My first post (long time reader).
I plan to become an amazon associate, my question is- how hard is it to be accepted as an associate?
Now, I have a web domain, but I've just put up a holding page just now since I have no actual content yet.
My angle is going to be cool, quirky things, gift ideas and gadgets etc.
Will amazon grant me entry into the associate program easily enough?
Seeing so many low quality affiliate sites it's a wonder amazon even bothers letting those people become members in the first place. Being a web designer/developer by I must say, even my landing page is better designed than those sites.
Second question - why do affiliates focus so keenly on 'niche' products? Surely a well designed website with exceptional user experience that adds value to the internet and covers a broad spectrum of products would have a far higher chance of conversion than someone exclusively promoting weight loss pills on a shoddily thrown together wordpress blog?
ala ThisIsWhyImBroke.com :: The Internet's Mall < that's a great affiliate site.
Is it the technical barrier of entry that non-tech savvy marketers can't surmount?