What is Amazon Associates?
Amazon Associates Program is Amazon’s advertising program that pays advertising fees to its associates for referring new customers to Amazon. It is not a discount program. Amazon’s goal is to have their associates refer new customers in return for advertising fees.
Associates are not eligible for advertising fees when they place orders themselves, or ask people they know to routinely place orders through their links so they can earn advertising fees.
How to create an Amazon Associate account?
You can go to each of the affiliate / associates websites and create your accounts using the Amazon account that you are using. Some of them are given below:
The required details are about the user, their contact details, their websites and mobile apps, tax info. Once you finish and send the application, they will take some time and go through your profile and websites and other details and each of them reserves the right to make you an affiliate or not.
Once your application is approved, you can go to that country’s Amazon website and the product that you want to promote, generate an affiliate link and then share it on your network.
People in other countries like India will not be able to buy using your US affiliate link.. They would reach the US site of the book and would need to find their way to the book on the Indian site and you would not get commission on that from US.. As that is only for the US site.. You need to create your Indian affiliate account and then go to the Indian Amazon page of your book and generate an affiliate weblink there..
This is a brief about Amazon affiliates. I have been an Amazon affiliate with various Amazon stores over the last few months. Do let me know if you have any comments or doubts.. I would love to hear from you..