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can you join amazon associates programme (affiliates) with just a youtube page?

Discussion in 'YouTube Chat, Gossip & Help' started by sooty, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. sooty
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    Hi all, I'm making a new youtbube channel and a bit confused in what order to get things done. I intend to do product reviews. So far I have made channel art and logo and signed up for adsense. Hoping I can pick your brains. Its taking forever trying to learn everything from scratch so hoping someone can fire a few quick answers at me to the following.. really appreciate it. :

    1. I need to know can if I join amazon associates programme (affiliates) with just a youtube channel? On the 2nd page of the affiliates application process it asks to list my websites i intend to promote amazon stuff on. I'm not going to complete the application yet anyway as my channel does not appear as I have not uploaded x3 videos yet.

    2. Also, should I wait until i am able to apply for a youtube custom url? or will the ordinary longer page url be ok.

    3. If i get a youtube custom url in future (which i don't qualify for yet will my amazon affiliates account not recognise traffic from my new url?

    4. I have learnt that i cannot put links to amazon products on my videos anyway until my youtube account is approved for monitorize. When approved can I just go back to my original video that would have been uploaded weeks/months earlier and the add amazon links afterwards?

    apologies for the noob questions.
     
  2. Dutchie in England
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    I have no experience with Amazon, so I can't aswer this very well, but I have the feeling you need to hold your horses a bit. You don't have your channel URL set up, so I can't look at your channel, but I have the feeling you don't have many subscribers yet. Qualifying for a custom URL and enabling the monetization will take A LOT of time and effort! I have no idea how the amazon affiliation works (and why you need it), but I would focus on building your channel first and worry about getting paid later.
     
  3. nad
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    I'm an Amazon affiliate so let my try to answer the best I can.
    1. Yes you can be an Amazon affiliate with just a youtube channel. No I don't think it matters that you don't have a customs URL. Not sure whether they accept very small youtubers though.
    2. Answered that one in the first question, didn't I?
    3. I don't think you loose your old URL. You just get an additional customs URL so it will be fine. Also, as far as I remember you can apply for a change of URL any time.
    4. Never heard that you can only put affiliate links when your channel is approved for monetization. But no idea since that was never a question for me. You can add your affiliate links any time. I always create a comment with a short message and the link in it and pin it to the top. Just check my videos to see it.
     
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  4. FRANKIEandEMILY
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    yes you can, but they will "close your shop" if you don't sell stuff/get sales from your links. pretty simple to get it back though, it's just so they don't have inactive accounts, you just have to refresh the account basically.
     
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  5. sooty
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    thank you very much for all replies :thumbsup2:
     
  6. TheDutchTexan
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    I have attempted it with 4.7K subscribers and my channel wasn't good enough. So, I bet they have a cutoff at 10K subscribers.
     
  7. Dziugas
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    Someone tried creating US Affiliate Amazon program? I live in Lithuania and I tried to enter my lithuanian number but they didn't accept it, something about "we are forbidden to register this number" I wrote to support but they didn't replied lol
     
  8. nad
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    When was that? I remember that I tried a year ago and failed to apply cause I dind't have an US phone number. But in march this year I applied without US phone number.
     
  9. Dziugas
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    How did u do that? I've tried like a month ago lol
     
  10. DeanDK
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    Hi,

    I had applied and sold a few items. Then my affiliate account was cancelled, in an email that made no sense as to why. I sent an email asking the exact reason and the reply I got was my sub count was too low, around 300 at the time, and he said to reapply closer to 1000.

    I applied at 1000 and got approved. They actually sent me a cheque for the money I had made before they closed my account the first time.

    That was around mid this year.
     

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