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Amazon Associates Phone Verification Issues

Amazon Associates Phone Verification Issues

A lot of our users are having issues with the phone verification process whilst signing up for Amazon Affiliates.

If you are seeing this image then read on.

No matter how much you keep clicking “Call Me Now” it just goes back to that screen.

We have done some testing and it seems that the system is having issues with non US mobile phone numbers and also although as a norm if you change the area code to your area code you would leave the 0 (zero) out of the number. But not on Amazon that would be to simple.

So lets presume you are from the UK so you would alter the drop down area code to +44

Now normally you would omit the 0(zero) because the +44 deals with that and add the rest of your number like this:

But if you do that you will end up back at the top image so to continue with the Amazon phone verification process add your number with the 0 (zero) at that start like this:

Click the “Call Me Now” and a new little box will appear with a 4 digit number you enter in to your phone handset when the automated Amazon Guy phones

 

Hope the above solves your issue.

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Amazon Affiliate -Tips on Affiliate Websites 2019

Hi I’m Mark from Amazon Income and I am going to share with you the best way of creating a successful Amazon Affiliate website

I shall be treating you like a complete novice so please fell free to skip a little if it seems I’m trying to “teach a dog old tricks”.

I will presume that you being on this page means one of two things. A/ Thinking of starting an Amazon Affiliate website. B/ Have started but are stuck.

First off while you can make considerable amounts of income via affiliate marketing you should never think of it as a get rich quick scheme because that it certainly is not!

Table of Contents:

1/ What is an Amazon affiliate website and how do they work

2/ Getting up and running

3/ Tips for success 

 

1/ What is an Amazon affiliate website and how do they work?

Simply put an affiliate website is a site that you own that promotes someone else’s products via affiliate codes where by you will earn a commission or fee for sales generated from your site.

It gets a little more in depth than the above statement but for the purposes of Amazon that is all you need to know. The Amazon affiliate programme works on a commission based system that varies per category. So before you chose your niche ( more on niche’s later on ). You may wish to check out the commission rates first and I have added an image of the current rates for you to take a look at.

Amazon Affiliate Commission Structure

Please note however that these commission rates are correct at the time of this publication. Please check for your self for any updates by using this link https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/operating/schedule

As you can see from the above image the rates paid vary quite a bit from 0.00% right up to 10.00%.  Whilst it is not a life and death decision on what type of products you wish to advertise it is part of the consideration process. The best part about affiliate websites is that you need to carry no stock, there is no postage to worry about, and no customers to communicate with. All that is done by the seller or owner of the product you are advertising.

So to sum up, an Amazon affiliate website is one that sells products or services that you earn commission from.

 

2/ Getting up and running.

This is a fairly simple process and not nearly as expensive as it was say 5 years ago. There are plenty of companies and sites that offer Amazon Affiliate setups and of coarse we are one of them.

But in this post we shall tell you how to do it as opposed to pushing our packages.

Niche

The first and MOST important decision you need to make is “what products do I promote”. In other words your niche. I can not stress to you enough the importance of this as it will make the deference between success and failure. Your site will need a lot of SEO (search engine optimisation) work with manual input from you in the way of reviews, guides, and blog posts.

So for example if you do not like cats and dogs why on earth would you promote pet food or pet carriers on a pet website. You will need to be passionate or at least interested in the type of product you are about to advertise. Test your self now with pen and paper. Decide on something you do not like and try and write a 200 word positive review or guide. I bet you can’t,  your visitors are looking for a reason to buy from you. If you can not make them feel good and positive about buying from you they will simply move on.

Another thing to consider is a niche inside a niche, lets for arguments sake presume you are passionate about gaming.

Gaming is a massive niche,and that means massive competition to get your site noticed and ranked on search engines. So lets look for a more specific type of product. I play games myself a bit and after my console and my games the next biggest expense is replacing broken headsets and controllers. So why not concentrate on accessories.

Domain Name

So now you have your niche and are ready to create and build your site. The first thing you will need is a domain name, again a hugely important factor to consider, after all if you are promoting xbox accessories you are not going to want your domain name as www.ps4accessories.com are you. So consider carefully before you purchase a domain name. We use and are happy to recommend Namecheap as your domain name supplier.

Hosting

Web Hosting is again pretty cheap and if you are happy to start out with one site then a simple shared hosting plan will work fine for you. Once again we are happy to recommend Nnamecheap.

Most shared hosting has the ability to one click install WordPress.

 

So you now have your domain and website up on the big WWW – Congrats!

 

3/ Tips for success

The biggest tip I can give you for success providing you have followed what has been said above is SEO. Gone are the days of dropping a few links on Twitter and Facebook and watching the sales role in. Granted you may get a few sales from doing that but the real profit is in search engines.

And it is not easy to get on the first page of Google I can assure you.

Promoting your site

When you hear the words promote and advertising most people think of placing adverts on sites or in sponsored search engine listings. But these ways of promoting do not work as well as they used to and certainly not for Amazon Affiliate Sites.

The word “Content” is gold now. In my opinion the more content you have the more the search engines like you, BUT there are a few rules to follow.

Your content must be:

  • Unique
  • Relevant
  • SEO Friendly

Unique – Copy and paste will only harm your ranking as Google and other engines check for this, so write unique content.

Relevant – Be sure that what you write reflects what you are trying to promote.

SEO Friendly – Make sure that what you post is what search engine like, there are lots of WordPress plugins that help with this.

WordPress is perfect for content as essentially it is still a blog. No matter what you have done to it either with themes, widgets, or plugins you will still have the “new post” option… so use it!

  • Write reviews about your products in your own unique way.
  • If your product is complicated simply buy it and create a guide for it.
  • Selling similar products ? Create a comparison post

The list goes on and on. Content, content, and more content.

Email Marketing

A hugely under valued promotion tool. Direct email marketing is proven to work with a higher click through rate than any other form of marketing.

Why ? Its simple because to have obtained someones email address and there consent to use it. They were obviously interested in what you are offering.

Again if you do not like cats and dogs, you will not sign up to email marketing on a pet site will you.

There are plenty of newsletter and email marketing plugins available for WordPress so use them.

Lastly make your site visibly pleasing. Use images and place content in the correct place.

Links:

More help in setting up WordPress as an Amazon Affiliate Store

Web Hosting with us

 

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Web Hosting With us

Along side all our Amazon Affiliate websites we offer web hosting (some come with FREE hosting).

All our hosting comes with full access via your own cPanel, where you can create email address, FTP accounts etc.

Our standard Amazon Affiliate web hosting costs just £5.99 per month, and can be viewed/purchased here

The award winning user friendly cPanel

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Affiliate Website Sales Information

If you have purchased an Affiliate Website from us this is what will happen next.

If applicable the first thing we will do simply because it takes the longest is purchase you a new domain name that matches the niche you have bought.

The new domain name can and sometimes does take up to 48 hrs to go live on the internet, but in the mean time behind the scenes we will be creating you a hosting account and building the site.

You will receive an email from us asking you to do the following:

  • Setup an Amazon Affiliate account ( we need your affiliate ID to add products to your new website )
  • Create an account where we registered your new domain name ( so we can pass ownership of the domain to you )

The email will contain full instructions and links to complete the above.

Please note that if you have a domain name or an idea for what domain name you would like please inform us immediately.

 

 

 

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Going it alone woozone, wordpress, and Amazon setup.

Hi There, in this tutorial I will list all the things needed to create one of our automated Amazon affiliate stores.

Purchases needed to complete this guide:

1/ First you will need a domain name, this is probably the most important thing you are going to get as it will be the first thing a potential buyer will see.

We Recommend: LINK TO GO HERE

2/ Now you have your domain name you need to grab yourself some hosting so that people can actually view your new website.

We Recommend: LINK TO GO HERE

3/ You will need to purchase a plugin that is used to pull information from Amazon and populate your website with products using your unique affiliate code.

WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates – WordPress Plugin – You can buy this by clicking HERE

 

Install and setup

Ok now you have your domain name and hosting, go ahead and install wordpress via your cPanel or other hosting panel.

From your wordpress admin panel you need to navigate to plugins – add new, and search for woocommerce and install that, next you will need to add the woozone that you purchased, and activate both of those.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only other thing you need now is your Amazon affiliate ID which can be got by visiting https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk

Costs

Domain name  £10 (per year)

Hosting  £60 (per year)

Woozone Amazon Affiliates  £38

Total Cost = £108

 

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What we do, and how we do it.

Hi there, in this post I will go over what we do here at Amazon Income.

Our main and primary goal is to create great looking and fully functioning websites that connect to Amazon market place products.

Whats the purpose of this I hear you ask, well its simple really… “To Make Money”.

Amazon offers an affiliate account where by if you sale a product that they have listed you will earn a commission on the sale, the commission paid varies per category from 0% to 10% for example if you sold an item that Amazon has listed in their “PC, PC Components, DVD & Blu-Ray” category you would receive a commission of 2.50% on the other hand if you listed a product from the “Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Pets Products, Pantry” category you would get 8.00% per sale.

So the above shows you why we do it, the how we do it gets a little more complicated. In short we utilise WordPress and some really cool themes and plugins to achieve a great looking webstore that is populated with Amazon products that will earn YOU commission.

We have written a tutorial on how to create a site just like the one shown in the image, and have given approximate costs for completing the process but please note we do not supply support or help if you go it alone and as you can see the costings are more than we sale our complete start up package for. (The image is clickable and will take you to the actual site)