Thought I’d get ahead of the game so that I could be ready to add affiliate links to any relevant items I might promote on my new niche website, thepositiveclub.com.
After tracking down all the info I needed to sign up, like my bank details in international format (IBAN and SWIFT BIC codes, which were on my bank statements), I completed the online application.
Here is Amazon’s reply:
Thank you for contacting the Amazon.co.uk Associates Customers Services team.
I’ve reviewed of your application to become an Amazon Associate, and visited the website where you planned to advertise for Amazon.co.uk.
When selecting Amazon.co.uk Associates Programme participants, we try to determine why a customer would seek out the website in question, review the topic or content of the website, and subsequently follow a link to Amazon.co.uk. The programme isn’t set up to simply advertise Amazon.co.uk and third party links within websites, or make mini Amazon websites.
Since your website doesn’t appear to be finished, we’re unable to view your content in its entirety.
We’ve decided that your site may not present a mutually beneficial business opportunity and because of this, we can’t accept your application at this time. We encourage you to resubmit your application after creating a unique site with original content.
I hope that the information provided helps clarify matters for you in relation to your reports. If you require any additional assistance or information please contact us again:
Thank you for your interest in the Associates Programme.”
Note to self – next time, fully establish and populate your website before applying.