Don’t Get Banned From The Amazon Affiliate Program – Get Your First Sale Today!

I run a few different niche websites that make money mostly from Amazon affiliate sales.

In my earlier days I was very close to getting banned as an affiliate because of the 180 no sales rule.

As the 180 days came closer and closer I was desperately trying to get my first sale to avoid this.

Today I’m going to tell you how to make sure you don’t get banned from the Amazon Affiliate Program due to the “180 Day No Sales” rule.

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Amazon has a long list of rules that you must follow in order to retain your status as an affiliate.

Most of the rules are very reasonable and easy to follow so you shouldn’t have a problem with them.

But there is one rule that you might struggle with if you’re new to affiliate marketing, even if you don’t do anything wrong.


No Sales In 180 Days Rule

This rule states that you need to get at least one sale on your affiliate account within the first 180 days or else you’ll be banned from the program.

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That’s a rejection email that you can expect to get if you’re nearing the 180 day mark.

This usually isn’t a problem because most people can manage to get at least one sale in the first few months. Some get plenty of sales even.

With that being said, the concern is still real for a lot of new marketers.

Every internet marketer works at a different pace. Some people are busy working full-time at another job so they aren’t able to put a lot of time into their new website.

Others are just very meticulous about their websites and so they don’t progress very fast.

Whatever the reason is, I’m here to help you get that first sale so that you don’t get banned.


How Will I Help You? 

I’m going to find a buyer for your website. I’m calling it the “Amazon Sale Swap”.

The way Amazon Affiliate links work with a 24 hour cookie so when someone clicks your affiliate link you will get a commission on anything they buy within the next 24 hours.

This is awesome because they don’t even have to buy the item that you’re promoting in order for you to get a commission.

I’ve made so many Amazon Affiliate commissions on products that I don’t even promote. It really is sweet.

So here’s what I’m going to do……..

I’m going to connect people who plan on buying something from Amazon with people who need that first affiliate sale.

So many of us buy things online on a regular basis.

Personally there are at least 5 things that I know I want to buy online and I most likely will buy one of those items within the next month.

I know I’m not alone here. I know there are a lot of you out there who will also buy something online within the next month.

So I’m going to compile a list of people who not only need to get that first affiliate sale BUT also plan on buying something online for themselves.

To sign up to this list, just enter your name and email address in the appropriate box at the bottom of this article.

This will only work for Amazon USA, Amazon UK and Amazon Canada affiliate programs.


How Will I Connect You?

For every person who signs up for this service, I’ll pair you with another person in your same affiliate program.

So if you’re part of the UK program you’ll only be paired with someone in that same program and same goes for USA and Canada.

Then when I get the pair, I’ll send both of you each others name and email address, no other information will be required.

Once I’ve sent you each others email addresses it will be up to you to arrange the purchase.

You can then direct them to your affiliate link and vice versa.

Remember: It is against Amazon Affiliate rules to send affiliate links via email. To get around this just send each other a link to your article where the affiliate link is posted.


Please Be Honest

This will only work if people are honest so please don’t sign up for this unless you actually plan on buying something from Amazon.

If you are honest and actually plan on buying something than you have to understand that you’re running the risk of the other person not actually going through with a purchase.

Although this would be very disappointing, there isn’t anything at risk here.

You were already planning to buy something so you haven’t lost anything. In this case I would recommend you just block that persons email address and move on.


I Will Not Spam You Or Sell Your Information

If you sign up for this service you should also be aware that this will mean you are on The Affiliate Lifestyle subscriber list.

This is a 100% safe list and I will never spam you or sell your information to anyone.

You may also unsubscribe at anytime.

If you sign up for this service and then unsubscribe immediately you will still be signed up for the Amazon sales swap.

So for those of you who want to take advantage of this Amazon sales swap but don’t want to receive emails from me about other affiliate marketing tips, that’s okay.

Just unsubscribe right away and you’ll still get the chance to make your first sale with the swap.

If you do plan on unsubscribing right away, be sure to wait until after I’ve sent you the name and email address of your pair otherwise you might not receive it.


You Can Re-Apply

As the rejection email explains, you are able to simply re-apply for a new associates account and most likely they won’t turn you down unless you’ve broken some other rules as well.

This is all well and good but wouldn’t you rather not have to go through this?

Not to mention it would be nice to make a sale in the process.


Want In?

Now it’s time to decide if you want in on this or not. Heck, even if you’ve already made plenty of Amazon Affiliate sales and you’re not at risk of being banned, you can still take this opportunity to get an extra commission.

In addition to that, maybe you and your pair could keep in touch and regularly buy things through each others links.

Below are three separate sign up forms. One for each program, USA, UK and Canada.

Just enter your name and email address in the appropriate box and wait for me to send you your pairs information.



How Long Until I Get My Pairs Info?

This one is tough to answer. This all depends on how many people sign up for this.

If a lot of people take advantage of this then you should get it within a couple of days.

Let’s hope it goes over well and then we can all get what we’re looking for.

Thank for stopping by today. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the box below and I’ll be sure to respond ASAP.



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