Amazon Affiliate Program

How to Become an Amazon Affiliate

Sign Up for an Amazon Associates Account

Go to and click “Join Now for Free” button or “Join Now” link under Join section.

If you don’t have an existing Amazon account, you can create one by clicking on Create your Amazon account button.

Enter your name, email and password to the form and click on Create your Amazon account button.

Enter the code sent to your email then click on the Verify button to verify email address.

Create your Amazon Associates Account Profile

After verifying your email address, you can start creating your Amazon Associates Account profile.

1. Account Information

Enter your Account Information such as Payee Name, Address, Zip Code, Country, and Phone Number.

Select from the options “Who is the main contact for this account?” and then click on the Next button.

2. Website and Mobile App List

On the next step, you will need to list all the domains and/or apps such as YouTube channel on which you plan to display banners or links Amazon Associates. You need to add at least one website or mobile app. Click on the Next button.

After clicking the Next button, you will be prompted with the question below. Just select “Yes” or “No” and then click on the Confirm button.

3. Profile

The next step is filling in your Profile details and Traffic & Monetization details.

On the Profile section, enter your Preferred Associates Store ID, What are your websites or mobile apps about?, Which of the following topics best describes your websites or mobile apps?, What type of Amazon items do you intend to list on your websites or mobile apps?, and What type are your websites or mobile apps?.

On the Traffic & Monetization section, select from the list on How do you drive traffic to your website(s)?, How do you utilize your websites and apps to generate income?. How do you usually build links?, How many total unique visitors do your websites and apps get per month?, What is your primary reason for joining the Amazon Associates Program?, and How did you hear about us?

After completing the Profile section and Traffic & Monetization section, type the characters you see in the box and then click on the Next button.

4. Identify Verification

In order to verify your identity, you will need to enter a Telephone Number which they will use to make an automated phone call. Once your phone rings, a 4-digit PIN will appear on your screen. The Amazon automated call will ask you to enter the 4-digit PIN on your phone for verification.

After the PIN verification, you will receive a success message same as below. Check on the Operating Agreement option then click on the Finish button.

5. Start Using Associates Central

Lastly, you will receive your unique Associate ID and you will be asked if you already like to Enter your Payment and Tax Information.

If you choose Later, you will be redirected to your Amazon Associates Dashboard. Don’t forget to set your Payment and Tax Information later.

6. Tax Information Set Up

In order to receive payments, you need to provide your Tax Information on the following:

Who will receive income from Amazon or its subsidiary? If you are an Individual, or either a Sole Proprietor or a Single-Member LLC where the owner is an individual, select “Individual“.

Select Yes or No “For U.S. tax purposes, are you a U.S. person?”

Select Yes or No on “Are you acting as an intermediary agent, or other person receiving payment on behalf of another person or as a flow-through entity?”

Under Tax Identity Information, enter your Full Name, Country of Citizenship, Permanent Address and Mailing Address, and Tax Identification Number (TIN) value (see TIN Information below)

Click Sign and Submit when complete.

TIN Information

Foreign (non-U.S.) Income Tax Identification Number (TIN)

If you have a foreign (non-U.S.) income tax identification number issued by your local tax authority, check the option for “I have a Non-US TIN” then enter you TIN Value in the box.

If you unchecked the option “I have a Non-US TIN”, you will see the message “If no TIN is provided, any reduction of the 30% statutory withholding tax rate applicable to your U.S. source payments will not apply.” and you will be asked “Why are you not able to provide a TIN?“. Select your reason from the options provided.

7. Payment Information

Before Amazon can pay you, you must have your Payment Information set up.

You can select from the three Payment Method options on how you want to receive your payments.

Pay me by direct deposit

You must have a $10.00 minimum earnings to use this option

You need to provide your bank information.

Pay me by gift card

You must have a $10.00 minimum earnings to use this option.

Your gift certificate/card will be sent to your primary email address.

Pay me by check

You must have a $100.00 minimum earnings to use this option. You can also set your own threshold above the minimum on the Minimum payment threshold field.

Your check will be sent to your contact address (make sure that you give your valid mailing address). Check processing fee also applies. You can read more information here

After selecting your preferred payment method you can now click on the Submit button.

On your Amazon Associates Dashboard, you can either choose Quick Links: Search for Product or Browse for Product.

Quick Links: Search for Product allows you to search for a product using a keyword or ASIN/ISBN.

Browse for Product allows you to search for products from the list of categories.

To start searching, let’s try Browse for Product and click on Books & Textbooks category. After clicking a category, it will display the list of items for your selected category.

Once you find a product, click on the Get link button on the right side of your selected product.

Once you clicked on the Get link button, you will see the options to customize your link.

You can customize your link by Text and Image, Text Only, or Image Only.

Text and Image

Text Only

Image Only

When you know what type of link you would like to use, copy the HTML code on the Get HTML Code For This Product Link section of your selected link and then paste it into your website.

Amazon Associates Program Commission Rates

You can find full details of Amazon Associates Program Commission Rates on the link below.

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