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This video is about the speaker's journey to become an Amazon affiliate. Initially, the speaker applied for the program but didn't qualify due to not having enough followers. After months of grinding on YouTube and reaching 100 subscribers, the speaker applied again and made some commissions. However, they still didn't have enough followers. It wasn't until Christmas day of 2020 that the speaker finally reached 500 subscribers and was accepted into the program. They made around $7 in commissions within the first seven days. The speaker also mentions having 4,000 hours of watch time on their YouTube channel. Despite not knowing Amazon's specific focus on watch time or views, the speaker is now a successful Amazon affiliate for the past 13 months.
all right well two years ago when i
first started this channel i immediately
applied for the amazon affiliate program
i had my family and friends subscribed
to my channel and i had about 10
and during that time during the review
process because you automatically get it
approved i made only about a dollar
fifty or two dollars in commissions
during a certain time frame and then a
couple weeks later i got an email from
amazon saying i just don't qualify i
just don't have enough of a following or
enough juice so to speak i didn't really
didn't think anything of it it was kind
of like just a shot in the dark so i
continued my youtube journey i kept on
grinding and it took me six months to
get to 100 subscribers so when i did get
to 100 subscribers i applied for the
amazon affiliate program one more time
and again this time i made about oh 10
or so worth of commissions
but then i guess after the review i got
the email saying i just didn't have
enough of a following
but this time instead of just deleting
the email i actually read the email and
one thing that stuck out to me was the
number 500 and basically it says that
you need at least 500 subscribers on
whatever platform you're on be it
twitter be it instagram or be it youtube
so on and so forth
so i thought oh my god this is going to
take me forever to be approved for the
amazon affiliate program
so again i have to fast forward probably
about five months later almost a year
after i started my channel and it just
happened to be on christmas day of 2020
i hit 500 subscribers so what did i do i
applied to amazon affiliate program
and i i made some commissions
but instead of getting that dreaded
you know a month or two later
about two weeks later i got an email
you've been accepted into the program i
was so excited so the first seven days i
was with the program on my third try i
made it's about seven dollars again i
got accepted christmas day and i made
seven dollars towards the end of the
in my situation
i need 500 subscribers
but here's the caveat with my 500
subscribers on youtube on this channel i
had about 4 000 hours of watch time so i
don't know you know how focused amazon
is on your watch time or your views or
if they're just focusing on subs
so in my situation
500 subscribers and i had about 4 000
hours of watch time and now i am an
amazon affiliate and i have been for the
past 13 months or so hope the video
Two years ago, when I first started this channel, I eagerly applied for the Amazon affiliate program. At that time, I only had about 10 subscribers, most of them being my family and friends. During the review process, I earned a meager commission of around a dollar fifty or two dollars. However, a few weeks later, I received an email from Amazon stating that I didn't qualify due to my lack of following or "juice," as they put it. Initially, I didn't think much of it and continued my journey on YouTube, working hard to grow my channel.
Fast forward six months, and I finally reached 100 subscribers. Encouraged by this milestone, I decided to give the Amazon affiliate program another shot. This time around, I managed to earn around $10 in commissions. However, despite my efforts, I received the same disappointing email stating that I still didn't have enough of a following.
But this time, rather than simply deleting the email and moving on, I decided to read it thoroughly. One thing caught my attention – the number 500. According to Amazon, I needed at least 500 subscribers on any platform, be it Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube, to qualify for the affiliate program. This realization made me feel disheartened, as I thought it would take forever to reach that milestone.
Undeterred, I continued to work on my channel, and after almost a year, on Christmas day of 2020, I hit the coveted 500 subscribers mark. Without wasting any time, I applied for the Amazon affiliate program once again. This time, something amazing happened – I was accepted into the program! I was ecstatic. Within the first seven days of being a part of the program, I earned approximately seven dollars in commissions.
In my particular situation, having 500 subscribers was crucial, but there was an additional factor that played a role in my acceptance. On this channel, I had accumulated around 4,000 hours of watch time. I don't know if Amazon takes watch time into consideration along with subscribers, but in my case, it seemed to have made a difference.
Now, I have been an Amazon affiliate for the past 13 months, and I'm grateful for the opportunities it has provided. It was a challenging journey, but persistence pays off. So for those of you aspiring affiliate marketers, I hope my story inspires you to keep pushing forward, even when faced with rejection.
Remember, success might not come right away, but with dedication and hard work, you can achieve your goals. And who knows? Maybe you'll be celebrating your acceptance into the affiliate program sooner than you think.
Thank you for watching, and I hope this video has been helpful!
The video explains how to add Amazon affiliate links to YouTube videos, highlighting the potential for content creators to monetize their channels through affiliate marketing. The process involves creating an account with the Amazon Associate Program, searching for products, generating affiliate links, and adding them to video descriptions. The tutorial also emphasizes the significance of affiliate marketing on YouTube and its increasing popularity among marketers.
Generating Amazon affiliate links is a straightforward process. The ability to easily promote products through various channels has had a significant impact on the affiliate marketing industry, making it easier for marketers to include affiliate links in their content and increase the potential for earning commissions.
Manual approval is a process of accepting an affiliate as a member of an affiliate program. Check out the article for more information.
To increase chances of approval for affiliate programs, Chris recommends establishing a personal connection with the network or vendor and proving a track record of sales or leads. Manual approval is essential for merchants to monitor and analyze affiliate applications.
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