Concept -> Design -> Build -> Launch (in 3 days)

over 4 years ago from Ian Clarke, Designer & Web Developer

  • Ian ClarkeIan Clarke, over 4 years ago

    Well That was short lived. Amazon reviewed the site and won't allow me to be an affiliate :( Thankfully I didn't invest too much money into this website (about $20 total).

    But hey, you live and learn!

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    • tim hickstim hicks, over 4 years ago

      Great work on the site and the super quick turn around... very impressive.

      I'm curious about the process of becoming an Amazon affiliate and why they declined you... Any info you might have would be great. Cheers!

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      • Ian ClarkeIan Clarke, over 4 years ago

        They don't really offer explanations as to why they reject you (which I can understand given the amount of applications they get). But I do know, they prefer sites that are essentially blog that link out to products. For example if I had other pages on my site detailing how to decorate a child's room in a Space theme, and other things like that, then I might have been accepted. Plus I might have applied too early. Without driving a ton of traffic in reality they don't need my $200 a month I'd send their way.

        And I think they just dislike "catalogue" sites. Mine was curated, which at least offers some value, but I can see people abusing this and essentially rebuilding Amazon and linking out to them. It would weaken their brand.

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