Amazon Associates Central makes monetization easy for associates to earn money on their websites, blogs, or social media pages. Individuals can fill out an application with all of the required information and receive approval immediately. Read further to determine how the programs work and how you can benefit as an affiliate.


Associates earn commission by creating unique product links, promoting the links on their website, and driving referral traffic back to Amazon. Check out the following steps below to understand the typical process all applicants go through to get approved:

Step 1: An applicant creates an Amazon Affiliate account and waits for approval.

Step 2: The applicant becomes an associate and can begin creating affiliate links in their accounts after receiving approval from Amazon.

Step 3: The associate gains access to affiliate links and ads, copies the codes and then pastes them anywhere on their blogs or websites.

Step 4: The associate generates income after a customer clicks and buys an item through an ad or link.

And voila, that’s how the process works!

You have 180 days to get referrals after your application is approved. If you fail to make at least a few sales, Amazon will disqualify you. However, you can reapply using a different tracking ID under the same email address.



After you’ve established yourself as an associate and gained some referrals from your links and ads, you must determine how and when you’ll get paid. Amazon makes withdrawals easy for associates and ensures that all transactions are timely and secure.

So, how and when do associates get paid?

Amazon pays its associates via direct deposit, which is an ACH payment method they use to send funds to active bank accounts. Therefore, you can expect to receive your earnings by a specific pay date. Other payment methods are checks and gift cards.

All payment transactions occur monthly. However, Amazon has a net-60 payment schedule, meaning you get paid two months after every month you make sales. For example, you’ll receive earnings in March for all sales made in January.

One downside is that if a customer cancels an order before the shipping process starts, you won’t receive a commission. On the other hand, if a product is returned within 30 days, the commission will be deducted from your earnings.


Amazon gives associates the opportunity to earn passive income by promoting merchant products. All you have to do is decide what category you find the most interesting, write articles or blog posts about a specific product and include ads and links in the content, and you can become a trusted associate while increasing your monthly income.

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