Another way to monetize your blog is through affiliate marketing. One of the most profitable affiliate programs that you can join is “Amazon affiliate program.” Affiliate marketing is critical in today’s blogger industry; I can tell you that it pays better than almost anything on the internet. This is why I’m going to introduce you to one of the best, if not the best, affiliate program that exists now. In this article, I will share with you the steps on how to join the amazon affiliate program in Nigeria without facing any stress.
Who disagrees with this definition? It is the perfect definition of affiliate marketing. Even if we fail to look at some reasons, we should not forget that Amazon is the world’s biggest store. I didn’t say a continent or some part of the globe, the world as a whole. The richest man at the moment is Jeff Bezos, and he is the owner of Amazon. Ask yourself this question, and if he has so much money with Amazon, I can also make money from Amazon.
There are many ways to make money from Amazon, and this is what we are going to look at today. Amazon affiliate program is currently the number one program that any top blogger would recommend to monetize your blog.
Entirely too many bloggers notice this Amazon affiliate program is only available to people living in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Japan, Italy, France & the Netherland. This means that people living outside the shores of these countries cannot have an Amazon affiliate account.
Nothing’s impossible on the internet today. Having so many advancements cannot be for anything. Even if you are not in those countries, you can still have an Amazon affiliate account. Don’t mind the title that reads, “How to open an Amazon Affiliate account in Nigeria.” Even if you are in South Africa, Georgia, Pakistan and you’re reading this, you can try the following procedures that I’m going to list below to help you create an Amazon account.
How to join the Amazon Affiliate program in Nigeria
Go to affiliate-program.amazon.com/home/. Tap Join now for FREE!. Next page, fill in your name, Email & Password, then click Create your Amazon account.
Now it’s time to verify your email address. Check the mailbox of the email you typed in for code and type it in the box on the page. Then tap Verify. If you didn’t get any code, you could still tap Resend Code, and you will surely get the code in your mailbox.
The next page is the Website and Mobile App List. List all the top-level domains and mobile apps on which you plan to display banners, widgets, Special Links, or other ads from Amazon Associates. You need to add at least one website or mobile app. You can add up to 50 websites or mobile apps. Then click Next.
After clicking next, you will see another piece of information that reads, “Are any of the websites or mobile apps listed above directed primarily at children under 13? These websites and mobile apps are not eligible to display banners, widgets, special links, or other ads from Amazon Associates. You are required to declare this information.” Just tick No and click Confirm.
Under the Profile page, you have to fill in your preferred Associates’ Store ID? The * sign shows that this is vital information to them. Kindly fill it and select “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? What type are your websites or mobile apps? How do you drive traffic to your website(s)?, How do you utilize your websites and apps to generate income?” and so on, until you get to the ending of the page, then click Next >>.
The Identity Verification page is the trickiest part, and Nigerians cannot have an Amazon account. You have to verify the store through a phone call. You’ll be asked to type in your number for them to call you and verify your account.
You need a USA number to scale through this step, which was why we covered that tutorial on creating a free USA number in Nigeria. You will need to learn how to get one. Read the tutorial, get your number, type it in the box, and hit Verify. A PIN will be provided on the verification page so that when they call you, you will have to type it on your phone. Just think of it as if you are trying to get to the MTN customer care representative.
After that, tick I agree to the Associate’s Program Operating Agreement’s terms and conditions and click Finish >>. On the next page, you will be asked for your Tax Information. You need to follow these procedures and answer the questions as are going to be stated below;
Tax Information Interview
- Who will receive income from Amazon or its subsidiary? — individual
- For U.S. tax purposes, are you a U.S. person? — no
- Are you acting as an intermediary agent or other person receiving payment on behalf of another person or as a flow-through entity? — no
Tax Identity Information
- Enter your full name.
- Select “Nigeria” as a country of residence.
- De-Selected “I have a Non-US TIN.”
- Select “I could not/have not obtained TIN from my local authorities because of other reasons. “
- Click “Continue.”
- Set “location of services perfumed” to: All services will be performed outside the U.S.
- Accept agreement/consent.
- Enter your full name as “signature.”
- Clicked Save > Preview > Submit
That’s all that you should know about how to join the Amazon Affiliate program in Nigeria or any other country that does not support it. Now, you should go ahead and create ads that you will place on your website or app.