I had signed up for Amazon Associates since 2001, but I have not made any significant gains from them and considering things as they stand today, earning from Amazon Associates is the weakest amount of dollars compared to the paid blogging programmes and Google Adsense. Recently however, I became eligible for payout from Amazon Associates and yesterday they sent me this e-mail:
Dear Amazon.com Associate,
It’s time again for referral fee payments to our Associates! We have reached the end of February 2007, and we have just sent payments to eligible Associates for the referral fees earned in the program. These payments also include any credit balance carried forward from previous payment periods. You can find your payment amount and more information on your payments in Associates Central under Your Account > View your payment history.
You can see the screenshot as per below.
Oh yeah, in case you were wondering I opted for “direct deposit” bank transfer into my VMI card. As VMI users would know, the VMI card comes with a checking bank account with Southwest Bank, complete with bank account number and bank routing number. So all I did was to fill in the blanks and Amazon seems to recognise that I have a US bank account 🙂 I do not have to wait for the minimum of $100 for the check payment, the minimum balance for a bank transfer is only $10.
Amazon Associates is only recommended to those whose blogs is geared towards products and services promotions, otherwise it will take ages for you to wait for a sale. As you can see from the screenshot above, my first sale was in 2006, after signing up for the programme in 2001.
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