Amazon Influencer is a new program currently in Beta. It is available for those of you with large social media followings and live in the United States. The premise is to get customized vanity URLS where you can sell Amazon products on your page and earn a greater commission that is currently available via the Amazon Affiliates.
In order to qualify for the Influencer program you need to login to your account and make sure your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other accounts are pointing to the proper locations. It also pays to have a biography and other relevant details so Amazon can make sure it is you. You can then simply submit your application.
Amazon has stated that it looks into a myriad of factors when accepting people into the limited program. The company says there is not set a cut-off in terms of follower count that guarantees an influencer will be let into the program, and that influencers across “all tiers and categories” will be represented. I have a feeling they want to cover as many different genres and niches as possible and not hundreds of general tech blogs. There are a few companies that have already confirmed they are an Influencer, such as popular mommy Youtube channel What’s Up Moms.
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