I'm not an Amazon affiliate, but I know that Adsense specifically tells you not to click on your own adds, or risk losing your account through them. I would be very careful using your own adds to make purchases.
I can't find the page right now, but Amazon don't want you to buy things through your own Amazon associate links.
So if you're going to make an Amazon purchase, go through a fellow hubbers hub, click on any of their products, do a search for what you're after when you get to Amazon.com and buy it, and your fellow hubber will get a commission for the sale.
(any of my purchases will be through a fellow hubber tho as one helped me get the next tier commission level with a purchase over christmas that was in the end very helpful, something I would like to do for another someday, I know it really made my day!)
You may not purchase products during sessions initiated through your own Associates links and will not receive referral fees for such orders. This includes orders for customers, orders on behalf of customers, and orders for products to be used by you, your friends, your relatives, or your associates in any manner.
Thanks for posting this, lrohner. I was looking for this info just the other day, and I couldn't find it! Now I know not to do that. Sigh. Anyone else have dried blueberries and Lansinoh breastpumps on their hubs? Well, I don't have a Lansinoh breastpump on a hub yet. I was getting ready to write a hub about that ... Oh well. Maybe I'll just do Squidoo lenses instead. Good idea, skyfire! ;-)
Mark - You can buy things that are not on your page- for instance I sold 6 bulk packets of oral gel - I believe that not only have i never written on oral gel, i was not, until i checked the purchase, aware that oral gel existed- not be confused with toothpaste- this is gel to stop your mouth going dry-
I think amazon will not pay commission to you. But you can try.. So I'm not sure. My friend is aff of amazon and she make a order for her brother. She cannot get commission for that item cause amazon recheck ip nearly or coordinate with her ip or more.. I'm not sure..
For this case , I suggest not do it.. If you do that on your risk.. Anyway have a good deal..
I just got this email. Is terminating your account normal if you don't have any sales or referrals in 90 days????Hello,Thanks again for joining the Amazon Associates program. We’re reaching out to you...
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