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Getting Your Ebay Partner Network Account

Updated on September 25, 2010
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How Can You Get Approved For Ebay Partner Network

We know these days that it is harder to get an Ebay partner account just based on our Hubpages account. To get one of these accounts generally means we have to have another website where we publish relevant, quality content that would relate to Ebay. products.

The question asked was"if I get an Ebay partner account, can I use it at other sites?" and the answer is absolutely. The approval is based on the value you bring to them.

Say you got a ebay partner account back in the old days when ebay would issue accounts based on free hosted sites like Hubpages. You could apply, and as long as your hubs were on subjects relevant to Ebay, you would likely be approved.

This account was approved based on your writings on Hubpages. The account was issued to you, not to Hubpages. Therefore you could put Ebay products on any relevant site, and you could earn money.

These days, because of the actions of those who abused Ebay's program, getting approved for a site is now more difficult.

I don't know that it is a hard and fast rule, but they like you to have a site or sites that are based on your own hosting.

On that hosting it is best that you are using a domain that belongs to you. To be honest it would likely be better that you don't use anonymous whois data. If they want to verify that the person signing up for their program is who they say they are, and the whois is a simple way for them to verify you.

On your own site, you need to write articles that are relevant to Ebay's buyers and sellers. What do I mean by that?

Look at Ebay, and see what is for sale. You can write articles about anything that Ebay sells. I buy things like cell phones, computers, and other tech items from Ebay, so I tend to write my sites about those items. They can be reviews, general observations, or even a blog about how much you love your particular belonging.

My wife collects china, so she looks on Ebay for pieces that complete her collections, so a good subject for her to write about might be different makers of china, and why she likes certain patterns.

You aren't limited by any one category. You could write about collectables, since Ebay is a great place to find collectables of all sorts. Just take care to read Ebay's Terms of Service to see what items they prohibit, and stay away from those things or subjects.

Don't write articles that challenge Ebay policies, those are likely to be counterproductive when you are trying to gain their approval.

Above all, make sure the articles you write are not spun copied knock off's of other peoples work. Just like hubpages, the people who are looking for reasons to approve your account want to see that you can provide value to their network.

Would you be likely to buy an item from a site where the writing made no sense whatsoever? Would you be likely to stay on that site and look for relevant content, or would you just move on to the next site? Just like any other advertiser, Ebay is looking for people who can do interesting, thoughtful work that people want to read.

I hope this little hub is helpful to you and others. You will find other advertising programs in your career online, and some will have very stringent requirements. Find out what the requirements are and try to meet or exceed them.

Good luck here at Hubpages!



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    • puter_dr profile image

      Mike Bouska 6 years ago from Midwest USA

      You can use the account on other sites. EPN wants you to add the new site to your account before using it for promotion

    • Hogan Quick profile image

      Hogan Quick 6 years ago from Heartland, USA

      Huh...interesting. I just got an ebay affiliate account through hubpages only. I am a little surprised since I did not have that many hubs published. Now, I am wondering if I can use this same account on my other hosted websites. Can this be done? And how? All I seem to have is an Ebay ID number. Thanks.