If you are amazon.com affiliate and promoting amazon.com products from your website or blog, mainly you are promoting their products to get commission. Some bloggers are also running niche blogs specially for amazon that works well for them and money generating machine for them. I have started promoting amazon associates products since January 2014 and was in learning phase at that time. I learned how to rank in search engine and also how to increase conversation rate for any products we promote during that year.
Here is my amazon affiliate earning report for entire 2014 year in the below image. That was yearly report but there is biggest problem using amazon affiliate is there they are not sending payments through traceable couriers like Google adsense.(Now Google adsense has been updated with direct bank transfer that I really appreciate). You too can Become an Amazon Affiliate and make your living from Amazon Affiliate Program Commission. If you have any question related to How to Make Money Using Amazon affiliate, feel free to add me on Facebook, I would love to help you.
Google adsense was sending checks through bluedart like service that we can easily track when we will get it with exact status of checks. It is totally different in case of amazon associates.
You can see the red colored numbers were issued checks, total 5 checks were for amazon affiliate earning and two checks were issued for Amazon CPM Earnings. Total 7 checks have been issued from amazon to me but I have received only two checks. I have emailed so many times regarding the same to amazon and every time I was receiving the reply that me and my colleague is working on your payment to be issued and it will be issued in next payment cycle or we will contact you once your payment is issued.
If you are thinking that Amazon Associate Program Scam and fraud, I would say Amazon associates is not fraud actually, but their system is difficult for affiliates to stick with them and promote their products.Because I have received total 7 out of 2 payments and credited to my account successfully.
Every person or business owner wants to increase their earning anyway, amazon is best place to find everything at the same place for customers. And for affiliate it is the best person who introduce the product to the world wide web. Affiliate programs are the best thing for publishers to make money for any products simply by promoting them on their blogs. I am sure there are many amazon affiliates who use amazon.com affiliate programs but they may have similar issue like me.
I have tried to give suggestion to amazon.com associate department that they should issue payment checks through traceable courier service, so that publishers can easily track their checks. I have also trying to suggest them, if amazon will deduct the courier charges from my earning and then send checks through trusted post service, it would be more than helpful.(I can say to deduct my earning for shipping checks, however can not say if other bloggers are agree to deduct shipping charges from their earning or not).
If amazon.com is also making payment system like Google adsense, (NEFT payment system), amazon can attract more and more publishers from India. Because Indian bloggers are the best bloggers and they know how to take any business from zero to the sky level.(I can say this sentence because I have seen many bloggers making thousands of dollars in single day for event blogging). They know the power of blogging.
I trust on amazon, but I am not receiving my payments on time because of lacking this facility from your side(Amazon.com), We all know that the time is very precious thing that never come back again. By implementing this feature on amazon.com, will help amazon to get rid of re-issuing checks again and again and to manage their records. If NEFT is there, it will be more helpful for amazon to get rid of paperworks.
I am leaving rest of things and final decision on amazon, this is my opinion about amazon.com affiliate, If you are blogger and have faced similar issue from Amazon Affiliate Websites, I would suggest you to raise your suggestion through amazon.com associate contact page mentioning that you want amazon.com to send checks along with tracking information, so that you can check it from your side too.
Only my suggestion will not work, but if this suggestion is raised by publishers from India, I am sure, they will consider this and implement the same, at-least we can make good path for our fellow bloggers too. Kindly share this post on social media for the benefit of your self as well as other bloggers too.Kindly share your comments in the comment box below.
Update : Now I have found solution to this problem. I use Payoneer to receive amazon affiliate earning and good news is that we can receive payment to Indian bank account within 48 hours once it is issued. Signup for Payoneer to get started. Here is how you can receive affiliate payment to Bank account.