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Have you been searching for a detailed guide that elucidated how to sign up for a USA amazon affiliate as a non-us resident? 

Then you have landed in a king’s palace where all information you need concerning this topic is on a single web page.

We know that you must have come across assorted web pages that talk on this topic but they ended up telling you that you must have a USA phone number before you are able to sign up for a USA amazon affiliate as a non-US resident.

Getting Started

Sign Up For USA Amazon Affiliate

From our detailed research, we found a trick that works perfectly which you can use to sign up for a USA amazon affiliate as a non-US resident regardless of your country.

We noticed that using a purchased USA phone number or fake US number to sign up for a USA amazon affiliate as a non-US resident is quite risky,

As Amazon normally sends OTP to your registered phone number almost every time you wish to log in to your affiliate account.

Another fallacy that we will trash from your mind as you go through this guide is the saying that you must own a website before you can get approved at the Amazon affiliate program.

Although this guide will be quite long, we have detailed all the necessary steps including screenshots that you will need to follow to sign up for a USA amazon affiliate as a non-US resident.

 With our guide, you can get approved even without owning your website.

Hereunder, you can promote your Amazon affiliate link via forums, social media, emails, etc.

The trick we elucidated here works perfectly in every country that is outside the United States.

In this guide, the processes we discussed here are quite easy and you can get accepted on Amazon associate without owning any website.

 Also, the issue of purchasing a USA phone number or getting a fake US number will be bypassed.

Meanwhile, if you follow our guide till the end, you will notice that we eliminated all those issues that non-US residents face when trying to sign up for the Amazon affiliate program (Amazon associate).

Ensure that you read this detailed guide to the end as we will use appropriate screenshots to explain all the steps that are involved to get approved on the Amazon affiliate program as a non-US resident.

Why Choosing the USA Amazon Associate Account?

Why Choosing the USA Amazon Associate Account?

Although Amazon has lots of websites for different countries, for instance, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon. in, etc.

Lots of internet users prefer shopping at Amazon.com which is their official website.

From our research, we found out that shopping from Amazon.com gives them a good shopping experience and their shipping is quite fast and reliable.

Also, users reported that lots of products on Amazon.com come with free shipping regardless of your country. 

So these are some popular reasons why so many internet users from diverse countries prefer to shop at Amazon.com even though they have Amazon for their country of residence.

The above mentioned is not just the only reason why people shop from Amazon.com but it is one of the most popular reasons why thousands to millions of people prefer shopping at Amazon.com.

Hereunder, as someone intending to sign up for a USA amazon affiliate as a non-us resident, your goal is to have a USA amazon affiliate account. 

This is to ensure that you have access to all the products listed on the Amazon website.

With this access, you can be able to sell unlimited products using your affiliate product link and earn a massive commission.

We spotted some user reviews concerning USA Amazon and thousands of individuals reported that USA Amazon enables shoppers to have a broad selection,

that is they almost sell everything that you will ever need (including software; and you can still download some software free on Amazon).

Another set of people reported that they have the best pricing (after comparing Amazon.com prices with other e-commerce websites) and you can easily return a product you have purchased and maybe you don’t like what they gave you.

As regards this, we recommend anyone who wishes to join the Amazon associate program sign up for the USA Amazon affiliate account.

Countries That Supported Amazon Affiliate Program?

Countries That Supported Amazon Affiliate Program

Currently, there are lots of countries that have Amazon Associates affiliate programs of which users from those countries can easily get native products directly from their country’s Amazon website.

As of today, Amazon Associates affiliate programs are available in 19 countries which include the United States, India, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, and Poland.

As much as Amazon is available in lots of countries, online shoppers tend to stick to the USA Amazon eCommerce website because of its reliability, assorted products (including free products), easy to return purchases products, fast delivery, etc.

How to Sign Up For Amazon Associate outside the USA

We are aware that you must have glanced through our introductory guide which clearly stated what you will learn in this guide.

You can see this in our “Getting Started” section above.

This section is the most important part of this guide, as this is where we detailed how you can sign up for a USA Amazon affiliate account and get approved regardless of your country of origin.

Okay! Without much ado, let’s take you to the steps you need to follow to accomplish the goal of coming to this webpage.

Follow the below steps carefully to understand this guide.

We included lots of screenshots to help visual learners extract solid information from this detailed guide.

Step 1: Go to Amazon.com

From your browser, navigate to https://amazon.com and click on “Start here” (if you don’t have an existing Amazon.com account) or sign in (if you already have an account).

Amazon homepage

I know that most of you may be wondering why going to Amazon.com when you want to register for the Amazon affiliate program right?

As we said earlier, this is a trick that we used to bypass purchasing a USA phone number or using a fake number to sign up.

Step 2: Creating your account

This is a tutorial guide, so I want to create a new account to show you how you can do it as well.

After clicking on “Start here” as we can see in the image above, a new page will be opened for you and here you can enter your details to create a new account with Amazon.com.

The below image shows the Amazon.com sign-up page and how you can fill in your details properly.

Amazon.com sign-up page

On this page ensure that you fill in your details correctly.

The first is your name. Here you can choose your real name, nickname, or even your business name.

The next form requires your mobile number or email. In this guide, we will use an email address instead of a phone number (there is a reason for this. Just follow our steps).

Ensure that you use a strong password in the password section and click on “Verify email” when you have successfully filled the form.

When you click on “verify email,” a link will be sent to your email address. But before you can be able to receive the link, you have to prove that you are human by solving the puzzle that will be shown to you.

See the below image.

This “Solve puzzle” is like a game in which you have to play it three times correctly before the verification link will be sent to your email.

Below the image is a sample of what the puzzle I am not a robot verification looks like.

amazon  robot verification looks

If you are finding it difficult resolving the “Solve Puzzle” you can try the “Audio challenge” which is quite easy.

All you need is to listen carefully and read the specified action that you are to do. Belo shows what “Audio challenge” human verification looks like.

amazon Audio challenge” human verification

Step 3: Verify Your Email Address

Here you should check your email to check if they have sent you the verification OTP that you need to enter before your account will be verified.

Now login to your email address and copy the OTP that Amazon sent to you. See the below image for a sample.

OTP that Amazon sent to email

Next copy the OTP that was sent to your email address to your Amazon account email verification page. In this case, my OTP is 499178

Amazon account email verification page

As you can see from the image above, I copied my OTP into the “Enter OTP” space provided in the form.

Next click on “Verify” to verify your Amazon account.

Step 4: Add a Mobile Number

Amazon demands that their user should add a mobile number that will be used to enhance their account security. Moreover, for any phone number you add, you will need to verify it.

Also, with your mobile number, you will be able to receive automated security notifications via text message from Amazon.

As we elucidated earlier, you can use your local mobile number for this verification. So there is no need of purchasing a USA mobile number or using a fake mobile number.

We have used our email address to verify our Amazon account as you can see in step #3 above. So this mobile number you will add now is to improve your account security.

Meanwhile, regardless of your country, you can be able to choose your country from the drop-down list as shown in the image below and then select your country. 

Afterward, you will need to enter your active mobile number as you will occasionally receive notifications from Amazon concerning your account security.

I selected “Nigeria” as my country and I added my local Nigerian mobile number in the required field.

As you can see I have bypassed the USA phone number that you have seen on other instructors’ webpage out there.

Note: Ensure that you have access to the mobile number that you will use for this account security. The reason is that you will need to verify this mobile number as OTP will be sent to it.

When you have successfully selected your country and have added your mobile number, click “Add mobile number” to proceed.

At this stage, a new OTP will be sent to your locale mobile number that you just added above.

amazon phone verification

As you can see from the image above, I’ve added the OTP that was sent to my Nigerian mobile number.

Next click on “Create your Amazon account” to complete your Amazon account creation.

When you click on “Create your Amazon account,” you will be taken to the Amazon homepage, as your account has been successfully created. See the image below.

Create your Amazon account,

As you can see from the image above, I’ve successfully created my Amazon account as a Nigerian and the #2 arrows showed my account details.

Step 5: Go to Account > Your Account and Change Your Address

From the Amazon homepage, click or hover on “Account & Lists” and click on “Account”. See the image below for a virtual illustration.

 Change Your  home Address

When you click on “Account,” it will take you to “Your account.” Here you are required to scroll down until you get to the “Ordering and shopping preferences” section.

Then click on “Your addresses”. See the below image for a clear understanding.

amazon Ordering and shopping preferences

After clicking on “Your addresses,” you will be directed to a page where you will need to add your address.

add your address on amazon

Now click on “Add Address” to add a custom address that will be used for your Amazon associate account.

Step 6: Add a New Address

On the “Add a new address” page, you are required to add your address which we recommend adding a USA address.

Since you are not from the USA, we will show you a trick that you can use to obtain free USA addresses. 

Now to get a free USA address, go to Google (or your preferred search engine) and type “Random US address generator

From our search, we selected “Fakexy.com” as our desired website for generating a Random US address generator. See the image below.

Random US address generator on google

From the homepage of Fakexy.com, you will see an already generated US address. Now copy those address details to the “Add a new address” page.

This is what the Fakexy.com website looks like and how you will copy those generated addresses and use them smartly on your Amazon “Add a new address” page. See below image

Fakexy.com website Random US address generator

Now copy the Street, City/Town, State/Province/Region, and Zip/Postal Code to your Amazon “Add a new address” page. See the image below for a virtual illustration

When you are done adding all the necessary details, you should click on “Add address.” Check the below image to see how you should properly fill your address on the Amazon “Add a new address” page.

Amazon “Add a new address” page.

Next, you will be taken to another page which will show you a success message that you have successfully added your address.

add a new address to Amazon.com

The reason why we added a new address to our Amazon.com account is to automatically use it when registering for an Amazon associate account.

Step 7: Register with Amazon Associate

From your browser, go to https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/home 

The website above is the official Amazon affiliate program URL. 

Register with Amazon Associate

As you can see from the screenshot above, it showed me “Access Denied! You do not have permission to perform the requested operation.”

Now click on “Join now for FREE!” to get started with Amazon Associate. Check the image above for a virtual assistant.

Next, a new page will be opened for you and here you are required to click on “Sign up” to join the Amazon Associate program. Check the image below.

Sign up” to join the Amazon Associate program

When you click on “Sign up,” you will be taken to the Amazon Associate program immediately; this is because you have an Amazon.com account that is logged in in your browser.

From your Amazon Associate dashboard, you will find out that you already have account information, which is the details you added in step #6 above.

So all you need to do here is to click on the “Next” button to continue creating your Amazon Associates Account. See the image below.

amazon  associate personal account information

On the next page, you will be required to add either your website address or your Mobile App URL.

Meanwhile, if you are new to affiliate marketing and you don’t have either a website or a mobile app, we recommend that you search for YouTube channels that review gadgets.

Also, check for channels that are not using Amazon associate already on their YouTube channel.

How to Search for a YouTube Channel that you can use for the Amazon Associate Program

First, go to https://youtube.com and search for “Gadget” using the search bar that is located at the top of the YouTube homepage.

 After typing “Gadget” in the search box, ensure to hit the “Enter” button from your keyboard or simply click on the search icon.

When your search for “Gadget” loads videos that are gadget-related, scroll down and look for a channel that you think is not using an Amazon associate affiliate.

In my search, I spotted a channel by the name “Its Gadget” that reviews Amazon products but they are not using Amazon Associate yet.

So we are going to use this channel as our tutorial. See the below image to see how you will arrive there.

YouTube channel’s homepage.

Now click on “Its Gadgets” as shown in the image above to open the YouTube channel’s homepage.

Next copy the YouTube channel’s URL from your browser address bar to your computer’s clipboard (or your device clipboard). See the image below.

copy the YouTube channel’s URL

Step 8: Add Your Websites and Mobile Apps

In this section since you don’t have a website, we recommend that you add the YouTube channel we got from the section above.

Now copy and paste the YouTube channel URL that you copied from the section above into the “Enter Your Website” in the “Creating Your Amazon Associates Account” page.

After pasting the YouTube channel URL, click on “Add to add the YouTube channel URL to your website. 

To continue with your account setup, click on the “Next button. See the image below for proper illustration.

Add Your Websites and Mobile Apps

When you click “Next,” you will be asked if your website or mobile app is for children in the range of 13 years old. Just thick “No” to declare that your website or mobile app is for adults.

Next click on “Confirm” to continue.

Step 9: Customize Your Profile

This is a very sensitive section and you have to carefully customize your Amazon Associate program profile here.

In the field for “What is your preferred Associates Store ID,” choose your preferred Store ID name. For instance, I will use “indexadvert” as my store ID.

Next in the “What are your websites or mobile apps about,” you can type “The website is all about tech and products.”

In the space for “Which of the following topics best describes your websites or mobile apps,” you can select something like – “Computers/Software/Technology” and “Social Networking Site

For the section that says “What type of Amazon items do you intend to list on your websites or mobile apps,” I recommend that you select all the items listed. 

This will give you access to advertise all Amazon products on your website and earn a commission.

Again for the section that says “What type are your websites or mobile apps” you can choose “Content or Website Niche”. You can choose the same in the “Secondary” section below your main website or mobile apps.

Next is the “Traffic & Monetization” Section. 

In the “How do you drive traffic to your website,” view the below images to see how I checked my favorite targeted traffic source?

For the remaining dropdown boxes that you are to select from, see the images below for a proper guide.

amazon associate “Traffic & Monetization” Section. 
amazon associate “Traffic & Monetization” Section. 

Finally hit the “Finish” button to complete your Amazon Associate account profile creation.

Step 10: Congratulations

On the next page that will open, you will receive a congratulatory message showing that you have successfully created your Amazon Associate account as a non-US resident.

As you can see I bypassed the protocol of getting a fake US mobile number or purchasing a USA mobile number just to create an Amazon affiliate program account.

successfully created your Amazon Associate account

From the image above, you can see that your Amazon affiliate program account has been successfully created and you can “Enter your Payment and Tax Information” immediately or later as shown in the image above.

For this section, I will click on “Later” so that I can show you what your Amazon Associate account dashboard looks like.

Moreover, in the subsequent section, you will learn how to submit your Payment and Tax Information in your Amazon Associate account.

The below image shows what your Amazon Associate account dashboard looks like.

Amazon Associate account dashboard

At this stage, you can proceed to add your tax information and your payment method to your Amazon Associate account.

How to Submit Tax Information on Amazon (No Us Resident)

In this section, we will show you how to fill in your tax information as a non-US resident.

Moreover, tax is quite compulsory for USA residents; so if you are not from the USA, you will be treated separately since your country doesn’t esteem tax payment as the way it is being treated in the United States.

Hereunder, we will show you diverse methods that you can use to add your tax information as a non-US resident.

Method 1: Tell Your Relatives that Reside in the USA to Help With That

For you to use this method, you need to have some of your relatives that reside in the US. 

If any of your relatives are currently living in the United States, they can help you with their tax information as non-US citizens that reside in the United States.

They will be able to provide you with a TIN value which you will use when filing your tax information.

Moreover, if none of your relatives resides in the US, you can ask your friends if they know of anyone that resides in the US that can assist you with their tax information as non-US citizens.

Method 2: Find Someone from the Facebook Group.

Since Facebook is a large community that supports lots of countries, you can maximize the use of Facebook groups to get US tax information.

To do this, go to Facebook.com and search for “AdSense pin verification” or “AdSense pin” groups.

You will be able to see many groups with related names join as many as you can and ask decently that you need US tax information so that you can complete one of your registration with an affiliate platform.

If you don’t get help from your first attempt, ask frequently in the “AdSense pin verification” Facebook group that you need valid US tax information.

Method 3: By Using your Country’s Tax Info

This method is a trick we discovered and it works in the majority of countries outside the United States. To get started, follow our description in the image below.

How to Submit Tax Information on Amazon (No Us Resident)

From your Amazon Associate account, click on “Tax information.” Upon clicking, it will take you to another page where you will be required to enter your tax information.

This page that will open for you is all about “Tax Information Interview.”

In the “What is your tax classification” section, we recommend that you select the “Individual” account.

The next section asks if you are a USA resident. Here select no; since you are not from the USA. See the image below for a virtual illustration.

Tax Information Interview.

For the “Tax Identity Information,” ensure that you fill this section carefully.

In the “Full name” tab, ensure that you enter your full name (that is surname, first name, last name).

The next tab talks about “Country of citizenship.” Here select your country. As you can in the image below, I selected Nigeria.

Hint: A lot of people have issues when it comes to “TIN Value.” We have culled amazing solutions to this issue.

Note: If you are from Nigeria, the TIN value can be your BVN (Bank Verification Number) or NIN (National Identity Number), likewise in other non-US countries.

When you are done adding all the necessary details, click on the “Continue” button.

Fill in TIN Value on amazon

When you click on continue, another tax section will be opened for you. Here you are to complete the tax information that you have provided.

In the “Related To Income” section, under the “Location of services performed,” check “All services will be performed outside the U.S.”

Next, type your signature – this should be your full name as labeled. See the below image for a virtual assistant.

All services will be performed outside the U.S

After clicking on “Save and continue,” a preview of your tax information will be displayed to you. Here you can crosscheck the information you entered if there is any mistake.

The below image shows what your preview will look like.

preview of your tax information
preview of your tax information

After going through your tax information preview, you will either decide to make changes or submit the form.

Here all my tax information is correct, so I’ll click on “submit form” to submit my tax information.

At this stage, your tax information will be validated and shown completed and you will be able to proceed to choose your preferred payment method.

The below image is proof that you can validate your tax information as a non-US resident with your country’s tax information.

tax information will be validated and shown completed

Now you can proceed to the section below to add your payment method.

We will teach you how to use Payoneer to receive your Amazon Associate earnings regardless of your country.

See the below section for details and proper screenshots.

Amazon Affiliate Payment Method for Non-US Citizen – Amazon Payment Options

From our research, we have seen a lot of affiliate marketers reveal that they prefer using either PayPal or Amazon gift cards to receive their Amazon Associate earnings.

Moreover, we noticed that Payoneer is quite an amazing platform that is supported in almost all the countries in the world and you can withdraw funds from your Payoneer to your local bank account with just a few clicks.

Meanwhile, Payoneer which is quite popular like PayPal is a global e-wallet that you can use to receive your Amazon affiliate commission in almost all the countries of the world.

The major reason why we choose Payoneer is that with Payoneer, you will be given a free USA bank account number which you can use to receive funds as though you are a USA citizen.

In this case, Amazon supports direct wire transfers to your local bank in a few countries. For instance, Nigeria is not included in their list of countries that can receive earnings through wire transfer.

With the US bank account number that Payoneer will give you, you will be able to receive your Amazon affiliate commission payment method as at when due.

If you are new to Payoneer, when you sign up they will give you a free $25 welcome bonus. Register your Payoneer account here.

How to Setup Amazon Affiliate Payment Method Using Payoneer

If you don’t have a Payoneer account yet, click here to register one and obtain your US bank account that can be used for Amazon affiliate commission.

The Payoneer account registration won’t take more than 5 minutes of your time. When you are done creating your Payoneer account,

follow the below steps to configure your Amazon affiliate payment information.

Step 1: Log in to Payoneer

Log in to your Payoneer account and hover on “Receive.” From the dropdown list, click on “Global payment service.” See the image below for a virtual assistant.

payoneer Global payment service.

When you click on “Global payment service,” it will take you to another page where you can get a USA account number.

Since we are working with Amazon and payment will be in USD, select a USA account from the Payoneer page that will be opened for you. See the image below.

payoneer USA account number.

When you click on “USA” from the image above, a new page showing your USA bank account details with your name will be displayed. See the image below.

payoneer USA bank account details

Step 2: Log in to your Amazon Affiliate Account

Log in to your Amazon affiliate account to add your USA bank account details as your payment method in your Amazon affiliate account.

From your Amazon Associate homepage, click on “Payment information” to enter your preferred payment information. See the below image.

Amazon Associate Payment information

You can as well go to Settings on your Amazon affiliate dashboard and click on change payment method.

Step 3: Change Payment Method

When you click on “Change payment method” as shown in arrow #2 in the image above, it will take you to a new page. 

From that page click on “Bank account” to add your USA bank account details. See the image below.

add or Change payment method on amazon associate

When you click on “Bank account,” it will ask you to “Add a new bank account” from the next page that will open.

Click on the “Add a new bank account” and add the USA account details you copied from Payoneer. View the image below to see how to add your US account details to your Amazon Associate account.

Add a new bank account on amazon associate

When you are done adding the USA account details, click on “Save changes” to save your account details.

Step 4: Congratulations

After you have clicked on “Save changes,” you will receive a success message, telling you that you have successfully added your USA account details to your Amazon affiliate program account.

See the image below.

successfully added your USA account details to your Amazon affiliate program account

As you can see – this guide explained everything you should know on how to sign up for a US Amazon affiliate as a non-US resident.

With the tricks we discussed here, you can be able to bypass all those protocols that hinder people from joining Amazon associate programs.

Conclusion

This guide elucidated how to sign up for a USA amazon affiliate as a non-us resident regardless of your country and get approved that same day.

You don’t need to create a new website if you don’t have one before you are able to become an Amazon associate affiliate marketer.

Moreover, you don’t even need a USA mobile number or a fake US mobile number before you can successfully create and verify your Amazon affiliate program account.

The screenshots we included in this guide are to ensure that you get to each step without getting stocked at one spot because of a lack of virtual explanation.

After creating your account, you can successfully add your USA bank account number through our Payoneer trick and get paid directly to your local bank account from Payoneer.

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