Yesterday I was sign up to Amazon affiliate program, and that was not easy as it sound. Especially if you are not an US citizen like me.
There was a problem when I try to apply the Amazon associate program on PIN verification section. That’s only required a US phone number for Amazon to call to verify your PIN.
It’s not like tho old days when you can found a bunch of tutorial How to Sign Up for Amazon Affiliate Program on blogs out there. Do not meant to be sarcastic here, but the rule has change.
So after dig and doing some research, I decide to find if there a ways to get an alternative solution for me to get phone call from Amazon to verify my affiliate account.
First idea comes with try to talk to some US friends on social media and ask them for help. But something stop me for doing that, I don’t feel good to do that. And I don’t want to do that because I don’t want to bother anyones for my own work, so I try to find other way, and yep! finally I did it. Of course after few time failed.
In this post I will share to you how I solve the problem.
So! if you want to become an Amazon affiliate and have the same exact problem especially if you are not an US citizen, relax! this post may will help you.
Okay! this is what I’ve done and the resource you may need to get the job done! Let’s figure it out!
Download and install “TextNow”
TexNow is a free text and call apps, that support many free country numbers including US. The idea is to use it as our virtual US number. You’ve got the point right?
So no more chit-chat just go to TextNow download pages to download the apps, it will give you choice to download the apps for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.
Choose to download the apps for your device you want to use. After you finish download TextNow, install the app.
When successfully app installed, open the app. You will be ask to sign up to using TextNow, just fill the form to sign up, when it done don’t forget to verify your email address.
You have to add a new number in order to use TexNow for receive or sent text and calling as well. You will be ask for three digit area code, so type three digit for area code, you can ask google for area code you wish, e.g California area code.
The app will automatically generate your virtual phone number, and you are all in set now.
Important! write down on paper or copy and paste your new number on textedit/Mac or notepad/Windows. To use it later for entering your new number on Amazon PIN verification pages.
Go to Amazon Affiliate Sign up pages to see if it works
I believe you are already know procedure how to sign up for Amazon affiliates program.
Make sure TextNow apps is still running! while you do this. And make sure you were wear headphone or your PC/Mac speaker monitor are on.
So! in the Amazon PIN verification page section, with is the last section for sign up process. You just need to enter the phone US number you have got from your text now account. Now you know why I ask you to save the number earlier on textedit/notepad.
And click on “Call Me Now” button. It will automatically generate your PIN number and the same time you will receive call from amazon.
Go to TextNow apps and click accept in pop up message to receive phone calls.
A man with heavy-deep voice will ask you to confirm the PIN. You can choose say it with mic or just easily type the PIN number in Num-Pad in text now app interface. See picture below to open the virtual Phone Num-Pad.
And the Num-Pad will pop up! You better type your PIN number quickly!
When you’ve done type your PIN, the man with the heavy-deep-robotic voices will say Thanks to you. Click the Finish button and congratulation! now you are officially associates with amazon affiliate program and ready to make some sales.
Note and conclusion
That’s it! I hope this post can resolve your problem. Please don’t feel hesitate to ask in comment if you still need for any help, I will try the best I can to help you out. Or .. just to comment to correct me for grammatically error maybe? 😅
We all know to become affiliate marketer is not an easy job. But at least now you have the resource. In the future I will share my experiences about how I work as an affiliate in this blog.
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