When will I get paid?
Payments are made monthly if your balance meets the minimum threshold. We must have your tax information on file before we can make any payments.
Advertising fees are paid by direct deposit, Amazon.com Gift Certificate, or check approximately 60 days after the end of the month for which they are being paid.
For example: If you’re being paid by gift certificate and you earned more than the $10 threshold in January, the payment for that month will be issued by the end of March.
Fees are earned after the order has shipped. You may notice that some items won’t appear in the Earnings Report after an order has been placed. There are multiple reasons this could happen.
Associates are not eligible for advertising fees from orders placed on their behalf, or by closely related parties. The Amazon.com Associates Program is an advertising program and is not intended to provide discounts on purchases. Our intent is to pay advertising fees when associates refer unrelated customers to Amazon. Associates who refer family members, friends, or close acquaintances to place their orders through their links may not receive advertising fees for those purchases. We recommend that you look to reach potential Amazon customers who you don't have pre-existing relationships with. The Operating Agreement defines what criteria are used to determine order eligibility. (Refer to the Operating Agreement Section 7 for more details.)
Why is there a deduction for personal use of the program?
We do not pay referral fees for products you purchase through your own links. 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. Due to the proprietary nature of the way we determine if the order was personal, we can't share the full list of criteria by which we detect these ineligible orders.
The reason behind this is that the Amazon.com Associates Program is an advertising program rather than a discount program. Our goal is to have our associates refer new customers to us in return for advertising fees. Associates are not eligible for advertising fees when they place orders themselves, or ask people they know to routinely place orders through their links so they can earn advertising fees. (Refer to the Operating Agreement Section 7 for more details.)
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