How to Receive Amazon Affiliate Payments if you are in a third world country
Sometimes back, it was practically impossible to get your amazon affiliate payments if you were living out of the first tier countries (read Europe, Australia and America). For someone like me in Africa, you would have to have a relative or friend in the US whom you would ask to receive the payments on your behalf and then they would wire it to you.
Now that is not something that you want to do with your hard earned money. Not especially if this person in the US is not very trustworthy.
However, with time, things have got changed and become simpler. One way to receive amazon associates earnings that I can vouch as seamless, easy and reliable is Payoneer.
Payoneer is a financial solution that allows you to create virtual bank accounts in the Americas as well as Europe while you are still in Nairobi or your home city.
How to create a Payoneer account
Now creating a Payoneer account is pretty easy. All you will need is provide your personal details, address and email which you will be receiving payment notifications. You also need to provide a unique password which you can renew after a duration of time. Of late they have enhanced the security of your account by asking you to provide your phone so as to send codes for 2 factor authentication purposes.
They will also send you a payoneer Mastercard branded account upon your request. With the Mastercard, you can withdraw your funds from any Mastercard branded ATM. To get this Mastercard, you need to provide your real mailing address since it will be mailed to you. You can always request for another card incase the first one fails to arrive.
So lets go step by step
You need to click on the register button that is highlighted in orange
Next, they will want to know why you are registering a payoneer account. Now as an affiliate marketer, choose that option and then indicate that you will be paid by publishers
Now, give your personal details including email and location address.
You will then be asked further questions and once done, they are going to review your application and revert to you via the email address you supplied.
What I like about getting my Amazon associate earnings using Payoneer
- You will get a whooping $25 when you sign up through my affiliate link. Yes for free. I too will receive it when you start earning and get your first $100 payment
- They will provide you with a virtual US bank account. You can use the same bank account to get payment from other companies such as shareasale, upwork that use direct deposit for US users
- You can withdraw your funds in local currency or USD using your mastercard at Mastercard ATMs
- Good foreign exchange conversion rates
- I am able to withdraw cash from payoneer to my local bank account in hours.
- I am able to get payments from not only US but also UK, Canada, UK and Australia.
How to add Payoneer account to to your Amazon Associates account
As you are signing up as an affiliate with the amazon associates program, the last item that they will ask is you to enter your payment details.
Now head over to Payoneer and get those details. Copy paste them as they are into your amazon associates account and you will be done.
Here are my details for payments coming from the US
Now copy those details to your amazon associates account dashboard
If you are getting traffic from UK, Canada and Australia, you would also want to create more amazon associate accounts for those countries and then request payoneer to give you bank accounts to add to your respective associate accounts.
Again, head over to payoneer and click to receive payments from the said countries then copy paste the payment details to your respective amazon associates accounts.