I want to share how Amazon treated me. I’ve got 3 small children and my wife is pregnant with our 4th.
I haven’t been able to sell on Amazon since June 2016, but I can’t provide for my family anymore without getting back and staying on Amazon.
As I mentioned in my previous email, I’m not “suspended” (at least to my knowledge) from Amazon, but I do have quite a large outstanding balance on my old account.
I don’t know how I was able to run up such a HUGE bill, for so long, but I found out on accident and out of necessity.
Since I will never be able to pay them off, I have had to re-create everything and I’ve been getting by with just eBay and recently.
However, my revenue is nothing compared to when I was on Amazon so I MUST get back up ASAP. Friday’s and the 1st of the month are always the VERY BEST sales days of the month/year, so Friday, June 1st is a potential gold mine.
My primary concerns are regarding covering my trail with Amazon so that they can’t link my new account to the other old account. I still use my old site that is linked to my old Amazon account, as well as the NEWER site I plan to advertise with Amazon because my team and myself have accessed both sites’ admin panel on the same browser,
Here’s my plan to ensure I don’t get linked to the old Amazon account:
I’ve got a completely different site I’m going to use, which I’ve never had an Amazon account for. I have however accessed the admin panel on Amazon, so I’ve had both the old AND new sites moved to a different IP address on their respective VPS and I’m using Cloudflare to mask the IP. The two sites are hosted on different VPS.
Here are all the steps I’ve taken so far to get back on Amazon
• Will be dedicated SOLELY for Amazon always using the VPN when online.
• I won’t download Chrome, search using Amazon, visit YouTube or any other Amazon site.
• Connected to the internet for the first time today, using the new IP address at my house, immediately downloaded and.
• NEW personal actual/real IP at my home.
• NEW VPN with STATIC IP,
• Moved old Amazon acct website to new IP on its own VPS,
• Moved NEW website to a new IP address on a different VPS than the other/older site.
• New virtual PHONE NUMBER- using Ring Central because you can receive text messages.
• My friend gave me an old Gmail account he hasn’t used in a while.
• New EIN or SSN
• Moved the old site and the new site to new IP’s, masked their IP’s using Cloudflare,
• Bought a brand new computer, create a new user account name. Use laptop FOR AMAZON ONLY. NOTHING ELSE.
• Added an additional internet connection, creating a new IP, using a separate modem and router dedicated solely to managing my Amazon..
Here is what you should be careful about
Do I have to get an EIN as a “Sole Prop” or can it be an LLC EIN, with whom I have no direct connection?
Both are fine
Old Amazon conversion tracking code
What about the old Amazon conversion tracking code on my old site, which I still use and advertise on Bing and Yahoo, is it safe?
It’s not safe, get a new tracking code.
Do I need to delete all of my GMAIL ACCOUNTS, YOUTUBE ACCOUNTS, that I’ve used for the old site and Amazon account, if I don’t access any of them from the “Amazon-ONLY” computer?
It’s no necessary to delete all your Gmail and YouTube accounts.
What about my Amazon Docs, Sheets, etc… they contain information, passwords, etc for the new site… is that a problem?
*Do I STILL need to clean my current devices from cookies and flash cookies?
*Can I use the same one or do I need new SSL’s for either the old or new site?
Always use a new SSL.
*Meta Data- Do I need to delete or change any of the tags, titles, etc… since we’ve moved the old site as well as the new site?
Potential links back to my old Amazon account
>BOUGHT NEW LAPTOP COMPUTER-
Will be dedicated SOLELY for Amazon always using the VPN when online.
I won’t download Chrome, search using Amazon, visit YouTube or any
other Amazon site.
You could also create a new user account on your computer and solely use it for
the new Amazon Amazon account to be even more safe.
>MY friend gave me an old Gmail account he hasn’t used in a while. Is that better than creating a new one to use to create my new Amazon account???
Use a brand new Gmail address, it’s more safe. The age of the email address
will not have any influence on opening the new Amazon account.
>Get VPN account with STATIC IP address. Configure using “kill switch” to block anyone from seeing my real IP at my home in case my VPN connection is dropped.
Very safe method.
>Do I have to get an EIN as a “Sole Prop” or can it be an LLC EIN, with whom I have no direct connection? Isn’t that public or at least easily verifiable with the IRS?
Your EIN data is protected. You can use both. However, a EIN should be
easier to apply for
>Would it also work if I formed an LLC in Colorado, using my friend’s CO address, and him as the “registered” agent for the LLC and my child as the “responsible party” using their SSN, instead of mine.
That much work is not really necessary.
>What about the old Amazon conversion tracking code on my old site, which I still use and advertise on Bing and Yahoo… Is that an issue?
Remove the old Amazon conversion tracking code when you move the site
to the new domain name.
>Do i need to delete all of my GMAIL ACCOUNTS, YOUTUBE ACCOUNTS, that i’ve used for the old site and Amazon account, if I don’t access any of them from the “Amazon-ONLY” computer?
As you use a new computer and different IP address for the new Amazon
account you will be fine.
>What about my Amazon Docs, Sheets, etc… they contain information, passwords, etc for the new site… is that a problem?
I would use Outlook.com instate.
>*Do I STILL need to clean my current devices from cookies and flash cookies?
We just recommend cleaning them so people don’t accidentally get their
new Amazon account linked.
>*Can I use the same one or do I need new SSL’s for either the old or new site?
Get a new SSL for your site
>*Meta Data- Do I need to delete or change any of the tags, titles, etc… since we’ve moved the old site as well as the new site?
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