The first step towards creating your Alexa Skill or Alexa Flash Briefing for your brand, start-up or small business, is to create an Amazon Alexa Developer Account.

It's one of the easiest possible steps in the entire experience of building Alexa Skills, but it still feels good to get started and know that you're in the right place.

First, go to It will redirect you to a log-in page. Here is where you click the "Create an Account" button.

After filling out your username and password, you will be sent a one-time password (OTP) to your email account. After entering in your one-time password, you'll fill out your Developer Account's profile information and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Your account has been created. Now to start building Alexa Skills, visit the Third Tab from the left, called "Alexa" and click "Alexa Skills Kit." You will then be taken to your Amazon Alexa Developer Dashboard, where you can click "Create Skill" and get started building your Alexa Skills!

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Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via Web Design, Podcasting, building Alexa Skills, Google Actions, SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.

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