I am checking my earning daily. It is quite less and I am very happy that now amazon affiliate is also combined with hubpages ad program because at present I get very less sales from it. I have seen some earning from amazon program, anyhow no earning yet from ebay program
You've had over 100K visitors to your Hubs, so you are definitely getting traffic. I looked at your most recent Hubs and didn't see Amazon ads. Why not?????????
At the very least, you should be able to find a book that relates to the topics you are writing about here.
Unless you are writing a Hub about a specific product, the real key to Amazon sales here is just getting the visitor to the Amazon site. Amazon will take care of the rest by showing the visitor products he has looked at recently, etc. Most of my sales from Hubs are for products I am not featuring.
Amazon sales represent a significant portion of my income from Hubs, so I would encourage you to find a few Amazon products to put on your Hubs.
@Writer Fox thanks for the helpful reply. Yes I have to admit that I have not put amazon ads on my hubs. This is mostly because early on I was using eBay. With eBay's disappointments, I have not concentrated on Amazon. I will take your challenge and add more Amazon capsules then I cross my fingers and wait.
The main problem I have is that I do not have strong enough products for sale. You have said I can also put Amazon books?
I've been an Amazon affiliate for many years and averaging about 1 sale every day from my HP Amazon capsules. I switched to the HP Amazon Earning Program a week ago and already have six sales. So my average of one a day is intact, as I expected. The difference is that I now am paid at the 8.5% tier level. When I was on my own I was only in the 6% tier.
There's a bigger advantage, however. Prior to switching I always had to log into my amazon affiliate account to see my reports. I didn't always keep up with that, which is really important from a business standpoint. But now the reports are right here on HubPages, so I don't miss a thing. I see how many sales I have as they happen, and I see the actual items sold when they are shipped. By having that information more readily available, I am already noticing changes I can make to improve my Amazon sales.
Hi Glenn, its good to know that the new program is working well for you. I have a few dollars in my amazon account, so i am just thinking whether should i switch over to the new program right now or should i wait till my account reaches $100. Any suggestions? I hope my earnings are not affected due to the switch
Are you using your Amazon account on any other site? If not, then when you switch, you will stop earning on your old account and you will be unable to collect the money that is sitting there. So you should delay joining until you have reached the threshold.
Okay, So I just checked a few of you hubs. I specifically selected a few titles that I thought were conducive to having Amazon ads. I'm having trouble finding any that have Amazon capsules. But I have to admit that I didn't check everything. I did find one that had an obscure Amazon ad at the very bottom. It's the one with men's hats.
You might do better if you put the Amazon capsule right next to some text where you are discussing that item. By the time people get to the end of an article, assuming they get that far, they might not look any further, and they may miss an ad placed at the bottom. That's been my experience.
Too many to mention. Just go through your hubs and select each one where you talk about items that are available through Amazon.
For example, your hub on St John's Wort Tea Recipe. Guess what? Amazon sells Yogi St. John's Wort Tea. Place that next to were you talk about it. Right justify the capsule so the image of the tea is enlarged. And.the text capsule to the left should have the section where you discuss how you use it yourself. Buy it before you do this so you have something real and personal to say about your own experience.
You have another hub on Lapidary Rocks. Amazon has a lot of items related to those.
Do you know to add Amazon Affiliate Link to Hub post. I tried yesterday to but didn't know how to. I clicked the Amazon icon in the post, typed the ISBN but nothing appeared to preview. Is it because I haven't had Google Adsense Account so my Amazon program in Hub is not activated? Besides, what if you do if you can't find your products in Amazon?
I must be doing something wrong here because I've never done any good with Amazon or Ebay. I don't know if it's my ad placement or what. I am signed up properly as far as I can tell so I'm glad you asked this. I feel my Hubs relate well to the products too so am really confused. I know some do really, really well with Amazon so I can't complain about it but...well I guess I am but only because I'm not having success with it.
I took a look at a couple of your Hubs and yes, you've definitely got the right idea about ad placement.
I think you have two problems.
One is that your products are low value items which people can easily pick up in the hardware store, so they're less likely to bother to order from Amazon.
The other problem that you don't have enough ads. People won't click every time they look at an ad, so only a percentage of impressions will get clicks, and only a percentage of clicks will result in sales. So if you have only a few ads, you'll make even fewer sales.
That's not to say you should try to shoehorn more ads into your Hubs - that won't work. Amazon ads don't sell unless the products are really useful to the reader, so if there isn't an obvious product to offer, don't bother!
My advice would be - don't worry about it. Most Hubbers make most of their income from HP Ads - Amazon and eBay are just a bonus. The people who do really well with Amazon or doing product reviews or book reviews, or other subjects where they can recommend multiple products (describing a craft project or a garden project, for instance, where several different items are needed to complete the project).
Thanks Marisa. That makes a lot of sense about the ads I'm using being to easy to grab at the store and I'm sure you're right about the worry too. Thanks again though for checking that out for me. Much appreciated!
In the words of a wise Hubber..."make sure you have good placement and don't show items that are easy to pick up at the store..." Ta Da! First sale. Marisa's next coffee is on me....cheap coffee though, the sale wasn't that good! LOL. JK, actually, I was surprised by what it brought. I now have 4 sales in the last week! so you can choose whatever coffee you'd like!
I am not sure about clicking the button so to speak as I am waiting to get paid because I have earned the 100 dollars. Until it comes through I don't want to mess my payments up. Anybody know whether changing over will somehow stop my payment this month? Thanks.
February earnings are paid in April on Amazon. If you have defined your minimum check threshold as $100, you can change to the HP Amazon program at anytime (if that is what you want to do) after you have reached that threshold and you will still be paid by Amazon. If you set your threshold higher than that, you must submit a change to Amazon by the first day of the payment month to be effective. For instance, if your payment threshold is set at $1,000 now and you want to change it to $100, you must change it by March 1st for it to be effective for January earnings which are paid in March.
If you don't own or use other websites in conjunction with your Amazon account, you will never be paid by Amazon if you make the switch to the HP Amazon program before you have reached the threshold there. In other words, make the change (if that is what you want to do) when you have reached the Amazon threshold, not when you receive the payment.
HubPages does not put Amazon ads on your hubs, you do. You can pick and choose the items you wish to display. If you are already an Amazon affiliate you have a choice of either continuing to use that affiliate ID or sign up under the HubPages earnings program and use the new Amazon ID. You can even switch back if you want to give it a try first.
I just wonder the same thing. I have registered to Amazon Associate program but my earnings program in Hub is not active yet because I do not have GoogleAdsense account. Can I still can put Amazon affiliate link to my post?
Yes, if you already have an Amazon affilite account, then you can use that on HP. But you will be in whatever tier level you are in. When you sign up for Amazon under the HP earnings program, you will be at a higher tier level along with the rest of us.
Welcome to HubPages. I am sure you'll like it here. Take a look at the learning center. Click the help link on top. There's a lot of useful information there that will set you in the right direction. Or ask questions in the forums. Everyone is always very helpful.
I make an average 4 sales per day from HubPages. I so far have never reached the 8.5% tier level and would love to get paid at the 8.5% tier level. I am thinking of making the switch effective from the 1st of March. I would like to hear the reviews from people who have already made the switch before I do that.
As far as I can see, using the HubPages ID for Amazon should be beneficial to me because 1) I can get paid at 8.5% tier level (my normal being 7% only including sales from other sources) 2) I receive Amazon Payment by dollar check. It takes 21 working days to get the money into my Bank account. With HubPages Ad Program, I can get paid much faster.
I'm not sure I have things right in my head. After getting started/configuring the new HP Amazon Program, can anyone confirm whether or not Amazon earnings under the $100 threshold will simply continue to grow by way of separate Amazon Associate ID in text links on hubpages or other sites if you use them and then eventually get paid when it reaches $100.
I want to sign up for the HubPages Amazon Program but I am refraining from doing so because I still haven't reached the $10 minimum with my personal Amazon account. I got only a few bucks left to earn to redeem. After I do that than I will switch to HubPages Amazon program for sure.
I think I am averaging anywhere from 2 to 9 cents a day depending on my traffic. I am thinking I need to tweak some of my titles and meta descriptions to generate more traffic but my priority is getting another hub published. Gotta have those evergreens! Maybe one day they'll pay out. Maybe? Wishful thinking? Delirious? Perhaps.
WooHoo! I've actually had an Amazon account for my websites for YEARS and never got to a payout. I'm just throwing caution to the wind and putting appropriate links on my hubs to see what happens. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!
If there isn't much in your Amazon account right now, it might be worth switching to the HubPages Amazon account. At least then, whenyou make a sale you'll get paid more for it - and you won't have to wait to reach the Amazon threshold either.
It does mean you won't ever be able to cash out what's sitting at Amazon, but if it's only a few dollars, what's the loss?
I have received 0 clicks. I placed the capsules well enough and I though one click would at least happened by accident by now. I logged out and went to my hub to see. Seems that on 2 of 3 browsers my amazon capsules show up with the amazon sign. Odd.
If I click on the thing when my Hubber ID is present, is it supposed to show on the HP reports?
Also, I don't think I've signed into my consumer or affiliate Amazon accounts for I don't know how long. When I show up there via my capsules, first thing amazon does is start hopping up and down about wanting me to sign in; which I don't.
update: and I sure as heck wont be buying anything during this.
347 clicks for me since I signed up, 2 items bought. I don't think I had a conversion rate this bad……….ever. This month, before I signed up I had 400+ clicks and sold 20 items. Something is a bit funny!
I don't have near the clicks or purchases (about 1/4th), but am running at your old conversion rate for the past week, since I changed to the HP program. Which is pretty much what I've always done, except the payout is up 40% because of the higher tier.
Did anyone get in at the first of the month, and if so how long did it take to get to the 8.5% tier?
I don't think the program was available at the beginning of the month. I switched as soon as I saw it, I think on the 12th or the 13th, and I'm on HP a lot, so I don't think I missed it.
I'm assuming that our sales are combined with those of HP's share of sales on all hubs (at least I hope so). If so we should reach the 8.5% tier (or at least the 8% tier) very quickly, even if not that many hubbers join in.
I'm going to wait till the middle of next month before I really start moaning about the dreadful conversion rate I'm having now.
I would expect the tier to rise very rapidly as well. Especially to the 6% level, which is where I nearly always am anyway - that should happen the first day, so no loss at all.
I hope your conversion rate improves for you. If mine is any guide, you're just in a statistical anomaly and should come out soon. Someone else had asked if anyone had any sales not from links, and I've already had those, too. They click through but then buy something else entirely - in my case it was a garden hose and a tool I had not advertised.
I suppose that all depends on the way you relate your article to the ad. What works for you is what's important.
With keywords, I have been hit with surprises in the past - discovering items were shown that I would not have wanted to list, or that didn't go well with the article. So I like to specify items by ASIN rather than keyword. I feel I have more control over what's listed in the ad. And in most cases, I place the capsule right next to where I talk about the product.
It works for me. I have nine sales since I switched to HP Amazon 12 days ago. Roughly the same as I was getting from Amazon before the switch.
I've been updating a few Hubs to switch from eBay to Amazon, and I've started using keywords instead of ASIN.
The reason is I discovered several Hubs which were not displaying products, even though the ASIN was correct and the product still live. Usually the message was "Amazon is not providing a price for this item". When I swapped to keywords, the product displayed perfectly. I use very specific keywords so I get that exact product.
I've had that happen too, where it says "Amazon is not providing a price for this item" and I think it has something to do with Kindle Books that the author decided to offer free for a while to promote the product and get reviews. Where those ads for Kindle Books in your case?
That's interesting that you had the same problem (not providing a price for this item) with those other items. I'm curious, when you used the keyword instead of the actual ASIN code, did you get it to display the same items, but with the price? Or did it display alternate items? This might be a clue to indicate if the problem is related to the item itself, or related to the method of selection.
Not sure something about "Action and Faith in Corinthians"... I write on Dogs, Cats and a few gluten free recipes. I am not sure where that fits in lol. Maybe Corinthians is about dog training, cat names and gluten free eating. I am not very religious, so I was oddly surprised by that sale.
What the heck - I've sold bras, dog food and kiddie movies. I write about home improvement projects - putting a roof on the house sort of thing. You never know - I remember one poor lady a couple of years ago, a born again Christian, that sold a bunch of sex toys. She was absolutely mortified and wanted that stuff OFF her account!
No sales at all for me but I'm still a newbie. And I know a few sweet "little ol' ladies" and they write the raunchiest of romance novels - so I'm not surprised! I'm with Solaras though! I will take what I can get. Lingerie & adult toys? Click here. LOL
It could be, but it's now a blip that's gone on for 2 weeks. And I was getting normals sales just before I switched, but I'm gonna keep the account for another couple of weeks, so I can cover all the sections of the month.
Is there something up with this? I switched over on the 28th to get in on it at the start of the month, but so far only the first day has made it to the reports, the rest are still pending. I know Amazon has updated since then, so I have to wonder what's the hiccup here.
My report shows "pending" for every day in March so far. As of Feb 28 I had two sales that still don't show as shipped. So it looks like HubPages hasn't received any data files from Amazon since February ended. Must be an issue with going into a new month. I guess we can expect some hiccups since this is new. I trust that HP is working on the issues with Amazon.
Update! I just got my second Amazon sale. The item cost $14.99 and I made $0.60. My first sale was on 2/26 and my second on 3/2. I went from zero in the past two years to two in five days. It would be great if that would keep going, but for now, I'll chalk it up to coincidence. I'm going to keep an open mind.
What I have done differently lately is to put much more thought into what I am selling one each hub. I used to try selling mostly books. Then I branched out and have seen one eBay sale and two Amazon sales. I think it does pay off to taylor the items we sell to the hub we've written. The visitors came to that hub for a reason. They have an interest in the subject. Therefore the item to be sold needs to be related. I know that is pretty elementary, but it has helped me some.
I have just clicked over because I was waiting for my cheque from Amazon, as they told me its on the way I started today. I noticed I have a couple of dollars on my 'old' way of doing it, but its not showing up in the new, we will see!
Well I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that has never earned a cent from Amazon. I don't even bother putting capsules anymore. I earn a bit with eBay but not that much. But my Hubpages earnings have increased a lot since the new program started.
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