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Have you started earning with amazon?

  1. Patkay profile image87
    Patkayposted 2 years ago

    Have you started earning yet with the news Amazon program here on Hubpages? What is your take about it?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Highest payment tier I have seen in my 3 years.

      1. Patkay profile image87
        Patkayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I tried using it but could not make even a single cent. I preferred eBay before it was changed. I earn nothing from eBay nowadays.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I used to earn a little from eBay, but gave it up when the made the change and removed all the eBay capsules.  If they won't pay me for sending them customers I won't send them.

      2. mackyi profile image82
        mackyiposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Haven't activated my new account as yet. I am wondering if I have to stop promoting Amazon Products on my websites since I am also using my Hubpages Amazon associate account on my personal websites.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          You do not.  It is spelled out in the learning center.

          1. mackyi profile image82
            mackyiposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Your'e right. I have realized that I had already set up a few other external trackers.

    2. Jasmeetk profile image77
      Jasmeetkposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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 sad

      1. Patkay profile image87
        Patkayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Ebay is dead, you are lucky to be earning from Amazon.

    3. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Patkay,

      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.

      1. Patkay profile image87
        Patkayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        @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?

    4. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, have had three amazon sales since the start of the new program.  Here's hoping it continues to reap benefits.

    5. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Patkay profile image87
        Patkayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You are doing good then. I have never been lucky on Amazon but then again I think I have never been serious with it.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image98
          Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Well, now you have the opportunity.

      2. younghopes profile image82
        younghopesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        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

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. younghopes profile image82
            younghopesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I am also using it on wizzley but i have not earned anything from the sales there, its all from HP only. If i am unable to get the money earned then perhaps i need to wait till $100

            1. Writer Fox profile image81
              Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Definitely don't switch to the HP program until you meet the minimum payout on your Amazon account.  You could try adjusting/adding Amazon capsules to help increase sales and speed up the process.

              1. younghopes profile image82
                younghopesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks Writerfox, i have made up my mind to switch on later since this is a new program and who knows what will happen, i dont want to lose out my earnings. Thanks for your advice

            2. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              You could switch your payout method to gift certificates, then the threshold is only $10 - but it means the only way to get the money is to order something from Amazon.

        2. Glenn Stok profile image98
          Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry for the delay. I just noticed your question you asked me. But Marisa Wright gave you the answer so no need to repeat. smile

    6. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I am still waiting with bated breath. And with all the success stories I'm hearing around here, I'm starting to get antsy. I just might have to work up the energy to get coordinated about this.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          What hubs do you recommend?

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            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.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image90
              paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks. This ought to keep me busy for awhile.

              1. Glenn Stok profile image98
                Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Report back here on your results.

    7. Linkya profile image61
      Linkyaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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?

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Try again with a different product.  For some reason, not all Amazon products will show up in the capsules here - when they don't just find another one if possible. 

        You can also input the URL instead of the ISBN, but it seldom helps any.

        1. Linkya profile image61
          Linkyaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you. I will try again.
          I am still writing quality Hubs so I can get Google Adsense accept. Too bad, I need this to activate Amazon program

    8. cfin profile image76
      cfinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I received my first amazon payment of $0.04 for the sale of 2 iphone covers. I'm not exactly blown away. My capsule also had nothing to do with Iphone covers.

  2. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, no. I guess I have some fine-tuning to do. Not sure what. Will check out the Amazon suggestion thread.

    1. Patkay profile image87
      Patkayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I am also thinking of fine tuning my hubs and add several Amazon capsules.

  3. Kejanny profile image84
    Kejannyposted 2 years ago

    The best Amazon earnings since I joined.  Highest commission tier at 8.5%.  The highest I used to earn before using my own affiliate link was 6.5%.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    I confess I'm a bit confused by the stats as I've never paid much attention to Amazon reports (not a big Amazon user).

    I'm showing $155 of orders but no earnings.  Is that because they won't show up till the goods are shipped?

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yup that's how it works. If the items are returned you don't get paid either. So at times you may see a reduction a few days later. Never happened to me personally, but you can expect that.

  5. Cre8tor profile image96
    Cre8torposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. janshares profile image87
      jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      +1 hmm

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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).

      1. Cre8tor profile image96
        Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        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!

      2. Cre8tor profile image96
        Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        WooHoo! Got my 1st Amazon earnings! Funny with the timing of my last post and all but YEA! Just noticed today.

        So, should that strike me as a result of the new program and good things to come or just coincidence? (Either way, woohoo. :-)

        1. janshares profile image87
          jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Good for you, Cre8tor, still not a penny for me. I think it might be that most of my products are books and no one wants books. sad

          1. younghopes profile image82
            younghopesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Janshares, let me tell you i have never written about any book till now but still i have seen lots of books being sold from my account, so you probably have a good chance to earn better

          2. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Janshares, I gave you some tips on another thread. People do buy books still - you're just not advertising them in the right place on your Hubs.

          3. Cre8tor profile image96
            Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            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!

  6. Nell Rose profile image88
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Nell Rose profile image88
        Nell Roseposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Writer, yes I have reached it now. So I could change over, now I understand!

        1. Writer Fox profile image81
          Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Cool.  If you are going to change to the HP Program, do it now then.

  7. KarinaKate profile image61
    KarinaKateposted 2 years ago

    Is the Hubpages Amazon program just for Amazon ads put on your hub by Hubpages?

    Can you be a member of the Hubpages Amazon program and also still use your own Amazon affiliate ID for affiliate links in your content..and still have Amazon capsules tied to your own affiliate link?

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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.

  8. Linkya profile image61
    Linkyaposted 2 years ago

    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?

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Linkya profile image61
        Linkyaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you. I have just started using Hubs and everything is very confusing too me.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image98
          Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          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.

  9. falconboy profile image59
    falconboyposted 2 years ago

    Hello

    At this time i don't start any earning from Amazon program.

  10. Anamika S profile image69
    Anamika Sposted 2 years ago

    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.

  11. Ebonny profile image93
    Ebonnyposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      So long as you're still using your own account on other sites, yes it will continue as normal.

      1. Ebonny profile image93
        Ebonnyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Many thanks Marisa.

  12. lovebuglena profile image90
    lovebuglenaposted 2 years ago

    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.

  13. merej99 profile image89
    merej99posted 2 years ago

    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.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Well, sports fans. I've done all I intend to do re: new Amazon capsules, etc. Come April 1st, I break out the scissors for all non-producers.

  15. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    http://mayormcginn.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/fireworks.jpg
    I have an ordered item!!!

    Folks, let me tell you. If I can sell something via Amazon, then absolutely anybody can.

    I am now a believer. big_smile

    1. janshares profile image87
      jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats, I'm still waiting. hmm

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Can't wait to find out which hub it was.

        Also can't wait to find out if this is just the odd sale; or am I at the start of a whole new adventure.

    2. merej99 profile image89
      merej99posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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!  smile

  16. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 2 years ago

    I have never made much with Amazon and find it a waste of time. I don't really know how others do earn with it because it takes me years to get enough for a payment.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have likewise failed miserably in the somewhat distant past. I've decided to give it another go, to see if I've become more coordinated since then.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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?

  17. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    0 Amazon clicks again today...

    What with my current traffic and brilliant capsule placement/design, this is not possible.

    I originally stated that my take-down date was April.

    It is now mid-March.

  18. cfin profile image76
    cfinposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm actually starting to get kind of glitch-paranoid over this. If I'm not seeing daily clicks by next week, gonna start running some tests.

      1. Writer Fox profile image81
        Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Whatever you are going to test, remember that Amazon changed the way its program works and how affiliates are credited.  (Cookies aren't what they used to be.)

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. Writer Fox profile image81
            Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I have no idea.  I rarely have a need to click on my own Amazon capsules.



            Why aren't you checking your affiliate account?  That's how you find out how much money you are making?????????????



            Well, don't count on me, PF.  I'm not buying your stuff, either.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image90
              paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Update.

              Rocket surgeon that I am, I just realized that I can always turn off the Amazon portion of the HP ads program and see what kind of daily clicks Amazon reports.

      2. aa lite profile image92
        aa liteposted 2 years ago in reply to 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!

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, wonderful. I was thinking that once I was convinced the clicking thing was working right, I could take it on faith that the selling thing was working right. I'm getting a headache...

        2. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          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?

          1. aa lite profile image92
            aa liteposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            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.

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              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.

  19. A-Bomb profile image86
    A-Bombposted 2 years ago

    Nope.  They are threatening to cancel my account if I don't sell something faaast. sad

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      This is something that concerns me - if I switch to the HP program (I did) will Amazon then want to cancel my account in a few months?

      1. IzzyM profile image85
        IzzyMposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That is a worry, Wilderness.

        I started a few domains, but I've never got back to finish them,nor have time to keep them updated, so I don't get a lot of Amazon sales from them. But I did hope to!

        I never reached that exalted position where my Amazon sales here on HP were here to ensure I reached a higher conversion rate thanks to many sales elsewhere.

        The vast majority of my sales are still through HP.

        I just reached my minimum payout last month ($1000 - but hey that took a year!)) and so happily switched to then HP version where I am seeing 8.5% referral rates, instead of my usual 6.5%.

        When the HP program became available I switched my main account over right away, and switched the others over when I reached 6%. Sales had been really slow this month, perhaps the slowest ever.

        I see someone said Amazon had changed their terms and conditions for sales. What change did they make? Was it this month?

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          There has been conversing about Amazon now requiring that an account see some sales.  I don't know how many, just that it will be close if there is no activity.

          Hopefully, HP has already dotted the i's and crossed the t's here, but if I get such a notice I'll simply cancel out of the HP program for a month and reinstate it.  At least that's the plan for now.

          I switched the same as you did - when I reached 6%.  Turned out it was with an extra couple of sales and double the minimum, but that's OK - I didn't lose much more than a couple of dollars by waiting.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        The 90 day rule applies only to brand new Amazon affiliates, not to established ones.  The rule is actually that you have to make a sale within 90 days of sign-up

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Ah - that helps, and explains a lot.  Thanks, Marisa.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If you haven't sold anything, then presumably you don't have a balance, so you may as well switch over to the HubPages program now - that way you can stop worrying.

      1. Writer Fox profile image81
        Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Without an active Amazon affiliate account, how can she still be in the HP Amazon program?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          She does have an active Amazon account.   She is worried that it might be cancelled if she doesn't make a sale within the 90 days - so I'm saying, switch now before that happens. 

          Besides, I didn't think an individual Amazon account was a prerequisite for the HubPages version - I can't see any mention of that.

          1. IzzyM profile image85
            IzzyMposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Am certain it is not a prerequisite.

            I never had an eBay account, yet can use the Hubpages eBay one.

          2. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            It can't be - the HP program is open to hubbers in states where Amazon has shut down all their affiliates, or so I understand.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I was wondering about that.  The Learning Center doesn't say so in so many words - it just says that it's up to individual Hubbers to decide whether it's legal for them to join or not.

              1. aa lite profile image92
                aa liteposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I noticed the vagueness in the Learning Center. I suspect it means that HP themselves don't know!

              2. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I believe that legally HP is the affiliate, not the hubber.  That HP chooses to pay us 60% of the earnings does not make us an affiliate; HP retains that status.

  20. weddingwishes profile image73
    weddingwishesposted 2 years ago

    Amazon sales are hard to score. If your hub is not related to some products which you are actively promoting, it is almost impossible to get a sale.

  21. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 2 years ago

    I found my Amazon sales improved when I let Amazon choose the product.  I don't think I have had any sales for the products that I specified by ASIN number.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have likewise gone the keyword route. I so want this to work... Having a rough start, but hope springs eternal.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            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?

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              No they were not, that's what's so perplexing.  I believe the Kindle situation is a known issue.  My products were DVD's, a body stocking (a dance one not the saucy kind!), and a tutu.

              1. Glenn Stok profile image98
                Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                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.

  22. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    If things haven't improved by next week, I'm just going to put the keywords, "naked women", in all of them and call it a day.

  23. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 2 years ago

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_(1568)_The_Blind_Leading_the_Blind.jpg

  24. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Hark!
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Sharing_Center/MA/HeartoftheMatter/Appendix%203%20-%20Pilot%20Tools/Metaphor%20Images%20-%20JPEGs/Sky.JPG
    4 clicks and another ordered item.

    1. Solaras profile image91
      Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats!! I just sold some sort of a religious manifesto??? Praise be...

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        lol

      2. Writer Fox profile image81
        Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        What's a religious manifesto?

        1. Solaras profile image91
          Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            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!

            1. Solaras profile image91
              Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              LOL - I will take what I get - no complaints.  I was just amused that a sale like that was attached to one of my hubs.  I sold some boots once, but the buyer returned them...

            2. merej99 profile image89
              merej99posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              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

  25. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Just wanted to post this from another thread.

    The bolding was done by me. Happy camper time. big_smile

  26. amiebutchko profile image94
    amiebutchkoposted 2 years ago

    I am so happy!!!  I just made my first sale through Amazon capsules.  It took a long time, but I think things are looking up....

  27. aa lite profile image92
    aa liteposted 2 years ago

    An update on my dreadful situation:

    Since joining the HP program I've had 418 clicks, and……. 2 sales. That's a conversion rate of 0.5%

    Before joining this month I had a conversion rate of 4.5% and had 20 sales, with about the same number of clicks.

    If this is a statistical blip, isn't it time it was over??? Please, pretty please!

    If something is wrong with my account, it would be nice if HP could investigate.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It must be a temporary blip with the type of items you are selecting.  My stats are roughly the same as before. Check after a longer time period to see if it shows better results. Good luck.

      1. aa lite profile image92
        aa liteposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image98
          Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That does sound unusual. Two weeks should be long enough to get over a blip. Are  you sure all settings are correct? ... And that nothing else changed when you switched over?

  28. Ebonny profile image93
    Ebonnyposted 2 years ago

    With the new Amazon Program, is there a way to know what items have actually been sold?

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, go to your Stats Page - Earnings - Amazon Sales Reports - you should find them there.

      1. Ebonny profile image93
        Ebonnyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Great, Many thanks Sallybea

  29. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. aa lite profile image92
      aa liteposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      With any luck they are checking the reporting system to make sure it is working properly. Given my experience, I'd welcome that even if it means a delay in reports.

    2. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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.

  30. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    They're double checking my Brooklyn Bridge ad. After all, one bridge, but three sales? I understand.

  31. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    I once had 28 sales of the same book from Amazon!

  32. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 years ago

    Nope, but I've made nearly a thousand in a month before with Ebay.

  33. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    We have report data!

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, me too. Six more orders that were made since Feb 28th finally showed up in the report.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        For March 1-3, I am the proud recipient of 3 clicks and 0 orders. Won't be adding any more capsules. But I don't plan on deleting any for awhile either. Looking for my next project elsewhere.

        1. cfin profile image76
          cfinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I received 1 click and 1 order from a totally unrelated item. Iphone covers.

  34. cam8510 profile image93
    cam8510posted 2 years ago

    I have received one order.  The cost of the item was $99, so I received a payment of about $8.40.  That is my first ever Amazon sale.

  35. cam8510 profile image93
    cam8510posted 2 years ago

    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.

  36. Mark Lees profile image86
    Mark Leesposted 2 years ago

    I have had nothing through Amazon yet, but then I think I have a grand total of 4 Amazon doodjits thorughout my hubs so not expecting anything really.

  37. Nell Rose profile image88
    Nell Roseposted 2 years ago

    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!

  38. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    Surprising yes; I have earned a few sales two days after signing up with the new program. smile

  39. Aneegma profile image74
    Aneegmaposted 2 years ago

    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.

  40. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Finally. FINALLEEEEE!!!!! I got an Amazon sale. It's not much, don't even know what for nor do I care! I finally got a sale today with the new  HP program. big_smile big_smile big_smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Alas, I remain unloved for March. Oh, well.... big_smile

    2. merej99 profile image89
      merej99posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!!!  I haven't sold a thing yet - but I may need to buy pet food soon.  I wonder if my own purchases count?  LOL

    3. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!  May this be the first of many more for you. smile You can see what item was ordered by looking at Earnings > Amazon Sales Report. But it won't show up there until it ships.

      1. janshares profile image87
        jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Glenn, I'll be sure to check.

 
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