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Amazon Affiliate program. My state is not eligible.

  1. Robin Egerton profile image67
    Robin Egertonposted 2 years ago

    Can anyone explain why Arkansas is not eligible to participate in the Amazon Affiliate program?  Is there a way around that?  Are there other ways I can monetize my hubs?

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It looks like the change in 2011 was related to tax regulations.
      http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-cuts-af … ver-taxes/

    2. Robin Egerton profile image67
      Robin Egertonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      What are other ways to monetize my hubs?

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

        The best way to monetize your Hubs is the HP Earnings Program.   For most people, Amazon and eBay capsules are just the icing on the cake, not the main game. 

        To participate in the HP Earnings Program you will need an Adsense account.   If you already have one, you just need to associate it with HubPages.  If you don't have one, then you need to apply for one.   The quickest way to get approved is to apply with an existing blog if you have one - otherwise, wait until you have 20 Featured Hubs before you apply.

      2. Matthew Meyer profile image77
        Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        See the "How to Make Money on HubPages" section here.
        http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

  2. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 2 years ago

    I assume the answer is "nope," but just to make sure --

    The Hubpages Amazon program uses Hubpages affiliate links. Hubpages in a state where the Amazon program is active.

    But even if the associate ID is Hubpages, if the hubber lives in a banned state, they can't collect Amazon commissions?

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      People from a banned state can earn money using the HP Amazon program, provided they have an AdSense account.

      HP pays the money to the Hubber, not Amazon.  All funds are transferred by HP via PayPal.
      http://hubpages.com/faq/#HubPages-Amazon-Program

      1. Greekgeek profile image97
        Greekgeekposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        In which case, all Robin needs to do is register for the Hubpages Amazon program, and she should be able to use Amazon capsules and earn commissions, right?

        ... I'm double-checking because that's exactly the advice I gave on one of my hubs last year, and I need to change it if I'm giving the wrong info.

        1. Writer Fox profile image79
          Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That's right.  Look at #5 on the link I gave:

          "Participation in the Amazon Program does not require a contractual relationship between you and Amazon. Your relationship is with HubPages. "

          1. favored profile image55
            favoredposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            So this is not automatic like it was on Squidoo right?

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    favored: No.  The difference is that if you use the HP Earnings Program, HP Amazon Program, HP Ebay program, you need an Adsense account which Squidoo did not require.

    1. favored profile image55
      favoredposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I see.  Have been reading through it but wasn't clear. Now I am. Thanks so much.

 
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