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Made my first Amazon sale! lol

  1. girly_girl09 profile image68
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    .24 cents! Not impressive, but now I know that the amazon capsules can work for me. It was for a book, entitled: "Hooking Up". lol

    Anyways,after 209 amazon views, it's nice to finally earn something!

    I'm assuming it'll be quite sometime before I reach the $10.00 threshold at this rate. wink

    1. Lgali profile image40
      Lgaliposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      congratulation

    2. packerpack profile image61
      packerpackposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      At least you earned something. I am still on a big ZERO. Congratulations!

    3. RKHenry profile image78
      RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, hey, hey- that's great!

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well done, I gave up and took mine down, maybe I should put them back !

      1. dwilliamson profile image60
        dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        At least keep your eBay one up if you took it down. I have made about $10 with it so far.

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          wordscribe41posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Too bad for me Ebay won't get back to me.  I've waited and waited, I'm getting frustrated.  Another hubber is having the same problem.  Ugh.

          1. viryabo profile image87
            viryaboposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Dont feel too bad about ebay. i've been turned down 3 times. I'll continue trying.

    5. MoniqueAttinger profile image86
      MoniqueAttingerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      A thousand mile journey begins with the first step... ;-)

      I've got some amazon capsules on my posts - here's to making some money at this!

    6. TrinaLynne profile image72
      TrinaLynneposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well something is always better than nothing. lol. But keep working at it, you'll get to that 10.00 threshold.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Congrats on your first sale!

    My philosophy has always been if I know how to make $1, then I know how to make $100. Just have to do more of what works for you.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image68
      girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That is very true and certainly applicable to HubPages, that's for sure! big_smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, success however small you feel it is is a great cause for celebration....

  4. LondonGirl profile image85
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Nice one, first of many!

  5. RooBee profile image82
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Congrats!!! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-bounce017.gif

    May it only increase (greatly) from here.

    Thanks for encouraging the rest of us that it CAN happen! smile

  6. Apepperson profile image60
    Apeppersonposted 8 years ago

    Congrats on the sale! Amazon can be difficult to make money with because of their short term cookie. It would be much better for affiliates if they had a 14 day or longer cookie, but then they'd have to pay out more commissions!

    1. girly_girl09 profile image68
      girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      How long does their cookie last? (I know I personally add stuff to my cart and may wait a week or two to order to save on shipping).

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    There is a lot of controversy about the Amazon cookie.

    Some believe that it's 24 hours for everything.

    Others believe it's 24 hours for items once they are put in the shopping cart. (If a person puts something in a shopping cart, leaves to look at another site and then comes back.)

    Others believe that it's a one session cookie. Meaning someone clicks through to the Amazon site from your hub and then shops. Leaves Amazon. Your cookie evaporates.

    Their TOS is vague and conflicting. If you email Amazon Associates for clarification. The clarification just quotes the vague TOS and wishes you a good day.

    There's always an ongoing discussion about this at the Amazon discussion board.

  8. girly_girl09 profile image68
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Very interesting. Thanks for clarifying!

  9. lyla profile image60
    lylaposted 8 years ago

    Congrats..!smileI made my first .40cents a couple of days back.When I just checked casually ,I saw this and nearly fell off my chair.I have become greedy now and keep on checking every 2 hrs..no luck..lol!I am yet to apply for adsense as I wanted to get some traffic from google so that they do not refuse me!smile

    1. girly_girl09 profile image68
      girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      If you sign up for a blogspot blog, I'm pretty sure you'll get approved almost instantaneously. Just post a few blogs before you apply. That is how I got my adsense account. smile Good luck!

      1. lyla profile image60
        lylaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks..I'll do that!

  10. illminatus profile image73
    illminatusposted 8 years ago

    Congrats. Has anyone tailored their hubs specifically for amazon sales?

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image68
      WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I do have a handful that are for amazon sales, one of which is my hub on electric toothbrushes.

      You are welcome to take a peek at it to get an example of how to formulate an amazon-biased hub, but before you get giddy, I should tell you I've received $0 amazon sales to date.

      The hub does do well with adsense, though.

      There are some other users who really do well with their hubs that are created for amazon sales. Personally, I took that amazon-geared hub and changed my strategy into an adsense-geared hub. The comparison/product review hubs do pretty well with adsense, wink wink.

    2. Will James profile image74
      Will Jamesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm starting to work toward exactly this end.

      Seeing as I don't have Adsense or even eBay at this point, it seems targeting Azon is the only way to potentially cash in on Hubs' rankability with Google.

      1. girly_girl09 profile image68
        girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        At this point now, I've made 6.00 and some change through 3 separate transactions. It's funny, because the Hubs that I've 'designed' for amazon, haven't earned me a dime yet, from amazon at least. On some articles, actually almost all, I will include a few relevant products.

        The last few I've done on pet items will hopefully get me some sales in the near future!

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    isis_dreams2002posted 8 years ago

    Congrats way to go

  12. Anamika S profile image69
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    Hearty Congratulations! Wish you many more sales..

  13. Haunty profile image82
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    You are great! I hope it gives you a big boost. smile

  14. lawretta profile image78
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations girl,the way to go!!!

  15. girly_girl09 profile image68
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Thanks guys for all the kinds words!


    I'm excited to say that I just checked my Amazon and saw 25, YES 25 products sold! LOL

    They are all Amazon On Demand Videos and sold for $1.99 each. Amazon pays 10% referrals for those. My commission was $5.00 for 25 episodes.

    It's hilarious because I don't even feature any of these videos/episdoes on my hubs. Someone must've clicked through another item and found their way to Amazon's Video on Demand.

    So, definitely use Amazon if you can, you never know what people will buy!

    I wish there was a way to track what hub people were on to discover the items...if anyone knows this - please let me know! All I can see is the items ordered.

  16. dipless profile image86
    diplessposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, is great to know that the capsuals work as a newbee, anywaywon't be long before you hit that $10 threshold now.

    Good luck with future sales and hubs wink

  17. girly_girl09 profile image68
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Thanks! On a side note, I love your picture! It looks like one of my old cats, when he was a kitten (and skinny lol).

  18. girly_girl09 profile image68
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    I think that adding amazon hubs also adds a more dynamic element to your hubs. The pictures and items are something for the visitors to look at and perhaps be inspired by (or be inspired to buy). I use amazon in almost every hub, almost like I use images to add some color!

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image68
      WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. If amazon ads are relevant and tasteful, it adds (in my opinion) to the overall quality of the hub.

      1. girly_girl09 profile image68
        girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Definitely...one thing I hate to see though is that some will just use a keyword and not bother to look at the products displayed causing products to display that yes, match that keyword, but are completely irrelevant. I usually hand pick items if I can't find at least 4, quality related items for my particular keyword.

  19. WeddingConsultant profile image68
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Again, agreed. I almost always hand pick items that match the hub. If I don't, then who knows what will display there, ya know? It's better to have relevant products showing on a targetted hub like that.

  20. Rotem profile image61
    Rotemposted 8 years ago

    were can i find the amazone code after opening an acount?

    1. girly_girl09 profile image68
      girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Log into Amazon, you'll see the grey navigation bar at the top. Click on 'Your Earnings Summary'.

      Your ID will be to the left, under "Signed-In Under".

  21. Rotem profile image61
    Rotemposted 8 years ago

    thanks.
    now i need to take the Tracking ID and put it in hubpages Affiliate Settings? how long it takes it to appear in my hubs?

  22. girly_girl09 profile image68
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    hmmm...not sure on that one! I would say no longer than 24 hours. Who knows, it might be instantaneous.

  23. Rotem profile image61
    Rotemposted 8 years ago

    Mnay thanks.

  24. myra636 profile image61
    myra636posted 8 years ago

    I was lucky and made 9.00 one time from amazon I have all so added an astore to my blog at blogspot

  25. Charia Samher profile image73
    Charia Samherposted 8 years ago

    Wow that's great! Congrats! Hope you'll have more and wish I will have some too. lol!

  26. Prince Moses profile image60
    Prince Mosesposted 8 years ago

    A princely sum!

  27. bgpappa profile image83
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    Congrats.  The first one is the hardest.  Took me much longer to make that first sale, but now am close to the $100 payout just a few weeks later.  Some of the sales make sense to what my articles are, some make no sense whatsoever.  Just depends on the traffic I think.

    Congrats again.

 
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