I've tried AGAIN to become an Ebay associate. I'm wondering if anyone else who was previously rejected has tried again and what the outcome has been. I think I remember livewithrichard saying he'd tried again. I saw a couple of posts from hubbers much newer than myself (and with a lot fewer hubs) who were recently accepted, so I'm thinking Ebay maybe accepting new hubbers now? Anyway, any success (or God forbid) failure stories of late?
Every time I try to reapply it says my account is waiting for approval or something like that. IDK
I think I remember Richard saying the same thing: that it's taking forever. Super!
I'm still waiting for the epn code. I was finaly able to get the activation code set on hp and all my sites confirmed but no word from EpN just yet. Last time I think it took them a week to respond to me but I've gone this long without them I really don't need it.
I just think that if it's allowed here on this site then we should all be able to use it an not just a select few.
Am I missing something? What's the epn code? I thought if we had the activation code set and all our websites confirmed, that was all we had to do.
No the activation code was the way EPN allowed us to confirm we our affiliation with HP. Once your sites are confirmed, the epn staff still go back and check if your are a good match for the program and then assign you an epn code which is your affiliate code that will be added to the ebay products you list in your hubs.
That is unless I'm missing something. Marisa, can you log into the epn site or are you still waiting for your email to be confirmed? If you can log into the epn site then you should be able to get the hubpages campaign id number (your affiliate code) and then place it in the affiliate box to activate it.
Wow you look just like angelina jolie. Very nice...
I haven't tried to resign with e-bay yet. I am kinda upset at them right now, I think I may try when I get back off of leave.
I reapplied today as well , but didn't put down hubpages put down a different domain hopefully if i get in i can add hubpages.
but yea I don't think many aussies's are having much luck
I haven't applied to either ebay or Amazon yet. I'm concerned with having to give them my social security number. What are your thoughts on that? Someone said to open a Pay Pal account, but the sign up doesn't seem to have an option for that.
If you are a US resident, you'll have to disclose that to them, as they will be filing tax paperwork with the government on your earnings. You'll have to give them all the same info as if you were working for someone as a freelance contractor, which is what you are in this instance.
Having a PayPal account is a means of receiving payment and doesn't have squat to do with the tax part.
richard, I hope it comes through for you soon. Keep us posted.
I'm crossing my fingers I'll get accepted this time!
From what I understand, you have to have a campaign id number that is different than the activation code used to confirm your sites. If you were an affiliate, then you should be able to log into your epn site and get your campaign code.
I wonder if we should bring this question up to the HP staff for clarification.
Oops, I thought about this some more and wonder if I'm misunderstanding the process. As a pre-existing eBay user, all I had to do was log into my EPN account, go to the confirmation area, get my code, paste it into the Activation screen at HubPages, confirm it on EPN, and that was it.
So I was assuming that in order to activate your account, you had to be approved and get your EPN account FIRST. And it certainly seems that way, if you read HubPages help:
But now, do I understand that you make some kind of application to EPN, confirm your site and THEN wait for them to approve you manually?
How on earth do you confirm your sites if you can't log on to EPN?
When going through the initial application proccess, EPN gives you that activation code and you have to put it in a plain .txt file and upload it through ftp to your root directory so when they send their bot to check it will look something like this:
h t t p/www.yoursite.com/epnconfirm.txt
Here on hubpages you cannot place that in the root directory so HP set it up so we can place it in the activation box temporarily so EPN bots can confirm.
After EPN confirms, then yes you have to wait until the EPN staff manually approves your application, confirms your email address and allows you to log into the EPN dashboard to create campaigns for your sites.
You will create a hubpages campaign and EPN will assign you a campaign id number, you take that number and place it where you pasted the activation code on your affiliates page and click ok.
As someone who already was an EPN affiliate prior to AUGUST 1 you still need to place the activation code in your HP affiliate page and then confirm it by way of the instructions that pop up. Once confirmed you can then log into your EPN dashboard and create your hubpages campaign id.
This is how I understood the instructions and I hope I am repeating them correctly.
Just an update. I've just been accepted into the Ebay Partner Network so all the instructions that I posted above do work.
1. apply for the program
2. get the activation code and set it in your affiliate settings then click the activate button.
3. go to the epn confirmation page and click to confirm your sites. (within 90 seconds so keep the page open)
4. wait until epn contacts you again and accepts you into the program. (took 3 days for them to respond back to me this time)
5. log into the epn dashboard and set your tax information
6. under the campaigns tab, create a hubpages campaign and get the campaign id code and paste it over where you placed the activation code then click ok.
7. start promoting products.
Good luck everyone.
So, on Aug. 20th I received my unique identifier from EPN. I was getting ready to go out of town, didn't notice the email. It says to confirm my domain within 72 hours... Just did it late on the 25th... As I understand from Richard's explanation, now I wait about 3 days to see if I'm accepted and to get my actual activation number, right? Do you think it'll be a problem that I didn't do the confirmation within 72 hours? Ugh, so typical this is with the whole Ebay debacle for me. At least I feel like I'm making progress this time, though.
I applied twice a while ago before I started using hubpages and got turned down both times. I'm not going to try again, I'll just focus on other affiliate programs instead
Is anyone getting accepted by EPN these days? If so, what did you do? I've applied 2x now and gotten rejected both times.
I just tried again using different email and different website I have , declined again oh well, I throw in the towel for ebay
The best way to get accepted is definitely do not put hubpages as your personal site. You need to apply with your own hosted site.
Your site should be clean, reader friendly (no dark themes) and professional looking.
Also, do not apply with a blog that has like 2 posts. EPN wants to see that you are offering something of value for your readers. You should have about 5-10 posts that are roughly 400-500 words each.
If your site looks anything like a BANS site, do not use that site on your application either. You will be immediately declined.
Hope that helps.
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