Well one of the best ways to research is ask a knowledgable person It's often easier than longer proffesional reports because it can be hard to find the information you want. And I find talking to people in real terms nicer
True, but you can't possibly ask enough questions to learn everything you need to know. If you're trying to make serious income, you would be silly to risk it by not fully understanding your model. Also, there's a difference between a community interacting to help each other out, and someone sponging off the knowledge of others. This particular question is in the first category, but every now and then you'll see someone posting thread after thread on these forums asking basic questions because they're too lazy to read even help documentation, let alone any TOS.
I also got a third party sale recently ($6.00 - not much but it is my first so am keen to learn how it all works). the item was shipped in November, but I cannot see any commission. Just says Referral Fees '$0.00' :-( Any ideas? How long does it take to show up? Thanks.
Thank you all for the insight and I hope that it is just a glitch, but we will see, odd that both orders would have been returned especially since one was for 6 different books...you would think they would have kept at least a couple of them.
actually the OP did check and found nothing, that is why he asked the question in the forum. i'm not trying to be contentious but if i was a newbie on the receiving end of that "sponging off" comment i would feel bad and probably not want to return to HubPages.
Hehe, I have thick skin...I should have clarified my original statement. I have checked all reports...the entire orders have vanished, no ordered items, no returns no refunds...just gone. I have made sure to check the older time periods as well since the year/month/quarter just rolled over. Nada...weird
I have never had that happen, but, last month I was credited for two kindle book sales at about $4.00 each but I made 0% commission. A big goose egg was paid to me for those two sales. Thought that was odd.
Kindle Books are indeed 0% commission, disgraceful in my opinion!
In regards to the OP, don't worry about the more experienced people putting you down, because they are wrong. A cancellation or returned item would be shown as both a positive and negative balance on your earnings report. If the items no longer appear on your earnings report in any way, post on the Amazon associates forum or get in touch with their support.
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