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Affiliates? Need HELP.....

  1. Glenn Raymond profile image59
    Glenn Raymondposted 6 years ago

    Help.  I do not have any understanding of this Affiliate stuff.  One guy answere my question saying publish first then get your affiliates, another said affiliate first then publish.  Well, so now what? 

    I wont be doing e-bay.  But I have filled out something at google?

    I have filled out something at amazon?

    I just told them I needed to know how to do this?

    Now I am waiting.....What am I waiting for exactly?  I have no clue.

    Everything I have read on here makes absolutely no sense to me what so ever.

    Was I supposed to add amazon capsule and google capsule before I published?  If so, is it now too late?  How do I do that?

    If I can't put them in now, after publishing, can I delete them and re-publish them, just so I can add these things?

    Thank You, Sincerely.

    1. LarasMama profile image60
      LarasMamaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ok in the most basic language I can do (I remember how hard all this stuff seemed!)
      Under your account affiliate settings link up your google adsense account (click the button there and it will allow you to put in your details.) Why? Because any ADVERTS shown on your hub currently send 100% of the click money to hubpages. If you have your account there, 60% of the views of that hub have YOUR add so if people click YOU make money. Once your account details are there, hubpages and adsense place the ads, so you don't have to do anything else.
      Say you wrote a review on a good book. Someone reading that review may want to buy that book. If you use an amazon capsule (simply click one while building a hub, then find the book on ebay and copy it's address from the address bar into the capsule list), the viewer may click that link and go buy that book. You start out earning 4% from amazon sales, that % goes up the more you sell.

      EBAY from what I've seen seems a bit complicated (and requires your own website) and I've only heard bad things about KONTERA.

      Stick with amazon and google adsense and you'll do great. However just remember only about 1-5 out of 100 visitors click ads or amazon links so don't get discouraged if you're not getting heaps straight up.

      If you write a hub that ends up getting tons of hits, and plenty of clicks, 100% of that will goto hubpages unless you setup your adsense. And you'll also miss out on them buying through your amazon links if they were going to.
      So you can NOT affiliate, but affiliates are where the money is.
      Wish you well!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome, Glenn.  I know real men don't read instructions, but on HubPages you need to make an exception.  Otherwise you'll flounder around for ages!



      1. alternate poet profile image77
        alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ouch on the real men !!!      but I have to admit you are right big_smile

        I have floundered around with it all for ages now, I am in no rush to get it all right so just try to absorb as much as I can, then I will settle down for a week or so and try to get it all in order.  Adsense and Amazon are easy enough once you start, the rest is just purple haze for me at the moment, but it will clear.  The hubs on here are amzingly good, I would take a tour around them.

  2. ethel smith profile image85
    ethel smithposted 6 years ago

    If you access your account at hubpages, you know the my account tab, you can click on the affiliates. There is written help when you do this. Give it a go

  3. Glenn Raymond profile image59
    Glenn Raymondposted 6 years ago

    Thank you all very much you have been most helpful.  I really do appreciate you having gone to all the trouble.  I can get this going now.  Cheers and blessings to you.