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I made my first Amazon sales

  1. chinweike profile image46
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    I just checked my Amazon account and noticed i have made a sale. Though not much, it's just $3.89 as commission.
    And guess what, it came from the hub i least expect would give me any sales.
    So happy to be saying this.

    GRRRRRRRIIIIIIII...........

    1. kcreery profile image61
      kcreeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't made any Amazon sales.  I've got an email from Amazon noticing that I haven't made any sales.  I've made $2.50 from Google AdSense.  I'm learning to post better Amazon products.  I'm trying to match it up with what I'm writing about.  Sometimes you don't get what you wanted but with tweaks you can get the right products.

    2. sajal.mark profile image61
      sajal.markposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cheers smile

  2. Sparhawke profile image61
    Sparhawkeposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations smile

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks a lot

  3. mythbuster profile image85
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    chinweike, congratulations!

    I have no luck with Amazon but am spending this month reading up on hubs from experienced Hub Pages authors who write on the topic of earning with Amazon on HP so I can make some changes.

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That was great. Conicidentally, i was begining to learn from such experienced hubbers too.

  4. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations!
    I had my first Amazon sale a few weeks ago when I'd just about given up, and strangely enough on a Hub that has only one Amazon ad. So, we see that Amazon sales are possible after all smile

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, it is possible for sales to be made from HP.
      Thanks for congratulating me!

  5. girly_girl09 profile image76
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    congrats; that is pretty good! I think my first commission was like .12 cents? lol In fact, my average commission is only around $1-$2 per item, unless I somehow sell a big ticket item. big_smile The key is volume so I generally tend to write about cheaper items that people are more likely to buy on impulse! Plus, the competition for these items isn't that high in search engines.

    Anyways, I think that is a great first sale!

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, that is what i should start doing now so i can make more sales.

  6. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    congrats, it's a start!

    I hardly ever check mine and I checked the other day and I had made two sales! it wasn't much $ at all, but I was happy to see clicks and at least 2 orders.

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats to you too!!

  7. thranax profile image44
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Amazon has always been trouble for me, I haven't made much the last time I checked. I did get like 5 total sales though, highest priced item must have been around $50-80 with small commissions. The commissions go up with sales, once you break like 10 or 20 or something it almost doubles.

    ~thranax~

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the encouragement.
      Cheers!

  8. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Last month I sold 28 items, but only 24 were shipped. Now that we're in the new month, will my commission drop to 4% when they finally ship these final 4 orders?

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You must be doing well with Amazons sales.
      Good to know!

    2. girly_girl09 profile image76
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The 4 will carry over and sell at 4% unless you sell enough items again to qualify for a higher rate. So, it is sort of a positive thing because you now have 4 less items to worry about to increase your rate!

      Also, I'm not sure if you know it, but if you reach 6% near the end of the month, ALL of that month's items (including the 4 carryover) will increase to that higher referral rate, with exception of items that calculate commissions in a different manner.

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Cheers for that - so now only have to sell another 2 items this month before it increases to 6%?

        @chinweike - hey 28 sales sounds exciting but isnt really. They were seed packets which are pennies to buy. I was hoping against hope that by the end of the month someone would buy something big (and I'd get the higher rate of commission) but they didn't. Ah, well...that's life smile

        1. girly_girl09 profile image76
          girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You would have to sell 3 more, as 2 more would just keep you at 4%.


          Here is the affiliate referral rate chart (I'm assuming it is the same rate for all affiliates, regardless of what country you're from!)

          Total Items Shipped
          Referral Rates
          (All Categories except Consumer Electronics)
          1 - 6     4.00%
          7 - 30     6.00%
          31 - 110     6.50%
          111 - 320     7.00%
          321 - 630     7.50%
          631 - 1570     8.00%
          1571 - 3130     8.25%
          3131 +     8.50%

          1. chinweike profile image46
            chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You seem to have vast knowledge about Amazon. That is good.

  9. CMHypno profile image89
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Amazon sales are hard to come by and the first sale is always the best.

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks a lot!!

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah I meant to say congrats too, chinweike, you made more commission on your one sale than I made in 28 smile

  10. Don Simkovich profile image61
    Don Simkovichposted 7 years ago

    In two years on Hubpages, I've only sold one Amazon item with a commission for 36 cents!

    I really can't figure out why . . . my Google Adsense is picking up.

    I don't expect a lot of sales certainly, but I'm a bit surprised it's only been one sale. If anyone wants to scan some of my Hubs and let me know, I'd be glad to listen or return a favor and review your Hubs.

    I do have some Hubs in mind to write that will speak more directly to buying seasonal items like beachwear online.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image76
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don - your hubs are better suited for adsense; they're not getting traffic from people who are looking to buy something at the time they visit.

      The only way to get consistent Amazon sales is to write hubs solely for that purpose. For example, I wrote a hub on pink shower curtains and I sell about 5 pink shower curtains per month. (Not lucrative, but again, I pick small ticket items with less competition).

      People that come to my product hubs are *looking to buy*, whereas on informational hubs, they are looking just for info and probably won't buy a product, just (hopefully) click on ads.

      Good luck!

      1. chinweike profile image46
        chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        girly_girl09, can you also help me have a quick review of my hubs?
        I really love the way you analysed this.
        Thanks in anticipation!

        1. girly_girl09 profile image76
          girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          chinweike - I just looked and would give you the exact same advice.  If you want consistent Amazon sales, you need to write hubs that target buyers that are looking for a *specific*, I should say VERY specific type of product.

          good luck!

          1. chinweike profile image46
            chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for your advice. I will start writing hubs that are ment to sale.

          2. chinweike profile image46
            chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            girly_girl09, you are an angel. I have started making sales now.
            Thanks a bunchhhhhhhhh for your honest suggestion.
            Cheers!

      2. Don Simkovich profile image61
        Don Simkovichposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks girly_girl09 . . . I think my sunglass Hub reflects a certain product and so does my massage lotion Hub. But I know what you're saying. Okay, your pink shower curtain statement makes me a believer to target even more specific.

        In an hour or so, I'm going to post a Hub on beachwear.

        I understand the product concept . . . I need to refine it.

  11. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Yeah that's what I meant, I'd need to sell 2 more, then on the next sale again...anyway I knew it was the 7th sale that increased the percentage commission. Thanks anyway:)
    However, I thought the next rise was at No. 32? Not that I've ever been there!

    1. girly_girl09 profile image76
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It may have changed, but I copied that from the official site just a few moments ago.

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Just me can't read too well! Thanks hun smile

  12. bgpappa profile image86
    bgpappaposted 7 years ago

    Here's to the first of many.

    congrats

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks a lot!

  13. chinweike profile image46
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    I think i have found the key to making Amazon sales. i followed the advice given to me on this thread.
    she simply asked me to do more hubs that are geared towords selling.
    Three people made order yesterday from my hubs geared towords selling.
    Thanks to you hublicious hubbers!

    1. Don Simkovich profile image61
      Don Simkovichposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm going to read your Hubs . . . I still can't make a sale via Amazon even though my massage lotion Hub, beachwear, shower caddies, and sunglasses Hubs seem to be product Hubs that would sell -- something . . . even my popular business hubs i figured would sell a book now and then . . .

      My Google Adsense is picking up in earnings. I do have a few more product specific Hubs to write . . . so I won't lose heart until I write about 10 that are product focused.

      I wonder how in the world girly_girl thought to write a hub on pink shower curtains! The advantages of being a woman!!! I do know Nellie Hoxie has great Hubs for product sales, too.

      My weakness is I'm so used to informational styles of writing.

      1. chinweike profile image46
        chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I used to think i had the same problem of writing informational hubs but, I am begining to realise how wrong i have been.

  14. 6hotfingers3 profile image60
    6hotfingers3posted 7 years ago

    Hello Everyone!

    This is great information. I just signed up with Amazon. I am learning its pretty much about writing and enjoying what I am doing. The rewards or you might say the commissions are like the lottery. Its a chance thing and a big thing if you make a few dollars. But I will keep looking for something.

  15. Cheri Schultz profile image66
    Cheri Schultzposted 7 years ago

    My first Amazon commission was small but as time goes on they do increase.  In one day I had 17 buys - don't ask me why.  There was no rhyme or reason I was quite shocked but happy.  You never know what will happen.  Congrats!!

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the encouragement.

  16. lender3212000 profile image87
    lender3212000posted 7 years ago

    Wow, if there are really people out there selling 3,000 plus items per month; I need to study what they are doing!

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We all are learners and would continue to learn

      1. Andrew0208 profile image59
        Andrew0208posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You're right man. Congratulations!

  17. blondepoet profile image80
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Oh awesome I just checked and have sold a set of fake boobies for $3.60 commission, am pretty stoked as well.

    1. chinweike profile image46
      chinweikeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Congrts. You really deserve it.

  18. Mutiny92 profile image85
    Mutiny92posted 7 years ago

    congratulations!

  19. gramarye profile image60
    gramaryeposted 7 years ago

    Well done, thats a big commission. I've sold two items for only $1.07, so yours is really good!

  20. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago

    Good job.

 
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