I just had to share my excitement about my first real big ticket Amazon order! I've had small Amazon referral earnings trickling in for some time but this week someone finally placed a order for a $1000+ item so I finally got my first substantial referral earnings! Woohoo! Hopefully, it will be the first of many but I am not holding my breath. It is really encouraging though!
just out of curiosity, which product was, a laptop maybe?
Congrats, that's great news for anyone who is hoping to make decent money from Hubpages.
Good for you! I am certain that your success will continue to grow. Nice win, thank you for sharing it.
WOW! That is awesome. I keep waiting for that type of order. Maybe someday. I think that is why persistence will pay off in the end.
Congratulations! It's a wonderful feeling! I sold a $2500 item earlier this year on my birthday, so it was a great present. Still waiting for another sale like that, but if it can happen once....
These big ticket item sales gives one hope for the future! Haven't sold any $1000+ items yet, but the $500+ items I sell really add up commission wise! Good news!
Way to go, Richard! I'm sure there will be more - if you've put out the effort to garner even one large sale, you're doing something right.
My own Amazon sales are really anemic as of yet, but they are growing. It seems indeed to be a viable source of income, and your experience emphasizes that quite well!
I would not mind a couple of sales over $500! Also what was it and was it an item you featured or just a random item?
Well done though and if anyone is planning to buy a laptop or anything else over $100 please could you go to Amazon through one of my hubs - thank you!
That is great news, congratulations. I have had several items between $300-$500 recently and they have really helped to bump up my earnings.
A quick question on Amazon (if you don't mind briefly hijacking the thread) - how can I tell which hub produced the referral? I can't seem to find that information anywhere, but would sure like to know which hubs are performing.
There is no way of doing this, although all you really need to concern yourself with is the items that you actively promote. Any non-related sales are just a bonus in my opinion.
I agree, although I have some "semi related" items sold. I'm still new enough at Amazon sales that I don't really know how to write a good hub for them, and sometimes have 2 or more hubs that might have produced an Amazon click that resulted in one of the related, but not promoted, items.
For instance, I sold a telephone and 2 headsets. I promoted the phone but not the headsets - perhaps I should re-write to include them as they were obviously related and purchased at the same time. But which hub did the click through come from?
Oh well, if there's no way, there's no way. Thanks, Ryan, for the answer.
Remember that once a reader has clicked through an Amazon capsule, that is likely to be the last that you ever see of them. The Amazon screen replaces the Hubpages screen, it doesn't open in a new window.
With that in mind, I would not include the headsets on your hubpage. Don't let the phone escape their mind, keep them focused on the phone at all times - sometimes making people realise the true cost of the purchase (covers, car chargers, headsets, etc) can put them off....
Amazon does a great job of putting related products straight under the noses of the consumer, with the 'often purchased with' or '50% of people buy this instead' etc etc.
I would suggest keeping that page focused on the phone. Let Amazon do the rest. Instead, write a second hubpage selling headsets for a particular model or brand of phone... and target the many people who buy a phone, and then realise that they are going to need to buy some extra stuff...
A good example of this is Inkjet printers. People buy them for $30 thinking that they have got themselves a bargain. Only once they have used up that free injket cartridge do they realise that they are going to need to spend $20 to buy a new one, and that buying a Laser jet would have made much greater financial sense. For that reason, you never state the price of a refill when selling a printer
Just my 2 cents anyway. Just remember, one Amazon click, thats normally what you get. People dont get blown away by headsets, they simply perform a generic function.... but people can get blown away by the features of a phone when they suddenly start to get embarresed about their old brick...
Really happy for you and hope the succses continues for you.
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