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eBay Affiliate Sign Up

  1. mdlawyer profile image60
    mdlawyerposted 6 years ago

    I signed up here 8 months ago. Then I looked for signing up for eBay. But Hubpages showed and is still showing this message "eBay has changed the terms of their affiliate program, and is not  currently approving applications of people that do not operate a site on their own domain. If you have an approved ePN account you can use it on HubPages. If you do not have an ePN account, you are very unlikely to be approved by applying using your presence on HubPages. If you have a site on a domain that you own, we'd suggest applying using that site." 

    But I find hubbers who joined after me showing eBay adverts on their hubs. Are they using their own ePN account codes independent of Hubpages.  What is the current position as to the eBay affiliate program?  Please help.  Thanks.

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You already answered your own question with the quoted statement from the FAQ...

    2. tritrain profile image75
      tritrainposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They have their own site and were accepted.

      **Having your own site does NOT mean that you will be automatically accepted to the ePN**

      1. livewithrichard profile image84
        livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Correct! You need your own self hosted website that generates a fair amount of traffic. When you build your site and your traffic reaches 400 - 500 visits per day then go back and apply to the EPN.

  2. mdlawyer profile image60
    mdlawyerposted 6 years ago

    Thank you relache and tritrain

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    Donna Ferrierposted 6 years ago

    Ok, so then my question is, if we have a site that generates enough traffic and that we might be approved for the ePN, can we then use that ePN on HubPages or does it have to be used on the site we applied under?

    Peace,
    Donna

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You can then use it here on HP.  I didn't have an EPN account when the changes went into effect well over a year ago. But I created my own sites and worked on the traffic and was eventually accepted to the EPN around my 7th month here.

  4. mdlawyer profile image60
    mdlawyerposted 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for the detailed info.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    From what I have been reading on these forums, ebay may not be a "partner" you can depend on... I could be wrong... smile

    Edit: In other words, if you wish to proceed; don’t commit too much time or money towards them at first.

    1. skyfire profile image73
      skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto.

  6. mdlawyer profile image60
    mdlawyerposted 6 years ago

    Which is better, Amazon or eBay? Please advise.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I’m not thrilled with either of them, but at least Amazon won’t dump you on a moments notice; leastwise they don’t appear to be doing that yet. Opinions may vary…

      Many posts say you need a 100 amazon ad clicks to get 1 amazon sale. So, if you need 100 views to get 1 ad click, and then 100 ad clicks to get 1 sale…

      Google AdSense on the other hand: 100 views to get the 1 ad click; your renenue is already accomplished.

      edit: Needless to say, there can be a significant variance on the CTR depending on your hub’s subject matter.

      1. Toni Meneses profile image60
        Toni Menesesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Just curious, I got turned down by Google Adsense for  the reason of "Unaccepted Site Content"  so if Google Adsense didn't approve me then I don't have any chance of earning?

        What is the right kind of content to write about to be accepted by Google Adsense?

        Please bear with me. i felt down about the result and having a sideline or another way of earning  means so much to me.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, you need Adsense to earn money on HubPages - you can do well with Amazon but you have to write very product-focussed Hubs.

          You probably got a standard reply from Google, it doesn't mean your content isn't good.   It's just that anyone from the Philippines must wait 6 months before applying for Adsense, it's a Google rule.  They've had too many spammers from that part of the world, and I guess they want to be sure you're serious before they'll consider you.

          That's not a huge problem - even for those who do get accepted, it takes several months before your Hubs start earning anything, anyway.  It's like they have to mature first!

          So my advice would be, spend the next six months learning about Hubbing and writing good Hubs.  Start a blog and learn about blogging. Then when you re-apply in six months, you'll have an impressive body of work to offer them, and you'll get accepted for sure.  And your content will be in a great position to start earning immediately.

      2. thisisoli profile image64
        thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        that is an incredibly low estimated CTR for Amazon.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It depends what you're trying to sell.  The main downside with Amazon is that it's a short cookie, so you need your readers to click on the ad and buy something immediately, otherwise you get no commission.  Whereas eBay has a longer cookie, so even if the reader clicks on the ad then goes away to think about it for a few days before buying, you'll still get your money.

  7. mdlawyer profile image60
    mdlawyerposted 6 years ago

    Thank you paradigmsearch and Marisa Right for your benign advices.

    I gather from paradigmsearch's reflection that on an average 10,000 views are needed to generate a sale under Amazon.

    @ paradigmsearch "I’m not thrilled with either of them, but at least Amazon won’t dump you on a moments notice; leastwise they don’t appear to be doing that yet. Opinions may vary…" Does it imply that eBay is ban-happy? Is it because of violation of terms such as Content Policy?  If I sound too searchig, I may am sorry.  Thanks.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There have been postings saying that ebay is closing all non-high-revenue-producing accounts.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It's still not clear whether that's true.  I certainly hope it's not or I'm in the firing line.

    2. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It depends what you write. When I had just informational hubs, it took me about 40,000 views to get a sale.

      Now that I have 70 product hubs, getting about 150 views across all of them, I often get between 1-3 sales a day.

      If you're aiming at people who aren't in the buying mood, you're never going to sell.

  8. CYBERSUPE profile image61
    CYBERSUPEposted 6 years ago

    Many Thanks Marisa, I was not aware of the short cookie at Amazon. What a bummer!

  9. mdlawyer profile image60
    mdlawyerposted 6 years ago

    Thank you for the update

  10. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Imho, I thought both of your hubs were of high quality.

    The only reason I can think of for them turning you down is that you just need to have more of them. smile

  11. investinginvest profile image62
    investinginvestposted 6 years ago

    I have a self hosted blog but could not upload the code they gave to me as i am used to copying and pasting my wordpressed content onto the blog.

    is there any way around this? or must i make an html page that ends with .txt like they required.

    I have already created a page using my normal method of copying and pasting but did not get any response from ebay as to whether i am accepted or not.

    The only message i got after doing this was a repeat of the one sent to me when i initially applied to them.

    Could this mean that i have been approved?

 
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