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I got an order with amazon after nine months of effort!

  1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    Oh what a wonderful morning. As usual this morning I checked my adsense earnings which were up! but then I checked amazon- all i have ever had is clicks and there it was.... someone has ordered something.... I know it has to be delivered and I know it could be returned and I know I will have to have a lot of sales to get paid as I live in the UK and bank charges are high, but the point is " I DID IT" yipee!

    1. Myra Tylor profile image60
      Myra Tylorposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      congratulations to you

      1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
        CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Myra Tylor- it has really given my day a spin!

    2. albc profile image60
      albcposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulation, more chances to make Amazon sale if you write hub about product. I think the logic is 'people look for product review and then buy a good product'..

    3. Mikeydoes profile image79
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If it happens once it'll happen again, I say! Congrats, even though this is 9 days old!

  2. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations! The first order is always the sweetest. I'm in the UK too - set your payment threshold quite high to minimise the bank charges.  I set mine to $500 and passed this mark for the first time in November - so am eagerly awaiting my cheque. The effort and the wait are worth it!

  3. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    CMHypno- thanks, you are right it is so exciting! I think $500 will be about right, although it might take time to achieve, when you do get it, the sum is enough to make a big difference to that months income!

  4. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    Hi Case1worker! And congratulations!
    I'd had a (very, very) few sales on Amazon since I joined, but nothing that has made me feel it's really worthwhile, and this morning I've just looked to see I have 3 orders at once. I had two at once just over a week ago as well. Isn't it strange?
    I think I'll start taking Amazon a little more seriously, and put more of their ads on my Hubs.
    Btw; my Google is down since about 4 days.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am so glad to hear that you are doing well with Amazon- like everything sometimes it is up and sometimes down but I have felt so "buzzed" all day

      1. camlo profile image84
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes. Waking up to that was a good, positive start to the day.

  5. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Yay!! Here's to many more!

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Habee- thanks so much

  6. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Amazon - What a January!!!

    For the first time ever, have made my usual monthly revenue in the first 5 days of the month.

    Now to put this into perspective, it had taken me over 3 months until I started getting revenue from Amazon through my Hubs, months 4,5, & 6 I sold one item each month, not even enough to buy one, single take away coffee.

    November 2010 and December 2010 were awesome months and the start of this month is getting exciting just about everyday.

    But, this may also come up a stopper and I may not get more sales for weeks, such is the fickleness of the consumer.

    Yet, worldwide online sales are ever increasing and they will keep up like that for who knows how long.

    You may also find that it will take some time until you start to generate some sales from Amazon. Give it a try, I would hate to see any Hubbers missing out on extra revenue if one thinks 'Amazon is not my thing'.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree "give it a try" it took me much longer than you but that is probably because i have only a few sales hubs. I would advise anyone to try amazon

  7. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago

    congrats-onwards and upwards smile

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thankyou Brian- the only way is up- ( i think that was a song title)

  8. viryabo profile image86
    viryaboposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations Case1. Feel free to be 'over the moon' with excitement. I was with my 1st Amazon sale after nearly a year's wait.smile

    I had given up on Amazon till Ryankett (from forum posts) made me realise i should give it a better shot. I did, and its really paying off.

    No one should give up on Amazon cos if i can make sales there, then anyone else can.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks viryabo- I can echo the feeling if anyone can, I can- with nearly ten months waiting the first is the sweetest

  9. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Fantastic Case - it's what makes this game of writing even more fun.  I do think that's where Shakespeare missed out - on codpiece merchandising, etc.  He could have made so much more of his efforts.

    Seriously, brilliant and now you will be back to checking the damn thing every 30 minutes.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Mark- what an idea for a hub for you- marketing in the time of shakespeare- naturally it would require an enormous amount of research, but your the man to do it  or not do it-!

      Pity it does not update regulary I was planningto track the postman

  10. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    No point in checking Amazon multiple times Mark - it only updates once a day!

    Congrats, Case1 smile

    The first sale is special - the rest are just as exciting, so I hope you have many more.

    Oh and by the way, to all UK hubbers, you might want to consider getting an Amazon.uk affiliate. I had one for about a year but didn't know I could insert a link to them in my hubs. Thanks to susana.s I learned how late November and have since had over 25 sales from them.

    In fact anyone here can do that. I noticed that google.co.uk sent me the most traffic outside of google.com and hubpages so thought it worth a try.

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      IzzyM - do you remember the link SusanaS sent you with that information- I only have .com account with amazon as that is where most sales come from but I am interested in what you just said-thanks

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No I don't remember where it is - but it is simple.

        1. Join Amazon.co.uk affiliates.
        2. When signed in, find a page of products you are promoting.
        3. Click on Link to this Page (on the top left)
        4. In the box that opens, choose text link, and type in what words you want the link to say.
        5. Copy html
        6. Open a text box in Hubpages while in edit mode.
        7. Click on the html icon (top left)
        8. Paste the code you got from Amazon.co.uk
        9. Click on 'Clean up html' button.
        10. Highlight the words that appear in your text box and enlarge.
        11. Click save.

        All done smile

        1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
          BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          cheers Izzy smile

        2. Pat Abbott profile image68
          Pat Abbottposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'm new here and was searching for this information - really useful so thank you IzzyM.

          Just wondering - is it permissable to click on your own Amazon links, to check them? I know adsense forbids it but surely with Amazon you aren't making any money unless you order?

    2. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Izzy

      I am researching this later on today as I am sure a lot of Brits read my hubs as some are really UK based- i will also take a look at yours to see where the ads are placed

  11. evvy_09 profile image86
    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    Wow congratulations!  I've had 3 orders...but they were my own.  Still that counts right?

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No that's against Amazon TOS, oddly enough. They will take the commission back off you I believe.

      1. evvy_09 profile image86
        evvy_09posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I can't purchase through my associates links but I can purchase items for myself.  I bought something for my use and 2 christmas gifts.  No money made back so no TOS violation. 
        And it was a joke smile

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry, Evvy - this is the problem with the net - it is easy to misinterpret.

    2. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi evvy 09
      I didnt think you could order through your own links- i might be wrong but i would check the terms of service-

      1. evvy_09 profile image86
        evvy_09posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Joke, joke, joke
        I checked before I bought anything too.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey evvy, I don't think you should click on your own links,  might get into trouble.

          1. evvy_09 profile image86
            evvy_09posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks I didnt know that..... big_smile

  12. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    I managed to follow izzys instructions and get an amazon uk link in- so have a go any UK hubbers

  13. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    nice! it's always exciting to see that first one. more will follow!

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks rebekahELLE- we are going out for  a meal to celebrate! ( any more sales and I will be grossly over weight and my hubby will be broke!)

  14. europewalker profile image80
    europewalkerposted 6 years ago

    Congrats, good luck with more sales.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks europewalker- a great day today with a sale and also mastering (?) amazon uk

      1. albc profile image60
        albcposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulation, more chances to make Amazon sale if you write hub about product.

        I think the logic is 'you write about product and visitors would buy if they like the product'.

        If one writes short story or experience then the visitors are not potential buyer so less posibility of Amazon sales..

        1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
          CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          thanks albc- I think you are right, but I seem only to be able to write about what interests me- hence my "sales" hubs are usually something that we have tried and tested at home or I have seen and wanted whilst out shopping

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    Bilaltahir4posted 6 years ago

    congrats on this achievement.
    Best of luck for future as well.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, just read your hub on the call centre- keep on writing I am sure it will be good for you

  16. jeri741 profile image61
    jeri741posted 6 years ago

    congrats

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks jeri741- good luck with your writing

 
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