The thread title should say AMAZON. How embarressing. I conquered AdSense long ago, and recieve a good whack from them every month.
It is 4am here, my brain is frazzled. Goodness, my street cred just got severely damaged!
I set my threshold to $1000, I have met that again so should get another in two months.
It has been a long time coming, but I got there in the end. After tax I will be left with $974.
It is going to be spent like this:
$500 Pension. $400 Cheap netbook for being lazy on the sofa. $74 P2P Lending
It should now be 2 months until I recieve my next cheque.... for $1800+
Happy days, with a lot of hard work and perserverance, a lot of patience, waiting for the right hubs to mature over a period of many months, and a keen eye for products, Amazon can provide a very good income source.
Anybody who doesn't use it, all I can really say is that I made $30 on Amazon in the first 6 months. It is a game of patience, perseverance, hard work.
Congratulations ryankett! That's wonderful!!! I am fairly new to HubPages-just joined 4 months ago and although I would like to earn money in HubPages, I really don't have a clue how to do it, yet. I'll probably look into it in the next few months after school/work is over:-). Thank you very much for sharing your success. It sounds very encouraging and may 2011 bring you much prosperity!!:-)
It was necessary to set a high threshold, as the cheque arrives in dollars. It then costs me about £10 ($15/$16) to cash the cheque at a UK bank. So a $25 cheque would have left me with $9 or $10!
So, I decided to minimise the amount that banks make out of me and cash out $1000 at a time. As opposed to, say, $250 at a time. That is the difference between my bank potentially taking 6% of my earnings instead of 1.5% of my earnings. I hate banks with a passion, if it wasn't for them I wouldn't even be doing all this, as their would still be good jobs in real offline life!
I think thats a good principle to have though, as little reliance on banks as possible, rip off merchants!
My return to the forums is a temporary thing, prob two weeks, maybe four weeks maximum. This place isn't good for me, I get suckered in, but its a nice to be able to post for a bit whilst I recover from Xmas!
WOW Ryankett. Nice to have you back on the forums and to hear your WONDERFUL news. Congratulations. You've worked hard and been able to identify products and promote them in a way that generates income for you.
Enjoy the fruits of your hard work on the couch (no doubt coming up with more great ideas!) with your new purchase
sounds like you have it figured out for the biggest profit. good for you. very inspiring. as for the forums, did you know about edweirdo's forum filter? if you have firefox, you can check only the forums you want to see, it's a wonderful thing.
anyway, enjoy and yeah, it's nice to relax with the laptop!
It was you posting about setting the level to $1000 that inspired me to set mine at the same level. I, too, hate banks with a vengeance and here in Spain they'd have taken a sizeable whack of my earnings too.
I reached payout in December, but I don't expect to see the cheque before the end of February (and the banks in Spain take 28 days to cash a foreign cheque!)
They take .06% or €15, whichever is the larger figure, so I'd worked out before that I should really set my payout to $2,500 to take maximum advantage, but I couldn't wait that long!
I am happy to have my first 100 dollar check at the amazon. However no worries due to taxes as I am in India. However I am looking forward to reaching greater heights. Congrats Ryan you are my inspiration always!
well done, glad to see you back! the forums can be a bit absorbing though....
had two sales with amazon this week after a nine month wait so will set the threshold to $500, $1000 may be too long to wait! I guess you could set it at $500 and then change it for subsequent cheques?
Â£62.30 deposited directly into my bank account! It's taken a while to get there, 10 months to be exact - and mostly from my Blog, not much from Hubpages yet (but I have only written 13 hubs so far, so...