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Finally, my first Amazon sale

  1. Peter Owen profile image60
    Peter Owenposted 5 years ago

    I just got my first sale, a biggie at $.40

    Question - I just happened to go into Earnings and saw the purchase. doesn't amazon send an email when a purchase has been made?

    1. Balinese profile image61
      Balineseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      congrat-  i dont made sale yet smile))))

    2. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, Peter, here's to many more!

    3. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well done Peter, here's to plenty more.

      1. Peter Owen profile image60
        Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thx Brian - now to figure out how to get a steady stream of Amazon income.

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      Suramya.Kposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratz Peter, I'm still working on referring my first sale. I'm somewhat disappointed by the commission you got. How many items did you refer? And can we know what were that?

      1. Peter Owen profile image60
        Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hub was about Hiding Assets during Divorce. The amazon sale was for a short book on Hiding assets in divorce. I usually limit the number of Amazon items to 3 or so per hub.
        I'm not disappointed by the amount of commission. What I am after is how to write hubs better and include amazon so that more people buy. I'm after quantity at this point, not quality of purchases

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          Suramya.Kposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          "I'm after quantity at this point, not quality of purchases", I didn't get this. Do you want to say that you want to refer more and increase your commission rate??

          1. WryLilt profile image86
            WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Basically the more items you sell, the more chance you have of selling an item with a bigger price tag.

          2. Peter Owen profile image60
            Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            what am after is a better formula for getting more sales, and I'll  worry about increasng the amounts later.

            1. WryLilt profile image86
              WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Sales hubs, sales hubs, review hubs, sales hubs. big_smile

              1. Peter Owen profile image60
                Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah - I got that out of your hub. Considering new subjects now.
                thx.

  2. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    many congratulations, i love to hear good news.,

  3. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I think I sold seven items (in one sale) in my first six months here.

    No, you don't get an email. smile Since many people sell dozens of items each day, I think an email for each sale would get quite annoying. Instead you get an email at the end of each month, letting you know if you've reached payout or whether it's rolling over to the next month.

    1. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      thx Wry

  4. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    Oh yeah how annoying would that be, to get an e.mail to tell you every five seconds, you have sold an item..... I would be so annoyed.... not.... big_smile

    1. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'll worry about that when I get a sale every 5 seconds.

    2. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Joy, Amazon sales only update every 24 hours so you wouldn't be getting an email every five seconds no matter how many items you sold. smile

  5. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    me too, nice to see you it's ages since i read some of your hubs about your dog, i could have been Poet Lorraine then.....  i am glad you have found success at last, always woth the wait.

  6. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    Great news! Congratulations on the sale - here's to many more!

  7. Peter Owen profile image60
    Peter Owenposted 5 years ago

    thx everyone.
    Do amazon sales seem to do better in particular types of hubs, such as How To hubs where there are exact related amazon products?

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'd recommend you read my guide on how to create Amazon sales hubs. smile

      1. Peter Owen profile image60
        Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I did - good stuff.

  8. Rosie2010 profile image83
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Peter!  I'm happy for you.  My Amazon complete died in April, no sales, nada, zip.  Same in May until 2 days ago.  Congrats again and wish you more Amazon sales.

    1. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      thx Rosie

  9. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    Glad to see someone is getting Amazon sales.  Know I haven't been here long, but haven't gotten a single one...sigh.  Congratulations and hope you have many more!

    1. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It took me 4 months, and on a hub I didn't think would produce anything.

    2. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are you still here DIY thought you were off to hibernation or somewhere else. So glad if you changed your mind, must have been that handsome picture of me that changed your mind.smile

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm in limbo.  But the reappearance of a certain hubber here is a big factor in my wanting to leave.

        Although the hat and dark glasses are a definite draw, Brian. wink

        1. Peter Owen profile image60
          Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I would never let on hubber cause me to leave. Don't know what the problem is but you can find a different solution.

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          writeronlineposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Don't go DIY! I copped an unwarranted serve yesterday that really made me think "What the ....?". But then I read the guy's profile, (perhaps if he'd had the wit to read mine, he MAY not have been so rude, dismissive and gratuitously insulting) and realised he's likely another one of those "be whatever  you like, just by saying so" types, who mouth off indiscriminately, behind their online anonymity, yet proclaim all kinds of superior personal qualities, blah blah blah

          Upset enough to toss it in, and avoid the abuse? I thought about it, but I'm over it. I decided I want to go on exchanging comments and views with real contributors like you. So, again, please don't go. Your hubber friends need you.

          1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
            DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            WOL, you warm my heart.  You and others like you are the reason why I haven't already thrown in the towel here. smile

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            JacksBlogsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I enjoy fishing for that abuse.  I like controversial topics and am not even always serious.  I wish I had more angry replies and attacks.  That would be fun.  I'm not sure what "copped and unwarranted serve" means but don't let it get you down.  Tranquilo  as we used to say all the time in the Dominican Republic.

  10. PaulGoodman67 profile image91
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    Congrats, Peter!  :-)

    Amazon tell you when there's been a sale, but your money isn't confirmed until the item is shipped, which can take a couple of extra days.

    I made an early Amazon sale, when I joined, then had a long patch of not selling anything in Hubpages or Blogger.  Recently I have made a few sales in quick succession, but generally for low amounts (someone bought a 99 cent mp3 which netted me 4 cents!).  The good thing is that I am not far off achieving the threshold for getting my cut raised to 6%, three more sales should do it.

    1. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Paul
      I think I need to spend a bunch of time analyzing exactly what products Amazon sells other than books. This might then lead me to focusing my hubs better.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I can honestly that that there's almost nothing Amazon DOESN'T sell. It sells food products (from various countries), clothing, jewellery, baby items, power tools, you name it they've got it!

  11. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    I believe that amazon sends a monthly report when your account goes active - but I've not seen a setting that will allow any of us to get an e mail whenever something is purchased.

    I might have missed something - it happens more often than I like.

    $40 on one purchase?  That's awesome, Sir!  I've had several purchases. . . .but the total of all of them brings me to slightly less than you on your first sale, or customer purchase.

    Of course I have ten thousand dollar guitars for sale. . .maybe someday I'll hit on one of those. . .LOL!

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It was 40c smile

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL@Me!  See, I miss things . . . .all the time.  It's still exciting when the amazon account goes active.

        At one point I'd decided to do away with amazon ads, and started deleting them.  Next thing I knew YOU had published something about them being UNDER rated, and I thought "wtf?"

        Of course if they do take off, or if one of us makes a sale - amazon gives us more potential than anything else.  It's like swinging for the fences, or something.  We might as well think positive and go for it.

    2. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      maybe next year it will be $40.00.
      The first was $.40 or 40 cents.
      But I'll take it

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Swing for the fences!  It was over a year after I'd joined this site before my amazon account went active. . . .nobody hits a home run trying to bunt.

        1. Peter Owen profile image60
          Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          true, but a lot of bunts can win the game.

  12. downpourofwords profile image60
    downpourofwordsposted 5 years ago

    Congrats. I too have setup Amazon advertising on my hubs but I have had few clicks as of now, no purchases. Hope to see some soon.

    1. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wrylilt post above has the answer.

  13. Oettinger profile image61
    Oettingerposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations

    1. Peter Owen profile image60
      Peter Owenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thx Oettinger.
      When will we see your first Hub?? Don't be bashful or a perfectionist.

  14. seamist profile image81
    seamistposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Continue to learn, be persistant, rinse and repeat, and it will continue to grow.

 
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