I'm about two weeks into this whole hub pages thing. I was just wondering how much income you more experienced hubbers receive from amazon compared to AdPages and eBay.
I don't know if I count as "more experienced hubber" but I made more money around Xmas time from Amazon modules, but most of the year my money came from adsense. Right now, I'm making more on Hubpages Ad Program than I ever did on adsense. I've never used eBay.
If you don't already have an eBay account, you won't be able to get one for HubPages. They only give accounts to website owners, and even then they're fussy. If you have a website and can get approved for that, you can then use it on HP.
Most Hubbers will tell you that Adsense and HP Ads far outperform their Amazon sales. Amazon has a 1-day cookie so you ONLY get paid if someone actually buys on the day - whereas on Adsense and HP Ads, it doesn't matter whether they buy, they only have to click.
We've had some very experienced Amazon "specialists" on HP in the past (they've moved on to their own sites now). They would tell you not to add an Amazon capsule unless you can find a product you can imagine your reader itching to buy after reading your Hub.
That's because you will always have readers who are browsing around out of curiosity. You don't want them to be tempted by the pretty colored Amazon ad (because they won't buy anything). You want them to be tempted by the pretty colored Adsense ad, which will pay you for the click!
Note that you can't be a member of the HP Ads program until you've got an Adsense account - but as you're in America, you shouldn't have any trouble getting an Adsense account.
I've never made a dime on EBay, but I've heard of a lot of success stories on here with it. I'm biased though, I used to do a lot with EBay years ago and ended up having problems, so I never went back.
As Garrett said, during the holiday season most of my money from HP came from Amazon. Last August, I created a different account just for Amazon promotions, and it went over very well. With HP's new rules, I'm not sure how the results will be this year though.
If you time it right, Amazon can be a big earner. For example, I ran some science-kit type stuff a little more than a month before most science fairs were held across the country. I was able to get a few sales that way.. only problem with Amazon is this: Many times the products have a certain amount of shelf-life before they're obsolete. This can make marketing towards some niche markets difficult. I prefer to showcase products or write articles that will withstand the test of time. It seems that these always do better in the long run anyway.
Off season, typically I do well with Google AdSense. While it's not enough to buy a new car or anything, it's certainly nice to have a few extra bucks every now and then. Usually, I spend more time promoting my articles than writing them, so that ensures a constant ROI. The articles I post here are basically rejects from my RL job, so even though they wern't accepted for publication, I still earn small residuals from them.
And again, I agree with Garrett - it seems that lately I've been earning a lot more from the HubPages Ad Program than from AdSense.
Just remember, two weeks isn't a lot of time when it comes to writing online. One of my top producing hubs took nearly seven months to see a good income. At the same time, one of the first hubs I wrote took off like wildfire after it was published for the first month. Just remember to have patience, it's well worth it.
I wish you the best!
If you're just starting out, I'd go with Amazon to begin with. It's easier to get a Amazon account.
I think it depends on your niche and on how well you can or can't write a targeted sales hub.
If you know your subject well and can find products in Amazon directly related to what your writing about you can and will make money.
You must do your research first and be able to write for the person looking to buy, once you can do this, you will make money.
I agree with Marissa who said don't bother adding a Amazon product to an Adsense/Hpads type article, you are wasting your time.
There is a certain technique to writing sales, it takes time to learn, this is why some people mainly stay with Adsense/Hpads.
My best advice is to write for adsense/Hpads money or Amazon sales, don't try to intermix them and you could do well with one or the other.
Thank you all for great responses. I'm impressed by the Hubpages community honestly.
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