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Amazon Affiliate Program: How I Made 93 Sales in One Day

Updated on January 1, 2013
Proof of 93 Amazon Sales in One Day
Proof of 93 Amazon Sales in One Day

Broke a Personal Record on Amazon Sales April 2012

On April 18, 2012 I was shocked and delighted to find 93 Amazon sales on my dashboard! I can't explain how excited I was because there aren't any words. To think that someone can go to sleep and wake up to sales like this is crazy. To know that there are affiliate marketers that make sales like this in hours motivates me to continue building more HubPages, Squidoo lenses and links. I'm going to share a few things that I have learned along the way because I like helping others succeed.

What Amazon products are the most profitable?

The products that will sell the best are the ones you can really share well. Don't know what I mean? You know when you're talking to a friend and they complain about their shoes because their feet hurt. You tell them about the gel inserts you bought that make your feet feel like you're walking on a cloud. They go buy the inserts, come back and thank you. Why? Those inserts really helped their feet. Those products that have really helped you, your friends and family can be very profitable for you. Share your honest reviews, tell your story and provide a link. People will buy from you if they believe you.

Should I concentrate on high priced or low priced Amazon affiliate products?

In the beginning, I only created sites on high priced tickets items. There were two problems with that plan.

  1. high competition for the keywords
  2. less sales meant my commission tier was 4%

I couldn't understand why people would bother making hubs or lenses on products that cost $1.00! Why would I invest so much time for little profit.

Here's what I learned. There are more sales with lower priced items, which brings your commission tier up! Let me explain it like this. You make a hub about sillybandz. They cost 99 cents. Someone goes on your site and buys 10. Your tier just went up to the next level. So, when you sell that $399.99 toy, your commission will be 6% instead of 4%. Cool, huh? Don't be afraid to make hubs or lenses on low priced hot items!

How can I make more Amazon sales from each customer?

The simple answer to this is add ons. You know when you go to Toys R Us and during the checkout they offer you a warranty for your product? Remember how they ask if you need batteries? Those are add ons. When you create hubs, offer other things that go along with the product you are reviewing. For example, you write about a game console. Also write about the wireless controller, rechargeable battery pack and the carrying case. Chances are the customer will think, "I better get the batteries now." or "I can really use the wireless controllers too."

Always remember, targeted traffic comes from search engines. People that are shopping for specific products will come from Google, Yahoo or Bing. Be sure to build a lot of links from a variety of sources to help you rank better on most search engine results. For more help on link building, read my other hubs. I haven't held back any secrets. I'm not selling anything. Just read the hubs, take action, rinse and repeat.

Good luck and be sure to come back and share your results! I hope you found this information useful. Please, take the time to rate this hub and share it with your friends and family by email or your favorite social media site. Thanks in advance!

Affiliate Marketing Handbook Must Have How To by Rosalind Gardner

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      srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      supermom-in-ny, thanks for the tips. I started it sometimes back but could not do much. I hope your descriptions helps me out.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Very useful and informative hubs, Thank you for sharing.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I certainly haven't sold a thing on Amazon sales and this hub says it all so correct and useful thanks

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @sallybea You are very welcome. I hope it helps you increase your amazon earnings. Thanks for taking the time to comment. :)

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      This Hub gives some great ideas on how to use Amazon Ads more effectively. I have made a few sales on Amazon but I now realize that I could do a lot better if I put some of your advice into action. Thank you so much for sharing this. Voted up.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @IntroduceCroatia You are very welcome! Thanks for participating in the conversation. ;)

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      Ante Rajic 4 years ago from Croatia

      Great info, really motivated me. Thanks :))

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @whoisbid 93 sales is a lot. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to duplicate it. The good news is that I'm not giving up! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @petertebin Thanks! Hope you found it useful.

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      whoisbid 4 years ago

      93 is a lot. Well done!

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      petertebin 5 years ago from Maryland

      Great Information!

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      mismazda 5 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Ok....I will :)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @mismazda Thanks for the vote! Be sure to come back and share your results. ;)

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      mismazda 5 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Voted up and useful....I need all the tips I can get..thanks...

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @zsobig Thanks for your vote! ;)

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      Sophie 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Incredibly useful tips, thank you for sharing - I will surely use your advices and ideas in the future when I write my hubs.

      Voted up!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Supermom, yes, this inspires me more. it helps a lot.. i even created a website for amazon only, but still made 0 earnings :)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @unknown spy I know exactly what you mean. It took me several years to learn how to get monthly payments from Amazon. I hope this hub helped. Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Lipnancy I guess most customers don't mind spending $300. on several low priced items than on one high priced purchase. Whatever the reason, it's good news for us! Thanks for the vote and the share! ;)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow! that was way cool!I never made a sale thru amazon affiliate :)

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      You know in my online jewelry / metaphysical business, I also found that selling more items at a lower price seems to be more profitable. Thanks for the advice. Voted Up and Shared

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @George looney. All the ads here are split with hubpages. Perhaps you are seeing their affiliate ID instead of your own. Just make sure you put your affiliate ID in the appropriate slot and check your amazon clicks on your amazon associate site. You should see some impressions and / or clicks there. Good luck! ;)

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      george looney 5 years ago

      I just signed as amazon affiliate, but the links to the amazon ads in my hub doesn't seem to be right. Very informative and helpful.

      http://georgelooney.hubpages.com/

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @alocsin I tried to make the image clickable, but it won't let me. I can't figure out why. I didn't have a problem with any of the hubs I wrote before this one. Thanks for the vote. ;)

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Congratulations -- I don't think all my hubs in the many years I've been here have sold that many Amazon items. But is there any way you can enlarge the graphics? I couldn't see any of the figures because the picture was unclickable. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @urmilashukla23 Everyone can make sales from Amazon or any affiliate network. What you need is search engine traffic. I wrote a couple of hubs about it the importance of ranking and search engines. Understanding the whole process is key to learning how to make money online. Good luck! ;)

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Wow! Sale from Amazon. Good for you. Very informative and useful hub. Shared and voted up!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @maheshpatwal You are very welcome. Hope it translates into sales for you! Thanks for your participation. ;)

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      maheshpatwal 5 years ago from MUMBAI

      Supermom very informative hubs for novice like me on how to increase sales from Amazon programme. Never knew that listing of small price products on your hubs can give great returns. Thanks for sharing the secret..

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @TomRy Doesn't it?! I love to figure out why affiliate marketers do the things they do...

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! ;)

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      TomRy 5 years ago from USA

      Great information, it now makes better sense to market cheaper items.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @lhale I didn't mind making money with Amazon because I was earning a full time income online using other sites. It took me some time to figure it out. There isn't a lot of info on making money with Amazon as there is with Adsense. Good luck and don't give up. Perseverance is key to making money online. :)

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      lhale 5 years ago from Georgia

      Your use of "years" really bothers me! I don't think I can last that long. But I will take your info and try. So far no one has clicked on anything I have.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @BJC Well THANK YOU! You made my night. ;)

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      BJC 5 years ago from Florida

      You are nothing short of amazing!!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @zichii Don't give up! It took me years to make enough to get a payout from amazon. When I first started, the minimum was $100.00 for payout. Years later, it changed to $10.00. Yes, it took me a few years to earn $10. because I got frustrated and took the amazon banners off my blogs. I finally figured it out and started making daily sales through my lenses. Now I get sales through hubs too and receive monthly payouts. Good luck!

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      zichii 5 years ago from Philippines

      Amazing hub! I'm new in this whole writing stuff. I have a few blogs and a few hubs here on hubpages. I really want to try affiliate marketing because I know that the rewards are great. Sadly, I haven't had any sale yet but I know that I'll succeed in the end. Thanks for this helpful hub. It surely inspired me.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Kalux You are very welcome! Thanks for participating. ;)

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      Kalux 5 years ago from Canada

      It's nice to not only gain useful information but also inspiration to keep on trying. Thanks so much!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Mommiegee Thanks. Glad you found it useful! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @naimishika Thanks for commenting! I wish you success as well. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @teachermum1967 It took me several years to figure Amazon out. Follow the tips and you should make some sales. Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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      Mommiegee 5 years ago from Alabama

      Awesome advice!

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      teachermum1967 5 years ago

      Will look into the valuable information and tips you've shared. I try to promote amazon products on my websites and blogs but haven't had any success yet. Will be trying out some of your tips, thanks for sharing this information. Voted up!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Dawnrichard Thanks for the comment and the vote. You are 100% right. Choosing the right title and keywords increases search engine traffic, which improves sales. ;)

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      Dawnrichard 5 years ago

      Congratulations @supermom for the achievement. Really nice tips and well written. As i know Title tag and keywords are playing the major role for this achievement. Google loves it.

      Thanks again for the hub. Voted up

      Dawnrichard

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @GirlsTalk Thanks. That made my day! Sometimes I feel like no one is out there, since there is little interaction over there. People are more reserved about commenting. Feel free to ask questions about any of the sites. I can always write a hub to explain it. Good luck and keep me posted on your progress! ;)

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      sharon 5 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      Hi thanks so much for sharing your experience in this post. It's so awesome to find someone with as much experience as you and who shares it all no holding back. I found your hubs from your blogger site www.gettingoutofdebt.info and I have followed you on twitter as well as your hubs. You have inspired me to keep working at it, with a knowing that with the advice of people like you, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel, eventually.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @kjrzeek1 I'm glad that it helped. Thanks for taking the time to comment. ;)

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      kjrzeek1 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Wow, great information. I am new to Hubpages and everything helps!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @inevitablesecrets Glad to hear that. Thanks for taking the time to participate. ;)

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      inevitablesecrets 5 years ago from California

      i just wanted to say thanks this was quite helpful.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @jasmith1 Remember, that if you achieved it once, you can do it again! Good luck. ;)

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      Adrian Smith 5 years ago from UK

      I've had a few amazon sales, so heartening to hear about your experiences. Onwards and upwards!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Turtlewoman Congrats on your sales! Don't you just love it?! ;)

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      Kim Lam 5 years ago from California

      Hi, thank you so much for sharing your experience and tips. I just made my first 4 sales last week from Amazon (all in one week...weird?) After reading this hub, I am now more pumped up! Thanks! :-)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @G Miah I think I'm doing pretty well considering I only have 9 products hubs. Be sure to come back and share your results.

      :)

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      Gous Ahmed 5 years ago from Muslim Nation

      I'll have to get myself into Amazon affiliate hubs more, didn't really test the water with them. Feeling confident after reading your hub!

      Thanks very much!!!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Eric Calderwood Hope you find the info useful. Thanks for the feedback.

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      Eric Calderwood 5 years ago from USA

      Great information. Thank you! Now that I'm following you I'll be looking at some of the other related hubs you've published.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Natashalh It took me years to earn my first Amazon payout because I didn't know what I was doing. Now I get payments every month. Once you learn how to write hubs and build lenses, you just rinse and repeat.

      ;)

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Years? Ok. Glad to know that! I will keep on keeping on, then.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Doc Wordinger I'm glad that you found it useful. Check out some of my other hubs that will show you how I get paid to blog, make money bookmarking and get paid to tweet!

      Good luck.

      ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Millionaire Tips I find that having a nice variety of lenses and hubs with a large range of priced items is the best way to go.

      Thanks for your feedback!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Rosie2010 Thanks. I hope the info helps you too!

      ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @viking305 Thanks for the info. I did the keyword research for several of my favorite shows and have been playing around with writing some hubs and lenses. I will give it a try after I finish the hubs I'm developing now.

      Thanks for the vote!

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      Doc Wordinger 5 years ago from Manchester, UK

      This hub shares some really interesting information about Amazon and has given me a few things to think about. I look forward to reading some more of your work Supermom, thanks.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      This is great information Supermom. Thanks for letting us in on the secret! I generally included small price items as well as big price items, but I thought they should be at $10 or above, unless they were ebooks since no one would be willing to pay for the shipping. I am definitely going to have to lower my target - and get rid of it entirely.

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      Rosie Rose 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Wow! Amazing! Congratulations, supermom! That is very impressive. I'm thrilled for you. Cheers!

      Have a nice day,

      Rosie

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Great advice here on how to optimize your chances of getting sales from Amazon. I have been very lax lately about my own Amazon hubs. I sell a lot of products around the holiday time especially toys and a few iPads and laptops.

      Then it usually goes dead except for the hubs I wrote with the intention of selling DVDs and Box sets from TV shows Doctor Who and Torchwood.

      So if any writers have a passion for a certain TV show then write a hub about it and sell those DVD Box Sets.

      I agree with you totally Supermom with the advice that if you show your enthusiasm for a product and are honest then it does show and people are more willing to buy.

      Thanks for SHARING. Up and Useful

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Natashalh I took me years to figure out how to make money with Amazon. I always did better with Adsense. Don't give up.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing! I've never even had a single person click on one of my Amazon items, so that many sales seems incredible to me.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @maggs224 You're welcome!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @internetgeek You are very welcome! Hope it helps you earn some money.

      ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @huntingintime Thank you! I will be sharing some more helpful information soon.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @brsmom68 Keep reading everything you can and applying what you learn. It took me several years to get my first payout for $10.00. Don't give up.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Austinstar I know what you mean! Someone bought (on ebay) a set of BMW rims from one of my lenses. If I remember correctly the lens was about bread machines. I was very grateful for the sale. I made a $35.00 commission because the BMW rims cost over $2500.00!

      ;)

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      Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      This is really interesting and inspirational. Thanks for sharing your advice and experience. Congrats and Thanks for sharing !

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      huntingintime 5 years ago from Kent,Washington

      Inspiration.Looking more from your side! #great

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      Diane Ziomek 5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      I have been an Amazon associate for some time now, but the only items I have sold so far are the Yo Yo makers (listed on my hub about yo-yo's). I will be re-reading this Hub to get the most out of marketing and selling Amazon products. Voted up, useful & pinned. Thank you!

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      Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Excellent advice. I need to keep this in mind when I write hubs.

      As for eBay, there is just no telling what people will buy there. Or Amazon either for that matter.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @tammyswallow

      Don't stop trying! Write hubs about products you use daily and explain what's so great about them. Just write as if you were talking to a good friend. It WILL work!

      Thanks for commenting..

      ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @wetnosedogs

      You are very welcome!

      ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @ziyena

      Thanks! Don't miss out on ebay. There are some great hubs on here written by a hubber that's earning $100s a month. I read it, took action and have been earning from clicks almost daily.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      Thanks for the vote and good luck! I will continue to share more info to help others earn some $$$!

      ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      That shows that you never know what people will buy. ;)

      Thanks for leaving a comment!

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      maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

      A very interesting and useful hub thanks for sharing this information :D

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @prairieprincess It took me 3 years to earn $10.00! I had no clue what I was doing. Then I read some advice, started making lenses and started earning monthly payouts. They aren't huge, but I'm working on it!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      That is very helpful information. I haven't sold a thing to amazon. Good for you!

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      This is a terrific, informative hub. Just what I needed. Thanks

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      ziyena 5 years ago from ... Somewhere Out There ...

      Well ... I'm so glad that someone is making money through Amazon! Unfortunately, I do not qualify since I live in the state of Colorado. I'm very disgruntled about this fact because I'm so missing out on full potential. Anyway - good for you my dear!

      Z

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Helpful and informative! I need all the help I can get! I will share this with my boyriend who will help me! voted up!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thanks again! This is great advice and I can tell you from the holiday hubs I've done - I had a similar experience. I had only embedded ads for silly stuff - as always:) lol. I really only use the amazon ads - if I want to show a kitchen utensil or a goofy item to add humor to my hub:) lol.

      Excellent hub! Voting up and sharing!

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Excellent advice! I am really wanting to make more at Amazon but haven't had much success so far. I like your advice about the add on's and also about making hubs on lower priced items. I will definitely be checking out your Amazon hubs, to see how you do it. Congratulations on the big sale, too!