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5 Tips to Increase Your Amazon Earnings on Hubages

Updated on September 25, 2011

Whether you are new to Hugpages (and if you are, head right over here to sign up and then come back) or are an old hand, there are a number of tricks that you can use to help boost your earnings on Hubpages from Amazon.

Before we get to the nitty gritty I just want to give a few reasons why I love Amazon

  • It is a really trusted brand. People know that if they buy something from Amazon they are not being scammed and can return it if it doesn't work
  • Amazon is really good at selling additional products. If you send someone to Amazon to buy a digital camera the odds are they will also buy a case, some memory and a spare battery for it. Send them to buy an iPad and they'll also get an iPad Messenger Bag.
  • Amazon has such a wide range that people often buy stuff through your links, even if they don't buy the product that you linked to. They might only be thinking about your product, but when they get to Amazon they remember they also wanted something else.

Tip 1: Don't be Shy About Linking High Up

When you are writing about a product, say Swiss Army Watches, don't be shy about linking to them high up on the page. A lot of people will want to read your thoughts and reviews. But many others will want to skip right on to the product. Get an Amazon module up at the top so it is one of the first things people see.

Tip 2: Put an Amazon Module at the Bottom

You need to give those people who do read all the way through your interesting article an opportunity to buy right away. Don't force them to scroll all the way back up to the top. They can just as easily hit the back button.

Tip 3: Write About and Link to Cheap Products Too

A lot of times people think that they want to link to amazon products but then think that there is no point linking to a $5 item because the commission on a sale will just be a few cents. The truth is that Amazon gives you a great incentive to sell more products by bumping up your commission rate as you sell more. It doesn't care if you sell 1 expensive television and then a whole bunch of pens for a few cents each. If those pens take you over the commission threshold, then you get bumped up to the higher rank and earn more on all your sales.

Tip 4: Think of Products that You Buy Online

Some things people love to buy online. Others they prefer to get in stores. I've found that smallish items priced under $100 are far more likely to sell than really big and expensive ones or ones that people have to try out before buying.

You can put a lot of work into the wrong field and you'll get almost no reward for it. Other things virtually sell themselves.

Tip 5: Keep it Real

A lot of people set out to sell stuff on the Internet and write garbage about products they've never even heard off. Write about stuff that you know about, preferably stuff that you use regularly and can give informed and useful opinions on. Point out the bad as well as the good. Readers will spot that you are being honest and genuine and be far more inclined to trust you opinion when you recommend a product if you also point out the things you don't like about. Don't sell your soul for a few bucks. Keep it real and people will respond in kind.

Further reading

If you found these tips useful you can read my full-lenth Hub on how to monetize your Hubs as well as ones on promoting your hubs and a guide to making money on hubpages.

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      chrisinhawaii 

      6 years ago

      Up and useful! Thanks for a good hub, Papa!

    • Papajon profile imageAUTHOR

      Papajon 

      7 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      Hi - thanks for the feedback. SaMcNutt, glad you enjoyed Berlin when you visited. It is a a great city.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 years ago from now on

      Tolle ratschläge werde ich versuchen alles, was funktioniert.

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      Sp Greaney 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      Great tips, I sometimes forget about linking to amazon. Your right Amazon is great for everything.

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      SaMcNutt 

      7 years ago from Englewood, CO

      I knew you were from East Germany because of the stop light. It made me luagh. I bought an ice cube tray of those stop and go men. Very cool.

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      LAZY BOY 

      7 years ago from Europe

      Thanks, very useful stuff. I'll try some of them.

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