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Earning Money As An Amazon Affiliate Is Easy With Hubpages

Updated on November 3, 2014
"I'm Writing and Earning From Home"
"I'm Writing and Earning From Home"

"If I can make money with Amazon, Anybody Can!"

And I mean that sincerely. You see, over the years I spent lots of time banging my head against the wall as I was trying to learn how to make money on the web. I even did Multi Level Marketing for a while. And I had some success.

The Guru's Want Your Money

I also learned very quickly that there are lots of people out there willing to teach you how to make money but only if you pay them for the information. And these "Guru's" teach about how you need to find a niche and have your own website. And of course, you need to have a domain name and then learn how to get traffic with SEO.

This all just seemed way overwhelming to me and I really didn't have any money to invest. And it is a good idea if you have a website you should have a domain. But I didn't have a clue how to set up a website on my own and I didn't have to money to pay someone to do it for me.

Figuring Out Affiliate Marketing

So I decide to figure out Affiliate marketing on my own and read all the "free" information that I could find online. And through this reading up on affiliate marketing, I read an article about making money by writing reviews.

And I discovered that there were free sites like Hubpages where a person could write an article or review about a product that I loved. As an Amazon affiliate, I could share the link to the product. And if someone clicked the link to that product and purchased it, I would make a commission. That sounded really neat. I was really excited.

So this is how I started earning money with Amazon.

Earning Money As Amazon Affiliate Takes Time But the Results are Worth it.

So I started writing at Hubpages. At first I didn't really make any money. But then, as I became a better writer and learned through trial and error what the best products were for my hubs, I started to see that I was getting clicks to my products and better yet earning some extra cash.

Writing Reviews and Amazon

What I did was write reviews on products that I have used in the past and that I knew I would buy again. What happened was I found that the writing became easier since I was writing about my own experiences. And Then I started to see people began buying those same products that I was recommending. Now I usually sell at least one product a day as an Amazon Affiliate. Yesterday I sold 8 items.

update: My best Amazon Day was December 15th with 46 items sold as an Amazon Affiliate.

Now it didn't happen over night. And it takes work. But using free websites like Hubpages really is so much easier than making your own website from scratch and then trying to generate traffic. I mean Hubpages already gets great traffic and it's free so I think writing at Hubpages is a real no brainer.


A Downside to Writing At Hubpages

I love Hubpages and as I stated above there are many advantages. But there is also a few disadvantages that you need to consider. One of those is that you don't have control over your pages. What I mean by this is that if Hubpages doesn't like your hub, they can un-publish it.

It really isn't a big deal. What Hubpages are wanting is quality content. Not a bunch of affiliate links.

But if you want more control, you can set up your own website. This is what I started doing a few years ago when Hubpages lost its rankings with Google. Now I have several niche websites that bring me in extra income.

Yes,l I'm still at Hubpages but move of the money I bring in comes from my own self hosted websites.

Amazon Affiliate Marketing

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    chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your amazon tips. I'm trying to learn more about increasing my amazon sales on HP, so I'm lovin your amazon hubs.

    Aloha!

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    berryluvin 5 years ago

    this is a really great hub.i enjoyed reading it and thanks for the tips.

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    Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    Hi Wendy,

    Great information you have shared here..thanks very much..I have been inactive on hubpages due to my freelancing work but this hub of yours has motivated me to spend at least an hour a day for this. I am going to try it out..Thanks again.

    Cheers

    Rema

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    afri 5 years ago

    thanks for this great information n i just starting to make money with amazon.com

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    Wendy Krick 5 years ago from Maryland

    That's awesome Irene!

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    irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

    Am glad for you! I sold an umbrella from a hub yesterday!

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    eashanul 6 years ago

    Been thinking about giving hub a try. This is really helpful. Thanks for writing it.

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    Thank you jacoblee069. I hope it helped you out.

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    jacoblee069 6 years ago from India

    I was looking the same and find your hubs in google search..write very well

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    Thanks for all the sweet comments everyone.

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    thebabyshop 6 years ago from Massachusetts

    I love Amazon's affiliate program. 90% of what I promote is on Amazon (though maybe I should diversify a little bit!).

    Thanks for the encouragement!

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    tritrain 6 years ago from United States

    Great info here! I'm a huge fan of Amazon, as an affiliate. :)

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    lisakleinweber 6 years ago

    wow, you are doing awesome! :)

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    Thanks for the comment UrsulaRose. You are really sweet.

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    UrsulaRose 6 years ago

    Lucky for me I have found yet another inspirational Hubber that I can follow and learn from.

    Thank you for writing such a useful informative hub.

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    Thats great news Benjamin. I'm glad you are having a great month with Amazon.

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    Benjamin King 6 years ago

    Hi Wendy, great hub you have here with a lot of useful information. I am currently having my best month ever with Amazon. I believe a lot of the sales are just the fact that is Christmas time but I have been watching my earnings increase over the last couple months, usually 10% or more than the previous month since I started using Amazon both within Hubs and on my websites.

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    afzal etg54 6 years ago

    Wendy Krick 11 minutes ago

    @forexinuk.info I agree that hubpages is best. Those two hubs that you suggest have great information. Thank you for sharing

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    @forexinuk.info I agree that hubpages is best. Those two hubs that you suggest have great information. Thank you for sharing.

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    http://www.forexinuk.info/ 6 years ago

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    craftdrawer 6 years ago

    Great information! It is nice to know there are a lot of free articles out there to help you get started!

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    You are very welcome Treasuresofheaven. Thanks for the comment.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Thanks Wendy. This certainly is great information. You are a good instructor, and generous too!

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    Good News.

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    DonDWest 6 years ago from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Ok, that's what I thought, I'll keep that in mind. I have a few ideas how I can do what you suggested.

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    Don, most of my articles are only between 150 to 200 words which goes against what most people say will get good results. But I find that the people who search for a product online already know that they want to buy. They don't need me to convince them. I'm just glad they purchased it through my hub.

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    DonDWest 6 years ago from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Out of curiousity, how long are your articles promoting Amazon niche products? I can't imagine they would be too long as crazed shoppers don't exactly strike me as the type who would want to read paragragh after paragraph.

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    Awe you are so sweet Daniela. Isn't it neat how we are able to make such good friends here at Hubpages. Keep writing and the money will follow. That is the truth here at Hubpages. I really wish I knew who introduced me to Hubpages so I could thank them. I wonder if there is a way to find out. Thanks again Daniela, my friend! Hugs! ~Wendy

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    Daniela Daljac 6 years ago from AUSTRALIA

    Thanks to you Wendy I am here, I love it so much and I am thanking you to show me the way to Hubapages and Squidoo even if I will not earn anything I am so happy to be here and just write!!! I am complete now this is what I always wanted to do. Thank you so much big kiss and hug from me!!

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    AJ Thanks for the comment, and I must say it is so great to see you here at Hubpages.:)

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    AJ2008 6 years ago

    You are so right when you say earning money as an Amazon affilliate takes time and hard work and I am so pleased that you are now reaping the rewards of your hard woork.

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    Thanks tritrain

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    tritrain 6 years ago from United States

    Very true!

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    Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

    Hi Gary,

    The thing with Amazon, is that it just takes time and traffic. Just keep building hub reviews about specific products. Use key words that a shopper would type into google when doing a search. In time, you will start to see results...then it will begin to snow ball.

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    Gary Anderson 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

    Wendy, I have a big difficulty making any money on Amazon. I really would like you to put some tips on my facebook wall. Gary

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    Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

    To answer your question ProDesign I would say over here at Hubpages I do best with capsules...Over at Squidoo, direct linking. I hope this helps.

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    Pro Design Source 7 years ago

    Wendy - do you earn more from capsules or direct links w/ your associate id? Just curious as I have read conflicting reports on this.

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    Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

    Cashmere, you should absolutely add the capsule. Just pick a product that is relevant to your hub. I have had 67 sales so far this month and it is only the 12th. Thanks for the comment.

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    cashmere 7 years ago from India

    I need to learn from you! I've never sold anything on Amazon till date. Of course in most of my hubs I don't even add the capsule now since I figure what's the point.

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    Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

    I've never heard of that Putz. People should be able to earn money any way they want. Can you earn through Adsense? Just curious. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Putz Ballard 7 years ago

    My state does not allow Amazon and I can't get into any others so I just enjoy writing for the fubn of it. Great hub

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    Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

    Rhonda, I hope this helped you do decide. Good luck with what ever you do. Cheryl, You're very welcome.

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    CherylsArt 7 years ago

    Thanks Wendy for writing about this.

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    Rhonda (pukeko) 7 years ago

    Been thinking about giving hub a try. This was really helpful. Thanks for writing it.

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    Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

    Thanks wordsscriber and Hello, hello. And it is totally true, it doesn't happen over night. Many people quit after writing just a few articles.

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    Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

    Thank you for your help and advice.

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    wordsscriber 7 years ago from California

    It takes commitment and "sticking to it". I have no doubt if I provide quality hubs that the money will come. Go after the value and increase your knowledge base. It will happen but not overnight, like you said.