How does Amazon earnings work?

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  1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image81
    PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years ago

    So I have went through the amazon process a week ago and was accepted but how does it work, do I just post a link of amazon and put it in the amazon capsule and its done or is it something else?

    I tried retrieving a link from the actual amazon account while I was signed in and tried putting it in here on hub pages but it doesn't work.. So I just went to the page of the product I need and copy-pasted the URL in the capsule, is this how it works?

  2. reviewstop profile image59
    reviewstopposted 5 years ago

    You have to enter in your amazon associates page (affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/main.html) and look for your affiliates tag or code which is in the upper right part of your screen and it looks like that - yourtag-20 or yourtag-21 - It is some variable ended in -20 or -21 . You have to copy that and go to your account in Hubpages (hubpages.com/my/earnings/affiliate/ ) Here scroll down to  "External Affiliate Settings" and you will see there "Amazon" with a button to the left - Click that button and paste there the tag you copied from amazon associates. Save and you are set .
    Now all you have to do is insert Amazon capsules in to your hubs.
    The other way to do it entering in amazon.com with your affiliate user and password and use the horizontal upper stripe that amazon use to help affiliates. Navigate to the product or page that you want to promote and move your mouse to the stripe and click the button "link to this page" and it will pop out a window where you can set up your link. Copy that link! Go to your hub and insert that link where you would like it to be. I advice you to use this advanced feature later as it is a bit more difficult to use and you must include an explanation in the text capsule where you insert the link explaining that is an affiliate link. My advice stick with the first option.
    I hope it helps.

    1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image81
      PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes that's what I did, but I go to insert the link from amazon and it doesn't work. It say's unable to find or something like that. So what I've been doing is just going to the amazon page which the url is on and copy-pasting that url in the amazon capsule. Does this work? Because going to my amazon account and getting the link doesn't work with hubpages.

  3. reviewstop profile image59
    reviewstopposted 5 years ago

    If you use the Amazon capsule. All you have to do I will explain step by step. Start from the beginning.
    Erase the Amazon capsule and after that add it again.
    Click edit, click "choose specific products" if you already know what product you will use.
    You will see  the next line: - "Amazon URL or ASIN or ISBN:" The best thing to do is to insert amazon ASIN . I will explain: A link of amazon may be like that [amazon.com/Dove-Care-Clean-Ounce-Count/dp/B002TSA90W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372709305&sr=8-1&keywords=soap]
    The ASIN is the number that comes after /dp/ in this case "B002TSA90W" . So you put this and then click "Preview Amazon results and see if is the product you want.
    This method only works with one product only.
    The other method is instead to click "Choose keywords" after that you put your keyword let´s just say SOAP and click "preview Amazon results" and if you are happy with the result choose the product and that´s it you can have 1 or 2 products in a capsule.

    1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image81
      PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, thats good. Can you do it the way I have been doing it also? Copying-pasting the url and putting it in the URL spot.

      1. reviewstop profile image59
        reviewstopposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yes you can do it that way but it works only with URL from a product not the url of a search result or a category

        1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image81
          PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Ok yeah, that's what I've been doing nice. Thank you!

  4. reviewstop profile image59
    reviewstopposted 5 years ago

    Ok, glad to help

 
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