OMG! I think my highest has been about $300. You're my new hero!
OMG!, My biggest sale to date have been with eBay with a commission of $67. My Amazon sales commissions are similar to my HP daily earnings...lol
$67 is great! I've never bothered much with ebay, never liked the opaque commission system. I think the best I've done with them is a couple of dollars.
The commission system isn't opaque any more - it's a straight percentage of the sale again. It's still worse than Amazon because the rules for auction sales are stupid, so I've earned almost nothing on the HP eBay program - but I have my websites set to show "Buy It Now" items only, and am getting reasonable commissions. My best since the change to the new system is $246.
You can show only 'Buy It Now' ebay items on your Hubs too.
Yes, but it takes a lot more work - and it also depends on whether the product you want is commonly sold that way. All the software available for websites, and eBay's own ads, allow you to tick a box to "show Buy It Now items only", and you're done.
I do get more sales from Amazon but just a few dollars...lol. I prefer Amazon because most of the items I promote I can find there
I can see that many of your Hubs aren't suited to Amazon so that's one reason you don't make much. The other thing is - when trying to identify Amazon products, don't think about the title of the Hub. Think smaller - think about what people might need during the Hub. So for instance, you have a Hub about how to do your own skin analysis - can't think of a relevant Amazon product. Hey, but you say they need a big mirror, a magnifying glass and a camera - where are the ads for those? I wouldn't do image and capsule for those - I would just do an ad for each to replace the existing photo.
It is a great idea to use Amazon pictures as well as capsules, but only if you've got enough text to fit them. If you're using lots of photos and capsules and don't have enough text, then you wind up with a Hub layout that doesn't flow well, and looks amateurish. Your rasta and t-shirt Hubs are good examples. You make it worse by putting customer reviews in capsules (which makes them too big) and product descriptions in highlighted text boxes.
Don't be afraid to refer to the product in the text, and include customer reviews there too (e.g. general product description then, "This version from Amazon is a ..... with ..... and has received several 5-star ratings. One customer even said, "...). That will allow you to beef up your text to fit better around the pictures.
You should also link the large images to Amazon using an Amazon affiliate text link (just paste it in "Source" and put "Amazon" as the Name). As it's your own ID, you may be limited to two such links per Hub - which may be a good reason for limiting the number of big photos that you use!
I suspect those two Hubs were written some time ago and you've moved on since then, but they could really do with a revisit.
The Rasta hair and t-shirt hubs were a test after reading a post by WryLilt, but I totally messed that up...lol. The analysis hub was written a while back and I could never think of what to put in there...thanks for the tips....much appreciated
I just find the 'Buy It Now' item, enter the seller's ID and item title, job done!
That must have been some expensive dance wear!
I doubt very much I'll ever go over to ebay on Hubpages whatever their commission structure, and off site I prefer higher paying affiliate programs, so I guess I'm not destined to ever make much with ebay.
I can live with that.
It was - someone bought a whole outfit. I can't remember the details but when you consider flamenco shoes cost about $250, dresses cost $400 and up, and a genuine Spanish embroidered shawl costs at least $150, you can see where it came from.
Congratulations! Wow! Amazing! Job well done!
I'm glad to hear about this. After more than two years I finally sold a few items on Amazon. I couldn't believe it! Nothing, of course like what most here are talking about, but it gives me hope. I've never paid much attention to selling on HP, but I'm getting it now. So, I'm slowly going back into my hubs and adding ads where appropriate. I've only made about $7 so far, but that's a lot more than I had before lol!
Wow that is cool... my highest sale commission was 64$ and that was from eBay
Well done! What's the secret to getting commissions like that from ebay?
That was a review hub... Now i removed that as the same has become old. Getting more traffic to the hub is the only secret to increase the sales. I am planning to begin new set of hubs' publishing soon only to increase my eBay and Amazon sales.... Congrats to you and i am really inspired by your achievement.
Wow! Congrats My biggest was a LCD TV for around 930 bucks. What was it lol
It was a projector for a home theatre
TV's are great! I used to sell quite a lot of them "back in the day" - at least a couple a month. My highest commission ever was for a TV - it cost about $3,500. The only thing is, as with pretty much all tech products, they go out of date VERY quickly and so do the pages advertising them.
I think my highest item was about what you are going to get as a commission on this one! I need to be selling bigger ticket items obviously!
I did that, just once, and it's a great feeling isn't it? The system actually does work, and once in a while the fairy godmother visits, and waves her wand over a hub.
I just checked her profile. Personally, I'm making plans for abducting her.
Yes it sure is For me, that one commission pays for my time writing the page (not that I know exactly which page it was of course, but I have a fair idea).
Good for you! Congrats! That's inspiring for the rest of us hubbers.
Well done to you! My biggest so far is a Kevyn Aucoin make-up brush set for about $300.00.
Awesome sale right there, Susan S. I bet that put some extra fuel in your writing tank!
I once sold a couple of items that added up to that sort of money.
One sale must have been a mistake, though, and was cancelled the next day.
It still meant around $90 for me which was rather nice.
Congratulations Susanna! Back in the day I used to get lots of jewelry Amazon sales and once someone bought a $2500 diamond engagement ring. On my birthday as well!
Congratulations! Wow that is great. I have yet to earn any money on ebay or amazon. I guess it's the products I am advertising. Sometimes it is difficult to find a product relevant to your hub.
The largest ticket item I sold on Amazon was from a review of safes... I sold a rather expensive safe.
The second was from another review, a cat condo...
There have been many others, but those two were impressive to me.
by Janet21 13 years ago
off one of my Hubs and made a $71 commission. It wasn't even a product I was promoting. Sweet!!
by Raymond D Choiniere 14 years ago
Congratulations Lyricsingray, a.k.a. Kimberly.WAY TO GO!
by Raymond D Choiniere 13 years ago
Congratulations Beth100!!!!!!!! Way to go!Awesome Job!
by Cindy Vine 12 years ago
Been updating and revamping my website today and happened to notice that the book I wrote with help from Hubbers is now available on Amazon as a paperback. The Case of Billy B http://www.amazon.com/Case-Billy-B-Cind … amp;sr=8-5Yippee! am so excited!
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I finally published my tenth (actually, more than ten as I'm up to number 11) hub and got what looks like a bronze medal. Woohoo! I wonder if my achieving this milestone is the reason I see fireworks outside my window?
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I opened my hubpages this afternoon and saw that I have 500 followers and I just wanted to say THANKS! It's such a wonderful place to be and I have learned so much from you all. Many times Over THANK YOU!
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