Is Anyone Making Money with Ebay Anymore?

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  1. Brie Hoffman profile image67
    Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years ago

    I am wondering if I should pull all my ebay ads because I've made nothing with them for a very long time..what about you?

    1. Thomas Swan profile image94
      Thomas Swanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I deleted ebay capsules shortly after the change in October last year. I gave it a month, got zero dollars and zero cents in that month, so bye bye ebay.

      I wouldn't necessarily replace them all with amazon ads. If you make very little on amazon too, you might consider just not having amazon or ebay. In my limited experience, google directs more traffic to pages with fewer ads on, so if adsense (or the HP ad program) is by far your main source of income, you might do better without amazon or ebay.

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image67
        Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Good point

      2. Janus Joshua profile image60
        Janus Joshuaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Do you mean, ebay and amazon are useless?

        1. Thomas Swan profile image94
          Thomas Swanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not qualified to answer. My traffic rose after getting rid of all of my ebay ads, so I'm guessing google likes fewer ads on a page. The ads I had were relevant, but they weren't earning. If amazon or ebay is earning something for you, then obviously don't get rid of them. But if they're earning negligible amounts, you might be better off without them. I would only put an amazon or ebay ad on a hub now if it was a sales hub specifically about what's in the ad. I don't really write sales hubs though.

          1. Janus Joshua profile image60
            Janus Joshuaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the reply! Was really insightful.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I never made a dime with Ebay, but recently started using Amazon and have done well...however, I think it really matters what topics you write on, how popular they are and how much they lend themselves to advertising.

  2. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    Since it changed from clicks to actual sales I along with many others have not made a penny. I think they may eventually reverse their strategy....but for now this is how I feel about E bay...........................BTW I replaced all E Bay capsules with Amazon ones.


    1. Brie Hoffman profile image67
      Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yea..I'm just going through all my hubs right now and deleting all ebay capsules and replacing them with Amazon.

  3. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago

    Same here. zero earnings from ebay and gradually deleting all my ebay ads.
    Maybe someone could notify them of our action. They must be losing out if we all pull out.
    I just hope they won't change tactics and we'll have to put them all back in again.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image67
      Brie Hoffmanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's one of the reasons I waited to pull them.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I doubt very much that eBay would care that the membership of HubPages have deleted all their ads.  We're a very, very small proportion of their total affiliate members.   

      eBay has changed their model several times since I joined as an affiliate, and none of the changes has ever been in my favour so far!!

  4. Dale Hyde profile image87
    Dale Hydeposted 5 years ago

    My earnings dropped some time back from Ebay and I dropped most of the listings from there on my Hubs.

    Ebay is not what it used to be.  Many folks are leaving Ebay due to tactics of sellers and buyers.  That may have something to do with lost revenue here.

    An example is that I bid on silver bullion, in large amounts at times, and what seems to be par on Ebay now is that if you win the auction under silver spot prices, or get close to winning it actually, about five minutes before the auction closes, the seller will cancel the auction.

    I also used to sell there, but it simply is not worth it any more. 

    I have been doing some research on Ebay from various sources and it does seem to be having some serious problems with buyer and sellers.

  5. stbrians profile image54
    stbriansposted 5 years ago

    I need education on both

  6. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image35
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years ago

    Last year I got nearly 14 $ from Ebay but now getting nothing. I think they have changed their payment policy and style of functioning. Anyhow I stopped adding their capsule on my hubs.

  7. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image35
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years ago

    Thomas Swan, you have given us some fine tips.Thank you for sharing.

  8. amuno profile image87
    amunoposted 5 years ago

    I made a few dollars from Ebay this and last month. I don't seem to be lucky with Amazon though.

  9. demonfort007 profile image74
    demonfort007posted 5 years ago

    No and Etsy is just as bad now. The biggest thing I find amusing but not amusing is that people whine about shipping costs. Have any of these idiots actually used the post office in recent years? Because shipping is expensive and they also do not account for packing materials, boxes, tape and driving to the post office etc. I know I have a shop on Etsy. PorcelainbyMichelle and I'm telling you it is rare that I do not spend at least $5 more on shipping than what I charge! And the post office is 20 minutes away one way! Now a day people except everything for free.

  10. demonfort007 profile image74
    demonfort007posted 5 years ago

    Amuno Amazon charges so many fees more times than not you wound up PAYING more than you charged! It's happen to me which is why I don't sell with them anymore!


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