God Bless Amazon!

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image88
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years ago

    I have been so upset since yesterday when my views fell about 70%.  But tonight...ffinally....a ray of hope!

    Out of the blue, 15 items from Amazon got shipped!  Although the amount  I earned on each sale was small, it increased my earnings from yesterday by 600%.

    So, now I'm doing a little happy dance!

    1. Writer Fox profile image34
      Writer Foxposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image88
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Writer Fox:

        That's about how I look right now.  Too cute!  Thanks for the laugh...I needed that!

        By the way, have they really stopped the bomb dropping and do you think the truce will last?

    2. sallybea profile image94
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That is nice, now we just need to get a buy it now option for e-Bay ads and then we should be back in business.
      I am delighted for you and if I could draw a cute little dancing Penguin I would..

    3. Barack James profile image94
      Barack Jamesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's impressive: I think selling through Amazon needs patience. After 2 months; I have managed just 22 clicks with 0 sales sad

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image88
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Barack James:

        Much depends on your topic.  I have many articles with ads that have never had even one purchaser, but my special interest  articles are doing well.

        You need to take a look at some of the hubs here of people who do well with ads to get an idea as to how to place them and what to sell.

        You cannot just throw an ad on that "seems" to go along with your topic. 

        For example, if you are writing an article about a certain type of bicycle you might, at one point say, "Think about buying a bike similar to the one shown here"...and then place the ad either beside or just above or below that capsule.

        That way you not only are displaying an ad, you are pointing the attention of your reader to it  and you are placing the ad right beside the capsule where you discuss it.  This way, the reader gets a triple whammy!

      2. lobobrandon profile image87
        lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Getting clicks means you're doing something right. Increase those clicks and you'll see sales. Try different things out, different positions, different products etc. Try writing a description of the product maybe?

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image60
      The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ooh, do we get to see it! LOL

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image88
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The Examiner 1

        I think Writer Fox's little penguin showed exactly how it looked!

  2. lobobrandon profile image87
    lobobrandonposted 9 years ago

    That's great news Time Traveller big_smile The new buttons turned out to have a positive effect already. Guess you can stop worrying now too smile Hope they keep rolling in

  3. incomeguru profile image96
    incomeguruposted 9 years ago

    congratulations! I wanted to check my amazon sales but finding it difficult to login.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image88
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years agoin reply to this


      Go to your earnings page, scroll down and click on Amazon reports and your daily amount should show up.

      If you go up to the top and click on Amazon Sales Reports you will be able to see the items people purchased, what they paid, when they bought the item and how much you made on it.

      If you are totally unable to get to Amazon, it is possible you have not signed up or have not signed up correctly, so double check to see that you are OK that way.

      If all else fails, send an email to the team to ask them for guidance.

  4. dhimanreena profile image65
    dhimanreenaposted 9 years ago

    Hey congrats on your earnings. Do spend some bucks on treating yourself with a yummy cuisine. smile

  5. firstday profile image60
    firstdayposted 9 years ago

    The buy now button is great!

  6. firstday profile image60
    firstdayposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for taking the time to explain and I am going to look more into this.  I did go and change by placing more amazon ads.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image88
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      first day:

      No problem.  Just be careful not to overdo so that your hubs do not look "spammy".  One thing that occurred to me just this week is that if you can get people to click on just one ad, that opens the portal to Amazon, so you really don't need  ton of ads.

      Once that portal is opened, anything they buy through it makes you money!

  7. David Stone profile image74
    David Stoneposted 9 years ago

    There reports were messed up all week. It's nice they caught you up.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image88
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      David Stone:

      I assume you meant the Amazon reports, although I did not see that they were messed up.

      In my case, it is my stats that have been a mess for the past three days!  I have lost 66% of my daily views, and along with that the income that I was making with them.

      I suspect they will return at some point, but I have no idea why this happened.  It does concern me that it happened to me and a few others, yet some people are claiming they've had no problems.

      We'll know better next week after Labor Day!

  8. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 9 years ago

    Good for you, TIMETRAVELER2. I just noticed the new 'buy it now' button today. I've been super busy. So does this have a positive affect on earnings since they have to click to see the price? Clicks translates into earnings, right? Even without a sale? This is great.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Jan, you don't get paid for clicks on Amazon or eBay ads, you only get paid if someone actually buys something. 

      That's why it's so important NOT to use those capsules unless you can find exactly the right product.  You want to be pretty sure the reader is going to want to buy something - otherwise if they click on that button and don't buy, your reader has left your Hub and lost the chance of them clicking on some of your other ads.

      1. janshares profile image95
        jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Okay, thank you, Marisa. Brain fog got the best of me regarding clicks on Amazon. I don't get many sales but try to use relevant product capsules and not excessively.

  9. Barbara Kay profile image75
    Barbara Kayposted 9 years ago

    Congrats! I know how depressing traffic going down can be. I'm happy to hear you got something to boost your spirits.

  10. taiwokareem profile image61
    taiwokareemposted 9 years ago

    wow thats great news

  11. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image84
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 9 years ago

    These sales come as surprise. But they come. Congrats.


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