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!
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..
That's impressive: I think selling through Amazon needs patience. After 2 months; I have managed just 22 clicks with 0 sales
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!
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?
Ooh, do we get to see it! LOL
That's great news Time Traveller The new buttons turned out to have a positive effect already. Guess you can stop worrying now too Hope they keep rolling in
congratulations! I wanted to check my amazon sales but finding it difficult to login.
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.
Hey congrats on your earnings. Do spend some bucks on treating yourself with a yummy cuisine.
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.
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!
There reports were messed up all week. It's nice they caught you up.
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!
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.
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.
Congrats! I know how depressing traffic going down can be. I'm happy to hear you got something to boost your spirits.
These sales come as surprise. But they come. Congrats.
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