No Amazon Earnings since Oct.7, is anyone else experiencing the same

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  1. younghopes profile image73
    younghopesposted 4 years ago

    It is happening for the first time ever that i am seeing no amazon sales for the past 7 days. Is it me alone?

    1. Elsie Hagley profile image64
      Elsie Hagleyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't made any sales since 7 October also.

      Not looking good.

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        Victoria Austinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I've never had any earnings

        1. LindaSmith1 profile image60
          LindaSmith1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Victoria: You have been here for very short time,, not a lot of hubs.  Consider different topics so you can find Amazon products that  are strongly related to your hub content.

          Idea:  Crafts Used To Teach XYZ lesson For Sunday School
          You will definitely find products for something like this.

          It took me 3 years to get Amazon sales. I still don't get alot but in the beginning they were few and far between.

          1. profile image0
            Victoria Austinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Oh ok thank you Linda God bless you and have a great weekend.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Not by yourself on this one.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    I changed back over to my own Amazon Account even though I will earn less commissions. At least I can see reports as to what people are clicking on and I will see every order.   

    If there still isn't any sales, then I will be able to assume that I am not getting a lot of sales that goes directly to HP.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image91
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can see your orders on this page:
      https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/amazon

      They should result in the same products sold whether or not you are a part of the HP program, because either way you wouldn't see what products were sold during HubPages share.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Millionaire:  That page is sales if you are in HP Amazon program.   I switched back to my own account to compare amount of sales.  Right now, my Amazon capsules are a mess as far as ID goes.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image91
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Linda, it doesn't matter which program you are in. You still have to share with HP.

      1. LindaSmith1 profile image60
        LindaSmith1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        So there is no point in using your Amazon Associate ID on Hub Pages!

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Only if you want a smaller commission or if you want to combine it with other sources to raise the tier somewhere else.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    I wonder how some of the new Amazon programs are affecting our sales, like the Amazon Prime, Amazon Mom, Amazon Students, Prime Fresh

    1. ologsinquito profile image86
      ologsinquitoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No sales since then either in the HP program. I've had clicks since October 7, but no sales.

  6. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Even before October, last sale was in August, I think.

  7. Len Cannon profile image89
    Len Cannonposted 4 years ago

    I sold five items yesterday.

    1. ologsinquito profile image86
      ologsinquitoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for letting us know Len. At least we know the system is working.

    2. younghopes profile image73
      younghopesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's great Len, happy for you, perhaps there is no bug then only my luck...!!!

  8. Solaras profile image98
    Solarasposted 4 years ago

    I don't have yesterday's stats yet, however I have been selling on Amazon since Oct 7th.  One item came across with a 10% commission.  I did not know that was possible.

    1. SpaceShanty profile image95
      SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I had one a while back at 10.01%!!!

    2. younghopes profile image73
      younghopesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome Solaras, never knew we could get to 10% as well....

  9. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    I've had a dozen sales since the 7th.  It seems to come in blocks now for me, although that's almost certainly the luck of the draw.  Might go 2 weeks without a sale and then have sales every day for a while.

    And like Solaras, a few have had "impossible" commission rates.  Yay for HP's hard work!

    1. ologsinquito profile image86
      ologsinquitoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi wilderness, this is certainly encouraging.

  10. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 4 years ago

    I've had sales since the 7th too.

    Just switched over at the end of last month and I'm liking the extra commission!

  11. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Whoopee! First sale since September!

  12. alexadry profile image93
    alexadryposted 4 years ago

    With lower traffic, unfortunately Amazon sales will go down as well.

  13. firstday profile image60
    firstdayposted 4 years ago

    I would like to get one sale from Amazon.  I have never had one.  I believe the way to do it is by directing writing toward sales.  I will do this eventually.  I must check out how you are able to get sales.  7 days?  Try 3 months…LOL

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I had another one today - also two e-Bay sales yesterday - looks to me as if things are beginning to improve.

  14. tazzytamar profile image88
    tazzytamarposted 4 years ago

    Same here! Then again, I'm still pretty new here so I hadn't made many sales anyway

  15. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    I had a small sale on the 9th. The earnings rate was the highest I've seen, (which I think means there have been lots of sales this month overall) but they bought a small inexpensive thing so I only earned a couple nickles.

  16. Melinda Longoria profile image77
    Melinda Longoriaposted 4 years ago

    Keep in mind that people are on the edge of their seats right now because of the Ebola outbreak. Any time a world event such as a viral outbreak occurs, or a global tragedy of any kind, this can effect people's buying habits in a negative way. I believe that we can expect this to be a trend until things improve.

    1. Solaras profile image98
      Solarasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Stock market's behavior is an even bigger concern that ebola.  But I am in Atlanta where we are safe, since the CDC is here to protect us lol. Might skip the dog show this weekend.

  17. younghopes profile image73
    younghopesposted 4 years ago

    Oh...atlast a sigh of relief one sale today after 7 long days....Thanks all hubbers who were here for encouragement and support...you guyz rock!!!!

  18. Tricia Deed profile image90
    Tricia Deedposted 4 years ago

    I found the different answers very interesting. It helped to hear the various comments. Now I know what to expect.

  19. Anthony Altorenna profile image94
    Anthony Altorennaposted 4 years ago

    I was getting sales nearly every day on the 'other site' but since moving to HP, I've had only one Amazon sale and no eBay sales at all. My Hubs are mostly How-To oriented, and not overly promotional but I like to include Amazon and eBay modules. I miss featuring some of my own completed projects on the eBay module.

    Traffic on my best performing Hubs is way down, so this is obviously a factor. Between pandas and penguins, I'm happy for any traffic at all!

  20. athulnair profile image74
    athulnairposted 4 years ago

    I feel amazon is not a good source of income when compared to hub earnings program and Google Adsense.

  21. Solaras profile image98
    Solarasposted 4 years ago

    Amazon accounts for 3/4 of my earnings on HP these days.  I average 2 sales a day.  My HP earnings are a quarter of what they were in July.

  22. paperfacets profile image91
    paperfacetsposted 4 years ago

    I am starting to get seasonal sales. The old articles for Halloween and the Holidays are getting a few sales. If you have a portfolio with some age for the end of the year you should see some sales soon.
    ps I like the 10% I get from HP.

  23. lisavanvorst profile image75
    lisavanvorstposted 4 years ago

    I never made any money on Amazon. I basically stopped putting the capsules in.

    1. Solaras profile image98
      Solarasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Most of my sales come from two hubs.  Occasionally (once or twice a month) I will get one from another hub.  My dog name hubs have never produced a sale, so I dropped all but one capsule from them.

      The ones that sell provide an answer to an immediate need that people have.  And the solution is either not readily available at the corner store, or it is much cheaper on Amazon.

  24. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    lisavanvorst: Don't give up, even though it is a bit time consuming to find the right products.  I made a few sales here and there for past 3 years. Then suddenly, around end of last year I have started making 1-2 sales a month, some small, some larger. I had one sale on an item which I didn't think would ever sell from one of my articles.

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    bobtyndallposted 4 years ago

    How are we supposed to know whether we are actually getting the percentage of clicks we are supposed to get? I have 75 hubs and have had no sales since I started. How do we know that Hubpages isn't getting all of the clicks or sales when there is no way to track it. At least with our own amazon affiliate we can see whether we are getting any traffic. Also, I am not convinced that using Hubpages amazon will earn us more. I think we would earn less. How do we opt out of the Hubpages amazon program?

    1. LindaSmith1 profile image60
      LindaSmith1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Click on configure button, read and follow instructions.  You can add your own associates account.

      As to HP maybe cheating us on sales. I had a sales that was a rather larger one while using HP program.

      By the way, if you use your own Associate Id, I have a surprise for you.  The 60/40 split does not go away.  HP affiliate code will show 40 percent of the time, and your own associate code will show 60 percent of the time.

      Whether you use HP program, or your own ID, the split stays the same.
      HP program give us a higher commission like 8.5 percent unless there is a fixed rate, for example.

      I use my own so that I can see which products are being clicked on.

 
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