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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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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