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I made first Amazon sale

  1. Barack James profile image89
    Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago

    Hi hubbers, I made my very first Amazon sale two days ago and you can guess how I feel right now. I know there are hubbers who make several sales a day, but this is a very big milestone to me worth sharing. This is a big boost on earnings and now I have all the reasons to get back hubbing. Thank alot hubpages:-)

    1. Rachel L Alba profile image84
      Rachel L Albaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I was wondering if anyone actually bought something from Amazon on HubPages.  I was giving up on doing that.  How many times did you have to feature it or how long did it take?  After six months, I only made $3 so far.

      1. Barack James profile image89
        Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Rachel, it took me 10 months to see this sale. May be it took that long because I dint have AdSense account for six months due to where I reside and therefore I could not sell on Amazon through hp earning program. I had already given up on Amazon but now am back for it, dont give yet coz its real people buy on Amazon through hp

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I actually do fairly well with the Amazon ads, but mostly in the summer months because I write about RV travel and living.  It always amazes me to see what people buy.  What few people realize is that once someone clicks on your ad, if they start surfing Amazon anything they buy earns you money.  I recently had someone buy quite a bit of specialized dog food...which has absolutely nothing to do with the ads I place...but heck, who cares?  It's earning for me, and that's all that matters!

        1. ChristinS profile image93
          ChristinSposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          So true! I've seen several sales where I was like how in the world did they get from one of my hubs to that particular product? smile  I'm with you - so long as I am making some sales it's all good.  Normally though I can kind of deduce where the sales came from.  I have a couple of seasonal hubs that are "how to" in nature that do decent sales.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image87
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!

      1. Barack James profile image89
        Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Lots of thanks Barbara Kay

    3. Marie Flint profile image91
      Marie Flintposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!

      1. Barack James profile image89
        Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Lots of thanks Marie Flint!

    4. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Pleased to hear it! Congratulations. smile There's nothing like the feeling of accomplishment after your first sale.

      1. Barack James profile image89
        Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Sure Christy, it brings a good feeling to accomplish Amazon sale:-) Thanks alot!

    5. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Making a sale always makes my day, no matter how small it may be. There is something very gratifying about it.

      1. Barack James profile image89
        Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Sure Hewins, it gratifies alot to have someone buy an item you recommend. Thanks for your comment.

  2. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    Congrats smile
    It's a good feeling to make Amazon commissions on our hubs.  I know it always makes me smile to see what others have purchased and to guess which hub it was from smile  Hope you make many more sales.

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks ChristinS, feeling so happy. Have been waiting for this and finally its here:-)

  3. colorfulone profile image88
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    Barack, congratulations on the first Amazon sale on HubPages.
    Here's to many more...cheers!

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks alot Colorfulone...

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Well done, that makes it all worthwhile.  I get a lot of satisfaction when someone buys a product which I am using on a tutorial.  I am lucky I have had two Amazon sales this month and seven from eBay. Last month was also a good one for Amazon.  It really does happen!

        1. Barack James profile image89
          Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Sallybea, it happens. Havent tried ebay though my ebay account is active, will give it a try soonest

          1. sallybea profile image97
            sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Definitely worth a go, try to make sure that your ads reflect the products which you are using or talking about.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image79
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    Congratulations James, that is a large jump. I sure wish that I could make mine.

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The Examiner, finally its not a big deal. You will sure make seval. Thanks alot.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image79
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You are welcome James. May you earn more.

  5. Cardia profile image92
    Cardiaposted 2 years ago

    Congrats! It's always a nice feeling to see an Amazon sale. I don't get them very often but when I do, I'm very happy. Wishing you lots of continued success!

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Lots of thanks Cardia:)

  6. Jocelyn Rain profile image77
    Jocelyn Rainposted 2 years ago

    Any more advice you could offer would be appreciated. I am new to the site, so I don't have myself established much on here. But i'm all ears for any tricks or tips for making sales, I hope I can make one in the future. Congrats by the way!

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Jocelyn Rain. Just keep posting informative hubs with relevant products on Amazon or ebay caps. Sales will eventual take place

  7. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 2 years ago

    Congratulations! It's always good to make a sale.

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, it feels good NateB11.. many thanks.

  8. Diana Abrahamson profile image80
    Diana Abrahamsonposted 2 years ago

    Well done..there is hope for all of us too!

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Diana, lots of hope indeed for all hubbers especially new hubbers.

  9. Rana Pecarski profile image83
    Rana Pecarskiposted 2 years ago

    that's great! I'm new and get a little discouraged here sometimes, so this is encouraging news.

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Rana, dont get discouraged. I too was discouraged sometimes back but I got up right back after realising I made a good commission through hp and Amazon two days ago..keep going!

  10. motivationsblog profile image88
    motivationsblogposted 2 years ago

    Big Congrats to you Barack James! I know how you are feeling because I received my first one on Cinco de Mayo! I was totally in shock since I'm so new to HubPages. Many, Many, Many more to you and to myself. Celebrate this weekend, cheers to you. smile

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Many thanks Motivationblog...congrats to you too:-)

  11. incomeguru profile image91
    incomeguruposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations! I need my own share of the money. Lol

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks incomeguru, you must be making lots of income:)

  12. Thelma Alberts profile image82
    Thelma Albertsposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Cheers to many more sales in the future.

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Thelma, need to work extra hard to make more and more sales

  13. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 2 years ago

    I have made some decent sales on Amazon, too.  I wonder about eBay, though.  I never know what to advertise because the products I advertise may be gone by the time someone clicks on the Ad. 
    Do you folks change the ads for eBay often??

    1. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      In my opinion, by far Amazon is the superior program.  I only have one eBay capsule in a hub that I keep there because the item is from a specific seller who sells something directly related to my hub that isn't on Amazon.  It's something made in the US that this seller personalizes for those who order it and it is on a "buy it now"  not bid style listing. 

      Otherwise, unless it's a very specialty item and extremely related to the hub material I wouldn't even bother with eBay.   When they changed their program a couple of years back it really went downhill quickly.

  14. Barack James profile image89
    Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago

    Mary615, haven't tried eBay and am not so sure how it works. However, I think eBay works the same as Amazon and may not change their ads that often. There are lots of hubbers that use eBay caps on their hubs, let them help in clarifying this.

  15. littlething profile image85
    littlethingposted 2 years ago

    Congrats! I'm looking forward to my first sale. Here's to many more sales!

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks littlething, I wish you success in Hubpages:-)

  16. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 2 years ago

    First of all, congrats to Barack James! I'm sure it is the first of many Amazon sales!

    Second, for those who are asking, here is a forum thread with some great advice regarding optimizing your HP articles for Amazon sales. Keep in mind that with the new "Spammy Elements" hoops to jump through, some of the advice is outdated. Do what you can to follow the advice given in this forum thread while also keeping your hubs free of spammy elements, and also follow the new guidelines regarding product review hubs.

    For what its worth: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/120197

    My main piece of advice is to write about products which you personally have used and loved, or that have solved a problem for you. If a product has helped you, chances are it can help someone else, and your recommendation/opinion will ring true if you are writing about a product you really like. Also, include any negatives as well as positives, but explain the reasons why the positives outweigh the negatives for you.

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you SmartAndFun for the good information to hubpages community as a whole:)

  17. Benny01 profile image43
    Benny01posted 2 years ago

    I would be happy to accomplish such a milestone in hubpages, I haven't even got my first pay out in hubpages but I am holding my faith up that one day it would be my turn. I am happy for you dear colleague, enjoy!

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Benny01, thanks alot. Keep up with the same spirit and never give up. Soon you will be smiling all the way to your bank:-)

  18. Zhivko Stanev profile image83
    Zhivko Stanevposted 2 years ago

    Good job, hope that is just the first of many more to come. smile

    1. Barack James profile image89
      Barack Jamesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes Stanev, am hopping for more:-) thanks alot!

 
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