Please don't laugh at me but I am literally jumping. Within my over 2 years here in hubpages, it is only now that I have this in my Amazon Sales Report tab. That is four out of 10 items in over two years so you can imagine that in two year's time, there are many months that my sales report is empty.
@queencat, first make sure you've signed up for that part of the HP Earnings Program, otherwise you won't earn a cent! If you are, then the earnings are paid to you by HubPages along with your regular earnings, though they are usually paid a month or so later.
You are correct...it's not as simple as sit seems.
If you write a hub that is conducive to adding an Amazon ad, the ad must be placed close to capsule that discusses it.
The product must directly relate to what you are writing about, and you must describe the product in terms of your own experience with it or the experience someone you know has had.
Ads should either be full width or should be placed as in text links to the product.
Once you have a good ad, any reader who clicks on it and buys something will produce income for you. If they continue to buy via the portal they just used to enter the Amazon site, you to earn on every product they purchase.
At the end of each month your total revenue is added to your page view income and on the 28th of each month you get paid. However, Amazon takes 60 days to pay,so whatever you earn by the end of one month, you'll get two months later.
It's a bit confusing, but the main thing is to be very careful about ad placement and keep ads to a minimum.
iwrite100: Congratulations, that's amazing! No wonder you're jumping haha queencat: If a reader clicks your affiliate link and buys the product, you get a small percentage of the profit. Which means iwrite100 got a nice boost to her earnings!
Congratulations. I may do the same if I were in your position. Question regarding the amazon program (not the amazon associates) do I still need to put a capsule on my hub? Thanks. You just inspire me to put up amazon in my hubs.
Yes, you can't earn from Amazon if you don't put capsules in your Hubs. Take care, though - I suggest you read my Hub on the Basic Rules first, because there are some strict rules on how to use them. You'll find the Hub on the slider on my profile.
Marisa: That's not exactly true. I have several hubs that had Amazon capsules in them and all have been moved to the niche sites. However, I always make sure to follow your advice about using ads, which is why I don't think I've had any problems.
"you must describe the product in terms of your own experience with it "
Which is pretty much why I've never bothered .... as I buy so little, I simply don't have the experience of anything anybody else is vaguely interested in.
It never used to be like that.... in Ye Olden Days I could've researched travelling up Everest extensively and found 5 things to see on the route up Everest and photo opportunities to not miss - and then slide in an Amazon book on Climbing Everest. As I've rarely gone past the end of my own road, I now can't do that
As far as Amazon is concerned, you can choose any product you like, whether you've used it or not. It's a rule made up by HubPages, and HubPages don't have access to your Amazon account so they have no idea what you've bought.
You don't have to lie. I never say, "I've used this product" if I haven't. What I will say is something like, "I recommend this product because it's ...." or "I like this product because ....." , and I don't say that unless I've thoroughly researched the product and feel good about recommending it.
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