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My First Amazon Orders!!! But.......

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    It is showing that two items have been ordered, they must have been today or last night......

    But no money is yet showing in my Amazon balance? Is this because the sale has not yet been fully processed?

    I am delighted because they have actually bought a product that I recommended through a so called 'sales page'... and I was very very close to deleting that page.

    They have bought a pair of goalkeepers gloves (soccer) which I recommended, but they have also bought a pair of shin pads too!

    This is a great feeling, but when do I find out how much I have earnt?

    Wayyyhayyyyy.....

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    They don't list how much money until they have been shipped.

  3. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    I do better with adsense and ebay than I have ever with amazon.  Still waiting for reach my pay out with amazon.  However, I probably could try writing more hubs targeted on specific products, which is probably something I should try.

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for your replies....

    I just had a look at the items, both low value, I think I will get about 71 cents....

    But hell, I'm still delighted that I actually managed to sell an item that was recommended by me.

  5. Plants and Oils profile image86
    Plants and Oilsposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations!

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      ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Many Thanks!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    That's great news.

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      ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Many Thanks!

  7. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Just confirming that payment isnt shown until item is shipped

    might be a good time to ensure that you have payment set up the way you want it.

    Direct deposit
    check or amazon gift card

    i think it is default set to gift card

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      ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I've done that.... and set my sights high. I have chosen $200 by cheque, so at this rate I will be paid sometime in 2014!

      It costs a lot to cash a cheque in dollars in the UK, well about $20..... so that way I would be paying 10% of my earnings to deposit.

      I have a lot of sales pages to write now to achieve that!

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I've made over $500 for Amazon...I have earned $22. Oh well, better than nothing smile

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      ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      One day..... you will sell a huge diamond engagement ring!

      Its not long until christmas now, when shall we start the christmas gift ideas hubs?

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Probably a good idea to start writing Christmas hubs now.

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      ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      hhmmmm..... thats what I was thinking. This first Amazon sale has done a fair bit for my motivation.

  10. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Yes. Christmas hubs should be out there in the next few weeks.

    I love when people buy things that I've recommended, but I also love when they buy other things, cuz I still get paid. The trick is to grab the attention of folks who are shopping for SOMETHING and then lead them to Amazon. My Amazon sales are about 50% products I've referred, and 50% products they've purchased via my links but not products I've referred.

  11. livewithrichard profile image83
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    Cool, I just seen this and went to go check my Amazon status and found I had my first order too... cool beans.  I was beginning to second guess my use of Amazon.

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      ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Same here! Just a week ago I started a thread to discuss the pros and cons of having Amazon.... but a few more orders would make me a huge pro-Amazon hubber!

  12. sunstreeks profile image79
    sunstreeksposted 8 years ago

    Congrats on your first sales.

    Amazon can be a good part of online earnings from hubpages if you write hubs here and there that are solely geared towards amazon items.

    My method is to browse through Amazon for products I think are sellable but not market saturated, do a little research using adwords to see what keywords are profitable relating to the product and which ones are being searched for and then write the hub using these keywords. I try not to write about specific items, but about what the item is. IE: Instead of writing about a specific Black and Decker juicer, write about juicers in general, recipes to use with juicers, or highlights of various different juicers. Specific products will stop being purchased eventually, but juicers will be around a long time.

    This gives your hub longevity. Without trying, you can do pretty well with adsense too if there are good ads matching your hubs since your hub is geared towards a "buying decision"

    I started doing this in March and went from under $10 a month  to now bringing in at least $50 a month just from Amazon.

    Oh ya and FYI: I switched to direct deposit for payments after my first. Am not a fan of a $15 check cutting fee.

    1. livewithrichard profile image83
      livewithrichardposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's great, thanks for sharing.  By the way, not sure you got my message before but I linked one of your hubs to my Guide to backlinks.  Hope you're getting the traffic I am.. that hub has had a hub score between 94 and 99 for the last 2 weeks. smile

      1. sunstreeks profile image79
        sunstreeksposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the link smile

  13. NaomiR profile image87
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    Very cool! I've gotten a lot of Amazon clicks, but still no purchases yet.

 
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