Fun $300 Amazon Sale

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    I sold a jamon seranno (Spanish Ham) and a jamon seranno holder for about a $300 sale yesterday. So someone has money in their pocket.

    (Jamon seranno comes from a pig in a special region of Spain, where the pig is allowed to wander and eat all Spanish nuts that it wants. So the ham has a nutty flavor unique to this brand.)

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image76
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Great stuff smile

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this



      my amazon Total Items Shipped is 14 and Ordered Items is 21, Clicks is 194 and Conversion is 10.82%. i have no idea what all of that means, but i am happy just to be selling stuff, and my adsense is really picking up too. i think because of the hub challenge and holidays. someday i hope to earn half as much as Nelle, that is phenomenal. congrats everyone!

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    lynnechandlerposted 13 years ago

    Yep some are spending. I sold a total  of 10 items at Amazon over the weekend.

  3. livewithrichard profile image74
    livewithrichardposted 13 years ago

    Cool Nelle, I had a big Amazon day yesterday too. I sold 2 pair of B&O A8 headphones at $160 each.  Actually having a very good Amazon and Ebay month.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    livewithrichard and lynnechandler - great to hear you guys are having a great month too.

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    lynnechandlerposted 13 years ago

    My Amazon is the first sales I have made since coming to HubPages so I am very excited and hopeful that this coming weekend will be even more profitable.

  6. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    Ive been selling lots of vitamins 20-40 a bottle, its starting to add up...maybe people think they can eat whatever they want as long as they take some vitamins?

    Im not talking diet pills!..just vitamins on my vegetarian health articles..who woulda thought...congrats on the sales all round...hoping a big holiday season for all

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    WayneAnsellposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Nelle. As you know, I am a fan. I check out all your new hubs. I try and learn from you.

    Also, I had my first amazon sell yesterday. $40.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image84
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    wow, that's great.

    I have not made one amazon sale. sad

  9. N. Ramius profile image75
    N. Ramiusposted 13 years ago

    I made my third Amazon sale ever,a $100 sale on a product completely unrelated to my hubs. It was for an Indo Board this past weekend.

  10. Lily Rose profile image82
    Lily Roseposted 13 years ago

    I got my first Amazon payment today - yipee!  I didn't realize that it took so long to get a payment (today's payment was for what I made in September).  I was beginning to think that there was a threshold I had to reach first like with AdSense...makes sense, though, that maybe they wait 2 months to see if there's any product returns??

    My Amazon has been picking up steadily - $12 in September, $15 for October and already at $55 for November!  Hopefully it'll continue increasing!

  11. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 13 years ago

    You are so good with Amazon Nelle. When i was about to give up on them, i suddenly discovered i sold 7 items. Not much, but i think its a start.
    So im waiting patiently for more. smile

  12. Rik Ravado profile image87
    Rik Ravadoposted 13 years ago

    Great to share some success stories - sometimes the forums seem full of people complaining because they've been here a month and haven't earned much yet!

    I'm finding Ebay looking more promising with the pay per click (quality click pricing) - in other words I'm earning a small amount per day (more like Adsense).  Looks like it could be around a third of my Adsense earnings total.

    Anyone else noticing a positive change with Ebay?

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I actually have written only Ebay hubs for the last two months. And I can't believe how easy it is to convert! It makes my Amazon sales look puny. Alot of it is the difference between a 1 session cookie and a 7-day cookie.

      I'm loving the new PPC model as well. My ebay earnings are four times my google adsense earnings right now and the gap grows every day.

      Writing hubs for ebay is my new addiction. I know I have to diversify, but ebay is one of the most exciting programs I've found in a while. But then I read Dale Mazurek's cautionary post about getting the boot and I know that I have to keep building other sites as well.

  13. kephrira profile image59
    kephriraposted 13 years ago

    Thats must be a hell of a ham for $300.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It's the ultimate gourmet ham. It can only be called jamon serrano if it's made from those pigs scurrying around a certain region of Spain gobbling up those specific nuts. Almost every bar in Spain serves it. The ham was actually about $258 and the ham holder was the rest. When Spaniards have a party, they hang the ham on the holder and put a sharp knife beside it and the guests shave off very thin slices throughout the party. 

      Leo and I had it at a Tapas Restaurant on the inner harbor in Baltimore. Very delicious.

  14. Ultimate Hubber profile image67
    Ultimate Hubberposted 13 years ago

    Nelle, your posts in the forums keep on motivating me towards writing some hubs optimized for amazon products.
    Congratulations on the big sales!

  15. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    Everything is down for me....Amazon and Adsense....both less than half what they have been.  Glad to hear others are doing well.  Keep doing whatever it is you're doing.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh no KCC, keep thinking Valentines Day hubs. I can't decide if the Olympics are a worthwhile topic or not. SuperBowl? Snowshoes? The must have those on Ebay. What else is hot now. You've got a tween or a teenager, watch her like a hawk. Kids are always in the know about trends.

      One year, I had such a bad sales trend, I started selling cigars and cigarettes. But when it started making sales, I felt so guilty I pulled all the links and deleted the website.

  16. kirstenblog profile image81
    kirstenblogposted 13 years ago

    Cooo My jaw is on the floor and I am drooling! So the champaign is on you right? big_smile

    Seriously how did you think that one up? If its cool I would love the link so I see what you did and try to work out how I could adapt future hubs for this sort of earning big_smile
    I have had no luck with amazon yet, for the hubs I have I think I see real promise with adsense if I keep building good content but amazon feels like a mystery to me.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      okday since you asked this maybe isn't spamming the forums. Here's the link hubpages dot com/hub/gourmet-spanish-food-ham-jamom. That way I don't get any seo benefit. I found the topic because my husband and I went out for Spanish Tapas in Baltimore and I fell in love with Spanish food. Keyword research using google extenal tool is great. But a lot of the time I just follow my own experience.

      1. kirstenblog profile image81
        kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I am still blown away that amazon sells ham! Just wouldn't have imagined finding this rare and expensive ham on amazon yikes. Maybe playing around in amazon and learning just how extensive their product range is would be interesting and helpful. My interest hubs don't bring in earnings but they do attract good traffic and the occasional flattering comment smile. Never know what sort of long term benefit those hubs will bring but I wouldn't be surprised if it helped with my presence online somehow.

      2. kirstenblog profile image81
        kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        You started right out with the amazon ads! I have not even thought to try that but those pics in the ads look yummy. I always try to use a good picture to grab attention and open the visitor to giving what I write a read and with this sort of amazon ad I can see how you can possibly hit 2 birds with one stone. Grab their attention or even tap into the impulse to buy.

        You rock girl!

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          Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Nelle's moneymaking marketing tip 101. If you want to sell stuff. Then your hub should begin with the product link and end with the product link. And it should have lots of stuff in the middle. I have had certain hubbers criticize the hub style of that hub. But quite frankly if your trying to sell an expensive ham in a 1-session cookie environment - the subtle selling approach doesn't work. Yea it's not the most attractive hub. But if you type in a by a jamon serrano online, then you're more than happy to see one.

          Off to have some turkey with my mom, sister and her husband. We all live within 250 feet of each other.

          1. kirstenblog profile image81
            kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            This tip does have logic to it. I can see that a good looking amazon ad might make up for the fact that its an ad wink. I just added some pretty ads to a wood carving hub I did, some gorgeous wood carvings! Kinda pricey as well so if it gets the occasional sale that would be more then enough to be worth a few minutes I took to find the best wood carvings. I already had wood carving kits in the body of the article along with pictures of a carving I did.

            Have you done an "affiliate selling with amazon on hub pages" hub? If not could you do one pretty please big_smile. I think I could learn a lot from a hub of that nature! I keep searching for a hub like this but have not been overly impressed as many of them are for web sites not hubs and hubby does the web sites (takes him months as he is a perfectionist so I am trying to get on with stuff within my skill set until he runs out of stuff to build, then I will have a list lol)

  17. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    This is probably useful from ProBlogger … ates-tips/

    over 100K in amazon earnings

    specifically about this years holiday season … s-program/

    not sure if i could call it helpful, but it is motivating

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    BookFlameposted 13 years ago

    My hat is off to all of your successful entrepreneurs who have figured out how to profit from Amazon and eBay.  I haven't yet, but will keep trying, keeping all of your great observation s in mind.  Thanks!

  19. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    Wow Nellie, that is awesome.

    I've been selling Roaster ovens - not a lot, but enough! smile

  20. NaomiR profile image80
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    I'm gonna have to try that ham!

    I've been selling a lot of little items for the holidays, but they're adding up.

    My favorite random item that someone purchased, which wasn't on any of my hubs, is a yodeling pickle.


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