Amazon affiliates is a referral program. You earn when someone purchases something from Amazon. So it's very different from AdSense (where you earn money from a click) or the HubPages Ad Program (where you earn money for each view).
Let's say Bob visits your Hub about Blue Widgets. He clicks on an Amazon affiliate link about Blue Widgets. While he's there, he buys something. Doesn't matter what; as long as he purchases it within 24 hours of clicking your link. You get a commission (~4% to 6%, depending on how many items you refer in a month).
Depending on what you're promoting, this can be amazingly profitable. But, before you see any results you'll need a decent level of traffic to a hub promoting Amazon products - because only a small percentage of readers will click the link, and a small percentage of them will actually purchase something.
by Keith Ham4 years ago
I've never generated a cent from these two programs and they've also never really worked properly. Constantly my adsense claims its active then I'm not approved, then it just mucks up everything. I'm not making any...
by Whitney10 years ago
Ok, so today I noticed that for the past several months, since I've been at HubPages, my amazon affiliates ID was wrong... I somehow managed a "!" at the end of my ID. But, I could have sworn that it was there...
by caninecrtitics7 years ago
I have amazon sales always buy now and now the only sales i'm seeing are from my website nothing from hubpages links. Anyone else seeing this. Or have any suggestions on what to do. I've check each channel...
by RKM5036195 years ago
Does anyone actually make money with the Amazon Affiliates program? If so, what's the key?I've been hubbing since last April, and haven't had a single person purchase anything via my Amazon listings. Other hubbers claim...
by GlenR7 months ago
I'm confused. Do I need to open an Amazon affiliates account for the Amazon links in my hubs?
by LaMamaLoli8 years ago
Hello all, I have joined amazon affiliates and put in my code on the affiliates page. It says "set" and the code is highlighted light pink. My adsense line however says active and is not pink. Does this mean...
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