Your first sale - How long?

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  1. Madison22 profile image60
    Madison22posted 14 years ago

    How long did it take before you to made your first amazon sale on hub pages? 4 months? 1 year? Curious.

    1. anglfire693 profile image64
      anglfire693posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't so much as made a penny on Amazon!  I haven't even had anything register with them as far as "clicks."  Which I find very hard to believe seeing how I did a series of 10 "great gift ideas for Christmas" that each list at least 50 links to amazon products, and the sites are getting very good traffic.  Plus I have amazon links on some of my other hubs. I am starting to wonder if Amazon isn't scamming somehow.  My great gift idea articles alone have had over 400 can't tell me out of 400+ views, and each view showing anywhere from 50=150 of amazons gift type products, I didn't get not one click?  Something is fishy to me.

    2. CharlesBrantley profile image59
      CharlesBrantleyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I have yet to score but then again i only have 2 hubs and have only been with you peeps for about a week.  Truth is im only posting this quote to see if it registers as a post.

    3. starme77 profile image77
      starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Just a couple of weeks actually , but then thats the only one so far I made a dollar and fourteen cents though , now I just need about 20 or so of them a day and I'l be happy happy smile

    4. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i published my first hub on July 8 and made my first Amazon sale on October 1. i have been selling one Amazon item a day since December 1st.

      1. starme77 profile image77
        starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thats awesome Cossett your rockin hopefully soon I can do the same

        1. Madison22 profile image60
          Madison22posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Thats great, good for you...It inspires me to keep on hubbing!

  2. Dr23 profile image61
    Dr23posted 14 years ago

    Only been using Amazon for 3 days and nothing so far. I'm guessing it will be a while before my first.

    1. NaomiR profile image76
      NaomiRposted 14 years ago

      It took me about 3 months and then all of a sudden, it started to snowball.

    2. Madison22 profile image60
      Madison22posted 14 years ago

      Thanks for the reply!

    3. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 14 years ago

      I've decided it does take a little time.  I'm into my thrid week.  Got about $3.50 so far and no sales yet.  Hope it'll come.  Most of what I hub is humorous.  Might not be the best topics but the most enjoyable.  Not planning on getting rich anyway.

    4. dugu profile image61
      duguposted 14 years ago

      Maybe there is more to get with adsense.

    5. profile image0
      Richard Stephenposted 14 years ago

      It took about 6 weeks to see my first sale on Amazon after writing my first hub.  That was followed by another sale 2 weeks later and things have been picking up since then.  However, those first few hubs were pretty bad and poorly monetized, if at all.  I'm still not where I want to be but I am still learning how to monetize my hubs effectively and find items that people really want to buy.

      That, of course, is one major key to success.  You can write a great hub with plenty of Amazon (or other) affiliate links but if it isn't about something that sells it is all for nothing.  Be patient, write quality hubs on topics or products of real interest and the income will come.  Good luck!

    6. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 14 years ago

      none yet been selling one month only

    7. fishtiger58 profile image68
      fishtiger58posted 14 years ago

      Still waiting.

    8. mistywild profile image61
      mistywildposted 14 years ago

      I've yet to sale anything on Amazon yet.... so I've no idea lol

    9. CharlesBrantley profile image59
      CharlesBrantleyposted 14 years ago

      Yahy now i have 2 posts!

    10. lrohner profile image68
      lrohnerposted 14 years ago

      I've only got 12 Amazon-focused hubs, but they started making money within a week or two. And they do still generate income for me just about every day.

    11. frogdropping profile image79
      frogdroppingposted 14 years ago

      I'm actually unsure how many Amazon hubs I have. I know it's not many. Anyway - I wrote a few and went back to what I know. Then Nelle offered some advice and so I began writing more.

      I don't know if it's how I've written them - I purposely sit ads at the top, then Amazon underneath - or what but I've begun to earn money from them.

      I'd like to say it's a Christmas thing but I'm unsure. I'm not selling stuff I'd consider as gifts. Or at least not regular festive fayre anyway.

      1. starme77 profile image77
        starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Try some gift baskets  thats what I wanna do  amazon has em Google Gal has a hub on gift baskets and I think shes doin pretty good with it so far

    12. Madison22 profile image60
      Madison22posted 13 years ago

      I haven't made any yet, still I'm hopeful...thanks for the reply fellow hubbers!

    13. Laura du Toit profile image76
      Laura du Toitposted 13 years ago

      My first Amazon Sale was about 4 weeks after I wrote my first hub and it was actually not from a product on my hub but from three books, not related to my subject, that the reader purchased from Amazon. Since then I have made very few sales but then again I do more informative hubs than sales hubs.

      Good luck smile

    14. Dr23 profile image61
      Dr23posted 13 years ago

      I think it only took 10 or so days to make my first sale. I got lucky and hope to ride the wave of success after sale #1.
      Now the sucker just needs to ship!

    15. Dale Mazurek profile image62
      Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

      To be honest I have no idea.  My partner takes care of the Amazon account but I see sales on our spreadsheet on almost a daily basis which is pretty good for the little effort I put into it.


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