When was the last time you earned anything from placing an e-Bay Ad?

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  1. sallybea profile image98
    sallybeaposted 3 years ago

    When was the last time you earned anything from placing an e-Bay Ad?

    I sometimes wonder why I bother placing e-Bay ads on my Hubs..  In the two years I have been writing here, I have never received one dime,   Is it as likely as my landing on the moon?

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  2. liladybugz26 profile image88
    liladybugz26posted 3 years ago

    I sold on Ebay for awhile to fund a trip to Las Vegas! I sold used childrens clothing and designer purses that I would purchase from thrift stores, and sold them for an amazing profit! This was before the buy-it-now came into play. It was fun, but a lot of work!

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your comment but I actually meant, when did you sell something from the e-Bay capsules on our own Hubs.

    2. liladybugz26 profile image88
      liladybugz26posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hahahahaha oooops.

  3. isharkbait profile image94
    isharkbaitposted 3 years ago

    I've never earned anything from having an e-bay ad on any of my hubs. People have gone to view the items, but I guess they never purchased them or they lost their bid. I've had much better luck with amazon, but even that is still only around $15 or so for total profit. Granted that is only for a couple of months, but still. I'm not sure if its worth the extra work to put the e-bay ads on my hubs. If that helps at all.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That helps thank you very much and i agree, I have had better luck on Amazon.

  4. PaigePixel profile image87
    PaigePixelposted 3 years ago

    I don't think she's talking about personally selling your own products on ebay, but placing ads for ebay products within your hubs, is that correct, sallybea?

    Assuming I understand you, then no, I've never sold any ebay products here or on the other writing site I'm on.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are quite right, I meant from the e-Bay capsules on hubPages.

    2. liladybugz26 profile image88
      liladybugz26posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I know. wink

  5. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 3 years ago

    I've actually had about one sale a month over the past 4 or 5 months. One of them was a large purchase, so I leave the capsules on there just encase. Can't hurt to have a few.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Alphadogg16
      I do the same and get a large number of clicks but I have never had a sale.  When we we paid for clicks I earned money on paper but never ever reached payout which meant I  never received a dime. Can't hit to have a few as you say.

  6. clivewilliams profile image85
    clivewilliamsposted 3 years ago

    earned? hah..i am still trying to get 10 views on my hubs

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I had  a look at one of your hubs - you could try adding products such as Tyres on e-Bay -  you have a great article of car Tyres.  Thanks for your comment.

  7. Organised Kaos profile image93
    Organised Kaosposted 3 years ago

    A few months ago I would've answered - OK nothing special. Few dribbling in making it worth keeping.
    Now, zip, zilc, nudda - even went and changed the items for sale and placement on my hubs.
    I believe it's due to the products being offered as auction and not a buy it now product. Who wants to bid on an item when they can buy it right there, on the same site immediately??
    Now reading that over, maybe I need to consider what people do bid on when going to ebay as apposed to buy it now, and try them.
    If that fails - see ya ebay!

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We all seem to aim to get an Adsense account so that we can place ads on our Hubs.  No one tells us that it is unlikely you will actually earn anything from them.  It could take four years to make payout from Adsense but Amazon does work for me.

  8. Cre8tor profile image99
    Cre8torposted 3 years ago

    Never. That said, I am very happy with my results from Amazon. Of course the placement will affect results however after doing both over the years, I am highly partial to Amazon and rarely go to eBay unless it's the only relate-able ad.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Cre8tor
      I completely agree with you - Amazon does work but it is a long slow ride. Thank you for your comment.

  9. john000 profile image95
    john000posted 3 years ago

    Well, I don't think it is quite that bad as your landing on the moon, but maybe as unlikely as being hit with space debris. HAHA

    I sold something from aneBay ad in October 2013. That said, clicks on those ads are pretty rare, I think. But as I say, "Any click is a good click."
    Good Luck.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      john000 - yup any click is a good click but it was better when we were actually paid for clicks on e-Bay.  I wish someone would take a good look at the earning potential for writers as most of us really care about this site. Thanks for your comment.

    2. john000 profile image95
      john000posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You're right. It seems like the minute an avenue for revenue opens up, somebody gets the great idea of taking it away. Maybe something else will open up for us to try to monetize.

  10. Zakmoonbeam profile image93
    Zakmoonbeamposted 3 years ago

    Just recently I have been making a bit of spare cash through the ebay adverts, in the last year it adds up to about $200 ish on Hubpages. The cash comes in lumps irregularly as the things that are selling seem to be relatively high value items.

    Amazon on the other hand has done nothing in several months, perhaps because of the ebay ads. It totals about $30 for the same period

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I checked out your Hubs, on subjects which I know nothing about,  but I recognize why your readers are attracted to the e-bay ads on them.  It sure does help your success rate when you are able to match the products so well to your writing.

  11. LillyGrillzit profile image77
    LillyGrillzitposted 3 years ago

    I used to make a little on Amazon Capsules (a few dollars), but our State Legislature is so shady that they feared none of us would honestly claim our income, and since Amazon wouldn't withhold taxes, they will no longer do business with Arkansas residents.

    Slowly I have been converting all my Amazon caps to e-Bay, but have never made a dime. I know with Amazon, the person had to buy on that click, or it didn't count. May be the same with e-bay. If they click on it to bid, but not buy, its gone...

    My adsense earnings are a little less than what I earn on HP.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is a shame for you as I do find that Amazon is probably the better of the two.  As for adsense I estimate that it would take me about four years to make payout.

  12. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    I gave up on eBay a long time ago, and have very few eBay capsules left.  I can't remember ever earning from them.
    On the other hand, Amazon is responsible for  more than half of my total monthly earnings in the past several months-- mostly from one hub.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I got rid of mine and then when I read that some people were quite successful with e-bay ads I added a few capsules to see what would happen.  I get lots of impressions but have never sold one item.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My feeling about eBay items is that they are often "one of a kind", You have an ad with an appropriate item, then it's sold and gone. I've never thought this was an advantage. Amazon usually has a stockpile of identical items.

  13. WryLilt profile image92
    WryLiltposted 3 years ago

    I got $16 a few weeks back. Before that I got a max of maybe 5c a day lol!

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Prior to the new system I earned on clicks but never received those earnings because they did not reach the threshold.   Makes one question why we continue to place e-Bay ads at all.

 
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