First SALES on Amazon!!! WOOOOOOOOOT!!!

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  1. OregonWino profile image59
    OregonWinoposted 13 years ago

    So I had decided not to put any more Amazon modules on my hubs as I was not seeing any sales etc from them...then I login today for the first time ina  couple of weeks and I had sold a chainsaw and a bunch of romance novels....what the heck?  Hehe, none of my hubs have anything to do with either of those things, but hey, I will take it!!

    How much success do people have with Amazon who are not specifically writing hubs about products to push via amazon?  i.e. how is the conversion for just "sort of" related items?

  2. CMHypno profile image83
    CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

    Patience is everything on HubPages.  Congratulations on your first sale and go back to putting Amazon capsules on your Hubs! Believe me, I had to wait a lot longer for my first Amazon sale and it is very common to sell something not remotely connected to the topic of your Hub.

    1. OregonWino profile image59
      OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome!  Yeah I am going to for sure do that!  Thank you for teh support and good luck!

    2. profile image49
      Affili Mar Pageposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly right. You have to be patience in doing all of the affiliate jobs. It is great to know that you can sell something
      that is different from your Hub's content.

  3. profile image0
    troseposted 13 years ago

    Wow, Congratulations!  I am still waiting for a sale from Amazon. Patience is a virtue....In the meantime, keep plugging away!

    1. OregonWino profile image59
      OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Will do and good luck to you as well!!!

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    shinujohn2008posted 13 years ago


  5. SandyMcCollum profile image62
    SandyMcCollumposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations! I still have yet to make an Amazon sale... (((sigh)))

  6. dyesebel10 profile image63
    dyesebel10posted 13 years ago

    Congrats!  I recently had my first Amazon sale too.  It's a webcam.

    1. OregonWino profile image59
      OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Nice!!!!  I need one of those too!!

  7. elayne001 profile image81
    elayne001posted 13 years ago

    I sold four things on Amazon so far but have not had much luck being an affiliate for ebay although I have tried. Anyone else having luck with ebay and please give advice if you don't mind. Thanks.

  8. sunbrite profile image61
    sunbriteposted 13 years ago

    That's great,congrats!!

  9. fishtiger58 profile image67
    fishtiger58posted 13 years ago

    Congrats, way to go. Feels great doesn't it? Had my first Amazon sale a week ago or so.

    1. OregonWino profile image59
      OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, it is fantastic!  Even though it was only like $5 it is still really motivating!

  10. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 13 years ago

    Don't forget that your Amazon code only appears 60% of the time. It's possible that a sale was made the other 40% while HubPages gets the revenue. So be patient and leave you Amazon ads in there, as well as eBay.  I'm having the same issues, but I'm being patient about it as I know it takes time until the traffic builds up. AdSense seems to be better, although only pennies right now. eBay works better on my business site, where I do notice that people end up buying something totally unrelated. smile

    1. OregonWino profile image59
      OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Since we are allowed to do two direct links in the article, do you think it is better to do that to try and capture more sales, even when it is one of hubpages 40% impressions?

      1. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Direct links don't go 40/60.  That's why you are limited to only two of them. Amazon or eBay capsules are not direct links to your site. They divide 40/60 so you are free to use as many as you like.

    2. Appletreedeals profile image68
      Appletreedealsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Glen I sure hope I'm right and you're wrong. I am pretty sure the 60/40 split with hubpages only applies to Google adsense impressions. NOT ebay or Amazon affiliate sales.

      I did a quick read on Hubpages "How do I make Money with Hubpages" FAQ and they seem to confirm the "60/40 impressions split" refers to Google Adsense only!

      Also, I believe an affiliate commission split with Hubpages may, (not sure), violate ebay and Amazons Affiliate programs TOS. I think that was the set-up that got BANS stores banned. (sorry, couldn't resist)

      Maybe a Hubpages Staffer could confirm which way is correct?

  11. beth811 profile image79
    beth811posted 13 years ago


    Just this month of December alone I made 11 sales in Amazon mostly from third party while the rest is from the Amazon products I included in my hubs... the first time I earned since I first joined HP in August.

  12. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 13 years ago

    Congrats. First one is always the sweetest smile.

  13. kirstenblog profile image80
    kirstenblogposted 13 years ago

    It is amazing when the amazon affiliate stuff comes to life and you start seeing sales. I find it very motivating to write more smile. Lets hope that this is the start of something big for the both of us! I tell you what, the second third and fourth sale will be every bit as exciting as this one, maybe more so as its harder to dismiss as a fluke big_smile

    1. OregonWino profile image59
      OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I hope so and I wanted to thank you for the encouragement!  I have started to write more hubs and am finding that I am writing about all kinds of stuff I would never haev anticipated!

      1. kirstenblog profile image80
        kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        It is really great to share the excitement of having all the time and work in building up a decent foundation of hubs start to pay off. I have tried optimizing for google ad sense and while I do get clicks they are often not huge payers and I think ad sense might be the harder affiliate to earn with. With amazon I am getting steady click throughs' daily which I did not have for a long time, I must assume my older hubs are starting to mature and bring in genuine traffic and my writing skills must also be improving (at least for sales). I would love to see good stats for awhile with amazon so I can work on getting a better strategy with ad sense and have more then one form of online income. In any case its awesome to have solid proof that this stuff really  can make some money and be an inspiration for others, I am sure you are an inspiration for newer members as well as being an inspiration for me! big_smile

        1. OregonWino profile image59
          OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I agree, it excitement is contagious.  It is funny that earing a couple of dollars can be so exciting...but I think it is due to us knowing that if we can make $1 we can make $1000, or $10,000 a month, we just need to do the work and get better at our craft.  I also notice that hubs really build on each other and if people like one of yours they may take a look at others as well.

          I know what you mean about Google, I have had a few clicks (1o or so at last count) and I think the one that paid the best was around $3.20..which is not bad, but it seems to be pretty random.  I am hoping that Amazon will prove to be more lucrative.

  14. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    congrats to all who made sales, and to those who havent had a sale yet, just be patient, it will come soon,

  15. bgpappa profile image78
    bgpappaposted 13 years ago

    Congrats on your first sale.  MOre to come I hope.

    I didn't sell anything on Amazon and Ebay for the longest time.  Lots of clicks, but no sales.  But after time, I began to sell quite a bit.  Enough for a few payouts actually.

    I don't write specifically for products so I don't expect that much but over time it actually adds up. Like everything else on Hubpages, patience is key.

    1. kirstenblog profile image80
      kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      And for me this is the hard work of HP, being patient! Writing is fun and usually pretty easy, being patient is a killer lol

  16. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    Oh I checked mine I had 4.80 already, I add another sales since two weeks ago, well they are not related sales in my hubs, thats good already...

  17. compu-smart profile image89
    compu-smartposted 13 years ago

    Good job!! It took me almsot 6 months to make my 1st Amazon sale and now i average a couple of sales per month! It was nice to log in the other day and see $55.00 which I made in my sleep!!big_smile

    Good luck for many more sales 4usall!smile

  18. bluesky4real profile image61
    bluesky4realposted 13 years ago

    I'm happy for you. I'm yet to make a sale on Amazon as I just started some days ago. It take a good Hub/article with great content to make people to take action. I write about decision making, efficiency and success and with great books on those topic, I should start earning in less pretty soon.

    Happy new year

    1. OregonWino profile image59
      OregonWinoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You will get there man, I am still pretty new and I just try to write when I have the time and about things that I enjoy.  Stay positive and realize that you can get paid for years on the work that you do once!!

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    sarah dawkinsposted 13 years ago

    Just wanted to say "congrats" x

  20. Casper021 profile image61
    Casper021posted 13 years ago

    Congrats, keep it up and you will have lots more sales

  21. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    I earnt (earned for the Americans out there) around $1200 off Amazon in December, can't go wrong with that!

    1. profile image0
      EmpressFelicityposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Was that just off your hubs, or from any other sites you might have as well?

      1. thisisoli profile image72
        thisisoliposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thats just off my Hubs!

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          EmpressFelicityposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Blimey - very nice too!

  22. efeguy profile image40
    efeguyposted 13 years ago

    congrats .that is the open door,more sales will come.

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    blogsiteposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations, I'm happy for you.

  24. salt profile image58
    saltposted 13 years ago


  25. KeithTax profile image72
    KeithTaxposted 13 years ago

    Good job, Oregonwino. Other's success give the rest of us hope it will happen.


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