Amazon Sale - WooHoo!

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  1. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 14 months ago

    I got my first amazon sale yesterday in over a year!  I earned 79 cents!  Yee haw!  At least I know now they haven't shut down my account!  It's wacky that I'm excited over a few cents but there you have it.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, I understand how you feel.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I misspoke a bit - I got a bunch of sales right off the bat when I first started writing.  Then the Amazon links for the articles earning the money were cut and the few that I had left in other articles didn't earn anything.  So it's been over a year since I had an Amazon sale but it's still nice to know they haven't closed my account.

        1. weezyschannel profile image89
          weezyschannelposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Going to be honest with you, I had very very low Amazon sales, like maybe one every 6 months I was about ready to give up on it... This past week and a half I at least earned enough to go Run & Tell my husband that I earned something... LOL

          1. Natalie Frank profile image95
            Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Great job!  Did you do anything different or it was just luck of the draw?

            1. weezyschannel profile image89
              weezyschannelposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              No, I did absolutely nothing... I think it's hubpages switching things up a little bit because I'm telling you, I was lucky to make $2 a year from Amazon... I don't know what they've done or changed, but I hope they don't ever change it again I'm finally feeling like writing maybe be worth doing and write more articles finally

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      No matter how little, it's always nice to see some earnings.  In the right situations, Amazon can bring in some pretty good money, so keep trying.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        My content is just not generally product related so I rarely have an article that I can incorporate a product into that I have personal experience with so it's hard.  Short of books and once in a while something cooking related there aren't really any other items that would be relevant.   I really envy those people who are able to do this and are making a nice amount from it.

    3. liesl5858 profile image87
      liesl5858posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Well done! Natalie. Congratulations on your sale.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks!

    4. Miebakagh57 profile image43
      Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, Natalie, this is great news! Congratulations, and more success.

    5. Eurofile profile image97
      Eurofileposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations.  That's way more than me, as I have yet to master the earning potential of this site.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I haven't mastered it yet either.  I know that some have and hope to be one of them at some point.  There's no easy road just hard work and learning what is effective.

        1. theraggededge profile image96
          theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          It's not difficult. It's a matter of incorporating your recommendation naturally in the text, like this:

          Katja Rowell and Jenny McGlothlin, authors of Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating, suggest a five-step approach which includes...

          (whatever, choose one of their recommendations, which probably aligns with one of your suggestions anyway).

          Download the free sample offered on Kindle and find a quote that fits. Their book is also available on Kindle Unlimited if you have it -- very useful for book recommendations.

          You can take this approach to almost anything. Just think 'natural'.

    6. Christy Kirwan profile image93
      Christy Kirwanposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Accomplishments are accomplishments. Be proud!

    7. Coffeequeeen profile image83
      Coffeequeeenposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Well done.  It's always nice when you earn a few cents from the Amazon sales.  That is good news.  smile

      1. robhampton profile image93
        robhamptonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        $448.00 Amazon earnings last month. Not too shabby! I used to do pretty good when they had the eBay program too

        1. liesl5858 profile image87
          liesl5858posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Congratulations! Robhampton

          1. robhampton profile image93
            robhamptonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Sadly though this is peak season for me. It all goes away for at least 7 months out of the year. But May-Sept...raking it in. Saturday's payout exceeded $1500.00. Best ever!

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Wow, nice. My last payout briefly missed the 1k mark. One more day in the month would have done it. But August is already a low for me, lucky you that swimming pools go a few more months when compared to tomatoes haha. Nice stats on Amazon, never made that much on Amazon here on HP.

        2. Natalie Frank profile image95
          Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Wow.  What kinds of products do you include?

          1. robhampton profile image93
            robhamptonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Pool supplies. Fortunately I've had experience with almost everything pool related

        3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          This month was my best ever with Amazon, but as I said before, writing articles that include items people need but cannot easily buy at the store is one of the big secrets.  You write about maintaining, cleaning and caring for swimming pools...it's a shoo in with that topic! So many things you need when  you have one.

        4. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          eBay program, I never really liked that one. Was never good for my niche here. Made 15 bucks one day which was my most ever, the other days it was mostly pennies.

          1. Natalie Frank profile image95
            Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Wasn't around yet for the eBay program.  Would like to see some new ways of earning here.  It would be nice if there was a contest or two every so often that you could win prize money for.  I suggested this for the Mother's Day like contests - I only remember Mother's Day, Father's Day and Valentine's Day though there was no Father's Day one this year.  I thought something like first place $50 second place $25 and third place $10 with three honorable mentions for $5 apiece.  That would just mean a total of $100 laid out by HP but six different people actually winning would ultimately increase the number of articles overall by a lot more than that.  It was just a thought.  I know with a chance to win even a small amount of money I would have likely written several different articles.

          2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            One day I made over nine hundred dollars commission from ebay sales. About a week later my stats were showing negative seven hundred dollars.

            I was very mystified about it all. I did not see the minus sign in front of the seven hundred, and so, my first thought was that I'd somehow made seven hundred in addition to the prior nine hundred.

            But what seems to have happened was someone purchased 3 nice and expensive guitars. They had said to themselves, 'I'm going to like one of these much more than the other two, and then the decision will be final, and I'll return the other two.'

            LOL@Me. Well, I made two hundred bucks one day from ebay, but in the end the experience still wound up being negative in my mind.

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Oh my! That's quite an experience.

            2. Natalie Frank profile image95
              Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Oops.  It probably would have been great if they'd just bought the one guitar and you saw the $200 added.  Regardless of still making $200 when you thought you made $900 I guess it was a disappointment when you saw the -700.  But still $200 is a nice bonus.

              1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
                Wesman Todd Shawposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                I probably should have thought to mention that was the only ebay sale I recall ever making. Also, I wasn't very good at doing articles well then. So it wasn't likely ebay's fault. I wish we could still add an ebay item now.

                You can't hit a star if you don't shoot at one.

                1. Natalie Frank profile image95
                  Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  I like the last part.  Reminds me of "Reach for the moon - even if you miss you'll still end up among the stars."

    8. Mike Hardy profile image90
      Mike Hardyposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations. I only have one Hub that sports an Amazon pick pocket proof bag that I’ve used. So far no clicks.

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 14 months ago

    That's awesome!

  3. dredcuan profile image91
    dredcuanposted 14 months ago

    Congratulations! More to come!

  4. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 14 months ago

    Haha nice. If some article was making sales, you can probably add the amazon links back in there.

    1. Natalie Frank profile image95
      Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Tried a couple of times but despite the personal account they keep getting removed - they are clearly related to the content of the article but I guess only indirectly related to the title if you are going to really analyze it.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Oh, I see.

  5. gerimcclym profile image96
    gerimcclymposted 14 months ago

    Congratulations!!

  6. daydreams profile image97
    daydreamsposted 14 months ago

    Congratulations. I just got my first Amazon sale ever. I think you need to write about the right sort of topic to sell products to do well.

    1. Natalie Frank profile image95
      Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Yes I agree.  If you have a niche that people will need help with in terms of advice or how to fix something I think you are much more likely to be able to add a link and possibly make a sale.  I just keep hoping that they'll see the link and think "Hey, I've been meaning to get a . . . from Amazon" and click it then buy whatever they wanted even though it's not the product I recommended.  But so far I guess it's not happening.

  7. JohnsTrivia profile image67
    JohnsTriviaposted 14 months ago

    Congrats, Natalie! This is just the beginning:)

    I had no idea you can incorporate affiliate links into these articles...

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      That's why it's always a good idea to research the site you intend writing for. You've been here less than 24 hours. I suggest you spend the next day or so reading the articles in the Learning Center:

      https://hubpageshelp.com/

      Welcome, by the way smile

      1. JohnsTrivia profile image67
        JohnsTriviaposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Bev, much appreciated!

        Will do, there's a lot of stuff I need to familiarize myself with and, as you said, 24 hours ...  isn't enough. Or, to put it simple, i'm a bit lazy smile

        Thanks for the link and see you around!

        1. Natalie Frank profile image95
          Natalie Frankposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Just wanted to way Welcome to Hubpages.  Hope to see you around the forums.  If you need help with anything, just put a post out there and someone will answer.  It's a pretty close community and people are willing to help each other out.  Good luck!

 
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