Wow! I sold a greenhouse!

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  1. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    Am over the moon...proof that this Amazon thing really can work! I'd sold a couple of plants the week before (my first sales)- just cents in commission, but wow! a greenhouse!
    Did...em...someone here buy it?

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
      Dale Mazurekposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      That is great news and congrats are in order.

      Its just proof that persistence does pay off.

      This thread will be a testement to others who think they will never make any money.



  2. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    Good work Izzy M. Yes, "this Amazon thing" really does work! I'm with Dale, lets hope lots of people find this topic, so they'll see it does too. Thank you for sharing your success story and enthusiasm.

    I just checked some of your greenhouse and gardening hubs. They are indeed high quality sales hubs. I'm sure there will be lots of sales for gardening seasons to come.

    1. falcon64 profile image59
      falcon64posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing this!!! I am still learning.... Good luck Izzy!

  3. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    Thanks Dale and Nelle! It's really inspirational that this has happened, because now I want to write loads more Amazon hubs. I can't be an Ebay affiliate so I've only got Amazon to go on. I didn't think it was going to work for me because unlike you, Nelle, I know nothing about marketing, so I've just been sticking to products I would buy, ones that I know a bit about.
    I was a bit worried too that because most of my readership seems to come from this side of the world, that I wouldn't get much in the way of sales through an American site, but hey ho...a greenhouse!! Pity I'm still on the lower rate of commission but no matter, maybe I'll sell more in the future.

  4. TheGlassSpider profile image64
    TheGlassSpiderposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations on your sale, that is AWESOME!!!

    I am still learning, and I know there are plenty of hubs about how to use adsense and how to advertise for Amazon....that's part of the problem, there are so many great Hubs...I don't know where to start.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of good hubs for beginners, please? Or to the forum where there's probably already a list?

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Read any of Nelle's hubs. She an expert at this!

  5. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    Thanks falcon!There is hope for all of us yet. I only wrote my first amazon hub last month!

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image64
      TheGlassSpiderposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! That's even more impressive! I wish I had been the one to buy it...I could use a green house...

      As a matter of fact...I'll just pop over to your hub! wink

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I wish I could buy one myself; I'd just love a greenhouse again!

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image64
          TheGlassSpiderposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Hey! that's a beautiful hub. I'd particularly like to have that little portable one, or the one that's just less than $300.00...My freelancing's going well this year so far; if it keeps up, I might be able to afford one. Do you get a commission only if I buy (via your hub) from Amazon direct?

          ETA: Thank you for recommending Nelle! I'll have to go follow her smile

          1. IzzyM profile image87
            IzzyMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            I think you have to click on the link in my hub and buy within an hour or something. I don't know how long the cookie stays active before it times out, or if you click through my link and buy a different one. No idea sorry, but thanks for considering doing it smile
            Nelle's the expert on these things.

  6. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 14 years ago

    Nice sale! Congratulations! smile

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Ta xx
      Funny thing was, when I wrote my greenhouse ones, I was thinking along the lines of their being worth selling because of their high prices. Not that I think they are overpriced or anything, the amazon greenhouses look fab and their price is great for what you get.

      1. Cagsil profile image70
        Cagsilposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Cool cool

  7. Madison22 profile image59
    Madison22posted 14 years ago

    Awesome!! Congratulations!!

  8. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    Congrats Izzy! smile

    WTF is greenhouse anyway? Does it have a steering wheel? wink

  9. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    IzzyM you're now proof that it doesn't take a long time to start earning money at HP. And thank you for the kind words.

    Do you have adsense as well as Amazon? I'm finding now that Adense seems to be doing really well on product hubs as well.

    Gardening is a great niche - go for it.

  10. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations, I love to hear of success on Hubpages!

  11. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    Yeah I've got adsense as well. It was starting to pick up but then my traffic has all but collapsed over the past fortnight for whatever reason so obviously there's been hardly any clicks.

    Just had a thought, now that I've mentioned it maybe everyone will be putting up greenhouse hubs and that's my sales gone! <eek!>

    @misha - I wish they did have wheels I'd have brought mine out to Spain with me!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you !! Congratulations smile

  12. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    Thanks Madison and thisisoli smile

  13. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    Thanks Eaglekiwi!

  14. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    That is fantastic Issy!  Congratulations!  It is always an inspiration seeing what so many are accomplishing with their articles and hubs.  I personally appreciate you sharing your story.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers! I always got inspiration when I read of others actually selling stuff and I hope others will take heart when they read of my success. Just proves it can be done!

  15. cindyvine profile image68
    cindyvineposted 14 years ago

    That's fantastic!  I see I've just sold a radar detector and I thought that was great, but a greenhouse?  Fantastic!

  16. writer83 profile image57
    writer83posted 14 years ago

    lol - I know how you feel I sold a cole haan kindle cover , and made $10. I felt great !!! Just the fact that someone bought an item because of me was great.

  17. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    Thanks Cindy and writer.
    I'm amazed at this success and hope it isn't a one-off. Now why couldn't folk have bought seeds from me first till I got onto a higher commission rate!
    I'd have been over the moon to have sold a kindle cover or a radar detector too so well done you!

  18. Michael Willis profile image67
    Michael Willisposted 14 years ago

    That is great Izzy! I would be excited too.

  19. Susana S profile image93
    Susana Sposted 14 years ago

    Great job Izzy - may you sell many, many more! Here's to you gal - cheers smile

  20. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 14 years ago

    Congrats ~ Great to hear! I think I need to spend more time in other subjects than poetry! smile  Happy for you.

  21. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 14 years ago

    You Rock Congratulations big_smile

  22. jayjay40 profile image67
    jayjay40posted 14 years ago

    Well done Izzym A greenhouse thats brilliant, Keep up the good work

  23. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    All right Izzy! A greenhouse? Aaa you are a part of helping plants grow. big_smile That is totally cool. and nope wasn't me! lol I swear!


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