I see that the Amazon earnings are now based on some kind of new sharing protocol. Can anyone please explain this new Amazon earnings program to me? Thanks!
Previously, the 60/40 split applied to the time your affiliate code was shown. Your code was shown 60% of the time and HubPages' code was shown 40% of the time (randomized). If a sale was made while your code was showing, you got 100% of the commission value and HubPages got $0. If, on the other hand, you made a sale during HubPages' share of impressions, HubPages got to keep 100% of the commission.
Instead, we've started splitting EVERY sale 40/60 instead of splitting by impressions. This way you can see how many sales are made total. For every sale, you get 60% of the commission and HubPages gets 40%.
I always trusted Hubpages. I may as well, as what can I do? But the new thing seems a lot more transparent and honest.
To me, it's all about incentives. You give me an incentive to drink your brand of Coffee, and I'll probably drink your Coffee.
If you give me a financial incentive to write more and better articles, with pertinent advertisements in them, and I will write more and better such articles.
I love the clarity and the simplicity of the system.
I agree. There was something less than motivating about the other system. Knowing that on the rare occasion I might make a sale there was a 40% chance all the earnings would go to HP and I'd get nothing made it so I wasn't so inspired to bother adding a link. It didn't matter that there was a 60% chance I'd keep all of it. I guess that's just one of the cognitive bias sorts of things. This system is much better - knowing that I'll get something from every sale I make means I am more motivated to think of products I have experience with that I can add into articles. Great move HP!
I like this system better as well. Most of my Amazon products were removed by staff but I may go back and reapply a few. And yes, I use these products and put in a personal note alongside them.
by Paul Edmondson 5 years ago
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by Jonathan Wylie 10 days ago
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by Crystal Tatum 7 years ago
Does the Amazon earnings program pay based on number of clicks or only when a purchase is made?
by GreenMind Guides 11 months ago
A few weeks ago my earning percentage dropped from about 10% to about 5%. Is it just me?
by Shadaan Alam 4 years ago
It is happening for the first time ever that i am seeing no amazon sales for the past 7 days. Is it me alone?
by Person of Interest 5 years ago
...recognize and not count our own clicks when we are logged in?
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