Did HubPages reduce the earmings percent by 40%?

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  1. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 4 weeks ago

    I just noticed one of my products that I promoted in a hub, has a reduced earnings.
    It was a 3rd party vendor and the comission was 8.5%.
    Now I only got 60% of the earnings. I used to get $3.74 and now I got $2.35.
    Was there an official announcement that I missed?
    This is not very nice.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Here is the screen shot...


      https://hubstatic.com/14257931_f1024.jpg

    2. Marketing Merit profile image97
      Marketing Meritposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Yes, it has been reduced, but you now get a percentage of ALL sales.

      Yes, you missed the official announcement here:
      https://hubpages.com/community/forum/33 … ram-update

      Hope this helps.

      1. jackclee lm profile image81
        jackclee lmposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        According to this announcement, the earnings should not change. In my case, it was reduced by 40%.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 4 weeks ago

    Read it again, you get a percentage of all sales, not 100% of some sales—that is the change

  3. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 4 weeks ago

    As Psycheskinner pointed out. Before you used to get 60% of the amazon impressions and HP used to get 40%. You used to get 100% of the sales on your 60%, but now you get 60% on all sales.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I understand. It also said you would get the same payout as before. It clearly is not. It is an accounting trick. The bottom line is we get less than before.

  4. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 4 weeks ago

    If someone has ten 1 liter bottles of water it does not matter if pour 6 bottles into a barrel, or pour 60% out of each bottle into a barrel.  It's 6 liters either way.

    If there is a trick it is not in that calculation. So where is it?

    I am making about the same as I did before, for the time of year.  If you are not, perhaps there is another reason.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I am not complaining about how much I make. I don’t publish for the money. I donate all of it to charity.
      Just take a look at the screen shot I posted above. I have one item that was purchased a while back and received 3.74 commission. Compared to the same Item purchased recently and got 2.35. Can you explain that?

      1. jackclee lm profile image81
        jackclee lmposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Here is the revised policy in quote...


        “Currently we display the author’s affiliate code 60% of the time and HubPages’ affiliate code 40% of the time. With this update, we will show the author’s affiliate code 100% of the time and split all earnings 60% to the author and 40% to HubPages. The result is that authors will still be making the same amount but all purchases will be listed on the Amazon Sales Report page, including the ones that would previously have been excluded because they were purchased during HubPages’ share of impressions. We will continue to honor the 10% share of earnings to authors who have recruited other authors with their referral link. We hope the extra product data will help authors to optimize Amazon sales in articles.“

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image97
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 weeks ago

    It has been explained. In two or three ways.
    You used to get 100% commission, but only 60% of the time . If the same item sold during  the other 40% of the time HP would get 100% of the commission and you would get zero.
    Now you get 60% of every sale related to your ads 100% of the time while HP gets 40%. I think it is a much more straightforward way to do it, and less likely to be manipulated. Before I always wondered what hours were “mine” and which hours were “theirs”.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Now I understand this better. I did not realize there was a time split in the past. I assumed it was done 60/40 on all sales all the time. That was the way Squidoo does it in the past. I believe it was 50/50. For hubbers that make many sales each day, this would probably lead to an average of the same revenue per month. For hubbers like me who makes very few sales, this new method would be an improvement. In the past, if I made a sale during the time HP gets the commission, I woudn’t even know it.  Thanks for explaining it.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        You got it.  And I believe that was one of the reasons the change was made - to give hubbers that don't make many sales a better shake.

      2. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Yup, that's it. I like it the way it is now. The occasional unrelated big ticket item is shared instead of HP and me playing a lotto.

      3. Rochelle Frank profile image97
        Rochelle Frankposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Yes, that's it!  I can see that I’m making more sales, but total revenue is about the same. I think it is more fair because once in a while there is a big sale and in the old system you wouldn’t even know if it happened if it was during their time.

        1. jackclee lm profile image81
          jackclee lmposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          Kudos to HubPages for making this improvement. I am glad they are adopting the Squidoo model for profit sharing.

 
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