It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for Amazon sales..

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  1. Michael Kismet profile image91
    Michael Kismetposted 4 years ago

    My Amazon sales really spike during the holidays and I would love to see these numbers, year-round..

    I’m certain there are more experienced Hubbers that see these figures(or better) all year..

    I would love to get some tips to make that a reality. Any useful advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Happy holidays!

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image86
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You seem to be doing OK, however the trick is to write articles that lend themselves to selling product.  That's very difficult to do unless you write about something very specific that requires items that cannot normally be found in stand alone stores. A good example would be gear to use when fishing for unusual creatures.

      1. Michael Kismet profile image91
        Michael Kismetposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        “Unless you write about something very specific that requires items that cannot normally be found in stand alone stores.”

        Exactly the type of tips I need to be exposed to..I have never thought about that angle. Thanks for the tip, TT2!

  2. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 4 years ago

    Maybe try selling portable, folding log cutting saws on your outdoor survival hub. I haven't sold any yet on my log cutting hub, but I sell lots of regular bow saws during the summer.

    1. Michael Kismet profile image91
      Michael Kismetposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I may just start a whole new hub, thanks!

      Truth be told, the majority of my Amazon sales are from just two of my hubs—classic board games and pest control. However, a good portion of sales are from visitors clicking through one of my Amazon ads and buying something completely different than the hub’s subject/topic.

      I think we have 24 hours from the time a reader clicks through to Amazon via hub, but every purchase made within that time frame we receive the commission for said purchase?

      Can someone please correct if I have that wrong?

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
    PaulGoodman67posted 4 years ago

    Christmas is by far the best time of year for Amazon sales. But it used to be a much more wonderful time for Amazon income. Amazon used to have much more generous commission percentages and it was also much easier for hubbers to get a high ranking in Google.

    I don't know what tips to give - I would love some advanced guidance myself. I think nowadays it's more about trying to encompass the links in a strongly related hub and preferably in a topic area that's not too commercial. If you are deemed as being too overt in promoting products, it's penalized. So you have to be fairly subtle.

    Sorry to be a downer. But I've largely given up on Amazon income every coming back to the old levels of a few years ago. On the positive side, Hub Ads are fairly buoyant, but they barely balance out the Amazon losses for me.

  4. Weber Collins profile image61
    Weber Collinsposted 4 years ago

    Articles with titles like "The Best ABC for XYZ" do extremely well for Amazon sales as they are easy to rank for and attract people who are in the buying cycle already..Think of who and why would search for and read the following post: "The Best Walkie Talkies For Family Use on Cruise Ships."  That's money in the bank!

  5. Jonathan Wylie profile image95
    Jonathan Wylieposted 4 years ago

    I'd say you are doing a lot better than me, and probably most people. I all but gave up on Amazon links because editors kept flagging my articles and removing links. I don't know if that is still the case or not, but they were very aggressive with this for a long time and it made me believe that they just don't want those kind of links because they appear spammy to Google. That may or may not be true. Would be interested to know if people have thoughts on that.


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