No Amazon earnings for six days! At this time of the year. I've not seen anything like this for years - it's usually a really good time for me
Mine are very low but still there. Might it be related to descreased traffic/higher bounce rate this year?
Traffic is way down, almost by half. My articles normally rank highly on Google but they've sunk. I'm not sure what to do - I've changed a few titles, but it made no difference.
Amazon used to pay me around $200-$300 pm. Now lucky to get $30-$40.
Moany moany moan
Luckily, as a self-employed person, I am getting subsidised because of Covid, which is making up my earnings to 80% of usual profits so not really losing out financially.
Please tell me how to get Amazon earnings on Hubpages/ I would appreciate it.
You can add Amazon if your article references an item that is necessary to the topic, let's say it's a hub about the process of making jam and there is a certain pan that you use and would recommend.
You would mention in the text why this particular pan works well for you and perhaps include any relevant information and even a photo of it in action. Highlight the name of the pan (as it appears on Amazon) then click on the chain link in the text capsule toolbar. A pop-up will appear. You'll see an Amazon tab about halfway down. Click it and you should see the item in the list. Click it, then click Save on the pop-up.
Your anchor text should now be red with an A in front of it. However, if the article is moved to a network site it will now be just underlined with no indication it is an Amazon link - which I hope will get fixed in the near future.
If someone clicks on your link and purchased the pan - or anything else within a 24 hour period, you will eventually receive the commission in your earnings. Commission is split 60/40 hubber/Hubpages.
If you go to my profile and look at the top spinning thingy, you'll see article called, 'How to Write a Good Article for HubPages'. There's an example within it of an Amazon link to a mind-mapping book.
Hope that helps.
Hi, thank you, Bev. Do we still earn if the reader just clicks the Amazon product but did not buy it as the CPC do?
No, you only earn if they buy something. There is a built in two-month lag between the sale and when you receive your Amazon earnings. This is just in case the item is returned. Sometimes you might see a minus figure in your earnings report when there has been a return/refund.
I checked back to your articles but I haven't seen any amazon links or products. Where are they? :-)
I have one in the article Secret Life of Charles Lindbergh.
I've already seen them. They are the underlined words. I thought it is just a recommendation to buy in. I never thought that they're amazon links.
They aren't in capsules. They are in line text links. I don't put Amazon in every article I write because it's not always appropriate to do so. Check out "How to Write a Good Article for HubPages" and look under the subtitle, 'Writing to the Title'.
The reason I am using that article as an example is because it is still on HubPages so you can easily see the red A link. On the network articles it is much harder to see them as they are a very unobtrusive underline.
Me too and on my own site as well. This year has been my best year year for Amazon sales and earnings despite the reduction in commissions.
On my own site, I am doing the best I ever have on Amazon. Not here though. Even during the regular summer months where my HP income doubled year on year, Amazon was cut in half.
In my case, I think its because I write about gardening both here and on my own site and gardening became very popular thanks to the pandemic.
Interesting. My personal site is a home and kitchen site and the commission cuts on individual affiliates already happened almost a year before they were cut here on HP. I guess that and my niche not really changing (4% all the time) is the reason I am doing better on my site, but here on HP I dropped with the reduction in rates.
It is weird that we differ on Amazon here because all or most of my Amazon sales are through my gardening hubs. HP ad earnings did increase year on year as mentioned in the last post. I'll have to wait and see how Amazon on HP performs for me.
This should be the height of my Amazon sales as well and I made a measly 5 sales last month.
My traffic is terrible, but I also think it is in part related to the fact that they still have yet to change the design of the links. The Amazon links are still simply underlined words and there is no indication that it is an affiliate link at all, which I thought was required.
I'm getting Amazon sales every day. They are not expensive products, and with the reduced rate we get for sales now I am not making much, but I do get them every day.
I haven't seen any sales since Monday. Clicks are fewer than this time last year too.
I don't think many people have a lot of money to spend in this environment. I am not optimistic.
I thought you intentionally underline them, you just emphasize the books' titles. Yes, it's difficult to see.
Yes, it's probably why my Amazon sales have sunk to nothing.
If anything the number of my Amazon sales are up, but the commission is way down. Down to the tune of several hundred dollars each month compared to last year.
The change in commission rates really hurt me.
Update: 16 cents since 31st October.
Not sure what I will spend it all on.
16 wall-stickers, apparently: https://www.amazon.com/REYO-Painting-Rh … 08B8VZHDQ/
It seems like I will be able to buy myself a coffee and a half by the end of this month. HP's earnings are doing great, just talking about Amazon.
What's the average sale that you get before it got shrunk?
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