Amazon money

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  1. powers41 profile image88
    powers41posted 19 months ago

    How is everyone making money with Amazon on HubPages? Seems everyone is talking about their revenue but how?

    1. theraggededge profile image94
      theraggededgeposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Awful, this year sad

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image92
      Sherry Hewinsposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      It sounds to me like you are asking the mechanics of how to do it. On that assumption, I will answer your question. Just put an Amazon capsule on your page and put a link to an item in it, or add a text link to an Amazon product. Lately the links are more recommended, but I still use capsules sometimes. Go to your settings page and make sure that Amazon is active. That all there is to it, if someone buys the product, or even some other product, by entering Amazon through your link you will get a small commission.

      The item in the link must be directly related to the article it's in. You need to give a description of it, tell about your personal experience with it, and why you recommend it over other products. It needs to flow with the article, and not seem out of place or spammy. If you don't follow those guidelines carefully, your Amazon links will most likely be snipped. From looking at your articles, it seems like books would be a likely item to add, but again, you must detail how it relates to your article and why it would add to their knowledge of the subject.

    3. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 19 months ago

      I gave up on Amazon ages ago. I don't even bother putting Amazon stuff in my articles anymore. It was a waste of my time.

    4. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 19 months ago

      Actually I do not think anyone is talking about revenue from Amazon anymore, but lack thereof. It is a waste of time and since that company decided to treat HP with disrepect even if done properly will not earn but a few hundred per month.
      Concentrate on your writing and the earnings program.

    5. powers41 profile image88
      powers41posted 19 months ago

      Thank you for your pearls of wisdom.

    6. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
      PaulGoodman67posted 19 months ago

      It's still a reasonable earner in comparison to the ad income alone, but way down on what it used to be, for a variety of reasons, the two main ones being:

      1. Amazon drastically lowered the commission percentage rates earlier this year. It's virtually cut earnings in half, and they were already relatively low compared to previous years.

      2. Google has dealt with Amazon-orientated articles on here increasingly harshly. If you want to make any money with Amazon, you have to carefully plan the article, just throwing in a few capsules won't generally work.

      There is some good advice in this thread, but I would also recommend studying the advice that Maven/HP gives in the Learning Center. Amazon-orientated articles have to be pretty subtle nowadays to have any success.


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