Amazon Earnings

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  1. AnupamaR profile image92
    AnupamaRposted 7 weeks ago

    Made Amazon earnings for the first time. However, the link shows a book I don't remember posting in any of my articles. Is it possible to earn commission through my article for a book I didn't post a link to? I did read in another thread that any purchase made after clicking my link would earn me commission. Is this right?

  2. theraggededge profile image86
    theraggededgeposted 7 weeks ago

    Yes, it's the click-through that counts. Whenever anyone clicks on your link, Amazon puts a cookie on their browser which lasts for 24 hrs (I think). If they purchase anything during that time you will get commission smile Of course, you have to share it with HubPages.

    1. AnupamaR profile image92
      AnupamaRposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Oh,ok! Thanks a lot! It's not much. Still was happy to see something on the Amazon earnings column:-)

  3. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 7 weeks ago

    You can also use Amazon UK links and not have to share the earnings.

    1. AnupamaR profile image92
      AnupamaRposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Oh! really? Didn't know that.

      1. theraggededge profile image86
        theraggededgeposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        You can, but you'd need to write UK-specific articles and then you can't guarantee they'd use the link.

        I suppose you could add a phrase like, "If you are from the UK, click here..." but it seems a bit mercenary.

        1. AnupamaR profile image92
          AnupamaRposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Right! Don't think will post UK links. I don't write anything related to UK anyway.

          1. theraggededge profile image86
            theraggededgeposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            You'd also need an Amazon UK affiliate account.

            1. AnupamaR profile image92
              AnupamaRposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Yes. Thought as much. Thanks a lot as always!

        2. eugbug profile image96
          eugbugposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          I mostly use it for DIY articles where the topics are about things which would be specific to the UK. For instance one guide was about replacing the ball valve washer in the cold tank in an attic. I don't think these tanks are used in the US. I noticed from Google Analytics that most of the traffic was coming from the UK and Ireland too. So I placed Amazon UK links to  tools and DIY books that I use.

  4. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
    PaulGoodman67posted 6 weeks ago

    It's possible to get a windfall whereby the customer clicks on your link then goes on a spending spree and buys lots of (often unrelated) Amazon products.

    It used to happen to me fairly regularly, especially at Christmas, but it's rare nowadays. sad

    1. AnupamaR profile image92
      AnupamaRposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      That sounds awesome! Let's hope good times return:-)

  5. Coffeequeeen profile image80
    Coffeequeeenposted 6 weeks ago

    Yes, I've noticed that too where people have bought stuff on Amazon unrelated to the article I had written.  It can be useful if the person spends a lot of money I guess!

    1. AnupamaR profile image92
      AnupamaRposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Yes!

  6. Solaras profile image96
    Solarasposted 6 weeks ago

    I got a $19 commision about 45 days ago on an unrelated item. So far it has not been returned.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
      PaulGoodman67posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      At one time, I earned a four figure sum from Amazon every month and that was after HP had already taken their 40 percent cut. That went on for some time.

      I don't think those days will ever return. Google and Amazon simply won't allow that to happen. My earnings now are just the crumbs left over after the big corporations have fed.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image95
        Glenn Stokposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        I had the same experience with Amazon. Almost half my HubPages  earnings were a result of Amazon revenue. But that changed too, and my overall income has dwindled significantly. I don’t see how those days will ever return either.

      2. Solaras profile image96
        Solarasposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Yes, back in the day half my earnings came from Amazon, but it became impossible to add products to articles,  and then Amazon cut their commission rates. Now, I typically earn enough to buy a pizza each month, so the $19 commission was a welcome surprise.

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
          PaulGoodman67posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          It certainly got way stricter with Amazon capsules, a good thing in some ways, some people were just publishing lists of Amazon capsules in the early days which was bound to p*ss off Google. It was no surprise that they introduced Panda, which was the first algo that affected Amazon earnings.

          I've never had any major issues with adding capsules but it has become more challenging. It feels like HP couldn't tighten it up much more without it becoming prohibitive.

          The root of the problem is with Amazon reducing commissions, as you say, and Google effectively undermining our ability to earn from Amazon. You generally need to get your Amazon-article in the top 3 or top 5 of the SERPs to get the clicks and that's become borderline impossible nowadays.

          I earned much more than 50% of revenue from Amazon, it was more like 85% at one time. Now, it's pitiful what I earn.

          For a time, as my Amazon earnings dived, the HP earnings made up the slack, but nowadays, both income streams are poor.

 
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