Seems like we should have a spot for valid experience and insights into the program, since the new model is so well, new, its really hard to find trustworthy info and data.
Heres an attempt for a localized place to share
Anyways, speaking of new, Did you notice the new dashboard they released today! Way more detailed and useful info now. Im digging it.
Just went to have a look - I like it, although I'm not sure what to do with it!
I'm realizing I really need to do some more research on the whole eBay thing. After all, I have three sites that depend on it! I confess I got a bit lost when it went to QPC, but as my income has kept chugging along quietly, I haven't tried to make sense of how it all works.
Time I got my finger out - can you suggest where's the best place to start? Is there a guru with a good blog about this?
No, I dont believe there is a good blog about the "new" ePn. There are some bloggers who post their progression and the difference between the old model and the new model on their earnings but nothing to enlightening.
The big earners are understandably mum.
There is just the ePn boards as far as I have found. I was hoping we could get something started here.
Well, I'm not going to have much to contribute! My three sites are earning around $150 a month in total, so I'm very small beer.
The category tool is flummoxing me, though - I definitely need to go through that transaction report. I made $70 on car parts???
I don't earn a huge amount on the ePN network so can't really say too much on the subject till I research it some more!
I am starting to experiment though, my first big mistake was putting products up which are low value, and I think it may have had a negative effect on my earnings per click.
I stuck with Amazon for a long time, but I know some people have had a lot of success with it, so I do want to explore it a little more!
little tidbit from the ePn blog:
With eBay’s quality click pricing, eBay’s winning bid revenue (WBR) is a major factor in determining the payout, and we’ve recently seen WBR for iPad’s ranging from $25 to $75. Some publishers promoting the iPad during its first week saw the equivalent of 80% or more of this WBR come back to them in the form of commissions.
I recently sold 1600USD in one day - my immediate payout was under 12USD! but, my epc shot up 26 cents - if that amount stays around for even a week, ill make far more than I would have as an amazon sale. *crossing my fingers*
Thought I understood ePN, but you make me wonder.
Did you get $12 upfront - plus epc money?
I haven't gotten upfront money, but I did have a couple good days that jumped my epc to .21 for 3 days, then fell back to an average of about .17 -.19. My wb/bin ratio is decent and my category ratio is about 60%, which means I am directing fairly targeted traffic.
I also have been unable to find a good forum/blog for ePN. It seems to be either FAQ-type ePN sites or grousers that complain about the payout method switch.
From what I have read, I am still very small potatoes in the ePN field. Sounds like some affiliates are doing so well that ePN allowed them to stay with the old payout system, and there were references to affiliates with a .40 epc.
The only "tips" that seem valid are the ones that stress building your content/links to direct your readers to specific ebay products instead of search pages or ebay home pages.
And with the new qpc system I have dropped my ebay account sign-up links and gone to straight targeted product links.
When a couple of weeks back I sold a used rolex for 2.5K (from a speeding tickets site ) my epc shoot through the roof to more than 0.6 - but it did not stay there more than a few days. Nice chunk of change though
Oh, and I too don't understand what did you mean by $12 immediate payout...
Yes, the whole quality click pricing is interesting to say the least. Although I find it frustrating to follow or understand, and my click amount is very low, I still am making more on Ebay then on Amazon. I figure that it is just a matter of increasing my quality clicks, mostly from Hubpages right now.
Sorry Misha, what do you mean "to more than 0.6"? 0.6 of what?
as in my earnings for the day were only $12 - my QCP didnt really sky rocket until the next days earnings
I cant call 12 average, but its by no means the best. Its not unusual to hit double digits, but I have some pretty consistent sales in the 50 -75 range. Ive been send 3-6k gross to ebay monthly this year.
But as a plus - a few days later, I only sent $10.00 gross and cleared 20 in QCP earnings - Im pretty sure that sale will exceed the earnings I would have made from Amazon - at least thats my hope.
It hard to tell since ePn is announcing reporting lag until tuesday
BTW - Hubpages is NOT responsible for any great majority of my sales ..Im hoping to rectify that though
Well, my click rate is way lower than you but I am not yet getting 100 clicks a day. Nor am I selling high priced items. I am working on diversifying what type of customers I am sending to Ebay right now, but I will say that my customers are targeted to the landing pages pretty well, and primarily seem to be buying what they landed on the pages for.
Almost all of my links go directly to a product page.
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