I just checked my Amazon account and noticed i have made a sale. Though not much, it's just $3.89 as commission.
And guess what, it came from the hub i least expect would give me any sales.
So happy to be saying this.
I haven't made any Amazon sales. I've got an email from Amazon noticing that I haven't made any sales. I've made $2.50 from Google AdSense. I'm learning to post better Amazon products. I'm trying to match it up with what I'm writing about. Sometimes you don't get what you wanted but with tweaks you can get the right products.
I have no luck with Amazon but am spending this month reading up on hubs from experienced Hub Pages authors who write on the topic of earning with Amazon on HP so I can make some changes.
I had my first Amazon sale a few weeks ago when I'd just about given up, and strangely enough on a Hub that has only one Amazon ad. So, we see that Amazon sales are possible after all
congrats; that is pretty good! I think my first commission was like .12 cents? lol In fact, my average commission is only around $1-$2 per item, unless I somehow sell a big ticket item. The key is volume so I generally tend to write about cheaper items that people are more likely to buy on impulse! Plus, the competition for these items isn't that high in search engines.
Anyways, I think that is a great first sale!
congrats, it's a start!
I hardly ever check mine and I checked the other day and I had made two sales! it wasn't much $ at all, but I was happy to see clicks and at least 2 orders.
Amazon has always been trouble for me, I haven't made much the last time I checked. I did get like 5 total sales though, highest priced item must have been around $50-80 with small commissions. The commissions go up with sales, once you break like 10 or 20 or something it almost doubles.
Last month I sold 28 items, but only 24 were shipped. Now that we're in the new month, will my commission drop to 4% when they finally ship these final 4 orders?
You must be doing well with Amazons sales.
Good to know!
The 4 will carry over and sell at 4% unless you sell enough items again to qualify for a higher rate. So, it is sort of a positive thing because you now have 4 less items to worry about to increase your rate!
Also, I'm not sure if you know it, but if you reach 6% near the end of the month, ALL of that month's items (including the 4 carryover) will increase to that higher referral rate, with exception of items that calculate commissions in a different manner.
Cheers for that - so now only have to sell another 2 items this month before it increases to 6%?
@chinweike - hey 28 sales sounds exciting but isnt really. They were seed packets which are pennies to buy. I was hoping against hope that by the end of the month someone would buy something big (and I'd get the higher rate of commission) but they didn't. Ah, well...that's life
You would have to sell 3 more, as 2 more would just keep you at 4%.
Here is the affiliate referral rate chart (I'm assuming it is the same rate for all affiliates, regardless of what country you're from!)
Total Items Shipped
(All Categories except Consumer Electronics)
1 - 6 4.00%
7 - 30 6.00%
31 - 110 6.50%
111 - 320 7.00%
321 - 630 7.50%
631 - 1570 8.00%
1571 - 3130 8.25%
3131 + 8.50%
Congratulations! Amazon sales are hard to come by and the first sale is always the best.
In two years on Hubpages, I've only sold one Amazon item with a commission for 36 cents!
I really can't figure out why . . . my Google Adsense is picking up.
I don't expect a lot of sales certainly, but I'm a bit surprised it's only been one sale. If anyone wants to scan some of my Hubs and let me know, I'd be glad to listen or return a favor and review your Hubs.
I do have some Hubs in mind to write that will speak more directly to buying seasonal items like beachwear online.
Don - your hubs are better suited for adsense; they're not getting traffic from people who are looking to buy something at the time they visit.
The only way to get consistent Amazon sales is to write hubs solely for that purpose. For example, I wrote a hub on pink shower curtains and I sell about 5 pink shower curtains per month. (Not lucrative, but again, I pick small ticket items with less competition).
People that come to my product hubs are *looking to buy*, whereas on informational hubs, they are looking just for info and probably won't buy a product, just (hopefully) click on ads.
girly_girl09, can you also help me have a quick review of my hubs?
I really love the way you analysed this.
Thanks in anticipation!
chinweike - I just looked and would give you the exact same advice. If you want consistent Amazon sales, you need to write hubs that target buyers that are looking for a *specific*, I should say VERY specific type of product.
Thanks for your advice. I will start writing hubs that are ment to sale.
girly_girl09, you are an angel. I have started making sales now.
Thanks a bunchhhhhhhhh for your honest suggestion.
Thanks girly_girl09 . . . I think my sunglass Hub reflects a certain product and so does my massage lotion Hub. But I know what you're saying. Okay, your pink shower curtain statement makes me a believer to target even more specific.
In an hour or so, I'm going to post a Hub on beachwear.
I understand the product concept . . . I need to refine it.
Yeah that's what I meant, I'd need to sell 2 more, then on the next sale again...anyway I knew it was the 7th sale that increased the percentage commission. Thanks anyway:)
However, I thought the next rise was at No. 32? Not that I've ever been there!
I think i have found the key to making Amazon sales. i followed the advice given to me on this thread.
she simply asked me to do more hubs that are geared towords selling.
Three people made order yesterday from my hubs geared towords selling.
Thanks to you hublicious hubbers!
I'm going to read your Hubs . . . I still can't make a sale via Amazon even though my massage lotion Hub, beachwear, shower caddies, and sunglasses Hubs seem to be product Hubs that would sell -- something . . . even my popular business hubs i figured would sell a book now and then . . .
My Google Adsense is picking up in earnings. I do have a few more product specific Hubs to write . . . so I won't lose heart until I write about 10 that are product focused.
I wonder how in the world girly_girl thought to write a hub on pink shower curtains! The advantages of being a woman!!! I do know Nellie Hoxie has great Hubs for product sales, too.
My weakness is I'm so used to informational styles of writing.
This is great information. I just signed up with Amazon. I am learning its pretty much about writing and enjoying what I am doing. The rewards or you might say the commissions are like the lottery. Its a chance thing and a big thing if you make a few dollars. But I will keep looking for something.
My first Amazon commission was small but as time goes on they do increase. In one day I had 17 buys - don't ask me why. There was no rhyme or reason I was quite shocked but happy. You never know what will happen. Congrats!!
Wow, if there are really people out there selling 3,000 plus items per month; I need to study what they are doing!
Oh awesome I just checked and have sold a set of fake boobies for $3.60 commission, am pretty stoked as well.
Well done, thats a big commission. I've sold two items for only $1.07, so yours is really good!
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