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Is Amazon really worth the trouble?

  1. lovelypaper profile image70
    lovelypaperposted 7 years ago

    I've been advertising Amazon since I started and just made $1.60. Is anyone really having much luck with this? I'm wondering if I should kill Amazon all together to make more room for Google Ads. What do you think?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You have to write product specific articles. Just adding a capsule on the off chance will not do anything.

    2. thisisoli profile image53
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just for the record it is fairly easy to make room for google without cutting back on Amazon adverts.

      What kind of traffic are you seeing? Is it enough to be xpecting click throughs and conversions?

    3. waynet profile image49
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      For something to work you have to stick with it for awhile and persist or else what's the point in trying in the first place.

      Amazon brings me over $500 a month, some months during the obvious seasonal times bring in more, my highest month being $965, although not all from hubpages, it still is worth doing, because you never know when someone is going to order a big ticket item, so the more webpages you have with the opportunity to show relevant offers, the better you will do!

      The first year and a half with Amazon I didn't earn anything, but then I started to schedule and plan tasks that would form a goal end result and this has been useful thus far.

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        well done you, so your persistent paid off, wow

  2. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I receive very nice payments every month from Amazon. In fact, I make much more from them than I do from Google.

    I have hubs geared towards Google and others geared towards Amazon because there is a marketing science behind it. Take a look at Nelle Hoxie's hubs--she's the resident Amazon/eBay expert.

    1. salt profile image60
      saltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks, Ill look at that one, I am too scared to look at my amazon page incase I see no change in it and am disappointed, maybe I should think of it the other way, that is, that there is no change and be surprised if there is something good.

  3. Flightkeeper profile image73
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Lovely, it is worth it to be in Amazon, especially during the holidays. You will find it very worthwhile to stick to it.

  4. fresnavee profile image57
    fresnaveeposted 7 years ago

    It is, but only if you follow the above posers' (repliers'?) advice. Make hubs about products and make A LOT of them. From what I have seen and read it is very much possible to make money from Amazon Affiliate commissions. The amount you make off each item tends to be low ($less than $3 is what I have read) so don't give up.

  5. Eleanor's Words profile image87
    Eleanor's Wordsposted 7 years ago

    I have some hubs geared towards Amazon, yet I was wondering if it was worth it because I understand that the majority of people have their computer security set so high that the cookies are disabled. That is even true for my own computer, as if I look at my own hubs I have a little thing at the bottom of the screen that tells me cookies have been disabled...what do people think?

    1. kephrira profile image59
      kephriraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think Amazon have a really short cookie life anyway. But you can make money from it. On hubpages I make almost as much from amazon as from google.

      1. Eleanor's Words profile image87
        Eleanor's Wordsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, that's reassuring

  6. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I'm not a prolific hubber, with only 33 or so hubs. But 12 of them are geared for Amazon sales, and 10 of them make me money every month. My commissions range from $1.00 to $10.00+ on each product. If you select the right compensation structure, the more items you sell in a month, the higher the commission percentage. 

    I haven't had an issue from disabling of cookies,and I haven't had to write a million hubs to make a decent amount of money. (Although I really should, now that I think about it.) It really is about doing a bit of research to find out which items you can rank highly with in the search engines, writing the right type of text and selecting the right products.

    Oh--and Flightkeeper is SO right about the holidays! smile

  7. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I only have a few hubs that are geared towards an amazon sale, but have put amazon ads on all of them anyway.  I never realized that if I don't use a space for Amazon, it would be used for a google ad, or am I once more misunderstanding?

  8. Susana S profile image92
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    As everyone else is saying Amazon can be very good when the hubs are product orientated. Since I decided to focus on writing more of them, I've been making a good monthly income from amazon. Don't give up! Just learn more about how to make your amazon hubs better and also get more search engine traffic to them.

  9. climberjames profile image56
    climberjamesposted 7 years ago

    Not had much luck with Amazon, guess I'm not a salesman . . .

  10. thisisoli profile image53
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I make 5 figure off Amazon every year, a nice chunk of which is off Hubpages.

    Earnign with Amazon is a definate possibility, just keep at it.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    I’ve had zero luck with Amazon.

    I suspect that previous poster, Mark Knowles, has it exactly right: ”You have to write product specific articles. Just adding a capsule on the off chance will not do anything.”

    1. thisisoli profile image53
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't write product specific very often, I find top ten articles work well, and mention several related products.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, thisisoli. That definitely sounds like it’s worth a shot. I will try it.

  12. katiem2 profile image56
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    Don't forget affiliate products, some of my top hubs sell more affiliate products than anything.  I get a sweet clickbank check like clock work, loving the affiliate cash, just saying diverse your earnings potential. smile

    1. Glenn Raymond profile image58
      Glenn Raymondposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I doubt it, google is not.  Because I live in Colorado I can't even be an Amazon affiliate.

    2. climberjames profile image56
      climberjamesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      katiem2 - Hi, how do you manage to shift clickbank products? I gave CB about 2 months and never sold an item trying Twitter, blogging an YouTube. I Tried on HubPages and still no luck for example: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Best-WordPr … r-Socrates

      Thanks, James smile

      1. katiem2 profile image56
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I've written thousands of articles and have my own website, I blog a bit, do hubpages and many other sites all of which has been on the burner for a few years...  I didn't make money until after about six months and many articles.  Also I stick to a limited amount of products and have a different pen name and profile for each product.  smile

        1. climberjames profile image56
          climberjamesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ahh perhaps I shouldn't have given up so quickly!

          Thanks big_smile

  13. Spacey Gracey profile image61
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    Oh I am bad at numbers - Oli - I just read your post and thought 'if Oli only makes a few thousand a year, this sucks, maybe I need to give up'...... then waited while the penny dropped and my head visualised the extra figure.

    1. thisisoli profile image53
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      haha don't worry Grace, there is always hope!

  14. kirstenblog profile image75
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Wen I started here I tried adding amazon ads to any hub where I could make some logic of it. I had very meager traffic through to amazon (maybe 1 person a week, or less) and gave to focus more on google. When the holiday hit I found I had made my first sale and tried writing for amazon again. I cannot say I have all that many amazon geared hubs (maybe 20 decent ones hmm) and this month so far I have made 10 sales worth about the same in $'s. I can't image many people would experience enough of a loss in google earnings with amazon ads to make dropping the potential for sales with amazon worth it. My two pence from my experience smile

  15. lovelypaper profile image70
    lovelypaperposted 7 years ago

    Ok, I'm getting alot of encourement to keep going. I'm not really that into making alot of money but it's worth a try.

  16. profile image57
    ellinorposted 7 years ago

    So far I have posted 30 hubs,and i have not made a sale yet on amazone .But i do keep trying and maybe i will succed!

    1. thisisoli profile image53
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's not about the number of hubs you write, it's abotu the traffic you receive.

      1. lovelypaper profile image70
        lovelypaperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You are right, thisisoli. The content and quality is most important.

  17. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    this is truly a helpful thread thanks

  18. climberjames profile image56
    climberjamesposted 7 years ago

    Following my moaning yesterday about zero Clickbank earnings I just checked my account for the first time in ages and I made my first $35 sale and it was based on a Hub big_smile Faith restored . .

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hooray for you, where's the picture of you climbing gone........  i will read the hub, i need to learn how you guys earn money.

      1. thisisoli profile image53
        thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        hehe, research, dedication, patience, and a little luck tongue

        1. climberjames profile image56
          climberjamesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          True mate! Gonna get some CB product research done this weekend big_smile

  19. jondav profile image65
    jondavposted 7 years ago

    This thread is really good - i was wondering if Amazon was worth it or not.

    Thanks to everyone.

  20. MM Del Rosario profile image83
    MM Del Rosarioposted 7 years ago

    My just received my first AMAZON gift certificate of $34.40 !!!

 
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