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Amazon & Ebay

  1. Karen and Lesley profile image62
    Karen and Lesleyposted 9 years ago

    So you won't fall into the same trap as we did and by that I mean reading the instructions.  We have been hubbing for about 3 months and it wasn't until very recently that we realized that we needed to sign up to Ebay and Amazon in order to get paid.  NO WONDER WE WEREN'T MAKING VERY MUCH! 0.00  Ha Ha better late than never.

  2. ngureco profile image87
    ngurecoposted 9 years ago

    Good advice here from Karen and Lesley. But I believe there are not many of us who have not signed up to Ebay and, or Amazon in order to get paid. Thank you.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Actually, I've been signed up with Amazon from the beginning and I've only made $2 - so you may not have missed out on that much.  As for eBay, the old eBay system had a rule which required you to reach a certain target in the first six months, otherwise they booted you out - so I decided not to join up until I got some decent traffic.  I've just joined the new eBay.

    Your main earnings are from Adsense.  I hope you also realised you have to sign up for Adsense!

    1. Just_Rodney profile image40
      Just_Rodneyposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      So that is why I recieved an email from Ebay, saying that they have reviewed and found me wanting.

  4. Lissie profile image81
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    Yeah Im with Marisa on this one ! $5 from Amazon last month $25 from Adsense $0 from EBay

  5. Eileen Hughes profile image82
    Eileen Hughesposted 9 years ago

    I have not earned a cent from either ebay nor amazon.  Can anyone answer my question about displaying my own articles for sale on ebay on hubs of similar topics  on our ebay capsules.....thanks.

  6. whitneyawhite profile image60
    whitneyawhiteposted 9 years ago

    I am making money from Google, but not Amazon or eBay. What do I need to do to chance that?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Me too, is all I can say!   

      The stock advice is - make sure the items displayed in the capsules are as relevant as possible to your subject.  For Amazon, you can choose the items yourself - on eBay, you have to rely on keywords. 

      I can't say it's working for me, but I keep putting the capsules in, anyway - I like the extra colour and variety they add, and I'm told the constant updating of the eBay capsule is a contribution to the freshness of the Hub in Google's eyes.

    2. getitdone profile image60
      getitdoneposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Write hubs about stuff that people are actually looking for on Ebay.  You'll do much better with both Amazon and Ebay if you write some hubs about physical products that people are searching for on Ebay or in the search engines. Amazon and Ebay are far less profitable when treated merely as a sidenote in a hub.

      You can use Ebay Pulse to look for some ideas:

      Just start looking at categories for things that you like and see what kind of stuff is popular.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Sensible answer. I knew that but have never acted on it.  I've decided my next Hub will be targetted at an eBay product to see if it works.

        In Australia, I can't get cash from Amazon either.

  7. bloggerdollar profile image34
    bloggerdollarposted 9 years ago

    I've made 22 dollars from Amazon last month I guess that's a good value. E-bay didn't accept me for their program without giving any reason. Their loss smile

  8. caspar profile image66
    casparposted 9 years ago

    I have finally started earning a bit on Amazon now that one of my older hubs which has some very relevant Amazon products on it is getting more traffic, but it was a long wait!

  9. Woody Marx profile image59
    Woody Marxposted 9 years ago

    I don't like the clutter of Amazon and E bay myself.  And if you live in Canada you cannot even transfer the money from Amazon to your bank account!  You have to buy Amazon junk to use your profit.  It's simply a pain not worth the trouble.  I wish Hub pages would try something else, or at least give more options, like Adbrite? or whatever.  (I'm not up on affiliate marketing). smile

    1. whitneyawhite profile image60
      whitneyawhiteposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for the answers!! I really appreciate it! Hopefully I can get my hits for Amazon and eBay up!


  10. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years ago

    Out of curiosity, if I was planning to buy something from E-bay or Amazon, could I go to one of my hubs and enter from there, so I get credit for it, or is that frowned upon like clicking your own google ads?

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      If your affiliate codes were attached to the page when you did it, you wouldn't get credit for it, as both those programs stop you from being able to do that.

      And if HubPages affiliate codes were attached to the page, they'd just get the money.

      So, either way, it won't earn you anything.

  11. jimmythejock profile image82
    jimmythejockposted 8 years ago

    Hi guys I wrote a hub not long ago about how to make the most from the affiliates on hubpages please feel free to take a look it may help.....jimmy

  12. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    In 2008, I averaged $25/month from Amazon and $57/month from eBay. 

    And my theories on how I did that are in a Hub too,


  13. profile image0
    multimasteryposted 8 years ago

    The commission on Ebay is very small so I wouldn't recommend it.  My main money maker has been Adsense!