I know how to place ads, but from my success level, 1 sale in 3+ months my selction of items and or placement stinks. Anyone willing to tutor me?
You might like to read my Hub on optimizing your existing Hubs to make money - I think some of your Hubs would benefit from it.
Lrohner has a point - you will make no sales from Amazon unless you can find specific products directly related to the subject of the Hub.
The really successful Amazon Hubbers, like Nelle Hoxie, write product-focussed Hubs. For instance, they'll choose a gardening fork and write a Hub about that gardening fork and ONLY that gardening fork. Your "Ten Must Have Tools" Hub lends itself to that - you could consider splitting it up into ten different Hubs, then link them together.
I'm not good at marketing copy so I don't take that approach. However when I have an idea for a Hub, I do give some thought to what the "selling" angle might be, then search for specific products that I can relate directly to the text.
I'm bemused by the structure of your Gardening Hubs - they seem to jump around. I'm reading about petunias, then suddenly I have a couple of links to other people's Hubs so I think you've moved on - but no, if I scroll down past the next photo, there you are talking about petunias again.
By all means link to other people's Hubs using the Link Suggestion tool, but what are you hoping to gain by using the links capsule and quoting part of their Hub? You're only inviting people to leave your Hub and click on THEIR ads instead of yours. Especially if you do it plumb in the middle of your Hub.
Thank you for bringing this back to my attention. I was so excited about Hub Pages at the beginning that I tried a shot gun approach clicking and sticking in every direction. I realize with time that many of my hubs need some serious fine tuning. I intend to go back and reorganize and split these larger hubs into more focused ones. Thanks for the constructive analyzing.
I'm new to the whole Amazon affiliate experience as well. So if you should find anyone to help please let me know! lol
I don't see many hubs of yours that lend themselves to Amazon sales. IMO, you really need to dedicate the hub to marketing and selling a specific product to be successful. Nelle Hoxie is the Queen of Amazon/eBay here. You might want to take a look at a few of her hubs.
Also, run a search of forums that discuss this. There have been some great tidbits of wisdom passed around in these discussions.
Dobson when I started at hubpages, I was pathetic at amazon. I mean I had no sales for 5 and half months. It was during the 60 day challenge that I understood how to crack amazon. I would recommend you read this hub by Sunforged, it helped me immensely. last month I had 21 ordered items and this month I already have 6.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Make-Money-with … -Affiliate
And also, I agree with all the advice given by other experienced hubbers and you should really look into Mark Knowles and Nelle Hoxie hubs.
Also, go to marketsamurai.com and download their free keyword tool(Normally the full access trial will last 12 days but if you sign up for the 30 day challenge, you can extend the full access trial to 100 days)...In the keyword tool there is monetization tab which suggest you specific amazon products based on your keyword.
I hope that helps.
Well don't look at me, I've been pretty rubbish at Amazon!!!
People keep buying junk then sending it back.
It's tricky though as Amazon make most of their sales before Christmas. It could all turn out well for me this year!
One thing hubpages could do to dramatically improve our Amazon income is to allow us to link product images to product pages on Amazon - this is how a lot of professionals make $$$$'s from Amazon these days!
I sell a lot through Amazon.
I tested tutoring of amazon and a few other money making programs in Austin, I didnt get many responses though, My main goal was to give a free session, get people signed up through my affiliate codes and then charge $25 an hour for futher sessions.
I have had a couple of people take me up on th offer, but not made anything significant from it yet
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