Earning through Amazon and E Bay

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  1. b opinionated profile image61
    b opinionatedposted 15 years ago


    I was just wondering if anyone knew how to earn money through amazon and ebay. I supplied my affilliate I D or publisher I D and have nothing to show for it at all. Any one know whats going on or why I am seeing no results? Thanks

  2. darkside profile image67
    darksideposted 15 years ago

    You need to add the Amazon and Ebay capsules to your hubs.

    So pick complementary products to do with the topic of your hub, and stick them in there.

    I have some tips on how to do it here.

  3. darkside profile image67
    darksideposted 15 years ago

    Okay, I see you DO have Amazon Capsules in some of your hubs (btw, I LOVE The Boondock Saints!). All you got to do is wait...

    Wait for someone to be interested enough to click on one of those Amazon products. And then want it bad enough to buy it.

  4. Karen Ellis profile image60
    Karen Ellisposted 15 years ago

    Hi B,

    If you support other hubbers by visiting thier pages and commenting on them, they will in tern become your "fan" and visit your hubs.  This will drive some traffic to your pages.  Also, if you register each page with the different search engines, this will help.  There are plenty of hubs on hubpages that explain how to market your hubs, just put look for them through the search space above or in the hub/hubbers pages.

  5. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 15 years ago

    Sometime it takes time to earn with the programs. I earn regularly on Amazon, but since the switch to EPN, I've lost tons of average sales. Just make sure that you feature products that are relavent to the hub content. Hand pick ASINs from Amazon.

    Also, try blending in the affiliate capsules, instead of putting them at the end of the hub.

  6. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 15 years ago

    I have earned through ad sense, not much but a little.  Honestly I have never earned anything through ebay and amazon, so I will be shocked if that ever happens.  Mostly I just like the ebay and amazon capsules because these enhance the hubs visually.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Me too, SweetiePie.  I'm doing quite well with Adsense (hope to get my first payout pretty soon), but I've yet to earn anything on eBay and have only about $3 on Amazon.  I suppose that suggests I should ditch the eBay and Amazon capsules to encourage people to click on the Adsense ads instead, but like you, I feel they add something to the look of the Hub.

  7. Kenny Wordsmith profile image72
    Kenny Wordsmithposted 15 years ago

    After 100 hubs, I have earned nearly $2.00 from Amazon. It takes time, and if you are lucky, you will earn pots.
    Hang on till then! smile

    1. Misha profile image62
      Mishaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Kenny,
      You are luckier than me - I did not make a penny on Amazon yet big_smile

      1. Kenny Wordsmith profile image72
        Kenny Wordsmithposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the consolation, brother! Thought I made the least! big_smile

  8. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 15 years ago

    I am actually really happy with the small sum I earn from adsense, but mostly I just like writing on the hubpages anyway.  Before the hubpages I would post only in online forums, but this is such much more fun, worthwhile, and I feel like I get to share my thoughts.  That is the reward in itself, but I will wait until I get over hundred hubs as you suggested.  Thanks Kenny smile.

    1. Kenny Wordsmith profile image72
      Kenny Wordsmithposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      No, no, I hope you make lots more before you reach 100. smile

  9. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 15 years ago

    Glad to hear I am not the only one Marissa smile.

    1. Misha profile image62
      Mishaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      You are definitely not smile Many people, myself included use those capsules just for looks smile

      1. SweetiePie profile image83
        SweetiePieposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        You are probably closer to doing well on ebay though.  You seem to have the bookmarking thing down, but I see you work very hard at this.  Good job.

  10. stephhicks68 profile image89
    stephhicks68posted 15 years ago

    Add me to the mix.  I got "lucky" with a couple of Amazon capsules that paid me about $3 a piece.  But still no check yet.... Nothing at all from eBay!  With AdSense, almost there to a "paycheck" but you have to be super patient!  smile  Steph

  11. b opinionated profile image61
    b opinionatedposted 15 years ago

    WOW! Ok thanks everyone for the information. I am slowly working my way around hubpages, commenting, and adding fans. I guess as I kind of  assumed, like  anyworth  worth  while, there is  work to be done first.  In time I will get there. So far I have only had 337 impressions on adsense.  None on amazon or ebay. Time Time Time! Again thanks everyone!

  12. Mark Knowles profile image57
    Mark Knowlesposted 15 years ago

    I consistently make money with Amazon. A couple of my hubs got buried by google recently for an unknown reason but I have still made a fair amount of sales. I was making sales with ebay until the program got moved, but for anothe runknown reason, the ebay has completely dried up.

  13. frank2much profile image58
    frank2muchposted 15 years ago

    Earnings from Amazon and eBay depend on the nature of traffic. If you have traffic from Asian or African countries, there are less chances of making money with these capsules as online marketing is less common compared to european countries. I earned $2 from Amazon but these sales were made from Astore, and not from hubpages, that I created just  for fun.

  14. Mark Knowles profile image57
    Mark Knowlesposted 15 years ago

    It also depends on the nature of the hubs you produce. I don't get any traffic from Asia or Africa.

    1. frank2much profile image58
      frank2muchposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      That explains better why you make good money with Amazon and kenny don't. But Mark I am surprised you don't get any traffic from Asia or Africa, this means your hubs are mostly targeted for Europeans.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image57
        Mark Knowlesposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        No - they are mostly targeted for the U.S and the U.K, plus I get some traffic from Australia. Why would I get traffic from Asia or Africa ? Other than the usual dribs and drabs?

        1. frank2much profile image58
          frank2muchposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          I just mean that you are a professional blogger and have a high status here at hubpages. Several hubbers from Asia recieve traffic from US, UK , Australia and Canada in abundance. I can't imagine your hubs are not getting any traffic from Aisa and Africa. I'll suggest you to write something for these people also. They will get enrich from your long experience.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image57
            Mark Knowlesposted 15 years agoin reply to this

            Of course, I do get dribs and drabs from all over the world, including Asia and Africa. In other places I write, I do try and attract traffic from other places, but here, I write for the US and the UK. Mainly because, I also seek to make money from the things that I write here, and it is unlikely Amazon.nigeria will generate many sales for me big_smile

    2. embitca profile image84
      embitcaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      This absolutely key. You WILL make money from Amazon and Ebay if you are writing specifically about products and not just featuring those capsules as an afterthought. If you do product review hubs and "favorite stuff" type hubs you will make money with those affiliate programs from people shopping if you whet their appetite for that product in question -- whether that happens to be a specific camera or the entire dvd collection of a newly famous actor smile

      But if you are doing "How to" type hubs, you likely won't. Why? Because your visitor isn't shopping for something, they are looking to have a question answered and if you've answered their question satisfactorily, they won't need to buy something.

      Here's an example of what I mean. You can do a hub on "How to Raise a Puppy" or you can do a hub on "Best Books on Raising Puppies" -- which hub do you think would sell books from Amazon? smile

      Dorsi, I hope you don't mind if I use you as an example. I took a look at your hubs and noticed that you have several gardening hubs, but you don't have any hubs on what types of gardening supplies you use, or your favorite gardening books or any hubs on where to buy, for example, heirloom seeds. I think if you did a couple of gardening hubs that focused on the products that you use in your gardening - offering recommendations and reviews -- and used the Amazon and Ebay capsules to sell those products, then you would start to make somes sales with both affiliate programs.

      Also, it helps to draw more attention to the capsules. I usually like to put a text box either above, below or beside them that encourages people to actually buy stuff.

      For example, in my Medifast hub -- I have a box that suggests that if the reader is curious about what Medifast products taste like, but doesn't want to commit to a full month's order, they can find some samples to try on Ebay.

      Or in one of my tv show hubs --- I have a box that says "If you missed any of this season's episodes -- you can download it from Amazon or the DVD will be out on such and such a date and you can pre-order it now". Someone who read one of my tv hubs downloaded an entire season of a tv show and I got credit for all of it and people routinely order specific DVDs that I suggest because I've gone out of my way to recommend that they BUY them because if they don't, they are missing out LOL

      1. Whitney05 profile image84
        Whitney05posted 15 years agoin reply to this

        I think that's a possibility, but not always the case. I have a few hubs specifically about products and haven't got a sale yet- examples being my "noise cancelling headphones" hub, "prevent laptop overheating: Laptop cooling pads," and "iRobot Intelligent Robotic Vacuum" hub, which have made 1 or 2 sales between the three and all are about products.

        I do a lot of video game cheats, which I figured wouldn't get any sales because the people looking up cheats more than likely have the game already, yet I've had people buy the game from my hubs.

        Books on hubs like "How to Raise a Puppy" tend to do well, as while searching specific tips, the person may see a book you've featured. I've had sales on reptile caresheets, where people see books I've featured and they check them out and buy them. I have hubs geared towards "books about pit bulls," "pit bull videos," and "Best books about Dogs" which have not had too many sales; of the three the videos hub is the only one with sales.

        I think it's all in what you're writing, how it's written, and what products you feature.

        I will be experimenting with the idea in June, writing more hubs about products, but I haven't a clue how I'm going to go about it without reviewing products, like on the "noise cancelling headphones" hub.

  15. bloggerdollar profile image75
    bloggerdollarposted 15 years ago

    I am getting my first 100 bucks from adsense at the end of this week and somehow I managed to make 50 bucks from Amazon (Usually I sell different products from the ones listed in my hubs)

    1. frank2much profile image58
      frank2muchposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I would like to know more about other products. Do you sell these through Amazon store or from other sites?

  16. Dorsi profile image86
    Dorsiposted 15 years ago

    I've been here almost 3 months and have not sold anything on Ebay or Amazon- but I too like the visuals they add to the hub (hmm maybe they should pay us just for the great free branding they are getting...lol!!)
    On the other hand my adsense is just skipping along- I've made enough for 2 trips to Starbucks- or a little but of groceries- whichever comes first....
    But I'm happy about it. It will improve as I learn more.

  17. frank2much profile image58
    frank2muchposted 15 years ago

    Thanks embitca, your advice may help hundreds of hubbers earn some commission from sales of amazon or ebay products.

  18. alexadry profile image96
    alexadryposted 15 years ago

    My adsense is not too bad, with Amazon I did only sell 1 product and made enough money to buy a pack of gum. I do my best to put items that are correlated to the subject I write about but looks like there are not enough interested buyers sad However, as most people say it makes the hub more interesting and colorful so I will continue to add the Amazon feauture. I like to incorporate my capsules right at the beginning so they will not be missed!

  19. profile image52
    Shadowkobunposted 15 years ago

    Thanks,for all the information,everyone! I really,appreciate it!


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