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Applying for Ebay - Yes or No?

  1. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    I just finished my 30dc involving sales hubs. I've seen SO much information about ebay not liking article sites, not paying for article sites and closing accounts just because people weren't sending enough traffic.

    So to anyone who does use ebay. I've got about 35 'sales' hubs now. Should I apply? If not, should I wait till I have more? How many?

    Any information to help in my decision greatly appreciated!

  2. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Unfortunately, although eBay is allowing us to continue to use our ePn accounts at HP, I haven't heard of a single successful application through HP this year.

    You pretty much need to have your own site and it must be established with some existing traffic in order to be accepted.

    at least this is what Ive read in the past year of seeing threads about "not getting accepted into ePn" across multiple sites and forums.

    I got my ePn account with a single undeveloped domain and site with nothing on it but a picture of myself and a logo, lol, still not sure how that happened.

    1. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ooops forgot to add that yes I have a couple of sites with decent domain ageing and some traffic, so I (think) I'd be accepted. Just looking for advice on whether I should even bother.

      1. johnshade profile image70
        johnshadeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        just thought i will mention they are a bit stricter, I tried the sunforged empty site application and it didnt work.

        I think you should give it a go, they make you put a file in your domain file manager to check your stats

        but honestly I think ebay policy is stupid, they are losing money if  anything buy not accepting hubbers.

      2. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, it makes sense to give it a try. Some people make some good money on ebay using HP, and even more money outside of HP. smile

      3. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes definitely.  I make more money on my own sites through eBay than on all my Hubs combined. 

        Obviously, just make sure you apply using your own domains.

        1. WryLilt profile image91
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Marisa. Any idea on minimum traffic to apply though? I didn't know they actually counted it.

          Glad you're online! Forums have been boring this morning...

  3. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    WryLilt, I find placing Amazon and eBay side by side gives visitors a compraisson with two of the worlds biggest website brands. This is in my opinion a great way to sell products.

    1. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Any idea what the minimum traffic would be? That's the part that scares me about applying - getting approved because it's not enough traffic or getting kicked for not having enough clicks.

      Are we talking 10 a day? 50? 100? More?

  4. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    In my mind it's not about traffic, it's being able to convert sales. If you're seeing a steady increase in Amazon sales on your hubs and on your site and are consistently in the 6.5% to 7% tiers, then you're ready to spread your wings.

    I think that you're right to be leerie of ebay and worrying if you don't convert, then you might get the boot.

    Honestly, there are thousands of other affiliate programs. If I were you I add some of them to your other sites and learn how to write sales pitches for them.

    I work with nearly a thousand merchants now across six platforms on almost a 100 websites. It's a lot of fun! HP and adsense are just a very small part of the pie.

    1. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      At the moment I'd want to use Ebay more for hubpages sales than my own sites. I'm up to 37 hubs and hope that if I had ebay on there as well people would be less likely to bounce.

      Is that enough hubs to get serious about Ebay, Nelle?

  5. Mutiny92 profile image78
    Mutiny92posted 7 years ago

    I have applied to ePN a few times and keep getting denied.  I know you can't cite HubPages as the primary source, but I have a website that gets about 1,100 to 1,300 visits per month.  I would have thought that would have been enough. 

    Any suggestions?