I signed up here 8 months ago. Then I looked for signing up for eBay. But Hubpages showed and is still showing this message "eBay has changed the terms of their affiliate program, and is not currently approving applications of people that do not operate a site on their own domain. If you have an approved ePN account you can use it on HubPages. If you do not have an ePN account, you are very unlikely to be approved by applying using your presence on HubPages. If you have a site on a domain that you own, we'd suggest applying using that site."
But I find hubbers who joined after me showing eBay adverts on their hubs. Are they using their own ePN account codes independent of Hubpages. What is the current position as to the eBay affiliate program? Please help. Thanks.
You already answered your own question with the quoted statement from the FAQ...
They have their own site and were accepted.
**Having your own site does NOT mean that you will be automatically accepted to the ePN**
Ok, so then my question is, if we have a site that generates enough traffic and that we might be approved for the ePN, can we then use that ePN on HubPages or does it have to be used on the site we applied under?
From what I have been reading on these forums, ebay may not be a "partner" you can depend on... I could be wrong...
Edit: In other words, if you wish to proceed; don’t commit too much time or money towards them at first.
I’m not thrilled with either of them, but at least Amazon won’t dump you on a moments notice; leastwise they don’t appear to be doing that yet. Opinions may vary…
Many posts say you need a 100 amazon ad clicks to get 1 amazon sale. So, if you need 100 views to get 1 ad click, and then 100 ad clicks to get 1 sale…
Google AdSense on the other hand: 100 views to get the 1 ad click; your renenue is already accomplished.
edit: Needless to say, there can be a significant variance on the CTR depending on your hub’s subject matter.
Just curious, I got turned down by Google Adsense for the reason of "Unaccepted Site Content" so if Google Adsense didn't approve me then I don't have any chance of earning?
What is the right kind of content to write about to be accepted by Google Adsense?
Please bear with me. i felt down about the result and having a sideline or another way of earning means so much to me.
Yes, you need Adsense to earn money on HubPages - you can do well with Amazon but you have to write very product-focussed Hubs.
You probably got a standard reply from Google, it doesn't mean your content isn't good. It's just that anyone from the Philippines must wait 6 months before applying for Adsense, it's a Google rule. They've had too many spammers from that part of the world, and I guess they want to be sure you're serious before they'll consider you.
That's not a huge problem - even for those who do get accepted, it takes several months before your Hubs start earning anything, anyway. It's like they have to mature first!
So my advice would be, spend the next six months learning about Hubbing and writing good Hubs. Start a blog and learn about blogging. Then when you re-apply in six months, you'll have an impressive body of work to offer them, and you'll get accepted for sure. And your content will be in a great position to start earning immediately.
that is an incredibly low estimated CTR for Amazon.
It depends what you're trying to sell. The main downside with Amazon is that it's a short cookie, so you need your readers to click on the ad and buy something immediately, otherwise you get no commission. Whereas eBay has a longer cookie, so even if the reader clicks on the ad then goes away to think about it for a few days before buying, you'll still get your money.
Thank you paradigmsearch and Marisa Right for your benign advices.
I gather from paradigmsearch's reflection that on an average 10,000 views are needed to generate a sale under Amazon.
@ paradigmsearch "I’m not thrilled with either of them, but at least Amazon won’t dump you on a moments notice; leastwise they don’t appear to be doing that yet. Opinions may vary…" Does it imply that eBay is ban-happy? Is it because of violation of terms such as Content Policy? If I sound too searchig, I may am sorry. Thanks.
There have been postings saying that ebay is closing all non-high-revenue-producing accounts.
It depends what you write. When I had just informational hubs, it took me about 40,000 views to get a sale.
Now that I have 70 product hubs, getting about 150 views across all of them, I often get between 1-3 sales a day.
If you're aiming at people who aren't in the buying mood, you're never going to sell.
Many Thanks Marisa, I was not aware of the short cookie at Amazon. What a bummer!
Imho, I thought both of your hubs were of high quality.
The only reason I can think of for them turning you down is that you just need to have more of them.
I have a self hosted blog but could not upload the code they gave to me as i am used to copying and pasting my wordpressed content onto the blog.
is there any way around this? or must i make an html page that ends with .txt like they required.
I have already created a page using my normal method of copying and pasting but did not get any response from ebay as to whether i am accepted or not.
The only message i got after doing this was a repeat of the one sent to me when i initially applied to them.
Could this mean that i have been approved?
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