Bumper Amazon day!!!

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  1. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    I check my Adsense twice a day and am continually refreshing till Amazon rolls over at the end of the day as well. I've finally reached the point where I might get a sale every second day or so, although no one seems to want to buy more than one or two items (c'mon, someone, go on a shopping spree!)

    I logged into Amazon tonight to discover I'd sold 11 items for the day! WOOT! Of course my first thought was that one person had purchased all of them, but upon closer inspection I discovered that I'd sold items off three different hubs (at least).

    So YAY! Keep at it and it will eventually happen. That said I probably just jinxed myself and won't get any more sales for the rest of the week.

    (By the way I have about 85 sales hubs at this point in time, to put it in perspective.)

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's wonderful - well done! I'm seeing a nice upswing in Amazon sales with the Christmas season just starting - quick question thuogh - how do you tell which hubs are actually selling???

      1. profile image0
        EmpressFelicityposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Unfortunately, you can't - unless what you've sold is featured on one of your hubs I suppose.

        Congratulations WryLilt - this is my best Amazon month so far too.  Most items I've ever sold in one day is 12 - but they were only $1.99 each, worse luck!

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          It's those small items that push your sales earning percentage up. Bring them on, I say!

      2. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        The only two ways are:

        1. Check which items sold through product links. For instance tonight I sold three items  I know are listed on three different hubs I have, meaning people clicked through and bought from those hubs. If you see where it says "Purchased through product link" you can also check this.

        2. Trackers - you can create a tracker for each account. I have sales hubs on this account and on another account. I can see which account is sending the most sales.

        Unfortunately you can't get much more specific than that.

        1. SimeyC profile image90
          SimeyCposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks - I see there are ways to add Javascript to sites like blogger to get more info, but we're not able to do this on Hubpages - ah well, thanks for answering!

    2. tritrain profile image70
      tritrainposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You may want to expand out and build 1 or more Amazon Affiliate stores.

      Check out my Fresh Store Builder review.  Seriously, it's worth it.

    3. authorfriendly profile image63
      authorfriendlyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Does anyone have a hub or other link about writing product focussed hubs? And a related question, it would seem like a good idea to put a picture of the product on the page but its not creative commons is it?

      1. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I believe this hub by Susana S may help: http://hubpages.com/hub/amazon-affiliat … cts-online

        Also, I usually put a larger picture of an item beside the Amazon item itself.

        I find that if people visit the page and see a picture of a gorgeous item they can't buy they're more inclined to go elsewhere - That's why I try and only use pictures of items they can buy on my sales hubs.

    4. Laura Marie profile image62
      Laura Marieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats!! My Amazon has been great this month too. I have been getting $12 commission these past few days taking me over $100 for the month. So excited what my total will be tomorrow smile

  2. travelespresso profile image69
    travelespressoposted 12 years ago

    AWESOME WryLilt.  You deserve every success.  Congratulations and may the same happen tomorrow and tomorrow etc.

  3. Wendy Krick profile image67
    Wendy Krickposted 12 years ago

    That's awesome WryLilt! I have a feeling it is going to be a great holiday season!

  4. Lily Rose profile image85
    Lily Roseposted 12 years ago

    I just love seeing those heavy sales days - good for you WryLilt! 

    I've had a few shopping sprees this month and my average total income (Amazon & AdSense combined) has already doubled and the month is only half way gone!  A couple of days ago I sold $1400 worth of computer software - $98 commission right there!  I just wish every month was like this...

  5. Mikeydoes profile image45
    Mikeydoesposted 12 years ago

    Very nice! I sold something on Amazon last night too, but too bad it only made me 20 cents!

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I remember my first few 20c commission sales. Don't worry, with the number of product hubs you've started doing I think you'll be picking up some nice sales in a few months.

      I did a 30 day challenge of sales hubs back in July and since then my Amazon sales have slowly climbed higher and higher.

  6. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    Way to go, Wry!  It's fun watching the Amazon sales when you can actually see what people are doing - I sold 8 Charlie Brown DVD's the other day, which I certainly didn't advertise.  As you say, someone went on a shopping spree!

    It's been good for me, too.  Not in your class (18 sales this month) but far better than I've seen before.

  7. Spacey Gracey profile image40
    Spacey Graceyposted 12 years ago

    Congratulations honey this is just the beginning I'm sure.

    I too had my highest selling day on Amazon yesterday so I am very happy.

    You know so much more about the reporting than I do - so hope you don't mind me asking a question:

    What does 'product link clicks', 'and items ordered through product links' actually mean? The product link clicks column is almost always zero in my report. And the items ordered through product links only make about 20% of my sales.

    I am sure if I could get my head around what that means it would be useful in helping me make more money.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I only know more because I'm trying to figure out if there's any secret ways to beat you. tongue lolol

      Basically, say you display a purple playpen and a pink playpen on your hub, and someone clicks it & buys a purple playpen, that would be counted as a product link click and items ordered through product links.

      However if that person clicked your purple playpen and DIDN'T buy it but went and bought a dog house, it would be counted as 'All other items ordered.'

      BASICALLY - Ordered through product links just means that they've ordered an item displayed on your hub/site.

      I guess the only way you could make use of this is, using the playpen example, if you only sold a lot of orange playpens. It would probably be an indication that it might be a better idea to remove the blue and/or purple playpen on your hub and replace it with the orange one.

      That's a very simple explanation though - since I've sold everything from jeans to a vacuum cleaner (don't have a single hub on those!), sometimes I just get to laugh at how people's minds work.

  8. Bill Manning profile image59
    Bill Manningposted 12 years ago

    Good for you! I see I've got 22 sales so far this month. From the links report they all seem to have come from my own sites. smile

  9. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    Congratulations WryLilt - it is always exciting to have good Amazon days and it is a good reward for all your hard work.  I have had an average few days on Amazon, and nothing very Christmassy is being bought.  Watch out America - you are all getting flannel shirts for Christmas!!!

  10. PurpleOne profile image82
    PurpleOneposted 12 years ago

    Congrats! That must be a great feeling. I was doing really well on Amazon (for me) last month with $27 in commission but this month so far I've only made around $6 so it must have just been a fluke. Are you more successful with Amazon or Adsense now?

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have 17 items waiting to be shipped but I doubt that will push me higher than $25-$30. So unless the rest of the month nets some really nice sales, I'm currently ahead on Adsense.

      I'm currently up to $59.11 on Adsense for the month.

      However I didn't get serious about Amazon till July, four months after I began to be a serial hubber, so I'm hoping Amazon will start equalling my Adsense in a few months.

      1. PurpleOne profile image82
        PurpleOneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Good luck! I'm hoping to write more hubs and see more money start flowing in over the next few months. We'll see. I'm only at $20 so far this month for Adsense. It seems like you'll be doing pretty well for yourself (for HP standards anyway) over the coming months or years.

  11. sagebrush_mama profile image60
    sagebrush_mamaposted 12 years ago

    That's exciting!  I've passed my last month's total, so this month is definitely looking good with both Amazon and Adsense!  Keep up the good work!

  12. Tim_511 profile image67
    Tim_511posted 12 years ago

    That is great!  Hopefully, it will keep on getting better.  I've sold 6 items this month which is definitely more than I ever have before, although I'm still pretty new and haven't written that much. 

    WryLilt, thanks for the explanation on the product links!  I'd been wondering about them as well.

  13. Mutiny92 profile image66
    Mutiny92posted 12 years ago

    nice job!  I enjoy the product hubs and am surprised how well they do for adsense as well.

  14. Dorsi profile image88
    Dorsiposted 12 years ago

    Congrats! I've been focusing more on Amazon lately and it's amazing how much traffic (and sales!) you can bring in when you focus on the right stuff.
    Congrats again!

  15. Kangaroo_Jase profile image77
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    Been averaging 40-100 sales per month for month in, month out with Amazon from July-October this year. Don't get excited by the 100 sales, alot of those are $5 products.

    November so far, haven't sold not one single product and have the highest amount of traffic launching from my Hubs to Amazon.

    But in other good news, AdSense has been going nuts big_smile

  16. Ign Andy profile image57
    Ign Andyposted 12 years ago

    Congratulation Wrylilt,
    I get good swing on Amazon sales for the last few days as well, I hope thing continue till next year or even better, forever smile

  17. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

    that's nice! I haven't made it to 11 items in one day, but I just checked yesterday and I had 7 sales. now I reached my monthly goal with 10 more days to go. also had a good adsense day yesterday. I'm almost to my second payout, it's coming much quicker than the first one.

  18. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    Update: Yesterday sold five items, one of which was a $200 baby monitor. So once that's shipped I'm thinking I'll get at least $12 in commission. Now to convince more people to buy expensive items!

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image77
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't checked, but does Amazon sell gold plated Rolls Royce's now????? anyone.............................................anyone? big_smile

      1. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Nope but if you can sell one of these you'll be doing well:

        http://www.amazon.com/3ct-Diamond-Pacif … amp;sr=8-3

  19. Ultimate Hubber profile image66
    Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years ago

    I think your post will provide me the inspiration and motivation I need to get serious about Amazon. Good luck for future sales WryLilt!

  20. thisisoli profile image74
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    Amazon sales are definitely on the increase, had my first $100 day of the festive season, looking to see that rise even higher over the next 6 weeks.

  21. Singular Investor profile image73
    Singular Investorposted 12 years ago

    In my humble experience Christmas is the big time for Amazon - so it's worth putting in a bit of extra effort between now and Christmas - with hubs about stuff people are actually likely to buy at Christmas

  22. Bill Manning profile image59
    Bill Manningposted 12 years ago

    I can't wait to see how many items I sold in the morning for today! Today should have been a very good sales day for the holiday shopping. big_smile  big_smile


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