Amazon just snapped!

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  1. Mikeydoes profile image75
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    To this point I was only at about $2 in Amazon earnings. Today I woke up to check my adsense earnings, and wasn't even going to bother with my Amazon.

    It says 17 ordered items and only 9 shipped. Is that more good news for me?

  2. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Shipping times vary, so some items do take longer to ship than others and Amazon won't add the commission to your account til an item has shipped.

    The creullest cut is when someone returns an item and the commission is taken back off your earnings - especially if the returned item was an expensive one!

    1. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the forewarning.

      Yeah, I am just shocked that I sold 14 things last night, and to that point I only had 3 things sold for $1 this month.

  3. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    As it gets close to christmas you risk having someone decide to do their christmas shopping under your affiliate cookie if you have some decent amazon ads to tempt them with. Enjoy it mate! It can be loads of fun this time of year to get to experience surprise sales smile

    1. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, you always hear about it until it actually happens to you. There is no question I'm a believer now,


      The funny thing is, most of the items are not even ones I recommended. Is that normal?

      1. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It has been ages since any of my sales have anything to do with the stuff I place on my hubs smile
        I just love the surprises of stuff I didn't even know existed lol

        1. Mikeydoes profile image75
          Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          See It is really good to know this, I was never sure since I only sold things I recommended. (episodes)

          What is the grace period for people buying things on amazon. Isn't it 20 minutes after they click your link?

      2. Lily Rose profile image87
        Lily Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Totally normal - for me actually it's quite the norm.  Once someone gets to Amazon by clicking one of your links, you get credit for everything they purchase as long as it's within that 24 hour cookie window! 

        I've sold a little over $6,000 worth of products, 227 items to be exact - with only 60 of them being through product links!

        1. Mikeydoes profile image75
          Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Wow thanks for the info! Congrats!

  4. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations! My best day only sold 11 items.

    And it can take awhile for some items to ship especially if they aren't in stock.

    And only about 30% of items I sell are ones I have on my hubs. I've sold everything from jeans to vacuum cleaners, and I have no idea which hub someone clicked through from!

    1. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, thanks!

      You're the best!

      We tied! It says I have 11 ordered items yesterday. I'm sure mine was just a fluke though. Thanks for posting on Yahoo and getting me to come here!

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Haha well the better you do, the better I do. smile I think you're my second most prolific referral.

        Although you've certainly gotten a lot further a lot faster than I did when I started!

        1. Mikeydoes profile image75
          Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, I wasn't sure if you were or not. That's cool, plan on making more hubs on  Mikeydoes before I think about making another one, if I even make another one.

          Once I make you a millionaire are you going to give me a little cut

          smile

          Does it say how much you've gotten off of me?

          1. WryLilt profile image90
            WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Unfortunately I have no idea if you're contributing 90% of my earnings or 1%. Although I usually figure out that the difference between Analytics and Adsense is what comes from referrals and trackers.

            All I can see is the total amount of traffic through every member that signed up using that tracker, as well as usernames, hubscore and number of hubs.

            And once I'm a millionaire I'll start writing free articles for people. Wouldn't that be better than a cut? LoL Either that or a free signed copy of my first book. tongue

            1. Mikeydoes profile image75
              Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Sounds good to me!

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    My Amazon sales are great this month, much better than usual.

    Most of what I have sold has nothing to do with anything I have written, however I am getting several sales from game hubs I wrote last year.

  6. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    From tomorrow until Christmas everyone should see a big jump in Amazon sales. The nice thing is most will be buying a lot of stuff for all their gifts.

    So each order should be lots bigger than normal. I sold 7 items yesterday but I'm looking toward a lot more per day the next few weeks. smile

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was going to say why but then figured it out... thanksgiving.

      I'm already mightily impressed with my Amazon for the month ($47 already, up from $21 last month) so can't wait to see what the last week of November brings me!

  7. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    I really think the Christmas buying season can help get writers to 'break through' with amazon sales. It can be so motivating and get us writing hubs about stuff we like and find that after the christmas season we have those hubs to make sales during the rest of the year. I know thats what happened to me last year. smile

    1. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, it will probably get me super excited for next year, that is for sure!

  8. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Woo hoo, I had no orders yesterday!!!  But it seems to come in waves and overall I am having a great month and have earned around $135 so far

  9. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Congrats to all! I wish my referral rate will increase by .5% soonest - to 7 percent. I need 22 more sales.

    1. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was going to ask. What is the highest referral rate? Is it 7%?

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know Mickey, haven't reached past that yet. Maybe others will answer this.

        Happy thanksgiving to you and I wish you more success.

  10. Spacey Gracey profile image35
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    Its 10% on Video on Demand and MP3 products. Otherwise you can get up to 8.5% on everything except electronics but you do need to shift over 3000 items to get that.

    1. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

      I was aware of the 10% on videos, because that was the only thing I sold to this point. I am currently at 6%.

      Prettydarkhorse I hope you have a great Holiday season as well! Thanks, I hope you makes lots of money this Christmas! smile

  11. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Expect even more sales next month. smile

    1. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! I hope so.

      It really is hard to believe.

      You wait for that moment to happen, so that you know it can happen again and again. Glad it hit like it did.

      It was so strange. I had 4 sales (video sales at that, for a grand total of $1.40) in a span of 2 months. I was getting a ton of amazon clicks, just not converting. Then to wake up and see $10 and a lot of numbers, I was really confused. Really, I was in disbelief. Then upon more research I found that I had even more money than that coming, it was really cool.

      I officially want to start telling my friends to really start doing this, I need to run a sweatshop or something!

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Do a hubcamp. I am!

  12. Mikeydoes profile image75
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    Lol, don't think I could pull that off.

  13. Mikeydoes profile image75
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    Sold an Ipod last night and 4 other sales!

    I recommend you newbies get more amazon ads/hubs up, this is the real deal!

  14. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Good for you. I had 8 sales yesterday so I hope it keeps up like this for the next month. smile

    1. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome, congrats! This is nice, my friends aren't making fun of me as much every day.

      I really need to make a lot of hubs here this week, we'll see.

 
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