Are Amazon and Ebay very profitable for you?

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  1. 02SmithA profile image59
    02SmithAposted 15 years ago

    I wanted to hear from some of the more experienced hubbers and see if the amazon and ebay affiliate programs make very much for them? I assume that they end up being very little of your overall earnings, but I wondered if they are worthwhile. Thanks!

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      terrygposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with Inspirepub. Amazon pays 4% until you make more sales and they increase it to 6% and so on based upon the amount of sales you make.

      It takes a lot of sales to reach the $100 payout figure.

      Ebay is mainly for a targeted audience, perhaps adwords but I do not believe it is conducive to what we do here with hubpages.

  2. Inspirepub profile image72
    Inspirepubposted 15 years ago

    I think I have made a grand total of $4 so far with eBay and Amazon combined, but I don't make a huge effort to draw attention to those capsules and encourage people to click on them.

    I use those capsules for decoration, basically, to break up slabs of text. They work really well for that purpose ...


    1. darkside profile image62
      darksideposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      That they do.

      And they have the potential for earning revenue. But in the meantime they keep things looking pretty.

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    Ronald Daniarposted 15 years ago

    $ 0 from Amazon and e-bay is being rejected.

  4. compu-smart profile image87
    compu-smartposted 15 years ago

    I have had 5 Amazon sales tottaling 28 dollars..Ebay has not been helpful to me so i have boycotted them, and like Darkside says, it makes the Hubs more pretty and more profesional looking:)

    I know some hubbers, who do have better succes with Amazon and Ebay than AdSense earnings!

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    Marye Audetposted 15 years ago

    I made close to $50 with ebay last month
    I make between $10 and $20 with amazon on an average. 
    Konterra is looking really good right now.
    Basically I am not going to get rich off of the affilliates but they do add up for me.  Hope this helps.

  6. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 15 years ago

    I do ok. My ebay last month was a little over $70 with 1 ACRU (signup), and amazon was a little over $50.  My average amazon payout is usually $40-$55 a month, and ebay since their move to EPN about $30 and up. With commission junction, my ebay revenue was about $75-$100 a month, mostly in ACRUs.

    Terry, amazon will pay at $25 minimum, I believe. It's that or $20, I forget. There's really not that much wait.

    You can make money using both, or either program, but it all depends on the products that you choose (when picking amazon ASINs) and the topics; like if you're featuring big screen  HDTVs, you'll get fewer sales, on average, than if you were featuring headsets, books, DVDs, toys, etc.

    1. guidebaba profile image57
      guidebabaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Whitney. I have a question and find you to be the right person to answer. I used to place those e-bay and amazon capsules on my Hubs. But I find that I am doing excellent with adsense only. Till now I have made only $ 0.87 from e-bay and $0.0 from Amazon. Now I have stopped putting them on my hubs. Can you plz advice me if I should place them on my hubs or will they be useful in the long run.

      Thanks & Best Regards!


  7. thranax profile image71
    thranaxposted 15 years ago

    My main income is ad sense. I barely got clicks on Amazon and eBay affiliate ads. I am starting to do research with them though, I think I'm just not using them well and effectively. Just try different things, my whole wealth isn't much and most of my things don't have a single click. I'm going to be implementing Kontera on some if not all of my Hubs and research that. Anyway because of this lack of even a ponder on the affiliates I am aiming at ad sense as the main maker smile.

  8. jim10 profile image64
    jim10posted 15 years ago

    I make a little bit of money with my Amazon Affiliate links. Since starting I have only made about $10. My best source seems to be my max and ruby page. Good luck.

  9. embitca profile image83
    embitcaposted 15 years ago

    Most of my Ebay income comes from my own sites, but for the month of June my Hubs earned $190 from the Ebay capsules. I think I earned about $5 on Amazon, if that.

    I think Ebay works very well on Hubpages, but I don't just use the capsules to make my hubs look pretty. I use the text to make the capsules look pretty LOL

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      daflaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly! If you write a hub about the products you're promoting via Ebay and Amazon, and make the ads specific to that product, you make better sales.  It takes time to do that, of course, but it pays better.

      1. guidebaba profile image57
        guidebabaposted 15 years agoin reply to this


  10. spuds profile image59
    spudsposted 15 years ago

    I earn a bit of money from Amazon and eBay here and at other sites. It all depends on what your hub is about as to how successful the Amazon and eBay listings will be. Some hubs lend themselves to selling products, others do not.

  11. Seliana22 profile image59
    Seliana22posted 15 years ago

    I'm trying to make my own page here,but i can't;(( somebody help me)))

  12. Dorsi profile image86
    Dorsiposted 15 years ago

    I've made about $30 on EBay in 4 months, nothing on Amazon. I'm getting better at putting more relevant products on my hubs and I think that's helping my EBay.

  13. Mark Knowles profile image58
    Mark Knowlesposted 15 years ago

    They are a waste of time if you place them incorrectly. You must be attracting traffic that is interested in buying something and then have something to say that is worth reading. I make $200+ in Amazon sales a month from one hub page.

    1. guidebaba profile image57
      guidebabaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Sir: This is Great.

  14. 02SmithA profile image59
    02SmithAposted 15 years ago

    Thanks for all the replies! It's great getting this feedback!

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    RACMposted 15 years ago

    Hi. I am new to the Amazon Revenue. I when to my report page and I notice that I have three clicks but zero cents. How exactly I can get money out of the ads? Thanks in advance.

    1. Lissie profile image74
      Lissieposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      You get nothing unless the person who came from your hub actually buys something - that's why the revenue is so patchy. I try to use ebay rather than amazon -the cookie lasts a month rather than 24 hours - and amazon will only pay in checks or gift vouchers which are both pretty useless if you are not in the US

  16. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 15 years ago

    I probably average about $80/month from my hubs.

  17. Marisa Wright profile image86
    Marisa Wrightposted 15 years ago

    Ah but, Relache, you're a legend!

    Us mere mortals don't do so well.  To earn money with eBay and Amazon, you need to write Hubs where you can feature highly relevant products.   For instance, write a review of a product and then have that product in your eBay capsule.

    I earn very little on my revenue capsules at HubPages, though I'm happy with my Adsense earnings.  'I'm doing much better with eBay on my belly dance blog.

    1. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      But Marisa, the only strategy I use is what you have said above (highlighted in bold).  How does that make me a legend and everyone else mere mortals?

      The only thing I'd add to that theory is that you need to write what you really know, not what you think people want to know.

  18. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 15 years ago

    I am agreed with you.
    Hubpages are for knowledge exchange. I have written some articles about jewellery and those have started enhancing my customer base in real business of  gem and jewellery.
    Jyoti Kothari


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