Amazon is really streaky isn't it?

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  1. Mikeydoes profile image45
    Mikeydoesposted 12 years ago

    Well once again I am celebrating another milestone(well 2, or 3)! I have pretty much 1 more milestone that I am going to have to post for(very soon). Then I promise I won't post one for a while!!! I think wink

    I started getting my first sales in Novemeber, where I felt was a really good start. I had accumulated a good chunk of change around $50, then sadly December was not really the same. I had only gotten $22 for the month. That left me at $72, at one point I was ahead of Adsense on Amazon.

    From since 10 days before Christmas Amazon has been pretty much stagnant. I had sold 2 items making me around $1. I knew it was directly related to the holidays, and I am expecting everyone's amazons to do better. I actually have money to spend right now, and so do many other people.

    Anyways Yesterday I had my best day BY FAR, EVER here!!!

    I woke up to my Amazon saying $46 last night!!! I thought to myself, why is it showing me last quarters? So I changed it and the number stayed!! So I rubbed my eyes a couple times and went to see what I sold.

    A 1080P tv!!! I also sold 3 more items that have yet to ship. I could be expecting anywhere from $5-$15 from that depending on if the books are used. Not to mention 2 days ago was my best adsense day of $7! AND today I broke my $100 on Amazon!

    Wry and Frog, thank you the most. Everyone else has been more than helpful THANKS SO MUCH.

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, the short drop in sales just before Christmas is not too unusual, think of shipping times for the reason.

  2. Bill Manning profile image58
    Bill Manningposted 12 years ago

    Glad you had a great day. I myself had a good Dec. with Amazon. Yet I have not had a single sale from them since Christmas. hmm

  3. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    Hi Mikey, congratulations! I had the same good fortune as well.  It put an extra smile on my face on New Year's Eve!

  4. Pandoras Box profile image61
    Pandoras Boxposted 12 years ago

    Those big out-of-the-blue sales are nice, Mikey. Congratulations!

    1. Mikeydoes profile image45
      Mikeydoesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, it certainly is a wild card, and is not a fluke. They can be happening more and more often, if you really work at it, it won't just be random. That is what I am waiting for.

  5. PurpleOne profile image81
    PurpleOneposted 12 years ago

    Congrats! I too had a pretty poor month in December for Amazon compared to some of the previous months. I was starting to give up on Amazon but already for January, I'm off to a really good start again. Must be so exciting to sell a TV! smile

  6. ThomasE profile image68
    ThomasEposted 12 years ago

    That's great. I bet you can’t wait to break the 6% barrier, should be fairly easy, and it will bring a lot more money wink

  7. brandonhart100 profile image76
    brandonhart100posted 12 years ago

    Yeah it's really streaky that's for certain, or it might be that getting that "golden" customer is what is streaky about it.  For me Christmas was exactly that, "Christmas".  Since I sell a few items each day, but it won't ever be the same until Christmas returns to HubPages.  In the meantime, sell where you can and keep writing.

  8. Don Simkovich profile image61
    Don Simkovichposted 12 years ago

    Congrats! I'll look at your Hubs to see what you're writing. I continue using Amazon but I've still only made 36 cents last Feb.

    I don't get it. I realize most of my Hubs are geared only for Adsense but I've got some clear product Hubs that generate regular traffic and nothing in Amazon sales.

    My most recent Hubs I'm including links to other sites and not just Amazon. But glad to hear about your success.

    1. Mikeydoes profile image45
      Mikeydoesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I can't say my material is anything spectacular, but I always try something different.

      Thanks everyone, now it is your turn!

  9. Kidgas profile image63
    Kidgasposted 12 years ago

    Congratulations.  That is wonderful.  I keep waiting for the big Amazon surprise.  I am happy to get 1 or 2 book sales in a month.

  10. frogdropping profile image79
    frogdroppingposted 12 years ago

    Congratz Mike. You're results are down to you. You deserve it smile

    Now - just rinse and repeat wink

  11. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    It's pretty neat when Amazon suddenly hits.  Until Nov. I had never made over about $5 a month, then Nov came in at nearly $90!  And one December morning I found I'd sold over $900 worth of power tools, probably to just one buyer.  It put me at nearly $150 for the month!!!

    It's been dead since then, though, with just 5 sales, books and such - cheap. 

    Take heart - it will grow again as the holidays fade.

  12. mega1 profile image67
    mega1posted 12 years ago

    how do you do it?  I mean, do you pass out "buy from Amazon via my hubs" cards? or do you have an Amazon store you link to in all your hubs?  Or did you just hit on niche items that everybody is eager to buy?  or do you talk your friends into using your Amazon ads as entry to buy the stuff they want?  cuz I could use some cash like you'all are talking about

    1. Don Simkovich profile image61
      Don Simkovichposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      mega1, go study the Hubs of the people who have posted here. Maybe "study" is too big a word and unnecessary. I've had trouble with Amazon although I do well with Adsense. But Amazon would be product-oriented Hubs with lots of choices. Check out Bill Manning's Hubs here ... also Nellie Hoxie even though she didn't post in this forum. It's real simple ... maybe that's why it's tough for me! LOL!

    2. Mikeydoes profile image45
      Mikeydoesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If I knew how I did it I'd be making a lot more money.. No Amazon store. No backlinking, no good hubs. How I'm doing it is beyond me.

      My thought process is, as long as my page is out there and it has an Amazon link, who knows. It doesn't hurt having them on there, and it only takes 1 click to make any amount of money.

      If someone is rich, and really likes me, they can click on my Amazon links, buy stuff and support me, that's pretty cool. You never know, this stuff is always going to be out there.

  13. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    Congratulations Mikey, good to see you starting to get a good return for your hard work. smile You're catching up to me very fast!

  14. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    I earn a lot on Amazon, and the trick is definitely in targetting keywords that attract sales.  I also tentatively ran an Adwords campain this Christmas for one of my amazon targetted websites and had quite a nice payout because of it.

    I have been doing a lot of alarge scale IM work for one of my clients recently, so it has kind of pushed me in that directiona  little more over SEO (Though that will always be my one true love).

    1. Mikeydoes profile image45
      Mikeydoesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I want to get into stuff like this, and was already scheming things, however it is too over my head. The potential is so incredible, I'm really rearing for next year.

      1. thisisoli profile image72
        thisisoliposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        It's not easy, I probably still would not be doing it was in not for the fact that I have a few big names in the IM world passing down some instructions to me.

  15. calicoaster profile image80
    calicoasterposted 12 years ago

    Woww..thats truly awesome Mikeydoes, Sales have increased for me too since past month, though not with such expensive items he he!! But, I am glad about the way Amazon sales have improved on my hubs!! Good work!! smile

  16. lender3212000 profile image59
    lender3212000posted 12 years ago

    Nice work! It's always nice to move a big ticket item or two. Hope your success continues to build!

  17. Chris Crow profile image59
    Chris Crowposted 12 years ago

    Congratulations!  It always feels good to see a big number in your affiliate stats.  I have always had a hard time making sales with Amazon.  For some reason it just converts a lot worse than ebay sales.  I'm not exactly sure why because I didn't think that more people buy from ebay than Amazon.  Maybe it's just the products that people find on my pages.  Anyway, keep up the good work.

  18. kephrira profile image60
    kephriraposted 12 years ago

    I think it must be dinner time. I saw the word streaky and all I could think of was bacon. Mmmmmm bacon....


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