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Response to Thoogun

  1. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for managing to break my stipulation of no posts other than questions or hubpages responses in the very first reply. I want ot keep that thread free and clear of clutter.

    However in response to "Don't want to sound condescending but the FAQ regarding Amazon answers a lot of your related questions soli."

    Try matching the FAQ up to the terms of service and Hubpages responses.

    For instance the FAQ states

    "Starting in early December you will be able to earn directly from Amazon through the HubPages Earnings Program. Eventually, this will be the only way to earn from Amazon on HubPages, so if you do not already have an Amazon Associates Account, we do not recommend signing up with Amazon directly at this time."

    However Hubpages have alluded to the fact that we can still use amazon affiliate links with our own code in text, however htey also seem to say that we cannot have our own contract with amazon associates at all.

    Then the second point goes on to say

    "Starting in early December, Hubbers can participate in the Amazon Associates program directly from HubPages. HubPages offers a very high Amazon commission tier because the volume across HubPages is aggregated for the benefit of all participants. The program will track referrals from your Hubs and the resulting purchase activity on Amazon. You will accrue into your HubPages Earnings Program balance from this activity, based on a commission from transactions on Amazon that occur after a referral from your Hubs."

    However Hubpages ToS makes it clear that we may be moved towards another earnings processing system without any notice.

    There is a lot of conflicting information out there and very little clarification, which is why I wanted a thread clear of comments such as yours which derail the entire point of it's foundation.

    1. rochelj profile image66
      rocheljposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, maybe you can post a link to the original thread, for those of us that are interested in knowing what this is a continuation from.

  2. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    I agree that it's confusing.

    However, I am willing to see what they add to the FAQ as promised.

    That doesn't mean I think you shouldn't have posted your questions.  I hope they will read those and improve the FAQ and TOS to make the answers clear.

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed, I would love to see answers to as many as possible in that thread, however would be just as happy to see an expanded FAQ to clear up some of the concerns.

      Answers such as the one Paul gave me for multiple Amazon accounts are ideal, simple, to the point and honest.  This is what many people on Hubpages currently want.

  3. thooghun profile image82
    thooghunposted 6 years ago

    I'm flattered, however why is there a thread dedicated to this (answering me)?  For the record I have deleted the "offending" post, hope that helps.

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Because (as I pointed out) the entire point of the thread I posted was that there should be no debate such as you threw in to the mix. It was a thread dedicated to hubbers questions and Hubpages responses, not idle arguments, paranois, hubpages/hubber bashing and the usual things that drown most threads stated on a similar topic.

      Many hubbers want answers on some very simple questions, so far all the questions have appeared in a very unorganized fashion, there is little hope for structured coherent answers. 

      Maybe if it is possible to create a thread that is not being constantly derailed, we stand a chance of getting answers to our questions.

      An FAQ is fine, but there are questions that are not really suitable for an FAQ that still need to be answered.

    2. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for deleting the post (I really do just want that thread to remain on topic!)

      1. thooghun profile image82
        thooghunposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        No worries, I'll be keeping an eye on it too, there are some good questions there. I'm also curious to see what effects:


        Will have on Hubpages. According to the EFF it could mean that if only one hubber screws up, the entire site goes down.

  4. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for covering important questions in that thread. I hope to get some answers from staff on "payout methods" and "inactivity".

    As experienced in "erm what?" thread, some of the sewage worms are going to crawl in that thread to troll, let's just hope staff can ignore that and get to the point to answer these important questions.

  5. rochelj profile image66
    rocheljposted 6 years ago

    "To reach the 8.5% top tier with Amazon, you have to sell 3,131 products per month (or more than 100 per day). So this is an absurdly good deal for everyone.
    https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp … ation.html

    Marina's working on the FAQ entries and hopefully they should be up today. Thank you for your patience."

    quote from Jason Menayan:

    see his comment here:

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Actually it's a good deal for people who rarely reach the high tiers, for the rest of us (especially those who would be using Paypal to take an international payment)  This is not a good deal.