Just earned my first commision on Amazon!!!!!

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  1. holdmycoffee profile image61
    holdmycoffeeposted 7 years ago

    Little thing, I know, but after two months on Hubpages, I finally earned money from Amazon!!!!!!

    Big 72 cents of commission earnings came to me from selling a book.

    Just $99.28 to go. wink

    How much do you earn from Amazon?

    1. vnsatakopan profile image66
      vnsatakopanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great achievement. So far I have received nothing.

    2. Browneesorchids profile image67
      Browneesorchidsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I been on hubs for 5 weeks and I have 3 clicks, two things were ordered but still have not gotten any compensation from that. I have a total of 14-15 hubs. Can someone tell me when or how to get compensations for people that click on my amazon store and purchase items?

      1. Casey Strouse profile image61
        Casey Strouseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You will only get a commission posted to your account after the ordered items have been processed and shipped to the customer.

    3. Nancy Owens profile image93
      Nancy Owensposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Holdmycoffee! I am a new Hubber looking forward to doing the same.

    4. dumindu89 profile image70
      dumindu89posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Really cool. Congratz. I couldn't earn even a penny from amzon affiliate program.

    5. nick071438 profile image51
      nick071438posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Here's a copy of my amazon earnings for nearly 3 years affiliateship in the amount of $11.69.  This includes my first earnings, payout or commission.

      Earnings Report

      April 10, 2010 to April 10, 2012

      Item Name



      Advertising-Fee Rate

      Items Shipped


      Advertising Fees

      Olay Regenerist Skin Care Starter Trio Pack    Amazon.com    $29.97    4.00%    1    $29.97    $1.20
      Health & Personal Care
      Bed Bug, Dust Mite ERADICATOR 24oz ready to use spray, natural enzymes that safely removes bugs, scientific efficacy test proven    Third Party    $14.95    4.01%    1    $14.95    $0.60
      Bentonite Powder - 1 lb - Powder    Third Party    $8.58    3.96%    1    $8.58    $0.34
      Kleen Free Naturally, 24oz pre-mix, bed bugs, scabies, lice, mites, any insect eliminator and treatment, all natural enzymes, non-toxic, organic, USDA    Amazon.com    $14.95    4.01%    1    $14.95    $0.60
      Lice and Nit Eliminating Natural Mousse with Foam Applicator Kit    Amazon.com    $13.06    3.98%    1    $13.06    $0.52
      Longevity Now 90 Caps Ultimate Anti-Aging Formula    Third Party    $28.97    4.00%    2    $57.94    $2.32
      Neon Nits Lice Egg Locator Hair Treatment Spray    Amazon.com    $9.95    4.02%    1    $9.95    $0.40
      Nit Free Terminator Comb with Nit Free Natural Lice Treatmen with Mousse Applicator - Eliminate Lice and loosen nits cleanly with no oils or toxins -    Third Party    $19.95    4.01%    1    $19.95    $0.80
      TheraClear Anti Parasite 120 Capsules    Third Party    $24.99    4.00%    1    $24.99    $1.00
      Vitamin Shoppe - Psyllium Husks Powder, 12 oz powder    Third Party    $5.99    4.01%    1    $5.99    $0.24
      Home & Garden
      Agri Zap RZU001 Rat Zapper Ultra    Third Party    $50.45    4.00%    1    $50.45    $2.02
      Tools & Hardware
      Comfort Seats C1B5R2-00CH Deluxe Soft Toilet Seat with Wood Cores and Chrome Hinges, Round, White    Amazon.com    $25.93    4.01%    1    $25.93    $1.04
      Comfort Seats C1B5R2-70 Deluxe Soft Toilet Seat with Wood Cores, Round, Claret    Third Party    $15.33    3.98%    1    $15.33    $0.61

  2. Cardia profile image93
    Cardiaposted 7 years ago

    Congrats! big_smile

    I still have a few more Hubs to publish before I apply for Amazon, so I haven't earned anything yet.

    I believe you can get a fair set of earnings from Amazon however smile so I'm looking forward to when I can apply for it!

  3. David Legg 7 profile image70
    David Legg 7posted 7 years ago

    I am hoping that with the new program I can get onto Amazon. I live in Colorado, and the old program doesn't allow anyone residing in Colorado to participate. I would guess there is probably some stupid legislation that our state enacted to protect us or something that led to this. But for whatever reason, I've not been able to link with Amazon. Good luck on your future sales! I hope you do great!

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 7 years ago

    Coffee: with you own personal amazon account, the minimum is 10 bucks.

    1. wavegirl22 profile image39
      wavegirl22posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I bet at those 10 dollar personal amazon account payout levels not only have you bought a house but you furnished it completely as well.

      But please tell us all, how it is that you make so much money on all your other sites and then still have time to frequent the forums here. You sure are busy deleting your hubs and then putting another 1 or 2 back up. . though I see today you are at a high of 4 Hubs.

      So the question as usual is LindaSmith1 what are you still doing here?

    2. holdmycoffee profile image61
      holdmycoffeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cardia, I have my first sale after 2 months. Truly, I thought I would have earned more by now.
      Linda, did not realize that. Thanks for the info!
      David, good luck to you getting into Amazon!

  5. tnvrstar profile image71
    tnvrstarposted 7 years ago

    In 2 months you already published Hubs! This is really cool. Congrats for your first earnings. I have published only 29 Hubs in 3 years ..lol

  6. StephanieBCrosby profile image84
    StephanieBCrosbyposted 7 years ago

    Wow, good for you! I have been on HubPages for 7 months and have not sold anything on Amazon yet. Here's hoping I will be like you one day.

  7. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 7 years ago

    I have found Amazon to be strange.  Someone I conversed with made a 900 buck sale, and the product had nothing to do with their article or products they were showing.  I have encountered the same thing, I do not promote office products, computer products etc, but my first sales were computer supplies.

    1. cabmgmnt profile image84
      cabmgmntposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is because amazon holds your affiliate id in a cookie for a short period of time. So a reader may have clicked on a product from your hub but in turn bought a different product altogether from Amazon. You were the source that brought that customer to Amazon and you were credited for the sale.

      1. Casey Strouse profile image61
        Casey Strouseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Here's the latest verbiage from the Associates operating agreement in regards to sessions and cookies.

        February 2, 2012 version
        "A "Session" begins when a customer clicks through a Special Link on your site to the Amazon Site and ends upon the first to occur of the following: (x) 24 hours (except in the case of Special Links to the myhabit.com site, in which case 30 days) elapses from that click; (y) the customer places an order for a Product that is not a Digital Product; or (z) the customer follows a link to the Amazon Site that is not your Special Link."

        https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp … _operating

        1. cabmgmnt profile image84
          cabmgmntposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Nice technical explanation. Thanks for clarifying.

  8. georgethegent profile image60
    georgethegentposted 7 years ago

    Good on you, holdmycoffee. A sign of thing to come, perhaps - and with any luck they'll pass my way too smile

  9. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 7 years ago

    Amazon, Ebay, Clickbank.  Why do so many rely on them only.  There are merchants out there that pay  as much as 15 percent in commissions, maybe more.

    1. Chemistry Book profile image60
      Chemistry Bookposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We will be happy to know if you can share those Merchants with us.

      1. Casey Strouse profile image61
        Casey Strouseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You can earn up to 15% from Cafe Press and some merchants on Commission Junction pay pretty well.  Also, a lot of dating sites pay flat fees for referrals.

  10. dilipchandra12 profile image76
    dilipchandra12posted 7 years ago

    Cool... big_smile am yet to begin with Amazon tongue

  11. Trsmd profile image56
    Trsmdposted 7 years ago

    I have earned a lot in amazon..but still not yet reached the payout limit of 100$

  12. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 7 years ago

    People are misunderstanding payout from Amazon Sales, with their personal Amazon associate account

    he minimum payment threshold for direct deposit is only $10, compared to $100 for checks.
    We deduct a $15 processing fee from all monthly checks sent to Associates, but there is no charge for payment by direct deposit or gift certificates.
    Direct deposit payments are completely secure and reach your bank account three to seven days faster than paper checks.
    If your billing address is outside the United States, and direct deposit is, therefore, unavailable to you, we will waive the $15 fee.

    1. profile image0
      summerberrieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info. I had mine set to send a check at the hundred dollar payout- I am going to change it to direct deposit, now. Thanks again

  13. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 7 years ago

    Brown: Amazon pays by direct deposit of by check.  A minimum of 10 bucks for direct deposit. A minimum payout of 100 bucks if you want a check, and they charge you 15 bucks to pay by check.  You go into your amazon account to be paid.

    1. Trsmd profile image56
      Trsmdposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have contacted and changed the payment settings.. Unable to reduce 100$ threshold...I have to wait till reaching it..

  14. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 7 years ago
    1. holdmycoffee profile image61
      holdmycoffeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good to know. Thank you for educating us! Sometimes there is so much infomation out there, it is hard to know where to look to find answers.

  15. Claudia Tello profile image75
    Claudia Telloposted 7 years ago

    Excellent, I haven't achieved that after many more months in Hubpages, congratulations!!!! I hope in 2012 you will sell many more books.

  16. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 7 years ago

    Trsmd: It may be because you are not in USA and they cannot do direct deposit in India. There is some information about that.  Some people get stuck with payment by check, but if it is due to a country issue, they do not charge the 15 dollar fee.

    If your billing address is outside the United States, and direct deposit is, therefore, unavailable to you, we will waive the $15 fee. There is no processing fee for payment via gift certificate or direct deposit.

  17. kikalina profile image87
    kikalinaposted 7 years ago

    congrats on your earnings

  18. Aiden Roberts profile image79
    Aiden Robertsposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, it's a nice feeling isn't it. Keep building hubs and the commissions will come thick and fast.

    Well done!


  19. erniesliter profile image60
    erniesliterposted 7 years ago

    Good job! The first sale is always the most satisfying.

  20. profile image47
    samnan21posted 7 years ago

    i am from india
    i have earned more then $2k from amazon in 5 days
    is there any way to get direct deposit in india ?


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