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Amazon and Ebay Money

  1. Charity Squid profile image72
    Charity Squidposted 6 years ago

    Is anyone making any money from their Amazon and/or Ebay accounts from their hubs?  I haven't had any clicks and am wondering if it is worth putting those capsules on hubs.

    1. GinnyLee profile image89
      GinnyLeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely. I certainly made a lot more on another account prior to Panda, but I still do get clicks and a few sales.

    2. Shinkicker profile image96
      Shinkickerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't made anything from Amazon in over a year. I still post a few ads but never expect any money

      1. Cardisa profile image93
        Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I haven't made any money but I have had clicks.

        A kind hubber once told me that the way to make money through Amazon and Ebay are to write product hubs instead of just placing items in hubs you have written. I have been thinking of doing just that but haven't started yet.

  2. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 6 years ago

    Yes but the trick is to write about a specific product or product line and give a thorough review and recommendation.  Rarely will you get clicks or sales by just tossing in some products that might go with the topic of your hub.  People that  buy want to know specifics about the product being presented and don't just include the positives, give some negatives or alternatives as well.  Also, if you don't have the product or have any first hand experience with a product then that will come across in your writing.  A good tip if you want to write product type hubs is to look around your home and find the products you use the most, things you have real experience with, then write about them.  Don't just focus on the most expensive products either, I had a hub on a popular toothpaste product that was getting me roughly 20 sales a  month from Amazon and paid about .30 cents each but the number of sales boosted my overall commission percentage up and I would regularly get commissions in the 7 to 8% range plus most people don't just go to Amazon to buy toothpaste so I earned on everything that was in their cart when they checked out.  Volume is better.

    1. kittyjj profile image72
      kittyjjposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is very useful info.  I am new to this area.  Could you explain what you meant by sales?  Are you referring to the actual products or the number of the times your hubs being viewed?  Thanks!

      1. livewithrichard profile image86
        livewithrichardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        With Ebay capsules, you can earn if someone clicks on a link in one of your hubs, with Amazon the only way you earn is if someone clicks on a link and then follows through and purchases the product directly from Amazon.  This is called a sale. With Amazon, I believe there is a one-time cookie which means you only have one shot at convincing the person to purchase the product through your sales pitch and if the customer does indeed make a purchase you get credit for everything that is in their cart.  Let's say that Pcunix came to my hub and decided to purchase some toothpaste through my Amazon link, well once he checks out at Amazon, I will get credit for the sale. It will reduce the quantity of items I need to refer in order to move to the next commission level and I will also earn a commission based at my current tier for the purchase of the toothpaste.  But let's say Pcunix went to my site and clicked on the link for the toothpaste, added it to his cart then went to Cardisa's hub and liked the link for a "shabby porch rocking chair" and followed the link to Amazon where he added the chair to his cart then checked out.  Cardisa would get the credit for both the chair she referred as well as the toothpaste that I referred thus reducing the quantity of items she needs to refer in order to move to the next commission tier as well as earning a commission at her current tier for both the 'chair' and the toothpaste. She would get credit for both items, I would get no credit at all.  If fact, it would increase my click through rate and reduce my click to sales ratio... not that that matters much here on HP.

        The ideal situation is to write something so endearing that a person feels compelled to make an immediate purchase.  If you can do this, then you have a fantastic and rewarding career as a copywriter.  Most of us here just get lucky when a purchase is made through one of our links, but also some of us here write specifically about products that people are searching for online.  The real trick is finding a good balance between a good niche and products you feel comfortable writing about with authority.

  3. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Yes, but not a lot.  I think the payment for December sakes was $43 and change and that was the best of the year.

  4. Marye Audet profile image88
    Marye Audetposted 6 years ago

    I have been very successful with both Amazon and eBay. There is no real "trick " to it.. I intentionally wrote a few product related Hubs to see if I got more Amazon sales from them and I found I did not.
    It is important to look at your hub carefully and decide why someone is reading it and what they are looking for. Add items, handpicked from amazon, that are closely related and might help your reader even more.

    I generally make enough sales on a monthly basis to get in the 7% range from Hubpages alone.

    Hope this helps.

  5. Charity Squid profile image72
    Charity Squidposted 6 years ago

    Thank you for all your tips and encouragement.