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Is Anyone Making Money With Amazon Ads?

  1. Reynolds_Writing profile image81
    Reynolds_Writingposted 9 years ago

    I am getting lots of clicks, but have only had 1 sale. I've tried posting fewer items. Have also added "pre-sell" text. Is this worth my time?? Looking for advice. Thanks.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I've sold one item on Amazon through HubPages.

      1. Reealjrd profile image52
        Reealjrdposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Well friend i have heard about it for the first time.

  2. Dottie1 profile image71
    Dottie1posted 9 years ago

    I've sold 3 items in 1 year from the same person totally my profit to $1.98.  Hope this is helpful! smile

  3. David Ventura profile image71
    David Venturaposted 9 years ago

    How many are a lot? In my experience you can expect about 1 or 2 sales every 100 Amazon clicks. Even considering that I have two hubs with product reviews. But I don’t know whether my statistics are typical or not, because I haven’t have too much traffic here in hubpages yet.

  4. compu-smart profile image65
    compu-smartposted 9 years ago

    Ive sold 7 items in one year totaling 62 dollars!

  5. Lgali profile image55
    Lgaliposted 9 years ago

    nothing yet

  6. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    $200-$300 a month.

    6-8% conversion rate. (varies) Looking good for this month though. smile

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting mmmm... I wonder what you are selling , I hope it isn't naughty items.big_smilebig_smileD:

      1. Cris A profile image57
        Cris Aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Now i know what to do! Thanks for the idea AEvans! LOL big_smile

  7. Shalini Kagal profile image60
    Shalini Kagalposted 9 years ago

    Wow!!! And I thought no-one made more than a few bucks - oh to be a Mark Knowles!!! smile

  8. rockinjoe profile image93
    rockinjoeposted 9 years ago

    not a thin dime...and i'm not inflating that figure to try and look good, either:)

  9. Amanda Severn profile image97
    Amanda Severnposted 9 years ago

    Not even a fat dime (LOL!)

  10. Cris A profile image57
    Cris Aposted 9 years ago

    Just checked, the same report as from when I started here as a novice 6 weeks ago (and now I'm - ahem - an expert)! Not that I expect anything in the next 48 years! LOL i'm enjoying hubbing so much making money is a non-issue big_smile

  11. Shalini Kagal profile image60
    Shalini Kagalposted 9 years ago

    Some are amazon...most of us aren't...*sigh*

  12. Julie-Ann Amos profile image64
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 9 years ago

    9 items last month across all hubs...

  13. Shalini Kagal profile image60
    Shalini Kagalposted 9 years ago

    lol  lol lol

  14. BrianS profile image74
    BrianSposted 9 years ago

    Reading between the lines, Mark having a 146 hubs might help a bit, especially if they are all getting traffic.

    Makes my paltry 6 look a bit lacking, I think I need to get writing and I might just look at your layout for a few ideas on ad placement if you don't mind. wink

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No. I make almost all of it from 3 pages:

      iPhone Bluetooth headsets
      iPhone earphones
      iPhone cases

      With dribs and drabs from others.

  15. waynet profile image74
    waynetposted 9 years ago

    3 items from hub pages last month on amazon, but also 107 items from other sources, blogs,lenses etc which in total I had nearly but not quite $200!

  16. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 9 years ago

    I do much better with Amazon on Squidoo than here at Hubpages, where I've made a grand total of $0.06. I'm not totally sure why that is, because I don't choose products any less carefully here. On a couple of my lenses I would expect the difference, but others have me scratching my head.

    I'm still talking closer to $10-20 a month than Mark's $200-300, though!

  17. funride profile image70
    funrideposted 9 years ago

    Last month (November):

    Clicks                   262
    Total Items Shipped    20   
    Referral Fees            $24.24
    Referral-Fee Rate       4-6,02%

    It was not always like this roll. I just hope to reach Mark´s numbers someday http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x300/funride_01/_pray.gif.

    On the other hand... here are my ebay´s results for the past year:

                           Clicks    EPC (EUR)    Earnings (EUR)
    Total                337              0.00                 0.00


    1. Lgali profile image55
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      which hub u are getting this money

      1. funride profile image70
        funrideposted 9 years agoin reply to this
  18. Janet21 profile image80
    Janet21posted 9 years ago

    Yes, I have sold some Amazon products through Hubpages as well as some eBay sales.  I have made more from my eBay sales, though, since there was a sign-up bonus in there. smile

    I have been active here for about 4 months and have sold 5 items from Amazon which earned me about $5 (the items were low dollar amounts) and I have 12 sales on eBay totalling about $40 w/ the referral bonus.

  19. Reynolds_Writing profile image81
    Reynolds_Writingposted 9 years ago

    Thanks everyone for this info.. Perhaps we'll all see a pick-up as we get closer to the Christmas holiday. (I hope)

  20. Ryan Hupfer profile image68
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    Great discussion going on here, guys  - perfect timing, too...


    I just wrote this blog post on the value of adding Ebay and Amazon Capsules to your product-related Hubs over here in our blog. As you'll see in the diagram, Ebay is nearly paying out twice as much from a revenue per click standpoint. Also, December is always a HUGE month for these revenue capsules, so be sure to utilize them when you can! smile

    Here is the diagram that shows revenue per click by month - the left, light blue column is Amazon and the purple-ish column on the right is Ebay.


    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      not much at all.adsence seems to be the best for me  smile

  21. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    As you can see from Mark's Hub titles, the secret is to write product-related Hubs  (because then people will read about the product, then click on the Amazon ad to buy it). 

    I've gone back and deleted most of my Amazon capsules because Amazon only pays out in American dollar, Euro or Pound cheques - and I'd be slugged a huge commission to bank any of those in Australia.  My only option is to be paid in gift vouchers and that's simply not worthwhile for me. 

    Last time I looked I had made about $50, all from Hubs where I had chosen specific Amazon products highly tailored to the Hub.

  22. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    I made over $100 in November. I'm pretty stoked with that... just keep with it and make sure that your ads are relevant to your topic. Also try doing produce specific hubs. Although, it's not much, but it's more than I started with, and a little is better than nothing at all. Just give it time, be patient, and really consider product specific hubs.

    If you don't want to do review type hubs like what mark has posted, you can try doing somethign that is geared to a particular product, but an actual article about it.

    Here are a few that did well for me in November and although they are holiday related, they aren't product reviews, but still product related. Something like this could potentially be something you may consider as well.
    Outdoor Christmas Decorations
    Christmas Stockings - Tradition of and Choosing a Christmas Stocking