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Made over $1000 in amazon sales on Wizzley :)

 
spirituality
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on 07/29/2011

Someone splurged starting at one of my wizzles yesterday :) I feel a bit stupid bragging about it after what happened to Susan, but I thought you'd all like to know that I made over $80 in amazon commissions since the site started, most of which happened yesterday :)


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on 07/29/2011

Wow! Congratulations! That's nice to hear :))


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bev-owens
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on 07/29/2011

Very cool! Congrats Katinka!

Digby_Adams
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on 07/29/2011

Katinka that's fantastic inspiration for the rest of us. Thank you so much for sharing your success. These days it's nice to hear about someone doing well. Keeps us all working hard and hopeful.

petunia
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on 07/29/2011

Good news is wonderful, indeed, Katinka!!  and your success gives great hope to us all!  Time to get the Halloween and Christmas pages out here for sure!


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tandemonimom
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on 07/29/2011

Oh, it's nice to be the portal for one of those splurges, isn't it? Once I had someone click thru a Squidoo lens of mine and end up purchasing a wide screen TV (not remotely what the lens was about). Never had anything like that happen since, but it was sure fun when it happened!


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sheilamarie
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on 07/29/2011

Congratulations, Katinka! There is hope, then.


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selecteddee
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on 07/29/2011

That's great news!  Congratulations.  Here's hoping for many more sales on Wizzley.

Jimmie
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on 07/29/2011

Woo hoo! Awesome news. (And I know that Susan would rejoice with you. She would not begrudge your success despite her recent tragedy.)

I've seen purchases that I assume are via Wizzley links because of the item. 

nightowl
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on 07/29/2011

We better rethink our revenue share model then... Tongue out

But seriously, that is very encouraging news. Congrats!


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spirituality
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on 07/30/2011

 

nightowl: 29. Jul 2011, 21:06

We better rethink our revenue share model then... Tongue out

But seriously, that is very encouraging news. Congrats!

;) Seriously - it might have happened the other way around, I'd never know. That is, actually, from a publisher's perspective, one of the downsides to this model, that we only get to see half the sales. On Squidoo I get to see all the sales, which helps me optimize my lenses FOR sales. And of course the platform gets half of ALL the sales, instead of the revenue off half the impressions (not quite the same thing, though I'm sure it averages out, especially once the platform gets more traffic). 

But to an extent this was certainly a random fluke: wizzley is suddenly the channel that made me most over the past month (on my own account that is - I have sold WAY more on squidoo itself through their revenue sharing system). It isn't likely to be my best performing channel for the whole year. One of my own blogs and squidoo are likely to be that.

BTW @Jimmie: do set up channels within amazon for each site you use them on (hubpages, wizzley, squidoo, each of your own sites) - and then make sure that channel is used ON each site respectively (in place of your general amazon id). That way you get to see at which site (if not which page) a particular sale is made. It's the primary way to optimize for sales: knowing on which site you sold something. I wish it was page specific, but that's limited to Squidoo, unfortunately. 


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mandeesears
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on 07/30/2011

Congratulation Katinka!


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on 07/30/2011

Remember the scene in When Harry Met Sally? Well, suffice it to say...I'd love to have, what you are having...lol!


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lou16
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on 07/30/2011

That's awesome Katinka, let's hope we all start to see more spending sprees on our articles as we head closer to what I call the buying season :)


AJ
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on 07/31/2011

So pleased for you Katinka - and yes, these days I create new IDs on Amazon for each lens/wizz that I create so I can see where the sales are coming from.

happynutritionist
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on 08/01/2011

That's great!  I am just starting with Wizzley mostly to get links back to other sites, but sales would be nice too.  Encouraging!  I see a lot of people here that I know.  Fun!  Still figuring things out and learning about fans. 


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TerriRexson
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on 08/01/2011

That's brilliant Katinka. Thanks for sharing your news. I'm seeing sales from Wizzley, but nothing like that!


TilenHrovatic
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on 08/26/2011

this is a great news to us all! Congrats! :)


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spirituality
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on 09/16/2011

A new ID for every lens / wizzle you create? wow - I don't go that far. I just have one for every SITE I use amazon on.

 

And guess what? Over this month Wizzley is outperforming hubpages :)


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wrylilt
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on 09/17/2011

AJ how do you create a new ID for each Wizz? I thoght we could only input one tracking ID?

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