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Forum in Internet Marketing | By Some Guy

Published 2 months agoThu, 21 Feb 2019 06:18:16 -0800

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Tags: Affiliate Marketing, Amazon Associates, amazon affiliate, affiliate programs

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Hello all,

I've been trying to make money with the Amazon affiliate program for a while now. My site has been growing steadily and getting a few clicks per day, but no orders. That is, until yesterday when I actually had someone buy a purse and some makeup - not what I'm promoting but still very motivated to finally see some orders.

However, I don't see any affiliate earnings in my Amazon affiliate reporting dashboard, even though I see the 3 ordered items. How is this possible? Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you :)

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Huevos Rancheros (2 months ago)
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Posted by Some Guy 2 months ago 🕓 Posted at 21 February, 2019 06:18 AM PST

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Hey there!

First of all, congratulations on your first sales! It's always great to see when these things start paying off.  

Now to answer your question, this is a very common thing to not understand, so don't beat yourself up for it. I've been there myself. It doesn't mean you're doing something wrong, and has nothing to do with what you're doing, it's just how Amazon works.

Let me explain - even though you see ordered items, Amazon doesn't show the commission for those until after the items were shipped. This can be quite annoying, as Amazon hasn't really explained how their analytics actually work, at least not on a page that's easy to find and understand, as far as I know. This can be quite confusing when you're starting off. It also takes a while to see how much commission you're actually getting, although you can make a wild guess and look at the price of the item and the commission percentage for that item category.

Also, please keep in mind that Amazon reporting isn't real-time and it only updates once per day - it can sometimes be late, too.

Hope that helps,


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Posted by Huevos Rancheros 2 months ago 🕓 Posted at 21 February, 2019 06:23 AM PST

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