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$100/Day with Pinterest/FB + Amazon

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by tinle, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. tinle

    tinle Newbie

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    $100/Day Or I'll Kill Myself
    I was just kidding the kill myself part...

    This is my third attempt to complete a journey after abandoning the other two. Nope, no more abandoning this time, as it seems the right way has found me.

    The method

    Old school Pinterest-Amazon relationship + a little twist of mine.

    The research

    The second failed journey was actually a test run of this method. In a whole month, I learnt a lot. For example:


    1. Multiple accounts are not necessary. Of course I could squeeze a little more chance out of it and stay safer, but too much management has to be done, and I'm messy.
    2. Linking is no more a problem with business account since I can promote my site as much as I want. The only downside is people doesn't like this kind of account :(
    3. Niche is very very important. I need to give my audience a desire to click. Fashion doesn't work, because they don't need to visit my site to view a picture.
    4. Following is not as effective as it was anymore, people are now aware of being spammed. When they see your following is much higher than followers, you're done. The more effective way is pinning quality stuff and licking butts to join large group boards.
    5. Messaging can be interesting. I found out that Pinterest community is quite open. I once sent my followers a new board and they were happy to give their thoughts back. The process is a pain though. Finding friends on Pinterest always sucks.

    The setup

    1. An e-commerce site (Amazon stuff ofcourse).
    2. An authorized business account on Pinterest.
    3. A bot :p
    4. That's it

    The plan

    Pin, add products, repeat.
    I also create a mini social site where people can post lists of interesting stuff and the others will vote which is the best. I will utilize my FB fan page for this. Not innovative, but it might help.

    The result

    Wait what? That fast?
    I have started working for nearly two weeks.

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  2. GhostPanda

    GhostPanda Registered Member

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    Starting off solid! (but don't kill yourself)

    Currently working on similar strategy by the looks so look forward to seeing your success with this.
    As you have mentioned niche is always key, and most importantly sticking too it and not being tempted to grow out and ruin your traffic source.

    You mention you try get into large group boards in your niche? I tend to actually become the authority which is easily done if you pick the right niche and doesn't take long, you just have to get enough people involved and keep updated.
    I put a lot of focus in who I follow also, as following on mass in your niche is good and will help you get started but following other top contributors will see things last especially if they repin you and contribute to your own group boards.

    You earnings are only the start of things to come, so keep positive and keep this going!
     
  3. ASithLord

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    Good journey. I have been working on this same method for about a month. If you are interested in sharing ideas I would be up for it. PM me.

    What do you do to make people want to click through?

    I am experimenting with writing full blown reviews and even doing demonstration videos. It takes some time, but may be worthwhile.
     
  4. tinle

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    ​UPDATE 1

    Guys! Something awesome happened yesterday! But before telling you what it is...

    What I did

    I spent a whole day to edit some photos so that they look more attractive. Even though I have some skills with Photoshop, it took me a big chunk of time. I then uploaded them to my voting site and share with Pinterest & FB world. I got 100+ repins in less than 4 hours! I think I was very lucky. FB doesn't do much though. It got 70 likes or so.

    They love the site, so they're happy to visit my ecommerce which is promoted all over the place.

    I also added 12 hot new products.

    Result

    And this is the awesomeness I mentioned. That is a HUGE leap from previous report!

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  5. masteringhub

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    migleezy Regular Member

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    Good start mate :)
     
  7. gazmo

    gazmo Junior Member

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    Hopefully this start gives you enough motivation to work hard.

    The "I'll accomplish X otherwise I'll kill myself" never worked for me personally
     
  8. K.H.R

    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good Start OP.
    I am planning to start Amazon Journey again. I think it will help & motivate me a lot. Subscribed.

    Keep it Up...

    Cheers :drinking2
     
  9. reenaribeena

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    Great job OP! What plugin are you using to add products to your store? I embedded my astore but it is hideous.
     
  10. tinle

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    I'm using Woocommerce Amazon Affiliate plugins. I just need to input the ASINs and it takes good care of the rest.
     
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    Fantastic job, OP! Since your're using Woocommerce, are you just using the default settings, such as "Buy Product" button? My problem with Woocommerce is that I lose my customizations when and update is pushed.
     
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    Keep up us updated man. I remember my earnings skyrocketed between blackfriday and cybermonday.

    Looking forward to seeing more results.

    Cheers!
     
  13. K.H.R

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    How its working, good ? Do you think its increase your earning ?
    I am going to start amazon affiliate again, so I want to know it.
     
  14. tinle

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    It is very good indeed. It does almost everything for you, like creating variations, constantly updating added products, spinning content (description) and so on... You only need to find the products you want. Also, it only works with woocommerce theme.

    One thing though, it will run super slow when you have so many products and attributes. If you plan to use it, make sure you know how to optimize those things.

    You can find it on codecanyon.
     
  15. tinle

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    UPDATE
    Wasn't doing much today, because most of the tasks are done with the bot.

    I started to see people posting their own stuff on my voting site which is good. However, I've seen the drop of my traffic. Maybe I need to be more aggressive to maintain the statistics.

    Still waiting the next report.

    Finger crossed.
     
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    UPDATE 3
    I know, it's strange to update twice a day, but Amazon reports come too late.

    Earning reports

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    $400+ made in 3 days! That's something I didn't expect.

    However, I'm not sure if the stats are stable or just because of black friday effect. Clicks went down a bit yesterday but the conversion was growing. I'm happy with that.

    BTW, I've got an idea to recycle Amazon visitors since they're very in buying mode. The key is Amazon cookie policy. Once a person clicks on my link, no matter what he buys I still get my commission. It's gonna be in the to-do list for tomorrow.

    Stay tuned!
     
  17. MisterF

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    What bot are you using ?

    Are these surges due to black friday weekend maybe or do you think these levels will stay ?

    Thanks
     
  18. jexie

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    Great work, tinle! I know the bot plays a huge part, but I also want to second GhostPanda's sentiment about becoming an authority in a niche. Keep up the results - always remember you can't completely rely on the bot.
     
  19. tinle

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    UPDATE
    I think it really is stable!

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    What I did
    _ Keep the bot running
    _ Executed my plan to recycle Amazon visitors
    _ Add more pictures to my voting site
    _ Drank some beer
     
  20. tinle

    tinle Newbie

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    I'm using Pinbot.

    Honestly I don't know yet. It seems to maintain but let's wait some more.
     
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