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15 y/o journey to $100 a day with Amazon Affiliate

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by zepotatox, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. zepotatox

    zepotatox Newbie

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    My Journey to $100 a Day

    Hello BHW,
    I just turned 15 last week and got $100 for my birthday, I'm going to try and use this money to build an amazon affiliate website.
    I've been trying to make money online since I was about 12 but always end up losing it. So I'm trying my hardest this time to get a good website going.

    What I've got so far:
    -Domain name
    -Hosting

    Things I need to buy:
    -Amazon Affiliate website from Fiverr
    -Backlinks

    That's all I got, can anyone help me/tell me what else I need to do?

    zepotatox, signing out
     
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  2. Etranger

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    Hey there,

    Congratulations on having the work ethic and drive at that young of an age. You'll go far if you can keep that up as you get older.

    You're off to a good start. The best way I have found to make money from affiliate sites is to have fantastic content about the products you're promoting. I would practice writing 300 - 400 word articles based on key words you research beforehand. Are you familiar with WordPress at all? You probably don't need a Fiverr gig to make you a site, since WordPress has a one-click script installation on a lot of cPanel-based hosting plans.

    As for backlinks, keep it white/grey hat and you'll be dandy.

    So, a rough process would look something like this:
    1. Research good keywords (be creative, but also back up your theories with AdWords keyword tool)
    2. Think about articles that would add value to your readers' day and make them want to click your affiliate links
    3. Write the articles, publish consistently. Use good internal linking practices.
    4. Rinse
    5. Repeat
    6. Profit
     
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  3. zepotatox

    zepotatox Newbie

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    Thanks for the help, I was thinking maybe making a woocommerce website as they seem to look a lot more trustable and user friendly. Perhaps I could make a review section in each product and post the best amazon review on there? What do you think?
     
  4. macdonjo3

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    You don't know that yet lol. Don't skip to conclusions. Most journey threads go on incomplete. I hope we can come back in 2 months and make that claim.

    Good luck OP
     
  5. lord1027

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    Well, you don't seem to be interested in putting any work in your website. Amazon websites from fiverr are automatically generated, content is duplicated (with tons of websites). Backlinks alone will not help you, you need quality content. My advice, take the time to write reviews on your own.
     
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  6. StargateSG

    StargateSG Junior Member

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    STOP


    Don't waste your money on a fivver gig to make you a site. I recommend using the Wordpress theme "Virtue" and, of course, the woocommerice plugin and MOST IMPORTANTLY, Prosociate. This plug-in will auto create all the products and sections and even link the reviews for whatever products is on your site to the ones on Amazon- you'll look a lot more trustworthy. Stick with the free version for now.


    - Don't submit your application to Amazon for an affiliate account until you have lots of organic content. Otherwise they will decline your request- at least until you get more organic content.


    I can PM you more details on set-up if you'd like, since I took the same route a while ago.
     
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  7. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I wouldn't take advice from a guy who can't even get his fonts right on a forum post.

    Always post in black font on black background.

    In all serious, yes OP, he's right. You really shouldn't rely on Fiverr to do anything delicate like building your site or building backlinks.
     
  8. zepotatox

    zepotatox Newbie

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    Ok, so new to-do-list:
    -Build the website by myself
    -Write a few reviews at once to start me off
    -Backlinks

    Problem with having a woocommerce site that has reviews from the admin makes it look suspicious and unprofessional. I'm gonna have to figure this out somehow :confused:
     
  9. StargateSG

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    ;)

    And also, Zepotatox, don't write fake reviews. The plugin that I mentioned in the post before will do it all- NO WORK NEEDED. It'll grab any products from Amazon you want, complete with reviews, pictures, description, EVERYTHING.

    Work smart, not hard. Almost everything can be automated.
     
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  10. zepotatox

    zepotatox Newbie

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    I think I'm going to make a woocommerce site as nobody really looks for reviews for products from my niche...

    adwords reviews.jpg
    See?

    What do you guys think?
     
  11. StargateSG

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    I thought you established that in the very beginning. But, yep, that's the way to go!
     
  12. zepotatox

    zepotatox Newbie

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    DAY 2

    Ok so I've bought Prosociate and have installed wordpress, Prosociate came with Woothemes "Superstore" theme for free so I'm using that.
    I ordered a logo gig off of fiverr and that should arrive in 4 days. I need to sign up for amazon affiliate but first I will fill my store with content so they accept my request.
    Btw, Prosociates cart system is sooo good, I'll easily get a ton of orders!

    Money Spent:
    Logo $5
    Domain and Hosting $22.10
    Prosociate $39
    ________________________

    Total $66.1
    Money Left $33.9
     
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  13. StargateSG

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    I swear to GOD. You didn't NEED to BUY Prosociate.

    You need to fill your site/blog with content, not your shop. You really didn't need to buy Prosociate. You just wasted $39- since you're doing Amazon, that'll take care of everything.

    But, since you bought it, make sure to use the hell out of it. One benefit with the premium version is a tracking cookie that lasts 3 months instead of 1.
     
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  14. zepotatox

    zepotatox Newbie

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    I know I didn't need to but I wanted to, as it means a better conversion rate.
     
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  15. zepotatox

    zepotatox Newbie

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    DAY 7 (i think)

    I've bought 17 300/400 word articles for $15 and I'm waiting for them to get delivered. In the meanwhile I'm saving up $58 for a wordpress theme that actually looks good, plus the one is want doesn't have a "free" version and even if it did I couldn't install it myself because wordpress really confuses me.
     
  16. Tobbe co

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    While you save up those $58 I'd recommend you to read or watch some wp tutorials instead. WP is an awesome CMS and really customizable and flexible.
    Installing a plugin literally is a 2 -click process. Upload the theme.zip and click activate.
     
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    zepotatox Newbie

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    I know but it's installing demo pages and most theme documentation are in broken english and I'm just not very good at all that stuff
     
  18. StargateSG

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    It looks to me like you need to stop just "buying" things, and do a bit more research. And by a bit I mean a LOT more. There are plenty of good wordpress themes (of rather, thousands) that are free, and you don't need to buy them.

    Wordpress was confusing to me at first, but I looked at literally 30-40 youtube tutorials on how to use it, and I tinkered with it, and got the hang of it.

    This will help you out a lot- it sure did for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo1TYvnsawI
     
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  19. zepotatox

    zepotatox Newbie

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    I understand the way you're thinking, but with this niche I don't want a flat, modern website that would be suited for a clothes shop. I want something bright and colourful that draws customers in. There are no free themes that do this and barely any paid themes that do it either. So stop telling me what to do because this is my journey not yours.
     
  20. ice41

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    Dude, you should listen to the people in here. Listen to the experienced ones, save your money and don't go on a buying spree. Learn how to do everything, it will give you a lot of knowledge and skills.

    It might not make sense to you, but trust me on this. Listen and learn.
     
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