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3k to invest in Amazon Affiliates, WWYD?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by nerfsmurf, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. nerfsmurf

    nerfsmurf Junior Member

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    Hey everyone!

    You can just read the bold text to get a feel for what I'm typing if you don't want to read all the details.

    So I have been bouncing around a bit trying different methods, testing the waters. I have found a pretty big niche but for some pretty highly searched keywords, there's like no competition, only like one PR4 site and 2 PR2s. I have used a 100 dollar voucher I have received from BHW to test my website conversion (gathering e-mails) and I noticed it was pretty low, but I have damn near perfected it now. I was also surprised to see how many visits my site got from an adwords campaign alone, I thought everyone just ignored that. Then again, that number was small compared to the impressions, so I know I will generate ALOT more traffic when I'm in the top 3.

    I have everything set up, facebook, twitter, website, and youtube videos. I want to invest some cash into this now, I can only invest like $100-200 in July (or more depending on how hard I sell some websites) then I can invest 4k in late August.

    For the $100-$200 investment in July, would it be smart to invest in a series of Press Releases offered by this BHW service?

    And for the 3k investment, ofcourse i don't want to dump all this in and the whole thing is a flop, but what should I try, to see if this niche is gonna work, before I do invest too much?

    More info about what I intend to do. The main goal of my website is to get user e-mail opt-ins and fire out weekly newsletters with the products I'm promoting. Some of the keywords I'm trying to rank for do have some high rollers like Amazon, best buy, etc etc, but other keywords are clear of these guys and may have only one smaller authority, and these kws still get alot of search volume, according to adwords.

    What am I doing now? Well I have optimised my website pretty damn good for offsite SEO (according to IBP program). I released 2 YT vids (although I know you guys say release a few millions for best results, but I dont have the tools to get this done automatically nor the money to purchase. Maybe I can invest a bit in this?) and pumped them up a bit with some comments, likes, views, but they are receiving very little attention, and I followed all the guidelines for YT optimization. I have Facebook page and Twitter setup, and im going to expand my twitter page a bit with some free followers (god i hate twitter) but since YLHs dropped facebook, it might take me a while to expand that (again, i wont mind investing in a few "startup" fans).

    I just submitted my site to bing and yahoo (already in g00gle), and I think thats about it. OH, I did very very little backlinking. I tried piggy backing off the sites that are currently in the top 10, but there are so few, (except that one site, but those are blogrolls or other backlinks embedded into articles of other sites) I guess i can try to find some more commentable sites.
    Hell, I even made an android app to take e-mails from those who just happen to see my app on the phone.

    Im obsessed with my excel spreadsheet, and if I can build my e-mail list, I know I can get some great income (in about 6 months), even with all possible variables set to the "low as hell" setting (except the actual number of subscribers).

    Soooo...

    What would you do? Am I on a good track? What would you have done differently?
     
  2. obolang

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    Nice strategy...just keep on fire since you do it all manually. Do you write the content by yourself too? How about the traffic you get?
     
  3. nerfsmurf

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    Well thats another issue, there isnt much content to my site, maybe I should add a "news" section to it. My sites primary purpose is to inform the user about what they are about to get into and about what I can offer them, all for free. The only other real (not real) content I have so far is a test page demonstrating how they will receive their e-mails and what format it will resemble. I dont officially start my service until next week. after that, it will gain a new post 1-2 times a week. Im not getting any traffic as of now since the website is like 3 days old, YT vids are getting no views, and the adwords brought about 11 peeps on my page at all times, but that 100 bucks has dryed up :D. My first mistake, which i wont do again, is buy ads, get alot of traffic, and have NO affiliate links on my page yet. (i was just wanting emails, but i guess people expected to see the goods on the page right then). Im not getting any traffic from my app, i was expecting atleast one download by now. I have released a few photography related apps and dating apps and those got downloads pretty fast. This one however isnt photography but a shopping app xD ....
     
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  4. VinBed

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    I would invest in regular new content, a quality website and landing page, quality branding (unless you already have this) and press releases from a place like http://www.einpresswire.com.

    On top of that, not too sure without knowing the particular domain names you have and the niches.
     
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  5. nerfsmurf

    nerfsmurf Junior Member

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    Any other recommendations? :D