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Adrian's Amazon Journey to $500/month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by cojocariuadrian, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. cojocariuadrian

    cojocariuadrian Newbie

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    Background

    Hello. I'm Adrian, I'm 20, and as you can see I've been on this forum for a long time, but haven't really posted much. I'm planning to change that.

    I don't want to make this background very big, but I feel like writing it.

    I spent way too much time doing nothing. I'm not very good at planning, nor am I very confident on my actions. For over two years I only read and read but never implemented anything. I got a month into Empower Network but I didn't had any knowledge then and failed. Many will say it's BS, but I think it has potential. I then bought two domains, but they were too big plans for my budget and time, and I was never really able to set them up. I will grow their age though, and maybe one day those ideas will become a success.

    Recently I contacted a member here who helped me a lot, and I managed to really take some action.

    Following his proven method, he convinced me that Amazon has great potential, something I didn't really believed in the first place.

    So I started doing some research ... blahblahblah you get the idea. That's how I got to Amazon.

    The journey

    My plan is to build a couple of Amazon Niche Sites, rank them to Google, and make money.

    The most important part in this journey is to implement and learn by experimentation, something I never did. Also, I'm trying to build focus, something I lack ...

    I'm following Spencer Haws guide mostly on NichePursuits, so these shouldn't really be $20-30 per month sites. They should be $100 plus.

    My problems

    I can write pretty well, but unfortunately I'm lazy as #$%!, and also really slow. I also can't follow along easy on 1 path, it's a struggle. I deleted my Facebook, I changed my AcerS500 with a crappy phone, and tried to reject everything that could get in my way. I also have University which takes a LOT of my time and thought, and I don't have many supporters.

    Low budget... Really low now. I bought the car of my dreams ( bout $2000, saved them up for 3 years for this car ) and now I don't have anything to invest, other than maybe $50. Other expenses leave me with very little, but I'm saving up again, for IM this time. Maybe I did a mistake buying the car, but thinking like that will only affect me more, what's done is done.

    I started this journey to keep me motivated and make me be ashamed of myself it I quit.

    I'm also stuck at SEO. I really need help here, because I don't really know what to do. I'm nowhere to be seen in the SERPS




    What I have

    A website, partial match domain, good niche, products with big price range, averaging $200.

    Main keywords has 8k searches, I found it mixing Longtailpro Trial with Google Planner. Google Planner is very powerful, you just need more patience.

    Other keywords go from 1000 searches to as low as 20, big range. They are many, from very related to slightly related, but which could still convert.


    Competition: This is questioning for me. A big website recently got into it (#2), other than that, there are mostly niche websites, top one (#1) has about 150 backlinks to it. It looked pink at first, now I'm not so sure how easy it is. But if the other niche websites can do it, I can.

    Looks like most websites follow the NichePursuits method, at least from a website point of view.

    Also, most of them have 500 words reviews, probably up to 30 by now, with homepage article well under 1000 words.

    I have 15 articles of 1000 words each, some optimized for keywords in the niche some not. Problem is they were written on a period of 1 month and a half, as I said I'm slow as $#$$%sloth#$.

    Plus a homepage of 2000 words, very good looking, my opinion, at least compared to the other ones. I used a table with some AMZ boxes in it, I removed it for now, I also have some NOFOLLOW links in the homepage, and a couple of links in another article, which are probably ********, I can't really find them ATM.

    Some days ago, another niche website popped up in the rankins, top 10, that looked amazing, maybe even better than me.

    ( Reading MatthewWoodward I notice that I could have done better, in matters of what actually helps a customer. I only wrote the article basted on what information I could find around. It is helpful overall, but I haven't really thought about that TBH. I can do better here, and will try. It will help me with the conversion rate later on. )

    I also plan to start adding 500+ words reviews, just as the other websites. It will be very easy to write them, BUT :

    SEO

    So after the content was placed, I did optimize them pretty well onpage, so it was time to go offpage... but where ?

    I don't have money for services, and I really wouldn't spend any on them, as I also want to learn myself.

    I was recommended to go build Web 2.0s , so I set up 5 Web 2.0 proprieties on some High PR websites. They all have 1000+ words total, split in two, with second article posted some days after, with one link to a relevant high PR site, and two links with my root Domain URL.


    I followed this guide a little, created by Scritty and my own little twist of randomness, so that they look original.

    Lol can't post links xD

    Search for Creating Web 2.0 properties by Scritty.

    There are 5 more 2.0s to come.

    But Scritty says in the end that you should add social bookmarks, and blast it with scrapebox and build links to the 2.0s...

    The problem is that without budget, I have to go manual, and it's overwhelming.

    And all SEO tutorials go the same. They either say it in the beginning or endings : Tools I use : GSA, ScrapeBox, Ultimate Demon, CaptchaPaptcha, and so on ...

    I have no rankings at all, but I am indexed. ( searching site: domain URL )

    I'm now saving for GSA. I want to buy it, I've seen what it can do. After, I will buy ScrapeBox, and ... KontentMachine or something.

    Ok so ... my questions :

    What are social bookmarks ? Never really understood. Not sites list, I know them. I don't understand what they actually are.

    Worth doing it manually ? SEO I mean ... After I finish all 2.0s, I will build 10 links to each ... trying to be as random as possible with them, but keep high PR and good quality.

    Can I use GSA without a VPS and a paid Captcha software ? Because, if it is a must, why don'y they just integrate it in the price ? Do I literally have to type each captcha myself if I don't use a software ? Could I use some human solved ones, like $2-5 for 1000 captchas ? To avoid a 130+ expense for the moment on a Captcha Software ?

    My specs are i3 with 4GB Ram, Win7, slow WiFi internet connection. I could use a friends PC, i5, 8 GB, same connection, but wired. I don't need many links, but I need them build easier than just searching for all the forums that will possibly just take my links off...



     
  2. qrazy

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    Looks like a sound idea.Good luck with your journey.

    GSA is a great tool to start for small sites, if you know what you're doing. Running GSA in your home computer isn't a good idea as it utilizes a lot of bandwidth and resource.

    GSA has integrated support for services like DeathByCaptcha, Decaptcher etc which are pay-as-you-use and not very expensive.
     
  3. cojocariuadrian

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    Thanks qrazy.

    I know it utilizes lots of resources, but I don't really care as I can set up a limit for it, also limit my CPU to about 50%. It will run slower though, but I want to see it just build some links while I don't waste time looking for sites and registering for them, etc.

    Me and my apartment mate have University and we are away from home pretty long time.

    The only thing I'll need to get are captchas solved and some shared/private proxies ( will try public ones first of course, but bought are for sure better ).

    Unfortunately, I can't post links yet, there is a great, great tutorial on MatthewWoodward's site or YouTube channel.

    I won't stay only on the WEB 2.0 though. Even Scritty mentioned somewhere that it's a safe way to get killed by G. I need some diversity, and that diversity should be met also in Tier 1. I will try and keep the PR high though.

    For the rest I will follow up with Spencer Haws on what he does.
     
  4. Danny1111

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    you would need 5 small sites or 1-2 larger ones for $500

    should take about 6 months to get to that level.

    it's a little hit and miss starting out - because you need decent niche selection and better keyword choices - but if you work through those then $500 is pretty easy.

    getting above $500-$600 a month requires a good process and some dedication/optimization -- to really get good buying traffic and to sell the higher priced items.

    anyway best of luck with your journey.
     
  5. cojocariuadrian

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    Hey Danny, I've read your threads. Good stuff man :)

    I know that my title is a bit misleading so so I'll fix that here.

    PLEASE READ :

    $500 is my overall goal. At the moment I'm only trying to break the ice with one site. I'll reinvest everything into this, from the first to the last penny, until I reach my goal.

    I'm really short on money, even 5 sites would be a little much to like set them up all at once. I'll have to build them one by one. Manual work is slow and gets my nuts swollen.

    Also, this niche has 1/3 of the searches that Spencer Haws covered in the Niche Site Project, and he made over $1300/month with it.

    But I have higher end prices products, not sure if good or bad.

    This could possibly be a site that could cover up to $100-200, obviously top 5 on Google required.

    As already mentioned :

    My problem now is doing SEO for one site.

    I will go for niche hunts after I at least see some results in rankings with this one.

     
  6. akwin4565

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    Can you make money from amazon?
     
  7. shoaklirx

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    Best of Luck Dude and $2000 is Cool CAR, it was my dream car and still it is ^^
     
  8. motog

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    all the best op with your journey
    :)
     
  9. rocketblast

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    Great job! Keep it up
     
  10. jpgwapo

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    bookmarking your thread and good luck to your journey..
     
  11. himanuzo

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    Means: the main traffic will be from Google in making money with the Amazon.

    Good luck...!
     
  12. Knuffel

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    You should try some trials, build links with those to your web 2.0s initially. Hopefully this'll give you good enough results to re-invest some money in getting paid options!