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Amazon Affiliate 3 Site Journey: Goal to hit $4k per month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by MonkeyJohn, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. MonkeyJohn

    MonkeyJohn Regular Member

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    Background
    I have been creating Amazon Affiliate websites since late 2013. Most of my IM experience is in (trying to) ranking niche websites. It also started with Spencer Haws original Niche Site project (the survival knife one)…and I have not looked back since. I have a full time job and a family so life is pretty busy and IM has to be done in “spare” time.

    Why this journey?
    I have around 10 sites at the moment and only a few are making the majority of the money…but I have real trouble focusing on a few of these sites and making these big earners. Instead, I end up spending time on lots of sites that are not making much money, rather than concentrate on the ones that are.

    By publishing this journey I hope to hold myself accountable to achieving my goals. Plus, I love the BHW community and I will appreciate the feedback and advice given during this journey. I also want to spend some of my time working on other projects as well (such as AliExpress dropship) and not devote all my time to niche sites.

    Journey goal
    In 6 months’ time I want these sites to be earning at least $4,000 per month. This will allow me to consider leaving my current job and taking up IM full time.

    The plan
    I will focus on 3 existing niche sites (for me this is “focusing”, 1 would be too boring!) and add content and rank these to get organic traffic and increase their revenue so they jointly earn $4k by May 2017.

    The sites

    The 3 sites are:

    • Site A:
    • Home & Garden Niche – various products around general niche. Not really focused
    • Created: early 2015
    • Content: 19 articles + latest blog post style home page
    • October earnings: $807
    • October traffic: 14,132
    • October click through rate: 31%
    • October conversion rate: 10%
    • October earnings per click: $0.19

    • Site B:
    • Home & Garden Niche – more focused around 1 sub-niche
    • Created: early 2015
    • Content: 12 articles + home page
    • October earnings: $840
    • October traffic: 3,867
    • October click through rate: 84%
    • October conversion rate: 8%
    • October earnings per click: $0.26

    • Site C (new site):
    • Sports & Outdoor niche - more focused around 1 sub-niche
    • Created: September 2016
    • Content: 6 articles + latest blog post style home page
    • No traffic or earnings

    Current work-in-progress

    Site A:
    • 5x PBN posts targeting 1 keyword / URL (delivered, now monitoring)
    • 10x articles ready to upload (5x info & 5x product reviews)

    Site B:
    • 10x PBN targeting 2 keywords / URLS (in progress)
    • 1x article to upload (product review)

    Site C:
    • RankerX project targeting 1 keyword / URL (finished, now monitoring)
    • 2x articles ordered from my writer but not delivered yet


    Goals for next 7 days

    Site A:
    • Upload 10x articles
    • Conduct site review using SemRush

    Site B:
    • Order 5x new articles

    Site C:
    • Correct some on-site formatting issues
    • Add Amazon Native Ad units
    • Hopefully get 2x articles uploaded that I ordered

    Please feel free to ask any questions. I prefer not to answer PMs but answer the questions in this thread.

    Thanks for reading!
     
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  2. Blakereed

    Blakereed Regular Member

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    Very Nice! I hope to be on your level soon :D Following for inspiration!
     
  3. newsworldinside

    newsworldinside Junior Member

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    Only PBN is Real !!!! :(

    Is there any good way to do that without PBN? ;)
     
  4. LoftPower

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    Hi! I wanted to wish you much luck and success on this journey of yours.
     
  5. romeoesteban

    romeoesteban Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Seems a solid plan OP. I have created my first Amazon site a few weeks too. I will keep an eye on this journey absorving any insighfull information you share. Good luck!
     
  6. MonkeyJohn

    MonkeyJohn Regular Member

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    Thanks for the support!

    Let me know if you have any questions. Any sales yet?
     
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    justbrowsing1 Registered Member

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    looks good, you ordering pbn links or making your own?
     
  8. MonkeyJohn

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    Both. Initially I used my own small network for Site A and B. Then I ran out of PBN sites so had to order from BHW.

    I plan to use my own PBN again on Site C.
     
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  9. MonkeyJohn

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    Forgot to mention that for Site C (new one) I already ordered and received the following link building packages:

    • 25x blog comments
    • 10x Web 2.0s (11 received). I created 301s to all these and ran a GSA campaign. 7 indexed
    • 10x PR posts. Only 2 indexed. Bit of a wast of time.
    This reason I included Site C on this journey is because as its a new site I can be more adventurous and use it as a test site.
     
  10. knowing25

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    Good luck with your journey.
     
  11. nicefor

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    Good luck with your journey. Subscribed. I also have amazon affiliate websites and try to grow them more.
     
  12. Joebe

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    Good luck with your journey. You seem to have a solid plan. Clear and structured actions what to do. One step closer to sucess :)
     
  13. Ghient

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    I'm currently in the process of building my own affiliate sites too. Really interested in following your journey - hope to see some great results! Good luck! :)
     
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    Thanks for inspiration, I'm following your thread mate.
    Gonna start Amazon stuff again soon..
     
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    why not sell your biggest earning sites on 20-25 multiple on empire flipper and you might got 2*800*20 = $32000 , and invest this big money in one bigger site and you can make more than $4k/ month
     
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    Great awesome journey following and subscribed. I have also started an amazon website and planning to crack $5k with that website alone currently its making only $300 per month.
     
  17. iNuke

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    I'm thinking of doing this anytime soon, so your journey will surely help me getting started. Please give details as much as possible. Good luck! :D
     
  18. dlyhai

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    $800 per month site can sell $32000?? I think it maybe just most at 13 multiple $800 * 13 = $10400 .. Right?
     
  19. dlyhai

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    Solid plan... What other links besides PNB on your Site A & B? Do yo do the T2 links?
     
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    I've got a few question if you don't mind answering:

    What is the price range of the products you're promoting ?

    How is the competition like for sites A and B?
    And the monthly searches for the keywords?

    How long did it take for them to rank?

    What type of links did you build for them?

    Good luck on your journey!
     
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