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Amazon Affiliate - 6k Monthly

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by CheeseyGorditaCrunch, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. CheeseyGorditaCrunch

    CheeseyGorditaCrunch Registered Member

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    Hello, I had a journey on here a little while back but was forced to delete it out of security concerns. I like recording my thoughts, and it keeps me motivated, so I'm doing it again. I know what I'm doing, now the goal is to scale it up.

    About Me

    21 year old from the United States. Went to college for a few semesters but did pretty poorly out of lack-of-interest, so I took a year off to try and earn some "passive" income. The idea is that college will be more exciting and worth-while if I don't have to worry about money or my major even. I want be able to take classes because they interest me, not because I think they'll have the best chance of landing me a cushy job or the best ROI.

    I live with my parents. This provides me the unique opportunity of putting almost 100% of earnings back into the business to scale it up. I'm very grateful for this, but I would like to move out soon as well.


    Websites


    Website 1 - Last month's profit: $2,895.00

    About This Website - Age 1 Year - My first site. I first learned html and css and then worked on this site. It took me 5 months to learn to design and finish writing the 30 articles it would start with.

    I give zero shits about the niche in general, I only chose this niche because I had a 3-year aged domain with a 1-page, 500 word article already on it. It took me around 1-year to reach 3k profit per month. I simply took the earnings and reinvested in links and content. Originally I wrote all the content, but that's not effective for scaling, so I've been outsourcing ever since. I currently pay about $15 per 500 words.

    According to Keyword Planner, my niche does very well during Christmas. I expect to earn anywhere from 5k-7k next month but I really don't know as it's my first time going through the Holidays. Even if I break 6k like I want, I don't count this towards my goal as Christmas sales are way above average.

    Website 2 - Last month's profit $20.00

    About This Website - Age 1 Month - Very excited for this website, lots of earning potential. Again, I give zero shits about this niche in general, I only chose it because of the weak competition/websites that are currently ranking in the top 10. Currently has around 25 articles or so on it, the majority are outsourced.

    I've been progressing my outsourcing little by little. First I outsourced small articles and now I'm trying to outsource "Pillar" articles or large money articles 2000 + words. These cost me about $75 per. I'm still going to write a few articles as well, but the majority of articles on this website will be outsourced.

    Link Building - The website is very new and I don't want to scare away the fickle ol' google, so I'm taking link building slowly. Believe it or not, it's a lot easier to acquire links when you wave money in their face, so I'm going for large, niche-relevant worthwhile links with a few large niche-relevant web 2.0's sprinkled in. Social traffic is not my game and converts poorly anyway, maybe later.

    Website 3 - Last month's profit: $0.

    About This Website - In Planning. Looks more profitable and easier to rank than previous website. Expensive products, relatively new on the market. Will focus on same link-building patterns as before, but with a small PBN included for testing purposes. The goal is to have this website up by December 1st with 20 articles and 3 pillars.

    The distinct advantage of outsourcing articles is that I can spend my time creating new websites or scouting for links rather than writing boring articles.

    Till Next Time.
     
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  2. nnahlee

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    good luck on your journey
     
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  3. mrankin

    mrankin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Enjoyed reading, good to see you're looking to scale up. What tool(s) do you use for niche research?
     
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  4. asap1

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    Good luck OP :)
     
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  5. googee

    googee Registered Member

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    Good luck on your journey.

    It would be great if you can provide details about how to you do it :)
     
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  6. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    So in summary you:
    Get an expired domain
    Write 30 articles (reviews?)
    Build links to website
    bank?
     
  7. elhosary

    elhosary Regular Member

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    are this small niche site or authority sites , how many UV/month for your biggest earning site
     
  8. CheeseyGorditaCrunch

    CheeseyGorditaCrunch Registered Member

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    I don't use expired domains, and I currently don't use PBNs. I don't trust them, but I'm testing PBNs for the third website simply because I bought a domain and didn't realize there was like a 45 day waiting time for the domain to be released from auction.

    I use Google Keyword Planner, and just this week I purchased Ahrefs lite. You don't need any paid tools though.

    Website 1
    - About 10,000 unique a month, over 100 pages.
     
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  9. lecram

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    looks good, good luck!
     
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  10. CheeseyGorditaCrunch

    CheeseyGorditaCrunch Registered Member

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    Just found this. Implementing it now, pretty much guaranteed to increase conversion rates over the phone for amazon affiliates. Highly recommend.
    ..Can't post a link yet, check out the Amazon popover beta.
     
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  11. rolanduc

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    Hum... Good luck with your journey. Hope you will share some great tips here. :p
     
  12. supervitallica

    supervitallica Registered Member

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    are all your articles reviews?
     
  13. CheeseyGorditaCrunch

    CheeseyGorditaCrunch Registered Member

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    No, others are informative.
     
  14. Jardiland007

    Jardiland007 Newbie

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    Good luck on your journey bro :)
     
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  15. MichaelJon

    MichaelJon Registered Member

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    Interesting stuff. Good luck with your journey. I'll be checking in regularly!
     
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  16. Dream.Seo

    Dream.Seo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck on your journey.
     
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  17. Boomba

    Boomba Regular Member

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    Nice start to your journey already, you gave me some motivation to work harder on my Amazon site. I'll be following!
     
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  18. LoftPower

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    Nice journey. Best of luck.
     
  19. krmudvayne

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    Hi,

    Can i ask what is the number of words in your pillar articles and in the normal articles?.

    Also can share about your link building strategy?

    Thanks..
     
  20. spazy2

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    this is amazing very good work.. keep it up and don't forget to pay taxes :)
     
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