Amazon affiliate niche sites still good to go?

pexos

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Is it still working as good as before what do you think? are traditional methods to boost a niche site still working?
 
I'm no expert on Amazon Affiliate sites but I did a good bit of reading on the subject this month and decided to jump in. It looks like a great area to be in to me but again I have no personal experience yet. I'm also not trying to make a full-time living off of it either. Just some extra money on the side.
 
Yes, and it’s cheaper than ever to get a start.

If you need some keyword and niche ideas,

There are some good services in the marketplace, that will get you up and runnning.
 
Yes, and it’s cheaper than ever to get a start.

If you need some keyword and niche ideas,

There are some good services in the marketplace, that will get you up and runnning.

That's the exact method I took with one of my sites...ordered it from the marketplace. I read through most of the Amazon Affiliate thread there and made my decision after sifting through reviews and seeing sample sites for myself. I've also been trying to purchase an established site with Amazon Affiliate earnings since last year but the seller is asking too much.
 
That's the exact method I took with one of my sites...ordered it from the marketplace. I read through most of the Amazon Affiliate thread there and made my decision after sifting through reviews and seeing sample sites for myself. I've also been trying to purchase an established site with Amazon Affiliate earnings since last year but the seller is asking too much.
That’s great, how did that workout?

The new site?
 
They still work well. I have several that were purchased over the last two years, and all are still earning consistently. It’s all about the niche.

Although I do think it’s inevitable that Amazon will cut back further on the program... but who knows when.
 
They still work well. I have several that were purchased over the last two years, and all are still earning consistently. It’s all about the niche.

Although I do think it’s inevitable that Amazon will cut back further on the program... but who knows when.

Do you mind sharing your monthly earnings and how many sites you have? Did you build these all yourself or find someone in the marketplace?
 
Still works well but it gets harder and harder. SEO is getting harder and the internet is becoming consolidated. Big media companies are buying and dominating the SERP.

If you have the time/budget you can still make decent money going after easier niches and keywords. Still plenty of good niches and keywords out there.
 
Do you mind sharing your monthly earnings and how many sites you have? Did you build these all yourself or find someone in the marketplace?

I do about $6k in affiliate income per month, primarily from three main affiliate sites. All were purchased through Empire Flippers, although I’ve done quite a bit of work on them since.
 
I do about $6k in affiliate income per month, primarily from three main affiliate sites. All were purchased through Empire Flippers, although I’ve done quite a bit of work on them since.

Thanks for the reply!

I've browsed Empire Flippers and Flippa for years now and I rarely see anything that looks like a good investment to me. I've sold three businesses over the years (not internet businesses) and what I've learned is that most legit and stable businesses are valued at around 2 years net profit. From what I've seen on EP and Flippa, a lot of those businesses are new or declining and not worth the risk of paying 2 years net profit and yet most are asking that or much more. I've found a few potentials on Flippa over the years but getting sellers to respond on there has been difficult for me.

I'd love to hear more about your experience with EF if you care to share. Hopefully I'm not jacking OP's thread but I think this is still on topic.

- Were the sites you purchased stable, declining, or increasing in monthly profits?
- Do you remember what multiplier you ended up paying for each site? IE if a site was earning an average of $100 a month and you paid $1000 for the site your multiplier was 10x monthly profit.
- Do you remember what multiplier the seller was asking when you first approached them? I've always wondered how much wiggle room EF sellers put in their listings. My experience with selling offline businesses is that the price is set fair and firm from the start and negotiations on price are rare.
- Where these sites bundled together on EF or did you make three different purchases?

Congrats on the success! I'd love to do what you're doing and invest in some already established sites!
 
Thanks for the reply!

I've browsed Empire Flippers and Flippa for years now and I rarely see anything that looks like a good investment to me. I've sold three businesses over the years (not internet businesses) and what I've learned is that most legit and stable businesses are valued at around 2 years net profit. From what I've seen on EP and Flippa, a lot of those businesses are new or declining and not worth the risk of paying 2 years net profit and yet most are asking that or much more. I've found a few potentials on Flippa over the years but getting sellers to respond on there has been difficult for me.

I'd love to hear more about your experience with EF if you care to share. Hopefully I'm not jacking OP's thread but I think this is still on topic.

- Were the sites you purchased stable, declining, or increasing in monthly profits?
- Do you remember what multiplier you ended up paying for each site? IE if a site was earning an average of $100 a month and you paid $1000 for the site your multiplier was 10x monthly profit.
- Do you remember what multiplier the seller was asking when you first approached them? I've always wondered how much wiggle room EF sellers put in their listings. My experience with selling offline businesses is that the price is set fair and firm from the start and negotiations on price are rare.
- Where these sites bundled together on EF or did you make three different purchases?

Congrats on the success! I'd love to do what you're doing and invest in some already established sites!

You definitely have to wade through a lot of garbage, and have a lot of patience. But if you have some capital to invest, it’s faster than building from scratch. Of course, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can also be a great way to lose a lot of money.

I’ve purchased from both Flippa and Empire Flippers. Flippa is the Wild West- high chance of getting scammed. But I have one fantastic site that came from there. Empire Flippers is much safer.

For those three affiliate sites- two were packaged together and one was separate. They were all stable for at least a year or slightly increasing when I bought them. I pay 25-30x monthly net income for affiliate sites. Pure content sites, monetized with ad revenue, tend to go higher (30-35x). They always list higher and we negotiate down. You also have to watch out for P&Ls that often neglect to include expenses like content writing or VAs.
 
You definitely have to wade through a lot of garbage, and have a lot of patience. But if you have some capital to invest, it’s faster than building from scratch. Of course, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can also be a great way to lose a lot of money.

I’ve purchased from both Flippa and Empire Flippers. Flippa is the Wild West- high chance of getting scammed. But I have one fantastic site that came from there. Empire Flippers is much safer.

For those three affiliate sites- two were packaged together and one was separate. They were all stable for at least a year or slightly increasing when I bought them. I pay 25-30x monthly net income for affiliate sites. Pure content sites, monetized with ad revenue, tend to go higher (30-35x). They always list higher and we negotiate down. You also have to watch out for P&Ls that often neglect to include expenses like content writing or VAs.

Thanks! That's very insightful information!

If you're paying 25-30x is it taking you that long (or close to it) to get your investment back or have you found a way to increase profits to get your money back faster?

The thing that worries me is that a lot can change in 2-3 years, especially in the world of affiliate marketing. I figured that paying that high would almost certainly translate to a loss which is why I've yet to pull the trigger on one. I had 60k set aside last year to invest in something so I was definitely looking but I figured 10x profits would be safer for this industry given how volatile it can be at times.

What sort of things do you do when you buy a new site? Are you just posting a few articles a month to each site or are you buying backlinks, etc?

Thanks again for sharing!
 
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