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Amazon Affiliate still worth it?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by kalelreturns, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. kalelreturns

    kalelreturns Registered Member

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    Just to give a little background about myself, as you can tell, I'm fairly new to bhw and IM. Although I have known about bhw for about 4 years now, I haven't actually got involved until just recently. I'm seeing that amazon affiliate sites are all the rage now, but doing a little research myself, I see the internet just cluttered with these amazon review and shop sites. I'm attempting to setup a review site myself, Its not fully setup yet but after doing some more digging around I see review sites for pretty much every product listed on amazon, which is no surprise to me, but for someone like me who has never ranked a site before this sounds like a very challenging task that I may not be able to achieve.

    I went ahead a purchased some keywords for a amazon review site that "should be" easy to rank. After looking into the keywords that I purchased I've already found 3-4 amazon review sites out of those, 2 of them I doubt I can out rank considering that I have no experience, and the keywords have only 1000 monthly searches. So now I'm beginning to wonder if this is even worth my time to try and outrank some of these sites for only a small amount of traffic in return.

    I've looked through some my journey threads and of the successful ones, most of them are 1+ year old threads. I know it takes time to rank a site and bring in a decent profit, but also over time people become more aware of these methods and take advantage of them, making it harder to start one up.

    I'm willing to put in work and effort and I understand that there is no easy button when it comes to IM. I'm just not sure if I will be able to profit from this. I've also been seeing a lot of sites getting banned now, so I'm not sure if amazon is cracking down on these sites or what, but I would rather focus my time and effort somewhere else if my site is eventually going to get banned.

    I'm just looking for some advice if anyone has any and if you think a newbie like me can at least profit from amazon affiliates. I'm not looking for no $100 a day, just enough to pay for my hosting and other site expenses I need to build up the site.
     
  2. antichrist

    antichrist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just do it man, you will learn a ton along the way and you will earn money. Pick the macro topic that include your keywords and start building out your site. Do not focus your site on a single keyword but a ton of smaller keywords. 100s of articles on low hanging fruit to start is an excellent way to make money to go after larger search terms.
     
  3. gb

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    You'll never know if you don't try. Go for it.

    Even if you fail you'll still be rewarded with all the information you learned along the way.
     
  4. kalelreturns

    kalelreturns Registered Member

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    thanks for the advice guys. I'm getting more confidence already.
     
  5. innosoft

    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Without trying anything, you cant really comment or thing. Failure is first step.

    Start with understanding the methods and ways followed by those who are successful. Now you need to derive your own way and start working on it. there are many guides and Ebooks for these.
     
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    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Too large post...

    As your Title : Amazon Affiliate is the best options in Affiliate Marketing. Its really worthy...
     
  7. jackrabbitd

    jackrabbitd Newbie

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    Sorry what does IM mean? Yes I do beleive amazon affiliate can earn you a good income, just like any toher source
     
  8. jackrabbitd

    jackrabbitd Newbie

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    This. so much this
     
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    keadams26 Regular Member

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    Hahaha ...Sorry but this was funny...
     
  10. theblackhat

    theblackhat Regular Member

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    Amazon Affiliate = Always worht it :)

    You have to try with different methods.. you have to decide which method works best for you. Everything in IM is "Trial and Error" method.. you may try several times.. But I bet the time you succeed will be worth a lot more than all your failures.. Just start to work on it already. ;)
     
  11. HoneyHelper

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    Just go for it!
    It's always a long term $$
     
  12. Danny1111

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    Just because something is Saturated doesn't mean there is no money in it.

    Pick your battles - go with quality + take your Slice while it is there to be had

    give you $$$ for the next hot thing to come a long.

    XMas is coming and that is free money to be had.
     
  13. kalelreturns

    kalelreturns Registered Member

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    thanks guys for the advice, I really appreciate it. I Think I will startup a my journey thread once I get everything setup.
     
  14. IAmFromTheInternet

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    Any reason why? Ecommerce style shop without much other content?
     
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    This ^ is all you want to hear. This is one of the guys in BHW who inspired me to start my amazon biz.
    1000 search might be little, but you will be surprise when you start ranking for this and a lot of long tail keywords.
    Go for it. Festive season is coming!
     
  16. rodgoodman

    rodgoodman Newbie

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    Is anyone still selling ebooks on Amazon or has that fizzled out? I have a black swan event ebook I have written , was wondering best way of any to monetize it?
     
  17. silentflute

    silentflute Newbie

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    This post has provided great inspiration.

    Thanks