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Amazon affiliates journey to $600 pm

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Nit3watch, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Nit3watch

    Nit3watch Registered Member

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    I been have following WhitePassion's IM journey 'Amazon affiliates journey to a stable income' (I cant post links..) quite closely for the last few weeks and it has got me motivated to start my own IM journey. Basically my initial goal will be to have my car payments ( $600 pm ) covered by my affiliates site and will help free up cach to invest in other IM opportunities. I think it is quite a realistic goal and hope you enjoy!

    To start, I searched for a Godaddy coupon and bought my domain for $2. It's a partial .com and I didn't want an EMD as the niche is slightly broad, though combined with the titles, it will have the full targeted keywords within the URL's.

    I ordered 32 articles from Natasha Nixon yesterday ( $200 ) and am dividing them up like so: 12 articles will be product focused/reviews and the rest will be informative and engaging.

    Iv'e also chosen to go with Wordpress HeatMap AdAptive ( Free version ) and have made some modifications to the theme.
    • Removed date and author meta from pages only, still shows on posts
    • Manually removed the link in the footer
    • Taken the sky-medic.css style sheet from the premium theme demo and replaced the darthed.css files contents with the new css

    My wordpress plugins are as follows ( I could export the settings and supply them if need be or let me know if I must post my plugin configs ):

    All In One SEO Pack

    • Check Canonical URLs
    • disable Use Original Title
    • disable Use Keywords
    • uncheck Use Tags for META keywords
    • uncheck Dynamically Generate Keywords for Posts Page
    • enable Rewrite Titles
    • check Capitalize Titles
    • check Capitalize Category Titles
    • check Use noindex for Date Archives
    • check Use noindex for Author Archives
    • check Use noindex for Tag Archives

    Broken Link Checker

    • Check Apply custom formatting to broken links
    • check HTML links
    • check HTML images
    • check Basic HTTP
    • check Run continuously while the Dashboard is open
    • check Run hourly in the background

    Contact Form 7 ( added a contact us page as I dont want the site to seem unnatural )

    Contextual Related Posts

    • Check post
    • check page
    • uncheck attachment
    • check Find related posts based on content as well as title
    • check Posts
    • check Feeds
    • Select Blank Output
    • Select Display thumbnails in line with posts after title

    Disable Comments ( Don't have time to deal with spam )

    Google XML Sitemaps
    • Check Write a normal XML file (your filename)
    • check Write a gzipped file (your filename + .gz)
    • check Rebuild sitemap if you change the content of your blog
    • check Notify Google about updates of your Blog
    • check Notify Bing (formerly MSN Live Search) about updates of your Blog
    • check Add sitemap URL to the virtual robots.txt file
    • check Use default, check Build the sitemap in a background process (You don't have to wait when you save a post)
    • check Do not use automatic priority calculation
    • check Include homepage
    • check Include posts
    • check Include static pages
    • check Include the last modification time

    WP Sitemap Page

    • Go to Settings > WP Sitemap page - How to display posts: <a href="{permalink}">{title}</a> {day}/{hour}:{minute}
    • At the same time, create a page with the slug html-sitemap and insert the shortcode [wp_sitemap_page]
    • An HTML sitemap (beside the XML one) will improve your site interlinking. Save the link of that page, you'll want to add that later in the footer

    W3 Total Cache
    BackWPup Free
    Statpress
    Review Schema


    • I modified the plugin to stop the reviews being added after the content and added the review function to the heatmap theme just after the author meta so its one of the first things the user sees as apposed to the last.


    I have already setup all my categories based on my keyword research with Market Samurai.

    I am busy with the banner for the site and writing up content for the featured block on the home page and the about us page.

    Next I will have to write up a short intro to each category as the heatmap theme displays them.

    I want to automate my social posting so will be doing some research on auto social poster plugins.

    Hope I reach my goal and motivate someone! thanks for reading.
     
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  2. wnateg

    wnateg Regular Member

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    Good luck! I also use the Adaptive theme. I quite like it.
     
  3. ComRade667

    ComRade667 Regular Member

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    good luck with your journey OP..:) looking forward to hear your success..Bookmarked
     
  4. ahead

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    I don't have much knowledge in this area so I will be following your journey to learn some new things. You seem to have sorted out a lot of things already so that's great!

    Best of luck!
     
  5. iggydash

    iggydash Newbie

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    Sounds like a beginning of a successful journey. You set up is beastly at the moment with the articles
     
  6. Lakitu

    Lakitu Junior Member

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    Good luck on your journey. I'll be following your thread as I also plan to start an Amazon Affiliate website soon.
     
  7. Danny1111

    Danny1111 Elite Member

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    Congrats on giving it a shot and seems your motivated so that is a great asset.

    I've got to $600 a month using 3 different amazon methods + more... So for most people I think you stand a good chance getting there .. Just try to relax in the beginning and don't sweat the stats everyday .. As sales take a few months to get steady .. Focus on your keywords, product selection, content and site and I'm sure you can get out of it what your looking for.

    all the best.
     
  8. Nit3watch

    Nit3watch Registered Member

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    First update - I just received my articles from natasha nixon and will be posting them as it, they will be drip fed e.g. 1 post every second day.

    I am also going to get some traffic and trust going with informative articles first as apposed to throwing aff links on the site. Later on (1-2 weeks) I will start interlinking and jucing up the articles whilst adding the 'post updated' meta schema so Google might re look at them :)

    Basically alot of work to get through over the next few hours but looking good. Already I can see some organic traffic but social referrals are totally throwing off my bounce rate (70%) hence I am going to chill on the social.

    Will update in the morning after the 2 new acticles I uploaded
     
  9. Beven

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    Best of luck on your journey Nit3watch! :)
     
  10. adambaumb

    adambaumb Newbie

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    Good luck with your journey!
    May I ask how many eCommerce pages you are competing against for your main kw on page 1?
    I feel like whatever keyword research I do, I always end up with products that are dominated by ecommerce stores like target, walmart, amazon, macys..
     
  11. emzed

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    Best of luck! I'll be reading your updates :)
     
  12. gold33

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    Good luck! I'm looking into Amazon Affiliates as well, so I'm very curious to see how you do :)
     
  13. KnightRider

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    Good luck for you journey mate.
     
  14. armin64

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    Good luck mate. May be it was for me but Amazon niche works much better over blogspot than a self hosted. Have so many popular products related keywords sitting at #1 rank even above amazon itself at blogspot.
     
  15. WhitePassion

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    Why did you stop updating this?

    My goal with the journey was to inspire action, but I've obviously failed :|
     
  16. Fumuru

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    Good luck with this journey.