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Amazon affiliates journey to a stable income

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by WhitePassion, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. WhitePassion

    WhitePassion Elite Member

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    Hi,

    I've recently learned a lot about Amazon affiliates and read a lot of different threads and journeys about it. It's something I've always wanted to get into but never took action about.
    Well now is time to do so and I've decided to document my journey in this little thread. I cannot say that I will update this daily as I do not want to make it a chore, but I will do so
    every time I do something significant or feel that something is worth mentioning. If you have any questions, make sure that you've read the whole thread or I will ignore them.
    All questions should be posted on the thread so everyone can learn.

    More info about the project will be posted in my first update so stay tuned. This will hopefully be today.

    Here are two interesting threads regarding amazon affiliates that I would highly recommend reading, credits to Danny1111 for them :)
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/446920-amazon-success-300-day-yesterday.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ultimate-amazon-thread-mark-2-q-good-bad.html

    Hope I motivate at least someone to get started and take action, or help someone learn ANYTHING.

    Cheers,
    Whitepassion
     
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  2. WhitePassion

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    Alright so today is the day I get started.

    Before today I had no plan whatsoever, didn't know where to get started nor what to do.
    Started off the day doing niche research and found a nice keyword with nearly 3k searches, $300+ products and not too much competition in Google.
    Bought a partial match domain, EMD+reviews to be exact.
    I'm planning to make it a review site (obviously) and I will be promoting it via SEO, which I'll be doing myself.

    I've picked out a nice theme for the site, set up wordpress via softaculous and now I'm waiting for the domain to go live on my host.
    I also ordered 10 500 word articles from NatashaNixon on BHW :
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-sold-year-seen-ryan-deiss-perry-belcher.html
    Tomorrow I'll get started on the design and hopefully get my game plan ready for the layout of the site for when I have the articles.

    Over the time being in IM I've collected quite a few tools that I'll be using for this journey :
    Captcha Sniper
    GSA SER
    UltimateDemon
    ScrapeBox
    UltimateNicheFinder
    Serpbook.com rank tracking
    Hostwinds hosting ( highly recommend, contact me if you'd like to sign up as my affiliate :) )
     
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  3. Killix

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    good luck mate!
     
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  4. WhitePassion

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    Thanks.

    Site is now up and running, working on the design, plugins and whatnot and waiting to get my articles so I can start dripping content :)
     
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  5. Danny1111

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    So glad you decided to take action and start working on your IM Success.

    I really urge you to take your time on the first site - and get it as organized and perfect as you can -- then just create a list that you follow for each of the others.

    Lastly always try to make the User Experience as easy as possible - because you want the maximum chance to get people to click on your affiliate links and give you the chance for a "Sale"

    Best of Luck with your Journey.
     
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  6. WhitePassion

    WhitePassion Elite Member

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    I wouldn't say it's for my IM success, I consider myself fairly successful already. Just trying to diversify my source of income, expand my knowledge and of course make more and more money.

    And thanks for the advice, you're always welcome to give any tips in this thread :D
     
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    Good luck with your thread!
    Will be following it for sure ;)
     
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  8. WhitePassion

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    Thanks for the warm wishes :)
     
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    Will take a look at this journey, for sure. Really interesting.
    Amazon Affiliates takes a big place in my future projects.

    Good luck. May success be with you. :)
     
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    Good luck mate! Hope to learn a lot from you as I also started on amazon.
     
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  11. lloughry

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    I have identified two amazon niches I want to play in after reading Danny's thread. I am starting a journey thread right now on some MNS once I get them where I want them I am going to start on these sites. Looking forward to following your journey.
     
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  12. WhitePassion

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    Thanks a lot guys.

    Will be posting an update later tonight, got loads of ideas currently..
     
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    congrats man.
    starting something and taking the first step is the hardest.
    hope you get success in this project of yours :)
     
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    Nice thread ! I always wanted to learn something more about amazon :) I hope you will earn a lot!
     
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  15. WhitePassion

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    Hey guys, small update for ya.

    Yesterday I set up the site, customized the design a bit by adding my own logo and making some changes to the theme.
    Picked a premium magazine theme from BHWs downloads section. Design side was done then I began installing crucial plugins like
    sitemaps, contact form, all in one SEO, seo friendly images etc.. Also added a privacy policy page, contact us page and added the little amazon disclaimer.
    Now I'm waiting to get the content from Natasha, should come tomorrow hopefully.

    Today I finished reading Danny1111's first thread, loads of information there regarding amazon. Definitely recommend reading it if you're interested in amazon, answers practically
    every question you might ever have.. Then I did some keyword research and picked out the keywords for my second site, already got the domain figured out and whatnot, now I just gotta finish a few
    projects for my SEO clients and hopefully start working on my next site already ;)

    Cheers
     
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    Congratulations, you are doing great, and am sure this thread will be part of danny's amazon threads, you are already loading it with your personal steps. How do you plan to do seo? Manual or purchase?
     
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    I'll be doing it myself if you mean that by manual. I have quite some experience with SEO now and also have a few SEO clients going on the side :)
    Won't be explaining the exact process of ranking them here, that's the secret sauce everyone should discover on their own imo. Gotta find what works best for you and your sites,
    I personally believe that I've discovered that something by now and I've been into SEO for a bit over one and a half years :)
     
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    Your SEO experience will help you to achieve very good results with Amazon. There is no reason why you won't succed.
    anyways, I will keep an eye on your thread to see when the first sales will come ;)
     
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    Thanks for the support :)
     
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    God i still remember your YT journey


    Wish u the best
     
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