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[Amazon] It can't be this easy for making money, what's the catch?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by spesialis, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. spesialis

    spesialis Registered Member

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    I apologize in advance for being too noobs. I just saw something that really puzzled me.

    There's a site currently on sale on empire flipp*rs for eight thousand dollars ($8000+)

    The site is making money from being an amazon affiliate, supposedly around $300/month.

    After paying for the deposit, I was given the URL and what I saw was ... really ... I mean, wtf...

    - The site has 10 pages indexed on google
    - It has a fairly low of backlinks
    - It ranks on first page below the fold for a keyword with 3000 exact US monthly search (I'm sure it ranks for other keywords, doesn't matter)

    I mean, I could make this type of site in 1 week for less than $500 ... which include both the content and backlinks.

    The longest time is to wait for the article writer to finish the articles, the most difficult task is to find what keywords to target. The site itself I could get it done in an hour or two.

    After that, it's just waiting game ...

    If say, I have $50,000 right now ... and I spend the next 3 months building 100 (one hundred) of this type of site ...

    By the end of this year, I could make at least $10,000/month?
    By the end of next year, if I decide to sell them all ... I could make at least half a million bucks?

    I mean ... is it that easy? what's the catch?

    There must be something I'm missing.
     
  2. blackice6666

    blackice6666 Regular Member

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    I think that the reports for the earnings are faked... Try to check the site on similarweb and see where most of their traffic is coming from.
     
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  3. berkay1907

    berkay1907 Senior Member

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    Flippa kind of websites are full of bs. Do not believe what you see there.
     
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  4. Checkmate

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    Easier said than done. If it was that easy every single internet marketer would be rich.
     
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    If you have the Website Url, Check it properly over Semrush or Ahref to see if its actually ranking or not.
    Besides many websites have fake screenshots or other things.

    And if the website is ranking then it could be Pbn links

    Cheers
     
  6. aBoss

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    The catch is its pretty hard to find 3k searches with competition so easy it only takes a few backlinks. Also there will be more competition as soon as your niche is found. And Amazon is quick to ban for anything.


    Its not easy its hard work but you can for sure make $10k a month if you put in the work.
     
  7. spesialis

    spesialis Registered Member

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    Yeah I think it's pretty legit (the rankings, I mean) .. it's reasonable. I've checked it with all the tools at my disposal.

    I know for sure if I build 100 sites, not all of them will make money ... but even if most of the sites fail, the ROI is still really good. I mean, there are thousands of niches on amazon ...

    With literally hundreds of thousands of keywords, finding low competition keywords is hard work, but it can be done if I don't get out of my house for the next 3 months lol

    I still couldn't believe it (I only know adsense, never interested in amazon before) ... I must be missing something.
     
  8. mareks

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    300/month is super low. You can make such type of sites and as you want earn those 10k/m. Nothing special here.

    I prefer focus on bigger sites because then you are doing seo only for couple sites instead of 100. :)


    Fresh Store Builder is good for those amazon sites. I am using it for my own stores.
     
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    Amazon niche sites sell VERY well, you get 20x-24x the monthly income.

    And if you find a good niche it can be easy to rank.
     
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    You have to look at other sites the seller has on sale... sometimes they use the same traffic stat screenshots on all their sites (it's usually for less expensive sites though).
     
  11. splishsplash

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    It's not necessarily easy. What you're seeing is 1 site ranking out of 100's that fail.

    SEO can be very random. Sometimes a site will just rank with a few backlinks, and other sites take a LOT more to push them.

    Just because that site is making $300/mo with a few backlinks doesn't mean you can replicate it easily otherwise everyone would be rich.

    He may have a hidden PBN that he's not telling you about too.

    But, it's not HARD to make money with Amazon. If you build enough sites and do enough SEO you'll start to make good money.

    Making $300 is VERY small. Even $10k/mo is very small. A single site can make you $10k/mo quite easily.
     
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    Exactly. Well said mate!
     
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  13. shanna_doll

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    I don't agree. You didn't mention how much you need to invest to reach even the $300 per month. I bet you don't think it's possible to reach the $300/month mark without investing at least $100, let alone reach the $10k/month mark without investing like $1000 into the site, or lots of time writing content, inb4, investing a whole year of time writing content, building backlins.. and still, nobody guarantees that you'll earn that much.
     
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  14. spesialis

    spesialis Registered Member

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    Well, nobody guarantees anything in life, especially internet marketing.

    I'm actually glad that "you cannot replicate it easily otherwise everyone would be rich" ... less competition for me.

    If you spend $3k to get $300/mo, it's a really good ROI (your money back in less than a year) ....

    but if we include the risk factor "this can fail, all money lost" and only invest $1000, it's still a very good ROI even if most sites fail.

    Of course if you build 10 sites and none of them make a dime, you're just too stupid to make money online.
     
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  15. markos87

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    probably his ranking the website with a hidden pbn that most backlinks crawlers can't find.
    and yes you can make sites yourself but it need money, time and knowledge
     
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    You can rank with 10 pages
    I have a website in top 10 for my main keywords with 1 page only but it has 5k+ words

    You need more than $500

    I have an amazon site that makes around $300/month but I've spent more than 1k on it and took me at least 3 months to see any profit.

    GL
     
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    What?

    So you don't want to invest money and you don't want to invest time?

    You want something that doesn't require money, or time, AND guarantees you'll make money?

    Well..

    That sounds AMAZING.

    If you ever find it, please, let me know at once!
     
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    Well, obviouslty anything on Flippa is a scam. By the way there's no catch as making money online, investing money. It's just as a mortgage business, but faster.
    The thing is, it requires SO much more knowledge. More than you could ever find on this forum (and there's a lot!). But combining infos on this forum with experience and money wasted, if you grind it enough, you'll get at it.
    There's nothing strange in investing 50k into a site, WITH knowledge, and getting 120k/year from it.. (so something like 70k/year profit, which translates to something like 40k profit in my country after taxes!)
    40k profit for 50k investement after taxes its not too shubby, btw it can vary from 30k to 300k depending entirely on yoru knowledge. Then you can sell it for x3-6 cashing out2-3 years after, if you desire it.
    Obviously to sell something for 1 milion it needs to have assets (engaged social media accounts, mail list etc) aside the website itself. A good bunch of different traffic sources. ideally 35% seo, 25% social,20% referrers, 20% mail list and obviously a duper super good customer relationship. With a yearly profit of 200k.. That's what I would look in a sale of 1 milion! atleast!
    I know a guy in my country which is selling his website portfolio (adsense-amazon/dropshipping websites) for 50 milions. He get betweeb all websites 80% of the online local nation population monthly. (they're 15 websites). I guess he invested at the most 2 milions into them. Even if he were to accept an offer of 35milions (as he received) he would be in x10+ profit...
     
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    Its possible to do that if you build a good team of VA.
     
  20. shanna_doll

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    It's not all about the investment, it's about how you said that $10k from amazon site is a small amount and it's easy to make that much money.. Plus consider that a huge majority of people have only $100 in their pocket to invest. Again, it's easier to make something work if you are in the US, because it's easier to get a nice budget to get you going ... however for most people if it were that easy, this forum wouldn't even exist in the first place. I like optimism, but this is just too much... anyways.. :)