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Amazon Journey to $50/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Farcast, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Farcast

    Farcast Junior Member

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    FARCAST'S JOURNEY TO $50/DAY
    Using the Amazon Associates Program

    BACKGROUND


    Hey BHW! I joined the site not too long ago, and I've posted here and there. I've been reading over other people's IM journey threads since I joined, and some of you have found amazing success! Now it's my turn to test the waters and experiment with my own niche website. I haven't done anything related to this before, so I will most definitely make some mistakes along the way. I'm not totally new in the IM world, however. I played around with Twitter for about a year and worked my way up to 80,000 organic followers. I sold the account for $1200.

    MY GOAL

    Now it's time for something new. I hope to eventually earn $50/day in passive income from the niche site I will be building, and I'm relying on you guys to correct me and keep me motivated along the way.

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    I have done pretty extensive keyword research, and this is what I've come up with:

    KW: 3 words
    Searches/mo: 2,900
    CPC: $0.73
    Difficulty: 25

    This keyword should be very easy to rank for, and it has a decent monthly search volume.

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    I have a pretty good idea of how I will be building the site, as well as my content strategy. I plan to write a main homepage article of about 2,000-3,000 words and have ~15 secondary articles of about 500 words outsourced. I might pay a little extra for quality content, as I want it to be the best it can be.

    However, I'm not that familiar with link building. I'm not sure if I'll buy links from BHW members or manually build my own.

    I will try to update this thread as I go. That's it for now. Wish me luck! :D
     
  2. ORM

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    If you have budget I would defo recommend investing some of it in to quality links.
     
  3. DarkSong

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    How do you find the difficulty level out?
     
  4. Farcast

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    Thanks for the reply! I'll be sure to check it out.

    I used http://keywordrevealer.com. I'm not sure if this is the same as the KC that Long Tail Pro gives you.
     
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    I have a suggestion, may not be the best though :).
    Home page and a 3000 words article on it? Unless every other word is a magnet, I think that's too many to have on a home page. Break it up into sub articles if you can.
     
  6. Farcast

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    Well, it wouldn't be a huge block of text. It would include images of the different types of product (using my affiliate link for that product) as well as tables, etc. And it would be broken into sections like you mentioned.
     
  7. rolanduc

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    Good thread Bro! I'm also trying amazon! Suscribed. Hope I will see and learn great things here! :)
     
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  8. Farcast

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    Thanks! I hope I'll learn a lot through this project too!

    UPDATE #1

    I've purchased a domain and hosting (month to month for now) from Godaddy and Hostgator. I've heard some not-so-great things about both of these providers, but I haven't experienced any problems with them in the past. My domain is not an EMD and doesn't even contain the entire keyword. I decided to go with something more catchy and brandable.

    As far as content goes, I plan to have around 15 articles up before I begin the backlinking process. I'm going to sort of test the territory by ordering some short-ish articles from different sources around BHW. So far, I've ordered one 700 word article.

    I've also decided to have my mainpage article be a 1000 word range. It will include subsections that are accompanied by product images that use my Amazon Affiliate link as well as a comparison table showing the majority of the different types of my target keyword (I know...original right?).

    Right now, I'm playing around with different WP themes that are optimized the best for Amazon niche sites. I've found a few that I really like, but I am open to your suggestions! Currently, I'm using a nulled theme from a premium themes site. Scandalous! Also, would you suggest integrating Adsense into this project, or should I shy away from that? I've heard that incorporating it might deplete Amazon sales, but I'm not sure.

    That's it for now!

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    Total Investment: $15.33
    Total Income: $0.00
    Net Income: -$15.33
     
  9. The SEO

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    Best of luck with this journey dude...
     
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  10. PARIS68

    PARIS68 Newbie

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    Good luck! I will be following. I have an Amazon niche site right now, but mine does like $5 / month. Maybe you can help me improve :) xx
     
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    Good luck with your journey. Make sure you read the amazon thread by Nick Flame, he shares some very valuable information on Amazon affiliate marketing.
     
  12. Farcast

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    Oh nice! Hey, that's more than I'm making. :p Thanks for the comment, and good luck with your site.

    Thanks man. Haha I've read his thread about 5 times already. It's one of the things that really gave me motivation to start my own niche site journey.
     
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    From keywordrevealer. A keyword with 25 score might not be too easy to rank. You will need to buy quality links to get to the top. But it will not be too difficult to rank as well. I recently spent about 1 hours research and I found a keyword with 40k search and difficulty score of 15! And about article, you can check my recent posts, (i can't remember the seller's name) I ordered for an article, and the guy wow me! Give him a try, you won't regret it.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. For the top 10 sites on Google for the keyword I am targeting, according to Long Tail Pro, only three include the exact match keyword. All of them have a PA of under 35, and most of them have 0-5 juice page links. So I'm going to press my luck haha.
     
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    It's nice to see other people starting up their Amazon affiliate journeys. I'm at about the same stage you are (have my domain and hosting), I've also pretty much nailed down my site design for now. Working on my first few articles now, just taking a break for a few minutes to check BHW :D.

    About adsense. You really shouldn't include it, for two reasons.

    The first, is that you don't want people leaving your page by anything other than your affiliate links. That's the real goal here. Of course we know that there will be people who will click away, that's only natural. However, we don't want to encourage them to click away by placing adsense (or any other) ads that might distract them.

    The second, is that they can detract from the overall design of your sight. You want your site to be easy to navigate, present your content well, and have nothing to distract the viewer from your affiliate links.

    There might be more, but these were the top two from my understanding. Like I said, I'm still at the beginning of this myself, but I'm doing my best to avoid anything that might pull away from my sales. From what I've read the first three months are usually pretty lean, but things start to pick up after that as long as you're consistent with your seo strategy and don't do anything to piss google off.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading your progress. Good luck!
     
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    Are 2900 US searches? or All location ?

    Good Luck!
     
  17. Rahimys

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    wish you the best luck man
     
  18. Farcast

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    Wow, thanks for the great advice! I figured it probably wouldn't be a good idea to include Adsense. And that's great that you have your own Amazon project going! I look forward to see your progress as well.

    US searches. I'll update the first post. Thanks for reminding me haha.

    Thanks!
     
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  19. rolanduc

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    Hello Man. I have some questions.
    Do you plan to use some backlinks services here? If yes, did you try any that you can recommend to me?
    On my amazon website, I have already a lot of articles, but the trafic is low (around 50 visits per day). In fact, I'm targeting a lot of niches with this website. I'm trying to build an authority website.
     
  20. PARIS68

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    Agree with rolanduc, I'd love to hear what backlink service you used to boost your azon site.

    Thanks!