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Amazon - The Pursuit of Happiness & $50/month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by MrshunE, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. MrshunE

    MrshunE Power Member

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    Hey guys,

    A little background information
    I'm 22 years old and about to finish my final year. Nothing much to say, but I'm still confusing what's waiting for me after graduating.
    Anyway, one thing I know for sure, I have to earn enough money to live on since I don't want to rely on my family.
    I just broke up my girlfriend so it's quite a reason for me to prove something. :)

    After spending quite a few time silence reading on BHW, I've decided to start my own journey. This apparently is my first journey on BHW.
    For some reason, Amazon Affiliate really got me hooked - It's quite easy to get start and setup a brand new niche website. More importantly, I think there are many Amazon journeys as well as guideline out there for me to learn.

    The reason I make this thread is to keep thing in track and keep myself motivated.
    So How & What I Gonna Do
    I have 2 Amazon niche website (2 completely different niche) that are already setup and ready to post articles. So I gonna give full details one by one.

    The First Niche Site
    1. Domain & Keyword : After doing some keyword research, which I use Longtailpro (LTP), I've come up with the domain idea like this.
    "keyword" - bbuykeyword.com (bbuy = bestbuy)
    For Example - coffeegrinder - bbuycoffeegrinder.com

    The keyword has exact 1300 searchs per month, which is pretty good for my first time start. I used LTP and Semrush to search what keywords that my competitors are actually ranked for.
    And there are over 300 keywords that can sum up to 10k searchs for this niche. It's a huge potential, after all.
    Since I'm not able to use Paypal to purchase the article, I have to write the article by my own. Maybe not writing from the scratch, but it's sort of rewriting the viral content I found online.
    Although my English is clearly not very good, I have no other choice. Fortunately, my article can manage to generate some sales for me. I'm gonna be more specific in the Earning.

    2. Done So Far
    I already posted 20 articles (which were fully written by me) on the website. It gets approximately from 10 unique visitors to 17 UV per day.
    It generates about 3 - 10 Amazon clicks per day. And the conversion is quite low (1% to 3%), which means I'm only get 1 sale in 10 days (or more).

    Recently, I've changed the CTA button (Previously used the original CTA button from Amazon Affiliate) and it did boost the ratio click a bit higher.
    Last month I bought some backlink services along with some Social signals. Now, the domain has 12 DA and 20 PA.

    3. Earning So Far
    I started this niche site in the early of June. And here's the total earning to this time. Nothing much apperantly because I completely don't know anything about manual SEO for website.


    4. The SEO Plan
    I will start to do SEO by my own, keep writing new review article as well as make some "5 BEST KEYWORD" ARTICLES.

    The Second Niche Site
    1. Reason to Build A New one
    The first reason is that I can't go brand with the domain name. The second reason is there aren't any guide article left for me to post on the website. The only type of article left to post is review one.

    So this time, I decide to buy a new domain name like "thesweethome" or "thewirecutter" that covers many niches and subjects.
    2. Domain & Keyword
    I already bought a domain name that I loved and done some keyword research for its first category.

    3. Done So Far
    I already done the setup website - customize the website (using this theme valenti.cubellthemes.com), setup Term of Service, Privacy Policy, Contact Us ....

    Yesterday, I rewrote 3 guides,1 review article and already posted on the website. However, I just left it there and began to write other articles.

    "Should I begin to SEO it right away?" or "Should I wait until I fully complete each category?". (about 4 category with the ratio 3 guides - 1 review).

    I want the website look professional as much as it can be so that consumers can rely on the contents to buy the products.

    4. Social Media
    For the 2nd site, I decide to make a Twitter and facebook fanpage.
    I think I will need to buy some Social services on BHW to boost the likes and followers

    5. SEO PLAN
    I remember being told that I should wait until the website has 20 articles or so, then I can SEO for it.

    Still no clue about SEO website. So feel free to share your thought on this. I'm really glad to receive the tips and instruction.

    TASKLIST
    I'm only able to work for this journey in 3 or 4 hours a day, because there is a final project in school that I need to finish.

    1st SITE
    - I will start to build 5 web 2.0 (wordpress or wix) with 300 words unique rewrite content each and link it to my moneypage.

    2nd SITE
    - Setting up the Google Analytics and Webmaster tool.
    - Do ONsite SEO for those articles.
    - Write 1000 words review article for the 2nd category.
    - Write 700 words x 3 guide artcile for this category.


    EXPENSE
    I'm actually using the BlueHost, which cost me $84/ year

    $84 - BLUEHOST
    $2 - for 2 Domains ($1/each)
    $0 - for theme and plugin (I used the cracked theme on BestBH :))

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    $ 86 - Total expense
    $ 0 - Earning to day
    $ 32 - Total Earning
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    $ -54 - Profit

    I hope everyone here would support throught my journey. Feel free to share your thought or experience.
    Thank for reading.

    P/S I'm sorry about the title. It's not $50/month. Is there anyway to change it to $50/day?
     
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  2. lightningblitz

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    Start SEO right away. Day one. I once listened to the advice of 'Wait for more articles' but if you are building links directly to each post / page, you want to rank them as soon as possible.
     
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  3. blackheader

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    I wish you good luck with your journey!


    Just something that I'd like to mention: you write that you are not experienced with SEO. Try to read up on the subject to increase in knowledge about it. You could, for instance, do a lot of on page SEO before doing off page SEO. It's better to start with the on page optimization right at the beginning. Otherwise you have hundreds of articles that need to be revised, which is quite a pain.
     
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    good luck wish you the best
     
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  5. MrshunE

    MrshunE Power Member

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    follwing this, Im planning to build an amazon niche site as well. I have a very short domain with the word "deals" plus other 2 leters on it.
     
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  7. MrshunE

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    Thank you, I wish your amazon journey all the best too :)
     
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  9. MrshunE

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    Day 2
    The School's project just makes me exhausted. I think I just want to share some thought about the CTA button today.

    On my 1st Niche site, I actually used this button buy1._V192207739_.gif - the original affiliate amazon one. Because I thought Amazon wouldn't allow me to use other buttons.

    After spending hours reading and lurking people's niche sites, I noticed that none of them use this button.
    I guess the main reason would be that they rarely generate 1 product click. The site roughly gets 1 or 2 product clicks per day (even 0 click/ day).

    On the other side, using the other Amazon button button-buy-amazon.gif or one of these Amazon CTA BUTTON can somehow boost my clicks up to 8 clicks (yesterday). That's 800% increase.
    The click keeps dancing between 5 - 10 product clicks/ day. So it's a right decision to change vary the CTA button and never using the original one.


    SEO Stat

    1st Site
    I've just checked on Semrush and the site is ranked for 21 keywords. it gets around 10 to 18 unique visitors/day. And according to the Amazon stats, more than 50% of them visit Amazon pages.
    It maybe not a big thing to you, but for me that 800% increase as well as 50% really keep me motivated.

    2nd Site
    Still doing nothing on this site today. I guess i will begin to SEO as well as write 1 article tomorrow ASAP.

    11 - Clicks today
    1 - Order Item
    $ 0.24 - Earning today

     
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  10. Yarael

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    Keep it going op! Thats only the beginning to the Sky! Good luck
     
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    As said above, this is just the beginning. You will reach your goals very soon, best of luck!
     
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  12. MrshunE

    MrshunE Power Member

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    Thank you, this is why I love the BHW Journey so much :)
     
  13. MrshunE

    MrshunE Power Member

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    Day 3
    11 - Unique Visitors
    5 - Clicks today
    0 - Order Item
    $ 0 - Earning today

    I've just finished setting up 5 web 2.0 including drafting 400 manual written words article, About page and Contact page for each site.
    However, I decide not to publish them right away. I will wait until each site has 3 - 4 relevant articles or so, then I will start to publish them.
    You can see the picture below.

    Journey Day 3.jpg
    On the other hand, I just find out this amazing article "How to Write a review that sell" from AuthorityHacker. For those who haven't read this article, make sure to check it out.

    Apparently, my review article is lack of the summary of Pros and Cons. So I guess I will have to work on that.

    Feel free to share your thought about the SEO and journey. Thanks for reading.
     
  14. MrshunE

    MrshunE Power Member

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    Day 4
    7 - Unique Visitors
    4 - Clicks today
    1 - Order Item
    $ 2,22 - Earning today

    1st Site
    Just got another sale from the 1st Niche today despite the low traffic.
    I'm setting up 2 more web 2.0 for the 1st Site, including 500 words+ for each.

    2nd Site
    I already finished keyword research for the second topic a few days ago.
    Just published and internal linking 2 articles for that topic.

    I think I need to write more web 2.0 content so that they can look unique and neutral to Google. I just start to follow the Silo Structure in this thread http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...y-1000-day-100-outsourced-19.html#post8121040. May be it will help ranking my site abit faster than usual.
    Gosh! Rewriting 5 or 6 times of 1 article repeatedly just suck.
     
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  15. kenzie95

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    Checkout nichepursuits dot com (i can't post links) and you've got 2 Amazon website projects on that site. Head over there and check them out as they're so so detailed, you'll learn a lot!

    Best of luck :)
     
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  16. MrshunE

    MrshunE Power Member

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    Yeah, I'm a big fan of Spencer Haws :) I actually use his LongTailPro Goal for my keyword researching.
    Goal Longtail.png
     
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    I don't think you need to wait until you have 20 articles to do SEO buddy, unless you're talking about buying packages. If you mean Google, just think how a site can get a viral article all by it's lonesome, Google won't hit you on that. Anyway good luck however you choose to do it, it sounds like a sweet plan.
     
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  18. MrshunE

    MrshunE Power Member

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    Thank you for your support, I already began to build some web 2.0s. But there is still some confusing thing I couldn't figure out.

    My SEO friend advises me that in one tier1's article, there only should be 2 or 3 links that blast to my money page. 1 anchor is Keyword sandwich, 1 anchor is brandname and 1 is from the image.
    What do you think about this? I truly want to find out which is the best way to optimize the link.
     
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  19. MrshunE

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    Day 5 - 7
    42 - Unique Visitors
    14 - Clicks
    1 - Order Item
    $ 7,62 - Earning today
    I'm sorry, I haven't been able to update recently.
    I think everything seem to be more promising than the very first day.

    1st Site
    My 1ST niche is now ranked for 25 keywords (previously, it was only ranked for 20 keywords).
    The site is consistently receiving 15 to 20 unique visitors from Google. And makes around 7 to 10 Amazon clicks per day. However, they barely generate 1 sale from 14 clicks.

    2nd Site
    It is getting more contents everyday (1 or 2 informational article/ 500 words each). Since the internal linking has been a good way to boost SERP without doing SEO, I think I need to put more relevancy in each article.
    I'm already doing some SEO for NS2. Hope it will get rank for the next couple weeks (the keyword is quite low competion with 1600 EMS).

    Besides that, I've just order a Semrush Pro & MozPRO account on Fiverr for $5. Instead of buying an original one, I guess I will buy this service every month.
    I would appreciate any share and questions :)
     
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  20. MrshunE

    MrshunE Power Member

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    The order and earning stat on Amazon didn't update since 29 September, it happened every month so not a big deal anyway. Eventually it will show up. Anyway, I really hope the site would get 2+ orders due to the increasing traffic.

    BIG UPDATE
    As mentioned that I just bought Semrush Pro with only $5 on Fiverr and this is my first time experience it.
    In my opinion, SemRush Pro is really amazing. There are tons of thing that you can do with it.

    It definitely is a great tool for spying your competitors keywords and you can use them with LongTail Pro to find the least competitive keywords.
    Most importantly, according to Semrush, my NicheSite1 is actually ranked for 669 keywords (not 24 keywords, which is checked with Semrush Free). And by in-depth research, I can figure out which keywords to focus.

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    So in the next few days, I will use it to do in-depth keyword research for both niche site before putting them in articles.
     
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