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Another Amazon Journey - $100 per day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by mqsss, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. mqsss

    mqsss Regular Member

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    I found out that I'm very inconsistent with my work ethics, so I hope opening a journey thread on BHW will keep me motivated not to spend my time on other crap that much.

    Please DON'T: Ask me what niches am I targeting and don't PM me. I'll try to answer all of the questions here in this thread.

    The short-term goal is $3000 per month. I simply must reach that within the next 4-6 months. If I hire someone for $1000 per month to whoop my ass every time I get lazy, I'm sure I'd get a very positive ROI on long term.

    I've been creating niche sites again for the past 3-4 months and I have about 7 of them so far, but only 2 of them (oldest ones) are making money consistently. Traffic from search engines is the only traffic I'm getting, but I'll try my luck with social media in the near future on some other sites. I'm testing different optimization methods on each one of them, so I didn't build any links on 50% of them, just to see how this will go naturally. So far it's going nowhere. Backlinks = must.

    Site A: My best site so far, properly optimized. Medium competitive niche, and I have about 200 UV per day right now and solid conversions. There are a couple of Amazon affiliate sites in the same niche, but I believe mine is having the most of it right now. One thing I hate is that front page for the best keyword (20k monthly searches) is filled with authority sites and I'm currently on #16th spot. If I get this KW to the top 3, I might get close to my goal just with this website. I'll just have to wait and see.

    Site B: Low competitive niche, very easy one with very cheap products. I made this one solely for selling large amount of products (cheaper products convert better), to increase my commission on all sites together. I haven't done any link building on it so far, but it's ranked on page 1 and 2 for most money keywords and it sells about 80 products per month right now. The reason it is ranking so high without any links done by me is because it's a premium 4-year old domain which I got on auction for $10. It will make about $200 this month if it stays on this level. What I like about this niche is that when people are buying a product that I'm promoting, they are usually buying shitload of other product for similar purpose. I only sell about 20% of products through this site, which I actually promote. It also has good CTR, about 75% of visitors click on Amazon links. Potential is probably somewhere around 500 visitors per day, so I'm at 20% right now.

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    Sites C, D, E, F: I'll focus just on these 4 sites in the next couple of days. I won't hurry with buying links because my tactic is to make about 50 relevant links on each one "manually" (I hate that expression) first, so they already have some established trust before I rape them with PBN links.

    Site G: I'm having fun with another site that is very general with interesting products, but it's developed to get the highest % of clicks from visitors. I still have some coding to do, which will take me 5-6 hours because I'm not so good at it. I won't do any SEO on it, I'll just try to do something with Pinterest and Facebook. I haven't figured out what to do so far. It's sad that I have never focused on traffic from social networks in my life, but I will try to fix that.

    Why $3000 per month? Because that's the amount I need on auto pilot just to have my life expenses covered and to have a good amount of money to invest into my further projects.

    Obviously traffic is growing every month. If it holds on the same level as it is right now, it's a $1000 per month. But there's a long way before I reach my goal.

    Here's a screenshot of earnings in 2 good days:

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    That's just something for motivation. Highest earning day was $145, but those days aren't consistent and I only made $25 in the past 2 days without any drop in traffic.

    What's next:


    I have 5 articles on dripfeed on my best 2 sites, so I will focus on building links to 4 sites that aren't making money yet.
     
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  2. gatra

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    Good luck with your journey. I too had 2 amazon sites in the past. The first one made me a total of $400 until i got bored and abandoned it, the second one sadly didn't make anything at all.
     
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    Good-luck your journey.keep it up.
     
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    Good luck with your journey, I am following your journey, Hope I will gain new things from this thread.
     
  5. K.H.R

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    Good Luck OP.
    Keep it updated, Subscribed & will follow regularly. Yesterday I selected my niche & bought a EMD for Amazon Affiliate. Will start my Amazon Journey ASAP.

    Hope your success.
     
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    good luck man.

    I got 2 amazon clicks yesterday and I got so excited, then I realised it was my that clicked the ads :p
     
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  7. dorasdr

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    Good luck OP

    I want to start Amazon affiliate websites. Here my main confusion is how to select the products (or keywords). Can you please suggest some tips and also how to rank those websites?
     
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    Good luck man.. Bookmarked.. Update your Journey here.. looking forward to see the success story .
     
  9. mqsss

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    Select something that you have knowledge about. There has been too much said about KW analysis and SEO here, so check out some threads.

    I'm using Moz and Majestic for analyzing competition. If you want to analyze it without spending money on premium accounts, use SEOquake and Moz plugins for your browser, they will do the job just fine. You can also try Market Samurai, it has been shared in download section here.

    If you can't find good keywords for your niche, check out some relevant forums, blogs, Q&A sites... And find out what consumers are looking for.
     
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    How many article per site and what's your content source?

    I wonder how you structure your sites?

    Anyways, Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. I hope you can achieve this in no time
     
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    Great thread mate. Definitely following this ! Good luck with your goals
     
  12. seosky

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    Good Luck with your Journey. Will Follow it. BTW what Niche you are Going to Target?
     
  13. mqsss

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    Depends on how wide the niche is. My Site A currently has about 40 articles. First I publish articles with the most important keywords, then I just publish random relevant articles with inbound links to important articles which bring money.

    When articles for secondary keywords start to rank, it's important to get the max CTR to Amazon links as possible, otherwise it results in huge bounce rate and useless traffic. I spent about 5 days of my time just to optimize the CTR and I'm not done yet.

    If your niche is big with potential of few 1000s of visitors per day, you must have a good silo structure to get the max out of it. Homepage with 2000+ words with links to the most important articles that you want to rank for. I believe that the more articles you have, the more Google loves your site.

    Can't tell.
     
  14. AutoSeoPro

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    Thanks for the thread.
    Where do you get articles and how much articles per one website?
    Good luck!
     
  15. mqsss

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    Depending on niche, but 10 articles per site before I even think about starting building links.

    I write the most important ones myself, articles for secondary KWs are outsourced. There are plenty of writers here.
     
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    Thanks for your suggestion

    I have some knowledge on Adsense keyword analysis. I really don't know how to do keyword research for amazon affiliate websites

    OP please suggest something clear explanation or suggest me any other thread that will really helpful for others like me

    Even how to know "what consumers are looking for products"?

     
  17. mqsss

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    Go through Amazon, find something that you are interested in and go to Adwords Keyword Tool. Insert the niche and check for relevant keywords and find those that have decent amount of monthly searches in USA. Then go to Google with installed Seoquake or Moz browser plugin and check the results on 1st pages: Number of backlinks, DA, PA, domain age...

    If keyword is good and you think you can outrank competition, go for it, otherwise find another one.

    Rank the sites the same way you would rank any other site.
     
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    good luck with your journey
     
  19. mqsss

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    Day 1 done:

    Finished my site G. I am using a complex theme (only theme suitable for this) and I have implemented EasyAzon and some other necessaries in it. Lots of coding and it took too much time, but it's finally done. Now I just have to submit about 100 products to start things rolling. I'll just find similar sites and check out what they have to offer and I'll just search for products on Amazon and submit them myself.

    I don't care about SEO for this one, so I'll just write up to 5 sentences of description for each product. It's 2AM here and it should be done by tomorrow evening.

    Once this is done, I will reach out to FB fanpage owners who publish interesting things and videos, and have more than 100000 fans. I will use a sneaky method which should drive traffic to a specific product. I have read on BHW about a guy who published his Amazon link on a FB fanpage in comments section under a certain video and got 2k found a very decent product to promote. It only costs $5, but beauty of Amazon is, that it converts and offers several other products at checkout, so the real money should be in more expensive stuff. I could fail in this one, but fuck it. Lesson will be learned.

    I received 10 articles for one of the sites that aren't making money yet, I'll just publish them all together tomorrow to get Google spider happy a little bit. I have at least 20 articles on every site that isn't making money, so link building is the only thing that's missing right now.

    I had just a little less than 300 UV yesterday on all sites combined. 1500 would get me to my goal.
     
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    What you think about EasyAzon? Is it necessary?

    Someone recommended to me but I never tried it