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Braindebug's Amazon Journey to Riches

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by braindebug, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. braindebug

    braindebug Junior Member

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    Some info about me.
    For starters, next to the noob definition in the dictionary should be my picture. Almost a year ago I didn't even know what IM or seo was.
    Prior to about 3 months when i decided that i had learnt just enough about it to take action, I didn't even know how to host a website.
    Moreover, I am not native, so I can't pumb 1000 words of quality content in minutes.
    Lastly, I don't have enough money to throw around buying stuff and services, so most work is done by myself.

    A journey beginning with excuses, some may think. No excuses at all. So, why am I telling you this stuff?
    Because they will stay written and when and if my journey takes off and I make enough money I hope that other noobs like me will read this and they will be motivated.

    On with the journey
    About a week ago I applied to Amazon Associates.
    A day later I made my first sale and I was accepted.
    So I am now in the process on monetizing all my money pages an making them look good so visitors will actually click on my links.
    Amazon stats for previous week.
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    Conversion Rate sucks, but it's a small sample.
    That's all for now, I will try to update as often as possible.
     
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  2. Scraper9

    Scraper9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Looks promising by now, you made your first sale pretty fast good job! You dont share much, I suppose you got some kind of a review site and drive traffic by SEO right? Anyway good luck to you mate!
     
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    hekke Senior Member

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    Best of luck with your journey! I'll be following! :)
     
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  4. braindebug

    braindebug Junior Member

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    Thank you. Yes it is actually a review site so far targetting [best product] keywords in the niche I am in. I am now in the process of adding [product reviews] articles.
    About the site structure i am using some kind of a silo. Home page is not static though. There goes blog posts.
    So lets say my niche is cars. Home page is having filler posts about cars, car news, racing etc. Then I target best mini vans, best convertibles, best cabrio in pages.
    Each of them looks like a mini website. So when you end up in best mini vans from google, it's like looking a website about only mini vans, with specific model reviews, buying guides etc.
    I do it manually with specific menus and widgets for each page
     
  5. braindebug

    braindebug Junior Member

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    Journey is not over but currently there are some issues with banks in my country (Greece) so I can't really work. Paypal not working, Credit Cards not working so it is a little bit difficult.
    I am now waiting for my first payment in Payoneer so I can get some work done using their card. Although I haven't done much since I created this journey the site is still growing from my previous work.
    It now receives 700-900 daily visitors. Earnings for July were 500$ and another $500 for August till now.
     
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    good job man i'm also doing amazon i'll be following your journey
     
  7. braindebug

    braindebug Junior Member

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    August closed at 1800 dollars earnings. Right now I am in the process of doing the research for another 3 big niche sites 1 of which is a JV with a friend. I will also improve the existing site as there is much more potential in it.
     
  8. quochuan29

    quochuan29 Newbie

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    How did you make SEO ?
    May I see your site. I'm a newbie and i wonder should i hire some one to get good keyword(30$ for this service).

    I intend to make a product review site such as MiracleFold Laundry Folder Clothes T-Shirts Pants Towels Organizer Fast Easy and Fun Time Saver (Orange)

    It 's very use full but the price is low 20$. Could you give me some advices ?

     
  9. braindebug

    braindebug Junior Member

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    No i won't show you my site.
    How I did seo is irrelevant right now. You should focus on other stuff first, like finding your niche, creating your website and doing proper onpage seo.
    I don't do keyword research that way. I decide on my niche (has to be a big one) and then I find keywords to target.
    I don't make sites around one keyword. I don't say that's the best way to do it, it's just how I work.