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Evo's Amazon Dream

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Evostance, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Evostance

    Evostance Junior Member

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    So after dabbling with all sorts of methods of trial and error - I got nowhere. I then had a play with some Amazon Affiliate stuff, setup a site that really did nothing interesting apart from linking to some Amazon links and I spammed it for a day or so across some social networks and comments in that niche and amazingly made around £10. Nothing in the scheme of things, but something to give that motivation.

    After reading Hekke's thread and talking to him, I've decided to focus my energy on Amazon affiliates.

    I've done some research, and I've found a product and have decided to target some buyer keywords. I've got 5 main ones that average around 500 - 700 searches a month with medium competition.
    Now I'm new to all of this, so I am no doubt going to waste some money sourcing services that I don't need just yet, but here we go.

    The Plan


    1. Create a niche website on product reviews
    2. Rank the site for my keywords
    3. Scale

    I intend on writing useful and high quality content. These will be from a variety of sources such as purchasing high quality articles, purchasing low quality articles and rewriting myself or writing them myself from scratch.

    Target 1 - £10 a day
    Starting small, and something I hope (best be) achievable. Then I can scale it up and focus more on driving traffic

    What I've done so far


    1. Purchase a domain with my main keyword in it
    2. Setup my Wordpress on my hosting plan
    3. Installed ReHub and customised it for my needs
    4. Create 5, 1k word product reviews and a homepage
     
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  2. Neon

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    GOOD LUCK with your journey :)
     
  3. jak19

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    good luck op, like it
     
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    Best of luck man! I am always by your side to support you if you need any help. :)

    Remember to add the homepage, comparison chart and continue posting those really detailed & informative reviews and you should be able to crush your competition! :)
     
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    Best of luck in your journey. I am going to follow this one as long as you keep up with it.
     
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    Good luck OP and don't forget to optimize your content for seo and your website.
     
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  7. Evostance

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    Last night I wrote another review myself, and started one second one. At the moment, it's particularly challenging to try and create content about how good Product Feature X is when it's a common feature across a number of my products. Something I'm having to work at, but I've also found that reading the Amazon reviews can provide you with a good source of information, without knowing about the product itself.

    Todays job is to write some more reviews. In addition, I've submitted my site for indexing at Google and Bing, as well as creating some "banners" to highlight featured articles targeting my long tail keywords.

    Amazon Revenue from yesterday = £0
    Total Revenue = £0
     
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    Good luck for your journey mate..!!
     
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  9. Evostance

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    Unfortunately today I've been travelling in my full-time job, so I didn't get chance to do any work this morning or at lunch. Tonight, I might try and get another review done however we're currently going through a huge heatwave so it's incredibly uncomfortable to work at the moment!

    I've also noticed something on Amazon Affiliates which works very nicely with my niche, so I am going to try and twist and promote it. I'll also be tidying up some of my site, using some of the theme options to make my page work better (Top lists for example). I'm also currently awaiting a 1.5k word article, and once received I will get some Web 2.0 Profiles setup

    Amazon Revenue from yesterday = £0
    Total Revenue = £0
     
  10. Evostance

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    Today my Web 2.0 profiles went live, and I've continued adding reviews. I've bought some cheaper articles which are so-so, I'm not too sure if they're adding much value for the website, or are just filling it with low quality, crap content which will affect my rankings

    Amazon Revenue from yesterday = £0
    Total Revenue = £0
     
  11. Evostance

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    Ive had quite a busy week, unfortunately not on the site, so haven't been able to do as much as possible.
    All in all, i've got 11 review articles on my site so far. 1 of those is a "best of" article.

    I've ordered some manual backlinks as well to start trying to build up my link network

    Amazon Revenue from yesterday = £0
    Total Revenue = £0
     
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    Will read along on this. Best of luck to you.
     
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    Dream on Evo! Best of luck!
     
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  14. Evostance

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    Just though I'd give a quick update.

    Today my 50 PR4+ backlinks completed, so I've setup a serpbook account to track some of my keywords

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    Traffic Yesterday = 4
    Google Traffic = 1
    Amazon Clickthrough = 0
    Amazon Revenue from yesterday = £0
    Total Revenue = £0
     
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  15. hekke

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    Ranking looks good already. Are these the main search terms? How many searches/mo do they get?

    Keep working hard man and it will pay off! :)
     
  16. Evostance

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    In terms of how they rank, their avg search volumes are as follows (in the same order as rank)
    210
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    480
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    10
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    720
    720

    A number of the low volumes weren't intended keywords, but they naturally came out through articles. I do have some other keywords, but Im on a trial of serpbook at the moment so have hit my max
     
  17. Evostance

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    Another quick update to end the day. Haven't been all that well today, however I did order 5 more articles. I also upgraded Serpbook to get some more stats. Not too worried about the rankings at the moment as it's early days:

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    Traffic Yesterday = 5
    Google Traffic = 1
    Amazon Clickthrough = 0
    Amazon Revenue from yesterday = £0
    Total Revenue = £0
     
  18. Evostance

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    Minor update here. I haven't done much as been really busy, although ordered 5 more articles.

    Backlinks and my pages seem to have started getting indexed now so ranks are constantly changing:
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    Traffic Yesterday = Pretty poor. Been about 3 - 5 a day since last update
    Google Traffic = 19 since last update
    Amazon Clickthrough = 12
    Amazon Orders = 1
    Amazon Revenue from yesterday = £0
    Total Revenue = £0
     
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  19. Evostance

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    Since last update, 5 more articles have been written and I'll be trickling these throughout the week

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    Traffic = 54 since last update (22nd)
    Google Traffic = 18 since last update
    Amazon Clickthrough = 34
    Amazon Orders = 2
    Amazon Revenue = £0 since last update (no items shipped yet)
    Total Revenue = £0
     
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    Well, 2 amazon orders in less than a month from the beggining, I would say it's a pretty encouraging result. I'm looking forward that journey !