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Investing in Amazon Product Review Site Content (How Much?)

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by elementis0, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. elementis0

    elementis0 Newbie

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    Who here has experience/knowledge about creating Amazon Affiliate niche review sites, blog sites and other quality content sites that outsource acquiring content for their website?

    For anybody reading this I would appreciate picking a question or two from the below list and telling me what you think! :)

    I am thinking of creating a 20-50 page Amazon niche site though do not want to invest time actually writing content. Since I am a tech guy I would do all the site setup/content management etc... I just don't want to write any content pages.

    Some general questions about this:
    1) How much can somebody expect to spend for around a 500-750 word product based article (low end and high end)
    2) How much can somebody expect to spend for around a 2,000-3,000 pillar 'money' article (low end and high end)
    3) Where are some places that are good sources to hire people to write this content?
    4) Do you guys typically get quality content delivered when outsourcing content writers?
    5) How do you make sure the articles have the right seed/long tail KW density/images you want?
    7) Around how much time does it typically take for you to start seeing an ROI from this investment when the marketing is done right?
     
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    dondada7 Power Member

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    When doing amazon aff I use $0.8/100 word writers from freelancer sites and use a comparison table at the start to get them onto amazon as quick as possible where they convert much better. Of course you can get better quality if money isn't a issue but if you're targeting 'best *product*' type keywords you don't need to sell them with expensive content.
     
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    Here are the answers to all of my questions in the original post given by a professional amazon content writer who wished to remain anonymous. This advice could be useful to others looking to get into Amazon Affiliate marketing and want to outsource content.

    1. You should only work with a writer for Amazon content on a per word rate basis. On the low end, you should expect to spend $1/100 words. On the high end, you should spend $4/100 words.
    2. Ditto as above
    3. Anywhere. BHW, Digital Point, Upwork, Freelancer. On every of these platforms, there are plenty of writers who have handled Amazon product review writing before. These are the writers you want. When hiring, make certain you request and receive an exact sample of an Amazon product review content the writer had done for a previous client. Don't hire someone who's just hearing about Amazon Associates Program for the first time.
    4. Yes. Although it depends on the amount you spend and how thorough your search is. There are douche writers on all the rate bands (from $1/100 words all the way to $4/100 words). So, choose your writers carefully.
    5. Do decent keyword research to get your keywords. Usually articles target only one keyword, but there's no rule that says you can't target secondary keywords/key phrases as well. Also, endeavor to give very clear instructions to your writer.
    6. You should make your first sale anywhere from a week to three months. It is usually within the first month. The ROI you'll get depends a great deal on the niche your site targets. For example, I doubt anyone will make a decent ROI with the shavers niche. It is saturated to the brim.
     
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    1) Low end 0.01c per word - high end 0.03c - 0.05c per word. I tend to pay about 0.03c per word for the sites I want really good content for and I have some fantastic writers at that price.

    2) I wouldn't pay low end for a pillar 'money' article. For 2000-3000 words I'd pay about $60-$100.

    3) Upwork, Textbroker, forums like BHW or WF etc.

    4) If I give them enough details, yes. I give very detailed instructions though - keywords I want used, subheadings, links to the competition I want to outrank, links to the sites I want used for research etc. I give all my writers test articles to write before hiring them though so I know what I'm getting.

    5) Tell them exactly what you want. It's time consuming because you have to do research yourself first, but it's worth it.

    7) I usually start making sales with a new site in the first 4-6 weeks. It depends on how competitive your niche is though. A really competitive niche could take months to start ranking and showing an ROI.
     
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