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It's time to leave the office. My journey to 3k a month with amazon.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by MyGirlfriendIsaPBN, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. MyGirlfriendIsaPBN

    MyGirlfriendIsaPBN Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey guys!

    Welcome to my journey! I grew up working my ass off and grinding harder than everyone around me. Even though im doing better than those around me, i'm, not where I wanna be. I've been working since I was 12 and im 25 now. At one point, I was working 60 hours a week while doing full time school. Here I am now, 2 years after getting my bachelors degree working an office job thats slowly killing. Office work sucks and I want out. It's slowly turning me into a robot and it's getting worse and worse by the day. Last year I started building websites as a hobby with no intent on making money. I would make websites from video games I enjoyed or sports that I would play. 4 months ago a friend of mine told me about internet marketing which is what lead me to this beautiful place and the start of my journey. I put aside a 1k investment for this journey. With that being said, I plan on using the investment wisely. I'm dedicating 3-5 hours a day to this journey. The plan is as follows:

    Month 1-Building the website and Preparing the PBN (complete)

    Amazon: I will be building 5 amazon affiliate niche websites. Each website will be designed as a "buyers guide" with a homepage of roughly 2000-5000 words and 4-8 1000 word articles. The keywords I have consist of low-meduim competition with a minimum product of $50. A moderator by the name of Meathead has a phenomenal thread about creating amazon websites and its what I'm basing my overall site structure around. His thread can be found in the making money section of the forum for those wondering.

    Preparing the PBN: Purchase 20 PBN. 4 domains per site that are somewhat related. Each site will be different in terms of the needed PBN links but the starting point and the budget for each one is 4. The 20 PBN'S have been registered as follows: 7 with godaddy. 6 with namecheap and 7 with a sepearate namecheap account. When registering, I used a fake namegenerator (yes i'm a little paranoid lol).


    Month 2-White Hat SEO and Building the PBN


    Amazon: Now that my sites are complete, I will be building up this website naturally for a month using white hate seo methods. I want to look as legit as possible in the eyes of big G.

    Preparing the PBN: Hosting Each PBN. I will be hosting Each PBN on a 1$ sharing hosting. When signing up for the host, I will be using a different name for each domain. I've been frequenting web host talk and i've been looking at hosts in their offer section. The list of of hosting thats cheaper than $12 a year (note this can change as some of the hosts had little reviews/information:

    T1HOSTING
    EriaHosting
    HostMastered
    FernGullyGraphics
    papashosting
    HostRainbow
    Fluxbits SSD
    Webxen
    HostGoon
    Hostug Hosthez
    Hostbunnies
    HostWinds
    Host Big
    dollar1hosts
    Zetta Host
    Hobo Host
    oxymoron
    Hostica
    My Custom Hosting
    Host My Way

    Each Domain will be hosted on a different day and will be scattered. With that being said, each domain will be built up and ready by the end of this month. The PBN sites will be treated like a full fledged site and have its own persona.


    Month 3 and 4- Link Building and Tiering

    My PBN network should be complete at this point. It's time to link each PBN to my money site. Each PBN will have only 1 link going to each money site and the links will be added weekly through out the month. In addition, I will start creating my tier 2's and 3's. Tier 2 will consist of expired web 2.0 tumblrs with good metrics that will link to my tier 1 PBN. Each tier 2 will have its own unique article. Tier 3 will be GSA to my web 2.0.


    The Instagram side Journey:
    %95 of my focus has been on amazon associates. I've been building up an instagram account on the side. I work on this when i'm laying down in bed before I got to sleep. The Instagram account has around 10k followers so far and I haven't used any bots or paid for any followers. I just hashtag and follow people who like pictures of other high profile accounts in my niche. The plan is to get to 100k in 6 months time and decide what to do with it then. For those wondering, the niche is about a commercial product with an intention to buy.


    This is the gist of my journey. I've already completed month number 1 and ive made a few sales here and there. The key is to stay consist and stay focused. If I can turn a profit in 6-8 months and get my 3k a month in 12 months, I will be a happy man. One thing I ask for you guys when reading this journey of mine is to be as brutally honest with me. If im fucking up somewhere or if you guys are seeing something i'm not seeing, please for the love of god tell me! lol


    Cheers and much love from Canada!

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  2. collegeguys4

    collegeguys4 Junior Member

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    Good luck on your journey. I am also following Meathead's method for a site.
    I have not done any PBN though.

    One thing I picked up in one of the subforums on here was to use name dot com as the domains include
    the free whois guard. I wish I had known this sooner as I have a ton of domains on godaddy and they charge way too much for their whois guard
     
  3. danixD

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    Also namecheap have free whois.
    Good luck with your journey op
     
  4. MyGirlfriendIsaPBN

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    Me and you share the same regret mate. I've got a few domains at Godaddy as well. Name cheap is also the same way and offers free who is guard for a year. One thing to note, some hosting providers like site ground offer free cloud flare.
     
  5. majdi107

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    3k$ is for the rent and what about others need ?
     
  6. MyGirlfriendIsaPBN

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    UPDATE:
    The journey is going as planned, July was the start of my link building campaign.I posted this when I was fairly green and I've learned a ton since posting this in april. Website 6 was meant to be a fairly thin niche website but then i got the idea of making it an authority site that talks about products in the niche's category (which are also fairly easy to rank). Website 6 will be a tight silo based website. Serps have been very unpredictble to the say the lease. Some sites have been doing the google dance between pages 2 and 5 while others between pages 7 to 10. Heres a look and an even further breakdown:

    Website 1: 8000 searches a month, keyword difficulty 24/100, average Amazon product cost: 500-700
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    Website 2: 3500 searches a month, keyword difficulty 22/100, average Amazon product cost: 400-600
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    Website 3: 2700 searches a month, keyword difficulty 25/100, average Amazon product cost: 100-500
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    Website 4: 1700 searches a month, keyword difficulty 22/100, average Amazon product cost: 800-1200
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    Website 5: 1100 searches a month, keyword difficulty 18/1000, average Amazon product cost: 50-200
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    Website 6: 12 keywords combined at 80,0000 words, keyword difficulty 17-26/100, average Amazon product costs: 30-300
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    Websites are all exact match, have a pillar article of 3000+ words, at least 40 articles related to the niche. I keep a comparison chart in the very top of the article with "editors recommendation" title as my call to action. Right now each PBN domain only links to one money site. Would it be worth linking out to additional money sites as opposed to one? I haven't gotten a straight answer to this question yet.

    Do you guys think ill reach my goal of 3k a month by next April?

    Cheers:)
     
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  7. yasenex

    yasenex Junior Member

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    Which tool do you use for keyword competition analysis ?
    Did you buy these keyword or by your own keyword research ?
    Good Luck :) If you rank for all these keywords in first page you will Definitely reach your goal :)
     
  8. MyGirlfriendIsaPBN

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    The tool used for keyword competeition was primary keyword revealer, followed by a double check with semrush, longtail pro and the moz difficulty tool. 3 of the keywords were purchased with the other 3 being researched. Thanks for the support :)
     
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    Good luck, pal! It seems you're doing very fine.
     
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    Damn, I hope you aren't expecting too many sales bud... your prices seem a bit high. Around the $150 is the sweet spot with commission from amazon
     
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    Good luck with your journey OP. Interested to see how it goes :)
     
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    You will be fine linking out to other sites, it all comes down to how worried you are. It's rare but if you're worried about footprints and getting de-indexed, keep it limited. If you're not too worried about it put more, but if your PBN gets wiped out, there goes multiple sites. Just kind of a toss up on how careful you want to be or not.
     
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    This actually had me second guessing myself when i was putting together the sites. I split it down in the middle with 3 sites selling products at 150ish and the others at a much higher rate. Is it that much harder selling $500+ products on amazon even though the searches per month is their? Thanks for the input btw!
     
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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    OP good luck for your journey.
     
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    what plugin you use to add comparison tables? and did you make any money
     
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    Really good informative plans for making money.
     
  18. MyGirlfriendIsaPBN

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    Thank you guys :)

    I purchased a premuim theme which was elegent themes that comes with pre installed tables. So far ive only made about $400 since starting this journey.
     
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    Good luck with your journey man! I will make sure to follow it, it's a lot of fun to see other peoples' process/progress! :)
     
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    you mean you have already earned $400? That is good progress.
     
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