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Journey to 15k profit Amazon Affiliates

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by yoyo5757, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. yoyo5757

    yoyo5757 Newbie

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    Ok guys I am a long time lurker and have finally resolved to make some money. First a bit about me, I have done little attempts at making money with IM but nothing ever successful or even profitable (I have never made money online). My problem is I do a crazy amount of reading and thinking but never take action so today I am. About my end goal, I plan to build my site up over the next 6 months and then sell it and in the process make 15k. Why 15k? well I turn 16 in 2 months and I can get my drivers licence and I am a huge car guy, but no money means no car and My dad has also said he wants me to save about 7k for college before I start looking for A car so I plan to get the 7k and then use something like 1500$ To build up a bigger better site to make some real money and spend some more in other ventures to bank, and of course get a car ;)

    About my method
    Two days ago I was doing some research on a hobby of mine and found that there was a site I was seeing that didn't look like much seo had been done so I checked it out on semrush and found that they had exactly 16 backlinks pointing to them that where mostly low quality, I also noticed that there weren't any authority sites so I figured Why not start my own site and do some small basic seo and outrank him so here we are. As far as reaching my goal I plan to build my site up with little goals, more on that later until I can sell the site and make the total I am aiming for. Also Its summer aka schools out so I have all day every day to work on this site and do what I need to.

    What I have done so far
    So far I have
    - bought hosting for a 12 months and got a domain for only 12$ with godaddy
    - Created the site added plugins and made it look not to bad
    - Added 4 articles or top product reviews
    - Found 4 keywords to target 1 with 1k views a month and super low competition

    What I plan on doing
    - Look for some more low competition keywords
    - find some more products and corresponding keywords
    - write articles for random niche related stuff
    - write articles for different niche products
    - Find some seo services on blackhatworld for my feeble budget of around 30$

    My small goals or stepping stones Note: I am promoting High cost products averaging 25$ a sale so when I say 1 Sale imagine 25$
    1. 1 Sale a week
    2. 3 Sales a week
    3. 1 Sale a day
    4. 2 Sales a day
    5. Sell Website once I know I will total 15k or more in total profits
    6. have 15k profits
    7. ?????
    8. More Profit?

    I will update this thread probably everyday since I will most likely get bored.

    And one last question, if any one has some recommendations for cheap effective services here on blackhatworld I would be extremely thankful (about 30$ total)
     
  2. landofalex

    landofalex Registered Member

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    Good luck, I wish I started as young as you. As long as you never give up, you will find success!
     
  3. success1988

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    Sound like a plan. Goodluck with your journey mate!
     
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    Good luck with your journey kiddo :p :) I hope you get yourself a car soon ;)
     
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    Good luck with your journey mate keep us updated !
     
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    Amazon is a great way to invest your time for a good return. Good luck
     
  7. rolanduc

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    Good luck for your journey Man. I will follow, read and learn. :)
     
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    Good luck man, hope to see you getting that car soon. :)
     
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    Fun to see some people in my age start promoting Amazon Affiliates! I am addicted since the first sale, lol.

    Maybe try to "fake" a website proposal to your competitor? This is a great way to understand how much they earn of their site. So you'd send them an email telling them that you're interested in buying their site. Wait for them to answer, it is usually something like "What price are you thinking?" and you ask them "To be able to give an accurate answer, I'd need to see your monthly revenue." And baam - you know how much you'll make once you take their spot (as long as their traffic is SE, ofc).

    If they don't know how much they should ask for the site, you might be able to grab a great website making you profit after a few months that you also can expand. Everything under x10 is usually good.

    I will definitely follow this journey! Best of luck!
     
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  10. tomede

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    good luck, will be interesting to find out how the seo services you choose pan out.
     
  11. yoyo5757

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    Thanks to every one who posted with support and feedback, also hekke yeah I made about 35$ before with facebook but my application was denied so I lost it, but thanks for the advise on the website I am definitely going to try that
    Day 2
    Today was not a super productive day, I wrote one article and looked at some other articles I can wright in the future, I also had my site set so it wouldn't get indexed while I was putting the first few articles up so I put it to get indexed and used the google fetch tool to (hopefully) index it. Last but not least I also Found the service I am going to use, I don't think I can post links yet so here is the title and it is in the seo packages section - Get Your BACKLINK EDGE★★High Quality Tiered Link Building ★★ Unbeatable Value★. I should be ordering it tomorrow, also quick question I can use one url, if I send it to my homepage does it help out the other pages? and finally tomorrow I will write 2 more articles and resubmit my amazon affiliates account with this website and change the links because I submitted my current one with a .wordpress site with a lot of copied content. Also when applying should I say monetize my site or get rich content for the highest chance of getting through?

     
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    Day 3
    Today ended up being a pretty productive day with only a few slight hiccups. So for what I did today, I wrote 2 more articles or rather product reviews bringing me up to a total of 7 on my site. I ordered the tiered links I was talking about earlier so I should receive them in about 12 days and should see some good improvement. I also checked and for the keyword I talked about earlier that I thought was going to be easy to rank for with about 1k monthly unique I am currently ranked at 76 so hopefully the links shoot me up there. I also sent an inquiry towards the site that is ranked for the one keyword and somewhat ranked for others so hopefully I get a quick response. Also my budget expanded today because I got an extra 15$ to put towards seo but then when I ordered the links it cost me 47$ Canadian so my extra budget was quickly used up :(

    The only thing that bothered me today was I wrote about 200 words towards a 600 word article and then went to the store. After returning I resumed writing and then much to my dismay after hitting the publish button it had an error and reverted back to what I had typed before going to the store so after a few YouTube videos to calm my self down I went back at it and rewrote the other 400 words I had lost, then to my dismay again as I went to publish it I noticed that there was a nothing copy I could revert to so I did and guess what! it was the original copy that I had lost, this made me pretty depressed, aspecially since it only showed up once I finished rewriting it. Ok there is my rant for the day. Tomorrow I probably won't do anything since I am pretty busy so don't wait up for me ;)
     
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    Day 4
    This is in the morning since I don't think I will do much work today but thank you very much to hekke, I talked to the owner and the site is making 7,300 a month, With a lower commission! This is definitely going to motivate me to do the best I can because if he can do then I will do my best to beat him.
     
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    Good luck, I wish you find success!
     
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    Good luck mate!
     
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    Day 6
    Well I have two big things to report. First off this week I will only do 1 or 2 articles as I am working at a local kids camp so I will probably be lazy, we will see, because of this I will see how my current seo works and then probably spend another 50 or so to rank some other pages or boost the same one up. Secondly after sending my response to the website owner it turns out he was just joking so I have no real idea what it makes.

    Update:
    I got home from "work" and after looking at some cars and whatnot I got some motivation and wrote another article. This article only has one link to amazon and its not really shown well because this article was made just to add some content that wasn't a top ten article. I plan on writing 2-3 more this week. Also after checking out a few different rank checkers and actually googling it, it seems the site is dancing between 100 and 110 so I will wait for 2-3 weeks and then reevaluate the situation.
     
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    You're lucky to have it in your head to start at your age. Never give up and just keep reading for knowledge.

    Im subscribing!
     
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  18. yoyo5757

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    Day 9
    First off sorry for not posting as I got lazy and didn't even think about this journey and just messed around, unfortuantly I also thinks this will be how my future posts are as I will probably post every few days but I will always keep the day count going. Anyways I checked my rankings and they are really messing with with me. currently the article for the easy keyword I am targeting is ranking at 55 for a different keyword I am targeting in a different article and this article only has that keyword in it once when I say check out article xyz here, and more troubling it is vice versa as the same thing is happening for the article that is ranking for my main keyword as it targets the other keyword. Sorry if that didn't make since but just trying to get a quick post up. Also I will put about 50-70$ more towards seo in a few weeks after I see how my current package is doing.
     
  19. redpanty

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    Hi, any updates about your journey? I hope you are doing well and getting best results. Hope to hear updates from you soon

    Thanks
     
  20. hammad latif

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    Great,Good luck, I wish I started as young as you. As long as you never give up, you will find success!