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[Method] Selling an Amazon Affiliate Site on Flippa ($2500)

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by kunte, May 7, 2020.

  1. kunte

    kunte Junior Member

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    Hey all, I spent some time building an Amazon Affiliate site and selling it on Flippa for $2500. In total I made more than $4000 in a couple months.

    Amazon cut their affiliate commission drastically but this method I used still works for any affiliate network.

    Flippa Escrow Proof: https://imgur.com/a/paWnRPx
    Amazon Associate earnings proof: https://imgur.com/a/gDF4Gby

    So I started this website from scratch around November of last year. That's when I actually started writing real good content.

    The strategy is to write single product / single brand reviews. When you first create your website, you have no clout and Google doesn't trust you (and they shouldn't). So you have to slowly build your authority.

    The truth that no one wants to tell you is that you don't need to buy backlinks, content, not even a SEO tool. I've experimented with all the above but what really moved the needle was quality content.

    Everyone has their own niches and products and they never reveal it to you. I will because I sold the website and do not see myself competing in that space ever again.

    My niche was Health and Beauty and I mainly targeted massage chairs.

    Massage chairs are nice because they are huge (people generally will not return big items) and it's really pricey ($1,000 to $10,000) which means you can a big commission. Every time I sold a chair I was getting more than $100+ commission (before Amazon reduced the commission).

    Before I write any content, all I do is check that the keyword has really low volume. So I'll target a keyword like "Kahuna SM-7300 review". By the way, Kahuna is a massage chair brand, and SM-7300 is a specific model...

    It brought back just 9,000 results. You can EASILY rank for this keyword. And the best part is that it's buyer intensive. Meaning... people that are most likely to buy it will type in these types of keywords.

    That's another key part of this business. If you don't target buyer intensive keywords, you are likely wasting time, at least in the beginning.

    Oh another thing I forgot to mention. You dont need to buy the item to review them. Can you imagine what your competitors are doing? Do you think they are buying a $3,000 product and reviewing them? No. No one is doing that. It's obviously because every one of my competitors have stock photos.

    Just use Amazon reviews and Youtube to get a good understanding of what the product does. I've even called salesman who sell these products to see what features they mention to sell the product.

    Anyways, after writing 15 - 20 reviews, I started ranking on the 1st page of almost every keyword I competed. I got my first sale not even 1 month after I started. After 2 months of writing, I just stopped and let it sit. 6 months after, I hit an all-time high of $500 in a month and I didn't do anything. Google was starting to recognize the quality of my content and was ranking a lot of keywords. I eventually even ranked for crazy competitive keywords like "best massage chairs"

    I sold it on Flippa because I have multiple projects and Amazon cut their rates. If I hadn't and let it sit I probably would of made close to $1000 / month and could sell it for $20k - $25k.
     
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  2. ziko12345

    ziko12345 Supreme Member

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    I liked the part where you target a specific name product. I wanted to start an amazon website myself but now that they lowered the rates, i dont think i will.
    Thanks
     
  3. oscilay

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    Nice and simple! Congrats for your sale!
     
  4. TheVigilante

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    Nice job makes you wonder theres still life left in doing Amazon affiliate :)
     
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  5. nSnoopy

    nSnoopy Power Member

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    With all due respect to your success, but:
    Kahuna SM-7300 review - About 129,000 results
    It's not 9000 results :D
     
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  7. KishoSRB

    KishoSRB Regular Member

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    9000 searches per month is not a small amount.

    Good luck with new projects
     
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    Hi kunte, do you have a review format? What do you think is the most important thing to write in a review?
     
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    You cracked the success formula for Amazon, keep repeating it.
     
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    WOW, this is what I was thinking when I logged in and boom! your post right in my face
     
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    Really awesome ideas, but I did google and there are Kahuna sm 7300 review in front of 4 page. I think it is not easy to rank
     
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    With 9000 searches pretty month that's awesome dude thanks for sharing
     
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    How much you will sell for a blog with $500/month?
     
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    Hi man yeah saw ur site when u tried to sell it, good job but you make it sound like it all happened over night.. it took you over a year to rank [ u started it Jan 2019 if i remember correctly] and u told me u got backlinks from the companies themselves so its not like u didnt get any backlinks... from the numbers u showed me it wasnt 500 it was like 200-300 a month.. and now after the amazon cut its like $100 a month

    So you spent over a year worth of work to make $100 a month...

    now im not saying it to put u down or anything the opposite... im saying it because people on here make claims and make everything look easy and u have to understand newbies read it or even pros read it and they're like "Fuck why am i so unlucky?? everyones a millionaire overnight without even backlinks and seo so fuck why god why..." lol so yeah...

    bottom line -
    write quality content
    definitely get backlinks , imo backlinks are more important than content period. and iv seen it on my sites where my content is 10x times better than my competitors and they [big brand sites] still rank better so... yeah definitely get backlinks and stop spreading the "no backlinks needed" bs approach :)
     
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    I think it was more worthy than the 2500, even after the rate cut.
     
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    Nice share bro
     
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    Congratulations. You never built any backlink to your site?
     
  18. kunte

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    Hey what's up Zion? Not sure how this sounds like I made money over night. I clearly state back in the post that I started writing quality content back in November which is literally 7 months ago.

    The domain was about more than a year ago, so you're right about that. However, if you look at the GA and GSC, you'll see that the site never gained traction until November and only on the articles I wrote around that time. I got a handful of backlinks from the brands themselves but those articles are not the ones ranking / bringing in the money.

    Again, if you read the post, it says "all-time high" of $500 / month. Not an average. And Amazon cutting it's commission is slightly irrelevant. This method is meant to showcase growing traffic and money potential, aside from affiliate programs that are interchangeable.

    It kind of sounds like you want to downplay this post and the site altogether, which I don't quite understand the motivation. It's meant to help people and for some reason you're making it seem like I'm misleading people. A lot of the other posts about building an affiliate site are not that informative although they may contain more content / pictures.

    It's awesome that you are firm on your opinion that backlinks matter. Many are and that's great. However, there are people out there who don't believe so. I'm somewhere in between. I just happen to showcase a case study that slightly sided with lesser backlinks and it somehow invalided your belief enough to spread misinformation that can easily be proven otherwise in the post itself.

    If you ever want to talk, you have my skype. Cheers :).
     
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    Not sure where you are looking at
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    And search volume US
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    Is it just me, or is it poor form to sell your site, then come to the largest IM forum on the planet and effectively expose your old site, niche, products etc.

    That seems very unfair to the gullible fool who bought the site from you.

    I am all for sharing, but it would be a bit more professional to give your story, without compromising a buyers assets. If I had spent $2500 on that site, I would be raging right now.
     
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