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[METHOD] Stumbleupon and Amazon - Dynamic Duo for Residual Income

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by azguru, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    The first thing to keep in mind about this method is that it is an extreme "hit or miss"method. If you do it right, you can generate tons of free traffic, however, if you don't get creative, you are wasting your time. Luck will play a tiny part in this, but you can manipulate that variable with your creativity.

    Basically, this method entails getting traffic to your Amazon affiliate links through the use of StumbleUpon. You can really use any affiliate program, but I will be explaining this from the perspective of using Amazon. The key ingredient here is creativity, and without it, you will fail.

    Let's begin the process:

    1) First things first you need to choose a theme/niche for your site. This is THE most important part. Do not choose something like flat screen TVs or washing machines. You NEED to choose an interesting product - a product that catches peoples' attention. Generally speaking, these products will be innovative and fun.

    2) Once you have chosen a fun/creative product, you need to build your site. You can choose to promote your site with SEO as well if you like, but I won't be explaining that in this post. When creating your site, do NOT make it a straight up e-commerce site. Make it as if you are just an "average Joe" sharing products that you find interesting. Make the site fun, and don't make it look overly monetized. StumbleUpon users are looking to have fun and see cool new products, so you have to appeal to their wants. StumbleUpon users are not usually in "buy mode" so it is your job to find them a product they can't resist. You can sell people on anything if done right.

    3) The next step is compiling products for your niche/theme. You can compile whatever number of products you like. The more products you use, the more successful the site will be. For each product, write a brief, interesting description, show some catchy images, and of course, include your Amazon affiliate link.

    Okay, so now you have your site set up and it is ready for action. The next step is reeling in the traffic. You are going to do this using nothing but StumbleUpon. Let's go:

    4) Add every product on your site to StumbleUpon manually. Keyword here is manually - automation will not get you the results you want. Of course, choose the category that best fits your product. If your product fits multiple categories, choose the one you believe is most popular. Once you choose the category, start setting tags. This is EXTREMELY important. Your tags can make or break you. Think of things that you believe users will type in. Make sure you are properly targeting users, because if they don't like your page, you will lose traffic, and consequently, lose money. Experiment with the tags. See what works and what doesn't. You can add all of your products all at once, but I would recommend pacing them out over a period of time. of course, you can always add new products to the site.

    5) Analyze what is working and what is not.
    Sometimes, changing one word in your tags can increase your visitor count by 100 people. Change your categories if necessary. If you find that you are receiving a lot of traffic, but it is not converting, then you will need to mix around your landing page and see what works. For this kind of marketing, every little thing can make a difference so don't disregard anything.

    For those of you who have a hard time visualizing this method, here is an example of a site that this would work wonders for (and I'm sure it does). This is NOT my site, merely an example of a great idea.

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    http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/
    The cool thing about this method is that once it is set up and running, you do nothing and it sustains itself. If a page goes viral on StumbleUpon it can receive millions of views. I would recommend adding the occasional new product just to spice things up and get more StumbleUpon traffic.

    You can twist this method by appealing to other popular social bookmarking sites such as Reddit and Digg. You can also add AdSense to your landing pages to monetize them a bit more, but be tasteful with it.

    What are you waiting for? Go make Money!

    Feel free to turn this thread into a discussion about what works well and what doesn't.
     
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  2. AGman

    AGman Power Member

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    saw about 40 things I would buy off that site lol
     
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  3. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    This is great.

    I always appreciate those that take the time to put together good guides for the rest of us.

    EDIT: I'm not sure which is better... this site or the method.
     
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  4. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    haha same - they represent the epitome of what this method can do
     
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    Crazy Jr. Executive VIP

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    That site owns, hilarious shit on there.
     
  6. Union

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    i like that theme
     
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  7. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    everyone's commenting on the sample site lol:D
     
  8. Dollwin

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    No kidding, that site is ridiculous. I always see people linking things from Reddit/9Gag/Stumbleupon that I think "oh hey that's cool", but I've never thought of it this way, props to you OP.
     
  9. worldelite

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    nice method. thanks for sharing.

    I think these are the main tips
     
  10. trail29

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    summer here on this side of the world. I'll have my nephew do it job for me while i am doing something else.
     
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    Nice site Azguru. Do you mind sharing what theme the site is on if it's on wordpress or drupor or ect.. Thanks:cool:
     
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    I spent like 5 min scrolling through most the sample website....

    Found some cool things, but everything thats good is always the most expensive.
     
  13. azguru

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    It's not my site, but it is wordpres and the theme is ProSense
     
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  14. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    It's definitely a close call ;)
     
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    Ginger_Ale Registered Member

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    Nice, thanks! Now I want to make some money fast just to buy all that stuff, lol.
     
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    Thanks for the share. I don't use stumbleupon enough.
     
  17. azguru

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    One day, I received 1000 extra unique visitors and a ton of conversions and I had no idea why. When I checked the analytics, it was because of StumbleUpon. Since then, I implement it as much as possible, however, it is not utilizable for all sites.
     
  18. sandyfeet

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    Nice method. My game pages have always done well on Stumbleupon. But no conversions or ad clicks. However, great for CPM ads if you can get the content to go viral. Anything weird, fun, hilarious, cool tools, etc. do well.
     
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    thx for sharing!Only fun stuff works on stumbleupon I guess,or people won't give u likes.
     
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    Just need to sell a couple of those water jet packs and you're sorted!