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No Investment Amazon Affiliate Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by jiungsong, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. jiungsong

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    As I have seen SO MANY people complaining that they can't start their Amazon Affiliate site because:
    - they don't know how to build PBN
    - they don't have the resources and knowledge
    - they don't have the initial funding required to start their journey

    So with this journey, I will be building an Amazon Affiliate Site with NO investment at all.

    However, as building a site with NO MONEY at all is pretty much impossible, I will be also showing you HOW TO GET THAT MONEY to get some essential parts to building an Amazon Affiliate Site and where to spend your money.

    Hopefully with this journey, a lot of newbies can get motivated to start earning and building their site instead of constantly complaining about not having the "resources" to get started.

    GLHF! :D
     
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    Update #1
    To start off, I am going to start off saying that if you aren't ready to write thousands and thousands of words, don't get started. If you find a way to work for money other than freelance writing, then good for you, you can outsource the writing. However, if you are a newbie like most of the people reading journies, then most likely you are ready to write and do ANYTHING to get your site up and make money from it.

    What I have done is set up a Fiverr account with a few gigs and let it sit for a couple of days and weeks. Within a week, I have got my first sale with a five star rating which encouraged other people to do so.

    As this journey is a completely NO INVESTMENT REQUIRED journey where I will be building the site without ANY investment prior to this journey, I will only be investing money that I gain from my Fiverr account.

    So if you are following along, make a Fiverr gig, offer something ridiculous like "I will write you 1000 words of HQ content for $5" to get your first few reviews or until you can become a LVL 1 seller. I write pretty good content so I managed to get good ratings with my "300 words for $5" gig but if you are just starting out, writing a ridiculous amount of little can help you boost your profile ratings.
     
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    Update #2
    Once you start seeing some money, you will notice that you can start buying a lot more things with the money that you have earned. DON'T! There was a saying that if you spend money on stuff that you don't need, you will have to start selling things that you do need to buy the things that you need. If you start purchasing keywords and micro niche sites (useless btw), you will soon have to work even more for the things that you do need.

    As this journey is a non-investment journey, we are trying to spend as much time as possible with manual work instead of spending as most money as possible. So do your own content research and write your own content.

    If this is your first site, it is CRUCIAL that you write your own content and do your own keyword research so that you get your hands deep and dirty into everything that goes on your site.

    You might get tempted to purchase a keyword pack for $5 but DON'T! There are massive guides out there with people explaining how to find decent keywords with low comp to start ranking and banking and to be honest, the keyword sellers give SHITTY keywords. I'm not trying to diss any keyword sellers out there, but if you do your own research, you can get SO MUCH MORE VALUE and actually get a keyword that you can rank and bank with, without dumping tons of money into SEO packages.

    Edit: Here is a great guide on how to do your own research for great keywords. It is an article made by the Amazon Affiliate God, Hekke.
    http://hekkup.com/guides/niche-selection/

    p.s. We will be doing our own SEO, not purchasing any services as I don't often trust those either.
     
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    interesting journey, keep us updated ,
    good luck
     
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    Nice! this is really an interesting journey thread. I'll be following this :)
    Good luck.
     
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    All the best, it's going to be real time-consuming in this manner.
     
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    Update #3
    Just in case you guys have already started doing your kw research, I want to give you guys a tip for your kw for your first site. Sure, getting a kw that has high priced items and great searches/month is great for your earning potential. BUT DON'T FORGET YOUR SKILL! If this is your first site, I highly recommend getting a kw with a product that is around the $15-$30 range as it will have low comp and I highly recommend that you get a keyword with searches in the 500-1500 range. Even going above 1000 will give you plenty of competition.

    As we will be trying to spend as little money as possible, it is SO IMPORTANT that you get a VERY low comp keyword. Usually, if you get a keyword with a low price point and low searches, not many people will be targeting it so you will have low competition.

    I have already picked out my buyer keyword which is in this format. Best *** *** ***.

    As you can see, it is a buyers keyword because it has the keyword "best" in it. If you rank for "niche", there will be higher comp and a majority of your buyers won't be purchasing but looking for information. So it is VERY important that you choose a keyword with "best" "top" or "reviews".

    Here are my keywords metrics.

    Keyword: "Best (adjective)niche (noun)niche (noun)niche" - note: longer keywords often are better because they will have lower searches and will be more accurate for the searcher
    Metrics:
    - Searches/month US: 1000 searches a month/$2 CPC/high comp (advertisers) - note: the high CPC means that advertisers are targeting this kw so that means we have found a good niche that people are actually interested in.
    - Google First Page - Littered with authority sites and small niche sites attempting to rank for this keyword. This is great since I know that this is a good niche to target. However, with my low budget, it will be very difficult to rank #1 for this keyword. I will be talking more about this below.

    First Page - Now as said before, the first page has a lot of high authority sites. I obviously can't outrank these sites because of their age and authority but I will be using a workaround. Using sites like termexplorer.com, I can find related keywords around this niche so that I can find keywords with less searches/month but with less comp. As we are looking to save as much money as possible, we can rank these low comp keywords with around 5 PBNs and several guest posts. This can give us a bit of stable income of around $100-200/month which we can use to target our main and initial keyword.

    Product Price Average ($15) * 0.35 (First Site) * 0.5 (CTR to Amazon) * 0.06 (% that buys) * 1000 (searches/month) = gives us around $130/month. With all the keywords we will be ranking for with a lot less comp then our main keyword, we can make a lot more.

    The next post will have the game plan for our site and I will be starting the actual process in a couple of days after I have laid out everything for you guys.

    EDIT: The domain I have chosen is "niche expert.com" To clarify, my niche is Best (adjective)Kw1 Kw 2 Kw 3. The domain I have chosen is "kw2kw3expert.com" as I can expand to a lot of related niches as well since the adjective or kw1 is a niche out of several in this kw2 kw3 niche.

    To clarify further, lets say my kw is "blue metal toasters". blue = (adjective kw1) metal = kw2 toaster = kw3.

    My domain would be metaltoastersexpert.com or something similar since I won't be limited to just "blue metal toasters" with bluemetaltoasterseexpert.com but I can expand to other colors and other "adjectives" within the metal toasters niche with the domain metaltoastersexpert.com.

    You aren't only limited to expert. If it is not available, you can use "guru" "guy" "girl" instead of expert. Anything that will make you sound knowledgeable in this subject is fine. Don't worry too much about the domain, just make it brandable, partial matching, and easy to remember.
     
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    Thanks, will keep you posted.
    Yes, it is very time consuming, but for people that are starting out, they have no budget to back themselves up with outsourced content. This is why they have to write everything themselves including guest posts and PBN posts. Although it may be VERY time consuming, it will be worth it in the end with the finalized result.

    I do have the resources myself to outsource a lot of writing but I would like to show people without a budget how it can be done without having money initially.
     
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    I can't stand your avatar, its so ugly.
     
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    Sorry, I changed it to that because it got changed to an elf sucking a candy cane and I wanted to change it ASAP and this was a picture I had in my images folder. Sorry for the inconvenience SnoopyDrew almighty.

    p.s. Look at yourself
     
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    Also a big shoutout to @hekke and @splish-splash to being very helpful and answering any questions that I had. I have learned a lot from you guys and will be trying to implement as much as I have learned in this journey.

    I won't make this site a priority to ours (wink)
     
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    Will be following Ji! I know you are going to kill it :)
     
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    Thanks Bro, Love you mate!
     
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    LOL I was just fucking with you bro. It was creeping me out though.
     
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    Probably one of the more interesting journeys to crop up recently, going to watch how this one goes, good luck!
     
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    Yea, I forgot why it was the only image on my images folder...

    I mostly see instagram journeys these days, however to get started with those, you need money to buy proxies so I wanted to make this journey to show newbies that even if you dont have money to start off with, you can still achieve your goals.
     
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    This is very motivating for members who always complain, subscribed to see how this goes and best of luck OP.
     
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    Knowledge booms, I can see here, :) following.. Thank U
     
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    Yup, a lot of members complain and I want to prove that complaining isn't going to solve anything.
    Knowledge is power.
     
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    good luck mate!
    I can't wait to see how it goes :)
    Following you