hey BHW guys, I'm currently earn well with AMZ associate program (over $5000/month passive income) and wanna share my ACTIONABLE plan to help you reach that. 1. Keyword Research: - Choose the MARKET (not product) with average price >= $50 and <= $200 (if the product price is too low, the commission is not worth your effort, but if it's too high, the conversion rate will be low) - I use Long Tail Pro to do keyword research (but you can use Market Samurai as well) - For beginners, I will recommend you to go with "buying keyword" whose KC <=25 (since it will not cost you much time and money to rank), then do research TOP 10 Google for this main keyword, if you can see: ++ forums, yahoo answer, ask,... ++ "weak" affiliate sites (less than 3) ++ less than 5 e-commerce sites (amazon, ebay, walmart, etc) It's a KEYWORD that you can rank in TOP 10 of Google PS: "buying keyword" is sth like: best washing machine, top camera, camera reviews, best mobile phone for the money 2. ACTION: a. 1st Month: -List all of your buying keywords (using Long tail pro OR Google Adword keyword planner); divide them into 2 OR 3 categories (we will call each category a silo) -Fill your site with high quality content (HOmepage: 2000 word article, review articles: 700 word, information/generic articles: 500 word) targeting these "buying keywords" and other "relevant long tail keywords" -Do excellent internal links based on SILO (you should search more info on Google to figure out how to build link in SILO) =>> purpose: to maximize the effect of backlink, based on SILO building, you can control the link juice, thus, rank for ALL keywords in the SILO b. 2nd Month: - Do some social signal (facebook share, like, twitter retweet, reddit, Google +, ..), you can easily buy them on Fiverr or SeoClerk - Do some high quality blog commenting (just from relevant niches site, no matters the links are DO-follow or NO-follow - Build 10-20 web 2.0 links (the content MUST be unique, but don't need to be in high quality), don't use EXACT ANCHOR TEXT when linking back to your money site, just use naked URL or BRAND ANCHOR TEXT (your website name, your name for instance) c. 3rd Month: - Start link building using PBN (if your keyword is EASY, you just need about 8-10 PBN to rank) - Link building velocity should be 2-3 PBN links/week ==> it's for your safety - PBN requirement: TF,CF>15 DA,PA>20 NO SPAM backlink profile UNIQUE content (you can put 1 backlink to money site for every 5 articles = 4 articles with NO BACKLINK + 1 article with 1 link to moneysite) PS: you can BUY, HIRE or BUILD your own PBN, as long as you can obtain 8-10 PBN fulfilling the requirement above d. Waiting for the ranking and enjoy your money. Good luck to every one, I wish you all succeed.