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Setting up a Amazon Affiliate website for the first time

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by Nakamura51, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Nakamura51

    Nakamura51 Junior Member

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    Greetings community,


    I'm reading on BHW for about one year and I already experimented a lot. The most attempts were unsuccessful. The only more or less successful project (three digits over a half year) was a ClickBank product I was marketing on a WordPress website I made. It was all passive income so it's okay.


    The last days I spent a lot of time here and currently I'm evaluating what I'm going to do to finally get a nice passive income. I'm a programmer and I do a lot with WordPress. After reading some journeys about the Amazon Affiliate Program, I thought I might give it a try. I have about three hours a day for this secondary business. I've read a lot but I still have some questions about it. Maybe some of you guys can help me out here.


    1. I saw two different kinds of hosting a website with Amazon products containing ref links. The first one is the classical one I think - It's a niche based ecom website. The second attempt was a shop that is not based on specific niches. For example you regulary check a lot of Facebook pages and if there is a post about a specific product you need to hurry and create a new product in relation to this Facebook post on your website and leave your link in a comment.


    I guess one or more niche based websites are easier for beginners, right?


    2. Should I place the ref link right into a product? Or should I use the cart and redirect it to Amazon the moment the customer checks out? I just want to benifit from the ref bonus.


    3. Generating targeted traffic is a lot of work and I know that you guys won't share your secrets. But are there any general hints that you can share? I want to do On-Page-SEo and I want to spread (but not spam) the product links (not the ref links) on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram etc in specific groups every day. Do you have any suggestions?


    4. I want to order about 10 proxies and create accounts on different social media sites like Facebook. When I spread a product link inside a comment I want to like/upvote it with the other 9 accounts to get some attention. Do you think this is a good idea? Again: I don't want to post the ref link and I don't want to use any kind of cloaking or redirection at all.


    5. I don't want to write articles or reviews - I would rather set up shop-like website. Is this going to be a problem regarding my application to the Amazon Program? Do they want to see full content articles? Or do they simply accept shops?


    6. I haven't found it in the Amazon Affiliation ToS: Am I allowed to put AdSense or any kind of other ads on my shop?


    I guess these are enough questions for now. I hope you can help me with the one or other question. I'm targeting a passive income of about $50 a day. I think this goal is reachable. This time I want to put more effort in it and force myself to stay strong after a failure and not cry like a little boy.


    Thank you guys in advance. I appreciate all the informations shared on here.




    Best Regards




    Naka
     
  2. Cyberdemon87

    Cyberdemon87 Registered Member

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    Hello, I'm also building an Amazon eCommerce site, and I wanted to ask something so I will add one question, maybe helpful to you too.

    Should all the products have unique rewritten descriptions? Also, should I rewrite each product's name/title?
     
  3. Nakamura51

    Nakamura51 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the addition mate. Still waiting for someone who might help us :)
     
  4. dinkledorf

    dinkledorf Newbie

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    Hi

    I have two amazon affiliate websites my self. One is a niche and one is a website that has all kinds of products a la "this is why i am broke". If you want to go down that road I would suggest to do it basically like them, but add a little twist to it. For example only pet related products or something eco-friendly etc... I would refer right to amazon as it is the quickest way for the cookie to get into the clients browser. I dont know what the upside to using this cart option is. If anyone could explain that that would be awesome. If you want to do On page seo I think you will have to write your own descripitons if you ever want to rank but thats just from my exerience, maybe some of the guys here will tell differently. The 10 Account facebook thing you talked about seems like a lot of work, if anyone has ever tried something similiar I would also be interested in hearing about it.
     
  5. seoz87

    seoz87 Regular Member

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    I run lots of Amazon Ecom Shop type sites (infact I also sell them to a couple of BHW members here)

    Here is my experience so far.

    1. It takes 2 months atleast for your SHOP site to start getting some traffic
    2. Avg site life is 1 year. Your site will eventually get hit by Google.
    3. You cannot re-write hundreds of description (unless you have only 50 60 products) so you use content spinner plugin for wordpress
    4. My "secret SEO formula" is "size of site"
    5. I have made upto $800 per month with 5 sites for 4 months then my sites got hit by Google dec 2015 update. Currently they are making me $150 per month

    My suggestion:
    1. Go with a NICHE review based site in beginning. If its a success only then Go BROAD with NICHE and make a SHOP site for it.
    2. Cart to Checkout is always the best option as CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE remains intact.