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[Successful Journey] Scaling Amazon Affiliate from $1000/m to $10k

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Bloooop, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. zionbar

    zionbar Elite Member

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    good luck on your jorney.
    what do u think about adding adsense to an amazon aff site? does it hurt the amz assoc earnings or nto really? wondering if anyone tested that.
     
  2. d2s

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    Good luck with your journey
     
  3. elhosary

    elhosary Power Member

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    Did your review the sellers who write your content, and who you recommend?
     
  4. Shopllc

    Shopllc Junior Member

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    Do you select only one top product for each article or sometimes 3-5 top ones?

    Also, should Amazon links open with target blank in a new window or should they open in the same window? Thank you!
     
  5. jivaakaa

    jivaakaa Newbie

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    Great journey. I am in the same boat, definitely will following your updates
     
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    Goodluck buddy on your journey. Following
     
  7. Sweetrevenge

    Sweetrevenge Junior Member

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    Wow, if you continue like that, you'll soon hit half of your goal.
    I'm so pumped up reading all your update everyday and learning from your answers too.
    Good luck again @Bloooop
     
  8. Bloooop

    Bloooop Junior Member

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    Update

    If you're looking to succeed and start making whatever your desired amount is daily, you'll only need three things!

    Support, Passion, Time.

    I've been getting a lot of questions lately, and while thinking and listening to speeches from the most successful persons in the world. I realized what lead to my success.

    Here it is:

    Each day the first thing I do when I wake is thanking God for providing me the opportunities I got.

    Look:

    I started doing IM when I was 20 - 21 years old.

    At that time, I was in my second year at university and needed money to pay my tuition. And with a single parent living in a third world country, your only options are student loans or dropping out.

    I had to do the latter!

    Luckily, during the two years that I did get to attend school, I met my wife. She paid my last semesters tuition, and then I dropped out as my mother couldn't afford it.
    We were broke, hungry, and had no way out.

    But thankfully, I found the internet and started messing around. I had a whole tonne of failures, ups, and downs, great methods that worked then stopped working.
    (Most times due to some people that feel they should share and saturate the market with too much competition)

    Either way, throughout the time I was figuring out how to make money online, I was given immense support from both my mom and wife. When one thing failed, they supported me in doing another. If the next thing failed, they still didn't stress me too much.

    But it wasn't always like that. At first, they were skeptical and the many failed attempts and desperate times with no food, bills to pay, loans due they needed all the help they could get. But I was cooped up in my room, focusing on learning.

    I was passionate! I never gave up on my dreams, and thankfully there was always some guy online in a similar situation making a killing. I used to show that person's earnings to them, and that would shut them up for a few days. But they'd eventually come back around and tell me to get a job or ask how much money I made.

    After a while, I started making about $300 a month doing youtube blackhat stuff and could help out with food and some bills. But it wasn't sustainable. My videos were always flagged, and then I was back to square one.

    No money!

    I eventually felt hopeless and got a job so I could at least make a living and provide for my wife. I got married at 24, which is about three years into working online. Regardless, I was still passionate about making money online. People were still making money on youtube, through SEO and drop shipping. Far more money than I'd ever earn at a day job, and I knew I had to get my share.

    I knew about SEO but always heard it'd take about a year to start making money. Then I met drop shipping and heard you wouldn't even need money to do it; you'll be using other people's money. I thought ok, this is it. I'll do drop shipping.

    I did it, it took a few months, but I made a lot of revenue. Not a lot of profit, and I even took losses here and there. However, I made some money. Eventually, I gave it up and started focusing on my day job.

    I do digital marketing like ads, SEO, etc. for this job, and one day I thought, "if I make them so much money each month... why aren't I making some of this money myself? "

    That was two years ago...

    Now I'm here:

    Earnings For Yesterday

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    Making good money each day, far more than my day job. With unlimited potentials to scale and be in control of my financial freedom.

    How much would you're life change if you were making $500 or more a month?

    Whatever your answer, you have to realize from my story that everything takes time! So before you even PM me asking how I do it.

    Here's my answer:

    "Support, Passion, Time." That's it.

    PS. Your timing might be different from mine, you may take six months others may take five years or more like I did, but regardless you'll need time, passion, and support.

    So be patient, learn new things each day, work consistently, and lastly appreciate your support system. For me, it's God and my Family.

    Yours may be different but find them and thank them and let them know you appreciate it and that you'll be successful eventually!
    Keep pushing If I can, then so can you.
     
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  9. Roger Marquez

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    I couldn´t agree more!

    In fact, I will take the liberty to expand that statement an add a couple of more variables I feel are also important...

    "Discipline & Consistency"

    People always talk about motivation and I feel that´s the single most harmful factor that holds people back on achieving their dreams.

    I rather rely on discipline than on motivation.

    Why?

    I don´t want to depend on my level of motivation in order to put in the required work!

    Lately, I´ve been struggling with procrastination a lot!

    Having a really hard time focusing and delivering.

    Working on developing the habits I need that will help me accomplish what I need/want.

    And for this, I need to be patient with myself but sometimes I get o mad at myself for not being mentally strong enough to overcome it I cry myself to sleep and I am not ashamed to acknowledge it publicly.

    The first step into solving a problem is to recognize you have on in the first place, right?

    Your help and support through my journey is something that will never go unnoticed.

    You have been a true inspiration to me and every time we exchange comments or receive advice from you, my confidence jar fills up a little more.

    Thank you for always making the time not only to give me advice but to continue updating this journey that has impacted me (and I'm sure many others) so positively.

    LET´S MAKE IT HAPPEN!


     
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  10. Bloooop

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    600+ per day. Not more than 800. I have an extremely high CTR.

    You'll reduce your CTR by adding AdSense to your amazon site. However, you could add it to your info articles and pages that aren't converting but getting lots of traffic.

    Thanks

    I didn't review them. I'm working with a few and waiting on more articles after I've sent better instructions.

    I have a few links that open in the same tab but I've started letting it open in a blank tab so I keep my site in their device. That way they can come back to it instead of searching for the topic again and ending up on another article. However, if you have a high CR and CTR you'll be fine with the opening in the same window.

    Thanks for following.

    Thanks!

    I can't wait to hit $300 a day stable for a few months. If I can stay at 150s per day I'd still be grateful for that. So far it's holding which makes me grateful and willing to work on more content.

    Identify your support system and rely on them. Also, be patient. I know how hard it is to not have any money and whatever you're going through I may have been through worse trust me. So be patient, spend the time progressing, and rely on your support to keep you going.
     
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  11. AbsurdMasakr

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    Can you tell how you do it? Do you use tabels or some other technic?
    I had similar CTR at my first site but it was super simple. Now when I have more "nice looking" sites I can't get more than 60-70% CTR
     
  12. johnnyboi

    johnnyboi Registered Member

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    Fantastic journey! found your thread from big ron's journey

    I got a few questions about what hosting you use and theme for your word press site? as my site speed is not ideal
     
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    your post is really a motivation for me because i am new to amazon. thank you
     
  14. Shopllc

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    Do you only have latest posts on your home page or some kind of a special page (like the "start here" page you mentioned)? Thanks!
     
  15. -che

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    I have similar question, could you provide some insight into overall site structure / post structure?

    No need to go into specifics about niche, just overall composition / content layout that creates such consistent CTR.

    Great journey, thanks for sharing...
     
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  16. bandititf9

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    Beautiful and heart touching story. I hope you're giving back to your wife&mom for always believing in you, it's rare to find such people even in family, not every family members are like that.

    I've read most of the pages in your thread and would like to know - How are you able to write so many words in one single articles? 3k-5k words is insane... I barely can reach 2k words. Are you writing in-depth of every product and product that you are promoting ?
     
  17. Bloooop

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    Update

    Damn... I might have fked up my site. I got an email that my SSL was due to expire at the end of the month. But since I already paid for the new one I thought why not update it right now?

    I did.

    And now my traffic is barely moving today. Is there anything I can do?

    If there's nothing I can do and things stay low until Sunday I might just swap themes from newspaper to Astra to see if I can get all my pages below 3 seconds. If you haven't seen the new feature for speed in search console you guys need to check it out. All my pages are loading in 3.2s to 3.7s. That's bad, and the only factors that cause those load times are the incompatibility that the newspaper theme has with thrive architect, and Namecheap hosting.

    I was well on my way to doubling last month's earnings now I'm not so sure if I'll be able to do it anymore. I'd be lucky if I can get it back to last month's figure. WTF did I update the SSL 3 weeks before expiry?! SMH

    Earnings For Yesterday:

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    If any of you know a solution to my current predicament I'd love to hear it!

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    Content quality, button color, button placement, using the call to actions at the right time and recommending instead of forcing a sale. It's not all about beautifying the site, I learned this from building landing pages and doing drop shipping that if you get those factors right you'll increase CTR and thus get more conversions.

    I'm using namecheap and newspaper theme. It's not ideal for me either as I most of the pages load in about 3.3 or 3.5 seconds. I'll update my theme on Sunday if my traffic still remains low after I screwed myself over this morning.

    Glad to motivate. Now go take action.


    I have some really old posts on my homepage. I have a good internal structure so I've survived so far. I need to fix it to take better advantage of the power of my homepage. I do have a "Start Here" page but it serves no purpose really. I'm only focusing on the internal structure of the site.

    Honestly, I'm confused atm as I messed up my site so maybe when things get back to normal I'll formulate a proper response and tag you.

    I find the topics I'll be writing about and then formulate a word count for each topic. I make sure that it's at least 50 words more than my competitors if I take an item from them. And I make sure that my recommendations are clear, concise and very easy to read. But 11 items at 250 words to one, 350 words on a buyers guide, 200 words on introduction, and 250 on the conclusion you'll be easily over 3k words.

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    Any suggestions on how to escape my situation? Or is it the niche edits that have screwed me? (I doubt it) Let's wait and see.
     
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  18. JayDee1984

    JayDee1984 Registered Member

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    To make 10k with Amazon a month, one need to generate a 200k in sales (assuming 5% affiliate fee) every month.


    To generate 120k annually with amazon, one would need to generate 2.4 million dollars in sales for amazon.

    I’m not sure that it’s worth to make all this effort for peanuts from amazon...
     
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  19. seoo

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    Bruh.. its worth it. I remember I got a similar comment when I started my site, but you are wrong there.

    If you have 10k visitors and split those into 50% chewy (dog affiliate, big website) and 50% amazon you will probobly earn more per sale on chewy, but it will convert shit. Amazon you will earn less but you will get 10x the sales volume.
     
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  20. JayDee1984

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    Got it, thank you for your reply.