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

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Hello can you please tell me list of all the plugins you use on your site?
 

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How much did you sell the site for? What was the multiplier?
 

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Hey this has really inspired me to get back into the amazon aff game - I created two amazon sites that were generating me around 500usd a month before but then I turned lazy and just left them and they were outranked.

I've had a quick look around and found my niche - I just wanted to ask... do you ever target keywords with volumes around 20 / 40? I've got some keywords that show up with 0 results when using the allintitle operator and wonder if they are worth building on.

Thanks for giving me a kick up the ass!
 

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What's your ratio of information to money articles?
 

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Your right, first step is starting. Thats half the battle.

Ive been around lurking. I just want to say this is motivating. Keep up the good work; to hitting 10k and gaining financial freedom, best of luck. Ill be here for the ride, learning in the shadows.
 

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Update

I now know why I couldn't see or hear anything from the guys making it online. There's just so many other things and ideas that come once your mentality reaches a certain point that you just don't have the time to do some other things.

I've been super busy this week coming up with ideas for niches that I want to tackle next. So far I've found a great deal, I won't say the exact number but things look promising.

As for the sale of the site... It's still progressing, we've finally ended the migration period and are now doing revenue inspection.

The overall traffic and rankings for the site are still "fairly" stable. With today and yesterday being down a little from 700 - 800 visits to 500 visits yesterday. But that should still be enough to help tide through this period.

I just really want to get this over with and out of the way. I need the money to move forward.

The bad news is someone PM-ed me saying that Empire Flippers now doesn't do Payoneer payments. They clearly stated this through the initial call and when I asked their sales guy on Facebook. Now to hear that they can't do it is an issue.

Things done this week:

  • Found a great deal of niche site ideas.
  • Uploaded 9 Articles and reindexed to GSC.
  • Added images and aff links to those nine articles.
  • Got the site to rank it's first keyword at position 16.
From now on I'll be updating the thread 2 times a week. I need to focus on getting things done and building more sites than posting updates everyday. Once I get free time I'll update more but for now it's gonna be 2 times a week. Sundays and Fridays.
 

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Btw, are you going to silo the new sites? Did silo prove to be effective for your site?
Does silo really help to rank better or it's enough to interlink some related articles?

Also, is it necessary to add pros and cons to the product reviews?
 

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Could you please explain it a little bit more? Like how did you achieved all these results and what was your strategy and harder time to make it possible.
 

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Update

I've successfully sold my first site! :D

It's been such a ride looking back at all the things I've done online. If I should explain how I feel right now, I'd say very relieved.

Like most of you or worse, I come from a single-parent family where there wasn't much to go around to support all 4 of us. My mom, a brother, and my sister, plus myself. We've been through hell and back multiple times. We had months where all we had was rice to eat and no electricity or water as sometimes we couldn't pay for it.

Regardless, we stuck together, and I always had dreams that I'd change that. I always wanted to be rich, so I can help those less fortunate and my family. I struggled through high school, did 2 years of University, but dropped out as we couldn't afford it.

But I never gave up on wanting to be successful. I always looked at the people driving a car and going out to buy food, living in a beautiful house, and knew that someday I'd be that person. I struggled to find a way online and ended up doing a tonne of BlackHat stuff from PPD with YT, Youtube commenting, Bing ads + CB, Upwork crap, clicking thousands of ads to earn pennies, to dropshipping!

You name it... I've done it! I always jumped from one method to another. Luckily, I had success in all of them and made some money along the way to scrape through and help my family.

But none of that felt right. And it never put me in place to really provide for them. I was never able to wrap my mind around getting married at 24, I had no way to afford a wedding. Luckily, I got help and got married. Later on, we needed a car for my wife to get her job, and we ended up getting help once again. However, it has always weighed on my mind that I couldn't provide things on my own. And we never had much Job security even if we had a good salary here.

My mom has some debts, and even though she's now working enough to take care of it over a year, if she saves and lives on rice and beans, I always wanted to help. My wife also wants a child at this point (I'm 27, 28 this year), and I never felt like I could afford it.

So over the last 3 years, I've stressed AF. I feel like the illnesses that have been with me to this day are all due to this stress. After I got married like a week after, I just suddenly got ill, and we've never been able to figure out what has been the cause. Up to this present day, my skin burns, scalp tingles, etc. and when it started, I did all the tests, and everything was normal.

Now I know the root cause. Stress! Still have no idea what illness it is though, but at least now I can afford to go do more tests

After I saw the money from the site in my bank account, I felt so tired. It's like the feeling you get after a tough day of work or a fight for your life when the dust settles. It's such a huuuge relief!

I did it!

I know dead in the middle of 5 figures isn't much, and "maybe" I could've gotten more, but this release from all the worrying about earnings, traffic, google, competitors is worth that amount. I'm now a millionaire in my country and can do everything I wanted to do, albeit very carefully. Nonetheless, I can invest in mutual funds, establish my emergency fund, pay my mom's debts, help a few people, and build 10 or more new sites.

I now have the capital to do everything I always wanted!

I credit none of this to myself, it has all been God that has made my way. He showed me everything I needed to know at the right time and gave me all the little successes and failures I needed to make it to this point. He helped my family through the rough times and has done wonders for us. So for those who might be offended :smirk:. I don't know about you, but none of this is my own doing, Idk about you so I can only speak for myself.

All the same, I'm glad I found the BHW community. I met the people I had the opportunities to talk to and gained bits of knowledge that I can't put a value to.

Thank you guys for all the support. And for all the people following this journey, do stick around as it'll only get better now. I need to take a few days break, build my dream work station, and get back to the grind!

Btw, are you going to silo the new sites? Did silo prove to be effective for your site?
Does silo really help to rank better or it's enough to interlink some related articles?

Also, is it necessary to add pros and cons to the product reviews?

Pros and Cons aren't necessary. But sometimes people like seeing it. Especially in comparison articles.

My new sites will all be silo-ed for sure. I don't think about it in the typical way but more in the sense of topical relevance. These days relevance is the key. So doing silos and proper interlinking will ultimately help one up your competitor.
 

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Don't you have to pay taxes in your country?
 

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Update

I've successfully sold my first site! :D

It's been such a ride looking back at all the things I've done online. If I should explain how I feel right now, I'd say very relieved.

Like most of you or worse, I come from a single-parent family where there wasn't much to go around to support all 4 of us. My mom, a brother, and my sister, plus myself. We've been through hell and back multiple times. We had months where all we had was rice to eat and no electricity or water as sometimes we couldn't pay for it.

Regardless, we stuck together, and I always had dreams that I'd change that. I always wanted to be rich, so I can help those less fortunate and my family. I struggled through high school, did 2 years of University, but dropped out as we couldn't afford it.

But I never gave up on wanting to be successful. I always looked at the people driving a car and going out to buy food, living in a beautiful house, and knew that someday I'd be that person. I struggled to find a way online and ended up doing a tonne of BlackHat stuff from PPD with YT, Youtube commenting, Bing ads + CB, Upwork crap, clicking thousands of ads to earn pennies, to dropshipping!

You name it... I've done it! I always jumped from one method to another. Luckily, I had success in all of them and made some money along the way to scrape through and help my family.

But none of that felt right. And it never put me in place to really provide for them. I was never able to wrap my mind around getting married at 24, I had no way to afford a wedding. Luckily, I got help and got married. Later on, we needed a car for my wife to get her job, and we ended up getting help once again. However, it has always weighed on my mind that I couldn't provide things on my own. And we never had much Job security even if we had a good salary here.

My mom has some debts, and even though she's now working enough to take care of it over a year, if she saves and lives on rice and beans, I always wanted to help. My wife also wants a child at this point (I'm 27, 28 this year), and I never felt like I could afford it.

So over the last 3 years, I've stressed AF. I feel like the illnesses that have been with me to this day are all due to this stress. After I got married like a week after, I just suddenly got ill, and we've never been able to figure out what has been the cause. Up to this present day, my skin burns, scalp tingles, etc. and when it started, I did all the tests, and everything was normal.

Now I know the root cause. Stress! Still have no idea what illness it is though, but at least now I can afford to go do more tests

After I saw the money from the site in my bank account, I felt so tired. It's like the feeling you get after a tough day of work or a fight for your life when the dust settles. It's such a huuuge relief!

I did it!

I know dead in the middle of 5 figures isn't much, and "maybe" I could've gotten more, but this release from all the worrying about earnings, traffic, google, competitors is worth that amount. I'm now a millionaire in my country and can do everything I wanted to do, albeit very carefully. Nonetheless, I can invest in mutual funds, establish my emergency fund, pay my mom's debts, help a few people, and build 10 or more new sites.

I now have the capital to do everything I always wanted!

I credit none of this to myself, it has all been God that has made my way. He showed me everything I needed to know at the right time and gave me all the little successes and failures I needed to make it to this point. He helped my family through the rough times and has done wonders for us. So for those who might be offended :smirk:. I don't know about you, but none of this is my own doing, Idk about you so I can only speak for myself.

All the same, I'm glad I found the BHW community. I met the people I had the opportunities to talk to and gained bits of knowledge that I can't put a value to.

Thank you guys for all the support. And for all the people following this journey, do stick around as it'll only get better now. I need to take a few days break, build my dream work station, and get back to the grind!



Pros and Cons aren't necessary. But sometimes people like seeing it. Especially in comparison articles.

My new sites will all be silo-ed for sure. I don't think about it in the typical way but more in the sense of topical relevance. These days relevance is the key. So doing silos and proper interlinking will ultimately help one up your competitor.

I'm happy for you. IM can take you to where you never expect. Last December I sold my own website for $1000. Coming from Africa and above 40, I've never made that kind of money at once in my life. I built that website with nothing but freebies from BHW.
 

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Update

I've successfully sold my first site! :D

It's been such a ride looking back at all the things I've done online. If I should explain how I feel right now, I'd say very relieved.

Like most of you or worse, I come from a single-parent family where there wasn't much to go around to support all 4 of us. My mom, a brother, and my sister, plus myself. We've been through hell and back multiple times. We had months where all we had was rice to eat and no electricity or water as sometimes we couldn't pay for it.

Regardless, we stuck together, and I always had dreams that I'd change that. I always wanted to be rich, so I can help those less fortunate and my family. I struggled through high school, did 2 years of University, but dropped out as we couldn't afford it.

But I never gave up on wanting to be successful. I always looked at the people driving a car and going out to buy food, living in a beautiful house, and knew that someday I'd be that person. I struggled to find a way online and ended up doing a tonne of BlackHat stuff from PPD with YT, Youtube commenting, Bing ads + CB, Upwork crap, clicking thousands of ads to earn pennies, to dropshipping!

You name it... I've done it! I always jumped from one method to another. Luckily, I had success in all of them and made some money along the way to scrape through and help my family.

But none of that felt right. And it never put me in place to really provide for them. I was never able to wrap my mind around getting married at 24, I had no way to afford a wedding. Luckily, I got help and got married. Later on, we needed a car for my wife to get her job, and we ended up getting help once again. However, it has always weighed on my mind that I couldn't provide things on my own. And we never had much Job security even if we had a good salary here.

My mom has some debts, and even though she's now working enough to take care of it over a year, if she saves and lives on rice and beans, I always wanted to help. My wife also wants a child at this point (I'm 27, 28 this year), and I never felt like I could afford it.

So over the last 3 years, I've stressed AF. I feel like the illnesses that have been with me to this day are all due to this stress. After I got married like a week after, I just suddenly got ill, and we've never been able to figure out what has been the cause. Up to this present day, my skin burns, scalp tingles, etc. and when it started, I did all the tests, and everything was normal.

Now I know the root cause. Stress! Still have no idea what illness it is though, but at least now I can afford to go do more tests

After I saw the money from the site in my bank account, I felt so tired. It's like the feeling you get after a tough day of work or a fight for your life when the dust settles. It's such a huuuge relief!

I did it!

I know dead in the middle of 5 figures isn't much, and "maybe" I could've gotten more, but this release from all the worrying about earnings, traffic, google, competitors is worth that amount. I'm now a millionaire in my country and can do everything I wanted to do, albeit very carefully. Nonetheless, I can invest in mutual funds, establish my emergency fund, pay my mom's debts, help a few people, and build 10 or more new sites.

I now have the capital to do everything I always wanted!

I credit none of this to myself, it has all been God that has made my way. He showed me everything I needed to know at the right time and gave me all the little successes and failures I needed to make it to this point. He helped my family through the rough times and has done wonders for us. So for those who might be offended :smirk:. I don't know about you, but none of this is my own doing, Idk about you so I can only speak for myself.

All the same, I'm glad I found the BHW community. I met the people I had the opportunities to talk to and gained bits of knowledge that I can't put a value to.

Thank you guys for all the support. And for all the people following this journey, do stick around as it'll only get better now. I need to take a few days break, build my dream work station, and get back to the grind!



Pros and Cons aren't necessary. But sometimes people like seeing it. Especially in comparison articles.

My new sites will all be silo-ed for sure. I don't think about it in the typical way but more in the sense of topical relevance. These days relevance is the key. So doing silos and proper interlinking will ultimately help one up your competitor.
Wow! Congrats on the final sale!
Your story is amazing! God bless you! I'm happy that I saw your thread, which has been immensely helpful, at the right time :)

I'm on the fence with the pros and cons thing. Some people say that it looks suspicious when there are only pros. But I think that writing pros and cons in a separate box makes the articles look like cheesy ads. You know, kind of like all those payday loans landing pages, etc. I guess it's better to mention all the pros and cons in the review itself, or at least make the pros and cons lists look as natural as possible, as part of the article. But maybe I'm wrong. Do the pros and cons boxes really work for anyone?
 

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I credit none of this to myself, it has all been God that has made my way.
Amen! And congratulations on a job well done. This has been a great success story and I've enjoyed reading your thread so far.
 

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Don't you have to pay taxes in your country?

Of course, I'll probably end up paying taxes. But I was told that they won't know what transactions take place in my bank account nor will they hunt me down. Plus from what I'm reading website sales generally fall under a different tax bracket even in the US based on these articles I'm reading and from the person that bought my site.

Overall, I'm taking it a step at a time. By the time I need to pay taxes, I should be earning money again to pay them... Hopefully haha.

I'm happy for you. IM can take you to where you never expect. Last December I sold my own website for $1000. Coming from Africa and above 40, I've never made that kind of money at once in my life. I built that website with nothing but freebies from BHW.

Exactly! Keep going who knows one day you might sell another site for $300k. It's not too difficult.

Wow! Congrats on the final sale!
Your story is amazing! God bless you! I'm happy that I saw your thread, which has been immensely helpful, at the right time :)

I'm on the fence with the pros and cons thing. Some people say that it looks suspicious when there are only pros. But I think that writing pros and cons in a separate box makes the articles look like cheesy ads. You know, kind of like all those payday loans landing pages, etc. I guess it's better to mention all the pros and cons in the review itself, or at least make the pros and cons lists look as natural as possible, as part of the article. But maybe I'm wrong. Do the pros and cons boxes really work for anyone?

I don't recommend having only "Pros" but you could call it Highlights or Key Features if you don't want to do pros and cons.

Personally, If you write the review well enough explaining everything and using the right CTA at the right time you won't need to even worry about having them. They aren't all that necessary and I do them when I want if I can be bothered to do so.

Amen! And congratulations on a job well done. This has been a great success story and I've enjoyed reading your thread so far.

Thanks for reading and supporting my journey!
 

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Of course, I'll probably end up paying taxes. But I was told that they won't know what transactions take place in my bank account nor will they hunt me down. Plus from what I'm reading website sales generally fall under a different tax bracket even in the US based on these articles I'm reading and from the person that bought my site.

Overall, I'm taking it a step at a time. By the time I need to pay taxes, I should be earning money again to pay them... Hopefully haha.



Exactly! Keep going who knows one day you might sell another site for $300k. It's not too difficult.



I don't recommend having only "Pros" but you could call it Highlights or Key Features if you don't want to do pros and cons.

Personally, If you write the review well enough explaining everything and using the right CTA at the right time you won't need to even worry about having them. They aren't all that necessary and I do them when I want if I can be bothered to do so.



Thanks for reading and supporting my journey!
Thank you very much!
So you do a CTA in your review text? In addition to the button text?
 
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