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

Update

I'm seeing some fluctuations in my SERP by 1 or 2 spots down not sure if the changes I've made with the internal links the other day.

However, a few of the pages I've optimized jumped a few spots so that's good news. And I've only lost 4 keywords from the top 3.

Earnings for Yesterday:

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My KPIs are things that move the needle and help me progress.

The biggest things are:
  • Content - More articles = More Money: so I try to write at least 2-3 articles a day which is a decent growth rate.
  • Optimizing Content - Improves the ranking of my articles and boosts my CR and drives more traffic in general. So I'm now optimizing at least 3 articles a day.
  • Editing New or Previously Written Content - Ties into the optimization of ranking and CR.
  • Checking for Issues on the Sites.
  • Finding Internal Link Opportunities.
  • Finding new keywords.
Doing those things every now and then overtime is what led to where I'm at as I'm literally reaping the rewards of the work I did way back in July. So I figure doing them in a dedicated manner on a daily basis will only compound immensely over a long period. And by June or November, I'll be in a much better position than if I focus on the things that actually bring the results.

So figure out what gives the greatest improvement in your success and work on those every day. Whether it's building new links and content or any other small thing like waking up at x time, or gym or food. Whatever makes you perform better.
Hi!
1. How are you optimizing your articles?
2. How long do you invest from your day in this journey?
3. Do you love your niche? One of them more than the others?
 
Update

I've been out most of the day so I didn't get to work as I would normally. I only wrote 1400 Words for an article that should end at 2500 words.

I'll also be out tomorrow for a meeting.

So I guess it won't be until Wednesday or tomorrow before I get back to my flow.

Earnings for Saturday & Sunday:

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Hi!
1. How are you optimizing your articles?
2. How long do you invest from your day in this journey?
3. Do you love your niche? One of them more than the others?

1. SurferSeo
2. 14 Hours most days which translates to 6Hrs+ of dedicated work when I track it.
3. I love no niche that I've worked on or plan to work on, however, I love this business model of building cash flow assets. So, for now, it's just money and feasibility for me. Maybe once I've built enough capital I'll find a passion niche.
 
Are your affiliate links working? Mine don't work because it says " too much redirects" so the amazon site just doesn't open.
 
Update

I got home not too long ago so I didn't do any work at all today.

Will try to get an early start tomorrow. I've lost almost 2 days of work this week.

Earnings for Yesterday:

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Are your affiliate links working? Mine don't work because it says " too much redirects" so the amazon site just doesn't open.

I didn't get to check earlier in the day. However, I didn't sell a single decent priced item today and everything is around $20-$60 so there's a chance a good portion of my links were out. But they seem to be working now.
 
Looking at your screenshots of evenly-spreading traffic across multiple search engines feel fantastic to me,Bloop, thank you for your uncensored journey !

I am a huge fan of the Richest man in Babylon, too,classics never die, stay safe and all the best luck to you :D
 
Update

I had a fairly good day of work today.

Wrote 3 articles for 5700 Words
Edited 3 articles and uploaded 6 to my second site.
Optimized 4 articles.

I'm having less traffic than I had earlier in the month but I've mostly maintained my rankings. So I'm not sure if there are any issues. The only solution is to quickly build more sites so I'm not so dependent on a single stream of income.

Earnings for Yesterday:

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There are some CR optimization tweaks I could do for this site but looking at my normal CR I can't justify the time I'll have to spend doing them yet. I'll just continue building more content then optimize later.
 
I checked surfer seo website and I like the concept and idea of it...
But the price just doesn't look reasonable at all..
Their basic plan is like $50 for 25 articles. Really??

What are your thoughts on this? Is it worth the money?
 
I like this, can you direct me to a thread on the forum to guide me?

The search box is your best friend. I don't read any guides or anything else so I don't know what's on here.

Looking at your screenshots of evenly-spreading traffic across multiple search engines feel fantastic to me,Bloop, thank you for your uncensored journey !

I am a huge fan of the Richest man in Babylon, too,classics never die, stay safe and all the best luck to you :D

It's one of my all-time favorite books with a lot of insights. I like Richest Man in Babylon, Think and Grow Rich, Rich Dad Poor Dad, and a few other ones that I haven't completed.

Thanks for the best wishes. Hope you have a successful year as well.

I checked surfer seo website and I like the concept and idea of it...
But the price just doesn't look reasonable at all..
Their basic plan is like $50 for 25 articles. Really??

What are your thoughts on this? Is it worth the money?

Yea it's expensive but fixing a single article could cover the cost of it every month. So IMO it's worth the price. But I'd only do it when you've got enough articles and traffic earning you money.
 
Hello!

Great job! These earnings are just for one website ?
You will open new websites in case of google penalty?

Thanks!
 
Update

I'm ending the day early today. Been sitting around the computer all day but I've only tracked 5Hr 20 mins of dedicated work.

Things Done Today:
  • Wrote 1 article 3600 Words
  • Edited and uploaded 7 Articles to the second site.
  • Uploaded 2 articles to the main site.
  • Optimized 1 article from the main site.
  • Edited 3 other articles to be uploaded to the main site.
Earnings for Yesterday:

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Hello!

Great job! These earnings are just for one website ?
You will open new websites in case of google penalty?

Thanks!

Yes, mostly.
Not only for google penalties but just for diversification and to have more assets to sell when I'm ready.
 
I remember Amazon doesn’t give a good comission, are you planning to monetize this traffic by another plan ?
 
Update

And another day that I didn't finish all the tasks. It's actually much harder than I thought to keep consistent.

I woke up at 3 AM this morning and wrote the first article which ended up at 2600 words.

I had every intention to do a couple more but when I got to the other tasks of editing articles for the three sites and optimizing 4 articles I couldn't find any words to write for the second article. So I'm just gonna call it a day here.

Things Done today: 4Hrs 35 Mins Worked
  • Wrote 1 article at 2689 Words.
  • Optimized 6 articles in total for the main site.
  • Edited 3 articles for the second site.
  • Uploaded 4 articles to the second site.
  • Uploaded 3 articles on the third site.
  • Edit 2 articles for the main site.
  • Research the products for the outstanding article I should've written today.
Even though I've only tracked 4 Hrs of dedicated work, it's actually a lot more as I've been around the computer all day doing different tasks. Only the items that move the needle are tracked with the app. Pretty much all the other hours I spent working might've been pointless.

Earnings for Yesterday:

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I remember Amazon doesn’t give a good comission, are you planning to monetize this traffic by another plan ?

I will use other forms of monetization and ads later on while expanding to other affiliate networks. But mostly amazon for now.
 
Update

Missed the weekend updates as I tried to stay away from the computer.

Over the last few days, I saw a dip in CR but got a lot of high ticket orders. So that will make up for the lower earnings later on if the items ship before the month ends.

Things Done Today: 4H 53 Mins Working
  • Add AMZ links and Images to 3 Pages on the Main site.
  • Uploaded 3 articles to the third site. (These will need a good deal of editing later on)
  • Edited then added Links and Images to 4 pages on the Second site (This took 2 Hrs and 5 mins)
  • Optimized 5 articles on the main site.
  • Edited then Uploaded 2 articles on the second site.
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I've been working from 9 AM till 10 PM but I've only clocked 5 Hrs of dedicated work. I figured I need to increase the session durations from 25 mins to 50 mins for each session.

I also tried doing the easier tasks first but it doesn't seem to help. As a result, I wrote no new articles today and had to settle for editing.

My only option to improve productivity going forward would be to get some help to handle editing/uploading and adding images.

Earnings for the Weekend:

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Overall I can foresee hitting these daily tasks paying off in the long run. I've never actually paid much attention to exactly how much and what work I do on a day today.

Seeing it now, I can say that most of the days before I started doing this had plenty of hours that I wasted.

You guys should try tracking what you do each day to see your productivity levels.

out of curiosity what productivity tracker do you use?

A Pomodoro timer called pomodone linked with Todoist. But any timer or app like todoist, asana etc can be used.

Great Journey, following. I'll be starting my own Amazon Affiliate site soon (next month).

Good Luck when you start it. I'll check it out when you do.
 
What an awesome thread to stumble across! Definitely keeping an eye on this and the biggest thing for me is learning. Well done and hard work does pay off!
 
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