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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. Roger Marquez

    Roger Marquez Supreme Member

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    100% true. I have started several projects and it is insanely easy to just throw everything away, make excuses and blame 3rd parties for your lack of results.

    Now, is completely different. I even started a journey thread for the first time since I join this amazing community. I am as hype as I have ever felt in regard to digital marketing and several BHW members have reached out to give me a hand helping me on my journey.

    This thread have been a true source of motivation and inspiration for me. I am a huge fan of journey threads, much more than case studies as you can´t know for sure if those results were faked, but to see and follow journeys like this are just priceless for me.
     
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  2. Bloooop

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    Update

    I intended to post this update earlier but I got busy.

    I got back one article and was honestly surprised by the results. Maybe it was a fluke and the others won't be as good but it was surprisingly decent. I had to do about 5 minutes of editing where other services at a much higher cost would require 1 hr just to make the article readable.

    Earnings for yesterday:

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    I'm actually finding it weird that items I sold last month haven't sold at all this month and these sales are mostly from new articles I've written. No idea what's happening but it's a good thing I'm working on this site daily or I'd have no earnings. Let's see if today will be good or bad in tomorrow's update.

    I have a few other article services to test but I've booked out my budget on other writers. So far I've ordered 18 articles. I've gotten 2 back so far.

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    No they started ranking long before I got any links. My site's DA/DR is still dirt low. I won't say how low but its as low as it could possibly be. However, I've gotten some links over the course of this year and I've recently tested niche edits but those aren't pointing to the site yet. Waiting to see what the results will be then.

    I look at the content length and strength of the websites ranking page 1 for all keywords I target. If I think I can beat them with my Low DA/DR site then its an easy keywords. I only go after ahrefs keywords with a 0 - 5 KD.

    Thanks for supporting me guys. I dont know how to give up. So I won't the 10k / month is already mine its only a matter of time now.

    That's the biggest thing for me man. I've come to doubt many things and people online. And most times when I see people claiming to make X I'm not so quick to believe them. That's why I'm documenting my journey so people can believe in their dreams and that they can actually pull any number they want.
     
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  3. Roger Marquez

    Roger Marquez Supreme Member

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    I don´t want to sound as a conformist person but my shortest goal with my journey is to reach $1,000 per month. That way i can start a real discussion with my wife about relocating to a different country.

    Minimum wage it´s $10-$15 PER MONTH HERE!

    Even reaching $500 per month would have a huuuuge impact in our lifestyle here even if we don´t relocate.
     
  4. destinywakes

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    Can you PM me the article writer who has quality content n which you satisfied.
     
  5. moneyflower

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    What country is that please?
     
  6. Bloooop

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    Update

    I'll be on the road again today so I doubt I'll get the chance to update. Today I plan to order another 6-8 articles and then I'll have to wait until next week before ordering more. That should bring us up to 24 articles for the month which is far more productive than I've ever been.

    Earnings for Yesterday

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    I have to thank God for the new articles I had written everyday lol otherwise I would be earning $2 a day smh. IDK what's up this month but things are still going ok. It just shows that you need to put in consistent work each day or you'll be poor before you can even say the word broke.

    Have any of you ever added internal links to posts that are ranking #1? Does it lose position afterward? I need to add a few internal links to some posts but I don't want to affect the rankings as I think my site is pretty fragile since I'm only relying on content and onpage SEO right now.

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    You can make that in a few months if you work at it every day as I told you.

    I will after I get a few more from them to verify the quality.
     
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  7. Roger Marquez

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    It´s on my public profile but, Venezuela
     
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  8. youtube1001

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    Thank you for the update.

    I read your update every day before going to sleep and it is an inspiration to me. Even though I do not reply everyday, I do read the post.

    Continue your hard work and I am following as I am in the same shoes. I often wondered about your determination to write all the articles by yourself but I did not comment about it. Eventually, everybody has to outsource or hire.

    Thanks and all the best.

     
  9. spectrejoe

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    @Bloooop Theorically internal linking could never be harmful but I've always heard:

    DO NOT TOUCH articles that are already ranking #1-3 in terms of onpage.
     
  10. Roger Marquez

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    I don´t believe this is true. Not interlinking articles that are ranking top 3 in SERPs with other pieces of content you´re wasting a ton of potential to improve and boost other post´s rankings by linking them up.

    What are you going to interlink? New articles? Articles that are "stuck" on pages 2-3 and beyond?
     
  11. linkrank

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    Thanks for your answer, I'm going to give you a keyword that is easy too, to know if you can beat other sites with yours? Are you based on exceeding its contents?
     
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    GL. Looks fresh this year, I plan on doing aff website some point.
     
  13. Bloooop

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    Quick Update

    I ordered about 9 articles today. So far I've only gotten 1 back so I'm still waiting on the others. I need to go over the articles I've ordered to make sure I'm counting correctly and I don't make a silly mistake of ordering the same article twice.

    Just found out that I ordered 1 article a few months ago and then ordered it again last Friday. Gotta start uploading them as I get my hands on them from now on. Hoping that writer will accept the request to change the order.

    BTW: I have no issues sharing the writing services I use on here but wait until I get these articles so I can say if they are worth using.

    Tasks for tomorrow:

    • Upload 5 articles.

    I've edited a few of my top ranking articles in the past and they fell off page 1 and didn't make it back for about a month. So I'm probably gonna just leave them be and try to create more pages to link to the new articles.

    I want to link from parent to child on the new articles. The new ones all have a link to parents and siblings so I only need to send down some juice from the top page. They are on page 1 but could use a boost to make it to spot 1-3.

    I know it's a waste to not go edit them but it's too much of a risk at the moment. Maybe when I have a couple more pages ranking #1 and daily traffic spread more evenly I'd be willing to take the risk.
     
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    I wouldn't be touching the top pages. I noticed that with lets say you have page A and page B. When you link from page A to page B then sometimes page B starts to rank on some terms that previously page A ranked but on a much lower position.

    It will restore to the original state eventually but I wouldn't risk it.
     
  15. Bloooop

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    Update

    Sorry for slacking off with the updates. I was going to post one yesterday but I went home and got straight to bed.

    So far I've done some the optimization for 4 of the 5 articles I "Claimed" I would upload yesterday but even now I still haven't done so. I'd say I have a valid reason but again excuses are just BS. But the reason is that I got 9 articles back from one writer yesterday and had to check them over. I'm currently editing and doing SEO optimization to them so I'll try to start uploading as soon as I'm through. I won't sleep tonight if I don't get it done.

    Earnings for October 16 & 17, 2019:

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    Still, no more high ticket items sold.​

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    I'm still holding hope that I'll sell another four $2000 items as those pages are getting 30 - 40 visits each per day. So let's wait and see. Anyways I'm off to work again. I need more money!
     
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    I've ordered from many writers here, sometimes the expensive one can be shit compared to the cheaper one.

    Let us know if you found a recommended one. I've read the whole page and youre giving good advice. Look like you have a solid journey here.
     
  17. Bloooop

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    Update

    I'm taking a little longer than I anticipated to edit the articles I received as I have to balance my regular job and set up ads etc. But I'm almost done and should be able to give you guys my honest feedback on the services I used. So far I've gotten 16 articles and I've finished editing 8 currently doing the 9th one right now. But I'll take a break and should have it finished by Sunday to be uploaded.

    I'm somewhat satisfied with the quality as they don't require extensive editing or total rewrite. They aren't at the standard of my writing but they can do the job with the little editing needed.. Full review tomorrow in the weekly summary.

    Earnings for Yesterday:

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    I'm so mad at not selling any more high ticket items lol. I need that 10k month so bad but the earnings are going steady and good enough for what I've done so far. I'm aticipating it'll increase if I can publish another 90 articles within 3 months. That's it for this update, see you guys tomorrow.

    So far the cheap writing service is decent. And far better than some others I ordered in the past that couldn't even be read and I had to rewrite the entire articles. I got back 1 from a more expensive writer but I haven't read it yet so I don't want to make any comments until I get this first batch of articles back and can do a thorough review. I'll share the writers as soon as I get them and take a read to see how much editing will be required.
     
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    I see that you are going heavily on content and not backlinks.

    How much is your word count right now?
     
  19. Sweetrevenge

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    I've just read the whole thread and I have no question to ask.
    I just want to say thank you for inspiring us as I can see that this journey is already a success even if you didn't reach your goal yet. Your dedication and your discipline are enough to motivate us.
    Me too, I'm waiting for a little money to buy domain names and hostings to relaunch my freelancing website and an affiliate one. It won't be with Amazon products though.
    Keepup the great job !
     
  20. ncbook

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    This is really encouraging. Thanks for sharing. A lot of useful information.
    Good luck and keep updating!