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Successful Whitehat Amazon Affiliate Authority Blog by 23/09/15

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by williamhgough, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. williamhgough

    williamhgough Junior Member

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    Hello there! my name is Will. I'm 21 and studying computer science. I love SEO and web development and have done both of these on a freelance basis for my parent's clients.

    I decided to take action and do something that really interests me. I have posted a journey here before, but it was based on CPA and making fake game hacks, I like to think of myself as a good guy and profiting off fake bots made me feel pretty awful. I did make $50 in the end though!

    I wanted to make myself an income online, but by doing something a bit more honest and real. I then came across several successful journey threads here and spent hours learning and reading. The one that inspired me most was Whitepassion's Amazon Affiliate thread. I liked the idea of promoting amazon products as everybody trusts amazon, I use it for most things I order so.

    I did take action, found a name I liked for my chosen niche and bought the domain as well as 6 other domain endings (.co, .co.uk, .com, .review, .info, .net, .org). I wanted to build a brand, not just an authority site. I figured that the more I spent to start up, the more committed to the project I would feel, and honestly it's worked. I also purchased a review theme from themeforest and installed it onto wordpress.

    The site is now two weeks old and currently has 15 posts and has so far had 450 visits, all traffic is from natural SEO on 3 articles that have ranked so far and social media referral traffic (mainly stumbleupon, facebook, pinterest and twitter).

    What are my goals?
    - Build a successful Brand
    - Allow natural growth and link building
    - No use of my VPS or GSA for SEO
    - Make £150/month from Amazon Affiliate sales (Will help to buy my food whilst away at uni)
    - Reach 3000 impressions/day, sell ad space on site.
    - Make my site an authority for chosen niche
    - Make this my main source of income
    - Sell the site for insane profit after 1/2 years $$$ (Maybe?)

    How am I going to do this?
    - By posting 1 quality review article of a product each day, minimum 500 words
    - Not always posting product reviews, and instead posting articles related to my niche.
    - Using SEO plugin for wordpress (You know which one)
    - Review automatically posts to the facebook page I set up (91 likes) & brand twitter acc (85 followers)
    - Post picture of item to brand instagram account with tags (115 followers)
    - Pin link to pinterest on specific item category board (100 followers)
    - With YOUR ADVICE & TIPS
    :)

    Investment so far
    - Domains & hosting £150
    - Theme £28
    - 5 x 500 Articles from Natasha Nixon here on BHW £18
    - 3 x 2000 word articles from KDPWholesale (Really Recommend this BHW service) £45

    Total: £241
    Earnings: £2


    Well, thanks for taking the time to read this, I believe it will help me stay motivated, document what i'm doing and also to learn every day.
    I welcome all help/criticism/advice, so please do share. Hope I keep you interested.




     
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  2. williamhgough

    williamhgough Junior Member

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    P.s the reason I want it to be successful by 23/09/15 is because that is my 22nd Birthday.
     
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    I see that you have a solid plan stretched over multiple years and not in a rush to make money, I think that's half the battle. Good luck with your journey, I will follow if you promise to keep us posted :)
     
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  4. williamhgough

    williamhgough Junior Member

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    Thanks man! I promise I will!
     
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    Good luck! I am doing something similar.
     
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    all the best :) look in to targeted Facebook advertising when you make some money :) That can help you with your FanPages and drive traffic to your website :)

    -Sasha
     
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    Nice. Will be following up with you.
     
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  8. CeceXXZ

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    It will be an interesting journey. Keep us updated!
     
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    Will follow your journey,best of luck
     
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  10. williamhgough

    williamhgough Junior Member

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    UPDATE:
    -Posted a new 2000 word article on the blog, shared to twitter, facebook, stumbleupon and pinterest.

    funny thing is, the articles i'm ranking for are the ones I wrote myself!
     
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    LoL i read in another thread that another guys was claiming that the articles he wrote by himself were in the first page but as about the articles he bought were in ranked below 200's place lol
    Maybe the articles are not unique
     
  12. williamhgough

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    Well pidhsame, they all passed copyscape and a plagiarism checker so I don't think that they weren't unique. I check all my work to make sure its 100% before I put it on.

    Here are my stats on GWT, they're rising each day which is good.
    Screenshot 2014-08-29 22.20.10.png

    P.S If any of you would like to share advice, tips or any help. Please PM me!
     
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  13. LongWarmth

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    In for the journey posts. Good luck!
     
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    Ok man, I wish you good luck on your journey since I'll be starting myself earning with Amazon soon (I'm now in the learning process), I will also want to learn some SEO (at least basic SEO). I may have though some questions about SEO since I'm a complete newbie, can you PM me your skype ID?

    Thanks!
     
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    Good luck mate. You'll surely obtain your goal.
     
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    Good luck, i will be following since i have something similar.
     
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    Good luck. Genuine plan. Building authority site and do authority SEO will surely bring long term income.
     
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  18. williamhgough

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    Yeah sure, my skype ID is the same as my username here if anybody else would like to chat :)

    Thanks to everybody for the kind words and support!

    I also have a question for you all, should I be finding a way to link to other authority sites in my niche within my articles? Like, does that help me or only them? I've seen people do it and I wanted to clarify.
     
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    You won't do any OffPage SEO?
     
  20. williamhgough

    williamhgough Junior Member

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    I'm not doing any no, apart from sharing to my social media accounts. Just trying to see how far I can get putting up 100% unique content daily. My site is only 2 weeks old, I don't want to start blasting it with high PR links and creating web 2.0s, it just wouldn't look natural.