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What was your start up cost?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by yrazec, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. yrazec

    yrazec Newbie

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    Hello BHW,

    I am new to the site and I plan on starting an Amazon Affiliate site in the next month. I have been reading a lot on here and I am just loving all of the information that everyone provides. I have never done any IM but I have time right now and a small budget to work with. I plan on taking this seriously and treating it like a business and I know that there will be some ups and downs but I welcome the learning experience.


    Anyways I would like to know what was your start up cost and how much do you invest back into your sites every month?

    I think it's going to take around ~$300 for me to start my site and I want to start with a budget of around ~$100 a month for services for my site.
     
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    mickyfu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Many moons ago, if I had to put it back to a time, I started with £35.
     
  3. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    Mine is and still $150 fee monthly

    Good Host unlimited space and
    Traffic.

    Good 8gb 1tb vps unlimited traffic
    10gbps line

    50 private proxies unlimited
    Banwidth 10gb usa

    Group sheer apps
    Moz ahreff kwfinder loads 15 app package....

    No matter what happends $150 needs
    To be there for my online business used or not .

    All bills get paid via paypal monthly ...

    All mine are discounted over the year with a 12month continuous discount ..

    Domains cost me £7 unless promotion if lucky..
     
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  4. Mr Go Figure

    Mr Go Figure Regular Member

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    Mine was 3 years ago 28$.
     
  5. OneLoveSick

    OneLoveSick Newbie

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    Mine was 2 weeks ago. Just got my first client. Costs : 380$

    Client value $ : 3250$ + Tax.
     
  6. ziplack

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    many years ago i start im with $60
     
  7. yrazec

    yrazec Newbie

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    Would you guys recommend making my own site or buying one from some of the sellers that make them?

    Any pros and cons to the pre-made Amazon sites?
     
  8. xReminisce

    xReminisce Regular Member

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    AKA if you can do all this
    • KW research
    • a nice engaging responsive design
    • engaging reviews/articles
    • how to drive traffic (i saw one that did offer a free consultation/ebook on how to drive amazon traffic)
    Then make your own, if not, buy a pre-made (but wary, remember to read reviews extensively.
     
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  9. yrazec

    yrazec Newbie

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    @xReminisce
    Thanks for the advice. It's definitely something that I will look into. I might go that route for my first site and keep learning more about KW research and SEO/traffic since I am not well versed in those fields yet.
     
  10. whiteblackseo

    whiteblackseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    In 2015 I think it was total $19 for domain and hosting a year and from there I wrote everything, did everything and took advantage of BHW freebies and review copies.
     
  11. xReminisce

    xReminisce Regular Member

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    I bid you good luck on your journey
    and like i mentioned before
    Read the reviews, from start to end (even if its 400 pages, i been through 500 pages of reviews before purchasing a service)
    Under the amazing marketplace we have, lies quite a few troublesome crappy ones
    Go through the Shitlist section after you find a "good service" to see if the seller has ever been shitlisted before, and if so what for. (a good way to judge if the seller is worth buying from)
    and lastly when you go through reviews, check on the TAT times to see when the person says they "received it"
    that's also a good indication on their actual TATs.
     
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  12. yrazec

    yrazec Newbie

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    @xReminisce I will definitely be reading the reviews as I do not want to just throw money away and thank you for all of the advice. I really appreciate it

    Also thanks to everyone that has posted a reply in here :)
     
  13. GoDesain

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    i build affiliate website start with $10 to buy domain..
    but the big cost is times.. i must learn a lot like get free and secure host from github..
    get ssl and optimize cloudflare.. and others... so i don't need pay monthly..
    but if you have money.. you can outsource all to do that..
    or if you like wordpress, just hire someone from fiverr or this forum to setup your website..
    on digitalocean.. so you only pay $5 - $10 a month for hosting..
     
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    in the year 2015, i start my first site, and my cost was 150 USD
     
  15. thebitcoinhat

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    Started with $50. My affiliate site now brings in $4k rev per month.
     
  16. PowerPath

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    when did you start?
     
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    About a year and a half ago. Most of the growth has been in the past six months though (still growing every week now).
     
  18. yrazec

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    Are you doing Amazon?
     
  19. Victory City

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    I started with 50$ 3 weeks ago
     
  20. uncutu

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    I started with $0. My secret was promote direct affiliate links on link shorteners like bit.ly.
    Now I pay few hundred a year for variety of domains, servers, and specialized tools/services.