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Unread 15th November 2011, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default What's the best amazon affiliate course?

Hi warriors,

I want to start building an online empire of Amazon affiliate sites and I'm looking for suggestions on the amazon affiliate training around?

Anyone found a good course and making some good profit?

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Unread 15th November 2011, 03:47 AM   #2
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A good course although not directed exclusively at Amazon Products is Unstoppable Affiliate by Andrew Hansen and Josh Stanton. It goes through step by step exactly what to do and covers all aspects from product research to site building and backlinking.

You can find a separate thread for it here in the review section. It speaks for itself.

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Unread 15th November 2011, 05:23 AM   #3
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There is one by Jan Roos that sounds really interesting. I watched a webinar he did on webinarswaps. I haven't bought it but I am thinking about buying it. If you go to webinarwaps.com and then go to watch archived replays you can find his webinar there.
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Unread 15th November 2011, 06:06 AM   #4
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I have to agree - I'm in the UNSTOPPABLE AFFILIATE camp. Very thorough and detailed course.
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No doubt Bring The Fresh and Unstoppable Affiliate both are good. But for Amazon training the best course I highly recommend are:

1. Commission Gold By Erica Stone (wso)
2. Extreme Review By Erica Stone wso)
3. Anatomy Of An Amazon Sale Page By Jeff Carson (free at commissionclassroom.com)
4. Amazon Product Research And Selection By Robert Schierenberg

Note: Gold Commission talk about how to sell physical product other than amazon
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Unread 15th November 2011, 06:38 AM   #6
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I'd recommend Gaz Cooper's [not a relative!] AMZ academy, it not only has a huge amount of tutorial videos, you also get a free premium theme, as well as a really good forum, I made my first Amazon commisions using Gaz's method.

Sojourn's [Erica Stone] Extreme Review is also a good option.
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I also recommend the AMZ Academy. what i like about this course is that you not only have support from forum but also through the helpdesk. and it is prompt one.

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One I heard what that a lot of people was having success with was with Dan Brock's dead beat super affiliate

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Can't comment on the others mentioned above, but can speak to Jan Roos.

His course covers all you need to know.

I've a 5 minute video review on his thread so I'll not multiply anymore words here.
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I would have to say Bring the Fresh and Rapid Profits Formula both courses are really good.
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Wow. 10 replies and not one from anyone who has said "Yes, I have made consistent profits after reading such and such course".

You don't need a course to be profitable with Amazon. It really is straightforward. I make $x,xxx per month consistently with a handful of Amazon sites in multiple niches and I've never purchased a course.

Here's how you profit:

1. Purchase a brandable domain name (forget EMDs)
2. Setup a WordPress site with a clean theme
3. Find products that are low competition & write quality reviews (2 or 3 per day)
4. Backlink your posts with relevant (quality) articles & submit to EZA, Web 2.0, etc
5. Get traffic
6. Don't use Amazon widgets - use in-content text links
7. Rinse and repeat

However, if you insist on buying a course, I would suggest Jan Roos' course (if it is still available).
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Wow. 10 replies and not one from anyone who has said "Yes, I have made consistent profits after reading such and such course".

You don't need a course to be profitable with Amazon. It really is straightforward. I make ,xxx per month consistently with a handful of Amazon sites in multiple niches and I've never purchased a course.

Here's how you profit:

1. Purchase a brandable domain name (forget EMDs)
2. Setup a WordPress site with a clean theme
3. Find products that are low competition & write quality reviews (2 or 3 per day)
4. Backlink your posts with relevant (quality) articles & submit to EZA, Web 2.0, etc
5. Get traffic
6. Don't use Amazon widgets - use in-content text links
7. Rinse and repeat

However, if you insist on buying a course, I would suggest Jan Roos' course (if it is still available).
I thought it was risky to purchase trademarked domain names? I've always read that people get cease and desist letters or threats from these companies to sue if you don't take down your site.
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Unread 17th November 2011, 06:23 PM   #13
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I didn't say purchase a trademarked domain. I said purchase a brandable domain. Put yourself in a searcher's shoes. Is he more likely to trust home-made-ice-cream-maker-reviews.org or something like TD Tech Reviews?

That said, let's get back to the topic of the thread. I don't want to completely crap on OP's thread. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
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I didn't say purchase a trademarked domain. I said purchase a brandable domain. Put yourself in a searcher's shoes. Is he more likely to trust home-made-ice-cream-maker-reviews.org or something like TD Tech Reviews?

That said, let's get back to the topic of the thread. I don't want to completely crap on OP's thread. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
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Having an EMD to rank is not 100% necessary so to each their own, but all things equal, my EMDs are going to outrank your "TdTechReviews.com" or any other non-EMDs for the valuable, money-making keywords EASILY. I think it's bad advice to tell anyone not to use EMDs when they are available; they are quite simply proven to work.

Also, if you make the thousands a month you say you do, why have you never invested in any kind of Amazon course?? :confused: If something is making money, most people would do the smart thing and find out what others are doing so they can improve their own businesses and sites... again, to each their own.

As per the OP's question: Jan Roos' course is great, definitely worth the $$. It is still available (just not as a WSO). It is very thorough, approachable, and is the basis for tens of thousands of Amazon sites that have popped up in the last year or so.

I have also been through Dan Brock's Deadbeat Millionaire course, and while it had some great info, it is mostly outdated now, and customer service with that product is non-existent. I'd pass on that one.

No matter what, you should understand that Amazon is no longer the "goldmine" people will have you believe. You will face competition from Review-style sites for just about any product type over $100 on Amazon, and many below that price point as well. The field is VERY crowded, and it is NOT as easy to set up winning sites anymore.

That said, you can still find a winning combination of products/niches and if you are willing to invest time and $$$, you can get a nice return. Good luck OP!
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Having an EMD to rank is not 100% necessary so to each their own, but all things equal, my EMDs are going to outrank your "TdTechReviews.com" or any other non-EMDs for the valuable, money-making keywords EASILY. I think it's bad advice to tell anyone not to use EMDs when they are available; they are quite simply proven to work.

Also, if you make the thousands a month you say you do, why have you never invested in any kind of Amazon course?? :confused:
I just went back and counted. My best performing site at the moment has 44 products on it. Thirty-eight of the product pages are ranked on the first page of Google for their targeted terms. You know what? It takes me under 5 minutes to produce a product page. How long does it take you to build an entire site? I can have 20-30 products up and indexed and even getting traffic in the time it takes you to just get your one EMD sit up and running.

So I stand by my advice. Forget EMDs. The effort required to maintain 100 EMD domains vs the effort required to maintain one site is far greater.

As for purchasing a course, why in the world would I do that? I'm already making bank. And furthermore, promoting Amazon isn't rocket science. To be honest, I've considered releasing my own WSO based on my newest site but it just doesn't make sense for me to do so. It would have to be one of those $297 WSOs and I have no idea how to market those types of WSOs.

Oh, and virtually every product I promote is over $300.
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I just went back and counted. My best performing site at the moment has 44 products on it. Thirty-eight of the product pages are ranked on the first page of Google for their targeted terms. You know what? It takes me under 5 minutes to produce a product page. How long does it take you to build an entire site? I can have 20-30 products up and indexed and even getting traffic in the time it takes you to just get your one EMD sit up and running.

So I stand by my advice. Forget EMDs. The effort required to maintain 100 EMD domains vs the effort required to maintain one site is far greater.

As for purchasing a course, why in the world would I do that? I'm already making bank. And furthermore, promoting Amazon isn't rocket science. To be honest, I've considered releasing my own WSO based on my newest site but it just doesn't make sense for me to do so. It would have to be one of those $297 WSOs and I have no idea how to market those types of WSOs.

Oh, and virtually every product I promote is over $300.
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Again, to each his own. I make a generous living off of Adsense (using EMDs) and Amazon is just one bonus method to my income which I'm starting to really scale up now.

I did take a look at your site though, and I see what you're going for; it looks good.

That said, your argument holds no weight, considering you and I are both in one of the same niches (one of the categories in your large site against a simple 5-post EMD I have featuring Amazon products which cost about $50 total to outsource completely) and I outrank you for ALL 3 of the products we are both featuring, and even more importantly, the main "buying" terms associated with those keywords. In fact, you are nowhere valuable in the SERPs for any of the terms you are targeting...

Granted, that credit is due mostly to my off-page SEO team, but results are results nonetheless.

Take that however you want, but I'm taking it as a nice sign when my EMD easily outranks(by a lot too!) your site's pages that you say make you "bank"...

Thats OK, you can continue to have your defensive attitude and give out fundamentally flawed advice, I'll stick to what I (and what the majority of high earners) know: EMDs work.
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I did take a look at your site though, and I see what you're going for; it looks good.

Except the site you looked at isn't the site I'm referring to. That big site very recently (and still does) had lots of auto-generated content. It was built primarily for AdWords but I'm doing some experimentation with microdata and rich snippets with it.
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EMDs work.
I never said they didn't. What I am saying is that they are not cost effective. Do you honestly believe that it is more cost effective to build a separate site for every product vs a single authority site?? :confused: Not to mention maintenance and costs involved with renewals on every site.

Dude...It's not even remotely a contest.
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One of my smaller sites (32 total products):

http://tdtechreviews.com/wp-content/...-last6days.png

These 32 posts took all of 2-3 hours and will cost me just one renewal fee. In addition, although products get stale (and people stop looking for them), this site and the others will continue to get traffic since it's not built around a single product.
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Erica Stone + Gaz Cooper...

wolfmmiii's first post is correct, but that assumes that you have a certain level of knowledge in all those items as well (I really like your site BTW )
It's hard to say which program works if you have some sort of knowledge in bits and pieces when it comes to making money online using niche sites, but if you're starting out and need a solid foundation and blueprint (and a commitment to actually make the internet a better place by giving good content and not opportunistic 1-page spammy sites), then I strongly recommend the two authors above.
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Also Michael Franklin has a course where he coaches you one on one by email. This is good is you are new and would a step by step process. My sites using his method work very well.
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Well, wolfmmiii, the fact that you've never bought a "system" to guide you along is a testimonial to your character. Most people, including myself, just don't understand how to figure certain things out. I'm a little jealous of the fact that you can manage it. I haven'. The first time I thought about promoting Amazon products, I got confused and thought I would somehow be responsible for purchasing the product and physically shipping it to the client. That was over two years ago, when I was pretty clueless about physical product promotion. I now know that's stupid, but that is the exact mental block that prevents most people from pursuing their dream of making it big online.
I feel more comfortable following the instruction booklet in most cases. That's the case for most people and that is also why selling information is such a lucrative business.
That being said, anyone got a review for Kelly Felix's 2012 Bring the Fresh program?
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niche profit course from Chris Guthrie, it works
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Matt Carter's Rapid Profits and Andrew Hanson's Unstoppable Affiliates both have good elements re: Amazon sites. I think Matt Carter also has a WP template for Amazon -I have used it on one site - it is very vanilla. I'm sure there are better Amazon WP templates that are much better
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Try Amazon Associates Training — Amazon Affiliate Tips, Training & Techniques It's a free website.
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