Buying premade Wordpress website + amazon affiliate

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i stumbled across someone who is selling a premade website with Wordpress thats has amazon affiliate installed and the store is fully stocked and set up and is supposedly "fully automated" and hands-off all you need to do is get traffic and adsense to make money, is this legit? should i know anything before moving forward with this?
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  • Profile picture of the author GoldWorldOrder
    any thoughts on this? website building is too time consuming and its a nightmare adding stock to your store
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    First off, I'd want to know if the site is making any money. Sure, it takes a little bit of time to build a website but that time is wasted, as is the money you would spend buying someone else's pre-made website, if there is no money being made with the site.

    You just have to ask yourself why someone would take the time to build a website and then sell it if it had any decent chance of making money.

    Assuming it is just a website and never has made a dime, you need to ask yourself what kind of time and money it is going to take to market that site and whether that will pay off. In the end, that is going to be more expensive (in terms of time and money) than building a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    all you need to do is get traffic and adsense to make money, is this legit?
    Building websites is easy. Getting traffic is the hard part that most people never master.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Building websites is easy. Getting traffic is the hard part that most people never master.
      Yeah, and you certainly aren't going to get rich from AdSense until that traffic is in the millions per month. I'd steer far away from this if I were you unless you already have a way of getting a tremendous volume of website traffic. This "here's a website; all you need to do is get people to come to it" scam (for lack of a more appropriate term) has been around for more than a decade.
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    Originally Posted by GoldWorldOrder View Post

    hi

    i stumbled across someone who is selling a premade website with Wordpress thats has amazon affiliate installed and the store is fully stocked and set up and is supposedly "fully automated" and hands-off all you need to do is get traffic and adsense to make money, is this legit? should i know anything before moving forward with this?


    I thought Amazon cracked down on those types of mass auto sites a couple of years ago. Wasn't that in the news?

    I guess keeping the affiliate account isn't a big deal. Not that I think an Amazon affiliate account would be profitable.

    Adsense isn't happening in 2016 (not a typo). Forget it, you've missed the bus.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I thought Amazon cracked down on those types of mass auto sites a couple of years ago. Wasn't that in the news?

      I guess keeping the affiliate account isn't a big deal. Not that I think an Amazon affiliate account would be profitable.

      Adsense isn't happening in 2016 (not a typo). Forget it, you've missed the bus.
      I think it would be pretty hard for Amazon to tell if a site was a cookie cutter mass auto site. So many sites seem the same because they copy and paste the same information every other site (including Amazon) has.Of course, that's assuming you are located somewhere that Amazon allows affiliates from.

      Note: I have a funny feeling Amazon will be adding back all of the states it formerly disallowed, due to the recent Supreme Court ruling on sales tax. It's either that, or they get rid of the affiliate program altogether since affiliates in every state will be subject to sales tax. Then again, they just might decrease commissions.

      IF (big "if") all of the products on this site are available on Amazon (they likely are), you'd stand a far better chance making money through an affiliate program but I wouldn't count on "quit my job" kind of money.

      That said, you still better know how to market the site and drive traffic to it because a pre-made site is extremely unlikely to rank well in the search engines without re-writing all of the content and then getting some decent links And, you're never going to be able to afford paid advertising with this type of affiliate website.
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