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pogospring 12th May 2013 08:14 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wakeforce139 (Post 8062289)
Adrian, are you running a new challenge? I set up my first Amazon site last month and am now getting about 15 organic unique visitors/day there without any promotion (I haven't submitted any links or articles, Squidoo etc...simply pulling in long-tail keywords). I got my first sale a few days ago which was pretty sweet. Anyway I have another domain that I bought targeting a great niche ($200+ average order value) and I want to get it going but could use the motivation that competition brings.

Also was wondering if you would be interested in checking out my current site and giving me any pointers on how to improve it and more importantly how and where to promote it to really start ranking top 10.

Congratulations on the sale by the way.

MNC74 13th May 2013 07:27 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I am what you call a newbie! thought about amazon for some time, this gives me some insight Than x for the info

IMsam 14th May 2013 11:56 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Great post, please update. What is next?

Liarspoker 16th May 2013 02:58 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I am interested in trying this approach and wrote my first lens today on Squidoo.

I copied the amazon html code and pasted it into the article.

Now Squidoo is asking my to name the links.

How do I do that ?

Once I have figured that out I will start my 30 day project. :O)

BTW Since I am here: How do I thank people for their posts on WF?

TIA

cooler1 16th May 2013 08:08 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Liarspoker (Post 8080401)
I am interested in trying this approach and wrote my first lens today on Squidoo.

I copied the amazon html code and pasted it into the article.

Now Squidoo is asking my to name the links.

How do I do that ?

Once I have figured that out I will start my 30 day project. :O)

BTW Since I am here: How do I thank people for their posts on WF?

TIA

Which html code did you copy exactly? Are you trying to make a text link? If so, then just copy part of the code which is within quotation marks then in Squidoo put;

<a href="http://www.url.com">Text here</a>

I think you need at least 5 posts to thank people for their post then a Thanks button will appear in the bottom right corner.

Liarspoker 16th May 2013 09:46 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cooler1 (Post 8081137)
Which html code did you copy exactly? Are you trying to make a text link? If so, then just copy part of the code which is within quotation marks then in Squidoo put;

<a href="http://www.url.com">Text here</a>

I think you need at least 5 posts to thank people for their post then a Thanks button will appear in the bottom right corner.

Thanks Cooler1. First lens published.

I will try to aim for about 3 or 4 articles a week and I will update regularly.

Fingers crossed. :)

marco005 17th May 2013 03:31 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Hi.

great share here from pogospring.

@pogospring; my question to your Earning Report 2012 to Dec 31 about $249,69

A: You make this income on your own hosted amazon site or from a squidoo lens (how many lenses needed?)

B:When you make this income from your own azon mini niche site, how mnany pages (product reviews) you have to make this income? 10, 15, 20, more????

best wishes
marco005

Liarspoker 17th May 2013 10:09 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
As suggested by Adrian (pogospring) I have started my own blog to cover my 30 day challenge. The Amazon Affiliate Blog :)

pogospring 18th May 2013 06:02 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Liarspoker (Post 8084803)
As suggested by Adrian (pogospring) I have started my own blog to cover my 30 day challenge. The Amazon Affiliate Blog :)


Great news! I am now following your blog and look forward to your success.

marco005 19th May 2013 05:04 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Hi

Pogosping thank very much for your friendly detailed answer.

I think a little bit about your traffic from guest posts, also that means, which is sure different from branch to branch, to make 450$ in month that for that income I need minimum of 25 articles?

Some marketers here tell, that they makle this income or far more with only 1 squidoo lens.
Or I think that the conversion rate between a guest post site and squideoo lens will be different, so a squidoo lens convert better than guest post traffic? Hm, I don't know, normaly must guest post traffic on target sites to your niche convert better than squidoo.

25 articlesx4 $= is an 100$ investment to start with such a business.
Sorry for my not so good english to understand you right; your amazon affiliate income you show an your Amazon Blog site, this is the income from the articles you write on these PR6 platform with a link to the amazon product?

And you own hosted azon niche websites make no money in moment?
I don't understand that, why should your method not work on your own azon niche sites, but works with written articles on guest post sites?

Hm, I have no answer for this different thing.
But your income is nice scale it up!

best wishes
marco005

pogospring 19th May 2013 05:48 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by marco005 (Post 8089342)
Hi

Pogosping thank very much for your friendly detailed answer.

I think a little bit about your traffic from guest posts, also that means, which is sure different from branch to branch, to make 450$ in month that for that income I need minimum of 25 articles?

Some marketers here tell, that they makle this income or far more with only 1 squidoo lens.
Or I think that the conversion rate between a guest post site and squideoo lens will be different, so a squidoo lens convert better than guest post traffic? Hm, I don't know, normaly must guest post traffic on target sites to your niche convert better than squidoo.

25 articlesx4 $= is an 100$ investment to start with such a business.
Sorry for my not so good english to understand you right; your amazon affiliate income you show an your Amazon Blog site, this is the income from the articles you write on these PR6 platform with a link to the amazon product?

And you own hosted azon niche websites make no money in moment?
I don't understand that, why should your method not work on your own azon niche sites, but works with written articles on guest post sites?

Hm, I have no answer for this different thing.
But your income is nice scale it up!

best wishes
marco005

Hi Marco,

No need to apologize for your English buddy, we're a global community.

I'm happy to give you some more insight into your questions but before I do I'd like to make an announcement.


My new Amazon review site just made its first sale after only 16 days!


I'm very happy with this result. I've outlined all the stats to get here on my blog and will keep updating as I gather more sales and statistics.


To answer some of your questions. Traffic, conversions and income all depend on what you are targeting and how you are adding value to the reader. It all really comes down to some basics:
  • The higher the quality of your content the more likely that people will click your affiliate links.
  • The more keyword research you conduct the more likely it will be to rank for that keyword.
  • The higher the cost of the items you are trying to sell the more commission you will earn.
  • Conversions ultimately rely on a wide variety of factors that no-one really has the answers to.

Many of the articles that earned that $450 were written by a VA at $4 a pop. So for me its been a pretty good investment (however what's not included in that equation are all the other methods I've tried that have not worked).

However what I would like to add is that a $4 article is still pretty poor in quality and will need to be proofed by you prior to submission.

My Amazon sites are new which is why they are not earning yet.

I think Squidoo is fine as a platform. I tried to create a process that could scale at the end of last year and have about 16 lenses active at the moment. The Squidoo quality algorithm is getting tougher so you really have to make sure your content is 100% unique. I didn't find the platform performed for me personally so only use it now to create web 2.0 links pointing for other sites. All up I make about $20 a month from Squidoo.

If you want to read a great story about a Squidoo marketer who is killing it take a look at Skeffling Make Money Online blog. She earns a truckload so it's still possible to use Squidoo effectively. I think her earnings average out to $20 a month per lens.


The main concern I would have for anyone who starts scaling using a platform they don't own is that you are not ultimately in control of your content and income. So keep this in mind and try to diversify your income.

Hope that helps.

Walt SEO 20th May 2013 01:49 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Wow inspiring.

Tung Tran 21st May 2013 12:19 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I also have a case study here for anyone wants to learn

How I Built A Niche Site That Ranked #1 and Made $93.32 in 38 Days

sickbaomei 21st May 2013 08:29 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
great tips you've got there.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tung Tran (Post 8094885)
I also have a case study here for anyone wants to learn

How I Built A Niche Site That Ranked #1 and Made $93.32 in 38 Days


Kroncept 21st May 2013 10:10 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I'm in.

Made $00.37 with Amazon Turk.. I WIN!!

japrt 21st May 2013 10:40 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Count me in

pogospring 21st May 2013 03:52 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kroncept (Post 8096275)
I'm in.

Made $00.37 with Amazon Turk.. I WIN!!

37 cents is a start. Keep the momentum going and join in by starting your own blog to document your journey, announcing it here and keeping us posted.

Take action now buddy.

wakeforce139 21st May 2013 05:16 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I'm at $8 with a site I just put live 2 weeks ago. I haven't been updating it frequently enough but traffic is at 15/day now. Few terms are ranking Page 1 already.

pogospring 21st May 2013 06:12 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wakeforce139 (Post 8097482)
I'm at $8 with a site I just put live 2 weeks ago. I haven't been updating it frequently enough but traffic is at 15/day now. Few terms are ranking Page 1 already.

Fantastic effort for such a young site. Have you been following a specific process for you site? Any tips you could provide the thread?

arcamir 22nd May 2013 09:33 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Wow, how amazing it is that many here are having wonderful progress. I am already in Day 7 but I had some allergies few days ago and I got stuck. After posting 4 reviews, I found that when searching 2 of my products listed, I can view my post in page 1 of google.

I might be joining this challenge (by creating my blog and announcing it here).

Reading through the wonderful experiences here really motivates me.

--Eden--

pogospring 22nd May 2013 04:46 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by arcamir (Post 8099408)
Wow, how amazing it is that many here are having wonderful progress. I am already in Day 7 but I had some allergies few days ago and I got stuck. After posting 4 reviews, I found that when searching 2 of my products listed, I can view my post in page 1 of google.

I might be joining this challenge (by creating my blog and announcing it here).

Reading through the wonderful experiences here really motivates me.

--Eden--

Good job on taking action and getting started. Keep us updated and if you do create your blog let us all know the address.

marco005 23rd May 2013 02:26 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Hi,

amazong, good luck with it!

@Pogospring; does your guest post method works well with affiliate products from cb, jvc, cj .....???

Also you build a micro site with 3-5 pages (product reviews) and then you set the hoplink in every guest post you made to your pre sell review site?

best wishes
marco005

marco005 26th May 2013 04:45 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Hi,

Does good written product review on squidoo often will better convert than on your own site?

best wishes
marco005

pogospring 26th May 2013 04:14 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by marco005 (Post 8112035)
Hi,

Does good written product review on squidoo often will better convert than on your own site?

best wishes
marco005

Hi Marco,

If you have the funds I'd build up your own site and work on improving this. Building your own site allows you to:
  • Sell the website via a site like Flippa.com
  • Own the platform. Squidoo have recently changed their 'quality criteria', they do this from time to time and it can mean a profitable lens can get dropped at a moments notice.
That being said if you have never built or written an article for the purpose of ranking and monetizing then building a free Squidoo Lens is a great place to start and to learn the basics. Once you've mastered the basics then build up your own site.

globalwritersdirect 27th May 2013 03:41 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I'm already on my keyword research now. I'm in to this challenge. Hope to get some results form this one.

Privatelabelsupps 27th May 2013 04:39 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Amazon is a really good place to be, I would give it more than 30 days to make GOOD money but I do have customers that I see start on Amazon and after a few months they are moving a good amount of products and making some money. I also have customers that I have seen sell as many as 1600+ units of products a day and make over 250k Dollars a month.

marco005 29th May 2013 03:17 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Hi,

@Privatelabelsupps;

"Amazon is a really good place to be, I would give it more than 30 days to make GOOD money but I do have customers that I see start on Amazon and after a few months they are moving a good amount of products and making some money. I also have customers that I have seen sell as many as 1600+ units of products a day and make over 250k Dollars a month".

Question: What type of sites such big money makers have?
Do you cqan show me examples of their sites?

I think to make this amount of money from 1 amazon affilite site, this site must be big big big, more than 500 webpages from 1 site. (my theory)

best wishes
marco005

pogospring 29th May 2013 06:28 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
1600 products a day is massive. I second marco005, more information please. Type of site, niche, volume of content etc. Nothing that would compromise your client of course.

A good day for me at the moment is when I move 11 products in one day.

joekyut 31st May 2013 10:05 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
The originator of the thread disappeared or what happened to him? just curious!

pogospring 5th June 2013 01:00 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
How did everyone go in May? My Amazon earnings were up (only slightly though) and my niche sites have yet to bring in anything resembling bacon yet. Keep track of it though.

marco005 7th June 2013 02:25 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Hi,

yesterday night I have make an math example please correct me if I be wrong;

To make an full live income as amazon affiliate lets say 6-$8000 every month you need;

A website who is big with 500 pages/posts =product reviews
each page is longtail and get 50 visitors in a month (easy to compet long tail keyword)

=25.000 visitors in a month.
You have a good website structure so you get a ctr of 30%= 7500 people go to amazon.

With an conversion rate of 2% you will make = 7500x2%/100 =150 sales
products in a price range of $200 = 150x200 = $30.000

you get 8,5% azon commission= $2250 you make with this website every month (eventually saeson products lesser/more comission)

For my full time income math you need 3-4 such big affiliate sites.
When a good written product review with 400-500 words costs about $4 x500= $2000 you must invest this first to build up such a site + costs for seo.

When I have understand that right, azon affiliate experts like Erica Stone makes this income with smaller websites who has 30-40 pages (correct me if i be wrong) but I think they will have higher search volumes traffic but are not easy to rank, so you must pay for seo to get the same results as a 500 page website when this is possible, when.



best wishes
marco005

rhoula 7th June 2013 02:39 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I m going to share with you a little secret on how I made some money with amazon thanks to spammers on my forums.

My forums receive over 2 millions hits each and every month and with all the hits come spammers of course. Most of them post links to other spamming websites or websites where you can download movies books and so and so.

SO I went ahead and started targeting their posts and changing their links to my Amazon Affiliate link.

As you may know most of these Spammers use the best keywords and Phrases possible to lure victims to their site, and that's what helped me cash in from Amazon.

In other words, I let the Spammer do the hard work for me, all I had to do is change the links in their posts to my Amazon Affiliate link.

Hope this helps, Good luck with everything :)

Liarspoker 8th June 2013 02:31 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
My 30 Day Challenge Update:

The Amazon Affiliate Blog: 30 Day Challenge Update

Am I finally making money?

:eek:

globalwritersdirect 8th June 2013 08:20 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I just created my first amazon affiliate site and I posted my first review yesterday. I will post more reviews and articles. I have 9 more reviews ready to get published and 4 articles with my secondary in each.

marco005 9th June 2013 05:09 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Hi,

does amazon ban me when I build 20,30,50 or more different niche websites, each has 20-50 pages (product reviews) and make money from them with my 1 azon account?

best wishes
marco005

KyleSchwenk 9th June 2013 07:33 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
This is an interesting thread and I'll be looking forward to seeing how to do throughout your "campaign".

Good luck!

wyatt2011 9th June 2013 02:15 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Can anyone tell me if CPA banners can be added to monitize Amazon sites like adsense ?

pogospring 9th June 2013 06:47 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by marco005 (Post 8151940)
Hi,

yesterday night I have make an math example please correct me if I be wrong;

To make an full live income as amazon affiliate lets say 6-$8000 every month you need;

A website who is big with 500 pages/posts =product reviews
each page is longtail and get 50 visitors in a month (easy to compet long tail keyword)

=25.000 visitors in a month.
You have a good website structure so you get a ctr of 30%= 7500 people go to amazon.

With an conversion rate of 2% you will make = 7500x2%/100 =150 sales
products in a price range of $200 = 150x200 = $30.000

you get 8,5% azon commission= $2250 you make with this website every month (eventually saeson products lesser/more comission)

For my full time income math you need 3-4 such big affiliate sites.
When a good written product review with 400-500 words costs about $4 x500= $2000 you must invest this first to build up such a site + costs for seo.

When I have understand that right, azon affiliate experts like Erica Stone makes this income with smaller websites who has 30-40 pages (correct me if i be wrong) but I think they will have higher search volumes traffic but are not easy to rank, so you must pay for seo to get the same results as a 500 page website when this is possible, when.



best wishes
marco005

Hi Marco,

Looks like you have put a lot of thought into this post so thanks for that. Like most things in life there is no one-size-fits-all formula for things so it is very difficult to actually give you a finite answer here.

I understand what you are trying to achieve by calculating these figures however my approach would be a little different. How I do things is to first figure out how to create a process that is scalable, figure out how much it will cost to produce one website using this process, build out a couple of websites and then wait to see if they return my investment.

If they do then scale it up.

You will find that some niches perform better than others and some perform better at different times of the year. So keep a long term outlook when you are testing your process.

In my opinion it's best to track your statistics once you have built your sites. Once you have a baseline of performance data you can start split testing your sites to try and improve CTR etc.

pogospring 9th June 2013 06:51 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by marco005 (Post 8158425)
Hi,

does amazon ban me when I build 20,30,50 or more different niche websites, each has 20-50 pages (product reviews) and make money from them with my 1 azon account?

best wishes
marco005

So long as they don't contravene the Amazon terms of service you should be fine. However be sure you understand these first before building out 50 sites. Amazon want to avoid affiliates misrepresenting products for the sake of clicks and using spammy content.

pogospring 9th June 2013 06:52 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wyatt2011 (Post 8159551)
Can anyone tell me if CPA banners can be added to monitize Amazon sites like adsense ?

You bet they can!

asoc 21st June 2013 06:20 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I am interested in doing Associate with Amazon, but I live in North Carolina, and Amazon doesn't do Affiliate in NC - is there another way to go around the NC block?

pogospring 23rd June 2013 05:09 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by asoc (Post 8197098)
I am interested in doing Associate with Amazon, but I live in North Carolina, and Amazon doesn't do Affiliate in NC - is there another way to go around the NC block?

This is a problem not just for anyone living in North Carolina but also people living in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois and Rhode Island. These banned states are a known limitation to the Amazon Associates program as per section 2(g) of the Associates Program Operating Agreement.

However there is a workaround. Effectively you hook onto a service called VigLink and use their top tier account to earn from one of these states. They take a 35% commission on your earnings which leaves you with an actual 6.4% commission rate.

In my opinion this is the best way around the Amazon banned states restrictions.

daintyg21 29th June 2013 08:17 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I am interested

marco005 2nd July 2013 02:34 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Hi,

does this strategy works better with niche sites (with 3 reviews + 10 articles about?) and jc or cb affiliate products? Does this make more sales every month,because with products from these networks you get higher commission than amazon payout.

So when you get 6 sales every month x$50 commission, so you make $300 in month.

@pogospring; does your azon niche sites make sales now? Just after you have started you must be have a good ranking and making sales now?


best wishes
marco005

Finalsolutuion 2nd July 2013 10:09 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Great Post.. I'm much very much interested.

pogospring 2nd July 2013 05:06 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by marco005 (Post 8234028)
Hi,

does this strategy works better with niche sites (with 3 reviews + 10 articles about?) and jc or cb affiliate products? Does this make more sales every month,because with products from these networks you get higher commission than amazon payout.

So when you get 6 sales every month x$50 commission, so you make $300 in month.

@pogospring; does your azon niche sites make sales now? Just after you have started you must be have a good ranking and making sales now?


best wishes
marco005

Good questions Marco. Yes this will also work with other affiliate systems however the purpose of the challenge was to apply a strategy for Amazon sales. It's always good to diversify your online income via multiple channels.

The thing with pushing a CB and CJ product is that I really can't find myself writing all this content about a subject that is only intended to sell an info product, unless I really believed in that info product. I much prefer to create content on subjects that I have a genuine passion for and Amazon provides me with this option (eg I like competitive running so write reviews on items around this subject).

The site I created and documented on my blog has made sales and is bringing in traffic however it is by no means a large earner. I have no expectations for any of the content I modify or create for at least the first 2 -3 months. I'll be posting monthly progress reports for this Amazon site on Cashioca.

I'm starting to use an outsourced content model on several niche sites that I'll be monetising with Adsense. I'll document most of this process also.

4SixFigures 2nd July 2013 07:18 PM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I would love to learn!!

marco005 3rd July 2013 03:54 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
Hi,

love to learn from your postings too.
I like it to start with mini niche sites who promotes CJ or CB products,then they have an higher commission payout per item as amazon. Build niche sites with 5-10 information articles and 3 product review articles, all info articles link to the 3 product reviews, without build a list in the moment. With good content and without build a list it should be not impossible to make 5-7 sales every month from 600-800 visitors (?), When you will make more sales then you must build a list. But 5 sales x $40 comission (example) is $200 in month with 1 website, this is not bad. Building 20-30 of such sites.



Yes it is important that you have an writer who can write in an personally written informative style, not hard sell, only soft pre sell with an strong call to action 2 times (changing text a little bit) in your article and a strong call to action link at the end.

Hope this helps.

best wishes
marco005

Farragucci 3rd July 2013 07:05 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
hey guys, iv read over every post on here, very interested about this topic and iv had my pen and paper out making a lot of notes! for all the info alone, id like to thank everyone here for!

just out of curiosity, would you need your own website to do this affiliate marketting with amazon?

iv not got much experience in the whole Internet Marketting field.. and id love to learn from you guys!
thanks

kyle

Bit Designs 3rd July 2013 08:59 AM

Re: Make Money With Amazon in 30 Days!
 
I do love internet marketing walk through's. Will definitely come back and check this out, always good to learn a little more.


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