Amazon niche site making $300/m - how can I triple that?

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Hello there, this is my first post as I just joined the forum. After years of lurking I've finally decided that I have waaay too much to learn from you guys so I should participate actively. Here I am!

Exactly 12 months ago I started a niche site with product reviews and I'm monetizing it through Amazon's affiliate program.

It's been making about $300 a month, but it does fluctuate a lot. July was my best month ever at $872, but october started very slow - we're 10 days in and I'm still at $66.

My question to you legends here is:
HOW CAN I TRIPLE MY EARNINGS?

My goal for this site is $1000/m, but I don't know what else to do to get to that number.

I'll throw some numbers from the past 4 months so you guys can analyze better:

JUNE
4,300 Users
987 link clicks
198 items shipped
22,09% conversion on Amazon
$225.09 earnings

JULY
11,471 Users
4,246 link clicks
707 items shipped
17,33% conversion on Amazon
$872.38 earnings

AUGUST
5,462 Users
2,011 link clicks
277 items shipped
13,92% conversion on Amazon
$330.96 earnings

SEPTEMBER
4,358 Users
1,960 link clicks
247 items shipped
13,27% conversion on Amazon
$318.84 earnings

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Thanks, you guys rock!

PS: I asked this same question to some experts, I'll post their answers here as updates:

UPDATE #1: Spencer Hawks - NichePursuits.com:

"Come out with your own digital or physical product and you will likely triple your monthly earnings."

UPDATE #2: Lewis Ogden - CloudIncome.com
"1) Check out the KWGR (Keyword Golden Ratio) by my buddy Doug Cunnington - it's a content method that we both use to drive more traffic by targeting low competiton keywords.

2) Look at your top traffic pages (90/20 analysis) and work on the CRO for those. E.g in your tables I see a 'Price' column...instead I'd use "Our Rating" and then have a button or link that says "Check Price"

3) Try out CrazyEgg and get a heatmap on your top pages - it will help massively to see where/what they click on.

4) Find your top 3-5 competitors and use SEMRush to see what they rank for...use Ahrefs to ascertain keyword difficulty (using the KD score).

5) Build more links. If you have the funds, I'd do a 'sponsored link' campaign, reaching out to other health type sites and paying $50 for a link in an existing article...this works very well.

That's what I have off the top of my head and that is more than enough to 10x what you have right now buddy."
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruno Padilha
    UPDATE: I asked that same question to Spencer Hawks from NichePursuits.com - here's what he said:

    "Come out with your own digital or physical product and you will likely triple your monthly earnings."

    That's a nice idea. I'm currently promoting my girlfriend's ebook at the site but it didn't make any sales... guess I'll try to change the pricing, copy, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Indeed, selling your own product/s can make you more money... If you can sell them.

      You could triple your income if you triple the number of visitors, the conversions, or the amount you get paid for a sale.

      You have variations in your traffic and conversions... If you can figure out what caused the increase in July and repeat and create your own products?

      Originally Posted by Bruno Padilha View Post

      UPDATE: I asked that same question to Spencer Hawks from NichePursuits.com - here's what he said:

      "Come out with your own digital or physical product and you will likely triple your monthly earnings."

      That's a nice idea. I'm currently promoting my girlfriend's ebook at the site but it didn't make any sales... guess I'll try to change the pricing, copy, etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bruno Padilha
        Thanks for commenting mate, appreciate it.

        I like the way you identified 3 possible ways of increasing my income. I'll jot down some ideas on what I could do:

        1. MORE VISITORS (rank higher)
        • Improve On-Site SEO
        • Get more backlinks
        • Write new articles targeting good keywords

        2. INCREASE CONVERSIONS (more link clicks)
        • Sprinkle more links across the content
        • Make links more compelling (bold, buttons, etc)
        • What else?

        3. INCREASE COMMISSIONS
        Can't do it with Amazon... so I'd have to negotiate with suppliers directly. I'm already doing that with one brand of vegan protein powders, but their e-commerce doesn't convert anywhere near what Amazon does.


        But I liked points 1 and 2, makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author DABK
          #3, if people are buying a $10 item now; convince them to buy a $30 item.

          Originally Posted by Bruno Padilha View Post

          Thanks for commenting mate, appreciate it.

          I like the way you identified 3 possible ways of increasing my income. I'll jot down some ideas on what I could do:

          1. MORE VISITORS (rank higher)
          • Improve On-Site SEO
          • Get more backlinks
          • Write new articles targeting good keywords

          2. INCREASE CONVERSIONS (more link clicks)
          • Sprinkle more links across the content
          • Make links more compelling (bold, buttons, etc)
          • What else?

          3. INCREASE COMMISSIONS
          Can't do it with Amazon... so I'd have to negotiate with suppliers directly. I'm already doing that with one brand of vegan protein powders, but their e-commerce doesn't convert anywhere near what Amazon does.


          But I liked points 1 and 2, makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
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          • Profile picture of the author Bruno Padilha
            Awesome idea! I could write new reviews on more expensive products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate H Smith
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    Well, it is quite simple, publish more content and test new niches as well.

    As far as I know, people who are super rich in Amazon niches are those who publish content consistently and keep the look of their website/blog professional. It's a sweet, simple science. They don't focus on paid advertising either. I have seen it, I work for them, and indeed I'm the one who learn many things from them that what makes the difference and what makes them successful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruno Padilha
      You're absolutely right... Guess I'm just not willing to work on the site and trying to find magic ways to increase revenue ;(
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  • Profile picture of the author Vangogh94
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    Can u say me, what is monthly search volume and what is products price?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruno Padilha
      Product price about $30, and combined search volume for main keywords is ~30,000
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      • Profile picture of the author Vangogh94
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        Nice. And what is your SERP position?
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        • Profile picture of the author Bruno Padilha
          For the main keyword I'm ranked 4th. Other important keywords I rank between 4-9.
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          • Profile picture of the author Vangogh94
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            thanks for reply, i wish you first postion.
            Can i tell me how do i get 4st place? What kind of backlinks didi i made? How many pages have u on site? i menad do u have many unique content?
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          • Profile picture of the author DABK
            Long ago, before Google put ads at the top of pages, there were some studies that found:
            #1 got 30% of the searchers to visit
            #2 got 12%
            #3 got 8%
            #4 got 7%
            #5 got 6%
            #6 got 5%
            #7 got 4%
            #8 got 3%
            #9 got 1%
            #10 got 2%.

            Roughly.

            If there are no ads at the top, going from 4 to 2 will get you 50% more visitors, going to #1 will get you 400% more.

            Nobody's done studies since Google started putting ads at the top of pages, so, if there are ads at the top, the numbers would be different, but, I'm betting you can get a significant jump in visitors if you climbed 2 spots, even more if you climbed 3.

            Originally Posted by Bruno Padilha View Post

            For the main keyword I'm ranked 4th. Other important keywords I rank between 4-9.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marwan dahbi
    any course to learn pls ?
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