niche blogging and amazon affiliates

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Hello,

Ive been part of this forum now for awhile. I was on my way getting my life together and making money when all of a sudden google disable my adsense account. Clicked bombed but just they dont want to let me back in. Made me so mad but WATEVER!

Anyways, ive been hitting my head against the wall lately because I enjoy blogging and making money (haha like everyone). Just no income coming in right now. Im in a hole. Been wanting to get into affiliate marketing lately and just havent jumped on board. I dont know its like I need motivation or something.

So, I was reading about niche blogging/websites and was thinking of making small niche blogs for a certain niche products on amazon affiliates program and seeing if I can get success going back in my life. I just want to start getting some cash coming in.

Is amazon affiliate program good?

Please give me some advice on affiliate marketing and some motivation.

Thanks
Anna
#affiliates #amazon #blogging #niche
  • Profile picture of the author larry65
    I was looking into Amazon also but haven't decided on it yet. I am in affiliate marketing as well with very little income at this point. I am going to work on doing some freelance writing on top of doing some blogging on my site, article writing and working in forums. I am thinking of adding the Amazon affiliate program though, as it seems to look good from what I could tell. The one thing I couldn't tell was if you can just have the link for it or if it had to be constantly promoting random products. Anyway, good luck with it and keep us informed here so we can find out if it works well for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Russ
    Why not just create a short report and offer it for $5 on your blog? If you have enough traffic to get 2 cent adsense clicks you surely have enough to sell a single copy of a $5 report. That one sale is worth 250 clicks! Imagine if you sell 250 reports at $5 each!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You should try making money on Ebay if you're in a bind. And if you don't mind the packing and shipping part of Ebay, maybe you can turn it into a full time income for you. This is definitely fast money here into your Paypal account. But if you don't want to do Ebay, sell a $7 ebook and make money on autopilot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech19
    Amazon sites are the first thing I started doing about 4 years ago when I got involved in IM. Made my first sale there as well, a treadmill. I really like their program, but it is not one of my main business models anymore. I still have some sales coming in from those sites I haven't touched in probably over 3 years though. Everything was targeting specific product names.

    My answer is, if you think that's something that you can do well at then go for it. If you can pick the right keywords, get your content ranked, then there is no reason you wouldn't make money. I just didn't enjoy it as much as what I'm doing now so I moved on.
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    • Profile picture of the author memememe
      Iv been doing affiliate marketing for 4+ yrs now and work from home doing it I ignore adsense why put an ad up to get 20cent clicks.

      Put a banner on to another product ie use clickbank and get a $30+ sale it works for me i stopped using adsense i just find it pointless unless its your only focus.

      I builkd niche blogs:

      1 find a niche
      2 find keywords
      3 create a blog around it add at least 10 blog posts with your 10 keywords "hungry buyer keywords"
      4 then its traffic and there is so many free methods for traffic its awsome
      or either here on the forum or fiverr dot com:p
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      • Profile picture of the author nohypo
        Originally Posted by memememe View Post

        Iv been doing affiliate marketing for 4+ yrs now and work from home doing it I ignore adsense why put an ad up to get 20cent clicks.

        Put a banner on to another product ie use clickbank and get a $30+ sale it works for me i stopped using adsense i just find it pointless unless its your only focus.

        I builkd niche blogs:

        1 find a niche
        2 find keywords
        3 create a blog around it add at least 10 blog posts with your 10 keywords "hungry buyer keywords"
        4 then its traffic and there is so many free methods for traffic its awsome
        or either here on the forum or fiverr dot com:p
        drive traffic? can you tell us the most effective method?
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        • Profile picture of the author HansM
          Originally Posted by nohypo View Post

          drive traffic? can you tell us the most effective method?
          The same way you drive traffic to the same sites when you have Adsense on the pages? How did you drive traffic before?
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        • Profile picture of the author memememe
          Originally Posted by nohypo View Post

          drive traffic? can you tell us the most effective method?
          My Top 5 Free Traffic Generation Methods

          1.Search Engine Optimization =
          The main purpose of SEO is to optimize your website for the keywords that people are using to search for on search engines like Yahoo, Google, Bing and MSN.


          2.Article Marketing =
          For years, article marketing is proven to be a highly effective online marketing strategy. It is a powerful online marketing tool that has the ability to drive massive traffic to your website for free.


          If you really want to maximize the potential of your website to get as much traffic as it can, consider implementing article marketing in your online traffic generation strategies.


          You can get 10 articles written very cheap one source i use costs me $60 for 10 articles there is cheaper and more expensive ones your call


          3.Video Marketing =
          Video marketing is also one of the best methods to drive free traffic to your website.
          Similar to the two strategies stated above, this traffic generation strategy as well involves finding a good keyword related to your niche, creating a creative and informative video about it, uploading it in many video directories such as Youtube
          Create a youtube channel and post relevent videos on your channel and to all video sharing sites.

          4.Forum Marketing =
          Forum marketing is a powerful online marketing strategy that can serve as a big help to drive traffic to your website.


          Forums are a popular way to generate traffic nowadays.
          There are hundreds or more forums available out there in different niches, so it will not be difficult for you to find a number of forums in relation to your field of interest or niche

          5.Social Media Marketing =
          With the popularity of social media sites, social media marketing makes it one of the most effective traffic generation strategies.


          Social media sites are divided into two classifications and these are social bookmarking sites and social networking sites.


          If you want to optimize traffic generation as much as possible, the best thing you should do is to use these two social media categories.



          Social networking sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube as well as others are a great way to generate traffic for free.



          On the other hand, social bookmarking sites like Digg, Reddit, Delicious, StumbleUpon and many others are also an effective way to gain additional traffic to your website.


          Hope this helps its what i do for every campaign i do and more .
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    • Profile picture of the author nohypo
      Originally Posted by Tech19 View Post

      Amazon sites are the first thing I started doing about 4 years ago when I got involved in IM. Made my first sale there as well, a treadmill. I really like their program, but it is not one of my main business models anymore. I still have some sales coming in from those sites I haven't touched in probably over 3 years though. Everything was targeting specific product names.

      My answer is, if you think that's something that you can do well at then go for it. If you can pick the right keywords, get your content ranked, then there is no reason you wouldn't make money. I just didn't enjoy it as much as what I'm doing now so I moved on.
      could you give some suggestions on how to drive traffic to a niche amazon site?
      now I have many site, but none money back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonylee93
    Honestly I think that you will do best with fast money if you create an ebook, I think if you have the traffic at your blog make an ebook thats related to your blog and that is very tragetted. Then from there you will get some sales right away but you must make the ebook sound really good. Im currently writing one and it takes some time to get with it but once you do many people have a good amount of success with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmcgoff
    aivzdog -

    I would not get into Amazon if you need quick money. It takes a while to see any ROI and is a long-term play, probably more so than most IM strategies. If you are really in a bind, start writing for people. You can offer your services here and/or on Fivevrr, Elance, and oDesk. For example, you can offer to write Build My Rank posts for $1/each (they're only 150 words long).

    Creating niche sites is a long-term business model, and Amazon takes way longer than AdSense.

    Sorry about the unfortunate situation...good luck!


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