I think I have done it, motivation for newbies

by tomako
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Hello friends,

I started my online adventure in august 2011, it is like yesterday. Make my first dollar and share it here with you on 10-04-2011 (here is the link to that happy moment)

After trying several things, I think I now have learn how to make money online, with Amazon. Last month I've passed the $2500 border, and want to share with new starters for motivation. I remember my slef googling amazon income screenshots of other people, and it was very motivating for me.

Here is my income graphic month by month.


And here is my last cheque(feb. about $1500) from Amazon.


Never give up!
Thanks all.
#motivation #newbies
  • Profile picture of the author natethegreat7037
    Nothing pays more than consistency!

    Big kudos for sticking to that formula for all that time until it finally produced for you. You earned it, man.
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    • Profile picture of the author jay5x
      Originally Posted by natethegreat7037 View Post

      Nothing pays more than consistency!

      Big kudos for sticking to that formula for all that time until it finally produced for you. You earned it, man.
      Consistency is key! Hats of to you mate!
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    • Profile picture of the author tomako
      Originally Posted by Kalambur View Post

      Write more about your tips. It is very interesting for newbies.
      -I am building Amazon review websites, I have 3 domains and 20+ blogspot blogs.
      -%90 of money comes from blogs.
      -I spent $400 dollars in three years.($150 for content, $250 for domain and hosting)
      -I go for products that are beetween $200 and $1000, and staying away from electronics products.
      -No SEO(not even single backlink), only going after long tail keywords.
      -At first I suffered from bad SEO, and sent many websites to deeps of search engines.
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      • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
        Originally Posted by tomako View Post

        -I am building Amazon review websites, I have 3 domains and 20+ blogspot blogs.
        -%90 of money comes from blogs.
        -I spent $400 dollars in three years.($150 for content, $250 for domain and hosting)
        -I go for products that are beetween $200 and $1000, and staying away from electronics products.
        -No SEO(not even single backlink), only going after long tail keywords.
        -At first I suffered from bad SEO, and sent many websites to deeps of search engines.
        Dang imagine if you implement everything else. e-mail marketing, social media, ads, etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author cooler1
        How many long tail keywords do you use for each product you promote?

        Do you just use the google keyword tool for the keyword research?
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    Congrats man. Yeah, nothing like that feeling of accomplishment. Way to go for sticking to it and not giving up like most people do right before they find success!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ptcrefko
    Congratulations, even though you've taken 3 years to hit that mark. Lot of newbies failed, because they don't have enough patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    Well done! That shows to a lot of Warriors here that it's worth to develop a system and stick to it!
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    • Profile picture of the author kuma1234
      Great to see that you have a system that's working for you.

      A quick question - Is all your traffic organic? Do you do any other form of traffic generation? Like Forums or Facebook, etc?
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      • Profile picture of the author tomako
        Originally Posted by kuma1234 View Post

        Great to see that you have a system that's working for you.

        A quick question - Is all your traffic organic? Do you do any other form of traffic generation? Like Forums or Facebook, etc?

        Yes all is organic traffic, %95 google, %5 bing, ask, etc. I quit doing seo, because I am not good at it.
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        • Profile picture of the author kuma1234
          Originally Posted by tomako View Post

          Yes all is organic traffic, %95 google, %5 bing, ask, etc. I quit doing seo, because I am not good at it.
          Thanks.

          Fascinating to see that this works....and works well for you. Would be fair then to deduce that your success would be your choice of 'long tails' and the quality of your reviews?
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          • Profile picture of the author tomako
            Originally Posted by kuma1234 View Post

            Thanks.

            Fascinating to see that this works....and works well for you. Would be fair then to deduce that your success would be your choice of 'long tails' and the quality of your reviews?
            -long tail keywords is the most important part in my case.

            My english is not very good, so my reviews are not the best with fancy sentences, but what I can say is they are useful, I put the info with simple sentences and I think my visitors like this, and they click the buy button.

            I think this is very important, when you write 800 word long reviews(once I used freelancers for this), it may be good for ranking but people usually do not read long posts, and if they do, probably they are not in the buying stage yet.

            Thanks.
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            • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
              Originally Posted by tomako View Post

              -long tail keywords is the most important part in my case.

              My english is not very good, so my reviews are not the best with fancy sentences, but what I can say is they are useful, I put the info with simple sentences and I think my visitors like this, and they click the buy button.

              I think this is very important, when you write 800 word long reviews(once I used freelancers for this), it may be good for ranking but people usually do not read long posts, and if they do, probably they are not in the buying stage yet.

              Thanks.
              What images are you using? Are you just using the images from Amazon?
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  • Awesome! You are a true entrepreneur! I meet some students who dont comprehend the patience you need in this business.

    I cant blame them either because so many "gurus" sell them lies that wealth happens overnight!
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    Originally Posted by tomako View Post

    Hello friends,

    I started my online adventure in august 2011, it is like yesterday. Make my first dollar and share it here with you on 10-04-2011 (here is the link to that happy moment)

    After trying several things, I think I now have learn how to make money online, with Amazon. Last month I've passed the $2500 border, and want to share with new starters for motivation. I remember my slef googling amazon income screenshots of other people, and it was very motivating for me.

    Here is my income graphic month by month.


    And here is my last cheque(feb. about $1500) from Amazon.


    Never give up!
    Thanks all.
    Congratulations man. You know why you still feel "it was like yesterday"? Because you decide to to take action and stay put. Those are the most important things.
    Congrats once again
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  • Profile picture of the author asepkomara
    Congratulation. I'm using fresh store builder for amazon affiliate business. I think you're better fit with review sites. Nice man!
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  • Profile picture of the author lerxtjr
    so jealous....I used to have 30 websites that promoted amazon product. Easiest affiliate marketing in the world is to promote amazon product. A few years they nixxed Colorado associates and we who live here were all left hung out to dry. I still hate amazon for it. The tax law doesn't even exist anymore in our state (from what i've been told) and they still won't reinstate us. So, enjoy while you can.
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    • Originally Posted by lerxtjr View Post

      so jealous....I used to have 30 websites that promoted amazon product. Easiest affiliate marketing in the world is to promote amazon product. A few years they nixxed Colorado associates and we who live here were all left hung out to dry. I still hate amazon for it. The tax law doesn't even exist anymore in our state (from what i've been told) and they still won't reinstate us. So, enjoy while you can.
      Your not the only one, Im thinking soon they will drup the rest of America, so much for freedom.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alice12345
        Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

        Your not the only one, Im thinking soon they will drup the rest of America, so much for freedom.
        i m so sorry for you guy. But hey, listen to them, enjoy while you can! try to make second income for Plan B.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    Good job. Keep it up.
    All the best. Regards.
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  • Profile picture of the author rakhwas
    Wow, thats some real dedication, congratulations!
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeFerguson
    Great job man! Goes to show you that making money online isn't easy, and that it really does take time and dedication.

    Hope your earnings continue to trend upwards!
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  • Congratulations, looking forward to your WSO
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    • Profile picture of the author The BizHelp
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      Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

      Congratulations, looking forward to your WSO
      Haha... must everyone with good results launch a WSO? You can give away free quality tips and trust me, you will earn more on the backend doing just this. But you must have the right setup though...

      More grease to your elbows, my friend.



      Ken,
      www.thebizhelp.us/wso-1
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  • Profile picture of the author important2us
    Fantastic! Well done and thanks for posting your results. You're right - it is very motivating. I hope your profits continue to grow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    nicely done :-)

    Keep going buddy :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author MMA Sports
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    You made it at last! Well done buddy
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  • Profile picture of the author ErinWalsh
    Yeah, consistancy is nice. It breeds stability, and stability breeds a better life.
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  • Profile picture of the author dale2811
    Congratulations!!!

    I agree with what many other people said about consistency. Focusing on one business such as Amazon is so key. And having a blueprint of 5 to 10 core tasks that you do on a daily basis to build that business and working on those tasks only.

    Too many of people jump from one thing to another because they get caught up in the shiny object syndrone and they are always focusing briefly on the shiny object of the day. If you would focus on one business and work at it daily. Sometimes it is like a bonsai tree and you don't see any progress. But if you just keep working at the key tasks on a daily basis there will come a time where you will begin to see progress.

    It takes discipline to not get distracted but it will be worth it in the long run.

    Keep it up...
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  • Profile picture of the author smartboy1
    good work brother keep going
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    Congratulations. If I can make that much from Amazon, I guess I will forget other streams. I have 30+ Amazon Autoblogs but make a little lower than $100 per month.

    Is your result consistent ? or varies greatly? Also have I read that you write short articles? If short articles, how many words?

    One last question, how many articles per blog and what is your Content management system? Wordpress or another? Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    Congratulations. My advice is this: try to re-invest your money in a more sustainable business model.

    A quick story... back in 2011 I made several sites with hundreds of reviews of ClickBank products. I had a few $1k+ days, and most days were $300+. Then one day Google penalized my site. I lost everything overnight. The problem with your business model is that you have 0 control over your source of traffic. Just something to think about, but congratulations on your success.

    Joaquin
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  • Profile picture of the author dmsumar
    Very nice and good to know that it works. Will try the long tail keywords as I am not too good at keywords myself! Congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Yep, my first win was with Amazon. I remember when I topped $1k for the first month. Cool stuff!
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    When I first started out I loved looking at income reports because it made me believe that making money online is possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author RowenaFanning
    Great job! You are an example of how far hard work and consistency can take you. What is more, you provided all newbies and even some of us who are still struggling, with pictures. This truly is inspiring. Good for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author dougb
    Good job,
    Perseverance and staying the path pays off!
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    Congrats, really nicely done!

    I'm also interested in how you link to amazon, and how you use images. As far as I know, you're not allowed to use the product images from amazon (they're copyrighted), but amazon can provide you with some code snippets. Is that what you're using?

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author Alice12345
    Try to make more money if you write a WSO about it.

    Learn more about SEO and email marketing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Walker
    Hi, congratulations in your Amazonian efforts!!

    I was just wondering, is the ''$2500 border'' your commission from Amazon or your total sales and is it per day or month or your total for the year.

    Just wanted to get some clarification on this point. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author SKK88
    Great. Keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Good work, congratulations. Whenever I see an Amazon income screenshot or read a success story, a voice inside me tells me to focus on my Amazon sites a bit more
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      Congratulations!!! These stories give hope to people like us to struggle more
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    I have a lot of respect for people who are successful with Amazon and seo because I know how difficult it can be to persevere when you're getting no results in the beginning stages.

    Congratulations for staying focused and reaching the success that you deserve.
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  • Profile picture of the author businessmatt
    Persistence really does pay off. Who knew? Nice work!
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    Great for you!

    Hope you can scale it, and make it bigger, with other business models
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Swift
    The ones who succeeded are the ones who never gave up!

    Well done for persevering! You are a credit to the forum!

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  • Profile picture of the author znightmare
    Awesome man, something to be very proud of, it must feel really good eh? You gonna try to keep scaling it up?
    Also, you said you have 20+ blogs. Just curious, do you have multiple blogs for same products or is there a different review on each blog. I've never seen a review blog, not too sure how it's done. Is there just one page on the blog and it's the review witht he affiliate link at the bottom?
    Thanks in advance for your answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Congrats ! Persistence pays off... it took me about 3 years also, to start seeing some real earnings online.

    Keep at it and scale it up as much as your budget will allow you, and outsource to some reliable V.A.
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  • Profile picture of the author foxtrot3
    First, congratulations on your success. Well deserved.

    Second, you had a big jump between January and February of this year.
    Did you do anything special to make that happen?

    Third, how do you generate your long tail keywords? Do you use a KW tool for that?

    Thanks in advance,
    .
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    • Profile picture of the author tomako
      Originally Posted by foxtrot3 View Post

      First, congratulations on your success. Well deserved.

      Second, you had a big jump between January and February of this year.
      Did you do anything special to make that happen?

      Third, how do you generate your long tail keywords? Do you use a KW tool for that?

      Thanks in advance,
      .
      Thanks, good observation.

      In fact I'd started to try some very different things in July (many things at same time without different tracking IDs, unfortunately) 2013, then you can see the $210 dollar in chart in August. Then I try to figure out what was the thing that made the difference for 4 months. When I figured it out I started scaling it up, so you see it paid off.

      Lesson learnt: always use many tracking IDs, for different strategies.

      I only use google search bar and reading forums a couple of minutes to find some long tail keywords, but I do not optimize pages for long tail keywords.
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      • Profile picture of the author foxtrot3
        "When I figured it out I started scaling it up"

        Can you share what it was that you did (figured out)?

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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    What do you do regarding images?

    Cheers,
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    What are you selling on Amazon?
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron0669
    Congrats. Your story is an inspiration to many people like me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jan79
    Great job! Very motivating. I'm not yet at your level, but I keep posting content and slowly see the number of visitors and income increasing each month. It's about writing great content and being patient.
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  • Profile picture of the author web lover
    Really great journey , For me I have A little success with Amazon , I Will decide to create some blogspot blog niches , Does it still Work I mean Blogspot , Because a lot of people say that the is no earning with amzon if we use blogspot , Any Ideas Guys ??
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  • Profile picture of the author Marie88
    Congratulations on your success
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  • Profile picture of the author FunMakingMoney
    Hi Tomako. Thats good motivation and insight, without seo and stuffs like that and stll making money. Its a bit different from what we always hear from those 'guru' courses.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Hey Brain Surgeons, this thread is 10 months old. OP has not logged in for 5 months... I wish people would actually read threads before puking out garbage...
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  • Profile picture of the author HARSHA4306
    Congratulations on your success. Consistency and hardwork is the key.
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  • Profile picture of the author irfanmaverick
    Awesome indeed. Many people are vying to generate good income stream from Internet Marketing. Your achievement is a good source of motivation for all. Keep rocking and sharing the knowledge for the betterment of the community!
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