"done for you" amazon sites worth it?

by ochaim
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From an SEO perspective, such that you're aiming for organic search engine traffic, do these "done for you" amazon site services work?

I'm a subscriber to one, and I'm finding, as I learn more about SEO, using done for you sites is a bit backwards, isn't it?

with these sites, you're forced into a niche and you're trying to find a low competition/high traffic keyword for it. it's really limiting isn't it? is it worth it?

I mean, the sites look awesome, but to find a decent keyword to work with, and being a novice to SEO, I would have to totally change the products and title tags to fit it into the theme of the low competition keywords I would target.

Unless, that's just what you're supposed to do and all I'm really doing is complaining about the work . well, I'm not, I'm just saying that if that's the case, I might as well just do it myself if I have to edit all the articles and products anyway.

anybody using these services effectively?
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  • Profile picture of the author jakecoop79
    Well if you are finding that the sites this service is producing are not targeting good keywords and niches then I wouldn't use them.

    I think a better approach is to find the niche and do the keyword research yourself, and then have a specific website built for you. That way it is exactly what you want it to be and don't have to spend time building sites, if you don't like doing that part.

    There are lots of great service providers in the warriors for hire section that can build you and awesome amazon site for cheap, and they will do it however you tell them to.

    I would rather pay per site, than to have a service throw junk at me every month.
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    • Profile picture of the author ochaim
      Yah, I totally agree. Wasn't sure if I was overlooking an opportunity with this type of service or not. Thanks for the confirmation, Jake.

      I actually love building sites. Whether I build them well or not, I'm still learning. But I am improving. Other than the niche, I don't really have a good idea of what kind of site works, in terms of selling at the moment.

      I'm concentrating more on getting traffic right now. Once I get a handle on that, I can start testing layouts and review styles.

      Thanks again for your advice.

      @JKflipflop: yah man, I keep running into themes that are overloaded with affiliates already, I'm talking camping, baby stuff, bikes, lawn mowers etc..

      that's it, I'm pulling the plug on this subscription.
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      • Profile picture of the author shanepax23
        Hey Guys,

        I've been kind of watching this tread. My name is Shane and I'm the owner of Azon Affiliate Warrior. Hey Owen. I offer done for you Amazon sites. I've been doing it for a while and I know how to build sites that make sells. It is not intended for you to upload the done for you site and just leave it. The dfy site offers you a framework, a starting point. It's up to you to make it work. We don't just give you the site and say good luck, we give you tools, resources, training and software to help you.

        Originally Posted by ochaim View Post

        Yah, I totally agree. Wasn't sure if I was overlooking an opportunity with this type of service or not. Thanks for the confirmation, Jake.

        I actually love building sites. Whether I build them well or not, I'm still learning. But I am improving. Other than the niche, I don't really have a good idea of what kind of site works, in terms of selling at the moment.

        I'm concentrating more on getting traffic right now. Once I get a handle on that, I can start testing layouts and review styles.

        Thanks again for your advice.

        @JKflipflop: yah man, I keep running into themes that are overloaded with affiliates already, I'm talking camping, baby stuff, bikes, lawn mowers etc..

        that's it, I'm pulling the plug on this subscription.
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  • Profile picture of the author JKflipflop
    Not had great experiences with "done for you" items ever. I started out as an Affiliate on Amazon couple of months back and simply understood the concepts first before actually implementing anything. I still choose to manually build my site as it gives me much more leverage right from day 1 over the way I wish to mould its layout etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author LinkContractor
    Going only the amazon route lives a noticeable footprint. Why don't you create your own blog network?

    Selling high PR links to a few select customers and boosting your new sites would help a lot. Also, the blogs should have some income links (adsense, amazon, clickbank, optins etc.).
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  • Profile picture of the author lukedidit
    Build your own.

    Even if in time you might decide to outsource and buy 'done for you' sites, you would not have got your hands dirty and learned much. You would not have a ground level view of your business.

    You can't beat running through the whole process of keyword research, domain acquisition, installing wordpress, doing on page SEO optimization.
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    • Profile picture of the author ochaim
      Originally Posted by lukedidit View Post

      Build your own.

      Even if in time you might decide to outsource and buy 'done for you' sites, you would not have got your hands dirty and learned much. You would not have a ground level view of your business.

      You can't beat running through the whole process of keyword research, domain acquisition, installing wordpress, doing on page SEO optimization.

      I can't agree with you more, Luke.

      So far, that's what I've been doing. With all the talk of outsourcing, it's reassuring to see other DIY'ers.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    I think way too much emphasis is put on how a website "looks". Don't get sucked into an awesome looking site. I once heard a guy on a fishing show advise his viewers to think like a fish and not like a human when looking at lures to buy. He said some of them look really cool and all to the human eye but, to a fish, it looks un-natural.

    Build your own. Use a clean theme (unlcuttered). Target low-competition products. Target buyers who are late in the buying cycle. Provide reviews of products/niches you understand.

    Do those few things and you will make money.
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    • It is better to build Amazon sites by yourself. This way you can target the right keywords and advertise the best converting products. You will also have the opportunity to learn new things about affiliate marketing and determine what works best for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author sodomojo
      Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

      I think way too much emphasis is put on how a website "looks". Don't get sucked into an awesome looking site. I once heard a guy on a fishing show advise his viewers to think like a fish and not like a human when looking at lures to buy. He said some of them look really cool and all to the human eye but, to a fish, it looks un-natural.

      Build your own. Use a clean theme (unlcuttered). Target low-competition products. Target buyers who are late in the buying cycle. Provide reviews of products/niches you understand.

      Do those few things and you will make money.
      What would you consider 'late in the buying cycle'?
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      • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
        Originally Posted by Tydowns View Post

        What would you consider 'late in the buying cycle'?
        Buyers looking for specific products, reviews, prices, places to buy, etc. Think back to the last big purchase you made and think about what information you needed right before pulling out the cash/credit card.
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  • Profile picture of the author nichesitebasics
    Depends on the price and generally, you get what you pay for. I would not expect a "done for you" amazon site to make me any money if I buy it for $90 without my own SEO work.

    If these sites were a money making gold mine the creator would be keeping them for themselves.

    If you want a real site making money, take a look on flippa but it will be $500+ for anything decent.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
      Originally Posted by nichesitebasics View Post

      Depends on the price and generally, you get what you pay for. I would not expect a "done for you" amazon site to make me any money if I buy it for $90 without my own SEO work.

      If these sites were a money making gold mine the creator would be keeping them for themselves.

      If you want a real site making money, take a look on flippa but it will be $500+ for anything decent.
      This is exactly right. Be wary of many "done-for-you" sites. Nobody who has a site that is guaranteed to to earn $5000 per month is going to sell it for $49. If it seems too good to be true, it almost always is. An earnings guarantee should be the first red flag.
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      • Profile picture of the author shanepax23
        My dfy sites are built based on the my own personal Amazon sites that make me a great income. When I build the site, I choose a profitable niche and I do the domain, niche, product and keyword research so a person can pick the right keywords to target. I don't guarantee anyone will make anything because most people don't do anything with the site. This is work. I have many members finally making money with amazon using my dfy sites. Go take a look at what they have said.

        Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

        This is exactly right. Be wary of many "done-for-you" sites. Nobody who has a site that is guaranteed to to earn $5000 per month is going to sell it for $49. If it seems too good to be true, it almost always is. An earnings guarantee should be the first red flag.
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        • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
          Originally Posted by shanepax23 View Post

          I don't guarantee anyone will make anything because most people don't do anything with the site.
          This sets you apart from some others. If you are selling them and marketing them as a foundation to start with, that's cool. I'm not sure everyone does that though.
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