Finally Making Money With Amazon

by Mosa
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I've made a few dollars here and there on Amazon, but after experimenting and trying a few different things I've finally been able to break into Amazon and my partner and I have made some decent sales over the past 2 weeks. It's not a lot of money at the moment and it doesn't come close to my adsense income... but it's a decent start (about $30 so far) and it's scalable for sure.

Anyway, I was just excited about the progress so I felt compelled to let it out
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan V
    Congrats Mosa! Now to scale it to surpass your Adsense income .
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  • Profile picture of the author TuNguyen
    Well done Mosa, i am confident you guys have what it takes to do this.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenukas
    Congrats,thats the biggest motivation when you start seeing results! Without it, it makes no sense in trying to put some more effort! Keep it going!
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  • Profile picture of the author internalsoul
    Congrats on your methods. I hope you will do better in coming days. Just stay focused and keep yourself motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
    Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

    I've made a few dollars here and there on Amazon, but after experimenting and trying a few different things I've finally been able to break into Amazon and my partner and I have made some decent sales over the past 2 weeks. It's not a lot of money at the moment and it doesn't come close to my adsense income... but it's a decent start (about $30 so far) and it's scalable for sure.

    Anyway, I was just excited about the progress so I felt compelled to let it out
    It's a great feeling when you know that, you've found a new and more effective way and especially when the sales start rolling in on a regular basis. It's a time game and involves a lot of trial and error and finding a methodology that suits your style.

    Keep up the good work
    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author Mosa
      Originally Posted by shmeeko69 View Post

      It's a great feeling when you know that, you've found a new and more effective way and especially when the sales start rolling in on a regular basis. It's a time game and involves a lot of trial and error and finding a methodology that suits your style.

      Keep up the good work
      Mark
      Definitely. I had to do a lot of trial and error and a lot of picking a part what I was reading here on the warrior forum. I mixed what I was reading from one thread with what I was reading on another thread and bingo! I'm a giant fan of diversifying so finding a new avenue to make money is always a great feeling
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  • Profile picture of the author joshpat2
    lets hear the new plan 30 amazon sites in 30 days !!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mosa
      Originally Posted by joshpat2 View Post

      lets hear the new plan 30 amazon sites in 30 days !!
      Haha. I don't think I could build 30 sites in 30 days of this style. These sites are much bigger authority sites so they take quite a bit more time to build. Also I'd really like to work out the kinks a little more before I go on trying to preach how to do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author joshpat2
        Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

        Haha. I don't think I could build 30 sites in 30 days of this style. These sites are much bigger authority sites so they take quite a bit more time to build. Also I'd really like to work out the kinks a little more before I go on trying to preach how to do it.

        looking forward to it thanks to your adsense plans.. i am doing pretty good with adsense now thanks for all your help!
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      • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
        Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

        Haha. I don't think I could build 30 sites in 30 days of this style. These sites are much bigger authority sites so they take quite a bit more time to build. Also I'd really like to work out the kinks a little more before I go on trying to preach how to do it.
        Yes. Please do yourself a favor and avoid the "100 sites making $1/day" strategy. Focus on a few "good" sites.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mosa
          Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

          Yes. Please do yourself a favor and avoid the "100 sites making $1/day" strategy. Focus on a few "good" sites.
          I like the idea of having both I like to automate processes and outsource work so that way I can have multiple projects running.
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          • Profile picture of the author Tessa Holmes
            Mosa, I am watching your posts for some time now. It is interesting to follow your journey. It is good to know that this new strategy is working for you.
            Please keep us posted - you advises are quite helpful and inspiring.
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            • Profile picture of the author Mosa
              Originally Posted by Tessa Holmes View Post

              Mosa, I am watching your posts for some time now. It is interesting to follow your journey. It is good to know that this new strategy is working for you.
              Please keep us posted - you advises are quite helpful and inspiring.
              Hey Tessa, so have you started implementing your own methods yet?
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              • Profile picture of the author Tessa Holmes
                Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

                Hey Tessa, so have you started implementing your own methods yet?
                Yes, I started with the method. I will try to give updates. Thank you for your comment, Mosa, comment and for follow up.
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                • Profile picture of the author bthankful
                  Congrats on your results Mosa,

                  I too am on a amazon journey, however i use the ipk system to create my sites. I have been getting on and off the min payout from amazon with no work apart from updating the site with more products or renewing the domain.

                  I am fine tuning the ipk system with each site i create. I also have a friend who is trying to automate the creation and information gathering.
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                  • Profile picture of the author PazG
                    Just made my first $9 commision! Hopefully this will increase as I build my site out!!!
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                    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
                      Originally Posted by jimmyfingers View Post

                      Just made my first $9 commision! Hopefully this will increase as I build my site out!!!
                      Nice! Like I tell everyone else who implements this strategy - keep building!
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                      • Profile picture of the author Dan R
                        Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

                        Nice! Like I tell everyone else who implements this strategy - keep building!
                        Have been reading your advice for some time on these forums and Im interested in seeing how you brand your sites vs. the EMD approach.

                        Care to share a link to one of your sites?
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                        • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
                          Originally Posted by Dan R View Post

                          Have been reading your advice for some time on these forums and Im interested in seeing how you brand your sites vs. the EMD approach.

                          Care to share a link to one of your sites?
                          Since my entire business model revolves around low competition stuff, giving my sites out would seriously undermine my own success.

                          However, here is a screen grab that I use in some of my marketing material. It gives a pretty solid indication of what my sites/reviews look like:

                          http://wolfwebmarketing.com/wp-conte...roductPage.png

                          http://wolfwebmarketing.com/wp-conte...eSite-Home.png

                          As for branding the domain, it's pretty simple. Instead of using 16mpdigitalcamerareviews.org, I'll use something like DigiCamTechnologies.com.
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                            Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

                            Since my entire business model revolves around low competition stuff, giving my sites out would seriously undermine my own success.

                            However, here is a screen grab that I use in some of my marketing material. It gives a pretty solid indication of what my sites/reviews look like:

                            http://wolfwebmarketing.com/wp-conte...roductPage.png

                            http://wolfwebmarketing.com/wp-conte...eSite-Home.png

                            As for branding the domain, it's pretty simple. Instead of using 16mpdigitalcamerareviews.org, I'll use something like DigiCamTechnologies.com.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Mosa
                      Originally Posted by jimmyfingers View Post

                      Just made my first $9 commision! Hopefully this will increase as I build my site out!!!
                      Great job jimmy. How big is your site so far?
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                      • Profile picture of the author PazG
                        Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

                        Great job jimmy. How big is your site so far?
                        Hi Mosa. I currently have seven reviews on my site. I actually purchased an EMD domain and was going to build out an Amazon site using the more 'traditional' Jan Roos style model. A day later I purchased Wolfmmiii's blueprint and decided to implement his method instead. I've also started building out another site that currently has 13 reviews (really high dollar items so I think the conversions will be less but with larger payouts), but no sales as of yet. It's a nice start for me, looking forward to seeing how my site will be doing when I hit 100 reviews!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Garcia
    Congrats! Keep hitting that gas pedal, man.

    Mosa, what sort of approach are you working with? (if you don't mind talking about it further)

    Is it like Wolfmmii's strat where you don't do a lot of link building? Or are you focusing on SEO a bit more?

    Anything going on with social media?

    What is the average number of words for your posts/reviews?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mosa
      Originally Posted by Nick Garcia View Post

      Congrats! Keep hitting that gas pedal, man.

      Mosa, what sort of approach are you working with? (if you don't mind talking about it further)

      Is it like Wolfmmii's strat where you don't do a lot of link building? Or are you focusing on SEO a bit more?

      Anything going on with social media?

      What is the average number of words for your posts/reviews?
      Hey Nick. I'm not doing much of any link building just yet. It's more on just going for really low competition and building lots of content. It does pick up from some of the strategies of Wolfmmiii.

      We're not utilizing social media at the moment. Just search engine traffic. The average word count per article is 400 words.

      Have you worked on any amazon sites yourself yet?
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      • Profile picture of the author PazG
        I'll defo be following this thread! I myself have just started my amazon experiment. I have already made one amazon site based on the more traditional guidelines. A few days ago I started on a Wolfmmii style site. It will be interesting to see how things go.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mosa
          Originally Posted by jimmyfingers View Post

          I'll defo be following this thread! I myself have just started my amazon experiment. I have already made one amazon site based on the more traditional guidelines. A few days ago I started on a Wolfmmii style site. It will be interesting to see how things go.
          Hey Jimmy, keep us all updated on your progress as well.

          Right now our site is slowly increasing in visitor count and I'm about to launch about another weeks worth of posts. I'm figuring that scheduling posts in advance is really working well for keeping organized while allowing posts to drip feed.
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        • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
          Originally Posted by jimmyfingers View Post

          A few days ago I started on a Wolfmmii style site. It will be interesting to see how things go.
          Keep me posted!
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          • Profile picture of the author PazG
            Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

            Keep me posted!
            Well, over the last five days I have written 13 product reviews and all of them have just been indexed today. Of the 13 reviews, 10 are on page one of google. I think i'll do some minor back linking to the weaker pages with some edu blogs that I have. I'm going to write up another 20-25 reviews this week and just keep building my site out. I hope to see some success like Mosa is seeing. It's got me pretty excited!
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            • Profile picture of the author Mosa
              Well, right now it seem like the site is having a dry spell. From the last 67 amazon click throughs, we haven't made any sales. I've read that sometimes it's really hit or miss and some buyers will go and buy 3 items at once.

              The thing is, I also read these claims of people getting 10% or higher sales per amazon visitor. I would assume that since the keywords I'm going for are very targeted and buyer friendly, they would see similar results, but it seems it's not the case right now.

              One factor may be that the average price of the items we're going for are well over $200. Most people may not be willing to drop the big bucks that easily.

              I'll just keep going with it and see what happens.
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              • Profile picture of the author nik0
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                Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

                The thing is, I also read these claims of people getting 10% or higher sales per amazon visitor. I would assume that since the keywords I'm going for are very targeted and buyer friendly, they would see similar results, but it seems it's not the case right now.
                I believe there are some tricks to extend the 24 hour cookie to a couple of weeks or months for the specific item, not sure how that exactly works but definitely worth to look into if you haven't done yet.
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                • Profile picture of the author zaco
                  Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

                  I believe there are some tricks to extend the 24 hour cookie to a couple of weeks or months for the specific item, not sure how that exactly works but definitely worth to look into if you haven't done yet.

                  I would suggest to stay away from those methods, Amazon is pretty harsh when it comes to playing with their system and they will ban you without a warning and keep the money, the only way "as far as I know" that the cookie will count after 90 days is when the person adds the item to their cart and it stays in the cart then they buy it after.
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                  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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                    Originally Posted by zaco View Post

                    I would suggest to stay away from those methods, Amazon is pretty harsh when it comes to playing with their system and they will ban you without a warning and keep the money, the only way "as far as I know" that the cookie will count after 90 days is when the person adds the item to their cart and it stays in the cart then they buy it after.
                    Yeah that was it indeed, guess we can't fool Amazon by putting it intheir cart ourselves can we, and even if we can it's probably an invitation for a ban. So perhaps not such good idea after all indeed. Thanks for mentioning as I worded it as a trick but I actually thought it was a legit way and just had to do with how you create the affiliate product link.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Mosa
                    Originally Posted by zaco View Post

                    I would suggest to stay away from those methods, Amazon is pretty harsh when it comes to playing with their system and they will ban you without a warning and keep the money, the only way "as far as I know" that the cookie will count after 90 days is when the person adds the item to their cart and it stays in the cart then they buy it after.
                    I think you can do a direct link to the shopping cart for a product. So you can have a link on your site that says "buy now" or something like that and then take them to the shopping cart. I'm assuming that the 90 day cookie only counts for that one item though, right?
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              • Profile picture of the author helterskelter
                Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

                Well, right now it seem like the site is having a dry spell. From the last 67 amazon click throughs, we haven't made any sales. I've read that sometimes it's really hit or miss and some buyers will go and buy 3 items at once.
                Mosa - I find the same thing with my Amazon sites - I'll feel like I have a ton of click-throughs with not much to show, then a handful of click-throughs that positively bank. When I was first getting started, someone followed one of my links and bought some health and beauty products plus EIGHTEEN articles of men's clothing - none of them cheap, and none of them remotely related to anything else I was selling. You'll have some happy surprises - it's part of what makes Amazon so fun.
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            • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
              Originally Posted by jimmyfingers View Post

              Well, over the last five days I have written 13 product reviews and all of them have just been indexed today. Of the 13 reviews, 10 are on page one of google. I think i'll do some minor back linking to the weaker pages with some edu blogs that I have. I'm going to write up another 20-25 reviews this week and just keep building my site out. I hope to see some success like Mosa is seeing. It's got me pretty excited!
              10 of 13 on page one is awesome. Some of those will attract visitors and some won't. Just keep building.
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      • Profile picture of the author Nick Garcia
        Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

        Hey Nick. I'm not doing much of any link building just yet. It's more on just going for really low competition and building lots of content. It does pick up from some of the strategies of Wolfmmiii.

        We're not utilizing social media at the moment. Just search engine traffic. The average word count per article is 400 words.

        Have you worked on any amazon sites yourself yet?
        Glad to hear that strategy is beginning to pick up for you. I'm working on an Amazon site now. I also have a site selling a CB product and an AdSense site, but the Amazon site is drawing most of my attention nowadays.

        I was originally trying to find 3 - 5 good keywords to rank each page for, but that's taking up a lot of time finding all the right keywords and deciding which ones should go well together.

        I think I'll shift focus back to content and just work on getting 4+ reviews up per day. I still have TONS of related keywords for each product, though, so perhaps it's time to start making feeder sites to target these odd keywords.

        What are your thoughts on that? If you're selling a certain dog crate and you also find keywords like "best dog crate" "dog crate reviews" "dog crate comparing"...do you think it's worth making a feeder site or secondary blog to go after these keywords?
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        • Profile picture of the author Mosa
          Originally Posted by Nick Garcia View Post

          Glad to hear that strategy is beginning to pick up for you. I'm working on an Amazon site now. I also have a site selling a CB product and an AdSense site, but the Amazon site is drawing most of my attention nowadays.

          I was originally trying to find 3 - 5 good keywords to rank each page for, but that's taking up a lot of time finding all the right keywords and deciding which ones should go well together.

          I think I'll shift focus back to content and just work on getting 4+ reviews up per day. I still have TONS of related keywords for each product, though, so perhaps it's time to start making feeder sites to target these odd keywords.

          What are your thoughts on that? If you're selling a certain dog crate and you also find keywords like "best dog crate" "dog crate reviews" "dog crate comparing"...do you think it's worth making a feeder site or secondary blog to go after these keywords?
          Well, when I'm building niche sites, I do this all the time. But for the bigger amazon authority site, I would use as much of a silo structure as I can with "dog crate" being at the top and keywords like "dog crate reviews" being under that, and then other specific dog crate reviews can be under that.

          Are you already making some income from Amazon yet?
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          • Profile picture of the author DeskCoder
            Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

            Well, when I'm building niche sites, I do this all the time. But for the bigger amazon authority site, I would use as much of a silo structure as I can with "dog crate" being at the top and keywords like "dog crate reviews" being under that, and then other specific dog crate reviews can be under that.

            Are you already making some income from Amazon yet?
            That's the strategy I am going with ... lot's a reviews, and a silo architecture. I am not concerned about competition just yet, but my reviews are starting out and Page 2 and 3 even though I have less than 10 reviews. I had a PR2 domain sitting around, so I am using it for the site.

            I currently still have a lot of setup to do on the site ... since this is my third site on my priority list, it is going slow, but I am getting search engine traffic, so that's a good start.

            I have a couple more promotional techniques I will try, and once I get it all going, I was going to post a thread with my results.
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            • Profile picture of the author Mosa
              Originally Posted by DeskCoder View Post

              That's the strategy I am going with ... lot's a reviews, and a silo architecture. I am not concerned about competition just yet, but my reviews are starting out and Page 2 and 3 even though I have less than 10 reviews. I had a PR2 domain sitting around, so I am using it for the site.

              I currently still have a lot of setup to do on the site ... since this is my third site on my priority list, it is going slow, but I am getting search engine traffic, so that's a good start.

              I have a couple more promotional techniques I will try, and once I get it all going, I was going to post a thread with my results.
              That's good to hear. I've been really paying attention to competition, but I'm not putting too much emphasis on search volume.

              So did you build that PR2 domain yourself or is it something that you purchased?
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              • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                Nice no hype no blowing smoke thread. Build it up how its done in real life - one block at a time - Best wishes to you Mosa. Keep truckin at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author aars
    Well done! I've currently a couple of sites reviewing Amazon products to try and catch as many cookies as I can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
    I am at the same point here. I made one Amazon affiliate website and earning a small amount (like $40-60 per month) so while it's small, I am still excited because I can make more websites and possibly earn more.
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    Congratulations, I hope You get better results soon
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    I love success stories like this. Get ready to scale up and post the results!
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    Great job bro... All the best with Amazon.......
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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityRush
    Why not add some cheaper products as well? The increase in sales volume is also an increase in overall commission payout. I really don't recommend just going after the most expensive products on Amazon. I think that is a big mistake. Mix it up. It can have a very positive effect on your bottom line. Plus the additional content and long tail keywords for traffic.
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    • Agreed. I find the $40 to $50 range is a nice spot to build up your sales volume which then puts you in the higher Amazon commission bracket.

      Anything below the $40 to $50 and people probably aren't too interested in searching for reviews anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mosa
        Originally Posted by PathofLeastResistance View Post

        Agreed. I find the $40 to $50 range is a nice spot to build up your sales volume which then puts you in the higher Amazon commission bracket.

        Anything below the $40 to $50 and people probably aren't too interested in searching for reviews anyway.
        I'm starting to try some lower price products. I'll take a look at that 40-50 range as well and see how that goes. Thanks for the input!
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        • Profile picture of the author tryingtolearn
          How many product reviews do you have at your site right now and how much visits are you getting per day including their avg. visit duration?
          If you don't mind, can you share your amazon affiliate site link??

          Kind Regards,
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          • Profile picture of the author Mosa
            Originally Posted by tryingtolearn View Post

            How many product reviews do you have at your site right now and how much visits are you getting per day including their avg. visit duration?
            If you don't mind, can you share your amazon affiliate site link??

            Kind Regards,
            I'm not going to be sharing the site only because the keywords we're going after are ones that we don't want to give out. There are 38 reviews done so far on the main site and it gets around 50 visitors per day... so really not a lot. And honestly it would be a LOT of work to write all this content yourself. At the moment I don't know if I can recommend what i'm doing, because ever since the dry spell it's not been profitable.

            So I guess I should retract that we're "making money".

            Oh well, I'll keep testing.
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            • Profile picture of the author tryingtolearn
              Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

              I'm not going to be sharing the site only because the keywords we're going after are ones that we don't want to give out. There are 38 reviews done so far on the main site and it gets around 50 visitors per day... so really not a lot. And honestly it would be a LOT of work to write all this content yourself. At the moment I don't know if I can recommend what i'm doing, because ever since the dry spell it's not been profitable.

              So I guess I should retract that we're "making money".

              Oh well, I'll keep testing.
              And I thought only my site was having dry spell. I also started an amazon site at the start of this month, got first sale on 12th of this month earning me $4.36 commission. But, since then I am getting visits to my site, however most of the users are not staying having high bounce rate and poor avg visit duration. Product reviews have an avg of 500 words, and I put a lot of research work to write a product review. So at least in my view, reviews are of good quality:confused:
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              • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
                Originally Posted by tryingtolearn View Post

                But, since then I am getting visits to my site, however most of the users are not staying having high bounce rate and poor avg visit duration.
                How many affiliate clicks are you getting per day? If you are seeing traffic, then you are on the right path. It means people are searching for products in your niche and you are ranking well.

                If you aren't getting clicks, you have to look at your content, your link placement, or your calls to action. Don't put too much stock in your results until you are seeing at least 100 affiliate link clicks per day.
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              • Profile picture of the author Mosa
                Originally Posted by tryingtolearn View Post

                And I thought only my site was having dry spell. I also started an amazon site at the start of this month, got first sale on 12th of this month earning me $4.36 commission. But, since then I am getting visits to my site, however most of the users are not staying having high bounce rate and poor avg visit duration. Product reviews have an avg of 500 words, and I put a lot of research work to write a product review. So at least in my view, reviews are of good quality:confused:

                Well I think that's a little different from what I'm getting. I'm getting visitors and people are reading the content and clicking through to amazon, but they're just not buying that often.
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                • Profile picture of the author tryingtolearn
                  Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

                  Well I think that's a little different from what I'm getting. I'm getting visitors and people are reading the content and clicking through to amazon, but they're just not buying that often.
                  How much returning visitors contribute to overall visits on your site? Also, are you using amazon cookie with 24 hour duration or the one with 90 days duration(via add to cart)...

                  edit: I have added privacy policy generated from serprank adsense policy generator to my site, do I need to add anything else to make it follow adsense and amazon affiliate TOS? I don't want to risk any of my account.......
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                  • Profile picture of the author Mosa
                    Originally Posted by tryingtolearn View Post

                    How much returning visitors contribute to overall visits on your site? Also, are you using amazon cookie with 24 hour duration or the one with 90 days duration(via add to cart)...

                    edit: I have added privacy policy generated from serprank adsense policy generator to my site, do I need to add anything else to make it follow adsense and amazon affiliate TOS? I don't want to risk any of my account.......
                    Not that many returning visitors at the moment (around 3-4 per day).

                    Right now all of the links are utilizing the 24 hour cookie.

                    Also we include an About us, Contact Us, FTC Disclosure, and Privacy Policy.
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                    • Profile picture of the author tryingtolearn
                      Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

                      Not that many returning visitors at the moment (around 3-4 per day).

                      Right now all of the links are utilizing the 24 hour cookie.

                      Also we include an About us, Contact Us, FTC Disclosure, and Privacy Policy.
                      What is this FTC Disclosure? Is there any tool to automatically generate this FTC Disclosure? I don't have this on my site.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Mosa
                        Originally Posted by tryingtolearn View Post

                        What is this FTC Disclosure? Is there any tool to automatically generate this FTC Disclosure? I don't have this on my site.
                        Pretty much it's a disclosure letting people know that you'll be making money from your site. I've searched for something that will auto-generate this, but haven't found anything yet. You can just use someone else's ftc disclosure as a template for yours.
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            • Profile picture of the author busterkman
              I have like $5.64 in my Amazon account from 2010. Don't remember what I did to get it. But I know that it was pretty difficult.
              May need to go back and try again.
              Now, if I can just remember where I put the key to the door?
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              • Profile picture of the author nik0
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                Originally Posted by busterkman View Post

                I have like $5.64 in my Amazon account from 2010. Don't remember what I did to get it. But I know that it was pretty difficult.
                May need to go back and try again.
                Now, if I can just remember where I put the key to the door?
                Lol I feel you man, I also have like $8.50 or something in my account since 2011, and much more effort put into it then I should. At a certain moment I had 25 unique visitors / day and the site made $2/month. How ugly is that.

                Btw I used some auto store builder software so all content was kind of duplicate, but well visitors are visitors right. When I saw that poor conversion I just knew it wasn't worth to build links to the site.
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            • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
              Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

              the main site and it gets around 50 visitors per day...
              Until you are receiving 100 affiliate clicks per day, your stats will be insignificant. Keep building your site(s) out until you are receiving enough traffic to hit 100 clicks per day. That's my personal target for every new site I build and it hasn't steered me wrong yet.
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              • Profile picture of the author Mosa
                Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

                Until you are receiving 100 affiliate clicks per day, your stats will be insignificant. Keep building your site(s) out until you are receiving enough traffic to hit 100 clicks per day. That's my personal target for every new site I build and it hasn't steered me wrong yet.
                Yea, we'll keep building it towards that mark. So what kind of conversions do you receive on average for those 100 clicks per day?
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            • Profile picture of the author Tessa Holmes
              Hi, Mosa! How is your Amazon Adventure is going now? Are you getting any traffic after EMD update? It would be good to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Often Amazon keywords are not that easy to rank, and don't have the search volume that you expect so to make it worthwhile enough you need to go for high priced items.

    Let's take a 1k exact kw at Amazon for example, often those are already not the easiest ones to rank. Now let's say you rank at #4 for that one and thus you get like 5-10% of the traffic for that kw, which translates to 50-100 visits a month. Now let's add up that 10% conversion that you might be able to achieve a with a $40-50 product.

    Assuming a 4% commission cause you're just starting out, well that translates to 5-10 sales a month or in other words 4%*$45*10 = $18/month revenue.

    Funny enough a $40-50 product is often just as hard to rank as a $300 product, and the conversion can be pretty much the same when chosing the right niche.

    I do agree that its good to have some cheaper items to raise your commission to the 8% level.
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  • Profile picture of the author sackboy127
    It's always good to diversify your income streams, especially when it comes to Adsense, I myself am trying to incorporate as much Amazon earnings to my sites as possible.

    Also looking into CPA, but it's much harder finding suitable ads for your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    Keep up the good work Mosa and scale it up for greater earnigs

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author bthankful
      I am also on the Amazon site journey, i have been getting min £25 per month ($40ish) on and off for a while. Its not easy i am using the IPK system which came out a long while ago. I create sites i don't need to touch again apart from adding more products or renewing the domain.

      What i was shocked by was that i never changed over my amazon affiliate payment system, so i was on the fix one for a while. I only realised and asked amazon to switch it to the new system this year 2012(the more you sell the higher the %) and my income increased fast.

      Anybody else still using the IPK system? Also could someone explain what the Wolfmmii style sites look like?

      Good luck with your progression Mosa..
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  • Profile picture of the author whland
    Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

    Anyway, I was just excited about the progress so I felt compelled to let it out
    lol. I get excited when I make money online as well. I wouldn't be able to keep quiet either.

    Congrats on making the money. Hope you make more.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Davis
    Sounds like you're getting a good start!

    Are the reviews unique, or are you copying and pasting from Amazon.com?
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  • Profile picture of the author gustoking
    is this using kindle publishing and at what price point? or physical?
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    I'm sure I did. I only get to them maybe on a weekly basis now. I'm working on a solution that will allow me to answer more questions. Hang in there. I'll get you a reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danijelb
    @wolfmmiii Is there any way for me to buy your blueprint other than paypal? Because I can not register on paypal from my country...and I am mostly interested on how to find products that have low competition and that will sell.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Karl
    Congrats Excellent stuff it can only get bigger from here income wise
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    • Profile picture of the author tryingtolearn
      Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

      How many affiliate clicks are you getting per day? If you are seeing traffic, then you are on the right path. It means people are searching for products in your niche and you are ranking well.

      If you aren't getting clicks, you have to look at your content, your link placement, or your calls to action. Don't put too much stock in your results until you are seeing at least 100 affiliate link clicks per day.
      Any rough idea from your experience, how much visitors a site should receive to get at least 100 affiliate clicks daily and avg conversion rate from those clicks? The traffic on my site is increasing daily, I am receiving 30+ visitors at the moment. The site is just 15 days old and have 12 reviews, out of which only 7 reviews are indexed by google. I have seen your sample site product review page, can you tell me which link receives most clicks and which link converts well?

      One more thing, I am using my Analytics account to monitor site traffic, there are lot of visitors who have Avg visit duration of 00:00:00, is it possible that few of these users are actually clicking on affiliate link and reading review but leave the site quickly before analytics script is loaded(script is loaded in header using google analytics plugin for wordpress). Just being positive!

      @MOSA: Can you share your ftc disclosure, so that I can use it on my site?
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      • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
        Originally Posted by tryingtolearn View Post

        Any rough idea from your experience, how much visitors a site should receive to get at least 100 affiliate clicks daily and avg conversion rate from those clicks?
        There are so many variables that this would be impossible. I have some sites that see a 40% visitor-to-click ratio and others that are closer to 16%.

        can you tell me which link receives most clicks and which link converts well?
        I don't track which specific links get clicks.

        is it possible that few of these users are actually clicking on affiliate link and reading review but leave the site quickly before analytics script is loaded
        I believe with StatCounter, if someone comes to my site, sits there for 20 minutes, then clicks an affiliate link, the stat will show 0:00 since there was no second click on my website to measure the time. I could be wrong as I don't pay too much attention to it (only look at clicks and such).
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        • Profile picture of the author tryingtolearn
          I have put "[Insert your name] is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to [insert the applicable site name (amazon.com, endless.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com)]." on every page of my site footer. Found this in Amazon Affiliate Operating Agreement.

          Is there any thing else, I need to put on my site to make it legal. Other than Amazon, the site is also monetized via Adsense and already have a privacy policy.

          Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author obatkuat
    Hi guys...Thanks...It's a Great story..
    I register my amazon account since 2009 but unfortunately I've never earned money from it...
    I will very thankful if you could share your secret on how to succed with amazon..
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  • Profile picture of the author stevet563
    Keep going m,an, congratulations on the sales. It feels good doesn't it? just keep doing what you're doing and do more of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author luvhammers
    Gratz on getting success with Amazon.

    Wolfmii, I swear that statcounter provdes dodgy stats. For example I add up all the clicks to amazon with it and compare it to the daily trend on Amazon associates stats and they don't match, not even close. e.g yesterday my 2 sites say i got 12 click through to amazon on statcounter but on amazon it says i have around 25. Have you had a similar experience?

    Back on topic though I have made 44 dollars this month so far and just broke the 6% commission barrier.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
      Originally Posted by luvhammers View Post


      Wolfmii, I swear that statcounter provdes dodgy stats.
      It's possible. I only look at StatCounter to see where my traffic is coming from. At the end of the day, it only matters what Amazon reports when it comes to clicks so I don't even worry about what StatCounter shows for exit clicks.

      I'm glad to see you are making money. Just keep building.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tessa Holmes
    I am building my site slowly. Do not have too many time for it, unfortunately. I have some Hops, but no sales yet.
    It was interesting to find out that if my review has at least 400 words and it is some low-competing word, page get's indexed almost immediately (in about 5-10 minutes). If post has mostly duplicate content and low word count - it can take anywhere from 1-2 days up to a week to get indexed by Google.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
      Originally Posted by Tessa Holmes View Post

      It was interesting to find out that if my review has at least 400 words and it is some low-competing word, page get's indexed almost immediately (in about 5-10 minutes). If post has mostly duplicate content and low word count - it can take anywhere from 1-2 days up to a week to get indexed by Google.
      I've noticed the same thing. What that tells you is Google knows.
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    Congrats Mosa!

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  • Profile picture of the author GregtheWriter
    It's funny man, I'd love to make more money with Amazon.

    But it is a lot of work building those sites. I have a few hobby sites I'd like to build off from with Amazon, and I make money here and there but still never enough to have them pay me.

    I figure I'll make a bunch of money with Empower, or something akin, then outsource the projects as I learn more.

    My money from Amazon though has 100% come from blogging/SEO, never tried any social media with it before.
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  • Profile picture of the author Berkinb
    Amazon is one of our best money makers but it's true that it requires some work up front.

    However, they are very good at converting visitors and once you start sending a good number of clicks (from targeted visitors of course) on a daily basis, your efforts really start to pay off big time.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by Berkinb View Post

      once you start sending a good number of clicks (from targeted visitors of course) on a daily basis, your efforts really start to pay off big time.
      And if a million people give me a dollar then I'm a millionaire.
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