About Rupert Mamby

Rupert Mamby has been a member since December 8th 2009, and has created 159 posts from scratch.

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Rupert Mamby is webmaster for his own company ViewBiz LLC. since 2004 and is currently helping small business owners learn how to maintain profitable internet presents. He published a free prosperity course that helps people achieve success in life. Rupert specializes in affiliate marketing, membership site development and Private Label Rights product marketing. He also has written many articles on niche subjects in addition to contributing motivation and self improvement content.

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Making Money With The New Amazon Strategy

Make Noney With AmazonThis is the final post in our series on the new Amazon strategy, and it’s all about the bottom line—MONEY!

No method is going to be profitable unless you’re monetizing it correctly. And I have seen a LOT of sites that aren’t monetizing Amazon correctly—or anything else for that matter.

These days, throwing affiliate links into every post is a formula for disaster. Not only will Google not like this, but your visitors will see right through it.

You should put Amazon affiliate links in only about 1:5 or 1:10 posts, on average. Yes, that means the rest of your content isn’t theoretically monetized, but that’s okay. You are looking to build a long-term business, NOT just get people to your site to shove them off on an affiliate link as quickly as possible.

You should have an opt-in form on your site to capture leads so you can market to people later.

Don’t let a list intimidate you! A list is just like using social media. You share links and content. That’s it! No big deal, right?

When you choose a product to promote, you’ll want to write an article about the product itself. This will be in its own post, and ideally something people will find interesting enough to share.

You can talk about how useful the product is, and mention different ways it could be used.

Or you could talk about how funny or crazy it is, and make a few jokes about it.

There are many different angles you could take a post about an Amazon product, and you should be able to figure out which to take based on each specific product.

You may be worried that you won’t make any money by only posting 1:5 or 1:10 articles with affiliate links, and that is understandable. But you can make money in other ways, too.

For example, you can add AdSense links to your content. This will help you make additional money from your traffic.

You can also create videos for YouTube that will accomplish two things:

1. It will draw people to your site from YouTube.

2. You can make money by monetizing the videos on YouTube.

Making videos that show you using the Amazon products you promote are especially effective, because they can show that the product actually IS quality and effective, so if you feel comfortable making videos, they’re the perfect way to get additional traffic AND more sales.

This concludes our series on making money as an Amazon affiliate. Remember, you can’t be successful if you don’t take action, so please use what you’ve learned and go make some money!

Watch for more posts from me, because I’ll be writing about more great strategies and tips on other topics soon!

Read More in Our FREE Amazon Affiliate Guide at: www.Facebook.com/ViewBizMarketing

Creating Great Writen Content

Creating Quality ContentContent is a much more important element than it was in the days of micro niche sites. Back then, content written by overseas outsourcers and then spun with software was common, and articles were only 100-300 words. That won’t fly these days, because Google won’t rank it, and social media won’t share it.

In the past, keyword research was the main element of content creation. Now keywords really don’t matter as much, since Google isn’t the king of traffic anymore.

Creating great content requires a little research. You need to visit other sites in your niche to get an idea of the type of content people are currently looking for.

Content should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words, and also have some other forms of media, such as pictures (which are especially important for sharing on Pinterest, Facebook, and other sites), and videos. You can even use other people’s content by embedding YouTube videos onto your own pages and writing commentary to go along with them.

This content should be mostly free of spelling and grammatical mistakes, and thoroughly researched and written. This is not only to please Google, but, most importantly, to please visitors.

Remember, the old method simply wanted to please Google by using keywords in the domain name, several times in the articles, and in back links. The content didn’t matter, because you actually just wanted visitors to leave your site through your affiliate link as quickly as possible.

But now that you aren’t going to be so worried about attracting Google traffic, you need to focus on making visitors happy. This, in turn, will please Google, because Google measures bounce rate (how long visitors stay on your site, and whether they read any other articles
while they are there).

This means the longer and more interesting your articles, the better you’ll likely rank in Google, AND the more likely your content is to be shared on social media, which is where most of your traffic will come from.

There are easy ways to write content quickly, such as roundup posts. For example, you can gather 10-20 links to other people’s content, write a small description of each one, and provide a link at the end of each description.

Don’t worry about losing traffic to those other sites. Just set your links to open in a new window so the user stays on your site to read the rest of the content after viewing the other site.

Another bonus is that Google loves to see sites that link OUT to quality sites. In the old days, it was mostly links IN that counted for ranking, but now the links you send OUT matter, too.

The bottom line:

Make great content.

This is the best way to please both Google AND visitors.

Tomorrow, we’re going to talk about promoting your content on social media, so you definitely don’t want to miss it! Social media doesn’t have to be scary! The next post will show you just how easy it really is!

Read More in the Amazon Affiliate Guide at: www.Facebook.com/ViewBizMarketing

Choosing Amazon Products To Promote

Amazon productAlright, thus far we’ve learned what doesn’t work anymore— namely micro niche sites. We’ve also covered the importance of writing longer, higher-quality content, and why it’s so important to use social media to promote your sites.

But now it’s time to talk about choosing Amazon Products to promote, and it may not always be the obvious choices that make the most money.

One of the best types of products to promote is the one that is weird or shocking, but still something people would want to buy.

Let’s say your website and social media are all in the recipe niche, and you find a really cool kitchen gadget that can peel, core, and dice an apple with the press of a button in three seconds. (Doesn’t exist that I’m aware of, but that would be cool.)

This product is shocking and exciting. It’s something people would be quite interested in, and they would probably tend to share it, because holy moly, who wouldn’t want to see a gadget that can make apple cubes like George Jetson?

Another type of product that works very well is the extremely useful one. Take the LifeStraw water filter. When it first came out, people were absolutely amazed. (Frankly, I still am.)

It’s like a really large straw with a water filter built in, and you can literally put one end into dirty water and suck the other end to get perfectly healthy, clean drinking water.

Genius, right?

It almost sounds too good to be true, but no, the darned thing actually does work, or so they say.

At one point, this thing was exploding all over social media, and it seemed like everyone was talking about how cool this thing was.

This was the perfect type of product to promote to all sorts of markets—housewives with families to protect, survivalists, camping and backpacking enthusiasts, preppers… the market for this product is quite substantial.

Now, it doesn’t exactly have to be such an amazing product. The odds of finding these really useful products, or really wild and crazy products, is slim. But finding products that are useful that not everyone knows about is not particularly difficult at all.

The main reason you want to promote products like this is so your content will be shared. When people visit your site to read about the product, you can write a snappy article about the product and add a link to it

Only about 10% of your content should focus on selling the product, and in tomorrow’s post, you’re going to find out how to create killer content to promote all those great Amazon products you found to promote! Content is one of the most important elements of this strategy, so stay tuned tomorrow to find out how to make the type of content that get shared!

Read More in the Amazon Affiliate Guide at: www.Facebook.com/ViewBizMarketing

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Choosing A Niche For Amazon Affiliate Marketing

Choosing Amazon Niche Products

Amazon Affiliate MarketingIn the old days of Amazon affiliate marketing, one typically chose a very small niche, such as French press coffee makers, or even a very specific brand or model. They bought a domain name that contained an important keyword phrase, put up a small website with 5-10 articles, got some back links, and then just waited for Google to do its thing. A few weeks, or maybe months in some cases, later… money!

It’s unfortunate that it no longer works this way, but some unethical marketers just put up spun PLR that made no sense to visitors and ruined Google’s user experience, and Google had no choice but to react to save the integrity of their search engine.

The result is a much better user experience, but a much harder time ranking.

Choosing a niche these days is much different. These days, it isn’t about getting quick traffic to send straight off to affiliate links. It just doesn’t work that way, anymore.

Now it’s important to choose a broader niche, with wide appeal, so you can use social media to get traffic while you wait for Google to start sending you traffic. And it takes a lot longer to rank well in Google than it used to.

Let’s look at the example of French press coffee makers. This used to be a niche you might choose for a micro niche site. You might have even focused on one particular brand or type of French press. But these days, that niche is just too narrow.

Instead, you’d focus on the broader niche of coffee, or maybe even on cooking and food in general. This gives you a much larger base of potential articles, and will get you a lot more traffic overall.

Remember how we mentioned you’d save money? Well, if you had 500 domain names back in the old days, it would have cost you about $5,000 per year in domain renewals at $10 each. (More if you used one of the more expensive registrars!) Now? Just 1-5 domain names is plenty! You can focus on just 1-5 broad niches and make as much money as you could with 500 of those micro niche sites, perhaps more!

But niche selection is vital. You want to choose something that follows the following formula:

1. The niche must be big enough to have plenty of affiliate products to promote and plenty of traffic to go around.

2. The products must sell for enough money to make it worth your while to promote them. At least $10 per product, but not so expensive that it will be a hard sell.

3. It must be something that people would be likely to like and share on social media. (Most niches fit this just fine, but there may be occasional niches that just don’t get that much social activity.)

If you’re in doubt about how much social media interest there is in a particular niche, just search Pinterest for some keywords in that niche and see how many re-pins each post is getting, on average. 1-10 is not very good. 11-20 is decent. Anything over 100 is a pretty good indication there’s interest on social media.

As for competition? You no longer have to worry much about it, because you won’t be getting much of your traffic from Google. Most of it, at least at first, will come from social media. And competition doesn’t really matter much on social media, because there’s so many users to go around and they consume a lot of content each.

Once you’ve chosen a niche (or a few niches), it’s time to choose a few products to promote. In tomorrow’s post, we are going to look at the criteria to look for when deciding on a product to promote. Choosing the right products can make or break your campaigns, so don’t miss tomorrow’s post!

Read More in the Amazon Affiliate Guide at: www.Facebook.com/ViewBizMarketing

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