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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!

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The New Amazon Affiliate Strategy

Amazon Affiliate Marketing Methods

Amazon Affiliate MarketingIn our previous post, we talked about how micro niche websites no longer work, and how Google no longer ranks these sites well.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to make money as an Amazon affiliate!

These days, the strategy is considerably different, and it does take a bit longer than it used to. Instead of building dozens, or even hundreds of tiny niche sites, you must focus on building one larger site, or perhaps a few.

The quality of your content must be much higher. Your articles must be much longer. You have to spend time actively promoting your sites instead of just getting a bunch of back-links and then counting on Google to send you traffic.

It’s really not much more work than the old method. Instead of writing 5 articles per site, spread out over 50 sites, you just write 50 articles per site, spread out over 5 sites. Instead of spending hours getting links to your sites, you spend that time on social media promoting your sites.

As you can see, the work is pretty much the same either way, but you have a lot fewer sites to keep track of.

Best of all, you only need to pay for a handful of domain renewals each year instead of hundreds!

The only real difference is that articles need to be a lot longer than they used to be. It’s generally thought that you should aim for a minimum of 1,000-1,500 words per article, and some SEO experts claim 3,000 is a better target.

Don’t let it freak you out. Most people can write at least 500 words per hour, and some kind write a couple thousand words in that time. It shouldn’t take you more than 2-3 hours to write a long article, or you could outsource each one for a few bucks.

Remember, though, these need to be QUALITY articles. It’s no longer possible to rank well with spun crap or articles written by non-native English speakers, because Google actually checks things like spelling and grammar. Articles don’t have to be perfect, but they do have to be relatively error free.

Of course, Google isn’t the be-all and end-all of traffic! These days, social media is actually a lot more important for the average website!

Niche selection may be different, but it’s still absolutely vital, so you’re going to want to read every word of tomorrow’s post! We’re going to talk about choosing a niche, and why it’s so much different than it used to be. Don’t miss it!

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