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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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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!

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