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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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Writing Drafts and Editing Them

Editing Drafts

Editing GraftEveryone knows what a rough draft is, and what it means to edit, but did you know there are very specific methods that you can use to dramatically speed up your writing?

Most people tend to self-edit during the writing process. They see a typo, and they feel the need to fix it immediately. It’s natural, especially if you’re a perfectionist. But you MUST learn to resist the temptation if you want to be a faster writer!

When you’re creating your first (rough) draft, resist the urge to edit and just write. Some people actually prefer to write without even looking at their screen simply to ensure they don’t give in to that urge to edit.

You may be thinking, “Why not just edit as I go and save the time editing more later?”

Well, the creative process is a tricky thing. When you’re writing and you have to stop for something—even briefly—your brain stops its thought process to switch to a different one and you lose your original train of thought. When you go back to it, it takes longer to pick that train of thought back up, or you may even lose it entirely.

This is why drafts are critical.

When you create your draft, just write. Don’t worry about changing typos or anything.

Just write!

When you’re editing, it can be helpful to read your text backwards instead of forwards. That way you’re analyzing individual words rather than sentences, and you will catch more mistakes.

See, when you read what you’ve written, you know what you meant to say, and your brain will often trick you into thinking you’ve written exactly that. But when you read a sentence backward, you see exactly what is written. It makes it easier to see the mistakes.

It’s also helpful to print your document and read and edit it offline. You’ll catch more mistakes this way, as well.

If you REALLY want to learn to write as quickly as possible, you MUST see the next post. It’s a killer tip that will save you a ton of time. Tomorrow is our seventh and final post in this series on how to write faster, and it is super powerful. You aren’t going to want to miss this!

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Editing Drafts