A while ago I posted about earning $5K in a month through a single niche site, that site has continued earning and generated just shy of $9K throughout December 2016.

I'm not really doing anything different than what's taught here. Well, I haven't really started with social media, yet. No AdWords, no intentionally built backlinks, no guest posts on other blogs, nothing special has been done. Just simple white hat SEO bringing in organic search traffic.

Here's a shot of my Google Analytics so you can see I'm not joking about having basically zero social media traffic (for all of 2016):

Throughout 2017 I'll be hitting social media hard and jumping into YouTube as well. Should be interesting! Hoping to finally break 6-figures in online income by 2018!

I hope you're reaching and exceeding your goals as well!

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DonovanReich Premium
Wow, that's truly impressive! I can't wait to reach those goals!

I'm even more inspired to carry on and see where I will be six months to a year from now.

Cheers! :)

- Donovan
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SantaFez Premium
That is inspiring and encouraging! Thank you for sharing.
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EOPolini Premium
Very inspiring, thanks for posting. I'm sure you'll crush it in 2017!
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TrishaDawn19 Premium
I want to do this is well. Congratulations!!!
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RicoSuave196 Premium
Wow ! Fantastic job ! Continued success to you and thanks for the encouraging post ! :)
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herinnelson Premium
WOW! AWESOME JOB..and just since January!! Any advice would be great! I am not getting the traffic at all as you and have implemented so much from the training. I will work on the SEO more. Enjoy and keep up the incredible work! See you around!
Erin
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Mubs1 Premium
your doing great and what really excites me for you is that you haven't even started social media or video marketing via YouTube.

boy if you master these things you could be hitting massive numbers each month
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atthetop23 Premium
Very Inspiring, you're at where we all want to be. Those of us who are working hard at this, one day we will get there. Thanks for sharing.
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BOwusu Premium
Congrats!
Good work.
Thanks for sharing
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ksandberg Premium
Can't wait to hear about it! Social media marketing scares me but I know it can dramatically increase views so good luck!
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amyr2017 Premium
Amazing -- !!! Inspirational...!!!!!!!
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MrKent Premium
so much jelly...
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Good job buddy
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RayeH3 Premium
Fantastic and inspiring!
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DavidHenke Premium
Hello, Bthiel,
Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your success. It really helps to see that success can follow from a focused strategy. Also very glad to see that WA information is finely tuned to train what is necessary to make success like yours repeatable.
Continued success. Cordially, David
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
well done and congrats
thanks for sharing
cheers PB
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IsaacSc Premium
Congrats buddy! I'm nowhere near your level but you just gave me the motivation to continue pursuing my goals =)

Just wonder how much article do you submit in a week? I'm submitting minimum 2 articles/week and while the traffic is increasing, it's nowhere near your level.
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Kambas Premium
According to Kyle we should do 3 posts a week.
2 articles is still very good.
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bthiel Premium
Thanks Isaac! As long as you keep fighting forward you'll get there and even farther, without a doubt :)

Kambas is right, 3/week is a "sweet spot" but you can definitely get by with 2/week no problem. Personally, I was posting daily in the early days of my site, I spent a lot of time brainstorming new post ideas and even more time executing on those ideas.

Consistency is key.
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IsaacSc Premium
Thanks! No wonder you're reaping the rewards much faster than I am - you're putting at least 3x the effort. Seems like I'll have to step up my effort too =)
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Nawseefali Premium
Hi kambas,
can you explain me what do you mean by "Article"?
thanks :)

Nawseef
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liplovelc Premium
congrats!
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PDWilliams Premium
Congratulations! Great work.
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Belden Premium
Amazing Amazon commissions. Congratulations
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MoritzS Premium
What's your niche? :p

Just kidding. :D

Congrats. Amazing job. :)
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bthiel Premium
lol it's tech related.

thanks :)
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WTucker1 Premium
that is FANTASTIC. We all want to get where you are
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Lourdes25 Premium
Thanks a lot for sharing. But I am curious on your screen shot of bank statement. Its showing that Summary and Fees looks almost the same. How much fees are you paying? Is that much? Thanks again. Cheers.
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bthiel Premium
That's not a bank statement, that's actually Amazon's reporting center :)

"Fees" are the total sum of commissions for items shipped, "Summary" is the total sum of absolutely everything including Amazon's "Bounty programs" like getting people to sign up for Prime, etc.

If you add "Bounties" and "Fees" together, you'll get the "Summary".
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Lourdes25 Premium
That's really awesome! Congratulations.
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bthiel Premium
Thanks! The same should be possible for almost anyone who implements the WA training in the right way :)
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amyr2017 Premium
Can we see your site? I don't see links to it anywhere here. Thanks!
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BigEvent Premium
That's amazing! Congratulations.
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E-Udoh Premium
Congratulations!
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KyleManning Premium
That's awesome inspiration.
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Borneoman Premium
Congrats! Your story inspired me to work even harder.
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tonlip1 Premium
This is a very inspirational post and thank you for sharing. I definitely want to revisit creating a niche site after building out my WA promotion site. My passion is aquariums and fish keeping so this is what I was targeting. Do you think this is too broad or should I narrow it down further?
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Daniel-F Premium
in order to have a successful google-grabbing site you need a good 90 to 100 pages/posts written. i think a general all-encompassing aquarium site would be awesome. talk about setting it up. you could do a page just on coral, another on aeration, etc. then you could do a page for each of your favorite fish - talk about the pros and cons of each; colors, size, life span, diet, etc, etc. good luck
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CraigW315 Premium
This is brilliant. I am very happy for you! That's about 4 months salary for me at my full-time job (well, actually, I don't work there anymore; I am sadly unemployed at the moment).

How old is this site? I'd sell assorted body parts to start earning that on a regular basis.
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Simobrat Premium
Haha, loved the sarcasm at the end.

I'd say this site is at the very least 1 year old, maybe more like 1.5 yo to be more realistic. Unless he hit the jackpot in a non competitive and lucrative niche. And he probably puts put loads of articles in the meantime.

Best of luck with your future employment bro!

God bless and cheers,
Simon
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CraigW315 Premium
Thanks. It's been cool being at home, but considerably less cool not earning any money for the past couple of months.
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AmyPaul Premium
Let me know if you start selling those body parts. I could use a decent right kidney, and my hubby definitely needs ears and a left knee. Just keeping my feelers out for when you get a move on.
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CraigW315 Premium
Well, the ears aren't what they used to be, but the other parts are holding up ok. I'll keep you in mind. ;)
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amyr2017 Premium
Body parts...! Why didn't I think of that...?!
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eporucius Premium
Pretty cool;)
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elvalen1987 Premium
This is awesome man, great inspiration to keep working hard!
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rgengania Premium
Congratulations! Its an encouraging work.
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sharonwhyte Premium
Very very cool - well done to you - I just came back from your other post of 5k per mth!!! Very inspiring.
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Leody Premium
This is fantastic and awesome!
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TerriD1 Premium
Congratulations, Jen. I wish you the best of luck continuing forward.
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NWTDennis Premium
Very encouraging, if for no other reason than you are just using basic SEO techniques from the training. I assume you mean content marketing?

May I ask what your typical posting rate was in 2016?
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Daniel-F Premium
VERY encouraging, thanks!
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MixedGal Premium
That's really awesome. Congrats
Jenn
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome! Congrats.
Michelle
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RTMills Premium
Thanks for sharing some real numbers, it helps with real expectations and goals.
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Jaclow Premium
I am so happy to read your post - its very motiving. I follow you
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Lilika84 Premium
Wow wow wow!!! I am impressed! I am totally impressed and inspired! Thank you so much for this!!! :))))
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AnthonyKing Premium
Well done! Great to get inspiration like this.
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jimmyvestal1 Premium
Bthield, If you don't mind me asking did you ever have sites that you gave up on and switched niches? if so, how did you know when to give up on them?
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NEH Premium
This is awesome, great to see!
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Simowatto Premium
wow congrats mate ?:) happy for ya :)
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KerriM Premium
Congrats!
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atauds Premium
Way to go! Congrats!!!
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adreyna Premium
Nice job! Very motivating post - thanks for the share.
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thriftymom Premium
Wow! very amazing! Hope I could do that as well!
- Ces
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JHall1 Premium
Boom! Thanks for the motivation Btheil...great way to start the new year. :)
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Shawn39 Premium
Awesome $ info. Thanks !
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Simobrat Premium
Amazing work, definitely inspiring.

But what affiliate programs are you using in order to achieve such revenue?

Because amazon offers very small comission % and unless you sell hundreds of products through their website I don't see how it can work.

Or if you push expensive stuff like drones, fridges, tv's etc.

Cheers again and god bless you in 2017,
Simon
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bthiel Premium
I use Amazon, but I don't sell hundreds of items each month, I have to sell thousands. That report is 100% Amazon's, not something I have created - anyone who uses them will definitely recognize it :)

I sold just shy of 4000 items (entirely through Amazon) last month, 3800 or so of which shipped, totaling $243,774.80 and earning me what you see above. I sell relatively low-ticket items in the range of $50-$500

Here's another pic so you can see I'm not lying ;)
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Simobrat Premium
So it is possible to earn a lot of $ from amazon, even if the people who buy something are ~4000 from 50 000 clicks.

But products ranging from 50-500$ ain't that bad. My niche is targeting anything from 30-80$ so I pray my conversion is close to 100% lol.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your achievements.

All the best and god bless,
Simon
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bthiel Premium
100% conversion ratio is impossible. Expect it to be closer to 10% ;)
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Miren Premium
Wow! Congrats on your success! Thanks for sharing, it's so motivating =)
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That's motivated me :)) love a success story
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ZoraGolub Premium
Thank you for this post. I will follow the discussion here. It is very interesting.

Lora
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ptdata Premium
This is awesome! Congrats!! What's awesome is that you are just doing this with SEO alone and no social media promo. Very inspiring!
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bthiel Premium
Thanks! I'm hoping to change that throughout 2017 and get some SM interaction happening.
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MarthaQ1 Premium
Wow!! That is so inspiring and motivational. A big well done for your success. Thank you for sharing. God bless
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bthiel Premium
Thanks! My main goal was to motivate, so I'm glad to hear it worked :)
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MarkusN Premium
Hey quick question, what program did you use to get that "overview report"?
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bthiel Premium
The top one is Amazon's report and the bottom one is Google Analytics - I probably should have mentioned that, my bad :)
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MarkusN Premium
Thanks!
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bthiel Premium
No problem!
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MarkusN Premium
Beautiful.
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littlemama Premium
You've mentioned a couple of times it's how you're selling it... can you share the approach? Is it more product review posts vs how to posts?
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bthiel Premium
There's a healthy balance between the two. I'd guess that for every review I have there are probably 3-4 informative/how to posts. Those informative posts often link to reviews of things used/talked about in the post, but not always.

Like I said above, I'm not really doing anything different than what's taught here. Other than slacking on the whole social media thing and basically anything outside of white hat SEO :)
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littlemama Premium
Thanks Branton.. you know what? No matter how many times I've read and KNOW that the training works here, I still like to get the personal insight of ones who's made it. LOL It's just my nature... and you know what? Your little insight of reviews vs info/how-to posts, gives me great hope for my site, so thank you for this!!! I think this was better than me asking about your niche for sure. :)

Thanks so much for answering my question!!
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Johnyipkh Premium
Your inspiration truly touches all of us.
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Jenna7 Premium
Congratulations! This is so cool and awesome to see.
Thank you for sharing with us and Happy New Year. :)
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bthiel Premium
Thanks!

Happy New Year :)
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AriefWibowo Premium
WOW! That is amazing!
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bthiel Premium
Thanks, Arief!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
THAT IS SWEET!!!

Thanks for sharing that with us!
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WilliamBH Premium
Great results. Amazing. I notice you don't have you have your website on your profile :) All the best, Cheers, William.
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bthiel Premium
Hey William,

Thanks!

That's because I have enough copycats outside of WA, I don't need to add more to the already big dogpile :) Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that's you, but they exist everywhere as I'm sure you well know!

Something I've noticed is that it doesn't matter so much what you're selling (within reason), it matters more how you're selling it.
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WilliamBH Premium
Yes thanks .. and agree (although you are more expert than me) .. niche is not the issue for me but rather the website layout and process. Thanks for your reply and for sharing.

Cheers, William.
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bthiel Premium
That makes sense, but what works in my niche may not work in yours. You would get a better sense of what will work in your niche via competition research.
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WilliamBH Premium
I get that you don't want to share what you are doing. LOL. It is ok. Cheers, William.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Branton and you are a prime example of what I taught in my live class on Friday. I indicated precisely what you are saying. You don't need to be involved in many niches, you don't need to be doing everything ( social, instagram, PPC, SEO, guest blogging, ad buys, Youtube, etc) to succeed, and you simply need to focus, build a solid foundation, get the formula for success down, and then do more of what you are doing.

I have a feeling 2017 is going to be a really big year for you and I look forward to seeing it unfold!
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bthiel Premium
Thanks, Kyle! That means heaps coming from you!

I missed the class, but I'm going to catch the replay right now. Are you planning on doing more of them in the future?

I'm definitely going to be working triple-time on scaling this out through 2017! Working on some innovations which I think are really going to catapult me ahead of the competition :)

I sure hope so and I hope you crush your 2017 milestones also!
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littlemama Premium
This is so awesome you're updating us!! This is great to see and so encouraging for others! Can you just share your niche by any chance?
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bthiel Premium
I'm in the technology field, but I won't go much deeper than that.

Something more important than learning my niche is discovering your own niche :)
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littlemama Premium
Yes I understand that, and I know a lot of successful people on here don't want to share their niche. I appreciate that you at least said it's in the tech field. Thanks so much! :)
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