Month 7 - $4550

Last Update: January 01, 2018

This is my last money post until I hit 10k, which I expect to happen this up coming fall.

I made a little over $4500 in commissions from Amazon and this came from 1269 sales and 39,000 unique clicks from Google.

Anyone that's read my posts in the past knows I use a specific keyword strategy to achieve these results, which you can read about here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.co...

Don't worry if you're not getting the same results as me. This is the 7th month of my website but I've been here at Wealthy Affiliate for 2 and half years now.

It took a lot of experimenting, reading and failure to reach this point. The only advice I can give you is this:

1) Don't give up

2) You have to try and write a few hours a day. We're in the content business and you'll need a good amount of content to make this work.

3) Focus on making money. Don't just write "how to" articles that have no shot at making you money. Write plenty of reviews and lengthy best of posts - those two kinds of posts are actually easier to rank than "how to's". I personally would go 60% to 70% money posts and 30% to 40% how to's.

If you're not getting any traction and your past the 6 month mark make sure to read the post I linked to up top - it's everything I've learned to get such fast results.


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MixedGal Premium
Congrats on your success and thanks for this inspiring post and advice.

Jenn
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dchapman3 Premium
Thanks for the great insight once again. Writing is our business and writing with intent to make money.
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Dylan,

I think it is absolutely amazing at what you have accomplish with a website that is just 7 months old. I have read your strategies blog on the 6 figure income.
I look forward to applying your principles to all of my websites, and being able to share my success with you as well.
One hour of writing content per day focused on phase 3 of the customers life cycle WOW what a concept.
Can't wait to see what I can accomplish. The blood is pumping in overdrive now - meet you at the moon baby!!!!

Appreciate you willing to share such great success,

Calvin
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CDevonshire Premium
Very interesting, it will be a slow climb off the bottom! But I will not give up.
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Good
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LouisaB Premium
Hi Dylan! That's an amazing accomplishment! I'm really impressed with all of your posts and blogs. I must say, that you are an inspiration to many people here! I know you will accomplish your goal of 10K. Cannot wait to hear about it. Best to your ongoing success! Louisa B~
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks
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Tiffjack18 Premium
Awesome. So happy for you!
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dekrio61 Premium
Thank you !
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AnnaSweden Premium
Great job - and so very inspiring! Thank you for sharing this! :-)
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herinnelson Premium
That's awesome, Dylan! Love your 6-Figure Training! It's my favorite one here at WA and I refer to it often. Great job!

Erin :)!
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dylanrieger Premium
You're welcome Erin!
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Debs66 Premium
I was just thinking about you Dylan. I haven't really interacted much with you neither but you are superb at what you do.

A great role model something that is truly needed for all Amazoner's if you get me.

Something I myself have never done but wished I had started. My world took me in a different direction.

I think its fab you come back and share too. Most would just flit off and not bother. Yet you dont.

So I just had to say Hi to an Icon.

By the way I am not here to bombard you with questions just to say thank you. :))

~Deborah :)
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks Deborah! I'm better at responding to messages directly if you do ever have a question.
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Debs66 Premium
I shall be back with tons of them lol. :)
Thank you Dylan your a star :)
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Bald Eagle Premium
Dylan - would you go for the money posts straight out of the starting blocks or would you wait for some traffic to build up first?
I ask because I have a few niches I want to try but struggle to come up with "How To" posts and feel that "best ofs" and "reviews" would be easier.

Hope that makes sense
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Robg1 Premium
He says in the blog post 60%-70% money posts and 30% how to's.
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Bald Eagle Premium
Yes I got that but my question is does he do the 30% first and then the 70%?
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Robg1 Premium
I don't think it matters. Just mix it up as you go.
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dylanrieger Premium
Yeah I would start with money posts right away.. no need to wait
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DarrinB Premium
WOW! Thank's so much for this advice and well done to you!
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RobFore Premium
Hey Dylan... awesome conversion stats. We used to promote the amazon affiliate network products years ago. Look at your numbers and conversion... might be time to jump back in the water. Thanks for sharing...
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MariaB4 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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LouisaB Premium
Thank you for the insight!

Do you pay a professional account at Amazon, or are you in for free! Just curious to no where to start at?

Thank you for a reply!

Louisa b
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dylanrieger Premium
its free.. just go to amazon associates
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Zack117 Premium
Great article Dylan! I too am in the Amazon Affiliate club. My website is only a month old and I am looking very forward to taking a look at your strategies! I'll keep in touch when I start seeing results!
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dbriley Premium
Sounds like you are really doing great. Keep up the good work.
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WendyTweedie Premium
Awesome great article.
Wendy
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herinnelson Premium
I've gone through your training several times and have referred several others to it, as well! It's awesome and I am working to duplicate your efforts! Great work, Dylan!
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CarmenAlfaro Premium
That is awesome! Thanks for the advice, it was very helpful. Have a great day :-)
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StPaul Premium
Thanks again for the post. Wishing you great success on the $10K Success post.... You will do it soon!
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Viveksehgal Premium
Hey,
You have mentioned you made 1269 sales. Is this monthly sales figure. If its monthly sales figure do you make only average $3.58 per sale (4550/1269). Please clear.
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dylanrieger Premium
Yep it's monthly
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Queenel13 Premium
Congratulations and thank you for sharing your strategy with us.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem
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MilesW Premium
Thanks for sharing!

Miles
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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viyee Premium
Awesome post and advice. Thanks for sharing, Dylan.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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ArtOZan Premium
I am encouraged and so glad to have found your post. I am going to follow you and your progress. Keep us posted and motivated.
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dylanrieger Premium
Will do
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mechidor Premium
Hi Dylan,

I planning to make a new website using the technique you showed in the post so I can make bit of money:)
I am quite confused about choosing the domain name. If you don't mind, what would be better - ( Domain name + Reviews) Or a general website ( Domain name without reviews)? Or it doesn't matter?
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dylanrieger Premium
It doesn't have to have the word review in it or anything like that. Just make it seem relevant to your niche
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mechidor Premium
Thank you very much, Dylan. I was thinking " Keep you on track" would be a nice name for a sporting niche. What do you think?
Thank you again!
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dylanrieger Premium
That works.. anything relevant will work
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mechidor Premium
Thank you very much for your help!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem
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midhunvm Premium
Congratulations Dylan ! so you took a brand new sports website with zero authority in google to $4550 per month within 7 months?
following the "best of" and training here at WA?

Do you think it is possible for someone starting out to achieve similar results(over $1000/month) in 7 months following your strategy?
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dylanrieger Premium
I definitely think it's possible. I took everything I learned in the last few years and put it towards this website. I knew I had good keywords and just wrote like crazy - every day.
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midhunvm Premium
Wow ! you are really fast with your response! Thank you :)

Have you used the keyword tool here at WA to find your keywords or some other?
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dylanrieger Premium
free keyword tool here
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midhunvm Premium
Awesome! you are really an inspiration Dylan.

I can't wait to see you hit 10k :) looking forward to it.
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dylanrieger Premium
Same!
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Micutsa Premium
Wow! This is really inspiring!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks
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StefanoV Premium
Nice!! Good job
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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BShafferman Premium
Congratulations. Keep up the great work.
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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Luch Premium
Well done and thank you for inspiring me to push through the challenges of this business!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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work4nobody Premium
Great job. I am making a few sales, but not like you. Keep up the good work.
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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rmestepa2017 Premium
That's great Dylan. I'm inspired. Thanks!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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bd1982 Premium
Congrats man. Keep going on :)
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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HMinhas Premium
Congratulations!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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GayleneNepia Premium
That's awesome Dylan, thanks for sharing. All the best for the new year :-)
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks and same!
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome news, Dylan. This is SO inspiring. I love your transparency and your kindness. Thank you so much for sharing your tips and nuggets.
Continued success.
M
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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ecomtom Premium
Congrats on your success Dylan, and thanks for sharing. Tom
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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adreyna Premium
Very inspiring post! Thanks for the helpful information.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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Stella2 Premium
Thanks for sharing this awesome inspiration, Dylan!
All the best to you in 2018! :-)
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks and same to you!
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DEversley Premium
Hey man!! Where were you all along. We want more:).
Thanks much for sharing and congrats Dylan!

All the best for 2018 and beyond!
David
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks David
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suzieq Premium
Congrats Dylan. It’s stories like this that keep the rest of us going. When you say write every day, do you mean publish every day?
Blessings
Suzanne
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dylanrieger Premium
No I don't publish every day.. sometimes it takes me 4 or 5 days to get some of my lengthier posts out. I shoot to publish twice a week
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suzieq Premium
Ok thanks. I’m starting out with bootcamp so promoting WA. I’m trying to provide lots of info for beginners but wondering what you think would be more effective. I try to do reviews but it hard if you’re not a paying member of other platforms. You have to rely on what you see on their home page and use other’s reviews.
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dylanrieger Premium
I usually don't write individual reviews and I don't promote WA. You'd probably have better luck asking someone who does promote WA
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John-Day Premium
Congrats Dylan! Great advice and article. Alot of us can definitely learn from you. Happy New Year! :)

John
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dylanrieger Premium
Happy new year to you too
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CherylK Premium
That's fabulous! Had a lot of bumps in my road these past couple of years but I'm eager to get back in the saddle. I've made zero on Amazon but it's my own fault, I'm sure. I will definitely read your training post.
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dylanrieger Premium
I've struggled too and overcame it. It can be done!
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Tzbiz Premium
Good advice and thanks for the inspiration!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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StephonG Premium
Thanks for this! So prior the the 7 months, how much of the last two years did you devote to WA?
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dylanrieger Premium
You can read about my first 2 years at WA here:
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Great post. I found it to be very informative. I am new to this so I am taking the opportunity to see what's working and what isn't.
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dylanrieger Premium
Glad you liked it!
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followzhao Premium
Just wrote a 4.5k word best of list in 2 days! Was the most tiring ever having to research the products and come up with the words! But very fulfilling! Following your footsteps man! Crazy inspiration.
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dylanrieger Premium
I would come up with the products for 5 keywords first and then write after - it's less tiring that way
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followzhao Premium
Yeap, i'll keep that in mind. Thanks!
Pity wordpress gets seriously laggy when i put in the images and links for a 5k words article, makes it difficult to edit.
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dylanrieger Premium
Never experienced that
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AdeRobinson Premium
I write first. Then edit. Then add the links, then add the images. Break it up into steps, not everything one time.
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followzhao Premium
Yeapp thats what i did - thanks for the tips tho. I realised wordpress is slow just for that short 15mins, it was fine after that.

I guess it was tiring writing the 4.5k article as i was trying to produce results as fast as possible in 2018 haha. Well i guess i need to take it slow or else i might burn out
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AdeRobinson Premium
Yea I'm not a huge fan of writing either. I break it up into 30 minute chunks and take breaks, so I don't think of it like I'm "doing as much as possible." On average I get about 2,000 - 2,500 words in per day.
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KKeefer Premium
Opened your link,, it's this afternoon's read! Congratulations on your achievement!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks and hope it helps
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MarnikV Premium
Awesome man, congrats!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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DianaDM Premium
Thank you for this inspiring share.
You give me alot of hope to carry on.
Blessings
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dylanrieger Premium
You're welcome!
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shazzaWA Premium
Hi Dylan,
This is fantastic. I understand what you mean regarding Best of and dates as I have a few that are ranking well so it does work well. Shame I put the year in the url but will now remove manually with future posts!! So thanks for that tip.

How many posts are you generally writing each week?
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dylanrieger Premium
I shoot for 2 a week but it depends how long the posts are
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SuzaMarie Premium
Congrats!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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YourBizTips Premium
Thanks for sharing Dylan.

I wish you and your loved ones a Very Happy, Healthy and a more Successful New Year from the south of France!

John ツ
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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IfeomaChinae Premium
Excellent!!! I am impressed and motivated by your huge success. Thanks for sharing.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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shazzaWA Premium
Awesome!
Thanks also for sharing with us all, your insights to earning this.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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hotshotlegal Premium
Hello Dylan, and happy New Year to you. Thank you for this motivating post, this is helpful to me as I have just started a new venture - I will definitely read your training on keyword strategy. Thank you again and really well done on your successes so far! Amanda
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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littlemama Premium
Congrats Dylan! Nicely done and ended with more than double your last month, that's awesome! I can't imagine your site not hitting $10K/month sooner than Fall. I look forward to your $10K post!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks and some of my keywords are seasonal so I'm expecting a plateau until the fall
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dailydoseofk Premium
Woohoo!!! Congrats!! =) Excited to hit that point!!! =)
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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JackieSmith Premium
Congratulations Dylan!!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks
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mechidor Premium
Awesome! Congratulations!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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Zarina Premium
Every time I am getting a bit tired working on my site following your strategy, I see your inspirational post and I am back at it!!! This is very exciting news, Dylan, congrats!!!
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dylanrieger Premium
You'll get there too! Just keep going with it!
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Robg1 Premium
That's fantastic. How long is a lengthy best of post?????
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dylanrieger Premium
Read through the post I linked to.. I would say 3000 words per 10 products
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ShelleyLewin Premium
Such a good job. Well done Dylan and hopefully we read your 10k update soon
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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TaniaHersel Premium
Great to know what you have achieved. Thank you for sharing. Look forward to hearing about your 10k success.
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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skmorrow Premium
Nice work. Hopefully, we will hear from you before the fall! Seriously, your success is motivating me every day. I will keep on writing and writing and see where I end up in the spring. Thanks again.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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Zarina Premium
Tell me about it! He's gonna be probably my #2 two reason for success after the Wealthy affiliate platform as my #1 for giving me the training and tools to work with lol
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RD40 Premium
Awesome job Dylan! This advice works everyone. I'm already seeing the effects of this strategy.
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks man!
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msubhadeep Premium
Congratulations, Dylan. Thanks for sharing. Have a great year ahead!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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JLennon Premium
Congratulations on your achievement and thank you for sharing it.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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TCUK Premium
Nicely done Dylanrieger.
That's roughly $3.54 in average commission per sale. Can you share what is the average Amazon retail price of the items you promoting? Of course your audience may also happen to buy other non-related items.
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dylanrieger Premium
I usually target keywords that have products over $100
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ContentBySue Premium
You're an inspiration, Dylan! Congratulations on your latest achievement.

All the best to you,
Sue
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks Sue
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Grover6304 Premium
Thanks for your post and congrats on your success
Steve
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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GailLowe Premium
This is very inspirational and thank you for sharing. I will check out your other posts as well. Thanks and well done on your success. Gail
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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natekidd Premium
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your next update. Your words about not giving up is definitely inspiring. Love your results.
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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IvyT Premium
Brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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Thanks again. I have been learning a lot from you. I wish you Happy New Year and all the best in your online business journey!
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dylanrieger Premium
Happy new year to you too
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CowboyJames Premium
Thank you for the post. Glad to hear of your success.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem1
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AdeRobinson Premium
Awesome. I have a ton of "how to" "what is" etc posts (about 65% of my content) so I'll be doing reviews and best ofs for a while now.

Happy new year.
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dylanrieger Premium
That's a good idea.. I would spend atleast a few months doing that.
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babyboomer23 Premium
Thank you so much for you post. It’s so inspiring and I have registered a domain to implement your specific keyword strategy “ best of” posts. I will be in touch with you at a later date for your feedback

Once again thank you for your inspiring content

Jeff
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dylanrieger Premium
Glad I could help.. make sure to follow all the advice in the post and you should see good results in the next 6th months
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MKearns Premium
Great $ goal attained Dylan!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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asmithxu Premium
Simply awesome! You have helped me switch my focus in a different direction
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dylanrieger Premium
Glad I could help!
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