$2477.50 Since Becoming A WA Affiliate - My Strategy

Last Update: October 06, 2016

Before entering into the 'make money online' niche I was very skeptical of my chances of success. But I put my faith into the Affiliate BootCamp training like I did 4 years ago with the Online Entrepreneur Certification course.

But Why Enter The Make Money Niche?

Isn't It Crazy Competitive!

After achieving great success with marketing physical products from Amazon.com (https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/josh-from-oz/blog/...), I knew it was time to expand. Plus I learned the HARD WAY about putting all your eggs into 1 basket last year. So a new income stream I demanded, and there's none better than the Wealthy Affiliate Referral Program right!

Knowing that the training was going to be first class and accurate I dived in. I was right, the training by Kyle was spot on and the result of taking action is so far to date $2477.50. So here's a breakdown of the results for those people that like stats followed by some tips to help you get Wealthy Affiliate commissions.




245 Days Online = $2477.50 To Date

I started my WA referral website earlier this year on February the 3rd, which is exactly 245 days ago. So in the last 8 months I have been following the training and writing content. Note: I haven't even finished the training yet, only up to Course 4, lesson 8.

As for content I have 60 posts and 15 pages =75 in total which includes: about me page, disclaimers etc.

So for some useless stats:
  • 75 pages online over 245 days (Up to October 6 2016) = 2.14 posts published per week
  • Average post takes 2.5 hours to write =187.5 hours
  • Pay Rate of $2477.50/187.5 = $13.05 per hour on average. Or $9.98 per day+
  • 22,645 Unique ORGANIC Traffic (Not Including social media etc)
  • 453 TOTAL signups (Premium and Free). 47 Premium Sign Ups
  • Conversion Rate For Organic Visitors To my site that converts to Signups=2%
  • Total Unique Clicks To WA 2,752 = Of the total 2% traffic sent to WA form my site, 16.46% of them create a account here.
  • Conversion from free to premium member = 10.37%

Where To From Here?

In order for me to get 1 premium sign up per day and qualify for Vegas I need to improve my traffic. Based on my current traffic and average conversion rates. I NEED 481 organic traffic to my site every day in order to get 1 premium referral every day. That would equal 365 premium referrals a year, based on averages of my current stats.

If you work out the average right now, I'm getting 92.42 unique organic visitors daily. But this includes the first 2 months where traffic was very slow due to it being a new Website. So basically I need to do 5.2 x more work to reach this goal quicker. Which is totally possible as I treat this site as a side Gig to my Amazon sites. Plus, organic SEO rankings will continue on even if I abandoned this site right now and I would continue to get traffic on autopilot. Which is why I love ranking in Google :)

Now you know the numbers I am getting and aiming for. Now you and have a realistic 'case study' if you will, to gauge your traffic numbers by. Perhaps my conversion rates are low? Or perhaps they are average?. Either way I have discovered, that in the make money online niche, the conversions are generally lower (2% of all my traffic signs up for WA) than my Amazon niche niche which convert much higher.

My Tips To Make Money With Wealthy Affiliate Referral Program

Follow the training word for word!. Don't skip a single step. I learned a handy Pinterest tip by following the training which I didn't expect. Simple little things like that can make a big difference to your business. Don't pass it off as just something Kyle has thrown in there too make the course longer. It's in there for a very good reason.

Quick Ways To Get WA Referrals!

My second month promoting WA and I had received a payment from WA already. So earning your membership fees can be done quickly!.

This is how I did it and still do it: Follow the training to set up the foundation of your site.Make a mixture of content:

1. long term keywords under 50QSR to keep the passive traffic flowing in, Keywords that are related to making money; how to's and what is etc..

2. Review brand new make money products from places like warriorplus and JVZoo. You need to review these products as soon as they are released (Or before they are released if you can). This is because these products only have a short lifespan before nobody is promoting them anymore. So you pick up a big boost in traffic because 100's of internet marketers are spamming their email lists with these WSO's etc. Give an honest review and explain why its most likely rubbish and suggest to them a better way = WA!!


In some cases you can get these products as a review copy before they are released for free. You got to ask the seller beforehand (At least 1-2 weeks before launch) for a review copy.

Another way is to search google for any info you can find on these products and make your own review.

But I personally prefer to buy the product and use the receipt and backstage screenshots as a way of connecting with the readers because they can see I have actually bought the product. So I earn trust immediately, as the people who email these products rarely ever own the course.

Ponzi Scams: These are great sources of traffic and you don't even have to waste your money investing in them. Because they are SCAMS!!! you can explain to your readers why so and so is a ponzi scam and how they will inevitably get shut down or run away with the customers money. Some scams last a month while some can last longer than a year. So you can get year round traffic while saving people from scams. Google: Ponzi Scams if you are unsure what they are.

Social Media Tip!

Create branded accounts on all the social media accounts; Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, FB, Tumblr etc.

But don't follow other people in your niche!. Whats the good of following another 'make money online' account, because they are just trying to get you to sign up to their product.

INSTEAD, follow the people who are following these other ;make money' social media accounts. This shows me that they are interested in making money online because they are already following another 'make money' account. These people have real names, not branded names like getrichtoday, makeitonline, make500today etc etc. You can follow these kinds of people if you want to get ideas and such, but I wouldn't follow too many of them.

That's It!

So anyone really can make money in any niche, even the make money online niche. The training here is spot on and will guide you to success. Of course there are other ways to get WA referrals, but this is just how I do it right now. So maybe in 1 year from now I can reflect on how things have changed (For the better).. Happy Marketing :)





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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Josh,

It looks like you can be my model to success through WA. I will spend more time to consume your contents. Hopefully, I can unfold a successful chapter of online business by selling life-/health-related digital info, services, products, books, etc. and affiliate marketing by modifying and repackaging the contents inside www.ForMeFirst.com and www.sick-ask.com. My proposed site for this endeavor is www.ebettercare.com. Please look over my plan, and I appreciate your comments, opinions, and advice.

Currently, I am in my second week of WA Premium, and at the very beginning of Level 3 Training. Thus far, I have experienced a roller-coaster ups and downs of hope/hype to succeed in eCommerce. I hope you may help me to soothe and smooth out my ride on WA Premium to success.

Thanks-a-million!


James Chin-Ti Lin, M.D.
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From0to100 Premium
Hi, Josh! How exactly do you see what opportunities are waiting to be launched at JVzoo and WF? I can only see those that were launched in the last few days, I don't see anywhere an option to show me the products that will be launched in 2-3 days or a week from now.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hi Andrei, when you are logged into WarriorPlus, go to affiliates and then "launch calendar". Click on whatever products interest you for the planned launch days. For JVzoo log in and click on 'Affiliates - Find Products" Then click on the 'Launched' button and it will re-order the products from the future backwards. Atm the first pre-launch is October 12.
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From0to100 Premium
Oh my god! I confused Warrior plus with Warrior forum and for JVzoo, it asked me to complete the payout method before showing me that page. Thank you so much for helping me!
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Josh From Oz Premium
No problems :)
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drlumsden Premium
Hi Josh;

Congratulations on your progress!

I'm a recent Premium member, new to the Industry, and enjoying the community, Kyle, Carson, and WA. I am glad to have come across you. What do I need to do to set up a profitable website (referral business) on autopilot? I've experienced being burned by amazon, and two companies I found out had stolen money ( about $400.00 from my credit card: 1 Web Advantage and Geeker.com).

I eagerly await your reply.

DRL
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abdul11 Premium
I never used auto pilot but you can try it
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drlumsden Premium
abdul11

Thank you for responding.

DRL
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Josh From Oz Premium
Everything on this page and what is taught in Bootcamp is how I set up my referral business. It's just a matter of adding content and never giving up. Keyword research is the greatest thing you could ever master in my opinion.
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drlumsden Premium
Good morning Josh from Oz,

Good clue.
A way to pull a person out of the Newbie Trap into earning money on line
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Josh, thanks very much for sharing this! I was only going to stick to one site but I see your point of making other sites. As soon as my first site is making income, I will definitely be working on another. I'll start making a list though of some of my niche ideas....
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LizHennessy Premium
Thanks for sharing this Josh! (I am from Oz too :) ). One question though-do you really find that once ranked you can leave the website alone for a while? I am wanting to focus on a new website at the moment, and wondering if I just leave my other website for a couple of months which has been making me money if it will keep making me money? the other site is over a year old now. I do notice my first page rankings fluctuate up and down so that is why I feel nervous leaving it be for a while. What are your thoughts?
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Josh From Oz Premium
It all depends on how many competitor are nipping at your heels. I have found that the low hanging fruit keywords hold rather well becasue they aren't highly competitive terms and you are not fighting constantly to stay on page one. For example a keyword with only 15 QSR to begin with is not a 'hot topic' that has 100's of marketers trying to knock you down. So once your post is established I think it's fine to take time off.

I have sites that havent been touched all of 2017 and barely at all in 2016 which are making consistent income like it was in 2014 for example. Sometimes life gets in the way and we are forced away from our sites for a month anyways (Whats wrong with a holiday google:).

I'm pretty lazy when it comes to checking rankings. I mostly check in on sales(daily) and traffic stats like once a month. If sales are down I will check traffic. I have pretty consistent traffic and some niches work well over the weekends while others drop off over the weekends. So it could be the reason you are seeing fluctuation?.
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LizHennessy Premium
Thanks Josh. Yes the low hanging fruit makes sense. Had not thought about it like that. Phew-I can drop the basket for a bit and pick up another and not feel too guilty. Yay!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Haha I am a fan of multiple baskets. Would hate to loose everything in one swoop, like getting hacked or what not. I forgot to say that I only abandon sites temporarily if they are not new. If life gets to busy and I know I won't be able to do anything for a site that is only a month old or so, then I will outsource an article or 2 to keep it ticking over. It's kinda my routine, work on 2-3 new sites a year and the older sites get left to fend for themselves a bit.
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LizHennessy Premium
Perfect. That was kind of what I was thinking.:)
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AfqmBiz Premium
Terrific, my friend. I did the same by buying or opt for JV Zoo products that already on a FREE option. This is the area where I need to learn quickly on providing reviews based on our own experience. Although I feel I am a bit late and taking times to reach a certain accomplishment, but the moment is just right to come across case study and success experience from the people like you, mate. Thanks :)
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From0to100 Premium
Hello Josh! I am completely lost... How do you promote the recently launched programs if you decide not to buy them? Where you get your info if it is a scam or not? Or where you get some testimonials or some other review for it? Sorry for the newbie questions, I am pretty new at this stuff
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Josh From Oz Premium
I don't promote them, I review them once I have bought the product. If they are good then I will add a affiliate link. If they are bad (Most are) I will recommend people join WA instead and send them to my WA review. They are not usually scams, just not very good informative products in comparison to WA. I try to buy the products on the day they come out or on pre-launch if possible. Join up to warrior Plus and JVzoo as an affiliate to check out which products are coming out in the next few days.
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egonsarv Premium
Very encouraging testimonial, sir. I'm just wondering, if you with 92 uniques per day could turn your visitors into customers, why I fail to do that (I have worked hard and have achieved 120-140 uniques these days) However, no customers at all. Am I doing something wrong?

Your stats give me hope, though. Because gaining traffic in the make-money-online niche is usually the hardest part.

As for me, I have found, turning visitors into customers seems to be as hard though.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Something is not converting, so I would find out which pages you are getting traffic on and try to make call to actions to read your WA Review. Every post on my site has a banner after the intro inviting the reader to Check out my #1 recommendation. Also text links and a banner down the bottom of the post to read my WA review. It is a numbers game, so you gotta work on making the numbers work in your favor.
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egonsarv Premium
I followed Kyle's teachings and example (the CTA link in the end of each and every post).

Somehow I have failed to attract people clicking on these CTA's.

And my WA review (I have written couple of them) have not converted either (the one I am using now - It gets something like 1 referral per month - and they don't turn premiums... )

I'm just trying to figure out my main weaknesses and then iron them out.

For that banner - do you use a plugin or you insert it manually into the body text?

can you check my site (a quick look) and any of my reviews - what do you think? Why don't they convert...?

I'd be very thankful, sir :)

Ahh, it's here egonsarvreviews.com
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thriftymom Premium
Hi Egon! I'm not an expert but I've visited your site to check it out and I have some ideas here for you that could help.

1. Lack of comments on your recent posts. Engagement is very important.
2. Try to be more creative on introducing WA on your review posts. Like comparing why WA is better option than trying this kind of online money making program rather than just telling your readers to try WA.
3. I have checked your WA review with 44 proofs, there are some photos that did not showed up, check it again. Also, it is better to link your captured photos to the blog post itself with your affiliate link on it.
4. The sumome widget covers the left side article which made it harder to read. I dont know how it can be fixed but try putting it in an area where it will not cover some of your content.
5. You have said that you have referrals who doesn't convert to premium, that only means that your strategy on finding referral works, but maybe you might have missed to follow up with them, connect with them, help them and be friends with them. Try to catch up with them without any salestalk but a sincere friendly talk to motivate them.
6. Research about other successful internet marketers and study how they do it.
7. Your personal income proofs on making your WA websites encourage your refs to convert. Make a successful business first at WA through its courses so you can successfully promote WA as well.

Hope this helps. I'm not an expert but I think these could help.

- Ces
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egonsarv Premium
Hi Ces,

Thank you very much for the feedback. It's been tremendous help and I am not exaggerating.

1. There are 2 problems with the comments. First, I have some technical issues why I cannot request comments via WA Site comments (WA customer service deals with it). Second, I have been wondering why nobody does not want to comment my site. Is my content boring or what?

2. I try to be more creative and figure out more creative ways. :)

3. This is not my main review but, as you told, I need to rewrite the whole page.

4. This is a surprise - Just few days ago I installed Sumome (previously I had Shareaholic) and I did not know it covers part of the content. May I ask you - did you use desktop or mobile or tablet to check my content? Which of them gets it covered? Because my 14" screen - it works find and in my phone the social icons are in the bottom (not in the left).

5. In fact I've tried to be friendly with them but well, until now they have not preferred not to pick it up (even with Kyle). I will try, ma'am :)

6. Thank you! I will do.

7. That's the question. If don''t have a personal proof yet, how to get the first ones in. Because once you have proofs you have done it, it's way easier - you show, "Hey! Look. I've done it. Here's the proof.

But if I have not done it yet, then what? I don't know...

Anyway, thank you again for your recommendations, ma'am :)
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Edwardtrave1 Premium
Thank you for the information. You may have mentioned it, but how long from the date you signed up, did it take for you to make that first dollar? The faster I can show my wife ANY income from my efforts will be great, so she can see that it's the real deal.
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hirohurl Premium
Hi Josh, Those are some excellent tips. Your Pinterest experience is a good example of how NOT skipping over the bootcamp training can pay dividends, and the way you have run with it is very impressive, as is your willingness to share your secrets with us. Inspiring stuff. Thank you.
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salbene Premium
thank you for sharing this, it is very revealing and I was looking for someone who would be able to share their results.

that said, from all the work you put in so far since 8 month, is $2470 not too little? Or is that every month? I am guessing you had more success from working on your amazon affiliate, is that market not more lucrative?
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GiuliaB Premium
First of all Josh, wow!!! And wow, and wow again!!!
Secondly,at first I looked at your profile, saw you'd been with WA since 2012 and thought 'well done to him, but really, such a long time'. Then I read your blog and, welll, all was revealed: only in 245 days!!!
What can I say, if any of us needed a boost in motivation, well we've got it now by reading through your recommendations and your achievements. Well done mate, really really well done!!!!!
Giulia :)
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Josh From Oz Premium
Thanks Giulia, yea this is not my first website :). I like making niche websites as well. So they keep me busy. It's just a matter of keeping on keeping on. Best wishes for your journey here.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome Joshua, I like the breakdown as it gives lots of perspective. One thing that is unique about owning and creating an online business is the fact that the work you have done up to this point is going to work for you moving forward.

The content you have written will continue to work for you. The rankings and traffic you have created will work for you. etc.

Some of these 75 articles that you have written, which took you around 2.5 each to create, might be breadwinners for years to come. That is the reality of what you are doing and it appears that you are getting some clout with search engines, so you are also a point in which you can scale much quicker.

Thanks for sharing your insights, I feel you are just brushing the surface of this campaigns potential (and I look forward to meeting you in Vegas one day!)
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Josh From Oz Premium
Couldn't agree more, which is why I have remained stubborn and only done SEO for traffic. But it's time to move into the Bootcamp training more and learn some new skills :). Look forward to seeing everyone in Vegas!
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StefanC Premium
HI Josh, great achievements. Congratulations! I think I have double the traffic but only 9 premiums so far.most of my traffic comes from people looking for surveys, ptc and gpt sites. Some people warned me that this kind of audience tends to be difficult to convert. What is your opinion? I appreciate your help because I have been improving my reviews and nothings seems to work to increase this conversion rate, which is only 3% starter to premium. I feel very frustrated sometimes :/ especially knowing that a normal rate is 10-12%.

Thank you so much
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Josh From Oz Premium
From my experience, most PTC members are wanting easy cheap money and not wanting to spend money. Thats how I have experienced it. But in saying that, I haven't used PTC in some time. Might be time to start targeting a new audience, people that are willing to work for a business.
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StefanC Premium
Thanks Josh, yeah I think reviewing internet marketing products should improve conversions... but only time will tell now.

All the best
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aman003 Premium
Woww.. Great post for me. Thanks a ton for sharing your experience with us. You just got plan for everything you are doing. I don't even know where I started and where I am going. Really loved your post. It makes me wanna plan for my future goals and to analysis everything I am doing right now.

Cheers,
Aman
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sherlock77 Premium
You've managed to get really good traffic figures in a short space of time. I've been doing my IM site for about 8 months longer than you with 3 x as many posts and only about a quarter of your traffic. I think you're right about reviewing products that are about to launch. They do get good searches for a month or two.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Absolutely, they give a spike in traffic every time I write a review.
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jkryscynski Premium
Great Post Josh. Many just don't understand the importance of content. I have followed the training, yet skipped almost every time they said "create a post or page now" just so I could move on to the next lesson. Recently I have been feeling the effects of virtually no content. Well done sir
Jason
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Josh From Oz Premium
Content is the hard part for many people, but it does get a lot easier once you write more and more. When you have more experience, you can pick any keyword and turn it into content. But back in the day I wouldn't know what to write about anything lol. So it does get easier :)
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jkryscynski Premium
Exactly my problem currently. And when I do pick a keyword or phrase I tend to get off topic quickly. Lol, work in progress
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Josh From Oz Premium
It helps to look at other websites. Don't steal or copy there content. But you can get ideas from it which may spark more ideas and how you can elaborate further on the topic.
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jkryscynski Premium
excatly
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JustinPrice Premium
Awesome post Josh.Good job on your success so far! I am just getting ready to start the journey of creating my online empire. I've been doing as much research as I possibly can first. Amazon affiliate is something that sparked my interest for creating an affiliate storefront for my website. Any light you can shine on this topic for me would be much appreciated!
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Josh From Oz Premium
I have never used a Amazon storefront, so I can't help you there. Whatever your niche is, look for products that that niche buys. Then look for keywords that niche would type into google to find more info about those products. Then write a post on that keyword and review such products so you are helping the visitor find what they want. Help them make a buying choice.
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JustinPrice Premium
Thanks for the reply.
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HealthyDiva Premium
Great post Josh!
I too am a firm believer in not putting all your eggs in one basket.
I love slowly working on building my niche, but had been thinking about doing more to promote the WA side of things,
Your post has given me the motivation to do it - so thanks!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Yea I learned the hard way thinking 'it will never happen to me' haha. But it does! So here's to more baskets!
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AndiTointon Premium
Oh thank goodness for you - I have been in the same niche and only had 4 referrals in 6 months that are little more than ghosts. I do follow the training religiously and I am on here every hour of every day so you might understand why I am getting disheartened. It's horrible when you just can't work it out.
So your example above is great for me, personally. I really want things to start happening.
You have a lot of content you have added and keep adding.
I understand that good quality content is THE thing to have but can you explain to me the concept of having so much?
Is it because you can share each post and page and the more of your stuff is out there the better because it dominates other sources because Google groups all of your content as a big block of information they approve of?
It might be difficult to understand what I am trying say.
Sorry I really want to finally understand what it is that I am not doing right.
Do you feel like you are repeating the content but just in different wording... and does it matter?
I imagine people reading my website as a little book.
Am I being too precious about each page or post I create?
I am thinking yours must be more like an Encyclopedia.
I hope you don't mind if I look at your website that will help me understand what it is I need to be doing more of. I already know I need more content. You have been very good for showing an insight into your way of working already.
I have an Amazon affiliate site too that just never performs either. In fact, I have 6 domains and none of them do anything much at all yet. I have been doing this at WA for 6 months. I would love to be able to get a referral to help me cover my subscription fee let alone earning anything else. But if I did that would feel awesome.
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Josh From Oz Premium
To be honest, I should be more socially active in this niche. I always share every post on all sites to social media accounts. But I should be out there commenting, liking, sharing their stuff more and getting followers in this niche. But I'm more of a words on post kind of person haha. But I need to do more social marketing!

In regards to 'am I repeating myself' Well yes basically. But I try not to do 2 posts in a row that are about 'how to make money'. I don't think of my site as a book so much. I treat every page as a entry point to teaching someone the basics of affiliate marketing, and then will send them onto my "what is affiliate marketing page" which will then send them onto my WA review. So by the time they get to the WA review they have a better understanding of what to expect.
I also have a link to my WA review on EVERY post as well.

I break the repetition up by doing mainly Warrior Plus reviews. These products are low quality, sometimes very bad and cost between $5-$10. So not huge investments. As these products are brand new, like 1 day old or less than you have minimal competition. So if you write a honest review, people will respect that. Most people will review these products and just skim read the sales page as their review. People want to know what the product is about, not how to read a salepage.

Do 3-5 of these Warrior Plus product reviews a month and you will be surprised. You make your money back and then some, plus you are helping people find WA :) Get on as many of these WarriorPlus product creators email lists as you can and they basically let you know when new products are coming out. Or you can Google Search WarriorPlus product Launches.

As for Amazon, thats another story haha. The niche must be focused/targeted. Find buyers words in that niche and start writing. It does take months to gain traction tho.
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EvieSmith Premium
Congrats. I like your focus. And I like your other blog about making money via Amazon. I made my first amazon sale this month on a product I recommended and I am so chuffed that someone purchased a product based on my own recommendation. This has inspired me to keep plugging away at it even though I know my cat site is not a big money making niche - but if it pays a bit of cash then that is a bonus. Hearing that other people can make money using amazon as well just makes me remain committed
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Josh From Oz Premium
I love the Amazon affiliate program. That very first sale is the most important. It proves to you that this really works. If you can make 1 sale, you can make 10, 100, 100000 etc. Rinse and repeat. Put in the hard yards and reap the rewards down the track :)
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