I Received My First Check! (Amazon Niche Site Progress)
Does Amazon affiliate marketing work? How much money can you earn with Amazon Associates? Is it worth building an Amazon niche website in 2018?
I am sure you have all these questions as you begin your online journey.
Based on my personal experience, I can confirm:
- YES, Amazon affiliate marketing works!
- YES, it's worth building an Amazon niche website in 2018 (and beyond)!
- When it comes to online business and Internet marketing income, the sky's the limit!
In this post I will cover a bit about my website stats, what inspired me to get started and why am I so excited today :)
My Amazon Niche Website: A Bit of Background
You may be wondering:
"When was your website built, how many posts have you written and what are your stats?"
As some of you know I was inspired by Dylan's post (@dylanrieger) and started my first Amazon niche website in November 2017.
I wasn't publishing posts like crazy but I still saw improvements in rankings. Slowly but surely, I made my way to the first page in Google.
At the moment I have 37 posts, a few best of posts, a few individual reviews and the rest are how-to posts. I even hired writers to help me with content.
About 5 posts out of these 37 bring the largest chunk of traffic to my website.
Since I am now out of the "Sandbox" period, my traffic is pretty consistent:
I get approximately 150-200 visitors per day (50-60 clicks to Amazon on average).
My last update in June was on how I broke my first $100 in a SINGLE day.
But today, it's even better:
I received my very FIRST check from Amazon!
That's so exciting to actually hold that check with your hard-earned commissions!
Does Amazon Affiliate Marketing Work? (And How I Got Started).
I also have close to $200 made for the month of July sitting on my Amazon account and close $90 already earned as I write this post (which 9 days into August).
So, my progress may be a bit slow by some standards but it sure is upwards!
I think my sales aren't crazy because I am in the industry of digital technology, where an average cost of the item is $500-600.
So it makes people to think very well before they make a purchase. But if they purchase the very products I promote, I get great commissions ($20-50 per product sold).
I just wish I could have more energy to write posts more regularly.
I outsource mostly how-to posts, reviews and best of posts I write on my own to maintain my voice. (Plus I enjoy doing it which is a bonus).
How I got started with affiliate marketing:
Believe it or not, even though I started my online journey in 2015, I started taking it seriously only a few months ago.
I even had to go through the Online Entrepreneur Training all over again to refresh my memory and make sure I got it all right this time.
Then, this happened:
I came across Dylan's posts and his training that completely changed my perspective on Amazon affiliate marketing.
Inspired, I built my first Amazon niche website and it has been my main focus since then.
For those who already have basic knowledge on how SEO and affiliate marketing works and wants to take it to the next level, I ENCOURAGE you to check out Dylan's training "How To Create a 6 Figure Website".
It's one of the BEST resources here at Wealthy Affiliate!!!
(Amazon) Affiliate Marketing in 2018: My Advice
Here is the truth:
In order to succeed at ANYTHING in life, you need to have proper guidance, give it some time and obviously put in the work into your project.
I learned it the hard way.
I honestly can say, up until late 2017, I didn't really take this whole blogging/website/affiliate marketing business seriously.
So, you'll have to work with your mindset here.
Don't let your friends, family, society dictate what to do in YOUR life.
Same goes for your training at WA. As starter members, we were given a chance to test-drive an entire platform for free and then when we upgrade, most of us, seem to not take the full advantage of being a Premium member.
DO. THAT. TRAINING!
There's no secret sauce, really.
You have all you need at your fingertips:
- Tools and services
- Proper guidance/traning
- Community support (just don't get stuck in the live chat)
Do the training, apply your knowledge in practice and be patient.
Take full advantage of being a Premium member at WA and dig your way to success!