Since the last update, things have been moving along quite nicely. First, the progress!
- I have added two more amazon sites, making the total to 8. 42 more to go!
- I got my FIRST sale from the first batch of newly created sites (site 4). These domains were registered 2 weeks ago with no content and backlinks. Now, it is making sales. Who says you can't make money with new sites?
- I have spotted another 2 niches. Domains have been purchased but the sites are not built yet so I didn't put them here in the table below.
- Good news is 7 out of the 8 sites have started to receive search engine traffic. That is quite nice given that most sites are less than 2 to 1 week ago. Anyway, you can check out the numbers below.
|Site||Niche||Created||Cost||Monthly Earnings||Monthly Visitors||Type|
|2||Appliance||Nov 2011||25||NA||37||Self Written|
|4||Appliance||Nov 2011||30||6||74||Self Written|
How many backlinks to rank a niche site
I will have a separate post on this topic but I want to note here that I have been experimenting wtih different backlink services to see what is the minimal to start getting search engine traffic. I don't care which keyword I am ranking for. As long as the backlinks can give the site enough PR to start drawing search engine traffic, I am good.
This is why you see different cost of building the sites above. This is mainly due to the different backlink services I am trying. Some are more expensive than others hence the price differentiation.
Once I have more data, I will create a post on the different backlinking services you can consider for your amazon sites.
Future posts on how to make money with amazon
I am learning a lot of how to set up these amazon niche sites. These lessons will of course be shared but I want to share what readers want to read first. Below is a list of possible topics that I can write about. YOU tell me what you want to read.
- 5 new ways to generate ideas for amazon keywords. I am not be using amazon.com, google keyword tool or other tools that have been fully exploited by other marketers
- Achieve better conversion with the right site layout. I have experiment with a few themes and layout and have a sense of how to layout a site to achieve higher conversions for amazon sales.
- How to outsource effectively so that you spend the minimum amount of cost for each site.
- A detailed case study for one of the sites above where I will REVEAL the site's url!