Ever wanted to build an online business that sets you on the path of making mountains and mountains of cash?
That too while you sleep?
Hundreds and thousands of internet entrepreneurs are making money online today using various methods that include but are not limited to advertising, SEO, blogging, freelancing, affiliate marketing and social media marketing.
But do you know what most of these entrepreneurs recommend when it comes to making good profit online?
Why Amazon Affiliate Niche Websites.
Everyone agrees that making money through promoting products on Amazon is a sure way of reaching that ‘automatic’ success you’ve always wanted.
In this guide, we are going to help you learn, understand and create Amazon Niche Websites so you can enjoy the same success everyone else has had with it.
But before we begin, you may be wondering why Amazon? There are a number of reasons for that. Let’s have a look at some of the most prominent reasons to go for Amazon affiliate websites:
Trust is everything
Hundreds and thousands of people shop online on Amazon everyday. They choose Amazon over other online stores because Amazon is a trusted brand.
Amazon has been in the online store market for a very long time and a lot of trust has developed between its users. The market base of Amazon is so huge that everyone you can think of knows about it.
Similarly, if you exclusively host a product on your website vs. product promoted through Amazon, there’s a huge chance your readers will be incline to buy through Amazon rather than your own hosted product.
Fixed and steady commissions
Unlike other affiliate programs, Amazon doesn’t have many options. This is somewhat good and bad.
The good bit is that the standard 4% commission on all products sold through Amazon is easy for anyone to understand. There’s no catch in there. All you need to do is to manage and sell a product and you get 4% commission through it.
Sure some people will tell you that 4% isn’t too big of a commission. But the beauty behind this is that Amazon hosts millions of products of which some are even as high as $25,000. Imagine making 4% out of that!
Plus if that’s not enough, if you manage to sell a lot of products through your affiliation with Amazon, every month, for a number of products sold, your commission goes up to 8%.
Customers go for multiple items in one go
This is perhaps one of the best reasons to go for Amazon affiliation. Once you send a person to buy a product on Amazon through your website, anything they buy in that session is considered applicable for your commission.
So for example if you send a customer to buy a camera, any memory card, camera cover or other accessories they buy in that session will add to your commission. Sweet right?
Plus Amazon has such a good way of recommending other products that it instantly gets people interested in buying related products and they almost never buy 1 thing.
Amazon has an excellent extended support for its affiliates. The program has many different plug-ins and scripts to help you get started immediately. No other affiliate program offers the extent of support Amazon offers.
Making it a perfect platform for people who are not familiar with coding and other technical things.
Multiple payment options
Amazon has just about any payment option you can think of. This is true for both the customers of the store and its affiliates.
You can choose to receive payment of commissions or get paid in products instead. This is great if you want to give away something to your loyal readers.
Tiny payments turn into huge amounts
Affiliating through Amazon assures you will make some sort of profit because of its trusted brand and huge number of products available.
But sometimes you may not be able to sell a product that has a high price. But since you will be frequently selling small products with tiny amounts of profits, these profits will soon add up into a one huge mountain of cash.
A great investment that matures with time passage
Amazon affiliation is an excellent form of investment.
Think of it as a savings account where you add little by little that becomes huge as time passes by. If you have a website with a blog, adding a link to Amazon product will increase this investment over time.
The products are there to stay and people will continue to use Amazon for years and years to come.
Huge profits during holiday season
During holiday season, people buy a lot for their loved ones. Amazon is one of the most popular places to buy things with holiday discounts and other perks.
People flock over Amazon when holiday season begins and this is the time where you can aim to make gazillions in profit!
A never ending list of products
Amazon is perfect for just about anyone. No matter what your niche is, you are bound to find something on Amazon that can help you monetize your website.
This list of millions of products is growing endlessly. This gives you an excellent opportunity to jump in, find a product and start promoting it.
Once you start, you are also bound to find related products on Amazon which you can then also market and get even better at making profits.
Every product is reviewed
Earlier we said Amazon is a trusted brand. One of the biggest reasons for gaining such trust is that amazon allows its customers to leave valuable feedback behind.
Whenever someone wants to buy anything, they can read genuine reviews from other users and decide whether the product is good for them or not.
You could target products with high positive review percentage to get the best results because people will buy these products easily.
Now that you know the reasons for choosing Amazon, lets move on to the guide.
Preparing for an Amazon affiliate website
Before you being building your first Amazon affiliate site, you need know which products to promote. This section will help you in doing the initial research to create a powerful website later no matter what niche you choose.
Check Average Sales Price of Product
Average sales price of a product is a useful metric which will let you know how many people are actually buying the product. Since Amazon doesn’t have fixed prices for all of its products, many products have different prices.
All you need to do is select a product and see the average price of it. If the average price sounds good to you, go for it.
Check what people are saying about the product
One of the big reasons why people trust Amazon so much is because of the hundreds of reviews available.
As an affiliate, when you pick a product, look at the reviews of it. If it has many positive reviews, it means that the product is likely going to be purchased when a user ends up on it.
So good and many reviews on a product means it is a popular and easily bought product.
Check Amount of Products Available in Niche
If you already know your niche and have found products related to that niche, your next step would be to make a list of all the products that are available in that specific niche.
If your selected niche has many, many products, you are likely going to see success very easily. This also gives you an opportunity to affiliate multiple products with different price points through a single niche heavy website.
The lifespan of a product
This one is very important. You need to understand the lifespan of the product you are affiliating.
If you affiliate a product that has a long lifespan, chances are that once that product is sold, people will never come back to the website to get the same product.
What if a product you choose has a short life span? For example, it can be:
- Wood chips for a burner
- E-liquid for electronic cigarettes
- Atomizers for e-cigarettes
- Charcoal for burners
- Ink cartridges for printers
Products like these have a natural short life span and as a result, people will likely come back to get more and more of these as long as they require them.
These are excellent if you want to go with ‘tiny bits of profit turning huge later’.
If you intend to get more commission out of a sale, try to aim for products that have a long lifespan because these are likely expensive and will offer you a lot of commission in return.
Once you have spent time understanding the nature of products, you can move on to create your first website.
In the next section, we will look at:
- Identifying niches that are profitable
- Research the market
- Set some realistic goals
- Get website ready
- Start getting traffic
- Build email lists for specific targeting
- Convert acquired traffic into sales
- Double the success by adding more websites and products
- Start up a network of websites
- Get things automated
- Selling websites for Mountains of cash
Chapter#1 : Niche Research
Before you start building your website, it is extremely important you set focus on a niche you will be promoting products from. Some examples are as follows:
- Weight loss
- Video games
- Electronic cigarettes
- BBQ Grills and Smokers
- Kitchen ware and appliances
A good way to make profit is to set your niche both broad and highly targeted. Once you select a niche, broadening it up means you can add in a lot of products from the same niche and target them directly to your readers.
Once you’ve gotten a niche, go to amazon and start filtering through the different categories of your niche. For example:
Electronics & Computers > TV & Video > Televisions > 4K Ultra HD Televisions
After going through this, you will see that products from this category can be anywhere from $500 to $5000+
Once you have decided on the niche, its time to hit Google Keyword planner and see the results you get.
Simply hop over to Google and write the keyword ‘Ultra HD TVs’ and see results. Anything that offers more than 1000 searches per month is an excellent keyword to target.
You can add multiple keywords in the same niche to get even more results. For example:
- Sony Ultra HD TV
- Samsung Ultra HD TV
- 60’’ Ultra HD TV
Now let’s say if your keyword has about 2,000 monthly searches, it means:
You will likely get 150-200 clicks to Amazon per month
Average sales price anywhere from $600 – $2,000
With 4% commission rate on the sales, you will likely get more than $400 per month. This is only an approximate number. Remember, people buying TVs will also want to buy Home Theaters, TV Boxes and Video Game Consoles adding further to your commissions.
When setting up your content marketing strategy, add keyword modifiers like:
- For Sale
- Save Now
- Sonly Ultra HD TV 55’’ Review
- Save Now On Samsung Ultra HD TV
Setting keyword modifiers like this targets people who are actually looking to buy. These are also considered ‘commercial keywords’ by some entrepreneurs because they intend to target audience that are ready to buy.
Chapter#2 : Learning The Targeted Market
It is nearly impossible to convince people to buy a product if you do not get a personal and emotional connection with them.
This is where understanding your target audience comes. In order to sell properly, you will need to create a buyer’s persona.
This semi real persona will be someone who buys and uses the same products your readers do.
For example, if you intend to sell televisions, you need to create a persona that enjoys large televisions in rooms and give them a reason to have them trust you.
When creating a persona, make sure you create one with actual data.
For example, you could create a persona of a common person who enjoys playing video games when not working. And in order to get the best experience, he uses large and powerful televisions that out line the required FPS and resolution to run modern games at their best.
Chapter#3 : Setting Realistic Goals
Setting goals is the ultimate path to success. Goals not only help you reach success, they are also there to help keep you motivated.
When you set up your website, you should list down small, realistic and achievable goals on your calender. This way you will be able to work harder and achieve more success.
These goals can be:
- Get first sale in 2 months
- Increase sales by 100% in 5 months
- Add 20 new products by 3 months of website launch
- Double network Next Year
Chapter#4 : Choosing The Kind Of Website Platform
Earlier we said that Amazon has an amazing affiliate program with deep integration available. This is where that integration comes into place.
Amazon products can be promoted in a number of ways. Depending on how you want to promote products, you can choose from:
- Review Sites
- E-commerce Sites
You could model your site like a review site or go all out and create a website that covers all three models.
But what if you can’t write content properly?
That’s when Affiliate eCommerce Websites are the best way to go.
But what if you do not have the expertise to create an eCommerce site? You could then start a blog which doesn’t require you to be a professional website developer.
If you have resources available, you could hire professional help and go for all three models on one site.
Chapter#5 : Building Your Website
Once you have the niche in mind and know your target audience and have picked a model for your website, its time to get started with building one.
Before you set up your site, you will need:
- A name for your website
Carefully pick a name for your website using a registrar. Keep in mind that the name of your website should be easily convertible to a brand. Brand names are loved by search engines and people often trust brands more.
- A place to host your website
Pick any hosting service that offers you value for money and great space. Without enough space or traffic volume, you may find your site getting clogged when traffic starts coming in.
- A CMS system to manage your content
CMS (content Management Systems) like WordPress can help you easily manage your content. Plus WordPress offers many plugins that makes things easier for you.
- Tools to measure the progress of your site
There are a number of tools available to measure the success and progress for your site. As a starter, you should at least have google analytics installed on your website.
- Optimizing Your Website For SEO
No one is going to read your hard written reviews or blog posts if they can’t see you. SEO’ing your website will assure they get to read what you write by making you visible on search engines.
Chapter#6 : Getting And Converting Traffic
In order to get traffic naturally, you not only have to produce consistent and high quality content, you also need to promote it.
The only sure way of promoting your content is through SEO. Search Engine Optimization makes sure that people see your website when they write keywords like ‘Sony Ultra HD TV 55″ Discount’.
Once they see your website, they will likely visit it and from there on it’s your high quality content that will convince them to buy.
In order to covert this hard acquired traffic, good and convincing content is necessary. By creating a semi-fictional persona that emotionally connects with your reader, you already have done half the job.
Now all you need to do is write a convincing story on why they need this product and put up affiliate links to Amazon where they can buy with trust and peace of mind.
You can also promote your website by engaging with people on social media networks or sending out emails to an acquired email list. Plus blogging can really help you build an audience that you can interact with.
Chapter#7 : Doubling Your Websites
Now that you have a website that is getting you a smooth stream of automated income, why not add another site and double it?
Since you already started a website and are promoting Ultra HD Televisions, you can start a site that promotes related products.
For example, if I were you, I would now promote video game consoles. A number of people who buy Ultra HD Televisions are normally looking for available content. And video games are a form of content that mostly attracts people who buy these televisions.
You can link both of your sites together to double your profits and even triple them when you decide to add another website offering more related products.
Chapter#8 : Setting Things For Automation
If you are running a number of different websites and doing a full time job, chances are that you barely get the time to focus completely on your affiliate sites.
When this happens, it’s time to set some stuff for automation.
Things like sharing content on social media networks and other places can easily be automated with a number of plugins offered by WordPress.
This way, all you will do is write content and the rest will be handled by those clever plugins. It saves time and effort and you will never have to worry about your traffic going down.
Chapter#9 : Selling One Or More Of Your Websites For Extra Profits
Once you have your sites ready and you know they are creating sales, you may wish you to sell one of these for a large sum.
Whenever you are in need of money, you can always put your website up for grabs to just about anyone using many different platforms. Once your site is ready to be sold, it will be put on auction and the bidding will begin.
A good site can easily earn you more than $15,000 in a single day if you can market it properly. Plus there’s always a competitor looking at your websites. Why not offer them your site for a decent profit?
They will likely buy it because it also means they are eliminating competition and increasing their sales.
We hope this guide was helpful to you. Follow the steps provided here with consistency, patience and persistence and there is no way you won’t see the same success so many other people are enjoying right now.