Follow Me As I Build a Profitable Niche Website from Scratch!

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  1. josepin2to

    josepin2to New Member

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    i have to say this information is too much write an ebook and you can make milions you are the best ever i never sow some one that give this much of information thanks buddy
  2. TWENTYTWO

    TWENTYTWO SUPER MODERATOR

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    Nice, I have been wondering when the next post was going to be!

    Also, Do you use shopperpress for all your themes? Do you write articles and submit them to places such as EzineArticles?

    Anyways, thanx again!
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    wow ... this thread really open my eyes about niche.
    you explain it in a simple manner ... even for a noob like me :D
    thank you very much Jay.
    I'm waiting for next update :cool:

    now I have questions :

    1. how do you link to products from amazon and third party?

    2. what service you use for the payment ...I meant do you use pp, ap etc? and how do you link to that?

    can you explain these in the next update.
    sorry if I ask to much, I've been searching for a clear step by step explanation like this.
    again .... thanks in advance for the good share bro.
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  4. Jay Wessman

    Jay Wessman Very Active Members

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    Thanks for the kind words! It's always nice to help a brother out!

    In response to your questions:

    1) To link to amazon products so that you'll make a commission just join the Amazon affiliate program and you can get an affiliate link to promote any products they have on the website.

    2) Amazon pays me by Check. You can also choose to be paid by direct deposit or through Amazon gift vouchers though!

    Hope this helps!

    Part Four...

    It's been a bit over a month since my last update and I've been pretty bogged down with other projects so haven't done a hell of a lot on this one but I have made a few updates and am continuing to see steady growth.

    Added bigger call-to-action buttons...

    I decided to add some bigger, more prominent call-to-action buttons to each product to increase the number of click throughs and sales:

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    Amazon does an awesome job at converting your traffic with all of their product suggestions, reviews and other sales material so if you can simply drive more people to their site then they will close the sales for you!

    Added a social article...

    Search engines like to see people sharing and liking pages from your website so to add a bit of a 'social' boost to my site I wrote and added an article to my website that's designed to get people to 'share' it... think of it as 'sharebait':

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    In the middle of the article I've also added a link to my homepage with the main keyword that I am targetting 'Wine Aerator' as the anchor text:

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    I then just submitted this article to a few social bookmarking websites like Digg and Reddit and shared it in a few wine related Facebook groups.

    Sales are improving...

    Since my last update I've made another 15 sales:

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    (Update is continued below. Forum would only let me post 4 images in a post so I had to break this one into two parts...)
  5. Jay Wessman

    Jay Wessman Very Active Members

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    Ranking are improving...

    My search rankings are also starting to improve.

    I'm now ranking on page #3 for my main keyword 'Wine Aerator':

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    And am sitting on page #1 for the keyword 'Best Wine Aerator':

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    I'm also ranking on the first page for a few of the product keywords such as 'Rabbit Wine Aerator':

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    So far, so good!

    Everything is looking pretty good and traffic is starting to grow nicely.

    Stay tuned for another update soon!
  6. Mesh

    Mesh Make Money Online Very Active Members

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    So far so good brother. Looks like everything came together for you. Was starting to wonder if you were ever going to update this thread again. I love seeing all of theses journals progress for everyone and people start making money.
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    binkysdaddy New Member

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    Thank you!! You're the best
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    Kush Make Money Online Very Active Members

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    I would like to thank you so much for this journal.
    I have had my own idea for a niche for quite a while now, and just wasn't sure how to set everything in motion, seeing as I know very little about starting a website from scratch. You have given me some great pointers and a great outline for how to get my own niche site going.
    A question I do have is, how do you manage to get such a high commission for your aerators? I was under the impression that the amazon affiliate program didn't pay a whole lot of commission. To me it looks like you're getting over 90% commission.
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    your journal is clean and clear keep it update :D and I have a question so far how many backlinks you build and where seems it index fast on google

    cheers.:D:D

    thanks
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    Bizzoyce Make Money Online

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    Hey Jay, Great job on the journal. So much detail to what your doing basically anyone can implement this and add there of tweaks to it. Would love to have an update on how this is going for you. Also is anyone else doing this method and how are you doing.
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    Subscribed as this is very detailed and there's always something you can learn.
  12. Smeltzer

    Smeltzer The World is Mine ADMINISTRATOR

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    Wow man this looks the least like a journal and more like hey newbies watch this you can do this too! GREAT quality stuff here man and a GREAT idea for a journal!
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    Really nice one . you motivated me to build a new site .
  14. ladas

    ladas Make Money Online

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    Any update ? :)
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    Smeltzer The World is Mine ADMINISTRATOR

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    Yo Jay I am with the guy above me here. I would love to see an update on your progress!
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    Very Very intresting. I have a journal to but havent updated it in a while. Thats really good going mate.
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    I'm with Smeltzer too. No update? :(

    Looks like your busier with your other projects.
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    jay, your journal opens my eyes
    it's awesome journal
  19. Jay Wessman

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    Hey guys sorry about the delay in updates but here's the fifth (and final) update to this case study is finally here!

    But first I'll answer a couple of questions:

    Nah you're right the Amazon program doesn't pay a whole lot - you must be looking at the wrong box. Amazon pays around 4%-8% depending on how many items you sell within a given month. Amazon does have some distinct advantageous though such as converting your traffic really well and having an almost endless supply of niche products to choose from.

    I really haven't built that many - maybe a few dozen. But I've put effort into making sure the links that I have built are quality and will stick around for the long run.

    Case study is continued below.
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    The fifth and FINAL update!

    So I've been pretty busy with some of my other projects lately so admittedly I haven't had a whole lot of time to pour into this case study but despite that the site continues to improve in rankings, traffic and most importantly - sales!

    Here's what I've done since the last update...

    New Products...

    In total I've added 8 new products since the last update:

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    As you can see I've started to add some other wine related products like wine stands and decanters. I found myself starting to run out of aerators!

    Adsense...

    I've added some Google Adsense ads to make squeeze a bit more cash out of the site:

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    So far the ads have only been up for a few days but they've already pulled in a few extra bucks in earnings.

    Backlinks...

    As per usual I've also been building more backlinks on quality sites:

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    Case Study Is Continued Below

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