Hi everyone! Continuing on today with my review of the Amazon Affiliate Bible. Loved last time, getting to find out about the video embedding option – and I DID get the autoplay turned off, by the way I hate those, too!
Real quick – someone had pointed out that Jennifer says she achieved her $50,000 with 50 sites, and when you break the numbers down, that $85/month per site seemed dreary. She may have been playing in many niches and when you dilute your time like that, you won’t have as much time to invest in each site.
What I plan to do is apply the lessons to ONE niche site – my toy review site. But because that one site gets all of my attention, it should earn more than just $85 per month. Does that make sense? Content wise, you’re not going to be able to do as much per site when you have 50 sites as you will when you have one site getting ALL of your content. Each page on that domain should increase sales.
Increase Your Earnings
I’m so ready for this! What I do works, but I need the boost to get to the next level. She says she has 7 specific tips on helping us increase our earnings.
Tip #1 - Oh yes, many of you have asked me about this or how to do it and I had NO clue. I installed the free plugin. Am doing the next steps. Hmm she mentions a possible bug that may make me think this over twice. Ah someone else came up with a solution but it’s a paid solution. I’m just going to not do it for now, but for those who want to apply it, there’s a fix so just know that.
Tip #2 - I like this tip. I do know the stats (well not specifically but generally) and she’s right about this. It’ll work perfect in my niche, too. Just added this to one of my blog posts. Perfect!
Tip #3 - Nice tip! I just added this to one, too.
Tip #4 - Aha! I do this Well, I do the tip but we differ on what kind of post/page to put it on.
Tip #5 – This is a good tip, I’m just not gonna do it – laziness wins every time. However, she does make a really good point – took the comparison table to convince me – so I might change my hardened ways.
Tip #6 - Oh wow! I hadn’t considered this for my niche but she’s right – there are opportunities here. I just added one to one of my blog posts!
Tip #7 - I know this is right from my own experience. I see so many people NOT doing this on Squidoo and it drives me crazy.
Clever Promotion Tips
Looking forward to seeing what she suggests here.
LOL! She mentions a plugin that I had no idea existed. And it’s about a person I recently ranted about. But this is a neat idea! Installing the free plugin. This is neat! So many plugins out there that I didn’t know existed.
Whoops! I messed with the code and screwed it all up. LOL! But this is a neat plugin for a marketing website. I’m not going to do it here yet. But maybe in the future. I think maybe when she did it, they gave you options – now they don’t. There’s just code, so her guide doesn’t say how to make the plugin say something other than the default. I tried editing it and I got a fatal error.
Don’t you have it when they call it that? Makes it sound like the world is ending. Not nice for newbies especially.
The next tip is a good one that I know I should always use more and never do. I know you guys always say the same thing. So why do we DO this? Or rather, NOT do it?
I whipped out her handy dandy template for this and did it on the spot. I get SO much of an urge to say, “Okay I’ll do that later,” but when I’m implementing and reviewing, I force myself to say “No, you’ll do it now,” unless it’s a strategy I want to contemplate.
Done! Ha! I feel so productive
End of Today’s Review
Okay I liked today’s lessons. I implemented several things on my blog and did something to increase traffic from the outside. All ethical. Love that! I feel productive. I think what I’ll need to do after completing my Amazon Affiliate Bible review is to sit down and jot down the tips want to make sure I implement in every blog post – and then also maybe on Squidoo lenses as well.
Then I need to refer to my list and practice them so that it becomes second nature to me and I don’t forget.