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Amazon Associates Poll Part 2

Hi everyone! Heard you loud and clear about the types of content you want to use as an Amazon Associate, so I have a few more questions if you’d like to share your opinion:

1. Do you prefer product specific articles, general category articles, or a mix? (ie: Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker article, an article on coffee makers in general, or a mix – like a comparison between that exact one and another one?)

2. It seems like long review articles and short reports were the most popular. What if you were shown a pack of 5 two-page (ie: 800+ words) long review articles, 5 Email Autoresponders designed to drive your subscribers BACK to those article reviews, and a 5-page report about the overall topic (ie: using our example above, a 5-page report called “Brewing the Best Cup of Coffee” with all kinds of tips in it that you could use to give away and build a list) – would you like this type of package?

3. What would you be willing to pay for a 20 page package like this in these two scenarios:

a. A limited membership site (and how many members MAX would tempt you)?
b. An unlimited membership site?

4. Would you possibly join a membership site just for Amazon PLR if it delivered packs like I described above every two weeks in a variety of niche categories?

And just so you guys are in on the plans, I want to help my Mom become more self sufficient. I don’t like that she’s ghostwriting and can’t force herself not to do some writing for herself. So I thought – since we write almost identical (she taught me), why not launch a membership site where we each do half the writing and split the profits?

But I wanted it to be Amazon specific, not topic specific (like health). It’ll be all tangible products – not info products. And this way, I can drag my Mom kicking and screaming into the “product owner” phase and she won’t have to work as hard ghostwriting. Love my Mom. Just want her to relax and enjoy life as much as she can.

Thanks!
Tiff :)

48 Responses to “Amazon Associates Poll Part 2”

  • Mack says:

    I would join a site like that. That is just what I’m looking for.
    As far as what to charge I’m not sure, sorry.

  • Paulo Roldan says:

    Dear Tiff,

    Sorry to interrupt you, but why don’t you give us more info about your soon to be released IM product? We’ve been waiting for a long time now!

    • Tiffany says:

      I’m working on it daily Paulo :) It’s close to being complete. It’ll have 5 parts plus video tutorials for some of the more technical things I want to walk people through.
      My guinea pigs are doing a great job helping me perfect it!

  • Cindy says:

    Hi Tiff, I like the mix, yes to the pack suggestion, $15-20 for price, a site with a 500 member cap, I like the Amazon PLR idea because of the huge selection of product and great idea about Mom :D

  • Scott says:

    Hey Tiff,

    Good idea…Do it all and offer a choice of package. I’ll bet you will increase sales because of the diversity it will offer customers on their site. The variety will make each site a more concrete authority…
    Im a goof, can ya remind me of the link to part 1?

  • Katie says:

    I just wanted to say that your email came at a freaky time. I was literally looking through binaural audio CD’s on Amazon and went to check email and there’s your email “Binaural Beats.” Weeeeird. LOL!

  • Jean Morgan says:

    Hey! You bin spyin on me? I would be very happy to pay for what you outlined above since it is my niche and I actually sell that coffee maker! I will buy it from you right now this moment.

    I think you have nailed it. Good lengthy product reviews, comparison articles of A v B and somewthing to gice away and build the list to send the autoresponders to.

    I would like it to have some restriction on the number to be sold and so would pay a higher price point for some level of exclusivity as would be the case with restricted number to be sold. For no restrictions on number sold it has to be priced lower. JMHO.

    As for a membership, well if I knew everything would be in my niches then yes but no if it includes stuff I have little or no interest in. You see I would also add some of my own content and need to do some re-writing and I find it such a chore when I ain’t interested in the topic.

    So to sum up restrict it to 300 members only. I will pay $47 a month. Stick to products folks buy for their homes and gardens that are evergreen yet have a constant supply of new products coming onto the market priced at all price points (low value sales count towards increased commission rates)and people change or replace every few years. Think household electricals, garden furniture etc. No TV’s or DVD recorders etc thanks.

  • Answer to Q1. I like the comparison from one exact product to the other. Most customers who are ready to buy, like to know features positives and negatives or differences.
    Answer to Q2. Yes, Great!
    Answer to Q3. Sold to a limited membership – that makes it more unique and special. It feels like PLR sellers have a pot of gold in there hands. LOL
    Answer to Q4. Yes, tangible products is the way to go.

    Lessons as an Ebay seller: items sell only for what the buyers are willing to pay for that itme, not for what the sellers hope to get – it’s always that adjustment to make both seller/buyer happy.

  • Tracie says:

    Hello Tiffany,

    I’d be all in for an Amazon plr membership site. I’d be happy to pay $50 per month for a regular installment of material – especially if you and your Mom were doing the writing. I’m flexible on the size, timing and mix of material because I know I can make it all work for me. Keep us posted, I’m in!

  • Becki says:

    Question 1: A mix. That way we can feature what products we want if it’s not the ones you chose. Product comparisons are good.

    Question 2: Yes, that’s a great package you describe.

    Question 3: I’d say limited and $37-ish.

    Question 4: I’d like to say yes – the challenge lies in the choice of categories obviously. I guess obviously the most benefit for a member would be to just ‘go with the flow’ and be ready to toss up a new site if we aren’t in that niche already – easy enough to do.

    I’d say if we’re getting 2 pkgs a month we’d obviously want to use at least 1 to make the membership worthwhile.

    Great idea – I likey!

  • Therese says:

    Hmmm – I don’t like membership sites! Especially not at $50 a month!!! Sorry Tiff.

  • jan says:

    Hi Tiff
    I really like the idea of the longer articles with the email autoresponders, they would be great. At the moment though I tend to only buy what is suited to my sites. I have just purchased you kettlebell PLR so could see a great opportunity in having specific emails to send to my list (when I have one!!)

  • Plaul says:

    I like the mix concept with all the features in #2. This shows the reader a lot of detail to make a buying decision now.
    $ 20/mo seems reasonable considering the % we receive from Amazon. Do a membership site to pick up content & reduce your admin costs. You could more easily get your 300-500 members that will provide you $ 6000 – $10000 per month.
    Then you could consider an upgrade level per month for spun ready articles, graphics (outsourced) or website ready packages on a done for you basis.
    Count me in………Paul

  • Pat says:

    Tiffany;
    What do you mean about “will possibly have a couple of these membership sites going” Are their going to be different membership sites for different products?
    I would be interested in a membership site if we are able to custom order some of these packages.
    I think with Amazon that you get better results if you can zone in on a particular product and model number.

    • Tiffany says:

      Hey Pat!

      I think I wouldn’t like a random tangible PLR site as a buyer – if I had sites in home and garden, for instance, and the two packs that month were the baby niche and fitness, that would do me no good. So I will probably develop category-specific PLR memberships. I just registered HomeAndGardenPLR.com for the first one.

      • Katherine says:

        That would be great because I would want to know those two (or however many) a month were going to be useful to me. And about $20-$25 a month would work for my budget.

        Great idea, Tiff.

  • Jean Morgan says:

    Looks like I’m being catered for if you bought the domain already.

  • Daisy says:

    I already belong to a site like that for one particular popular niche. I got a discount price of $7 a month for as long as I am a member. And another one for $12 a month with 1000 word reviews on, I think, 10 or so products in the same niche with articles and a keyword list plus a “special” report on that subject. It’s also extremely well written and researched.

  • Edie47 says:

    1. I like a mix, although just review would be okay as well.
    2. Like the idea as presented.
    3 and 4. Not keen on membership sites. I’ve tried a number of them and I’m sure most of the product reviews would end up in a desktop folder.

    I would much rather pick and choose which topics I would purchase rather than depend on what would arrive every two weeks or once a month.

    I’m sure the quality would be excellent, just doubt whether I would use the topic/package presented.

    I do like the idea of how you plan to help your mom. I hope she agrees and is able to move away from ghostwriting as you have. What a generous and loving daughter you are.

  • Kathy says:

    I’m excited and very easy to please.

    Q1 – comparisons between coffee makers in general. If you have a membership site of say 300 people all promoting a comparison between coffee maker A and B, …

    Q 2 – most definitely yes. I love the idea of a report to entice signups and an auto-responder sequence sending people back to the site.

    Q3 – a limited membership to preserve the number of copies out there. Perhaps 300 people? When you consider that often half don’t do anything with their memberships for whatever reason, that means the market is not being flooded with the same (or slightly different) material. To keep the price down, would you consider releasing one product a month instead of two? I’m already behind on getting sites up and running and rewriting can be time consuming/costly.

    Q4 Knowing the quality of what I’d receive, I’d jump at the chance. I’d have to cancel other memberships but that’s not a problem.

  • Stan Fields says:

    I think that whether it’s topic or item specific would have to depend on the particular item or topic that your advertising. I think that due to it being PLR, you’d want to cap membership at 100 members and if you felt you could knock out the extra work, maybe run 2-3 memberships with different or unique content. I think ou’d want to stick to the $17/month price or possibly $27 if you were to up the report to about 10 pages.

  • ben says:

    Hi Tiff,

    1. Mix
    2. Yes (see 1)
    3. Unlimited – under $20.00/month – unless it is restricted to just 1 member :) It only takes 1 copy and you have duplicate content, so 2 or 20,000,000 members makes no real difference.
    4. Yes, but not products in “electronics” category. It would be a good idea to have different memberships for different niches along the lines of Amazon’s categories, as someone focusing on the “Kitchen Applience” niche would not be interested in “Automotive” PLR content. I think it is much more important to focus the topic of the PLR than to restrict the circulation numbers. Just my $0.02.

    Drop me an email if you would like some more thoughts on Amazon product selection for your Mom’s PLR empire, there’s some ideas I’m working on that I’m not ready to share publicly yet :)

    ben

  • Nicola says:

    How about doing a mix of membership and “pick and mix”.

    A quick example would be: 250 memberships – each month you get 5 packages for $50. After a month 50 of each package are available for separate purchase at $15 per package.

    The advantage of membership is to get the packages earlier and cheaper. Then for people who only want specific packs they could get what they want, they just have to wait and pay more!

    It also means that people who join later can still pick up past packs if they want them. This way it still remains limited too.

    Hope this helps.

  • Chuck says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    Yes to product specific articles, general category articles, or a mix?

    Yes to 5 two-page (ie: 800+ words) long review articles,
    Not so much to 5 Email Autoresponders
    Yes to a 5-page report about the overall topic with tips etc.

    3. What would you be willing to pay for a 20 page package like this in these two scenarios:
    If it were generic $7 to $17
    Confined to a specific group of products such as Small Kitchen Appliances $27 to $37
    If more specific to items such as Slow Cookers $47 to $57.

    Yes to A limited membership site 250 to 400 max. Priced accordingly.
    No to An unlimited membership site.

    4. Would you possibly join a membership site just for Amazon PLR?
    Yes, but… I would have to be interested in ALL of the categories/products not just 2 or 3

    Chuck

  • Joseph says:

    Hi Tiff,

    Best way for me to answer is to start off with I’m currently buying as of now monthly.

    Product Monthly $12 wso (reg. $24)

    Consist of:
    10 product review articles
    10 related articles
    product comparison chart
    buyers guide/checklist
    keyword list

    Toy Plr Monthly $7 wso (reg. $14)

    consist of:
    14 product reviews
    5 related articles
    keyword research

    Weekly Product Review plr $10 (reg. $16)

    consist of:
    4 product reviews 800+ words(16 articles@mth)
    1 product niche keyword list

    I also purchase amazon product video wso and other amazon product niche related articles. I usually get these under $10 or so, cause they are on a dimesale.

    I think you and your mom can do both, a membership base site and amazon packs base on monthly trends or certain niches.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Joseph

  • Cliff says:

    Tiffany,

    I really like your new idea here, and there are a lot of very good comments coming in – I’d just like to add of few of my own:

    • Limited from 300 to 500 would add more interest and value to the PLR for your proposed membership site.
    • Having a variety of categories to choose from is critical for this to be useful to a diverse membership audience.
    • Having the option to choose two topics (from a list) per month would keep the average marketer sufficiently busy.

    Yes, having “some” low priced, high sales volume Amazon products in each category is great for boosting your sales commissions above their 4% beginning threshold.

    For myself, I generally will steer away from products that do not yield a minimum $10 commission, unless they are the ones simply being used for boosting the month’s sales commission threshold. With that in mind, I would like to see the majority of the PLR materials covering Amazon products “starting” at a price of about $200.

    Having PLR on a lot of “low price – low commission” products would not be useful. This seems to be the most common mistake made by those who are creating Amazon PLR materials.

    I’m eagerly looking forward to what you’ll be coming up with!

  • Rich Phelps says:

    You’re going to be super busy writing all this content for a membership site! I wish I had your stamina! Sounds great though and your mom rocks!

    Have you heard of Nathan Devlin’s PLR appliance membership? He offers 15 reviews that are 1,000 words long, articles and a list-building buyers guide that also comes with graphics. For $20 per month it’s a steal. The attention to detail in the reviews is amazing I’d never have dreamed that I’d be seeing such high quality PLR content just a few years ago. The reviews convert much better than my own content ever did! hehe! PLR ATM really changed the PLR world for good. :-)

  • LindaP says:

    At this time, I couldn’t go for a monthly expense, but I like the idea.

    Best wishes.

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