Hello guys, Just A Beat here. I am a 20 years old guy from Romania who's been in the field of internet marketing for quite a while now. Oh well, even though I've been in this for ~4 years or so, I have never had any considerable success. Of course, I've hit a few 1000s of dollars, but nothing sustainable or that would make anyone wonder what kind of witchcraft I am up to. When it comes to online marketing, I'd say that I've spent most of my time in the grey zone: I would always worry about not earning money and stuff of this nature, but I would never work.
In the last 1-2 years I've went nuts when it came to productivity, valuing my own time and kicking procrastination's ass. I can wholeheartedly say that I've made it. I am quite good when it comes to goal setting, being aware of how I waste time and fixing it, setting good habits in stone and pretty much evolve every single day in most of the areas of my life that I truly value (there is never enough time in a day to actually work towards every single value that one has).
Even though I started reading for 90 minutes/day, consistently, and hitting the gym every single training day, meditating, cutting back on sugars, learning Arabic (this is what I am studying), taking cold showers, and so on and so forth, I've figured that something was missing. I was (and still am) feeling hollow and I didn't know why. Then it hit me. Among my core values there are: financial independence, financial abundance and the ability to use my time however I want. That is why, for me, internet marketing is the perfect fit. I know of no other field that allows such a freedom With this in mind and the fact that I feel like I am neglecting a big part of my life, here I am writing this journey.
Now that I've bored you to death with my little backstory and what seemed to be a brag about how cool my time management skills actually are - not to mention making you my own psychologist when I complained about not pursuing the internet marketing thingy - let's get into why I chose Amazon affiliates, what do I have to do to get started and what I am trying to accomplish.
So... why Amazon affiliates?
Back in the days when I used to earn money, I was doing it with YouTube and blackhat niches. For some reason that didn't feel right. Now don't get me wrong, I don't give a damn about a kid who'd get his ass whooped for using his mom's credit card to cheat Clash of Clans, nor do I care about people who didn't receive their Bra**ers passwords after completing a survey (Torrents people. Torrents.) but there was something else. I don't know about you, but I want my stuff long term. I don't want to worry about it not being sustainable. And since SEO is kinda cheap compared to other ways of advertising, here I am. Besides this, I have quite some knowledge about SEO, thanks to the time I've spent learning (i.e. running away from practice as much as possible) and the internship I've been in, at an SEO Company.
What do I have to do?
Since we are talking Amazon, SEO and long term, there will be huge amounts of words coming out of my fingers. Don't judge, I am poor. I have to get by and since time is my only commodity, I will use that as my leverage.
Phase one: choosing a niche
- Find 5 potential niches
- Find products for each of them
- Keyword research for every niche
- Competition analysis for each niche
- Choose the best niche
Phase two: content creation
- Write 20 artcles as fast as possible (to get the website started)
- 5 articles
- 10 articles
- 15 articles
- 20 articles
- Write all the way to 60 articles
- 30 articles
- 40 articles
- 50 articles
- 60 articles
Phase three: starting the website
- Buy hosting and domain + setup wordpress and find a good theme
- Install the plugins
- Setup Google Analytics and Google Webmasters Tool
- Create essential pages
- Last mile...
- Buy a logo
- Setup social media accounts
- Post the 20 articles
Phase four: link building
Stay tuned for this one...
All right guys, that is pretty much it. I will come with more information as I keep going with this journey, so don't worry about that. As for the updates, I will update every single day for now, but I am not sure I will keep it that way. For the moment I need something to hold me accountable and the thread is quite a good excuse I'd say (I hope).
Journey starts on Monday, February 20.