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A Blueprint For Affiliate Success: Amazonian Profit Plan Review

 

I’ve been meaning to write a review on the Amazonian Profit Plan for a while. This book is responsible for switching my thinking to less is more, which in turn has helped me earn more money.

If you are struggling to earn affiliate income with Amazon or any other program, this is a must read.

I’ve seen dozens of ads and promotional materials for internet marketing products and tools that promise to teach you how to make tons of money online and frankly, the Amazonian Profit Plan sales page is nothing like any of them.

In fact, if there’s one thing missing on the Amazonian Profit Plan sales page, it’s hype.

While most websites of products of a similar nature bombard you with screenshots of how much they are earning, pictures of their mansion/cars/yacht, and dozens of reviews and testimonials, the Amazonian Profit Plan website looks almost staid by comparison.

And that’s when it hits you. Amazonian Profit Plan doesn’t need any hype because Paula and Wanda, the authors of this ebook, are confident of their product. After all, they have “been there and done that.”

Now that they’re comfortably making an average of $10K every month promoting Amazon products, they’d like to share what they know with anyone who’s interested in learning exactly how they did it.
The Amazonian Profit Plan is the blueprint to success to affiliate marketing.

Why Amazon?

With so many merchants out there, why choose to be an Amazon affiliate?

The reason is simple. Amazon has high conversion rates. Paula and Wanda realize that most people trust Amazon and are used to shopping on this site. People are more inclined to click on a link to Amazon, and once they get there they tend to buy other products as well. You can get more than one sale from one click through.

Success Does Not Come Overnight

Most guides and e-books on affiliate marketing will tell you again and again how much money you can expect to make just working for a few minutes in front of the computer every day. They also say you can start earning from Day 1.

If that is what you expect from this product, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Paula and Wanda’s e-book tells it like it is. You can’t become an overnight success in affiliate marketing.

Paula and Wanda believe most people fail to become successful in online marketing for one reason – they want instant success and don’t stick around long enough for their venture to succeed. Considering that these two ladies have been doing online marketing since 2004 and are now enjoying a fantastic income level, it’s safe to say that they know what they’re talking about.

So What Makes This E-Book Different?

There are two things that really stand out to me. One is that they started seeing success when they started targeting a few review pages at a time. This is opposite to the build 1000 niche blogs mentality. For people like me who do not progress when spread so thin this is a welcome relief!

The other is that this ebook is  “meaty”.  After a short introduction, the authors go directly to the heart of the matter. They provide a short list of the steps needed to be successful online. Not surprisingly, the list includes stuff you would be able to get from hundreds of other online marketing guides, such as choosing the right products, doing keyword research, checking out the competition, building traffic to your website, etc.

This is stuff is what separates the men from the boys. Or should I say, the women from the boys. Because Paula and Wanda tell you EXACTLY how to do each crucial step.

In detail.

While many internet marketing guides often leave you wondering what you should do next, the Amazonian Profit Plan shows you, in words and images, every single step you have to do. In addition to showing you HOW, the authors also explain WHY.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Right from the start Paula and Wanda reveal their criteria for choosing an Amazon product to promote. They even walk you through the process. One thing that really struck me, though, is the importance they lay on quality, not quantity.
Basically, their advice is to work smarter, not harder (my motto!).

So, you don’t need dozens of websites and thousands of pages. You only need the right Amazon products to promote, a number of well-written product reviews, and effective strategies to build traffic to your site. The Amazonian Profit Plan shows you how to do all this.

In a Nutshell

As I said, this ebook is meaty. After a short introduction about themselves, the authors go directly into their 6-step Amazon money-making plan. They talk about the advantages of working with Amazon and what you can expect to get out of it. You will learn how to:

  • Select high-conversion Amazon products that provide higher commissions. This includes checking out the competition.
  • Write a fantastic product review. The authors literally walk you through the process of writing a review, including what to say and what to include.
  • Add your Amazon Affiliate links where you can get the best click-through rates
  • Build traffic to your site. You’ll find out how to research and find the best keywords.

In case you haven’t started selling at Amazon yet, there’s a guide for signing up with the Amazon Associates Program.

The e-book also comes with attachments that include a keyword template and a checklist for Amazon product ideas. It also includes a completed product review written their way to make the type of income that everyone is aiming for with Amazon.

Pros

  • Well written and easy to understand
  • Complete, detailed steps; no need for guesswork
  • Practical and sensible advice
  • Written by experts

Cons

  • Limited to Amazon products
  • Requires knowledge of building a website and blogging
  • Expensive

My Take

Amazon Profit Plan is one of the best e-books on affiliate marketing around. It is obviously written by people who know what they’re talking about. The step-by-step instructions are incredibly detailed.

Although you are limited to promoting Amazon products, this makes sense as Amazon is one of the most popular marketing sites. But you do not have to use only Amazon products. This can be an outline for any product you promote.

Expensive? Well, remember, you get what you pay for. If you are looking for ONE simple plan to follow then this is it hands down! Get the Amazonian Profit Plan today!

PS – You can use my product review PLR to get started fast with this method.

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Amazon Challenge – Day 1 Assess

One way to work smarter is to set up review blogs that make money for you even while you sleep. One of my 2011 goals is to significantly increase my monthly Amazon earnings so that I can earn money even when I am not actively working on it. This will require a lot of up front work. But once it’s going strong then I can ease up a bit and still collect a NICE monthly income.

2010 was the first year that I’ve been an Associate for Amazon. I dismissed the idea for years hearing about how low their commissions were.

But in early 2010 when I was setting up my Adsense sites I put some links to Amazon on my pages and to my surprise I  immediately got several sales.

I was pretty much hooked after that! It just seems too easy. People love to buy from Amazon and they usually buy more than the products you are promoting.

Unfortunately, my earnings have been all over the place and this is because I have been spreading myself thin working on too many projects at once. December earnings were a sad $87! But what can I really expect if I’m not being consistent in my efforts??

But NO more! I will put in the work so I can earn the dough! Especially, when I know there are people making a full time living on Amazon sales alone (see Chris Guthrie and the ladies over at Affiliate Blog Online).

The first step in this challenge (of course, join me if you like) is to assess what I have going on.

Over the past year, I’ve built well over 30 blogs in many different niches and not-so-quickly realized that this is not the path I wanted to take. Once I decided this was not the path I wanted to take, I sold over half of them and a couple I just let go. Now with roughly 8-10 (8 for sure, 2 are up in the air) I feel I can take each one step by step to earning much more.

First, I’m going to follow the advice at Affiliate Online Blog that says to assess your pages not blogs. They also say you only need a handful of pages to make a full time living with Amazon.

In fact they say that you only need ONE good review to make great money!  That makes me feel much better since I am so scatterbrained sometimes! 🙂 Update: I won a copy of the Amazonian Profit Plan! So I’ll be using this strategy for the challenge.

So the overall plan will be to:

1. Assess what I have going on right now. Don’t build any more blogs or product reviews until I get what I already have working for me.

I’m going to pick 5 product reviews that I have already created (as long as they meet the criteria in the APP) to focus on and that’s it!!! I will sooo try anyway…

2. Tweak and rework pages.

3. Backlink like crazy until I reach #1 spot for my main keyword (then move on to the next page and do the same thing). Ideally it would be great to have each product review ranking for several keywords.

So, right now I’m in assessment mode. One thing I’m finding as I’m going through everything is that I created most of my Amazon blogs prior to the change Google made that updated the keyword tool. Sooo the keywords I am ranking for or targeting are not good keywords any more. They have really low volumes! 🙁 Now I have to go back and rework my pages with better keywords.

Okay, so what’s the Amazon Challenge?

To create $5K/mo by June 2011.

Typing that felt scary! But I did it anyway!