Making money on Amazon can take a lot of time if you are to do things manually. Everything from
- searching for the right keywords/product,
- buying a domain,
- getting a host for your domain,
- setting up your page,
- finding the right keywords to promote
- building backlinks
- social media, SEO, writing etc
takes a lot of time awayyyyy…
And all of this just involves one site… What if you want to repeat this across several sites and build many niche sites at once??
Obviously, it will take you even LONGERR…. Not sure about you but for me, I would personally, safe some of my time doing other things that will bring me more money.
Tools For Researching Amazon Products as an Affiliate
Searching For the Right Keywords or product to promote is probably the most important part. If you get this step wrong, then any other step will no longer matter. That is why you need to do good product research before you decide to start a niche site and build links to it.
Here are a few tools for your consideration, that I highly recommend of course.
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The AMASuite product comes with three different tools which include:
- Azon Product Inspector
- Azon Top 100 Analyzer
- Azon Keyword Generator
My fav is the first two tools as I have alternative products that I can use besides the keyword generator that comes with it. If you do manage to purchase AMAsuite, you will be pleased to know that it makes short work of finding bestselling products, newly listed products, and products with the most reviews in whatever category of product you choose to promote on your niche site.
Definitely a time saver in my opinion compared to the old days, when i did everything manually on my own. For those with experience doing this, you should know that it is a real pain…. :S
2) Market Samurai
Need I say more about this old timer?? Although Market Samurai has been around for years, this product still tells you:
- how to do proper keyword research and
- analyze your competition.
- lookup good domain names that are available
Another key thing about building niche sites is to analyze your competition which comes with Market Samurai. If you fail to consider this as well while doing product research, you are in for a hard time trying to rank it or fail entirely.
If you don’t have the funds, other reasonably comparable tools you can consider include this:
- Google Keyword tool
- Google Insights
- Google Trends
Setting Up An AMAZON Niche Site
Setting up an Amazon niche site can take a lot of time and I wouldn’t say every theme is perfectly optimized for Amazon affiliates.
I have tried a few like Thesis, Azon theme, ElegantThemes and a few others.
Of all those themes out there, I would either go for the EasyAZON theme or Thesis. Thesis takes some time to manually set up so unless you are setting up just a few niche sites,
***I would suggest going for a more optimized theme like AZON theme.***
Another good recommendation that I have is to use WPZonbuilder. Even if you do not have any particular theme that you are interested in, this plugin can help generate product posts immediately.
Hmm, what would we do without plugins on WordPress… I would say you definitely need some Amazon specific plugins for your niche sites. One of them that I recommend is WPZonbuilder. WPzonbuilder helps generate products posts with great ease. Great for those who don’t want to spend too much time writing posts manually. Although this plugins saves a lot of time, I would still encourage you to write posts manually or get someone to write it for you (see below…)
Another great plugin to have is EasyAzon. EasyAzon helps you insert affiliate links with tremendous ease. All you got to do is to select an appropriate category for your product and then insert either a text link, an image link or a whole product block link. The other good thing about EasyAzon is that you can get commissions from all the Amazon affiliate programs unlike most people who can only generate commissions through the Amazon.com site.
Building backlinks is probably one of the greatest pains of internet marketing. It is not worth spending time building backlinks. Based on my experience, it is certainly no fun writing articles that no one will read to get a backlink back to your niche sites. You might as well outsource it or get someone to do it for you by using a good backlink building service.
Here are some great services that I highly recommend personally.
- BuildMyRank (BMR)
“Any form of backlinking method can be done through Fiverr for a MEASLY $5″
There are a lot of other good services or tools to help you but if you want to get the most out of your time building niche sites, the above tools are necessary for your business.
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