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ShopABot Review - Instant, Hosted Amazon Stores - 100% Viral!

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand ShopABot Review
  • Create a profitable Amazon Affiliate Store
  • Understand how to create full time business with an eCommerce store
  • Learn about dropshipping & buying products wholesale
  • Understand how to do keyword research
  • How to do basic eCommerce SEO
  • How to promote an eCommerce site with Social Media & Advertising
  • Understand how to hire Virtual Assistants
  • Learn about Amazon FBA

Requirements

  • A good understanding of Wordpress CMS
  • Registering a domain and getting it hosted
  • Be able to apply to become an Amazon Affiliate (Some States do not allow this)
  • Google Drive
  • Evernote

Description

*Updated November 2017*

Now Includes information on becoming an Etsy Affiliate!

I've also added modules on all of the major Amazon affiliate plugins including Prosociate, Azon Store Builder and Fresh Store Builder.

What is the course all about?

In this course you will learn how I've built a profitable Amazon affiliate store that works and functions as an awesome eCommerce site.

What should I expect to achieve after completing this course?

Your #1 goal should be to have built a profitable Amazon affiliate store that allows you to expand beyond being just an affiliate. You will have the choice of offering physical products to your buyers.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Getting started with focus and mindset while organizing and planning tasks
  • Setting up your eCommerce website the right way
  • Picking a niche and doing keyword research for that niche
  • How to design your site and pick a theme
  • Maximizing conversions to get more buyers
  • Basic overview of eCommerce SEO
  • Promoting your eCommerce site with Social Media
  • Using free and paid advertising to promote your site
  • Outsourcing Virtual Assistants to help you build your site faster
  • Learning the basics of Email marketing for eCommerce
  • Moving beyond Amazon Affiliates - Selling on Amazon & eBay
  • Working with Dropshippers and buying products Wholesale

How long is the course?

This course is split up into 6 weeks, each week you are provided with homework so you have tasks to complete after watching the modules and reading through the content.

It may take longer than 6 weeks to complete the entire program, the course is designed to allow you to create a part time or even full time eCommerce store if you choose to do so.

Most of the advice I provide allows you to make sales without a ton of commitment when it comes to purchasing physical inventory. You can start slow and grow as you make progress through the course.

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"Found this just as I started work on an Amazon site. Really useful advice on how to set up shop. I'm implementing now and honestly, that alone will save me the next few days of my life at this point in my project. 

That's worth the price of entry alone!

But the course has a lot more to give: outsourcing tips, sensible approach to promotion. Also heaps of stuff on FBA and other things beyond Amazon affiliate that held no interest and I thought weren't really for me, but I can now see offer a lot of potential for growth of my store down the line. Great stuff. I also appreciate the straight up approach here.

No typical marketers fluff, filler, hype or BS. Just laying out what seems solid advice and an action plan that will get you up and running in short order. You know the course is solid, as John walks through the set up of one of his sites, which is a cut above the usual robo-Azon affiliate spam site. 

Even outsourcing leaves the hassle of managing workers, as we all know. It'd also be better if the intro gave some idea of the minimum kinds of investment of time and money you should expect to put in to get any result. 

Of course, you can keep it passive, but consumers are more savvy than they've ever been. So i'd suggest getting into this with a view to build out and up: in which case the the slog begins." - Paul Andrews

"Start off gently as an as an Amazon Affiliate and then transition into your own eCommerce juggernaut. John will show you how it's done and demonstrate the software that makes it possible, easy and profitable." - Dr. Phillips

"This course is way more than just about Amazon Affiliates. Anyone starting an online business will also benefit from this course there is so much information in here and very useful information. John does a great job keeping you engaged in what he has to say, he's very knowledgeable and shows proof that he knows his stuff! Thanks for a great course John." - S Howard

"I've used Wordpress for years so when I saw this course focused on the WooCommerce plugin I decided to give it a shot. It really is a comprehensive course covering everything you need to know about starting your own Amazon affiliate store." - Glen Thonis

"I'm very happy to have subscribed and this is a perfect course if you want to setup your own ecommerce store. John is an expert and his advises are very practical and easy to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole course and i have already started implementing them into my own business." - Hussain Ahmed

Who is the target audience?

  • Interested in earning with the Amazon Affiliate Program
  • Interested in running a part time or full time eCommerce business
  • Interested in selling products with the Amazon FBA program
  • Interested in dropshipping or buying products wholesale to sell online
  • Not for those who are not willing to put time and effort into building a good site
  • If you are not interested in selling products online this course might not be for you

Looking for some good examples of successful Amazon affiliate websites?

You've come to the right place.

In today's post, I'll share with you ​my detailed analysis of 5 highly profitable Amazon affiliate websites...

... including my key takeaways so that you could apply them to grow your own online business.

​And since this is the 2nd edition of this post - I decided to make it even more comprehensive by adding 9 more examples of successful websites monetized with other affiliate programs.

Let's jump right in!

THEWIRECUTTER.COM

Niche: Gadgets, gear, and electronics reviews

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The WireCutter was founded in 2011 by Brian Lam, a former Editorial Director at Gizmodo, when he was so fed up with the advertising model of traditional media empires.

Here's what he said in an interview a few years ago: "I was tired of doing posts that were obsolete three hours after I wrote them. I wanted evergreen content that didn’t have to be updated constantly in order to hunt traffic. I wanted to publish things that were useful.”

Today, The WireCutter focuses on doing intensive testing and research to create in-depth and useful product buying guides to help readers pick the best products in a wide range of categories.

The 5-year old affiliate website was reported to be acquired for over $30,000,000 in cash ​by The New York Times in October 2016.

The Wire Cutter

KEY NUMBERS:

INDEXED PAGES

1290

REFERRING DOMAINS

11.4K

MONTHLY VISITS

8.60M

FACEBOOK FANS

43K+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

61.1K

PINTEREST FOLLOWERS

2.3K+

CONTENT STRATEGY:

  • The Wirecutter’s success is obvious once you read any one of their reviews. They do fun tests with products that are so good, they have a very high chance of going viral in each space.
  • For example, their review of best earbud headphones under $40 is on such another level that all content creators should use The Wirecutter as the premier example of what a product review piece should be.
  • I’ve never seen a product review, or any blog post for that matter, with over 750 comments!
  • It looks like they start by reading reviews on Amazon and other major online marketplaces to narrow down the best products of a category and then they actually buy them to run their own tests to come to their own conclusion.
  • As seen in another example of the Best Photo Printers, this allows them to create much better, in-depth content than all of their competitors. And it works.
  • The Wirecutter has over 11.4k referring domains and are just about dominating Google for every “best [product]” search terms in the gadgets and electronic space.
  • They have expanded by starting a sister site, The Sweethome, that is also doing just as well for home focused products.

TRAFFIC SOURCES:

MONETIZATION STRATEGY:

The Wirecutter is upfront about how they make money, which builds trust with their audience through transparency. They mostly make money from Amazon’s Associate program, but also use affiliate programs from various other retailers and Skimlinks.

Here are some monetization tactics they use:​

  • They always include a “callout” of their best picks and runner ups towards the top of the article for people who want the info fast and then get into the table of contents and more details
  • They use quite a lot of in-content affiliate links to the recommended products throughout the article.
  • They also include a callout of their best pick at the end of the review

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Actually testing products gives the ability to create much better content than most other niche sites allowing better opportunities for getting links, traffic, and conversions
  • Always doing quality, in-depth reviews builds trust with your audience and significantly helps improve conversions.

Note: Want The Ultimate List of Profitable Amazon Affiliate Niche Ideas? Download this FREE report and discover the niche(s) that could put an extra $1000-$3000 into your pocket every month! Get them here.

LUCIESLIST.COM

Niche: Baby product reviews

Lucies List Logo

I discovered Lucie's List in late 2015 and was super impressed by how fast they were able to grow their content and traffic.

The site uses a very good silo structure that definitely helps a lot to achieve high rankings for some of the biggest keywords in this niche.

The marketing team behind the site has also done a very good job at promoting the site. They have successfully secured mentions and link placements on some of the top general and industry specific publications.​

Lucie's List

KEY NUMBERS:

INDEXED PAGES

407

REFERRING DOMAINS

1.02K

MONTHLY VISITS

213.80K

FACEBOOK FANS

91K+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

7K+

PINTEREST FOLLOWERS

20K+

CONTENT STRATEGY:

  • Lucie’s List first started getting popular from the newsletter, called “Crib Notes.” As soon as you open the site, you’re greeted with a popup to subscribe to the newsletter.
  • In addition to the name and email, she asks for the baby’s due date/actual birthday so she can send more timely and relevant content to the subscriber.
  • These three reasons, coupled with good content, are why the newsletter is so popular and her biggest channel.
  • You can browse through the archives of her newsletter to see the type of content that’s posted there. Lucie’s List really takes advantage of timing content based on the stage the mother is in to offer better content. Many of the emails are strictly info and value with product emails sprinkled in.
  • In the main nav bar, you’ll discover she has content and buying guides for each stage a woman and her family go through when having a child - baby shower registry, postpartum, infants, toddlers, and a special page for twins.
  • The post on baby strollers seems like the most in depth product post on her site and even then doesn’t go into as much detail or have as nice as visuals as the other authority sites above.
  • Despite that, there are a lot of product review posts and most of them are located in the Gear Guides page linked in the nav bar for quick access from any page.

TRAFFIC SOURCES:

MONETIZATION STRATEGY:

Lucie’s List is monetized with affiliate programs from Amazon, Diapers.com, Giggle, and more. In her earnings disclaimer, she mentions she strictly relies on affiliate commissions to avoid publishing sponsored posts and it doesn’t look like there are any ads on the site.

Both of these tactics are great for building a strong community. Additionally, she has an ebook for sale with a link in the main nav bar.

Here are some monetization tactics they use:​

  • Publishes valuable info to build credibility and then product reviews to make money
  • Monetized only by affiliate commissions and an ebook
  • Produces tons of quick product review posts for a wide reach.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Putting yourself in the journey of your audience from problem to solution provides opportunities to give value and sell.
  • Being relatable helps build trust and credibility
  • Using testimonials from readers about the newsletter next to the opt-in box probably helps increase conversions

 

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