One of the most interesting things about starting a business for me is to see the progression of improvements over time. Actually, I like anything which involves a low time preference, i.e. things which take a long time bear fruit. I feel the same about languages, having learned (and forgotten) a few during my life so […]
Affiliate Website Case Studies
I've said before, that affiliate site case studies suck, and I still think that. They do suck, because they're impossible to follow as a perfect example of what to do with your own affiliate site.
If a case study is too specific, then it's hard to apply the principles to your own niche. If it's too broad, then it's hard to understand really what happened and how you can replicate it.
So rather than just complain, I'm just writing up my own reports in a way I thinks can be helpful. Here, you'll find some posts about earnings breakdowns similar to income reports, as well as some specifics about experiments I run and how they turn out.
I try to publish everything after they are finished rather than tracking in real time so that I have time to digest the information and publish it in a way that is useful to you.
There were many years where I would have never monetize a website with display ads, but in recent years I’ve changed my tune. In the beginning, I tried a couple different types of display ad monetization. Adsense Media.net Ezoic Content.ad Chitika There are tons of other Adsense alternatives out there, but I stopped experimenting because […]
Honestly, I think the #1 reason people quit working on their affiliate websites is because they stop believing it’s possible that they can actually earn money from their website. Even if the “official” reason manifests it in some other type of excuse like not having enough time, really, if you told someone that if they […]
Pinterest is a powerful social media platform. In fact, it’s more than that, it’s actually a search engine in my view. Not all niches lend themselves to the visual nature of Pinterest, but if you think you could make it work for your niche, I think it’s absolutely worth a try. How Pinterest Doubled My […]
Though I write specifically about blogging and affiliate marketing, the concept of “niches” applies to any kind of business. Your niche is your audience who you’re talking to. It’s a group of people with some kind of similarity. A common question I get when someone is starting an affiliate site is whether or not their niche is […]
Pinterest is a search engine, and I have proof. Why is this important? It’s important because it means you cans top obsessing over Google traffic (if you want to). Sure, Google is the biggest game in town, but it’s not the only one. Plus, even if you are a rockstar at ranking in Google, if […]
I’ve been an affiliate of Amazon for 10 years now, and the most recent commissions cut is the second I’ve lived through. Actually, this recent cut in April 2020 didn’t affect me at all because my categories had already been slashed to 4.5%, and some even down to as low as 3%. To be honest, […]
Building backlinks is one of the most popular topics for anyone building websites online because backlinks can have a very positive effect on your rankings. More rank means more traffic and more traffic means more money. Easy, right? The trouble is, building backlinks isn’t a straightforward process. Google doesn’t want website owners to be able […]
Generally speaking, when you create an article for your affiliate website you should use as few affiliate links as possible. That doesn’t mean you can’t use them as you see fit though. It just means as few as possible. Why? It pretty much just makes sense that from the perspective of both search engines and […]
Fiverr is one of the most popular places talked about for outsourcing various parts of your online business. It’s where I outsourced my first logo, and my first article back in 2010. There are many plates to outsource articles online these days though, so should Fiverr still be on your radar? Fiverr is not usually […]