Proof + What You Need
In my September income report, I mentioned that I would be experimenting with a project.
I started it on the 7th of October, but had to stop working on it partly, because I was on a short holiday to London.
Not only did the trip itself slow me down tremendously, I also had a few bumps and failures during the first week, which is why the result is slightly less than it could have been.
What you are going to be learning in this Article, is how I managed to generate an easy passive online income method that generated $143+ in 7 days!
Not only will you hopefully manage to create the same, but you will be generating much more and much faster than I did.
Why would you perform better? Because I will tell you what exactly you need and what things you should avoid so, that you won’t have bumps down the road!
The principle of this method is, creating a niche site to sell Amazon products.
You might have heard of these before and you might have seen other tutorials out there.
I came across millions and they all had one plugin or program I was meant to buy or pay for.
This tutorial won’t cost you a dime. You might want to consider to buy your own domain though!
Results would be much better that way (they typically cost aorund $9-$12/ year).
What you will need:
- A gmail account
- An Amazon Affiliates account
- A website (don’t worry everything will be explained here if you don’t know how to create a website)
- Social media accounts (the bare minimum should be Pinterest and Instagram)
If you do not have a gmail and the above mentioned social media accounts, make sure to get these now.
They aren’t 100% necessary, but the closer you follow this tutorial the better the outcome will be.
All of the tools and methods I mention are for free, so if you’re holding your credit card out by now, you can put it back in your wallet.
Here’s how we will approach this method:
- We will choose a product (unique niche) which we will sell
- Do some keyword research
- Create a website around the niche
- Advertise the products on our website
- Generate traffic through social media
- Earn passive income on autopilot!
I haven’t touched my own niche site since I’ve created it and it’s been consistently making sales.
This is what I like to call autopilot and complete passive income!
Technically you could repeat this method 10 times and make around $1,400 every week! The more sites you have, the faster you’ll reach that target.
By the end of your first time, you could outsource all the steps and have several done in a days time!
So I hope you enjoy this and pay close attention.
The first thing we have to do to create our easy passive online income, is to pick a good niche.
Normally I’d say that you should pick a niche you feel passionate about, have an interest in or generally find interesting.
However this is not entirely necessary for our micro niche site, because we’re just creating a quick small site that we want to forget about while it generates us money.
We’re not going to continuously update content on it or try to improve it in any way once we’re done with it. You can if you want to scale up profits but I didn’t.
So how are we making sure our niche is a good one?
- Head over to Amazon.com
- Choose any category and hit search
- Choose a sub category and sort by customer review
- Pick a popular most sold product!
Now you should be looking at a number of items that are really popular and people are happy buying.
Make sure that you choose a product in the price range of around $200-$800. Also make sure to have something which is rather unique.
I will not be revealing my niche because I think it was perfect and the competition is fairly high as it is.
The price should technically not matter too much, but seeing as Amazon commissions are really low, we want to have a certain limit for price ranges.
To help you ease your search, think of a product that’s trending, that people would always need and especially something that people prefer to order online.
This might be the hardest step so take your time and don’t rush it!
Now that we have our product, it’s time to do some keyword research.
Head over to the Google Keyword Tool and sign in.
Type in the exact model of the product you chose in Step #1.
So if your product was a wine bottle and the brand name was ‘Wine XYZ 300’ you type in that exact brand name.
Once the results show up, download them onto an excel file. This will make it easier to filter what we want to look at.
Open your excel sheet and delete all the following columns: A, C, F ,G, H, I, J, K
All we need to be looking at is the Keyword, Average Monthly Searches and the Competition.
What we will be looking at now is the competition. Since we don’t want high competing keywords, we will filter out everything we don’t need.
Simultaneously we want enough monthly searches so we will also have to ignore anything that is below 90 and above 500 monthly searches.
To do that we put a filter on and un-tick everything BELOW 90 monthly searches as well as anything UP TO 0.2 – 0.3 competition.
Write down all your newly found keywords that match these criteria. We will be using these later.
(This is what your excel sheet should look like when all filters are applied)
You might want to do this for 5 different products in the same niche if the keywords are too specific.
So if your first product was ‘Wine XYZ 300’ you might want to look for ‘ASD Wine 40’. They’re both Wine but 2 different brands and therefore other keywords might appear.
However if your first keyword search provided you enough don’t worry about this.
Recap: What you should have by this step is 1) Have a niche chosen 2) a list of keywords for that niche
Time to create our website. In order to generate easy passive online income, you really can’t do it without a website. I mean it’s possible but a lot harder.
Creating a website shouldn’t frighten you. It’s super easy and all you need can be found on this site anyway.
We are going to be working with WordPress for this example, because that’s what I’ve used and it’s so quick and user friendly to use.
When you choose your domain name, make sure to choose something that might be in your keyword list or something related to your product.
For instance if the niche were wine bottles, we want to call our site something along the lines of BestWineBottle.com or WineBottleReview.com!
The name itself should attract customers to your site but also reveal what exactly can be found on it.
Now you don’t have to follow this step exactly, but if you want to optimize your conversions, make sure to choose a theme that is suitable.
By suitable I mean that you should choose something shop-like. There are a few nice ones you could pay for but I chose a free one.
Choose a theme that is neat, doesn’t have too much going on and clearly displays products we’ll be trying to sell.
Next thing you want to do is install and activate the following set of plugins:
- Jetpack (for contact page)
- SEO by Yoast (for SEO)
- Pretty Link (to cloak your affiliate links)
- Any Social media plugin (for maximum exposure)
- WP Product Review (not necessary but a must in my eyes)
- Statpress (also not necessary especially if you have Google analytics)
Once you’ve installed all the plugins it’s time to get to work. Create a minimum of 4 pages.
Ideally you want to have a contact page (all you have to do is post the Jetpack contact form) a privacy disclaimer and 2 more pages related to your product.
Make sure that your two pages include an image and at least 500 words of text. Every page should include a keyword from your list as well!
Once you’ve created your 4 pages you can start writing your first review of the first product.
Again, choose a keyword from your list and write at least 500 words. You have to repeat this step 5 times so that we have 5 product reviews.
With the help of the WP Product Review plugin, your reviews will look awesome and very professional. Basically hard to resist when customers see them!
All the written stuff can be outsourced. You can easily ask anyone to write 500 words for a quick $5 at any freelancer site.
I would advise at this stage, to slowly publish the reviews. One each day, to show Google that your site will be updated regularly and to get indexed faster.
If you know your way around Google Webmaster, you can get indexed pretty much straight away, but I’d have to write another tutorial on this.
So to play it safe, post a review a day BEFORE including your affiliate links.
After being indexed you can go affiliate crazy. However, I would typically advise not to post more than 3 per page.
I had one in the beginning of each review, one at the end and one in the WP Product Review plugin.
Once your site is pretty much complete, it’s time to get some traffic.
Although we should have a pretty good traffic source through our keywords and our SEO written texts and reviews, we need to push it a bit further.
The easiest way I managed to get traffic, was through Instagram and Pinterest.
If you are completely new to Pinterest, I highly advise you to create and account, add all your friends from your Facebook account and add at least 10 boards.
On each board you should have around 5-10 pins. Simply choose things you actually like and include an about me board.
This makes your account look authentic and not spammy.
Then you should add one additional board of whatever your product is that you are selling on your new niche site.
Pin each review separately with their keywords as hashtags in the description.
I will write a more thoroughly explained post how to get 500+ followers a week, but as for now just add around 100 people a day on your account.
Instagram can be more product related. Create an account just for the product itself.
In your profile description, make sure to add some emojis, short description of your site and include the link to your site.
You can also add all your Facebook friends, just as on Pinterest. This is not to make your friends buy your product (unless you want too).
It’s merely there to show Instagram that this won’t be another spammy account.
What you can do next is add a few people on your account.
Again, I will be writing a thorough tutorial to maximize exposure and get tons of followers in no time but just make sure to add 100 people for now.
If you add too many you’ll most likely get suspended, so try to stick to 100 max. per day!
Next thing you can do with Instagram, is to include pictures of your product. These can be the same as on your review site.
Again, make sure to include the keywords written in hashtags (e.g. #WineXYZ300) followed by nice short descriptions.
That’s pretty much it!
Over time you should be generating enough traffic to let this run completely passively.
I haven’t touched my Instagram account since a week after it’s creation. My Pinterest on the other side is a ongoing thing as I use it for several websites.
This is what I call easy passive online income, with barely to no effort whatsoever!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
If you did, make sure to share it with people. You could literally repeat this process 10 times and make $1,400+ a week.
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Thanks for reading,