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A Sneak Peek at My New Niche Site

As you might recall, about a month ago I set out on a challenge to focus on one project for 31-days.  The idea was that I would eliminate some of my larger distractions and really kick my productivity into high gear.

I originally gave myself the option of doing two projects (one for the first half of the month, one for the second half), however I decided to just focus on one project for the entire month.

Overall, it was a success, and I wanted to share with you the details of what I created.

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Don’t Get Banned from Amazon Associates!

Don’t worry, I didn’t get banned from Amazon! That would’ve been pretty terrible, and I don’t want to have to write another post like this.

From what I’ve been reading lately, Amazon has also been doing a fair amount of banning, so I wanted to be a little bit proactive and make sure that I’m not in a position to have my account banned.  Also, I wanted share with you a fairly quick and easy way to keep your account from getting banned.

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How Efficiently Do You Build Amazon Niche Sites?

I ask this question because I know my answer – not too efficiently.  Granted, I’ve done my best to outsource content and put it on “autopilot” but there was still one thing missing: a way to effectively and efficiently implement Amazon affiliate links without having to bounce back and forth between my site and my affiliate account.  Not to mention this wasn’t something I could have a VA do, because I didn’t want them having access to my account.

Let me say one thing up front – this is a product review (for a WordPress plugin), which you know I rarely publish here.  And it’s not for everyone.  But if you build Amazon niche sites or plan to, this is a tool you’re probably going to want to at least read about.

[Note: I’m actually going to be giving away at least one copy of this plugin for free.  The details are at the end of this post, and it’ll be really easy to enter (all you have to do is leave a comment!).]

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How I Put My Amazon Niche Site Content Creation on Autopilot

Ever since I read Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Workweek, I’ve known about virtual assistants (“VAs”).  For whatever reason, even after being constantly reminded about VAs from various blogs that I read, it’s always been something I haven’t fully utilized.  Sure, I wrote all about how to create a niche site in 0 hours.  Unfortunately, writing about something and actually doing it are two completely different things.

I’ve outsourced a few tasks before – in particular, article writing and backlink building.  My results have been mixed.  The backlink quality isn’t always great.  And the articles, even if they’re decent quality, still take time to format and publish on your niche site.  Adding images, formatting, affiliate links, and other miscellaneous things take time.

I complain a lot about not having enough time to get my projects to where they want to be. Maybe Maren Kate’s guest post here about the 80/20 principle and delegation was the kick in the rear that I needed to finally execute on some more advanced outsourcing ideas. Let me tell you about what I did.

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Amazon Niche Site Challenge 01: A First Look Into the Details

When I first explained my Amazon niche site challenge and followed it up with an earnings update in my November income report, many of you wanted to know more about exactly what I do to monetize these sites (besides using Amazon) and why earnings may have varied between sites.

I’m still not going to reveal the actual URLs of the sites, but I will go into a lot more detail about the general niches I’m targeting and provide a lot of other information that I think you will find helpful and/or interesting.  If you don’t already know about my Amazon niche site challenge, I suggest you read the introduction first.

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How I’m Going to Add $20k/Year to My Passive Income Portfolio (Niche Profit Course Review)

As the niche site duel continues, I’ve gotten to the point where, aside from adding periodic content and backlinks, the site has become a passive project for me.  I’ll still share my earnings in my monthly income reports and maybe another post here or there about new strategies I’m using, but the vast majority of my niche site’s configuration has already been publicized here for you to read.

I’m a huge fan of personal challenges, and I think it’s about time to layer another one on top of my already existing projects.  You can criticize me for juggling too many projects at once, but I’ve learned that this is how I keep it interesting and enjoyable for myself.  If I can still produce positive results, I’m not going to complain about it.

I really believe that this new challenge is going to do wonders for my passive income portfolio, as I continue to diversify it.  Let’s jump into the details.

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