One of the important points that we make in our Amazonian Profit Plan ebook is that you only need a handful of pages to make money online – in fact, you really only need 1 single page! We find that many people can’t quite grasp this simple concept, and this is generally because they have been told so often that you need to build multiple sites and constantly be adding more and more content.
So often we see people on internet marketing forums who are struggling to make money online and asking for advice on what they should do. The usual responses are to keep building more and more websites. We shudder when we hear this, because there really is no need to do this. In fact, the more websites you build the more work you have to do to maintain them and the more you spread yourself too thin, resulting in more work and little or no money coming in.
Focusing on, and maintaining multiple websites is hard work – in fact, this is something we know about first hand. We have over 20 niche websites and in the past we would spend every waking moment working on them. It was tough going and ultimately it just didn’t work. We never managed to make much money while we were working all those websites at the one time. And we couldn’t understand why – surely more websites and adding heaps of content would increase our income. But no, it didn’t work like that.
Then one day we stopped and analysed what was happening with the websites and it was then that we decided to stop working on all of our websites and start to focus on just one website. And in fact, we didn’t focus on the whole website because even that took at lot of work. What we did instead was focus on just a few pages – I think it might have been three to five pages. And that’s when things really started to change for us.
Focusing on just one single solitary page is all you really need to do – you can make a fulltime income from just one product review. HOWEVER, focusing on just one page is probably not a good idea since the internet is such a fickle environment…Google may decide to change it’s algorithm, your product may suddenly become obsolete or you might get knocked off the top position in Google by a competitor.
So to ensure that you aren’t putting all your eggs in the one basket we recommend that you focus on 5 pages, although you can just go with 3 if that is more manageable for you. When you start to focus like this, good things start to happen. Just try it for a few months and you will see the difference. Simply focus on just 3 to 5 pages and nothing else. That means working on each page on a daily basis for three months.
So your next three months might look like this:
1. Spend the first two weeks choosing products (from Clickbank or Amazon) that you want to promote and write really good product reviews for them. The reviews should be long (approx 1000+ words) and be extremely helpful to your reader. Make sure you choose quality products…you don’t want to promote rubbish.
2. Spend the next 10 weeks getting backlinks/traffic to those reviews until you start seeing sales.
That’s it really!
The process is actually quite simple but what most people will do instead, is this:
1. Spend a day or two choosing products and writing reviews. The reviews will generally be made up of content copied from Amazon or the product sales page. And even if the content isn’t copied the reviews are usually short (around 300 words) and don’t really provide much value to the reader.
2. Spend the next few days getting backlinks/traffic to those pages. Some might spend a couple of weeks if they are really keen.
So what happens next?
Well what invariably happens is the person gives up after a few weeks when they find that there isn’t much traffic coming into the site. They never really focus enough on getting traffic to those pages. They don’t see sales so they move on to another lot of reviews or worse yet move on to creating more websites, instead of reworking their original reviews and working at getting more traffic. Or they buy another e-book in the hope that this will be the one that saves them. This becomes a cycle whereby nothing ever happens and they never make any money … or if they do, it’s not much.
A lot of people trying to make money online follow this cycle because they don’t realise that it takes time but they never actually give anything a chance to work. They give up well before they should. It can take up to three months before you even see a trickle of money start to come in and that’s only if you have followed step 2 and worked on getting traffic every day for at least 10 weeks. Some people might have better success of course and be making money within a month – some might need longer and it could take 6 months. There are so many variables that it is impossible to say when someone will start making money online but the only way you will know is if you are consistent at what you do and focus on just a few pages until they make money.
When you start seeing sales for one of those 5 product reviews, only then should you start writing another product review. There is no point creating more product reviews if the first ones aren’t making you any money….what’s the point?! You are only going to have the same problem. If you have chosen quality products that have been known to sell then there is no reason why they shouldn’t sell for you.
So if you have been struggling for some time trying to make some decent money from your website then try something different and focus on just a few pages for the next few months. If what you are doing now isn’t working then what have you got to lose?