So, how do you build a profitable Amazon affiliate website? – There’s no way!
How so? – They suck!
But they might be ridiculously profitable! – They still suck.
Ok, let me elaborate a bit more and provide you with a better alternative.
First and foremost, I want to warn you. Be careful when surfing the Web! No, no, I’m not talking about viruses! Be particularly attentive when reading and watching educational tutorials! It’s easy to get motivated and inspired when reading something like “How To Built a Profitable Amazon Affiliate Website In One Day”, but the reality is: most bloggers create this content because they want to
- sell their super-duper courses;
- push you into clicking their affiliate links, because you need a lot of tools to make a website. Tools like a domain name, a web hosting account, an autoresponder, etc.
Now that you are warned it’s time to share with you my story so that you better understand why I am against building Amazon affiliate websites and why I think they suck.
Let me share with you my story…
I remember, a few years ago I got interested in healthy living. I purchased many products and some devices.
With full responsibility, as a healthy living enthusiast, I can say that the first device you should purchase in order to get healthier=happier is a blender. Here is me drinking the green smoothie (spinach + banana + honey + water):
Hey, Alex, you might say, why are you showing us your ugly yellow teeth instead of talking about sucking features of Amazon affiliate websites?
Well, first off, I wouldn’t say that my teeth are that yellow. Second off, this is how exactly how I found tens of useful Amazon affiliate websites because it took me a few days of research to make a decision to buy the best professional blender.
So what is a typical Amazon affiliate website? In most cases, it’s just a simple comparative table. Like a device A consumes 1500 W, and a device B consumes 2000 W. So, A gets 5 stars, and B gets 4 stars since A is more cost-effective.
Well, it seems, nothing’s wrong, right? They compare these devices by 10 parameters and then make a final verdict: device A is better, here is our affiliate link, go to Amazon and buy it. In case you prefer device B (although it got only 4 starts), here is another affiliate link.
Well, while it seems that there is nothing wrong with comparing A to B, there is a huge problem with these websites…
Where, do you think, the websites’ owners get all the information? Either, they write the content themselves, or just outsource it. In both cases, nobody buys 5 or 10 blenders to compare them.
It’s just a rewritten content! What do they rewrite? Amazon reviews and other articles found on the Web!
Let’s get back to me and my request. I need the best blender. Do I need your Amazon affiliate website? Do I need yet another stupid Amazon affiliate website? Will I recommend it to my parents, to my spouse, to my friends? Will I bookmark it? Will I subscribe to your list? There is no way! Because that website is just… a laying between me and Amazon. Of course, I will click your affiliate link (because this is the way to leave your website and get directly to Amazon). Yes, you’ll make your commission.
So what’s wrong with this type of websites? Since they do not provide any value, they rely on one source of traffic, and this source of traffic is… Google! Right!
Panda, Penguin and other animals were created especially to fight against these stupid valueless websites.
So, even though Amazon affiliate websites might seem like a reliable source of PASSIVE income, in reality, they
a) do not provide any real value;
b) rely on Google;
c) rely exclusively on Google.
With that being said, I believe that this strategy is for short-term thinkers only, in other words, this is another get-rich-quick scheme…