Behind the Scenes of an Amazon Kindle Launch – Case Study

Behind the Scenes of an Amazon Kindle Launch - Case Study

So last week I decided to get out of my comfort zone and finally launch my book Storage Auction Authority. It was my very first Amazon Kindle launch, and as far as I’m concerned, it was a success! In this blog post, I want to show you guys the numbers and what they mean for me and my book.

In addition, I’ve neglected to tell you how great my affiliate site has been doing these past two months. I am currently making $50 a month without doing much of anything – passive income. To top it off, my e-book has brought in some affiliate income as well!

So, let’s take a quick breath, and dive in. Read More

Storage Auction Authority: Make Money Doing What You Love

Storage Auction Authority e-Book Launch

My new e-book Storage Auction Authority: Make Money Doing What You Love is finally live on Amazon and will show you how to make over $6,000 per month running a storage auction business.

The best part – it’s FREE for 3 days (4/17/2015 – 4/19/2015)

This book is the culmination of over 6 months of work. Let me tell you, it was a learning process! Check out validating your business idea to learn more. Now that I have my first e-book under my belt, I know that I will be able to publish my next one much faster, and with firsthand experience why validation is crucial to success. Read More

3 Quick & Easy Steps to Improve Bounce Rate, Average Session Duration, and Page Views per Session

3 Quick & Easy Steps to Improve Bounce Rate

Based off of today’s screenshot of my Google Analytics, I can tell that I have quite a bit of work to do to improve my SEO. Check out this image:

Google Analytics Screenshot

As you can see, the 3 most important SEO factors (Avg. Session Duration, Bounce Rate, Pages / Session) are quite sub-par. Having just started my new affiliate site, there’s not too much I can do at this point about how many users I get, outside of doing heavy promotion. However, I can do something about my bounce rate, average session duration, and pages per session. Read More

Quick Update on Driving Traffic to My Affiliate Site

Amazon Earnings Screenshot

I just wanted to let everyone know that my strategy for “How I’m driving traffic to my affiliate site” is working pretty good. I got a couple more sales and I’m currently two shipped items away from increasing my commission from 6% to 6.50% as you can see in the image below:

Following My Page Rank Google Position Using Market Samurai

In addition, following my page rank with Market Samurai I can see that I have moved up again! Last week I moved up from rank 38 to 31 for my main keywords. This week I have moved up from 31 to 25! I’m super excited to see that my hard work is paying off. Obviously, I’m still far away from the coveted #1 position, which I may never get, but at least I’m heading in the right direction. Check out the screenshot from Market Samurai below: Read More

How I’m Driving Traffic to My Affiliate Site

How I'm Driving Traffic to My Affiliate Site

I wanted to write a quick post to let you know how I’m currently driving traffic to my affiliate site. If you’ve been following along with my blog so far, you’ll know that I’m just starting out with a new affiliate site and already making a tiny bit of money. I just checked my Amazon reports this morning and found that I am now up to $32.72 !

Amazon Affiliate Commissions

I started doing a little bit of covert promotion and have seen my clicks jump incredibly. I even have a few more sales that haven’t been shipped yet. With the Amazon affiliate account, you can see your “Orders Summary” that shows how many items were ordered, as well as your “Earning Summary” which shows the total items shipped.

As you can see, I have 25 shipped items and 27 ordered items. This means that as soon as these other 2 items ship, I’ll get more in my Total Earnings. However, for having just started out, $32.72 is pretty exciting to me. No, it’s not enough to live on, but it’s just the beginning! Read More

How to Build an Affiliate Site – the Basics

How to Build an Affiliate Site - the Basics

I’ve talked quite a bit about my first side project, but now it’s time to peel back the curtain just a little bit. Having just built my new affiliate site in the last two months, I’ve already put in all the hard work and now I’m in the beginning stages of making passive income. In a previous blog post, I mentioned how I’ve already made $5.10. A few days later, I already made $17.27 and I haven’t done any more work! This is the beauty of passive income, but as I said, it’s just the beginning. Read More

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website? 5 Crucial Steps

How to Drive Traffic to Your Website - Five Crucial Steps

Eight posts into this blog, I realized something. Nobody is reading it! That means, right now, as I type this post, not one person will be here to read it when it goes live. So what do I do about that? Keep writing and hoping that people will magically show up? Nope! That’s not what I’m going to do, and that’s not what you’re going to do either because we have a plan! Read More

Building an Income When You’re Broke and Jobless

Building an Income When You're Broke and Jobless

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m broke, and jobless. If you’ve read my first blog post – The American Dream Definition – Redefined, then you know a little bit about what led me to my current state of affairs. It’s not something I’m proud of, but I can either sulk in depression, or lift my head up and take action. Since taking action is the true theme of this blog, that is what I’m going to do.

Without going into all the details and giving you a sob story, I can say that I’m one year into a drawn out bankruptcy, facing foreclosure on my home, and collecting food stamps to support my family while searching for a job. I may have to work at a fast food chain just to get by long enough to get my passive income ventures off the ground. Either way, I’ll do what I have to do.

You might ask yourself, “So why should I listen to you?” and it’s a good question. Am I currently living off of passive income? No. Have I made a good amount of money using this plan in the past, and will I have success in the future? Yes. Read More

The Fastest Way to Make Money Online

The Fastest Way to Make Money Online

People often ask me “What is the fastest way to make money online?” While there are many get-rich-quick schemes floating around, my suggestion is to start building an informational product or blog around a niche you already know. Typically, this is a subject related to your current profession, or a hobby that you are passionate about. Eventually you can branch out into niche’s that are more profitable, but to start out, it’s best to work on something that you know a lot about or excites you in some way. This will prevent you from burning out early on and limiting your potential.

For me, it’s Storage Auctions. I have years of experience and have spent the past 6 months writing an e-book that I plan on launching soon, as well as a video course to go along with it. It’s a lot of work, but if you’re truly passionate about the subject, as I am, then it should be a lot of fun. Keep reading to find out more… Read More