We always love it when we hear that our clients have taken one of our affiliate packages and have been able to work hard and turn it into an income generator. Below we asked one of our current/past client how they are doing with their site and what they have done since getting their site to help drive both traffic and revenue to the site.
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Tell the audience a bit about yourself!
My name is Bob H. I grew up in Montana, and I am currently living and working in California. I have been interested in affiliate marketing for a long time, but I did not feel confident enough to take the plunge on my own, and I was too busy with school/career pursuits to put a great deal of time into it. Therefore, when I found BrandBuilders while searching around the web, I was instantly intrigued. The prospect of hiring professionals to construct a website for me was too good to pass up, so I took the plunge and contracted BrandBuilders to build a site for me.
How long have you had your site?
I bought the Amazon Site Creation – Essential package for $699.99 at the end of April and my site was completed in May, 2018, so I have had it for 11 months.
How has the traffic to your site been? How long did it take you to get over 50 visitors a month?
The site started achieving regular, daily traffic (over 50 visitors per month) after about four months. For the most recent 28-day period, the site had 324 clicks and 9.63 K impressions.
How much have you earned from your site to date?
As of 4/15/2019, I have earned $333.20 in total. For Sep, 2018, through Dec, 2018, the earnings were $9.74, $21.82, $23.12, and $21.78, respectively. For Jan, 2019, through Apr, 2019, the earnings were $113.50 in Jan, $59.87 in Feb, $67.55 in March, and $15.82 at the start of April, respectively.
How many hours a week do you spend on your site?
Not as many as I would like due to the demanding nature of my profession haha. I mostly commission other people, such as BrandBuilders, to produce my content, but I have written some of my own. I probably spend 5 hours per week, but I hope to increase that number in the future.
How many pieces of additional content have you added since buying your site?
I have added 16 pieces of additional content. My content development process is something I plan to expand and streamline. I generally aim for at least 1,000 words. I typically keep informational articles at around 1,000-2,000 words, and around 3,000-4,000 words for a product buying guide.
How did you perform your keyword research for these articles?
For some of the content, I just allowed BrandBuilders to take care of the whole process. For content pieces for which I chose the keywords, I used the Keyword Golden Ratio (KGR) concept developed my Doug Cunnington. My most successful pieces of content are based on KGR. How many words in length are your average articles?
Have you performed any backlinking strategies so far? If so what?
Yes, I bought BrandBuilders’ Web 2.0 back linking package. I used the BrandBuilders package with 10 unique web 2.0’s. I would be interested in exploring additional backlink strategies in the future.
If you had advice for someone new buying one of our sites what would that be?
I would advise first-time buyers to be as involved in the process as possible, and I have found that the BrandBuilders team is always responsive and helpful in this regard. I think it would be a good idea to have a vision for what you want your site to be like, and you should also have a solid list of keywords to work with (e.g. based on KGR).
Any last thoughts?
I highly recommend BrandBuilders for helping you to get your website idea off the ground. For people like myself who were intimidated by the initial work and time involved in setting up a professional-looking website, BrandBuilders provides a great solution to get you started.