How to Plan Your Project and Build a Lucrative Amazon Affiliate Website – Build a Cubicle Free Business Podcast – Episode 9
I really hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed doing it. Doug Cunnington, the guy I interview, has a remarkable story that even many Pros can learn from and something that may be the most important thing you can do.
Benjamin Franklin — ‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!’
In episode 1 of my podcast the first thing I did was work on a simple project plan with Spencer and Darcy because I know it can help significantly. That is why I am so excited about having Doug as a guest.
You see Doug is a project manager for a living and he has applied project planning to affiliate sites with clear results. Also incredibly less than a year ago Doug had never even touched a WordPress site, much less build an affiliate site that makes some serious money.
As you will hear though, none of what Doug does is by accident – he plans and executes his projects like clockwork and that is what I believe we can all learn to do better.
- Why project planning is so important
- How Doug went from zero to over $4000/month ($6200 in December actually – I interviewed him part way through December)
In This Episode You Will Learn;
- The story of a man who has a day job as a project manager and then decided to apply his experience to building online affiliate business.
- How project planning can help build your business – regardless of the project
- The fundamentals of rapidly building a successful Amazon affiliate website
Resources and Links
(1:35) Introduction of Doug Cunnington
(3:35) Why Doug chose online business
(4:10) Mentioned – Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income
(4:30) Mentioned – Spencer Hawes from Niche Pursuits
(4:50) Doug’s motivations
(6:30) Why Doug choose the Amazon affiliate path
(10:40) Amazon affiliate website success basics
(13:20) Keyword research, Traffic generation, Choosing a niche and other important considerations
(19:20) Longtail Pro
(22:00) Outsourcing content
(25:00) Building links
(36:00) Private blog networks and Jon Haver from Authority Website Income
(38:00) Why themes are a waste of time (initially)
(41:00) Niche Site Project .com – Doug Cunnington’s site
(46:00) How to get a link from Wikipedia www.nichesiteproject.com/cubiclefree
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