I am sure you would have seen Affiliate marketers being very excited about Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays. It’s because that’s the time when there are huge discounts going on every product and people are in a buying spring.
All in all a great chance for an affiliate marketer to cash out.
So, in this post, I will be talking about how I made $941 last year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday with Amazon Affiliate program. The best thing about this is that I started working for Black Friday only a couple of days earlier than the day itself.
So, if you are late to the party and still want to get something out of the feast, this is your go-to guide.
Although, there is a prerequisite that you should have an already established blog in whatever niche you are targeting. By already established, I simply mean a blog that has some age and gets at least some organic traffic.
I won’t lie to you by saying that you can register a domain tomorrow and get it ranked by Black Friday. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but very tough indeed.
What I did Last Year
So, I had this blog in the tech niche that I wasn’t really working on and was sitting idle for a couple of months. I hadn’t really planned of targeting Balck Friday deals on this blog as I was focused on other projects.
Now, three days before the big day, I thought of giving it a try on that blog. One thing was very clear to me that I won’t be able to rank it for broader and competitive Black Friday terms in a couple of days.
So, I decided to take another route. Instead of going after the bigger terms, I went after extremely long tail keywords which included lots of Black Friday modifier terms.
Now, am sure you would be thinking, “Wouldn’t there be very less traffic if we go after such long tail terms?”
Well, the answer is Yes and No. Yes, if you were targeting the same keywords throughout the year. No, if you are targeting these keywords on the day of Black Friday.
Actually what happens is that on that particular day, tons of people search for all sorts of Black Friday deals. This leads to a major jump in the search volume of all the long tail keywords for a day.
Another good thing about this technique is that the visitor that lands on your site through long tail keywords is very targeted.
As you might know, the visitors coming to your site through long tail terms has a fair chance of actually buying the product through your link than a visitor coming from broader terms.
This is because the first type of visitor has already done all the research, made up his mind and is now looking to buy the product.
While the second type of visitor is generally still in the research phase.
That’s why there is a better conversion rate from long tail term visitors.
Best Modifiers For Black Friday And Cyber Monday
Here are some modifiers that you can add after your keyword to make it a black Friday or a Cyber Monday term. I had the same modifiers and the results were pretty good.
Keyword + black Friday
Keyword + black friday 2016
best keyword deals on black friday
black friday 2016 Product Name
black friday Product best deals 2016
Keyword +Cyber Monday
Keyword + Cyber Monday 2016
best keyword deals on Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday 2016 Product Name
Cyber Monday Product best deals 2016
Cyber Monday 2016 Product Name deals
Simple 3 Step Guide For You To Follow
So, here is what I did exactly step by step.
Step 1: Get as many articles ready as possible. Each article will cover a long tail keyword in the title and other further related long tail keywords in the heading sections such as H2, H3 etc.
The idea here is to publish as many articles as you can. I posted over 30 articles in the span of two-three days.
More the number of articles you post, more views you will get, resulting in more earnings.
Step 2: Make sure you add proper affiliate links in the post. Try to use localization plugins for Amazon such as Easy Azon or Genius links to get revenue from visitors of all the countries.
Step 3: Final but important step. Make sure you get those posts indexed. If your niche site is sitting idle for quite some time now, it’s possible that Google bots might not be visiting your site that often. So, you’ll have to manually fetch your posts through Webmaster tools.
So, this was a short, sweet yet very effective method that I used to make $941 last year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you are late to the party this year, follow this guide and make sure to share your results in the comments section!
Also, check out the interview of Will Blears who is hitting 5 figures continuously with Amazon niche sites.