My Worst Day in Amazon Affiliate Marketing & 5 Things I Learned

My Worst Day in Amazon Affiliate Marketing & 5 Things I Learned

In this video I share what I learned from one of the worst days I experienced with Amazon Affiliate Marketing.

My name is Doug Cunnington and I’m the founder of Niche Site Project:

Now, you can learn A LOT from things that didn’t go right.

And I made a huge mistake when it came to my business. If you are unfamiliar with Grey Hat or White Hat Tactics – basically at the time I was running 5 niche sites at a time and ALSO attending my day job.

Needless to say I was super busy.

Now we know that Google doesn’t really like Grey Hat Links, and so it was risky to be using them to get traffic to my site.

And it happened. My friend Rob got a penalty from Google and his earnings went from thousands to zero in one day. Bad deal.

Unfortunately I also got impacted from this, and even though I wasn’t earning that much revenue – it still was a huge blow because I had worked so hard on these sites for months.

So, what are the 5 things I learned?

Watch my video to see what exactly I learned from this experience.

If you have any questions about how to make money online, niche sites, and the amazon affiliate program, feel free to leave a comment below.

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DOUG CUNNINGTON, PMP writes about SEO, productivity, project management, and niche sites. His work has been featured all over the web, including Ahrefs, Empire Flippers, Niche Pursuits, Side Hustle Nation and more.

I am an internet marketer and a Project Management Professional (PMP, certified in 2008 by the Project Management Institute).



David Ionesi says:

Doug's channel in a nutshell: "Good ethical marketing" If you're in it for the long run looking to build a sustainable long term business then this channel is for you. That's what I aim for and that's why it is for me. Also keep in mind that clean White Hat sites sell better and for a lot more money than Gray Hat sites 😉

Wilson L says:

After watching your video how can anyone like grey hat tactics? 🤣

Cream Tv says:

What do you use to edit your videos ?

Carl Broadbent says:

I like the idea of not keeping all your sites on one webmaster tools account. Thanks. I received an email from Google Adsense saying Id done something wrong but It didn't say what? I'm still earning revenue from Adsense so I'm not sure what that was about?  Thanks for the tips Doug. PS My organic traffic from my 4-month-old​ site is starting to spike so thanks for all your help.

Grigoras Andrei says:

Doug, web 2.0 backlinks are grey hat? like or so

Jones Lee says:

I like grey hat but like you just said it is risky and white hat is the best way. However I was thinking the other day. If you did buy an expired or auction domain and built it up like a real niche site say 10 good articles, even linking back to amazon, long tail keywords, bringing in a steady flow of traffic as long as google does not find you are connected I can't see how they can penalise you. Having said that there is always a risk. How did your friend come back from his penalty BTW?

Jones Lee says:

Oh yeah I heard of that. Keep your accounts separate if your doing PBNs etc. Or….. just do the white hat.

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