Creating an AMAZON AFFILIATE NICHE Site that Makes $500 per month in 4 Steps


Stuck on how to create an Amazon Affiliate Site? You can easily create one in 4 easy steps.

My name is Doug Cunnington and I run the website Niche Site Project and I’m here to help you start a site that can to change your life.

Keyword Research
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Keyword Golden Ratio playlist
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Content playlist
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SEO & Link Building playlist
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Amazon Affiliate Example Sites playlist
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You may have heard of niche (or authority) sites and how much passive income you can make from them.

You may even started researching what niche you’d like to have a site in.

I’m here to tell you the 4 easy steps to creating a niche site and start creating income that comes easily.

This is the Definitive Guide to Create Successful Amazon Niche Sites

It’s a roadmap of sorts that will help you navigate your way to a Niche Site.

There is a ridiculous amount of information out there about niche sites. A lot of it is really old and out of date. This page is up to date and I take the time to make changes as time goes on and things change. (I actually got started by following Pat Flynn’s Niche Site Duel – the first one – a full 3 years after it started! Whoops!)

It’s different from other guides because I use Project Management Best Practices to continuously improve the process. (I’m a certified Project Management Professional – recognized by PMI.)

So, what are the 4 steps?

First thing you want to do is pick a niche. It sounds simple, but a ton of people get stuck on this step. Watch my video on picking a niche site if you need any help.

This is the most important phase of the process. Every single part of the process is dependent on choosing a niche that targets a group of willing buyers.

You can’t make the process work if you don’t have a commercially viable niche or market.

I like to say, “You need to intercept a customer on the way to make a purchase on Amazon.”

The people visiting your website will be buying something no matter what – so you just need to help them make that buying decision.

You must determine three things to confidently create a niche site monetized with Amazon.

Are products in the niche available on Amazon?
Is the niche big enough?
Is the competition level acceptable?
The first one is easy. You can simply head over to Amazon and search for some products in the niche or market.

Within a few moments, you’ll know exactly what products are out there, plus you can quickly see some related items on the product pages. In less than an hour, you should be able to generate a list of dozens of products on Amazon.

Next is setting up your site. Watch my playlist here for niche site tear downs if you need any ideas.
Luckily, this portion is less of an art and more of a science. That is to say, I can treat this section rather mechanically – I can finish this step and build out the infrastructure in less that 60 minutes.

Yeah, I know some people will disagree with me. These are essential steps but nothing is set in stone after you build out the framework.


The steps to set up the infrastructure are to:

Select a Domain Name
Set up a Hosting Account
Select a WordPress Theme
The days are long gone where you need to find an exact match domain name. An exact match domain is where the domain is the exact KW phrase that you are targeting.

I don’t recommend using exact match domains anymore.

Choose something that is easy to spell and not confusing to say aloud. Like, don’t use a number because you have to explain if it’s the digit or the word spelled out…and don’t use hyphens…

After that, publishing content is huge. This is a crucial step that mastering is going to get you a lot of success.

Last, is getting traffic. Getting traffic can seem difficult, but I have some tips and tricks to getting traffic that I highlight in the video.

There is a lot of noise out there about link building. (Yes, you can outsource link building, but it’s really important to understand the process first hand. You can’t effectively outsource a task if you don’t fully understand the process.)

A basic link building campaign includes:

Social Profiles
Blog Commenting
Guest Posting

That’s it, you are on your way to creating a niche site!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

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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).


7 thoughts on “Creating an AMAZON AFFILIATE NICHE Site that Makes $500 per month in 4 Steps”

  1. Awesome video Doug, I'm new to Niche sites (in the midst of creating my first one at the moment). But having been in Digital Marketing for over 6 years and having done a lot of link building. My tip would be to look for links from high authority sites that are now broken or irrelevant i.e. reviews of product X 2017 – create an article for 2018 and ask the writer to take a look at your blog and ask if it's a decent stand in?

  2. I have been following your blog and YouTube channel. With that info I am in process of launching a site with 25 articles based on yuor KGR method.

    I have few doubts which I hope you can clear them

    1) in product review can I add FAQ related to that product after carefully reading on Amazon and translating in my words?

    2) for bes or top 5 article, which is best option
    A) have brief info about each product and link each to detailed review page

    Or

    B) have detailed info about each product and directly link it to Amazon product

  3. Bummed that I missed the live cast yesterday (was planning on making it my first one). Getting 200+ beehives ready to head out for pollination. Wondering you have in the past said that you hire people from Upwork for outreach (stage 4). Is that them going out and making those connections you speak of on your behalf or is it you handling the relationship? HSD is almost at 30 pieces of content, and while it's not a strictly affiliate site, monetization will happen there. I read lots of blogs in the similar niche but I just don't have time to do that, manage the bee and homestead business, and keep up the reading pace of the blogs. Thinking of hiring an outreach person. Excellent video as always liked and shared. ~ Boscoe

  4. Doug fantastic vid, great info, I love it when you publish edited videos like this. Your really upping your game and I appreciate it. Keep it up!

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