First Sale on New Amazon Review Site! Yay!

After an awesome weekend watching my wonderful little sister graduate from high school and celebrating with her I came home ready to get some work done. I woke up and the first thing I did was check all of my stats to decide what I wanted to work on first. I was super excited to see that I made my first blender sale!

I did make a sale from my new Amazon site last week but it wasn’t even related to blenders so I didn’t count it, but today I actually sold a blender!

Those of you who didn’t see the site yet, you can check it out here:

Smooth Blenders – Recipes, Tips and Reviews

It’s a work in progress but I’ve developed how I want to run it, promote it, and all of that.

The first product I reviewed was a cheap Oster blender that I’ve personally used for smoothies before. I haven’t even finished editing and tweaking the review and it made a sale, how exciting is that?

You know what this calls for?!?


Come on, don’t leave me hanging!

So, now that I’ve shared this little victory with you it’s time to tell you what I did to get traffic to my site, right? I’ll give a little overview now and if there is anything you want more specifics on, leave a comment and I’ll explain it in more detail. The whole point of sharing this little victory with you is to help you experience similar victories!

So, I didn’t really bother with SEO. I love cooking, I love smoothies, and I’ve gone through a lot of blenders. It seemed like a good thing to write about and I’m enjoy it so far.

My whole plan here is that I’ll review blenders and I’ll also share recipes and write about using and shopping for blenders. You get the direct buyer traffic through the reviews and the information will help me build up my site as an authority site. That’s also the stuff that will get people connecting through social media. (No one is going to repin my review but they may repin my post on making powdered sugar which helps get traffic to the reviews.)

I picked a nice magazine theme so I could feature the reviews in the slider at the top and then feature the recipes and other articles down below.

Leave a comment below if you have any questions or anything you’d like to hear more about in regards to the Amazon site. Also, share some of your recent victories! Let’s share some internet high fives!

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  1. Awesome, Amanda! I love that you didn’t worry about SEO and just wrote about what you like. I’ve found that works better with my squidoo lenses, also. People can tell if you know what you’re talking about and can relate to you.
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  2. Hey, Amanda…

    I just wanted to stop a bit and congratulate you.

    There is very thoughtful saying:
    “The hardest ever to make is the first dollar, online”
    Once you’ve done that, everything falls in place.

    I’m sure this is only ONE of your income flows and you’ve made lots of sales before, but it’s still thrilling when you get that (considered) first sale for a new effort (product, review, website, ebook, etc..)

    Feels like Christmas in the middle of the summer, no matter how small the amount is, right?

    Steve ✉ Master eMailSmith ✉ Lorenzo
    Chief Editor, eMail Tips Daily Newsletter
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    • Ya, I make my entire income online but it’s always exciting to start seeing that new site or new income stream bring something in. I already get monthly deposits from Amazon from all of my other sites that where I use the links but the first blender means that this site could also be a success!

  3. First off congrats! First sale and more to come. I appreciate you describing your process for success Best Regards Wendy
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    • Thanks! I hope it’ll help show people that you don’t need to worry about building hundreds or thousands of backlinks to succeed, you just have to give people what they want/need.

  4. Ahh brilliant! Was it quite easy to do?
    I made a facebook and twitter page which helped to boost my blog views. It really helped actually!
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  5. Great looking site Amanda – I really like the header. Looks like you are well on your way with this site.

    Congrats on your first blender sale! Here is too many more for you.
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    • Thanks! I got it on Fiverr. I was only going to use it temporarily until my normal graphic guy had a spot open but I like this one enough I think I’m going to stick with it for now.

  6. High Five! 😀 Sounds exciting.
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  7. Congrats! The first sale is always the most memorable. I hope you enjoy many more 🙂 (and really great domain name)
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  8. Good job, Amanda. You work hard and deserve to be successful. 🙂
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  9. This is great Amanda – very good of you to be so transparent as it’s a fantastic example of how to do a review site properly, plus it’s awesome that you made a sale so early!
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  10. Congratulations Amanda! I knew you could do it! 🙂
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  11. Amanda,

    What an open and honest blog post. I’ve been observing you and your tactics for promoting affiliate items. I love the website and how friendly your tone is when talking about the blenders. People can tell that you’ve had these blenders and know what you’re talking about.

    Wishing you much success with your amazon site!
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  12. BTW,
    I love the high five hand print – awesome!
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  13. Congrats on that first blender sale, Amanda!

    Your site looks good, and I like the header you have there too.

    I often worry that I’ll spread my efforts too thin by having so many projects going, but I suppose it’s not too bad once we have everything set up so that we only have to add new content.
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    • Thanks! The header is growing on me too. Ya, it’s easy to spread yourself thin so you have to be careful. Don’t start a new project unless you’re able to stay caught up on the ones you’re already focusing on.

  14. There’s nothing like the first sale is there, that’s brilliant!
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