One of my goals for this year was to have an Amazon review site up and getting sales before the holiday season. I had picked my niche (a certain kitchen item) but never really got started. Well… NameCheap recently had a $1 domain sale so I decided it was time to jump in.
Something you guys may not know is that I’m particularly skilled with writing Amazon review articles. I’ve been writing in-depth (1000+ words) reviews for clients, Squidoo, and other sites since I first started working online and I’ve been able to get some pretty awesome conversion rates. I was just too nervous to create a site of my own since the reviews take a lot of work. What if I picked the wrong niche?
Well, no more being scared. Time to dive in and let my content speak for itself.
So far I’ve:
- Bought my domain name.
- Ordered my header.
- Bought a PLR pack with a report which I’ve edited and turned into a PDF.
- Set up my autoresponder.
- Installed WordPress.
- Installed my theme and plugins.
- Uploaded a PLR article as a placeholder and got the formatting of the front page figured out.
- Set up a Facebook and Twitter.
Yesterday was a busy day. Basically all that needs to be done is have the real content written and added and having the header uploaded when it’s complete. I’ll be sure to share the site with you when it’s all set up so you can take a look.
I was struggling to find a theme for a while. I was specifically looking at Amazon review themes but in the end none did what I want. They didn’t easily support having informational articles and blog posts as well as reviews or they didn’t let me have a header. Most of them don’t really support manual posting very easy because they focus on auto-posting (ick). In the end I went with a magazine theme I’ve used before and really like. The site is already looking pretty great!
I wanted to get you in the loop so I can keep you updated on the progress along the way.
What project have you been working on?