24 Feb 11 4:59 am
An income target of $55k for the year is realistic, especially if you have earned that sort of money before as an income of $55k will already be a part of your belief system. Believing what you can earn is a big part of it and, more often than not, what you believe strengthens your desire and plays a big part in your success.
I note that you are an Amazon affiliate and that the site you have set up is a money site. Jeff Johnson made about half a million in a year as an Amazon affiliate marketer, and Amazon is the biggest affiliate program on the planet, in fact, it would be fair to say that they invented affiliate marketing. Affiliates are what made Amazon a multi-billion dollar per year company; their revenue exceeded $34 billion, gross profit exceeded $2 billion and operating net profit after tax about $1.1 billion for the year 2010. Here's the thing; over 80% of Amazon's sales come from affiliates. I say this not to impress you but to let you know that you are on a path that can realize some serious income for you.
You have created a money site that appears to be geared around fashion accessories; please note that this is a very big market, in fact fashion is probably the biggest market on the Internet. Fashion accessories is also huge.
Let me make a few suggestions if I may. Change the keywords on your site to reflect your market instead of your affiliate programs. Fashion accessories is obviously something that you are passionate about so think about writing some reviews on some of the products you are promoting and post these reviews on your own blog using keywords that are relevant to your product and what people are actually searching for. Create links from your reviews to the relevant product/s on your money site (rhodee.com).
Think about writing general articles based around your products, articles based on keyword research that people want to know information about. Create a give-away information product; for example "Practical uses for a Dooney and Bourke Plaid Barrel Satchel" or something to that effect; I have no real idea as fashion is of no interest to me. Use this as a give away to get people to subscribe to your list. Unless you build a blog network; which takes some skill, email marketing may yield better results for you plus it will create a relationship with your subscribers who will become customers and then become repeat customers. This will create long term income for you.
Think about this; you have built a site that is obviously of interest to fashion shoppers, why would they visit your site and not another affiliates site or Amazon itself? You've thrown a party, you now need to send out the invites to get people to come to your party (or website).
As you have the time, 25-30 hours per week, may I suggest that you look at becoming an Affilorama Premium member as this will provide you with additional information and many of the tools that you may need; and also look at AffiloBlueprint as this will definitely help you to achieve your target within your given time-frame. Please note that I am not an Affilorama affiliate, or at least, not yet, but you are in the right place to help you to achieve your target.
I hope this helps.