3. The 24 Hour Cookie Period Limits Your Revenue
Yes, it is short but I would rather have a 24-hour opportunity from the company that does 44% of online retail than 3-7 days at Target, Walmart Jet, etc. And there is the 90-day cookie for items that users put in their cart at Amazon. There are many software tools like Prosociate.com that will automatically transfer items to the Amazon cart. With large ticket items, this carting can be effective. For most items though get them to Amazon and let them shop. And whoever said you have to be exclusive to Amazon? More on that later.
4. It’s Not a Long-Term Business Model
Long-term in what? Internet years, dog years…? But seriously much of the online world requires you to constantly change and adapt. And with Amazon sites, you always have the option to flip them.
5. You’re Completely Dependent on Search Traffic
You are very dependent on search traffic. But search traffic requires social signals so you better have that too. And you should have an e-book or other give-away to collect email from. The email list will be used for other offers from other programs or your own products now or in the future.
6. Amazon Review Sites Rarely Earn Natural Backlinks
Natural backlinks for most sites are a bit of a myth. The idea that you write this killer content and people just backlink to it because it is so awesome they must share rarely happens. I would bet dollars to dimes that the majority of the backlinks to a powerful site like NicheHacks are “unnatural”. In the sense that they come from outreach, PR, affiliates or people they somehow have a relationship with.