Make Money With A Book Reviews Website
Obviously your monetisation strategy here is Amazon affiliate links.
Now I know Amazon pays sweet Fuck all (say 5-10% on a book that sells for £10-£30), but a quid here and there can add up…I think.
In terms of money earning power I’d put this on level with writing content for ad-sense money.
i.e I’m thinking with enough hard work (100's of reviews and 1000's of visitors a week) you can get a monthly Cheque for £300.
Nothing special, but hey not bad for some writing work.
The key to a book reviews site (as with most of the ideas here) is ranking high in Google and possibly building up an email list to send your reviews too.
To achieve both of these things we once again would need to choose a very specific niche…a specific type of person to target.
Good example is early stage entrepreneurs.
A website called Startup Daily is doing this in fact. It reviews a new business book every day (the type of review that you can learn something from in and of itself…hence repeat readers) and places the corresponding Amazon links in the review. I think the site is doing okay for him – once again, not a gold mine, but enough to pay for 3 weeks of holiday every year. Perfect.
If you want to make a few dollars in pocket money per month, then affiliating books is great.