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MBP #16: Chris Guthrie shares how he made $127,817.68 as an Amazon Associate (and that’s just the icing on the cake)

chris-guthrie-finalRemember back in the day when people would build websites and blogs just to earn a few dollars a month in Google Adsense?

While make money blogs all over the internet talked about building vast blogging empires of 10 sites each earning $50 a month, Chris Guthrie was doing something different.

He was building an website and blog empire too. Instead of sipping on a few cents a day in Adsense clicks, he was making serious money promoting products available on one of the oldest affiliate merchants on the Internet – Amazon.

Not only was he making money from Amazon, he was also building up valuable websites that he would then sell for tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars. His most public and most successful site is, which he sold for a six figure sum, but he’s sold several in the five figure range as well.

Learn how he sold millions of dollars in goods while making a comfortable six figure income… and how he’s parlaying that experience and knowledge to an even bigger project.

What will you learn in this episode:

  • How Chris got his start building niche sites
  • The strategies Chris used to build up his niche sites, include, which he sold for six-figures
  • The specific steps Chris took to get companies to send him products to review
  • Amazon Affiliate specific tactics for linking, promotion, and recurring deals/best sellers
  • How to take advantage of Amazon Associates’ commission structure
  • What led to him building EasyAzon and subsequently BoostWP

Resources and links mentioned in this chat:

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In 2005, I founded a personal finance blog ( that became successful enough that I quit my career as a software developer in the defense industry. It is my goal to share everything I learned so that you can do the same - build an online business that let's you pursue your passion.

One response to “MBP #16: Chris Guthrie shares how he made $127,817.68 as an Amazon Associate (and that’s just the icing on the cake)”

  1. scott masse says:

    Chris is one of the main reasons I have focused on niche Amazon sites, thank you for a great interview.

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