A Review of Erica Stone’s Extreme Review – Part 2

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Reviewing Erica Stone's Extreme Review Part 2**Please note that this post contains affiliate links.

If you missed part one of this review, visit this page. Otherwise, let’s dive in to the next part of my review of Erica Stone’s Extreme Review Amazon affiliate marketing strategy guide.

What’s Included?

  • The Main Guide
  • WordPress Setup Instructions
  • Niche Ideas Spreadsheet
  • Ninja Reviews eBook
  • Amazon Niche Master eBook
  • Niche Master Templates
  • Bonus Guide

Please note that I am only reviewing the Extreme Review Main Guide as that’s the main strategy but I do intend to make good use of the extras and will probably create separate reviews for these in the future.

So let’s get down to it!

The Extreme Review Main Guide

Reviewing Extreme Review by Erica StoneAfter downloading the guide, you’ll see that it’s 105 pages and leads off with a legal disclaimer and table of contents.

Scanning the TOC, I see we’ll be learning what a review site is, how to research and choose a niche, how to research our competition, how to choose a domain name, how to set up a WordPress site, how to write the reviews themselves, how to write informational posts, how to structure our site, how to keep our site speed up, and how to grow beyond the early stages.

That’s a LOT right there but there’s even more about traffic, images, what to do after hitting publish…

Right off the bat, I see that this is a comprehensive guide and there are pros and cons to this.

If you’re inexperienced and totally new to the idea of building a site like this, all of this info can be overwhelming.

But comprehensive = thorough. And I like the idea that nothing has been left out, that there’s nothing else to buy or learn. That’s very reassuring when so much out there is in pieces – buy this, now you need to get THIS, and when you finish that, you can get this…

Meet Erica

Meet Erica Stone - Reviewing Extreme ReviewNext, we get to meet Erica. We learn about her history online and what her experience was before she became an internet marketer.

Her back story totally resonates with me. I am an entrepreneur deep down and have been since I was a kid, when I had the thought while playing on the playground that I would never be stuck in an office – I’d be one of the people I saw outside the school gates who were out and about during the day, living their lives.

I also love that Erica is telling us that she wasn’t an overnight success – it took time and work…hard work. But the way she writes it, this feels doable.

What is an Amazon Review Site Anyway?

In this short section, we learn what Erica’s definition of a review site is. Why the distinction?

Because:

The phrase “Amazon review site” can mean different things to different people.

In this section, we get a detailed explanation of what an Amazon review site it, what a niche is with this type of site, what it means to review products in this way, how we are being of service to visitors, and the three main elements of success with this method.

The way Erica wraps up this section will help you get into the perfect mindset for building a site in this way and it will guide you throughout the journey – as it will me!

Choosing Your Niche

At this point in my journey, I already have one niche chosen. It’s a site that’s already live, but I only have one page – I never built it out. For the purposes of this review, I’m going to go through the process described in the guide to evaluate the current potential of this niche.

I’m also going to be launching a second site in the coming weeks and I have a few niche ideas in mind, one that I plan on turning into an authority blog…assuming it meets the criteria in Extreme Review.

But I’m covering my bases and working the strategy here. I know how important it is to choose the right niche, so I’m willing to put in the work.

I like that Erica addresses how difficult it can be to work through the early months and patience is not my strong suit, but I’m committed to giving these sites a solid chance and that means putting in lots of work and the results come when they come.

I’ll just have to pray for patience. 🙂

Coming Up with Your Niche

Three methods are given for coming up with niche ideas to research. You can use one, two, or all three and it’s suggested you come up with several ideas to research rather than going back and forth with one idea at a time.

I love the search query ideas given here because they really help you dig into possibilities and apply to other areas of our business.

As you come up with niche ideas, you just plug them into the niche ideas spreadsheet that comes with the package.

There’s a keyword research strategy in here that uses the Google Keyword Planner and I wonder if that’s outdated now that the tool has been updated. I’m making a note to reach out to Erica and ask about this.

After some extensive training for evaluating the profit potential and competition in your niche, you settle on your niche and it’s on to choosing a domain name.

Choosing a Domain Name for Your Amazon Review Site

Again, I already have a domain name for one site, so I’m sticking with that. But this is where you’ll go through the sometimes frustrating process of choosing and registering a domain name.

I agonize over this stuff. I want the perfect name, that’s brandable, that communicates who I am and what my site is about, and is easy to remember. That’s a lot to live up to and it takes time to find just the right one.

But Erica gets it and she gives great instruction about what kind of domain to use – and what kind to avoid. Then she takes you through researching and registering your domain name and setting up hosting.

This is all very “step by step” and there are great visuals walking you through the process.

Setting Up Your WordPress Site

Now we’re getting into it! Time to set up our site.

Erica gives us a live review site we can use as an example and that really helps to see how everything will come together.

At this point, we move over to the WordPress set up PDF that came with our delivery files.

Setting up the site is easy enough, but it does take quite a bit of time, so plan to settle in and get down to work for awhile.

Erica tells you exactly what to do and how to do it – including what plugins to use and what settings to change.

WordPress has updated a few things since the time this guide was published, so when I set up my site, I did have to fiddle around with the settings a little. Since I have some idea what I’m doing, this wasn’t too much of an issue but I did stumble around a bit to finally get things right.

If you get stuck here, I would suggest reaching out to Erica for help. She’s great about answering questions!

All-in-all, it was easy, but it took time and effort, which I didn’t mind.

What’s Next?

Next, we are getting into writing the reviews! This is the exciting part because it’s what’s going to make money for us.

At this point, we have found our niche, chosen our domain, got hosting squared away, and have set up our WordPress site.

Time to start building.

I know these sites work so I’m really excited to make some progress and get some work done.

I love this strategy.

It’s straightforward, easy for beginners, offers another way for more experienced marketers to build income streams, and is presented in a friendly, conversational, “do this, then do this” kind of way.

What are your thoughts on this? Let me know in the comments!


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2 thoughts on “A Review of Erica Stone’s Extreme Review – Part 2

  • January 25, 2017 at 6:41 PM
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    I’m loving this. I love how you have broken everything down and makes me excited to be on this journey with you!

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    • January 25, 2017 at 7:29 PM
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      Thanks, Kristie! It’s nice to know someone’s following along! LOL Just wait ’til I actually have results to post! 🙂

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