When I first began trying to figure out how to make money online, I found out about BANS or Build a Niche Store. It’s a product that enables one to quickly build an eBay affiliate store and start making money in relatively short amount of time.
At least it used to be that way.
I had about a dozen BANS stores and had started earning some pretty nice money online. My stores were about 3 months old and I was averaging over 300 a month from these stores. Not a fortune, but it was really helping. Then Google decided that they don’t like what they call “thin affiliate sites”.
What is a thin affiliate site? It’s a way to make money online that is used by such sites as Amazon, eBay and many other gigantic companies. Google doesn’t mind if you have a multi-million dollar thin affiliate site but if you are only a tiny little guppie in an ocean of whales, you will sure as shit be de-indexed by Google.
It really, really sucks. I mean really people, who am I hurting? I am helping people find things on the internet that they want to find. In the process, I make a few bucks. Why not let people who provide this type of service, continue to provide it?
I really don’t understand the rationale. All I know is that just when I was starting to make a little progress and starting to actually make some money online, my best sites got de-indexed.
There is an enormous sense of frustration when you do hours and hours of work to set up your site and you begin to make some progress and then suddenly, your site is deemed irrelevant or useless by some mega-corporation that controls how much traffic I get on my sites and therefore, how much money I can earn.
I don’t think it’s fare. I really don’t. But guess what. It is what it is and I have to move forward. I’ll have to find other ways to make money online that don’t involve these thin affiliate sites.
Que sera sera.