My second month here I got a small sale for a bottle of vitamins.
Now my friends, I have struck gold this month. I apparently sold a replacement tractor seat. Yes, the kind that goes on a real tractor.
I have absolutely no idea how the demographics of my hubs work out to one of my readers needing a tractor seat. I personally, have never participated in or wrote about any activity that could even conceivably involve a tractor seat... but woohoo anyway! Those little things cost more than I would have imagined...if I was ever inclined to imagine such a thing.
maybe it's fate's way of telling you your next hub should be about tractors...
I could indeed write a hub about my vast knowledge of tractors... which (after today) includes :
Tractors have seats. Some of those seats are apparently yellow. They cost about 100 bucks to replace.
Think it would be flagged for length?
No, just keep repeating those sentences. It will be fine. Trust me, I are a professionalerist.
I'll spin it...
Farm vehicles have butt holsters. A percentage of those butt holsters are canary hued. They require approximately 10 thousand U.S. pennies to substitute.
See, I'm up to about 70 words now.
Excellent. You are well on your way to wealthfullness.
Did you know that you can make hundreds of dollars per day with absolutely no effort? It may not be true, but it sure is fun saying it, isn't it?
Oh, I probably could... but only in certain areas of Nevada.
It's still effort.. well it is if you want any real money :-)
This made me laugh. So I’ll give you some free information.
Massey Ferguson is a famous make of tractor and they have black seats - or maybe it’s red. The tractors are often blue anyway (or at least my father’s is blue.) Tractors have big wheels, and little wheels. And tractor drivers like to wait at the edge of a narrow road until they see a car coming and then pull out in front of them - at least according to a very funny sketch i once saw on TV.
Read some books about tractors. Wait a few days so your brain can get rid of the stuff you don't remember, which means the stuff you do remember are the things that you understood well enough to become part of your knowledge. Write from what you remember without ever looking back at the books, then credit your sources.
(you can replace books with other sources, but the idea is that you wait a few days for the information to become yours and so you can write directly from what you learned, though you still have to credit in the end. A link list or such is fine.)
Things you may want to think about:
1) are they always yellow? if so, why?
2) why would a person need a replacement? In other words, how do they break?
3) What is the common price range for such a seat in a brick and mortar store?
4) How to tell if a seat is good quality? Material? Popular brands? Country of origin?
5) Can seats come in different sizes? Does it matter what tractor the buyer has?
I'll tell you what RC, you are more than welcome to my previously untapped keyword goldmine Please link the hub when you are done, I wanna read
It's your miracle amazon sale. You should do it I don't wanna read about tractors.
However, I will say that I have had some unrelated sales on my amazon that led me to try new niches, even if just for one or two hubs (or other online articles).
LMAO, nah I'll pass. Like PCUnix said, anyone who read anything else I've written would know it was a straight out sales pitch. I'll write articles that I need to do some research on (and do 10 or 15 of these a month for a "content farm" that pays upfront), but only those that I have at least basic knowledge of.
Hmm maybe I will then if you won't. My father-in-law used to ride tractors (more for fun than for farming, but still, he rode them a lot back in Ireland); he might give me some experienced insight.
Still, if I do write one, it won't be any time soon. It takes time to learn a brand new subject well enough to write something that doesn't reek of newbie sales pitch - something worthy enough for a real tractor owner to read.
I wish people wouldn't do this.
Isn't there enough of that out there already? If I wanted to read about tractor seats, I want to read something written by somebody who has actually sat on one and wore it out or had a horse eat it or a friend accidentally shoot it..
I want EXPERIENCE, not a researched bit of fluff.
I'll make exceptions if you haven't actually bought your tractor yet but do need one and have been researching your needs. That could actually be helpful because you'll have the same questions I might have if I ever needed to buy one. Your fresh investigation from real need could be interesting and helpful.
But just picking something out of Amazon because you'd like to sell it is, in my opinion, not something we need any more of.
YMMV and I expect many of you may disagree. You won't be changing my mind, though :-)
I do understand your feelings.
That's why when I do it, I'm very thorough. I try to think about various questions I have (and thus a reader might have) and find answers for all rather than write fluff.
Now, I would never write about tractors. However, if I find a product where I can try it, or at least try a cheaper alternative to it, then often I will.
Usually, if I do it based on unrelated sales, I try to experience it in some way and take an interest in it. It's not just a 2 day thing, which is why I don't do it often - it takes sooooo much more work than writing about something you already know. However, how else are you supposed to gain new knowledge than by finding out what else is out there?
Aypu. As I said, if you are researching a purchase or can pysche yourself up so that you are really acting like someone who was serious would, I think you can write a decent page.
Most Amazon hunters don't. We have far too much of their junk polluting HP and the Web in general.
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