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[Authority Site] Let's Get To $50/Day ($1,500/Month)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by TTGSteve, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. TTGSteve

    TTGSteve Newbie

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    Okay, so I'm finally starting up a thread on here, which I hope will allow me to meet some really great people, gather some ideas and stay motivated.

    Details As Of June 5th, 2017:

    • Domain Age: 4 1/2 years
    • Niche: Celebrity Gossip
    • Current Traffic Avg: 30,000 / month
    • Current Income Avg: $150 - $200 / month
    • Monetization Methods: Google Adsense & Amazon

    The site's traffic is about 50/50 between social media and search engine traffic. Luckily, the social media accounts have some very engaged fans. Usually, I do best with Amazon, but there were some great months with Amazon. Unfortunately, with the latest Amazon updates, things aren't going as well as they used to. Let's hope I can find a way to counteract this.

    If any of you are familiar with the celeb niche and know some programs that work well for it, please feel free to post a reply with your suggestions and I'll check into them.

    My Plan:

    I've been in IM for a long time, and I know that the absolute #1 thing is working your ass off consistently. It's not about how much you read, or how much knowledge you have -- it's about doing. Therefore, I'm going to have to put in the effort every single day.

    This is especially true, considering the niche I'm in. With this type of niche, you can have some quality content here and there, but it's mostly about numbers. Luckily, I'm a writer, so I won't have to hire anyone to do any of that.

    • Post at least 5 topics every single day with SEO in mind.
    • Include Amazon links in every post when relevant.

    Even though I've been into IM for a long time, I never really got hardcore into SEO. I know all about the practices, but I never got into major analyzation using tools. I know that I'm going to have to start doing this. At first, I thought I was going to be screwed into shelling out major cash, but then I found out about group buys and then after a little research, I found out about private accounts. That being said, thanks to @MisterF , I now have access to SEMRush and Ahrefs at a reasonable rate.

    I've been going through SEMRush and trying to familiarize myself with it. If you know of any guides or have any tips, please feel free to share them in this post. Even though I have Ahrefs, I haven't even logged into the account yet. I need to do this asap, I know. Speaking of which; do you prefer SEMRush or Ahrefs? Please let me know.

    So,

    • Analyze my site's SEO more thoroughly.
    • Get some backlinks.
    • Acquire more social media followers.
    • Possibly purchase some SEO packages on here in the future, and see if there's truly a difference.
    • Re-invest 50% of monthly earnings into the site in some form or another.
    • Continue to educate myself with the resources on BHW and other sites.

    That's honestly about all I can think of right now to include in this post, but if anyone has any questions, you can feel free to post a reply and I'll try to get back to you asap.

    Finally, and lastly, I'd like to give big thanks to anyone who decides to follow me along on my journey. Now, let's get to business.
     
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  2. shaheerkhan

    shaheerkhan Regular Member

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    Dont you think the goals are a bit unrealistic in a sense that you are jumping from $200 to $1500 monthly ?
     
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    If you are going from $200 to $1500 with adsense, I guess it will ban your account soon.
     
  4. TTGSteve

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    No, I don't. Read some journeys in this section and you'll see people starting at $0 and trying to hit $100k on a regular basis. I don't think anything is unachievable, as long as you work your ass off.

    How do you figure that? It's not like it's going to be a drastic change that occurs overnight. I know it's going to take me a while to hit my goals.
     
  5. TTGSteve

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    So, let's go ahead and get an update in for today:

    First, I got all of my 5 posts published for the day, which is doing very well.

    Income

    • Adsense: $5
    • Amazon: $7.26 - 3 more sales since yesterday and my conversion rate is 23%, which is an improvement over last month for sure.

    Traffic

    • 2,200 sessions yesterday.
    • 1,655 so far today.

    I'm starting to get more search traffic, and my social media accounts have been growing both in followers, as well as engagement.

    Since my monthly average is 30,000 visits, I'll consider anything over 1,000 visits a day a complete success!

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    If anyone has any questions, please let me know. I'm sorry for somewhat of a short update today, but I have a lot of reading to do and I just got finished with a crucial workout, lol.

    I'll see you all tomorrow with the next update! :D
     
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    Okay, let's look at the stats for June 7th.

    Traffic:

    1,230

    Once again, this is above the 1k/day average, so I'm happy.

    Session duration is up, and bounce rate is down (good).

    Income:

    Adsense: $6.87
    Amazon: $9.16 (total)

    There's still one more item that needs to be shipped out from Amazon, so revenue hasn't updated for that yet.

    The conversion rate is at 20%.

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    I published my minimum number of posts on the blog today.

    I need to go through and strengthen my SEO on some of my previous pages and see if I can't get some of those bad boys moving up in the SERPs.