[Blogging Journey] Niche Site Journey To Passive $1k/month (Already started)

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20 pages is a very long journey.
bookmarked for a later read.

Congrats with your evolution op
 

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No keywords in top 10. Maybe I should put more articls.
I mean what's the top 10 results for the keywords you're targeting, forums and user generated content? Or other websites already wrote articles for the keyword ?

Going good, keep it up and good luck for you goal
Thank you sir! :)

20 pages is a very long journey.
bookmarked for a later read.

Congrats with your evolution op
Thanks man!
 

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UPDATE #29
25/08/21


This time I'm updating on time! So here's the update, things looks promising

  • To start off, wrote and published another 4 articles for the second site, I also did the keyword research and updated the keyword tracking sheet
  • I started thinking about an ebook I can create as a lead magnet to advertise the affiliate program, I came out with the idea of creating and sharing 4 different ebooks for each category, so the conversion rate will be higher (because more relevant to the article the user is reading)
  • So far, if you look at SERP Robot and the GSC analytics, the first site seems to be going up, but it also looks like another update is rolling out, so I don't really know, again, time will tell ...
  • The second site is slowly rising, getting clicks here and there; The strategy remains the same, but I'm picking keywords with higher Search Volume, at least for the first 100 articles, to see how it turns out.
Quick message for the people who are starting a blog, I saw some folks getting started because of the Journeys they're reading here, on BHW. Just start writing and publishing content as soon as possible! The earlier you start, the earlier the content is going to rank, bring traffic, and money! It's such a simple game, therefore, not so easy, since it requires a lot of patience! Good luck to anyone, and if you have any question, just post them below, so maybe It'll help another one who also have the same issue!

Ezoic:
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SERP Robot (keyword rankings):
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Google Search Console:
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Google Search Console (Last 7 days):
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2nd site (Google Search Console):
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WP Word Count:

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I saw a decent journey. Wish you all the best
Thanks man! The same goes for you! :)
 

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people start new journeys all the time, but only few persist.
Keep it up man! I'm doing exactly the same thing, but with display ads only.
I was going to send you a few tips of mine doing low-comp keyword research and getting the exact search volume of them, but it seems like my account is too new to do that.
 

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..The strategy remains the same, but I'm picking keywords with higher Search Volume, at least for the first 100 articles, to see how it turns out.

I think this is where the problem lies with the first niche website. It is very important to target low competitive but high volume keywords at the earliest stage of a new niche site.

I will not be surprised if the traffic of the second website surpasses that of the first one of this journey.

Keep it up man.
 

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UPDATE #30
02/09/21


Update 30, the fact that I started this journey 30 weeks ago seems crazy. So I'm trying some new things:

  • Wrote and published 4 others articles on the 2nd site
  • I analyzed all the keywords I found, and had to remove a lot of them, since there's no way I could reach Top10 with a brand-new website
  • I saw a lot of people loosing traffic & rankings due to Ezoic, so I decided to run a test, therefore, I removed Ezoic from the site, we'll see in a few weeks how it turns out
  • Removing Ezoic skyrocketed the site to a 94 page speed on mobile, and 100 on desktop (vs 64 & 84 before)



SERP Robot (keyword rankings):
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Google Search Console:
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Google Search Console (Last 7 days):
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2nd site (Google Search Console):
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WP Word Count:

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people start new journeys all the time, but only few persist.
Keep it up man! I'm doing exactly the same thing, but with display ads only.
I was going to send you a few tips of mine doing low-comp keyword research and getting the exact search volume of them, but it seems like my account is too new to do that.
Nice! How's it going so far? Maybe you can share them here, so it would help other peoples :)

..The strategy remains the same, but I'm picking keywords with higher Search Volume, at least for the first 100 articles, to see how it turns out.

I think this is where the problem lies with the first niche website. It is very important to target low competitive but high volume keywords at the earliest stage of a new niche site.

I will not be surprised if the traffic of the second website surpasses that of the first one of this journey.

Keep it up man.
yeah right, only time will tell. On the other side, I've had some articles on the 1st site bringing tons of traffic, way more than expected when looking at the "volume" !
 

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UPDATE #31
08/09/21


Here's y'all weekly update, not much changed since last week, looks like

  • As of right now, looks like removing Ezoic didn't have that much effect, I'm going to wait another 2 or 3 weeks tho
  • Haven't published any articles this week tho, working on another secret site ;)
  • Added some H2 from various posts on the main site to try to increase traffic (Following this method)
  • I'm thinking about changing the weekly update to a monthly update since there's not much changed those times. I would like to get your opinions



SERP Robot (keyword rankings):
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Google Search Console:
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Google Search Console (Last 7 days):
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2nd site (Google Search Console):
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WP Word Count:

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I still have hope in this project. I was watching a video on YouTube like that the other time. The YouTuber is experiencing the same thing as yours on his niche site. But once the project hit month 11, the traffic continue to pick up and double every month.
 

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Besides ezoic do you monetize your sites in any way? I'd try finding more ways to attract traffic to them, try forums, backlinks and getting more into the niche community.
 

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I still have hope in this project. I was watching a video on YouTube like that the other time. The YouTuber is experiencing the same thing as yours on his niche site. But once the project hit month 11, the traffic continue to pick up and double every month.
Yeah, there's no doubt, I have to give this site more time imo!

Besides ezoic do you monetize your sites in any way? I'd try finding more ways to attract traffic to them, try forums, backlinks and getting more into the niche community.
I have the affiliate program but not bringing any money rn, I'm focusing on SEO because of the passive and long term benefit!

Why theme are you using & what would you recommend
Using the theme Once from CodeSupplyCo. Honestly get whatever theme you like, I see a lot of people using very basic theme like GeneratePress, but I like making beautiful site (also don't forget page speed). Your only focus should be producing content, not the front end of your site! :)
 

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Good read! Jumped in a little bit late, but following for sure.
 

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how do you do research for your websites to be able to find 2000 words of unique content to write about each day?

I spend like 1-2 hours to research a topic and then another 6-7 hours to create a single article, so how do you manage to do all these so fast and still be able to do it consistently? I don't get it...
 

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I am following now. Started my venture this month and ranking already let's see how things go in the future.
 

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What backlinks have you done?
Haven't built any backlink :)

Good read! Jumped in a little bit late, but following for sure.
Thanks man!

how do you do research for your websites to be able to find 2000 words of unique content to write about each day?

I spend like 1-2 hours to research a topic and then another 6-7 hours to create a single article, so how do you manage to do all these so fast and still be able to do it consistently? I don't get it...
I'm creating <1000 words articles, that helps! Also I'm French, so I read a little about the subject in French, then write it in English!

I am following now. Started my venture this month and ranking already let's see how things go in the future.
Thanks man! How many articles have you posted already? :)
 

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I'm creating <1000 words articles, that helps! Also I'm French, so I read a little about the subject in French, then write it in English!
well, that's precisely what I do, too. Except that I don't read anything in my language (Romanian), I read it straight in English, but putting the ideas together to make sense and the content to turn 100% unique is an insane waste of time for me. It literally, and genuinely, takes me at least 4-5 hours when I'm full of energy and motivated, and I'm talking about a 1k words article. I won't even dare try creating a 1.5-2k words long article cause I'd get burnt before I finish putting it together.

I don't know how you manage to do this without becoming stupid (that's what I feel like after creating 2 articles in a row), but props to you for managing. I wish I had your talent :(
 
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