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Earning potential from micro niche sites?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jezlad, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. jezlad

    jezlad Regular Member

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    I'm deep into the process of creating my first micro niche site and wondered what kind of earning potential you could get from a small niche?

    Is it totally dependant on the niche and popularity of the site? Is there an upper limit of expectation? I mean, would I be daydreaming to think this site could possibly earn $200 a day?

    Whats the average? In your experience of course?
     
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    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    What are the [exact] searches per month and CPC according to Google keyword tool? Are there ways other than adsense to monetise the niche? What's the competition like?
     
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    larrydetuvi Regular Member

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    If it's a micro niche $200 a day sounds pretty unrealistic, avg is $1, with some luck maybe 2 o 3 bucks unless you think of monetizing it with another thing rather than adsense.
     
  5. jezlad

    jezlad Regular Member

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    Thanks, I'll check that out.

    Searches per month is 22,000 CPC is $1.10 competition (keyword in quotes on google) is 130,000.

    What kind of figures would you expect through adsense alone with this?

    Of course, its a beautiful keyword because it can cross into affiliate marketing. I'm just thinking of adsense at the moment to convince the missus that outsourcing work is viable even at this stage. (my big board keeps me afloat but I'm happiest messing with stats and traffic numbers/impressions so IM and me is a match made in heaven).
     
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    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Have you made sure you ticked the "exact" box?
     
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    Totally depends. Use the keyword tool as a guide.

    In the past, I only got as far as single page sites then lost focus. Most disappointed but some earned maybe 50 cents a day. Not bad for a single page.

    Now I'm starting again. It's essential to avoid the clickbump look and also to avoid doing only one page if you want to survive, besides it makes you more.

    Me personally, I'm going for a minimum $1 CPC and 1,000 exact monthly search.

    Theoretically, say I get 10% CTR and capture maybe 10% of Google traffic (rough figures, don't take them as gospel), that means I get per page:

    $1 * 0.1 * 1000 * 0.1 = $10 per month per page. Probably I would even get less than that.

    Let's call it $3 or $4 monthly income per page.


    The more sites and pages you have, the better.

    Even if you assume a buck a page, then 1,000 pages brings you $1,000 a month.

    I have over 1,000 articles rotting on Ezinearticles and making Chris Knight some spare change. I should've stuck to my own thing.

    Of course, none of this assumes any promotion. I hate promotion. I also don't want to try anything ultra-black hat in case of loosing my Adsense account.

    100 sites is my target and 10 pages of content on each. 8 sites with one page content so far, 9992 pages to go.....



    As for your 22K searches keyword, something tells me that, despite the CPC, there is something "wrong" with the keyword. It is hard enough to find keywords with even 2 or 3K searches these days, let alone 22K.
     
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  9. jezlad

    jezlad Regular Member

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    Definitely seems workable, just hope you stick at it. I know how difficult it can be to stay motivated. I've stopped and started several times and always fell back on my forums (which I created with no intention of making money). If i knew then what I know now I would of applied my time better, I spent hours a day for years as a hobby to grow a community...

    The exact searches in MS is way lower than google, 2,000 so you're right mate, my calculations were skewy. Even so, $30 per month from a single site would be fine, setting this one up hasn't taken long really thanks to BHW and my multitude of info seeking threads :D
     
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    florflor Senior Member

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    Out of interest, are you getting your keywords yourself or buying them?

    I have bought in the past but figured out that I should be able to find enough myself.
     
  11. W1zdom

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    Just wondering, has buying keywords for MNS worked for you? I've been considering buying some.
     
  12. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    Yes buying saves time. But I can find them myself too so I don't really need it.

    Depends what you pay.

    All my keywords are min $1 CPC and around 1,000 exact searches. Or at least the combination should be 10,000 (so lower CPC/higher searches of vice versa is OK).

    I am OK finding them myself now though.

    Depends how valuable your time is. Right now I need to minimize costs, but later I will probably pay again.

    If I do it myself, I can find maybe 3 to 5 keywords per hour. When I have enough, I may start to sell them. I would hope to get $10 per keyword, I think this is fair but I might have to sell for more like $5.

    Or maybe offer a bulk discount. Because $50 for 10 hard fought keywords seems not enough.

    e.g. $10 for 1 keyword
    $45 for 5 keywords
    $80 for 10 keywords