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Failure to $100 a day, watch me do it!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by drummermike, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. drummermike

    drummermike Registered Member

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    Hey everyone, you probably don't know who am because I don't post much, however I've started this thread partly to help get myself more active in the forum and stop me from lurking so much.

    Anyway, I've been in internet marketing for about a year, but I've never been paid out by a company.The best I've ever made was a few hundred from article writing, okay but still far from where I want to be.

    At the moment I have 5 websites (all of them are MNS) with 6 - 11 articles on each. To make it easy I'll just refer to the as website 1-5:

    Website 1 is monetized by Adsense, is a year old and has about 8 uniques a day.

    Website 2 is monetized through adsense, CB and Amazon Associates. It is 8 months old and has about 20 uniques per day.

    Website 3 - 5 are all 4 months old, monetized through adsense and get no traffic.

    My websites get traffic almost exclusively from Google, so that is what I will focus on. My goal is to get up to $100 per day, so my game plan is to make these sites profitable before building new ones. Recently, my major focus has been improving CTR by using different layouts. I'm fairly confident that my sites are well optimized for a high CTR but a will let the data be the judge.

    I plan on doing this income journal in a similar format to thec00kchris because I really like how he set his up. (Not to mention how much of an inspiration he is). So if you are a reading this Chris, I hope you don't mind me stealing from you!

    I didn't put a time limit on my goal because I'm going to be working as hard as possible so a time limit won't really matter all that much.

    First update will be tonight!
     
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  2. mordisk

    mordisk Junior Member

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    i drum too br0. thatl do pig.. thatl do.
     
  3. adward

    adward Power Member

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    u need more traffic.
     
  4. GunzZ

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    So, you are the one who steal his niche? :D
     
  5. mancman

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    Bit of a noob myself but should your priority be to get more traffic to your sites rather than CTR? CTR may be pretty pointless if there is nobody there to click on the ads in the first place.

    Feel free to correct me if i'm wrong, like i said i'm pretty new to all this so maybe i miss read something. If thats the case how do you intend to rank your sites better, fiverr gigs, manual backlinks etc....

    Thanks and good luck :)
     
  6. Theodore

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    Very positive thread title :p haha but you do need a lot! more traffic to reach $100 a day.

    Good luck! :)
     
  7. drummermike

    drummermike Registered Member

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    Cool, nice to see another drummer in IM
    Yeah, I know. I'm working on getting more traffic but it just seems so hard to get it past 20 uniques a day, this is one of the reasons I made this thread.
    Haha, the first time I read this I missed the smile face and was worried that you actually thought I stole his niche, lol. But I read about that, it really sucks, I'm sure he will recover quick.
    Yeah, you are right. I'm not sure what I was thinking worrying about CTR before traffic. Thanks for straightening me out!
    Thanks for the good luck wishes. Shoot for the stars and land on the moon, that is how I'm going to do it. What is the fun in shooting for a boring goal like $100 a month? Maybe I'm wrong, I don't know, but I do know that if I never give up, I can't fail.
     
  8. drummermike

    drummermike Registered Member

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    DAY 1

    So today I haven't done all that much, just wrote a 500 word article that is scheduled to post in a weeks on website 2. I've also ordered a profile links package for websites 3 -5, so we will see how that goes. I'm hoping that at least two of them get second page ranks for their main keyword.

    Pageviews are down from the average today (88 uniques is the average) but I got a click! Too bad it was for such a pathetic amount.

    Total Pageviews: 66
    Adsense clicks: 1
    Adsense Revenue: $0.13
     
  9. Wealthy Wisdom

    Wealthy Wisdom Power Member

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    Hey what up

    Interesting thread because I'm kind of doing the same thing. I currently have 6MNS and 1 site (Authority Type) that i'm working with.

    curious to know, are you using wordpress for all the sites ? that's what i'm doing right now since it's pretty noob friendly + popular.

    My mns are like 3 days old (2 articles each) and my authority site is like a week old, no visitors yet but that will change =) competition sites look very weak and easy to outrank.

    I get distracted from reading threads that interest me but it does help to research terms that I don't know well yet. So much information, by summer I should have more than a gig of info stored in my noggin (that includes, ebooks, tutorials, videos, and MoRE!) :D

    but anyway good luck and I will keep up with this thread, hopefully can give each other tips throughout the process ... Peace
     
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    I'm actually working on something similar. The important thing is just to keep working on it. I look forward to following your progress!
     
  11. michaelr1988

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    good luck! is your traffic low because you are not top 5 serp or because your keyword has low searches?
     
  12. drummermike

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    Nice work with your sites, I hope you do well. Yes my sites are all Wordpress as it is the only thing I know how to use. I have the same problem with getting distracted, but how can you not with access to a website full of threads with legit promises of making you $100+ a day. If I had the time to apply every method here I'd be a billionaire, lately I've been blocking BHW until 8pm so I don't get distracted! Sharing some tips with one another sounds like a good plan, I'm sure we can both learn some stuff from each other.

    Thanks a lot, I'm going to keep at it until I succeed.

    Well for site 2 (the one that gets 20 uniques a day) I am ranked #5 for a keyword with over 3500 monthly searches, so I guess that is why my traffic is so low. I'm sure I'll get up to at least 50 uniques a day, not really sure if that is a good amount or not. For the rest of my sites the problem is that I just don't have them ranked for anything yet, luckily I've get a guy working on profile links so we will see how that helps.
     
  13. drummermike

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    Day 2
    Sorry for this not being up last night, BHW was being upgraded so I couldn't post.

    So, today I've been rewriting articles on 3 of my micro niche sites. I'm editing them because I outsourced these articles cheaply and they came out quite terrible. Not only was there tons of mistakes in grammar, but the content itself lacked any substance whatsoever. I mean the articles were literally like, "If you want to learn how to make (my keyword), the first step is to find a reliable search engine..." so I will never make the mistake of going the cheap route for content creation. I rewrote four articles and that took me two hours! Which is longer than it would have taken for me to do them myself.

    I also started doing blog commenting, to get some deep links to my sites. I really hate doing blog commenting because, I always write a good thought out comment, but half the time they are never approved.

    Traffic was down a lot and a didn't get any adsense money today.

    Total Pageviews: 22
    Adsense Clicks: 0
    Adsense Revenue: $0.00
     
  14. drummermike

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    Day 3

    Today I did some blog commenting to inner pages of several sites, but I also contacting a bunch of webmasters asking if they would let me do a guest post on their site. I am hoping a can get at least one site do agree as this will give me a relevant and powerful backlink. Not to mention how easy it will be to get even more guest posts on the same site once the webmaster decides I'm decent. So far only one has responded and it was just an autoresponder saying that they have do much mail that they don't even read it at all. Disappointing, but I can't expect everyone to allow me to guest post.

    Traffic was up from yesterday but still far from where it needs to be, I'm hoping my outsourced backlinks are done soon so that I can start seeing some traffic on sites 3 - 5.

    Here are todays stats:
    Total Pageviews: 44 (lol all my traffic stats are divisible by 11 for some reason)
    Adsense Clicks: 0
    Adsense Revenue: $0.00
     
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  15. Donkey Kong

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    Day 3+

    I'm subscribed to this and applied the same methods working the best out of it. I'mma go big!
     
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    Your taking action- that is more than some

    If you reach for the stars, you will not end up with a hand full of mud.....
     
  17. NichePirate

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    Doing something similar. Currently have 10 MNS and just put up 40 new ones. Good luck on your project!
     
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    i m also in the race keep up ur site rank
    good luck,,,
     
  19. Shogeki

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    Subscribed. Good luck !
     
  20. Voidy

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    Interesting! Subscribed to this thread.
    Hope you reach your goal m8 :)