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Growing my tech blog to $5,000 per month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Stitches and Burns, May 21, 2019.

  1. Stitches and Burns

    Stitches and Burns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I never bought backlinks. I created backlinks using free shares here in BHW and by commenting on other blogs.
     
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    Wow 8 hours per day for one blog. How many articles you can create per day? Do you rewrite or trying to create content by yourself?
    Do you outsource any articles?

     
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    $60 perday from Ezoic? I think AdSense will give more if ads are placed correctly
     
  4. Stitches and Burns

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    I'm jobless so I can spend 8 hours blogging. It depends on the topic and number of words. I usually can write up to 2,000 words a day.

    Most of the time, I rewrite in my own words, and also add my personal thoughts or opinions.

    Haven't outsourced yet but I'm planning to. Need to save and set aside a budget for that.

    I was with Adsense before and it paid peanuts. Per click I earned an average of $0.05.
     
  5. dkv023

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    Few questions about your old journey:
    1) How do you know English? You said what you live in European country. What is your English level? Advanced?
    2) You have English websites, which has traffic from Asia? Why don't you create website on your native European language? Asia and your European country isn't that the same Tier-3? So it easy for you write on your native language?
    3) Did you target high competitive keywords in your tech niche? Did you get traffic from these keywords? Or your articles (which was optimized for High keywords) automatically has ranked by long tail keywords?
     
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    @Stitches and Burns please how do you do keyword research for Low competition keywords with high search volumes
     
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    very instructive thank you so much for sharing.

    Good luck
     
  8. dkv023

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    Why you not able to target Tier-1 traffic if you have good english content? Or you looked only local website competitions? What do you mean about local? it is bigest sites in the country like Asia, Africa ( where is english language)? What is why you not able to get traffic from Tier-1?
    I thought that good quality english content automatically targets USA, UK traffic.
    So your adsense cost per click near 0.05$?
     
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    1 )You said about evergreen content. Is the any way to find it in tech niche which is obviously changing everytime ( new gadgets, new OS, new codes,)?

    2 ) How do you find local tech blogs, which are not like TechCrunch, Engadget?

    3) What do you mean --- topics/keywords that are more US/international in scope?
     
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  10. Stitches and Burns

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    I'm not European, I'm Asian. But I'm quite good in English, humility aside. I used to be a content writer for US and British companies, until I realized I can make more money with my website.

    I started it as a local tech blog, covering technology topics relevant to my country. But I also write about hot topics like the latest smartphones. When Huawei got banned from Android I wrote about it too. It's not in my country but since many of my countrymen have Huawei phones, it's interesting to them.

    I haven't targeted high competition keywords yet. Most of my keywords are low competition but high volume. I have one keyword that has earned me more than 1 million visitors so far. Many blogs also target that keyword but they have shit metrics and their content is crap.

    I mainly use Google Keyword Planner and Ahrefs. I subscribe to the 7-day trial every month.

    My plan is to grab more tier 1 traffic. But as of now, I'm trying to finish my backlog of articles that are targeting low competition keywords. These keywords get plenty of searches within my country. Examples: cellphone numbers, SMS apps, online payment apps, money remittance fees, bank transfers.

    My strategy is to focus more on local traffic and then get more tier 1 traffic later on. I feel that I can compete for more competitive keywords now that I have lots of backlinks. Local means within my country.

    Good English content doesn't automatically target tier 1 traffic. It has to be relevant to the country like the US. If I write about how to play PUBG in India then it will get mostly Indian readers (I actually wrote that and got a lot of readers from India even though I'm not from India). But if I write about Netflix then I might get lots of readers from the US.

    There are still plenty of evergreen topics in tech. You just have to assess the topic if it's more long term. You can use Ahrefs and research other blogs. Like for example, the top Dropbox alternatives. It's kinda evergreen because these Dropbox alternatives aren't going away anytime soon.

    How to find local tech blogs? Well..just Google "tech blogs in (insert country)"

    Topics that are more international in scope is just like my example above (Dropbox alternatives). A topic that is global in scope and not just specific to one or few countries.
     
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    Good luck
     
  12. dkv023

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    I get it. Your low competition keywords it is like something which is popular only in India or China (for example). SMS apps which popular only in India and so on. It is like Vkontakte is popular in Russia. Or Telegram is popular in Russia.
    So keywords like Dropbox alternatives, 10 top file managers are US/international keywords? So that is why you got traffic so quickly. Am I right?

    But I don't understand about English. If some SMS app is popular in Asia, why you wrote about this app on english not hindi or chinese? Asia is non english speaking country. And English is not so popular.
     
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    Correct

    English is popular in my country. Almost everyone here knows English.

    I don't think it makes sense to write in my native language. There are many technical terms that don't have the equivalent in my native language.

    Also, I want my blog to cater to readers in other countries too. I don't want some of my readers see articles in a strange language that they don't understand.
     
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    Your cost per click adsense was/is near 0.05$ ?

    Why didn’t you start from the very beginning to write about Netflix, Dropbox alternatives, apps which are popular on USA? You know English very well, I'm sure you have Advanced level. Or it is impossible to target usa traffic by writing only good content?
     
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    Yeah my CPC was about 5 cents with Adsense.

    At the beginning I didn't have much traffic and backlinks. I wanted to get as much organic traffic as possible, in the shortest amount of time, that's why I focused on locally popular topics at first.

    If I started writing about Netflix, Dropbox, etc right at the beginning, I don't think I'll gain much traffic, since my blog was not yet established. It couldn't compete with the big guys.

    But don't worry I still have lots of time to write articles for those in the USA and other well-off countries. That's my plan. I think I can now compete with the bigger guys since I have lots of backlinks already.
     
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  16. elishashi

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    please how are you making such amount !
     
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    So you think it is impossible to gain usa traffic without backlinks? I think it is true. Usa serp has a lot of competition on low level keywords.

    How do you recommend analyzing competition in local, If your country is not English-speaking country? (for example). It is better to look in Nigeria, Pakistan? It is better to analyze Google’s search results in one country or look in few countries?

    How much adsense earning you got from 1000 visitors (not views) per day in tech niche? I'm assume that it is near $50 in month? Or much better?
     
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    Hi Op. Curious to know what kind of server environment you running on? VPS? Cloud server?
     
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    I don't think it's impossible but it's hard. You need to look for low competition keywords. Tech is a saturated niche so it's difficult to get traffic without backlinks.

    I use Google Keyword Planner and set the country to mine, if I target visitors from my country.

    My Adsense earnings were very low. For 1,000 visitors I got only about $1.50.

    I use a Digital Ocean 2GB VPS on Cloudways.
     
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