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How long will it take me to earn a minimum of $500 monthly with 1 Niche site & AdSense?

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  1. tipz4all

    tipz4all Regular Member

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    Well, the title of this journey says it all! I want to see how long it will take me to earn a minimum of $500 monthly from a niche site monetized with Google AdSense.

    But first bit about me
    I have been a member of this great forum for a while. During these time, I have read a couple of interesting as well as motivating journeys from other members of this forum. I recently started my very first journey; ?My first Journey ? Watch me Build and rank a niche site within 90days?.
    Obviously this is my 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] journey on this great forum.
    Unlike my very first journey where I built a niche site from scratch, in this journey, I will be using a niche I built a while ago, monetized with Amazon and abandoned.

    Game Plan and Strategy for This Journey


    • [*=2]Research a keyword that has a minimum of 3,000 unique searches monthly
      [*=2]Has a CPC of at least $0.60
      [*=2]A high advertisers bid
      [*=2]Relatively easy to rank

    • Write a minimum of 800 words article and optimize it for my keyword
    • Publish the article as a page on my already built niche site
    • Get it rank and implement AdSense code on it
    • Rinse and Repeat till I achieve a minimum of $500 earnings monthly
    IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE

    Monetization Method: unlike in my previous journey where I monetized the site with Amazon, I am choosing AdSense as the primary monetization method for this journey because I can receive my earnings directly into my Bank Account (thanks to Wire Transfer). For me, this is a very important factor. I decided to switch from Amazon to AdSense because it takes a minimum of 2 months for the check to get to me. Now building AdSense monetized niche sites is totally a new terrain for me as I have never built sites that are monetized with AdSense. Well this will be a totally new experience for me and one which I intend to enjoy.

    Already Built Niche Site:
    As already stated, I will be using a niche site that I built and abandoned sometimes ago. To me I don?t see this as an advantage since the site has been left unattended to for a while. Because of this, I feel it won?t be that a smooth sail getting the newly written content indexed and ranked as is usually the case with my newly built niche site.

    Backlinking Strategy: I will be keeping the backlinking process for this journey very simple. For this journey, I intend to build only 3 kinds of links to my article page which are; blog commenting, web 2.0 links and high PR links. Since I currently have a few clients which I sell high PR domains to, finding and building links from high PR domains to my article page won?t be that difficult.
    Cheers!
     
  2. seomark

    seomark Junior Member

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    in my experience it's easier to target something with more search volume. A lot of people go after the low hanging fruit thinking it will be easy, when often the bigger search volume is just as easy to rank for.

    That's not always the case, of course it will vary per niche, but i would say go after something with enough search volume to give you that $500 or more.

    I did this in the gaming niche and within a month my site was making $2000+ - If I tried doing this with lots of sites in much smaller niches it would have taken a long time!
     
  3. seomark

    seomark Junior Member

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    oh, also for the link building side of things, all I did was PBN's. No blog commenting or web2.0.... just links that give me a good push! Yeah it costs more ,but gives you far better results. And that income was from adsense.
     
  4. tipz4all

    tipz4all Regular Member

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    Thanks very much seomark for the tips. I have a couple of questions for you if you don't mind.
    1) when building links with PBN, how many links did it take for you to land on first page?
    2) did you build these PBN yourselves or you bought it as service?
    3) did you build links with your primary keyword as anchor text?

    Thanks!
     
  5. thefixer

    thefixer Regular Member

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    best of luck with your motives..!! :)
     
  6. tipz4all

    tipz4all Regular Member

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    hahaha...thanks thefixer!
     
  7. tipz4all

    tipz4all Regular Member

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    Update #1

    Day 2

    What I have done


    • Researched and found a promising keyword I?m sure I can rank.
    Monthly Searched Volume: 3,600
    CPC: $0.77


    • Written +800 words article and publish it on my niche site as a post.
    What Next?


    • I will wait for a couple of days for my article to get indexed and hopefully ranked
    • Then I will kick start the backlinking process till I achieve top spot

    Cheers!
     
  8. J-S-T

    J-S-T Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Your Plan looks solid, Good Start Already. Best of luck for your journey... Don't Quit until you achieve your goal.
     
  9. NetCrime

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    It looks organized wish you best luck!

    Could I know what tools are you using? For keywords research, for SEO?
     
  10. tipz4all

    tipz4all Regular Member

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    Thanks NetCrime for the well wishes. I am using Long tail pro to conduct all my keyword research, I will also be using it to monitor and track my rankings as well. Usually when conducting keyword research, I look for keywords competitiveness that is 30 or below for fast ranking with few high PR links.

    Cheers!
     
  11. tipz4all

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    Thanks jigartank1225, It's my intention to keep this Journey very Simple, Straight forward, Organized and well documented.
    Cheers!
     
  12. sirmattheww

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    Maybe try to have more than a few articles ( something like 15-20 ) before starting the backlinking process. Google sure doesn't like a site with little to no content. Just my 2 cents.

    Good luck!
     
  13. ming34

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    Best of luck with your journey
     
  14. tipz4all

    tipz4all Regular Member

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    Hey sirmattheww, Thanks for the tip. However, as i stated earlier, the site is not entirely a new site. Its one that i built and abandoned for a while now. Ans it currently has more than 30 articles which i wrote and published during the time i was working on the site.

    Cheers!
     
  15. Statix

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    Good luck on your journey tips4all. Are you using a single site or multiple sites?
     
  16. tipz4all

    tipz4all Regular Member

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    Thanks Statix! I'm using a single site for this journey.
     
  17. tipz4all

    tipz4all Regular Member

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    [FONT=&amp]UPDATE #2[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]Day 10[/FONT]
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    In my last update, I hinted that I will wait for a couple of days for my article to be indexed and hopefully ranked before starting the link building process. Well, in this second update, I?m excited to inform you guys about the progress I have made so far with the journey.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]The article got indexed within 19 hours of publication but was not ranked. After I had published the article, I went ahead I built about 5 internal links from already published articles on the site to the newly published post to expedite the indexing process.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]After the article was indexed, I waited a couple of days before building and pointing 2 Backlinks to my newly created and indexed page. To be precise, the links were built on Saturday19th of this month. And 4 days after that (today) my primary keyword which the article was optimized for is ranked #125. I know #125 I is a pretty long way from first page but I?m still excited about it and I know with time I will get there.[/FONT]

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    Keyword Tracked with LTP

    [FONT=&amp]What Next?[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]I will wait for a couple of days for the first batch of my link building to take full effect before rolling out the 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] batch.[/FONT] [FONT=&amp]That?s all for now. Watch out for my next update coming soon?[/FONT]
     
  18. slowpoison1987@gmail

    slowpoison1987@gmail Registered Member

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    We're awaiting you're latest update.
     
  19. youngcp

    youngcp Newbie

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    Yep - looking forward to the next post.