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I earn 1500 $ a month passive but got stuck now

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by erichon, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. erichon

    erichon Regular Member

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    Hi guys

    I started about two years ago to learn about IM and started about one year with taking action. Now I earn 1500 $ a month on average, but somehow got stuck, the income does not increase or increases just slowly.

    My strategy:

    I wanted to generate as much different income streams as possible to avoid to put all eggs in one basket, which was a wise decision, as not all streams always work well all time.

    I have about 70000 video clips I have all rights with and about the same amount of images all travel related. That is the basic material I used for IM.
    My streams are:
    1. Stock videos (income about 100$)
    2. stock photographs (about 70$)
    3. photos used for merchandise products ( about 30$)
    4. kindle travel guides (about 400$)
    5. amazon travel books (about 400$)
    6. travel websites (about 7$)
    7. youtube travel videos (about 200$)

    The income I get regularly are almost evenly spread about these income streams.

    Now I am stuck at this amount, but I want to increase income.

    I am sure you could give any advise and motivation

    thx
    Eric
     
  2. ahead

    ahead Registered Member

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    As you have expertise in the travel field, you can probably create travel-related sites, monetize them for sometime and then flip them for profit. So, basically create websites with the intention of selling them after a few months.
     
  3. erichon

    erichon Regular Member

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    I would prefer to keep them, but getting more traffic. I monetize them with adsense. I think my problem is that I used about 10% of my material only, and upscaling is very time consumeing, so how could I optimize the income with the existing streams?
     
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  4. innozemec

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    focus on the top 3 things that make you most of your money and think how to expand those:

    4. kindle travel guides (about 400$)
    5. amazon travel books (about 400$)
    7. youtube travel videos (about 200$)

    I would start with that..
     
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  5. erichon

    erichon Regular Member

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    thx for the advise. Yes I could upscale these three streams.
     
  6. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    It sounds like you've got a nice little thing going there. Do you feel like you've spread your content as thin as it will go or are you trying to scale by doing more work and don't feel like your earnings are increasing enough?

    In any case, hit me up and I'll analyze your situation. I wouldn't normally do this for a $1,500/month project but since you've actually developed a unique thing I'll develop whatever is needed to scale without limits for free as long as we can run it together. If you did that without custom software we should be able to make many, many times that once I've got it all productized.

    If it counts for anything, I'm not some $10/hr elance developer, I'm a $100,000 a year minimum salary seasoned pro.
     
  7. erichon

    erichon Regular Member

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    I think i am sitting on a little Gem, but cannot convert it into serious money. I feel that my earnings are not increasing enough. AND I am lacking enough skills for the websites. I think my onpage SEO is not bad, but I am not good at link building. The books are time consuming to produce, and not much text ( I am not English Native, but German native, so maybe the websites lack a bit proper English?). I do not get what you mean by "custom software", maybe you can tell me.

    thx
    Eric
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    I know a lot of people who make a killing online in the past and no longer do and after a little research I discovered their major problem is inconsistency. Whichever way you look at it, if you don't have a clear goal, work towards it, rinse and repeat, manage your resources, set funds for business development and marketing, explore other avenues, make out time to learn more about your challenges and improve on it, learn new things every now and then, living on one source of income then you are inconsistent and bound to fail.
     
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  9. erichon

    erichon Regular Member

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    Inconsistency is not my problem. I work every day on these projects.
     
  10. srinu0812

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    I suggest you to put up a site and who knows, yours can be an authority site in your niche.
     
  11. JoeMongan

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    Just try to keep scaling up your method and if it is taking to much time or money to do it then invest the money you
    are making into a new idea or investment.

    -RK
     
  12. ThreadKiller

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    Well, how much do you need to live? Invest the rest.
     
  13. DarkCosmos

    DarkCosmos Registered Member

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    No reason to complain because many people are
    not even making that much money online and have been
    doing it longer than you.
     
  14. Hawkster

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    Not sure hes complaining buddy, hes just looking to earn more for his efforts, we all want more no matter what we earn.

     
  15. warhorse701

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    solo ad is a good option, P'M if you want more infor
     
  16. tony_d

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    Was $1,500 your initial target? I suggest that people usually actually get what they want... which is why you should decide early on what you want :) Don't shoot for $1,500, shoot for the real number.
     
  17. erichon

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    I did not have a real number. I just thought, as much as I get will be fine. I think I discovered now, that I left a lot of money by not knowing things properly.

    Could you please comment on the following, I am missing a part of information here:

    This week I played a bit with KDP Select, which I never did before in the last 3 years. I enrolled one of my 200 Books in KDP select and got downloads of about 230 in three days.

    Does this mean Amazon is paying me 230 x 1,60$ which would be 368$ ? Or do I miss something here?

    If this is true I could easily upscale this method by planning the 200 books accordingly, that every day I have about 10 books on KDP select (which could work because 5 days per 90 days promotion are allowed), so I could time that accordingly.

    Or is this wrong? Can I have more books simultanously in KDP select?

    Thx for your help
    Eric
     
  18. DaveMasters

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    interesting, this is some very good info.