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Investing 300-500 in a new site (articles, graphics), AdSense monetization

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bpmik, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. bpmik

    bpmik Newbie

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    I have been saving money for a while in my job but its not easy. Lots of bills to pay. I don't just want to waste this money but I also don't have time to become a true expert in everything. I could build my own websites, research and write the articles, design a nice header, but I wonder are these worth outsourcing?

    Lets say I find a niche through keyword research, competition looks possible to beat.

    goal is 8-9 page website, 7000-10,000 words (spend up to 200-300 on premium writers, preferably less), some image and post formatting (50 dollars), a domain (10 bucks) and a custom header (50 dollars).

    In total spend about 300-500 dollars on site for a niche.

    lets say it ranks for a few keywords/phrases, the main one (EMD with a .org) for 1500 searches a month with a few other phrases at http://tel:500-1500 a month. You might get top 5-10 for the EMD and top 40 for non-EMD phrases. Adsense bids are suggested at 2.25 with "high" competition.

    Could you outsource sites like these all day long and make money with no major link building other then some article submission and strong internal linking, exact match domain and maybe a little manual social? How fast could you hit 50/month off advertising revenue from Adsense, then 100/month then 200?
     
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    Let me tell you one thing, if it were this easy all these threads about people not being able to make $5 a day wouldn't exist. In theory, it sounds like it will work, but in reality it's a lot more difficult. One thing you need to remember with this business model is that keyword research and exceptional, informative content is key - due to the fact that you're not allowing a budget for backlink building.

    It's perfectly easy to build a site like this, but I've found for every 10 sites, maybe 1-2 actually turn out to be the gold nugget you thought they all were. So to answer your question, it's a probable business model - but your keyword research and niche has to be spot on, and that takes time and skill to achieve. I'd possibly invest money into someone/something that can assist with keyword research if this is your business model, and save money in areas such as graphic design and formatting which you can do yourself.
     
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  4. SteveWaller

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    I can second this - you're not going to get a winner every time so if your budget is that low I'd be inclined to do everything yourself so that you can launch more than one site. Otherwise you are putting all your proverbial eggs in one basket and you'd be relying on a big slice of luck to get the results you're looking for.
     
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    Anyway, I am with OP: you must start from somewhere. Learning lessons and learning how to proper build a business model can only be done by trials and errors. I only would not invest too much in graphics and templating because it is probably only a cosmetic thing. If you build that site, don't forget to put up some Social Profiles (Facebook to start) to quickly add 'authority' on what you are doing. IMHO of course :)
     
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    If you have a doubt on whether do on not do some business this in the clear sign not to.
     
  7. motzart

    motzart Power Member

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    It's not that easy.

    Your plan is solid -- but sites will take months of work/promotion before you'll see a positive ROI.

    Tons of people have came up with a process to churn out lots of profitable sites (ex. adsense flippers) but it doesn't happen overnight.
     
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  8. healzer

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    If you haven't made any money yet from Online Marketing - then please do not spend any money on expensive SEO services. You need to understand for yourself how SEO works, otherwise you just buy what you do not need.
    Invest in a good website host and other on-site stuff - make sure your visitors are engaged/happy - because they will do the marketing for you in the end.
     
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  9. soulpawa

    soulpawa Registered Member

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    complete agree with healzer
     
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    any tipps on a solid seo strategy for a new page ?
     
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    learning how to use the search function on BHW :)
     
  12. raptor87

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    very useful insightful knowledge over here.
     
  13. crea8ivedesign

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    very nice sharing info