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[Journey] Amazon / Adsense sites to reach 50$ per day consistently. Focus = Content

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Steelhard, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Steelhard

    Steelhard Registered Member

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    So I've tried something similar before where I started a website and tried to get the ball rolling, unfortunately I managed to get over 3k pageviews per month not long after the site launched (less than 6 months) however I wasn't able to convert anyone to amazon products in the niche, even with private networks people just weren't converting because it was a widely available product.

    And as such, I just gave up on the website because it was a waste of time. The first mistake was marketing a widely available product on any nearby shop or supermarket, that and the fact that it wasn't expensive at all.


    This time I'm focusing on something I've already succeeded in.

    I'm currently selling my old website on flippa for 2K which has been earning me money since 2016, it was only earning between 30-100$ per month now but normal months were 100-200$ and even as high as 300-400$, one month having reached 1.8k $ back in 2016.

    WIth these 2k I'll put 500$ on the site to fund 2 or 3 new sites, however, I don't plan on starting all of them at the same time nor do I plan to waste my money, I'll be doing EVERYTHING myself by hand, including writing all the content.

    I've succeeded in making a website that has been earning me money since 2016 thus, I'll focus on the same niche but targetting different keywords, it's also something I moderately enjoy writing about so that will make things easier.


    Strategy I plan to follow:
    - Find 100-500 MS keywords regardless of being informational or buyers intention type of keywords, objective is to find keywords where forums are ranking #1 for, thus, easy to outrank, I want to gain authority and this is the way.
    - Content, content, content. I'll try my best to be on top of the game in terms of content quality & user intent even though I suck at that right now honestly.
    - Hit 50 articles for super low competition keywords then proceed making more sites and repeat the process.


    Once the site starts gaining traction I can start aiming for better keywords.


    Informational Articles = adsense monetization, buyers intent = Amazon.
     
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  2. youtube1001

    youtube1001 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    Seems like you have a good strategy to do this. All the best in your endeavor.

    Any reason why you do not stick to the current earning site and improve upon that?

    Thanks,
     
  3. se900se

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    Good luck op!
     
  4. Steelhard

    Steelhard Registered Member

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    Thanks for asking! I've considered this but im not sure how well that would work for a few simple reasons:

    1- the site was earning a lot more than it is now and traffic decreased aswell, I havent touched the site in a long time but posts that have ranked #1 for 1-2 years have started to fall down HARD even to the point of dissapearing from 1st page. I suspect it might be some sort of light penalty since some still rank. (Have received offers of 4-5k previously)

    2- I want to target some more slightly different niches that wouldnt fit that site despite being relatively similar.

    3- I've had the site for a long time and I've tried multiple times to increase the earnings sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt so I just want to start everything from 0 and do things right from the very start
     
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    Sounds like we are on a similar journey friend,

    I am 12-13 articles at a month in. Need a lot more lol. I will be following along.

    Is your other site still yours or already sold? If you have not touched it in years it could be worth building a few new pages or refreshing the content on the old one. That being said if you have a buyer I can respect wanting to start over clean.

    Goodluck!
     
  6. Steelhard

    Steelhard Registered Member

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    Yea for these journeys your keyword research needs to be on point and you need to write A LOT, unless you want to spend money on it.

    And its mostly sold yea, I wanted to start with an absolutely clean sheet, I've been relying on that site far too much and have tried to improve and fix things far too many times, so it's just bothersome. I might actually have ranked easier and faster with all these low competition keywords but even so, I prefer to start from 0
     
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  7. Steelhard

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    It's official, old site has been sold for 2k ~1.7k after success fees from flippa.

    I have yet to receive the payment though, they say it can take up to 3 days due to it being an international transfer. I have yet to purchase a domain or write anything, I am mostly searching for keywords.


    Currently have found 24 keywords where forums threads rank #1 (thus easy to surpass them) and get a minimum of 100 monthly searches (some get close to 1k). A large portion of them are purely informational which will be monetized in the long run with adsense, however, their real purpose isn't the 50 or 100$ extra bucks ill get at the end of the month, the purpose is to get them all to rank #1 thus building trust with google and it'll help me rank harder keywords with a lot more traffic. For the other keywords that are buyer intent focused, they are products ranging from 200 to 500 so they can be very profitable even if each gets me only 1 sale a month that's still easy money, and again, main purpose is easy ranking to get more trust with google.


    Right now I'm still wondering how I'll do things regarding domain. I wont be able to buy many good quality links thus that will be an issue, I could try and find an expired relatively related domain with good links or just go with a brandable brand new domain. I would prefer the expired domain but I do not have access to ahrefs unfortunately thus it's extremely difficult to find good expired domains.

    Not sure if there's a lot of people reading this thread yet but any suggestions or tips regarding expired domains would be great!
     
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    Nice journey you have started there mate. Main problem with starting a site on a brand new domain is getting stuck in Google sandbox for the first few months.

    I think a quality niche relevant expired domain with decent metrics could rank you faster and give your site some authority too. They are a bit costly however. You can find many expired domain sellers in bhw marketplace. I always see @Nargil recommended by fellow blackhatters as the go-to-guy for quality expired domains. Good luck :)
     
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    Dang man, looks like you and I have a very similar plan. Wish you all the best, I'll be watching this thread!

    1. What program are you using for finding keywords?

    2. Do you plan on doing any kind of backlink work?
     
  10. Steelhard

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    Yea I searched his thread before but the issue is that his normal expired domains arent either relevant to the niche or not strong enough for me to bother buying them over a very relevant and brandable new domain. Premium domains would be perfect but way too expensive for me to afford them right now.

    I know sandbox will be an hassle for 2 to 3 months but I dont plan on making a lot of money in the first 6-8 months either way.
     
  11. Steelhard

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    1- manual but ahrefs is best if I had it Id find hundreds of gold keywords in an hour like I used to do when ahrefs had free accounts back in the day.

    2- Im not sure yet, Im not looking to spend a lot of money so ill have to see. Suggestions are appreciated
     
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    How to find such forums that are ranking on page 1?
     
  13. LeapOfFaith

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    Since you don't have the budget for a premium expired domain it's probably best to go with a brand new one. Just double check the domain's history anyway before registering anyway to see if its clean. Good luck on your journey :)
     
  14. Steelhard

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    You need ahrefs usually, I managed to find it using another which is hard as hell to explain but it doesn't really work well unfortunately. Ahrefs is the best options.


    Thanks man, yea I ended up going with a brand new domain :)



    Update #1

    - Bought domain (Don't particularly like the name but it's related to the niche and relatively easy to say and remember, good enough).
    - Setup hosting
    - Setup SSL for HTTPS
    - Setup like 12 plugins for loading speed, SEO, Security
    - Setup SCHEMA theme
    - Setup About Us, Contact Us, Privacy Policy pages
    - Setup Yoast SEO



    It actually took so damn long to do this, holy hell had I forgotten how long these things took just to get the site going, at least I now know everything will be gucci since the very start, will avoid a lot of worries in the future.
    Plans for the next few days will be:
    - Write 1 or 2 Articles a day.
    - Make Schema theme actually look good, I don't think it particularly stands out so although it's super fast I need to make it actually look good. Suggestions would be nice.



    Maybe I'll also try finding more keywords, currently only have keywords for 20-23 articles which isn't a lot, unfortunately it's hard for me to find more without ahrefs.
     
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    I meant to ask, what do you enter in ahref to check if forums ranking on page 1. Do you enter any forum name or anything else?
     
  16. Steelhard

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    Forum URL then Check Keywords, I usually look for keywords where they're ranking #1 and between 100-1000 monthly searches it usually means they're #1 with a forum thread, then once I gain some authority in my domain I start targetting harder keywords
     
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    Good luck OP, could you please tell me which plugins did you install?
     
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    Good idea about the forums. It's a method I'm going to use myself for my Amazon related stuff :)
     
  19. Steelhard

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    It works really well, on previous projects I've gotten thousands of visitors per month from forum posts alone that managed to make me 10-20$ a day before I even started ranking in Google.

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  20. Steelhard

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    Finished the first post.... took me a total of 4 hours to research get images and write the article, easily the best looking article Ive ever written. I did notice an issue though.

    I wrote 2k words for a keyword that doesnt even get 1k MS... I really over did things so I decided to target a secondary keyword which is also related to that one in the same post, considering how good the article is Im sure it will have a good time ranking.

    Focus will be to pump out a few more articles then take a small break, register to forums, start writing and building up the post count so that i dont get banned when I start doing a slick advertisement of the articles.