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[Journey] Blogging based on Income School (Project 24) Philosophy

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Big Ron, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. InstaBen

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    Interesting journey, hope it works out for you. Only problem with the project 24 is the needed to get feedback about how you are doing. A person could be doing the wrong thing for 6 months and not know until they don't rank. But it seems like you're on the right track.
     
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    The project 24 target US$ 30 per 1000 views... I know I'll never get that much in my country, maybe start a niche site for US market someday ....
     
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    Wow man, everything is explained so well here. Definitely following
     
  4. Big Ron

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    Hello,

    I’m currently driving so I’ll be brief. They're $10 per 1000 views is based on the elevated earnings from either AdTthrive or Ezoic ads. Us common folk who don’t get 100,000 page views per month on our niche site are stuck with AdSense. And you are correct the range on the sides is more around 3 to 5 dollars
     
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    I completely agree and fully intend to join their membership once I get some revenue started. But that is the catch 22 right? If I don’t make the income because I’ve gone down the wrong path that I won’t have the income to join their membership and find out what I did wrong. LOL.
     
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    By the way, how many words are each of your articles?
     
  7. Big Ron

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    1500 x 10,,2500 x 10, 3500 x 10
     
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    It's an excel file. You can read it w/Google Docs, Open Office/Libre Office, or Microsoft Office.
     
  9. Big Ron

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    I posted a screenshot of it
     
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    I have laid off social media marketing on the daily. It was bringing me around 250-300 page views each day. But the difficulty is coming up with new content every day. I have allowed the traffic to dwindle under the auspice that I was really only fooling myself with the inorganic traffic. I don't want a site that requires three hours every day of posting crap to social media sites just to get people to go look at my site. I am relying on the Income School theory that organic traffic will start to flow around the six-month mark. That should be around early October. Fingers crossed.

    Plus, the Adsense revenue of 250-300 pageviews a day is still ridiculously low in my opinion.

    So the past few days I've had under 100 pageviews on the first niche site. I have been focusing on my second niche site and have right around 10 response posts. I'll be moving to the second tier of posts soon: Staple posts.

    My contest is about over. I set it up to run the duration of the 3-month building cycle for niche #1. The Gleam.io membership cost me $49 / mo x 2 months and I really don't think it was worth the results. That's $100 expense in an attempt to build up a subscriber newsletter base. In the end, I'm only looking at about 40 subscribers. The software was super easy to use and looks very nice on the GUI side. My hopes were that someone would go ninja on this thing and share it all over social media. It just didn't happen. So, after July 14, I'm taking down the contest and canceling Gleam.io. You can see about half of the subscribers didn't sign up correctly and used a popup rather than the contest widget. So I had to manually enter them into the subscription base. Nobody has dropped since signing up. I put out an email every Monday cataloging what has happened in the past week and what is on the agenda for the upcoming week.

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  11. Big Ron

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    I'll post my adsense from today, which shows page views are down 40% (Last 7 days vs previous 7 days). My Impressions are down 63%. But my Page CTR is up 47%. So it almost seems like while I did lose page views, the people that still showed up clicked my ads more. I lost dead weight?

    Does anyone else care to chime in on what these statistics from Adsense tell you?

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    Sadly, I didn't see the screenshot until after I replied to the question. :(
     
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  13. Big Ron

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    I researched spinners yesterday on a whim. WordAI popped up a lot in conversations so I tried them out. I signed up for their trial service. Three days free but they collect all of our billing info upfront. I spun a few articles. There's a learning curve to figure out which of their many options you want to use when you spin. In the end, I pulled one article out of it and posted it.

    I set it to replace words. It does a very good job of this. I kept reading through the spin on my left screen and the original on my right screen. Sometimes the spin wouldn't make any sense. I'd have to read the original and decipher... then reword. Altogether, I took the #1 ranked competitor page for specific topics and spun it. I think it looks decent. I added my own pics and personal inuendos.

    Then I canceled my subscription today. At $59 / month, it's a little steep for me right now. I already wasted enough money on contests and such. Plus, I figured I could use this spinner for the full 3-day trial and download a bunch of articles....NOPE. As soon as I canceled, it said "You have canceled but your membership stays active until the end of your trial period." which is tomorrow. So I happily loaded up another article and hit SPIN.

    It failed and told me that my account had been canceled. If I wanted to continue using the service, I had to turn it back on. Well, that's not what it said when I canceled. Nevertheless, I walked away for now.

    In the future, I can see using WorkAI to help during creative slumps. It seems easier to me to rewrite an article than to come up with original articles sometimes.
     
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    I like SmallSEOTools "Article Rewriter". It's your fairly standard synonym replacer and, like you, I have the original up on my second screen to decipher. Actually got to the point where I was just going paragraph by paragraph and rephrasing them myself. Then I run it through Grammarly and SmallSEOTools Plagarism Checker. They claim to not store the texts you're searching on. Can't say the same about Copyscape (nothing about it that I've seen easily on their site), but they're a good second check. SmallSEOTools checks at the sentence level for exact matches, while Copyscape will let you know if parts of the sentences match. The sentences "Bob reads blackhatworld" and "Jane reads blackhatworld" would not match on the first tool, but would have a partial match on the second.

    Oh, forgot to mention that SmallSEOTools is free.
     
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  15. PaulSmithAUS

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    This is my site figures for you from last week as a comparison.

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    I am only at 20 articles on the first niche site. I am using Google auto ad placement and I don't think its great. I'll likely remove it and place ads specifically in spots that make sense. The Blog looks a mess with the auto ad placements.

    My CPC is much higher than yours as is my RPM. Considering the effort I put into this site (which isn't much) its paying for itself but I'm looking at getting up to that 30 articles in the next month or two.

    have you put a facebook pixel on your website yet ? Do this asap. Once you do this you get to know your target market. If you make a product or you can increase your RPM to $10+ then by having the facebook pixel you learn who to target with facebook paid ads and how much you should be spending on getting that traffic to make a profit. But first you need to get the data so start collecting it now.
     
  16. Big Ron

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    I manually place the ad code where I want it. I do no top banner but place several in the body of long posts. Then the obligatory footer. But I will check out the Pixel.
     
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    I just installed Pixel on my three niches. Do you have a source I can go watch to see how to use the data, once it starts coming in? I would love to get to an RPM of $10. Adsense ain't going to do it.
     
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    Very nice.

    I'm experimenting with a VARIANT of income school/project 24's system but because I scale up, I'd like to see how your journey shapes up. Keep up the good work, Ron.
     
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    I found something good on here a long time ago about it in regards to media buying but I can't find the thread now. Its all about being able to take what you learn about your website audience and what is profitable to sell to them and then targetting it with ads on facebook to get profitable traffic to your key pages on your website that turns into profit.
     
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    Let me know if you find it. Sounds good.