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[Journey] Journey To Making The Best Lifestyle News Website & Earn £100 Per Day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by minustheartist, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. minustheartist

    minustheartist Registered Member

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    Hey all, I've been a member here for quite a few years now and have been reading and reading. I've also been in the entertainment industry for many years and I'm currently managing a network of sites that bring in heavy traffic, although I haven't done this on my own so the money is sparse.

    This time, I am going solo for this mission, and it's to make the best resource for lifestyle news and earn £100 per day doing it.

    I am not a guru with all the bots, PPD, porn sites and all that shiznip, I am just an old fashioned blogger that likes great looking content. So I am not doing anything fancy, as you'll see!

    This is the first website I have ever built on my own using a Wordpress template, adding plug-ins and a hero banner at the top so I am pretty chuffed with it.

    I started back in October, and fell off the wagon shortly after, so I hope this journey will push me further to make this the big one. And it would be great to hear your thoughts on what I am doing. Here is the lowdown:

    Process:

    Keeping it real simple.


    • Post 20-70 New Articles Per Day
    • Share On Twitter using the relevant Twitter Handle

    That's it!

    Costs so far:

    Website Design £0
    Hosting £14.97
    Set-up Fee £9.99
    Domain £10.99
    VAT £7.19
    Hosting Renewal £4.99
    VAT £1
    Total: £49.13
    Here are the current statistics for the site that I am keeping track of:

    December 2013 Stats:

    Alexa (Global) Alexa (UK) Facebook Twitter News Pieces
    October
    23/10/2013 670057 9593 3 5680 500
    November
    1/11/2013 445533 5836 3 5711 900
    December
    1/12/2013 262410 11722 3 5640 1134
    As you can see I already have a bunch of targeted followers on Twitter from an old account, so that has come in handy. I haven't done anything to the Facebook, just set it up, pimped the hero banner and added a nice description. I've also got a Facebook button on the page incase anyone wants to like it, at the moment though, I am not worrying with it as from what I can see, without paying a fortune and promoting your posts, you aint gonna get anywhere with Facebook.

    Also you'll notice that the Alexa in the UK dropped quite nicely at the start, but as I mentioned, I lost my mojo just after November.

    Google Analytics:

    As you can see the views are pretty pants at the moment, with most of my traffic coming from Twitter.

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    Earnings To Date (09 December 2013):

    Adverts:

    I just set up a GoViral video embed to circulate through the campaigns and earn a little extra, I set this up earlier today (around 3pm ish) so as you can see I've had pretty much nothing come in:

    Earnings Effective CPM Payment Per View Payable Views Total Views Impressions CTP PtE%
    0.27 EUR (approx 0.22 GBP) 2.2845 EUR (approx 1.932 GBP) 0.0265 EUR (approx 0.0224 GBP) 10 10 116 0.0862 0
    Paid Editorials For Different Ad Networks:

    Luckily I have my connections from working on the other networks so getting paid editorials was easy, even for a new site.

    October 2013
    18/10/2013 GoViral 50 Euro
    GoViral 50 Euro
    23/10/2013 GoViral 50 Euro
    27/10/2013 GoViral 50 Euro
    27/10/2013 Spreaditfast £30
    28/10/2013 GoViral 50 Euro
    28/10/2013 GoViral 50 Euro
    November 2013
    11/11/2013 GoViral 50 Euro
    18/11/2013 GoViral 50 Euro
    18/11/2013 GoViral 50 Euro
    19/11/2013 Unruly $100
    27/11/2013 Spreaditfast £30
    29/11/2013 Unruly $100
    December 2013
    1/12/2013 Goviral 50 Euro
    1/12/2013 Goviral 50 Euro
    Adsense:

    I haven't had this approved yet unfortunately, I am through to the second stage though! Just waiting for it to come through and start earning.

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    That's about it really!

    Let me know your thoughts, this took alot longer than I was expecting! I'll be updating as much as possible on my progress and I am planning to do a full stat update at the end of each month.

    Thanks for reading!
     
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  2. Beven

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    Nicely detailed thread I wish you the best of luck on your journey minus.

    Keep us posted!
     
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  3. erickishere

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    Good luck on your journey. Keep us updated!
     
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  4. minustheartist

    minustheartist Registered Member

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    Update:

    So, one month on and this is what has happened so far.

    As always December is a bad month as you've got extra family time and work in the 9-5, so I took quite a hit in December. I also went away for around 9 days and didn't touch a computer, which made things a little difficult, I attempted to prepare and schedule everything in but it just never happened.

    So anyway, I'll followed the same guide as the previous post to keep track.

    Process:


    • Post 20-70 New Articles Per Day
    • Share On Twitter using the relevant Twitter Handle
    • Follow & Unfollow Twitter Targetted Twitter Users (New Addition)


    Costs so far:

    Costs
    3rd October 2013
    Website Design £0
    Hosting £14.97
    Set-up Fee £9.99
    Domain £10.99
    VAT £7.19
    8th December 2013
    Hosting Renewal £4.99
    VAT £1
    10th January 2014
    Private IPs £3
    Total: £52.13
    This is the same as last month as I haven't paid for the hosting this month yet as when I posted last month I had only just renewed it. So outgoings haven't been massive. I have however just purchased a couple of Private IP addresses to play around with as I have never used them before.

    Stats:

    Alexa (Global) Alexa (UK) Facebook Twitter News Pieces
    January 199919 9791 3 5586 1364
    Monthly Difference +62491 +1931 3 -54 +230
    As you can see from the table, that the UK ranking has increased dramatically which is great, and this is my target audience too. I have however lost 54 followers, but that's nothing really to worry about for moment as I have just done a whole bunch of unfollowing.

    The post count is the more worrying thing, as my target has been between 20-70 per day, which I am clearly not hitting. Over the month, that is an average of around 7 posts per day, which is really bad. So this is what I definitely need to work on.

    Google Analytics:

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    So I messed up massively with this, I went for a redesign as I wanted to test some stuff out and completely lost Google Analytics from the site. It's all back in place now so next month should give me a better idea of what is going on.

    Earnings (December 2013):

    Advert Revenue:

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    This Network seems to being pretty well, so I'm going to keep at it for this one.

    I tried Google Ads but wasn't feeling the placements and rates, I got a much better rate of another ad network.

    So I tried another from the 3rd of January, this is it so far:

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    Not the biggest fan of these ads as they are quite intrusive, but it's a pretty good rate and they do look cooler that Google Ads. We'll see how this performs.

    So this is my journey so far, at the moment it's around £8/10 per day. So I'm building towards my target.

    Hope everyone had a great Xmas and New Year! See you next month!
     

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  5. pankajg

    pankajg Registered Member

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    Hi Mate,

    Thanx for the journey.

    Can you tell me whats the new ad network is? also, what network is that goviral ?

    Thanx