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Kacper's Journey to steady $5k a month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by kacperp94, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Hi BHW!

    I created this journey mainly to motivate myself to work harder.

    I am a 20yr old guy from Poland, currently studying in the US.

    I have been into IM for 2-3 years, but started thinking about it seriously one year ago.

    I make $300-700 a month doing CB, offering SEO and SMM services, and through adsense (several websites spread accorss different niches).

    Recently, I have been focusing mainly on one of my sites in a specific diet niche.
    Today's stats for this particular website:
    Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 5.23.28 PM.png
    Today, Adsense was turned off on this particular website, due to some issues with the plugin I have used before (Adsense Explosion).


    It wasn't a bad day though I got around $50 through selling some SMM services.

    Plan of action:

    Diet (Authority) Website

    - Adding new content on a daily basis to diet site. I found a great way to get unique and highly relevant content for free. I will maybe share the method some time later.

    - Getting bigger follower's base. Currently, there are around 800 followers on twitter, 500 fans on Facebook and about 20 fans on Pinterest

    - On site optimization

    - Building mailing list.

    MNS (Authority wannabe) website
    - I try to add at least 2 articles a week.

    - Bought some packages on BHW for around $200. And results can be seen below:
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    - It doesn't bring a lot of revenue though. Hopefully, with more content (currently there are around 20 articles) it will be able to rank better.


    Clickbank

    - I have to start working again on one of my sites. It brought around $150 in sales, but should way more. Maybe there is an issue with call to action. Site averages 40-50 unique hits a day. There is also a vid created for this product and it gets 15-20 UVs a day. It results in 4-6 hops a day, but the last sale was over 2 months ago. I have to start working harder on it.
    Screenshot of SERPs for the site:
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    - I promote another product with 4 youtube vids. It gets 3-4 hops a day, but conversion rate is way higher - around 2.5-3%. Those videos brought two sales ($25+ each) in June.
     
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  2. Rotudes

    Rotudes Newbie

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    Best luck to your journey!

    what was the issue with adsense explosion?

    tx
     
  3. Zenka

    Zenka Regular Member

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    I recommend trying Google Publisher Plugin for Adsense. It works flawlesly for me. It's an official plugin from google, it directly integrates with your Adsense account, very easy to set up.
     
  4. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Thanks.
    Sometimes ads were covering text. I pasted all the codes manually, but I faced the following issue: http://imgur.com/vZeHDu7
    It is strange, because I set my background to white.

    Thanks. Does it allow customization?
     
  5. WunNick

    WunNick Newbie

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    Good luck keep it up, yea the faster u start the faster your goals will come.
     
  6. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Day 2-4

    I added several articles to the websites.
    Got two new subscribers, and here comes my question:
    Which mail collecting app doesn't require confirming subscription?
    I think that confirmations land in SPAM and opt-ins are not processed as they supposed to be.

    I bought two e-books with resell rights and now I am offering them in return for opt-in.

    I tried to create a squeeze page with lead rocket plugin shared here, but I think that it is not compatible with a new WP version. Do you have any other free (or cracked) alternatives?
     
  7. TheUnborn

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    Best of luck OP,will be following your journey,maybe you can shared the "great way to get unique and highly relevant content for free " after reaching your goal.
     
  8. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Thank you. The idea is not that complicated, but if I meet my goal I will share it with BHW for sure.
     
  9. Slim.

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    I used to work within the diet niche myself and had some relatively good successes. I wish you all the best with your journey - Make sure you update us as you progress :)
     
  10. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Today I signed up for a free trial of Unbounce.
    I created a relatively nice landing page.
    Hopefully, I will get some opt ins :).

    Any recommendations on whether to collect a first name or not?

    btw hit me up if you want to exchange linkedin endorsements!
     
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  11. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Not much have happened since the last update.
    I managed to get several newsletter sign ups, added several articles and got over 1k UV visits in last 3 days. So far, all of the entries have been reshared at least 20 times. Got only one click on ad though :p. I guess that it might have been better.
    Unfortunately, I am not ranking in TOP300 for any of the keywords I am tracking (1500MS-800.000+MS).
    Is anybody aware of any good schema plugins and light social sharing plugins?

    On a bright side, I am approaching 1k followers on Twitter, and it is growing by 20-30 on a daily basis.

    btw hit me up if you want to exchange linkedin endorsements!
     
  12. prlinkssale

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    Good Luck For Your Journey And Waiting For Your Successful Target.
     
  13. madinina

    madinina Power Member Premium Member

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    how do you get 1k visits without ranking for any kw you're targeting ?

     
  14. Mindanao

    Mindanao BANNED BANNED

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    Good luck with your journey mate. I wish you luck.
     
  15. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Social media traffic.
    @Mindanao ^ @prlinkssale
    Thanks


    The most recent article has been re/pinned 25 times so far. It drove ? 8 visits.

    Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 10.12.57 AM.png

    It got me some pinterest fans. So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.
     
  16. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Not that much is going on.
    I passed $100 threshold on Adsense, so hopefully I will get some extra $ pretty soon.

    Another e-book was created, I plan to monetize it by placing contextual links to Amazon and driving traffic to CB product through watermarks.

    The main problem for now is driving traffic. I might try promoting it on some social media sites or using PPC. We will see.

    If some experienced SEO guy would spare a moment to look at one of my sites, I would be very grateful!
     
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    Good Luck To Your Journey :)
     
  18. timeleaper

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    Awesome work. Pretty young too to be having so much success.
    Please keep it going and share updates if possible. Thanks
     
  19. motzart

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    Good luck man.

    Seems like you've actually got an action plan.

    Sticking to your plan is half the battle, just don't waste time.
     
  20. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Guys, thanks for the kind words.

    Below you can find how my twitter followers' base is growing.
    I have 2 accounts. One is a diet niche, the other one is in a niche of a site I am going to start soon.
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    Last days were shitty - I earned money only through reselling.
    Unless you count $0.15 (2 clicks) from adsense?
    The average CPC was supposed to be around $5.00, not $0.075.

    But it is alright, I started getting a steady number of visits per day on that site (20-30UVs). It should grow soon, at least I hope that it will.

    I might think about introducing names for the projects I am involved in, so there will be no confusion.

    Missioner was also kind enought to provide me with 25% discounted copy for his new service
    I ordered 5 posts directing to a single page targetting a low-med competition keyword (27k searches a month, shitty CPC, but it shold drive some e-mail opt ins). Right now, it is not even in TOP300, but hopefully it will change once the links are made.


    I am looking for a nice e-mail collection plugin, any recommendations?

    If some experienced SEO guy would spare a moment to comment on one of my sites, I would be very grateful!