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[Method+Journey] How I earned $40 per month(1 site) and plan to scale to $1000 pm by year end

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  1. ksk71119

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    Hi Folks,

    This is my first journey in BHW.

    I have been a part of the forum since some years and have gained knowledge from informative posts by many members. I thank them for their contribution to the forum and sharing their knowledge.

    About Me (If you are not interested, scroll fast):

    I'm 25 and into IM since 7 years. I started with a freelancing career on Article writing. When I got a bunch of clients, I start outsourcing.

    As my client base increased, I used to hire more writers. 4 years back, me and my partners used to manage around 10,000+ articles per month.

    The income was quite good but I was always fascinated with passive income and liked to try new things.

    Soon, we started to gradually divert our focus from Article outsourcing to SEO. We learnt all about SEO of our own from every damn source, BHW being one of the best.

    Later, I moved on to learn SEO in detail and still updating my knowledge everyday. I have tried a lot of methods to earn money in IM and I found Affiliate marketing and CPA profitable for me. Currently, I have around 10 micro niche sites on Amazon Affiliate, some CPA websites and 2 content centric websites I am building for long term.

    Why I bored you with the above story?

    If you see, at every stage, I had a stable income wither from Freelancing or Article writing or client SEO. Even now, having a digital marketing agency fetches a stable income.

    That is what helped me to keep my hunger satisfied to try out new stuff, fail at them and still go further and invest again.

    I would not advise anyone to go rampant over a method just because someone else is successful at it.
    Also, don't waste your every last penny on trying everything in the world.

    Only try out things you are confident enough or have knowledge about.

    This is what you need to keep in mind especially because IM is kind of an addiction and every method would be very instigating (Atleast for me).

    Finally the Journey:

    Oh yes, we are finally here!

    My Goal:

    To reach $1000 per month with multiple sites through CPA. I am in the game hack niche and using Ogads to pick out offers.

    Current Progress:


    I wanted to start this thread since long but was swamped with work.

    As said earlier, I will be working with multiple websites to achieve this feat in the journey.

    I will be updating progress on each site as below:

    Site 1 (The method for me as it has ranked already):

    Site Age: 5 months

    Main Keyword: 1.6k searches

    Secondary keyword: 480 searches

    I started working with CPA because I could find this great keyword. There were new websites ranking in the top 10 along with some videos. I thought to give it a shot.

    If you find it difficult to find a keyword yourself, you can purchase from the marketplace too. I haven't tried any but have heard good reviews about keyword service of @Jared255 (The guy doesn't know me too, it's not a promotion but a genuine recommendation.)

    Domain:

    I picked an exact match domain with the main keyword. Yes, I don't completely believe Google or even the SEO gurus and their myths.

    I had been successful with a Amazon affiliate EMD recently before that. So, thought to test it out myself as I started with CPA.

    Content:

    There's a 2000 word article on the homepage. It's an article describing about the game in detail and including hack steps. I have included 5-6 long tail keywords in the content.

    Other than the home page, there are just 3 more pages(About Us, FAQ, Contact).

    The content is well written. Though it's a 2000 word piece, it is well divided into different sections and written in a point wise format.

    All the LSIs were naturally included in the article.

    On Page Optimization:

    Optimized the home page well with the main keyword, secondary keyword and LSIs. All basic stuff. Site speed was good as the hosting provider was good and the site was very light with just 4 pages.

    I interlinked from the contact page, privacy policy and the FAQ page to the home page with naked URL as anchor text.

    Design + Conversion optimization:

    To increase conversion, I had put 2-3 prominent CPA buttons designed well into the homepage. On the header, I put a game related image to increase user interest. You can try out different stuff. I am not that good with graphics but Canva is to my rescue.

    The site doesn't have any sidebars at all which can distract the user. I designed it on Wordpress CMS.

    Monetization:

    I signed up on OGADs and they approved me pretty soon. I didn't pick any offers individually but created content lockers for the game. If the user clicked on the button, they were shown 5 offers and to comply with any 1.

    Once they complete any offer, we get a commission. Usual stuff.

    If you are not aware, there are hardly any tricks or hacks available for any games and you can either give the user any generic hacks available(if available at all) regarding a specific game or give nothing.

    Yes, its blackhat obviously.

    Regarding the landing page, you can put a fake live chat or some video of the game to increase conversions. You can grab a landing page from ogads also or search on BHW itself.

    Link Building:

    With On page optimized, I broke into the Top 100.

    Slowly, I started building links probably after 1 month of registering the domain.

    The link velocity was low at first and I increased gradually. I built a diverse amount of links from all types like social bookmarks, directory submissions, blog comments, image sharing, video syndication etc..

    I preferred naked URL mostly and didn't go hard on the main keyword.

    I built diversity links until 2-3 weeks. My rankings were up into the 20s.

    I waited for few more days without building any links. I was somewhat busy with other projects and forgot about this site for a month. When I checked back, It fell around 90s.

    I built some more diversity links from other platforms and it was back to 30s.

    After around 1 week, I started drip feeding PBN links to the site with exact match anchors and LSIs.

    It started growing and broke the first page with 10-15 links drip fed across 25 days. I reached the 1st position on April 6th.

    There was some fluctuation later but it again came up. After that, I didn't do anything else till now and it fluctuates within 1-3 positions but not a headache for me!

    You can refer the below graph for reference(main keyword):

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    Site 2:

    This is a site I started around April when Site 1 reached the top position.

    It's in the same niche but I eyed big ;)

    It's a blog with hack of many games. I researched and picked out around 10-15 more keywords.

    I started a blog by writing 2000 word blog posts on each game.

    Design was same and I replicated everything I did for Site 1.

    What I did different from Site 1:

    Here, I had to focus on the URLs. I made them short like domain.com/main-keyword

    Even if the title was too big including the main keyword, I didn't put it into the URL.

    I built links to the URLs individually obviously as it wasn't related to each other. I drip fed social signals and some links to the home page too to make it look natural.

    Here are my current standings of keywords:

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    They have come up slowly and become stable at these positions after lot of fluctuations. Some are still fluctuating. I will need to focus more on the site.

    If you see, some keywords are on 1st page. They were on 2nd page last week and I just created a video and syndicated across 10 platforms and the next day, Boom! I will create a video for all the rest and syndicate in the coming week.

    Will update you on the results.

    Site 3, Site 4, Site 5:

    Yes, I am extremely greedy on scaling. I started 3 more sites like Site 1 but this time with more difficulty and high number of searches:

    Site 3: 27 k searches

    Site 4: 110k searches

    Site 5: 49k searches

    These are the ones I started earlier this month and the design+ content is done. I will start link building in the next few days once I complete On Page.

    Earnings from OGADs:

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    Not too much because it's around $30-40 per month(from Site 1 and rest from Site 2) but what the heck? It's on autopilot and I learnt a lot and gained confidence on CPA to scale.

    I think I will break $100 in July as its only been 15 days. I am happy its increasing though its slow.

    My Goal(Repeating again as it shouldn't be forgotten):

    I want to reach atleast $1000+ per month on autopilot with the sites by end of this year. I think it's very much possible to achieve provided I focus on them. :p I am not setting an unnatural goal.

    I know its possible if I rank atleast 1 of the site 3,4,5 bunch. :D

    Constructive comments would be appreciated.

    Cheers!
     
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    nice ... this has good potential . good luck
     
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    Looks good, Hope you reach your target by year end
    Good Luck !
     
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    Very nice op! Good luck to you. Keep us updated
     
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    Good luck with it Op
     
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    Always nice to see thought out processes and ideas, good luck with this.
     
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    Good luck buddy! I am doing something similar and it would be great for me to pick up some knowledge from this thread.
     
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    Thank you :)

    Will try my best.

    Cheers :)

    Thanks

    Yes, planning it further as and when I get some time. :)

    Sure buddy. Let me know for anything in particular. :)
     
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    Will follow this journey. Good luck mate
     
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    Good luck! seems like you got your real boost in SERPs when you started with PBNs. Did you use a BHW service or create your own network?
     
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    Good luck man i'm trying to do something similar.
     
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    Did i understand correctly that you are doing 1 game per site except for site #2?
     
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    i thought the stats were per day :D

    goodluck im trying to do the same!
     
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    That's what I'm doing! But you should try Cpabuild cause i tried ogads with game hack and all other niches but their conversation rate is too low! And cpabuild has a great tool for making HQ LP in less than 5 Minutes!
     
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    Thank you.

    Yes, I use my own network.

    There are a lot of decent BHW services. It depends on your budget. Also, PBNs are not the magic juice. They should be used tactfully. I prefer to diversify the anchors and link types first before sending in PBN links. It has worked out well for me.

    Let me have some takeaways if you can provide. :)

    Yes, right..

    Good to find people in the same niche. Would love your inputs. Yeah, my journey is to get those stats per day. I didn't hope to earn $1000 with a site focused on a 1.6k searches keyword.

    Will give CPAbuild a try. Seems good. Yes, conversion rate isn't too good with Ogads as the offers are limited with respect to some countries.
     
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    Best of luck OP :)
     
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    Goodluck with your journey..
    With site 3,4 & 5 probably you will reach your goal soonest..
    Are you doing the seo yourself or outsourcing it?
     
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    Great journey. I have a similar site but it provides mods and cheats for mobile games but my conversions are horrible. what types of games are you targetting. I mean PC games?. I would really love to have some advice and guidance from your post. Cheers.
     
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    not same niche but similar methods.

    btw how long till niche 1 reached rank 1? and it only contained 1 article?
     
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    This is interesting to follow. wish you good luck in your journey!