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My authority site journey to $1000 a day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by anaffiliatenerd, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. anaffiliatenerd

    anaffiliatenerd Newbie

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    So i've been playing around with internet marketing for the last 5 years. I currently own two niche sites that promote a couple of affiliate programs. These sites have been running for the last 5 years. Currently they make around $2k a month in affiliate commissions.

    My goal with this journey is convert these niche sites (which get around 20-100 visitors a day) into authority sites. I already know how to convert the traffic, I just need more of it.

    While I love where my sites are at, at the moment, I would really like to kick things up a gear. I live a fairly comfortable life but i'm very frugal each month. I would like to have enough cash for a nice car, apartment, travel etc etc.

    What I'm Going to Do:

    I'm going to continue building these sites. I want to post more content, build a mailing list and create a social media presence for them. I also do very little SEO - I just create killer content with kick arse copy - but I do think SEO will really boost things so I'm trying that too. As I'm also a good web developer, I might also look at building some other sites or apps to supplement my income. I'll see how it goes.

    Timeframe:

    I want to take my bae to paris later this year. So i've set myself a date by then to be generating enough income to easily afford business class tickets + 5 star hotel. treating the bae is huge motivation for me.

    If you've got questions, more than happy to share.
     
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  2. patomica

    patomica Regular Member

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    Good luck on your journey. Can you go through what kind of affiliate programs are you promoting.
     
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    anaffiliatenerd Newbie

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    I don't want to mention specifics at the moment - just so I don't get more competition ;) But I promote programs that have a $200+ CPA. I'm not interested in anything less. I promote products that have lots and lots of customers already. Sorry I can't be more specific at the moment.
     
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    Good luck with your journey!
    You should start working on the site's SEO ! If you're bringing in that much $$ with very little SEO you'll easily earn a lot more when your site is optimized.
    How many articles do you have on the sites ?
     
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    anaffiliatenerd Newbie

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    Both have around 100 artices on each. But the money making traffic comes in to just two to three pages which have a lot of content that is super targeted.

    And yes definitely going to begin some SEO.
     
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    Best of the Luck for Your Authority Journey. Keep Updating.

    Hope You Successful Journey...
     
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    Best of luck mate you are rocking.....
     
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  8. patomica

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    I see, no problem mate. Just update us with your journey :)
     
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    Good luck with your journey!
    Keep the threat updated.
     
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    Add CPM campaigns to your site, you will get to your goal faster
     
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    Good luck man, treat yo gurl to a baguette she'll never forget ;)
     
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    Your post inspired me to work on my site more. I work as freelance writer but I have also got a blog. However, I only get 2-5 visitors a day and I dont't work to improve it. Your post inspired me to work on my site.
    Now, my goal is to get at least 2000 traffic a day.
     
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    Wishing you the best of luck with the journey mate! Subbed
    Really hope you reach your goal! Keep us posted on your progress!!!
     
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    Best of luck on your journey! I am having great progress with my authority site, feel free to check out my journey as well. I'll be checking back here regularly.
     
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    That's awesome buddy, best of luck to you. I've been thinking of focusing my efforts on an authority site for a while. Stories like yours are definitely an inspiration ;)
     
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    Wow 20-100 visitors a day and you get around 2k a month? Thats some crazy figures right there. I have one site pulling 500 unique users a day it pulls in $10 - $50 a day peanuts man. Whatever your doing is working so yeah try some SEO good luck to you its a steep learning curve. Just try to not overkill it and get de indexed because that would be a real shame. You can rank these days by just doing common practice without backlinks. So them articles must be HQ and very informative to the end user.
     
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  18. anaffiliatenerd

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    Update:

    So I'm going to be posting a weekly update. As all my income is coming from affiliate commissions, and they can be sporadic there is no point in doing a daily update. When I'm earning more I'll switch to more regular updates.

    CPA Earnings this Week: $200
    Since Journey Began:$200

    This was a disappointing week for me. Traffic was around the same but I only made a single commission. I have however been working really hard on building another site which I'm going to be using more aggressive SEO tactics on. I don't want to do anything dodgy on my current sites, and risk losing the current commissions.
     
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    I really like your goal, and hope you can achieve it. $2k/month already is amazing, scale and build!
     
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    Update

    Another disappointing week in terms of commissions. My existing niche sites haven't been doing as well as the previous couple of months. I've been working hard to add a little more content to them. But it may just be a case of increased competition. So it's good that i'm expanding and now working on two more sites. This week I added a ton of quality content to those new sites. I don't expect these new sites to make any money for a few more weeks.

    CPA Earnings this week: $286
    Since journey began: $486