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My Climb from $0.59 to $20,000 in 6 months !

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  1. somedevil

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have been reading 'Think and Grow Rich' for the past few days and while i went through it and gave up many times in the past this time i am adamant to stick with it,Read it three times through and banish this poverty and bring along abundance in my life.


    And i thought, What better to start a daily journal documenting my road to riches here. So here we are, I have an authority website which gets about 75K views a month with almost double the pageviews. A very loyal fan following that visit my site regularly and follow my social accounts. I'm considered perhaps an up-coming internet authority on the subject. Sounds all rosy right ? Till you read my adsense stats for last week


    25,095 Pageviews, 38 Clicks, $4.88 Estimated Earnings. I have read and tried various ad positions. Tried Banner/Text ads. Tried ads in the middle of the post, text only, vertical horizontal etc etc etc.. and after a year of this i give up. I need another revenue stream. So i am currently sending off applications to CPA networks.

    Today's Earnings: $0.59

    In keeping up with the theme of the book My goal is to have ?20,000 in my savings account By 1st of January 2014.
    First Call of Action: Deciding an alternate mode of revenue. Choice: CPA or Clickbank banners..

    Thank you for reading :) Now Off to do some quality manual commenting and making a new youtube video :)
    Ciao ..
     
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    The key to Success are REALISTIC GOALS!
     
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  3. Volation

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    nice thread bro. i wish well for your earnings.
     
  4. TedNugent

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    Wow that is quiet the high goal. best of luck buddy :D ill be following this one for sure.
     
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    I don't think your goal is really attainable .. especially with what you want to do.

    If Adsense is paying that low, it means it has a tough time finding advertisers to match your audience. The CTR is ridiculously low.

    Now, if Adsense can't find the right combo for your site, I think CPA & CB banners will fail even harder. Think about it, Google uses and has access to your visitor location, browsing history, etc .. and serves the ads with the highest chances of getting clicks..

    The best way to make more money than Adsense is:

    1) Have private advertisers pay for your traffic -- you either hunt them down or they find you (if they found you, you are able to charge more premium CPMs.. but hey, that hasn't happened yet, not did it?)

    2) Building a list and selling an expensive (or smth recurring) product that people want

    Now, in the direction you're heading, there's no way you're going to jump from cents to tens of thousands. Highly unrealistic..
     
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    Hope you will reach your goal
    Best of luck
     
  7. Getwhatchuwant

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    I often wonder how people get these ridiculous traffic numbers yet make no money. I have some personal sites with less than a hundred visits per day earning around $100+ monthly not much but still higher than a site doing 70k visits , my employer gets about 500-700 visits per day across 2 sites and we do between $10k-$20k per DAY, but it is our product so there is a little different but it is still 50+ conversions every day...

    What type of niche are you in? I guess finding the right product or building a list will be the only way to fix this.
     
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  8. BENNY8877

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    F*#k that!!
     
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    With 70K visits you should be making sooo much more than that!!! Research your niche thoroughly and have a look at the competition - how are they monetizing their traffic?

    I started out with adsense, but found out that I could make much more through clickbank, as you get an average of $25-35 per sale (most products are priced at $37-$47 and give 75% commission). Of course it depends on the niche, but if you can find a very relevant product to promote, you're golden.
     
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    Wow, $100k per month with 100 visits a day ............. ahhh I guess the k shouldn't be on the end of that figure :D
     
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    Good Luck with this Journey OP! I know you will succeed! :D
     
  12. erickishere

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    Is it a good book OP? I was thinking of getting that. I'm currently reading "The education of millionaires what you won't learn in college about how to be successful"
     
  13. Getwhatchuwant

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    correct, it was a mistake..lol!
     
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    Soon very soon, my own thread:
    My Climb from $0.09 to $99,000 in 6 days!!!
     
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    I'm so used to seeing bullshit on this forum you could have left the k on and you would have been fine :D
     
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    interesting... link me ;)
     
  17. somedevil

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    I think earning ?20,000 in 6 Months is quite realistic isn't it ? :)

    appreciate the Positive thoughts amigo :)

    Thank you for your support Mr.Nugent ! :)

    That's food for thought. Maybe there is something in what you are saying.. but for the life of me i can't figure out what my ads are so un-clickable. I have quality content all over the site a loyal following. It can't possibly be that ALL of my visitors are using adblock.

    As for private advertisers nobody asked me because... and it's a very foolish reason. In optimizing everything in my website i completely forgot to put any contact info anywhere. i Know Facepalm. What kind of money do you think i could get from an advertiser ? My traffic is mainly US, UK, Europe, Asia (in that order)

    It's sad that i have not build a list since i cant pay aweber $19. but i need to, given the way my traffic is increasing. I already have several 100 subscribers on feedburner. Must capitalize on that ! I appreciate you pointing this out to me :)

    Thank you much :)

    I didn't target anything. I just made a website about something i was passionate about. A niche sport :)

    Most of the competition run ads too. :)

    thank You Mr.Wizard :)

    I think it's a must read. there are no hidden secrets in it but great tools to change your mindset. when you read the book it does something to you, a great sense of positivity comes over you and you feel like taking some action, i highly recommend you go through it and do as he says ..

    Woah !! that would be so awesome bro :)
     
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    Hello Everyone,
    someone put a link to my blog on Re ddit, My URL hit the top10 and Bam.. If only i had a mailing list in place. This has happened to me twice and both the times i let the opportunity go.I am kicking myself for that.

    A little more about what i am doing. I did not do any targetted keyword research or attempt to make a site for adsense. It's merely a Fan Blog for a niche sport. for some reason a lot of people have taken a liking to it. Maybe quality content has something to do with it.
    I spent the whole of yesterday adding more valuable content and putting basic things like Contact Us and About Us right.

    Adsense continues to disappoint as my Earnings for Yesterday were a whooping $0.69 . I am thinking i"ll put some dating offers on my website. lt's a simple thing in my opinion, People like to click on pictures of hot girls. I will test it for a little bit and report back here. The only thing is that i don't want to offend any of my visitors with overtly 'hot' pictures. so still pondering over this.

    Second Task, Put a mailing list in place and start a newsletter with exclusive super quality content.

    thank you for reading this everyone :)

    ?When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.?
     
  19. jdstudio

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    It is doable. I set a similar goal myself. A tip for you. You may fail the first 5 months and result might eventually pay off in 6 th month. Most people give up in the first 1-2 months and never make it to the end.
     
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    better find some good wordpress theme to improve CTR..