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My Journey to $40/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by hassekf, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. hassekf

    hassekf Newbie

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    Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posting, but have been an avid reader for quite some time.

    Now i want to share my experience in this new journey of mine.

    A background: I'm a Web Designer, Developer, Concept Artist, Game Designer and i have an Web Agency. I can do a lot of different stuff that I've studied and learned alone the last 10 years working in my own agency. Money related, I'm making a good amount on my agency, enough to pay all expenses, and provide a comfortable life to my wife and child. But my work as for now, don't provide me with passive income, most of my works and contracts are one timers, so my journey here is aimed to achieve a small passive income, enough to pay the rent at least, so i can worry a little bit less about it, and also have some fun trying to make money in different ways.


    What i'm doing right now:

    As for now, i have a few personal projects online, some websites with different niches, a few webapps and some mobile games.

    The first thing i want to try, is to make one of my websites achieve a good amount of visitors, and earn some with adsense. Later on, i will invest in ads within my mobile games and webapps and if the first website result in a success, will do the same for the others that i have in different niches.

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    About this website:

    - I have done almost no SEO so far. In this website, i offer free stuff that i make myself in my spare time, or that i ended up not using in my projects.
    - All hits that i'm having is due to some of posts i've made in forums of the niche talking about it and letting people know that i'm giving away some free stuff.
    - Reddit ended up being a good place to share the work, received some good amount of hits from there.
    - The website has a small social presence. Only facebook for now, but it's already directing a good amount of visitors when i share new freebies in groups of the site niche.
    - I have 1 ad in the home page, which doesn't have too much content as for now, and 2 ads in the inner pages with the second one just below the download button for the freebie.

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    Let's talk numbers! The website i'm focusing on right now, has the following numbers:

    Hits - average of 200/daily.
    Ad Hits - 25 last month. (where the daily hits were about 20 to 25)
    Earned so far: $15,00 (all period since now)


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    My Plan of Action:

    I'm not thinking about doing anything too aggressive at first. I will continue to produce my freebies at weekly basis, which have prove to result in a good amount of hits, while doing a good SEO for the whole website and freebies pages. I will do some research on keywords that better suits each freebie and it's sub-niche, and try to improve the website rank for them.

    I admit that i have little to no knowledge in rank building strategies and such, so any tips are really welcome.
    As the website is about something i really like, and i can make original content, i think i have some good resource here to achieve my goal of $40/day.
    The posts i have in the website, almost all content is just a few lines of text, image of the freebie and a download link, so it's really lacking content. I will start writing some articles, tutorials and videos to promote my work, while stuffing more words in the website.

    It has very little content, but i think it already have some good number of hits per day.

    That's it guys. Don't really know if it will be of interest to someone, but it will be a good experience for me, learning while trying to get to my goal and doing something that i'm really passionate about.

    Thank you!
     
  2. hassekf

    hassekf Newbie

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    So, it has been two days. I was taking care of some work related projects, so didn't quite had the time to work on this website.

    Nonetheless, the work i've done had a little return.


    Hits - 253/yesterday.
    Ad Hits - 2 yesterday.
    Earned: $1,14 (yesterday)
     
  3. eXampL

    eXampL Power Member

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    Good luck with your journey mate!
     
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  4. hassekf

    hassekf Newbie

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    UPDATE

    Just made a sale today of one of my own product. It's a downloadable one, so i have no expenses. I had a pretty good number of clicks on adsense, but strange enough, only made 38cents.
    At least is a pretty good result. In the meantime i was finishing a project of mine, so i didn't had the time to post more articles and freebies on the website. For one of the keywords i'm ranking for, i got on 8th position for the long tail keyword. It's something.

    Numbers

    Hits - 202/yesterday.
    Ad Hits - 7 yesterday (made only $0,38).
    Sales - 1 today ($19,99)
    Earned: $20,37
     
  5. Y M C M B

    Y M C M B Power Member

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    good luck with your journey op, keep us updated :D
     
  6. hassekf

    hassekf Newbie

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    Thank you my friend. Will surely do.
     
  7. LoneSoldier11

    LoneSoldier11 Newbie

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    Good luck on your journey man. What type of website are you running? How di you get adscence on it so quick?
     
  8. PROGSM

    PROGSM Registered Member

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    Yes, what type of website is that?
     
  9. hassekf

    hassekf Newbie

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    I have a Adsense account for a long time. I use in admob ads for my mobile apps and games and adsense for some of my websites.

    This website is on a specific niche where i create the content myself, offer some of the content as freebie to attract more views, and a few are paid.

    As for now, i have less than 20 articles/products on the website, lacking the time to put more content.
    i'm using wordpress with a custom theme, woocommerce to sell the products. Yoast plugin for SEO
     
  10. clevelandslim

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    Good luck on your journey friend, gain success with hard work and smart thinking, keep updating
     
  11. hassekf

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    UPDATE

    Got very low hits today, just a little more than 100. But that was expected as i did nothing to improve it in the past few days and put no content. Still have to do SEO on more products and put content for other long tail keywords that i have separated for this project.

    As i've already said about the sold product, it's not included here:

    Hits - 127/today.
    Ad Hits - 1 today (made only $0,15).
    Sales - 0
    Earned: $0,15 today
    TOTAL: $38,00 aprox.
     
  12. hassekf

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    Thanks for the feed back clevelandslim. Been trying to put more effort on it, but my daily job is really consuming my time. Will keep you guys posted.
     
  13. tehgyb

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    Good luck man, I'll be following this thread.
     
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  14. hassekf

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    No good update today. But i created a better page to display the products in the website and added a few new products. Still working the SEO of them and then will share on social media and reddit to see what's the feedback about them and which i will get more hits so i can focus on them more.