My Journey to $50 with a Quiz Site

Update

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Its Q4 so lets get this show on the road. The goal is simple: generate as much profit as possible in 2 and a half months.

First, a bit of context on where I am at the moment:


September

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Ad revenue: $338.96

October so far (1st-16th)

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Ad revenue: $250

Q4 Plans

I did take a bit of time off working on quizzes but I'm back once again. Its a broken record at this point but I've got an idea of what I want to accomplish for the end of this year.

Reddit

I've never had amazing success with Reddit but it's time to change that. I have accounts that I made with datacentre proxies and temp emails (I realise this is a recipe for a disaster), however, I will try and find a well-priced Reddit upvote service.

I don't know the quality of the upvotes but I am concerned about getting my domain banned so I am thinking I'll buy a domain and set up a simple cloaker or landing page.


Facebook

I've always posted to Facebook from a single account. A week or two ago I bought a year old Facebook account that has activity and comes with cookies and a proxy. I've logged into the account via a new Firefox profile and it seems to be fine so far. I'm taking it slow in order to avoid a ban so I've let the account sit mostly.

I have a Notion database setup with all the groups I'm in and a python script to schedule groups on a calendar and generate the post content.


Content

If I'm going all in on socials then I'll need content. SEO isn't much of an option in a couple months and the biggest bottleneck for getting quizzes out is the SEO introduction I have to write + keyword research. Not to mention that the quizzes that are popular on socials are not the ones you want to try and rank for. I've found that its hard to mix SEO and large scale social sharing, therefore, I'm going to just focus on getting content out for sharing. I've written a python script that aids in creating quizzes from a source I have and generates a JSON file that I can import to WP Quiz pro. I also plan to automate a few more things.


Ad Setup

I have a very basic ad setup. 3 ads per page. 1 above and below the answers and then a sticky footer ad. My interstitial get piss poor CPM; around $2. Maybe this is due to my implementation but I'm not sure what it could be as they trigger fine.

I have some things I want to change such as getting a proper desktop setup as I just use mobile units and the same placements across all devices. I'm also going to setup the interstitial to only trigger later on in the quiz. I'll get less impressions but a better user experience and frankly it doesn't count much towards overall revenue.

I did have an idea to dynamically generate ad units with their names corresponding to traffic sources via utm. Sadly, the ad network said this isn't possible so I'm going to request a shit load of ads from my ad network and use different units for different traffic sources automatically as basically a DIY utm revenue tracker. I'll also use different units for different content to test the difference niche makes on CPM. Time to see how many units they'll allow me to have.

Lets crush Q4 ;)
James
 
Hey, @Jammy0308

Currently, I'm using quize plugin and now I'm thinking of switching to wp quiz pro. I had a few questions about wp quiz pro which I hope you could answer them

1. When I was checking the demo for the page reload option, I saw that it only refreshed the question part while all other section was static. So, does it really refresh the page to load new ads?
2. Do we have the option to show answers on the next page just like how we have on Quize?
3. Is there any option to place ads in between quiz images and options? If not then did you use another plugin to place ads above and below the quiz?

Thanks!
 
1. When I was checking the demo for the page reload option, I saw that it only refreshed the question part while all other section was static. So, does it really refresh the page to load new ads?
2. Do we have the option to show answers on the next page just like how we have on Quize?
3. Is there any option to place ads in between quiz images and options? If not then did you use another plugin to place ads above and below the quiz?
1. There is atleast the option to refresh the whole page, however, unlike quize it displays the entire quiz html on each page and just hides everything but the question you are on with JavaScript.
2. No
3a. No, this goes back to the fact it shows the entire quiz html on each page. It makes it impossible to show ads in the middle of a question unless you make some big modifications.
3b. I assume a plugin can do this for you but I added the ad units directly into the plugin code.
 
1. There is atleast the option to refresh the whole page, however, unlike quize it displays the entire quiz html on each page and just hides everything but the question you are on with JavaScript.
2. No
3a. No, this goes back to the fact it shows the entire quiz html on each page. It makes it impossible to show ads in the middle of a question unless you make some big modifications.
3b. I assume a plugin can do this for you but I added the ad units directly into the plugin code.
Okay, Thanks @Jammy0308 ! I have bought WP Quiz Pro. Now, I'm confused if it's really necessary to link Mythemeshop to my website
 
I'm only saying that when i got blacklisted, i couldn't even save my link in bio. So if you try to remove your link from bio and then get it back, i think IG will not allow you do this. Anyway i've been in such situation, get unblocked by a guy from fiverr.

P.S: How have you contact them? Do you have chat with support somehow?If you talking about ther feedback form, it doesn't help me. I've sent dozen feedbacks and nothing. 2 weeks nothing
hey bro the chat button is not available in India and my domain is also blocked i am trying to find a way to unblock it. If you can share the fiver thread it would be great as i tried finding but nothing is there on fiverr.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Update

Last update was near the start of November so here's how the last couple months went.

October
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Earnings: $513

November
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Earnings: $1158

Obviously its Q4 so rates are much higher, who knows what they will drop to in the new year. Right now I'm spending time on coding my own quiz plugin as I'm fed up with the current options and want to add some of my own features. I'm making good progress on it. I don't really have many plans for the site; I'll see what the rates are in the new year. I might start a new project while working on the plugin.

Hope the past few months have gone well for you all,
James
 
Congrats! Are you still with hooligan media? what is your ad setup again? With your traffic I would have made only 40% of your income
 
Update

Last update was near the start of November so here's how the last couple months went.

October
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Earnings: $513

November
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Earnings: $1158

Obviously its Q4 so rates are much higher, who knows what they will drop to in the new year. Right now I'm spending time on coding my own quiz plugin as I'm fed up with the current options and want to add some of my own features. I'm making good progress on it. I don't really have many plans for the site; I'll see what the rates are in the new year. I might start a new project while working on the plugin.

Hope the past few months have gone well for you all,
James
Love you journey, dude!
Where do you get traffic right?
 
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