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Notes from a marketer doing $50,000-$60,000/M with AdSense/CJ/and CPA.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by wasted, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. wasted

    wasted Jr. Executive VIP

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    Hey Guys,

    Today I sat for four hours with a marketer doing some one on one wordpress consulting. She just moved her sites from static HTML to Wordpress and is quite flustered in the move with confusion and needs direction.

    Down to the meat.

    She wanted to know how to position her AdSense in her site, so she went into her AdSense account, and I saw that the next payment due was $42,000 I was quite shocked. I mean, I've done well with AdSense, but DAMN!!

    We then went into her CJ account and I saw another $10,000 payment due.

    I'd figure I share some notes from the meeting...

    Her site is a local tourism site. The niche is NYC tourism where she discusses broadway shows, sporting events, fashion events, etc, etc
    She has business from AdSense, CJ (hotel sales, ticket sales), CPA, and independent advertisers.


    1. The key to her business is the content.
    2. She has been doing this for 5 years and never gave up.
    3. She concentrates on her most viewed content and strives for 5-8% CTR changing layouts, etc
    4. Her bounce rates are 3-4%.... what??
    5. She builds a list with maps & guides, for example, free subway map to your inbox, free times square guide
    6. Uses list for ticket sales and uniques
    7. Get's 50,000-80,000 uniques monthly depending on the season.
    8. Does NOT Target specific keywords in her topic
    9. Knows what the "topic" pays, and builds separate AdSense channels for each type of topic which increases CPC.
    10. Content in uniquely organized... not unique content
    11. Loves what she is doing
    12. Loves her niche
     
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  2. MTUser2010

    MTUser2010 Junior Member

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    I can't help noticing that you listed "loves" in #11 and #12. Perhaps these are really #1 and #2? You can be technically competent and make money, but if you have a passion for it you could work on it 24 hours a day and never be bored. Loving something enables you to take it to the next level.
     
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  3. Sampler

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    That's intense. I'd be so scared switching a site
    from HTML to wordpress with earnings like that
    just out of pure fear that I'd do something wrong.

     
  4. BHopkins

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    I hear this a lot. Some people believe that you should love your niche and others don't. For me, it's just a job. If I wasn't making money, I wouldn't be writing and spending time on most topics online.
     
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  5. radiant13

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    You mean something like what happened to Andrew Fashion and his myspace thing?
     
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    50k-80k UV and $50k-60k revenus a month. Thats what I call milking the cow son.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that with us. If nothing else, it shows that buckets of money can indeed be made out there in the WWW. And probably done totally whitehat.
     
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  8. bubbaranks

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    50k for 50 million U.S Unique is pretty low conversion that’s just 1k per million unique especially with it being U.S traffic, she should have that for just the impressions alone, one of my sites between May and August last year had 1.5 million unique and I made over £2000 which is about $3500 I can show you the stats of Google analytics but sadly I no longer have that AdSense account.
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    For some reason i get higher conversion on my YouTube videos which are 70% revenue share. I’m getting over £4 for every 1000 monetized views. If I was her I would remove all other advertising off the site and stick with AdSense she could make 5 times as much as that with those figures. She clearly knows what she is doing but she has some guts to switch to wordpress if I was in her shoes I would have kept it the way it was.
     
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    Well, she does 40k with 50k-80k UV, so that's between $500-800 / k.

    @wanted: Nice share.
     
  10. Cindy

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    This thread gives lots of ideas, but, short of writing a blog about something you love for 5 years (not focusing on any keywords or doing any SEO) and hoping that it somehow will generate 50k-80k UV and make you $40K a month or whatever I don't see how this can be replicated. Especially if she's using dup content she must be ranking for lots of longtails, even then my guess is that she got some lucky traffic and links from local newspapers or other local sources who happen to like her site.
     
  11. 247hustle

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    impressive! it only shows that if your an expert in a field and you stick to it, you can earn a decent income.
    i better go off now for a extra mile!
    +rep for motivation.

    cheers!
     
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    Agree with you. When something start to make $1K-2K I starting to love it, when it goes >$3k I am in love with niche, when it comes ~$5 I am mad about that niche :)
     
  13. bubbaranks

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    Sorry guys i read it wrong i thought is was 50 million, now that is a good conversion, i get over 50k daily and i don't get anywhere near that amount of money, i am happy for her its good to know that you can make that much money with such a low amount of traffic.
     
  14. videz

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    content is king
    you need to be really passionate about your blog to be able to constantly add unique content to it. But this sure is motivational for people to persevere in building the blog in a niche that they really like it alot.
     
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    13. Marry her
     
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  16. Allermann

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    Wasted: Wow, nice insight.

    Can you elaborate on the "unique content"? She has lots of duplicate content? How does she rank on Google? Does she actively market her website, e.g. through Facebook, Twitter etc.?
     
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    What is her site? Gotta be well known.
     
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    What about the SEO ? Did she do only write article or do SEO of those ?
     
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