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seocrab's AdSense journey to $500/month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by seocrab, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    I've had a couple of successful journey threads about ranking sites:

    - whitehat ranking a new site on Page 1 in 14 days:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...gle-page-1-fresh-site-14-days-100-budget.html

    - ranking a site with PURE backlink spam:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...khat-spam-thon-ranking-scraped-site-spam.html

    This time, I want to focus on making cold, hard cash by ranking sites and monetising with AdSense.

    Why AdSense?

    a) it's lucrative (there are lots of advertisers, more added each day).
    b) it's good for long-term income (once site is established, the money pours in without much effort)
    c) good re-sale value (sites with nice income records can be flipped for $$$s)

    Why $500/month?

    a) decent amount of extra income for most people
    b) achievable by working just a few extra hours a week

    I'm going to go through every stage, from building sites to getting an AdSense account, so it'll be newbie-friendly.

    Here is the plan:

    STEP 1: Keyword Research, finding a lucrative AdSense niche
    STEP 2: Domain Research, buying an SEO-ready domain for fast ranking
    STEP 3: Site Building, creating and customising a Wordpress theme, optimising for AdSense
    STEP 4: Content Creation, adding optimised content for keyword ranking
    STEP 5: Link Building, getting sites ranked for keywords
    STEP 6: Adding AdSense, applying for AdSense, adding code to sites
    STEP 7: Income Tracking, optimising for CTR, geo-targetting

    STEP 8: Rinse and repeat - keep starting again with new sites/keywords to build the portfolio

    Resources:

    - some cash, will try to keep spending on each site below $100 depending on keyword difficulty
    - software (Scrapebox, nohandsseo). Will consider getting more software if necessary
    - proxies and a VPS (for running software, creating accounts etc)
    - good knowledge of SEO, wordpress design and content writing

    That's about it to start with...so here we go:

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  2. tzbt827

    tzbt827 Regular Member

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    Good luck man, i'm doing a similar journey myself! :)
     
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  3. spartan1404

    spartan1404 Regular Member

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    Any advice for newbies..?
     
  4. Krypt

    Krypt Regular Member

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    Your spam case study was very interesting and i will be following this journey too, interested in how you will rank your site :)
    Good luck
     
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  5. emzed

    emzed Junior Member

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    Good luck seocrab!
    $500 more are always a good thing :)
     
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  6. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    Will be following the thread, I hope you'll be posting tips in your way to your goal. Good luck with the journey!
     
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  7. GreenBird

    GreenBird Junior Member

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    good luck!
    well adsense journeys are the best :p
     
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  8. lelou00

    lelou00 Regular Member

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    Your previous journey are awesome. I think this one will be a huge success for you. Subscribed and good luck OP!
     
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  9. TraucoX

    TraucoX Registered Member

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    All the best for you. I really enjoy your jorneys.


    Subscribed.
     
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  10. calltyrone

    calltyrone Junior Member

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    Yay can't wait for this, hopefully this can motivate me to FINALLY start this IM journey!! I wish you nothing but luck seocrab your a legend in my eyes.
     
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  11. ardley216

    ardley216 Elite Member

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    Awesome another SEOCrab thread! :) I know this will be good quality and will be followed through. Subscribed and will read everyday :)

    and if you need a hand with the keyword research give me a PM, and by a hand I mean help not selling ya anything!
     
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  12. IceHD

    IceHD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Subscribed, will keep both eyes here very day.
    Good luck with your journey !!
     
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  13. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    Haha, thanks, genuine help is hard to find on here sometimes!
     
  14. A Rock

    A Rock Newbie

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    With the history you have its easy to think you will succeed. Good luck on the journey, I learned a decent amount from your other journeys.
     
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  15. foitoi

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    Nice. Gonna read your threads since I have in mind to do some project like this. Give us some cool tips on the way. :) Good luck!
     
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    DShoe94 Newbie

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    Best of Luck
    Journey's Like this Keeps on motivating us to work even Hard.

    Subscribed will surely get to learn many things
     
  18. prab1996

    prab1996 Elite Member

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    good luck.
    i hope you will also make a different vip thread.

    -=-
     
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  19. jimbobo2779

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    Best of luck to you buddy. After reading through the black hat spamathon journey you posted I am looking forward to this one.

    There is always something to be learned from an seocrab journey thread, at least you know it is going to be followed through with.
     
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    Hey,

    Best of luck!
    $500/month is not a lot. You can 100% archieve this goal :)

    Luck