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Starting to make money, hope it helps others

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 67731, May 5, 2012.

  1. 67731

    67731 Regular Member

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    First let me say I am sorry if my typing is bad, I am on my phone and in bed on pain pills. :)

    About 6 months ago I started a diet site, and here are the things this site has.. take note as I think this stuff matters!

    Site/page: about 90 and still adding

    News/post : about 60 and still adding

    Forum : I make fake accounts and post questions every so often

    Twitter page : update 4 to 6 times a week ( most auto update from Facebook)

    FB fanpage. : update about 4 times a week

    YouTube : 5 videos

    Other profile pages : Google plus, freewebs, pin, MySpace and so on

    As you see, I did a lot of work and an not done. :)

    I am still working on ranking a few keywords, after while working on them I am starting to look at other ways to make money off my site.

    I have to think of it like this, every person that comes to my site can be sold, I just have to learn what they will buy.

    Lesson? I have been trying IM for about a year, this is the first site I have keep up with and made my project.

    I did not touch my site for 2 months and it still made money, thanks to my hard work. :)

    No matter what people tell you, you can not just build a site and hope it makes money.

    How much money does the site make? I am getting about 90 to 150 dollars a week.

    I know it can be better and am working on keywords that will help. But 90 a week is great!

    That is my car payment or taking my girl out or just getting a new toy.

    You should aim BIG but enjoy the small success just as much!

    What I am sure some will want to know, how is it I make money?
    I use an affiliate program for the product my site is about.

    And people could not pay me to have ads in my site.

    What traffic do I target?

    Keywords I know are buyers : "buy (product) online " "where to get (product) "

    And just keywords that keep people coming, so I just offer good info

    So you know, I am not a sales person, I'm not that great it IM yet, I have 30 other domains that have not made much before ....

    But I understand SEO and can build a site.

    But the fact is, it only takes one thing to make it all work ...

    Stick to it.

    Hope this helps someone see it can be done and more so gets a few people that gave up on a site to rethink how fast they gave up.


    One more thing I just though you may want to know, my site does not get a tone of people a day...yet....

    I get about 400 people a day. It maters more about the people coming to your site and less about the number of people.


    :)



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  2. bigg_capp

    bigg_capp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This my friend is what BHW is all about. Solid realistic advice.
    I hope newbies read this, it's basic but I think most people overlook the basics.

    Honestly if you do exactly what you are describing and stick with it most of the time it will result in making money.

    If you choose the SEO route with a website to make money you have to do the work for months before you see a few dollars; and people don't understand that...sometimes you pick the wrong niche etc, and have to start again, sometimes you nail it. The key is not giving up.

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  3. 67731

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    The way I looked at this site and I will look at my next site is, this needs to be a business site.

    1: have real profiles site up
    2: give info, just to help people
    3: don't do ads, while they make money sales make more (my ads are for my product only)
    4: build as a business would! Get a slogan, make a logo and be about a product
    5: give support, while talking on comments and the forum don't make the sale, it does add power to your site
    6: design matters, but only only if people can find info with out spending an hour looking

    Due to the last Google update, I lost a few keywords but gained a few and still made sales. :) this tells me a good site and good info will work.

    Also, I tried something simple that has helped.

    I started a questions part on the site. I take a simple question and answer it in a post.

    I only right 200 to 300 most if the time, that takes me 30 mins or so.... Longer if I am lazy. :)

    But that stuff ranks, and in turn makes your site have more power.




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  4. Alexx11

    Alexx11 Junior Member

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    I know that everybody says the "all eggs in the same basket" thing, but I think it is better to have several sites running at the same time. Sure it will cost you more money, that's why I said if possible, but that will increase your chances to succeed, instead of putting all your efforts to rank one site to realize later that you chose the wrong niche.
     
  5. 67731

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    I don't think you could be more rite, in time I will start another site aiming for another product.

    At that time I will build much the same way I have this one, along with what I have learned.

    Then do it again and again, I am setting a goal of $500 a month for the site.



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  6. cojocariuadrian

    cojocariuadrian Newbie

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    This post was really inspirational for me. Easy to implement. I know it sounds like hard work but... is 60 posts, 5 videos, and a couple of Social Media accounts really that hard work to get $100+ per week ? Nope. Good job
     
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    in like this business model