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Turning An Investment Into Profit [Journal]

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MoreMoneyMoreProblem, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

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    Alright so I decided to jump back into some online ventures after working on offline ventures for about 6 months and deciding that the line of business I was working in would eventually get me arrested and in prison eventually... so I have decided to build a website based on a niche to turn a small investment ($20) into profits in the long run...

    So far these are the following investments I have put forth...

    $7.49 - GoDaddy domain name (1 year)
    $12.** - Host Gator Baby Hosting Plan (1 month)

    The goal is to have a site that pays for hosting by profit earned along with some extra side cash in my pocket every month.

    So far I have already built the site using WordPress and customized the theme so that it fits the niche that I am aiming to take over in the next month or two... so far I have published 4 different articles aiming at 4 different keywords that are easy to rank for with very few back links but have PPC of $1.50 - 8.00.

    Tonight I will be working on articles for the site... I plan to write about 21 small articles (200-400 words) in the next day or two and schedule them to be posted once every 2 days so for the next month or so my site will be covered with unique content and I can focus on bringing traffic to the site.

    With the 4 posts I already have created I have been answering questions on Yahoo Answers with my domain as the source... have been aiming all traffic to the main link but haven't started sending traffic to the sub pages on the 4 different keywords.

    My goal by end of December 2011 is to have this site making at least $10 a day almost on auto pilot other than outsourcing about $100 worth of articles a month relating to my niche. Also once I have some more content on the site (10-15 articles) I am going to be offering replacement parts priced a bit higher than eBay's price and hopefully selling a couple of those monthly for some extra income. I plan to update this thread once to twice a day on what I have done and spent investing into this site to turn an investment into profit.
     
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  2. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

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    So tonight I noticed using Traffic Travis that my site is missing an XML page which will help while search engines crawl my site... now I have installed the XML page generator as a WordPress plugin since my site is being ran off the WordPress content management system...

    Also I have already published 5 articles and thrown my link around a couple places such as Yahoo Answers, a couple forums, and a few YT videos. I checked real time stats using Google Analytic and noticed there was a visitor on the site from one of the links I posted earlier on a forum so hopefully this is the beginning of good things...

    Money earned via Adsense 11/22/11 - $0.00
     
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    So I really do appreciate how this board gives me some opinions / motivation by not having 1 thread out of over 100 views but you know what I am going to keep updating this journal because I know I am going to make it... and all you lurkers can receive no help on your ventures when you need some opinions...

    But anyways I have started small promotion of the site on Y! Answers and a couple forums and have seen some traffic visiting my site so far... Google Analytic has showed that I have received about 43 unique visitors to the site in the last 2 days with a bounce rate of 25.58% and a on site time of 3minutes 3seconds so I guess the visitors are actually reading at least 1 article...

    Tonight I plan to write another 2-3 articles and schedule them to be posted 1 every day for the next 2-3 days. Also I have just got done posting more answers on Y! Answers (5-8 answers) to see if I can bring more visitors to the site. Already have Google Adsense in place so I will update tomorrow on how the site is doing...
     
  4. John.

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    Best of luck :)
     
  5. Dally180

    Dally180 Junior Member

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    How do you get so much traffic? Where is the main source coning from?
     
  6. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

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    Its just the different places I throw me link on... try to think about big organized groups of people and find sites that reference your niche and post your links around it. My traffic source is not complete yet though I am receiving about 40 unique visitors a day so far and that is with promoting on 1 page of threads in a community where there are 20 more pages available to post on so I will have days of posting ahead of me.

    I'm still waiting to start getting some hits from Google... I know at least 4 of my 5 pages are indexed but no traffic hitting yet from those. Eventually traffic will start coming to my site from Google though.
     
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    So today wasn't that great because I didn't promote threw out the day just promoted last night and waited for the results today... Even though I only promoted once I received 18 unique visitors and had a couple returning visitors so I am guessing they are waiting for new articles to show up on the site.

    No Adsense earnings this far but since it is the holidays I have been thinking about installing "WP Super Popup PRO" on my WordPress site and throw in an email submit or opt-in for emails. Also have been thinking to myself to sell the ad spots at the moment instead of using Adsense because I am already going to be receiving 450-600 visitors monthly at the rate its going (hopefully more soon) and I probably could get $10-20 a month for a banner spot.
     
  8. Snivy

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    I was thinking of doing a journal too but didn't for this exact same reason. No-one is really following them anymore seeing how this board is just filled with them. I think it's because people just stop updating them. That being said, I'm following your progress regardless.

    Is your site a micro niche?
     
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    Any how i have to manage traffic then i can do this .
     
  10. MeisMJ²

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    Good luck on your venture, and you have to excuse the lurking part, but there are a billion of threads like these, and 90% don't get updated :) .. Now I hope yours will, cos that'll mean you struck gold ;)
     
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    Thanks everyone... No my site isn't a micro niche or I would say it was its just a niche with several things in it and I am writing articles relating to the niche but not closely related because this gives me a good bit more things I can write about. I checked Google Analytic earlier and it said I had received 1 search engine visitor but it was the complete URL so I think someone just entered into Google from where I promoted it so I was a bit bummed but other than that traffic is still coming in.

    Last night I rearranged my Adsense ads for better placement and I am hoping it works better. When I did this my Page RPM increases so I am hoping I am on the right track. I will update this tonight with more information...
     
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    First off had a fantastic Thanks Giving with the family and my loved ones... which means I didn't get around to updating or promoting much today but at the end of the day I was 1 visitor less than I had yesterday which is pretty good since it was Thanks Giving so on a day that it isn't it should attract more visitors.

    Checked Adsense tonight when I woke up at 4AM due to falling asleep but it seems that I have made $0.02 so far using Adsense due to traffic but no clicks but that seems like a start to me and hopefully I can raise that to about $0.10 - $0.50 before the end of the week. Will update this tomorrow afternoon with more updates.
     
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    Today has been a pretty decent day with Analytic showing that I have actually had 1 more visitor than yesterday with 8 or so hours left for the whole day in Analytic. Also so far I have made $0.01 with Adsense which isn't huge or anything but it is a start. Hoping that it will overcome yesterdays earnings of $0.02. Last night I added a new article to the site so I guess I will write about 2 more articles tonight and update later once a new day starts in Analytic.
     
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    At the end of the day I had a total of 22 visitors to my site and made $0.04 which is double what I made yesterday... I am hoping for the sky on Adsense tomorrow but if I made $0.08 I would be satisfied. I changed Adsense ads today from text/image to text which I thought it was on in the first place... hopefully this will increase my revenue.
     
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    Love regularry updates journals and going to start one soon.
    GOOD LUCK!
     
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    When your ready hit me up and I'll give you a free blast.

    Just trying to help someone else out to pay back the help I have been given.
     
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  17. JimmyConway

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    Nice job on the journal OP. Persevere. Youll reach your end goal. Though, I dont really imagine you having an 'end' goal. Good luck, Ill be lurking.
     
  18. twitter.followers

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    Wish you good luck!
    I hope this would be an inspirational post for newbies who don't know how to start with the internet marketing venture.
     
  19. fiorecomo

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    Hope you will reach your goals soon and that you will keep updating this diary! Good job so far!
     
  20. DaveWolf

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    Nice to see you are frequently updating your journal. To bad just a few are responding.

    I will be following your thread. Keep posting!