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What's your Average Waiting Time to Make a Profit off a Site

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by hopkism, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. hopkism

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    Just curious to hear your personal experiences of how long you guys wait and how much patience you have for profit. Do you have ideas for sites that are almost instant, like the same week? Or are you waiting a month or two before some profit starts trickling in? For some does it take even longer?
     
  2. Tove

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    Well usually 2 months, but there was that guy hekke who made profit like first day after he launched amazon site so yeah, everything is possible :)
     
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    Exactly, profit in 1 day or the niche is not worth my time.
     
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    I am the designated translator of this thread.

    "I am lazy I want to make quick money like this week so please tell me the magic method"
     
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    However long it takes the site to rank.
     
  6. LuckyCharm007

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    Not too long. I usually build 3-4 sites around my targeted niche.. post a couple articles and see which one ranks best. Then I work on that site until it's ranking & banking money.. which is usually between 3-5 months
     
  7. array90

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    This is really dependent on the niche your are working in and what kind of revenue streams you are going after. On my site I just have adsense running and that only makes a few bucks a day, but the real goal of the site is to having paying customers which requires sales, and before I can do sales I need rankings. This is very dependent on what your site/business is. If I can't make any money in a year, its garbage to me and I'll move on, but in my head I can convert traffic to dollar signs so i have no problem being patient, but then again maybe I am doing it wrong?
     
  8. hopkism

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    Not true. I have been working hard in internet marketing for a long time and have had many experiences of making money within a few months or working for almost a year and not making anything. I was also susceptible to chasing around strategies, tips, and tricks for making money online without any work years ago. For me it is not a reality.

    I was hoping this thread would bounce around some recent successes people have had and give me some perspective for how long a particular project should take, from a time standpoint. I could then use that knowledge to work a bit harder on a particular project or abandon it completely. I have http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/790674-journey-paying-off-student-loans-portfolio-websites.html
     
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    It really just depends on what your niche is , how you monetize it ( Adsense , Clickbank etc. )
    and what your sources of traffic are ? if you have no social following and a competitive niche to rank on google with then expect to be waiting and working awhile to see your first profits,

    but then again if you choose the right niche and know your target audience expect to see profits if you put the work in and scale it :)
    example on friday i finished off a wordpress blog i knew exactly who my target audience was and i used social media to attract them to my blog made some adsense money not alot but first day,, that means you just scale it up and keep tweaking for higher profits :D

    Best of luck to everyone with profits :cool:
     
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    This might be your issue, OP. Having several projects at once can lead to becoming overwhelmed and de-motivated. Something I've learned is take one thing at a time.

    Building wealth and businesses is a building block process. You create one producing block and once you feel comfortable you move onto the next. This ensures best quality possible for each project.

    Remember, it's better to invest $10 and have a passive $50 coming in. Rather than investing all your money, giving up on projects and having nothing coming in.
     
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  11. hopkism

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    I was hoping to put together a handful of projects with the purpose of diversification; not being reliant on any one form of traffic or income in order to succeed. Unfortunately, due to a work injury I have a lot of time on my hands and thought that might help in spreading out my time.

    From your personal experience, do you just focus on one at a time by waiting until results are satisfying and then scale it? Or do you stick to the one project if it turns out successful and spend all of your time and energy making it better?

    If I am to actually choose one project, it might be the ebook(s) I am writing. Again, I'm writing several but they are all around a similar niche and they are all related to my career, which I am already published in and considered an expert on. Again, the website income was to just off set slow months or lack of sales.

    I have a lot of learning to do.
     
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    I think you're best off putting all your energy into one nest egg at the start. Some might disagree with me, but knowing you have something that's producing $$ makes you have a lot less unnecessary stress when undertaking new projects.

    I understand why people would be worried about losing that one nest egg, but the reality is if you created a money maker once, you can do it again.
     
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  13. hopkism

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    That was part of my fear. When I first started years ago in internet marketing it was powerful getting destroyed by Google Panda and Penguin. It really hurt to have put so much into something and to have it all gone. That is probably part of my thinking. Having said that, some of my "projects" I haven't really started yet, just bought the domain names and did the keyword research.
     
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    For me I'm just gonna focus on 2 or 3 different revenue streams, but keeping only 1 as a main source. The other two would be the typical set-and-forget systems or something that doesn't require hefty workload. If the main source fails, I still retain the other (even if my earning went below)
     
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    I also plan on going big very soon.
     
  17. hopkism

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    I'm going to decrease the time I spend on my project and only focus on the one project for IM.
     
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