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You never forget your first time: the journey of a noob who started with 3k daily hits.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by JamesCam, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. JamesCam

    JamesCam Junior Member

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    Ok guys,

    I like to define myself a noob because I have never monetized online. Though I have good web design and overall SEO experience.

    I run a niche blog, have written a few articles (less than 10) and already hit 3k daily PV when I publish a new post.

    This is my first time I try to monetize from it though.

    I started this to try give back to the BHW community that taught me so much. Here's my journey:


    DAY 0 - Pre-launch

    I decided to redesign the blog, once it hit the 3k daily pageviews. It wasn't AD optimized earlier.

    My blog has now the following layout:

    - 1 Top header banner - next to blog logo
    - 1 Middle page banner - between featured posts and blogroll
    - 2 300x250 ad boxes on the right sidebar
    - 1 Text link on the bottom - between the footer and the blogroll
    - 1 vertical banner in the post page

    Total 5+1 ad spaces:

    - 3 Adsense
    - 3 Affiliate (a combination between CJ and Shareasale)

    Current hits: 0 (1000-3000 daily hits on the old blog though)
    Current revenue: $0


    New updates to come soon.
     
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  2. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    Looking forward to following your journey James,

    Best of luck :)
     
  3. positivcriss

    positivcriss Power Member

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    So this is a new blog ? Or the old blog with a new design ?
     
  4. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Good luck with your journey OP :) Hope to see more updates soon
     
  5. JamesCam

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    Thanks Beven and Erick ;)
     
  6. FutureProofSeo

    FutureProofSeo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    GL man. Imagine when you get 20+ articles :cool:
     
  7. JamesCam

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    Yep, the old blog with a new design. The old blog was a simple corporate blog that I run to drive more traffic to my business' website. But now I have decided to detach the blog and run it independently, so I have more freedom to design it as I want without damaging my core business website.
     
  8. JamesCam

    JamesCam Junior Member

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    :clap2: thanks mate
     
  9. Boriss

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    Good luck mate!
     
  10. JamesCam

    JamesCam Junior Member

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    Thanks man ! ;)
     
  11. Aluminium

    Aluminium Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Looks pretty foolproof to me, I've subbed to this thread OP; I hope to see you flourish!
     
  12. twram

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    gl op, looking forward to results. what's your niche?
     
  13. Exine

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    Why would he just give away his niche for free to you and all the other BHW members? He is obviously in a very low competition niche with a high search volume.

    On topic: Good luck OP I look forward to seeing today's update and traffic numbers :)
     
  14. dentawor

    dentawor Power Member

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    will follow this
     
  15. web genius

    web genius BANNED BANNED

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    going good...it won't be long when you see money flowing in.
     
  16. TheUnborn

    TheUnborn Elite Member

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    Good luck in your journey buddy,seems promising.
     
  17. thisthatthis

    thisthatthis Newbie

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    Good Luck with your endeavors!
     
  18. twram

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    1. If you don't ask you may never know.
    2. OP can be as broad as he likes
    3. OP may not mind giving away general niche info.
    4. OP may choose to ignore my question or tell me to FO and that's fine I'll leave it up to him
     
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