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Day 256 – Outsourced 17 Articles To Human Rewriter for UAW

January 16th, 2010

Today I mainly worked on getting some articles outsourced to Human Rewriter which can in turn be used to promote my sites through UAW(I’ve also just used up the last bit of my $1,000 I invested into Human Rewriter way back when I was doing Hubs/Infobarrels).  I grouped up my sites from #101 – 134 in groups of 2, then picked out an article on Ezine that related to at least 1 of them, preferably both.

After I found that I submitted each article to be re-written 3x…what they’ll do is rewrite each sentence 3x.  After that I’ll use it as input into UAW, I should be getting these back in around 4 days time.

In addition to this, I also did a bit of keyword research and was able to uncover 5 more keywords for new sites, I went ahead and registered those domains.  When all of these domains are developed I’ll be at 161 adsense snipers, which won’t be long considering I’m outsourcing…so I need to keep searching for more keywords for new sites..

Oh, one other thing, I had hired on a 3rd outsourcer recently and got back 6 articles yesterday, I took those plus the 5 trial articles she did and posted that up as additional posts to some of my older sites…I made sure to drip them out so they’re not all posted at once.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $16.12
  • Hops = 165
  • Adsense = $70.80
  • Total = 86.92

-Mike

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  1. Jeff
    January 16th, 2010 at 12:30 | #1

    Mike,

    Congrats on the recent progress and good move with the UAW. Those always seem to give a boost.

    One quick suggestion I’ll make here. Take one version of each of the articles before you submit to UAW, and submit it to eza. You’ll have 17 eza backlinks to different sites, which I’ve found definitely helps as far as rank and staying power go.

    I’d stick to just one version of each article because they’ll catch onto the rewrites and won’t like those, but you could just as easily submit 17 others to goarticles and 17 more to articlesbase while you’re at it.

    With the 48 hours UAW takes to approve articles and the day from there before things start distributing, you’ll have no problem being approved by eza before your UAW articles get indexed. I do this all the time.

  2. Mikeman
    January 16th, 2010 at 13:11 | #2

    @Jeff

    Hey Jeff, great tip there, I’ll definitely give that a shot!

    How’s the site building/backlinking going for you?

  3. January 16th, 2010 at 14:49 | #3

    I was wondering with the ton of articles you write or have written, have you considered outsourcing the task of actually uploading them to your sites? I know this is one of the most tedious tasks that I can’t stand. When I tried outsourcing a couple months ago, I had the writer go ahead and upload them and schedule the posts for me (this was a Niche Blogger site). You have SO many articles it must take a long time to do that.

  4. Mikeman
    January 16th, 2010 at 16:07 | #4

    @Sara

    Uploading the articles to my existing sites takes very little time at all for me…the only thing that takes time is reviewing and making corrections to the articles, however that is only time intensive with 1 of my writers.

    Otherwise, I just do a quick search to ensure the kw is in there enough times, then copy, paste, space it out properly, schedule and I’m done.

    In XSite Pro, for 1 article I can do that in under a minute…With WordPress though, it might take longer because sometimes there’s an annoying delay when posting up new content.

    The only thing that takes time is me creating new sites. For that I need to create the pages within XSite Pro, insert the keywords and the description for the sites, find the images, put those in, resize them…edit the footer, the header, create an RSS feed, set it up with Analytics, schedule up the last 2 of the 5 posts, publish the site, ping the pages, RSS Submit/Bookmark & Digg.

    ALL of that takes me about 30 minutes(40 including finding the images, although sites in the same niche reuse images) now as I’m so used to doing it I’ve streamlined it down to that.

    So I don’t see how this is taking you so long…

  5. January 16th, 2010 at 16:40 | #5

    Whoa. You remind me of the dad from “Cheaper By the Dozen,” the book and first movie, not the Steve Martin waste of time. Efficiency experts, they were. Very interestin’.

    Dude. Made another sale on CommissionJunction. $154!!

    YESH! As Michael Scott would say. OH YESH.

    I wanted to ask you about the Google Sniper sites – from your numbers it seems your AdSense sites out-perform the Sniper sites, have you found this to be the case?

    Also: Have you noticed any CTR relation in domain names with hyphens, or in domain names that end with “.net” or “.org” vs. “.com?”

    Third question: if you had 3 keyword phrases that were within the same niche, and the domain names were available, would you simply make 1 site and point the other 2 to the one site, or would you make 3 sites?

    Thanks, Mike. And I am going to be buying the UAW thru your site, dude, I just wish XSite Pro 2 had an affiliate link, too – I’d hook you up with the sale. I went to their site and DROOLED. Thanks for the tips.

  6. Evita
    January 16th, 2010 at 18:22 | #6

    I think XSP do have an affiliate program… Good idea.

    Evita

  7. Mikeman
    January 16th, 2010 at 22:30 | #7

    @James H

    Thanks man, I’m not one to throw aff links around, but there’s now an XSite Pro one there for anyone who wants to use it…

    That’s a damn big commission you got.

    As far as Google Sniper sites, ya, the adsense sites are outperforming them. I have 130 clickbank sniper sites, although I really like to think I only have 100 since around 30 of them were complete trash…Altogether they’re bringing in 1-1.5k/month(at the moment its more like 1.1k).

    In comparison I have 130 adsense snipers now making about 2,300/month (hopefully)…

    But even at 100 adsense snipers last month I was making a solid $60/day which is 1.8k.

    I just find it easier to find keywords and these adsense product sniper sites seem to provide more stable income. Increase traffic and your money is pretty much guaranteed to increase. With making CB sales, it’s harder to convert and you have to send targeted traffic.

    As for hyphens, I don’t use domains with hyphens..and CTR has no link to the domain being .com/org/net, that has more to do with the advertisements being shown on the page, the niche, the keyword and the page layout more than anything else.

    And if there were 3 keywords in 1 niche, take all 3 keywords! if you redirect keyords, those keywords are not going to end up ranking on page 1, I’ve never seen a redirect domain rank.

    I have 1 niche where I have *20* sites in it and other niches with 5-10 sites.

  8. January 16th, 2010 at 23:18 | #8

    Yeah, it was a big commish. I dunno, if you’re going to give all these recommendations, I think the LEAST someone like me could do is buy it from you, you know? I’m going to buy these things anyway, but XSite Pro down the line once I have something to manage.

    Nice numbers, btw. I’m lame for giving all my time to Elance, I MUCH prefer the idea of hanging out with the family making money than jamming out to some techno music at my desk, working at a deadline for someone ELSE making the passive income that you’re talking about.

    My growth will in no means be as swift as yours because the day job isn’t clearing what I need just yet, but I figure if I keep re-investing my Google cash etc. in the right tools, the growth will happen quicker.

    Enough about me, I just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration, and you really ought to put up affiliate links to the products you recommend. You have enough readers that you’ll generate a trickling in of sales, and at $45 payout for XSite Pro…not too shabby. I’d gladly like to make sure you get it for all the help you’ve given.

    Not that you need the extra $45! Thanks again, look for that UAW sale next week sometime.

  9. January 16th, 2010 at 23:19 | #9

    oh, forgot to say thanks for answering the keyword question, too. you da bawmb.

  10. January 16th, 2010 at 23:21 | #10

    ok, ok, I’m an idiot – I just saw your link up top for XSite, and yeah, man, you’ve got that sale too – you deserve it for all the $^%!! questions I keep firing your way. Way to go!

  11. January 16th, 2010 at 23:30 | #11

    couldn’t wait. got UAW. damn. you’re good.

  12. Evita
    January 17th, 2010 at 00:29 | #12

    …lol…

  13. Lee
    January 17th, 2010 at 00:32 | #13

    Mike,

    How much money have you spent (total) since day 1? Including domain registrations, hosting, tools, outsourcing, etc. Basically any costs involved in your IM efforts.

  14. Mikeman
    January 17th, 2010 at 00:54 | #14

    @James H

    Hahah, thanks man :> Ya..if you’re working a job, you can still make big progress though, when I started out I was still working a job and working this business at least 3hours a day on weekdays and more on weekends. Working a job I was able to make some pretty big jumps…for instance $0 to $300/month in 1 month and again from $300 to around $600-700 in a month.

    Also, if you outsource you can makeup for that even further…there really is no excuse, it’s all about how bad you want it.

    @Lee

    No idea man, that’s not an important metric in my head as calculating it would only waste my time and bring in no money. I just put in money into what was needed to build the passive income I have today..whatever it took, no looking back.

  15. January 17th, 2010 at 01:01 | #15

    Also, if you outsource you can makeup for that even further…there really is no excuse, it’s all about how bad you want it.

    Love that, man. Do you have a “life coach” affiliate link…? I’d click it, man.

  16. Mikeman
    January 17th, 2010 at 05:19 | #16
  17. Bruce
    January 17th, 2010 at 10:23 | #17

    I just want to say Mike is so generous with all the detailed info about his IM business,…. he ought to at least get the support of visitors when it comes to buying IM products.

    I know if I need an IM related product I’m checking to see if he has a link to it. It only seems the right thing to do.

  18. January 17th, 2010 at 11:51 | #18

    @Mikeman
    I’m probably counting the time it takes for me to review the articles, make tweaks and then upload them. Then there is adding categories and tags if you are doing an authority site. That is great that you can do it so fast. I still think it’s boring 😀

  19. Mikeman
    January 17th, 2010 at 13:50 | #19

    @Bruce

    Hey thanks for that Bruce..

    @Sara

    Ya, oh well, everyone has something they don’t like doing, but you gotta do it. I didn’t particularly like writing content for my websites, but I found a way to enjoy it…I enjoyed the sense on accomplishment I got at the end once the site was finally up and I knew I was closer to my income goal.

  20. Lee
    January 17th, 2010 at 22:19 | #20

    @Mikeman

    Sorry if that’s asking for too much info, I understand if you don’t want to share that with us. But don’t you think it’s important to keep track of your costs? Not to mention when it comes time for taxes?

  21. Mikeman
    January 17th, 2010 at 22:49 | #21

    @Lee

    Hey Lee, I’ve got that under control, I have a history of all my transactions which I can give to my accountant for the purposes of tax write offs when I need to…

    However finding out what my expenses were will do you no good as it’s in no way indicative of what is necessary to get to where I am passive income-wise..

    I am strongly against the whole notion of counting expenses for the purposes of seeing if you’ve “broken even” and whatnot…just a useless mentality.

    Really, the only thing you need to know is that I spent money on whatever I felt was necessary to progress my IM understanding and my IM business, no matter the cost…that becomes a lot easier when your business starts making money and is basically funding itself.

  22. Jeff
    January 18th, 2010 at 00:00 | #22

    Mike, to answer your question above about my progress…

    I’m somewhere between 95 and 100 sites up at this point. Averaging about $90/day right now, though I had a huge $125 day about two weeks ago that I’m hoping will move towards my daily average soon enough.

    Following a 6 week cycle. Four weeks are spent putting up sites/content/initial backlinking, then I’ll look at the big picture and spend a full week link building sites that I feel would stand to benefit from a boost (well worth it – I see results here every time), and then one week is spent on clickbank sites.

    Not sure as to when I’ll stop putting up new sites, but I have a good 30-40 domains sitting out there that I just need to work through and put up.

    As for outsourcing, I’ve been doing some of it but I find that the time spent making grammatical corrections, overall content revisions, and adding in some LSI terms only ends up saving me about 10 minutes per article when all is said and done. I’ve also noticed that the sites I’ve written content for myself will typically get more traffic than the sites with outsourced content do. I think I just write my stuff as a reader would want to see it, and I get a bunch of long tails as a result.

    Because of this, I’m thinking about going back to writing my own content and just getting my UAW articles outsourced instead. There’s one service I know of that does it for a pretty good price to the point where it’d cost my less for the UAWs than it does for my site content right now.

    Been lurking here though I haven’t commented in a while…curious about your BLS and want to see how much staying power the rank boosts have there. Other than that, very impressed with your progress lately, especially the consistency in throwing up new sites. You’re really close to your initial goal…few weeks away at most.

  23. Mikeman
    January 18th, 2010 at 17:34 | #23

    @Jeff

    Nice man! looks like you more than caught up with me, you’re getting more out of each of your sites…

    As far as outsourcing is concerned, I save a lot more time than that per article. There are outsourcers out there that can speak fluent and write you content that’s as good as if you wrote it(which I never thought would be possible). I’ve hired a few of them, some disappeared on me, but I’ve got 2 that have stuck, you’ve just got to be relentless in your search and you will come across them…I’ve got my method for searching for good outsourcers down pretty well at this point.

    It’s a great feeling to not have to work so hard anymore and once you start outsourcing on a daily basis, you realize that before when you were slaving away writing all the content on your own, even if you were working 18h/day, you were really just playing in the sandbox as this is the only way to truly explode your income and, at the same time, live a better lifestyle.

    About BLS, after running it I saw a sharp and consistent increase in the number of daily impressions that I get which has held up from the 2nd of Jan to now…wish I could share those numbers with you, but I can’t due to TOS…

  24. January 18th, 2010 at 22:54 | #24

    @Jeff
    Wow. Nice, Jeff. As to your content and CTR’s/PR–you mentioned that you see better results with your own content vs. outsourcing, I am no authority whatsoever, but have found the same to be true. Though I can see Mike’s point–I write content for others all the time, and it just matters how anal your writer is, I suppose. My content performs, so I guess you got some lemons.

    I did want to ask you what you do for backlinks/ranking that’s got your sites doing so well. What do you think has really made the difference there? Drilling down? Backlinking like mad? Threatening people’s lives if they don’t click…?

    Love the numbers between you and Mike. Impressive and inspiring.

  25. January 18th, 2010 at 22:59 | #25

    CommissionJunction commission: $167 and change.

    Boo

    Ya

  26. January 18th, 2010 at 23:00 | #26

    3 sites

    Adsense: $0.94
    CommissionJunction: $167

    I’m freaking loving life. I need to go change my shorts. I’ll stop posting my numbers, but you’re the only folks I know who would care.

  27. Mikeman
    January 18th, 2010 at 23:40 | #27

    @James H

    Nice James, pulling some regular big numbers there it looks like ..

  28. Mikeman
    January 19th, 2010 at 00:10 | #28

    Thought I’d add one other thing…

    LSI is not something I’ve ever consciously thought about as in my experience it’s always taken care of itself…

    I have my writers write a lot of review posts and product names are frequently used in such posts, hence you get product related long tail searches..but in the end, it’s your main keyword that usually brings in 85%+ of the traffic..

    In the process of building up your sniper sites with more pages in this way, this tends to take care of itself.

  29. January 19th, 2010 at 00:38 | #29

    @Mikeman
    Thanks, Mike – that’s not as “passive” selling as you all are doing. I’m pretty actively marketing. About 30 min’s worth.

    Anyway, I agree with what you’re saying about LSI–it happens naturally. Google and the other SE’s are trying to come up with algorithms that match the human brain, so it stands to reason this happens naturally with anyone who has a mediocre understanding of what they’re writing about.

    I find it much more difficult to generate content when the LSI list is handed to me, whereas I do just great on my own as a writer generating that stuff naturally, and my rankings show it.

    I did want to ask you–slap me if this is on the “read me FIRST JAMES” page–what’s your drop-dead “HECK NO!” bottom-line with picking a main key word for a site?

    Is it competition, number of searches…what drives that in your selection? Obviously, domain availability–that’s a given–but does your main KW always out-rank the stats of your inner pages KW’s?

  30. Mikeman
    January 19th, 2010 at 06:32 | #30

    @James H

    Hahah, read me first James page, good one..

    My main kw is always the one that brings in the majority of traffic, yes, 85%+…

    As far as what drives my selection, that’s answered in the read me file..

  31. January 19th, 2010 at 08:33 | #31

    crap. will get to reading. been doing it wrong, then–i’ve been finding so many niches where the “main” kw i use is the lowest compete. will be reading your “read me James” page…

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