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Day 298 – Adsense Sniper #181 – #182

February 27th, 2010

Wow, lots of comments yesterday..it may be a while before I get to those as I’m still quite busy with condo stuff ..

I just got my TV stand & TV setup and now I need to work on configuring the TV and figure out if it’s worth it to keep the 4 year warranty & calibration I ordered or to return that stuff..

Also got my Internet setup, although I have yet to move my computer over to my new place.

When I got down to work I managed to get 2 more adsense snipers out…not much else to report other than the fact that I have some 40-50 odd sites that are in need of backlinking…the increases in income will come once I submit the UAW articles that I had outsourced..

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $0
  • Hops = 115
  • Adsense = $102.22
  • UAW sale = $26.80 (thanks :>)
  • Total = $129.02

-Mike

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  1. Kasey Langton
    February 27th, 2010 at 07:37 | #1

    Mikeman,
    If you already ordered it then might as well keep it. the first decision is usually the best.

  2. Heimir
    February 27th, 2010 at 09:30 | #2

    Mike

    I had a question or 2.

    Do you check if there are relevant ads running when you do your initial keyword research?

    Have you found it easy to outrank Amazon and other shopping sites?

    Can you submit your 3 UAW articles to EZA before you submit them to UAW?

    Thanks mate…

  3. Shon
    February 27th, 2010 at 09:31 | #3

    I would keep the warranty…

    The calibration may come in handy down the road if you watch alot of tv it will make your tv run cooler and last a little longer….

    Sounds like you was shopping at best buy….

  4. slash30
    February 27th, 2010 at 10:52 | #4

    Actually I don’t buy warranties in the store anymore. Get mine from squaretrade(dot)com. It’s usually a lot less (they advert up to 70% off) and if they can’t fix it in a specific amount of time you get all the money back to get a new one. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

    The calibration is great especially if have an HD setup with blu-ray. (I may have to stop reading your blog if you bought a TV without HD!) To get the movies to look the way they were meant to be seen, calibration is the ticket.

  5. February 27th, 2010 at 11:52 | #5

    Holy Macaroni
    I have writers doing all the heavy lifting and I can’t seem to get out one Sniper a day. You’re condoing and all this stuff and you still get out two.
    You are to be congratulated.
    Bill

  6. February 27th, 2010 at 12:18 | #6

    @ slash30 –

    Thanks for the tip! Never heard of squaretrade…

  7. Lee
    February 27th, 2010 at 13:29 | #7

    So will we be seeing a cribs style tour of the condo now?? Might as well show it off!

  8. February 27th, 2010 at 14:07 | #8

    @Bill
    Bill – Correct me if I’m wrong – didn’t you mention you had a newborn? Congrats on that, if I’m correct in my memory. In any event, having 7 kids with one newborn and a mother in law who just had 3 strokes – getting up 20 sites a month is doable.

    For me, I work a full time family business by day, and have a housefull of responsibilities, but reading Mike’s “no excuses” comment have really pushed my envelope.

    It also means I’m working until about 2 am every day, 7 days a week, with a full time income and part timing on Elance. I want to be in a different place this time next year, you know?

    Anyhow, I don’t mean to sound like I’m bragging – this is a tough road, but since we’re getting about $500 in March (our first aff commish and G check), my wife’s on board now. In fact, she’s writing for one of my Elance clients with our new son attached to her in a baby sling.

    Love that!

  9. Mace
    February 27th, 2010 at 16:02 | #9

    @Just James – Now that’s commitment! I just can’t seem to motivate myself to write for an additional 6-8 every night after writing all day at my normal nine to five (I only wish those were the actual hours). Congrats on the check!

  10. February 27th, 2010 at 18:36 | #10

    @ Mace – Thanks, man – it’s not easy, and I wouldn’t recommend it if your family isn’t in a good place emotionally (which describes my family, but once the checks started coming in, my wife is now on board).

    Just wanted to report that I really think some of you should be considering physical products – just sold another high ticket, physical item for another $100+ sale on my first AdSense site.

    MikeMan – do you sell aff products on your sites? Just curious, as I know you separate the two.

  11. February 27th, 2010 at 18:43 | #11

    @ James, know the feeling with a large family but not as large as yours 5, plus I work a full time job and all the responsibilities that come along with it, plus about to have a major surgery that will keep me home for about 2 months, Im more determined that ever to grow my income online.

    James I have physical products on my sites as well and its a plus for me to build 2 streams of income and not just relay on adsense. and then I do have some sites that are just adsense. Mixing it up a bit.

  12. February 27th, 2010 at 18:49 | #12

    @dee
    Dee, hope that surgery goes OK – you should keep us posted somehow. Yikes.

    With 2 months off, will you be able to work online? Just wondering if that would even be feasible for you, don’t mean to sound crass. Sounds like we’re very much in the same mindset – glad it’s working out for you, too.

    I just got super excited when I made that sale – it’s driving my niche and keyword selection as well.

  13. February 27th, 2010 at 19:07 | #13

    Yeah I got a little chicken at google singling me out for a MFA site so I added amazon products and am getting great results 80% of the products I have sold don’t even relate to my sites. That’s the power of cookies… Just call me the cookie monster LOL.

    Mike is right though you can have a msobut I did not let that fear cripple to the point of not building at all like some people have admited (not here but in other forums), but what I did I added some physical products as well and also made the pictures at the top clickable.

    On the surgery, no will definitely not be up to doing anything while Im in recovery. But I can WMBO until the surgery(a month away) and when I cant work, what have already done will work for me. could I weeks ago I was sick for an entire week and could not build anysites but it was such a great feeling to see that what I had already done was stil growing when I could not work.

    That’s the power of residual income. I have been outsourcing UAW and am seeing great results. however I plan to purchase my own software after my surgery. I like having my own tools but for now its working out great. well off to do some keyword research for my writer.

  14. February 27th, 2010 at 19:08 | #14

    what terrible typos. I meant to say Mike is right.. You cant have a mindset that lets fear cripple you to the point…. sorry about that all, typing too fast.

  15. February 27th, 2010 at 19:10 | #15

    dee :
    but what I did I added some physical products as well and also made the pictures at the top clickable.

    I thought I was the only one who thought of that! Actually I haven’t done it yet, but I learned how to do that and add my aff link to a pic from a clickbank affiliation. Well done – hope to catch up!

  16. February 27th, 2010 at 19:17 | #16

    Yeah, It appears to not have affected my adsense. Like I said I have some that are just adsense (only a handful) and the others have amazon(clickable pics at top and text links within the articles) and adsense.

    In comparison the ones that have both adsense and amazon do just as well in terms of adsense income as the ones with just adsense. That has been my experience so far.

  17. February 27th, 2010 at 19:23 | #17

    My plan B for my personal adsense business plan is if at any point adsense pulls my rug. My sites are already positioned to become full fledge product review sites since they already have product focused articles. I will just add more products for that keyword and do reviews.

    However my plan A is to keep it as set and forget for adsense mainly while i build amazon with it. However, Im confident that googles has no reason to pull my rug since Im doing it by the book. But that’s just my plan B..

  18. February 27th, 2010 at 19:41 | #18

    I need to hope on the Amazon bandwagon, I think. I mainly use CJ, but then you’re usually stuck with a brand or two, since not every advertiser approves you – some seem to be on “auto-denial” for some reason. Ah, well. Thanks for the tip – and I think you hit on why John XFactor was saying in his course that the site should be monetizable from either perspective, just in case the big G pulls the plug.

  19. February 27th, 2010 at 20:07 | #19

    It wouldn’t hurt…

    I just love it when my buyers decide to go on a shopping spree. And you know Amazon is king at upselling with their “customers who purchased this also purchased this”.. and other similiar strategies they use to convert.

    Some may disagree and say that the amazon links will take away from the clicks. could be and I just have not noticed.

    But there is also another way to look at this…. If they click away from your site through adsense, they are going to a vendor that you are not affiliated with (however you do get the click revenue) or if they click on an amazon link, they may purchase the item which could potentially give you more commission more than the adsense click would have plus what ever they purchase over the next 24hrs belongs to you as well.
    And also there is the potentil they click away to amazon and they purchase nothing…. (a risk i have been willing to take), plus you did not get an opportunity for them to click on adsense

    I choose to look at the upside of it and my amazon income has actually passed my google income. I still dont have alot of sites up yet since I just recently started outsourcing and i dont have time to write.

  20. February 27th, 2010 at 20:33 | #20

    @ Dee –

    Is the commission 4% on Amazon? I really need to try it out, on CJ it depends on the vendor, I try to stick with products that are high ticket, and have around 10% commish (though some of mine have 20%, others 15%, etc.). The window of opportunity is greater, but also depends on vendor. One of my vendors – my fave who keeps hitting me with sales – has a six month cookie! Plain crazy. Unless the person clears the cookies, which is possible in six month’s time.

  21. February 27th, 2010 at 21:14 | #21

    Yes it is 4 but it is so easy to jump to 6.5. CJ is good I’m actually planning to add some CJ products. I guess the thing that is great about amazon is that they do sale EVERYTHING and the potential for a buyer to go off on a buying tangent is probably much greater than a CJ store that has limited products. And Amazom name says a lot.

  22. February 27th, 2010 at 21:30 | #22

    @ James. Here is one of my fav posts on the potential of Amaazon
    http://www.affiliateblogonline.com/2009/12/02/how-much-did-we-make-on-amazon-this-month/

    They also go on to write a detailed post on how they write their posts. I really have not followed it though its really nothing new from what we are doing.

    Well James my friend my last comment on this did not mean to hijack the post just wanted to add some helpful tips. Cheers

  23. February 27th, 2010 at 22:59 | #23

    THANKS DEE. OH. MY.

  24. Kasey Langton
    February 27th, 2010 at 23:23 | #24

    I just bought 10 more IP’s and I have 3 additional IP’s I havent used yet for a total of 13 to hold the load of amzon snipers. Also about to purchase the first 100 domains and start loading up the IP’s then I gotta let them index for about a week then start adding content and aff links. hoping this goes well.

  25. Mikeman
    February 28th, 2010 at 00:03 | #25

    Kasey Langton :

    Mikeman,
    If you already ordered it then might as well keep it. the first decision is usually the best.

    Thing is, I never went in wanting it in the first place :/

    @Heimir

    Hey, I check to see if there are advertisers for the keyword in Spyfu, however if a keyword looks real good and there are no advertisers, I may still go after it…some of my best sites have been made for kw’s which apparently have no advertisers according to Spyfu.

    I don’t check my rakings in relation to Amazon and other shopping sites..I just check that there are 2-3 PR 0’s or N/A’s on page 1 and look to take one of those..if I move up any more than that(which often happens with UAW runs) then great!

    And ya, if you wanted you could submit your articles to Ezine first, although if you submitted all 3 rewrites at once, the reviewer would probably notice that they are all very similar.

    @Shon

    Actually I picked it up at Futureshop, I believe it’s a Canadian chain..

    The thing is this is a Samsung LED 7000 series..not sure how much calibration will help on that..

    @slash30

    hah, ya, I got the Samsung 55″ LED 7000 series with the HD Box and the HD cabling…I’m not sure if I’m all set up for high defination though..

    I ran through the HD setup after connecting the USB like HD cable, but after doing that, if I unplug the cable the TV still looks the same, so I don’t know if it’s on or not :/

    Bill :

    Holy Macaroni
    I have writers doing all the heavy lifting and I can’t seem to get out one Sniper a day. You’re condoing and all this stuff and you still get out two.
    You are to be congratulated.
    Bill

    haha, thanks Bill!

    @Lee

    Hah, Sure Lee..I’ll see if I can post up a pic or two…

    @James the Just on Elance

    James, nice going man, you’re definitely on the right track..make sure that that time is productive and you keep pumping those sites out!

    @Mace

    Mace, getting the motivation to work despite that is usually the result of something emotional…You have to be thoroughly frustrated with your current circumstances and basically you need to feel like there’s a gun to your head and you need to do something NOW.

    Things that can do this are:

    -Getting thoroughly in debt
    -Living paycheck to paycheck and barely being able to pay your bills
    -Having a baby
    -Having another baby..
    -etc..

    But once you get to that point emotionally, where you feel you have no other choice but to build this business, life or death, things start happening for you..

    @James the Just on Elance

    James, I only sell affiliate products on my clickbank sniper sites, not my adsense snipers.

    @dee

    Dee, regarding the surgery, hope everything goes well for you..

  26. February 28th, 2010 at 00:15 | #26

    dang. still got it, I thought you disappeared, man. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for telling my story to Mace…

  27. Kasey Langton
    February 28th, 2010 at 01:06 | #27

    @ Mikeman,
    Oh, well get rid of it if you can. Means more $ towards IM

  28. February 28th, 2010 at 07:02 | #28

    James & Dee,

    Thanks for the great discussion on Amazon. This is an area I would like to get more into. I have a niche blog that was getting no adsense clicks so I pulled it and started adding some Amazon products. I still need to tweak it some, but hopefully it will do better with Amazon.

    Sorry to hear about the surgery, Dee. If you won’t be able to work online I imagine the recovery is rough. Hope all goes well and your sites take off while your away.

  29. Heimir
    February 28th, 2010 at 09:56 | #29

    @Mikeman

    Thanks man, yeah I was just wanderin if the UAW team had any problems with you submitting your articles te EZA first.

  30. February 28th, 2010 at 12:50 | #30

    Thanks Carrie, My goal is to get at least 20 more sites up before the surgery. I want to be able to hit the 7% commission range in Amazon by the time i have the surgery. I almost made it this month but with this being the last day of the month, it is highly unlikely LOL Will try again in March. After the first week I can pretty much predict how my income will look by the end of the month. It’s not an exact science but I can get in the ball park of what it will look like but I try not to obsess over it cause then I can focus on building sites.
    ciao

  31. February 28th, 2010 at 14:55 | #31

    @dee
    Hi dee!

    I’m going to have a surgery as well, mine will be in March. Pretty soon. I hope we both will survive it successfully and recover to get back to work and grow incomes.

    Keep it up, you’re not alone!!

  32. February 28th, 2010 at 15:54 | #32

    Thanks Anton, this too shall pass … πŸ™‚

  33. February 28th, 2010 at 15:55 | #33

    @dee
    Dee – is your link on your blog broken under “contact us”? I tried to email you there.

    Anyhow, I wanted to ask you a question about the amazon thing. don’t want to keep using Mike’s blog – which is MIKE’S blog! – to ask you.

  34. February 28th, 2010 at 15:59 | #34

    it shouldnt be i just got an email from someone there. dee foster at comcast dot net spammers beware.. πŸ™‚

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