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Day 324 – Computer Issue Solved + A Look At Previous Days

March 25th, 2010

Well, I’ve finally got a hold of a new computer so I’ll be able to have a more substantial update next post…

One thing I wanted to mention though if you look back on the last few days, you can see that my income seems to have gone up since I started the UAW submissions shortly before my computer problems..

My income had been $110/day for a while, then it started to drop to $100/day…then I did the UAW submissions and now this is how adsense has been since the UAW articles started going live (beginning on the 19th or 20th):

20th = $138.45
21st = $131.52
22nd = $112.47
23rd = $126.70
24th = $123.09

So it seems to have gone up a bit.. $126.44 avg over the last 5 days..was hoping for a bit more, but maybe with that additional inner page run I was planning with UAW I’ll be able to get this up higher..then I can always run something else like BLS on top of that.

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $33.18
  • Adsense = $123.09
    BLS = $29.10
  • Total = $185.37


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  1. March 25th, 2010 at 20:46 | #1

    Mike, what kind of new computer did you get? Just curious…

    Congrats on the AdSense growth! You’ll be at $150 a day before you know it!

  2. March 25th, 2010 at 20:53 | #2

    Mike, it sounded like from the last post comments that you build your own system? Why is that? Gamer?

  3. March 25th, 2010 at 23:57 | #3

    Carrie – he doesn’t, I’m sure you read his reply – but dude, I’m having computer envy all of a sudden…grrr…

    @ Mikeman –

    Just curious, but doesn’t BLS jack your backlinks if you quit their service? If so, then do you just regularly use their service?

    I do remember a while back you used them and saw a nice jump, definitely, but *then* I recall someone had mentioned they take it back due to some forced continuity unwritten clause.

    “Do business with me, keep it here, or no dice.” Nonetheless, I’m sure if you’re using them, you’ve weighed the consequences/cost and must come out on top. Just curious about how often do you use their runs, since it’s a monthly service.

  4. Kasey Langton
    March 26th, 2010 at 00:42 | #4

    BLS closed the doors to any new memberships…is because they have a tightly guarded network or ? or are they shutting down?

  5. Al
    March 26th, 2010 at 01:54 | #5

    Kasey Langton :
    BLS closed the doors to any new memberships…is because they have a tightly guarded network or ? or are they shutting down?

    It’s funny. They always say they’re closed but the link on linkvanareviews.com always work.

  6. Josh
    March 26th, 2010 at 02:12 | #6

    I’m told BLS opens their doors for a few new members at the beginning of every month.

  7. March 26th, 2010 at 02:22 | #7

    @Kasey Langton
    Kasey –

    This is just their sales schtick, play a little hard to get…at least, that’s my thoughts on it. If you pore over what’s been said here the past few weeks – because we both know you have that kinda time, right? – Mike’s mentioned that a dozen times.

    The fact that you don’t know that shows you have other things to do, like get work done. I, on the other hand, visit this site so often my wife thinks I have found another family. ridiculous.

    In any event, BLS does that every month, and opens their doors about mid-month or beginning of the month. But again, being in sales my whole life, it’s prob a sales tactic – and if not, it’s just a way to manage their workload.

    @ Al –

    I’m beginning to wonder if you have a brand-loyalty gene? It’s cool, not trying to stir the pot, just an observation.

  8. Kasey Langton
    March 26th, 2010 at 02:55 | #8


    @JamestheJust on Elance
    kinda figured this was the case…they say the doors are closed but yet have an email signup form right splat on the front page. pretty sure its to build a nice list that way. not a bad idea actually…and J the J is starting to take on several new families lately…lol

  9. March 26th, 2010 at 06:51 | #9

    If I remember correctly you said you paid something like $600 to get this batch of UAW articles done. So a $25 increase per day will have paid itself in less then a month and that is a ROI most businesses dream of.

    I am looking for service to do my UAW articles also as I thought before I would do it myself but I just don’t have the time.

  10. George
    March 26th, 2010 at 09:26 | #10

    Hey Mike, I’ve been reading some posts back.
    Do you have to keep building backlinks to your pages to keep them ranking?

    I noticed your income slipped a little while you were busy moving and did not have much time working on your sites.

  11. March 26th, 2010 at 11:17 | #11

    Does anyone here know of a services that will do UAW runs?

  12. Heimir
    March 26th, 2010 at 11:54 | #12

    Contact me, I might be able to help you out.
    arnfinnsson (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. March 26th, 2010 at 12:44 | #13

    @JamestheJust on Elance
    I know he said he doesn’t do it himself, but it sounds like he custom builds rather than buy off the shelf. I was curious as to why.

  14. March 26th, 2010 at 12:57 | #14

    ah, my bad.

    have you tried the freelancing sites – odesk, guru, elance, getafreelancer? use that as your job title, those who know what you’re talking about will be able to help, and when I do it for clients, i make sure to send the verification email from uaw onto them. if you go this route, be sure to include that as a stipulation for full payment. you also want to be sure to ask that the submission gets at least 500 directories/blogs, and that you specify how much you want to drip feed the submissions.

    hope that made sense.

  15. March 26th, 2010 at 12:58 | #15

    and btw – i did NOT choke that kid, i just told him to get off the school roof! such an embellishment. i won’t stand for it.

  16. Mikeman
    March 26th, 2010 at 19:11 | #16

    @Chris Hunter

    Hey thanks Chris, it’s an Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2.8 GHz, w/ 4 mb ram, and a Radeon HD 5870 video card.


    I had it pieced together, but didn’t do the manual labour..It’s better to piece things together as that way you can tailor your system to what you want. I like having the best video card/cpu and if you go with a ready built system, chances are they’re not going to contain the top of the line components, or the one that does have the top of the line stuff will be way over priced due to having too many extras I don’t need.

    I go to an asian mall called “Pacific Mall”…huge mall here in Toronto..there are a couple of Computer Shops here that sell all parts individually and thus you can pick and choose what you want. I picked my computer up from canadacomputers.com.

    Ya, I used to be a gamer, these days I spend more time on my business than anything else.

    But ya, I still like having fast computers for when I do load up a game like Starcraft 2.

    @JamestheJust on Elance

    BLS doesn’t get rid of your links unless you ask for a refund…so if you pay for 1 month, then cancel for the 2nd month, you keep the links you built.

    @Kasey Langton

    Ya, James pretty much answered it below.


    Actually, I put down $600 into Human Rewriter but haven’t used it all…I spend an avg of $9-10 per grouping of 3 articles, those 3 articles = 1 UAW run..

    So seeing as how I did 20 UAW runs, that was actually $200.

    Getting a service for UAW isn’t worth it though, you’re not going to get as wide a distribution if you have someone else do the work for you…One of the keys is picking the right categories to distribute to, and if you outsource, they’re not going to take the extra time to ensure you get a wide distribution…it can mean the difference between your article going out to 800 article directories or 400.

    JamestheJust on Elance :

    and btw – i did NOT choke that kid, i just told him to get off the school roof! such an embellishment. i won’t stand for it.


  17. Mikeman
    March 26th, 2010 at 20:52 | #17


    George, hey…

    Ya, my income went down by about $10/day for a while…it’s as I always say, if you focus on building your business, you don’t have to worry about any kind of “maintenance” or what not as your money will always be going up.

    When you stop building your properties, there will be some fluctuation, it is only natural…it will be up one month, then down the other as it is with my Clickbank snipers that bring in 1-1.5k/month.

  18. Al
    March 27th, 2010 at 06:26 | #18

    Can you help us pick the right KW for UAW?

  19. Mikeman
    March 27th, 2010 at 07:48 | #19


    For a UAW submission? I don’t worry about what keyword the UAW articles are targeting, it doesn’t really matter if those articles rank in the search engines or not… all that matters is that you wind up with the backlinks you setup in your resource box, that’s what raises your rankings and that’s what raises your income.

  20. Al
    March 27th, 2010 at 11:38 | #20

    Sorry, I meant the keywords I use for the submissions, the ones that you have to go from specific to broad that you said determine if your articles get submitted to 400 – 800 directories.

  21. Kasey Langton
    March 27th, 2010 at 11:57 | #21

    its in UAW videos…just go from exact specifics to super broad (generic), if that makes sense. i dont think Mikeman can go into specifics considering he would be revealing his keywords, the whole reason he moved mikeiser.com to a different server. but lets say ‘chrome toaster’ for example

    chrome toaster->toaster->appliances->household items->home and family->home

    not sure if thats close but thats what i got out of the videos anyways

  22. Kasey Langton
    March 27th, 2010 at 12:00 | #22

    im sure J the J can help out with his expertise on this…

  23. Mikeman
    March 27th, 2010 at 15:48 | #23


    Well…go to the UAW help/faq and download the catlist.txt file and search for any categories that could possibly be related to your article…

    also check Ezine Article’s categories and see if there are any there you could type in too…

    If you see the # of directories being submitted to goes up after you add and re-calculate by clicking the refresh button, then keep the category you’ve added.

    It’s hard for me to tell you what categories to pick as it depends on your niche.

    If you’re doing say outdoor bbq grills for instance, and it is talking about a few types of grills, you can put it into home and family,appliances,product reviews,shopping and maybe 2-3 other smaller categories from the catlist.txt file.

    If someone was doing the submission for you, they wouldn’t go through all that trouble, they’d probably only stick 1-3 categories in. Also, one of the easiest ways to boost your submission to more directories is putting more than 1 large category in..

    IE: home and family and health and fitness are 2 very large categories…product reviews is also a pretty decently sized one. A UAW article on fitness equipment would fall under both of those, but someone who is doing the work for you may not go through the trouble of sticking all of those in, they may only put in 1 or 2 of those…and yes, it really means the difference between 400 and 800 a lot of the time.

    missing out on an opportunity to stick in a large related category leads to your article being submitted to far fewer directories.

    You’ve got to do experimentation and find the categories that help your niche out.

    @Kasey Langton

    Ya, I wouldn’t use my niches as an example, I just used the same niches Xfactor has already mentioned in his book and everyone already knows about :p

  24. Al
    March 28th, 2010 at 03:52 | #24

    Mikeman, what’s the number you usually aim for? Is 700-800+ good enough?

  25. Mikeman
    March 28th, 2010 at 04:27 | #25


    It depends on the niche…

    Some niches you can just barely get around 600ish, others, you can get to 800ish…

    If you’re lucky, you can get to 900-1100..that usually happens if you’re able to stick in the business category and another large category.

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