Day 365 – 1 Year Of Updates!
So today is the 365th day and also marks 1 year since I started doing the daily updates on this site…I started back on May 6th 2009.
For that month of May in 2009, I had made $1,158.80. Prior to that in April(which is when I started building Clickbank snipers), I had made $795.19, in March it was $622.44(all from 3 authority sites) and in February 2009 it was $325.17…Now 1 year after being at the $300/month mark I reached 4.8k/month in February 2010 …. this past month of April it’s now up to 5.4k/month.
Now out of the 5.4k, 4.6k is from my network of sites(not including this site)..I never intended on this site being a source of income, and had I not done all these daily updates/answering questions and instead spent that 1-2 hours/day on my business, I know my network of sites would be bringing in at least the same level of income, most likely more.
Here’s a look back at where I was:
Before that, Dec 2008 – April 2009 I was doing daily blog entries on another forum… here’s an excerpt of 2 of those updates to give you an idea of where I was at back then..At the time I was focused on building authority sites that had 60 posts each..as you can see, back here I was working at least 3 hours a day on my business while at the same time working a regular job..I was also at the $250/month mark:
Here’s my status update for today:
Sun Jan 4th 2009
-I wrote up and queued 14 posts for Site#3, bringing the total queued up to 20 posts, 40 more and I’ll move onto a new niche.
Earnings For Today
-My Site #1 made a $26.38 sale
-Adsense total of $0.31
-My Amazon commission from yesterday registered at $0.45
I try to at a minimum get 10 posts done each day…the time it takes me to write them up and queue it on my site is usually around 3 hours…I think it’s a realistic goal to achieve so long as you know the content you are writing about well enough.
What I do before I start writing on a new niche is take some time out to learn as much as possible about it(read Ezine Articles and do Google searches for info) and I compile a “swipe file” of different key points I can write down as “tips” in my articles.
I go through Ezinearticles and I look through all articles in my niche, cutting and pasting all the key points and pasting it into my Word document swipe file. I prefer copying and pasting numbered lists(1., 2., 3.) or bulleted points, but if I cut and paste a paragraph, I just Bold the key points. I separate each key point with a line break…After doing this for a while I eventually have a HUGE list of 20-40 points that I can pull 2-3 tips from to write each article(in my own words)…
Then, I just write a basic intro paragraph, and then make 2 – 3 paragraphs which are each tips, then the final paragraph usually discounts the previous tips a bit and suggests my affiliate product.
ex: While these tips may help you shed a pound or two, if you’re serious about shedding those extra Christmas pounds, you’re going to need a solid plan. In my experience I have found XXX to be the most informative and structured plan to follow. You can check it out for yourself by clicking on this link. (“clicking on this link” is the link).
Hope that helps anyone who’s having trouble writing enough content :>
Ok, stayed up late tonight working…here’s what I’ve done:
Friday Jan 16th, 2009
– Wrote up 15 articles for Site#4(have yet to post them up though)…this means I have 45 articles written for this new site…I’m planning on getting another 15 done Saturday so I can be finished queuing up and start working on a new site…
One thing I’m working on doing right now is progressively pushing my comfort level…I remember a time not too long ago where I felt like queuing up 10 posts was a huge deal and enough work for a full month! But by pushing my comfort level and writing a bit more than what I was comfortable doing before, I was able to bit by bit, get up to the point where writing 10 posts a day is the norm.
I CLEARLY remember thinking 10 a day was excessive and would be a pain to get done….but guess what? If you want to make it in this business you gotta get content out there and a lot of it, so I figured if this is what it takes, this is what I’m going to force myself to get used to….
So if you’re currently only doing say 2 posts a day and want to see results faster, I would suggest you set a higher goal for yourself, not too much higher, but maybe something like 4-5/day. The first time you try to achieve that you will struggle and it will be hard to stay focused….your mind might wander….you might end up surfing Youtube or doing something else But…once you’ve done it once, you get a feeling of accomplishment…feed off of that for the next day and aim to meet it again, the 2nd time around will be substantially easier!
After about 3 days of doing it at the new level you’ve set for yourself, you will be quite comfortable with it and be able to shoot for a higher goal(up your work-load bit by bit and you won’t encounter the state of overwhelm).
We all can *MAKE* time to get a little extra work done each day…the only issue is getting over that initial hurdle of not wanting to escape that comfort zone. But you HAVE to go through that initial pain barrier to reach the next level…
My earnings for today:
Adsense = $1.46
I’m pretty happy with where my income is now after a year of hard work and am finally able to relax a bit more after having ‘paid my dues’…If you’re just starting out on your own journey to make a full time income online or even if you’ve been at it for a while, this blog now has literally a day-by-day blow of everything I did on a DAILY basis over the course of 1 year to reach that full-time income…I don’t think this is something you can find anywhere else and hopefully it shows you that not only is it possible to go from being a ‘newbie’ to making a full time income, but also gives you an idea of just how much work is involved to get there.
-Got 16 Ezines Submitted today
Earnings For The Day:
- CB = $53.58 – 2 CB Sniper sales, 1 sale for Authority site #1
- Adsense = $89.86
- Total = $143.44
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