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Day 71 – Sniper Wrap Up And It's Over 700!

July 15th, 2009


The More You Ignore It, The Cooler You Look.

Well, looks like the hops have finally reached past 700, today I clocked in at 716 hops :>

Other than that, I finished off my last 3 sniper sites and now am finally going to be focusing my energy on building hubs…

I’m going to need to spend a good deal of time tomorrow researching various niches to jump into for the hubs.  I want to start off putting hubs in as many niches as I can so that I find out which are the good niches to focus on early on.

I’m also going to be outsourcing some UAW articles over the next little bit, gotta go figure out how many articles will need to be outsourced and also come up with what keywords they should target before I outsource them.

Once I’ve got a good idea of what niches are going to be profitable, I’ll start writing the hubs..I’m hoping that after all is said and done, I can pull in at least a solid 2k/month from Clickbank and another 3k/month from Adsense via Infobarrel and Hubpages..

After I do my hubpage and Infobarrel spree, I may then consider other ventures, like possibly creating adsense sniper sites or amazon sites geared around product keywords like what the Niche Market Ninja is doing…But first things first…

I still have a few other possible sniper sites I can create in this niche, although I’m going to keep them on the back burner for now, I need a break from the sniper sites…I’ve created 116 Sniper sites thus far…

Earnings For Today:

  • 3 Sniper site sales, $16.61, $16.61 and $27.12(this one is from a site I put up on the 23rd of June)
  • Hops = 716
  • Adsense = $6.49 (Hubpage clicks in here)

Additional Notes For The End Of The Sniper Spree:

Just want to make a note here…George speaks of making somewhere in the range of $200-500 per sniper site, however in my experience after 100 odd sniper sites for keywords with searches per month of 3k-14k EXACT match, this is not the case.  Whenever I make these sniper sites, I expect them to at best generate 1-3 sales/month..Out of all my sniper sites I’ve ever created, this has been the norm, and I have a lot of sites ranking in the top 1-5 positions for page#1.

Additionally, I don’t expect to see all my sites bringing in that, usually it’s only like 1/3 of my total sniper sites that bring in those sales each month.  That’s not to say only 1/3 are profitable, some sites may only make a sale every other month and who knows, perhaps more sites will become profitable as they age and I generate more backlinks…but this has been my experience thus far.

-Mike

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  1. Shelly
    July 15th, 2009 at 09:54 | #1

    Wow that’s a lot of hops and a lot of sniper sites!

    I’m looking forward to you making sniper sites for adsense. I think you will do well.

    Are you going to submit UAW articles for the hubpages or is that for the sniper sites?

  2. Mikeman
    July 15th, 2009 at 10:08 | #2

    @Shelly

    Thanks Shelly…

    The UAW articles will be for the Sniper sites I just created, 1 UAW Article will link to 2 sniper sites at a time…

    As for the hubs, I’ll be backing up the Hubpages with backlinks from Infobarrel.

    -Mike

  3. Bruce
    July 15th, 2009 at 11:07 | #3

    Mike I continue to like the way you track your stats so carefully and then analyze the results. It makes your blog so useful.

    I don’t know about the other readers but i think this kind of data and your progress overall is TEN TIMES MORE VALUABLE than most typical internet marketing sites with a bunch of recycled articles.

    So, if I’m reading your latest comments correctly, you are seeing probably TEN PERCENT of the sales per site that George claims? Correct?
    Say $30- $50 per site VS. $300 or more per Georges sites – right?

    Assuming that, have you ever shown that to George? If so, has he seen any of your sites? Could it be the niche you’ve selected is responsible for producing the lower sales numbers?…or something else about the conversion, like the sales copy? Anyway, just thinking out loud. ….you’re doing great!

  4. Mikeman
    July 15th, 2009 at 11:57 | #4

    @Bruce

    Bruce, thanks man, I appreciate that!

    What I’m seeing is 1-3 sales…at $25 a sale on avg, that’s $25-75/site per month and again, only about 1/3 of my sites in any given month will generate this.

    I have spoken to George about this, after which I did make a few changes which seemed to have helped a bit(I revised the copy a bit and added a more detailed about me page in addition to the author about me in the text widget), a bunch of them have now made their first sale after only 50-100 hops…however it’s still too early to say..

    Regardless, based on all the niches I tried out and copy variations I used, I find $200-500/site is FAR from the norm…my current results still support 1-3 sales per site each month from about 1/3 of your total sniper sites.

  5. Bruce
    July 15th, 2009 at 12:15 | #5

    Mike thanks for the clarification.

    I thought you were basically all in ONE niche (maybe some variations of it) but one main niche. Like, just for example, “Tires” y’know and then sites for Michellin XPlus tire, Firestone Road Hugger tire, etc.

    But if its many different niches then your conclusion about likely sales volume with Sniper sites is even more persuasive. It makes it become even more a numbers game. :-)

  6. Mikeman
    July 15th, 2009 at 12:37 | #6

    @Bruce

    I have 96 Sniper sites in 1 niche and 20 spread across 5 other niches..i made the majority in 1 niche as this is the niche which proved to be the most profitable, although I do get sales from the others.

    and yes, I’ve definitely found it to be a numbers game, just keep putting them out, don’t expect to make any noticeable amount of money with only a handful of them.

  7. July 15th, 2009 at 13:17 | #7

    I can’t believe you are getting hubpages adsense income already. I have 29 up now and I haven’t received any clicks. I have also not bookmarked them yet, so if you have, perhaps that is why.

  8. Mikeman
    July 15th, 2009 at 13:21 | #8

    @Sara

    Well remember that I had put 10 up a LONG time ago…like over a month ago…so that’s part of the reason(although these Hubpages clicks have been from a newer one)

  9. July 15th, 2009 at 13:26 | #9

    I’m wondering about your keywords for the sniper sites? Are they really targeted? I have 8 in one niche and I’ve made about $400 off of two of them in 2 months. The most targeted keyword is #1 and the other is not as targeted but gets way more searches. The other sites are generating hops but no sales yet. I’m thinking those folks aren’t in buying mode. Just wondering if you have analyzed that angle. That said, you are doing really great and I can’t believe how much more you are making now than on Day 1 of your blog :D

  10. Mikeman
    July 15th, 2009 at 14:04 | #10

    @Sara

    Nice Sara..

    Ya, that’s the other thing, how targeted the keywords are..a good # are (some are even product name kw’s) but not all of them are targeted, the ones that aren’t I went after them due to lack of competition and volume of searches.

    Ya, it’s crazy, the income increase is a direct result of going from 90 hops/day to around 400-500/day, more hops = more sales!

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