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Day 85 – Woke Up To $128 In CB :>

July 29th, 2009


Doogie Howser M.D.

Every day as soon as I wake up I go over to the computer to check how much money I made while I was asleep….Usually it is either 1 sale or still at 0 sales for the day…rarely will it be at 2 sales.

Today when I checked though Iwas surprised to find I had $128 sitting in my CB account from 5 sales!Β  Then…about an hour later I got another sale bringing it to $148.88!

One of the sales came from a sniper niche that I entered that had not produced any income for me…I had basically written it off, but it finally brought in a sale.Β  I also got 2 sales from sniper sites I built within this last month.

Now aside from that, today was also a good day for me with Adsense, I brought in $12.34 there… only a small chunk of that was from Hubpages/Infobarrel though.

Today I put up 30 Infobarrels, I’m going to have to put up 10 more to get the total up to 80, which I’ll do tomorrow.Β  Once that’s done I’ll be at 160 Hubs/80 Infobarrels(all Hubs will be backlinked) and I’ll begin outsourcing Hubs/Infobarrels again.

Earnings For Today:

  • $148.88 in CB Sales, 5 of the 6 sales being from sniper sites
  • 554 hops
  • Adsense = $12.34

-Mike

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  1. Rob
    July 29th, 2009 at 06:32 | #1

    Sweet! I was rewarded this morning too.

    Found a sale for $31 and adsense came to $12. I hadn’t made a sale from that site since the first week of July. A lot of the adsense came from a site that hadn’t made any adsense all month.

    Been a very slow month for me. I had some momentum going into June, but it fizzled this month.

    Some analysis last nite showed some me about $40 came from all new sites. Actually they are not new, just domains I’ve owned for years that were completely empty, just the “Index of/” page.

    I’m trying to get the domains I own right now up and running. Most of them have relatively weak keywords with a prefix or suffix. Still, I think I can get them to at least pay for their own registration fee.

    I timed how long it took me to take one of those domains from scratch to something that is ready for traffic. The first one took 1hr 22minutes, the second one took 1hr 45min.The second one took a bit longer to find a keyword to focus on.

    I finally made a checklist of all the things I need to do in order to setup the website. I was surprised to see how long it was after making it.

    For comparison purposes, I do not write original articles, I use either plr, ezine, or vendor provided content. In the past, it takes me about 30min-1hr to write an original article. Then another 30min-2hrs to rest from that, lol. I also don’t use senuke or firepow (yet). I’m just not convinced that these tools will work long term. I feel like my money might be better spent outsourcing articles and/or uaw.

    Anyway, as I’ve said before, you’re a hard person to keep up with. But your results speak for themselves.

    Your blog is keeping me motivated and I’ve learned a few things too. Thanks again.

  2. July 29th, 2009 at 07:16 | #2

    That is strange! I woke up this morning with a sale from a niche that I had written off as well. That kind of stuff makes me wonder……

  3. July 29th, 2009 at 09:28 | #3

    I see your adsense income is increasing. You pumped out so many articles in such a short period of time that they haven’t had a chance to age yet LOL Once those articles get a good 3-6 weeks of aging, you’ll notice the income increase.

    Have you considered using RSS Submit/RSS Bot to submit your articles to RSS directories to create more backlinks? (of course create a feed first with RSS Mix or Feedity) How about using Bookmarking Demon to bookmark those articles or the feeds you create?

    Just a thought to help create more links to your articles πŸ™‚

  4. July 29th, 2009 at 10:41 | #4

    It’s so strange..My adsense earnings for June were great but for July they have been way down…until yesterday, when all of a sudden they shot back up to where they were.

    Good thing I like roller coasters.

  5. Mikeman
    July 29th, 2009 at 12:09 | #5

    Nice Rob, you know that 30-2h of rest you’re talking about? You need to cut that out! That’s one of the things I’ve found I needed to do to up my game…if you’re on a roll, you’ve got to stay in that zone. Also once you can reach that level of determination where you can fight through the urge to rest, you will see better results…

    As far as thinking what will work long term, you need to cut that out and do what works NOW! This is all fear based nonsense. SENuke works like crazy and is what I used to boost my aff income up from $300/month to $600 the next month a few months back.

    As far as Firepow is concerned I’ve mainly been using it to make it easier for me to pump out sniper sites fast, I haven’t been using it’s other features as of late as I haven’t got time, although it’s content blitz looks interesting.

    Only pick up programs though if you’re committed to applying them and your business can pay for them. I would say UAW is definitely something you should be focusing on first and foremost though…

    @Dusty

    Nice Dusty!

    @David

    Dave, I wouldn’t say my Adsense income is increasing. Sometimes my Adsense spikes like this…the spike wasn’t due to Hubpages or Infobarrel, they’re both still bringing in pennies as far as my overall adsense income is concerned.

    And ya, it sucks having all this out there and not having it produce anything :/ I’m determined to see it through though as I know it can be done.

    I have submitted the feed of the author however I haven’t had time to bookmark all my Hubs/Infobarrels as of late, been busy trying to pump out more hubs/barrels.

    I’m just going to focus on exactly what Ben has done, when he made all the money he did, all he did was Hubs/Infobarrels/Ezines ..so that’s all I’m going to do, BMD will be something to add on only if I have time.

    @jen

    Ya, it seems like this is normal when it comes to affiliate income and even adsense income has it. Good thing there are no $0 days or refunds with adsense though.

    -Mike

  6. July 29th, 2009 at 12:59 | #6

    Hey Mike, know how to keep track of infobarrll adsense? I got a click for $1.28 today but no idea where it came from. I suspect Infobarrel.

  7. Mikeman
    July 29th, 2009 at 17:00 | #7

    @Sara

    There’s no analytics tracking as of yet so you can’t find out which page gives you the clicks, however you can track all the income from Infobarrel as a whole by going to “Adsense Setup” – “Channels” – “URL Channels” then adding “infobarrel.com” as a channel.

    When you get income from them it will then show as:

    Infobarrel.com $1.28

  8. Rob
    July 29th, 2009 at 21:01 | #8

    I think you hit the nail on the head about “fear”. You mentioned that in an earlier post, and I didn’t think it applied to me so much. But I do now.

    4 years ago I never had to work this hard to make a few pennies. I’d put up a site or landing page, do minimal keyword research, then setup the adwords campaign. Drop the losers, keep the winners. It was pretty simple math, no seo work at all.

    But adwords is very critical today. Hammering affiliate sites regardless of clickthru or budget.

    So here I am today starting the niche keyword and article marketing. Much more intense research, analysis, and tracking. SEO is a moving target and backlinks are like the ammunition. Even so, you can’t shoot with just blanks. I have sites with thousands of links that get no ranking or pr love. The backlinks gotta have some lead in them.

    I appreciate your feedback on senuke and firepow. I’m sitll on the fence with them, just waiting for my sites to generate 2 or 3 times the cost of those services. UAW however, I’ll be sure to hit your link when I decide to jump on that. I just need to get a grip on everything I’m doing now. I still haven’t nailed down a consistent process of research and development. For example, if I went back to do everything over again this month, I’m not so sure I’d come up with the same niches and keywords.

    You’re a good man to continue sharing. You’re very good at quantifying your results and explaining the significance and impact of each task. Very few have that kind of clarity, which I believe would make you a very good teacher should you chose to mentor and/or write a “how to” book.

  9. July 29th, 2009 at 23:55 | #9

    @Mikeman

    Hey Mike, we actually do have Google Analytics tracking, but only for preapproved members.

    It was kind of in beta for awhile, then we snuck it into the preferences on preapproved members pages; basically you just need to setup an infobarrel.com account in your Google Analytics then place the variable it spits out into your account.

  10. Mikeman
    July 30th, 2009 at 05:04 | #10

    @Rob

    Np Rob, and thanks for the kind words…

    @InfoBarrel Ryan

    Nice, thanks for letting us know Ryan.

  11. September 4th, 2009 at 18:35 | #11

    Awesome $140+ today and before you wake up. I bet that made your day. Always makes my day when I make a sale. Sometimes I even do a dance.

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