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Day 88 – End Of July Income Totals!

August 1st, 2009

Fredryk Phox

OK, so it’s that time of the month again, time to analyze the income totals and find out how much I made!  I’ve noticed something really strange when comparing the old vs the new analytics in Clickbank:

Old Analytics

15 refunds($292.53)

3 chargebacks($76.95)  — chargebacks take money out of YOUR pocket, so if you made 1 $25 sale and got a chargeback, your balance would be -$25!

New Analytics

10 refunds($169.03)

0 chargebacks!

I’m not complaining about that!  But the oddities don’t end there…

Old Analytics

Approx 16,550 Hops for the month (+2,500 hops over last month)

New Analytics

8,634 Hops O_o !?  1/2 the hops practically! This changes my conversion rates significantly as well…My average hops per order in the new CB Analytics is 102/order vs 196/order in the old CB analytics.

Now, as far as how much income I’ve made, here’s the breakdown:

84 Sales (vs 76 total last month)
10 Refunds (vs 5 total last month)
74 NET sales

Gross CB Sales = $1,933.47 (vs $1,844.57 last month)
Refunds = $169.03
NET CB Sales = $1764.44 (vs $1,740.27 last month)

Now in addition to that I have some additional income to add on:

  • 1 Sale from this site for $26.80
  • Adsense = $143.83 (+$9.98 over last month) **EDIT : $16.53 in Hubpage earnings, $1.27 in Infobarrel earnings**
  • Now here’s a surprise…I hadn’t been checking my Ebay at all because I didn’t expect much from it…I did report I made around $38 earlier this month, but it seems like I was way off..I don’t know how I was misreading it, but I was…I had another look via reports and this is what I found:

1 sniper site with Ebay on it got me 4 sales this month:

2009-07-05    Winning Bid (Revenue)    24.58 (from a $347.15 purchase)
2009-07-10    Winning Bid (Revenue)    51.26 (from a $1376.26 purchase)
2009-07-28    Winning Bid (Revenue)    2.5 (from a $20.52 purchase)
2009-07-29    Winning Bid (Revenue)    1.32 (from a $10.76 purchase)

***EDIT : I thought that was all my income, but it seems like this revenue is then split between Ebay and me and I’m left with $40.45, which is 1/2 of the total($80.89)***

So, adding everything together, the NET TOTAL for July is…. ***$1,975.51*** (+ $101.39 over last month)

I was hoping for a bigger increase, but part of the reason is I switched over to a new method of making money where results aren’t as instant (Hub building)..

Now for the fun of it, here’s a look at some of the new CB analytics for my account:

Click here for a chart of my gross sales from July 1st to 31st

Click here for a chart of my hops per day from July 1st to 31st (This is in the new hop system which is 1/2 the hops of the old system O_O)

Now as far as what I did today, I spent a lot of time familiarizing myself with Niche Devil…There was a bit of a learning curve, but once you have it figured out, you can pretty much create a new site in 15 minutes, it’s crazy!  The only question is, will the .info’s rank well?  So what I did was I put up 9 .infos and I also put up a .org for one of the same keyword as the .info….I put up the .info’s earlier in the day and a lot of them are now indexed however they are not ranking…I just put up the .org about an hour ago, so it will be interesting to see which ends up ranking first, the .org or .info (the .info has had a head start, but it’s pretty much a shoe in for the .org I’d say..)

There’s more I want to mention about what I did today, but I’ll leave it for tomorrow’s post.


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Day 64 – 40 Hubs Done So Far

July 8th, 2009

Man, I’m so tired these days by the time I write these updates..

Today this is what I got done:

-Wrote up 5 more hubs
-Posted up to hubpages the 5 hubs from yesterday plus the newly written 5 hubs for today (40 hubs total are up now)
-Posted up the review pages for the 2 sniper sites created yesterday (which were both indexed today on page 1)
-Created 2 new sniper sites

Now I spoke again with Ben on a good format for the hubs and came to realize that mine needed improvement.  I was previously doing the following:

[pic] (a large one)


However after realizing that I could have double the CTR if I tried another layout, I decided to revamp my hubs from here on out..I also spent some time revising 1/2 my existing hubs, still have to revise the other half….basically this is what I’m doing now for my 450-500 word hubs:

[text] (200-250 words go here)
[pic] half the regular size
[text] (rest goes here)

That’s it…

The comments were getting in the way of the bottom adsense block at the end of the article so that was removed, the video was a distraction, the large image that I was using before was too big and the amazon/ebay was detracting from the adsense clicks.

Regarding Amazon/Ebay, if you’re going to keep it due to the keyword being for a high value product, apparently it’s more profitable to only link to Ebay on Hubpages as Ebay has a 1 month cookie vs Amazon’s 24 hour cookie.  I know that the Niche Market Ninja guy does things the other way around, however that is for niche sites.  Anyways, if I do go with Ebay, I’m likely going to right justify it against the last body module.

After I changed my hubs to look like this, I could see how this would result in a lot more adsense clicks, it’s a lot easier to see the ads without all the distractions I used to have.  With this layout you have adsense blocks at the top, an adsense block in the middle of the article under the pic, and an adsense block at the end.

Well, I need to jump into a new niche again for writing hubs, I’ve got a few ideas but haven’t had the time to do keyword research really.. thus far I’ve been doing it at the same time I write up the hubs.

I’m a bit behind in the hub creation, it seems like I’ve really put my standards up high trying to get 2 snipers done a day plus 10 hubs…it’s a lot of work, but I’m still going to hold that as a target for each day.

Earnings For Today:

  • Sale from someone on this site :> = $67.49
  • Adsense = $2.46
  • Hops = 615 (looks like hops are going back up now)


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Day 37 – 15 Days Of Sales

June 11th, 2009

I found this pic on my hd, something I did up in paint like 2 years ago..It’s one of many.  I used to draw a lot of crazy stuff…

Something pretty cool happened today…It was the first time I looked at Clickbank and saw nothing but bars for all 15 days that were displayed, check it out:

11 of the last 15 days I’ve also had more than 2+ sales…I noticed that some of the last few sites I created in my main sniper niche have begun getting sales today.

So it looks like now the next target I need to make for myself is consistent $100+ days…once I’m able to hit that, I’ll be close to 3k/month, which is what I set as a target for the end of the year.  At this point I would like to at least make 4-5k by the end of the year, if I attain that, I’m not going to have to work anymore.

So, as far as what I got done today…I posted up my 2 Hubpages I wrote up yesterday and I also wrote 5 new ones and posted those up too.  These Hubs take longer than I thought they’d take to complete.  I’m trying to create quality ones so I don’t wind up in trouble with Google down the road.  Each one is turning out to be between 650-800 words.  I also spent time looking for unique pictures for each one and Youtube videos as well…this is how I’m structuring them:










I’m still going to have to interlink the hubs and submit the feed, I’ll do that far I’ve just bookmarked 2 of the hubs.

Aside from this, I found 2 other niches I can use to create hubs within, I did some initial research in one of them and found 7 keywords, I also did more research in my first niche for adsense hubs and found 4 more keywords, that gives me 24 hubs for the first adsense hub niche and 7 for the second so far…The 3rd is going to be a good one as it has plenty of keywords over $10 (Court mentioned if you want to get $1 clicks, you need to find a keyword that has at least a $5 CPC.

I’m going to keep this pace of at least 5 Hubs a day, at that rate I’ll have 50 hubs up in 10 days time, 100 in 20….

I’m going to see about working in Angela’s GoArticle method tomorrow in with the Hubs now that I’ve got the hang of making them.

Earnings For Today:

  • $75.80 in CB Sales – ($27.12, $27.12, $21.56…all sales from the main sniper site niche)
  • Adsense = $3.51
  • Hops = 434


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Day 36 – It's Time To Kick Ass And Chew Bubble Gum And I'm All Out Of Gum

June 10th, 2009

OK, so I’ve spent a lot of time today researching into different things I could be trying out and I’ve decided on what I’m going to be doing next.  I actually found 2 things I could potentially focus my attention on:

#1.  Building Hubs For Adsense

The idea for this comes from Court’s 100 Hubs in 30 days challenge at the Keyword Academy.  I’m sure you’ve all seen it by now, but in case you have not, here it is:

What I’m going to be doing is finding keywords that I’ll be able to rank for that have a high CPC and good amount of searches, then create Hubs for these keywords.  I will then interlink my related hubs and eventually when they’re all build, work on building backlinks to them.

The main way I’ll be building backlinks to these hubs I’m thinking is through runs of UAW and/or using Steve’s backlinks to create 10-11 hub backlinks at a time via site blogrolls.

There is a revenue share of 60/40 here, with 60% of the adsense impressions going to YOU, so by piggybacking off of the authority of Hubpages and building backlinks to them, you can make some good rankings in google and then earn yourself some good amounts of Adsense money.  You can also put in Ebay or Amazon ads and potentially earn some comissions from big ticket items.

Now, the second idea I had was:

#2. Angela’s GoArticle + Backlinking Technique

If you haven’t heard of this one, find out more about it here:

Basically the idea is to post articles up on GoArticles(which get IMMEDIATELY posted, there’s no waiting involved), then begin building backlinks to them so they rank up on page 1 of Google.  Apparently GoArticle articles are more responsive to backlinking attempts, more so than EzineArticles.  Not only this, but you can put links in the article in the body and you can link directly to the affiliate sales page!  Angela mentions that she has often put up an article, done a backlinking run through one of her packets(30 backlinks), then woken up the next day to see the article on page 1.

After thinking it over, I’ve decided I’m going to do BOTH of these approaches.  Building sniper sites is an amazing way of making money, and I’m so glad I was able to find something that actually works, however I do believe at the same time that there is a better way of getting this done…I don’t want to have to build 200 Sniper Sites to only get 2k/month…Granted that’s nothing to scoff at, however, I believe there are other methods that will be even more effective and with less out of pocket expense (not that I wouldn’t pay 2k/year for 200 domains in order to earn 24k/year)….

It will be interesting to see how my sniper sites end up doing as they age and as UAW continues to build backlinks for them, maybe they will improve and bring in more $$, who knows?

In the meantime, I’m going to be trying these 2 techniques…

I’m going to give each technique a fair shot…

Already today I have decided that instead of making adsense sniper sites out of the 19 keywords I recently found, I’ll use those keywords to make Hubpages.  I’ve so far come up with a swipe file for me to use for material to write up these hubs and I’ve written up 2 600-700 word articles so far for 2 of the keywords.

When I get around to using Angela’s technique, I’m probably going to start by just using some of my existing Ezine Articles and posting them over to GoArticles so I can build backlinks to them over there.  Angela has mentioned this should work perfectly fine…that you do not have to come up with new content all together.  Whatever has the most/best backlinks will end up ranking higher.

By the way, I’m very much past the whole not being able to own all your money making web properties…this is what stopped me from trying something like this before.  All that matters is what works and what puts money in the bank account.  I’m going to keep the # of hubpages per account to maybe 10-30 per account, but I’m not going to worry about any of them getting shut down..I’m not putting all my eggs in 1 basket…Too often fear stops people from taking action, as long as the overall trend is an increase in my bank account, that’s all that matters…

Earnings For Today:

  • $54.25 – 2 Sales, $27.12, $27.13 from the main sniper site niche
  • Adsense = $10.63 – I believe this is my biggest Adsense day so far…Adsense income seems to have gone up ever since the Google PR update
  • Hops = 446




George of Google Sniper recently came out with a personal coaching WSO that I’ve signed up to, I couldn’t turn that one down considering how much I had been following along with his tactics and considering I’m looking for some new direction.  I will STILL be doing the above until I FULLY learn what George and Alex have to teach and how to implement it…

This should be interesting, I’ll report back here on how it works out , but again, I will be still doing the above in the meantime!

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