Well, I’ve decided I’m going to have a go at XFactor’s course, however before I go starting new sites I figured I’d start it with some of my existing sniper sites. For that reason today I posted up 12 Ezine Articles to 2 of my sniper sites. These are each linking back to my main domain as well as 1 additional page.
I’m going to be doing 12-15 Ezine submissions per site and make sure the submissions cover not just the main domain but hit each of the 4 additional pages at least 3 times. Aside from that, I haven’t figured out what else I will do, but if it’s not submitting to other article directories, it will probably include me doing either UAW submissions or SENuke submissions.
Aside from posting those 12 Ezines up, I also wrote 5 new Ezine Articles and I did one more SENuke submission for one of my sniper sites. I think I was a bit hasty in saying that I didn’t see much of a change when using it on my main sniper niche as now that some time has gone by, I have seen some slight increases in rankings.
I’m going to continue to write up Ezine Articles for my 5 existing adsense snipers, so that will be about 60-75 Ezine Articles in total…then I’ll start making new sites using XSite Pro.
I’m interested to see what all these Ezine Backlinks are going to do for the sites…
Earnings For Today:
$36.65 – 2 sniper site sales
Hops = 343(new) / 596(old) seems like the hops have been gradually increasing since around the 2nd of September, likely due to the SENuke submissions.
First of all, I realized that I had 3 sniper sites I had made previously, several weeks ago…that had now begun ranking on page 1 but I had not put up the final review for…It’s possible I lost a sale or two by not having done this sooner, but this stuff happens when you’re putting up so many sites…
In addition to that, I also have done an experiment…One of my authority sites which was not getting a sale from Market Health, has been switched over to Clickbank but is not doing the best with that either…so I’ve decided to turn it into an adsense site. The posts are still going to have a call to action for an affiliate product, but I have switched the theme over to an adsense focused one and am going to see if I can earn some more money out of it that way…
I also put up 5 more Ezine Articles, 10 more Hubs and 5 Infobarrels…this brings the total to: 180 Hubs/85 Infobarrels/30 Ezine Articles.
I’m going to get back to outsourcing Hubs again and also fitting in some sniper sites over the weekend…I really want to get up to 300 Hubs soon…
Earnings For Today:
Wow, the first time in a long time this has happened…$0 CB sales
Well, today I didn’t get as much as I had hoped done. I wrote up 10 Ezine Articles, posted 5 of them…I also pulled out 20 outsourced articles and tidied them up for posting(spell checked them, made sure my main keyword was in enough times and threw in some extra related keywords).
I think over the weekend I’ll look to setup some more sniper sites in my main sniper niche, I’ve got 14 domains that I want to develop there…I’m a lot more confident these will turn out well as I’m quite familiar with this niche…the new sniper niche I delved into seems to be a competitive one, I’m still waiting for my sites to show up in the rankings..
I’ve noticed that I’m getting regular Hub income as of late and I’ve also noticed a sharp increase in the traffic to my hubs…this graph will give you an idea of what’s going on:
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Well, so far I’ve put up 9 sniper sites in this new niche and although they’ve been indexed, none are ranking yet…this is not what I’m used to as in my main sniper niche I would end up ranking the next day on page 1.
Seeing as how I’m not sure exactly how I will rank in this niche, I decided to hold off on building more sniper sites in it until some of my first 9 show up in the rankings. Until then I decided to start working on my Hubs and Ezines..
What I did was write up 5 more Ezine Articles, then submit those as well as the prior 15 I wrote up…so now I’m going to have 40 hubs backlinked once these go live. I also spent some time putting up 10 hubs that I had outsourced..bringing my total to: 170 hubs/80 Infobarrels/20 Ezines. Ultimately I intend for this to get to 300/150/150…with that amount of content, hopefully given time it will generate $30/day (of course if things go well, I’ll do more than just this)…
Aside from this, I also for the hell of it decided to do more research into my main sniper niche..and found 10 more keywords that I can still go after, so I might take 2-3 days sometime soon to put those up…that might be able to generate an additional $100-200/month.
Earnings For Today:
I almost had another $100+ day!
$94.95 in CB Sales = 2 sales from site#1, 2 sales from my main sniper niche
Adsense = $2.82 (Hubs = $0.82) I’ve noticed that Hubpage income has been constantly flowing in the last 6 days
Today marks the first day I’ve had 2 $100+ days in a row and it feels good, I wish every day were like this :> Today I got $100.75… 1 sale from site #1, 1 sale from site#2, 1 sale from site#3 and one sale from site#4(this is the authority site that rarely got sales that now has had 2 sales in a row…)
In addition to this I also picked up $3.23 in adsense($0.71 from hubs)..
Now as far as the work I got done today, today I got A LOT done. I wrote up the content for 5 sniper sites in this new niche, and I put up all 5 of the sites with the exception of the final post which is to be applied when they are indexed. Now the site I put up yesterday has been indexed, although it is not appearing on page 1 or 2 yet…
That’s not all the work I did though as I also wrote up 15 Ezine Articles that I will be posting up for my hubs. It’s pretty easy to write up 250 – 300 word Ezines, it only takes about 6-7 minutes per article if you have a decent understanding of the subject matter…thus in 1 hour you can get 10 done..
I still haven’t seen any action from the .infos I put up..if these .infos don’t work out, there are 2 other options with Niche Devil:
1. Go after niches with even LESS competition (Ie: 500 searches/month or so) or…
2. Start putting up .net/org/com sites …Now the one thing I won’t be able to do with these sites is submit RSS feeds, but I’m pretty sure if I went with the .net/org/com that those sites would end up ranking well and ranking fast much like my regular sniper sites.
I’m really interested to see what happens once I start adding these Ezine backlinks to the mix…
Now I know a lot of you were expecting to see another jump in income this past month, but the fact is, sometimes you can work your ASS off and stay at a stand still! It’s all part of the frustrations that go along with IM.
Well, considering this and considering it’s the start of a new month…I want to ENSURE I make some progress. Seeing as how I’m relatively new to the whole making money with Hubs and the only thing I KNOW I can make money off for sure is with sniper sites, I thought it wise to go back to making some sniper sites.
Now this does not mean I’m abandoning Hub building..My goal with Hub building is to get 300 hubs built with 150 Infobarrel backlinks and 150 Ezine Articles backlinking those hubs as well. I’m going to be working on my hubs on a day to day basis still, but I’m going to try and spend more of my time focused on building snipers.
Now MikeM, I know you asked if I’m seeing the kind of results I expected with the Hubs…the answer is, it’s still too early for me to pass judgement. I’ve got 160 hubs up and 80 infobarrels backlinking them but a lot of that is relatively new.
One thing I HAVE found out though(through experience and speaking with others) is that backlinking is INCREDIBLY key to this. If you want to see some fast profits from your hubs(like Court saw), you can’t just put up 100 hubs and expect to see cash rolling in. You need to backlink those up with Infobarrels, then again with Ezine Articles and even more if possible(ex: UAW).
The other factor is of course time, however time without the backlinks is not good enough, so if you’re only planning on putting up 100 hubs with nothing supporting them, you’re going to be dissapointed.
With that said, it seems like things picked up for my Hubs today, although I can’t disclose clicks…
Now as for Niche Devil, this is also something I’m going to see if I can squeeze in. My intent is to get 100 .infos out there and see what happens. So far what I’ve found is if all you do is put them up and ping them, they don’t get indexed, you NEED to run BMD on them if you want them to get indexed.
I haven’t had all of mine indexed as I don’t want to do too many bookmarks at once, but I am now just finishing up the last few bookmarks on my 30 ND .info sites.
One other thing I want to mention is that I found one of my .info sites RANKED! I was surprised, although it was found WAYYYY back on page 17. If this were a .org/net or com, and I had done my usual RSS submissions, I know this would have shown on page 2 at the least for this kw. It’s interesting to see how differently .info’s respond. Well, hopefully the .infos end up ranking and bringing in traffic sometime soon, I still don’t have any traffic to speak of for them.
Now as far as what I got done today…I did some research and found 15 keywords in a new niche to target and put out 1 sniper site. I also outsourced 10 more Hubpages.
Earnings For Today:
$126.83 – 2 sales for the main sniper niche, 2 sales for another sniper niche and 1 sale for one of my authority sites that RARELY gets sales.
IM has really opened up ever since I started getting more into outsourcing. I used to seriously believe in doing everything on my own, and while you CAN make it doing all the work on your own, it’s going to take WAY longer….I do think it’s important you do a lot of the leg work on your own initially, however once you get your system down and you become confident in your ability to generate income online, the natural progression is to start moving towards outsourcing…A good time I feel to start into this seriously is once you’ve hit around $500/month.
In the last few days using Human Rewriter, I’ve found my IM life to be a LOT easier…I’m confident that the money I’m putting forth is going to be fruitful and the amount of work I’m able to get done each day has gone up quite a bit.
In fact I’ve just found a way to get even more work outsourced quicker, here’s my new system:
Once I have my keywords chosen, I’m going to search Ezine Articles for an article to be re-written. I’ll pick one that is 450 words or more, make sure the main kw is in there at least once every 100 words, I’ll edit the article down so that it does not have TOO many sentences and is at a reasonable price ($3.30 for 450 words), then I’ll request to have every 2nd article I submit to be re-written TWICE.
By doing this I get 2 birds with 1 stone..Say I outsource 20 articles…out of that, I will have an additional 10 re-writes…I will then use those 10 re-writes to submit to Infobarrels to backlink the 20 outsourced Hubs.
So now with this increase in productivity, my new plan is on the days I’m focused on outsourcing, to outsource 60 articles in 2 niches (20 hubs/10 infobarrel backlinks + 20 hubs/10 infobarrel backlinks in another niche)….That’s what I’m aiming for..worst case, I should be able to get at least 45-50 done. Then on the days I’m posting stuff up I’ll aim for 30-40 being posted up each day.
Now that I’ve got 160 Hubs up and 80 Infobarrels to back them all up, I’ve noticed an increase in my income…The clicks though still aren’t worth very much, but perhaps they will go up in price in time as my properties begin bringing in more consistent traffic.
As far as what I got done today, I put up 10 more Infobarrels(80 total) and outsourced 10 articles in a new niche…Looking to pick things up with the outsourcing starting tomorrow.
Earnings for Today:
Clickbank has totally changed their reporting and one thing I’ve noticed is that the reported hops have gone WAY down…my hops to date with the old reporting was at around 15k, with the new reporting it’s only at 8k…VERY strange. I don’t know if it’s a bug or if this is just more accurate or what.
1 Sale for Site#2 = $20.04
# of Hops in new analytics = 210, old analytics = 523 O_o
Adsense = $6.79 (bit of hubpage + infobarrel income in there)
So todsy I started backlinking my hubs with Infobarrels…I noticed that once you setup an account with them, your posts are not immediately put up..you’re on a kind of probation, you need to get “pre-approved’. The way that happens is when one of the following conditions are met:
10 approved articles with minimal inappropriate content OR 50 approved quality edits.
Have been a member of InfoBarrel for at least 14 days.
So although I put up 10 Infobarrels, they are not yet live.
I interlinked the 10 Infobarrels in the exact same way I have been Interlinking my hubs and I stuck 2 links at the bottom of each article leading to 2 of my hubs.
Aside from this, I also outsourced 10 more articles to be turned into Infobarrels and I posted up 20 Hubs bringing the total to 160 posted hubs / 10 posted Infobarrels(with links to 20 hubs)
I’m going to see if I can get the rest of the Infobarrels up tomorrow. I have 40 more I can put up at the moment, that will bring the total to 50. In addition to this, I have 30 more I’m waiting on being written, when that is done, that will bring the total to 80.
I may even consider putting up some quick 250 word Ezine Articles as well…I really want to see these Hubs start making some cash, so I’m going to do whatever it takes to make the hubs I do have profitable!
Earnings For Today:
Today was a good day for affiliate sales, I had 6 sales for a total of $113.20:
3 Sales for Site#3, 1 Sale for Site#1, 1 sale for a sniper site and 1 sale for my main sniper site
Today I was out for most of the day taking care of some things then went out for my friend’s 30th b-day, got back at like 2am so I didn’t have much time to work on the business…nevertheless, I was able to outsource 10 articles which will become Infobarrels. I still have to outsource 30 more though, at which point I’ll have all my Infobarrel’s outsourced.
I’ve gotten back the 40 articles I outsourced yesterday, these guys are quick….so I’ve got that to post up to Infobarrel, I also still have 20 Hubs that I had outsourced that I still need to put up.
It will be interesting to see what happens once I have all these Infobarrel backlinks in place…I’m even considering doing additional backlinks with Ezine Articles @ 250 words each…but I’ll see what happens with the Infobarrels first.
So today I went and uploaded the remaining 12 hubs from yesterday to make for a grand total of 100 hubs uploaded….
After I did that, I started doing some keyword research to find new keywords for hubs. It took a bit of time, but I was able to find enough keywords to use for hubs for both today and tomorrow.
Now when I picked this latest topic to write about I wasn’t too keen on writing about it. If you don’t have any idea what it is, it takes quite some time to figure out all the lingo and write a meaningful article for it. I originally had no intention of going into forex, insurance or taxes as even thought they pay highly, I would find it boring to write about…however I decided if that’s where the money is, I should at least give it a shot.
So, I began writing….I ended up writing 4 articles and then realized there was no way I’d be getting 20 of these done in the time I had left, each article required quite a bit of research. So, I decided that I’d go ahead and OUTSOURCE the articles! What I used was a service called “Human Rewriter”, it’s gotten some good reviews on the WF and the content is apparently re-written by people from the U.S.
It cost me on average $3.75 per 480 word article….What I did was search on Ezine Articles for my keywords, and usually I’d find a bunch of articles. I’d then look for those that are at least 450 words…then I’d check to see if they used the keyword in the body, if they did and the article looked good, I’d copy it, maybe add the kw a few more times, then use that to submit to be re-written.
So I did this for 16 articles as I had already written 4 today….The turn around time is 24-36 hours so I’ll let you all know how well this turns out for me. If it goes well, I can see myself using this in a big way to outsource some of the Hubs…namely the Infobarrels which will serve as backlinks to my Hubs…I can just make them all rewrites of my Hubs. If I am looking to create 150 Infobarrels to backlink to 300 of my Hubs, it would cost me about $560…and if things turn out as they have for Ben ($10 per 100 infobarrels), I’d be not only saving myself 1 week worth of work, but I’d also be getting $15/day once those Infobarrels mature.
It all sounds good, in theory….I’ll have to wait and see how it all turns out…
Earnings For Today:
$62.92 – 1 sniper site sale = $20.03, 1 Sale for Site #3 = $11.04, 1 sale for the main sniper site = $31.85