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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 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!  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.  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.  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


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Day 50 – 6 More Sites + Hubpages?

June 24th, 2009

Well, today I again got 2 more websites done…most of the websites I’ve been creating have been getting indexed the very next day, so I’ve been going back and posting up the last review page for those….

Just to refresh your memories, I registered 23 domains in my main sniper niche which are all .net’s….they are for the same keywords I’ve already targeted with .orgs.  I’ve only got 6 more of these sites to do until I’m done creating the .net versions of my already existing .org keyword domains.

I noticed today that one of my new sites I just put up has already gotten a sale today.  It  took 19 hops before getting the 1 sale, but it’s still too early to tell if my new method of writing the sales copy for all these sites is causing improved conversions, or if this is just by luck that I converted a sale so fast…will have to wait and see how my other new sites written in the same fashion do.

Aside from this, I’ve been talking with Ben a bit about Hubpages.  Ben participated in Court’s 100 hubs in 30 days challenge and was quite successful in developing a nice adsense income as a result.  I’ve gotten a  few pointers from him and am considering having another go at it with this new information.  If I can find time in between my sniper site creation, I’m going to see if I can squeeze in some Hubpages.

One thing I did today that was Hubpage related was go back to my 10 Hubpages I created and interlink my hubs a bit.  What I did was the following:

Have Hub 2 link to Hub 1

Have Hub 3 link to Hub 1 and 2

Have Hub 4 link to Hub 1,2 and 3

Have Hub 5 link to Hub 1,2,3 and 4

Have Hub 6 link to Hub 1,2,3,4 and 5

Have Hub 7 link to Hub 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Have Hub 8 link to Hub 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7

Have Hub 9 link to Hub 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8

Have Hub 10 link to Hub 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9

Now apparently you’re allowed only 2 external links, but there is no limit on the # of links to your own hubs.  With this backlinking method, there are only 1 way links, however the linking is not evenly distributed and Hub 10 is left with no links.  I’ll be doing this though unless I can come up with any better linking strategy between the hubs.

Another tip I got was to target keywords as low as 200 exact would certainly be a lot easier to rank for such keywords…

Earnings For Today:

  • $67.01 – 1 Sale from Site#2 $20.04, 1 Sale from a sniper site in Site#2’s niche $20.04, 1 Sale from a new site in the main sniper niche $26.93 …..(BTW, I made a total of $568.31 for the week, up from $247.54 from 4 weeks ago)
  • Adsense = $7.75
  • Hops = 512


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Day 8 – UAW And Evil Affiliate Marketers

May 13th, 2009

So now that I just finished those 22 Sniper Sites in that 1 niche, I decided to go and create some backlinks for all of them.  I had already started with some of them so today I was able to do 4 more runs of UAW and thus get backlinks for 8 of the 22 sites (2 sites per UAW posting).

I have 8 more sites left to create links for using UAW which I’ll handle tomorrow, once that’s done, backlinking will be on autopilot for all of those sites and I should at the bare minimum get 20-30 registered backlinks for each website out of the run…possibly 50-60…I’ve scheduled the submission process at 7/day.

Now I wanted to mention something dirty that other affiliate marketers can do to you…

Site Sabotage.

You may remember that some time ago I made a WordPress site that I queued up a bunch of my Ezine Articles to for Site #1…Well, that started ranking for my product’s keyword on page 1.  Now this niche is a seasonal niche and now that it’s summer, there’s a lot more people vying for page 1.  All of a sudden a bunch of brand new sites started popping up for my product keyword and pushing my main website off of the first page.

Another thing that has happened at EXACTLY the same time that these sites started appearing is my WordPress site was banned due to terms of service violation.

You see, WordPress does not like sites on it’s network that have any commercial intent.  That means no affiliate links.  All someone has to do to eliminate some of their competition is flag your WordPress blog and there goes your site.

This same dirty tactic can be used on Hubpages as well….If an affiliate marketer wanted to eliminate some of their competition on the first page for a keyword where there were Hubpages ranking, all they’d have to do is flag the Hub a few times.

Anyway, that’s just a warning to you not to put too much stock in any 1 of these Web 2.0 sites…

Earnings For Today:

  • $4.10 Sale for Site#3
  • Adsense = $1.97
  • Hops for today = 134!

I can’t believe how many hops I’m getting now…I got 81 hops total for my troublesome Sniper Site niche alone, that’s more than what I’d get from my authority sites on a good day!

Still no sales yet for those sites though.  If only the income increased along with these hops I would have double the income :>

Well…I got lucky in finding all these good highly searched keywords that I can rank easily for on the first page….If I can keep on finding these kinds of keywords and have them be profitable, that would be nice…


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