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Day 108 – Big Adsense Day

August 21st, 2009

I think I may have spoke too soon when I had mentioned my earnings seem to be staying the same, at least as far as my adsense is concerned…it’s not much, but it seems to have gone up a bit due to increased revenue from my Hubpages and Infobarrels.  Today I was able to make $15.87 in Adsense revenue.

Over the last week, my average adsense income has been $56.30…Last month I made $143.83 in adsense…if this trend continues that would come out to $225/month.  Not a huge for the work put in, but it’s something.

Today I was able to get a 4th Adsense sniper done as well as submit the UAW article for this and the adsense sniper from yesterday.  I now have 4 adsense snipers completed and what I’ve been finding is that they have all been ranking on the 2nd page.

I’m going to have to do some more backlinking in addition to UAW to get them all to the front page, my intention now is to make use of SENuke to build up a network of sites linking to it, a link wheel that is.  I’ve already written up a spun article which I can use as a SENuke submission for my first 2 sniper sites, I’m going to try doing about 2 submissions of SENuke per site and then go in and internlink all the Web 2.0 properties together and see how that works out.

I already know from my previous experience with SENuke on one of my authority sites that it does a good job of getting your site’s pages from page 2-3 of Google up to page 1, so I’ll see how well this works out for these adsense snipers.

As I mentioned before, I’m not going to be pumping out these adsense snipers like I was with my CB snipers, I’m going to focus more on backlinking to ensure that each one is successful.

Earnings For Today:

  • $22.84 – Site #3 Sale
  • Adsense = $15.87 (Hubs = $5.57, Infobarrels = $5.85)
  • Hops = 265(new) / 506 (old)

-Mike

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Day 93 – Hubs Ezines And Snipers

August 6th, 2009


You MUST listen to this guy’s music if you haven’t already…Ronald Jenkees

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
  • Hops = 209(new) / 418(old analytics)

-Mike

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Day 91 – 2 $100+ Days In A Row

August 4th, 2009


I.. DRINK..YOUR… MILKSHAKE!

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…

-Mike

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Day 90 – Decided To Start Snipers Up Again

August 3rd, 2009


Haha, Michael Cera…

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.
  • 251 hops(new), 480 hops(old)
  • Adsense = $4.69 (hubs – $2.43)

-Mike

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Day 87 – Niche Devil

July 31st, 2009


LOL @ 2:50!

Ok, so for the first half of the day I got 20 articles outsourced, but then in the second half of the day, I came across something which I just couldn’t ignore and which is going to be changing my strategy for the next few days…

Vic from Blogger Unleashed has released a program called Niche Devil…it just came out on the 29th and it’s something even Grizzly is mentioning.  What the program does is it allows you to setup a new website in under a minute (36 seconds in the demo video) which will pre-load it with Ebay/Amazon or Chitika…it will also take an article you provide (700-1000 words) and pull sections out from it, and spin it, inserting your main kw in it to create unique content.

This is similar to BANS was, except this leaves no footprint.

The idea here is to setup A TON of these sites as .infos(Vic suggests infos) and get them indexed and earning money…seeing as how easy they are to setup, it can be very easy to get up 100+ of these sites.

Here’s the link to the site if you want to check it out: Niche Devil (Vic is selling this for the next 14 days only)

Now I’ve already picked this up and started to work on this…I’m going to pump out 100 of these sites relatively quickly and see what happens.  I’ve alerady done some keyword research and found a little over 50 keywords to use, I’m going to register these as $1 .info’s and set them up with Ebay/Amazon and see what happens.  If this works out, I’ll be splitting my time between this and Hubpages.

Here’s my plan of action, you might want to follow this if you’re having a go yourself:

1.  Use Google Product Search to find possible product niches that I can earn comissions off of on Ebay.

2.  After repeatedly hitting “search”, once I’ve found a keyword that looks like it will bring in some good commissions, I’ll do a search for it in the Google KW Research Tool.

3.  I’ll check that the CPC is decent(preferably $1+, optimally $3+, but at times I’ll go with $0.60+) and look for keywords with 1k+ exact searches.

4.  With these keywords, I’ll search for them in quotes and preferably find keywords with under 30k competition and a front page that has a few PR N/A’s, 0’s, 1’s or 2’s.(I’ve found some keywords with as much as 18k, 33k and even 49k exact searches/month that I can potentially rank for)

5.  Make a list of 50-100 keywords then begin creating the sites.

For site creation you just need to upload some files via ftp, then access the setup.php file, giving it your main kw and 10 subkeywords…Once you’ve done that and create it, you then only need to ping it and submit it to BMD and you’re done O_O.

This looks like an easy way to earn some cash and and diversify my portfolio…so for the next few days, I’m going to be focusing mainly on this… we’ll see what happens…

Earnings For Today:

  • 2 Sales from sniper sites = $54.24
  • 221 hops (new analytics) 443 (old analytics)
  • Adsense = $4.96 (some hub income there)

Tomorrow I’ll be posting up some detailed totals for the month, including how much I’ve earned from Hubpages/Infobarrel..

-Mike

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Day 86 – Found A More Efficient Way Of Doing Things

July 30th, 2009


Ya, that’s really his voice, he’s good…

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)
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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

-Mike

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Day 84 – Setting Up More Real Estate

July 28th, 2009

Ok, so today I spent the day putting up more backlinks to my hubs via Infobarrels…I was able to get 30 up which leaves me with 40 more Infobarrels left to put up. These 40 are all done at this point, they’ve been outsourced…so they are ready to go.

One thing that kind of annoyed me though when putting these up is they removed a bunch of my links to Hubpages.. They don’t like it when you link to your site at the bottom of the article as you would in Ezines…it seems like they would prefer you work your links into the body instead. So I had to go back and find ways to get my links into the body in the natural flow of the article.

Now I tried for the hell of it a search on one of my keywords where I just put up an Infobarrel and noticed that it was already appearing on page 1 of Google for it’s keyword! I haven’t checked many of them, but hopefully the same will be happening for other Infobarrels and this will be the start of my web properties ranking well enough to generate me some clicks.

Earnings For Today:

  • $27.12- 1 sale from a sniper site
  • Hops = 537
  • Adsense = $3.66

BTW, this month looks like it’s going to be the month of refunds…I can’t believe just how many I’ve had (13) and today I just got 2 more, almost $300 worth 🙁  This is why it’s good to have some Adsense income where you don’t have to worry about refunds stealing away your income.

-Mike

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Day 83 – Hubpage Backlinking

July 27th, 2009


Hahah! This guys great…

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:

  1. 10 approved articles with minimal inappropriate content OR 50 approved quality edits.
  2. 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
  • Hops = 477
  • Adsense = $4.06 (Good chunk from Hubpages)

-Mike

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Day 79 – This Could Be Big…

July 23rd, 2009

OK…I’ve gone and done something which feels like a VERY,VERY big step..

It feels like I’ve stepped into a new level of game by having done this…but now that I’ve done it, I’m starting to see how much better and faster things are going to be progressing from here on out…

I’ve decided that from now on, I am NOT going to write ANY articles.  That’s right…no more writing for me, I am now going to be outsourcing EVERYTHING.

I’ve gone ahead and put down 1k for outsourcing to Human Rewriter…it’s a big step and I’m pretty much doing it on faith at the moment, to be honest, as all I have to go on is having seen Ben’s success with this method.

Now it wasn’t easy to put this money down, but once I did and started seeing how quickly and easily I was getting work done, I started realizing that if this thing works out, this could very well lead to me getting a  full time income a lot quicker than I had previously thought!

Now with the average Hubpage being around 450-500 words, I’m finding that this translates to a cost of around $3.75 per outsourced article for the Hubs.  Considering you get a 20% bonus when you invest 1k, that’s 1,200 points which will likely yield me 320 Hubs/Infobarrels.

Now part of the reason I’ve been able to put down so much is because I’m making 2k/month…essentially my business is funding itself here…I can tell you that once your business’ income hits around $500/month though, you will reach the point where you start considering outsourcing seriously and becoming more comfortable with spending large amounts on it.

This is something I’ve worked my way into..not too long ago if you look at my archives, you’ll see I was quite reluctant to do ANY outsourcing whatsoever!

Now the reason I went with Human Rewriter is because I’ve been impressed with their level of writing…there have been times where the articles I got back were written BETTER than the source article.  Also, they don’t just rewrite sentence by sentence, they also change the structure while still maintaining the ideas that are trying to be conveyed.  This is why I think their work turns out so well..

Also, I don’t know if you’re put on a priority queue if you invest a lot, but my wait time has been reduced to 1-8 hours from 24-36…In fact, today I submitted 12 articles to be outsourced and I ended up getting 4 of them back before I was done submitting the lot!

One of the most important things I feel when outsourcing for Web 2.0 properties like Hubs is that you outsource to a place which is going to product decently written articles…You don’t want the grammatically incorrect drivel that sometimes gets passed through at Ezine Articles…You need these Web 2.0 properties to stand the test of time, if I hadn’t found a company that pops out well written articles  all the time like these guys, I would not have felt comfortable enough to outsource like this and take my game to a new level…

Now as for what I did today, as I mentioned earlier, I submitted 12 articles to be outsourced…I wasn’t able to do more work than that as I had some other things I needed to take care of, I’ve got 2 birthdays I’m going to be going to tomorrow and day after.

So now I’m going to be spending a lot more of my time just doing keyword research and looking for good keywords to turn into hubs….if all goes well, I’ll probably put down more money to continue the outsourcing.

The way I look at it is, if I spend 2k to outsource a mix of 640 hubs/infobarrels, lets say 210 Infobarrels and 430 Hubs , if this ends up yielding me a $100/day revenue stream, would it not be worth the 2k invested?

Of course it would!

The only thing is, most people don’t reach this level due to one or several of the following reasons:

#1. FEAR – This includes being afraid to invest time in your business and not get any return out of it (note, it’s all part of the process and necessary, you will eventually see returns) , Being afraid of outsourcing, being afraid of building a website, being afraid of building more than X number of websites, being afraid of putting up Web 2.0 properties because they might get shut down, being afraid of doing Adsense because you might get banned and lose all your money, being afraid of building sniper sites because they might not last in the SERPS, being afraid of writing X number of articles and not seeing any money come of it…etc, etc…

This all needs to STOP.  Stop fearing, it is crippling and halts ALL progress..If you want to make it in this business, you NEED to conquer this, no exceptions.

#2. Not putting forth the required work effort (and it is WAYY more than you think…you need to put forth concentrated effort on a DAILY basis..you won’t get anywhere until you realize that it must be DAY BY DAY, absolutely NO skipping days…that breaks momentum.)

#3. Not thinking BIG enough!  You need to put out tons and TONS of content out on the web if you want to see profits…You can’t just sit on your 3, 10 or 15 sites, you need to start thinking bigger…either turn those into massive authority sites, start pumping out articles like mad promoting them, or start pumping out tons more of those same type of websites, HUNDREDS of them…whatever model you prescribe to, you need to be looking at taking it to the extreme, that’s the one constant with everyone who’s made a full time income online.

That’s it…seriously!  It all comes down to that so keep these 3 points in mind.

Earnings For Today:

  • $63.77 – 2 sales for sniper sites, 1 sale for site #2
  • Hops = 515
  • Adsense = $2.07

-Mike

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