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
Well, today is the 3rd day in a row I’ve had over $100 in total earnings! Here’s the breakdown:
CB Sales = $97.44 (3 sniper site sales, 1 sale from site#1)
Adsense = $6.36 ($4.66 from Hubs)
TOTAL = $103.80
Hops = 274(new)/596(old analytics)
My guess is its a lucky streak as my hops have not gone up at all..
As far as what I did today…man, I really exhausted myself yesterday with 5 snipers and 15 ezines, it was hard to keep up that kind of pace 2 days in a row…today though I did manage to get 4 sniper sites done. I also registered a couple more domains in this new niche so now the total domains I’ll be developing here is around 23 domains. The sites are not ranking yet, although they are indexed, hopefully they will be in a weeks time.
I’m going to try and get these Sniper sites all up ASAP…I want them up early in the month so they have a chance to potentially earn and push my income up a bit higher. Once I’ve got a good chunk of snipers done, I’ll start spending my time on the hubs again and Niche Devil..
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.
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
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
You know, one of the things I’ve realized which was key to me getting all the work I got done with the Sniper sites was developing a system to follow each day…I would set an expectation for what needed to be done for the day and then I’d have checkpoints throughout the day where I would assess how far along I’ve come to reaching my daily goals.
So for instance, near the end when I was making 2 Sniper Sites a day and 10 hubs, this is the schedule I setup for myself (Note: I work late)
Get content for all sniper sites written up in Word format by 9:00pm
From 9-12am put up the 2 Sniper sites and promote them (BMD, RSS etc..)
From 12am-4 or 5am work on writing up 10 Word docs for hub content & then spend 1 hour uploading that to Hubpages and interlinking the Hubs
I knew it would take me around 1 hour to write up the content for each Sniper site, so around 6-7pm I realized it was time to get down to business…
Then when I had written the content by 9, I knew it would take me around 1 hour for each site to be created, setup with posts and promoted, so I knew that if it hit 10pm it was time to get down to business once again…
Finally, I knew that it would take me 1 hour to write 4 articles for hubs, and thus 2 1/2 articles to write the hubs and another 1 hour to submit them and interlink them….So again, I knew that by 1 or 1:30am I needed to buckle down.
The main goal for the day, as well as all the little checkpoints helped keep me on track and getting things done…As time went on, I changed those expectations and pushed myself harder to the point I made 3, 4 and then 6 sniper sites in a day..This is how I did it, this plus getting into the zone and once in the zone, writing non-stop and taking advantage of it.
Now that I’m making hubs full-time, I’ve had to figure out a whole new system to go by..I’m still working on it, but what I do know at this point is that I’m setting the goal of AT LEAST 20 hubs written and uploaded each day. If I can maintain this, I will have 600 hubs by the end of the month.
Now seeing as how I’m going to be entering so many different niches for the hubs, I’ve needed to come up with a strategy for how I’m going to write for so many different topics. I realized that if I try to write on multiple topics in the same day, I will not be able to enter the zone as easily because I’ll have my mind on 2 different subjects.
So I realized I’d need to work on only 1 niche each day…and as for how to write for all these niches I know little about, I’m using a tactic I used a long time ago to create my authority sites, the “Swipe File”
Basically, I go into Ezine Articles, and search for “my niche + tips” and get back a ton of Ezine Articles with nicely laid out tips I can grab. I take them, copy and paste them into a Word file, until I have a massive list of points to draw from. I also go and pull points from regular websites as well…
Once I’ve go a large enough swipe file with enough different points, I then write my hubs, often times picking 3 or 4 points to talk about per hub article….
Now today, I was writing on a topic that I found a good # of points for and a topic which I just found easy to write for and this is what happened while using the swipe file:
As you can see, from about 11:20-2:34 I was able to get 15 450-500 word hubs completed in Word docs…that’s about 5 hubs an hour. A big reason for that speed was due to the swipe file…other things that played a role were the fact that I found the niche easy to write for and I got into the zone…
So today aside from putting up the review pages to a few of my sniper sites that have just now become indexed, I spent the day researching various niches and keywords that I could potentially write Hubpages for. I was told by Ben that a good thing to do is to spread out the Hubpages across many niches, that way you can more readily find which niches are the winners and ones you can focus on…It would definitely suck to make all your sites on 2-3 niches, only to find out they’re all duds..
So far I’ve researched 5 niches for a total of 70 keywords….I’ve also got a few other niches I have yet to dig into and pull keywords out of, I’ll do that tomorrow…Once I feel like I’ve got a nice large list of keywords to work from in various niches, I’m going to begin pumping out the Hubpages en-mass.
One of the things though with this approach is that when spreading out my Hubpages over many niches, it’s going to take me a lot more time and effort to write up the hubs as I have to research that many more niches…In the end though it’s for the better..
Not much else to report…Tomorrow I’ll do a bit more research and begin creating the hubs…
Earnings For Today:
$76.18 – 4 sales from main sniper site niche = $16.61, $16.61, $16.32, $26.64 (All of these sales have come from relatively new sniper sites I made on June 30th/July 8th)
Well, looks like the hops have finally reached past 700, today I clocked in at 716 hops :>
Other than that, I finished off my last 3 sniper sites and now am finally going to be focusing my energy on building hubs…
I’m going to need to spend a good deal of time tomorrow researching various niches to jump into for the hubs. I want to start off putting hubs in as many niches as I can so that I find out which are the good niches to focus on early on.
I’m also going to be outsourcing some UAW articles over the next little bit, gotta go figure out how many articles will need to be outsourced and also come up with what keywords they should target before I outsource them.
Once I’ve got a good idea of what niches are going to be profitable, I’ll start writing the hubs..I’m hoping that after all is said and done, I can pull in at least a solid 2k/month from Clickbank and another 3k/month from Adsense via Infobarrel and Hubpages..
After I do my hubpage and Infobarrel spree, I may then consider other ventures, like possibly creating adsense sniper sites or amazon sites geared around product keywords like what the Niche Market Ninja is doing…But first things first…
I still have a few other possible sniper sites I can create in this niche, although I’m going to keep them on the back burner for now, I need a break from the sniper sites…I’ve created 116 Sniper sites thus far…
Earnings For Today:
3 Sniper site sales, $16.61, $16.61 and $27.12(this one is from a site I put up on the 23rd of June)
Hops = 716
Adsense = $6.49 (Hubpage clicks in here)
Additional Notes For The End Of The Sniper Spree:
Just want to make a note here…George speaks of making somewhere in the range of $200-500 per sniper site, however in my experience after 100 odd sniper sites for keywords with searches per month of 3k-14k EXACT match, this is not the case. Whenever I make these sniper sites, I expect them to at best generate 1-3 sales/month..Out of all my sniper sites I’ve ever created, this has been the norm, and I have a lot of sites ranking in the top 1-5 positions for page#1.
Additionally, I don’t expect to see all my sites bringing in that, usually it’s only like 1/3 of my total sniper sites that bring in those sales each month. That’s not to say only 1/3 are profitable, some sites may only make a sale every other month and who knows, perhaps more sites will become profitable as they age and I generate more backlinks…but this has been my experience thus far.
OK, today I was on a roll and I just kept pumping out Sniper Sites….I really wanted to get these over with so I can start up on the Hubpages, and with that drive, I pumped out 6 full sniper sites today! On average it took me about 30-45 min to write the content and 45-50 min to put up the site, bookmark/rss submit …I was multi-tasking and clicking like crazy… Sometimes you just get into those zones! If you have a strong enough motivation, it’s crazy what you accomplish.
Another reason I as able to get all that work done was because a lot of the sites I was working on were very similar and the posts just needed to be rewritten in slightly different wording for each blog.
Now in addition to that, 1 of my sites from yesterday was indexed on page 1 and I posted up the review page for that.
Earnings For Today:
$116.05 in CB Sales – 2 sales for the main sniper site niche, 1 of the sales is from a new site I put up on the 8th or 9th ( $27.12, $27.13), 2 Sales for Site #3 = $17.98, $4.10, 2 Sales for Site #2 = $19.68, $20.04 (I’m thinking one of the reasons why Site#2 might be doing better might be because I’ve setup an autoresponder to collect emails on my sniper sites and redirect the users to my main authority site in that niche via the msgs (Site #2) …I’m not 100% certain that this is the case though..
Adsense = $7.83
Hops = 659 (finally it’s climbing! And you better continue to…or else)
So today my 4 sniper sites from yesterday were all indexed, 3 were on the front page, 1 was on the second page…I went and uploaded the reviews I had written previously for all sites..
After that, I put up another 3 sniper sites for today and did some inventory on how many more sniper sites I have left to create. Although I can potentially make 18-20 more, I’ve decided that I’m going to only make 9 more sites and call it quits at that point.
I counted up my sites and it looks like when I’m done creating the next 9 sites I’m going to have 96 sniper sites in my main sniper niche and 20 sniper sites in various other niches…that’s a total of 116 sniper sites, crazy!
I’m going to have to do quite a few UAW submissions for all these once I’m done…I’m anxious to see if my hops are going to increase or if my sales are going to increase once I’ve done all my UAW submissions…
I’m going to try and get 4 sniper sites done tomorrow and day after, so that would leave me with Wednesday being the start of me outsourcing UAW and going into Hubpage building full time.
Earnings For Today:
No CB sales today
1 Sale from someone on this site :> $26.80
Adsense = $3.92 ( a good bit of this from Hubpages, from a hub I put up on the 9th)