How I Made An Extra $14,500 In 5 Months
Ok guys, I’m back with my niche results after just 5 months in one niche with one new website.
The niche is growing and I am going to sit down and chart it’s future sometime this week. This is again, modeled after what I teach in Niche 60.
If you haven’t read my previous writes-ups on the subject here they are. They explain exactly what I did to find my search terms and how I built the site.
Here are the lifetime stats for the site. Pardon screen shot 2 as it’s hard t get a great overall shot from that account because of the way it’s setup.
Now add in the other product I am promoting on the site:
You can see that the site has come a long way since it’s inception.
Traffic has increased month after month and continues to climb.
I now rank for 3,050 keywords (most of which were unplanned).
I had a question come in a couple of weeks ago asking me what I did to get so many keywords ranked with a limited amount of posts. The truth is some of the posts I planned to include a few keywords to rank for, but, the bulk of the rankings just came from writing detailed write-ups on the subject.
Let me give you an example: Let’s say you are going to verbally teach someone how to do something. If you simply said step 1, do this, step 2 do that but didn’t detail it, you’d have less words in the conversation. The person you were teaching would probably not understand what to do as well.
However, if you said; step 1 do this and then explained exactly how to do it down to the finest detail you would have spoken many words. This same concept applies to your writing. Not only does it help make more sense for your audience, but, the search engines see all of those juicy terms and phrases that get searched that even tools (including keyword planner) do not pick up. I explain this concept in detail at my post about creating a good blog post.
I have been slowly adding new posts as I mentioned in the past. The detailed ones I am writing, but, I am also using Iwriter for the basic stuff and tweaking their work to sound better, look better and include my touch.
I haven’t fully decided yet, but, I am likely going to build a small Facebook community on the subject soon. Like I said, I am not 100% on board with going social in it right now, but, I might.
I have found in many experiments that social is good, but more money comes from search. The reason is, is because it’s much more targeted. 1000 clicks from the search engines are always going to make you more money than 1000 clicks from Facebook and it’s not even close.
However, Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter allow you to build communities which help overall success and can just be a nice supplemental source for traffic.
I’ll let you guys know in the next update what route I take the site. Right now I am leaning towards getting social on it.
I plan to use Keyword Snatcher again to uncover more terms that I am probably missing (there are thousands) and as I mentioned in the past, these terms are generally easy to rank for without a shred of link building.
I will add a minimum of 1-3 posts per month to the site going forward (more if I have time).
I am sitting down this week to do an update on Niche Blitzkrieg and sketch out new additions to Niche 60 so these 2 things will take some time. So I will be very limited in my current work on the niche site. Again, hiring a writer will help with that issue and since it doesn’t cost much, it’s more than worth it.
I am also going to start another niche site (already started actually), which I may actually share with you guys once it’s ranking. Part of me is still saying not to do this, because it just brings in the people who can’t think for themselves and purposely harm other people’s hard work. We’ll see, as I am not sure it’s something I want to share, but, I haven’t ruled it out.
I might take a small study group only who I give access to it and break down everything in detail for them if hat is something people are interested in. Again, I have to think deeply about it though.
I created an affiliate theme, with an AWESOME crew, that I am putting the final touches on. These guys can code like beasts.
I simply got tired of changing themes constantly so I wanted one that works everywhere and right out of the box and be extremely versatile but newbie friendly. I’ll be releasing that soon — trust me, you’ll hear about it.
I have the designs sketched out for a product conversion tool as well and I’ll have it created and marketed sometime during 2014.
My biggest focus right now is on what I said I few days ago (you can read that here). I am having some mind blowing life changes right now and I thank God daily for the ability to seek peace on the stormy seas we all face.
Again, as I always point out in these posts, none of this is to brag. I am simply just a man and all of the talents that I have are learn-able. Apply yourself, go after what YOU want, not what I want.
Go in the direction that you feel you should go and build it and keep going.
Building niche sites might come easy for some or hard for some. As time goes by, no matter what you do, you’ll get better and grow more if you simply strive to do it.
Repetition grows success, skills and a closer walk to perfection.
I came into the world of niche creation with none of the skills needed and have learned and applied and grown.
Not every project is awesome or perfect and I’ve failed countless times.
Not every niche turns out the way you want, whether by chance or by poor planing. If a niche fails learn why.
- Not enough planning?
- No traffic?
- Poor conversions?
Figure out what went wrong and try again.
Work hard and then learn to work smart, but, continue to work hard, smartly? Make sense? 😉
Just go after it today and build the site that YOU want to build, but do it!
If you’re not a member of Niche 60 and let me help you build your first niche to a success.