My Niche Blog Update — Now: $2323.79
A month ago I put out a report on a site of mine I created that started cranking out some nice profit for me (you can read about that here and I’ll show you what I did step by step).
The nice news is my results have increased exponentially. The site has now brought in $2323.79 in under 3 full months.
Here are the stat shots: (Sorry for the watermarks but I’ve had people steal my images before…)
Conversion Rate: 6.85%
Here Is October’s Outlook So Far:
As you can see the bulk of my sales occurred in October. This is great news as it means the site is getting more popular. I also added 3rd affiliate program to the site in late September.
The only bad result is that the 3rd affiliate program I’ve added isn’t converting very well so I’ll probably get rid of it at the end of the month.
My conversions have been pretty good (over 6%) as anything over 2% is considered good in my book. The reason I have such high conversions is because I am following my own tips on conversions here. I am not sure I can improve those numbers but I am going to try to do so by adding some more large click-able images and by adding more sales type posts rather than informative.
Let’s take a peek at my traffic stats for the site. Keep in mind nearly all of my traffic is organic from search.
As you can see I am ranking for about 1240 keywords. Most of these are not by design, it’s just from making sure that my posts are on topic and that I am fully explaining the subject to my audience as I teach here. Each post I made focused on 1 main keyword phrase and I did this knowing full well that if I explain my subject I’ll rank for those additional keywords.
At the end of the graph you can see I have a small dip in traffic. This is due to some of my keywords fluctuating as normally happens in search especially for young sites.
I added only 6 posts since September 20th even though I have many more planned. Adding more posts will greatly help increase my traffic and sales.
I also plan to rank better in Bing. Currently the site isn’t ranking very well in Bing. The reason? I don’t have a ton of backlinks built to it so far. Bing loves links and lots of them and until I ramp up the link building I’ll b a bit lower in Bing. I am not sure when I’ll do my next round of link building, but, for now I am enjoying the sites success.
For keyword research I again used Keyword Snatcher to find several low volume but easily rank-able search terms in my niche.
Again, my link building was done using Rank Crew and getting a few additional links outside for indexing purposes early on. I could have done all of this manually as I teach in Niche Blitzkrieg, but I wanted to save myself some time.
I do have one disappointment with the site.
I haven’t worked on it as much as I would have liked. Between the broken ankle, which is now finally about 80% and preparing to move, this has kept me busy and from making the money I want out of this niche. I know the $2300+ is still good and I’m not complaining by any means, but I always strive for better results and I WILL get them.
I think overall the site is pretty successful and I think that anyone who puts their mind to building their site and ranking it can do this! I am creating some training over at www.niche60.com that will help anyone who wants it and I also have Niche Blitzkrieg which I highly recommend of course. Keep in mind that both sets of training can be combined.
I feel good about the content of the site. I feel as though I accomplished making a very nice site in the niche.
I want to take this niche up to $20,000/month or more. I fully believe it’s possible. I plan to do this by simply increasing my traffic. The site is currently averaging around $85 per day which equates to around $2550 per month. So I’ll need to significantly increase my traffic to hit my goals.
Again, I fully believe it’s possible and I’ll be buckling down to hit those goals.
This post is short and sweet but I simply wanted to update you on how the sit is doing and offer you some encouragement. If you put your mind to it, you can do whatever you want — so do it!
Personal Note: In December I’ll be starting a brand new podcast and maybe have some other surprises for you guys/gals. You asked for moire of me and darn it you’re going to get it
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