Sorry for the delay on doing the update. I am trying to put my niche marketing demo results up by the 20th of each month. However, I am eternally behind schedule. But, I believe if your schedule is ever empty for more than an evening, you’re not working enough.
I’ve had a few requests about how he niche was doing this week, so I thought I’d post my update here.
Let’s get to it.
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In the first 2 updates the site had made $280.41 in the first 54 days and $2323.79 within 3 months respectively. That total has now exceeded $5000.
In fact here is the exact amount as of Nov 21: $5633.75
Here are the screens of that: (add up both amounts for the total).
As you can see from my last update I’ve added a new affiliate program on the site that is doing decently for me. In fact, it’s much better than the 2 others I removed (bottom 2 with low conversions).
In just 8 days it has pulled me in almost $250 on top of my sales from the other affiliate products still converting well. It looks like a sure keeper.
I got rid of the 2 affiliate program that you can see in screenshot 1 that only had a couple of sales each as they were converting at an abysmal pace.
I recently fired up Keyword Snatcher again (I review it here by the way) and found a flurry of little ranked and known keywords that I can easily rank for. The keywords aren’t exactly perfect but close enough that I can do same great stuff with them.
It’s leading me to believe it’s time for a spin-off site based on the same industry. I really want $20,000/month from the niche and I am now approaching over $3,000/monthly. I haven’t fully decided if I want to build a second site in the same niche or not yet, but, I am leaning that way. Plus, I never like putting all of my eggs in one basket.
I know my goal of $20,000 monthly isn’t far fetched, it’s just going to take time, more writing and just a little more work. Basically from the traffic I am getting now I can assess how much more traffic I’d need to get to increase conversions. I need about 7 times more traffic to reach my goals.
Traffic+conversions = sales. Never forget that. You need both. You need to be ranking for keywords you want to rank for and you need to convert those rankings into sales.
Again, more writing , more keyword rankings and simply improving any keyword rankings that I have that are not quite where I want them.
You can see my results for November alone:
So the $2451.79 plus $ 247.88 =$2699.67 in November so far. With 8 days left I should far exceed $3,000/month in this niche market.
The Current Writing & The Future
I’m pretty busy with many other things right now so I hired a writer who is going to start cranking out about 10-15 additional articles for me per week. I am currently up to 54 posts of which I wrote some and again I hired out some from Iwriter & Fiverr, cheaply.
As far as converting the sales I wrote this the other day teaching you how to convert more of your traffic into sales.
Overall I feel pretty happy in the niche. Sometimes I wish could clone myself though as I’d hit these goals much faster.
The hardest part with this project for me so far has been two-fold. Time and control.
I like to do everything myself and I hate outsourcing. But, I am learning to outsource to get more done. I am really learning to love letting writers do more of my work and I can always just go back and tweak and proof read.
As far as time goes, the summer and up until now has been CRAZY. I broke my foot as many of you know and at the same time we just moved into a new home. The combo has been somewhat brutal. But, we’re in now and I am getting my stuff back on track.
It’s life, it’s the way it is sometimes and we just have to adapt and make things happen.
A Special Note To You
Look, this niche has been good to me. Many haven’t been in the past, I dropped them and moved on. This isn’t setup to brag, to discourage or to be negative in anyway. I am putting this out there to show you that simple niche markets still and always will have money in them. I am doing this to uplift you and help motivate you to do more. If you’re willing to work at it and grow you can do this.
Don’t expect overnight riches, this site took 54 days to earn just under $300. However since then it’s gone up nicely. In order to make more money with this market I will need to put in some more time and work and yes, effort. Any niche you get into will need to be scaled up this way as well.
You can do this.
In the near future I’ll release another update of the site plus I’ll keep you notified of any changes I make as I go forward.
Enjoy and go get your niche sites going!
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