So, I just got back from my week in Las Vegas and time to get back into work 100%. Becker has been working hard on making the site look nice and starting the newsletter :). I have a few things in mind for this blog to work on this month but I think I will continue doing income reports since I really enjoyed those when I first started reading and learning about IM world and because they allow to give an update on things I have planned for the blog or if my earnings are staying consistent which is what people seem to always worry about.
So, to start off with, here’s my income report for July.
Adsense $3,119. As you can see from the image, July was a weird roller coaster. The first half of July my 2 biggest websites lost rankings for a few important keywords for no apparent reason. I had many days under $100… even during the week! Things picked up by July 25 when I reached a new milestone of $164 and so far for the first week in August things are very strong. I did a few backlinks to some of these keywords but most of them just got back their “normal” ranking after 2-3 weeks without any “help” from me. I guess I just had a random google dance for a few keywords that happened around the same time.
Infolinks – $202 Wow, infolinks is starting to kick ass for the website I use it on. For some reason it never affected my adsense earnings on that specific website and now it’s starting to have a pretty good ecpm that is beating adsense some days… This site was unaffected by the 2 week Google dance I mentioned in the adsense section.
CPA offer $30
Total of 3,516 off non internet marketing niches.
Semrush payment $60
Hostgator $675 (big payment, this was from the month of April)
Article Ranks $52
The best spinner $40
The Keyword Academy $295
Total of $1,122 off this website and
Grand total of $4,638.
Not much else to say on this topic :).
Ongoing Case Study
I’m currently doing the case study of 5 domains registered at a similar time and each of them contain 5 articles and have aged for about 2 months. One domain is getting backlinks from UAW, the other AMR, the third UAW + AMR, the fourth linkamotion and the fifth Article Samurai. So far only the one with AMR backlinks have breached the top 100… I heard Article Samurai also sends article to the UAW network so ideally it should beat the domain that only has UAW links. We shall see… Since I was in the beta when it was announced I did an article samurai review domain since the EMD was available, I wanted to see how easy/hard it is to rank highly for these launches against other people doing IM and having the EMD’s on the first page. For now Article Samurai is at least $100/month (and will probably go higher once the doors open) and I’m not sure the price is justified. They say they have 50k+ blogs from multiple networks…
Other Things I am Working On
For future posts, I currently am planning on making the beginner guides more user friendly and take the comments into account when I remake them. Becker also suggested to add more videos to them too.
I’m also currently writing a big keyword research ebook that should go much further then just finding keywords but finding a big passion website you must enjoy working on. I currently have a few case studies in it about similar big success websites that I frequently visit related to my various hobbies past and present (and they are not obvious shit like Facebook or Youtube that we all know about). I’m probably not going to give this for free but for a cheap amount, especially for people that follow http://thelinkback.com. It’s currently at 5,000 words, not sure when I will complete it, probably after the beginner guides are made more friendly/informative. My goal with this is to kinda judge the interest in a “product” that takes me many hours to complete and also I’m hoping to eventually sell it as a WSO or other similar stuff to see how popular it is and if it brings more people to this blog. It’s a test in itself to see the interest in something like this.
Well that’s it for my income report, let me know if you have any questions or topics you would like me to cover in the future, I just might :).
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Seems to me you’re doing quite well for yourself.
Not been a fan of spinning articles. I like to write unique content and then maybe change things a bit manually.
I did that for a while to be honest, well before The best spinner came out and made things so easy… If you are using articles for backlinks I don’t 100% believe that each duplicate article with the same links loses value but I often do spinning since it’s required by some of the networks I use.
I was living in Vegas for about 6 months, too bad you didn’t visit 1 month ago. 😉
My questions is on infolinks. Is there a specific reason you just add that to one website vs the others?
Is this something we should just test for ourselves?
Ya it is definitely something to test out. On most of my websites infolinks adds a bit of income but I’m not convinced my adsense earnings are left untouched so I often try it on and off for a bit. The one website that made most of that $200 from infolinks somehow works really well with it. I guess it’s partly the theme and the niche or something.
Alex, i’m gald to hear that you earnings are going great after that downslide… how many websites are you handling right now to have these earnings? also i wanted to ask you about this bookmark plugin that you guys inserted in the webpage, it is very cool i need one for a new webpage that im going to build.
The plugin is Select Tweet, Like, Google +1 and Share, I started using it after google +1 came out since I was getting annoyed of having seperate plugins for all of these. I use it on a few of my adsense sites too now, mostly the ones that people might actually “like”.
Looking at today, I see about 8 websites that made above $2. But as usual 80% of my income is from 3 or so.
Alex the plugin itself called “select tweet” ? if so from some reason i can’t find it…is this the plugin that should have also twitter/google +! and facebook like all together like you did here on linkback?
Tweet, Like, Google +1 and Share
Unfortunately alex spent 10 grand on X, hookers and a pet tiger while in vegas. He has had to get a part time job at arbys to pay off his incredible debt
Man walking back somewhere alone in Vegas at 5-6am is fucking annoying, hookers constantly hussling me. Even more annoying, it’s the heavy drug using hookers kind and they are not in any way attractive -.-
Happy to see the report 🙂 What is your CTR in adsense(on avg)… Mine is very poor around 2 to 3%…Any tips on how to improve CTR…I am providing good content still my CTR is low…But I have seen Crap websites where is CTR is around 10 to 15%… 🙁
MY citr varies from 2 to 20% depending on the website. Ctr is heavily dependent on your niche and not just your content/theme.
hI Alex, thanks for keeping the income report I like them they are really motivating!
Do you recommend using infolinks for a new site? btw how they pay?
You can give it a try and see how it works, but I would wait until you have a few hundred daily visitors so you can see if it affects your adsense earnings or not. They pay me using paypal which I love, puts some money in my paypal account to pay for all the other IM recurring monthly subscription stuff.
Hi guys, welcome back Alex and thx Becks for the videos .
I have a documentaries website on which i dont have adsense anymore, and i dont know how to monetize it. I have an account on cpa lead, click bank and amazon afiliates. The traffic is around 350-450 per day.
Have any suggestions?
Click my name to see what website i talk about.
I think making your own products or affiliate stuff that you recommend might work well if you do not want to use adsense.
Great stuff guys, the value you and becker are putting on here is SICK!
Just starting out with some affiliate products myself – do you recommend cloaking your affiliate links? If so, what’s the best way to do this?
I do it for easy tracking, pretty links is a free plugin option you can use with wordpress. I use ghost url on this website but it’s not free (that’s my aff link), I bought it as a pre launch offer for like $20 or so. Seemed like a great deal to get something that will always be updated :).