[Journey] Travel the World by Scaling Niche Sites

Fussballgott

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I'm 20 years old, from Germany, I study Business administration at university and also work at a hotel.

Why do I write this journey?
I like to think that by writing down what you do, you better understand what you're doing and how to improve it. Also, it will be nice looking back at this thread in a few year's time.

What's the goal of the journey?
As the title suggests, to travel the world from the earnings of my sites. I'll finish university in October 2023, at that point in time I want to financially be able to do that.

Why do I want to grow multiple sites at the same time?
I started my first site in English and while it's going much better than expected so far I quickly realized that it would have been much smarter to start a site in german as the competition is much less. For now, I only have 2 sites in my portfolio but I'm planning to add a third one this summer.

My Niche Site Portfolio (as of 11.05.21)
Site 1: (written in English)

Domain bought on 24.01.21
Monetized through Amazon and a few other affiliate programs, all content is purely buyer-oriented, either best... or ... review

Total earnings March 21: 84,64
Amazon: 1,24
other affiliate programs: 83,4

Total earnings April 21: 316,17
Amazon: 19,22
other affiliate programs: 296,95

Site 2: (written in German)
Domain bought on 15.04.21
no content on the site as of yet.

What have I spent so far?
Around 1,5k Euros, on educational content, backlinks, site hosting, plugins, Grammarly, content, ai writing tools, etc.

What's my process?
I design my websites in webflow and export the code to WordPress.
I hired a Filipino writer back in Feb and while his content was good I noticed that my process wasn't good enough yet to source out.
Most of the content is therefore written by me. I purchased the monthly plan on conversion.ai last month to speed up my writing process, it offers 2 seats for team members for free with my plan. The goal for the next months is to develop a good content process that allows outsourcing.

Note: I started a journey before but as I don't like the title of my last journey and I'm now adding more sites to my portfolio I figured I'd like to start fresh.
You can find the old journey here: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/journey-affiliate-blog-spent-462-9-made-17-5.1311603/
 

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Good luck

Advice: don't start with multiple...start with one..believe me..
My first one is already doing pretty good numbers and competition in Germany is much much lower so that's why I'm starting a second site so early.
 

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Hey man! Good luck with your site! We have the same goal, and I also have a journey here, I plan to travel as well, I'm building my own campervan as a side project! Good luck with your project!
 

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Note: I started a journey before but as I don't like the title of my last journey and I'm now adding more sites to my portfolio I figured I'd like to start fresh.


You can always PM an admin for a Title change. Good luck exploring the world.
 

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Which is the other affiliate network you are using ?
It’s a number of very specific networks, can’t share them as they’d probably disclose my niche/site.
Most offer between 10-20%, some of it is recurring.
 

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Hi mate!

Good luck for your Journey! Can I ask you where did you get the Filipino writer?
 

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Really impressive mate. Domain Bought on 24.01.21 but you are earning 300$+ on the 4th Month? Would you mind sharing where you are getting your traffic from? Mostly organic or you are running any ads?
 

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Really impressive mate. Domain Bought on 24.01.21 but you are earning 300$+ on the 4th Month? Would you mind sharing where you are getting your traffic from? Mostly organic or you are running any ads?
Purely organic, I’m averaging around 30 clicks a day for the past month. Commission is $20+ with buyer oriented keywords with close to no competition.
 

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Good luck with your Journey
 

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Did you build any links to your English site?
Had any trouble with indexing so far?

Good luck with your journey!
Thank you, yes I spent about $500 on links, some of them were news sites which should have helped with indexing.
 

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About Me
I'm 20 years old, from Germany, I study Business administration at university and also work at a hotel.

Why do I write this journey?
I like to think that by writing down what you do, you better understand what you're doing and how to improve it. Also, it will be nice looking back at this thread in a few year's time.

What's the goal of the journey?
As the title suggests, to travel the world from the earnings of my sites. I'll finish university in October 2023, at that point in time I want to financially be able to do that.

Why do I want to grow multiple sites at the same time?
I started my first site in English and while it's going much better than expected so far I quickly realized that it would have been much smarter to start a site in german as the competition is much less. For now, I only have 2 sites in my portfolio but I'm planning to add a third one this summer.

My Niche Site Portfolio (as of 11.05.21)
Site 1: (written in English)

Domain bought on 24.01.21
Monetized through Amazon and a few other affiliate programs, all content is purely buyer-oriented, either best... or ... review

Total earnings March 21: 84,64
Amazon: 1,24
other affiliate programs: 83,4

Total earnings April 21: 316,17
Amazon: 19,22
other affiliate programs: 296,95

Site 2: (written in German)
Domain bought on 15.04.21
no content on the site as of yet.

What have I spent so far?
Around 1,5k Euros, on educational content, backlinks, site hosting, plugins, Grammarly, content, ai writing tools, etc.

What's my process?
I design my websites in webflow and export the code to WordPress.
I hired a Filipino writer back in Feb and while his content was good I noticed that my process wasn't good enough yet to source out.
Most of the content is therefore written by me. I purchased the monthly plan on conversion.ai last month to speed up my writing process, it offers 2 seats for team members for free with my plan. The goal for the next months is to develop a good content process that allows outsourcing.

Note: I started a journey before but as I don't like the title of my last journey and I'm now adding more sites to my portfolio I figured I'd like to start fresh.
You can find the old journey here: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/journey-affiliate-blog-spent-462-9-made-17-5.1311603/
Good luck!!

Failure will help you survive for long run.
 

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Good luck

Advice: don't start with multiple...start with one..believe me..
If you outsource the content - start with multiple. If not - start with one, scale it to the height you want (minimum 30 articles imo), then move to the next.

Looks like this guy will be outsourcing since he spend 1500€ already lel
 
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