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Care to share where do you sourcing your writers & how much on average it's costing you?
 

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September update coming soon? :)
coming tonight :)
15$/1000 is insanely cheap. Is it actual content or just bullshit? If it is actual content, then you should invest your life savings lol
No, it's good content. But obviously, it's not easy finding skilled writers at that rate. I think I went through 150+ applications and about 10 paid test articles until I found her.

I posted another job post 2 days ago but wasn't able to find a good writer yet. So far I have received about 70 applications, will update here if I find another writer.
 

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Pretty happy with the revenue in September, the amazon income is continuing to rise nicely every month. The revenue from the other aff programs continues to fluctuate. The reason for that is that the products are high-ticket items, in September I only sold 3 products, each with a commission of about 100 bucks. Two sales less and my total revenue would be less than half so nothing you can really count on.

The redesign of the site is almost finished now, all old articles are rewritten and a few new articles are written. I also applied to ezoic last week and got approved on Friday. I also plan to move my hosting from siteground to ezoic. I'll try to get that all set up over the next month.
 

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What's your experience with Ezoic? Some mention that site becomes slower after installing their ads.
 

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What's your experience with Ezoic? Some mention that site becomes slower after installing their ads.
I haven’t turned on the ads yet as ezoic needs to connect with my Google account first and that seems to take a while. I definitely expect my site to get slower as there’s more to be loaded but it shouldn’t be to the extent that it impacts my visitors.
 

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I was very busy with university this month, that's why the update is only coming today.

Overall a solid month in earnings, not much progress was done on the site. I started earning a few cents with ezoic, but as I haven't set up any placeholders for the ads yet they don't show up much, and seem to mainly show up on the homepage.

My domain didn't get approved for google ads, unfortunately, but that seems to be common currently. I see a lot of people report that their domain got disapproved by google without reason so I'm confident that this is only a bug in their system and plan to reapply soon.

This month I should be able to pump out a good amount of content.
 
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I was very busy with university this month, that's why the update is only coming today.

Overall a solid month in earnings, not much progress was done on the site. I started earning a few cents with ezoic, but as I haven't set up any placeholders for the ads yet they don't show up much, and seem to mainly show up on the homepage.

My domain didn't get approved for google ads, unfortunately, but that seems to be common currently. I see a lot of people report that their domain got disapproved by google without reason so I'm confident that this is only a bug in their system and plan to reapply soon.

This month I should be able to pump out a good amount of content.
Nice! Have you tried ezoic?
 

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I was very busy with university this month, that's why the update is only coming today.

Overall a solid month in earnings, not much progress was done on the site. I started earning a few cents with ezoic, but as I haven't set up any placeholders for the ads yet they don't show up much, and seem to mainly show up on the homepage.

My domain didn't get approved for google ads, unfortunately, but that seems to be common currently. I see a lot of people report that their domain got disapproved by google without reason so I'm confident that this is only a bug in their system and plan to reapply soon.

This month I should be able to pump out a good amount of content.
Good stuff mate! Almost breaking even according to Sept update! :)

How much have you spent in backlinks so far?
 

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Nice! Have you tried ezoic?
I'm still trying to figure everything out with them so I'm not sure how I feel about ads so far. I'll probably write a separate post in like a month covering everything around ezoic. I'm also in the process of transferring my site to them to use their free hosting so if I decide to stay with ezoic moving forward it's a double win for me as I get free hosting and get paid for ads.
Good stuff mate! Almost breaking even according to Sept update! :)

How much have you spent in backlinks so far?
Not too sure tbh, I've bought a few link packages from the marketplaces when I first bought the domain, probably around $500-750. According to ahrefs the domain has a dr of 15 and 180 referring domains.

November will be the first month the site cracks the $1000 mark. A company I've written a review about in February and rank #1 for on google has released a new product that retails for almost 2k. I've inserted a new paragraph at the top of my old post explaining that I'm currently updating the post and put an affiliate link to the features page of the new product. Since the start of November when the new product launched and today I got 7 sales from that link, each worth about $200 in commission.

In total those 7 sales have made me 1550 USD so far, all from an outdated post review post that links to the sellers product page. Thats probably the easiest and dumbest money I've ever made :D
 

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Nice job, mate. I am sort of doing what you do...just 10 years ahead of you. I am 30 and a "digital nomad" if you want, having a full-time income (and more) on content websites. Also European.

One tip I can give you is to try to find a "base". Meaning that you should not try to live in Vietnam two weeks, Thailand two weeks, Philippines a month, Mexico next month and so on. It will wear you out and make you very tired. Try to find a city you like; get friends, a social network and a GOOD coworking space - then you'll enjoy. ;) Traveling the world looks fun on Youtube, but is quite bad in real life.

You're crushing it now. Please DO NOT start a second project before this one holds enough money to really support your dream. That's my main tip. I wasted my early 20s jumping from one project to another not really focusing on one thing.
 

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Nice job, mate. I am sort of doing what you do...just 10 years ahead of you. I am 30 and a "digital nomad" if you want, having a full-time income (and more) on content websites. Also European.

One tip I can give you is to try to find a "base". Meaning that you should not try to live in Vietnam two weeks, Thailand two weeks, Philippines a month, Mexico next month and so on. It will wear you out and make you very tired. Try to find a city you like; get friends, a social network and a GOOD coworking space - then you'll enjoy. ;) Traveling the world looks fun on Youtube, but is quite bad in real life.

You're crushing it now. Please DO NOT start a second project before this one holds enough money to really support your dream. That's my main tip. I wasted my early 20s jumping from one project to another not really focusing on one thing.
Thank you for sharing your story. Knowing others have achieved this before is motivating.
 

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Bildschirmfoto 2021-11-28 um 09.32.58.pngI finally got everything together to turn ezoic ads on. The site still loads fast and I'm yet to turn on ezoic leaps on so that should make my site load even faster.

Ads don't make me a lot yet but that has mainly to do with low pageviews. I hover around 100 pageviews per day so that would mean I'd make anywhere from 20-30 dollars per 1000 views. I believe that's a pretty good number considering I just turned ads on as this number should grow over time as ezoic continues to further optimize the ads.
 
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