My first working blog - Journey to $500/month adsense+affiliate

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May i ask what kind of niche of your blog? Not your website or anything, just niche :)). Thanks
 

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I will be focusing more on quality contents, Paids Ads and SEO in my two project i started this year 2021, Hopefully, 2022 is going to be great

Thanks for sharing

Thanks OP
 

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Hat tip: If you get bored after a few month from it, head over to Empire Flippers and sell the site for a fat profit. A few years worth of profit could be possible if someone likes your site :)
 

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May i ask what kind of niche of your blog?
No.
If you get bored after a few month from it, head over to Empire Flippers and sell the site for a fat profit.
I thought about it but decided not to sell. The current revenue is not stable so I won't get the price you'd get for a 4k/mo revenue site. This is just an anomaly, the blog should make only $100/mo with the current traffic. Another reason is the language, I'm limited to buyers from my country only.

On top of that, I like my blog too much. I want to keep growing it.
 

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good to know your story.. I'm inspired how you did it.. looking forward on hearing more of your stories now.. keep on grinding..
 

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You would need about 6 months of stable revenue to sell, anyway. Just an idea to keep in mind, maybe?

You never know what will happen in a few months.
 

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Mini-Update:

- I started writing posts again (since yesterday).
- Holidays came with lower traffic. Traffic dropped below 300 uv per day.
- Revenue is good. Got another grand in pending commissions. About 3k usd so far in December. I'll report the full revenue in January.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to anyone reading!
 

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Got another grand in pending commissions. About 3k usd so far in December. I'll report the full revenue in January.
Looking good my guy. You're killing it!

Are you still using AdSense? How is it so far?

Hahaha cute avatar by the way. Because of you I add the hat too. XD

Merry Christmas!
 

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Are you still using AdSense? How is it so far?
Yes I do. Already surpassed $73 this month which is the highest monthly value yet.

It was only 1.6% of the total earnings last month but I'll keep it since Ezoic booted me.
Hahaha cute avatar by the way. Because of you I add the hat too. XD
xD ty, welcome to the red hat club :))
 

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Are you using Clickbank or Amazon to promote your products? Can you elaborate a bit on your process of choosing the affiliate programs?
Look like they convert really well.
 

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Are you using Clickbank or Amazon to promote your products? Can you elaborate a bit on your process of choosing the affiliate programs?
Look like they convert really well.
Other people asked about the networks, but this is not the secret sauce.

I rank 1st page 1st position on some buyer intent keywords and I have high ctr from google so that's the only secret.

I use a bunch of networks not Amazon nor clickbank. Some local affiliate programs too. Probably I should change them, perhaps there's better affiliate programs out there; can't know until I try.
 

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I get your points. Can you share how many subscribers do you have in your email list rn?
 

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TRAFFIC AND REVENUE UPDATE FOR DECEMBER

I waited for the following payment before writing this update:
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This is a chunk of affiliate sales that cleared on 28th so it belongs to December revenue, but due to New Years bank payment was delayed and didn't arrive until today.

Adsense reached a new record in December:

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EARNINGS BREAKDOWN:

I'll start with the earnings this time, cause I like it better.

Ok, so starting with the payment I received on Dec 17th, plus another $353 from various affiliate programs that I kept in the balance to add up, plus the money I got today, plus Adsense:

1867 + 353 + 912 + 94.17 = $3226.17

Considering the little amount of work I put in December due to getting covid + holidays, this was almost passive income. I feel like it's a huge Christmas gift.

Revenue is decreasing due to the seasonality of the sales, but it's still 6 times bigger than the goal, so I see rainbows everywhere.

I also got $1.5K pending which will clear in January so I'll start this month with a nice cushion of fresh cash that's going to soften the anticipated decrease in revenue.

TRAFFIC BREAKDOWN:

GSC - You can see a decrease in December
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GA - I got 19K pv last month vs 16K now (the increase on 26th was from fb)
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In January I'll continue with my latest content strategy: 0 comp keywords and short articles. I'll also add long form articles on higher comp kw from time to time. Another thing to focus on is GSC analysis to improve or extend the current content (haven't done in a while). Also another thing I want to do is more manual interlinking, as I'm sure I missed some opportunities to interlink.

It's been 12 months since this blog started to make money. This time last year my blog made its first monthly revenue totalling 0.6 euros which was via Adsense. I think 2022 is going to be great, I wish you all good luck!

DECEMBER: $3226.17
NOVEMBER: $4487.65
 
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Huge RPM once again, congrats!

On a side note, your English is also getting better as the journey progresses. You keep writing, and perhaps without realizing it, you're actually getting better and better.

I really enjoy reading some of your formulations, such as "I'll start this month with a nice cushion of fresh cash that's going to soften the anticipated decrease in revenue."
That's almost poetic, well done :)
 

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Damn! You're making 3k+ per month with ~500-600 clicks per day? That's insane!

My site is receiving 650-750 per day currently and making about 1000-1100$/month in Amazon & ~120-140$ in Ezoic.

My ads earnings are pretty low maybe due to niche not sure.
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On a side note, your English is also getting better as the journey progresses. You keep writing, and perhaps without realizing it, you're actually getting better and better
Thank you!

It's possible, I can't tell. Maybe I'm going to start an English blog in the future.

Haha poetic. I think I got carried away. I'm falling deeply in love with cash.
Damn! You're making 3k+ per month with ~500-600 clicks per day? That's insane!

My site is receiving 650-750 per day currently and making about 1000-1100$/month in Amazon & ~120-140$ in Ezoic.
No no no, man, it's not like that. It's just a luck thing, no big merit on my part.

So if I were to discard the luck factor I'd get between $100-200 per month with my current traffic (400 clicks or 600 pv).

I got lucky with some high converting keywords that have 0 comp. So the only people who compete with me pay google ads but they dont use all the good keywords so I'm in 1st position for some commercial keywords that convert well. I don't have much control over this, just enjoying the ride.
 

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Thank you!

It's possible, I can't tell. Maybe I'm going to start an English blog in the future.

Haha poetic. I think I got carried away. I'm falling deeply in love with cash.

No no no, man, it's not like that. It's just a luck thing, no big merit on my part.

So if I were to discard the luck factor I'd get between $100-200 per month with my current traffic (400 clicks or 600 pv).

I got lucky with some high converting keywords that have 0 comp. So the only people who compete with me pay google ads but they dont use all the good keywords so I'm in 1st position for some commercial keywords that convert well. I don't have much control over this, just enjoying the ride.
That's awesome! Keep trying to find more of those in that niche :p
 
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