Because this is just 'the default vB template'
But ofcourse that user doesn't know Will is paying someone atm to make a skin for NB :D
It's all a matter of scale, nobody thinks twice about a webmaster who earns a few hundred a month from one site, or someone who earns a couple of grand from 20 sites, so why should anyone be surprised that Will earns $70k with 200 sites. Hell, if I had 200 sites that I'd been building for years I bet I'd be earning that much as well.
You're probably unlikely to give a realistic breakdown of your own earnings, but could you give some concrete examples of the difference you've seen in the SERPs between a 200 page site, or numerous niche sites of a few pages each?
I can't think of a way to create concrete numbers for you on this topic. This forces me to generalize, which isn't quite satisfying for either of us.
Google likes "authoritative" sites. "Authoritative" is never quite defined. However, Google doesn't normally see five page sites as being "authoritative."
The key is to get a site to be considered "authoritative" and then start reaping the RoI from owning that property.
With Google, I do a lot better in the SERPS if I add a page to one of my "authoritative" sites than if I create a new site for that keyword.
And here are a couple of caveats:
- If you can get an exact match com/net/org domain with no hyphens -- then it's probably worth registering the domain and building at least a mini-site. Google's "brand" bonus is pretty significant.
- MSN doesn't work the same way. MSN seems to love some of my mini-sites.
Dropped a little link love on my blog too:
New Affiliate Accounts - XY7 Affiliate Manager
We met had a small chat, and I told him that I was making about $10,000/mo on an average.
And, he looked down at me and said "Then, why are you wearing a shoe like this? I don't believe you".
The regular thing which comes to people's mind's when they see others who make money is "why isn't he driving a ferrari" or "why doesn't he date that super-model".
I've seen Will in person and I know that his truck isn't even close to Ferrari :p
But, that doesn't mean he's not a millionaire.
Fuck the morons who are just plain envious and like to refute things.
Wealth brings security, and a lot of people prefer to keep it that way. Showing off with flashy outfits and gadgets takes away the security because suddenly you become a target for people wanting handouts or worse, criminals who think your home makes a great place to get stuff for free.