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  1. #81
    If its any cause of inspiration for you guys.

    I was able to almost double revenues last quarter, and i'm hoping to triple revenues this quarter

  2. #82
    Just to update this thread...

    I have still not reached a 4-digit per month income from my blogs ever since I started this thread although I do notice a slow increase every month. I have started a few travel blogs in addition to the finance one that I started with when I started this thread.

    I am monetizing my blogs not only using Google Adsense but others such as Infolinks.com (I just recently switched form Kontera.com as I realised I earn better using Infolinks)... some blogs with Linkworth and others with Text-Link-Ads, and also paid posts such as Blogsvertise.

    Traffic also increased (very slightly though) from 2069 UV in Jan 2009 to 4446 UV in Jan 2010 until 26 Jan 2010. I know I need way more traffic to reach 4-digits per month, let alone 50k

    So far I have been using social networking to promote my posts especially newly published ones. Haven't done much link building except submitting my sites to tons of directories. I admit I haven't done enough marketing... Most of my time is spent in writing quality posts everyday. Which is EXHAUSTING!

    Also, I recently added links to my blog from some high PR sites (ranging PR5-8) but instead of gaining PR, I lost my PR. Many said this Google dance is normal to happen especially shortly after high PR link building. However, my PR may have been lost but one of my posts now rank #1 in Google for a keyphrase related to credit score and student loans. So I know for sure that my blog wasn't banned. Ever since I rank #1 for this, I get more traffic and also an increase in Google Adsense.

    I write the content myself for all of my blogs and producing quality content EVERYDAY is exhausting and time consuming. I am thinking if I should pay somebody to help me blog but I don't know it that is a good idea in terms of the quality of the posts and also money wise.

    I am still in to reach 50k from my blogs. And I have more questions here:

    - Which link building strategy should I go for? As I am currently doing everything myself, I want to go for the most effective strategy... I am thinking of article submission to article directories. Is that a good option?
    - Should I pay bloggers to blog? How much should I pay if so? Who would you recommend?
    - One of my blogs has just been accepted and added into Google News. 3 of my most recent posts have been included there. I really really hope that being in Google News will drive even more traffic to my site. Since I only get 4500 UV for Jan 2010 alone, is there anything else that I can do to boost my traffic to 10k UV next month?

  3. #83
    Is there any way you can go beyond the advertisements and get some visitors convert to offline customers? With so much quality content there should be some possibilities.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by elishevadpw View Post
    Just to update this thread...
    It's great to see an update!

    Quote Originally Posted by elishevadpw View Post
    I have still not reached a 4-digit per month income from my blogs ever since I started this thread although I do notice a slow increase every month. I have started a few travel blogs in addition to the finance one that I started with when I started this thread.
    Slow and steady wins the race.

    Quote Originally Posted by elishevadpw View Post
    So far I have been using social networking to promote my posts especially newly published ones. Haven't done much link building except submitting my sites to tons of directories. I admit I haven't done enough marketing... Most of my time is spent in writing quality posts everyday. Which is EXHAUSTING!
    I have a similar issue with my personal blogs. It feels like a single decent blog posts takes half my energy for the day.

    One thing I am trying is having a writer re-write my blog posts and using the rewritten versions for article marketing.

    Quote Originally Posted by elishevadpw View Post
    I write the content myself for all of my blogs and producing quality content EVERYDAY is exhausting and time consuming. I am thinking if I should pay somebody to help me blog but I don't know it that is a good idea in terms of the quality of the posts and also money wise.
    It works, if you can find a writer with acceptable quality and the right "tone" for your blog. This is really difficult for my personal blogs.

    Quote Originally Posted by elishevadpw View Post
    - One of my blogs has just been accepted and added into Google News. 3 of my most recent posts have been included there.
    Congratulations!

    Quote Originally Posted by elishevadpw View Post
    ...is there anything else that I can do to boost my traffic to 10k UV next month?
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  5. #85
    This short article from inc.com about someone running an online Financial Advice business reminded me of this thread.

  6. #86
    Thanks Will and Loko for the excellent reply and links!

    The greatest lesson I learned indeed is the quality content. I wrote a few posts months ago that are probably the best posts I have written. In the beginning they were only some "posts" in my blog but for some reason those are now ranking high in Google and those posts are where my traffic comes to.

    So the more QUALITY posts I make the more I have a chance in the future to have more posts up there in Google.... so exciting!

    From all the links that you have posted above...
    The Blogger's Guide to SEO - by Aaron & Giovanna Wall | SEO Book.com
    How to Dominate Your Niche | Copyblogger
    Home based Businesses You Can Start In Your Pajamas in 2010 | Inc.com

    ...eventually it comes down to only one thing... write deep, detailed and quality posts.

    May be exhausting but they WILL pay off in the future. But at one point I will hire writers that suits the "tone" of my blog... if I can finally find one.

    Also, thanks to the good posts that I have written, some of them are now in Google News too and that also has driven traffic.

    I am now past half way to 4-digits per month.... from different streams... below based on my top earning network...
    1. Adsense,
    2. Text-Link-Ads,
    3. other advertisers (who directly came and contact me for advertising opportunities)
    4. Infolinks
    5. Blogsvertise

    To answer Loko's question, I tried generating leads for a debt consolidation company, accumulated something like US$350 over 4-5 months but haven't received any payment despite my constant emailing them to pay me....

    So ever since, I haven't tried anything like that yet or other opportunities to convert my traffic to offline customers.

  7. #87
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    Quote Originally Posted by elishevadpw View Post


    - Which link building strategy should I go for? As I am currently doing everything myself, I want to go for the most effective strategy... I am thinking of article submission to article directories. Is that a good option?
    If your blog writing is being picked up by Google News, then article marketing should work well for you. Sounds like you are doing a great job with your writing, so perhaps each blog post that you write could also be used to create shorter articles for submission to the major article directories.

    I have read that a good strategy for article marketing is to take a single blog post and turn it into a short "5 Tips..." style article with bullet points. In this way you can piggyback off of something you have already written and avoid the duplicate content issue by changing the format, re-arranging the content, and using a new title. The key to driving traffic with article marketing is to link back to your blog in the bio area for each article directory submission. The bio link to your blog stays with your articles and can go viral to drive traffic to your blog whenever a publisher uses your article.

    Here's wishing you continued success! I look forward to reading about your progress.
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  8. #88
    i never believed these actually worked, might try them
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  9. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it, you can earn a lot of money but it does take alot of hours online.

  10. #90
    Ok people.... it's been 5 months since my last update.

    I am FINALLY making 4 figures a month. I know many of you easily shoot up to 4 figures in only a few months while I have been doing this for a year and a half and just now reached that level.

    Making money from the internet is currently not my full time job. It is only a night job while I am still keeping my day job as I love what I am doing there. So I am basically working on my websites for a few hours a day while the rest of the day I work for an environmental company. The thing is I am not a programmer or developer. I write and love writing and I'm trying to make extra income with that hobby of mine.

    I am sharing with you this to encourage other people here that are not that geeky like me and convince them that it is possible to reach this level although it will take much more time than if somebody like Will Spencer, for example, does it.

    What I have done to reach this level since I last updated this thread is as follows:

    1. I expanded my niches

    In the beginning my favorite niches I had been writing about is about personal finances and loans or debt elimination. I have now expanded my niches with the help of my partner who also writes like crazy (if he's in the mood to do so). The niches that I am in is listed below, ordered from the niche that pays the best to the niche that (currently) pays the least.

    - Personal finances and debt (70% of my income)
    - Conspiracy theories and apocalypse (25% of my income)
    - Bali travel (5% of my income)

    2. I changed my time allocation

    Before, I allocated most of my time to write good articles and content for my blogs every day. Then I started to realize that I actually have so much quality content which are not enough exposed. So what I did was reducing my writing time to 3-4 articles in a week... sometimes even less and concentrated on marketing.

    I tried getting somebody else to write for one of my blogs but what I got was harsh critics from my readers as they didn't like what my writer was writing. The passion is just not there in them. So I had to stop that and went back to writing myself and the traffic went back up.

    3. Marketing strategies

    In terms of marketing, I followed the advice of LibertyGirl and did article marketing besides social bookmarking. Besides writing 3-4 times for my own blog, I write short articles for article distribution and used James Stein's system to do the distribution for me. The system I'm talking about is listed down there in my signature. And it does work like a charm!

    With a combination of article distribution, social bookmarking and others, my traffic went up and the source of traffic (according to my Google Analytics account) is now mostly from search engines (well over 50%). The increase of Unique Visitors for the personal finance blog I get is as follows:

    January 2009 (when I started this thread) -- 2069 UV
    January 2010 (when I finally updated the thread) -- 6453 UV
    April 2010 -- 18,171 UV
    Jun 2010 -- 8,146 UV

    In June I realised that my traffic dropped drastically because I had another writer write for my blog. I have "fired" my writer and in July 2010 (this month) I started writing myself. It is only the 20 July 2010 here and my UV is already 7,670.

    This month is the month that I fired my writer, started using James Stein's article distribution system and reduced my writing from 7 articles a week to only 3-4 articles a week for my blog.

    Most of my income comes from the following below, ordered from the top earning network to the least.

    - Google Adsense
    - Linkworth.com
    - Infolinks.com
    - other advertisers (who contacted me directly for advertising opportunities)
    - Text-Link-Ads.com
    - Chitika.com
    Last edited by elishevadpw; 20 July, 2010 at 07:02 AM. Reason: forgot a word

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