Hello everybody. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve posted last and I apologize.
The reason isn’t due to slacking off, boredom, lack of interesting things to say, or anything like that … it’s because I’ve been so damn busy working on multiple projects that I haven’t had a minute to write about any of it!
I’ve had a lot of people start following me over the past month or so, and I decided I better get something posted! So here’s a quick update on what I have going on that’s taking up all of my spare time. (remember, I work full time at a regular job)
Once again, I apologize for not posting at all in June, but it’s because I have some big things in the works that will hopefully benefit us all in the near future.
May Income Report
$348.95 – all from Amazon commissions on Niche Site #1 and tentcampinghq.com
I go into some detail about my income for May here if you want the details of why I dropped from $600+ in April earnings to $300+ in May.
June Income Report
$248.07 – all from Amazon commissions on Niche Site #1 and tentcampinghq.com
Although my income has dropped form the high $600+ month, I’m still extremely happy because I’ve made it through all of the recent Google Updates, I still rank well overall for my two main sites, and I’m still making over $200/month which is a lot more than I was doing 7 months ago!
Hopefully in August I’ll be getting back to my full income reports.
Niche Site #1
This is the main website that I earn from right now. I’m working on planning/launching a large giveaway for this site. I’m giving away three of the most popular products in my niche. It’s taking a lot of my time planning teh contest, writing all of the contest copy, and building a list of 1000 websites/facebook pages / twitter pages that I can reach out to when I launch the contest. I’m hoping to attract a bunch of new natural backlinks form this contest and my outreach.
Once this contest is over, I’ll be publishing a detailed account of the whole contest form planning, to execution, to my results. This post will probably come out in the fall of 2014.
Google decided to skyrocket on of my posts to #1 for EVERY term related to the keywords I targeted on one of my articles! The site went from 20 – 40 visits a day to about 80 – 100 visits a day based off this ranking increase. I’ve also seen a decent increase in Amazon commissions on this site, due to the increase in rankings and the fact that it’s big camping season right now.
I’ve also been working on a new WP theme for this site and it’s almost done. I never really finished the current theme on the site, and my time on site dropped from 2 minutes to 20 seconds after my last theme change. Not good. Not good at all.
I’m hoping that my new theme will get my time on site back up or better. It’s a bit more traditional than what I have going on now.
New Amazon Affiliate WordPress Theme
So this is my first un-official announcement!
The main reason I’ve been so busy is that I’m developing a new Amazon Affiliate WordPress Theme based off my successful Niche Site #1. I’ve shown that site to a few trusted colleagues, and they were very impressed with my site and asked me if it was a theme that they could install themselves. I had to tell them “no”, because you would have to be a programmer to build your site like I built mine.
My site has a high end professional look, and a powerful backend that makes adding reviews, sortable tables, and product sliders quick and super easy.
I’ve decided to turn my own theme into a customizable WP theme that will be available to the public so all of you can benefit from my hard work.
I’ve been working until about 2am or 3am most nights on my theme, and I’m hoping to launch it by September 1, 2014. I have a ton of work still to do but it’s coming along great so far and the development work is advancing at a decent pace.
I’ll be releasing an official announcement as soon as I have the first draft completed and start testing it.
Everybody on my email list will get the theme first at a lower price than anybody else if they are interested, so if you might want it, sign up to my list below and you’ll get the first peek at the feature list and be first to know once the theme is available.
For me, this is the most exciting thing I have going on right now. I love my Niche Site #1 – and I’m really excited to bring all of it’s power to all of you.
One thing is for sure, you haven’t seen a WP Amazon Affiliate theme like this before!
I’ve also been working on 2 or 3 of my smaller niches sites, addng a bit of content and ordering a few new articles. I have one more niche site that I’m starting based off of the keyword package I bought off of DumbPassiveIncome.
Well there you have it. As you can see, I really have my hands full at the moment!
Once I launch my new Amazon Affiliate WordPress Theme (which is my top priority), I’ll be back to posting regularly here on davenicosia.com.
Let me know what you think in the comments, and let me know if you might be interested in my new Amazon Affiliate WP theme.
Thanks and take care for now,