Topic: Amazon Associates

The Challenge: From $50/Month to $600/Month in Five Months – January

I’ve made myself a challenge. I will be attempting to take my online revenue from $50/month all the way up to $600/month within 5 months. I started this challenge on January 1, 2014 and it will end on May 31. 2014. You see in 2013 I started making about $50 a month in revenue rather consistently, and now I’m ready to take it to the next level. I need this to be my full time job and I need it to happen as fast as possible. I’m willing to put in the effort and hard work it will take, and this challenge will help me to jump start my progress.

This goal is Phase One: Seed Money in my overall long term plan to work for myself. After I reach it, I will use that money to fuel Phase Two of my plan, which we’ll get into when it’s time.

January Overall Results

January is off to a really great start I’m happy to say. I had one niche site coming into 2014, my main one that earned $48 in December 2013. I also launched all three of the other sites I’m using to reach my goal. Not too bad, launching 3 sites in one month. My main site, Niche Site #1 more than doubled it’s revenue from the month before. The other three sites didn’t make anything but that’s to be expected since they were all just launched this month.

So want to know how much I made in January?

Using Paid Advertising Testing & Tracking Methods to Optimize a Niche Site Conversions

Over the past few weeks I’ve been researching another area of Internet Marketing, paid advertising. Although building niche websites is extremely fun and challenging, I’m also attracted to the allure of promoting affiliate offers through paid advertising. Those are the guys who make the BIG bucks at internet marketing, because they test, track, test, track, test, track, optimize, and scale.

Traffic = $$$

In order to make money off an affiliate offer, you need to direct traffic to it somehow. Building a website doing SEO is the long slow way, and buying traffic is the fast way.

The Challenge: From $50/Month to $600/Month in Five Months – Overview

Hey everybody, I hope you’re all doing well this year so far. I myself have set a pretty hefty internet marketing goal for 2014 that I want to discuss, and I’ve already been hard at work on it in January. I wanted to put this in writing though before I got too far into 2014 and lost sight of my goal.

Unfortunately I won’t be sharing any of the URL’s of these sites as we all know that people would just copy me and make it that much harder for me to accomplish. I hope you understand.

My #1 Internet Marketing Goal for 2014

To go from $50/month to $600/month by May 31, 2014. I’ve been averaging about $50 a month for the last few months, and now it’s time to get serious. I want this to be my full time job, and I’m finally ready to make it happen. I believe that I know what I’m doing and have developed all of the necessary skills enough to make this happen. I have a game plan to get myself from $50/month to myself and my wife being able to work together for ourselves. The first phase is getting up to $600 a month form my niche sites. I have big plans after that but let’s just focus on the goal at hand, Phase One: Seed Money. Once I get my niche site income up to my goal, I am going to shift gears and use part of that monthly revenue to fund Phase 2, which we’ll get to when it’s time.

Not only am I doing this to work my way up to full time internet marketing, but I’m doing it so I can make my day to day life better as well as soon as possible. My wife and I work hard full time, but we live paycheck to paycheck right now. If I could add even just a few hundred dollars a month to our income, it would help us save more, pay off our debts faster, pad our bank accounts, and buy some things we need like a new couch. Only a few hundred dollars a month would make the difference between worrying about an unexpected car repair and not stressing it because we have it covered. That’s why once I reach my goal for Phase One, I’ll be putting some of the monthly income towards our daily life and savings. I know I could probably achieve my long term goal faster by investing all of my revenue back into growing the business, but I need to improve my home finances as soon as possible too, and I feel it’s totally worth it. Hey, I’ve been working hard at this for two years, I want to feel some benefits!

Just a little extra cash would mean a huge difference to us in our daily lives … and I’m almost there …

How Will I Reach My Goal of $600 a Month?

How To Write A Trustworthy In-Depth Product Review When You’ve Never Even Tested The Product – Hint: It’s Easier Than You Think!

Writing long detailed product reviews can be a challenge sometimes, especially if you want your review to come off as informative and sincere and you’ve never even tested the product. So how do you go about writing a review on something you’ve never even tested or used before? The answer of course is research! Let’s learn how to write a trustworthy in-depth product review when you’ve never even tested the product.

Researching a product to write a review can be quite time consuming, so I’ve developed my own method of getting it done as fast as possible by following a product review template, and streamlining my research.

Here is the method that I use to create just that – a detailed sincere product review with unique insights – all without ever owning the product, lying, or deceiving the visitor. I’ll be using an Amazon product for an example.

Niche Site Duel 2.0 (NSD2) – Progress Report

Niche Site Duel 2.0 (NSD2)

My Personal Niche Site Duel 2.0 Project

I’m writing this post to keep track of my progress, so that others can hopefully learn from it and get an up close view of how one person’s niche site is progressing. Unfortunately, I am not comfortable with sharing my exact URL, there are just too many lazy fools out there who would just copy my work and try to take the easy way out. While that rarely works, I’m not even gonna open that door … not even gonna crack it … I hope you understand.

Back in June of 2013 I decided to take part in the Niche Site Duel 2.0, created by Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. While the duel is moving quite slower than everybody expected, I am expecting a TON of great information to be put out by Pat when he finally gets going. That being said, there is a great community over there at that I am an active member of. If you’re interested in joining us over there building income generating websites, click the link and get signed up, it’s 100% free. Once you’re there, find me and say hello. My username there is David. The forum is great for newbies and everybody in it is extremely helpful and friendly.

My Traffic History from July 23, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Okay, here are the statistics. It might be kind of random, because I’m keeping this post published while I work on it.

LAST UPDATED: January 1, 2014 – This will be my last update on this post. I’ll be starting a new post that will track my progress from here on out.

Overall Traffic from site launch on July 23,2013 until October 31. As you can see, my site was going great, my traffic growing fast – and then on October 30 my site got penalized by Google … oh no!!