Update On My 30 Day Challenge

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Since finishing up my challenge to make $1 on the Internet in 30 days I have not done anything else to promote my ebook.  I have yet to receive any money from my efforts, however, I do have some money pending.  To date I have earned $24 and have $37.29 pending.  They have to wait 30 days before they can confirm the sales.

If the sales hold up I will receive a check for $61.29.  It isn’t much, but it is nice to get.

I have recently started to put a little more focus on my flash card website since I am getting a little over 1500 visits a month.  I have added some ads for related products, but the click through rate (CTR) is very low.  I am on the first page of Google for some of my keywords, but not the more searched keywords.  I made some adjustments last week and am waiting to see the results of those changes.

I added adsense to the site and get clicks from that every day, but the revenue from those clicks ranges from as low as $0.01 per click to $0.50 per click.  The average seems to be between $0.04-$0.06 per click.  My CTR is over 4%, but it takes  a lot of clicks to make a significant amount of money with those rates.

I have my mini-membership site up and ready to go.  I am still working on the content for the program, but could have it done in a week if I were to focus my attention on that.  I put it on the back burner for now since the only marketing I am currently doing for that is organic SEO strategies.

I have started another blog where the purpose is to direct traffic to the membership site.  I have adsense on there as well, but no clicks yet.  I am writing all the content myself rather than pulling posts through an RSS feed because I want it to all be unique.  It is going to take some time to get enough content on there to rank on more common keywords, but I am getting some traffic from search engines.

My wife also started a website.  She is making wedding cakes and special occasion cakes.  She built the website by herself.  We had talked about doing something to monetize the site, but for now we will leave it without ads.  We don’t want adsense on it because that could draw traffic from her site to her competitors websites.  We are looking into affiliate programs that may offer something of value for her visitors, but haven’t found anything yet.

My wife and I will also be starting a BBQ restaurant this coming weekend on a temporary to permanent basis.  We will run it on weekends by the road and just have a smoker out there to smoke the meat throughout the day.  If it goes well, we will run it from a permanent structure Monday – Saturday.  The name is Charlie Boy’s Pit BBQ.  There are a couple of them around and they were looking to expand so I jumped on it.

I will post some updates about that as well from time to time.

Take care my friends,

Jordan English

1 comment so far ↓

#1 Website Marketing on 08.11.09 at 4:02 pm

Congratulations, Jordan! you and your wife appear to have the same affliction my wife and I have…serial entrepreneurs!

Just a suggestion for promoting your websites. You might try creating three-way links. Google loves one-way, incoming links and three-way’s are a great way to get them. Especially since you control all the websites and blogs. (Just make sure they are all on different web hosts so they don’t have the same IP address.)

It sounds like you’ve already got some blogs set up to promote your websites. How about adding a Squidoo lens. Then you have the Squidoo lens link to one blog, have that blog link to one website, and have that website link to the Squidoo lens.

You can create these three-ways all over the place and interlink them with some of your other websites and blogs. You can create them pretty much anywhere you can get free blogs or free webpages like Squidoo.

Just a thought! Good luck!

Bob McClain

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