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And Now There Are Seven

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And Now There Are Seven.  No I am not talking about how many kids I have.  I am now up to seven blogs that I am updating everyday with fresh and helpful content.  I have three more to create, but haven’t decided on them yet.  I know which one will be for tomorrow, but not the last two.  I’ll go through my domains and see what is still available.  I know I have at least two that aren’t doing much.

So far I haven’t received any revenue from the blogs, but they haven’t been around long.  One of them did receive a legitimate comment the first day and I am getting some followers on their respective twitter accounts, but no money yet.

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One thing I discovered about using wordpress from these blogs is that wordpress now blocks search engines from crawling your blog by default!  This is something new and must have started with version 2.8.4 because it was the other way before.

The problem with this was that I never had to check the privacy section before and didn’t notice on some of my other sites that have been up for a few months until today.  I was so confused why I wasn’t getting any traffic and just assumed that google analytics wasn’t working on those sites, but now I know.

Anyway, I have checked all my recent sites and fixed the problem.  I have also gone back and checked the seven blogs and found I forgot to check the box on one of them.

I have adsense on all the blogs and have added CJ or clickbank links on most of them if there is an applicable product.    They each have their own twitter account to attract people to the sites.  I’ll post again soon.

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And The Challenge Is…Blogs

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For this challenge I have decided not to make it about my extreme sports site, but instead about blogs.  Right now I have over 25 domains that have something on them, but I am only using 5 of them for real stuff.

Here is what I am going to do.  Every day for the next 10 days I will create a new niche blog and post every day or at least 5 days a week.

I had many of these blogs set up to pull content from the Internet and that way it updates everyday with new content. The problem with that is it isn’t original content and some of the content that it pulled wasn’t given credit so there were legal issues.  I had a plugin that would pull the feed from RSS feeds and post the content on a subject.

Now what I will do is post snippets of new content with links to the original source while still adding a paragraph or two of unique content.

The goals is to build the sites up so people will come back for the fresh content.  As a result, my hope is to make at least $30 a day with each site from adsense, other ads, products, or anything else I can think  of without making the advertisements too prominent like kontera ads.

I just started yesterday so I only have two blogs set up now, but I will post here to keep you updated.

The first blog is about investing and financial information.  The second one is about real estate investing. I have the others all lined up.  They are in niches that have a lot of interest and the clicks from ads are more than $1 unlike the flash cards site I have where I am lucky to get $0.10 a click.

All the blogs I am going to do are going to be starting from scratch.  I own the domains, but I am going to do a fresh install of wordpress and delete everything that was there.  This blog and the flash cards site are not going to be included for a couple of reasons.

This site is unorganized ramblings that don’t seem to have a purpose.  If I decided on a purpose or a niche for this site and posted everyday the traffic would increase and the clicks would be worth more.  The flash card site just doesn’t bring in much revenue even though it receives over 4,500 visits a month.  I will soon be switching to a different revenue source and see if I can make more than $1.50 a day from all that traffic.

I am still writing articles and lenses for the sports site and adding products, but I wanted to make the blogs the challenge, because it is much easier to track and progress should come quicker.

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Update On My 30 Day Challenge

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

My 30 Day Challenge Summary

I intended to post a summary of what I learned and what happened the days following the challenge, but I didn’t do it.

After it was over I didn’t have much activity.  Since that time, I have had one new sale but the trial period is not over yet.  The vendor for that program is the same as the other sale I had and they have since changed their commission format.  Now I will get $22 per lead instead of $24 per purchase.  That would have made me profitable for the challenge, but they made the change after so I didn’t get credit for it.

I have decided that was a slow way to do it and I am sure there are other things I could have done to promote the ebook a little more.  Since that time I have decided to spend a small amount of money and work on Pay-Per-Click to promote affiliate products.  So far I have made $19.77 from the content network and have only started the search network today.

I am split testing 4 versions of an ad and waiting to see which version does the best so I can hone in on that.  I just got them up this morning so I have had 16 impressions but not any clicks.  I am using 11 exact keyword phrases to optimize my clicks.  My goals is to at least double what I spend every day.

I will update this more often so you can follow along with my progress.

Day 30 – My 30 Day Challenge

Today is the last day of the challenge.  I will wait and summarize my thoughts and what I have learned tomorrow because one of the reporting sites shows the previous day and does not update during the day.

I had 4 more downloads which brings the total for the 30 day period to 334.  I had 2 more clicks bringing the total to 27, but will find out the final number tomorrow.  No new sales.

Total Earned: $0

Day 29 – My 30 Day Challenge

I noticed I had a typo in my last post and rather than edit it I decided to leave it and correct it here.  My total downloads up through yesterday were 325 not 315.  I had 5 more downloads today bringing the total to 330.  I also had 4 more clicks today bring my total clicks to 25.  I didn’t get any sales yet, but still have a day to go.

Total Earned: $0

Day 28 – My 30 Day Challenge

I had 6 more downloads today and 3 clicks.  No sales, but at least I had some clicks.  Total downloads is now 315 and total clicks is up to 21.  Two more days to go.

Total Earned: $0

Day 27 – My 30 Day Challenge

Today was the lowest performing day to date.  I had one download bringing the total downloads to 319.  I didn’t get any new clicks or purchases.  I have learned a lot in the passed 27 days and am looking forward to implementing some of it when I am finished.

Total Earned: $0

Day 26 – My 30 Day Challenge

I had 6 more downloads today bringing the total to 318.  I didn’t get any new clicks or sales so I am still at 18 clicks.  The challenge is almost over.

Total Earned: $0

Day 25 – My 30 Day Challenge

Today was a little busier than yesterday. I had 7 more downloads bringing the total to 312.  I did get another click today which brings the total to 18.  No new sales.

Total Earned: $0