Good news, and some bad news to share. The good news is my authority website is making somewhat decent money now.
I made $880 in December. Which is awesome, but not great.
The bad news is I should have made at least $2000+ in December.
When I originally started this project I was expecting to make $2-3 per organic visitor, but I only made about $0.89 per visitor (980 organic visitors) in December.
Well apparently December is a really bad month in my niche (advertiser budgets are gone), and some of my traffic was not so great. Also the holidays killed my traffic.
I was in this niche before ( about 4 years ago), but thing’s have changed since then.
Apparently thing’s start to pick up in January, which I can confirm 🙂
I’m reporting as of January 11, 2017 so numbers may be off slightly. I got $51,400 worth of traffic in 1 month. Pretty decent 🙂
My domain authority is getting pretty strong. Which is great for me. Now when I post new content I generally rank in the top #30, even for some really competitive keywords. With a few internal links I’ve pushed some keywords to the top #15.
Some of my keywords
Lot of movement lately. I’ve been working hard on the 368k search volume keyword. It already brings me decent traffic from page #2. Even if I made it to page #1 position #10, it would probably make me $150-300 per day.. More money than the rest of my keywords combined.
I had about 980 organic visitors in December. In the first 11 days of January I have about 600 organic visitors.
- Having more content written (Finding good writers is hell!)
- Blasting press releases on new content
- Using my PBN to boost my site (Targeting new content to diversify links and linking new content to my money pages)
To be honest, I haven’t done as much as I should. I’ve been busy with other websites and things. I have some great new keyword ideas to share with you guys very soon.
Goals For January/ February
I’m hoping to make $2,000 in January (Currently at $700). Hoping to make at least $3,000+ in February.
If a few keywords move up, I think $5,000-$10,000 per month would be very possible.