As many of you know, we made some pretty big Goals for the month of June. One of which was to pump our adsense earnings from $80/per day to $240/per day. While this was a pretty big jump, we felt that if we organized and worked hard at it we would be able to hit this mark. At the same time, however, both Trevor and I had a week vacation that we each planned for in advance. Trevor went to Las Vegas for EDC (electric daisy carnival), a massive Electronic Music event. And I attended my cousins graduation at Stanford. During these breaks we chose to make it a real vacation and pretty much do no work whatsoever. So lets see how this affected our income…
Starting with Amazon, we really didn’t do a whole lot to improve this area. While initially we had plans to build more Amazon sites, we simply have yet to get this project off the ground. The truth is, we’re actually having a little more trouble finding easy to rank keywords that will make more money on Amazon compared to Adsense. Our conversion rates from a person going from our site to Amazon, and then making a purchase is less than 1%. On top of that, the items that our site is selling is under $20, so in the end we’re only nailing about $1 on our conversion rate of less than %1. What we need to do is research ways in order to convert higher for amazon and also find keywords for higher selling products. Once we’ve ran a few tests, we’ll be able to more accurately decide if Amazon’s affiliate program can compete with Adsense.
Amazon Income: $8.19 (+1389% from last months $0.55)
Guess what, after releasing our keyword research that works post, someone is finally taking action with Long Tail Pro! This sort of thing makes us happy not only because we get a commission out of it, but because we know that that person has taken steps to building their business. We recognize this product as currently being the best keyword research tool for Niche Sites. If you know anyone else using a different tool and hitting 80-90% success rates on solid-money-earning keywords, let us know. But as long as Long Tail Pro keeps kicking butt, we’re gonna stand by it.
Long Tail Pro: $44.36 (up from $0 last month)
If you haven’t noticed it already, we’ve been doing some private site sales. You can visit our current list of sites by clicking here. This has been a new and exciting part of our business. After watching the AdsenseFlippers, build and flip sites both on flippa and on their own website, we decided to follow in their footsteps and sell some sites. We have nothing but absolute respect for these guys. So how have we done so far, well we’ve sold 6 sites and made a good $2,311.80. We actually were about to sell our 7th site, but the guy backed out after having us reserve the site for him for a few days. It sucks, to have someone cancel on you, but oh well. At the moment of writing this, that site is currently still for sale on our Sites For Sale Page. We’ll keep updating this list with new sites and we’ll likely drop the 50% discount soon thus increasing our income from this avenue 🙂
Site Sales: $2,311.80 (up from $0 last month)
Lets talk about Adsense! Did we hit our marks? Are we making $240 per day now? *sigh*…. Not yet. We are currently making about $150/day in Adsense. We didn’t even come close! If you’re wondering if the sites that we sold affected it, all those sites put together only made around $300/month, which is about $10/day. So it didn’t take too much away from our daily earnings. The thing that affected us the most was time. With the vacations and with our other projects, such as tutorials and selling sites, we simply were not able push it to our goal. Also some keywords that we thought were going to be huge earners ended up only earning a portion of what we calculated. Sometimes adsense is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get. We’ll find keywords that we feel are going to be so-so, and then BAM, they make triple the amount we expected. But then again it can also go the other way and only make a third of what we expect. Overall, we can’t complain. Even though we didn’t meet our goal, we saw a significant increase in earnings – so who wouldn’t be happy with that!
Adsense Income: $3,079.64 (+85% from last months $1,664.53)
Current Adsense Earnings Per Day: $150 (+87% from last months $80)
Overall we feel that the month of June went very well. Our earnings are up 327% and we’re starting to see the seeds of diversification which is always a great sign. Although we didn’t meet the main goals we set last month, setting them in the first place helped us to push our pace. So If you haven’t yet started making goals for yourself, I suggest that it’s time you do!
Total Earnings In June: $5443.99 (+227% from last months $1665.08)
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– The WSOtesters