Sunday, November 30, 2008


I am trying to make a new blog every week. However I find it very boring. Want to know what would make it more exciting? If these new sites took off like wild fire and started making lots of money!! I got to get over being bored and start working!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Well, well, well. I'm sure no one reads this blog anymore, but I find it helpful to track my progress. What is going on with me?

I've consistently kept my earnings at around $3500.00 since about May of this year and I have stalled there. I have made minor attempts at new sites but it still comes down to about the same 8 sites. ...I should probably say 6 sites since two are very neglected and don't make any money. I got a "day job" in May and that along with the freelance work I do (web design and programming) I found it hard to keep up with all my sites and have started outsourcing the content. You can say all you want about outsourcing, but outsourcers never ever will have the passion and interest that I do in the subject. I think that working with outsourcers will let me maintain the level of my sites but I doubt they will have the ability to grow them into great sites. I still keep up my main money site and do NOT outsource the content for that site. My second biggest money earner site is more of a website than a blog and it rarely gets updated and it brings in a good adsense and affiliate based income. It has a blog that I rarely post to ..and up until recently had a forum. But the spammers beat me down with the forum and I had no interest in spending my time deleting their stupid posts.

My goal now is to create some new sites and beef up my income. I figure if I can make $10,000.00 -$12,000.00 a month that will be enough to support myself and my husband. (I live in Southern California and it is NOT cheap!! ...and I am not interested in scaling down my lifestyle by much!!) I would like to ditch the day job, but I enjoy it (I'm lucky, I know) so there is no rush.

In a future post, I'll talk about some of the ways I've been experimenting lately to get traffic and go over some of the new sites I build.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

May Earnings

May Earnings

Google 1730.67
TLA 633.99
Linkshare 81.90
CJ 545.10
Shareasale 50.54
Blogads 326.32
misc affiliate 11.80

total 3383.32

more later....

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Well, adsense income is still about 50% higher than pre holiday traffic. I was stuck at aprox. $30.00 a day average for about 5 months and after a banner month last month, it has now settled back to aprox. $47.00 a day. I always worry about relying so heavily on adsense.

My traffic building strategies are working. I've found a few good places to advertise the contests that I am running on my one blog (only 2 more weeks to go with the contests!) which brings in quite a bit of traffic. I also offer additional entries if a blogger links to my site and I would say that I am getting about 5 new links a week from that. I will be happy when the contests are over, however, because I find it disruptive to the flow of my posting ...but we'll see.

On my wedding site, I am working on optimizing my SEO efforts. I think it is helping and traffic seems to be increasing ...or is this the natural time for increase in the wedding industry? Not sure. I am pushing an affiliate product on this site quite heavily. I make between 10.00 and 20.00 for each sale. This month I've had four sales so far; last month, I had 2 sales; and two months ago I had 1 sale.
Goal: I'm going to try to get 10 sales of this product in February. What I've done so far is: I tried the product and I wrote a review article about the product on my site. Before this month is out, I'm going to do a little video on the product and see if that will help. I also hired a writer and got 15 articles written for this site. The articles ($4.75 each) aren't really all that great and I *may* create a feeder site with them rather than put them on this site.

Other stuff: I still haven't done diddley with my travel site ...why do I have such a block on this site???? I bought a few books off of amazon in the subject hoping to motivate me far, the books sit on my desk and mock me.

I also need to pay attention to my main money site ...I have neglected it a bit lately and haven't been posting as much. One thing that I've seen over and over in my network of blogs is that posting frequently and regularly helps on every level!! It is hard to be steady and consistent and it is so easy to come up with excuses to blow off posting ...but I know deep down in my heart that that is one of the main tenets of success in this crazy online world.

I've had quite a bit of web dev freelance work lately, but I've also been looking for a full time job with benefits. In the meantime, I am trying to make this time of working from home as productive as possible!