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December 2013 Income & Niche Site Updates

December was a good month for earnings, but I expect that a lot of that was to do with the traditional Christmas rush which is sure to inflate the figures. With that in mind I expect January might not continue the trend of ever increasing sales figures, but we will just have to wait to find out.

 

Combined December Niche Site Income Figures

I’m still not earning as much as I would like, but at least everything is heading in the right direction.
Note: These figures do not include Niche Site 4 as it isn’t a passive income source and is a standalone online store.

This Months Earnings: $169.42
This Months Expenses: $418.00
This Month Total: -$248.58

Cumulative Earnings: $272.90
Cumulative Expenses: $2,825.75
Overall: -$2,552.85

December Income

Note: I have more sites generating income than just the ones featured on this website, and I am using the income from those sites to fund the building of these new niche sites. I also expect that once I get most of these sites to page 1 in the SERPs, that my expenses should go way down.

 

Niche Site 1

I still haven’t sold a single thing that I planned on selling on Niche Site 1 with every bit of commission that I am earning coming from other products that people have found having come from my website. It is a little bitter sweet that I have chosen such a poor niche to start off with, however the up side is that it is generating money and I have managed to hit the number 1 spot in Google.

This niche is expecting most of its traffic as the USA moves into Spring and Summer, so I have not lost all hope just yet and if I am unable to sell any of my niches products over that period then I will likely install some Google Adsense ads to make the most of the traffic on that site.

Read more about Niche Site 1:

 

Niche Site 1 Income & Expenses

This Months Earnings: $41.77
This Months Expenses: $0
This Month Total: $41.77

Cumulative Earnings: $80.76
Cumulative Expenses: $680.25
Overall: -$599.49

Niche Site 1 Income

Breakdown of Expenses:

  • No Expenses this month :)

Niche Site 1 SERP Rankings

The rankings for this site are going really well with most of the keywords that I am targeting being on page 1 and my main keyword being in the number 1 spot.

 Multiple Keywords that I am ranking for

SERPs
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Main Keyword that I am trying to rank for
Main Keyword
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Plans for January

I plan on doing nothing to this site. If I sell one of the items that I am trying to sell then I might pay for someone to write some more content, otherwise i’ll just leave it and see what happens.

 

Niche Site 2

Niche site 2 started to move back up in the rankings after the SAPE links that I stopped paying for a few months back. Unfortunately it looks like someone else has discovered this niche and is already ranking on the first page of Google for my main keyword. I have looked at their backlink profile and it isn’t that strong, so I will continue with this site and hope to out rank them.

More info on niche site 2:

 

Niche Site 2 Income & Expenses

This Months Earnings: $56.16
This Months Expenses: $95
This Month Total: -$38.84

Cumulative Earnings: $117.25
Cumulative Expenses: $394.00
Overall: -$276.75

Ncihe 2 Income

Breakdown of Expenses:

  •  I paid some money for a PRWeb press release which I find is a good way to diversify my follow and nofollow links as well as my anchor text diversity.

 

Plans for January

Add some links on my private blog network and maybe a few directories.

 

Niche Site 2 SERP Rankings

As you can see, things are starting to move up in the right direction again, and after the press release through PRweb goes through I might send some private blog network links to the site.

SERPs

MAin Keyword

Plans for January

I’ll send some quality links to the site this month and maybe pay for a few more as well. I really want to get to page 1 quickly on this site as I know it can make good money.

 

Niche Site 3

Niche site 3 was going great at the start of December, but then it got slapped and all of a sudden everything went pear shaped. The problem that I have with this site is that I was ranking an inner page really well and so I don’t know how to recover from something that isn’t a main page penalty.

I have already spent a lot of money on this site and it isn’t very easy to rank for, but even just getting on the bottom of the front page made me a fair bit of money in December, so it might be worthwhile trying to get my rankings back.

Niche Site 3 Income & Expenses

This Months Earnings: $71.49
This Months Expenses: $95
This Month Total: -$23.51

Cumulative Earnings: $74.89
Cumulative Expenses: $670.50
Overall: -$595.61

Niche 3 Income

Breakdown of Expenses:

  • I bought some links to add a greater amount of name and URL anchor text diversity.

 

Niche Site 3 SERP Rankings

As you can see – around the middle of December everything went wrong and hasn’t returned. I have recently started pumping URL and name anchor text links to the site in an attempt to bring it back, but I am really guessing at the moment as to what has gone wrong.

SERPs

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Main Keyword
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Plans for January

Try to recover. Not sure what I am going to do, but i’ll do something.

 

Niche Site 4

We got the rest of our product this month and so we are 100% focused on finishing off the site, getting into social media and of course, ranking for keywords in Google. So far the rankings are moving up fairly well, but it is a little more difficult than I thought it was going to be. Fortunately it looks like my private blog network is all setup and ready to go, and every time I send a link back to my site it ranks that little bit higher.

Niche Site 4 Income & Expenses (no Amazon or Adsense)

I bought a link package this month to even out my anchor text diversity to match the ratios that the current top 10 have for my primary keyword.

This Months Earnings: $0
This Months Expenses: $6,112.38
This Month Total: -$6,112.38

Cumulative Earnings: $0
Cumulative Expenses: $10,647.84
Overall: -$10,647.84

Breakdown of Expenses:

 

Niche Site 4 SERP Rankings

Lots of keywords and for the most part there is a slow rise upwards.

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My primary keyword is slowly heading upwards, but it does look like it has stalled a little.

Main Keyword
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Plans for January

Keep building links and finish setting up the website with all of our products. I would like to be in the top 10 or 20 by the end of January for my main keyword.

 

Niche Site 5

I bought a big links package back in November for this site and it has done absolutely nothing for my rankings. I mean not a single keyword in the top 100. So I am fairly sure I wasted my money on that, so i will start again and build some more links shortly.

Niche Site 5 Income & Expenses

This Months Earnings: $0
This Months Expenses: $0
This Month Total: $0

Cumulative Earnings: $0
Cumulative Expenses: $159.00
Overall: -$159.00

 

Plans for January

Build some more links and add some more content. Nothing too much though as I want to really get Niche site 4 up and running.

 

Niche Site 6

Niche site 6 hasn’t started ranking at all yet, but I there has also been no links built to it just yet, I expect the links that I purchased to go to the site in the coming days, so hopefully January will yield some good ranking changes.

Niche Site 6 Income & Expenses

This Months Earnings: $0
This Months Expenses: $96.00
This Month Total: -$96.00

Cumulative Earnings: $0
Cumulative Expenses: $96.00
Overall: -$96.00

 

Plans for January

Build some more links and add some more content. Nothing too much though as I want to really get Niche site 4 up and running.

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