I bought a domain for $0.99 and then hosting for $6.99.month. I built a wordpress site which would be an all in one site about the 2015 cricket world cup. I started with a page which showed all the cricket worldcup fixtures. This started to get traffic quickly as there were a lot of people searching for the game fixtures and the times. I added some Google adsense to this page and was excited when I started making some money from this. It was very small though.
I then created blog posts about each game and targeted keywords like "India vs West Indies world cup streaming", "watch pakistan vs bangladesh 2015", "India vs Pakistan 2015 world cup scores" and any other variations that I thought people would be searching if they wanted to watch or know more about different games.
This worked extremely well and I started to get a lot of traffic quite quickly. I think this is because the competition was quite low. I added more adsense on the site and started making more money from these ads. Within 2 weeks I was making about between $14-$27/day. I was amazed that this kept happening everyday. The most I made was $39 which happened on the 24th day after creating the site.
After 6 weeks I had made $589 from Google adsense and then decided to list my site for sale. I started the bidding at $400 and after another week it reached $687. By now my adsense revenue hit $748.
After 7 weeks and a total investment of $7.98 I made a total of $1435.
I have been playing around with adsense for a while now but this is the first time I've actually made any serious money from it. I'm so happy with the results and looking to make more sites like this. For all the people out there struggling, keep at it and keep testing new things.
I've learnt a lot on the forum. Thanks for everyone who has contributed.
I'd love to hear about your experience with adsense and small niche websites.