I've had a website which brought in over $1000 as an Amazon affiliate, only for a Google algorithm change to wipe it all out.
I've tried creating my own info product in a niche related to my profession. This has ticked a long over the past couple of years $150-$500 a month, but it's definitely on the slide, and there's not much I can do about it. The quality of traffic is getting worse and more people are asking for refunds (sometimes for ridiculous reasons)
So where shall I go to from here?
I like the idea of creating content for low competition keywords with little to no backlinks. It seems some IM'ers have found success this way in the past.
But when I try it, I can never get to page 1 despite having more in depth content than the competition.
So does this strategy work in 2018 or do you need backlinks or at least considerable domain authority to rank any blog post?