Seasonal "Micro" Niche Profits -- $22,616.51 Case Study Revealed

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Hey Everyone,

I just finished up two months of seasonal niche marketing
and generated some amazing results. This post is an effort
to share some winning strategies with you, I hope you find
this post helpful.

I wanted to post my recent success with season
marketing, namely selling costumes, as an affiliate
prior to Halloween.

Having been a fulltime affiliate and AdSense publisher
now since 2003, I have made a great deal of money
during the late summer and early fall each and every year.

However, this year was one of my best years and I hit
a grand slam which was a direct result of new tactics
and strategies that I implemented.

My goal is to share the methods, tactics and strategies
I used to generate over $22,000 in revenue ($22,616.51).

I will answer any questions you have about my method
and why it works so darn well.

Before I jump in and share all the details, I want to
give you the facts.

First off these earnings were based on two full months,
September 1 through October 31, and the income was
generated from affiliate commissions through
BuyCostumes.com and Adsense.

Affiliate Commissions: $10,381.16
Adsense Earnings: $12,235.35

Total Earnings of: $22,616.51

About the AdSense earnings, I have a network of
quality sites that generate on the average $75 to
$125 in AdSense income which does NOT target
the Halloween market. So, part from my AdSense
income was from sites outside of the Halloween
market, however Halloween had a very big
impact as it does each Halloween season.

That being said, many of these other sites are
based on the same SEO principles I will share
with you.

I also had two webhosting commissions during the
Holiday period which resulted in $200 and, obviously,
these commissions were not based on my seasonal
marketing strategies.

I share these facts to provide you with true transparency.

What you also need to know is that ....

95% of the websites which were built during the late
summer were created and launched by my assistant
who just months ago had no real website building
experience or SEO experience, for that matter.

Why is this important and why am I sharing all this with you?

Simply because it means that if my assistant was
able to take the simple concepts I am going to
share with you here and put them into action
with these results, anyone else can as well.

My job was to grab domains based on targeted
search terms and her job was to launch the
sites according to my blueprint. It was really
that simple.

Thus, if you're able to take away some ideas
and strategies from here and you then take
action and put my methods to use the sky is
the limit.

I am currently launching "micro" niche sites for
the holidays and am also in the process of
launching dozens of new sites that are not
holiday related targeting AdSense income.

The Concept: Part One (highly focused niche marketing)

My concept this year was to target very specific
costume search terms. Last year I went for massive
traffic and targeted "costume ideas."

If you research that term, you will find that it
gets a crazy amount of search volume during
the months of September and October.

However, the term is too broad and converts poorly.

During this October the site converted at: 0.65%
(less than one percent of the people purchased),
however the new sites I launched converted between
1.5% and 10%.

What I did this year was really based on my
Golden Rule of Internet Marketing
, something
I have been developing over the past six to nine
months.

My Golden Rule of Internet Marketing:

Find out what people want or need and give
it to them by making it easy for them to buy.


The first part of my rule:

Find out what people want or need.

This is fairly simple and straight forward. It means
that you need to target search terms which you
know (as well as the searcher) exactly users are looking for.

The second part of my rule:

Making it easy for them to buy.

What does this mean?

If you have a site about power drills, you
should ONLY feature content about power drills --
no fancy web 2.0 buttons, no follow me on twitter,
no FaceBook apps, and no ad banners for products
that are not 100% on target.

If you follow my golden rule you will be left with
simple sites that are easy to navigate and easy
for your visitors to find the stuff they need and/or
want.

So, the results will be sales and conversion.

In fact, as mentioned my network of sites this
year converted between 1.5% and as much as 10%.

Site Conversions for My Top Producing Sites (in percentage):
1.2 %
2.2 %
7.9 %
2.7 %
1.9 %
1.6 %
2.2 %
2.0 %
1.9 %
3.2 %
0.9 %
2.4 %
4.2 %
1.7 %
0.8 %
8.3 %
2.1 %
3.4 %
3.0 %

As you can see, I had many sites converting very, very well.

The Concept: Part Two (launch as many sites as possible)

The second part of this year's concept was be to
leverage on page SEO by using my special formula
(think adding outbound links, search term domain
names, unique content, and more).

In order to truly launch a lot of sites, I would not
have time for stuff I really never do anyway, such
as article marketing, social bookmarking, link
building, etc.

Mind you, I did a bit of link building ... but I truly
do mean just a little bit. As a matter of fact, for
most of the sites we launched we spent less
than ten minutes on link building.

Because of this, I felt that many of the sites I
launch would rank well but not amazingly well.

And so, most of my moneymaking sites this year
ranked between 6 and 20 on Google.

When I saw sites which were ranking in the top
twenty, I usually did nothing more to try improving
the ranking.


The powerful part of this is that ...

It gave me time to launch more sites which
often found their way into the top twenty
of Google with minimal effort.

We (my assistant and I) started at around
August 1st and began with about 20 domains
to target and launch sites on.

My plan was for small sites that had only five
to ten pages. However, I then began seeing
the power of my "niche site" plan and quickly
tweaked my thinking to simple "micro niche"
sites that often contained only one page of
content on the homepage.

This proved to be powerful as most of my content
(site pages) pages were on the domain homepage.

Let me further explain.

Typical Niche Marketing Thinking:

Launch 10 sites, each site with 5 to 10 pages.

The Network of Ten Sites Would Have a total
of 50 to 100 pages of content.

This network of sites would result in ten pages of content
being found on the domain / homepage / root of the
domain.

My One Page "Micro Site" Thinking

Launch 50 sites each with 1 - 3 pages of content.

This "micro" network of sites would benefit from
having 50 pages of content on the domain root.

The power of a domain name is HUGE when it
comes to ranking online and my network of
sites maximizes and leverages this fact.

Launching a bunch of sites all at once was not
so hard as we were not trying to launch huge
massive "authority" sites but simple little one
page sites which focus on just a few search
phrases based on my golden rule.

One of the benefits of being so busy publishing
content is that most of the sites never really
got slapped by Google and none of them got
into trouble.

Again, we did not:

• Submit articles
• Social bookmart our pages
• Do video promotion
• No three way link clubs
• Ect ..

I never really liked publishing content on the web
unless it was to my site. The exception for me is
videos.

The only link building we did do was based on one
or two items; one of which is my KeywordLuv
method and the other is simply posting a mini
article on another blog with one or two back
links to the newly launched site.

Simple and nothing that would backfire with Google.

The affiliate linking stuff.

I only promoted one affiliate program. Again,
the whole concept was to move fast and to
keep things simple. Thus I pulled a "search"
link to BuyCostumes.com which I could use
on all my sites.

I did not need to log into CJ.com each
time I put up a new affiliate link.

I just used my search link for all the sites and
I was able to track sales with each site's own
PID tracking.

Also, I only installed one block of AdSense ads
into the sidebar which keeping AdSense out
of the main content and tried to push people
to the affiliate program instead. Regardless,
the AdSense click through was still strong
due to good blending of the sites.

Lastly, we used WordPress with the following plugins:

-All in One SEO
-Google XML Sitemap
-Shadow Link Cloaking plug-in (cloaks affiliate links for free)

In the end we launched about 120 sites and
did really well. Next year, should be really
interesting for sure.

I am now moving forward with launching a
"little micro network" for Christmas and the
holidays.

I will let you know how that goes.

Best,
#$22 #case #micro #niche #profits #revealed #seasonal #study
  • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
    Hi Brian

    Neat case study. Thanks for sharing and the case study proves what you are saying in your sig.

    Nice one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    Brian,
    That sir is a cracking post and something we don't see on here often unfortunately.

    Rich
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    • Profile picture of the author John Cabral
      Originally Posted by Richard Tunnah View Post

      Brian,
      That sir is a cracking post and something we don't see on here often unfortunately.

      Rich
      I second that. Thanks for sharing what you are doing to make money online. I for one need this kind of info.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by Richard Tunnah View Post

      Brian,
      That sir is a cracking post and something we don't see on here often unfortunately.

      Rich
      Hey Rich,

      Hopefully I can provide you with some additional "cracking" posts in
      the days to come!

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    Man I'm catching up with you but it's not gonna hit that sum of money any time soon lol. That's niche marketing on crack right there peeps! if you can do what he says, you will get residual automated income or alternatively you'll have little businesses to sell on ebay and flippa
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by Intrepreneur View Post

      Man I'm catching up with you but it's not gonna hit that sum of money any time soon lol. That's niche marketing on crack right there peeps! if you can do what he says, you will get residual automated income or alternatively you'll have little businesses to sell on ebay and flippa
      Hey Intrepreneur,

      It is important to realize that my assistant
      and I really did a ton of work here, however
      the principles are wicked effective.

      I just launched about 20 micro niche sites
      targeting a pet products and they now are generating
      revenue as well.

      Take action, be realistic and stay focused.

      Those that can do that make money.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author kay12345
    thanks for sharing this great info

    i have save this in my notepad
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    • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
      Hi Brian,

      Thanks for an excellent, well conceived and written, post.

      One-OK, two-quick questions.

      As you are putting up a fair number of sites are you using top level domains, e.g. ".com", ".net", or are you using less expensive ".us", ".info", etc?

      On your WP sites are you sticking to one theme or using various themes dependent on content?

      Thanks,

      Elmer
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      • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
        Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

        Hi Brian,

        Thanks for an excellent, well conceived and written, post.

        One-OK, two-quick questions.

        As you are putting up a fair number of sites are you using top level domains, e.g. ".com", ".net", or are you using less expensive ".us", ".info", etc?

        On your WP sites are you sticking to one theme or using various themes dependent on content?

        Thanks,

        Elmer

        Elmer I higly advise .com over any other. I have most success and sales from .com's The others just seem to be a yahoo magent which is pretty usless as no-one uses their search.
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
          Originally Posted by Intrepreneur View Post

          Elmer I higly advise .com over any other. I have most success and sales from .com's The others just seem to be a yahoo magent which is pretty usless as no-one uses their search.
          I grab any domains that can meet this criteria:

          • Based on an actual search term.
          • Search term is based on a product or service
            (That sells well online)
          • .com
          • .net
          • .org
          .org ranks quite nicly right now
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
        Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

        Hi Brian,

        Thanks for an excellent, well conceived and written, post.

        One-OK, two-quick questions.

        As you are putting up a fair number of sites are you using top level domains, e.g. ".com", ".net", or are you using less expensive ".us", ".info", etc?

        On your WP sites are you sticking to one theme or using various themes dependent on content?

        Thanks,

        Elmer
        Elmer,

        First questions on my Micro Niche Marketing post comes from
        Elmer, here are your awnswers.

        1) Out of the 125 sites were launched about 85% were
        based on the following domains.

        .com
        .net
        .org

        A small fraction were .us domains and non of those really
        ranked well. That being said if I find a very strong keyword
        domain that is available in the .us, .biz or .info I will sometimes
        take it.

        However, if you want to rank fast, stick with the leading
        three domains.

        Wordpress Themes.

        I am using FlexSqueeze, this theme is a paid theme and
        allows me to quickly and easily change colors, headers, width
        and much more.

        The key is to figure out how to spend less time "fiddling" and more
        time "publishing".

        black hat ..
        blue hat ...
        white hat ...

        I like to think "smart hat".

        Hope this helps.

        Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    Great info. thanks for sharing. It would be very great if you can share an example. Lol. Anyway here two serious questions:
    -do you use .info domain?
    -how many traffic do you receive in a day per domain?
    Hmm, average earning per blog is $100 per month. That is so many.

    Thanks again
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by goodmast3r View Post

      Great info. thanks for sharing. It would be very great if you can share an example. Lol. Anyway here two serious questions:
      -do you use .info domain?
      -how many traffic do you receive in a day per domain?
      Hmm, average earning per blog is $100 per month. That is so many.

      Thanks again
      Hello Goodmast3r,

      I prefer to get the following domains:

      • .com
      • .net
      • .org
      Traffic was massive, and if you were to do some research
      you would see that Halloween is one of the biggest
      traffic spurts that happens all year (that is also commercial).

      Some of my little sites earned as much as $450 others
      earned as little as $50 or so. While this seams like a ton of
      sites (and it is) it is important to remember were were able to
      get these "completed" within 2 hours or so.

      Were now modifying our methods and moving even faster ;-)

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author observetodo
    This is really good information, I think for newbies like myself. It is helpful as I am launching some sites for the Christmas holidays right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    A couple of comments...

    I hate to break it to you, Brian, but your Golden Rule has been around since the invention of the marketplace.

    Seriously, though, excellent case study, complete with actual data. Well done.

    The reminder about not having to create massive authority sites was timely, as I have several projects on the board which should really be out working, but they've been feeding on visions of grandeur and getting fat...
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      A couple of comments...

      I hate to break it to you, Brian, but your Golden Rule has been around since the invention of the marketplace.

      Seriously, though, excellent case study, complete with actual data. Well done.

      The reminder about not having to create massive authority sites was timely, as I have several projects on the board which should really be out working, but they've been feeding on visions of grandeur and getting fat...
      Hey John,

      Agreed, my golden rule is basic marketing 101.

      That being said lots of people miss the boat on this
      stuff, I know I did for years. I have always been able to
      drive free traffic, however driving the right kind
      of traffic is key.

      Glad you liked the post John.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author ShaneRQR
    Hey Brian,

    Thanks a lot for sharing that with us! I've been thinking about trying tiny micro-niche sites with just a few pages, like you described and it's very encouraging to read here that it worked for you!
    Best of luck with your holiday season sites!

    Cheers,
    Shane
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by ShaneRQR View Post

      Hey Brian,

      Thanks a lot for sharing that with us! I've been thinking about trying tiny micro-niche sites with just a few pages, like you described and it's very encouraging to read here that it worked for you!
      Best of luck with your holiday season sites!

      Cheers,
      Shane
      Shane,

      Go for it dude, seriously ... It works real well.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author kx
    Hi Brian and thanks for this great info.

    I have one question: All these websites that you created... Did you put them on 1 same hosting server or did you spread all around ? Did you use shared hosting or you maybe got a dedicated server for this?

    Thanks in advance,
    kx
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by kx View Post

      Hi Brian and thanks for this great info.

      I have one question: All these websites that you created... Did you put them on 1 same hosting server or did you spread all around ? Did you use shared hosting or you maybe got a dedicated server for this?

      Thanks in advance,
      kx
      Hey KX,

      Shared hosting works just fine, and I will give you the name
      of the company I like the best for shared hosting.

      Hostmonster

      They offer:

      • Unlimited domains
      • Unlimited bandwidth
      • Unlimited disk space
      I am a web hosting affiliate myself and got an account with
      them to "review" their service and I was impressed. Another
      thing I like about hostmonster is that they offer 24 hour
      phone support - when you need help they can help you.

      And it is really cheap ...

      $5.95 a month

      Or, if you like send me a private message and
      I will send you a discount link for $3.95 a month.

      Now, your question leads me to believe your think
      about linking your sites, or doing a fancy "link wheel" ...

      Non of this is needed and as mentioned the only promo
      I do is one blog post with a couple of links to the new
      site.

      That or I used my "KeywordLuv Method" to get a couple
      quality inbound links.

      Hope this helps ...

      Best,
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      • Profile picture of the author mrmatt
        Hey Brian,

        I gotta ask what your "KeywordLuv" method is.

        and

        Are the blog posts you are making to your own blog or someone elses?

        Thanks
        MAtt
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
          Originally Posted by mrmatt View Post

          Hey Brian,

          I gotta ask what your "KeywordLuv" method is.

          and

          Are the blog posts you are making to your own blog or someone elses?

          Thanks
          MAtt
          Matt,

          Ok, link building stuff.

          Links are important and quality of links trumps
          quantity of links in Google, thus my strategy has been
          to get links from sites that most affiliates are not using.

          Social bookmarking, directories .. these are linking methods
          that are on Googles map.

          So what I have begun to do is target blogs that are part
          of the "no follow" movement. These are blog owners that
          are happy to reward "real" comments with links that pass page
          rank.

          So I began to search for "do follow" sites and run into
          two plugins, this is where it starts getting good.

          • KeywordLuv
          • Comment Luv
          These are wordpress plugins that reward commentors
          with links that are based on "anchor text".

          Instead of getting your name linked from a blog post
          comment you get your name @ your keywords.



          So if I wanted a link for for my new "vintage wall clock" site
          I would search google for the following text:

          "Enter YourName@YourKeywords in the Name field to take advantage" + clock

          This search would only bring up sites that are running
          the KeywordLuv plugin that also have the word "clock" on the
          page somewhere.

          The result is links from sites that usually pass pagerank,
          complete with anchor text ...

          These links are much more powerful than directories
          (Google is leary of directories - unless you use my
          authority Directory method) and can help new sites get indexed
          quickly.

          The idea is to post about four or five comments at different
          sites, you do not want to post five comments on the same
          site.

          This is a dead giveway that your simply trolling for
          links.

          Of course add value, leave a real comment and add something
          to the post.

          KeywordLuv = great free method.

          For the blog linking I do, these are part of a network
          that no one is really talking about. They are far more powerful
          than "other networks" ...

          I rather not name the program here to protect
          the integrity of the blogs ... network.

          PM me for details.

          Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author kx
    Brian, thanks... I already have hosting account with them....

    btw, you said you were using FlexSqueeze theme... do you use a regular blog look or do you make a 1 squeeze page from that theme?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by kx View Post

      Brian, thanks... I already have hosting account with them....

      btw, you said you were using FlexSqueeze theme... do you use a regular blog look or do you make a 1 squeeze page from that theme?
      Cool, hostmoster is darn good value.

      For halloween regular blog layout, two sidebars.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author jpwilliams
    Brian,

    Great post with specifics and a nice timeline. Appreciate that.

    Also, I only installed one block of AdSense ads
    into the sidebar which keeping AdSense out
    of the main content and tried to push people
    to the affiliate program instead. Regardless,
    the AdSense click through was still strong
    due to good blending of the sites.
    I'm a bit of a newbie, so forgive me if this is obvious, but can you or anyone tell me if you feel like the presence of the AdSense was detrimental to your affiliate conversions? Is there something you use to measure (e.g. A/B test) to find out the optimum amount of AdSense presence?

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by jpwilliams View Post

      Brian,

      Great post with specifics and a nice timeline. Appreciate that.



      I'm a bit of a newbie, so forgive me if this is obvious, but can you or anyone tell me if you feel like the presence of the AdSense was detrimental to your affiliate conversions? Is there something you use to measure (e.g. A/B test) to find out the optimum amount of AdSense presence?

      Thanks!
      Not a newbie question at all, here is the rub
      about both adsense and affiliate links on the same
      page.

      It is really hard to say which combination would
      have produced the highest earnings.

      Split Testing ...

      That might be something the ppc guys do, however
      my traffic is free and instead of testing, tweaking
      these types of things I tend to keep it simple
      knowing that my method works very well.

      I will also say that since I have had an Adsense account
      since 2003 I know that people click the costume ads, and
      I know the buy the costumes through my link.

      So I did both ...

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Awesome thread bro. I am inspired and can personally attest to some of the things you wrote about. When you say, "Highly focused," are you referring to using brand names or what?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by Marhelper View Post

      Awesome thread bro. I am inspired and can personally attest to some of the things you wrote about. When you say, "Highly focused," are you referring to using brand names or what?
      Hey Marhelper,

      Highly Focused ...

      Does not have to mean brand names, rather just
      "highly focused".

      Example:

      Non focused terms (using Halloween as an example):

      Halloween Costumes
      Costume Ideas
      Adult Costume

      Focused Keyword Phrases:

      Childs Fairy Costume
      Boys Vampire Costume
      Girls Princess Costume Snow White

      Hope this helps and glad you found my post inspirational

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemac1
    Brian - unbelievable info!

    Can I ask is there any other holidays you target throughout the year?

    I would guess right away Christmas but I'm just wondering if you build your business around 4-5 events/holidays each year.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by michael-mac View Post

      Brian - unbelievable info!

      Can I ask is there any other holidays you target throughout the year?

      I would guess right away Christmas but I'm just wondering if you build your business around 4-5 events/holidays each year.
      Michael,

      Halloween has been my favorite best producer
      since 2003 ...

      I have not really dug into Christmas but will jump
      in this year, however my methods work quite well in any
      type niche marketing.

      I think in the past after Halloween I would need a break
      from the seasonal thing.

      However, now I am thinking that targeting Christmas
      would allow me to focus on seasonal trends about 5 months
      out of the year.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author FredFarnes
    Brian, thanks for a great post with real data rather than hype.

    I have a question for you.. What search numbers do you need for a nice site? Do you have a minimum "exact" search count per month?

    Your recent experience is with seasonal niche. I've see the "halloween costume" spike in google trends, but I'm thinking more of year-round products, or 3-4 month seasons (fashion).

    What scale of searches makes it worthwhile, for products that do not have such a huge holiday spike?

    Thanks -
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  • Profile picture of the author kx
    Yeah, I'd also like to know that... Do you have a minimum searches per day that you target?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by kx View Post

      Yeah, I'd also like to know that... Do you have a minimum searches per day that you target?
      Kx,

      Depends on far too many factors.

      Average cost per click estimates (adwords tool).
      If I can get a keyword driven domain.
      Affiliate programs....

      I will mention that I have targeted ebay and have
      done quite well with that program as you can target
      so many "true" niche keyword phrases.

      Best,
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      • Profile picture of the author maggie2
        Originally Posted by Brian Johnson View Post

        Kx,

        Depends on far too many factors.

        Average cost per click estimates (adwords tool).
        If I can get a keyword driven domain.
        Affiliate programs....

        I will mention that I have targeted ebay and have
        done quite well with that program as you can target
        so many "true" niche keyword phrases.

        Best,
        Hey Brian,

        What an awesome post! There's a heck of a lot here to digest.

        You said in the post quoted above that you targeted ebay and that you can target so many "true" niche keyword phrases.

        Could you explain what you mean by that, please? I am looking at ebay as a possible means of generating traffic and so any information would be helpful.

        Thank you so much for this post. It has tons of great info.
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
          Originally Posted by maggie2 View Post

          Hey Brian,

          What an awesome post! There's a heck of a lot here to digest.

          You said in the post quoted above that you targeted ebay and that you can target so many "true" niche keyword phrases.

          Could you explain what you mean by that, please? I am looking at ebay as a possible means of generating traffic and so any information would be helpful.

          Thank you so much for this post. It has tons of great info.
          Maggie,

          True niche keywords:

          Keywords with search volume, based on commercial products
          or services that people buy often online with little competition.

          Once in a while people email me and say they can not find
          these types of keywords, the truth is their are so ... many.

          Give me 90 minutes of research and I will have found
          between 25 and 75 keywords to target ;-)

          Best,
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  • This is a nice post and shows that real effort and work can be rewarded. Kind of flys in the face of the make $10,000 in one week posts that promise the world for little effort. All the people I know making a lot of money online work hard, fast, and smart.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

      This is a nice post and shows that real effort and work can be rewarded. Kind of flys in the face of the make $10,000 in one week posts that promise the world for little effort. All the people I know making a lot of money online work hard, fast, and smart.
      Dam Straight Internet Marketing IQ.

      I am tired of:

      • bum
      • lazy
      • guaranteed
      • auto profit
      Come on people ... wake up and work smart.

      I can make incredible money with about 15 - 20
      hours per week, however I get a bit surprised by the
      people who buy these courses promising riches from
      the beach.

      Anyone making "auto profits" with no real work?

      Please let me know if YOU have ... I will certainly take
      a look. Making money online takes some effort, but the
      rewards are well worth it.

      Best,
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    • Profile picture of the author derrickp
      Do people read before posting or just post?

      Originally Posted by MaddenGeneration View Post

      Nice Case study Brian do you use SEO to get traffic to your offer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by MaddenGeneration View Post

      Nice Case study Brian do you use SEO to get traffic to your offer.
      Hello Madden Generation,

      Yes, the backbone of my online business is
      SEO ... (since 2003).

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author WealthWithin
    Dear Brian,

    Thanks for sharing your experience and inspiring many newbies like me to take action.
    I really appreciate your generosity by taking time to compile such a lengthy post going into facts and figures.

    I would like to ask a couple of questions,

    what is exactly meant when you say
    "This "micro" network of sites would benefit from
    having 50 pages of content on the domain root."

    Do you have all 50 sites sitting at one domain, with 50 sub-domains?
    eg.
    mydomain.com - main site
    micro1.mydomain.com
    micro2.mydomain.com etc.?

    And what sort of content do you use? Are they micro-niche based articles, reviews or videos?

    Again, I wanna thank you for your time. The best advice I got was, "The key is to figure out how to spend less time "fiddling" and more time "publishing"."


    Cheers.
    WealthWithin
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by WealthWithin View Post

      Dear Brian,

      Thanks for sharing your experience and inspiring many newbies like me to take action.
      I really appreciate your generosity by taking time to compile such a lengthy post going into facts and figures.

      I would like to ask a couple of questions,

      what is exactly meant when you say
      "This "micro" network of sites would benefit from
      having 50 pages of content on the domain root."

      Do you have all 50 sites sitting at one domain, with 50 sub-domains?
      eg.
      mydomain.com - main site
      micro1.mydomain.com
      micro2.mydomain.com etc.?

      And what sort of content do you use? Are they micro-niche based articles, reviews or videos?

      Again, I wanna thank you for your time. The best advice I got was, "The key is to figure out how to spend less time "fiddling" and more time "publishing"."


      Cheers.
      WealthWithin
      Wealth ...

      Each mini site on it's own domain, sub domains can
      work but not nearly as well. Some people just getting
      started may say ...

      "oh well, guess I can not do that, I can not afford 100 domains"

      DO NOT FALL INTO THIS TRAP ...

      Heck, if your starting out it will take time for
      you to learn site launching, research and the rest.

      So you start with five domains targeting five search
      terms and your set. Once the five are live you have something
      online that can begin generating revenue for you ...

      This money is reinvested in more domains ...

      This is how I started about three years ago when my
      online business was in real trouble. Back then I started
      thinking more sites rather than huge authority sites
      and I simply reinvested for a matter of months.

      Best,
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      • Hi Brian,

        You have give some very valuable information on the power of niche sites vs. Athority sites. Thanks so much for sharing it.

        I had a question about hosting. I had always read that you don't want to have domains from the same web hosting account pointing to each other.

        How do you overcome this or is this even an issue? Do you actually have all of the sites linked together or just pointing to one site.

        Rod

        P.S. Are you the same Brian Johnson who wrote Commission Ritual?
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
          Originally Posted by Microbusiness Media View Post

          Hi Brian,

          You have give some very valuable information on the power of niche sites vs. Athority sites. Thanks so much for sharing it.

          I had a question about hosting. I had always read that you don't want to have domains from the same web hosting account pointing to each other.

          How do you overcome this or is this even an issue? Do you actually have all of the sites linked together or just pointing to one site.

          Rod

          P.S. Are you the same Brian Johnson who wrote Commission Ritual?

          Rod ...

          I had always read that you don't want to have domains from the same web hosting account pointing to each other.

          Who said I am linking my sites together.

          I am not.

          No need.

          They rank out of the gate so linking together would be
          something I would not risk.

          Plus, again they are ranking!

          People link sites together to push rankings.

          I already got them!

          Commission Ritual.

          Yes.

          One hell of a course and many of my students cashed
          in as well this Halloween. Neat feeling to do what you love
          and help people out.

          FYI: I am hosting a free webinar this Friday as a
          result of the positive feedback this post has received, look
          for the webinar details soon.

          Best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by WealthWithin View Post


      Again, I wanna thank you for your time. The best advice I got was, "The key is to figure out how to spend less time "fiddling" and more time "publishing"."

      Cheers.
      WealthWithin
      Wealth,

      This is so darn important, and nobody talks about it?

      Prioritizing your efforts is key.

      Money is generated with traffic, thus you really ... really
      need to focus on traffic.

      More pages.
      More posts.
      More keywords.
      More videos.
      More what ever you publish to get people in front of your
      stuff.

      Forget fancy graphics, headers, whiz bang effects, forget
      the best site layouts, forget fiddling with adsense for hours
      (especially when you have no traffic).

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author rconejr
    Oh wow, great post, so glad you shared that. I'm just getting into this stuff. I just need to be able to quit my job and spend more time with my kids. I know this stuff still takes work, but I can work as hard as I can at my current job as a newspaper reporter and I won't make a cent extra I'd rather put that kind of work in for myself.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
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    • Profile picture of the author DonnaLeona
      Hi,

      Thanks for a great post! I'll be trying this out soon.

      (Is that an apricot poodle in your picture?)

      ~Donna
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      • Profile picture of the author Holland
        Hi

        Great case study, thanks for sharing that with us!

        best of luck with the holiday season mini site network

        Yours sincerely
        Angelina
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
        Originally Posted by DonnaLeona View Post

        Hi,

        Thanks for a great post! I'll be trying this out soon.

        (Is that an apricot poodle in your picture?)

        ~Donna
        Donna,

        Yep ... that is indeed an apricot poodle. My buddy
        "Otis" he get's me outside once in a while!

        Best,
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        • Profile picture of the author DonnaLeona
          Originally Posted by Brian Johnson View Post

          Donna,

          Yep ... that is indeed an apricot poodle. My buddy
          "Otis" he get's me outside once in a while!

          Best,
          Well then I know you're a good man! I have an apricot poodle named Oliver. Poodles are misunderstood by many. The truth is they are nearly human.

          Life is good: Developing websites for a living and a good dog to love.

          ~Donna
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          • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
            Originally Posted by DonnaLeona View Post

            Well then I know you're a good man! I have an apricot poodle named Oliver. Poodles are misunderstood by many. The truth is they are nearly human.

            Life is good: Developing websites for a living and a good dog to love.

            ~Donna
            Donna,

            Otis is my true buddy, I love to get out and take
            him for walks, it's good for both of us.

            Oliver ;-) I bet our dogs would have all kinds of
            fun!

            Best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by rconejr View Post

      Oh wow, great post, so glad you shared that. I'm just getting into this stuff. I just need to be able to quit my job and spend more time with my kids. I know this stuff still takes work, but I can work as hard as I can at my current job as a newspaper reporter and I won't make a cent extra I'd rather put that kind of work in for myself.
      Thanks for the inspiration.
      Hey RConeJr,

      Anything is possible online.

      I would create a plan of action right now as well as
      a goal for yourself.

      Before thinking about quitting your job thinking about
      how you can earn your first $100 online. Be realistic.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author todawg_not
    awesome info Brian. All the best

    Nigel
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Steinitz
    Hi Brian,

    I like your practical approach, and your years of experience shine through. I thought I understood your business model until I read this:

    This "micro" network of sites would benefit from having 50 pages of content on the domain root.
    That sounds like you are using subdomains but I'm pretty sure you are not. Can you please clarify?

    Thanks for all the helpful information,

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by Steve Steinitz View Post

      Hi Brian,

      I like your practical approach, and your years of experience shine through. I thought I understood your business model until I read this:



      That sounds like you are using subdomains but I'm pretty sure you are not. Can you please clarify?

      Thanks for all the helpful information,

      Steve
      Hey Steve,

      You probably get my methodology ....

      Bottom line is this, each site is on it's own domains.
      Some "sites" only have a homepage right now, regardless
      some of these one page sites earned hundreds this
      past month.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    Brian, am I getting this right? You're spending 2 hours to create and promote a blog. Then it gives you more than $50 a month without anymore effort? You don't do maintenance on your blog? Thanks

    Ian
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by goodmast3r View Post

      Brian, am I getting this right? You're spending 2 hours to create and promote a blog. Then it gives you more than $50 a month without anymore effort? You don't do maintenance on your blog? Thanks

      Ian
      Ian,

      That is correct.

      Couple of things, I never said "blog".

      I really hate that word (blog) because it confuses people.

      I use wordpress to launch websites, simple as that.

      Sure, Google loves fresh content, they also love all the
      stuff I give them like:

      • Quality Content
      • Unique Content
      • Outbound Links (no affiliate links)
      • Keyword Domains
      • No Sign Of Affiliate Anything (Google does not see my aff links - they are cloaked)
      Thus they rank my stuff high, I get traffic and make money.

      The key is to be able to walk away and launch more

      Best,
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      • Profile picture of the author Julie Fletcher
        Hi Brian

        What do you use to cloak your affiliate links?

        Thanks

        Julie

        Originally Posted by Brian Johnson View Post

        Ian,

        That is correct.

        Couple of things, I never said "blog".

        I really hate that word (blog) because it confuses people.

        I use wordpress to launch websites, simple as that.

        Sure, Google loves fresh content, they also love all the
        stuff I give them like:

        • Quality Content
        • Unique Content
        • Outbound Links (no affiliate links)
        • Keyword Domains
        • No Sign Of Affiliate Anything (Google does not see my aff links - they are cloaked)
        Thus they rank my stuff high, I get traffic and make money.

        The key is to be able to walk away and launch more

        Best,
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  • With non affiliate outbound links down your sidebar, dont you lose people and cause them to go elsewhere? It seems that this would hurt your conversions.

    Also, how does having affiliate links and adsense links work together? What % of people click the adsense ads and what % actually click through to your affiliate links?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by Charles Montgomery View Post

      With non affiliate outbound links down your sidebar, dont you lose people and cause them to go elsewhere? It seems that this would hurt your conversions.

      Also, how does having affiliate links and adsense links work together? What % of people click the adsense ads and what % actually click through to your affiliate links?
      Charles,

      I loose people for sure, however I am in the top
      twenty of Google nearly 50% of the time with
      minimal effort.

      Thus I drive lots ... and lots of Traffic.

      And the way I layout my sites most people do not
      leave mysite through these types of links.

      Let's say I lose 15% of my visitors to these links and
      let's also assume I get 1000 visitors daily.

      I am still left with 850 FREE visitors ;-)

      Most people who do affiliate stuff would kill for my
      rankings and traffic.

      I have already commented about affiliate / adsense
      issues.

      Best,
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      • Profile picture of the author JasonC.biz
        Brian - thanks for the great post. I've just been getting started doing something very similar. Very little traffic and no sales so far, though mine are geared more the Christmas.

        Anyway, a couple of questions if you don't mind.

        1) What outbound links do you have in the sidebar, other than AdSense?

        2) Do you use pages or posts in WP, and why? Or, do you think it matters?

        Thanks,
        Jason
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
          Originally Posted by JasonC.biz View Post

          Brian - thanks for the great post. I've just been getting started doing something very similar. Very little traffic and no sales so far, though mine are geared more the Christmas.

          Anyway, a couple of questions if you don't mind.

          1) What outbound links do you have in the sidebar, other than AdSense?

          2) Do you use pages or posts in WP, and why? Or, do you think it matters?

          Thanks,
          Jason
          Jason,

          I link out to stuff that Google ranks high in my niche.
          This way, Google stops by ...

          See's all my god stuff (the kind of stuff they ask for at
          the Googles webmaster guidelines) such as outbound
          links, unique content, video and ...

          They trust me.

          Tada. I get ranked.

          Forget pagerank.

          Today it is all about "trust rank".

          Best,
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
          Originally Posted by JasonC.biz View Post

          Brian - thanks for the great post. I've just been getting started doing something very similar. Very little traffic and no sales so far, though mine are geared more the Christmas.

          Anyway, a couple of questions if you don't mind.

          1) What outbound links do you have in the sidebar, other than AdSense?

          2) Do you use pages or posts in WP, and why? Or, do you think it matters?

          Thanks,
          Jason
          Jason,

          Pages or Posts.

          I like posts because they get feed into the rss feed
          automatically, while their are now plenty of plugins
          to also add pages into the rss feed I prefer simple.

          Oh ....

          One more issue.

          The homepage - make it a static page so you can
          control the content and make more sales.

          Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Cosmo Demopoulos
    Just threw up my first season Xmas site - low comp, around 6000 competing sites, a MicroNicheFinder SOC of 6, and OK traffic with a mega spike this and next month.
    Two backlinks.

    As of this morning, it's ranking at #2 in Google. Exactkeyword.org

    No aff links added yet, just two pages plus privacy policy, contact us, etc.

    Will probably cloak but not sure if it's necessary. A similar niche site is doing OK with non-cloaked Amazon links, but better safe than sorry.

    Launched two more, but not ranked yet.

    Thanks Brian - this will be interesting! I'm be adding a couple of twists to your outline to if it adds anything.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by Ted Demopoulos View Post

      Just threw up my first season Xmas site - low comp, around 6000 competing sites, a MicroNicheFinder SOC of 6, and OK traffic with a mega spike this and next month.
      Two backlinks.

      As of this morning, it's ranking at #2 in Google. Exactkeyword.org

      No aff links added yet, just two pages plus privacy policy, contact us, etc.

      Will probably cloak but not sure if it's necessary. A similar niche site is doing OK with non-cloaked Amazon links, but better safe than sorry.

      Launched two more, but not ranked yet.

      Thanks Brian - this will be interesting! I'm be adding a couple of twists to your outline to if it adds anything.
      Ding ... Ding ... Ding ...

      We have a winner!

      Great results and I am glad to here it.

      Ted,

      I launched my first set of about 20 sites about a week
      ago, about 75% are in the top twenty of Google.

      Fun hu ;-)

      Glad you liked the outline.

      Best,
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      • Profile picture of the author Cosmo Demopoulos
        The second site (not yet indexed) is much more competitive and I decided to give a .biz a try. Then another .org

        Then I've got the same keyword .net and .org which i might place on different IPs and try a couple of different things.

        Having fun, and hopefully be making money from this too Brian
        No assistant, not enough time, and lots of little sick kids at home try to help me today!
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
          Originally Posted by Ted Demopoulos View Post

          The second site (not yet indexed) is much more competitive and I decided to give a .biz a try. Then another .org

          Then I've got the same keyword .net and .org which i might place on different IPs and try a couple of different things.

          Having fun, and hopefully be making money from this too Brian
          No assistant, not enough time, and lots of little sick kids at home try to help me today!
          Hey Ted,

          Having an assistant allows me to continue to test
          and keep current, were launching an unbelievable amount
          of sites right now.

          That being said, do it yourself for now.

          Work your butt off ... launch as many as possible.

          Then hire an assistant

          Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author HarryS
    Originally Posted by Brian Johnson View Post



    My One Page "Micro Site" Thinking

    Launch 50 sites each with 1 - 3 pages of content.

    This "micro" network of sites would benefit from
    having 50 pages of content on the domain root.

    The power of a domain name is HUGE when it
    comes to ranking online and my network of
    sites maximizes and leverages this fact.

    Launching a bunch of sites all at once was not
    so hard as we were not trying to launch huge
    massive "authority" sites but simple little one
    page sites which focus on just a few search
    phrases based on my golden rule.

    One of the benefits of being so busy publishing
    content is that most of the sites never really
    got slapped by Google and none of them got
    into trouble.

    Awesome post Brian. I do have a question about the micro network of sites. Right now I am pretty much doing the same thing. Are you interlinking the sites together? So site A is linking to the other 49 sites, site B linking to the other 49 sites, etc?
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    • Profile picture of the author JasonC.biz
      @ SteelyDan - He just said in post 63 above that he is not linking sites together.

      Jason
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by SteelyDan View Post

      Awesome post Brian. I do have a question about the micro network of sites. Right now I am pretty much doing the same thing. Are you interlinking the sites together? So site A is linking to the other 49 sites, site B linking to the other 49 sites, etc?
      Steely Dan,

      No interlinking of sites ...

      To much more, takes time away from publishing
      and it is risky.

      Why risk when I am already ranking so well?

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    Thanks for the great post Brian.

    You've got so many different profit centers, you can continue to keep making money with these sites on autopilot, flip the domain names or flip each site for a nice chunk of change and you've still got plenty more to fall back onto, win-win-win I say.

    Nice work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by Charann Miller View Post

      Thanks for the great post Brian.

      You've got so many different profit centers, you can continue to keep making money with these sites on autopilot, flip the domain names or flip each site for a nice chunk of change and you've still got plenty more to fall back onto, win-win-win I say.

      Nice work.
      Charann,

      Yep ... That is all part of the master plan ;-)

      Food for thought, when most affiliate's / marketers / web geeks
      launch sites they get all attached to them. They try to improve
      on the rankings by building links.

      By just walking away and letting them age the rankings
      come on their own. Then after several months you can
      start some very slow link promotion to boost rankings.

      Then you can either keep the sites for the revenue
      stream (this is usually what I do) flip them or grow
      them out ...

      Powerful stuff indeed.

      Best,
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    Hmmm. I will have to rethink some of this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonet Bradley
    Whoa, what an inspiring post--Thanks so much for sharing what's working for you, gives newbies like me the extra kick in the pants to really start making moves. I wish you continued success & I can't wait to get on the webinar!
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by Jonet Bradley View Post

      Whoa, what an inspiring post--Thanks so much for sharing what's working for you, gives newbies like me the extra kick in the pants to really start making moves. I wish you continued success & I can't wait to get on the webinar!
      Hey Jonet,

      Just remember ....

      We all start from the very same place.

      Make a plan.
      Take action.
      Stay focused.

      Best,
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      • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
        Just a quick, formal, THANK YOU to Brian!

        Based on the response to this thread alone and the number of PM's it has probably generated (I'm responsible for two or three) I'm amazed he has the time to spend answering, in detail, the questions posed in the thread.

        Plus the PM's.

        Makes me wonder how he's getting any other work done...

        Elmer
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark-Dickenson
          Thanks for the great post Brian.

          Just to let everyone know, Brian has posted some great info without even mentioning his product Commission Ritual in his sig, which Rocks!!

          I just purchased it last week and learned a quite a few things that will make Google trust/like my site more...and the keyword research vids are money

          I wish he didn't include the MH Ritual...that was my secret for a quite a while

          Anyhow, the types of sites he is recommending you make in this thread absolutely work. This is exactly how I make my money

          I just got done making some videos for my customers showing these principals in conjunction with the Amazon Holiday Toy List that just arrived in my inbox yesterday

          If you do this combined with the suggestions that Brian makes in this thread, you will make money.

          Using that list, I found 5 keywords with at least 8k(one had 27k) searches in quotes with 50k or less competition...in about 20 minutes

          Thanks again Brian

          Gotta run...I have some sites to make

          -Mark
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          • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
            Originally Posted by Mark-Dickenson View Post


            I wish he didn't include the MH Ritual...that was my secret for a quite a while

            If you do this combined with the suggestions that Brian makes in this thread, you will make money.

            -Mark
            Hey Mark ...

            MH Ritual?

            Since I coined the IM Term Ritual, I am wondering what
            your referring too?

            Glad you making money Mark and I am glad you like
            Commission Ritual.

            Best,
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        • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
          Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

          Just a quick, formal, THANK YOU to Brian!

          Based on the response to this thread alone and the number of PM's it has probably generated (I'm responsible for two or three) I'm amazed he has the time to spend answering, in detail, the questions posed in the thread.

          Plus the PM's.

          Makes me wonder how he's getting any other work done...

          Elmer
          Elmer,

          I am not going to complain about the response I
          have received with this thread. Anytime anyone
          posts a thread such as this the hope is to spark
          a fire ...

          That being said yesterday was crazy and I did not
          finish up on what I had planned.

          That is ok however, I am self employed and have no
          boss to answer to

          Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I know this is geared toward seasonal selling but I would like to use it for year round purposes ... thoughts?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by Marhelper View Post

      I know this is geared toward seasonal selling but I would like to use it for year round purposes ... thoughts?
      Marhelper,

      The methods work for any term online ...

      Search for "internet marketing course" and you find
      my 15 month old site ranking #2 on Google.

      Search for "domain parking" you find my site beating
      Google, and millions of other domain parking companies ;-)
      (I think right now I am ranked number 3 on Google).

      If you need money or rankings now then you target
      keywords that other do not target, they can be seasonal, or
      not.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author David Mcalorum
    Jeeeeeeze man, that's some great market research going on there. That's the kinda thing that makes millionaires, bud.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by MJGrae View Post

      Jeeeeeeze man, that's some great market research going on there. That's the kinda thing that makes millionaires, bud.
      Yep ...

      And I am going to get my share ...

      Right now while I can, In the last two months I have
      registered about 300 domains and have launched about 200
      sites.

      This week my assistant will be started with batch number
      two of Holiday sites, dog sites, hair sites, catalog stuff.

      I hope others jump in (their is plenty of opportunity for everyone).

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Faisal
    its a winner
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  • Profile picture of the author kx
    Hi Brian,

    Had a few more questions in mind:

    - Those 1-page websites that you have, how long are they on that 1 page? I'm assuming it's an article around your target keyword between 500 and 1,000 words?

    - Do you use any copy-writing techniques in order to "persuade" people? or do you just have a goal to quickly send people from your site to merchant's site?

    - What do you use for tracking visitors (if anything)?

    Thanks in advance,
    kx
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by kx View Post

      Hi Brian,

      Had a few more questions in mind:

      - Those 1-page websites that you have, how long are they on that 1 page? I'm assuming it's an article around your target keyword between 500 and 1,000 words?

      - Do you use any copy-writing techniques in order to "persuade" people? or do you just have a goal to quickly send people from your site to merchant's site?

      - What do you use for tracking visitors (if anything)?

      Thanks in advance,
      kx
      Content of about 400 words to 1000.

      We start out with about 400 to 500 words, if we have
      time and If we see the site is on page two of Google we
      then add more content to the homepage with additional
      outbound links.

      This often results in a boost in the rankings ;-)

      Sales copy - no.

      No need, these are people who have already been sold.

      Someone searches for:

      kids cowboy costume

      They land on your page with "kid cowboy costumes" ...
      Those type of visitors sell themselves.

      Awstats for tracking.

      Again, keep it simple. And too be honest I really did not watch
      the stats.

      Rember: My job is to publish.

      Not to over analyze.

      Best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by chukwuma View Post

      The road to making money. Thanks for this post.
      How do you manage to promote the 120 sites?
      Hey Buddy,

      Read the post again ...
      I did not have to promote.

      I only posted one or two links to new sites.
      That is all it took, that is the power of the method.

      Again, read the post again. I think you missed some important
      parts.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    Brian one more question, do you use branding in your domain name? Like windowsvistasoftware.com?
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