So here it goes:
I currently have 235+ websites that are making anywheres from $4 to $50 per day, I have about 10 that do $50 a day, and the rest fluctuate.
Some of them do a lot better during trends, for example, I built 80 websites targetting specific individual costumes for halloween, and they have been doing $10+ per day alone.
I target low to mid competition keywords, find or buy exact match keywords (as they do make a difference despite what you've been told). When i say exact match, I mean, Your keyword = www.yourkeyword.com
No stop words, no the, e, blog, online, NO prefixes or suffixes.
All my websites are ranked #1 through #5 for all their target keywords. 80% of my traffic comes from the Big G, 10% of my traffic comes from Direct Traffic, meaning people who have bookmarked the sites, or people just inputting my website into the address bar. The remaining 10% comes from directories, forums, and article marketing ( I barely do any article marketing).
So what are the characterisitcs of my websites:
- They all target a specific product, usually ONE or TWO, sometimes I will expand to 20 - 50. I have a handful of websites that are 200 products deep as well. But I try to be as specific as possible.
- They all target tangiable goods. I DO NOT sell digital items, because I find that I'm receiving around 25-35% conversions on my tangiable compared to my low 8% on digital products. There are less refunds, and to the consumer I seem more respectable as a merchant portal.
- They contain 1 - 3 unique articles on them. Each article targets a different physchological factor behind buying a product. I first tell them who the customer of my product is, so in the case that I'm not identifying them, they get defensive and buy, and in the case I am identifying them, they understand they are a good customer for this product thus, they buy. I attack the social and economical factors of the product, I justify the merchants price, and tell them how it is being used in a social setting. (are celebrities wearing this coat, will this grill make for better barbeques, etc, etc)
- They are all built in Wordpress.
Just Google. It is amazing on how much traffic you will receive in the first position of Google.
Currently my Virtual Real Estate receives roughly around 23,000 uniques per day broken across all my websites.
How do I build it all?
I outsource every stupid little thing.
All I care about is the niche, and how much money I am making.
I outsource writing
I outsource development
I outsource backlinking
I simply worry about producing sales and watching the analytics to decide when to build more content and or target more keywords.
VRE's as a business model is really great. It produces passive income, however there is a management side to things just like all business's. This is where people will succeed or fail.
Understanding what your analytics are telling you.
Understanding your top 10 competition and how to beat it.
Understanding Opportunitties in the SERPs.
Just like any business, there are pros and cons. Here the cons are, I pay a lot of money in registration fees, but I am profitting. I have to spend 4 hours each day looking at my analytics and current market positions. I spend about 2 hours a day researching new markets.
Obviously I don't have to do it each and everyday, but if I'm not getting a sale I WANT TO KNOW WHY. So I study it.
So I don't want to make this long winded, but ask your questions and i will respond when I can.