If you're not familiar with LMC's thread about his 235 website empire, take a look and then come back.
I've messed around with Affiliate Programs, CPA, and Facebook Marketing over the last few year but with little results.
The thread listed above seemed easy enough so I thought I would try buying a few domains, setting up a couple of blogs and see what happens. I even had to re-activate my CJ account because it had been dormant so long.
I did some keyword research with the Google keyword tool and bought a few domains for a niche that interested me. I bought 3 domains with exact match keywords that were getting monthly search volume in the 1000-1500 a month range.
I was off work for 10 days in December so I deconstructed what LMC was doing as best I could and went at it building WP sites around the keywords.
Step 1: Build out the sites and do the best on-page article creation that I could. Each site got 3 posts written by me.
Step 2. I bought article/submission services for all 3 sites from .99 Cent articles. Traffic started trickle in to all 3 sites but one of them was getting a sale every 2-3 days in January.
I decided to do some more backlinking myself by commenting on relevant blogs and voila: All 3 sites were showing up on page 1 of Google for their keywords.
To be fair, only one of the sites is really converting, but that one site is on its way to make $1000 this month.
Here's a shot from my CJ Account:
Shoot - I can't post the image because I haven't posted enough, but it's sitting at $579.28 so far this month.
And here are additional sales from another network:
2/3/2011 06:31:21 26.39
2/8/2011 09:34:09 32.99
2/8/2011 17:16:14 23.99
2/11/2011 13:42:16 37.50
2/14/2011 17:42:17 32.99
2/22/2011 16:06:37 23.99
So the formula here is simple:
1. Keyword research your niche and get .com domains that are exact match keywords.
2. Create content with content about your chosen niche.
3. Ensure decent backlinks through article marketing and comments with backlinks on relevant sites.