3 New Sites Making $750/m - Best Way To Scale?

by Kevin Strong 20 replies
Hi Warriors,

I recently had a warrior build me a few websites and i'm curious as to the best ways to scale the sites up to more revenue.

They are small niche sites in the health and fitness niche. I'm building a list on all of them and most of the profits so far are from front end affiliate sales, mostly clickbank.

What are the best ways to expand? If they weren't made to be authority sites, do I just keep them 'nichey' and continue to add content? Or do I branch out into more topics?

OR do I just continue to have small sites like these built?

I've gotten a lot of good advice from the creators so far but I'd like to get more opinions from the Warriors.
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  • That's a really open ended question, because it depends on a huge array of factors.

    However, if you have sites that are already converting, I'd look at figuring out a way to get more targeted traffic to it, such that your net profit > cost per aquisition. Of course, if you are using the front end as a loss leader and have some big back end, then you can afford to take a loss on the front end, as long as your net profit > overall cost per aquisition.
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  • Yeah, it is very open-ended.

    If the sites are laser-focused on one topic (I'm guessing they're very narrow exact match domains), then trying to build them out into full authority content sites is not really going to work. (This is one of the reasons I prefer authority sites to mini sites).

    If there are other good keywords that can be built on within your little niches, add that content first to pull in some more traffic. Then your focus should be on increasing visitor value and the average lifetime value of customers. Obviously you're putting the steps in place for that by building a list, but how are you going to monetize that list?

    Think not just in terms of single products, but in terms of a series of products you can sell to people in a logical order. If someone buys your $20 ebook and loves it, they'll be a lot more eassy to sell on that $500 webinar or course. Think about how you can use smaller items to lead in to bigger-ticket items.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    If you are on to a winner, remember you are someone elses pig and they are using you for leverage while you work you ass off.

    You are much better if you are seeing some success to create your own site and get other affiliates doing the work, and driving the traffic for you.

    Remember you should be the GENERAL in the army, not a SOLIDER in the trenches. Right now you are a soldier in the trenches. Just saying!

    So think about creating a killer product and then going and finding bigger affiliates to plug for you. That should help you if you want to spend the time doing it. Remember time is money, so its up to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author DSTeam
    You should also consider doing some paid promotions since the sites are obviously converting.

    Then you should optimize the sites for more related keywords and thirdly build more of more.
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  • Profile picture of the author kvnkane
    sell the ones you have now on flippa and reinvest or keep them and make more
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  • Profile picture of the author royljestr
    You can continue to add more content and branch out, however if you are having that success with only three sites I would reinvest your earnings to get more sites. I think it is better to have 20 sites each earning say $100 per month then 1 site earning $2000 per month. The reason is that if you lose the 1 site you will have lost everything, but if something goes wrong with one of the smaller site you won't have lost that much.
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    • Profile picture of the author socialbacklinks
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      Originally Posted by royljestr View Post

      You can continue to add more content and branch out, however if you are having that success with only three sites I would reinvest your earnings to get more sites. I think it is better to have 20 sites each earning say $100 per month then 1 site earning $2000 per month. The reason is that if you lose the 1 site you will have lost everything, but if something goes wrong with one of the smaller site you won't have lost that much.


      Couldn't agree more. Re-invest %75 of the money you make into new websites. Or 50% depending on what you need. Make your goal to have 100 websites this year and by this time next year. You will be a very wealthy person.
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    • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
      Originally Posted by royljestr View Post

      You can continue to add more content and branch out, however if you are having that success with only three sites I would reinvest your earnings to get more sites. I think it is better to have 20 sites each earning say $100 per month then 1 site earning $2000 per month. The reason is that if you lose the 1 site you will have lost everything, but if something goes wrong with one of the smaller site you won't have lost that much.
      Agree with this completely!
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  • Profile picture of the author prian
    keep tracking the position on google. If its still strong, build new sites.
    When you got no time to maintain all these sites, sell some of them on flippa for big profit..
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    Your method is working. I think you should reinvest your profits to build more such sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotwebwords
    This is a BIG question, but based on what you have said, I would say do the following:
    *keep doing what you already doing with the sites
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    *build more like them
    BUT MOST OF ALL
    market to your list.

    I hope that you catch my advice and it wasn't too generic. I don't have all the details.

    Sites that aren't supposed to be authority sites still need fresh content, just not always as often. Most of all, they need great auto responder copy.

    Also, to scale that income, get down and dirty in your metrics to see what you can tweak. If affiliate sales are doing well, them create your own product and get more income per sale!

    Try, as well, to create related, ancillary interconnected sites that build up with your current sites and help your current sites do better: symbiotic site creation saves time and earns money.

    Best wishes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Strong
    Thanks for the advice so far. Wasn't expecting this high of a response rate.

    My original idea was to reinvest the profits into more sites -- that sounded like the logical thing to do. The only problem with that is the guys I have creating them aren't planning on building sites like these for much longer (which is reasonable. I expect they make more money building their own sites)

    So now i'm either trying to a) find a similar service or b) expand the sites that I have.

    I prefer the latter. I've been burned quite a bit and I don't have time to do it all myself.

    My takeaway from the feedback so far is to have my own products created and sell those to my visitors. That's my next mission.

    I expect traffic and revenue to be much higher once I start ranking for more terms. As it is now, I'm doing ok without having #1 rankings, yet.

    The sites are still fairly new, so I guess I have time to see how everything plays out.

    Thanks for all of the advice so far.
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  • trafic is one way to scale just add more traffic! I would look into JV's
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  • Originally Posted by OhBoy View Post


    OR do I just continue to have small sites like these built?
    This is probably what I would focus on. If you can outsource it by spending $200-$300 a month, that will still leave you profit, and you will start building up your income.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Strong
      Originally Posted by TBInternetMarketing View Post

      This is probably what I would focus on. If you can outsource it by spending $200-$300 a month, that will still leave you profit, and you will start building up your income.
      This is what i'm going to do. Keep ordering sites and scale my real estate. Sounds like the most logical thing to do untl the sites have aged a bit.

      Then hopefully I could sell some of the weaker links in the future and continue to build.

      Thanks for all of the great advice Warriors. I couldn't wish for a better group of supportive people
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      • Profile picture of the author OT2131
        may I ask who built the sites for you? was it was WSO? im currently looking to purchase a pre-made niche site.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kevin Strong
          Hi,

          I can't post links but i've been using Andre Lavell's service, NicheXpress. You can go through my posts and find them. I'm not sure what you mean by premade, though. I don't know if they do that
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  • Profile picture of the author tigermurse
    OhBoy, may I ask wha type of monetization are you using on
    your site. I have also purchased sites from Andre. They are
    just about finished.
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  • Profile picture of the author fenixpro
    Yes, scaling is relative to what the most potent part of your method is. You obviously can scale traffic or number of sites or add a stronger backend.

    I think the answer lies in all of the above. Basically what everyone has contributed is 'what you should do'. It's just a matter of prioritizing.

    I would definitely continue to work on the list building aspect and then test back end offers and develop a strong funnel. Even if your front end sales stay the same, you can monetize the nonbuyers who opt in down the road.
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  • Profile picture of the author FNHPWR11
    Create your own product. Tweak the sales page until it converts as good or better then the product you are currently promoting. If not, just repeat what you are doing..
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