How I made $0.55 In 3 Weeks

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Hello All,

Two days ago I received my first click from adsense. Needless to say this newbie is super excited

About 3 weeks ago I read a thread by xfactor regarding his 6 month followup post.

After reading the thread a took a little bit of action and slapped together 5 websites. Well 7 really, but the first two were complete failures. Anyways I have now received a total of 2 clicks, each from a different website. I am feeling so giddy right now over those 2 clicks, its pathetic I am aware. However, its the thought of making money from the sites for years to come that brings this huge grin to my face.

Thanks for reading

~Severin


Update: I am writing this update 2 days after my original post

First off I would like to thank everyone for their comments. Especially Deloriagod I started busting up after reading your post.


Here is the action I have taken:
Purchased 5 Domains with the exact keyword as the domain.
Example (kewordphrase.org)

Currently Adsense is saying that my ads are viewed 6-10 times per day

Each of my domains gets about 3k searches a month - double checked this google guess with spyfu.

Only 1 of my websites is on the first page of google. Its position 8 I think.

My backlinking has been articles at ezinearticles and goarticles
(I think I have about 15 articles up for each domain)

I assume my on page seo is fairly average, but as i'm a noob I think fairly average is a good start.

Also I am happy to report that I got another click yesterday that was worth $0.50. Which practically doubled my income

If anyone wants to see the websites they can pm me, but I wouldn't recommend it, as they are terrible.

As for the people recommending that I bail on Adsense and look for another way to monetize the websites I am trying to learn to get traffic to my websites. Once I get 100 visitors or so a day then I will probably begin to look at other options.

I remain as positive as ever.
#$055 #made #weeks
  • Profile picture of the author Dellco
    Lmao.

    You could have added more detail, like what sort of link building you did, and what keywords you are ranking for....do these get any searches, what is the competition like....etc

    Assuming a year has 52 weeks, you will need one whole year to make $10 and 10 years to make $100 for payout.

    So I guess you need to ramp things up 100X to make $100 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author @seo
    SERPs are main factor if you are looking for some free traffic. SEO will help you lot in making good visitors on site.

    if you will work continue your sites will produce some slow but long term income.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanEagle
    Hah! I remember my first Google check - I have it framed. Why don't you try monetizing your site with something else that'll actually make you real money?
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    I am also making money with adsense.But it took me almost a year to make my first $100.Now i ma concentrating on affiliate programs and already it has made some good money than adsense with some little effort.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      hmmm. I wonder how much an hour that breaks down to
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      • Profile picture of the author deloriagod
        Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

        hmmm. I wonder how much an hour that breaks down to
        Assuming we're counting every hour of every day (since websites are online 24/7)..

        3 weeks * 7 days per week = 21 days

        21 days * 24 hours per day = 504 hours

        $0.55 / 504 hours = $0.001 per hour
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  • Profile picture of the author dwatkins
    Don't listen to them. My first site took me months to make the first few cents. (Of course, I knew nothing at the time.) It starts with that 0.55 and grows. My first site now makes me hundreds per month. I just kept adding to it and building links. You're off to a good start, keep it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by dwatkins View Post

      Don't listen to them. My first site took me months to make the first few cents. (Of course, I knew nothing at the time.) It starts with that 0.55 and grows. My first site now makes me hundreds per month. I just kept adding to it and building links. You're off to a good start, keep it up.
      Solid point. didn't mean to imply it wasn't a good start. its just the way the title was put that had me wondering out loud.
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  • Profile picture of the author yaotfeng
    7 Websites so far and only 55cents into it? Sounds like you might have to reconsider your research in terms of keyword and competition. I don't mean to be condescending, but 55cents in 3 weeks time mean something going wrong.

    What do you do to research your keywords?
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonsean
    Originally Posted by SeverinH View Post

    Hello All,

    Two days ago I received my first click from adsense. Needless to say this newbie is super excited

    About 3 weeks ago I read a thread by xfactor regarding his 6 month followup post.

    After reading the thread a took a little bit of action and slapped together 5 websites. Well 7 really, but the first two were complete failures. Anyways I have now received a total of 2 clicks, each from a different website. I am feeling so giddy right now over those 2 clicks, its pathetic I am aware. However, its the thought of making money from the sites for years to come that brings this huge grin to my face.

    Thanks for reading

    ~Severin
    Hi,
    Kindly be more specific in citing your story for us to analyze it because we don't know what specific method that you've used or what kind of link building technique that was implemented. hoping for any clarifications.
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  • Profile picture of the author Open Cobra
    Good job. Just because it took you 3 weeks to make .55 that doesn't mean it will take you another 3 weeks to make .55. Once you get the formula down and you know what works, it becomes second nature. If you went through 7 websites, that actually demonstrates your persistence, which you need in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author bitriot
    I would just like to point out that depending on your niche, you can still do great traffic without good rank for your main keyword. I run an affiliate site for tangible products that has google serps of 31 yet gets 500 visitors a month due to much higher rankings for my individual product review pages.

    That said, after 3500 visitors, I have only made like 13 adsense clicks which is not so great.
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  • Profile picture of the author mascomasco
    Never despise the day of little begining.It is a fact that you can just jump to $100 a day,you have got to start from something small to big things.
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    • Profile picture of the author keseros
      true. I know with a little patience, I'll get there
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Well. it means you have roughly 13 days to make $99.45!

      Seriously, try and up that to 55 cents day, then $1.10, etc.

      That in and of itself is not that hard. You can generate traffic using
      all sorts of ways, just read the forum.

      You also need to tweak content, ad colors, placement, etc.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Science Friction
    I started an online community a little over three years ago, throwing AdSense up only on the main page. The site revolves around the forums, however. A year into it, I put adds on the index page of the SMF board. My impressions jumped up a bit, and I was getting a $100 (give or take) check from Google about every nine months.

    Then, a year after that, I upgraded the board to IPB and the board ads went away. Impressions dropped to around 300-400 per month, with maybe five clicks, with an average of about $0.48/day. Yippee for me.

    I upgraded the board to the latest version of IPB two or three weeks ago. The new version of IPB supports ads natively. I turned them back on. My impressions went up to about 600/day, peaking around 1200 on Thursday (historically the busiest day of the week for the site). Clicks positively skyrocketed to 7 or 8, with a daily average around a buck.

    At least it sounds impressive to say, "I upgraded the software and impressions and revenue both jumped a little over 100% *the very next day*."
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom L
    I did a similar thing after reading Xfactor's thread and threw up a couple sites together. The thing about that guy is that although he is nice... he flip flops on every issue like a politician so you cannot listen to him a hundred percent in any aspect. He tells you to build big sites, then small sites, then medium, then says he never said to build small ones etc...

    Nevertheless, I imagine you know that Google doesn't like what he recommends and is known to slap you if they do a manual review.

    I have followed his advice for exactly three weeks and have made less then a dollar. After that I started to back link from other places such as directories, different article sites, blogs and within 95 days from hearing about adsense and learning how build my first site I did hit a $100. Now I am in my third month with it and I have made over $70 in two weeks. Is this a way to get rich and get to that $300 or more a day? Not sure, but alongside the small sites I am also learning other things and working on a larger one which will hopefully bring some new challenges which I get to learn from.

    I tried to apply to some CPA companies but was either denied or placed on hold for a few more months. They said I need more experience which is fine with me since I already know that.

    The Google dance still tends to confuse me as anytime I throw more back links at a site it starts all over again but there is nothing I can do except observe and take notes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by Tom L View Post

      Not sure, but alongside the small sites I am also learning other things and working on a larger one which will hopefully bring some new challenges which I get to learn from.

      I tried to apply to some CPA companies but was either denied or placed on hold for a few more months. They said I need more experience which is fine with me since I already know that.
      Tom - one of the best attitudes I have seen. With that attitude you will be more than fine
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  • Profile picture of the author jlady
    I followed the xfactor course, started in January this year and I am at around $500 month right now with 10 sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    I get what you are saying SeverinH. You're excited to discover this really does work. I'm not sure you can ever replicate that high no matter how much money you subsequently make. Congrats and keep going.
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  • Profile picture of the author checkerpatterson
    I bear in mind my opening Google check - I have it framed. Why don't you try monetizing your site with something else that'll in point of fact make you real money?
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  • Profile picture of the author fastboy
    Adsense earning is real but it takes a little smart work to get anything out of it. With the right keyword and as many sites as possible, and also posting on a regular bases you can get there soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author sluxento
    Is there really money to be made with adnsense?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jayo
    Nice. congratulations. I never really fell in love with adsense. I guess i prefer larger commissions at one time. To each his own I guess.

    Keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author TekCraze
    I love it! Seriously, had to laugh out loud about your post title...very refreshing after hearing that phrase with staggering numbers attached to it over and over again.

    Thanks for keeping the internet "real". Good luck on your future earnings, I congratulate you on taking the first steps!

    (No disrespect to the many successful hardworking online entrepreneurs out there either. We all hope to be among your ranks someday)
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  • Profile picture of the author jesus72knight
    This thread gave me a huge grin. I got so excited as well. You're so contagious, man.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tannerews80
    LOL… I enjoyed the header.
    Hopfully another 6 month it will be $6000 per month.
    Good luck with that!
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  • Profile picture of the author LangeTroels
    Originally Posted by SeverinH View Post

    Hello All,

    Two days ago I received my first click from adsense. Needless to say this newbie is super excited

    About 3 weeks ago I read a thread by xfactor regarding his 6 month followup post.

    After reading the thread a took a little bit of action and slapped together 5 websites. Well 7 really, but the first two were complete failures. Anyways I have now received a total of 2 clicks, each from a different website. I am feeling so giddy right now over those 2 clicks, its pathetic I am aware. However, its the thought of making money from the sites for years to come that brings this huge grin to my face.

    Thanks for reading

    ~Severin
    I think it is so cool.. Wish it was me.. I would like to create a website as well and try it out as a hobby.. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author stephenxanders
      I totally understand your situation. When I first started online, I earned around .80 in 3 weeks :-) it's quite funny but it's the experience that matters. And from that moment on, I started dreaming of bigger profits. Now, I am earning just enough for my online business. If you want to know some ways to make money, (SURE WAYS) then message me. I can help you with that. :-)

      And just to remind you, in having an online business, you also need online tools to make your business better. I also have some of them. :-)
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    Is there a post title of the week award? If not there should be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keyword Prodigy
    55 cents is a good start. It might be a small amount but you know what you did to make it so you can make more.

    Well done!
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  • Profile picture of the author SeverinH
    I forgot to mention in my updated post that I got all of my articles from school papers I have written in the past. A lot of my articles that are posted on Ezinearticles have titles such as "Tom Sawyer A Theological Breakdown." Needless to say they have nothing to do with the websites linked in the resource box. Right now I have about 800 article views and a click through rate of 0.05%. On the other hand my articles have been published by others 15 times. 15 free links i'll take that any day.

    P.S.

    I think I am going to spend my first adsense check on a Lara Croft cardboard cutout.
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  • Profile picture of the author fayehines
    Great! But don't get too excited over change. A lot of people settle for less and don't advance to the top of their game. Earn those big checks.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Imagine if those clicks were for some high paying keywords. Some payout good $$$. A lot more than $0.25 per click. Focus on high paying keywords and you should do better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    So you'd prefer to build sites that get a trickle of traffic rather than build one big site that gets a bucket load of traffic?

    Open your eyes to the real way of doing this and things will come to you more clearly.
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  • Profile picture of the author ara67
    you should try ptc or ptr sites you will make a lot more and a lot faster
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