here's my old search criteria using off x-factor type mini sites
keyword-1000 searches and above for main keyword normally some kind of product
soc in micro niche finder green
nothing over page rank 3 or above on first page of google
nothing with more than a 100 backlinks on first page of google
main keyword-7500 and above
cost per click 3.00 and above
soc in micro niche finder green or yellow
if i see page rank 4 on first page of google thats fine with me because I know in time I can beat them, also not concerned with the amount of backlinks they have just so long as its not a crazy amount like 50,000 but between 1,000 and 5,000 no longer scares me because i know within 3 months i can not only match that but i will increase my backlinks to about 500 a month on average so that I wont be easily beaten.
for example earlier today while researching competition for my new site I found a 1 page site that also ranks number 1 on first page of google for the keyword i'm trying to rank for, now this guy's site has a page rank of 0 but he has a little over 5,000 backlinks far more than that of all the sites below him, now that might scare off most people but i know in 3 months time i can match that and until i do i know i will at least hit the second position which would still make me a good amount of money.... now i would imagine that the guy that owns the top spot is making between 2,000 and 4500 from that one page site because of the cost per click being so high and he also ranks 1 for two more search terms that gets couple thousand searches so in my book waiting and building up my backlinks will be well worth it
now this new site i'm making will rank for 6 keyword phrases
keyword 1- searches 14,000 low competition, two page rank 4s at the bottom of page 1 and the rest are a couple of 2s and 0s. top spot has 5,000 backlinks every site below doesn't have more that 50 so i will rank number 2 without to much work and in time than hopefully 1.
keyword 2- searches 9,900 med competition first page consists of pagerank 3 and 4s will take time to beat but thats fine until i reach number 1 the money i will make from the low competition keywords will be enough. top spot has 200 backlinks sites below range from 200 to 1000 backlinks
keyword 3- searches 5,400 low competition nothing above page rank 3 -backlinks below 100
keyword 4- searches 2,900 low competition-nothing over page rank 3 backlinks below 100
keyword 5- searches 2,400 low competition-nothing over page rank 3 backlinks below 100
keyword 6- searches 1,000 low competition-nothing over page rank 3 backlinks below 100
the cost per click for these keywords are in between 7.00 and 12.00 dollars
this is how you can achieve a 100 dollars a day site, pick a keyword that has a cost per click of more than 3.00 dollars and search volume of more than 6,000 with competition that you can see yourself beating in at least a 3 to 5 month time period.