This thread is going to be briefly about my 2010 experience with eBay Partner Network (EPN) and Adsense thin niche sites. Early 2010 I was absolutely crushing it with EPN and hardly making anything with Adsense. I am talking $2,000 - $3,000 months. Fast forward to the end of 2010 and I was barely making $100 each month. So what happened? Take a peak at my EPN chart...
Here are my numbers for 2010 with EPN:
By the time December 2010 rolled around I was making more money with Adsense then I was with EPN.
I was running about 100 niche sites all with very thin content. Mostly just a wordpress blog with posts for each item linking back to eBay. The only content was the description that eBay provided on the items.
I struggled for several months trying to pick up the pieces before I pretty much gave up and moved on to other areas of Internet Marketing. Looking back now this was a dumb thing to do. I should have stuck with it and figured out what I needed to do to overcome the Mayday update.
Which brings us to today where I have decided to jump back into this full strength. You don't really see many people talking on this forum about making a lot of money with EPN. It can be done and I am going to do it again.
I have decided to start from scratch and not try and salvage my sites from the past. I am going to start once again with some thin sites and see how they perform. I will also do some thin sites but also add in some backlinking which I never did back in 2010. If all of this does not work for me this time around then I will start to build some thicker sites with more original content.
I decided to share this information with you guys as a motivational tool or challenge for myself. You see the real reason why I never got back on track after Mayday was from me being lazy and giving up to chase an easier buck. Looking back though doing this was pretty darn lucrative and not very hard. I setup the blogs one after another and Google just kept sending me long-tail traffic that converted very well. I had no expenses other then my hosting and domain name registrations.
So through this thread I plan to turn my EPN revenue back around and share with all of you what and how I am doing it along the way. I also plan to grow my Adsense income along the way too. Hopefully those of you that are interested will take some good information away from this thread as it progresses and also make some EPN and Adsense income.
So keep an eye on this thread as I will be updating it with what I am working on and how my income with both EPN and Adsense is progressing.
The first thing that I am going to do is a little keyword research to pick my first niche site. I will post more details on this step soon.