Investing $1500 in adsense site or build your own?

by mady
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Hi, i am looking to invest $1500 into 1 website and paying monthly fee $153 for services eg hosting backlinking. Im not sure if this a better option or building my own set of websites for adsense?
This website will make anywhere between $10-$15 a day. so eg $10 x 30= 300 - $153= $147 a month. But it will take few months to get my investment back until i start making profit.
Please give me your suggestions. I have not made any adsense sites so not sure how to make. Any advice is need
thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
    learn by doing research,

    reading up. and do it yourself. =)
    i think that is best.

    im not into adsense but i have friends who spent $7000+ on adsense packages and did not pay out.

    so learn abit at least it will help a long way with selecting the right people too rather than not knowing anything and if the guys scam u u also wont know.
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    • Profile picture of the author ezlegion
      I totally agree with Newbieee,
      Even if money is no object you at least need to know how the 'jigsaw' all fits together before outsourcing. At least then you can sort the 'wheat from the chaff' when you pay for others' services

      Originally Posted by Newbieee View Post

      learn by doing research,

      reading up. and do it yourself. =)
      i think that is best.

      im not into adsense but i have friends who spent $7000+ on adsense packages and did not pay out.

      so learn abit at least it will help a long way with selecting the right people too rather than not knowing anything and if the guys scam u u also wont know.
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    • Profile picture of the author mady
      I agree with you newbie

      Originally Posted by Newbieee View Post

      learn by doing research,

      reading up. and do it yourself. =)
      i think that is best.

      im not into adsense but i have friends who spent $7000+ on adsense packages and did not pay out.

      so learn abit at least it will help a long way with selecting the right people too rather than not knowing anything and if the guys scam u u also wont know.
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  • Profile picture of the author robyjaiss
    It all depend on your skill
    if you know how to design wich with word press could be easy i will raccomend you to build your own one otherwise you could also buy but before you by anyone do some reserch on the website do not trust seller
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  • Profile picture of the author Kai Pei
    Hey Mady,

    Are you deciding on one or the other based on your budget?

    I may be stating the obvious here, but if you can afford it, and you can jump into something that's a proven winner and profitable, then why not buy the adsense site AND build your own.

    If it's a matter of having limited funds, then perhaps jumping into something that's already profitable would be a good idea (and a learning experience).

    If you're already a pro, and know how to put up profit-pulling adsense sites, then go that route. Either way, best of luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Making a rather simple adsense site is no big deal, i myself can make this in a short time, all you need is someone who writes a little content. Hosting is no big deal either, this is peanuts.

    My question..you sound like someone offered you to buy this site...how do you know the income claims are true?

    For a SIMPLE adsense site i personally would not pay $1500, by a long shot. Unless it is a site which has REALLY good potential, keywords etc...and i KNOW that the money i would spend (for the links etc.) is well spent and it is a given that the people will rank the site. But how do you know that?

    Don't invest based on what someone tells you or on "potential" or on claims...this way someone can sell you some brand new site, without traffic/revenue etc..which is basically worthless...dont fall for this.
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    • Profile picture of the author mady
      I am refering to a package offered on warrior forum. It sounds too good to be true. I have never made any adsense website. The person offering the site it gining a 2 dat test before you buy. I have seen reviews of people who bought the site.
      They are satisfied. But the only concern is the investment return could take months to get back. How long will it take to earn from 1 site if if i create it? any suggesstions for coaching on adsense or site for sale?

      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      Making a rather simple adsense site is no big deal, i myself can make this in a short time, all you need is someone who writes a little content. Hosting is no big deal either, this is peanuts.

      My question..you sound like someone offered you to buy this site...how do you know the income claims are true?

      For a SIMPLE adsense site i personally would not pay $1500, by a long shot. Unless it is a site which has REALLY good potential, keywords etc...and i KNOW that the money i would spend (for the links etc.) is well spent and it is a given that the people will rank the site. But how do you know that?

      Don't invest based on what someone tells you or on "potential" or on claims...this way someone can sell you some brand new site, without traffic/revenue etc..which is basically worthless...dont fall for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarryPothead
    I'd advice against it if you want to ACTUALLY LEARN how IM and website promotions works. In this case, you've your website already built (this means no way of doing any keyword research/on page optimization). Plus you're paying $153 for the off-page optimization. Onage and Offpage optimizations both are done by someone else so you're just making profit which will take atleast next year.
    BUT IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, go with it. You won't learn much but after a year or so you'll start making good return in your investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Originally Posted by mady View Post

    This website will make anywhere between $10-$15 a day. so eg $10 x 30= 300 - $153= $147 a month.
    Actually you have no way of knowing this beforehand. It's all a guess, a crap shoot.

    Instead, you can sign up at Hostgator or Bluehost for hosting. They each have an automatic set-up of Wordpress.
    You can learn about Wordpress free at Youtube, and if you want to put up simple HTML sites, you can get the a webdesign software called Kompozer. It's free. There are tutorials for KompoZer on Youtube and at thesiterwizzard (dot) com.

    Perhaps you should experiment with it for several months before you dump $1,500 plus a high monthly fee into something that may not even pan out. You can always decide to spend the money later if you wish.

    Once you learn to create a website (HTML or Wordpress) it will then seem easy, and you will wonder why you ever wanted to pay that much money.

    :-Don
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    • Profile picture of the author mady
      I understand. I already have a hosting account and going through coaching for amazon site building. I don't know how to make adsense websites. Im just all confused and didn't want to do so much work and thought if someone can actually help me with the site building and the income.



      Originally Posted by Don Schenk View Post

      Actually you have no way of knowing this beforehand. It's all a guess, a crap shoot.

      Instead, you can sign up at Hostgator or Bluehost for hosting. They each have an automatic set-up of Wordpress.
      You can learn about Wordpress free at Youtube, and if you want to put up simple HTML sites, you can get the a webdesign software called Kompozer. It's free. There are tutorials for KompoZer on Youtube and at thesiterwizzard (dot) com.

      Perhaps you should experiment with it for several months before you dump $1,500 plus a high monthly fee into something that may not even pan out. You can always decide to spend the money later if you wish.

      Once you learn to create a website (HTML or Wordpress) it will then seem easy, and you will wonder why you ever wanted to pay that much money.

      :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author johnspill
    adsense is very good.
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  • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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    Originally Posted by mady View Post

    Hi, i am looking to invest $1500 into 1 website and paying monthly fee $153 for services eg hosting backlinking. Im not sure if this a better option or building my own set of websites for adsense?
    This website will make anywhere between $10-$15 a day. so eg $10 x 30= 300 - $153= $147 a month. But it will take few months to get my investment back until i start making profit.
    Please give me your suggestions. I have not made any adsense sites so not sure how to make. Any advice is need
    thanks
    Sorry, but you do not know how much money it will make a day. Don't be surprised if you invest all that money and end up with pennies per day.

    $1,500 for an untested site and $153 a month for hosting/backlinking is a lot of cash for an Adsense site. Without knowing all the details, on the surface of it you look like you're about to bend over for someone

    My recommendation is to walk away from it and spend some time learning how to do it. Using a blog, a theme, decent content and a bit of time and effort, you should be able to set up an Adsense site for about $10 a month on your own and get it earning $5 to $10 a day in a month or so.

    $1,500? No way....
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    • Profile picture of the author mady
      thanks for your great advice. I undersand $153 monthly fees is quite high. This person offers 2 days to test the earning with your own adsense code.
      so you think if i build my own adsense site i can make $10 a day in a months time? i don't know how to build adsense sites. Any good coaching you recommend?


      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      Sorry, but you do not know how much money it will make a day. Don't be surprised if you invest all that money and end up with pennies per day.

      $1,500 for an untested site and $153 a month for hosting/backlinking is a lot of cash for an Adsense site. Without knowing all the details, on the surface of it you look like you're about to bend over for someone

      My recommendation is to walk away from it and spend some time learning how to do it. Using a blog, a theme, decent content and a bit of time and effort, you should be able to set up an Adsense site for about $10 a month on your own and get it earning $5 to $10 a day in a month or so.

      $1,500? No way....
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      • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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        Originally Posted by mady View Post

        thanks for your great advice. I undersand $153 monthly fees is quite high. This person offers 2 days to test the earning with your own adsense code.
        so you think if i build my own adsense site i can make $10 a day in a months time? i don't know how to build adsense sites. Any good coaching you recommend?
        2 Days to test it is NOT a reasonable test. You need at least 90 days to test and be certain it's earning consistently.

        You're going to throw your money away and probably not get payback in 10 months, if ever.

        Do you realize how many Adsense sites you could build for $1,500 and $153 a month?

        No offense, but buying into that is kind of stupid in my opinion. I say this especially because you say you don't know anything about Adsense.
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        • Profile picture of the author JMartin
          The 2-day test is comical. "Please be the best 2 days ever. Please be the best 2 days ever." It's like someone selling a 1-month old Adsense site for 12x-24x earnings.

          Who came up with $153 per month? I've just put up a handful of Adsense sites on a host for $20 a month grand total. And I'm not blowing through $133 per site per month for links.

          Don't set yourself up to fail before you even get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author krtinberg
    Buying an unproven site for $1500 and then paying another $153 dollars on top of that a month seems like an extremely risky move. Building your own AdSense sites is how I normally proceed but if you're set on buying a site why not use a site Digital Points Forum or Flippa to buy an already established money making site with at least some proof of income to justify laying out your money.
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    • Profile picture of the author mady
      Iv never bought a site on flippa and heard they are quite expensive.
      thanks will look into it

      Originally Posted by krtinberg View Post

      Buying an unproven site for $1500 and then paying another $153 dollars on top of that a month seems like an extremely risky move. Building your own AdSense sites is how I normally proceed but if you're set on buying a site why not use a site Digital Points Forum or Flippa to buy an already established money making site with at least some proof of income to justify laying out your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    Hey there, OP...

    I'm pretty sure I know the sites you're looking to buy. I commented on them as I thought the entire thing sounded a bit fishy and wanted more information. I didn't want to push the issue as I didn't have actual proof, but the guy selling had his account banned on Flippa, had been called out for selling a re-hashed/bad info product before, etc. It really concerned me that he has this large "network" of social media that drives 70% of the traffic to you which gets you the clicks...that sounds a bit shady or "off" to me.

    Anyway, I put some thought into how/why the seller might actually be doing what he's doing. (It doesn't make sense at first...why would he not just keep the sites himself?)

    Let's say he had his AdSense account banned for whatever reason...but he does know how to use social media to drive traffic and clicks quite well. He can piggy-back on the AdSense accounts of others by having them pay an up-front fee and then sending him a "monthly" fee each month. Yes, they're earning more than the monthly fee...but it's their AdSense account at risk...make sense?

    If what you're talking about is NOT the same as I mentioned....disregard the previous statements! lol
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    • Profile picture of the author mady
      Yes i have seen you comment on it. I wanted a system where i don't have to do much work but return on investment could take upto 10 months.
      So u think its better to make ur own adsense site



      Originally Posted by TryBPO View Post

      Hey there, OP...

      I'm pretty sure I know the sites you're looking to buy. I commented on them as I thought the entire thing sounded a bit fishy and wanted more information. I didn't want to push the issue as I didn't have actual proof, but the guy selling had his account banned on Flippa, had been called out for selling a re-hashed/bad info product before, etc. It really concerned me that he has this large "network" of social media that drives 70% of the traffic to you which gets you the clicks...that sounds a bit shady or "off" to me.

      Anyway, I put some thought into how/why the seller might actually be doing what he's doing. (It doesn't make sense at first...why would he not just keep the sites himself?)

      Let's say he had his AdSense account banned for whatever reason...but he does know how to use social media to drive traffic and clicks quite well. He can piggy-back on the AdSense accounts of others by having them pay an up-front fee and then sending him a "monthly" fee each month. Yes, they're earning more than the monthly fee...but it's their AdSense account at risk...make sense?

      If what you're talking about is NOT the same as I mentioned....disregard the previous statements! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author ethanhunt0257
    Well, I like your proposal it's really good I want to do it if you would like to give me a chance.
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    Yes flippa is very expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyang
    I think $1,500 is a good price to pay for a site that's making $300/month. But I would pass this offer because of the $150/monthly fee.

    Building Adsense sites are a piece of cake if you use wordpress or a different content management system. Just make sure you are targeting the right keywords with high CPC or you may be setting yourself up to fail.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    Yes, the $150/month seems very unattractive.
    I would suggest creating your site and investing the money in other services/products that help in the development/marketing of your site.
    I think with the money you would be spending on that site, it would not be very difficult to create a site that would make $10-$15 a day. May take more time, but you'll learn a lot more.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    To be honest, don't waste your time investing in a site that's already learning. Learn the ropes BEFORE investing in a project like that. Chances are you'll screw something up and watch your earnings drop and drop. A $1,500/mo. Adsense sites gonna go for around ~$10,000 or so. That is a LOT of wiggle room and a LOT of money to play with and learn from. Chances are you could make a site that earns $1,500 a month with $10,000. Heck, you could even make a few sites that earn that.

    Don't burn your luck by buying one money earning site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ga RedNeck
    If this is your first Rodeo I would do at least the first few yourself.
    IF not how will you know what they give you is anygood?

    and
    "This website will make anywhere between $10-$15 a day. so eg $10 x 30= 300 - $153= $147 a month. But it will take few months to get my investment back until i start making profit."
    Sounds like you have already gotten the website are is that just what your hoping to pull?
    I mean its doable Ive got some making that but to go in your first few off the bat and pick 10 sites making that........................
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  • Profile picture of the author mady
    Thanks so much guys you have saved me from spending the money.. i have now decided to take an adsense coaching and slowly build my self up. I just hope i can make $5-$10 per day from adsense. Is that achievable from a newbie?
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    • Profile picture of the author tyang
      Originally Posted by mady View Post

      Thanks so much guys you have saved me from spending the money.. i have now decided to take an adsense coaching and slowly build my self up. I just hope i can make $5-$10 per day from adsense. Is that achievable from a newbie?
      Yes it's very achievable. I made my first real income from adsense as a noob it took me 3 months to take it from making $0 to $3-$5 dollars a day. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorseo
    Yes it can be achieved.And set your target sky high so that atleast you can reach something like what you are quoting in the last post.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    Adsense is platform where you will learn from your actions,more mistakes,more experiments means more improvement in your income.

    So never expect too much-set small target first and then gradually raises it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author xiro25
    You should never pay 1500 for a adsense site that is not earning money.

    You most certainly should build your own. Copy the success of others.

    For example if find a keyword that has an exact match domain name and is ranking in the top 3 then go for it.

    You can also head over to flippa and look for websites that are making money already. just make your own content around that keyword and do some more searched to find 4 other keywords that are similar and get good searched then write 4 more articles.

    Then all you have to do is backlink your articles and you are good.
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  • Profile picture of the author bfas
    Adsense sites command some of the highest multiples (12-24 x monthly earnings) and are the easiest & quickest to sell. Anyone in that business should know that. If someone has a site that they are certain will do that good, or already is, they aren't going to 'throw money out' by selling it cheap.

    Further, I'd have to agree with RevSEO: learn the ropes first. Take a small piece of that money and buy one of the reputable Adsense courses. You could even use some of the money to outsource the steps - once you understand them yourself. You'll put yourself in much better stead for the longer term that way.

    You can pick up a course like "Adsense $100k Blueprint" - Warrior review: http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...blueprint.html - for $47 (DISCLAIMER: I'm the author), however there are other quality courses as well - the point being, the more you understand that business model, the better equipped you'll be then, whether you want to buy Adsense sites, buy them and build them further, outsource, etc.

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    Hey Mady,

    Be glad you didn't take up that "investment" opportunity. Lots of people getting their AdSense accounts banned:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/complete...ite-now-7.html

    I REALLY tried to give a good warning on Page 4, but I wasn't sure how far I was allowed to go. I thought that I had a responsibility to at least comment and ask a few questions that may get people thinking...but I thought that going on the attack was not allowed there, right?

    Anyway...glad you didn't invest, at least.
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    • Profile picture of the author mady
      thanks all, im soo glad that i didn't invest in this site as they turned out to be scammers. Also thanks alot tryBPO. I have invested in training for adsense and will try and learn and build my way up.
      thanks again for the great advice all of you
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay187
    Mady I'm going through the same dilemmas as you regarding Adsense sites and will be starting from scratch myself as well, just out of interest which coaching plan did you go for?

    I'm thinking of going for the 100k Adsense blueprint but have seen numerous others all promising to give the same sort of coaching to building Adsense income generating sites so am a little confused.

    Any advice from anyone else?
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