Why I Quit Building MICRO-Niche Adsense Sites

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Why am I quitting Adsense microniche sites? The ROI SUCKS!

Let's say it costs me a $100 to outsource the building of an Adsense site and the link building, there's a tiinny chance that this site will be a winner, in which case I recoup my costs for the other 10 sites I built that bombed.

There are also waaay to many moving parts and crap to juggle. You need to use a tool like ManageWP (awesome tool btw) just to keep organized.

Most of my microniche sites earn me an average of $50/month. Not bad you say...but my absolute WORST affiliate sites earn me that much with a fraction of the traffic, less work and no worries about a manual account review from Google. And the WINNERS among your affiliate sites simply BANK for you over and over.

However, I still do build authority sites that do well, just not feeling the microniche model any more.

Anybody else find juggling all the microniche parts, spreadsheets, etc. too daunting?
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  • Profile picture of the author mejohn
    Haven't touched my micro-niche adsense sites for many months now and am still making a few hundred a month. If done right, micro-niche sites are still a good bet.
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  • Profile picture of the author ralchevd
    Personally I've never found the micro niche "business" to be working good. If you are lucky - there is some chance to obtain money quickly. But the whole process is boring, especially if you don't like your niche.

    Currently I am building a niche website that is interesting to me. At the same time I am improving my SEO skills. It is not about the money that this website perhaps would make. I am doing it cuz I like it So basically I agree with you.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by ralchevd View Post

      Personally I've never found the micro niche "business" to be working good. If you are lucky - there is some chance to obtain money quickly. But the whole process is boring, especially if you don't like your niche.
      I'm letting 2 sites go. I only have a handful that I love, have an interest in,
      and can do everything hands-on myself. If more people took this approach,
      they may be happier and more successful. Maybe that's why I was not hurt
      much with panda. My sites were already building content and authority.

      Oh, and that there's no shame in cutting stuff that just does not
      do anything for you.

      I had the opposite experience. I had to cut an affiliate site I
      nurtured for 5 years. Kept telling myself, one day, baby, one
      day....but...no. Very cathartic to finally put the beast down.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Originally Posted by vtotheyouknow View Post

    Why am I quitting Adsense microniche sites? The ROI SUCKS!

    Let's say it costs me a $100 to outsource the building of an Adsense site and the link building, there's a tiinny chance that this site will be a winner, in which case I recoup my costs for the other 10 sites I built that bombed.

    There are also waaay to many moving parts and crap to juggle. You need to use a tool like ManageWP (awesome tool btw) just to keep organized.

    Most of my microniche sites earn me an average of $50/month. Not bad you say...but my absolute WORST affiliate sites earn me that much with a fraction of the traffic, less work and no worries about a manual account review from Google. And the WINNERS among your affiliate sites simply BANK for you over and over.

    However, I still do build authority sites that do well, just not feeling the microniche model any more.

    Anybody else find juggling all the microniche parts, spreadsheets, etc. too daunting?
    so you basically dont like Adsense is what you are saying? or you just like affiliate sites more?
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  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Hi vtotheyouknow,

    While I am not a proponent of the microniche concept, I have to ask, why are you doing it the hard way?

    You don't need ManageWP when most of those capabilities are already built into the basic Wordpress script. You just need to configure it for multisite mode when you set it up. You can have all your microniche websites running from a single install. Download the free Windows Live Writer and along with WP configured for multisite you have a much simpler and better solution that is totally free. You can run a thousand websites from a single WP script install.
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by dburk View Post

      Hi vtotheyouknow,

      While I am not a proponent of the microniche concept, I have to ask, why are you doing it the hard way?

      You don't need ManageWP when most of those capabilities are already built into the basic Wordpress script. You just need to configure it for multisite mode when you set it up. You can have all your microniche websites running from a single install. Download the free Windows Live Writer and along with WP configured for multisite you have a much simpler and better solution that is totally free. You can run a thousand websites from a single WP script install.
      when you guys say Adsense Minisites do you mean 5 page minisites with EMD?

      How are you going to install WP only one time for multiple domains?
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  • Profile picture of the author Maraun
    Google for Wordpress Multisite Setup. It's a wordpress feature and explained in the Wordpress documentation.
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  • Profile picture of the author EricBaglio
    I've noticed that microniche sites just aren't worth the effort anymore. I'm leaning away from them as well and just trying to build sites that are a little more middle ground.

    I don't want to create large authority sites so I'm creating sites that offer good content, in relatively small niches.
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