I started making money with Adsense since 2009 with the hope to make much money from it and seems like it is very easy to make money, but ... it is not easy like I thought, I create some blog with Blogspot and I really know so little about SEO, Keyword research. And since I didn't not make much during my first few month, I don't focus much with it and I make my first 100$ in June 2010 (yeah I spend 1 year to make 100$), then I started to play more with SEO and keyword research since I get my first payment and I still didn't make much more than 30$ to 50$ per month from blogspot, wordpress self-host sites with many article as well as some article on content revenues sharing site like hubpages or something like that. Then in March 2011, I have a new idea which inspired by the success of Pat with this famous Niche Site duel case study about how to make niche site, rank and monetize it. I start seriously with it, doing some KEYWORDS research and build some micro and medium niche site. But my keywords research and backlinking strategy are so poor which my result don't make me exiting so much. I just got a bit discourage but there is one thing that can changed me and my trying.
I met a local internet marketer in September while in that time he was making more than 2K per month with Adsense and his niche site, he is so kind and I called him for a meet up at a cafe and he share most of the secret to me. He told me not to build only micro Adsense site, but big niche site which target keywords with more than 15000 local search in US and have high CPC. I try! Yes I try and never fear of SEO competitor. And then I creates a niche site which target a keywords with more than 20 000 local search in US and have around 2$ CPC. I wasn’t afraid of competitor even if many PR6, 7 site rank in top 10 in Google search. I just kept in mind "I am stronger than everyone". I started to define my own backlink strategy and then invest in some SEO tools and start doing SEO like crazy. What I do when I wake up is turn my laptop on to check the ranking of my site and one day the magic happened, my site rank #1, yes a thing that I had been dreaming for 2 months came true! That site rank #1 for it target keywords in November and start to make money like Crazy since I never make that much money at all in my life, Coz I am young (19), never have a real job so I am serious with it .
Note: In December it start to rank for another keywords (let say the main keywords I targets is “cheap laptop battery” , it not only rank “Cheap laptop battery” but also “laptop battery” in #3. That’s great. And in December 2011, that site make 600$+ and in this January 2012, it make 1100+ $ alone, it is incredible for me.
Also I build 10 niche site more in December which targets ten deferent keywords in deferent niche which has local search ranging from “9000” to “27000” and to of them start to rank in top 5 and make more than 300$ in January. I hope most of them started to rank soon and make good money like my first niche site too.
Also this is some lesson that I learn from my failure and success that I’d like to share with you:
- Don’t quit after you fail! Learn from your failure and try again!
- No success is easy, you must use your brain, time and effort as well as money for investment.
That’s all about my niche site and Adsense success story. If you still wonder about my backlink strategy you can download the PDF file in my signature. Also if you have any question, ask me! I like to help newbie!