Site #2 Done (Sort Of) & Random Stuff

The timeshare site is done for the most part. I actually have more sections to finish writing, but there are ten fairly good sections up now which makes the site at least presentable. Even if I don’t add the other pages for a few months, the site will survive.

While I’m still not sure how the site will ultimately do, I’m feeling better now that it is done and I can move on to the next site. It took a lot more time and effort than I’d anticipated, but hopefully it will tun out to be one of the better producing sites in the long run.

I received another supporting site advertisement request from LinkWorth, but I declined the advertisement. It was for a casino and I didn’t feel that it was appropriate for this site. I’ve received quite a few requests from other similar sites – you could certainly make some extra money if you were willing to place those ads on your site since it seems they have a harder time finding sites that will (plus they have the money to spend).

I ran some numbers for October and my hope that each of the new sites could earn $3 a day may be way too optimistic. We have 10 sister sites that have been up for just over 6 months now. I went through and ran the numbers for October and the average for all ten together can to $36.74 so I think shooting for an average of $50 a site is a lot more realistic. That means I’m going to have to create a lot more sites, but in the long run it will be worth it.

I’m confident I can bring the current sister site numbers up to $50 because I have barely touched any of them since they went up. Even a little bit of promotion and adding a bit more content should help them quite a bit. The average is also a bit understated because one of the sites is seasonal and brings in quite a bit of money for 4 months, but not much of anything the other 8 with October being one of the low months. What I found interesting was the range in the amounts they were bringing in:

Of the 10 sites, the site bringing in the most money for October brought in $111.08 while the site that brought in the least amount of money brought in only $0.15. That tells you right there what the difference is in picking the correct niche over the wrong one.

I’ll be interested to see how the numbers come out for November and I can begin charting how the sites are doing on a month to month basis…

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9 Responses to Site #2 Done (Sort Of) & Random Stuff

  1. mbunter says:

    These mini sites are cool. My favorite one of yours is SaveMoneyGames, and I’ve mentioned that one a couple of times.

  2. ~dawn says:

    Why wouldn’t you add a casino link to “just one spin”? That would seem the best place for it.

  3. How To Be Poor says:

    I’ve mentioned earlier that site design is not overwhelmingly important, definitely not as much as content. However, do you think of making sites like the timeshare site a bit more attractive? It seems to me that right now, even though the content is good, any visitor would very quickly understand the site went up just to make money.

  4. pfadvice says:

    Why wouldn’t you add a casino link to “just one spin

  5. pfadvice says:

    I’ve mentioned earlier that site design is not overwhelmingly important, definitely not as much as content. However, do you think of making sites like the timeshare site a bit more attractive? It seems to me that right now, even though the content is good, any visitor would very quickly understand the site went up just to make money.

    I’ll have to revisit this with Nate. Originally we decided to make the sites bare bones to make them as search engine friendly as possible. Some design improvements are probably in order…

  6. Michael says:

    I like the idea of creating a host of mini-stes. There is no single way to know if a certain site or niche will be profitable, other than trying it out. The costs of hosting and domain names are neglible these days, so the only thing you need to create lots of sites is TIME. If a site is so successful you can eventually pay people to create content for the site, which is what I do with http://www.tokyoessentials.com Paying someone else for content also creates different interest areas in your site.

  7. pfadvice says:

    If a site is so successful you can eventually pay people to create content for the site…

    That would be the ultimate goal…have a site bringing in enough money for a full time income and also be able to pay someone else to provide all the content for it. Jeffrey in dreamland for a few moments 😉

  8. How To Be Poor says:

    Seems like one could decide to break-even between ad revenue and paying for content for awhile in hopes that good content will bring in more traffic. As ad revenue increases, the cost of paid content remains fixed, thus creating surplus. In my mind, this is much better than writing everything yourself and making less through ads.

  9. pfadvice says:

    It’s a sound concept – the problem is finding soemone that can provide quality content on a consistent basis. It’s not impossible, but it also isn’t easy.

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