Niche Website Update 19 – Using the 80-20 Rule to Adjust My Priorities – Plus $1,295 in Income

80-20 rule

Before we get to the latest developments with my side-income generating efforts using my niche website portfolio (and what a great month it was), I wanted to pause for a minute and have everyone try a short exercise I used this month.I was on vacation recently when I had a moment of clarity and decide to try out this little exercise.  It’s amazing how much your perspective on things can change when you’re physically in a new location and removed from the everyday grindstone of your normal routine.Here is the exercise I tried:Take a pen and paper and on the left side begin jotting down a list of all the things you or your virtual assistant work on every week to make your niche sites or blog money. Now add some kind of monthly … [Read more...]

How to Increase Your Google Adsense Revenue Using My Simple Equation

Adsense revenue

Google Adsense revenue has got to be one of the simplest and most convenient forms of passive income I have ever gotten myself into.For quite a few months now I’ve been receiving close to $500 per month just from being an Adsense affiliate.$500 per month; can you believe that?  That’s practically a car payment.  And the best part is that it requires little to no effort on my part to earn it.Though there are many factors that affect how much money you’ll earn from Google Adsense, one of the biggest things I’ve come to realize is that you need to start with a good strategy if you expect to get any revenue.  Questions like “should I write a post about this or that” can make or break whether you’ll get a few bucks per click or just … [Read more...]

Niche Website Update 18 – Reaching Out to Other Bloggers and Changing Focus


Welcome everyone to another monthly update of what’s going on with my niche website developments.In case you’re new here, I started building niche sites about a year and a half ago in an attempt to make more money from blogging and greatly accelerate my path to financial freedom.   If you’re a blogger or even just a regular person looking to add on to their regular monthly income, then you’re going to want to check this series out.All I can say about May was that it was a pretty eventful month in terms of up’s and down’s for my niche sites.  Here’s a look at how things have gone over the past few weeks:  What in the World Happened to the Rank of NS4? Oh no!  About a week after I published my last Niche Website Update … [Read more...]

How Content Improvement Is Better For Ranking Than Basic SEO – A Case Study

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One of my hopes and dreams as a blogger is that every single post I write will be some dynamite piece of content that makes it to the top of the search engines over time and lends itself to thousands of dollars of income for me.MMD – Keep dreaming!If you’d like a swift reality check, take what you believe to be your 5 best posts and see where they rank in Google search engine results for the keyword you were targeting.  (You can do this in Long Tail Pro or simply browse through your Google Webmaster Tools account).  You might get a pretty rude awakening!That’s exactly what I did recently when I was trying to improve the readership of my blog.One post I was particularly proud of was this one here.  It was a post I published … [Read more...]

Niche Website Update 17 – How I Went From Spot 500 to 14 in the Google Search Ranks!

reach goal

One of the most frustrating things about starting a new niche website or building up the one you have now is getting little-to-no traffic!Taking it a step further, “little-to-traffic” can be EXTRA frustrating if the whole point of that website you’re working so hard on is intended to be one of your “money sites”.  In other words, you were counting on it to earn a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars each month.  But obviously that isn’t happening.For any money site, it’s a numbers game.  The higher the targeted traffic, the more likely you are to get more clicks on products you’re promoting and the more conversions (or sales) it will lead to.Little-to-traffic is a killer.  It equals zero conversions.  No money for … [Read more...]

Why You’re Not Making Any Website Income and The One Thing You’re Not Doing About It

Chasing money ideas

Stop me when this sounds familiar …You read about all the money everyone else is making on their websites. You get all excited because it sounds like a great and extremely easy wealth generation strategy. You convince yourself that you could make that same amount of website income too. You slap some ads up.  Nothing happens. You write some bigger, longer articles.  Your traffic is basically the same. You start a second blog or website.  No one visits it.Depressing.  Isn’t it?You’re trying so very hard to make some extra money for yourself.  And you know that your website and posts are just as good as everyone else’s.  But for some reason you can’t seem to make more than a few bucks a month at what you’re doing.So … [Read more...]

Niche Website Update 16 – NS4 is Growing – Plus My Passive Income Report

Ideas to Make Money

Welcome to the March edition of my niche website update. Every month we review the progress of my growing website collection and how they are performing financially.Building these websites and making money from my blogs is a very important part of enhancing my personal finance goals.  This ongoing side hustle is just one of the ways I create passive income streams in addition to my normal working income and becoming financially independent.March was a busy month for us.  We worked really hard to build up my latest (fourth) niche site NS4.  NS4 is a music niche website that will use Amazon as its primary source for monetization.We also did a little maintenance on the old websites and had a few welcomed surprises.Here’s … [Read more...]

How Do You Really Want to Make Money With a Blog?


Why do you write for your blog?You might say that you’re doing it all for fun.  You might say that you just like to write or that you’re helping people.  But you can be honest … you were probably hoping to make money with a blog, right?Perhaps you were only hoping for a few bucks.  Perhaps you were hoping for a whole LOT more (like how Pat Flynn made over $58,000 last month)!But no matter what your goal is (or will be), I think we can all agree that we were hoping to at least make some amount of money with our blogs.And so how will we do that?  By writing awesome stuff and earning more traffic of course!Or is it? ….  Do You Want to Just Blog or Make Money With a Blog? So you write amazing posts …So your … [Read more...]