Wednesday, December 13, 2006

In a New Place

I am now at a place where I think I can pour all of my earnings back into my internet publishing - up to this point I've had to use most of what I made for bills.

I have been keeping with my current schedule pretty well, but this changes things. So in the next few weeks I need to carefully evaluate where the money will go and what I should focus on - I am very excited!

Friday, December 08, 2006

threads like this scare me...

I saw this in the Digital Point Forums today: "It happend ( All Accounts Banned ) 25.000$ month."

OMG, that's so scary - of course, upon reading more, the guy did break the terms by having more than one account... I get so nervous because once every few months I'll accidentally click one of my ads while feverishly working on a site, then I'll nervously write them a letter apologizing, to which they always reply "thank you for your honesty, again. Please review our guidelines...."

We all see it happen here and there... but $25,000 a month??? - ouch.

What can you do? That's why I'm focusing ob some new blogs right now, so I can use Text Link Ads and some other promising forms of advertising.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Where to go from here?

I'm facing a bit of a dilemma now - I have around 40 sites and 15 blogs now, and I am struggling with where to go from here. They all have a good amount of content - some purely original, some PLR's, and some press releases - I'm not worried about the kind of content on them at this point because they all seem to bring in relativelty the same amount of traffic, relative to how much I've promoted them.

I know that I definitely do want to start working on my new site - the one that's going to be purely original, hopefully very high quality, and based on something I enjoy doing - I do want to work on that, so I plan on writing it into my schedule.

But now what do I do with all of these other sites?

I thought of looking at them from a revenue angle, and going for a goal that seemed pretty simple - to promote each site until it's making a regular $2 a day - then move on... and then I thought that I should really promote the new blogs and get them ready to submit to Text Link Ads in a few months... and then I have some promising older sites I'd also like to focus on... One is in DMOZ, that might be a good one to focus on, one is getting a good amount of Google traffic, that might be a good one to facus one, one's making more than the others, that might be a good one to focus on too.

See my problem?? Where to go?????

So, I have decided, for now, to promote my sites/blogs at a week at a time. I didn't want to worry about adding content but with the blogs, I think I'd better, so I'll spend a little time updating them.

I'm going to start with the sites/blogs that look the most promising - and promote them for a week - with article distribution, submitting to directories (which I really hate!), and quality link exchanges.

I also have an ebook I will be promoting.

And then I plan on writing a little each day for the new site - this will be my most important daily internet task.

I suppose I will do this until something better presents itself - the content is there, time to get back to promoting!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Social Bookmarking Worked for Me!

Since I recently decided that it would be a good idea to diversify my online empire with a few blogs, I started looking into things like social bookmarking. I didn't think it would help at all, but I tried it out, if for nothing other than to further my site-building education.

With most of the blogs that I tagged on del.icio.us, nothing much happened - I got the random visitor here and there, but nothing to speak of really. That was the case with all except for one of my blogs... one of them got picked up by a section in Yahoo! At first I got a nice little flood of visitors, then it calmed down... but it didn't stop. I realized that if I posted new content every day - that this section of Yahoo! would pick it up.

Last month I made about $70 from these visitors. And that's not all... since my brand new blog had this great backlink (I can only assume) I started getting a nice handful of Google visitors - this equated to more revenue.

So all in all, for taking a few seconds to submit my posts to del.icio.us, I ended up making about $100 extra last month - making the month's total $560.

Another thing about blogs is that it seems easier to get good backlinks with them - I've made some good blogroll exchanges and have even stumbled into getting 4 PR 7 backlinks... so I'm very optimistic to see how they turn out in a few months.

As for the other sites... they seem to be doing a little better all the time - of course, it is the holidays, but they're getting more Google traffic than before - so that's promising.