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Made $X,XXX in my 4th month of frugaling.org!

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8:30 pm
September 4, 2013


frugaling

Member

posts 139

Well, if you haven't read it already, please check out my new article/reflection about writing for four months! You can read the reflection HERE.

This month I made $X,XXX. I block it out because it is a staggering jump in revenue form advertising, marketing and affiliate sales.

I've been approached by multiple sources to advertise on the site, but I'm actually turning down requests. The success has been astonishing, but also speaks to the power of Google.

Read the article to see what happened when Google started ranking my site ahead of others!

2:12 am
September 5, 2013


Financial Independence

Australia

Member

posts 7

Congratulations – this is a massive achievement. If you would be comfortable sharing, what percentage of your total traffic is coming in from your Mastercard review? Why do you think google has ranked you so high? Is it keyword density? Backlinks? Something else?

5:35 am
September 5, 2013


frugaling

Member

posts 139

FI,

It's unclear to me what exactly set me up to do so well. I think a lot of it had to do with the length of the article and use of the credit card keyword. Alas, I didn't set out to create an SEO post – nor have I ever. Just focused on content.

Something worked…

Thanks for commenting on the site!

-S.

6:11 am
September 5, 2013


brian_debtdiscipline

NY

Member

posts 113

Congrats. Where did you make the biggest $ from?

6:13 am
September 5, 2013


LaTisha @YoungFinances

Admin

posts 1715

What does $X,XXX stand for? And what is the breakout between affiliate revenue and advertising?

LaTisha 

Young Adult Finances

Most Popular Post: I Have a Confession, I Don't Have a Budget

8:33 am
September 5, 2013


MoneyBeagle

Member

posts 1466

Well, I'm currently getting either a database error or a timeout when trying to access your site, so maybe a little too popular?

 

I'll check it out hopefully after it comes back online.

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8:52 am
September 5, 2013


Jeff Rose

Member

posts 574

The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. 

 

Congrats to your success, but I would strongly suggest to guard some of the keywords that you're ranking for.  Especially for a high payout affiliate product. 

 

I made this same mistake when I started and within a few weeks I saw several posts all targeting the exact keyword that I shared was getting me good amounts of traffic and conversions. 

 

Just my $.02.  Wink

9:05 am
September 5, 2013


martin

Member

posts 199

Keep those affiliate links strong! Way more money in that field that selling links for payday loans.

9:31 am
September 6, 2013


frugaling

Member

posts 139

Jeff,

 

Thanks for the tip. One question: Aren't all keywords public, in your source code? Can't anybody see what keywords you use? This is VERY public information that Google is searching for. :)

 

LaTisha,

 

$X,XXX stands for a four-figure payday that I'm keeping semi-private. It's a lot.

 

Thanks everyone for the support!

10:56 am
September 6, 2013


LaTisha @YoungFinances

Admin

posts 1715

Congrats! What about the percentage breakout between private advertising and affiliate income?

LaTisha 

Young Adult Finances

Most Popular Post: I Have a Confession, I Don't Have a Budget

1:51 pm
September 6, 2013


frugaling

Member

posts 139

LaTisha,

 

Great question; albeit, to say that percentage would divulge the true value. :)

I'll just say that the adsense/ad earnings were about $25 of the four-figure total.

 

The affiliate sales were everything to this value. 

 

Hope that helps,

-S.

1:55 pm
September 6, 2013


LaTisha @YoungFinances

Admin

posts 1715

frugaling said:

LaTisha,

 

Great question; albeit, to say that percentage would divulge the true value. :)

I'll just say that the adsense/ad earnings were about $25 of the four-figure total.

 

The affiliate sales were everything to this value. 

 

Hope that helps,

-S.

Thanks! That helps. Congrats again!

LaTisha 

Young Adult Finances

Most Popular Post: I Have a Confession, I Don't Have a Budget

4:38 pm
September 6, 2013


debtroundup

Raleigh

Member

posts 190

Sam,

I think Jeff is talking about not giving away your post to the forum.  I can go to that post, understand the keyword you are targeting, then come back and write a post on my blog.  If I do a little work and outrank your article, then you lose a good amount of your affiliate revenue.  Just moving a few spots down will decrease your revenue by a great deal.

 

Google knows the keyword, but no one here would have known about that post being so highly ranked.  If we all have that same affiliate offer, then we can go and get it and build a post around it.  We all like to help each other, but you don't want to bring unwanted competition to your money maker….

Debt Roundup | Sprout Wealth | Empowered Shopper

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8:28 am
September 7, 2013


frugaling

Member

posts 139

Ahh… Well, that makes sense! Thanks for the feedback and insight. Gonna keep that in mind next time. :)

11:05 am
September 9, 2013


OneCentAtatime

Florida, USA

Member

posts 1778

To Jeff's point, it took me just two minutes to identify the exact key word that you're ranking higher on. So keep in mind the term "trade secret"..Laugh

SB

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4:44 pm
September 23, 2013


divya

Member

posts 22

Good point, adding affiliate and adSense, to bring up your revenues. 

 

We at YakezieNetwork have been doing a lot of research, and reading your blogs. We've been working on bringing you the highest paying offers in the network related to your posts. The offers are direct, meaning they come from the advertisers and not third party networks. 

 

Our goal is to help you create additional value and revenue from your posts. 

 

Check out the offers listed in YakezieNetwork.com – and email me if you have any questions, divya@yakezie.com


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