View Full Version : Finally some success... (albeit slight)

01-06-2004, 03:22 PM
One of my amazon sites has finally been googled (around 9,000 pages indexed right now), and my stats have gone up as well.

I've had 300+ click throughs from Google searches this month :) Which is about what I managed in the entire month of December.

It's nice for work to finally be paying off.

01-06-2004, 03:25 PM
Oh - and 6 sales so far this month; again more than I managed in December :) Look out, Chris!!

01-06-2004, 03:54 PM
Congrats. 9,000 pages indexed! Which site?

01-06-2004, 06:33 PM
i believe its buymetal.com...

i got my first amazon affiliate sale yesterday which was cool....on one of my sites...

01-06-2004, 07:10 PM
i had some sales, but they died after christmas

01-06-2004, 11:29 PM
Buymetal.net is the site :)

01-07-2004, 12:11 PM
1 sale a day isn't so good I'm afraid, but its a start. Of course with AWS you don't need to do any maintenance work so its all residual income and thats nice.

01-07-2004, 12:40 PM
I know it isn't good, but considering I managed only 3 or so in all of December, it's amazing for me.

My other AWS store has made 3 sales so far this month.

Small steps.

01-07-2004, 02:07 PM
I've not made any yet with my sites. So you're doing better than me.

01-07-2004, 02:11 PM
Not even from Google?

You should sell Atkins books etc from your weight-loss sites...

01-07-2004, 02:45 PM
Oh no, I meant with my Amazon affiliate sites.

My Carbohydrate Counter site is doing nicely from adsense at the moment. I think it's due to all the post Christmas diets people are on :) Weight Loss Tips is no where to be found in the SERPs for any decent search terms, so I'm just using that as a PR trap at the moment and sending it on to Carbohydrate Counter.

01-08-2004, 12:44 PM
Cool! Well done, can I ask how much you get from each sale?

9,910 pages now! Damn, how do you have that many pages?? Is all ur PR from that site and your others?

01-08-2004, 01:34 PM
Those pages are all due to AWS.

I guess I make 5% of each sale - most of them being CDs. However, one was a $99 gold CD :) Tasty :D

As an update, my other AWS site now has 8 sales so far this month. So a total of 15. Not too bad, really. Nice start to the year, even if it'll not cover any bills.

01-08-2004, 01:59 PM
Nice :) So do you have a main job? Or are your web sites your main work? Just wondering what you guys on here are upto behind the forum as it were - are most of you hobbyists looking to make money, or do your sites provide your main income?

01-08-2004, 04:29 PM
I am not yet out of school, but don't have any other source of income.

01-08-2004, 04:39 PM
Should have said what I did :)

Full time I work as a scientist, programming mostly. But have got into web development in a big way :)

Long term aim I guess is to be able to make "websites" a full time job :)

01-08-2004, 11:29 PM
I work for a living (:() - but only under duress :p

01-09-2004, 09:25 AM
I'm still at school, getting around $120 a month from my sites.

01-09-2004, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by Mike
I'm still at school, getting around $120 a month from my sites.

Sweet, thats pretty impressive.

Surely you would want tho? :rolleyes:

01-09-2004, 01:04 PM
Well most people who post here are American I think, so I posted it in $. I make about 110 a month actually, so my conversion was quite a way off:)

01-09-2004, 10:25 PM
I am making a good amount for my age, around $200 - $300 a month.

01-09-2004, 11:25 PM
Don't settle with only a few hundred a month, regardless what your age is. If you make that much, you're capable of making more.

01-10-2004, 04:09 AM
im aiming for 10k a month.....

01-10-2004, 04:19 AM
I want $10k a month too...

Im doing about $2k a month off of about 17 websites.
Half of which are pretty new, so Im expecting a sharp increase the next month or two, plus with my new stuff too :D

01-10-2004, 06:45 AM
I would LOVE to be able to crack 1k.

Right now, we get about $4-500 a month - but our expenses are around the $400 mark, and we retain the rest for investment, or to cover a slow month...

edit the majority of this is from sold advertising, or premium forum memberships.

Our affiliate/google ads do jack s**t.

01-10-2004, 11:03 AM
yeah i would like to crack 1000 first lol....

01-13-2004, 11:26 AM
Further to this, I've had 4 times the Google clicks I had in December, just in the past 12 days.

Had 11 sales, too - hardly earth shattering, but hopefully the beginning.

01-13-2004, 12:34 PM
its all about growing and execution....

01-13-2004, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by DaveM
Im doing about $2k a month off of about 17 websites.
Half of which are pretty new, so Im expecting a sharp increase the next month or two, plus with my new stuff too :D

17!?! I have trouble keeping up with 1! Not that its really busy or anything, just the way with ur first one I guess :rolleyes:

Good luck with ur new sites!

MarkB, how do your expenses come to $400/month? This cant just be hosting can it?

01-13-2004, 01:32 PM
Yep - I have 2 servers (one for downloads, one for running the sites). The main server is a dual xeon with 2GB ram, semi-managed, with 300GB transfer/month. It's a bit more expensive that some others, but it's also nice and stable bandwidth (connection is down maybe 0.1% of the time).

01-13-2004, 05:41 PM
17 is really nothing. Most of them dont need updating and stuff :P

I know one guy that has about 50 :O

01-13-2004, 07:29 PM
how much bandwidth are u using markb ?

01-14-2004, 03:11 AM
DaveM, Is the revenue generation split pretty evenly between them? Or do you have like a couple that really pull in the money and the rest just a tiny amount?

01-14-2004, 03:46 AM
Only a handful of them bring in the money.

The rest are either new, or ones I just made for the fun of it.

Like this site I made when the whole Michael Jackson thing got out http://www.save-michael.com doesn't make any money I just made it for the hell of it. I probably earn about $2 a day with it. lol


01-14-2004, 05:29 AM
Hehe, thats still $700 a year though, which could pay a coupla bills, buy a TV etc...

....and about $2 more than I'm making a day yet :)

PS: The index name on your MJ forum is still yourdomain.com...

01-14-2004, 09:26 AM
LOL yeah I should change that

01-14-2004, 11:49 AM
HAhaha I like the logo (top right) :)

01-14-2004, 04:41 PM
Lol, that is a cool site. Love the logo. Your work?
extreme q (http://extremevaporizer.info)