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MarkB
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.

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

GCT13
01-06-2004, 03:54 PM
Congrats. 9,000 pages indexed! Which site?

s2kinteg916
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...

kdb003
01-06-2004, 07:10 PM
i had some sales, but they died after christmas

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

Chris
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.

MarkB
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.

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

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

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

chromate
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.

r2d2
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?

MarkB
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.

r2d2
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?

kdb003
01-08-2004, 04:29 PM
I am not yet out of school, but don't have any other source of income.

r2d2
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 :)

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

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

r2d2
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:

Mike
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:)

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

Shawn
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.

s2kinteg916
01-10-2004, 04:09 AM
im aiming for 10k a month.....

DaveM
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

MarkB
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.

s2kinteg916
01-10-2004, 11:03 AM
yeah i would like to crack 1000 first lol....

MarkB
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.

s2kinteg916
01-13-2004, 12:34 PM
its all about growing and execution....

r2d2
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?

MarkB
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).

DaveM
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

s2kinteg916
01-13-2004, 07:29 PM
how much bandwidth are u using markb ?

chromate
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?

DaveM
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

Dave

r2d2
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...

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

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

ozgression
01-14-2004, 04:41 PM
Lol, that is a cool site. Love the logo. Your work?
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