- Sep 27, 2020
Update a month later: grabbing about $11 a day 1200 pageviews per day. 75 posts saved up ready to be published lending formatting.
Welcome aboard, @AhFreshMeat.
The thing to know about Tech is that the commissions are low across the board due to already slim margins in that industry (unless you're Apple or Nvidia, etc) but the prices are high enough that you can get a decent earnings per conversion.
The other thing that helps with low commissions is that there's a ton of traffic to go around. The bad part is you need a ton of traffic to make decent money.
Another bad thing is your demographic is tech-savvy people (not always, depending on what kind of questions and queries you're going after) so you're going to encounter a lot of ad blockers.
At this point, you're way too "early" in the game to be worried about the maximum potential of the site. But I suspect there's tech sites doing a million a month. So $3k a month would be a tiny slice of a huge pie, which is completely doable.
But you're going to have to put in some work, get some earnings going, hire help, and scale to the moon. Content-based site? Scale to the moon. Something like PCPartPicker.com? Constant data collection and data input and management.
One thing most computer-ish tech sites I see do is they take on lots of user-generated content, usually with a forum. That can be a fast way to scale if you can get a community going but you'll have to spend a lot of time moderating and Google doesn't like ranking user-generated content when there are editorial options.
Good luck, it's doable. There's countless people in this niche doing that well and much better.
At this point, my suggestion would be to get a much larger spread of content on the site and get as many links aimed at your site as you can (safe, non-spam links). Re-evaluate from there. At that point you'll have enough exposure and data to understand what the path forward will be for your specific project.
no link building, im training this writer to do what i do essentially so I can make backlinking the core of what I do at about 200 posts in. Perhaps i should begin sooner as you’re mentioning though
In your "best x for y" posts, how much do you do keyword research for them? How do you come up with the "Y" part of it?I have 40 amazon affiliate “best x for y” posts (longtail, obscure keywords) about to be published. I get about $15/month from amazon right now.. not much at all. The plan is to make it 60% informational display ads and 40% amazon affiliate
Congrats on the success! I'm a bit confused about it though - are you making 4000 dollars or getting 4000 visitors per month with 87 articles?Im making 4k or so month now from 87 articles. 50 are aged. Half are best X for y, and i choose the Y based off of all those factors you named. Personally, what works for me is i ask myself “is someone really typing this in on google? Atleast one person a day?” If the answer is yes and ahrefs shows low comp, low quality sites, then i choose it.
ex best gaming chair for nintendo switch, best gaming chair for xbox, best gaming chair for lower back, i’d likely do all of those, interlink them, and one might actually take off. If not, oh well, keep grinding
Good questions, yes I quickly wrote that without much thought:Congrats on the success! I'm a bit confused about it though - are you making 4000 dollars or getting 4000 visitors per month with 87 articles?
Also, are you still on Adsense? Because Ezoic are now accepting sites under 10k sessions per month as far as I know, and they pay a hell of a lot more than Adsense.
Good stuff either way. I'm about to sell my first "baby" and hopefully get a nice pile of cash to invest into bigger and better projects. Nervous, so any inspiration is welcome. Keep grinding!
Im on ezoic, applied to adthrive, got rejected. I suppose i could try mediavine if its really that much better than ezoic