| 8:25 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Currently I have one site which earns me about $150 a day (February was even a little bit higher than that). I enjoy developing it - the subject is something in which I'm very interested - but it takes a lot of work. I spend about 2-3 hours a day on this website.
I'm also developing a new website about a theme in which I'm interested. I don't know much about it so I need to do a lot of research. Currently I have finished about 10 pages of content for this project. I plan to create a bunch more before launching the site and I also need to create a nicer layout and navigation for the website.
I'm not going to tell the subject of the site but I checked a bunch of keywords on Adwords and Overture and most of them are well above $2 a click. I think this project has a lot of potential if I'm able to create about 400 content pages that each generate a few visitors a day. I hope to reach a few thousand dollars a day (power of dreams!).
| 8:44 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Good luck to you!
At this point, I would be happy with $0.01/day, and I'm not even pushing _that_.
| 10:03 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I am on one of my sites averaging out at around $0.02c a day, good money huh?
| 10:28 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Zygoot, that is where the power of outsourcing can help you. If you can find a quality article writer(s), you could have 400 pages up within a couple months. You could even write some of them yourself.
I find that I start to really get sick of writing articles on a subject after about 50 pages. That is writing day in day out. So in your above instance I would have 350 articles created :)
All the Best,
| 11:20 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I might join in on this mission! I am earning about 1/3 of this at the moment so its a goal to obtain. I am about to add some sticky content to my site, so hopefully that will bring in more traffic to the site.
I am also looking into creating a new site based on a completely different area. It will be the first time I will be creating a site outside my "area of interest" (that my current site is based on), but I do have some experience on the new topic. Overture and Adsense bids are promising, although the product is highly competitive. This could be bad, but rather than setting up a site that will sell this product, I will be setting up an advice, tips, etc site based on this product. It could be a complete flop, but if it is, then I'll move on and create a different site.
Wish me luck!
| 12:40 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
For someone to write 350-400 articles, what are you paying them? It can't be $10 /article now can it? hehe
| 4:35 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I actually haven't done it yet, but it is something that I plan on doing within the next 6 months.
I think you usually pay around $5 per article.
All the Best,
| 10:24 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
FYI I paid $90 for a 1000 word article. It was probably on the high side.
$5/article borders on ridiculous. (I mean, really, would you work to write a 1-2 pages on some topic for $5?....) If you outsource it to India or something, you risk getting 'plagiarized' content, which may or not bite you back later on.
| 11:55 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
rfung, I see what you are saying, and some of it is true. But there a great ways of combating this: (Keep in mind this is what I have been told)
- Hand pick your content writers. College students, local friends, whatever.
- Get recommendations on a good content writer from trusted people.
- $5 is for a 250 - 350 word article. Hardly long at all. This works for me, because most of my articles are in the 300-400 word range.
$90 for a 1000 page article? did you put the article up on 1 page on your site?
Maybe others can add more?
All the Best,
| 1:38 am on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|$90 for a 1000 page article? did you put the article up on 1 page on your site? |
i haven't put it up yet, but it will be linked from most of the pages from my site.
| 2:16 am on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Well, I'm happy - I made $0.58 from one click today ;D
Now if I can pull that off a couple more hundred times tomorrow ...
| 3:07 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
$90 for a 1000 page article? How'd you get that?
For the record, that price is much more borderline ridiculous than $5 for a 1-2 page article. :)
| 6:30 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
lol. I stand correcte, it was $75, not that it changes by much the relation to a $5/article. I got mine from craigslist.
I'll have to resign to thinking my article was eons of quality better than a $5 job. :)
Seriously then, where do you get a $5 article?
| 6:40 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|FYI I paid $90 for a 1000 word article. It was probably on the high side. |
Its 1000 word... not 1000 page.
A 1000 page article would cost $4000-$10000 on elance.com (an estimate) as 100 page ebooks will cost you $500-$1000 themselves. However, I have never seen someone post a project for such a large article ;)
| 7:03 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
ops! hee hee hee...
... still, $5/500 word article? back to my original disbelief, hard to imagine anyone (in the US) working for that cheap.
| 7:50 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I have paid $10-$25 for ariticles of various length
| 2:32 am on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
No, it is roughly $5-$6 for a 250-350 word article, not 500.
I have heard of $4 per article writers in the U.S.
| 10:16 am on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yeah! Made some changes to my site and yesterday I doubled my earnings =) Ok don't get too exicited (you guys with like $100+ a day) I was only getting just under double figures per day before..
Hopefully it wasn't just a spike, or a dump of owed clicks or something, time will tell. It will be great if I can get above double figures consistently.
| 2:12 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
hmm how can you check to see what business are lookging for and the ones that are paying
| 2:33 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
only thing is about some of the stuff you guys say what happen when your users dont but anything.
that would suck for the comany
| 7:42 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|FYI I paid $90 for a 1000 word article |
rfung, how did you arrive at this article topic? is it that you expect it to generate good revenue or is it on a topic which is already working for you?
btw : keep up the good work.
| 3:09 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)|
What types of changes did you make that caused the increase in revenue.
| 3:38 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)|
>> Its 1000 word... not 1000 page.
Got confused by what GuitarZan said.. whoopsie...
| 9:41 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Hey im getting some people to write some ariticles for my site but its hard to find people that will read them.
Im not getting how adding ariticles will boost how much you make.
Im making about $10 a day now when I take my meta keywords off.
but when i put meta keywords on my site i make about $2 a day its funny I dont know why can someone explan this.
| 10:02 am on Mar 11, 2005 (gmt 0)|
ned911 - Just been playing around with adsense placement. Looking at different ad units, and locations. I was experimenting with a couple of different ideas on different sections of my site. Couple of days later I noticed that one section was doing well, so I implemented the change on a larger section of the site, and bang increased earnings ;) Now to see if this is a constant thing, and not just a spike, then to implement site wide!
| 6:33 am on Mar 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I'm not sure if this post violates the TOS here, so if I've over-stepped my bounds, moderators, just delete this with my understanding and blessing.
A number of people in this thread seem interested in acquiring original content articles inexpensively. I have written a handful of original content articles that have done very well for my site.
I'd be willing to write articles for other sites. The deal? A small amount of money to be negotiated, and the right to host a copy of the article on my own site with a ROBOTS=NONE directive and a link to the "official" location of the article on your site. (I'm also open to alternative suggestions.)
To find an article of mine to sample my style, Google the word "cheeseburger" and check out the first link that isn't one of Jimmy Buffet's restaurants. I think I'm #3 right now.
My contact information is available from my website.
I'm out to support any site that wants to contribute to the richness of the web by offering quality original content without any deceptive advertising. Owners of clone directory sites and similar spam-scams need not apply.