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But many of us will give you good advice.
The trouble with your post is that your questions are kind of a "broad match", rather general.
If you would put your questions a bit more specific, it would be more easy to give you advice...
Think about it - if you get 100 visitors a day and continually have a 10% click through rate, you'll be lucky to get 10 clicks a day.
So..... get more quality traffic and do your best to get them coming back. If you build an MFA web site or some other crappy web site, you won't get repeat visitors and the visitors you do get, will probably simply close their browser.
However, I am currently developing content for the site that is likley to get a lot more returning traffic. I am going to create subdomains for each of these because I want them to be treated as seperate mini sites by the search engines and will also have their own look, slightly different to the main domain.
Just for content creation, I was in the last 5 weeks at 3 different locations 3700km in total underway with my car.
A press card helps much.
Free parking, free entry, free WLAN in the press center and even free food on the jounalist party.
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2) Valuable content (not just filler material).
3) Patience. (It takes time to build content, traffic, and revenues.)
But I thought that was the whole point of your question, it's the title of your this thread!
Anyways, some more general advice:
- Try to work on your sites every day of your life.
- See your sites as of day one as a true business. For a business to be successful, you have to invest time, creativity and money.
- If people laugh at your "business", don't care about them, continue working, and cash the cheques!
i know many people say that give visitors good content and dont think about money
I think the reason people say that is that if you put your energy into creating good content, then your traffic will grow automatically. A quality site with quality content will make more people want to link to you and tell their friends about your site and come back again, and that leads to money.
It just takes time and a lot of work but I think you'll hear from many of the "biggies" here that that's the way to get to the money.
Your only "assurance" is belief in yourself and your website.
But the previous poster was right in that if you just keep working and working and working, creating and improving, tweaking and making it better, studying and learning, - you will succeed.
You have to weigh in like a heavyweight prize fighter in ever respect.
It is the cume of the facets of the normal driven to their uttermost potential that result in the fluition of the product of their sums. A Medusa that never stops evolving and growing new arms.
Think out of the box and leave no stone unturned, therin lies success.
2. The AdSense ads have to be targeted enough, and the page design good enough, to get people to click on them.
3. The subject of the ads needs to be of sufficiently high value to bring you a reasonable return.
4. If that package gives you an eCPM of say $10 a thousand ads put out, then to earn $100 a day you need 10,000 pages a day with ads on.
(vary the maths according to your circumstances)
5. It is probably fair to say that most (sucessful) Adsense publishers have achieved growth in income by improving all the elements I list.
6. The quality of your content makes no difference to your income.
Best Kept Secret:
Go back to 1996 by turning back the clock and create a web site or tons of web sites that is similar to popular web sites now. Also register tons of domain names that is in the dictionary. I am sure your sites would be in the first few pages of major search engines. :D
Hmmm... wait a minute. You can't turn back the clock. That means you need to wait and persevere another three to ten years in order to be successful.
Another quick way to success is to create something not yet created. And that idea has to interest many peoples.
If you are going to rely on AdSense for all or most of your income, study these posts and learn everything you can. Once you understand how AdSense works, then start building a site. And continue monitoring this group becuase this is an ever changing business.
Of course you also need to learn about search engines, web design, finding a niche and all the rest. I really believe knowledge is the key to this business.
If I had followed this plan, I wouldn't be in the situation I am now. (Although AdSense, affiliate programs, etc. weren't even thought up when I started building my site.) As I learn more and more from this group, I have to apply what I've learned to my hundreds of manually maintained pages and figure out the best way to get the most out of each one.
The good news is that without realizing it I set up a site with hundreds of different topics giving me a lot of possible winning pages. Many of my pages rank #1 in Google, and the majority are in the top 10.
- make sure that your site is worked out to the best of your ability. that is frequently updated valuable unique content on a professional website.
- simultaneously, do search engine optimization. it'll be by far your most important traffic source. more than ever in the beginning, since you don't have a user base with repeat visitors. become acquainted with seo. learn, try and test over and over again. in addition you can also involve some of the other measures you mentioned.
- be patient. if you start from scratch and you're not a genius, you'll naturally have to work off your a$$ at least two years to see the desired results and get your 100$/day.
One thing that almost everyone here is missing, is the need to have good content ABOUT SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN (BUYING). The sad truth is that the greatest quality, award-winning, 50 page article in the entire world about the day to day life of a stink beetle is likely to draw far fewer clicking hands in 10 years than a hastily thrown together aticle about last night's prize boxing match, where to find the best seafood dinner in Los Angeles, CA or better still, comparing which new video game is the best value for my money, can in 1 day! So what, therefore, if the later category are only of interest for a couple of days to a year if they pay for themselves many times over in that short time?
The second thing is making sure those looking for the info can find YOUR site, preferrably first. This is the harder part when SEs can be so flakey from day to day. If you can't PROVE yourself the 'authority' on a popular subject, and get daily or regular readers for free, then you'll have to BUY it and work that into your overall cost. Either method can work well.
Yes, unfortunately, quality content is only a small part of the overall picture, convincing a large amount of people they NEED/WANT it is better, but being the first in providing what they are ALREADY HUNGRY for is the BEST and EASIEST. A lot of the best areas are already taken and unseating the top sites could be difficult and costly, but new opportunities present themselves everyday in the news. Just turn on the TV or read your local newspape. What are people going to be scrambling for in the next 6 months? How about a website reviewing and comparing companies offering civilian space flights soon (hmm, wonder what kind of commissions they'll be offering?) or a website to inform about the cheapest gasoline prices in your local area?
Finally, stay abreast of your area of expertise and be the first to write about everything new. This is one advantage the small guy often has over bigger sites. The speed to make decisions and move on new topics. Thus when someone sees some new obscure topic in the news and searches for it yours will be the first indexed and thus available (until the bigger ones pounce upon it). You can always update it or modify it later, as long as it gets first to the SEs. This happened to us a few times. In one case we were among the first to write about a local "fad" and about a week later it became a very controversial topic nationally. By then our story had already made it to the SE databases (the bots visit daily since we're an established site), so when people started researching it we were at or near the top. Our server nearly slowed to a stop that week. And of course the rest of the site was linked from that one article...