Hi dear readers!
I just came back home from baths where I take shower once a week, and while having a rest, finally decided it’s the best time to write my next post.
Yes, I can take shower only once a week, while many of you probably take it couple times a day. My living conditions haven’t changed to the better, despite having this goal for all this time while this blog exists.
I’m still having some health issues, and this was the #1 reason why I haven’t updated my blog for such a long time. Since August 2012, I spent several months in the hospital, and my conditions got worse since then.
But – despite all of this, I’m still working online, and started to push business forward after having really limited ability to work in the hospital.
What’s The Current State Of Business?
During the hospital days (2 months to be correct) I launched only one website, for the famous green coffee bean niche. The website had no success because of extreme competitiveness of this niche, and only made several sales.
The commissions were low since I try to promote good quality products from trusted merchants (so these are not free trials that pay $40 or more).
But the Autumn time was the time of significant re-thinking of outdated SEO strategies, LOTS of learning, analyzing top ranking websites, understanding what’s working now.
Since December, I started to slowly invest into fresh domains for health and weight loss related products and niches, and also into the upgrading my private network of aged domains.
I also did “maintenance SEO” for my authority website, that is now like a small ATM generating up to a dozen sales a day.
In February, I invested a little bit over $700 into fresh domains and aged domains, and still spinning my head as to how to manage all these sites and launch all of them
What About My Incomes?
As you may have noticed, I wasn’t writing posts, but was updating my “Monthly Incomes” page, and despite being really quiet with active SEO, I managed to keep the incomes level at $2000 and more.
This is far below my desired income levels… Why? I stated to track my expenses on life, and realized that this city is too expensive to live in, and I need at least $7000-10000 a month to keep pursuing my goal of improving the living conditions.
The business expenses are at the level of $1000 a month, and my living expenses are at the same level! So basically, I’m breaking even!
Yes, the January and February were over $3000, but this is because of the spike in health niches, and the authority status of my big site that ranks high and gets some buyer traffic.
That’s why I’m now working with my sleeves rolled up building new websites in different sub-niches, to keep the overall traffic and income higher.
By the way, my recent earnings:
February 2013 – $3797.49
(and over $2000 worth of expenses, including over $700 on domains). The highest investment was $285 for an aged domain in the skin care niche, where I plan to rank sub-pages targeting different products.
What About This Blog?
Again, I’m feeling sorry for abandoning the blog for such a long time.
I know, we all have different circumstances that affect the way we behave. Last year was too much for me – backstabbing google update that turned all my hard efforts into dust, dropping me from the heavens of imperatorial laurels into the “beginning” stage of incomes.
That was a real pain after achieving the goal of making $10000 a month… The inability to keep up the hard work due to health stuff only broke me mentally even more. And I had to take a break and come to grips with this.
So, right now I’m not going to make a loud statements to update the blog 1 (..2, 3) times a month, as it’s still pretty hard for me to cope with lots of stuff. Let me leave some space of freedom here, as I wanted to post only what makes sense and value.
From now on, some posts will probably be really short, only featuring some interesting things I noticed and came across, that make sense to note and discuss.
If you are reading this sentence, thank you for being a loyal and patient reader, I really appreciate it!