money can I expect to make from my Solo Build It site?
Question - Could you give me any idea what a typical Solo Build It 30-page site makes per month if the site has Adwords and some affiliate
programs? Just curious...wondering what a decent benchmark would
Answer - It's hard to say how much a site will
make, there are just too many variables.
As a guide, I've found that Google adsense revenue
across all of my Solo Build It sites and also those of others I know
of appears to be consistently between $0.50 and $1.00 per
page per month.
It's not much, so you need a lot of pages to make this
your main revenue stream.
The guy who owns www.askthebuilder.com
reportedly makes over $40,000 a month, but he's got 36,600
pages on his site...
There's a lot of work to be done to get to that stage.
Affiliate programs are notoriously unreliable to predict
earnings from. Some are good, some are very bad.
At the other end of the spectrum, I have a friend who has
just built a site with my help for a niche where he is an
He has top spot on both Yahoo and MSN, and #3 position on
Google for his main keyword. A paper he wrote with a link
to his site is in position #1 on Google!
One new client is worth over US$200,000 to him, so he
doesn't need too many each year to do really well...he
hasn't got one yet, but the site is only 6 weeks old, so
he should do well over time.
To increase your profitability, look for products that are
very high value in your niche (look at www.audiolofftreport.com
- he says he makes 8 figures a year in sales from this
This is a great model to copy if you can work out which
high end products to promote and weave references to them
and affiliate links to merchants who sell them into your
Another good way of increasing your focus on high value
products is to do what Nori
Evoy has done and try to include some offline referral
sales into your product mix.
She refers people to a local real estate agent in
Anguilla and receives commissions on sales and property
rentals. These can add up if you manage to get a lot of
people making purchases from your partner agents.
You could also consider insurance and travel affiliate
merchants as many of these offer a payment (sometimes up
to $20) for simply having people fill out an enquiry
Look through www.cj.com
(Commission Junction) and the other affiliate managers to
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