Instagram project yet to be launched

The instagram project I was talking about in my last post is yet to be launched. The beta version should be finished by now so I think it will take a couple of more days to be online.

Also threw some more money into domaining. I bought a 4 letter .com domain as investment. These domains are going for $200 + on average nowadays. I bought one for $200 which seems like a good price. I also bought a dutch domain for €75 on a generic tax term. It has 9.900 monthly exact searches and the top 5 results in Google are all deeplinks. Let’s see if I can create something with value on it.

The €100 Google AdSense goal is going crap. I am at €3.65 so far this month. The goal is to have €100 in April. The theme on my creditcard site got updated and I had all these changes made in the code… All gone… I got another theme installed now but its just a very basic wordpress theme.

Motivation Killer

First two days of the new month have passed. I worked quite a few hours the last weekend of January to start the new month strong. Till now I only made €0.02 on Google AdSense which is really killing my motivation to work on my content sites. It got me thinking if I’m heading into the right direction… Maybe I should ditch Google AdSense and go with affiliate marketing? Not sure what to do… Maybe I am pulling that dead horse I was talking about in my last post..

While thinking about affiliate marketing and how to get into it I checked a couple of affiliate marketing blogs. All these guys are killing it with a few thousand profit a month (some way over that). It all looks so easy but it is definitely not! I got this great domain for a sneaker affiliate shop… I bought it for way too much money last year when I had a short rush of getting back at the make money online niche. Well, I got new motivation and I guess these kind of set backs are part of the game. Got to make it through this…

Enough said, back to the drawing table and I am not sure what to do yet with the creditcard site… The goal of making €100 a month on Google AdSense looks further away than ever… The actual number of earnings on Google AdSense in January; €5,00. *depressing*

No lazy Sunday today

Today I put some good work into my creditcard site. I updated all posts from the site (25 posts at the moment) and got some new content in as well. I am still not sure if i’m pulling a dead horse here but okay…

Internal linking

One of the SEO factors is internal linking. Google also notices content easier and quicker when internal links are good. Most of the older posts didn’t have any internal links in the content. So I got through all posts and added 40 to 50 internal links in total if i’m guessing right.

Updated content

While checking posts for internal links I also updated some of the content. I’m still getting the hang of it again as I didn’t blog or write for a long time. So it takes some time to write a few good sentences that make sense on the creditcard topic. In some posts I just added a few words / changed sentences and in other I wrote an extra 200 to 300 words. Now lets see if this helps the rankings

Google AdSense

I also changed all Google AdSense ads on the site. I’m trying some of the recommended sizes now including the responsive size. The responsive banner ad will change to the device that is visiting (desktop, mobile, tablet) which should do good I guess… I tested myself on desktop and mobile and it looks good.

Like I mentioned before in this post I am not sure if it’s worth it to work on this site. The site is nearly two years old and never brought in any money. I will find out after a month or two I hope.

New Domains

Today I registered some new domains as well. These domains are in the financial niche and I am planning to make some small Google AdSense sites on it. They are exact match domains and get around 250 to 1000 exact searches monthly for the keyword(s). The financial niche is not easy I know… But lets give it a try.

Testing Google AdSense

Last week I decided to put up some Google AdSense ads on the neglected creditcard site I started 2 years ago. In the past I have been earning a decent amount with Google AdSense. Some months were over €500,- which is a nice extra. But I am starting at zero again. The ads are online for a little over a week now and in the image below you see the results of the last 7 days.

AdSense last 7 days

A bit over €1,50 in the last 7 days. Makes an average of €6,- a month. Not something to brag about… As I am back with new motivation and putting in hours again to create new content and links I expect the earnings to climb.

Google AdSense Goal

I just came up with a new goal of earning €100,- monthly with Google AdSense in the month of April. That gives me a full two months to do whatever it takes to make that €100,- in April just on Google AdSense. After this I will set a new goal, but lets first see if I can make it to this one!

If any of you is starting with Google AdSense and has some questions, please ask me in the comments and I will be happy trying to help you out.