Me again. Back from hiding. It’s been a while since I’ve posted last…a month and a half about. Sorry, been like mega busy with personal projects. Like really fucking-too-busy-to-take-bathroom-breaks kind of busy. Right now it’s my 4th month as a full time Internet Marketer and I’m finally hitting my stride. With the 2010 Winter Olympics in my city right now, I’ve been a bit less productive because of the festivities going on (read, getting drunk with hot Olympic athletes in downtown Vancouver), but I’m pushing myself to work at least 12 hours a day.
I’m also (finally) taking a month and a half of (May 1 to June 15) to do a trip to Tibet/China. I’m going with some seriously expensive camera equipment on a photo tour of some of the most beautiful places in asia, so expect some nice new photos. Gotta supply you guys with new landscape photos. I’m also going to blog about doing Internet Marketing while traveling abroad (in asia). I’ll probably do so on a different blog to generate some support authority for this blog.
Anyways…back to topic.
I normally don’t give any sort of product review here unless the product actually has some merit. However, I’ve had quite a few people asking me whether Micro Niche Finder is any good. Last post I promised to see to investigate whether Micro Niche Finder is a scam by doing an experiment. So true to my word, I bought the program last month to test it out. I used it to do my keyword research for the month and built sites on those keywords.
What do I recommend? Here’s the one liner review: Fucking buy it.There, saved you from a 1000 words of reading.
So far, I’m really really liking this program. In fact, I’d say if you are serious about making money online, then you’ll want this tool. It really will help you save time. There’s a lot of software out in the IM world and most of it is complete fucking crap that you don’t need. I’ve only found a handful of what I call “essential” IM tools in a year of IM – tools that actually will help you make money online or save you a shit load of time that are worth ponying up the bucks for. Micro Niche Finder is one of them.
Because it makes keyword research a breeze. A note though: You still need to know HOW to do proper research – don’t think MFN will do this for you. If you know what to do, good you are ready to start finding those keywords. If you don’t have your keyword research down pat, MFN won’t save your ass and you won’t make money through niche marketing. This program is not some magic pill for the noobs.
Now, I want this clear as crystal: You don’t need MNF to make money online. If anyone or any website tells you this, it’s bullshit. I’ve made a good full time income WITHOUT using MNF and only using Google Keyword Tool and a few other IM tools for keyword research. What MNF will do is cut out a lot of the extra steps involved with keyword research and put all the essential keyword information into a nice, aggregated matix. If you want to make money with niche sites, you are going to need to put in a lot of work. I don’t want anyone thinking that using MNF will make you money online — it won’t. It saves a hell of a lot of time with the research though and makes it less tedious.
What I like about this program is that it really integrates the Google keyword tool in a more streamlined interface. There is a matrix that displays all the important keyword research information – CPC, traffic per month, trend chart, and exact phrase count. Like Google Keyword Tool, you enter a keyword to get the keyword information. But this program is like Google Keyword Tool on steroids.
What really makes this program great is that you can filter keywords out depending on your specific criteria, check to see if the exact domains are available with a single click (huge time saver and worth the 97 bucks JUST for this imho), add domains you want to buy to a list with a click (no need to write them down like I’ve been doing), and launch a Google search for that keyword to scope out the competition right from the program. The program also shows a Strength of Competition rating and Online Commercial Intention rating – two keyword research criteria that some internet marketers look at. There are also some other cool features like the ability to search clickbank, google products, or amazon for products that come up for that keyword.
The way I use this program is to do the basic keyword search but then apply a few custom filters to the keywords with my personal keyword research criteria, then cherry pick the keywords on the list that show potential. I then analyze the strength of the competition for those keywords. MNF let’s you easily click on the keyword in question to open a search in your browser for it.
If you are a rank noob to IM or you just don’t know how to do proper keyword research and have not been having any luck with making money online, you better learn or start handing out those resumes. I suggest giving Court’s Keyword Academy for the 1 buck trail month – probably the only honest make money online school out there – a shot. It will get you up to speed on how to do keyword research. Grizzly’s unofficial ebook, also gives you the guts and meat on doing keyword research as well. Yea, you have to pay something for these training programs, but you learn the real deal — unlike most of the crap you’ll find online.
If you are one of those “I’m too cheap to pay for anything types”, then you can crawl through my blog to find some of my strategies (though I don’t give the whole shabang like Court does), or troll through Grizzly’s 3 years of making money with adsense blog posts. Between all of the resources there, you can learn how to find those keywords that give you the best (and easiest) chance of making money.
So, I give Micro Niche Finder my full recommendations. If you can afford it, it’s the best 97 bucks you’re going to spend. If you can’t afford the cost, you can still make do with the ol’ Google Keyword Tool. But if you get serious about Making money online and you can pick up enough pennies on the side of the road, you will want to give MNF a buy.
Ok, enough blathering. What you really want to know is what was I able to do since the last post? Talk is cheap and I do like to provide some proof of my experiments. Here’s a list of the income my new Micro Niche Finder sites from the past 40 days – since my last post. I also tabulated the last 7 days earnings. The income is actually a bit off by a few bucks because not all channels were added, but oh well. Note that this is complete NEW experiment from my other adsense sniper project. I opened a brand new adsense account for these sites and I switched up my strategies completely, trying to test some new things.
So there we go. All in all, not bad. It took me about a month and half to grow my income from 1 -2 bucks a day to the 40-50 USD a day range. I’m now seeing consistent 40+ days (the reports were off by a couple bucks a day since not all channels were added – i forget some), so it’s pretty safe to say that at the current revenue projection, these MNF sites will generate me (assuming no increases) between 1200-1500 USD a month. The plan is to get this new account to about 200-300 bucks a day then open another adsense account for a new project in a couple months. Now, I usually get a huge list of questions about how, and why, and such stuff. I keep the exact details of what I do private these days for obvious reasons. For the How’s, read my blog or my forum – I throw some of my strategies out there. But to fend off the questions that people ask, I can offer you a few pointers for generating a good adsense income.
- Test new niches constantly
- Backlinks. Backlinks. Backlinks.
- Optimize Adsense placement to increase CTR (can mean difference between .20 a day and 4 dollars a day with a site).
- Self hosted domains with keywords in the domain (forget blogger blogs or free blogs if you want to generate an income quickly and can’t get shedload of authority links)
- Good keyword research (you will absolutely fail without this)
- Spinning (this saves you a shitload of time when getting links if you do it right)
- Blackhat can be your friend (but be careful!)
- You (usually) need more than ezines, hubpages, infobarrel links to rank you high!
- Get links from as many different IP’s as possible
- Actually doing work online – not reading forums
- Work. Good old fashion work.
If you want results like I get guys, there is no magic bullet as I’ve been telling people for months. I work 12 to 16 hours a day. This is all I do – I live and breathe IM. Don’t put in a couple hours a week and thing you are going to take home a full time income in a couple months – try more like a year or three.
How long will it take for a full time income? This is the typical question people always ask. If you know EXACTLY what you are doing, I’d say 2 – 3 months of like 14-16 hour days. But keep in mind that to learn the “know exactly what you are doing” part it might take you six months of 6 hour days! And there are no guarantees here either. Some people stumble on all the right things right away and make money quickly. Other people need to learn the ropes the hard way and it can take them months or even years before they find the right path. I don’t want anyone quitting their job because they plan to make 100 bucks a day online in only 3 months because I said it’s possible. It’s possible in the way that it’s possible to run a marathon from Texas to New York, but you to “hone” yourself to the point where you can do that without having a heart attack. And that my friends can take a hell of a lot of training to get to that point. I’ve spent almost a year putting in full time hours doing IM. I’ve tried things that didn’t work, I’ve failed completely many many times, and had some success.I know that I spent a solid 3 months of full time work testing different strategies that did not directly increase my income. I’ve learned from my many mistakes and took what works and built on that.
So it takes patience and work and a bit of luck too before you find something that works. Once you do, you scale the hell out of it to make the big bucks. The most important thing you can do guys is to experiment! Don’t be afraid of trying new things. I see a LOT of people one the fence about trying strategies online because they might wast time on something that doesn’t work. But…what if it works. What if it REALLY works. And that’s what I do guys.
I notice that people also tend to jump on one IM fad for a month or two then seize on another. This is exactly how you will fail to make money. Stick to a single method until you make money. If you want to master adsense, do it. If you want to master amazon/ebay instead, focus only on making a full time income with these instead. You will find that a lot of “techniques” that work for say adsense won’t work for creating amazon mini sites, for example. This is why it’s better to stick with one method of making money until you really make it work before jumping on to something else. Do too many things and you are more likely to fail at all of them. Do only one thing and you’ll probably master it if you put in enough effort.
That’s it for today folks. I’ve got a solid 3000 word juicy post about how to hijack your competitor’s networks already written for out you guys. It’s going up in a week or so – so you won’t have to wait another month for a post 🙂
I’ve got some more experiments coming up:
- WordPress Mage — To be honest, I’m not convinced I can make money any faster with WP Mage than just creating a bunch of new websites with ebay integrated into wordpress. But we’ll see.
- Adsense vs. Amazon — I’m going to convert 100 sites that make money with adsense into Amazon sites and track which makes more money over 1-2 weeks. I’ll also track the income when you put both on.
- 60 .info domains + BCW content + chitika ads
Some further topics I’ll be making posts about the next couple months:
- How to test keyword CTR without ranking for the keyword
- How to increase search traffic without increasing rankings
- How to optimize Adsense to Maximize earnings
There we go guys. Work hard guys and make money online!