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Monthly Summary and Income Reports

Update: I’m changing how I’m tracking progress for these sites in 2015. The original goal was to reach a $5000 income every month, but after successfully selling/flipping my first site for a healthy 5 figures, I’m going to build these sites and flip them once they have 3+ months of increasing income. See the “2015 Niche Sites Reboot” post for more details.

My October earnings came out to $2232.22. I am 44.6% of the way towards my goal of increasing my income by $5000 every month from niche sites.

Total Earnings: $3856.56

Tools and Services I’m Using

Total Expenses: $171.96

  1. Domains (Annual): $104.97
  2. I already use these services for my other “non-niche site” projects. While I do use them for my niche sites I didn’t have to pay for them specifically for this follow along. The costs are included here for your reference.
    1. Scrapebox (One Time): $97
    2. Clicky (Annual): $119
    3. Hosting (Annual): $154
    4. SNAP Pro plugin (One Time): $49

My goal for the second half of 2014 is to grow my income by $5000 per month by launching a series of 9 niche sites. You can check out the progress reports in this category for the biweekly play by play of this follow along.

My methods are a bit slapdash so if you would like to go straight to the monthly round-up reports you can use the links below to jump to the important bits.

Timeline for this follow-along

  1. July 31 – The Beginning
  2. On adding new keywords – upgrading existing content vs. new pages
  3. On launching new sites asap with a minimum viable product – how much content do I create to test out a niche?
  4. August 18 – 3 weeks in and the first sales start trickling in.
  5. On quality content that converts – not your average reviews (I’m so sorry if that was somebody’s niche!)
  6. September 2014 income report. $1600 in 8 weeks. Not too shabby! So this niche site thing still works and I still haven’t built a single link.
  7. October 2014 income report. Broke $2200 this month. Set back but not knocked down by Penguin 3.0
  8. 2015 Niche Sites Reboot.
  9. The Unmotivated Asshole’s Guide To Passive Income With Niche Sites
Month# of PagesEarnings (Commissions)Earnings (Site Sale)Notes
11/2014128$3812$24800Profit from sale of site G after broker commissions and fees.
5/2015128$491Expenses: $119.99 (Clicky renewal)

The Unmotivated Asshole’s Guide To Passive Income With Niche Sites

Soooo… I feel like everybody with an IM blog is busy guru-ing and taking over the world with their spam while I’m just here twiddling my thumbs.

If you’re looking for motivation or wisdom, I’m going to tell you right now that you’re on the wrong blog. What you’ll find here is a lack of motivation, disdain, and apathy about internet marketing and seo.

With that out of the way, let’s recap.

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2015 Niche Sites Reboot (And A Look Back At 2014)

Happy belated new years, folks! Sorry, but I really do suck at this goal tracking/blogging/updating stuff. Better late than never. And technically it’s still the first month of January 2015, so… Which of my 2014 goals did I achieve? Internet marketing and writing stuff I AM NOT A BLOGGER. I AM A CAPITALIST PIG. Yes! Yes! Yes! 90% of my blog posts on my niche sites are product reviews. The

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Amazon niche sites income report October 2014 – I survived penguin

Penguin 3.0 update aftermath Another Penguin update and right before the holiday shopping season too. Merry frickin Christmas! Site G was knocked back, but survived the penguin update fairly well. For my short-tail keyword I’m currently ranked at #8 behind “big authority” sites like and Remember how I stated in my September 2014 income report that there were a bunch of content mill and junk results on page

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Niche sites update – weekly progress report

Hey guys!  I promised you that I would keep you updated on what’s happening on a weekly basis so here’s a quick update for the 1st week of October. What I’ve done: Content: I added 1 new landing page to site B and 1 new landing page to site A.  I also completely overhauled the old pages on sites B & A so they don’t look like crap. Links: I

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I made $1624.34 in 8 weeks with Amazon niche sites with no linkbuilding and no keyword research – progress report 5

If you’ve followed my Amazon niche sites follow-along then you know that every couple of weeks I post a progress report on what I’ve done on my 9 niche sites and how much I’ve earned each month from and other affiliate programs. I am building all 9 sites on expired domains with new and unique content. This progress report is the fifth update and concludes 8 weeks since the

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Make Money With Niche Sites – Progress Report #4 (Week 4)

Hello and welcome to another episode of Let’s Make Money Online with Niche Sites. Today we’ll conclude the first month of this follow-along. Recap: In the beginning of August I launched 3 new niche sites. The results have been both underwhelming and surprisingly good. New content posted this week There’s not very much to report I’m afraid. I always update and add new content to existing pages rather than create

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Niche Sites Progress Report #3 (Week 2) – We Have Sales and Traffic!

I originally started this post the week of August 11. I’m only posting it now because I went to Macau instead.  See! What’d I tell you guys.  L*A*Z*Y*. Please excuse the delay. These progress reports track the development of some new niche sites I started in the beginning of the month.  These progress reports are really more for me than they are for you. The most surprising thing I’ve learned

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Daily Progress Report #2

I have no idea what I’m doing. These progress reports are a form of self-therapy for me as well as a way for me to keep track of what I’ve done.  As a lazy s*o*b* I work in manic spurts and enjoy very long periods of inactivity in between. This means that I have no idea what I’ve done or how to do what I did every time I pick

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Daily Progress Report #1

New Niche Sites I have several expired domains that have been sitting around in my accounts for over a year.  So far I’ve done nothing with them besides add a blank wordpress install.  All of these domains have regained their PR and receive a trickle of visitors every day.  These are the domains I’m going to use for my new niche site projects. I’ve gone through and installed the default

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