Time to make some money!
Hey guys I just thought I'd give a little progress report.
Here is my site http://whatisinireland.com/
As I mentioned before I had the intention to create enough content to gain authority and traffic from Google before monetizing my site. I had set the bar at 30 posts.
Today I have reached that milestones. I have many posts up around the top five Google pages but only one so far on page one (I will get more there yet). I currently gain 40-70 visitors daily with only a small percent coming organically but I get a lot of returning visitors.
Anyway I feel this is sufficient enough to give me a good start being too greedy will get me nowhere. So let me tell you how I plan to proceed.
Firstly my site needs many affiliate programs to cover all aspects which will include Hotels, B&B's, car rental, ferries, flights, genealogy and possibly more. I know there are programs in all of these.
I will research all of these and pick the best ones on the factors of commissions, pay outs and return business. I will add adsense too but use it quite lightly.
I may use Amazon at a later date to promote some products such as books and DVD's but I am not a great fan of Amazon. They pay crap and it is hard (practically impossible) to get a good international reach due to shipping.
I will need to structure out my menus and add pages for the appropriate programs, I'm hoping some of them offer search widgets. I will also be writing reviews on some of these services.
I also need to get a social network campaign going and some fan pages. Some of you may know me as quite meticulous. I will not put this out on social media until it is fixed up right with the menus all done, I don't want to put out a half finished product on display in front of my friends and family. I wont even put a photo in my about page until things are done right. I kind of have a policy that I wont put my name to half finished or inferior quality work.
So its time to get clicking, wish me luck.