This Time of Year Is Crazy, But It Does Take A Lot of Ground Work To Get Things Ready
This time of year is crazy, but it does take a lot of ground work to get things ready. In fact, it takes all year to get ready for the crazy holiday shopping season.
I run a couple of blogs, and one of these blogs does really good with ad revenue around the holiday season.
Last year around this time I hit my all time high of $353 for a single day in ad revenue. That's the kind of money you can make money without selling anything. That's the kind of money you can make doing simple lists based on keyword research.
Side note: I use a service called Mediavine which is a really good ad network to get hooked up with once you hit 50,000 sessions per month with your site. That seems like a lot right now, but it's only about 1700 visits per day to your blog, which is very doable within a year or two depending on the pace and quality of your content creation.
This year things are already looking better. My previous high of $353 was on December 2, 2019. This year, as of November 22, my ATH is was $422 for a single day.
As of Monday, Nov 29, that ATH has now hit $637 for one day and the site will earn over $10,000 for a month with just ads alone.
For context, this blog gets around 12,000 visits per day, and is about 5 years old. I'm super excited to see what December 2020 will bring.
If you want to learn more about how I generated unlimited content ideas for my blogs and earn ad revenue like this, you can watch these classes where I reveal all my tactics, and I've got some upcoming classes in 2021 about the templates I use for my blogs as well.
Holiday Season 2021 Is Already On My Mind
Wealthy Affiliate is all about being "real", so let's be real. There's a ton of new members now that Black Friday is behind us, so this will be your first dose of the realness of Wealthy Affiliate: If you just started your website this month, it's not enough time to take full advantage of the holiday season 2020. Building a business just doesn't happen that fast.
Holiday Season 2021 is a full year away though. That's a whole 12 months you have to get rolling on and put in some real work on your business in the meantime. The 12 months ahead of you is PLENTY OF TIME to make it happen.
Building a solid, reliable source of online income is something that takes time to build, but you are in the best place to do it. Wealthy Affiliate has the tools, the resources, and the support network you need to get it done right.
Especially with Premium Plus now on the table, you have tons of new ideas and paths to explore with Expert Classes. Plus, the good news is that things will just continue to get better the longer you stick around. I'm talking years. I'm talking decades. That's where the real money is at.
Remember, when I got started, we didn't even have live chat for help!
Percentage Increases Are Amazing To Consider
The reason I really hounding on this idea of building a decade-long business instead of just making a website to flip as soon as it's profitable is the concept of percentages and how it works to your advantage over time.
For example, let's say you have a new website and it earns $1,000 in the first year. Then in the second year let's say you earn $6,000. That's a whopping increase of 500%. Amazing. The growth trajectory is awesome, and you should be proud of that.
But then let's look at your business in year 10. Now you're earning $200,000 per year from your business. In year 11 you increase your earnings by a mere 10%. Not really as impressive as a 500% YOY increase, right?
Doesn't matter. That's another $20k in your pocket. I'd prefer $20k over $5k any day!
As you build momentum, small tweaks here and there can really make a huge difference in your business income. You'll be able to make fewer, smarter moves and see bigger results. This is definitely one of the coolest things about sticking around at Wealthy Affiliate and doing affiliate blogging for so many years now.
Start laying that ground work. Get excited. Make a plan. Log into Wealthy Affiliate every day and you will see results.
If you've been around a while and have been working hard on your websites this year, I hope you've been seeing some crazy RPMs and affiliate sales so far, but things might just be about to get a little crazier as this holiday season sets in.