This month’s income report is a little bit later than normal. The last few weeks have been really busy working on some big changes/updates for Authority SEO.
It will most likely be rolled out in a few weeks or so as I still have a lot to do, but existing members will be receiving a nice surprise very soon.
What happened in June?
It was a pretty laid back month.
Apart from working on the course, my main blog was the only other thing I really spent time on work-wise.
The site has gotten to the point now where the majority of new content published is based on popularity and current events, and not keyword research.
I’m already targeting just about every major keyword in my niches.
I have a list of about a dozen related niches I want to target next, but I just haven’t been able to do that yet.
Instead, it’s mainly been about pumping out content to increase traffic and take advantage of my domain authority.
That’s something I never want to stop doing. Once you grow a site to this level, you should be creating new content and trying to rank for everything, because it’s just so profitable to do so.
That’s exactly the reason why I have this list of related niches to expand into. It will open up opportunities to go after a whole new set of keywords.
One of the great things about June was that I fully realized the benefits of having a full-time writer. I didn’t write a single piece of content for the site, but 25 posts were published on the site.
What I was focused on was link building.
There are still some newer keywords that aren’t in the top 3 rankings yet, and I really want to work on those because they’re fairly big keywords and my pages that are targeting them have very few links pointed at them.
I’m pretty sure that with just a small nudge, I’ll be able to jump to #1 based on my current rankings, and what I’m seeing from my competition.
Building links that don’t cause me stress
For most people, having a site rely so heavily on Google traffic would be kind of stressful. For me, it should be twice as nerve-wrecking since my blogs are my main source of income both online and offline.
But, I’m really not worried at all, and that’s because of the content and link building model that I use. It’s why I emphasize so heavily on building links the right way.
As long as I’m getting the types of links that I’ve been getting, and my content is high-quality, then I really don’t have a big risk of being penalized.
Once you build up authority the RIGHT WAY, it’s hard to lose it, even if you try.
That’s the model that I hope everyone building blogs today is following because it’s the only one that is truly sustainable, and probably one of the only ones that gets stronger over time rather than die off down the line.
What kind of links was I building?
All of it was done through outreach. It was a mix between broken link building, and just plain old email outreach.
The search queries used in broken link building isn’t JUST for broken link building. They’re used to find resource pages, and resource pages are some of the easiest to get links on.
You don’t always need to find a broken link on the page to land a link. It increases your chances, yes, but it’s not always required.
Why? Because all they need to do is include you in the list. The list is already made up. By adding your site to it, they’re improving their list.
It’s not like they need to write a feature about you or somehow change up their wording in a piece of content to include your link.
Some people think outreaching for links is boring or tedious, but it’s really not.
Once you get used to it, you’re able to find strong link prospects quickly, and each link you acquire is a big milestone since it’s actually going to impact your rankings.
Record traffic, record earnings
Everything is cruising along with the main blog with no signs of slowing down.
Traffic didn’t increase a ton, but as long as it’s not in decline I’m happy about it.
The blog received 872,043 visitors in June, which is so great to see it rise steadily every month.
Honestly, more than the earnings, that’s the thing I’m happier about… the consistent traffic growth month over month.
I think I remember saying that I would reach my first million visitor month to the site within August or something like that before… but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
With the SEO course I now have on my plate on, I wasn’t able to work on the blog as much as I had planned and therefore wasn’t able to start expanding it into new niches and targeting more big keywords.
At the rate it’s going now, I could safely assume that at least by the end of the year I will reach that goal.
But if I find time to work more heavily on the site and scaling it out, it could be much sooner.
June’s Income Report
Okay, so now on to the income report.
Here’s the total income numbers for the month of June.
Blogging Income: $19,141.05
Last Month: $16,897.53
What will I do in July
To think that the blog is less than a year old and has already grown to this level is crazy. It’s simply just not profitable to do anything else anymore on any of my other blogs.
Any time I spend working on another blog, the same time spent working on this blog is multiple times more profitable.
I’ve decided to put the other projects that I wanted to start on hold for now. I think it would be foolish of me to pour all my time and effort on a new site when this one is still in its growing stages and has so much potential to be grown out further.
In July, I’ll continue to build more links to the site, and work more on promotion. But more than that my first priority right now is to complete the new updates to Authority SEO.
There’s a huge list of to-do’s before it will be complete so let’s hope I can get some work done.