Hey guys, I’m back after a lot of time spent in college. It really sucks that I had to stop doing internet marketing for a long time, just so I could focus on schoolwork/my life priorities.
That sounds pretty depressing, but here’s the upside: even though I didn’t do any “real” work online over the past month, I still brought in around $1,500 in revenue from last month’s adsense earnings.
But how is that possible? How could I make a bunch of money without doing any work in August (and September)?
It really comes down to passive income…
Yeah, so I know you have all heard this term thrown around, but the idea of passive income is real.
Basically, all of my cumulative work over the past few years, but more specifically the last six months, has been working to boost income online in a long-term manner.
Is that enough evidence that hard-work pays off? What are you waiting for, go start your own blog today!
Or let me design a site for you for free!
What I’m trying to say, is that even though I didn’t put in my time last month, I still had all of the value from the previous six months coming back to me in the from of revenue.
I do diversify my income a lot more than just one adsense site, in fact I used to make most of my money from affiliate earnings or services/products, but those are things that take more direct manpower and time to get done.
I knew I would haven’t much time this month, so I thought ahead
College really does take up all of your free time, and even though as a teenager I was able to make a bunch of money, I just don’t have the same kind of free time anymore. (Arguably girls, fraternity parties, and my school work are taking a higher priority over internet marketing… as terrible as that sounds.)
So here’s what I did: I looked for a way I could front-load a lot of my work, and therefore profit off of it a few months into the future.
After all of my planning and analysis on my situation, I decided I wanted to find a way to boost my reoccurring adsense commissions, using paid traffic sources.
It really is a simple idea.. I buy advertising for my site, and then I make money from the adsense advertising on my blog.
Well… when it comes down to it, it is not simple at all. In fact, one of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to do online, is finding a traffic source with a positive (and valuable) ROI when it comes to adsense/any advertising network for that matter.
Remember, I’m not just looking for a high ROI, I also need to be able to scale it up so that I can make serious money. For example, a while ago I turned $1 into $2,000 through selling a service… but that took me over a year.. so it really wasn’t much money at all. In that same time frame, I would much rather have brought in $50,000 in revenue with $49,000 in expenses. That is a scalable business, and that is effective marketing.
You can’t get caught up in the numbers and analytics too much or you will lose sight of what really matters, money at the end of the day.
I’m envisioning a lot of questions about my traffic source… but unfortunately I can’t give it out because it’s my most valuable asset right now, and its not open to the public. Not to mention I’m being a bit greedy, but let’s just say if you join my mailing list… sometime in the future you might get access to this awesome source. I can’t make any promises, but it will definitely increase your chances. :D