September was another month I would rather forget. My numbers were down for the second straight month. If I was trying to be all glass half full about it I could remark that there was an upwards trend towards the end of the month. Maybe this means the two month malaise is over and I will at revert back to my previous levels. Despite the positive trend towards the end of the month my September 2013 Niche Site Income Report was unspectacular.
What the Heck is Going On?
I started applying my new niche site strategy this month so I didn’t really increase my website count by very much at all. The handful of sites I have built out of the last few weeks will need several weeks to “cook” before earnings start trickling in. This means I wasn’t expecting an increase but it would have been very nice to see a recovery to previous levels. Nothing really stands out in my stats. It seems a slight decrease in traffic and slight decrease in RPM contributed to the diminished results.
I am still very excited about applying my new strategy of focusing on authority niche sites vs. micro niche sites. I have a lot more fun when trying to build a higher quality website. On the negative side this means I am not going to be able to outsource as much of the work – at least at first. I have also been spending a lot of time developing a tool to help me find expired domains. So far I have built a couple of websites on the expired domains I have found. For a great guide on finding domains and the benefits they can provide check out Jon Haver’s free Ultimate Expired Domain Guide.
My plans for next month include paring down unsuccessful micro niche sites that don’t lend themselves to getting expanded into “authority” niche sites. In addition I will be building out additional authority sites using my new strategy.
September 2013 Niche Site Income Report Data
# of Sites
Avg. Monthly Earnings
|Empire Flippers Sites||28||$4,223.04||$174.48||41.06||$759.78|
|Empire Flippers Vetted Sites||2||$6,919.68||$393.04||18.00||$1687.68|