Internet Marketing

January 2012 Progress Report

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I spent a lot of time in December and January working hard on my niche site portfolio. I'm pleased to say that all is going well and that I've achieved a thing or two in a short period of time. That said, when all was said and done, I ended up short on one of my goals for 2012.

If you recall in January, I said that I would output 50 sites by February 1st.  Well, that didn't happen.  I ended up narrowly missing that by 4 sites.  All in all, I'm quite pleased with my output as I've tuned the process and the system that I use down to something that I like and can easily replicate.

This month, I will be focusing on my goal of hiring my first virtual assistant.  I've decided to let go of the reins a bit and let someone else do my backlinking tasks for me.  I don't hate doing it, because I know what the result is when you do it well.  However, in February I want to be focused on re-investment on well-performing sites in terms of content and updates. Also, I want to study my Analytics and Adsense metrics data to make sure that I'm putting resources where they need to be. Having a VA will afford me the time to do this.  I'm taking advantage of the free $100 credit offered by Flippa and oDesk that I blogged about in my last post.

My Boring Income Report for January 2012

What was my income for January?

Andre Garde - Adsense earnings for January 2012

That's right folks, four-digit earnings! Although two of those digits are to the right of the decimal point, but that's of minor importance.

Given that my income was all of zero for December, I'd say that's pretty good.  Keep in mind, I only started promoting my sites as of a few weeks ago, so I seem to be doing alright.  Oh, and I got another site into the top 10 this week:

In the top 10 for a different niche

You can see how easy the competition is.  That's me at #10.  I expect to push pretty hard up to the top spot in the coming months.

And no, the #8 guy doesn't scare me in the slightest and he won't be an obstacle.

Where To Go From Here

The next course of action is quite clear. Build up my sites, make sure that they get ranked, invest in the winners, and then profit.

Let's make February a good one, shall we?