How I Grew My Website to Ten Thousand Visitors Per Month, The Amazing Power of SEO And Persistence
In this blog post I’ll tell you how I grey my website to ten thousand visitors per month, why we are on track to hit 100,000 visitors per month in the next 12 to 24 months, and why it may be even greater of a challenge to go from 10k to 100k hits per month versus going from 0 to 10,000 (obviously it is more fun to scale up an existing blog, at least for me because starting from scratch is always a pain). In fact, this may be one of the hardest projects that I’ve ever worked on, and will likely take me about 4 hours per day of consistent writing, on average, for about the next 2 years straight. With all this being said, I’ll tell you how I grew my website to its current monthly traffic of about 13,000 pageviews per month, which we are on track to hit for November. It has taken 382 blog posts so far, of a range at around 1000 to 2000 words a pop, for around 500,000 words that I wrote from scratch (I still don’t really have the finances to be outsourcing content at $15 per post) to get to just this point. If I were to monetize right now, I would say we are at something between $200 to $300 per month, which is not bad for something that I built with my bare hands from scratch, since this is lifetime income (in 20 years that’s about $70,000 in revenue…not too shabby. I could also sell it for like $5,000 at this point probably). And so, in this post, I’ll tell you how I did it in just 18 months, some of the things I did to get this far, what types of content is working and which posts I have dispensed with, and much more. Read on or subscribe to our blog for additional details and information.
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How I Grew My Website to Ten Thousand Visitors Per Month, Strategy And a Little Grit
I had the idea to build this website really when COVID started, I wanted to use the time while I am gainfully employed at the moment to scale up an income source that I have as a backup to supplement my income in case something ever happens or I am back on the job market again. So far so good, and while I haven’t yet made a single dime off of this website, I will tell you that growing a website to 10,000 hits per month is a very satisfying feeling, especially in a very competitive field like Finance and business, and I think that I have found some new writing tools that can grow us from 10,000 to 20,000 hits per month, up to 50,000 and up to 100,000 and beyond. My realistic goal is probably 30,000 page views per month by the end of next year, this is about 900 to 1,000 pageviews per day….which is a bit of a stretch now that I’m thinking of it, but 1,000 posts and 1,000 hits a day has been my goal on this website for quite awhile now, and I think that by 2023 sometime I can have it. With traffic like this I am thinking revenue on the website could be as high as $500 to $1,000 per month if I real dial down the monetization, it will be a long road to pull this off and I will likely need to write 2,000 to 3,000 words per day in order to do this.
Where I Could Be At If I Was More Consistent
My original goal with this website was to get to 1 blog post per day on the site. I didn’t quite hit this, but I got darn close, averaging 1 blog post every 36 hours since the websites inception (it has been up for about 600 days and I have written 400 blog posts, so I did take off some periods where I didn’t write but overall I have been pretty consistent with this) and I now have a new goal to surpass this. I am going to schedule in 1 GOOD long tail keyword blog post, every day on this blog, or at least 7 posts per week, as an absolute minimum to keep this thing growing. My goal is going to be to hit 2 really good, long tail keyword and meaningful, high quality blog posts, in the range of 1500 to 2,000 words, every single day. These posts tend to get 1-3 visitors per day each, with this sort of volume, if my math is right, I could easily hit 100,000 pageviews per month by the end of next year. A stretch goal indeed, but one that seems somewhat realistic now that I look at those numbers.
How to Churn Out Content Quickly, My Strategy for Writing a Blog Post
An SEO lesson that I have learned the hard way in the past is to not sacrifice quality for quantity. It is significantly better, just in terms of your overall website strategy and how much traffic these blog posts are going to get, to write 2 or 3 good blog posts every single week, than to write 2 crummy blog posts each and every day. Out of my blogs current traffic, about 20 or 30 posts makes up more than half of my total traffic, and half of my total income from this website. I am learning that long tail keywords, answer target blog posts, and good, lengthy, quality content, is the best way to long term success in blogging, there is just no replacement for this strategy. As with all things, quality over quantity!
How to Find Profitable Keywords Topics
I discussed Niching up in a prior post on this website, and about how you want to have a specific topic but that you don’t want to get into micro-niche territory and kneecap yourself by picking a topic that is way too specific. What I do to find profitable keywords is try to go on Google and see what not only people are searching, but that honestly would be fun and interesting enough that I would actually enjoy writing about it. Aside from this generally improving the quality of the blog post if I enjoy talking about it, I find that if it is maybe a great keyword target but that I won’t write about it, that nothing gets done. You have to negotiate with yourself to write these blog posts and to get yourself to actually sit down and do the work, generally speaking, they are very painful to write, and take a lot of boring, consistent effort over a very long period of time. I will choose the topic that I actually execute that gets 10 visitors per month, over the one that I plan to write that never gets published that might get 100 visitors per month any day of the week. Like Mark Zuckerberg says, “Done is better than perfect.”
Final Thoughts on How I Grew My Website to Ten Thousand Visitors Per Month, And How You Can Too
And that’s my take on how I grew my website to 10,000 visitors per month, I think in 12 months we are at 30,000 visitors per month, and in 24 months we are at the holy grail, 100,000 visitors per month, that amount should get me to around $2,000 to $4,000 per month on the website, or the ability to sell the website for $100,000 anytime I want, not too shabby for just a couple guys living with roommates, who are just out of college, who decided to start a blog! For more details and information on all things business, read on or subscribe to our blog for additional details and information.
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