$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 3

Hi, welcome to part 3 of the $5 Formula Case Study. Before jumping into this part it’s a good idea to read the other parts:

$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 1

$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 2

$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 3

$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 4

This case study is based on the absolutely excellent $5 Mini Site Formula by Josh Spaulding and the $5 Formula Video adaptation by Mark Mason.

Adding The Articles To The Site

I actually did this just over a week ago but have been struggling to get time to write this post. Simply I took the 6 articles that I asked the writer to write for the blog and posted them to the site with no images. I put them in some basic categories but did not add any tags, although can’t see a problem with adding a few.


Luckily in the last week Google has indexed my articles and even with no link building or anything I got my first click today… It was just under the $1 that we was aiming for (I hope this isn’t against Adsense T&C’s saying that!).

The blog is ranking on the 2nd page of Google for the main keyword “Effective Acne Treatment” so I am confident that after the articles are ranking that I can rank on page 1.

Submitting Articles to The Main Directories

The formula suggests that you submit half of your 20 articles to Josh’s top 3 directories. This may change in the future but right now Josh suggests: EzineArticles.com, ArticleDashboard.com, Amazines.com. In my experience Ezine is the brings the most traffic and the highest rankings.

Each article also needs an abstract that I quickly write. For example for the first article “Getting Rid Of Acne Scars, My Tips” the abstract is:

I had pretty bad acne as a teenager and this puts me in the position to give some great tips for getting rid of acne scars.

So read on and see how this article can help you…

Also probably the MOST important part is getting a decent signature. This appears at the bottom of the article and allows readers to click through and hopefully click on useful Adsense ads. Here is an example.

Get More Effective Acne Treatment advice including information on Acne Sulfur Treatment and much more.

I will probably keep this mostly the same for all articles sometimes changing the 2nd link to get link backs to all posts on the blog.


Submitting Articles to The Other Directories

After you have submitted your 20 articles to the top 3, The formula suggest that you take 10 of those articles and submit them to another 20-40 lesser directories. This is part of the formula that I have never strictly followed due to work load. However I bit the bullet and purchased an absolutely awesome product called Automatic Article Submitter by an Italin programmer named Milan.

I have set up roughly 50 directories using Automatic Article Submitter in a group. I chose them randomly from a list of hundreds taking directories with a PR of 3-5. I started with 50 as I think some directories may not accept the articles or work properly,,, no fault of the software.

Using the software I was able to set up accounts in about an hour and also it has a bulit in function to confirm all the emails that come through in one click. This feature is something I have seen no where else!

The software cuts down the time dramatically and makes the task easy.


I have only submitted 2 articles at time of publishing this article but over the next day or so I will get all 20 submitted and then we should start seeing results in a few days.

Link Building

The article submitting should take care of most of the links we need but I will also just add a few links to the blog from some of my sites and link swaps. The formula does not say to do this but it can’t hurt and it’s just common sense.

That’s about it for today. The formula is pretty much complete so just waiting for the results now….

$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 1

In this case study we plan to use the information provided in Josh Spaulding’s excellent report $5 Mini Site Formula and the awesome video adaptation by Mark Mason. So before we begin, make sure you download the report and check out the $5 Formula Video so that you have an idea of what we are following and aiming for.

Update: Here are the other parts of the case study so far:

$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 1 – This Part

$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 2

$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 3

$5 A Day Adsense Site: Case Study – Part 4

The basic principle is to build a niche website and use article marketing to drive traffic to the site in order to make approx $5 per day in adsense revenue.

Josh’s formula is a guide. Occasionally sites will not perform as well as $5 per day and sometimes they will far exceed that. This live study will hopefully be successful but is subject to sabotage as I will be revealing all my keywords before they are written in articles and published…. so please if you want to benefit from this…. DO NOT SABOTAGE…. pretty please 🙂

Step 1 – Find a niche

What on earth do we write about? There are literally thousands of niches available but we want one that hopefully pays over a $1 per click…. So to find one I am heading over to Spyfu.com. Spyfu will tell us what the advertiser is paying Google for every click that an ad related to a certain keyword. This means a little guess work is needed on our part as Google obviously take a cut of the revenue and only pay you part. Ideally you need to find a niche (and it can be almost any niche) that costs the advertiser over $1 per day…. Right back to niche finding….

Okay back now, it’s weird blogging as I do this research!

After trying out a few subjects and doing a quick cross check with Google Keyword Tool, to make sure there are plenty of longtail keywords, I have settled with the main niche of Acne. Take a look at the screen shots below to see the projected advertiser cost per click.

acne acnecure acnetreatment

In this case we are looking at rough range of $0.90-$8.00 so I would like to say on average that we should be able to get $1 per click from this niche but that is just my guess.

Step 2 – Get 26 Keywords

This step is very important and you could spend all day analyzing and reviewing pages but the formula gives a simple and quick approach that is highly successful. I make a table containing 26-30 3 or more word keyphrases (long tail keywords) within the range of 1500-2500 searches per month, all with a top 10 pagerank average of less than 3 and for this experiment I will also show their search numbers.

As these keywords will all be used for articles you want keyphrases that sound like people searching for them would like to read an article on the subject. How To’s and general guides work well.

Below you will see my table of keywords found using Google Keyword Tool and Google Insights. I used SEO for Firefox to display the page ranks for the top 10 Google search results. To get the average just add them together and divide by 10.


After doing this research I’m pretty happy with the results of this case study so far. Acne seems like a good niche and should be fairly easy to get high quality articles for and I have at least 30 decent keyphrase possibilities.

In Part 2 of this case study I am going to set up the site, choose keyphrases for the site and for articles and start getting the articles together.

Enjoyed the case study so far? I suggest you scrub up on the process we are following. Go Download the FREE $5 Mini Site Formula and watch the $5 Formula Video NOW!

I also highly recommend personal coaching from the original writer of this formula. I’m an active member so come and say hi :). Check out Coaching With Josh.

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Business Power Sessions Workshops… May Be Just What You Need?

I don’t normally write about the business aspect of working online but….

I have been talking with an Instant Messenger buddy and client of mine, Bryan Bliss, and he asked if I would be interested in blogging about his upcoming event… So I went and took a look and it looks dam impressive.

The Business Power Sessions event will be held Jun 4,5,6,7 in Madison, Wisconsin.

It features some big names in business and I am sure anyone who attends will greatly benefit.
They include:
Joe Sugarman, Dave Lakhani, Dave Frees, Blaine and Honey Parker, Bryan Bliss, Perry Marshall and more. Plus all attendees will get the awesome Business Power Sessions home study dvds and workbooks as part of the bonus.

I asked Bryan to email me a little more about the event. Here is what he said:

The event is called Business Power Sessions and it is designed to be a transformational empowering environment for businesses of all kinds. It is not an “internet marketing ” seminar, but they DO train you on how to really leverage the power of the internet as one of the elements in a well crafted business marketing plan that includes print, radio, outdoor and word of mouth marketing.

Whats cool about it are 2 things :
First, unlike the other books, seminars, videos and whatever you can try to learn from, THIS is designed to help you Learn By Doing with implementation coaches, and they have you interact in hands on, shoulder to shoulder, workshops to implement what they teach right there during the seminar, right into your Business.
2) its designed to strengthen your business by teaching good sales and marketing strategies that work so well because they don’t SEEM like marketing. They focus on the power of “relationship” or “generosity marketing” where you attract and sell customers based on building authentic, honest relationships and rapport and giving your customers massive value. its like selling without “really SELLING”, marketing without seeming “like a marketer”.
It gets back to teaching entrepreneurs the basics of how people do business with who the Know, Like and Trust .

If you are thinking of attending the event or not you should run over, take a look and sign up at Business Power Sessions for some awesome business advice, free teleseminars and much more.

Sadly I won’t be able to make it down to Wisconsin as I’m going to be getting ready for Egypt but I would love to hear how it was if you do go.

250GB Of FREE Storage Space

That’s right while making my usual rounds I came across one heck of a deal for us bloggers and social media users. All of us can use a little extra hosting space for something these days. I hope everyone enjoys this gold nugget of a find. Thanks to Grahm for emailing it to me!

FileSavr.com was created as a fresh alternative to sites like MegaUpload and RapidShare. Unlike those sites, we do not reel the user in and make them wait for annoying countdown timers. We do not hide the download link with aggressively placed ads. Their goal is simple, to offer the most basic file hosting and image hosting service so you can share your stuff quickly.

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7 Tips For Setting AND Achieving Your Goals

If you have been blogging or internet marketing any amount of time then you know how easy it is to fall into a rut. You also know how hard it is to break out of this once you establish a set pattern of behavior. I am to guilty of this as well, but you know what their is hope.  That hope is simple by setting realistic goals for whatever endeavor it may be that you are undertaking. Originally I was focused on what most would consider endgame goals mostly analytic scores etc. These days I am focused on writing creative and honest content that everyone can use no matter the stage of their own project.

All this being said you first have to know what it is or where it is you want to go with your blog or whatever project it may be you are working on at the moment. Some will tell you to aim high, others will tell you to stay grounded. Not to be cliche but I really try to aim for my goals to be just out of reach. If you do this a kind of twist on either of the previously mentioned you will have a reasonable goal that you will most definately have to work very hard at to achieve. Now that we know about where we should be setting our goals lets look at some tips for motivating you and assisting you through the rigors of success.

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