Project Alcyone: Month 10 – August 2020

This month, we saw a 100% increase in traffic and we earned over $2,000+ in commissions.

We’re continuing to pump out even more content and build more links.

Content

We published 12 articles (30,603 words). 9 round-up reviews, 2 how-to posts, and 1 question post.

Project Total Content Published = 62 Articles (185,521 Words). 56 Round-up Reviews, 5 How-To Posts, and 1 Question Post.

All content was written by our in-house editorial team, using our templates & guidelines, and optimized using Surfer SEO.

If you’re interested in content written and optimized our way, check out our service at BoostZeus: SEO Content. Use Discount Code: Alcyone to get a 20% discount on your first order.

Links

We built 3 links (guest posts) through our ABC Plus subscription.

We also built 6 links (guest posts) through our in-house link-building team.

Project Total Links Built = 54

We decided to take advantage of a discount and purchased 20 tier 2 PBN links from RankClub.

Project Total Tier 2 PBN Links Built = 43

Traffic

We saw a 100% increase in traffic this month. From 13,580 sessions last month to 27,117 sessions this month.

Earnings

We saw earnings soar to $2,312.54 this month. We earned $2,042 from Amazon US.

You can also find our earnings from Amazon UK, Canada, and Australia (converted to USD) below:

  • Earnings from Amazon UK: $97.08
  • Earnings from Amazon CA: $94.62
  • Earnings from Amazon Aus: $25.69

We also started earning from non-Amazon affiliate programs:

  • Earnings from ShareASale: $53.15

Project Total Earnings: $4,941.42

Expenses

This month, we spent a total of $2,706.50. we spent $1,530.15 on content, and $1,176.35 on links.

Project Total Expenses on Content: $9,226.05

Project Total Expenses on Links: $8,610.98

Project Total Expenses (Others): $605.69

Project Total Expenses: $18,442.72

Disclaimer: The $9,226.05 we spent on content is actually the price of the content if it was purchased from our service (BoostZeus: SEO Content). We want to demonstrate how this strategy can still work even if you outsource both content and links.

Project Total Profit/Loss

Project Total Earnings: $4,941.42

Project Total Expenses: $18,442.72

Project Total Profit/Loss: -$13,501.30

So now, we’ve spent a little over $18,000 on this site and made nearly $5,000 in earnings. As a result, we’re still in the “hole” for a little over $13,000.

However, we’re not concerned by this at all.

As I’ve said before: This is a long term asset that will only get more valuable over time as it continues to grow.

We can choose to stop spending on new content and links and just take the little over $2,000 in passive income every month. But that’s not what we want to do. The earning projection we set for this site at the beginning of this project was low 5-figures per month, and we aren’t going to stop until we reach that goal.

But if we were to try and sell the site today (which we’re obviously not going to), we would expect to sell it for somewhere between $69,000 to $83,000.

Not a bad return in 10 months, considering we’re in the “hole” for only $13,000.

Sites like these are being sold on Empire Flippers for between 30x-39x monthly profit.

Quick Recap:

  • Published 12 articles (30,603 words)
  • Built 9 links (guest posts)
  • Purchased 20 tier 2 PBN links
  • 100% increase in traffic to 27,117 sessions
  • Earnings this month: $2,312.54
  • Expenses this month: $2,706.50
  • Project total profit/loss: -$13,501.30

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