Project Alcyone: Month 9 – July 2020

This month, we saw a 40% increase in traffic and we earned over $1,000+ in commissions. Because of this, we decided to pump out more content than usual.

We also started implementing Genius Link to all of our posts. We use it to squeeze more revenue out of every post we have.

Genius Link gives us automatic Amazon localization and helps us monitor our existing links for when items go out of stock.

Content

We published 8 articles (25,359 words). All round-up reviews.

Project Total Content Published = 50 Articles (154,918 Words). 47 Round-up Reviews and 3 How-To Posts.

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

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Links

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

We also built 1 link (guest post) through our in-house link-building team.

Project Total Links Built = 45

We also purchased 6 tier 2 PBN links from RankClub.

Project Total Tier 2 PBN Links Built = 23

Traffic

We saw a 40% increase in traffic this month. From 9,643 sessions last month to 13,580 sessions this month.

Earnings

We saw earnings soar to $1,413.99 this month. We earned $1,350.75 from Amazon US.    

And because of Genius Link, we also started earning commissions from Amazon UK, Canada, and Australia. You can find these earnings (converted to USD) below:

  • Earnings from Amazon UK: $21.59
  • Earnings from Amazon CA: $36.39
  • Earnings from Amazon Aus: $5.26

Project Total Earnings: $2,628.88

Expenses

This month, we spent a total of $1,923.78. we spent $1,267.95 on content, and $655.83 on links.

Project Total Expenses on Content: $7,695.90

Project Total Expenses on Links: $7,434.63

Project Total Expenses (Others): $605.69

Project Total Expenses: $15,736.22

Disclaimer: The $7,695.90 we spent on content is actually the price of the content if it was purchased from our service (BoostZeus: SEO Content). I want to demonstrate how this strategy can still work even if you outsource both content and links.

Project Total Profit/Loss

Project Total Earnings: $2,628.88

Project Total Expenses: $15,736.22

Project Total Profit/Loss: -$13,107.34

We’ve spent nearly $16,000 on this site and made a little over $2,600 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: SEO is a marathon, not a sprint. This is a long term asset that will get more valuable over time as it continues to grow.

And 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 $42,000 to $50,000.

Not a bad return in 9 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 8 articles (25,359 words)
  • Built 4 links (guest posts)
  • Purchased 6 tier 2 PBN links
  • 40% increase in traffic to 13,580 sessions
  • Earnings this month: $1,413.99
  • Expenses this month: $1,923.78
  • Project total profit/loss: -$13,107.34

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