Less than two weeks ago, I posted an article here about doing a spin-off. Well, the spin-off has been completed, and I’m very happy with the results!
So, today, I’ll tell more about the spin-off, and how things worked out.
On one of my sites, the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine, I had a page about Philippine Dual Citizenship. The page was nothing more than a reprint of the text of the law pertaining to Philippine Dual Citizenship. Something happened on that page, though, a lot of people used the page to ask questions on the topic, by leaving a comment. Well, it so happens that I know a fair amount on the topic, and can answer most questions, so I replied to each and every commenter with an answer to their query. Over the years, the page climbed the search engines and ended up placing very highly on sites like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
Because of the success of the page, I decided that the topic deserved a website of its own, so I did a spin-off and created a new site, Philippine Dual Citizenship. Next, I took each of the comments from my old page and used the question asked, and my answer to the question to create a new post on the new site. I scheduled each of these 400 comments to be posted, one post daily on the new site. Because it takes two comments to make a post (one comment is a question, and another comment is my answer to the question), that means that I had 200 new posts scheduled daily for the coming 7 or 8 months to seed the site with information!
Additionally, I put up a contact form where new visitors to the site can ask questions about dual citizenship, and I will then take their questions, answer them and post that on the site as a new post.
So, right now, I have a site that has scheduled posts that will keep it active with a new post each day for the next 7+ months. Additionally, I have a way for new questions to be asked, which will lead to additional new posts for the site. A relatively minor amount of work to create a brand new site.
In addition to that, I have also written a new e-book on the topic of Philippine Dual Citizenship, which will produce income for the new site. I also have Google AdSense ads, and other types of ads on the site as well.
Some Amazing Numbers
So, how is the new site doing? It is doing amazingly well. On average, here are some performance metrics for the new site, which is less than 2 weeks old:
- If you search for “Philippine Dual Citizenship” on Google, the site ranks #3 in the search results. Amazing for such a young site!
- If you search for “Philippine Dual Citizenship” on Bing, the site ranks #8 in the search results.
- If you search for “Philippine Dual Citizenship” on Yahoo… get ready for this… the site ranks #1 in the search results!
- From various forms of advertising, the site is already earning an average of 65 cents per day, or nearly $20 per month.
- I am averaging selling 2 of my e-books per week, or $20 per week, $86 per month.
- Between e-books and advertising revenue, the site is already earning $106 per month.
- On average, I get two new dual citizenship questions each day, which guarantees fresh content on the site well into the future.
None of those stats are very bad for a site that is less than 2 weeks old. Even the age of the domain name is under 2 weeks! Amazing results!
Now, if a brand new site is already earning more than $100 per month on average, imagine what the earnings will be in a year, or in 5 years! Frankly, the sky is the limit.
Now, you might be wondering, what methods did I use to get such quick results? I did two things:
- First, as I indicated in my previous article about doing a spin-off, I set up a 301 redirect so that the “juice” from my previous page on my other site would immediately transfer to the new site.
- Second, and I feel very important, I set up a Facebook Fan Page for the new site, and I am getting a ton of traffic from Facebook.
Looking for more niches
Right now, I am searching through my various sites, mining to find other niche topics that have performed well on the various sites, topics which deserve a website of their own. Imagine, if I can replicate the results of the Philippine Dual Citizenship site on a half dozen other niches? If I were to have 6 or 7 such niche sites in a year or two, the earnings could easily be in excess of a few thousand US Dollars per month, just from these relatively small and narrow niches.
People tell me that you can’t make money on the Internet. I must be doing something wrong because my experience is not the same… I find that it’s hard not to make money on the net if you follow your instincts!