Let’s say you have an idea for a new website or blog and you start it today. How long should you expect to wait before you start making money?
The answer to that question obviously depends on a ton of factors. However, I’m going to walk you through exactly what I did when I recently launched a new site (for Niche Site Project 4) and tell you exactly how long it took to start making money.
I’ll also share, how long it took before it was indexed in Google, how long before I got my first visitor, and how long before it starting ranking in Google.
If you are just starting a brand new site, these are all questions that you likely want to know. I have answers to these exact questions because I literally just went through them.
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How Long Does It Take To Make Money From A Blog?
It took me 4 months before I made an income from my website. But once I started to make an income, the earnings took off pretty quick.
By month 7, I was earning $128.41 per month.
By month 10, I had crossed the $1,000 per month mark.
So in less than a year, i built myself a $1,000 per month cash flow and an asset worth about $30,000 (websites sell for 30-40x their monthly profit. Mine is less than a year old, so I’m calculating it’s worth based on the low 30x).
Here’s how I did it:
How To Make Money From Your Blog
As part of a new public case study I’m doing, called Niche Site Project 4, I recently started a niche site. So, I’ll share my exact scenario, the amount of time it takes you to make many could be different.
So, I created a WordPress site with these factors:
I should clarify that I’m targeting very specific keywords in all my articles, and I’m implementing best practices to help my site get noticed by Google. In other words, my site is very SEO friendly.
Also note, that I’m not doing a lot of “hustling”. I’m trying to build a business that over time (maybe a year to 2 years) is earning a healthy income month after month without my direct involvement.
I want the site to just rank well in Google and the traffic to keep pouring in each and every day.
So, I’m not daily “hustling” to try and earn money. I could be super active on Instagram, Twitter, Quora, forums, or other places where I know if I post enough daily, I’ll get a trickle of traffic each day. By hustling, your site could start making some money on the first day!
But that is not sustainable. Sure, you might make a $1 on your first day, but you might need to hustle just as hard tomorrow to make another $1.
The idea is to hustle smart so that in 1 or 2 years I’m not hustling at all and yet my site is making $1,000, $2,000, $5,000 or more each month with minimal involvement. I know this is totally doable since I’ve done it a few times.
So, now that I’ve laid out the criteria for my site…how long does it take a new niche site to make money?
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