It’s been a while since I actually updated you all on the progress of my $100 per day challenge and I apologize - things have been crazy busy for me.

So far, this is what I have done:

  • I came up with an idea (you need to be registered and logged in to view)
  • registered a brand new domain to test it out
  • I’ve created the template (about 3 hours)
  • created the About/Disclaimer/TOS pages (yes, they were necessary - 2 hours)
  • written 10 highly targeted articles
  • Submitted my link to 5 niche directories (no general directories for me)

I’ve actually broken a couple cardinal rules with this website:

  1. I registered a .info name instead of .com (it was cheaper, and since this was only a test site, I didn’t want to waste too much money if it bombed)
  2. It’s easy to remember, however, it’s longer than I would have liked
  3. It’s a super competitive niche - no little puny keywords for me LOL

My traffic is still pretty low, but I’m making some progress with it - In 7 days I’ve already earned:

  • $1.50 from AdSense
  • $15 from affiliate sales (I’ve only made one sale so far - but I foresee a whole lot more in the future)

Not too shabby if I do say so myself, I’ve already recouped the cost of domain registration ($2.88) and now I can work on turning this into a very profitable website.

And as for traffic generation, I know I said I’d tell you the moment I decided on something, so here’s the update. I found a program called Stealth Traffic Secrets and I took the plunge.

What was so convincing about this program which prompted me to sign up? It only cost $1 for the first month (hey, I said I was cheap) and I figure 30 days would be plenty of time for me to go through all the offerings on the website and see if it’s really worth the $7 per month thereafter.

I’m planning a full write up on Stealth Traffic Secrets once I’ve had a chance to go through it all and utilize some of the techniques to drive targeted traffic to my site.

So that’s it for me so far - I’ll update on my previous site plans later - I’m dead tired right now, so I apologize now if my post seems a little incoherent, I promise I’ll do better after I catch a nap.