So it appears I’m getting some hits a day on two of my three sites that are using Neil Shearing’s 10 Day Cash Secret plug-in for WordPress. And occasionally I’m getting click throughs to my affiliate links.
None of this has translated to a single sale however.
This is now day 13 for blog 1, day 12 for blog 2, and day 10 for blog 3 I believe. So using Neil’s formula and plan, I would expect to see some sales (even just one) from one of these three niches. I don’t believe I’ve picked bad niches. And I understand that not all niches make money. But one of these three diverse areas should have generated one sale you’d think if Shearing’s pattern worked and was reproducible on a regular basis.
That doesn’t appear to be the case. I’m going to let these blogs continue to run until next Monday to see if they need more time to sink in, but I’m doubtful at this point that it will pay off.
Seems I will most likely be requesting a refund within 30 days if this doesn’t pan out, which is a bummer, but it happens. And this may just be one of those cases where “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is”. There are no get rich schemes that work. (Except winning the lottery, and I’ve not had any luck with that.)
So at this point I’m probably going to end up declaring this experiment a failure.
Has anyone actually made any money using this process? (Besides Neil?)
A quick update on this St. Pat’s day for my experiment regarding Neil Shearing’s 10 Day Cash Secret…
(Note that I’m currently out of town on a business trip, so this isn’t going to be as detailed as my last couple of posts… sorry. I hope to detail things quite a bit once I get back home next week.)
It’s been 10 days since I created my first site using Neil Shearing’s feed tool. Since then it has been indexed and I am getting hits, but have had no sales.
It’s only been 9 days since my second blog was created and 8 days since the third was created, and both of those have also been indexed and are getting hits, but have had no clicks converted to sales.
I have three very different niches — stuffed animals, wines, and college basketball/football merchandise for various teams in the NCAA. The one that has garnered the most interest is the last one, with March Madness making people start foaming at the mouth in certain parts of the U.S. (I too have this disease, which is what made me think of it as a good niche.)
So though I’m hopeful that people will start purchasing via my three blog tests, it’s not looking great. Shearing offers a 30 day guarantee, so I’m going to watch my time carefully and see if anything comes of this experiment. Hopeful but wary I guess would be the best way to describe my current view of these blogs.
That said, since I’m away from home for a while I’m going to let things go until next Monday and then see where they’re at.
Has anyone else had any luck using Neil’s system? I’ve got my fingers crossed.
Hope you’ve all enjoyed your end of year celebrations, whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some other festive occasion. I wish you all a happy holidays and a merry and safe New Years’!
I have to do some serious thinking about this blog over the next few days while I’m on vacation to see if I’m going to continue with it or not. Towards the end of the year I got the strong feeling of being spread too thin, so I may have to pare back on the blogs I write at a bit. I know others of you (mostly part time bloggers I bet) have fought this also. I’m curious as to how you resolved it. Did you back away completely, cut back to only a few posts a week? One post a week?
Let me know how you handle this great balancing act. I’m curious!
In the meantime, enjoy the holidays and may we all have a great and profitable 2008!
I survived my surgery and am now just recovering… Thank goodness for pain pills and naps. Hopefully within another few days I’ll have my wits about me enough to write some things that make sense.
As it is, unless it’s a required surgery, I don’t recommend a tonsillectomy for a good time. Minor as surgery goes, I think between the nagging pain and getting the anesthesia out of my system, I’ll be happy get over the lasting effects.
Has anyone else had their tonsils removed as an adult? My eldest child had hers removed at age 3, which I think is a great age to have it done. They heal quickly and get over it. As adults, we tend to heal much slower than we’d like to think.
Anyway… Anyone have any cool thoughts on what to write about? What’s making ripples in the blogosphere this December?
Thanks in advance.
Sorry for the lack of posts… Been crazy with the holidays and work, plus I’m going in for a tonsillectomy at age 38… THAT ought to be fun. Not. 🙂
So it may be a few days until I get back to this blog. Again, apologize for the lack of posts!
In the meantime, take a look through my archive and see if you have any fresh input on any of my older posts — I’d love to hear from you!