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Entrapreneur is a Reddit user who started a review affiliate website in German. He started in January 2016 with a goal of earning $1k and he succeeded in just 9 month.
So, how did it go?
in his first month Entrapreneur wrote 30K of words, spent €110 for setting up a website and spent 110h working.
What is really important is that he learned the importance of unique content and images.
He started using Pinterest instead of other social media, since he needed female visitors to show them all the nice images of his product.
Spent around 100h working.
Most of the traffic comes from guest articles.
Entrapreneur spent 75% creating content and %25 on link building and guest posts.
More guest articles and a first sale in March (€7,95) and then another one in April. Congratualtions! Started using VPS hosting due to shared hosting crash.
Making content (buying guides) and trying to connect to other authority websites.
Laborious link building continues. He got many link exchange and guest article rejections which discouraged him a bit.
Wrote 28K words, earned €27!
After some period of stagnation things finally got better. Entrapreneur started recieveing higher traffic and earned €222! Lot’s of success came from his epic 4000 words article. Things started to roll.
After nine months of hard work, the efforts have payed out. Entrapreneur started earning €1K /month which was his intial goal. This moment even inspired him to start another affiliate site.
His advice? Work hard for the first 6-8 months and beware of so called gurus. Interesting.
Pretty impressive numbers here:
At that moment the website had 62 post and 8 pages.