I don’t want to invest before getting that knowledge. Something to do with the job market and employment. The potential theme goes for around $100, then work in adding content will cost a lot of man hours. Getting Adsense will be easy because Google allows you to skip through the rigorous evaluation process for as long as you have quality traffic of over 300,000+ per month.
Let me tell you the truth. A lot of ranking comes from off-site seo. If you spend so much in building the brand, your site will work. Otherwise, SEO watu wengi wako Blackhat mbaya mbovu and it takes time before they get detected. By the time Google notices, you already have a loyal following and all you do is clean up your site and Google will remove the penalty.
I have an audience so before I invest I need to know if there’s money. I want to pump in like 100k and that’s a lot kunyua maji.
Of cost, traffic won’t be exclusive in the long run. Once people start to punch in your domain name and use Google to search your website, that will be the ripest time to enable ADS. That’s how websites like Tuko.co.ke and Kenyans.co.ke grew to take over Nairobiwire and Ghafla. They aggressively used social media.
By the way, I have found that information and it’s lucrative. The local traffic commands an RPM of $2.50 ~ $6.00. I have managed to get a guy who linked Ezoic (via Adsense) on his website and managed to get $2.50 RPM and another guy that used Adsense directly and got $6.00 RPM. With good traffic of around 100,000+ per month, this is sweet money.
Remember that’s traffic of 100,000 visitors and not page hits and advert views. A typical post/page has like up to 4 viewable ads and if they scroll outside the header and content area to the footer area, that means they can view up to 6 ads in total.
Typically, page views for blogs average 1.5/visit. Take that and multiply by 100,000 visitors you get = 150,000 page hits (page impressions).
Take the page hits and multiply by 4 ads per page view and it will give you 600,000 AD impressions.
Given the RPM (Revenue per a thousand impressions) of $3.00 that calculates to around $1800.00.
Since I have excluded people that use ADblock, there’s definitely some great potential here.
Cost ya hosting ni kidogo sana VPS servers cost around $6/per month. Check Contabo VPS or NetCup Root Servers (Powerful VPS service at a low cost). Of course, I know how to manage a VPS. So hapo labour ni yangu.
Content writers is so easy ~ I’ll just get some few university/college students to spin articles. 300 ~ 500 words design ya Tuko.co.ke. Unalipa mtu 200bob per 300 words.