A while back I read a fantastic post by ShoutMeLoud. He was talking about how he’d started up an adsense micro-niche blog using Cydia, or some sort of Android app hack store app thing. To cut a long story short, by throwing in some blog-posts and doing some good SEO, he’d made a bunch of money. Fairly generic micro-niche, decent traffic, not really my forte.
So the whole thing prompted me to blog about something more popular, something I like. So I chose luxury stuff.
Hey presto, Envy The Money is born
Although I don’t have many luxury items, I’m good with computers and I like the sound of $1 million watches, puppies, cars and mansions.
I’d initially bought the domain EnvyTheMoney.com to take a shot at doing some sort of CPA sweepstakes program, but it never really took off. During the first ETM push I’d already built the social media profiles, and they’d be left to mature for a while. So I had my Twitter, FB, G+ and pinterest (which I never really use anyway) all ready.
My first really shot at social media
A friend of my mine is having some success automating his social media accounts. So I thought I’d give it a go. Russ-led up some luxury goods and generic spin tags .etc, and scheduled all my Twitter, FB and Instagram. Obviously with the blog as the call to action URL on every page.
But now I’m faced with the content problem. I’m already blogging for True Miller, running an eBay business, studying for my degree exams in Jan, celebrating xmas, new year and my girlfriends birthday. So I decided to take a shot a outsourcing my blog content.
Outsourcing my blog content
I’ve been using iWriter for a few months now, even wrote a post about it on True Miller. It’s good, but there’s so much spun fuckery on there that for me it’s simply not worth the wait to get a crispy golden article. I had some prick do half an article and then insult me for the other half so he could meet the word count in hopes the automated acceptance bullshit would tick over and he’d get his $2.
So instead I’ve gone with Freelancer.com. The first employee was shit, but now I’ve got a really promising american woman who’s doing her MA (I think) in Anth and/or English lit, don’t really remember. But the article she’s sent me on “the most valuable stamps” is really good. So you’ll be seeing that on there soon.
Future of Envy The Money
I’m kinda hoping this site will take off for it’s popular and clean content. Perhaps it’s just me, but I know i’ve definitely searched “most expensive dog” and “most expensive diamonds” at least 10 times in my life so far. And if I were to find a site with loads of expensive stuff I’d probably end up lost on there for a good few minutes.
The hope is that Adsense will hook me up with some hi-roller ads with a high CPC. After all the content is about the most expensive stuff on the planet.
Anyway, thats all for now.