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I have been into affiliate marketing for a very short time! For those who know me will know that i was never into niche site industry. I was a freelancer and i was happy with my life. Then i came into affiliate marketing and everything changed. I built Passive Journal and currently, Passive Journal is growing at a great pace which is awesome.

Anyway, i have finally decided….

It is time to go for a Passive Project. And I am not going to target only Amazon Associate Program for this website. I am going to target Amazon Associate & Google Adsense.

Read the first update here: Passive Project Update 1

Read the second update here: Passive Project Update 2

So, it is time for the 3rd update and i can’t say i am super happy with the results. I had a plan to publish at least 5 articles last month in my website. I ended up publishing 9 which is decent. All the articles are between 2000-4000 words in length and i didn’t really start targeting any affiliate links yet. All 9 articles that i published in the first month are general informative articles.

passive project article update

Obviously, i am using Passive Journal Content Solution for the articles. The good part about using quality article writing service is that you can always rank for your low competition keywords without even doing any SEO. So yes, i got ranking for some of my informative style keywords. They bring visitors (1-2 visits per month) which is not that interesting but it is fun.

Here’s a screenshot of current ranking stats from Webmasters:

ranking passive project

These are natural keywords so there’s not a lot of search for these. Once i start publishing my main money articles (the review type ones), i will be focusing more on tracking keywords. For now, it is fun and that’s it.

An important thing:

I actually forgot to talk about plugins in my last update. So, here’s the plugin list that i have now live in my website.

plugin list


Apart from publishing contents, i also installed Google Adsense and gave a big banner advertisement at the right widget. The earning from Google Adsense for the last 10 days of October were: (wait for it)

$0.02 USD (Yess).

I don’t expect much to happen from Google Adsense now as i barely have any visitors and also, with the adblockers and everything, i don’t see bright light for Adsense in near future either. So, i will probably take the advertisement off the site.

Also, i haven’t added any affiliate link to the site yet. I will add them by the end of November when i go up to 15 articles in my site.

Let’s come up with a summary now to keep me on track

Investments So Far

  • Domain bought: 11 October, 2016 for $37
  • Hosting bought: 11 October, 2016 for $10
  • Theme from My Theme Shop: $59
  • WP ComPEAR Plugin: $15
  • Content: $323 (Around 18,000 words)

Income So Far

$0.02 via Google Adsense (I feel shy haha)

Target For November, 2016

  1. Publish 20 articles
  2. Add affiliate links
  3. Create all Social Media Profiles

So yes, i did not have a lot to share with you guys in this update. I want to do two updates every month so here’s the first one for November, 2016. Hopefully, the second one will be by the end of November.

If you guys are following and building your own authority site, i would love to know your updates too 🙂 Comment please.


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