I didn’t at first.
At first, I spent fruitless years trying to rank in Google for terms that were competitive, got high search volume, or keywords that I thought for sure would bring in the big bucks.
On the surface, it made sense. If I could tap the vein of those big numbers, I thought I would make cool cash day in and day out.
When I finally stopped letting the dollar signs blind me, I was able to adjust my strategy. I shifted my focus to trying to rank for small terms that were easy to rank on the first page of Google.
I started to get a trickle of traffic, then lots of trickles. These trickles quickly added up to a massive flow of traffic.
In a short period I had enough Google traffic to make me $10,000 a month from Google Adsense alone.
Fast forward to today.
I’ve been doing this for years. I’ve built hundreds of successful sites. I know one key thing.
Traffic isn’t something you luck into. You have to have a plan and the ability to execute a systematic approach.
In order to scale my little operation I knew I needed to build a system I and others I hired could follow that targeted these long tail keywords and drove loads of organic traffic from Google.
I created a system to do that, and it worked.
The thing that excited me about my strategies was that it could be applied to just about ANY type of online business to rank in Google and get that highly coveted organic traffic.
As a result, I’ve now built several successful businesses outside of just niche site thanks to organic traffic from Google. These businesses include a well-known blog, a SaaS company, and an eCommerce business.