Niche Site Update – Month #2

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Written by Liz

Just your regular 27-year-old, queer, super-introverted, FIRE-chasing, frugal Singaporean, who lives a pretty good life while earning only a modest salary, but still plans to retire at age 40 with $1,000,000. Click here to read more

September 13, 2020

Hi! Welcome to the second month update on the niche site.

Before we dive into the update, there’s a quick note I’d like to make on the niche site link disclosure (feel free to skip it if it’s not something that interests you).

Clarification on Link Disclosure

Link Disclosure Explanation

I received a few queries regarding the link to my niche sites, and I would like to apologise for first, not providing this link, and second, not explaining why I am not disclosing the link to my niche site at the moment.

The explanation is pretty silly, really. It’s mainly because my niche site just looks pretty awful right now. I didn’t spend any time at all designing it, and I don’t think it looks presentable at all.

Another reason as to why I won’t be disclosing it is because I have no idea whether it’s going to work out. It’s my first-ever niche site, and to tell the truth, I have no idea whether what I’m doing is right. Not disclosing the link takes away a lot of the pressure to succeed, so I’d like to keep it to myself at the moment.

When Will I Disclose the Link?

I’m hoping to move the needle on my niche site by working hard for the first year. Hopefully, at the end of my first year, I would have gotten a decent amount of traffic, and it looks much more presentable and well-designed.

After which, I’ll release the link to the niche site on this blog.

If you want to know more about the little steps that I’m taking along the way, don’t worry; I’m taking note of all the little details, baby steps, and small achievements for these first few slow-moving months. If this little project ever amounts to anything, I’m thinking of writing a book on the process, which will be available on this blog.

With that out of the way, here’s the second-month update.

Articles Published

As of the date of publishing this update, there are 7 blog posts up on my niche site.


  • Total Words Published: 95,508
  • Total Articles Published: 7

Further Details:

Articles #1 to #4 were published and detailed in the Niche Site Update for Month 1.

Article #5:

  • Words Written: 17,483
  • Date Published: 28 August 2020

Article #6:

  • Words Written: 16,508
  • Date Published: 2 September 2020

Article #7:

  • Words Written: 12,956
  • Date Published: 12 September 2020


The first 6 to 12 months of a new site are always the slowest, and my traffic and impressions confirmed that.

For the month of August 2020, I received 5 visitors, 32 sessions, and 25 impressions.

Google Analytics for Niche Site Month 2
Google Search Console for Niche Site Month 2

Looking at the session to visitor ratio, it’s clear that most of it belonged to either me or my girlfriend (she visits the site everyday for new updates, even though frankly, it’s not that interesting).

And this was confirmed by the fact that all these users were direct traffic (people who typed in the site domain name directly into the Google search bar.)

Niche Site Month 2 - Traffic Sources


As usual, I’m always slow to monetise, so I have no monetisation up yet. Even if I did, I probably won’t be earning anything.


On Goals

I wasn’t able to meet my goals for August 2020, where I made a goal of writing and publishing 4 new posts for the niche site. While I wrote 4 posts in August 2020, I completely slacked off on formatting (which takes a few hours per post, and I dislike the process).

On Giving Up

As far as I can tell, August 2020 went smoothly emotionally for the niche site. There were no thoughts on giving up, although I can tell that I’m a little more bored while pushing out content.

Goals for Month 3 (September 2020)

Similar to my Month 2 goals, my Month 3 goals are simple.

I just want to 4 new articles for Month 3 (September), which is about 1 new article per week.

I also want to catch up with the formatting (as I currently have 1 article that has been written but hasn’t been formatted), so by the end of Month 3, I should have 12 new articles on the niche site.

As always, thank you for reading and supporting this blog.

These niche site updates are a little boring now, but hopefully I’ll have more exciting updates after the 12-month mark. 2 months down, 10 more to go!

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