Lesson 3.1) How to Make a $1000 per Month Passive Income Website using Onsite SEO (Pt. 1)

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This is the first of three lessons where I teach you how to search engine optimize a WordPress website, while also teaching you the construction of a website designed to make $1000 in passive income per month from Google Adsense. The website I teach you how to make is The Passive Income Sample Website.

In this specific lesson I will teach you how to take the list of “blue” keywords you found in the previous lesson, and teach you how to write and structure articles for each of those keywords, including how to increase traffic and relevance to those articles by utilizing related keywords.

I will also show you the installation of the plugins Contact Form 7, All-in-One SEO Pack, and Automatic SEO Links, which will all be used to construct the passive income website.

Make sure you are logged into Udemy and signed up for the course before clicking the video below or you won’t be directed to the correct video (it’s completely free to register).

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Mike Omar

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34 Responses to “Lesson 3.1) How to Make a $1000 per Month Passive Income Website using Onsite SEO (Pt. 1)”

  1. Hi your video for lesson 3.1 stops with 6:21 left- it won’t let me watch the whole thing.

  2. Hi Mike,

    I have noticed that some of my “blue terms” dont yield any google keyword ideas as described in lesson 3.1. These blue terms I have found have anywhere from around 400-800 global searches per month so it isnt as though I have picked terms too small to work with (or have I?).

    When this happens, do you suggest that I abandon and replace that “blue term”?


    • Hi Brett,

      Even if those keywords don’t yield any further keyword ideas, or there simply isn’t much left to write on that topic, I certainly wouldn’t abandon those keywords. At the very least write a post about it and put it on the web…the worst that could happen is that the post produces you some passive income.


      • I’ll hang on to the terms then. But I have noticed that even with some terms that yield a few thousand global monthly searches, the google keyword tool still sometimes doesn’t know what to suggest as related searches.

        So far I have just guessed what some related terms might be for my article, but this probably isn’t the best way in terms of SEO.

        What do you usually do when you have a keyword for which google cant come up with any related search terms?

        • Sometimes it’s a combination of guessing and using the keyword tool to be honest. Google is actually making it harder to do this kind of keyword research every year that goes by, and they are becoming more secretive with their data.

          That is why I suggest a “going big” approach by making lots of websites with lots of keywords each. This is because once you do that, you can continue to grow your websites based on your Analytics data (which will be 100% accurate, instead of estimates), and you can focus on your winning websites from there. When you focus on your winning websites and posts that are performing the best, that is when your traffic will grow exponentially.

  3. guys I have a question

    if pagerank determines authority strength then why is it sometimes the case you can see a pagerank 2 in the first position and a pagerank 8 under it?

    • If that were to happen, it would be because the PageRank 2 URL is more relevant to that keyword than the PageRank 8 URL is.

      For example, let’s say you typed in “Toyota Camry” into Google. The PageRank 2 URL might be “Toyota Camry 2013 Review” that is all about the Toyota Camry, and then the PageRank 8 URL might be “Top Cars 2013” that only mentions the Toyota Camry briefly in the article (even if that website is much stronger). See what I mean?

      If top rankings were only determined by PageRank, then only really strong websites would rank for anything, and we wouldn’t have a chance to get to the top of the search results for any keywords!

      • This is really a good question. Would you still recommend going after these keywords Mike? I came across a lot of these search results – top position is a page rank 2 then followed by a search result from wikipedia or amazon with a page rank of 8 or 9…. and the 3rd and 4th result being PR 3 or lower..

        Do we still go after these keywords or cross it off the list?

        • Hi Daniel,

          In this case it depends on the keyword. If position number 2 is PageRank 8 or 9, that means that the page is relevant to the keyword AND extremely powerful, so it is unlikely you’ll be able to beat it. However, sometimes people are typing in a “buying keyword” and one of those top results is Wikipedia, and therefore useless to the searcher, so most searchers will just pass that result. If that is the case, and you can still get significant traffic to your site being at spot 2 or 3, I don’t see why not. In those cases, it’s up to you to make a judgement call since it’s sort of on the fence whether it is worth it to go for that keyword or not.


          • hi mike! i really like your website & videos
            question: if a pr2 can rank higher then a pr8 then why am i looking at pr when i want to check if i can rank #1 it sounds like it doesn’t matter, websites with lower pr can rank higher.for example when i put in camera, best buy with a pr5 ranked #1 & amazon with a pr7 ranked #7
            (both are selling computers)

            thanks a lot for everything

          • Hi Joel!

            It’s because PageRank isn’t the only factor that matters when it comes to getting a number 1 ranking in Google. For example, one page can be more powerful than another, but the weaker page may be much more relevant for a certain keyword. So for your example, Best Buy and Amazon may both have pages with a higher PageRank because they are a part of such powerful websites, but the weaker website may have more backlinks that say the word “computer” in them, and therefore Google considers the PR2 page more relevant for someone searching for computers. It’s even possible that Best Buy and Amazon have NO keywords that say “computer” in them, and they are simply ranking on the strength of their domain and the fact that those pages have “computer” in the title.

            Hope this explanation helps clarify some of the different factors search engines use to rank websites!


  4. Just bought two of your books for Kindle, best information I’ve come across, great tutorials too Mike, thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Claudia says:

    Hi Mike,

    First of all, thanks for this data! It is by far the best of it’s kind!

    When putting together the list of the top 5 related keywords for each blue keyword, you mention selecting “Only show ideas closely related to my search terms” when using the Google Keyword Tool. Have you found a way to do the same thing in the new Google Keyword Planner?

    • Hi Claudia,

      Thank you so much for the kind words about my video series!

      Unfortunately I haven’t found a way to do that with the new Google Keyword Planner. However, the original order of keywords it gives you (before you rearrange from highest to lowest) seems to be the most closely related keywords. Let me know if you find another way!


      • Claudia says:

        Thanks for the lightening fast response! I see what you’re saying about the difference in the results before you rearrange them. I did a results comparison between the two tools (using the before rearranging results in the planner) and found the results to be way different due to the fact that I’m not rearranging one set of results by global monthly searches. The results were more closely related, but were not the top ones based on global monthly searches.

        Hmmmm . . . let me see if there’s some way to filter the list in Excel to extract the highest-ranking, closely-related keywords based on the global monthly searches. Will post it back here if I figure it out.

        • Oh that’s a great test you did there! And yes, definitely let me know what you are able to figure out!

        • Claudia says:

          Whee!! Found it! So, when using the Google Keyword Planner, be sure to enter your blue keyword phrase in the “Include” field of the Include/Exclude filter. For example, if you enter “ice cream” in the Product or service field, also add it to the “Include” field in the Include/Exclude filter. This will then return only those keywords that are closely related just like the Adword tool. You can then rearrange them from highest to lowest and voila! You have your list. šŸ™‚

  6. Hi Mike,

    First I want you to know how impressed I am at your ability to teach this material in such an easy way for the student absorb. Thank you for your willingness to educate others and the hard work you’ve done.

    My question concerns the option you recommend with the content authority. For the main articles on the “money websites” should it be the expert setting or will excellent work? Also, when submitting an order for content will I need to give an explanation for which keyword is the main word and which are meant to be related keywords as you have described?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    • Hi Madison,

      Thank you for your kind words!

      For most of my websites, I use “excellent” level (if I don’t write the content myself). There are special projects I’ve had where I’ve used “expert” level though.

      And The Content Authority pretty much caters to the kind of business I teach, so not much of an explanation will be needed when placing your order. šŸ™‚



  7. I really have learned a tremendous amount from your lessons. Thank you so much! My question relates to the “related keywords”. When I do a search with the only show closely related ideas filter on, all of the words that come back are very low “monthly income” words. ie: 0-$3 month. If I turn the filter off, words come back that are still associated, but are much higher in potential income. Should I focus more on those?

    • Hi Chris,

      Websites can be as narrow or as broad as you want. If you have keywords with high potential that are still related to your website and make sense to write about, I’d definitely focus on those!



      • Hello Mike, just want to thank you for all the very thorough replies to the numerous posted questions, even though many of the questions are detailed and specific. I’m reading your Amazon Kindle WordPress book right now (which by the way is very well done) and ended up here through one of the video links. Love the videos and the quality content and will put it into use when I switch a couple sites from XSitePro to WordPress. Thanks again..

  8. In WordPress, using the All in One SEO plug-in, there’s a checkbox to Dynamically Generate Keywords for Posts Page.

    question for Mike and/or community…
    Should I check this box to have keywords generated or should I list keywords for each article or both? Will Google still index additional keywords from my posts, even if I enter them manually?

    • Hi Chad,

      Honestly, neither one is necessary. I don’t bother with it (just make sure your keywords are in your article).


  9. Mike, the videos are great. I think I’ve watched them at least 2 or 3 times each! btw..just plugged your book on Amazon. The content was awesome.

    Question regarding SEO and leaking link juice, will Google penalize me for adding an embedded twitter timeline to my sidebar or can the webcrawler even analyze it because the links are embedded in javascript?


    • Hi Chad,

      I have no idea if Google would be aware of those links or not, but I don’t think they would care. Lots of websites use those kinds of tools, even major ones that rank for lots of keywords. I’m not 100%, but I doubt it would be a problem.



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