1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

A complete newbies journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by bajs123, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. bajs123

    bajs123 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi.
    My name is Luke, I'm 19 and I live in Sweden.
    Just like many others, I'm a student (or atleast hoping to be) who wants to earn some money on my own.

    Of course, I could do this by taking low-tier low-paying jobs, but I'd prefer to learn something during my downtime from studies, and IM/SEO seems like the kind of thing I could timewise manage even while studying.
    Granted, I am a complete noob when it comes to website-hosting, coding and SEO.
    I am however a great learner, and I have been spending quite some time reading threads and websites the past three days.

    Several money-making ways have me very intrigued. I've been reading about blogging with adsense, content locking, selling writing services, youtube-spamming and so on.
    To start this journey I need some suggestions as to what I should be focusing on, as well as some general tips.

    If anyone could take me under their wings I would be forever grateful. I am a question-spouting machine, and I hate to clog up threads with my ignorance.

    Anyways, enough introduction.

    -SKILLS I POSSESS-

    • Competent writer
    • Competent video editor
    • Experienced in most social medias (what teenager isn't?)
    • Some experience in blogging
    • Some experience in youtubing
    • Airbending

    Not the beefiest of résumés, I know.
    I have made my pocket-change by buying and reselling goods from China for a while,
    but I feel the times are changing and that my way of leverage should change with it.

    -THINGS I WANT TO LEARN-

    • Basic SEO
    • Website creation
    • Website hosting
    • Adsense and Adwords
    • Automatization
    • Doing a cart-wheel

    -WHAT I HAVE AT MY DISPOSAL-

    • Time
    • Lots and lots of it
    • $500
    • Decent PC
    • Decent laptop
    • Fast internet connection
    • 99 problems
    • But a mic ain't one


    Alright. Goals are set, I'm motivated and I have a lot of time to spare.
    I will dedicate this week to learning and planning. Any replies to this thread would be helpful, and I will try to update at least daily. Feel free to send me angry messages when I'm not updating frequently enough.


    Love, Bajs123

    ps. if this thread is in the wrong forums, please don't crucify me it's my first post ever
     
  2. bajs123

    bajs123 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    QUICKIE-UPDATE

    This afternoon-session will be spent reading an article on MOZ called "beginners guide to SEO". Sounds like a done deal!
    It was recommended to me by the friend of a friend, and I have been looking for something to lay down the very basics of SEO. This seems to do the trick for now.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    1,799
    Location:
    www.Indexification.com
    Home Page:
    Happy learning and playing with things bro, just consistence and motivation is required to achieve your goals, so don't give up!
     
  4. bajs123

    bajs123 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    -UPDATE DAY 1-

    Alright, yesterday was the start of my so far miniscule journey into the world of SEO and IM.
    What I've learned so far is that SEO is tricky business, to say the least. The only surefire way to learn it is by doing it.
    So, to learn SEO I need an idea for a profitable website.

    I had a niche in mind until this point, I used the Keyword Planner tool by google for the first time (yaay I learned something new!) and realized that the keyword had about 3000 monthly searches globablly. A very small niche, in which I'm confident I could get a website to at least top 10 search results within a few weeks.

    Question is; will it be profitable? The niche I have in mind is VEEERY thin, and I don't see how I could sell anything to people surfing this keyword... Hm. My journey will continue, and I will keep profitability in mind when looking for new keywords.

    So, what next?
    While keeping the keyword search going, I will try to get into the content creation game. I have my way with words and realized that I could make some semi-decent money just by writing articles for other people.

    Question of the day: How the hell does one get into the content writing game?
    The subforum for this is filled with people having 5-star rated threads with reviews coming out of their armpits, I couldn't find a newbie content writer even when specifically looking for one.. sigh.

    Until I'm able to send private messages (I bet you $100 that I'm the only user registered in 2008 who has yet to unlock this feature) I'll fish for threads where I can get my questions answered.

    I've also been running an AMF bot and now I have 21k points there. I'm sure they'll come in handy sometime.

    Love, bajs123
     
  5. Derpinard

    Derpinard Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    28
    Occupation:
    Translator
    Location:
    Central Europe
    I recommend using a cool new website for finding places where you can sell your articles. The name of the site is google.com but don't tell anybody.
     
  6. todordonev

    todordonev Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    228
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    Home Page:
    Total idiot..
    DONT demotivate people at this age. 18-22 is а delicate age, when boys/girls end school and start on their own and their mind is misch-masch. (been there)
    AND from when google is:
    1.new site?
    2.cool site?!!!??!?!? o.0

    You are full with jokes like shit with vitamines..Period
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Messages:
    3,162
    Likes Received:
    1,162
    You can start selling content by setting up a BST but you need jr vip status + 100 posts
     
  8. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,865
    Likes Received:
    669
    Location:
    123.456.789.012.345.678.901.234.567
    Home Page:
    It is always good to be willing to do something. That gives you an edge over those procastinating
     
  9. Derpinard

    Derpinard Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    28
    Occupation:
    Translator
    Location:
    Central Europe
    You cannot be serious. Don't want to spam this guy's topic, but you have some homoerotic tension going on man.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    Tropical Paradise
    This is going to be an interesting journey. At least you have dedication and motivation. Good luck :)
     
  11. Breakk82

    Breakk82 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    10
    Sounds like you're going to have fun with this, nice vibe, don't give up.
     
  12. foitoi

    foitoi Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    53
    Great way to start. Good luck
     
  13. youmakeme

    youmakeme Power Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    316
    Good luck and have fun with IM
     
  14. rpmmarketing

    rpmmarketing Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    10
    good luck my man. remember to go to the clubs every once and awhile and take home one of the million smoking hot swedish girls.
     
  15. bajs123

    bajs123 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    -UPDATE DAY #2-

    Woke up with a swollen throat and generally felt beat-up, SICK-DAY HYPE!

    I got a few messages from fellow BHW users, to think that anyone would want to have anything to do with a scrub like myself is really heartwarming.
    Please bear in mind that I can't respond to PMs yet. I've added a few people to skype but I would guess there is some time zone differences to overcome, hehe.

    PROGRESSION
    So far I've done very little actual planning as to what my journey will contain and what methods I'll use, mostly because I have no methods in store yet.
    Which is why I'm trying to get into the content creation game first. I think it will help me get a grip on what kind of niches other people are making money in, and what kind of content is worth the most.

    There's a looooot of questions still in my head about the actual money-making behind a lot of the journey threads I'm browsing to keep myself motivated. I do understand that secrecy is important when it comes to any blackhat/manipulative way of making money and that giving out specifics of your projects is plain stupid, but without any kind of example of websites, blogs, youtube videos etc. it's very hard to get more than a vague general understanding of the whole thing.
    I'm certain I'm not alone in feeling this way, and to get into the game without having seen a single concrete example of what you're about to do requires an idea and niche set in stone, which I currently lack.

    So, in short, until I have a great idea for a niche, I'll stall the whole SEO part of my journey.

    I am however gathering a lot of great knowledge to use for later. Most of the things I learn, though, are too specific. I need to learn how to create a basic webiste. I found something called WAMPserver, which would allow me to mess around with website creation (and WordPress) locally, and if I understand things correctly I will not need to have a domain or hosting to do so. I think it'll be a great place to start.
    Will try to install and get to know WAMP today, unless I feel too sick.


    Love, bajs123
     
  16. bajs123

    bajs123 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks a lot for the info! Love these kind of comments; concrete, short, and to the point. I would be honored to have you following my journey, sir.

    Eureka! Good response although I'm not out to write just any articles for anyone. Read my newest update for the reasons why!
    Thanks for the reply!
     
  17. Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    Tropical Paradise
    Well, if you want to start blogging I would recommend you start with a subject you are passionate about, and enjoy writing about. It will make it much easier to get started. After that you can move onto other niches and look for the higher paying ones. In the meantime, while you are playing around with WAMP and WordPress, and thinking of niches, you should have a look at some methods here that don't require a website or specific knowledge. There are a lot of them around, using youtube, social media etc.

    Also, I hope you start to feel better soon. Being sick just as you are embarking on your voyage into IM can't be good.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  18. bajs123

    bajs123 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    QUICKIE-UPDATE

    Drowning myself in tea, soup, and poorly made (wub-wub) music. Throat still sore but I feel better.

    Ran into some trouble while setting up WampServer, apparently my port 80 was crowded with services and preventing Wamp from running correctly.
    Solved the problem, installed WampServer and Wordpress all by myself. Headache replaced with unwarranted pride.
    As a newb, gold is in the small battles won.
     
  19. Derpinard

    Derpinard Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    28
    Occupation:
    Translator
    Location:
    Central Europe
    In that case, I think that sites like iWriter, DemandStudios, and oDesk + Elance might work for you. The first two allow you to submit your articles, and people may then pick them up for a price, and/or place orders (I haven't used either though so don't take my word for it). The latter two are just freelance job platforms where you could find someone to hire you as a writer (start with small 'fixed price' orders and make sure you can deliver).

    Just by browsing the popular requests on those sites you may get a good idea concerning niches where people are actually willing to pay (sometimes decent money) for articles.

    Good luck.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  20. bajs123

    bajs123 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thank you very much, very appreciated. I will check all of those out as soon as possible! Probably sticking with freelance for now, though, as I don't know if I could write content of sellworthy quality yet.