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A noobs journey to £10 ($16)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by hctap, May 27, 2014.

  1. hctap

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    What's up guys? I'm completely new to IM and over the last week or so I've been reading and reading and reading on BHW and I've learnt so much. There's still so much to learn but I thought I'd start a journey topic to document my progress and to give me motivation to carry on. My aim is to reach £10 a day spread across all of my websites, when I reach that I'll be happy and I'll set the bar higher!

    Currently I have 1 website that's got content on it (more authority than micro niche) but I'm waiting on 3 micro niche sites that I purchased from the forums. As right now my site is ranking 300ish for my main keyword, but in top 30 for some other keywords which I'm happy about. I've bought three articles from the forums that I'm also waiting on, but I'm happy enough to write my own content as well and I'm adding at least 1 article per day.

    I'll be using a mixture of Amazon affiliate and Google Adsense in order to make my millions (lol) so I'll keep this updated with daily earnings + a total earned figure!

    So, total earned so far: £0.07

    Wish me luck, I'm going to get back to reading the useful threads on BHW now!
     
  2. maddawgmackem

    maddawgmackem Junior Member

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    good luck mate! a tenner a day is almost 4 grand a year nothing to be sniffed at.
     
  3. davids355

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    great stuff mate. Nice to see someone with a realistic goal - if you break it, then make a new goal.
    Good luck.
     
  4. hctap

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    When you put it like that it sounds amazing!

    Thanks. Do you think it's unreasonable to be aiming for £10 a day within a month?
     
  5. hctap

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    Had one of the articles that I bought delivered last night, quality was pretty terrible. The seller seems to be highly rated on here so I'm guessing he just had a bad day or something. Spent an hour or so re-writing it when I got it and will finish it off later on tonight and then post it up to my site. I'm also going to add a few images and videos into my existing articles to make them a bit more...snazzy.

    Still waiting on the 3 micro niche sites that I purchased on here, I've been tracking the progress of the order since I purchased them and work on the sites seems to have stopped since Thursday.

    Total earned so far: Still £0.07
     
  6. PrinceVisi

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    What about building backlinks?

    This is like the most important job in this process, together with quality of the articles, easy access of your website and ad placements.
     
  7. bluestar003

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    good luck with your journey mate :)
     
  8. hctap

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    Could you elaborate please? My main thinking was that I want to get a decent base of articles on the site before I start doing anything else with it, I'm looking to get about 15 good quality articles and then start working on the oh-so-confusing SEO. I am currently working my articles so that they all relate to each other and there is quite a lot of interlinking in each article. I'm currently using an outdated Thesis theme but have been thinking about changing it before I grow my site a little as I'm not sure it's the right one for me? That said, my site looks very plain, there are no distractions from the text and everything is easily readable, is there any need to change if that's the case?
     
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    Good luck with your journey
     
  10. kool121

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    Wishing you luck. nice effort.
     
  11. RedMango

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    Finally, someone that starts out realistically :)

    From £10 it's easier to get to £20, then from there it's easier to get to £50 than that first £10. You're already doing well with 7p, it's not much money but it means that something you did worked, no matter how small.

    Don't stop. Don't stop learning. Don't stop trying and you will do well.
     
  12. sassafras

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    You could have articles written by Tolkein but with modern google you would get nowhere without backlinks. Google ranks your website based on 2 main things, quality and backlinks. You can have the best articles ever written but unless there are other sites out there pointing towards yours google will just assume your site is crap. On the other hand you can have pure duplicated content but if you have brilliant backlinks google will love you. Check out some of the pure blackhat journeys on here for examples of people just taking the RSS feeds from other sites and adding backlinks yet banking hundreds/thousands.
     
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  13. SCM15

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    Good luck mate! As many have said a very realistic target to start with. I myself am trying to do something similar, I am lucky at the moment if I made 0.25p per day, but it's a start and I am happy to even see that! - I am in a very crowed niche and there's a lot of competition, who have a lot of weight and money they throw at it, I am just happy to enjoy doing what I love and hopefully make something from it. I hope you continue to post your progress, I will be happy to follow it.
     
  14. hctap

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, it's great to have such a supportive forum!

    Thanks for expanding on your post!

    I've taken what you said and had a look at the other journeys and, with regards to link building, come across these two services:

    Sherlock Hacks Google Part II
    Lady Gaga Google Rider

    (I can't post links yet so if you use the search funtion you should be able to find them)

    They both look ideal for building back links and they look like they'd do a much better job than I'd be able to do personally, and they're within my budget. Does anyone have experience in using these two products? Also, would it be a bad idea to use one of them on my website which is just over a week old?

    In terms of content, please bare with the newbie questions as I'm very new to this, would it be OK for me to manually spin articles I find (reword them without the use of a spinner) and stick them up so I have as much content as possible in as little time as possible and then use the tools above?
     
  15. shrma

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    Best of luck for your journey mate !
     
  16. hctap

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    So last night I uploaded one more article onto my first website, bringing my total to 9. I've become obsessed with tracking Google Analytics and I'm quite disappointed to see that I'm not getting millions of visitors yet ;)! It looks like after prompting the seller about my 3 micro niche sites he's put them on priority and I checked them this morning and they're looking pretty great, looking forward to receiving the finished sites, adding a few more articles to them (I don't think they'll really need any more though) and then getting them ranking in Google.
     
  17. greenlion

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    Glad to hear you're taking the right approach in terms of ensuring your articles are the right quality. No reason why manually spinning articles wouldn't work, so long as you do a decent job to keep the completely unique and avoid duplicate content. Of course, finding a supplier for original articles that you're happy with would be a big advantage too, so you can concentrate on other things knowing the content is being taken care of.

    Are you doing anything with social media yet to promote your site?
     
  18. hctap

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    No, I haven't even considered it to be honest. Should I be?
     
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    Good luck, man. Believe it or not it probably took me 3 years to hit my first £10 day. You'll make a lot of mistakes and learn from them, so don't let them hold you back.
     
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  20. tecnocheap4u

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    Yes hctap do it because links in social media means more backlinks to your webpage, which in the future will be better ranking