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A university student's journey to paying off student loans

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by lpsierra, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. lpsierra

    lpsierra Regular Member

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    Hey guys,
    Well I've been lurking for a week now and I'll admit I'm still a pretty big newbie to this whole SEO stuff.
    However, after some reading, I have developed a plan for myself and I hope you guys can give me some insights.

    Plan:
    -create blog account (squidoo lenses, blogger, etc..). Write articles based on niche
    -create website (to be honest, probably won't be made till a few weeks after blogs are up)
    -sign up at clickbank, find product based on niche
    -wait for traffic to build up on blogs. once I'm satisfied with traffic, start to promote products on main site. Probably even the blogs
    -get someone at fiverr to make video reviews of products. Upload to youtube, post on site, maybe blogs too
    -hope people buy products; get paid
    -repeat with different niche.

    General idea- get traffic from blog through use of anchor texts or backlinks to site.
    Other stuff:
    -for articles, find articles already made for niche then rewrite them
    -my main concern/problem is getting traffic to the blogs (complete newbie to internet marketing stuff. What's a good way to get traffic besides buying them?)
    -probably make a fanpage on facebook or something when there's enough traffic.
    -progress so far: none. just made this plan. now am looking for a niche
    -it will be a somewhat slow process as I am still in school. Hoping to go spend 90% of my winter break on this though

    I know I'm a total newbie but I'm willing to learn and try new methods. And of course I'll still search around the forum for more ideas.
    My main goal is to get atleast $1000/month. Maybe even $500/month. Not much i know but gotta start small right?

    Anyways what are your guys' thoughts? Will it work?
    Any tips and suggestions are very much appreciated!
     
  2. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    Good luck...dont forget to take action!:)
     
  3. lpsierra

    lpsierra Regular Member

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    Thanks! Don't worry I'm kinda doing that right now before bed. Just looking through clickbank for some ideas for niches.
     
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  4. lpsierra

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    No I haven't but thanks I'll look into that.
     
  5. lpsierra

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    Update:
    Registered for a domain at godaddy.
    I'm now waiting for black friday to buy their web hosting plan.
    So while waiting for that, I'll do more research on monetizing. Probably create content now too so they'll ready to be uploaded once the site is finally up.
    Oh and for the original plan there's a quick change. Instead of getting a blog site first, I decided to make my main site first instead.
    What I plan to do with this site is to make it pretty general, and use by other blog sites as mini or micro-niche sites to drive traffic to my main.
    I'm looking to use genuine traffic so I'm guessing it's white hat or grey hat now?
    correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  6. lpsierra

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    Day 3:
    Still waiting for hostgator deal for main website
    However I decided that I'll start another website but in a different niche. For this new site I'm planning to make it pure black hat.
    For this, I'm using a free webhost plus a 99cent domain so I kinda don't care about it's future. I see it as something I can test methods, play around with or try new things with without losing money. But if all goes well, hopefully this will bring in some fast income