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ABCman’s long term journey to balance school and IM – stumickel’s method

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  1. ABCman

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    Introduction

    Hello everyone. My name is ABCman and this is my journey.

    Background:

    I began my first internet marketing journey when I was fourteen years old. The way I found out about BHW was through a gaming forum. I started with per pay install and the basic YouTube advertising method. By some twist of fate, I found myself making 50 -60 dollars a day within my first month of YouTube advertising. Within one month, I had over 1500 dollars. At this point I thought that IM was a scam and that I wouldn?t get real money. This came to an end, when my father told me he had just received over 1500 dollars in his PayPal account. Soon after that, my main video got taken down from YouTube and my daily income went back to 3-4 dollars a day. I have never seen this success again, despite the countless new methods I have tired.

    The idea behind this journey:

    I have spent countless hours reading other peoples journeys and yet I haven?t found anyone using sumickel?s method. I am going to change this. A common theme I notice with internet marketing is information overload. Every day there is a new ?great and proven? method that you can follow to get rich quick. Most of these methods are BS and only exist so the author can make money. It?s a simple way to make money and it?s very effective, all you need to do is sell people dreams. Hell, most of internet marketing is selling other internet marketers ?proven? ways to make money. What I will be doing is taking this premise and adapting it for a different niche.

    So where does school fit in?

    Every day I spend seven hours at school. School takes up a lot of my time and because of that it is very important to me. In addition to the seven hours of school, I spent one hour in the morning getting ready and two hours after school studying. In total, I spend ten hours of each day on my formal education. While this journey will not focus on school, I will be using it as a way to keep track of the amount of time I spend studying.

    My general plan,

    My plan is mainly based off sumickel?s method. I have taken the key points and pasted them below.
    1. Find a lucrative market and product,
    2. Make a place to sell it and advertise, and
    3. Sell it and get paid

    My plan for the website

    My plan for the website is to get it ranked on page one for my main and sub keywords. Once I get 100 unique visitors a day, I will start creating a product which I will promote on my website. I also plan on selling advertising space to make back my initial investment.

    Time frame

    The time frame for this journey will be ten weeks. In this time my goal is to complete the key points in the plan section. Most journeys set an amount of money per day and work towards it as their goal. I will not be doing this, instead I will be using this journey as a way to test my methods and gain experience. I acknowledge that there is a chance I will not make any money during this period and I am perfectly okay with this.

    What I have done so far

    So far I have created a website in a niche with low competition and high searches per month. I currently have an about us page, contact us page and three 1000 -700 word articles. The domain I am using is an EMD for my target keyword. I have also created a single web 2.0 and filled it with high quality content. The method I am using to rank my keywords is the ?A Dollar' and a Dream seo guide?.

    My rankings

    (to be added)

    As you can see my rankings are going very good for my new site. My website is only 18 days old and I am already ranking on page two for my target keyword.

    Total spent

    $30 domain and one year hosting
    $6 service
    $11 link spam
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    $47 Total

    Days in till journey?s end

    70 days
     
  2. ABCman

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    Log 9/04/2016

    What I got done today

    - Created two web 2.0s and filled them with high quality content
    - Used meathead's method and created a very effective comment on the page ranking number one for my main keyword

    Time spent:

    five hours

    Traffic:
    Unknown (Google analytics is one day behind????)

    Days in till journey's end

    69 days
     
  3. ABCman

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    Log 10/04/2016


    • What I got done today
    • Created a single 700 word article
    • Posted article to my website
    • Monitored traffic with Google analytics

    Today was the last day of my holidays and I spent most of it getting ready for the start of a new school term. My website hasn't gained any rankings today, however the blog comment I posted yesterday is giving me around 50 visitors per day in traffic. This week I plan to complete my product, which I will advertise on my website. I also plan to create more web 2.0's and fill them with high quality content.

    My weekly goal

    Each week I like to set myself a weekly goal as a way to track my progress. The goal I'm going to set for this week will be too finish the product that I will be promoting on my website. Once I've completed the product, I plan to spend at least one day proofreading it to make sure that the content is up to a very high standard. A secondary goal for the week is to create at least 5 more web 2.0 and fill them with high quality content. Making sure that my web 2.0 are high quality is very important to me as they will eventually give my website powerful rankings. To do this I'm making sure that I fill them with decent content rather than the normal blog spam.

    Tomorrow's plan

    My plan tomorrow is to create a single high quality web 2.0 and fill it with content. I also plan to get at least one hour of math and biology study completed.

    Days in till journey's end

    68 days
     
  4. Jesse Bigman

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    I'll give you a cookie if you don't give up too soon ;). I think you're smart "Every day there is a new "great and proven" method that you can follow to get rich quick. Most of these methods are BS and only exist so the author can make money". Akany thread is one of them. You don't need luck you just need to stay strong.
     
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    So are you looking for this to be a churn and burn?
     
  7. ABCman

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    Log 11/04/2016

    Hello everyone and welcome back to my journey. Before I get started, I would like to say a big thank you to Jessie Bigman, Anilpendu and Loedown for commenting on this journey.

    I have decided to answer any questions at the beginning of my log.

    "So are you looking for this to be a churn and burn?"

    The niche I am trying to rank is very low competition and because of that I will not be doing a churn and burn.

    What I got done today


    • Wrote 1100 words of content for a brand new web 2.0. I ended up creating six different articles (About us, Contact us, Article one [currently posted], Article two [Schedule to be posted within 1 month], Article three [Scheduled to be posted within 2 months], Article four [scheduled to be posted within 3 months]. Each of the articles are about 200 to 300 words in length.


    • I created an outline for my ebook. Within this outline, I mapped out what content was going to be covered as well as breaking down the eBook into stumicke's ratio of 60% information value, 30% selling the dream and 10% sales pitch for new stuff.


    • Wrote a 600 word introduction to the eBook.


    • Completed 15 minutes of maths study

    My rankings

    The main keyword for my website has dropped down from the second page to the third page of Google. Hopefully this is just a short Google dance and it will bounce back tomorrow.

    Traffic

    I got over 150 website views today. A majority of these views came from the blog comment I left two days ago. This is looking very promising so far and I expect this amount will increase tomorrow.

    My thoughts so far

    So far I feel like this journey is off to a fantastic start, I have already reached the traffic needed to generate sales. Hell, if I only get a 1% conversion rate I'll be making at least two sales per day. My ebook is coming along quite nicely, although I'm a bit sad that I can't write more due to the time constraints I have.

    Tomorrow's plan

    My plan tomorrow is to complete chapter one and chapter two of my ebook. I expect this will be around 1000 words of content. I also plan to increase the amount of time I spend studying, as today's 15 minutes was quite pathetic.

    Days in till journey's end

    67 days
     
  8. ABCman

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    Log 12/04/2016 update

    - Wrote 1500 words of content for ebook
    - Made some blog comments

    Days in till journey's end

    66 days
     
  9. ABCman

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    Log 13/04/2016 update

    - proofread my ebook
     
  10. ABCman

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    Log 15/04/2016 update

    - Product is almost done
    - Working on sales page

     
  11. ABCman

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    Log 17/04/2016

    What I got done today

    - Finished creating product (4 500 words total)
    - Created affiliate page

    My rankings

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    Traffic

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    Log 19/04/2016

    Hello everyone and welcome back to my journey. Before I begin I'd like to apologize for not providing in-depth updates. Most of the updates last week have been very short and haven't been giving you a good idea of what I'm been doing. So before I tell you what this week's plan is I'm going to give you an update on what I did last week. If you have any questions about this journey please comment below and I will happily respond. BTW, I am writing this journey with Google's voice to text software so there may be spelling errors or misplaced words.

    What I got done last week 11/04/2016 - 18/04/2016

    I spent most of this week creating my product. I also created a single web 2.0 and scheduled short articles which I created myself. The product I created ended up being around 4500 words and provides the reader with an up to date in depth guide about my niche. Several times during the creation of this product, I went back to sumickel's method and made sure I was following his guidelines. I also created a rough 800 word draft of my affiliate page.

    The niche I'm currently in makes a majority of its money through gambling websites or promoting them. An interesting thing I found was that the Gambling websites only paid their affiliates $1 per lead. I plan to capitalize on this by offering to pay my Affiliates 50% commission on each sale, this works out to be around $15.

    My plan this week

    This week my plan is to once again proofread my product before sending it off to be designed by someone on fivver. I'm also going to complete my affiliate page as well as my sales page. This should hopefully be completed by the weekend. If all goes to plan I will be launching my product on JVzoo sometime during next week. Once my product is launched I will be emailing many of the websites and YouTube channels with in my niche offering them 50% commission in return for promoting my product.

    Rankings update

    Most of my rankings have increased since I posted the last rankings update. As you can see many of them are hovering around page 2. If anyone knows an easy and cheap way I can increase them please let me know.

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    Traffic

    My traffic has remained stable at around 60 views yesterday. BTW, does anyone know why Google analytics is one day behind?
     
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    Log 19/04/2016 update!

    What I got done

    - Wrote a draft of my sales page
     
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    Log 23/04/2016

    What I got done today

    - Designed product cover
    - Completed final version of product
    - Completed Sales page
    - Completed school Essay draft (due in 4 weeks)

    My rankings

    My main keyword is almost on page one!
    Note: Website is one month old today

    My traffic

    Around 70 views a day
    Average session time is 1.2 minutes

    Plan update

    I am going to be launching my product on JVzoo within the next couple of days. Once i have launched, I will be emailing other websites in my niche offering 50% commission per sale in return for promoting my product. Once my product has launched, I will update this thread when I get sales.
     
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    Nice rankings man, keep it up, I don't know why noone is commenting on your journey hahaha
     
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    Log 24/04/2016

    - launching product tomorrow
     
  18. ABCman

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    Log 30/04/2016

    Rankings update

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