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Blackx's Journey to $100/day with Authority Blogs

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by blackx, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. blackx

    blackx Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've been out of the scene for about a year due to my academic commitments, and now that I'm finally free I think it's time to start a journey and stick to it for good. :cool:

    I've been doing IM on and off for about 6 years now, and recently I've been out of touch with the latest tools of the trade and methods involved. Before I chose to choose a method for my $100 a day journey, I did a bit of a SWOT analysis for myself and it turns out that blogging is the way to go about it.

    With that being said, as I type this I already have 4 blogs ready, and I will be creating another blog on Monday. These 5 blogs will all be targeting different types of audience, and most importantly I'm looking to target broader keywords for each of these blogs.

    Some of these blogs are old, while some are new and I'll be sharing the exact details with you people throughout this journey. Wish me luck, and any advice/questions are more than welcome! ;)
     
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    Authority Blogs!! That's nice to hear as it must be your future proof plan of earnings greatly.

    best of luck with your journey.
     
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    Best Of Luck..
     
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    I haven't seen a Journey like this in a while, so I can't really help. But good luck with this! :)
     
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    best of luck with your journey, hope authority sites do work for you as well :D
     
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    Yeah, I really hope that authority blogs work out for me. I've done this before, but it was around 2-3 years ago so I'm not sure if everything works as planned.

    Thanks :)

    Thanks man, I'll be needing it! :p

    Yeah, I hope so too!

    Thanks!
     
  8. blackx

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    Since I started this thread, there are a number of things that I have done which basically involve setting the foundations of the blogs. There are 5 blogs in total, so I'm going to be referring to them as Blog A, Blog B, Blog C, Blog D and Blog E. I'm going to on each of these blogs simultaneously, and see how they all work out.

    Another thing that I need to clear out at this point is that by 'authority blogs' I don't necessarily mean blogs that are leading the industry with new findings, etc. My definition of an authority blog is simply a blog that is recognized in the blogosphere (to some extent) rather than being an alienated completely black-hat blog. Therefore, I'm going to be keeping most of the work on these blogs whitehat. Or atleast I'm hoping to do that so far.

    Update 1

    Domain age and blog posts
    - Blog A: 6 months, 160 posts.
    - Blog B: 1 year, 30 posts.
    - Blog C:1 year, 15 posts.
    - Blog D:1 year, 4 posts.
    - Blog E: 1 day, 0 posts.

    There has been zero backlinking for these domains so far, therefore there is next to none search engine traffic. Also, the posts on the older blogs are very old and so google might be viewing this content as stale the moment.

    Work done so far:
    - Blog A: Everything setup, including logo, theme, facebook page and twitter.
    - Blog B: Everything setup, including logo, theme, facebook page and twitter.
    - Blog C: Everything setup, including logo, theme, facebook page and twitter.
    - Blog D: Everything setup, except logo.
    - Blog E: Only wordpress installed.

    I want all the blogs to move forward at the same pace, so that it is easier to monitor them and calculate the profitability of each blog.

    Tasks:
    - Order logos for Blog D & E.
    - Finalize theme for Blog E.
    - Order 3 articles for Blog E to get it indexed with some content. (All the rest of the blogs are indexed by now)
    - Determine posting frequency for each blog.

    I am still a little far away from backlinking and monetization at the moment. But then again, creating authority blogs is a bit of a long-term project and therefore I won't be expecting to make a lot of short-term gains. I am going to be free till the end of August, so I'll expect to hit at least some threshold by then. I'll update this thread soon with more developments soon! :)
     
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    Now that's some impressive work, keep going
     
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    Good job dude, all the best
     
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    Good luck!
    I too started one authority site and I have another one coming. Just gotta wait for the logo to be done before I do any promotion for it.

    btw what do you plan to use as your main source of traffic?
     
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    I've been a little out of touch with this thread because of a problem over the last few days. 2 days ago, I started getting the blue screen of death on my 1 year old i5 and now it is rrefusing to turn on. I believe the power supply is toast or something (hoping). I did most of my work from that computer, as it was really fast. Now I have to resort to my 2 year old sucky HP laptop which is annoyingly slow on the very leasy. Anyhow, here is the recent update:

    Update 2

    Most the tasks were completed, and now all 5 blogs are set-up with good themes, and properly designed logos. Now, my only focus is going to be content, and social media for a while before I start on proper link-building too. Blog-wise:

    - Blog A: 160 posts (no posts added)
    - Blog B: 31 posts (1 post added)
    - Blog C: 18 posts (3 posts added)
    - Blog D: 6 posts (2 posts added)
    - Blog E: 4 posts (4 posts added)

    Blog E still isn't indexed by Google, but I'm in no sort of hurry (neither have I done anything for that).

    My funds are a little limited at the moment, so I think I'll have to do some of the article writing by myself too because of the growing needs of the blogs. But, the current content that I'm getting is very well-written so it is not such a bad alternative.

    Tasks for next update:
    - Finalize posting frequency for each blog
    - Add monetization on the blogs
    - Post 1 article each from Blog B to E
    - Start minimal link-building