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Classic White Hat Blogging Journey to $3,000/m [Weekly Update]

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by FilanSaputra, May 29, 2016.

  1. FilanSaputra

    FilanSaputra Newbie

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    Hey BHW,

    First of all, yes, this is a new account made for this journey. I'm a lurker, but I'm not actually new to BHW. The reason I made a new account is because I want to separate my online identities. This is my real name, by the way, so I promise you this is not a temporary account and not a half-assed journey.

    About the journey... well, some of you might find it boring because I'm not an expert in marketing and I won't use any secret tactics or something like that. I'll only do the classic IM thing: create a blog, write compelling articles, promote it here and there without spamming, and monetize it with Amazon, Clickbank, AdSense, etc.

    Like I said, I'm not an expert, so I can't guarantee anything out of this journey thread.

    So here's where I am right now:

    1. I have a niche - it's not a secret goldmine niche. In fact, I chose a big, obvious niche like Paleo diet. Not in a health/fitness industry, though. I have personal interest in my niche, although it's not really my passion or anything.

    2. I've created a blog - I didn't just start off today, I started like a month and a half ago so I already have a blog launched. It's really not special, just a blog with Genesis Framework theme (which I purchased long time ago) and free plugins that are popular.

    3. I published 3 articles per week - each article is 1500 words long. I don't write most of the article by myself, I hired a freelance writer who has an actual experience on the topic. I hired her through Problogger Job Board.

    4. 100-300 PV per day

    5. Monetized with Amazon - I actually made a mistake here, my articles so far are not optimized for Amazon conversion at all. People say review articles (best X, or X reviews) work best for Amazon, but my articles are informational and guides, mostly.

    So why do I start this journey thread?

    The thing is, I'm not exactly new to online business and internet marketing. I have a problem: shiny object syndrome, I like to try new things without being commited to it. That's why I never really achieved something.

    By starting this journey thread, I'm hoping to stick with this project (at least for now).

    Here are the things I'm currently doing and planning to do for this blog:

    1. Publish new post (3x per week)
    2. Promote it to FB groups and other communities without being spammy
    3. Guest posting on big blogs
    4. Build an email list
    5. Try FB ads (not sure how, I've never done it)
    6. Find more keyword opportunities
    7. Try to create a huge article that targets big keywords
    8. Try more monetization opportunities (Clickbank, selling an Ebook, FBA)

    I don't have the timeline on reaching the goal, but I'm hoping to achieve it within this year.

    I'll update this thread on a weekly basis. If you have any question or suggestion, feel free to post a reply, I'll try to answer every day.
     
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  2. okazaki

    okazaki Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck man, keep going and eventually you will reach your goal.
     
  3. LatteGrande

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    I hope you committed to your journey this time and achieve your goals. Good luck.
     
  4. Harold cannon

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    My brother I am with you, I have a longing to do this & I will run with u as long as u will have me, will I b able to blog with you, I have a giant back ground, let's do it
     
  5. FilanSaputra

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    Let's do it!
     
  6. Nkhades

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    Good luck on your journey. Although, if i were you then i would try to come up with a product or a service and try to optimize that niche. If you can blend in the Offline then profits can increase tremendously. :)
     
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    I'm planning to create an ebook because it is the easiest product to create. In the future I might create an online course and get into FBA for higher profit, but not now because I'm still focusing on developing the blog.
     
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    Thanks for the tip
     
  9. Dseven182

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    "Guest posting on big blogs" did you have an example ?
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate. I hope you'll finish strong this time. Have a great journey!
     
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    Good luck man you need to do a lot of things God is with you mate....
     
  12. Harold cannon

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    The things I need to do? Find a subject, (like Fathers FYI?)I don't think that there is money in it (LDS)want to attract brother s & sisters to ordinances to acquire to enter the kingdom, ok
     
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    An example... well... if my niche were online marketing or make money online, I'd write an article and publish it in Matthew Woodward's blog.
     
  14. Harold cannon

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    Does anyone but thee Mormons know. Where they came from without prayer?
     
  15. Harold cannon

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    Sorry my niche is heaven & helping save all