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Durchi's affiliate journey to $12000/month until June 2014

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by durchi, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. durchi

    durchi Regular Member

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    Hey folks,

    I'm into IM for some time now, I have tested various methods, starting with a twitter follower shop, offering my services on fiverr, building niche sites with amazon, adsense or other affiliate programs and also PPD. I made use of several programs and bought some services here. Now I have tested, read and learned enough to feel confident to build up a stable income with affiliate sites as those worked best for me in the past.

    I am a 21 year old from Germany, work for a health insurance during vocational training and live at home. Therefore I have a lot of money to spend on different IM tools and tests, I have a decent car (Peugeout 207 RC) and a smart and very beautiful girlfriend. The core problem is that I realized that I cannot work without seeing any real results during my whole life as my colleagues do. You probably help some poor people when refunding them some money they spent on medical treatment but in the meantime you only do useless stuff like clicking some buttons, checking some numbers and molesting people with useless letters to gather information our government requires us to. As a result I founded my own business beside my main job in February, but this was just to test out some things, to write bills and don't come into conflicts due to missing tax payments. I was pretty lazy and never took real action but now it is time to. My vocational training will end in June/July, my birthday is on June 29th and my girlfriend will start to study in October so I need to get a stable financial base until then as I am not willing to continue the lame insurance work and want her to be able to study without doing a part-time job.

    The game plan/my different strategies:


    1. Setting up some amazon niche sites with quality content. I run them with wordpress and EMD domains, using a mix of handwritten and high-quality spun and readjusted content to grant decent onpage SEO. My main backlink sources for those are non-spammed, aged directories, lots of social signals (own FB page and Twitter account for every site, using AddMeFast to get shares and retweets, and so on) and my own build up web 2.0 networks. To manage and create those I use FCS Networker as the account creator works like a charm and the accounts have a stable survival rate of 70-80 percent on the long run. I fill those with well-spun PLR articles, probably using tier 2 links in the future when I could afford a larger VPS and have more time to test GSA/Senuke/Xrumer.
    2. Creating an affiliate site as a JV together with someone I know from twitter. The guy is trustworthy and we already have a plan to write specific articles. Probably the same linkbuilding, but not as much as I do for amazon niche sites as the competition is slightly lower and more working with crappy links. We will outrank them on the longterm anyway because of better content.
    3. Doing SEO and webdesign for clients. So far I made a contract with an Android App developer who has a cool app but his promoting website does not rank that well so far. I will get a percentage of the profit for specific rankings of his website. In addition to it I will set up a website for a local car dealer, currently I try to find someone to code the SOAP interface as I am not willing to learn the language for one website.

    Current situation:
    Basically I am working with the german and the international amazon program. I already set up some websites with content and build up my web 2.0 networks for the sites currently. You do not want to insert your links there after one article as the accounts get flagged or big G probably detects that those sites are not white hat.

    Main Tools and websites I use at the moment:


    • FCS Networker
    • SECockpit (niche research)
    • Scrapebox (finding some better web 2.0 links and index my networks, currently do not want to spend money for Lindexed or other services)
    • PageSpeed Insights by G to optimize my sites
    • WordAi (high quality spinning)
    • AddMeFast
    • WebMeUp, MajesticSEO and ahrefs for my competitors websites

    Goal for this month:


    • Earning at least $350
    • Setting up three new niche sites

    Current earning status for my sites this month:

    Amazon dot de 12/01-12/08 $59.00 +$59.00
    Amazon dot com 12/01-12/08 $20.42 +$20.42
    Please remember that the local currency for Germany is EUR so the numbers could vary a bit due to the weak dollar exchange rate.

    That's it for now. I will report my actions every here and then. Feel free to ask questions or criticize me (always up for good hints) but please don't ask for any niches I am into. I will not share them (well, except you sell me your brand new V8 Mustang for $2000). I am going to post some awesome exotic rides as photos or videos every here and then (do not worry, I credit the photographers and producers) as a motivation. Probably you are also finding a new vehicle to aim for. I would like to be able to afford my next ride, the mighty Ford Mustang V8, at age 22. My stepfather always whines about two things: global warming and my lack of independence (in his opinion) - I want to prove him wrong. ;)

    Cheers!
     
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  2. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    Best of luck on your journey buddy! :)
     
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  3. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You have a nice plan, stick to it and you should be there!

    Wishing you all the best in your journey :)
     
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  4. ikilledkenny

    ikilledkenny Junior Member

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    hey durchi,

    May we all shut our parents mouths.
    GL bro
     
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  5. durchi

    durchi Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot. Appreciate it.

    Thank you. I hope so as I really love IM and could not imagine wasting 2 hours per day to get to work my whole life.

    Do not get me wrong. They are very nice and let me sit in front of my pc most of the time. But some comments just show that they do not get the principles of an own business.
     
  6. ikilledkenny

    ikilledkenny Junior Member

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    of course, I just meant, my mom see computer as

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    go tell her there's real business and money there...
     
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  7. durchi

    durchi Regular Member

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    Add AOL mail here. After five years I finally got them to buy a new pc, but they got Windows 8 ? now I am explaining everything from the ground up again. But they also educated me so it just feels fair to give them something back (although it can really get on my nerves). :)


    Today's to-do before sleeping:

    • Creating more web 2.0 accounts
    • Rewriting a bunch of articles and adding more content to them
    • Creating new landingpages for a site to target more keywords
    • Looking for new content to blast to my web 2.0s
    • Tweaking one autoblog site a bit to get more content on individual pages (WP Robot 4, hell of a plugin!)
     
  8. Veyron

    Veyron BANNED BANNED

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    Good luck I wish you much success! :)

    Veyron
     
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  9. durchi

    durchi Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot, Veyron. Appreciate your methods as they are always open-minded and excellent out-of-the-box-thinking! Already tried them a bit but the efforts were not worth it. Probably going to try it again when I have more free time and money to invest.


    Everything finished for today. I hope FCS Networker is finally getting fixed soon, it always produces ram overloads which causes my VPS to restart. At the moment I could only create ~50 accounts at home per day. The sad part is that I cannot use proxies at home (they would work like a charm with normal connections) because my internet speed is very limited. Already cancelled the current contract some months ago as 1 MBit/s is not enough to work fluently. I hope the new provider grants more speed in January (LTE) - hopefully around 10-15 MBit/s which would be smooth to work while my gf is watching a movie or shopping for clothes. Otherwise I am always raging at my PC which could possibly result in an unhealthy blood pressure. :p

    This one is my favourite car to aim for when I got the Mustang - MB C63 AMG. It has a 5.5 litre V8 motor and just sounds.. loud. And dark. I would not say that I am some kind of MB fanboy but I just prefer the AMG engines over the other two German premium brands, Audi (quattro) and BMW (///M). Although the engine got a downsizing from 6.2 to 5.5 it still sounds adorable. Well, 'nuff said, good night ? have a productive day.

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  10. erickishere

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    Keep us updated with your journey OP
     
  11. kinlee

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    Good luck durchi! I'll be following you :)
     
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  12. Vonais

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    Really looks like you know what you're doing! How long have you been doing IM?
     
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    GL for your journey.

    i will follow it.
    -=-
     
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  14. dbdnvikas

    dbdnvikas Junior Member

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    Good luck with the Affiliate Journey :)
     
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  15. FUBSZ

    FUBSZ Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good luck OP , looking forward to seeing you make the big $$$$
     
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  16. durchi

    durchi Regular Member

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    I will try as hard as I could. Started this journey to get myself working harder and more consistent.

    Thank you! Also read your whole thread a few weeks ago to get some ideas.

    I am testing and learning since around one year. Now I feel ready to scale it up.

    Thanks guys. I work persistent and will not stop trying to reach my goals.

    Although I do a lot of unneccessary stuff during my vocational training, it has one big pro: school. I need to drive around 60 km one-way to get there but I am home earlier nevertheless, which means more free/work time. Currently around two hours until I am home, I use the time to browse several articles and brainstorm ideas plus twists. I visit school until the end of January ? getting my ass up to work!

    Today's schedule:

    • Spinning and tweaking articles for my web 2.0 blogs
    • Readjusting the AddMeFast bot as I do not earn enough points to push my sites
    • Writing new texts for one money site, then it's finished for now
    • Spying at competitors, probably one has some decent, easy to create backlinks

    Feel free to ask if you have questions regarding my techniques. Will post the Amazon stats later when I am at home and .com was being updated.
     
  17. roi300x

    roi300x Registered Member

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    Where exactly do you come from?

    Viel Erfolg! :D
     
  18. durchi

    durchi Regular Member

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    NRW, roughly 50 km to go from Dortmund (you know, BVB).
    Thanks for your wishes!

    Earnings report:


    Amazon dot de 12/09 $97.54 +$38.54
    Amazon dot com 12/09 $20.42 +$0.00

    One German site is already ranking very well and getting lots of visitors. The other one still needs more backlinks and I'm doing the mentioned onpage SEO for it today.

    Currently I have a total of three English sites, one of them running on WP Robot (autoblog with spun content) and two handmade ones. All of them get backlinks in the future, did not set any yet, the past earnings came from good longtail rankings. By the end of the month all of them have some backlinks.
     
  19. durchi

    durchi Regular Member

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    Finished the customization on one niche site. Tomorrow I will finish on another so I have some ready-made sites. The first links are being placed on my web 2.0's to get a stable backlink profile, while I am still not satisfied with my AMF script. Sometimes the site states that I closed the popup too fast although I set up a waiting time of 20 seconds - probably has to do something with the VPS. I definitely need to get this fixed as the social signals are a no-brainer backlink and traffic source, in addition to it they grant fast index times when I post something new. Did anybody experience same things? My VPS has 1GB of ram and a 3.2 ghz cpu which should be enough for basic imacros.

    Probably switching to a social signals panel when I am banking harder as the AMF method is too time-consuming when you maintain more than a handful of sites to push.

    Currently I am scraping for some abandoned tumblrs to set those up manually. Due to the last PR update by G (6th december) I could determine the quality of the blogs faster as I do not need to count on moz, alexa and domain age only. More factors are always useful if you have some experience which ones could possibly indicate a decent base structure. Not saying that I am relying on PR now only but it's a better mix for some weeks now. The tumblr method is also a very good one for beginners. You just need a copy of scrapebox, some proxies to avoid G's anger (=getting banned because of too many requests) and a keyword list which you could find with some research here. Just harvest with the custom mode looking for 'site:.tumblr.com' and you are good to go. After that filter out all alive sites (SB plugin or Xenu's link sleuth) and check for factors such as PR and mozrank. You will notice that you cannot register some blogs which are not released by tumblr yet, but it's worth the time as those aged domains are worth more than lots of other backlink sources which require even more work.

    Finishing with an AM One-77 (or should I say: One-76? One vehicle crashed already) profile shot by Alex Penfold. Sadly I have never seen one in real life but I am pretty sure that the 7.3 litre V12 sounds just as well and ground-breaking as a V12 Vanquish. Plus the magnificient look, luxury interior and fast acceleration.
    Enjoy your day as I did - feels good to be productive again. :)
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  20. Darksider

    Darksider Registered Member

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    Good luck durchi, I just bookmark this thread.I also thinking make Amazon affiliate sites thi days.I have a litle truble about keyword and competition research.Do you have any god system for this?Thanks