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Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by 1morenoob, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. 1morenoob

    1morenoob BANNED BANNED

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    Thought I'd start a journey thread to help with motivation and ask some (a lot) of noob questions along the way.

    About me:

    25 from south of England but living up in Scotland. Made some decent money trading bitcoins/bets until about a year ago. Started selling e cigs on ebay 7 months ago, been selling around £7,000 a month, don't tend to work out actual gross profit as everything gets smashed with charges+postage on ebay but after that its around £2,000 a month, then paying myself £700 and the rest has gone into more stock. Have 2 other stealth accounts also (included in the 7000 a month)
    They seem to be actually following their rules now though on ebay, just got a 1 month ban which is nearly finished but expecting a perm one soon so hence putting actual effort into the website. On the plus side the prices on there have gone right up due to a lot of it getting removed.
    Had everything indexed 6-7 days ago. Got 1 order a day the last 3 days, all the same product thats new and not many others have it. Ranking on the 3rd page for 'product uk', only 2 guys above me actually have the product, the rest is just random trash.
    Ordered a few services from here. a few 2-3 page web 2.0s and 3 10 article web 2.0s which I'm planning on sending some decent links at. A press release that isn't done yet. Small pack of 'emerging eclipse thats not done yet either. And 1 of howard hughes services which is web 2.0s,image links etc.
    Also ordered 6 expired domains, that I'm going to slowly set up as a pbn.
    Registered on 5 forums, theres 2 main ones in the UK that are free so thats the main goal for the weekend, make some fwends on there and have a giveaway so I can get some fb,twitter shares.
    Planning on setting up a satellite type review site in a couple of weeks where I link to myself and then get some of affiliate codes from American vendors. Also have a EMD domain that I might try and set up as a direct money site with just 1 product.

    Goals for weekend: Find someone cheap to rewrite 5-10 guides for my money site. Find someone to write 2-3 high quality articles for money site.
    Check through and edit the 3 big web 2.0s I had done.
    Get active on the forums I've just registered on. Start posting consistently on social media.
    Relist on ebay, should last a while if I don't use certain words.
    Get 1000 or so leaflets printed so I can start sending them with ebay orders.
    Set up a decent looking mass email ready to test on 1-200 emails from my paypal
    Watermark some images for gumtree.


    Open to any tips on ideal/safe services to use and how will be best to use the pbn I'm going to set up
     
  2. 1morenoob

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    update

    Waiting to be approved on the main forums. Theres 1 that charges £60 a month if I want banners up on the side etc. Think I'll get that.
    Messaged the guy who did my a leaflet, just need address and phone number put on then I'll get those printed.
    Editing the web 2.0s tonight
    Ended up ordering 12 expired domains, will start working on those tonight.
    Ordered a 1500 word post, asked for it to be sarcastic taking the p*ss out of the studies coming out at the moment, e.g the last 1 in the UK tested e liquid on a mouse with a human dose lol.
    ordered social signals and image links also.

    No orders on the website yesterday, got 1 today for £40, around £15 profit. No idea how they're finding me I'm on like the 5th page for that.
    Took 200 email address' out of paypal, had to do them 1 by 1, no bots for that? Will try set up a email tomorrow but I'm trash at stuff like that

    Went out last night also if anyone wants pulling tips, you should go in the smoking area, use 1 of the recent vaporizers and you get loads of birds wanting a go lol
     
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    1morenoob BANNED BANNED

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    noob questions coming..

    Got some web 2.0s i want to start sending links to, was going to just do blog comments but what do I do, just any blogs? Mostly contextual? And then put a naked link to money site?
    Am I supposed to track the ranks of all the web 2.0s so I know when one is penalized?
     
  4. whothefisalex

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    i like this journey keep going!, afraid i cant answer your question, but i am also in the UK and starting something similar with profits i also made on ebay
     
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    haha yeah keep seeing people say they don't want to rely on google, give me google over ebay any day lol
     
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    update

    Going quite well, websites getting 2-3 orders a day from google searches. Using mailchimp to mail old ebay buyers. Got 30% opens,12% clicks the first time with 3 orders from 500 people, last time I put more links in the mail and got 28% opens 18% clicks and 6 orders. Might get someone to make me a email.

    main ebay got another 30 day ban, just going to sell accessories on it when unbanned as they're allowed, will send a leaflet with each which I think should work fairly well seeing as most has been removed from ebay.
    Sending out a note with my stealth accounts saying 'official authorized distributor of 'mycompany' lol. Registered on forums but not much interest, they mostly want the more advaned vaporizers that I don't sell much, people in the UK seem to have a issue paying vat/import tax, seems more noticeable on higher value items, profit margin is only like 20% if I sell those which isn't high enough for me as gives me cash flow issues aswell.

    Have a VA working on my web 2.0s and expired domains, not really sure what to target with it.

    Also don't understand what 'impressions' mean in webmaster tools? Assumed it meant people who had clicked on the page of google that I'm on but seems too high to be that?
    Also using proranktracker which is showing the search volume way lower than it should be
     
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    Impressions is basically the number of times a webpage has been shown to users on google.

    Good luck on your journey