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FIrst IM Journey Whoop Whoop

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Hunkwithsomefunk, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Hunkwithsomefunk

    Hunkwithsomefunk Newbie

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    Hi everyone, this is my first IM Journey! Welcome!

    I'm going to keep this pretty short and sweet so I can spend more time working on my project!

    Background:

    I've been lurking for about a year and now have the available time to start working on a project. I'm currently working a 9-5 (but I don't have school anymore, whoop whoop), so I need to limit my time allocation for the project to about 15 hr / week.

    Objective:

    Make $175 / month (My student loan payment amount) by June 19th with Bluematter's Adsense method (in money making section, I can't post links yet)

    I'll be posting updates about every other day since I'll only be able to work on this for about an hour / day except for Saturdays which is when I'll be putting in the majority of hours for this project.

    3/19/2015
    -Completed main KW research
    -Bought a domain / hosting
    -Started Journey Thread
    -Set up WP and chose theme

    ttyl,
     
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  2. this_is_dev

    this_is_dev Junior Member

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    Good luck OP. I think your objective/month can increase as you progress.
     
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  3. eXampL

    eXampL Power Member

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    Good luck OP! One piece of advice though: set higher goals.
     
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  4. White Night

    White Night Power Member

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    Good luck with your journey
     
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  5. blommas

    blommas Senior Member

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    ClickBank, Adsense, Amazon ?? Good luck and set higher goals
     
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  6. TheTransporter

    TheTransporter Newbie

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    Try avoiding "whoop whoop" when you are writing content for your blog, other than that, good luck OP!
     
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  7. sam1277

    sam1277 Registered Member

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    As he said whoop whoop
     
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  8. Mclovinn

    Mclovinn Junior Member

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    Good luck OP.

    Remember to be consistent, and don't give up at the first hurdle!

    All the best :)
     
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  9. Hunkwithsomefunk

    Hunkwithsomefunk Newbie

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    I'd usually agree with you, but since I'm so new at this I feel I need to build some confidence by crushing a modest goal :) Once I see some fruit, I'll adjust my expectations.
     
  10. Hunkwithsomefunk

    Hunkwithsomefunk Newbie

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    Dang, "whoop whoop" was my main keyword ;)
     
  11. Damian000

    Damian000 Newbie

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    Good Luck on the Journey. What Monetization Method are you planing on using? Adsense?
     
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  12. Hunkwithsomefunk

    Hunkwithsomefunk Newbie

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    3/21/2015

    Ok, so I just finished with A LOT of deep niche / keyword research. I feel that I've learned 2 really valuable lessons today:

    1) I think I the whole concept of site building for seo has become much clearer. From what I understand, ranking your main keyword is your primary goal, with it being the most broad and highly searched of your keywords (I.E. "Puppies"). Secondary keywords are phrases that have your main keyword in them, but they get more specific, with less traffic potential and are kind of like categories of your main keyword (I.E. "Labrador Puppies). Long tail keywords are really specific phrases that are related to both the main keyword and secondary keyword, but have the lowest traffic potential (I.E. "Labrador Puppies with Pimples").

    Essentially, you're trying to rank your main keyword, by using phrases that can also rank for themselves and generate their own traffic. Is this the gist of it? Should all of my articles be somehow related to my main keyword?

    2) I learned that my main keyword is going to run out of steam really fast. I found 3-4 secondary keywords and some long tail keywords, but I can't see being able to have more than about 30 posts between all of them. However, is it ok to use the "same" secondary keyword, but twist it? I.E. if one of my secondary keywords is "cute puppies", could I also write an article about "puppies that are cute"? Would this send a "red flag" to google and hurt my rankings?

    ttyl,
     
  13. manjeet036

    manjeet036 Elite Member

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    looking nice.. preplanned work.. good luck for your journey mate...