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Follow Me - My Success Part Deux - From $2,000 p.m. To Double & More

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by florflor, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    Hey all,

    I've been earning already up to $2,000 per month when the going is good from my online activities.

    I know in many countries that makes you a king but now where I live. Besides, I have new objectives and for that I need to double or triple my income.

    • I want a min. $150,000 house paid off mostly by cash
    • I want to establish a solid offline business
    • I want enough money to give me great life options

    Some things happened in my life recently to make me more determined to do this. I've been a little distracted in recent years but no more. I will succeed.

    Here is my time plan:

    • New (not including existing) sources income $500 p.m. by end May (~1 month)
    • then to $1,000 p.m. by end June (~2 months)
    • then to $2,000 p.m. by end August (~4 months)
    • offline business full operational by April 2012 (1 year)

    The offline business will be funded by the online, that's why I'm giving myself one year.

    This is all totally white hat.

    I'll be doing a number of online activities but in a year's time I will probably consolidate many of them and sell them off, if not before.

    I WILL share many of my methods. How can I do this? Because much of what I do is NOT niche-specific. So the methods can be shared with little to no downside for me.

    I'm going to do a number of things involving Facebook, Adsense, list building, video, outsourcing, membership sites, real products, software and more.

    What I won't be doing is relying heavily on SEO. So that means no fresh sites that rely on getting the Google love and keeping the backlinks going. The only SEO I'll be taking advantage of is from high authority sites. This makes my techniques highly repeatable for everyone else. Of course, I will reuse content on my own properties so any SEO love I get for them is a bonus, but its not primary.

    So please subscribe to this thread (you can do that when replying), ask any questions and join me for this ride. Let's do this and make our families proud. :)
     
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  2. Tim03

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    Interesting! Good luck and keep us updated.
     
  3. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    OK the first thing I am going to do is list building. I anticipate making money within the next few days. Sure, I can do one of my other ideas first but the earlier you build a list the better.

    I already have an Aweber account. I recommend them. You probably know getresponse is also good. There are others too. I think there is a cheap Aweber white label but I forget their name.

    If you don't already have an autoresponder then you can sign for Aweber $1 trial but do it only at the last moment when you're ready to pull the trigger. This way, you'll make money immediately and won't get disheartened with a bill you can't cover. So don't lose the faith if you don't have autoresponder already and please guys, help everyone out by recommending other autoresponders too.

    First we choose the niche.

    My advice:

    • DON'T choose a 1-shot niche e.g. cure acne
    • Choose a niche with lots of learning over time. e.g. hobbies, self development etc.
    • Choose a niche that has a lot of variety of topics in it. Another reason why health condition is bad because its all symptom and cure articles. EZA and other sites will reject it and google won't love your stuff
    • choose a niche that has money in it (has a good affiliate offer). Just check Adwords results and see or choose a Clickbank niche (see below).
    • Try to choose a niche that is not mega popular e.g. weight loss, forex. If you can, go for something tier 2 or tier 3
    • Clickbank is a good choice, search the low to mid gravity in the marketplace. But don't forget other affiliate networks
    • choose an Evergreen niche. Don't choose a niche that is flavour of the month. You'll regret it, even if you do make short term money.


    The plan:

    • choose the niche
    • find existing niche content
    • use it to write your own email content (around 400 words but some shorter ones is OK)
    • create squeeze page
    • preload the autoresponder with the content being emailed every 2 or 3 days (resource box/pitch at bottom of email)
    • redirect to an offer when the lead confirms.
    • do at least 7 pieces content to start with
    • use this content for articles and post to directories, especially EZA (we need to meet the minimum word count of 400 there).
    • also post it to a blog, I recommend Wordpress off your main domain (e.g. "/blog")
    • 7 to start with, now rinse and repeat to 50 articles total.

    Yes, this sounds like a lot. But you need to reach 50 so you see regular daily leads coming in. Otherwise you get disheartened and ditch the project.

    You can always outsource the content creation. Then all you need to do is do the squeeze page and load up the autoresponder.

    For squeeze page, you can get one from here. Just search. I won't recommend one because then people can tell who I am or who is doing this project and steal their content!

    Yes, anything posted on EZA will eventually be stolen by pricks. This is a sad fact of life but I think Google still rewards you a little for getting there first.

    I'll expand more on this as we go along because keyword selection is also important. Choose keywords where your articles will be on Google page one or two.

    This usually means keywords minimum 3 words and better with 4 words i.e. low competition (not for weight loss but for most tier 2 and tier 3 size niches).

    Use Google keyword tool to get the keywords. Do a quick search and look at the top 10. Sure, you can use Market Samurai but you can also look at top 10 and see for yourself what kind of sites are there.

    Are whole Google top 10 all specific to the niche? If so, you will never rank (unless prepared to backlink). Are top 10 full of squidoos and other weird big sites? Then go for it!

    Don't be afraid to go for keywords with low searches. Most marketers don't bother so you have little competition. And Google tool is often wrong anyway!

    If you can't be bothered to do 50 pieces content, just outsource it! Unless you know a good article writer, don't bother hiring an individual. I've had a lot of trouble with this. Use a service like textbroker instead. Any other recommendations for article writing sites anyone can give?

    I'll update soon with my steps. Probably I will create 2 or 3 sites like this. Why? Because one will do much better than the others. Which one makes the most money and requires the least effort will win..


    Now join me with this and report your earnings too. I'm off now to find my niche(s).

    Oh I nearly forgot. I have an easy method to help write the content. Search Youtube playlists on niches (use EZA for niche inspiration). Then just watch the videos and make an article on each one. This is easier than rewriting articles. It's your own version, no copyrights broken. videos are from multiple sources.

    Open up EZA, find a niche, search it in Youtube playlists, find a big list of videos, start to watch, write about the video as you watch it. Create 7 contents to start with. Don't worry about the titles as you do it as you will use Google Suggest and/or Google Keyword tool to find good unique titles. EZA will never reject your articles as they will all be different.

    Now join me. I'm going to 50 for one niche before I do the next. 7 is enough to launch but don't switch niche till you hit 50. I will launch within 2 to 3 days. I want to do my 50 pieces of content within a week, ideally less. With the video technique, I really believe it will not be difficult.
     
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  4. unik101

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    Great man,
    Thanks for sharing your "quest" :)
    I wish you all the best.
     
  5. twitter.followers

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    Thanks for the great advice,
    also Good luck with your journey. :)
     
  6. florflor

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    Well I've already found 5 niches and looking for more before I pick 2 or 3 and the first one to start with.

    You see, people create their own playlists on Youtube for stuff they like and want to go back to. Perfect basis for our email content (and send the occasional video too - mixed media is always good).

    btw health niches can be good but you need to be careful.

    For example, a disease that is complex and not easy to diagnose or cure may have 100 different tips to help cure it. But something like hemorrhoids, dudes there's only so much you can write about them so personally I would avoid that niche!

    Oh yeah, and if you think my ambitions are unrealistic then I'll tell you that I make about $300 from one niche where I use this technique. So 2 or 3 of these will be enough to meet my first target.

    Will report back soon. I will tell you later my technique for copywriting my squeeze page bullets, it works very well.

    Till then, ttfn
     
  7. worky

    worky Newbie

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    Subscribed! Thanks for sharing, this will be interesting.

    $300...is that per month or per day on the one you already have?

    And what kind of monitization? Adsense? Cpa? Clickbank?

     
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    Great detail! Subscribed.
     
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    Subscribed, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Subscribed, looking forward for the updates :)
    Good luck
     
  11. florflor

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    Hey worky, the $300 is per month. I started the project just a few months ago and wrote about 50 articles.

    Most sales come on the sign-up confirmation. A few come later on the follow-ups. And then of course there are the broadcasts - usually I get anything from 1 to 5 sales per broadcast. The list is now at about 1,000.

    The mistake I made with the niche is that it does not have longevity.

    This is why I want to tell everyone - only go for a niche that is "evergreen". Or will at least last a few years.

    The monetisation is Clickbank. I think I will stick with Clickbank for these lists.


    Actually, that list was not so much of a "learning" niche. There are several similar products to promote but really, once they have bought, they don't really need anything else from me. So it's not ideal.

    Of course, one-shot-niches do have their advantages. The product promoted is a perfect solution to the prospect's problem.

    Even now, I still get tons of leads for this niche. It's a shame it's not evergreen, I'm not sure what to do with the site now!

    btw here is why I say you need to write 50 articles and only then look for the results. Then you will see a nice amount of leads added per day. Check it out, I didn't do any work on this for maybe 3 months! :D

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    Remember to find a niche that has a nice variety of topics in it. And do not go for tier 1 niches. My experience is you can write long tails and Google barely give you any time of day. So this means NO: forex, seduction, weight loss, etc. I know you could be tempted but I am telling you to avoid that, it won't work. Not in my experience anyway.

    I'm going to keep finding niches. Though I am tempted to share some I don't use, I shouldn't because it means that you'll have competition. You are better of finding them yourself. Do it manually using CB Analytics or CB Engine.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Great info and tips.

    Subscribed!

    Also, you seemed like you have a well-thought out plan. With deadlines and goals--- I think this is what I lack from my IM activities. So I better learn from this.

    Thanks again.
     
  14. worky

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    So what if you find a niche that would be good, but there is no clickbank product for it? Is there another place I can look to find a good product to solicit?

    I know there are cpa products, but sometimes I even have a hard time finding something there.

    I am also a little confused because I thought weight loss WAS an evergreen niche. I know it is too broad, but if I targeted acai berry weight loss right now, then once it gets saturated, I can change it to HCG weight loss, right?

    Or am I missing the point totally here....which happens from time to time..LOL:eek:
     
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    Wow, I love how you explain what you're doing, give tips,
    and top it off with your own journal!
    Subscribed!

    Best regard & good luck!
     
  16. florflor

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    Yes, you could still monetise it. Go to Ezinearticles and find similar articles. There may even be an entire category. Follow the links to find out what products people are pushing.

    Personally, I HATE checks. I don't mind Paypal but I much prefer money straight into my bank account and this is why I use Clickbank. I will look at Plimus in future though because I really want one of those debit cards.

    CPA is not really suited to this kind of niche targeting in my view. It's better in markets where you probably won't get regular (higher value) sales.

    You are right, it IS an evergreen niche. You are right to find a sub-niche instead. However, I've found that with my own methods I can never rank for keywords even in a sub-niche of a very popular niche. It's almost as if as soon as I put the word "diet" in an article that Google makes my EZA articles drop like a stone! Now, I have a minority opinion on this - here you'll find many people able to rank by backlinking like hell.

    However, I am totally white hat in this respect. Backlinks are grey hat and I could easily see Google's next update trying to fight back against the mass backlinks as opposed to the genuine ones. If you think you can get the traffic for a sub-niche, by all means go for it.

    hehe, it's probably my writing style more than anything :D
     
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    Niches Selected

    So I was up late last night (as I often am, at my best) and narrowed down those niches.

    Here are some reasons I rejected them, this will help you to reject a niche and see what is left over:

    • too big a niche (tier 1)
    • all CB products have puny gravities (<5) could mean no money in the niche
    • sales pages with opt-in forms (not always bad but could be stealing your traffic)
    • no emotional desire in prospect (read below)
    • too "visual" for written content
    • not diverse enough a subject, would be tough to write 50 different content
    • no products
    • too narrow a niche, probably not big enough of a market
    • too difficult to write for the niche (time consuming) unless you outsource

    I basically narrowed it down to 5. It should be 3 but I'm like this:

    Niche A - decided

    Niche B or C - choose one

    Niche D or E - choose one


    So I'll start with A for now. Now I need to bang out 7 articles. Actually, change of plan, I'm going to bang out 17 instead which is just over a third of all the articles I want to do.

    Reason being, every time I've done my initial launch, I've found it a PITA to go back later and fill the autoresponder with more follow-ups. So at least this way I can schedule 17 emails every 2 or 3 days which means over a month of emails automatically sent to the prospect.

    Time to write. I'll be back.
     
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    Subscribed!! :D
     
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    Well, it is interesting. Good Luck for it!
     
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    Well, it is interesting. Good Luck for it!