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Follow me on my Journey to $1500 per Month!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by blackx, May 25, 2012.

  1. blackx

    blackx Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Inspired by many of the journals around here I decided to start one of my own so that I can finally get down to making some good money again. I'm 19 and I've been a part-time internet marketer for about 4 years now, and due to family pressure I've always prioritized studies over my IM interests. My family isn't all that wealthy, but they don't believe the internet to be able to cater to a long-term income and maybe that's because I'm from a developing country.

    Well, now that I'm in a good college and having worked my ass off for studies the entire year, I'm now free and ready to get back on track for the summers. In the past I've made around $500 per month as the maximum and my main source of money has been a blog that I've been running ever since I got into IM.

    The reason why I'm so pumped up at the moment is because my blog has now stopped making money anymore as I am among the latest victims of the Google Penguin update. My blog has been consistently ranking in the top 5 for some highly competitive keywords and has now fallen totally out of the SERPs. This has taught me that it's foolish to put all your eggs in one basket, and especially if that basket is called Google. :p

    I'm not only going to try and revive my blog from the deep pit it has fallen into, but I will also try my luck with Youtube/CPA and adsense. I want to achieve my aim of $1500 per month by the end of July. It's quite late in the night where I live, so tomorrow morning I will post my plan for the day and get this thing going.

    Over the period I've come to see that BHW is a wonderful place where new and innovative things are shared everyday. I hope that I'll be able to make some worthy contributions to this forum as well, and I would highly appreciate all suggestions/advice/help from other BHW members that can help me along the way in achieving this target. Take care, and hope to see you around this thread. :)

    My action plan for Day 1:
    - Research on a rescue strategy for my main blog
    - Do keyword research for a new niche blog
    - Sign-up for a few reliable CPA networks
     
  2. blackx

    blackx Registered Member

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    I've been working rigorously since the last three days and meanwhile forgot totally about this thread. Well, here is my progress for the first three days.

    Day 1:
    - Devised a thorough rescue strategy for the main blog
    - Wrote an article for the blog
    - De-optimized the main page of the blog
    - Edited 5 articles rigorously for putting less optimization on them

    My focus is to change the blog to a great extent. Moreover, the blog has over 150 posts on it, so I'm also thinking of editing each and everyone in order to have them updated to the latest information and remove all the 3 year old optimization from them.

    I spent day 2 manually commenting on around 30 blogs and researching the link profiles of other websites in my niche that are still ranking good. The rankings are still a little ridiculous, but I have spotted the weak spots where I'm losing out and although it could take me about 2 to 3 months to fully recover, but I'm thinking that putting in that effort would be quite worth it.

    Here's my action plan for today (Day 3):
    - Write another article for the blog
    - Deoptimize and change more of the previous posts
    - Research more on the Youtube/CPA strategy
    - Find popular and less-saturated niche for the youtube to CPA offer income model

    I hope today turns out to be as productive as the last two days. The research for the rescue of the main blog took me quite a lot of time as I needed to make a firm plan that I could stick to. I will also start posting income details by the 8th day...
     
  3. martin.hobok

    martin.hobok Regular Member

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    Best of luck to you!
     
  4. BacklinkBasket

    BacklinkBasket Registered Member

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    Hey mate, good luck, you aren't that much younger than me tbh :)
     
  5. xyzabc

    xyzabc Registered Member

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    hi!
    a best of luck for your journey keep us updated we are seeing it! :)
     
  6. SocialCreativeOnline

    SocialCreativeOnline Newbie

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    Having a network of blogs and articles in different niches can help bring in more income. Best of luck to you
     
  7. cataraqui

    cataraqui Newbie

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    No more updates? Lol interesting read.