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From Rags to Riches - Aff. Website Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by lecram, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. lecram

    lecram Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    this is my Journey to build up a Affiliate Website and profit from it.

    Topic is from rags to riches, not that I'm poor, but meaning the website as I go from zero to $$$.

    A little about me, I am doing an apprenticeship (yes i am from germany) at a big car manufacturer.:rolleyes:
    I had english advanced course in school, so I think I can write a bit :p

    Why only 20€ a day?

    I am able to pay everything and go out and stuff, but I'd like to save a bit more and buy more things ;)

    My first milestone is 20€/day, not much but thats the first step.
    Further milestones will come later.
    Also I think that most people give up because they set their dreams to high.

    Have a longtime goal (eg 100 a day) but have short time goals like 5 or 10 a day to motivate yourself!

    Basically I bought a expired domain which was first registered in 2013 and had a PR1, on top Ahrefs says 380 backlinks. If i remember DA was 19.
    I snapped it for 5 bucks so I'm ok with that :D

    So...

    How am I going to make the money?


    • Build a review/money site
    • include CB and Amazon
    • maybe adsense (but I think this is nonsense)

    What have I done so far?


    • Got a wordpress site running
    • Put a nice theme on it
    • made a logo in photoshop
    • wrote 3 dummy articles

    Profit 0$
    Expenses 5$ Domain+10$ renewal+80$ hosting(2 years)= 95$

    What am I planning to do next?


    • write more articles
    • build traffic
    • build links (first i'd like to write some top quality articles then do some link work)
    • maybe get some expired web2.0s
    • KW research


    Wish me luck, stay safe and give me your thoughts.:)

    lecram
     
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    Good luck man, I'll be following :)
     
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    good luck on your journey m8
     
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    Thank you all so far!

    So I've been doing a KW research for a CB product and ,oh my, I think I found gold.
    5400 monthly searches on google us, and low competition (13/100 difficulty).

    Will do an article on this product and will probably rank pretty fast.

    What I forgot to mention is that I will bring in some tips from phpbuilt's SEO guide.
     
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    Good luck! Be sure to do your keyword research :)
     
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    Good luck. Just be sure to make an in-depth research of the existing backlinks so you won't get banned in the future for them etc.
     
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  8. lecram

    lecram Registered Member

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    Worst backlink rating of the Url is 6 and worst Domain Rating is 36.
    I'm not an expert in backlinks but I think its ok?
     
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    Update 4/11/2015
    Earnings 0?
    Expenses 95?
    So what I did was...

    I wrote an 700+ word article with 0.5-0.7% KW density on the CB product I chose.

    What will I do next?



    • [*=left]Will publish it later on my website.

      [*=left]Look for new products to promote.
      [*=left]May take a look into a Amazon Best of
      [*=left]Look where my article will rank and give update on it later

    Hope you all do well.
    All I can say is that a Journey thread helps you to follow your goals, as I'm eager to feed you news
    :cool:

    See you later,

    lecram





     
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    Update 05/11/2015
    Profit 0?
    Expenses 95?


    What I did...

    Had some problems with the server and wordpress, so I researched.
    I searched for KWs products and niches.
    Marked a few interesting products for review.

    What will I do next?

    New review of at least 700 words, maybe best of with 1000+
    Check ranking of the old one

    Stay safe,

    lecram
     
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    Viel Erfolg from a fellow German ;)
     
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    is your blog is multi niche? how do you select the name of your domain?
     
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    Want to know as well how niche the site is, or you targeting a lot of different products?

    Also have you started any offsite SEO yet, if not when do you plan to start that?
     
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    Good luck, OP!

    One question: Why do you do the keyword research after you made the website? Why you didn't do it before the website creation? Are there any reasons?

    Thanks for your answers.
     
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    Subscribed! Keep up the great work! :)
     
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    Good luck on your journey. Best wishes.
     
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    thanks a lot.


    thank you!

    Because I do different niches on the website

    I am targeting different niches/products.
    Off site seo will be done later, I plan on buy/create web 2.0s.



    indeed, multi niche.
    I try to come up with something that fits all :D



    thanks buddy!

     
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    Update 9/11/15
    What have I done?

    Was pretty busy on the weekend so all I did was fixing my wordpress error so I can go ham again.
    I had to backup the whole wordpress because I couldn't fix it alone. Don't know what I did to get this error
    :D

    What will I do?



    • Take a look if everything still works fine
    • Update the article again
    • go HAM in the next days!


    Also again thank you all for following/noticing my journey!

    Stay safe,

    lecram
     
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    Good luck to your journey.Waiting to hear more from you more often
     
  20. lecram

    lecram Registered Member

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    Expenses still 95


    thank you.

    What have I done so far?
    Had a dream this night, that my page got flooded with organic search traffic lol.
    I loaded my site into Google Webmaster Tool and Analytics as I read that this may give a boost.

    My article with the 5,400 search KW is up and the two dummy articles.
    I revised the page design so I took everything down yesterday.
    I now have a accent color that is a bright orange with a little red in it.
    This accent color is on the H1 Title and the CTA buttons.

    What will I do?
    Write a best of article of a KW that has decent traffic (found one with 1000 searches and low competition)
    Had a long day of school today and yesterday, thats because I did not write one until now.

    What I'd like to know?
    How do you guys make sure your site is on point in terms of SEO.
    What I do is bring the KW in the H1 title and try to keep the density below 1%.

    Stay safe,

    lecram
     
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