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Getting a sustainable income from IM. General journey of a 18 year old.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by rushuna, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. rushuna

    rushuna Regular Member

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    I'm a 18 year old and new to internet marketing. Lurked around a lot and finally taking action. I do content service which generated me 1k in cash and more. I also have a job and I get paid via paypal so that gets me more cash in the account. Live in parent's house so that gives me zero expenses and gives me 100% time to focus on IM. Not going to college yet and pursuing IM. It's a retarded idea but given my situation I can afford to do it.

    Had a bunch of failures including a hebrew site, amazon affiliate site, and facebook advertising.

    So, this journey is going to detail how I build wealth and income. My goal is to get a higher net worth and more income. Ideally, 50k-100k a year. That's going to be done by building out sites with easy keyword competition make money and do a exit or keep it for income.

    I have about 1k-2k cash available to me for spending. I have more access to capital if I can prove to my Dad that I can make a income online. So, I have leeway of spending stuff. Here's the following assets I have for IM.

    1 PBN
    20 Web 2.0s
    2k cash
    Long Tail Pro

    (For some reason google keyword planner isn't giving me a lot of data then it used to. Always show me that there's an error to the data and isn't giving me a lot of data like I see in other people's videos. This is further cemented the fact that I tried to access the keyword planner through another email account and it prompted me to do a adwords campaign. I only have access to a paypal account and not a bank acc.)



    Going to buy more PBNs and get more 2.0s. Learning and perfecting keyword research and hunting easy keywords to rank for.

    Also building 50 2.0s for split testing purpose because I really have no idea what works and doesn't work. So much contradictory information lol. Will do split testing when I feel like I need to.

    Will hunt easy keywords and do affiliate stuff. I'm also going to dabble into local SEO and find keywords to rank for that people will have value over. Already attempted to do this and had a JV with a irl friend. He ended up calling 30 numbers and it failed. Now he's doing other things and I have to make the calls myself. (I admit I'm scared as shit of doing and just flat out lazy.) Will find keywords and rank them and offer people to list their service on the site.

    I hope that you guys can get some value from this thread and my learning experience as I go through this journey. There's going to be a lot of failures and eventually I know I'm going to make it as I learn. Just gotta fuck up a few times, learn from other people's mistakes and commit.

    Will get success eventually :p
     
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  2. cfs40

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    Sounds like you've done your research and you are motivated. Make sure that doesn't change. You got this man
     
  3. rushuna

    rushuna Regular Member

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    Thanks. Yeah, I have a rough idea of what I'm doing based on the amazing threads I have read on BHW. Let's see how my efforts go :p

    Update:

    Made another extra $130 in writing content.

    Keyword research is being difficult as I'm looking for easy to rank stuff. Looking for less then 25 PA/DA for easy keywords. Still working on it.

    Subscribed to a free course that teaches you to write better content. Person knows her stuff and I'm implementing it for my clients. This is a great skill for me because I can write good content on any sites I plan to build.

    Still haven't registered the 2.0s because I'm getting lazy. Will create 10 bloggers before I re-update this thread.

    Pretty sure bloggers can be ranked if the keywords are easy enough. Let's see how the split testing goes.
     
  4. onelettershor

    onelettershor Supreme Member

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    an extra $130 will be really beneficial for you, I wish you luck for this journey c:
     
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    Wow, looks like you know your stuff so it shouldn't be too much for you to handle. Good luck on journey!
     
  6. rushuna

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    Thank you! Yeah, more money helps. There's more where that's coming from. Gives me a lot of leeway.

    I just read a lot before I took action. You can do the same bro. Thanks for the support.

    Ordered 5 high PA weeblys for 50 dollars on a BHW thread.


    I finally struck gold! Found really easy to target keywords. It took me some time but I found it while browsing offervault. Commissions are insane and I found a bunch of long tails that looks easy to rank for. All of them has low PA/DA and barely any of them are authority sites. Problem is that it's going to be hard to convert. Commissions are so high that all it will take is 1-3 people signing up to make end's meet. Let's see how much of a uphill battle it will be. Keywords are so easy.

    Contacted the CPA network and see if my application will be reviewed. I'll dig into more keywords if my application is accepted. Then I'll check out the backlinks of the top 10 results and see what I'm dealing with. Then I'll begin creating a site, get the content done, and build links.

    Going to do more keyword research if it doesn't work out.


    UPDATE

    Got accepted into the network. :p Will probably get a phone call later.

    Going to dive hard into keyword research because this stuff looks really easy to rank for.

    I also ordered 30 dollars worth of keyword research from Andres in a BST. If I can get some easy keywords to work with now then I'll be able to take action and work on the site.

    Keywords are in Amazon. :p

    Got two things to work on now. The easy keywords I discovered myself and the amazon keywords that I ordered. Let's see how it goes.

    Yeah, I'm spending a lot in cash but I easily recover a lot of it back with my content business. Gotta pay attention to the amount I'm spending though.

    Just checked my paypal acc. Still got a lot of cash to spend. Didn't know I had this much :eek:

    Will be all worth it in the end.





     
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  7. rushuna

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    Ordered more tumblr 2.0s and doing more keyword research. I can't believe these keywords are so easy to rank for though. I'm missing something here. Collecting a list.

    Ordered a shared ahrefs account on fiverr. 70 dollars a month is too much for me. I'll do heavy backlink research with the ahrefs account.

    Diving into lead generation and applied for 3 pay per call networks. Let's see if they accept me. Some of the payouts range from 30- a few hundred dollars per call. Keywords are easy to rank given my growing PBN network. Let's see how it goes.

    Plans are to rank a youtube video for a bunch of keywords associated with the pay per call network.

    Made 50 dollars in content today. Working out an agreement to do 50-100 articles with a client. Not sure if he's going to bite.
     
  8. rushuna

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    Got my keywords from the BST. Everything looks good as it's low competition. Buying hosting from Bluehost and registering a new domain. Hopefully, random ranking factor doesn't fuck me over.

    Got a $37 dollar theme that's designed for amazon affiliates. Installed the theme and adding in all the plugins. Going to do a lot of research in my niche tomorrow and plan out content structure.

    Will be writing most of my content by myself and plan on outsourcing it as well.
     
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    Awesome start to your journey. In my other online ventures just taking action and testing and failing is what got me ahead. You have a solid game plan and are going to do great. Just keep pushing forward.
     
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    Love seeing people work towards being entrepreneurs while they're young. Best of luck to you!
     
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  11. rushuna

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    Lol at the one star for this thread. Haters going to hate?

    Got accepted into the pay per call network. Pretty easy to get into if you are willing to talk to them over the phone. Applied to 4 pay per call offers. They pay anything from 7-30 dollars per call. Once I get accepted I'll start ranking local keywords that are relevant to the pay per call offer. Issue, is that they require you to have the traffic you sent them to talk to them for 3 minutes+. Meaning, I'm going to need to rank a lot of local terms. Can be done.

    Hired someone to write a bulk of the content for my affiliate site.
    Had some issue with my PBN which got fixed.
    Learning a little bit about SAPE and might get an funded account. (Really hard to do.)
    Looked at some of the tumblrs I bought in ahrefs and found a couple of really good backlinks. Some were ok and some were great.
     
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    THIS... This one part alone sets you apart from 99% of the newbies out there. All the best for your success.
     
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  13. rushuna

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    Thanks for the support. There's just so much information that contradicts each other. I once followed nichepursuits and was under the impression that PBNs were dead. Then I stumble onto this forum and boom PBNs are all the rage. I hear things like diversity of links is important and then I read that diversity of links doesn't even matter.

    SAPE links work. SAPE links are bad.

    Pagerank is dead yet people use pagerank as a metric. Domain Authority is useless. Page Authority is useless. Then I hear contradictory information saying that they're great to use.

    And so much more.

    So I'll be testing out things to make sense of it all. Will post more about my tests once I get a lot more money flowing in. Currently, I'm testing if tumblr blogs can help you rank. Going to send a couple of these blogs into my lone PBN to see if it does anything.

    Update:

    Got 40 tumblr blogs in total. Ordered another 120 from a seller. Some of these backlinks that I see on these tumblrs are really awesome. Going to stop buying tumblr blogs after this order is delivered.

    Getting a friend to help me open a SAPE account.

    Person I hired to work on affiliate is currently working on my content. Didn't really want to pay anything upfront so I offered 15% of the site's sales for three months. Person is still undecided on the matter. At the moment he's creating a guide to purchasing the product. Going to be around 2k words.

    Site structure is going to be a big homepage article. There will be a product table that they'll immediately see when they visit the site. Then the bottom will be for the people who are undecided about their purchase and want more information. Doing 5 products. Products are 100+ and are in an interesting niche.

    There'll be five detailed product reviews. Will gather information from forums + amazon reviews. At this point it's just creating content at this point.

    Told my content writer to use the top 3 sites that are ranked (all review sites) and basically use that information to write all the content on the site.

    Doing as much research as I can on amazon affiliate sites.

    Still waiting for the PPC guys to accept my requests. Can't wait to get started on that one.
     
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  14. YoLoSwaGMaAN

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    subscribed to the thread! this seems interesting and wish u the best haters gon hate
     
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  15. rushuna

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    Here's another upcoming project.

    Bought some adsense keywords from Andres for $18. Will have to wait a day or two for them to be delivered.

    Going to test drive these tumblrs by creating a free weebly account. (Don't want to spend on hosting) Going to be a micro niche site. If it fails then that's no issue because I can just remove the tumblr link and ditch the site. Great thing about weebly is that it accepts adsense.

    Once the keywords are made I'll set up the weebly. Throw in some content and then I'll apply for adsense.
     
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    You've chosen a good strategy - targeting low comp keywords. It's better to rank top 3 for 10 low comp keywords, than try to rank for medium ones and fail at ~2nd page.
     
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  17. rushuna

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    Not much of an update. Waiting for keywords + tumblrs.

    Writer's plugging away and writing content for the site. Did some content for clients.

    Messed up with the pay per call network. In order to get accepted you have to upload what the ad is going to be. Going to re-adjust and give them what they want.
     
  18. rushuna

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    Using meathead's method which can be found here

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/359445-easy-100-day-perfect-noobs.html



    Found a niche to target and created a weebly based around that. Going to be a fake persona who has a problem and experimenting with different products as a result. Signed up for an affiliate program based on that niche which pays 20% commission. Will be making around 2-5 dollars a sale. Found some interesting places where I can plug in a link.

    Going to work on the site a bit then start doing the work and posting it around in different places.

    This is a great way for me to earn some money to fund my other ventures.

    Let's see how it turns out.
     
  19. rushuna

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    Fulfilled some orders for content.

    No update on the Amazon affiliate site yet. Writer still writing.
    Adsense keywords will be delivered tomorrow.

    Pay per call network have approved of my applications. They want to see the video that I plan on using to send leads to them. Ordered a video testimonial on fiverr. Will send them the video. Going to rank the video through the use of my 2.0 network and a google/youtube glitch that I learned.

    Another pay per call network needs more information from me including bank stuff. Getting my own bank account set up tomorrow so that I can get my own paypal/debit card (having been using a relative's paypal this whole time.) This will allow me to set up a SAPE account as well. (Friend decided not to open one for me because of the hassles involved funding it.)

    In the meantime I'll experiment with a SAPE link that costs about 5 dollars a month. Will point this to a 2.0 to see what it does.

    Working on the meathead method. Building my fake blog out before I start posting it in relevant places. Love how I don't need SEO for this.
     
  20. rushuna

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    Slowing down my content business as I have no interest in doing it anymore

    Told my writer to stop writing the amazon affiliate site and focus on adsense site. Adsense keywords were delivered. Really like what I got. Getting writer to write content about that topic. Found a interesting expired domain for the adsense site that has good metrics and good backlinks but I couldn't register it because bluehost wants to verify my account. Oh well. Don't really mind it either way.

    Put some work into the meathead method. Blog looks pretty real and put some real thought into it. Created a fake persona, fake story and everything. Doing some extensive research in the niche to ensure that potential readers get genuine value from my blog. Found a relevant reddit thread to get some potential traffic. There's some places to comment on that could get me highly targeted traffic.

    Pay per call is 90% accepted. Video got delivered and I uploaded it on YouTube. Bought some social signals, weebly links, and pointing some tumblrs to it. In contact with a SAPE seller to point some powerful links to the tumblrs. I'm in a really competitive niche hence the reason for SAPE links. Let's see if it works. Interested in this experiment.