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HenryHavoc's Authority Site Journey to $100 a Day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by HenryHavoc, May 3, 2016.

  1. HenryHavoc

    HenryHavoc Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Background
    I suck at journeys. Like really bad. I think this is my third one in the last year and I hope to make this the one that doesn't fail. One thing I've learned about IM over the years is to never give up. I've always dreamed of $100 autopilot a day, and this time I'm going to work my ass off to make it work. As I get older and more mature, I am beginning to look at IM more as an investment that grows over time and less of a smash and grab gig. So what's better to suit this type of thinking than the most painstaking way to long term income: an authority site.

    The Domain
    I grabbed an expired, 10 year old domain with good metrics. It's my baby and I could probably sell it for good $$$ without doing anything to it.

    The Content
    I am following the RankXL guide to making an authority site, so I will be focusing less on SEO and more on cranking out high quality content. I hired a writer a while back on BHW and he made me 10 good articles which have been posted and up on the site since November. I aim to put up 2 to 3 high quality articles a week, along with youtube videos, and news. I'm going to diversify as much as possible and aim to get a great piece of content for each long tail keyword that I've discovered.

    Backlinks
    I purchased a backlink package a while back on BHW and that's all I've done so far. Put me at a DA score of 20 which is cool. For now I will be focusing on organic linkbuilding and posting my content to my Web 2.0 sites. As time goes on I will look into paying for another SEO package.

    Monetization
    Adsense and an affiliate offer are all I have set up right now. I put up the adsense about 48 hours ago. Day 1: $2.11 ... Day 2: $2.71 and no affiliate sales. I'm more focused on long term income with the adsense and in my mind as long as I'm gaining a little bit of income on top of my residual cash, it will add up. Within 6 months, I want to be at $100 a day whether I am adding to the site or not. I want to be able to go travel and come back and know that my site has been making money.

    I'm sure I'm missing stuff. As of right now, I'm averaging about 100 organic views a day with 90% coming from the USA. So were off to a good start. Feel free to ask any questions.
     
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    Good luck OP. I have been reading a lots of stuff and trying to learn the same thing you just started. It's my ultimate goal to build a site with a good passive income. I hope your journey goes well so that I can learn :)
     
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    how did you find that domain, im looking to build an authority site also.
     
  4. HenryHavoc

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    Thanks!! I hope I can show some good results and inspire others to do the same.

    https://www.expireddomains.net
     
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    I remember seeing some good posts and methods from you before.I love SEO detailed journeys and i think they add a lot of value to the forum itself. I am putting my seat bealts and hoping for a great ride.
     
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    Thanks so much. That means a lot. I've been a long time member here and it's one of the few forums that I have stuck with over the years. I plan on making this site an absolute machine.

    Thanks!
     
  8. HenryHavoc

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    Making a note here so I don't forget later. I found a good pay per call offer in my niche that offers a substantial payout if the caller converts. I'm going to add that into a call to action on some of the previous posts and put them on some posts moving forward. I am also going to create an email list with a free ebook. Going to try to crank out an article today at work.
     
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    Nice to see. Best of your happy journey.
    Keep update on here. :)
     
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    Good start OP !

    If plan A didn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay cool & keep going, success will be yours.

    Good luck with your journey, keep us updated!

    Thanks - BB
     
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    What is this tutorial about authority site from rankxl? GOt a link?
     
  12. HenryHavoc

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    I will, thank you!

    Wise words, my friend.

    Ask and ye shall receive! http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/772647-get-rank-any-keyword-build-high-traffic-niche-sites-5-figures-month.html
     
  13. Laurus

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    Cool! I'm currently doing someting similar. Will have a close look on this!
     
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    Good luck on your journey, looks promising! :) Authority sites are a good bet!
     
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    Good luck OP! Wish your good day. Please keep update.
     
  16. HenryHavoc

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    Hey guys. I'm finishing up some keyword research and then it's on to cranking out as many high quality articles as possible. My first two days I got some clicks and made 2$ each day. Last two days each have me at less than 5 cents each day lol.
     
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    Good luck mate on the go
     
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    Keep up the great work. Keep us updated!
     
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    I'm planning authority site as well, will follow your thread. Good luck
     
  20. HenryHavoc

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    Did some minor updates to the site to get it more mobile friendly. Made another 2$ in adsense yesterday. Got some great articles being added to the site over the weekend! Slow and steady wins the race. Every month I'm increasing my traffic by about 20%