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I am broke, and don't want to go back to a job..My journey to building a site to $300PM..

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by beingink, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    After having 2 failed sites so far, which now I realize were tough keywords that I mistook for easy I have built a new site with tight keyword research and following the meatheads thread here

    The website-
    Currently 10,000 words targeted to specific keywords.

    The rankings-
    It's only been a week but my website is starting to show up in page 4-5-6 for certain keywords.

    The Plan

    Firstly - Forums
    From the meatheads thread he suggests posting to forums. There are 2 problems with that in my niche.

    First - My niche is too small and targeted. Unlike mattresses where you can just put up a conversation or something. My niche is too targeted in leisure activities.

    Second - There aren't many forums discussing and after posting some links I got very little traffic from it too. After researching more I discovered as much as people love it they don't really visit these forums.

    So for my second website I will pick something general and bigger which will be easier to target via forums.

    Secondly I am also building my social media profiles.
    Pinterest - I reached 30 followers but got banned. I think its because I registered a personal account and were promoting my website. So I will try it again but with business account.

    Edit: I just checked and my account is live again. Maybe my email changed there mind. It currently has 36 followers but now I will have to go easy with it.

    Twitter - After manually following 700 people I have about 30-40 followers. My goal is to reach around 100-150 for an ulterior motive other then traffic. It will be used to get guest posts, I have seen that with some social media backing it is much easier to get guest posts when you tell them you will be sharing it with your audience too. So the sole purpose of twitter account will be to help me get good guest posts.


    Instagram - This account is on automatic with instagress and has reached 150 followers in 2 days. This account and pinterest will be used for traffic.


    Facebook - I am planning on buying a few Facebook accounts and using them to join groups and posting my links, I am not building a fan page because its pointless as reach is very low and costly to maintain.


    Plan this week.
    By tuesday - wednesday I should have decent amount of social media followers along with atleast 5 forum links live. Once the links are live well and good I will then also simultaneously start looking for guest post opportunities along with more forums. I will update more soon.


    Investment
    So far $100 on siteground for hosting which is shared by all my sites. So really around $30.
    Domain name - $10.

    That's it. I don't have anymore to spend so I will have to save and be very cheap about spending even a cent.

    Returns.
    $0
     
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  2. MyGirlfriendIsaPBN

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    Good luck on your journey mate :)
     
  3. snowface

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    Best of luck mate. Stick with it. Your hard work will pay off if you do.
     
  4. Aatrox

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    I wish you all the best. Hopefully you will make money.
     
  5. The Curator

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    Write content, promote your site. Good luck bro!
     
  6. radiant13

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    How are you going to monetize? Amazon aff, cpa, clickbank ?
    Hope you achieve your goal and more. GL
     
  7. beingink

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    Thanks everyone. Luck is what I need the most right now.

    This site will be amazon, I am already researching keywords for a new site which will be in bigger niche so I can easily target smaller keywords and expand. That will be monetized with adsense.
     
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    From your write up, it seems like you are on your way to making that $300/PM. Keep grinding and before you will know it, you will be making times the goal you set.

    Good luck with your journey!
     
  9. Pavlo178

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    Good luck OP looking forward for future updates!
     
  10. tareeq

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    Hope you achieve your goal,looking for your futur update
     
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    $300 P/M seems an easy goal. Good luck though :) I remember when I used to struggle to get $1 per day with niche sites. lol.
     
  12. KOmichael

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    Wish you a good luck with your journey. :) if you struggle with content (reviews and so), I may help you. :p PM me if so. Anyway - best wishes and keep it goin' . :)
     
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    Seems like a lot of us are engaging aggressively in Meathead1234's new thread and model. I wish you a lot of great results man. You're definitely putting in solid work on the social media front.

    Don't let the failed sites get you down. I got plenty of them. We're all just continuing to grow and evolve our skill sets and web portfolios, so keep it up man. Climbing the mountain for sure!
     
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    I hope it works out for you. Your goal seems doable, you just need to make sure you work both hard and well. Effort, efficiency and effectiveness are all you need.
     
  16. beingink

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    Thanks everyone for the wishes.

    Today's start!


    1. Social media profiles are coming along nicely

    Instagram: 244 Followers Twitter: 87 Pinterest:39.

    Pinterest followers are coming very slowly but I don't want to risk losing that account right now, I won't be following anyone new from it only reposting and liking other people's stuff so they can come and visit my profile if they like.

    Twitter: It is also growing slowly I am following about 1143 people and have only 87 followers. I will start unfollowing some now, and maybe try the retweeting and favoriting other people's post in the niche.

    Instagram: Instagram audience is growing nicely, maybe cause its with a bot.

    2. Forum plan is completely chucked for now. I have posted some links and only gotten trickle of traffic.

    3. SEO, I am getting couple of visitors through seo, nothing major. I am going to wait till the weekend and focus on social media profiles and then plan out my outreach, broken links and other white hat links stuff.

    Traffic


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    PLAN 2.0

    I have a old instagram account in womens fashion niche which has around 5k followers, I am thinking of starting a newsletter where I send them new methods of things in niche and promote my affiliate links through those methods. The products are very cheap, so I wont be making any huge commission but I will have a powerful list to promote to in the month of December. Where after combining with other stuff they buy the commissions can be huge and cover up the profits of entire year.

    The account was not updated in over 8 months or so, the followers have kind of become unresponsive. Usually the likes are around 300 but my last upload last night I got only 12 likes. I will have to post for a week again so it can warm up and people start responding.


    These are the two plans now. It's all of this or I go back to a job in 4-5 months.
     
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    Update

    Social media accounts are still growing, I wrote a 1800 word post today on a keyword that keyword revealer says is 24.. I will start outreach in a couple of days.
     
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    OP, It will be a longshot, the process is hectic. Don't give up and on the days you want to give up, or fall out and quit.
    Do what you can, Do everything you can, There are somedays where I want to quit myself aswell. I bought 3 Years of Hosting, Registered a domain for 3 Years, I get tired, I loose my motivation, and I fall out, But Sometimes I have to pick myself back up, and reminded myself why I started.
     
  20. beingink

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    Thanks for the kind words, I have already lost a lot of money, which is why I picked a small but easy niche. If it starts making money then I can have something to invest in.
     
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