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I have $500 to invest in IM. (Tools, linkpackages, micro niche sites or what)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by xstyle, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. xstyle

    xstyle Power Member

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    Hi evryone. I hope you enjoy reading this.

    I have $500 to invest in IM. I run serveral sites now and they make a income but I want to scale it up. I dont have time to do this by myself, therfore im investing a lot of my money.

    But seriously, I dont know what to buy. I need like 3 micro niche sites for around 90$, a few fiverr gigs later to make backlinks, and contents. And then what? $500 is a lot for me and others, and I want to invest it good. Also I want to meantion that many people tell me to buy certain tools. I dont know which..Its not good to buy SeNuke or scrapebox now when I dont have a great site...I want to develope the site first and then buy tools..or what should I do?

    I perfer promoting clickbank offers therfore google can shut down anyone asap and when ever they want. I dont like that style so much..Any tip of my investment would be appreciated.

    Looking forward to hear from my fellow members in this great site :)
     
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  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Why don't you invest that $500 into what is already working (e.g. your current sites)?
     
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  3. paul65359

    paul65359 Newbie

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    Related to OP and your reply:

    How do you know when you have maxed out (or declining returns on) the potential of your niche and to move on versus when you should invest more in the same thing?
     
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    Unless you put what you learned in your microeconomics courses to use, there is no way to know if you're optimizing :). It's the stressful mystery of business.

    If you're unsure of how to proceed, use free methods of development. Use free keyword analyzers, free tips on SEO and do it yourself.

    In IM, be very picky about where you put your money. A little can go a LONG way, or a lot of funds can burn up instantly with no return.

    I'm in the same boat as you, I have around that much cash and have no idea where to spend it, so I've been doing some furious research the past few weeks on where to apply money.

    Here's an idea, buy a single micro-niche site and develop without buying any additional tools. See the returns after a few weeks/month(s), do research on what other people use here and what works, and see if you can replicate or exceed that success with another site. Something you can invest in that won't be too expensive if you do it right is Adwords, and coupons are always to be found too. Usually you don't need to invest in micro-niche sites all that much, they're sort of developed to be as self-sustaining as possible. They are not your main source of income, they will be what directs you to your income.

    Figure out what you'd like to develop after micro-niche sites, what you want your real presence online to be. Maybe an online store? Providing a service such as book rental to college students? You can always invest in offline methods that will bring people to your online projects.

    Question, Observe, Hypothesize, Predict, Experiment, Analyze, Retest

    If you make the process methodical, you will see better results guaranteed. There is so much information and what-not flying around that you need a system of procedure.

    Best of fortune to you!
     
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  5. 4bothis

    4bothis Junior Member

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    Buy an eighth of weed and get to smoking. you will realize where you need to put your money.

    I recommend swishers or bong hits. vapes are ok tho
     
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  6. xstyle

    xstyle Power Member

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    Kind of you to write such a post to me.

    Thanks! :)

    I know I want to offer an service, and not have micro niche sites as my main income for my whole life, but I should start out with that.

    Im thinking of buying:
    • 3 micro niche sites
    • 3 fiverr gigs for each site after 1 month
    • scale it up

    But I dont know if going with adsense is a good way to make money online? Its one method of many and I hope you guys can tell me what to invest in.

    Which tools do I need? I know how to handle white and black hat seo.

    The reason that I dont invest in my current project is following:
    They are not making me large money, but a few bucks a day due to the bad niches I have choosen.
     
  7. scrapebrokers

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    I think this says something.. So you indentified an issue: Chosen niches that are not profit rich. Well I think you should start from here. Inivest your money in research tools so you can be sure (or better to say increase the chances coz in IM you can't be 100% sure things will go as predicted) you are choosing good niches. Look into SEMRush ,SEOPower Suite etc
     
  8. xstyle

    xstyle Power Member

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    Thanks for your replie man.

    I need high paying keywords and therfore I want to buy a few microniche sites. I can handle GKWT but I need to act too!

    I see it as a good investment to buy micro niche sites so I maybe should do that.

    But which tools do I need?
    I need a tool for creating backlinks, tool for cheking rank stats and keywod research.

    Would Scrapebox and MarketSamurai be good?
    I will only pay for a software that I can use lifetime and not pay each month..
     
  9. xstyle

    xstyle Power Member

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    Isn't there anyone that want to help me?

    Please, share your experience on how to invest $500.
     
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    Eight? here you could buy around 30 - 40 o.o
     
  11. pettermag

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    Use it to scale up what is already working for you.
     
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    If I was in your position.. I'd only spend $100.00 max and scale up after doing a lot of research using free tools and also checking if you've completely optimized your microniche sites that you already own.. don't burn big bucks if you are unsure.. take your time relax.. think and when you are confident spend a little.. for now asking other people for advice won't be useful since they cant see your sites or know exactly which direction or niche you are working in. ;)
     
  13. xstyle

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    Ok, since many people dont understand me Im going to clear this out for evryone:

    I own a few sites of mine. Some are making money, others don't. The one that does not making money is due to bad niches. I cant monetize those sites.

    Why would I invest in moneitizing sites that does not making me money? They have low targeted KW with almost no CPC.

    So I want to start out with something new and fresh, something like Micro Niche Sites that bring me a few bucks a day when I work on the sites with SEO..

    Thanks! Any answer is helpful.
     
  14. xstyle

    xstyle Power Member

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    Okey guys, lets clear this otu. I havent touched my money yet because I dont know what to ivnest in.

    MNS are good but I dont know if its secure to make money with adsense or if I would go with affiliate.

    Let me know more from you guys that have experience!
     
  15. W9go

    W9go Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i am not to experienced but i make 1000$ a month now.

    i started a view month ago with adsense pages as well and moved last month to affiliate. i think i found some really interesting - made me 300$ this month - and the advantage is that you dont have all with adsense. they can ban you for excample and you loos all.

    i try to find different incomes and make the cake bigger and bigger.
     
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    I think it is best for you if you buy some money making site from Flippa. These type of sites will generate passive income. Since they are already making money you'll only have to spend very less on SEO services.
     
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    I will try to tell you specific stuff that I'd do with the money:

    1. Learn how to do keyword research! This is the most important thing when you are starting a project. - $0
    2. Select your keywoword and buy a domain name - $10
    3. Build your own niche site thats based on wordpress - $0
    4. Buy a premium template from themeforest so you have a real amazing look - $20
    5. Have 15 articles professional content written 300 words each - $50
    6. Find Someone experienced with on-page SEO to fine tune that theme for you - $15

    Up to this point you will have spent $95 for a great site.. probably much better than any other that you can possibly buy. And thats if you outsource the writing and the on-page. If you can do those yourself then you will cut down the costs additionally.

    With the remaining $405 Id say make a budget that you can ensure you will be able to cover 4 months of link building. I would spread the budget evenly over time, so $100 per month.

    With this money I advise you to get a VPS SEO server that has Senuke, Xrumer, Scrapebox, Thebestspinner installed.

    I believe there were some advertised in the "services for sale" section. The price is around $70 per month.

    Get the VPS and blast the hell out of your site.

    With the remaining $30 per month try to get a real good private network. They usually cost in the $100 range, but try to get a smaller package.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!
     
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  18. xstyle

    xstyle Power Member

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    Thats good to hear. Do you maybe want to help me in PM and tell me a bit more?

    I know that Flippa has some sites for sale on the auction there, but there seems to be people who scam others on the sites. I mean I pay them, and dont get the site. Once I bid on a site, the owner got banned..I was like: looooool...
     
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    Adsense is not worth to invest that much money if you are not very well experienced since big gay ban you for many reason you could not notice. Instead 3 mns I would go with one good site and monetize it with either CPA or CB.
     
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    I had roughly the same amount of money when I started. I saw you mentioned starting 3 MNSs, and then buying a Fiverr gig for each. bad idea; Fiverr gigs, generally speaking, don't do crap. You get what you pay for.

    What would I do? I'd start one MNS. Go after a keyword with 1500 to 3000 exact searches a month, and then you can also target some longtails. Try to find a keyword with an EMD. There are a few services here on BHW that will find you keywords with EMD available for cheap.

    I'd then start off by adding 5 articles to your site, each focusing mainly on one keyword, but simultaneously targeting other keywords in the article (related keywords).

    Look in the services section and buy a service or two. If you would like some recommendations, I'd be glad to help you.

    It's easy to get caught up and start multiple projects. Happens all the time, and it generally doesn't end well, especially when you're working with such a small budget.

    You should be able to get that site ranking within a month or two, given you do your keyword research properly. Based on my experience, a site what type of search volume, and ranking for it's main keyword, will pull in around $100 per month. Obviously, that's not a lot of money, so I also start trying to rank the other articles on my site for their keywords. This should pull your earnings up to around $250 - $350 a month.

    Within a few months, you can flip that site for a nice chunk of change. ;)

    If you follow the rules, chances of getting banned are low. Adsense doesn't ban people for no reason, in my experience.