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Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by vilnwv, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. vilnwv

    vilnwv Registered Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I can not tell you if this thread is going to be a success or a bomb. I do know that I want to try and make this a success. I've been around BHW for a while now, just busy with other things to really post a lot. Life has thrown me a lot of curve balls and i always seem to get hit square in the face with them. I have had some minor successed in IM over the years, but somehow they end up failing and are never long term.

    Recently, I was involved in an accident and can no longer work in the field I was in. So here I am. Ready to go full time and full steam ahead. I have been reading a lot on BHW and I personally enjoy the journey threads, one of the reasons I have stated my own. Three of my favorites are:

    blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/687867-ultimate-guide-building-amazon-affiliate-niche-sites-insanely-profitable.html
    blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/533248-amazon-affiliates-journey-stable-income.html
    blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/690598-rule-threes-3-months-3-authority-sites-300-articles-site.html

    Income Goal

    While I do not have an exact income goal set in stone I am going to be working to that $100 a day goal. However, it will be in small increments. So to start with we are just going to be working with a $5 A Day goal.

    The Road There

    I don't want to bounce around too much on this thread. I will be focused on building one authority site. I do not have a page or post limit in my head. I just want it to be informative. I am not going to buy a new domain for this journey. Instead, I am taking an older domain and refurbishing it. There is some content on it, but Ill be the first to say, it is a crap site. The reason I am using this domain is because it already has some rankings and gets some sales from Amazon.

    While I am building this site, I have to do things to make money for just day to day living. For that I am writing on Fiverr, promoting adult offers and plan to start some video marketing for CPA. I will keep you updated on those as well during this journey, but we will focus on just the one site.

    As some of you may have seen, I had a thread where I was offering free content for BHW members. blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/freebies-giveaways/697771-free-articles-bhw-2.html I started that thread, because I honestly did not think I was a good writer. I was looking for people to critique my work and tell me what I could do better. I have had a lot of practice thanks to BHW and hope it pays off. Wnateg whose journey I have been following really inspired me, with his writing and his work ethics. I would say his model is kind of what I am going to follow. However, I am not as fast of a writer as he is, and seriously could not do that much content.

    I hope this journey is not too vague. I will try to tighten it up as I go. But that is it for right now. I will be back with some specifics later this evening. If you have any questions feel free to let me know.

    Jeff
     
  2. vilnwv

    vilnwv Registered Member

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    The Road Begins Here......
     
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    I was following your giveaway thread with interest as you seemed to be lacking in self belief. You have now received the feedback you needed to give you the push to get started.

    You seem to be setting realistic goals for yourself so success should follow if you stay focussed. Good luck with your journey.
     
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    Good luck with your journey.
     
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    What's the point of posting this when you cannot edit posts after 24 hours or so? We know you are starting with $0/day lol
     
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  7. vilnwv

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    Sorry didn't realize you couldn't edit after 24 hours....well that sucks. I had planned to use that spot to update as the goals were hit. Will just have to update as we go. Reworked it the best I could.
     
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    Good luck, man!
     
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    Goood Luck Friend
    I am following your success.
     
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    Good luck!

    P.S. try to have a schedule for your work, i.e. work like you would work if you had an actual office job (e.g. 8am-12 work only, 12-1 break, 1-5 work only) or something similar.

    Mancar
     
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    Good luck on your journey. Stay focused!
     
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    Good luck on your journey Jeff. Subscribed.
    Seems like you've got a plan there, I hope you can keep yourself motivated throughout your journey and you'll succeed!
    Feel free to hit me up anytime if there's anything I can help you with.
     
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    Good Luck with your Journey and I hope you get well QUICK.
     
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  14. vilnwv

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    OK guys you are going to have to bare with me here as I get a full plan of action into gear. But I want to update this everyday to not only help myself but others along the way.

    Before I get onto the site I have to say I have been working my fingers to the bone just doing a lot of practice writing for the members here on BHW. You guys have been great, appreciate the feedback I have been getting and it is going a long way. I think I have written about 15-20 articles for members here and it is really helping me hone in on my abilities. I hope in the end I will have a better idea of not only my strengths but weaknesses as a writer. I have never considered myself very good, but I am trying to do some freelancing to bring in extra cash. And to be honest, I don't want to charge people for crap. So short term it's going to be Fiverr and eventually opening a thread here and maybe another forum.

    As for the paid gigs, well they are slowly starting to come in, which is good. Had a member here on BHW order a few articles and I think I have had five Fiverr gigs. My rating on Fiver is at 100% for now, so that is something to celebrate.

    OK now the real meat of this thread is going to be building an authority site that brings in a consistent income. I have dropped every other website that I own and have turned my focus to just building one high quality site. The only monetization I am going to have on it is Amazon. This was a established site for a year, but it was crap. The reviews I wrote were just rewritten puke that I found online. It was a waste and one of the reasons it never got much traffic or sales.

    I will also say I never really did any keyword research for it. Just wrote rewrite 5 articles and let it sit. With all that said it still brought in a few sales here and there. That was why I decided to resurrect it, instead of letting the domain die recently. So let's backtrack and see what I have done to this point:

    1. I totally rewrote the home page. Before I just had a static review on it. I found a good keyword and write a 2,000 word article. The home pages links through to all the main categories.

    2. I rewrote every single article and review on the site. I actually did research and wrote helpful and honest articles.

    3. I stripped out the excessive Amazon links in the articles. I think for every 1,000 words there may be two to three links.

    4. I went through my entire site and reorganized things to make it more user friendly as well as search engine friendly. I also went and did a lot of interlinking between pages.

    The Very Basic Plan

    My plan is to just write at least one to two articles a day and post them to the site.

    I am not going to be building boat loads of links to this site. Many of the keywords are low competition so I believe they should rank on their own merit, we shall see.

    The Results So Far

    1. I have had four sales come directly from the reviews that I had redone. In the past all I was concerned with was tossing people to Amazon and hoping they would buy. Taking the time to do research and write good reviews has shown some promise. I think I use to make around 15-20 a month from random sales. These four sales account for about 30.00 just from the site, not counting those random sales of items I have never promoted

    2 I have a few keywords on the top ten in Bing. I have a lot of keywords all starting to show up on the second and third pages of Google, so the site is really showing promise.

    What's On The Menu

    1. I am going to keep building to the site and hope that the interlinking will bring the money keywords tot he top of the search engines. If I do not see a rise I will look into backinking more.

    2. While not specifically part of this project I have bought four Facebook PVA's to do some adult marketing. I have had decent luck in the past with fanpages. I am going to start building those this week. Just need to buy a couple of proxies.

    3. I want to do some CPA video marketing, just have to figure a good way to find keywords for video and make it relative. One of the big problems I have faced is finding a CPA offer and tying it in with a trending topic....I will explore this more as we go.

    4. I am going to keep going with freelance writing. My hopes are to be able to turn out quality work for others, so I have time to do what I need to for my own sites.

    Phew...that was a lot! To everyone who is reading along on this journey thank you. I appreciate all the support. If you have any questions or comments just let me know.

    Jeff :)
     
  15. davain

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    I follow Wnateg's thread too and I'm also in the beginning works of creating an Authority site myself (finally after reading for months)

    I might start a journey thread on Monday when everything is planned out properly and I have somewhat of a daily schedule to follow. We can keep tabs on each other, exchange advice, etc.

    I've subscribed and I'll check up on your progress often. Goodluck :)
     
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  16. vilnwv

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    Hey Davin,

    Best of luck on your site creation! I will keep a look out for your journey thread. Feel free to add me on skype, it's always good to have people to throw ideas at!

    Jeff
     
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    vilnwv Registered Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the support! Keeping motivated and on target has always been an issue for me. So I am hoping this thread keeps me moving.:) Appreciate the offer and I will keep you in mind!

    Jeff

     
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    Hey there,

    Thanks for the advice, that is the one thing I am trying to implement into my daily schedule. I know I would be at the computer from 6 A.M. to midnight "working" in the past. Do you know how much time actually went into writing, backlinking, promoting etc?? Not enough. So I am setting up a set schedule of 7-4, while my kids are a t school. I am trying to break it up into chunks as well. Like 7-8 Facebook marketing 8-12 Writing article, etc. I think once I have more of a set schedule I will get even more done. Now I just have to train myself to block out all the distractions! :)
     
  19. wnateg

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    Wow, thanks for the shout out! I feel special :rolleyes:

    I think that actually getting them to Amazon is quite important considering the 24 hour cookie thing. I bet many of the sales will come from random purchases.

    Anyway, I sent you a skype invite. I would love to see one of your articles.
     
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  20. vilnwv

    vilnwv Registered Member

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    Your welcome for the shout out, glad it made you feel special! :) I'll accept your Skype invite and get in touch!