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[Journal] 100% Transparent Guide to Creating an Authority Site Making $1000+/day - Rushdie

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  1. Rushdie

    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    Hi,

    Decided to start my first journal. I will show you how to create an authority, white-hat niche blog which will make at least $100/day December, 2013, possibly, if everything will go according to plan, $1000+/day. I just bought an apartment with cash from my previous ventures last week and have much free time and want to have fun with the community and run the thread to keep me motivated.

    The interesting part - we will do all this with hard work and almost no investment. Just a domain, cheap hosting and a few Fiverr gigs. Most content will be written by me, and some outsourced later. I will show you how to monetize a site properly and get traffic - social stuff, ppc, ppv, affiliate income, using newsletters, etc.

    As i said before, the journal is 100% transparent, I will post income and analytics screenshots weekly/monthly and will try to update this thread bi-weekly. Please post any questions in this thread and don't PM me, as I'm not trying to sell anything.

    The domain is: http://werepreneur.com it will be a tech-related blog with news and articles for entrepreneurs. The income will come from affiliate deals like hosting, saas's, amazon, adsense, etc.

    What I have done to date(last month - preparing the project):
    • bought the domain - namecheap.com, $10
    • bought the hosting - stablehost.com, $5/mo
    • created a google apps account
    • created a facebook page and got ~1000 likes
    • created a twitter account and got 17k followers
    • created a google+ page
    • created a mailchimp account
    • created a wordpress.com account
    • installed wordpress on the domain
    • analyzed the project and planned the content strategy
    • got a pro hootsuite account trial (30 day)

    The likes and followers were done manually using methods from BHW :>

    As for SEO, I'm not spending any money, everything will be manual, white-hat and organic. I'm just taking on free SEO giveaways from Jr. Vip like once a week just to help with indexing etc. (white-hat high PR links only). When the site will generate some income I will order a good white-hat SEO service in the ~$1000/mo ballpark.

    I will post at least 1 article everyday. 1 news article and 1 method/case study article (will try to post a good method everyday). I will work about 2 hours every day. 1 hour content writing, half an hour technical stuff and half an hour social interactions.

    As of now the site just has a hosting offer landing page so it would be indexed by Google, but i'm overhauling the site today to post the first news article. I will post more updates later like which plugin I use, etc.

    Visits: 0
    Income: $0
    Money spent: $70 (1 year of hosting + domain)

    Cheers. :)
     
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  2. yogi31286

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    Good going.. subd.. keep us updated with your progress..
     
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    Nice...looking for updates Rushdie.
     
  4. Rushdie

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    UPDATE

    New things done:
    • plugged site into analytics and wordpress stats
    • plugged into google webmaster

    • installed plugins:

    Code:
    [B]Crayon Syntax Highlighter
    Disqus Comment System
    [B]Find duplicates (retarted VA's defense)
    [B]Google Analytics for WordPress
    [B]Jetpack by WordPress.com (for wp stats and after the deadline)
    [B]SEO Smart Links
    [B]Simple Tags
    [B]Viral Lock (from codecanyon, to gain some social traffic, but dont spam this, will only use this on 1 landing page)
    [B]WordPress SEO by Yoast
    [/B][/B][/B]
    [/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
    Will add more according to needs. For now we are not caring about any SEO, keyword research, traffic or visual design(name - domain - tagline - logo - mascot - extensive tagline - manifesto). Let's do 100 unique, good content posts in a month and then when some income will roll in we will take care about it. For now I'll be using the twenty twelve wordpress theme. Dont care for small things, just start now, create content and you will earn money soon :).

    Remember, the goal of this site is to provide real, useful content for the user. I like the topic and I am very enthusiastic about creating the site.

    I'll be writing a news post for today in a 2 hours or so and will post a final update here in the evening.
     
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  5. forlearnx

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    How are you securing your site?
     
  6. Rushdie

    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    You mean like securing wordpress?

    one of the security plugins and common sense. the website is the only site on this server. when money rolls in, will get vaultpress.com
     
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    good thread topic will subscribe. keep us updated
     
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    Best of LUCK!
     
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    My kind of Journey thread....Looks like quality from the outset..best of luck
     
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    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    of course i did something similar. gonna replicate now. The old site is sold. many of you here know me and/or done JV's with me, so just bare with the guide and I'm sure it will be a great experience for me and you.
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    Very interesting reading from a person who knows what he is doing! Subscribed. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Interesting journal..Subscribed! :)
     
  13. Namaste

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    Could you share what methods you used to get likes and followers?
     
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    twitter, i always have ~10 accounts getting ready for new projects with tweetattack. I just let them grow for a few months.
    Facebook i used some like exchange site, but i think it doesnt work anymore. nevertheless 1000 likes is like 5 bucks on fiverr. i only get those numbers so the website looks more reputable and has a better start.
     
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    Subscribed! Very interesting journal, gonna keep my eyes on this one. Just keep going and you're gonna make it!
     
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    Subscribed. Will interesting to see. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Rushdie could you please elaborate more about getting likes manually. How you do that? I'm starting a fan page from scratch, and still struggling to get the initial likes. Been posting on other related pages and groups, but still get no result.

    Btw, nice journey thread, im subscribe :)
     
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    Looks interesting, subscribed.

    How will you be getting your daily posts indexed? Will you be backlinking each new post or adding any social signals to them?
     
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    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    manually i meant i didnt outsource it, haha. i described earlier what ive done.


    TwistedSEO: after each post is published ill post a link to it to twitter, fb, google+ and wordpress.com via hootsuite. comeon man, how is indexing hard?
    A site i started 2 weeks ago:
    212 URLs submitted
    185 URLs indexed

    remember this will be great long genuine content mostly
     
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    UPDATE

    definitely i got to work on page load time and optimizations: http://gtmetrix.com/reports/werepreneur.com/AovYPFou

    Tools and tricks that I use:
    • for organisation I use gmail, google calendar, wunderlist
    • for communication i use my phone, email, skype and gtalk via imo.im
    • Ive got a quad core pc with 3 1080p screens and a good keyboard for writing
    • On my tablet (google nexus 7) and my samsung phone I have Android OS so I get to sync all my stuff like todo list, gmail, calendar, dropbox, teamviewer and hootsuite.
    • I always plan and organise what I am going to do the next day and sleep on it.
    • I'm trying not to work more than 4hrs a day, but work everyday and when I'm abroad (like every 2 weeks) I work through hotel wifi or an internet cafe.
    • I coded an app which will aggregate all the industry news for me everyday so its easier to write articles already having relevant content in front of me (nothing fancy, something like a rss reader - http://i.imgur.com/hKoNb.png (blanked out private stuff) you can just use google reader in your case)

    Today's last update:

    I posted the first news(http://werepreneur.com/news/saturday-december-1st-2012/), forwared the link to social media and I'm off for the day. Let Google catch up with the site. Gonna continue work tomorrow. Will fix the theme soon, cause it's not suitable for reading this kind of aggregated news. Also I got about 50 unique reviews on tech related books which i prepared last month, so also gonna work on them a bit.

    thanks!
     
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