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[Journal] My authoritative adventure to $50/day (from nothing)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by thinkdevoid, Oct 25, 2011.

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  1. thinkdevoid

    thinkdevoid Regular Member

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    Summary
    - I've almost reached my 2 month mark of being on BHW and I want to commit to something.
    - I am going to tackle some broader authority sites in order to make me $50/day within 5-6 months.
    - I will start with 1 site and prior to launch, will write about 20-50 articles before opening to search engines.
    - The first domain is only 2-3 months old.
    - I will be using Wordpress. I will find a proper theme later, or make one.
    - Revenue will be primarily adsense based.
    - I will write periodically to update status and note feedback to adjust/enhance method.

    Tools I will use immediately
    - Keyword Scout - This seems to be a perfect choice for my purposes, especially with the LSI Keyword addon and SEO Competition addon.
    - Treepad (free version) - This is just to help organize my keywords.

    Tools/Services to Use
    Note: (I wont use these until I hit between 50-100 posts)
    - SenukeX Services - variety of backlinks is always great.
    - Scrapebox - For scraping high PR blogs and manually/semi-automatically commenting
    - Article Writing Services - outsourcing content seems to make sense once I make a bit of money

    Wordpress Plugins Used
    - Yoast Wordpress SEO + SEOPressor (For General SEO Purposes/Handling)
    - Akismet, Link Juice Keeper, Quick Cache, Simple 301 Redirects, WP SlimStat, Google Privacy Policy, Image Lazy Load, jQuery Lightbox

    My Plan
    - For every Authority Site, grab a broad niche. Create 10-15 categories to post in.
    - Lock down wordpress from search engines. Immediately Write a total of 30-50 articles (500-800 words).
    - Open to search engines and write 3-5 posts every day (or more, if time allows). Add adsense.
    - Get targeted ideas from Keyword Scout research and article ideas from Google Alerts.
    - After a decent amount of articles are created, I will start to backlink using various tools such as AMR, SB, SenukeX, etc.
    - Once I start getting clicks for adsense, split test different ad types/locations
    - I will also incorporate any suggestions/ideas that are given to me here.

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    Day #1:
    - Created 11 categories based around the broader niche.
    - Chose a temporary theme to help visualize things (eNews Theme)
    - Took each of those categories and grabbed keyword ideas from Keyword Scout. (600-800 LSI in total)
    - Took each of those categories and created Google Alerts.
    - Filtered duplicates of keyword ideas and stuck them into Treepad for organization.
     
  2. OneEightSeven

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    go on, do your thing dude.
     
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    __dark__ Registered Member

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    subscribed, sounds interesting
     
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    You're writing all the articles on your own?
     
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    Thank you kindly good sir, I will do just that ;)

    Thanks :) I hope to get some good results, especially with all my articles I have planned.

    yeah. I can write articles rather fast. Its what I used to do with Fiverr. If needed (and if I cannot keep up with the goals), I will outsource.
     
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    How long does it take you to write an article?
     
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    Usually under 30 minutes unless I do a custom graphic/thumbnail. Sometimes 15-20 minutes if I know what I am talking about. lol. With Keyword Scout + Google Alerts, I can usually write "recent" news-worthy articles quite fast with some nice

    They are in a conversational style which is easy to understand/read. I then take an extra 5-10 minutes getting SEO up to par with Yoast + Seopressor. (not completely watching the % as I am using LSI's rather than a targeted keyword article).

    I assume this is a good approach for an authority site, anyway. :)
     
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    Best of luck, really good to see members taking actions.
     
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    goog going..... subscribed
     
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    Interesting Journey. Subscribed. I am also building 15 authority sites :D
    Good Luck :)
     
  11. sLine

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    Ok, i wanna see how you ¨drive¨ this :) good luck.
     
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    Google loves authority sites but still I would recommend you to not put all of your eggs in a single basket, if you know what I mean.
    Subscribed ;)
     
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    interested :) wish you luck , i will keep an eye on this thread please update us
     
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    I want to make this type site too,.

    Subcribed,.
     
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    Hope to hear some success news from you OP...Goodluck :)
     
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    Thanks :) I really hope something comes out of this.

    Awesome. Once I get the first one I will scale up. It shouldn't take too long (hopefully).

    Content is first, and once I hit 50+ unique hand-written content.

    Yeah, I will continue looking into other things but, as you've mentioned, Google loves these and I can dish out seo targeted articles rather fast. It seemed like a good place to start. I also have a few EMD's for micro niches that I may try to work on separately. Though I wont document that progress with this.

    I'll be trying to update every day, depending on what I accomplish. Though I might ease into it as for the first little while I wont be doing much aside from hand-writing unique articles.

    Good luck! :)

    I hope I hear about the success of the OP too ;)
     
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    What I'd like to know from those targeting authority websites, if I continue to write articles, work on SEO, backlink, etc, is 6 months a decent timeline/goal for this?

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    Day #2:
    - Removed 1 category (it wasn't related enough)
    - I used Alerts to get recent articles then Keyword Scout + Google Adwords Keyword Tool to find related keywords and LSI's.
    - Wrote 11 articles for 10 categories (one for each category + 1 extra for a category I am most familiar with).
    - First round of articles are released. If I keep up with 10 articles a day ( minus day #1 which was for set up ) I can reach around 300 unique articles in a month. Not sure if I will write 10 articles per day, it'll depend on the opinions of people watching this thread.
    - Each article is between 500-900 words each. Half of them with a custom thumbnails and pictures.
     
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    Recently I saw too many of these journals stopped, I hope yours not will be one of them!
    Good luck, subscribed.
     
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    Yeah, I'll definitely try to keep people updated :) for me, making money online isn't a hobby, but more of a necessity. I know I've said that before, but its quite true in my situation. I ain't going anywhere :D
     
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    Quick Questions for you:
    1) Do you guys think 6 months is a good goal?
    2) Do you guys disallow categories/tags in robots.txt?

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    Day #3:
    - Removed 1 category + 1 post (saved the post for later). I need to find a better source before doing an article a day with the category. Decent alerts weren't rolling in.
    - Wrote 8 new articles today.

    Stats:
    18 Articles in 2 days.

    Average Articles: 9 articles/day
     
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