1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

[Journal] My journey to 200$/month funding for sport

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Vexuz, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    My story:
    Hello guys,
    my name is H ( first letter of my rl name is all u need for now... ) and I am from eastern Europe, my journey with IM started when I was 15 y/o unexperienced and impatient kid who has just been ultra lucky. A lifetime oppurtunity had made that my wallet became heavier by around 10-15k $ made from MMORPG games industry but I wasn't even thinking about investing anything. Why? I simply didn't know how... It was from summer 2009 - autumn 2010. In that peroid of time I was earning more than my parents and lived like a boss comparing to my friends but everything comes to an end... Few older and much much more experienced people had kicked me out of the business and I went back to the point where I was in the beggining. Altough I gained skills in unix development, people management, programming. But those are nothing in comparison to the biggest advantage (that later transformed in psychological barrier but without it I would achieve nothing). I realized that you can make bunches of money out of something you love in the internet and the result was birth of new question. How to make money on the web in other ways? ...and that's how I found IM.

    As I mentioned before I was young (16 then) and naive so when first time I saw all those methods of earing thousands in a week my mind went crazy... I've spend lots of money for things that did not work. After few month of chaotic testing different methods I became dissappointed and felt cheated but truthfully it was all my fault because I thought it is all so easy and giant cash will flow in few days after I setup my project as it had been in gaming industry. With this attitude I've quited on doing anything in IM for like 1.5 year and concentrated on my programming skills but paradoxically I kept in touch with a friend who is admin of huge internet community forum (not gonna spoil name for pure reasons) and occasionally helped him dealing with forum members as one of mods. I've met great people there who taught me a lot but I wasn't fully aware of it. Everything came to light when like half year ago my friend needed somebody to setup his business site for huge motorcycle event . Though that I didn't felt really confident in SEO I've decided to do my best, simply set up his custom designed and coded wordpress site , did social media setup and SEO optimization for keywords. Of course there was a competition but I advised him to produce as much unique content as he can and this should be ok to reach the top. After few months ,guess what... he is at top 5 for kws, almost no linkbuilding needed. However I was still sceptic on going back to IM but I did few more wordpress web development projects even for bigger companies and they are happy. So why don't give it a chance once again.

    Ok, you might think "but what does it have to sport ?". Answer is really simple , I am one of those geek-fitness freak hybrids (as I name it) and equally to computers I love workouts on gym. I 've been training for about 2 years now and went from skinny to quite athletic silhouette gaining like 20kgs of body mass throug this peroid. But as you might know every sport costs ,I spend like 150-200$/mo for nutrition, gym membership, fuel and so on and it's quite a lot for freelancing only. (in my country medium payment is 500-800$ but I am a student so there's o place for a fulltime work) The idea is to create a sustainable source of passive income only for my bodybuilding costs.

    That's all about my background let's get to details.

    How I want to make money:
    Simply builidng MNS because I feel most comfortable with it and also gonna help my pocket with US Youtube because it gives decent money. Also some freelancing could be involved. I will be using adsense and maybe CPA/CPL in the future.

    My goals:
    [ ] Build 1-6 wordpress MNS that will give passive income of 150-200$/mo
    [ ] Create a Youtube niche channel that will help to achieve the sum above
    [ ] Be systematic and keep the journal updated every week
    [ ] Do not give up!
    [ ] Be patient

    What I achieved until now:
    Nothing.

    Total cash:
    Invested: 0$
    Earned: 0$


    Cheers, tommorow I will give a first update on what I did.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2012
  2. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    Day 1 - Let's find keywords & a niche:
    I've spent last week on learning how to use various SEO/BHT/IM tools & tips I have found in order to catch up with latest trends. Finally I've decided the time has come to begin my adventure with semi-auto blog sites. 'Semi' because I won't succeed if it would go on autopilot from the setup. Here's what I did for today...

    The research:
    With a little bit of creativity I have found a great niche inspirational source which helped me a lot in keyword research. So I picked the data from the source and pasted it into one of IM niche tools. Filtered out the s*** and picked 2 keywords with EMD available and (I think) low competition even in US.

    Keyword 1 / monthly stats:
    Exact: 9500+
    SEOT: 2000+
    SEOC: 20 000 - 60 000
    CPC: 2 - 6$

    Keyword 2 / monthly stats:
    Exact: 2500+
    SEOT: 500+
    SEOC: 40 000 - 70 000
    CPC: 1 - 4$

    I think those two are worth trying. Already bought EMD's and tommorow I will setup one of the wordrpress sites for KW's above and do strong onpage SEO.

    Monetizing:
    Since both markets are overloaded with plenty of products I will consider monetizing the sites not only by Adsense but also as an Affiliate of some good vendors.

    Youtube:
    I still have really small wisdom about this market and for now I haven't even touched this. If any of you is living from YT and want to ask some questions, please msg me.


    Thanks, for reading and any feedback is welcome!
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012
  3. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    Day 2 Setting up a websites & boring stuff:
    Hi guys, since my thread view count is really small ( maybe because I wrote only 200$/mo which is probably nothing to most of ppl here) I started to treat this topic more like diary lol. However I am not keen on stopping to write daily reports here, even if I will be the only person posting in this journey because being systhematic is one of it's goals. But let's get back to my autoblogs.

    Today I set up the site for Keyword 1 and added few articles that are strongly describing the niche topic and keyword. Also set up a strong onpage SEO. No money so far but site's not even indexed for now.

    Youtube:
    Still nothing happens in here since I spent whole time working on the website. But maybe gonna touch it this week.

    Cheers!
     
  4. cecle

    cecle Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    102
    Hi Vexuz your keywords look pretty awesome i look forward to hear what ranking they settle at over the next couple of weeks once they are indexed, Cheers Cec.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. robbang

    robbang Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Finland
    I can't believe no one has posted anything here :eek: Well, good luck on your journey, I'm sure you will achieve your goal! You seem to be one of those who has got self dicipline enough to make it! :)

    Rob
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. elpaisito

    elpaisito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    22
    Go ahead man. I hope you succeed in this journey. The key to success in MNS is to be patient and to build sites that can be expanded with more keywords if they are "winners".
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. pattymayo

    pattymayo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    12
    Keep up with your dream you are doing a bang up job man!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. smskiller

    smskiller Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Killing it at SMS
    Location:
    USA
    Not gonna be a debbie downer here exactly but mns is harder than it used to be bro, but good luck!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    Wow, thank you guys for so much responses. I'm glad to see that this thread is not so boring as I thought :p

    My site can be easily expanded for few more popular kws, but now I will focus on 1 main keyword and 2 similiar ones to gain as much traffic through google as it is possibilie. For today I have posted 4 unique articles, tmrw I gonna setup analytics, adsense and maybe index the site.

    Honestly ,I'am also thinking about creating legit YT channel which will drive the extra traffic and make some $$ from adsense. Few months ago I had learned sony vegas & adobe after effects and my HDD is fully loaded with great footage and projects. But first of all let's focus on webpages, when it's done we will go further with other ideas.

    Once again thank you for your feedback, it is much better to write when you know that somebody's reading it!
     
  10. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    Day 3 - Website 1 is ready to be indexed:
    Hi guys, I think the title speaks for itself. I have finished the site for keyword 1 and it is ready to roll. It has 5 unique (well spinned and rewriten - hehe) articles that are very important to my future visitors. Each of them has different structure and describes various topic, copyscape has shown 0 plagiarism so I can say my site offers nice and hq content.

    Also installed adsense + analytics modules. Tommorow I'm gonna write (spin + manual rewrite) like 8 articles and autopost 2 of them per week. But first of all I will index the site properly with FastIndexer tool. For now I have no clear concept of link strategy, however I will talk with my friend who is SEO expert and discuss this.

    #Edit
    Since the first money from MNS will come in at least 2 months I have set up few gigs on fiverr to get some fast money. They are mainly wordpress and keyword research services. The income from them will be posted here too.

    Cheers!
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012
  11. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    Day 4 - Still starting...

    Hi guys, today I have made those 8 unique articles and I will post them through next 4 weeks ( 2 / weekly) . Also I will post few youtube videos from the niche to make the site more attractive to guests.

    Well, till the afternoon everything was ready to go but unfortunately I discovered that free hosting I've been using till then placed their own link with anchor text at the bottom of each page... Their terms of use said something completely different however I have no time to fight. That's why I moved to trusted one that is free of such surprises.

    Fiverr:
    No sales, since my account have 0 reputation. If any of you knows how I can change it and earn first 5 bucks I will be grateful for any help.

    Cheers!
     
  12. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    Day 5 - Let it roll!
    Website for keyword 1 has been just indexed by uncle G and article posting for 4 weeks was scheduled. Tmrw I will start working on keyword 2 and social media for kw1.
    I will also test a nice adsense method found here - more details soon...

    Cheers!
     
  13. uchuckle

    uchuckle Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    21
    You can link to your fiverr gig
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    Day 6
    Hi, cashed ~700$ today for web development job :)

    Tmrw. I'm back to building the kw2 website and testing adsense method. IF any good soul has 2 US private proxies to give away I would be very thankful, coz I have no ability to pay for them with paypal or via cc.
     
  15. atticanibal

    atticanibal Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    Behind a Proxy
    wow nice cash in :) I'm starting out with MNS's too , have 4 on the roll so far , one of them brought in a few cents maybe 1-2 $ but i still need to do some SEO so it gets on #1 , currently page 1 # 6 :D .Soo good luck to you too i'll be sure to check back to see your progress :D
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  16. techotalk

    techotalk Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    6
    Occupation:
    photographer
    what do you mean by SEOT and SEOC???
     
  17. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    SEOC - number of sites competing for the phrase
    SEOT - VztFA.jpg
     
  18. yogi31286

    yogi31286 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,740
    Likes Received:
    597
    Occupation:
    IMer
    Location:
    Where do you think? BHW :)
    Home Page:
    good going.. keep us updated with your journal.. looks like you're cashing more by just doing programming! :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. Vexuz

    Vexuz Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Europe
    Yeah, but one website project is taking me about 1-2 mo (weekend work), maybe I will start to code Android applications soon and those will take less time. It is always an extra money but if I don't have a contract there's simply no cash.

    The main purpose of this journey is to earn very stable ~200$ /mo for my gym membership, fuel & nutrition. However as I mentioned before ,this project was also made to teach myself that being systhematic & patient ends up with profits :)
     
  20. mangobuddy

    mangobuddy BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    56
    You got good cash. Now I think you wont need fever sales and dedicate full time to your MNS.
    BTW, I am also in MNS and have two of them now. Getting very low, but hopefully will increase.
    Cheers:)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1