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<Journal> Yet another journal of an IM journey to $100 a day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by oblivion19, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'll jump straight to the point and avoid a lot of back ground info. I have had mixed success with IM over the past few years. I was lazy to not really work when I had a lot of free time. A few failed ventures did happen but I have only myself to blame for that. Now, I am in the real world and I need to bank to survive. I believe we perform our best when we are pushed to the edge.

    I have done a few journals before but have failed miserably. I am sure it will be different this time. My nemesis has always been my poor concentration/attention. I can't stay focused on one thing for long. When I am working, I get distracted by various stuff and waste time. When I am not working, my mind is only thinking about work. I lose interest in a venture after putting a lot of effort in the beginning. I know these are tell-tale signs of ADHD but that's another story.

    Anyways,
    I will be selecting 3 make money methods on the forum and pursuing them. I also have few ventures of my own that I will be working towards.

    Why am I posting this thread
    -To motivate myself to take action and pursue my initiatives
    -To motivate others to take action
    -To provide a thread filled with knowledge for people trying to do similar methods
    -To help me gain advice/critiques/suggestions on my approach.

    My skills and tools
    -Good written skills
    -Basics of SEO
    -Got basic tools like GSA, scrapebox and some money to invest

    My current ventures
    -A dental website with around 30 articles. It's not ranking at the moment. It will take a while to rank and hence I have JV'ed with someone on a percentage split of revenue.
    -I provide reputation management and SEO services. I have 2 clients at the moment and hopefully they renew for next month so that I have the cash to pursue my ventures. I am also looking to gain more clients for this and I will actively working towards this.

    The methods I want to work on
    1. Meatheads method
    2. Leiths method
    3. Nuklearedm method

    So, First things first, I created a simple wallpaper to remind me of my goals as suggested in another thread.

    wallpaper.jpg
     
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  2. worldisyours

    worldisyours Junior Member

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    I wouldn't be very motivated by a dacia
     
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  3. Findx

    Findx Newbie

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    1199x825?
    What kind of screen are you looking at?
     
  4. genius1969

    genius1969 Junior Member

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    Here you go, motivates like hell

    ferrari-enzo-doors-open-front-track.jpg
     
  5. kefoo

    kefoo Registered Member

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    good luck bro
     
  6. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    OK. I am terrible at updating this thread.. Its been 15 days...Anyways here goes the update.


    • I have got my seo clients to renew. So thats like approximately $800 profit . I am not really seeing this as an income but money that I can invest in my projects. I also launched another link building service and made $200 out of that.Only got one client for that though.
    • For the reputation management, i needed to send out letters to businesses, but I think ill just put that on hold for now as Im busy with other stuff.
    • I am involved in a JV which is a product launch and should be done in 7-10 days. I think this is gonna be a hit or miss thing. So, lets just see how it goes.
    • I also launched a product review site, got around 6 product review there. I have hired a VA to post to forums, blog comments and yahoo answers. I am fairly excited about this. The VA starts working tomorrow. So, Ill update you guys in a bit on how that's going.

    I choose a few products from clickbank and few from another auto approve affiliate network. If I get a few sales, Im gonna apply to other decent networks.

    I am very impressed by the solo ads thread that has been started by Lewi. As soon as Im done with my product launch, Im gonna jump in to that.

    Here is the thread.

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ve-case-study-building-100-business-fast.html

    For any of you thats wondering why Im not focussing on my link building services. The thing is I want to have a couple of stable streams of income that I can depend upon and not have to work too much after its built.

    That is why Im going after things I believe will be easily sustainable once its built
     
  7. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    You know leith's method along with Meathead's 100$ a day method can bring you some really long term traffic.
    Just an idea.
     
  8. TexanTigress

    TexanTigress Newbie

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    Thank you for your journal. I believe that I will learn a lot from you as you share what you are learning from your many journeys.
     
  9. oblivion19

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    Alright time for another update. Nothing exciting for now. I am concentrating on two things for now.

    1. The product review website.
    I have got around 5 product reviews on the website. I have got a VA to start posting blog comments and forum posts. But, it's kind of difficult to get what I want exactly from her. I mean if I would go on and do this for 8 hours, Im pretty sure i'll end up with a lot of comments which are to my liking. Well, she is learning and hopefully improves as time goes.

    I have got a trickle of traffic and a few hops and NO sales yet. I'm going to take a patient approach to this and let her work for a month before reaching any evaluation or conclusion. I have some clickbank products and some Market Health products on the website. If all works out well, I am going to add some products from other networks for testing and evaluation purpose. BTW: Comission junction are a pain to get the offer approved. I dont know what they want.

    2. My product launch
    It is funny how things change in a matter of few days. 5 Days ago I was really excited about the health product review site and wasn't too stoked on my product launch(It's a JV) but now the interest has interchanged. Since, I haven't really seen any results from my review website, all my excitement and interest has shifted to my product launch.

    If all goes well, I should be able to launch it a weeks time.

    Work that's done on the product launch
    • Product creation:80% complete
    • Sales page:Hiring someone to do it
    • Videos: Hiring someone to do it
    • Adwords research and implementation:partners job
    • Fake review scam pages: Hiring someone to do it


    Stay tuned for the next update. I'll update you guys on any results positive or negative.
     
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    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    $800=cool start!
    lets see and please keep updating this thread bro
    GL
     
  11. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    I was hoping for a greater response to the thread than I have gotten. You guys break my heart :(
    /jk

    Well, I decided to add update more $$$ info
    I suck at keeping track of money.

    Earnings for the month of August
    Monthly SEO for clients(Profit): $1000
    New link building service I have launched(Profit): $500
    Product launch:$0
    Meatheads method:$0

    Expenses
    Savings towards my wedding fund(June)-$400------ Total savings till now for wedding $2500----------- Target $10k
    Product launch-$0(Partner is taking care of expenses)
    Meatheads method($300 for site, articles,VA)
    Bought longtail pro to help in keyword research($72)
    Personal Expenses($200)

    Next plans

    For my link building service,I have gotten a neat inflow of orders which is awesome. Im gonna implement a neat idea I got to further increase the inflow of orders.

    For meatheads method, I'm not really happy with the VA. They are not able to do what I want exactly. Anyways, Im gonna let the VA do his thing for a month before taking any call.

    For the product launch, things are going up and down. Im hoping we launch it by wednesday next week. Even then, I have no idea if its gonna go well or not. It's a hit and a miss thing.
     
  12. GobBluthJD

    GobBluthJD Regular Member

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    I'm following. Keep this thread up!
     
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    Following also :)

    All the best OP!
     
  14. allegran73hm

    allegran73hm Junior Member

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    Following too. How much are you paying the VA?
     
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    Thecooliest408 Newbie

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    Following, good luck ! Hope your product sells really well.
     
  16. Uppa839

    Uppa839 Junior Member

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    Interesting so far but it is early days.

    The greatest difficulty with VA's is that you have to teach them how to do things your way (even if they are experience I have found that what they are told to do changes from person to person) if you can put in the time and effort to train them then they are worthwhile...well assuming that you just don't have them doing grunt work that is.

    Anyway looking forward to your next update.

    PS cna anyone tell me how to subscribe to a thread? I have booked marked it but how do i get a notification if it is updated?
     
  17. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    Thanks all for your encouragement and views.
    The option is under thread tools of the specific thread you want to subscribe to. Also, if you reply in a thread, you are auto subscribed.

    I am paying around $300 a month. I am not currently happy with the current VA. You have to put a decent amount of effort in training a VA. Im gonna try to train my VA well and if it doesn't work ill have to find another.

    I have had a setback as far my SEO services are concerned. Stupid forum is hell bent on allowing strict white hat services. Crazy guys ! Anyways, just a minor deterrent. I'll need to do something about that. Coz the money from these services is responsible for me to finance my IM ventures.

    For my product launch, it should probably take a week more. We havent set up sales page yet. We are sending them to the blog which is giving a freebie.Im getting nervous since the freebie ebook we are giving away has no real takers.

    KEEPING MYSELF SANE and realistic (The IM'er syndrome)

    Unfortunately, there is tendency of IM'ers to lose focus on current projects and getting excited when I see any new money making threads and opportunities. That's a big issue of mine. Im truely ADD and I have difficulty in focusing on one thing at a time.

    I will force myself to concentrate and put effort in these two projects, finish them, see results, improve them and finally move on another one when I have either established these or they no longer work for me.
     
  18. tyguy66

    tyguy66 Registered Member

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    I am following as well. Good luck!
     
  19. eng152

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    This is a great thread. Not as a typical journey. I'll follow this. Good luck!
     
  20. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    Minor Update

    I call this a minor update since nothing really has happened. I have run in to obstacles with my SEO service. I have fired my VA as I could not get the results as far the meathead's method is concerned.
    I'm still working on my product launch.

    One thing I would like to tell about the meathead method
    There are no shortcuts to success. I took the wrong approach. I just hired the VA and gave him instructions and expected to get some sales. Bad idea. You can't expect the desired quality of work until you put a lot of hours in training a talented VA effectively. It was silly of me to not do it myself first before hiring a VA. I have currently stopped the campaign.

    As of now, I have decided to concentrate on one thing at a time. I'll concentrate on the product launch first. After I'm done with that, I'm going to work personally on the meathead method and evalute whats working and whats not. When I get decent success from that, I'll hire and train a VA.
     
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