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[Journey] $10,000 Revenue 2017

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by SMMJedi, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. SMMJedi

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    Hi BlackHatters,

    I recently took up Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Social Media Marketing (SMM) in a hopes to prove (to myself) my ability to learn quickly and also to exercise my entrepreneurial spirit. The sites I have gone for seem to differ from most of the ones I see regarding alternative revenue streams. These sites are not affiliate marketing nor are they video-hosting or content writing for Adwords traffic. I am actually selling a digital service (or two!).

    I registered 2 domains back in early December 2016, installed a theme and customised the page to my liking. Since then I have done the following:

    Month 1 - Starting Out
    • Optimised the page speed in line with GTMetrix / Google Page Analysis / Pingdom
    • Installed Cloudflare CDN
    • Indexed the websites (Sitemaps.xml) through Google / Bing / Yandex
    • Optimised the user experience
    • On-page Yoast SEO (H1/H2 tags, meta descriptions, keywords, readability)
    • Backlinked to Page Rank (PR) 6+ sites (about 100 total)
    • Setup a Facebook Page / Twitter Feed / Instagram Page for both sites
    • Put my details on about 10 or so local directories (Thompson Local / Yell / Google / Bing...)
    • Messed around with Facebook Adverts to understand how that worked (did not go as planned)
    • Made a coupon & tried (as hard as I could) to add them to reputable coupon / voucher sites (rejected for Spam no doubt)
    Month 1 - Advanced Stuff
    • Integrated Mailchimp and built a few email templates.
    • Installed a live-chat plugin and integrated it with a Slack account (for live-chatting on the go!)
    Going Forward into Month 2
    • Try and get myself an SSL certificate for that sweet HTTPS (Google likes these - heck, customers like these!)
    • Work out how to actually get a rank... Spyfu / SEMRush / Alexa they all hate me right now. No movement on any domain ranking 1/100 so far.
    • Identify if Scrapbox can do me any favours
    • @Shree was concerned I wasn't blogging on my sites. Perhaps I need to actually add content to stay relevant going forward...

    Spent to Date - Month 1
    Cost of Hosting: $9.88
    Cost of Domains: $18.12
    Cost of Advertising: $36.72
    Cost of Backlinks: $24.33
    Total: $89.05
    Revenue: $0.00


    Stats - Month 1 - Website 1

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    Stats - Month 1 - Website 2
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    So I just wanted you all to know what I am doing to further my education & what steps I am taking to economic freedom! (Insert dank Braveheart gif here).

    I wanted BWH (after I found you guys, not sure why it took this long) to share in my journey with me and maybe we can help each other.

    PS: As I learn more and more I want to write my posts and threads as if the reader has no idea what the acronyms stand for. I can't tell you how long it took me to find out what IM stood for which I must admit made me embarrassed (Internet Marketing) Sorry for those who don't need this!
     
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    Welcome to BHW and good luck with your journey.
     
  3. Dany91

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    GL HF
     
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    Good luck, i will try to follow your thread
     
  5. SMMJedi

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    Thanks both. Looking forward to the coming year. I've actually spent this afternoon looking at Instagram and OGAds from @Cryogenesis as well as Facebook Advertising in groups from @BassTrackerBoats. Going to give them a whirl also in the fullness of time!
     
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    Thanks guys! Looking forward to what the new year has to bring for us all :)
     
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    Good luck, that's interesting journey
     
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    Good luck mate I hope all goes well
     
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    Looking great keep it up
     
  12. SMMJedi

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    Thanks for the support guys!

    My next plan is definitely the SSL certs for HTTPS. Then I am going to scrape a load of really high PR links from Scrapbox and post a backlink + anchor. Hoping to get around 1000 or so done over the next month or two (my main competitor is on around 480).