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[Journey] Generate a solid, long term profit

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by RoyMcClue, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. RoyMcClue

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    Welcome BHW members,
    i'm new here in this forum, but that means not that i'm a total newb in IM and computer stuff (Read more in my introduction post: blackhatworld_com/blackhat-seo/introductions/721459-hi-all-new-bored-developer-here-bhw.html )

    Over two or three years i read tons of material about IM stuff and how to create a long term profit and realize, that there is lots of money to earn, but it's not easy to do.

    Before i start my journey with you, let me say some words about the things i have done so far:
    First i created a small blog, wrote 10 blogposts about some stuff i'm interesting in and add some amazon affili links on it. After some time i gave up, cause i got a new way to earn money. So i let this blog stay where it is and make lots of cash with a horse betting system that works really great. It was a full time job where i earn about 5-8K/month but it really brainfucks me. It was exhausting: sitting 12-14 hours a day in front of the monitor (from monday to saturday), matching prices, create bookie accounts, manage the payouts and so on. In terms of money it was a good time, but i had no free time to spend with my girlfriend and family. Fortunately (or not), this systems stops working in my country after one year cause of legislative changes. After this year of effort i was a dumb and deleted my old blog and realize later, that i have made some cash with it. Although it was only 25?, but thats not the point. It was a proof for me, that you can earn money with IM. And so i went back to my old combat: Beat the jungle of internet marketing. And now i'm here. In this sense: Hallo again ;)

    Ok, now let me explain whats my plan for the future (although i still have some questions and i hope someone can give me some hints):

    I want primary use a way to monetize a website/blog with affiliate links (amazon, ebay and others) in combination with google adsense. Please note that this should be a long term and stable profit, so i will use white hat strategies to reach my goal.

    This are the steps i will do:
    1) Find a niche which is profitable in my country (germany)
    2) Obtain a hosting packet with a domain which fits to the niche
    2a) Create a modern, responsive web 2.0 website/blog and do on-page-seo as good as possible
    2b) Create social media accounts (FB, Twitter) and connect them with my page
    3) Fill the website/blog with unique content (self made, no bought stuff at the beginning)
    4) Promote my site over social media and other possible ways
    5) Keeping the project up to date and work on it over and over.
    6) Hope that it works ;)

    Sounds simple, but it's not. The main problem is to not gave up and post unique content every day on it. Yes i mean EVERY day a new high quality post to speed the things up. After some months (about 3-6) i want to reach a minimum earning of 50?/week. If this works, i will scale the things up: Create more blogs/sites, buy unique content instead of wasting my time and hope to reach a income of 2000? each month in about 1-2 year(s).

    So my friends, now it's time where you can help me if you are able to. I have some questions before i will start and hope some people with experience can answer me some of it:
    1) Do you think my way of doing it can be successful?
    2) Have i assessed the income opportunity in terms of time realistic?
    3) Which affiliates should/can i use here in germany without to get trouble later to cash my money out?
    4) Which way do you prefer to find a good niche? I know there are lots of threads about it here at BHW, but to pick the right one is my problem (Feel free to post a link to a good BHW thread about this topic here)

    Hope you see, that this time i serious want to go through this and not give up before.
    Ok, enough for today. Tomorrow i will look into this thread and keep you up to date.

    Thanks for listening.
    - Roy
     
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  2. RoyMcClue

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    Hi bhw members, as i told you yesterday, i will hold you up to date with my journey.
    And here i am. Lets start gullivers travels and have some fun.

    *** Searching for a niche ***
    So first what i have done is to read some topics here at bhw about this. I had a rough idea how to find a niche but needs some hints how to not waste my time. And i ended up with these two threads which helped me alot:

    blackhatworld_com/blackhat-seo/making-money/10224-niche-guide-intro-part-1-finding-niche.html
    blackhatworld_com/blackhat-seo/affiliate-programs/670436-guide-find-perfect-amazon-niche.html

    What i have done easily was to go on amazon and make this:

    • Clicked at "show all categories" to view really all big main categories
    • Choose a "big" category and there click on "show all products"
    • Then on the left side i picked a sub-product-category and clicked on "all xxx-products" where xxx stands for the sub-product-category
    • After that i clicked left at a product branch which i'm interesting in
    • And then i choose a sub-branche for my main branch

    My result history looks like this:
    Main category -> Sub product category -> Main branch -> Sub branch

    Fortunately for my sub branch are "only" about 400 products listed. To ensure that this sub branch is not "dead" and new products are added regularly, i sort the products by date. After that i picked the newest product and fire up google to see if there are some affiliate websites which promotes this one. At the first side is only one crappy auto-blog with no content in it. Good for me ;)

    The next thing what i was doing is to open google keyword planer and looked for the search volume for the product over the last 12 months.
    Heres a pic:

    Searchvolume for product.png

    Really crappy i know, so i get a step back and make the same with the sub-branch instead of the product itself. I make sure to use the singular keyword instead of the majority keyword, so i don't use "gardens" but "garden" (don't know why, but the big-g keyword tool show different results. I got better one with the singular).
    Important: Choose a deep product-category in the google keyword tool to get specified results! That means: I use it like i use amazon: Main category -> sub product category -> Product branch -> Sub product branch. If you can't find a good sub product branch, choose "all", but make sure to use these possibility!

    After i have done it, i got something like that:
    Searchvolume for category branch.png

    This looks good i think. It match the criteria like in the second bhw thread i have linked above, so i think i'm on the right way.
    Next i use google to search my keyword i have found with quotation marks like: "summer gardentool"
    And yeah, there is only one competitor who promote this kind of stuff and there are only about 50.000 search results.
    The competitor not mainly optimized his page for this keyword i'm looking for although the page is made for this kind of products. Bingo?

    If i search google with the intitle filter like this: =intitle:"summer gardentool" i get only about 1.500 search results. Mainly only shops like amazon, one forum and only the one competitor i have talked about.

    What do you think about that? Is it worth to try?
    If yes, the next thing i'm thinking about is a domain name. The main keyword domain name in singular spelling and "de" ending is registered, but not used (404). The majority keyword domain is free with "de" ending. Both "c_o_m" domains are free, but i think its not a good idea to use such a domain ending, cause this keyword is german specific. If someone have a tip for me for domain choosing, feel free to tell me here.

    I'm thinking about to buy a domain which i can use with multiple projects and use subdomains for keyword optimizing. A domain like "buy-it-now_de" so i can use it like "summer-gardentool.buy-it-now_de". Whats about that? Is it a good idea?

    And now its time to tell me your opinion. Hope here are some users which want to share some experience with me and follow my journey.

    Greets, Roy
     
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    Thanks gold service.
    If you have some experience with this kind of stuff feel free to give me some tips ;)
     
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    New day, new idea.
    After i got a answer from sergery007 in his amazing thread here at BHW, i'm thinking about finding a new niche.
    Here you can find his thread: blackhatworld_com/blackhat-seo/my-journey-discussions/718103-case-study-3-month-amazon-affiliate-website-400-november.html

    He said, that it's better to find a niche which has about 6.000 search queries per month instead of my 800. After some research i think its really better to make what a experienced user say.
    Ok, that means for me: searching for a new niche. No problem, thats life. Actually i think i found a good one (but it needs some more research about this). Will keep you up to date later...

    However, i want to go a different way i have chosen before. Instead of creating lots of different niches pages (and bought different domains for each one), i want to buy only one domain and use sub-domains for the niches. sergey007 said to me it's better to use different domains but i'm looking for a really long term profit page which should grow and get hugh. So my opinion about this is a little bit different than his.

    The first thing i need to do so, is to find a domain, which can be easily combined with sub-domain niches. Like a domain which reads like "product-review_com" or "best-product_com". So i can make subdomains like:

    "gardentools-for-kids.product-review_com" or "wlan-tablets.best-product_com".

    You understand what i mean?
    Hope it's a good idea, what you think about it?
    I found a really great german domain name for this idea which fits perfectly and is short enough to get burned into user brains.
    So, now it's your turn: Respond to my thread and tell me finally your opinion. Can't wait to get some feedback :)

    Thanks for listening.
    - Roy
     
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    Howdy,
    as i said yesterday i picked a really great domain name for my multi amazon promotion site.
    I used goDaddy to register the domain (about 4?/years), and i'm using a really great hoster, who give me all freedom i need: uberspace_de (you can choose yourself how much you pay for hosting here, but minimum is 1? per month. First month free, than you can choose what to do (stay or go away). Its the first hoster i know who let U choose HOW MUCH you WANT to PAY).

    The next things i will do:
    • Create a web2.0 website with static content (no wordpress shit, no cms, only self-made php script which loads static html content!)
    • Find a test-niche and bind this to my domain as a sub-domain
    • Write stuff about this niche and make it public (no affiliate links at the beginning)
    • Promote the stuff over different channels
    • Write, promote, write, promote ... and so on
    • After about 10 articles, i will start to add affiliate links to it.
    • Hope to success :)

    Thats all for today, just want to let you know i'm just in progress...

    Greets, Roy
     
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    Hi all,
    my domain is up and running (goDaddy only needs 6 hours for this, really great!).
    After some testing with wordpress, i know why i hate it for so long time: It's quick to install, quick to add plugins but it's horrible to customize.
    Really, it sucks and f*cked me up. Wasted about 5 hours to look into wordpress and ended with a complete deleting. Now i don't waste more time for some crappy cms stuff and go my way with static pages i have told you earlier.

    Ok i will explain you again what i'm doing:
    - I will create a main page with a introduction about the site, which will list categories and the latest reviewed products.
    - Then i will create a category like "garden tools". This category is mapped as a subdomain to my main domain (like garden-tools.mydomain_com)
    - After that, i will create a landing page for a specified product, let's say "wood-cutter-pro" and set it into the category "garden-tools". The whole url will look like this: garden-tools.mydomain_com/wood-cutter-pro

    My intention is to get listed by google with lots of products mapped over subdomains which should looked "real". My domain is a really good german spelling word, which can be used to get combined with ALL categories without a problem. Similar to a readable sentence.

    The next step i have done was to setup a local development environment and edit my host/vhost files to use wildcard subdomains (like *.mysite_dev)
    So now i'm able to start to create a cool template for my site, create the backend which will handle the whole things and fill it with content.

    The most important thing for me is, to create a full responsive (mobile-first) template so i can serve all customers. To make it right, i will use the free open source framework "Foundation 5" from "zurb". Have lots of experience with it and its really lovely to use.

    Ah, i almost forgot to tell you, that i have started a fiverr gig to get a pretty logo created. I'm not the best graphic geek, so i think it's better to invest the small amount of 5$ to hire someone.

    Thats all for today! Stay tuned.
     
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    Here is my daily update:

    I'm going to make my website design. It looks at the moment so:

    design.jpg

    mobile:
    design_mobile.png

    I also have found a user on fiverr who will make me a cool logo.
    Nothing more today, stay tuned!
     
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    Today's update:
    Have worked on the website design and added a slider for new products.
    Main page design is 80% ready, product landing page about 20% ready.

    Also have made some test with the amazing amazon api: Now i'm able to get images for my website for free (small, medium and big size), videos, reviews and all data which amazon contains. If u use the amazon api, you have more possibilities than the normal widget stuff which can get over partner net.

    I'm also waiting for my website logo from the fiverr user to get ready.
    Stay tuned, i'm on the way!

    - Roy
     
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    Hi all,
    sorry for the long pause, but i haven't time to post here.
    I have switched back to wordpress and installed some plugins and a theme. Need to change the theme if i had time to get it really responsive.
    The subdomain routing works good. 2 Articles are online for now. My fiverr logo is delivered, need only to include it. Thats all for the last days.
    Stay tuned!