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[Journey] My First SEO Journey: Building a Local PPL Site to $2,000/mo

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by goldmincer, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. goldmincer

    goldmincer Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    After a few years of browsing BHW I think it's finally time I start my own journey thread. So a quick back story. At the beginning of this year, I decided to quit my cushy government job (good pay, benefits, but absolutely boring cubicle shit), and took a pay cut to be able to work on an in-house SEO team for a fast growing company, and accelerate my expertise in the field. I've truly found a passion in this field see it as an opportunity to be able to branch out on my own in the near future.

    Anyways, after jumping around different ideas trying to decide on where to dedicate my project, (Amazon affiliate site, etc.) I've finally come across a local niche which involves higher ticket sales ($XX,XXX), while having a relatively easy KD in a competitive city. I have networked with several people in the industry who are willing to pay for leads, and shouldn't have a hard time selling the leads once this site is ranking.

    Overall, I see this journey as the perfect opportunity for a few things:

    #1 Learning the ins and outs of starting and ranking a site, as well as learning how PBNs work and how to successfully put one together.
    #2 Staying organized and focused on a goal, instead of jumping around all over the place with no clear end game.
    #3 Making $$$$

    My goal at the moment is simple: make at least $2,000/month from this site.

    And I am 100% confident I will pass that.

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    Now, on to the fun stuff...

    What I have done so far:
    • Contacted a potential buyer for leads
    • Keyword research for potential keywords to rank my homepage
    • Registered 2 potential domain names for the money site (One Exact match for a lower volume keyword, and one expired domain with a partial keyword but is shorter and already has 9 RD). If anyone can PM me with some advice on this I'd appreciate it :)
    • Registered 4 domains from @Nargil to start my PBN (note: I don't think I need a PBN to rank, but I want to build one anyways. I'm starting with a small PBN and if it doesn't give me a big enough boost, oh well. Just want to go through the process of carefully creating one with no footprints. And I think this is a good place to start)

    What I will do this week:
    • Host my money site and install theme
    • Create a logo
    • Add the About Us, Privacy Policy, Terms etc pages
    • Create Yelp, Bing, Social Media, and Directory listings (No GMB yet. Letting this sit for a few weeks first)
    • Find a good hosting solution for my PBNs

    I will update this thread a few times a week. And looking forward to hearing input from you guys!

    Let's begin :cool:

     
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  2. Sristy

    Sristy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    All the best mate..!! Will keep watching your progress..
     
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  3. abdel007

    abdel007 Senior Member

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    following this one
    Good luck
     
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  4. Suang J

    Suang J Registered Member

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    Good luck OP. I'll be following this one.
     
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    Holzr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck, following along. Always interesting seeing local journeys and lead generation etc.
     
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  7. radu1296

    radu1296 Junior Member

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    Following, good luck!
     
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  8. goldmincer

    goldmincer Newbie

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    Thank you all, will keep you posted :)
     
  9. WarLords

    WarLords Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    great 1 mate Good luck and keep us updates :)
     
  10. ntariqul007

    ntariqul007 Newbie

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    All the best to your process. May we know which local industry are you working ? no need to mention exact niche. Thanks
     
  11. mani.dxb007

    mani.dxb007 Junior Member Marketplace seller

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    For hosting you should check EBN ,, they have good reputation in pbn hosting. You can add your registrar credentials for domain as well. I am using them myself and quite satisfied with them

    Disclaimer:- I am in no way associated with EBN neither directly nor through affiliate partnership.
     
  12. msadax

    msadax Junior Member

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    Good luck, following, also can you write down your expenses?