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[Journey] Nemo's Magical Journey From $1 A Day To $100 A Day - In 2 MONTHS

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  1. NemoTheOne

    NemoTheOne Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Who is Nemo?


    Well certainly not the children's character. But I decided to insert the world 'magical' in there just in case you were thinking of the joke, already.
    A journalism major on paper and a writer at heart.

    Please excuse my spelling/grammar errors. I spend so much time proof-reading that I'd like to be able to 'take a break' while on here. :p


    How Nemo discovered IM?


    Well sometime ago, a friend and I decided to do a podcast just for fun. Well, fun for me.
    My friend wanted to really make a livelyhood out of the Podcast. However neither of us knew how to create websites.


    I didn't care - until we quit the podcast. I enjoyed the podcast and wanted to continue on my own. To do this, I really REALLY need to make a website (prior we literally were doing it [the podcast, that is] inside of a studio, recording it on CD. We uploaded the shows to myspace. Yes, myspace. Really a half-hearted job - but we just wanted to parody the world of American Politics.


    Long story short, I was 'forced' to learn about website making, now and I didn't have access to the studio anymore. So I actually needed to make a 'real' podcast - you know, on the computer. I needed to make a blog to house the podcast.


    Where that brought me....


    After I quit the podcast (it would take way too long to produce - I used SOUND FORGE to edit the show) I decided to look further into the world of blogging. To make a long story short, I dipped into Autoblogging + adsense and discovered the world of CPA and SEO knowledge. You know how that goes. One thing lead to another lead to another lead to another until it's 6am, haven't slept in days and reading BHW posts. :crazy:


    Bogged down with 'regular 9-5 work', over the years I never really FOCUSED on Internet Marketing. My CPA income served as supplemental income and it def increased my standard of life a little during those years of working 9-5.
    However, instead of applying the knowledge I would read about, I gave minimal attention to IM even though I actually ENJOYED it very much.

    Plus, for the last several years - after working so hard all week, the last thing I wanted to do was to "work more" over the weekend.


    However, deep down, I've always had a desire to own my very own successful IM endevour.


    Where we are now:
    Well, they say be careful what you wish for, right? The Universe always answers? Don't they say that? Something like that, yes?
    Circumstances over the last year has caused me to walk away from the 9-5 world - at least, for now.
    I was pretty miserable, anyway.


    As a result I had to move around, and now here we are. I.M. MUST be my main source of income - and I'm quite fine by that. I need to use my mind anyway. I just don't feel right at a 9-5. It's like being a robot in a paint drying factory.


    I am ready and determined to make it happen. I have full time days to make it happen and I've been putting forth all of my attention on making this work.


    I have good family support, so I am not pressured to do anything other than don't waste time. I don't owe anyone child support so there's no little jimmy's depending me for his next meal. I didn't have a whole lot of start invest money, so I'm starting literally from $1 a day to $100 a day.


    My goal is to combine my passion for writing, my growing knowledge of IM and my drive to succeed in making this a successful endeavour

    The goal is at least $100 a day by the end of 2 months (60 days).



    After being out of the IM world for about a year, I spent the last several months researching.


    I'm creating this Journey for 4 reasons.


    1. Focus - Doing this will help me focus. As we all know the world of IM is vast. Without focus, one can get lost in the ocean, be distracted by the tide and taken down by the wave. I would like to rise to the top, the cream of the crop, the king of the hill - well, you get the picture.


    2. Sharing - It is my intent to help others learn as I learn. I am obviously learning to. This is a tool to better my learning, and to really focus my efforts. I am very grateful for the BHW community - I probably learned the majority of anything IM from this forum. In fact, it's the go-to forum for me, as it is, I'm sure for everyone reading these words right now.


    Some may feel otherwise, but I am a big fan of unity and giving. I believe in wishing for another what I would want for myself. As times go on, even if there are 100 different journeys, some new people may not know anything about IM - until they read that ONE THING that sparks their creative juice. If I helped, I am happy. Plus, we are all part of the same world, aren't we?


    3. Charity - i know, I know, it may sound corny, but I want to give to charity. Specifically, I want to begin with a local church that was almost destroyed by Mother Nature. It will take at least a year to restructure the Church. I want to be able to donate sizable amounts to the repairs of the church. I see other people donate and I am so ready to be able to do that, too. It's just that simple.

    4. BHW - Lastly, I want to give back to BHW. Everything is here on the board for people to succeed. I KNOW I'm going to succeed. And therefore, I would like others to see this, be inspired by it, and lead a good life, as a result. I also hope that this will stimulate ideas within those who are on the fence, or just need a spark.


    This will be very organized as we move on, this is just an introductory post to get this started.


    Plan Of Action:

    • Develop a moderate variety level multi-niche informational site.

    • Develop two niche specific sites with one niche
    At this time, one is decided (because the domain name is GREAT), and the other is undecided and will be based on results from Micro Niche Site results)
    I will get into KW competition #'s etc in my next post.

    • Intended Sources of Income:
    ***Clickbank***
    ***Fiverr***
    ***Freelance Writing***
    Elance
    Constant Creation
    CPA 0_o

    The primary GOAL is ClickBank success.
    I want that to be funded by the money made in the other areas.
    I am looking to also succeed in Fiverr which is going pretty well at the moment. (#'s in the next post)
    I'm not to high on CPA with the shaving, CPA networks folding and air of mystery around getting paid. I made some money with Copeac, Epicentre and a few others in the past.


    Other Misc Information
    Twitter: I would like to focus really on SEO re: ClickBank/Site development and not divert my attention on Social Marketing. As of now, however I have about 4 Twitter accounts with a total of 15,000 followers (combined). I like Twitter, but As I often read, Twitter doesn't convert. It's nice to have FB, but I'm just not into it. 2 are niche specific. One has about 2,000 followers and the other not worth mentioning.

    Adsense: Well, I've made a little with Adsense. But mostly it was during my auto-blogging days. Now I'd like to focus on CB and to a lesser extent CPA. I'm thinking about taking down adsense so as not to distract from the products I'm trying to promote.

    Amazon Affiliates -This is sorta like Clickbank. I have a YouTube accounts that has some viral videos to help with this. But, again - I guess the only way to make money on Amazon is through an affiliate store.

    Maybe I'll make one of the NICHE SPECIFIC DOMAINS AN AMAZON STORE?
    That's me thinking out-loud.

    Essentially, I'd like to spend my Fiverr money (well not all of it!) on things that will help my website develop. Since that's the money that seems to come trickling in every day.

    That's where I need some guidance on - where do I spend the (moderate amount of) money
    ?. I'm doing great with Fiverr, as you'll see with my next few updates. The next step is using the bit of money toward better things.

    Lastly: I've been rather reckless with money before. So I'm disciplining myself here by having to use the money in the right way.

    Each day I will give the following update:

    Today:
    Week 1 Total:
    Last Week:
    This month so far:

    With some other additions as they come to mind.

    In the updates I'll also give more information as to what I'm doing, where I'm focusing on so that I can learn more and help others learn in the process. This will occur during the day as, well, I'm here all day, folks. I began note taking for this Journey a little while ago, so I will update with some results later.

    Begin: 01 Dec 12
    Milestone: 11th Feb 12

    Thanks for reading.

    60 days seems kinda fast. But we'll see how it goes. It's called inspired motivation.
     
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  2. ./v3xr

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    I'll be following this. Best of luck comrade, you have what it takes!
     
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  3. NemoTheOne

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    I got ordered a fiverr gig.
    I uploaded a video and ordered a Fiverr Gig for Views and Comments.

    Remind me never to do that again. The thing is, I'm not sure how much that really helps. When I look at other YT videos, and I see 11,002 views in one week with 10 comments that say things like

    "wow i'm a fan"
    "omg subbed"


    It looks so unnatural and fake.

    I'd rather just work with a few YT accounts on my own, like my own vids/comment on my own vids and help them gain rank more naturally. Maybe I have to look for a better Fiverr gig.

    Steps Taken Thus Far (as of 5th December)
    - Set up MicroNiche Site
    - Wrote 12 Articles/Entries For MicroNiche Site


    Got Some Traffic
    Traffic Sources
    Yahoo Answers
    YouTube
    Targeted Commenting
    Craig-list

    Tomorrow's Plan Of Action
    -Write 2 Entries For MicroNiche KW
    Global Monthly = 8,100
    Local Monthly = 5,400
    -Write 2 Corresponding Web 2.0 articles w/ link to MicroNiche Site
    -Linkbuild Based on Google Alerts
    -Begin Design/Content on Main Niche Site #1 of #2
    -Look for some freelance writing work.



    ClickBank Sales Today - $0
    Fiverr Sales Today: $40


    Month To Date
    Clickbank: $54.72
    Fiverr - $108.00
    Adsense - $5.80


    Elance - 1 Project due at end of month(+$202.00)
     
  4. SUPER CHAMP

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    ClickBank is slow but it will lead to big earnings if you do it properly. All the best,
     
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  5. NemoTheOne

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    Thanks m8.
    I have patience, drive and testicular fortitude to make it happen!
     
  6. markcooper006

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    subscribed, can you please focus on keyword research for adsense sites?
     
  7. fourpm

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    We have the same goal (did you copy me? :p). Good luck! I'll subscribe to this thread. :)
     
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  8. NemoTheOne

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    *Update*

    Well today I have an abbreviated early part of the day, as I must head for a bit later this afternoon.
    An excellent opportunity to fine tune my focus and use my time efficiently!

    So I wake up to a couple of clickbankk sales and several orders in Fiverr.

    So my Plan Of Action has changed for the day.


    -Complete Fiverrs
    -Linkbuild via Google Alerts
    -Follow the path of the money. :)

    Will update with more details later, for now must get to work!
     
  9. davids355

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    Good start. Subscribed:)
     
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  10. NemoTheOne

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    Update
    I had a 'short' day working today, as stated from my post earlier - but I completed my

    Plan Of Action
    :
    - Completed Fiverrs - CHECK
    - Linking Via Google Alerts CHECK
    1 PR 5 Backlink
    1 PR 4 Backlink
    1 PR 2 Backlink
    I'm making a goal to get 50 PR 4-PR 7 links/comments in the next two weeks. We'll see how that plan goes.
    I do not include the various PR 1/0 links for now. While they may be important, I'd like to keep more of a running check on the higher PR links.
    - YouTube Promotion CHECK
    - Wrote one entry for microniche KW site CHECK
    - Follow the Path of the money CHECK
    - Made Proposal for Elance project. CHECK

    I've been doing VERY targeted link building and web promotion - I know there are some that use software (for YouTUBE, for instance) but I want to do my best to build natural backlinks to extremely focused traffic.

    I made two CB sales today - I'm almost embarrassed say how many hoplinks I had (low).
    My point is that I'm really TARGETING traffic. I don't want to end up blacklisted by google by unnaturally spreading links - and would like the site to seem like it carries some credibility. But then again, manually, just how many links could I distribute?!
    The other sales, were much of the same thing. Not 1,000+ hoplinks. A very VERY lower number than that. But I had a good ratio of Order form server calls/impression count vs. Hop count and the few sales I made. Everyone that goes to my site(s) knows what they're getting.

    For now, this is what I feel I need to do to get sales NOW while allowing for the page to 'rank' and develop additional organic traffic.
    The idea is definitely to increase the quantity of what I'm doing. 'Scale up', so to speak since, I guess something's going right.
    For this, I'm sure I'm going to have to 'surf' Fiverr to find something useful to spike traffic.
    When I generate enough money, I'm def going to go the way of adwords/paid traffic.

    Here's my Plan Of Action for Tomorrow
    - Write 1 MicroNiche Article/Content
    Global Monthly = 8,100
    Local Monthly = 5,400
    - Schedule Tweets Of All Articles (from microniche site) using my 4 Twitter Accounts
    - Make Sure URLs are submitted to the proper channels for Google Awareness
    - Tie some loose ends on the site (Edit my Contact us page, Privacy Policy etc)
    - Write One Page/Chapter of Ebook (Elance Project Due 30rd Dec / Draft due 23 Dec)
    - Create Content For "One Niche" Domain #1 of #2
    Plan: To finish 'main content' of site by Saturday night)
    KW: 18,100 / 9,000 (Global/Local searches)
    and/or
    KW: 8,100/4,000
    and/or
    kw: 240,000/90,500
    - Fiverr

    I'm undecided if, for my One Niche Domain #1, if I'm going to focus on 1,2 or 3 KW. I will decide tomorrow and see what the gremlins of the mind comes up with. I also have a bunch of unique content that I wrote on a free wordpress site - I'm wondering if I should just re-write some of those articles or if that'll hurt my fresh domain. They are very unique in a very unique niche that I enjoy.

    I loaded up the 'home work' for tomorrow because I'm not really going to be around much on Friday and would like to make good use of my time. I'm prepared to work diligently.

    I've removed adsense because I don't want to distract from the things I'm actually trying to sell.

    Today's Sales
    Fiverr: $83
    Fiverr Due tomorrow: $17
    CB: $53.12

    Month To Date
    Clickbank: $107.84
    Fiverr: $191 (not including 'due tomorrow')

    Elance - 1 Project due at end of month(+$202.00)
     
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  11. SUPER CHAMP

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    Awesome, you're doing great!
     
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  12. dusan

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    Hello, nice Journey mate, I have a question regarding Google Alert and your back-links. How exactly can I use Google alert tool to get backlinks or whatever you are doing with it, I have tried to figure it out on my own, but cant see the obvious i guess. Thanks
     
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    I think what he is doing is to set up a google alert for a specific keyword phrase and when the alerts come in telling him there is a new comment or post or article he goes to the site and places his own comment related to the content with a link to his site. Just a guess
     
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  14. dusan

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    thanks, will try it out :approve:
     
  15. NemoTheOne

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    That's it!

    I've been primarily focusing my efforts on Fiverr as i've had an abundance of orders, to mix into a busy schedule. So I haven't really been testing with regard to clickbank.

    But I will update with new finds soon so that we can learn the best way to monetize in the world of IM.

    Right now I'm just doing straight forward Fiverr'ing - an excellent place - but you have to be willing to work.
     
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    wow! nice one mate :D keep it up
     
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    I could not find it through the thread, what kind of work are you doing on fiverr?
     
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  18. Johnnyroq

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    Im subscribing, i am new to the IM journey.

    Would you have any insight for me? I cant PM until Ive made 15 posts, I guess I shouldnt have lurked so much before. :)