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[Journey] No More Schemes - The Climb To The Top - $10k / Month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by SSura, May 13, 2017.

  1. SSura

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    Hello, this is SSura here. Hell, that introduction doesn't mean anything.. you don't know me, not yet at least. Maybe in another journey down the road those 5 simples words will be of more value.

    This isn't going to be a MFA (been there), Amazon (Done that), or an affiliate website. I'm hyper focusing on a single big boy project. I'll be building a brand and you'll be seeing all the struggles it takes to build one. I'll be your medium for you to feel all frustrations that comes with becoming an entrepreneur. There will be lonely nights, tears, and moments I question my very existence. I'm going to keep going and come out with a successful business or lessons learned for the next one where I do this shit all over again.

    Lettuce begin..
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    This is the set up phase, the foundation of the website. This is the most important step. I've already done the market research and will be revisiting that once a month to see and adjust it accordingly. The website is already up and is getting traffic, there are sales here and there but nothing crazy to rave about. I'm about to introduce a new product line and will be running with that for the entire month and most likely until July.

    Right now, I'm setting up Pinterest. FaceBook is already good to go and I have a campaign for page likes going on right now. Average $0.11 CPC from USA, Canada, and United Kingdom. It's steadily dropping as I further optimize it. Pinterest is where my audience hangs out, it would be silly to not get traffic from there. I would do Instagram is currently going on a killing spree and I'm going to wait for it to settle there first.

    Social supremacy needs to be in order before I move onto the next phase. My content needs to be viral enough to get people to share. This will make Phase 2 a lot easier.

    What I Need To Do Tonight:
    • Setup brand account on Pinterest
    • Setup 10 persona accounts on Pinterest
    • Promote posts to collect emails (Sales are bonus if the traffic converts)
     
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  2. Wizikal

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    Best of luck to your journey!
     
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  3. SSura

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    Thanks Wizikal!
     
  4. SSura

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    What I Need To Do Tonight:
    • Setup brand account on Pinterest - DONE
    • Setup 10 persona accounts on Pinterest - DONE
    • Promote posts to collect emails (Sales are bonus if the traffic converts) - DONE
    Web Stats For May 12:
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    No conversions and traffic was down yesterday vs last week. Need to create better content this weekend and spend the following week promoting it. Collect more emails for launch of new product line. Will start permission based emailing to my existing list to get more information out of them and see who's really interested. Will give them a launch special right off the bat when it launches.

    Notes For May 12:
    I haven't played with Pinterest in years. I remember when Pinterest first came out and people were making BANK because they couldn't tell what was a bot spamming and who was a normal person. Times changed. I looked around my vertical and it honestly looks like it's a small group of people running the big accounts there. Of course there are some bloggers doing it themselves, but they're no where near as big as these guys.

    This is war and these are my enemies. I know of them, but they don't know me yet. I can't let them see me coming, not until I have my castle built and my men well fed. For now this will have to be a covert op. Infiltrate my way into these secret boards and take their traffic without them even knowing..
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    Tasks To Be Completed For May 13:
    • Automated email to start permission based emailing - 2 days after they join the first mailing list
    • Create content for the week
    • Promote existing content on 3 different traffic sources
    • Grow 10 persona Pinterest accounts + 1 brand account
     
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  5. Markus Aurelius

    Markus Aurelius Junior Member

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    Good luck, following
     
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  6. SSura

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    Thanks! Welcome to this journeys little cult.
     
  7. SEO FOX

    SEO FOX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck on your journey
     
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  8. sid kash

    sid kash Registered Member

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    Good luck, Love to see the grind.
    It also motivates me now to do something,
    I am struggling with making money myself, being an absolute newbie. :)
     
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  9. SSura

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    Thanks SEO FOX!

    Great to hear that! One of the reasons who this journey was to motivate and inspire people. :)
     
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  10. SSura

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    May 13 Analytics
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    My To-Do List For May 13

    • Automated email to start permission based emailing - 2 days after they join the first mailing list - INCOMPLETE
    • Create content for the week - DONE
    • Promote existing content on 3 different traffic sources- INCOMPLETE
    • Grow 10 persona Pinterest accounts + 1 brand account - DONE
    Notes For May 13
    Walked into the office at 3PM to film all the videos I needed as content pieces for the week. Walked out of the office at 3AM. Everything is done and needs to be edited into videos and scheduled for a day for release. For now, I have to wear the hat of every role for the brand and as revenue slowly generates, out sourcing and more automation will be added in.

    I'm physically exhausted but my mind is still strong. There's a lot that still needs to be done for the next day and it starts as soon as I wake up.
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    My To-Do List For May 14
    • Edit videos that were filmed yesterday
    • Automated email to start permission based emailing - 2 days after they join the first mailing list
    • Automated email for abandoned carts
    • Promote existing content on 6 different traffic sources
     
  11. lucrative_92

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    Is this a shopify site?
     
  12. SSura

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    This is a shopify website.
     
  13. SSura

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    May 14 Analytics
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    My To-Do List For May 14
    • Edit videos that were filmed yesterday - DONE
    • Automated email to start permission based emailing - 2 days after they join the first mailing list - DONE
    • Automated email for abandoned carts - DONE
    • Promote existing content on 6 different traffic sources - INCOMPLETE
    Notes For May 14
    God damn, I completely forgot it was mothers day yesterday and lost a few hours of the day. Which is funny because I was pushing Mothers Day content for a while. Traffic is taking a hit as you can see from the analytics from the past few days. It's a little bump in the road but I'll continue.

    I spent the day editing videos and figuring out how to automate the emails. Not so much the set up, but the content inside the email and the best time to send the email. I think I got it, already have one person fully funnel through from my existing email to this new one. More information such as first name, last name, gender, and birthday. Off to a good start.

    Some problems with shipping though, 2 customers have asked me where their product is. It was shipping out and should have arrived long before Mothers Day (yesterday). That's an issue that I have to solve.

    To-Do List For May 15
    • Write up another video to prep for tomorrow
    • Share todays video + article to all my social media (FaceBook, Pinterest, and Instagram)
    • Promote video + article on 3 platforms for new traffic