[Journey] Online Marketing Blog to 50K visitors per month

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  1. jefis

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    I'm doing this Journey to be accountable and I think it will be an interesting case study.
    I don't have any income goals, but I'm sure that if I'll have a good amount of monthly traffic, I'll get a nice income.
    I would like for my blog to be well known in 2-3 years, just like blogs from guys like Matthew Woodward, John Dykstra, Neil Patel, etc.
    I really want to invest my time and money into this blog. I've seen authority blogs earnings tens of thousands of dollars a month, and that's exactly what I want to do.
    I'm not going spare money for paid plugins/hosting/themes/services. I want this to be a top-notch website.

    My Strategy?
    Create really good content with long case studies and long articles. They should rank organically in Google. Statistically, people like long case studies and they get shared more, so I'm counting on this factor to help my site.

    Also, I want to post content regularly, like at least 2 times a week.

    I will earn through affiliate links and by promoting my own products/services.

    Build an email list and set up an autoresponder, that sends out my best articles. Send out news about the latest articles.

    Be active on social media.

    What have I done so far?
    Bought domain on August 18.
    Installed Wordpress on August 23.
    Published my first article on August 28.

    Since then I've posted 12 articles:
    • 8 are case studies/articles
    • 2 are product reviews
    • 2 are interviews
    Added an opt-in page, with a download incentive. People get my free case study after they opt-in.
    Set up an auto-responder. 11 emails are already added to the list.

    Set up a Facebook Page and an account (I didn't use Facebook till now). Boosted my page via ads. Got 558 followers in several days.
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    I boosted my page and 1 post to the opt-in page. Everything was fine for a few days, but when I made changed to the audience, and they had to re-approve the ads, they declined. Apparently, it doesn't follow FB advertising policies... But they approved the posts at the beginning, so that's bullshit.
    Now I tried several different ways to get my ads approved, without mentioning anything about making money online, but all my ads get declined now. No idea what to do.
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    Set up a Twitter account only today. Only shared my articles. That's it. I have 0 followers and haven't followed anyone yet.

    Set up push-engage. Only 2 subscribers.

    Traffic thus far:
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    This is from my Wordpress dashboard (Google Analytics plugin)
    I've been actively promoting my website on social networks and forums.
    Bounce rate is great, and the time on page is also great. It means that people are actually reading my articles.

    What next?
    • Keep on writing articles.
    • Be active on Social media.
    • I want to change the theme of my blog. I'm not 100% satisfied with the current theme.
    As this is a long-term project, I'll try to update this journey every once in a while.
     
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  2. thetoothfairy

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    Nice plan dude. Are you still doing well with Reddit?
     
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  3. jefis

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    I don't have much time for my Reddit strategy, but I do use it every day to send traffic to my most valuable pages.
     
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  4. Holzr

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    Good luck. A different style of journey from others, I like it.

    I absolutely love Ahrefs blog. Their case studies and long form articles are very good. If you can produce that quality of content I'm sure you'll be very popular!
     
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  5. methodcreator

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    Great Idea. Disciplined mind also. Many people has good plan but stops on the way to achieving the goal. Good Luck Bro
     
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  6. Jobdollarr

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    That is a good idea.
    You only need to be consistent.
    To market your content
     
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    Great journey! I will be following this. Hey do us a favor in your blog- do a case study for a burner site using only bhw seo services for links : )
     
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  8. jefis

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    Thanks for the idea. Although I don't think I would achieve anything with that site but burn money.
     
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    Good luck, this should be easy with your reddit skills
     
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  10. Akash Mondal

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    Good luck @jefis .. As they say, consistency is the key.
    Watching the thread.. Keep us updated
     
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    Following :)
     
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  12. Connect6

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    WIll follow!

    I suggest setting up mobile monkey where any time someone comments on a Facebook post they automatically subscribe to your messenger list. People say they get an 80%+ open rate.
     
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  13. jefis

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    Thanks. Never heard of it. I'll check it out.
     
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    Sounds Good.

    If you firmly believe your website does not violate terms of Facebook you can appeal the disapproval. Many times Auto FB bot rejects the ad based on auto filters they have put in place. Or you can try running few ads via chat box and go with a different strategy.
     
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    the time on page here: is that means average time spent each user ?
     
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    Good luck, OP. Crush those obstacles!!! I'll be following your journey.
     
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    Good Luck Bro:):)
     
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    Good luck, following your journey
     
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  19. jefis

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    I did appeal several times. No luck. I'll try different strategies, that's for sure.

    Yes, time on Page is for a specific link, and session is the time spent on the whole website. Those are average times for all users.
     
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  20. MSRP

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    Well done. You do great job there. Good luck with your journey.
     
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