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[Journey] Picking myself up from ROCK BOTTOM and building my way up

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by monkx0101, May 15, 2019.

  1. monkx0101

    monkx0101 Newbie

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    I was reading your thread few days back and saved some of your advice in notepad. It has been of great help in tackling procrastination and distractions. I'm trying to change myself, taking baby steps to create better and healthier habits which will be beneficial in the long run.

     
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    UPDATE #7

    Woke up 1 hour & 30 minutes late. Completed my article writing goal for today. Only 5 more articles are left to be penned down.

    Game Plan:

    Wake up at 8 A.M and run personal errands. I need to get my stuff back from the place I was renting a few months back(I have been delaying this from the past week :/ ). I had 2 extra article topics sent over by the client today. I'm confident I'll be able to complete writing 7 articles tomorrow.

    Long day tomorrow, need to rest. Night.

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    Cheers!
     
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    you still way too young to give up mate! glad that you starting this journey! best of luck to you :)
     
  5. fheaky

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    Good job writing so much. I'm struggling writing even 1 article a day.
     
  6. monkx0101

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    I get this a lot. My dad is in his 40's and he has been working the same 9-5 job from the last 15 years. He spends more than 4 hours commuting to work daily. On top of that he has to travel in peak hours when the trains are already overcroweded and there's very little space to even breathe.

    I have the resources. I have the time. I have access to the world wide web and on I know how to make proper use of it.

    I don't want him to go through his 9-5 job for the rest of his life. I have bigger goals and I believe the sooner I start tasting how the world out there works, the sooner I can make my mark. The realizations don't come quick, most of the time I'm afraid to even accept the reality I've been living in. I had so much time on my hands and I chose to throw it away on drugs which have only made my mindset worse and ruined my body completely. I fainted in the gym few months back after doing basic exercises.

    The reason I'm updating this journey is to keep track of myself and not lapse back into the self-destructive practices. This journey is a reminder to myself of how far I have came.
     
  7. monkx0101

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    How do you write your articles? Do you directly start writing articles or you plan the content beforehand?

    I am able to write articles easily because I plan the content I'm going to write beforehand. I write down all the heading and sub-heading and then start with the article. This way I know how much number of words I need to allot to each segment to complete the article without over-extending the article.

    For example if the article topic is Best Cosmetics for Women.
    The skeleton would look like this:
    • Introduction ( 150-200 words)
    • What are different types of cosmetics ? ( 150-200 words)
    • Best cosmetics for women - (Heading)
    • Product X ( 150-200 words)
    • Product Y ( 150-200 words)
    • Product Z ( 150-200 words)
    • Conclusion (100 words)
     
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  8. TheStrandDiaries

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    You didn't throw the time away. You are only 19. You are not even a full adult yet, because you are not even old enough to drink or rent a car. Your time is just now starting. I have friends in their 40's who are just now figuring out what you figured out at 19. You are 20 years ahead of the game.

    I still remember 19 like it was yesterday. I made sure every single step I made was the correct one. When I saw my friends making bad decisions, I would veer away from them because I didn't want them messing up my stuff. I was very protective of my career because I knew we only get one shot at it. Not everyone knows to do that until it's too late. It is only when they get married and have children that they realize they should have spent more time getting financially prepared. Even though I feel I did everything right, I would still LOVE to have an extra 20 years that a 19 year old has right now.

    Your dad is the same age as myself. The Internet started when we were teenagers, so he definitely has a clear understanding of how it works and how it has evolved. Do you think he would be interested in joining IM if you told him other 40 year olds were doing it too?
     
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  9. MaxDaniel

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    amazing, following this journey
     
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    Good luck on your journey brother!! Will be following.
     
  11. monkx0101

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    UPDATE #8

    Finished with the content gig, waiting for the money to hit my bank account.

    I'm now focusing on ADWEBSITE1. I'm starting the website on a fresh domain, here are some details about the project.

    Domain Age: 13 Days
    TLD: .xyz
    Hosting: DigitalOcean
    Platform: Wordpress

    Ahrefs stats:
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    What have I done till now?

    I spent my whole day researching and analyzing competitor websites. Dug out 30 low/medium competition keywords and forwarded them to writer.
    I ordered 5x800 words articles previously. The content was delivered today. The site is up and running with all basic plugins and optimizations.

    Game Plan:

    Post other 4 articles ASAP. On-page SEO optimization is a tedious process. It takes around 30-40 minutes to optimize an article properly. I'll optimize the remaining 4 articles tomorrow and schedule them to automatically post daily.
    Create 10 social media profiles.
    Create About US, Contact Us, Privacy, Disclaimer pages.

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    Cheers!
     
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    Figuring out is not getting ahead of the game. Taking action is.

    Nah my dad won't be interested in joining IM. He's not a huge fan of the internet. He's happy using it for entertainment and infotainment purposes. Making money out of it would be going out of his comfort zone.
     
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    Any specific reason why you went with .xyz TLD?

    I honestly think you should have gone for .com, .net, or other popular extension.

    IMO, the latter will also help you build a brand and show visitors that you're legit.
     
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    TLD does not matter in SEO. You can rank with any TLD.
    I'm not aiming to create a authority blog, just a simple niche blog which I can flip by December 2019.
     
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    UPDATE #9

    Lazy day today. Didn't manage to get much done.

    Optimized the blog design. Published one article.

    Created Disclaimer, Privacy, Terms and conditions, contact us pages.

    Created 1 social media profile. I found out I have few credits left in addmefast, created a post share campaign. Let's see how much shares I get from this.

    Game Plan:

    Finish optimizing the remaining article and publish them. Create more social media profiles. I'm still waiting for the new batch of articles to arrive.
    Checked all keywords in KWfinder today. All keywords have 7-20 keyword difficulty. It shouldn't be hard to rank this niche blog.

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    Cheers!
     
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    Small update:

    Published 2 articles. Ordered 10x expired tumblrs to build web2.0 network.
     
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    Did you use fiverr for your writing gig?
     
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    No. I find clients using facebook groups.
     
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    UPDATE #9

    5 articles published on website. Added the website to Google Webmaster.

    Articles are slowing being indexed and some of them are showing up in SERPs. I ordered 30x expired high PA tumblrs from Fiverr for $10.

    I received the logins today. I will start setting them up from tomorrow. I'll be using WordAI to spin content and post it on these tumblrs. I'm just gonna keep updating the tumblrs for a fortnight or so and then pass links to my articles.

    Realization #2

    It's hard to stay focused on a long-term goal. The consistency of work and determination towards the long-term goal keeps on declining regularly. I will not lie, I procrastinated a lot in this week. 2 days without any work. Just laying in bed and watching random stuff on Youtube and surfing social media.

    Game Plan:

    To beat the trap of losing focus and determination working towards the long-term goal, I've set another short-term goal under it. I love traveling and it's been months from my last trip in the lap of nature. I've decided I have to make money ASAP through this blog to fund the trip. I already have a destination in mind so that I don't keep thinking about it more often. The only thing on my mind from now on should be how do I make enough money to fund the trip in such a way that I do not have to worry about price tags on the trip. I kinda want to do it the lavish way.

    I'm publishing 1 article daily. I haven't started link building yet. I'll start link building once the website has over 15 articles.

    Few keywords have started showing up in SERPS
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    Ahrefs Stats:
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    Your story is amazing and you seem very determined.
    Keep growing and hit it big with your writing and other projects. One at a time and you'll be a success!
     
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