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[Journey] Reinspired guy's travel from pennies to $200/month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by tundesline, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. tundesline

    tundesline Registered Member

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    Hello everyone, have been on this site for a long time 4 years to be precise even thou am still a newbie a big lurker have always been checking around every now and then but no action. The reason is this; am a university student and i choose to give education a bigger priority therefore education takes a chuck of my time.

    Now am on a 3 months vacation and during this period i would like to try my hands on something. I have chosen the way to go which is building niche sites after reading some nice threads both on and off here.

    I will be following Spenser's NSP 2.0. Now i want this Journey to make me accountable and also show other newbie that it is possible since am from Africa and this will be my first real attempt in IM. i will be starting from scratch with $0 to making at least $xxx/month in 3 months

    GOALS
    • Learn building niche sites from scratch to finish
    • Be able to teach people to A-Z of building niche sites
    • Reach page one of google for most of my keywords
    • Make $200 on my site in 6 months

    STRATEGIC PLAN
    • Create 15-20 page niche site that generates 90% traffic from google
    • Do a keyword research and get 1 primary keyword and 15-20 secondary keywords
    • Create site, write articles and do proper on page SEO
    • Do some link buildings until i rank first page

    Actually i want to use this for my coming into the IM world, i want to know if its real and achievable so i will be putting my all and try to reach my goal because i believe if this can be successful then building 5 or more niche site wont be a problem. This is not really about the financial gains its for the purpose of learning. And also to show that it can be achieved since am an African and starting from nothing.

    ACTIONS TAKEN SO FAR


    I have not really done a lot other than doing niche research. Basically i just wrote down 40 i think can be profitable and i used ebay to get some niche ideas. A product i got form here a long time ago also helped in selecting niche ideas. Not really difficult

    Next i moved on to generating keywords from the seed keywords i wrote down. i used market samurai got the cracked version from the downloads section but its too slow and even slower on my 2 gig ram laptop so what i did is i used MS for keyword generation and LTP for competition analysis(couldn't get the working cracked version would be happy if there is one).

    Now my idea keyword is a keyword that has close to the following criteria:
    • 4500 searching per month
    • Cpc over 0.5
    • Niche site, forum, Q and A sites in top 10
    • Sites with low PA and DA. PA less than 30
    • Not many eCommerce sites in top 10
    • And preferable newer sites

    This are criteria i got from reading many blog posts and threads, after making this site i will have a better knowledge of selecting keywords.

    Stuck here for some days now, because i want to learn everything about keyword research before moving on. But it has been difficult please refer threads that can help in keyword research.

    But i still got a keyword "BEST MYSTERY KEYWORD" a 3-word keyword although i can change it if i learn more keyword research and i see another one because its not an ideal one

    My plan is to make "BEST KEYWORD" my homepage, very competitive tho, but there are chances i can still rank. And make "best mystery keyword" my first secondary keyword, learned that from NSP2.0.

    For my other secondary keywords what i got was keywords with the word "BEST" always showing i mean
    1. BEST mystery keyword for xxxx
    2. best xxxx xxxxx
    3. best xxxxx keyword
    4. best xxxxx keyworld fo
    E.T.C

    I would like someone to point out how to research for secondary keywords.

    WHERE I AM

    Am still in the process of choosing and selecting the ideal keyword to continue the project, am still doing more research top get the best one since i have learned this is the most important step and since am relying on google, i wouldn't like to get it wrong from the start.

    RESOURCES
    Basic knowledge of WordPress. i can setup a WordPress site from start to finish.
    A year hosting.
    Enough money to cover the most important expenses.

    I will do everything myself from start to finish no outsourcing. Its not that i don't have the funds, but because i want to learn the whole step, and also show it can be done, also currently the exchange rate to a dollar is kind of unfavorable it will be better for me to receive lol than to buy.

    INCOME AND RANKING
    None for now.

    I would like members comments as well as advices for the pros in this aspect. i want advices on keyword research, content strategy, changing keyword to topic, and off-page seo.

    THANKS.
     
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  2. gtull2

    gtull2 Regular Member

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    Good luck OP! I will be following you. Really neat that you're from West Africa too.

    My best advice to you is to simply get off your ass and start creating. I mean that in the nicest way possible by the way. Instead of thinking and thinking and thinking, start doing and doing and... You get the point. Just jump in man. Start a site, build it, start promoting it. You will learn from the journey and be able to adapt for site number 2. By the time you're on site number 100, you will probably have an idea of what you are actually doing.

    In short, start cranking.

    Bets of luck man!
     
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  3. tundesline

    tundesline Registered Member

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    Wow inspiring piece. thanks a lot man maybe i will just use this keyword and finish this site quickly i need to make mistakes to learn. it will get better with increasing number of trials. thanks once again lemme jump and get a domain.
     
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    Now you're talking! Every site you build will get better and better. Every mistake you make along the way will teach you a lesson that you won't figure out by reading.

    Looking forward to your update about what ACTIONS you have taken. 😃
     
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    enjoyed reading this thread and look forward to your updates, good luck to your successes :)
     
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    This is an inspiring journey. I wish i can also do this in the future. Good luck dude. I will be following you.
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate :)
     
  8. tundesline

    tundesline Registered Member

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    Hello everyone, its been a while since my last update I have decided to stay off a while so I can post only when have done a lot. I have been working really hard lately reading, working and researching for 7-8hours daily.

    QUICK UPDATE

    I have bought a brandable domain name for the site.
    Installed wordpress a nice responsive theme and essential plugins.
    Researched my niche in-depth

    CONTENT/ARTICLE ISSUE


    Have been learning content creation for a while now, because am stuck at the content creation stage I have read lots of blog posts and articles, in fact have written many posts but none of them seems to be professional and had to delete them and write over and over again.

    I would have outsourced this content, but one of the goal of this project is to know the A-Z of creating niche websites so its important I write my own posts maybe few if not all.

    I would love replies, tips and links on how to create content for my site as am totally new to this and haven't done it before.

    I will continue updating and won't abandon my journey and the site.
     
  9. gtull2

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    Suggestion:

    Just start writing.

    1- Pick a topic to write on.
    2- Just start writing away on the topic.
    3- Don't focus on trying to place certain words in it. Just write it as if you are trying to tell a friend something.
    4- Write some more on the same article. If you ended up with 200 words before, I bet you can expand it to 400?
    5- When you are done writing a post think of a title that would draw you into reading it.
    6- Post that one and start on the next one.

    My goal is to just keep cranking out content that I think is pretty useful. You're not a journalist. Your goal is to just plug away.

    The longer you do it, the better you will get at it. Like I told you before, by the time you get to your 100th site you will have an idea of what you are doing.

    Gl OP! :)
     
  10. edlial

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    this journey seems really interesting to me . I will be following this :) good luck
     
  11. dentawor

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    Nice, will follow this journey. HOpe you will update it until ur success