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Journey to $10000 by end of 2015 - Content/ Site Flipping/ Misc!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by simplyjo, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. simplyjo

    simplyjo Power Member

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    Hi All,

    This is my first journey thread and I started it to stay motivated and keep myself accountable and on track.

    I have achieved my goals in past but I took a one year break (to travel and try other virtual jobs) from all online work I was doing - Content writing, Site flipping , Wso's / JV's, Link sales etc etc. I have made $10k a month also last year but after my break, I am starting from scratch.

    Now that I am starting from ZERO it is really difficult to get back on my feet but I know I can do anything I set my mind to. Last year, my goal was to earn $10k from site flipping in 3 months - I achieved it in 2.5 months. So, this way I have always achieved/ over achieved my goals but since my break, I noticed that a LOT has changed in the online world. There is much more competition and many new developments (as always, it is dynamic).

    I had a successful BST for content writing on BHW also before - http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ontent-writing-service-first-time-bhw-25.html

    It got shut down as I need to be Jr Vip now to start a thread . As I am on BHW since a long time, earlier there was no such criteria and my thread was doing pretty well for a couple of years.

    Now, the way I have designed to achieve my goals is -

    1. Invest in Jr Vip and re-start my BST (Can someone here guide me if BST's still do well & if its worth the investment ?)
    2. Get in touch with Fiverr staff to see if I can become a top -rated seller again
    3. Use online writing platforms to bid for new jobs - Odesk, Elance, Freelancer etc (Did I miss any ? Are there any new ones around?)
    4. Sell websites on Flippa (Starter sites as authority sites will take longer to benefit from - but build authority sites on the side for long term revenue as well).
    5. Read forums / ebooks and update my knowledge about current IM trends/ online jobs/ freelance works etc :)

    Any help/tips would be awesome and any motivational words will help me stay focused !

    I will update my revenue every 2 weeks here to keep accountability. Wish me luck guys!

    Cheers,
    Jo
     
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  2. tonybao

    tonybao Power Member Premium Member

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    You should try to sell kindle ebook also .
     
  3. Boriss

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    Good luck Jo. Having multiple streams of income is just .... GREAT!
     
  4. ula36

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    Odesk and Elance are both an Upwork company now.

    Also, like someone suggested, look into Kindle publishing.

    Good luck!
     
  5. 15hajar

    15hajar Newbie

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    yes Odesk and Elance are upwork companies now but the I personally do not like Upwork you can stick to using Elance platform as it is simple to understand and easy to work with.
     
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    Wish you the best, sounds like a good plan! Keep us updated, thanks!
     
  7. simplyjo

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    Thanks guys. I did try Kindle publishing but since I am from India, I get just 30% of the revenue from sale plus with no marketing it just bums out and overall ends into a couple of $$'s before tax.

    I was doing a JV with a marketer from US but he disappeared on me so I am not sure if you mean kindle publishing or selling ebooks "to" kindle publishers - I do the later still. Not sure how to the former being from India and not getting full commission from Amazon.

    Any tips ?
     
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    Looks interesting journey and subscribed to see the updates...All the best from fellow Indian...
     
  9. BloggerTonmoy

    BloggerTonmoy Senior Member

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    Just sent you a PM...I have a golden opportunity to work together . Hope, you will response there
     
  10. simplyjo

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence :)

    Sweet. I replied to your PM, buddy !
     
  11. simplyjo

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    UPDATE - Upgraded my Elance membership though, surprisingly (shockingly, actually) , Elance support asked me NOT to upgrade as they have fewer and fewer jobs now. Who says NO to money ??? Is Elance shutting down ? I guess so .

    Got few orders from regular clients and have a small team of writers who got the job done . Total profit $75 but I will send bimonthly profit updates later.
     
  12. simplyjo

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    UPDATE -

    Invested money in Elance Upgrade, Renewing Domains and buying new domains. This is for re-building my website empire :) It wont happen in a month or two.. quality websites are a slow process but they will give better returns in the long run.

    So, focusing on few quick sites (For quick ROI) but mostly long term authority sites for residual income.

    Also, talking to some people on/off BHW for JV's and such.
     
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    Goodluck on journey! Seems like you will be successful since you have previous experiences and know what youre doing, cant wait for updates :)
     
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    Have you started flipping sites? I am interested to see how that goes.

    Good luck with the journey.
     
  15. propguy80

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    So did the journey actually work so far? :p Curious to hear the results
     
  16. simplyjo

    simplyjo Power Member

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    Hi There, Happy to see someone interested in my results :)) I wanted to post here before but results are slow so far.
    15th - 30th sep was just $1000 (This is pure profit though, minus all investments - Elance membership upgrade, payment to freelance writers (where needed), buying online courses and books/coaching, webhosting (using 2 different hosts now)).

    Started a new authority site and goal is $10k a month - But this is long term now and will require a lot of investment initially so profits till Dec end would be low as I will re-invest part of my earnings into my website in hopes of long term passive goals.
     
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  17. simplyjo

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    I have been flipping sites for past 3-4 years and now I just sold off some sites which were expiring and I had no use for - Just made measly $XX each but its a start. Working on bigger authority sites now so results awaited :)

     
  18. propguy80

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    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I've learned a significant amount already. Please continue to update us with your journey.