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[journey] to $10000/month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by GreatDon, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. GreatDon

    GreatDon Newbie

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    Hello BHW;

    For past year I've only leeched this forum but now it's time to give something back so I decided to write my own journal.

    I am 21 years old and right now I have some money saved up + ability to invest at least additional $1000-$2000/month. My 1-2 years goal is to be making $10k / month but my long term goal is to move to India/Philippines or even Thailand and outsource 95% of all the work. Even now when I am just starting I will try to outsource as much work as possible.

    Here is list of things I currently plan to do(will add more things to the list later):

    MNS:
    a1: I already have about 13 1 year old MNS sites with original content -> I want to re-examine them and start building links.
    a2: Start at least 10 new MNS sites each month.
    a3: Figure out if it will be more profitable to keep building and keeping those sites or to just flip them.

    Authority sites:

    b1:Create about 5 different authority sites in high paying niches.
    b2:First steep will be to find good domains(maybe even look at aged ones).

    Web hosting:

    I already have a lot of experience in webhosting since I owned&sold medium web hosting company about 2 years ago. Goal here is not to create new company but buy existing one with good reputation and expand it.

    I will be starting with these 3 things, additionally I want to get into affiliate/email marketing and in few months when I get contacts with good workers I will probably be starting SEO company.

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    This are stats from my about a year old MNS sites ( I've bought and put 2-3 articles on each and done 0 seo )

    I already have VPS setup with scrapebox/senuke/xrumer and pretty much every other usable tool and will start working on them today.

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    Few things that I've read a lot of different things about and I am not completely sure about and would appreciate your input:

    1: Should I track all my websites with one google analytics ? I've heard a lot of different opinions on this matter and some claim that this is easy way for google to track&penalize you.
    2: Where can I find good people for keyword research ? While I think outsourcing content writing is good I worry that if I hire someone to find keywords they will keep good keywords to themselves and give me average ones :)
    3: I am not sure how to track my serp rankings... Market Samurai is very slow and I hear you can get banned on google for using it a lot while websites that do this tend to get very expensive (especially for amount of keywords I wan't to track)

    4: This one is kinda long shot... Does anyone currently employ Indian/Filipino workers full time ONLY via internet and can give me some advice on where to find them etc?
     
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  2. Alext96

    Alext96 Newbie

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    Dude looks like you'll be bringing home the big bucks, wish you all luck man :)
    I cant answer any of your questions thought :(
     
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  3. akamafia2009

    akamafia2009 Registered Member

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    hey interesting journal. You look really focus, the kind of people I like to see. I been online for a while and I think I can help you with a few of your questions

    have sent you a pm. pls reply
     
  4. BlueZero

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    1. If you want to flip the sites, then google analytics would be good as you need to provide some proof of traffic.
    2. Either buy a tool and do the research by yourself or use some services here. I am doing it myself :p
    3. I am using Traffic Travis for this. With private proxies of course ;-).
    4. Cant answer this :p.

    Good luck with your journey.
     
  5. neu009

    neu009 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    does not really matter if you use different analytics, unless you plan to use different IPs etc to login all the time and not forget to clean your cookies etc...I assume you are hosting all the sites on with the same host? maybe same IP?
    They most likely won't need your help to link certain domains together.

    Buy the KW here, probably your best bet. Obviously if someone just does it for you they might keep goldmine KW, wouldnt we all?
    Best of luck
     
  6. dredew

    dredew Registered Member

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    I can answer your last question. Look at companies like Brickwork India, Bpovia or Asksunday. I used some of their services and it worked out great. When i was still a freelancer years back i had one virtual assistant call me every day just to wake me up... just one of the things they can do for you.
    When i went full time with IM i used several virtual assistants to build up my sites. Low rates but quality work. It's the best thing you can do to kickstart your company, saves loads of time.
    One more tip: have them call you and see how their English is. If it sucks don't be shy to ask for a different VA.
     
  7. UndeadCircus

    UndeadCircus Junior Member

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    If you're still in need, shoot me a PM. I can help you in this department.
     
  8. GreatDon

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    Update 1:

    I spend last 2-3 days trying to learn recent seo trends :) Before that I was out of seo for few months so I was very surprised with all the changes... Google penguin for example changed my link building plans quite a bit.

    Anyway I mentioned that I already have a few ~1year old MNS ... with those I was trying to rank for ~35 keywords. Bellow is screen of keywords I currently rank for ( as I said, no seo was done for those sites just good/unique content was published )

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    The keyword/website that I rank #1 has only 1600 exact searches per month and now that I checked backlinks I see that i've got ~20 backlinks from my visitors -> one of those being .edu ... pretty decent for only 1 page of good content.

    #2 Software

    I do use a few let's say "patched" programs on my VPS :D But I also own a few ... yesterday I bought Ultimate Niche Finder and so far I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand it is very fast but on the other I am pretty sure it is reporting back wrong results(especially keyword difficulty). I already replied to thread asking owner to explain things :) For start I also bought 20 private proxies for $20 from proxyblaze and I must say that I am very happy with them(for now).

    I also found very good free alternative to serpfox,serpbook,serpbuddy etc... it's called SEOPANEL, Check it out.

    #3 Work

    Today I plan to re-analyse my existing keywords and start building web 2.0 and social backlinks to main sites then blasting those via custom list that I am scraping via scrapebox right now :)

    In future I will make more detailed updates -> I will let you guys know my: Keyword exact searcher per month, my website ranking for these keyword etc.
     
  9. GreatDon

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    What do you think about hiring college students from my country to do manual high PR blog commenting for $5/h ? I just don't think I can get any online workers cheaper(even Indian,Philiphino...) or can I ???? Will probably have to move over there to get them cheaper.
     
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  10. GreatDon

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    Update 2:

    For past 2 days I've been running market samurai, google keywords tool and ultimate niches to try and find best keywords. I worked close to 12h each day and got few pretty good keywords. I changed goals a little and decided that for first few weeks I will only build MNS and put other project on a hold.

    I will also update this thread with few interesting keywords:

    1:8000 exact monthly searches $1.12 cpc

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    My site is: 1 year old - EMD - has 3 unique articles. ::: Ranking: NONE

    My SEO Log:

    a1: Started with senukex(3 way safe blast) ... I've done entire project within 5 minutes and didn't bother to edit and make spinned content more readable - I did use 5 different anchor texts to beat down annoying little penguin :)
     
  11. ejcastle25

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    Good luck on your journey dude. I'm looking forward to following this thread.
     
  12. GreatDon

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    Update 3:

    I already researched and then created 52 websites. I am paying $12 per 500-700 words long articles for amazing content which is like double or triple price some of my competitors are paying. I am hoping that this investment will pay off.

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    Was pretty surprised to see this today :D I obtained 1 high PR backlink and BOOM. This is very high paying keyword ... Adwords shows high competition and a bit over $4 cost per click. There are 390 local searches(US) and around 2000 global searches (other searches are mostly from UK)
    Apart from content I didn't outsource anything yet :( I am seriously considering moving to Philippines in October though.

    Here are my current monthly costs:

    Total: $238,00
    Private proxies(40) 40
    VPS 30
    SeprFox 10
    Hosting US #1 6
    Hosting EU #1 6
    Majestic 45
    Hosting 1 1
    SeoMoz 100
    Btw, does anybody know how long do you have to be registered to be able to post urls?(images) I hate using attachments :D
     
  13. apolinar1

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    Good luck man!!