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Journey to $1k Per Month from a 'Done For You' Niche Site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by zenithblue, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. zenithblue

    zenithblue Registered Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm not a total IM noob - (I have one site that earns about $300/400 per month at the moment) but I'm certainly not making any life-changing income. I also lurk here a lot but don't contribute that much. I'm gonna try to change that and give advice where I can, as I have been the recipient of much great advice in the past.

    I recently decided to stop taking on too much work in my day job and invest and focus on IM to get to about 3/4k per month. This is the first part of that. The goal for this site is to be earning at least $1,000 per month in the next 6 months.

    I bought a brand new, done for you niche site from a reputable seller. Basically it's the same as any niche site you would create yourself, but the design and initial content (about 7,000 words) is done for you. It looks GREAT! Like, it honestly looks so much better than anything i could have done myself. It's also in a great niche and the content is optimized. This cost me $500 about three weeks ago. Since then I have done the following:

    Feb-15 Added Web 2.0 Network from a reputable seller $60
    Mar-1 Added about fifteen Manual Blog Comments a few days ago (not all of these will get approved) $0
    Mar-1 200 Social Signals (drip) $23.37
    Mar-1 Press Release Service from a reputable seller $55
    Mar-5 High Quality PBN Link $5 (monthly rental)

    The Press Release will go live this week, followed by the social signals and the 1 high quality PBN link.

    This is my strategy (largely taken from Matt Diggity's Backlink Blueprint):

    1. Create site
    2. Create social community of web 2.0s and social profiles
    3. Release a press release
    4. Social signal blast afterwards
    5. Initial Link Building (approx 1 high quality PBN link rental per week, and 1 PBN link rental to the social accounts every fortnight)
    6. Add 1/2/3/4 (haven't decided the velocity yet) high quality PBN link per week until ranked.

    This looks very natural and what would happen if it was a 'real' brick and mortar business. Set up site, set up socials, submit press release, that generates social shares and links etc etc.

    I don't have a big budget, but I am going to put in about $300 per month to get this bad-boy earning. I have already purchased the first two sites of my own PBN network, which set me back $169 each for a GREAT domain and the PBN build done for me.

    The reason I am paying for the site and the PBN to be built myself is that I do not want to spend hours and hours and hours at this. By marking this journey it will give myself and hopefully the readers a good test on whether these 'done for you' services (high quality, obviously) work and get you an income.

    The journey is testing three things:

    1. Does this 'natural' looking linkbuilding get you ranked eventually
    2. How much (approximately) is needed to invest in order to make $1000 per month
    3. Which providers offer the best services.

    For full transparency, I want to reveal the providers I'm using, but I think this will be better served a few weeks into the journey (I want to protect them if the site fails, and I want to congratulate them if the site succeeds!).

    Thanks for reading, I will update regularly and be as detailed and interesting as possible. Hope you can all take something out of the journey :)
     
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  2. Nave

    Nave Junior Member

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    Sounds interesting! I'll be following, good luck mate! :)
     
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  3. Dhruva

    Dhruva Junior Member

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    Good luck mate.
     
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  4. Derridous

    Derridous Newbie

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    I'll be following! Good Luck :)
     
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  5. SMac

    SMac Newbie

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    Love the idea! Ill be watching. Good luck!
     
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  6. nrrdulcet

    nrrdulcet Registered Member

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    great going man
     
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  7. AryabhattZero

    AryabhattZero Power Member

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    Can you name the seller you bought your site from?
     
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  8. Yarael

    Yarael Junior Member

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    Following your journey, if you get services from here, can u mention them? in pm maybe?

    Thanks
     
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  9. mcolumb

    mcolumb Junior Member

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    Will be following. Good luck!
     
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  10. Surich

    Surich Newbie

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    Good luck on your journey
     
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  11. gary2

    gary2 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good Luck on your journey:)
     
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  12. zenithblue

    zenithblue Registered Member

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    As mentioned, I will do so yet but later in the journey. I will mention all sellers.
     
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    Good luck buddy!
     
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    Smart start ! Best luck
     
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  15. SortOfGoodGuy

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    Good luck, the Diggity plan is a good one.
     
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  16. zenithblue

    zenithblue Registered Member

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    UPDATE #1

    I'm just going to be doing sporadic updates. There's no real point in sticking to a schedule, as I don't want to bore people hugely with mundane information.

    The site is fully indexed and has started entering the top 100 for a few of the keywords. The Press Release has gone out today to be syndicated and after that (probably starting Friday) the 200 social signals will go out. I have 1 high quality PBN being pointed at it from today and will drip 1/2 per week after.

    I'm mainly posting this because Matt Diggity has started promoting the blueprint I'm using today over on his fb page for anyone interested, as it's the blueprint I'm using.
     
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  17. SortOfGoodGuy

    SortOfGoodGuy Junior Member

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    Do you send social signals to the homepage or to the money page?
     
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  18. zenithblue

    zenithblue Registered Member

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    I'm sending the social signals to the homepage. More natural that way.
     
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  19. moh531

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    Good luck in your journey!
     
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  20. zenithblue

    zenithblue Registered Member

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    UPDATE
    Added another PBN link to the site today. I'm renting it from a reputable seller. So far, since site launch on February 10th, here is where I am in terms of linkbuilding:

    Feb-15 Added Web 2.0 Network $60
    Mar-1 Added Manual, High Quality Blog Comments $0
    Mar-7 High Quality PBN Link $5 (monthly rental)
    Mar-10 Press Release $55
    Mar-14 200 Social Signals (drip) $23.37
    Mar-22 High Quality PBN Link Link $7 (monthly rental)

    Plan for remainder of March: 2 more PBN links to site and 1/2 links to social fortress.

    I'm going to start adding how much I have spent in order to keep track of spending.

    EXPENDITURE
    Made for you Affiliate Site: $479
    2 Done For You PBNs with powerful domains included with 1500+ words of content each: $339 ($169 each)
    Linkbuilding: $150.27
    Content: $31.50
    TOTAL EXPENDITURE: $999.77

    INCOME
    $0

    Results so far: Very little traffic, but traffic has come from both my blog comments and trickles from Google. I also had a large buyer intent keyword article written and published. As mentioned above, I have no interest in building up terrible niche sites (i'm not a great web developer), scraping and purchasing domains and building up PBNs, so that's why I'm using these services to free up my time. Although this frees up time, it does not free up budget, and I don't have a huge one.

    What would you guys do differently? Do you think I am going too slowly?

    Thanks!
     
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