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Journey to $1M from one Domain/Website

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by iron-noob, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. iron-noob

    iron-noob Newbie

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    Hello Blackhatters,

    I am starting this thread to have you follow me through one of my more "optimistic", less practical projects. This is by no means something I'm devoting all my energy in. Its one of those things that IF it works I'll make a killing, but at the same time I need to make sure I have a steady income with some of my other, more reliable methods.

    The Plan:
    Buy a domain/hosting. Raise $1M through various methods:
    - Sell advertising space (done,retired)
    - CPA offers(in progress)
    - Shoutouts on social media(in the process of building an audience)
    - GoFundMe campaign (Set up, no funding as of Jan 26/2016)
    - Sell the site (1 private offer, $50 000- declined)

    The site isn't content driven per se. Its more of a viral e-begging idea in a way. Not exactly begging, because the site does provide value to individuals which can utilize the traffic it is currently receiving. No SEO done, no promotions(except one email), etc. All organic traffic through word of mouth, and an email sent out to friends and colleagues which has been spread around. Not sure if I'm allowed to post the link, but thats the best I can explain it.

    Progress:
    Spent-
    $12.96 domain/hosting- had some credit on my account.

    Earned-
    $230.85 adsense (paid out)--> account is now banned for illegal clicks



    Made this thread to hear suggestions, and basically to give myself some accountability to make this thing happen.
     
  2. Oz0102

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    ...yah, that's not a great start cowboy :) Nor a good strategy if you're thinking long-term. To be honest - set your goals lower. I assume that by 1M you mean $1.000.000 and not the often coined mile (1.000) in cost per view advertising.

    If you are able to register a domain, find a niche, log your hours and make more than $20 / hour with that domain after 6 months you can consider it a success. That's $3200 / month with a 40 hour workweek - nothing to sneeze at!

    Ever heard of the phrase Rome wasn't built in one day ? That applies here. Start small, get confident, expand, learn - profit. You can't go from Neanderthal to airborne human in 1 step.

    This stuff takes time! Enjoy the process and don't skip it. You'll get frustrated, quit and be back at a dayjob within months. Now that would be a real shame.
     
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  4. iron-noob

    iron-noob Newbie

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    This is a side project! Something "stupid" that I'm not heavily invested in (time and otherwise) but will still make an effort to make it happen. I have other realistic ventures.
     
  5. DDuce

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    That doesn't really help does it? :) Not trying to be a party pooper but if you set a goal of 1 million and then confess to not even make it your primary goal - what's going to come of it? Nothing.

    I'm trying to shock you into reality. You can do this, but if you've given up already, you might aswel stop right here. BHW isn't some echo pit, it's filled with people who've walked the walk. If you're willing, join! But be ready to make a ton of mistakes and don't think of them as failures but as learning opportunities! It won't be easy - nothing is.

    Make this your top thing :) First 1K, then 10K, then 100K. See where life takes takes you!

    But always, always focus on 1 thing at a time. Unless you're a woman, then you can do like.. two things :p

     
  6. iron-noob

    iron-noob Newbie

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    So much hate! Thanks for that though. I love proving people wrong :) Its almost as if when someone tells me I can't do something, I HAVE TO show them otherwise. Challenge accepted.
     
  7. JamesConway

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    I love the big goals.. Shoot for the stars, land on the moon! Go for it bro...
     
  8. Dante12

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    Man, $1 Mill? That's a high goal but if you know what you're dong and have the mindset - why not! Good luck
     
  9. Johnzoldyck

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    Woow High Goal ^^ .. Good luck on your journey
     
  10. iron-noob

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    Thanks for the love everyone!
     
  11. mrkingsl

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    Any update OP? Im rooting for you here bud. You are making me nervous.
     
  12. JokerSEO

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    Declined an offer for $50k after only $230 adsense earnings? What am I missing?
     
  13. kriwil

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    Surprise... Im not sure you will get your goal