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Journey to $30.00 a day with Youtube+ Wordpress and CPA Marketing

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by upstate10, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. upstate10

    upstate10 Newbie

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    This is my first post on the forum and I figured that I might as well make it a journey for all to follow.

    A little background first-

    I am a full time teacher with a masters in strength/conditioning and coaching. I first became interested in IM two years ago when I was informed that my position would be cut from my district. This was sort of a low point and I realized that I needed to take things upon myself and be responsible for my own fate. If I wanted to make more money, I would learn how on my own and no one could stop me from that. Coincidentally I stumbled upon niche marketing through Ed Dales 30 day challenge and took an interest. I stayed home from work for like 3-4 days and completed all the work in the challenge in that time (30 days worth). The goal was to make a dollar in that time and I achieved that goal. I couldn't believe it, I made a dollar online. That first dollar is something special and gives you a different perspective on life.

    Fast forward to today. I have made money in several different aspects of IM. I have had $100.00 days with adsense, sold clickbank products, worked offline with lead generation and youtube videos, performed SEO and designed websites for clients and currently am growing a niche site in the amazon affiliate field.

    This journey is based on CPA.... I am completely new to this so it will definitely be a learning experience for me. My means of promotion will be ranking youtube videos as well as a blog. Originally I was going to strictly use youtube but as I got to thinking I realized this might also be a great niche to build a list in, hence the blog.

    My tools for this journey

    Fiverr- I am going to outsource as much as possible using fiverr, I won't buy any software such as GSA etc.... Only use gigs as I feel that this might relate to more people and give them some motivation to try things on their own. I realize that this will take some money, however it could become scalable quickly. I will provide specific information on gigs etc... for all to see (if that is allowed?)

    Onlywire- I have a subscription so I will utilize this just because it's available
    SocialAdr- Same reasons as above
    Hostgator- Already have hosting prior to this journey
    LongtailPro- I like to use keyword planner to get ideas while at work and then I generally will take those seed ideas and plug them into longtail pro to analzye competition, searches etc.

    I believe those are all of the tools that I have at my disposal, anything else that I use I will be completely transparent about and answer any questions to the best of my ability.

    Goals: 30USD a day---- I just came up with this number for no specific reason other than it would be close to 1000 a month and that would be nice.


    What I have completed so far

    1. Selected an offer in the "health" niche. I like to use this niche as much as I can because content creation is super easy for me. I have worked (and currently am working) in other niches but it just becomes boring and I get burnt out on writing things that I don't really care or know much about. I am somewhat of an expert in most health things so this is just a natural extension of my regular job and is easy for me.

    2. Gathered a list of 48 "buyer" keywords. The range of monthly searches is between 12k and as low as 300. There are plenty of buyer keywords here and some easy low hanging fruit for sure. There is also at least one youtube video and niche site on the first page for almost every keyword. Many happen to be targeting mulitple keywords which gives me some hope.. I don't have to reinvent the wheel here, just do it better than everyone else.

    3. Found a suitable group of fiverr gig offers for videos which I will be writing scripts for shortly.


    That's it for now, I am hoping that this thread will help me stay motivated and allow us all to learn a bit more about CPA and youtube. Thanks!
     
  2. valtech

    valtech Newbie

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    Following after seeing "masters in strength/conditioning" something that I'm very interested in. Best of luck with your journey.

    -Might send you a PM to ask you more about your coaching.
     
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  3. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    Hey OP -

    From one fitness enthusiast (I hold a BA in exercise science) to another, welcome to the forum. Sounds like you've got a good handle on things and the right tools for the job. Will be following your progress. Best of luck - Jon
     
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  4. upstate10

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    As away, no problems there
     
  5. upstate10

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    Thanks for the support!
     
  6. upstate10

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    Day 2 of this journey that I am documenting-

    I usually get up about 2 hrs earlier than I need to for work, this is my IM time after I'm done stretching out and foam rolling. My goals for today? To get a "general" article written that I will be using based on my offer. This will kind of form the basis for my campaign, go on the blog and be used to create videos. I am the type of person that needs things laid out in front of me to see in order to be an effective worker. I try and get all my information in one spot and then I decide how I will attack the niche and target keywords. As I said before, I have a bunch of low competition keywords and I will try to target multiple keywords in one video. I am not anticipating and videos to be deleted etc but if it happens it happens.

    A word about the fitness/health niche since two people are interested in that with my background. I FAILED miserably with my first attempt at IM with my own weight loss product. Weight loss is huge and it's a tricky animal. People like the "idea" of losing weight but don't like the actual process. I struggled to promote products and it kind of became a moral issue because I knew that they didn't actually need the products I was promoting, nor would they use them. I tried to blaze my own trail with an ebook and real information. The result? One sale. Unfortunately, no one wants to hear things like (run, lift up heavy things....keep trying to lift up heavier things and sprint more......eat less.) I found myself bashing more products than promoting them and decided it wasn't quite the right spot for me to be in despite my experience.

    What I did find, and this could definitely work for anyone interested, is that if you really dig deep you can find topics with no competition. I actually ranked #11 just registering a keyword rich domain with no content. I forgot about buying the domain and two months later I checked and was shocked. Added some content and a minimal amount of links and took over number 1 easily. The whole point is that these smaller niches within health are made for the internet. Viewers have questions that NO ONE ELSE BUT YOU CAN ANSWER FOR THEM....they need to search the internet for them and you just need to be in the top to cash in. Just some food for thought and we will see how this works with CPA offers, I already know it works with adsense and works quite well.
     
  7. upstate10

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    Day 2-

    I lucked out, 2 hr delay today for work so I can get a bunch of work done. This is great because I won't be getting much done tonight with valentines day and friday is usually my bench night (training for a powerlifting meet in april). Had a great adsense day yesterday so I am really motivated right now. Sometimes this stuff gets frustrating when it seems like you are working super hard and you get no positive feedback to show for it. Those small wins keep us all pushing forward. I try to set goals based on accomplishing actually tasks rather than monetary goals, even though this one has a 30USD per day goal. My goals are usually more like create x amount of links or write x number of articles today. If you can reach those types of goals daily then you usually have accomplished quite a bit in a month or two months time and will have something to show for it.

    With next week being president's week I have the entire week off from work and will be working feverishly on a lot of this stuff. I will continue today to compile all of my information and get ready to get some videos produced early next week.

    Goals-
    brandable domain that is easy to remember- I want something that people can remember after seeing an informational video so that they can check out the site whenever they want. If this could become a resource for this specific topic that would be ideal and I have a lot of ideas for that. I feel like I have totally knocked my keyword research out of the park. Finding keywords that will be easy to compete for yet will offer real value to the user. They are not the typical "product+review" type of words (although I will also go after those as well).

    Some videos will be testimonial types and some will be informational types. I really like to use hangouts for the informational videos simply due to the speed that I can knock these out. I do a bit of linkbuilding prior to the actual video that goes like this
    1. start google hangout and get the embed code (video not live yet)
    2. Embed into web 2.0 network that I have created
    3. Blast web 2.0 with bookmarks via onlywire
    4. record video and then optimize in youtube

    By doing this I can sort of check the strength of competition prior to actually going after the keyword because some will instantly rank on the first page.

    As I have stated before, I already have the onlywire subscription for the year ( I think it was like 49.95 or something like that) it gives me 1000 submissions a month for anyone interested.

    Is this my unique technique? Of course not, I stole it from other people and tested and tweaked it myself just like everyone else does.

    That's it for today, I'll try to update daily when I get the chance
     
  8. upstate10

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    Update. SNOWDAY!!!! School is cancelled so I'll be able to get a big jump on everything today
     
  9. upstate10

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    Just did some quick calculations, these are extremely conservative but with the payout of this CPA offer and if it could convert at 2% I would be looking at roughly 5K per month of USD. Lots of work to do until that happens and the focus of this journey is just 30$ a day.

    I am thinking that I will be using the best spinner to streamline some of this content but I haven't purchased it yet. I might crunch some numbers and find a fiverr gig instead. I have a feeling that some of this software is actually cheaper for most to just purchase a gig rather than buy the whole thing unless you are doing more volume. The trade off is waiting for the gig to be completed.

    Headed out to watch the 'Cuse game in the dome today. Not much work will get done.
     
  10. upstate10

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    I have this entire week off (perks of being a teacher) so I should be able to get a lot of work done this week. I have chosen two offers that are pretty similar and will begin creating google hangouts for some of the less competitive keywords. I have two domains as well. I will be split testing a redirect vs sending traffic to my own site first and creating some value to the visitor. I have never done CPA before so I am not sure what will convert better and the only way to know is to test and track. I'll update later today when I have completed these tasks.

    side note- Syracuse game was awesome to be at on saturday night. Wasn't pretty but they got the job done