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Journey to 30$/Day in One Year

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by PandaDomo, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    I decided to start a journey to keep track of my progress I suppose and have somewhere to write down the exact costs and methods I've used to rank and when I used it. I don't really mind sharing which services I used since you can find them yourself easily. However, I hold the right to take down the links if I so choose to. I am putting them up only so people can use my own ranking methods I'm testing for themselves if they wish to. So far I've spent two months working on my website (well, it's more of an on/off thing since I don't have much funding). I plan on making my goal of 30$/day using Clickbank (all variations of methods) and to outsource everything using the cheapest (but still quality) services available. I do not have the time to manually learn how to do this myself since I am a senior (17 years old) in high school and I must start applying for college. I am hoping to make this amount per day so I will have money to spend for college. So far, here is everything I've done up to now, but I will leave out all Fiverr gigs that didn't work for me. I don't feel like writing them down here. I however, will mention the ones that DID work or were crucial to using. I will add in my own personal opinion of the services purchased but I am not endorsing nor trying to put their service in a negative manner. All opinions were from my own personal experience.

    August 26th
    -I have purchased a website from Verena: http://www.warriorforum.com/complet...der-custom-blog-best-niche-blog-designer.html (147$. I liked it, very well made, good support. She still responds to all questions and things I need changed around)
    - I purchased hosting/domain roughly a week and a half earlier but I don't remember exactly when. I purchased 6 months hosting from HostGator and the domain was free. (60-65$)

    September 9th
    - I purchased keyword research here: http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...u-google-1st-page-raving-warrior-reviews.html (5$. Communication was garbage, the keywords given were amazing though. 24hr TAT, pretty well worth it.)
    - I purchased paid traffic from the company affiliation that's on BHW. (25$/25,000 visitors. No sales, but they over-delivered by close to twice as much.)

    September 11th
    - I purchased a package of bulk articles here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ticles-great-prices-rates-0-75-100-words.html (I personally thought the articles were very well written for the price charged. I took the 5 article review pack of $18.75)

    September 21st
    - Purchased package from BHW here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...earch-engine-dominating-system-only-25-a.html (25$, I took one with no report since I didn't think it was needed. It's been about a week and a half and my keyword with 2,400 exact global monthly searches went from N/A to page 5 on Google #43. This is amazing for low-medium competition keywords in my opinion. Anything higher won't really be as effective but that's just from my own experience.)

    September 29th
    - Purchased testimonial video from Fiverr here (targeted product keyword was 5,400 exact monthly global searches): http://fiverr.com/mintyone/make-a-professional-short-testimonial-or-other-video (15$, purchased 3 gigs to make the video about a minute and a half long. Got it the day I ordered it. Wasn't exactly what I was looking for but he got the job done pretty well.)

    October 3rd
    - Purchased testimonial video from Fiverr here (targeted keyword is only 170 exact monthly searches): http://fiverr.com/banjoman15/give-a-real-looking-testimonial ($15, I purchased one minute extended extra. I must say this was an AMAZING testimonial, well worth it.)
    - Uploaded the FIRST testimonial purchased to YouTube. I purchased 4 back-link packages from Fiverr to rank this. No results yet, but I will place them down here if I get onto first page on Google. (20$)
    - Also purchased a domain from Namecheap (EMD) to have a 301 re-direct to my affiliate link selling my first product. (10$)

    October 6th
    - Purchased Serpbook Lite package. I don't have many keywords that need tracking so this will do. (1$)


    I've also purchased a few gigs from Fiverr just to throw links into my website once in awhile but they haven't really done much. I have also purchased a few articles here and there and have also used a few freebie/review things. I have only documented what has worked for me so far and the major services purchased.


    Investment: 400$+ (I would say around that much including the odd services I have purchased.)
    Earned: 0$ (Unfortunately...)

    I will update this thread whenever I purchased a new service that is worthwhile, updates to rankings, or to answer any questions. This will be a very slow process since I have EXTREMELY limited funds and I have no income. I am hoping to make my first sale by December.

    Wish me luck!:)
     
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  2. Webs2Be

    Webs2Be BANNED BANNED

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    Great post! Please keep it updates and I truly wish you the best of success! We all have to start somewhere :) PM me your site I would like to see it :)
     
  3. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Thanks!:) Unfortunately, I don't wish to divulge my niche at the moment yet, sorry :/ However, my site niche and each of my videos are targeting different ones so I targeting a total of 3 at the moment. The testimonials will all target Clickbank products and my main site that I am using is also affiliated with Clickbank. Around February when I turn 18 and can apply for Adsense, I will give MNS a shot.
     
  4. deiwman

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    until then open an account with one of your family member details and you are good to go
     
  5. Laughing-Man

    Laughing-Man Regular Member

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    You purchased quite a few things. You should have tried to take at least 1 hours out of your day to get these things done yourself. You would have learned more, saved more, and have more money to invest in more things like tools.
     
  6. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Like I mentioned, I don't have the time to do so. And I don't really want to purchase any tools at the moment since I don't have time with the learning curve nor pay the monthly fees associated with a lot of them. 50-100$ per tool is too much for me at the moment and senuke is definitely out of the question.

    I want everything to be in my own name. Doesn't matter anyway, I don't have the extra start-up money to create MNS and rank those too. Not only that, I kind of want to keep this quiet from my family :p Don't want anybody to know about this really.
     
  7. MachineLord

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    I think you should let ur fam know what u do..cuz if one day u start making a bank...they will think u sell drugs lol!, so it better to let them know str8 what u do... JK! :)
    Good luck !
     
  8. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    UPDATE

    October 8th
    - I have purchased a YouTube optimization gig from Fiverr. Might as well do everything possible to make it rank and gain insight as to what others think about tags and the like. ($5)
    - I have also purchased an on-site optimization gig from Fiverr with the gig extra of recommending the 3 best keywords to rank for. This will be effective for me because I will most likely purchase Gyuman's package again because I liked the initial results. (10$)

    Here are the links for the two gigs:
    - YouTube Optimization: http://fiverr.com/aaliyaan/seo-opti...ed-at-number-top-1-position-in-search-results
    - Website Optimization: http://fiverr.com/markp/write-an-se...o-optimize-it-and-get-it-ranking-plus-a-bonus

    I have also purchased another testimonial from Fiverr for 10$.

    Investment: 435$+
    Earnings: 0$
     
  9. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    UPDATE

    October 9th
    - Managed to get a free review copy of this gig from WF: http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...earch-engine-optimization-results-50-off.html
    I have given two URLs and 6 keywords (3 for each). All keywords are un-ranked at the moment but I'm hopeful.
    - One of the sub-keywords for my main page (home page) is now ranked at 294
    - One of my keywords for an inner page (2,400 global exact monthly searches I believe) have fallen from #37 position to somewhere on page 5. I am going to assume this is what is referred to as the "Google dance" and guess I will wait another week or two for it to settle. Guess I'll just leave it alone for the time being and not touch it.

    Edit:
    - I forgot to mention, my YouTube video (1st testimonial) is on the first page of YouTube ranking at number 15 or so after purchasing the gig. Not bad if I do say so myself for 5$. I was told I should expect to be on page 1 for the main keyword in a few days. I'm not even ranked for anything for that video on Google yet so that's a bit disappointing. I am hoping to achieve first page on Google in another 5-7 days hopefully.
     
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  10. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    UPDATE

    October 10th
    - I have purchased another package from Gyuman82 from here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...earch-engine-dominating-system-only-25-a.html My previous URL/keyword that I provided went from N/A to #37 but then fell down to page 5. I am assuming this is what is called the "Google dance" and I am hopeful it will raise higher within the month. I provided two more URLs and two keywords for each for keywords that are also un-ranked. Hopefully this will go just as well?:)
    - I have purchased a 50,000 blog commenting package from Fiverr : http://fiverr.com/seo_dude/give-500...acklinks-to-your-web-sites-and-web-properties I am using this to create a tiered effect to the previous social bookmark package I have purchased earlier that links to my first YouTube testimonial video. I am hopeful this will help my video increase in ranking. Even though it is ranked in YouTube, it is not ranked in Google anywhere at all so hopefully this will give it a little boost :)

    Investment: $465+
    Earnings: $0
     
  11. bbHood925

    bbHood925 Newbie

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    Cool Journey. With youtube try buying some organic likess from someone on BHW. Views and likes have a huge impact on rankings and this way it's super quick. Also youtube commenting - theres are methods listed here on BHW, try searching for them.
     
  12. KardoseR

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    dude wtf u spended too much....
     
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  13. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    I know, the package I purchased from Fiverr included 200+ likes with the extra. I was going to do custom comments but I don't really want to think out like 60+ custom comments that would make sense containing my keyword.

    I know, but a lot of it was spent on testing out methods and starting out. Like I said, I am new to internet marketing.
     
  14. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    UPDATE

    October 13th

    - Received my on-site optimization report from this seller on Fiverr: http://fiverr.com/markp/write-an-se...o-optimize-it-and-get-it-ranking-plus-a-bonus Got a few tips on how to further optimize my site and whatnot, not bad. Apparently I'm short on content on my site (17 articles so far) and I do not have enough back-links. Guess I have to fix this, I don't really know. I guess I should spread more links throughout all my inner pages?

    Still did not get a sale. I don't know why though, I'm driving in low traffic (200+ unique visitors so far) but I still don't have a single sale. I don't know why though since I was hoping I would get at least ONE conversion. Stats aren't too bad, I am getting repeat visits of 450+ so far in total and at least 100 of those visits the user spent 15mins+ so I was assuming I would get at least a single conversion. My testimonial video is doing alright at the moment even though I still don't have sales. Still not ranked in Google either yet, don't know why.

    Oh well, hopefully I will make my first sale in a month or so after a few of these optimization tips kick in. Kind of having some difficulties in managing my site but I guess I'll do okay.
     
  15. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    UPDATE

    October 14th


    - Uploaded another testimonial from Fiverr. Exact match is 3,400 I believe. I will purchase another social bookmarking gig to get this started.
    - Also bought a keywords service from IamNRE here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...arch-find-all-hidden-keywords-your-niche.html Gave a lot of helpful tips and keywords :)

    Main keyword has moved up to the #61 spot. It's really competitive so I guess that's a good sign. Hoping to break into the top 50. Ranking for the keyword I gave to Gyuman seems to have stabilized at #55. I hope it moves back up to it's original #37 spot. I don't think the second package has been done yet either but it's okay. Still wondering why my first YouTube video isn't ranked on Google yet. No sales yet either. I wonder how others can have a sale in like a 1:30 conversion ratio or something like that but I can't get a single one with a 1:250 so far. Very unfortunate, maybe I'm just unlucky. Oh well, I guess I'll keep at it.

    IamNRE has also recommended to get a sales/landing page also so I will look into this. Hopefully that will solve my problem of no sales :/

    redrubies has also gave a lot of helpful tips on how to optimize my site, I'm hoping to learn how to change the coding myself manually :)

    Investment: $475+
    Earned: $0 still :'(
     
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  16. PandaDomo

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    UPDATE

    October 18th
    - Received my report from the free WF package I got above. Instantly got ranked into Google around the #120 mark for a low/medium competition keyword. Seeing about 2-3 rank increase a day.
    - Package from Gyuman was finished. No rankings yet, probably will give it a week before I do.

    Considering to get a sales copy for my front page. Hoping to be able to get money together within 3 weeks or so in order to afford one. Also need more SEO packages.
     
  17. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    UPDATE

    October 26th
    - Still no sales. Current statistics is at 570 unique visitors, 2 visits each, 7 pages a visit. Close to 25,000 hits. Sad stuff.
    - Decided to lay off of YouTube for awhile. I want to focus on building my main site at this point, it's just sad that it's been 3 months and I still didn't make a single sale. I thought this traffic stats isn't bad to be honest. Oh well.
    - Two keywords for inner pages raised to 30 something and one stabilized at 50. Main keyword for the home page is starting to stabilize around 60 and is now bouncing less. I'm hoping it'll stick around 60 and then work it's way up.
    - Decided to get that sales copy done in about two weeks. If that doesn't work, then I guess there's nothing I can do other than focusing on getting my keywords to the first page.

    Very sad, starting to be disappointed with the results :/
     
  18. watermelonslice123

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    pretty inspirational, i hope it pays off for you
     
  19. cobber

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    I think you have spent too much, you should find a method that make 1$ 2$ per day then scale it up, that would be better than spending money like this.
     
  20. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Barely any of it was spent on SEO. A good chunk of it was mainly content, the initial hosting fees, and to build the website.