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Journey to $3000/month - Health & Fitness blog

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by TheSwolerbear, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. TheSwolerbear

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    Introduction

    *I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS, SUGGESTIONS OR CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, FEEL FREE TO LET ME KNOW, I AM VERY OPEN MINDED.*

    Some of you may have seen my other IM journey (Journey to 100k Instagram followers w/ GrowMyInsta), Where I am working on building a large following to eventually monetize through shoutouts and sending them to a website that I create. Well, while those accounts are still extremely far away from the goal, they are growing and looking promising so I thought in my spare time I might as well create a blog related to the accounts.

    My new journey here will be making a blog in the health & fitness niche, and gain traffic through good SEO as well as my IG accounts.

    I'm pretty new to the IM game still so this journey will most likely be slow, but I plan on following it through to the end.


    THE PLAN / PHASES

    Getting Started

    The easy stuff

    1. Set up website (Wordpress, Logo, etc.)
    2. Link IG channels (Website in the bio)

    Moving Along

    I plan on having bi-weekly, or at the least weekly scheduled posts to my health & fitness blog. I plan on creating my own content as well as outsourcing my articles from a trusted source I have used before.

    My articles will generally be divided as:


    • 90% entertainment (articles that will be shared (hopefully) on social media, these will have ads strategically placed on their page).
    • 10% affiliate links (related products or services)

    The reason I am doing only 1/10th of my posts as affiliate links is because I don't want my website to look desperate, I want to give my users some value or a reason to stick around.

    Other Monetization

    I'm going to be setting up a newsletter and collecting users emails, I will potentially write a short e-book or health service that users can have for free if they choose to sign up. I will send out offers, info products, or even my affiliate linked articles to subscribers.

    I will also (hopefully) have a large extremely targeted following on IG by the time my website gets some traffic that will be forwarded to my website or even affiliate articles on the website.

    Of course AdSense will also be a large contributor to my monetization, as I said, 90% of my posts will be free of any affiliate links, but will contain strategically placed ads.

    Well, wish me luck, Here goes nothing!

    EDIT: I forgot to add, I am a graphic designer so I plan on also creating an apparel page (All of it would be related to the niche of course) on my website if I get enough traffic! I would have a blast doing that for dedicated followers.

     
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  2. NouMan

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    Hey mate , good luck for your Journey , will be following you , Keep us updated and the most important thing NEVER GIVE UP.
     
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  3. TheSwolerbear

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    I don't plan on giving up! I'm gonna fight this one out 'til the end.

    I've got a loads of work to do and there is definitely going to be a learning curve, but I think that if I work hard enough and read up and continue to learn IM strategies, something is bound to come out of my journey.

    I chose $3000/month because that's probably the minimum amount I could realistically live off of. If I can get out of a 9-5 job, I will be laughing. :lmao:
     
  4. growmyinsta

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    Good luck bro! I know you mentioned this to me in our conversation on Skype! Will be here if you need any help :)
     
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  5. hekke

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    This looks interesting! I have a few questions though. Do you have any previous experience with building a website? It is important that you take your time doing keyword research as the health & fitness niche is really competitive. Although, they are huge so there are hundreds of products that have a low competition.

    Also, 1 article/week is a bit low in my opinion. Try to outsource or write some more articles in the beginning at least, after a while 1 article per week might work but in the beginning you want to expand quickly - 4 articles per month is too low.

    Best of luck dude! I will check in every now and then and see how it goes! :)
     
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  6. Stiletto

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    One more tip: include Pinterest too.
    i can send you invites to couple of bigger fitness/health group boards. For free of course. That's my two cents to your journey. GOOD LUCK!
     
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  7. TheSwolerbear

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    Great tips and responses from you guys already!

    Hekke: Yes, I have created multiple websites (Not for IM) before and done lots of keyword research as I know how competitive this niche is. That's a great idea to get the ball rolling with lots of content in the early stages, I will definitely try to accomplish that as best as I can!

    Strudla: That would be awesome, very nice of you to offer that! I will PM you and get started on Pinterest. (I am embarrassed to say I haven't really been on pinterest much.

    As of now, I am writing a ton of articles and setting them up on the site before I run it live! This will likely take a week or two.
     
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    Here's imacro I'm using for following on Pinterest:

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    EDIT: This iMacro is for following the followers of one particular board - that means that you have to find a board (not the the whole profile) whose followers you want to follow and click on followers. The pop up will appear with list of all people that are following that particular board. Then run run the script.
     
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  9. netcelal

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    Good luck with your journey
     
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    Good luck with the journey, and thanks for the share mate.
     
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    In the original OP are too many 'hopes'. Don't hope that you'll have shares or email subscribers, have a plan and work to achieve that.
     
  12. bout that life

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    Good luck man, make sure you keep us updated on your journey!
     
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    I am also a huge fitness and health nerd with a couple ig's set up for it. This will be interesting, I will be following. Good luck man.
     
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    Good Luck dude ! Give update on your journey !
     
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    I also have a health blog but it didn't work :(
     
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    Good Luck. Try harder.
     
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  17. TheSwolerbear

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    Thanks everyone!

    So far I have written 6 blog posts since my last update. Today I have had 16 views from Canada and USA. I just got my adsense ads up and have been working hard to increase my following on Pinterest as well as IG.

    My blog posts/articles are all entertainment or information based. I have not added any affiliate links so far so my revenue is still at $0.

    I will continue to update this thread on a regular basis and update it even more once theres some action. I suspect this journey will be quite slow as I'm still relatively new as I stated. I'm gonna continue putting in hard work until there are results!

     
  18. Stiletto

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    Keep us updated :) Good luck and don't give up.
     
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  19. TheSwolerbear

    TheSwolerbear BANNED BANNED

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    Things are going well on my health & fitness blog!

    Without any backlinks I'm getting a solid amount of viewers each day, generally over 50 per day.

    I have been a bit busy working on other IM projects, but I've added an additional 4 articles on the website since the last update, and have made $19 on adsense so far!

    Things are looking good so far and I can't wait to see this website grow from the ground up!