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Journey To Make More Than My Full-Time Job: 2 Websites + Amazon Affiliate / Adsense

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Social God, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Social God

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    After months of building my first website and creating a journey thread, I learned many lessons. (I'm letting it sit to rank while building my 2nd site. I want to focus on this journey more because I feel the investment on this site will be more profitable considering it's niche-targeted and not broad like my first site.)

    I created a new website that has a domain name (domain age 5 years) with exact matching keywords. Although many people say that domain name doesn't play a role in SEO, I feel like having an exact matched keyword domain can increase my click-through-rate. This might possibly give me a better conversion rate for my Amazon affiliate sales.

    I started my 2nd site on July 29th, 2019.

    What's my goal?
    I want to earn more than what I make at my full-time job ($2,050 a month after taxes)

    I currently have about 6 articles posted and am in search of a content writer that I'll be happy with.


    PS: Creating a journey thread and being able to share it with the world helps motivate me because blogging can be a lonely journey.

    Stats will be posted soon. Let's make this dream a reality.
     
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    Good luck, I will follow along. 3 weeks in on my journey site.

    Still chasing that first dollar since I came back to IM
     
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    Good luck OP, I'll be following.
     
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    All the best OP. Do you have a link building plan?
     
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    All the best and what's your plan to find a content writer?
     
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    Based on what you have said it is unlikely you will make more tnan $2,000 per month on an amazon affiliate site. Aim high not low.
     
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  7. Social God

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    I’m looking forward to your success! The best birthday gift for me (October 29) is to have at least 100+ articles by then. I currently have 0 traffic but it’s understandable since it’s a new website.

    Every follower of my thread gives me more motivation to succeed. :)

    Honestly, I don’t. I’m still learning about link building. I saw several packages and I’m tempted to buy.. but I’m afraid of Google penalty since I’m depending on my websites to achieve my dream of financial freedom and quitting my job. What type of links would you recommend and should I be targeting a homepage first over my best article?

    Right now, I ordered about 7 articles from all different writers and I’m satisfy with one. The best part is, this person is only writing for me and has the right personality for my blog. My goal is to get at least one article per day since I’m impatient for results.

    Thanks for the motivation. I feel it’s best to focus on small goals at a time. Of course I want more than that :)

    Aarticles: 6
    Word Count: 4,202
    Organic Traffic: 0
     
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    Any organic visits to your site?
     
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    Try to increase your word count on your articles.
    6 Articles with ~4000 words is not that good, but that depends on your niche!
    You should try to achieve quality not quantity, buying a lot of articles just to have the number is not a wise choice, better buy one high quality article (with at least 2000 words) instead of buying 3 tinny ones! Try to understand your audience and write as you are one of them and ask yourself what that guy would like to find, see on my article to find it useful!
    Good luck with your journey, following!
     
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    Hi! Do you use Pinterest or Reddit to make organic traffic? Maybe you should use link-building, putting links into keywords. You need more organic keywords) Sorry for my bad English, from Ukraine.
    I make the same niche web-site + Amazon. But It will works probably at next week
     
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    Good luck OP. I'm just starting to grow a blog that's actually about Amazon affiliate websites so I know how frustrating it can be at the beginning. But perseverance is key.
     
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    Good like OP! I'm in a similar boat!
     
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    Can you give link to your blog.. any information will be useful
     
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    Good beginning and best of luck mate. Following
     
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    As mentioned above, my site is still new. But my goal is to start achieving organic by next month. :)

    Yes! I want at least a minimum of 1,000 words on each article. The reason for the low usage of words is because I want to have supporting content on my site and let it age. I’m definitely going to be updating and adding more words to the articles. As of right now, I went through many affordable writers and so far, am satisfy with one.

    Your English is fine :D I’m definitely am looking for a strategy into link building but I also want the safest strategy. Do you have any recommendations?

    It’s frustrating, tiring, exhausting. It’s also time consuming. But hey, you will get rewarded in the long term when you’re doing things many people don’t want to do.

    Nice! Have you achieved any organic traffic? :eek:

    I hope to carry that fire til the end :)
     
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    I just started!
     
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    good luck ! what's your site about?
     
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    Yes, a little bit. You can start at 10 crowd-links, but only from Quora and Reddit to get traffic and little activity. It's a permanent task should be. Then buy links from articles or PBN's. Also, you can reg your site in thematical directories. Do you know about this issue? If you have any questions, will be glad to discuss in PM.
     
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  19. Social God

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    I'm at about 8,000 words of content! I still have 0 traffic. I will continue on pushing!
    Yes, I'm currently writing to a ghost town. It gets lonely. At least I'm not alone on BHW. :)


    How's it going for ya?
    I wish to remain anonymous when it comes to my niche for now. :) I appreciate your understanding!
    I'll let my site age for another month before getting links in. I'll focus on content for the remainder of August. :) Thanks for your advice!
     
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    Good luck with your journey
     
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