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Journey with 0$ capital to a steady income

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Berkeli, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Berkeli

    Berkeli Regular Member

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    Hello fellow blackhatters!

    Some of you may know me from a couple of years back, I've been in Internet marketing before but gave up due to moving to an offline business. Well, that didn't quite go as planned so I'm back once again!

    I have created this thread to motivate myself and to get help/suggestions from BHW community. What I have done so far and the methods I will be using are below:

    1. Amazon affiliate with niche sites
    -Done my niche and keyword research and created a site with a few articles.
    2. Offer My SEO and Webdesign services both online and offline
    -Created a website with simple wordpress theme, now just getting ready my portfolio and etc.
    3. Create an Authority Blog - This will be about internet marketing, tutorials and reviews, will try to monetize on Affiliate income.
    -Created a blog which is a subdomain of the site above, and wrote a tutorial/review of Long Tail Pro.

    Plans for now:
    Concentrate on the niche site and write a few more reviews and create a page for the best items in my niche.
    Accumulate my portfolio and ask previous websites I have made to post a link to my site.
    Start the manual link building for the niche sites(web 2.0, comments on blogs related to my niche, popular social bookmarking sites)

    As I have mentioned I will be starting with a 0$ capital, domains and hosting I purchased with a 15 day 'credit'.
    Main struggle is earning some bucks to buy private proxies and a VPS, once I get those it will get easier.
    *I have a day job, and have money in my bank - I just chose to start without investment, once I see money coming in I will of course invest in some software

    Will update later on in the evening.
     
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  2. jak19

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    this i will be following, good luck
     
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    Good Luck Mate:)
     
  4. anglikan

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    I'm on the similar way rightnow . Just bookmarked , good luck bro
     
  5. nickfury

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    Good luck and don't give up. Be persistent and experiment. See what's working and what's not. I hope this time you will make do better and will be inspiration for all of us.
     
  6. Berkeli

    Berkeli Regular Member

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    Last time i did well too ;), just opening a restaurant was always my dream so once I had the capital did exactly that :p

    Thanks everyone for the wishes!
    Just a quick update, Made a list of accounts and software I owned before and yay! good news!

    1. Softwares - Scrapebox, Lincorne AIO (won in a competition haha!), GSA SER

    And the best news - checked my clickbank account and found out I have made 3 sales! (117$) but didn't get a cheque because I have to make at least 5 sales. This was from trying many different methods I had chosen 3 products and made 3 quick videos for each one, and one of them sold 2 times and the other once. Just note this was in a year time.

    I might consider making youtube videos too, if everything else fails :)
     
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    ANyways you are going right path..good luck buddy
     
  8. Berkeli

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    DAY 1 Update:
    What I have done today:
    Amazon niche site:
    Wrote another product review for the niche site, built 14 web 2.0s without links(I'll let them age and add links gradually) - these have 1 article each. So in total there are 2 product reviews and a home page. Also started on a "top products in my niche" page.
    Rankings:
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    Webdesign website:
    Added all my portfolio items and created the structure of the website, Only things left are to write some content.
    Rankings: nothing to report
    Authority blog:
    Created a few banners and worked on the structure of the blog.
    Rankings:
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    TOTALS:
    VISITORS - 0
    SALES - 0
    INCOME - 0
     
  9. HAkorehdeh

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    Yhea.. . I like journeys like this. I think i have just found someone doing it the way i am capable of financially. I haven't got any softwares tho (not even a pc). I just pray i get my laptop soon (Working on it and hoping very high). Good luck to your journey!
     
  10. kurosaki15

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    welcome back :pirate:and Good Luck with ur journey
     
  11. Berkeli

    Berkeli Regular Member

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    my laptop was actually confiscated not a long ago, so I had to get a cheap, barely working one :D I hope you get yours soon. Thanks!
    thanks and thanks!
     
  12. Berkeli

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    DAY 2&3 Update:
    Hey guys I have thought about it and I will only give brief updates till I get some rankings or sales.
    So what I have done past couple of days:
    Amazon niche site:
    Created a few more product reviews and finished top products in my niche page(~2000k words!) Also made a list of the services and software I will need to buy
    -proxies
    -vps
    -kontent machine
    Webdesign website:
    Website is all looking nice now and also got a webdesign project from a friend of a friend. Agreed for a £250 fee, will only need to get some content from him (he's a singer)
    Rankings: nothing to report
    Authority blog:
    Haven't done much on this one, only created a script for a Software tutorial, will soon make a video tutorial and upload to YT.

    And there's more!:
    I have bought a nice domain (PR4, .com, and overall nice stats) which I plan on making a clickbank products review site - this idea comes from another journey on this forum her nick is barbara83 she's making quite good money this way.
    This will be a wordpress based blog and I will select 2-3 niches on clickbank that are closely related, and will write reviews, and just articles related to the products. And do SEO.
     
  13. Berkeli

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    Hey guys it has been almost a month since I have started this journey, and I didn't update regularly as I was kinda ashamed, because there hasn't been much of a progress rank/earning wise.

    1. Amazon Niche site - currently has 10 pages, and tomorrow 43 manually created web 2.0's (each have 3-4 niche related articles, but no links to the money site). Tomorrow I will post some articles with links pointing to my niche site, hopefully this will boost the rankings. Other than that I've been creating 5-10 blog comments/social bookmarks a week. Rankings are ok-ish.. currently on 2nd page for few product reviews and on 7th page for top PODUCT and Best PRODUCT
    Also done some youtube commenting and got 130 hops but no sales. This is very difficult if you don't have plenty accounts - as youtube immediately GHOSTS your account.
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    2. Webdesign Service Done a small website update for someone for £25 (i charge £25/hour). And Currently waiting on £250 project.

    3. Authority Blog - Haven't done much. Want to make some youtube video tutorial like Matt Woodward did, but still camera/microphone shy, and can't really write a script (maybe don't want to?).

    4. Instagram - As there are many other journeys on instagram, thought I'd give it a try too. Not monetizing it until at least 10k followers. 498 Followers, 778 Following.

    5. Clicbank Authority Site - Nothing on the website yet, but made a few videos and have a few hops but no sales :(
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    Sorry there haven't been regular updates, will try to update more regularly

    My main goal is to make some bucks with Niche Site, so I can get motivated a bit more. I know that once I feel the smell of affiliate money, nothing can stop me :D

    Thanks everyone who's been following me so far!
     
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  14. Digitalist

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    Have you tried messing with your CB products/landing pages? It's been a month with decent regular hops, so it might be a good idea to play around with it.

    Keep pushing and adding content!
     
  15. Berkeli

    Berkeli Regular Member

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    Time for another UPDATE, I guess..
    Some bad news and some good news
    Let's start from the bad ones, shall we?
    1. Getting fired from my job in 2 weeks. So yeah couldn't be worse
    2. Tiered Linkbuilding seems to be dead.. Created Top Notch web2.0s and blasted with T2 on GSA SER.. and the result is - nada. Yeah there's some movement, but nothing major.
    Good News:
    1. Getting fired from my job.. haha! this will be a reason for long stressful nights - but those are the ones that pay off? don't you think?
    2. Instagram is growing nicely - at ~6300 followers and ~2K following - I haven't been very active either...
    3. Finished with the clickbank review site and added a few reviews. currently ranking at page 10-11 for product+review keywords.
    4. Got my Jr.VIP hoorray! Haven't found anything useful yet though

    And that's about it for now.
     
  16. Boomba

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    Tough luck on your job man. Seems like you chose a lot of different directions to go, instead of just focusing all of your attention on one thing. I'd see what sticks and keep working on it and let the others go on the back burner. I'll be keeping up with your progress :)
     
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    Good luck bro ..
     
  18. Riemann101

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    I wish you the very best on your Internet Marketing endeavors.
     
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    Good luck with this!
     
  20. Berkeli

    Berkeli Regular Member

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    Thanks :) Instagram doesn't require much dedication it's kind of a side project, I only run 1 account which i plan on making and Authority.
    And other projects are nothing major so don't require all of my time so it's managable. Just don't want to put all my eggs in one basket - once I start making money someway I will focus on it and upscale.
    thanks!
    thanks!
    thanks a lot :)