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Lifestyle Design- Building My Future

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by chromeo, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. chromeo

    chromeo Registered Member

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    I'm currently a college student with about 2 years of school left. I dabbled in IM and made a niche website and made some small $$ doing that but I'm ready to really put forth a serious effort to achieve the "extravagant" lifestyle I desire (before 30). I just need to keep in mind that life rewards those who take risks. I know that I'll have to start small but that is how these journeys always begin. I'll be having multiple ventures over time so that my income is diversified (eggs in multiple baskets blah blah). For now I want to focus on the method zerofoxtrot has popularized, Youtube+Clickbank. Once that venture is established I will move onto Kindle ebook marketing.

    So for my first niche i decided on one with a keyword of 23k local monthly searches the keyword tool tells me the competition is low so I'm sure I can handle it. My starting budget is fairly low so I may do some fiverr articles/get another job to help pay for SEO services. I'm going to emulate zero's method fairly closely and stick with a single quality video for now, then add more as time goes on.

    I have already paid a convincing guy on fiverr to make a nice testimonial and I've uploaded with a small 150 word article in the description with an ad overlay linking to a domain I purchased which then redirects to my clickbank hoplink. Right now I am awaiting another transfer to my paypal to purchase a SEO service from BHW.



    GOAL
    • 5k/month (longterm)

    METHODS

    • Youtube video linked to clickbank product with buying keywords.
    • Produce Kindle Ebooks in a worthy niche
    • Apps?
    Feel free to comment with any help along the way!
     
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  2. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    I have nothing against fiverr, but by not doing it yourself, especially when you're starting out.. I am afraid you won't understand what you're truely dealing with or understand the business well.
     
  3. chromeo

    chromeo Registered Member

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    Thanks, the video he made was pretty high quality (imo), you could be right though. If you see me fucking up then I'd definitely appreciate you letting me know.
     
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    henderst Newbie

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    Also, when the keyword tool tells you competition is low - that is referring to paid advertising, the actual SEO competition may be a different story - but that being said, ranking a video is easier than a webpage.
     
  5. chromeo

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    True, Im definitely a novice at this but I fired up my SeoQuake(need a more accurate tool) and saw that the average PR was only around 2 and the highest amount of backlinks(they brought up) to the specific pages was around 300. Hopefully the video aspect of this project will help it rank easier like you said.
     
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  6. chromeo

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    Sent 800 bookmarks to a tertiary link resource that google loves to rank. Going to do this for all (10) of my keywords. Waiting on some more money to purchase the full package of this expensive seo campaign. I'm looking up good niches to sell in the kindle marketplace right now.
     
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    VastheBo$$ Junior Member

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    Way to start your journey. I have 1 year left in University and I started my company as well so I can get money before 30. (really 24 is the cutoff) I'm focused on mobile with mobile websites, apps & SMS text marketing. I would love to discuss your "apps" section it is relatively simple to get started to.

    Pm me.
     
  8. seoactive

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    While its good to start at early age, most companies arent 1-hit wonder. You will find yourself overestimating stuff, close down a few businesses and more. But its definitely a good experience tho, so by the time you are 30s, you will know how to run a business (hopefully).
     
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    VastheBo$$ Junior Member

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    Thanks for that information. Good points
     
  10. chromeo

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    The apps part was for when I had more disposable income but Im down to talk to you about it. Unfortunately I cant PM you because I dont have enough posts.

    Also Ive been postlooping for extra cash. Fucking hate using it though lol.
     
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    VastheBo$$ Junior Member

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    Yea for sure: skype: tlenard32
     
  12. theinternetman

    theinternetman Newbie

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    Good luck man
     
  13. chromeo

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    Thanks bud.
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    Eh tired of waiting for cash to link build so I went ahead and purchased 30k views, 600 likes, and 600 subscribers to be drip fed to my video. I also paid to embed my video on some blogs via fiverr. Ready to get started. I'll have the cash to buy a backlinking service at the end of the week. I figure this journey thread will simply turn into posts of me pouring cash into my video while posting updates on my hops and any progress on the ebook front.

    SPENT:
    • $10 - Fiverr Testimonial
    • $27.99- 30k High Ret. Views
    • $5- 800 Social Bookmark Signals
    • $5- 600 Likes
    • $5- 600 Subs
    • $15- Video embeds on blogs/web2.0

    TOTAL
    $67.99
     
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    chromeo Registered Member

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    Just purchased some social bookmarks for the video as well as 2 days of being featured on Enhance Views so I can get some comments on the vid.

    10 each

    Just checked my hops:
    19 yesterday
    27 so far today

    I also got my first order form impression today.

    Don't think im going to bother checking my ranking on google until I have purchased at least one Backlinking campaign for my vid.


    TOTAL
    $87.99
     
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    Good luck! It seems like you are determined; I see a bright future for you.
     
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  16. chromeo

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    Thanks bro.

    So I finally am getting to transfer my funds to my paypal in order to purchase a backlinking service for $120 that was used by zerofoxtrot. In these few days Ive purchased one more social bookmarking gig from fiverr for the actual video.

    My hops have been dying down since the 28 i got a few days ago but seem to be leveling off a bit around 16. Unfortunately my phone was stolen at a pool party yesterday so my available funds will be a little lower (considering simply going without a phone for a while so that I can have more $$ on hand to throw at my video).

    Ugh ive also been slacking on starting up this kindle project. I need to select a niche and begin outlining my (short) ebook.

    TOTAL
    $92.99

    Hops- 11 so far today
     
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    The 3-5 days it takes to transfer money from bank account to paypal is killing me. Ill have 150 to work with in my paypal by friday. Im going to use 120 for the chainsaw backlinking service here on BHW 20 for 20k high retention views and the 10 for some fiverr gigs I suppose. In these past few days I have done the slideshare method and created a presentation pointing to my video and I have been using Soundcloud for more backlinks to my video. If anyone knows anymore free backlinking methods to point to my video while I wait for my $$$ in paypal feel free to tell me.

    I also checked with Spiderblast and checked how many backlinks my video had(only 54 </3 ) and now i am pinging the entire list of backlinks made by certain fiverr gigs to hopefully get those backlinked faster. Unfortunately the pinging process takes mad long but hopefully it is worth it.

    Been reading GobBluthJD's thread more and more and I'm still having trouble choosing a niche to begin writing about. I want it to be something where a 10-20 page ebook is worth doing. This process niche selection is a bit harder than I thought it would be but I'll get it done.


    Hops- only 3 wtfffffff
     
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  18. chromeo

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    Finally was able to purchase the backlinking service today. Really hoping it breathes some life into my video. Ive noticed the pinging has been working because my backlinks have slowly been rising daily so I will continue to do that. Hops have been pathetic since my high of 28 so I know i definitely need to buy more views/likes/subs. I may have got into a niche that was slightly too competitive but I'm going to keep at it. Wish me luck...

    Also I really cant stand not having a phone, its hell getting girls without a phone so I'm trying to hustle more at work to get a couple hundred for a new one.

    TOTAL
    $212.99 </3
     
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    Dont put too much value into a mobile phone, rather invest your money wisely.
     
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  20. chromeo

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    Well looked further into my keyword selection and decided I should probably tackle my secondary keywords first because those are all ranked Easy in Traffic Travis while my main is ranked as "Difficult". My hops have been terrible lately though. Also ive been checking ahrefs and my backlinks have been going up (74+) according to that but when i check my video url in traffic travis it cant find any. Any explanation would be appreciated.

    Now that im tackling a different main keyword as my primary keyword I went back and added to my original title and stuffed the descriptions even more to include all 10 keywords I want to rank for.

    I have chosen a niche for my kindle project and started to outline the e-book.