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Long Time Lurker Finally Takes Action. Shooting for $75/day and Beyond

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by iridelongboards, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. iridelongboards

    iridelongboards Registered Member

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    Hey all,

    So little bit of history about myself. 24, living in Texas. Been on BHW since 2012, reading, watching, and researching. Dabbled in certain things Linking CL ads to Amazon back in the day, but no REAL payouts. Built tons of websites including Longboarding, Skin Care, Adult Tube sites, Health and wellness, and i built a few websites on the side for clients. Again not really making anything to speak of.

    Mid 2015 I completely fell off the map and just starting working dead end jobs to pay the bills and live with it, and I'm DONE. Since 2011 I have wanted to make my living online and live a nomadic lifestyle with me, my wife, and my laptop, and 2017 is the year.

    Why did I fail so many times
    Hindsight is 20/20 and I know now that I SUCK at SEO and getting traffic to my site. I can build beautiful websites, write awesome content, and make a page that would convert very well (at least I think it would). But then the time comes to start link-building and I have always choked. But not this time.

    What's the plan
    Amazon Affiliates of course! Micro-niche site with a great domain Best______.com, with room to hopefully expand into an Authority Site in the future. Pretty simple
    1. Build site
    2. Content
    3. On-Site and Off-Site SEO
    4. Maybe Social Media? <======= Never have I ever
    5. Rank
    6. $$$$
    My Skills
    • Web Design
    • General Understanding of On Page Seo
    • Writing my own content
    But I REALLLLLYYY need to learn about Off Page SEO.

    What I have so far
    • Site is built and live as of last week
    • about 15k words of content
      • Pillar Articles
      • Product Comparisons
      • Individual Reviews
      • Informative Filler Content (no aff. links)
    • Site Is indexed and about 40% of my KW's are ranking in at least Top 100 with a good amount in Top 50
    • Facebook Page is made
    • Only On Page SEO So far
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    So that is pretty much the jist of it! Started this thread as a means to keep track of my own progress as I go along, post some of the questions that I might have. I plan on making an Update Post Every Monday, but i will be working on it throughout the week, so if I run into a special occasion, like my first sale, or Top 3 in the Serps, i plan on making a special post for those occasions too!

    Thanks in advance for the advice and motivation
     
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    Goodluck with it
     
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    Goodluck on your journey mate :)
     
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    Following this ! Good Luck ! Keep us updated !
     
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    Thanks Everyone!
     
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    Good luck! looks promising
     
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    Congrats on taking action. I suggest you stop relying on seo for your traffic at the moment. You can drive thousands of hits a day from sites such as twitter and facebook. Good luck!
     
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    5 years later ;)
    better late than never I guess. Good luck, you have sound principles and targets.
     
  9. iridelongboards

    iridelongboards Registered Member

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    Link me something that I can read man! I always down with suggestions, but I haven't really ever messed with social traffic.
     
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    lol Yeah man, Life definitely got in the way of my dream. But not anymore!! Thanks for the kind words
     
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  11. Bozard

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    Everything you need is in the money making section of this forum. It is just the same method over and over man. Twist it and your golden.
     
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    Making money that rely on seo is a passive revenue. I want to mess with social traffic. To make fan page to drive thousands of hits a day?
     
  13. Bozard

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    You need a few accounts and just any of the thousands of methods on here. You need to realize that every method is exactly the same:

    Find site
    make account
    grow account
    post links
    make money
     
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    Goodluck with your journey
     
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    Good Luck with your journey.
     
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    Best of luck! If you can keep it up, it's going to be a wild ride :)
     
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    Cheers everyone, thanks for the support
     
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    Hello iridelongboards,

    Good luck for your journey. I'm actually on the same road as you and will start a journey thread soon I think. I've learn some stuff here and made some money thanks to Social Media. I want to jump into SEO and Niche sites now.

    I have a question, have you created your site from scratch? Or you bought those amazon affiliates ready website? Just curious to know how did you get 15k words of content :)

    BTW, I've always wanted to know, from where did you take this screenshot? Would love to have this tool to track my KW once I started.

    Thanks in advance and again, good luck with your journey. Never give up !
     
  19. iridelongboards

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    The screenshot is from SerpLab. Using them to track my keywords.

    And actually bought a website building service to get things started. Hard to get everything started with a full time job working 9-7 monday-saturday
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/p...actually-make-money-50k-lms-15k-words.897901/
    He did a good job and the kw's are ranking pretty well for only being up for around a week.

    The rest of the content will be written by me. Just used him to get a head start and spend my time where it counts, getting this thing rankin' and bankin'
     
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  20. iridelongboards

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    So here is the first question of many to the people following this journey. I have quite a bit of content on my site already, and i have been writing short (500-800 word) posts the past couple days. 2 options:

    1. Use this content for web 2.0s and tier 1 linking

    2. Even MORE awesome filler content on the site and hold off on link building for a little while so the site can age a little bit before i start link building.

    Let me hear what you guys think, I have done a lot of searching and reading on this forum for a long time and havent found a definite answer either way.