/ramble Okay, I'm starting to become tired of myself. I'm reading all the time what works for others, what others do, what USED to work for others, how to do something and I'm learning everything that is needed to manage sites, build them, customise them.. So, in short I'm just wasting time. There are people that started at the same time as me, and are able to get thousands of visitors a day. What do they do? - Well, they don't fuck around reading about others all the time - They are communicating and learning from others, so they're not lurking, but are actively talking to more experienced marketers - They weren't tainted with the promises of SEO - They are getting out on popular websites and are baiting people with interesting articles and so on What I did so far? Learn about SEO, marketing et al Built some sites and domains, which are, honestly, half-assed. Many domains don't even have privacy, so I'm not gonna touch them. Stupid me. Google isn't the end of all traffic. It never was. But yet lots of people I ASSUME, like me, are blinded with all these stupid threads about seo. And we waste time learning, reading, learning and dreaming about ranking number on boogle. Yet, realise that the internet is much larger than foogle. Where did SEO take me? Well, in short, nowhere. How much did it cost so far? GSA SER, CB, Scrapebox+2 plugins, 2 months of proxies, eazyazon,and 1 month of vps and fcs networker, bluehost hosting(12x7,95) and 3 months of my life and possibly other minor expenses Okay, it might be me that's a noob and picked a wrong niche for seoing (low competition, cb product) and my website barely got any traffic over 2 months. I never ranked a site and I'm not gonna argue with people about seo. It's good, but it's only a part of the game. I need to cut down on expenses until I start seeing returns on my efforts. Since january, I haven't had a damn sale, so I will cancel all services, except for the vps and some proxies. /ramble My takeaway so far is just get in there, pick some products and write a short review of them, and then market the site with both seo and active internet marketing consisting of traffic leaking and social media. I've got so many tools, yet I am too dumb or unexperienced too use them. If the only thing you'll take away from me is this, that don't do too many things at the same time. I've got around 10 project ideas going on, but I only got down to one so far, which didn't leave anywhere. So hammer only one sword at a time. I'm an affiliate at clickbank, cj, shareasale, linkshare, amazon and with a few companies. Okay, so let's cut out the crap. I'm gonna look at clickbank, for now, in this journey and pick about 40-100 products in evergreen niches. If people can sell clickbank crap, then so do I. Look at warriorforum. The so many gurus that people seem to hate apparently can make a living of selling CRAP to others. Their products MIGHT be crap, but the point is on that they are able to sell, unlike me. First, I'm gonna get some products and categorise them, analyse the vendors' sales pages and look at their stats, keywords and top referrals. There are countless threads on BHW, when read, you will start seeing the bigger picture and get many many ideas. Then it's up to you execute your ideas and learn from their outcomes. Second, I'm gonna borrow materials and write these short reviews. I don't know how many products and reviews I will end up with. Third, I'll take a brand new domain and put it on shared hosting. Fourth, I'll put a light responsive theme on it and get the reviews on them in a somewhat organised way. I'll try to make them somewhat siloed on wordpress, somewhat internal linking etc for onsite seo prayers. The site will need to be about the user, their experience and make them go to vendors. Nothing else. The site needs to be fast, so combining js, images, clowns and whatnot will have to be done too. Same for caching and image compression. I'm not sure about cloudfare, many experienced people talked about not expecting much from their free service. Things I want on the site: Tracking in place, probably with piwik, if I can install it on somewhere User behaviour tracking, again will figure it out No FNG g1234gl3 products on my site. Never again Rank tracking with proranktracker I will monitor the top 20 for 3 terms with a beta tool I dunno, more on here later Sitemap and search function plugins - Plugins SLOOW down the site(ever tried easyazon?) and leave security loopholes, think about yoast lately Fifth, I'll start to collect articles and clickbait titles to drop on the internet on forums, blogs, social sites and really anywhere. My aim will be to get people's attention, make them read or click onto my article then my link. I won't give a crap about content on external sites for traffic leaking. I want the traffic and clicks, not whether the article is original or factually correct. I'm gonna stirr up people and make them buy clickbank junk. If they go to mcdonalds, fuck them, they will go to vendors, too. Sixth, I'll get on social media and will try to follow and interact with people, not spamming them, but providing them with clickbaiting titles and pictures. Platforms I want to try: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. I will look at other platforms that are apparently popular. I will use images with my site name and distribute them, hotlink them, whatever. I will try to utilise automation for support accounts if possible. Seventh, I'll work on offsite seo. I'm not going into discussion about this with google spying on marketing forums. If you work for google and you read this, your company's not welcome here. I will try to keep my onsite articles short, with the intention of getting people onto sales pages. I will try to redirect bouncing people onto the vendor's page. I don't give a damn. So, if Joe arrives on How to Grow your Hair Longer and he wants to bounce, he is welcome to bounce to the sales page. I'm not here to make any friends. I'm not sure about branding. We'll see about that. I'll try to post here daily, to see your feedback, complaints, kicks in my asses and so on. Two bad things about working for yourself from home are: - Weight gain if you're not active outside - Lack of accountability: No one holds you responsible So, with writing my crap here, I will hope to be accountable to BHW's large audience. I might even pick up a few ideas here and there. So let's get down to biznitz, peeps on pewep style. Au revoire, mes amies.