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My 3 month Journey to $1000+ a month

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by DanDanger, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    Finally hit my $1000 a month target!

    I quit my full time IT job in February 2011 (previously worked in web development and SEO), pursuing the dream of less hours and more money via internet marketing.

    The first month I just fumbled around trying out micro niche sites by purchasing some from sterday here on BHW. Some worked, some didn't and earning pocket money from those sites certainly inspired me to keep ploughing.

    After about a month of solid freelance work, I took a closer look at my own sites and redesigned most of them to really add VALUE to the user.. instead of the cheesy MFA style. From doing that and adding more indepth articles my income from the micro niche sites doubled... but I was still lucky to be earning $150 a month.

    Interestingly though, since my purge of MFA sites rebuilding them for providing value (quality articles, good looking theme, 2 ad blocks a page) every single google update has only helped my sites in rank. With 2 of my micro niche sites I've actually outranked a couple competitors thanks to the updates.

    One of my micro niche sites I thought I could add a certain angle to it by driving sales for that particular niche.

    This is a massive niche, but so far I'm the only person applying this particular angle and method.... it's slightly grey hat but I think if I don't deviate to the darkside too much i'll be ok. Thinking outside the box FTW!

    First month after doing this my commission on sales alone was $100, next month $400 and this month $700 (now #1 on google).... from one website! This is excluding my adsense earnings! This niche and method is totally scalable and I've already setup 4 other sites which I'm waiting to rank for in a couple months I can certainly see $2-3k plus a month.

    My ultimate goal and reason for starting IM is to travel Asia for a year living like a king off passive income from only a couple hours on wifi a week. I start my travels in October and I know 100% this dream is possible now thanks to IM and my super cool method!

    The only tool I use is Market Samuria for keyword research, for anything SEO related I use some excellent services here on BHW.

    My advice for newbies starting:

    • IM isn't a "get rich quick scheme". TONNES of EFFORT is involved
    • Provide VALUE to the user
    • Keep going. It could take you a week or a few months to find a method that works for you. Key is keep the faith.

    My golden rule and what I live by.... as cheesy as it sounds..

    BELIEVING YOU ARE / WILL BE SUCCESSFUL

    As strange as it sounds if you believe this to the absolute core, everything falls into place and you're never short on motivation and ambition.


    Hope the above was useful and/or inspiring to some of you!
     
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  2. cbnoob

    cbnoob Senior Member

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    Good luck mate, you from $700 to $1k is not far
     
  3. raryan09

    raryan09 Registered Member

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    Good luck to you. Keep us posted.
     
  4. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Great post!

    Im sure you will reach your goal and get to see the world!
     
  5. Nissan2nr22

    Nissan2nr22 Newbie

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    Good luck to you man, congrats!
     
  6. critman

    critman Regular Member

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    Inspiring indeed. What SEO services did you purchase here at BHW?
     
  7. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    i try to use various ones as opposed to sticking with one. my theory is even if a particular service doesnt render the best results at least it helps my link diversity.

    i tend to avoid profile links and scrapebox blasts. if a service looks like it produces "spammy" results i never use it.

    link pyramids seem the most professional and give the best results for me.
     
  8. ltlukelt

    ltlukelt Newbie

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    Thanks for the great post!

    I hope you realize your dream of traveling to Asia ;)
     
  9. samlim

    samlim Junior Member

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    great post and good luck in your adventure in asia
     
  10. paperdonut

    paperdonut Junior Member

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    Good post and Good luck!
     
  11. oirartnoc

    oirartnoc Newbie

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    good luck dude !
     
  12. sarahnewbie

    sarahnewbie Newbie

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    I know it is an old journey but bumped for future read.
     
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  13. PasinduLK

    PasinduLK Newbie

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    Good luck to you man, congrats .good job
     
  14. GReaperas

    GReaperas Junior Member

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    Congratulations mate your post really is inspiring!