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My Journey to $10/day with YT and Blogger

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Diophantus, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Diophantus

    Diophantus Junior Member

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    A little background:

    I tried IM a long while back, but my immaturity and impatience ultimately made me fail. Now I'm back, and I'm working on a niche that I not only know a great deal about, but is a personal passion of mine. I figure this will allow me to make some pretty quality content. I'm ready to chase my dreams. I have read a great deal and re acquainted myself with some of the basics. Any advice during g this journey is appreciated greatly.

    ::THE PLAN::

    Create quality articles on my blog, with optimized keywords. I LSO want to take advantage of social media, and article sites such as hubpages to build back links to my blog.

    Create videos on YT regarding my niche. There is so much I can cover that making several videos on a regular basis is really easy.

    I want to monitize with AdSense on both my blog and YT. My channel has been around for about 5 years with about 200 sub's due to some past content I had created in college.

    I want to promote products from amazon related to my niche. I am also going to apply to click bank and see what kind of content I can promote on there as well.

    I'm starting with literally nothing in terms of capital. Its more of a proof of concept. As I keep going I am to incorporate more SEO tactics as I learn them.

    PROGRESS (Days 1-7)

    As of the past week I created my blog, started creating some content and I am deep in some keyword research. I'm a busy guy, working 50 plus hours a week and I have a little one. A portion of my work will be mobile when I can manage, and in the evenings when I can get in front of a PC.

    This is the beginning, and I'm hell bent to make this work. Can't wait to see where it gets me!
     
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    $10 a day is not hard,best of luck in your journey
     
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    Good luck in jour journey. I think you'll achive it fast if you work hard. My advice is to build only quality contextual links to your blog and quality videos to promote on yt.
     
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  4. Diophantus

    Diophantus Junior Member

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    Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I set my money goal low since I figure that it would be prudent to do so, especially since I'm only starting. But roughly 300 a month is a nice chunk of change for me. It would also give me capital for future projects.

    I'm using my moto x as the camera. I was devising a tripod or some other form of keeping my camera where I need it lol. I'll post pictures of it when I finish it.

    Any further suggested reading for keyword research? How about mobile tools that would help?
     
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    Good luck in jour journey. hope you can reach your goals easily
     
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    Good luck man...make it work!
     
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  7. Diophantus

    Diophantus Junior Member

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    Update:

    Signed up for click bank, browsing products that I think would be well related to my niche. There are quite a few, so I might have a decent number to choose from. Coming up with a heck of a lot of ideas for videos/ articles. I'm listing possible keywords for each subject in order to have a list to cull through when I'm looking for the best ones. My focus (arguably, as it should be) is to find as many long tail keywords as I can for each subject I write about.

    It seems pretty simple, just a matter of getting it all organized. What is the adage? "Plan your work and work your plan".

    Its a good start :)
     
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    Ecophobia Newbie

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    How much time you will word. I will suggest you to make your dream big btw Good luck with your journey
     
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    The Gray Fox Newbie

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    I agree with the comment above. "Big dreams, small steps".
    However, good luck on your journey!
     
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  10. Diophantus

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    Hey! We're close to day 2 (or 8ish depending on the other legwork I have done). I am having one heck of a time trying to install Market Samurai. I used this before, but Adobe AIR won't install on my system for reasons. In any case I was at my wits end trying to install this garbage, so I decided to move on. I'll have to get a new system eventually.

    Right now, I'm brainstorming long tail keywords and putting quotations in to see what the exact matches get me in Google. If there are few site results, I check the keyword planner tool and to get a (skewed but possibly useful) idea of what the competition and volume looks like for each. After this, I plan to write an article using this keyword in the meta tags, content, title, etc.

    I got keyword that has only an average of 10 monthly searches, but very little competition. I found that kinda funny.

    I am most definitely open to any other keyword research ideas that my shoestrings will allow me to have :)

    It feels silly, but here's some stats just to keep a track on it:

    Earnings:

    Today: $0.00

    For the Month: $0.00

    Thanks for keeping up with this!
     
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  11. janinaherz3

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    Nice planning Mate! Just stick to it.

    All the very Best for chasing your dreams!
     
  12. Diophantus

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    Day 2, Part 1

    Today during breaks at work I dedicated myself to brainstorming as many long tail keyphrases as possible. I have a list of about 50 so far to perform research on. I was also researching keyword density and the general consensus appears to be that approximately 1% to 2% is appropriate. For a 500 word article that comes out to roughly 3 times if the phrase is 4 words long. Not too hard.

    I hope to have a few good keywords by this evening. Still setting up my camera rig and testing some good angles and lighting.
     
  13. Diophantus

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    Day 2 Part 2

    Still performing keyword research. I am writing as I get ideas, so that when I'm ready I can put it all together. Was concerned about the liberal use of long tail keywords, asi heard rumors that they can penalize you for over using them. Im still going to take advantage of then since I feel that the quality of content will be high and unique.

    Biggest roadblock is time. I have just a little bit but I'm hoping that somehow I can get more. I really need to find a way to do a lot of my stuff mobile so I can knock it out during work breaks. I also see it as a challenge; I'm not spending any money so far to do this., using free resources and good knowledge and practices to get what I need done.

    But the road seems a lot more negotiable than it did a few years ago. I'll keep posting.

    Earnings

    Today = 0.00
    Monthly = 0.00
    Total Investment = 0.00
     
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    Sounds good but. If I were you Id try to earn some quick.money like $10 and buy a domaisn name amd hosting real and use it instead of blogger. Because they can delete your blog very quick without any reason
     
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    Good luck on this new journey!
     
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    Day 3

    Today I found a few keywords I liked and when I had time I banged out an article. Fast. I couldn't believe it! I had a good quality 600+ article written out and good to go in a little less than half an hour! I firmly believe now that I'm not going to be wanting for content. And with the proper optimised keywords I just might be able to get pages ranked real soon.

    I'm going to place AdSense ads on my site, and I'm looking up some nice templates that I can use that look a bit better than the defaults blogger offers. And BTW Molibwe, I appreciate your feedback! I know google can kill it any time but my money is a bit tight for buying domain names and hosting for the moment. I'm just going to back up my articles and stuff just in case.

    Knowledge I have to impart today: Find a niche you are passionate about!! it makes it sooooo easy to write content.

    Earnings

    Today: 0.00
    Monthly: 0.00

    But I have feeling this will soon change.
     
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    Day 4 Part 1

    I got my blogger a nice template set up, and I am working on tweaking it to make it just right. Unfortunately, this new blog won't be eligible for monetization through AdSense for some time but that is OK because I can get that done with CB and Amazon. However, my YouTube account is ready to make earnings - as soon as I can get a decent setup for videos and upload content. That shouldn't take too long.

    I'm going to take advantage of social media too, but more on that later.
     
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    Day 4 Part 2

    I posted my first article on the blog. I'm working on a couple other articles now, and I even found some CB products to promote. I put a link at the end of the article to the recommended product. I have a 3 day weekend to look forward to, so I'm hoping to get a little work done in between.

    Besides link building, what other ways could I optimize my website to get it to rank? Any suggestions to research would be great.

    What's your reason for doing IM? Of course, we all do it to make money, but why do you make money? I'm hoping to eventually make a decent income to supplement my job, and I want to be able to pay off my student loan debt and make a good future for my son. Perhaps some day I could even do it full time.

    Earnings

    Today: 0.00
    August: 0.00
    Total investment: 0.00

    I wanna see how far I can go without investing any money into it. Eventually I'm going to get a domain and hosting, as suggested.
     
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    Day 6 Part 1

    Posted another 2 articles on my blog this morning and this afternoon, I chose a primary and secondary keyword to target for this one. All I need now is some time to see what happens. I want to start building some backlinks to my blog, in order to get a little more attention to it.

    lol I looked at the stats today, it appears I got two pageviews from Poland! That's amusing, but what's more is that it is a start. I configured my blog to where it wouldn't track my pageviews, so I should get a better estimate of visitors. I submitted an index request to google for my blog, and I set up a twitter for it.

    Keyword research, article writing, rinse, repeat. That's the plan now.