Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by FossilWall, Oct 31, 2015.
Thanks for the nice read and good luck. I didn't know that living in London is so damn expensive...
Did you thought about going somewhere else?
Good luck with your journey
One of the most expensive cities in the world, real estate wise. I'd love to move back to Wales but my wife is a high ranking nurse who is used to a certain standard of hospital that Wales can't provide, and the odds of them having an opening at her level are slim so would mean a substantial pay cut (plus loss of London weighting)
If I can get a business off the ground and earn well before bring on an employee I may be able to convince her as she'd only have to work part time (which is what she's hoping for and why she is prepared to take the risk of me starting my own company if I can get the funds together)
On the plus side homes in Wales sell for the same amount as a parking spot in London, I wish I were joking
Hey Fellow Londoner,
Sure is bloody expensive here.. good stuff trying to buy a house. I'm not sure i'll ever be able to afford it! Where you planning on buying, maybe when you start banking from this journey you can head to Mayfair LMAO!
Well anyway, best of luck!
BTW, can you please tell me what an "authority site is" ?
P.S. If you need any simple software tools made, PM me! I'd a dev!
We were hoping crystal palace but it'a gone up a bit too much. Wonder if there's any correlation between house prices and premiership football?
Staying south of the river. South Norwood is one option, but a but too close to Croydon for my wife's tastes. Personally I'd rather go a bit further afield and get more for our money...but we all know the women where the money trousers these days, or is it just me in a skirt? That's English rugby for yiu!
Authority site, in this case, means a quality site with a lot of good information, loads of pages that provide real value in a specific niche - rather than your burn and churn sites. Something people will be happy they read, and will have learnt something doing it or, t put it in a less verbose, more obvious way, a site that gives real authority in a niche because of both the quality and quantitype of information
I see.. i'm relatively new here anyway so don't really know many areas. I'm in Clapham now. Crazy expensive to buy but I got an alright deal to rent.
You explained that well, thanks. I guess there's nothing really blackhat about that at all. It's a legit business really, but I guess, as the operator you don't do much as everything is outsourced? Maybe not everything but i'm lazy so would try that lmao.
"See those two houses over there? mines the one in the middle"
"Whose coat is this jacket?"
"I didn't have any bread so I had toast instead"
"Where too are you?"
Good luck with the Journey. Another fellow newbie to SW London here.
By the sounds of things you have most bases covered. Similarly not an expert by any means, though if you need any guidance (have a micro niche / on its way to being a micro authority site with 60+ articles) get in touch.
Ah Clapham; know it well. I bet it was bouncing for the rugby yesterday. A lot of aussies/kiwis/saffas in that direction. If you're new there then a quick tip: avoid infernos. Been dragged there after many a rugby match, it never ends well. Actually, to be honest, I never know how it ends. If I'm drunk enough to agree to go there, then I'm drunk enough to not remember anything!
On outsourcing...I'll be outsourcing a lot of it, especially the content for Amazon sites, the content for Web 2.0s, etc. I think, to begin with, i'll be writing the lead gen sites myself so that I can get the hang of them, tweak them, test then, etc.
I'll post a bit on my lead gen plans in a few hours when my little monster goes for a nap and I can get the laptop out without him wanting to smash the buttons with the same force that Thor swings mjolner
Good luck with your jouney , keep us updated!
Good luck op... also I start my first site for amazon. Subscribed
Typing all these replies out on my tablet (as in a big phone style thing, not using a multi-vitamin to press keys on a laptop) so I'll keep things brief
Us Londoners are taking over, almost as if it's a major city with a more tech savvy demographic or something? Nah, just a coincidence. And cheers, i'll tap you up if I'm struggling!
Thanks, and I'm intending to. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions apparently. I wonder if the devil makes you take your shoes off when you're on it, so that you don't scuff his favourites
And good luck to you too!
BTW a few of you have sent me private messages (why would predictive text think I wanted to say private massages? Actually it's right, send me those instead), the site tells me I can't reply till I have made 15 posts, I will reply as soon as I am able to...but I don't agree with just spamming replies to threads just to be able to PM, so it may be a day or two
Ok, was wondering why you didn't reply.
You can't spam by replying posts - I tried LMAO!
Also, posts in certain forums don't count :/
Think how much richer we would all be if we didn't waste time and instead focused on what could make us money. I say this entirely because I just wasted about an hour of my life arguing with a few people about the NHS. I felt I had facts and figures backing up my argument (no point dredging up what side of what argument I was to get into it on here), they presented none (bet they say something different, such is our own internal bias, for all I know I could be lying to myself) - but still I kept arguing and trying to change the opinions of some people I knew I wouldn't change the opinion of.
Now imagine if I used that 60 minutes to try make money. And the rest of each day I spend reading Facebook, or browsing pointless articles (even if they claim to be able to help me improve my business, thank you "Entrepreneur"). I, and I'm sure most of you, would be considerably better off.
Anyway, I digress. In case you hadn't noticed by now, I have a tendency to do that.
What I have achieved since the last update
Wordpress, theme (just a rubbish free one for now, will shop around for a better one further down the line, don't want to get bogged in those details whilst there is some more structural work to do) and plugins have been installed. Thr 700 word front page article has been written. I need to now find some usable images.
This is all based on that lead gen site (UK city specific, female beauty niche).
The targets for tomorrow are get up, shower, dress, take boy to nursery, go to work, make money, get boy from nursery (hopefully the same boy I took there in the morning), go home, put boy to bed, write another couple of articles, go to bed.
That was probably more information that you were expecting. But I didn't want to overload you with info such as what colour socks I'll be wearing (black) or what I'm going to have for lunch (salad, unless I give into temptation).
There, I bet you're glad you read this update now.
Off to browse images of women under the pretense of working. Suddenly this niche doesn't seem as boring as it did when I was writing 700 words.
10 posts now, 5 more and I can reply to PMs!
Good to know re some forums not counting towards post counts. Thank goodness this one does.
Cheers. I personally wish for a lottery win for myself, but thanks for using one of your wishes on me
Whilst I like to think I'm a great help, the Mrs usually thinks otherwise. And in this thread I think otherwise.
But if you got a great help from my Leprechaun Street Gangs vs Honey Badgers story then I'm glad to be of assistance.
good luck on your journey
Moving forward is happening. It's not at 100mph, but it was never going to be...a 60 hour a week job, a 2 year old and a wife that works shifts (meaning I have the monster to myself), I have very little time to myself to be able to work. In fact I'm thinking of pulling a sickie on Tuesday (because that's a day the monster will be in childcare), a) to get an hour or two to myself and b) to allow me time to focus on the large Amazon site.
I need time to focus on that because once the niche is selected and the keywords done I can "automate" a lot of that by outsourcing the article writing, web 2.0 creation, PBN domain gathering, etc. But in order to get there I need to find the keywords and niche. Which takes a bit of time, I find keyword research for big sites is rather like pringles...no one can ever just dip in and out... it's all or nothing
But that doesn't mean nothing has been done.
1. I have a set of images for my beauty niche lead gen site
2. I have written another 2 articles for the site. 1 more and then I'll get them all online.
3. I have found another keyword for lead gen work. This time in the local home contractor niche, a different UK city and one I am more familiar with (meaning I have got drunk there more than once, and might even remember it the next day). I've bought a suitable domain for that.
I've also been having some thoughts. In real life I recruit into the engineering market. A lot are domestic trades people (electricians, plumbers, etc). But I used to have a specialty recruiting into industrial firms and it's something I'm growing again at the moment.
Industrial companies pay huge sums of money for equipment. Automated conveyor systems, food process machinery, weighing equipment, scanners, packaging machinery. All massively expensive bits of kit. I've been kicking around a way of lead genning for that, sort of, but more as a broker, just using the internet to try capture a lead.
There's a lot of issues with the model, and it's only something that popped into my head just before I fell asleep. The idea is still "normal" lead gen and Amazon sites for now. But if I am able to quit my day job and so be working for myself (where I will be able to take random calls, and where I will be dealing with industrial engineering companies more frequently) then it might become more viable.
No flesh to put to the bones of that idea, and one I won't be pursuing for a year or two, but just a thought I had and one you guys may be able to use. Anyone here do anything along those lines?
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