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My journey to quitting my job

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by vagnerprestige, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. vagnerprestige

    vagnerprestige BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys,

    So recently I launched my second website (the first one was a failure). It has been up 6 days and I have already made $400 in profits ($780 in sales).
    The site is aimed at a very nichey niche which I can't disclose here for obvious reasons.
    My goal is to maximize and develop the website some more, as well as step up on the marketing and such.
    I am hoping to get to a stable income of more than $500 a week within 3 months of today. This will allow me to quit my job at the animal shelter and focus primarily on my business and school (I attend Collin College in Dallas).
    In addition, I hope to be able to get to Jr. VIP status on blackhat within 2-3 months so that I can take advantage of this sites amazing advertising opportunities, since a lot (although not most) of my customers have been on blackhat at least one time in their life. I feel like this forum is like an untapped market for the product that I offer.
    Anyways, I will be posting updates here every couple of days to let you know how I am doing.
     
  2. junglist08

    junglist08 Junior Member

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    Who will take care of the animals!?!
     
  3. veboo

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    Poor Animals will lose their protector.
     
  4. AmCody

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    My thoughts exactly! haha

    But anyways OP glad you are doing good on your second site. $400 in 6 days isn't bad at all. Keep us updated and good luck on your journey!
     
  5. K.H.R

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    I want to ask the same question, Who will take care of the Poor Animals ?

    However, Journey should be more detail.
     
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    Good luck on your journey, that is exactly what I hope to do is make IM my job as well. Give us some more detail though because it seems kinda vague. You dont obviously have to disclose your niche but you can share your methods and plans more specifically if you want
     
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    Should have said you are an underpaid male prostitute who wishes to quit his job to do IM. Now, all the attention will go to those poor animals you'll stop caring for.

    Think of the puppies!
     
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    I took the liberty to subscribe to this threat, I am interested on how your journey will continue. Although like llamaslayer, I would love to hear of your methods.

    And yes... those puppies... :(
     
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    Those poor animals.... :( Best of luck with your journey my friend.
     
  10. amywilson388

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    $400 in 6 days, isn't bad. Keep it up mate!!!
     
  11. vagnerprestige

    vagnerprestige BANNED BANNED

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    Hello,
    Just wanted to post an update. I got two more orders these past two days.
    And regarding the more information, I will fill you in on a little bit of my marketing first.
    So I started out by contacting my previous clients through Fiverr and oDesk. These customers bought similar gigs from me on these site but now I offer higher quality services for a higher price. I sent everyone a message thanking them for buying from me and then introduced my new service and it's benefits. I concluded with a 20% off your first order promo code. This method got me 4 sales so far.
    Next I redeemed a Google adwords coupon that gives you 100 bucks for the first $25 spent. So in total I got $125 ad credit for $25. I targeted 8 highly specific long tail keywords at about $2 a click. I got something like 70 clicks with the $125. Which lead to 4 more sales and 3 prospective clients who I am communicating with right now.
    Next I tried the same thing with bing and Facebook. Using coupons as well. However these two ad platforms have yet to show any results. I don't think that the type of people I am targeting use bing or Facebook as much. Or maybe I'm just not targeting correctly. I will also add that my main keyword has a search volume of 800 per month on Google and only 22 on Bing. I don't know how accurate these numbers are but so far Bing has been slow to produce any clicks.
    Currently I am processing an application with peer fly to set up affiliate marketing for my website with the hopes of recruiting some good IM-ers to help me get sales. We will see how this goes.
    More updates soon.
    On a side note:I just published my second ebook on amazon kdp. I will start promoting this week and maybe start a separate journey for that too.

    Ps. Sorry for any typos, I'm on my phone right now and don't have time to check everything.
     
  12. vagnerprestige

    vagnerprestige BANNED BANNED

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    Also, does anybody have any tips on setting up a custom order form for clients on Shopify? I need information from customers before I can start the order. What I do now is send them an email requesting the information but sometimes it takes the customer a long time to reply. So to expedite the process it would be easier to have them provide the info whenever they are in checkout. Is there a way I can do this on Shopify?
     
  13. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Is this your artwork OP?



    Pretty cool.

    Don't take offence but you reminded me of the guys out of The Proclaimers.

    Is the site (and fiverr profile) you are referring to, the same as your username, and will you be offering the same services on BHW in future?

    Good Luck on the journey.
     
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  14. vagnerprestige

    vagnerprestige BANNED BANNED

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    Yes that is my artwork. I have actually gotten a little bit better since that video. You know, practice makes perfect. And I don't believe I have ever heard of the proclaimers.
    yes, after I get jr. VIP status I want to start promoting on blackhat as well but that's a little bit down the road.
     
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  15. vagnerprestige

    vagnerprestige BANNED BANNED

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    It has now been exactly two weeks since I launched the website/service.
    So far it has been an extreme success for me. However, I am getting overwhelmed trying to juggle work, college, and this project. Nevertheless, we will pull through!

    So since my last update, I stepped up a little on Adwords promotion, going at about $20 a day. Moreover, I was able to get my average CPC down to about .57 cents, which is great considering I get 4x the traffic now.
    Also, I remade my ad to make it more direct and straightforward. Basically, I figured I want the person clicking on the ad to know what to expect and not just click on it because it is flashy or misleading. I figure if I let them know the lowest price and what they can get for it, they will convert more, and cost me less mulah.

    Also I have a couple girls working on articles that I am manually going to promote. I was thinking publishing them on HubPages and maybe Squidoo. Mainly, I want to do this because I want to test out this guy's SEO service before I let him work on my money site. My secondary reason is because I noticed that about 70% of the page 1 results for my keyword are articles; although there is a significant amount of competition from sites like mine.

    Anyways, I am going to continue to work on both of those strategies as well as try to find new things to try.

    So here is a quick breakdown of the money side of things for the first 2 weeks:

    Total Orders: 13

    Spent:
    Adwords: $90
    Shopify: $29
    Articles: $10
    (already had domain)

    Earned:
    Total earned: $1352
    (minus)
    operating expenses: $685 (outsourcing the work)

    Net: $667


    Anybody else find it eerie that I have 13 orders and they come out to 667 which is one more than...666
    lol