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My SEO Journey to $1000 a month

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dkdemon, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. dkdemon

    dkdemon Newbie

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    Hey BHW,

    I haven't really been so active at the forum. But today I decided that now was the time.

    About Me:
    I'm 16 years old, I didn't post it in the title like everyone else does because it's not important. If you really want to earn money online, then you can. I've been earning around $200 a month on autopilot for over a year now, behind my parents back.
    What has been holding my earnings back is that I'm using a lot of time at school, homework, my girlfriend and those kinds of things. But also the fact that I'm not 18 yet, I don't NEED the money and I've been missing the motivation.

    The history of this project:
    I and my family are having some economic problems, and my dad can't find a job. So we sat and talked about it, and I told him to start his own business.
    He laughed at me and told me that if I could give him an idea that had a low start capital and low risk, he would just right on it.

    I said "okay" and walked into my room. Here I threw together a little report on what affiliate marketing and SEO is, some examples of keywords and the entire marketing plan.

    I printed it out and gave it to him. He looked at the headline and laughed "Like that is every going to happen" he said, and gave the papers back to me. I told him that he haven't even read them, he took the papers and skimmed through the text, "yah, yah" he said. I could easily see that he really didn't think stuff like this was even possible. When I asked him what it was about he said: "something about finding high searched keywords". Clearly he hadn't read it. It was about building niche sites.

    I told him that it was about small sites and it WAS possible. He smiled at me and said: "Well feel free to do it yourself". I told him that I'd had to be 18 to do that. He said that I could just use his name, and he'd give me 10% of the earnings.

    I accepted and went into my room. He probably didn't think I'd actually do it, and he have probably already forgot the conversation.

    For me, this is not about the money. This is about proving that this is what I can do. This is my thing. It's about helping my family out and prove to them, that I knew what I was talking about, when I said this was a great opportunity.

    Here is my plan:
    This got me all motivated. So I created a marketing plan.

    Basically I'll go for small niche sites. 1000-5000 exact searches. These are fast and easy to rank, and can bring in a good amount of money if done right.

    So what I'll do:

    • Find a product
    • Do keyword research
    • Buy EMD domain
    • Setup Wordpress
    • Create posts
    • Do on-site SEO
    • Backlinking

    Then rinse and repeat.

    My goals:

    I've set 2 goals.

    My first goal: By the end of this year (January 1st 2013) I want to make $1000+ a month.
    My second goal: By the end of NEXT year (January 1st 2014) I want to make $4000+ a month.

    The reason that the second goal is much higher than the first is that I hope my dad will realize the money potential once the money starts flowing in. Then I can learn him the basics, and we can start to work together on hitting the goal.

    Day 1:
    I started yesterday, so here is what I did:

    • Registered a new email, in my dad's name.
    • Registered at Commission Junction and MaxBounty (as I had spotted an interesting offer here the other day)
    • Done keyword research for a MaxBounty affiliate offer.
    • Registered EMD Domain.
    • Setup and configured Wordpress.
    • Created the posts and pages.
    • Done on-site SEO Optimization.
    • Done some things to get the site indexed fast.

    If just I could've been this motivated all the time :)

    Earnings today: 0$
    All time earnings from this project: 0$ (pretty self explaining)


    Anyways the plan for today is:

    Start backlinking

    Day 2:
    So I'm done for today, I didn't work too much as I had homework to do, but I reached what I wanted to. Here is what I done:

    • Wrote a 600+ words article
    • Registered at 10 High PR Web 2.0 Sites (wordpress.com, etc.)
    • Posted spinned articles to the web 2.0 sites with anchor text.
    • Blasted web 2.0 sites with 5000 comments (decent quality)
    • Blasted my site with 300 high quality blog comments (PR 1+ some do f0llow, edu, gov, many low obl)
    • Created 25 social bookmarks with SocialMonkee.
    • Signed up for Adsense, as I haven't been using this before (because of underage) Awaiting approval.

    Earnings today: 0$
    All time earnings from this project: 0$ (pretty self explaining)

    Now it's just time to wait, until it's fully indexed and hopefully starts to rank. Tomorrow I'll probably blast some more links and do keyword research for a new site.
    I'll be updating this thread every day if possible!

    I hope you'll follow me and enjoy the thread.

    If you have any questions or suggestions for me, then post below or pm me.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  2. boom1

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    go for it OP, I will be following you as you reach for your goals
     
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  3. Giuni

    Giuni Power Member

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    Motivation is the most important thing in IM. if you got that, everything else will come with time. GL OP
     
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  4. TheLunatic

    TheLunatic Newbie

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    Awesome man! I'm 18, and this is what I'm trying to do as well. I've already started to see some success in ranking, incorporating all the SEO techniques I've learned here. Haven't got my first sale yet, but I'm trying to work hard.

    Keep it up, don't get demotivated and please update the journey. I'll be happily following the thread. The best of luck mate.
     
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  5. Nemizr

    Nemizr Regular Member

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    How are you planning on earning money? Adsense or CPA?
     
  6. --sKy--

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    It's EMD not EDM
     
  7. seoquickheal

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    Good luck and never give up even you didn't make enough. surely one day it will come for sure.
     
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  8. socialmediahopper

    socialmediahopper Regular Member

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    Quick Question: why you go for CJ and Maxbounty ?
    MNS is best for adsense ?
     
  9. cooldude2020

    cooldude2020 Junior Member

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    I think with proper dedication & hardwork you can achieve $4000+ per month by the end of this year itself! ;) My best wishes for you buddy :)
     
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  10. safex

    safex Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well, In start Every one laughs at you even family..once you proof they will follow..if you fall..they will laugh at you whole life..reminding you what happens..Anyway...Good start..Micro sites GOod,,but Maxbounty now a days tough to register..You better start with simple Micro Sites with CJ and Adsense..once you have proofs for Maxbounty you can do it with them..!!
     
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  11. mainhoondon

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    I'll keep reading this one..
    I myself don't make a cent online
    So i guess your story may motivate me too :)
     
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  12. dkdemon

    dkdemon Newbie

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    Thank you guys, I love the support you get here at BHW!

    Atm my plan is CPA. But maybe I'll go for Adsense for some other sites too.

    Thank you, I have corrected it :)

    Hey, it really depends on the keyword imo. If you have a VERY targeted keyword for dog training (just an example) and an affiliate offer for that too, you'll see pretty good conversion rates.

    I've never really used adsense because they're good at spotting underages and banning them for life. But now that I can use my dads name I'll definitely consider it.

    Thanks :)

    I hope it will!
    Motivation and the will to actually do something has definitely been the most important thing for me.
     
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  13. auw21

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    i started my IM journey 2 years ago and reach $1,000 - $3,000/months earnings since one year ago. I was 17 years old when i learn IM for the first time.

    You can achieve your goals if you focus and stick with your plan (+ don't buy crap ebook,etc)
     
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  14. Dbanj

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    Never Say Never! You can achieve your goals if you believe in yourself, work hard & dedicate your time. Goodluck!
     
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  15. Nemizr

    Nemizr Regular Member

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    Okay, dkdemon (from Denmark? If you are, PM me) thanks for answering and good luck. Having motivation and TIME and OPPERTUNITY is definetly very important.
     
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  16. pennystocks

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    good luck friend
     
  17. nutserious

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    Motivate me bro!
     
  18. poola

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    Keep it up boy. In this business, action is the main key to succes. Unfortunately a lot of people are cut up in reading from one thread to the other hoping to find the easiest method to make money. What they forget is that there is no easy way to succes.
     
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  19. pennystocks

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    wow impressive
     
  20. socialmediahopper

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    Buddy my best wishes for you :)
     
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