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My Wicked Slick Journey to 100K with an Authority Site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by dwainetrain, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. dwainetrain

    dwainetrain Newbie

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    After months (maybe years) of lurking, I'm rolling up my sleeves, pulling out my shovel and getting to work on creating an authority site. I've made attempts at Amazon Affiliate sites, no-site IM, and haven't had much success. After a post-mortem on all my previous attempts, it dawned on me that I wasn't creating content based on my interests, I was just trying for easy money. Well, then, another revelation, if I had focused my energy oh so long ago on creating an authority site based on my interests, then I would be fucking rich by now! Well, maybe not rich, but at least have a site to work with when it comes to trying out new traffic sources, and gaining contacts in an industry that I'm on the outskirts of.

    But, enough of why I'm doing it. Let's talk about how.

    I'm a visual thinker, so I've created this mindmap as my jumping off point:

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    Each of the nodes also branches off further, but I want to keep the site and niche private for now. And I'll be honest, it's not the largest niche out there. It doesn't have to be, it just has to be one that I'm willing to write about and get involved in. As you can see, right now, I'm still in my planning stages. I'm pulling together all my brainstorms and notes from post readings (to you BHW members I'm eternally grateful!) and then formulating my first plan of attack. I have limited time, about 8-10 hours a week to work on the endeavor. A key point of my plan is coming back here and updating my journey, as it's a source of accountability. Thanks for reading, and now, back to work!

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  2. davids355

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    Subscribed and good luck.
     
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  3. Dan0ne

    Dan0ne Registered Member

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    Is that a software that makes nodes? looks dope i could use that
     
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    Good Luck! Push till the end and keep us updated regularly
     
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  5. dwainetrain

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    Thanks for the support!

    The mind-mapping software is called MindNode. It's an excellent tool for visual thinkers like myself.

    Today's update: I did keyword research, picked a domain name and purchased it. It was pretty slim pickings for a decent domain, but I think I picked one that will allow me some room for the different topics I want to approach in my niche.

    Next on the agenda is brainstorming post ideas and starting to craft an Editorial Calendar.

    This is pretty unexciting now, as it's just the setup. So thanks for bearing with me.
     
  6. Boomba

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    An authority site is difficult, but since you're following your passion that will make it MUCH more enjoyable to work on.

    Best of luck on your journey.
     
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    What mindmapping software is that? Looks beautiful.
     
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    Good luck on your journey!
     
  11. injjj

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    Hi goodluck! I have an authority site now and its almost a year. Currently I'm still struggling with traffic having only 300-400 visits per day.

    Well if you really want what u are doing, u wont mind the timeframe