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On my IM journey... BUT FIRST!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Chaddy20, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Chaddy20

    Chaddy20 Newbie

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    Hello BHW,

    I have worked in Corporate America & Retail for almost 10 years now and contributed to many fortune 500 companies. I have realized that I was always overworked, underpaid, and taken advantage of. I am now going to pursue my own ventures. My career paths have been heavily involved with sales and strategy roles. I have worked in 10+ states and 2 countries at the age of 22. I have just began my IM journey and so far I have a few questions left before my official launch... But this is what I have accomplished so far:

    With absolutely no web hosting experience.
    No forum experience other than a few posts here and there on a video game forum back in the day.
    Only social media I have ever had was Facebook. (and Myspace way back when)
    Broke as sh!t (I currently paid for my hosting and wordpress theme by maxing out the only one CC with funds)

    What I have/will do:

    - A fully operational "Landing page" that I am using as my "home page" to my website. From here I link to forums, blog, have announcements and news. It's a 1 page "homepage" that networks all my other pages. (this only took me about 40 hours of pain, and two server backups from my webhosting... as I have no idea what I am doing)
    - A fully operational blog that is 90% finished customization. Lots of space for content. I plan to write 1 new blog every 2 days, do 1 weekly video towards my niche - and then I plan to share the mainstream "top dog" videos and chopped up articles here and there as support and hopes for extra followers. I plan the blog to have displayed around 20 thumbnails with texts of other articles I have written upon opening the page. Neatly.
    - I will be very active on all social media. I signed up for nearly every account including reddit and pinterest, I also downloaded an app that notifies me when someone posts in social media or if my keyword are posted about. I plan to use this for prime time marketing opportunity. The early bird getting the worm, ya dig?
    - My forums are in the works - base is done. I need to work on adding content. I have about 16 forums in total (including sub-forums and stuff like 'introduce yourself', etc.) and I want to have two informative posts in each forum before my launch. I will supplement the information and almost copy it from related blogs. I have around 10 main categories and 20 sub categories of blogs I would "tag" stuff with... They are mostly the same subjects.
    - I also displayed a "donate" or help our cause page. We have a fantastic cause that I see a lot of people openly donating to as it is. (can anyone provide tips on this... Like, totally avoid, bad tax implications, etc?)

    So, I have literally spent roughly 12-20 hours a day (not kidding) for the last week or so building my vision. And plan to continue for another 3-4 weeks until it's finished and ready to just be "updated and maintained". It just hit me and I had to do it.

    What my strategy is - is to have 3-5 clickbank products (for now) that I market in form of review. I will write my blogs, post on my forums, and link on social media only those 10-20 categories I spoke of, that highly involve those 3-5 products. I plan to of course drop some affiliate links in almost every blog, forum post, and anytime I post "new content". I have my affiliate link set as a subdomain that redirects to my affiliate link... So like I say,
    "wow, that's a cool idea. I saw something similar. Check this out at <my subdomain with a related name so it's not sketchy> " And when they click it, it redirects to my affiliate link, then it obviously redirects to their pitch page. (is that a good idea? I read it on google and just did it, but I have noticed that I pissed google off at some form of link shortener... So that's why I did this redirect stuff..)

    I have obsessed with learning how to get my products visible... But I have a few concerns answered before I go public...

    1. I have absolutely no idea how to track my links properly or the traffic on my sites - I am looking for up-to-date guides... Most stuff I see is from 2010-2012. I am hoping someone respects the time I put into my post and returns the favor. This will be a very useful learning thread and a journey of a very determined and relentless man.

    2. Once I get all of my content and I want to openly promote it (I am trying to build a place where people come to share ideas and talk about my niche) but I have no followers on any social media! I plan to be very active and follow/friend as many related parties as possible. But what is a good way for me to obtain a great "boost" at the start? I would prefer free ideas but am willing to spend maybe $50 if there is a good, reputable service that is worth the money.

    3. My structure is to make a blog, then make some forum posts about it. Publish blog with link to forum for discussion as well and hope for registration. Link my homepage (the one pager) every time I post something. I have affiliate links on some threads in forums. I have affiliate links in blogs. None on homepage. Is this at least a reasonable idea?

    4. Should I openly advertise my 3-5 affiliate products in place of adsense banners or other ppv/ppc ads? Would it seem way to "buy me now"?

    5. For starting out, if you could invest $25, $50, $75, $100 as a startup business - what would you buy with each allotment of money? (4 answers please)

    And my last one... What is a free service you wish you knew about when you started?

    *** I will edit this post once I fully go public with my full guide. This is to get the thread started and help educate/motivate others - and of course educate me. lol ***
     
  2. Chaddy20

    Chaddy20 Newbie

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    Reserved for later edit and to make sure I can still include the questions I asked and the relevant answers that will be posted below wont be taken out of context.

    Might as well add while I am here that I planned to market 3-5 clickbank products for about 3 months at a time... Then pick up 3-5 new ones... And just repeat that process. Have my blog feature old content here and there... So it still gets some exposure. Is that a good idea or do you have a more efficient method?

    Thanks again everyone!
     
  3. dragiia

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    $25 - As much Redbull as I can. Juice up and pump out some articles.

    $50 - $25 worth of Redbull, $5 Fake Facebook likes to fake popularity. $5 Fake Twitter Followers. 3, $5 cheap Fiverr product testimonial videos based on your 3 clickbank products.

    $75 - Hookers

    $100 - More attractive hookers.
     
  4. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Best of luck with journey OP But keep updating.
     
  5. kaptain1

    kaptain1 Junior Member

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    good luck mann!!
     
  6. Chaddy20

    Chaddy20 Newbie

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    Thank you all, I feel I am about two weeks from going public. I have an issue with the looks of my phpBB forum. I cannot install the themes or smileys/ranks as I am wishing. Minor setbacks but that's what it's all about - learning something new and keep on keepin' on.

    To make sure I am clear... Even if I had $100 to invest right now I should just keep it and instead invest my time and maybe $5 into fake followers for each social media gathering? Can anyone recommend a reputable source? How many followers would be ideal? I plan to make the video's and reviews myself... It's like a review site that focuses on these 10-20 related categories and provides news related to them as well.

    Thanks for the info guys. I will still browse around but I am really looking for some help as well. :)
     
  7. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

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    I'm definitely not a seasoned Black Hatter, but I think I can help a little on this front if plan on using Instagram.

    Just started Black Hatting a week ago and worked up to 343 followers so far. Interested in discussing methodology?
     
  8. Chaddy20

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    I am just looking for services at the moment KenTZ - And I will happily discuss my methodology once I get it up and running. I have confidence I can obtain around 250-1000 a week for the first while... just networking by hand.

    I have so much to do between creating content, managing my forums, etc... I am a one man show. :S
     
  9. creonte

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    Good luck, like it was mentioned earlier, keep us posted!
     
  10. Chaddy20

    Chaddy20 Newbie

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    Just finished near everything. Creating my video content as of tomorrow. Should take me this week maybe this weekend and I should be ready to go public... I have one last need from the community:

    What is the best way to register all my sites with search engines? I don't understand how to edit the header code thing they ask for - and then I download the file and put it in the directory I am told, it always give me an error, domain cannot be found. :(