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Onward to making dank dollars in a competitive niche

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Adrianmalant, Nov 9, 2015.

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  1. Adrianmalant

    Adrianmalant Newbie

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    Hello everybody on BHW that's reading this post!

    As you can see from my join date, I am just a baby on this site.

    Like a dummy, I jumped right into IM fully not understanding anything whatsoever. However, in doing so I've immersed myself with information and I can start to see a plan forming from my first impulsive move.

    Before we start I would like to say that I've honestly took on a monster. I first started thinking that this would be maybe a 1-2 week quick get rich quick idea, but as I started investing my time and energy on it, I've come to realize that I've just landed on the tip of the ice berg. Since everybody is super secretive on their 'Journey' posts, I'll be secretive too :p and wont say the exact niche I'm in. But let's just say it's not really a niche I jumped into but a multi-billion dollar market...:speechles

    But honestly, I already love what I've been doing and the deeper I go, the more I enjoy working on everything.

    What I've done so far:

    So far, I've created a website, facebook page, twitter, and instagram account based around my niche and all related to eachother.

    I've spun articles around and basically rewrote them just so my website has something on it. Currently have 15 on my website. I plan to start writing my own articles based on the ideas and problems I find through reddit, Google Alerts and other content.

    What I'm trying to do:

    Building organic traffic through social media.
    Researching KW for articles and tiered back-links.
    Focusing on building my Instagram empire. (not too focused on others atm, just wanted the names and I'm building community manually)
    Increasing quality of article posts on website.

    The main focus of right now is quality of content. I don't plan to monetize anytime soon until I see a good number of daily unique visitors.

    I hope to share experience with all of you. From the future mistakes I'll be making and the success I'll be having.
    There is one thing that I've learned from this forum already. Success through IM isn't a question of "If I'm going to make it" but rather "when".
    This is going to be a long journey and I hope by making this diary it will help me make friends along the way.

    Please comment and share your support,thoughts, and tips! I love input.
     
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  3. Adrianmalant

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    Thank you so much! I just checked out his intro and it definitely sounds like what I'm trying to do. I'll make sure to check through everything he's done. Thanks again man!
     
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    Well start off with the Long tails and you should easily see some organic traffic soon. Good luck! :D
     
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  5. Adrianmalant

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    Hello errybody!

    This is my half week update.
    Not alot to report since i have midterms and I want to focus on that lol.

    But what I've done:

    Added a KW focused article, 1000 words.
    Set up some back links in some web 2.0s
    Gained around 20 new followers on instagram.
    Learned alot more about how to SEO articles.

    Also, some more info about me. I'm currently 18 y/o in a CSU. I have a full tuition scholarship that requires me to maintain a 3.5+ GPA.
    Telling everyone this because I can't dedicated as much time I would like to this project. But, some time is better than no time!
     
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    Thanks for the support man!
    I'll be definitely start with long tails. It would be close to impossible getting traffic with high competition.
     
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    UC Grad here, so greetings from a fellow Californian. Good luck!
     
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  8. Adrianmalant

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    GUYS GUYS GUYS! CRAZY UPDATE

    As I was thinking about my website and researching more about the IM game. Something crazy happened.
    I read about drop shipping with Aliexpress and shopify, an idea came to mind and I ALMOST didn't do it.

    I was afraid of losing money and I just had a bad day in general with school and a girl lol. But I persevered, I applied my idea, completley changed my niche on my instagram account, started self advertising to facebook groups and within a day and a half of launching the Shopify store, I made a huge sale. 70$...the profit is 30$. (I invested 14$ into shopify)

    I think I am very lucky that I took that chance of actually going with my gut feeling. I plan to focus more on my shop but if anyone else has ideas of how to not use shopify but something else for free, please tell me. I don't feel like wasting my profits for shopify services...
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    Also, I'm still planning out what I should do for my website. I have no clue. I hope ideas start coming later...lol.