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rank and rent or possible rank and sell my own services

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Mountain Man, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Junior Member

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    I have another journey going that has been slow because I realized I could probably rank my other site using the services in the marketplace.

    I have a site that has been up for a year or two but never ranked above about page 4 for my main keyword. I am now focusing on my sub keywords and I am just getting onto page 1 for one of them that has 200 searches a month.

    I am pretty excited as today I receieved my first lead and it is for a 20,000 dollar job. In a perfect world there would be 8k profit in the job but he mentioned he has been calling lots of people looking for quotes so the profit will most likely be lower but it would be a huge win.

    For this first deal I am trying to refer it to a guy that has hired me for some smaller jobs in the past and get some sort of cut from him.

    My goal is flexible but in its perfect form I will sell enough leads from this site to move my family to the mountains and be a full time dad. ... Being able to pay my rent on time and still working full time at my current job would be ok too but I feel like the potential is here (and close) to have a step change in my income while actually working less.

    I will update this thread with some of the services I have used to date either tonight or tommorow, I have some paperwork I have to get done but was too excited about this lead to not start a Journey for it.
     
  2. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Junior Member

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    I noticed in my webmaster tools that without trying I was ranking for a term that got about the same amount of views as one of the secondary terms I was almost on the first page for. I changed the Title part of my page to reflect the new keyword and sure enough i went from +20 to #7 for that term.

    The other term I was getting really excited about and have been targeting moved from 10//11 to around 24. That seemed like a great trade off at first but I as I looked deeper into this new term on my WMT i noticed that there was actually only one day that received around 400 impressions and the rest of the time it was only getting around 1-3 a day. What a bummer!

    I have changed the terms back to target the term I was breaking into the first page on to see if it will put me back where I was as well as putting a heading with that same variation of the keyword at the top of my page. I will update when the site updates and let yall know if it jumps me back in the top 10 or if it will take me awhile to get back there.

    Turns out the first exciting lead I got was actually another contractor just trying to get info so he could do that job himself and not a real lead like I had hoped. I got another call today for a very small repair. I most likely wont get that job and there is little profit it in but it is exciting getting calls from the website again.