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SeanAustin's Journey to the WIDELY LISTENED TO black hat podcast. [Ask me anything]

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  1. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

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    The SPAMillionaire Podcast ft. Sean Austin and the BHW Community.

    I've wanted to do this for so long now... And now that the several online businesses that I own are finally worthy of being deemed "succesful", it is NOW time to share with the world EVERYTHING that is inside of my head. While my businesses have all been a blast to create, nurish, and monetize, there has always been something missing... Transparency! It seems like I am always in the shadows of whatever it is I create, behind the scenes of the products that I produce, pretending to be someone else, and never able to directly talk to an audience as myself. It is time that changed.

    I have looked ALL OVER the internet high and dry and it's become apparent that there ISN'T a blackhat marketing podcast out there. This means that whenever I drive to the market, jog around the lake, or attempt to pump iron at the gym, I am forced to listen to all of the "goodietooshoes" who are saturating the market with their whitehat techniques and methods. I'm not hating on whitehat by any means, but by all means, a podcast that strictly discusses the unethical side of marketing is FAR OVER DUE.

    So I introduce to you, my fellow blackhatters, my journey to creating a widely listened to blackhat podcast, which I shall call "The SPAMillionaire Podcast" in which I address questions (hopefully mostly from members here on BHW) in order to spread all of this priceless knowledge (and junk) that lies dormant in my head

    Plan of Action
    • [*=left]Create this thread and inspire blackhatters to ask me ANYTHING [*=left]Turn these questions into an extremely high quality DAILY (yes, DAILY!) podcast, as well as a detailed answer here on the thread. [*=left]Develop Spamillionaire.com once several podcasts have already been released on itunes. On the site, I will be posting detailed blog posts, video tuts, and anything else to get across EXACTLY how I have grown my online business via blackhat tactics and SPAM. And yes, I will be using Matthew Woodward and several other aspiring bloggers as inspiration. [*=left]Do the above steps for several weeks if not months before even THINKING about monetizing. Since I already have my other businesses pumping out money, I want this to be about pure value for my audience, and not so much about monetization. [*=left]Let you all know during every point of the journey exactly how many downloads the podcast receives, as well as how much traffic it sends to the site. [*=left]See what happens next. I am more than appreciative of feedback, suggestions, complaints, or anything else that you might have for me, including cookies.


    ASK ME ANYTHING (or mostly anything)
    • [*=left]The reason this podcast excites me, is because it will be built upon the legitimate questions that us blackhatters have on a daily basis. If you have a question, I'm positive that 10,000 other people have the exact same one. And because I have quite a diverse background, here are all the topics you can ask me ANYTHING about: [*=left]Social Media Marketing (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest) [*=left]Link Building and Blackhat SEO + tools [*=left]Content Creation and Outsourcing
    • [*=left]Youtube/Video Marketing [*=left]PPC: Adwords, Facebook, Youtube, POF, any many other networks [*=left]Affiliate Systems [*=left]NETWORKING (this one can be extremely important) [*=left]Membership Sites (currently my main income source) [*=left]I'm surely forgetting something, which I'll add as soon as the pot wears off
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      (jk. DRUGS ARE BAD mmmK) Topics you can ask about, but which I might not be able to answer as thoroughly: [*=left]PPD, PPV, PPI [*=left]Site Flipping [*=left]Cloaking
    LET'S BEGIN!
    This podcast will only work if you guys can ask me thoughtful, deep, and intriguing questions based on the topics above. So post your question (one per post) below, and assume that it's going to be answered on the podcast, and on this thread. I will especially value your question for the podcast if you can post it in actual audio format as well as in text. The easiest way to do this is to quickly record it at vocaroo.com and then save it and link it on this thread. Don't worry about audio quality. All I know is listeners would much rather hear your actual voice ask the question then me reading it! You can also PM me the audio sample if you don't want everyone else listening to it. Lastly, if you want me to mention some of your personal info (such as actual name, website, years of experience in the industry, etc) let me know at the end of your post, and I will add it into the podcast when I answer your question. Thanks for reading guys and the occasional gal. I'm quite excited for this to begin.
     
  2. amdcpus

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    How would you rank a site with no money or paid seo tools?
     
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    This should be interesting. Let's see where this goes. Subscribed.
     
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    What's the best way to earn a steady income online without spending lots of money?
     
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  5. SeanAustin

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    The age ol' question has arrived.

    Absolutely no money or a single tool? I hope we have wifi covered, or I would initally have to hijax my neighbors connection, and he's a big dark Samoan.... soo... Yea, here's what I might do if I had to rank a site with a computer and wifi in my possesion.

    It takes quite a bit longer, and not to mention more work - at first - to build links with no tools and money, but can still be done by (especially for low comp keyword):

    The short way:

    A medium sized bag of content under your sleeve to submit to a diverse link profile from authority sites (my top 5 are youtube, tumblr, .wordpress, wikipedia, (DO NOT SPAM OR ABUSE WIKIPEDIA OR YOU WILL RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE :) and ask.com, or yahoo answers. Make sure all the content you submit is well written and contains a ton of LSI keywords. Just keep submitting to unique authoritative sites with unique and VALUE DRIVEN content (stay away from getting more than one link from each site, and you can do a slight bit of content syndication here to make your life much easier for ex: turning your article into a slideshare, youtube video, powerpoint, etc). If you had enough money for a spinner, then you could automate this. Yes, spinning still works and always will (until Google becomes Jesus), so as long as you go overboard with it, and think WAY outside of the box.

    The somewhat longer way:

    Outreach + Content.


    See what I did there ^^^^
     
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    Very interesting journey,will keep and eye on this one
     
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  7. SeanAustin

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    Well first I must ask you - what you are incredibly good at, or enlighteningly (never used that word before) knowledgeable about? It really depends on that. I love membership sites driven by a unique online product. The internet will continue to blow up least until 2017 which means there is STILL so much room to lay down your footprint on the online world... and to profit from it.

    You use the word steady in your question. In my opinion, having your main income source be from adsense or affiliates can sometimes lead to trouble (not all the time of course) and that's why I love the idea of building an audience that is -hopefully- HOOKED on a product that you have created yourself. But on the contrary, product development takes time, so I always test the waters with an appropriate affiliate offer which is something I tell all of my friends to do before diving in head first.

    Now the fun part becomes, what is your product going to be? What problem is it going to fix? What are the competitors (if any) doing, and how can you outdo them?

    Finding an idea isn't that difficult. I used to think it was, until I realized how simple it is. STATE OF MIND is everything. And I do not mean that completely in some Buddhist metaphysical way. Simply go about your day as you always do and BE AWARE of every little problem you face. I guarantee you face upwards of 10 little problems each day. Especially if your an internet marketer!

    For example, about 11 months ago, I realized that there was barely ANY practical content on outsourcing to the Philippines on the web. So I say to myself, "I should really capitalize on this gargantuan hole in the market and create a long video series explaining every aspect of outsourcing, and for a monthly fee, providing these small business owners with custom training videos for their own employees so that they don't have to constantly be producing them on their own. And now, there are SEVERAL people providing, and banking, off of exactly what I just described. But luckily for me and you, there are plenty for problems to be solved until the end of time.

    So... the next time you face a small problem, ask yourself, what could you create to fix that? Yep, inventor/entrepreneurship 101
     
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    Interesting journey, just subscribed.
     
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    How did this whole internet thing start for you?
    Did you ever do ppi?
     
  10. SeanAustin

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    Started in 6th grade when I didn't have enough money to eat lunch one afternoon. Hit my first $100 day about 3 years later. Went to college for a year and a half until realizing my time and money could be spent much more effiently elsewhere, aka the internet. Havn't looked back since.

    This was how I made my first buck online. I love PPI due to just how scaleable and automated it can be :)

    Quick Update

    I have been idle with this journey over the last two weeks. I have spent most of my time in developing the spamillionaire site as well as a guide that I'm working on detailing my exact procedure for mass marketing (or spamming) on twitter. I feel there are a lot of people out there who were like me when starting out with twitter. I lost a bunch of money, time, and accounts in the process of perfecting the art of staying under the radar. Now that it's been over a year since I've had more than a few accounts suspended, I feel that this community could benefit from the way I create, automate, and monetize a large supply of twitter accounts. And I can promise, that this tutorial will just be the beginning of me revealing how I go about my methods of making money.

    Aside from that, I've decided to take a slight shift in the direction of the podcast. As stated above, the podcast will be based on me answering blackhatters' questions. However, why limit it to that? Why not have the podcast be a place where I expand on some of the working methods that are making or have made me a significant amount of money? This way, I could ramble on and on while giving fresh ideas and twists to people while they drive, workout, etc. But before I would do this, I would answer a viewer question
    to start things off. Sounds like a win win to me.

    The only other thing I'm still on the fence about, is if there should be a particular is if I should add anything else. Personally I love podcasts that are split into different sections to change things up. A ramble through an entire podcast can get stale on the ears, so that's exactly what I'm trying to prevent.

    Anyways, expect the first podcast, along with the advanced guide to TMM (if you don't know what that is, I mentioned it earlier in the post) over the next week.

    After that, there's no looking back :)

    P.S. I apologize for editing most of my posts on this thread so far lol. I've just been hitting the submit button a little premature, and then I see a 4th grade grammar error that I can't resist to change.
     
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