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[SEO Journey] $300 a Day from Scratch - Won't Quit Until I Reach

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by aaronwebster01, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. aaronwebster01

    aaronwebster01 Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Aaron here. Starting my official new SEO Journey thread today ($300 a Day from Scratch - Won't Quit Until I Reach). I was inspired to create this journey thread here after reading a couple other successful inspiring journey threads posted to BHW.

    A little background info first
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    I recently turned 15 years old and have been dabbling around with various 'make money online' methods for a couple years now.

    Most have actually made me some money, but nothing huge to brag about. I've experimented with numerous methods ranging from ppc (via Traffic Exchanges and Google Adwords), to fiverr gigs (my first official $ made online), to buying and selling items on ebay to selling web design to offline clients to most recently some affiliate marketing via seo.

    My first experience with affiliate marketing was actually from a Gaming Cheats / Hacks site I started awhile back after buying a make money blogging ebook course. (Anyone remember facebook farmtown / farmville? hahaha ) Anyways to make a long story short... Back when the two games were still moderately popular, I'd post all the latest gaming hacks onto a little blog I started and then promote a clickbank ebook for profit. Wasn't sure it was actually going to work at first as the ebook I was promoting was priced at like $70 (like who spends $70 to learn virtual farming game strategies lol??), but nevertheless actually got a few sales from the site. First sale was actually from some guy in the Philippines lol - according to the clickbank receipt. This was actually before I knew how to do "seo" to increase rankings/sales, so I ended up closing down the site when I simply got busy with outside life / school.

    Since then I have spent a significant amount of time 'studying seo money making' in particular (via Black Hat World and other SEO sites/forums - on page, link building , pbns , etc). Actually had built a site in the webhosting / create a website niche (last year) which was recently ranking well in google generating me some descent money for awhile... however a couple months ago it unfortunately had to be shutdown due to a change in company tos policy. (had make the mistake of using the company name within the domain name) This basically killed my online earnings... forcing me now to basically have to restart from scratch.

    Goals / My Plan
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    My goal now ... is to basically restart from scratch and go from $0 to $300 / day in earnings via seo online.

    I plan to document my progress here... day by day for as long as it takes. Each post I will discuss my earnings and explain the process / things I have done.

    I'm doing this for several reasons...

    1. Motivation / Accountability - I need a driving force that will keep me motivated and accountable to ensure that I keep going 100% with this project/goal until achieving it. I don't want this to just be another "idea" that never gets off the ground. I think by forcing myself to post things publicly here for all BHW members to see this will help ensure that I don't give up and keep going... regardless of any pitfalls/obstacles I might face.

    2. Discussion with Like Minded People - At the present I unfortunately lack people in my day to day life with similar ambitions / goals. My peers are mostly just involved with 'other things' and my family (for the most part) still just subscribe mostly to the whole... go to school, get great grades, go to college and then get a job theory. They don' t really get this whole internet marketing thing... and think I'm kind of crazy for spending my money / time investing in this stuff. By posting this thread... it is my hope that I can help connect with other like minded / similar interest individuals along my journey.

    3. Inspire / Help others - I would not be starting this if it wasn't for reading some of the other journey posts posted here. I'd like to imagine that I could also help inspire / teach others over time as things progress here.

    4. Daily Journal - I'll be essentially using this thread as my day to day journal. Something I can go back and look at to see / evaluate what I've accomplished / mistakes I have made / learning experiences etc.

    Why $300/day??
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    I want to first reach $100/day online ... so I don't have to worry about day to day expenses and create an income I could actually live off of.

    Secondly my ultimate goal is to use the additional $200 / day (goal) to help pay for the development of an android app that I've been working hard to develop... yet am currently at a standstill with due to lack of $ to cover programming expenses.

    Getting Started
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    To be honest... I'm not 100% positive yet on the exact route I'm going to take / methods I'm going to use to achieve my $300/day goal. That being said... I wanted to go out on a limb here and start / post this while I have the immediate inspiration/motivation to do so. Also I do realize... it is quite possible I might have to adjust my roadmap overtime anyway through trial and error.

    That being said... this is what I am thinking so far:

    I will start off focusing exclusively on YouTube affiliate seo until I hit my Part 1: $100/day target. Then evaluate what I should do to reach $300/day. The reason for this is because...

    1. Its simple / cheap to get started initially with.

    2. Speed - from my experience / understanding it is currently taking a LOT longer than it used to, to rank in Google for anything even moderately competitive due to recently extended Google ranking delays. From what I know... it appears YouTube rankings can be achieved a lot faster. I don't want to have to wait 6 months plus to rank some webpage, with the potential of thereafter making money. I need a quicker solution.

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    That all said... this concludes this journey beginning post.

    Good luck to myself :) and I hope you all enjoy the journey.

    If you have any questions ... feel free to let me know.
     
  2. spacked

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    I will definitely be following you and your journey. Great insights, relatively healthy goals and interesting to see that you're already into IM at 15 years of age. Do you have any mentors/someone you look up to who got you into this or did it mainly come from looking at alternative ways of making money? Also, do you got a Youtube account already or are you starting fresh at 0 subs?

    Good luck!
     
  3. salaheddine

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    Do you have some money to invest or are you starting from 0$
     
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    - I actually first discovered IM on my own from a site called Traffic Swarm (traffic exchange - mostly internet marketing industry). I don't remember exactly how I discovered the site in the first place, its been awhile ago (think I might have been trying to promote my small tech blog I had). The way the site worked is you would visit a person's webpage and receive X # site credits which could be used to buy views to your own webpage. Anyway... it was mostly a waste of time however I did get subscribed to a few "make money online" mailing lists, sparking my interest.

    - I have a few random YouTube accounts I plan to start off using that were created a couple years ago. None of them have more then a few videos posted total... a couple hundred subscribers were bought to each via fiverr. I may just create new ones (idk exactly yet).

    - Have small budget which I will be using to get started with. Plan to document exactly how much I spend on everything here / with the daily posts.
     
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    DAY #1:

    So I spent time today planning things out and determining what exactly will be my game plan.

    As of now here is what I am thinking...

    Make Money via Following Affiliate Programs:

    - Individual Affiliate Programs (focus high $ / sale programs)
    - Clickbank Products
    - Amazon Associates
    - Google Adsense (maybe - if I branch out and create small minisites to drive traffic to - key would be to target high ppc terms)

    Traffic Source: = YouTube + Google Rankings of YouTube videos

    Target Niches:

    (1). Webhosting Niche:
    Rank for terms related to reviews, coupons, comparisons, tutorials - host vs host,

    Profit method:
    - signup for high payout affiliate programs such as Hostgator, Bluehost + promote. (make $50 / average sale)

    - have a significant amount of previous experience working in this niche so that is a plus.

    (2). Make Money Online / Internet Market:
    Focus on "launch jacking" new internet marketing products. Ranking for "product name reviews" + "product name".

    Profit method:
    - promote clickbank products.

    (3). Movies / Game Hacks / Weird News - Photos / Animal Videos
    While #1,#2 will primarily focus on "small traffic", high dollar / low traffic terms.

    #3 will be all about bulk traffic - will be attempting to make simple videos that go viral and monetize.

    Video content will primarily be compilations of other videos / photos from around the web.

    Profit method:
    - drive bulk traffic to Amazon Affiliates
    - drive traffic to clickbank products when applicable

    (4). High End Amazon Product Reviews
    Find and rank for high $ amazon product name / review terms in youtube.

    Idea here is to target expensive products so commission $ will be worth it.

    I'm thinking highend computers / gaming laptops / digital cameras (have some experience with photography so that would be a plus)

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    Getting started...

    So today I went ahead and wrote up a 500 word script for YouTube Video #1 which I will be creating. The video will actually be targeting a company name review term in the webhosting niche.

    I then spent $26.25 on fiverr gigs for an individual I worked with in the past... to go on camera live and make the video. (Expected gig delivery time: 4 days)

    I'm going to have to make a decision on exactly how I want to create the YouTube videos moving forward.

    ... whether I want to have someone else create them / partner with someone / or attempt to create all myself.

    Have to take in consideration... which method will get me better conversion rates and how many videos I need to create / how much it would cost $.

    Today's Earnings:$0
    Total Spent: $26.25
     
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    Good goals and nice journal. Best of luck.
     
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    Looks promising! I wish I could do this when I was 15 yo :)
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. Man life would be so much different if I had spent more time on planning my future rather than watching porn all day...thanks puberty. Anyway good luck OP with your journey!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement everyone!
     
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    Best of luck to you! Good that your starting young you'll be way ahead of the curve!
     
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    Best of luck to you my friend,and haha that's funny I just turned 15 a month ago.I will be sure to follow your journey. :)
     
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    Day 2:

    Ok today started off kind of slow. Both the electricity and internet went out here... during a morning thunderstorm.

    Wrote up + submitted a second video script for creation however.

    Think I'm going to aim to create a least 1 new quality review video per day... regardless of what else I work on.

    Going to target the webhosting / web design niche for these due to the high commission rate / sale.

    My logic is that it should be easier to generate 1 / webhosting signup per day and earn like $60 vs 60 sales on some amazon product where I'd only get like $1/ sale (unless its specifically a higher $ product)

    As soon as I get back the two completed video files from Day 1 & 2.

    I plan on having them uploaded using Wirecast and then buying some initial high retention youtube views.

    Secondly I will initiate link building to each.

    Had a new inspiration for my app development (mentioned briefly in my first post), so spent the evening here working on that.

    Today's Earnings:$0
    Total Spent: $21
     
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    You and I have something in common.
     
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    Day #3:

    Wrote up + submitted 2 more video review scripts for creation today.

    So I now have a total of 4 videos pending creation / delivery on fiverr.

    Looking forward to getting those finished and live on youtube to start ranking.

    Also made the interesting discovery that I had a couple random videos I posted to a YouTube channel in the past went semi viral.

    Were some clips for Shark Tank specifically. I went ahead and applied an amazon affiliate link to both, pointing to amazon.com shark tank episodes with the message "Watch Full Shark Tank Episodes in HD here".

    Just in case I can make a few affiliate dollars for those :)

    The one cool thing about Amazon Affiliates Program is that you do get paid for whatever they buy not just the product/service they are promoting. One time I made a like a $80 affiliate commission from someone initially clicking on my link to buy a $5 product. Turns out that they had purchased a very expensive digital camera instead lol.

    Today's Earnings: $0
    Total Spent: $45
     
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    Great Motivation to all newcomers and some strugglers here.. .Good Luck for your Journey ! :)
     
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    I would advise you not to fuck around with Amazon associates. What you're doing is against the ToS. You are misleading the user to click on the Amazon link. Once you're banned, it's game over.