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Starting from Scratch !!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by VenomS, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. VenomS

    VenomS Newbie

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    Hello Everybody,
    Newbie here. I know you guys are fed up from such threads but bear with me. :)

    Background:

    This is my 1st journey. I have yet to step into the professional field so doesn't have much experience. I found this forum by chance when searching for SEO techniques a few months ago. Started lurking on it for 3 months and finally decided to register here due to some questions.

    My Motivation:

    Most of the people around me are bound in 9 to 5s. When they retire most of them are left with only retirement money for which many of their family members wait for their death to gobble up. While it is nice to spare something for your future generations, putting your whole time into it and getting nothing in return is beyond me. I mean you give 8 hours to job then additional 2 for commute and another one for getting ready for it (11 hrs a day - no offence for those that work more than that). Moreover even after working hard you have to suppress most of your wishes.
    This led me to my search to create something tangible, something that not only creates value for me but would allow me to enjoy my life to fullest. Life of digital nomad looked promising but I saw far too many people fail at it. Therefore I decided to start an online brand-able store but with local manufacturing plant.

    Purpose
    The whole purpose of this thread is to keep a check on me and be my daily to list :p. Far too many times I have found myself lost after waking up next day and like any other healthy person I procrastinate a lot.
    I will update it daily.

    Main Goals:
    1. Get seed money for online adventures
    2. Buy requisite tools
    3. Start an successful online store (by hook or by crook)
    4. Create a local manufacturing site
    5. Create a brand
    6. Rinse and Repeat

    Problems:
    1. No banking access
    Due to age issues, banks are not willing to open accounts.

    2. Seed Money
    Currently I have only $150 which I am unable to use online due to lack of banking access making me theoretically bankrupt.

    3. No skills
    I have no skill in internet marketing. I was a tech savvy person but not so good online (means I can point which cap on your mobo is blown due your extreme oc but I never had an insta profile :anyway:, my last fb login was 7 yrs ago). The only skill I currently have is writing academic articles.

    Current Goals:
    1. Get banking access
    2. fiver writing gig
    3. Learning wp woo
    4. Learning product photography

    What have I done:
    1. learned to create a local installation of wp and create websites
    2. Created requisites for fiverr profile
    3. Selected niche and chose domain (yet to be bought :D)
    4. Keyword research in selected niche, found blog titles and product titles to pursue
    5. Downloaded lots of insta images for site and web 2.0

    Today's Tasks:

    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ ] Create fiverr profile
    [ ] Post a gig

    Project 2 (Banking Access)
    [ ] something illegal :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Project 3 (website)
    [ ] Follow all these steps in local wp environment with personal modifications (https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/enough-of-the-small-scale-building-a-bulletproof-brand-in-one-laser-focused-day.983681/)

    Monetary details
    Money I have: $150
    Money I made: $0
    Money Spent: $0
     
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  2. majdi107

    majdi107 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck
    i will be following

    illegal illegal ?
     
  3. astrid.cason

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    Good luck with your journey
     
  4. Kingdra876

    Kingdra876 Junior Member

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    I am on something similar to this journey. I wish you the best of luck & for the rest of 2019.
     
  5. Mxty

    Mxty Junior Member

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    Best of luck.

    Could you open a Paypal to store the money in until such time as you can withdraw it to a bank account?

    Not sure the legalities behind that
     
  6. VenomS

    VenomS Newbie

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    Need a bank acc, bank dont deal with minors without the involvement of adults especially when cross border transactions are concerned.

    Thank you

    Yup and thank you
     
  7. Holidays

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    All the best for your journey!
     
  8. Cyber devil

    Cyber devil Regular Member

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    Use your parents account. Ask them.
    Good luck for the journey though.
     
  9. White River

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    what did you mean by local manufacturing site?

    wish you all the success, my friend
     
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    Good luck for ur journey buddy
     
  11. ankit03

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    best of luck buddy. I also looking to step my feets onto more serious now to fund my other online ventures
     
  12. VenomS

    VenomS Newbie

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    Update:
    Yesterday's Tasks:

    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ done ] Create fiverr profile
    [ done ] Post a gig

    > Although gig didn't received any impressions but the goal was achieved. now I am working on getting some impressions.

    Project 2 (Banking Access)
    [ done ] something illegal :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    > I am not a minor ;) now, all that is left to do is to open an account on Monday.

    Project 3 (website)
    [ Somewhat done ] Follow all these steps in local wp environment with personal modifications (https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/enough-of-the-small-scale-building-a-bulletproof-brand-in-one-laser-focused-day.983681/)

    > Due to spending most of my time on project 2, I was unable to get much work done. But still I installed theme and all plugins and managed to setup plugins and created all the pages. Images and social media will be done tomorrow.
    > Also created fake persona and an email for it.


    Today's Tasks:
    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ ] Research on increasing impression rate

    Project 2 (Banking Access)
    > Pending till Monday

    Project 3 (website)
    [ ] Add images
    [ ] Download cloning plugin
    [ ] Create social media email and accounts
    [ ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts
    [ ] Create forum accounts on social media email
    [ ] Put social media account to warming up


    Monetary details
    Money I have: $150
    Money I made: $0
    Money Spent: $0


    It means manufacturing by myself instead of relying on other manufacturers like drop shippers though only on a very small scale and Thank you.

    Thanks for your support.

    Cheers
     
  13. VenomS

    VenomS Newbie

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    Update:
    Yesterday's Tasks:

    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ ] Research on increasing impression rate >> couldnt get any work done on it.

    Project 2 (Banking Access)
    > Pending till Monday

    Project 3 (website)
    [ Somewhat ] Add images to woocommerce >> this task took the main chunk of time today, if anyone has any guide kindly let me know. I am confused about image sizes
    [ decided against ] Download cloning plugin >> due to too much theme testing, the databases were cluttered and site was slow therefore I decided to not clone this site
    [ done ] Create social media email and accounts
    [ in progress ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts
    [ in progress ] Create forum accounts on social media email
    [ done ] Put social media account to warming up

    Today's Tasks:
    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ ] Research on increasing impression rate

    Project 2 (Banking Access)
    > Pending till Monday

    Project 3 (website)
    [ ] Add images to woo commerce
    [ ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts
    [ ] Create forum accounts on social media email

    Monetary details

    Money I have: $150
    Money I made: $0
    Money Spent: $0
     
  14. Kuem

    Kuem Power Member

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    Following. looking for info on fiverr
     
  15. VenomS

    VenomS Newbie

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    Update:

    Yesterday's Tasks:
    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ in progress ] Research on increasing impression rate >> These are the impressions of my current gig:

    [​IMG]

    This is only from a single promotion image made on canva
    I have decided to add a discount tag then see the result.
    Then I will be adding video (using this guide: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/guide-how-to-produce-great-viral-videos-without-writing-talking-even-recording-for-free.971877/ )and will observe the result.
    But what I believe is the reason behind the pathetic result is the lack of portfolio of any, cant do anything about that (Actually somebody can like writing articles here for free but you have to have time for that).

    Project 2 (Banking Access)
    > Took most of today's time. Most of the main tasks were done today, like getting company registered, getting letterhead, contact details, ein etc...
    > Tomorrow hopefully I will have my bank account and then have to wait a week for CC.

    Project 3 (website)
    [ in progress ] Add images to woo commerce >> found the awesome @Festinger vault >> downloaded a few themes to check it >> played with them a bit to see which to choose >> still havent decided
    [ in progress ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts >> didnt do anything
    [ in progress ] Create forum accounts on social media email >> didnt do anything

    Yesterday's Tasks

    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ ] Research on increasing impression rate >> add discount banner

    Project 2 (Banking Access)

    [ ] Get the account no
    [ ] apply for cc


    Project 3 (website)

    [ ] Optimize shopkeeper for site
    [ ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts
    [ ] Create forum accounts on social media email


    Monetary details
    Money I have: $150
    Money I made: $0
    Money Spent: $0
     
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  16. NNemessiSS

    NNemessiSS Junior Member

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    Good luck it looks like a long trip but ho knows
     
  17. Zendasien

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    good luck following this looks intresting
     
  18. VenomS

    VenomS Newbie

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    >> Project 2 (Banking Access)

    Update:

    Yesterday's Tasks
    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ done ] Research on increasing impression rate >> adding discount banner bumped up the click rates a bit so I think the problem is long description

    Project 2 (Banking Access)

    [ done ] Get the account no >> since the bank allows creation of vcc without any credit card so I might be able to speed up this process
    [ done ] apply for cc

    [ done ] apply for online portal

    Project 3 (website)

    [ decided against ] Optimize shopkeeper for site >> unable to get the shopkeeper theme to work after a long tedious work (something to do with updated builder and not updated theme, decided to switch to flatsome and took a shortcut by using a guide video instead of learning by hit and trial) >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKBSrdKWb4Y (no affiliation, use timestamps in details)
    [ did nothing ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts
    [ did nothing ] Create forum accounts on social media email


    Today's Tasks
    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ ] Improve long description (if anyone have any suggestions, kindly help)

    Project 2 (Banking Access)

    [ ] Get CC in a week (Not Necessary anymore) >> project is somewhat concluded :):):)

    Project 3 (website)
    [ ] Create shop using Flatsome
    [ ] Buy domain name
    [ ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts
    [ ] Create forum accounts on social media email

    Project 4 (Social Media)
    [ ] Get insta acc (having trouble getting it due to already present account, Insta on web just plain refuses to sign up -- gonna try 4g hotspot route with clean browser)
    [ ] Learn to use everliker on insta account (if someone is banned due to its usage, kindly intimate)
    [ ] Put fb persona profile to warming up.


    Monetary details
    Money I have: $150 ($100 in hand, $50 in bank)
    Money I made: $0
    Money Spent: $0
     
  19. VenomS

    VenomS Newbie

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    Update:

    Yesterday's Tasks
    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ in progress ] Improve long description >> working on it

    Project 3 (website)
    [ done ] Create shop using Flatsome
    [ pending ] Buy domain name
    [ pending ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts >> server habeen setup, creating accounts tomorrow
    [ pending ] Create forum accounts on social media email


    Project 4 (Social Media)
    [ pending ] Get insta acc (having trouble getting it due to already present account, Insta on web just plain refuses to sign up -- gonna try 4g hotspot route with clean browser)
    [ done ] Learn to use everliker on insta account
    [ pending ] Put fb persona profile to warming up.

    Today's Tasks
    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ ] Improve long description >> working on it

    Project 3 (website)
    [ ] Create rest of pages using Flatsome
    [ ] Buy domain name
    [ ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts >> server habeen setup, creating accounts tomorrow
    [ ] Create forum accounts on social media email


    Project 4 (Social Media)
    [ ] Get insta acc (having trouble getting it due to already present account, Insta on web just plain refuses to sign up -- gonna try 4g hotspot route with clean browser)
    [ ] Learn to use gmt2 and followliker on insta account
    [ ] Learn to find viral content
    [ ] Put fb persona profile to warming up.

    Monetary details
    Money I have: $150 ($100 in hand, $50 in bank)
    Money I made: $0
    Money Spent: $0

    P.S: Sorry for the late posting, decided to take a break
     
  20. VenomS

    VenomS Newbie

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    Update:

    Yesterday's Tasks
    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ Testing ] Improve long description >> working on it

    Project 3 (website)
    [ done ] Create rest of pages using Flatsome
    [ pending ] Buy domain name
    [ in progress ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts
    [ in progress ] Create forum accounts on social media email


    Project 4 (Social Media)
    [ done ] Get insta acc
    [ in progress ] Learn to use gmt2 and followliker on insta account
    [ done ] Learn to find viral content
    [ in progress ] Put fb persona profile to warming up.

    Today's Tasks
    Project 1 (Fiverr gig)
    [ ] Improve long description

    Project 3 (website)
    [ ] Buy domain name
    [ ] Create Web 2.0 email and accounts
    [ ] Create forum accounts on social media email


    Project 4 (Social Media)
    [ ] Learn to use gmt2 and followliker on insta account
    [ ] Put fb persona profile to warming up.
    Monetary details
    Money I have: $150 ($100 in hand, $50 in bank)
    Money I made: $0
    Money Spent: $0