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Starting my first journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by el griton, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. el griton

    el griton Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    newly registered but have been reading this forum like crazy for a while. Thanks for all the great info you guys posted. Anyway I'll be starting my first journey. I'm not entirely new to IM, so far I ran and still run an online shop so I have some experience. Its a small, local operation that just isn't that good of a fit for me. I also worked SEO before so I'd like to think I have some understanding of it. I know most people try to convince everyone that they'll keep at it and wont stop yet still most do stop. I used to do this 9-5 and lets just say I figured I have to go in business for myself.

    The goal is to run respectable sites in chosen niches and work to become authority or one of the authority sites in the niche. I'm not going to be pushing viagra or fake rolex, I happen to know a lot about the niches I'm entering so hopefully it'll show in the articles that I'll be writing. Will try to do the work myself without too much spamming. That's not to say I won't use a few tricks to get a leg up.

    I'll be starting from scratch with no investment. Will see where I land. So here we go.

    Step One

    Get a site running. I started a blogger. The name is a combination of popular keywords and I also managed to make it kinda catchy. So it should be easy to remember. I disabled indexing until I get quality content up and running. As for monetizing I was thinking adsense, one or two affiliate programs and maybe later on direct ad sales, paid articles, etc. I'll also be starting YT account, Facebook fan page, Twitter account and Pinterest account.

    Step Two


    Write the content, create videos, etc.

    Step Three


    Get traffic, subimt to YT, pin, twitter, FB,...

    Will update daily with a progress report.

    Thanks everyone, this forum already helped me a lot.
     
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Newbie

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    Awesome work man, I could never be bothered to actually do that much work for what starts out as such small pay, but kudos to you man.
     
  3. kinlee

    kinlee Supreme Member

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    Sounds like you have a very solid plan. I wish you success on this journey and I hope you have fun doing it! :eek: +sub
     
  4. el griton

    el griton Newbie

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    Well thanks for both your replies. It ain't gonna be an easy start I know, especially since I'm graduating next month which makes my schedule very busy. But I said f... it if I always find reasons not to start I'll never get started. Its 9pm in europe but I'll try to get an article together today to kick start the whole thing.

    kinlee

    Your journey kind of inspired me, so your support means alot =) thanks
     
  5. el griton

    el griton Newbie

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    Alright, so yesterday I didn't get anything done on the project which sucks. So before I can get the site indexed there's a few things to complete. Anyway as of now the game plan is:

    - create a decent looking logo
    - get content
    - create the FB, Twitter, etc accounts

    I realized that I have even less time then I suspected and writing articles takes too long especially since english is not my native language. I'll have to resort to scraping content and just change it up a little to make it original. This way I believe will be able to do 10 times as many articles then by writing and tweaking each and every one. I also realized I need to bring this site to a stage where it makes some money quickly or run the risk of losing motivaiton.

    Also I've thought of anohter project which I'll be testing out on the sidelines for a while and report back if I see potential in it.

    Best regards