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Teenager's journey - building Amazon Site + growing FB Page - goal 200$/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by mikollek, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. mikollek

    mikollek Registered Member

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    Hello!

    About Me
    I know that people don't really like to read posts full of useless content, so I'm just going to say that I'm a 16 years old guy from Poland, I've been reading this forum for few months, had tried several methods but seems any of them is kinda good for me.
    I just sold few things that I got as birthday presents, and I have about 500$. I want to invest it as good as I can, cause I'm from quite poor family.
    So I'm starting a Amazon Authority(?) Site, I think I did get the main idea of the whole system, however I'm not sure wheter I've picked the right products category(in google keyword planner it seems to have lots of competition, but I don't know if it does matter that much for amazon site?).

    My goal is to earn 200$/day. I have no idea how much time it'll take to reach that point.

    Amazon Site
    My Experience
    I've been reading a lot about the all seo, backlinking etc. thing, but I don't really feel comfortable with it all. Lots of things are still pretty 'dark' for me.
    Same with keyword research, I'm not sure if I'm going the right way, however this is how I'm doing it now, for example:
    - best product category for something/someone
    - cheap
    adjective product category
    - 5 best adjective product category
    And then I find keywords with 20-100 volume, with low competition, that I tell the article-writer to put into the article.

    What I've done so far is:
    - I had few websites before so I have my own annual hosting
    - I bought a .com domain
    - Got free wordpress theme, I think it ain't bad for review/comparison etc., amazon site
    - Ordered 6 articles with long tail keywords titles, each of them contains few long tail keywords with 20-100 volume with low competition

    For every article I'll have to put photos and the amazon links etc. myself.

    Facebook
    And the another long-term project is growing a FB Page. I've picked a really big niche, so that has big potential to snowball after having several thousand likes.
    I've started it few days ago, and 2 days ago I've started to promote one post everyday, with budget of 10-20$.
    At the moment it has 284 likes(+141 this week), and the last post has 743 likes and 22 comments (the ad budget was 10$).
    The future plan of earning from this page is just from selling shoutouts etc, advertising content/brands.
    However I have no idea if I can already do something to earn from the ads and don't lose the engage I create with the content.

    So at the moment the statistics are:
    Invested:
    - 10$ (.com domain)
    - 25$ (6 articles of 500words length)
    - 20$ (2 ads on FB)
    Earned:
    - 0$

    TOTAL:-55$
     
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  2. JimBean04

    JimBean04 Junior Member

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    Good choice going with amazon authority site. I think you are spending too much on articles
     
  3. mikollek

    mikollek Registered Member

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    Well I buy them on fiverr, from the highest-rated writing guy. Where else may I get reviews/comparisons/best 5 etc. with mid to high quality articles for lower price?
     
  4. Parfum

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    Everyday I wish I started at your age.
    Good luck with your journey.
    If you got time left after doing all your daily work, try to build an instagram account aswell.
    Cheers
     
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  5. mikollek

    mikollek Registered Member

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    Yeah I'm considering using 70$ from my savings(450$ left) for followliker, what do you think about it?
    Or are there better ways to invest it? Maybe just everything into amazon site and FB ads?
    At the moment I have an account on ig with 4500followers in the same exact niche as FB Page. But the engage is really low, 20-40likes per post.
     
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    Seriously? Too much!?
     
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  7. ibrahimbrtawi

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    Good Luck With your journey , Keep Going Until You Reach Your Goal 200$/Day
     
  8. unstabletable

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    May I suggest spending more money on content or writing it yourself. Five dollar articles often have poor quality. Your visitors will obviously notice the content is crap, leaving a bad taste in their mouth. There are many drawbacks to that:

    - They are not likely to click affiliate links (bad conversions)
    - They are not likely to return to your site
    - They are not likely to link to your site

    The last point is very important - backlinks are the votes for your site. Not many are going to vote for a site with bad content. But you need these votes to rank, right? Well, many guys try to trick Google by building backlinks themselves. This works (at least for some time) but is a rather risky move, especially if you use cheap SEO services or outsource SEO without knowing what you're doing. The result is usually low quality backlinks. Chances are Google will see this and give a penalty to your site. That's why you see so many guys complaining about lost rankings after Google algorithm update. They concentrate too much on backlinks, while the real key to success is great content :)

    In short, it's a good idea to invest in high quality articles. This will keep your visitors happy. Some will buy from you. Some will give you backlink, which in turn will keep Google happy and your rankings high.

    By the way, if you don't have enough money to invest, try to write the content yourself. Nobody cares for your site as much as you do. Writing the content yourself you make sure the quality is top notch.
     
  9. LoftPower

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    Wishing you all the luck and success. I hope you make it!!!!
     
  10. hekke

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    I wrote a guide on how I fuel my sites with damn cheap content: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...85592-guide-how-i-find-writers-0-6-100-a.html. 3000 words would be $18 for me instead of $25, and the quality is absolutely stunning for that price. I use it for my authority sites as well as my smaller niche sites.

    Fun to see that you're my age, not that often you see that. Best of luck with your journey, I'll try to follow along! :)
     
  11. mikollek

    mikollek Registered Member

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    Well, I'm not a native english speaker and I'm 16 years old, so I'd probably not risk in writing the content myself.
    How much should I spend on articles then? I've heard the best length for reviews, top 5 etc. is 500+, so how much should I invest in one article?
     
  12. mikollek

    mikollek Registered Member

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    Daily update
    Today I've searched for good products on amazon, and for keywords for them. Ordered 6 articles-product reviews for a total of 25$.
    Today's promoted post on facebook has got 1000+likes, 30 shares and over 70 comments. (13$budget)
    On the Page I have now 366 likes(+217 this week)
    I'm planning to buy the 5-acc followliker for IG, and expand my 4800 followers IG account.

    So at the moment the statistics are:
    Invested:
    - 10$ (.com domain)
    - 50$ (12 articles of 500words length)
    - 33$ (3 ads on FB)
    Earned:
    - 0$

    TOTAL:-93$
     
  13. T2tkid

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    Good Luck OP, one thing I like about amazon site is, if you build them well, it will rank for a long long time.
    And it is usually passive. You might want to sponsor a post from your website on your Facebook page and see if it coverts.
     
  14. mikollek

    mikollek Registered Member

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    Thanks for the comment,
    The FB Page I'm building atm is not related to the amazon niche at all.
    Should I try creating a new FB Page with the site's name and try to promote few articles, product reviews, best products etc.?
     
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    Although I create FB pages for all my niche sites, i do not promote my posts on it. I just grow the followers/likes and share/reshare my posts.
     
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    Sounds good, subscribed. And for the record I don't think the articles are too expensive, especially if you are trying to build an authority site - if you have reasonable quality content for that price it's good.
     
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    I have a daughter with your age. I am 34 (yes, I was young when she born). She is a little bitch that loves nails and youtube shit videos. Absolutly zero finance ideas or passion for any job related stuff. I love her of course but men...I wish she had your way of thinking! Good luck!
     
  18. mikollek

    mikollek Registered Member

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    Daily update
    Waiting for the writer to deliver 6 articles.
    I'm really tired today. Everyday I wake up at 5:30AM, starting school at 8:00AM and I usually finish the school at 5-7PM, since I'm in a musical high school. I'm a classical guitarist but it is no longer my passion, although in the past I've won few Polish guitar competitions and recently had some success at international classical guitar competitions. Practicing guitar takes me a lot of time and as I wrote I have lots of lessons because of the musical subjects. I live in a new, 90sq meters house but it is not finished at all, since my parents are in a really bad financial situation. Walls are still airbricks etc. It starts to get colder and colder so waking up so early isn't really comfortable.

    Today's promoted post on facebook has got 1574likes, 17 shares and over 30 comments. (10$budget)
    On the Page I have now 400 likes(+250 this week)
    Probably tommorow I'll buy the 5-acc followliker for IG.

    So at the moment the statistics are:
    Invested:
    - 10$ (.com domain)
    - 50$ (12 articles of 500words length)
    - 43$ (3 ads on FB)
    Earned:
    - 0$

    TOTAL:-103$
    Budget: 440$ left
     
  19. richardleb

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    Amazing journey! wish you the best :)
     
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  20. mikollek

    mikollek Registered Member

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    There are some interesting statistics from today: 110 UV on my amazon site.
    WP Statistics can't tell me where they are from. It just says 'mysitename.com'.
    That's weird since the website has only been up for few days. All I have done was sharing it at fb profile of one of my accounts with 1400 friends, I did it 3-4 days ago and back then I didn't get any clicks from it. And I think if that would be the case then the WP Statistics plugin would show me that they are from facebook, as it usually does. 3/4 of the clicks are from Opera browser, and they are with different IPs.
    Any idea what's going on?