This is my journey. There's no goal like $1000 a day For sometime actually some 10yrs I've been offering services to SEO companies worldwide. I've noticed one thing during this time. I don't know diddly. Think about it. We go through so much thinking about keyword research, on page seo, 4 tiers, alt tags, web 2.0's, keyword density, sape links etc. It's damn crazy. Every day, someone with a new idea of making 1 million dollars a month. Damn!. I mean, even reading bhw is a job that one can be paid for. Actually I do know one or two guys who are paid for just reading bhw threads. All of them. The question is always there. How can that fool say that he's making money with something I've done before and its not working for me? I can't be that stupid, can I? I have ranked websites without following any rules. Sometimes I do laugh at the things I read. But I'm coming to that age where you ask yourself, if only I had done that, could it have worked? Could I have been better? For the young ones here on BHW, its called mid age crisis. For the women here, they like calling it menopause. But we know better, don't we? Its just a simple journey to see what really works and what doesn't. The difference with this journey and others is that I'll be using my own clients properties to test it + my own. Don't worry, they've agreed to be guinea pigs. Yep, and even signed in the dotted line to confirm this. They aren't using their aged domains for this. Since we don't know where we are going, we have sites that are no older than 3 months and I'll also create new ones this month and during this 365 days. These are the niches. 1. African travel - damn this one has been spammed to death. 2. World travel - if 1 was spammed, this one is the king of spam. 3. Natural beauty - not beauty but natural beauty 4. Personal development - ok don't laugh, its too wide and who the hell want's to be motivated this one will be interesting. 5. Addiction - that's simple for me. Can I hear an Amen! 6. Marketing - shit, why the hell would anyone want to go into the marketing niche? Worse, internet marketing? 7. Farming - I love farming, so you can be assured, I'll spend a lot of time in this one 8. Shopping - nope not amazon. A very country specific shopping site. The competitor was given $20 million to go to the country. So I'll be starting a site this month specifically for that. The goal for this one is simple....flip it in 12 months. So as you can see, I'm one stupid fool. 8 authority websites and working on them for the next 12 months. This journey is about learning from others. I will test as many ideas on bhw as I can find. Even better, when i have the finances, I will test the automation tools. At the end of this 12 months this is what I'm expecting to see 1. If web 2.0's work, I should have thousands of them 2. If Authority websites work, then I should have one in each of the 8 niches. 3. If micro niches work, then I should expect to see myself with tens per niche. There shall be money spent, there shall be time spent. I have to keep track of the expenses to find out the ROI. After all, I did say that I love farming. Is it better to keep a pig farm or start a website? We might be searching for gold online when being a carpenter is more profitable. IM to me is a living. But I've never asked myself the hard questions. Would I have been better off becoming a professor? This is going to be very intresting especially for me. As I have said before, I've ranked sites with only content. I've ranked others with only social media. Others pure black hat. But phpbuilt's thread was very interesting. He had something I've never done. Quantified! That I believe is the difference between the ones who've succeeded, the ones who've failed, the ones who might succeed and the ones like me, who are wondering, is there more to this? There are no rules in this one. I don't know how many websites I'll have by the end of the 365 days. I don't know how much money i'll make during that time. I don't know what systems or methods I'll implement. Where I'm I starting today I start with the statements I've made above. I start with a team of 1. myself. I have some 30 writers with me. Some are excellent, others are very good, while most are good. Somehow it all depends on the client. I might hate a writer, but the client loves them. The opposite works a lot too. I have some 100 websites. But none of them will count here. I'm starting as 1 employee, myself. I'm starting with 8 sites who's keywords I don't know yet. Just have generic domains which I had bought before for myself and my clients. from here, I don't know where its going to head. I may give up on Monday morning. I may give up in 3 months. I might make 1 billion zillion dollars. But what I've promised myself is that I'm going to document everything. My feelings, my ideas, and what I'm doing. Here's to the most confused Journey thread on BHW. For Matt Cutts, please please, let it happen, I might actually use some of your videos and propaganda. Yeah right! Ok ladies, I'll post next on Monday. See you then. 365 day IM challenge has started. Goal...Get an investor who can take them where I can't.