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Third time lucky?

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by baff, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. baff

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    So this is my third journey post. My first was me trying out clickbank etc, and the second was ali express drop shipping. Both are viable methods, but I was spending too much money and not earning a penny even with rather high engagement - for shopify I simply just ran out of money.

    I'm reverting to my original plan which is in the gambling niche. It's a tough one granted, but I have an established site with an aged domain that I bought out of sheer luck for £8 (before I knew anything about metrics). The DA is 17 so not brilliant, but surely enough to get going. My site has about 40-50 articles of at least 300-500 words and now I am trying to do a little bit of work on it each day.

    I've worked to get it as optimised as I can for pagespeed and added ssl. In terms of these metrics, I am better than the majority of the top 30 sites for major keywords, so I hope that gives me an edge.

    I also logged into an old youtube account I had from 9 months ago from when I made a really lame attempt at promoting casino affiliate programs (way before I made the site which was about december). Hopefully will be able to create some basic videos, though I am not sure what to do for them.

    Got some ideas for the next batch of content to add and I need to optimise the site for some keywords that I have found.

    My aim is £1000 a month. Can be easily achievable if I capture some high rollers across the various brands I am promoting.
     
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    I have also been looking at freelancing, it's a tough market. I might instead create a programming course to sell on udemy (unless there is a better alternative). Shouldn't take that long to do really, a week or so at the most
     
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    Watching your thread! Looking forward to seeing how your gambling site pays off, and how you go about using Youtube to drive traffic. Are you going to be doing the Udemy course at the same time?
     
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    @silverthorn Thanks :) I'm looking into the udemy stuff at the moment, it's certainly something I could do on the side. My gambling site is complete enough to a stage where it should rank well. All the articles are unique and I have about 40 of them. Just have to wait and see really.

    I have another idea for a blog too which I shall be working on in time, but the focus for the next few days is getting some more content on the gambling site. If I can't turn a profit on it in a few months I'll consider flipping it for a decent price.
     
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    Cool, hope you can get it to where you want it, or flip it for a good price!
     
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    Good luck dude, don't give up and keep updating the journey :)
     
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    Thanks guys. I've got nothing to loose because I'm basically broke at the mo, but I have my laptop, an internet connect and half established site. Bring on the bucks ;) Once I've polished up the ite a bit I'm going to try looking at getting people from FB groups to the site as well as growing my twitter following. In time I will get a newsletter going sending out affiliate offers every few days - who can resist "Click here for a £100 bonus!" :D
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate.
     
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    Cheers :) Got a bunch of articles on order from my copywriter at a reasonable price. Should bring my total up to 100 odd. I'm getting a little bit of organic traffic at the moment, but not much.
     
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    Todays plan: Whilst I wait for my articles to be written, I am going to try my hand at some youtube videos. I have some good ideas and plenty of stock footage to use
     
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    Not much of an update on the money front, but I have spent a lot of time learning about video editing etc, got one video half done!
     
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    My first video is done, but I am going to make a couple more before I start on the channel. My gambling site is starting to get some good metrics, so I hope given some time it will rank well.