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To all website owners (I have a question)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by knivking, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. knivking

    knivking Newbie

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    So I have been thinking about this idea for awhile and just been playing with the thought.

    So was thinking on creating a website/blog and I wonder what it takes for the site to grow? That why im asking you guys so you can hopefully slap some reality in me and give me some advice that will help me to the right road.

    Let's say I have a budget off $400 I pay for hosting and domain for lets say $50, and then invest in maybe some articles $150 and then some backlinks for $150 and I have $50 over for whatever.
    I also put some kind of ads on the website not adsense because they dont accept right away.

    Im not SEO expert and im not really sure how that works but will this website generate some kind of traffic? And manage to make $50 a month maximum? From there I invest in more articles and trying to improve the site step by step?

    What essentials am I missing? Is that how it works?

    Thanks for reading and hopefully you can help guiding me with some advice :)
     
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    -Ali- Junior Member

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    It depends on wich type of website you want to create ?

    400 usd is not that much if you are planning on outsourcing 100% of the content tbh.
     
  3. 1Enigma

    1Enigma Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Don't believe the Myth about Lots of articles.
     
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    SEOzack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think you're missing a whole chunk of the process, which is essentially the hardest part.

    Anyone can create a website/blog and add some content. Getting people to that website is a whole process, which is HUGE.

    The art of SEO and digital marketing is a whole new skillset required on top of creating content that Google and people like.

    You should expect to see results from around six months onwards up until two years.

    This is with constant investing, constant optimizing and with a shit load of patience.
     
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    What's your experience so far?
     
  6. knivking

    knivking Newbie

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    Thanks for the replies so far guys!

    My experience so far is just coding websites so nothing public yet :)
     
  7. MaestroDelWeb

    MaestroDelWeb Senior Member

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    It's not that easy. I know someone that created over 2,000 original articles in a wide variety of topics over almost 2 years and he isn't even close to breaking even. He probably earns $50 a month with Adsense and that's it. He also has tons of social media stuff up and a lot of backlinks. It really depends on the niche you choose and the type of articles you write.
     
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    Somehow you managed to mention the important steps there, but you should know that each and every process is a pain in the ass on its own.

    What do I mean by that?

    I mean that most likely everyone that has read an article about digital marketing & SEO has that process on the mind, but they don't know that each of the processes requires a lot of time and a lot of $$$ to invest. +90% of the time your first project will fail, but you'll learn the processes on your own and you'll just continue to get better and better.

    That's the beauty of failing after all.

    I'd suggest browsing forums as there are really some great topics on how to create websites and monetize them. I say with confidence that it's much better reading those threads than going and reading some guru articles that will try to sell their shit.
     
  9. 1Enigma

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    You want a starting point?
     
  10. alice252293

    alice252293 Supreme Member

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    So you cannot write content yourself?j and with your budget I dont think you should buy backlinks.
     
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    mdjain101 Newbie

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    I read your full post and after that, I think you have no idea about the website, firstly you have to confirm that you use all plugin, site menu, 100% unique content, backlink, meta description, etc ... everything is fine than if you want to get a good suggestion from here, firstly you have to write full details about your website, ( purpose, topic, your SEO system, content quality ) than you will get the right advice from here. Thank You
     
  12. Licheus

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    I don't know, man. At least part of the reason to start a blog should be that you have something you want to say to the world, otherwise you're not grounded in the business and might have a hard time understanding your audience. Even if you don't have a creative drive yourself, you at least need to understand the perspective of article writers.

    Instead of throwing money at something with little to no involvement in the creative process, try to understand how to do every part of your business at least at a novice level. Then you can grow from there into investing more money. Otherwise you’ll just lose a bunch of money because you don’t understand how to affect the finer points and profit margins.

    If you’re good at throwing money at your business (I’m terrible at that, so I have a hard time scaling up working businesses), then don’t do that and instead put time and energy into improving what you’re bad at. If you reach novice or intermediate level in all relevant areas, you’ll have a much more solid foundation to make economic decisions on. This will let you take advantage of your naturally strong sides in the future, instead of having them be liabilities.
     
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  13. vendis

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    It's doubtful you'll make any money in the first few months. Blogs need anywhere between six months to a year (sometimes more) to show results that you'd be proud of.

    And if you're outsourcing everything, it will have to be more of a monthly budget you need to set aside instead of a one time amount and expecting a good ROI.

    So you really have to be critical in your process, how much exactly are you willing to spend each and every month? And which tasks are you willing to do yourself and which tasks you want to outsource.

    It's perfectly doable to grow a blog while minimizing expenses. It's a time vs money thing. You could write the articles yourself, and use the rest of the money for backlinks, or you can outsource the articles and do outreach and some of other stuff to get the backlinks yourself.

    In the early stages, document your process. It's important as you need to be able to keep track of what's working and what doesn't work for you. Try not to spread your marketing efforts too thin as you won't know what actually works to get the results you want.

    Also, rather than thinking about potential returns in the beginning, instead be absolutely sure of the niche you choose. It's for the long haul. You don't want to work on something you'll hate doing six months down the road.
     
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    Traffic, learn to generate traffic, then cater to that traffic, not the other way around. Find a need, fill that need, that is marketing in a nutshell, but finding the people that need it is more important than filling the internet with more generic articles and hoping they find you.
     
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    Creating a business is the business is the easy part. Getting people to that business is the hard part.

    Online business are competitive by default unless you thought of something new entirely. You're competing with people all over the world. You really have to do the market research, keyword research, and expected return before you dive in. If you're going to plan it as you go you're already in quicksand and just trying to keep afloat.

    Don't take is as fear mongering, just try to analyze the market you're trying to get into, your competition, their content/audience, keyword competition, marketing ideasce before you shell out on a paperweight.

    Even with a small investment but with the right audience and traffic you can have good return of investKent.
     
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    3k words and High quality over quantity of articles.
     
  17. knivking

    knivking Newbie

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    Thank you guys for all the responses!