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Two men and a plan. The journey to a substantial worldwide stable IM business.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Shurg, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Shurg

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    Goooooood day people,

    Thank you for reading the journey of Shurg. We?re two intrepid online marketers with a flair for edging into the greying-black world of internet marketing.

    I?m Chris and I?ll be working with a fella called Eric (he?ll introduce himself after this post.)

    Our journey isn?t going to be a bog standard ?I?m a 16 yr old wanting to make $10 per day? type malarkey.

    We?re actually two fully grown (and chubby) men from the UK in our 30s and we?re in the very fortunate position to not have to worry about ?real jobs? and have at least 8 hours a day to commit to this internet marketing fool?s gold.

    Our goal

    To build an online marketing empire utilising a multitude of online marketing techniques.

    Our requirements

    As this is a professional business venture we have two main priorities:

    1. All income is to be stable ? no worry about accounts getting banned / sites getting deindexed and creating a catastrophic loss of earnings.
    2. Income has to be sizeable and scaleable ? to support two families and future retirement plans!

    Our experience

    I (Chris) have about 3 years in online marketing experience. I have built a small adsense empire and have had moderate success.

    Eric is a complete internet nooby and until two weeks ago had no previous internet marketing experience but has a wealth of experience in multiple niches.

    What we?ve already done

    We?ve already established ourselves in the financial niche with:

    • One main money site that receives around 2k authentic uniques / month, and a lot more ?unauthentic? views (details later).
    • One secondary site that receives around 300 authentic uniques / month, and a lot more ?unauthentic? views (details later).
    • An email database of around 700.
    • An introducing broker arrangement with around 10 active traders (details later).
    • An approved AWM account.
    • A clickbank account - and a about $180 in earnings to date.
    • An active social media following.

    The above creates about $1,000 per month ($32/day) as income, pre-tax.

    The financial goals

    Short term ? within 2 months - $100 / day
    Medium term ? within 4 months - $500 / day
    Long term ? within 8 months - $1,000 / day

    How we?re going to get there


    • Growing our network in the financial niche to over 50 sites.
    • Growing the number of traders in our introducing broker agreements.
    • Growth of and effectively using our email lists for affiliate marketing.
    • Selling advertising on our main sites (and/or affiliate banners).
    • YouTube ? PPD ? AWM sites in multiple niches supported by larger networks of sites.
    • Amazon affiliate sites in multiple niches supported by larger networks of sites.
    • Trend following PPD ? AWM sites (details later).
    • Creating large networks of sites in other niches determined by our research for AWM/Amazon sites.
    • Initially we?ll be doing the ?grunt? work (writing bloody articles) ourselves, but as this is a business we?ll obviously be outsourcing as much as possible as and when revenue allows.

    What you?re going to get from following our journey.

    Simple.

    You?re either going to watch two grown men waste the next 8 months of their life, get divorced from their wives, lose their kids and move into tiny shacks whilst having to spoon to keep warm.

    Or...

    Watch two grown men develop the small amount of skills they have, learn new things and make a shit load of money whilst building a viable and sustainable business. And interact, enjoy and learn from their journey.

    How we?re going to keep you guys in the loop.

    I would like to say that one of us is going to post an update every single day to announce all the work we've done and dazzle you all with our earnings. In reality I expect we?ll update this thread at least every couple of days. We do however keep daily tabs on our stats and incoming/outgoing funds and would be delighted to share the results with you.

    The updates will either be completed by Eric or I, depending on what's going on. We'll try to keep you up-to-date with the work that we've done since the last update, earnings since the last update, stats of the sites, new traders joining our IB, growth of mailing lists, costs incurred and any planning that we're doing.

    You are of course welcome to ask any questions that you might have. Whilst we're no experts we'd be delighted to share any knowledge we have, help those that ask and teach anything that we know how to do (or have figured out the hard way!)

    Kick back, set your thread tools to subscribe and we'll speak to you soon.

    Chris and Eric.
     
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  2. John.

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    Solid plan, best of luck team shrug!
     
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  3. JFoulds

    JFoulds Power Member

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    Finally, a journey thread that actually looks interesting.
    Best of luck, following (and that's pretty fucking rare for me...)
     
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  4. Rokebono

    Rokebono Senior Member

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    Welcome to BHW and good luck with the new venture, I'll subscribe to see what you guys are up to.
     
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  5. kinlee

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    I'm looking forward to this! I wish you you two all the success in your journey!
     
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  6. euhero

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    Awesome, Very inspiring. Subscribing to this one. Keep the humor by the way to make it interesting to read. :D
     
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  7. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    Good to see two fellow UK lads with high goals! It is getting rare to see a journey where the aims do require a lot of work to achieve!

    Good Luck!
     
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  8. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I don't know if I am becoming really negative and suspicious in my old age but your very first post is a journey thread ?

    I wonder how many people have pm'ed you wanting to get in on this venture.

    If this is genuine, then I sincerely wish you the best of luck and the greatest of success.

    Trouble is, this looks iffy to me.

    Why are two 30year old men going to spend time with a journey thread, when that time would be more productive in building
    their business ?

    Your first post looks good but doesn't really say much.

    It looks more like a pre sales pitch, no doubt more information will follow.

    Anyway we shall see in 8 months and if I am wrong then I will eat my blackhat.

    Regards
     
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  9. blkmagic

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    Interested and hopes this doesn't die. Subbed.
     
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  10. Shurg

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    Thanks for you all your replies, even the "iffy" one!

    We'll be doing a 'proper' update tonight with what we've been up to over the last couple of days - I thought I should just pop on and reply to the suspicious post. And to be honest, it was something I should have covered in the initial entry...so here goes...

    Why we decided to commit resources to maintain a journey thread

    There are two main reasons - the first being rather selfish:
    1. Although I have some experience of small scale adsense sites we have no experience of large scale operations. If all goes to plan we'll be operating / building / maintaining hundreds of websites, subscribers, advertisers and software. We have no experience in this, none at all. Our main objective with a journey thread is to simultaneously help people as much as we can with scripts, bots, tips, advice and knowledge whilst at the same time asking for advice and help with scaling in the future.
    2. Having some previous experience in IM we realised (as I'm sure most of you do) that the greatest enemy to success is motivation and dedication. Writing article upon article, building site upon site with no immediate results and income can be soul destroying (and led to the ultimate demise of the previous adsense sites). We'll attempt to combat that by creating an element of responsibility and ownership of helping others and the pride of demonstrating our successes (and failures!)

    We decided the cost of posting on a thread, which takes up literally 10-30 minutes a day / every two days is far out weighed by the potential learning, advice and motivation that it would reward.

    Chat soon, Eric will do the update tonight so you can e-meet him.

    Chris
     
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  11. Execute

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    Looks great, well planned and have good goals. One thing that I would do is separate out your goals a bit more such as $100/day $250 $500 $750 $1,000 just so you stay motivated, you could even go up in 100's. You could even have goals like $100/day for 1 week etc..

    Have a look at the Achievement Goal Theory. It shows that if you set goals that are hard to reach but obtainable it is more rewarding and equals a more significant boost in motivation which is key on a long term project.

    Anyway, good luck!!!
     
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  12. HeRBaR

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    Good luck with your thread.
    I hope you reach your goals as soon as possible
     
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  13. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    OK Mate, thanks for the response. I will give you the benefit of the doubt.
    I am an arsehole but as I grow older I am becoming more of a cynical arsehole(and I love it).
    Anyway, if all is legit, then I truly wish you every success.
    Good Luck
     
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    Good luck, just stick to the plan you've made and don't quit!
     
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  15. Shurg

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm the second half of this team, Eric. Although I'm currently in the UK, I'm actually from Belgium. That might explain why I write like a moron from time to time.

    I have the pleasure of presenting you our first update on this fine evening.

    We've been working pretty hard since Monday. As Chris told you before, we have a long term goal which will require our full attention and a lot of work for the next months. Thankfully we're both very dedicated to this project and have the time to put in the work. We've known each other for a while now and both know the other well enough to know that we'll be working like crazy.

    So anyway, here's the update in numbers. Remember, we're trying to build a f*cking empire here - things will start slowly.

    Monday was mostly our planning day. We did a lot of research for guest sites linking, setting up social media accounts and planing our website network (tier1) for our big financial niche.

    Results for Monday 15 July 2013

    Date Articles Written Sites Launched Daily Costs List Subs IB Subs AMZ Sales CB Sales AWM Sales IB Earnings Daily Net
    15Jul13 3 0 £0.00 20 0 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £11.26 £11.26

    As you can see it didn't result in anything tangible, but it's a process with have to go through to get things started.

    I'm excited to see all the people encouraging us and subscribing to the thread. I hope you'll all enjoy the ride!

    Cheers to all,
    Eric
     
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    Just joking.. Good luck you guys and hope to see some success a long your way!

    Cheers!
    Unclemike
     
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  17. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sorry to butt in on your thread yet again but can I suggest that you use 2 separate accounts for your updates.

    If will get confusing if both "Eric" and "Chris"are using the "Shurg" account.

    Cheers
     
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  18. bushinonasake

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    Glad someone addressed motivation in their journey. Few realize that this is very important, in any endeavour. The "Why" of the Work so to speak. Been reading through some of the journeys and yours seems well thought out. It's looking to be a sort of "business plan". You guys must be in the business sector. Congrats on starting and hope you guys realize your goals. Best of luck. :)
     
  19. Martin1971

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    Hi,

    Iam a man from the numbers, so sorry to mention this. How about the daily cost. £0.00 This sound a little strange to me, you do not rent a office, drink no coffee, no toilet flush, no power needed, and how about the man power. The both of you work for free?

    It would be fair to calculate hours for each hour about 40 pounds sounds fair to me.

    Got it?

    BTW i will follow the thread, wish you both the best luck.
     
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  20. KELLOGGS

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    Taking a wage of £40/hr at this early stage is quite high. Just to give you some perspective, the minimum wage here is £6.19/hr. Of course they need to be paid but at this stage they're not earning enough to get that so they'll only put themselves into the minus.
     
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