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Uncomfortably pushing myself to make first dollar on Internet.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Mc Bruce Lee, May 2, 2015.

  1. Mc Bruce Lee

    Mc Bruce Lee Junior Member

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    ​​​​​Introduction
    Sex :male
    age: 22
    living in: Europe(Belgium)
    Originally from: Tibet.


    I want to start this journey by saying that: "I have never been more motivated in my Life."
    Those of you who have already experience success or someone like me will understand this.


    There is you and there is your dream, at the starting stage of your journey, you get all hyped up, excited about this dream but when you start working on it, you get tired, you give up, you skip the day, you fall back into a bad habits. you will always come back but only to be disappoint again. But as you give more and more attention to you dream, treat it as your own child, love and cherish it. Just like a child, it grows and become bigger and bigger, day by day. Before you know it, its bigger than you. (plant feed on water, your dream or the thoughts of your dream feed on your attention, it grows bigger only by giving it more attention.) this is the stage where I am right now. Right now My dream is so big that it is bigger than me.


    What does it mean ? it means before when I feel disappointed, tired or unhappy I stop, but now I don't because this dream is bigger than me and me being tired and disappointed does not mean a shit, its just a small thing compare to my dream, all this being said I still feel disappointed sometime, but the difference is that I recover quickly, get back into my zone easily, less negative energy. becoming more and more adapt to this lifestyle.


    What is my goal and the plan ?
    Short term goal: Financial freedom, so I can focus on my passion without worrying about money.
    Long term goal/dream: make full income out of my passion. become a happier person (short term goal also)


    Plan: make money through internet marketing, my method is to create content related to amazon product and promote amazon product on the site.


    Why I started this journey ?
    I used to view this kind of thing as a waste of time. I was a amateur back then and still am today but less.
    The reason I start this journey is not so different from anyone else.
    If you are loser as a person, there is a big chance that people around you are also losers, just like you. I choose not to judge them as a less than me, just that they are simply too far away from the path I have chosen to walk.
    If you want to be a winner in a place that is surrounded by a losers, its very difficult, doable but difficult.
    and that is why I am here. Hoping to meet some winner or atleast some like minded people.


    The second reason is we always tend to work hard but not smart, we forget the importance of reflecting.
    "it is easy to think what we are doing is great when we are so involve in what we are doing"


    What do I seek ?
    A mentor and a like minded people. (will start a different thread on this one with detail)


    When will I update this thread.

    minimum twice a week.











     
  2. Mc Bruce Lee

    Mc Bruce Lee Junior Member

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    Plan Detail

    • My plan is to l create a site about things that are kind of weird and creative. for example: banana night light (basically a lamp shape like banana but it looks cool and cozy) I will write a review or list top ten item etc.....
    • Time
      • I live in a great country called Belgium, currently working only two days a week and sometimes I don't work a whole week. but have enough money to eat and use internet thanks to government support.
    • Money
      • already have domain, using the hosting of my friend. I already bought long tail pro.(better than UNF)
      • I can invest a 50$/month on site if I must (but I prefer not to, I want to learn as much as possible, secondly if I have to save 50$/month, I kind of have to eat cheaply and unhealthy stuff bad for brain and body.)
    • Keywords
      • Main keywords : 6600/monthly seach
      • CPC: 0.35
      • Other Keywords: 200-1500/monthly seach
      • Keywords difficulty : sem rush(69.27) but top 3 sites have less than 30 page authority and but they target the keywords nicely in their URL and Title but I can do the too.
    • Traffic
      • Since its my first site I am planning to bring traffic from social network and search engine. I want to learn about every traffic source. learning is number one priorities for me now.
    • Competition
      • their site is beautifully design, but on some part, I think I can do better than them like they did not use amazon button, people trust amazon so I think its better use amazon button than just buy button. on social media, their site does not bring much traffic from social network, I will try to do it.
    • Extra thought
      • I already kind of feel like I choose the wrong niche, its specific niche but not specific enough and one guy who is experienced in IM also told me the same, but he suggest that I should still try it. since its my first serious site. I want to see how it goes and also you never know until you try it. I want to succeed and I am planning on doing that but I am also expecting few failure on my way. (things does not hurt as much when you are expecting it)
    • what have I already done
      • site is up
      • design is not perfect, but I will improve it
      • wrote the main article, little unsure about it
    • To do list.
      • looking for mastermind group to join. (many people recommend it but going to be little difficult for me since I am just a beginner.)
      • Learn about content creation and eventually create some content.
    • I am curious to know what you think, how can I improve this journey thanks.
     
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  3. x3agle

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    We all have to start somewhere, good luck!
     
  4. Lermontov

    Lermontov Registered Member

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    OP Learn from what does not work and what works and remember persistence is the key.
     
  5. Brad100

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    The CPC for your main kw is way too low, go with something over $1 at least or you'd end up barely making pennies daily.

    Good Luck, your plan looks decent otherwise.
     
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  6. LoftPower

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    Glad that you are so motivated. Keep up the great work and stay motivated....it will help you with your success.
     
  7. Mc Bruce Lee

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    Yeh I realize that but still wanted to test it out, since I am doing it for the first time, just to see what will happen, we learn most when something doesn't work then we know what will work. of course I also have few other keywords with lower search volume but higher cpc. thanks for taking your time to response
     
  8. Mc Bruce Lee

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    Yeh I am very motivated.
     
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      • Hey guys, whats up? Anyway lets get to the point. these past few days are not the most productive day of my life but no big deal shit happens.
      • What did I do ?
        • I went through internet to read a few things about content creating, found many different resources, I read like ten of them and made some summary, and I check my main article (around 2000 words) that I have written before and made some improvement and then also wrote one more article for one of my secondary keywords and after I was done with that, I already choose product from amazon for my other secondary keywords. To be honest, I was hoping to accomplish a lot more than that but couldn't, my friends came over, they call me to come work, which is a good thing but it also mean a less time to work on internet-marketing.

      • Obstacle
        • Unable to stay focus around opposite influence: I choose not to see my friends as a loser who don't do shit, although some part of my ego feels that way and I used to be lazy like that before, I still am sometime. I prefer to see them as simply someone who is on a different path. Anyway as I go through my usual days of working on internet marketing stuff, my friends suddenly call me and saying that he is coming over to my city. Being the guy that I am, I couldn't refuse. I don't have much of a family so they mean a lot to me. Once they came, all my habits to eat healthy and stay focus are flushed down the toilet including, meditation, reading... I guess, My habits are not that firm yet and that is why it is easily affected by outer influence. I felt like shit for a while but I still manage to meditate, get little bit internet-marketing work done, went to work on time.. For that I am proud.
        • Success barrier: when I start writing content for my second primary keyword. I felt like, I couldn't do it and I went back to read more on content creation. I felt like my plan suck and I have to restart the whole thing. then I realize that its just my ego is afraid to get hurt. how can I have success if I am afraid of failure.

      • What did I learn?
        • A lot, when you face an obstacle you learn more. I learn that obstacle are unavoidable and we all slow down once in a while, but remember to move forward even if it is just a small step. When I felt like shit, the first thing I did was, blame my friend. "Those piece of shit are always on my way" yes these exact words went through my head. The second thing I did is, remove My Ego from the situation and ask question to myself, what really happen? what really happen is some change occur and my brain was unable to handle it, that's why I went back to my old habit, being butt hurt and complaining is not going to make me any happier or more productive, all I can do is be ready for it the next time.

      • What is my solution to these kind of problem?
        • I already blocked a lots of number on my phone, but Now I blocked all the number on my phone, except for some which are work related, and Next time If My friends happen come over the first thing I am going to do is be mentally prepare, make myself realize that I have to be more focus than usual. I will have a little fun time with them since they came from far to see me after that I am just going to cook myself something to eat and spend my day at the library. Since I live near the sea and it is almost summer, I bet lots of them are going to visit me.
        • Speed of recovery : everyone fall down, and feel disappoint, but the different is the speed of recovery. People who are really successful, when they face a minor failure they recover in a matter of second, its almost like, it didn't even happened. Less time spend on the victim mentality = more time spend on the solution. Next time I will recover faster and waste less time. failure is not a choice but not giving up and starting again is a choice.
        • I am going to face many failure and I am ready for it. I might slow down, but I will never stop, beside the reason failure hurt our ego so much is because we make a big deal out of eat. if we see it as a process then its not so bad. If success is a pie. failure is an egg. I know its a very bad example what I am trying to say is, if success is a food then failure is one of the most important ingredient, its impossible to cook success without failure.

      • My plan for the next week.
        • I will write 4 more article
        • I will learn about on page SEO
        • learn something about link building and probably build some link.
      • Thanks for reading my shitty journey.
      • Now give me your two cent.
     
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  10. ghackseo

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    Well done on your progress so far OP.

    My two cents: Don't focus too much on learning, especially if you are trying to maintain a healthy and social life. Learning is good, but don't let it be the majority of your daily tasks. I have fallen into that hole and it's difficult to get out. I ended up spending 4 - 6 hours a day reading. Limit your learning tasks to about 15% of your total tasks for the day, 15% learning and 85% "doing". While you are learning, you start to realize how many things you still need to actually learn and it just snowballs. If you really need to learn something new in order to attempt doing it, learn the basics and then attempt it immediately and rather learn from your mistakes.

    Good luck mate :) Keep it up.

    P.S Don't block your friends' numbers... You will end up REALLY depressed if you fail with your IM attempts (Which you will, everyone has failed on this forum -but you will succeed as well like every persistent IM'er) and having no friends will cause that depression to spiral into something worse.
     
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  11. iamthefox

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    Wow, I learn a lot from your journey!!
    My two cent: Stick on one method at time and spend all of your effort on it.
    Good luck bro :)
     
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    You should always base your money making on what is popular and makes money right now (not spamming social media with cpa, but rather building up content people like and selling ad space). Then when you have income to help you live on and expand upon, you can incorporate a talent of some kind you have or can learn.
     
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    Yep, I can tell that that you're on the right path. Once you really get your hands busy, you'll learn quite alot :).
     
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    Keep more updates about your journey.
     
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    sounds like a good plan
     
  16. Mc Bruce Lee

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    Yes man, though I heard that advice many times, I consistently have to remind myself that we learn better through action.
    Yeh they are still my friends, atleast I feel that way now. but I never worry about not having friend. I told told them honestly and sincerely that I can't spend much time with them and some of them understood and those who don't understand, I can't do much about them. It is what it is.
    thanks for the advice
     
  17. Mc Bruce Lee

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    Will keep that in my mind.
     
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    Now gotta go back to writing article,
    will update in few days
     
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    whats up fellows, Its about time I update this journal.Just like usual I divide my journal in four different session, What have I accomplished, obstacle, what did I learn, and my plan for next week.


    What have I accomplished ?
    I finished writing 4 more articles. (now I have total of 6 articles, one for main keyword and 5 for secondary keywords).
    Installed few plugins for Seo in wordpress.
    Grammar check my articles (I check it first with ginger and then with grammarly, I use both free version.)
    I read few web blogs about using the keywords correctly on page.
    I add few extra words to my article so I can repeat my keywords few times in article, I try my best to do it naturally, I repeat my main keywords 6 times through out the article(+2000 words)


    Obstacle
    I did not really face any big challenges these week, just like usual, I felt little tired, little bored, little disappointed but none of them even came close making me feel like giving up. I know I will face more challenge and I will be ready.
    I will move forward and I might take a step back, but only because then I can move forwards with more strength, just like a tiger take a few step back before he is about to strike his prey.


    What did I learn ?
    I learn a lot this week.
    I did not finish all the task as fast as I had imagined but this is ok, it should be that way because I am learning it for the first time.
    Before to me writing an article was just typing few words and sentences, but now I realize that it is way more than that. I have to choose the right title, use keywords correctly, provide value etc. I know that I still made a lots of mistake, but I will correct and improve as I go through this journey.


    Second important thing I learn is, whenever we try to learn something new, our mind started to come with lots of excuses and negative thoughts, during those time it is better to stop for a while and put your mind into the right state and then go back to work.
    Everything is created twice, mentally and physically. If you have created something ugly mentally then the finished product(physical product) is going to be just as ugly. whatever you focus on, it expand.


    I also learn that watching your favorite show is not same as giving your brain a break, before when I am tired, I go to youtube or some other site to watch some videos. Apparently this is not a good thing, first of all, you waste your time, second when you are watching something, you brain keep functioning so it does not get the rest as you had imagined.


    So I stop watching unproductive things, in my case it would be anime, comedy, funny vidoes etc. I might set one special day a week for few hours just to watch my favorite show and etc. Before I like to watch some show while eating I felt like at least that way I won't waste much of a time but I was wrong. Now when I eat, I just listen to some podscast about self-development or internet marketing or I will simply sit down and eat my meal quietly which seems really weird but that is how it used to be before tv exist.


    Anyway what I am trying to say is that if you think you are giving your mind a break by watching something entertaining stuff then you are wrong, just sitting quietly and being present to the moment will.


    Hope I did not make it too long, Since I update it only once or twice a week I want it to be something of value to me or others.


    My plan for next week.
    - Choose a right structure for my first post.
    - publish my first post.
    - Set up my mastermind group, got like five people (some people advice me that mastermind might not be useful for some newbie like me but I would like to give it a try.
    - after that I am not sure what I am going to do, because now I have done most of the practical stuff and the rest is more SEO related, I might have to read a little so I can take the right action.


    I might be able to do less things this week, because my friend ask me to go with him to some wedding, I try my best to not waste my time, but this is for a good friend and he rarely ask me for anything so I choose to go, I also work for four days next week, normally I work only two days.

    It will be a slow week but it will be productive.

    It's 7:34 am here in Belgium now, going to cook myself some nice breakfast and then go back to work.
    Have a Nice day.
     
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  20. Mc Bruce Lee

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    Hey guys, was very busy for past few days, been working and trying to spare some time for internet marketing, was able to accomplish few things like choosing the right font-style and color for my main page etc...


    Still lots of things to do like
    creating social media page,
    building link
    registering to google analytic and web master tool etc..


    Now I have three days free, more time for Internet marketing, will write a detail post later.