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Voidray's Journey to $1000 A Day Passive Income

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Voidray, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Voidray

    Voidray Regular Member

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    Hey Guys, welcome to the place where I show you my progress to $1000 a day in passive income.

    Let me first start off by saying that I have been doing IM since 2006. Most of my earnings have been through SEO efforts, however once I reach a level in this journey where I can afford to spend $300 a day on PPC/CPM/PPV traffic I will be growing my earnings in that direction as well. This however is not passive income, but will be a stepping stone to then purchasing sites which generate traffic already and better monetizing them than the seller, or improving their rankings.

    The idea here is to work smarter not hard.

    You might be asking yourself... If this guy has been doing IM since 2006 then why is this even a journey, he must be banking already?

    My response to that would be, I was banking back in 2011 before I got a back slap and all my sites when down the tube. I was able to reach $800 a day from passive income back then, but failed to hit my mark of $1k a day because of laziness. Then everything I worked so hard for was gone overnight. I dropped from making about $25k a month to $2k a month, and slowly dropped down to $800 per month. At this point I hit an all time low and was shocked for about a year and did not want to have anything to do with Making money online. I lost all motivation, and was sickened to see how hard I had worked, and nothing to show for it. So I got a regular job and reflected for a while.

    Now the prodigal son has returned!

    What's the difference this time around?

    The difference this time around is making my cash work for me. As I build out my sites, I will be selling some of them off to rebuild more sites than can make just as much as the first sold but in a quarter of the time. I can grow exponentially while minimizing risk.

    I also have a tougher shell and understand risk vs. reward much better than the days of old. So this time around I am accepting any loss was either because I knew the risk and chose to build my sites a certain way, or because of an unforeseen algo change that I must correct on my own sites and move forward with results.

    Where I am at now In this Journey

    I started this journey about a month and a half ago with a fresh domain and a concept for building an adsense niche. I worked my butt off and posted daily on the site. I purchased some average content for about .75 per 100 words and cleaned it up. I started building links from authoritative sources first. All links were for my domain name. No special anchor text at all. Next I let the site sit while I pounded out content day in day out. I have spent about 14 hours a day for about 45 days posting approximately 450 articles. My earnings started small, and then hit an all time high several days ago at $250. Daily though I am averaging $200 a day. I am also continuing to post new content and ranking for many long tail keywords.

    What was my cost?
    $1300 in content
    $200 in links
    $10 for domain with private registration
    $5 a month for hosting

    Total Cost: $1515

    What does this mean for you and me?

    For all you lazy people out there who want to make money, but complain that nothing works for you, it is possible to make it if you get a game plan together and bust your butt. For those of you who are hungry and not lazy, and have just started your own journey, I wish you the best and would tell you to take full advantage of the information here. Even though thousands of people read the content on BHW only a small percentage will ever do something about it. Nobody ever said this would be easy. Get your mind right, read some threads and then execute a plan and don't stop until you have reached your goal. With a little knowledge you can earn a living in a relatively short period of time whether you buy content like I did, or you write it yourself.

    If you can't afford the content which not even I was able to really afford (Put some on credit card), please don't complain. I don't want to hear about it. I can tell you I started with nothing back in 2006 and I fought my way tooth and nail to the top. This time however I know what I can accomplish and I do not guess at what I can make, I only know what I can make. I altered my strategies a bit and put into practice a good plan.

    For me getting to $200 a day means I am 1/5 the way through with my journey. I am ready to get to the half way point. Let's see how far away that is. I have already started a new site, and will update you on it's progress as well. this new site is being built on an aged domain.

    This will conclude my first post on my journey to $1000 a day. Ask me questions and I will try to answer them. You may ask me about link building techniques, about how I get content, how I manage my keywords or anything like that. :cool:

    Don't ask me my niches, and don't ask me detailed information that only a dummy would giveaway information on. By doing so you would be insulting me and making yourself look like a bottom feeder.
     
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  2. kinlee

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    Welcome back to the IM world. I'm very sure you'll be successful again! I'll be following you on your journey, good luck! :eek:
     
  3. Voidray

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    Thanks Kinlee! I wish the best for you as well, and hope you reach your goals.
     
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    thank you
    all the best for you and to earn more than never till now bro
     
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  5. tranza

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    So you're making $200 a day now? with adsense
     
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    Thanks themob! Wish you all the best as well. Work hard and get paid.
     
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    Tranza that is correct. I am earning this currently with adsense, but will be branching out to affiliate offers as well in the coming months. Currently the goal is to earn about $600 a day with adsense and $400 through affiliate offers. Then I will begin focusing on paid traffic to fuel the expenses of new sites.
     
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    GL man! Will definitely be checking on this thread to see your progress :)

    Like Henry Ford said:
    Early to bed,
    early to rise,
    work like hell
    and advertise
     
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    Voidray Regular Member

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    Thanks SEOHulk! Love the quote!
     
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    You went from making 25k a month, to going back to a normal job, let me be the first to congratulate you on your story. So from making 25k a month, you decided that it was best to go back working 40 hours plus, for nothing rather than build back up to making 25k a month?
     
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    I'll be following you, hope you share some tips how u doing it.
     
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    Mickyfu, thanks for the comment. Sometimes mental health is important first before making money. I was at a point in my life where there was a lot of reflection on what I was doing and where I wanted to go. Sure it seems logical to just start correcting things and go right back to what I was doing and rebuild it to what it was before. Unfortunately there were many other personal factors that I will not go into here related to my wife and family. It was a good time for me to be humbled and realize my reality was far from most other peoples in the world. Money isn't everything in life when you have nobody to share it with, and lose everything around you, which fortunately for me I didn't.

    I certainly can say that I appreciate what I make now no matter what the amount, and have been humbled by losing my $25k monthly income. My determination has increased, but I also am reasonable with myself and my goals. $1000 a day is a very reasonable goal in my opinion. I don't work my weekends as I used to and have a sharper focus in the time I do work. I'm sure someone such as yourself can appreciate these points.
     
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    Certainly Tranza, I will be sharing more detailed information as time goes on.
     
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    I'm not gonna lie, this journey actually got me to do some research, purchase a domain, and get working finally. Enough reading! Action! Thanks a ton for that, and best of luck with your ventures!
     
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    Gonna follow this journey closely :)
     
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    Zaalah I am happy you took action. Make a realistic goal for yourself to reach. And base your accomplishments on productivity. That is what keeps me going while I bust hump. I don't pay attention to daily earnings in most cases Until I have put in some decent time on a site. For example the first week of my last site I didn't even look one bit at earnings. I knew it was unimportant at that moment. All that is important is accomplishing tasks for your first month. Then you start looking at earnings. It will give you an honest estimation of how your work is paying off.
     
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    From 45k to 2k. Ouch!

    Is it just the one site your are working on getting 200 a day from, A mini authority site?
    Also Slightly confused as to what you are spending 14 hours a day doing if you are buying your content? Just adding them to your site? If so - why not automate it?

    Good luck though bro.

    The first thousand is always the hardest, be it per day, week, month, or year.

    Edit: Also who are you using for content at .75 per 100 words? is it a bulk rate?
     
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    I'm glad you emphasized the amount of work and the cost.

    Too many journeys start out with a 0 cost plan and a goal to be reached in too short
    a time

    Without your investment realistically it wiuld hae taken you 9 months to achieve
    what you have
     
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    I started building a private niche focused blog network since there just aren't many niche blog networks in my space. And with each new site I add I'm getting $2 to $3 per day. So I've started converting some of the sites to more authority sites. But content has been a bottle neck for me. Would you mind PM'ing me your content source? I've been using other BHW sellers for content and have been pretty impressed. I'd also be interested in your backlink methods. thanks...and congrats on the return!
     
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    With content you get what you pay for. at .75 for 100 words the content is not going to be that great. Yes I did skimp to save a few bucks, and thus I spent a lot of time cleaning up articles as well as building backlinks for the site. I used iWriter for a lot of my content, which I have stopped doing now that I can afford to buy better quality content. Another issue with content was also finding someone to do volume for me. And I kept going through writer after writer because they just couldn't produce 15-20 original pieces per day consistently. On iWriter you get one 400 article for $2.50. Then for good writers once in a while I would throw in a tip thus my average came out to about .75 per 100 words.

    I would say in retrospect that iWriter may not have been the best solution, but I could get content daily when I needed by the hour.