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[Yet Another Meathead Thread] Souljerr's Journey - I'm Ready

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Souljerr, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Souljerr

    Souljerr Regular Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Are you tired of struggling? Are you tired of living in contempt while life passes you by? Are you tired of reading yet? Reading without taking action, knowing that the knowledge you are obtaining; is that of which that will literally change your life?

    I am too.

    I've been a frequent member here at Black Hat World, for many years.
    I originally began reading Black Hat World in pursuit of methods to establish a larger fan base during the time that I was doing music, after learning more; I JVed with a member in the past via adsense split. We made pretty good money which led to us partnering in the development of a mobile marketing platform via SMS. Things were going great! It wasn't until Google shutdown our Adsense accounts, and my uncle needed financial assistance with his store (which led to the loss of funding on the marketing platform) that I began to struggle. A year passed by and I used the knowledge that I obtained over that year to create a Nightclub Promotions business, this business went on to last me approximately 3 years and made me anywhere from $700-$1900 a week. I could not believe what I was able to accomplish!

    The problem was gone, I was doing phenomenal! And then, it came back; the club owner and the landlord got into a dispute that almost led to a physical altercation, the club I had worked with for so long, just said "SO LONG!(Good-bye)!". The struggle was back! I had saved money, I had budgeted wisely BUT I became lazy and content beyond belief. The business closing had literally traumatized me, I felt paralyzed. Everything I had worked SO hard for, gone, gone within an instant and nothing was the same.

    I paid my bills and I went to school, I felt that I was "too good" for a regular job, too "accomplished", and I also felt so defeated. I felt as though I had done everything wrong, I felt that the majority of failures in my life had been due to my ignorance of intellect. I failed to provide myself with the appropriate skill sets in life to succeed! What was I to do now?

    I panicked, I had to reevaluate my life, I had to get it together. I began reading personal development books and watching self-growth seminars, learning the appropriate mentality to have to succeed and the habits that I needed to establish for it too. I'm not saying that I know everything, I know nothing! but in order to learn something, I must do something instead of nothing.

    I am currently a student, and have been for a while. My issue is not that I do not enjoy learning, but that I had no motivation. I personally had no idea what I wanted to do in life because I was so confined behind so many stigmas of limiting beliefs. I finally found it in me due to watching so many seminars and reading so many books, to allow myself to believe that ANYTHING is possible; it doesn't mean anything comes easy, it just means that anything is possible. I went from studying Computer Game Design to Raster Based Imaging and Web Design, Pharmacy, Computer Networking, and FINALLY, what took so long to realize... Business/Marketing. Being a full time student, it becomes a little difficult to dedicate my time to Internet Marketing.

    I am currently a business owner, my family and I recently opened up a hookah lounge and my sister and I run it. The business is not doing well, it's been operational for 7 months now and it still cannot sustain itself at the bare minimum of expenses (no rent, no employee overhead). I am at a point where I personally believe that it has hit it's shutdown point but we are going to pursue it until the end of December. Being a business owner, it becomes a little more difficult to dedicate my time to Internet Marketing.

    I am determined, I have sat around for too long, learning and reading, learning and reading, learning and reading, it is time for US to take action, and to take action NOW. Being determined, it becomes a lot less difficult to dedicate the little amount of time I have into Internet Marketing!

    Welcome to My Journey, Souljerr's Journey, OUR journey.

    Let's get to work:
    I will be using Meathead's Method.
    I have Scrapebox, BuzzBundle, Market Samurai, and Long Tail Pro.
    I have 20 Private Proxies.
    I have a reseller hosting account.
    I have a domain name.
    I have a premium wordpress theme.
    I have a niche.

    My Funnel:
    Forum/Yahoo Answers/Social Media > Amateur Blog/Personal Journey (Week 1, W2, W3, W4) > Review Site > Product Page


    Alternate Funnels:
    Forum/Yahoo Answers/Social Media > Amateur Blog/Personal Journey (Week 1, W2, W3, W4) > Review Site (Multiple Reviews from Different Sources of the same product, 3 on one page using collapsible tables) > Product Page

    Forum/Yahoo Answers/Social Media > Amateur Blog/Personal Journey (Week 1, W2, W3, W4) > Email Opt-In (Drip feed Campaign: Week 5, W6, W7, W8,etc.> Review Site (Via Email) > Product Page

    Forum/Yahoo Answers/Social Media > Amateur Blog/Personal Journey (Week 1, W2, W3, W4) > Email Opt-In (Drip feed Campaign: Week 5, W6, W7, W8,etc.> Review Site (Multiple Reviews from Different Sources of the same product, 3 on one page using collapsible tables) > Product Page

    Niche Selection:
    I strayed away from Weight Loss and Fitness, too many people grabbing for sales there.

    I selected a niche that capitalizes on a problem that a person may experience, which causes pain or discomfort on a constant basis, that the individual wants to resolve with a passion.

    Amateur Blog/Personal Journey:
    I am currently working on a "personal blog" of a fake persona that I created. So far I've completed the introduction, which relays my persona's "story" of conflict and discomfort, his trials and tribulations, and finally, his determination to rid himself of prior mentioned problem. The persona now encompasses himself in a "week by week" journey to resolve the problem while attempting to provide others with any solutions or complications that he runs into.

    The blog is intentionally made to look completely amateur. Green background, Light Green post background, larger than usual text, clip art illustrations.

    The introduction page has a button to the "following week" above the introduction and below it. The call to action here, is to get the user to read on to the next page. I consider this to be a micro commitment, make the person feel like he/she has engulfed themselves on a journey. Allow the person on the other end of the screen to find the solution, allow them to "hunt" for it. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, the user is interacting with your page. Keep the posts fairly short, we don't want to scare them away.

    My introduction page set up:
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    Those are the exact colors that I used.



    TO DO:
    - Complete Week 1 Research and Post.
    - Complete Week 2 Research and Post.
    - Complete Week 3 Research and Post.
    - Complete Week 4 Research and Post.
    - Create and Complete Review Site.
    - Add E-Mail Opt-In to Journey and Review.
    - Create Drip Feed Campaign for Email Campaign.
    - Add Disqus and add fake comments to personal blog.
    - Add Disqus and add fake comments on review site.

    I will now end my post with a quote:

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    [COLOR=#ffff00][FONT=Helvetica Neue][SIZE=5]"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; 
    
    it takes sweat, determination and hard work."[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Helvetica Neue]
    [/FONT][/COLOR]
     
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  2. Souljerr

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    Reserving for Frequently Asked Questions.
     
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    Reserving for Goal Calendar.
     
  4. meathead1234

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    Best of luck :)
     
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  5. Boriss

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    Interesting journey. I don't care if it's another meathead1234 method journey, I like this kind of journey.

    You will use BuzzBundle to find forums/Q&A Yahoo sites and post your comment there? - to me, BuzzBundle seems very slow and to always showing what I want (forums, blogs, Yahoo Answers).

    Good luck with your journey, and have fun, the chase is better than the catch.
     
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    Hookah is dead man. Take what little profits you make and transform it into a vape shop/lounge. A lot more money to be made there.

    Good luck on your online endeavors.
     
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  7. Souljerr

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    Thomas, you honestly do not understand how much it means to me to be receiving your best wishes on my journey, especially with you being the first post. I am literally blown back right now. I want to take the time to thank you for your post and inspiration.

    I would also like to take a moment to thank you for sharing such a golden method, I made sure to purchase BuzzBundle via your affiliate link. I can't wait to utilize it, and I can't wait to execute your method and learn more about it.

    Have a pleasant day :)

    Thank you for your support, I really hope I can make this journey work. I feel very passionate about IM.

    Yes, I will be using BuzzBundle to find Forums, Q&A sites, and Social Media posts regarding keywords to my niche. I've noticed that it does take a while to load results, but overall the results seem pretty fair for the loading time. I don't mind letting it load on the side, while I do something like eat breakfast or work on the page.

    Although, I have found it difficult to obtain decent forum results using BuzzBundle. I don't know if it's my keywords but I feel like BuzzBundle works very well for Q&A and Social Media but no where near as well for Forums. I haven't really been dealing with blog posts yet honestly, I don't believe I will either.

    I found a site called: boardreader . com, that was free and assisted me in finding some good forum results. It's like a search engine for forums.

    I completely agree with you, I personally did not want to get into the Hookah Business as I have outlived the whole night life thing. I did it for too long, My father and my sister wanted a hookah lounge and I had just returned from Virginia at the time so I kind of got pulled into it. Dealing with the cards I'm dealt right now. I have most definitely noticed an increase in popularity for Vape though. Thank you for the suggestion! and I appreciate your support on my journey!
     
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    As always everyone starts with a great plan in fact , you've mentioned a lot of stuff to be done but the truth is that in general you guys will give up in the 2nd week or something , that if no results will be seen , anyway what I mean is that the plan looks not bad at all as long as you keep sticking to it , focus on this project only and forget about anything else , that's how you get distracted and end doing nothing , if you need any help or whatsoever feel free to ask us , we will give you a hand for sure ,

    Once again keep working hard and good luck mate , if so many did it you can do it as well
     
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  9. Souljerr

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    Thank you Elton, as I was reading your post; I was getting ready to criticize you but what you went on to say is most definitely true. Most people will put a plan into effect and give up due to lack of speedy results, or they become distracted and move on to other projects.

    I know that this will be the ONLY method that I focus on, as I like to think long term results and being in business, I also understand that a business requires time and effort to grow. It is like planting a seed and watering it daily.

    My primary concern is not distraction but my limited time schedule. I really hope to be able to dedicate time on a daily basis but refuse to quit if I cannot. Thank you for lending your advice and for lending a hand in supporting my journey and answering any future questions for the complications that I know I will endure in the near future. I look forward to any assistance that can be offered by anyone :)

    Also, you couldn't have said it better yourself! If others are doing it, what is stopping me from being capable of doing so as well? Only Myself.
     
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    Boriss Supreme Member

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    Maybe this free online tool will help you:
    Code:
    http://linksearching.com
    Note: I am not the owner or affiliated with this tool. Just sharing this awesome tool.
     
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    Interesting journey after a bit long time.
    Good luck OP
     
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    I see a promise of fulfillment in your project... Very best wishes to you. Don't lose the sight of your goals, and don't lose the determination to succeed come what may! I know, somehow, you will become a success story soon! God bless all the way! :)
     
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    Good luck with your journey OP !
     
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    Nice one, I will follow this thread. Seems like a long sales tunnel, a lot of people might drop off but it will surely help you get past forum mods and stuff.
     
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  15. Souljerr

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    Thank you Boriss, This website looks very resourceful in finding distribution channels for my links! I will be sure to let you know how it goes!

    Thank you Sagarmankar for your interest in my journey and wishing of good luck!

    Thank you Srb888, I will do my best to not lose sight of my goals and determination! I feel as though having this Journey thread open will help to keep me on track with my goals and will also keep me motivated. I have been doing something similar in terms of fitness and it has been working very well in keeping me motivated. I have been doing Crossfit for almost a month now, I am currently half way through Week 3 in my fitness journey and only have 10 more days to create a habit (using the rule of 21 days). I will be using a very similar pattern of posting in my journey thread here as I have done on FB.

    Thank you Neonskull, I appreciate your kind words!

    Thank you for following my journey karupoiss, I do agree with you on the length of the sales funnel. I am weary of how long I can grasp the attention of the audience before they begin leaving. To resolve this issue, I will be purchasing a heatmap plugin that also monitors the visitors viewing experience in a video. I will be able to watch exactly how my visitor's viewing experience is and will have to adjust accordingly, the current sales funnel is merely a draft idea.

    Anyhow, today will be Day 1 of my Journey. I will post an update in a few hours, after I complete some work! Wish me luck!

    DAY 1 Commencement:
    Today I will be working on the Amateur Blog/Personal Journey.

    I have started the page for Week 1 so I intend on completing it today.
    After completing Week 1, I will begin working on Week 2, and so forth.

    I will give an update on the end of my Internet Marketing Work Day

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    21 Days to Create a Habit. 
    
    Habit Creates Character[/SIZE][/COLOR]
    And the Quote of The Day:
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    [SIZE=5][COLOR=#ffff00][FONT=Helvetica Neue]Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal 
    
    - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]

     
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    Day 1 Completion:
    Today went fairly well, I did not accomplish as much as I intended to accomplish but progress is progress nonetheless.

    I completed my Week 1 page and I am confident in my funnel so far.

    Back to work tomorrow!

    TO DO:
    - Complete Week 2 Research and Post.
    - Complete Week 3 Research and Post.
    - Complete Week 4 Research and Post.
    - Create and Complete Review Site.
    - Add E-Mail Opt-In to Journey and Review.
    - Create Drip Feed Campaign for Email Campaign.
    - Add Disqus and add fake comments to personal blog.
    - Add Disqus and add fake comments on review site.

    Code:
    [COLOR=#00ffff][SIZE=5]20 Days to Create a Habit. 
    
    Habit Creates Character[/SIZE][/COLOR]
     
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    DAY 1 RECAP AND BREAKDOWN:
    I will be continuing to work on the Amateur Blog/Personal Journey portion of my sales funnel today.

    As you've read, I've completed the Introduction and Week 1 which now leaves me with weeks 2,3, and 4.

    Yesterday, I "acquired" and installed Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking, so hopefully it will increase my productivity.

    I do want to point out a few things that I did for my Week 1 page though before I begin my day.

    Between every 3-5 sentences, I have a clip art illustration to throw off the big block of text. My post ended up being roughly 500 words, it is using a header 5 as the text (like I said, COMPLETELY AMATEUR LOOKING PAGE).

    I made sure to thank those who have followed me on the blog, and emailed me in support of what I was doing. and I also made sure to REMIND THEM TO READ THE NEXT POST! I don't want to scare them away so I am keeping my posts fairly short and to the point. I made sure to let them know that IF THEY READ NEXT WEEKS POST, I WILL BE POSTING EXERCISES AND MY PROGRESS. This makes the reader curious, they want to find a solution and they want to see how far I've come in finding my solution.

    DAY 2 COMMENCEMENT:
    As I stated above, I have installed Naturally Speaking and am hoping that it assists me in having a more productive day. My goal for the day is to complete my WEEK 2 page and my stretch goal will be to complete my Week 3 page as well.

    Week 2 Page:
    While I work on this page, I will need to find some YouTube videos to embed on the blog that portray different exercises that a person can do to relieve the problem they are having. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO YOUR VISITORS! If they see that you are legitimately helping them, they will more than likely end up buying just for the convenience of having all of the information in one easy to find place.

    I will be finding exercises for 2 of my sub-niches to post on the page, I will explain why I believe they will be helpful, and I will also give them an update as to how my results are looking thus far.

    Talk you all soon!

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    [COLOR=#00ffff][SIZE=5]19 Days to Create a Habit. 
    
    Habit Creates Character[/SIZE][/COLOR]

    QUOTE OF THE DAY:

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    [COLOR=#ffff00][SIZE=6][FONT=Helvetica Neue]Gold medals aren't really made of gold. 
    
    They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
    
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  18. blackice6666

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    You know meathead1234 is a master of his method. He must have set a Google Alert with his nickname and got the first post ;)


    I wish you best of luck Souljerr! Your first post is so motivational, falling and rising but you never stop chasing your dreams. Wish you all the best mate!
     
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    First off, I would like to apologize for my absence over the last two days. I was bombarded with school work, business work, and other distractions. I would like to say now, that there may be minor absences and spotty updates but I will never give up on this journey. I have set it in my mind that Internet Marketing is my passion and will be my career. Unfortunately, throughout the time being; I have other obligations that I must tend to whilst conducting this journey. I am too determined to allow myself to quit, I have endured one hell of a life and have been capable of forever withstanding a relentless ambition.

    With that being said,

    DAY 2 End:

    First off, my goal for day two was to work on the amateur blog/personal journey portion of the project, and it was to complete the page labeled "week two". Unfortunately I was not able to complete the entire page, but I made substantial progress with it; all that remains is approximately another 2 to 3 paragraphs.
    On my week two page, I begin to introduce the visitor to exercises and information that will genuinely assist them with their problem. In the beginning of the article, I emphasize on the lack of availability online for my topic; outside of the product from using. I ensure the visitor that the information within the product is rare, I portray it as though I have been using the product and searched for similarities on various websites in order to provide them with valuable information and knowledge.
    I use a header three font to enhance the visibility of my sub niches, which each will entail information as to how performing this exercise will affect the person's body which in turn increases the odds of the person relieving their issue.

    The information is formatted as such:
    - header of sub niche
    - small paragraph explaining how it affects the body and resolves the issue
    - explain why I think it resolves the issue
    - embed video of random tutorial of an exercise within the sub niche

    I made sure to stuff the article with related keywords, and I always related to the visitor by using terms such as "you", "our", "your".
    I will also capitalize on the opportunity to obtain email opt ins by providing my visitors with an e-book about the issue that they're experiencing. I figure if I introduce this early on and continue to do so, I could build a highly targeted email list without sounding too pushy.
    I try to always show my gratitude towards my readers and I always say hello and goodbye. I also make it a point to inform the reader that I will be providing more useful information such as exercises and my progress on next week's post.

    DAY 3 Report:
    due to work and school, there was no day three. I do feel the need to update base on a daily basis in order to stay determined, so even if I do not perform any activities on specific day; I will continue to give a daily update. I believe that this will assist me and thinking in a progress oriented manner.

    I would like to thank all those who are viewing my journey and I would like to thank all those who have wished me luck and are following my journey. It truly is inspirational to know that I have a support group until the very end.

    I hope that the information that I provide within my journey is informational and will one day be able to be viewed as valuable expe
    rience and knowledge that may alter the lives of others for the better.
     
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  20. Souljerr

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    LOL, you have a great point! I didn't even think of that but he probably does have a Google Alert setup for his alias! What can ya say, the man is a genius!

    I would also like to thank you for your generous comments. I appreciate your support more than you know!