$100 a day seems to be the benchmark

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  1. markreed757

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    A little about myself

    I have been a member here since may of 2010.

    During that time I have been reading and making failed attempt after failed attempt. In the process I lost my job and went into a deep depression. My wife divorced me to be with another man and I was only able to see my kids every other weekend. To top it off I reached 400 pounds. What a bummer!

    I truly hit rock bottom. I needed to pick myself up and do something about it. The first thing I did was only blame myself. I realize when you blame others you are only masking what the real problem is. TO make a long story short here is my current situation.

    I have a job working for my ex-father-in-law

    I am back with my ex-wife and enjoying her and my kids

    I lost 60 pounds although I gained 20 back since being back with my ex-wife (spring will be here and it will drop again like crazy)

    I am back to building websites



    Now for my IM journey

    I started looking for ways to make money online and dabbled with this and that throughout the years. I became a little more serious about it in 2009 when I was laid off my job. I gave it a half assed attempt the last three years. Now I am ready to give it a go the right way.

    I realized all the jumping around was no good for me. I needed a firm action plan. Now I have a short term plan and long term plan.


    My short term goal and why I picked it

    Niche websites

    I am going to be building niche websites with either adsense, amazon, or clickbank products on it. I am also in the process of developing my own SEO service website. I plan on using this to generate some instant income while the niche websites will generate long term income.

    I picked this method since it seems to be something I really can do and I have proof I have been building websites for my ex-father-in-law and he let me put my adsense account on his sites. I am not making much from them, but I am getting at least a few cents a day. In fact I calculated it and it is an average of 87 cents a day. Sure that is nothing to write home about, but it tells me this is a doable system. Oh yeah that was 87 cents a day on a couple of poorly optimized sites and piss poor keyword research. Now I am working on building 1 site a day if I can or at least 1 site in two days. Each site will have 5-10 pages of content on it. I want to be completely random. I am building content using IAW combined with TBS. With those two software's I can create a 500 word article that is unique in about 5 to 10 mins. Then I post it to my site and optimize it in another 5 mins. I also make one super spun article for AMR. I also have proxy goblin and captcha sniper. I figure with these tools I should be able to create and back link a site in one day.

    Once I start earning about 10 to 20 dollars per day I will work on my SEO services site. I hope to offer keyword research, article creation, backlinks, and build websites for others as well. I just want to make sure I have the process down before I offer such service.

    Long term goal

    I will start to use flippa to multiply my earnings. I should be able to sell my lower earning niche sites for a decent profit. Then I will sell my SEO services website with all the customers and tell how I do everything on there to make things run smoothly. I will then turn to creating WSO's and expect it to be found here for free.


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    This is completely a side note. I am thinking about creating a how to do keyword research for free e-book. I have bought a few different software packages and downloaded a couple from here and read countless e-books on the subject. Now I finely cracked the code on how to do effective keyword research and retrieve EMD for the newly found keyword. I used to spend hours and find nothing. Now I can find something in a few mins. I have a process I follow and it helps me find these golden little nuggets.

    Here is one little hint. Most people look for at least 1000 local searches a month and at least $1 cpc. Let us assume 1% click on your ad. Adsense pays about 68% which means you would earn about $6.80 in one month. (good thing we can rank for more then one keyword in the search engines) Now lets say we filtered out anything lower then a dollar. I came along and put the filter for anything above .50 cents cpc. I find a keyword with 5k searches a month with .53 cents per click. according to my calculations with the above example I would make 18.02. That is almost 3 times as much as the minimum requirement most people have.

    Of course other factors take place such as ranking the same page on multiple keywords. Plus, ad placement for different click through rates. My point is not to follow the heard unless you want to follow them to the slaughter house.




     
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    Hey Mark,

    Great to see you're getting back into it (and that you're back with your family). Goals look good (you can certainly make some good immediate cash selling SEO services.)

    One thing I would say is your idea of building an entire sites backlinks in one day with AMR. Even more-so since Panda I've experienced better results when I pay attention to link velocity and diversity. SEO is full of disagreements however and if you're getting results with an AMR blast then obviously stick with it. Just something to keep in mind if you're struggling to rank them though.

    Mind if I ask how you're finding proxy goblin? I've been trying to pick between that and... that other tool I can't remember the name of it but it's a direct competitor. Have you used it with Twitter at all? I used the alternative to create about a hundred Twitter accounts and still around 70 of them are active a few months later. I think it was more expensive than proxy goblin though.

    Anyway,

    Best of luck and I'll be following.
     
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    I wish you sweet success! :) Keep at it and you'll be making that dough in no time ;)
     
  4. markreed757

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    Even though I have been learning about internet marketing, building websites, and all the other things that has to do with this business for about 3 years. I really only just now started to test things for myself. I know you have been solid testing and tweaking for about 2 years now. Congrats by the way.

    I am just now learning how to use these tools. I bought proxy goblin and captcha sniper to help cut costs on captcha solving and private proxies. As far as proxy goblin goes. I set it up and it deposits fresh proxies into a folder I have it set up to go to. Then it starts over after a pre determined time as long as I keep my computer running. Of course these proxies are automatically found from its pre-loaded proxy lists. I know I can add my own lists and I am going to figure out how once I get a little more organized. I think once I do that I will have better lists. Out of the ones they found for me I had 289 they found and when I tested them in scrapebox. I only ended up with 12 good ones. Then I was not sure what I wanted to do with them and they went bad after a while.

    Right now I am just in the process of learning how top do everything. Although I was thinking of selling simple downloadable items on fiverr for some extra cash. Like I seen someone was selling AMR lists for 5 bucks. Heck if I gathered up all the lists I could find and scrape some more up with scrapebox and run them through AMR to see the 100% working ones. I am sure I could sell a few of those packages.

    As of my progress

    I spent most of the time learning how to use AMR and setting up PG and CS. Although I did manage to start another site. I have the clickbump theme with the jumpstart pro plugin. I just upload the plugin and all of my settings are in place. I figured out how to tweak the plugin to my liking. Now instead of me spending an hour setting it up wordpress. I just up load that plug in and let it do it for me. You can even have all the regular plugins you use be automatically uploaded in there.

    As far as my content strategy. I think I am going to rethink things. I went back and looked at my work and it was pretty much unreadable. I will tweak it until I can come up with something decent. I am thinking about switching sentences around that are related and that should be fast and still be easy on the eyes. Eventually I want to be able to pretty much create a site a day five days a week. Of course change my backlink pattern. Foir now I will stick to article marketing and see how it turns out. Test test test then tweak is my new thing instead of read read read and do nothing.

    I sure hope you hit and maintain you 100 a day soon.
     
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    I spent a good amount of the day learning how and testing AMR.

    I did manage to start another new niche site. Total niche sites are up to 3. I hope to start getting 5 a week with in the next few weeks.

    I hope to have that 100 dollar payout from google after this month. I am working on getting at least 100 dollars a month from google real soon. As long as I can keep building these sites.
     
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    Today pretty much was a waste. First I was running my software and made my computer freeze. I figure I just need to not run soo many at one time. Lesson learned. Now I am going to try and build a site every other day not to put soo much into one day. Then again I could go for building more then one at a time.

    I decided to: document what I have spent -vs- what I have made

    I did have some software prior to starting this venture. Plus I had a couple domains as well before starting over but I will include all cost. I want to see when and how long it took me to turn a profit.

    -$243 for software: I am planning to buy bookmarking demon as well before I profit. I know you do not need software to start with, but I wanted to be fair in this evaluation. I also do have u-bot, but do not really know how to use it and want to just get to work. That is why I did not include that one in my cost.

    -$102 Domains: I really paid less then this for 7 domains, but figured I would say $10 a domain since that is a normal price.

    -$10 a month total paid for 3 months = -$30 hosting: I am using a reseller account which I sure do wish I knew about when I very first started messing with domains. I have an account that should allow me to get 35 sites up on one account. Then I will upgrade to $20 a month. I did buy hosting prior to this but I am only counting the last three months. I had an issue with hostgator where I thought I cancelled their hosting and they charged me $119 before I could host with them again. I have since cancelled their service but did make up for the money I owed.

    -$5 Outsourcing: I only bought one backlink package to test so far but I do plan on buying content for my site.

    Total cost so far = -$392

    Ok now for my current income it is broke up into different sections as well since, I am making it a couple different ways.

    $98 Adsense income: This is my account since oct 2009. I only really started making consistent income on a daily basis the last 3 months. Since then I am getting really close to $1 a day. Plus, as you can see I am close to my first pay out. YIPEE

    $1200 Building websites for my father-in-law: This has been a bonus since he is allowing me to build these sites learn how to improve and place my adsense ads on his sites.

    Profit of $906 The problem is I want to have the majority of my earning come from adsense not working for others. Although the work I am doing for my father-in-law is helping me to supply my daily needs.

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    Now my father-in-law hired me to deliver his product and build his websites. I get $300 a week for this so I am not sure if I should count that as online income or not. I am working online and offline for it. Although I have had 2 other potential clients call me to build sites for them without me going out and looking for more clients.
     
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    My numbers were a little off I forgot to add that I bought the clickbump plugin. 97 bucks. It is a cool plugin that of course I found a download link after I paid for it. Oh well I still think it is a kick but plugin.
     
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    Been a slow couple of days. I got a little side tracked due to figuring out how to do better keyword research and I am pretty sure I have it down now. I really do not want to say how I am doing the research now 1. I just figured it out and it may still have a glitch in my technique that I was not aware of. (seems to happen a lot. 2. If it does work I do not want to shoot myself in the foot.

    I did create a fiverr gig to start selling easy to rank EMD's. Plus, I will throw up a sales thread on one of these IM forums.

    I guess my new job is watch the sales threads and build some of my own with the cash I get from the threads.
     
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    I started on another site since it looked like a promising one. I have 10 sites now. 1 of them is the one I plan on putting my SEO services on. Funny I put the name into google and I am number one without and extra work, but that was not the interesting part. I seen there was two companies with the same name. Only I own the domain name. I was thinking of contacting them to see if they would want the domain name for a price of course.

    Today I plan on adding content to my sites and tomorrow will be an AMR day.
     
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    I got my first sale the other day and kind of got me side tracked on my ultimate goal of building long term income. Now I know I need to take time to build my long term income and time to build my short term income and also time with my family.

    I outsourced some work and found a great gig to get my articles from. I will continue to use them for a good amount of my article needs.
     
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    I had a great idea on a product the other day and I am now in the process of working on it. I am guessing it will take me about 4 to 6 months to complete this if I really push it. I am guessing it will take closer to a year to complete. of course my main focus is the niche websites since this will be long term income.
     
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    Do you see how fast you are already shifting your focus? Mark stick with it man, you are already thinking and working on something else in your head. You can do it but stay persistent bro.
     
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    Thanks man!!! I think with this other project it kind of goes along with I am doing with niche websites.

    Let me take a little to explain without giving too much away.

    See I am just now getting back with my family and I was pretty much divorced for spending too much time on the computer. Sure I am trying to better my life and my families life, but really when i took a step back to look at it I really was not being better for my family the last three weeks or so. Plus in spending too much time on the computer I really was not getting much accomplished with my family or business.

    Last night I came up with a plan I have thinking about doing and it allows me to spend time on both family and business. Plus I seem to be getting more done on my business then when I was spending all my time on that.

    With my new approach I am able to do a whole lot more and take care of all the aspects in my life.

    By the way once I get done with this project. I will release it here first. Then hopefully post it was a WSO and everywhere else I can.
     
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    Any updates?

    2nd line 2nd line 2nd line
     
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    I only get to work online for about 1 to 2 hours a day. I have been aking the most out of each session I have, Kind of why I have not been updating here.

    The project I have been working on now is building a website that offers SEO services. I then in turn will build a clone of my site and sell it on Flippa. I will help the new buyer get customers by sending him an e-book I create about getting customers. Of course their provider will be me. This way I will get paid from them with the initial sale then get paid with the sales they create.

    Since, I have been working on this project which has been a week now I have not had time to work on my niche sites. I think I may just start outsourcing my niche site just to keep building both.

    Oh I will be getting my first google check.
     
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    The other thing is this project I am working on now I feel has the potential to earn me a lot of cash daily once it is set up. The set up is what is going to take me a while since I only have 1 to 20 hours 5 days a week to work on it.
     
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    Just a question - how are you going to be able to handle SEO clients with only an hour a day to work?
     
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    Outsource the work. I am searching for popular services then I offer them on my site for a slight mark up.
     
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    Today I decided to start splitting my time between the niche website building and the other project I am working on. If I did not love my kids so much I would say forget it and spend all the time I need to grow my online business, but their mom hates internet marketing with a passion and hates to even see me on here for a second.
     
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    Finished one of my first niche sites. I delayed it due to thinking it was not good enough. Now I figured I may as well finish my personal process on all of my sites in order to figure everything out that I am doing. I did take a break on my service offering website since I really want my niche website to make my long term income.

    On a good note I made 4 bucks in adsense income yesterday.
     

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