[Journey] How I'm Creating a Six-Figure Affiliate Marketing and Ads Business

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Now that I've (successfully) established a big SEO community in a major city in South East Asia, I hoped that you would come down to join us in the near future. ;) Had no idea you had a family.

It's been a pleasure to follow your journey and I'll keep following this one. Despite only being on BHW twice per month, I very often see your journey on the first page. Your way of writing inspires people. Well...your results inspire people even more. You're one of the few ( ;) ) active users who earn more money on affiliate/SEO websites than me on BHW.

Anyway mate. Everything comes to an end. Please make this journey as specific, precise and open as you can. Loads of people deserve to get a share of your knowledge.

And just like both you and me know: only those of us who put in the super hard work will succeed. And in the end, that will only be 1% of us anyway. But your knowledge is regardless equal to gold. :) Happy for you to extend your family!
 

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wish you best of luck! sounds like an interesting journey and awesome goals!
 

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Update #1 - Day 1

Sup guys and ladies,

The purpose of this update is to further explain more details of the journey.

As mentioned in the OP, I don't have all the answers tbh but I do know my goals and I'm well-versed in the methods of attaining them over the time span. What I do know and will share right now is the tools and assets I've got that I'll be utilizing over the course of the journey.

For those of you that might be beginners or plan to go on a similar path or start your affiliate marketing endeavors, this might be helpful when you compare yourself and progress.

So let's start first with some of my skillsets:
  1. I've done plenty of BH methods and acquired techniques and ideas that have given me insights into ways to "Think Outside The Box" which I found vital to my current success.
    • The ability to think outside the box and reverse engineer everything even the minor things can be all you need to make a major breakthrough. I'd say it is one of the key things that led to my understanding of SEO and that without "Traffic" nothing else matters. So figure out ways to find "traffic."
  2. I've built 2 drop shipping businesses that ended up generating 6 figure sales revenue "not profit."
    • This knowledge and experience helped with my 9-5 job and is something I've been developing over the years and up to this point, I've spent more than $500k buying ads. I'll eventually be using this to my advantage in the business by getting clients further down the line to do their digital marketing for them. (Keep in mind that I'm an introvert so there's only a 10% chance I might go through with this.)
  3. I've built hundreds of MNS and parasite sites and landing pages to promote CPA and Clickbank offers.
    • With this knowledge, I've gotten a hang of creating visually appealing landing pages and websites that look well put together. I've gotten a good grasp on CRO.
  4. I've written thousands of articles manually over many hours, niches, topics, and keywords.
    • This experience has helped me to write better than most people that claim to be native writers. However, sometimes you don't need excellent quality articles so not all my articles are perfectly written. With that in mind, I'm able to produce a 1k word article in under an hour and a 2k word article in about 1hr and 45 minutes regardless of the topic.
  5. I studied computer science in university but dropped out.
    • This means I've got a bit of programming and coding skills(unnecessary but a useful skillset nonetheless).
  6. I've built up two sites that have gotten six-figure valuation over the last two years since I've started affiliate marketing. Three in total that I actually worked on and each made it more than $5k/month during their peak periods.
    • I'm now confident in the methodologies of building a site from scratch and also building on expired domains. I've also done 301 redirects with good success. Plus, I have capital and passive income so I don't have any pressure to start earning now.
  7. I know a bit of photoshop skills.
    • This will help with making images and also guide my employees in the future into designing whatever I want or photoshopping different things. (I have one graphic designer working with me through my 9-5 and I might hire him in the future.)
  8. I'm a firm believer in the adapt or die principle.
    • So I'm always looking at and willing to welcome new changes and looking for ways to take advantage of them instead of seeing it as the end of the world. This includes adopting AI into writing, search engine changes, affiliate review changes, videos, and whatever else may come up.
  9. I'm very passionate about data analytics.
    • This allows me to spend hours on end browsing keywords and looking for opportunities, analyzing competitors, niches, affiliate programs, and products.
  10. The last and most important skills that I've developed are dedication and discipline.
    • Without these, you will never get anything done or manage to see a site completed. SEO is not a get-rich-quick method, there are opportunities but even the best ones will require months to generate any good returns. So I've worked hard and plan to keep working hard regardless of the fact that I don't need to work as hard. Neither do I buy into the Work Smart, not Hard mentality. I believe in Working Smart and Hard.
With all the above information, there are plenty of things to take away especially for beginners.

When I just started IM I saw plenty of people making hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars each day. This led me into thinking that it's easy because I firmly believe that if they can do it then so can I. But I couldn't have been more wrong.

You'll likely be wrong too and won't realize it until you have built a site and see that it actually takes longer than you thought to make it to even $1k/month.


What most people NEVER realize is that the successful few typically have a long list of skills that they've mastered over years. And most importantly they stuck with it long enough to get somewhere.

So for me, it's all pretty easy since I've done the groundwork over the years and I'm just implementing.

Hopefully, this update will weed out a few people looking for a quick break.

Following.

I expect even better journey that your previous ones :) Good luck!
Hopefully, it will be. There will be lots to discuss.
I don't think you'll stop having time for this forum, you seem to love this place :D

I think there will be moments when you'll have to step in, even if rarely.
Yea, I've been around here for years and might still be well into the future. As for the job I think I'll likely have to step in every now and then. But I don't want to be one of those that are financially free from a job but then go out and create a job for themselves to become their own slave.
Wish you the best for your journey.

How you select these affiliate niches? any process or any informative sites/resourceful links you are following to do this. If yes kindly share it with me. I love to gain the knowledge.
It will be discussed in future updates.
Hey Bloooop, good luck with this one! Just two questions:
1. Have you kept the website from your previous journey, or have you sold it, to have more cash for new sites?
2. What do you plan to do with all your free time once you retire in 2 years? :D
Hey man,

1. I kept the other six-figure site that I planned to sell. I'm planning to keep it and use the cash flow from it to speed things along instead of touching my reserves.
2. I plan to keep working just not in the way I am doing it now. Almost in a similar way that you are doing it right now, just looking for other opportunities outside of IM while maintaining IM ventures.

Will be sharing my portfolio of sites and plans for them in the next update. So for all interested lookout for the next one.
Now that I've (successfully) established a big SEO community in a major city in South East Asia, I hoped that you would come down to join us in the near future. ;) Had no idea you had a family.

It's been a pleasure to follow your journey and I'll keep following this one. Despite only being on BHW twice per month, I very often see your journey on the first page. Your way of writing inspires people. Well...your results inspire people even more. You're one of the few ( ;) ) active users who earn more money on affiliate/SEO websites than me on BHW.

Anyway mate. Everything comes to an end. Please make this journey as specific, precise and open as you can. Loads of people deserve to get a share of your knowledge.

And just like both you and me know: only those of us who put in the super hard work will succeed. And in the end, that will only be 1% of us anyway. But your knowledge is regardless equal to gold. :) Happy for you to extend your family!

Hey, we should definitely link up on skype or other places. I'm down to network with like-minded people that don't put in the work and won't just bombard me with questions and you are one of those few.

For this journey, I'll share as much as possible and be as transparent as possible. However, some things are my core secrets and other things are secrets that were shared with me by a good friend so those won't ever be mentioned. So my hands are tied in how transparent I can be.

That said, I will be very transparent with everything that is logical to share such as the broad niche categories, certain tips, and processes.

So for future people that might stumble on the journey, expect some information but not all my secrets.
 

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Update Day 2 - Talking Assets & Expenses

Ok, so the next step is talking about assets and expenses. I'm not going to go into too much detail here, but it's important that I put this down so I know what's up with my business going forward.

You can also use it as a gauge to assess whether or not the costs for doing affiliate marketing and ads sites are viable for you. Some of my expenses can be reduced but for now, I'm leaving it just for tax purposes.

Business Assets: Currently Earning $4100/$42,500 Portfolio Earning Potential

12 Domains: 6 Affiliate Names & 5 Info Site Names + 1 Business Brand Name

Affiliate Site Metrics

Aff Site 1: BBO
  • Site Age - 2 Years
  • Domain Type - Expired
  • Affiliate Articles - 125
  • Info Articles - 56
  • DR - 30+
  • Monthly Traffic: ~30k+ (ahrefs)
  • Site Earnings: ~$3,000 - $4,100/ month
  • Site Potential: $9000
  • Status - Live
Aff Site 2: PJS
  • Site Age - 3 Years
  • Domain Type - New Domain
  • Affiliate Articles - 41
  • Info Articles - 15
  • DR - 12+
  • Monthly Traffic: ~1.4k+ (ahrefs)
  • Site Earnings: ~$0 - $1,200/ month
  • Site Potential: $3000
  • Status - Live
Aff Site 3: SEW
  • Site Age - 2 Years
  • Domain Type - New Domain
  • Affiliate Articles - 0
  • Info Articles - 67
  • DR - 0
  • Monthly Traffic: ~1.3k+ (ahrefs)
  • Site Earnings: ~$0/ month
  • Site Potential: $4500
  • Status - Live
Aff Site 4: CRG
  • Site Age - 1 Year
  • Domain Type - Expired
  • Affiliate Articles - 16
  • Info Articles - 0
  • DR - 3.2+
  • Monthly Traffic: ~2 (ahrefs)
  • Site Earnings: ~$0/ month
  • Status - Live
Aff Site 5: KNS
  • Incomplete/Not set up
Aff Site 6: GFE
  • Incomplete

Display Ads Site Metrics

Ad Site 1: TKK
  • Site Age - 5 Months
  • Domain Type - New Domain
  • Affiliate Articles - 0
  • Info Articles - 130
  • DR - 0
  • Monthly Traffic: ~13 (ahrefs)
  • Site Earnings: ~$0/ month
  • Site Potential: ~$10k+
  • Articles Required for Full Potential: 900
  • Status - Live
Ad Site 2: CFM - Not set up
  • Site Age - 1 Month
  • Domain Type - New Domain
  • Affiliate Articles - 0
  • Info Articles - 130
  • DR - 0
  • Monthly Traffic: ~13 (ahrefs)
  • Site Earnings: ~$0/ month
  • Site Potential: ~$7k+
  • Articles Required for Full Potential: 120+
  • Status - Hosted Not Set Up
Ad Site 3: GTN - Not set up
  • Site Age - 1 Month
  • Domain Type - New Domain
  • Affiliate Articles - 0
  • Info Articles - 0
  • DR - 0
  • Monthly Traffic: 0 (ahrefs)
  • Site Earnings: ~$0/ month
  • Site Potential: ~$3k+
  • Articles Required for Full Potential: 230
  • Status - Hosted Not Set Up
Ad Site 4: RU - Not set up
  • Site Age - 1 Month
  • Domain Type - New Domain
  • Affiliate Articles - 0
  • Info Articles - 0
  • DR - 0
  • Monthly Traffic: ~0 (ahrefs)
  • Site Earnings: ~$0/ month
  • Site Potential: ~$4k+
  • Articles Required for Full Potential: 450
  • Status - Hosted Not Set Up
Ad Site 5: BSF - Not set up
  • Site Age - 1 Month
  • Domain Type - New Domain
  • Affiliate Articles - 0
  • Info Articles - 0
  • DR - 0
  • Monthly Traffic: ~0 (ahrefs)
  • Site Earnings: ~$0/ month
  • Site Potential: ~$2k+
  • Articles Required for Full Potential: 30
  • Status - Hosted Not Set Up
As you can see from the number of sites it's a shit load of work and it's not a quick journey by any means. It's also impossible to complete by myself no matter how great I think I am.

That's where hiring staff to complete it will come in handy. But I'll be completing two of the sites above by myself before taking on staff. Or based on my calculations I should be able to complete 90% of one site that will be my main focus for this quarter.

That's the site TKK that I started working on last year in my other journey. I'll also be changing my approach and will be trying to incorporate AI writing and also buying an expired domain and sending it to this site.

Business Expenses: ~$350/month

  1. Domain Name Renewal: ~$15/ domain per year
  2. Ahrefs: $99.00
  3. Jasper.AI: 99.00
  4. Nitropack: $32.00
  5. WPX Hosting x2: $500 /year
  6. Namecheap Hosting: 57.88 /year
  7. Grammarly: $139.95 /year
  8. Spotify: 5.99 USD
  9. Elementor: 199.00 /year
  10. Ultimate Addons for Elementor: $48.30 /year
  11. Essential Addons for Elementor: $79.98 /year
  12. Coggle Mindmap: $4.99
  13. Serprobot: $4.99
  14. GoDaddy Auctions Membership: $4.99
  15. Pomodone Time Management: €15.00/Quarter
The expenses for this journey are currently ~$350/month and I'm already making more than enough to cover the business expenses. However, I also need to subtract $1800 from my monthly earnings of $4000.

So at the end of a given month, I'm only left with $1,850 if things remain at the same monthly earnings.

At this point, I can do two things with the cash flow. I can either reinvest it into articles that will be added to the articles I'll be writing manually.

I'll be producing at least 3 articles per day for 5 days each week. So that will work out to about 60 articles/month.

If I spend the $1850, I should be able to buy another 60 articles at $30/1000 words.

So each month I should be able to add 120 articles to the site I'm working on each month. That would work out to about 360 articles in 3 months. At that point, I should have a site that should earn $1k per month 8 months later.

That's how it will be for the first quarter at the shortest and into the second quarter at the longest.

After that, I'll move on to actually starting the business if my cash flow remains stable or increases.

With $1850, I can hire 3 full-time staff to write articles for me. If they can only complete 1 article a day I'd say I'm breaking even. But if I can get them each to produce 3 pieces a day that's 9/day and 45 per week or 180 per month.

For now, that's my goal to achieve before the end of the year.

Starting tomorrow, I'll begin formulating my SOPs and writing my own articles to test the SOPs. I'll also start sharing daily earnings reports and progress across different projects.

Keep in mind that I'm only working on Ad Site #1: TKK for this quarter. I'll also be doing some maintenance work on Aff Site 1: BBO to improve traffic and earnings.
 

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Update - Day 3

Officially kicking off the daily updates for the journey with the start of the new month.

As things progress, I'll be mostly transparent by sharing things I'm observing on a day to day while working on the sites. Some things might be interesting while others not so much.

Also, I have meetings for my 9-5 on Mondays and sometimes Fridays. So on those days, I might not get to accomplish much. I'll also have some days where I will be out most of the day to do checks at the doctors on my baby's progress.

-- To the update--

The first thing I do in the morning is to hit the gym for 1 hour and some minutes then drive back home. Once I'm back home, I hop on my spin bike and do 30-45 minutes of cardio then I prepare breakfast and get ready for the day of work.

By the time I'm done with all of this it's about 8-9 AM.

I don't know if you're anything like me but the first thing I check once I'm ready to start work is Analytics. The screenshot below is the analytics of the main earning site:

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Once I see the metrics in the dashboard, I'm able to get a fair assessment of the progress of the site and know when it needs work. From what I saw here, I know that this site definitely needs a bit of work to improve.

But to get the funny thing is that I'm currently ranking higher than I was during the peak periods for this site for the same terms. However, the site definitely needs a bit more work to get back about 700 #1-3 keyword positions.

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After checking ahrefs, I move over to my SERP tracker (SERPROBOT) to see the keyword movements. So far I'm doing ok from what I can tell and should definitely be getting a bit more traffic.

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So with that in mind, I've added a plan to my daily tasks that should allow me to see a gradual improvement in rankings if all things continue progressing stably.

Once I'm done checking on the core vitals IMO of the site I move on to checking the revenue made for the previous day.

Earnings For Yesterday:

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I'm also making another $10-$15 per day in revenue from other amazon geos. But those earnings aren't my main focus so I don't even check them until the end of the month.

Next on the agenda is to hop over to Mediavine and check the Ad revenue:

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Not bad. But these earnings don't even get me mildly excited. It's still better than nothing but once you get used to higher earnings, seeing these don't do anything SMH.

With that said, I think there's a lot more that I can do to squeeze some more $$ out of this site.

The first thing is checking all the AMZ affiliate links and ensuring that they are all live. I haven't logged into this site for about 7 months now so I knew that a lot of products would've been unavailable or need updating.

This task would've been pretty tedious as I would have to open about 165 pages and manually check links. But I was introduced to a nice software that will help to keep track of live links. So now I can just let it scan my site and tell me which links to go and replace. Overall, I should save at least 2-3 hours just from having this.

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In total, I have about 245 products missing that I need to go in and update. That's bad! But I can only get to it tomorrow.

Once I'm done scanning everything for that site I move on to the main site for this quarter which is TKK.

This site is built on a new domain that was launched in September and the articles were posted somewhere closer to the end of that month. I have a bit over 130 articles published on the site and it has been more than 3 months.

But I still made a mistake in the way I was building it because I saw a flashy new way to write articles. The thing with it is that I wasn't always writing about the same thing so it will take a very long time for my site to get picked up and start ranking for all the keywords.

To confirm what I'm saying here's a screenshot for the GSC first:

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From my understanding, Google's sandbox doesn't really exist. What exists is relevance, topical coverage, and authority.
  • If your site isn't relevant to cover a specific sub-niche you'll have a hard time ranking for high traffic keywords. My targetted keywords ranged from 400ms to 1500ms even though they have a KD of 1-7 and few backlinks to the pages currently ranking.
  • If you haven't covered an adequate portion of the topic you'll have a hard time ranking for certain terms until your site is aged, gains backlinks, some social signals, or enough user metrics to indicate the page deserves more visibility.
  • If your site doesn't have good user metrics, relevance in a topic, good topical coverage, interlinked content you won't be qualified as an authority.
Of the articles I've written so far for this site most of them fall short and have some issues achieving the above. So to resolve this there are only two options going forward:
  • Write enough articles that will allow Google to have enough content to crawl through and properly gauge the relevance and topical coverage of the site.
  • Write closely related articles that my site can definitely rank for as it is without gaining more authority and topical coverage.
    • To give an example, let's say my niche is earplugs; I'd need to cover enough long-tail keywords on earplugs then wait a few months. Or I can go deep in and tackle earplugs with a high noise reduction rating, cover all the topics related to earplugs with a high NRR then google should index, and start rewarding my site for the articles on NRR earplugs that are properly interlinked.
Maybe I didn't explain it properly but that's fine, I know what to do and will start implementing it going forward so we can see the results as we go.

Now that I've identified what I've been doing wrong with the content creation for this site, I move over to ahrefs to see what's up:

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Looking at that image, you can see that the site is starting to pick up keywords and traffic. So if I continued on my previous path I'd surely get to a good spot after a year or so.

But I want to do this as fast as possible so I'll need to do a combination of going after closely related terms first, covering all I can on those terms that I can rank for while also publishing as much content I can as fast as possible.

I'm planning to take this month and hopefully add about 120 articles to the site.

To achieve this, I'll need to outsource and write a good portion of articles. I'll also need to ensure that my time is being used efficiently and not being used on tasks that don't really affect the progress of the journey.

For that, I'm using the Pomodoro method and need to work for 6 hours each day. That will translate to about 12 hours of work when factoring in all the breaks that I take in between.

Here's what the tasks and time for today looked like:

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Considering that I went to do checkups with my wife today, I won't complain about the time spent. It could have been better but it just means I'll need to order a few more articles to cover the ones I missed out on.

So today I added 2 articles at 1,814 words and 1,469 words.

And that's it for the update today. I barely managed to get in any work and it's now 12:11 AM so I've only got 5 hours to sleep tonight. So until the next one.
 

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The Higher Risk, the greater the reward! I believe you can do it! look forward to your steps!
 

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(baby on the way

This is one of the best achievements in life :)
Congrats :D

TBH I had nothing to do with IM when I join this forum back in 2017. I was looking to buy some fake insta followers and I ended up in BHW.

Journeys like yours, @Kikerinka 's, @pleb1 's, and some other members that I don't remember now made me go all-in in IM.

Thank you and GL
 

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This task would've been pretty tedious as I would have to open about 165 pages and manually check links. But I was introduced to a nice software that will help to keep track of live links. So now I can just let it scan my site and tell me which links to go and replace. Overall, I should save at least 2-3 hours just from having this.
Do you mind sharing the name of this software? This is just what I need and it would save me a lot of time!
 

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Update - Day 4

Guys, sorry for missing the update yesterday as I said I would try to make daily updates. I'm really trying but smh something always comes up. Yesterday I missed the entire day of work because I had to go see the Obgyn with my wife.

So, as you can expect I did nothing. Then today I had a meeting at my 9-5.

For all these reasons, I know I'm definitely heading in the right direction cause I'm only one person and there's only so much I can do. I need employees to do my work for me.

PS. most of my updates will start with a random rant.

--- To the Update ---

I got the day started off fine with gym and cycling then started working at 9 AM. Once I got to it the first thing I went to check on was the things I was talking about in the previous update.

As mentioned in the OP, I'm more of an analyst that seeks opportunities than anything else. Or could it be that I'm just using this as an excuse to spend time doing things that don't move the needle?

Either way, I feel like my conclusion is correct after checking the ahrefs dashboard on the current project I'm working on for this quarter and seeing this:


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To you, that might be nothing major but I see it as a sign because I had been watching a few keywords closely over the last few weeks as they were on a few articles that I unknowingly implemented my new strategy on.

So I went to check on the pages that were currently ranking to see what changed that caused the traffic to double in a day and saw that it was actually an article with a few supporting articles that gives the entire set a boost in relevance.

This I believe will lead to an additional push in terms of ranking for that cluster of content.

As a result, I'm sure that working on my content map in a more organized manner is the way to go. So for the next few months, I'll be doing exactly that and have started it today by cranking out a single article of 1056 words. So now I've actually completed 5 pieces of closely related articles with 3 already being loaded on the site.

In total this batch will have about 16 pieces of content.

Some keywords are fairly difficult to rank for but some aren't and they should generate about 2-5k pageviews per month.

At the same time, I'm also wondering about how to catch up on the content I missed. I've got two problems which are cost per article and time to create.

I can pay $25 for 1000 words but I can also write a thousand words in about 35-40 minutes so IMO I don't want to pay it.

Look:

I understand that time is money 100% but these same guys I'm paying to write content for me are outsourcing the same content to an AI or some cheap writer somewhere. There's no way they are paying actual native writers to do it. Furthermore, I've got no control over TAT and the quality that I'll receive for the articles.

So while I'm quite tempted to submit some articles to be written, I know it will take anywhere from 7-21 days to get them back. Plus it will cost me $607 dollars approximately. That's more than the full-time for the month for a worker in my country with a bachelor's degree from a university.

I'd hate to pay it.

Maybe that's a downside of living in a third-world country? But I'm sure you guys from the US still outsource to Philipines and china as is the case with big tech companies.

The bottom line is that while I can afford it, I don't think it's a sustainable idea for this business model at least in my case.

So fuck it, I'll write them myself until I get my staff. But I might also bite the bullet and throw away a few thousand dollars to get things going.

Or maybe the cheap writers on BHW still have some skill or have improved their service? We'll test that too this month.

Moving on to the earnings:

Earnings for the two days missed:

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My traffic typically peaks between Saturday to Tuesday then falls off from Wednesday to Friday. So the end of the week period is usually the lowest-earning.

I also haven't touched the articles yet to update the missing products because things came up and I didn't get much work done.

But I'm hoping for a better start next week and to actually get more done and start making this journey more lively.

I'll also try to improve the writing quality of the daily updates somehow and start responding to questions the same day. I typically only hop on the forum once or twice per day. But that will change.

Thanks for the share. How much do you pay your writer?
I don't. I write all the articles myself. At least for now until I hire my own staff.
Wish you all the best with this Journey.
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This is one of the best achievements in life :)
Congrats :D

TBH I had nothing to do with IM when I join this forum back in 2017. I was looking to buy some fake insta followers and I ended up in BHW.

Journeys like yours, @Kikerinka 's, @pleb1 's, and some other members that I don't remember now made me go all-in in IM.

Thank you and GL
Thanks for the best wishes.

I've seen you around the forum and read the journeys you started too. So wishing you best wishes in your journeys too!

Guys, just a heads up that I actually scan most journeys from time to time and see all the people actually putting in the work. Good job for taking action and getting things done.
Do you mind sharing the name of this software? This is just what I need and it would save me a lot of time!
Hey, the software is called amzwatcher.

It does save time but I didn't want to share just because I'm not selling anything and don't want people to think I'm selling shit.
 

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May I know what is that 3rd party tool you integrated with todoist to track time spent on each task?
 

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Update - Day 5

I think I missed an update but it should be one of those days where I didn't work or was away from home.

So I'll just skip it altogether and continue from this journey. Keeping up with daily posting isn't easy...

One thing I'm quickly realizing even though I knew it before is that "Passive Income doesn't last forever" and that "work will never end."

Yea, you might be able to stop working for a few weeks or a month or two but any longer than that, and poverty(low earnings/no earnings) will quickly catch up to you within weeks-months.

It doesn't matter what type of site whether it's ads or affiliates. If you stop working on it things will gradually start decreasing or stagnate. It's the same with everything from your car to your health.

Continuous work is the only way to keep things going. Furthermore, continuous work is the only way to see compound growth.

--To the Update--

Started working on updating the missing products from the BTB project(expired domain project that got penalized). It's a lot harder than I thought it would be and very time-consuming.

For some products, there aren't any suitable alternatives so even though the software makes it easy to quickly search amazon I can't find anything so I just replace the image and link with a similar product but don't change the product name...

I know, doing it like that is lazy. But I really don't want to bother rewriting an entire product review.

I might add it as a task in the future for product links that break but for now, I'm not gonna waste time doing it.

Tip: To avoid having to replace so many products, consider not using any amazon plugins like AAWP. Most of my site stripe links are active but the ASIN isn't available or changed. So maybe using an image and short links is best.
Tip: You could also avoid cheap Chinese products that seem that they won't be around for long.

Before starting this task the dashboard showed:

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After completing 3 hours of updates to articles this is what it shows:

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This task took 3 hours and now on to writing content.

As usual, before starting to write any content I typically log into GSC and ahrefs to see where the site is at:


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Search traffic is still negligible so it doesn't even make sense to track it with analytics. However, this brings me to remember that I hadn't submitted the site to bing webmasters. Sometimes bing is more reliable in the early months of a site so it's always worth submitting your site there.

You'll immediately get access to duckduckgo, yahoo, bing, and some random other search engines.

I'll add it to my to-do list for future tasks or to be done tomorrow.

For ahrefs here's what's happening:

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The next thing I want to check is the indexing. I've been submitting the recent articles and pinging Google to index some old ones so let's see if anything indexed:

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It increased by 15 and it seems to be the articles that I recently wrote following my method. So I know I'm heading in the right direction even though not all 64 are being shown when I run site://https:mysite.com/

But let's keep working and see how it goes.

Articles Written: 1,360 Words, 942 words. I prepped the other articles I'm planning to write tomorrow and will start that task first instead of other things.

Earnings For Yesterday:


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The earnings over the weekend were slow and the site traffic is trending down. That shows that I really need to start working on it actively to keep the momentum.

I've been sitting around the desk from 8 AM and it's now 8:30 PM. But my tracker is only showing:

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That's actual timed work. I think some tasks that I did weren't tracked because I didn't have them in my Todoist tasks. But I guess we'll just have to take it as it is and say this is all the time I put in today.

--End of Update--

I'm trying a new way of writing my daily updates. I'm sharing my thoughts as I do each task so you can experience everything that goes into building my business. Maybe it'll be helpful to some.

May I know what is that 3rd party tool you integrated with todoist to track time spent on each task?
The tool I'm using is called Pomodone. It allows me to block websites and as you saw integrate with todoist, asana, and plenty others. There are free options out there but no integration so I just pay for the service.
 

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The tool I'm using is called Pomodone. It allows me to block websites and as you saw integrate with todoist, asana, and plenty others. There are free options out there but no integration so I just pay for the service.
Thanks. I need something like this to track time spent on completed tasks by Todoist.
 

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Update - Day 6

Got done with gym and morning tasks a bit later today. So it's now 9:52 AM.

Let's see how the day goes..

--To The Update--

Starting the day off with the same project tasks for this Quarter.

Yesterday I said the first thing I'll do is write articles but before I get into that I logged in to check revenues.

Earnings for Yesterday: $95

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Next up is checking on GSC for the project:

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So 2 new indexed pages. Don't know which two but for now seeing new indexed pages is good. I'll keep submitting old articles and adding more content.

Let's see if there's any growth to the keywords the site is ranking for:

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Not much for now but once we have more articles and I do a 301 to the site then it should take off.

On to content creation...

While I'm writing articles I'm also building an SOP so that I can have a proper format to follow. This will ensure that when I hire people I'll be able to just hand this to them with a video explanation and they should be able to quickly start cranking out content for me.

It will also be helpful when buying content as I might end up having to buy a couple of articles soon. Or at least buy articles for any day that I can't manage to write. I'll also buy articles to catch up to the monthly content creation target.

But for now, I'm writing everything myself.

Articles Written Today:
Article 1 - 1,678 words
Article 2 - 1344 words
Article 3 - 1211 words

--End of Day--

I'm pretty tired today so I might've been lazy with this update and tasks.
 

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One thing I'm quickly realizing even though I knew it before is that "Passive Income doesn't last forever" and that "work will never end."

Yea, you might be able to stop working for a few weeks or a month or two but any longer than that, and poverty(low earnings/no earnings) will quickly catch up to you within weeks-months.

It doesn't matter what type of site whether it's ads or affiliates. If you stop working on it things will gradually start decreasing or stagnate. It's the same with everything from your car to your health.

Continuous work is the only way to keep things going. Furthermore, continuous work is the only way to see compound growth.
One of the best Golden Nugget, learned this hard way but absolutely true.
 
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