Journey to Stress-Free Life - Building an Authority Website

H1ghSky

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Hey,
I’ve been following your journey and was impressed by your results, you’re doing an amazing job man, keep going!

Since you said you were outsourcing content, I was curious how you find writers that fit your writing goals. Where do you find these writers and how do you negotiate the price with them(flat rate per article or price per word?)
 

mentolinho

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Hey,
I’ve been following your journey and was impressed by your results, you’re doing an amazing job man, keep going!

Since you said you were outsourcing content, I was curious how you find writers that fit your writing goals. Where do you find these writers and how do you negotiate the price with them(flat rate per article or price per word?)
Thanks for the warm words!

My topics are easy and interesting, so finding writers is not that hard, but finding a high-quality budget article writer is very hard. I tend to hire people not from the USA, for example, people from the Philippines, Balkans, and countries like that. People seem to underestimate their English abilities, especially the Balkan people, but they're really great, so there's a hidden tip for you :) I find the writers through freelancing platforms such as Fiverr, Upwork, Peopleperhour, and I also had luck finding writers through Facebook groups and Reddit.
good journey, your site will be big authority very soon
Thank you! That's the plan!
 

Bhikku

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Intresting - can you share the plugins you use @ your homepage?
 

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I was curious if you were willing to tell us which (if any) link-building services you've used that you believe brought good results.
 

mentolinho

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Intresting - can you share the plugins you use @ your homepage?
Sure, here you go :) Nothing special and out of the ordinary
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I was curious if you were willing to tell us which (if any) link-building services you've used that you believe brought good results.
I haven't used link-building services from BHW that much for this site. I just did some forum links from Crowdo, and some Web 2.0's. The rest of the links were through my manual outreach and guest posts, and I believe they're the main reason for the results I'm seeing right now.
 

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Weekly update

Last week has been a pretty positive week. The site has beaten the previous record in terms of users in one day. So, right now, the record is 864 users in one day! I'm getting very close to being accepted into Adthrive/Mediavine, which is my main goal for this site.
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- There are currently 242 published articles on the site.
- My writers have been a bit more active last week, so I've scheduled around ten new articles on the site. I'm now covered with content until the 2nd of August.
- I haven't done a SINGLE THING this weekend. I went to the beach three days in a row and was just chilling with my friends. I have to admit that this has done a lovely reset on my brain :) Anyways, I've also told my two clients not to contact me during the weekends anymore as I've decided that I'll NOT be working during them anymore.
- I bought four guest posts last week on four good-enough sites. I negotiated very well, so I've got four excellent guest posts for $240 in total.

That's it for the last week's update. Stay tuned, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them! :) Cheers!
 

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I find that running websites is never stress-free. I compulsively check on them 365 days / year (there's never a day off) and I wake up every morning stressed that something will be broken. When things do break the pressure of fixing them ASAP is pretty brutal.

it doesn't give you the sense of inescapable existential dread that normal jobs do, but its still stressful.
 

mentolinho

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I find that running websites is never stress-free. I compulsively check on them 365 days / year (there's never a day off) and I wake up every morning stressed that something will be broken. When things do break the pressure of fixing them ASAP is pretty brutal.

it doesn't give you the sense of inescapable existential dread that normal jobs do, but its still stressful.
It definitely is stressful, and it's not for everyone. As I've said earlier in the thread, I'd much rather make $1K per month from my own business than working 9-5 for someone and having a $2K per month. It's just how I am, and I know that not everybody is like that. I just can't stand the thought of working for someone else, I tried that before, and I hated every single day when I was hustling for somebody else. They never appreciate the work you put in. This is probably because my parents also have their own business, so I come from a sort of "Entrepreneurial" family -- they have a small business, don't think that they make millions, but I think you get my point.

I was also checking my Analytics and statistics multiple times per day when I first entered this SEO world, but nowadays, I just check it in the morning and check the earnings from the previous day in the afternoon. That's it. It's still stressful when I see a 2% drop in traffic compared to the last week, but I love this shit. I'm always looking for ways to improve the site, content, and backlinks. I absolutely LOVE this GAME.

By the way, here's what I meant when I put the stress-free life in the title of this thread. My main website makes around $10K-$13K per month; I made this journey, and this site, to cover my living expenses, so I don't have to touch the earnings from my main site. I want this site to completely cover the food, the possible rent of an apartment when I change locations or when I'm traveling, and so on. I hope you got what I meant to say, I'm typing on my mobile phone, so I'm not sure if I completely expressed my thoughts.

Good luck mate!!
Thanks a lot!
 
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