Well I thought I’d better layout my plan of attack. Looking around at other blogs that are doing a similar thing to me (blogging about their journey and the things they learn along the way), many of them have gone on to interesting and amazing things. They’re now earning a fulltime income online and have become location independent.
They’ve accomplished this several ways.
- Started a blog
- Affiliate marketing
- Product creation
- Service business
One great thing about having a blog is that it’s a great place to connect with like-minded people and hook up with folks I wouldn’t have met if it wasn’t for my blog. It’s also a great way to find out things about yourself and discover more passions you have hidden away. I think the more you write, the more those things come out into the open.
Over the past few
days weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about my plan and what I’m going to have to do in order to be free of working out of necessity and be able to earn an income online. For me, time is of the essence because I don’t want to be plugging away for years struggling to get there, yet I know I’m going to have to put in the time. I’m enjoying this particular blog and writing here but I also have ‘outside interests’ which I’m working on.
I have a few other ideas I’d like to get going too, a little down the track and which I’ll share with you when the time comes.
I have three sniper blogs but I’m working on only two of these. When I started out with these snipers I wasn’t exactly a ‘niche choosing pro’ so I settled on the following
- 2012 doomsday niche (40,000 people typing my exact phrase keyword into google each month and around 13,800 competing sites)
- giving up marijuana niche (14,800 people typing my exact phrase keyword into google each month and around 8,190 competing sites)
- how to win lotto (a stupid idea which is why I dropped it)
The reason I dropped the lotto sniper was because I felt like a criminal telling people how easy it was to win lotto when I hadn’t won (the big one). Although in saying that, you don’t necessarily have to have a vaginal yeast infection before you direct people who have got it…to a product that will help them cure it.
Also, the lotto product I was promoting is a popular product on clickbank with great testimonials (and created by a fellow Kiwi) who has won numerous times, large prizes on Lotto. Here’s the link to that site in case you want to have a squizz anyway >>>> lotto sniper blog.
At the end of the day my keyword for that site “how to win in lotto” was a bit of a silly keyword to go after because the keyword “how to win lotto” gets 246,000 people typing it in to google each month and it has 944,000 competing sites. With that amount of people typing it in and the amount of competing websites I’d have a hard time ranking it anywhere near page one, with the limited knowledge I had. I went through with it because I was able to purchase the domain which had that keyword in it (howtowininlotto.com) for $11.99 USD. You live an learn…
Part of the reason I may have chosen rather silly niches to go after (although they work), is that I found it hard to find out what my passion was and what kind of topics I’d be keen writing about. I liked dogs but could I write more than 5 articles on dogs…no, probably not. I also like surfing and fishing but not to the extent where I could create a blog about it.
Doomsday 2012 seemed like the obvious choice!! I’m kidding of course but it was a niche that I have ‘some’ interest in, and people are wanting answers and are searching for information about it so I figured while I ponder my passion, I may as well get started. Over the years I had forgotten what things I enjoyed when I was younger and what hobbies or interests I had when I was younger. You get caught up in ‘life stuff’ and over time it’s pretty easy to forget about your passions and doing the things that bring you joy. I had to think long and hard about my passions because I didn’t want get stuck with doing something I had no interest or passion about, and through that process I learned a fair bit.
I have since ‘just’ created a little niche site about how to find your passion, where I blog about things I’ve learned in my passion quest. I only have one post up right now though and of course, the site is not yet built for “high conversion”, so at the moment it looks pretty basic (a nice way of saying it looks crappy). When you’re a one man band that knows nothing about CSS and the likes, you just have to do what you can do and outsource the rest.
I have written all content on my sniper blogs and built everything up myself. I’ve had to learn many things along the way, but thanks to some great products, I have managed to learn stuff I would have frowned upon when I first got started online. I never thought I’d be able to be able to build a website and get it online, create hyperlinks, make images clickable, learn all about subscribers and why you want them, then how to insert that code into your site so that a opt in box appears, learn traffic techniques and backlinking techniques plus much more!
It’s amazing what you can learn when you put your mind to it.
So the plan for me going forward is to continue with these blogs and getting them ranked on the search engines. One post that has really helped me with the ranking part is the backlinking strategy that works which you can find on Pat Flynns sweet blog called Smart Passive Income.
So going forward the plan for me is to continue on with my blogs. As I earn I will re-invest into my blogs (customize) and make them much better and continue on writing the very best content I can. It’s an ongoing journey anyway, learning things everyday. It could take a few months, it could take a year or more.
I want to create an iPhone game/apps as well when I have the money to invest in that. I have a few ideas for games and a little experience in game development. Pat Flynn has a link on Smart Passive Income to another site that sells a $97 ebook all about game development and apps in relation to an iPhone which you can find right here. But actions speak louder than words, so when I do get around to doing it, I’ll share everything here.
I first heard of such a business opportunity through here a few months ago (that it was possible for any Tom, Dick or Harry to create a game for an iPhone). I was when Trey Smith released a course where he was teaching folks exactly how to do it. I’m guessing by some of the comments on his blog that there have been a lot of successes from that investment which is awesome. A few weeks ago I found an awesome blog called Get Busy Living which belongs to Benny Hsu. I found his blog through an interview he done with Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income all about his success with an iPhone App he created called Photo 365.
What is Photo 365?
It’s an app that helps you save a photo a day. Review your photos by the day or by the month. Share your photos on social media or email them. A great way to remember your year in photos.
So that’s pretty much the plan going forward…so far.
For now I’m concentrating on my niche sites, practice makes perfect. Below are models I am following which I intend on basing my own niche sites on, I’m a long way off but getting there slowly so just have to keep chugging on.
This one belongs to Ewen Chia which is all about Neck Ache. You can imagine how many people around the world type in “neck ache” and since he has that exact keyword in his domain…I’m sure he’d be near the top of google though I haven’t checked. I do know he is a super affiliate and a very high earner.
Well, I’ve shared my plan with you. Now this could change (anything can happen right?) and in this industry you are learning all the time as there is so much to learn and so many great people to connect and learn from.
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