How best to use my Talent?

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I've spent several weeks now learning a few things here at WF. Thanks to all who have helped.

One thing I have learned is how to identify google keyword phrases that have low competition and are getting traffic and I believe I can get those phrases ranking at the top of google.

I spent about 40 hours last week doing pretty much nothing else but learning keyword research and while I can't say I'm a master at it, I do feel confident enough to move forward.

1. What in your opinion is the most lucrative application of this knowledge today?

2. How could I use this keyword research to create long term passive income?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by jlacy76 View Post

    1. What in your opinion is the most lucrative application of this knowledge today?

    2. How could I use this keyword research to create long term passive income?


    Congratulations on your learning up to this point.

    Be aware that low competition keywords are not a panacea for passive income. You are learning one skill that could be helpful in your overall marketing arsenal; however, selling online is what will bring you income and that is what you should focus your efforts on. Successful marketers learn many skills and it is bringing all those varying disciplines together into a profitable "system" that will create income.

    I'm going to suggest that you never stop learning or think that you can make income having mastered one simple part of the equation. Keep studying and don't get sidetracked - there is much more to IM that you will need to know before your new found skill will be helpful.

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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Agree with Steve, i would also add that you forget about the myth "passive income"... There is no such thing as true passive income, just like anything else you have to keep working at it to see results...
    Don't be fooled into thinking you can slap up a site add a few articles and affiliate links and then sit back and collect income indefinitely...
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    Great job taking action,

    Keyword research and SEO are just two aspects of Internet business, though a lot of people have made money from them alone.

    You could create a few smaller niche sites and use your skills to rank them.

    Or as I would recommend, you could create an authority site providing value to a niche you are passionate about and build a long-term business. You would implement your skills as a part of your content marketing strategy, creating valuable content around related and popular keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author hagendazz07
      Originally Posted by Alex The Lion View Post

      Great job taking action.
      Alex is right. Good job.

      Now, regarding your question there are many things you could do with your newly found keyword research skill. You could start writing articles or creating content of some sort(videos, podcasts, images) that relates to your keywords.

      Joel
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by jlacy76 View Post

    I've spent several weeks now learning a few things here at WF. Thanks to all who have helped.

    One thing I have learned is how to identify google keyword phrases that have low competition and are getting traffic and I believe I can get those phrases ranking at the top of google.

    I spent about 40 hours last week doing pretty much nothing else but learning keyword research and while I can't say I'm a master at it, I do feel confident enough to move forward.

    1. What in your opinion is the most lucrative application of this knowledge today?

    2. How could I use this keyword research to create long term passive income?

    Knowledge is one thing, experience is a whole other game.

    Rank your own pages & prove what you think you know actually works.

    This seems like a no brainer next step, not sure why you're even asking.
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    • Profile picture of the author jlacy76
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Knowledge is one thing, experience is a whole other game.

      Rank your own pages & prove what you think you know actually works.

      This seems like a no brainer next step, not sure why you're even asking.
      Hi Yukon, with your 17,000 posts, I appreciate you weighing in.

      The turning point came for me when I learned one important SEO basic. SE's rank pages not websites. I did some testing and my method works although this method is nothing new.

      To rank in Google, find a term that is being searched on that nobody has built an optimized page for, build an optimized page and I can rank that page if I create links on the pages that Google sees as high authority sites. I'm not telling you anything you don't know of course, but this was a turning point for me. Google ranks pages, not Domains.

      I have had more than a few websites in my life and still do, but I always tried to rank entire websites, not pages, and always fell miserably short in SEO for all the reasons I now know.

      SEO is a mathematical formula, plus an educated guess based on information you can acquire about your competition. It's not witch craft and google doesn't hide how they want your pages to be found. The good news is, anyone can get a page to rank high if they can identify the phrases that are searched on AND those phrases that do not have optimized pages already.

      But even if your competitors page is optimized, if you can see what your competition is doing to get their ranking, and do it better, you are likely to be able to compete if not beat them. It's not advisable to take on the big boys of course, but instead, go for the lower hanging fruit.

      I learned I don't need to be #1 on Google for the search term "Apple Watch" to be successful. I could likely be very happy with the traffic from a search, "buy apple watch NYC".

      The reason I asked these questions in my original post is because I see many opportunities. Let's assume I found the underutilized keyword phase and the exact match domain "Bronx Dentist" that shows 1480 searches a month.

      I could sell the domain name to a dentist in the Bronx.
      I could put up a directory site and sell ads to every dentist in the Bronx.
      I could build a Youtube channel, and rent out ad space to a Dentist in the Bronx.
      I could build out the site, sell the domain and the site to a dentist, and maintain it.

      Any site that makes money will sell pretty quickly at 10-20 times the monthly income out on Flippa. Even an adsense site that makes a $100 a month will sell for $1000 in the same day I have been told.

      The list goes on and on for "what" to do but what I haven't determined is what is most lucrative way to use this knowledge in today's climate?

      Ideally for my personal situation, I would prefer passive income. Auto pilot dollars or "low level of effort to maintain" dollars if at all possible. They may not be the big score of the full blown authority sites and that's ok, I have other income and live very frugally.

      I am not a young man and want to enjoy what's left of my life rather than spend it working all the time trying to amass a great fortune. A great fortune passively is still good.

      Another option might be outsourcing the work. My part of the job might be identifying the opportunities and have virtual assistants do all the work of bringing the sites online based on a step by step guide I develop.

      When I started to look at IM as an income, I found a post by someone who said "Keyword research is 90% of the business." I took that to heart and concentrated on only that aspect of the business while picking up a few uses for that knowledge along the way.

      Today, I am 80% confident I have learned 90% of the business and I'm ready to apply what I "think" I have learned to gain that experience you say.

      The question remains "what" to pick to do?
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Some may disagree with my solution and most times 80% of the time works
    1. Go to the competition website and then right click
    2. now look for the page source
    3. most of the time if you do not know what WP/HTML code is don't worry
    4. now scroll up to the top and slowly scroll down and look for the tag keyword(s)
    5. now if they have them just use those ones in article and blog posts
    6. I used to do this and could rank a website quite high in Google

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by jlacy76 View Post

    1. What in your opinion is the most lucrative application of this knowledge today?
    Test and see if the SEO keyword research theory works for you.

    Originally Posted by jlacy76 View Post

    2. How could I use this keyword research to create long term passive income?
    Keep trying to rank for different keywords if the theory works for you, but at the end of the day... just use it as *another* form of traffic. Paid advertising will work for you now, and later. Fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author jlacy76
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Test and see if the SEO keyword research theory works for you.



      Keep trying to rank for different keywords if the theory works for you, but at the end of the day... just use it as *another* form of traffic. Paid advertising will work for you now, and later. Fast.
      Hi Randall,

      Fast is good. Paid traffic is something I know nothing about however. What company would you suggest I trust to spend my advertising dollars?

      Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by jlacy76 View Post

        Hi Randall,

        Fast is good. Paid traffic is something I know nothing about however. What company would you suggest I trust to spend my advertising dollars?

        Thanks.
        Might want to start outt with Bing PPC


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        • Profile picture of the author jlacy76
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Might want to start outt with Bing PPC


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          Hello fellow Texan! Actually, I live in Florida now but originally from Dallas.

          I want to look closer at Bing PPC. Thanks!
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          • Profile picture of the author Tony Marriott
            Originally Posted by jlacy76 View Post

            Hi Randall,

            Fast is good. Paid traffic is something I know nothing about however. What company would you suggest I trust to spend my advertising dollars?

            Thanks.

            Ranking web pages for keywords is a good skill to have as is generating paid traffic. However traffic is just part of an online business solution.

            What you need though is a system to monetize the traffic. Without that you will be wasting your time. In fact until yiu have a would monetized system you should not even think about paid traffic. That will just be money down the drain.

            The question is, what system? How do you monetize traffic?

            The answer is there is a multitude of ways.
            The reality is that some methods seem to work for some people while other fail miserably at the same method.

            In the end it all comes down to selling something. Digital affiliate products, CPA offers, Amazon, Ebay and other affiliate networks, create your own products, sell services, flip websites etc. So the fundamentals are basically the same.

            Your best choice is to decide one one idea or system and simply go with it. Focus on that and ignore all other outside influences. Become expert in that one method. Like you did with the keyword research.

            Just pick one and do it.

            It's very difficult to successfully (profitably) monetize traffic directly. By that I mean organic or paid traffic sent to a website with offers on will almost never make a profit. BECAUSE there are a lot of much more experienced people there doing just that and the competition increases either the amount of work needed or the amount of money you need to spend to get that traffic. It's simple economics.

            So you should build a list first. That way yiu send your "traffic" to multiple offers and increase the ROI until you go into profit.

            Keep up the good work but keep focused.
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            • Profile picture of the author jlacy76
              Originally Posted by Tony Marriott View Post


              Keep up the good work but keep focused.
              Thanks Tony.

              What about adsense and finding some insanely expensive PPC keywords? There is no more competition for those than the cheap ones and at over $100 per click I could have a good month in no time.
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      • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
        Originally Posted by jlacy76 View Post

        Hi Randall,

        Fast is good. Paid traffic is something I know nothing about however. What company would you suggest I trust to spend my advertising dollars?

        Thanks.
        The options are plentiful. I dont know what niche you're in, but depending on what you sell, you *could* use Google Adwords PPC to your advantage. If they deny you, then the next feasible option is Bing Ads, and also "test" Facebook advertising. The *next* thing after that would be a partnership. Seek out non-rivals in your niche for a joint venture opportunity.
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        • Profile picture of the author jlacy76
          Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

          The options are plentiful. I dont know what niche you're in, but depending on what you sell, you *could* use Google Adwords PPC to your advantage. If they deny you, then the next feasible option is Bing Ads, and also "test" Facebook advertising. The *next* thing after that would be a partnership. Seek out non-rivals in your niche for a joint venture opportunity.
          Hi Randall,

          What niches do you think would work well with bing ads?

          I don't want to get on the bad side of google at any time or for any reason.

          The only time I've used adwords it only cost me money. I don't mind spending money to make it as long as I make it.

          If I was going to succeed at PPC, what are some of the factors about the niche that would make one niche better than another?

          Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author DrForum
    Originally Posted by jlacy76 View Post

    I've spent several weeks now learning a few things here at WF. Thanks to all who have helped.

    One thing I have learned is how to identify google keyword phrases that have low competition and are getting traffic and I believe I can get those phrases ranking at the top of google.

    I spent about 40 hours last week doing pretty much nothing else but learning keyword research and while I can't say I'm a master at it, I do feel confident enough to move forward.

    1. What in your opinion is the most lucrative application of this knowledge today?

    2. How could I use this keyword research to create long term passive income?
    By mastering how keywords are generated and used, you will be of great use when it comes to optimization of the websites. Everyone today is running to be on the first page of google. Master the skills and help this people achieve the ambition as you earn yourself good amounts. SEO is one of the best paying project and when well done, others will just fall into place. Do not sleep on the knowledge you just acquired, get to the next level and be an expert people are looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex65
    Generate a passive income is not easy and it takes a lot of hard work. Nothing in life is easy, and especially when it comes to gains with the internet. I'm here to tell you that it's not easy, it takes a lot of hard work, and, above all, action.
    but you share good because studies a good first step ... then there will be a second ..a third ..
    good luck!!
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    While 'keywords' and 'paid traffic' can create a harmonious marriage if executed properly, what I am seeing is a failure to 'recognize' the needs, wants, desires, or fears you plan to offer (in the form of solutions) to your potential clients/customers.

    Clearly, if you are zeroing in on keywords and wanting to target those keywords by investing in paid traffic methods...

    What emphasis are you planning to place on your customers needs in providing the remedy or solution?

    No offense intended, but SEO, keywords, and paid traffic are all secondary marketing strategies.

    In short, before you start 'shelling out capital' on ads, have you tested your market using free resources such as communicating with your potential buyers through email, surveys, or blog comments?

    Clearly, buying $100 keyword clicks might sound lucrative and appear to be a way to fast cash, but it too can go miserably wrong if you are gambling exclusively on SEO, keywords, and some hope that your ppc ads will in fact; convert well.

    In my honest opinion, the only way to do this is to 'test' your theory... because asking 'us' what might work based on your 'new found' understanding of keywords doesn't exactly resonate any investment of personal interest in providing 'well-informed' or 'promising' solutions to your potential audience.

    Instead, it reaks of you losing money!

    Most people use keywords & ppc campaigns to 'capture leads' - and to build a list of perspective buyers. Prospective buyets whom then require nurturing, personal interaction, and/or surveying to 'drill-down' or 'cultivate' solutions to...and ultimately create long-term buyers.

    All these 2-step methods might work in a country bar with a few shots of whiskey, and might seem an entertaining idea 'at the time' - but, in reality, as many have stated you are missing some key elements to creating a positive ROI - which in essence is what I believe Yukon and others are idly stating!

    Keyword research is a good talent to possess, as is knowing some SEO structure, but relying exclusively on search engines is not only impersonal... it defies the underlying mechanics of 'communicating' and 'delivering' solutions to a potential buyer on both an individual level, and as a mass appealing strategy.

    Hence, most who've relied exclusively on 'gaming' the SERP's failed due to a lack of understanding and communicating to their audience.

    Sure, you can target keywords... By all means apply SEO structure to your sites/articles/videos to gain rankings & organic traffic, but based on your questioning & responses...

    The 'core' of any marketing strategy should start with the solution you are providing, and not 'blindly' throwing strategies at an idea, concept, or theory without first "knowing who & where your audience is first?"...and "what & how you intend to deliver the solution that matches their needs?"

    Sure, keywords can tell you some about your audience, and evenstill, if you do anything with paid traffic plan on breaking even with initial sales, and putting in time, energy, and effort into profiting from your ability to engage, nurture, and grow your list... That's a more complete picture of what you're seeking.

    Cause, without 'cultivating buyers' - no system I know of offers a 1-2 punch windfall of fast cash!

    Keywords, SEO, Paid Traffic, Lead Generation, Offerings, Follow Ups, and tons of testing, tweaking, and scaling... That can work, if you add the pieces to complete the strategy.
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    • Profile picture of the author jlacy76
      Originally Posted by art72 View Post

      While 'keywords' and 'paid traffic' can create a harmonious marriage if executed properly, what I am seeing is a failure to 'recognize' the needs, wants, desires, or fears you plan to offer (in the form of solutions) to your potential clients/customers.

      Clearly, if you are zeroing in on keywords and wanting to target those keywords by investing in paid traffic methods...

      What emphasis are you planning to place on your customers needs in providing the remedy or solution?

      No offense intended,
      No offense taken. Im here to learn and I appreciate you taking the time to respond and in such detail. Thank you.

      I'm giving everything a cursory look as I decide what I want to be here. I agree with everything you say.

      I would like to toss out another idea I found today.

      Let's assume I have identified 10 or so keyword phases that are in the Stock Market niche. All 10 combined are searched on 200,000 times a month. Couldn't I sell those ad impressions on my site at some place like BuySellAds?

      Where else could I sell impressions?
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    You can use it for SEO or if you are very good at it, offer your service in warriorforum
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