Sean's Bum Marketing Thread

by see-you-at-the-top 9 replies
Hey everybody

This is Sean Ward here. I was very inspired by TommyGadget's thread when he undertook that job of building and flipping a site in 24 hours for $100 or more. And he did it!

I am in the middle of the Article Marketing 30-day email course that you can get at Make $150 A Day In 30 Days Working from Home - Free Action Plan

This is not a personal endorsement, this is just an experiment being conducted out in the open.

I'll use this thread to update you all the way through the 30 days. Stay tuned.
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  • WHERE I'M AT RIGHT NOW:

    I had already started the program before starting this thread so I have already got my Affiliate Product A (a dog training/behavior modification product) up and going with a few articles written for it that are about to get submitted to eZineArticles. I am part way through the program's Day 6.

    I am about to choose my Affiliate Product B, and I am going to enter the dating & seduction niche. Having a hard time choosing between two products.



    A QUESTION ON MY MIND:

    I notice that TJ Chiam, the author of the Bum Marketing course that I am using, does not mention posting the articles one writes as posts in the blogs one sets up. So...

    If I am directing traffic from my Resource Box to a blog, is there a strategic reason to not post the articles as blog posts as well as submitting them to directories? Is there an advantage to have the blog only contatain the product review?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
      Originally Posted by see-you-at-the-top View Post

      WHERE I'M AT RIGHT NOW:

      I had already started the program before starting this thread so I have already got my Affiliate Product A (a dog training/behavior modification product) up and going with a few articles written for it that are about to get submitted to eZineArticles. I am part way through the program's Day 6.

      I am about to choose my Affiliate Product B, and I am going to enter the dating & seduction niche. Having a hard time choosing between two products.



      A QUESTION ON MY MIND:

      I notice that TJ Chiam, the author of the Bum Marketing course that I am using, does not mention posting the articles one writes as posts in the blogs one sets up. So...

      If I am directing traffic from my Resource Box to a blog, is there a strategic reason to not post the articles as blog posts as well as submitting them to directories? Is there an advantage to have the blog only contatain the product review?

      If people see the same article 2 times they will be sketched out.

      Plus Google will black list duplicate content.

      Blogs with product review will do better b/c it's simple. Reviews need to be simple. People who will click through for your resource box are willing to buy. Don't confuse them with more articles. Direct stuff will get you more sales. They are pre-sold using your article and the resource box it contains. If you have a genuine review on the blog...they will answer their issues and buy or not buy.

      K.I.S.S. method is important here (Keep It Simple Stupid...although you aren't stupid)


      Oh and Congrats on Sticking to the Challenge!!! Best Wishes


      Brad Spencer


      PS- I'm going to subscribe to this thread and follow you...I'll pop in and give you advice to help you along your challenge.
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      • Thanks for that, Brad, that makes perfect sense.

        Here is my next question that's popped up:

        "What is your strategy for going about preparing Long-Tail Keywords?"

        Both of the Affiliate Products I am working with right now have a list of keywords in the Affiliate Resources, but those lists are 12,000+ terms. How do you even start if you have to manually input them one by one into the Free Keyword Research Tool to get your Long-Tail Keywords?

        I'm just making up a list of words, terms, and phrases that will likely give me 30 or more long-tail keywords to complete the 30-day project. I figure that I can go about another process of getting Long-Tail Keywords later on for whatever products are showing results.
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        • So it looks like I have maxed out the number of submissions I may make to eZineArticles.com

          I have eight Live Articles and two Pending. Now I guess I wait to see if I get a free upgrade.

          In the meantime, I have settled on a product for my Affiliate Product B. I have created a big list of potential keywords. Next is to get my list of 30 Long-Tail Keywords to prepare for thirty days of articles for Affiliate Product B.
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          • So here is the end of my first day with this thread. I finished Day Six of the article marketing program and got started on Day Seven. Tomorrow I will get back at it as soon as I get back from the gym.

            Thanks for reading, and I look forward to hearing from all of you as this progresses.

            THE SCORE

            Goal: $150/day by the end of Day 30

            Earned so far: $0! But only starting out!

            No. of live articles: 1
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            • Profile picture of the author JohnHuizinga
              I'll be following this with interest too. I already have a question. If you have 1 live article, in what state are the 8 you already said were live?
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
        Originally Posted by Brad Spencer View Post

        If people see the same article 2 times they will be sketched out.

        Plus Google will black list duplicate content.
        I don't think either of these is really true.

        For the first, I think people would only care if they clicked on the link at the end of an article and got sent to the same article. Getting sent to a blog and then clicking around and finding the same article is unlikely to bother anyone or even look suspicious.

        As to the second - well, the whole point of article directories is to duplicate content - the articles are meant to be reposted elsewhere. It seems like the general consensus is that duplicate content is only an issue with the same content posted in the same domain, and other egregious postings.

        I just googled the long tail keyword I used in an article that I had at Ezinearticles and my blog and, indeed, I had the number one and number two spots.
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        • John: I have eight live articles, but seven of those eight are just posts from my personal site - The Sean Ward Show - that I submitted to ezinearticles to get the hang of it. I also knew that I would be doing this Bum Marketing program so I thought it would be a good idea to get some articles in there and get closer to the account upgrade right off the bat.

          The remaining one article is the only live article so far that is part of this project. I have two more pending review, and I cannot submit any more until those two are live and my account gets upgraded.

          Justin: a very interesting point of view on this matter. I definitely feel more comfortable about spreading my articles around now.
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          • DAY SEVEN

            Today I was supposed to write an article for the landing page citing the top ten benefits of Affiliate Product B. I did not do this because I have yet to receive a review copy of the product and it feels kind of sleazy to write up a glowing recommendation of a product I've never seen.

            I instead decided to see how many articles I could write for Affiliate Product B (these articles are general enough that they can be used in the niche for another product if I don't like product B). I have seen on the Warrior Forums a million times about how it should take 15 to 30 minutes to write an article. It took me an hour and a half to write today's first one, and an hour to write the next. I get hung up on making them really good.

            But I realized that my second one was long enough that I could chop it up into pieces and turn it into more articles! Which is exactly what I did so I now am packing up and going to dinner and the debate party with five articles done for today.

            Still waiting to get approved and upgraded at EZA.
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