How I made $3000 in my first month starting with $0 (you don't need money to start)

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Hello all! For those that don't know, I recently found myself in the hospital for a month. By the time I got out, I found myself... well, broke. So, I modified the plan that I used in the past to build sites and was fortunate enough to be able to turn it into a system. I can now build 2 sites like this a month without outsourcing, and you certainly could too. Here's what I did:

Find a niche (just brainstorm anything you want, but you want there to be at least 50,ooo phrase searches per month)

Find at least 100 good keywords (download domain samurai, which is free) What's my criteria for a good keyword? I want less than 1000 sites to have the keyword in their title, I don't really care how many searches it gets.

Write 20 emails, with 3 out of every 4 being good information and the 4th being promotional. Sign up at Mailchimp(EDIT: Alexa Smith informed me that affiliate marketing is against MC's TOS, so only sell your own products until you can switch!), which is free up to 1000 subscribers. Schedule your emails to go out every 3 days after sign up

Find a good squeeze page template (they're free all over the place) and create a good freebie to give away... it could be a pdf report, an audio cd, or a video. Try to be creative with it.

Now, write 100 articles, one for each keyword. The keyword shuld be in the article title, once every 100 words, and an anchor text link in the resource box.

Install wordpress on your site (I'll get to setting up the site in a second), and schedule your articles to post 5 every day for 1 week, then one a day after that.

Each day, resubmit the articles that posted on your site (with only the title changed) to EzineArticles, Goarticles, and ArticleDashboard.

Now, I know a domain name is $10 and hosting is about $10 a month, so you need $20 to do this. Don't have it? Here's what I had to do: sell some of my stuff on Ebay. There's no listing fee if your auction starts at less than a dollar, and the final fee comes out of your price anyway. Once this starts rolling, send out a promotional blast when you have 500 subscribers.

Here's how I recommend reinvesting some of your earnings in order:

ArticleBot to mass submit articles
Aweber (I hate mailchimp, as soon as you can afford it I'd switch)
Market Samurai
Auto Backlink Bomb
SE Nuke
At $3000+ per month start outsourcing and double your efforts

Sorry this is long, but here's the system I use to build a site in 2 weeks:

Day 1: Find niche, 100 keywords, install WP and create freebie (3-4 hours)
Day 2: Write 10 emails, create squeeze page
Day 3: Write 10 emails, schedule all emails
Day 4: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
Day 5: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
Day 6: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
Day 7: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
Day 8: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
Day 9: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
Day 10: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted

Then all you have to do is resubmit one article a day for 2 months, and by that time the site will have made enough to outsource articles for the next 3 months.

Sorry this was so long, I hope that it helps!


EDIT: Yes I realize this is a lot of work and that it sucks to do, but you only do it for one month! The next month, outsource half the writing and all of the submitting. The third month, outsource everything and manage it. You work hard now so you won't have to later; it's worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author glassextreme
    Cool.
    So what do you sell in your promotional emails? Other products or own product, or both?
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  • Profile picture of the author cozens
    Oh Articleprince, this is very helpful but hectic. Will give it a trial.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkR
    Great story. Proves that taking action, even if not perfect, is the way to get results. Keep going!
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  • Profile picture of the author YanKirby
    Great insight here sean. While I wouldve added more steps in the process than the one outlined (think link building), this is definitely a good strategy for some of our fellow warriors to get started.

    As they say, experience is the best teacher. Did say it was much too cliche when I heard it about a year or two ago right here but now after trying and earning a full time income from my online investments, nothing could be more true.

    Keep going at it!

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  • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
    Only 100 articles, the first half of the post is a checklist and the second half is the plan I follow. But 3000 is only in the first month, it'll grow from there.

    I sell some affiliate products but I try to create my own once a month, then you can start getting affiliates so sell your stuff :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author dominionsam
    thanks I will give it a try
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  • Profile picture of the author mauii
    Two questions:
    1) How are you directing visitors to your squeeze page?
    2) What are you actually promoting on your list? Your own products, CPA offers, affiliate products?
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by mauii View Post

      Two questions:
      1) How are you directing visitors to your squeeze page?
      2) What are you actually promoting on your list? Your own products, CPA offers, affiliate products?
      Great questions!

      1. Every link pointing to my site points to the squeeze page only, and every article that I post has links that point to the squeeze page. If your freebie matches the reader's interest enough, converting that traffic should be easy.

      2. I've never understood why people pick just one type to promote. I try to sell one of my own products a month, one CPA, and the rest are affiliate products. For example, I have a dog training list and I'll send an email talking about the benefits of pet insurance, then my next email will be the company that I use with a CPA link.

      Hopefully that's clear enough, feel free to ask more if it isn't
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      • Profile picture of the author mauii
        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

        1. Every link pointing to my site points to the squeeze page only, and every article that I post has links that point to the squeeze page. If your freebie matches the reader's interest enough, converting that traffic should be easy.
        Cool, that cleared things up.

        Another question though. What is the benefit of pointing your visitors to a squeeze page rather than directly to an offer? I'm assuming its for long term value of the customer/list, but can anyone offer any insight as to how the overall profit compares between the two methods?

        In other words, what difference in conversion and profits can one expect between offers sent out to a list, and offers linked directly from articles? By offers I mean CPA, affiliate products, your own products, or anything else.
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        • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
          Originally Posted by ColdFire123 View Post

          Hey Article Prince, You're story is indeed promising. I think I'll give it a try but you said a 100 keyword and an article for each keyword, right? How long did it take you to write all of that stuff considering that you did not outsourced the task?
          I use a speech recognition tool that is built into Vista; writing 15 articles takes 2 hours and correcting them takes about an hour.

          Originally Posted by mauii View Post

          Cool, that cleared things up.

          Another question though. What is the benefit of pointing your visitors to a squeeze page rather than directly to an offer? I'm assuming its for long term value of the customer/list, but can anyone offer any insight as to how the overall profit compares between the two methods?

          In other words, what difference in conversion and profits can one expect between offers sent out to a list, and offers linked directly from articles? By offers I mean CPA, affiliate products, your own products, or anything else.
          The list can be sent offers several times, if you just send them to an offer you only get one chance to sell. Sending straight to a sales page converts better, but you're making less in the long run that if you build a list.
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          • Profile picture of the author Clubland
            Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

            I use a speech recognition tool that is built into Vista; writing 15 articles takes 2 hours and correcting them takes about an hour.
            ArticlePrince,

            I seriously avoided article marketing, because i do not like to write articles. I usually use other methods to get traffic. But, after you saying about the speech recognition tool on vista (which i did not know it had, seriously!), i am going to start doing this.

            I don't mind the spell checking and stuff, but writing isn't for me. So, this infomation about vista having speech recognition tool. This is gold dust to me.

            .oO(Thinking what other things like speech recognition tool and movie maker that vista has, which i do not know it has yet???)
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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by mauii View Post

          Cool, that cleared things up.

          Another question though. What is the benefit of pointing your visitors to a squeeze page rather than directly to an offer? I'm assuming its for long term value of the customer/list, but can anyone offer any insight as to how the overall profit compares between the two methods?

          In other words, what difference in conversion and profits can one expect between offers sent out to a list, and offers linked directly from articles? By offers I mean CPA, affiliate products, your own products, or anything else.
          Let me help answer this for you. By capturing your visitors' email addresses, you're not letting that traffic go to waste. Typically visitors will visit your website once when coming from an article (as described in this method) and never come back again. By capturing their email addresses you will acquire the ability to market to them again and again, instead of losing them forever if they do not buy anything from you on that first visit.

          Obviously, the overall money you'll make by marketing to a list is far higher than direct linking to an offer, where you're basically hoping that they'll make a snap decision and buy right away.

          Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author TonyDavis
    Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

    ...........

    Find at least 100 good keywords (download domain samurai, which is free) What's my criteria for a good keyword? I want less than 1000 sites to have the keyword in their title, I don't really care how many searches it gets.

    ...........

    Now, write 100 articles, one for each keyword. The keyword shuld be in the article title, once every 100 words, and an anchor text link in the resource box.

    ...........

    I like your theory, but I think I'm missing something. Correct me if I'm wrong, but 100 articles per keyword at 100 keywords is 10,000 articles... seriously?

    Tony
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by TonyDavis View Post

      I like your theory, but I think I'm missing something. Correct me if I'm wrong, but 100 articles per keyword at 100 keywords is 10,000 articles... seriously?

      Tony
      You're wrong :-) One article per keyword, so 100 articles total to get 2 months ahead. Sorry if I wasn't clear :-/
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      • Profile picture of the author petevamp
        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

        You're wrong :-) One article per keyword, so 100 articles total to get 2 months ahead. Sorry if I wasn't clear :-/
        Lol Sorry That gave me a big laugh. I just couldnt help it. Someone really cant do math. You where very clear I actually like the strategy you have presented. However it is a very tedious process. Now I actually have a similar strategy I use but by far not that much writing. That and I have been able to create a sizeable income with out having to send out any emails. This is a big down fall on my part for I know my income would be alot better if I was sending out emails to my visitors. However I do pretty good with out at the moment. That and I pretty much lost my list about a year ago when I had to start from scratch.

        I do like this strategy though I may just have to give it w whirl thanks for sharing it with us.
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      • Profile picture of the author askmrfrank
        Did you outsource all 100 articles? you wrote them yourself?
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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by askmrfrank View Post

          Did you outsource all 100 articles? you wrote them yourself?
          I think he was pretty clear in stating that he wrote all the articles himself - there was no outsourcing involved here.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

        You're wrong :-) One article per keyword, so 100 articles total to get 2 months ahead. Sorry if I wasn't clear :-/
        seemed pretty clear to me... LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
      Originally Posted by TonyDavis View Post

      I like your theory, but I think I'm missing something. Correct me if I'm wrong, but 100 articles per keyword at 100 keywords is 10,000 articles... seriously?

      Tony
      NO TONY... one article per keyword like the OP said.

      Now, write 100 articles, one for each keyword. The keyword should be in the article title, once every 100 words, and an anchor text link in the resource box.
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  • Profile picture of the author flavius333
    ArticlePrince,

    Did you really make 3000 within a month with this ?
    You're talking to an experienced dude here, things don't actually work just like that, you know.. ?
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by flavius333 View Post

      ArticlePrince,

      Did you really make 3000 within a month with this ?
      You're talking to an experienced dude here, things don't actually work just like that, you know.. ?
      I've have now done this with 3 sites, perhaps I'm just in less competitive niches... I also reinvested into the tools i mentioned, which help tremendously.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyrus Antas
    What do you hate about Mailchimp? There's a few
    cool things you can do with it, you can't with Aweber.

    Tyrus
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by Tyrus Antas View Post

      What do you hate about Mailchimp? There's a few
      cool things you can do with it, you can't with Aweber.

      Tyrus
      Assuming Alexa is correct and they don't allow affiliate marketing, that just makes my life difficult. In addition, their autoresponder interface just takes longer... But to be perfectly honest, I started my sites last year with Aweber, I think I'm just stubborn and don't like change :-)

      If I spent some time learning mailchimp with the video tutorials, I might not be so down on them. How long have you used them?
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      • Profile picture of the author cjm18
        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

        Assuming Alexa is correct and they don't allow affiliate marketing, that just makes my life difficult. In addition, their autoresponder interface just takes longer... But to be perfectly honest, I started my sites last year with Aweber, I think I'm just stubborn and don't like change :-)

        If I spent some time learning mailchimp with the video tutorials, I might not be so down on them. How long have you used them?
        As far as the affiliate marketing on mailchimp goes I looked into it and spoke to their TOS people and this is the response I got.

        "As long as your campaign is branded as your company and the main content is related to your company, then it may contain affiliate links in your campaign. If you are sending content that is not related to your business under your business name, then this is not supported."

        So correct me if I am wrong but it seems as though SPAM is banned but providing good content and dropping an affiliate link in every now and then is perfectly acceptable with the service as long as it is relevant and is seen to add value I suppose.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
          Originally Posted by cjm18 View Post

          As far as the affiliate marketing on mailchimp goes I looked into it and spoke to their TOS people and this is the response I got.

          "As long as your campaign is branded as your company and the main content is related to your company, then it may contain affiliate links in your campaign. If you are sending content that is not related to your business under your business name, then this is not supported."

          So correct me if I am wrong but it seems as though SPAM is banned but providing good content and dropping an affiliate link in every now and then is perfectly acceptable with the service as long as it is relevant and is seen to add value I suppose.
          I read that as:

          If you own a Dog Training List, don't send Internet Marketing emails. Only send Dog Training-Related emails.
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          • Profile picture of the author cjm18
            Originally Posted by Jesus Perez View Post

            I read that as:

            If you own a Dog Training List, don't send Internet Marketing emails. Only send Dog Training-Related emails.
            Thats what I was trying to say thanks.
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    Wow! Your story sounds so great. I would definitely keep those tips in mind. Thank you for sharing this, buddy... (:
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary King
    Thanks for the share Sean.

    I hope you are feeling better!
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    Cool.
    Hopefully that's clear enough, feel free to ask more if it isn't
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  • Profile picture of the author ColdFire123
    Hey Article Prince, You're story is indeed promising. I think I'll give it a try but you said a 100 keyword and an article for each keyword, right? How long did it take you to write all of that stuff considering that you did not outsourced the task?
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  • Profile picture of the author Success With Dany
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    The key days are in the article writing. That is where all the money-making is made, the numbers games plays a big part in IM and I could be wrong.
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    • Profile picture of the author bretski
      Originally Posted by Success With Dany View Post

      The key days are in the article writing. That is where all the money-making is made, the numbers games plays a big part in IM and I could be wrong.
      I do think that this is a very good plan for success but I disagree that this is purely a numbers game. I have seen too many marketers crash and burn as they try to churn out massive numbers of articles and following some sort of hard and fast rules concerning keyword density and article length etc. Make no mistake about it, this is a lot of work when done correctly and well.
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  • Profile picture of the author NerdGary
    "Now, write 100 articles" quote


    LOL... Internet marketing is easier then that.

    If you plan on writing 100 Articles, you might as well try to get a publishing deal, or self publish your own book...

    I have to disagree with parts of your method...
    But I am still gracious for you sharing your strategy!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by NerdGary View Post

      "Now, write 100 articles" quote


      LOL... Internet marketing is easier then that.

      If you plan on writing 100 Articles, you might as well try to get a publishing deal, or self publish your own book...

      I have to disagree with parts of your method...
      But I am still gracious for you sharing your strategy!!
      Of course it's easier than that; you could write 1 a day if you'd like. This is just to get 2 months ahead so that you can either build another one or just not do as much work. If you outsource the article writing ($500 for 100 articles with a good company) you hardly have to do anything. Use SENuke and you might only need 5 articles. BUT....

      100 ensures success and posts new content every, so you rank quicker. Besides, if you know an easier way, correct me! :-) I always want to learn the more expeditious ways to achieve the same results.
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      • Profile picture of the author FloridaKash
        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

        Of course it's easier than that; you could write 1 a day if you'd like. This is just to get 2 months ahead so that you can either build another one or just not do as much work. If you outsource the article writing ($500 for 100 articles with a good company) you hardly have to do anything. Use SENuke and you might only need 5 articles. BUT....

        100 ensures success and posts new content every, so you rank quicker. Besides, if you know an easier way, correct me! :-) I always want to learn the more expeditious ways to achieve the same results.

        Or, I could use your service and get 100 articles for $400... as long as I order in November. :p
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        • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
          Originally Posted by FloridaKash View Post

          Or, I could use your service and get 100 articles for $400... as long as I order in November. :p
          Very true :-) My hospital bills are about $350,000 , so I have as many income streams as possible set up (no insurance). Currently the big 3 are writing, domain reselling, and my list building sites. I hate debt ;-)
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          • Profile picture of the author paulie888
            Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

            Very true :-) My hospital bills are about $350,000 , so I have as many income streams as possible set up (no insurance). Currently the big 3 are writing, domain reselling, and my list building sites. I hate debt ;-)
            Sean, that is an absolutely massive bill to be saddled with! I'm sorry to hear about this...you seem to have a very solid plan in place though. Creating multiple streams of income should help make your online income a lot more consistent, and this is crucial especially when you probably have a large hospital bill to pay every month.
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          • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
            Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

            Very true :-) My hospital bills are about $350,000 , so I have as many income streams as possible set up (no insurance). Currently the big 3 are writing, domain reselling, and my list building sites. I hate debt ;-)
            Sean, I was wondering where you disappeared to, since I was thinking of outsourcing some work to you. I sincerely hope you're OK, and glad to see you back. I had a similar situation. Landed myself in the hospital thanks to a motorcycle accident which is what started my IM career.

            350 000 is a hella bill. What happened (if you don't mind me asking)?
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            • ArticlePrince conclusion/summary:

              "Here's the system I use to build a site in 2 weeks:

              Day 1: Find niche, 100 keywords, install WP and create freebie (3-4 hours)
              Day 2: Write 10 emails, create squeeze page
              Day 3: Write 10 emails, schedule all emails
              Day 4: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
              Day 5: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
              Day 6: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
              Day 7: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
              Day 8: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
              Day 9: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
              Day 10: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted

              Then all you have to do is resubmit one article a day for 2 months, and by that time the site will have made enough to outsource articles for the next 3 months."

              This is the essence of bum marketing.
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              • Profile picture of the author KevinTorrence
                This is essentially what I did when I began in 2008, although I didn't write near as much content.

                Partly because I started in a teeny-tiny niche and fumbled my way through creating a craft tutorial DVD. (Yeah, not a simple .pdf report ... I basically pulled out my hair for a few weeks figuring out how to create the project, recording it, and getting it formatted & burned on a DVD).

                Anyway, even in that little "old lady" niche, even with my first crappy squeeze page (it was UGLY!), and even with the DVD difficulties & corny sales page ... I ended up bringing in several thousand dollars to help light my "IM" fire. I still have that list and that video tutorial (now downloadable) still sells... more than ever actually!

                My best advice is to get into a good, buyer friendly niche & follow this plan writing/syndicating GOOD content, capture those visitors ... and most of the kinks you find will get ironed out over time (as you begin to pad your wallet with your reward).
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              • Profile picture of the author alexanderpoole9
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                Originally Posted by internetsecretbook View Post

                ArticlePrince conclusion/summary:

                "Here's the system I use to build a site in 2 weeks:

                Day 1: Find niche, 100 keywords, install WP and create freebie (3-4 hours)
                Day 2: Write 10 emails, create squeeze page
                Day 3: Write 10 emails, schedule all emails
                Day 4: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
                Day 5: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
                Day 6: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
                Day 7: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
                Day 8: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
                Day 9: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
                Day 10: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted

                Then all you have to do is resubmit one article a day for 2 months, and by that time the site will have made enough to outsource articles for the next 3 months."

                This is the essence of bum marketing.
                The only problem I envisage with writing 15 - 20 articles a day is that I couldn't do it. And being fairly new, I wouldn't feel comfortable hiring out for it.
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                • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
                  Originally Posted by alexanderpoole9 View Post

                  The only problem I envisage with writing 15 - 20 articles a day is that I couldn't do it. And being fairly new, I wouldn't feel comfortable hiring out for it.
                  Write one a day that is over 750 words. 750 is the minimum for a lot of Ezine scrapers, they get republished a lot more and you get more unique, high quality backlinks from private sites.
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                  • Profile picture of the author alexanderpoole9
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                    Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

                    Write one a day that is over 750 words. 750 is the minimum for a lot of Ezine scrapers, they get republished a lot more and you get more unique, high quality backlinks from private sites.
                    Thanks. How did you find this out?

                    I'm doing this already just to have more content for search engines to go through on my sites, so this should be an added benefit. Thanks again!
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                    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
                      Originally Posted by alexanderpoole9 View Post

                      Thanks. How did you find this out?

                      I'm doing this already just to have more content for search engines to go through on my sites, so this should be an added benefit. Thanks again!
                      Just by testing. Also, EzineArticeles publishes longer articles MUCH faster. As an example, 4 that I submitted last night before I went to bed are done already.
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                      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
                        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

                        Just by testing. Also, EzineArticeles publishes longer articles MUCH faster. As an example, 4 that I submitted last night before I went to bed are done already.
                        This makes a lot of sense, because it can often be hard to deliver real value in a 500 word article - there just aren't enough words available to deliver substantive content, and something closer to 1,000 words would be much more valuable from EzineArticles' viewpoint.
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                      • Profile picture of the author alexanderpoole9
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                        Just by testing. Also, EzineArticeles publishes longer articles MUCH faster. As an example, 4 that I submitted last night before I went to bed are done already.
                        I experienced the same thing yesterday with Ezine Articles. Liked this thread!
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                      • Profile picture of the author alexanderpoole9
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                        EzineArticeles publishes longer articles MUCH faster.
                        I know I would approve these articles faster!

                        In fact, I think I'd up the minimum word count to 700 words - just to see what happens. I love those Adsense ads on the side of longer articles! They seem to go on forever! The whole site is brilliant.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
            Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

            Very true :-) My hospital bills are about $350,000 , so I have as many income streams as possible set up (no insurance). Currently the big 3 are writing, domain reselling, and my list building sites. I hate debt ;-)
            And that's exactly why I'm glad I'm Canadian... No hospital bills likely to kill anyone of a heart attack.
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Colle
      Originally Posted by NerdGary View Post

      "Now, write 100 articles" quote


      LOL... Internet marketing is easier then that.

      If you plan on writing 100 Articles, you might as well try to get a publishing deal, or self publish your own book...

      I have to disagree with parts of your method...
      But I am still gracious for you sharing your strategy!!

      I think we are on the same line of thinking. Seriously 100 articles?

      Even I who is a very good writer I hardly do that in such a short time. Except the articles are just not that good.

      And too if I could really write that much in such a short time then I will definitely go for a book publishing that could make me even hundreds as much as $3000.

      Any way thanks for the sharing but I think I must disagree to agree, IM is much more easier than that.
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      • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
        Originally Posted by Robert Colle View Post

        I think we are on the same line of thinking. Seriously 100 articles?

        Even I who is a very good writer I hardly do that in such a short time. Except the articles are just not that good.

        And too if I could really write that much in such a short time then I will definitely go for a book publishing that could make me even hundreds as much as $3000.

        Any way thanks for the sharing but I think I must disagree to agree, IM is much more easier than that.
        That book publishing would bring you 3-5000 one time; I made that monthly recurring. Additionally, people keep saying it's easier; where is your easier way?

        There is always an easier way to do everything; I shared the way I did it. How did you?
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        • Profile picture of the author Robert Colle
          Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

          That book publishing would bring you 3-5000 one time; I made that monthly recurring. Additionally, people keep saying it's easier; where is your easier way?

          There is always an easier way to do everything; I shared the way I did it. How did you?

          Well I wouldn't want to engage in a debate of who has the better method or the easier method.

          But my point and I am sure you got it is that you can actually do IM without necessarilly using that method and that is a fact we both know.

          Maybe you like your method better and I am very happy that you shared it but sorry I will not share mine with you.

          And trust me it does work good for me too. And I am not sharing it not because I am selfish but because I don't think this is the right place or time
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          • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
            Originally Posted by Robert Colle View Post

            Well I wouldn't want to engage in a debate of who has the better method or the easier method.

            But my point and I am sure you got it is that you can actually do IM without necessarilly using that method and that is a fact we both know.

            Maybe you like your method better and I am very happy that you shared it but sorry I will not share mine with you.

            And trust me it does work good for me too. And I am not sharing it not because I am selfish but because I don't think this is the right place or time
            I'm not trying to start a debate or say mine is better; I'm saying that it is extremely frustrating to share mine then have people mock it or say it's too much work. On top of that, they then will not share their easier method. I have the utmost respect for you and I completely understand not sharing business strategies, but I don't quite think it is then fair to say how difficult or unnecessary my way is. Nothing to compare to, right?

            Here's what matters at the end of the day: You're successful, I'm successful, and I can at least try to help people. I just don't want people to ignore this plan because it's hard work for a month, that's all :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Highkick
        Congrats OP!

        Thank you for sharing! I for one am very appreciative of you sharing your action plan.

        I read a similar action plan in which the author advises to select 30 keywords per niche/product & write 30 articles for each keyword tallying up to roughly 150 articles per week! All pointing to your website &/or affiliate. This will ensure your success!

        This is exactly what the competition is doing who are succeeding. So for those that gripe, either step up or get out of the way!


        Originally Posted by Robert Colle View Post

        I think we are on the same line of thinking. Seriously 100 articles?

        Even I who is a very good writer I hardly do that in such a short time. Except the articles are just not that good.

        And too if I could really write that much in such a short time then I will definitely go for a book publishing that could make me even hundreds as much as $3000.

        Any way thanks for the sharing but I think I must disagree to agree, IM is much more easier than that.
        Huh?...Come again?!

        Well, judging by the way I can hardly understand what the hell you're saying, I am gonna go out on a limb here and guess that most of your articles 'are just not that good'
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          Originally Posted by Highkick View Post

          Huh?...Come again?!

          Well, judging by the way I can hardly understand what the hell you saying, I am gonna go out on a limb here and guess that most of your articles 'are just not that good'
          Well, once again, I need that 'LOL' button

          I hope Allen will put one up, soon Would go so well with a 'Thanks' button.
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          I guess I didn't mention this, the articles do have to be readable for this strategy to work. {sigh}
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    This is a whole new world to me--- jeez.

    Need to get on top of my article building.
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    Great tips!
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  • Profile picture of the author mmcqueen
    Sean,

    Sorry to hear about your sickness. Hope you are getting better then you were before you got sick. Good plan you have on making money. Where most people fail is not making a plan and sticking to it.

    Good luck on both paying your hospital/doctor bills and getting your health back.

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  • Profile picture of the author arwa
    I'll try it
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  • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
    Thanks so much for your post.
    I have started implimenting this idea onto one of my sites that wasn't doing so well. I would love to know your thoughts on what you think to my site

    This is the squeeze page: organicnews.organichomeproducts.net

    This is the site: organichomeproducts.net

    Please let me know your thoughts. I have roughly 20 articles on there now

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author clint48
      I think you can have 2 links on your articles on most article directories, so I would link to a sign up form with a free give away on my website and with the other link I would link to the product

      Clint.
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  • Profile picture of the author Latsyrc
    Ok, sorry for the ignorant question. But I don't have a mailing list yet. So I am assuming the emailing part is if you have a list of people?
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    • Profile picture of the author solotr
      It sounds like a good plan, but like Counselormom mentions - it appears you must first have a list to send offers too. Or is there a step missing?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
      Originally Posted by counselormom View Post

      Ok, sorry for the ignorant question. But I don't have a mailing list yet. So I am assuming the emailing part is if you have a list of people?
      NO... The whole point of this is to build a mailing list. The emails you write are loaded into your autoresponder and you set the time intervals as to when they are mailed out. As people start subscribing they will be at the start of the sequence.

      In other words everyone who joins your mailing list no matter when they join will always start at the beginning of your email sequence, even when subscribers join a year from now they will still take the same path as everyone else who subscribed before them.

      When you send a broadcast, that means you can mail you entire list right away with a different message if you feel the need for them to also get some important updates that cannot wait for the sequence to get it to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
    The whole point of building a squeeze page and directing people to your squeeze page is so that they opt into your offer.
    You send them a freebee like an ebook or a report
    Then you begin emailing them regulally as mentioned every 3 days and then when your list reaches 500 people you can send promotional blasts.

    Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    How convenient... you post a thread with "wishy washy" advice that is not only dated and lacking any real actionable information, but is also extremely biased towards writing a lot of articles.

    Then your sig has article writing services in it.

    And you're writing articles for $4, when you have a plan for making $3k per month from affiliate marketing yourself?

    Some people may be a bit wet around the ears here, but I know when the bull**** is being fed.
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    • Profile picture of the author AcmePLR
      Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

      How convenient... you post a thread with "wishy washy" advice that is not only dated and lacking any real actionable information, but is also extremely biased towards writing a lot of articles.

      Then your sig has article writing services in it.

      And you're writing articles for $4, when you have a plan for making $3k per month from affiliate marketing yourself?

      Some people may be a bit wet around the ears here, but I know when the bull**** is being fed.
      I'm new here, and I'm an article writer, so I just want to be clear on things before I start any threads. So if I start a thread that involves how to use articles, and my sig promotes my PLR and/or article writing services, that's not ok? I'm not trying to be sarcastic, I just really need to know what will or won't be offensive to other members before I post anything.

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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by AcmePLR View Post

        I'm new here, and I'm an article writer, so I just want to be clear on things before I start any threads. So if I start a thread that involves how to use articles, and my sig promotes my PLR and/or article writing services, that's not ok? I'm not trying to be sarcastic, I just really need to know what will or won't be offensive to other members before I post anything.

        Arlie
        Arlie, actually it is fine to do what you propose, as long as you aren't directly soliciting people to click on your signature link. If you post practical and helpful content, you shouldn't get into any trouble at all.

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  • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
    He never says or even mentions buying article writing services from him. I write my articles myself but you could start from nothing and outsource them once you start making money.

    Its a very easy system to impliment. I will keep you updated and let you know how I get on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Jordan
    Sounds like a lot of work but a good way to make money. I guess I'll just have to do it without thinking much about the workload. Thanks for the share.
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    • Profile picture of the author Truckster
      Originally Posted by Mark Jordan View Post

      Sounds like a lot of work but a good way to make money. I guess I'll just have to do it without thinking much about the workload. Thanks for the share.
      Any business worth having is a lot of work. Is it just me or do others find themselves still at the keyboard at 2 A.M.? The difference is it's more fun than a real job!
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    If you follow the plan as suggested it isn't that much work. Once you can afford to outsource it!
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    Hi guys, if I'm not mistaken then 100 articles means 500 subscribers in a month and $3,000 in a month.

    So if only 1% buying on that email blast, meaning only 5 buy, the product price must be $600? 10% conversion = 50 person bought = $60 product price. I consider 1%-5% conversion is good enough.

    If 10% visiting your sales page become your subscriber then 5000 traffic to that sales page a month. 10% is high enough?

    Do you think my assumption is correct?
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    • Profile picture of the author Syamsul Alam
      Originally Posted by goodmast3r View Post

      Hi guys, if I'm not mistaken then 100 articles means 500 subscribers in a month and $3,000 in a month.

      So if only 1% buying on that email blast, meaning only 5 buy, the product price must be $600? 10% conversion = 50 person bought = $60 product price. I consider 1%-5% conversion is good enough.

      If 10% visiting your sales page become your subscriber then 5000 traffic to that sales page a month. 10% is high enough?

      Do you think my assumption is correct?
      You forgot that you promote 5 times with more than 10 days interval.

      So, assuming that 3% is buying (15), multiply by 5 promotional email (75).

      Target = $3000 / month --> (3000 : 75) = $40 product which is make sense...
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  • Profile picture of the author tandren544
    Great plan.

    Not $3k/mo material. But overall this is a good plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author corsleymaxwell
      Can you share your tips and secrets on how did you become successful in email marketing? :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Radcliff
      Originally Posted by tandren544 View Post

      Great plan.

      Not $3k/mo material. But overall this is a good plan.
      Anyway I am going to try it...there is nothing to lose.thanks for the tips
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    • Profile picture of the author singhavn
      Congratulation on your success but it looks like too tedius work to me. But at the end it pays and that what matters.
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    • Profile picture of the author cookingdiva
      Sounds good when I read it, how doable it is for a noob like me?

      1. Do you have 2 sites, one pointing to squeeze page and other with articles posts? or you do it in same word press site?

      2. If you repost your article with only title change to ezine and other directory, do they allow it? Is there is duplicate penalty?

      3. How long do you have wait before getting 500 subscribers?

      4. I am assuming these 100 keywords are related to one main keyword? How do you look for 1000 sites with or without keywords? Going through each search pages?

      I am sure I am missing something here that is more.
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    • Profile picture of the author alwaysready
      Very interesting to be shared !
      Successful stories matter all the time and i loved to read about it ,
      scheduling is an important task , and being organised matters !
      nice post and Good . LuCk
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    • Profile picture of the author wannabeme
      One question:you say just change the title and even no spin,no rewrite,just submit them to ezinearticles.How can you do that?Ezine can find similar articles now ,you even can't submit it.And google will find lots of duplicated articles.I'm afraid it's no use if you just the title.
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      • Profile picture of the author markowe
        Originally Posted by wannabeme View Post

        One question:you say just change the title and even no spin,no rewrite,just submit them to ezinearticles.How can you do that?Ezine can find similar articles now ,you even can't submit it.And google will find lots of duplicated articles.I'm afraid it's no use if you just the title.
        Somebody will straighten you out on these points, I am short of time but you are wrong on several counts!
        But just wanted to add my sceptical voice. Not that a method like this couldn't work, a 100-page site around a single subject is what everyone else is doing in some way or another. But that's just it, what have we learned that's new here? Write a lot of relevant content and you will likely do well! I can't believe all these people saying "great method, I'll try it". What, you are just going to go and write a HUNDRED articles, just on the offchance it might 'work'?! Actually, it probably will, but I doubt 0.5% will actually go through with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMPADAWON
      Thanks for the info. But i have a question. How do u know if there are less than 1000 sites with the keyword in their title? Is it a feature in Market Samurai? If so can u tell me which one?
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      • Profile picture of the author Julie McElroy
        Originally Posted by IMPADAWON View Post

        Thanks for the info. But i have a question. How do u know if there are less than 1000 sites with the keyword in their title? Is it a feature in Market Samurai? If so can u tell me which one?
        I believe that is the SEOC - but that is hard to find! Is there a method to this or do you just keep drilling down to get that. My next question is is there any traffic to those keywords - because that is important as well.
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        • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
          Originally Posted by Julie McElroy View Post

          I believe that is the SEOC - but that is hard to find! Is there a method to this or do you just keep drilling down to get that. My next question is is there any traffic to those keywords - because that is important as well.
          In domain samurai its SEOTC. If you just want to use google, click on advanced search and change results from 10 to 100. Then search using this phrase: allintitle:"your keyword"

          Now, scroll to the very bottom and click on the last page of results. For whatever reasons, google has an error that reports way too many results, you'll be surprised when you try this.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Blueprinter
      Really nice to read how you are doing to make money online. I've doing the same thing almost but am trying to find clickbank products to promote and just focus on 1 keyword. The product name word. This works extremely well
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    • Profile picture of the author cborgrx
      I don't think I could write that much about quality material at my early stage. Hopefully hanging around here and contributing as much as I can will allow me to see the "light".
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      • Profile picture of the author miamichele
        What is a good length for the articles?
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        • Profile picture of the author eapen john
          Originally Posted by miamichele View Post

          What is a good length for the articles?
          400 to 500 words is ideal.
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        • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
          Originally Posted by miamichele View Post

          What is a good length for the articles?
          My advice...Make them exactly long enough to say what you intend to say.

          400 to 1500 words should work almost every time. Yes, I did say 1500.

          You may discover the bulk of your articles run from 400 to 600 words, but you really should ignore the "word count", and just make readable, highly informative, entertaining articles.

          Sean may disagree with me....
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          • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
            Originally Posted by Barry Unruh View Post

            My advice...Make them exactly long enough to say what you intend to say.

            400 to 1500 words should work almost every time. Yes, I did say 1500.

            You may discover the bulk of your articles run from 400 to 600 words, but you really should ignore the "word count", and just make readable, highly informative, entertaining articles.

            Sean may disagree with me....
            Nope :-) I think that people WAY over think article length. While they should be at least 300-400, the idea that a longer article is better is just not always true. A 400 word quality article is better than a 1000 word fluffed article, so... write til all the information is there.
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          • Profile picture of the author TimG
            Originally Posted by Barry Unruh View Post

            My advice...Make them exactly long enough to say what you intend to say.

            400 to 1500 words should work almost every time. Yes, I did say 1500.

            You may discover the bulk of your articles run from 400 to 600 words, but you really should ignore the "word count", and just make readable, highly informative, entertaining articles.

            Sean may disagree with me....
            Barry, well said......I never even look at my word count until after I'm done writing the article. This way I know that I've created the article based on getting a message across instead of writing to meet a specified word count.

            Lately I've been finding my articles coming in at about 500 - 520 words in length and the quality has increased which is always nice.

            Just for fun I'd invite anyone to look at the first articles they submitted to directories and look at the articles they submit now.

            I spent some time doing this and was embarrassed and shocked at what I submitted 5 years ago...especially my resource boxes....oh my gosh, they were so horrible.

            Respectfully,
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            • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
              Originally Posted by TimG View Post

              Barry, well said......I never even look at my word count until after I'm done writing the article. This way I know that I've created the article based on getting a message across instead of writing to meet a specified word count.

              Lately I've been finding my articles coming in at about 500 - 520 words in length and the quality has increased which is always nice.

              Just for fun I'd invite anyone to look at the first articles they submitted to directories and look at the articles they submit now.

              I spent some time doing this and was embarrassed and shocked at what I submitted 5 years ago...especially my resource boxes....oh my gosh, they were so horrible.

              Respectfully,
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              I looked at my old resource boxes this morning... just awful. One of them was 'If you want more information and don't mind reading, go here'. Oh well, live and learn.
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              • Profile picture of the author TimG
                Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

                I looked at my old resource boxes this morning... just awful. One of them was 'If you want more information and don't mind reading, go here'. Oh well, live and learn.
                LOl............I have yu beat. I had resource boxes that didn't even match the article.

                For example, my article may have been on auto insurance and my resource box would have a link to a cell phone service provider, another link to an elliptical trainer website and then a hard URL to another website.......disguisting to say the least.

                Had I only known than what I know now (sigh).

                Respectfully,
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis-White
      The more you submit the more traffic you get, I do something similar and its been working like a charm, newbies take notes then take action
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      This is one heck of work to do in a month. Wonderful!
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      Nice.. looks somewhat doable.
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    • Profile picture of the author franamico
      Great stuff,
      Niche marketing is definitely an excellent business model.
      Agree with you on the importance of keyword research. Striking that balance between the right number of searches and number of competing sites is almost an art.

      However you do want to consider the average page rank of competing sites, even when they are just a few...

      Of course, doing this manually is practically impossible...really important to have a reliable tool that does it for you.

      Anyway....thanks so much for your ideas and stay away from hospitals!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ibmethatswhoib
      Not to be negative and I'm sure this work. I know hard work and this plan does pay off (not sure about that much in the first month) but guy's also look at what he is promoting in his signature. His service is writing articles, so in the plan he tells you to write a 100 articles....Hmmmm
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      • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
        Originally Posted by ibmethatswhoib View Post

        Not to be negative and I'm sure this work. I know hard work and this plan does pay off (not sure about that much in the first month) but guy's also look at what he is promoting in his signature. His service is writing articles, so in the plan he tells you to write a 100 articles....Hmmmm
        Ha there's a reason I'm good at writing them. And just so that you're aware (because I get so tired of this sig stuff), I have had 2 people order articles from me as a result of this thread. Out of 14k+ views. So, the point of this was not to being in orders for me, it was to teach others how my sites were built.
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    Thank you very much for sharing this with the members of the Warrior Forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hammad
    Hmmm it is a nice n successful story. however it is not as easy to earn 3000$ as it is looking. it needs lots of effort and dedication. I hope you would agree with me.. but never the less it is a nice post. Thanks for sharing it.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Paul Barrs View Post

      Havn't bothered to read all the posts following, but wanted to say that this quote above is worth more than most WSO's you'll pay for.

      Gold!



      Paul
      I definitely concur on this, Paul. Selecting keyword-rich domain names using this process will ensure that ranking your sites (built on those domains) will be almost as easy as falling off a log!

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    Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post


    Now, write 100 articles, one for each keyword.
    Only 100?

    May aswell write more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronak Shah
    What is the name of the speech recognition software that you use to write the articles?

    May I have the name of the software please?
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Ronak Shah View Post

      What is the name of the speech recognition software that you use to write the articles?

      May I have the name of the software please?
      The most popular one that many marketers tend to prefer for its accuracy is Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS).

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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    WOW!! $3000! That is amazing!! I am going to try this and let you know how it goes. Will this work for .info domains?? I need a quick $3000 in one month.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by sarahberra View Post

      WOW!! $3000! That is amazing!! I am going to try this and let you know how it goes. Will this work for .info domains?? I need a quick $3000 in one month.
      Sarah, in terms of ranking websites the TLD (.com, .info, .net, .biz, etc.) has no bearing whatsoever on your chances of ranking for a keyword. What does matter is the keywords within the domain name - the TLD does not make a difference one way or the other.

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    • Profile picture of the author James Vang
      Originally Posted by sarahberra View Post

      WOW!! $3000! That is amazing!! I am going to try this and let you know how it goes. Will this work for .info domains?? I need a quick $3000 in one month.
      Yeah but if you ever want to resell your site a .info may be worth less to some people than a .com. Just something to think about.
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    How do you send an already submitted article to EZA?
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    • Profile picture of the author Britt Malka
      Originally Posted by Talinn View Post

      How do you send an already submitted article to EZA?
      You're allowed to post to your own blog and then to EZA - they even have a plugin for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Britt Malka
    Hi ArticlePrince

    I hope you're doing better now, and thank you for making this post.

    I love the step-by-step plan

    Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

    Find at least 100 good keywords (download domain samurai, which is free) What's my criteria for a good keyword? I want less than 1000 sites to have the keyword in their title, I don't really care how many searches it gets.
    How do you do this? I downloaded Domain Samurai, and then I tried with a keyword, but I got only one result with less than 1000 sites with the keyword in their title, so I must have done something wrong.

    Second question: How do you monetize your site? Is it only through your own products and affiliate products? Or do you have AdSense on as well? Or other things?
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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    For those that are turned off by the thought of writing 100 articles from scratch you can always purchase high quality PLR articles and then spend a few hours rewriting them.

    Right now if you conduct a search in the WSO section of the Warrior Forum there are at least 3 or 4 offers that are suitable for implementing the plan described by Sean. That's what I'm personally doing as part of my 2011 business objectives.

    Respectfully,
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    PS - Sean, I'm glad you're feeling better. I had my own health issues for several months this year and I know how much it can suck. Fortunately my 21 years in the Army provided me free health insurance which saved my butt from outrageously high hospital bills.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnyeo90
    Use www.listwire.com(free autoresponder)
    Although not really good.
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  • Profile picture of the author ilgust
    Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

    Write 20 emails, with 3 out of every 4 being good information and the 4th being promotional. Sign up at Mailchimp(EDIT: Alexa Smith informed me that affiliate marketing is against MC's TOS, so only sell your own products until you can switch!), which is free up to 1000 subscribers. Schedule your emails to go out every 3 days after sign up
    Eh, did I miss something? :confused: Where did you get your e-mail list to send those e-mails? :confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author DATruk
      Originally Posted by ilgust View Post

      Eh, did I miss something? :confused: Where did you get your e-mail list to send those e-mails? :confused:
      Hi ilgust, I believe he meant setting up the emails for the autoresponder, then when someone signs up from the squeeze page they start getting the autoresponder sequence.
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      • Profile picture of the author millardsc
        Thanks for sharing this with the forum. sounds like you developed a workable plan and juststuck with it. I wish you much more success in the future.

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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    Nice post Sean. Looks like a solid system others can use and tweak. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Julie McElroy
    Actually, that is a pretty good plan, and somewhat realistic. It does take time and people may not know all the technical aspects of creating a squeeze page, etc. As far a key word research, I absolutely LOVE Market Samurai!! Was worth making the purchase (after the FREE trial).

    I want less than 1000 sites to have the keyword in their title
    Which function does this? Good info!
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  • Profile picture of the author cutyleo
    this process sounds good man, Thanks for sharing!!!!!! But is it really works for everyone???
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  • Profile picture of the author VeitSchenk
    great stuff!

    The only thing I would add is this: at least initially stay away from the IM niche when picking a niche.

    Why?

    a) competition is fairly high (but that shouldn't really put you off too much), but more importantly:
    b) refund rates are ridiculously high in the IM niche, far too many opportunity seekers who are broke, grab a product and then refund within the hour.

    I'm sure you've heard of this idea that you first think of your ideal client, the kind of person you'd like to work with, and then think of products you could sell to this ideal client.

    Ask yourself: is someone who is broke and very likely to ask for a refund after downloading the product your ideal client?

    Probably not, right?

    So, when going for "desperate" markets, ideally go for those where people are desperate for a solution OTHER than making instant cash because they're broke.

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  • Profile picture of the author sitefurnace
    Your figures don't add up.

    The industry average for monetizing a list is $1 per subscriber per month. This means you would need 3000 subscribers in your first month

    If your squeeze page converts at a respectable 25% this means you would need 12000 Uniques to your page.

    12000 Uniques from 100 articles in a month means 120 from each

    The average ezine article gets around a 10% CTR, this means each of your articles must have received 1200 views each.

    I can tell you that you are lucky to get just 100 visitors over the WHOLE LIFETIME of an article on ezine!

    You are a factor of around 12 out

    Add to this that all these averages are taken from the IM niche and this is PARTICULARLY suited to this kind of method, other niches are no where near as profitable.

    How do you explain these figures?
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    • Profile picture of the author TimG
      Originally Posted by sitefurnace View Post

      Your figures don't add up.

      The industry average for monetizing a list is $1 per subscriber per month. This means you would need 3000 subscribers in your first month

      If your squeeze page converts at a respectable 25% this means you would need 12000 Uniques to your page.

      12000 Uniques from 100 articles in a month means 120 from each

      The average ezine article gets around a 10% CTR, this means each of your articles must have received 1200 views each.

      I can tell you that you are lucky to get just 100 visitors over the WHOLE LIFETIME of an article on ezine!

      You are a factor of around 12 out

      Add to this that all these averages are taken from the IM niche and this is PARTICULARLY suited to this kind of method, other niches are no where near as profitable.

      How do you explain these figures?
      Good grief....where are you getting those figures from? If each article submitted to Ezinearticles.com only generated 100 visitors over it's lifetime then it would be a complete waste of time to submit there.

      There are many article marketers that average well above that number for their submitted articles but they know what they are doing.

      An article that targets the wrong keywords never gets ranked
      An article that has a poor article title never gets clicked on
      A poorly written article offering no value never gets read all the way to the end
      An article with a poor resource box never gets the links in it clicked on
      A website that is being promoted by a bunch of crappy articles never receives visitors

      However, if you get all of those factors listed above right with your articles you will find that the traffic is generated on autopilot indefinately.

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    • Profile picture of the author normanm4
      Originally Posted by sitefurnace View Post

      Your figures don't add up.

      The industry average for monetizing a list is $1 per subscriber per month. This means you would need 3000 subscribers in your first month

      If your squeeze page converts at a respectable 25% this means you would need 12000 Uniques to your page.

      12000 Uniques from 100 articles in a month means 120 from each

      The average ezine article gets around a 10% CTR, this means each of your articles must have received 1200 views each.

      I can tell you that you are lucky to get just 100 visitors over the WHOLE LIFETIME of an article on ezine!

      You are a factor of around 12 out

      Add to this that all these averages are taken from the IM niche and this is PARTICULARLY suited to this kind of method, other niches are no where near as profitable.

      How do you explain these figures?
      Curious where you got your industry averages from. That would be great information to check out. Always interested in new sources that pin down some basics.
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    • Profile picture of the author Clubland
      Originally Posted by sitefurnace View Post

      Your figures don't add up.

      The industry average for monetizing a list is $1 per subscriber per month. This means you would need 3000 subscribers in your first month

      If your squeeze page converts at a respectable 25% this means you would need 12000 Uniques to your page.

      12000 Uniques from 100 articles in a month means 120 from each

      The average ezine article gets around a 10% CTR, this means each of your articles must have received 1200 views each.

      I can tell you that you are lucky to get just 100 visitors over the WHOLE LIFETIME of an article on ezine!

      You are a factor of around 12 out

      Add to this that all these averages are taken from the IM niche and this is PARTICULARLY suited to this kind of method, other niches are no where near as profitable.

      How do you explain these figures?
      Easily achievable, if you back link the articles with social bookmarking, with article views. But, getting 25% conversions on a squeeze page from article traffic, surely that isn't possible, is it?

      Because, with email marketing, you can warm up your leads to send them to the squeeze page. But, you can not do that with articles, as they are really there for informational purposes and backlinks to your site.

      But, then again i could be wrong, seeing i know nothing about articles. However, by what i have read and learnt, it isn't possible. Unless the marketers i learn from are lying.
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  • Profile picture of the author jackc2107
    So does the traffic for your squeeze page come from pure article marketing and the sites they are posted on or do you get high serps as well? Or other traffic forms?
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  • Profile picture of the author ydsimple
    man you are crazy ) 10-20 articles a day .... whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa man you are awsome )
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  • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
    Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

    Aweber (I hate mailchimp, as soon as you can afford it I'd switch)
    Why do you hate it?
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  • Profile picture of the author gjohansson1
    Its really good to have actual numbers and a guide to go by. It makes goal setting and goal achieving really easy. For anyone planning on using this article strategy, I recommend taking this guide and turning it into a checklist.

    That's what I am doing at least, because I see the great potential here! I just finished my first article since my list and target market is already in place. Thanks for the awesome strategy and congratulations, Sean!
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  • Profile picture of the author zapp1com
    I'm liking it...
    It seems like a simple enough formula to follow....
    Keep up the good work
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  • Profile picture of the author petevamp
    Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post


    Now, I know a domain name is $10 and hosting is about $10 a month, so you need $20 to do this. Don't have it? Here's what I had to do: sell some of my stuff on Ebay. There's no listing fee if your auction starts at less than a dollar, and the final fee comes out of your price anyway. Once this starts rolling, send out a promotional blast when you have 500 subscribers.
    Not to be a party poop but here is a better Idea. Why not just get aweber to start with in the first place. It is only $1 for the first 30 days. So instead of starting with something that limits what you can do with it why not just start with something that is going to open you up for bigger and better opportunities. Not to mention there is a free auto responder script out there that doesnt limit you on subscribers. Granted it is not the best but it does work for the most part. You just need to put in a little more effort into making sure they go out on time. That and you will need some knowledge of cron jobs to make it work properly. Thanks for sharing though I will be trying this with my next site just to see how well it does.

    One question though I am assuming that your are installing wp to a blog or articles folder. If not please fill me in on this for I am in the process of starting your little strategy real soon. Thanks again for share I am looking forward to testing it out.
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    waw, mate, you give us a ready-to-go system. People, work on this and you'll see sales!
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Gardner
    Keep up the great work, man.

    Have you ever consider compiling several articles into an ebook? Since you have hundreds of articles you could create dozens of ebooks in theory, and then submit them to free ebook sites as well as to Amazon. Just a thought.
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  • I'd like to point out that the month after you do this you will more than double your money and so on and so forth. This kind of strategy really gets good the longer you stay with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author upgradereality
    How do you write 20 articles in a day. I can't get past 5. I hate writing articles for ezine purposes
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by upgradereality View Post

      How do you write 20 articles in a day. I can't get past 5. I hate writing articles for ezine purposes
      Through practice. Time yourself on each occasion when you write an article. I also think you'll become more efficient at writing if you do all the necessary research and draft out the outline before starting to actually type out your article.
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    • Profile picture of the author Henri J
      Originally Posted by upgradereality View Post

      How do you write 20 articles in a day. I can't get past 5. I hate writing articles for ezine purposes
      I started off only being able to write 1-2 articles a day. Then I learned to uncensor myself when I wrote, then I learned to outline, and then I become better at researching.

      Now I can easily write 20 articles a day for EzineArticles. My record is close to 40.

      It's all in the mind
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
        Originally Posted by Henri J View Post

        I started off only being able to write 1-2 articles a day. Then I learned to uncensor myself when I wrote, then I learned to outline, and then I become better at researching.

        Now I can easily write 20 articles a day for EzineArticles. My record is close to 40.

        It's all in the mind
        Ya can't just waltz in here, drop that in the middle of the floor and be on your merry way.

        Please elaborate on what you mean by uncensor and the methods you used to achieve it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
          By uncensor he means that he stopped trying to stop things from being dumped on the paper.

          The problem with many people is that they spend too much time trying to write the perfect article instead of writing a "good enough" one that achieves similar results. I'll be honest in that I am dealing with that right now as I am writing in a new niche .

          Once you know the information well enough it becomes simple to slap up a quick outline and be on your way. I can write on the World of Warcraft niche on a whim because I know the topic so well. In many cases I get along great without an outline because I just write. My brain knows what I am trying to say.. so I let it say it. When I go back to edit it I will be able to tell how crazy my mind really was

          Just sit down and write and write some more. Go back and edit AFTER you are done. Being able to do that will save you plenty of time alone.
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          • Profile picture of the author kevtycoon
            Thoroughly enjoying this thread and working through some of the mechanics. OK so the order of development is:

            Day 1: Find niche, 100 keywords, install WP and create freebie (3-4 hours)
            Day 2: Write 10 emails, create squeeze page
            Day 3: Write 10 emails, schedule all emails ...

            Then only day 4 we begin to write the articles.

            A couple of questions:
            1. On Day 2 the Squeeze page was developed so what was this pointing to (or isn't it as yet pointing to anything)? and to what did the emails point 2 before the articles were written? I'm assuming this was just information.
            2. Do you vary what the squeeze page points to depending upon what you are currently promoting (your own product, affilliate product etc). Bearing in mind there are dozens of pages on the site.

            May be kinda obvious but just want to clarify

            Many Thanks OP
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            • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
              Originally Posted by kevtycoon View Post

              Thoroughly enjoying this thread and working through some of the mechanics. OK so the order of development is:

              Day 1: Find niche, 100 keywords, install WP and create freebie (3-4 hours)
              Day 2: Write 10 emails, create squeeze page
              Day 3: Write 10 emails, schedule all emails ...

              Then only day 4 we begin to write the articles.

              A couple of questions:
              1. On Day 2 the Squeeze page was developed so what was this pointing to (or isn't it as yet pointing to anything)? and to what did the emails point 2 before the articles were written? I'm assuming this was just information.
              2. Do you vary what the squeeze page points to depending upon what you are currently promoting (your own product, affilliate product etc). Bearing in mind there are dozens of pages on the site.

              May be kinda obvious but just want to clarify

              Many Thanks OP
              1. The squeeze page would point to a simple page with a freebie that you give them

              2. Since the site targets a niche, the squeeze page always points to the same thing. I vary what I'm promoting through the emails.
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            • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
              The squeeze page is on a site you own optimally. It doesn't really point anywhere as much as it has everything pointing towards it.

              As far as the emails. The promotional ones can be direct affiliate links, the non promotional don't need to be pointed anywhere. You could even hold off pointing them anywhere and save them as text files until you actually start posting the articles on your site and submitting them to the article directories. This way you can point your informational emails towards other relevant content if you wish.

              The squeeze page content will be points about the freebie that you create on day 1. This should be related to the niche you are in, obviously, but it can be independent of the products you promote.
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              • Profile picture of the author kevtycoon
                Got it, and great stuff. Cheers guys.

                On another note, for those (like me) struggling to write 15 - 20 articles a day I came across a post on this very forum promoting Jason Fladlien's '7-minute article' course where, as the name suggests he teaches you to write 400-500 word articles in 7 minutes. I bought it last night and tried it out today. Like OP he uses voice recogntion software - I think he recommends Dragon, can't remember. My first attempt took me about 15 minutes to write my first 500 word article. OK so double the estimate on my first attempt but darn, that brings me under 4 hours for 15 articles (is my maths correct?). And I'm sure I'll get quicker with practice. "Jeez, I can do this" I thought. I have no link at all with Jason or his course (wish I wrote it ) but highly recommend it for anyone who wants to give OP's $3k/mo method a shot.

                Hope I didn't hi-jack the thread but I think this may help those serious about this method but struggling ...
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                • Profile picture of the author paulie888
                  Originally Posted by kevtycoon View Post

                  Got it, and great stuff. Cheers guys.

                  On another note, for those (like me) struggling to write 15 - 20 articles a day I came across a post on this very forum promoting Jason Fladlien's '7-minute article' course where, as the name suggests he teaches you to write 400-500 word articles in 7 minutes. I bought it last night and tried it out today. Like OP he uses voice recogntion software - I think he recommends Dragon, can't remember. My first attempt took me about 15 minutes to write my first 500 word article. OK so double the estimate on my first attempt but darn, that brings me under 4 hours for 15 articles (is my maths correct?). And I'm sure I'll get quicker with practice. "Jeez, I can do this" I thought. I have no link at all with Jason or his course (wish I wrote it ) but highly recommend it for anyone who wants to give OP's $3k/mo method a shot.

                  Hope I didn't hi-jack the thread but I think this may help those serious about this method but struggling ...
                  He recommends Dragon, and it works amazingly well once you "train" it repeatedly with your voice.

                  As with anything in life, you will get better and faster at doing this with more practice. I firmly believe that an average person should be able to get these articles done in 10-15 minutes after doing this for a little while. If you keep doing it, you may even be able to reduce it to below 10 minutes.

                  Just don't expect to whiz through the articles in 7 minutes during the first few days or even weeks, but with focused effort you should get there pretty soon. As with anything worth having in life, this is totally worth the effort!
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    • Profile picture of the author Brinks
      Originally Posted by upgradereality View Post

      How do you write 20 articles in a day. I can't get past 5. I hate writing articles for ezine purposes
      Don't think it of as article writing, but generating content.

      I typically write my blog posts first, which motivate me because they have a clear result: additional content to my blog. Once a week, I take my week's worth of posts, rewrite them a tad while watching football, and then submit them to the article databases.

      I find that this approach keeps me sane
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    • Profile picture of the author TimG
      Originally Posted by upgradereality View Post

      How do you write 20 articles in a day. I can't get past 5. I hate writing articles for ezine purposes
      You write 20 articles in a day the same way you write 5 articles in a day.....one word at a time!

      The reality is, when your back is against the wall you will find that there is a deep inner drive which will allow you to accomplish anything. Sometimes our greatest motivator is a sense of desperation or urgency.

      Respectfully,
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      • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
        Originally Posted by TimG View Post

        You write 20 articles in a day the same way you write 5 articles in a day.....one word at a time!

        The reality is, when your back is against the wall you will find that there is a deep inner drive which will allow you to accomplish anything. Sometimes our greatest motivator is a sense of desperation or urgency.

        Respectfully,
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        Very true. When I did this, I had 300,000 in medical debts, 60,ooo in student loans and my wife and 10 month old to take care of. In my mind, I had no choice but to write that much. While I DO NOT recommend putting yourself into a desperate situation, you should create the biggest sense of urgency that you can. And listen to Tim, he knows way more than I do :-)

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        Originally Posted by TimG View Post

        You write 20 articles in a day the same way you write 5 articles in a day.....one word at a time!

        The reality is, when your back is against the wall you will find that there is a deep inner drive which will allow you to accomplish anything. Sometimes our greatest motivator is a sense of desperation or urgency.

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        Yep. Wholeheartedly concur.
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
      Originally Posted by upgradereality View Post

      How do you write 20 articles in a day. I can't get past 5. I hate writing articles for ezine purposes
      Writing 20 articles a day is pretty simple actually. That is about 8,000 words if they are 400 words each. I write probably close to 20,000 words a day between my writing business, my own articles for my sites, and forum posts. It really is not that hard if you just sit down and do it.

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    Awesome stuff. While I do things differently, I do have a lot of experience in article marketing and know that this is solid and definitely workable plan.

    It's all about taking massive action and building on that, not about having the perfect plan.
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    good plan,but result.......
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  • Profile picture of the author chinedu86
    this seems easy but really isn't easy.For those that have tried or are trying this method,any luck?
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by chinedu86 View Post

      this seems easy but really isn't easy.For those that have tried or are trying this method,any luck?
      It is simple, not easy. If you want easy, get a job somewhere. I find it interesting that at least once a week someone posts EXACTLY how they earned their money, and without fail people say that it's too much work.

      You are going to have to do work at some point to earn money, even if you outsource everything.

      You don't need to do all of this in a month, that's just how i chose to do it because I was tired of having money problems. I'll be happy to answer any questions, but you WILL have to do work with article marketing. That's just how it is.

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      • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

        It is simple, not easy. If you want easy, get a job somewhere. I find it interesting that at least once a week someone posts EXACTLY how they earned their money, and without fail people say that it's too much work.

        You are going to have to do work at some point to earn money, even if you outsource everything.

        You don't need to do all of this in a month, that's just how i chose to do it because I was tired of having money problems. I'll be happy to answer any questions, but you WILL have to do work with article marketing. That's just how it is.

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        Well put Sean, everybody wants a get rich quick scheme that requires no work and it makes me sick!
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorGal
    Thank you for laying out a good plan Sean. To those who think it sounds like a lot of work...don't let that daunt you. Remember the saying: "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time".

    I particularly like Henri J's posts above. JUST START. Anything gets easier the more you do it.

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    • Profile picture of the author linksman
      It's a good plan to get started. You often read stuff about writing articles etc and they never give actual numbers that work. A lot of people write less than 10 articles, don't get any sales or traffic and say it doesn't work. You only get out what you put in!
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  • Profile picture of the author VeronicaD
    That's a pretty good overall plan, but pretty time consuming. Actually, I just sold an affiliate site I made a couple months ago with a few posts on it... I found a high-ranking article on EZA and I looked at what keywords and how they used them (when, where, etc... reverse engineer them!). Then I wrote one and it's been #3 for quite some time. I also have an ArticlesBase one in position #5. I didn't have to write a billion articles Most traffic comes through them, with a little from organic Google. You don't have to reinvent the wheel. Just do what works!
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  • Profile picture of the author InnerCircleTeam
    Good Plan, but a bit labor intensive. Outsourcing the content may be better time managment. Other Traffic Sources may help.....

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  • Profile picture of the author Fitzwise
    thanks for the advise. I am just starting to do article writing so this will be very helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author DJ Hughes
    Excellent plan. I definitely need to scale up my article marketing.

    Thanks for sharing, Sean.
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    Aricle marketing is one of those methods that can get you very targeted subscriber base. Combine guest blogging with article marketing and you will have article marketing on steroids
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  • Profile picture of the author stanislavlem
    It seems, Sean, you work a lot... REALLY!

    You must be motivated to write so many articles...
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by stanislavlem View Post

      It seems, Sean, you work a lot... REALLY!

      You must be motivated to write so many articles...
      I only had to do it one month, now I outsource all of the writing for my sites. That's what I think people are missing about this, yes it sucks for a month. After that, just keep outsourcing more and more.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by trietvm View Post

      That sounds great.But how exactly did you write your articles?
      I used Windows Speech Recognition and correct the 10-12 mistakes that it will make. Much much faster than typing, took me only 3-4 hours to write 20 articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by proseller View Post

      Looks like lot of work.
      My goodness, I had no idea! Sorry, but you WILL have to do work at some point to make money online, or even offline. All the software in the world won't completely get rid of all work. YES THIS IS A FAIR BIT OF WORK. HOWEVER, IT IS LESS THAN 8 HOURS A DAY FOR A MONTH, THEN YOU CAN OUTSOURCE THE SECOND MONTH.


      I'd rather work hard for a month than work harder avoiding work the rest of my life.
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    • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
      Originally Posted by proseller View Post

      Looks like lot of work.
      Didn't like 600 other people already say this? Is there a point to you parroting them?
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      • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
        Originally Posted by peter gibson View Post

        Didn't like 600 other people already say this? Is there a point to you parroting them?
        It's to make me crazy. Note: You CANNOT make money. You can only EARN money in some way. (This isn't at you peter, just the non-workers). Do this one month, then create a quality product and let affiliates sell, or outsource this plan completely. Whatever. The point is, work hard for ONE MONTH and you'll be set.
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        • Profile picture of the author Race2Millions
          Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

          The point is, work hard for ONE MONTH and you'll be set.
          Thank you for this....This is the best advice I heard in a longtime. We are in a time when everyone (including me) wants instant gratification. No one wants to work for anything any more.

          So with that being said I am going to work my butt off hard for one month, evaluate then continue to work my butt off until I get my desired results.

          Thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
            Originally Posted by Race2Millions View Post

            Thank you for this....This is the best advice I heard in a longtime. We are in a time when everyone (including me) wants instant gratification. No one wants to work for anything any more.

            So with that being said I am going to work my butt off hard for one month, evaluate then continue to work my butt off until I get my desired results.

            Thanks
            Good luck, let me know if you have any questions. Just don't get discouraged if it takes a eek before you start getting consistent sales, it'll come.
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            • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
              Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

              Just don't get discouraged if it takes a eek before you start getting consistent sales, it'll come.
              lol, with the tone of many statements in this thread I'm not sure if you made a Typo, A Freudian Slip, or a Brilliant comment there...
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    Hi,

    Having been in business since I was 16, working both offline and online, I have lost money and made money. Had fun and not so much fun. But, I am self-employed and proud of it.

    But as others have pointed out there is a four letter word that some people in this world think is swearing and that is WORK. In this world if we want to have money we need to work, either for ourselves or by getting a job. Sorry but that is life.

    Also as others have said when your back is against the wall, you will work hard, you will put in the hours, and soon the money will start to flow back into your life, then you can make choices to either outsource or carry on working, the choice is yours, but by then you will have the money.

    ArticlePrince, has given us an outline for a plan that will work and does work. Just try it for a month and you will see the results.
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  • Profile picture of the author weatherforecast
    Thanks for your experience. It's a very good idea to start a buisness with no money. You must be a good writter. Anyway thanks for advices
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  • Profile picture of the author IMPADAWON
    So I get the hard work part. But I don't get how you can do the research to write 20 articles a day. Can some shed some light on this? I'm very new.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by IMPADAWON View Post

      So I get the hard work part. But I don't get how you can do the research to write 20 articles a day. Can some shed some light on this? I'm very new.
      All of the articles are on the same topic, just targeting different keywords. You'll only have to research the first day, after that you'll be familiar with the content.
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      • Profile picture of the author TimG
        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

        All of the articles are on the same topic, just targeting different keywords. You'll only have to research the first day, after that you'll be familiar with the content.
        That's a technique I like to also use....spend the first day conducting nothing but research (provided I haven't outsourced it).

        This allows the rest of the month to focus on nothing but creating quality content for distribution in order to create massive exposure for our squeeze page/product sale/affiliate site/adsense site.

        A lot of folks have been mentioning how much hard work is involved with this method.

        Consider this, today I watched my window cleaner clean the windows on my house and a neighbor's house. I also saw a yard worker standing on a ladder and cutting the limbs off my neighbor's tree. I figured it took him about 7-8 hours of manual labor to get the job done. THAT'S HARD WORK!!

        Personally, I'd rather sit in my house enjoying a nice drink while happily typing away on my computer in order to create content in support of my websites then have to do that form of work and I mean no disrespect to those that perform manual labor - I did it myself for 21 years as a Soldier.

        Respectfully,
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        • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
          Originally Posted by kevtycoon View Post

          I smile. Here's someone puts up a post on how to make $3K per month and the response? 'Geez, that's a lot of work'. Cracks me up.

          Anyway Sean, I come back to one point mentioned earlier: certainly your articles will point back to your squeeze page. But you mention 'other links'. Can you enlighten us as to what these other links are in addition to your article submissions? (are they forum posts/blog posts/directory submisions etc)

          Many many thanks for the expo mate
          I also make 30 second -1 minute videos for each keyword using a Flip and Tube Mogul and use Onlywire for quality social bookmarking links.

          Originally Posted by TimG View Post

          That's a technique I like to also use....spend the first day conducting nothing but research (provided I haven't outsourced it).

          This allows the rest of the month to focus on nothing but creating quality content for distribution in order to create massive exposure for our squeeze page/product sale/affiliate site/adsense site.

          A lot of folks have been mentioning how much hard work is involved with this method.

          Consider this, today I watched my window cleaner clean the windows on my house and a neighbor's house. I also saw a yard worker standing on a ladder and cutting the limbs off my neighbor's tree. I figured it took him about 7-8 hours of manual labor to get the job done. THAT'S HARD WORK!!

          Personally, I'd rather sit in my house enjoying a nice drink while happily typing away on my computer in order to create content in support of my websites then have to do that form of work and I mean no disrespect to those that perform manual labor - I did it myself for 21 years as a Soldier.

          Respectfully,
          Tim
          True story, work is only so hard in air conditioning (or heating). Try being a landscaper in Las Vegas during the summer, or redoing asphalt... this won't seem like hard work ;-)
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    I think I'll try this for several niches (3) and then compare the numbers. Good post. Thanks
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    I smile. Here's someone puts up a post on how to make $3K per month and the response? 'Geez, that's a lot of work'. Cracks me up.

    Anyway Sean, I come back to one point mentioned earlier: certainly your articles will point back to your squeeze page. But you mention 'other links'. Can you enlighten us as to what these other links are in addition to your article submissions? (are they forum posts/blog posts/directory submisions etc)

    Many many thanks for the expo mate
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    • Profile picture of the author Ehanson
      A good thread with a good game plan to follow.

      I've seen similar threads about article writing with similar amounts being generated in a month. It's interesting to see that if people follow a formula that has already been proven to work they should get similar results. It's a bit like science.

      However, it's sad to see so many people saying this is too much work. This method may have a bit of a learning curve but writing articles is nothing compared to back breaking physical labor. I guess some people want a button to press so they can print out money.:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Josiah Grimes
    Hey Sean,

    Thanks for the share. I read on a earlier post that you use a voice recognition tool to make your articles. That idea right there could be invaluable. I never thought of doing that. Genius.

    Thanks,

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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Josiah Grimes View Post

      Hey Sean,

      Thanks for the share. I read on a earlier post that you use a voice recognition tool to make your articles. That idea right there could be invaluable. I never thought of doing that. Genius.

      Thanks,

      Josiah
      Josiah, DNS (Dragon Naturally Speaking) is an even better speech recognition tool, and I believe that you can pick up the standard version for around $30. (This is version 10 which has since been superseded by version 11, but even this slightly older version is amazingly good.)

      It has unrivaled speech recognition capabilities, and in addition to that it works with practically any Windows application. If you really want to pump out articles in volume, this is probably the single best investment you could ever make.

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    What is the exact tool that you use?

    thanks,

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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by Josiah Grimes View Post

      What is the exact tool that you use?

      thanks,

      Josiah
      Currently, I use Windows Speech Recognition, which comes with Windows Vista. If my computer could run it, I would use Dragon Naturally Speaking. Hope it helps :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I had never heard of Dragon Naturally Speaking before. That's a game changer for my article writing as far as I'm concerned. It looks a bit pricey but with the amount of time I would be saving it would be worth it.

    Do you need a really good headset mic for it to work, or will a $20 craptacular one from Walmart do the trick?
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      Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

      I had never heard of Dragon Naturally Speaking before. That's a game changer for my article writing as far as I'm concerned. It looks a bit pricey but with the amount of time I would be saving it would be worth it.

      Do you need a really good headset mic for it to work, or will a $20 craptacular one from Walmart do the trick?
      The one that I use was $15 at Target :-)
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        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

        I one that I use was $15 at Target :-)
        Just to weigh in here - yeah, you don't need a studio-quality mic, BUT don't get some really cheap 'Skype' job - go at least a couple of notches up, like a decent Logitech job. The better the microphone, the better it will do the job (up to a point), and a really cheap and nasty microphone actually may not work properly at all with DNS - I had that experience, it just came out with gibberish!

        But you really have to have inspiration and know exactly what you are going to 'write' - if the 'thinking' part is taking longer than the 'writing' part then you will not get much out of the tool. But if you know exactly what you want to write, you can really talk fast and whack out whole paragraphs in one go. Oh yeah, you need silence around you, and no people listening to you spout on about garden gate hinges, or whatever the current long-tail is, else you get self-conscious!
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    Could someone clarify what he means by Schedule all and re-submit post? Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author gvannorman
    If I understand correctly you do the majority of your marketing through email. I guess that the majority of the marketers here agree that you need to build a list in order to actually make it.

    How many of your sales come from your blog/site compared to your email list?

    You don't have to give actual numbers but a percentage.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by gvannorman View Post

      If I understand correctly you do the majority of your marketing through email. I guess that the majority of the marketers here agree that you need to build a list in order to actually make it.

      How many of your sales come from your blog/site compared to your email list?

      You don't have to give actual numbers but a percentage.
      My one time offer converts at 9% because it is extremely targeted, my email marketing brings in most of the income. Overall, I average $44 for every 33 subscribers, which is about $1.3o per subscriber.
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        Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

        My one time offer converts at 9% because it is extremely targeted, my email marketing brings in most of the income. Overall, I average $44 for every 33 subscribers, which is about $1.3o per subscriber.
        Sean, I think this is the key which has allowed you to make far more than the average article marketer. Many article marketers are just direct linking to offers, and I'm pretty sure they don't convert well at all when you do that. On the other hand, if you capture your traffic/visitors as opt-ins and send them relevant emails and offers afterward, this raises the ultimate conversion rates dramatically.

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    Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

    Hello all! For those that don't know, I recently found myself in the hospital for a month. By the time I got out, I found myself... well, broke. So, I modified the plan that I used in the past to build sites and was fortunate enough to be able to turn it into a system. I can now build 2 sites like this a month without outsourcing, and you certainly could too. Here's what I did:

    Find a niche (just brainstorm anything you want, but you want there to be at least 50,ooo phrase searches per month)

    Find at least 100 good keywords (download domain samurai, which is free) What's my criteria for a good keyword? I want less than 1000 sites to have the keyword in their title, I don't really care how many searches it gets.

    Write 20 emails, with 3 out of every 4 being good information and the 4th being promotional. Sign up at Mailchimp(EDIT: Alexa Smith informed me that affiliate marketing is against MC's TOS, so only sell your own products until you can switch!), which is free up to 1000 subscribers. Schedule your emails to go out every 3 days after sign up

    Find a good squeeze page template (they're free all over the place) and create a good freebie to give away... it could be a pdf report, an audio cd, or a video. Try to be creative with it.

    Now, write 100 articles, one for each keyword. The keyword shuld be in the article title, once every 100 words, and an anchor text link in the resource box.

    Install wordpress on your site (I'll get to setting up the site in a second), and schedule your articles to post 5 every day for 1 week, then one a day after that.

    Each day, resubmit the articles that posted on your site (with only the title changed) to EzineArticles, Goarticles, and ArticleDashboard.

    Now, I know a domain name is $10 and hosting is about $10 a month, so you need $20 to do this. Don't have it? Here's what I had to do: sell some of my stuff on Ebay. There's no listing fee if your auction starts at less than a dollar, and the final fee comes out of your price anyway. Once this starts rolling, send out a promotional blast when you have 500 subscribers.

    Here's how I recommend reinvesting some of your earnings in order:

    ArticleBot to mass submit articles
    Aweber (I hate mailchimp, as soon as you can afford it I'd switch)
    Market Samurai
    Auto Backlink Bomb
    SE Nuke
    At $3000+ per month start outsourcing and double your efforts

    Sorry this is long, but here's the system I use to build a site in 2 weeks:

    Day 1: Find niche, 100 keywords, install WP and create freebie (3-4 hours)
    Day 2: Write 10 emails, create squeeze page
    Day 3: Write 10 emails, schedule all emails
    Day 4: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 5: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 6: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 7: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 8: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 9: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 10: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted

    Then all you have to do is resubmit one article a day for 2 months, and by that time the site will have made enough to outsource articles for the next 3 months.

    Sorry this was so long, I hope that it helps!


    EDIT: Yes I realize this is a lot of work and that it sucks to do, but you only do it for one month! The next month, outsource half the writing and all of the submitting. The third month, outsource everything and manage it. You work hard now so you won't have to later; it's worth it.
    Great tips ! But I didn't get what you said about resubmitting articles. How would those articles rank high if they are duplicate? And can you submit an article that already exists in your blog to ezinearticles.com or any other article submission site?

    And shouldn't you do a competition check for your title before creating an article on it?
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by eapen john View Post

      Great tips ! But I didn't get what you said about resubmitting articles. How would those articles rank high if they are duplicate? And can you submit an article that already exists in your blog to ezinearticles.com or any other article submission site?

      And shouldn't you do a competition check for your title before creating an article on it?
      Resubmit the articles to EZA, GoArticles, ArticleDashboard, and ArticleBase. There is no duplicate content penalty; you are syndicating the article. As far as researching the title for competition, you do that with your keyword research.
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    Syndicating the article creates more backlinks for your site and slightly increases the chance that other publishers will use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aira Bongco
    Sorry Sean but I have to agree with the guys here.

    Writing 100 articles is not only painful. It's slavery. It is like building a huge brick wall and telling people that they can't pass through no matter what they do. I don't like how this post raises people's hopes only to be shattered later when they have invested their precious time and money in this process.

    All I can say is that I have tried this in the early days when article directories are still generating some delicious traffic and it will still not live up to the claims you are making here. Sorry if I have to be in opposition here. I just don't see this post as valuable as the hype it is generating.

    Aira
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by airabongco View Post

      Sorry Sean but I have to agree with the guys here.

      Writing 100 articles is not only painful. It's slavery. It is like building a huge brick wall and telling people that they can't pass through no matter what they do. I don't like how this post raises people's hopes only to be shattered later when they have invested their precious time and money in this process.

      All I can say is that I have tried this in the early days when article directories are still generating some delicious traffic and it will still not live up to the claims you are making here. Sorry if I have to be in opposition here. I just don't see this post as valuable as the hype it is generating.

      Aira
      You're entitled to your opinion, no worries :-) However, this is not armchair theory. THIS IS WHAT I DID. I'm not saying that it will work every time. That depends on the niche, the keywords, the articles, the site, ad infinitum. However, you WILL make money doing this. If it's only $1k the first month, that's still a thousand more than most, and it grows from there. But I appreciate your honesty :-)

      As for slavery... might be some hyperbole there.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
      Originally Posted by airabongco View Post

      Sorry Sean but I have to agree with the guys here.

      Writing 100 articles is not only painful. It's slavery. It is like building a huge brick wall and telling people that they can't pass through no matter what they do. I don't like how this post raises people's hopes only to be shattered later when they have invested their precious time and money in this process.

      All I can say is that I have tried this in the early days when article directories are still generating some delicious traffic and it will still not live up to the claims you are making here. Sorry if I have to be in opposition here. I just don't see this post as valuable as the hype it is generating.

      Aira
      It's pretty easy to say what can't be done but we all have our opinions and you are entitled to yours.

      If you're concerned about peoples' hopes why not offer an alternate method because it sounds like because you couldn't do it therefore nobody else can either.
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  • Profile picture of the author eapen john
    Are autoblogging plugins on WP good for keeping the contents of our sites fresh and for bettering ranking by Google?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
      Inspirational thread, Sean. It just goes to show how much a desperately motivated person can really accomplish in a short period of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by eapen john View Post

      Are autoblogging plugins on WP good for keeping the contents of our sites fresh and for bettering ranking by Google?
      They're betting than not doing anything, and as you get more sites you'll find that those plugins are much faster than scheduling posts. I honestly use them now simply because it saves me so much time.
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    Thank you for sharing your techniques!

    Take care,

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  • Profile picture of the author nandi
    Thanks for sharing at least you have a step by step action plan, quite tedious but doable will try it too.
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    reading the posts give me a good drive to become better and better each day.
    indeed it is an inspiring numbers.
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    • Profile picture of the author NewbieGal
      I want to give this a try but have a question first.

      Do you use wordpress? If so, do you mean that your main page is your squeeze page and that is where you send your traffic to? You mention a squeeze page and you mention adding content to your site, so i am trying to understand how to layout the site.
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      • Profile picture of the author Key Largo
        Originally Posted by NewbieGal View Post

        I want to give this a try but have a question first.

        Do you use wordpress? If so, do you mean that your main page is your squeeze page and that is where you send your traffic to? You mention a squeeze page and you mention adding content to your site, so i am trying to understand how to layout the site.

        I'd like to know more about this as well please, Sean. You mentioned there are lots of free squeeze page templates for Wordpress, but I've been finding it difficult to find one that looks good. Any suggestions for a good free one?
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  • Profile picture of the author lior1970
    It's a really good strategy. Thanks for sharing! It's correct that most people fail on the hard efforts. But if they see the goal is not so far, a few of them will pass it to be real winners. My conclusion is: Act and finish it!
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  • Profile picture of the author weatherforecast
    Thanks for share your experience. It'a a good start for the newbies. You must know very well writing articles. For good writters it's a very good ideas to get extra cash
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by healymedia View Post

      I have no doubt that this technique would work in the long run (in fact it's basically been proven time and time again that it does), but I take issue with the idea of $3000/month in the first month.

      I'm not saying the OP didn't pull this off, because I don't know him and I have no reason to believe he's lying, but I will say that anyone reading this should realize that these results are by no means typical, in fact they're not even close to typical.

      The traffic/conversion numbers required to pull this off are very high. Much higher than most people, even very good writers in good niches, are likely to attain in their first month. So by all means, go out and put this to use, but don't be disappointed if after you write your first 100 articles you don't see results even close to those the OP has stated.

      For instance, the OP is quoted above as saying he makes $44/33 subscribers on average. So that's $1.33 per subscriber on average. So to make $3000 in the first month, you'd need 2256 subscribers.

      If your squeeze page converts at 50% (which is very high), you'd need 4512 visitors to it in that first month to reach that many subscribers. If your articles have an average CTR of 50% (very high), you'd need 9024 views to your articles in that one month to reach that many squeeze page visitors.

      That's already a lot of views in a single month for 100 articles. Now imagine if your avg. article CTR and squeeze page conversion were more plausible numbers. The amount of article views you'd need would be much, much greater.

      So again, these are very, very exceptional results. So don't think you're going to go out and hit $3k in your first month just because the OP did. It's very, very unlikely.

      Cheers
      Ryan
      This is a very very good point. If all of your traffic is coming through the directories, you will need a TON of traffic. However, I used the articles to rank MY SITE, not the directories, so my article CTR were quite high. In addition, all of my articles were republished at least 5 times each, which helped tremendously.

      Listen to Ryan though. Will you make 3000 your first month? Maybe, maybe not. But with this many articles, you will (especially if you use the earnings to outsource and write more), and in the grand scheme of things 1 versus 2 or 3 months isn't a big deal. Keyword research is a big part of this and I still firmly believe that it can be done in a month, but there's never a guarantee. Thanks Ryan :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Apolo
    How long if you're not full time in IM...that's if you can do it everyday..and still taking a chance that the product is sellable (in the first place)..

    1000 websites competing on your keyword...hmm must be very long keyword
    I have a better plan or blue print for you..check out my video on my signature link..if this does not simplify your $3k month....IM can't be that hard..

    then comeback and thank me..im trying to hit a record of how many will thank me in 2011..lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Apolo View Post

      then comeback and thank me..im trying to hit a record of how many will thank me in 2011..lol
      HINT: Your current approach is not the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
      Originally Posted by Apolo View Post

      How long if you're not full time in IM...that's if you can do it everyday..and still taking a chance that the product is sellable (in the first place)..

      1000 websites competing on your keyword...hmm must be very long keyword
      I have a better plan or blue print for you..check out my video on my signature link..if this does not simplify your $3k month....IM can't be that hard..

      then comeback and thank me..im trying to hit a record of how many will thank me in 2011..lol
      Blatant self promotion without adding anything may not be the best way to get people to thank you, and you are at least the 25th person to say 'IM can't be this hard'. Thanks :-) Ha
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
      Originally Posted by Apolo View Post

      How long if you're not full time in IM...that's if you can do it everyday..and still taking a chance that the product is sellable (in the first place)..

      1000 websites competing on your keyword...hmm must be very long keyword
      I have a better plan or blue print for you..check out my video on my signature link..if this does not simplify your $3k month....IM can't be that hard..

      then comeback and thank me..im trying to hit a record of how many will thank me in 2011..lol
      I will not be thanking you in any threads anymore simply because of this comment.

      If you want to get thanked in threads, then actually add something to the conversation and help someone out instead of trying to promote your signature link.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
    Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

    Hello all! For those that don't know, I recently found myself in the hospital for a month. By the time I got out, I found myself... well, broke. So, I modified the plan that I used in the past to build sites and was fortunate enough to be able to turn it into a system. I can now build 2 sites like this a month without outsourcing, and you certainly could too. Here's what I did:

    Find a niche (just brainstorm anything you want, but you want there to be at least 50,ooo phrase searches per month)

    Find at least 100 good keywords (download domain samurai, which is free) What's my criteria for a good keyword? I want less than 1000 sites to have the keyword in their title, I don't really care how many searches it gets.

    Write 20 emails, with 3 out of every 4 being good information and the 4th being promotional. Sign up at Mailchimp(EDIT: Alexa Smith informed me that affiliate marketing is against MC's TOS, so only sell your own products until you can switch!), which is free up to 1000 subscribers. Schedule your emails to go out every 3 days after sign up

    Find a good squeeze page template (they're free all over the place) and create a good freebie to give away... it could be a pdf report, an audio cd, or a video. Try to be creative with it.

    Now, write 100 articles, one for each keyword. The keyword shuld be in the article title, once every 100 words, and an anchor text link in the resource box.

    Install wordpress on your site (I'll get to setting up the site in a second), and schedule your articles to post 5 every day for 1 week, then one a day after that.

    Each day, resubmit the articles that posted on your site (with only the title changed) to EzineArticles, Goarticles, and ArticleDashboard.

    Now, I know a domain name is $10 and hosting is about $10 a month, so you need $20 to do this. Don't have it? Here's what I had to do: sell some of my stuff on Ebay. There's no listing fee if your auction starts at less than a dollar, and the final fee comes out of your price anyway. Once this starts rolling, send out a promotional blast when you have 500 subscribers.

    Here's how I recommend reinvesting some of your earnings in order:

    ArticleBot to mass submit articles
    Aweber (I hate mailchimp, as soon as you can afford it I'd switch)
    Market Samurai
    Auto Backlink Bomb
    SE Nuke
    At $3000+ per month start outsourcing and double your efforts

    Sorry this is long, but here's the system I use to build a site in 2 weeks:

    Day 1: Find niche, 100 keywords, install WP and create freebie (3-4 hours)
    Day 2: Write 10 emails, create squeeze page
    Day 3: Write 10 emails, schedule all emails
    Day 4: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 5: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 6: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 7: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 8: Write 15 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 9: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted
    Day 10: Write 20 articles, schedule all and resubmit posted

    Then all you have to do is resubmit one article a day for 2 months, and by that time the site will have made enough to outsource articles for the next 3 months.

    Sorry this was so long, I hope that it helps!


    EDIT: Yes I realize this is a lot of work and that it sucks to do, but you only do it for one month! The next month, outsource half the writing and all of the submitting. The third month, outsource everything and manage it. You work hard now so you won't have to later; it's worth it.
    Pretty simple system to get out there and do it...

    For someone unemployed, this would be a great way to create an asset that will work when they get back into the workforce.

    Honestly, cranking out articles gets pretty simple once you know your niche cold...300-400 word can take 15 minutes writing off an outline...which is simple

    Intro-75 words
    Point 1-84 words
    Point 2-84 words
    Point 3-84 words
    Conclusion-75 words

    To simplify this even further, there's a cool article resource box tool over at John Jonas's blog...link is here

    Take a look.

    Great post my friend...hopefully people won't be scared away by the 15 articles...(and if they are...oh well)

    Cheers,

    Brad
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    • Profile picture of the author Britt Malka
      Hi Brad,

      Originally Posted by Brad Spencer View Post

      Honestly, cranking out articles gets pretty simple once you know your niche cold...300-400 word can take 15 minutes writing off an outline...which is simple

      Intro-75 words
      Point 1-84 words
      Point 2-84 words
      Point 3-84 words
      Conclusion-75 words
      Why do you want a conclusion?

      I don't. I want people to click on the link in my resource box, which they often do. If I wrote a conclusion, they would know that my article was finished up there, and I want them to think that my resource box is part of the article.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
        Originally Posted by Britt Malka View Post

        Hi Brad,



        Why do you want a conclusion?

        I don't. I want people to click on the link in my resource box, which they often do. If I wrote a conclusion, they would know that my article was finished up there, and I want them to think that my resource box is part of the article.
        Conclusion = resource box
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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by Ian Jackson View Post

          Conclusion = resource box
          Ian, in a sense, you really don't want a nice, satisfactory conclusion that resolves everything - you want to leave the reader wanting for more by the time they reach the resource box, and compel them to click on the link you provide at the end.

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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
      Originally Posted by Brad Spencer View Post

      Pretty simple system to get out there and do it...

      For someone unemployed, this would be a great way to create an asset that will work when they get back into the workforce.

      Honestly, cranking out articles gets pretty simple once you know your niche cold...300-400 word can take 15 minutes writing off an outline...which is simple

      Intro-75 words
      Point 1-84 words
      Point 2-84 words
      Point 3-84 words
      Conclusion-75 words

      To simplify this even further, there's a cool article resource box tool over at John Jonas's blog...link is here

      Take a look.

      Great post my friend...hopefully people won't be scared away by the 15 articles...(and if they are...oh well)

      Cheers,

      Brad
      Brad,

      Actually, there is a better way to write articles that convert into more clicks to your links. We are trained from a very young age to look for a conclusion to the article. So, if you cut out the conclusion and make it part of your resource box you have a better chance of your links getting clicked on. Just a trick I picked up a few years ago that works quite well.

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  • Profile picture of the author cyberdenizen
    Wow! I'm going to give this a try. For those who do not have $20 for the domain and hosting, you can try selling articles at Constant Content or posting gigs on Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuichi
    great tutorial, i will give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Great post, Sean. Having had some medical problems myself last year, I know what it feels like to have medical bills arriving in the mail box everyday. Not a good feeling.

    I appreciate you offering a step by step plan that can be used by anyone willing to put in the work.

    I'm curious if those posting to say "you should just get a publishing contract instead" have ever managed to get a publishing contract. If the thought of writing 100 articles seems like "too much work" the odds of you having a book published seem slim. IMHO

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  • Profile picture of the author MMMConsulting
    Does this require backlinking to each article for better rankings? Also can other ideas of marketing be implemented to bring out the best of what you have outlined, and how can you write 100 articles on a niche that you may not know, wont you run out of things to write about? I need advice on what to do, when the ideas are running out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gasen
    To all complaining about 20 articles a day is too much work, write what you can. Given time and practice, you will also be able to crank out 20 a day.

    eg If you can only write 1 a day, do it. The following week try to write 2 a day and keep on increasing the quantity. Remember that the quality of your articles will play a huge role.

    I am sure that Sean and other excellent writers started small and slowly increased the volume of content produced.

    Learn to walk before you run.

    HTH
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  • Profile picture of the author JEKT
    This is cool, but hard work though it worth the stress, at least for a beginner. Thanks for that insight. Great work!
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  • Profile picture of the author laurenswuyts
    This is why I created an account on warriorforum, it's great to see people share their methods for other users who can't make money!

    Btw great method and if you don't like to write the articles on your own you can always hire a freelancer to do it for you, but it will cost a lil bit money but still if you can make 3000$ per month than it's nothing compared to that!
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasKid777
    Hey thanks for this post, very informative for someone new to internet marketing looking for ways to bum off the internet! Seriously your post was the first one that I actually figured out what people meant by squeeze page, always thought it meant something a little different!

    As for writing 15 articles a day, I'm not able to do that yet but it's something I've been working on!

    Anyway thanks for the post, it's too bad so many people want to crap on this thread because it's different from the methods they used!

    edit - Thought I throw in a not so personal example of a bad resource box I saw the other day when searching for articles for a blog I don't care to write content for at the moment! It was an article about homemade pizza and the guys resource box is about how he is an expert in Dog Food, I gotta laugh out of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sansfaim
    Glad to see Tim back in circulation again.

    Nice to know that the one person I look to for Article Marketing advice made some of these mistakes early on as well.

    My first article had a bio box nearly as long as the main body telling everyone why I was an expert in the subject

    I have just had a look at it and it got 20,600 views with a 19.4% clickthrough rate.

    Go figure!

    Cheers

    Sandy
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    • Profile picture of the author MMMConsulting
      It is true though, if you can get the hang of writing articles constantly on a topic you dont know much about, you will naturally learn more about the niche, and make article writing a habit that you will enjoy, I have had success with article marketing previously, but my mind went blank at that stage, and couldnt think if anymore to write, I have a health and fitness website, which is offline at the moment, which I was planning to make an authority site, and has 20 pages of original articles I wrote, would it be a better idea for me to, get it back online and just bang out 100 extra articles for this website?
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    • Profile picture of the author TimG
      Originally Posted by Sansfaim View Post

      Glad to see Tim back in circulation again.

      Nice to know that the one person I look to for Article Marketing advice made some of these mistakes early on as well.

      My first article had a bio box nearly as long as the main body telling everyone why I was an expert in the subject

      I have just had a look at it and it got 20,600 views with a 19.4% clickthrough rate.

      Go figure!

      Cheers

      Sandy
      Sandy,
      The funny part is back in my early days if someone had told me I was doing something wrong I might not have listened because there were so few true article marketers back then.

      Now that I have gained some wisdom I look back and am almost embarrased at the articles I was submitting for publication.

      Still, they serve as a real good reality/validity check and now I use them as more of a teaching point on what not to do...lol

      Respectfully,
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  • Profile picture of the author mozesteven
    Sean, this is inspiring me. But I am struggling to generate 5 articles per day, I am not USman or UK. Could you please share the step by step how to outsource and still get benefit margin?

    Regards, Mozesteven
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  • Profile picture of the author honestkyle
    Sean,

    I just browsed this entire thread and can really understand why you might be getting frustrated with everyone's complaints of "being too hard" at this point. haha

    I hope it hasn't deterred you from answering one more question however...

    My question goes back to what someone else asked earlier in the thread, however, it seems that you may have accidentally overlooked it.

    What's the layout of your site regarding the location of your opt-in form/squeeze page vs. having a wordpress blogging platform simultaneously?

    Kyle
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Too bad autobacklink bomb screws it's ClickBank affiliates by having the main page go directly to PayPal while their other page that looks identical except for the /1.html after their domain name goes to ClickBank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Orator
    Sean you've provided an interesting plan that is entirely doable... now I just need to find some time to figure out where to improve it, if possible. Anyway I appreciate you sharing this strategy here.
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  • Profile picture of the author peetred
    You could also turn around and sell (flip) the blog (with articles), the squeeze page, and the free report for a very good amount of money.

    If it's making money I would keep it and keep outsourcing quality articles. I'm starting to like bigger niches though. You don't run out of things to write about to quickly and you can monetize in other ways.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Let's sharpen our pencil and workout the numbers a little shall we. If I make a mistake please correct me, I'm not perfect...

    Edit: Can't believe I had to put this in here but a few warriors could not figure out that I am talking about the OP's post... duh.


    THE MONEY:

    $3,000 / 30 days = $100 per day
    $100 / $20 commission = 5 sales per day


    THE TRAFFIC:

    0.05% Conversion
    10,000 unique visitors per day


    THE SYSTEM:

    100 Articles @ 2000 views per day each = 200,000 article views total per day to article directories
    200,000 views total per day x 5% conversion = 10,000 daily views to your website.


    OVERVIEW:

    10,000 views to your website per day = 5 sales at a conversion rate of 0.05%
    $20 commission per sale would give you $100 per day or $3,000 per month.


    This is without building a list of course, but if you were to capture leads the sales percentage might be higher than 0.05%... therefore not requiring as much traffic to make more sales.

    Okay, math is not my strong suit so I hope I'm not making a huge mathematical error on this one...


    LESSONS LEARNED:

    It's always good to take an objective point of view and work out the worst case scenario to see what would happen. You can increase your commissions by finding products with higher payouts than $20.

    Building your list and sending information that people will open and read and find value in it enough to click on your link inside the email will also increase your conversion rates.

    - Conversion rates of 0.05% are realistic.
    - 5% click-through rate from a quality article to a website is realistic as well from my experience.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: Of course this does not factor in the traffic you might get from Google as you continue to post more articles on your website. Nor does this factor in submitting your articles to more than one directory.
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    • Profile picture of the author Key Largo
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

      Let's sharpen our pencil and workout the numbers
      0.05% Conversion
      10,000 unique visitors per day
      Why have you chosen a conversion rate of 0.05%?

      This is one sale in 2,000 which seems a bit on the low side, even if your site was completely useless rubbish.

      I have some Adsense sites and get click through rates close to 10% and these aren't well presented.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimG
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

      THE SYSTEM:

      100 Articles @ 2000 views per day each = 200,000 article views total per day to article directories
      200,000 views total per day x 5% conversion = 10,000 daily views to your website.


      - Conversion rates of 0.05% are realistic.
      - 5% click-through rate from a quality article to a website is realistic as well from my experience.

      Mike,
      Good breakdown....The difficult part is the 2000 page views per article per day. I'll have to read the entire post again but that is extremely tough to do no matter how good the article is and where it ranks on Google.

      Of course that number can always be offset but increasing the conversion rates and the click-through rate along with promoting a higher priced (or commission) product as you pointed out.

      Respectfully,
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    • Profile picture of the author KenJ
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post


      10,000 views to your website per day = 5 sales at a conversion rate of 0.05%
      $20 commission per sale would give you $100 per day or $3,000 per month.


      This is without building a list of course, but if you were to capture leads the sales percentage might be higher than 0.05%... therefore not requiring as much traffic to make more sales.
      I think your .05% conversion rate sounds way too thin. That's 1 in 2000. I think most people are looking for between .5 and 2% conversion rates. At least 10 times better than your figures suggest.

      Very interesting thread whatever the maths say.

      Kenj
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  • Profile picture of the author ScriptDesigner
    great story keep posting more.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
      Originally Posted by ReportKing View Post

      It sounds a little out of order to me. What is the website for? For Adsense revenue?
      Did the OP talk anything about Adsense? Um, NO

      I get the article writng and the squeeze page to build a list, but what do you need the WP blog for?
      The blog is to get traffic from Google as well when you post articles to your website first, as per what the OP is referring to. (search traffic)


      Also, 2000 article views per article per day is not going to happen I don't think.
      Yeah I know... I'm taking the OP's $3,000 per month profit and trying to figure out the math in a possible scenario... awe forget it... [crumples up the entire paper and laughs]
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  • Profile picture of the author Kom
    It is true, what articpince said.

    I am 100 % Agree

    Article is the king, more article more traffic, more traffic more money

    Ofcourse if there is shortcut To built Roma in one day everyone will buy including Me

    Thank for share
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray01
    Thanks for the sharing, let me try that... :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author frnkrt
    Hi Article Prince,
    Great inspirational post you have here. I've been online for 5 years and I'm still earning just enough money to have food on the table. No BMW for me. I am a content writer so I guess doing 100 articles in 2 weeks is no sweat for me. But the thing is- how do you direct your readers to sign up on your site and how much in total did you spend on the must-have tools you listed here.
    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dwight Anthony
    Wow, alot of article work and writing but your numbers definitely work to get you those results. Now, if they could just invent a robot to write completely unique articles with a human feel and not spinning, that would really be sweet
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    • Profile picture of the author RichMag
      This is some real quality information that is very doable for the newbies out there. For the people who dont think that they can write this much, the one piece of advice I would give you is to write about something you know a lot about for your first campaign. I just finished my first ebook product in a very small niche (see my avatar) that basically wrote iteself. I am far from a writer but once I sat down to start my project, I had around 22k words in about 6-8 hours total (spread out over 4 or 5 sittings). So it can be done.

      I think what many are missing here is the building your list part. This is what many new people struggle with (as did I until recently). Reason being, you dont see an immediate return for all the work you put in. Trust me though, building your list in this fashion is pure gold. Once again, it took me forever to realize this as well.

      I guess the one thing I could add to help people with the writing part of the plan is using PLR for the email part of it. There are some very talented writers here on the Warrior forum that sell PLR packages for a very affordable price. Find some in your niche and load your autoresponder with these. Yes it will cost you a few bucks (less then $20 I would imagine) but will free up your time to write the other articles. This is what I do as I find good quality PLR that will add value to my list subscribers.

      My final bit of advice is to do what you can. If you cant follow the OP's 10 day schedule, dont worry about it. I, like many, have an 8-5 job that doesnt give me a lot of time to work on my IM stuff. No big deal, just do what you can. I actually get a ton of work done at my lunch hour. Just use whatever time you have and dont get bent out of shape on a set schedule.

      Thanks to to the OP as well as others who have contributed to this thread. There is a lot of good information here.

      Rich
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      • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
        His 10 day schedule can be brutal, but if you break it down to how it gets submitted you can easily keep up with one niche... or even a few.

        First day you do niche research still.

        Day two you write your first three emails - three so they can build on each other to the first product you promote (also gives you a week or so of emails at the ready.)

        Day Three Write 5 articles and post them on your site.
        Day Four Write 5 articles and post them on your site, if any previous articles are indexed you can submit them to the article directories.
        Days Five through Seven is same is Four.
        Day 8 you now write one article a day, resubmitting any recently indexed articles.

        From here every day is like day 8. The only difference is that every 2-3 days you need to add another email to the system.

        Articleprince simply gets everything front loaded two months in advance so he can move on to other niches faster.

        On day 11 you can add another niche, which starts at day 1. On the worst days in this batch you are writing 5 articles for one niche, 1 article and an email for the other.

        On day 21 you can add the third. On the worst days you are writing 5 articles for the third niche, 2 articles and 2 emails for the others.
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        • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
          Originally Posted by Clintoc View Post

          His 10 day schedule can be brutal, but if you break it down to how it gets submitted you can easily keep up with one niche... or even a few.

          First day you do niche research still.

          Day two you write your first three emails - three so they can build on each other to the first product you promote (also gives you a week or so of emails at the ready.)

          Day Three Write 5 articles and post them on your site.
          Day Four Write 5 articles and post them on your site, if any previous articles are indexed you can submit them to the article directories.
          Days Five through Seven is same is Four.
          Day 8 you now write one article a day, resubmitting any recently indexed articles.

          From here every day is like day 8. The only difference is that every 2-3 days you need to add another email to the system.

          Articleprince simply gets everything front loaded two months in advance so he can move on to other niches faster.

          On day 11 you can add another niche, which starts at day 1. On the worst days in this batch you are writing 5 articles for one niche, 1 article and an email for the other.

          On day 21 you can add the third. On the worst days you are writing 5 articles for the third niche, 2 articles and 2 emails for the others.
          Exactly. You don't HAVE to move at this crazy pace, I just did it when I started out so that I could have several sites up and running themselves as quickly as possible, which allowed me to start outsourcing. Working hard consistently early on will diminish your workload as you grow.
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          • Profile picture of the author paulie888
            Originally Posted by ArticlePrince View Post

            Exactly. You don't HAVE to move at this crazy pace, I just did it when I started out so that I could have several sites up and running themselves as quickly as possible, which allowed me to start outsourcing. Working hard consistently early on will diminish your workload as you grow.
            This is the key that so many people seem to miss. You can either choose to work very hard and consistently during the initial phase and then be able to earn income quickly and outsource faster, or you could work less (but also consistently) during this phase and consequently have to spread this out over a longer timeframe.

            There's no "right" or "wrong" way of doing this - you just have to choose which path you want to take, and stick to it. You can succeed with either approach, so just be aware that this strategy can be applied in at least a few different ways.
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            • Profile picture of the author William Prawira
              Talk about hard working, Wow...You rocks!

              I can't even create an article worth reading (compared to those written by article marketing people). Guess I'll just have to keep on writing and improving my writing skill. You sure got talent for that.

              One question, I'm using mailchimp as well for time being because of my limited budget. Do you think I can migrate to aweber once I have the money, I mean, can I just import my whole list on mailchimp directly to aweber? I did read some articles that said aweber being strict to all IM-ers and we have to let our subscriber , opt-in once more for the aweber account.

              Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaord
    This article I've seen a translated version in Chinese
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    The method surely involves of writing. But i guess article writing shall always be a part of marketing. Its a good thing that if done right the task can be outsourced already. This is another method i think I can try.


    Andrea
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    • Profile picture of the author AcmePLR
      Originally Posted by Andrea Wilson View Post

      The method surely involves of writing. But i guess article writing shall always be a part of marketing. Its a good thing that if done right the task can be outsourced already. This is another method i think I can try.


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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by AcmePLR View Post

        You can find excellent writers on WF to outsource the work to. Or purchase PLR articles.
        If you get PLR articles, you'll need to be able to know how to skillfully rewrite them - I'd caution against using any kind of automated software to rewrite it for you.

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  • Profile picture of the author nyxem
    great plan... I will try to do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author George Chernikov
      Question:

      According to the original poster, he made $3,000 in his first month with 100 articles.

      In other words, each article produces - for him - $30 of revenue ($3,000 / 100 = $30).

      So why is the OP offering article writing services for $7 per 500 word, when, if the method works as well as the OP claimed, he could be making $30 per 500 word article. Assuming it takes the OP as long to write an article for clients as it does for his own needs, he is losing $23 with every article he writes for someone else, rather than himself.

      Seems like the smart thing to do would be to focus on growing and expanding the current method, rather than wasting time and money by offering writing services.

      We're also assuming it takes the OP as much time to write articles for clients as it does for his own needs - but, realistically, working for clients probably takes longer than that, due to all the revisions, clarifications, customer support, etc.

      Lastly, is it mere coincidence that a post outlining an outlandishly successul yet labour-intensive article marketing strategy is written by someone offering an article writing service? ;-)

      As indicated throughout the thread, the figures just don't add up - but all the coincidences sure do.
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