I want to start serious IM, but i have some questions first

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Hello people.

I've been doing some websites in these past years, but I've never took IM seriously, because I never believe I could make any money of it.

The thing is that, after reading many posts in this forum, I've become aware of the dimension of IM, and it's potential. And i must say, I'm impressed.

So I want to start IM at full speed, but I would like to ask a few questions to the professionals first.

1) Where can I buy the cheapest domains (.com, .net, .org), for example, if I make 100 websites, I'll need 100 domains, and with the price I can get, that's $1000/year, do you know if I can get something cheaper?

2) Some people in this forum, talk about a Software, that's better than Google Adwords and Google Sandbox to search for niche keywords, do you think it's true? Can you tell me what Software it is? I'm particularly interested in this one, because i really need a good program to search good keywords to start my websites.

3) I've decided to create many websites to do IM, should I make a Reseller Hosting Website to host my websites and possibly some other clients? Or I should keep it simple, and just host all my websites in one Premium host?

4) About backlinks. I've read somewhere in the Internet, that Google doesn't care anymore for backlinks, and it's a waste of time to trade backlinks with other websites, because Google doesn't use them for nothing.
Do you think this is true? Or the backlinks really matter for SEO (Google)?


5) My final question, how can I learn to make good SEO? I know there's many people selling their services to make SEO on our websites, but I want to make SEO for my own websites, and I'm always with the impression that SEO it's almost like a "personal secret", can you give me some guidelines to make the best SEO possible for my websites?

I know for my first post, I maybe asking for too much, but I'm really determined to do this, as such, I would appreciate any help you can give me, I know that ideally what I need is a mentor, but I can't spend $5000 on that, not now at least.
#questions #serious #start
  • Profile picture of the author ColinChia
    Hey Carvalho,

    Welcome to the Warrior Forum - there will be a lot for you to learn here...

    Let's start with your questions:

    1. Try NameCheap / GoDaddy - they might not be the cheapest, but are the two biggest in the industry, but the best thing is that they have a lot of coupons available to get them for cheaper.

    So if you search "NameCheap Coupon September 2011" on Google, I'm sure you'll be able to find some codes to get your bulk order for cheaper.

    2. Niche Research Software - Well, I used to use "Micro Niche Finder" but it seems to be running a lot slower now. So I switch between that and "Market Samurai" they're both good and do the job of whipping up some good domains available in your niche.

    3. This really depends if you'll be working with a lot of 'clients' and will need to host their website on your hosting, ect?

    4. SEO - is totally relevant and BACKLINKs are still important. Not sure about trading backlinks, but they are definitely important for the longterm ranking of your site.

    5. I'd start buy looking around this forum... make most of the "Search" function to look for your answers.

    Then maybe look into some paid more specialized products - there are many so don't worry about not being able to find any.

    Hope this helps,

    Colin

    P.S - Enjoy the ride here.

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  • Profile picture of the author anthonyb
    Hi Carvalho, I know you are eager to get started with IM, but my advice would be to slow it down a little. Instead of stating of with a hundred site look to start with one. You say you’ve been building site, look to start with building websites for others and then progress to offering IM services, once you fully understand the subject. Beyond this, before you start buying domain, figure out what niche you intend to start with. Do some niche research, Google Adword is still a good tool if used properly.



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  • Profile picture of the author webapex
    I too am guessing that starting on a smaller scale and focusing on just a couple of properties had a greater chance of success. It's a numbers game, but it's not the number of sites that wins the battle.

    Not profiting at first seems to be an unavoidable stage in developing an IM career, better to not do so on a massive scale.

    Actually your quickest way to succeed may be to buy an established profitable site that has room for further improvement.

    There was a time, perhaps in the early 2000s, when some were able to generate 1000 sites in a single day for the purposes of adwords advertising those sort of low quality mass produced sites are no longer effective.
    Attempting to develop 100 sites simultaneously could be foolhardy for someone not experienced in IM. High volume attack strategies might not most effective, unless you end up employing a crew of accomplished outsources. A site at #1 search result position gets about 15 times the clicks than a site at the bottom of the page gets, focusing your efforts on a single site rather many can actually return the biggest payoff.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carvalho
      I understand, I said 100 websites, but of course it would take some months to make them.

      But indeed, you're right, working in a few couple of websites, and get them in the 1st Google Page, would be better, and I guess I will start exactly with that method.

      The only thing I'm still thinking about now, is the Keyword Research, I want to search for a couple of good-paying keywords, but I Google doesn't tell me how much it's the CPC on that particular keywords.
      I wonder if the programs out there, give a "accurate?" CPC on the keywords.

      I'm worried if I choose a low competition keyword, and it's CPC it's about $0.02...
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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        I really don't mind helping you but after spending 15 minutes doing so, you know what would be lovely?

        Just a simple thank you.

        A not so subtle hint when others bend over backwards to help you on this forum.


        Pete Walker
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        • Profile picture of the author Carvalho
          Ehh... Pete Walker I'm sorry, but if you look at the time I've posted, it was in a 2 minutes before you posted, when you posted, I was still writing my post to what webapex said.

          I could only read your post, after I've posted mine! D:

          But yes, of course I appreciate and thank you, and all the people that's trying to help me, that's the least I can do.
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        • Profile picture of the author DonMarketer
          Originally Posted by Pete Walker View Post

          I really don't mind helping you but after spending 15 minutes doing so, you know what would be lovely?

          Just a simple thank you.

          A not so subtle hint when others bend over backwards to help you on this forum.


          Pete Walker
          Unfortunately some people are in it just to get whatever they can. They take other people efforts for granted! The word Thank You is not in their vocabulary!
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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            1) Where can I buy the cheapest domains (.com, .net, .org), for example, if I make 100 websites, I'll need 100 domains, and with the price I can get, that's $1000/year, do you know if I can get something cheaper?
            This question is very telling, and you are shooting yourself in the foot.

            You shouldn't be worrying about a $1000 bucks a year. You are saying you are ready to go full blast in IM. This is chalked up as a business expense at the end of the day. However - I agree with the above that you should not be looking for 100 domains - not unless you are strictly flipping the names and not sites.

            You can have a hundred or more subdomains off of one domain. Just one thing to consider.

            Also, you want to test and track and 100 domains out of the gate is going to be a lot of confusion.

            Work on making one or two sites convert.
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      • Profile picture of the author WealthWithin
        Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

        The only thing I'm still thinking about now, is the Keyword Research, I want to search for a couple of good-paying keywords, but I Google doesn't tell me how much it's the CPC on that particular keywords.
        I wonder if the programs out there, give a "accurate?" CPC on the keywords.

        I'm worried if I choose a low competition keyword, and it's CPC it's about $0.02...
        GAKT is the closet accurate tool you can get, and that's all you need.

        Stop waiting for a perfect solution and get started right now! It's your website, and you can fix things as you go along. All the information you need is in this forum. Search for 'success stories' and how they did it.

        For now stay away from WSOs (ebooks), until you learn the basics.

        Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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    Welcome to the forum, together with a few of my thoughts regarding your points and questions...

    If you don't take this seriously or you have self-limiting beliefs... you'll be holding yourself back. Dispense with all self-limiting thought patterns. Switch out your thinking to what's possible, not what's not possible and you'll make a lot more headway.

    Being impressed and actually taking massive action are two separate entities. Without action on your part, you'll get nowhere fast. You must commit to a plan of action. And stick with it until you get something working for you and then build on this success.

    Treat this as you would any other business. It's going to require a lot of dedication and hard work but you will get there IF you put the effort in.

    1/ Domain names: I don't trust GoDaddy. A lot of people I know don't trust them either. Do a domain search at their site and guaranteed they'll be watching your domain searching activities. You find an excellent domain with a lot of potential, sleep on it overnight, make the decision the next day to register your chosen domain name and lo and behold... it's been snapped up by no other than GoDaddy. (Which is why I never ever use them nor recommend them to anybody.)

    Whether they still do this I don't know, I couldn't say, but certainly they were doing this several years ago and it left a very bitter taste in my mouth at the time and I never returned to them again. Also as a newbie myself back then I hated their constant upsell pages - always trying to sell me on more and more services before I managed to get to the checkout page. Newbies don't need all of these whistles and bells, fluff, BS, and filler not to mention the confusion.

    What you want is a domain registrar which makes it extremely easy for yourself. You don't want loads of upsells for services you don't need, and you certainly don't want your domain registration company prying into your domain search activities.

    Check out Domain Name Registration, Web Hosting, SSL Certificates, and more. - Dynadot.com instead. I think you'll love it. Reasonable prices and the backend admin panel, I dare say anyone can get their head around it in less than a couple of minutes. Very intuitive and extremely easy to use.

    2/ For niche keywords: MarketSamurai.com Keyword Analysis Tool - Market Samurai

    3/ Others may beg to differ but look at the BabyCroc package at Web Hosting Services, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting, and Dedicated Servers by HostGator - Less than $10 per month to host as many websites as you want. This will fit your needs perfectly. They also offer 24hr live support 365 days a year - invaluable if you ever run into any problems.

    Also make sure you download WordPress › Blog Tool and Publishing Platform (free.) Note .ORG not .com -- With Wordpress you can do just about anything you like online limited only by your imagination.

    4/ Backlinks. Vitally important. By all means exchange backlinks with other relevant websites or blogs in your niche. And use the Search Function on the red navigation bar at the top of this forum to search for answers to any questions you may have.

    If you don't mind paying for a service, check out any applicable offerings by Warrior Forum member... MattLaClear: http://www.warriorforum.com/search.p...rchid=11242684

    5/ SEO: Check out the SEO section here on the Warrior Forum. And buy yourself this excellent book... Search Engine Optimization for Dummies 4th edition by Peter Kent - available online for approximately $20.00

    One last point...

    Why are you thinking about going down the route of creating so many websites? You stated 100. Wrong thinking. A perfect recipe for disaster. No point causing yourself more work than you have to.

    Why not create one umbrella website instead and everything else you can organize inside under different category headings instead? (Makes a lot more sense.)

    If you was to create 100 websites, you need 100 domain names and many of the best ones were long ago snapped up. If each one costs you on average $7.00 there's $700 spent instantly. Not to mention the annual domain renewal costs.

    And then there's the SEO for every single site. What a headache! This would take ages in itself. Unless you outsourced this task of course, but even then that's more money going out in terms of expenditure.

    I think you need to seriously research the best model first for your circumstances. What you think might be the right action for yourself now could be a decision you regret later on.

    Save yourself the aggravation, don't leap into this arena without first getting to know and understand the scene.

    When you have sufficient experience and knowledge behind you based on previous successes you can start exploring further options. But for now, keep it as simple to manage as possible. Don't overstretch your own personal time or money resources.

    If you need further advice, don't be afraid to ask questions!

    Once upon a time, (a long time ago,) I was in your exact same position and boy oh boy, did I make some mistakes or what! Mistakes which in the beginning cost me a lot of money and time wasted.

    Don't be a fool with your own money or time. Use them both wisely and here is wishing you the very best for your future.

    Kindest regards, good luck and best wishes,


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  • Profile picture of the author urangkb
    Hye Carvalho, for domain name I recommend Namecheap. I've been using them for 2 years till now and satisfied with them...and yes, they're a bit cheaper than others.

    I wish u best of luck and welcome to IM world!
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  • Profile picture of the author 36burrows
    Just take it one step at a time mate.

    Get a solid business model first, THEN start taking action.

    Don't get too far ahead of yourself, take your foot off the gas pedal until you have a game plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author darrensreviews
    Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

    Hello people.

    I've been doing some websites in these past years, but I've never took IM seriously, because I never believe I could make any money of it.

    The thing is that, after reading many posts in this forum, I've become aware of the dimension of IM, and it's potential. And i must say, I'm impressed.

    So I want to start IM at full speed, but I would like to ask a few questions to the professionals first.

    1) Where can I buy the cheapest domains (.com, .net, .org), for example, if I make 100 websites, I'll need 100 domains, and with the price I can get, that's $1000/year, do you know if I can get something cheaper?

    2) Some people in this forum, talk about a Software, that's better than Google Adwords and Google Sandbox to search for niche keywords, do you think it's true? Can you tell me what Software it is? I'm particularly interested in this one, because i really need a good program to search good keywords to start my websites.

    3) I've decided to create many websites to do IM, should I make a Reseller Hosting Website to host my websites and possibly some other clients? Or I should keep it simple, and just host all my websites in one Premium host?

    4) About backlinks. I've read somewhere in the Internet, that Google doesn't care anymore for backlinks, and it's a waste of time to trade backlinks with other websites, because Google doesn't use them for nothing.
    Do you think this is true? Or the backlinks really matter for SEO (Google)?


    5) My final question, how can I learn to make good SEO? I know there's many people selling their services to make SEO on our websites, but I want to make SEO for my own websites, and I'm always with the impression that SEO it's almost like a "personal secret", can you give me some guidelines to make the best SEO possible for my websites?

    I know for my first post, I maybe asking for too much, but I'm really determined to do this, as such, I would appreciate any help you can give me, I know that ideally what I need is a mentor, but I can't spend $5000 on that, not now at least.
    Hi Carvalho,

    Again welcome to the warrior forum. Be careful about just seeking out the cheapest domains. You want hosts that are reliable also.

    1. I use three main hosts to purchase my domains - Fatcow, Godaddy and NameCheap.
    2. The google tools
    3. Here is a website reviewing web hosting Web Hosting and Best Web Hosting Reviews - The First and Only Official Top 10 List!
    4. Backlinks are still very important to hi rankings. If you observe the majority of sites on google's 1st page have serious link juice.
    5. There are many good SEO tutorials on warrior forum, but I would recommend purchasing SEOpressor plugin and All in one seo pack plugin to help with your on site optimisation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carol_A
    I think your entire mindset is wrong....

    Start with one market, one domain, one hosting account until you can bring that to a comfortable profitability.

    Put all your energies into making that a quality income stream, then only diversify once you have a handle on the rhythm it takes to keep it growing exponentially.

    Wishing you all the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author urangkb
      Originally Posted by Carol_A View Post

      I think your entire mindset is wrong....

      Start with one market, one domain, one hosting account until you can bring that to a comfortable profitability.

      Put all your energies into making that a quality income stream, then only diversify once you have a handle on the rhythm it takes to keep it growing exponentially.

      Wishing you all the best.
      Exactly. Start with one first. Concentrate, feel the game, start building list. Once you can get the picture, then move on. Take your time..
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    I can definitely confirm what was said about Godaddy and domain names.... and it happens MUCH faster than overnight. Here's what happened to me...

    I spent a week or so planning a new campaign, did really careful long tail KW research. searched the opposition and found a really profitable niche and with virtually zero competition.. woohoo

    went to Godaddy, found the dot com version of the domain was available with my exact keyword went through to checkout but there was a problem somehow and I ended up having to go through the process again (I had added some services i didnt want)...

    by the time I repeated the process the domain name was no longer available No BS and I could not get it anywhere else either. How about them apples? Could not have been 15 mins later

    guess I coulda paid $100 for it or something
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    • Profile picture of the author Carvalho
      Thank you for the advice/ideas everyone!

      I've made my mind now, I've found a couple of keywords that I will use to make one website.

      It'll be a very targeted niche, because it's at Local level and Local language, but if I can trust Market Samurai, I'll get about 20k visits per month and 2$ CPC, let's see how it goes.

      I've choose a local niche, because at least for me, I found it to be very hard to have enough creativity to think about good international niches, it seems everyone has found them first lol, but I guess this is normal, I just have to think different from the rest of the world to find those untouched niches out there, but it's not easy, not easy at all.

      I already have bought the domain and I'm now waiting for it to propagate, but I already know what articles I'll write, what images I'll use, how I will monetize the site etc., right now I'm just worried about doing the correct SEO, I guess I'll take a look at some Wordpress plug-ins and search for someone that can sell me a couple of nice backlinks for a good price.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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        Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

        Thank you for the advice/ideas everyone!

        I've made my mind now, I've found a couple of keywords that I will use to make one website.

        It'll be a very targeted niche, because it's at Local level and Local language, but if I can trust Market Samurai, I'll get about 20k visits per month and 2$ CPC, let's see how it goes.

        I've choose a local niche, because at least for me, I found it to be very hard to have enough creativity to think about good international niches, it seems everyone has found them first lol, but I guess this is normal, I just have to think different from the rest of the world to find those untouched niches out there, but it's not easy, not easy at all.

        I already have bought the domain and I'm now waiting for it to propagate, but I already know what articles I'll write, what images I'll use, how I will monetize the site etc., right now I'm just worried about doing the correct SEO, I guess I'll take a look at some Wordpress plug-ins and search for someone that can sell me a couple of nice backlinks for a good price.
        If a niche is untouched, there's no buyers in that niche.

        Going local is a good idea for you. Whereabouts are you btw? Are you within or close to a decent sized population?

        Ranking well for local searches is a good way to go.

        And it's good that you've taken the advice to go with one website only to start off with. Well done! Phew thank goodness and here I thought you was going to start pouring money straight down the drain.

        If you get stuck on anything, shoot me an email and I'll try and help you out from time to time. The offer is there if you need it.

        Best,


        Pete Walker
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    • Profile picture of the author sitehero
      Originally Posted by JudoRick View Post

      I can definitely confirm what was said about Godaddy and domain names.... and it happens MUCH faster than overnight. Here's what happened to me...

      I spent a week or so planning a new campaign, did really careful long tail KW research. searched the opposition and found a really profitable niche and with virtually zero competition.. woohoo

      went to Godaddy, found the dot com version of the domain was available with my exact keyword went through to checkout but there was a problem somehow and I ended up having to go through the process again (I had added some services i didnt want)...

      by the time I repeated the process the domain name was no longer available No BS and I could not get it anywhere else either. How about them apples? Could not have been 15 mins later

      guess I coulda paid $100 for it or something
      I've heard other people say this sort of stuff about other registrars and I can't believe people honestly believe this sort of stuff is happening. Do you realise how many domain searches probably go through godaddy every day? 1000's and 1000's, there is no way on this earth they could monitor all the searches and besides, what would be the point? Can you imagine how many useless domains they'd have to watch just to get the very rare jem, it just wouldn't be worth their bother.

      Its unfortunate what happened to you but I'd just put it down to bad luck or maybe you made a spelling mistake in the original search and that domain was available but the second time you typed it in you spelt it correctly. That could explain what happened. Many times I have suddenly thought I've landed myself a prize domain only to realise I'd made a spelling mistake, it happens. I have a lot of experience buying domains with Godaddy and plenty of times I have left good domain names in their shopping cart and come back a couple days later with no problems at all.

      Besides, if godaddy really does what your saying I promise they wouldn't be in business for very long and one of their employees would have exposed it by now so I very much doubt it.
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      • Profile picture of the author urangkb
        Originally Posted by sitehero View Post

        I've heard other people say this sort of stuff about other registrars and I can't believe people honestly believe this sort of stuff is happening. Do you realise how many domain searches probably go through godaddy every day? 1000's and 1000's, there is no way on this earth they could monitor all the searches and besides, what would be the point? Can you imagine how many useless domains they'd have to watch just to get the very rare jem, it just wouldn't be worth their bother.

        Its unfortunate what happened to you but I'd just put it down to bad luck or maybe you made a spelling mistake in the original search and that domain was available but the second time you typed it in you spelt it correctly. That could explain what happened. Many times I have suddenly thought I've landed myself a prize domain only to realise I'd made a spelling mistake, it happens. I have a lot of experience buying domains with Godaddy and plenty of times I have left good domain names in their shopping cart and come back a couple days later with no problems at all.

        Besides, if godaddy really does what your saying I promise they wouldn't be in business for very long and one of their employees would have exposed it by now so I very much doubt it.
        Yeah you're right sir. It happened a few times on me too. At first I was very exited and thought I have found a golden domain that others didn't see. But then by the time when I was about to purchase, I notice the spelling mistake.
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  • Profile picture of the author sitehero
    Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

    Hello people.

    I've been doing some websites in these past years, but I've never took IM seriously, because I never believe I could make any money of it.

    The thing is that, after reading many posts in this forum, I've become aware of the dimension of IM, and it's potential. And i must say, I'm impressed.

    So I want to start IM at full speed, but I would like to ask a few questions to the professionals first.

    1) Where can I buy the cheapest domains (.com, .net, .org), for example, if I make 100 websites, I'll need 100 domains, and with the price I can get, that's $1000/year, do you know if I can get something cheaper?

    2) Some people in this forum, talk about a Software, that's better than Google Adwords and Google Sandbox to search for niche keywords, do you think it's true? Can you tell me what Software it is? I'm particularly interested in this one, because i really need a good program to search good keywords to start my websites.

    3) I've decided to create many websites to do IM, should I make a Reseller Hosting Website to host my websites and possibly some other clients? Or I should keep it simple, and just host all my websites in one Premium host?

    4) About backlinks. I've read somewhere in the Internet, that Google doesn't care anymore for backlinks, and it's a waste of time to trade backlinks with other websites, because Google doesn't use them for nothing.
    Do you think this is true? Or the backlinks really matter for SEO (Google)?


    5) My final question, how can I learn to make good SEO? I know there's many people selling their services to make SEO on our websites, but I want to make SEO for my own websites, and I'm always with the impression that SEO it's almost like a "personal secret", can you give me some guidelines to make the best SEO possible for my websites?

    I know for my first post, I maybe asking for too much, but I'm really determined to do this, as such, I would appreciate any help you can give me, I know that ideally what I need is a mentor, but I can't spend $5000 on that, not now at least.

    I know others have already answered but here is my take on your questions.

    1. Domain prices change all the time so its hard to be exact with this. Currently, the cheapest i've seen at the moment is a company called 1&1 who are only charging $0.99 per year for a .com domain and there is no limit to the amount you can buy. However, a month from now and this offer might disappear and someone else will be cheapest. I know they're not the most popular hosts but I've been using GoDaddy for the last four years and I've never had a single issue with them. Maybe I've been lucky, who knows but I have three hosting accounts and about 70 or so domains with them. Their hosting is mega cheap, their ultimate plan is only $14 per month and you get unlimited bandwidth and discspace which would be ideal if your lauching many websites. One other bonus with GoDaddy is it is ALWAYS super easy to find promo discount codes whenever you need to pay for something. I don't think I've ever paid their full price for anything. LOL
    You might want to consider their reseller accounts so you can then get your hosting and domains for the cheapest possible price every time while also providing a service for other people which you can earn off. This is what I would do in your shoes.

    2. Wow this could be a huge list because there are literally thousands of them out there but I'd have to agree with Pete Walker and Market Samurai. This is a powerful little tool. I haven't used it for a while so I'd imagine its even better now. Make sure you buy it though because I've seen torrent sites offering them with a keygen and plenty of malware. If you don't want to pay for a tool, simply use four or five of the top free ones and if you cross referrence all of your results you'll get pretty accurate data.

    3. I kind of answered this in the first answer. TBH, I think a reseller account would be best suited for you because you will get your hosting and domains cheaply and be able to offer your customers a hosting service with a repeated income. I'd recommend if you choose this option to have your own reseller site built and use a reseller API rather than using the standard white-labelled template because people spot these a mile off and run away from them like the plague.

    4. That is 100% wrong... Backlinks are EXTREAMLY important, probably the most important part of any SEO campaign. Don't listen to anyone who tells you otherwise because they don't know what they're talking about. I would even go so far as to say that Google's whole search algorithum is built upon backlinks foundations and this will never change. Backlinks make the internet. What I'm guessing is you have probably mistakenly related Googles PageRank score to backlinking. Google's PageRank is not anywhere near as important as it used to be, some say that google have completly abandoned PageRank while others say its still in their algorithum. I'm guessing it still has its uses but more for the public rather than Google.

    5. It took me about 3 years to learn SEO and I'm still learning today. It's a massive subject that delves into so many different subjects within subjects within subjects. The best thing you can do is learn your on-site SEO first while your building your network and then when your business is live you begin learning all the marketing related areas of SEO and be constantly improving your website. The good thing is there is no shortage of places to learn SEO for free but make sure you always stick to reputable websites with recent content. Remember, something that was good for SEO in 2007 is probably worthless today so always keep a keen eye on the date when the content was published so you know its still relevant. I began learning SEO from a company called StomperNet and I think they're still going strong today. They used have a massive reputation of providing great content for free so it might be an idea to check them out and see what they're offering at the moment to start you on your path to being an SEO guru. Never pay for any SEO service unless your absolutly sure you can't do it yourself and its something you really need. I say this because SEO services are not cheap and there is a lot of scammers out there who talk a good talk.

    Finally, if you put the time and effort in and stay focued on what your original business plan was, it is more than possible to create a full-time income business with very little money spent so Good luck and I hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    How do people know that GoDaddy are snapping up the domains they are searching? Haven't you thought it could be another marketer buying them.

    Doesn't GoDaddy use private registration anyway if they bought domains so no one knew it was them who registered them?
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

    Hello people.

    I've been doing some websites in these past years, but I've never took IM seriously, because I never believe I could make any money of it.

    The thing is that, after reading many posts in this forum, I've become aware of the dimension of IM, and it's potential. And i must say, I'm impressed.

    So I want to start IM at full speed, but I would like to ask a few questions to the professionals first.

    Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

    1) Where can I buy the cheapest domains (.com, .net, .org), for example, if I make 100 websites, I'll need 100 domains, and with the price I can get, that's $1000/year, do you know if I can get something cheaper?
    You can get bulk domains for cheaper and there are also GoDaddy coupons that you can use for $7.49 domain names pretty much anytime you want.

    Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

    2) Some people in this forum, talk about a Software, that's better than Google Adwords and Google Sandbox to search for niche keywords, do you think it's true? Can you tell me what Software it is? I'm particularly interested in this one, because i really need a good program to search good keywords to start my websites.
    I don't use software at all. I just use the google keyword tool and google insight. I would not spend a ton of time worrying about having perfect keywords. Instead I would get a list of about 200 or so and just get to work on each site.

    3) I've decided to create many websites to do IM, should I make a Reseller Hosting Website to host my websites and possibly some other clients? Or I should keep it simple, and just host all my websites in one Premium host?
    I would buy reseller hosting, but not sell the hosting. This can help you to separate your websites out and give you many benefits you cannot get with just shared hosting. If you have the money you could get VPS or dedicated hosting, which would be even better.

    Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

    4) About backlinks. I've read somewhere in the Internet, that Google doesn't care anymore for backlinks, and it's a waste of time to trade backlinks with other websites, because Google doesn't use them for nothing.
    Do you think this is true? Or the backlinks really matter for SEO (Google)?
    This is not true. What is true is the low quality backlinks that were being used in HUGE bunches don't matter so much anymore. Google rewards high quality backlinks much more than having a ton of low quality backlinks. I would worry more about the content on your sites than the backlinks at first. Let these happen naturally or pay someone to create a handful a week for each site. Too many will cause you issues and the higher the quality these are the better.

    Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

    5) My final question, how can I learn to make good SEO? I know there's many people selling their services to make SEO on our websites, but I want to make SEO for my own websites, and I'm always with the impression that SEO it's almost like a "personal secret", can you give me some guidelines to make the best SEO possible for my websites?
    It is not a secret, but the best way to go about this, if you are not a good writer is to hire a writer with a strong knowledge of SEO. This is vitally important to your success and the amount of websites you want to put up you will need to do some outsourcing. With good onsite SEO in your content and someone creating you high quality backlinks you will be able to rank pretty well.

    Originally Posted by Carvalho View Post

    I know for my first post, I maybe asking for too much, but I'm really determined to do this, as such, I would appreciate any help you can give me, I know that ideally what I need is a mentor, but I can't spend $5000 on that, not now at least.
    It is hard to afford someone for that kind of money and it is expensive to get a mentor. I would suggest spending the $47 and getting a lifetime membership to the War Room. You can learn much of what you are looking for in the War Room. Also, set up some type of monthly or weekly budget to outsource your content and your backlinks. This will help you reach your goals faster and take some pressure off of you.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Good luck with that.

    A smarter method might be to try and build a few sites and get them working first.

    And when you go cheap you often get what you pay for.
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  • Profile picture of the author brik2500
    WELCOME, I have to say that 100 sites is an ambitious goal...as a newbie I would just caution you not to get overwhelmed.

    I do have one client that has several hundred websites, all in the same particular niche...but he has been doing it for some time now.

    My answers below...



    1) Where can I buy the cheapest domains (.com, .net, .org), for example, if I make 100 websites, I'll need 100 domains, and with the price I can get, that's $1000/year, do you know if I can get something cheaper?

    I use Godaddy, you can use this code (not an affiliate link) and get I believe 30% off....Place source code fbf30tld in your cart when you order to save!


    2) Some people in this forum, talk about a Software, that's better than Google Adwords and Google Sandbox to search for niche keywords, do you think it's true? Can you tell me what Software it is? I'm particularly interested in this one, because i really need a good program to search good keywords to start my websites.

    This is a great question...I'm old school...Google Adwords/Keywords does the trick for me...but there are a number of different products out there...just read the reviews from Warriors.



    3) I've decided to create many websites to do IM, should I make a Reseller Hosting Website to host my websites and possibly some other clients? Or I should keep it simple, and just host all my websites in one Premium host?


    Both good ideas, it's your choice....


    4) About backlinks. I've read somewhere in the Internet, that Google doesn't care anymore for backlinks, and it's a waste of time to trade backlinks with other websites, because Google doesn't use them for nothing.
    Do you think this is true? Or the backlinks really matter for SEO (Google)?



    YES...it IS....but also make sure that your content is top notch...Both are critical...on page SEO is 20percent..off page is 80 percent...


    5) My final question, how can I learn to make good SEO? I know there's many people selling their services to make SEO on our websites, but I want to make SEO for my own websites, and I'm always with the impression that SEO it's almost like a "personal secret", can you give me some guidelines to make the best SEO possible for my websites?

    AGAIN...content is crucial....then having a great backlinking service ( you can find some cheap here) and go from there.



    My overall suggestion is to start with a few sites...get the hang of it...and then grow from there....once you have the system down...you can scale it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RohanCox1
    After reading your initial post Carvalho, I was worried for you.... although your enthusiasm was sky high, the common sense aspect wasn't there.... I had to read everyone's replies to see how this "story panned out"

    And I agree with all the comments and so happy to see you can see the advice and recommendations by the warriors here....

    As you said, you don't have $5000 on a mentor, therefore you won't have enough money to outsource all tasks for 100 sites, so it would be done by you... wow, how much wasted time and effort would that be?

    So yes, like others said... keep it simple.
    Start with one site... you say they are all IM related sites, so you can use the list you build with one site to market to them with the other sites as they come onto the market (as your website and income builds).

    If your original questions are still important to you, here are my replies...
    1) I'd choose Namecheap
    2) I wouldn't get too hung up on "which one is the best". In my opinion they all have pros and cons and a factor is that keyword search activity changes over time also. Try 2 or 3 tools at a time and compare search results (combine thee result also)
    3) If you were to do 100 sites at once (which thankfully you are not now), I'd probably break them up to different hosts.
    4 + 5) Backlinks (in my opinion) will always be a factor in rankings. Anything that cannot be controlled on your end will have some weight (in my view) of your rankings. Of course a link swap won't have as much weight as a one way link (with a link swap you can tell each other which keyword to put into your anchor text)

    Hope my views were helpful also

    I gained from reading all these posts too... thanks everyone
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  • Profile picture of the author debbiechamilton
    I agree with the other posts. Don't necessarily slow down or stop the enthusiasm, just concentrate on one Domain at a time. Go Daddy is excellent and very reasonable. Plan to spend some money on SEO. In my opinion the only way to get a website the respectable traffic needed.
    Good luck on the project.

    Remember it takes a while to see the results.
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