My biggest challenge is scaling up!

by GGpaul
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Hey all, it's been a while. So after a year + of research and testing, asking questions consistently, I've been able to make a steady amount of income.

My biggest challenge which I know Bnet(?) some beaver looking guy on his avatar I forgot his exact Warrior name here, told me that it would be scaling.

And so far, I've reached that point. Scaling even further. Sure my income is growing, but not at the rate I want it to be.

From the looks of things, it really does go with "proper plan, time and energy, along with execution."

I've been putting in maybe 2 hours more or less a day. THAT alone I believe is a big factor. And as I've mentioned before, I have ALL the time in the world. Truthfully, (I'm not going to sugarcoat things) I'm lazy and I have no excuses. Must.Snap.Out.Of.It.

I want to ask you folks, what did you have to do in regards to scaling up? Asides from devoting more time.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoKnightsInc
    I was interested in your challenge but that thread was locked so no updates on it:-(
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    • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
      Pretty sure thats everyone's biggest challenge: motivation/time management. Just work harder and it will pay off..pretty clear.
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      • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
        Originally Posted by connorbringas View Post

        Pretty sure thats everyone's biggest challenge: motivation/time management. Just work harder and it will pay off..pretty clear.
        Yeah I get that, but I'm just wondering if there's anything else.
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    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by Rohit View Post

      I was interested in your challenge but that thread was locked so no updates on it:-(
      Yeah, lately the warriorforum has been locking up a lot of my threads. I think they want to hide my strategy .
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      • Profile picture of the author SeoKnightsInc
        Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

        Yeah, lately the warriorforum has been locking up a lot of my threads. I think they want to hide my strategy .
        May be the problem is that all your threads are later answered by wolfmiii which introduce something like self promotion.
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        • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
          Originally Posted by Rohit View Post

          May be the problem is that all your threads are later answered by wolfmiii which introduce something like self promotion.
          Perhaps. But hey, I got to give credit where credit is due! He's the go to guy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nelapsi
    For me... scaling up is measured by traffic. So there is a constant measure of researching for topics I am interested in writing on and that bring in an increase of solid traffic without spending loads of time on off page SEO. Then there is the time I spend on combing through the data logs regarding what keywords are being used to find what articles. It is shocking the number of new things I find to write about just in that group.

    I think for me it isn't laziness but rather always understanding what I want to write isn't always what people want to read.

    In my latest strategy for earning an income from my website I have been exploring better ways to dominate complete groups of keywords in an effort to take over niches. I am about 60% into my first experiment in doing this, I need to get up to about 80% I figure then I can see how effective it will be to monetize this tactic.
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    Yep, find a good writer and outsource all the content work.

    The way you work you don't need to do much kw research, just pick the products yourself or teach that to someone else as well, and get someone to build the sites and there you are.

    Upscaling is so easy.
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    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Yep, find a good writer and outsource all the content work.

      The way you work you don't need to do much kw research, just pick the products yourself or teach that to someone else as well, and get someone to build the sites and there you are.

      Upscaling is so easy.
      The research part I already have down. The writing part.....hmmm....
      What do you guys recommend to find these writers? iwriter isn't that great. And I don't know, I just love writing just cause it's my own personality. But hey, if I find a damn good writer for a good price I'll go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Eh, iwriter isn't that bad. All I gotta do is edit some of their work and wala. $3 for 500 words. Can't complain.
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  • Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

    Hey all, it's been a while. So after a year + of research and testing, asking questions consistently, I've been able to make a steady amount of income.

    My biggest challenge which I know Bnet(?) some beaver looking guy on his avatar I forgot his exact Warrior name here, told me that it would be scaling.

    And so far, I've reached that point. Scaling even further. Sure my income is growing, but not at the rate I want it to be.

    From the looks of things, it really does go with "proper plan, time and energy, along with execution."

    I've been putting in maybe 2 hours more or less a day. THAT alone I believe is a big factor. And as I've mentioned before, I have ALL the time in the world. Truthfully, (I'm not going to sugarcoat things) I'm lazy and I have no excuses. Must.Snap.Out.Of.It.

    I want to ask you folks, what did you have to do in regards to scaling up? Asides from devoting more time.
    Hi GGPaul,

    I think the best method of scaling up is often dependent on your business model.

    Perhaps it would help to share with us a rough outline of the work you do daily. Without revealing too much I mean... ( Don't tell us your website or your niche of course. )

    On another note, I think 2 hours of daily work isn't too bad. The more work you do, the less productive you get as time goes by because you tend to get worn out...

    So 2 hours of work with frequent breaks in between is ideal.

    Internet marketing is meant to be a lifestyle business after all.

    There are various methods to scale, including outsourcing. There might be software that helps you do what you usually do even faster, etc...
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    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by The Mysterious Marketer View Post

      Hi GGPaul,

      I think the best method of scaling up is often dependent on your business model.

      Perhaps it would help to share with us a rough outline of the work you do daily. Without revealing too much I mean... ( Don't tell us your website or your niche of course. )

      On another note, I think 2 hours of daily work isn't too bad. The more work you do, the less productive you get as time goes by because you tend to get worn out...

      So 2 hours of work with frequent breaks in between is ideal.

      Internet marketing is meant to be a lifestyle business after all.

      There are various methods to scale, including outsourcing. There might be software that helps you do what you usually do even faster, etc...
      I'm an affiliate for Amazon. Here's a thread of mine that got closed =( which gives you an idea of what I've been doing. Do you outsource your writers? If so, where? I'm using iwriter. But I haven't used them for a while because I've enjoyed writing. Nevertheless, I need to since time is $$.

      http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...even-more.html
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      • Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

        I'm an affiliate for Amazon. Here's a thread of mine that got closed =( which gives you an idea of what I've been doing. Do you outsource your writers? If so, where? I'm using iwriter. But I haven't used them for a while because I've enjoyed writing. Nevertheless, I need to since time is $$.

        http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...even-more.html
        Hi GGpaul,

        That was quite an interesting thread.

        Thanks for sharing. Unfortunate that it was closed.

        I don't outsource my writing. I enjoy writing too, and I do it all myself...

        Though my niche models are run a bit differently...

        So from what I see, what you mainly do is to create reviews, rank them with social bookmarking, and wait for the money to start rolling in.

        I think the simplicity of your model is good. I wouldn't detract from that.

        There are several ways you can go about getting more money. The thing that takes the most time from what I can see is in creating the reviews. Social bookmarking doesn't take too long.

        Or is there something else that takes away most of your time?

        A few ways to scale up what you are doing that I can think of off the top of my head...

        - Outsourcing. Which you already know.
        - Learn and develop methods to write and create reviews faster.
        - Tweak and optimize each review for more money. What I mean is to test and improve various things that you are already doing, like:

        Improving your titles, descriptions, etc. for higher CTR in the SERPs so you can get more traffic with the same amount of work. By coincidence I'm in the process of writing a thread about this.

        Test and tweak the location of your images, your affiliate links, your call to actions, etc. in each of your articles to get higher CTRs. I don't mean to do this every time. I mean to do this once, and once you've found the best article layout with optimal CTR, keep using the same layout again and again.

        You may be able to earn a lot more with the same amount of effort. So instead of scaling up, what you may need is to just get more out of what you already have.

        Set measures in place so that the traffic you are getting multiplies on autopilot. I think you've already read this thread, so you get what I mean...

        Depending on your niche, you can build a list, an email the list with seasonal Amazon deals on your site...
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Yeah, what I'll do is I'll write AND outsource so I have more posts in one day. As far as iwriter goes, I'll just edit it because there are times where the writer is actually "pretty decent" and knows what they're talking about.
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  • Profile picture of the author nnr21
    I just read your closed thread and it is amazing. Just wanted to ask you about the figures now

    How many amazon sites you have now?
    How many pages each site has got?
    How many visitors every day you get to your affiliate link?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by nnr21 View Post

      I just read your closed thread and it is amazing. Just wanted to ask you about the figures now

      How many amazon sites you have now?
      How many pages each site has got?
      How many visitors every day you get to your affiliate link?

      Thanks

      I have 4.
      One of them I have about 91 posts. Another 34 , and the others 15.
      24-42.

      It dropped since I stopped doing it for about two weeks. I went to Vegas 4 times in 2 weeks that's why . Now I'm back to finish this year.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Outsourcing can scale things up, but it also magnifies the risks.

    One MMO person outsourced their writing, their writer fulfilled the gig by copying ALL of my HubPages.

    Suffice to say that the person now has a black mark against their AdSense account, and if I had more time then they'd be looking at a lawsuit.

    So ALWAYS manage your staff properly.
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    • Profile picture of the author xMizzlex
      I have a quick question...

      On Amazon affiliate sites... Do you have to add the disclosure in the footer or can you add it to your privacy policy?
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      • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
        Originally Posted by xMizzlex View Post

        I have a quick question...

        On Amazon affiliate sites... Do you have to add the disclosure in the footer or can you add it to your privacy policy?
        I add both.
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  • Profile picture of the author debbiecarter
    What about creating your own product (short video series of "How to make Money Using Amazon" or something along those lines) then selling it as your own affiliate programe. You could do the "watch over my shoulder" type video series, especially good for someone like yourself who has a success story to share.

    Then if you offer it as an affiliate product (you would need to equate your commission payments into your selling price) with the right price point you could watch it go viral in a matter of weeks if not days.
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    • Profile picture of the author theverysmartguy
      Originally Posted by debbiecarter View Post

      What about creating your own product (short video series of "How to make Money Using Amazon" or something along those lines) then selling it as your own affiliate programe. You could do the "watch over my shoulder" type video series, especially good for someone like yourself who has a success story to share.

      Then if you offer it as an affiliate product (you would need to equate your commission payments into your selling price) with the right price point you could watch it go viral in a matter of weeks if not days.
      The methods he is using are not his own; he has mentioned this on several occasions. So it would be unethical to go out and create a product to show how he makes money with Amazon.

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  • Profile picture of the author DizenSounds
    If you really want to make it then plan on spending a hell of a lot more time than 2 hours a day. You know your problem.

    Sit down and do work. Map out strategies to put people in places that allow you to scale. But make sure you have a proven strategy before scaling, and especially a strategy that will allow you to scale. Some stuff just wont work at scale.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    two ways to scale up and see good results.

    1) The warrior for hire section.

    2) elance baby...yeah!

    two powerhoues of good workers.
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Yeah, I wouldn't do that. Like I said I give respect and credit where credit is due. BUT, I wouldn't mind doing 1 on 1 coaching for a fee of course (shit, I got bills to pay and a future ahead of me) =D. I don't know if THAT would interfere with anything.
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  • Here Paul,

    Use one or more of these tactics to increase traffic coming to your sites instantly.

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  • Profile picture of the author ProSence
    I would say that the difficult part is getting a writer according to what you want, and you would get writers as well, need to be more creative, give time in researching writers too after researching your project.

    Then you can assign this work to a web helper, designer, webmaster this way the work would be semi automated it would fit for your laziness as well.
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