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$400 per week in 4 months only?

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$400 per week in 4 months only?

Hey guys,

I'm challenging myself in the next 4 months, trying to secure an income of $400pw if I can. It's all a test, obviously I'll end up with some nice websites hopefully, but if you're interested in seeing how I go, check out http://www.thebigventure.com/4m400/

As you guys know, I've been on the forum for a little while, but never really done much, rather just tried to learn lots... Now it's time to take action!

Cheers,
Ashton
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hey ashton
I too am from australia and have been following marks stuff for a while he is one of the best teachers you can have.I too have a goal which is to be earning $4000 a month. by the end of the year from building affiliate sites.I find my biggest challenge is time and focus so I have enlisted the help of my daughter who is also building blog sites using nothing but free stuff.We set our selves specific tasks that have to be completed by each meeting.


Good luck with it all
Judy robertson
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Hi Judy,
Thankyou for your reply. You're absolutely right about Mark, his stuff works, and it's fantastic!
Everyone faces those same challenges, some days I wake up and don't feel like working. It's all about focus and using time wisely. But it's GREAT to see that you've made goals for meetings and for the end of the year. Without goals you won't know if you're successful or not, because there's no finish line. So keep making goals like you are, because then you have direction as well!
Thankyou for your wishes, and all the best for you this year, it'd be awesome to catch up again at the end of the year, (I might send you a PM) and see how we both went :)
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Ashton
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hi !!!
I heard there is good system for traffic generation. But I am not sure how far it works... And moreover u need to may pr this..
Anyway go through this for information ...9to5annihilation.com

Thanks
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Hey Ashton,

Good luck getting to $400 / week. I think it is definitely possible, though it could be challenging too (but that's half the fun!).
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Hi Ashton,

Best of luck to you. It's great to make a personal resolution and then take it public. Keeps you accountable. So keep us up-to-date!
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@ Clayton - Thanks bud.
@ esolutions - That's it mate, now I have to do it! Check out my ongoing progress at www.thebigventure.com
I'll try to post a few updates here every now and then.
Thanks for the support guys!
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I'm sure you can do this, n0thsa! Keep us posted. I know you'll learn a lot as you take this journey. If you have any questions or anything you want to clarify, just make a post and we will try to help you out as much as we can.

I think these would be good articles to read and keep in mind as you work hard to reach your goals:

Top 6 hurdles for an affiliate marketing newbie

How giving yourself a break can make you more productive

Lessons I have learned from my failures
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Thankyou Michellerana for your support, will definitely keep you guys posted.
And thankyou for the article, will take a look at it later today.
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Hey guys
It's been a while, but I've blogged my latest update - check it out at www.thebigventure.com if you're interested :)
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Hey guys,

It has been a while since last post here and I know how you guys want to keep track of my progress (or at least I hope you do), so just wanting to let you guys know that I am still doing it and I've got a few more updates that occured more recently including rankings etc.

Check out the FB page @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheBigVen ... 7895764325

You can get all the latest updates, tips, advice etc from there!

Cheers,
Ashton
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n0thsa,

Wishing you much success and cheering you on!
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Hey Ashton,

Very nice to see that you are still progressing and even got a sale!

Although it is a noble gesture, why would you give away all of your keywords and sites after completing the challenge? After the challenge they will be ranking higher and creating even more income for you...
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hey ashton. looking good, and congrats on the sale too..
now it is all about repeating the process that works and keep going.
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Thanks guys for all the support!

esolutions wrote:Although it is a noble gesture, why would you give away all of your keywords and sites after completing the challenge? After the challenge they will be ranking higher and creating even more income for you...


I'm not actually giving away my sites or keywords. I'm assuming you're referring to what I said about Site 5, the one that got me my first sale? Well basically, what I'm "revealing" is the type of site it is and what "niche" it is in. Not what my domain is, and what keywords I'm targetting. As you've realised that is just way too valuable to give away, and I'll probably end up digging a hole for myself.

I think that's what you meant? I'm pretty sure I didn't say anywhere that I'd give away my entire site names and keywords, however please do quote me if I'm wrong. Thankyou for the support too :)
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hey Ashton
kepp it up we all are right behind you mate. lets put up some testimonials!!

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Hey Darren!
Thanks for the great words mate and support!
Ashton
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Hey guys!
Just making sure this thread doesn't die out because I do want to ensure you guys get updated progress on my journey!
I've posted up a new update just a day ago. Check it out at the site... Or here for instant updates! http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Big-V ... 895764325/
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I saw a blog entry 38$ in 1 week. The idea more important at first is to see that you are making some money. After this if you work hard you will get to what you want.
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Hey Ashton,

It definitely doable. Congratulations!

Cheers
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Thanks guys appreciate the support!!
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http://www.thebigventure.com/
Just posted an update... a bad one (though, this journey is big, long, and it will not all be UP), but it's an update
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sorry to hear that Ashton, but thats the nature of SEO lol...
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Hey guys,
I didn't want the thread to get buried away, with 1 more month left, I've just put up another update. Check it out at:
http://www.thebigventure.com/4m400/day- ... -13-4m400/
Few sales are slowly dribbling in which is great! Still a very long way to go though.
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You site shows that you are now at 189/week? Is that correct? That's pretty impressive. I must be doing something completely wrong because I'm getting 3400 unique visitors a week across 3 sites and to date averaging about 100/month. So congrats on cracking the code.
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Beldin wrote:You site shows that you are now at 189/week? Is that correct? That's pretty impressive. I must be doing something completely wrong because I'm getting 3400 unique visitors a week across 3 sites and to date averaging about 100/month. So congrats on cracking the code.


Yes Beldin, 189 in the last week (7 days) from that date specified, coming from 5 sites, with quite a few articles on each, have a look @ my ranking stats for more information.

Mate you're getting way more visitors than me! You should be on more. What are your keywords? How many hoplink clicks are you getting? How many sales?... Find out the week link.

eg. Traffic = means your ranking is good/or whatever source you use. Clicks to affiliate products means your converting ur traffic well to potential customers (see the rate though, of your webpage traffic to hoplink traffic). Then check the sales.

Theres no problem in traffic so that's fine. If you're not getting the right amount of clicks to your affiliate products, then the issue is your keywords are targeted enough or you're not using strong enough call to action.

If you are getting good clicks, but not good conversoins, the problem lies in your product choices. Their sales pages are the issue and not converting. Ask yourself:
1) are the product choices RELEVENT to the keyword/reason why the visitor is on my page?
2) if so, does my product im promoting have high enough gravity? (showing it's good @ converting prospects into sales).
3) if so, are all my affiliate links correct? (you'd be surprised how many times I've seen people who's affiliate links weren't set properly and they miss out on some sales).

It's not hard, when you think about it. It's not even a code that needs to be cracked. It's just taking "people with a ?" in their minds, and solving the ? for them. You can solve it for free in the article you have on your site, and then offer a quick solution in a product. I often give them solutions to say, "yeast infections", in the article, which will work anywhere from like 5 days to 10 days. But then my product would solve it for them in 12 hours! Or something...

Anyways ask yourself those questions. I would LOVE to have 3400 unique visitors on my sites. Anyways come back to me when you have some answers to those questions and ill take a quick look and see if i can help.
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Good stuff Ashton...... can you roughly summarize your backlinking process?

I know you are using AMR and Article marketing automation from your blogs, but how do you manage to backlink to most of the pages at the same time?
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600 unique visitors yesterday alone.

I have had my sites reviewed and had good comments. The challenge is that getting a new page ranked takes time so testing in this industry is a long and slow process. This month I'm over 200 in sales and am changing up my ads and action calls, but, so far I'm doing what I've been instructed to do.

My guess is that my keywords aren't all the buying keywords that produce sales, like "Buy X product". But, as I worked through the program and checked out competition, including some on this site who are making sales... I didn't see much difference, if any, in the keyword selection. Probably a combination of everything.

I do know all the ins and outs of this, at least at a basic level, as I have been at it since the fall of 2009 although I had taken a bit of time of during the period.
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@Beldin - You've pretty much been around as much as me. I think then it might be your keywords. My keywords are pretty "buying" focused. eg. Buy... or Review... Stop... Help... How to... etc. But overall I've seen some random sales come surely from traffic from article directories which is pretty neat.

@Kakaboo - Basically once I get all my pages up on a website. Say, I had 45 articles on "website a". I get my VA to take those articles and start rewriting them in a spinnable format (which can be submitted both to AMR and SEOLV). He does 3 per day. He writes it, submits them to SEOLV, and then emails it to me. And I plug them into AMR. I have my AMR set at a schedule (so it looks natural with my backlinking). SEOLV is automatically set at a schedule too.

I then can take the unique "rewrites" from SEOLV and plug them into big directories which are not on AMR, eg. Ezine. I do that manually. Then (have not yet done this enough), I can even go and put them on Squidoo lenses too. If I wanted more, I could make Youtube videos or something... At the moment the SEOLV, AMR and a little bit of Ezine has worked wonders for most of the pages.

How do I link to all the pages at the same time? Well SEOLV is running automatically, AMR is running automatically. I let them do their thing, each day adding more and more to the "automatic" process. So really, I'm not getting backlinks to ALL the pages at the same time. But after maybe 3 weeks (3 spins a day from my VA x 5 days a week = 15 spun articles a week) I will have 45 articles spun, which is my entire site. So after the 3 weeks, I will have the backlinking automated from AMR and SEOLV. The ezine/squidoo/youtube/whatever else you want to do, I can outsource, but at the moment I do myself because I only have enough funds for 1 VA, and he's doing the hard part of writing every day (which I hate more).

Once you get a system in place, it just takes a little bit of work, every day. I can go at 3 articles per day to AMR, 3 to Ezine, 3 to squidoo. Might take me just over an hour and that's it. If I have 3-4 hours a day to work, then I can do much more. It's just getting the stuff in place usually is harder.

By the way, all the articles on SEOLV, link to my direct page, and the domain homepage. Same with AMR page links and Ezine, etc. So each time I get a page link, I get another direct domain link.
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*UPDATE*

Yes it's nearing the end... And I guess things aren't looking that great in terms of the challenge. For those who are not aware of the challenge, it's basically to reach $400 per week in 4 months.

My update is here: Day 108 – Week 16 – 4M400 | The Big Venture

It looks like it's impossible to reach that challenge mark now, HOWEVER, I have still hit a mark where I think I get achieve $200 per week in this same time period. Yes that wasn't my goal, but from who I've talked to, that point usually can take people anywhere from 9 months to 1 year! So I guess it's good in that sense.

Thanks to all who are still supporting!
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Hi Ashton,

Even though you may not reach your goal in 4 months, don't write off all the hard work you put in.

You've come a long way and you've probably learned so much. If you've ever read the book "Outliers" it all adds up toward your 10,000 hours (they say that if you put in 10,000 hours doing something you are pretty much guaranteed to become a "master" at it).

And also remember the words of Napoleon Hill "Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit."

I'd be willing to bet that you now know a lot more about what to do (and more importantly, what not to do) moving forward. You've done a great job :)
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I agree with Clayton. you aren't doing that bad if you are doing 200/week. As my uncle used to tell me, shoot for the stars and you might hit the moon, but if you dont aim at anything, its not likeley to get you very far.

Even if you dont reach the bigger goal, you should still consider it a success if you are making that much., I know people who have been trying and havent made $200 in 5 years, much less per week.
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^ Truth!

If you learned how to make 200/week, then you know how to make 400/week. :) Rinse, repeat and reap the rewards?
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Hey guys!

It's been a while, and the results are in. Check out http://www.thebigventure.com/affiliate- ... challenge/
Turned out that the average income dropped from the peak, but have a read anyways.

Cheers!
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