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Jul 092010

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How To Make $5000 A Month

What are you doing guys? And I mean no disrespect but you know who you are. You have been around longer then the noob writing this stupid article yet I make more than 10 times a month what you do. And I am not referring to the $5K I am going to talk about, I am talking about real money. Scary money. Tracey knows how to make good money with Amazon and was actually the Gal who inspired me and my Gal (not Tracey) to step up the Amazon game some time ago, oh yeah. JR is another Gal who keeps it real and knows the importance of ranking inner pages and it amazes me that people still think the home page keyword is the be all and end all. You can get the home page to number 1 without even backlinking for the term if you keep it real like the Gals do. Are the ladies actually better at making money online than men? I think they may well be.

As I sit here in my dank semi-cave of a room hunched over my solar run laptop (after just getting very hot fixing the water pump, which runs the house and works off a car battery) I know for a fact that many people simply are not making the money that they should be for the time they have been trying to make it online. Today we will go for a trip together and for a little walk in the Internet park where every blade of grass hides a lovely little niche to make some money with.

The numbers were going to be higher for this post title and more a reflection of what me and my partner earn a month between us but I changed it as it seemed a bit silly.

We earn a lot more than this now but I don’t want to say exactly how much. I know many bloggers like to give big show and tell about their earnings but it seems like showing off. Even this noob writing this has built up his little empire to earn a very good income every month and I am going to show you how to do it.

If you follow the guidelines in this article you will make $5000 a month.

But do you know what?

None of you will.


It will be more. If you put in to practice what I am going to tell you then you will make more than five thousand dollars a month. I don’t know how much money you earn at the moment, either with a “real” job or with your online work but for me that is WAY more than is needed to live on.

This means that if you do what I am about to reveal you will never have to go and work for anyone else ever again. You will have total financial freedom and will be your own boss and set your own hours.

But, and of course there is always going to be one, most people simply never get to realize their online dreams and it is simply because they do not actually do what they know they should.

I am wondering how best to present this so it does not come across as patronizing or sounding like I am talking down to anyone. I am certainly not an expert on anything Internet related. I just put in the hours and hope for the best. I do minimal research, I don’t know how to build a static website, I don’t use any tools to check rankings, as I was asked the other day, and what is this scroogle? Don’t go to the .com unless you like your adult content very adult, bugger, that’s done it hasn’t it, see you all tomorrow then, I warned you, not for work or for anyone really (it’s porn), I don’t know any coding, apart from rel=”nofollow” which is the most important one for me πŸ˜‰ There is no magic secret to making a living online with blogs, I don’t have one, it is just knowing how to make a site and use a keyboard and do good post titles that get visitors. But the actual work involved is B to the I to the G. i.e


I am a noob, in that it is only just over a year since I began to know how to do the basics to make money blogging. My oldest owned domain is about 22 months and contributes little to earnings. Me and my partners oldest sites that make good money are only about a year old, they are the ones that make the $5000 a month I am talking about a very conservative figure indeed.

What follows may sound patronizing but it is not my intention. What it is is one of many approaches to building a long term income online that will see you on more than $5K a month.

And, of course, most won’t do it.

Even though I am talking about a years timeline here many simply will see it as too long to wait. And it gets me. A year? Out of a whole lifetime of independence? If you don’t want to do it then fine. Stop reading and go stress about the day job. Nasty but the truth.

This is not easy to do. Anyone who says that making a full time income is easy is a big fat fibber and is not to be trusted. Liar liar pants on fire.

Now, this is going to cost you a little, but this is optional. I am writing this after looking back on what I have done and how I could have made it easier, but I got here without it so up to you. This is not a sales pitch but just what I now know would have made the process quicker, easier and most importantly more profitable.

So, let’s take this one step at a time so we don’t get confused. Well, me actually, as I am writing this in stages between doing online work that actually makes me some money πŸ˜‰ Click my affiliate links godsdammit. I am starving here.


Yeah I know, the biggest commission for an affiliate sale. And I am recommending that you buy a reseller account. Though no better a commission than normal hosting. Anyone who knows me from Ben’s SEO forum knows I was very late to getting a reseller account. It should have been the first thing I did not one of the last. Now I have relatively new sites on the account rather than year old sites that would have been so much more worthwhile.

A reseller account cost about $24 a month. For that you can have a number of sites hosted on an IP address of your choice. Not unlimited but enough to spread out your sites so that they are not under the same IP address. This has a number of advantages.

  • Your sites are on different servers so a problem with one does not take out all of your sites
  • They are in different locations and even countries to spread out the safety even more
  • You get to be able to use the different sites to send yourself high quality links from different IP addresses which is invaluable and so important

Use my sidebar link and buy it, I regret it but at least have it now. I used an affiliate link when I bought it so that the love gets spread around.

Anyway, do it or don’t but it is best done sooner rather than later.

So, we have the hosting set up, what is next?

Why we need sites of course.

All my domains use wordpress as I am a dummy and still can’t even type properly let alone do any tech type stuff. But whatever way you build your sites the same thng applies.

Buy domains.

I use Go Daddy to buy domains but there are others and I probably need to switch but never get aporund to it, but use whoever.

How many domains to buy?

Ah, now that is a tough one.

Let’s say ten. It can be more, less, whatever, but ten is cool and more than enough. We are going to be the bees knees with our ten sites inΒ  a years time and that is the time frame we need to be looking at. We can’t make $500 a site a month in only a few months of work, we need to look to about a years time to build them up to semething reasonable and this is the attitude we need to take.

So, 10 shiny new domains to play with and build our online empire. But what will probably happen is that over the course of the year we will allow a few to fall by the wayside and we may even end up simply working on one site all day every day.

Oh, but that is boring.

Tough, suck it up and get on with it.

Picking A Niche

I am not even going to go in to this. Pick something you love that Amazon sells products for, or any other affiliate program. But unless you can offer something that is next to impossible to find apart from through one affiliate program then use Amazon, we all love a little bit of Amazon, don’t we. By the way, this is the holy grail of good money if you can find it. Get a niche where the product is almost impossible to find online and find an affiliate program and you will be skipping down the street swinging your skirt and laughing all the way to the bank. But, socks are good sellers too.

Our niche can be anything, let’s just go on to Amazon and pick something. A nice broad niche like socks but preferably that has items for more money than socks but not so expensive that we will not get buyers.

Something middley (if that is a word).

So, go pick a niche, a broad niche, that you can then cover hundreds of different products on. There are plenty out there so I don’t need to give you ideas on this one.

Pick a nice buying keyword domain name and away we go. cheapsocksforsale.com and we are up and running.

I will skip the usual plugins etc and picking a theme. And all the tips for a nice simple shop style layout are on the How To Make Money With Amazon article, which I would appreciate some links to by the way πŸ˜‰

I went over the post titles that we need to write in the Buying Keywords article so we have 50 posts right there before we even start. That is plenty to get going with. So, all that has been covered, this post is really about how to really make the money. About what is involved and about whether you really do want to make the money or not.

I do, I am, and I will be making more next year, and a lot more than an extra $5K a month, although I have my good lady so really we are a two man/woman team. But half the money and we still rock the house, but keep it quiet but I make shed loads more than her! Although she is creeping up fast with her new found knack for super high rankings for uber competitive terms.

What To Do Once We Have Our Sites

This is what it is all about really. Picking a niche and setting up a site is just the beginning. Once we have our site we want to start adding content to them. Go through them all and add a few posts. Do a couple each site then move on. Then get back to the first and add a few more to them all in turn.

This lets them age a littleΒ  just while we are getting going.

After a few weeks begin to use the postrunner system by the keyword Academy, see the sidebar for this. It is the best tool I have ever used for getting real life legitimate and quality backlinks.

Now, this is about work, lots of it.

If we are serious about really doing this and changing our lives then we really need to sacrifice many other aspects of life for a year. If you can do it then you will make the money easily, if not then you won’t. And that is that.

We have our sites with a little bit of content on them. We will now gradually add more and more every day. Obviously the more content we get online the better ant the longer it has to age the better.

This is where most will drop off and go back to old ways or give up IM altogether.

You must put in the hours. I still forget just how much work it takes to get a site ranking. It is hard work of the first degree. And boring too. But it makes for long term money that is quite passive once we reach a certain point with a site. About a year or so.

With some content on and our content growing we now need to look to backlinks. I have written about what I use on the sidebar and am upfront about it. Use them all but not yet. For a new site simply use the postrunner system, it is about as good as it gets.

Write an article a day for each of your ten sites at least 4 or 5 times a week and use the rest of the time to add content to the sites. It may seem like an awful lot but you need to do it. A 300 word article should take 10 minutes tops to write, and if you get your act together then a lot less. Today I started work at about ten. I answered emails, dicked about, fixed a pump and wrote half of this article. Plus I wrote 12 articles each over 300 words. And each with 2 backlinks to sites.

So, 10 articles a day for backlinks. That is just over an hour and a half, and if you can’t do that then you are not going to make what you want in the timeframe you want.

You need to start off a new site conservatively and a few links a day is simple enough to get on with.

Also use Infobarrel for some Infobarrel success and ezine articles and the usual article directories. This is the best way to begin and get some good backlinks.

Spend some time doing blogroll exchanges over the first few months too.

We want to gradually build up our sites with content and this will never end. We will always need to add more buying keyword post titles as we find them and as we see what visitors are coming to our sites for.

After a few months of adding content and regular low level backlinking we will begin to see a trickle of traffic. It is very disheartening at the beginning when we do all this and get no visitors. But it is the same for everyone else and we just need to ignore this and get on with doing it.

After a good few months we will see what sites rank the easiest, get the best traffic, and get some sales. The ones that are doing the best should be switched to the main focus of our work. And I mean work.

If a site is doing well, or a few sites then begin to introduce ways to get more and more backlinks quicker. Use the stuff on the sidebar and get going with it. I could have done better I now know if you had put my hand even slightly in my pocket a little sooner, but we live and learn.

Use some automated services to get more links every day. Continue to make them manually as well as these are simply always going to be the best ones and more stick like (sticky). But once we have been working a site for 4 to 6 months the big guns need to come out. We can send 10 links to a site in a day and do nothing but good. We can send 200 and disappear for a few days only to return higher up in the SERPS. Scary but effective for those with the nerve.

What I am saying is that the number of links that you may need to rank well can be very high. 1 or 2 to a page will not cut it very often. It may need hundreds to a single article. So do that.

We pass the six month mark for a site and the traffic begins to grow and grow. It may not be more than 100 a day or it may be a lot more, either way we can now see the true potential of what we have got ourselves in to. Sales come and we begin to rank better. Maybe we have a few sites that simply perform better, ans we should now stick with them for the bulk of our work. Why keep flogging a dead horse? If one site shines like the proverbial um, ah, STAR, that’s it, then we can just live there and make it our own special baby. Why not?

Or 2 or 3, whatever. But up the game. More content, and more backlinks a lot more.

Do it day in and day out.

How Long Should I Spend On My Blogs

A long time. If you really want to make a lot of money then you need to make sacrifices. Work for at least 3 hours a day but preferably 8, every day for at least five days a week. If that is impossible then find a way to do as many as possible.

Look, okay, a year is all we are talking about here. Get up early and doΒ  work before your J O B.

Do it after work until you fall asleep.

Do it all weekend.

Ignore the wife.

Kick the Dog

Strangle the Cat

and write and write and write.

Write until your fingers lock, write until your neck kills. Write until you simply cannot stand it anymore.

Fall off a ladder and go on sick leave for 3 months and spend it working 10 hours a day on your best sites. Just find a way to put in a lot of hours.

And do you know the absolute best way to really make money online?

Stop reading this right now.

Delete it from your reader. Delete everything else from your reader. Shut down any forums you visit and never go there again.

Never play a computer game again for a year. Never watch the tv. Never read your emails. And absolutely never go on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace. And I am sure there are others too. I never go on any of them, ever, now. No twitter, I am not a member of Facebook, I don’t have an iPhine thingy, I do waste time reading blogs, and I do waste time with email, but I am getting better every day. But I do waste a hell of a lot of time with this site, I know that for sure. But that is going to change too. Sorry.

Seriously. What do you really need to know?

You know how to buy a domain name and put wordpress on it. Some of you clever sods even know how to build static sites. You know how to join Amazon or affiliate programs on cj.com. You know how to write a post title to get people to buy. You know how to join article directories and publish articles. You know the keyword academy exists. You know how to use a paid service for masses of links to boost rankings super fast.

That is it.

The rest is just work, every day.

Content, backlinks, all day, every day = $5 big ones in a year, and that would probably be in a crap niche that converts poorly.

Now I know that is not possible for many of us but we can all do a few hours every day, and more on weekends. Once you get going you will uncover something great and run with it. Spend the time building backlinks all the time. Then you will make money.

What I have found is that every week or two a quick survey of where I rank for good terms is best. Write them down, maybe 5 tough terms and all week just concentrate on backlinks for them. Every day. 10, 20, 2 one day 300, next day o, next day 1. Next day 50——

These articles on your site need to be number 1. Every article on your sites needs to be number one for its keywords. You don’t stop until they are.

And when they are all number 1 then you need to get a double listing.Β  You need to link two articles together and get them next to each other for the same keywords by giving them backlinks. And then you will bring into play the other sites you have been setting up along the way on you reseller hosting account and begin to get more listings on page 1 from the smaller niche sites you set up for the keywords that you uncovered along the year long journey.

No rss readers, no forums, no email, no computer games, no Facebook (definitely), no Tweety tweeting, write articles and write article for backjlinks. Send off a list to backlinks philippines. Or do it manually with Paul’s $8 list a month, and send hundreds of links to sites that have some age.

Oh, one exception Subscribe to my feed

I get lonely otherwise πŸ˜‰

But really I am not joking, what do you honestly need to learn? Clear out the reader and just do your own thing, for a year, for a lifetime of flexible living, working, dreaming, and most importantly of all………..loving.

That is the most important one for me anyway.

Thanks to all who keep sending in the generous donations, I really cannot tell you how much I really appreciate it.

Makes such a refreshing change I wish I could earn my money like that.

And just a little note to say that I am now closing the doors on this blog, at least for now, who knows what the future will bring?

I will, of course, answer any questions I know the answers to. I am now going to dominate a new set of products and over the next year reach our combined goal of $30,000 a month, although I work in Euros, but hey, you nearly all seem to be from the US.

Job done.

What more is there to say.


Love you all.

  37 Responses to “How To Make A Living Online”

  1. Hey thanks for the link love!

    Yep everything you suggested works. I’d be making more too if I didn’t just have a baby – those little creatures sort of suck into my computer time πŸ˜‰

    It only takes you 10 minutes to write an article? Wow – and I thought I was quick at 20 mins – looks like I need to practice the speed more.

    t xx

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Tracey, de nada.

    I am amazed you would have any time for making more money with a new baby, and a big congratulations.

    Ten minutes is about right for me, although it will depend on how much I know about the subject. A new niche is always going to take longer. I just wish I had learned to type better. I am always jealous when I see my lady never even having to look at the keyboard, I dread to think how fast she can type.

  2. Hey Dave….you know we all love this site and the advice is spot on….it is pretty funny that you mention deleting everything from the reader because that is what I did last week (except for yours which, by the sounds of it, I should delete as well).

    Quick note for you…today is 7/9/2010….this time next year I will be making $5,000 a month online (minimum) and will hit you with an update…until then, I am out and off to building my empire!.

    Peace out my friend!

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Good for you Dusty. Probably the best thing anyone could do. Of course you MUST leave mine in there, just in case πŸ˜‰

    I would absolutely love it if you came back in a year and gave an update, I am sure you will be making much more than 5K a month if you do the work.

    Good luck my friend, you are on your way to untold riches.

  3. Great post! I was just about to post my blogging hiatus and “productivity hack” today.

    To help ensure that I focus entirely on my niche websites, I had to install LeechBlock, an awesome Firefox plugin that blocks all of my favorite blogs and forums Monday through Friday, and leaving me the weekends to catchup. (Now there were times I got sneaky and just used another browser, but I realized how counterproductive it was).

    Granted I don’t work 12 hours per day, but this plugin prevents me from wasting time browsing blogs/forums/etc long after I’ve completed my non-passive income tasks.

    I’m not subscribed to your blog, so this is something I should do now since my hiatus starts today.

    While I’ll be past the $5k mark in a year, an extra $5k on top of what I earn wouldn’t hurt! πŸ™‚

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Yolanda, not subscribed? Gasp!!!!

    And see, now you are getting me to do a search for a program, install it, set it up, and then I will have wasted more time πŸ˜‰

    Seriously, it sounds like a very good tool and must mean more productivity.

    And amen to an extra $5K, I have about a year to get to my final goal then I am outta here. But hey, if it takes longer it takes longer.

  4. Dave, have you tried Dragon Naturally Speaking? I don’t type that well either, so using this has really helped me to pump out articles more quickly. And has stopped my hands/wrists from hurting too. It’s not totally accurate (probably because of my cheap mic), but then neither is my typing lol

    I like LeechBlock too, since I get distracted easily & just can’t bring myself to completely unsubscribe from everything (I know it would be a good idea though)

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Cat, to be honest I couldn’t face it, but I know some peeps do well with it.

    I just can’t imagine sitting down and talking out loud saying:

    “You should really buy these white socks, they are really great. When it comes to buying white socks we have the best deals online. See the above link for some great discount white socks deals. We sell our white socks in association with our partners Amazon, who offer the best rates and a great customer service”

    My good lady would shoot me in about 3 seconds, or hit me over the head with my laptop anyway.


  5. haha good point – I’d feel a bit weird dictating if there was someone else around when I’m working too!

  6. “kick the dog – strangle the cat” – hilarious!!!
    so I printed off this blog post to read on the train home from work yesterday – 8 goddamn pages!!! Are you crazy??????

    But seriously, what are you really trying to say? lol.
    Looking at my own progress, I think I am doing OK with keywords and article writing, however the backlinks are really keeping me off the top spots.

    After having checked a couple of keywords, I will now go forth and attempt to order Backlinks P. through your link.

    Hope to have some news to report in my next monthly earnings review.

    Wish me luck.

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Tip top, I just had my second report for the 120 sites package. Wowzer. Even better than the jumps in ranking I reported on the backlinks article. Very good stuff indeed and more than worth the money. Some articles jumped more than 10 spots so I am certainly not complaining.

    I will check out the next report you make, do the backlinking and I am sure you will be pleased with the results.

    Oh, I kicked the Dogs but the Cat is too damn fast πŸ˜‰

  7. adios??????


    Why is it all of the good MMO bloggers like Griz, Ben and now you stop updating your MMO blogs?

    Oh thats right, your too busy working!

    Well I guess I understand……but I will still check in here from time to time hoping you have left us a post.

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Aaronk, I may be back at some point.

    But this site has taken up a lot of time, even though it only has 20 posts on it. It gets little search engine love as I have tried to be very honest about the realities of making money online, so I can only imagine the number of red flags it has triggered, and is well deep in the sandbox and will be for some time I guess. Not that I mind, it was never meant to be a big earner. Although it has made more than I ever imagined in its short history.

    But I have a busy year ahead, but who knows, I may miss my little blog too much.

  8. Gosh, honestly this is very disappointing but you have to do what you think is best. I have no doubt this site could be worth the time you put into it, I am positive you are starting to develop a good following.

    Rankings are sure to follow.

    But if you have to go….you have to go. I will surely miss this blog because in its short history this blog, and you of course, has helped me so much. More than anything I can think of.

    Your writings are too the point and pull no punches, this is what people need. The IM’ing world needs people like you. Guys and gals that tell you like it is (or at least their honest opinions on what THEY think it is). It is so refreshing to read this stuff.

    Good luck to you and your gal…if you can get that little island in Thailand go for it! I personally want to live in the Philippines but I completely understand why a place like Thailand seems so appealing. The lifestyle and culture in those countries is very appealing.

    I sincerely thank you for helping me and so many others. You certainly have done way more to help us than you probably realize.

    Take care Dave,


    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Thanks Todd, you have me blushing here.

    Really nice for all the kind words and I have loved the interaction here, gets lonely being an IM’er at times, but at least I have company on the journey with my good lady.

    Let me know when you get the Philippines move done, it could be sooner than you think if you really want it. You can use a laptop anywhere now.

    Adios Amigo

    Ah, I feel all sad now.

  9. I missed the bit about you not posting anymore, until I saw the comments. That’s a shame (from our POV), but good for you for staying focused on the work that makes you money. And all the necessary info is already here really.

    It’s kind of ironic though, that the few MMO bloggers who are really worth listening to rarely, if ever, post.

    I hope you’ll still do the occasional update on your progress, & let us know when you reach your 30K goal : )

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Cat, I will get there soon, hopefully.

    I have very high hopes for this Christmas. I have a few sites that although do little now should make a killing at the end of the year. I did well last year with a new site that made a few grand over the end of the year so it should be real good this year. Just gutting it makes sod all the rest of the time!!

    I have enjoyed this site and who knows. But I said before I don’t want to be one of those sites that posts just for the sake of it. And the topics discussed mean it will probably never rank either πŸ™‚ But hey, maybe I will be the number 1 MMO site in a year, then I will post crap every day and sell you all kinds of rubbish πŸ˜‰


    Never by an ebook and you will be a less confused Internet Marketer as far as I am concerned, unless I write one of course.

  10. Hey Dave, how many posts / words did you publish per day when you first started out when you were in debt?

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Jarvis, when we started out it was tough as we only had 1 beat up old laptop. So each morning one of us would be up by six am to work until 1 pm and then the other would take over. I just did as much as possible.

    A little tip. Our internet connection was terrible then as we used a satellite system. So often I would write in word offline. You will be amazed what you can do in a few hours if you just sit down and write with no possibility of internet distraction. Then after you have ten articles or so go online and publish them. 10 articles for backlinks a day is easy. Just over an hours work.

    After replying to Tracey about how long to write 300 words I just timed it properly. It takes 6 minutes for me then a few minutes to submit, spell check etc. So, just do as many as you possibly can. The more a day the quicker you make money.

  11. Thanks for a great post – I have made some adjustments to my campaigns and now we wait and see if the magic is working!

  12. Thanks Dave. You have been a great inspiration. I really have to kick myself not being able to focus as required. My goal is to write an article in 20 mins.

    You are right we have all the tools and knowledge but it is matter of application.

    I would agree with most here that is sad to know that you will be posting less now but you got to do..what got to do.

    I have one question has your sites been affected by the recent May/June google algorithm updates. If so how can it be handled. If you have been not been affected…then is your sites structured in specfic way.

    Thanks again for all the info. This blog is one of the best and honest online IMO.

    Please let me now.

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Hi Raj,

    Thanks for the kind words.

    I had no problems at all with the change. From what I gather it was people who relied on the domain name boost for rankings for thin sites with little content and few backlinks. The only sites I have like that are new ones where I have not done much with them yet so were not getting any traffic anyway. But all my sites that I work on were fine with no problems at all.

    It is because they are all sites with lots of backlinks and lots of content. And backlinks from many different sources too. This seems to be what G is now looking for but is what I have always done anyway. Hope this helps.

  13. Dave, another question about writing articles for backlinks.

    I have collected a bunch of ezines in my niche to use for rewriting.

    I plan on reusing them over and over again for a couple of times.

    So I’m essentially regurgitating the same crappola over and over, just like on my money sites.

    Do you do this as well? Or are you always looking for fresh topics to write your articles about?

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Hey Blackthorne, slightly delayed reply but went to the beach for a swim in the Med today with the good lady. 32 degrees C and it was hot.

    Right, firstly I have never re-written anyone else’s content, just my own. I just write articles about my topic and then maybe repeat it over and over in a new way simply by the fact that I have rewritten it.

    But to be honest I do not write as much for mass article distribution as I used to, I use backlink solutions with spun content. But for postrunner I just blast off 300 words in 10 minutes. It is BORING AS HELL, as like you say you are just saying the same thing over and over, but there are only so many things you can say about cheap white socks, or whatever. I do enjoy it when I can write about say fitness or something where I can simply write an article that I have knowledge of and have a never ending supply of advice on say bodybuilding routines or how to perform a set or pre-exhaust followed by some heavy duty negatives or a drop set.

    Did you know I am 18 stone of chiseled muscle?

    Neither did I πŸ˜‰

  14. Dave,

    I’m basically doing the same thing. I rewrite a couple of articles and then I have knowledge about my topic.

    Then I can simply barf up new articles about the same shit over and over again. I also blast off >300 word articles in less than 10 minutes. I have a system for this and it’s working.

    I don’t do spinning at all anymore. I’m just using Postrunner now. I figure there’s no need to spin shit as long as I don’t have an article on ALL of Postrunner’s sites yet.

    I also used my own knowledge of fitness when I was setting up a few money pages about weight loss. It’s real handy to know your topic!

    Btw… did you know I can bench 170 pounds?

    It’s true, I swears ya!!!

  15. Dave,

    What do you do when Amazon links that previously worked fine, now give you this shit?

    “Looking for something?
    We’re sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site

    Go to Amazon.com’s Home Page”

    Kind of annoying… the idea that I’d have to maintain thousands of links in my future Amazon empire puts a damper on the fun.

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Doesn’t happen very often but yeah it can be a problem. Try to always link to an item that Amazon sells rather than a third party if it is an option. Or simply link to the search result for an item, much less chance of that link ever not working.

  16. Gonna be busy for a year? Does this mean I’m having that diamond tiara for Chrimbo?

    You’ll miss this lot and be back I’m sure…

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Of course it does my dear. Anything else?

    I am getting withdrawal symptoms but don’t want to bore anyone, and look how much work I have been getting done. My fingers are numb!

  17. “Try to always link to an item that Amazon sells rather than a third party if it is an option”

    Almost all of my items ordered so far are third party items. It’s hard to find Amazon items at all.

    It’s not like I went out of my way to link to third party items. I just looked up products to put on my site and they just so happen to be third party.

    Are Amazon items vastly outnumbered by third party items, or is it me?

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Not just you, most items are third party it seems. Try to link to search results if more than one person is selling an item, but otherwise we just have to go with it, most items will be there for a long time to come.

  18. Hi,

    I understand that we can buy the hosting but how do I know what domain names to buy? I have tried doing some research in exact matching domain names but am having very little luck πŸ™

    I also heard that using the google adword tool returns very inaccurate results for search volumes. Is this true and if so how do you get round that to find out what is a good domain name and keyword to use?


    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:

    Hi Colin.

    If you cannot get an exact match then just put a number at the beginning or try it with a –

    Or put site or something similar at the end. Get your keywords as near to the beginning of the domain name as you can then just add something on at the end. I now use Wordtracker http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/ for the most part. Simple and quick and less hassle than the adwords tool for looking up search numbers. But the unfortunate reality is that you never really know the numbers until you rank. This is why I now think making Hubs first and ranking them is best if it is going to otherwise be a long term project that may not pay off in the end.

    Hope that helps.

  19. Hey Dave, I’m a bit confused about your statement above, “I went over the post titles that we need to write in the Buying Keywords article so we have 50 posts right there before we even start.”

    Say I build a website trying to sell different types of shampoo. Does your statement above mean that I should write 50 posts about each shampoo on my website? And if that’s the case, how do you organize your website to make it not look spammy if you’re writing 50 posts per product?

    Lastly, when starting a new website, say I write 3 new posts per day about a different brand shampoo, can I send links to all three posts everyday or would that be too many links for a new website too soon? Would it be better to send two links to one post per day?

    Thanks for you help!

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:


    Those 50 buying terms are just a guideline. Go for what you think will convert the best but you can also try doubling up keywords in post titles. i.e “Cheap Argan Oil Shampoo For Sale” etc etc. Use other terms in your content and use H2’s for the better ones too.

    How spammy or not you make it look is up to you, who is going to see it? Most peeps come to one or two posts tops, especially for buying terms. But yeah, 50 in a row is a lot for something so specific as a single product. But try out a few and see how it goes. You can always write a few more once you have other brands etc on as well to mix it up.

    Mainly it is a shortcut to ranking for all the terms. You can do it with just a few posts, as I have, but it takes longer to rank as you need to build up authority so you are the “place to be” for anything related to your products.

    Backlinking? I would go for a link a day to each new post, but not stick to any hard and fast rule. Some days none, other days a few, just don’t go crazy to start with.

    But, and there always is one. I have done one site where I put content on and went bonkers backlinking from day one. It made $2k in its first few months over Christmas then merrily died a death for a month then came back and it has taken whatever I can throw at it ever since.

    But it could just have easily got sandboxed for a year or more, we takes our chances Sam πŸ˜‰

    Vote -1 Vote +1Sam Reply:


    Thanks for clearing that up for me Dave. So would it also be beneficial to use a couple of the buying keywords in the post as the post title, H2’s and maybe in the post itself, as well as using completely different buying keywords for link building articles?

    Thanks again

    Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Reply:


    Absolutely, cover the topic comprehensively and add in the terms you can.

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