Okay guys, girls & aliens. As you know if you read my emails I’ve decided to create a new authority site from scratch.
Here are my goals & rules for this new website:
- $3,000 in monthly income in 1 year (really shooting to reach this in 6 months)
- No using my Private Blog Network, or doing “shady” link building. Everything needs to be squeaky clean.
That’s it with the rules and goals.
To be honest, it’s been a long time since I’ve built a website from scratch, and ranked it the white hat way. So this is going to be an interesting experience for me as well.
My biggest concern going forward with this project is the amount of time I’ll need to commit. I don’t want to spend a lot of time on this site, but I know I’ll have to.
I’m going to be writing the flagship content for this site since I understand the market well. My goal is to have the content be so good that everything else on the internet looks like garbage in comparison.
Here’s what I’ve done so far
- Registered domain Jan 9, 2016
- Bought premium theme for it
- Had logo made
- Did keyword research
- Wrote 3 articles (2,000+ words each)
I’m targeting keywords with a KC of under 25. You can read about how to find keywords here.
KC stands for keyword competitiveness, which is a metric used by Longtailpro. 0 being no competition, and 100 being insane competition.
The keywords I found have about 300 – 4,000 monthly searches and average CPC’s of about $50+. Guess the niche? Heres the answer: Insurance (Copy over)
If I get a few keywords to start ranking I should be making $3,000+ no problem.
- 15,000 words of content per month. Each post will have a minimum of 1,000 words, preferably 2,000+.
- 10 white hat links per month.
I’ve decided a budget of $2,000 for this project, but I’m having trouble deciding how to spend it. I’m thinking of spending 30% on content, 70% on links (Buying high quality niche relevent links).
Normally I’d spend more on content and use my PBN & my link building method to create backlinks, but this time I’m doing everything as white hat as possible.
Do you want me to buy links, or would you rather see me hustle and get links on my own? I feel like buying links is cheating for this project. So please comment below and let me know what you think, help me decide!
Why are you doing this?
Why do thing’s the white hat way, when I could write some crappy content, buy some PBN links and use my own PBN to rank this site in 3 months and reach my goal?
I want to build up my portfolio of authority white hat sites. Most of my websites are “gray”. Having a pure white hat website will help me sleep better at night. Also I preach a lot about having good content and doing white hat SEO, but at the same time most of my websites are blackhat or in the gray. It’s hypocritical of me.
I start too many projects without completing them, really my worst habit. That’s why I’m posting this publicly and have emailed everyone on my list.
If I don’t give you monthly updates, I give you permission to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and call me a lazy cunt.
Want to keep track
I’m going to be keeping track of everything I do, and trying to automate as much as possible. I want to make this an easy to replicate process so that I can hire people to do all of this for me in the future.
What’s the URL?
I really want to share the URL, but I won’t for two reasons:
- Don’t want any possible interference with my goal
- I might sell the site in the future. Possible buyer may not appreciate me sharing the URL
As time goes on I may change my mind, but for now I’m keeping it private.
Originally I was going to create a new website to keep track of all my progress, but have decided against it. I don’t have enough time as it is, so I’ve decided to track everything here. I’ve been busy lately and haven’t posted anything on Boredmarketer for a while. I don’t want to post something for the sake of posting it, quality is better than quantity. So hopefully this challenge is interesting and is something people can learn from.