August 2007
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Where I’m At…

First of all, I looked at my stats and sure enough there are people that are actually reading this blog. Please do me a favor an leave me a comment. I ask this because it’s easier for me to keep motivated when I know I have an audience (Thanks Josh).

Second, I apologize for the gap in postings. School has started in our county, and I have two daughters with active lives. I have also been working on a project (in my day-job) with a tight deadline. Still I have been keeping up with the 30 Day Challenge (ok…maybe a few days behind).

In the time since my last posting I have joined two affiliate programs to get my feet wet, Amazon, and Commission Junction. In fact, I have added an affiliate link below to the “The Four Hour Work Week” (ooops…did it again) mentioned in my first post. I don’t know how many of you out there reading this have been following the challenge so far, but one of the parts of the challenge is to find a popular keyword phrase that has little competition. I have found such a phrase and I am going to create an informational blog post on a Web 2.0 bloging host that has related links to Amazon merchandise. When I am finished I will post the link here along with my initial ranking (no, my link below doesn’t count).

I’m not going to go into details here (go to the 30 Day Challenge Site!) but the purpose of using the Wordtracker Ranking in conjunction with Google Trends is to come up with a killer phrase with little competition; then by using a trusted (by Google) blogging site to host an information blog, in a day (in some reported cases in hours) you get high Google rankings, like the coveted first page! People in the challenge have posted their remarkable results.

The reason for all this work is for me to understand affiliate marketing as a potential revenue stream. I don’t intend to rely solely on this, but I think it’s important to know. Eventually the Challenge will lead to finding and selling your own product, then marketing it using the techniques learned earlier on.

So basically, that’s where I’m at. My next deliverable is the content for my blog. As soon as the blog has been completed I will post the link.


2 comments to Where I’m At…

  • Bill

    Thanks for doing this blog! I am reading the 4 hour work week as well, and now thanks to you I found out about the 30 day challenge. The concept’s in both take a lot of work to setup. I can see why so many people discount that it can be done. Finding the time, and then the energy to work though, what to me are difficult concepts (they are easy on the surface but putting them into action is harder…), as well as taking time away from the important people and activities in our lives to do this! So please, keep writing!!!!!

  • JuryDuty

    Hey–I’m looking forward to following your blog. I’m currently reading 4HWW and find it WONDERFULLY thought-provoking. I’m considering going full-time freelance, and perhaps this is the kick-in-the-butt I need. Anyway, just to say we’re out here with you! 🙂

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