There's not much I don't talk about on this site. But when Matt wrote in asking for us to tell our story I realized that is one thing we haven't really shared…up until now.
Okay we're going to talk about our journey, from start to finish.
Initially when we first got started, we started making affiliate sites with a focus on making bigger (or “authority”) sites. So what we would do is set up these affiliate sites and then drive traffic to the sites in hopes that readers would click our affiliate links within the review post we wrote.
These links would then go through to the merchant's site where ideally the reader would purchase that product. If they did buy the product through our affiliate link, we would get a commission. ...show the full transcript
Skip Ahead to the Good Stuff:1:15 – our first attempt at making money online and why it didn't work 1:57 – how guest posting changed everything for us 2:49 – what happened because of this shift in strategy 3:30 – the one thing that cut our income in half 4:30 – how to structure your anchor text to avoid a Google slap 5:08 – the best thing we've ever done for ourselves and our business 6:41 – the new structure for running our business 8:18 – the new direction for Screw the Nine to Five
A Little Bit About This Episode:
There's not much we don't talk about on this site, from our many stresses to our success, my struggle with homesickness to why moving to Southeast Asia was the best thing for us, backlinking to keyword research, we don't really hold back.
But one thing it seems as though you guys wanted to hear is our story—how we got to where we are today. So we're givin' it to you! Wait, “givin' it to you” came out wrong. But you know what I mean. Don't you?
In this week's episode we're talking about our humble beginnings, the depressing state we were in, how we climbed out of that hole, the one thing that changed everything with our affiliate sites, how we have had to overcome some serious Google slaps, to the structure we have created for our business today.
It's all in the episode. So click play or download the transcript and let's get into it.
Your turn: What has your journey been like? Have you already escaped the 9-5 or are you still in the planning stages? And will more actionable training videos and expert interviews help you along your path to financial freedom? Dish your thoughts below!