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Day 73 – Developing A New System

July 17th, 2009


Fredryk Phox

You know, one of the things I’ve realized which was key to me getting all the work I got done with the Sniper sites was developing a system to follow each day…I would set an expectation for what needed to be done for the day and then I’d have checkpoints throughout the day where I would assess how far along I’ve come to reaching my daily goals.

So for instance, near the end when I was making 2 Sniper Sites a day and 10 hubs, this is the schedule I setup for myself (Note: I work late)

  • Get content for all sniper sites written up in Word format by 9:00pm
  • From 9-12am put up the 2 Sniper sites and promote them (BMD, RSS etc..)
  • From 12am-4 or 5am work on writing up 10 Word docs for hub content  & then spend 1 hour uploading that to Hubpages and interlinking the Hubs

I knew it would take me around 1 hour to write up the content for each Sniper site, so around 6-7pm I realized it was time to get down to business…

Then when I had written the content by 9, I knew it would take me around 1 hour for each site to be created, setup with posts and promoted, so I knew that if it hit 10pm it was time to get down to business once again…

Finally, I knew that it would take me 1 hour to write 4 articles for hubs, and thus 2 1/2 articles to write the hubs and another 1 hour to submit them and interlink them….So again, I knew that by 1 or 1:30am I needed to buckle down.

The main goal for the day, as well as all the little checkpoints helped keep me on track and getting things done…As time went on, I changed those expectations and pushed myself harder to the point I made 3, 4 and then 6 sniper sites in a day..This is how I did it, this plus getting into the zone and once in the zone, writing non-stop and taking advantage of it.

SO…

Now that I’m making hubs full-time, I’ve had to figure out a whole new system to go by..I’m still working on it, but what I do know at this point is that I’m setting the goal of AT LEAST 20 hubs written and uploaded each day.  If I can maintain this, I will have 600 hubs by the end of the month.

Now seeing as how I’m going to be entering so many different niches for the hubs, I’ve needed to come up with a strategy for how I’m going to write for so many different topics.  I realized that if I try to write on multiple topics in the same day, I will not be able to enter the zone as easily because I’ll have my mind on 2 different subjects.

So I realized I’d need to work on only 1 niche each day…and as for how to write for all these niches I know little about, I’m using a tactic I used a long time ago to create my authority sites, the “Swipe File”

Basically, I go into Ezine Articles, and search for “my niche + tips” and get back a ton of Ezine Articles with nicely laid out tips I can grab.  I take them, copy and paste them into a Word file, until I have a massive list of points to draw from.  I also go and pull points from regular websites as well…

Once I’ve go a large enough swipe file with enough different points, I then write my hubs, often times picking 3 or 4 points to talk about per hub article….

Now today, I was writing on a topic that I found a good # of points for and a topic which I just found easy to write for and this is what happened while using the swipe file:

As you can see, from about 11:20-2:34 I was able to get 15 450-500 word hubs completed in Word docs…that’s about 5 hubs an hour.  A big reason for that speed was due to the swipe file…other things that played a role were the fact that I found the niche easy to write for and I got into the zone…

Earnings For Today:

  • $26.18 from Site #1
  • Adsense = $5.86 (Some Hubpage earnings in there)
  • 548 hops

-Mike

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  1. July 17th, 2009 at 09:11 | #1

    Sounds like a great plan…I forgot that you used to do those Swipe Files…I need to get started on some of those myself.

    I still haven’t gotten into the hubpages thing, but after we move at the end of the month, I plan to dive in.

    Here’s one for ya…not quite as funny if you aren’t very political..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLOUi99eSus

  2. Evita
    July 17th, 2009 at 11:11 | #2

    @jen
    Now you can’t even come on here without politics 🙁

  3. Debbie
    July 17th, 2009 at 11:37 | #3

    Mike,

    Thanks for the detailed plan. For your swipe file do you organize it in any way – ie intros, benefits, how to, tips etc or just put in points that look good and you can organize later?

  4. Mikeman
    July 17th, 2009 at 12:59 | #4

    @jen
    Lol at the Politics. Ya, I know about Ann Coulter, but no too crazy about Politics, conspiracy theories regarding politics are a lot more interesting(ex: The whole 911 inside job fiasco).

    Debbie, it’s not something that needs to be organized, I just cut and paste messily,not looking to organize it in any way, just as long as the info is there…I may use dividing lines but that’s about it. I’m only going to use it for that 1 day…maybe later on if I find it’s a good niche and I should come back and write some more on it.

    -Mike

  5. Mikeman
    July 17th, 2009 at 13:06 | #5

    @Evita

    BTW Evita, how are the Adsense snipers coming?

  6. Evita
    July 17th, 2009 at 13:21 | #6

    @Mikeman
    Good 🙂

    I’ve been distracted with company from Europe so have had other duties, but I’m definitely on track to build a ton of them.

    They are too new to rank all that well yet, one was just indexed yesterday, but I’m already seeing some nice clicks. One which is a (so far with only one page) seasonal one, has averaged about $3-4 per day in pos. #8 or #9 with no links yet since it was indexed about 9 days ago…

    I’ve got around 10 or so so-far, and plan to make 10 per month once my vacation is over. Should be 50 by the end of the year. Goal is to average at least $2 per site per day. The way it looks at this point, that should not be hard to do.

  7. Mikeman
    July 17th, 2009 at 14:02 | #7

    @Evita

    Nice!

    In most of my contract jobs I’ve taken, I’ve dealt with testing POS software…

    I think that you can easily get more of those blogs done per month, especially if you realize it’s working and working well..the key is to set aside time to work on them EVERY day.

  8. Evita
    July 17th, 2009 at 14:13 | #8

    @Mikeman
    Yes, you have been a real inspiration. The way you organize your work, and your diligent work schedule/ethics has really taught me a lot, and I’m working on a schedule that will streamline the operation and increase my productivity.

    BTW, I don’t do blogs, (hate them ;-)) so do static sites instead.

    Also, one thing that really has hit home lately, is that one should not take action.

    One should take MASSIVE action.

    OK, so 10 sites per month may not be that massive..lol… but it is doable, and a starting point.

  9. Mikeman
    July 17th, 2009 at 14:51 | #9

    @Evita

    Thanks hun,

    Regarding this:

    “One should take MASSIVE action.”

    This is VERY true, it’s what I’ve learned as of late through first hand experience. If you really want to make it online, it’s going to take more work than you previously thought, you gotta go nuts!

    A lot of people are not yet aware of just how much work they need to put in to make this work…I’m glad you were able to pick up on that lesson as well.

  10. Peter (pacecom)
    July 17th, 2009 at 18:43 | #10

    @Evita
    On your Adsense sniper sites, what minimum cost per click are you targeting?

    Thanks,
    Peter

  11. Evita
    July 17th, 2009 at 20:18 | #11

    @Peter (pacecom)
    Most of them have a CPC of around $2.5 to 4.

    I think you have to weigh the number of searches, the CPC, and how hard it will be to get to top level on page one.

  12. July 17th, 2009 at 20:57 | #12

    I am also realizing I need massive action and it’s so frustrating because I physically can’t put in that much time. I can’t stay up til 2 am to get up at 5 am every day for work LOL I guess I am the tortoise! 😀

  13. Mikeman
    July 18th, 2009 at 00:35 | #13

    @Sara

    You don’t have to be a tortoise.. If I were in your situation, I would be looking to squeeze in as much work as possible into my day. You will need to become a lot more effective at time management, not waste a minute of your time…also, I’d be seriously considering outsourcing..

    There’s always an answer if you want something bad enough!

  14. September 4th, 2009 at 18:26 | #14

    Wow great organizational skills and thanks for showing how you plan things out. It’s good to see how you do it. I’ve always wondered what methods other people come up with when working.

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