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Day 79 – This Could Be Big…

July 23rd, 2009

OK…I’ve gone and done something which feels like a VERY,VERY big step..

It feels like I’ve stepped into a new level of game by having done this…but now that I’ve done it, I’m starting to see how much better and faster things are going to be progressing from here on out…

I’ve decided that from now on, I am NOT going to write ANY articles.  That’s right…no more writing for me, I am now going to be outsourcing EVERYTHING.

I’ve gone ahead and put down 1k for outsourcing to Human Rewriter…it’s a big step and I’m pretty much doing it on faith at the moment, to be honest, as all I have to go on is having seen Ben’s success with this method.

Now it wasn’t easy to put this money down, but once I did and started seeing how quickly and easily I was getting work done, I started realizing that if this thing works out, this could very well lead to me getting a  full time income a lot quicker than I had previously thought!

Now with the average Hubpage being around 450-500 words, I’m finding that this translates to a cost of around $3.75 per outsourced article for the Hubs.  Considering you get a 20% bonus when you invest 1k, that’s 1,200 points which will likely yield me 320 Hubs/Infobarrels.

Now part of the reason I’ve been able to put down so much is because I’m making 2k/month…essentially my business is funding itself here…I can tell you that once your business’ income hits around $500/month though, you will reach the point where you start considering outsourcing seriously and becoming more comfortable with spending large amounts on it.

This is something I’ve worked my way into..not too long ago if you look at my archives, you’ll see I was quite reluctant to do ANY outsourcing whatsoever!

Now the reason I went with Human Rewriter is because I’ve been impressed with their level of writing…there have been times where the articles I got back were written BETTER than the source article.  Also, they don’t just rewrite sentence by sentence, they also change the structure while still maintaining the ideas that are trying to be conveyed.  This is why I think their work turns out so well..

Also, I don’t know if you’re put on a priority queue if you invest a lot, but my wait time has been reduced to 1-8 hours from 24-36…In fact, today I submitted 12 articles to be outsourced and I ended up getting 4 of them back before I was done submitting the lot!

One of the most important things I feel when outsourcing for Web 2.0 properties like Hubs is that you outsource to a place which is going to product decently written articles…You don’t want the grammatically incorrect drivel that sometimes gets passed through at Ezine Articles…You need these Web 2.0 properties to stand the test of time, if I hadn’t found a company that pops out well written articles  all the time like these guys, I would not have felt comfortable enough to outsource like this and take my game to a new level…

Now as for what I did today, as I mentioned earlier, I submitted 12 articles to be outsourced…I wasn’t able to do more work than that as I had some other things I needed to take care of, I’ve got 2 birthdays I’m going to be going to tomorrow and day after.

So now I’m going to be spending a lot more of my time just doing keyword research and looking for good keywords to turn into hubs….if all goes well, I’ll probably put down more money to continue the outsourcing.

The way I look at it is, if I spend 2k to outsource a mix of 640 hubs/infobarrels, lets say 210 Infobarrels and 430 Hubs , if this ends up yielding me a $100/day revenue stream, would it not be worth the 2k invested?

Of course it would!

The only thing is, most people don’t reach this level due to one or several of the following reasons:

#1. FEAR – This includes being afraid to invest time in your business and not get any return out of it (note, it’s all part of the process and necessary, you will eventually see returns) , Being afraid of outsourcing, being afraid of building a website, being afraid of building more than X number of websites, being afraid of putting up Web 2.0 properties because they might get shut down, being afraid of doing Adsense because you might get banned and lose all your money, being afraid of building sniper sites because they might not last in the SERPS, being afraid of writing X number of articles and not seeing any money come of it…etc, etc…

This all needs to STOP.  Stop fearing, it is crippling and halts ALL progress..If you want to make it in this business, you NEED to conquer this, no exceptions.

#2. Not putting forth the required work effort (and it is WAYY more than you think…you need to put forth concentrated effort on a DAILY basis..you won’t get anywhere until you realize that it must be DAY BY DAY, absolutely NO skipping days…that breaks momentum.)

#3. Not thinking BIG enough!  You need to put out tons and TONS of content out on the web if you want to see profits…You can’t just sit on your 3, 10 or 15 sites, you need to start thinking bigger…either turn those into massive authority sites, start pumping out articles like mad promoting them, or start pumping out tons more of those same type of websites, HUNDREDS of them…whatever model you prescribe to, you need to be looking at taking it to the extreme, that’s the one constant with everyone who’s made a full time income online.

That’s it…seriously!  It all comes down to that so keep these 3 points in mind.

Earnings For Today:

  • $63.77 – 2 sales for sniper sites, 1 sale for site #2
  • Hops = 515
  • Adsense = $2.07

-Mike

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  1. July 23rd, 2009 at 05:34 | #1

    Great Post Mike.
    You’ve got some good points there… When do we see an e-book or a WSO 😉

  2. MikeM
    July 23rd, 2009 at 05:48 | #2

    Mike this is a great post. I’m so impressed with your progression, work ethic and emotional intelligence. It’s inspiring and I’m grateful for your willingness to share these insights with us.

    Thank you.

  3. Shelly
    July 23rd, 2009 at 06:25 | #3

    Awesome post Mike!

  4. July 23rd, 2009 at 08:36 | #4

    I wanna really thank you for this blog. Ive gotta say this is the only blog I’ve every read in my ‘life’. I come here daily to soak up some of your knowledge and get inspired to keep doing what I am doing. Keep up the great work man.

  5. Yuan
    July 23rd, 2009 at 09:55 | #5

    Mike, you finally get it! I am training my cousin for my article posting job, she’s very helpful and cheap. So I am outsourcing article writing & posting completely, and I do market research only. Once you figure out the ROI, outsourcing is a no brainer.

  6. July 23rd, 2009 at 11:04 | #6

    Great post, Mike! I’m thinking of outsourcing to my 17 year old son who is an excellent writer…I think it would be good for both of us!

  7. Mikeman
    July 23rd, 2009 at 11:31 | #7

    @Isak

    Thanks Isak, I honestly don’t plan on doing any WSO’s anytime soon, but if I have anything to share I’ll post it up here.

    @MikeM
    MikeM, Thanks bud, I appreciate that…I set this site up because I realized no one was chronicling their journey start to finish so I thought I’d fill that gap.

    @Shelly
    Thanks Shelly

    @JayB
    hah, wow, thanks man..glad it’s helping..

    @Yuan

    Nice…Ya, I have a feeling that the way Human Rewriter is able to give native U.S. speakers at this price is because that they have a team of young ppl working on all the articles..

    @jen

    Nice Jen, I feel that putting a large chunk of cash to it rather than bits and pieces here and there has really committed me to seeing outsourcing through rather than something temporary to toy with.

  8. Bruce
    July 23rd, 2009 at 12:38 | #8

    Mike, I’m serious when I say, you have ‘success’ in your DNA.
    It’s seems hardwired in, in your case. You seem to take calculated risks, not just throw money at things. ….plus, you obviously have a sense of humor! 🙂

  9. Debbie
    July 23rd, 2009 at 13:43 | #9

    Mike,

    Do you think hubpages drops hubs if the articles aren’t of the highest quality? I didn’t realize their standards were high. DO you give the writers you use special instructions? You must feel so free not doing article writing. When I think about it, that is the weight that is the heaviest for doing online sites/blogs etc. What will you do with this extra time?? Family guy epsidodes? Ha!

  10. Mikeman
    July 23rd, 2009 at 16:12 | #10

    @Bruce

    Hahha, thanks Bruce :> You’ve gotta keep pushing your boundaries..

    @Debbie

    I don’t know what Hubpages do, but I’m only focusing on putting out good content on my hubs…I want my hubs to be as stable and solid as they can be.

    I do give them instructions…I tell them to try and keep the article above 450 words(they do this most of the time, if not I add a conclusion) and I tell them to insert some additional keywords throughout the article if possible, which they have done.

    I’m not counting my eggs before they hatch, I still need to get a full time income…all this means is I can now get more accomplished each day and reach my goal faster…I have no intention of letting up or resting until I’m at a full time income, however long that takes.

  11. Shelly
    July 24th, 2009 at 09:16 | #11

    Mike – This post helped kick my @ss into gear! Fear does hold me back before I was just thinking it was laziness and constant interruption (I have 4 kids, a husband and a lots of animals) but now I’m positive it’s fear.

    I got a new site up yesterday and tweaked an old site. I plan on putting up another site today. 😀

    Thank you for the daily inspiration!

  12. Mikeman
    July 24th, 2009 at 12:25 | #12

    @Shelly

    Awesome Shelly! Now you’ve just got to stop it in it’s tracks every time it tries to pop back up again…Keep taking daily action and keep pushing your comfort zone by trying to get more work done each successive day..

    -Mike

  13. September 26th, 2009 at 20:03 | #13

    Hi Mike, I don’t spend as much time on forums and other people’s blogs anymore. Im getting more work done and making more money as a result.

    I think your blog is one of the very few I always find time to visit because you are first class indeed. I like your style.

    I also noticed recently you have started using xfactor’s methods. I just started using his methods couple days ago. Wish I had know you were using his methods, I would have asked if you had a link i could purchase through.

    Im still at the point of writing all of my own articles and with the method that John describes, is right up my alley because I can write about my passion as I build my adsense sites.

    Mike I know you will be making a full time income before too long. I also plan to reinvest my earnings into article outsourcing.

    Thank you for all you share. I certainly don’t take it for granted.

  14. Mikeman
    September 27th, 2009 at 04:13 | #14

    @dee

    Hey thanks Dee…Ya, that’s good that you’re not getting distracted by such things, everyone has their own brand of distractions to deal with.

    his article promotion method is great, makes whipping out 20,40,60 or however many articles you need very, very easy. Only thing I’m waiting on now is seeing those promotional methods result in the inner pages ranking…

    -Mike

  15. September 27th, 2009 at 10:01 | #15

    I started out with a static site and got kind of chicken and switched back over to wordpress for that very reason. I think it will be much easier to get those inner pages ranked with wordpress. just a theory based on some current unrelated wordpress sites I have up….

    so i have stopped using my static site builder and had a WP template made for that reason. right now the home pages are doing well. indexed quicker than a previous domain i started with static site

  16. Mikeman
    September 28th, 2009 at 04:53 | #16

    @dee

    I’m going to be trying something to get the inner pages ranking, I’ll talk about it in the next update..

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