My step by step process of becoming rich
Niche website update

So all of the content is done, the page is hosted, affiliate ads and Google Adsense ads are added – time for a niche website update.

I got the site up and running 2 weeks ago and to be honest, I have done nothing on it.
Not surprisingly I’m yet to actually get a hit on the site.

So this week, I’ve gotten motivated again to get it up and running and importantly, getting hits.

So what have I done?

  • Hired a virtual assistant through oDesk to start creating some backlinks
  • I just signed up to based on the feedback My Money Design wrote in a recent post about developing his niche sites
  • I just created a Twitter account linked to the site so that I can build some social media traffic (which seems to be working sporadically for this site)
  • I’ve looked into building some backlinks in bulk through Fiverr. My understanding is that creating non-organic backlinks is a high-risk strategy, but worth trying for a small niche site.


What are my goals for the site?

I’ve got a couple of short-term goals:
Get the Alexa traffic rank below 2m this week
Create 200 backlinks
Tweet 100 times from the new Twitter account this week
Make $5 from affiliate marketing/Google Adsense

My long term goals?

Create a site that is self-sufficient (the fewer updates the better)
Develop a $500 a month passive income revenue stream
Use the money made on this account to fund other niche websites and more backlinking/SEO

I’ve started checking out the keywords that I thought I would target using Long Tail Pro Platinum. Lo and behold, of course all of the content I’ve uploaded to the site (and keywords that I’ve targeted) isn’t well aimed at the CPC or advertisers that I’m chasing. I’ll let it be for a week and see how it goes, before updating if needed next week.


  • Ryan @ Impersonal Finance
    on 14/03/2014

    Best of luck man. I’m looking forward to hearing how it goes.
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    • Project Ikonz
      on 14/03/2014

      Thanks mate! Hopefully I can get it firing on all cylinders in the next month or so.

  • No Nonsense Landlord
    on 14/03/2014

    Great Luck. I am in the process of getting my site up and running. As soon as I find some time, I am going to get some ad links out there.
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  • theFIREstarter
    on 20/03/2014

    Will be interesting to hear about the back links! Do you know what strategy the oDesk VA will use to achieve this?

    • Project Ikonz
      on 20/03/2014

      The VA has mainly been listing the site on directories with PR over 1.
      I haven’t seen a huge uplift in recorded backlinks yet, but it’s still early days.

      • theFIREstarter
        on 20/03/2014

        Thanks for the reply. I’ll look out for future updates!

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