Day 1 – Intro
As you guys know I love a good challenge.
This November, I’m going to try a big one, which is to become a full time (only) freelance SEO AKA Self employed AKA work when I want for who I want.
I currently make what I would consider a small amount of money online. But as I am growing, purchasing digital assets, promoting my own sites, doing some affiliate SEO, this is all a long term game, so I also work in house at a marketing, doing their digital marketing. As I am technically on my placement year they are paying me “Intern rates” which are pretty terrible, and I know my time could be utilised a lot more effectively growing my online business.
Turning this wanting to go full time into a challenge is going to help me finally take the plunge as I do tend to pull it off, as the risk factor has always been an issue…..
Starting on November 1st – TODAY! I’m going to look to make Â£3,000 profit by “almost” any means necessary. Which isn’t a lot of money but would be 3x what I am earning working in house full time, which is crazy.
If I do this I will walk into work on December 1st and hand in my 1 months notice. This means as of 1/1/2015 I would be self employed FINALLY ð
Ideally I didn’t want to put a monetary value on this challenge, as making Â£3,000 just working evening and weekends is going to be difficult. But as I have no one relying on me this would be enough to set up officially and not worry about having to make a profit in month 1!
I will be keeping the blog updated but not to the same level as the 30 day 14 hour challenge, as that used up a lot of time!
I will be posting weekly updates, if not more frequently, with relevant information.My main methods to aim to make this amount are as follows:
Aim: Â£500 – Selling links, and before everyone starts crying about Google banning this, people still buy links, I have a lot of digital assets, I’m going to sell links. Its quick, its easy and its profitable.
Aim: Â£1500 – Local business asset rental, similar to a method mentioned in one of Alex Becker’s videos, this involves ranking for reletively easy low competition keywords and then renting these pages to the relevant business owners. E.G. a page showing top 3 for “Dentists in Cardiff” can be rented for at least Â£300 p/m. I will be targeting less competitive niches and areas, but will be looking to get Â£50-100 per page per city. This would also be residual which is always a plus!
Aim: Â£2000 – Client generation – This is the biggest chunk and although the Â£2000 would not be profit, especially in the first month of getting a new client, This is again ongoing income.
Aim: Â£500 – Local SEO Clients – This is similar to the above but I will be promoting in a different method and hence comes under a different heading.
Aim: Â£300 – Affiliate SEO – Can’t see me targeting this too much this month but around Â£300 should be easily achievable through CPA sites I have.
Aims = Â£4800, this means I can spend: Â£1800 and still hit my target…..
I do want this bad and I’m semi-confident I can achieve it.
Wish me luck ð