Howdy friends and neighbors,
I'm looking for some feedback and advice.
I put two micro niche sites together (without WP Direct) because they did not support the hosting company I have been using - 1and1. I'm considering migrating all of my 20+ domains to Hostgator as I get things stabilized and learn this system thoroughly.
During the research period, I actually found several really strong niches (and got a couple of the domains) but chose to focus only on one FROM SCRATCH to concentrate all of my Challenge attention on learning - rather than mechanics and site migrations, et al...
And to prove to myself, that once and for all, I can do this thing and that the Challenge works. I'm kind of a show me guy even though I was not born in Missouri. ;-) ;-)
Here is my basic plan:
My number 1 goal is to get my first new micro niche (and the Challenge system) to pay for all the 'system tools' used in the 2010 Challenge, hosting fees, domain fees etc from net profits.
When that is achieved, I plan to go through each of my existing domains and undeveloped domains - one by one - and clean up my act - while I simultaneously develop new niche sites - one at a time.
I have diligently followed directions, paid attention and studied this program in depth so that I can apply it to everything else I am working on systemically. Sometimes it seems like it takes me longer than others to learn new stuff, but once I get the hang of it, I seem to accelerate. I have to do the stuff a lot and then I "own it" - kind of learning.
BTW - today's Market Samurai rankchecker shows me at #6 on broad match for Google for my micro niche keyword and #1 in Yahoo.
This whole techno thing is pretty wild for me because I was not born with an IPod in my mouth or an Apple on my desk. An apple was a piece of fruit...
When I went to college (senior year) desk tops as we know them, did not exist. We had a shared terminal in the college that was a remote terminal for a main frame computer in a corporation several blocks away. We had to create Fortran cards and get in line to use the terminal for class projects and only one of us could use it at a time.
A bit of desk top history from Wikipedia:
I graduated in Jan of 1978 for the record.IBM's first desktop microcomputer was the IBM 5100, introduced in 1975. It was a complete system, with a built-in monitor, keyboard, and data storage. It was also very expensive — up to $20,000 USD. It was specifically designed for professional and scientific problem-solvers, not business users or hobbyists. When the PC was introduced in 1981, it was originally designated as the IBM 5150, putting it in the "5100" series, though its architecture was not directly descended from the IBM 5100.
What a great course this 2010 Challenge...
Ed - you and your staff are internet gods and goddesses. I am in AWE(someness)...
A couple of questions...
- Market Samurai price
Working on a monthly budget for all the marketing tools and I can't find a price for Market Samurai. Did I miss something on one of the modules? I sent in a support request to MS as well and haven't heard back. I 'm sure it's a low priority item...
- Hostgator options
Which option is the best way to start with Hostgator. I am interested in dedicated ip addresses and am thinking about VPS hosting. Suggestions?
Been with 1and1 for a couple of years and have had really good luck with some exceptions:
- their billing system
- mailing list weirdness
- no cpanel
Their customer service has been pretty good and the server has always been stable for me. The price is right too.
I'm ready for action now and feel like I want to automate wherever possible, deluxe plugins etc and new themes for some of my blogs, etc...
So WP Direct, MS, Traffic Bug and the awesome cast of tools Ed has introduced us to is on the near horizon - including an IPad and maybe even an IPhone...
One step at a time for me and this time, there is no plan B.