- Oct 12, 2014
Just wanted to say thanks and looking forward to learning and helping anyone I can!
a) Quick intro about themselves
I have a background as a blue collar worker so this world of IM is relatively new to me. I had a son 15 months ago and that really changed my life. I was a guy that still had a flip phone, could barely text, could check email and barely scan the web when my wife and I found out we were pregnant.
I’ve been successful offline but didn’t want my boy to have to work as hard as I have (physically). I knew if I could learn IM/SEO I could teach him and he’d enter the world one step ahead of most. That is why I am currently working online (part-time now) with the goal of eventually having the ability to go full-time. Nothing motivates a person like a child!
b) The general niche they are in
Sports/Health - Information site
c) The overall goal of the traffic leak experiment
My overall goal is to gain the skills and knowledge to be able to drive traffic to my site (or a new site) at will. I will set a goal of a 1,000 visitors a day (avg) by month 3. My overall goal is to increase that over the long haul by acquiring skills that will allow me to break free of SEO. I look at this as the start of a long journey.
d) What they plan to gain out of it
As mentioned above it is my goal to be able to learn skills that will benefit me long after this is over. I learned a long time ago that any business venture I start is a marathon and not a sprint. I will look at this the same way.
e) Amount of time they plan on dedicating a week
I will put a minimum of 10 hours a week but in all likelihood it will be closer to 30-40 depending on the week. I own a couple of offline businesses so I have some flexibility but sometimes I’m required to work on them so the weeks I’m working hard offline the online will take a backseat. I will work at least 10 hours though.
f) Optional traffic numbers OR percentage increases (example got 1000 visitors today OR (saw 200% increase in traffic today - if yesterday was 500 ppl)
I recently did a small traffic leak experiment to see if I could do anything. The site is currently getting about 20 visitors a day. My little experiment raised those numbers to about 80 a day for a few days. Really looking forward to expanding on this.
g) Personal overall goals they want to achieve
As stated above it is just to acquire skills. I’m also interested in helping anyone else that I can. I know what it is like to start out on business endeavours and find that often times helping others eventually motivates me in the long run. Sort of a win-win.
h) Where they currently are at with this project
The site is roughly 6 months old. I had the site built for me and then tweaked and added a bunch of articles and played around with a few things on site. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to any graphics or coding but am looking forward to gaining experience in those areas as well.
Thanks for the opportunity.