CC9 -- Kaylee

Discussion in 'Traffic Leaks Boot Camp' started by ModernMarketeer, Dec 5, 2014.

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    Awesome work @Satvrn! Looks like the meeting getting canceled was a good thing :thumbsup:

    I also use graphicriver all the time. Great quality stuff for cheap. Keep up the good work and keep us updated!
     
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    You knocked that out impressively fast, especially since you'reworking full time. Lots of hustle in here.
     
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    I really appreciate the support guys, it's great motivation.

    I really like the fact I'm working full time along side the CC9 project; it's sort of focused me to get on with creating value rather than messing on imgur.
     
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    Family day today so didn't really pick the computer up although I did see that my first and only promotional tweet got picked up and was featured on a weekly round up type site.

    21/12/14 (4 Hours)
    + CC9 Homework (2/3 tasks complete)
    + Forum accounts created
     
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    22/12/2014 (3 Hours)

    + Finished CC9 Homework
    + Outlined article & review
     
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    23/12/2014 (2 Hours)

    Today was pretty full on with the 9-5 and I only managed to spend a couple of hours working on the website and the majority of the time was spend trying to fix my monumental cock up!

    I stupidly thought I could hack together a custom PHP function...

    I was very, very wrong!

    Eventually I figured out that I just needed to restore my functions.php file and everything was back to normal (including the site coming back online) but lesson learned - keep out of the code!

    + Spent time fixing my own stupid mistakes
    + Produced a 400 word post (I'm not happy with the quality of this)

    I was really hoping that I'd get my ebook live before Christmas but I seem to have failed at this so the next goal date is before Jan 1st.
     
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    29/12/2014 (3 Hours)
    Okay so Christmas is done for another year and it must be about time to get back to work.

    Today I had a few bits to finish up with my CC9 homework assignments and I should be done with the final bit tomorrow.

    I did have some big plans for today but I didn't manage to get much done as I was keen to refresh my memory of where we're at. Thankfully I think it's starting to sink in/

    + CC9 homework (100 article ideas)

    - Ebook graphics
    - Ebook content
    - Social media posting
    - Ebook proofing
    - Forum postings
     
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    29/12/14 - 31/12/2014 (8 Hours)

    All my time this week has been spent working on the CC9 homework assignments (it's been tough) but fingers crossed I'm now up-to-date with everything.

    I've not had time to get my ebook/new posts/social media posts sorted but hopefully I'll get some time over the weekend (once I've recovered from tonight).

    See you all in 2015!
     
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    04/01/2015 (3 hours)

    Okay so I've been slacking and haven't been 100% focused on my site but I'm back in the game now and daily updates will resume.

    + 600 word blog post written
    + Weekly twitter posts scheduled
    + Blog images sourced
    + First 10% of ebook edited/designed
     
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    05/01/2015 (3 hours)

    Another solid block of 3 hours spend on the website. Today was all about writing and publishing.

    + Published yesterdays 600 word post
    + First post by following the compelling content outline complete and ready for editing
    + Another 10 pages edited/designed for the ebook

    Today I'm back on the road with my 9-5 so that'll mean I can really focus tonight.
     
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    06/01/2015 (1 hours)

    Only managed an hour today but did manage to edit and post yesterdays blog post.

    + Edited and published blog post
    + Researched more compelling content ideas.
     
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    Today was a poor day where I spent most my time in meetings and by the time I got in from work I was pretty beat. It's a bad excuse I know!

    I did manage to plan what I need to do over the next 7 days.

    - Add new feature to newsletter signup script
    - Fix an issue with the affiliate 'jump' page
    - Produce and publish 10 pieces of compelling 'skyscraper' content.
    - Seed some posts with fake comments
    - Flesh out Facebook page with backdated posts (mainly images)
    - Analyse how 1 traffic source works
     
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    08/01/2015 (4 hours)

    Yesterday was a big day in terms of getting things done.

    + Outlined 3 compelling content ideas
    + Edited down my ebook (now 85 pages)
    + Started sourcing images from shutterstock
    + Downloaded a landing page template and have started to write the copy.

    I've realized that I have a lot of "in progress" stuff going on such as editing the ebook and outlining content ideas. A friend recommended I look into the Kanban work management method which I think focuses on moving individual tasks across the line rather than trying to juggle 10 different things.
     
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    Good day of work! 85 pages is pretty impressive @ModernMarketeer. :thumbsup:
     
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    09/01/2015 (2 hours)

    Today's been the first day of playing around with the Kanban work management system and it really seems like an effective no brainer!

    + Completed all 3 ideas that I outlined on Thursday (not posted yet as they're being kept in reserve for forums etc.)

    11/01/2015 (2 hour)

    + Added all the major sections to the landing page (headline, sub headline, into text, call to action, image, about the author, fake social proof)
    - Didn't manage to get the copy complete so that's the first task for tomorrow.

    I realised today that something is better than nothing and I don't have to produce a perfect ebook before I get it out there to download.

    The most important thing is giving them something to download!
     
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    I would have to agree.

    I wrote a niche specific ebook to help promote my information site, selling it on amazon exclusively. It was quite short compared to the one you are working on, but it ranked early and continues to pull in a sale or two per day.

    When I published the book, I knew nothing about ebooks and had a limited grasp on the subject as a whole honestly. Learned it all relatively quickly, ended up taking me about 4 days start to finish. I would have to say the most important part of a successful ebook is the cover design, a half decent cover graphic will put you ahead of 90% of the competition.

    Also, I joined the amazon KDP program for the first 3 months (they lock you in for 3 months), but it allowed me to run free campaigns which I could promote on ebook forums etc. Ended up getting some quality links to my ebook sales page as well as my homepage. I felt this was one of the most beneficial things that came from my ebook. So I would suggest looking into these ebook forums and getting a handle on where you can promote it / your site effectively.

    Keep up the awesome work! :D
     
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    This is great advice - thanks for the tip regarding the cover! I might have to spend some cash to get something professional created.

    I've been using this template on the landing page and it seems pretty easy to play around with so if I can get a nice design then I'm sure it'll be easy to drop in.

    12/01/15 (1 hour)

    Today was all about copy as I didn't have a lot of spare time so wanted to focus on doing 1 thing well. I've got a first draft complete and later today I'm going to edit it and get it dropped into the template.

    + Landing page copy - 1st draft
    - Adding copy to page
    - Working on headline
     
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    It's been a rough couple of days where I've felt unfocused and unmotivated. I guess these are the days that test you to see how badly you want to succeed!

    13/01/15 (4 hours)

    + Landing page complete (again not perfect but just want to get it live)
    + Chased my dev on affiliate tracking update.
    + Fixed broken analytics code.
    + Created 4 profiles on 2 forums - 2 x non branded & 2 x branded. I figure I'll learn/leak with the non branded before jumping in with the branded authority account - This was a mini task to get myself working.
     
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    Are you using different IP's for the branded vs non-branded accounts? It might not be a bad idea to create another set that can't be easily tied to your brand.
     
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    @MetaData - I never even considered using a different IP but makes total sense!

    Added "re-register using proxy" to my afternoon task list
     
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    Sweet ebook template freebie... I was just lookin for one.
     
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    14/01/15 (6 hours)

    Yesterday was a bit of a rough day - my web dev emailed me back saying he didn't have time to work on the two scripts that I needed and it seemed too tempting to just sit and watch trash TV.

    I thought about why I was doing this, how if the site is a roaring success I'll be able to tour New Zealand an how the climb is always worth it for the view.

    Basically I nutted up, put on some Rodrigo y Gabriela and started to grind it out.

    It worked!

    + Wrote a product review
    + Hacked together an affiliate tracking script (with a little help from StackOverflow)
    + Produced 2 x articles
    + Re-registered 2 x non branded but through a proxy this time
    + Uploaded my landing page to the server
    + Installed WAMP on my laptop for local development
    + Setup the website on my laptop
    - I didn't manage to get the graphic banner created for the ebook

    I'm pretty happy with how much I managed to get through, especially as I'm still battling with HTML/PHP.
     
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    15/01/15 (4 hours)

    Today was a good day. I was able to get my head right and effortlessly slipped into the CC9 zone!

    + Added a new site post
    + Added banner linking to landing page from the main site
    + Added tracking code to landing page (must be more on the ball with this)
    + Derped around adding a couple of comments to make my first Reddit profile more believable.

    The traffic is still awful, but it's nice to see some traffic - especially now that I've excluded my IPs from being counted.

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    I'm quite impressed at how a consistent effort is starting to build up. 27 posts, a downloadable resource, a handful of pages and I've started to dabble with monetizing the site (2 posts).
     
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    16/01/15 (2 hour)

    It feels like I've turned a corner with my motivation. I now know that even if I feel super unmotivated to grind it out, if I just sit down and type I can almost always work through and get in the zone.

    I didn't get as much work done as I'd hoped but with travelling home from my 9-5 week away I was keen to start getting some family time in.

    One thing I'm annoyed at myself over is my lack of traffic leaking. I messaged @CCarter to see if we should be starting this process and it was confirmed I'd forgotten one of the first rules - never wait for anyone.

    + Tested landing page download script out (seems to be working)
    + Researched and drafted a site article

    Next week my 1 focus will be starting to bring some traffic to the site through forum/reddit leaks.
     
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    18/01/15 (3 hour)
    Today was all about planning and preparing. I've read and reread all the traffic leaks post and I'm confident I understand the principles just need to master the application.

    I didn't actually get much stuff done but did find a pretty interesting tool called Reddit Later - this tool allows you to analyse a subreddit for best day/time posting. It also lets you schedule a post (meaning I don't have to stay up until 1am on a week night to hit the sweetspot).

    I've made a list of some tasks to do tomorrow before attempting my first leak.

    Update: RedditLater seems to have a few issues posting!
     
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