Second Steps: Down the Yellow Brick Road

Oz Yellow And Red Brick

Follow The Yellow Brick Road to Millionaire Success

“Follow the yellow brick road! Follow the yellow brick road!”  If only becoming a millionaire success was so easy.  Just follow a road, yellow or any color would do; find a wizard at the end; click your heals a couple of times and your wish comes true – POOF – your first million right in font of your eyes.

How Long Is The Millionaire Success Journey?

Like we said in “First Steps” unless you play the lottery and get really lucky and win your first time playing, your millionaire success journey is probably going to be a long one.  And like most journeys you’ll probably have many ups and downs.  You may actually become a millionaire, lose your fortune, and then make it back, sometimes more than once or twice.

Over the next several months, probably into next year, we’re going to continue to add details to this blog about the authority websites we’re building and implementing Google Adsense and affiliate marketing on.  Like all journeys, this one’s going to take time.

Why Is The Millionaire Success Journey So Long?

There are a few reasons why this millionaire success journey is going to take time.  First of all it’s a “real life” journey.  We’re not going to sit hear and rehash the “Dog Training” site building you’ve probably heard over and over.  We’re actually going to build sites and document the process that we go through as we do.

Second, we can’t share all the information in real time about what we’re doing right away, because these are “real live” sites we’re building to make money with.  If we share all  details about the sites while we’re building them, then someone might just “borrow” what we’ve worked hard to create – copy our domain, our keywords, generate content and backlinks similar to ours, and then out rank us and take our traffic.

Third, even though some sites we build might be successful, those sites might be in niches we don’t want to participate in long term.  We may sell those sites to Internet Marketers or someone who wants to jump start their millionaire success journey.  In those instances we definitely don’t want to hand over the “keys to the kingdom” and disrupt traffic going to a site we sold to someone.  That would lack total integrity and not be something we’d be proud of.  Before we release details about a site we sold, we’d like to make sure it stays productive for the new owner for at least 3-6 months.  At that time we would hopefully get the new owner to “Guest Blog” for us about steps they took to keep the site going or steps they took to improve it.

Where Does The Millionaire Success Road Start?

The Yellow Brick Road Network to Millionaire SuccessIt starts at the beginning of course, but where is that?  Since we’re focused on Internet Marketing, everything we build during this millionaire success journey is going to be on the internet.  And before anything can get started on the internet you need two things.  First you need a domain name and second you need a place to host your website.

Now we’re not going to get into a debate here about which domain or website hosting service is the best, just pick one you like and can afford.  If you decide to change your mind down the road and go with a new provider, domain or web host, it’s usually not that difficult to change.

For our main domain, the one you’re on now, we’re using GoDaddy.  We’ve used them for years and are familiar with the way things work on their site.  However, for our niche sites we’ve recently switched over and started using NameCheap instead of GoDaddy.

We made the switch for a couple of reasons.  First, as their name implies, buying domains from them is pretty cheap.  Sure, we can usually find a discount coupon to use when registering a new domain name on any domain register, but without a coupon we can register a domain on NameCheap for $3.99/yr compared to $9.99/yr on GoDaddy.  And if you are building lots of websites in lots of niches and need lots of domains, saving $6 per site adds up quick to a bottom line budget that’s usually around zero when starting out.

The second reason we switched to NameCheap is because they include WhoIsGuard Protection for the first year FREE!  This valuable service is important for many reason:

  • It protects a domain owner’s information from publicly available whois and makes it much more difficult for spammers to harvest details and to send spam.
  • Hiding your information makes it harder for those who snoop around to identify all the niche sites you’re building and to ride your coattails.
  • Not all your niche sites will be successful, so you’ll want to make sure you only register new domains for one year.  If your domain owner information was hidden and the niche didn’t pan out for you, you won’t renew the domain and who’s going to know the failed site was tied to you?

Once you have your domain you need to host your website some place.  Again we’re not going to debate which hosting service is best, just make sure the one you pick is going to be around awhile and you backup your site.  As long as you keep a backup some place other than on your website host, if your vendor doors do close for good, you can usually recover on a new host fairly quickly.

As for us, we use HostGator for all of the sites we develop.  Since we use it all the time we’re fairly familiar with it, so why switch if things are going good… knock on wood!  Second, we’ve gotten some really good discounts with them.  This past year-end they ran a special – 3 years of hosting for $75, typically it’s $10/mo so you can see we got a GREAT deal and saved a ton.

Sure, both NameCheap and GoDaddy have web hosting services so we could have just done everything on one vendor, but we didn’t.  This is how we do it, it works for us, and we’re kind of not putting all our eggs in one basket.  It’s really easy to point your domain host to your website host, so don’t get hung up about it.  And for now it’s not the most critical decision you need to make, so figure out how you want to do it and just do it.

Millionaire Success Are We There Yet?

Nope, not even close.  We’ve barely even made it around the first curve of that Yellow Brick Road to millionaire success and we probably already got your head spinning.  That’s why this is a long journey, we have tons more to share, this post is getting long and we need to end.

However, there’s one last thing we’re going to touch on now and we’ll pickup with it in our next post and that is DOCUMENTATION.  As you develop and roll-out these niche sites you’re going to be building up a library of information.  You’re going to have to track URL’s, bPanel’s, cPanel’s, wp-admin’s, keywords, and many other things you might never have heard of.  Without a system for tracking all this information, you’re sure to lose track of things and eventually not be able to log on to something that you’ve built.

Once again that’s it for now.  Stay tuned for the next update where we’ll pickup again talking about documentation and keeping track of everything you’re doing.  Until then stay focused on your millionaire success journey and watch our inspirational videos if you need some Millionaire Inspiration

 

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Second Steps: Down the Yellow Brick Road

Oz Yellow And Red Brick

Follow The Yellow Brick Road to Millionaire Success

“Follow the yellow brick road! Follow the yellow brick road!”  If only becoming a millionaire success was so easy.  Just follow a road, yellow or any color would do; find a wizard at the end; click your heals a couple of times and your wish comes true – POOF – your first million right in font of your eyes.

How Long Is The Millionaire Success Journey?

Like we said in “First Steps” unless you play the lottery and get really lucky and win your first time playing, your millionaire success journey is probably going to be a long one.  And like most journeys you’ll probably have many ups and downs.  You may actually become a millionaire, lose your fortune, and then make it back, sometimes more than once or twice.

Over the next several months, probably into next year, we’re going to continue to add details to this blog about the authority websites we’re building and implementing Google Adsense and affiliate marketing on.  Like all journeys, this one’s going to take time.

Why Is The Millionaire Success Journey So Long?

There are a few reasons why this millionaire success journey is going to take time.  First of all it’s a “real life” journey.  We’re not going to sit hear and rehash the “Dog Training” site building you’ve probably heard over and over.  We’re actually going to build sites and document the process that we go through as we do.

Second, we can’t share all the information in real time about what we’re doing right away, because these are “real live” sites we’re building to make money with.  If we share all  details about the sites while we’re building them, then someone might just “borrow” what we’ve worked hard to create – copy our domain, our keywords, generate content and backlinks similar to ours, and then out rank us and take our traffic.

Third, even though some sites we build might be successful, those sites might be in niches we don’t want to participate in long term.  We may sell those sites to Internet Marketers or someone who wants to jump start their millionaire success journey.  In those instances we definitely don’t want to hand over the “keys to the kingdom” and disrupt traffic going to a site we sold to someone.  That would lack total integrity and not be something we’d be proud of.  Before we release details about a site we sold, we’d like to make sure it stays productive for the new owner for at least 3-6 months.  At that time we would hopefully get the new owner to “Guest Blog” for us about steps they took to keep the site going or steps they took to improve it.

Where Does The Millionaire Success Road Start?

The Yellow Brick Road Network to Millionaire SuccessIt starts at the beginning of course, but where is that?  Since we’re focused on Internet Marketing, everything we build during this millionaire success journey is going to be on the internet.  And before anything can get started on the internet you need two things.  First you need a domain name and second you need a place to host your website.

Now we’re not going to get into a debate here about which domain or website hosting service is the best, just pick one you like and can afford.  If you decide to change your mind down the road and go with a new provider, domain or web host, it’s usually not that difficult to change.

For our main domain, the one you’re on now, we’re using GoDaddy.  We’ve used them for years and are familiar with the way things work on their site.  However, for our niche sites we’ve recently switched over and started using NameCheap instead of GoDaddy.

We made the switch for a couple of reasons.  First, as their name implies, buying domains from them is pretty cheap.  Sure, we can usually find a discount coupon to use when registering a new domain name on any domain register, but without a coupon we can register a domain on NameCheap for $3.99/yr compared to $9.99/yr on GoDaddy.  And if you are building lots of websites in lots of niches and need lots of domains, saving $6 per site adds up quick to a bottom line budget that’s usually around zero when starting out.

The second reason we switched to NameCheap is because they include WhoIsGuard Protection for the first year FREE!  This valuable service is important for many reason:

  • It protects a domain owner’s information from publicly available whois and makes it much more difficult for spammers to harvest details and to send spam.
  • Hiding your information makes it harder for those who snoop around to identify all the niche sites you’re building and to ride your coattails.
  • Not all your niche sites will be successful, so you’ll want to make sure you only register new domains for one year.  If your domain owner information was hidden and the niche didn’t pan out for you, you won’t renew the domain and who’s going to know the failed site was tied to you?

Once you have your domain you need to host your website some place.  Again we’re not going to debate which hosting service is best, just make sure the one you pick is going to be around awhile and you backup your site.  As long as you keep a backup some place other than on your website host, if your vendor doors do close for good, you can usually recover on a new host fairly quickly.

As for us, we use HostGator for all of the sites we develop.  Since we use it all the time we’re fairly familiar with it, so why switch if things are going good… knock on wood!  Second, we’ve gotten some really good discounts with them.  This past year-end they ran a special – 3 years of hosting for $75, typically it’s $10/mo so you can see we got a GREAT deal and saved a ton.

Sure, both NameCheap and GoDaddy have web hosting services so we could have just done everything on one vendor, but we didn’t.  This is how we do it, it works for us, and we’re kind of not putting all our eggs in one basket.  It’s really easy to point your domain host to your website host, so don’t get hung up about it.  And for now it’s not the most critical decision you need to make, so figure out how you want to do it and just do it.

Millionaire Success Are We There Yet?

Nope, not even close.  We’ve barely even made it around the first curve of that Yellow Brick Road to millionaire success and we probably already got your head spinning.  That’s why this is a long journey, we have tons more to share, this post is getting long and we need to end.

However, there’s one last thing we’re going to touch on now and we’ll pickup with it in our next post and that is DOCUMENTATION.  As you develop and roll-out these niche sites you’re going to be building up a library of information.  You’re going to have to track URL’s, bPanel’s, cPanel’s, wp-admin’s, keywords, and many other things you might never have heard of.  Without a system for tracking all this information, you’re sure to lose track of things and eventually not be able to log on to something that you’ve built.

Once again that’s it for now.  Stay tuned for the next update where we’ll pickup again talking about documentation and keeping track of everything you’re doing.  Until then stay focused on your millionaire success journey and watch our inspirational videos if you need some Millionaire Inspiration

 



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