It makes me a little nauseous to write about this.
During my Internet business career I’ve had 2 separate “million dollar ideas.” I’m not talking about a random thought where I took zero action. I mean these were two PROVEN methods that worked, but I didn’t follow through to maximize the results.
Today I want to talk about these two ideas and how I *might* have come across a third. I urge you pay close attention to what I’m about to discuss because it might just help when you get YOUR million dollar idea.
Million Dollar Idea #1 – Mass Google Adsense Sites (Summer of 2005)
I’m going to admit something that’s going to make a few enemies. Five years ago, I was one of those people who created a bunch of sites that were full of junk content. Often called “spam blogs” or splogs these sites were specifically designed to make money with Google Adsense – Not help the person find the information they really wanted.
I made money by using a tool called Traffic Equalizer to create thousands of pages – Each targeting a long tail keyword. Back then, there was a major flaw in Google technology where you could easily get a page to rank high for many phrases. So basically, I was making tons of money with very little effort.
Okay, I’m not saying it was very honest income model. But at one point, I was earning almost $13,000 a month by literally pressing a few buttons on a piece of software.
Million Dollar Lesson: At the time I knew this loophole wasn’t going to last very long. I only had a set amount of time to maximize my results. So what did I do? I only worked a few hours a day and goofed off the rest of the time.
Seriously, I was THAT stupid.
What I should have done was streamline this process. Then outsource it to an army of workers who would crank out hundreds of thousands of pages each day.
I made almost six-figures that year with a few hours of work each day. If I was smart, I could have easily made a million dollars by mass producing these sites.
Obviously this loophole was closed. All these sites were removed from search engine listings. Then one day Google Adsense sent me a letter informing me of a lifetime ban from their program.
I got what I deserved. But I often think of what could have been if I went LARGE with this idea.
Million Dollar Idea #2 – Bum Marketing Domination (2007)
My second million dollar idea wasn’t shady like the previous method.
Back in 2006 and 2007, all the rage was the Bum Marketing Method. The idea here was you found specific keywords with high traffic numbers, and create content around it. Then you submit this content to sites like Ezine Articles, Squidoo, and YouTube which are naturally favored by Google.
The incredible thing about Bum Marketing is you could spend 30 minutes creating a piece of content and have it rank really well for a popular keyword. Most people used it to promote affiliate marketing products. I used it to build an email list. This technique worked so well that I still get over a hundred subscribers a day from content I created years ago!
Million Dollar Lesson: Back then I didn’t the value of having content instantly rank for a keyword. If I was smart, I could have had hundreds, even thousands, of articles that were all pointing back to my site.
I didn’t even need to be the one who created this content. What I should have done is create a template for the articles and outsourced the entire process.
Think of this way. I have 450 articles and 100 videos that still generate 100 subscribers a day. This helps me earn a six-figure income. In my niche, there are over 10,000 keywords that people use to find information. Potentially, I could’ve had 10,000 articles created…each targeting a different keyword.
Do the math.
Now you know why I get nauseous thinking about this.
Million Dollar Idea #3 – Go Large Project (February 2011)
On Friday, I had a post that discussed how I made $3,911.32 in one day from a short email I sent my list. What I didn’t mention is I’ve followed up with this list and another I have in this market. In total, I spent about a half hour writing email. And up till now (Thursday 4 PM EST) I’ve made $9799.95 from one website and a few half-assed emails.
This is the kind of numbers that gets my attention.
I’d like to think I earned this money because I’m a smart and cool guy. In reality, it’s probably because I’ve come across a product with a proven sales funnel. Sometimes in life you get lucky. The trick is to take this luck and make the most out of it.
I mentioned my previous “million dollar ideas” because each time I recognized an opportunity, yet did NOTHING about it. I made the mistake of thinking this success would last forever. And as they say, “Nothing lasts forever.”
This isn’t going to happen again.
As the title of this post indicates, I’m going large or going home…
Announcing the “Go Large Project”
I plan on getting the best possible results with this website. I’ve never encountered a program that converts this well. So I’m going to set up a system that sends a massive amount of traffic to the site…every day.
I’m calling this the “Go Large Project.”
What I’m going to do is create a bunch of systems around this site. Mostly this will take advantage of web traffic strategies that most people use:
Ø Article Marketing
The only difference is I’ll be directing ALL this traffic to a simple lead magnet and email list that’s specifically design to promote this particular product. If you’re unsure what I mean, then I recommend you read my section on affiliate marketing which is detailed in my Income Trilogy report.
What’s in it for you?
Trust me, I know what it’s like to read about all the money somebody is making. It’s frustrating especially if you’re struggling with getting started.
With the Go Large Project, I plan on detailing EVERY lesson and ah-ha moment I discover during this case study. Even the moments where I crash and burn!
What you’ll get is a realistic view of what it’s like to build an affiliate marketing business in a niche that has NOTHING to do with Internet marketing, home business or MLM. I’m not sure if I’ll ever reveal the product/market that I’m promoting. But what I’ll do is provide a ton of FREE information you can use to create your own success with an Internet business.
I guess that’s it for now. I’ll be regularly updating this blog with more information about this project. I’m not sure of the posting frequently. But stay tuned for more information….Take Action. Get Results.