PROJECT KOLVEN: New Blog Starting 312020
Like most people blogging... I struggle with being consistency.
There have been plenty of times that I have started a blog and then after 2 or 3 articles, i end up working on something else...
But one of the BEST ways that I have found to combat this and get things done is to create time in my schedule and to hold myself accountable.
So I will count on YOU.
I am starting yet another small niche blog (that hopefully will turn into an authority site), but I will hold myself accountable to work on it consisntently by giving you updates monthly on it.
I figure... why not just make another case study?
So I am calling this PROJECT KOLVEN. Reason for the code name is that I will refrain from mentioning the site or even the niche to avoid getting unnecessary and irrelevant traffic.
After I get the site to about 5k to 10k a month in traffic, I will reveal it. Maybe a little sooner depending how quickly my monetization strategy works out.
What I will include in these reports?
This is where I will depend on you. I don't really know what you would want to know about the site. I will include:
# of posts made that month
# of Email Subscribers
Perhaps info on a YouTube channel if I incorporate one with this blog.
ROI - Return On Investment is ENTIRELY important. I want to make very clear how much money it costs to get things started and how long until I am making more money than I am spending.
What else would you like to know?
I will consider this Month 0 of Project Kolven.
I have already purchased the domain, installed a theme, and setup the SEO on the site. I will NOT be using an SEO plugin, but still will hook it up to Google Analytics. I am using one of my favorite services for a logo because I'm terrible at graphic design (not required).
I am using WA's hosting with a favorite theme of mine.
I am sticking close to the WA training.
I may hire a writer, but I am thinking of bootstrapping this as much as possible and reinvesting once I start getting a return on investment.
I have identified a primary offer for the first phase of the blog and it includes recurring income which is exciting!
I will use Google Instant, Jaaxy, YouTube Auto-Suggest, Answer the Public, and maybe Ahrefs for keyword ideas and content gap opportunities. I am also going to sign up for Google Alerts for viral opportunities.
I will not be wasting a ton of time going for backlink opportunities (if any). Early on, adding content to Project Kolven is more important than anything.
# of Posts This Month = 0
Traffic = 0
# of Email Subscribers = 0
Income = 0
YouTube Videos = 0
Net Income For Month = (123.92)
Net Income For Life of Site = (123.92)
So my goals for this site is to get it to $2,000 a month within a year.
60 Articles by June 1, 2020.
Then bounce the idea around of selling the site OR continue to build it into an authority and see if I can get it to $6k-$10k a month.
So let Project Kolven begin!
Chris Myles AKA Benji's Dad
If you have questions for me, please feel free and shoot below! But I repeat, I will not be revealing the domain or niche until the traffic or income reaches the desired level.