About Josh From Oz
Joined March 2012
Hi everybody!. My name is Josh and I'm from Australia. After tasting some success with I.M over at Squidoo I decided it's time to learn how to extend my reach, what a better place then here at W.A.

I work full time and more as a house Painter so my time is limited online, but I have studied the ropes of I.M for the last year or so and will NOT give up on achieving my goal, which of course is financial freedom and more time with my Partner and 2 kids :)

I look forward to reading all these very helpful posts and training to better my skills and finally build my own money making site :)

Update 24th February 2016: Thought I should update my profile as it's a few years out of date now haha. So now I have 3 kids, 2 boys and 1 girl and I no longer work as an employee for a Painting Company.

When I had my first website on WA I was making about 1k a month consistently. Then a real world opportunity came along for me to start my own painting business. As my online money wasn't sufficient for me to quit my day job just yet I went ahead and started a painting company (funded by internet money).

This March celebrates 2 years as owning my own successful company. This Month also celebrates my 4th year being a member at Wealthy Affiliate.

So right after I started my painting company I got so busy at work (doing 60-80 hours a week) and I simply could not do much progress on my sites. After 8-10 months of working solid I finally had time to get back to my websites. Which by the way didn't drop in earnings, they went UP in earnings. The power of ranking in Google with quality content :).

I made a new website once I re-learned some of the things I had forgotten (Which is why WA is so good- Has all the helpful resources anyone could ever want). I also was very keen to get into my new website (Kind of like when I first began at WA with excitement) but this time I had even more knowledge.

Over a year later and now my online income surpasses my wage (Maybe I pay myself too little haha). One day once my house is built and most of the mortgage is paid off, I will become a full time marketer. Until then having an extra full time income really helps with finances.

This is the power of what is taught here at Wealthy Affiliate. All that's left to do is take action and do it consistently. If a simple house painter can succeed online I believe you can too!.
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TammiP Premium
Hi Josh, I'm Tammi. I hope you don't mind that I started following you!!

Your story just gripped me...and I felt inspired by you. So, I decided to follow you.

Congrats on your painting company and congrats on your online marketing.

I feel that I can Learn a lot from you.

Please keep me updated on your success and feel free to stop by and chat anytime...I love to chat!!!!

Have a great day!!!!

T

P.S. I live in the United States...North Carolina.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hi Tammi,
Glad to see you found WA. Without this place I would never be where I am today. My advice: Never stop learning and publishing content on your sites. Best Wishes
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TammiP Premium
Thank you Josh!!!

Wishing you continued success!!!

T
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RayW2 Premium
Heya Josh. I'd like your advice on choosing the "best 1st" Niche. I've read through all the Training and watched all the videos and to me it boils down to finding the right one, for the right Group of People that... you can talk about for hours and even want to learn more of. YOUR most valuable input would be greatly appreciated as you've been "around the block a few times" and could guide me just a little better :-)
So the Niches I have in mind with the reasons why I could "talk about them for hours":
1. "Business Laptops for Professionals - 1. Lenovo ThinkPad 2. Dell 3. HP": I currently have my own one-man-show IT Support Company (check out the website that I even had to pay some-one for at the time. I absolutely love Lenovo Laptops.
2. "Online Remote Support for Home Users/Small Businesses": within my business I have to dial into some-one's PC at least 20 times a day and HELP them resolving any/all issues they have with a RDP program called TeamViewer (TV). Love the TV program as I have been using it for almost 7 years.
3. "Absolute Passion for Wild-Life, Conservation & Nature": Just a complete NUT when it comes to Africa (mostly Southern Africa and more so Swaziland, where I've lived since 2013).
4. "Great Outdoors - Trail Running, Hiking, Camping, Fishing": explained in #3
5. "Professional Hunting for conservation reasons": As 3 & 4 above, I am a certified Professional Hunter qualified to hunt the "big 5" - but ONLY completed the course because of my passion for conservation.
6. "Road Bicycling, Tennis, 8-ball Pool, Paintball" As I obtained National Colours in these as a young...ger man :-) Also love/prefer Mountain Biking now.

THAT my Friend is a BUNCH! and I can probably talk over any-one of these for days, but would also love to have more time to do more of the ones and earn GOOD MONEY promoting->selling them!

Lemmi know your thoughts & comments please.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Wow that's a lot of interests and so much potential!!. I don't have many interests as such. With my approach I always head to Jaaxy or the WA free keyword tool and begin there. Anyone of those niches are money makers!. As I deal with amazon mostly, I stay away from electronics as the commission rate is low (Around 2%). That's not to say you couldn't do computers etc. Just means out of every $100 sale you make $2 instead of $4-$8.

There's 2 approaches I would take.
1. Make a larger site which has room to grow and you could never run out of ideas. For this the niche could be; Trail running, hiking, fishing etc.
2. Make a more targeted smaller niche site such as mountain biking. In this instance I would look for keywords like "best mountain bike helmets, best mountain bike light , best mountain bike saddle, best mountain bike chain lube, best mountain bike with full suspension, best mountain bike for beginner, best mountain bike for women.etc etc"

I got those keywords using Jaaxy and they all have search volume with minimal QSR. Now think if you owned a mountain bike shop, what would the customers walking into your shop need to know? These are the keywords you need to target. Find out what a person needs help with and you help them while making money. People need help deciding whats best for them and their circumstance. Like the keywords :beginner, whats the best bike for a Women? The Elderley? Touring? Steep mountains? etc.

As you have experience in the niche you would have greater insight to what the customer needs help with. This can be applied to any niche at all. The more targeted your keywords the better you will rank in the beginning. For example "the best mountain bike" is probably tougher to rank for in the beginning compared to the best mountain bike for an elderly Lady.

Then you find helpful,knowledgeable keywords to write articles on the complement your buyers keywords (Best of, reviews, comparisons etc). For example: How to change a tyre on a certain style of mountain bike?

That is the exact approach I take and I hope you find it helpful.
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RayW2 Premium
Was away for a few days work elsewhere. Thanks a MILL Josh! That definitely makes sense. Grow and learn. Brilliant
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PhilMorton Premium
G'day Josh, I just saw you on the live chat and decided to go have a look at your profile page. Bloody interesting story you have there.

Any way, good to find a fellow Aussie on here and it was good to see some results in your update. Very encouraging.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Thanks Phil, much like you I left WA in the beginning and came back not too much longer after. The thing that changed for me was working out my niches were too broad and I learned about buyers keywords. That changed everything for me.
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PhilMorton Premium
Ah buyers keywords. Another little morsel for me to follow. Thanks for that.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Josh, wonderful to meet you and I'm following you now! Wow... what an interesting and great story you have here. Nice to see your family is increasing in numbers..

I also enjoy reading your inspirational stories... it certainly gives me the motivation to keep moving forward.

Thanks very much and I wish you continued success in Wealthy Affiliate and in your painting business.

Kind Regards,
Monica
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Hello guys. I have a question about keyword research. I was doing some minisites before and in most cases I was just breakeven... . It was very frustrating and all articles I had to outsource, English is not my first language... .

Also I noticed one thing with Jaxxy. When I choose some keyword with SQR below 50 many times when I check backlinks to those websites, there is much much work to do, not just writing articles.

Are you using some PBN networks or backlinks strategies to get traffic to your websites?

When you build your site how long average you have to wait to get traffic or regular commisions?

My best result to over 120$ per month was 1 month. Just I pickup wrong keyword - it was seasonal keyword and later I lost traffic and income... . Also PBN cost me something as well... . Traffic is my the biggest issue... .
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hi Piotr,

PBN's are something that is not taught here. It is a way of manipulating Google and sooner or later Google will find out and destroy the business overnight. So I have NEVER created PBN's for my business.

As for backlinks, they are not required. Here is what Kyle has to say about them: Again I have never done a 'guest post' or spent hours 'commenting' in forums or other niche sites etc. I spend my time writing content for my sites and sharing on social media.

Some niches are going to be tougher than others, so they can take longer to break into. From my experience and using my techniques I usually get my first sale between 10-18 posts. Regardless of the niche, Google doesn't trust a new site and is 'sandboxed' for the first few months. So it hardly gets any traffic in the beginning. Once you have earned the trust of google and proven that you are a serious website (Not just a spammer) things start happening.

From my personal experience, it takes between 3 to 6 months to get the first wave of increased rankings. Then after a bout 10-12 months the traffics gets even better. Then the rest is history and keywords start becoming easier to rank for.

Choosing the right keywords is the best way to get traffic coming in quicker. Finding descriptive longtail keywords with minimal competition is the way to go. For example:

Bad keyword to choose: best gun safe 1167 searches and 226 QSR

Better keyword: best small gun safe for home 112 searches 0 QSR.

The second keyword is more descriptive so will be better for conversions and have less competition. That is just one example I found with looking in Jaaxy for couple minutes.

Hope this helps you with some of your questions.
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Good day Josh,I'm very excited about your accomplishments they are really encouraging.Now after reading your article of how you made 257 sales a night,I'd like to ask you if possible,to share with me a little about Amazon affiliate program VS google ad-senses. What is better to start with while you can't afford premium upgrade?Can you possibly let me have a look at that link?
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tudogz Premium
Hi Josh. Yep, another Aussie here. Just "retired" form my job in transport. I'm new to all this internet marketing stuff, but learning fast. Read your $2477 blog and found it very inspiring. I'll be reading more of your posts as time goes by. It's great how folks share ideas so freely here. I'm in Tassie, having just moved from West Aus. I'd live to add you to my network if it's OK. Cheers Mate. Thomas.
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Dannyi89 Premium
Hello Josh

Nice to meet you! I am new here and was just reading some of your blogs and am so happy for your success and retirement of the painting company you created. I bet many can learn from your experiences. I am on a journey to achieve that same level of success!

I look forward to networking with you!!


All the best,

Danny
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thriftymom Premium
Congrats to your success! I have the same hope as yours and I wanted to become more successful online to give more time to my son. I gave myself 5 years in order to achieve this targeting to earn $ 2,000 upto $ 20,000 a month. I just need to master some techniques and able to find more time making my websites successful.

- Ces
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Josh From Oz Premium
Thanks Ces. Once you master the techniques its a matter of rinse and repeat until your happy with the income level. Best wishes
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thriftymom Premium
Thank you for the encouragement :) all the best!
- Ces
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1lindacarter Premium
Hi Josh,
I really like your update, that really encourages me. I hope we can work together some time, I think I can learn a lot from you. That is if you have the time!! With all those hours and your beautiful family.
Well thanks for the encouragement!! :-)
Linda
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Nmarkovich Premium
Hey Josh! I just added you and read about you up top. very interesting, and it's great to hear how well your doing online. very inspiring. I look forward to hearing more about your success. I've been here for about 3 weeks and stories like yours really motivate me. Thank you.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hey Man, anything is possible if you stick at it. What do you hope to achieve from making money online? Use that as your motivation to keep going and going!. Don't stop until you have reached your goals :)
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ant9954 Premium
Hi Josh,

I just joined the Wealthy Affiliate through your link. I hope it's a right decision to pursue my dream for a financial freedom.

Since English is not my mother language, writing in English is quite difficult task for me, so the websites that I will create in the future mostly will be in Indonesian language, and will be serving Indonesian market.

In the above condition/limitation, do you think that WA will still be a good tool to help me to succeed? Please advise.

Kind regards,
Antonius
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hi Antonius, I just replied to your message on your profile page. Internet marketing is internet marketing. Can be done in any language! Perhaps you could write a blog (The pen image to the top write) and ask if there are any other people from your country for better support. Hope this helps
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