About ParthaB
Joined March 2020
I guess you could call this my 2nd stint at Internet Marketing, although I now have more time, patience, life experience and probably most importantly the means to actually learn things properly without worrying about where the next pennies are coming from.

I initially worked online from 2009-2012. I had relative success with Clickbank and article marketing - those were the days where you could buy a cheap domain name, point it at the affiliate sales page, write 5-10 articles a day on the given product and bam!! you're producing sales. I then managed to land myself a couple of great writing gigs with entrepreneurs looking to build serious authority websites, which provided me with constant work for 18 months.

However, I was always about "earning whatever money I could" as this was my only source of income. Unfortunately, this simply led to me working my fingers to the bone to build other people's businesses without much to fall back on for myself.

This time will be different - this is my opportunity to build something for myself. So I'm starting afresh, learning the ropes slowly but surely, without having to constantly look over my shoulder wondering how I'm going to pay my bills. Yaay!
ParthaB's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
UPDATE: 12th September 2021 - My aim is to be earning $25,000 per month by December 31st 2022 - This will be achieved between my WA hosted sites and my externally hosted sites.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
UPDATE: 12th September 2021 - I live a good life and I am happy. I'm not particularly extravagant with money, and my family's happiness comes above everything else. You can't put a price on that.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
UPDATE: 12th September 2021 - I currently work between 30-35 hours a week.
 
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How much money per month would you be happy earning?
UPDATE: 12th September 2021 - My aim is to be earning $25,000 per month by December 31st 2022 - This will be achieved between my WA hosted sites and my externally hosted sites.

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?
UPDATE: 12th September 2021 - I live a good life and I am happy. I'm not particularly extravagant with money, and my family's happiness comes above everything else. You can't put a price on that.

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
UPDATE: 12th September 2021 - I currently work between 30-35 hours a week.
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Fiona13 Premium
Great goals,
Wishing you all the success, by following the training provided by Kyle you will reach your goals in no time. All the best!
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Carson Premium Plus
Nice goals Partha,

These are going to take you to a whole new level of being focused, motivated, and dedicated to what you are learning here at WA.

As you work through the training lessons, make sure to ask questions when you have them, and take action on what you are learning. You have a full community of friendly people behind you!

I look forward to working with you :)

Carson
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nathaniell Premium Plus
Those are some really great numbers to start with Partha, and I think you're going to hit your goals a lot faster than you think. Many people generate thousands... or tens of thousands of dollars per month after going through the Wealthy Affiliate training.

Honestly, I think you're going to surprise yourself and double or triple those goals in time, and I'm looking forward to helping you get there!
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AlyseS Premium
Great goals!!!
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These numbers are amazing it makes me excited
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Canadiens99 Premium
I am very curious, after a year or so of blogging, what the income looks like? I know it varies on many factors, and that is why I wish to chat to as many as I can, but I was told that after a year, the income if you work hard at it, should be close to a full-time job income, I am someone who will work very hard at this, and do all the steps in all the right order, I am willing to wait a year to see the results, but just want to see if anyone here has any success after a year?
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ParthaB Premium
Hey Eric,

Okay, I'm probably known for my honesty. Many people may not like it, but at least you'll get the truth from me.

Firstly, success in ANY business or ANY walk of life is not really about "the system", but rather the person.

As an anaolgy, if you opened a restaurant and Gordon Ramsay wrote you out a complete business plan, will that guarantee success?

Of course not, the success can only be achieved by how well you understand that business plan and how well you utilize it.

When it comes to creating websites and blogging, I have mentioned a statistic many times before.

Approximately 87% of new websites are abandoned within the first 12 months.

The main reason for this is because blogging can be a very unrewarding journey for the first few months.

Basically, if you're using search engine optimization (which is mainly what is taught in the OEC and Bootcamp training) it takes time to gain traction in the search engines.

In effect, you could write and publish blog posts every single day for up to 3-6 months with very little reward (visitors to your website, sales, rankings, etc.), plus your mind usually takes over at this stage (am I doing something worng?)

Then again, there are people who've been doing this for a year, 2,3, or even 5 years, and they're still barely breaking even.

In all honesty, for someone completely new to affiliate marketing, and online marketing in general, to be making a full-time income within 12 months, that person is a VERY special and talented person.

If you follow the training, while doing everything you can to increase your own knowledge and experience, as well as working on your website in the same way you would a full-time job, or your own business, you can definitely see what is possible within 12 months.

That said, the vast majority of people never put in the required effort, even if they think they are.

Much the same as any business, you need to be extremely focused, take the rough with the smooth, and above all, your aim is not to sell, but to be as helpful as possible.

You must remember that every single niche has websites that are 10-20 years old, that have 10,000+ articles published on them.

So, your aim with any website is create trust and authority. This is never an overnight thing.

You must treat this in the same way you would an offline business.

If you can do that, and stick with, there's every chance things will go well.

Partha
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Canadiens99 Premium
Thank you for your honest reply! I do plan to work at it like a business and also not expecting much for a year or so, so o won't be disappointed when not much happens in a year of hard work. I really like my niche, so writing about it is actually therapy for me, so it all works out. I am curious though if you are making a living from it? How long have you been doing it this time around? How long did you find it took to start seeing let's say $500 to $1000 / month?
Thanks again!
Eric
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ParthaB Premium
Hi Eric,

Yes, I do make a living out of this, but I'm in my 15th year now.

Plus, just so know that I am successful, I previously worked in corporate banking, so to give that up, I would obviously need to a fairly good income.

However, it's very difficult to compare now (2022) to back then.

I would actually say that affiliate marketing was much easier back then, and I earned many thousands in my first year (I think I've spoken in one of my WA blog posts of making $12,000 over a 3-month period in only my second year).

But, much the same as Kyle who speaks of his success after only 6 months, you must remember that he is talking about 2003.

Also, you must look at SEO being in its infancy (Google has only been around for 23 years), so there are changes happening on almost a daily basis.

In effect, what worked 5 years ago may not work today.

So, you have to view this as an on-going education and you must evolve with the times.

As for those on the platform who are much newer to this - there are those who have probably achieved $500-$1,000p/m in their first year, but there are also many, many, many active members who still haven't reached this level after 3-5 years.

As I say, it all comes down to the person, how well they understand, and how hard they're willing to work.

I feel sad to repeat 87% of websites are abandoned in the first year.

Partha
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Canadiens99 Premium
Thank you for that information, I am someone who likes to research, dig into what works and what doesn't, also like I mentioned, not really expecting much in the first year, so I won't give up if it's not making money at that point. I do work hard and I am determined so I feel I have a pretty good shot at eventually getting to making a living at it. I too have a good full time job now that makes me independent of making any money, but hopefully this will help me retire and stay home in a few years. I will continue on, I am only 2 weeks old in this venture so it is all brand new to me. I will be writing one post per day for a year or more, and would like to get to about 500 posts within a couple years. I enjoy it, so it is doable. I just hope I go down the right roads and not head down a wrong path.
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Eric
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Hi Partha, thanks for you reply on the live chat. We are based in South Africa and so the 19$ (to become 49$) is multiple by 16 for us. However, money earned will also be multiplied by that same factor. But if we are only looking at breaking even after a year, we're looking at about R8000 which its a lot of money to lay out. For Americans it is a lot less of an outlay. My wife is an SEO writer and I am a web developer and so we are thinking that it may be a lot cheaper to just do it ourselves and use free learning resources to fill in the gaps in our knowledge. it may be a b it harder to start, but a LOT cheaper since we are in SA. I would love to hear your thoughts on this and whether you think joining WA as a South African is viable... thanks!
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ParthaB Premium
Hi,

Yeah, I totally get where you're coming from, in regards to monetary value from different places around the world.

However, I once more wouldn't "stereotype" based on someone's country or residence, birth, or background.

You know as well as me, there are some highly intelligent South Africans and also some extremely thick ones, LOL

The same goes for extremely intelligent Americans and some who still don't know which end of a spoon to use.

It's the same in all countries, races, religions, walks of life - there's intelligent, not so intelligent, good, bad, and evil.

In any business, hell, in any walk of life, It all comes down to how well you understand the concept of something versus how well you apply it.

Obviously, having some previous experience and knowledge always helps.

However, I always like to steer clear of the "How Long" and "How Much" questions and conversations.

Just because I'm capable of something, doesn't mean another person is, and obviously vice-versa.

There are a huge number of South Africans on the platform.

The two I know best are Thabo, who took around two years to achieve $5,000 a month (However, Thabo is literally like a machine, and has worked at least 10 times harder than most)...

Here's Thabo's "success" blog from a few years back: The other South Afircan I know quite well is Louise, one more, head down, hard worker, has a vision, knows what she wants to achieve, etc.

Here's one of Louise's post specifically aimed at South Aficans: Hope that helps.

Partha
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VaiKosi Premium Plus
Darn good article for me. Honestly, doing research on keywords for my contents took so much time than I wanted to. Now, after downloading Google Chrome, added Google Minion and Keywords Everywhere, I have a whole new direction to go. Thanks so much!

Oh and on the free version of using Keywords Everywhere, I ran into a little problem when I tried to see how many keywords that rank on a specific search, I was informed that I need to buy credit to have access to these information.

Any suggestion?

Thanks in advance!
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ParthaB Premium
Hey Vaisingano,

To be honest, I don't use credits on Keywords Everywhere, as I'm not specifically interested in the stats.

In fact, you'll find from most of my WA blog posts I target "underserved topics" or topics that typically say they have ZERO traffic according to a keyword tool, or <10 in Jaaxy.

In reality, if a keyword tool doesn't have enough historical data about a keyword it will state that it has "zero traffic"...

However, when you consider that most of my "zero traffic" articles receive 1000s of visitors every month, it shows that the data found in most keyword tools isn't that accurate.

As for keywords Everywhere, I believe t's only $10 for 100,000 credits.

So, if you really want to specifically see stats and details of particular keywords (not that I believe they're that accurate), $10 will cover you for up to 100,000 keywords and their statistical information.

Partha
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VaiKosi Premium Plus
Hello Patha,

Really appreciated the advice and when I think about it, you are so right. They say that experience is the best teacher so, your advice is what I'll follow meaning Jaaxy is enough.

Appreciate you Patha, have a great day!

Vai.
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mrs99 Premium
Hi Partha -

Just finished reading your Part 1, Part 1 and Part 2 articles about keyword tools vs just asking google (using the methods you outlined). I did a couple trial runs with the niche I am working on. Needless to say, my article(s) content have/has changed a lot.

Do you shoot for 1000+ words per article? Is there a minimum number of words that I should strive for?

Thanks for all your hard work and thoughtful words.
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ParthaB Premium
Hey Marsha,

To be honest, there's no "ideal" word count for an article.

You'll typically hear lots of theories, plenty of advice, but in truth, the best answer is achieved through personal experience.

For me, you choose a specific topic to write about in an article.

In the introduction you tell your readers what you are going to write about.

And then in the body of the article you do EXACTLY that.

If you have satisfied the query stated in your article title then that is enough words.

You'll often hear that you "must aim for a minimum of 1,000 words" or if "others on page one of Google all have 2,000 words then your article must be 2,000 words".

I disagree.

The title of your article is based around a particular topic.

Once you feel you have satisfied a potential visitors' thirst for knowledge around that subject matter, then you have enough words.

Clearly, this would be difficult to do with 300 words (although we used to write 300-word "articles in the late 2000s/early 2010s and would rank and make money... but times have changed).

If I'm completely honest, then most articles I write or outsource typically fall between 1,300-1,800 words (I also have recent articles that are 800 words and 5,000+ words)..

However, just to prove a point (I love to prove a point, Hahaha), I have started a new website with another member, but solely using my techniques. Plus, I have said that ALL articles must be between 600-800 words.

It's early days, but it's working... lots of articles ranked on page one, multiple thousands of monthly visitors in just the first few months of the website being online.

So, as a say, write to satisfy the initial query in yout title, write to satisfy your readers, never write to satisfy a specific word count. If you feel you have done that to the best of your abilities, then that is enough words.

Partha
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mrs99 Premium
How do you outsource your articles? I outsourced a brochure once using Fiver and was not happy with the result. Maybe it was because my article had to deal with marketing my health services.

I ended up paying, but not using the material. I had to write myself. I am better now that I use Grammarly pro. However, writing is tough because there is no due date.

In the past, outsourcing has worked for me in design and layout jobs.

When I read that you outsourced, my eyes perked up (is that possible?). I enjoy reading your writing because you make it personal and real. My writing tends to be more distant.

In college and early in my career, my writing was more casual and friendly. But, because I was a CPA, I found myself carried along with the New York standards (really stuffy sounding) of what a CPA should sound like.

Sorry - getting off-track here...
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ParthaB Premium
Hey Marsha,

Outsourcing any task will always potentially carry some risks.

However, more often than not, you pay for what you get (I agree that this isn't always the case).

Fiverr, in my mind, has always been very hit and miss, some are good, some are absolutely terrible.

For writers, I typically use iWriter or a great discovery is the Problogger job boards (some brilliant freelancers here).

But, the writers I hire will be of differing experience, and therefore the writing tasks they receive will reflect this.

So, as an example, for a $20 per 1000-word writer I would generally structure the article for them with subheadings, as well as links to additional research. In effect, all they have to do is fill in the gaps.

I've written about article structure before here: Whereas, a $60 per 1000-word writer would essentially have some level of expertise in the niche, and can therefore be left (somewhat) to their own devices.

As for writing yourself, do it in exactly the same way you have with me in this interaction.

Here's the difference - you have "humanized" me.

You have an understanding of my personaility, you have seen a profile picture of my face, you have read a few of my articles, so your interaction with me is much more relaxed and comfortable.

In essence, you need to do exactly the same when you write articles for your website, i.e. humanize your reader.

You could actually pick a person you know, friend, family member, work colleague, etc. and just imagine that whenever you're writing an article that you are simply explaining something to them.

Another great way to practice this technique is to go to groups or Q&A sites and answer questions privately (as in don't publish it on the platform).

As an example, you go to a Facebook group in your niche, you'll see someone asking a question.

Firstly, go visit that person's Facebook profile, read a bit about them, look at their photos, read a few of their posts (basically, cyber-stalk them, Hahaha).

Then, go and open up a document and answer their question (as I say, you don't actually have to publish your "answer").

What this will do is "humanize" that person, and you'll notice your writing style is far more relaxed and conversational.

Partha
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Danpat55 Premium
Hi ParthaB,
I was stucked with content writing and Mr. Steve a member of WA recommended your WA blogs site to me. So far, I think you've rekindled my interest and I am learning a lot from your experience. You are straight forward, you are like Mr. AbieJ, you don't hide information. Great teacher with good information and keep up your good works.
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