Okay so I’m getting ready to start my first sites as I go through the Forever Affiliate course – I’m not going to post names and link to them from here because I don’t want to skew the data from them. I will however talk through the experiences and how I feel things are going so far with the course.
I’ve gone through all the videos in Phase One, some of them twice. I’ve done some initial research and brainstorming and I think I have a good list of starter ideas that I’d like to test the market for. There’s a big emphasis on testing in this course, that’s one of the things that I enjoy because Andrew tells you how he tests, what he’s looking for in terms of results, and shows you how to replicate exactly what he does as opposed to just throwing around the word “test” like so many sites and courses often do and expecting you to know what that means.
Now that I have my ideas list and research of the topic areas I’m ready to start building sites and doing full testing. Andrew suggests starting with at least five sites to test so you can keep what works and scrap what’s not working. The thing is I don’t think I can handle five sites right off the bat between working on my transcription business, building websites, and handling family stuff (basketball just ended and soccer starts up soon, yikes!)
Now, if you’re outsourcing a lot of the content and beginning stuff then five sites (or even 10 sites) as your first round of testing might not seem so hard, but for the first round I really want to focus on doing it myself, going through the processes, and understanding everything every step of the way. I may outsource a few content pieces or design pieces, but to learn everything for me means going through it all myself step-by-step.
So for my first round of testing I’m only going to do two sites – one with an information product and one with a physical product. I think that way I’ll be able to get a general idea and experience the course fully the first time through and then after those two sites are built and running I can go back to the beginning and do a full batch of five sites and keep growing from there. I should have at least one of the domains up and started by next Monday (the 11th) …
See you back here for a progress report next week.
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