Less Boring Day

Today was a much less boring day than yesterday. I managed to get through all my jobs on Business side of things and was able to spend some quality time on my own personal websites. At the moment I’m creating a new firesale on abcHYIP.com where I’ll quite literally be giving away source code access to over 10 different HYIP related software. I’m hoping it will recover the cost of the new script that I’ve had developed.

Since I’m also a bit of an SEO freak, I love optimizing websites and getting them to the top of Google, MSN and Yahoo for various keywords. I’ve bought some software called SEO Elite which costs $167 and it’s worth every penny!

Just an example of how well the software is working on my sites:

1. Core Exercises
This site ranks #5 (out of 23m results) on Google for primary keyword ‘core exercises’ see Here. It’s also ranked #6 for ‘core workouts’.

2. VOIP 101
This site ranks #3 (out of 7m results) on Google for primary keyword ‘voip 101’ see Here. It’s also ranked #6 for ‘core workouts’.

3. HYIP Guide
This site ranks #10 (out of 500k results) on Google for primary keyword ‘hyip guide’ see Here. It’s also ranked #1 for ‘hyip 101’.

4. Free Online Flash Games
This site ranks #3 (out of 4m results) on MSN for primary keyword ‘free online flash games’ see Here. It’s also ranked #5 for ‘online flash shooters’.

I have many more sites that are highly ranked, at one point I was top ranked for ‘hyip script’ on google, but I lost that when I stopped working on abchyip. But I should get that top position back again soon 🙂

My #1 tip for improving your rankings (besides buying SEO Elite) is to get as many good link backs as possible. However, don’t go out and buy 5000 guaranteed link backs, that’s just guaranteed to get your site banned in Google.

Tedious & Mundane Tasks

I think that there are few things more tedious in this world than website design and development.

Sure, it has it’s highs – the first sale for instance. But actually sitting there hour after hour doing things like checking the links are all working, or adding images or creating a list of products is just so boring and tedious.

I have spent my day doing the latter as part of the members area on megatoolkit.com. There are well over 150 products in the members area for download, and each product has to have a small image 70 pixels in width which links to the corresponding zip file for that product, a title which also links to the zip file, information on how big the zip file is, what kind of rights the product has (user, resell, master resell or private label), and a short description for the product.

This seemingly simple task involves unzipping the product, finding a software cover, copying it to photoshop, cropping it and resizing it and saving it as a JPG to another folder. Then have a brief read through the sales page to find out what the product is, before coming up with a short description. Probably about 2-3 minutes work per product.

After you’ve done 10 products it gets boring, after 20 products it becomes tedious, after 50 products you have seriously lost the will to live.

I don’t know why I’m writing about this, maybe I have to get it off my chest or else I’ll explode. Or maybe it’s because I want people to start appreciating how much work goes into a seemingly simple website, I don’t know.

Hopefully any other webmasters out there can empathise with my problems.

But whatever happens, megatoolkit.com will be massive so it will all be worth it in the end.

Making a start…

Today I have written a long to do list of everything that needs to be done and everything that I would like to get done.

Basically it’s split up into two different sections, Business and Personal. Business refers to the projects undertaken by myself and and another online entrepreneur, Paul Bulford, Personal refers to my own personal projects which I do when I’ve finished Business stuff. I’d class this blog as Business and Personal as I’ll be discussing both here 🙂

So on the Business front, I have to finish off the backend of our new project, megatoolkit.com. This is a massive resource and membership website which costs $297 for a membership. We’re hoping to make enough money on this one to proceed with all our other projects, so it’s like a stepping stone to bigger things. I’ll also be setting up a website called trafficbombs.com which creates unique content for search engines in order to rank highly for hundreds of keywords.

On the Personal front, I want to create a nice little “adsense empire” of 25-50 niche content websites. These sites will all have various articles on specific niches. My aim is to have them all earn at least a dollar a day from adsense. So far I have 2 of these sites but they’re not earning a dollar a day yet! My next site will be a travel site offering visitors free travel tips.

This week is going to be extremely hectic, the main priority is to finish my end of megatoolkit.com and to set up trafficbombs.com. If I get anything else done it will be a bonus.

Welcome To My World…

Welcome to my world, you can tell it’s my world because the domain is called PeterClaridge.com…and that’s me, therefore my world. And it’s not for sale.

I’ve decided to start this blog because it’s looking extremely likely that in the near future I’m going to be rich. Very very rich.

And I want to keep a journal of my path to riches online to share with others in the hope that it inspires, infuriates, shocks and motivates people.

If you feel any of these emotions, or others, when reading this blog, post a comment. Don’t be shy. I won’t bite too hard.

Tomorrow will be my first proper post.

Is Someone Having a Giraffe?!

Who’s smart idea was it to work 14 hour days?! I want a quiet word with them about it. Possibly using a large stick to make my point.

My current working day consists of getting up at 9am (oh, woe is me I hear you all saying, but just listen, ok?), getting into the office for 10am, training up the programmers from 10am till 2pm – and they need a lot of intensive hands on training at the moment.

At 2pm, we have a shift change and the designers come in for their fresher training where I’m teaching the same things to different people.

At 6pm, the designers leave and I go and deal with my webmasters who report back any problems they’ve had throughout the day and let me know about any sales and support that needs to be addressed. I spend an hour working with them on anything that needs to be done.

Then Aravind, one of the owners of Agriya will contact me and ask me how the content is coming on for the new Agriya corporate website (he figures hey, we have a Englishman in the office, we may as well exploit his language skills for free! Who said slave labour is dead?).

Half way through writing Agriya’s content, a client from latin America will come online and inform me of the latest bugs and errors he’s found in the software he’s purchased, some of which would require me to drop everything and address these issues.

Often these issues need to be compiled into a report to be sent to the full time developers for them to take care of the next day.

Around 11pm we’ll leave the office, get back home, have some food, then it’s back on the computer to plan the training program for the next day for the freshers.

I finally get to switch the computer off between 1am and 3am.

So, hopefully now you realise that when I say I get up at 9am, it is a big deal!

I also want to point out to anyone that knows me personally, that even though I’m in India, I will be returning home just as white as I left London due to working every hour Muruga (he’s the local God in these parts) sends…and I will probably be returned as freight if Aravind’s mother has her way. Apparently there is a slight language barrier so that the words “no more food, I’m full” is translated into “please pile 4 more deep fat fried pancake type things on to my plate and please do take a seat and sit and watch expectantly while I eat”.

hmm. I love rants. Am I fishing for sympathy in this post?

…hell yeah! (I’m counting on you guys to provide it!)

Oh, in other news, here’s a picture of my freshers that I’m teaching.

They are all about my age, and university leavers.

* Having a giraffe is Cockney rhyming slang for having a laugh. giraffe / laugh. Gedit?