An Exact Formula For A Consistent $100/day Income in 2012

I wanted to make a really good post to start off the year, and make one that will be really helpful and detailed so that you can use it. What I’m going to explain in this post is an exact plan that you can follow in as little as 1 hour a day, that will give you everything you need to know to produce an income stream of $100/day. Now, how long that takes will depend, but if you follow these same simple steps everyday for X amount of time, eventually you can hit $50, $100, and $200+ a day in online income.

The main idea here is to provide a solid, step-by-step plan that you can follow for at least one hour everyday, no matter what else is going on or distracting you. For example, if you have 4 niche sites that you’re working on, but you’re never getting very much done on any given one, or if you’ve been spending time trying to make money with the Kindle store or some other method- you have at least one hour each day that you do that same basic but effective tasks over and over that will eventually turn into a nice income.

Okay, if you’ve read my blog much, you know that I think niche sites are the best way to get started, and this won’t be much different. But for this project, instead of choosing a small niche, you’re going to start a site in a big niche. Basically what you’re going to be starting is an affiliate blog. You can choose any topic, just pick a big, competitive niche such as health, fitness, relationships, dating, personal finance, etc… something like that where a lot of people are clearly spending a lot of money.

By the way, I used to recommend Bluehost because it’s what I used when I first started, but as my sites grew I came to a big realization that can save you a lot of time, energy, and frustration in the future. The problem with Bluehost, is that they only offer shared hosting… when one or many of your sites start getting a lot of traffic, you’ll get a nice little email from Bluehost that says they’re going to shut down your account, And, since they only offer shared hosting, you have to move the site(s) in question to another host and move up into at least a VPS server or higher. Transferring your sites, for which Bluehost doesn’t help you with the process of course, is a big pain.

So, having explained that, I now recommend that you just start off with Hostgator. Hostgator offers it all from A to Z, and when one of your sites needs a bigger hosting plan, you can just seamlessly upgrade your account within Hostgator without the hassle of moving complete sites to another host. So, if you don’t have hosting yet, start with a “baby package” from Hostgator- and even if you only have a few sites, I would make the move now rather than later when it would be more complicated.

Okay back to the plan, so you pick your blog’s topic, and you install WordPress just like normal. Use whatever theme you want, there are things about Profits Theme that make other tasks much easier and more effective, and that’s why I use it on all my sites but if you have your favorite theme than more power to you.

There are a few things that you need to do once, and then a few things that will make up the ongoing “process” that you will do over and over until the site is making as much as you want it to.

The Steps You Need to do Once:

  • Setup your hosting-Hostgator
  • Install WordPress and install a theme- I recommend Profits Theme
  • Get an autoresponder- I recommend Aweber
  • Create a valuable freebie
  • Setup at least 7 autoresponder emails provide great information and that recommend 2 different affiliate products

The Ongoing “Process” That You’ll Do Over and Over

These steps should be done in this order, and then repeated as soon as you complete them.

  • You write a blog post that is keyword optimized
  • (optional)- create a Youtube video for that blog post based on the same keywords, that you’ll come back and embed on your blog post
  • You do a Unique Article Wizard submission and 5 Build My Rank submissions for that blog post- if you only want to start off with one service, go with Build My Rank
  • 10 blog comments on other popular blogs in your niche
  • 10 forum comments in the most popular forums in your niche

So to clarify the process and give an example, let’s say that you’re going to follow this plan for exactly one hour each day. Let’s say that on day one, you spend your hour writing a blog post. On day 2, let’s say it takes you the full hour to do 5 Build My Rank entries- but that’s fine. On day 3, it takes you an hour to do the 10 blog comments and the 10 forum comments. So on day 4, you’ll spend the hour writing another blog post, and so on and so forth.

Now obviously, some people will be able to do more than other in an hour, or you might want to dedicate 2 or 3 hours a day to this process. But I’m telling you, this format will work if you will pound it out for at least one hour everyday, no matter what. You’ll be amazed at the progress you’ll make in 6 months doing exactly what I’ve outlined just one hour a day.

That’s IT! Don’t be fooled by the simplicity- this works, and it will work for a long time to come. Leave a comment, ask a question, and share/like this post please.

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33 Comments

  • Great post Nate, and I agree, this certainly is a valid plan if worked consistently every day. It’s quite impossible that it wouldn’t work, the way I see it.

    One thing though, you never did mention whether people implementing the method, link back to the blog, from their forum sig…or if they link directly to the squeeze page.

    Personally, I think I’d have the option for both…and be sure I’ve got a few different options in place for them to sign up for your freebie on the blog as well.

    Cheers..and hope you’ve been well:-)

    Davin

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 12, 2012

      What’s up Davin-

      Yeah you’re right, you can link to either one or both. I’ve usually linked back to my blogs from different forums and not just a squeeze page banking on the fact that the content is good enough they’ll subscribe.

  • brian

    Reply Reply January 11, 2012

    You think this would work even with broad keywords in huge makers. I’ve read buildmyrank the links drop off pretty quickly. Iguess you could just use divert for uaw and bmr if you didn’t want to pay the monthly fees.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 11, 2012

      Actually one part I didn’t explain clearly is to find keywords that are lower competition within those big niches such as long tail keywords. You wouldn’t want to go after keywords such as “weight loss” or “lose fat”.

      I’ve been testing BMR vs. UAW and I’m starting to think that BMR is a lot more effective. I still use and pay for both- but if you just chose one I’d go with BMR.

  • brian

    Reply Reply January 11, 2012

    That was fiverr not divert in the comment above. Stupid smart phone

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 11, 2012

      Yeah you could use fiverr gigs for sure instead of paying monthly- it just depends how many submissions you’d be doing monthly which was more cost effective.

  • John

    Reply Reply January 11, 2012

    So, how do you make the $100 a day, from 2 affiliate links in your autoresponder emails?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 12, 2012

      Thanks for pointing that out John- I didn’t really expound on that… There’s not a “best way” to monetize every site, but you can put banner ads to affiliate products on your sidebar below your opt-in form, you can put up Adsense ads, you can link to amazon products or other affiliate offers within your content, but the main thing you want is opt-ins- getting a sizeable list is money in the bank because you can promote many offers over time- you just don’t overdo it with the promotions obviously.

  • Bob

    Reply Reply January 11, 2012

    Nice post. It’s good to be reminded about simplicity and consistency.

    Are there no advertising offers on the site except the email address request?

    I keep reading great things about BMR but I thought it was really expensive. What does it cost u per link?

    Bob

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 12, 2012

      Bob- BMR is a fixed cost per month, it only costs more if you are outsourcing your submissions. I outsource most, but I’ll also sit down and mindlessly write them while watching a movie or TV as well.

  • Sheyi Shobayo

    Reply Reply January 11, 2012

    Nice write-up Nate. Hope you having a blast with your video niche tycoon sales?

    Sheyi

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 12, 2012

      Thanks for reading bud- Yeah the NVT example site is going well.

  • Chris Borg

    Reply Reply January 11, 2012

    Hi Nate. Just wanted to say I love reading your stuff because it is so down to earth and real….no fluff, no hype, no b.s…….you deserve to be on top of your game…in the meantime I will try and put this plan into action in 2012…hard for me to concentrate as I have a full time job that pays me well but I want some passive income and your the man to point me in that direction.
    Chris

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 12, 2012

      Thanks Chris- most people really do just caught up in every new technique that comes out but the fact is that this formula, which isn’t revolutionary, will work every time if the effort is put in consistently over time.

  • Mary Chicoine

    Reply Reply January 11, 2012

    Hi Nate –

    Just printed out this page to keep by my desk. It helps to have a framework to keep you on target step-by-step. I’m going to use this for my one and only site that is ranking but not converting. I’ve already done a new article and will be putting it on there shortly.

    Thanks, Mary C

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 12, 2012

      Thanks for reading Mary. The steps really are simple and just need to be done day in and day out. Good luck with everything.

  • art

    Reply Reply January 12, 2012

    Hi Nate,
    This looks great.
    I will keep you posted.
    Art

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 12, 2012

      Thanks for reading Art.

  • Kim

    Reply Reply January 12, 2012

    Nate, this is a great post. Thank you. I’ve been trying to distill a process for myself recently as I’m about to start building my second website (my first is many years of trial and error as a hobby, but now I want to get serious about building online businesses that earn income). I’ve made it much, much too complicated.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 12, 2012

      Kim you’re welcome. You’re right the process is simple but most of us have proven to ourselves that doing it day in and day out is really hard.

  • j_rogers927@hotmail.com

    Reply Reply January 13, 2012

    Nate,

    You have a really great way of simplifying these processes. Is there a way to tell if the sources that you try to build links from are follow or nofollow? And if they’re primarily nofollow, is it time to look elsewhere?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 13, 2012

      What’s Up Jay-
      Honestly I don’t even try to find out when it comes to blog commenting. I think of blog commenting as a traffic generation strategy, not so much a link builder. If you think of it that every blog comment will result in 1 visit a day, and you do 5-10 a day, that adds up fast if you consistently do it over the course of weeks or months. Some of those visitors will turn into subscribers, and some of the comments will be on dofollow blogs will give the added benefit of link juice.

      Most forum commments don’t provide any link juice so that’s strictly a traffic strategy usually.

  • art

    Reply Reply January 13, 2012

    when you say big niches..are your referring to “dog training” or “poodle training”sized niches?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 13, 2012

      Yes… or even bigger like fitness, money, relationships… for your individual posts you should look for low competition keywords on those topics, and as your blog grows you can go after bigger and bigger keywords.

  • Grant

    Reply Reply January 13, 2012

    Nice post Nate, I believe you’re right in what you’re saying but the secret is actually acting on it and not putting it off time and again. Thanks..Grant

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 18, 2012

      YW Grant- thanks for reading.

  • Cool blog post, like your style Nate… no fluff and just read your free reports… again no fluff and sound marketing advice. Will be checking back for sure!

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 18, 2012

      Thanks Alan, glad you liked them.

  • Bob

    Reply Reply January 18, 2012

    Heads Up on Build My Rank

    I just found out the following the hard way.

    1)BMR will not accept domains to link to unless the site has at least 3 content pages not including the usual admin ones.

    2)They reserve the right to reject any website for any reason.

    3)There are no money back guarantee or refunds of any kind if it turns out you cant use them because they dont like your sites or your sites or to small or whatever.

    I just found this out 3 hours after signing up before I made even one post. They have offered to pause my account but will not refund my money.

    The bottom line is sign up for the trial offer and USE it fast before giving them any money. Forget about 1 page test sites.

    • Bob

      Reply Reply January 18, 2012

      Just want to add that an email from BMR this morning clarified that for sites they consider “Made for AdSense” they are going to be requiring 5-6 content pages. I think the one page site no matter how long and good the content is dead.

  • Joe

    Reply Reply January 18, 2012

    Don’t most forums require you to have a certain amount of posts before you can post links?

    Sounds do-able though, bit of a gamble but only one hour a day.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply January 18, 2012

      Yeah it just depends on the forum. Yeah the idea is to spend at least one hour a day doing actual productive work that will add up over time. Most people spend day after day cruising forums and blogs constantly trying to decide what their plan is…

  • Michael

    Reply Reply March 8, 2013

    Is this post and the steps still valid for 2013?
    If not, can you post an updated $100/day income in 2013?

    Thanks

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