Authority Site System 3
A HUGE Challenge For BeginnersBuilding a successful authority site requires you to get good at many skills such as…
If you choose the wrong market, your site will be guaranteed to fail. This first stage is the single most important part of any authority site, and the one that most people get wrong.
Picking the right tool is just the first step. How to use it effectively to uncover the right kinds of keywords to build a profitable site is a whole other challenge.
Tech Site Setup
There are millions of tools, plugins and themes nowadays. With so many to choose from, it’s difficult to choose the right one. Slow, clunky and out of date technology will kill your rankings.
Design & Branding
Getting hung up on your fonts? Not keen on your color scheme? What should be a quick decision can slow you down. The worst part? Designing a great looking site is easier than you think.
It’s not as easy as just writing about a topic. Your content needs to appeal to both readers AND Google. Most people waste a huge amount of time writing content destined to fail.
Your site won’t rank without links. It’s no secret, link building is hard. Scaling true white hat link building is even more difficult. There are severe penalties for doing it wrong.
Hiring & Outsourcing
You don’t want to be doing all the work yourself forever. Hiring the right people online is tricky. Outsourcing, if done incorrectly, can be a costly mistake for any authority site.
This is why you’re doing this in the first place, right? To make money. We’re always amazed by how many authority sites neglect proven monetization strategies which are easy to implement.
Analytics & Tracking
You need to set up the right tracking tools to keep tabs on the growth of your business and understand which areas need your focus & attention. Can you say “technical nightmare?”
At Authority Hacker, we like to put our money where our mouth is.
We have built several high authority sites in the past that have done great and I could spend the next 500 words bragging about it but how would that help you?
No, we decided to put ourselves in the shoes of our followers.
People starting from scratch with no staff, no site, no brand and trying to make it in the wild west that is the internet today.
So at the end of 2018, following the first-ever reveal of our method, we decided to start a brand new site from a $10 domain that would follow our own advice to the letter.
We were essentially starting a new brand alongside the first ever Authority Hacker customers to see what they saw, feel what they felt, and understand what we maybe did not understand at the time.
This was the only way to be sure we were not washed out and full of sh*t like most of the industry is (it’s really important for us).
And most importantly, it was the only way to see if YOU can actually build a 6 – 7 figure business using the same tactics we have used to make many other sites successful.
So we went ahead and grinded that domain working on all the points mentioned above.
Market research , keyword research, site setup, branding, building a content team, building links to the content and monetizing the traffic that was quickly growing.
It took several months of hard work and it wasn’t easy every day.
But well, it looks like we still got it in 2021, because only a short year after buying that $10 domain, not only did the site already generate 6 figure in revenue.
But we also sold it for another very comfortable 6 figure amount (unfortunately, I can’t legally disclose the exact amount.)
Alongside this internal case study, we frantically took notes and updated our SOP’s and processes with small details we had missed, new tactics we found out and a large number of optimizations to the existing process and even scrapped complete sections and redid them from scratch.
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