$0 to $10,000 in 12 months – An Interview With Lisa Parmley

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Lisa Parmley InterviewOver the past few months a number of our members in WordPress Goldmine have mentioned Lisa Parmley. Lisa wrote a course a few years ago called Inline SEO which is a guide to getting organic lisings and driving traffic to your sites.

Because of what the members said I asked Lisa if I could Interview her and she agreed. When I started to research Lisa for the interview I came across a series of reports she wrote about a project she undertook last year.

Last November she build 20 sites with the intention of promoting them all, she freely admits this was a mistake as she feels that concentrating on 3 or 4 sites would have been more sensible.

She eventually worked on 4 of these sites simply adding content and getting backlinks. Just over a year on these 4 sites are generating $10,000 a month through Adsense and CPA offers.  I really like people who practice what they preach, and Lisa is certainly one of those people.

Normally I would keep Interviews like this one within the forum however I really believe that this can help so many people achieve their goals that I am happy to make it publicly available.

If you only take one thing from this interview make sure it’s “stick to the simple things” and stick to what makes you money. (ok thats 2 !)

Here is the Interview,  this isn’t a pitch-fest, it’s just pure 100% 18 carat information.  Please leave your comments below as I really would like to know what you think.

If you enjoyed the Interview then you can get an hours free training from Lisa at Free SEO Training

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Grant

Hi Mark,

Is there anyway the interview can be downloded. Would love to listen to it on my way home from work.

Thanks
Grant

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Here you are grant….

http://dcxr7o8pdhhd.cloudfront.net/LisaParmleyInteview.mp3

Don’t tell any one!! 🙂

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Ed

Thanks Mark,

Good stuff …I have to agree with Lisa about running a forum!

All the best,
Ed

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Jim Hofman

I really enjoyed this interview and like Lisa’s approach to SEO. She is staying away from “bright shiny objects” and sticking with the fundamentals … article submissions, linking to internal pages, good content on her sites, and directory submissions. She was also not afraid to forge ahead with outsourcing and now is more in a project management mode vs. being a worker bee.

Great content! Thanks for sharing Mark.

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Mike

Hi Mark,

Some great info from Lisa – cheers

The thing I got from that was K.I.S.S. and also be consistant and methidical with what you are doing, my failing sometimes :o)

Thanks

Mike

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John McNally

Mark, I’m a reader so I would have prefered a transcript. Just a suggestion 😉 , other readers may feel the same.

I don’t watch videos and I didn’t listen to the interview, but I did get some benefit from your introduction.

It seems that Lisa succeeded once she focused her energies. I’m on a similar journey. Last year I tried to do too many things and none of them worked. 🙄

Now I’m just focused on blog traffic, and my visitors are increasing every day. 8)

John
Leamington spa, England

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Robert

Good interview. I purchased the In Line SEO course and I can tell you that it cleared up a lot of things for me. Lisa does a great job explaining things in a simple to understand way.

One question I have – out of 20 sites, she only had about 4 that produces the majority of the income. The question I have is would she had known about the 4 sites if she had not done the 20? In other words, if you are only going to do 4 sites, what are the chances that those sites are going to be money makers?

It seems to me that you have to throw a lot of balls in the air to find out what works. Opinion?

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Robert, the thing about the 4 sites is that those were the first ones she concentrated on, my personal view is that any of the 20 she worked on would have been successful to one degree or another.

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A Fan

Hi Mark

Thanks so much for allowing all to here this. You and Lisa are soooo right to keep things simple. Why don’t we knuckle down and stop trying all the fancy new tricks and tools!!

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Maria Luna

Nice contet, I read on her network last april and regret very much not followed her. Instead I got distracted with short term approaches, lost time and money!!
My goal for 2011: Follow her!!

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Dixie Blakely

I have listened to this twice, and the advice she gives is very enlightening, great idea Mark! I am trying to use article submitter but it is so much hard work, to set up 500 directories manually, but now after listening to this, I plan on starting over with that free submitter.
Going to listen to this daily, I am going to follow Lisa, keeping it simple works better for me,

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Dixie Blakely

I hit the wrong button, my last comment was works better for me, as I am a newbie and the technical part is very hard for me even in WP! Will be seeing you Lisa! 🙂

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AlexCH

This is so cool, thanks very much.

I have read her blog too….I mean Adsense…?

Relly, I never thought that Adsense is that profitable if used wisely. Just wondering, where is she placing Adsense ads on the page?

Cheers
Alex

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Alex,

A lot of the members In wordpress goldmine use adsense as one of the main sources of monetization, there are some niches can generate over $400 per 1000 visitors, others are much less. The best place it a large unit before the post, there are several heat map research documents about that show you where people look.

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EdK

I have a couple of blogs I’ve relegated to ‘a sideline interest’. They’ll be a more mainline interest now. I’ll mention as well an idea I had which could be considered a “twist” on her “selection system” in terms of which blogs to concentrate on. I’d thought to throw up ten more blogs and observe which two, somehow ‘naturally’ did better than the others. And concentrate on those two, neglecting the others. She’s got me fired up (as I’m enthused on another couple of projects). Concentrating on 3 is acceptable to me. Possible just one more and call it that. Ramp these Up Up Up! Thanks for this Mark

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Mark

To be honest Mike, I can’t remember if it is or not…damn i am bad at this IM stuff 🙂

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Joe Stewart

I’m beginning to see that Lisa is the real deal. Actually, I’m picking up her course tomorrow. There’s a lot of what she says that just makes sense and a lot of it’s really basic stuff if you think about it.

Build a handful of sites and get them ranking well before you move on? That’s not rocket science, but somehow it tends to escape even those of us that have been around for awhile. Dr. Andy Williams just posted this advice to one of his subscribers in his recent newsletter. He asked “why would you move on to another site until you have those pages ranked in the Top-5 of page one?” Something like that anyway.

Also, I heard Daniel Turner (of PLRPro fame) give similar advice to someone a few months ago. She was overwhelmed with too many sites and he told her he’d help her, but she had to agree to drop everything else and only focus on 3-4 sites, I can’t remember which, for 90 days.

I think I’ve just reached the point where I don’t mind doing keyword research and building sites, but I despise getting backlinks and burn out quickly these days when writing articles. Time to outsource more, eh? 🙂

Joe

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Joe Stewart

A bit of advice on Adsense. Take screen shots or copy the text ads on your main pages for 2-3 weeks to see what’s showing up consistently.

Watch for the same ads showing over and over and then visit their site to see if they offer an affiliate program. If they do, join it. Note: most saavy marketers don’t keep paying for advertising unless they’re making money. The fact that these ads are still showing up after 2-3 weeks means that there’s a great chance they’re converting.

You can then split test your offers between Adsense and the affiliate programs to see which is earning more. Use a WordPress plugin like Max Banner Ads and it’s a real easy setup. You can also test CPA offers, etc.

HTH

Joe

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Ed Kangai

I bought Lisa’s course and got interested in another she recommended by a guy called Cory Bergaron, some such name. I’m wondering if anyone has had experience of this (pricey!) course.

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Zach

Where can I get good outsourcing? I’ve done my research for several niche sites but now need someone to add the articles to WordPress (and structure a theme) & upload them for me. Any recommendations on where to find someone who can do this part for me?

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You could try either fiverr or odesk.

If you need someone to write them as well there are lots of options, I would recommend http://articleandcontentsolutions.com (it’s my wife but i trained her well 🙂 )

If you are a member of wordpress goldmine we have lots of members who offer services like this at great rates

Hope that helps

mark

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Jeff the Entrepreneur

Mark,

Thank you for bringing Lisa to our doors.
Such kind people are inspiring… really inspiring…not to mention the learnings we can get.
Jeff the Entrepreneur recently posted..How to Make Your Small Business Really Stand OutMy Profile

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