Authority Website Income

Build a Six Figure Website Challenge – Announced

Today I have an exciting announcement!

But first a little history…

This website was started on the exact same day as the (My Case Study Website URL is Now Hidden) website and was created to document the creation of that Authority Site. That was Sep 2012 and my motivations remain the same…

  1. I know that by putting myself out here I will hold myself accountable to my goal of generating $15k/month in reliable income by the time I am 35!
  2. I  want to show other people who have large time commitments (father, full time job) that it is possible to make money online at the same time

From first ever post on AuthorityWebsiteIncome (Here)

To that end my big new project is…

I will build a six figure authority site in 2015 and more importantly for you I am looking to share this journey with 5-10 HIGHLY motivated/dedicated individuals looking to build six figure websites for themselves in 2015!

Apply Here

Accepting applications until Wed Dec 17 at 5pm EST!

Again this is 100% Free(except for your sweat)


Who Does this Apply To?

Anyone is welcome to apply but there are a few requirements…

  1. Willing to invest 4-16hrs/day over the next 30 days to get things moving
  2. Willing to invest 2hr/day/every-day + hire writers on an ongoing basis through 2015
  3. Willing to invest $1,000 – $5,000 into the site (this money does not go to me it goes to writers, VA’s and other services you hire directly)
  4. Some experience required but looking for people from all different backgrounds
  5. Have a GMail account and willing to use Google Docs and hangouts
  6. Willing to write and share your experiences, learnings and tips once per month with the AuthorityWebsiteIncome audience in a 1,000(word min) post including a picture in your bio
  7. Most Importantly – Ambitious, Hard Working and committed to this project and making 2015 a game changer of a year!

Apply Here

Accepting applications until Wed Dec 17 at 5pm EST!

Again this is 100% Free(except for your sweat)


What are We Going to Be Building?

Put simply – the goal is for each of us to build our own 6 figure website by the end of 2015!

A 5k/month net income website!

We are each (including myself) going to be building an authority site similar to (My Case Study Website URL is Now Hidden) but in different highly competitive niches with the aim of building it up to a 6 figure asset by the end of 2015…

  • $1,000/month (minimum success) = $20k asset
  • $5,000/month (THE GOAL) = $100,000 asset

Niche Selection – I have enough to choose from but if you bring another one to the table we can review it and see if it would be a fit. The key is that each niche will be highly highly competitive and the sites although general will focus on solving a central problem.


Where and When Will We Meet/Work?

This is a full year commitment with an initial sprint for 1 month to get the sites fully set up.

All meetings will be in a Google Hangout and will maintain a strict 1hr timeline.

At the start a detailed “attack plan” will be shared (including ALL my sites details and SOP’s)

Initial Phase (21 days):

Times will vary but over the next 21 days it will either be 2pm or 9pm daily meeting for 1hr (EST). We won’t meet on Holidays.

Ongoing (12 months in 2015):

After the initial phase we will pick 1 day a week to meet daily and help steward each other to build our assets.

There will be times I will not be able to make it to the meeting depending on my day job schedule and family situation (wife is VERY pregnant) but as a group all problems should be able to be solved.


Why Am I Doing This?

This is a great fit for a lot of reasons…

  1. There are few things more effective than a group of motivated/talented people pushing each other towards the same goal! It is fun to be a part of and I am looking forward to it!
  2. My goal is to build to $15k in reliable online income. The addition of a site contributing $5k to the bottom line by the end of 2015 will push me over the top of that goal.
  3. Showing other busy people that this is possible is very important to me. I have a 1.5year old, 1 on the way and a very demanding day job…proving this is possible with all the above going on is important to me.
  4. Building a site is not all about writing good content and waiting for Google to find you. I want to show what tactics can still be effective.
  5. I am only 1 voice and I am well aware my take on things is sometimes not normal so having other people share their views and tips will help even more people.


How Are We Going to Build a Six Figure Website in 2015?

We are going to follow a similar model to the one I followed first in 2012 and several times since but add in many tweaks mainly the scale we are going to be executing on!

  • Focus content creation on solving problems not on keywords
  • Content will go beyond just words and include video, infographics, images
  • Target HIGHLY competitive niches with lucrative monetization options
  • Get a LOT of content created, post daily
  • Promote site with outreach including relevant, value added blog commenting and relevant, quality guest posts
  • Promote site with the creation of EPIC posts and outreach asking for links after the post
  • Promote with other strategies as applicable (social, answer sites, relevant directories etc)
  • Promote site with a measured amount of relevant grey hat tactics including 5 site exclusive PBNs to the money site and select 301 redirects

If you are a fan of the tactics shared at the following sites,,, and this challenge will be in line with strategies you are familiar with.

A detailed document will be shared with the group showing exactly how I am going about each step and we will meet daily for the first 21 days to review the steps and answer any questions.

There is no magic in how we will be doing it….just relentless, prolonged execution of a VERY solid plan!

build a six figure website

We will all be there to support one another and make sure no one fails! There are few things more effective than a group of motivated/talented people working towards the same goal! It is fun to be a part of and I am looking forward to it!


Apply Here

Accepting applications until Wed Dec 17 at 5pm EST!

Again this is 100% Free(except for your sweat)



  • Do I need to buy any of your services? No, I will be using my services (domain finding, PBN building and LightningRank) for the challenge but you do not need to as long as you find a suitable alternative.
  • Do I need to share my URL? Only if you want to. You need to share as much information as you are comfortable with in your monthly post on AuthorityWebsiteIncome. The goal s
  • Is the work mandatory? YES – Failure to complete 3 days of work over the 21 days (not counting holidays) will result in you being replaced in the group. Tough but the group will be best with only incredibly dedicated people in it!
  • Do I need to produce a monthly article for AuthorityWebsiteIncome? Yes, this is the only request I have to this group and believe it will be the best way to have the biggest impact
  • Can I use a website I just started? No, the goal is for us all to start from scratch
  • Will this be a lot of work? Yes.
  • Can I do it and not have it cost me anything? No, this will not be possible as a minimum you will be needing at least $1,000 to pay contractors for content etc.

About the Author Jon

I am a 33 year old husband, father of 3, engineer and a huge fan of developing systems to build useful and profitable websites. The reason I build online businesses is to provide financial independence for my family and yours AND so I can spend time outside skiing and biking with my family.
Jon Gillham, Online Entrepreneur

Leave a Comment:

John Shea says December 16, 2014

This looks like an awesome opportunity Jon, I’d apply but I’ve committed myself to starting this web agency for at least 3 months. I’m almost wondering if I could use my existing project to join you for motivation and to keep myself motivated.

I started less than a month ago and I’m already over the $1000 mark, excited to see where I can take it by the end of 2015!

Ruan says December 16, 2014

Pick me, pick me!! 😀

Yisroel Reiss says December 16, 2014

Hi, Jon.

Nice to see this new post and you back in action. This looks exciting.

I don’t know if this was your intention, but it would really cool to share the 1-hr sessions you have with the group with your loyal readers (i.e., me and anyone who reads your blog posts). It would be nice to follow along, etc.



Dominic Wells says December 16, 2014

Applied! Amazing opportunity Jon.

Sandy says December 16, 2014

Just send you an email!

Rus says December 16, 2014

I applied. I want in!

Anisul says December 16, 2014

Looks like a great opportunity Jon! Applied already 🙂

Steve Lewis says December 16, 2014

Jon, I have applied for the challenge and I am so excited about the prospect.

Best regards,
Steve Lewis

Andrew says December 16, 2014

Jon, I think this is an amazing opportunity and just what I was looking for. I have applied and hopefully we will be talking soon.

This could drastically improve a person’s life an financial situation. Opening up a whole new realm of possibilities.


Akbar Sheikh says December 16, 2014

Hi Jon,

I have applied for the challenge. Keeping my fingers crossed. Really looking forward to this awesome opportunity.


Madeleine says December 16, 2014

App Submitted – Very Exciting Challenge – Looking forward to being on the team!

Joe Magana says December 16, 2014

Jon, This is an amazing project.. I think it would be better if you started the meetings along with the year, there’s people like me who travels on holidays and this makes it very hard to make a commitment to be on the meetings this month… however i wish you and the team best of lucks!

Adam says December 16, 2014

I have just applied, and I hope that you will seriously consider my application. I really enjoy this blog, and respect you as authority in this field. I want to learn from the best, and I am willing to work my ass off to be successful. I hope that we will be working together soon.

Daniel says December 16, 2014

Applied Jon, thanks for this opportunity!

Sonny says December 16, 2014

I just sent my application in and can’t wait to find out what happens. Good luck everyone!

Jerry says December 16, 2014

Jon, thanks for putting this together! With the right group of committed people helping one another, what more could a person ask for.


Ian says December 16, 2014

Man, this looks incredible!

I hope you document this well, I am looking to get into this process in the next few months. I have been a fan of the site since way back, and I know you are all about epic s***.

This will be awesome

Nicole says December 16, 2014

Just applied. A very exciting opportunity.

Rene says December 16, 2014

WOW! This is the opportunity i was looking for!

I wish to be part of this incredible journey.

Choose me with confidence.


Rob says December 16, 2014

I just submitted my application Jon. My cell number is included in the app if you want to chat. Thanks!

Mark Tune says December 16, 2014

Just applied. Looks like there are plenty of action takers!! Thanks Jon for taking the lead on such a great Challenge.

Alistair Cochrane says December 16, 2014

This sounds great and I have a project in mind but I think the meetings would be too late for me.
21:00 is 02:00 in Scotland )

Good luck everyone involved )

Josh Escusa says December 16, 2014

Applied 🙂 I’ve got extra time and I would love to help bring success to this team. In 2014 I did the niche site challenge with Tung which resulted in a pretty successful site. I’m planning an epic year for 2015.

Phil says December 16, 2014

Hi Jon,
Applikation was a nobrainer for me so I did it. Although I really hope to get in it would of course be a pleasure to See how others are making their way through the next year.

jeff says December 16, 2014

Hey Jon
This looks great, and I’d love to be a part of it. I’ve already set myself up to break multiple records for 2015, and I’m hoping that this case study will take me above 100k for the year. Looking forward to helping the group out any way that I can if picked.


Ryan says December 16, 2014

Just applied as well. LOVE seeing all the people this resonates with. Means you’re reaching a motivated group of people with your blog.

Thanks for putting this together Jon!

Michelle says December 16, 2014

Looks like a great challenge, and one I’d love to participate in – applied!

Nick says December 16, 2014

Yes, I am up for it!

Dan says December 16, 2014

Jon, would love to join in, if only the challenge started from Jan. Already made travel plans for a short vacation with my family for Christmas and New Year. I bet if you move the timeline by 3 weeks you will get a ton more interested candidates, like myself 😉

Marissa says December 16, 2014

I just sent my application…hoping to be picked. 🙂

Tracy says December 16, 2014

Great. I am so excited.! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity Jon. I’m typing up my application right now. I hope to work with you soon!

Ryan @ says December 16, 2014

Way to take massive action and help lots of people Jon. Looking forward to following yours and your students success.

Bruno says December 16, 2014

*Challenge accepted* Looking forward to work together and meet a nice bunch of people with all the same goal! 🙂

Fred C says December 16, 2014

Sounds like an incredible opportunity. Looking forward to making 2015 the most amazing year of my life.

Duane says December 16, 2014

Hi Jon

I’ve sent in an application, I look forward to hearing from you.

Wajid Kagzi says December 16, 2014

Applied. I am looking forward to the team of people I will be working with going into the new year. Financial freedom is the goal!!!

Mark Jenner says December 16, 2014

Hungry, hopeful, full of anticipation, willing…and applied 😉

Linh Le says December 16, 2014

I just applied. pick me, Jon

neale says December 16, 2014

Wow you are setting the bar high on this one, good luck will be an interesting read through 2015.
Reading through this post one thing really jumped out
“Focus content creation on solving problems not on keywords”
This is a very interesting statement and a nice shift from old mentalities, good luck!

Scott Allen says December 16, 2014

Application sent. This will be an interesting project .. can’t wait to get started!

Ryan MacLaughlan says December 16, 2014

I applied. Very exciting opportunity.

DK says December 16, 2014

Hi Jon,
I have just applied. Thanks for offering this opportunity.

John says December 16, 2014

Just applied. Looking forward to the the challenge whether or not I am in the group. Have a great day everyone.

Aj | Higgs Byteon says December 16, 2014

The unknown entity here …
Happy that you are back , excited to learn about the challenge, thoughtful while writing my application, tensed to know about the results..supercharged to be a part of this.

Stuart Walker says December 16, 2014

John, this is insane! What an offer for someone looking to get into the business and needing guidance and you’re right the group aspect will motivate you all to succeed.

Good luck with this, I will be following. Shared!

md saber ali says December 16, 2014

I am eagerly waiting for the project to start….. count me in

Matt Ryan says December 16, 2014

Hi Jon,
Just applied. Looks like a great opportunity.

Jonathan says December 16, 2014

Applied 😉 Thanks!

Theodore Nwangene says December 17, 2014

Hello Jon,
Thanks for this wonderful and one of a kind idea, it shows how willing you are to help others and God will surely reward you for that.

This is to let you know that I’m very interested on the project and have already applied. Waiting for your response.

Thanks a lot

john says December 17, 2014

If you commit a full year to this program, you’d have to be born again stupid and/or extremely unlucky not to make the target $$$. and i’d say the target is conservative.
that being said, i’m not born again stupid or extremely unlucky so i want in!
i’d be stupid not to apply and we already established that i’m not stupid…
pick me! pick me! I’ll write you a 5000 word ebook twice a month if that’s what it takes….

Shane says December 17, 2014

Hi Jon,
Just put my application in and hope to hear from you.

Raweewan says December 17, 2014

Hey Jon, this is great opportunity and also inspired me to do the big niche website. I have planned to do this and I do want to apply to this case study. But I’ll be out of town during next 2 weeks. So I think it would be better to follow along this case and do my project as your group is going to do. Success with everyone, who apply to this project. 🙂

Daniel says December 17, 2014

Great project and I’d love to participate! I’ve applied, but even if I’m not picked, I’ll be starting a new site and following along. That said…pick me!

Elman says December 17, 2014

application is sent. good work.

Pete Webb says December 17, 2014

Jon, I have applied and look forward to a very fruitful and rewarding 2015.

Pete Webb from Belgium

Aj says December 17, 2014

Jon, I have applied and really charged up to get started. and make 2015 a game changing year for me.
Just curious – I have posted a comment prior to this, which I think have not been approved …btw I am monitoring this page every 2 hours to check for any updates.

Ajay Y from India

Mike says December 17, 2014

Applied. I’ve been building up to do this at the start of the year anyways, I would much rather do this with a team rather than alone.

Eklavya says December 17, 2014

I have applied too. It will be very interesting I suppose.

Joanne says December 17, 2014

Hey Jon,
I like your approach and I think you are the first person to honestly say how much of an investment an opportunity like this is going to be. I would be thrilled if you chose me for your group.

Thank you for your consideration.

Jason says December 17, 2014

I’m in Jon, can’t wait

Namta says December 17, 2014

Hi Jon,

Here is an idea, what about publishing your exact daily or weekly list of tasks (obviously no need to reveal keywords and stuff like that) but a detailed plan showing:
-the daily or weekly tasks and goals
-how and what tools to be used to accomplish those

After all this is a project that requires clear milestones and goals to be successful.
I think if you guys can do that many here can actually tag along doing it on their own.

Since not all of us can join or will be picked, this would be a tremendous way for us to tag along using the exact same plan and see what results we can get.

That would be the best “case study” possible.

Celine Halpin says December 17, 2014

I just applied. It’s going to be a very interesting case study to follow. I shall be glued to it whether I get picked or not!

Bryan says December 17, 2014

I applied – thanks for the awesome opportunity!

David Goecke says December 17, 2014

Hi Jon,

I have been following your blog for a while now and reading this post could not have come at the perfect time. I have been thinking about working on a new website project for 2015! What better way to motivate others than to collaborate with other like-minded individuals along with your mentorship! Just sent you an email application with a special bonus inside and a little twist! Hope you enjoy! Looking forward to working with you this next year!

David Goecke

Sondra Kinder says December 17, 2014

Jon, I’ve applied! What a fantastic opportunity! Truly looking forward to hearing from you.


Aj says December 17, 2014

Alright just 4 hours more to go… Approximately 60 applicants till now at 1:6 ratio….
Its exciting already..

Tom says December 17, 2014

Challenge ACCEPTED! What an amazing and exciting project! Thank you for the opportunity.

Hatescheese says December 17, 2014

All your spots are belong to me

Dan says December 17, 2014

Email sent. I hope that I converted EST time correctly and I didn’t miss the deadline 🙂

Kristof says December 17, 2014

Thank you for the great opportunity! I have just send my application. Thx Jon!

Rene says December 17, 2014

There is a lot of people showing interest, it shows how great your idea was.

Keep your goodwork, but most importantly, helping others.


Jason says December 18, 2014

Hi Jon, fingers crossed I get picked !
Can’t wait to get started.

Jamie says December 18, 2014

Hey Jon, thanks for the opportunity. I applyed! =)

Mike says December 18, 2014

This is going to be a hell of a year! thx for putting this together Jon!

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