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1500 Posts / How A Temp Ban Made Me $$$ In A Week / + Happy Birthday to Wiz!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Leith, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys, thought Il make a post as it's been a while since my last one. Just wanted to start of by saying Thank you, as I have reached 1500 posts. This is a great forum, and it has tons of great content which any "noob" can benefit from! Thanks!

    Also want to take the chance to say Happy Birthday to our friend WizGizmo! He has been a superb Moderator for this forum and he deserves a nice break and instead, go out and party! I hope you have a great day bro, and hope you have a blast!

    So, a week ago I got a temp ban for thread bumping. During that week, I was slightly bored to be honest. Of course, Id still go out with friends but there were days when I was just at home, with nothing to do. So I wanted to try make some money in a way which I have not tried before. So it was something new to me. I read on this forum, and a few others and I started! I actually enjoyed doing this and it also passed the time so that was good too.

    Something I wasn't good at was CPA. I hated it, and I had always put it as a last option. The last time I tried CPA, I failed. I didn't make as much as I wanted to and this ultimately lead to me giving up on CPA. However, like I always say - Never give up. This week, I had the chance to go back and attempt it again in a different way - so I did. Here is what I did. Credit goes to a friend of mine from another forum, and a few posts from this forum itself. I just read, read, read and then implemented it all.

    Step 1 - Choosing the right offer


    I chose of by picking an Email/Zip offer. These would work best. I also looked out for ones which were popular, which also had a high conversion rate.

    You should avoid picking the really obvious offers as they are just hard to compete with.

    Step 2 - Researching the keywords

    Once you have picked the offer, you would want to find out some other relevant keywords. I picked some which were not too competitive, and which were not too low.

    You should also check and analyse the different websites ranking for that keyword, and see if anyone of them are extremely hard to outrank in the long run.

    Step 3 - Designing the site or landing page

    I purchased a cheap domain from Namecheap and I ensured that my keyword was in the domain. This is pretty important.

    Im pretty good with Photoshop myself, so I made a quick landing page using other PSD files and templates I scraped online. If you aren't as good with photo editing, then go ahead and just use a template landing page or something like that. You could also get it designed if you have the cash.

    I then placed a few buttons, and also wrote some cool features and information about the product/offer. I won't disclose what offer I picked.

    Step 4 - Creating a video

    I then decided to create a video. Again, I was pretty good with video editing so I used After Effects + Premiere and some other minor tools to put together 2 different videos promoting that offer/product. This took me a good few hours but it was good fun.

    If you don't have these programs, you could always use iMovie (MAC USERS) or Movie Maker (WINDOWS USERS). They are really easy to create videos with and it takes a matter of minutes. They also have some pretty good effects too which you can use.

    I then exported my video to Youtube (manually - no bots). I uploaded both videos to 5 of my Youtube accounts, which resulted in 10 videos in total. I made sure that the description had the link to my landing page and that the title was appealing and simple.

    Step 5 - Getting the traffic

    This is probably the hardest bit and it took me a good few hours on this step. I started of by using Pinterest.

    Pinterest is a gold mine, if you can use it properly. I created a few pins and then added a bunch of repins to try and get the pin popular. I also had comments and likes done to the pins. The first day was pretty low but the traffic did come in later. I was now averaging about 50 or so unique views from Pinterest alone.

    I then decided to promote the pin further. I went over to Fiverr and bought retweet services and got 1000 retweets. This didn't help as much but it did help a little.

    If you read on below, Il teach you ways to promote with Youtube.

    Conclusion

    I ended up with a website which was receiving a good amount of conversions and views per day. I won't disclose how much I made but with the way things are going, I could easily be making $$$ per week.

    Promoting with Youtube:

    This is not something new, and many people know about this. I also promoted my website/landing page with Youtube and it turned out to be really good!

    You want to find popular, trending videos which are similar and relevant to your offer/product. Aim to pick about 5-10 videos or more. The more, the better.

    Once you are on the page, write your comment. Make sure its something along the lines of:

    "Great! I just got my free iPad at: (your website) It is easy and free!"

    Now comes the cool bit.. most people will write the comment and when it comes to writing their URL they always write (dot com). The simple truth is that people on Youtube are mostly lazy and if they cannot copy and paste an URL, then they simply won't care.

    I found a way where you can use the URL in the comment without Youtube removing it or blocking it.

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    Like you can see, after your URL make sure you don't put a space. Just carry on writing. This isn't the best, but it has a MUCH BIGGER conversion rate as people can easily copy and paste it without adding anything themselves.

    After you have written your comment, simply use your favourite tool to add more thumbs up and this will bring it to the top of the comments page, which gives it tons of exposure, and conversions.

    You can also promote your website by:

    a) Purchasing Youtube views to make your video popular
    b) Purchasing Targeted Traffic
    c) Spamming other forums
    d) Spamming chat boxes
    e) And so on

    The aim is to just promote your website. I highly recommend Youtube as the main source of traffic as there is a lot of potential there, especially with the way of writing your links in a comment!

    That's the end of the post guys. I just want to say again, thanks for the support all the way! Happy Birthday Wiz, have a great day!

    As you can see, a 1 week ban resulted in me making some decent money from something which I hate doing! So why don't you try? Who cares if you fail. Just try and try again!
     
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  2. Duffers5000

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    As always Leith good post....I really need to start doing some you tube and stop grinding out sites .
     
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  3. cooldude1234

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    Thanks a lot for sharing your method. I am going to take action and hopefully will make some money.

    Just one question: I am not good at designing landing pages. So, will this work if I buy a domain and forward it to the affiliate link? Or do you think landing page is better?

    Please do reply.

    Thanking you
     
  4. Leith

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    Hey Cooldude1234,

    I would strongly recommend a landing page instead of just forwarding it. I am sure there a few templates online you could use. You could also use a free website creator like Blogger and just use one of their templates. I haven't tried that but it could work. Only one way to find out ;)
     
  5. thetraveller

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    This line gets me confused since I and most of the guys reading the YT section knows no tool.

    Congrats on your success.
     
  6. Flinches101

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    He probably means to use a youtube service which thumbs up comments.
     
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  7. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, you could purchase thumbs up for really cheap or you could always do it manually. Depending on the video, even a few thumbs up could bring it to the top.
     
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    Really great come back bro after a temp ban wow you are great utilized your time to make $$ than doing other fun stuffs during temp ban this will inspire all of us here to utilize time properly.

    Thanks mate really loved this post.......
     
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    I wanted to start youtube marketing again , and you made me want to start it even more :)

    Thanks for making this forum a better place
     
  10. thetraveller

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    Nice.
     
  11. IMekYuLoff

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    very nice, good job. im going to look into this. traffic it enough and the money starts piling on.
     
  12. techcrunked

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    which tool do you use for things like thumbs up etc?

    you can see that almost every trending video's comments section is spammed to death with comments like these, some are even thumbs uped to be the top comments. do they use some commercial tool available or are they custom coded bots?
     
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  13. Leith

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    Yes, I use a custom made tool which I got made.
     
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  14. thetraveller

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    OK thanks OP.

    Now for noobs reading this thread who wants to make money, who's going the youtube traffic route - prepare to invest in a custom made comment rating bot so you can get traffic to your whatever offer you promote. Setting up landing pages will not get you money, traffic will. And with manual comment rating you'll not get pass 2-3 days (unless you know real big detection secrets).
     
  15. Leith

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    You don't NEED a custom made tool. It's only an option for others who want a faster route. You can still do it manually but it will be a bit harder. Or you can easily get 100 or so likes for an easy $5. It's really easy but if you have no money at all, it is very possible to do it manually should you choose to do that.
     
  16. Junkfood00

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    Nothing new but you made a success, good job.

    Now to the Youtube bit, this is a tough one. I used to rate my own comments and it takes forever, you spend hours thumbing them all of them. Even more, people can just rate it down and your comment vanishes. Outsourcing this may work but rating a few comments will cost you a bit. Not to mention the Youtube spam bot and video owners that might take away your comment.

    I looked for other video sites but most of the traffic is at YT. I found the best way to bring in visitors is to make a unique video, it's not worth it cloning someone else. I had a conversion rate of 40% while the traffic lasted. Also always have a relevant offer, my network redirects to another offer if country is not applicable and not one single conversion out of 500 clicks on those YOU HAVE WON $1M / GREEN CARD / GET VOUCHERS FILL OUT SURVEY offers.

    And for others, look out so you don't register a domain with a trademark. You'll get legal issues and you cannot sell it on Flippa.
     
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  17. Leith

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    Thanks for the kind words. If you guys ever need any support, feel free to add me on Skype. Chances are, if you PM me I will most likely ignore it as I get too many PM's and I can only reply to the most important ones (which are mostly related to my BSTs).
     
  18. thetraveller

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    Manual comment rating has gotten very hard these days, and these are the latest news about it:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-new-surprise-coming-our-way.html#post4414485

    And I still can't afford paying $4 for 30 thumbs up (actual market price) just to see that the comment is flagged as spam in a matter of seconds, whatever the comment I pay for.

    If you know a better way of manual comment rating then if you're kind maybe you can share it with us, if not, then you're one of the lucky people to have a custom (working) developed bot. I hope I will afford it soon too.
     
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    congrats wish u all the best.
     
  20. billy_the_k1d

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    What do you mean with step1? I'm a total noob earning around 2$/day with sharecash. Which PPD do you use?

    Thanks in advanced! :)