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16 Year old Story to $10,000+ / Month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by CarterMichael, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. CarterMichael

    CarterMichael Newbie

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    My name is Carter, I am 16 years old, and two years ago I was on this same site looking for ways to make just $25 / day. This is my story on how I now make $10,000+ / month through Social Media advertising.

    First off, I would like to say I am not going to help anyone get into this game, just a story to help motivate those who were like.

    It started about 10 months ago when I made my first Twitter account. I wanted to create an account that would get thousands of followers in hopes of making money off of it in the future. I started with a small parody account following people hoping they would follow back. A few months later I had about a total of 50,000 followers. I wasn't like most people on Twitter, people just starting out were lucky to get to 10,000 followers at that point the way I was doing it. I wasn't focused on spamming retweets and follows to get as many followers as possible. I wanted engagement. After 10 months of dedicated work and commitment on Twitter I have around 1,100,000 followers across about 7 accounts. I look back at people I knew when I first started and they barely have 100,000 because of the little effort they put in, and the time they lost. With my followers I push 1-3 ads per day and cross promote those ads with other accounts and that ad is seen by around 15-20m followers per day. Not 15-20m people because most followers are not active. When I started as I said I went for engagement, and that is what made me successful. People with the same number of followers as me make 10% of what I make because I have the highest engagement of followers. This is how it works...

    I tweet an ad with a link redirecting to my website (website is monetized with ads). The website will be a gallery of 10 pictures, example: Top 10 richest celebrities. This will get me 3-7 pageviews per visitor on average. I will drive about 30,000 visitors/clicks on the ads in total per day. Making for 100,000+ page views per day on my site. My adsense account averages about $3.30 RPM (Price per 1,000 page views). Averaging about $350 per day, $10,000 per month.

    All of these are just estimates, my best day on adsense was $1,500.

    This is March 2014 so far, and clicks from my link shortener
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  2. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    First post. It says enough.
     
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    nice job man, I always wonder what a 16 year old does with all that money.

    You drive a nice car, live in a nice house? What do you buy lol?
     
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    Dude thats not the way to go for your first post.
     
  5. CarterMichael

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    I haven't spent more than $2,000 of it.

    lietuvis002: If you don't believe me go on sk
     
  6. CarterMichael

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    Okay, this isn't my first post, I had an account 2 years ago and someone explain to me why this is a bad way to go on my first post?
     
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    hahahahaha you better didnt tell us you had another account. I can pretty smell Veyron.
     
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  8. emilia_f33

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    Congratulations on your success Carter!
    One question about the celebrity pictures though. Since Adsensense will ban your account if you use copyrighted pics straight from for example Google search, where do you get your photos from to make it legit? Do you buy stock photo? or is there a cheaper way?
     
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    16 old years.... make $10,000/mo...
     
  10. CarterMichael

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    emilia_f33: Gettyimages is a site that has loads of them we use. The others we need permission and source credited on site.
     
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    Did you use any tools to get your more followers? If so, care to give any examples?
     
  12. CarterMichael

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    I didn't use bots/mass following tools. I just built up into the thousands of followers and cross promoted my accounts with others by retweeting each others tweets. I didn't start posting ads until I was over 4 months into this.
     
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    Nice job man. That's what I was making at 16 and that was 14 years ago. It's more than I make now lol. Fuck the haters though, those numbers really check out just fine. What you're doing isn't remotely blackhat either, it's just a great balance of creativity and social media management.

    Keep it up. Just in my personal opinion this isn't a route to owning a media empire (it could be, who knows what skills you have waiting to come out), but just by being able to play it like that you should be able to get any top marketing job and get a salary as high as you're making now or higher. I'd go try to do some consulting ASAP too. I mean do finish school, but if you get a consulting gig for a reasonable rate you can hone your skills outside the narrow space you're in right now. Obviously this model won't last forever, but having done this you can write your own ticket to a $100k job whenever you decide to set out, get equity in a good company, etc.
     
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    If this is true congrats.
     
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    Careful about people on here. If you did that you're way above this forum and you don't want anything to do with what anybody is gonna offer you. I'm sure you know that already but if you don't you can just start considering this place a kindergarten.
     
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  16. CarterMichael

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    Yea I already know the limitation on this method. I will ride it out for as long as possible, and once it starts to die out I will milk the money out of it. Reason behind that I haven't spent much of anything I made. This will last another year at most. Already working on separate methods of money making with friends
     
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    Amazing story -- Wish you luck for your future.. You're a rookie
     
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    Either you are trolling or you don't know basic stuff :p

    1st: You say you make $10k per month...
    2nd: You say you average $350 per day
    3rd: You say you earn $10k a week when you first said you were earning $10k/month
    4th: $350/day is not $10k/week, it's $2450 per week

    There's something fishy here....
     
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    It´s perfectly possible guys, i have a similiar story :)

    I also came to this website 2 months ago without any knowledge on IM, i learned a lot and now i make 30k a month, for real, and i just had to sell my right kidney, it´s amazing and my life changed completly, mainly due to the dialysis but the money helped a lot too, and like the OP i spent just a small portion of it, I bought a mini Veyron to play with...
     
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  20. CarterMichael

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    The week part was a typo*, I posted an image of my March 2014 earnings.