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16 Year Olds Jounrey To $70 with World of Warcraft Services/Items

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Ztak07, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Ztak07

    Ztak07 Regular Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I want to start this journey because I have been having trouble finding motivation to do anything. I feel like I am stuck in a rut and I really want to get out of it. I have been lazy, wasting time, and losing money that I could be earning. I want to document this for a couple of reasons. The first being that I want to keep myself motivated(hopefully you guys encourage me) and I also don't want to be someone who is known on these forums for failing a journey. The second reason is to help out some people who are struggling and are in the same place as me.


    So before we start I want to give out some background information on who I am and what my website does. I have been playing wow for almost 3 years now and making money off of it for about 2 years now. It started off as me trading accounts because I did not want to play them, to leveling for people, and eventually doing some character boosting. I often quit wow because I got burnt out and this is one of the reasons why I am writing this post right now. When I first started to offer my services I went all out and sold everything I had to jump into this new project. I knew nothing about web design, never even heard of SEO, or any of that other stuff. I somehow managed to scrape top 3 results over a couple months for my keyword and some rankings in lesser keywords as well. I had minor success with my boosting service but this was due to me losing interest as I had put so MUCH energy and time into and got almost no reward. This is where I made the mistake of stopping for almost 5 months and not touching the website. I lost 20-30 potential $200 dollar sales and my boosters got other gigs. I tried to resurrect it but again I half-assed it made almost no comeback except for ranking in page 3 for my new keyword. I now have some of my power levers back and they are interested in making money again.

    When I was gone and stopped working on my service not only did I lose customers but I lost some of my reputation. I already had a good reputation for account buying and selling but not for my new service. So now I have approximately a month until the new game comes out and I am excited to get my hands DIRTY with work to make this business successful. I know I am not aiming high because $70 a day is on average maybe 1-2 sales a day. I plan on doing this in a 3 stage plan which I will outline below. I have already done competitor research so I know what they rank for and have checked their backlinks so I know what I need to do to approximately beat them.

    I AM USING MY BARE HANDS FOR THIS:
    • NO SCRAPEBOX
    • NO SENUKEX
    • NO BMD
    • NO AMR
    • NO SPINNING
    • NO NOTHING!


    Phase 1(1 Week 8/24-9/1) Rebuilding, Awareness, and Hiring New Players: This will be the easiest phase because I already know my market and what they want. By rebuilding I am going to tear down my website and completely change how it looks, feels, and functions. I am going for more of an Ecommerce type of look instead of a Wordpress Blog and THEN my store. I will be using Magento for this(learning curve). I will also create an affiliate program where anyone can make money from referrals and they get paid when the service is COMPLETE(To stop charge backs, disputes). The affiliate system will create awareness because there will be a lot of people who want to make money and this in turn will generate traffic for me and further increase my SEO. The last thing I want to do is expan my services to EU. Currently I am only on US and still have a small pool of pro players at my disposal, I will give them incentive by offering affiliate links, free character transfer and other bonuses that companies give their employees.

    Recap:
    1. Create a new Ecommerce site with Magento(8/28)
    2. Install an Affiliate System. I will be using Post Affiliate Pro(8/28)
    3. Post my affiliate links on forums and get people to become affiliates.(8/29)
    4. Hire new pro players who want to make money(On going)
    5. Buy Ad space on Twitch.tv for top streamers and give them an affiliate link worth more $.(When site and affiliate system are implemented)
    6. On page SEO for all products.

    Phase 2 (1 Week for on page, on going for
    backlinking) Off Page SEO, Brand Building, Social Media: Ok now here is the part where a lot people start to freak out and I admit that I did too. Now I have a much better understanding of SEO and why my old sites were not ranking and what I need to do to get to the top of Google. I'm going to be doing a lot of the backlinking manually and blog commenting as well. I'm hoping that the affiliate link program I am doing is enough but I need a full proof method so I will do backlinking. I am in a micro-niche inside of WoW and most of the searches are less than 300+ monthly so it is vital to rank at the top to get the most amount of traffic. By brand building I want to start to build a relationship with my customer, when I first did this I was unorganized, not sincere, and I unreliable. I'm going to change this by being myself, following the methods that I set, and making sure that the process if quick and stands out from other. The SMM will be an on going process. I'm going to create some new Youtube Videos, and start being more active on Twitter and Facebook to engage my audience and potential customers. The other services doing this are all about $, and most of them aren't very active on Social Media.

    Recap:


    1. Start backlinking(creating blog posts, posting them on related forums.
    2. Start to interact with customers and visitors and have more than just services on my forums. Start list building here as well
    3. Being more active on Social Media like Twitter, and Facebook.
    4. Overall just getting the word out so my services are known and if someone asks "where can I buy xx?" then the thought is their friend will say "check out ztak07 he has some awesome stuff"

    Phase 3, Relationships with other websites: Everyones got to have some friends right? This is the part where I get partnerships with other sellers. In exchange for them linking to my site, I will link back to theirs and depedning on the sites traffic I might give them an affiliate link as well so that there is more incentive to link to me. This part is simple enough so I won't be recapping this.


    I will track each one of these DAILY:

    Facebook Likes:0(as of today)
    Twitter Followers:
    12 (as of today)
    Visitors Daily: 0
    (as of today)
    Cash Made: $0
    (as of today)


    DISCLAIMER:

    ****If anyone knows SEO/Web Design and wants to partner up then message me on Skype or PM. Skype user is megadethfanboy12, feel free to Skype me fore any questions
    . I will not give out my website, or any of my keywords. Please don't ask for step by step guide on how to to make money as there are hundreds(even for WOW). Use this thread as a discussion and anyone is free to post advice I would really love from experienced people*****



     
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  2. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Why can't you just simply run a gold farm if you wish to make money off of playing WoW?
     
  3. Ztak07

    Ztak07 Regular Member

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    I don't have money to spend on a crazy computer.
     
  4. SebastianG

    SebastianG Junior Member

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    I have a ridiculously crazy computer, what's a gold farm?
     
  5. Ztak07

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    Its is when you have 30-100 bots all of them botting and making gold. You can have 2-3 computers or as many as you like and max out as many copies of WOW as you can lol. Assuming you make 2k an hour per character and you have 30 characters you can make 1,440,000 Gold a day. Gold in WOW sells for at LEAST $.7 per 1k. So assuming you sell it for $1.00(normal price) that is $1440 a day. But you would need an awesome method to make 2k gold an hour, and you would need 30 bots running+ a computer that can handle 30 bots.
     
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  6. Ztak07

    Ztak07 Regular Member

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    Day 1:

    Today I got caught up a little with some IRL distractions. I managed to get the website setup with a new theme and I a m currently getting all the plugins in order. I still have to add the products and my content.
    After I do that I plan on optimizing my tags for each page.

    Plans for Tomorrow:

    • SEO and Title Tag optimizaton
    • Finish the navigation
    • Make sure there are no broken links.
     
  7. g33k0f9x

    g33k0f9x Regular Member

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    I feel like I might know you?
    Either way, I'm involved in the Wow niche, Skype me if you need any advice, hack0si
     
  8. Alexatech

    Alexatech Newbie

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    Good Luck! Sounds like a great plan. Are you also planning to promote some affiliate products through clickbank? I will be following.
     
  9. Sipher

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    With this you would need a huge initial investment.Say if you were to server farm ( Farm WoW Without Need of video) you could properly run 100's of account on one rig but would need the investment of buying a modded client. WoW Accounts $30 per account up to Cataclysm upgrade and then MoP Next month another $30 plus subscription. But with cataclysm upgrade you could simply bot the gold and sell for the upgrade.

    With 2k per hour farm it is possible ( I am doing it at the moment) if you have the right profession's ( Do a mix) although prices have plunged Pre-MoP But they should rise pretty soon.

    As for your WoW Services business try advertising for free on ownedcore/elitepvpers they have a wow section for buying and selling of powerleveling,gold ect.
    I am offering leveling,PvP,JP/VP tokens,Achievements,Profession leveling and Farming services on there atm and its been pretty good if you are fast at delivering the services and keeping your promises.

    Plus your going to need proper proxies mate. They are vital if you don't want to cause a banwave across the accounts you have been providing services on.
    Good luck with your journey mate :)
     
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  10. Ztak07

    Ztak07 Regular Member

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    Ok sorry for not updating for anyone following. I have not made any money in the last two days and im not planning on it for a while.

    Day 2:
    I managed to get the contact form for my shopping cart working and got the page navigation to work. In all honesty I did not do much on day 2.


    Day 3: Today(26) was a fantastic day for me! I got so much done and im really happy with the look of the website. Whay I did today was add faq, about us, and i added all my products from the other shopping cart I was using. I optimized all of my pages for their respective keywords!

    Plans for 8/27: I want to optimize all 70 or so of my products for their keywords and meta tags. For the next couple of days I will focus on this since it is super time consuming.
     
  11. Aegroeg

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    I love this idea. My ex tried it and got IP banned. And scammed...several times.


    Wish I was the one who took up playing WoW. None of that shit would have happened had it been in my hands.
     
  12. Ztak07

    Ztak07 Regular Member

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    Lol what a scrub. Whats a proxy???
     
  13. Sipher

    Sipher Newbie

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    A proxy is an IP which hides your real IP Address. Your going to need a Multiple proxy's if your starting a WoW Service business for the safety of your customers because blizzard will ban all accounts that have the same ip you have been offering services on if they detect suspicious activity so all of your customers would get a ban/suspension which would lead to negative feedback ect. like Aegroeg said about what happened her ex-boyfriend
     
  14. Ztak07

    Ztak07 Regular Member

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    Yeah I was being sarcastic haha
     
  15. tsmith2471

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    Can you make money selling World of Warcraft accounts or gold?
     
  16. rasmusk

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    Sorry there is no money to get playing World of Warcraft compared to the electricity bill and time spent. Unless you bot it, and still make no crap of money because WoW recently was hacked and billions of gold was added.

    GL though.