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$50/day With Custom Pinterest Automation

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by rovad, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. rovad

    rovad Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I'm a young dude from Europe. 24 y/o, I made some money online during all these years, but I never maintained a stable income for more than a few months. This is my attempt to change that, the journey logs will hopefully help a bit more with accountability, determination, patience, discipline and all that stuff...

    Anyway, started a couple months ago with Pinterest with the help of my good friends. 1 of them made a nice Pinterest iMacros script (follows, repins, likes, comments). Long story short, I got some accounts banned, some are still alive, made mistakes, a little wiser now, still a lot of learning ahead of me. I've started a long-term freelance project couple days ago, that will be my main source of income to spend on stuff like VPS, proxies or any other expense. It will also eat a lot of my free time, so I won't be able to dedicate as much time/energy/focus as I'd want to on this Pinterest project. Therefore the growth will probably be somewhat slower than I'd want it to be.

    GENERAL IDEA/GOAL:
    Build up dozens, hundreds of Pinterest accounts, have them pin my own stuff 24/7 on autopilot for me, make money with Adsense/Amazon/affiliate.

    CURRENT SETUP DETAILS:
    • Accounts: 10 accounts
    • Followers count: ~50k followers combined
    • Proxies: 10 dedicated private proxies - $20/month
    • VPS: No VPS yet, will buy asap to avoid destroying my laptop
    • Website: 1 food/recipes blog with ~1000 posts. Semi-unique & auto-generated, automation = custom-made. Content and information quality is something like 5/10. I link back to source (recipe) sites on each post. Overall site quality is very low atm.
    Method:
    First, I find a nice looking profile with 20+ boards. I clone it with iMacros script. After the script finishes cloning the profile, I search for some random female profile on Pinterest with decent follower count. I follow 500-1000 of her followers - this is done by another very simple iMacros script. From that I get 50-100 followbacks usually. After that, I follow my own followers' followers using a bit more complicated iMacros script. This results in 25-35% followback rate as of now.
    Once accounts hit 40k following, I start mass unfollowing by using, well, guess XD.
    I'm not trying to build niche specific accounts. I'm casting a wide net to see what works and what fits my current setup the most. However, I do plan on switching to niche accounts eventually, especially if I don't reach my short-term income goals.

    THINGS TO DO/FINISH BY THE END OF THIS WEEK (November 2nd 2014):

    • Buy VPS.
    • Spend some time on a website, make it look really good to avoid reports and bans from angry mamacitas.
    • I have a script that pins my own stuff. It requires some work to further minimize risks of bans.
    • I have to optimize the profile cloning script a bit cuz it can't fully clone huge boards and it doesn't skip group boards.

    END OF NOVEMBER/START OF DECEMBER GOALS:
    • 8k-10k followers on all 7 accounts I'm currently growing.
    • Things will move slowly at the beginning, but I hope I'll hit $2/day at least.
    • Create 1 more website in a different niche with ~1000 posts.
    • Improve my content automation method significantly, possibly even hire cheaper writers if the automation fails to produce good content.



    Current expenses: $20/month
    Current earnings: ~$1/month



    $50/day INCOME GOAL DEADLINE:
    April 2015
     
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  2. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    sounds good, wish you best of luck.
     
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  3. hajro

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    Nice journey, I know you will succeed in it. Will follow this as I am in similar boat like you (gaining followers to cash in later) :D
     
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    With 50k followers you should be hitting your goal day 1 bro. gl
     
  6. rovad

    rovad Junior Member

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    Maybe, but I don't wanna risk the assets for the quick cash any more. I'll rather build the income streams slowly over time. I mean, I'm sure I'll lose a few more accounts along the road, that's the nature of this business, but I don't wanna lose everything overnight.

     
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    looks interesting wish you best of luck.
     
  8. potatoboy

    potatoboy Newbie

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    Keep us posted!
     
  9. himanuzo

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    Your goal $50/day in 6 months. Keep updating this thread until you meet your goal. Good luck!
     
  10. LleixG

    LleixG Senior Member

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    Seems a nice journey, will be following it!
     
  11. SaltyButterfingers

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    That's a great choice, IMO.
    Not too often that you see that kind of forethought in this field.

    Btw, subscribed; hope it doesn't die like the hundreds of other journey threads before it!

    Best of luck, soldier! Play the game!
     
  12. rovad

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    It won't. I will update it periodically. If I manage to reach my income goal long before the final deadline, I'll start another journey with a title "$100/day with -insert something here-"

     
  13. rovad

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    Quick update

    -Uninstalled all video games from my laptop

    It's 4:45 AM here atm and I've finally decided I'm done with video games for now. I've been gaming for years, and too much. Even though I've only been spending 1-2 hours per day in the last 2 weeks playing a stupid Blizzard game called Hearthstone, I've noticed it's been affecting me much more than that. I would usually start a day with a few games there, and more often than not I would lose a lot. This would ruin my mood instantly and it took me 30-60 minutes to recover enough to be able to work, but being angry, annoyed and all that and not getting much done. Sometimes I even fired up YouTube to watch some funny Hearthstone clips to cheer me up a bit. That easily ate another 30-60 minutes. In the end I would spend several hours without much being done, if anything.

    Enough with that shit. No more slipping.

    I'm a bit sleepy now, so I will see if I can plop down a few more paragraphs for the freelance writing project before I get too tired.

    K. Done.
     
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  14. Chrishiella

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    Good luck buddy !
    subscribed.
    be careful for your automation system. since we know pinterest starts banning account.
     
  15. Paper-Boy

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    Once upon I had a gaming laptop and even though I uninstalled all my games, I still found myself reinstalling them again.

    So what I did was sold the laptop and used my other non-gaming laptop (low end) for IM.

    Exercising and eating healthy has also helped me decrease my mood swings.

    I wish you the best OP.
     
  16. Vic Sage

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    Sub'd...op seems motivated.
     
  17. lilmasta

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    50k followers is a good amount to start with good luck bro :)
     
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    GL, if you stay with it, you will make money this way.
     
  19. rovad

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    Interesting idea. I'm not entirely against doing this as I'm reading it now. And yes, I can see myself reinstalling all this shit after a few months - I got too attached to some of my highly leveled up virtual characters on certain games.

    I definitelly need this beast of a laptop I have atm because I have no other robust platform to test and run these iMacro scripts as that's the route I've decided to tread on for now.

    But in a month or 2? I'll consider it seriously. This laptop brought me more bad than good, definitely.

    Off to bed, need some rest...

     
  20. BigMoneyyy

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    Best of luck on your journey. Keep us updated.