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A leap of faith in IM

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by doroftei, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. doroftei

    doroftei Junior Member

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    Hello...this summer I did my internship (school is school, a degree is a degree) and saved some money. Now I took a leap of faith into the online money making industry. I've been making money online here and there through different methods but never had the discipline to stick with something and maximize the profits. From taking surveys for money, to writing articles for AC..i progressed to submitting articles to ezine and making money with CB, to having a website with 1000 visitors a day and promoting CPA offers via numerous ways.
    The leap of faith consists in that I have moved out. I'm in college, 'bout time, and now I have to come up with minimum $415/month. I have my ass covered for couple of months via my savings, but hopefully now with this financial pressure I will have the dedication to increase my revenue.
    I'm not writing to ask you to tell me how to make money. I want to tell you what I'm doing right now and if you have some tips on how to improve it, would it kill you to share?
    1. I've submitted around 25 articles at ezine and so far I've made $60...made around 200 but refunds brought it down. Now i branched them out, and found one product which sold so I wrote more on that....but i'm very slowly progressing because I get many refunds on it. So i now have a product which I believe will be more profitable but I'm still not at platinum level so I have more articles than I can submit...25 in pending and can't submit no more until after they are reviewed.
    2. My website receives around 900-1000 visitors a day. It's WP with a fashion niche (not many CPA offers on that). While I do have some CPA offers here and there, none of them have made money so far. I also have google adsense on main page and in individual posts + sidebar yet they never made me more than $1 a day. I tried using Blackhatcodebreaker but i had problems with it and read here that maybe it's not WP compatible just yet (?)
    3. I found a health related CPA offer. Took the URL...i went to cloakreferer . com checked the cloak referer box...bought a .info offer-related domain and redirected it to the cloaked url. Been promoting it on freebie forums as well as some the offer's related forums and so far i've made $70 with not so much work. Now I paid someone to post 20 ads a day on CL for the offer. I plan on extracting the emails and mass mailing them (via hostgator + massmailer) with the offer. I post 2-3ads/day myself and I get 20-25 responses and I make $9-12 from them. (offer pays cca. $5).
    I also have some offer related twitter accounts, following 200/day, waiting to grow then promote the offer.

    Now i was wondering if you have any advice on how I can improve any of those methods, increase my income, decrease my rent-stress.
    Any tip on how to get to platinum level on ezine or maybe using other article directories? Or ezine the top dog?
    How can i better monetize my traffic? 1000visitors/day has some potential in my perspective.
    Is cloakrefer . com enough to hide my referer? Where/how else could I get more leads?

    Deh...i used to do some manual ewhoring, and i would make $30 a day...so even if i do that i would have enough to cover my rent. But that was very time consuming and if i could make it with a more elegant, convenient way, why not?

    Alrighty, thanks in advance! :tee:
     
  2. tsincaat

    tsincaat Junior Member

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    With a site that's getting 1000 hits a day you should be able to make more then you currently are.

    You could considering promoting products that are not directly related to fashion but may also be general interest to your visitors, possibly Health/Wellness or something like that.

    For fashion you could also try amazon/ebay affiliate programs. I noticed "Doba" on imcashaver.com which apparently allows you to sell products from some large manufacturers. With something like that you could integrate your own "store" to your blog and link items in each blog post.
     
  3. csgcsg2

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    Wow you seem to be the top 5% of the members here who actually implement what they learned and earned from it. Since you are making money via various techniques, it is time to focus on what you like and plan to expand it. Scale it up as you go along.

    I like ezine and AC, I believe this way will last longer than other money method method because not everyone likes writing and it requires 'more' work which puts people off.
    You can scale it up by choosing a better product from clickbank or cpa. CPA trial offers are one of the best way as you need to close on average $5 and you get paid $20 for it.

    How did you manage to gain 1000 visitors a day? Do it again for another site and you will have few sites with XXX amount of visitors and you will double/triple your income.

    You are on the right track, so scale it up as you go along and you will be fine. There are lots of people here you can hire or you can go to GAF or Odesk or just search for forums for people who wants to work from home and you can outsource what is taking so much time and focus on more bigger things.

    all the best man.
     
  4. doroftei

    doroftei Junior Member

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    Thanks for the tips, I was thinking about implementing an amazon store and promote that.

    I also took it a bit further, hired a writer for ezine (but the review process slows me down a bit) and hired a CL poster which is why I wanted to make sure my redirect to the cloakreferer . com affiliate link is safe enough to promote.
     
  5. darkmobius

    darkmobius Regular Member

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    i would suggest improving your current methods instead of diving into new ones, make your current ones as fully automated as possible before moving on to better, newer and bigger things