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A Teenage 6 Month Journey to $100 a day though Affiliate Marketing & PPI (YT-Social Media)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by water99211, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. water99211

    water99211 Newbie

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    Welcome to my first thread ever! So I have been lurking around BHW for probably over a year until I created an account a few months back and have really been inspired reading & learning through other peoples journeys. I want to share my journey in IM over the next few months and see if I can get to $100 per pay in the next 6 months (I guess this is my new years resolution).

    What I have done before: :D

    - So I have tried a variety of projects though social media marketing (YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter), affiliate marketing, PPI, and even surveys (which was a total fail...).

    - I have probably earned only ~$200 after a year in a half.

    - Currently I have one small affiliate site that gets all it's traffic from social media and makes $10 a month. I also have a small software site that makes about $30 a month. Lastly I have recently ranked a small niche site with SEO for a game download that receives all of it's traffic from google and has started making me $100 a month.

    Keep in mind that I am a 16 year old college (running start) student so I don't always have a lot of time, but over Christmas break I have dedicated a large portion of my free time to developing a very premium affiliate website that is in the technology niche with a unique new post - product every day.

    My Plan: :cool:

    - This new site is the kind of website that relies on social media / content going viral in order to make any really money so I have set up a new Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ (not sure if anybody uses G+ but whatever..)

    - On my free time I will try to follow and like at least 50 people a day on every social network (except G+ & FB).

    - Post one new item on the site every single day and post (the same item) on every social network.

    - my site is a lot like ThisIsWhyImBroke, ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney Except:

    1. I want to give 10% of affiliate profits to resource foundations to create more tech (which is what my niche is about - Along with it being "noble" I believe this will give people intensive to purchase from my site)
    2. I am more specific about my category and as I mentioned it's about cool Science & Technology products.
    3. My layout is very simple and has many similarities with the mentioned sites so boasts a very simple layout and is extremely dynamic (works well on every device)
    4. I do embed YouTube videos with every post in order to further entertain and provide some extra content with all my products.

    - I have only signed up with two affiliate programs including amazon and might join thinkgeeks affiliate program soon.

    - Eventually (in maybe one or two months) I want to build and market a huge freeware site for PPI using SEO and YT but will detail that a bit later.

    - I Have 2050 fb likes (only like 50 are real), 1.1k Instagram followers (100 are real), 230 Tumblr followers (all 230 are real), and 1180 twitter followers (about 200 are real), and Google+ doesn't matter :cow04:

    - I will consider doing REAL giveaways in the future with submissions through surveys once I have more followers.

    My Goal:
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    - Reach 10k real followers on all platforms

    - Make $100 dollars a day (or about $3000 a month)

    Last Notes: :confused:

    I really want to be honest and real with the way I will make money online so I want to make all my money without any scamming.
    With all that being said (written..) please feel free to ask any questions, leave any suggestions, and I will try to update my progress at least twice a week!
     
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  2. injjj

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    Subscribed! Good luck to you bro
     
  3. water99211

    water99211 Newbie

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    Thanks, will keep this updated :D
     
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    Personally, would be too much work for my taste, but I wish you the best and let's see how it goes.
    Ambition is the first thing you need and writing your thread as long and detailed as it is might be a good begin
     
  5. injjj

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    Man, I'm looking to the site with PPI thing. Kinda doing the same thing lol
     
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  7. water99211

    water99211 Newbie

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    You're right about it being a lot of work, I'm in this for the long run and luckily I have some time before I need to worry about paying bills (and other grown up problems) so I'm just going to put in as much effort as I can and try to make a legit quality site.
     
  8. water99211

    water99211 Newbie

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    That's awesome! I see a lot of potential in PPI since that is where most of my monthly earnings come from lol. I will start building my freeware site on wordpress sometime next month - I really want to make it good because my first software site was made on blogger and (although not horrible) looked a bit generic and clunky.
     
  9. injjj

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    Sorry for rushing things up but will you do filehippo style on ppi? Or just some blog posts with the freeware link on it?

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  10. water99211

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    Yes I want it to be like filehippo and download.cnet style. Not just simple posts with links.
     
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  11. injjj

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    That's cool. The only problem i see is the template to be used.

    Anyway, ill keep reading this thread to lean too. Thanks

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  12. water99211

    water99211 Newbie

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    Oh, Do you have any experience with word-press? There are many awesome themes and with some basic html, css, and PHP knowledge you can easily tweak them around a bit to make them fit all your needs.

    Also update:

    +30 New Tumblr Followers
    +40 Pinterest followers (Now total=330)
    +Got a First $20
    commission!

     
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    Wonderful update and ongoing journey. Please do keep us informed!
     
  14. Reppiks

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    I agree, wordpress with a little html, css, and php tweaking I feel I can achieve anything when it comes to layout & design with wordpress.

    Looks like a nice journey you got going here. I am interested in getting into ppl marketing. I am a bit like you were. Have had minimum success so far. (need me that one $50 - $100 a month to jump off so I can invest in tools, outsourcing and more sites.) I'm sure I will have some questions for you along your way...subbed.

    Cheers!
     
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    Oh yea! Congrats on your earnings! May you continue to have success.
     
  16. injjj

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    Yes i have some knowledge on everything u said except PHP (which is the core of wordpress) im on wordpress blog now and searching for some theme.

    Anyway its cool to see ur $20 this early. Do u use fb ads? Ur doing well

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  17. water99211

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    Thanks for following my first thread!

    Agree with you on everything - I also really enjoy marketing on social media and will try different methods for getting followers, getting more engagement, and bringing traffic. I'll be sure to share any tips or tricks that will work for me, thanks for following!

    Thanks :D, My highest single sale & commission to date!

    I was exactly like you when (like 2 months ago) I started wordpress knowing absolutely no PHP - I just took some free online courses and learned on youtube.

    About FB ads - I will definitely consider advertising (reinvesting) money back with ads but at the moment the site is still very young and does not yet bring any real - steady revenue. Also when i just started I bought 2000 likes on FB from BHW so currently my page is being unliked by some of those people while simultaneously gaining real likes leaving my page at a steady 2055 likes lol
     
  18. injjj

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    It seems i dont have an excuse not to learn php. Its on my to do this year anyway lol.

    Can you post here that Fb like you bought here?.are they real people

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  19. water99211

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    There are a lot of different sellers here on BHW for followers of all social networks. They are all priced very similar and I spent a total of 5 dollars for 2000 fb followers (I actually only ordered 1000), 1000 instagram followers, and 1000 twitter followers. None of them are active/real though and i'm going to spend the $20 I made into marketing either my twitter or FB. I'll update later.

    Update 2:
    +20 New Tumblr Followers
    +20 Pinterest followers (total=350)
    +25 Twitter Followers
    +Sold 2 items = $0.80
    commission lol
     
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  20. Tobbe co

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    Interesting, best of luck to you buddy :)