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Alexander The Great - The rise of my empire (journey)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by AlexTh3Great, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. AlexTh3Great

    AlexTh3Great Registered Member

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    Hello blackhatters, as most of you already know by now, my name is Alex and I'm "new" here. I'm 18 years old and currently living in Barcelona, Spain. This is a thread which I plan on using to stay focused on my methods and to share my results so others don't make the same mistakes I do (hey you might actually learn something useful).

    History:
    + I started messing around with "IM" when I was 12.

    + I made my 1st bucks filling out surveys on TT and CC (worked like a slave for 150 a month haha). I did that for like a year and a half until I realised that it was a waste of time and got bored.

    + Took a break for a while and when I was 14 I started messing around with YT + SC. I thought I was the king of the world making 20 a day from games and hacks videos. Six months after starting the SC gig I quit because my videos were being taken down on a daily basis and it was too much of a hassle (I was also a bit scared haha).

    + Took a longer break and when I was 16 I wrote my own ebook about the things I had learned with YT and my experience so far. It was a pretty standard ebook but I thought it was a masterpiece since it took me like 2 weeks to write it. I suprisingly sold 200 copies at 10 a pop (it felt like I made a killing - 2,000 in around 3 weeks).

    + Last year, when I was 17, I decided to take a stab at CPA. I found a great method here on BHW regarding DA, it felt like a goldmine. I bought some imacros scripts, made accounts on DA and stared sending out messages. It was very careless of me to send visitors directly from DA to the cpa but I was careless and had not idea. Also, I was only using 1 network. After about 2 weeks of doing this method (and 150 spent on scripts and private proxies) I reached payout day. I was very exited because I was hitting more than 1100/day using this and was actually thinking of doing this fulltime. To my surprise, on payday, I received an email from my affiliate manager saying that my account had been terminated, reason: spamming on DA... After this epic FAIL I was literally crushed because I really needed the money and the network (which is going to remain anonymous) kicked me while I was down. I took this to the heart and didn't get up on my horse (most people would have kept on trying the DA thing but my way of thinking was: cut your losses and move on).


    I haven't done anything related to IM in the past year since I've been really busy with my highschool exams and getting into a university (I'm currently in my 1st year of Economics). That being said, I can't dedicate full time to IM since I have to go to school everyday and social life is a very important part of my life.

    This is the introduction and I will post my methods as replies to this thread.

    Goals:
    Well I know this is kind of strange for a journey thread but I don't have any numeric goals right now because I'm honestly not sure what I'm capable of (this can be interpreted in a good way or a bad one). My current goal right now is to be happy and I personally think that money has a lot to do with this (definitely not everything).

    Wish me luck ;)

    "Make the money, don't let the money make you!"
     
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  2. giftedwizard

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    Keep up the great work.just work smart and outsource all the hard work.
     
  3. darkjolly

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    Good luck!
     
  4. AlexTh3Great

    AlexTh3Great Registered Member

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    METHOD #1

    I decided that the 1st method I'm going to try is YT + CPA since I have somewhat experience with it and I can definitely make more money right now that I did with it a few years ago (instead of CPA it was PPD), or at least that's what I think.
    Thinking back a few years ago, I used to make 20 a day from PPD. If I was able to make that much from those s**ty landing pages I can definitely double or triple that right now. I don't want to get my hopes up too much so I'm going to "dip my feet in the water" first and see how things have changed since I haven't done this.


    Game Plan:
    + find 3 niches in which people need to download something
    + snatch 2 videos from YT for each one of these niches
    + edit all the videos so YT doesn't see them as duplicates
    + buy some YT PVA accounts
    + buy a .com domain
    + buy private proxies
    + upload each video on a different YT account
    + create 6 landing pages, one for each video (this is the key and fundamental part of this method)
    + index, boost, and rank each one of the videos (I won't spend a penny on this because I know for sure that YT will take down the videos sooner or later)
    + i don't have money to buy CLP 2 right now, so I'm gonna use ulock.it free content locker since it provides the hide referrer option (i'm gonna watch my back now)


    Win/Fail:
    + i want to see how long the videos last before taken down by YT
    + i want to see if it the traffic actually converts on my landing page
    + i want to see if I get paid at the end of February from my current network
    + it's considered a win if at least 3/6 videos don't get deleted in the first 7 days
    + it's considered a win if I reach at least 20/day before the videos get taken down
    + it's also considered a win if I get paid from my network (this one is a must, duuuh :D)

    This is my strategy to test the waters. If it all turns out good and I get paid for my February earnings, then full speed ahead. That means I will start making my own videos (these convert A LOT better but very time consuming), I will buy CLP2, I will split up my earnings in 3 networks, and I will purchase a YT blaster software.

    So this is my game plan so far. I'm all ears to suggestions or questions. I'm getting started tomorrow since it's 4 a.m. here in EspaƱa and tomorrow I have to go to the gym and then to school. I will try to update this thread on a daily basis, this way I can keep myself motivated. Good night blackhatters!
     
  5. AlexTh3Great

    AlexTh3Great Registered Member

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    1st Day - February 22nd

    So today is my 1st day.

    This is what I've done so far today:

    + I found 6 videos I'm gonna use
    + I changed 3/6 vids so that they don't look like duplicates and tweaked them up a bit.
    + Bought a domain (c.o.m)
    + Bought some YT PVAs
    + Bought some privates proxies
    + Tweaked up my YT accounts /channels
    + I set up different FFox instances so that I have each account organised with its own proxies and don't have to switch between them everytime
    + Got accepted in 3 CPA networks

    What I have to do between today and tomorrow:

    + Finish the other 3/6 videos that I have left
    + Set up 7 different landing pages
    + Set up content locker
    + Create url shortner on my site so I can keep track of visits and converstions
    + Upload the videos to their channels
    + Start ranking them

    This doesn't seem like much but I don't know how to code so it's going to take more time than it should to make the landing pages and then figure out how to insert the content locker.

    Earnings are at $0 because I haven't even uploaded the videos yet but I'm going to put it anyway since it's the 1st day.

    Earnings:
    $0
     
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  6. Spawn

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    sounds like a good plan, I made good money with youtube back in the day, GL to ya.
     
  7. darkjolly

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    Still going or no?

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  8. AlexTh3Great

    AlexTh3Great Registered Member

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    Nope, quited a long time ago because I couldn't get the videos to stay on YT for more than 3-4 days.