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Allie Albatross's Jazzy Journal (I know, I know :P)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Allie Albatross, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    January 31, 2009. The day I registered for BlackHatWorld. The day I started to lose it. Everyday I would wake up in a cold sweat, fearing one day, I too may become what everyone else was. A 9-5 slave to someone else. Have I been here so long, that even my own mind is not the sanctuary it once was? Where did I go wrong? What has this place done to me? What cataclysmic error in the very fabric of space and time brought me here? ...No matter. Existential questioning of the universe and my role in it will get me nowhere. I know that one day, one day they'll see. They'll all see...​


    ### July 17, 2009 [INTRODUCTION] ###

    This is my first foray into the world of tracking my daily progress as an Internet Marketer. If I'm even allowed to refer to myself as that. I've been unemployed for about a week now. The days, alone with my Grandmother...have been...quiet. I usually wake up around 10:00 AM, and head straight for the computer. The computer, soon to be my automated money machine, sits in my room for now. I carried it home from a store known as "Pass It On", a community like chain that deals with recycling one object from someone, to another. For a small fee of course. You could call it the "Salvation Army", of my small home town. Trying not to spill my Rice Krispies cereal on my keyboard each morning, all that is heard in the dead of sunrise is my mouse wheel as I scroll the BHW forums. Another motivation story, another newcomer banned, another e-book for download. There all the same. Why can't I...I...why can't I be apart of it all. Am I too lazy? Am I not smart enough? I don't understand. It's all going to change. It has to. I'm sick and tired of not making any money. I log in to my Wotogepa account (affiliate network of PPC Coach), and stare at my current balance, hoping to one day check it, and it be something other than $0.00. It's fairly difficult to work from my room, with my Grandmother constantly bickering at me to pick up my laundry, or to do the dishes, sometimes I want to punch her. The only way to ever redeem myself from being "that lazy kid", is to start stacking checks on my Grandma's kitchen table. That will show her. That will show them all.

    ### July 17, 2009 [TECHNICAL SKILLS] ###

    Enough of the emo nonsense. I've been glancing at the other members journals, and they seem to document what skills they possess, before setting out on their journey. I guess I too can do more of the same. I'm not an Internet Elite, nor am I an Internet Retard. I would like to think on a scale between the two, that I lie more towards the Elite, but in reality, I probably don't. I know HTML5 and CSS3, and frequent forums on the subject, as well as the EFnet and Freenode IRC rooms of each. I've dabbled in Ruby and PHP, but never really made anything worth boasting about. I started learning AutoIt v3, but quickly gave up (what's new, right?), but will have to get back into that mindset (of coding in AutoIt v3, not giving up). I used to be into GFX Battles, back when SCU was in full swing (SCU = Samus.CO.UK, a website I was banned from [tehe, first banishment]), which added Photoshop to my skillset. I changed my grades back in HighSchool, using BackTrack and a Windows 2000 Exploit, netting me access to the GradeSpeed account (GradeSpeed was their grading software, they now use something else). I created a Yagi Antenna from a Pringles can, to leech off of my neighbors Internet, but my cats knocked it off, so that's a thing of the past. I'm rambling, so I'll move on to the next thing.

    ### July 17, 2009 [PAST EXPERIENCES] ###

    I would love to say I'm new to Internet Marketing, but the sad fact is...I'm not, and I'm still not making more than a couple dollars a year. I used to Cookie Stuff eBay Auctions, using a script from Jasper (I coded DIM's FireFly v3's GUI), and made about $400 a month, for two consecutive months. It was amazing, but I lost sight of that, don't know what really happened. I then joined PPC-Coach, where I used PPC Marketing to drive traffic to poll type sites, where a question would be asked, and depending if you answered "Yes", or "No", it would take the user to a CPA offer. Awesome I suppose, all it did was drain my bank account. I also tried a myriad of BHW methods, from that E-Card Method, to creating my own CPA Network, all of DIM's methods, and more. They all failed, because I failed. I didn't see them through, they could have been money makers from the start, had I nurtured them into something greater. Enough of the past, let's get this thing going!

    ### July 17, 2009 [LOOKING FORWARD] ###

    If you managed to read all of that (well, it looks like alot to me, I'm working from a 800x600 resolution), then I congratulate you! I really have yet to formulate a plan to as what I'm going to do with this journal of mine. It all seemed like a good idea when I started writing (which was about 30min ago), but now it's seems stupid. No matter, I shall keep pressing onward. I'll begin writing my next post right away, I think I've done enough writing for today, I'm tired of writing. I feel sorry for bloggers. Tomorrow's post should detail what I plan to do, which method I choose to carry out, as I detail every little aspect of it.
     
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  2. Thrax

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    Cool post dude; i'll be waiting to see this thread progress, and I hope you're successful in your endeavours. In fact, I might start my own journal too, otherwise I'll never get round to doing anything either...
     
  3. koshiro

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    Nothing more satisfying when you show everyone who ever doubted you the 5 figure checks you get each month. They'll STFU for sure about asking you to get a 'real job' and 'stop being a bum'.... keep that image of victory in mind and work at it. :)

    Good luck with your journal, nice format!
     
  4. low key

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    No no no no no, don't stack checks. Stack cash!
     
  5. Allie Albatross

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    ### July 18, 2009 [CPA OFFERS] ###

    I had originally planned to outline my thought process, of why I chose to go ahead with CPA Marketing, but I don't think anyone really cares that much. It's long and complicated, and probably boring to most. It all really boils down between Affiliate Marketing, and CPA Marketing. At least that's the way I've come to see it. I wanted to say "From my extensive research of CPA Marketing, here is what I've learned", but the truth of the matter is, I've yet to stumble across any guide, in any shape or form, that details CPA Marketing. Wikipedia always gives me the same crap it usually does, confusing me more than when I came, and leaving me with more questions than answers, not to mention I have to Google every other word on there. I've picked up little bits here and there, from just reading ramblings on the Internet. From my own assumptions (that's more honest), here is what I think goes behind the scenes. I'll humour myself with a scenario, with the intent on proving myself correct.

    I'll use the users that first commented on my journal, Thrax and Koshiro. Let's pretend Thrax broke Koshiro's brand new iPod (I know, the nerve of some people), and now Koshiro's iPod-less (sad face). We'll assume Koshiro has a bad-ass computer, and a T3 Internet connection, so Koshiro logs on to the Internet, and heads straight for Google. Koshiro would most likely search (assuming Koshiro doesn't go for the porn bookmarks first) something along the lines of "Free iPod", because let's face it, who actually pays for things, when we can get them for free? Like those people at school who are all like "I just bought this new album at Wal-Mart", and I'm thinking to myself "People buy CD's?". After telling Google to do it's job, Koshiro is presented with a list of results (I know, this is so groundbreaking, I'm shaking in my seat too). This would be the SERPS, or Search Engine Results Page, as it's a page, with results from the Search Engine. Who would have thought?

    Oh no! Looks like Koshiro is faced with a problem. "Results 1 - 10 of about 101,000,000 for Free iPod. (0.21 seconds)", is what Koshiro is faced with. Looks like it's going to be a long night. That's a crapload of results, right? Who in the world has that kinda time to search every one of those websites? Not me, I've got better things to do...like not search everyone of those websites. So what action would commonly occur? Well, for one, Koshiro is most likely to click on the results closest to the top, not because Koshiro knows they are "better" (we all know that's not true, thank you autoblogs), but because as humans, we are freakin lazy. Well I am. So in Matrix slow motion fashion, Koshiro clicks the link. Koshiro is presented to a webpage, but to us, we refer to it as a CPA offer. Awesome! *rolls eyes*.

    Koshiro is filled with so much glee, that he runs to Thrax's house, and punches Thrax, a happy punch if you will. While Thrax is on the ground, foaming at the mouth (I don't understand either), Koshiro runs the other way, back home. Still on the CPA offer, Koshiro fills it out, and gladly prepares his virgin e-mail address for the raping of it's life. The very second Koshiro fills out that CPA offer, I'm commissioned for his "Action", thus "Cost Per Action".

    That's all fine and dandy, but a couple problems I see already. How the heck do I get to be the top spot for the SERPS? What happens if Koshiro decided to search "Cheap iPod", or "Used iPod"? Do I focus on the person, Koshiro, or do I focus on what CPA offers are available to me?This is going to take some further researching.

    ### July 18, 2009 [CPA NETWORKS] ###

    It's common knowledge here at BHW, that one would rather be making $100/day over 10 accounts, rather than one account. I really don't care that I would look stupid at the Bank, cashing in a bunch of $10 checks, cause I'd have alot of them. "Spreading your earnings", as one might call it, is the way to do it (atleast, that's what I've heard). In order to do that, we need alot of CPA Networks, right? It took awhile, but here are all the CPA Networks I'm currently signed up with.


    • Blue Phoenix Network
    • Incent Reward
    • Motive Interactive
    • Wotogepa
    • XY7

    Wow, I had no idea I was accepted into so many, hooray for organization. Tomorrow I'm going to buckle down, and actually choose a method. There are way to many methods in my opinion. I want to logically disassemble said method, and see what ways I can put my own "twist" on it. I've never actually learned how, and it's annoying hearing people say "Think outside the box", or "Put your own spin on it". There must have been some logic course I wasn't invited to. Jerks.
     
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  6. voidale

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    Great journal I'm really enjoying reading it keep going good luck
     
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    Best of luck on your journey...will follow along and see how you progress.
     
  8. IntensE

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    Just for the way you write this journal it already gets better then others :) Lets see what method you will work with and update us on whatever you do, otherwise you wont get many tips.

    Keep up the good work :)
     
  9. Jared255

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    Good luck. Here's some tips.

    1) Don't use XY7. I've been hearing more and more bad things about them.
    2) Get accepted into Clickbooth. It's easy and they have tons of high paying offers that are mostly exclusive.
    3) It's good to see that you are focusing on CPA. Don't jump around from CPA to eBay to selling eBooks to AC to Adsense. Just stick with one and get good at it.

    That's about it, good luck and hope you do well. Also, to deal with your family, get all your shit done in the morning and then ask what there is to be done. Then say okay, I did everything you asked, now I need three hours to myself without any interruptions. Your initiative to do your chores will probably shut them up.
     
  10. ipodtouchhackerisher

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    yea stay away from xy7 trust me
     
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    good luck on your journey mate! wish u all the best, and ill be watching over this.
     
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    Pretty entertaining thus far...I actually read all that...you could be a critic for some newspaper if IM doesn't work out :D, however, you'll get it. Just keep working and hammering away.
     
  13. jarhead

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    I'm loviong it, you write fantastically :)
     
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    Good luck with your dream mate
     
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    Your a good writer and your posts have "personality." If CPA does not work for you think about bum marketing, article writing and Blogging.
     
  16. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    ### July 19, 2009 [LAYING OUT A PLAN] ###

    Love the feedback! I know it's rude of me not to respond to the comments, but I just want to let you guys know that I am indeed reading them and taking them to heart, so don't think your not being heard. I wanted to get into the habit of reading something other than the forums, so what I did was create a folder on my Desktop named "CPA BOOKS", and conducted an Advanced Search for "CPA", in the Member Downloads section. I'm going to be reading atleast one CPA book a day, everyday. Lets face it, that's not terribly difficult, considering these books are only about 30 pages long, with big fonts. Anyways, after searching the BHW forums for these CPA books, the first one that popped up in the results page, was "CPA Secrets Revealed", which didn't sound interesting at all, but I'm not here to judge. I read it, and while nothing really was learned, it jogged my memory of using PPC to drive traffic to my CPA Offers. I gave up on that, but I would love to get back into it. So, why not?

    ### July 19, 2009 [GOOGLE ADWORDS] ###

    ...journal halted, Google AdWords won't load for me, hasn't all day, and it's not my Internet connection. Is this a sign God? Well, since it's been down, I really haven't done anything all day, besides spend money (I hate you Taco Bell). I've been trying to read everything I can on CPA, it wasn't really soaking in, so I stopped. CPA where I direct the traffic too, but now I have to get the traffic. Like I said, AdWords was down (PPC Marketing), so maybe I should go with something else? What else is even out there? Also, to my fellow readers, should I post everyday? Or only when I have relevant writing material, because what I've written today isn't very interesting, and the only thing exciting to write about is how my Dad and I went 100MPH on the highway and almost crashed into some guy, who thought he was bad cause he had two 12's in his trunk. I also wanted to do a daily commission update, but I guess I'll start that when I actually make something. I also need to add pictures, that will liven up this journal. What else do my fans wish to see (besides the obvious of me actually starting a campaign).
     
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  17. jarhead

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    Screw adwords,
    Get free traffic, ie, youtube, social media, craigslist etc etc
     
  18. IntensE

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    dont read books, read methods.
    i suggest you look into the cpa money making methods, and write on paper all the titles you like. after that go into each of them and lastly pick 3-4 methods and run with them.

    WORK THEM UNTIL THEY MAKE MONEY. anytime you will come back to the forum you will read ONLY things that interests you related to those methods, not anything else.

    stick to one thing and dont get distracted
     
  19. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    ### July 20, 2009 [STARING AT THE CLOUDS] ###

    Have you ever just got so frustrated, that you just walked away from the computer, and just did something else to get your mind off of Internet Marketing. That's exactly what I did this morning. I can't remember the last time I actually had a day where I wasn't on the computer. I decided to exploit my Wii and install some homebrew games on it. Whilst playing Donkey Kong Country (the ambient music makes me think, and reconsider alot of things), I got to thinking...am I the only one among my friends that wants something in life? They seem so stupid to me, while there hustling for Dairy Queen applications, I'm quietly sitting in my room, just casually reading like life is a piece of cake. Do you think I have already attained the mindset of being rich? That I'm free to spend my money as I wish, with no worry because I already know I'm going to be filthy rich in time. Anyways, while I was playing my games, I kept dying, so naturally my mind started to wonder, because I kept repeating what I was doing. It's funny, the first thought that came was "I should outsource this level, that way I don't have to replay it, and can get past this level". Bored with gaming (I have such a low attention span), I logged onto BHW to check for any replies to my Journal entry. Just two. They really spoke to me. I don't know if it's the full night sleep that I got lastnight, that enhanced my ability to concentrate and comprehend what I was reading (I rarely put my full attention when browsing BHW, I skim. I'm sure alot of you guys do as well).

    This is totally true. Why pay for traffic (PPC, PPV), when I can manipulate others and receive free traffic? That way my ROI will be 100% (I think, unless time counts as a loss).

    Exactly what I'm going to do. I'm going to make a list of all the CPA Money Making ideas that interest me, and choose a couple. One of the moderators of DIM told me he could literally take any method described to him, and make it work. It's not the methods that are wrong, it's the person implementing them. I believe this. Don't ask me why, I just do.

    ### July 20, 2009 [AMBIENT MUSIC] ###

    Dear lord, I love ambient music. I just purchased a pair of $50 Sony noise cancelling headphones (I've been without music for a very long time), and I can feel the blood rushing through my veins. All these crazy ideas are running through my head, I need to document them, so I don't forget. I feel that everyone needs to dig and find one thing that motivates them, or rather, gets them in the mood to keep focus. Music for me. Overtime though, it fades. Having the same song on repeat, over and over. It gets boring, but then you find one random song that hits you, and your like "Power! Lets make some money!", that's exactly how I feel right now. Enough small talk, let's do something, you guys are getting tired of me ranting, you know how I know? Because I'm getting tired of writing it.


    ### July 20, 2009 [CHOOSING A METHOD] ###

    If I could pick one thing to learn, it would be "How to learn". As stupid as it sounds, I'm not kidding. I find myselg Googling words I don't know, and just getting myself more and more lost. Analyze my strengths? Well, I can tell you what I can't do. I can't do anything YouTube related, as my Upload rate is 128kb/s. I suppose I can write, but only if it interests me. Lets get back to IntensE's idea, to pick a couple methods that seem interesting to me. Here are some I find intriguing.


    I'm going to stick with the Secret Admirer Method for now.
     
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  20. xcubic

    xcubic Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Is this dead? Allie? I like very much the way you write this journal...

    I can even identify myself with some parts...