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And so I thought it was online Poker... my Journey.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by addetpao, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. addetpao

    addetpao Junior Member

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    Introduction

    Yes, I thought it was online poker. Like most of you here, I am also wanting to "make money online" and it all started out when one day, I was watching tv and saw these kids playing online poker and trying to make $2 Million in 2 months, the show was 2months2million. I envy them, I liked poker, I liked internet and I like gaming but above all, I want all these worthless hobbies of mine to make sense and make me some money. So I tried, I learned, managed to earn a little then failed, rinse and repeat. Now I quit online poker, not because I think it's really a game of luck but because I am not built for it, the mental game is just killing me and takes more effort than I can imagine, but still for me, poker is a game of skill and wit. Now, since my skills and set of knowledge is mainly tied to the internet and gaming, I am here, trying Internet Marketing.

    So I came across BHW, read a lot, tried a couple. I first tried making a blog thinking I could speed my way to G's page 1 with a certain keyword using cracked softwares then sit back and relax and see my Adsense rolling in some $$$. Of course, like most of us here, I failed miserably. Then I tried other more and still failed. But along the way, what's important is that I learned a lot. And so now, I will try the most common journey of all time, Youtube+PPD. lol

    I've actually started PPD weeks ago, but the niche I chose was not that good IMO and so I'm switching to what I think is a better one. I will still continue this niche though since I've only uploaded 2 videos for it and never made any updates and got around 5 clicks and 2 downloads, first download was for $0.35 and next was amazing it was from France for $9.10. So this alone, boosts my morale.

    About Me

    I am 25 years old and from the Philippines. I am a gamer, I played a couple of MMORPGs and spent a lot of time playing DotA. I want to get rid of that right now since I am too old for that and I am married and have a 2 year old cute little chubby kid. I think and people view me as smart, I was even able to enter the University of the Philippines but wasted it all because I was like a 1st world-kid thinking that I don't need college, I almost forgot that I am from a 3rd world country. I haven't graudated yet, I'm in a different university right now and trying to finish a Business Management course, 4 semesters left. 2008 my parents gave me a T-shirt printing business and went well the first year then downhill after, which forced me to close it down and enter college again. My wife is beautiful and is working as a medical coder right now. My goal right now is to prove something to myself and to everyone around me, that yes, I am smart and skilled. That I can make something out of the skill-set I have.

    The Gameplan:


    • Apply for a Cleanfiles account
    • Find a good niche, when I mean good, I mean whether or not it's saturated, people are inclined to just DOWNLOAD.
    • Get a TLD .com for my niche.
    • Get a decent webhost.
    • Find an awsome wordpress theme and create my wordpress landing page.
    • Get a VPS for Vagex and the likes.
    • Get Youtube PVA on Fiverr.
    • Get HMA VPN for uploading videos.
    • Initially Upload 20 to 50 videos then slowly upload at least 5 per day.
    • Invest in SEO later on for my Website to generate traffic from G.
    • Switch to CPA once I have enough money to purchase Content Locker Pro.

    Short Term Goals:
    [ ]Make a steady income $1 to anything, just as long as there is.
    [ ]Have 3 videos on 1st page in Youtube for my keywords.
    [ ]Invest in SEO using my earnings
    [ ]Invest in Content Locker Pro using my earnings.

    Long Term Goals:
    [ ]Consistently earn $100/day
    [ ]Become a JR VIP and donate to BHW
    [ ]Invest more to bigger and way more awsome IM projects
    [ ]JV with a legit and reputed BHW members

    Current Progress:
    So prior to writing this, I've already started my journey. I've already purchased my domain from namecheap for $0.98 and webhosting from hostwinds for $0.06, pretty cheap huh? Availed promo for both that's why. I am now working on my videos first, editing and creating. Also, I've worked a little on my wordpress landing website. Also purchased PVA YouTube accounts on Fiverr for $5 and Hoststage VPS for $9.06 today. I have to attend classes now so I will update again later.

    Total Investment: $15.10
    Total Earnings Today: $0.00
    Overall Profit: $ -$15.00
     
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  2. sasag

    sasag Junior Member

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    good luck i played dota and poker too, but im not quited poker:)
    gl in IM world it need time and money my friend
     
  3. keytenx

    keytenx Supreme Member

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    Goodluck tol i will follow your journey... Just PM me if you need ng tulong. :)
     
  4. facebookdude

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    Good luck mann.
     
  5. JokerNikx

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    Best Of Luck Mate !

    Subscribed , Update Regularly =]]

    Cheers,
    Nik
     
  6. addetpao

    addetpao Junior Member

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    Yes, I will try my best to update this very often. Nice to see fellow poker & dota players and kababayan. Thanks guys!

    Update: I just got home, and I am currently browsing for a good landing page theme. I'll try to finish the website by tonight so I could start uploading videos tomorrow. Can't decided whether to get HMA VPN or shared proxies instead, I've researched, and many people says that lots of IPs in HMA are already blacklisted on YouTube. I am still waiting for the activation of my VPS, once it's activated, I'll start running vagex,u2bviews and enhanceviews. That's it for now, I'll keep you guys posted. :)
     
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  8. addetpao

    addetpao Junior Member

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    Finally finished the landing site today, also finished setting up my vagex vps. I will now purchase shared proxies instead of VPN since I've read a lot of negative comments with HMA IPs being abused already.

    I'm quite disappointed with the Youtube accounts I've purchased on Fiverr, turns out they weren't even PVA. It wasn't stated on the description though, so I can't request refund. The seller is also a member here. I've only tried one account at the moment, it's working. I just feel like I've wasted $5 when I could've done these accounts myself.

    Total Investment: $15.10
    Total Earnings Today: $0.00
    Overall Profit: $ -$15.00
     
  9. addetpao

    addetpao Junior Member

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    I ended up purchasing just 5 private proxies, I'm not even sure if this is the wisest decision but I will try to take good care of my accounts and videos, approximately 4 to 5 videos per account and 1 IP per account only, so that's a total of 20-25 videos.

    My PPD Set-up:

    This is basically inspired by Twixx's method. I create videos, potential leads goes to a landing page then downloads the file(s). After downloading, the potential lead sees the content of the file but will be unable to unrar it because it's password protected. A text file of the password will be attached to the file downloaded to direct the potential lead to my PPD offer. I'm not offering a fake file so there might be a possibility of mutliple downloads per person depending on how the viewers will perceive how legit my files are.

    Current Activity:
    I am currently fixing my files then I will upload them on cleanfiles, and the other files on dropbox. I will then upload the videos and try to optimize the keywords in the title and description. I will also allocate some points that I've earned for vagex and enhance views.

    I've spend $8 for 5 private proxies, so that leaves me with a whopping negative value still!

    Total Investment: $23.10
    Total Earnings Today: $0.00
    Overall Profit: $ -$23.00
     
  10. Getwhatchuwant

    Getwhatchuwant Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Poker an IM is very similar. If you have a bankroll you have an upper hand, Lots of bluffing going on, once in a while you have to go all in.

    Good Luck!
     
  11. addetpao

    addetpao Junior Member

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    Indeed. Just like when I was playing poker, I started with a very tiny bankroll and slowly moved up stakes when I profit. I will practice the same here in IM. I think it's possible to start with nothing and not investing, I think it's just more optimal if I invest even just a little. Anyway, I'm using funds I've earned on Fiverr anyway.

    Update:
    I'm done uploading my videos, a total of 14 videos spread on just 3 accounts using 1 private proxy for each account. Finished the polishing of my landing page, finished uploading my actual downloads on Dropbox. Also done uploading password text files on Cleanfiles. Currently, transfering my website to my web host. After this, I will verify if there are errors and links that needs to be fixed, if I am good to go. I will officially start the profit journal Day #1 in this thread and also use my Vagex and Enhanceviews to boost the videos.

    Wish me luck guys!
     
  12. acamso

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    I like this. Wish you the best of luck. Will follow you.
     
  13. addetpao

    addetpao Junior Member

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    Thanks!

    Ok, so I've checked and fix the errors. I also spent my vagex credits on 3 videos at the moment, so darn slow earning credits on my VPS.


    Day #1 Philippines - Manila time : 3/14/2013

    This will officially my day 1 for this journey. I planned this out and made a small effort so I am hoping to succeed. From now, I will be updating this thread each day with this format:

    Total Investment:
    Total Live Videos:
    Total Deleted Videos:
    Total Earnings Today:
    Overall Profit:

    So here's a snapshot of my current CleanFiles stats:

    cf-stats.jpg

    As you can see, I will be starting with $10.06. But I won't add that since that's from a previous niche that I am not concentrating on with this journey. I only have two videos for that niche and only once is really targeted actually.

    So here's my Journal for today:

    Total Investment: $23.10
    Total Live Videos: 14
    Total Deleted Videos: 0
    Total Earnings Today: $0.00
    Overall Profit: $ -$23.00
     
  14. acamso

    acamso Regular Member

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    Looks good so far..nice and organized. The setup is good.. hope the results come soon. Looking forward to next update. Did you end up sticking with the non-PVAs from fiverr?
     
  15. addetpao

    addetpao Junior Member

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    I created new accounts for each proxy, not phone verified though. I will just use those account in the future maybe for commenting and likes.

    Day 1 almost over and I AM NOT GETTING IMPRESSIONS. I think I have a problem, my videos aren't appearing in the search results even if I type the exact titles of my videos. I tried to research about my problem, where I initially set all videos to private then public, seems like others had problems with their videos not getting indexed right away after setting to public from private as well.

    I re-uploaded 4 of the videos and I'll see what happens. Seems like a not so ok Day 1, but it's ok. I would also like to start with a new niche. I will update again later.
     
  16. addetpao

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    First day did not turn out the way I expected. I'm not receiving impressions for 14 videos, maybe it really takes time and I should wait. I'm currently boosting the videos.


    Total Investment: $23.10
    Total Live Videos: 14
    Total Deleted Videos: 0
    Total Earnings Today: $0.00
    Overall Profit: $ -$23.00
     
  17. addetpao

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    I tried to apply for CPA today with AdworkMedia and got approved. This is good since I will not be constrained by "downloads" alone. I will think of some good niche and create a new website then use unlock.it. With my PPD, I will continue boosting the vidoes, upload 5 more videos later, then 5 videos everyday. I'm not earning anything at this moment, hopefully it will come. I just need more impressions.
     
  18. addetpao

    addetpao Junior Member

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    Day 3

    Things aren't going the way I intended them and expected them to be. I am not getting much impressions, I guess I was wrong with the niche I've chosen. Anyway, I'm still not giving up, It's just that today and yesterday was my son's birthday celebration, He's already 2 years old. And this week will be my finals week so I won't have much time but I'll try to fit in some for my new ideas. I've got 1 account taken down already out of 3, I don't know if it's because of the videos or vagex or the source of the account which I highly assume is the reason. I got the accounts from fiverr who happens to be a BHW member as well, all 30 accounts given are not disabled, what a waste of $5.

    I will try a less saturated niche this time with a proper keyword research.


    Total Investment: $23.10
    Total Live Videos: 10
    Total Deleted Videos: 4
    Total Earnings Today: $0.44
    Overall Profit: $ -$22.54
     
  19. addetpao

    addetpao Junior Member

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    Day 46

    The Continuation. . .

    So almost 43 days have passed and I have not updated at all, it seemed like a uber-failed journey huh? I admit, I lost confidence and motivation to even update a journey thread when I saw miserable results. I expected so much but failed so hard again. But anyway, the good news is even if I stopped updating, I never stopped the journey. I kept on learning and reading, following a couple of journeys and methods. And now, I am making progress. That's feels good and it's making me feel that every time spent in front of my old pc is well worth it.

    What has happened since the last update? I researched more on ranking videos on youtube. And I am now confident that I now know which niche to choose and how to rank it. Also, I switched from CleanFiles to CPA. So let's recap my short term goals:


    Short Term Goals:
    [✓]Make a steady income $1 to anything, just as long as there is.
    [✓]Have 3 videos on 1st page in Youtube for my keywords.
    [✓]Invest in SEO using my earnings
    [✓]Invest in Content Locker Pro using my earnings.

    Steady $1/day is very much easy now, I switched to CPA, specifically to AdWorkmedia and I'm using $1 E-mail Submits for my offers. 3 videos on 1st page Youtube was also accomplished although one specific video is making me significantly more now. I also reinvested to some more tools and services as it helps me rank my YouTube videos. Also, with my earnings in Fiverr, I managed to purchase Mighty Content Locker.

    How much am I earning now?

    $10-$17/day since April 15. I can't say that I already succeeded although what's making me happy now is that it's starting to happen. It took sometime, maybe more time than I expected but that's ok.

    I now have to set new goals. So here they are

    Short Term Goals:
    [ ]Reach $50/day
    [ ]Purchase GSA Search Engine Ranker, ScrapeBox and Clyde's Social Bookmarking Tool
    [ ]Treat my wife and son to a Movie and Dinner after I've received my tiny revenues for the month of April.

    Long Term Goals:
    [ ]Consistently earn $100/day
    [ ]Become a JR VIP and donate to BHW
    [ ]Invest more to bigger and way more awsome IM projects
    [ ]JV with a legit and reputed BHW members

    Total Earnings Today: $138.95
     
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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2013
  20. sirmattheww

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    So glad to hear that! Good job mate!
     
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