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Back in the game! - Working towards $150/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Keithn, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Keithn

    Keithn Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm just getting back into IM after a while of being "out", I used to do a lot of SEO work for clients/sub-contracting. (And I mean A LOT of spam, 4x servers with xrumer, LFE, some SB, automatic controls to schedule all these tools together, etc. At my heyday I was making 750,000-1,000,000 links/day)

    And then it all went boom, clients went bankrupt, people skipped out on bills, etc. So I grabbed a F/T job to make ends meet again. It's driving me nuts not having control of my own schedule and making 1/4 of what I used to.

    I mainly do PHP/MySQL/C++/SEO work now a days on the side, but I want to move fully into IM. instead of just being a provider.

    So here's my goal, $150/day by the end of Jan, with $75/day by Dec 31st. I believe these are very easy goals to reach, and my pacing will allow me to take my time and perfect my methods/tools instead of just rushing along as fast as I can. $150 a day is a bit more than I make at my job now, and deducting taxes will come out roughly even with my take-home pay now. i.e. pay my bills.

    I plan on getting back into SEO for clients as well once I have tested my methods further as well.

    So onto what I am starting with...

    Software

    • XRumer
    • Link Farm Evolution (LFE)
    • Custom pinging script
    • Custom control script for schedule XRumer blasts from a web interface.
    • Custom linkslist performance tracking/grooming/real time linkslist generating (with roughly 13.5M links in MySQL, doubt many are still good anymore..)
    • InstaDominate (Just grabbed it last night)
    • ScrapeBox

    Hardware (All servers are ATX...I'm cheap.)

    • My PC - The usual slightly dated mid/high end PC.
    • Vyatta router capable of handling the traffic of 4 XRumers :p (Yeah....hardest part of that setup was not nuking my router...so I went a little overkill.)
    • 1x Core 2 duo server w/ 8GB ram and RAID 1+0
    • 2x P4 PC's with 4GB ram each with IDE (ew) (I used to use them
    • )
    • 6x P4 Servers with 4GB ram each/RAID 1+0 (I got them for a steal, I had 20 at one point, been selling them lol)
    • Several UPS's to clean up the power supply to them
    • I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff here as well...I've got a lot of oddball inventory.

    Infrastructure

    • Dedicated office/server room (small, but it works)

    • 20mbps down/5up business class cable w/ 5 static IP's. (I can go back to 100mbps if needed)
    • 20 private proxies
    • 1 Russian VPN
    • Adscend Media Account
    • Freelancer account with good reviews
    • DBC VIP account
    • PayPal Premier Business account

    I have a lot of stuff for SEO/mass spam as you can tell, I never really got into IM a whole lot at all. Just sold a lot to IM'ers.

    Let's get this started with.... wait for it....

    Day 1
    To start off, I made a quick video website for content locking, domain cost $9.99. Coded up a really lame content locker with PHP/MySQL/Jquery and running the traffic through a tracking script on another domain I have to kill the referrer (and well...track.)

    Then I made a really quick FB page for a movie, Hired a guy on Freelancer to get me 5000 likes for $30. (So far, only around 50 are delivered, about 75% bots at least, probably not paying him as my ad said they must be legit users and I was assured they were) But I have already gotten two leads from it.

    And now that I'm about to call it a night, I have ID running a mass follow on a new account. (VERY slowly...as in might be done by the time I get back from work tomorrow afternoon.)

    Total Today (Day 1):
    Expenses: $39.99
    Income: $1.20
    Net: -$38.79
    Lessons Learned: Try fiverr next time.

    Global Total: -$38.79

    P.S. I will try to keep this updated daily, to keep myself motivated, and to give back to this great community. I have learned a lot, and earned a lot from members here in the past and I am quite thankful for the experience If I could remember my old account I would use it, but the email domain it was registered to isn't registered to me anymore for a password reset haha.
     
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  2. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Keep hustling man, good luck :)
     
  3. iamceleb11

    iamceleb11 Registered Member

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    Good luck mate. Keep updating. Seems you are a seo geek :)
     
  4. Blueprint

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    Awesome how you've tracked the setup of what you've actually got. I like this being geeky. Good first post. Good luck and keep it going!
     
  5. NuWave

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    goodluck with your journey
     
  6. Keithn

    Keithn Newbie

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    Thanks for the encouragement! And yeah, I felt it was kind of fair to track what I have, since most of the people starting these things are starting from square one, and well..I'm not.
     
  7. Rua999

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    Good luck bro... I don't know how long you've been away though, or if you've been keeping up to date with the latest google updates, but seo has changed a lot in the last 6 months! :O
     
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  8. Tmill

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    I am with you! Please keep posting, I am wanting to do something similar.
     
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    Good luck mate!
    I'm sure that you will make it.
     
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    Mate, you look good to go for 1000$/day . I don't think it will take a long time for you to get into 150$. That's pretty normal. I am sure you will go into 1000$/day Club.

    Best of Luck!
     
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    Good luck on your journey, I like you're set up :) Subscribed!
     
  13. Keithn

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    Hah yeah, that's why I didn't jump back to straight seo. My testing with mostly spam is promising though, just need to make it reliable.

    Sent from my M865C using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. Keithn

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    Double post. Will edit with daily stats when I'm home.
     
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    Good Luck Dude ... !
     
  16. Keithn

    Keithn Newbie

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    Thanks! I'm not shooting for big numbers until I'm into it F/T again, right now I'm pushing 75hr weeks with the two jobs haha.
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    Good luck. It seems you have a solid plan and the tools to accomplish your goals. Please keep the thread updated!
     
  18. macblogger

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    Please I need an advice, how many backlinks per day I could possibly blast with Link Farm Evolution ?? Thanks
     
  19. Keithn

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    Thanks! I get a lot of "phone time" at my say job to update threads :)

    I use vnc a bit to my server from my phone but it's unbearably slow/clunky. Oh well slow work is better than no work I guess.

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  20. miedy

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    go to fiverr man... more legit looking fb profiles for likes... accept this you can't find legit users if you just buy...