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Brendo's Clickbank/YouTube Journey to $700/week

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Brendo, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Brendo

    Brendo Regular Member

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    Hello, first of all I will tell you a little bit for myself and why I decided to start this journey.

    This is not my first journey. Around 10 months ago I had another one for CPA and Clickbank. When I started making good income with CPA, I focused on it and put Clickbank on stand-by. With time I got tired from re-uploading deleted videos every few days. CPA made me good money but now it brings me around $500-600 per month which I am going to invest into Clickbank videos. I realize that Clickbank is a lot different than CPA. It won't bring me fast money but once it's set, it can bring me some passive income. I started the journey to keep me motivated and to discuss different aspects of the method.

    What is my plan?

    I am going to create my own videos for informational products, services and software. I tried product reviews in the past and they didn't work very good for me. That's why I am going to try different approach now. I am going to focus on informative keywords because they bring a lot more traffic.

    What videos I will upload and how I will create them?

    At first I try the products which I'm going to promote and do a keyword research. Then I make a screen recording video(when promoting a software or service) or a good looking presentation with Adobe After Effects. I write a script and outsource the voice over on Fiverr. The title, descriptions and tags of the videos are optimized for 2 main and 4-5 secondary keywords.

    How will I rank the videos?

    The YouTube part is obviously clear to most of you. I will optimize my title, description, tags and captions and will buy high-retention views, likes, subscribers and comments. But the true power in this method is ranking on Google and this is going to be my top priority. Since I am not very SEO guy, I will purchase SEO services from this forum. I will use service with 3 tiers, high-pr 1 tier links and diversity of 1 tier links. I will also do a test with automated software - GSA SER on 1 video to see how it will work.

    What I have done so far?

    - I have selected 4 products which I will promote.
    - I made keyword research.
    - I have 6 videos created from which 4 are uploaded. Once the 4 uploaded videos are ranked, I will upload the other 2 videos.
    - I have purchased views, likes, subscribers and comments to all the videos several times(drip-feeding). I try to keep views-likes ratio 100:1
    - I purchased 2 different SEO services for 2 different videos and will compare the work once they are completed.

    Budget and Expenses:

    - I have around $500-700 available to invest right now. So far I have invested around $20-30 per video for views. The likes, comments and subscribers and from free services like u2bviews.
    - I have also invested around $40 for voice overs for all the videos.
    - The SEO services so far are around $70

    Total invested so far: $230

    If you have any advice or critiques, feel free to post them. I am supporter of constructive criticism.

    Thank you for reading and participating in my journey!
     
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  2. au2mopi

    au2mopi Junior Member

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    good luck with your journey,
    when are you going to promote the softwares or services , does it mean you are going to purshase them first ?

    any good tutorials how to make videos ? i suck at videos i just get 6 img from google ,add music and text and upload video with my link in description
     
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  3. nanavlad

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    Seems like a good plan
    How much you investing in ranking the videos
    Knowing what you spend on each project would be a big help
    to everybody
     
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  4. krishnacode360

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    good luck mate. how did you select the products?
     
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  5. Brendo

    Brendo Regular Member

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    No, I don't buy the products. I just contact the owners and ask for review copies. Well, if you have good script you are good. Search for free templates for AF and play with it few hours and you will be able to create good looking videos.

    I updated the first post with the investments so far. I plan to stay in the range $200-300 per video but since some of the keywords are highly competitive, for some videos it may exceed this range.

    I look through the marketplace and ask for review copies. Then, if the product is good, I do a keyword research and if there isn't too much competition, I promote the product. For now I will stick with the 4 products which I'm promoting right now. They'll keep me busy for some time and I am on a limited budget as well.
     
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  6. Brendo

    Brendo Regular Member

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    No big activity on my journey but I guess that's because the forum section is flooded with YT journeys. I just finished with the work for today and decided to post an update and share what I've done. It's not much but I did a lot of researches.

    So I chose the videos which I am going to try to rank on Google. These are the SVs of the keywords:

    Video 1:

    #1 Keyword - 4000-5000 MSs
    #2 Keyword - 1700-2000 MSs
    #3 Keyword - 1300-1600 MSs


    Video 2:

    #1 Keyword - 1800-2100 MSs
    #2 Keyword - 1500-1800 MSs
    #3 Keyword - 1000-1500 MSs


    One of the video ranks on page 1 on YouTube for 1 of the keywords. The second video is currently on page 4 on YouTube. Both videos are nowhere in Google.

    I optimized titles, descriptions and the tags of the videos today and the results were that video 1 climbed up with 2 positions in YouTube and the second video appeared in searches(it wan't showing in searches before). The views from viralsocials are not delivered yet since there was something wrong with their system these days and the delivery was very slow. I hope that they will deliver the views in the next 2-3 days so I can add some more.

    After deeply checking the competition on youtube for both videos and different keywords. I've chose the keywords above since they don't have a big competition and will be easier to rank them on Google.(I was targeting keywords with bigger MSs but there was a lot of competition)

    I have purchased a additional SEO services for both videos. The TAT time is around 20 days so I need to be patient. Since the videos are already created and uploaded. I will just have to monitor them and drip feed the views, likes and comments. I want to focus on quality than quantity and will try to optimize my expenses since I am on a limited budget.


    Total spend today: $72
     
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    Any sales made?
     
  8. Brendo

    Brendo Regular Member

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    It's been around 2 weeks since I updated this thread. That's not because I forget about it or because I give up. I need to do lots of projects in the university and this is taking most of my time lately.

    During last 2 weeks I haven't do much. Mostly I tracked the performance of my videos. 2 of them were deleted because I used fake views but I re-uploaded them and boosted them again with views, likes and some comments. What is strange is that I don't use any shitty services. Every time I purchase views from top sellers in BST. This really pissed me off because for one of the videos I purchased SEO services and now it's like I've thrown away the money.

    When browsing and checking my videos' rankings I noticed something. I noticed that usually the video which is ranked in Google is the video which is ranking #1-2 in YouTube for the particular keyword. So before purchasing any SEO services, I will rank all my videos on #1-2 in YouTube and then will purchase SEO services. In the meanwhile I am running GSA SER on my VPS which is bringing some results as well.

    I uploaded the 2 videos which were created and boosted them. Now they're on the first page on YouTube but not on the first places, so I need to do some more work. So, now I have 5 videos uploaded(1 of the videos was constantly removed due to violating YT's ToS and I decided to give it up and try with it later because the niche is profitable). I also created 2 more videos for different products and purchased voice-overs from Fiverr. I am trying to create scripts which deeply touch the viewer's emotions and subconscious in a sensitive way. Not very successful so far, but hey... nobody was born educated. Every script I write sounds better than the previous.

    So, how are my videos performing?

    All my videos are on page 1 on YT for their main keywords but only one is on the first spot and the same video is ranking on Google.

    Video 1 is ranking #1 in Google for 5 keywords but they are not very good. Total amount of MS is ~ 700. However it is getting some traffic and generating hops but no sales yet.

    The other videos with stronger keywords which have a lot bigger potential are not ranking well so far. They are ranking between #9-15 in YouTube but still generating some hops. I am targeting keywords with ~ 4000 - 33,000 MS and once I rank them they will bring lots of hops and sales. I know I can do it! I've done it before and I'll do it again! This time it will be better and in bigger scale!

    Here's a screenshot of my graphics from today. A video which is targeting 33k keyword today ranked on page 1 in YT and I have 42 hops
    42 hops .png

    YEAHHH!!

    42 hops but no sales generated. However it feels nice to see your charts and statistics improving. I'm positive that I will get some sales soon once I mange to rank the videos higher in YT and then in Google.

    Since I'm busy and have lots of projects in the university and have to study, I may not update the thread regularly but I will do my best to update it at least 2-3 times a week.

    For some reason I can't add the picture in its original size. If anyone know how to do that, please let me know.
     
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  9. Brendo

    Brendo Regular Member

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    It's Sunday and I have plenty of time so it's time to post an update.

    During the last few days I have focused on setting up campaigns in GSA Search Engine Ranker. So far I have created campaigns for 3 videos and I am getting some backlinks. I am also scrapping lists with SB to feed GSA with them. That way the software is only posting and LpM are higher.

    Now all my videos are on 1st page on YouTube and I think, I'll be able to rank them in Google soon. One of the SEO services I purchased was delivered but I didn't noticed any results yet. Only two of my videos are ranking #1-3 in Google for several keywords but they don't have much searches. The other 4 videos which are targeting a lot better keywords are not showing anyware in G.

    Today I made a sale. My first sale after I started this journey. The sale from October is from another videos which bring me some sales now and then. The sale from November is from videos which I uploaded 1 month ago and are ranked in Google. Here's a screenshot.

    sales screen.png

    The feeling is great. After 1 month I finally made a sale. Now I am more motivated than ever and will work harder to reach my goal. A lot backlinks are created every day and I hope to see some results soon.
     
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  10. gigione

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    $70 for one video? why you didn't use a software to create backlinks? I used magic submitter 2-3 month and I'm not satisfied with the result, but I think there are better software for backlinks.

    And how many views do you get for $30?
     
  11. Brendo

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    The SEO services I purchased were for 2 videos. I am also using GSA SER to build backlinks now but my lists aren't that big and it is kind of slow. I am using a method which I found here in BHW to scrape list for GSA with SB but it's not overnight process. So far I am getting good results in enlarging my list. Will see how it will affect my rankings. Few months before I was able to rank low competition videos in Google just with GSA for few days but now it's taking more time because the words are more competitive. That's why I purchased a SEO service as well.

    For $30 I receive ~ 30k high retention views.
     
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  12. Random101

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    Hey your journey is looking good so far! I myself is about to start my own YouTube journey. Do you have any tips for choosing products that goes well with YouTube marketing?

    Looking forward to see your progress!
     
  13. Brendo

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    Thank you! You need to do your research first. Find a problem or a need which people have and look for a product which satisfy their needs. Check the competition and decide if it worth it to go after the specific keyword. When you choose the product make sure that it has a good sales page. Ask yourself: "Would I buy the product to satisfy/solve my need/problem?"
     
  14. Brendo

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    It's time for the next update about my journey.

    Today I ranked for a new keyword (2400 MS). The videos is something like tutorial so I don't expect to bring many sales but it's still good. There is progress. I've got tired to check everyday and see zero results. My other video which is targeting 33k keyword still can't be found anywhere in Google.

    I noticed, again, that YouTube ranking affects Google rankings a lot. It is a lot more easier to rank video which is ranking #1-3 on YT in Google. The 2 videos which are ranked in Google so far are on #1 position in YouTube. My other videos are all on first page but somewhere in the middle ~ #8-10. I am building backlinks 24/7 but still no results. I also add high-retention views, likes and comments to the videos but they are not moving further.

    Purchased 750 video embeds from fiverr for one of the videos and they were delivered. Will see if they will improve my rankings in the next few days. No sales were made recently and my hops are ~ 20 per day. Anyone can share his experience with video embeds?
     
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    I am in simmillar situation, I uploaded my first video about month ago too, and I have 20 hops/day as well. And I make 0. However, my first video was beginner's big mistake, my all hope is in video I uploaded 1 and half of week ago. And I'm still not sure if I'm doing everything right, I don't know if it ever pops up in google ;) And I used to make money on PPD too. Btw, that feeling when you came back home, checking your CPA/PPD network stats and seeing how more you earned compared to a day before was much better than "meh, 0 again, what a suprise", then checking google, "meh, still nowhere in serp's". But, I hope, one day it will change. Wish you best luck, don't lose the spirit : )
     
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  16. Brendo

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    A whole week passed and I haven't posted an update so it is time to do it. I'll be honest with you. There wasn't a lot of action this week. No new sales which is driving me crazy. I spend most of my time on creating GSA campaigns for my videos.

    This week I didn't do much. I created 1 video, uploaded it and boosted it with views and likes(drip feed). It ranked very fast on #1-5 in YT for 2 keywords. They're medium competition ~ 4k monthly searches. But they are not showing on Google yet. I've set tiered campaign in GSA and create ~ 50 links per day.

    The other videos are not ranking very well and I can't understand why. The last video ranked in YT for 2 days and others are dancing and slowly going down to the bottom of page 1 on YT. The only difference is that on the last video I drip feed both views and likes for 15-20 days(I'm still on the 4th day). So I am going to test this with my next videos, which I will do when I get my payment from cleanfiles.

    So now I will wait until I rank the current videos on Google and then will create new videos since I don't want to close too much money. Another project will keep me busy meanwhile. I will keep scrapping sites for GSA and create campaigns until I rank the videos.

    My first videos weren't that good as well but with reading, practice and time you become better in creating videos and scripts which convert. PPD is great income source in short term but it didn't bring me any satisfaction. Probably because I was promoting fake files and got tired of all deleted videos, re-uploading and etc. I checked your journey few days ago and I saw you've made your first sale on Clickbank. Congrats!
     
  17. revenue20

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    Hi Brendo,
    I saw somewhere you asked how to maximize images when posting. Just double-click on them when you are still in the dialogue box (after attaching). You will be able to select the size and alignment.
    Great journey by the way!!
     
  18. roby5506

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    Do you have an update for us
     
  19. GoGame

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    I have a question. How to pick/know clickbank products that are good to promote on Youtube, I mean if video will be first places on youtube, not google too?
     
  20. raj1789

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    No more updates?