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Eanipix's Journey to $600/month with PPD

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Eanipix, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    Welcome to my journey thread. I decided to create it to give myself that extra boost of motivation to keep going. The goal is to update it at least once every two days, although I'll do my best to do it daily. Let's go!

    What will I be doing?

    Good old PPD + YT. I might move to other things eventually, but I believe persistence is the key in this game. I'll try to learn as much as I can and utilize the best methods available to get to my goal.

    Why PPD?

    PPD is what I was doing a few years ago, that's what I know and love (sort of). I made some decent money back then (at least for me it was enough), but like a lot of people I was too much of an idiot to keep going.

    Why $600/month?


    There are three reasons:
    • $600 will allow me to live on my own and that's the very first step I have to take to start fixing my life
    • $600 is what I was earning before, and even though the game has changed, I believe I can make it again
    • I don't like to set sky-high goals like $1000/day when I haven't even achieved $20/day. It's better to achieve $20 and be proud of it, instead of whining that I'm nowhere close to $1000, and quitting (and I can't quit).

    What have I done so far/current situation:

    Technically, I started working again on the 1st of January. The first few days were just a reconnaissance tbh. I quickly noticed YT is now an absolutely huge flagfest, and what you upload doesn't even matter as much as it should, ie. people get their normal, legit, HQ vids pulled down because someone decided to flag it for whatever reason. I guess G wants us to eat eachother alive.

    My 3-4 year old videos and accounts that must've survived tens or hundreds of flags are now all gone.

    I tried ripping videos, editing them and reuploading using the instant ranking method, but it's just not worth it, unless I can somehow automate the whole process, or at least a large part of it. The videos stay up for no more than 5 hours, usually much less, and I don't make more than $1-2 from it (usually $0). The whole process takes way too long, so I have no chance of reaching my goal this way. Creating new YT accounts is also time consuming.

    I decided to make my own videos from scratch by creating VB programs, recording them and editing the videos. This gives me much more control over what I show (and how I show it) as well as ensures I can watermark the video properly. I also dropped the instant ranking method. I optimize the title, description and tags, boost it a little and give a few positive comments. A few videos gained enough momentum to bring in 2-3 leads each day. Until they were flagged, that is... Which almost brings me to square one.

    To sum it all up, I made $10.40 since I started, and learned a few things.

    So... This is going to be quite a challenge. I'm starting from $0/day, can't invest anything. I have to constantly fight with my devastating depression, practically non-existent self esteem and very low confidence, as well as hostile and negative mind in general (random hateful thoughts or whispers when it gets bad enough). Physical conditions are pretty shitty too. The only good thing is that I have my computer here, and two internet lines with dynamic IP. Plus my experience and the chance to fix everything in my life, or so I hope.

    Wish me luck :)
     
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  2. Rokebono

    Rokebono Senior Member

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    Good luck with your journey, keep us posted! :)
     
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    cripter Newbie

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    Best Luck! Hope your find a way for you to reach your goal!
     
  5. mindlesswizard

    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    Best of luck dude !! I am also trying out some PPD methods and i think your updates will be very helpful :D
     
  6. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    definitely achievable goal. I reached $500/month last year with only 15 videos :) good luck :)
     
  7. harleybishop

    harleybishop Newbie

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    Interesting Journey. I wish you good luck, will subscribe. You can achieve that even faster if you build backlinks to your videos.
     
  8. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    January 14 2014
    Earnings Today: $1.42
    Total This Month: $11.82
    Yay thanks for the replies guys :)

    Apparently, YT was in read-only mode tonight. Never seen that one before. That wasn't the biggest issue of the day - getting my websites/landing pages deleted... that sure is a problem. Lesson learned: webs (d0t) c.o.m cares more than before about the kind of content you put there. Now I know what to spend my money on when I get it - will try to get my own domain + hosting asap, of course!

    I spent a large part of the day rebuilding my lost websites and reuploading a few of the videos that got flagged. One of them was deleted ~30 minutes after getting some comments from EV. Could be coincidence, but if something similar happened to anyone, I'd love to know :)

    Next, I created 2 simple VB programs, 1 per niche niche, recorded 6 videos (3 for each niche), edited them and uploaded to YT. Not using the instant ranking method, and not boosting them for now. We'll see how it goes.

    My current strategy is to cover as many niches as I can, and discover which ones are too competitive (constant flagging, etc.), which ones are not, and where can I make an acceptable amount of money (although I guess acceptable means $0.01+ right now haha).

    Also, getting my posts through the moderation system is a pain.

    Questions for today:

    Is there any free, relatively 'flexible' website platform that won't delete my sites after just a few days?
    Any bad experiences with EV (enhance views) where your video was deleted after sending comments/views/likes/whatever? I guess stuff like this just happens, but still.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Beven

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    Best of luck Eanipix!
     
  10. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    January 15 2014
    Earnings Today: $0.11
    Total This Month: $11.93

    $0.11 is better than nothing right? Heh. I admit I feel like a PTC user right now lol.

    I feel like I'm running in circles. And they keep getting smaller. Whenever I find a niche that brings in at least a little bit of $ per day, my videos get deleted so quickly it's unbelievable. Even videos that I don't boost at all. Creating accounts and making the videos myself all day long, only to get a few cents and a middle finger from YT and flaggers is just lame.

    Anyway, I reuploaded some of the videos that got removed. I also looked around a bit, trying to find new niches. Created 2 new VB programs, recorded/edited 6 videos and uploaded them. I'm seriously thinking about switching from YT to something else, but at the same time, I hate jumping from one thing to another. I'll probably keep uploading videos, while looking at alternative methods of getting traffic in the meantime.

    I hope the next day is gonna be better :)
     
  11. Born4Money

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    Good luck your journey,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  12. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    January 16 2014
    Earnings Today: $0.00
    Total This Month: $11.93

    Derp.

    No conversions today, but I still made some progress. All of the videos in my best niche were using similar titles/tags. All of them were flagged and removed pretty quickly, except one. I noticed a difference that makes me pretty sure flaggers are using some sort of aut0mation on their quest to destroy people's work. Obviously I want to test this and see if I can keep my videos up for longer, so I created 3 completely new ones for this niche.

    I also created 1 more VB program, and reuploaded some videos. Unfortunately, I ran out of accounts :) so I spent a part of the day looking for a better way to create P\/As, as my current method doesn't always work. Let's just say I made one P\/A and I'm very far from satisfied lol.

    As soon as I get some accounts I'll upload the 3 videos using the instant ranking method and see how long they stay up.

    Next, I'll be doing a small test in a different niche to see how far social signals (pretty spammy ones) can take me. I also want to see if new videos with few views/likes and no comments can be ranked this way. I uploaded a new video 1 day ago, and today I requested 100 fb shares, 100 tweets (used AMF for this) and ~30 g+. I also added around 300 views and 25 likes. If it won't get deleted, I'll keep sending more/different stuff to it.

    An interesting fact: it took me over 30min to get this post through the moderation system.
     
  13. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    January 17 2014
    Earnings Today: $2.26
    Total This Month: $14.19
    I couldn't do much today, reuploaded a couple of videos, created 2 new ones. Spent a fair amount of time trying to make accounts.

    A very short post, I know. I'm extremely tired and my mental state isn't the best. But hey, we made some money :)
     
  14. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    January 18 2014
    Earnings Today: $0.84
    Total This Month: $15.03

    January 19 2014

    Earnings Today: $0.00
    Total This Month: $15.03


    I guess this is the point where things get really damn frustrating. I can't figure out any good way of creating YT P\/As. Using k7 is practically impossible - 9 numbers before I found one that wasn't used already, and I only received 3 digits in the message. Textplus on bluestacks (or any other emulator) just doesn't want to work. I receive no SMS at all, and only get notifications of missed calls, because they do not reach me either.

    Looks like I'll have to start searching for other sources of traffic, at least for now. Buying accounts is an option, when I get the money ofc.

    I don't want to completely abandon YT, plus, I still have around 30 videos in various niches that I haven't boosted in any way, so I will try ranking them. I'm just not sure if it's worth it because of flaggers, but it won't hurt to try.

    Other than that, I prepared more videos and landing pages but taking all of the above into consideration, they will have to wait. Back to the drawing board!
     
  15. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    You could purchase growth's account creator to make YT PVA
     
  16. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep it in mind. It does look awesome :)
     
  17. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    January 20 2014
    Earnings Today: $0.00
    Total This Month: $15.03

    January 21 2014
    Earnings Today: $1.68
    Total This Month: $16.71


    Managed to create a few YT accounts, testing/uploading time! The video I mentioned on jan 16 (the one I'm spamming with some social signals) is nowhere to be found for its main keyword, although it is on page 1 of YT for a few other, minor keywords, but that's only enough for 1-5 hits per day lol. I'll keep spamming it and just be patient.

    I decided to get the trial of GSA SER and create some backlinks to a few of my videos. We'll see if that's gonna help. I'm also sending views (as many as I can which is pretty limited because I'm only using free exchange sites) and likes/favs etc. to a few of my videos that I decided to rank (or at least try to rank).

    I also did some of the usual stuff - created a few new videos, re-rendered old ones, found a bunch of new niches. I'm thinking about uploading to sites like dailymotion, I see them ranking quite well on google.
     
  18. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    January 22 2014
    Earnings Today: $0.00
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    Made nothing today (again) but I am so damn excited! Spending so many hours trying to find a good method to phone verify accounts has paid off. It is a bit annoying, but it's free, and I've never seen anyone talk about it. Still need to test it a bit more, though.

    I uploaded one video to dailymotion yesterday, just to test the waters. It did receive 5 views so far. I know, lol... at least it's not 0!

    There's not much more to say, I guess... really looking forward to making tons of P\/As, if everything works :)
     
  19. thingsdomatter

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    I really like PPD journeys, they inspire a lot as income just keeps rising. I wish you good luck and will be following your thread to see how soon you could get to your target.
     
  20. Eanipix

    Eanipix Registered Member

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    January 23 2014
    Earnings Today: $0.00
    Total This Month: $16.71

    January 24 2014
    Earnings Today: $2.95
    Total This Month: $19.66

    January 25 2014
    Earnings Today: $0.00
    Total This Month: $19.66

    Had a really, really hard time with my mind and emotions, it was just overwhelming. I completely forgot to post here. At least I feel a little better than usual now.

    So the unlisted method doesn't seem to work for me at all, since the last 2 days or so. I still see others doing it. Bad luck? Maybe. The social-signals-spammed video isn't doing that bad. Slowly picking up the pace, bringing in a few views to my files each day.

    I might focus more on creating YT accounts now, since my method works well. Don't want to lose this opportunity. I'm also thinking about trying out PPI and comparing the results with PPD.

    It's 6:40 am already so I am going to sleep lol. I'll figure out everything, eventually, and you'll see those $20+ days regularly :p