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European Trip - How to make money from it?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lewi, May 15, 2009.

  1. lewi

    lewi Elite Member

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    Hey people,

    Haven't been active in a while as im actually in the UK at the moment completing the last stretch of my community service (only joking)... im actually here getting my driving license.

    So anyhow me and 2 other friends have planned a trip round europe starting the 16th august and ending the 30th or 31st.

    We will be traveling through 7 or 8 countries with a total of 2 weeks and 4500km or 3000miles.

    We are each taking our own car's of which 1 is a citroen saxo the other a ford fiest ztec sport and my car i still haven't purchased yet and will be when i get back to france.

    We wont be driving all the time but driving for 3 to 6 hours a day to get to each new place.

    Now the thing is we got talking about taking video cameras not only to remember the trip but also to film it and share with the world which is a bit like the http://wherethehellismatt.com site/guy.


    That's the lowdown on what's happening but then here's where we are stuck!

    My two frieinds know nothing really about the internet other than youtube and porn! so it will be me who is setting up and doing most shit online etc etc.

    We are going to have a blog type site where we will each have a section and post a main video for the day and what not or mix our own videos up and post them each and every day (or so we plan).

    Ive had a think about getting some cpa sites up that have european offers and getting some stickers made up to stick on the cars but there are slim pickings and each country we are going to speaks a different language too.

    Ive had a think about sponsorship but then we are 3 18 year old lads who are going round europe on a holiday trip... not really any great feat at all.

    So im coming to you guys and girls to give us ideas on how we can make money from this???

    okay adsense on the site and if we do get sponsorship to do it then we could promote that clickbank product about getting a free car etc via sponsorship. Also the videos will be going on youtube and so if we get enough views then we could become a partner of youtube or whatever that is and they give us some cash too but i doubt that will happen.

    Thanks
    Lewi
     
  2. chickuzt

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    Make sure you do something funky and original in the recorded videos so it does have some kind of edgy appeal.
     
  3. lewi

    lewi Elite Member

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    Yeah no problem... we are 3 very different people so there is no problem with that and love to have a bitch about each other and play practical jokes alot too.
     
  4. TheBHCat

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    I say that you get a BHW sponsorship ;-). Have the logo made into a giant sticker for your car. I know you said that your problem with stickers was the different languages, but money is the universal language.

     
  5. spaceinvader

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    dunno how you can make money, blogging would be good coz there is not much info out there on road tripping europe... if you want any advice just let me know... i visited 5 countries in 3 weeks by car last year... it was fucking amazing - appart from having my car stripped bare by uk customs nazis because some lesbian didnt like my face.. tbh tho even that was fun ;)

    hot places to go - reims - zurich - swiss alps - ferrari/lambo museums, north italy - valencia - barcelona - monaco - anywhere in the south of france, ppl are SOOoooo nice -
     
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  6. lewi

    lewi Elite Member

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    I would put an option on the site to donate money... maybe even sell sticker spots on the cars from the site too. But dont think dave would allow me to encorporate it into this site to help raise some cash for it??

    Cheers for that and every single place on that list we are going to except i dont think we will have time to see the museums but will see.... we are also going to rome and pisa.

    OOooo and i forgot we checked up on the limits for alcohol and cigarettes and are going to fill the cars up up to the limit aswel which should make a bit of cash if not just saving us some in the future.
     
  7. sefi00

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    I'm betting it was your accent :p
     
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  8. breakfree

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    Review the cars, reliability, gas mileage, take photos with people and interview them, and give them a card with your website, review places, review the police (don't look for it) review review review...
     
  9. spaceinvader

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    lol, your too right mate.. im from Liverpool and people tend to think we are all no-good scallys.. the bitch who put me in for a search was a fucking horror but the lads and girs who did the search where sound, had a right old laugh with them :D Fucking good job i didnt bring CS Gas back with me like i was going to
     
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  10. clitorisfactory

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    i mention u three places
    One is KAZANTIP! want to know more about kazantip go to vbs.tv and search raving in the black sea
    Second is ''cap agde'' google that for more info

    Three u already know probably is ''malia'' ( although you need one plane ticket)

    There u have enough filming material to make u rich if u know how to monetize on real life entertainment on the internet!

    Btw if u go to any of the 3 bring a six k pack of condoms. just my 2.0 cents
     
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    lol, clitorisfactory, fucking fantastic name
     
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  12. Nick Flame

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    i think you should try to make money from other ventures and just enjoy the trip without any hassle. Maybe it is just me, but puting videos with you having fun on the internet and hoping to make money from it seems pretty dumb. I mean, after all, i bet you that more than 50% of people here have done an eurotrip or something similar at one moment at their life- so it s not big deal.
     
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  13. spaceinvader

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    top advice mate, the only thing i regret from my trip is taking so many fucking photos... spend more time soaking it up and less time recording it, you wont look back :D
     
  14. lewi

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    Ha ha i didnt really want to be shooting porno's 24/7 but we will see :p LOL

    Yeah i completely agree but we were going to record it and take pics anyway and plus one of my mates really is struggling to get enough cash to go as only makes $500 a month and most of that cash goes on his car anyhow..... even if we covered out gas costs ($1000 a car) then that would be cool enough! But i do see where you are coming from....maybe im just looking to find money in too much now lol you damn people influencing my mind!
     
  15. jackfitz

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    I had a similar idea a few months ago but couldn't find a way to monetize it.
    A site you should have a look at to get some ideas is iwearyourshirt.com
     
  16. lewi

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    That's kinda cool.... cheers for that site :)
     
  17. DebbieSprules

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    I cant see anyone paying for this type of content unless you do something outragous like f&*k a hundred girls accross europe, or commit a crime in each town, sorry to be a pain just want to manage expectations, surely youtube and so on have captured this.

    that said if you are handsome and women fancy you, then you might be able to gain an audience who will later pay for more content.

    again tho if you can drive people to a site where they can see "more" of where you have spawned them, you might do ok with products that are related to european travel. but this is only adwords rev, and your video will only take so long to be out of fashion. again the more outstnading the content. the better. but jackass kind of own that slick type of stuff.
     
  18. tetten

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    It might not make you a lot of money, but it might save you some: take one car in stead of three. At 4500 km per car that might save you guys € 900 on gas alone. Also if you do 4500km in 2 weeks I'd rather have some company in my car (although walkmans can be a lot of fun as well). Come to think of it, if you're doing a lot of sightseeing, driving through villages, ... then 320km per day could mean driving for 4 to 6 hours each day. It is certainly not impossible but I'd love to switch drivers once in a while to keep it enjoyable for all.

    Other than that I'd think this is the dream of many: being on a self-sufficient holiday. While I don't think it is impossible to make some money, it will probably never pay for the entire trip. Perhaps you can do reviews for the places to sleep (unless if it's the Saxo itself).
     
  19. tetten

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    Come to think of it, it is not impossible to make a living doing this, but you're going to have to be completely dedicated (at least 1 year).

    You could become a professional couchsurfer (attract attention from the site itself and try to leverage it with them to the media) or something like that. I have been thinking about doing this myself as well.
     
  20. clitorisfactory

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    @ lewi wel i wasnt sugesting u to make porn vids
    but on these three spots especially the first al day long hot chicks wil be asking you to have sex with them...
    But yeah make it a jackass vs girls gone wild..trust me these 3 places especially 1 and 3
    are good enough to make footage worth 1 m!