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Follow me as I go from $0 to $2,000 in three months, please!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Mistajack19, May 24, 2013.

  1. Mistajack19

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    Hello BlackHatWorld member, I'd like to personally thank you for clicking on my thread. It means a lot to me to know that someone cares enough to come support a fellow member. As you can see, this is my first post on BlackHatWorld but certainly not my first time on this site. Over the past couple of summers I have periodically glanced through threads on this site in hope to find some quick and/or easy ways to make money online. I never really took the action to perform any of these methods, and when I have, the method doesn't seem for me or that I lack the requirements to try these methods. This summer I am back once again and I have more determination than ever.

    Here's a little bit about myself: My name is Jack P. and I'm 20 years old. I am attending college as an Accounting major and hope to pursue a career as a Certified Public Accountant in Long Island, NY. A couple of my hobbies are DJ'ing (just starting out) and playing video games. I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching movies, and listening to music -- typical college kid stuff. I write a personal blog where I write about what I do everyday so I do have somewhat decent writing skills. I am currently unemployed, have $3 on my Debit card, and only a few hundred dollars in my wallet.

    I'm in a very good position because my brother is a right hand man for an Affiliate marketing website. However, he's usually very busy and doesn't have much time to speak with me. My brother created a website called trendingstory a while back and this summer handed it off to me. The main concept is to write brief paragraphs on a trending story, usually about a celebrity, and then promote the articles so people come to the site and click on Google Adsense advertisements in order to make some revenue. The problem is that I I sometimes get bored with writing these types of articles and have little to no knowledge of SEO. I attempted to read a few guides on SEO but didn't get too into them since words on a page can be complicated to me at times. I'm thinking that if I want/NEED to learn SEO, I should try to find a video course on the matter, if anything of the sort exists. I only know that I've made 76 cents on this method so far, and I'd like to do something on the side to make some money and with that money, I can build up on this method.

    I have many methods that I've found on this forum in my head right now. One that I've successfully created is a Fiverr gig where I said that I would do some outsourcing: I will manually grab 250 relevant images from (popular) image sites for $5. The whole concept is to have a person tell me what type of images they're looking for and I'll go to Pinterest, Instagram, etc. and gather up 250 high-quality images for the person. The gig was made yesterday and is currently pending review because I changed some tags earlier today. I have no idea if I'm being a cheapskate for only grabbing 50 images for $1 or if someone would be interested, or even be able to find my gig in the Online Marketing --> Other section. My friend who is well into the marketing game, but also a busy person, suggested I go to marketing forums and offer the service there as well, and I plan on doing just that.

    I also have the idea to create a Tumblr with NSFW images and place the appropriate affiliate ads on the page. I also thought about trying to create a collaboration with someone who is more knowledgable than I and is looking for an apprentice, whether it be to work alongside the person or to do mundane tasks and get paid for that.

    As you can see, I have little knowledge of the whole Online Marketing game, but I want to jump into it as hard as I can with the knowledge that I do have. My ideal way to make money would be to put in the hard work now, have my work be successful, and watch it pay off on autopilot. If I can make $2,000 in three months time that would make my year. If not, I can at least say I tried. Thank you very much for reading the introduction to my journey and I will be giving updates as they come. I will definitely be checking out everyone else's journeys and cheering them on :). If you have any advice you'd like to give me, I'd be very grateful and open to what you have to say. I can also be reached on Skype if you'd like to talk. My username is himrox203.
     
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  2. Mistajack19

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    Day 1: My Fiverr gig got denied because I added two tags that were similar. I'm too lazy to create the gig over again, and I think I will use service sale sections in marketing forums instead. My good friend who I mentioned before and is well into the marketing game came to me with a proposition last night and I am currently managing the sales of one of his online businesses. I will let you know how much money I have personally acquired today from the collaboration tomorrow. We plan on investing some of the cash into SEO services so we can get the business to really flourish. I'm highly excited since I am now making some money, and with that money I will figure out a way to acquire more money. At least now I have my feet out of the quicksand.
     
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    Keep grindin!
     
  4. Mistajack19

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    Thank you for the support, KidHeartless!

    Day 2: We have made a profit of $26.19 in the last two days. Today my good friend and I went forum hopping and by the end of the day we found a good forum to advertise our service on for a mere $15. Our prices are very low compared to everyone else's, so I have my fingers crossed that our ROI will shoot to the moon!
     
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    Interested in selling trendingstory?
     
  6. Mistajack19

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    Unfortunately, no. Sorry friend.
     
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    good luck dude
     
  8. WayneInc

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    Best luck for your journey.. have a suggestion for you, don't just write in all same color just make the bold and colorful the bullets so we can easily I understand..I just read your whole post but i think you should make it more attractive by color and bullets ..
     
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    Thank you for the support and thank you for the suggestion! I'm used to writing in paragraphs and upon reviewing other people's IM journeys, I saw that most people keep it short and sweet with colors and bullets. I will add an overview to the OP :).

    Edit: Actually it seems that I cannot edit the OP anymore, I suppose because of the duration of time it's been since I posted that. I will include an overview on this post, along with day 3's update.

    Overview:

    Money Making Method #1 -- site called trendingstory is in my possession. I write two paragraph articles, about 10 articles a day, promote these articles, and get paid through ad revenue. I have currently put this method to the side but I will consider picking it back up soon.

    Money Making Method #2 -- collaboration with a good friend to sell services. I am currently most devoted to this method.

    Money Making Method #3 -- collaboration with KidHeartless to create a NSFW Tumblr blog and get paid through ad revenue. I will begin this method on 5/28/13!

    Day 3 Update:

    I spent my day focusing on managing sales and we had a good day -- $44.17 in profits. The thread space that we purchased the other day is not up yet, but when it does hit the site I believe we'll see a significant increase in sales. I am going to begin my NSFW Tumblr blog with KidHeartless right after I finish this, so I'm excited to see what that will bring us :).
     
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    You are doing good :) It took me 3.5 years to make my first $1k...definitely that will be the time you will be earning $100k/month.

    Good luck and keep us updated. Don't forget to use EverNote.....
     
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    Good luck on this journey ;) ... Will be watching you :D
     
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    subscribed!! good luck...
     
  13. Mistajack19

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    Thank you for the support, everyone! Here's my updates for day 4 and 5 combined:

    Day 4 and 5:

    For the past couple of days I've been working to get my NSFW Tumblr blog up and running. As of today (5/29/13) I have more than 800 pictures and a Juicy Ad advertisement I plan on placing on my Tumblr. I just need to zip the photos together and upload the zipped file to Tumbloadr, which will place the pictures on my Tumblr. I'll try to get that finished by tomorrow. As for the service that I manage the orders for, we lost a dollar yesterday due to expenses, but today we are more profitable. I will give you that total tomorrow, along with some new news! Also, I plan on returning to trendingstory (I created one article yesterday but I'm going to try to put that on full blast ASAP).

    Cheers, everyone :)
     
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    Day 6:
    I ran into some trouble with the NSFW blog -- spelt one of the words wrong /facepalm. I created a new Tumblr and grabbed a Juicy Ad but it seems like Tumblr will not allow me to place the Juicy Ad in the HTML. Therefore, I need to think of a different method because I now have 825+ pictures that need to be used in some form. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. The images are of NSFW European women. As for the service I run with my friend, we have been very successful these past two days: we made $50.93 and $75.38 in profits. We are close to $200 and when we reach $300, we will start investing in SEO ranking, and any cash we make afterwards is basically all profit! Anyways, I plan on returning to trending story tomorrow, along with taking care of orders and coming up with ideas to do something NSFW.
     
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    Day 7:

    Today I focused on writing four articles for
    trending story -- I could have written more but I lost some hustle and I also had to fill out orders n' stuff for the service I run. I also came across a plan B for my NSFW blog, which I may pursue sometime soon in the future (maybe in a week if I decide to go through with it). Our profit today in orders was $6.03 due to some uncounted for expenses of yesterday, but that was fine.

    I'm considering starting a few more quick methods, but in the meantime I plan on writing short articles for trending story and handling orders. This is the point where the three months to make $2,000 really gets me going. Please wish me the best of luck! Thank you and I hope your journeys are just as successful. :)
     
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    Keep up the grind!! What kind of services are you and your buddy selling?
     
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    Same question. If its lesser than the competition and its going well, then im definitely interested.
     
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    We're selling YouTube views, likes, subs, as well as Facebook likes. Check us out at YTForce :)
     
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    Day 8:

    I kind of slacked off today because I got up late and went to the movies with a friend, but my friend and I made a $5.23 profit today -- we either have high profit days or low profit days and I can dig it. I'm shooting for a much more productive day tomorrow.
     
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    Good luck on your journey. Following.