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Getting My Start On Tumblr

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ashsaysrawr, Sep 2, 2013.

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    ashsaysrawr Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I am new to the forums and to SEO/Blogging. I am getting my start on Tumblr simple because I had a small following before I decided to pull in more traffic. Lucky for me, my husband is helping me with posting stuff. We have a NSFW blog and post some of our own pictures. We've gotten a pretty amazing response so far...especially considering we are a "curvy couple" After just three days we already have 166 followers. And this is from posting legitimately. No bots. Would using bots kick up the traffic more, I should I continue with what we are doing and let it build on it's own? I'm not 100% sure where I want to go with this, but right now I'm just building the following.
     
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    kaylanewett Power Member

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    Trust me, you're not going to regret blogging on Tumblr.

    Once you get 10k+ followers and a GOOD Blackhat tactic, you can make $100-$150/day EASY
     
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    ashsaysrawr Newbie

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    I've been digging through the forums the last few days trying to sort through the good advice from the bad, get informed on different techniques, etc. We may want to move to YouTube next, but that won't work so well with a NSFW niche, haha! But we are very determined to do what we love, and that is either sex or video games =D We also like to cook too, though all of these niches seem so..saturated, I guess would be the word.
     
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    It's your kinda people who keeps us motivated. Thnx
     
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    I can help you guys with Tumblr. I have huge blogs on Tumblr. Though I am not banking with those blogs but traffic is huge. I can tell you how to pull more followers. Let me know if you guys are interested.
     
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    Go Ahead do work both on Youtube and tumblr. Drive traffic to your facebook pages from tumblr. Use Facebook page SFW. Just teasing Images an videos (Dont go bold). Else experiments are best on your own.
     
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    Tumblr is one sector that I have yet to get into. Any tips getting started for a newb (not a newb at IM or BH tactics)?
     
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    Keep doing work hard for building the followers. I assure you if you get more than 5K followers on your tumbler page then you will be able to earn more than 50$ per day. But this need hardworking and bot free followers.
     
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    that's really good, just be consisting in posting content and also give some 'alt' text to your images and photos.
     
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    Hey, any advice you could give would be much appreciated. As I said, right now we are focusing on building legitimate traffic. It's going slow but it's coming. I'm still not sure exactly where to go next. I think I may start doing YouTube with SFW videos and using that to promote the blog.

    When should I focus on getting a domain? Or should I jump right into making a website? I taught myself HTML and CSS about two years ago. I haven't really applied it to anything. I'm horrible with the designing part of it : /

    I'm expecting to fail this go around but I want to learn as much as I can during this process and despite expecting to fail, I'm not giving up.
     
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    Forgive me for sounding like an idiot right now..."alt text"? Can you explain that? Or is it what I think it is? Lol
     
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    That's what we are doing now. Spending hours posting original content and reblogging. We are also connecting with a few of our voewers as well.
     
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    Honestly, we are trying to stay away from Facebook for now. It is too risky at this point. I tried to do it before and my account was locked in less than 24 hours. I wasn't spamming or mass adding. Not really sure how they figured it out.

    I know that not using Facebook is cutting a lot of traffic..which sucks...but I need to learn more before I attempt it.
     
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    I guess I should give a little update. Today we are up to 255 followers. Slow..but they sre coming. We tried Craigslist and it broughtin a few more. Most responses were useless.
     
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    way to get started with traffic! I think that's the big key. I guess my next question (and possibly yours too) would be: what's the best way to monetize on this? ClickBank with some "adult targeted" ads, or something else?

    Good luck OP!
     
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    Exactly! I feel as though working with a NSFW site, I am pretty limited. I can't even touch Google anything. Some of the adult ads I've seen are just embarrassing and I have yet to find something worth doing. Then Tumblr is pretty strict as well. We are planning on starting a second site, once we get the hang of this, that won't be a NSFW site. I think it will open a lot more doors to pull in traffic and start making money.

    We are four followers away from 300. Our goal is to get those last four tonight. We haven't been doing much the last two days but the followers are coming. If we worked more I think we'd have more followers. We are hoping to start on YouTube but need better equipment.

    Can I hire a mentor?? lol..This stuff is tough and I have millions of questions!
     
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    Hey, good luck with Tumblr. Now that it is in the hands of Y, polices are stricter. Make your Tumblr money fast, because the downfall is right around the corner.
     
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    Even if we get shut down, I still have pretty amazing followers that I've been slowly building rapport with. If the site fails, I'm sure I could easily get them to come to a site that is off Tumblr. I'm not pushing out random garbage, and I feel that by communicating to them, I am giving them a reason to come check out or page or drop a message to say "hey".
     
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    you are doing a very good job of what is called "rapport". It will pay out in the end. now you just need to monetize. I've been searching around/trying to ask how to monetize tumblr, but haven't found anything. Have you signed up with any affiliates (ClickBank appears to be the easiest) and looked at any of their offers that may work for your followers? that's the next step: find the product they want, and get it to them through an affiliate.
    Good luck!
     
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    ashsaysrawr Newbie

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    Thank you! I've looked at a few affiliates, but I have not checked out ClickBank yet.