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GothamSEO's journey to making $5 a day with PPD + free website

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by GothamSEO, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. GothamSEO

    GothamSEO BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a bit late with this journey as I have already started about a month or so ago. BTW I'm a 17 years old from the UK who has little time on hand due to exams etc.

    OK so what I've done so far is find a small niche where people will download something so I went with the gaming hacks/keygens niche. I'm not going to expose the game niche but think along the lines of World Of Warcraft, League Of Legends etc.

    I learned how to instantly rank any medium competition YouTube video to the top of YouTube in as little as a day or 2. Of course this isn't long term since competition will flag your video and get it pulled down. Within 2 days of getting on the first page of YouTube at the top for my niche, I got 3 downloads which equated to $4.64 in earnings.This motivated me to carry on and make passive income with this method since it works. Before I carry on with the journey, I'll just recap the whole method that I did.


    What I had:
    A YouTube video
    A PPD network (CleanFiles)
    A fake worthless file
    $1 to invest

    What I did:
    I ripped a YouTube video from someone else with the same niche as me and uploaded it as my own. I didn't however upload it for the public, I left it as Unlisted. (I'll tell you why in a minute).

    Once I finished uploading it and left it as unlisted, I went and bought 1000+ YouTube views for my video for $1. After a day or 2, my unlisted video received the 1000+ views but it was shown as 301+ views. When this happened, I immediately took my video from Unlisted to Public. 5 minutes later, I searched the keyword for my niche and boom, I'm right at the top.

    The reason for having my video as unlisted is because no one can see it apart from you. This means it's not on the YT search engines. When I purchased the views and sent it 1000+ views, YouTube showed it as 301+ views. This meant that when I made the video public, YouTube assumed the video is viral and trending so it puts it to the top.


    On the PPD network, I uploaded a random word document for the file to be downloaded. Obviously this isn't recommended but I did it as a way to test out PPD since I'm new.

    I got the link and added it to the description of my video. 24 hours later and I check the stats for the PPD site and boom, $4.64 in earnings.

    That left me with a profit of $3.64 since I paid $1 for some views.

    Unfortunately, the video got flagged by competitors and that was the end of that.

    I didn't want to give up however so I decided to turn this quick profit into a long term passive income stream even if it only earns me $2 a day.


    This is where the real method begins now.


    • After making a quick profit from the PPD niche, I decided to make it more sustainable. I didn't however want to spend any money investing into the project unless it costs less than $5. Right now I'm pretty much cash strapped because of gym membership and boxing.

      So here's what I did:
      I made a Blogger site for my PPD niche.
      I ripped another YouTube video for the same niche.
      I optimised the site and made it colourful.
      I downloaded a fancy Download button.
    • I bought 300 edu backlinks for $1.

    After creating the site, I wrote a 300 word article explaining the niche and how the user can get free gold and awesome weapons using this new state of the art software. I added a YouTube video to the site as "proof" of the software working and got in some fake reviews via Google+ accounts. I added a niche big yellow download button for the software and that's it.
    I didn't get any traffic however due to the site being new so I let it settle for 2 weeks and then purchased 300 edu backlinks for the PPD niche site. A week later, I started to receive a bunch of traffic - 10-60 views a day. My PPD niche site started to convert at 1% - 5% making me on average $5 a day.

    This was all done before so this is where I am right now. I'm hoping to carry on with the journey and scale up in terms of earnings. I'd be happy for some insight, advice and criticism.





     
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  2. Corem

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    Sounds simple and easily done so far. I've tried some ppd before but that was something not worth calling a try. I'm also starting a new journey as seller for fiverr. Anyway hope you stick to it no mater the downfalls and successes along the way. I'll be following this to see how it turns out.
     
  3. SPQR

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    PPD is a great place to start but most of the time the networks are just, in a sense, 'middlemen'. To get larger EPC and earnings I suggest that you start using a CPA network like CPAgrip for example. This will maximize your profits.

    I also suggest that you learn a few things about SEO. Those 100 edu links will get you nowhere. Rather than wasting another few dollars on hit-n-miss SEO; try making your own Web 2.0 properties manually. If you create a nice network of sites, these will drive lots more traffic and lots more link juice and rank you higher. Just a thought!

    Good luck Gotham!
     
  4. GothamSEO

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    Hi there, thanks for the awesome input. I'm working on fixing my method up now. When you say make your own web 2.0 properties manually, do you mean I should make accounts on Squidoo, HubPages, Wordpress etc and add articles linking back to the money sit?
     
  5. GothamSEO

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    UPDATE:
    Nothing has really changed. My earnings altogether for the last couple of weeks is $6.55.

    One thing I have noticed though is that on Bing, I'm on the first page for the main keyword. However for Google, I'm not even ranked at all. I searched for my URL in Google but it doesn't come up. Any ideas why? And before any of you say, I haven't deactivated the Blogger button for being ranked on Google.

    Spent altogether: $2.
    Earnings so far: $6.55
     
  6. GothamSEO

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    UPDATE:
    I started to communicate with people and refer them to my site to get the gold for the game. I went on to YouTube and then started replying to people who needed help getting the gold. I simply typed into YouTube "How to get gold in GAME". It gave me a list of videos that had decent views.

    I however chose to comment on the latest videos which were made recently, a week ago maximum. This method has made me $1.40 today simply by sending one comment on YouTube. Here's what I wrote on the video to get people to click on my site link:

    "Hi there. For some reason your download doesn't work. Any reasons why?

    EDIT: No worries, I found a site offering the same download and it was just recently updated. Here's a link for those who want to download it. SITE LINK".


    Earnings so far: $7.95
     
  7. crimsonregan

    crimsonregan Registered Member

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    Nice Share...thanks a lot.easy way to make some money :)