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How 30 minutes of Work Made me 550 Dollars.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by johnnyFIVE, May 25, 2011.

  1. johnnyFIVE

    johnnyFIVE Registered Member

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    Ok, so this is pretty funny guys and gals.

    About 2 1/2 years ago I made a video on youtube on how to get "Free xbox live gold" . A simple 30 second video which basically told people to check out my website. So when people came to the website It would basically Break down how to get these free microsoft points in 5 easy steps. Each step had its own "button" to get to it, so you would have to look at each step individually.

    Well, the steps (which were totally made up btw) when you click the button, it would basically use an onclick java function to open up that step in a new window, as well as about 5 other windows that contained my paid pop ups (ie, link shortening that pays, ie, linkbucks, adfly, that kinda stuff)

    So each time a user would come to the site, theyd click on 5 links, each which contained 5 paid popups. Thus giving me essentially 25 clicks on these sucks.

    Plus I put CPM banners and PTP sites in there to.. after i did the work (seriously everything took me like 30 minutes to do) i never touched it again.

    Well little over 2 years later ive calculated all my totally payments off that and It was just over 550 bucks. YES I KNOW it took 2 years, but, it literally was 30 minutes of work and then set it and forget it.

    imagine if i had made 100 sites that week instead of just 1 . lol

    anywho, just thought id share that, i like to think of it as my online piggy bank :)

    -johnnyfive
     
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  2. syngenetic

    syngenetic Guest

    I've done something similar with Youtube. Made a video back in 2008 and let it sit there. Came back a while back and saw some $$ :)

    The video had over 150k views.
     
  3. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Very nice... this should definitely help some lurkers make some money on the board if they actually put this into perspective. I calculated it and you came out to about $0.56 a day which isn't bad at all for 30 minutes worth of work. After the first week or two you would have been making your money back.

    What type of site did you create? Blogger / Blogspot? or what is an actual site you built on your hosting?
     
  4. johnnyFIVE

    johnnyFIVE Registered Member

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    Awesome! Yah its not like, get rich now, but i mean, im a cheap person lol A penny saved is a penny earned. In college I had a "Hang out in my room fee" lol (cuz i had all the video game consoles) and if you wanted to come hang out and play some video games, I had this giant coke bank where u would have to put SOME kinda change in, wheather it be a penny, dime, quarter, whatever. At the end of college, when i got my own place, i payed my security deposit on my apartment on that! LOL :) im just saying, change is money too :)

    As for what I did for the site, it was a blogger site lol. it cost me nothing.
     
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  5. treetreetree

    treetreetree Junior Member

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    That's a really cool idea, I've been thinking of doing something similar, it's good to know that it works.
     
  6. S&TDSFG

    S&TDSFG Regular Member

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    That is some decent work my friend. I love how you tricked those gamers into thinking they could actually get free Microsoft points. Gotta love that. Good luck on increasing your earnings. :)
     
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    This is what I love about making money on the Internet. The whole 'set and forget' stuff. You can earn money from things you setup months or years ago.
     
  8. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Another question... how many views did your video receive in 2.5 years? I don't think you gave a number but I am working on some other things related to YT at the moment (research) and just wondering what kind of views made you $550.

     
  9. johnnyFIVE

    johnnyFIVE Registered Member

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    well heres the problem about the video. The reason i was even posting this was because i went to go cash out on those companies like a normally do, and there was 0 money waiting. Youtube just deleted that video :( I wanna say for view count , it was around 200,000 views?

    I do alot of youtube marketing, once your video gets 25,000+ views, its when it seems like it really starts getting profitable for ya.

    Altho ive made money on a video with 40 views before lol

    Right now im actually gonna make another video for the same site, but Ive got a few more twist to it to easily make more money on it :)
     
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    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Very nice... I am currently researching a niche within YT that almost all videos within 2 weeks receive 40-50k views and I think I am going to go in on the niche with a couple videos and see where it puts me after I set and forget in the next 2 weeks to a month.
     
  11. sunbros

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    well done buddy!
     
  12. iBrownBoy

    iBrownBoy Registered Member Premium Member

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    Dang! This reminds me of a method back in the day, where you would just need to get the site going and basically forum spam, with different posts, it worked really well, although with xRumer and Scrapebox it still works!
     
  13. p0k3r

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    100 videos = $55,000 in two years
    $55,000 in two years = $2300/month

    what about spending 1 month (maybe more) and make 1000 videos?

    nice method =D
     
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    LOL thats crazy. Its like an investment lol :D
     
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  15. johnnyFIVE

    johnnyFIVE Registered Member

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    Exactly, thats what im currently doing. Now, each site may not be as popular as the last, the only "hard" part is getting ideas for each niche your making a site for. i mean, just thinking of 1,000 sites is not hard, but thinking of 1,000 sites that will get u some good traffic is. ya know?

    But yah, thats the master plan. I seriously doubt i will pull in those kinda numbers, but it really is a cool investiment.

    johnnyfive
    (hey, i learned how to use the quote function finally LOL)
     
  16. p0k3r

    p0k3r Junior Member

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    yeah, for 1000 is really hard, but 100~200 is not that hard and a really nice money in the end of the month!

    you gotta not to be lazy (as me) :p heheheh

    back in 2006~2007 I uploaded a trailer of an MMORPG (not a known MMO, it was a very unknown one) but it was just releasing and I were one of the firsts that uploaded a video.. I didn't try to get any traffic for the video at all, the users found it theirselves!
    I put a link in the description saying "Register here for private server! Link" and linked straight to a GetPaidTo site that gaves $0.5 for each referral. (NO TARGETED LANDING PAGE, NOTHING! THE LINK GOES STRAIGHT TO A GET PAID TO SITE REGISTER! What if I made a Landing Page?)
    The video got 100k+ views and I got $300+ from this site, I still receive $2 or $3 sometimes....
    You must have a bit of luck (at least in my case..) .. But if u know what doing I think this is very profitable
     
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  17. raven2424

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    i wonder if this type of thing still works or has ad compaines caught on to this method
     
  18. Azulon

    Azulon Newbie

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    I made a video about how to get a free game that they had to fill out a CPA offer. It got deleted within a week claiming a scam lol. But I did have a lot people fill it out and get me some quick cash.
     
  19. p0k3r

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    How did u lock the download? You made a personal landing page with content locker? Or just linked straight to the offer?

    nice work
     
  20. Shadexpwn

    Shadexpwn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have many twists for this method. What are some of the CPM companies that are ok with this traffic or some of the ones you have had any success/payments with.

    All help is appreciated,

    Thanks and Rep Given for making my mind think ;),

    Shadexpwn.