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inCTRL's IM Journey & Goals

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by inCTRL, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. inCTRL

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    inCTRL's Journey!

    Hello, BHW members.


    I go by several names on the internet but here on BHW, you can all call me inCTRL. As you might have noticed, I am new to this forum. I joined about a week ago. Either way, I'm going to be telling you guys my 3 years of Internet Marketing and my future goals.

    Sometime around mid-October of 2009, I was introduced to SwagBucks throughout a video I found on YouTube after searching, "how to earn money". Without realizing it, this event would change my online experience for life.

    Soon after joining, I was pulling out $5.00 to $10.00 Amazon GC a month. Even with this I was content and happy to be making something out of my free time. I spent about 7-8 months on SwagBucks before I actually got into GPT sites. Throughout those months on SwagBucks, I managed to earn a total of around $90. After leaving SwagBucks, I jumped on the GPT train. First stop, Gifts4Points. I don't exactly remember how long I spent on that site but at the end I managed to earn around $100 from offers and around 30 referrals under me. After that, I moved to another GPT site. Please note that throughout the time of my GPT site usage, I joined several other smaller GPT sites. The ones I'm mentioning right now, are the ones I had success on. After leaving Gifts4Points, I joined a newly launched GPT site back in the day: CashOrPoints. After completing some offers, I realized I was in 1st place for the December contest (2010). The top prize? $100! I worked really hard for a straight month completing over 15 offers a day up until the last days. I managed to make a solid $120 from completing offers in the month of December and got the first prize of $100 with over 450 offers completed. After cashing out, I continued using that site for around another 3-4 months up until it was sold to another administrator.

    On my final days on CashOrPoints, I was referred to Points2Shop. I had heard of this site before, but I never joined up until 2011. After joining Points2Shop, I got into Referring users. I had gotten tired of completing offers. I spoke to the friend who had referred me to P2S and gave me a couple of tips/tricks in referring. This was pretty much the first time I learned about SEO and it's magical ways. I joined several article submission websites such as Triond, Redgage, etc. and began typing around 3 articles a week and re-posting them. After I would submit my article linking the reader to my P2S referral link, I would try to get those articles a couple of backlinks and just try to spiff it up in various ways. Some of them would be checking keyword density, headings, tags, etc. I worked this way for around 3 months. During that time I had typed up over 60 articles and earned around $170 with a total of 635 referrals. After realizing that referring really wasn't my thing, I decided to try something new but I wasn't entirely sure what it would be. After roaming around P2S's profiles, I found someone offering referral help. Looking at his stats gave me the motive to try referring out again. After having a short but promising conversation, he linked me to a Internet money making forum. I stuck around and learned so much about SEO and just in general search engines, internet, and more. Soon after joining IMMForums, I signed up on ShareCash. At first I had no idea what PPD sites were or how they worked but after a while, I managed to get a good hang of 'em.

    After making several stops, I finally hit the jackpot. I've been part of several PPD sites for the past year and 2 months. I didn't commence uploading files up until 2 months after signing up so you can say I've been active on PPD sites for a year. For the first 3 months of my PPD site journey, I used YouTube and free blogs such as Blogger, Webs, etc. After many videos taken down and several flagged videos, I eventually opened up my own site. I started it 10 months ago. Whilst using YouTube and free blogs, I earned around $500 in those 3 months. Once I began posting content, backlinking my site, promoting it, etc. I was earning around $10-15 daily without much work. In the month of November and December, I managed to earn a total of $2,100. I earned around $600 in the month of November and in the month of December, I earned $1,499. I had hit gold with a niche and activity boomed for another month. Soon after Google updates came, my website hit rock bottom. I was hitting well over 900 visitors and after Google updates came, I was lucky to hit 60+ visitors a day. This put me down and almost made me quit IM. After realizing how far I had gone in my IM "career" and how much I've worked, I worked even harder in bringing in traffic to what it once was.

    Now, 3 months working on rebuilding my site, I'm hitting over 400+ visitors easy. Actually, I'm at 780 visitors right now! What's there to say, Hard work pays off? I always say to myself, "Action is the key to all success." And guess what, it's true. If I would have quit after that Panda update, I wouldn't have earned an extra $600.

    In the last two months, part of May, June, and July I've managed to earn over $350. Definitely not A LOT of money but it's definitely a huge improvement from making $0 a day. After my stats had dropped, I changed PPD sites to PaidShare.org. I'm making a decent amount of money on that PPD site, and I honestly can't wait for what the future has in store for me and those who have helped me get where I am.

    As of now, I'm earning $5-10 daily. I think it's time to set some goals for the future!

    Goals:

    ? Earn $20+ daily before October 1, 2012.
    ? Bring in over 800 - 1,000 visitors daily to my website before 2013.
    ? Continue to work hard and smart and hopefully hit $40+ daily.

    I'm hoping to launch some sort of IM related website that'll help me maximize my earnings but I still have a long way there. Also, I'm trying to keep my goals realistic and reachable. I have everything I need for this journey, now it's all work and dedication.

    Thanks to everyone who is willing to help me with their help or just following my journey.

    I will try to update the thread everyday by telling you what I've worked on and how much I've earned for the day! If I don't manage to update every day, I apologize, I will try my best! Wish me luck, if you guys need help with anything, shoot me a message!

    Thanks once again for your time! Follow my journey into success! :)

    inCTRL out.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing your comeback from setback. Subscribed.
     
  3. inCTRL

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    DAY 1:

    After posting this thread last night, I caught up on a few things and then headed to bed.

    So here's what I did on day 1...

    Ran Scrapebox and was able to get 700 successful comments.
    Posted a new niche on my main website.
    Advertised on Facebook a bit.
    Cleaned up a couple of tags on my old posts.

    Stats:

    549 visits at 11:33 PM.
    $2.68 earned.

    Pretty rough day as you can see but it's only the beginning! If you guys have any constructive advice, I'll gladly take it.
     
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    DAY 2:

    So here's what I did on day 2...

    Got 300-ish successful comments on ScrapeBox.
    Advertised on Facebook a bit.

    Stats:

    502 visits.
    $3.31 earned.

    If you guys have any constructive advice, I'll gladly take it.
     
  5. zJolt

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    great job, takes work to get results like that
     
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    DAY 3:

    So here's what I did on day 3...

    Ran Scrapebox and was able to get 2,122 successful comments.
    Posted a new niche on my main website. (Really excited about this one, can't wait to see how it goes!)
    Advertised on Facebook, Myspace & YouTube.

    Stats:

    325 visits at 11:32 PM.
    $3.08 earned.
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate.
     
  8. zJolt

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    Nice goal, good luck.
     
  9. inCTRL

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    Thank you!
     
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    DAY 4:

    Didn't do much today. Took it like a rest day but I did manage to post a couple of links on Facebook. That's about it.

    Stats:

    425 visits at 12:00.
    $3.94 earned.
     
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    DAY 5:

    More Facebook Advertising. Did a couple of things to my website. Nothing too special.

    Stats:
    485 visits at 12:00.
    $7.65 Earned.

    My earnings are increasing, let's hope it stays like that. :)
     
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    Day 6:

    Didn't do much today. I was out of the house for most of the time but I did manage to get an article typed up.

    Stats:

    386 visits at 11:30.
    $2.00 Earned.

    Earnings aren't so hot today as you can see, not sure why. Still going to continue to work though.
     
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    Day 7:

    I typed up an article for one of my website's niche.
    I also was able to get 1,091 comments in with Scrapebox.

    Stats:

    433 visits at 11:30.
    $3.65 Earned.
     
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    Woah, that's a weird coincidence. I'm not, I don't play Starcraft.
     
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    Day 8:

    I advertised on Facebook. Aside from that, I spent some time monitoring my sites.

    Stats:

    471 visits at 12:00.
    $6.69 Earned.

    As you can see, I have "good" days and bad days. Day 9 is looking really good, can't wait to see how it turns out!​


     
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    Day 9:

    I do realize that this update is late. My internet was having issues and I couldn't load this forum and several other website. But here's what I did and my stats. :)

    I posted 4 links directing clickers to my website. The links were posted on a 2 Facebook pages.
    I was able to get an article out.

    Stats:

    857 visits at 12:00.
    $9.98 earned. :)

    Things seem to be going a lot better.
     
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    Day 10:

    Nothing was done today. I need more ideas, if you have any suggestions to what I can do to help my website out, please share them.

    Stats:

    $6.68 earned.
    701 visitors at 12:00.

    Gotta keep grinding!
     
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    Day 11:

    I didn't manage to do anything today either. Definitely going to work on day 12 though. Just need some motivation and set to go. :)

    Stats:

    635 visitors at 12:00.
    $3.55 earned.

    Pretty bad day as you guys can see but I still have a long way ahead of me. Can't be expecting to earn big at the beginning right?
     
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    Day 12:

    Stats:


    723 visitors.
    $4.24 earned.