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[Journal] An attempt to not suck. (Variety of methods, GOAL: $10/day)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by SunshineDude, May 13, 2014.

  1. SunshineDude

    SunshineDude Newbie

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    Hello everyone. I'm a 20 y/o from the US. Currently I'm receiving an OK stipend with my scholarship, but my monthly bills, even with all the tricks I can find, still come out to almost all of my stipend. I've been doing ok so far, but due to some bull with the electric company I'm pretty much broke right now. Sob story aside, tl;dr is I need money and I can't spend any of my own doing it just yet.

    So, while I start out my newbie journey, I'm testing quite a few methods.
    1. MyLikes + Twitter: Mostly this has been a test in how to "sell" a link. I got a profile, put a pretty girl on it, and then post half semi-normal chatter and half links to MyLikes content with some custom text that fits the persona.
    2. Blogger + Pinterest + Adsense: This method's been discussed a few times around here. Basically, scraping pins then reuploading them with some content to a Blogger with adsense enabled, and then waiting for the clicks to come in. I've also been posting MyLikes stuff to Pinterest occasionally since it just takes a click or two.
    3. Amazon Affiliates: Doubt this will work too much in my niche, but I'm giving it a shot - linking a few products with my referral ID on my Twitter/Pinterest with relevant tags and such. I also have some links up on a totally white hat blog I run for person reasons. Chances are if I get any $$$ from this, it'll be from that blog.

    I may drop these if it looks like I'm getting no profit, and I may add others if they look worth it to try.
    My goal is to get to $10/day. It's a lofty goal from where I'm starting, but with persistence I think I could do it and even go beyond it. I don't plan to stop if I get that far!
     
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    BE careful with mylikes, they suspended my account without a reason..
     
  3. SunshineDude

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    Day 1:
    I started up affiliates and mylikes today - still working on getting that blog set up. So far not much coming in (nothing on Amazon at all), but considering I'm so new, it's pretty great imo! :cool: It's so easy to get followers on twitter but I don't think they're really clicking much.
    I also queued some tweets (MyLikes/Amazon AND random chitchat to look less fishy) with socialoomph to take some direct work off my shoulders while I build up the blogger tomorrow.

    FOLLOWS
    Pinterest: 3 (+3 :p)
    Twitter: 110 (+110.... in a day! admittedly, i followed lots of people to get there.)

    INCOME
    MyLikes: $0.21
    Amazon: $0.00
     
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  4. SunshineDude

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm playing pretty safe with mylikes, just posting it on twitter & pinterest, no spam or anything even remotely fishy. If they're known for being picky I'll just be SUPER squeaky clean :)
     
  5. J-S-T

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    Best of luck with your journey Sunshinedude, Blogger+ Pinterest+ adsense works well.
     
  6. TheSilentScholar

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    My Likes + Twitter, does that even work that well these days....Twitter just gives it a hard ban in the end, how do you mix it?
     
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    Careful with the following! They will ban you if you overdo it. Good luck!
     
  8. ZaynWantsMoney

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    Goodluck with your journey
     
  9. SunshineDude

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    Thanks everyone!!

    I've been mixing it in with silly "teenage" style posts and chatter once and a while. Since I've got a lot of young followers who are also looking for followers (mostly for social reasons) it's worked well. :)
     
  10. SunshineDude

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    Day 2:

    Not much today - I spent most of the time trying to get my blog set up and joining group boards. Can't get adsense yet (insufficent content - basically looks like I need to just post more) but I threw Chikita on for now in hopes of getting a little while I build up content. Nothing much, but anything is good in the mean time, to keep myself motivated.
    In "testing stuff out" news, I made another twitter. It's way more autopilot & bot than my first is, but it was mostly a test. It's an AmazonAff thing. Also tried Neobux since someone mentioned it as a MyLikes alternative. I'll mark it here today in terms of income but I doubt I'll continue with it seriously; it's too much effort for too little output and isn't an alternative (in the way I'm using it) at all.

    FOLLOWS
    Pinterest: 24 (+21)
    (Main) Twitter: 260 (+151)

    INCOME
    MyLikes: $0.07
    Amazon: $0.00 (16 clicks)
    Chikita: $0.00 (51 impressions)
    Neobux: $0.15

    TOTAL: $0.22
    ... which is technically progress! 1 cent, but still.

    Tomorrow I'll be filling my blog with as much content as possible and maybe finding a better way to autoblog, since I doubt that second twitter will gain traction but with some adjustments I might be able to find a good method for the niche.
    And now to bed.
     
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  11. umerjutt00

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    One thing. Last time I checked, if you put the amazon aff link directly on pinterest, they remove the affid from the link.
     
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    I haven't had an issue with this.. Looking at my links, they all have the aff link still on. Maybe they fixed it?
    That said, I've been using Amazon's built-in link shortener for most of those posts, so that might be why its working.

    Day 3:
    Had family stuff to deal with yesterday, didn't get much done. Still working on getting enough content for AdSense to be satisfied I have enough on my blog. I get clicks from the weirdest of things, so I'm still tailoring what gets the most attention especially in terms of MyLikes... Things I think will get me a fair amount do nothing while something I pinned on a whim gets 5 clicks in 15 minutes. For recipes it's a little less drastic but still strange what gets attention!
    Looks like my "leave it alone" twitter is doing really well though, I'm getting a crapton of clicks. No purchases yet but still pretty amazing since I thought it'd go the way of the dodo fast. I set a queue to post the Amazon Prime trial daily - $2 per signup isn't shabby at all if I can convince anyone into it.

    (Some of these are off from yesterday since I'm logging it now.)
    FOLLOWS
    Pinterest: 43 (+19)
    (Main) Twitter: 300 (+40)

    INCOME
    MyLikes: $0.08
    Amazon: $0.00 (167 clicks)
    Chikita: $0.00 (30 impressions)
    Neobux: $0.04

    TOTAL: $0.12

    Rocky start or no, I'm still going!
     
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    Keep it money will come with hard work and dedication
     
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    Do you have any updates for this post?
     
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    maybe he's on vacation.
     
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    Have you considered joining Microworkers? As you live in the US, you could quite easily earn $1 or $2 per day with that site which would help quite a bit towards your $10/day goal.