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Journal from $0 - $60 dollars a day with Adsense, Amazon and probably clickbank

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Thecooliest408, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Thecooliest408

    Thecooliest408 Newbie

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    I have recently decided to start an authority website in hopes of generating an income. My website has to do with technology with a target audience of 14-25 year olds (mostly).
    I plan to monetize my website with adsense, the amazon affiliate program and maybe clickbank.


    My History:


    I'm fairly new to IM, I've been learning the ins and outs for about 4 months. I feel like I know what to do, but just never apply myself completely.


    In the past I have built a review site for clickbank products and gotten 38 bucks in profit. All my reviews were original content, but were definitely spammy and I had never actually tried any of the products I was promoting.
    I decided I didn't like blindly sending people to buy a product through fake reviews which inspired me to gain profit from something less "spammy".


    Currently:


    I am on my summer break. I am 19 years old and attend a University of California. Because I am not loaded with money, I am working every day to pay for my tuition. I will be a sophomore this fall.
    My job requires minimal work, and I can use my iphone pretty much 90% of the time. I only have one week left at this job and then I move into my apartment for the next school year.


    My job is pretty laid back and offers me 60 dollars a day. I hate the fact that my job is every day (no weekends) and so I really want to match its payment with profits from the internet. It would mean that I could stop working during the summers and take up an internship in my field without worries of not having enough money to pay for colllege.


    I will try to update this journal every one or two days. I really want to post my journal on here because I feel it makes my whole plan more official and gives me motivation to keep trying for higher and higher profits.


    Alright, that's enough background I guess, Lets get started with today's Journal:


    Things I have already done (Not in one day):


    Registered Domain
    Hosting
    Logo
    Incorporation of adsense
    Facebook Page
    Twitter Page
    4 articles
    Set up 2/3 of the website

    Adsense Earnings Today :
    $0.23




    Specific Goals for next time:


    1. Get rid of the "author name" and "read more" on meme's pictures
    2. Setup a better navigation for the meme categories
    3. Upload 25 new meme pictures

    4. Set up the Amazon Part of the website

    5. Add more to navigational bar of the main website
    6. Do keyword research and post 5 more articles
    7. Define exactly what the different areas of my website are going to be
    8. Change the featured slideer to only have one animation
    9. Learn more about adsense placement and CRT
    10. Try to install vbulletin


    Thanks for reading, I will keep you guys posted on how I'm doing.
     
  2. yogi31286

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    hmm... explain in detail how you did that "(not in oneday)" ?

    i mean how many days you took to do those 1st tasks? as you stated your adsense earning is $0.23 today.. would like to know how much time you took to reach $0.23 for today.
     
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    I have a tip for you .

    #Don'tGiveUp .
     
  4. Thecooliest408

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    Yogi, it took me about a week because I was lazily doing it. One of the articles I mentioned I had already posted got some attention on reddit and Facebook so I glike round 300 unique views which gave me the money on Adsense.

    And to the other poster, thanks #iwilltrynotto
     
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    Hello beautiful people, this is going to be my second journal update.
    It has been 24 hrs since my last update and I got some of the things on my to-do list done.

    Things I did:
    1.Got rid of "author name" and "read more" on meme pictures (and I centered the images on the preview thumbnail boxes)

    2.Came up with a better navigation for the meme websites.
    What I mean by that, is that all the meme websites that I see popping up on facebook are really only meant to show one picture. They don't really lend themselves to be browsed by users. Especially if the user wants to see a certain type of meme for example.
    So My website now displays a page dedicated to the different meme categories, which makes for good browsing.

    3. Changed the featured slider on the homepage to only have one animation. (now it slides in from the left)

    4. I have setup the template on the amazon part of the website. I downloaded smartzon and have also downloaded wp robot. I will be doing some manual and some auto blog submissions on this part of my website. I also MIGHT do some clickbank products here.

    5. I tried to install vbulletin, turns out Im a failure that doesn't 100% understand all database names that I need to configure in the install.php file. And I also don't know if I have to find a keygen or something, I got the file off piratebay. So I will keep attempting.

    6. I have Defined what I want my website to be. I want my website to be part News coverage, Part Tutorials, Part Forum, Part Products/Gadgets (amazon/clickbank), and part meme's. I would have liked to have a review side of the website also, but I think that will come in the future, once I can get a hold of review copies to actually review. As I've stated before, I detest writing fake reviews of a products I don't know anything about.


    Adsense Earnings Today:
    $0.01

    All I did for the 1 cent is post a meme on facebook, it got around 6 views, somehow adsense determined it was 1 cent. Doesn't really matter as for now I am more concerned with finishing the site than getting traffic and ultimately money.

    Specific Goals for Next time:

    1.Find a way to upload tons of meme's quickly.

    2.Figure out how to work the watermark my image plugin

    3.Ad the words "advertisement" around the meme pictures so that The ads are not confused with content. (don't want to get banned from adsense)

    4. I want to put up a News section of the site, at least throw on a dummy template

    5.Throw on a dummy template for tutorials

    6. Install vBulletin (I hope I can do it)

    7. I need to figure out how to put other wordpress blogs posts onto my blog. I am planning to make a homepage that has a different theme than the rest of my sites that just shows recent posts from all my other different sites. So far I think maybe rss feeds will be able to gather recent posts through plugins that have widgets that I just drag onto the homepage.

    8.I need to figure out how to work wp robot and the smartzon theme.

    I gave myself 10 things on the todo list last time, I'm going to stop at 8 , since I didn't have enough time to do a few of them. Once Again, thanks for reading, and sorry about the double post! :)
     
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