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[Journal] The Mattrepreneurial Quest To $100 A Day

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MattBlethen, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. MattBlethen

    MattBlethen Junior Member

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    This thread was highly inspired by Zen19's journal and I've been putting off starting this. But Here it is!

    An Intro
    My name is Matt Blethen (as if the url didn?t tell you enough already). I live in Kentucky I?m 19 (20 in september) and I just recently decided not to return to college. I regret wasting $6000+ on school but it did help me realize it isnt for me. I currently work a 40/hour a week job, I can?t lie, it isn?t so bad I just need to become self employed to be truly happy. In an effort to accomplish my goals and stay on track I am starting this Journal. I plan to update it daily, though I wont promise I can. I will make my methods pretty public, enough to give you guys a start if you wish to pursue this path but not to much as to ruin my angle. I?ve got a few methods in place I am actively working on. Each of these posts will be in a Intro-Task-Results-Reflection and other word format. I will be posting this same journal and it?s updates on my blog http://mattblethen.com (if that violates the rules please remove it) where I encourage you to participate in the conversation. You should also feel free to post comments here as I will read and reply here too. Enough with the layout, let me explain my tactics. I have two as of now. One white hat method and another grey/black hat method.


    White Hat
    I am promoting a Wii Homebrew product using google adwords. Remember that 40/hour a week job I mentioned earlier? I?m putting aside $200 a week to invest into this. At this point I want to break even and build my opt in list. I can?t really disclose a lot of detail here pertaining to this, as it could directly help my competitors. I will post results as I get them. Just deposited $100 into adwords and set up a basic campaign. Let the games begin!


    Black Hat
    I?m an eWhore. What is an eWhore? essentially I pose as a nice looking woman and get horny guys to sign up to my dating affiliate sites. I have a few of these sites that I play with and they range from $3-$20 per sign up. I currently use twitter to promote this. My basic model is simple, I send my twitter followers to a blog which acts as a landing page to the dating site. I am shooting for a 1% conversion rate and want to scale this to 1000 unique visitors a day. I am setting up twitter accounts with a pretty girl profile picture and a nice one in the background pic too. I use tweetlater to upload the tweets and Pyrogenicmedia.com?s twitter friend adder V3 to auto add friends (Thanks Pyronaut, it really is a great tool). I am actually adding friends as I write this. Feel free to comment, I want your feedback.

    My Skills
    I consider my self to be a proficient internet user. I understand more than your average joe. I am an artistic person and I spent the first 5 years of my internet life making animations and submitting them to newgrounds.com to be judged. I love animating and it?s something I want to pursue when I?ve reached financial freedom. I haven?t opened flash in like 7 months though. I also designed websites and can effectively code in Actionscript. I know enough PHP to get around, I don?t prefer it though. HTML and CSS are pretty native for me. I enjoy creating videos too. I also manage a sketch comedy based film group called SCG Cinema. www.SCGCinema.com and Youtube.com/scgcinema we have many projects in the works and I plan to use Internet marketing to fund these projects. My video talents prove useful in Internet Marketing also. So expect to see some videos soon enough!

    The Big Picture
    The big picture is in reference to my ultimate goal. My major game plan. So in short bullets of order, here they are.

    1. Start Consistently Earning $100/day profit so I can quit my day job.
    2. Scale The $100 to $500
    3. Personally Teach Newbies to reach $100/day and build a personal list dealing with IM.
    4. Expand to many markets and create numerous micro-continuity sites
    5. Completely Automate EVERYTHING. Allowing me to be responsible for new sales funnels and promo ideas
    6. Live Completely Free and Work From Wherever I want
    Conclusion
    I am deeply motivated to reach this goal. From what I understand, it isn?t too hard. I just need to stay on track. Keep me on track. I want this more than anything at this point and I will get it. Keep an eye out for my updates. If you don?t want to look through the clutter on the black hat forum thread, Jump over to my Blog http://www.mattblethen.com. I will provide a link to the updates there.


    Till Next Time,
    Matt Blethen
     
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  2. Kamilion

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    Good luck with this Journal Matt,
     
  3. syngenetic

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    Looks pretty good, let see how this will turn out, good luck!
     
  4. wakkaoaka

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    I like the trend of journals of bhw, helps keeps things real. Just keep everything honest and never give up and your journal will be a great success.

    You're right, college is not for everyone. Although, i like university (doing a business degree marketing major) because it really gives me a great understanding of the business world and more importantly, internet marketing.

    If you need any help along your way be sure to shoot me a pm and i can help you keep on track.
     
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    good luck on this.
     
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    Really thought out the first post, huh? I like it! Great job setting your goals man. I subscribed to the thread.
     
  7. tenko

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    Good luck on your campaign. I am looking into starting out in adwords too. For the last few mini attempts that I have tried on adwords I have been losing money. So I am kind of looking forward to your journal to provide so inspiration. :)
     
  8. MattBlethen

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    Augest 5th 2009

    This will be a quick update as I haven?t really made much progress. I?ve got some opt-ins to my Google Adwords Campaign. It is looking pretty solid. Maintaining an average 24 cent click cost and an average click through of 1.30%. Plan to tweak these and lower ad costs as days go. I am receiving ALOT of Australian Traffic. Wonder if I can use that to pin point my sales copy.


    In the world of twitter, things aren?t so good. I created 10 accounts, followed the max amount of people and 9 out of 10 of my accounts were suspended over night. I managed to send exactly 90 unique clicks to my Cash University Campaign. These are targeted users too because I link twitter to a blog which is a landing page that links to CU Campaign. No sale. I?m a little upset about the suspensions. Any advice to keep this operation working? I know twitter is a gold mine if my accounts would stay active. I?m thinking about starting in CL Whoring. I would need a good guide that is clear and concise (would love recommendations).
    Thanks for all the feedback. It really helps me to keep motivated.


    Results ? $0 profit; $7.08 Ad Cost.


    Anyone care to reveal my magic money button now?


    Till Next Time,
    Matt Blethen

    I like the people in college, The classes are BS. Although a business major and marketing may have been interesting. But I think they teach "Get Rich Slow". Ya know?
    I like details. It helps layout my plan for myself. I'm glad you like it.
    I know I'll be negative for awhile. I figure $200/week to advertise is plenty enough to learn on and at least find one campaign to break even. I'm using an autoresponder so I am hoping to reach 2%-5% conversions. I wont know for about 6 days (that's how long my autoresponder's followups are). I'm steadily getting opt-ins at a rate of 30%. pretty decent for a first timer yeah? Now it's getting them to convert to paying customers. If anyone wants to take a look at my process you can find that here http://www.scgcinema.com/undergroundwiisociety I did the graphics and sales letter. Just grabbed that YouTube video off youtube (not me). I will gladly take advice for this.
     
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  9. Nickehyz

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    Personally, I don't use twitter, but I thought I read here if you added under a certain amount it would almost never suspend your account. I'll try to pull the thread up.
     
  10. MattBlethen

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    Not a bad idea actually, worth a shot. I will start with 200 followers. Because I can make as many accounts as I want. Just can't follow more than 500 I guess. So If I play it safe and make 100 accounts that follow 200 people I would get the same result as 40 accounts following 500 (I think that math is right). Thanks Nickehyz cool avatar btw.
     
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    100 per hour - max 1000 per day.
     
  12. Nickehyz

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    You're welcome and thank you :) I might be starting twitter as well :D
     
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    I've got 20 twitter accounts that follow 250 each. So far no suspension! Im going to start another batch of 10 accounts and follow 100 an hour till 1000 per day. See if that works. It would be awesome if it does. So far today I've sent 40 hops to CU no conversions... thinking of testing dating gold. And take $3 a sign up.
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  14. tenko

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    Both dating gold and adult date link are good. Personally I use adultdatelink more and they do pay on time. The tricky part is if your leads don't convert into paid users for them, you will get transferred into rev share
     
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    I would just like to offer a suggestion, but you may consider making your own landing page for CU and twitter. Most of the landing pages that come with CU (in my opinion) wouldn't convert as well as something tailor-made.
     
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    What do you mean? I send them to a Blog that acts like a landing page. So they go from twitter to that blog. I'm experiencing an 87% Click Through Rate to my CU Page. With My Whore on it. No conversions though... I've sent 430 to my Blog Landing Page and from there 380 or so have clicked my affiliate link. Absolutely no conversions... I'm going to test dating gold with their $3 sign ups. As for my google adwords campaign, I made a $19 sale! I was so excited to see that. Though, I paid $30 or so to get that sale. I am still glad. Now to tweak my campaign to lower CPC and increase Conversions. I'll set an official journal update later tonight with more details. I'm hoping to have atleast one datinggold sign up by then. I am not feeling very optimistic about Cash University anymore... I think it would work great with CL and Email. Not for twitter though.
     
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    *August 8th 2009 update*

    Been a few days since my last post. I apologize. To be fair, not much has happened. I seem to have solved my twitter suspension problem. I have created 30 accounts and follow 250 to 20 of those accounts and for the other 10 accounts I've been following 100 every hour or longer. I have sent 130 clicks to my dating gold offer and 110 or so to my Cash University Offer. Still no conversions... Wish something would show some promise. Still celebrating my sale on Click Bank using adwords. That is pretty much where I am now.
    Results

    • 30 Twitter accounts - All Active
    • over 300 clicks to my Cash University site - No Sales
    • Over 130 Clicks to Dating Gold Site - No Leads
    • 107 Opt-ins to my Wii Product List - 2 Sales of $19 each
    To Dos

    • Restructure my Adwords campaign to hopefully increase conversions
    • Add 30 Twitter accounts a day everyday promoting various Adult Dating Offers.
    • Find another product to promote via adwords
    • Build List in highly competitive niche for long term success.
    I'm glad to finally have started. Thanks to everyone for the support and commenting on my blog! It's been a blast so far to be involved with this community. I'm up for some JV's too if anyone wants to extend one my way. I have money to invest to jump start things too.




    Hah, Thanks. I posted in there, before you shared it here I believe. So far everything has been working. Keeping fingers crossed.
     
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    Quick Update
    Made another clickbank sale today! Using Adwords. Could someone clear something up for me? I was looking at Click Bank's analytics and seen that there was a stat for order form submissions. Is that like them actually pressing the pay now button and sending a transaction through? because it seperates sales from that. Then they also have order form impressions so I'm not sure. I have one more order form submission than I do sales so I'm hoping that means another sale is on the way? If so Awesome. I am very excited to see this PPC Campaign panning out. As for twitter whoring. Not so good. I've sent over 500 clicks to my Cash University Campaign and no sales. I'm pulling the plug on that offer tonight if there continues to be no sales. Then converting all twitter campaigns to dating gold (i've actually made sales with them before) Thanks for the support! Till next time
     
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    Good luck mate :)