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Journey: $10/day with a quiz site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Hahn, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Hahn

    Hahn Junior Member

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    So I have finally decided to start my own journey thread for my quiz website. It's been a long time coming.

    I was immediately motivated to start my own quiz website after I read @se900se's thread on how to start a quiz site. I was also inspired by @jamesdarby108 and @RaphaelReborn. One of the main reasons why my topic is just $10/day is because I am trying to be realistic considering my capital base at the moment. Which is VERY low.

    You see, I once owned a website in the sport bet niche that was making me about $50 - $70/ day until my site was penalized by Google for a Yoast SEO Plugin bug that happened back in 2017 which made me lose ranking, income and eventually I had to shut down the website completely January/01/2020

    The quiz website held many advantages over my previous niche for certain reasons:

    - The work is not too much. All I have to do is add quizzes, drive traffic to the site and earn income via CPM/CPC ads.

    With my former site I had to update the site daily, act as customer care via WhatsApp, complete orders, upgrade accounts(it was a membership/e-commerce site) and receive numerous phone calls. Gamblers don't know anything about working hours. They call when they want to.

    The workload was damn hectic.

    - If you don't know, the sport betting niche is kinda frowned upon by many social media platforms. In the beginning I could advertise on Facebook but at a certain point my page was taken down, my site url was blocked and even Google stopped running sport bet related ads. Which leaves SEO.

    With a quiz website the case is entirely different as long as I am not doing quizzes on anything illegal.

    At this time things had gone from a 100 - 0 real quick financially. I still had/have old customers on Whatsapp, up to 2,000+ contacts, who subscribe now and then but I knew I need something else and needed it fast!

    Then I came across the thread and I knew instantly that this was my getaway site. From being broke at least.

    I am used to starting and building sites from scratch with little resources so I knew with my little experience I'd be able to pull this through.

    But it was not going to be easy. I was flat broke with a family to look after so.....
     
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  2. Hahn

    Hahn Junior Member

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    I purchased a domain name and hosting

    Domain name & Hosting x 1 year - $24.50
    Purchased 13/July/2019

    Quize plugin. - $29.99
    Purchased 19/August/2019

    Total investment so far. - $54.49

    Did I mention that my laptop crashed and that I was stuck with a phone whose battery didn't last more than one hour 30 minutes at a go. But I had to keep on.....

    I used a free theme and built a simple site. The problem I was had to face next was using a phone with a very very poor battery life to upload quizzes while I still had to work as customer care for old customers.

    I was able to create my first 12 quizzes from 28/August/2019 - 12/November/2019. That was all for 2019. I didn't bother with driving traffic because I had not been able to get a reliable ad network and I was facing a lot of personal issues at the time.

    So 2020.....
     
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  3. Hahn

    Hahn Junior Member

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    I created two quizzes in the first two weeks of January and then I got a lucky break. A friend of mine got a contract to build a website for some of his friends in the UK and he wanted me to handle the contract.

    From the first part payment I was able to buy a new smartphone with 3GB ROM, 32GB ROM and 6350mah battery. Trust me, those specs were the only reason why I bought the phone.

    So I started adding more quizzes and so far I have been able to add 55 more quizzes in total to my site and now my site is ripe to drive traffic to.

    I joined the Slack workgroup for people who have purchased the Quize plugin and spoke to Boris about joining Hooligan Media.

    Just a day before my site was approved for Hooligan media I decided to post some ads on Facebook and was able to get about 392 visitors March 03! View screenshot below.

    And I also earned a banned on Facebook. Lol.
     

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    Razen666 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Best of luck op :) , what network u use to monetize your site?
     
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    During these days I added more quizzes and waited for my ban to be lifted. I start posting ads, at a reduced pace, and was able to join new groups and post more ads for 4 days. Check result below in screenshot.

    Until I earned another ban. Lol.

    If I am correct I got banned on the 16th so what you see going down is basically drip traffic from the 13th - 16th.

    And I made my first $9.46! Screenshot_20200326-215851.png Screenshot_20200326-220002.png
     
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    Hooligan media
     
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  7. Hahn

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    So next step is to rinse and repeat.

    I have figured that if I continue posting on Facebook my site url might get banned eventually so my plan is to buy the Quize Share Locker add-on.

    Basically the share locker makes it mandatory for users to share the quiz before they are able to view their results.

    From my calculations if 100 users share to 500 friends on Facebook, on average, that is a reach of 50,000 users. If 1% or 0.1% share to their friends I should be able to get continuous traffic without having to post every day and thus be able to avoid any future bans.

    Problem is....... I am broke. You knew that already, right? Lol

    Next update will come after I am able to purchase, install and start posting ads again.

    Wish me luck!
     
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    Don't worry u will get there! u already starting good!
     
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    Best of luck, I will start something like that once I have the time.
    A bit different though.
     
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    Good luck ! I'm following... I want to make a journey like you soon!
     
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    Good luck buddy
     
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    Good luck, why are you getting banned from FB? Seems to be bit of common issue with quizzes.
     
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    Glad to hear you starting a journey thread! Good luck!
     
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    It's not so much the fact they are quizzes but more that you are spamming links.
     
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    It is more of an issue of spamming. I have been banned several times even when I don't insert links in my posts.

    I am on over 400+ groups sometimes I get carried away.

    However, I read once that posting in one group at a time every 10 or 20 minutes is a good way avoid getting banned.

    I just hope I am able to discipline myself enough
     
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    @Hahn Do you have any tips for making quizzes, thats what I'm the worst at. They seem to be so time consuming.
     
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    Good luck bro
     
  18. ArthurSchopenhauer

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    In my experience, one can post in up to 15 groups at once without any problem. I've arrived at this number after much trial and error. Stay below 12 to be 100% safe.

    Good luck. Following.
     
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    How much have you spent on facebook ads?

    What is your ROI so far on ads spent vs earnings. Disregard expenses for domain, hosting and plugins
     
  20. Hahn

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    UPDATE!

    So I was able to purchase the add-on with the help of a friend on Thursday.

    Add-on has been installed and ready.

    So...

    SPENT:

    Domain and hosting x 1 year. $24.50
    Quize plugin. $29.99
    Quize share locker add-on. $25

    Total spent: $79.49
    Total earned(last stats): $ 9.46
    Profit: -$70.03

    Since my FB ban was lifted I posted to 5 - 10 groups yesterday and 20 - 30 groups today.

    I have already started noticing traffic coming in via analytics and I am going to wait another 7 days to check the results to see if there has been any significant increase in traffic.

    Hmm. Not really. Creating quizzes can actually be boring and sometimes I sleep off while creating them. Lol

    What motivates me is knowing that my site will make me money and sometimes I am able to post 5 quizzes in a day.

    Another thing that motivates me is what I read on a blog sometime ago about a quiz website that has 25,000 quizzes on it. I am presently trying to beat that number.

    By "at once" do you mean every hour or every day?

    So far I have not spent anything on ads. All traffic is gotten via posting on Facebook groups.
     
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