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Journey - Blogger + Humor Niche

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Scorpion Ghost, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Before I begin, I know that blogger isn't meant for any serious projects. However, this is my first online site ever, I learned a lot on it, and I don't want to move it to wordpress or anything. Besides, this is like a side-project of mine, and the blog will run largely on autopilot, and I can live with the blog getting banned from Blogger, although I hope it won't...

    Backstory: I created this blog over a year and a half ago, and I spent months on it and about it learning Gadgets, CSS, HTML, SEO stuff, Social Media, etc. I was a Total noob back then. I posted about 50 blog posts on it, and then I let it sit for about a year, as I got busy with other stuff. I had Amazon gadgets in the sidebar at one point, got some clicks, no sales. Had Chitika ads on the sidebar at one point, nothing came out of it. The only thing that's still up there and has been are Adfly Popup ads. Been making 3-5 cents from those every month without touching the blog at all...

    New story: Last week I decided to do what I've been wanting to do for the blog - Revive it, schedule posts all over, monetize it properly, and let it ride...

    So I've been working hard, and apart from Monetization, everything else is pretty much set...


    WHAT I HAVE FOR THE BLOG:

    Twitter Account (19.600 followers)
    FB Page (3.878 Likes)
    Google+ Page (915 Followers)
    Pinterest Page (960 Followers)
    Youtube Channel (1.050 Subscribers) (No videos uploaded!)


    STRUCTURE:

    Scheduled 6 months of Text post for Twitter account (8 per day) and Facebook Page (4 per day)
    Scheduled 3 months of Picture posts for Blog (1 per day)
    Scheduled 1,5 month of Picture posts for Twitter account and Facebook page (1 per day)
    Set every new blog post to be shared on Twitter account and Facebook page and Google+ Page automatically
    Set all old posts to be shared on Twitter account and Facebook Page automatically (1 per day)

    Noted for ALL of the above the exact date for when the scheduling will finish, and prepared material for re-scheduling more new content when that time comes...


    DAILY TASKS:

    Pin every new blog post to Pinterest Account
    Send about 20 Retweets and 20 Favorites to every new blog post when it gets tweeted

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    What I need from you:

    I will share the URL of my blog, and in a few days I will "kill" the link: http://j.gs/4445574/sfh (I'm using this shortener because I can kill it later. I wanted to use a bitly link, but I can't kill a bitly link from what I saw)

    1. Comments: Check any blog post on the blog, and tell me your opinion, should I remove the blogger commenting system, or remove the Facebook commenting system?

    2. Youtube: Where can I find Legit videos that I can use for the Youtube channel? As this blog is a side-project kind of thing, I just want to easily get some videos to share on my Youtube channel, but I need it to be legit, because I'd like my blog to sail in calm waters, ban and problem wise.

    3. What else can I do on my blog to make it better? Loading times? Any tips?

    4. Monetization:
    As I mentioned above, I am monetizing only with Adfly popup ads at the moment, and I want to monetize with more and better thing. I'll probably remove the adfly popups eventually. However, until now, at least I make a few cents per month with Adfly, while Amazon and Chitika brought in nothing. Any tips on monetization??

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    Profit in April: $0.01314 - Adfly Popups

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    This journey won't be the most active, nor the most profitable, but it will be maintained and updated...

    At the moment, I'm reading on how to start selling on my blog, because I have like an eBook with jokes with PLR rights, so I want to set it for sale and somehow connect it with Paypal, and hopefully make the delivery automated too upon purchase. However, I also worry about any chargebacks - paypal limitations. My Paypal is my lifeblood, and I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT RISK losing it...

    Well, that's it for now...
     
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  2. cottonwolf

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    get self hosted mate
    g00gl3 will eat you
     
  3. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    I know, right, I know, you're right.

    But this blog, I love it as it is, and I need to try this. If google eats me, no biggie, I regularly backup, and I have hosting where I can move my site to if it comes down to it.
     
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    Very interesting. Good luck with your journey friend. I will be following along.
     
  5. Cyriac

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    all the very best for the journey =))
     
  6. spacezeus

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    Goodluck OP. What tools are you using to schedule those posts to social medias and share it?
     
  7. Scorpion Ghost

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    I'm using GrabInbox for text shares, TwitterFeed for new blog post shares, twitterfeed and Yahoo Pipes for old post shares, and Hootsuite for google+ shares.
     
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    Where did you find the content to schedule? And what tool you use for scraping it?
     
  9. Scorpion Ghost

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    I've never scraped any content.

    I just download packs from the internet. Image packs, jokes...
     
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  10. Scorpion Ghost

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    I just scheduled 3 months more worth of posts on the blog. 1 picture post per day.

    The blog's still making about 2-4 cents per month from adfly popup ads.

    Four days ago I put 3 Clickbank offers on the blog. 1 in the header and 2 in the sidebar. One of the ones in the sidebar I made it sticky, so it floats as the user scrolls down past it.

    I've had 3 clicks on the offers until now. No conversions.

    The blog's getting about 50-150 hits per day...
     
  11. YoLoSwaGMaAN

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    this seems interesting.....ive got multiple comedy instagram pages with a total of 400k follower counr....i was thinking of doing something like this and drive all my followers to my comedy site which is monetized through adsense....i wonder how much would i make monthly
     
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    Wish you all the best... but what about some design changes ? From my experience, I felt very uncomfortable landing on this. You may design this a bit more modern to reduce bounce rate.

    Especially about borders and slow css transitions.

    Hope this can help!

    Cheers.