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[JOURNEY] Carreira's Journey to $450 a Week

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Carreira, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    Hello to all BlackHatters!

    I'm new here, and I dont know you guys yet - well actually I do, because I've spent countless hours reading all of the amazing info out there. But even so, you don't know me...
    I'm a Portuguese guy that suffers the effect of the financial crisis here. Let me sum this up:

    - I'm a Marketing and Advertising Major and I got a job when I left college (that job never paid me and I couldn't argue because I was on an internship)
    - I quit my internship and got hired to do it at another company as a PR Manager (that internship paid me $600 a month for the first 2 months, then they went bankrupt)
    - I thought to myself:

    "If I'm going to go down... I'm going to follow my dream!!"

    And so I committed myself full-time to Internet Marketing. I started freelance writing and I'm now earning about $650 a month.

    I'm loving the fact I'm making my living on my own terms and that I don't have a boss that complains around and DOESN'T pay me afterwards.


    This is my dream and I will make it!


    My Goal

    My Goal is achieving $450 a week - so $1800 a Month - and I will not stop until I can make it. I've got time on my side,

    I'm a full timer and I can work all day (taking small breaks to keep me motivated :D ).

    The Idea behind this post is that if I take an additional commitment here and declare my intentions, I'll be closer to my goal.

    It is also a good way to daily audit where I'm going!

    My "Actives"


    I Currently Have:

    - A 93 HubberScore Account on Hubpages

    - 36 Hubs

    - An oDesk and eLance Profile

    - A Fiver Account

    I will soon have:
    -A MicroNicheSite (MNS) I ordered from breakaway here on BHW

    -A Personal Domain to Showcase my Freelance Writing Work and to Sell my services from.



    Day 1 - Saturday, 29th Sept.





    What have I done today:

    - I wrote a Hub on HubPages

    - I made and sold a Fiverr Order (not taking into account because it was billed yesterday)

    - I continued reading BHW

    - I brainstormed

    - I created this thread

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    HubPages: $0.21
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    [B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]Day 1 Total: $0.21
    Week 1 Total: $0.21
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  2. myhomestartup

    myhomestartup Regular Member

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    I commend you for following your dream to be your own boss!

    Sounds like you now have a lot of free time!
    That can be a positive and negative thing. Great, because you can devote so much of yourself to something.
    And poor because it's easy to get un-motivated until you have a powerful strategy.

    Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders though!
    Build a couple passive income streams then focus on your freelance and you will be there in no time!

    You will be surprised how many opportunities show up when you don't focus on searching for opportunities! :)
     
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  3. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    I won't get un-motivated, I'm loving every step of the way! :)

    Thanks for your support! I'm currently trying to build some passive income streams. I'm trying to profit from ads, being it from adsense or another network so I can complement my freelance income.

    Yeah, I hope I get some my way :)

    Thanks again for your support and I will keep you updated.

    Carreira
     
  4. Quffs

    Quffs Junior Member

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    Subscribed :D
     
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  5. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    Thanks Quffs! Hopefully I'll inspire you :)
     
  6. mikemeth

    mikemeth Power Member

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    Good luck, avoid EMD's or if you pick them build more authority sites not just 5 pages of content.
     
  7. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    Why? Do I incur the risk of getting adsense banned? is that why?
     
  8. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    My "Actives"


    I Currently Have:

    - A 93 HubberScore Account on Hubpages

    - 36 Hubs

    - An oDesk and eLance Profile

    - A Fiver Account

    - An iWriter Account

    - A MicroNicheSite

    I will soon have:

    -A Personal Domain to Showcase my Freelance Writing Work and to Sell my services from.



    Day 2 - Sunday, 30th Sept.





    What have I done today:

    - I wrote a Hub on HubPages

    - I submitted several freelance writing applications

    - I submitted an iWriter Article

    - I continued reading BHW

    - I brainstormed


    [B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]
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    HubPages: $0.26
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    [B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]Day 2 Total: $0.26
    Week 1 Total: $0.47[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  9. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    My "Actives"


    I Currently Have:

    - A 93 HubberScore Account on Hubpages

    - 36 Hubs

    - An oDesk and eLance Profile

    - A Fiver Account

    - An iWriter Account

    - A MicroNicheSite

    I will soon have:

    -A Personal Domain to Showcase my Freelance Writing Work and to Sell my services from.



    Day 3 - Monday, 1th Oct.





    What have I done today:

    - I wrote some articles

    - I submitted several freelance writing applications

    - I submitted 3 iWriter Articles

    - I continued reading BHW

    - I brainstormed

    - I sold some Fiverrs


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    HubPages: $0.15
    MicroNiche: $0.01
    iWriter: $1.02
    Fiverr: $8 (two orders)
    Freelance Writing: $155
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    [B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]Day 3 Total: $164.18
    Week 1 Total: $164.65[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  10. Rojorab2

    Rojorab2 Registered Member

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    $8 from 2 fiverr orders? is that possible?
     
  11. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    Rojorab2, let's not forget fiver takes $1 out of the $5 as a commission! So it's $4 per order!
     
  12. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    My "Actives"


    I Currently Have:

    - A 93 HubberScore Account on Hubpages

    - 36 Hubs

    - An oDesk and eLance Profile

    - A Fiver Account

    - An iWriter Account

    - A MicroNicheSite


    I will soon have:

    -A Personal Domain to Showcase my Freelance Writing Work and to Sell my services from.



    Day 4 - Tuesday, 2th Oct.





    What have I done today:

    - I made some Fiverrs

    - I submitted several freelance writing applications

    - I continued reading BHW

    - I brainstormed

    - I wrote some freelancing jobs



    [B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]
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    HubPages: $0.14
    MicroNiche: $0.01
    iWriter: $8.91
    Fiverr: $12
    Freelance Writing: $72
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    [B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]Day 4 Total: $93.06
    Week 1 Total: $257.71[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  13. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    My "Actives"


    I Currently Have:

    - A 93 HubberScore Account on Hubpages

    - 36 Hubs

    - An oDesk and eLance Profile

    - A Fiver Account

    - An iWriter Account

    - A MicroNicheSite


    I will soon have:

    -A Personal Domain to Showcase my Freelance Writing Work and to Sell my services from.



    Day 5 - Wednesday, 3th Oct.





    What have I done today:

    - I made some Fiverrs

    - I submitted several freelance writing applications

    - I continued reading BHW

    - I wrote some articles

    - I advertised my services using direct mailing



    [B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]
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    HubPages: $0.21
    MicroNiche: $1.41
    iWriter: $2.43
    Fiverr: $4

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    [B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]Day 5 Total: $8.05
    Week 1 Total: $265.76[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  14. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    My "Actives"


    I Currently Have:

    - A 93 HubberScore Account on Hubpages

    - 36 Hubs

    - An oDesk and eLance Profile

    - A Fiver Account

    - An iWriter Account

    - A MicroNicheSite


    I will soon have:

    -An Authority Site

    -A Personal Domain to Showcase my Freelance Writing Work and to Sell my services from.



    Day 6 - Thursday, 4th Oct.





    What have I done today:

    - I made some Fiverrs

    - I wrote some Freelance Jobs

    - I registered an Authority Site

    - I wrote some articles

    - I outsourced some work



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    HubPages: $0.08
    MicroNiche: $0.13
    iWriter: $4.43


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    [B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]Day 6 Total: $4.74
    Week 1 Total: $270.5[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  15. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    My "Actives"


    I Currently Have:

    - A 93 HubberScore Account on Hubpages

    - 36 Hubs

    - An oDesk and eLance Profile

    - A Fiver Account

    - An iWriter Account

    - A MicroNicheSite


    I will soon have:

    -An Authority Site

    -A Personal Domain to Showcase my Freelance Writing Work and to Sell my services from.



    Day 7 - Friday, 5th Oct.





    What have I done today:

    - I made some Fiverrs

    - I wrote some Freelance Jobs

    - I worked on my Authority Site

    - I wrote some articles

    - I outsourced some work



    [B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]
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    HubPages: $0.09
    MicroNiche: $0.14
    Fiverr: $16
    Freelance Work: $50.04


    [/COLOR][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]Day 7 Total: $66.27
    Week 1 Total: $336.77[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  16. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    Everybody knows what my actives are so I'll mention the ones I added each week only:

    Added Authority Site


    Day 1 - Saturday, 6th Oct.





    What have I done today:

    - I made some Fiverrs

    - I worked on my Authority Site

    - I wrote some articles

    - I outsourced some work



    [B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]
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    HubPages: $0.19
    MicroNiche: $0.00
    iWriter: $4,58


    [/COLOR][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]Day 1 Total: $4,58
    Week 2 Total: $4,58 ------------ Last Week's Income: $336.77 -------- So far this Month: $341,35[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  17. willdunas

    willdunas Registered Member

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    Very nice. I started my journey last week 29th as you. So far I have earned $78 from SeoClerks. My goal is $600 by the end of the month. Will follow your success to see if I surpass your earnings. Best of luck.
     
  18. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    Yeah! Competition is always welcome! Let's get'em!

    BTW, Gonna try SeoClerks while I'm at it!
     
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  19. Carreira

    Carreira Regular Member

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    This week so far I've added:

    Added Authority Site


    Day 2 - Sunday, 7th Oct.





    What have I done today:

    - I made some Fiverrs

    - I worked on my Authority Site

    - I wrote some articles

    - I made some Freelance Writing



    [B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]
    Amount Made and Sources:[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B]
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    HubPages: $0.12
    MicroNiche: $0.00
    Authority Site: $0.05
    [/COLOR][/B][/B][/B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][COLOR=#FFFFCC]Fiverr: $4

    [/COLOR][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][B][SIZE=3][COLOR=#FFFFCC][COLOR=orange][B]Day 2 Total: $4,17
    Week 2 Total: $8,75 ------------ Last Week's Income: $336.77 -------- So far this Month: $345,52[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
     
  20. dmn99

    dmn99 Registered Member

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    Where are you getting this freelance writings?