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[Journey] - Internet marketing newbie's journey to $160 per day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Enix510, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Enix510

    Enix510 Registered Member

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    Hello guys and gals of BHW!

    With this thread I want to catalog my earnings, failures, and basically everything else that goes on with my quest for an online income. I will update daily with what I am doing and what I have tried/what works. I also would like to help out anyone that is new to making money online.

    About me:
    My name is Michael and I have been trying to make money online for around 6 months now. I am 23 and am currently taking college courses. I want to eventually be able to make a living online and since $160 per day would be $20 per hour at an 8 hour job I picked that goal.

    The main reason I am doing this is that I have social anxiety. For those of you that don't know what SA is, it is a kind of phobia in which I have trouble being in social situations, whether it be going to the store or even talking to someone on the phone. I didn't even know I had it until a year ago, and I have been trying to overcome it since then. I also am in a major I hate and have no idea what I want to do if I changed that major.

    Enough about me, now onto what I am doing to make my goal become a reality!

    What I am doing:
    When I first started online 6 months ago I made a single website that was formed around a popular trend on reddit at the time. I am not sure if any of you remember cat facts daily, but I took that concept and made a website on dog facts daily. For some reason I thought that I could bank on this one trend on reddit...but boy was I wrong. To date I have made around $50 from ads on that website, and now I am averaging between $4-$6 per month from it. I have given up on that website for now but plan to go back to it eventually.

    My main source of income online right now is from Internet Marketing through email lists. If you haven't read the email list thread yet here it is: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-money-email-lists-my-40k-month-strategy.html
    It has everything you need to know on how to start your own email list. I learned everything from reading that thread so I highly recommend it. I have an email list of around 500 right now but am starting over with a new approach since I have blasted that list too much.

    I plan to start making a blog that will gather emails so that I have another means to collecting them. I currently use facebook and craigslist to get leads, but you can also buy solo ads (much more expensive though).

    I would also like to start a few micro niche websites and see how that goes, I have read a lot about them on this website.

    My earnings, starting today (8/6/12):
    My new email list size: 10 (+3 today)
    Clickbank: $65.60
    Ads: $0.04

    My Total Earnings Online:
    Clickbank: $260
    Ads: $50

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone on BHW that has helped me reach this so far, this is a great community and a great website! If you have any questions feel free to ask!
     
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  2. tchashow

    tchashow Power Member

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    Nice! I had a hard time with clickbank when I tried it. I hope u succeed :)
     
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  3. Enix510

    Enix510 Registered Member

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    Thanks! I have heard a lot about people having trouble with clickbank but I have been fine so far considering where I got a lot of my traffic before. I tend to try to find people that aren't as knowledgeable so they won't refund as often with clickbank.
     
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    Good luck mate!
    I hope you will overcome your SA very soon when you mass $$$ :)
     
  5. AmbitiousUnknownGuy

    AmbitiousUnknownGuy Newbie

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    Good to see some developments in your goal - Clickbank can be a tricky one but if you grasp it well you could certainly see good profit being made on a return.

    Keep going.
     
  6. Enix510

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    Earnings For Today (8/7/12):
    Email list: 14 (+4)
    Clickbank: $0.00
    Ads: $0.01

    I didn't have much time to get leads today since my monitor died on me, going to go at it tomorrow. I'm not surprised at my clickbank earnings, my list is still small so the sales will be irregular. I am going to start on my niche sites over the weekend and set up my autoresponder for 2 months worth of emails. I'll update again tomorrow!
     
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  7. Enix510

    Enix510 Registered Member

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    Earnings For Today (8/8/12):
    Email list #1: 20(+6)
    Email list #2: 1(+1)
    Clickbank: $0.00
    Ads: $0.00

    I made a separate email list for a standalone product that I created a website for, going to see how it goes. I am going to make my first fiverr gig soon also, just need to figure out how to make a report that I can send to buyers once I am done.
     
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    mangobajito Power Member

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    Subscribed and following mate
    I know you got some success in 40k email method with ppc
    Looking Forward
     
  9. Enix510

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    Hey dude, I remember talking to you in the 40k email list thread! Hope everything is going well with you. :D
     
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    I've been looking into starting Email List marketing, but I think I'm gonna be using CPA instead of Clickbank, but its all very relevant! Good luck in your journey, I'll be watching! :)
     
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    Subscribed and following :)
     
  12. Enix510

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    Earnings For Today (8/9/12):
    Email list #1: 25 (+5)
    Email list #2: 3 (+2)
    Clickbank: $0.00
    Ads: $0.01

    Not much went on today besides me trying to figure out how to make a report with links to facebook comments for my fiverr gig... and I still haven't figured that out yet. I didn't get many new email subs today which has me a little down, most of them were from last night. I am still only using FB to get leads for my lists, I really need to get back to using CL and backpage.
     
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    Earnings For Today (8/10/12):
    Email list #1: 31 (+6)
    Email list #2: 5 (+2)
    Clickbank: $0.00
    Ads: $0.01

    Got a bit done today. Put up two fiverr gigs and am waiting for my first buyer with those. I have also noticed something with my adsense website, it seems to jump between #8 and #12 for its main kw which shows with mt earnings. This week it has been in the #12 spot but I am not doing anything with it so I shouldn't expect much. I'm going to eventually buy backpage bot pro so that I can start posting there, I just need to get the $99 in paypal first. I think once I start using BP I will get a lot more subs to my email lists. Hope everyone is doing well!
     
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    Earnings For Today (8/11/12):
    Email lists: 35 (+4)
    Clickbank: $0.00
    Ads: $0.29

    Today was another slow day, I am trying to advertise my fiverr gig and get enough money so that I can buy backpage bot pro. Looks like I got a click on one of my ads for my dog site. Not much else to say, kinda took today off since I have been spending a lot of time trying to get stuff to work online.
     
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    Earnings For Today (8/12/12):
    Email lists: 39 (+4)
    Clickbank: $0.00
    Ads: $0.23

    Did some research today on various subjects. I also added a bunch more emails to my autoresponder so I don't have to worry about that for a while. Still no orders on my fiverr gigs, gonna have to start advertising it somehow.
     
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    Hey Michael! I just found this thread and it's so funny you've been so nice to me over messages and I just found out you're 23 also.
    Would like to talk more to you, do you got skype?
    Anywho, seems like you're doing good bud!
     
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    Earnings For The Last 3 Days (8/13-8/15):
    Email list: 55 (+16)
    Clickbank: $0.00
    Ads: $0.03

    Sorry about the lack of updates recently, it has been very hectic over here and not in a good way. I am still planning to start a few MNS sites and am also looking to sell solo ads since my older list is over 500 and gets around a 3% click rate. The main thing that is holding me back right now is funds and me making excuses....ok it is mostly the latter. I'm trying to find a good place to sell solo ads, so far I have found safe-swaps but I have to pay $30 a month just to use it. I've been really down these past few days so I am trying to work through it and actually DO something. Hope everyone is doing well!
     
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    Earnings for Today (8/18/12):
    Email list: 67 (+12)
    Clickbank: $22.54
    Fiverr: $4
    Ads: $0.01

    Today was pretty good, made a CB sale and also made my first Fiverr sale on one of my gigs. I've been doing some research on MNS and selling solo ads which are my two big projects right now. I will try to keep this as updated as possible, doesn't seem that many people are interested but I will update for those that are. Hope everyone is having a great day!
     
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    I am interested! how did you manage the clickbank sale? through the email marketing? or just someone landing on your squeeze page?
     
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    I made the CB sale from my email marketing campaign. After they sign up the first email they get has a "special offer" in it at the bottom and that is where the sale came from. I am also setting up a oto which will hopefully bring in a little bit more money.
     
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