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Journey Into Tumblr for Making $10 a Day Passive Income Methods

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Xidex, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Xidex

    Xidex Junior Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm starting this journey thread for sharing my progress and methods using Tumblr as a main traffic source for some passive income. No big amounts but any little bit helps. Tumblr has changed a lot over time, but I've been using it for a few months and it's still a profitable platform. Right now my goal is simply $10 or more a day on autopilot.

    Tools
    Tumblr Queue Poster (to load images. Credit to Lordsenf)
    iMacro scripts (to semi-automate account creations)
    Private proxies (1 per account)
    Tumblripper (to rip images for niches)
    Scrapebox (for finding new images using the Google Image addon)
    Tumblr iOS app (to track tags and check trending tags)

    Revenue
    Plugrush
    (others will be used later)

    What I've done
    Research on popular tags/niches.
    Created 10 Tumblr accounts using the most active and best tags, some are NSFW.
    Scraped images using scrapebox and Tumblripper, removed unrelated and watermarked images.
    Loaded 250 images using the queue bot to last 5 days, added self-hosted site running Plugrush into caption and clickthrough.

    Todo-list
    More tag/niche research.
    Create more accounts for trending tags.

    Current earnings this week
    earnings1.jpg
     
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  2. Xidex

    Xidex Junior Member

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    Update
    Stats from my biggest Tumblr account which is a week old, had one post go viral with 400+ notes.
    tumbstats1.jpg

    Not too bad. Plugrush earnings from yesterday were $4.62.


    A while ago I tried using PPD with Tumblr and got a lead, so now I'm gonna experiment and try a different niche with PPD and Tumblr using Cleanfiles.
     
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    atosz33 Junior Member

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    You are just having "adult-related" blogs or SFW to? Does plugrush accept traffic from SFW blogs too?
     
  4. edgarcuevos

    edgarcuevos Junior Member

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    I thought plugrush was no longer allowed on tumblr. Heard of accounts getting banned using plugrush.
     
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    atosz33 Junior Member

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    He has a self-hosted (WP?) site, and plugrush accepts that.
     
  6. Xidex

    Xidex Junior Member

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    Currently most are adult related but they are not using adult tags (porn, nsfw, etc), and most of them I did not flag as NSFW because the images I'm using are non-nude.

    Plugrush only accepts adult sites, I'm using Tumblr as a traffic source to send to my self-hosted site.
     
  7. PakooPako

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    nicee! good luck with your journey!
     
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  8. edgarcuevos

    edgarcuevos Junior Member

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    Ah..My bad.
    Good luck OP with the journey. Driving traffic from tumblr is a good idea when it comes to hot chicks. :D
     
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    Lucaz21 Newbie

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    Good luck OP with the journey
     
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    Good Luck - Happy journey ! :plane:
     
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    Good luck on your journey man :)
     
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  13. spacezeus

    spacezeus Power Member

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    Good luck! Can you share how do you drive traffic to your tumblr? Thank you.
     
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    Voltzy240 Newbie

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    Wow man would love to hear more as you go on.
    add me on skype :) same name as here
     
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  15. Xidex

    Xidex Junior Member

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    Thank you for the support everyone, I appreciate it.


    I do tag searches on a niche and see how active a tag is and how many notes each post has, then I target those tags by posting 50 images a day relating to the niche and add my URL into the clickthrough and caption.



    Update
    Here's my biggest Tumblr blog stats after a week that I flagged myself as NSFW. Not nearly as good as my others.
    nsfwstats1.jpg

    I'll probably give up on NSFW flagged blogs and just keep one or two.

    Also here's some CTR stats from Plugrush today on one of my self-hosted sites.
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    syme00 Regular Member

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    Why do you want to give up with NSFW blogs?
     
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    Nice work, keep it up and keep scaling it up to maximize the traffic.
    I'm running pretty much an identical project myself by the looks. So feel free to pm and we can discuss ideas on how to maximize earning potential over skype some time as i'm always looking to partner up with someone in the tumblr grind.
     
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  18. edgarcuevos

    edgarcuevos Junior Member

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    Tumblr is discouraging all nsfw tags. Any tumblr blog with nude content is pretty much invisible unless you have a direct link.
     
  19. GhostPanda

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    They've made it harder yes, but for me things have actually improved since the changes due to not being heavily reliant on tags. With the changes you have to think of the audience reaction, what are people going to be doing to still find the content they were once able to find on tags and there will lay your answer.
     
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  20. Xidex

    Xidex Junior Member

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    Because when I flag them as NSFW they get much less followers, likes, reblogs etc compared to my safe mode blogs.


    Exactly, that's why I check tags that aren't invisible in safe mode tag search and target those safe tags by using non-nude images. I get much more activity this way.



    Update
    New earnings.
    plugrushstats2.jpg

    Biggest Tumblr blog stats.
    tumbstats2.jpg


    Also cashed out $37 from Plugrush. Found some new tags I want to target, will use TumblRipper/Scrapebox for gathering related images and get new blogs started today.