[Journey] My Journey to 500$ a day in the Movie Niche

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Hey everyone, this is my first journey thread and thought I’d share my I’ve done with the community. Since I was always one of them guys that say oh ill try that one day, I decided to just DO IT as you cant say you tried when you don’t start somewhere. So I was thinking of doing something to for some extra income and I have some extra time to thought I would build a website. I was always into the movie niche and thought I’d start there (I know everyone says its over saturated but oh well, won’t know for sure until I try for myself right? ;) ) here are the steps that I took.


The beginning step

So the first step I took was building a site. I have a wordpress theme that very nice, also has griffus dbmovies plugin built in to it so it’s very easy to add movies by year or title. I also built in my own auto embed so when I add movies or tv shows it auto embeds openload player and putstream player. After that I had to think of a name for my site, since I am trying to brand I wanted something easy and catchy and also domain name with easy to type and remember. I Also bought a couple domains that are similer to big movie sites and redirected them to my main site. Hoping this may help with SE traffic a bit. I added about 400 movies to start off. (tv shows take a bit longer but got the most popular added. Movies take seconds for 100s)


Hosting,Domain and payment method

After I had my site figured out and my log done, I had to get an offshore hosting and domain. The place I went to was pretty good price, I purchased a VPS with 6gig ram for 12$ pretty good deal really. Also don’t need a whole lot of bandwidth because I don’t host the movies myself only embed. I also have a vpn that I use pretty much as soon as my computers turned on. I got my domain from same place and got privacy protection on it as well, with fake name of course. Pay for all in Bitcoins so there’s no money trace. I set it all up on VPS and Domain and now my site is operational and good to go.


Getting Traffic


So with this part I kind of got a little lucky, I have friend that has FB page in movie niche with 80K likes. He made me admin so I can post trailers and the link to my site. I also made my own page and when I post, I post on my page then I share it to the main page with 80k likes. I get tons of likes and shares this way. So my own page is building audience quite nicely. Only downfall is most of my traffic comes from overseas. I’m steadily gaining more and more US and CA traffic though. 30% of my traffic comes from Philippines and 11% US. I’m currently only getting around 2000k a day. I also am working on SEO, Always working on that as I know it takes time to rank well in google especially in a competitive niche such as this one.


Monitizing

So after I started getting some traffic I figured it’s time to start monetizing. I Started with adding Popads and adcenter. (by the way u need an invite let me know). As i said I just kind of started so still learning and growing :s, I’m not making much profit yet. Made about .70 on pop ads http://prntscr.com/gff6bk and absolutely no sales on adCenter as of yet http://prntscr.com/gff76m but i WONT GIVE UP. Lol. I will be looking around at other networks as well testing them out and stuff. And it’s still a new website so traffic will grow and grow. I’ll be very happy when my first sale comes J.

I will keep journey updated if people are interested in the updates.
 

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Hey everyone, this is my first journey thread and thought I’d share my I’ve done with the community. Since I was always one of them guys that say oh ill try that one day, I decided to just DO IT as you cant say you tried when you don’t start somewhere. So I was thinking of doing something to for some extra income and I have some extra time to thought I would build a website. I was always into the movie niche and thought I’d start there (I know everyone says its over saturated but oh well, won’t know for sure until I try for myself right? ;) ) here are the steps that I took.


The beginning step

So the first step I took was building a site. I have a wordpress theme that very nice, also has griffus dbmovies plugin built in to it so it’s very easy to add movies by year or title. I also built in my own auto embed so when I add movies or tv shows it auto embeds openload player and putstream player. After that I had to think of a name for my site, since I am trying to brand I wanted something easy and catchy and also domain name with easy to type and remember. I Also bought a couple domains that are similer to big movie sites and redirected them to my main site. Hoping this may help with SE traffic a bit. I added about 400 movies to start off. (tv shows take a bit longer but got the most popular added. Movies take seconds for 100s)


Hosting,Domain and payment method

After I had my site figured out and my log done, I had to get an offshore hosting and domain. The place I went to was pretty good price, I purchased a VPS with 6gig ram for 12$ pretty good deal really. Also don’t need a whole lot of bandwidth because I don’t host the movies myself only embed. I also have a vpn that I use pretty much as soon as my computers turned on. I got my domain from same place and got privacy protection on it as well, with fake name of course. Pay for all in Bitcoins so there’s no money trace. I set it all up on VPS and Domain and now my site is operational and good to go.


Getting Traffic


So with this part I kind of got a little lucky, I have friend that has FB page in movie niche with 80K likes. He made me admin so I can post trailers and the link to my site. I also made my own page and when I post, I post on my page then I share it to the main page with 80k likes. I get tons of likes and shares this way. So my own page is building audience quite nicely. Only downfall is most of my traffic comes from overseas. I’m steadily gaining more and more US and CA traffic though. 30% of my traffic comes from Philippines and 11% US. I’m currently only getting around 2000k a day. I also am working on SEO, Always working on that as I know it takes time to rank well in google especially in a competitive niche such as this one.


Monitizing

So after I started getting some traffic I figured it’s time to start monetizing. I Started with adding Popads and adcenter. (by the way u need an invite let me know). As i said I just kind of started so still learning and growing :s, I’m not making much profit yet. Made about .70 on pop ads http://prntscr.com/gff6bk and absolutely no sales on adCenter as of yet http://prntscr.com/gff76m but i WONT GIVE UP. Lol. I will be looking around at other networks as well testing them out and stuff. And it’s still a new website so traffic will grow and grow. I’ll be very happy when my first sale comes J.

I will keep journey updated if people are interested in the updates.

Keep this thread updated, with stats updates. Cheers.
 

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Just a fair warning. I have a buddy in I think the Netherlands. He was running a Dutch Movie script site where he put up movies and tv series. It was by no means a big site. Well anyways, one day she disappeared from s for like a year, then finally re-emerged just recently and told me a story of how she got her house raided, computers taken and now has to find a way to pay off a $20,000 fine.

Make sure to keep safe - nothing in your own name - offshore hosting - prepaid or bitcoin - Also make sure if you are using a CPA network, that you are not receiving the payments in your name or own bank account.
 

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Great post. keep updating! and one question, which VPS provider do you use?
 

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Just a fair warning. I have a buddy in I think the Netherlands. He was running a Dutch Movie script site where he put up movies and tv series. It was by no means a big site. Well anyways, one day she disappeared from s for like a year, then finally re-emerged just recently and told me a story of how she got her house raided, computers taken and now has to find a way to pay off a $20,000 fine.

Make sure to keep safe - nothing in your own name - offshore hosting - prepaid or bitcoin - Also make sure if you are using a CPA network, that you are not receiving the payments in your name or own bank account.
you are right ODD he sould follow this steps to keep his life safe and secure also don't forget to use privacy while buying your domain and it should be an offshore one to avoid getting domain taken from you and the last thing make sure to backup your website (daily) in case hosting is deleted
 

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UPDATE:

so im still plucking away at it im up to over 100 clicks on ad-center and still no sales. also i ran into issues with my facebook page and it ended up getting taken down so lost out on 80K audience. that will set me back a bit. i have a FB page with 5k likes so will have to be careful with that one. Live and Learn i guess lol

What script do you use for your movie website?

send me pm and i will tell you, cost me 50$

Great post. keep updating! and one question, which VPS provider do you use?

WHICH VPS?THANKS~

there is a couple options blueangelhost ignores DMCA also so does Abelohost (heard they are good) blueangelhost you will get best deal for sure though. shinjiru is one of the safest but a little expensive and CCIhosting good cheap and bicoin for payment.


Just a fair warning. I have a buddy in I think the Netherlands. He was running a Dutch Movie script site where he put up movies and tv series. It was by no means a big site. Well anyways, one day she disappeared from s for like a year, then finally re-emerged just recently and told me a story of how she got her house raided, computers taken and now has to find a way to pay off a $20,000 fine.

Make sure to keep safe - nothing in your own name - offshore hosting - prepaid or bitcoin - Also make sure if you are using a CPA network, that you are not receiving the payments in your name or own bank account.

you are right ODD he sould follow this steps to keep his life safe and secure also don't forget to use privacy while buying your domain and it should be an offshore one to avoid getting domain taken from you and the last thing make sure to backup your website (daily) in case hosting is deleted

yes i am very careful, both my domain and hosting is offshore, i also pay for it with bitcoin and fake address and name. also domain i still pay for private so no info shared. I also log into social media and vps with a vpn, can never be too save. also where im from the top amount we can be charged for piracy is 5000$. also i plan on following a bit of DMCA untill i cant. if i get the odd takedown request i will simply delete it and live to fight another day :) my site only small and i know a few guys in the same niche with HUGE sites so i have advice i can fall back on if needed.

Im a little concered on the trafgfic that i will be generating now since my main source got cut back big time. also with ad-center. doean anyone else know of any other worth while networks to try? pop ads has generated me over 1$ so far thats for 3 days of traffic.

thats it for this update i will post back soon.
 

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Since you are not hosting anything yourself there should not be any problem with DMCA. I have sent you a good disclaimer page in your PM, the site using this has been around for years never taken down gets about 4-5m visits a month. It is dedicated to a specific region though.
 

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What if you do this but dont actually show the movies but instead trailers or something? Is your risk of being arrested gone or lowered?
 

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What if you do this but dont actually show the movies but instead trailers or something? Is your risk of being arrested gone or lowered?

No-one will care if you make a few G's streaming movies.
 

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Good luck bro! I started the same two/three month ago! I do not upload movies but i just link to them.
In the beginning i contacted the bigger website that talking about movies streaming website, most of them had a list, i just asked them to add mine as well. I am getting good traffic from them.
 

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Good luck bro! I started the same two/three month ago! I do not upload movies but i just link to them.
In the beginning i contacted the bigger website that talking about movies streaming website, most of them had a list, i just asked them to add mine as well. I am getting good traffic from them.

How much you making
 

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30$ in july (first month with ads), 100$ in august and let s see in the end of this month.. I am planning to open 5 more website. I just have to figure out a way to update all of them in the same time!

Did you do any seo? And backlinks and stuff
 
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