1. This website uses cookies to improve service and provide a tailored user experience. By using this site, you agree to this use. See our Cookie Policy.
    Dismiss Notice

[Journey] My Journey to passive10k a month with Reddit

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by DMFD, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. DMFD

    DMFD Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Reddit.com
    Intoduction (you can skip this part)

    I've been reading Blackhatworld for years, and finally I have something to share about. Two years ago I've decided to start a company which would sell upvotes, make viral posts, and comments on reddit after reading one of the topics from this forum.

    It wasn't that easy to fool reddit, since they have great spam detecting algorithms and it was quite challenging to automate it. The accounts got shadow banned so often that I've decided to hire a few guys from my country, who'd post thing on Reddit and take part in different discussion. After we got more than 100 handcrafted high quality accounts, it was the time to get some money from our clients. And we did (and still doing) pretty well.

    Once they were good enough we started to automate them, creating some fake discussions and actively participating in different subreddits. A combination of manual and automated approach helped us to get more than 1000 high-quality accounts which are constantly in work for our clients.

    However, working with other people's projects for such a long time, now I realize that it is time to start something new! At the moment, my clients bring me about 6-10k a month, but that's not the income I am looking for since it is NOT passive.

    So, I decided to make a journey where I'll try to build a passive income, which would be more than my current income flow from clients. I am going to send updates about my client-based (active) and passive income about once a week, and hopefully the latter will eventually outweigh the former.


    Setup
    I have about 1000 high quality aged accounts with decent comment and posting karma on Reddit. A few days ago I bought a domain with Godaddy coupon (4 dollars for .com and privacy), setup wordpress site with Newspaper 8 theme (59 bucks) and installed a bunch of plugins (including Yoast Seo, Pretty links and wp-rocket). I am going to build a website about travelhacks and hope to use reddit traffic to boost SEO factors and gather a decent amount of subscribers.

    A lot of people are sceptical about Reddit traffic (and they are right), but for more than 2 years of work with my client's projects on Reddit, I can ensure you that great content always does its job very well!

    Travel niche is very saturated, but once again, we will use a twist and focus on high paying topics like credit cards. I plan to get a lot of traffic from travel related keywords, which are pretty easy to rank, and send people to more expensive ones.

    Monetization
    Credit card related keywords have CPC about 20-50 dollars according to Adwords Keyword Planner. Adsense should provide a good chunk of income, but that's not enough. Reviewing of travel gear + amazon links are gonna make a good job too. Plus, I have some additional ideas which I need to test during my journey.

    Current weekly income
    The previous week was very slow, I was able to get about 1830 dollars from selling my services. My current passive income is 0. The startup cost was 59 (newspaper theme)+ 4 (godaddy) + 5 (hosting on digital ocean) = $68 dollars plus about 30 hours of time for initial setup + keyword research.

    Let's see how far can those hand-crafted Reddit accounts bring me.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 25
  2. meosuper

    meosuper Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Thank guy for shared
     
  3. ancientaliens

    ancientaliens Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    286
    Occupation:
    Extraterrestrial
    Location:
    Scorpius Constellation
    With 1000 accounts, how many daily posts are you making?

    And how about cost of proxies etc?
     
  4. leet52k

    leet52k Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    65
    Good luck mate, hopefully you will make it :)
     
  5. xmagiceye

    xmagiceye Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    23
    Looks promissing, keep working hard and the passive money will come!!!
     
  6. faisalmaximus

    faisalmaximus Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,008
    Likes Received:
    131
    Occupation:
    Online Marketer
    Home Page:
    Thanks for sharing your starting idea, following you to see what happens, wish you all the best with your reddit accounts and wordpress site.
     
  7. Jiung

    Jiung Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2015
    Messages:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    1,411
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Living the IM Dream
    Location:
    California
    Good luck, am doing a lot of things with Reddit too.
     
  8. luisrenato

    luisrenato Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Yeahh good to know about your idea of sharing it with everybody. Much appreciated......
     
  9. Shannox Mahdi

    Shannox Mahdi Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Discord : Shannox #3584
    Good luck mate !!!
    following youu
     
  10. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    8,787
    Likes Received:
    5,402
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Hell
    Home Page:
    Reddit ? Best of luck OP :D you really need luck on this one.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. Fiesty0ne

    Fiesty0ne Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2017
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    Love Reddit as a marketing platform - I'll be watching this one!
     
  12. full moon

    full moon Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Author @SearchEngineLand
    Location:
    Cyprus, Nicosia
    good luck following this journey
     
  13. bloggersjoy

    bloggersjoy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    79
    Occupation:
    Freelancer
    Location:
    India
    Can you bring traffic to youtube videos? If yes, then start a youtube channel and direct your traffic there or else partner with someone who already has a youtube channel. I hope you will like my idea. I am also sending a PM.

     
  14. Luketheone1337

    Luketheone1337 Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Good luck my friend!
     
  15. Trained Wolf

    Trained Wolf Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    1,269
    Likes Received:
    218
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Content Writer and PBN Provider
    Location:
    Graveyard
    Home Page:
    Good luck mate on the success journey
     
  16. MisterF

    MisterF Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    17,673
    Likes Received:
    21,391
    Occupation:
    Conference Organiser, Business Advisor.,
    Location:
    JADIP
    Home Page:
    Will await updates on this. Good luck.
     
  17. fullwall3t

    fullwall3t Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    356
    Is there any bot that you can recomend? Also hoe many upvotes in your expirience has the post get to get viral in big subreddits like funny, aww, videos etc.
     
  18. DMFD

    DMFD Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Reddit.com
    1) 1-2 posts or comments in 10 days on 1 account
    2)3-5$ for one account for 1 month
     
  19. DMFD

    DMFD Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Reddit.com
    I dont know about bots, cause i make manual upvotes
    In huge subreddits you need 5 upvotes per 100k subscribers,
    The quantity may vary depending on the quality of the content
     
  20. DMFD

    DMFD Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Reddit.com
    As soon as i receive the statistics of installs, I'll write about promoting indie games to Steam with reddit