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[JOURNEY] TAP's back B!tch3s

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by theadultsplayground, May 24, 2012.

  1. theadultsplayground

    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    So months ago I decided to jump onto the Pinterest bandwagon and attempt to make some money.

    After at least a year of not bringing in a steady income from marketing and beating my head against the wall I decided enough is enough and I?m going to stick with this one method and then expand upon it and maybe just maybe get back to the mid four figure monthly income days (where I was bring in $4000+ month after month).

    I bit the bullet and purchased Pinblaster right when it was released because the price was right and although it?s not the most powerful pieces of software I own the support and frequent updates impress me.

    After getting the purchasing 10 Pinterest accounts with profiles and pics I started familiarizing myself with Pinblaster to determine what was the best way to utilize it.

    I ended up buying a domain name from namecheap.com and setting up a free image hosting gallery and then loading it up with about 20 pics I grabbed from Google Images. I copied and pasted the unique links to a text file and imported them into Pinblaster and started pinning all each image with each account thinking the more I pin the more traffic I would receive. WRONG.

    I figured maybe I am using the wrong types of images so I grabbed some more images from Google this time relating to food, adding them to my image gallery site and again imported them into Pinblaster, ran it again and patiently waited for the traffic to start rolling in. A few hours past and NOTHING. I waiting another 24 hours and I received a whooping total of six visitors.

    I again went back to the drawing board, parsed about 5000 images from one of my Commission Junction product feeds and imported in Pinblaster but this time the images did not exist on my website since Pinblaster will allow you to post to Pinterest with the unique url not existing (basically you just make the Pin Link your website or blog home page).

    I attempted to blast the 5000 images with 10 accounts with each pin delayed between 3 and 30 seconds and this is where things went completely wrong. I checked the campaign and site analytics the next day and low and behold I received about 100 unique visitors over a 12 or 14 hour period and then traffic came to a dead stop. I checked Pinblaster and log and behold I was getting ?Failed Login? on each on of my accounts. Logging in manually on the website it appeared that the pins and boards still existed but my account was suspended due to spamming. Basically not having the pin link point to a valid unique url is a No No. Back to the drawing board.

    I ended up adding a Amazon banner ad to my website which would displaying for each image path and this time I figured why not try getting Pinterest traffic from a Fiverr gig since it?s only $5 for me to test it. I ended up getting about 700 unique visitors with most of them U.S. traffic. 5 of those visitors converted to actual sales and wait for it?. I make a whooping .56 cents. That?s right folk the gig did not help.

    Back to the drawing board again (running out of chalk here) but I decided to purchase 50 Pinterest account so I could spread the load more and post more images. Ended up scraping about 400 images from the Food section of Pinterest and set up Pinblaster to basically post to Pinterest in a more nature fashion (15 to 90 minutes between each post and rotating between each of the 50 accounts). I purchased another domain and installed Wordpress so I could post images to the blog before posting to Pinterest.

    I have not added any time of monetization like a banner or adsense to the blog yet as I want to test if I can get a steady stream of traffic yet but so far today I have been getting a constant stream of visitors. If so then I?m going to purchase another 5 to 10 domains, rinse and repeat and then test which is the best way to make some money (CPA, Content Locking, Adsense, Clickbank product, etc).

    I'll be updating this thread quite regularly for those that have suggestions and questions.
     
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  2. Flinches101

    Flinches101 Junior Member

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    Good luck.

    Hopefully by the time you get 1000 posts, You will have established a stream of income from pinterest on autopilot.
     
  3. theadultsplayground

    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    Okay so I checked my traffic before I got to work this morning and over a 6 hour period I received a little more than 300 unique visits but the kicker is that most of the traffic was from mobile (iphone). This evening (of if I have time this morning) I am going to install a wordpress plugin that should present a mobile site to mobile users. Something like WPTouch (they have a free version so I'll try that first).
     
  4. mkstromin

    mkstromin Power Member

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    Yeah..i once had about 2k visitors from Pinterest and 80% came from mobile sources....So much lost traffic. I'm glad you're doing this. I have a natural repulsion for any type of social media site, be it twitter, facebook or pinterest. Let's see how this works out for you!

    Good Luck
     
  5. theadultsplayground

    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    so this morning I added the plugin that display the mobile site to mobile users and so far I have had 270 views and 5 clicks with adsense. It's funny because I have had a adsense site for years and never really pushed making money with it. I'll let it run until tomorrow and see what it nets me and depending on the results I'm going to deploy another blog.
     
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    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    Did not get a chance to update but as of today it looks like I'm going to close out the day with almost $50 in adsense earnings. One change I made was adding adsense to my non mobile version of the site and even though over half my traffic is mobile the majority of clicks come from the full version.

    I also think I need to diversify early on so I may need to look into other traffic methods like facebook or tumblr traffic.
     
  7. Flinches101

    Flinches101 Junior Member

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    Why not update?