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[Journey] Time to get back in the game, baby!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by LupusNobilis, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. LupusNobilis

    LupusNobilis Registered Member

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    Hello BHW! My name is Costinel, I am 23 years old from Romania. First of all let me say that I made this journal to keep me motivated, share some of the methods I'll use and why not, getting some tips from experienced people. I also apologize for the long text :D I'm no stranger to Internet Marketing. A few years back I was banking HARD from CPA and managed to make a really good living but 1 year ago I quit because of a depression & drug abuse, but I won't bore you with that. Now I realised that I've wasted 1 year of my life on useless things. And because of the lack of money I lost my chance to meet the one, an amazing girl that lives pretty far away. This got me really upset and I tried to get back into CPA but God, so many things have changed.. I simply can't make money anymore from CPA. So I decided to go Whitehat (well, sort of.. will get into that later), and try something else..

    The good ol' Adsense! Now, I have very little experience on Adsense. I only used it on some Youtube videos that went viral and I made a few quick bucks.
    I realised that Adsense is one of the most reliable income sources nowadays and with some twists you can start earning good money pretty fast.
    I won't set unrealistic goals, like getting to $500 a day in 2 months. Hell, in two months I want to get to a stable $50 a day, then I will scale my methods, invest and get to $100, $200, etc. But $50 a day seems like an achievable and realistic goal, and trust me in my country $1500 a month is a lot of money since things are pretty cheap here ($1 or less for a beer lol). Now let's get to the interesting stuff.

    I will NOT use SEO to generate traffic (maybe I'll do SEO too but not now). I was thinking about creating a website full of viral stuff, like viral videos, viral news, exagerated stories, even clickbait articles. I will get those stories from Buzzfeed, Liveleak, etc but I will re-write them or I'll use a spinner. The website will have a social locker that will require people to either share the article to unlock the story or like my Facebook page. See the catch? That will boost my traffic a lot. I will also create a Facebook page related to my website where I will post funny stuff, post links to my articles from time to time and why not, post pictures that we, intelligent people HATE, the ones who say (like if you agree, share if you love Jesus) got it? I will also use FB Ads to promote my stories and gain traffic + FB page likes. This way I will build a Facebook fan base, that is going to generate traffic for me by making it viral. So it goes like that: I'll make a post on my FB page saying something like "You won't believe what happened to this man after he.. blah blah", people will click it, they will get to my website where they are required to share the article and unlock the story, possibly their friends will do the same if they are interested in the story and so on. Easy traffic. Because who doesn't love crazy stories or funny shit, right? I see people sharing this stuff everyday on Facebook.

    Before I begin doing that, I will create a female Facebook account from USA (because I will mainly target US, UK, etc) and begin adding friends, then I'll invite them to like my page and I will ask them to invite their friends as well. Then I will start posting in groups to gain extra fans and once my community is big enough I can start doing the things I mentioned above.

    What I need:



    • A female Facebook account from the USA
    • Make a catchy Facebook page with funny and viral stuff
    • Add a lot of friends, post in groups, invite them to like my page, I'll use FB Ads too.
    • A domain & reliable host
    • Good looking Wordpress theme that needs to be mobile friendly too. It will cost about $50-$60
    • An Adsense account
    • A lot of time, cigarettes and coffee :)

    What I have:


    • Experience (I used to deal with a lot of viral traffic back in the CPA days)
    • Unlimited budget, but I won't do big investments at the moment.
    • Motivation
    • Before I finish this post, let me mention that I'm a perfectionist. I can't stand low quality stuff, I HATE it. So I focus on quality! I'm also an INTJ :D


    Well that's it people. By the time I wrote this, I already took action. I will start by creating that Facebook account and FB page. Don't expect big updates for now since I'm doing this from scratch. But I think I'll do fine since my CPA experience will help me a lot.
    Even if nobody posts in this thread, I will continue updating it, just to keep myself motivated and who knows, maybe someone will find this journey inspiring. If you got any questions, let me know. Also any advice is welcome!

    Thanks for reading,
    Lupus.
     
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  2. anilpendu

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    Good Luck OP .
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate!

    Dont you think having 'Share this to read the article' or 'Like my Facebook page' will drive away your traffic? Agreed many people will like it but it will also make many people leave the site once they have liked the page because if they come in again they will have to share the article, not many like that. What will you do about this?

    Also, Will you use only 1 account or have several accounts to join group? You'll do it all manually or use a software?

    Thank you and Goodluck!!
     
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  5. JasonGraham

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    Good luck, why only facebook?
     
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  6. smartboyhere

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    Best of luck for your journey..
     
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  7. LupusNobilis

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    Thank you everybody for your support!

    Yes, this thing crossed my mind as well. But I'll think of something. Perhaps I won't force them to share the article. I'll make a timed locker or just a locker that they can close without sharing or liking my page.
    At the moment I'll only use 1 account to see how things go. It's harder to manage more accounts and I prefer to do things manually for the best quality. After some time I'll use softwares too but I'll start with manual and quality work.

    Thanks! Well, Facebook has HUGE potential for viral traffic. You know, things go viral on Facebook pretty fast. And since I'll focus on viral traffic, Facebook and other social media websites seem to be the best option :)
     
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    I feel this only works until you do the grunt work each and everyday. The cycle never stops and once you stop then your income falls. Try to automate things and move forward.
     
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  9. LupusNobilis

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    Yes, I'm aware of that. But I finished school, I don't have a job and I can dedicate all my time to IM. As I said, I'll only do manual work in the beginning but later I will invest in softwares that do most of the hard work for me. I already have a complex plan in my mind and my guts are telling me that I will succeed.
     
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    Hey,
    Best of luck with the journey.
    You can use FB like Jacker from Shezboy to get likes on ur Fb page without forcing ur audience to like ur page. :)
     
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  11. LupusNobilis

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    Thanks for the suggestion! I was actually thinking of that but isn't it against Google's rules? I fear my Adsense account will get banned because of that
     
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    Good luck with this mate! Do you plan to use any other sources to drive traffic aside from fb?
     
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  13. LupusNobilis

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    Thanks a lot man! I'll start off with Facebook only, then I'll extend to reddit and other social media websites and hopefully SEO too, but later. I actually got some really good ideas about reddit. For example I'll make an article on my site about a certain celebrity, then I'll post the link to my article on a subreddit dedicated to that specific celebrity. That was just an example but you got the idea!
     
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    Wow! Perfect starting. In first starting you followed all rules. I also have knowledge about internet marketing, Social media marketing etc but now l learned a new things from you. I did it but I could not thoroughly follow the rules. Guys I wanted to know about your total starting costs. Please let me know it through PM.Thanks for your posts. Bye.......
     
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    but good luck anyway
     
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  16. LupusNobilis

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    Thanks for your reply :) Means a lot.
    At the moment I can't estimate the exact costs. I'll need to pay for a domain, host, premium wordpress theme, FB ads, some sim cards to make Facebook PVA and also some other eventual small investments. I think $150 - $200 would be enough to give me a boost. Once money start rolling in, I can invest more and more.

    Haha. Well it's not really unlimited. What I ment to say is that I saved a lot of money for a real life business BUT I can use some of that money for my online adventure. But I usually avoid spending the money I saved. They will help me a lot later in my life.
     
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  17. Tove

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    Good luck, FB ads are pretty expensive, you will need good targeting and still make good roi
     
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  18. LupusNobilis

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    Small Update


    • I just found a really AWESOME domain name. Pretty simple, straight to the point, easy to remember and catchy! .com as well.
    • Created the Facebook page. I mentioned that I'm a perfectionist so I created a SICK profile picture and cover image. Something that will catch people's eyes. It really, really looks professional. I created the page on an aged and legit account.
    • Now I'm going to create a girl account and grant it with admin rights to my page, gonna use that account to promote it.

    Unfortunately, I have to wait until tomorrow to buy the domain & host and start working on the website. Meanwhile, I'll promote my Facebook page.
    Have a nice day, people!