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Journey to $1000 a month through youtube and blogging

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Lordgahd, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Lordgahd

    Lordgahd Newbie

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    I'm 16 years old living in Australia and I'm looking to make some money online. I don't really have an exact amount but I'm hoping to get above $1000 a month after 2 months of work. My main motivation for this is to be able to move out at 18 and sustain myself

    Plan A
    I started making my first money on eBay shill bidding for just for fun. I wasn't really concerned with money, I just wanted to see if it worked. Surprisingly I never got caught.

    Plan B
    Then I moved on to selling game codes on eBay. It worked well. I doubled my money in the first week and made $60. I'm still unsure about this, apparently the buyers accounts(origin/steam) can easily get banned. If this is a myth I might go back to it.

    Plan C
    Graphic design. I went onto designcrowd and made $800 in the first week. I kept on going but I realised freelancing just isn't stable enough, from making $800 in the first week, after 6 months I only earned $1700 in total...I also hate crowd sourced freelancing because a lot of the time the client picks whatever they like and not really the best design. That's subjective but sometimes it's really obvious.

    Plan D
    I have a current YouTube channel, which I've had from the start, where I don't do any marketing at all. I also don't have an upload schedule or branding so it hasn't taken off. I realised my concept videos get a lot of attention with no marketing whatsoever. I uploaded an Xbox 720 concept and it got 40k views in a few months and it's on the 1st page of Google. The same thing happened with my iPhone concept which got featured on a lot of big news sites. Now I plan on building a niche YouTube channel around this and making adwords money.

    I just recently found blackhatworld and of course I'll be using the IM techniques to help build my channel. So far I've found a thread on how to get pinterest followers and It worked. I just did it as a test, so the account is useless. I'm going to use the same method on behance and I might try automating the process. Once my channel starts growing I'm going to build a blog in this niche using other peoples concepts and make some money. I also have a few contacts in this niche from freelancing so that will help.

    I'll post updates to this each week since making concepts usually takes 1-2 weeks. This is just one of many plans, Once I get this going I'll move on to all bigger stuff on this forum.
     
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  2. xpofkex

    xpofkex Junior Member

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    Good luck with your journey I will be tracking!
     
  3. xpesos

    xpesos Regular Member

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    This is nice plan, at least you have seen it working at some scale, I would recommend to also try Dailymotion..
    Upload your same videos there, it will surely bring some additional profits
     
  4. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Power Member

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    Whoa, you're 16 only? I'm 23 & seems like I'm lacking.
    That's a great plan. Wish you the best of luck! :)
     
  5. Lordgahd

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. I'm sure reason why there's more young people is because tech is becoming more accessible.

    Anyway here's my weekly update.

    Overall I didn't get much done, because of a small set back. I started the week of reading the forums mostly. Later in the week I found envato(website). I realised getting a broadcast package will make my videos a lot more professional. However, I need $50 to get everything. So I'm back to doing graphic design on designcrowd, hopefully, just for this week. I've also been working on branding and the script for my first video.