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Journey to $2000 and Beyond! A Tale of One IM'ers quest for self sufficiency...

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Kidmars19, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Kidmars19

    Kidmars19 Registered Member

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    I've been around this forum for quite some time now and have finally decided to take action and initiative! My goal is to reach $2000+ in internet marketing as well as to create a sustainable and consistent stream of income to support me while I chase my dreams :cool:. In case your wondering I'll be using the initial $2000 to purchase video and music recording equipment as well as to start saving towards a security deposit on my own place. I'm starting at $0 and will be using three methods to achieve these goals.

    M1. I'll be mturking roughly 2-4 hours a day ($10-30 a day) so that I can have some basis of an income to fund the next two methods and pay for any and all start up cost, needed equipment/tools the immediate growth of these two methods will require.

    M2. I will be building and promoting a local real estate website as a tool to market credit report and background check offers. I'll be using GoD (get offers direct) as my network. This method was created by SquirlyNutz and can be found in the making money subforum though it'd be easier to just google search "Blackhatworld Make $4000 / a month working 1 hour per day" if your curious. I'll be putting a few twist on this method by building custom hyperlinked image/video ads that hopefully won't get picked off by adblockr :nervous:, as well as finding and posting listings that haven't already been posted in the classifieds to optimize traffic. I'll be using my mturk profits to purchase hosting, seo gigs, etc... Long term, once this site becomes a sustainable source of income, I'll train and outsource the tedious portions and begins expanding into other cities in my state.

    M3. I will be uploading roughly 100+ cam videos to xvideos. For those unfamiliar this is the "Make $70-100 a day" method that gets rehashed a lot on the making money subforum. I'm using Chaturbate as my affiliate and as a minor twist will be uploading videos from cam girls that are exclusive to Chaturbate. This way, at least in my mind, my conversion numbers will increase because when my potential leads visit the camsite my domain name links them to they're going to be able to see the cam girl from the video they just watched live or at least be able to see/find her profile and when she'll be on versus being baited and switch. Long term, (because this method forces you to be in that mind site profit wise) once this method can provide a sustainable source of income, I plan to:

    A. Purchase a video uploader to automate the process of uploading videos to tube sites
    B. Purchase a script (or have one built) or software to automate the downloading/site ripping process
    C. Build/Have someone build a cam tube site under my domain to maximize profits/traffic. That way I can have multiple forms of income streaming in from my tube site (ads, chaturbate conversions, etc...)

    For now, those are the three methods I will be using to go from $0 to 100 ***** real quick!!! No but seriously, those are the methods I will be using to reach my goal of $2000 and build a sustainable income so I can get my own place; living with your mom at 23 isn't what it's cracked up to be. After I've auto-piloted method two and three (no longer having a need for method one) I'll start journey number two as I continue on the path to true financial freedom!
     
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    Kidmars19 Registered Member

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    Day 1

    Crazy couple of days with my personal life kinda putting my journey on the back burner temporarily but none the less I'm back and ready to get started. Today I plan to: Upload 100 videos to xvideos, Download another 100 to upload tomorrow, making 10 or more dollars mTurking and finish pulling listing for my website. I'll post back later tonight with an update on my progress.

    Mturk: $0
    Uploading Vids Method: $0
    Real Estate Method: $0
     
  3. Automated

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    Good luck - hope you get a place of your own soon.
     
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    Bookmarked your thread! Wish you the best of luck reaching your goals. What is your music and video recording equipment for ?
     
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    Kidmars19 Registered Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the well wishes!

    Glad your following my journey and thanks for the well wishes! The equipment is for me to record my own music and shoot my own vlogs/music videos!
     
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    Day 2

    Reallying hitting a stride on mTurk so I'll probably be turking for most of the day. Currently at 19.95 for the day. Plan to finish out in a few hours so I expect to pull in 50-75 dollars today on mTurk. I'll then be able to purchase two additional domain names to start a crackrevenue campaign alongside my chaturbate campaign as well as promote the revshare program for chaturbate. To maximize my videos I'll probably upload 100 videos to three different sites. Pornhub, Xvideos and Xhamster. I'm thinking I'll be rotating my workload as well. By this I mean on Mondays mturk while uploading videos, the next day working on my real estate site while downloading videos, then back and forth each following day. I'll report back with results later on today!
     
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    Bookmarked. Keep watching your journey.
    Best of luck :)
     
  8. LinLicker

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    Hey good luck with your journey. I used to turk also. A LOT. It's really hard to get back into though. I was able to have a few $100+ days, but now whenever I get on, I make a dollar or 2 and then I'm done.
     
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    Thanks! I've had my mturk account for a couple years and have been turking on and off for the same amount of time. I have access to some pretty solid hits so I typically just wait till a good one pops up and go at it! I tend to look for hits that payout at least .15 and have high numbers of hit availability. I find that once you've done 1000 hits really good hits open up. Also don't be afraid to take qualification test or request qualification. Currently at 146 hits pending of this .15 per hit. Figure I'd knock out as many as possible. Will post a screenshot of my final number as well as videos uploaded around 9-10. Tomorrow I'll post screenshots of my website.
     
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    Still mturking but here how far I've gotten. I took a break to cook and eat and am now back at it. The number pending should be multiplied by .15 (how much each pending hit is worth) to get the total amount of pending cash I'm currently at!

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    Day 3

    While going through my email found an invite from Appen and was able to reset my login info so I'll be cycling between mTurk and Appen to generate income for startup cost or any products/scripts/etc... that will help initially lighten my workload/maximize profits. I'll be pulling down listing today and will probably upload videos tonight. I'll post screenshots for my website and current traffic numbers for my chaturbate campaign later today as well!
     
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    Scrath that Appen hits ******* suck lol, at least from the perspective that I can make much more doing SIMILAR hits on mturk without the weird stipulations of requiring you to spend an unspecified amount of time on each hit or else you'll get booted and won't be able to start back up until the next day. On top of that there are probably about ten hits in total, all of which don't pay that much, once again, in comparison to mturk, but require you to take qualification test and/or training to complete. Imagine if you had to take a qualification test and training to get access to the weak*** Jon Brelig receipt hits on Mturk? Anyways, my prefered hit on Mturk (.15 for drawing boxs and making labels, can be done in 30 seconds - 2 minutes depending on how fast you type and your level of care/honesty lol this is blackhat after all and with this particular hit they aren't even checking them when you turn them in because the system they have in place pretty much ensures you have to, in some form of fashion, complete the task accurately before you can submit it) has been refilled so I'm going to knock a bunch of those out. I should probably upload videos and pull listings first though as I usually find it hard to stop turking once I get started. Plus there are almost 5000 up so I should be fine for a few hours. I post some goodies later on! Thanks again for following my journey!
     
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    Quick update! Hits have been approved! Roughly 3 hours of work netted me $35 bucks for that day! Think I need to kick things up on that end and shoot for 4-6 CONSECUTIVE UNDISTRACTED hours and maximize my turk profits to $50-75 a day. Might need to invest some profits in switching up/enhancing my nootropic stack so I get better focus lol. So far so good!

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  14. LinLicker

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    Hey I'm all for spamming shitty paying hits on mturk (not saying i've done it :p ) but just be careful. If the autoapproval time on those hits is low (1 second, 30 seconds, 1 hr) I'd say go for it and just risk getting a block. But if not and you do like 1000 of them and then the requester happens to start checking and mass reject all of them, your whole turking "career" could be over. your approval rating will go down and it will take a long time for you to get it back up. Which would suck since this seems to be the way you're getting income for your IM projects.
     
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    No your right but I've been scouting them for quite some time. Plus I'm not spamming. The hit basically requires you to draw a box around an object and describe the image inside the box. That's exactly what I'm doing so in that aspect I'm not spamming, I do exactly as the hit entails. I've just found a way to use specific hotkeys to expedite the process so that a 1:30-2 minute job takes roughly 30 seconds. Plus, the protocols they set in place are what effectively work as they're checking method as the hit contains 10 instances of the same image and your supposed to draw ten boxes and describe 10 objects (if possible) or the same object(s) with different wording. They also require 4-5 words per instance or else it won't get accepted altogether. I was honestly being more fasticious with my statement than anything else. Regardless, I was cleared an hour ago for 237 hits that I turned in yesterday so I think my hunch about them is correct. I tend to tread lightly anyways when I have an oppurtunity to turn in this many hits because as you said taking a hit like that could effectively cause you to bottom out and for the sake of this journey and those who would look to follow in my footsteps it's in my best interest to do so. Don't worry, I got this lol
     
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    lol! Good. I was just making sure. I've seen people get hundreds of rejections at once. It's not fun. Especially when it's you're only source of internet income.
     
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    Took some nootropics and ate dinner so I'll be zoned out and turking for the rest of the night. Xvideos and Pornhub are giving me the business about uploading my videos so instead here are some screenshots of my website. Just have to finish pulling listings and add them to my site then I'll be ready to go live Monday.

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    The homepage and listing page were to large and I don't really feel like doing the conversion atm. I'll post them in the morning. Also on the second image (page) the ad at the bottom looks weird because it was in the middle of a transition when the screenshot snapped.
     
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    looks interesting keep it up i am following you
     
  19. jamesshaffer25

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    real estate website has been built?
     
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    Yes for the most part. I built it using Serif Webplus 7 (even though I have 8 installed on my laptop :)s) and based it off a couple of real estate templates from themeforest. I only need to update the listings page with actual listing and update the individual listing pages with said listing information. At 40 listings a day I'd say this process will probably take me four consecutive hours a day. In the future I'm going to have it rebuilt through wordpress and have a database built to make updating the website easier but for now just working with the tools I currently have at my disposal. It should go live Monday once my withdrawal from Amazon Payments (mTurk) goes through.