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Journey to 50$/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by μελαγχολία, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. μελαγχολία

    μελαγχολία Junior Member

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    Hi guys,
    I'm back in this forum after a really long time away from IM, and I'm very determined to get back into the game and earn some $$$! I started out a couple years ago making money on Facebook (when it was way easier than it is today), earned a couple grands and then stopped for several reasons. I'm still at university and I'm supposed to get my master degree this year and, considering this, the moment when I'll have to find a job is getting closer and closer; I'd rather have a way to make money on my own than having to accept a shitty job just cause of necessity. Even if I don't earn a lot it could possibly be enough to allow me more time to find a job that I really like. Anyway, enough of this, and let's get to my plan.

    I set a target of 50$/day but not a specific deadline yet, cause I don't really know what a realistic one would be. I think 3 or 4 months could be enough if I keep putting the work I'm putting in the last few days. Im starting from scratch, both in terms of assets (domains, traffic, etc...) and money (that is, I'm just investing what is strictly necessary). I'm really a noob as far as IM is concerned, but I have great coding skills that allow me to automate most of the tasks I have to do with little efforts and I'm really confident that I can make it.

    Even though it may change in the future, as of now my plan is simple and only involves Tumblr as a way to get traffic. I made a bot myself which has some limited capabilities that are enough for me, and this is what I'm doing right now:


    1. Choose a niche and create a new Tumblr account
    2. Scrape hundrends of images from other related Tumblrs with the bot
    3. Schedule 300 (maximum allowed) posts into the queue again with the bot

    After this I basically have a blog running on autopilot for like some days. Besides that, I also make the bot follow 100~150 blogs per day and like/reblog stuff automatically. I'll repeat this process everyday, creating new account in several niches, and adding new content when the queue of the old accounts is empty. At the moment I'm more concerned about growing my followers base (since I just started a couple days ago) than looking for monetization opportunities: I don't have enough followers to make money anyway, and I'll get more into that when I'll have a decent amount.

    This is a screenshot of my most active blog right now:

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    It's a NSFW blog, I have two different blogs in two different niches and I'm starting to create a couple more in this very moment (as soon as I finish posting this).

    I think that's all for the first post, I hope this can be useful for people who are starting out like me, at least for a motivational point of view (as hopefully I'll start getting some results). I'll be posting in this thread as much as possible to report when there's something intersting. Wish me good luck!
     
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  2. bdove23

    bdove23 Junior Member

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    Good luck mate, stick with it for 6 months or so and see what happens.
     
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  3. himanuzo

    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    Keep updating this thread until you meet your goal $50/day. Good luck!
     
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  4. Nut-Nights

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    Whats your user-name meaning OP ? Best of luck with sales.
     
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  5. luxurybuyer

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    Good luck buddy ! Its looking good.
     
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  6. μελαγχολία

    μελαγχολία Junior Member

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    Thank you all guys! My username is the greek word for "melancholy", although I'm not greek in case somebody is wondering :D

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    Still no big updates yet, I'm just growing the blogs. I got 5 now, but I'm building more, improving the bot everyday so I have to spend less and less time spamming posts and I can create more blogs that run on autopilot. The first one that I posted the screenshot earlier now looks like this:
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    So yeah traffic is improving, but it requires time to get to a really nice amount of followers.
     
  7. Patriot Vegetable

    Patriot Vegetable Newbie

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    Best of luck my friend.
    God Speed!
     
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  8. amin99

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    Best of luck mate
     
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  9. heyholetsgo

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    are you monitized with adsense ?
     
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  10. μελαγχολία

    μελαγχολία Junior Member

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    I'm not monetizing it yet, I'm just trying to build a few more followers. I think I'll monetize mainly with AdSense but I'll also try some different methods, like CPA or PPD, not sure about it yet.
     
  11. topmm

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    good luck in your journey bro!
     
  12. Nightwatch

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    Your Tumbler bot sounds interesting... ;) Good luck on your journey!
     
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  13. μελαγχολία

    μελαγχολία Junior Member

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    I've been lazy and busy these last few days so I didn't update this thread. My blogs are still running and growing, although quite slowly. Biggest blog has ~400 followers while second best has ~300, they are basically growing at 50~70 followers per day. I signed up at Plugrush so hoepfully I can start monetize the adult blogs first and maybe see some cash flow in, just to motivate myself more. Anyway, since I just have a total of 9 blogs I'm gonna have to create between 2 and 5 new blogs per day until I have a sufficient amount, then grow them and then think about monetizing for real; it's probably take some time to get to that point.
     
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    Looking good, keep it up!
     
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  15. μελαγχολία

    μελαγχολία Junior Member

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    So, I finally set up a Wordpress blog containing adult pics and Plugrush ads on an unused domain I had. The domain name is unfortunately unrelated to the niche, but it was standing there with no use so I decided to go for it anyway. I'm not interested in traffic from Google at the moment so this shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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    This is the state of the main adult blog I'll try to bring traffic from. Still not so many followers but it's growing nicely. I've got one more, but it's still smaller, around ~100 followers, and I'll have to create more adult blogs focused on specific niches.
    Anway, I'll start promoting the Wordpress site and I'll be back in the next days with a few stats and, hopefully, a little cash :D
     
  16. μελαγχολία

    μελαγχολία Junior Member

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    First earnings in Plugrush: 0.02$ :D
    I've got a total of 3 adult blogs right now and most of the picture I share are pointing to my WP blog. Still, the big one had many posts in queue so I have to wait for those to get posted to see some more traffic. When I start earning a little more I'll have to immediately purchase a new hosting and domain, cause I just discovered that the one I currently use doesn't allow adult content, and I don't want my site to go down when I'm earning $$/day. As for now, I don't think they will realize it with such a small amount of traffic (20 UV/day on the blog).

    The other non-adult blogs (10 blogs for a total of 1.5k~2k followers) are still growing but I'm gonna let them grow more before thinking about monetizing (even cause I don't exactly know what to do with them right now).
     
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    Good luck, mate!

    Welcome back to this forum, and all the best for your Journey!

    Nice planning though!
     
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  18. μελαγχολία

    μελαγχολία Junior Member

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    So, yesterday I decided to do a little test and send some visitor to the site using an old fake Facebook account I had. I posted a bit.ly pointing to the site on my wall and got ~600 clicks on it. On Plugrush only 259 visitors, while Analytics shows a different number as well. Anyway I'm mainly gonna report numbers from Plugrush from now on anyway, cause that's where the cash is made. I made a total of 2.31$ with a 8.9$ CPM, which I think is quite good (but not sure if sustainable: somebody has info on this?). This means that I just have to send 10k visitors per day to make at least 50$ per day. I'm pretty sure that I can get pretty close to it in 6/7 months.

    Anyway, I also bought the new hosting & domain, finally related to the niche, and I'll send the new traffic to this new one as soon as it's ready. I'll also probably set up a bunch of subdomains for different "niches", but I'll write more about this when I'll have decided.
     
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  19. OnMGrind

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    just curious.. you say your a good coder... and you have this pretty much automated... how long would it take to learn enough coding to make a bot like you made?

    Is it likely they have bots similar to yours online?

    I'm a noob when it comes to coding. So I have no idea about this stuff...
     
  20. blackiesap

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    Good luck with your journey :) First I thought you are from Ελλάδα :D