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Journey to become a succefull internet marketeer!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by swaggerboy, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. swaggerboy

    swaggerboy Registered Member

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    Hello BHW,

    I'm starting a journey for my Humor Content website to track progress, become familair with the community of BHW and to motivate me in the process. But let me first start with who I am and why this project.

    As of right now I'm a resident in Amsterdam following the study Information Science. Other interests except for IM are Poker and Sports. Ive had some succesfull websites in the past but these were out of data and we need a new cashcow, right? So for me the question was what Niché and how were we gonna realize this. I had a hard time finding a niché. Next to that I was getting familair with Facebook and Twitter marketing for a wordpress of a client of mine. I decided I want to make a humor site since this get's you familair with facebook and twitter quik and it builds alot of traffic. Like this I can also get used to making small tweeks to increase the conversions. So when that was out of the way I decided to get a host with Westhost and put my website online. Currently Im using the Me Gusta theme of Cosmothemes but I find it quite slow.

    What are my Goals? My goal is to make this website succesfull in terms of earning money and the automatisation behind it. The idea is that eventually with enough active users the site will run on itself.

    Shorttermgoals:

    100 Likes Facebook
    500 Likes Facebook
    1000 likes Facebook
    10K likes Facebook
    50K likes facebook
    100K+ likes facebook
    100 followers Twitter
    500 followers Twitter
    1000 followers Twitter
    10K followers Twitter
    50k followers Twitter
    100k followers Twitter
    Earn 2 Dollars a day
    Earn 5 Dollars a day
    Earn 10 Dollars a day
    Earn 20 Dollars a day
    Earn 50 Dollars a day
    Earn 100 Dollars a day

    Ok, these goals should keep me on track.

    I installed a couple of plugin's which autopost everything to my Twitter and Facebook page. I also installed two plugin's which let me mass upload pictures and then makes every picture a draft which can get autoscheduled for posting each hour with a featured image. This should save me some time every day. My plan is just to browse the popular meme sites and get content off it I find funny. I will make sure my website always has a feed going on. This is important!

    As for the twitter and facebook marketing. I suppose these should get me all my traffic. Im using Tweetadder where I will follow and unfollow 500 people every day. As of right now I got 8 followers for twitter and 5 likes for Facebook. I think facebook should come by itself. After a couple of days I might buy a Fiverr service for likes and followers to let my pages look more legit.

    I'm gonna update here every day after I did my daily tasks. Also I will keep working on the website. I find it very interesting to talk about this Niché with people who're familair in here so PM me or give a reaction on this thread.

    Have a nice day.
     
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    You live in Amsterdam? Start a coffee shop.
     
  3. swaggerboy

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    Thanks for the advice. I will take it in consideration.
     
  4. swaggerboy

    swaggerboy Registered Member

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    I've kept the site update for now. Posting a funny meme/picture every 1.25 hours. Every day I take a look for a small portion of pictures posted on *****, 9gag and reddit.
    Next to that I ordered two fiverr Gigs to get some followers and likes for my twitter and FB page. For the Facebookpage Im trying to get some genuine likes with Addmefast. As for Twitter Im following about 500 people every day with Tweetadder. My goal is to build a small list of followers on twitter which will generate some traffic.
     
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    Are you commenting other humor pages as well to get likes?
     
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  6. swaggerboy

    swaggerboy Registered Member

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    I'm not actually. That's a nice tip. I will try that out right away
     
  7. swaggerboy

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    As for today and yesterday I've again updated all my images. I'm making sure that there is a constant stream of fresh content on my website 24/7. Every 1 hour and 15 mins there will be uploaded a new picture. Most of them are memes. Also I've had a little bit of social activity and that's what I want to see.

    Right now Im making a small sketch of how I want to change my website. This will require me to learn a bit more about CSS and Ive not changed themes yet before in their code so this will be a nice challenge for me. Things I want to change are:

    - I want users to share my posts and not like them. I think this is vital for the viral effect.
    - Im looking at some social plugin's and I might wanna add a small pop-up on the bottom right corner for facebook and add a social widget to my right sightbar. I want this to look nice since I dont want to put too mucn emphasis on this widget.
    - I want to change the design of my background. If someone got's tips for some nice, simple looking background designs let me know. having a hard time finding any of these. Most are just a bit too much. I want it simple.
    - I wanna delete the poststamp, the user who posted it and the comments. I think this is irrelevant to the user.

    And next Im thinking about a nice way for the user to scroll through the pictures. The theme includes some Hotkeys for that so I want the user to know he's able to scroll through the content. Right now Im thinking about a smooth way to do this.

    Will kee you guys updated on the progress. It's saterday so I got some free time on my hands.
     
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    Hi Op, interesting journey, how do you think you would monetise it?
    I think adsense is not a good fit for humour niche
     
  10. swaggerboy

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    Ive thought alot about the monetising. Basicly I first had in mind to also post video's and advertise on those. That will however be a project after this one since you can make a nice bunch of cash with it. My main goal is to get a very big flow of customers and get it from the adds and maybe hook up with café press and sell some t-shirts on there also.
    I think if you can get some original prints on t-shirts you can dropship those. But first I just wanna get a nice revenue out of adds. The site is just a project for me to get started again and if it makes a couple of bucks on auto-pilot each month that's fine. But I might be aiming higher then that.
     
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    Don't buy any social media shit from Fiverr. Fake, no interaction and makes your page look empty (high likes, low "talking about this")
     
  12. swaggerboy

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    Thanks for the advice. Already found this out soon enough. But it was mainly to get some authority for my page. Can you recommend any good Gigs here on BHW who do have user interaction? Because I must say the first few steps in getting some traffic are hard and I wanna speed up this process since its a exponential one. Should give me alot more profit on the long run
     
  13. swaggerboy

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    Ok, so today and yesterday night have been pretty exhausting. Though I still got alot on my plate I decided I would work on the design of the website first. Tweaks that need to happen is:

    - Make a fixed header with a small menu on the top.
    - As told before: New facebook share buttons and delete some rubbish around the post like date stamp which is not needed.

    Now I do have some expereince with HTML, CSS and basic Python. I thought it was just configuring some code in the theme, right? Unfortonaly it was not so easy. I soon found out how the wordpress themes are made and they're filled with PhP code right into the HTML. Now I can actually read a little bit of it but most I cannot. And I just cannot stop before this is done. So last night and this morning were exhausting. Ive installed dreamweaver and Xampp and made local server to start editing my theme. Next to that I'm starting a PHP school on w3schools tomorrow so that these changes will go fasther in the future.

    Also if anyone here gots some expereince with wordpress theme customizing and wants to help me out make a few minor adjustements to theme I would be very gratefull for that ;)

    Edit: and I made my first purchase on BHW here after Snckr his advice. I bought 1k 'very high quality' followers for 2 dollars which all seems to be genuine if I believe the poster. So I'm curious if they're just again some very well made fake profiles or that they're really active. Let's hope so.
     
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    How about getting a content locker? :D
    Good luck with your journey mate!
     
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    I would suggest to buy some tweets and likes at first, not too much, but some to make your page looks more social .

    Do you think of using pinterest? Maybe not fully auto pilot, but pin blaster would make any work with pinterest super easy. I think humour picture maybe a good fit in pinterest

    Just my 2 cents . Cheers
     
  16. swaggerboy

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    So I've hired a wordpress developer to make some small changes to my website. He made a nice fixed header which makes it look alot better and cleaner.

    I did get some bad news a couple of days ago. I got a e-mail from twitter with the warning that my account was banned because of aggressively folllowing people. I was a bit out of line but got away with it on another account. So Ive sent some emails and hopefully it will get me unbanned.

    As far as for the facebook likes I ordered on BHW. I got alot of turkish ones but they're not that active. I have to agree that it does let my page look empty since there's no social activity but I do have 7k likes. It's very suspicious and I regret buying it. I've also been looking for some guides on how to get a facebook fanpage off the ground. If anyone knows a nice topic about that, let me know.

    I've also made an account on pinterest. Im gonna try that out
     
  17. swaggerboy

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    Hello.

    So it's been a while since I've updated in here. I was already promoting the website while I still wanted to make some minor adjustements to the template. Now that all has been done I stripped the whole template. It's looking very clean and with no advertisements yet.
    My first problem is that I was getting a quite nice twitter page with tweetadder but it was banned. After it went live again I had to add a phone number through long code but after sending already 5 times the same text it's still not working. So that will come soon. A pity though. As for facebook it's alot harder. I've tried sending Humor pages a request to trade some status updates, not a single response till today. I've bought likes, I've done sharing likes, I keep promoting my viral images from reddit, 9gag, etc. but also these don't really go viral.

    It all seems 10 times harder as I imagined but when I have a good start with some followers promoting my content I guess it's just a matter of making sure the website stays updated. If someone wants to do some facebook fanpage share or anything in that context then please do sent me a PM ;)
     
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    Great journey.. best of luck bro.
     
  19. swaggerboy

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    So I got my twitter account verified again and the posts are showing up on the twitter wall again. Also had some retweets today. Still I've gotten just 1 visitor today though I saw 3 retweets with my url above the twitter picture.

    As for pinterest I'm making some random boards now and searching for a way to autopost to pinterest. It seems the nextscript plugin can handle this but it's quite expensive so Im searching for a free alternative now. Goals for next week will be to keep the website updated and get pinterest and twitter running.