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Journey to building my empire!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by imjs, Mar 16, 2017.

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  1. imjs

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    Welcome to my journey thread!

    Who am I?
    I'm not new to IM. I was very active here on BHW between 2013 and 2015 under another username. But I have forgotten the username, password and email so I had to create a new one. Back then I hade a few successful methods that were making 500EUR/mo. But then life come inbetween, I got a job that I really enjoyed as well as other life stuff, so the IM part of my life kind of got left behind.

    So what is this journey about?
    Well... a lot actually, I have a ton of ideas that I am planning to put into action, I will also try and get my old methods up and running and see if they still work. BUT I will take things slow, I will start with one thing at a time until it reaches a level that I am happy with before moving on to the next/more things.

    I will start by building my personal Twitter account, and I will do this manually. I have alot of things going on these days with work etc. and I will try to update this thread every day but some days I might not find the time for it. I might also not have time to answer all of your questions but I will do my best. But what I can say is that I will keep updating this thread every now and then for months to come because this will most likely be a very long and patience journey!

    First goal: Be able to generate 2 000uv/day using my Twitter account.
     
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  2. imjs

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    Followed today: 175
    Followers: 6
    Follows: 148
    UV's: 0

    General:
    Money Invested: 0$
    Earnings: 0$
    Time invested: 1hr
     
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  4. imjs

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    Thanks!
     
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    First: I realized I was a bit vague about what I am going to do. I do not feel like going into details right now, as I said I have a lot of ideas and I don't really know at this point in what order I will do them, so I will provide more details as we go on. But in general: My goal is to be able to make a living from a niche that I'm very passionate about, it will not be about making a passive income I have no issues with working 8hour days on this so it will be more about monetization and generate traffic. I aim at providing original and high-quality content of different types that brings value to my target audience. The first steps are (as vaguely stated in the topic post) to create traffic sources and then do some testing on different ways to monetize the traffic. All investments I do, both time and money has a longtime goal in mind, and I will get into more details as the journey goes on.

    Second: I decided to also start manually growing my Instagram account. My IG account is not included in my overall plan at the moment (but my twitter account is) but I felt that if I'm gonna make a daily routine and manually grow my Twitter acc. then I might as well do the same for my IG acc. since the extra time is almost non-existant.

    Third: My Twitter is 5 years old (created 2012), Phone verified and has had smaller activity since then. But today I had to re-confirm my phone number after following around 200 people manually. And as a note: My IG acc. is from 2012 as well, phone verified and has had some daily activity since then.

    STATS:

    Twitter:
    Followed today: 354
    Unfollowed today: 0
    Followers: 26
    Follows: 529
    UV's: 0


    Instagram:
    Followed today: Unknown
    Unfollowed today: 0
    Followers: 139
    Follows: 171



    General:
    Money Invested: 0$
    Total Earnings: 0$
    Earnings 30 Days: 0$
    Time Invested Today: 30min
    Total Time invested: 1hr 30min
     
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    Good luck and keep updating
     
  7. imjs

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    Ran into a few problems...
    So, Today when I logged into Twitter I had to yet again re-confirm my phone. After I had done this all of my "follows" was reset back to 0, bet when I viewed them I could still see all 529 of them. I don't know if this was a bug or if I got ghosted in some weird way. Anyway, I came to the conclusion that I obviously started too strong, and to be honest I'm a bit surprised by this. The reason I got surprised was because "back in the days" Twitter was very bot friendly, and I did some quick research on BHW and that seemed to still be the case, but I was obviously wrong. The case could be that the last time I was in the "Twitter game" I was using bots and now I'm doing it manually...

    Okay, so if I was using bots in the past why am I doing it manually now? Well, I bought
    lifetime license for a bunch of bot's back in the days. Just to give an example, I got all FollowLiker bots in Unlimited version. So why aren't I'm using them then? Well, there is three reasons for that. The first being that I want to keep investments low to be able to reach ROI as soon as possible, and the thing is with FollowLiker is that it is multi-threaded which requires more RAM and will higher the investments on a VPS. This was actually one of the problems I had back in the days because I had so many accounts that I needed tons of RAM. And the same for any online service, since it would mean a monthly investment. Secondly, I need some custom feature so I can't set this up in a good way with a bot that is already on the market. And third I don't want to use automatization for my personal account.

    With all that said, I will later need 10 more Twitter accounts that I will get into more details about below. For these I will create my own NodeJS application since NodeJS is really resource effective, and might also release this to the public in some way later (only time will tell when). But I will use the Twitter API because I will only grow them up to 50k then I will let them grow naturally and just use automatization for retweeting and tweeting.


    My new strategy
    Since I went on too strong I had to change my strategy a bit. It looks like this:

    I will follow 25 users at one time.
    I will at most follow 100 to 150 on Instagram within one day.
    I will at most follow 75 on Twitter during the first 7 days.
    I will at most follow 150 on Twitter during week 2 to 5.
    I will at most follow 300 - 350 on Twitter after week 5.


    I only follow people with a profile picture.
    I only follow accounts that seem to be a real person i.e "John Doe" and not "Amazing Cars".

    Monday: Unfollow
    Tuesday: Unfollow
    Wednesday: Follow
    Thursday: Follow
    Friday: Follow
    Saturday: Follow
    Sunday: Rest


    Because I know have to do this more slow, I now might need to start with the step 2 of my plan faster which I will describe below.


    Some more details of my plan...

    I will create 10 Twitter accounts within the same niche. I will retweet 10 tweets per day on each account from a "Tweet Queue" where I have first scraped a bunch of tweets for other accounts in the same niche and then review them to make sure that high-quality tweets gets retweeted. Every now and then I will retweet my main account and on my main account I will post links to different kinds of content. When I will start with this I don't know because I will have to create my automation script first, and I don't know when I will be able to start with this since I'm busy with other stuff at the moment. But since I have had to slow down with the following I will have to start with this part of my plan asap.

    A few tips for beginners...
    I want to give a few tips for beginners just starting out with IM. Keep in mind that this is my own opinions based on my own experience and a lot of people would probably not agree with me. I also know that a lot of people won't listen, but then I have at least tried.

    1. Don't put in too much time: As long as you are just learning/researching/reading etc then I think it is fine to put in tons of time per day, but as soon as you start to put things into action don't. IM takes a lot of time and patience, but in my experience, it's on a long-term basis and not a daily. As long as you only do one method you should only have to put in 3-5 hours per day. (And as a beginner I do not think you should go head-to-head with more than one method right away. In my experience the risk is when you put in too much time is that you will have more time to overthink things and not only that you will get tierd and lose patience quicker which might lead to you giving up sooner. My advice is to get a job if you can. If you already have a job then great! If you can't get a job then do something else, hang out with friends or whatever. I think the most important thing is that you get your mind of IM for 8 hours per day and then work really hard and are really focused during 3-5hours per day.

    2. Don't jump into methods who have been recently posted: Don't try a method that is recently posted as your first method. In my experience, you have less chance to succeed then. I will explain this by giving an example: Right now, a lot of people are doing the "uploading porn"-method. This is easy to see if you view the method thread, the journey section or if you head over to
    xvideo. When a lot of people are doing one thing, it gives you less chance to succeed, why? Okay, lets say xvideo has 1000 visitors per month, out of these 1000 only 100 will visit an URL in a video title out of these 100 there are 50 visitors per month who are willing to pay for something and 50 users who won't. Of these 100 users 40 have already seen a few videos with an URL, they visited and realized all lead to some cam site. So they have stopped visiting. 35 users have also already visited and signed up, so they can't sign up again. And 5 has already registered for a service but are willing to register for another. This only leaves you 25 users to target, while 10 won't sign up for anything which leaves 15. 15 out of 1000 is not even 1%. The numbers are just examples but you get the point. So what do you want to do? Read as many method threads as you can, and learn how people generate traffic and how they monetize traffic, then come up with your own method or do a method with a "twist". And if you absolutly must use a complete step-by-step method then pick an old one, most of them still works.

    3. What I think you should start with: I think you should start with something that you are really passionate about that you would be willing to do for free because if you do then the first $ in profit will feel like a much larger win. And it will also give you a lot more patience to put into your idea. If you don't know what you are passionate about then start growing your own social media accounts, or if you are into SEO start your own website with a blog or similar. Why? Because you will still be you in 50 years. In other words this is a really good long-term investment because you then you can marketing yourself at any given time for years to come. While your niches and methods might come and go, YOU will still be YOU.

    STATS:

    Twitter:
    Followed today: 79
    Unfollowed today: 0
    Followers: 40
    Follows: 608
    UV's: 0

    Instagram:
    Followed today: 93
    Unfollowed today: 0
    Followers: 151
    Follows: 264


    General:
    Money Invested: 0$
    Total Earnings: 0$
    Earnings 30 Days: 0$
    Time Invested Today: 1hr 30min
    Total Time invested: 3hr


    My next journey....

    I started this thread with the intention for it to by my one and only journey thread but I got an idea for another one that I really want to do (when it will be I don't know atm). But what I want to do is to create a journey with full transparency where I write exactly every step I do and either stream everything I do on youtube or upload recorded videos of everything that I have done. So if you think this sounds interesting then post either a way to generate traffic (twitter, insta, SEO etc) or a monetization technic (CPM, CPA, PPI etc) and I will take that into consideration, but I will pick something that I have never done/used before so I will be just as new to it as anyone following the journey.

    I think that is all for today... Let me know if you want me to include anything else in my updates that I already don't inlcude. :)
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    UPDATE:
    Not much to update today! Accounts are resting so stats are the same. I did, however, realize that I will soon reach 5000 follows in this phase and my ratio between follows and followers will be kind of bad since I won't have time to unfollow the sam amount of people that I follow. So I have started to use a trick do get free fake followers that I have read somewhere (don't remember where). But basically just tweet stuff with SEO related tags, a lot of bots target those tweets and follow in the hopes of follow backs. This way I will not be stopped by any follow limits and investments are still at 0$. My niche is not SEO, so I just delete these tweets after a few days. Planning to keep going with this trick until I reach 5 000 followers.

    Edit: Here is a few new stats

    Tweet impressions last 24hrs: 1443
    Impressions on pinned Tweet: 63
     
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    UPDATE:

    Started working on a script to automate following. Basically, my thinking goes like this, I want:

    - As few fake followers as possible
    - Users who understand English (My content is in English)
    - Active Users as followers for higher engagement and impressions
    - Targeted followers withing my niche

    So I will be scraping users from other niche related twitter accounts (the ones who use certain hashtags are mostly spam). I will then remove all the users who don't have a profile picture (less chance they are fake), remove all users who have not tweeted within the last week (higher chance to get active ones), Use Google Translation API to identify language of the latest tweet and remove the user from the list if it is not English (higher chance followers understand English and are from tier1 countries). I have just started on this and not done much, and it will probably take a while before I have the time to finish it.

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    Keep Going Man, Cheers.
     
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    Good luck on your breathtaking journey.
     
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    Good luck with your journey and I am looking forward to your future updates.:)
     
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    Thank you all for following my journey! It keeps me motivated, appreciated! :)
     
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    Thanks :)


    UPDATE:

    Not much to say, have not find time to work on my automation script since last time, so I have just done the usual manual work.

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    Dont try to unfollow only on 2 days, you will eventually get banned.

    You should mix and replicate actions of regular users.