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Journey to Paying my College Tuition Fees with IM ($10k by Jan)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by chaabanov, May 24, 2014.

  1. chaabanov

    chaabanov Regular Member

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    Before I begin, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I'm an 18 year-old guy who's been into IM since the day I discovered it. I'm finishing high school in about 2 weeks, and today, I got my college acceptance letter. I'm into Civil Engineering and I plan on opening my own real estate company someday, but IM has always been my passion. So I figured: I can do both.

    GOAL: $10,000 by January 2015. That's about all of my college fees.

    I'm starting this journey thread for 2 reasons:
    1- It's a good place to write down my progress as well as share it with other people who can make use of it.
    2- It's a good way to get advice from the awesome members of this forum.

    I've already made some progress before starting this thread. My main source of income is PPD. So far, I have earned a total of $250 (in about 2-3 months). I used $80 to buy GSA SER. I also bought a few domains for my niche sites, uploaded a few YT and DailyMotion videos, and boosted them with views.
    So, my tactics in a nutshell: Video Networks (mainly YT) + Search Engines (mainly Google) driving traffic to a website on which I display my niche.

    Next step: I'm just going to scale it up. If one niche can get me about $100/month on auto-pilot, 10 niches can get me 1000. 20 niches can get 2000, and so on. Moreover, I'm going to work on more lucrative niches, and going to work harder and smarter to increase their exposure.
    That's about it for today. I'll update this thread every time something new happens!
    Here are my earnings so far:

    Month to date: $79.01
    I currently average at about $3/day.

    Your suggestions will be very appreciated. I also think having a mentor will make my goal much more achievable, as I am not very experienced compared to the rest of you here on BHW. So if you want to mentor me, just send me a PM, I'd be very grateful.

    Have a nice day everyone!
     
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  3. powermix

    powermix Regular Member

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    Good luck with this Journey @OP!

    Do you place your PPD links in Youtube or in your landing page?
    Are you blasting your landing pages/Youtube videos with GSA directly?
     
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    Thanks buddy! Appreciated
     
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    @powermix, Thanks!
    I place them on my landing page. I haven't tested YT + GSA yet, but I will soon. As for the websites, yes. I blast them with direct links.
     
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    Good luck buddy! Hope you achieve success soon! :)
     
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    Thanks for the reply! Are you using tiered linkbuilding or just blasting them with no pattern.
    How many links a day are you submitting?
     
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    Thanks royserpa! I appreciate it :)

    @powermix, I tend to target low-competition keywords, so I don't use patterns. A good blast gets me decent rankings. However, if I do proper, tiered SEO, I assume I will get better traffic. That's what I'll be trying soon.
    I'm submitting about 300 links a day.
     
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  9. powermix

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    Ok thanks for that! Would you recommend a good Youtube supplier?
     
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    All the best mate and never lose hope, since you are talking about opening a real estate company, are from India?
     
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    Thanks mate :) No, I'm from a little country called Lebanon.
     
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    @powermix, anytime! The marketplace is filled with good suppliers!
     
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    Good Luck OP. 10k by january is some target lol. Wish you all the success!
     
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    Thanks Hawkster! It is some target, but it is achievable.
     
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    Update
    MTD: $86.11
    Progress: I bought a VPS on which I can run SER. It looks good, but I still have a lot of testing to do. I also added 3 new niches for the time being, and I will be working on them consistently.

    Have a nice day IMers!
     
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    @chaabanov What kind of VPS do you recommend? It is necessary to have certain requirements?
     
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    @powermix, for what I know, that depends on how many threads you plan to run on GSA SER.
    It should be Windows (unless you're experienced enough to go with a Linux server), and it should have a decent amount of memory.
     
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    Ok, thanks! I have heard about SolidSEO which has great VPS.
    Another question...how are you scraping the list to publish with GSA?
     
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    I'm not doing anything to scrape lists, just letting GSA do the job.
     
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    Good luck in your journey. Consider some original youtube videos for CPA in the fat loss niche
     
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