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My 2014 High School Journey! Made 35,000$

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by dereks88, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. dereks88

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    Hello everyone. This journey was in 2014 and was my best year of my life. I made 35,000$ in that year. So lets get detailed how everything started.

    So in 2012, I was in 10 standard in high school and really needed a laptop and internet connection so I could do school projects and do school homework's. So I asked my parents if I could get a laptop, they first said no because of finance problem, and told me to wait couple of months. After about 5-6 months, I finally got a laptop (which was in installment :() and after 2 more months, I got an internet connection. I felt so bad and almost made me cry. I didn't know anything earning money from internet at that time (2012).

    Later that year, I started searching "how to make money online" and found lots of ideas. I first started blogger and wrote couple of posts but didn't work out because getting traffic from google was very hard.

    So I searched more, then found out that money can be made from youtube. So I searched what people uploaded and which niche gets tons of views. After one month searching a lot, I learned a lot about youtube and how it works.

    Now I know what to do. I found out that huge kids love to watch cartoons on youtube. So I made a channel and started uploading donald duck cartoons shows of 1 hour long, and made a partnership with Freedom! youtube network because they offer non-skippable ads means huge money. I applied and got accepted.

    After just one month, all of my videos has gone viral and some even gone to 5-6 million views. I started earning 200$+ per day, I was shocked and thought if this is even real. Later that month, when I got my first payment, my god I must say I was happiest person alive on the planet. I was just about 15-16 years old kid, so you know the feeling (I am turning 20 this year).

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    This was my first payment. Then I told my mom "mom, I made 140$ on online" she said, "get outta here, i am busy and we are having a tough time". I withdrawn the money from bank (I had a minor bank account which can be made for 13-18 year kids). I came home and showed the money to my mom and asked me "from where do you it? tell me the truth". I said "clam down" *I hold my moms hand* and shown her the website youtube and I said "many people earn money from this website".

    I think this post is getting big, so I skip now to fun part. After my first payment, this happened later months:

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    I was so shocked and happiest person in school, home, wherever because I kept thinking about this.
    My parents were so proud of me, they were able to pay debts all and I also buyed some things of my own. I wanted a good pc, so I could play games and record. These things I bought, a big TV, ps4, my dream pc and gave all the remaining to my parents so they could buy land.

    It only lasted for one year, because Disney gave me 3 copyrights which banned my channel. But we got the money. Now I have my own gaming channel where I am earning about 200$ per month and have 7,000 legit subscribers.

    This was my cartoon channel.

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    So that's was my 2014 journey. I hope this inspires many people. I only joined BHW 3 months ago, learned so many things and still learning. I spend now most of my time here on BHW, checking others posts how they are earning and how other people are doing and their life. I am glad I found this great website and decided to join.

    Thank you! Good luck everyone with their journey.

    Derek, signing out!
     
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  2. MySideHustle

    MySideHustle Junior Member

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    Nice man! I guess these copyright schemes can't go on forever but it looks like you had a good run! Congratulations on your success and I'm sorry you got shut down :p
     
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    Thank you so much! :)
     
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    You got lucky mate, But the good thing is now you have a legit channel.
    Keep focusing on it, I have seen some gaming channels like Typical gamers who is making hell lot of money just by PLAYING GAMES LOL that guy owns a lambo!
     
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    Good job.Can someone explain the copyright in the US? Can you infridge any Copyright, e.g. reupload videos, and worst case scenario is they delete your videos?

    I mean, are people never getting sued without any notice?
     
  6. Shipley18

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    This is definitely very inspiring. Use the BHW knowledge to scale up what you are doing now and multiply those $200/ month that you are currently earning.
     
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    Congrats on your success back in 2014 OP, why not start another Journey here on BHW about your gaming channel ? It can definitely help you stay motivated and maybe other ppl can learn a thing or two about growing youtube channels :)
     
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    Would love seeing that happen. This post really motivated myself even though this was back in 2014. I'm sure you can make more money than $200 a month now, would love to see you documenting that journey with the ups and downs with us :)
     
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    Its so awesome to see this. I remember when I was 14 I made my first $100 barely doing any work. I was so happy. I can't imagine making 5k in a month at that age.
     
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    OP I was going to take the piss out of this thread because your were earning $5000+ a month and now it is down to $200 p/m and people are saying the thread is inspiring lol
    But I won't take the piss but will just say Good Luck on your journey back to $5000 p/m or better.
     
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    Thanks for sharing - very inspirational.
     
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    thanks for sharing with us, even it is your old journey, but nice work for a young like you.
     
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    Woow dude ! all that success , Congratz & keep going . I'm glad to see IMers changing their live & their parent's Because of Web Marketing , Good luck .
     
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    congrats and thank you for sharing that is huge earnings, my grandparents bro is now 35 years old and 10 years from now he will turn 45, do you think he will topple that earnings?
     
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    This is great, I might start my own yt journey thread too because of this, thanks!
     
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    Only a matter of time before that channel grows into something nice. Try to create something reddit worthy then push it there with a few upvotes, if it's cool you'll naturally get upvotes and that's one strategy you can grow.
     
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    Yeah mate, I know and I will. :)

    I sure will, thanks for leaving a message. Good luck on your journey :)

    Thank you so much Neon. I will surely start another journey here about my gaming channel soon :)
     
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    I am glad this motivated you, this was the purpose of this thread. I will start another thread about my gaming channel soon :)

    Thanks mate. Yes, I know that awesome feeling. Good luck with your journey mate :)

    Well, thank you. :)
     
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    Wow this is such a nice journey! Great earnings bro!
     
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