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My first attempt at making some $$ online - Goal of $20/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by pickles4, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. pickles4

    pickles4 Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    Ok, so I'm a mid 20's Guy living in London, I've got some debt that I really need to deal with, I'm also looking for a second source of income to provide some added stability, eventually moving into earning a full time income online. I'm interested in developing sustainable, longterm online businesses, but it seems that I could bootstrap it with potential income from some of the methods I'm learning about on BHW!

    My main job is as a UX designer for mobile apps and I also produce TV programs for international broadcasters, so I've got experience working to tight deadlines, making pragmatic decisions and delivering good, well thought out product. I also know my way around Final Cut Pro X, so producing video should be simple.

    .... However my day job isn't bringing in the ££ I need!

    So, I'm planning on getting going using YT & PPD. I've got a few niche's in mind, but it seems that the YT & PPD model seems to work best for purely digital 'products', so I'm not sure that my niche ideas are relevant at the moment, but I'm a smart guy, so I'll figure it out.

    I've seen some discussion between the benefits of using dedicated blog hosting as a landing page and link/content locking from there VS using blogger etc. I've got some hosting available and it's cheap, but domains are an initial expense I could do with out. The option is there for testing If I need it. So I'll initially be using blogger or something similar.

    My Goals

    My first goal is to earn at least $10 within my first 7 days. Because this will be my startup period, I expect to put in a few hours (7-10?) producing content and getting familiar with the tools. I can throw together videos in Final Cut quickly, that isn't a problem, but getting to grips with the system and how best to play the game is where I expect my time to be spent.

    I realise that my initial figures I'm aiming for seem low, but I'm being realistic based on other journeys I've read. I'm also quite familiar with the 'Lean Startup' method and will be following that through testing (although I won't get too many interviews with customers! ;)).

    My medium term goal is $100/day. If I can get there in 3-6 months I'd be very happy.


    My First Day

    Today I'm going to attempt to get a single YT account, ideally a PVA. I also want to start using proxies from the outset. I need to look into the PPD providers (clean files?) and also get an account setup with AdWork Media.

    I also need to hone in on a few niche's, ideally three different niche's that aren't too saturated and sketch out a plan of attack for what the videos will contain and what my proposition is.

    So there it is, my plan to earn $20/day. I'll be updating with info about the time I spend working on this and also my outgoings to help others get a feel for what my real investment in this venture is.


    Thanks for reading and wish me luck!

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    Days since startup: 1

    Time spent: 4hrs
    Cash spent: $5

    Gross income: $0
    Profit: $0
     
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  2. BestarT

    BestarT Registered Member

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    Good luck in your journey, keep motivated!
     
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  3. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    Good luck mate...seems like u got it all planned out...just take action now and watch $$ roll in...100$+/day is easily achievable with YT and downloads.
     
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  4. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Good luck buddy! Take ACTION and you are always on the winning side.
     
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  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    When you get to $20/day I'll buy you a beer :p
     
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  6. pickles4

    pickles4 Newbie

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    That sounds like a win win to me! ;)
     
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  7. AlinNae

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    I think you are wasting your time and your knowledge with this methods to make $20/day.Maybe figuring out something easy you can do in like 5-10 minutes that people would pay $5 on fiverr its a better idea and a faster one too.Im not saying you shouldn't do it, im just saying its a bit of a waste.I do wish you good luck tho and hope you will make $20/day and you can buy all of us a round.Cheers!
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    You're paying when you get to $100/day, though ;)
     
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  9. AlinNae

    AlinNae BANNED BANNED

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    Can you explain a bit the "downloads" part?As i haven't came across a method involving downloads.Must be because im new to IM.I would really apreciate it.Cheers!
     
  10. pickles4

    pickles4 Newbie

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    I hear what you're saying, I did consider doing some stuff on fiverr & elancer, but for now I'm looking to make recurring income from as little effort as possible. With Fiverr I'm limited for $5 for every gig I do, but with PPD/CPA, If i get a hot niche, the figure can be exponential.
     
  11. pickles4

    pickles4 Newbie

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    And when I make $1000/day, I'm going shopping with a certain broker ;)
     
  12. pickles4

    pickles4 Newbie

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    I got most of what I know from other journeys, I can't post links, but search for "Noob's way of making 5-10 dollars a day"

    I only started learning bout it 12 hours ago! ;)
     
  13. gimlop

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    Dont go to PPD network, go to CPA - adworkmedia you will earn a lot much and you are more free, dont use PPD if you aren totally noob and want to earn more
     
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  14. TheMoneyWizard

    TheMoneyWizard Elite Member

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    As the person above says, don't use PPD, CPA is a mile better, I am doing the exact same as you and today I have reached $30, I still have plenty of hours left as well. AWM is definitely the way forward, they are great. I wish you luck with your joruney :)
     
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  15. pickles4

    pickles4 Newbie

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    Thanks, do you have a referral you'd like me to signup with?
     
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    Lets not get too carried away :p Good luck OP
     
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  17. pickles4

    pickles4 Newbie

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    OK, $999/day ;)

    Thanks!
     
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  18. S1lv3rdo7

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    I look forward to updates and seeing where you go with this. Good Luck. I'm right there with you!
     
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    OK, First day over!

    Got my first video made. I was having trouble picking a niche and knowing how to really verify how saturated it is. I was getting bogged down with picking the right thing, so I just decided to pick something, and get moving! I'm not sure how well it will perform, but I know that I can now perform, at this stage motivation and learning is more important. I'll get better at picking niches the more I do. I'm starting with a quantity over quality philosophy to begin with.

    So, I've got my video made, although I had some major issue with rendering on my machine and graphics artefacts all over the video, I had to send it to a render farm at work, I also got a corrupted hard drive that I had to fix, so I lost an hour or so digging around under the hood in OSX!! All done now though :)

    I've also created my first blogger account & drafted my headline article. I need to fill the blog with some other filler content first before I publish the main post.

    I've also signed up for AWM, I'm just waiting on account verification. However I don't expect that to come until Monday/Tuesday because it's a weekend.

    Finally, I've bought 20K views on Fiverr. I need to complete the purchase with the comments I want filling, so I'll finish that up once my AWM account is live.

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    So, to sum up, I think I've hit my goal for day 1, I'm almost ready to launch, once I'm setup on AWM I can start pushing the video.

    Expenditure: $5 & 4hours
    Income: $0
     
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  20. pickles4

    pickles4 Newbie

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    And I just get my account at AWM approved! Excellent news!

    Tomorrow should be fun! :)