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My first Journey! Amazon, Pinterest, and Clickbank

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by KnucklestheConquerer, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. KnucklestheConquerer

    KnucklestheConquerer Newbie

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    Okay, this is MY journey after vulturing around on BHW for the last little while?.
    Background
    My wife left me 8 days ago, I don?t get to see my kids much anymore, I?m renting a tiny room from an awesome buddy (that?s a plus), I am TRAPPED at a dead-end job that barely pays the bills working 6 days a week, my truck is on its last leg, I just put my last $20 in the gas tank after registering a domain, and I got poison sumac all over.
    It?s time to take some serious action.

    I have built a couple websites, but haven?t tried to monetize them (at all). I found BHW, and I plan to try a bastardized method of Healzer?s "XX to XXX $ Per Month" post for Pinterest, linking back to a main page, email-capture with ?shopped buy button linking Amazon affiliate products, then pushing Clickbank and other affiliate email offers. I will am still deciding on traffic besides Pinterest but would like to squeeze some Youtube in there somewhere (referencing Just a Tyler Durden?s NO EXCUSES post), and try to do everything manually (no bots or imacros cause I am still a noob and don?t know how the %$&^ to work them yet).

    Like any good plan, I expect it to fall to shit in about 3 days. However, the important thing is taking action, and responding accordingly. I intend to update daily and use this forum to hold myself accountable, and hopefully be of some use to those out there who are still waiting. Also, it seems that most journeys here start strong, then peter off, so I want to keep this one going as long as possible. I actually started three days ago, so the first couple of posts will be backdated. Please be active on this post and add thoughts, ideas, suggestions, or tell me to STOP if I do something wrong.

    But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
    I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

    -W. B. Yeats
     
  2. KnucklestheConquerer

    KnucklestheConquerer Newbie

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    DAY 1

    9-27-14
    1.Pinned _7_ Unique Images (included website URL; _7_ linked to Amazon AStore; _0_ watermarked with URL)
    2. RE-Pinned _19_ images (Cleaned with no watermark)
    3. Commented on _0_ pins
    4. Liked _0_ pins
    5. Followed _14_ users

    Daily Notes

    Purchased a domain for $22, including privacy. I already have hosting for other websites, so no $ there.
    I have never had a Pinterest account, much less been to the site, so the majority of today was spent figuring out how everything works. At first I had trouble linking everything the way I wanted, but I think it came out alright. I live by the MVP?.
    Instead of 3 Pinterest accounts all at once, I am building 1 at a time until I am more comfortable with the game. I want great content, not just throw some shit out there and hope for the best. I bought the domain, but I am going to spend a fair amount of time making it clean and neat before linking back to it. I made 4 boards to start, looking to add more later.

    Expenses: $22
    Income: $0

    Any thoughts/suggestions/stopdoingthats?
     
  3. StargateSG

    StargateSG Junior Member

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    I am glad you decided to take action! Keep going, and I'm sure you'll come out on top! FUCK EVERYONE ELSE.

    Anyway, if you like, I'll PM you a low cost web hoster.
     
  4. KnucklestheConquerer

    KnucklestheConquerer Newbie

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    Copy that, over! I was always getting laughed off when I tried to talk out ideas, so yeah.. FUCK 'EM.

    PM me the hoster please - I am going to need all the help I can get ....
     
  5. KnucklestheConquerer

    KnucklestheConquerer Newbie

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    okay, so I have had MAD problems posting/replying, so we are trying again...

    [h=1]DAY 2[/h]9-28-14
    1.Pinned _2_ Unique Images (included website URL; _2_ linked to Amazon AStore; _0_ watermarked with URL) TOTAL:
    2. RE-Pinned _0_ images (Cleaned with no watermark) TOTAL:
    3. Commented on _0_ pins TOTAL:
    4. Liked _0_ pins TOTAL:
    5. Followed _0_ users
    Total Pins: 27
    Total Followers: 2
    Total Following: 14

    Daily Notes

    I can only squeeze a few hours in under the radar at work, so I am afraid this will be a long process. We have a new router, so I should have internet access outside work in a day or two. Only posted a few new items, but I did start working on the webpage. Found a template I liked (free) that is nice and minimal so I can keep it clean.

    Expenses: $22
    Income: $

    Any thoughts/suggestions/stopdoingthats?
     
  6. KnucklestheConquerer

    KnucklestheConquerer Newbie

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    Now up to date.
    After trying to post for the last couple of days unsuccessfully, I am back on track. Working on the website today, and going to work with Pinterest. Still no outside-of-work internet at my current abode, so doing what I can.
    I will be looking for proxies soon. Any thoughts on easy/ inexpensive routes are appreciated!
     
  7. KnucklestheConquerer

    KnucklestheConquerer Newbie

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    10-3-14

    I have spent the day working on the site. I have been working on making it user friendly and easy to navigate to the juicy bits. I changed the links around from the AStore to the site on the relevant posts and became more acquainted with Wordpress, which I don't have any expirience with. I have started to make my own "BUY!" button to link back to the items I am promoting. I did not add any more posts to Pinterest, as I believe i need to spend more time to make the site, and will pin more items as I go. I do, however, need some kind of email capture. I intend to give away some freebies to encourage signups which I have ready to go, but I am unsure how to set up the process. Tips/suggestions are GREATLY appreciated. I assume there is somewhere here at BHW that has info?
    Please be active in this thread so readers and myself get the best for their time here!
     
  8. Krypt

    Krypt Regular Member

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    Hi, good luck to your journey!
    Try to build traffic and then change the site.
     
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  9. nabil987

    nabil987 Registered Member

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    Like this you won't make a cent . Try to use more website and more pinterest accounts ;) ( free vpns will help alot ) . Also why waste money on hosting when you have blogger and wordpress ! Its even easier to manage . If u have some questions i can help you :) just pm me your skype or comment it here
     
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  10. KnucklestheConquerer

    KnucklestheConquerer Newbie

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    Will do. I had it the other way around. I will start on traffic hard and heavy today!
     
  11. KnucklestheConquerer

    KnucklestheConquerer Newbie

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    Criticism is GREATLY appreciated! I know I am new and driving blind, but I am going to make this work!

    Thanks for vpns tip! I will have it in place this afternoon! Then more of everything.
    These last days were just getting used to the flow. I will PM you when I have internet outside of work, as this is on the DL.
     
  12. ExecutiveDude

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    Wishing you good luck with your journey
    keep going
     
  13. StargateSG

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    I hope you are still okay...update soon please.
     
  14. Build Online Brand

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    Feel sorry about your situation, but to come out from that and go ahead would be your approach.
    Any ways Good Luck for your journey!
     
  15. zvous

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    you should not use your domain as stand-alone website. it is breaking the TOS. Should add our own content.

    quote from affiliate-program amazon com gp/associates/help/operating/linking
     
  16. uneeking

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    Friend, I feel you and yor doggedness. I am in a fairly similar situation as you. My little contribution here will be in terms of a good proxy if you still need one. I use a really reliable one and recommend it to you. Check it out and see if you like it. Maybe try the free version first and see if you will wish to use the paid one. It is called Chris-PC Anonymous Proxy. Google it and use the free trial until you think you need the paid version. I wish you success in your endeavours.
     
  17. Yoloic

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    Good luck for your journey never give up !
     
  18. blommas

    blommas Senior Member

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    Looks like he already did...