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My first Journey Pinterest + Tumblr for traffic/users and $10 - $100 a day

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  1. johnny6667

    johnny6667 Regular Member

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    Hey BHW this will be my first journey
    A little bit about me, my name is John and I am an Aussie guy who moved to Slovenia over a year ago, I married my wife and the rest is history.
    Basically I started 'IM' and experimenting with Wordpress and websites in general when I got to Slovenia, you could say that I was literally fresh off the boat when it came to IM, SEO, Social media, KW research and Wordpress.
    I started doing this because there is little to no work for an English speaker like myself, and I had some time on my hands to jump in with both feet.
    I learned quite a bit about wordpress over the last year, however I wasn't reading BHW methods until roughly 3 months ago, which i should of started when i started all of this, anyway better late than never.
    Btw kudos to all you kind people on BHW! you RULE! you have given me motivation to start this Journey.


    So i have a meme/funny image website I want to start driving traffic too.
    I am trying to accumulate a user base for users to sign up and to start using the site.
    The main idea behind the website is to give users the ability to create and post their own images(memes) and comment/like other user posts and follow users.

    I have done some research on how to get users to use my website, I have come to the final conclusion that users will probably most likely sign up if there is meme, rage comic and sign generators and etc, for users to create their own memes and comics to share with others, however no body likes an empty club when they can just go to the bar, so I will have to nag friends to try and help me out or alternatively hire people to post of my website to make it look like something is happening.

    I am currently out sourcing freelancers in the development of these image generators, and its taking ages! but they are looking great! God knows how long its going to take. but once they are done it should be all good to go.
    In the meantime I will be focusing on building up pinterest and tumblr accounts with followers, then when the image generators are completed I will start driving more traffic to my website.


    While I'm trying to generate traffic I am looking to earn at least $100 a day using adsense as a long term goal
    I will be aiming for $10 a day for the short term, and then I will try to upscale my progression.
    Once I have established a steady flow of traffic I am looking to monetize it further with Amazon Affiliates i.e selling meme related merch and etc.

    My main traffic sources are going to be from pinterest and tumblr

    Tools
    11 private proxies
    Scrapebox
    xtumblebot (tumblr)
    pinblaster (pinterest)
    Pin Grabber (pinterest)
    Additional Image Scrapers

    My website is auto posting to pinterest, blogger, tumblr, reddit, stumble upon, twitter, facebook and etc.

    All posted images from Pinterest bot and tumble bot are sourced back to my url for clickthroughs to my website

    Tumblebot accounts: 8
    I am currently following users targeting KWs (80 - 100 follows perday)
    I am posting images I have scraped 10 - 12 times a day, all queued.
    Im trying to be very careful to avoid getting my accounts banned from tumblr, If I do log into an account via my browser I clear the browser cache and use the same proxy ip as I use in xtumblebot. so far no accounts have been banned. pheww!
    I roughly customized each theme for each account, adding facebook like buttons for facebook pages i own, as well as adding social post sharing capabilities to each tumblr post and finally adding avatars to each account.

    Follower count:
    2 accounts with 170 followers on each and the rest of the accounts have around 120 followers on each.
    I have seen some traffic, however I will report tomorrow.


    Pinterest accounts: 7
    I started with one main account, I started it around the time i started this website (3 months ago), it has around 400 members
    Since using the bot i have accumilated 50 new followers and a fair bit of repins/likes
    The rest of the accounts have around roughly 15 followers on each, I created them yesterday. :)
    Hopefully I can report on some traffic in the next day or so.
    I am also using KW targeting for posting images and following users
    Pingrabber and pinblaster has been awesome so far, saves a shit load of time and I can leave it running all day.


    I am not planning on being too aggressive with these tools as they can get all your accounts banned
    I was a little aggressive today, I accidentally followed 500 people on each account on pinterest, Whooops!, I have since changed my config hopefully none of my accounts get banned by tomorrow.

    If you have any questions please message me here.
    if you have any suggestions or something I have missed please let me know.

    I am going to be busy as of the next day and a half, I am currently recording an EP for a band in the next city, I will be away from my tools, so following users might have to be stopped for that small period of time. I really should get a windows VPS but i have no money for that at the moment.
    I also tried remote desktop to my win7 computer however its giving my a "Lang" error, as I changed the language pack when i bought the desk top.
    Its all good, hopefully my aggressive following is missed by pinterest and I gain from it with in the next 2 days.
     
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    Looks Great Best Of Luck For Your Journey
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Subscribed! Good luck with your journey man, i'm doing the same thing as well with xtumblebot. I'm thinking about getting into pinterest as well but i doubt my poopy laptop can handle both bots lol
     
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    GL hope you are successful. I will follow this thread for updates!
     
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    Good luck OP, keep us updated with your progress. :)
     
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    good luck, subscribed :)
     
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    Cheers mate, I was also following your tumblr journey thread as well, it gave me a few ideas to feed off and it cautioned on the tumblr accounts.
    Big thanks for that!
    Actually i found the pinterest bot to be quite light weight on my PC (my pc is nothing special) its an old beast but works a charm for the bots.
    But yeah pinterest for me so far has been pretty ok, its a little too early to tell but today I noticed there has been a lot of social interaction on my main pinterest account, every hour I've check my account and there is over 90 new notifications (follows, repins, likes and comments)
    So there may be some prospect in pinterest, there have been a few discussions on BHW about some cool pinterests tactics, at the same time you gotta handle it like eggs or they will hit you with the old ban hammer.

    Cheers mate thanks for the support!

    Thanks, I will be updating it everyday, I am not going to give up.

    Cheers thanks for the support
     
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    Good Luck Mate....:)

    Wishing You All The Best For Your Success.
     
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    Don't forget to keep us updated and don't give up so easily!
     
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    Thanks for the support :)

    Hey mate thanks for the support, and TRUE! I'm not going to give up until I reach my goal.
    I have seen a quite a few Journeys go south from the lack of commitment and consistency, however there has been quite a few successes that has truly inspired me, number one rule, NEVER GIVE UP, keep hammering at it, and thats what i plan to do.
    I hope the Devs for these image generators dont take too long on this project, I have used them before and they are a little sluggish with productivity but they are pretty good with the end product, I am on their back daily which keeps them on their feet.
    This will give me plenty of time to to build my pinterest and tumblr social accounts up as well as up scale that by adding new accounts.
    I plan on buying some more private proxies in the not to distant future in the next week or so.
    :)
     
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    I also must add, I am using Fiverr as a side source of income.
    I was doing okay earning around $50 a day however that stopped a few weeks ago. my biggest facebook pages got banned "cough" pagehogs "cough" so all my social gigs had to be canned :(
    I am now earning around $10 every 4 days, still better than nothing.
    Its all good, I have other plans of monetizing my tumblr pages through fiver to get some quick cash, but I'll cross that bridge when i get there.
     
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    Great journey, sounds interesting and I'll be following.

    I just setup a Pinterest account today for an amazon website, and I was wondering if you could give me a few pointers or tips on how to make that work. I know that you're not doing an amazon website, but the principal is the same for me: trying to bring people to my website by sharing pretty pictures (my pictures are of the product I'm promoting).

    You say you have a bot. What does it do? Follows & repins a ton of ppl hoping they'll do the same back? Anything you can tell me would help greatly. As I said, my pin account is new so I have no activity on there whatsoever, so I'm really looking to get the ball rolling. Thanks!
     
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    What do you think about pinblaster? Would you recommend it? :p I'm thinking of getting it
     
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    Hello.

    Looks like very solid plan.
    Very interesting.
    Subscribed. :)
    Good luck
    Martins
     
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    Cheers mate :)

    Pinblaster is pretty good piece of software, I have had some problems with bugs, but its still very good
    I would recommend it as the dev is great with support and the software is constantly updated.

    Hey dude, I think the best thing to do it visit the pinblaster website, or alternatively search it on BHW and it will come up.
    It tells you everything you can do.
    But to answer you question in short, I would say it would be perfect for you in terms of scraping other peoples images (kw targeted) and you can source those images and pins as your own money site URL. I think it would be great for Amazon affiliates.
     
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    Update:
    Hey BHW just a small update
    I didnt get much done today, I have been botting for half of the day but nothing much, I am currently in the next city recording a bands EP, so that has taken up most of my time to do anything related to my journey, plus I got a 40 dollar parking fine...total BS!

    -Tonight I will focusing on some account creation for the general expansion of my botting campaign = Purchasing of some new Private Proxies is in order
    I am also looking for some free domains so I can make redirects to my money site via tumblr, I am a little paranoid if tumblr will detect my urls on each account and may try to shut me down... rather be safe than sorry.
    Any recommendations?

    Tumblr:
    Avg Tumblr followers per account
    25 in the last 24 hours
    Here is my growth of one of my bigger tumblr accounts
    (mind the null in the middle, i was away for a week recording a band and I didnt get the chance to bot in that time)
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    Pinterest:
    Pinterest was also pretty good, I got about 10 - 20 new followers on all my accounts
    Avg of 100 new notifications of repins, likes and a few comments.

    Analytics:
    I also should mention that I mentioned earlier that I have had this meme website for 3 months now, however I have since transferred to a fresh domain as I wasnt happy with the original domain.
    Here are the current results for the new domain.
    Got about 70 hits, all referral traffic...nothing much but its something
    the bounce rate is around 70%, soo I think I have to think of something to keep my visitors more engaged, once I get those image gens out, I hope that might bring it down.
    an1.png

    I was contacted by the devs today about the image gens, every looks solid, one of the image gens are almost done! a few more features and its ready to add to the website
    Hopefully in the next week or 2 I will have a working image gen.

    I got a few fiver gigs today but nothing much, the most action i have had all week.

    Back with you tomorrow
     
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    Just a mini update and a problem i have incurred.
    I looked at all my sites updated analytics and i noticed that all of them are down at '0' my busiest site was getting around 200-400 visits a day and now its down to '0'
    Using wordpress for all my sites as well as the google analytics plug in by Joost de Valk
    I seem to be getting visitors because they are showing up in the real time analytics module...

    Anyone have this same problem or know how to fix it? google glitch?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the meme site that you're trying to drive traffic to will be monetize via adsense correct?

    Also wish you luck on this journey, I'll be keeping an eye out for this because I use both Pinterest and Tumblr (although I use Pinterest only for fun)
     
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    Tumblr is always has been a good money maker. Try to focus more on Tumlr then twitter.