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My Journey: A total noob trying to make at least $5000 in 5 months... Information inside

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by yensidtlaw, May 16, 2013.

  1. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Hey all.

    Ok so here's the story. I'm from the UK and in 5 months I will be moving to the US to marry my Fiancee who is from there. I have just got back from staying with her for about a month. I have no job (although I am looking like a madman* on steroids. *See point 2.). I have savings but I need more, so I'm setting myself a goal of making at least $5000 in the next 5 months (suggestions are ALWAYS appreciated).

    Last September I started selling all my junk on eBay and made a fair bit of money. I (like many others not familiar with IM) thought that "making money online" was just a scam. But then I discovered that the internet was created (maybe more expanded) for making money! I've studied about IM and SEO since then, but only just put it into practise 3 months ago.

    I have about 5 months experience on Fiverr.com. I'm building two websites. One is a niche site and the other is a blog that I started back when I didn't really know what I was doing (it was more for fun). I plan on using affiliate products, selling more things on eBay, and trying to squeeze some more cash out of Fiverr.

    I want this thread to be a place where people can hold me accountable for my work online, and a place to post everything I do.
     
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    Sounds great, good luck!
     
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  3. yensidtlaw

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    Ok so here is where I'm at. I've created 3 Fiverr accounts and have a few gigs on there where I edit videos together for people, and sell advertising such as "tweet to my followers" for a few twitter accounts that I've grown.

    On my niche site I have just posted an article that butters people up for buying my affiliate product that I've placed at the bottom of the text. This site is currently getting around 100 unique visitors per day through organic search traffic. I will start building backlinks to this page tomorrow.

    How do I build backlinks?

    I've been building backlinks by:

    Writing an article on my blog and then using social bookmarker for bookmarking it <-- Linking to the niche site blog post from new blogs set up on wordpress, tumblr, blogger etc. and also linking from article sites such as ezinearticles and goarticles (although I'm using these a lot less now). <-- Linking to those new blogs and articles using unique spun content on Unique Article Wizard.

    That's pretty much it. I do make sure to do my keyword research thoroughly before I make the backlinks. I use Market Samurai for that.

    I will work on incoming Fiverr gigs tonight. (I've been paying for UAW services from my Fiverr earnings).

    Total Net Profit so far: $42
    Target: $5000
    Time left: 5 months


    Please note that I will not be updating this thread daily, although I will try.
     
  4. makaville

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    Good luck on your journey mate!
     
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  5. daonlinegamer

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    Wish you best of Luck with this and your marriage to your wonderful fiance! :)
     
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    Good luck with your journey.. best of luck to achieve your goal..

    My suggestion would be to just KEEP WORKING and it will pay off. :)
     
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    good luck buddy
     
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  8. yensidtlaw

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    To keep working has been the hardest thing to do. I find it sooo hard to stay motivated. But now I'm more motivated than ever. Now that I have a goal. And at the moment it seems to be working. It seems Fiverr has perked up it's ears to my services a little.
     
  9. yensidtlaw

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    Well it's been an interesting few days. I've been down to London to get some things sorted out for my visa (to marry my Fiancee) and have just got back.

    Fiverr has really perked up. I reposted a lot of my gigs and I have 3 different accounts, so I've had quite a few orders. Honestly though, Fiverr pisses me off! Their support is shit and their buyers are mostly dumbasses... That's why I'm switching my game around a bit...

    I've been watching this thread like a hawk lately: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...onday-may-27th-2013-free-youtube-traffic.html

    I've decided to use this method and have set up a landing/ sales page today. Going to start the comments going tomorrow.

    My affiliate site seems to be going well also. I'm getting around 150 UV per day now, as I've started ranking #1 for a few more keywords. I made a few sales last week and will be adding that to my totals when I give you an update on my stats... That will be tomorrow though as I'm super tired right now!

    Thanks for the motivation BHW!!! :D
     
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    best wishes dude...
     
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  11. yensidtlaw

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    Ok so I've decided to post my stats when I get paid into my paypal account or by a check in the mail. That way I know I'm definitely getting the money and it's not just "sitting on the internet somewhere."

    So at the moment I'm at $823 in the PayPal account. I should be transferring some fiverr funds into that sometime next week, and hopefully clickbank will be sending me a check soon.

    I'm also going to experiment with building up a few Facebook pages and flipping them. I plan on posting funny photos daily on them. I found the best way to name these pages is to look for something that a lot of people have in common, or naming them after something in pop culture. Hopefully these will explode and then I can sell them onto someone who can do something better with them.

    Total Net Profit so far: $823
    Target: $5000
    Time left: 4 months and 3 weeks
     
  12. daonlinegamer

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    wow you're doing very well :) Keep at it, anything is possible
     
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    Congrats bro! Keep it up and stay motivated!
     
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    wow i think you can do it in 1 month at your current speed.
    Good luck for making $30k in 5 months.
     
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  15. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Thanks for the encouragement everyone! Seems like fiverr is blowing up at this point. But I'm tired of working for pennies (or fivers) so I'm going to try and start outsourcing and reselling fiverr gigs.

    Thanks a lot. I hope I can make it before the 5 month mark. I know things slow down in IM sometimes, so I'm very grateful for this boost at the moment.
     
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    Sounds like you have researched and am starting to make some money, keep up the good work! :)
     
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  17. yensidtlaw

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    Well two of my fiverr accounts got banned a few days ago. I'm still trying to regroup from that. If anyone has had to deal with fiverr support you will understand that they are just terrible! Anyway not to worry... I've still got 1 account left and I'm still making money through it, if not as much as I was with the 3 accounts.

    I've set up a new outsourcing website where I mark up fiverr gigs and sell them to other people. I obviously can't go into detail about my niche, but hopefully that will create a bit more income. I will start getting traffic to it (mainly through YouTube comments) tomorrow. If anyone wants to hear more about that, let me know.

    No sales through my other niche website this week... Which sucks! I need to get on that. I've hit an average of 200 unique visitors per day to the site, so the fact I'm not making any more is really worrying me. Let me know if you guys have any tips for that. I'm going to try out a few other products and see where it leads me.

    Other than that...

    Total Net Profit so far: $908
    Target: $5000
    Time left: 4 months and 2 weeks
     
  18. daonlinegamer

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    wow you already made $900. That is good, you will reach your goal, just don't give up.
     
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    I also can offer you some partnership based on your location, hit me up if you need to learn the details
     
  20. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Well I made a theme change on my website and made a few more sales this week. It's been pretty much the same stuff so nothing really to report.

    I changed to the thesis theme on my niche site and I'm using the nexis skin. Sales have tripled because of this.

    Total Net Profit so far: $1117
    Target: $5000
    Time left: 4 months 1 week (
    ish - I get lost with dates)
     
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