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My Journey from making $3K/mo to making 6 figures a year

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by SocialCreativeOnline, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. SocialCreativeOnline

    SocialCreativeOnline Newbie

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    Ok, so a little bit about me first, Im 20 yrs old, I started in IM when I was 15, and have never had a 9-5 in my life. My main focus is selling on social media (even though most people say don't sell on social media lol). The business I make my main income in is selling background tracks for videos,songs, anything really. I have a musical background so it fit. I realized early that I couldn't make money if I couldn't advertise and market, so I really focused on that. Long story short, I built a following of close to 50K followers on soundcloud (the youtube of audio pretty much), and built a 6K email list, about 800 of them are buyers. Over time, I got a partnership with a mobile app with over 500K installs and a partnership with a non competing company that shared the same type of customer, so that really increased my income. Now I am focused on twitter and instagram and expanding my brand to those networks, I use alot of bots for twitter and have about 60K or so real followers using the follow/unfollowing technique, I use a service to send dms to new followers as well, telling them about my site which can be considered spam but it works. I am strong believer in selling your own product or selling a affiliate product, the margins are just way better than adsense or cpa imo. I see alot of people struggling with twitter, but most of them are trying to do adsense or selling tweets. For instance if I get 1K visits, for that maybe a few dollars max, but if you have your own product and send 1K vists and have products ranging from $20-$100 you can make $300 and even more, because its niche traffic looking for something to solve their problem. Or selling tweets/accounts you gotta get like 100k+ real followers and thats gonna take ages. I am just stepping into the instagram world, but since I have investment money, my plan is to pay big accounts to mention me. I am starting this journey because I struggle with staying in a niche lol, but consistency has gotten me this far. With this journey, I am going to report my income as well as the techniques I try to get more traffic/conversions. I know I can hit 6 figures and live my dream lifestyle soon.

    Todays income
    Digital Download Sales: $91
    Affiliate sales: $75

    Traffic
    Website: 105 Unique visits
    Soundcloud Streams: 11K
    Twitter Followers: 19 (Integrating a new bot)
     
  2. blurr

    blurr Registered Member

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    Best of luck on your journey, buddy! :)
     
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  3. M5driver

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    Looking for a strategic partner? I am interested in what you have going on, and I would be very interested to speak with you about how I can help you get to that 6 figures faster.
     
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  4. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    are you getting traffic from soundcloud ?
     
  5. SeanAustin

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    Good luck on your journey, sounds like an interesting one! It really is all about having your own product. That's where the true money lies.
     
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  6. Kiwicake

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    Good luck on your journey!
    I'm currently at roughly the same income level as you (although through apps), so I'll race you to 6 figures!

    Can you elaborate more on your partnership with the mobile app?
     
  7. SocialCreativeOnline

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    Yea I Have 400+ background tracks uploaded all linking to my site, most of soundclouds traffic is mobile, so only a few click through

    Yea for sure lol, mobile apps have alot more potential. The partnership is I provide content for the app and they pay me a portion of the ad revenue. They also include my website and contact info so people can contact me for custom work which is where alot of the benefit is
     
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  8. Laravel

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    Good luck in your journey!
     
  9. SocialCreativeOnline

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    Update

    So today was a busy day, I decided to start focusing on building my buyers list which is pretty costly, but I think its better long term to build a buyers list. I took a few calls from some clients who were interested in doing custom work, and I sold exclusive rights to a client who wanted one of my background tracks exclusively for their project. I didn't make that many affiliate sales, because I didn't send a email to my subscribers. I'm going to invest today's profits in some advertising that gets me new customers the cost is high, but people that buy, often buy more and at higher prices. I used to offer something for free to build my list, but its hard to turn freebie seekers into customers. Uploading more content to soundcloud of course.

    Daily Income

    Digital downloads: $40
    Affiliate sales: $30
    Exclusive rights: $100
     
  10. himanuzo

    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    Keep updating this thread until you meet your goal - $3,000/mo.
     
  11. Ecophobia

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    Subscribed!
    Good luck with your journey
     
  12. opoweroil

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    Nice subscribed. hope you reach the 6 figures soon