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My journey, from nothing to ¿something? As newbie as I can be

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by fortunator, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. fortunator

    fortunator Newbie

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    OK, so I opened my first post asking for help for a "complete" newbie about a month ago. My goal is start earning, at least, 10$ per day. I do have a 9 - 5 daily job, so this is a way for rising my income.

    I have been learning as much as I can on how to make money on IM (or similars).

    I have tried several methods (none of them have worked so far), but first i wanna tell you what advantages i have.

    1- I speak four languages (russian, chinese, english and spanish), 3 of them are the three most used languagues on the world.

    2- I have a friend who owns a hosting company, so I do have free hosting.

    3- I have worked on the IT industry for nearly 10 years, I have done everything, from web creations to system manteinance.


    I would say my biggest disavantage is not having much vision on business, I have never owned a business. So i'm really rusty on "thinking outside the box"

    Like I said before, I have tried several methods, let me review them:

    METHOD 1:

    Classic Youtube + PPD method:

    I have uploaded 13 videos to youtube, adult niche related, with a PPD offer on it. I have been using c-p-a-f-l-y (which I think it's owned by a BHW member). My videos range from 180 daily visits to 10. I have not promoted them in any way. So far near 300 people have clicked on the links, but I had only 1 conversion. I'm thinking it's perhaps due to the lack of offers on cpaf, so I might wanna try a different method. Perhaps a LP with imgchili for gallery and sharecash for the full download.

    METHOD 2:

    Fiverr.

    I have offered my services as a translator for the languages i mentioned before. I also offered my services for setting up a domain + host + wordpress.

    0 sales so far.

    I'm convincing a friend of mine for open up a gig on a good idea. I will try to explore that gig on monday.

    I joined several fiverr groups here on BHW, but they all seem very innactive.

    METHOD 3:

    Ebay selling (buy low, sell high).

    I tried this one with a bittersweet taste, I did manage to do the sales, but ebay promptly removed my ads or the comission was very high to do any profit.

    I want to explore another niche (art one), I will contact, on Monday, a chinese art dealer to see how can we make an agreement.

    I have also talked to several russian bulk cd key providers, the do offer excellent prices, but most of them don't assure you the code is region free.

    Russians and chinese use the internet very differently from western countries, and i'm not familiar with most of the sites they use, but i'm still working on it.

    METHOD 4:

    Rude refferals.


    I joined rude, uploaded one "exclusive" video and did a little bit of ewhoring, honest ewhoring. Some did saw the video, but i got 0 conversions.


    METHOD 5:

    Sponsored tweets and linkbucks

    I own a legit website that has around 1000 visitors per day.

    Most popular links have been shortened with linkbucks, so far it's granting me nearly a dollar per day.

    the twitter of the website (has nearly 3000 followers) also uses, from time to time, sponsored tweets. My earnings on the entire month have been nearly the 20$. But offers are not always available and the earning are not very high.


    If you have read this far all I can promise you is that I will keep an update of this journey everyday.

    Nunquam deditionem!!
     
  2. Volation

    Volation Junior Member Premium Member

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    What is this method 4 "rude"?
     
  3. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    You have a website that is getting 1000 visitors a day and you're getting $1 a day? You might want to work on your monetisations strategy first man.
     
  4. fortunator

    fortunator Newbie

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    Site is not made for earning money at all. I have a free hosting so I don't even have to worry about a hosting payment.
     
  5. fortunator

    fortunator Newbie

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    I'm not allowed to put any URL yet, but r.u.d.e-c-o-m pays you one buck for every people that joins their site with your referral. They do have other programs, but that's the one i'm using
     
  6. ruler2020

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    I must say good luck mate , keep us updated and impressive speak 4 languages
     
  7. fortunator

    fortunator Newbie

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    Thanks all for the good luck wishes.

    Today is update day.

    1- I have changed the most popular videos I have (ranging from 79 to 274 views per day) to sharecash instead of cpaf . Although today I had another cpaf conversion. I still have doubts if I should create a LP or not, any advice on this particular issue would be welcomed.

    2- I already talked to the chinese. At first they were very mistrustful and said they didn't wanted to give me anything (I want photos of his art WITHOUT any watermark) but after some sweet talking they agreed on calling his boss to fill out the details of what I need. This looks promising!

    3- Russian cd keys are still a no go. I have found several webpages with cheap cd keys, but, as far as I know most of them are country locked. I need to buy one and test it.

    Still thinking of new methods!

    Thanks for reading!
     
  8. fortunator

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    Here I come with another update.

    Seems like switching to sharecash was a nice move and now i'm receiving one conversion per day. I need to make this method a little bit big or promote the videos I have.

    Conversations with the chinese on the art stuff are going very well. The finally agreed on sending me the pics without watermark. I'm gonna create a webpage with a domain and promote the webpage through ebay. It's probably where i'm gonna focus most of my efforts from now on.

    Wish me luck!
     
  9. fortunator

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    Another update.

    My two most popular videos have been flagged from youtube. My sharecash account has been banned.

    Next step? I don't know.
     
  10. ContentLockPro

    ContentLockPro Power Member Premium Member

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    Good luck. Having 5 methods is already a success, make sure you work hard on each and every one
     
  11. fortunator

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    Here's the biggest update until now. Using the five methods, this has been the results so far


    METHOD 1:

    Classic Youtube + PPD method:

    When I started to do some conversions through sharecash my account got flagged and banned. Also my most popular videos where flagged and deleted. Now i'm kinda lost. I will try again upload a txt file with the dd link of the videos.

    Earnings: 0 $ + I got banned and flagged.

    METHOD 2:

    Fiverr.

    I convinced my friend finally and we started the gig 32 hours ago, we have made three sales by now and I think this can work out pretty nicely. Bad thing is that earnings are split between me and my friend.

    Earning: 15 $


    METHOD 3:

    Ebay selling (buy low, sell high).

    Conversations with the chinese are absolutely frustrating. One day they say yes, the other day they say no and the other day the say the opposite. It's frustrating but I think this idea is the that make me earn money in the long run.

    I'm reaching more and more providers (time difference with China makes me impossible to communicate with them except in the early hours of the morning for me, and I do have another job to take care of)


    Earnings: 0 $

    Expenses: -4 $ (Domain bought)

    METHOD 4:

    Rude refferals.


    This is the method that I have tried the least. I find it difficult to attract new costumers. I tried some ewhoring, but i don't have that salesman rethoric and all of the costumers have watched the video and leave, without register.

    Earnings: 0 $


    METHOD 5:

    Sponsored tweets and linkbucks

    This has been good. Linkbucks and some companies that offer sponsored tweets or facebook likes are producing some money. Bad thing is that some of the offer a minimum payout that I haven't reached yet:

    Earnings: 30 $

    I still need to expand a little bit more for linkbucks and to search for more sponsored tweets providers.


    I'M not really happy and earning are still super slow. Fiverr seems promising and the ebay thingie could work out but it's gonna take some time.

    I'm still on the line
     
  12. S E O

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    Mate i request you to choose only 1 good working method and try hard for it to get the maximum out of it.
    That will help you
    Going for 5 will be very awesome but in return there will be nothing.
    so going step by step will be the best option.
     
  13. fortunator

    fortunator Newbie

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    Another update.

    My youtube account has been banned, flagged and all videos deleted. I don't know how you guys handle this, but it's impossible for me, anytime one of my videos becomes kinda popular it gets flagged and deleted. I'm probably gonna abandon this method. The conversions were very low, and the effort was very high.

    Rude.com method has also been parked.

    Fiverr method works well, but i'm dissapointed that i only get 4$, the ammount of time necesary for clearance of the money (near two weeks) and the comissions. Three sales (15$) are, in the end, less than 12$ ($11,76 on my paypal account).

    Ebay received also some good sales, and managed to do some decent dollars. But one idiot throw me negative feedback. I also found this calculator (for anyone trying ebay selling) so you can really know how much profit you are making

    s-a-l-e-c-a-l-c--c-o-m-

    Linkbucks is steady on producing 1$ per day.
     
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    prmavericks Registered Member

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    Don't Give up on YT videos...Try to figure out what went wrong and then again work on it..