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My Journey Making Money with a Fake News Site

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by blackbeans, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. blackbeans

    blackbeans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Steps:

    1) Identify a target news audience and study its ideological preferences

    2) Select based on a) spending power b) tendency to share stuff on social media

    3) Create realistic looking new site

    4) Reverse engineer niche representatives

    More to follow. I'll post screenshots of traffic growth. I'll also discuss my monetization strategy.
     
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    Be interesting to see how this pans out. Good Luck.
     
  3. mynameisfrankenstein

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    Interesting concept. Brave thing to do, considering the backlash against "fake news" that's been going on lately.

    What are your motives for trying?
     
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    Mate Do you know ? You Cant get traffic From Facebook anymore with the FAKE NEWS THING .
     
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    Good luck to this journey! Let's see how "Fake News" sites behave these days.
     
  6. blackbeans

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    That's what they say but we'll soon see. "Fake News" is a slippery term.

    Fraudulent and flat out FALSE news is one thing

    But highlighting outrageous little reported or often overlooked stuff is NOT Fake News.

    I'll be doing the LATTER with a heavy emphasis on EYEBALL GRABBING headline writing :)


    More framework revelations coming soon. After that, I'll post my implementation progress.
     
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    Would keep an eye on this journey... :)
     
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    This will be fun to watch. Good Luck.
     
  10. especiallyHigh

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    Are you taking about fake news, like CNN, Buzzfeed, Vice, Gawker, etc?

    Or like this:

    Money
     
  11. MisterF

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    Good luck with this.

    Here's your first headline;

    PBNS Are Dead !
     
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  12. AryabhattZero

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    I wanted to create something like this.
    Bookmarked
     
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    Been thinking about this too; looking forward to your results. get after it.
     
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    YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW I MAKE 3000$ A DAY! That will works, believe me.
     
  15. BassTrackerBoats

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    Oh you sure can... I get traffic from FB that way every day.
     
  16. blackbeans

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    Exactly. It's all about presentation. No need to use inaccurate or flat out false info.

    Anyway, I'll be posting an update soon. This is a step by step journey description.
     
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    Then isn't that just a regular news site? Cause they hype it up all the time. I think it was called yellow journalism.
     
  18. Sunny A. Pt.

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    Ot of intrestng
    Wanna know how it works
     
  19. blackbeans

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    Here's the framework

    GRAND STRATEGY

    Create FB page

    Post content on page

    Share content post on FB groups

    Build up page fans

    Collect emails on blog

    Monetize through blog ads / email ad links

    OBJECTIVES (METHOD 1)

    Get more page likes through page content shares

    Share CONTENT FOR FB on Page

    For every INTERNAL post - post 1 blog post to YOUR (this is the payload) - this is NOT promoted on FB groups

    OBJECTIVES (METHOD 2) * HIGHER RISK OF BANNING

    Pump traffic to blog by posting blog posts on groups

    PICK A CONTENT NICHE

    Fake news project

    Find a political ideology (heavy traffic)

    SET UP A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

    Find profiles who are big on that ideology (ideologues)

    Look up their GROUPS

    Filter their groups - 30K or more members

    Join their groups

    Distribute your accounts: 1 account = 20 groups

    Target distribution network = 300 FB groups

    REVERSE ENGINEER WINNING CONTENT

    Participate in the groups / liking / sharing / commenting

    Pick out winning content and analyze

    - Picture choice
    - Picture strategy
    - Headline
    - Description
    - How people normally react

    POSTING QUALITY CONTROL RULES

    Relevant content only

    Call to action in descripton text

    Powerful thumbnail picture

    Engage people who respond to content

    Target post volume on page: 5 total daily posts - 4 posts on page for distribution (3 are so/so - filler - 1 is TOPNOTCH for distribution) 1 post = blog post = SUPER OUTRAGEOUS
     
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  20. MySideHustle

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    I like this. My question though, is will you be doing all of the writing and Facebook posting etc yourself or will you eventually outsource it?

    I think this idea has a lot of potential but 5 posts a day, sounds like a lot! Even with 3 of them being filler content, do you really plan to write 5 blog posts a day?