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My Journey to $10/day with Youtube/CPA

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by SurgeR, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. SurgeR

    SurgeR Newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm very new to making money on the internet. This is a noob's journey to $10/day using Youtube and CPA.
    Currently, I'm making nothing. So by posting this journey, I hope to get more motivation and finally achieve my dream.

    I already got accepted to AWM so at least I have that out of the way.

    The Plan

    1. Find more niches
    2. Create/copy/upload videos
    3. Create a blogger for the videos (I have no offline money for a real site)
    4. Find a way to promote them?

    Number 4 is the hardest for me. I only have a couple of views on the videos I submitted this week.
    I hope I'll find the answer to that as I move along.

    The current niche I'm working on is gaming cracks/hacks/keys.

    Here's a screenshot of my content locker stats from two videos on Day 1

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    It's not too good and I only got those views in the first hour.

    Ideally, I will update this thread every day or so :)
     
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  2. MissioneR

    MissioneR Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good luck! I wish you to reach your target soon. Many people making 100$ with YT+CPA.
     
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  3. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You have a good plan bro, just stick to it and keep pushing and you will be there! :)

    Best of luck :)
     
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  4. Poorkid

    Poorkid Newbie

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    Good luck with the journey
     
  5. TheMoneyWizard

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    You will achieve $10/day in no time! :)

    I wish you the best of luck with this Journey!
     
  6. SurgeR

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    Day 2

    Summary:

    1. Found a good way to boost videos - with enhanceviews
    2. Used it to get a few likes, subs, favorites, and 100 views without wasting any money
    3. Located my video's rank based on the direct keywords
    4. Found another niche to try. I will upload another video tomorrow.

    Screenshot of my content locker stats. I'm happy to see that I got a click. I can almost taste that money :D

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    Some things that I noted:

    I can't understand what's going on in youtube's head. I found that my video was on the 7th page of youtube using just 2 keywords together. An hour later I checked back and it was on the 6th page with more views counted. Then I checked again later and the view count rolled back and it was on the 7th. Now it seems that it reset to stats from 6 hours ago and I'm back on the 6th. The view counter on the search page seems to be frozen but maybe that's a youtube feature for every video.

    I also noticed many videos almost identical to mine have gotten banned. Luckily, I'm still hanging in there. And amazingly, some of the similar videos have been up for months. Another interesting thing is that someone copied my video word for word using the exact same title, description, and video just with an edited link. Not sure what the deal with that is.

    Enhanceviews is awesome so far. I can't believe I haven't heard of it. It took a while to find. I couldn't register on vagex because it closed so I instead I registered on EV. My question is, what's the best way to feed views and likes to my videos? Should I set a large interval for views (15 - 30 minutes)?

    Lastly, I'm learning a lot by doing all of this hands on. So far it's been a great experience. And it will be unless youtube bans me. I'm going to work on getting my video to the front page of youtube search and upload another one tomorrow.

    And thanks to everyone who is supporting me and giving me encouragement :)
     
  7. Saint-Hero

    Saint-Hero Regular Member

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    "Don't give up":)
     
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  8. Mike Hunt

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    I just added rep because you are being realistic and going for $10 off the bat and not $100.

    The hardest thing in IM is to reach your 1st sale/conversion whatever. Then you shoot for average daily goals of 3 then 5 then $10 depending on payout. By this time you will have stumbled and failed some along the way. You see now what is working and what is not.

    The next hardest thing is to actually reach minimum payout on some programs. That first check/deposit feels good man!

    Ramp up your efforts, go wider and deeper. What worked yesterday may not work today. Best of luck man and keep at it!
     
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  9. SurgeR

    SurgeR Newbie

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    Thanks guys.

    Day 3

    I was busy offline. Nothing to note.

    Day 4

    Summary:

    1. Uploaded a new video
    2. Got some more clicks

    day3.JPG

    As you can see I got a lot more impressions and clicks. But I made a really dumb mistake. I copied the same content locker code to my new locker. I think my new video should have gotten more clicks. This could have been really bad. So I've got some questions. What qualifies as a lead?

    Also, my other video disappeared from youtube search. I can't find it anywhere without using the exact title, which nobody will type in. I have a duplicate video that I uploaded and it's still there on the 7th page, but it has very few views. And my last question is, youtube said that my video matched third-party content. Should I do anything or worry about it?
     
  10. SurgeR

    SurgeR Newbie

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    I'm going to stop writing the day, because it's probably annoying.

    Look at my screenshot. It's a running total from the start.

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    I just don't understand why I'm not getting any leads. Am I doing something wrong?

    Besides that, my decision to look into another niche was very successful. I've gotten most of my clicks from the new video.
     
  11. SurgeR

    SurgeR Newbie

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    It's been a whole week since I started this journey and guess what? I finally made some money!!

    Total Clicks: 104
    Total Leads: 8
    Total Earnings: $13.10
    Best Day: $8.60

    Wow this journey is almost over. I really didn't expect that. One of the things that I think helped was switching away from AWM to another CPA network. At AWM I got 47 clicks and only 1 lead.

    Seven of the leads were from the second video. I'm pretty happy and now I can see how easy this could be scaled up. I just need to make more videos and rake in the money :)

    Thank you BHW!