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My Journey to $10/day with Youtube

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Inetpub, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Inetpub

    Inetpub Regular Member

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    So this is my first journey but I am not new to youtube. Previous successes in IM bring me a decent daily income and I am only doing this to build a new channel and see if I can do it again. I have a good day job so IM is a hobby and not a job. What I am doing here is writing my journey down, inspiring myself to reach my small goals, and letting everyone see that this can be done. Journey will end when I end reach my daily earnings.

    Objective: Earn $10.00/day (300/month) for a consistent 2 weeks.

    Budget: $50.00

    Stats I will base on: Youtube generally takes 3-4 days to fill in information so I will update you with Ranged(rough estimate) earnings (dont want to mess with youtube/google policies).

    Tools:
    Aged account (not required)
    Adsense monetization
    youtube keyword tool found here https://www.youtube.com/keyword_tool

    Starting point: (2 days ago)
    - Gathered information about keyword and competition. Keyword tool says 10k-15k Global monthly searches
    - Searched youtube for keyword competition - Results came in with less than 500000 results (wont tell you how much) But this to me is low competition for that many global searches
    - created a channel design and worked on verifying all youtube settings including creating a blogspot blog and verifying it with youtube channel
    - wrote a complete about page containing my keyword
    - uploaded 2 videos and tagged them with keyword and created a playlist containing that keyword
    - put one video up on reddit


    I will keep everyone posted on this journey with stats that I can share and with work done. I will use ONLY youtube stats as I dont trust adsense's TOS to approve me for showing anything.

    Thanks for the journey.
     
  2. diemou

    diemou Power Member

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    Good luck with your journey. Are you going to make your own videos?
     
  3. Inetpub

    Inetpub Regular Member

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    All my videos are custom created and purposely target my niche and audience. As a general rule, I like to create them to be longer than 10 minutes and attractive to bring back subscribers. Currently my aged channel has roughly 200 subs but thats only because of my previous work. I am growing on that 200 sub base. Based on previous experience, my estimation is this channel will start bringing in the money in 6-8 weeks.
     
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  4. SupNatural

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    Good luck. I just wonder that what method you use in your journey? Do you content locker fake stuff?
     
  5. Inetpub

    Inetpub Regular Member

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    I dont use PPC/PPD or content lock. This is more whitehat methods and youtube and adsense. I'm tired of PPD and all that stuff. This is more rebuilding a new channel and monetizing it through either adsense or one day partner networks (machinima/tgn)
     
  6. Inetpub

    Inetpub Regular Member

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    Alright. So I think im making some waves. Today I tackled a new task.

    I started the night with an upload of 2 new videos with my niche keywords and posted them on blogger. I custom created the blogger site to look decent and somewhat passible as a site you would look at some youtube videos on. I do not intend to put adsense on the blogsite yet.

    I applied for Standard instream ads as this is not enabled automatically with adsense. (Those who do youtube will want to enable this)

    Also, I went on youtube and started a comment campaign. Basically the idea is to find videos that auto-accept video responses and link my videos there. Do this afew times and you're building youtube backlinks to your video(or so I presume). Also, if you go into channels that contain your keyword, go on their channel page and leave a good comment in the discussions page. The intentions is to get google to see that you are a person and not just a bot. I intend to do this afew times this week to build traffic.


    Just to recap what I did today,

    Uploaded 2 videos with same keywords/niche
    applied for Standard instream ads
    comment on videos
    comment on discussion pages of competitors
    send video responses with my videos to auto-accept videos

    I haven't recieved any youtube ad updates yet but traffic is slowly building. My niche has a decent pay per click so I'm expecting some return with little views. The math I am using is Lower views * higher ppc. I will update this more as soon as I get my first reports in. Before I started this on the channel, I was making roughly .11cents a day with this channel. Now we watch it grow!

    Budget: I still haven't touched my budget yet because its more or less for backlink building when I want to start doing that. I prefer dripfeeds but I haven't gotten to that point in my niche. I will post budget information when I use it.
     
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  7. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    Looks like you've got all the basics in place. Will you be advertising your videos in YouTube to grow your views/subscribers and audience?
     
  8. Inetpub

    Inetpub Regular Member

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    Yes I have a budget of 50 bucks for drip feeds and such but before I spend it all on one video, I'll choose the video with caution. Best way to get results is to rank 1 video and pump it to the top.


    Im hoping my audience will grow in time but subs and views will be real.
     
  9. Brokebandit001

    Brokebandit001 Newbie

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    good luck with your venture!! =D
     
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    Inetpub Regular Member

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    So youtube'd first numbers came in for the first day and it was a whopping $.30 cents. Some people have asked me where my traffic is going to come from. I am not creating viral videos. I am creating videos in a niche and intend to populate the first 2 pages with 3-4 videos and making my channel have enough authority that any video I post, youtube will recommend it. Right now, I'm at .30 cents and I expect to continue that for abit.

    Work done today:
    Posted another video in that nice
    Posted it to blog
    Posted it with main keywords
    Comments on discussion pages of other channels
    Replied to every comment left on the first 4 videos (equals a whole 3 replies.)
    Replied to many autoaccept channels
     
  12. yogi31286

    yogi31286 Elite Member

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    good that you took action. Be steady and you'll see success :D
     
  13. Inetpub

    Inetpub Regular Member

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    Took some action today. Uploaded another video in the niche and posted it on reddit. Seems to be going ok since I got views instantly from reddit. Basic strategy is to flood the niche's keywords so I own the keyword. Also spent some time commenting and got my first subscriber from one of my new videos. Slowly this is starting to build. Again, my goal is $10.00/day on this channel.
     
  14. NuWave

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    i wish you the best i look forward to your progress :)
     
  15. Inetpub

    Inetpub Regular Member

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    check test 1...2..testing..anyone here?

    So to update everyone, I am still doing this journey. I actually let this slide for the last 3 weeks so I could grow let the channel grow organically. Again, my goal was $10.00/day for 2 weeks.

    The following is my chart of views vs earnings. As you can see, without doing anything in the last few weeks, my revenue is slowly trending up. So far the high was a $7.31 day and its still growing.

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  16. attitude

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    thanks for the update.
     
  17. Slabs

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    How do you fing the global search stats? Only see individual countries.
     
  18. fredwyatt7777

    fredwyatt7777 Registered Member

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    We have to have small goals to reach the bigger goals . Keep it up
     
  19. hatimyal

    hatimyal Senior Member

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    Hi you did not update your thread for quite long.

    Whats your status now.

    did you reach your goal.

    Thanks
     
  20. lofer

    lofer Newbie

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    great journey bro... i am also doing same... but fail to make such money..
    my videos getting 5-10 click daily.
    any advice to make it better?