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My journey to $5 a day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by hackpenguin, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. hackpenguin

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    I've been looking for ways to make money online for the past year and a half or so but haven't had too much luck. I ran an adult site for a couple months along with a related tumblr that has a little more than 3k followers. I was worried about copyright issues because all of my content was ripped so I shut down the site and decided to take a break from trying to make money online for a while.

    Now I've decided to move on to ppd. At least for now anyways. Around the start of this month I started ripping videos from youtube, re-uploading them, and linking to a related niche blogspot landing page. As of today (2/25/13) I have 7 different niches set up with 11 videos promoting them. Here are the steps I take for each niche. Please let me know if there is any part of the process I could change to increase conversions, save time, etc.

    1. Download a niche video or maybe a couple relating to the same niche
    2. Re-upload it as my own
    ----- I change my IP for each account I create and only put 2 or 3 videos on each account
    3. Create a fake / dummy file and name it something relating to the niche (like "xbox code gen.exe" or whatever the niche may be)
    4. Password protect the dummy file in a zip archive, then put that archive in another unprotected zip archive containing a txt file called password.txt. In the txt file it has a link to my ppd file.
    5. Upload this to dropbox (makes it possible for me to edit file without changing download link If I ever wanted to change PPD sites)
    6. Make a blogspot landing page. Remove the blogspot Nav bar to make it look more legitimate, add meta tags with description, keywords, and author name, add a header image, and create a post with a relevant image, short description, and a link to the dropbox download.
    7. Go to uploaded youtube video and make a convincing title, put in tags, and add a link to the niche blogspot landing page I created.

    That's basically it. Apart from that I submit the blogspot urls to google and bing. Then I use pingler to ping them. I also use vagex to boost my videos. I read somewhere on the forums that it would help to embed my videos on twitter, buzzfeed, etc. Would doing so help the videos rank better?

    I've had a few accounts / videos taken down for "spams, scams, and commercially deceptive content" as well as a copyright claim from a company I claimed to have a bot for. I assume this is just a part of the process.

    For keywords I use google adwords to search something relevent to the niche. Then I use all the relevant search terms as keywords. Is this a bad idea? Should I use less keywords? Is it ok if my keywords are kind of long like "xbox live generator 2013"? Sometimes when I try to add all of these terms as tags to my youtube videos it tells me I have too many so I just pick a few and then in the description put "additional tags: tag1, tag2, tag3" Will that hinder my rankings?

    Sorry for all the questions! I'm a complete noob to all of this.

    Here are my February stats so far:
    8 Downloads
    $18.27 in earnings

    Hopefully that will be a lot higher next month!
     
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    Just a small update. I completed February without getting anymore downloads so I stayed at $18.27 for the month. This month has been alright so far. 6 downloads for a total of $3.40. Maybe sharecash is giving easier surveys now because I have a much higher conversion rate but the payout is less.

    My goal for the end of this month is $30.
     
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    Today is the 4th and it's almost over. I'm still at $3.40 which puts me behind schedule so I'm going to take action. I haven't really been uploading videos / starting new niche blogs lately so today I will put up 5 new niche sites. If I'm still behind tomorrow I will put up 10 new niche sites. I will continue like this until I'm back on schedule. I should be adding at least 5 a day, but most days I'm just plain lazy or off doing things with friends.

    I'm also considering doing something a little more whitehat. I'm willing to invest and to create a website if I have to. I ran a wordpress blog / site for a while so I have a little experience as a webmaster. I'm not really sure which direction to head though. any suggestions? I've been thinking about finding products on alibaba and reselling them through amazon, ebay, etc.
     
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    I'm currently working on a niche site to promote amazon affiliate sales and I'd like some money to be able to invest in advertising so I'm coming back to PPD.

    I only made $11.77 in March because I didn't really take any action like I said I was going to but I got more visitors, clicks, and downloads.

    Today I added 6 more niche videos and blogs over 2 accounts. I tried to start a 3rd but it needed to be phone verified so I stopped for the day.

    Can I get into any trouble for uploading fake keygens, cracks, etc? I haven't been using a proxy or anything and I'm wondering if I should delete some of my videos to stay out of trouble. For every account I just change the mac address on my router to get a new IP. If I should be hiding my IP, how should I do it? VPN? Private Proxies?