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My Journey to $50 / Day, Above, And Beyond!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by metra, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. metra

    metra Junior Member

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    Metra's Journey To $50 / Day, Above, and Beyond!

    Hey Everyone!
    2013 is a few short days away and with my recent experiences I have decided to start a Journey Discussion thread both for motivation and staying on task.
    Let's start with a bit about myself:

    I'm currently 20 years old and have been through a lot on the web! Throughout the years I've been reading, learning, and expanding my knowledge as much as I can, and then stumbled upon BHW this last summer.
    Before all of this, I had developed a variety of software, had my share of web development, and even set up a few of my own servers for some of the interesting project ideas I had. At the end of the day I wasn't satisfied, and I wasn't making much money from what I had been doing.

    In 2011 I developed a unique automation bot for a game and partnered with a site that was quite influential when it came to that specific game, this was my first real 'success' in making some money online, and over the course of the year I managed to get close to 500 sales. This was great, but as the game died off so did my software - that's when I realized it was time to expand my horizons and move on to the finer things possible in the IM universe. There were numerous interesting experiences in the past, and it all brings me to the present -- today.

    What I've Done:

    As one would expect, when I first found BHW I did a lot of reading, all of which was well worth the time. I went through hundreds of threads and was truly enamored by other's incredible achievements, but in the end I had to take action. The first thing I did was develop a few sites in an attempt to sell ClickBank products. I thought I had it all nailed and was about to make some sales! To my disappointment, my lack of keyword research and patience (as well as absolutely no SEO :)) resulted in a failure.

    Moving on! A month ago I decided to test the waters through Tumblr and see if I could monetize my blogs through AdSense. I coded my own awesome custom tool that manages the blogs for me 100%, uploads photos, queues, reblogs, everything. I spent about two weeks perfecting my tool and building blogs. At my peak I had approximately 5k NET followers and was making $15 daily through adsense. Awesome right? I thought so too.. until...

    One day Tumblr banned all my blogs. That's right, every single one. I had been creating them from the same IP and trying to target a variety of keywords, therefore Tumblr banned me for 'keyword spam'. Hah, I wasn't disappointed a single bit. I simply smiled, stood up, and told myself, "Another day...".

    I've also made roughly $200 through CPA and PPD, but I'll get into more detail about this later on in the post.

    Today!

    Tumblr: I have begun to rebuild all of my Tumblr blogs, taking all necessary precautions! I create accounts through proxies, limiting myself to 1-2 accounts per proxy. My ultimate plan is to rebuild my Tumblr empire and get a decent steady income going through Tumblr and Adsense. I really worry about adsense not liking the traffic I'm driving through Tumblr and banning my account.. even though all clicks are legit and my CTR is never more
    than 4% on a good day. In case they do, I can easily switch out the ad code to another network.. but I am really, genuinely hoping this never happens because I love adsense! As they all say, never put all of your eggs into one basket...

    Here is a quick illustration of what my bot looks like :) I'm just proud of my GUI.. tumblrbot.png
    Note: Do NOT ask me for this, as I have no plans on this leaving my PC anytime soon.

    CPA:
    I said I would talk about my previous CPA experiences as well: In the past month or so I've made about $200. I'm a member of PeerFly, AdscendMedia, AdworkMedia, and have been using CleanFiles for PPD. The majority of my earnings came from CleanFiles, but as of today, I am switching all content locking over to AdscendMedia to see how it performs.

    My Plan:
    Currently, I am going to be adding new posts to one of my primary Content Lock sites and uploading 2 videos per post. I'll be using my Video Ranking technique that has worked well for me in the past (Still have a few YouTube videos ranked #1 for decent keywords) and driving traffic through some Social Media as well (if all goes well). So, these are the two methods I will begin to experiment with and grow!

    Future Plans:
    In the future I am hoping to develop a nice software product that will be useful to the masses. As of right now I am starting out on a small scale, but with time as I see new opportunities, meet new people, etc. I hope to have success and expand.

    Earnings:

    Adsense Up Until Today (Before Mass Tumblr Ban) : $77.86

    CPA Up Until Today: $118.15

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    Adsense Today: $4.01

    CPA (3 Leads) : $3.30


    Total (Today): $7.31

    Edit: Updated earnings because they increased (Day wasn't over - 12/29/12)

    These earnings aren't anything incredible, but I 're-started' literally 2 days ago, so we'll see how things work out.
    I would appreciate it if anyone has any suggestions, tips, or tricks! Hope all of you enjoy this journey with me.

    Thank You!
    - Metra
     
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  2. cashcrateaddict

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  3. acapitalTee

    acapitalTee Power Member

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    I have a feeling you will reach $50 very easily. :)
     
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  4. cloverdan

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    Kudos to you pal, success is around you
     
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  5. metra

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    Thank You :)

    I sure hope so, we'll see how things go.

    Thanks. I'll be trying my best
     
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    Keep it up brah!
     
  7. FeelTouchCross

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    Great journey. I hope to learn something from you.

    Good Luck bro.
     
  8. metra

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    Earnings (12/30/2012 -- Day 2):

    Today I was rather busy planning a New Years event, and this next week will be focused towards 'building' up my methods and driving traffic.
    Earnings today were rather low... I switched networks after seeing 80ish clicks and 0 conversions, then ended up getting 2 conversions which is good news (After the network switch) :) I'll stick with that network for now.

    My site got 254 UVs today so that's good - I am monetizing this with content locking as well as infolinks.

    What I did Today:
    • Added 4 accounts to my 'Auto-Tumblr' bot.
    • Added 10 new items/articles of content to my content locked site
    • Uploaded 20 videos to YouTube (2 per article)
    • Added views to the videos to rank them, and did a few other SEO things to my videos

    I didn't do as much as I had hoped, and as I said, earnings will be low while I build everything up.. so bear with me

    Adsense: $1.19
    Content Locking: $1.90
    Infolinks: $1.34

    Total Today: $4.43
    NET Total: $11.74

    Edit: Infolinks earnings took a while to update
     
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    Don't give up , keep testing and tweaking new things .
     
  10. nipunn12

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    You will reach 50 a day in less than a month
     
  11. service hub

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    hello best of luck my mate ..NEVER GIVE UP
     
  12. metra

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    Earnings (12/31/12 -- Day 3)

    Today I added 4 more accounts to my Auto-Tumblr, follower count is increasing daily which is a good thing to see :)
    Total follower count is currently at 834, after a week, and growing steady.

    I also purchased some YouTube accounts and a set was actually delivered today. This means I can finally start expanding on YouTube without the worry of getting my primary account(s) banned.
    Two previous orders on Fiverr weren't delivered on time and I had to cancel... seems its either the holidays or everyone is having some kind of trouble with those YT PVAs lately...

    My content locking niche isn't very 'lock-friendly' if you want to call it that. Nearly all of my competitors are monetizing it solely through AdFly & Infolinks, but I'm gonna keep giving it a push and see where it gets me. Will also be expanding into some more interesting niches as time goes on.

    Anyhow, here are the earnings:

    CPA + Content Locking: $4.88
    Adsense: $4.51
    Infolinks: $0.62

    Total Today: $10.01
    NET Total: $21.75
     
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  13. jameshilton105

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    Seems a very consistent earning. I can't help but be amazed. Keep us updated mate... Good luck!
     
  14. WebVerest

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    Good Luck! I hope you get there soon!
     
  15. JaxOver9s

    JaxOver9s Junior Member

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    Best if luck in 2013!

    Quick question:
    When you were making $15 per day on tumblr via AdSense, how many blogs and how many followers in total did you have?

    Do you feel you are tracking to have similar results with your new tumblr method?

    Peace,
    Jax
     
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    About 3.5 - 4k followers. So far yes, but we'll see what the outcome is :)
    I do have a good feeling about it, as long as no more accounts get banned

    Thanks,
    -Metra
     
  17. JaxOver9s

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    Thanks for the quick response!

    Were those followers spread over multiple blogs? On average how many followers per blog?

    Thanks!
     
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    Earnings (1/1/2013 -- Day 4)

    Today I added 10 accounts to my Auto-Tumblr; as these accounts grow I should see an increase in earnings if all goes to plan. Today wasn't a very good AdSense day.
    My CTR was 0.97% which is really terrible. I'm not worried about it though, because as this grows it'll also improve.

    Total follower count currently sits at 1064. I gained +230 followers today.
    Unique Visitors to my primary site today: 393 with 739 Page Views

    I also started doing some more niche and keyword research since I would like to expand further as my primary 2 methods grow. Trying to find a niche where I can offer
    legit content for the long-term isn't as easy as it may seem.

    CPA + Content Locking: $10.65
    Adsense: $2.81
    Infolinks: $0.52

    Total Today: $13.98
    NET Total: $35.73


    Edit: AdSense earnings update an hour later than 12AM my time (time zones), got another click :D

    To answer JaxOver9s:
    No problem. Yes, they were spread across multiple blogs - approximately 200-300 followers per.
     
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  19. samualwarn

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    Very Close your target...............
    keep it up..........Boy!!!!
     
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    good luck .. thank your thread