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My Journey to $500/week, success is not optional

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by freestyleislife, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. freestyleislife

    freestyleislife Registered Member

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    Hey guys, so first of all let me introduce myself, I am a collage student in the US who is starting to realize that I really don't want to work for some company, and then when I die, to have done nothing meaningful at all. So I have been working on social media for a while now (details below) and am looking to take it all to the next level. Let us begin.

    I have a partner that I will be working with, he feels the same way I do and will do whatever it takes. We will be using Instagram (2 accounts) + Facebook (2 pages) + YouTube. All content will be original and created by us.

    The plan is to release at least one video a week on YouTube, 4+/week each on Instagram and Facebook. We will be monetizing YouTube with ad sense obviously, and we will be looking to have sponsored content as we grow larger. The internet/ranking/promoting side of things is my part in this, my partner will be handling all of the video editing for all of our pages. All profits will be split 50/50

    As of right now we are sitting at:
    YouTube
    ~1600 subs (all real)
    ~400 realtime views (48hrs)
    ~380,000 total views​
    Instagram
    ~34.5k followers total (all real)​
    Facebook
    ~23k likes total (all real)​

    The goal of $500/week was decided so that I can make this a full time gig. At that level I feel that I can live off of it comfortably enough to dedicate even more and push it to $xxx/day

    All suggestions on driving traffic to YouTube would be greatly appreciated, I have been playing with Facebook ads and am looking into Reddit ads right now, other ideas are more than welcome.

    Our niche is soccer related (so if anyone also in that niche would like to work with us send me a pm!)

    Here we go!

    Edit* I will try to update at least 2 times per week!
     
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  2. Zabitcoinz

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    Good luck on your journey mate!
    I'm trying about the same thing with a friend of mine. Started fresh since yesterday.

    I really hope we will succeed in our journeys ;)
     
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    Gl!

    Don't give up!

    Danny
     
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    Hey mate, you can use good SEO service to drive the traffic. Good Luck
     
  5. freestyleislife

    freestyleislife Registered Member

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    Thank you! And good luck to you as well!
    I won't!
    Any suggestions? I don't have my own website right now, so isn't SEO kind of useless? I know there is Youtube Seo but that is just description, title etc. +views,like, comments, retention right?
     
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    IM is a number game, keep it up man
     
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    Yup, I will!
     
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    Update #1

    YouTube
    1617 subs (all real)
    1000 realtime views (48hrs)
    379,100 total views​
    Instagram
    24.8k followers​
    Facebook
    23.9k likes
    For some reason we lost a few followers, I assume that these were either fake accounts or just non relevant accounts because our engagement is still climbing.

    On a side note, I did get a product placement deal with a heart-rate monitor company, they will give 2 of the product for free and $100 in exchange for a video on our accounts featuring it(made by us) and exclusivity from their competitors for one month. I felt that this would be a good first step in establishing our authority as "social influencers".

    Profit so far $100
    Avg weekly profit this month $25

    This journey will go until the Avg weekly profit for the month == $500 (rolling monthly profit of $2k)
    I felt that I should define my goal more clearly.
     
  9. SEMWORLD

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    Hello buddy. I will say congrats for the bold move that you have taken. I will for sure tell you that when you stick to the inspiration, you are likely to get far with that. Make sure that you are not repeating the same mistakes in this journey. Be ready to learn and also go that extra mile so that you can have a clear understanding of anything you are handling. That is all from this end for your information.
     
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    freestyleislife Registered Member

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    Thank you! I'll be giving this everything I have. It might be slow at times, but I know that if i don't give up, it will eventually work out. :)
     
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    In my experience, lots of Reddit users have AdBlock installed, so I wouldn't bother advertising on Reddit if you rely on Adsense for monetisation.
     
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    Great job mate. Your niche is one that can easily go viral any time, you just have to be the first to break the news before others to catch the vibe. Will be sending you a PM, as I plan starting a similar niche.
     
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    Thank you for the heads up! I just did a $5 ad on there to test it out and had a horrible CTR, under 1%. I'm sure I could improve that, but I don't know if I could get it to be worthwhile.
    Yup, and I look forward to it.
     
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    That's Great ;););););)
     
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    Best of luck :)
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Good luck. Mind sharing a bit more about your niche? I was into football individual highlight years ago but there's too much copyright. I was having real 15k sub on youtube.
     
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    Update #2

    YouTube
    1635 subs (all real)
    4200 realtime views (48hrs) !!!!!!!!!!
    380,700 total views​
    Instagram
    34.9k followers​
    Facebook
    24.4k likes
    Started playing around with posting the videos in G+ groups, hopefully it will help out the growth. Other than that, not much else to say, I will be back soon with another update!

    Profit so far $100
    Avg weekly profit this month $25

    Note: last update had the intsagram followers wrong, i did the math incorrectly, it was at 34.8k not 24.8k lol. (shouldn't do updates while I'm falling asleep)
     
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    Yeah, there is a lot of copyright in that haha. And all that I will say here is that we are creating all of the content for our channel, so no copyright involved. If you want to discuss this further feel free to send me a pm!
     
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    Hey guys, what are your thoughts about spamming G+ groups with my videos? Will it help? Any suggestions on where else to post it?