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My journey to 800$ a month on a passive income

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by scumbagsteve, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    Hello,Im a 23 year old romanian pc technician now living in greece and started getting into IM about 6 months ago.I started so bad that calling it bad is an understatement,managed to get my adsense acc banned in two weeks,reading more and doing less,didn't know where to start or what to start,info overload on bad info,a total mess.I gave up like many people I suppose,told myself this isn't for me etc etc.But after 2 months or so, I don't remember why,I checked my adsense acc and it was unbanned and that gave me a push to start again.So once again I started reading about ways to make money online,stumbled on this site (thank god,not really im an atheist :D) and read most of the methods around here on niche sites,how to drive traffic to them,how to optimize etc.
    So I didn't want to start on the bad foot once again and start with baby steps this time.I went for google blogger,thought about and "researched" 15 niches and made 15 blogs.
    From those, only 5 have proved to be working well and I decided to work on those.
    I monetize them with Adsense,Adfly and now Infolinks.I know there are way better programs and methods (ive read them) but its a step i will take in the future.Also some of these methods require investment that I don't have right now being unemployed,even though I could get some I want to see how things work first before taking that step or at least build an income through these that can pay the hosting/domains.
    I also started using two free hosting/subdomains companies 2 weeks ago where i installed Wordpress (since its easy to use for me with the plugins) and transfered the posts from blogger there.
    For traffic I use Youtube,Social bookmarking,SEO,web 2.0 sites.
    My earnings so far:
    Adsense 26.37$
    Adfly 7.03 $
    Infolinks 0.16$
    Total 33,56$

    The goal is pretty high I know,It will take a lot of work also but Im determined to make it happen.I will try to update this thread everyday on what Im doing,thank you for reading and good luck to all you IM fighters out there,stay strong.Also any advice is very much appreciated.
     
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  2. futurestunner

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    good luck but what i just saw is



     
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  3. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    Yeah I messed up on the last paragraph with the text color and I was editing it when you saw it perhaps?Thanks though :)
     
  4. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    Update on 29th october

    So my goal right now is to get as much content as I can for my 5 sites,I have 10 more in mind that will follow.For 3 of those the content is limited to around 1200 posts each and im focusing on finishing them.
    Im also focusing on the new sites with the free hosting and left blogger as it is.
    Not doing any backlinking yet.Except for Youtube on some occasions.
    All done manual no tools.

    Site 1 (main): I made in total 230 posts so far,today added 20 more (only) since I had downtime(sigh..) and also had to edit them all because people didn't click on the adfly links due to some mess up.

    Site 2 : Total posts 97,today added 17 more.

    Site 3 : Total posts 35,today added 10 more.

    Site 4 : Total posts 30,today added none.

    Site 5 : Well this requires one post each day and doesn't have to do with number of posts.So +1

    youtube videos : So far 20 videos linking in to Site 1,today added none.

    Earnings for today:

    Adsense 0.95$
    Adfly 0.15$
    Infolinks 0.34$

    Total 1.44$

    Pretty good day for me.Will update more tomorrow.Thanks for reading :)
     
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  5. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    Update 30th October

    I was busy offline but I still did some things.Decided to scrap Site 5, since its not static, and replace it with another one.
    This week I will build another seven sites with 10-25 posts each so they can start getting indexed/ranked? till I finish the others.
    I will also tutor my girlfriend on how to add posts on one site,so hopefully things will go faster.Four hands better then two right?
    What I did today.

    Site 1 : Total posts 246, added 16.

    Site 2 : Total posts 97, added 0.

    Site 3 :
    Total posts 42, added 7.

    Site 4 :
    Total posts 30, added 0.

    Site 5(new) : Total posts 9

    youtube : Uploaded 10 videos pointing to Site 3

    Earnings for today:

    Adsense 0$
    Adfly 0.12$
    Infolinks 0.4$

    Total 0.16$

    Bad day but its ok since till now only Site 1 has started getting traffic and adsense is random as always.Thank you for reading. :)





     
  6. KillerHeck

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    Keep up the good work and good luck! Since you got some help now, maybe it's a good idea to also keep expanding the number of niche websites, maybe you can find a niche site that doubles your earning!
     
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  7. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    I will :) the goal is high and my road is very long but im determined to do it,im even prepared mentally to get banned by adsense(hopefully I wont) on the way but that won't stop me if it happens,if s**t hits the fan there are many other methods out there and I can drive traffic elsewhere.On the course I will try some of the other methods as well.
    I can make a bold promise that this thread won't end up in the "hopes and dreams graveyard".
     
  8. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    Update on 31th October

    I was very busy this day so not much done.

    Site 1 : Total posts 246,no change.

    Site 2 : Total posts 97,no change.

    Site 3: Total posts 42,no change.

    Site 4:
    Total posts 30,no change.

    Site 5 :
    Total posts 25,added 16.

    youtube: uploaded 10 videos pointing to site 3.

    Month earnings

    Adsense

    This month: 20.47$

    Previous month : 4.8$

    Total : 28$ this is plus the other month

    Adfly

    This month : 4.8$

    Previous month : 2$

    Total : 7.8$ also plus other month

    Infolinks

    Total : 0.70$

    This month combined total : 25.97$

    All time total : 36.5$

    Im very pleased with this month,compared to previous one is x3 more earnings,hopefully this month will go even better.I hope the work done will help increase it.
    Thank you for reading,I hope you guys had a good month also :)

     
  9. euhero

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    Good Luck bro. Looking forward on your success
     
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  10. Cad01

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    Hi, keep up the good work, i'm sure that if you continue working hard you will succeed. Good luck.
     
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  11. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    Update 1st November

    First of all thank you all who bothered reading and replying it gives me motivation,that is somthing which can't be bought and is of major importance.

    Finished tutoring my girlfriend,which by the way isn't good at all with english,so I will see how she does over the next days.

    Today I focused on Site1 and also made another site.Also used youlikehits to get google+ to Site1 and Site3.

    Site 1: Total posts 290,added 44 posts. google+ 190

    Site 3:Total posts 42,no change. google+ 40

    Site 6(new): Total posts 8

    Other sites no change.

    This day's earnings

    Adsense : 0.07$

    Adfly : 0.20$

    Infolinks : 0.06$

    Total : 0.33$

    Not a very good start of month but at least Site 2 started getting traffic from google which is good.Too bad I can't really promote it via youtube,but its a pretty hot niche so people come on their own=organic=very good imo.

    Thank you for reading.Good luck to you all :)

     
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    bookmarking this one!
     
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  13. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    Update on November 2

    Work done this day.

    Site 1 : Total posts 324,added 34.

    Site 6 : Total posts 25,added 17.

    Youtube: uploaded 10 videos pointing to site 3.

    This day's earnings

    Adsense : 1.9$

    Adfly: 0.14$

    Infolinks : 0.04$

    Total : 2.08$

    Very good day,if only this would start stabilizing but its adsense so..kinda hard till I start getting more views I suppose.
    I have to work more,otherwise it will take me months to finish the "limited 1200+ posts" sites,my goal will be to have at least 50 posts a day to site 1 and 10 vids pointing to one of the sites.

    Thank you for reading,have a nice day/night :)
     
  14. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    It's in the making,I didn't mean that I have that income already,you misunderstood it seems.
     
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    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    Update November 3

    Work done today.

    Site 1 :Total posts 371,added 47 posts.

    Other sites no change.

    Youtube: uploaded 10 videos pointing to Site 6.

    This day's earnings

    Adsense : 0.12$

    Adfly : 0.18$

    Infolinks : 0.01$

    Total : 0.31$

    Meh, any day under 1$ is bad for me but its better than nothing.

    Thank you for reading :)

     
  16. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    Update on November 4

    Work done this day.

    Site 1: Total posts 416,added 45.

    Site 7(new) : Total posts 229,imported from blogger.

    Other Sites no change.


    This day's earnings

    Adsense : 0.26$

    Adfly : 0.20$

    Infolinks : 0.17$

    Total : 0.63$

    Better than yesterday at least heh.
    Thank you for reading.

     
  17. HazeBlazer

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    $800 a month IS a high goal, that's making almost everything you made last month in one day for a month, but not as high as some newbies that want to make 5k or 100k a month in less than a year. Technically speaking, if you scaled what you were doing thirty-fold then you should ideally reach your goal but how much work is that to you? It seems adsense is what you should be putting more reliance into for reaching your goal, you might want to twist your method with something else for special traffic or something.
     
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  18. LionHearted28

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    cool post, is there any other way to make more money?
     
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    good luck bro
     
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  20. scumbagsteve

    scumbagsteve Newbie

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    I know it will take much work and I'm prepared to do it.Yeah to get to that amount I would have to get my current month's earnings in one day,not easy no doubt about that,but I will keep building sites with good content and in good niches also,so technically speaking I will get that amount some day.
    I also don't care how much time this will take,maybe 1 year or 2 who knows?As I see it as long as I keep working the earning will keep raising.
    I don't understand the "special traffic" you said.