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My Journey to Build a Viral Website - $25 per day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by harizd, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. harizd

    harizd Regular Member

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    I'm committed to build a viral sharing website like buzzfeed and diply.

    Target method - Facebook and Twitter Viral marketing, Facebook PPE (boost post)

    Monetising method - Adsense for now and may be Outbrain and sell ad space in future.

    Current status:
    • Site up and running. Have a Facebook page of 300 fans built organically.
    • Had one of the posts go viral bringing about 10,000 page visits yesterday (This really got me motivated).
    • Generated 51 clicks on Adsense but the CPC was poor at $0.11


    Next steps:
    • Increase fan base to 1000 (real people)
    • Add more quality content that will go viral
    • Find better ways to monetise / optimise the site for higher CPC

    Long-term goal:


    • Make this a recurring income stream by outsourcing content writing and focus more on marketing tasks.

    Will update the thread as and when I pass through big milestones through this journey. Cheers!
     
  2. workahollic2

    workahollic2 Regular Member

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    wish you goodluck.
     
  3. iPinner

    iPinner Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Make sure your ad spots are optimized well. The easiest and smartest way in my opinion is to spy 9gag and similar websites - they're huge and optimized to perfection.
    Don't forget about mobile optimization for general look/use and ad spots too.
    Right use of social share buttons is the obvious thing for such websites.

    Good luck.
     
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    Wish you all the luck in the world buddy. Don't give up until you reach that goal!
     
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    look luck with that I'll rather focusing on facebook focus on SEO :)
     
  6. smartboyhere

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    Wishing you good luck for your journey..
     
  7. harizd

    harizd Regular Member

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    Thanks everyone!
    I have a feeling that it makes sense to focus on just one country or demographic so it becomes easy to focus on content that appeals to the audience rather than keeping it too broad. Now this has other limitations in terms of monetising etc. Any suggestions?
     
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    Good luck with your journey. I like viralnova style sites, they have potential to earn big.
     
  9. scottatmu

    scottatmu Newbie

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    Good luck! Will be awesome to follow.

    Quick question ... how long has your viral website been up and running?
     
  10. L3G10N

    L3G10N Registered Member

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    I have one viral type video/picture website and it is extremely hard to monetize. The best monetization I have found is adsense and infolinks, but I am curious what you find. Good Luck.
     
  11. Mermer99

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    Maybe you can go with CPM ads ?
     
  12. BUYSMM

    BUYSMM Regular Member

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    Subscribed, I was thinking about making same thing, but I'm lack of knowledge in this thing yet.
     
  13. V

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    Good luck on your journey mate. :) I think you can make good money if you have something unique to offer to the readers. Keep us posted with your earnings and updates. :)
     
  14. harizd

    harizd Regular Member

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    Less than a month old.
     
  15. harizd

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    Update as of now:

    20K page views in the last 3 days
    16K unique visitors
    Avg. session duration - 40 seconds (this is a bit worrying).
    Total fans: 295

    Adsense earning - $9

    Task for today: Research and write another viral post and run a boost campaign on FB.
     
  16. locker

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    its amazing how all that can be accomplished in a month.
     
  17. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Check out content.ad alternative to outbrain/Taboola requirements OP I'm building one myself using my tumblr traffic
     
  18. Aty

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    Can you post a screenshot of your current visitor stats?

    Good luck in achieving your goal.
     
  19. tokokipiani

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    Can you tell me what is the budget for Facebook Post BOOST? and it is really possible to monetize with adsense and run the FB ads at the same time? :yeah:
     
  20. harizd

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    Yes - here is the screenshot from GA.


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    Not much. Spent less than $5.
    I'm going to try out the like jack script in full swing to fast forward gaining likes and avoid spending on FB ads.