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My Journey to further success.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by tzbt827, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. tzbt827

    tzbt827 Regular Member

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    tzbt's Journey to further success!


    I have been doing IM for around 2 months now. I tried to start a PPD journey at first (as most newbs do) but of course, I 'gave up' after a few days. I guess the real reason I gave up was that I didn't know what I was doing and I was lazy. I uploaded only 3 videos altogether, all focused on seperate niches but I did actually get 2 downloads. May I also add that these videos were poorly made, clearly fake, little to no on page SEO and each averaged at 500 views each which I sent to the videos from credits I earned on EnhanceViews.

    So this got me thinking, with the further knowledge I have now, I should be able to scale it up and hopefully earn some more money using the good old PPD+YT method. I would have loved to do an article writing service here on BHW (as I did get 2 orders on an article writing Fiverr gig) but it appears that you need to be a Jr. Vip to post a service in that section. Oh well, maybe one day.

    Enough waffling on, let's get down to business.

    The Plan

    My plan is fairly simple, I have taken aspects from many different successful journeys here on BHW and I plan to integrate them all into one successful method. I will also add my own little twists to make it unique. It is all basically the same, make the video recording the app, content
    lock the file, upload vid to YT, send likes comment views etc, you know the drill!
    I will be using the widely hated PPD network Sharecash, formally known as Shitcash here on BHW. The main reason I am using this network is that they send payments via PayPal and have a minimum payout threshold of $10. Of course this may change throughout my journey, possibly to a PPI network, who knows?

    I have decided to start with no money at all, this way my journey could help other newbs like me who have just started online. I will earn the views from Vagex and comments and likes from an AddMeFast bot.


    My Ultimate Goal

    I do not plan to rely on an income of PPD forever of course. My true aim is to own multiple niche websites earning $$$ a day through stable Adsense income. I could have gave that a shot right away, as I do know a fair bit about content, SEO and the Google ranking system but I don't want to rush into things.
    I feel like when I get around to doing this, that I want to take a proper approach at it, so the goal of this journey is to gather the cash required to start this up, including SEO tools, domains, hosting and any other necessary expenses. This should not take too long though, even if I do have to resort to other methods throughout.


    So yeah guys, sorry for the long post. I will try to update this as journal as often as possible with stats and other cool stuffs. Thank you for reading!





     
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  2. Rokebono

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    Good luck with your journey! :)
     
  3. Veyron

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    Good luck on your journey and I wish you much success! Never give up, stay dedicated and consistently read BHW and I can almost assure you that you'll reach your goal(s). If you don't see money coming in immediately, don't let this de-motivate you, keep going strong and remember your vision and goals throughout your journey and one day you'll find a method that works good for you.

    To your success,

    Veyron
     
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  4. erickishere

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    Good luck on your journey OP. If you're feeling down and struggling, youtube some motivational videos it'll help you
     
  5. SPQR

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    Best of luck to you. Game plan is down, now all you need to do is shovel in some coal.
     
  6. jamesjk1

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    Good looking plan. Like the others before me, I wish you the best in your journey. Let us know how it goes :)
     
  7. mindlesswizard

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    Good luck bro !! All the best to your journey ! Keep your thread updated
     
  8. bryceslv

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    Good luck! I'll be keeping tabs on your journey as you go. :)
     
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    I hope success comes over and slaps you in the face hehe (I mean that in a good way :eek:)
     
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  11. tzbt827

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    UPDATE 1:

    Before I start, thanks for the messages guys, you're all too kind ^.^

    Just my luck... I go to upload a file to Sharecash and find 502 Bad Gateway errors all over the place. It turns out they are upgrading some of their systems, god damn it. So I guess production stops until ShareCash is back up again (I can see why they are called ShitCash now lol).

    I tried to set up some landing pages using free hosting and Wordpress, and it was very difficult. After spending hours trying to find a good landing page theme, I found one! After installing I try to visit the site and get an instant redirect to: www.______.com/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi

    I tried to search Google for an answer but it involved editing many little files. As courageous as I am I gave it a go, broke the whole site. I had to delete the whole website then as it fully corrupted, oh silly me. After that I found my life saver http://www.landerapp.com and made a proffesional looking landing page which I could host on their site, yay.

    Despite this I still can't finish the landing page as I am embeding my YouTube video into it, but I can't upload the video as I need to watermark it with my download link and I can't watermark the download link as I can't upload the file. I'm still a trooper so i'll find a way around this.

    So yeah, quite an eventful day in all. I hope to get this video and another up today to make up for all the lost time.




     
  12. tzbt827

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    DAY 1 OVERVIEW

    I didn't do much today, just uploaded 2 videos and hit one with 1k views from Vagex. I thought Vagex would be a good service as they have a limit of members on the site but it takes so long to earn enough credits, infact they made it easier to just tweet my referral link and get 500 credits instantly.

    I think I have picked a bad niche though as the one video that I gave no views is ranking higher than the one that I did give views (they are both on 1st page). If there is such thing as an 'under-saturated niche' then I guess that I just found one. I also decided to use CleanFiles for the time being while ShareCash was down and I was waiting to get accepted into FileIce. I don't want to use CleanFiles for too long though as i'm scared that I won't reach the $100 payout.

    TODAYS STATS

    File Earnings Downloads Imps Clicks EPC CR
    TFC $0.00 0 2 0 $0.00 0%


    I won't dwell on 1st days stats, as they are bad. I also think those two impressions were from my twitter spam of my bitly link. I think I will definitely try out a better niche tomorrow, hopefully I can get a download! *fingers crossed*
     
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  13. tzbt827

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    DAY 2 OVERVIEW

    Today was pretty much the same as yesterday, uploaded 2 videos. I made the same mistake though by picking bad niches (this one had no competition at all). It instantly got to #1 result in a 3 word long keyword search seconds after uploading the video. I decided not to supply this video with any views so I can accurately check how many views it gets, giving me a rough idea whether this sub-niche category will be beneficial.

    I didn't last long at Cleanfiles at all, already changed back to ShareCash. Despite Cleanfiles' customizable settings and simple interface, I like every aspect of ShareCash more, I guess it is suitable for newbs like me. Still no word from FileIce, it did say expect a reply within 72 hours on the application so I will see if I got excepted tomorrow.

    My plan for the rest of today is to do some research on a potentially upcoming project. If everything goes well then I should be able to start it very soon. This doesn't mean that I will be stopping PPD, if anything this should help me out!
    ;)

    ​TODAY'S STATS
    File Earnings Downloads Imps Clicks EPC CR
    TFC $0.00 0 2 0 $0.00 0%
    DBG $0.00 0 0 0 $0.00 0%
    JHT $0.00 0 6 1 $0.00 0%
    BSH $0.00 0 3 0 $0.00 0%
    Total $0.00 0 11 1
    The stats are not too bad I guess, atleast I got a click!

    I have abbreviated all of my niches to keep them confidential. As you can see JHT is doing better than all the other ones. JHT was a niche I developed on a long time ago and is currently on Page 2 of the main keyword with only 500 views, if I can get this video to Page 1 then maybe I can get some downloads. I will add all of my niches to the table, but one's that consistently get no clicks or downloads will be removed.


    I am also going to be conducting 2 experiments tomorrow:

    For the 1st experiment I will be manually spamming videos by stealing other peoples videos and rapidly uploading them with a link to a fake file with the name corresponding to the niche. This method is very Blackhat so I may not use it; this is only an experiment.

    For the 2nd experiment I will be using CPA to lock my content. I will experiment with CPA-Grip and see what results they give me. I may also combine both experiments aswell to see which gives me the best results.


    That is all for today guys, thanks for reading! \(^.^)/
     
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  14. tzbt827

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    DAY 3 OVERVIEW
    Today I tried out the experiments that I stated, kinda...

    My first experiment was to try and steal multiple videos and upload them as fast as possible, it didn't go so well as I got caught up in other stuff today. Saying this I think this method could work so I will apply it to my working tomorrow, hopefully more efficiently too as today I only got 5 videos up doing it.

    My second experiment was to try out CPAGrip - A CPA network. I was not a fan of it at all. It began when I found out that you can not simply upload a file to the server so you have to content lock a link instead of a file (which is probably what CPA is and I misunderstood). Also I was not a fan of the interface and did not know how to navigate the site properly so I gave it a miss.

    I am still doing research on my potential upcoming project, still making decisions on it also. I do not want to start it yet though as I am still at the start of my PPD journey and I do not want to get distracted from it.

    TODAY'S STATS
    File Earnings Downloads Imps Clicks EPC CR
    ALL $0.41 1 15 1 $0.41 100%
    (I decided to remove stats for all files as I will loose track of them)

    A download! :)

    It may only be $0.41, but a download is a download. The 100% conversion is also awesome, even though it was only 1 click it shows that the 1 person wanted the file bad enough to complete a survey for it, this looks like progress!

    The impressions are also increasing aswell, also a good thing. This is probably due to the 5 uploads I did today in medium competition niches. I may try and range in different competition niches when doing rapid uploads to see which gives me more imps/clicks/downloads.

    The video that I wanted to get to Page 1 didn't. Infact after feeding it 1000 views it climbed down the ranks to Page 3. This has happened every time I have tried to give views to my videos, I think in the mean time I should take a new approach to avoid having to rank my videos. I have also saw this problem with other people too that they can't rank their videos so Google must be on the ball with their updates.

    EXPERIMENTS
    From now on I will try and do a daily experiment to try and diversify my method.
    For tomorrow my experiments will be to...

    Setup a large landing page containing every download link
    After seeing many others profit from directing to landing pages/blogs first, I shall try the same for tomorrow and post my Google Analytic results along with the click-through rate on the download link/s.

    Promote my files through other means
    I am going to try and find other sources of traffic for my download links. This could either be very beneficial or a large waste of time so we will see tomorrow. I will post tomorrow the success rate of this experiment along with the traffic sources I used.


    That is all for today guys, sorry for the long post - I had a lot of things to say. Thank you and goodbye.



     
  15. tzbt827

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    DAY 4&5 OVERVIEWI'm sorry for not updating this journey yesterday, my internet has been down for the whole of yesterday and the most of today so I have been unable to do any further work into my journey.

    To make up for the lost time I will be up working for longer today (until 4-am) so I can increase my work ethic. It's not helping that my sleeping pattern is really messed up so I am essentially nocturnal. I wake up at around 4pm and then have all day free until 4-5am in the morning. It also doesn't help that I am starting back at school again on January 6th so that will give me less time for IM.

    Of course, I did not get to try out any of my experiments so this will be done later today.

    TODAY'S STATS
    File Earnings Downloads Imps Clicks EPC CR
    ALL $0.00 0 12 2 $0.00 0%

    (ShareCash's statistics page looked very messed up due to the 2013-2014 time change so these statistics may be off)

    I combined yesterdays and today's statistics together as I didn't update yesterday.

    Pretty average today, I am still quite happy with the 2 clicks out of 12 imps so it's not bad considering I didn't do anything yesterday. I would like to start receiving some downloads now though so let's see if we can make that our target for tomorrow.


    One of my videos have hit Page 1! The keyword may only have 11k results but I am glad. I don't think I'm going to bother using sites such as Vagex to boost videos as they are too unreliable, some days the videos receive 1000 views from 1000 credits and other days the video receives 300 views from 1000 credits. I am still going to stay within my threshold and only use money I earn with this project to reinvest back into it. This way I am ensured that every dollar I earn is true profit.


    In regards to that project I was talking about, I was going to start it today, you know as a sort of 'New Year New Start' thing but I decided to put it on hold. I am very excited about the project though as it should be a lot more fun than PPD.

    I hope 2014 has a lot in store for me in terms of IM, I would love to get a grasp of this as much as possible which is proving to be very difficult at the moment, with my unsuccessfulness, but I'm sure success will come soon enough as many of you have told me.


    That's all for today guys! Here's to a brighter future in 2014!

    (^.^)


     
  16. tzbt827

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    January 2nd, 2014
    I had more time for IM today so I feel that I definitely made progress. My day consisted of a lot of researching, niche finding and also making videos. I managed to get 3 HQ videos up today all different but in the same niche, then following the same procedure I uploaded the files to ShareCash. I'm still going with my plan of not boosting any videos as I feel it won't benefit me at all. Saying this I did blast 5000 views to my main video to make it reach high up in Page 1 but it had a negative effect again and went down to the top of Page 2. I think this happens as YouTube are trying to register the views but it should shoot up in the rankings in the upcoming future.



    Stats

    Imps Clicks Leads Total
    20 3 0 $0.00


     
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  17. tzbt827

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    January 3rd, 2014
    I stumbled across a few problems with my internet today with frequent down time. I would go to do something and a few minutes later the internet went off, this is persistently happening so I have to make this quick. Today I uploaded 4 more HQ videos but I didn't watermark them, I just want to see if/how many people decide to steal my videos, this will be a good test for later on. I'm starting to follow a basis now of uploading 4 videos per niche per account, this can be kind of risky but I know now I can easily pump out 4 videos a day then move onto a new account.


    Stats

    Imps Clicks Leads Total
    27 3 0 $0.00


     
  18. Vonais

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    Keep going! You're getting more Imps everyday! Really like the layout of your posts, very clean and organized :)
     
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    good luck hope to start seeing those dollars coming in soon
     
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    I felt like I had to change the layout as I kept on rambling on and on, which made nobody want to read my posts. Thanks for your kind motivation :)


    Yeah hopefully I'll start getting some consistent leads!