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My journey to making and monetizing social media pages

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by tumblrgeek, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. tumblrgeek

    tumblrgeek Newbie

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    I've been a long time lurker in here, but I've finally decided to start my own journey.

    Yesterday I made a fake Facebook profile of a cute guy, and posted to a few gay dating groups. I literally got hundreds of friend requests within half an hour.

    I also made a Facebook page in the hot guys niche, which currently has 34 likes.

    I've also had an adult gay Tumblr for a few weeks, which is gaining about 20 followers per day.

    I'm hoping to monetize all of these accounts once they've grown some more. I might also make a Twitter account and/or Instagram sometime soon. This is my first time working with black hat marketing, so I won't worry about how much money I'm going to make, and instead focus on the learning process.

    Day 1

    FB friends: 352
    FB likes: 32
    Tumblr followers: 286 followers
     
  2. donosla

    donosla Registered Member

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    How do you plan on monetizing?
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate :) If too many people report your account, you might need to verify your account by identifying pictures. So, don't go with only one account. Grow multiple accounts, 2-3 accounts are okay from a single IP.
     
  4. tumblrgeek

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    I'm not sure yet, as I'm still learnig how to monetize but so far I've considered the following methods:

    - Making a gay-themed website/blog with ads on it and using the social media accounts to redirect traffic to it.

    - Posting affiliate links directly on my accounts.

    - Selling promos on Fiverr. I know some of the very popular Tumblrs make a good amount of money this way, but you need a ton of followers to actually sell any promos.

    How exactly does this verification work? I have six pictures of the same guy - would that be good enough for verifying in case it happened? (even though it probably won't; I've been very careful)


    I got a lot of friend requests today from some weird-looking Indians, Filipinians and African people (like really old people and fourteen year old girls). Do you guys recommend that I accept those requests, or should I stick to only adding people from my target group?

    I've been doing a bit of research on how to grow Twitter accounts. I'll probably make one tomorrow.

    I've been working on making the FB profile look much more realistic.

    Day 2

    FB friends: 1126 + about 200 friend requests I haven't accepted yet :cool:
    FB likes: 65
    Tumblr followers: 306
     
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  5. tumblrgeek

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    I made a Twitter account today and I set up IFTTT to automatically post anything I post on my FB page on my Twitter and Tumblr accounts.

    I've been doing some research on monetizing with Shopify and Amazon.

    Day 3

    FB friends: 1413
    FB likes: 133
    Tumblr followers: 343
    Twitter followers: 18
     
  6. 93chandu

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    Good Luck with your journey!!
     
  7. tumblrgeek

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    I kind of fucked up today. My FB account got banned :(. I won't make a new one in the nearest future - instead I'll focus on growing my accounts on Tumblr and Twitter, as well as coming up with a plan on how to monetize. Hopefully it'll be a lot easier to expand the accounts once I've figured out what I'm trying to achieve.

    When I've done some brainstorming, I'll post my plans here for criticism.

    Day 4

    Tumblr followers: 366
    Twitter followers: 65
    Facebook: Banned :(
     
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  8. tumblrgeek

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    I've made a plan:

    - Make a website and hire copywriters to fill it with content related to my niches (gay-related articles like "Top 10 gay bars in New York", male fashion advise, etc.)

    - Get a big following on social media and redirect that traffic to the website by sharing articles a couple of times per week on each account.

    - Use the porn reupload method to further redirect traffic to website.

    - Make microniche websites related to niche and use those to redirect traffic to the main website (increases traffic + Google ranking)

    - Monetize website with Adsense, Amazon, Shopify, Etsy and/or Clickbank.

    - ???

    - Profit.

    Will this plan work? How can I improve it?
     
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    Your monetizing plan seems good. Good luck on your journey mate.
     
  10. RoyalCobra777

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    What do u mean ur account got banned? U got photo block or?
     
  11. tumblrgeek

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    Yeah, I got a photo block.
     
  12. RoyalCobra777

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    I dont know if u can afford, but get massplanner and buy friends backup module. That will solve the problem.
     
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    Thanks. :)

    I can't afford it right now.


    Today I got a whopping 68 followers on Tumblr and 80 on Twitter! I'm not even sure how that happened. I just used the follow/unfollow method and Tweepi.

    I found an affiliate program for gay porn sites, which I might use for monetizing later on.

    I set up Google Analytics for my Tumblr dome while ago. These are my top five visitor countries:

    1. USA (42%)
    2. Spain (8%)
    3. UK (8%)
    4. Germany (7%)
    5. Australia (4%)

    I'm really happy that nearly all of my followers are from tier 1 countries.

    Day 5

    Tumblr followers: 434
    Twitter followers: 145
     
  14. StanMan

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    Good luck with journey. Remember, if you want to not get banned on social media website always:
    1) Have 1 proxy assigned to 1 account
    2) Try to always login with same cookies

    Use separate browser profiles for that or use AccPimp for managing them (they have a free copy for BHW members)

    SM
     
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    I'll probably make a Pinterest account tomorrow.

    I looked a bit more into my Analytics account today. Apparently my followers are mainly interested in dating sites, technology, pop music, news, online videos and travelling. This information will be very valuable to me when I'm going to monetize later on.

    It seems like it'll take a while before I'll be earning any money from this, but what the heck - I'm learning something new every day and it's fun!

    Day 6

    Tumblr followers: 484
    Twitter followers: 195
     
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    I made a Pinterest today.

    Day 7

    Tumblr followers: 533
    Twitter followers: 256
     
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    Good luck on your journey, what type of bot you using on tumblr to get followers and what settings?
     
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    I'm not using any. I just manually follow 200 people per day and use the Archive Poster extension for Chrome to keep my queue filled, which reblogs 50 posts per day.
     
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    I'm trying to figure out how to use Pinterest. It's pretty confusing.

    Day 8

    Tumblr followers: 595
    Twitter followers: 293
    Pinterest followers: 4
     
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    good luck mate!
     
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