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My Journey to Pay My Dad's Mortgage

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Charly The Rabbit, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Charly The Rabbit

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    Hello BlackHaters:

    Today I want to share with you a special journey, my goal is to pay my dad's mortgage which ammount is $70K and give him a surprise. My time frame is 8 months - 1 year.

    WHAT IS MY PLAN TO GET THE MONEY

    To succed on my journey I have 2 approaches:
    +Approach 1: Affiliate Marketing Stores
    Use Aliplugin to build 5 affiliate stores with products from Aliexpress.
    +Approach 2: Dropshipping
    Build another 5 stores to make Dropship using products from Aliexpress.
    +Approach 3: Sell a successful site on Flippa
    If I see all my sites are making nice money/month I might consider to sell one or two of them on Flippa.

    HOW I WILL GET TRAFFIC
    • For Approach 1: I also purchase Social Rabbit which integrate with Aliplugin and allows to promote the affiliate products in a very easy way to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
    • For Approach 2: I've planned to contact forum owners, facebook groups, website owners which have a close relation with the niche and offers them an affiliate program (% commision per each sale). To track the sales I will use woocommerce coupons. Each promoter will have a unique coupon code.
    • For both approaches: I also bought FollowLiker (All editions), I will do follow/unfollow, likes, comment, in order to get followers and increase my traffic. My social accounts are new, so for those who are looking safe settings on FL for new accounts, this journey will be very helpful.
    WHAT I'VE DONE UNLTIL NOW FOR APPROACH 1
    • I found 2 niches and already build 2 sites using Aliplugin.
    • I already create social accounts for each site on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. When I say create I also mean set image header and icons, biography text.
    • I create 30 memes for each site(quotes style) related about the niche. The idea is to use Social Rabbit to publish one per day and make them viral and get traffic and new followers. To find the quotes is very easy I just search on google something like this: "[niche-keyword-here] quotes" and voilá!. To make the memes I use Canvas by Buffer, a free web tool very easy to use.
    • I wrote 20 articles for each site, based on popular articles on other websites in the same niche. I'll use Social Rabbit too to promote them.
    • NOTE: Because Aliexpress changes it's API, an error ocurred in Aliplugin and all my products were deleted , and guess what !, I didn't do a backup!!!. It's sad because I did a lot of modifications for each product, Google indexed all my pages. One bad thing about Aliplugin is it copy all content from Aliexpress and Google will flag your site because duplicate content, so is very important to make several modifications to each product. In future updates I will explain how I did it (how I'll redo it).
    WHAT I'VE DONE UNLTIL NOW FOR APPROACH 2
    • I already found 1 niche, and build my store using woocommerce.
    • Because I'm not using any tool (like Aliplugin) to import products. I decided to only sell 2 products on this store. This reduce the effort of manual maintenance plus "in theory" giving less options to choose, customers are more willing to make a purchase.
    • 2 Days ago I contact 19 bloggers, 9 youtubers, 2 facebook group owners. But until now no body accept my affiliate program. I guess I need to contact more people, but if in a 1-2 weeks I don't get any positive answer, I'll move forward and create social networks for this store and use FollowLiker to get followers.
    FINAL
    • Isn't 3 sites to much? Well, I bore very quick and repetitive task kills me. Making several sites in parallel helps me to be calm.
    • I will update this journey 2 days per week (Tuesday, Saturday). Because english isn't my mother tongue, write in english is a little bit harder and takes me more time.
    • In future updates I'll share my FollowLiker Settings, Tips to use Aliplugin. If you have any question feel free to ask them.
    • Of course all feedback is welcome, If you have something to teach me, PLEASE DO IT.
    That's all for today.

    Greetings for everyone out there !

    Charly The Rabbit.
     
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  2. SEMWORLD

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    First I will say that you made the right decision. Accepting to pay the mortgage for your father is the best thing you can ever do to him. I am so sure he will always bless you wherever you go. One thing I have come to realize that when you have bills to pay, you will always look for the ways of raising the money. I am therefore, confident that you will succeed in all the approaches that you have choose. Just stay focused all through.
     
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  3. Lunaaa

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    Good luck on your journey! Will you use any ppc ads?
     
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    Nice ideas about Promotion. I like you started the visually related promotion too.
    Good luck for your journey. Keep update your success. :)
     
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    Nice to see that you're spending amount only on needed area like buying tools, plugins etc., Also it's a different journey that you're going to close your father's mortgage...following to see your success and all the very best bro!
     
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    You're a good son and I'm sure your father must be proud. $70k is huge but then I see the determination in you already. Stay focused and you'll get there. Good luck buddy!
     
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    Good luck, hope your farther will be proud however much you manage to earn...
     
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    Goodluck mate
     
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    best of luck . . . i'm also a newbie here hoping to start something very soon.
     
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    Good luck! Sounds like you're trying to do a noble thing and you also sound pretty organized, so I hope you hit your mark.
     
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  12. Charly The Rabbit

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    Not yet, I'll focus on generate income mainly organicly, but I won't discard PPC later when sales allow to pay them.
     
  13. Charly The Rabbit

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    UPDATE - STARTING WITH THE LEFT FEET:

    Today I have to inform you an important inconvenient that I found. I contact two guys which were making nice amount of money with Aliexpress Affiliates Program, to asked them for some tips to my journey and both told me Aliexpress Affiliates Program isn't anymore the income source which used to be.

    Why they said that if the received nice amount of money?. Well, the thing is, all that nice stats they share was before October 2015, Let me explain you.

    Before October 2015, the average comission was 3% - 50% and a 30 days cookie.
    After October 2015, the comission was fix to 8% but with cookie change to based on session. What "cookie based on session" means?, it means if someone click your affiliate link, and then that person close the aliexpress window, and then open again the aliexpress page and make a purchase, you won't earn the commision. In other words, to earn the commision, your referrals must purchase the product in the same "session".

    A guy which have 60'000 UV used to generate USD $6k, but now with some lucky generate USD $1k. Ok 1K is not bad, oks is 100% passive, but I think if you have 60k UV, for sure you can make more money with another method.

    I asked him why don't move to Dropshipping, but it seems his country requires too much legal stuff. Hopefully my country doesn't, so I decided to move to Dropshipping

    HOW MY JOURNEY WILL BE AFFECTED?

    In simple words this journey will become 100% Dropshipping based.

    I'm not gonna use Aliplugin anymore, it's sad because I invest money on it and the plugin is very cool; but If I'm going to put a lot of effort in something, it MUST generate nice amount of money, otherwise I won't be successful on my journey.

    This isn't bad at all, if you think I save a lot of time on working on something which is not so profitable, or at least enough profitable to succeed my journey on the time frame.

    Also I'm seriously thinking if I should continue using social rabbit. This plugin was designed to work with aliplugin together but have some nice feature I can still using like commenting on Facebook Pages on my niche (something Follow Liker isn't capable to do), but I'm not sure if worth to pay $14 monthly for 2-3 features. I guess I have to think carefully about that.

    MY NEW PATH: 100% DROPSHIPPING

    What will happen with Approach 2?:

    The approach 2, which is a dropship site with only 2 products will remain as is. In fact I receive two emails from 2 promoters, they show interest in work with me.

    TIP: I found that writing a VERY SMALL message works better than a very explanatory email. If you plan to contact promoters, write them something very catchy and very small, 2 -3 lines at max.

    When I built this dropship site, I wrote it in english, so I contact english speakers bloggers, but because english isn't my mother tongue my emails were too long and not enough catchy. After seeing nobody shows interest in promote my site I decided to contact spanish speaker bloggers, two of them showed interest in promote my site. I guess because spanish is my mother tongue, it was easier to me to write some catchy and short.

    I see a lot of potential to this kind of mini-dropship sites, because you don't need to invest money, SEO tools, or bots. You just need to convience promoters to promote your site. Even if this site fail (i hope not) I would like to try with another site, obviously avoiding the mistakes.

    I will contact those 2 promoters and give them some banners I already have prepared, I hope the next week to start generating my first sales.

    About Approach 1:

    As I explained above, now these sites will be dropship sites too ( the normal dropship site with many products). The niches will remain the same. I'll use woocommerce to build the stores, I need to find a new theme and also I will have to republish all my 20 post (damn it !). Is it possible to back up only the post?

    As you can see I have A LOT of work to do.


    Charly The Rabbit.
     
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  14. Charly The Rabbit

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    I NEED YOUR HELP, I think my journey is in high risk, or maybe I'm overthinking? I'll appreciate your advices

    I'm relying on "follow/unfollow" scheme to get traffic to my dropship site, that's why I purchase FollowLiker. I create my "main" social accounts using my PC (my ip adress is from Peru) and been using Follow Liker on my PC

    NOW, I see many people create many "secondary" social accounts to burst the main account, get more traffic and dilute the risk in case of banning. I think this is a good idea BUT.

    1) I can't create more social accounts on my PC, In order to create those "secondary account" I bought some USA proxies. What will happen if in some point one account requires phone verification? How can I phone verify an USA account while I'm in Peru?

    2) I'm thinking to purchase a windows VPS to run FollowLiker 24/7, this VPS is from USA, are my main account in risk because the IP of those servers are from USA and not from Peru?

    I'm lost in this point !, I would appreciate your advices about this.

    Charly The Rabbit
     
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    I hope you can phone verify an account from anywhere in the world using online phone services. So it won't affect your main account. Better you can run your main account via your phone and all other accounts via proxy/vps. Just a cent to your question.
     
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    RobinB, r-u-a-Bot? Busted & Reported.
     
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    Any updates?