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My path to enlightenment (...And $$$)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by DunnoMan, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. DunnoMan

    DunnoMan Registered Member

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    Alright, I've been lurking a long while but never had a proper workspace. Honestly, I'm VERY lazy and put this off a long time.

    I had almost a year now to work on this. No work. No School. I just kept putting it off and playing video games, living off saved up income and low living costs.

    ...BUT THAT TIME IS SOON UP. SO I GOTTA KICK IT!

    I don't expect to meet my deadline of making a living within the 2-3 months I have left. But, I hope to get a good enough start that I can sufficiently supplement it with just a part time job.

    These updates will be daily for now.
    But as we know, people quickly lose steam, interest, or become wary to share their details in general.
    So at minimum, I am promising only BI-WEEKLY UPDATES.


    My methods are largely based on the methods found here: (Link to method busters thread was disallowing me from posting...)

    But with tweaks and extensions.

    Note: I am NOT using bots. Multiple accounts. Or any investment except for one domain. (Not until I make some money)

    Day 1: Took it slow. Started all the accounts and reuploading.

    I had a few videos saved up (for myself) that I knew weren't available on the internet. So I started with those, and even put the less erotic and more perverted niche ones on youtube.

    Then, I manually added watermarks so that took FOREVER. I only got about 15 uploads my first day.

    Day 2: Got a batch watermarker. While it didn't automatically remove and add the watermark like I wanted, it did have an option to make it less obstructive to the video.

    Uploaded about 30 that day. Used extra time to focus on twitter/fb.

    Was annoyed I couldn't connect tumblr and instagram to twitter with IFTTT. They each went one-way. Will look into workarounds later.
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    With no bots, and only one twitter I was only getting like 15 followers a day. So I tweaked the formula.

    I went into twitter search and started liking/following people based on a certain term my profile resonated with. It was hard, and slow but I jumped up 40 followers that day! That may seem a bit low, but they were REAL followers. And all with recent activity.


    Did similar with FB.

    Day 3: Uploaded 50 videos today to PH. Got my first DMCA takedown automatically after uploading one. Kinda bummed about that, the video seemed super safe too!

    Something cool happened on facebook: I'm not sure how common this is, but i randomly got NINE HUNDRED friend requests over the course of a few hours. They seemed mostly fake, though about 40 messages seemed genuine enough. They were even clicking the links I sent after chatting with them.

    I have no idea what prompted it. It felt like a bot and a lot of those accounts are getting deleted. Overall I doubt it means too much, but

    Stats so far:

    FB 1000~* Followers/Friends (couldn't add them all. Mostly random bots)
    Twitter 100~
    PH: 160 Friends/Subs 6000~ Views
     
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  2. DunnoMan

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    Today: ...Kinda sucks.

    Woke up to see virtually no visits to my aff link. (redirected through domain)

    Note: The first few days I used AWnetwork because I misunderstood chaturbate. They require ID and confirmation to accept MODELS. I got confused and thought it applied to affs too.

    I got about 30-50 per day with AW. But upon switching to chaturbate, I got virtually none! I checked the site and it still redirected. And I got clicks from sending it to thirsty guys messaging me, so it worked. Eventually I decided to redirect to the Rev program instead of PPL. It seems to be working now.

    ...Maybe.

    Stats:
    between AW and CT: 400~ Hits. No conversions.

    Amazon Aff Hits: (From my spamming in targeted areas) 90~ clicks 1 Ordered (No money)
     
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    Good luck in your journey. Also, if you're look at enlightenment then @pewep is your man.
     
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  5. DunnoMan

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    Day 5: FIRST SALE. $0.07

    Nothing much, but it is from an older attempt I made with amazon/ebay affiliate. I only worked on it about half an hour a day to test before I went balls-deep with it.

    Essentially, I found a good place to spam affiliate links of products people are interested in. Not necessarily to buy. More like discussion topics. But I figured some of the people chatting might be interested in buying.

    Will invest a bit more time to test the waters, and higher my conversion rate so I don't get booted.

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    Only about 140 twitter followers. But I can reliably hit 100~ hits a day off social networks alone now. So I think my methods to cultivate QUALITY followers is working. (Or maybe that's just standard for this many followers?)

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    Decided to diversify into one more niche. Won't say what but it's a lot easier to work with, though I don't personally resonate well with it.

    My video reuploads aren't contributing much at all. I COULD scale them up, but significantly increase the risk of DMCA. To the point I'd imagine it would be more worthwhile to just put that work into social networks.

    Thus, I worked on and Implemented a new twist that seems to be working well. Is also a lot easier to work with, with less risk of DMCA, but somewhat slow. Also gotta buy another domain. So I guess I'm in the hole another $10?

    I have enough money saved up, but wanted to avoid dipping into it. Ah well.
     
  6. DunnoMan

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    Day 6: More sales total out to: $5 ($4 Not porn affiliated) The other is my first AWnetwork sign-up. Switching to revshare though. (Will use chaturbate for porn reupp)

    Probably not going to venture into the route that netted me this. It wasn't a lot of work at all, but since it was a chatroom there's no long-term returns on it.

    No porn reuploads today. Decided to try a hootsuite trial and have been focusing largely on that.

    Made an account for each main porn niche, scraped realistic self or casual photos of similar to supplement the personas. And finished creating a week's worth of tweets for a few of the accounts. No porn of aff links yet, just realistically slutty but not pornographic material to entice people into following them, thinking it's real. Plan to bait and switch with a more professional account later.

    Main account is at 230 now. Others just started last night. About 100 cumulative. Hope to have at least 1k cumulative by the end of the weekend.

    Applied for a AWnetwork whitelabel of my niche. Took forever to set it up to their standards, but I hope to get it accepted and start porn reupping with that link.

    Pornhub hit 10k views. Did a looooooot of work starting up my other twitters. Wanted to at least get them aging. Largely just a prep day. Still gotta schedule the other twitters..

    Facebook account is grinding at 1100, but it's almost completely bots. Since FB doesn't allow porn links, I probably will just let it sit until I think of something to do with it. For now it just sources to my twitter
     
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    mid-day 6 update:

    Finished setting up, and scheduling all my accounts. 8 Twitter accounts in total.

    I found a good, healthy way to monetize on them while working on their follower count. Only really possible with my 'fake persona' accounts as opposed to a business porn account.

    Nothing too big, can only do it once in a fair while per account. (Once per 2 days so as not to annoy my current followers. Not profitable enough to warrant dedicating accounts to it)

    POTENTIALLY HUGE: There's a local content production company for which I'm acquaintances of the two owners. Not too familiar, but we meet at least once a week, occasionally at social gatherings, and are on good terms.

    Using recent changes to a certain platform, I developed a method to further monetize their content. But it would require explicit access to it. I've prepared my pitch and emailed them for a meeting. It's actually been a long-time dream of mine to work for these guys, and I'm the pessimistic type so I'm worried. But I keep going over the math, and method and everything seems sound..

    WISH ME LUCK!
     
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    Ooooh I also got a product developed using some old for fun research. It'd be chump change if i tried banking it on my own, but the product is crucial to their medium and even in their logo at times. I'm gonna try getting them to sponsor it, I even got a super simple but sleek design that fits well with both their brand and medium.

    It all feels too good to be true... I'll let you guys know when I overlooked something crucial and get denied x.x
     
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    I like this. Gonna be following this Journey.
     
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    I wish you good luck.
     
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    good start so far. Best of luck
     
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    This seems like too much work OP, have you tried league of legends + weed?
     
  13. DunnoMan

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    Day 7: (No reply from those guys yet, so just trying to focus on my stuff)

    The twitters are coming together smoothly. About 400 cumulative now.

    AW approved my whitelabel, but I just remembered AW is the sponsor of choice for PH too. Maybe I should apply for a chaturbate label instead? Pays less. Seems harder to work with, too... Well, I can at least test the waters with AW for now.

    Gonna edit some niche porn videos. Just gonna try about 3-5 today. Mainly to get the formula down and test the waters.

    Stats:

    PH: 12k views 160 friends
    Twitter: 400 Cumulative. 270 on main account.
    Amazon Aff: 75 hits using my method. No sales yet, but people are still liking and viewing the posts so I expect this to continue.
     
  14. DunnoMan

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    Blehhh got reported for impersonating. It was an older account I wasn't yet investigating properly. I caught it early and scraped the account, and changed the name to prevent further reports within the hour. I hope I don't lose my other accounts :(

    I reframed them all to be sexy pics + captions instead of impersonations so i don't need to start from scratch... Who knows? Maybe it'll work out better being honest! I can definitely pump out more content.

    ...If anyone has experience with twitter, could they let me know the chances of losing all the accounts?

    Edit: Seems like twitter defaults to asking people to alter the accounts before just banning them. I scraped it, but I'm worried about them investigating my other accounts. Hopefully my sub8 account list won't arouse too much suspicion.

    Really don't want to have to use proxies x.x
     
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    I like your frequent updates! And your determination and willingness to adapt and try new things! That is what will make you successful in the long term, because it is all about testing and then scaling when something works. Most people give up to easy and are not willing to work hard to try new things, so good luck!
     
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  16. DunnoMan

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    Week 2 Day 1: Birthday today so not gonna work too hard

    Still no word from that local company, but they're running a big event in LA this weekend so it's to be expected.

    Twitter accounts are fine, and my followback rate is just about as high despite my accounts clearly stating I'm not the people I'm posting. (Though I still post pics as if I am) I think I'll make my new identity either just a hot pic + caption, or maybe an RP account. Most of the guys I want following me either don't know what rp is, or if they do will follow me for it. I'm quite familiar with the RP community, so that might work well with me.

    Unfortunately, couldn't reach my goal of 1k follow by the end of the weekend since I cooled off activity with the impersonation scare. Sitting around 600 :( But at least the accounts are aging nicely, and I got their posts ready for the coming week. By next weekend, I hope to hit 2k cumulative.

    Despite always having worried about that account, being outed in just 4 days means the fake persona idea is likely not the greatest route for someone like me who can't risk an ip ban for now.

    Stats for first week:

    15k pornhub views
    800 Porn Aff link hits
    500 Amazon/Ebay aff link hits
    600 Twitter followers (cumulative. 300 on one, <100 on others)
    1200~ FB contacts.

    Profits: $4 (amazon)
     
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    Your growing the accounts so fast, i think just for that your get noticed.

    But as you said ,your using fake info of a model, i guess or models, of course account going to grow rapidly ,

    This is blackhat for sure good luck , dont no if telling anybody it not you and showing the models pictures makes any difference with cooywright.

    Might be ok let see
     
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    Gonna reveal my posting habits for the coming week.

    I schedule 6 posts a day. 3 pics. 3 text posts.

    Morning:
    Post 1: Cute pic (no nudity, make provocative but not raw nude or erotic) People at work are more likely to enjoy and share throughout the day. Less likely to unfollow for receiving during the work day.
    Post 2: Inspirational/relatable text post to appeal to people during said work day.

    Afternoon:
    Post 3: Funny pic (unrelated to person)
    Post 4: Funny text post to appeal to the lighter mood near the end of the day. More likely to be shared with coworkers/friends.

    Night:
    Post 5: Sexy pic, with maybe aff link.
    Post 6: Nasty text post, usually general for all accts but I try to make unique to niche.

    Additional stuff:

    I try to post on current popular posts at least once a day per acct. Again, often general but I try to keep related to niche for maximum effect. I also like + retweet these posts to contribute to how legit the account looks. Hopefully foster a RT relationship with bigger accounts.

    I'm going more for quality than quantity. Not to cast shade on those who work on dozens/hundreds of accounts, I merely believe I have the time and capacity to make these quality accounts work.
     
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    Day 9:

    Doesn't seem like my accounts have been hindered much if at all by tearing down the fake personas. Honestly, I think the fact I keep the accounts still personable with interactions, text posts, and relevant text to the pictures/aff links while being able to post a wider range of pictures is likely a better model. I mayyyy still pretend to be a female though.

    -I'm able to pump out more content by not restricting myself to a single or similar looking model.
    -I still maintain the personal touch with the comments.
    -I've noted many actual models on twitter don't tend to be very popular, so I think the lack of diverse content hurts. (Though it likely highers the conversion rate)
    -I have a history in erotic writing and content. It was purely for leisure, and in far too obscure a niche to be marketable... But I do believe I can transfer those skills to supply my content with sufficient context.

    I have however noticed other accounts promoting cams and whitelabels post A LOT of content. Very similar sounding posts within a few minutes that seem like spam... Yet, their follower count makes it seem effective. I'm gonna go off my gut feeling with that seeing a slew of their posts cluttering my feed would make me want to unfollow, but I may try that route later on if I expand my account list.

    I got two white labels now, really helps me specialize and look legit. Got some decent banners and graphics, enough to stand out a bit for now.

    Still not generating much traffic, though right now I'm focusing on followers/reach. Gonna try to optimize my posting schedule without getting spammy.
     
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    Good job so far buddy! Keep updating us, as I enjoy the ride with you!