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My PPD method for some passive income

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by 2DHades, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    Hello everybody,

    Here is my PPD method. It's not new, but here are some of my thoughts and twists on it. I'm not currently doing PPD (moved to other projects), but I created this project a few months back, and it's constantly making me $1-2/day. I know $1-2/day is nothing, but it's definitely scalable, and I'm doing this only from 1 PPD project on complete autopilot.


    1. Make a keyword research. Look for desperate "How to..." questions. Ideally you would want a keyword that has around 10k searches in Google, and the possibility to be also searched in YouTube. (Mine keyword got 12k searches in Google, and 7k searches in YT - this is a perfect one, if you can find such). Don't forget to scrape some additional keywords, that are related.

    2. Create an info product of 15-25 pages. You can also buy one with give away rights, but I prefer to write it on my own, so I can include tons of affiliate links in it. If you are lazy about this, just get a ready made ebook that will cost you $5-10, but make sure you have the right to give it away. If you have the right to edit it, you might also want to include additional affiliate links.

    If you are writing the book yourself and the topic is easy, give away some good content that will actually help people. I got myself got some real testimonials from people who said my info product really helped them!
    Even if your english is not good, this is not a problem. People have a PROBLEM, and you are there to help them with your ebook. Nobody will care whether your English is good or not

    3. Get a cheap $1 .com or .net domain - get as close to your keyword as possible, if EMD is available - get it. Otherwise use your-exact-keyword.com or yourexactkeyword123.com

    4. Create an animated video (these whiteboard videos). Make sure you invest some time in it, and make it good. Don't pay for that because you will be heavily charged, instead make it yourself. In the video just advertise your product, and say that you are giving it away for free (ONLY FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME!), so you can get people's opinion, and very soon you will be charging for it. You might want to mention in your video that there is a short survey that needs to be filled, as you have server costs.

    Make sure there is constant change/movement in your video. This way your prospects will watch the video for longer. Otherwise it will be boring and they wont watch it.

    5. Since you will be only advertising, you want your video to be around 1:30 long, or shorter. Personally I also purchased a voice over from a fiverr guy, so it really sounds professional.

    6. Create your website, and use wordpress if you are a noobie. Make it absolute clear (using CTA elements - arrows, pointers, etc.) that prospects have to click the DOWNLOAD button. When the download widget loads, explain them that it is 100% free, but you have server costs that wont pay itself. Also you can include a poll right under the download button (this will boost your conversions for sure):
    "Does this file work?" then make sure it always shows a possitive (in case its a real poll, otherwise you can just put in a screenshot of a possitive poll, haha). Another trick to boost conversions is to say "If this file is broken or doesn't work for some reason, please email me immediately at contact@yourdomain.com so I can fix it"

    In order to boost the conversions even further, you might share 1-2-3 pages of your ebook publicly on the website. This will show your visitors that there is really a book, which will help them with whatever problem they are facing. If the content in the publicly shared ebook is good, this will make them want your ebook, which again... will further boost your conversions. Don't forget that thanks to all our "colleges" who are offering fake files, the PPD industry is going down, and people are less and less likely to trust anything that needs a survey to obtain. Make something about it.

    You can also include a 500-700 words article on the subject in the footer of your website, and this MIGHT return in more visitors coming from long tail keywords. If that's the case, don't forget that these visitors coming from the search engines, have NOT watched your video, so make sure it's 100% clear what they are doing on this website (Just include a big headline, offering the greatest "How to...something" ebook)

    7. Upload and rank the video in both Google and Youtube. If you don't know how to do that, go search the forum. This have been shared gazillion times already. Obviously link back to your website in the first line of your video description. It would be also good to mention your website in the video itself, so other people can't steal your video right away.

    8. *OPTIONAL* Create a web2.0 blog and rank it with spammy links for your keyword. In this web 2.0 only promote your website. This will also return in good conversions, as people are already referred by someone.


    Basically this is it. I have 1 project currently going on. My video is ranking #3-5 in youtube, and #3 in Google (Yeah, ranking is not even perfect). It's constantly giving me $1-2/day, and it was doing this for 3+ months already. If you can product 1 of these projects per day, in 30 days you will be doing $30-60/day - this is how you scale it.

    My costs:
    Domain: $1
    Hosting: I already had one, but for the sake of this, let's say $3/m
    Fiverr voice over: $5
    Youtube ranking: ~$10
    Google ranking: ~$15
    (Don't ask me which services I used, I don't remember it was a while ago!)

    Earnings so far: $139 in a about ~110 days.

    Once again, this is not a big earner, but other "How to..." niches might be much more profitable than this. Also don't forget that my rankings are not perfect. If I rank #1 for both YT and G, I bet it will be making $5-10/day.

    Good luck!
     
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  2. dennisgrazzini

    dennisgrazzini Newbie

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    Nice method man.

    How about this option? Instead of monetizing your info products via PPD, why not sell them on Clickbank for $7-$14? With that, you will also have an option to gather affiliates and make them sell your products for more passive income.

    Just my opinion though. Whatever works for you best.
     
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  3. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    Sure, it could be done with ClickBank, but there is a certain level of quality you have to provide + the costs will be higher for sure.
     
  4. BlingFiles

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    Goes to show that PPD can be done with legit niches where one would not have problems with videos getting down etc...
     
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  5. STONESEO

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    thanks a lot....i currently have a niche that is making me like 3 dollars everyday since like 40 days ago.....
     
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  6. Beven

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    I like that you created your own products as not many people think to do that, however I think it makes the method a bit harder to scale up.

    Nevertheless nice share.
     
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  7. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    Actually a 30 pages ebook on easy subject takes no more than 4-5 hours to be written and researched.
     
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    Thanks for this method Hades, will definitely use it.
     
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  9. bytekiller234

    bytekiller234 Junior Member

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    Can you help me to find good niches? The keyword tool from google is gone..:D
     
  10. 2DHades

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    No, I can't. It's impossible after the keyword tool is gone for good now..........
     
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    sound like a lot work for 1o 2 dollars a day
     
  12. Beven

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    The keyword tool isn't gone for good, you just need to log into your adwords account to access it.

    Still working just fine!
     
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  13. Veyron

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    Creating your own product(s) I think really helps in the long term because of the originality and because you can add your own affiliate links in good spots as you mentioned. It's not a lot of money but it is scalable and if there's a method making $1 per day then there's a method that can take that to $100 per day.

    Thanks for the share! :)

    Veyron
     
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  14. dripdrop

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    For some reason I read this thread as 'My PPD method for some massive income', now after reading im highly disappointed :D

    ppd is my worst earner I think it must be all the fake stuff puts me off but nice write up and looks like a quality method
     
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    Not worth it for $1 a day.
     
  16. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    Well, those of you who say its not worth it for $1/day clearly don't see the bigger picture.

    1st - its basically a method for noobs, and people looking a stable startup capital
    2nd - its long term, if you dont like it go with the fake hacks
    3rd - there could be much more money if done right. As I mentioned - there could be better niches, and you can get better rankings than me
    4th - There are more than 1-2 additional tips that I have came up with by myself, I thought it could be helpful to somebody... even if you dont follow this exact method. I know smart ones will read between the lines
     
  17. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    You can add "Buy now" paypal button option for those who won't do any surveys just because they hate it.
     
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  18. DiamonMike

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    Log into adwords account and click Tools>Keyword Planer .That's the new keyword tool
     
  19. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    I was ironic guys, sory lol. I just hate to see newbies asking silly questions that have been answered multiple times.
     
  20. Arthursampsonu

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    nice sharing.. thank you OP
     
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