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My story and adventure to over £8,000 in social media.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by KieranTaylor, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. KieranTaylor

    KieranTaylor Newbie

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    Hi everyone

    My first time posting on these forums but I've been a regular visitor to the forums. I'm not entirely sure if this is in the correct forum category etc but if not then can a moderator please move it to the correct one.

    So to start, I am 19 years of age and I currently go to University studying Computer Science. A few years ago money became a real struggle for me, as my parents were very strict on me paying my own way when I was still living at home. I needed to find a job, but as you all know, they're hard to find in this day and age. At the same time, I had my Facebook profile going, which I had created about 2 years prior. I used to upload videos and pictures which would go viral, and tell people to follow/subscribe to my profile for more of them. This went on for about 2 years and then I finally realized that I could make money from this.

    My first money making venture from Facebook

    I kept getting contact from various clothing companies which would like me to promote their products, in exchange they would send me clothing which was brilliant, I mean what 17 old wouldn't like to receive free clothing every few days! This then went onto companies wanting me to get them likes on their Facebook profile by sharing them on my page, in exchange they would pay me. Prices would normally be: 500 likes for £12 and 1000 likes for £20. Companies prefered doing business with me because my following was all legitimate and their business would actually improve post promotion.

    My second and most recent money making venture from Facebook

    I carried on making money using companies for about a year, and total I made about £3,000 per year. Which was brilliant! But most recently it hasn't been good business and it's been hard to find companies who want to do business. So I start to monetize my profile using My Likes, which I made about £30-50 per week. But then one day I will just sitting thinking about ways to get money since I was at University and money was tight. I thought if I can use my one profile to make money..why can't I make more pages, using my following on my profile, by making pages and uploading viral content, meaning more page likes, meaning more audience, meaning more reach = more money using various money making techniques.

    Currently I have 2 pages and my profile, I have my profile with over 150,000 followers, a Vines page with over 20,000 and growing at about 10,000 per week and a new page I have just created with nearly 1,000 likes. This is a great way to make money, but I am sure other people have better suggestions in which I can use to make even more money from my social media pages. By the end of this year I want to try and have a page with active half a million page likes, which should generate atleast £50 per day from advertisements.

    If anybody has a better way of me being able to make money using what I have, I would really appreciate it. But as far as it goes, since about 5 years ago I have made about £8,000 total just from social media and that's something I am proud of. I know that I can easily make a bigger amount, but I need a few intelligent minds to help me find the right way!

    Everybody can make money on social media, at the start it's hard and you will want to give up but as soon as you see your page growing you will want to carry on!

    Thanks for reading, and sorry for my terrible grammar!

    - Kieran
     
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  2. damelina

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    Good luck. Hope to get there fast !
     
  3. The SEO

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    Seems great, best of luck with professional selling OP.
     
  4. cpa-marketing

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    Good job man!

    Concerning the "better way" question. Well, it depends on your audience..If they are all teenagers, then keep doing what you are doing and throw in a contest (with CPA locking) from time to time. That's the only way that works with teens these day since well they don't have money :D
     
  5. KieranTaylor

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    Cheers man!

    Yeah I have looked into CPA locking but just don't know which website to use or what to have the contest be if you get me. It's hard finding the best "bait" for them to hook onto :)
     
  6. Royceee

    Royceee Registered Member

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    Your grammar is perfect, why are you apologizing?

    On a side note, congratulations! Your only loss was that you didn't find BHW earlier. Haha.
     
  7. Hegandi

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    Good job and good luck (y)
     
  8. KieranTaylor

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    I'm not usually very good with writing big paragraphs aha but thank you!

    I know, I wish I had found it earlier, maybe I could have used what I have in a better way.
     
  9. KieranTaylor

    KieranTaylor Newbie

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    Thanks very much!
     
  10. taketheride

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    Good job and best of luck to you :)
     
  11. Shadexpwn

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    Very wise for you to admit to success at such an early age.

    Bragging might make you look a tad suspicious and over optimistic about the overvaluation of a couple hundred.

    Make sure you don't obsess over that as it may make you unprepared for the future and to be honest that is pennies for some people on the other end of the world.
     
  12. LoftPower

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    Great and inspirational story! Thanks for sharing!
     
  13. KieranTaylor

    KieranTaylor Newbie

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    Thanks a bunch :)
     
  14. KieranTaylor

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    Thank you bro! :D
     
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    Awesome story!

    Totally agree its getting over that inertia that is soo hard!
     
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  16. KieranTaylor

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    Cheers buddy :) and I agree!
     
  17. Dayowl

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    Great story, also you can experiment with teespring if you want
     
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  18. maribge

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    Thanks for sharing your story. One question though: how do you manage to get 10,000 followers per week?
     
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    nice story and good work op at such a young age! i hope you find someone to point you in the right direction. :)
     
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  20. jornser

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    Good job, Good Luck
     
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