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My Tumblr Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by 4Fowr, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. 4Fowr

    4Fowr Newbie

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    So I lurked around on the forums for awhile and finally found something to try out for myself. The biggest tip I could give to anyone lurking the forums trying to find something to make money with: Just do SOMETHING. If whatever you choose doesn't work out just move to the next thing, but don't get in a rut like I did, waiting for the perfect thing to come along. YOU have to make the perfect thing come along for yourself, so just jump right in and get experience, there are way too many free tools at your disposal to do nothing at all.


    My current plan is to create a popular Tumblr site and monetize it for a decent amount of money daily. I don't have a certain dollar amount I'm trying to reach, this journey is mostly just for the experience. Without further ado, here goes.


    Day 1


    I purchased a Visa prepaid gift card to spend on Paypal. I was going to go a completely different way to try to earn money, but alas, you can't use Visa prepaid cards on Paypal. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I found something a little different: Tumblr. I'm sure all of you know what Tumblr is and know very well that this isn't groundbreaking stuff, but I did realize how great it was for a noob like me. I created my blog and bought a domain to match so it looks a bit better. What's so great about using Tumblr to do this is the fact that I only had to purchase my domain, and not hosting. I began adding images to my blog that matched my niche. I then set up a queue, which lets you upload as many pictures as you please and set how often you'd like them to be put onto your blog. My blog currently automatically posts eight pictures for me everyday, all I have to do is find the pictures that fit my niche and upload them to the queue.


    Day 2


    I decided to go ahead and add some ads even before I received much traffic. I went with plugrush since I'm in an adult niche. With correct placement ads can actually make your site look more professional instead of the opposite. I continued adding pictures to the queue, always trying to get ahead just in case I have to go a day or two without adding more.


    Day 3


    I received some traffic from a friend I told the site about. I quickly realized I needed to spread the word somehow otherwise I most definitely wouldn't be earning from the site, but how could I? I didn't want to spend any money for advertisements, so I brainstormed. I found an amazing way to get a pretty great amount of traffic for free. If I get my site off the ground I'll share it with you guys. The first day I began using it I got about 84 visitors, not bad since I only ran my ads for a couple of hours and I didn't really have to do much to maintain them.


    Day 4


    Plugrush had some kind of maintenance so I only received about 62 visitors despite the fact I ran my ads pretty much all day. I received an email from them saying that they would refund any money I had lost within the few hours in a couple of days. This wasn't really a big deal in terms of money since I probably lost less than 20 cents, although I would like to know how many visitors I actually received.


    Day 5


    Here we are in day 5, you are now caught up with me. So what am I doing today? Simply running my ads from morning to night to get a rough estimate on how much traffic my method brings in. I will also try to grow my Twitter account that is based on my website. Of course I will also continue adding pictures to the queue. I have made 30 cents over this past few days, and 4 followers on my Tumblr. My plan is to continue growing my blog until it is the top or at least one of the top blogs in my niche. I will keep you updated on what I do and how everything goes. I tend to do everything I can as cheaply as I can while still keeping quality a priority, so this journey should bring about a few interesting techniques and tips.

    Edit: I plan on updating this daily, I'll get more organized with my earnings in future posts, thanks for reading/commenting!
     
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  2. atosz33

    atosz33 Junior Member

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    Not bad. I think you should use -> hxxp tumbloadr D[]T c[]m for mass queue posting. With that you will able to post 20 pic a day ( queue max : 301 or 303 pic ) so you have automatic content for 15 days. Do related tags. On tumblr use the search and search for adult keywords ( some ideas : nsfw , jailbait ( very good!) , babes , hot beautiful etc etc ) and the tumblr will show releated keywords. Use it for gain more followers. And use adfly or imagetwist. Paste it to click-throught link , and you will earn more. And important don't use pop up and mobil traffic from plugrush , beacuse tumblr dosen't allow it ( they banned my account with 4000 followers for that.)
     
  3. futurestunner

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    30 cent quite big amount at start!
     
  4. 4Fowr

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    atosz33: Thanks for letting me know about the popups and mobile traffic, saved me from a big mess in the future!

    futurestunner: Thank you! I hope to continue growing it, 30 cents certainly isn't much but it was a good feeling because it helped me fully realize I CAN earn money online.

    Hopefully Plugrush won't have anymore maintenance so I'll be able to let you guys know how much traffic my advertisement technique brings daily.

     
  5. Reyone

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    Spam a bit here and there, if you dont wanna get bots, DIY, get in FB groups, forums (create accs and put your web as the signature), etc etc, tons of ways to backlink. If you are up for spending money, check all the services offered here =)
     
  6. 4Fowr

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    That's basically what I'm doing although I'm trying not to spam too much. The way I'm advertising now seems to be good for starting out, but eventually I'll probably buy a few services here on the forums to expand.
     
  7. 4Fowr

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    Day 6

    My advertising method is great in terms of it being free, but sadly without constantly monitoring it I just couldn't reach the amount of people I would have liked to. I did however get 57 visitors, predominately from the U.S. which helps keep my earnings up. Despite getting a little less visitors then I did the past two days, I actually earned more. 34 cents, which is double then what I earned when I had more visitors, not sure if this is about visitor location or what. In total I have made 66 cents. Today I will look for new forms of advertising and let you guys know how it goes.
     
  8. 4Fowr

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    Day 7

    I did no advertising yesterday to see how many return visitors I was getting. With no advertising I received 16 visitors. They are most likely predominately from the U.S. because the cost per thousand visitor was fairly higher than usual. I received 5 cents from them giving me a total of 72 cents. Once again not a lot, but I'm getting very excited about earning my first dollar online.
     
  9. 4Fowr

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    Day 8

    Once again I used no advertising, but I did gain some visitors. 20 as opposed to yesterday's 16. This means I'm either getting some organic searches or people have bookmarked my site. I made 6 cents today bringing me to a total of 79 cents, so close to breaking that dollar mark.
     
  10. m4rdukk

    m4rdukk Newbie

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    Have you considering configuring google analytics or some other tool?
    Some tumblr templates are really easy for you to configure, you just have to say your ID and it works.
    It would be nice to see the origin of your traffic.
     
  11. Blacchippy

    Blacchippy Registered Member

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    man congratulations! Ive had my tumblr blog for 11 days now. 177 followers. Ive only made $0.34 lol i use imagetwist but i jsut posted a juicy ads ad on my blog today so maybe it will boost my earnings. Im scared to use plugrush because this is the only blog i have for now and ive heard of many people getting banned using it. May i ask how you use plugrush on your tumblr? Obviously youre doing something right for having made more money than me in less time. And if youd like, send me something or post something that will help me find your tumblr. somethin like a unique post with tags and all that, I'll follow you and promote your blog. Easy 177 possible followers for you. But good luck on your endeavors man. We all start somewhere
     
  12. fheaky

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    I almost have 2500 followers on my personal Tumblr but Adsense didn't approve my application, I think it's because I've been banned by them before. Does anyone know of a good ad-network for tumblr? My Tumblr isn't adult-related.
     
  13. Tones0000

    Tones0000 Registered Member

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    I'm in the same niche. Tumblr porn blogs seem to have become a lot more popular lately. I have had mine for maybe 2 to 3 weeks. I have a little over 400 followers and have made just about 10 dollars through plugrush. I really like plugrush. I would really like to know this method of advertising of you would mind sharing soon:p my skype is atmartelli