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Never even heard of this stuff. My journey from 0

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by BaXTeR403, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. BaXTeR403

    BaXTeR403 Newbie

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    Hi all,

    Just a little background info: I've never done anything in IM before. Like a said, just a little.

    I currently have 1 active project, and 1 in development.

    Project #1: Adult Twitter
    - Followed a method I found here on BHW.
    - Using Hootsuite to schedule tweets with images from my niche.
    - Currently maintaining a 20%~ follow back rate.
    - Still building up this account. Haven't dropped any links in yet.
    - Gaining followers by following accounts that follow other accounts in my niche.
    - Retweeting/liking posts within my niche.
    - Trying to be an active participant in the niche communtiy to generate organic traffic.
    - Monetizing with CrakRevenue.


    Project #2: Amazon Affiliate
    - Found low comp keyword I believe I can rank.
    - Currently researching more keywords.

    That's all I have so far for my affiliate site. This was just started the day of this post. I have a lot of research to do about SEO, site building, backlinks, content writing, and I'm guessing tons of other stuff.

    I'll be posting periodic updates on my projects. I'm on some changing my life shit so I'm pretty motivated. Thanks for reading!
     
  2. mightyfine

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    I'm currently doing the same steps as method 1. I have a niche adult twitter account with 1.5k followers, but haven't monetized it yet. What size is your twitter account and how much are you earning if you don't mind me asking? Do you have any tips or tricks you've learned? I'm worried that my 1.5K followers account is too small to monetize. I get any where from 4k to 10k impressions a day with a 3% engagement rate.

    Thanks
     
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    Good Luck.
    Nice easy read I look forward to seeing your story progress
     
  4. BaXTeR403

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    I should have been more clear in my original post, my apologies. My adult twitter project is brand new. Just hit 50 followers today. I haven't started monetizing it yet. I'll edit the OP to make it more clear. My current plan is to grow the account to at least 5,000+ followers before I start dropping links in there from Crakrevenue.

    As far as tips and tricks go, I haven't stumbled upon anything groundbreaking yet. I've just been following accounts that are following other accounts in my niche.

    Thank you!

    Adult Twitter Update
    New Followers: 30
    Total Followers: 52
    Average Impressions/Day: 1.5k
    Engagement Rate: 2.5%
    RT/Day: 5
    L/Day: 16
    Impressions Last 24hr: 13K

    Affiliate Site
    Haven't done anything really since last night. Will continute to research more keywords tonight. I'm honestly not even sure where to begin after I finish my keyword research. I'm not sure if I should try and find an expired domain, or try to YOLO it and come up with my own. If I were to find an expired domain what do I look for to determine whether it is worth the price? Or if the domain name is using the right words to attract the traffic I need as well as rank to Google's first page? Should I even worry about the domain from the start or should I focus more on putting together quality content first? How much content, and what kind of content do I need before I can launch the site. I need to formulate a plan to deliver traffic after the site is complete.

    I've got a mountain of work ahead of me. Watching the slow steady progress of the Twitter account is pretty motivating. I don't want the account banned so I do everything manually other than the scheduled Tweets. I only follow 20-25 accounts per day. Trying to make it look as human as possible.

    Until next time.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  5. BaXTeR403

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    Adult Twitter Update
    Didn't do any following today as I've been working on the affiliate site all day.
    New Followers: 16
    Total Followers: 68
    Average Impressions/Day: 3.1k (+1.6K)
    Engagement Rate: 2.4% (-0.1%)
    RT/Day: 7 (+2)
    L/Day: 23 (+7)
    Impressions Last 24hr: 14.1K (+1.1K)


    Affiliate Site
    Compiled about a dozen spreadsheets with KW from various sources (all free). After removing duplicates I had about 2500 KW within my niche. Curremtly adding search volumes for each term. A little over 500 done so far. Once I complete the search volumes I will organize the KW into groups and begin the architecture for my site.

    Note: I went about my keyword organization in a horribly tedious and inefficient way. I don't have Excel so I use OpenOffice Calc spreadsheet because it's free. I had to format all the CSV files I downloaded and format them the best I could with the limited options (or lack of knowledge on my part) provided in the spreadsheet software. I then copied all of the keywords without search volumes into a master Google sheet and am now searching each term individually to get the volume. I'll definitely be refining the way I do research and organization in the very near future. I may just bite the bullet and subscribe to semrush.

    Anyways, back to collecting search volumes.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  6. BaXTeR403

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    Adult Twitter Update
    Didn't do any following today as I've been working on the affiliate site all day.
    New Followers: 9
    Total Followers: 77
    Average Impressions/Day: 3.5k (+400)
    Engagement Rate: 2.5% (+0.1%)
    RT/Day: 7 (+2)
    L/Day: 22 (-1)
    Impressions Last 24hr: 9.8K (-4.3K)

    Another lazy day in terms of following accounts. Been super busy with my KW planning. Considering purchasing an affiliate site from the marketplace just to get something up and running so I can experiment and learn. Then take the lessons from the purchased site and setup my own and do everything from scratch. Still have about 500 more kw to go through and then it's on to searching for a domain.
     
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    Good luck with your journey. The main thing keep it up. It's going to be a long slog but if you keep with it you should do well. If you need any help with Amazon feel free to ask any questions. I'm working on my own journey so I have picked up a few things along the way.
     
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    Post here as soon as you make your first buck! It would interesting to celebrate your success with you :)
     
  9. BaXTeR403

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    Adult Twitter Update
    Total Followers: 92

    Tweets are still running automated. Gonna let this sit for a while and work on other projects. I'm also postponing my affiliate site for an authority site project. This is the project I'll be updating going forward with an occasional update if I get back to the other projects.

    Authority Site
    - Found brand new domain
    - Created FB
    - Created Twitter
    - Created IG
    - Created YT
    - Created LinkedIn

    Currently working on some content.
     
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    You seems to be a fast learner. The 1st month i was into IM i was like "wtf is imperssion". didnt understand this term till 2 mont later
     
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    Good luck on your journey :)
     
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    Good luck on your journey! I also grow a FB/twitter/ig page in another niche but the same like you! Keep the motivation up. Also I was wandering if you will use the video uploading method along with the twitter page when you will start monetizing? This might give you even more traffic and it's pretty easy also.
     
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    Yeah, I'm always running into terms I don't understand. All part of the learning process. I'm definitely enjoying it though!


    Thank you!

    Thank you! As of right now, I don't plan on using the video upload method. I can't commit the time as I have taken on creating an authority site and that will be my primary focus going forward. As for the Twitter page, I will likely put very minimal work into it. Going forward I'll just continue to schedule tweets and occasionally drop CPA offers into them. Other than that I'm just gonna let it do its thing and maybe revisit this project at a later time.


    Authority Site
    - Purchased KW research package from @namhq89 and now have a great set of low competition KW to start building my authority site.
    - The authority site is going to work hand in hand with an IRL venture.
    - Meeting today to allocate storage our product.

    I have a bunch of spinoff ideas for more side hustles related to my authority site already. The money is the motive! I still have a bunch of SEO research to do. I need to learn how to structure my content as well.

    I will update again after today's meeting, and will also be working to get the site online and ready for content publishing.
     
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    Adult Twitter Update
    - Received 2 sets of RT out of the blue from a niche related account that had 65k followers.
    - Total Followers: 144

    Still haven't followed any new accounts.


    Authority Site Update

    - Storage facility for the product has been acquired.
    - Domain purchased. (New)
    - WP Installed.

    Been doing competitor analysis via SEMRush. Building my list of KW to go after first. Going forward I will update my investment total.

    Domain: $5 (brand new .com domain)
    Hosting: $2.50/mo
    Physical Product Supplies: $636.46
    • All supplies are split 50/50 with my partner. The above reflects only my personal investment.
    Total Investment to Date: $643.96

    Next we'll be looking to get a premium theme, and have a logo made as well as obtain graphics for all of our social media accounts. Also going to be drafting some content to get the site ranking for some KW.


    NOTE: This is a long term project that I don't foresee generating any income in the near future. I do have long-term goals for this project in terms of monetization but it is going to take a pretty significant amount of time to reach that point.

     
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    Adult Twitter Update
    - Total Followers: 223


    Authority Site Update
    Bought a few more supplies for our product. Spent today cleaning out our storage space. Going to begin setting up our equipment. Logo and all social media graphics are all set. We still need to figure something out for our WP theme.

    Total Investment to Date: $996.96
     
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    Great journet so far! Following. Keep it up and good luck!
     
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    Thank you!

    Authority Site Update
    Ranked for our first keyword today! Currently position is 79 but I'll take it. Little things like this are great confidence builders that I'm making progress. Going to continue drafting content today for the site. Also going to work on building up our social media pages.

    And the grind continues....