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OldWeb's Journey to $100 a day with Blogs, Ads, Products, Affiliate, Facebook & Youtube

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  1. oldweb

    oldweb Regular Member

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    Intro
    I decided to also start a journey thread here after reading some other ones today. The main goal for me will be to get myself motivated and more enthusiastic to make this goal happen. I have been really lazy or unorganized recently and I have to change and get much more organized and efficient with my time.

    I chose the title "OldWeb's Journey to $100 a day with Blogs, Ads, Products, Affiliate, Facebook & Youtube" with the keywords of things like Youtube, Facebook and affiliates as these are things I'm doing or have done in the past with some success.

    A little more about my background...

    I have been involved in working online for a long time. I did really well with affiliate marketing from 2007 to 2013. Especially around 2008 - 2009 when I peaked at around 10k a month for commissions and high profit.

    I made a come back in early 2013 with Youtube and I got the ideas for that here so I hope this thread can give back something to this community as that run meant I was able to continue my travels and partying through 2013 until Youtube changed.

    So been back home now for a year, tried to work offline but did not work out that well, getting too old lol.

    I had some bad luck as well this year and to top it off my laptop broke down and I had to buy a smaller tablet hybrid for now but it's not easy to do a lot of things on that I need to do so I need to get a new PC soon as well.

    So now of with my plans.

    What do I have to work with?

    I have quite a few domains, most of them are aged but get little traffic. About 20 of the domains will be used for this project.

    I have a VPS well setup and running fine for hosting

    MY ISP is Dynamic so I can change my IP just by restarting my modem

    I have about 50 accounts for Facebook, Google, Twitter etc, Most have at least one of these and some have lots of accounts for other SM like Tumblr, Pinterest etc The accounts are all aged now and have around 200 to 700 friends on average.

    Finance: I have very little money at the moment so I can't afford to buy anything for now including hiring people. Good thing is I have a variety of skills and can create graphics, create videos etc, run wordpress, write articles etc although I don't really enjoy or are that good at writing and I would prefer to find someone for this later on....

    Software:
    I like to keep things simple and I use very little besides a spreadsheet or MS Access for my database which I have tables for accounts, Domains, Facebook pages etc etc and that works well.

    My Plans

    This is the tricky part as I need to put a more solid plan together so I will try to get something on paper here...

    I'm thinking of doing the following and some of these things I have already started:

    For each Facebook account I will create 1 group and transfer all friends to it. The group will be on a particular subject that the account will specialize in. This subject will be about one of my websites, so for example if I have a bicycle website then one account will have a person interested in bikes and will start a bike group. This bike account person will also have a bike FB page and this page will link back to the bike blog. This account will also have a Google account and a Google + page for bikes. It will also have a YT account that is about bikes. I would create videos about bikes and upload them. I would also add other CC videos about bikes and link back to my blog from these videos.

    So each account has at least:


    • 1 X FB group
    • 1 X FB Page
    • 1 X G+ page
    • 1 X YT Channel
    • - 10 X YT CC Videos
    • - 3 X YT Original Videos
    • 1 X Pinterest Page
    • 1 X Blogger Page
    • 1 X Tumblr Page
    • 1 X Twitter Account

    Daily Tasks

    • Write new articles for each of my blogs
    • Create videos for each YT account

    How I will Make Money?

    Income will come from Adsense, product sales and affiliate commissions.

    Each site or blog sells something or provides content for a subject. For example I have a T-Shirt shop that I setup in Wordpress using Woocommerce for the backend shopping. I just send the buyer to my product on Cafepress (for now).

    Another site might be about motorcycles for example, I take photos of the latest bikes at shops or when I past them in the street and upload those to Youtube and write simple reviews for them on my blog. These can attract some visitors.

    I cover many subjects as it does not get too boring but it also means I can focus less..

    So basically the object is just to get traffic and the more targeted the better of course. At first I don't want to get caught up in things I hate like keywords or stat analysis and all that sort of thing. I wil get more into that once things are more setup and producing. The idea is to setup a system so it constantly makes money and does not rely on trends or changes with Google or FB or anything. There will be a number of various income streams so there is never a dependency on one method, site, account etc.


    OK, I need to have a break now and I'm glad I finally got this started, If it does not make sense yet or you are not clear what I'm doing then stay tuned as there is a lot more to come as I'm still working this out myself :)
     
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  2. oldweb

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    I should have mentioned my current income from adsense is only about $1.50 a day so its very low and it will be all up from here.I still get the odd affiliate sale on one or two of my sites but these have become scarcer each week since a few months ago but I made about $200 last month from Affiliate sales. But for the sake of this blog we will start from a clean slate and assume my current income is ZERO.

    If I can get each of my 20 sites to just make $5 per day each I will have reached my first goal. If I can make a steady $100 a day on average for me that is enough to live on and travel on. Anything else will be a bonus.

    Today:
    So today I have so far done the following:

    Logged into 2 X FB accounts and added about 50 new friends.

    Written this journal.

    I will hope to get an article written today and to login to some more accounts, not just FB, add friends etc.

    I will update later today...
     
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  3. oldweb

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    OK, so I have an update and some exciting news (at the end)...

    first off, I have not been doing a lot as I have had a few offline things to take care of as you do when you are not making much money, people, companies and organizations seem to take up a lot of your time dealing with issues of not having money like you once did.

    Anyway I have created a couple of videos but I have not edited them yet as I'm waiting to save enough for a new desktop that I can do video editing etc on. So for now I'm just shooting and saving videos on my Lumia 532 that I love and got for next to nothing recently. I might of mentioned my laptop broke down recently and that was a huge setback for me. So I ended up buying a little Asus Transformer laptop/tablet hybrid and that does a great job and ideal for a mobile computer but not enough grunt to do serious stuff so that is why I will build myself a desktop with a limited budget over the coming days.

    Also over the last few days I updated several facebook and Google accounts and just added new friends to them. As I have so many accounts I don't stay logged into one that long, I will process all the friends I can without overdoing it and I will push some to other accounts. I also created a few new groups and updated some FB pages.

    I verified another old YT channel and monitored it.

    Created only about 3 articles.

    and that's roughly it but I also spent a lot of time updating and improving other things like I just installed Windows 10 on this little laptop and got a better modem sent out free from my ISP. All these things are part of the business.

    Now for the big news... I just logged into one of my affiliate networks and I have made some very good unexpected commissions and bonuses in the last week. This has put me well ahead for now of my $100 a day target already as I made over $700 over a few days. But I won't get too excited as I need this to be steady everyday 24/7 X 365 days. Until I get an average of $100 per day then this means little. Anyway this money will come at just the right time and will allow me to get a better PC too. But I have to start paying off my debt as well as soon as I can which is at 10k. Until I get that debt paid and I'm making a steady $100 a day and I have about 5k in saving my butt is staying here in my apartment but once I reach that goal I'm out of here and traveling again... so as soon as I think of those tropical beauties in SE Asia and those great beaches for skimboarding, cheap beer and loads of great parties I get excited and just can't wait to get to the airport.

    Now for some proof ( i have blacked out the fine details to remain anonymous.)

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    Revenue for last 3 days:

    Ads: about $6
    Affiliate commissions- Just under $800
     
  4. oldweb

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    OK I salvaged most of my data from my screwed old laptop and found my database which is great.

    Here are my number of Facebook profile followers for all accounts:

    [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Sum Of Friends[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Avg Of Friends[/TH]
    12355 237.596153846154
    I want to have 5,000 friends eventually for each Facebook account, about 50. When I get to around 2k visitors I will get more fussy for each friend and target them on groups to find people interested in the account subject, i.e. surfing or gardening...

    I will do a similar thing with Pinterest, Tumbr, Twitter etc and get max friends/followers and that is the first goal, there will be little promoting until I get a high number of followers and friends.

    Here is the layout of my Account database table:

    Accounts [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]ID[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]DomainID[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Gmail[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Yahoo[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Password[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Name[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]LoginCity[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Phone[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]DOB[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Lastlogin[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Browser[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Facebook[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Notes[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Verified[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Subjects[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]NeedsFBFriends[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]TEMPFacebook[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]FBFriends[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]FBProfiles[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]FacebkEmail[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]FacebookPage[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]TwitterUsername[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]TwitterFollowers[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]YoutubeName[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]GooglePage[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Blogger[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]LinkedIn[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]tumblr[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]PinInterest[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Slideshare[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Stumble[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]LinkURL[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]videos[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]CC Videos[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]SecurityQ1[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]SecurityA1[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]SecurityQ2[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]SecurityA2[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]LastloginOLD[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]scoopit[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]hi5[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]livejournal[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]reddit[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]VK[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Flickr[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Disqus[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Appnet[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Instagram[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]OtherPassword[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]DropBox[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]OtherPhone[/TH] [TH="bgcolor: #c0c0c0"]Checked[/TH]
    111 112 [email protected] 1234 Joe Blogs New York C Yes FB,YT Hardstyle Music No 258 [email protected] whatever 122 Yes
     
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    Good luck with your journey, which affiliate are you using?
     
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    cheers, I use all the major networks or most of them from CJ, LS, AL, SAS and whatever the merchant or subject I'm targeting is on. I had a lot of success in earlier years with indy's and they can also work well if you find a good one.

    thanks, when you have at least 200 friends on an account. Go to your friends list from your profile. Select the friend (your other account) to send the friends to... There will be an option to recommend friends and just hit that with all your friends. Later or the next day login to your other account and now you will see loads of requests from those friends you recommended. All you have to do it press "ACCEPT" no need to request friends. You can do that with many accounts.

    The idea is to build your friends list up to over 500 even if a lot of them are the same on several accounts. Once you get several hundred friends, preferably over 500 the friend request will come in naturally and all you have to do is keep your account active and sit back and press "ACCEPT"
     
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    followin this journey and no ur never too old keep going!
     
  9. JackieP

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    Cool journey, I will be following!
     
  10. oldweb

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    OK I have another update. I enjoyed the weekend and did very little but in the last 2 days I have been hard out organizing accounts and sims. I have a bunch of sim cards that I use to verify accounts and i'm now using a USB modem stick for them. I have this one that I took the cover off so changing sims is just a matter of taking off the USB stick from the cable and sliding out the sim and putting the other one in. No need to use a cell phone and take out the back cover, battery etc.

    I also found a great way to organize my sims. What I do is use a photo album that has those sticky clear pages you insert the photos in. So I found an old one in my house and took out the photos and in each compartment I wrote the phone number of the sim on and inserted it in a compartment with the sim. This works great.

    Now I have the sims nicely organized I started going through a lot of my accounts and updating their phone numbers, verifying some of them with Google, YT and Facebook etc. I also updated things like backup email.

    On top of that I have been created a group for each account, pushing more friends, adding my friends to my groups and also pushing friends to like my pages. I'm glad to see some of my pages growing in likes naturally with a number around the 200 likes now.

    So this week will be continuing to update and organize my accounts and a lot of the above. This is improving the structure and backend so in the following weeks we can step this up and get some articles written and shared over multiple accounts, pages and groups.

    In the future I will be automating a lot of this or outsourcing it. At this stage though I want to nature it until it's running smoothly with a good system.

    Revenue has been slow although Adsense was not bad this week with a couple of $5 days which is an improvement. I have been getting some cash in by buying and selling goods on my local classifieds to pay the mortgage for now.
    .....
    I moved back into my own apartment recently. It is one of the things I still own from my glory days of the late naughties. I had 2 properties a couple of years ago but I regret that I sold one to pay for another 2 years of travel. I came back and moved into this apartment in a small city. It was more an investment property but after renting for awhile I got tired of it and I'm now enjoying living here. I'm also doing some slow renovations while I stay here and I save on tax by living here too for now. I'm using the extra space to get a lot of projects and creative works going too. This is getting me in a better space to get this journey goal achieved.

    Having the right space and mindset is important although if you are desperate you can be equally productive simply by being motivated to succeed and get out of where you are.
     
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  11. oldweb

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    OK I have to update this as it's been awhile. I have had some issues with facebook and they are locking some accounts. I'm not sure if it's my new laptop with W10 instead of when I was on w7 or the new modem I use or maybe both? Anyway I'm looking into how I can avoid the stupid photo verification thing and I had planned to get all my friends into groups to help with that but it looks like that is going to be too slow.

    On some quick research I have found a few ideas, one is to use tunnelbear on my mobile which I might try for my locked accounts first.

    I have been working on updating each of my 40 odd websites each day getting about 1 or 2 done so this is a slow process as each needs to have updates and testing which can take some time. I will write an article for each one as well when I go through them and make a check list of chores.

    This journey is not your typical one as there are a lot of elements and complicated procedures that all need to be completed and the system needs to be set up to be future proof and all this can take some time before revenue increases will be noticeable.

    My goal is always to be financially free and that is to meet my minimum living standard that I would be comfortable and enable me to do most things I want like travel and buy property. That is a simple amount of $100 per day or around $2 - $3 per website a day.

    One of my latest hobbies it to watch youtube videos on Marijuana growing and watching how they run systems and procedures is interesting. I'm trying to see my system in a similar light where I need to get all elements working together and everything to be sinc-ed just as they do for the plants with having the correct PH, enough light, the ventilation system, watering etc.

    Edit:
    I found a link to a thread that talks about how to use FB groups to help with photo verifying:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ification-id-check-my-5k-friends-profile.html
     
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  12. oldweb

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    It's been awhile but I have really been busy with a lot of things lately. My finances have deteriorated to severe and I have only weeks to get something sorted out. I have dabbled with lots of things and I had a couple of days over Cyber Monday I spent time promoting some promotions and made about $50 but that was my best day for long time sadly.

    I spent some time in making a couple of videos promoting products but that did not work well. I spent about 2 days on this project and so far only made a $10 commission for 1 sale.. It could work but needs more time than it used to with YT, You need to really treat each video like an investment and do everything you can to get it ranked. Before you could just post anything with a good title and description, tags etc. link to it from a couple of places and it would be on first page of Google. Now it will be lucky to even get in the first 3 pages unless you work it hard.

    But as they say when you have your back up against a wall you can bring out the best. I know this can work so I had a think about what I needed to do to really get some cash coming in quick. It all comes down to traffic but it has to be quality traffic and that is where the hurdle is.

    It is not that hard to get traffic but...
    but it's a lot harder to get quality traffic. I played around a lot lately from commenting on News and blog sites. It took a lot of work and I got some traffic from that. But it is limited and you have to find something in a niche that will work. Facebook is a good source for traffic but they don't seem to buy much. I think that comes down to targeting to a niche again. I have now found Reddit to be interesting and I got a bit of traffic from an article I posted to. The problem was it was not so much they liked it but more on what they didn't like lol. But still I can see the potential and I just have to research more into Reddit to see what else I need to know.

    At the same time I now have to consider finding an offline job even working in a restaurant kitchen or something to pay my bills. This is annoying as I think I can generate some traffic through using various social media methods if I have the time and energy which I won't have a lot of if I have to get a new job. Posting articles seems to be potentially good, I can't write more than about 3 a day though or I would get bored. But I can promote the heck out of these 3 articles and that is where I will focus my time over the next week or so and see how that goes. I will experiment with various social and web 2 sites and see which ones work best.....

    oh and yeah a nice surprise was getting $25 on Paypal for someone posting some Promotion ads on one of my websites at $5 each for X 5. That game me some inspiration to work that area more too...

    I now have to work out how to make at least a steady $200 per week now. This is when I can work at my best but if I can do this is another thing....
     
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