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Only IM could allow a 19-year-old to own a car and a house.

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  1. Azcension

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    Today is a special day for me and I thought I'd share my story with you guys.

    Last year, at this exact time, I was making $6 a day on my political blog -- I remember being unbelievably excited and showing my parents how much I made "on the internet" (I was living with them still).

    I had no idea what I was doing really, nor what I was about to get into. I was just posting a few articles in a couple FB groups to see what would happen.

    Then, I decided to start building my own audiences with FB pages -- I started making a little more as I built up a few thousands likes. In addition to the new cash I was bringing in, I had some money saved up from a previous year job-hopping, so I invested that in FB page like campaigns.

    I discovered I was a natural at running campaigns. Most of my ad sets got down to $0.01 a like and I was putting in about $20 a day, which is about how much I was making off my blog.

    In the next two-three months, some of my articles began to go viral and I had some $300+ days -- I quit the writing job I was working at to go IM full time.

    Thankfully, it was easily the most chaotic political season in American history, so it was a perfect time to be in the business. (I use Google Adsense, Adsupply, Content.Ad, and RevContent as my income sources btw.)

    I scaled up my ad campaigns to $60 a day.

    Then, I had a $1000 day in July and the rest is history.

    My pages grew exponentially, and so did my revenue.

    In August 2016, I pulled in $8k.
    In September 2016, I pulled in $15k.
    In October 2016, I pulled in $40k.
    In November 2016, I pulled in $60k.

    It was insanity. It absolutely blew me away. I couldn't even comprehend -- and still can't -- the fact that I went from making $200 a month to a $60k month in a little over half a year.

    And here I am just a couple weeks ago, right after closing on my new home, with my car in the driveway.

    If you're passionate about something, you can make a very healthy living off of it. This year, my goal is to automate as much as possible so I can travel the world. The internet makes dreams come true.
     
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    Big congratulations from me. I'm 19 also so seeing your success is a big motivator for me. I'm going down the Amazon Affiliate route (You can check out my journey here if you like). Maybe a good one for you to venture down. You can diversify and add another passive income stream onto your monthly earnings.
     
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  3. Azcension

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    Thanks man. I am going to check out your journey right now!
     
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    Congrats! May I ask which advertisement network you used for placing ads on your website? Was it just Google AdScense?
     
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    Sorry, I notice now that you already put that in your thread lol! Sorry!
     
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    Great work son!
     
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  7. Azcension

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    I knew someone would ask, so I put it in there for y'all :)
     
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    Who did you get to write your articles?
     
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    Me. I wrote articles for around 7 hours a day and also worked on growing my page for 5 hours a day. In fact, I still pretty much do that. I guess I'm cheap -- why hire someone if you can do it yourself! However, I will work to find a really great writer this year.
     
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    What was your spend in Nov ?

    Nice going by the way.
     
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    Great story and gratulations that you we're able to make so much money of Trump's election :)
     
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    Haha. Dammit. I wanted to find a good place to hire a writer cause I wanted to start a blog too, but I'm swamp with other projects and finding a good writer is really hard.
     
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    Thanks. My spend in November was $1500 lol. This business is literally all profit.
     
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    That's 12 hours per day of hard work, that's the reason you succeeded! Congratulations mate. You should definitely hire a writer and cut down your hours by 60%. It will allow you to scale up faster, so you can focus on what you do best, which is FB campaigns apparently. The money that you would pay to a writer is nothing in comparison to the time you will save (time is money), because you can use that free time to create even more campaigns, hope you understood me.
     
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    I know there are a lot of places on BHW where you can get writers for like $3.50 per 500 words or something. It's real cheap, but I'm personally looking for someone who has a knack for writing AND making killer, clickable headlines.
     
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    The whole story was great till I saw this:

    "This year, my goal is to automate as much as possible so I can travel the world."

    It's like every "guru" dream travel the world
     
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    That's great at any age, let alone 19. I started my own real world company at 21 with only $1k. No one will believe in you like you, so keep it up.
     
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    I agree. I would have hired a writer by now, but I'm super picky. I need someone who is really just a turnkey when it comes to headlines, featured pictures, and article content.
     
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    Work smarter, not harder ;)
     
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    You inspired me. Good job and keep the good work! :)
     
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