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PureHustle’s Journey – From Nothing To $1,000 Per Month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by PureHustle, Aug 18, 2016.

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  1. PureHustle

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    Quite often we see newcomers extremely confused about starting out. For many of them, the methods found on bhw can be overwhelming and confusing. Additionally, many people fail to realize that it takes money to make money.

    In spite of this, I’ve decided to open up a journey that many beginners can follow to generate money online in order to use as investment for future passive-income ventures.


    The goal is to generate $1,000 a month. I’ll be dipping my hands in a few ways to generate revenue, which will be described in detail below.


    Methods of Making Money I’ll be using:

    Copywriting –

    I enjoy copywriting and have been doing it over the past few years. I can easily make $10-20 a day with writing on various sites.

    TextBroker –
    a few weeks ago, I stumbled across this website on Reddit. This is an awesome, consistent way to earn side-money when starting out. Its quite easy to apply for a writing position. (I believe they allow USA and UK writers).

    After applying, I received a Level 3 star rating – which equals out to about $0.01 per word. I'll work towards increasing my rating because the higher the writers rating, the larger amount they can make per word.

    Write 1,000 words per day and you’ve got yourself $10.00 per day in your pocket.


    IWriter -

    I’ve seen this website discussed in a few various ways throughout BHW and think it has great potential. There is a catch though – you need to put in the work upfront before earning good money with the site. Once you start out, you’re going to be making pennies on the dollar. However, if you put in the hard-work, you can increase your writers rating.

    The end goal with this website is to achieve the “Elite Plus” status. According to their website “To become an Elite writer you must have a rating of 4.6 stars or more, and have at least 30 ratings in your account”. When starting out, try to find offers that you can complete fast (like 150 words) and make sure that the author has a 75% approval rating.

    Here’s the thing - if you achieve Elite Plus status, you can get paid upwards of $0.06 per word. This means that for writing 1,000 words, the writer can make $60.



    Fiverr –
    Over the years I’ve generated over $5,000 working with this website. You can generate a nice side-revenue if you’re smart about it. Many people have made a considerable amount more.

    I have over 400+ reviews on my profile & I’ll be maxing out the # of gigs I offer. I’ll be utilizing on-site SEO and buying reviews here and there to help boost my gig’s visibility. Additionally, I’ll be implementing gig extras heavily.



    Freelancing –
    Many freelancing sites receive a considerable amount of flack due to their high fees. However, when a person needs money, any money in their pocket is better than no money at all.

    Many people in need of money should take the hit of the fees when starting out. Even though you’re not making as much as you’d like, you’re building up your profile’s reputation which will help ten-fold down the road.

    The goal will be to use PPH, Freelancer, Elance, and Upwork.

    When bidding on the jobs, I won’t simply be sending a text “begging for the job”. Instead, I’ll be using a perfectly-articulated message outlining why I’d be a perfect fit for the job along with an attached proposal. The goal is to stand out from the crowd right from the get-go and express the idea that I’m the seasoned professional the client needs. Most people working on these freelance sites charge pennies on the dollar and I won’t be able to compete with that. However, some things I bring to the table are dedication to customer service, being based within the USA, and prior experience to back up my claims. I’ll push the notion that “You get what you pay for”.

    These sites offer individuals the option to submit their proposals for free, but only a small amount. I figure that I will be able to acquire clients using these free “tokens” by spreading out my proposals across multiple freelance sites.



    Goals With this Journey:

    1. Write a minimum of 1,000 words per day on TextBroker. Sure this is going to suck and be repetitive, but It can be a nice source of side-revenue.
    2. Write 3X per week on iWriter to increase my writer rating. The goal will be to achieve Elite Plus status.
    3. Max out the # of gigs I offer on fiverr. Work on On-site SEO and grab some reviews to increase the gig’s visibility.
    4. Send 10 proposals per day across the various freelance websites mentioned above. Even with a 1% conversion rate, I’ll be seeing 3 new clients per month. I’ll start out with SEO services, but if I don’t see any clients picked up after a month, I’ll expand into other various services regarding content writing, SMM, and website design.


    Why did I create this journey? Simple – I wanted to help others who are experiencing “analysis paralysis” and don’t know where to begin. Albeit this isn’t a “passive income” journey, it will help fund future passive income ventures. Also, I want to stay accountable for the goals mentioned above.
     
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  2. BassTrackerBoats

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    This is a great idea to get the ball rolling for a lot of guys. It requires some work and some skills but can probably be done by 80% of those that are here on BHW.
     
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    Great method OP, Good luck to achieve more.
     
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    There's a way I think you could easily make $60 a day (8 hours of research / writing) from this forum alone. Product Reviews.

    Take 5 products and review them. 1,000 words. $15. 4 articles for day. There is always a market for good product reviews on BHW...
     
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    That was my exact thought process. Anyone with zero experience within the IM world could potentially dip into these methods and earn some money to fund their IM ventures.


    useless post to inflate your post count?

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    you know, thats actually not a bad idea - I'll definitely have to give this a try within the next few days and report back. thanks for your input buddy!
     
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    No problem. Feel free to PM me if you'd like me to proof read anything as I have ordered content at various price points. I also write the reviews myself. Good luck!
     
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    Do you have any rating on freelance websites or you will start from "clean" accounts?
     
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    Uhh, on People Per Hour, I've got a level 4 Acc, so i'll try there.
    Between the other freelance sites, i have clean accounts. Should be a slow, daunting process - but slow and steady wins the race.
     
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    Update #1

    I've started getting into the routine of writing a minimum of 1,000 words on Textbroker per day. Usually they're pretty good about having a plethora of articles to write. I'm going to try and push a little harder this week and set the minimum target to 2,000 words per day on this site.


    What i did over the weekend:
    • Wrote on TextBroker daily
    • got 2 articles on iWriter rejected. idiots request a article to be written but dont provide context. for example, a guy requested a article on the topic of "apples". didnt provide any context or respond to the PMs. I wrote the article, submitted it to him, then he rejected the article saying that the content "didnt fit his website". ???? This happened 2 times. fricken idiots. waste of time for everyone.
    • Got a cookie-cutter SEO proposal created and created a highly professional "thank you for this opportunity & heres why i deserve the job" article to go alongside the proposal. Sent out 10 proposals on a freelance site.

    Things I still need to do:
    • fill up my 400+ 5-star review fiverr account with 15 gigs (with gig upgrades). Will try and start working on this later today.

    Starting Today, Daily Goals:
    • 2,000 Words Per Day on Textbroker (assuming jobs are available).
    • Send out 10 freelance proposals.


    Since the goal is to make $1000 per month lets do some math
    -> Text Broker - $20/day on Textbroker for 30 days = $600
    -> Fiverr - $100 per month profit (low end) = $100
    -> SEO Client - $200 profit per month = $200
    -> iWriter - 1 article per week once i am highly rated = $200
    = Should equal around $1,100 per month in profit if i stick to this routine. This is on the low-end too, seeing as i used bare-minimum #'s.

    This is a perfect foundation for anyone starting out.



    From now on will post daily updates.

    Till next time,
    PureHustle


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    Well done :)
     
  11. PureHustle

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    Update #2

    Words Written for clients : 2000
    SEO proposals sent : 0
    Fiverr sales : 1
    Hire a Freelancer clients helped: 1


    Daily Profit:
    $29.09

    Thoughts -
    It can be difficult writing many different articles that range between 300-500 words & need to be heavily researched before hand. Its more efficient to write longer articles instead of many smaller articles.

    I've gotta find alternative means of generating SEO leads without spending money. I have been dabbling around with the idea of reaching out to business owners on page 2, but i havent dived into this yet. Also, i was reading about utilizing yelp for lead generation.

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    Update #3

    Words Written : 2000
    SEO Proposals Sent : 0
    Fiverr Sales : 0
    Hire a Freelancer Clients Helped: 1

    Daily Profit: $29.00


    Thoughts -

    Fiverr
    Last night, I decided to try and increase my ranking for a particular gig. I read somewhere that gig "favorites" are a part of the ranking algorithm. I wrote a simple Imacro script that increased my favorites from 1XX to 8XX. literally made zero difference. The only way to effectively rank your gig is to (1)get a ton of orders & (2) generate a large # of reviews for the desired gig.

    Freelance Writing -
    I've been promoted to level 4 writer! This means that I get an increase in payout per project. Should secure me an extra $8 a day.

    SEO -
    Havent really focused on this aspect too much. I'm keeping my eyes out for a new and effective way to promote my SEO business with ZERO investment. I'll continue to keep an eye out.


    Doing some math, If i continue to write a minimum of 2,000 words per day, I can achieve roughly
    $840.00 per month. Sure its manual work, but its guaranteed money.

    surely, within no time, I'll reach my goal and be able to re-invest this earned money into more passive,lucrative ventures.

    Until Next Time,
    PureHustle

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    Update #4


    Writing : $28
    Hire A Freelancer Earnings : $25
    Fiverr: 0

    SEO proposals sent : 0

    Todays Earnings Today:
    $53

    Thoughts -
    Hard work is paying off. guaranteed money feels good. After a few days of this routine, I can say i do enjoy writing. Maybe one day I'll leverage what im doing now to create a brand for myself.

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    Update #5

    Writing :
    $44.80 (I wrote around 3,200 words today, might write a few more later tonight).
    Fiverr:
    $52


    SEO Proposals Sent : 0

    Total Revenue Earned Today : $96.80


    Thoughts:
    I'm happy with today's earnings. Obviously above average. Hoping to make this my daily earnings.

    I really need to stay focused on start sending out more SEO proposals. Its been a few days since I've sent any. I've only touched 1 freelance site thus far, but I'll try and send a few proposals on a number of other ones later tonight.

    I've also gotta fine-tune and add more Fiverr gigs in the hopes of generating more side-money from them.

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    Was this revenue generated with TextBroker alone?

    Was confused because you said Writing. Not sure if you meant iWriting or TextBroker.
     
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    Sorry for the confusion. Right now, I'm focusing all my efforts on TB. they're the most reliable so far. I'll continue to slowly write articles on iWriter, but for now its not a top priority.
     
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    No worries man.

    Just wondering, is TB something fairly easy to get started with (and possibly generate some revenue), or does it require a significant time investment? I'm a native English speaker and writer, so having the proper skillset isn't the issue for me. I'm considering checking out the site, but I just want to make sure it's worth my time. I have other ventures as well.
     
  19. PureHustle

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    Well, if you're looking to grab some quick, guaranteed money, TB may be right for you then. I personally dont mind writing, so it works well for me. It was quite easy to sign up with them from the get-go and i believe it took around 24-72 hours for them to review my application.

    Granted, I'm not making a lot of money doing this, but it IS guaranteed money. That was the whole point of me doing it.

    If you're a good writer with some experience under your belt, you could also try and use freelance sites to promote your writing.

    back on track, yeah TB is working great for me and I have no issues. try it out for yourself, see if its something you like.
     
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    Thanks for the advice man. Will try it out.
     
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