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Rachel's Journey to $10/day before 16th birthday

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by onelettershor, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. onelettershor

    onelettershor Supreme Member

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    Hey!!

    About me:
    I've stumbled upon bhw a few times in the past years, however I joined in September this year - this is my intro thread here back then I set a goal to earn $1k before I turn 16... let's just say I am 0% on the way to that goal. I thought I was set a smaller goal of $10 a day because I turn 16 in less than a month.
    I've been reading a few hours each day about instagram but trying it myself (bought FL) it hasn't gone quite well for me. So I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and do good ole Franklin's method!

    Plan:
    Set up facebook page - DONE
    Set up a shopify - DONE
    Set up 3 facebook ads, budget of $3 a day each for the next week - DONE

    I am young so I am tight on budget ($xx) so I'm just scared when my shopify trial runs out.. hopefully I would have made a sale by then to pay for it. So far I have spent about $15 on facebook ads, but still no sale. I did get an abandoned checkout so that's a sign, I guess I just need to work on making better ads, and a more professional looking website.

    I have figured if I sell 2+ items a day on shopify I can reach my goal, however I have had it set up for 3-4 days now, with facebook ads running and still no sale. I think I have to change something!

    I'll try update this thread daily/weekly, and will try my hardest to reach my goal! Any advice would be appreciated!

    Franklin's method - http://www.onlinedimes.com/how-to-make-money-online-2016/
     
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    Good Luck with your Journey !!!
     
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    Awesome journey, i'm sorry to hear the instagram journey didn't work out so well, you can always ask questions since im doing it right now with FL

    Goodluck on this journey though and hopefully you get a few sales to help pay for costs, and make some profit too :)
     
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    Good Luck on your journey OP!
    btw I promote my shopify site through IG, conversion rate is low but still it does convert!
    If you need any kind of help with FL just shoot me a pm, I'll be happy to help!
     
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    Good luck to your journey.. By the way you can earn some pennies by selling shout out on fiverr. Bought some reviews and your ready to go. Earn already 32$ ( within 10 days) on selling shout out on a 5k account
     
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    Trial locks your store with a password if I remember correctly, you also can't add discount codes. Work some odd jobs, flip some burgers or whatever and invest the money back into your business. You are young, now is the perfect time to fail while you still have the comfort of living at home. A lot of us older guys are putting our neck out on the line and have families to support. No risk, no reward. For real though. Youre 16, instead of buying fancy shoes or clothes, invest the money into your business, you will be glad you did it in the long run? Do you smoke? Quit. Drive a car? Carpool. Is there expenses you can go without for awhile? Food? Starbucks? Clothes? Etc.. People act like they have no money, they do, but if you want this bad enough you need to make sacrifices. It's easier to save money then it is to make money. Take the money you have and invest. This is some golden fucking knowledge right here, I wish I had someone to tell me the same at your age.
     
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  8. onelettershor

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    yeah man, I'm pretty good with money tbh. Yeah I had to put in my debit card info, I'll probs cancel once my trial ends if i don't make a sale!
    Thank you :)
     
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    I have a 10k humour account, haven't sold any shoutouts yet as my engagement is quite low.. I may try fiverr but you only get like $3.5 or $4? since the fees are pretty high right?
     
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    10k isn't a lot in campirson to other competitors, but not impossible. Are you utilizing all social medias? If you aren't, you should. Instagram, Facebook, tumblr, Pinterest, get to know them all. You may not know how to monetize them now, but they will be valuable assets later on trust me. Traffic = money. Branch out into other niches. You may fail, but now is the time to get that all out of the way. I know you're right on money, but once you can afford an email list software like aweber or mailchimp I highly recommend growing a list, this will become your personal ATM machine in the future.
     
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    Oh, didn't know you're only 15! Goodluck!
     
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    Yes they deduct 20% for every sale you made. You can earn more on fiverr using their extras.
     
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    I agree, Social media is power, I always like to read thing before I go in blindly, I will set up tumblrs/pinterest and other social media to drive traffic !
     
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    I would recommend driving traffic through Instagram as you can grow your followers with bots, then leverage them to drive traffic + sales.
     
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    Update:

    What am I doing wrong? It's been 3 days and I still have got no sales...
    here are the screenshots of my shopify store:

    https://gyazo.com/823315c91a2926ac30d5ef99d72ae51b 50, and 41 UV

    and the amount I've spent on facebook ads:

    https://gyazo.com/99c937484bc55dca145b475f18243dd2 $20

    at this rate I'm going to be in debt haha

    What I've also done is set up an Instagram promoting my store, and run it on FL.

    SO something is going wrong and I need to change it, I think I need to make more store look more professional, and create my facebook ads better.
     
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    You need to learn more about funneling/media buying
     
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    Good luck OP! At 5$ and no conversions you should delete that ad and change products, no need to go deeper for it IMO.

    I found a good ad (0.05$ CPC) after 80$ of tries and fails but it got me 0 sales so far.
     
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    Sorry I haven't replied to your PM Op I gave up on PM's days ago. Shit got crazy. Anyhow if you are getting clicks to the website but no sales there are a couple of thinks you can do. Use and test different shipping prices. Test different item prices, make the shop more professional if it isn't. get a more passional niche... I know i know i preach this a lot but it makes all the difference. If someone really likes the item then will pay anything for the shipping. You need items where people go "wow I need that now!" items where people get so attracted to them they don't even notice the shipping.

    Also was that 40 visitors out of a 4000 reach correct? That could be an indication that people aren't interested in the products. I've be hearing of people getting around 50-200 clicks per 1000 reach on winning adverts.
     
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    PPC campaigns are hard. Most people make pretty large losses before they start to profit. If you're broke, organic traffic or sticking to something like the Meathead method and twist it a bit would be better, because that is free. Not to be a downer on your journey, but you may have to re-think going into PPC without money to blow.
     
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