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The Journey: Teen Proving To Himself He Can Do It

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by ArcticPanda, May 15, 2013.

  1. ArcticPanda

    ArcticPanda Junior Member

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    Hey Guys! Decided to set up this thread, mostly just to almost force myself when my motivation drops, to persist and achieve my goals.

    I'm not going to lie, i've been very privilidged during my upbringing. Pretty much my parents always helped with everything. I got a £10,000 car bought for me as my first car, i've pretty much always gotten what I required and mostly what I wanted. I realise this makes me sound really up myself or snobby or whatever, which is why I want to change that. My whole life, i've been given whatever I wanted, which i've always been criticised for throughout school etc Being the "spoilt kid" in my group. I don't think any 14 year old rejects gifts due to his morals telling him so!
    Anyway, i've recently told my mum I want to be able to do everything my way, by my rules, without any help. While I greatly appreciate everything my parents have done for me, its more a life lesson I feel for me to be able to do certain things myself. For example, how can I learn how to "own" my own car, when deep down, while my name is on the ownership of my car, I still didn't pay for it. I want to work for it, and reap the self-rewards from doing so.

    I know i'll probably get a bit of hate from this, but I thought I should explain why I want to do this, and how much I want to succeed.

    The TARGET:

    I'm aiming for ($50/£32) per day to start with. My secondary aim is to have earned more doing IM by the time I go back to University in September than I would of having a summer job.

    THE PLAN:

    • Plan is to set up a website which revolves around MMO Hacks/cheats etc (World of warcraft, Runescape, Guild Wars etc) and other hacks as well. As I feel these are going to be the easiest things to market.
    • I'm going to get about 3 or 4 affiliate products of "bots" and "hacks" to advertise on the website as one source of income
    • Signing up to AdSense for 1 ad on each page (Don't want to over-do it)
    • Set Up A Youtube account which connects with the same Niche. Will make videos on the niche, reviews of hacks etc, including a PPD link in the description and also a link back to my website.
    • Going to use View and Comment companies to boost my rankings on YouTube
    • At the start i'll likely buy like 10 YouTube accounts and do some "guerrilla marketing" and comment on my own videos, acting as "testimonial" sort of things.

    Anyway, hope I didn't come across to badly in this thread :/ Forgot to mention i'm 18 at the moment.

    Looking forward to starting this journey with everyone!!
     
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  2. ArcticPanda

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    It's 2am now, so i'll get some sleep and do an update later on!
     
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  3. ArcticPanda

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    DAY 1

    So, first off, I set up WordPress onto my domain and then downloaded the following plugins:


    WordPress SEO by Yoast
    WordCents AdSense (To Put My Single AdSense Ad On Each Page)
    I then got to work on some content for the website, and made sure that each page came up "green" with WordPress SEO by Yoast. I've mainly concentrated around the area of World Of Warcraft Hacks and Bots, mainly due to the fact I believe its the most popular MMO, and also having played it in the past, I have some personal insight to it. Also got signed up with an Affiliate Program with a bot for World Of Warcraft, and set up a page with the link in several images, and at the bottom of the page (almost like a sales letter page).

    I set up a blog on the page which I hope to add new content to of a minimum of 350 words 2-3 times per week sticking to my several keywords

    Later on in the evening I set up the YouTube channel, which has the same name as the website, and i've linked the website in the YT profile. Planning on making some content for the YT channel on DAY 2. Anyone had good experience with outsourcing youtube video makers?

    Total Spent Today: Approx $25 (mostly on hosting etc)
    Total Made: $0.10 <----Big Bux ;)
     
  4. cooltoad

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    Good luck Panda.
     
  5. verilix

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    Hey, at least you made 10c. Quite a lot of BHW aren't even making that much.
     
  6. ArcticPanda

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    Forgot to mention that was a click from an AdSense ad. If I continue this sort of progress, I'll be on like $36 this time next year ;)
     
  7. ArcticPanda

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    considering putting a content lock on the website. Anyone recommend the best one out there?
     
  8. ArcticPanda

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    DAY 2


    So, I didn't do too much today unfortunately, I just did more planning than anything.

    Got a couple of video's recorded in which I still need to add a voiceover to.

    Bought 22 YouTube Accounts

    Tried to sign up to AdWorkMedia, but got rejected unfortunately, so that no longer seems to be an option.

    Plan for tomorrow is to get some of the content for the YouTube channel finished, and then start commenting from the YouTube Accounts I Purchased. Going to do it manually for now until I learn more about automated ideas.

    EARNINGS/SPENDINGS
    Costs - $5
    Earnings - £0.94/Approx $1.50
     
  9. C.S.R

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    best wishes dude.
     
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    I wish you luck with this Journey!
     
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    Good Luck For Your Journey.. YOu will get your destination.
     
  12. RushingWind

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    Good luck mate :)
     
  13. ArcticPanda

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    Thanks for all the support guys :)
     
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    Try to replay on AdWorkMedia rejection email.
    Write more about your promotion methods and your work (Do not mention : Hacks and that stuffs :) ). After that you have good percent to get accepted. :) Regards
     
  15. ArcticPanda

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    I didn't mention hacks. I emailed them, and they replied straight away saying I had broken the TOS. Despite me saying "Could you tell me EXACTLY what it is which is getting me rejected, so I could remove it from my site". Asked them again, and they didn't reply
     
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    Well your off to a start. Hope you do well man :D
     
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    I gave you a +rep to get you started :)
     
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  18. ArcticPanda

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    Currently trying to sign up to an alternative Per Per Install service
     
  19. RushingWind

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    Wow! You went upto 20!!! Looks like some others gave you rep too :)
     
  20. ArcticPanda

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    I never understood how it got down to -8 in the first place haha. My thinking was it was just a forum glitch perhaps