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The Teenage Struggle. Steps To Gaining An Income?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by pricetag, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. pricetag

    pricetag Newbie

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    I've decided to make 2013 a year where I can get money on my own and spend it freely. I have relied on parents and I hate not being independent so I have put my foot down. I have joined this forum to learn from the professionals - how to gain an income on autopilot.

    I have used freebie sites in the past to get stuff I want (I get people to sign up and they complete offers I get like $32/£20). It was successful but I think it has dried up as conversions for me have dramatically dropped. I am now looking to see what I can do with what I've got or what I should turn to next.

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    Rough knowledge of SEO.

    I have 2 websites which I used for these freebie sites. I managed to get one of them to number 1 for the keyword 'free gifts', but now It has dropped and I hardy get traffic any more.
    I have a video where a well known TV program basically promotes the freebie site. This video currently has around 44,000 hits.

    I have another video which is a trailer for a video game. This video has 22,000 hits. I tried to use affiliate marketing on this one but it failed badly.


    Anyway, there you go I have told you what I have. Everyone please give me any tips on how to improve my ability to earn money. Do I need to go in a different direction? Content Locking? Carry on with my freeebie site? Thanks
     
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  2. futurestunner

    futurestunner BANNED BANNED

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    add me to skype. may be i can help you!
     
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  3. pricetag

    pricetag Newbie

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    what's your skype?
     
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    Look next to his avatar (right under his donor status and the green bars) and you will see a little skype symbol. :)
     
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  5. pricetag

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    Stupid question from me..sorry lol. Added you
     
  6. pricetag

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    Anyone can help me?
     
  7. Essesser

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    hey bud!

    In a very similar boat, im 19 however i have an apprenticeship so i am earning money myself.

    I found this like you and seen an opportunity but you are doing better than i am, as you have made money!

    Some of the things i have tried include:

    Torrents - Didnt work as my internet has some issues with speeds which i need to sort out, will test once sorted though.
    Youtube + PPD - With this i had a link to a cleanfiles file, this has earnt me $0.47 out of 60k youtube views...
    Tumblr - I have 2 tumblr accounts active in 2 different niches one being adult and the other i dont want to tell ;) with the adult account i have a link to a cam site called chaturbate, only at 19 followers so not much happening there.
    The other tumblr site is doing well with 300 followers hit today (woohoo!), i have google adsense on that however no clicks averaging around 80 views a day. With this i have been testing different ad styles and variations but still nothing seems to work.

    If you want anymore information then check out a thread i created, hopefully it will give some ideas but i covered most of it here.

    Good luck and i wish you all the best!
     
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  8. aZoid

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    Maybe you can check the journey section, and take a fast look at what others are doing, so you get a better idea.

    Cheers.
     
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  9. pricetag

    pricetag Newbie

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    Thanks for advice. What do you think is the most effective method
     
  10. Dante848

    Dante848 Registered Member

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    I'm 17, and I feel good that I am able to make money online, most people my age go and get a job at McDonalds for $7.25 an hour. Try doing email lists, you can make serious bank off that. Enough to make your friends and even your parents jealous.
     
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  11. pricetag

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    I am new to all of this can you PM me and explain how to implement.
     
  12. Superconservativenes

    Superconservativenes Registered Member

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    Noone's is going to spoon feed you a method. Yeah, they might tell you what methods worked and didn't, but don't expect somebody to take you step by step.

    Part of the process of making money online is trying and failing. Everyone has to try and fail before they succeed.

    Also, you said autopilot. First you have to work work work before you can turn something in to autopilot, so don't expect to start a method and watch it bring in monthly income.
    Youre going to have to start a method, stick with it, and maintain it.

    There are many different methods you can use that are in the Making Money section. The method you choose really depends on your goal. Long term or short term? Once I know this I can narrow down the methods.

    Like fellow members have said above, journey threads will really help you out.

    You should take a week or so to research methods and journeys. Once you find a way of making money go deeper into the subject. For example, if you're going into Amazon Affiliate sites study all the journeys and sample sites you can find. You'll find quite a few shortcuts and helpful tips. Then once you have built your knowledge, actually start the method!
     
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  13. pricetag

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    Thanks for the advice I'm gunna start looking round.
     
  14. Superconservativenes

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    Sure, if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  15. pricetag

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    What I was really asking was what would be the best thing to go into with what I have . I do not want to go into something complex and struggle with no motivation as Id rather start off small and scale it up later gaining knowledge on the way.
     
  16. iAdam

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    If you have basic knowledge on SEO, why not expand your knowledge and maybe offer an SEO service either online (high competition though) or in your local area for local businesses?
     
  17. shapsp

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    since you have knowledge in seo,
    why not built a magento site which is geared towards amazon associate?
    make the magento site look nice and neat, make sure it targets a micro niche of product.
    concentrate on the niche and you will get buying visitors to send you affiliate commissions.

    Don't underestimate the above.
    there are people doing x,xxx -xx,xxx amount in amazon as affiliates.
    just imagine this, amazon does $83k of sales per min.
    try to grab 1 min of their entire sales in 1 month.
    83k X 7.5% commission = 6.2K

    Work slowly.
    Your first site and sale will be crucial.
    after which, it is all about refinement and scaling with the profits.