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Tired of Not Having $$. A Newb's Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Quattroporte, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Quattroporte

    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    Hi everyone, I will be attempting to make money from Youtube and CPA.

    Why am I doing this? I need some serious motivation, I keep trying something for a day, maybe two, and I never make money, so I give up and resort to my Achilles Heel-video games. I really need to kick the gaming addiction, make money now, and play later! :) This thread is for hopefully keeping me motivated, because I'm really struggling with that right now. I feel another cause of this is that I don't work at it long enough on a daily basis as well...I often see others around BHW making good money but only working "3-4 hours a day" on something that actually brings them money! I do not understand this...I think if I had a viable business that was bringing in a decent cashflow, I would be working all day, every day, to bring more money at a quicker rate. But, perhaps I am being naive and do not yet understand this mindset. :)

    As far as my marketing skills go...I consider myself to be not so good at this...I am not so much a creative person as I am a literal one. I feel this hinder's my success and could very well keep me from ever reaching $274/day (my ultimate goal). Seriously, if I actually make money from this, ANYONE CAN.

    I'm making absolutely nothing right now, however, I did purchase some software to hopefully help increase my earnings. So what's my goal? Honestly, I don't really have one...but I guess making anything at all would bring me great joy. I feel that getting past that initial roadblock of making nothing will hopefully motivate me to work more.

    I feel that one of my biggest issues will be niche selection...I said above that I'm not a creative person (every time I see the standard "if this doesn't work for you then you should quit IM" posts I feel too scared to try them, in fear that I will fail, and have to go work at McDonald's! I probably won't even bother with keyword research, in a sense. What I mean is that I will think of games/software people will want for free, and check the competition in Youtube. If the competition is low, I'll upload an account and put 5 slideshows on that account, and see what happens. If I want something for free, surely someone else does, right? If I do end up doing research, I will likely only use the Youtube keyword tool, as the Adwords tool is more for ranking in Google I feel, and does not apply to me (I won't go for ranking my .webs.com sites).

    What's my gameplan? My current tools are CLPV2, HMA VPN, and Windows Movie Maker. My niche, while I won't give exact keywords (obviously), I will tell you it will be the software/gaming niche. My focus will be on quantity, not quality. I feel that having 5 slideshows on 40 accounts totaling 200 videos gives a better chance at success, rather than a few quality videos that could get flagged, and the work gone to waste. I will use HMA VPN to make one account per IP, and upload 5 slideshows per account, per IP. I will use the same videos on each account, but spun and given slightly different times so they'll be "different". I will use the same exact title, description, and tags for all 5 videos, unless I feel more than one keyword could be used i.e. "[DOWNLOAD] Free Software [Mediafire][2013]" and "Software Free Download[WORKING][2013]", I think you get the idea :). As for how many accounts, and ultimately how many videos I should target per niche I'm not quite sure. I think I'll just do one account (5 videos) per niche, as I don't see doing more than that could be useful (please correct me if I'm wrong!) I'll be using free .webs.com sites, because spending $10/pop on real .com's is a bit out of my budget right now. Yes, I am aware this will hurt conversions, but I feel uploading enough videos/day can make up for that, especially if your videos are "tantalizing" enough. Also, I have the Enhanceviews program running, an Addmefast bot, a YLH bot, the Vagex external program (hate it, it gives way less credits, but I can't get the Mozilla plugin to work for some reason anymore...), and the U2Bviews program running. I'm only going to add views, and likes, to my videos. If I find that I can't rank my videos, I'll add subs, comments, etc. I will not be buying retention views, in fear that these slideshows will be taken down anyways and I will have wasted my money.

    I will not be sharing what networks I use, as I may begin blanking/faking the referrer if I actually begin to get conversions. Right now, I'm only doing US offers. I'd like to have 4 international offers, but the networks I'm with have no Content Locking approved + international offers...oh well. Yes, the payouts are lower, but right now I don't want to take a risk of being kicked out of a CPA network.

    That's all I have to say for now I believe...again, I cannot stress enough how much of a newb I am. Many of the other journey threads I read here begin making money within a day or two (even if it is a couple dollars), so it seems they're already confident that whatever they do works before they actually start the journey. I will warn you, I will probably not make any money for days...heck, I may never make a cent! This method I've developed (is that the right word?) could be completely awful...I don't know yet. Something I love people doing is telling you their mindset when they are doing something. This is why my post is so long...I'm really trying to give you a look in how I'm thinking, and maybe you can do the same thing and start making money! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns...maybe something that I'm way off about or that is "fatal" to my success as far as my gameplan goes, please feel free to share. So, yeah...please do not expect me to start making any money instantly, this is a beginner's journey! My plan right now is to make one account, and upload 5 videos to said account. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and even if you didn't, I wish you luck in your endeavors. :)
     
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  2. cashcrateaddict

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    Goodluck. Great title, I wish I could get motivated by not having money.
    Good idea not sharing your network lol.
     
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    Also are you going to use MVB?
     
  4. Quattroporte

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    You mean Mass Video Blaster? I'm not sure about that...I'm following closely to aCapitalTee's journey (really wish she'd come back to update her journey, lol), and I remember her saying something like MVB really gets you banned quickly, whereas manually spinning and uploading videos seems to keep them up longer. I actually might go and read through her journey thread again.
     
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    Yeah the title was awesome i used to think like that a while ago is a really big motivator.
    Good luck buddy!
     
  6. Quattroporte

    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    Day 1
    Impressions: 5
    Earnings: $0.00
    EPC: $0.00

    I uploaded 5 videos to one account, all for the same niche. I gave each video a slightly different title, but gave all 5 the same description and tags. I'm not sure if giving each video a unique title is worth my time or not. For each video, I have different background music, different background slides, and the time or each is slightly different. I will be using the same 5 songs (just plain royalty-free music) for every niche to save time. Also, I only hit two of the videos with likes and views. I could do all 5, but I think I'm better off saving them for more niches, unless someone knows how to get massive amounts of credits between all the Youtube services that will allow me to assign around 500 views and some likes per video! Also, I have no idea where the 5 impressions came from.

     
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    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    Day 2
    Impressions: 3
    Earnings: $0.00
    EPC: $0.00

    I'm really struggling with getting Youtube accounts made without the need of phone verification. I clean out Chrome, switch IPs, and have to keep trying to make the account with the hope that it won't ask me for phone verification. I was only able to upload 10 videos today. Not good. I'll just keep on chugging along in hopes that someday I'll actually get a lead!
     
  8. ok888

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    One quick tip



    Dont use the same description


    Goodluck hope u stay motivated
     
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    Is there any particular reason to not use the same description?
     
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    Unique title and description is alway a good idea it just look less spammy
     
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  11. Quattroporte

    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    Day 3
    Impressions: 39
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    Way more impressions today! Happy about that. I even had 4 clicks on different offers, but no conversions. I have a feeling my offers don't work right, because a couple of them are simple e-mail submits, but I don't think they actually pay for just the submit (even though they say they do!) Not sure what to do about this...I could have actually had my first conversion today :(. Also, I was unable to upload any videos today. I'm hating myself for it, but a combination of real life issues and not being able to verify youtube accounts (I tried so many times on so many different IPs today...why do I even bother paying for HMA VPN?) has left me pretty disappointed. I'm not sure I'll be able to upload anything tomorrow either, due to being very busy all day :(. After that however, I should be able to get into a pretty steady routine of at least 20 videos a day, hopefully! So yeah, if anyone knows anything that can be done about making YT accounts, and/or why my leads aren't giving me my money after they submit their e-mail, that'd be awesome! If anyone has any questions, feel free to post. :)
     
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    Mate

    Regarding YT account why dont u buy some in BST. Thers a few YT PVA seller here


    The offer ur using u gotta be careful

    Does it say "covert on first page submit " i cant remember whats the exact words but it along the line of this
     
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    Indeed, it does in fact say "e-mail submit", not first page submit...I made sure of that! I actually had someone in a different house under a different IP test both these offers, and made sure that only the e-mail submit was done and not the next page. I was not credited for either offer done that time either. I guess I should switch up offers because clearly this is not working. As for the YT PVA accounts, I suppose I could buy a few...but if I remember correctly they looked awfully expensive. :( Thanks for the suggestion though, I'll check the BST section right now.
     
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    Day 4
    Impressions: 11
    Earnings: $0.00
    EPC: $0.00

    Not sure why my impressions dropped so much, but I guess it doesn't really matter since I'm not getting conversions anyways. I changed some of the offers to ones that aren't e-mail submits, since those don't seem to work properly for me. 4 of the 11 impressions had click throughs to the actual offers, which is a pretty darn good click through rate. Unfortunately, like I said yesterday, I wasn't able to upload any videos today. Tomorrow will be different hopefully. I'll most likely have to spend most of the time I'm working on this, on finding IPs that will actually let me make Youtube accounts. This is now what consumes most of my time. I really would rather not buy PVA accounts, as they are very expensive from what I can see. Sorry everyone, maybe I'll get a conversion soon. :(
     
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    sub and reach for the sky
     
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    I'm following this closely as I can definitely relate with the gaming thing! Good luck, and keep us posted as we're all pulling for you!
     
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    Good luck and keep this going man. It is not easy starting out but being persistent is key.

    All the best
     
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  18. Quattroporte

    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    Day 5
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    Highest impressions so far! Still no conversions...I had 6 clicks (all on one offer for some reason...). I wish I could figure out where the traffic is coming from, I really have no idea how to track :(. Oh, and I achieved my daily goal of 20 uploaded videos today, woo! Now I have to try to keep that pace up and I should hopefully start seeing some leads. Thanks for the support everyone, if you have any questions feel free to ask. :)
     
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    WILL GIVE YOU A NICHE THAT strated BUT WITH A TWIST WILL EARN YOU A STEADY INCOME OF 10$/PER DAY FELT SORRRY FOR YOU MATE SINCE I BEEN AND YOUR SHOES. reach for the sky.I KNOW SEO
     
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    Mate

    u gotta looking carefully


    They all r e mail submit but u need to look for the one with ?convert on first page submit ?

    Some convert on first or second page they usually stat when or what page it convert on

    Which CPA network ur using?
     
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