1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Toni's journey to $300 a month (YouTube+PPD; Facebook; CPA)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by tonib, Oct 26, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. tonib

    tonib Power Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    395
    ---- THREAD CLOSED 03/15/2014 ----
    TL;DR: Started on 12th October. Doing YouTube+PPD and thinking of other ways to earn money. So far $7.37 - ShareCash; $0.62 - CleanFiles

    FAQ:

    Short Biography: Hello! My name is Antonio, I'm from Bulgaria and I'm 3rd year student (21 years old) studying Electronics. So far I've been on and off in IM as I start, in a week or two things don't go too well and I just give up. Not anymore! This is a part of the reason why I'm doing this journey - to keep myself motivated, to have a 'diary' and to share my experience as other journeys have helped me, hopefully mine will help somebody as well.

    Why $300?: I needed some realistic goal so I decided to go with $300. I would prefer it if I make at least $450 which is about the starting salary for junior developer in my country.

    Why am I doing this journey?: Honestly, I am lazy and after reading ton of journeys IM sounds much easier than working 9-5 stressful job in an office. Plus, I prefer working at home, rather than with a team.

    What I am doing to earn money ?: Mainly YouTube + PPD, but in my free time I am working on getting Facebook friends on 2 (probably will make them 3) PVA(phone verified accounts). I am working on idea to make people send SMS (check out Fortumo for example).

    What I am doing for fun: In my free time I'm also clicking on ProBux - not to earn money, but to see how far I can get without investment. For my last experiment I've downloaded CMS themes, inside I've pasted my CPA content locker code and I've disabled the content locker. I've shared those themes on some forums (not here!) and in a few months when people build enough visitors I will activate them. I will probably get banned, but I really want to see how much I will earn in a day. Yes, this is immoral, but I can still sleep well with that thought on my mind.

    You are a girl and you want my number: I am sorry lady, but right now I will focus on earning my first million. Perhaps later.

    My Niche: Cracks, hack, apps, key generators. Most of the aforementioned are fake, however I have added some real stuff here and there. I am using one website only with wordpress theme and different posts for each keygen/crack/video.

    My Setup:
    I am using 2 methods:

    1) People download crack with progress bar. When the progress bar gets on 50% or so a message pops up that ask them for password, which they can get by downloading my sharecash file.

    2) Crack in password protected archive, which is in another archive with .txt file with "download the password here: http.." text.


    What I've done so far:

    Total Videos Uploaded:
    19
    Please note: ALL of my password link lead to the same page so I do not know which is bringing me the money. It could be the videos with 20 views or the ones with 70k views.

    So far I was going for quality over quantity, but even though I speak English fluently after listening to my videos I can see that my voice over is... horrible. I am thinking about making videos with the good old "typing in notepad method" with royal free music.


    Most of the videos were boosted. I've used fiverr services and BigBuddy's (or Buddie?) services. So far I've got only 5 of my videos banned. 4 of them I split fiverr high retention views to 4 of them, about 7k each. Now, I'm not saying it was the seller's fault, but all my other videos (with 20-30k+ views are still up). The 5th video (and the first banned) was boosted with 20k views, comments, subscribers. Currently I am drip feeding (fiverr gig) a few videos (4?) (it was supposed to be 1500~ views per day, but I am getting 15,000 for some reason, but I'll just let them like that to see if they will ban them. Also, those videos are NOT in a saturated niche, but they are nowhere to be seen. Used BigBuddie's service for 5 of my videos, 2 of them in very saturated niche and it got really, high - 1 is on first page, 2 is on 16th position, so if you are going to boost your videos - check out BigBuddy's thread - it cost me $9,99, but it is worth it.



    Cleanfiles Impressions Clicks Downloads Earnings ($)
    11.10 2 1 0 0
    12.10 5 5 1 $0.62
    13.10 4 1 0 0
    14.10 7 4 0 0
    15.10 3 1 0 0
    16.10 9 6 0 0
    17.10 5 5 0 0
    18.10 9 9 0 0
    19.10 6 6 0 0
    20.10 7 7 0 0
    21.10 16 6 0 0
    TOTAL: 73 48 1 0.62
    So, I started with CleanFiles, but as you can see I didn't really earn anything. Tried leading people to template site, widget on my website (both on page load and on click). For total of 48 clicks I got only 1 download. I know the stats are too low, but I saw many people getting about 1 download per 10-15 clicks when they first started, so I decided to try ShareCash, because I was getting despaired. I do like CleanFiles much more than ShareCash, so when I get the minimum of $10 payout on ShareCash, I will give CleanFiles a second try.

    ShareCash Impressions Clicks Downloads Earnings ($)
    21.10 13 3 1 0.99
    22.10 60 14 1 0.99
    23.10 36 9 1 0.59
    24.10 53 11 3 3.03
    25.10 35 12 2 1.77
    26.10 (today) 2 0 0 0
    TOTAL: 199 49 8 7.37
    So, right after moving to ShareCash I started earning. Of course it's not much, but it brought a big smile back on my face and boosted my motivation, like BigBuddy boosts my YouTube views. :D As mentioned above, after I earn the minimum $10 for payout I will try CleanFiles again.​

    Facebook accounts Friends Followers
    Acc #1 395 96
    Acc #2 192 119
    I'm using ideas and tips mentioned from the Facebook Method thread in the money making forum. Both accounts are females, and I am soon going to start building my 3rd account. Acc #1 got asked for verification - "whose picture is this", but I managed to pass it by having acc #2 as a friend and browsing people's profiles until I find the right picture. The bad part is that Acc #1 is "banned" for 30 days (since 1-2 days ago) and I can only post pictures, but I can't like or comment anything, however I am still getting friends (about 5 per day) from old posts I guess. Acc #2 has yet to be banned. I have NOT added ANYONE at all, I'm only posting "add me, or follow me so I can add you :pP" and similar things.

    Facebook experience: So, I post with acc #1 fully clothed cute girl and I get about 5-10 invites. I post in a similar group a picture of the same teen in bra and I get about 30 friend invites. :D

    I think I have an idea how to make people send SMS for me by using Fortumo (Google it) and earn money from them instead of driving them to some free porn cams affiliate.

    Project Troja:


    This is the name I've picked for my "trojan horse" test project. If you've missed it (skipped the "FAQ" part) - I've downloaded CMS templates (wordpress, joomla, blah blah) and inside I've pasted CPA Content Locker. The Content Locker is currently disabled. I've shared these themes on a few forums (NOT HERE) and in December (or sooner/later than that) I will press "Enable" and hopefully will earn at least a few billion dollars and after that I'll get banned. This project is mostly done for fun, not to earn money. In total the themes got about 1000 downloads. Hopefully people share them with friends and on other forums and hopefully some of them will have million views per day.:D By pulling statistics out of my a*s I predict that like 100 people will be using my themes, if they get 50 visitors per day (one will get 75, another will get 25) I should get at least 5-10k impressions if the locker sticks for the whole day until everything gets fixed. Expect rare updates about this until I decide to enable the lockers.

    P.S. If you've downloaded themes from other forums check your header, above the </head> for text containing CPA in case I have "infected" you.

    Project Bux:

    Without spending a single cent I want to see how far I can get by just earning money and renting referrals. Yes, this is probably a waste of time, but I am doing this while reading the forum, waiting for the video to upload. Think of this as a side job. I will not update very frequently.


    Old earnings:

    In my years, so far I've earned:

    AdSense (absolutely white hat) - 37.70 Euro ($52)
    Fortumo - 31.9 Euro ($44)

    I am probably going to do something about the Fortumo earnings, but not sure about the AdSense. Right now I will focus on the PPD.

    Spent so far (26.10.2013):

    I bought 1 year hosting from iPage ($1 per month for one year at this moment) for $1,99 + private domain for total of -$60.39. For YouTube I'vebought 3x $9,99 BigBuddy's views ( -$29,97) and 11 fiverr gigs (-$55).

    Total: -$145,36

    I am in no mood to waste another cent from my money, but I will probably reinvest my earnings. ​

    Earned so far (26.10.2013):

    Sharecash: $7.37

    CleanFiles: $0.62



    To Do list for 26.10.2013:

    Time to start Quantity over Quality. I've done in Visual Basic about 26 keygens/cracks/similar fake stuff so I'm going to do 26 videos. Probably going to use notepad + royal free music instead of a voice over, since (as mentioned) I have terrible marketing voice and I do not want to spend more money.
    Probably if I get done sooner than later I will make more keygens.

    So...

    Day 14 To Do:

    * Create 26 videos
    * Create more keygenerators
    * Get friends on facebook


     
    • Thanks Thanks x 8
  2. XTR3M3 XPL01T3R

    XTR3M3 XPL01T3R Power Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    94
    Subscribed! Good luck on your journey!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. PAGER

    PAGER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    10
    Occupation:
    sex
    Location:
    sex
    Subscribed Best of luck !!!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. Voidray

    Voidray Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    509
    Cool stuff. Keep up the hard work. Wish you the best!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. itsmytime

    itsmytime Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    105
    Occupation:
    writer
    Location:
    Pluto
    Cool! Good luck on your journey
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Messages:
    3,162
    Likes Received:
    1,162
    Good luck on your journey man :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. tonib

    tonib Power Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    395
    Day 14
    (yesterday)


    What I've done:
    I made 26 videos and uploaded them to 6 different YouTube PVA. No boosting or anything, I will build backlinks for some of them, but won't spend too much time on that. 1 of the videos already got me 50 downloads, but no conversions - about 12-13 clicks in total.

    Earnings:

    Just broke my record and earned $5.10 on ShareCash. As I mentioned in the first post after getting the minimum of $10 I moved to CleanFiles. I'm using v2 widget and it looks almost identical to the ShareCash's one. I'll stick to CleanFiles for 3-4 days and if I don't get any earnings I will move back to ShareCash.

    What I'm going to do today:

    Right now I am using just my website with a page (title - "Password") and widget which shows after the page loads. I think I am going to create some media fire look-a-like page with survey on it. Theoretically it should bring me more conversions. Also, I'm gonna start gathering more Facebook friends for my accounts as I did not really have much time yesterday. Next, I'm going to build some backlinks to a few of my videos.


    - Visitors Clicks Downloads Earnings Conv% EPC
    ShareCash 39 12 2 $5.10 16.67 $0.43
    CleanFiles 11 11 0 0 0 0

    Facebook Friends Followers
    acc #1 +7 = 402 0 = 96
    acc #2 +7 = 199 +80 = 199
    Acc #2 got asked for verification, so both have been verified once so far. I really wonder how much time it will take before they ask me to verify it again.

    How to pass Facebook verification: To pass the verification "connect name to picture" open your browser, open additional incognito/private window and enter both accounts (they should be friends). It asks you for picture -> you search for the names until you find similar looking or exactly the same. It also helps when facebook asks you to connect some dark skinned bearded guy and gives you names like "John Doe", "Muhammad..." and from there you search first for Muhammad's pictures.

    This was also mentioned in that big Facebook method thread, but I can confirm that it works. :D
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  8. AquaticGamer

    AquaticGamer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Messages:
    4,059
    Likes Received:
    1,512
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    http://www.AQSocials.com
    Home Page:
  9. ContentLockPro

    ContentLockPro Power Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    129
    Good luck with your journey. Youtube does brings your decent income
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. tonib

    tonib Power Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    395
    Day 15
    (yesterday)

    What I've done:
    As mentioned in my last post, I made awesome looking landing page that will increase my CTR.
    One of the videos from Day 14 was doing great! 150+views with no boosts/likes/anything. Just uploaded it and the views flowed. That video later got deleted, because somebody flagged it. So, I got pissed and made 4 more videos in the same niche. Additionally I made 15 more videos, so I uploaded 19 in total. Most of the videos uploaded yesterday are not getting any views, but it's still too early to say anything.

    Now, all of my videos boosted by BigBuddy are on first YouTube page, but at the bottom of it. Yesterday I added captions to a few of the videos and now one of them has climbed to the middle of the first page. I wonder if backlinks will raise it further, because other than that I have no idea how to get it on top of all.
    Earnings:
    After moving to CleanFiles yesterday I got 5 downlods in total for $2.01. 1 Indian for $0.12, 1 from Pakistan for about ~$0.20 even though I had optimized for minimum of $0.40 for all countries, but I guess there weren't any offers bigger than $0.40. At least finally I am getting downloads on CleanFiles.

    What I'm going to do today:
    Going to put captions on the first 15 videos with voice over. Perhaps going to do 10-15 more videos. Going to order 25 PVA from fiverr, since I already ran out of mine. Going to do... I have no idea what, I am going to improvise.



    - Visitors Clicks Downloads Earnings ($) Conv% EPC
    CleanFiles 25 25 5 2.01 20 0.08

    Facebook Friends Followers
    acc #1 +4 = 406 -2 = 94
    acc #2 +54 = 253 -30 = 169
    FB Page Likes: +5 = 41 ------------
    The followers are negative, because last time I posted I had friend invites waiting, so after befriending they automatically stop following me.
    I am building a page for sexy chicks (no nudity), but I haven't really spend much time on it.

    ---
    Here's a screen of my visitors. Sorry that it's in Bulgarian, I noticed too late. :D
    visitors.jpg
    Thanks for the kind words everyone! :p
     

    Attached Files:

  11. tonib

    tonib Power Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    395
    Day 16
    (yesterday)

    Had problems with my PC so I spent half of my time on that. Uploaded 5 or 6 videos. Nothing has been deleted yesterday, yet the videos uploaded 2 days ago are barely getting any traffic. Perhaps I should move back to quality over quantity, but I will wait until I get 150-200 videos up and a week or two to see how it goes.


    I just received my order of 50 Google PVA for $5 (fiverr gig) so I am going to upload like a maniac these days. :D

    Earnings:
    Awful day. I will wait until 01.11 and if it's still like this, I'm going to move back to sharecash - nearly $2.5 per day, Cleanfiles - about $1 per day. Not sure why, but my clicks are much lower even though I got as much visitors and downloads as yesterday.




    - Visitors Clicks Downloads Earnings ($) Conv% EPC
    CleanFiles 17 17 2 0.80 11.76 0.05

    Facebook Friends Followers
    acc #1 +1 = 407 +2 = 96
    acc #2 +20= 273 +12 = 181
    FB Page Likes: 0 ------------
    ---
    Some guy posted a comment on my video that thanks to me he has already unlocked all achievements in that game. Problem is, my crack is fake and the game is not released yet.
     
  12. thejesus

    thejesus Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    22
    Good journey, very detailed posts.

    I'm sure you can get to your goal.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. santhu

    santhu Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    447
    Occupation:
    Self-Employed Interenet Marketer......
    Location:
    India
    Good Luck With Your Journey Mate....:)

    BTW Nice Presentation Of Your Stats And Earning.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. itsmytime

    itsmytime Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    105
    Occupation:
    writer
    Location:
    Pluto
    Hey Goodluck on your journey. Please do update us on how the bought pvas. I am looking for a good supplier. I am running out of phone numbers.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. tonib

    tonib Power Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    395
    Day 17 - 29 Oct 2013

    Videos stuff:

    Uploaded 31 videos in total. 21 of them were very short (about 20s), since I am testing a new niche.

    1 of the videos got deleted because of violating author rights (it managed to get about 5 downloads and 50 views). I just reuploaded it.

    Also, I have GSA Search Ranker a test - there's a demo version. 1 of my videos sky rocketed from bottom of first page to the 3rd position and then it fell back to 6th position. Not sure if that was the GSA or just a coincidence that I ran it then. After I saw that ranking I added 5-6 more of the videos to GSA - I have not really seen any big results to comment, but it is too early anyway.

    I've done everything there is in eBooks and forum comments to add videos, so far I can't climb higher than the bottom of first YouTube page. Going to continue playing around with GSA.

    Other info:
    Visitors for the day were about 130, but for some reason the impression for my widget are dropping. About an hour ago I decided to test redirecting all of my pages (about 100 posts, each video leading to one) to the survey page. Hopefully that will increase my earnings even if it lowers the CTR.

    Earnings:
    :(. $0. I am almost 100% sure I will get a download today - after all I get about 150 visitors a day, even if I get 3% CTR it will be better than today.




    - Visitors Clicks Downloads Earnings ($) Conv% EPC
    CleanFiles 13 13 0 0 0 0

    Facebook Friends Followers
    acc #1 +3 = 410 +0 = 96
    acc #2 ? ?
    acc #3 +124 = 124 +99 = 99
    FB Page Likes: +27 = 78
    My 2nd acc is asked for phone verification, but I am not getting the text message, I will try again later. Somebody made my acc #2 admin of an "add me" page so now I can pin my posts to get more friends. ;) Sadly, I checked and I can not "steal" the page as I can not delete the guy who created the page. :eek:

    I started working on my 3rd FB account. Apparently, the more you look like a whore, the more friends you will get.

    ---
    Thanks! I used this fiverr gig:
    Code:
    [URL]http://fiverr.com/angelmaria420/make-you-usa-pva-50-gmailaccount[/URL] 
    Please note that I have nothing to do with the seller. Before you buy the gig, here's my feedback:
    You get an excel with e-mail, pass, phone. I am not sure where I can check in which country the PVA has been registered. I did find out that the last time it was logged in was in India. The other thing is, I can find the number written anywhere in the account (to make sure that it IS PVA). Not sure if it should be shown in the "Recovery" page, but it's not there.
    I did use 5 of the accounts to upload videos, so they are working fine.

    ---
    Thanks for the kind words everyone! It's time for me to get back to working.
     
  16. tonib

    tonib Power Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    395
    Day 18 - 30 Oct 2013

    Lazy day. Didn't do much, except some calculations and tests. I have an idea for a niche which if it works I could be able to automate it. Will try to make a few videos in that niche to test it today, but I am not sure if I'll have enough time. I think I am going to move back to highly saturated niches with a high quality video. However, first I am going to test that niche I just mentioned.

    The video that got deleted 2 days ago and I reuploaded again got only 1 view and then it got deleted again. I guess I am not going to reupload it again, it wasn't that popular anyway.

    Total videos: 100

    Earnings:
    $0. I am done testing if it's better to lead every single visitor to my onload widget page or keep them busy by downloading password protected archives and apparently the second way (keeping them busy) is the better choice. I moved back to the methods from day 16, restored everything I changed on day 17.

    I got about 120 visitors to my website and 36 to my widget landing page. The interesting thing is that even when I got 36 UNIQUE visitors to my clean files widget, the CleanFiles website shows me only 14 impressions. The widget is on load so I should have 1 impression for each visitor. Going to stick to CleanFiles today and see the results and tomorrow I will test ShareCash if they will show me the right results.

    - Visitors Clicks Downloads Earnings ($) Conv% EPC
    CleanFiles 14 14 0 0 0 0

    Facebook Friends Followers
    acc #1 +2 = 412 -1 = 95
    acc #2 ? ?
    acc #3 +24 = 148 +20 = 119
    FB Page Likes: +18 = 96
    I still can't receive the text to my acc #2 to verify it. I've e-mailed the support, hopefully they will not ask me for document ID or something. If they do, I will try saying something a long the lines "i do not trust you, please send me code".
     
  17. tonib

    tonib Power Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    395
    Day 19 - 31 Oct 2013 - End of month #1 - $16.33

    Yesterday I uploaded 3 videos in the niche I am testing. Today I plan on uploading at least 6 videos in that niche. Rest of the time I was busy with lab exams. I also did some backlinks. There isn't much to say about yesterday.
    Some of my videos are getting about 1-2 downloads per day(from MediaFire, not paid downloads :D). Not sure

    None of my videos got deleted.

    Total videos: 103

    Earnings:
    $0.43 - Again, I got 30+ visitors to my widget landing page, but CleanFiles shows only 16 impressions. I can't really say for sure that they are shaving or if they have something bugged until I do a few more tests. These 43 cents will count for the previous month.
    Today I've moved back to ShareCash. Hopefully it will do much better than CleanFiles (it did the last time).

    - Visitors Clicks Downloads Earnings ($) Conv% EPC
    CleanFiles 16 16 1 0.43 10 0.04

    Facebook Friends Followers
    acc #1 -1 = 411 +0 = 95
    acc #2 ? ?
    acc #3 +13 = 161 +6 = 125
    FB Page Likes: +7 = 103
    Still not receiving any confirmation code on the phone. I did a little search and apparently Google Voice (the phone that I am using) couldn't receive Facebook messages until one month ago (or one day? two different sources say two different things).
    Facebook is not answering my e-mail, today I am going to write another one.
     
  18. saifi2649

    saifi2649 Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    232
    Occupation:
    jobless
    Location:
    in my gf`s heart :D
    honestly sharecash converts better for me. in cleanfiles they shave clicks, impressions too
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. hajrobaba

    hajrobaba Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Home Page:
    How much videos you upload per account?
    Do you buy accounts or make them?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  20. dbdnvikas

    dbdnvikas Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    BHW
    Do you use proxies with your PVA accounts?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.