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Traffic/Ad Arbitrage-Viral Websites Help/Advice Needed (Case study)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by pmac9009, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. pmac9009

    pmac9009 Newbie

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    Hello, so this is my first post to BHW and really on any forum for that matter

    I underlined the important stuff... but please read it all...

    Ive been a ghost on some forums for a while but by far this one is the best! Some great stuff to learn here anyone can get a free education so whats the point in college am I right?

    So let me get started...

    Background

    I always go in and out of different projects and stress myself out a lot im always trying new things and jumping from one way of making money to another, im sure most of you know the struggle...

    (little background I have 3 jobs and i goto college, just to let you know i have a HUUUGE work ethic and i am willing to put the work in no matter what)

    So i basically got started last year trying to sell books i bought at thrift stores to make money. Not a huge success but i decided to move on i basically broke even and the inventory didnt really move

    So a few weeks ago i decided to pursue teepsring with some facebook ads with no success at all i spent 30$ and made nothing...

    Then i got word of growing instagram accounts and realized its not very profitable it would take time and patience (which i do have) but i realized most accounts are crap quality and dont have any real engagement which discouraged me from continuing

    FAST FORWARD TO NOW>>>>>>>>>Viral Websites/Traffic Arbitrage/Clickbait

    I am going to build a viral website with no wordpress experience and attempt to monetize it with ads. Maybe a little ad arbitrage and try and get something going. Im kind of skeptical about using facebook because of how expensive it was for my facebook ads with teespring.

    Im not to nervous about learning wordpress but as many of you may understand there is much anxiety leading up to making any investment when you dont have much and you should be putting it towards college...

    Heres my METHOD and what im about to do


    -Install Wordpress and get hosting with eHost (I like the monthly plan)
    -Learn Wordpress...
    -Write my own content that i find on buzzfeed reddit or whereever (Trump has a lot of these days)
    -Im not going to compete with news sites but newsy clickbait isnt a bad idea
    -Put up clickbaitish ads on facebook
    -Monetize my site and experiment with Different ads (nativeads, adsense)
    -Im not going to outsource content until i see i can profit

    Niche: Basically entertainment... anything that is clickbait and people "need to know" I will have sections on the site that can bring you to news sports entertainment etc.

    So remember this is a CASE STUDY im asking for as much help as possible believe me ive done my research but anything is helpful

    Questions: (I had a lot more but this is all i can think of right now)

    How do i make it so all I need to do is Copy and paste my link into Facebook so that the picture from the website and title comes right on up from wordpress?

    How do i create a Gallery post where you have to scroll through pages like list posts?


    Conclusion:

    Let me hear how any of you guys are doing with this viral/traffic arbitrage is anyone profiting from this right now?

    This traffic arbitrage method isnt really talked about a whole lot so i havnt really heard from anyone saying it sucks or its great or anything. I actually found it fairly hard to learn about and like most things inspiration all started on BHW

    Just know this: I will not stop if you say it sucks. I will give it a go and i will put everything into this until I realize it truly isnt profitable. If this dosnt work its onto the next thing. By the way i havnt completely given up on amazon teespring and well i dont know about instagram but i will find a way this is just my current venture and if it fails its a lesson learned and i wouldnt hesitate to return in the future. Im a jack of all trades but sometimes thats a bad thing. I always procrastinate a bit before i jump into something big probably because im a bit nervous but thats a good thing! Im starting TOMORROW!

    I will try to keep you all up to date weekly on how it goes

    I put more thought into this than my college essay...

    cheers
     
  2. knoffs

    knoffs Newbie

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    how did it go?

     
  3. soa0611

    soa0611 Senior Member

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    hows it going?
     
  4. Noreddin1989

    Noreddin1989 Registered Member

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    I'm in the same situation you're my friend :)
    Building the website right now
    Pm me so we can share our thoughts and tips together :)
     
  5. pmac9009

    pmac9009 Newbie

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    Alright how is everybody Im sorry I didnt reply sooner but I was tired after a long weekend of working...
    We are all here because we have similar interests and goals and if we work together I know we will achieve something great

    Anyway I saw these this morning and I was a little tired and I put off responding and I hate to keep you all waiting but I just watched silicon valley im tired and going to bed I have finals tomorrow we can talk more tomorrow I will pm you Noreddin if you want we can all join a group chat or something to talk more. I just realized I said im tired like 5 times but ya ill talk to you all tomorrow.
     
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    pmac9009 Newbie

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    And I can answer my own questions and with what I know now they were stupid questions...

    Facebook automatically grabs the content from wordpress including content and text with the link I provide I can then edit it in the facebook ad creation(although I moved away from using facebook for traffic)

    Also to get slideshows on wordpress you use a plug-in called theia or something I cant remember off the top of my head...
     
  7. deejeej

    deejeej Newbie

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    Let me know if you need tips, I'm making around 800$ a month with one website doing arbitrage.
     
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  8. ayoutoun

    ayoutoun Newbie

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    Hey man . Can u explain for us this website arbitrage method ?
    Thanks