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Tumblr is not dead - Slow journey from scratch to 5$ per day and only 10$ of budget

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  1. Speppo

    Speppo Registered Member

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    Hi, first of all, sorry for my english but i'm from Italy

    I'm starting this journey 'cause i think that there is a lot of fresh traffic on Tumblr, also i know how to grow up the fanbase quite fast, just with manual work

    I've just started a blog 1 week ago, i post 3 times per day and i get from 30 to 400 notes per post.

    Number of followers right now: 576

    What i'll do in these days

    - Buy a .us domain ( 1$ )
    - Build a free website with wordpress with free hosting
    - Fill it with content (I'll just copy the Title of the articles from others and redirect the traffic to the source if they want to read)

    The plan:
    Build the fanpage sharing pictures on Tumblr and redirect the traffic to my website banking with Adsense

    With the first earnings i'll upgrade my plan, untill i reach the max
    If things gone better, i'll convert the website in an authority one, just buying good articles and switching in a better layout (maybe with an amazon shop..)

    I'll update the Thread when necessary :)

    If you have questions i'll be happy to reply, but please don't ask my niche 'cause this can work with every topic
     
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  2. janojebo

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    Good luck with your journey! After earning 50k€+ from tumblr mus say is much harder to get traffic nowadays especially with 1 acc.
    Prepare yourself that soon or later when you will post links outside tumblr your blog will be banned!
    Make sure your site will be mobile friendly because now around 80% traffic from tumblr is mobile
     
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  3. plrvrs

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    Tried something similar and it's not worth imho.

    I had viral site, which was posting on Tumblr. I had also another 200 tumblr accounts rebloging from the main account, to spread the content. The first problem was, that the AdSense is paying cents for this kind of traffic. The second problem - after 3 months, Tumblr banned my main account, without further explanation.

    So I just used those 200 accs to send traffic to CPA offers and it's making 10x more than the AdSense.
     
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    Thx for your replies, I have also other tumblr accounts and never had a ban.. I'm lucky :)

    Also, a ban will not harm 'cause the niche spreads well also without followers.. it's not porn but has the same virality, ahahah
     
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    Tumblr can work, but just as with everything you need a bit of luck.
     
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    This journey turns out to be helpful, cuz some experts shed some lights, which is very appreciated!

    Good luck to you OP!
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate.
     
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    Following! Good luck!
     
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    bookmarked, I have some tumblrs too but am afraid of getting banned, i cant be posting links all time, i would have love to test something like this
     
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    Following your journey. Good luck!
    Which bot are you using?
     
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    great notes and followers in 1 week!

    what's your niche if you ok to tell.

    Good luck! will be watching this thread :)
     
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    Thx mate, no bot, just manual work :)

    Yes, the notes count made me optimistic, i can't tell you the niche but i had those numbers also with other topics, so i don't think that's so important. :)

    Update: Installed a free wordpress theme and i'm filling the website with free plr content (i want to reach 30 articles before the launch, after that i'll post 1-3 articles per day
    Tumblr Followers Right Now: 801

    A question for the experts: What can i combine with adsense to increase revenue on my website?
     
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    Was earning 1-2K$/m for 6 months till May 16, then Tumblr become super mad and i started losing ~300 accs every 4-5 days.
    So i decided to quit it.
    I was doing mass following with 40k-90k people everyday to follow.
    Now i often think to re-launch work there but then remember how i was struggling there last days :)
     
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    are you doing with only 1 tumblr?
     
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    waiting for the updates,
    maybe this journey could help others

    Success..!
     
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    Try content.ad
     
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    Thx, i'll try it :)

    Yes, only 1 profile with manual work, no bots. Bots can't target the followers properly so i prefer to loose 15 minutes following 200 people, I've a followback of about 25% (sometimes more, sometimes less..)

    I was thinking to buy reblogs for my articles from Fiverr, we'll see..

    UPDATE:
    I've launched the website and i'm seeing the first traffic (low but i've only 1000 followers..), this is the proof that tumblr could bring traffic to your website.

    Tumblr Followers: 1027
    Adsense Earnings: 0,37€
    Content.Ad Earnings: Installing right now thx to @plrvrs for the advice

    When i'll reach 5000 followers, i'll create an Instagram and start bringing followers to it via Tumblr.
     
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    I always laugh when so called GURU says tumblr is dead.
    1. I'm earning with Tumblr + Crakrevenue daily.
    2. I still receive good amount of traffic from Expired Tumblr blogs to money site and then Adsense does the charm.
    3. Now I'm gonna try Amazon with Tumblr and will soon update results.

    Meanwhile OP, all the best :) Do let me know if you need some help.

    -SoccerLover
     
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    Thx mate, this is cheering :)

    how do you redirect traffic from expired tumblr? Maybe I can also try this in future, I love passive traffic :D
     
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    I Tried the following one and got succinct, you can also try it out.

    Code:
       
       After change your url on “setting”, Make a new blog use your old url
        Then Go to Customize >> Theme and delete ALL the code, Then copy and paste the code below. (in blog of your old url)
    
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="#NUMBER; url=NEW URL">
    
        Change the NEW URL to your new url and #NUMBER is how many second you want the page to wait before it redirect (example:#10 for 10 sec)
    
    If the code not working, just post your new url in the blog that you use the old url. its not redirect but the follower still can know your new url. 
     
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