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Wasted and Blown Money for 2016

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by darulez, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. darulez

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    Have to do my tax and checking my expenses for 2016..

    Well, 2016 was the first year, I really hammered some $$$$ to test different ideas and what so ever...
    (I had a nice side job so I could spend some bucks ;) )

    Sadly, the only thing that really worked investing money in for me:
    • Using services to find HQ aged domains.
    • Buying aged domains and turning them into blogs
    • Buying PBN posts
    • Buying Fiverr T1/T2 pyramid for a web2.0 and ranking a kwfinder diff. 19 keyword in 1 week to #9 ;)
    • buying cheap Fiverr 4k social signals for 5$ and getting amazing stats for ahrefs on that web2.0 ;)
    • using Mass video blaster and marketing blaster to fine tune meta and mass upload to youtube
    • Buying Serplab tracker & ahrefs account.
    • using SMSPVA for PhonYverifY youtube accounts (when I was to lazy to swap sim cards)
    • Macbook air

    So, for the "wasted list" (I only list 3-digit amounts here.. not the small crap)

    • 1141€ for Paid Traffic from local sites, Bing, Adwords, Sirius. Adwords is to expensive, bing is average. Sirius is ok, but kind of expensive to.
      • 111€ for Bing.. tested different niches and offers and services.. nada
      • 197€ for Adwords - also crap
      • 353€ for Sirus (At least I got ROI there..), but still, wasted, cause not lasting.
      • 250€ Local site. Tested 5 different offers - not 1 fucking conversion. expensive too
      • 93€ Reporo. 3rd worst traffic ever. only bots!
      • 70€ local site. Nada..
      • 58€ for twitter (what a shithole of wasted clicks)
      • 9€ facebook ads, that got my facebook ads account banned
    • 205€ for black hat links consisting of
      • social signals an (too expensive, too few!)
      • web2.0 articles on random sites. no link juice what so ever, rather spend 10$ for a PBN post than 10$ for 50 of those links.
    • 489€ for Youtube Services, like Likes, Views.
      • effect was tiny, and just marginal :(
      • boosting videos for YOUTUBE SERPS is like REALLY expensive :/
    • 365€ for Proxies
      • tried mass planner and spamming the usual OGADS+IG method
      • way to expensive.
      • It's just not my thing. Stopped that in 10/2016
    This whole paid traffic thing saddens me - it's just wasted money... even if you blast some shitty link pyramid links to web2.0, you could still use it somehow..

    Conclusion
    -STOP USING PAID ADS
    -Stop pumping views & likes on youtube videos to high amount

    -Invest into expired domains, set them up nicely, use them as additional backlinks
    -buy some PBN blogposts.
    -setup more web2.0 sites and blasting them with fiver pyramids and rank lowcomp KWs page 1 in 1 week ;)
     
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  2. sciita

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    Can you suggest some of the Fiveer pyramids services you have used.

    You also said "Fiverr 4k social signals for 5$". Can you please share link to that gig.
     
  3. darulez

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    I dont know if I am allowed to do that here
     
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    Well i don't have much input except that Paid ads can be very powerful too, just that you spread your budget on too many traffic sources.

    Suggest you to save up 10k, choose 1 traffic source and do it all again, jump from one to another won't get you anywhere, except another hole in your pocket.
     
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    nah, I suck ad paid ads. done for me.
     
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    Money makine money ha?
     
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    Thank you for the great report! Much appreciated.
     
  11. darulez

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    Ok, update. Cause I finished analyizing the stuff:

    The good:
    PBN Posts -809,68


    So, for the "wasted list" (I only list 3-digit amounts here.. not the small crap)


    Paid Traffic -1192,65 (providers listed above)

    youtube services -582,36 (likes, shares, views).
    but was my fault, cause I blow too much on too many videos..

    Proxy Server -387,57
    for this whol spamming IG method stuff.. money is gone. 4ever

    Autoresponder -190,4
    cause I pay per each mail... later found out there are fiver sellers that do the stuff for 10€ I paid 190€ for :/

    SEO Services -158,43
    blackhat link provider shit - waste of money. for 1/10 of their price 10 what they deliver. dont want to mention their name here.
     
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    This is really helpful. Would love to see more expenses like this from others broken down by what has and what hasn't.
     
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    This reminds me to keep track of my expenses.
     
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    One really good post. Excellent recap. Thanks for sharing.