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Wengthemeng's Journey to $10/day with Adsense and Pinterest, FB, IG, Twitter, & Tumblr

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  1. wengthemeng

    wengthemeng Regular Member

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    Hello there everyone:)

    Thank you for taking the time to view my thread!

    My name is wengthemeng and this is my journey to my first milestone to reach $10/day with adsense and 5 of the biggest social media networks. I've been reading a lot (I mean, who doesn't read here on BHW??:D) and I have thought to myself, "Why should I only use one form of social media to help me in IM when I could utilize them all??:)"

    Lemme begin by saying that I am starting COMPLETELY from scratch. My social media network stats are as follows:

    • Facebook followers: 0
    • Twitter followers: 0
    • Pinterest followers: 2
    • Tumblr followers: 0
    • Instagram followers: 0

    By emphasizing the fact that I am starting completely from scratch in terms of building a website from the ground up and building a follower-base from all 5 social media networks, I hope to motivate and inspire readers to take action when I reach my goal!:)

    For the past 3 weeks, I have spent a large amount of time working on a website which I have just now completed today. After I completed the website, I made accounts on Facebook, twitter, pinterest, tumblr, and instagram.

    Here's a brief overview of my method:
    • I plan to manually follow individuals in each of the five SMNs. My following will be targeted. For example, say your niche is related to basketball. You would search Kobe Bryant's fan page on the five SMNs, look for any recent activity that was performed by individuals, and then follow them manually in hopes that they follow you back:)
    • While building a follower base, I will just regularly use each of the 5 SMNs as any individual would in order to drive traffic to my website.

    I plan on going into more specifics as the days go by. My reason for utilizing this method is to prevent any future bans. I want to make an legitimate authority site without posing a risk for being banned on any of my 5 SMNs.

    All tips, recommendations, criticism, etc. will be considered!! It's why I'm posting this journey:to keep track of my progress and for you guys!

    Feel free to help me out & Wish me luck BHW!:) I will keep you guys updated for day 1 tomorrow!
    P.S. If you know any other easier way to say "social media networks" other than SMN, which I feel I just made up while writing this thread, let me know!:D
     
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  2. Ventio

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    good luck, ill be following

    to make using social media easier you can try looking at Ifttt,, you can setup a bunch of stuff on autopilot this way
     
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  3. wengthemeng

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    Thanks for your input!I'll definitely take a look into it :)
     
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    way to go bro, good luck
     
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    Do check my recent share on how to get competitors social followers, It's quiet helpful. And best of luck with your journey.
     
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  7. wengthemeng

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    Day 1: Earnings: $0
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    • Facebook likes: 17 (+17)- I friended people manually based on searching similar facebook pages, and then I invited them to like my page.

    • Twitter followers: 4 (+4)- I searched up hashtags related to my niche, and followed 40 people based on their activity (judgment call as to whether their tweets were spammy or not). Four followed back:)
    • Pinterest followers: 4 (+2)- Made one pin from my website. I'm most skeptical about gathering traffic from Pinterest, so I can use some guidance! My method is as follows: I post an image onto my website. I then pin this image onto pinterest. My question is, should I add my homepage link in the description for when I pin this image? Or should I just write a short description about it?
    • Tumblr followers:0 - I'm still learning how to use Tumblr. This one is the most unfamiliar to me.
    • Instagram followers: 0- I searched up similar hashtags to my niche and followed 40 people. It might be because I only have one post on it so far lol:p

    I want to make it a daily goal that:


    • I make 2-3 posts on FB
    • Follow 50 people and tweet at least 2-3 times
    • Make 2-5 pins a day and follow at least 25 boards a day
    • My tumblr goal is still in progress..
    • Follow 50 people and post 2-3 pics a day

    Cheers and have a blessed day BHW!:)
     
  8. wengthemeng

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    My entire day consisted of school. While I was at school, I realized that my website looked terrible from a mobile view. The content was too clustered and the adsense ads were exceeding pass the container border. So when I got home, I spent a couple of hours switching themes and now it looks perfect:) I didn't get to spend too much time promoting my site on SMNs unfortunately:(

    • Facebook likes: 21 (+4)

    • Twitter followers: 6 (+2)
    • Pinterest followers: 8 (+4)- Today I repinned about 20 images. I read somewhere on this forum that I should probably gain around 100 followers before I start pinning images from my website. WhenI do gain around 100 followers, 50% of my pins will be repins to other sites, and the other 50% will be pins directed towards my website. My question is, should I add my homepage link in the description for when I pin images from my site? Or should I just write a short description about it?
    • Tumblr followers:0 - I think I'm going to hold off from tumblr for a bit since it's so brand new to me. If anyone has a tumblr guide out there, feel free to share! I want to get the other 4 social media networks going. it's hard to balance gym, school, and all this journey, but sure enough, I will eventually start working on it!
    • Instagram followers: 4(+4)- I found that following someone on instagram and liking their most recent pic kind of helps in getting them to follow you back!

    Cheers and have a blessed day BHW![​IMG]
     
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  9. wengthemeng

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    Day 3: Earnings: $0

    But needless to say, I'm no where near giving up:cool:
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    Today I decided that I may be approaching my method incorrectly. I should probably focus on growing one social media network at a time. So, I have decided to focus primarily on growing my pinterest account first. I have a good feeling that Pinterest will give me a good amount of traffic solely due to the type of people that are usually on pinterest and my niche. It's going to take a while, but once I get a decent amount of traffic flowing from pinterest, I'll shift my focus onto another one of my social media networks.

    I am happy that I have successfully installed a decent, usable image gallery plugin for my website for which I have posted tons of images to. For those wondering, my website is somewhat like this:
    • Main niche with 5 sub niches
    • Each of the 5 sub niches has its own page with 1000+ words of content
    • On the same page is an image gallery related to my sub niches

    I've been looking into pinblaster and reading a lot on how people hereon BHW use it. My plan will be as follows:
    1. I plan on purchasing pinblaster and 10 private proxies since I have money to invest.
    2. I'll make 10 pinterest accounts 1 account per proxy.
    3. Each week I'll do a mass follow on each of the accounts on different days of the week.
    4. Only repins, likes, and comments will be primarily performed until the account gains ~100 followers. Every two accounts will be directed towards one of the subniches of my website.
    5. When an account reaches ~100 followers, repins, likes, and comments will continue. 60% of the repins will have their original URL. 40% of the repins will be directed towards one of the pages of my site. Pins directly from my site will increase slightly.
    Math-wise, I plan on making 35-60 repins a day. 16-24 of those repins will be directed towards my site. Each of my accounts will pin about 8-15 images per day from my website.

    Here are my social media stats:

    • Facebook likes: 25 (+4)

    • Twitter followers: 11 (+5)
    • Pinterest followers: 8 (+0)
    • Tumblr followers:0
    • Instagram followers: 8(+4)

    Although they do seem extremely low, I am confident in saying that more followers are real people:)

    Any tips, comments, criticisms, etc. are appreciated!
    Cheers and have a blessed day BHW!:)

    I accept that's it's going to take a while to complete my journey, but
    I am determined and ready to work for it.
     
  10. wengthemeng

    wengthemeng Regular Member

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    Day 4: Earnings: $0

    But needless to say, I'm still no where near giving up[​IMG]
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    Here's what I did today:
    1. Bought 10 squid private proxies and Pinblaster
    2. Created 8 pinterest accounts; added profile image and short description.
    3. Currently mass following, liking, repinning, and commenting on pins.

    • I plan on doing a mass follow twice a week. I'll scrape around 500 users per mass follow. Four of my accounts will follow users on the first mass follow; the other four accounts will follow users on the second mass follow.
    • I'm trying my best to avoid any suspicious activity.
    • My mass follows will be done with an 8 hour time frame so my do action delays will be divided between somewhere there.

    Here are my social media stats:


    • Facebook likes: 24 (-1)

    • Twitter followers: 10 (-1)
    • Pinterest followers: 8 (+0)
    • Tumblr followers:0
    • Instagram followers: 12(+4)

    Any tips, comments, criticisms, etc. are appreciated!
    Cheers and have a blessed day BHW![​IMG]

    I accept that's it's going to take a while to complete my journey, but I am determined and ready to work for it.
     
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    good luck buddy on your journey
     
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  12. wengthemeng

    wengthemeng Regular Member

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    Thank's a lot:)
     
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    You take action, good luck now OP!
     
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  14. wengthemeng

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    Thanks and I appreciate the support!:)
     
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    You give some nice detailed information every day, keep it up, I like it!

    Once you get your Pinterest account running, with which social media site will you start next?

    Cheers.
     
  16. wengthemeng

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    Thanks!:) I try to keep it as detailed as possible for other people to read and understand especially when I complete my journey!

    After Pinterest, I'll probably get to working on my IG and twitter account. They're slowly growing. The problem I have with Facebook is that it's very attentive of your actions. On my first day of promoting it, I was suspended from adding friends for two days using the following method:
    -I added people as my friends.
    -I then invited people to like my page.
    After I have IG and twitter going, I'll probably come up with an alternate method of growing my fan page:)
     
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  17. wengthemeng

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    Day 5: Earnings: $0

    But needless to say, I'm still STILL no where near giving up[​IMG]:cool:

    Here's an update of what happened today:
    • I spent the majority of my day at school. Since I can't work on Pinterest at school, I decided to promote my IG and twitter accounts.
    • I realized that my day was becoming extremely long until I got back home, and so I worked on my Pinterest account with a pencil and paper. I assigned board names, board categories, and group names to for each of my accounts' boards. I created boards in a way in that: Ex. when I scrape images from the GENERAL category "Animals," I will post them onto my various boards across my accounts dealing with animals. However, one of the subniches for my website would be "dogs": when I scrape images for the key word "dog" I will then change the URL link of these pins to my website subniche and repin them INSIDE the boards that had the pins with general pins of "Animals." I hope this makes sense because this took a lot of thinking to do:p My reason for doing this is to make sure that my accounts look as natural as possible. I wouldn't want ALL my repins redirected towards one site.

    • I got back home around 7 p.m. and got straight to work. I created creative board names and creative board descriptions. I repinned 1-5 images on each board to get started. I THOUGHT about setting up my Pinblaster bot, but then I realized that I should set a time frame to set pinblaster from to make my accounts look natural. After various math problems of calculating, I concluded that the time it took to set all the actions (commenting, repinning, liking) with the delays (60-300 seconds) takes about 7-10 hours. It makes no sense to have my bot running now pass 4 am. I mean, who posts on pinterest at 4 in the morning (sorry if this is offensive :D). I plan to have pinblaster working from 8am-7pm. On weekends, it'll be on from 10/11am to 11pm/12am.
    • There will be a preparatory period of repins that WILL NOT have links towards my site. I will started scraping my subniche related keywords when an account reaches ~100 followers.
    • With this, I know that no income will be earned just yet, but I am patient, determined, and already working hard.
    • As of right now, I'm just getting familiar with Pinblaster:)
    Oh boogie, that was a lot to read, I apologize :)

    Here are my social media stats:

    • Facebook likes: 24 (+0)

    • Twitter followers: 10 (+0)
    • Pinterest followers: 8 (+0)
    • Tumblr followers:0
    • Instagram followers: 25(+13) Being the first one to like an accounts recently posted image, and then following them seems to work quite well:)


    As always, any tips, comments, criticisms, etc. are appreciated!
    Cheers and have a blessed day BHW![​IMG]

    I accept that's it's going to take a while to complete my journey, but I am determined and ready to work for it.
     
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  18. The Mentalist

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    My advice to you is to find a setup for each social network, and tackle each at a time. I'd suggest buying like 50 proxies. From there maybe hand make your 50 pinterest accounts, get your bot adjusted, and all images scraped for your accounts. Then this way you only have to spend a few minutes a day on pinterest after working hard getting everything set up. Then do the same with twitter, same with tumblr, etc. Then soon you only spend a little bit of time a day and let your automation and set up do the work.

    At least with Tumblr and Pinterest I'd look into a "funnel" system. Create 5-10 "great" accounts and keep them cleaner than the rest, which all help promote the main accounts. At the end of the day an account with 50k is better than 10 accounts with 5k. Because generally speaking virality is exponential.

    I did a 100 day and 100k followers journey a while back I never kept updated, while I did hit 100k one thing I wish I hadn't done is just focused on the networks I grew fastest on. At one point Tumblr was going much faster than Instagram or Pinterest so I dropped those 2 and worked on Tumblr alone. Some networks like Instagram are a slow and steady battle, that can't be botted as aggressively.
     
  19. wengthemeng

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    Thanks so much for your advice! I like your suggestion for finding an automated setup for each social network and tackling each at a time. I'll keep your funnel method in mind. The only problem is that unfortunately I can't afford 50 proxies at the moment. I'm thinking that these 8 accounts I have now will be my "great" accounts. When I make more money, I'll invest into buying more proxies for more accounts. These accounts will promote my great accounts.
     
  20. wengthemeng

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    Day 6/7: Earnings: $0

    Am I about to give up?Allmmooo-HELL NAW!

    Here's an update of what happened today and yesterday:
    • I got pinblaster running.
    • Did manual promotion of IG.
    Things seem to be going smoothly:)

    Oh, and on my website, I added a type of content that would make viewers want to visit my website even more(sorry probably gonna have to be broad about this statement).

    Here are my social media stats:


    • Facebook likes: 24 (+0) I'm not exactly sure how to promote my fanpage other than to post.

    • Twitter followers: 11 (+1)
    • Pinterest followers: 22 (+14)
    • Tumblr followers:0
    • Instagram followers: 37(+12)


    As always, any tips, comments, criticisms, etc. are appreciated!
    Cheers and have a blessed day BHW![​IMG]

    I accept that's it's going to take a while to complete my journey, but I am determined and ready to work for it.