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Whitehat turns grayhat. $10/day within 30 days (June 12) or Micky D's!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by oldwhitehat, May 12, 2013.

  1. oldwhitehat

    oldwhitehat Registered Member

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    Goal (Phase 1) : $10 a day profit within thirty days using "blackhat" type techniques (excludes the other white hat stuff I already have). I'm ultimately trying to finance major server upgrades for my whitehat projects and to branch out into non-adult IM but I need cash to do it. Phase 2 (once phase 1 is complete) will be $100 a day.

    Background: I have 10 years adult IM experience, 99% white hat methods. As many know porn is a tougher sell these days. I'm looking to expand my income and branch out. If I can't do this within the time frame allotted I'm likely going to have to get a "real" job. I consider this a "do or die" type situation.

    Method: Manual (during phase 1) posting to various sites such as Tumblr, Facebook, Myspace, Pinterest, twitter and any other targets of opportunity.

    Monetization: 1. Primarily Plug rush and other network pop unders (off site) 2. PPS/PPL/Revshare Dating and Cams with crack revenue and AFF

    Tools and assets:

    1. (2) low power dual core dedicated servers with 4 GB memory and 10 TB monthly bandwidth each.
    2. 10 usable IP addresses on said servers.
    3. Approximately 5 hours free per day.
    4. A lot of heart.
    5,. I've been lurking here off and on for three years.

    I'll fill in what I'm attempting and where things stand periodically as time goes on. I can't say whether I will do it
    but I'll die trying!


    Here we go!
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck and don't give up!
     
  3. StevenBry

    StevenBry Newbie

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    Good luck!
     
  4. oldwhitehat

    oldwhitehat Registered Member

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    LOL Sorry!. One of my sites started taking off so I've been more focused on that. I have started a tumblr account and am starting to focus on pushing traffic to existing external sites. From what I hear that's safer. I'm lettign the account age a few days prior to beginning to make sure I look more liek a normal user rather than a spammer to Tumblr.

    Anyway I'm officially pushing the date back to July 12 due to the circumstances. But screw it I'm going to TRY to get it done by June 12 anyway! :)
     
  5. oldwhitehat

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    It's not working that well so far. It appears new Tumblrs are being ghosted for a while. Either that or I am flagged NSFW even though it doesn't appear that way in the settings. I've been staying away from nudity so hopefully I can avoid NSFW. So far on this feeler Tumblr I have just one follower (a follow back) and a minuscule amount of clickthrus. Hopefully things pick up. I've liked about 100 posts and have followed 50 other blogs. I don't want to push it at first.
     
  6. oldwhitehat

    oldwhitehat Registered Member

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    Some progress but very little.

    Tumblr Blogs: 1
    Followers: 5
    Reblogged: 1
    Likes (by others) : 5

    It looks like I'm still not visible from the main page even though I don't seem to be flagged as NSFW. That kind of sucks. But I do see some real people are hitting the page and clicking through to my site. I have been posting great unique content with some wide appeal so I think once (if) I get visible to everyone things will take off a bit more.

    Follow-up actions:

    - Laying off the Following for a while (to try to stay under the radar)
    - Continuing with likes on content within niche but only if I really like it.
    - Considering bringing in the proxies and establishing other accounts for later use.

    Thoughts:

    - I can see where BH is quite a bit more difficult with new accounts. You have to do something involving mass following and liking on new accounts otherwise people aren't going to see what you put up.

    - It would be interesting to know more about how the new account "semi-ghosting" (not visible even fron non-NSFW blogs from regular tumblr page when not logged in) is occurring. Does it go away after so many day/likes/followers or is it manually done?

    - There are real people in my niche here but I don't think I'm going to get rich quick from this by playing it straight.

    - Damn you, Yahoo!
     
  7. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    Good luck with your journey bro! Don't give up!
     
  8. oldwhitehat

    oldwhitehat Registered Member

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    Thanks. Right now this is more of an education. But I think a lot of people are in the same boat with the Yahoo changes. One thing I hate is doing a lot of work and having it torn down so I'm playing it mostly safe at first. Once I figure out more I'm going to scale. :)
     
  9. WayneInc

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    best Luck for your Journey..

    Keep Updated the thread.

    Subbed,
     
  10. Moosey

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    Your goal can be easily achieved, once it is reached just upscale it until you've established something steady.
     
  11. contentweb

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    I am a newbie here and have been following your journey, this seems to be the right path. I just love your never say die thinking.
     
  12. oldwhitehat

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    Update:

    I've mostly been doing a "wait and see" type deal to see what is going on and whether I am going to get flagged NSFW or adult or have my account nuked even though I'm not posting affiliate stuff nor posting any nudity. The good news is that so far none of these things have happened. The bad news is that I still think I am ghosted in that non-logged in users aren't seeing my posts from the main pages so it's nto coming up in tags.

    Followers: 10
    Liked posts: 330
    Followed blogs: 70

    Weekend plans:

    My action plan is to do about ten more quality posts over the weekend and to establish a couple other blogs using proxies. Nothing spammy but I need to scale this more to make it worth it. I think there is good traffic here still but it's a matter of getting out of Tumblr's little sandbox they put you in. I'd really like to know what the threshold is to get out of that sandbox.
     
  13. TehEpidemick

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    Seems like a well written, concise journey with specific goal. Good luck to you OP. I will follow.