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xCynical's Journey to $1k per Month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by xCynical, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. xCynical

    xCynical Registered Member

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    Hello BHW,

    My name is xCynical and I'm an "intermediate" at IM as I would like to think. My background is as a greyhat hacker, so I have knowledge on programming and hacking. I love EDM/Old school hip hop, anime, gaming, and Breaking Bad. I currently make very little ($8/month) from YT + Adsense on autopilot and have tried to create a decent autopilot money method but I always fail... I've found out that the reason is I don't know where to get traffic! I know YT can get you a ton of traffic, but I hate making (legit) videos because I spend a ton of time with very little reward. Well anyways, I hope that this forum will yield good information to help me overcome these obstacles. :)

    My current setup:

    My goal is by the start of December, I would like to be earning $1k/month with very little work (or hopefully autopilot). I am aiming for techniques that will create passive income but I am tempted to just start blindly trying out techniques. I am always testing new things, because I still haven't found a concrete method that actually makes decent cash. Anyways, I hope that my journey is successful and I meet some friends on my way. :)

    1) Slideshare + CPA Offers
    I am creating simple (5-8) page PowerPoint presentations with CPA offers attached to them. Something weird I've noticed is that when you first make a Slideshare account the first pptx you upload gets 128 views. Then everything after that gets 0-22. Interesting... Maybe Slideshare gives special traffic to beginners? Maybe I can use that to my advantage...

    Well, thanks for reading and if you have any methods that have been successful please share.

    Thanks,
    xCynical
     
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  2. slimm

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    Wish you success!
     
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    Good luck with your journey!

    Btw it looks like you have already tested that method, how much traffic do you get to your offer? Do you place direct link to the offer or you shorten it? Or cloak ?
    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Btw it looks like you have already tested that method
     
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  6. xCynical

    xCynical Registered Member

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    I would shorten the CPA offer but after some testing I realized it is totally worthless. I will be moving away from this method and try to look to some other passive-income makers.
     
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  7. xCynical

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    Ok...

    So today I realized that the Slideshare method is sh*t. I will be looking for other passive income opportunities. I am really just searching for stability. I have a decent amount of capital but not enough to be comfortable investing $100. Maybe $30-50 max...

    In the meantime, I will be building up my capital/keeping myself busy with some email marketing + CPA.

    Thanks for reading,
    xCynical
     
  8. xCynical

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    So I've been doing some basic CL + CPA for fun while I'm trying to find out some decent sources of passive income. I'm thinking maybe an adsense farm of 35 blogs hoping to earn $1 per day. I think my problem when searching for passive income is that I'm trying to find a way to get instant traffic while not worrying enough about ranking in Google.

    Its amazing how close but so far away my goal is! If I own a 40-50 blogs if some of those get $1/day then I would meet my goal. But still I can't get there!

    Monthly Summary
    Capital Raised: $4.40
    Passive Income: $0.00
    Total Income: $4.40

    xCynical
     
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  9. erickishere

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    Why not just make a niche/or "authority" site OP?
     
  10. xCynical

    xCynical Registered Member

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    How would it be passive? Wouldn't I need to add new content daily/weekly?
     
  11. valtech

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    Following. You have awhile until December to get things going and figure it out. Best of luck to you.
     
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  12. xCynical

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    Okay so I think I've decided on my method for passive income. Like I said I've had lots of experience with YouTube but my issue is that the time involved creating the videos is just too much. So I think I'll go with the YouTube + Adsense method and use DMCA-proof videos such as dash cams and the such.

    While I'll be building up the channel I'll be trying to diversify my income by testing out different methods and seeing what sticks, but YT + Adsense will be my main method. CL + CPA has definitely shown to have lots of potential, but I'll need to find out what works best.

    I'll update my earnings later today.
     
  13. xCynical

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    What I have done since yesterday:

    -Created YT channel
    -Uploaded 3 vids & monetized
    -Figured out how to get vids out of "under review"
    -Posted some comments on people's channels hoping to drive traffic

    Total Income: $5.35
     
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    Daily update:

    Yesterday I accomplished a decent amount but had other things to deal with:
    -Uploaded 8 new videos & monetized
    -Promoted links on Reddit (not a very good method...)
    -Figured Adwords out

    Total Income: $5.35
     
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    Daily update:

    -Uploaded a compilation (main $$$ maker)
    -Started my adwords campaign at $2/day for 14 days (this will be just to test the waters, I am at a 0.01-0.02 cpc right now)
    -Sent very small likes and subs (6 likes + mine, 17 subs)

    In the next few days I will be building up my channel is a variety of ways. Now that I have the proof-of-concept complete I can start to scale and focus on quality.

    -Scrape and upload 1-2 individual videos per day
    -Upload 1 compilation every week
    -Send about 3 to 7 likes per 100 views
    -Gradually increase subscribers by 15 to 20 per day

    On related news, I am completely abandoning CPA for the time being. All it does is suck up time and energy.

    xCynical
     
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    Well, I'm kinda bored because now that I've setup the Adwords campaign I don't have anything else to do, so I'll be starting another small passive income mini-venture :p Stackable/Scalable passive income is what I'm aiming for, so if I can get a stable $1/day from a blog I will be satisfied.

    So here's my plan:
    -Create a blogspot blog
    -Add 15 pages/posts of content
    -Do some basic SEO
    -Add a RSS feed or other way to keep it fresh
    -Monetize with Adsense
    -Ping every now and then

    xCynical
     
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    Updates for today:

    I finally had to go back to school after almost 6 days of snow. It seems I'll have much less time to work now because my workload is increasing to make up for the time.

    What I need to do:
    -So I've realized that Adwords is expensive but it does work, and hopefully I can slowly build a channel from it
    -I will invest $25 dollars into Adwords
    -Then an additional $100-$120 in free Adwords credits/vouchers
    -If that doesn't get me started, I don't know what will
    -My channel is sh*t, so I'm going to revamp it which means:
    -Buy a logo/intro/maybe outro
    -Scrape only HQ videos WITHOUT a watermark
    -Upload 1 compilation every week
    -I realized I should be focusing much more on quality, that should lead to a lot more social buzz
    -Quality control:
    -Have at least 5k views for each video
    -For every 250 views have approx. 1 like
    -25 to 30+ comments for each video

    With this model, I should be able to create a more robust channel, hopefully one that succeeds! Until I can get this channel up and running, all my other projects (blogger/websites) will be put on hold.

    xCynical
     
  18. vantuannghean201

    vantuannghean201 Newbie

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    please give me a job, I can get $10 per day
    my gmail nvtuan201
    thanks
     
  19. xCynical

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    Update: It's been a while, here's what I've done:

    -School, Xbox, Anime, etc. :p
    -Found an AMAZING channel that has unwatermarked videos in 720p
    -That channel had 123 videos, and I mass downloaded them all, so my content should be set
    -Got an intro and avatar
    -Working on outro

    Now, I just have to do some basic work and my channel should be set!

    xCynical
     
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  20. TheVegan

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    1k$ a month with very little work
    if only it was possible
    but unfortunately its not
    If it was, no would work, just do IM!
    nothing comes without work my friend
    good luck!
    :)