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Youtube Journey to Backpacking the World

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by xxf8xx, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. xxf8xx

    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    No sales on the membership site yet. I did wake up to a CB sale today though for $12. Different product than last time. Lets hope this one sticks.

    Not too sure what I'll be doing today. I guess I'll figure it out after breakfast.

    Cheers,
    xxf8xx
     
  2. xxf8xx

    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    Hey guys. Been away for awhile since I was moving back from BC to Ontario. Anyway, today I made a little mind map to give myself some direction. Basically what I want to do right now is scrap my current membership site and make a brand new one. One that I can market with FB ads. I also decided that with any spare time I will spend it uploading some more CB videos. My Azure account expires today and I do not have a new one to copy the hdd to so I will have to redownload everything once I get a new account, but that's not really a big problem other than not being able to see if any old videos are online still.

    Here's my mind map with my niches blurred out in case anyone wants to see it:
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  3. Dooom

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    Seems great. Keep it up.
     
  4. AmateRasu

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    sounds like a great plan! BTW few more days and this thread will be 1 year old :)
     
  5. xxf8xx

    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    Thanks! And ya, time flew by this year haha.


    Just wanted to come in to say I got a new Azure account in time to copy over the VHD. All of my CB stuff is still safe and good to go. I had to work today and have to work all night too so nothing else will get done today, but last night I picked up a new domain name and started putting a site together for my new membership site.

    More details coming soon.

    Cheers,
    xxf8xx
     
  6. xxf8xx

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    Got some work done on the new membership site today. I finally found a theme I enjoy and it actually works. The homepage looks incredible and is pretty much complete other than filling in a few more details. I also started doing a bit of work collection content. The down fall about this membership site is that it requires a TON of content for this niche. The sheer amount of information I need to collect and organize is incredible. The good news is, the people looking for a site like this most likely have some money in their pocket, and I know they would kill for a website like this. There's really only one other site that aims to do what I am doing, but I'm not sure if their content will be organized the same way mine is.

    Anyway, I'm going to TRY and get up early tomorrow so I can gather and organize some more content, but we'll see what happens. It's probably going to take me some time before I'm satisfied with this website. Hopefully it comes out as a success and an authority in it's niche.

    Cheers,
    xxf8xx
     
  7. CribWare

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    Interesting Post,Best of luck .
     
  8. xxf8xx

    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    Got some time to work on the new site today. I was able to add a ton of content, but there's still a lot to go. Tomorrow I work in the day and then I'm having Easter dinner but hopefully after that I'll be able to get more content in.

    I also didn't realize the my aMember licence only covered one domain. I went ahead and requested a domain change. The old membership site has basically zero potential anyway. It was a niche without buyers. This new one should do a lot better!

    Not much else to report for now.

    Cheers,
    xxf8xx
     
  9. xxf8xx

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    Hey guys. First off, I just decided to check my CB stats, something I don't do as often anymore, and I just made a sale for $25 today! Pretty awesome! You never know about refunds, but hopefully it sticks. So far the last sale is still staying strong.

    Didn't get much work done on the membership site again today, but still managed to get 4 or 5 new pages of content up. Also, while at work today I had an amazing idea. At first, I thought the site I was building would only benefit a very small niche, but I realized, that businesses can actually use my site to give their employees some extra training. This opens up some massive opportunities. I'll probably end up cold emailing all of the businesses and see if they are interested once the site is complete. There's still a ton of content I need to put together, but hopefully I can get it all done sooner rather than later.

    I haven't uploaded any more CB videos yet, although if these sales keep coming in it looks like I might have to.

    Also, just to keep everyone informed, my PPI videos have been generating autopilot income for over 3 months now. I had a huge drop in earnings at the beginning of last month due to some videos getting deleted, but it's still nice to have some cash flowing in. I'm sure eventually all the videos will get deleted though. Last month I made $670 all on autopilot and so far this month I'm at $400. I probably won't get back into PPI anytime soon due to how unstable it is.

    On a side note, I just want to mention a few other things I'm doing that are partially related. First of all, I started meditating a couple of nights ago. The first time was only for a few minutes, but last night I went through a 1 hour+ guided meditation and I was blown away. This kind of guided meditation was all about breaking down your barriers and becoming who you want to be. Of course half of it was also just about emptying your mind from thoughts, which is also hard to do, but very awesome when it happens. I think this kind of meditation goes hand in hand very nicely with the book Think and Grow Rich, and I am going to meditate for a minimum of 15 minutes every night before bed, because that's when it's most quiet for me.

    The second thing is that I ordered some L-Theanine which is supposed to help mental focus, upon other things. It should be in the mail anytime now, so I'll keep you guys posted on the effects in relation to IM.

    Anyway, that's all for now. If anyone is actually reading these posts it would be great to hear from you! My thread is nearly a year old now. It's kind of incredible looking back on this journey so far. So much has changed in regards to my thinking process and my goals. A lot has also changed with Youtube, which basically made me decide to try some other methods other than PPI. I've been accepted into new networks, and banned from old ones. I've had some ups and a lot of downs. I thought my work was done but soon realized it was just beginning.

    Hopefully by this time next year, my goal will be achieved and I can finally start travelling.

    All for now.

    Cheers,
    xxf8xx
     
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  10. xxf8xx

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    Just wanted to do a quick post before bed here. I'm still working on the membership site. It still has quite a bit of content that's needed but lots is done. The main reason I wanted to post here was because I made another CB sale for $25! Yet another product this time. I'm really starting to think I quit CB videos too early. Anyway, I'm going to continue working on the membership site and hope for the best!

    Cheers,
    xxf8xx
     
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  11. jivvust

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    Are these sales on the videos you uploaded more than a week ago? If so, it seems like a viable path for income and worth looking into again.
     
  12. xxf8xx

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    Yep. I haven't uploaded any videos in about a month now.
     
  13. xxf8xx

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    April Breakdown:

    PPI Earnings (Autopilot): $508
    Total CB Sales (Autopilot): $63

    Alright, so all of my earnings this month were completely on autopilot while I worked on this new membership site. I'm pretty happy with everything. The PPI earnings around $150 less than the previous month, but we'll see what happens in May. I'm expecting another drop but we'll see. As far as CB goes, I think it's pretty awesome that I actually made some sales. It just goes to show that most people quit way too early. The CB sales came from only having a little under 3k videos online. If I uploaded another 500 videos every day in April I would have another 15k videos online and could have potentially earned 5-6x what I did. As soon as my new membership site is complete, which it ALMOST is, I will be focusing on marketing that site, as well as uploading as many CB videos as possible.

    I've also been thinking about getting into apps. I think once I am debt free and have some more cash rolling in I will probably diversify my earnings and invest in some apps.

    Anyway, the plan for May is to finish the membership site, get the first member and upload some more CB videos. It kind of sucks that I didn't see the potential with the CB videos until now, but that's ok. Now I have the motivation to follow through and continue uploading, however boring it is. Hopefully it will earn enough in the coming months so that I can outsource the work.
     
  14. Drewbie

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    Facebook ads have pretty much been debunked to not give you anything positive other then giving money to Facebook and funding click-farms in third world countries while getting followers to like you which has zero retention except a +1 on the page. The same can be said with buying likes and followers! Completely useless other then having a nice high figure. I rather have 500 likes where between 20% to 75% of them actively follow the content and provide high CTR instead of 5000 likes and only 0,3% to 5% follow the content.

    Just sayin'
     
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    Yea. Everyone has seen that video on Youtube. That doesn't mean 100% of fb ad traffic is garbage. That video was also only referring to using ads to get likes, which isn't my end game. I will be using fb ads to get users/sales directly. I'm in no way trying to get likes. Facebook ads are still a very viable method for generating extremely targeted traffic if you know what you are doing.
     
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    Alright, so earlier I mentioned the membership site was almost done. Well.... I lied. The site I have right now is kind of half assed. I need this site to actually deliver quality to my users. Without quality, I imagine that the retention rate on the site will be terrible. What I plan on doing is adding lots of video content for lots of the bigger topics. It's probably going to take a few months before I get anywhere near where I want it to be, but it will definitely be worth it. I want this site to be an authority site in this niche. Once it gets that far I believe it will have huge potential.
     
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    Haven't posted here in awhile so I thought I'd drop a quick line.

    Still working hard on the membership site. 2 major sections are complete, minus the videos I want to produce for them. Aside from that, I will begin working on the next major section, as well as an informative blog that will be free. Basically I don't want my site to be a one page site in the eyes of Google, so I want to expand. Free content will also help users see the quality I am offering and maybe after a while these free users will turn into paid ones.

    I setup serpbook today to start tracking keywords, and am looking into having some SEO done to the site.

    I also plan on starting some marketing real soon. I currently have enough content to start trying to acquire some members, and plan to add new content on a monthly basis to keep them around. For starters, my marketing plan simply contains some Google alerts for about 5-10 keywords. I setup the RSS links in an RSS reader app on my mac and will begin posting to relevant pages whenever they come about. Right now, I'm not sure if alerts is still working for rss feeds though, since no new articles have shown up over night. Going to wait and see if anything changes after a couple of days, and if nothing happens, I'll have to switch over to email updates, or find a new alerts platform.

    Phase 2 of marketing will begin once I start producing videos, and will consist of offering free, HQ content on Youtube.

    Phase 3 will attempt to use fb ads to acquire new members.

    That's about all for now. Back to work!

    Cheers,
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  18. ZaynWantsMoney

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    Goodluck with your journey
     
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    Hey guys. Just dropping in a quick line.

    Finally made another CB sale today. $15. It's always nice to see a CB sale come in, especially since I haven't uploaded videos in over a month (or 2?) now.

    As far as the membership site goes, it's not entirely complete, but I launched a Facebook ad campaign to see the response and to see if any sales will come in. I don't want to make the best website in the world if nobody wants it, so I'm throwing out a line to see if anybody is interested.

    I'm not too sure what to do at this point. I think I'm going to continue marketing the membership site through Google alerts and fb ads and see what happens. If sales come in then I'll be busting my ass on expanding the site.

    Once I have some cash to spare, which won't be for awhile, I think my next step is to get into making some mobile apps. I might also get back into uploading CB vids again, since those videos are actually generating some sales.

    All for now.

    Cheers,
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  20. GringoMonkey

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    To backpack or travel around the world purely depends on where you want to go, how long for and the standard of living you want while you travel...

    But if you are looking at IM as a solution, then you want to ensure where you go has an internet connection.