Thanks dude. Boy, that'd be somethin' - $400/daily auto-pilot income, sustainable. And even then the maintenance would probably be manageable even with the music career. Maybe I'll make that a goal sometime!
When I woke up I had made less than $2, and it turned out I was getting some bad PR on the site (12-year-olds scream SCAM HACKS VIRUS are the worst! lol), so I put an automatic chat ban & censorship system on the site, took a shower, came back and was at $17, though it didn't make much in the remaining hours.
I bought scrapebox. Disappointed to see it went up to $57 the day I decided to buy it (of course, and I checked DP, BHW and WF promos, and the discount pages are not cached either). I'll probably get it activated & then... Man, I'm going to do these two sites, then I'll come up with 10 more money-making-monster-sites and just spend the next 6 months running those campaigns while coding my game or doing CPA or other more hands-on methods. Noticed today that there is high search & low competition for my music stuff. Once I get to it, I'll be making a lot of money doing what I want to do. Also need to come up with another reward site that would be acceptable & successful through FB ads. There's a lot to do.
Didn't have much else to do while I'm waiting for the Scrapebox guy to activate me so I got into my google alerts messages that've been backing up and got a bunch of good backlinks out there for the reward site. I'll continue to do this one manually while making mistakes and learning with scrapebox & the myspace site.
Made $0.60 off of that one method I have been working on, after a day. So that's good. It's just the facebook viral cpa bandwagon. Had to figure out how to do everything with the recent changes so that's why it took so long. Have my own twist on it, and I'm looking for FB accounts to purchase real quick to get a bunch of these off the ground. I think I'm only limited to about 100 using my twist, which is quite a lot of money coming in once they take off. Then I can sell them at a penny per friend, maybe more if there's still income involved. If they do good it could be a quick chunk of cash I would use to invest in other sites, then optimize & get the ranked with scrapebox. I REALLY like feeling that I have the power to buy a website, maybe it's on page 2 or 3 or 4 for a bunch of keywords, and increase the traffic by a crapload in a short amount of time (for me, 2 months is super short).
Well we'll see what I can do with the myspace site, which is a perfect candidate for this strategy. It'll be a pretty large campaign too because I'm going to be going for a ton of keywords instead of just the one.
I'm doing awful. I mean, really, really bad. I made 4 bucks today. Traffic was higher too. But that's not what I mean by 'doing bad'. I'm taking a break - until I can regain a stable and positive outlook.
The new plan is to buy/develop 7-10 websites, all with something to sell and get them ranked #1 in 6 months (less or more). I'm going to be developing my own products so it'll be all profit. Going to research more on copy writing, though it's not going to be a hard sell at all - more like, this is a website all about XYZ, here's the end-all book/product about XYZ.
Going to be doing niche research as I go along. Some sites will go after long-tail keywords, some will snipe just one, and some will go after bigger markets. With scrapebox and what I've learned now, it's just a matter of keeping up with the updates, backlinks & waiting to reach #1! I don't believe google cares if a new site gets 1000 backlinks a day, as long as that can be sustained. In fact, I think it would favor such a site in the long-run when it's done to look natural.
May opt-in to make some CB products later but I'll establish them first and then give that more thought.
Anyway, I won't go into everything here.
GOAL:1 new site/product LAUNCHED each week, for the next 5 weeks.
So let's start with just the first site: porn. I got my ticket into AdultAccessNow yesterday, so I'm using one of the domains I had laying around to start a porn site. By the time it's established I think the network will have enough offers to implement the widget, and I may do a membership to get rid of it. Until then, I've got a pretty little-known way to get a ton of traffic to a site like this so once it's built I'll implement that.
So today I will be building my porn site, and must have it completed by MONDAY next week. Once I get all these done, most of my work will be backlinking & updating the sites until they are #1. With scrapebox it actually doesn't take that much time so I may go into more CPA or affiliate marketing. I'll find something else to do...
I had a script that pulled from several adult tube sites, but it's MISSING the stuff for cron jobs and I took a few hours to try an figure it out but didn't get anywhere so I have to move on to something else.
Now, making a porn site is harder than I thought. Without the cash for the servers it would take to run 150TB monthly, I'm left with embedding from other tube sites, which of course, will just take all my traffic. There's a lot of nice affiliate programs I've looked into, with high revshares, and they have HD videos and everything else but I'd need to establish my site first. So I'm not sure which direction I need to take while running it up the SERPs. Once I figure it out I'll probably run as an affiliate on the brazzers network with videos, maybe though juggcash, then I found a guy who runs a good adult phone line affiliate program, and then there's pussycash for cam sites which pays out good revshares, adult dating sites I could affiliate with (not AFF though, I've been readin' about their bad rep!), interstitials (probably not), pop-ups, regular ads, then maybe I could work up something to offer a monthly membership program for and get that going... And beyond that there's developing my own businesses/services to get out of the affiliate thing.
So there's a lot of growth that could happen for this thing, and a modest estimate I think would be 50k uniques a day within 18 months. I just have to figure out where to start... I think I'll go head over to MMD cash now.. I signed up a while back and I think it's just dating but if they have a video site then I could use that. I may just make what amounts to a mini site with a few embedded vids on it until I get it ranked, then get all the affiliate stuff set up and revamp the site. At least then I could give google exactly what it wants for on-site SEO too and really smash these keywords. But another way to go would be to load it with videos and just put AAN's widget over it, or have an HD mock video that's just a link to some affiliate site and put the widget over that... I'm really good at doing graphics and just creating really cool stuff for high conversions, but it just gives me too many options and I can never get one thing DONE. I've had that problem my whole life! Way too talented at many things and lacking the focus to become the best at one thing. I need to figure something out and make a decision soon - Monday's coming fast and I've still gotta get notepad out and start coding this thing... lol It's just good business to make a decision without wasting time and stick with it. I gotta get over that bump!!!
I DID sit down and get the logo/saying-thingy done and it looks PRO so I'm happy with that. Still, that was only 15 minutes of work and the rest of the day I was just trying to figure out what to do after the script turned out to be a dud. Always a learning experience to be had, I guess..
Oh and CPA Lead has been having PROBLEMS so I stopped advertising on facebook.. Went from about a 35% conversion to less than 3% for 4-5 days straight! Seriously, yesterday I made $2.70 off of 135 clicks, which was 2 conversions I think. So I'll probably put offerpal on my rewards site (already a member from that FB app venture, still waiting a few more weeks to sell), and I'm not sure about the myspace... Getting about 20 visits now, 25 clicks/day and 0 conversions the last few days.
I did make $28 today though from the rewards site. It's just those few people who do mobile offers or pay by paypal. Other than that, nothing is converting.
Still struggling with depression and it's affecting my work. I need to see some success or have some sort of social outlet or something to keep me going. If I could just see a little progress and a little success each day, the money wouldn't matter and I would stay motivated to work harder. But there's a lot to push through before seeing success in this biz I guess. Just gotta keep learning and trying things until it works.. Shame CPALead has been crap this week. I haven't made a dime off of anything but the rewards site, and I put a lot of work into youtube vids, FB fan pages and the myspace site. And I have like 3 or 4 other sites using cpalead too.. none of them are making money anymore. Hope they come back soon...
Having trouble with positivity and motivation, encouragement, etc.. The folks around here seem to do everything they can to pick on me, put me down and make me feel worthless, hopeless and just plain mad. I don't know how folks can say things without thinkin' so much. It's like "can't you just say something encouraging for once?" It's one of those things though, where I could be the smartest, nicest, richest, best-looking, hardest-working guy in the world, with the ability to read minds and know the future and shit gold and I'd still hear negativity and put-downs from them. Most of the time what they say doesn't even make sense but it still gets to me. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get enough income to move out. I had a dream this morning I had moved out with some friends and it was a great feeling - I got up ready to WORK! And there's a fella on here that was having success with SEO and making sales and since that's what I'm doing, seeing it work just made me think "my goals are possible!" and it made me want to work. But they always have some way of knocking me down. I guess I'll just try to stay away from people so if I'm in a hopeful mood and feel like working I can hold onto it for as long as possible. Gotta stay away from negative, insensitive people who get a kick out of giving me a hard time or something. My life would have been ENTIRELY different if I just had someone to encourage me, believe in me and invest in me. I would have been someone else, somewhere else, would have never gone through that religious cult BS.. I mean, I lost my life to that. It's entirely lethal. And people say, no it ain't you're standing right there! But it's just like, sometimes you hear about people who survive ridiculous amounts of poison or falling from planes and living. So some people can survive deadly things, but they don't come out of it whole. Now I have to fight every day of my life, to try to create a semblance of one, to try to regain humanity and strength and character and come into a new personality and place in this world, and I don't need anybody making it any harder on me than it already it is! You know? So screw them. The end. Of my vent/rant. lol
All right, anyway. I decided to code the porn site myself, right in my favorite editor: notepad. I like these little coding projects, and it's helping me get better at PHP. I set up Apache, PHP & MySQL to run local virtual hosts so I could develop things right here on my comp, and that was 2 days of frustrations but I finally tricked it into working and I'm looking forward to continuing the development of the porn site tomorrow morning.
I haven't been making a whole lot of money - seems to be about $7-$8 a day after advertising costs.
My reward site now sits at the #6 position, and hit the front page for several similar keywords recently; Scrapebox is a BEAST. I'm getting about 7-9 people a day off of google now, and the main two keywords have around 100 daily exact searches each (so it says). What I've been doing is just throwing out 120-160 backlinks every saturday and just having everything happen naturally and at least for the last two weeks that's been working great. I think it really helped that I build so much off-site stuff for it for the first two months of its existence, along with having decent on-site stuff that makes it not look like a spam site. I'm going to be putting in pages this week for the two top keywords, you know where you put a page with an article themed with a keyword, named that keyword, and link to and from the homepage with that keyword. Hoping to get double listings later on with this.
Oh I also submitted my sites to DMOZ so that'll be nice. I don't know if they send you an e-mail or what.
It seems like my thing is, I can work non-stop if I believe in what I am doing, that it will be successful. But I am often thrown out of whack and some days I can only work half an hour. I want to get back up to where I was working 16-18 hours a day. Especially with the plan to develop & launch a new site/product once a week (which I am behind on), those kind of hours would make that more than possible, which leaves room for optimization and additions.
Been trying to get a hold of the FB app guy.. he needs to fix some of the code before I can sell it, and I still need iTrader feedback on DP. I hope this guy's just busy and not going to just blow me off now that he got his feedback. He has been really great but I do need him to be more available. Anyway I really hope I can get a good profit off of this app. It's well built and I went ahead and did a bunch of levels, tweaked the systems and fixed little things so it's solid. I might just update the FBML to the new standard myself if I can't get in-touch. -_-
hey man i feel your pain bro. i spend 8 months in jail when i was when i was 18. my friends sold pills.it was spring break and my friends had a shipment to drop off in tahoe with 300+ pills and we got pulled over. i spend 8 months in jail thinking about man fuck i should of never drove them. but yea keep ya head up. and good luck to you. till this day my felony was expunged. i spend 3 years doing probation and shit sucks. now i'm full time in school and working online. before i was so lost cause of that shit. none of my friends nor family came visit me. then i came out lived with my friend's girlfriend. got back on my feet got a job as a barback and enrolled in school. now im a bartender and full time in school. and trying to earn some money online. lol
Having a bit of trouble getting things rolling! Oh, it's just me choosing not to work so much. Not that it's easy. But I could definitely use some help to push me. So I'm looking into getting a laptop so I can go off to Starbucks and work there most days; it's a great environment and I'm real friendly with the folks there. I still have things to take care of so no plans to move out for at least 2-3 months, but this will help a lot. I'll get out there, feelin' good with nothing to do but work. (plus, those folks always give me free drinks & food!!)
I'm also going to go ahead and get a paid membership here going. I'm taking a liking to this place and the people in it, and I just hope I can help out if I see a need and contribute to the quality & longevity of this community. Who knows, maybe I'll find some good tips and make some friendships. Not that I've made the best impression but when I'm not crazy I'm rather likable! haha I just hope I continue to work & catch a few breaks so I can get back on my feet, and, you know, become someone I like again.
Oh, I can't stare at this screen too long! I got hit with 2 kinds of sick yesterday so I'm laying low. BUT I have a buddy who's great writer and he's been doing some online stuff (blogs), but I just know this guy just is everything that it takes to be successful online, and I've been spending a lot of time getting him on the right path and sticking to it. The guy can type like 90 WPM and think just as fast, which blows my mind. He loves writing, creating, interacting with people, helping folks, and so we're working on getting his first site started, established and using article and (mostly) e-mail marketing to make some cash. Well, more than some! So he's moving right along and I'm excited to see his success. The way he works, he deserves it and it will come.
Oh, I'm also going to be starting up a few autoblogs. Blue had posted that he had confidence with the right know-how these things could be making $2/$4 daily in a short amount of time. I never looked at them as being that profitable, but I'm going to give it a shot between working on my sites. If it works I'll make 100 of them and flip them after some time. Hoping to make on-average quite a bit more than that with the effective integration of Clickbank products. So I'm starting these based around CB products and the niches they would appeal to.
But boy do I have a headache now so I'm going to head off pretty quick. Oh, and I'm profiting anywhere between 0 and 30 bucks a day. Like today was 0, but I made 28 the day before that. I'm looking forward to sometime down the road when my rewards site ranks for all related keywords and really brings in some cash because I like this site. I could sell it for quite a bit if I need to but I'll just hold onto it for now. I can't have too much money during the next month or they'll cut my medical anyway. lol
Oh, I don't care to see if they're do-follow; I hit anything indexed and PR0+. I figure it'll look more natural that way and it's been doing okay. I do need to do some work on it soon though, can't have all the new links coming in from blogs..
@balltillifall123 Oh, that's terrible, man! Well, glad you've got things turned around and all the best to you!
My internet went out yesterday for nearly all day. Ha. I did see that I made $33 bucks yesterday though. And into today (46), I'm at $4.50. So I'm keeping my expenses covered and a little bit more.
Joined the VIP club so I'm all legit now.
I went through Thisoldhat's Bum marketing course, and a few other books, and I have some more ideas for websites now. I'm going to try a different approach to pre-selling; The tone is going to be authoritative, no-bullshit, powerful. It's going to bully the person into buying this product and only this product. I hate to keep bringing this up through the journal, but I'm pulling from my close encounter with a cult leader. And for a while after, I actually was this powerful, aggressive, strong, scary, mean, influential person too. Well it was a defense for me that I NEEDED at that time. But I know how to talk like that, or even do it without talking, where you can always be in a power position and just absolutely DOMINATE over anyone with any bit of weakness in them, DOMINATING their thoughts and emotions; actions. I choose not to nowadays, as anyone who reads this can tell, and don't feel the need to, but I still know how to talk to these people (which is mostly to not lol) and how to act in this way. I think my pre-sells are going to sell these products very well. It'll be a while before I can report conversions but I have confidence by the time they're through reading it, they're not going to be able to do anything but go buy Product X.
So I'll probably set up pre-sell-type things for my own products.
Oh, what else.. I need to get started on an auto-blog. The FB app guy got back to me and it'll be a while before he'll get around to it and I'll be ready to sell. But I have about $900 in the bank, $780 at CPALead, and then this app could probably fetch a minimum $650 but I'm going to list it at $1000 with a BIN of $3500. Amazing what can sell for a grand on Flippa or DP.. Well, with a little bit of growth in my bankroll I suppose I should find something to do with it. I got screwed out of adwords or I'd be making ridiculous amounts of cash right now with ********* & a certain method I worked out. I'm good at PPC, brilliant landing pages, slip test, split test, split test.. *sigh* I need to get into it again. I've still got FB but I need to find something to promote on there.. I'll go over their rules again and contact them this weekend - maybe I can do CPA with them somehow. It's a little different than anything else. And there are a few more networks I learned about in VIP I'm interested in trying too, but only when I have more cash coming in regularly. Like $100/day.
Scouring the internets for autoblog plugins. I can't figure out why every plugin that posts to social bookmarking sites only posts to obscure ones. I have found three plugins that (combined) cover 5/8 of the top sites I wanted (missing Digg, Reddit and Mixx somehow). If someone knows how to code these, I'm sure you could make a lot of money just making one that posts to ALL major SB sites (and then some) if there really isn't one that exists.. I'm still looking for it.
Looking for a content spinner still too... So yeah, nothing exciting, just looking for plugins. Made $4.50.
My internet's been down! Last few days I've only been able to get online, maybe 20 minutes. Called our provider and apparently the whole grid's been having extended blackouts. If I ever watched TV I guess I'd know that. So they said it would be fixed today, and it's about 7:25; I've been up and online since 6:00a so hopefully it will stay ON!
Managed to get the plugins I needed this morning. Will be getting that autoblog together today!
Still need to find a laptop!
Read Reizar's http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com...law-society-will-bank-you-hard-autopilot.html did some brainstorming and eventually whittled out a business model that already has content, customers, is catchy/brandable and will only take time and $10 for the domain from me to start as I can probably do 95% of the designs myself. I'm looking forward to doing this as one of my projects once I get some auto-pilot cash (or just a big chunk) and have some free time. I can see this getting huge with the combo of what's suggested plus some great media buys. The .com I need for this business is taken, but I may be able to get it as it's just parked and will probably be left to expire, plus there's a ccTLD that would work with the brand name.
Took CPALead off of the myspace site as it's not converted once in over 10 days and 200+ clicks. I've earned $0 from cpalead the last two days. -_- I dunno what's up, conversions just keep getting worse. Then I see guys making $15k/day on that network so.. I dunno if they're favored and they have some shaving system giving me the shaft or what. I've been having more complaints from people who've done mobile offers and not been compensated for it. So CPALead is being freakin' dumb lately. Haha.
Setup another campaign @ facebook ads, which was rejected. The reason was really cryptic.. I need to contact them. The only inconsistency with the suggestions I was given and what it was was the target's relationship status, which seems dumb. I'll just e-mail them before trying again..
Tried a method out of VIP for getting 100% inboxed, used about 650 of the emails from my reward site list and sent them to a related CB product a few days ago; 18 hops, 2 order confirm pages, no sales. I have around 1000 emails now so I think with just regular e-mail marketing I could probably sell them on something.. I'll try it eventually.
Hope to return with news of a fancy autoblog tonight if all goes well & without too many hang-ups!