Category Archives: Affiliate Marketing

Keywords/Placements or Ads – Which are More Important?

In affiliate marketing optimization is everything. 99% of the time you start with a losing campaign and only make it profitable through optimization. But if you’re very new, you might be wondering how to properly optimize a campaign.

For newbs I always recommend starting with self serve platforms on CPC basis. For Facebook it’s all clear. You optimize banners while testing targeting (age, keywords). But many platforms (including RON media buys) will give you ability to work on keywords or placements and ads. So you have 2 metrics to work on.

Let’s take a look at a quick example of Adwords campaign:
(BTW I don’t do Adwords, this is just an example :-)

Let’s say you’re running mature dating campaign … Read the rest »

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Super Affiliate or Not Super Affiliate

Man, for years I keep hearing these terms like super affiliate, high-roller, big baller (whatever that means lol)… and to me it seems ridiculous. Super affiliate is not the guy that once was spending $xx,xxx/day on Facebook and now washes cars in a gas station to sustain his brazilian fetish porn addiction. Super affiliate (I hate that term) is someone who is able to make money constantly, for years. Not just have one time shot when Google bizopp kits and Acai’s were making a lot of people’s lives miserable.

And everyone has a different perception of who is super or mega anyway. When I first heard that people are making $10,000/month on internet, I was blown away. Then was blown … Read the rest »

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Non-Business Skills to Master for Affiliate Success

Affiliate business is a type of business that requires extremely low investment and rewards can be very quick and very huge. For some. For most of us it takes years maybe even decades to achieve real success online. Whenever you start something new you fail. Failing when your personal money is at stake is not a sexy thing. You success depends on how hard you want it and how much you’re willing to work at it. If you have some money, maybe you have business, side income, you can invest money into hiring pros to do all the work for you. If you’re like most newbies starting out and have no cash, then your best bet is to acquire skills … Read the rest »

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Another Awesome Free Resource to Learn From

In the beginning of this blog I mentioned AffBuzz and how cool it is. It’s a syndication of many blogs to look at and keep learning from. Well one blog out of that syndication is CPATank.

I really like these guys.

They give really good inside information on what’s hot and even how to run the offers. Facebook or PPV. Pretty much the best tips you can get. So if you haven’t stumbled upon them, here they are, good stuff:

http://blog.cpatank.com

Another killer information provider is Blamads. I think it’s run by Ryan Eagle (EWA network). The kid is awesome and knows his shit. On this Blamads blog they also provide some great information on what offers to run and … Read the rest »

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Good Article for Newbie Marketers

Here’s a cool article I just read on affiliate.com blog written by Jonathan Harricharan, an affiliate manager at affiliate.com. This article shows 2 real life examples. 2 affiliates he started working with a year ago.

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It’s really important reading that shows how your mindset is the determining factor in your career. Most people get it wrong and fail. Damn, I’ve done exactly the same mistakes myself. But the true key is to focus on something and stick to it until you master it. No matter if it’s traffic source or the niche market you’re in. Other guys will outsmart you if you’re wasting time jumping from offer to offer, from traffic source to … Read the rest »

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Split Testing: Where, What, How?

For anyone serious about making money online or offline split testing is one of the most important elements of a successful campaign. Books have been written about it hundreds of years ago by marketing pioneers like David Ogilvy on the importance of testing. In my opinion, doesn’t matter it’s online or offline, testing is a must thing to do. Whether you’re trying to find a date or achieve success in Adwords, it’s crucial to test. Even more so with all the competition that comes in and tests each and every day.

Ok, so let’s get to the juice. How do you go about it? Where do you start? Many new guys are a bit confused when it comes to testing. … Read the rest »

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From $500/Day to $0/Day – How To Get Back?

Some of you may be laughing at the numbers in the headline, but I’m serious. Yeah, you may be thinking that it’s not even money. But for many people in the world, this is something. We all start out somewhere and you have to set yourself some goals right.

I remember when I was starting out, I set goals of $100/day, because that’s what I’ve heard many people were aiming for. But at the time, I didn’t have a job, had almost no finances and was barely making anything online. No surprise here, I haven’t made there.

Even after years when I had my successful campaigns going, I had to learn the lessons. I felt like I’m not gonna fall … Read the rest »

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How to Craft a Successful CPA Campaign on Facebook?

Many affiliates struggle to find a successful campaign these days. The more folks join, the more competitive the traffic sources become. Which means you need to take extra steps to make things happen for yourself.

If you promote on Facebook, then you must pay attention to the resource I’ve stumbled into just recently.

FaceBook PageData

You know that in order to succeed on FB, you need to at least apply keyword or other types of targeting. Well, here you can see the stats for fanpages and popularity compared to previous date range.

Why is this good for you?

Now you can see which pages have the most viewers. Take a look at #7 – Family Guy with 24,289,363 fans on … Read the rest »

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Sometimes You Just Need to Go with Your Instincts

I remember when I was  starting out and it was pretty tough for me. The one thing that made me successful was just having the guts to go with my own intuition.

Right now in CPA world especially, you sometimes have people that try to turn you one or another direction. In CPA network it’s your affiliate manager. How many times you’ve received an offer that supposed to be the new hot shit on the plate? AM tells you it’s awesome, converts at so and so %, and of course you give it a shot. And after running the offer for a day or two you realize that it doesn’t work. You don’t make money. It happens all the time.… Read the rest »

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