I’m sure all members here appreciate what you’ve shown us on this forum and all the tips, case studies etc are of great value.
I’d like to hear your thoughts on something that’s a little "deeper" than that…I mean, a lot of people have tried, are trying and will be trying to make money from affiliate marketing and not surprisingly, most of them are not making decent money like you do. I guess you are one of those who are on the top end of the normal distribution.
so what made the difference, assuming all other factors are the same? I mean, assuming everyone has access to the same tools, same offers, same CPA networks etc. Some fail and a small percentage make the most money(correct me if I’m wrong on this). Why? What makes the difference?
I think it’s all about PPP, no not Porn, Pills and Poker – Patience, Persistence and Passion. I think tons of new affiliates try something, fail and just give up because it’s not working like magic. I mean there are tons of people making tons of money so something has to work out for them, huh
quoted from an invterview with the stackman
What do you think it takes to be successful as an affiliate?
"Being creative, persistent and motivated. That’s all."
If you are persistent long enough and test new things , success won’t take long to come.
Aside from the facts above discussing persistence and creativity. Your only talking about a few people who have posted results of them in the red. I have quite a few PMs with amazing results!
As for answering your question about how people are following my guides and not profiting. Well lots of people are profiting, but for the ones not I’m still seeing a LOT of differences from the guides to the campaigns in most of the threads, and the main difference being landing pages. I’m going to get a massive guide on landing page techniques soon. The other major factor I’m seeing is conversion rates on peoples email submits which is something i cannot control. ‘jroes’ just mentioned 1% CR on an email submit which is absolutely absurdly low!
It’s not like every campaign i touch is gold. It’s FAR from that. I work 12+ hour days, 6 days a week roughly and still have 85% of my campaign fail. Affiliate marketing is hard, if your not making it work you gotta try harder. There are so many compenents to a campaign, certain minor tweaks can make the difference between breaking even and 60% ROI. In the end it’s all about hard work and testing. You have to WANT it! If you don’t then it’s not really doable unless you get lucky.
What percent of camps are you doing these days for each traffic source? (example: 30%-FB 30%-PPV 10%-POF and 30%-PPC..media buys??) What do you get the highest ROI from?
I personally cant wait until I can focus on some of the different traffic sources, BUT I really want to be good at PPV and tweaking CTR on landing pages and conversions and understanding the multitude of angles.
You are showing some great angles in your guides!
Landing Pages kills camps, Making a eye grabbing and a "ca$hvertising" lander is key if popping right URLs.
Hope to see the Landing page guide soon.
I’m working really hard on these guides, landing page is up next i just need a few days to write it because it’s going to cover everything and I’m going to include some real examples. Also i’ll be starting international dating on Monday so will have that to show soon as well.
The ‘angles’ are the most important part i find. Looking back at all my largest campaigns, they’ve all taken angles. I remember early on in the rebills days i was promoting female acai landing pages to men. I had a male landing page i made etc… This angle made me a lot more money than joining the herd and promoting the same offers to women that everyone else was. Then 2 months later guess what came out.. a male acai offer, and i was the first one to push traffic to it.
As for the % on diff traffic sources –
Right now i have campaigns running on FB & PPV, and will hopefully be moving 1 to POF soon. My largest campaign is currently paused 😐
In general i run 65% Facebook, 25% PPV, 10% POF. I’ve always been a huge fan of Facebook, there’s just so much volume and unique keywords to capitalize on.