BitterStrawberry Rolls out new branding!

BitterStrawberry new website

BitterStrawberry new website

Hi there, hustlers!

We are proud to announce we’re rolling out our new branding!

BitterStrawberry said goodbye to an era and took it to the next level with a new voice embracing the tech revolution, a sleek, modern logo that will make sparks fly in your eyes and a zingy new site with a premium design that will guarantee to increase your wallet performance!

BitterStrawberry New LOGO

BitterStrawberry New LOGO

We didn’t change just the look, we changed the whole experience!

Our symbol of lust and knowledge, our bitter mechanical strawberry, E-volved to the tech era. It’s not a complete change, but one with a zing! A bit more spaced out with an innovative look, but still retaining the original features, our logo is moving the brand forward, strengthening our values with a new tagline and a new vision. Is not just money that matters anymore, it’s time for us to shift to the digital revolution, “when technology matters”.

We also made our new site, more exciting for you to drop in. With a premium design and a technology inspired approach, our new platform is your destination for everything. So, for the love of affiliate marketing, take a look and get inspired, get connected but more than anything, get rich!

Tadaa! Bitterstrawberry.com

Learn how to monetize Facebook traffic- Study by BitterStrawberry

Facebook TRaffic BitterStrawberry

Facebook Traffic Bitter Strawberry Guide

In this day and age everyone that has any sort of business or wants to try to make money with affiliate marketing knows that social media is very important.

There are plenty of ways to help your business with social media, but one that’s been heavily discussed and is the most well-known and with the most potential is Facebook.

Even before you’ve had a real plan you’ve thought about how you could make money with Facebook but probably didn’t know where to begin.

But this is where we come in! We’ll teach you what you can do to become an expert!

First things first – your niche

The very first thing you have to do to be able to monetize your Facebook traffic is to find your niche. You can’t just make a Facebook page, put on it everything you want, add random people and expect to make money.

You have to find a niche. It has to be something that you know a lot about or something that you can research and master. The more defined your niche is, the better. You will then have the right people liking your page and they will be a lot more active and willing to click or buy what it is you are selling.

Understanding Facebook’s rules and restrictions

It’s highly important that before you get things started you make sure you know the rules of the game. This means that you have to check all of Facebook’s restrictions and rules and see which content is banned from this social media website.

There are some things that will get instantly banned if you post them, like for example everything that is considered by Facebook and other users as containing nudity or disturbing content of cruelty and other malicious behavior.

You do not want to risk having your content taken down and your account and page being closed indefinitely. Every single time your page gets closed or restricted you are losing users, clients and money, so don’t risk it.

What is more, every country has its own set of rules of what is and isn’t accepted and depending on which country you settle on marketing to you have to take these rules into account.

If you are targeting various countries, then you will have to work even harder to create content fit for all of them at the same time.

The rules of each country will affect the niche you’ve chosen as well. There are some domains which are off limits in most places. We’re talking about the adult industry, the gambling industry and even the dating one.

You shouldn’t take any actions before you have understood every rule and have studied the market to see if there’s room for you.

Offers, verticals and market research

It’s really important if you actually have a product of your own or if you are going for affiliate marketing. Getting your own product can be really time consuming and it can also cost you a lot of money. Even those that have a great idea for a product you will have to invest a lot of money in the beginning.

From a few thousands to tens of thousands of dollars you will have to have a big budget as well as wait a couple of months until you have your product and business up and running. You also have to think about the distribution of the product, a warehouse to keep the product in and even a call center for when the customers have questions of issues.

If you don’t have your personal product you will have to choose your vertical and then go on to find what offers are available and which of them could work for you. Deciding to become an affiliate is the easier and cheaper way to go. The easiest way is to test and find the best product to promote from an affiliate platform.

You will have to research the market and see what works, what trends are currently in place. If you can do a broad study and find something that has been trending for a long time and has the potential of an evergreen then you’re set. You want something that can work for a long time.

E-commerce is for beginners

The easiest way to start until you are no longer a beginner is to stick to the things you know and understand completely. This means focusing on real products. For example, convincing people to buy some things on the internet and have them shipped to their home is a lot easier than convincing them to try new software or subscribe to something.

People are more likely to want to buy something they can actually keep and they know they need. This is why e-commerce works best for you in the beginning, even if you might not make as much money. There are plenty of things that sell great on Facebook like wonder-bras, black masks for blackheads, gold masks, diet pills etc.

Learn how to make prelanders

Prelanders will be your best friends. These can really help. Sure, they will take quite some work because you have to make one for every single product you are trying to help sell. You can also use default pages but these get banned quite often because a lot of affiliates send Black Hat traffic to them. This is why prelanders are your best option at the moment.

You have to buy a domain and create your prelanders. For every product you need a different version. Make it catchy and convincing. Don’t forget to have cookies, terms and conditions as well as a return policy.

The better you prelander is, the more chances you have of people actually buying something. This applies to every kind of marketing and no matter where you are trying to sell, prelanders work great, not only for Facebook.

If you want to make sure people are buying, you have to make them feel special. This means putting a countdown on the offer, letting potential buyers know that there are

only a few products left and that the offer is about to expire to make them speed up the process of decision and buy it.

Check out Charles Ngo’s guide to how to create amazing prelanders and get your prelander tool Here.

Also read Web Design Tips to Boost Your Landing Page Conversion

Optimize everything

It’s important whether your Facebook page is just at the beginning and growing or if it’s already quite large and has been around for some time. If it’s old then you should make sure to let things sink in slowly and update the users about the changes that will happen. They should have all the information available before you start trying to make money off them.

If the product you will be selling isn’t that popular yet, you must give the users some history and facts on it and even some recommendations from someone they trust, like a local celebrity.

When a product was marketed to the same audience but with different campaigns, one involving a local celebrity (right) and the other one an international celebrity (left), the performances of the ads were quite different. Below them you can see the landing page of the product.

Product Landing Page

Product Landing Page by BitterStrawberry

 

Shockingly enough, the local celebrity did better than the international one. The CTR for the local celebrity campaign was 70% higher than the other one, with a lot more people deciding to go to the “sale page” and it also had a 15% higher CR%.

You should make sure that you never break their trust because if they do not trust you they will not buy anything from you and they will unlike your page and move on.

When you take a page from 0 and start building it up it might be a bit easier because you can start marketing right away without having to worry about losing any users. If they are there then you can be sure that they like what you do and agree with it.

But before you can get people to like your page you have to optimize it and make it clear what its purpose is. The landing page is really important and you want to make sure that you make everything really easy for the potential buyers.

Use all the tricks you have to improve your landing page

Get a flat design landing page, have a call to action on the top and a sign-up form on the upper right side. The sign-up form can be sticky and scrollable. The most important information should be at the top and at the bottom, preferably on the right side. If you have any special information like refund policies and free shipping, for example, they should be easy to see from the beginning.

Studies show that when they open a page people usually look first on the top left side and then glance over the top of the page towards the right part. Therefore, all of your important selling points should be easy to see at first glance. By the time the user has read the upper part he should have a basic understanding of your product and on the right side at the end a call to action for conversion (sign up, order form). Order or buy buttons can also work in the middle, but never on the left side.

You must keep in mind that most users tend to bounce from your page in just 15 seconds. The time-frame varies from industry to industry, but that’s the average time.

Try a 5 second test. You show your page to a user for 5 seconds and ask them to answer a couple of questions about your page. If they can’t tell you the most important things about your page and product then you should rethink the entire thing and start over.

Look at the picture below to see an example of an ad that passes the 5 second test and works.

Ad example

ad example by BitterStrawberry

 

Get free widgets for you landing page and make sure that you don’t forget anything that could help you. Make sure that everything is optimized and can be easily accessible from a desktop computer as well as from mobile devices.

If you’ve chosen a tier 2 country for your marketing campaigns as a target then you should use the language that those people speak, don’t just stick with English for everything. Not everyone speaks English and people will be more convinced by something in their native tongue.

If you don’t know that language hire some translators, you can find ones that do a good job, and are also cheap, on freelancing websites. Give fiverr.com and elance.com a go, they have a lot of professionals that can help you.

Know your audience

For your marketing campaigns to have any effect you have to know everything about your audience and cater your marketing to their needs. This means that you should know what age groups they are and what gender, as well as what operating systems they use.

So, if you want to advertise on mobile devices something for a younger audience everything is fine, but if what you want to market for an older population then you can’t use the same ads as you would use for the younger people and it’s important that you optimize for desktops and not for mobile devices. Not as many people of the older generation use mobile devices to order things so they won’t really need this optimization, but for younger customers it’s vital.

A great tool you can use is AdEspresso. You can use it for free for 30 days and you don’t need to put in any credit card details until your trial expires. You can choose whether or not to use it and pay for it after the 30 days. This tool can help you split campaigns and make ads to cater for different types of target audiences.

This tool is great for testing purposes. Instead of creating ads with different texts one by one, AdExpresso lets you add several headlines and multiple ad texts and then creates tens of ad versions at once. They also offer a spy-tool that grants you the option of seeing the competitors’ Facebook ads for free so that you can find inspiration. Check out the competition HERE!

Those that have many campaigns at the same time which they want to test should go for another tool that works with google analytics as well. The optimizer will make sure that everything works fine even if you do not have the time to optimize each one of them.

How to actually do it

You should keep your eye on Google Analytics and Facebook Insights at the same time and make sure that there are no major discrepancies between them. If there are you have to try and understand why this is happening and what you are doing wrong.

Whenever you want to advertise you should always have in mind that nothing works without A/B testing. You need to create ad groups based on age, sex etc and then create separate ads for each group.

The first week for each ad is the test week. You make a lot of different ads and don’t target that deep. 20 to 30% of your results might surprise you. The next week you go deeper with your targeting.

With every new piece of information you gather, you leave out some of the ads and redo others. When you see that one of them is doing better than the others you increase the budget on that one, but you don’t go from 1 to 100 instantly, you do it gradually. You don’t know how it will scale up and there are infinite pools of possible clients.

Facebook will take money for clicks and a lot of the people that see your ads and click on them might not buy anything. Make sure to keep your eye on your ROI and see what percentage is good for your business.

If you have a shopping site you might also want to try Remarketing and show the customers ads for products that they have previously seen or bought.

If you are ready to start monetizing and really make money with affiliate marketing then sign-up here and get started!

How to make money with Cash On Delivery CPA Offers!

Hey guys as most of you know I wrote about Leadbit CPA Network a few days ago, today I would like to talk about one of their best types of offer offer. It is really hot and has crazy conversion rates; COD or Cash On Delivery CPA offers. Cash on Delivery simply means once the user order’s a product they don’t have to prepay for the product ( Using their credit card). Instead, the payment is made once the product is delivered to the consumer.  COD is a big thing these days, especially in Asia and other countries where credit card usage is not common.  Here are a few reasons why when buying through the internet people prefer Cash On Delivery.

Cash on Delivery is a perfect solution for those people who want to check the product before paying for it. For example you might have heard about aliexpress products, where people end up paying for something which looked different in pictures. In such cases it’s a long and timely process to get your money back.

Everyone is concerned about their privacy. It’s always hard to earn peoples trust to make them pay using a credit card, especially in CPA Marketing pay per sale offers. It’s always hard to persuade people to use their credit card for the payment and make a purchase, many conversions are lost just because of this, as you will find the internet is full of complaints about credit card fraud. Cash on Delivery is a perfect solution to this problem and can really boost your conversion rates.

Leadbit Affiliatenetwork offers

Cash On Delivery CPA Offers

Why Cash On Delivery offers are big money makers!

So here is the best part, you can promote high ticket health related offers from Leadbit, and target geo’s which are not very common in general affiliate networks. For example, a great product to promote is Bactefor; an anti-parasite product targeting Vietnam. One of the major problems in countries like Vietnam is  Parasitic diseases. Check out this article  Up to 44% of Vietnamese infected with parasitic worms. With a population of 95,414,640 in 2017  and 51,333,076 Internet users, as of March 2017 it’s a great opportunity for affiliate marketers. The vietnamese market has  almost no competition and is a true unsaturated market where no affiliates are promoting their offers, and these kinds of offers bring a great opportunity for the affiliates who know how to take make use of a good opportunity.

What traffic sources you can use ?


The sky is your limit! One of the best things about INTL offers is that Ad networks have different advertising polices for every country. For example; If Google Adwords is not allowing you to promote something in the USA, they might allow you to promote the same product in some other country. (I would advise you to carefully read their advertising policy and guidelines, I don’t want people come to me complaining about how they stupidly tried to push offers and they got banned!) You can use anything from Social media traffic to PPC, native ads to pop traffic. For example; on Popads.net Vietnam is the 3rd biggest country for traffic inventory, with over 1.7 Mil unique visitors a day, and a max bid of $0.04500, this is some dirt cheap traffic you can take advantage of! Also, with over 40,000,000 Facebook subscribers, Facebook is a great network you can take advantage of, aside from buying dirt cheap traffic from Native Ads networks.

So this was today’s article, Are you ready to take advantage of this awesome opportunity ?

Why Cloaking is not Good for a Long Term Affiliate Business

In the past  2 weeks, I have been contacted by almost 20 people on facebook and through emails, basically asking for a way out, As they are tired of the regular cat and mouse game with traffic networks.
First of all, cloaking itself is not bad and can be a very effective tool against bot traffic and to prevent your competitors from spying on you..

The concept of Cloaking

The concept of Cloaking is very simple, using cloaking you can redirect the unwanted traffic to another page or website. For example; let’s say I don’t want traffic from a certain country, city or a traffic source on my blog, I can easily redirect them to another website based on their visitor data.

How affiliate marketers use traffic

In affiliate marketing, cloaking is mostly used to deceive traffic networks. Let’s say I want to promote an offer which violates Google/Facebook advertising policy, using cloaking we can show a legit offer but in reality promote the offer which violates the traffic network policies to people.

For example, let’s take  a scammy Offer like  “forskolindietdr.com”. If I promote this offer directly on Google adwords/Facebook ads, my campaign will never be approved by the traffic networks, as it violates their advertising guidelines.  In order to promote my offer on these networks I would have to use cloaking, which simply means I will redirect Google/Facebook reviewers to a reputable website, something like this NHS Article.  This website is for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, I can easily get away with it and get my campaign approved; where all Google/facebook reviewers and Bots are redirected to the NHS website, and all the other traffic ( visitors ) are sent to the scammy weightloss offer.

affiliate Cloaking

How affiliates use Cloaking

Why Cloaking works

The main reason people tend to go for such offers is the over exaggerated trust that people have on sites such as Google and Facebook. This relates more to the older generations, because they are less aware of scams and how the internet is used to manipulate people into spending money. For example, grandpa’s and grandma’s  are more susceptible to buying things online, without researching, as compared to younger generations. To some, the internet is still fairly new and a large group of people are still unaware how internet works.

Another reason is the attractive ads, the colors and the pull element to them. Advertisers are aware of what their users are searching for and what they want, so they appeal to that nature. Like any ad. For example weight loss consumers will want imagery, and information about how “quick and effective” the products are, they are less likely to read the fine print, because they have already been lured by the attractiveness of the ad. these offers are more likely to focus on attractive ads rather than factual information, their aim isn’t to gain the trust of their consumers, but to just make sales.

Why Cloaking is Not Worth your time

Now let’s talk about cloaking in 2017, have you noticed cloaker prices are falling down ? There were days when cloakers used to charge thousands of dollars! These days you can easily buy a cloaker tool for $200 per month. The reason is that the good days of cloaking are gone, now everyone and their dog has a cloaker account and the competition is getting higher and higher.. Apart from that, traffic networks are coming down hard on affiliates using cloakers, which has caused the account ban rate to increase … It’s really hard for the affiliates to make sure they have sufficient supply of ad network accounts as compared to the ban rates by the ad networks.

So if you are thinking to just enter the world of cloaking, I would advise you to save your time and efforts and use them on something better, long lasting and completely whitehat, instead of shortcuts like cloaking. Just like the last stage of blog networks, they were a big thing amongst affiliates a few years ago, until google wiped them out completely. Yes there are still blog networks, but only those who know their stuff. All those who were in the market who had no real skill got wiped out, I am sure that’s what’s going to happen here soon. Especially with tech giants specially focusing on Artificial intelligence, it won’t take long… Facebook has already started; Read this  : News Feed FYI: Addressing Cloaking So People See More Authentic Posts Adding to this, Google is already working against cloaking behind the scenes and they have  shifted their anti cloaking preparations to a new office ( un confirmed source).

Focus on Long Term Business Goals

I have been working in this industry for 7 years and i have seen many shortcut methods like this which play with systems. Again I would like to mention private blog networks as one of the best examples. If you are serious about an affiliate marketing business, you should always try avoiding shortcuts which play with the system. You might make some money for a while but at the end of the day you will learn no real skills and once your method dies down you will have to start again from zero.

I always advise people to start with whitehat methods , It could be slow, but will teach you skills which you can use anywhere in your life. It also often takes the same effort as Black Hat methods. However once you are established you have skills that  can yield better results, as compared to shortcuts like cloaking. It also depends on your own morals as well, if you want to sell scammy products to people or if you want to make a living by promoting legit products. That Decision is yours …

LeadNetwork.com Review

LeadNetwork payday and personal loan affiliate offers

When it comes to making money online selecting a business model that is always in high-demand is probably the most viable option. The financial services niche is tried and true. There is always a high number of people looking for financial assistance via personal loans, payday loans and more.

To target this audience you should provide them with a solution. Affiliate marketing can provide this. Affiliate marketing means getting paid commission for leads or sales generated. With an affiliate network, online marketers and site owners join, promote offers, and earn commission for their efforts.

LeadNetwork is a financial affiliate network that focuses specifically on payday and personal loans.

Lead Network Review

Lead Network Review

Earn money promoting payday and personal loans with LeadNetwork

While affiliate marketing is not new – the payday loan industry generates millions of dollars every day. Affiliate marketing success comes from finding the best fit for you – focus on a niche — both with regards to the audience you are targeting and with the ad networks you are wanting to work with. If you want to work in the payday loan vertical the payday loan affiliate LeadNetwork may suit you. If you are more interested in personal loans, the personal loan affiliate program may be better suited to you. While competition is hot in this niche, LeadNetwork has a broad selection of loan based offers available on their network.

When you become payday loan affiliate, commission is paid on a pay per lead basis each time a referral fills out a form for a loan offer available on the network. With many lenders competing for leads, commission paid varies based on both the quality and the volume of leads you generate. LeadNetwork uses advanced proprietary lead optimization software which provides publishers with among the industry’s highest payouts per lead.

The money offered for leads by LeadNetwork range from up to $230 at the top end, while other leads may sell for $2 at the bottom end. Payments for most loan leads fall somewhere in the middle. LeadNetwork also focuses on providing ad copy and landing pages that are of high-quality to convert traffic into leads. LeadNetwork’s database of lenders is continually expanding meaning demand for new leads also grows steadily.

With a range of tools, high-level screening of leads and security measures that are state-of-the-art, LeadNetwork is a leader in best pay per lead affiliate programs in the payday and personal loan niche.

Payday and personal loan offers from LeadNetwork

LeadNetwork’s focus is on short-term payday and personal loan affiliate programs. Payday loans are among the most lucrative, as they are easy for consumers to get approved and offer higher return to the lender and the higher value for the generated lead. These loans are usually from $100 to $1000 – to be paid back within 30 days.

Finding the traffic sources to reach your target audience and promote loan offers to is also critical to success in affiliate marketing. Connect with LeadNetwork’s affiliate support team to learn about traffic sources that work best.

Lead Network Review

Lead Network Review

Simple affiliate interface

Once you have joined an affiliate network you will have an account. These accounts provide you with data on network offers available, campaign progress, reports, referrals and more.

LeadNetwork’s layout is straightforward and clean. After login, you can see your account balance and earnings from your campaigns. You can also contact affiliate support via the contact information listed at on the website including email and Skype contact details.

LeadNetwork pays commission when an affiliate has earned $100 minumum. Payments are made on a Net-7 basis via Webmoney, PayPal, direct deposit, wire transfer or check. Payment preferences are located in “Settings”.

Loan offers

To see the best offers to promote with LeadNetwork, go to the Offers page. Then click on an offer to see more details relating to it – such as accepted traffic channels, commission paid and restrictions.

When you are ready to start promoting the offer, you can create your first campaign, name is and define your traffic source. You have options such as paid search, SEO, email marketing, display banners, pop-ups (or pop-unders), and more. With LeadNetwork you can create separate campaigns for each offer or traffic source for monitoring split testing and ROI processing.

The final step is to select ad copy and landing pages to begin promoting your offer. Affiliates can customize tracking variables for offers, meaning they can measure the type of ad copy and traffic sources which perform best. Affiliates also have access to various banners and forms for the promotion of offers.

Making the most income with LeadNetwork

The affiliate marketing and payday and personal loan niche is potentially lucrative. Demand for financial services grows year-on-year as millions of people search for quick financial solutions online every day. Promoting offers from LeadNetwork provides the ideal opportunity for you to reach this audience.

LeadImpact is Dead, Now what ?

As most of you are aware by now that finally Lead-impact has closed its doors, For many it was a surprise move and there were also those know could see it coming. I couldn’t write about this topic before as most of you know I am getting married on 5th of april, And its hard to take time off for my campaigns and blog.  While i wait for my family members to arrive at Dubai Airport, I thought its the perfect time to share my thoughts about closure of the LeadImpact.

Dubai Airport

Waiting at Dubai Airport

One sentence I always love to use is that ” The Affiliate Marketing industry keeps evolving and moving forward”. We Living in a age and specially working in an industry where everyday there is a new innovation, New ways of advertising, converting customers, new advertising technologies.. And if we are unable to stay up to date, Keep ourselves updated with the latest trends its impossible to succeed. That is the reason i always suggest my readers and students that always learn skills, Never put all your eggs in one basket and never every rely on one traffic source.

Coming back to Lead-impact was my favorite most traffic network. When their traffic started to dry down, They heavily depended on third party providers, which was mostly bad quality, So I requested them to send me traffic only from their own inventory, With that I also started filtering their third party traffic and collected the data which helped me to only use the sources where traffic quality was good.  These were the lessons I learned from my 7 Search experience and have always helped me.

Is PPV Dead? 
Luckily its not, You can find many networks for example Rapsio, Zero Click, PopAds and also some big players like Propel Media and 50 onred..

How to make these networks work ?

Answer is simply find out what are the tracking options, how many tokens you can track. Collect data, Filter out bad traffic sources and what you will have rest is pure quality traffic which you can send to your offers and make money.

I wish i could write more but these days I am on a very tight schedule, I will write about this topic in detail soon or maybe i will simply shoot a video. For know thats almost it , Let me know your thoughts by making comments below.

Giving away 3 Affiliate World Europe tickets! THE BIGGEST EVENT OF 2017

Hey guys , Here is a giveaway for you , Affiliate World Conference’s one of the biggest affiliate marketing event company Affiliate World Conferences is hosting the biggest event in affiliate marketing industry, by people behind Stack That Money Forum, The biggest affiliate forums in the affiliate industry.

I am offering 3 free tickets for Affiliate World Europe.

here is an opportunity for you guys to hang out with the super affiliates and learn about the latest trends in Affiliate marketing industry, Learn about new traffic sources and work with the new affiliate networks.
Here are a few of the speakers you would get a chance to hangout with and learn from .

Trey Lewellen  (Founder of Lumitact ):
Trey Lewellen, founder of Lumitact, will be taking the #AWeurope stage to share the untold story behind the LumiTact G700 Flashlight offer!

Jason Akatiff ( CEO & Founder of A4D)

Jason will be talking about the “3 Massive Market Shifts” that have taken the online marketing world by storm over the last 2 years. For years, the tech, tools and traffic partners have been in an uphill battle that was not for the faint of heart, this has all changed. Now you can compete as a single entrepreneur that would have taken the work of 50 or a 100 people.

Hugh Hancock ( STM Forum’s Guardian of the Guides)

Hugh Hancock will be speaking on the #AWeurope stage and drawing on his own experience and that of many other superaffiliates who have moved on to build mega-businesses, top the App Store with their passion project games, and more. Hugh gives practical, down-to-earth, battle-tested advice on how you can leverage your unfair advantages from affiliate marketing – determination, skills, and yes, cashflow – to achieve your ultimate dream projects even in the face of incredible competition.

Martin Eyking, ( founder & CEO of New Media Services Pty Ltd)

Martin is going to take you through a 45-minute training seminar on the best methods to qualify & hire new employees, how to train them to be superstars, and scaling your operations to the next level.

Drew Eric Whitman (Author CA$HVERTISING)

Drew Eric Whitman would be talking about “How to fix 13 hidden ad response killers now strangling your sales.”

Affiliate World Europe

Affiliate World Europe

Event: Affiliate World Europe 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: 14-15 June 2017
Venue: Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstrass, 10179, Berlin
Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/affiliateworldconferences
Ticketshttps://affiliateworldconferences.com/europe/tickets
Venue : Station Berlin. Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, 10963 Berlin, Germany

How you can win yourself a free ticket ?

Share on your social media profiles and comment below , Make sure you post is public so we can see it.

When winners would be announced ?

Winners would be announced on 5th of May which also happens to be my birthday as well 🙂

Moscow Affiliate Conference by Leadbit

Hey guys! A few days ago I was contacted by Olga from Leadbit, they invited me to attend Moscow Affiliate Conference by Leadbit, in conjunction with the iStack Holding, Which is a global affiliate network who also own native ads network https://mediavenus.com ,https://mediavenus.com/, and wap-click affiliate program http://fbilling.com/.  The conference is being held on 30th of March and due to my marriage in early April I had to pass this opportunity.

The conference itself is dedicated to CPA marketing and will gather the TOP affiliates all over the world who are working with the international traffic. The best thing about the conference is that they are offering free entry for everyone.

iStack Holding, the parent company also owns Stack That Money forum, are one of the best CPA Marketing forums online and they also host multiple conferences all around the world. Their conferences are always the best, so I am sad to miss this opportunity, however hopeful this conference is going to be a big hit as well, for them!

For all affiliates, conferences are a great way to connect with other affiliates and find new advertisers and explore more traffic networks. The meetup sessions are one of the ways to connect who the leaders in the industry and learn from them.

It`s going to be a great place to find new contacts and nice parties to meet all the community people! Here are a few exhibitors and the sponsors of the event so far; Ads Bridge, Traffic Stars, Mgid, Traffic Hunt, Bitter Strawberry, Lead Bit, Click Dealer, CPA Matica, Yeah Mobi, Reporo, Kimia, Olymp Trade, Digital Raves, Avazu, Advert Star, Iq Option, E Payments, Media Venua, Pinoz, Gotzha, Mobio, Affiliaxe, Mobile Internet Solutions, Money syst, Binom , WAP.click and Cpaotalist.net .

I am sure there are going to be many companies you have never heard of before, and that’s the best thing about conferences! You learn about new new markets and traffic sources which are not saturated and you can easily take advantage of.

So, are you looking to Party, Learn and find new contacts? All the details about Moscow Affiliate Conference are available at their website : http://affiliateconf.com  . You will also get a chance to participate in a Crazy Russian afterparty, Porsche Award Ceremony and lots of sponsor gifts are waiting for you.

P.S They can also help you out with Russian Visa’s as well, just send them an email at visa@affiliateconf.com .

I am a bit disappointed I won’t be there but Hoping to hear from you about your experience in the heart of Russia – at Moscow Affiliate Conference this spring!

What to do when your campaign is not profitable!

Hey Guys ! Its been a long time since I posted something on this blog due to health issues and other time management issues and a busy schedule..

I took a long break from writing something, so today I thought I would write write a quick post about one of the most commonly asked questions about making campaigns profitable.  It’s always a difficult question to answer without knowing anything about the campaign or its details, But i will try to point out a few things which would always help you out to tweak your campaigns. As not every campaign is profitable at the start and you don’t make money.

Failed cpa campaign

How it feels when your campaigns fail.

Know when to direct link or use landing page 

One of the biggest problems is affiliates are creating landing pages and the majority of people who face failures  can’t be bothered to create landing pages. I am not implying that direct linking doesn’t work at all it does but in some cases , Specially when we talk about pay per sale offers, it’s almost impossible to convert them with direct linking .. Unless you are promoting a well known brand or an offer which has a persuasive pre-sell page. The biggest advantage you get with the landing pages is that you can create multiple angles.

For example lets say I am promoting an email submit about Iphone 6…

Such offers have been running for years now, Now if i am direct linking the prospect will get this message ” Get a chance to win a free Iphone 7 by signing up to offer ”

If i use the same offer with a landing page, I can easily use Christmas as my angle and deliver a message which says something like this ” Double your Christmas celebrations by getting a chance to win free Iphone 7 ”

Now by using the landing page I wrapped same old campaign into a Christmas Special Offer. Which is not something people are used to everyday, I simply made it more believable by using Christmas as a reason my prospects should believe/follow me…

If you don’t want to work on landing pages at least ask your affiliate manager or advertiser to provide you with the new or different offer links. On any reasonable offer,   advertisers would be happy to help you out and get you different offer landing pages. If you have good volume the advertisers won’t hesitate to get some new offer landing pages created for you as well.

Figure out the problem

So you got a campaign up and running but after a few conversions and spending 3x or 4x amount of payout you stopped the campaign because its not making you any profits. While quitting or blaming traffic source/ CPA network is easy The real job, the difficult task is to read your data and find out the mistakes you made, Maybe you are not getting enough CTR, or your landing page is bad and the offer isn’t receiving enough clicks, or your offer is receiving traffic but its not converting. Maybe some of the   bad keywords are eating up your whole campaign budget and the ones which convert do not have enough budget allocated to them or they simply need increase in their bids. This is the best time to sit back and find out where you are making mistakes and study the data you have been collecting on your tracker and consult your traffic network and your CPA Network affiliate managers. One piece of advise I always give to people under my CPA Marketing coaching program  is to never hesitate in asking questions, As this is what helps you most and this is why your CPA networks and your Traffic Networks have hired their account managers; to help you out! So feel free to seek advise from your account managers if you are unable to figure out the problems in your campaign. Its always a best idea to test your offer yourself to make sure its conversion pixels fire before starting advertising campaigns.

Collect Data !

So you hear from someone that they are making good money on a specific traffic source and you just jump into that traffic source and find it hard to make your campaigns profitable? Here is the reality, Every traffic source is hard to convert, the only difference between you and the person who is printing money from the same traffic source is that the successful person you are trying to copy has data on that traffic network. Lets talk about a few traffic networks here; Leadimpact, many people would complain about their their rubbish traffic quality but what they forget is that successful people have collected enough data with them that they are able to filter out bad traffic sources, Same is the case with Pop Ads, Zero Park, Cash ads , 7 Search, many other similar networks and Native Adnetworks.

By data I don’t only mean your converting keywords but also the traffic source ids and in native ads placements and widget ids. Once you have a adequate collection of the sources in your data, you can easily filter out the bad traffic sources in your networks and spend your budget on the sources which provide you converting traffic. It’s never hard to mail your Adnetwork and ask them for their tracking features ( what you can track ) and their tracking tokens.

These were a few tips i wanted to share with you guys today , Do let me know if you have any questions by making comments below.

Adcombo CPA Network Review

Hey guys today I wanted to write about a network I came across a few days ago, Its called “Adcombo“. Normally I don’t write about networks but after working with their team and learning how serious they were about their network I decided to check it out by signing up..

Adcombo cpa network

Adcombo homepage

I must say I really liked their homepage and it’s very unusual for a network in the CPA Industry  to have good looking websites, ( have a look at my blog) but Adcombo has really made a very positive change in this industry and their homepage really looks awesome and gives a great first impression.

What Adcombo has to offer!

Quick and Easy Account Approval

This is  a big headache, especially for newbies these days, I have noticed that the waiting time for the account approval process with majority of  CPA networks is increasing more and more.  CPA Networks are understaffed and have no staff to manage everything properly or their affiliate managers are too busy with managing their existing affiliates( A few very popular networks are best examples).  This results in new affiliates waiting for weeks to get their accounts approved, With Adcombo that account approval time is decreased down to 24 hours, which is great for those affiliates who are tired of waiting for weeks to get approved on CPA Networks. As long as you are sending legit traffic and you know the basics of affiliate marketing you shouldn’t have any problem with the approval process at all .

Easy Payment Terms

Once again unlike many other networks Adcombo provides the best possible payment terms for affiliates. Their minimum payment threshold is $50 which is really helpful especially when you are just starting out! Aside from their minimum payment threshold, they also offer a weekly payment option as well, and their payment options include; Paypal, Payoneer, WebMoney and Wire transfer. These are the most flexible payment terms in whole industry and thats what I really love about Adcombo .. Because money is important right?

Variety of Offers and Geos

With growing competition in Western countries, It’s sometimes really hard to find something which can make you a big profit margin, and so you have to get out of the western market and look around for offers from the countries where there is less competition. In main stream CPA Networks its really hard to find solid offers from different non competitive geo,  I am sure my readers who have been promoting mobile will understand what i am talking about… For example lets talk about India , Pakistan South Asia and the Middle East. These countries are full of potential and they are almost untouched so far, from affiliate marketing. You won’t find many offers for these countries in your mainstream CPA Networks this means there is almost no competition or not many affiliates are promoting in these countries .. Adcombo have hundreds of offers from different countries, giving you a chance to pick up offers for geo of your choice..

adcombo offers

adcombo offers

Responsive Team

There is nothing more annoying than having an affiliate manager who never helps you or answers the questions you ask from them, or even when they do, they give you a canned response. I have seen in almost all networks except 2,3 networks, the majority of affiliate managers will never try to make extra effort to help you out.

adcombo built in support

adcombo built in support system

With Adcombo you are assigned a dedicated affiliate manager who will make sure all your questions are answered on time and they will do their best to help you out. They have also got a built in support area within their CPA Network interface, so you don’t have to goto your email inbox or open skype to get in touch with your affiliate manager. You can simply open a ticket from your network account dashboard.   The awesome support they offer to their affiliates is what I love the most about Adcombo; their team! I would advise you to ask for Ella as your affiliate manager ..

So far my experience with Adcombo has been excellent , Now it’s your turn to join them and let me know what you think by making comments below!

MyAdMarket – Ad Serving Platform with the X Factor

What is MyAdMarket?

MyAdMarket is an all-in-one ad serving platform that offers everything that ad networks, advertisers, publishers and affiliates need, to run a successful advertising business. MyAdMarket’s integrated ad serving solutions enables them to manage, report and optimize all of their online advertising campaigns. All of this is done with MyAdMarket’s attractive and clear user interface. MyAdMarket enables easy monitoring all of relevant campaign information in real time on a customizable dashboard.

 

myadmarket dashboard

myadmarket dashboard

What Makes MyAdMarket the Best in the Business

MyAdMarket not only offers a great interactive interface, but it has innovative features that will allow you to offer flexible services to your advertisers and affiliates, while allowing you to ensure the quality of the traffic on your network.

Ad Media eXchange (AMX)

Does your network have too much traffic and too few affiliates/publishers, or vice versa?

MyAdMarket makes connecting and buying from other ad networks a simple process. MyAdMarket can connect your ad network with other ad networks through the Ad Exchange feature, where the network can look for ad buyers and/or ad sellers without creating multiple accounts or searching on multiple platforms. It’s all done through our system.

  • Hassle-free connection with ad buyers and/or ad sellers
  • Easy centralized billing system for all ad buyers and ad sellers
  • Import offers through 3rd party systems within one platform
  • Centralized reporting for ad buyers and ad sellers
  • Add buyer or seller suggestions to network by ad format or geographical statistics
myadmarket Adexchange

myadmarket Adexchange

Cost Per X-Metric (CPX)

Has an advertiser or affiliate that is very particular about their ROI and/or ad dimensions?

MyAdMarket allows your ad network to set its own price points and cost metrics. You’ll be able to advertise any cost metrics in any combination.

With MyAdMarket you won’t have to limit the options for your advertisers. MyAdMarket supports all cost metrics in online advertising, and allows you to mix and match the different options to design the best campaign for your customer. This will make it easier to meet specific ROI goals. MyAdMarket also accommodates affiliates’ preferences for campaigns with ads in specific formats.

  • Combine cost metrics according to advertisers’ ROI goals
  • Create campaigns to accommodate advertisers’ needs
  • Flexibility to target/untarget specific cost metrics for affiliates
  • Optimization using Big Data for all cost metrics
  • ROI conversion tracking for advertisers and affiliates for all cost metrics
myadmarket cost metrics

myadmarket cost metrics

Traffic Quality IndeX (TQX)

Want to run an ad network that advertisers and affiliates can trust?

Ad networks can use the built-in Traffic Quality Engine to measure and manage the network’s overall traffic quality. This large built-in database of audited and scored traffic is included with the platform.

Build good relationships with your advertisers by providing transparent and easily understood auditing for your affiliates’ traffic. MyAdMarket has a built-in traffic quality engine that provides a Traffic Quality Score. This system rates the traffic of each impression on a scale of 1 to 100 in terms of quality. MyAdMarket also provide traffic quality report which allows you to understand the overall traffic quality. Ad networks can view the quality of their traffic sources to significantly improve traffic acquisition costs and monetization.

  • Deliver higher quality traffic to advertisers
  • Protect and strengthen direct advertiser’s relationships
  • Easy investigation into advertiser’s complaints
  • Third party auditing to quantify advertiser benefit
  • Real-time traffic auditing
Traffic Quality Engine

Traffic Quality Engine

Other Convenient Features of MyAdMarket

  • Compatible with all ad formats – MyAdMarket supports all media, including graphical banners, text banners, inline text, pop-under, video, interstitial, etc.
  • User Friendly Advertiser/Affiliate Login/Management – Advertisers get access to their own account page to check campaigns and reports at any time.
  • User-Friendly Affiliate Login/Management – Publishers can get access to select offers, get ad tags and check traffic/earning reports at any time.
  • Advertiser Whitelist – Separate the wheat from the chafe with this convenient feature. Advertisers can whitelist affiliates with great traffic to build up a stable of reliable affiliates.
  • Bookmark Accounts – Users can bookmark accounts to get quick access of regular accounts.
  • Campaign Caps – Set traffic caps to specific campaigns for optimization.
  • Customizable Dislay and Layout – Change personal skin preference and move widgets according to preference.
  • Third Party Integration – Quick access through API to retrieve new offers from third party networks on different platforms.
  • Real-Time Traffic Reporting – These reports are available in real-time: hourly report, daily report, advertiser report, campaign report, affiliate report, site report.
  • Unlimited Number of Advertisers and Affiliates – Ad networks can have an unlimited number of advertisers and affiliates within their network, running all/any cost metrics.
  • Hardware Targeting – Target to all types or specific types of computing hardware.
  • ISP Targeting – Target or untarget specific ISPs within the campaign.
  • Language Targeting – Target to all or specific languages, such as English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Arabic, French, Russian, or Korean.