Financial Problems and newbie affiliates

cpa marketing budgetCPA Marketing or Affiliate marketing is considered as one of the best ways to make money online, and it really is the best way. It is also a business model, which you can use to make a living working from home, without being answerable to anyone, or following a 9 to 5 routine. Thats why it is a big attraction for new people who are looking to make money online.. In fact it was the business model which made me what I am today and that’s what I am now known for. A few years back, I was dying to get any kind of job or up for anything as long as it could pay me something between RS 2500- 7000 which makes hardly 25 to 70 dollars. There was a time I was doing two jobs one as a website developer, a 6 hour job and I wasn't paid a single dime screw you CNI UK and Abid Kazmi  and another; I was also working for a call center for 2500 Pakistani rupees where I had to make calls for almost 8 hours. I needed money desperately at the time to support my education, and later to support my family. Nothing else but the Internet was the source which made me money and made me stand on my own feet (I have written about it in detail in my article From zero to Dubai life – Journey of an enterpurner.)

Let’s get back to the subject of todays post instead of boring you with what I did and how. However, I would like to tell you why I am repeating all this again. The reason being that I almost, if not every day, or every week, get contacted by people who are in financial trouble and want to get out of it and more than that, those who have lost their wealth on buying all the courses (specially WSOs about how to make money), and courses related to CPA Marketing. Now those same people are struggling to pay even their bills and there are many people who actually (without informing their parents or family members) HAVE lost money on buying all these courses and now they are finding it hard to hide their secrets, and by some means want to earn what they have lost.

There are many cases where a few people when they find all these shiny products and make $1000 a day formulas, Borrow money from their friends and family members on promise that they will return with profit and those in developed countries, Use their credit cards and start spending money on courses and WSOs like water ... I am not saying that these courses are a waste of money, i personally have learned a lot from these courses, a few i would like to mention are; the ones released by Kenster and Traffic Black Book, they have taught me a lot of things i never knew. I also have a PPV course which i am selling on warrior forum.
The biggest problem with the majority of people who have such problems, is they don’t know how and where to spend money, they’re greedy. Let me tell you, without a doubt, CPA Marketing will make you tons of money but it will take time. It’s just like any other real life business, just like opening a new coffee shop. You won’t make thousands in profit from day one… It will take time for you to get regular and loyal customers, if you are expecting to make $1000 on day one, just because you have invested $1000 on your coffee shop setup, You are wrong. You will have to build a reputation and standards, you will only get customers when people around you will know that you have opened a shop with good standards. Which might take months. If you don’t know how to make coffee, you will lose customers till the day you become a master at making coffee. The same applies with affiliate marketing, before you start making money you will have to learn how to drive traffic, and to do that you will have to invest some money. How much you will have to invest depends on you. How early you can pick up things and learn the ropes? If you are a quick learner you will do it easily, if not, you will take some time.

Now this is where people suck. When you have borrowed money from someone, obviously you wont tell them “I am borrowing money off you so I can learn how to drive traffic”. Instead, you will give them a time and say ” I will return you, “X” amount on “X” date”. Once you land in the reality world you will realize it’s not that easy as you were thinking. Credit goes to you and your Push Button gurus who tell you all these formulas to make a few buck sales and then you are stuck. The same happens with those having Credit Cards in their hands and that’s one of the reason I still don’t use or own a credit card (Biggest reason is horror stories about people Banks and  credit cards in Dubai) , I only buy those things and products which I can afford by upfront payment in full. Even before that, I make sure that before making a purchase I have enough money in my accounts to cover other things. The Push Button Gurus are experts at this. Once you make a purchase they will show you another Shiny Golden Egg Product without which you cant survive and here you go; you will make another purchase and once you implement those ideas and methods, As you haven’t tried them before, so you fail. Soon you will give up and move on to next shiny product and expect money to fall from the sky.  And at the end when you have bills in hands or someone knocking on your door to collect money you owe them, you will try to escape that situation in every possible way, but there will be no escape when you are 0.

How to avoid these problems

Now here are a few tips which can help you to avoid such problems

  • If you are in need of quick cash better face reality and find yourself a job.
  • Consider building backup amount before entering into online ventures.
  • Make a proper SWOT analysis plan.
  • If you are short on cash start with free traffic methods and than once you have enough cash (at least $2500 to be safe , start playing with paid traffic if you have no prior experience at all.)
  • Find some alternative income source (freelancing,job or anything ) using which you can generate enough cash which can bare your advertising and learning expenses.
  • Learn Patience , Stick to one thing instead of jumping from one traffic source to another or jumping from one business model to another.
  • Stop looking for shortcuts and make a commitment with yourself that you will make it happen and wont give up , If you have taken action dont loose hope and keep doing what you are doing.
  • try to gain as much experience as possible.
  • Know your traffic source and the tools you are using.(Many people even don`t know how to setup a link and they jump into paid traffic and loose money by making foolish mistakes.
  • Never loose hope, Work hard and you will achieve success.
  • When buying a course or a product make sure you know who is selling it and make sure you do research about the person who is releasing it , Know if he is making living off selling courses every month or he actually does what he preach.
  • Get rid of financial dependency, If you borrow money from anyone that will create a huge pressure on your mind and you will be afraid of loosing money which will have negative impact on you and your campaigns and you wont be able to make it.
  • Know your traffic source, Know what you are doing and know what you are promoting.

 

P.S.  Purpose of this post is not to discourage anyone or keep them away from Affiliate/CPA Marketing, It is not necessary to have a fat wallet in order to succeed online as there are many ways to generate free traffic and even with paid traffic those who know what they are doing can easily make campaigns successful by investing very small amounts of money. However if you are starting from scratch without knowing what you are doing and where you are spending money its better to learn and educate yourself first and than enter into paid traffic world.

Let me know if you agree with me or not and also let me know the reason by making comment below..

Kenster`s Six Figure Alliance is Back!!

Guess who is back to blow minds and generate success?
Yes that’s right it’s Kenster’s mastermind private coaching offer is back after 4 Months  !! This offer has been blasted out to our subscribers and readers each time it comes about(Check out May opening announcement here  ) because it is something we don’t want you to miss. Kenster is a well-known Internet Marketer and coach, he has inspired and taught many newbies, currents and big shot individuals. So if this is the first time you are reading this you are probably thinking well he is just like any other coach or mentor, promises the same? NO, NO, STOPPP…. We wouldn’t sell yousuch things, and we also wouldn’t review or promote it EACH TIME IT’S OUT if we didn’t think its first class for our subscribers and readers!

kensterSo who is Kenster?

As stated above Kenster is a well-known IMer and a very inspirational individual. He believes in honesty and empowering to succeed, he teaches with drive and determination to make his students successful. Obviously he has a gain and profit from his charges but he is not a money driven individual. Kenster believes in quality not quantity, this is why he like to LIMIT his coaching spots (GRAB IT QUICK). His ethics revolve around getting you the best out of his mentoring/coaching. He teaches things from mind set, to the tools you need, to the pros and cons and the dos and don’ts. Now that’s all maybe basics that a mentor should teach right? But Kensters ways are PROVEN right. Ok let’s move on to something not so “Common” He will also go through how to use aspects such as freedom and flexibility in working. He will help you learn how to ADAPT to that freedom and flexibility. That is something that is pretty awesome, to work when you want, be able to manage time to your advantage.

Overflow of info? You have not heard the best thing about Kenster… ESPECIALLY If you don’t know who he is. The best thing about Kenster is that not only did he make himself money… but also helped lots of other people to make money through affiliate marketing. His “RAGS 2 RICHES” produced over 4000 sales, and it helped many people to make a living. Now if that is not inspiration and a TRUE help… I don’t know what is!

Ok so maybe you are thinking he’s too much of a big shot? But he started from the bottom too… he used to sell cheap costume jewellery and novelty items, which taught him how to attract people and generate sales through hthat attraction. Everyone has their own methods but this guy is MIND BLOWING…

So let’s summarize?

Kenster is offering a coaching program about CPA Marketing. He has opened very few limited spots… so you should check it out… if you like it… GRAB IT WITH BOTH HANDS!  He has helped many affiliates to make money. If you are looking for a true coach who can coach “one to one” about CPA marketing get enrolled now in a program where kenster offers 1-1 coaching for six weeks!!

He will cover technical topics like Adsense, Cost per Action (CPA), Affiliate marketing, Selling Ad space, SEO, Product creation etc.

Still not enough? Here are some quotes from people about kenster

“Kenster knows things you can never find out when working alone, it is a lot to do with approach, and how you approach work when you get your CPA offers… This will be the biggest and best CPA course you will join, this CPA course can be life changing for you also.”

– J.Bold (Former student)

“Kenster is an inspirational and motivational mentor, his experience and knowledge is something that you will not find anywhere, his methods are proven to work if you follow it through right.” 

– M.Luwani (Former student)

I would personally also recommend this coaching because I have worked and communicated with kenster on a work basis. The conversations and the help he has given me has been fantastic, he is a easy going guy who wants to help people and share his knowledge and experience. “Kenster is a very good and successful coach who has been doing it for a long time, he allows you to build your skills as you go along.” 

-Justin Weeler (Somebody who doesn’t know anything about CPA, or doesn’t even want to learn) What more could you want? You know this is for you, this can be YOUR big break and the helping hand you need.

JUST CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT AND AVAIL YOUR CHANCE AT SUCCESS

Interview with Stephen Stepanik Founder of CPA Infinity, LLC

Founder of CPA Infinity
We are excited to present  another interview related to our interview series where we interview different people from Affiliate industry. If you would like us to interview you please contact us at contact@kjrocker.com …

In today`s interview  we are interviewing Stephen Stepanik founder of  CPA Infinity Affiliate network . if you have any questions or anything you would like to share please feel free to let us know by making comments at the end of this post.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you? Where do you live?

My name is Stephen Stepanik, I’m currently 20 years old and I live in Pennsylvania.

2. How long have you been working in this industry, and how did you get involved? What was your first money maker?

I have been working in the industry for more years than I could count, if I remember correctly, since I was about 14. I got involved in a unique way. At a certain age everyone gets the mentality of “I need money” – at the age of 14 it’s not “I need money for bills” or anything of the sort, but I was in that mentality and I’ve been on computers ever since I was about 5 or 6 on MSDOS. So I took my love of computers and the need of money, combined the two and the end result is internet marketing. My very first money maker (over $1,000) was via Email Marketing for Adult Friend Finder.

3. What is the most expensive thing you ever bought?

The most expensive thing I’ve ever purchased was a custom mailing setup. I personally don’t spend my money carelessly, I use my money to make more money, to fund other ventures, to try other avenues of money making out. I would personally rather put $50,000 in to a new company than to purchase a new car. Reason being, the new company could turn that $50,000 in to hundreds of thousands in a few months or years, but all the car could do is get me from point a to point b as well as attract unneeded attention.

4. Please tell us more about CPA Infinity, and what you guys do?

We are a performance based advertising network. We strive to provide the best support industry-wide. We work with the largest companies in the industry to provide the best quality offers for our affiliates which in return brings the best quality leads for our advertisers. Currently we are working with fortune 500 companies whilst we open our advertising division this coming year or early 2014.

5. How does CPA Infinity differentiate from the various networks in the industry and what do you do to set yourself apart?

Our reputation speaks for itself, the only feedback we have is positive, all of our publishers and partners are satisified at the end of the day. We work with everyone as much as possible to be as transparent as possible. For those of you that may be unclear what some people mean by transparent – it means that there’s a clear open line of communication. If there is ever a communication problem with an advertiser – we make sure that it gets resolved as soon as possible. We are setting ourselves apart from other networks by opening an advertising division that will have true zero shaving. Personally I’m not in the industry for the money as much I am to make a difference. I’ve seen the highs and the lows of the industry. We will bring back the top quality offers for everyone out there.

6. What are your plans for the future?

We plan to open up our advertising division later this year or early 2014, we are currently working with several fortune 500 companies, web developers with 10+ years of experience, and web designers with 10+ years of experience to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible so we can offer the highest payouts, the most accurate tracking.

Our advertising divison will be the most unique offers to date allowing publishers as well as networks to change the landing pages design to tweak it “on-the-fly” so the offer(s) that are being promoted can be optimized to the fullest allowing the most revenue to be generated for the publisher, network, and advertiser all in one swoop. After we open our advertising division we plan to open up a tracking platform that will be fully customizable as well as affordable.

7. Being an entrepreneur takes many hours of dedication and hard work.What tips would you give to those who want to take the path of entrepreneurship?

Number one tip of all – never give up. It takes 150% dedication. Every second you’re not working towards your own success there is someone that is creeping up behind you that will pass you in the blink of an eye. Patience is key, success is a marathon, not a sprint, if you’re trained to fight 50 rounds, 12 isn’t anything. Also, remember nothing happens overnight except the coming of a day. You should set a goal, a large goal, then break it down in to sections. Such as – “Make $100,000” from there – take an old fashioned pen and paper, write down every legal way you can do it. If you’re in to doing things online, write down the most profitable ways you have experienced in the past, whether it be selling on eBay/Amazon, or YouTube videos, whatever has been proven profitable. I’m sure since you’re reading this, you’ve at least made an attempt to make money online, if not you should at least take a crack at it. The entrepreneurship path is as much of a struggle as walking on glass is, but if you want it bad enough, and if you’re dedicated, it will take a long time, there will be a lot of struggle, days where you want to quit, but eventually you will make it through and once you do, you will be in the paradise you’ve dreamed of since day one.

8. What are your favourite traffic sources? What niche has worked best for you?

My personal favorite traffic source is Email marketing due to the large ROI and low cost.

But my favorite traffic source as far as publishers go would have to be call centers, pay per click, or email marketing.

The niches that have worked best for us in the long run have been Credit Reporting and Payday.

9. If you could give one tip to the newcomers starting out in this vast growing industry what would it be?

Read, learn, take action, fail, get up and try it again. No matter what someone is selling or claiming, always keep the following thought in the back of your head – “if it’s so good, why are they selling it?” Look at it like this. If I have a “brand new” commercial jet airplane, and I offered it to you for $1,000 – would you purchase it? Before you say yes – think of this. Why am I selling it for $1,000? What is the reasoning? Now, if you have to even ask those questions, it’s too good to be true. If I have a money making method that’s making me $10,000 per day, why would I sell it to you for $100? It’s just not good business. Keep a level head on your shoulders and don’t buy in to hype.

10. Can you tell us some of your most effective marketing methods that you use to drive traffic?

I use Email Marketing to drive traffic. For the reasons of – it’s fairly cheap to setup, it’s opportunities are astronomical, and it’s long-term. Email marketing has stood the test of time. It’s been around for over a decade(10 years) as of 2013, and everyday companies large and small still use it, from the mom-and-pop e-shop to eBay and Amazon.

11. If you could go back in time and do things differently, what one thing would you change?

I wouldn’t change anything for the simple reason of – everything happens for a reason. If I where able to go back and change something whether it be something small or large, I wouldn’t change anything, for the simple reason of – if it where changed, there is nothing saying if I would be where I am today for better or worse. I personally wouldn’t risk it as I am comfortable with where I am for the time being.

12. How can network owners improve affiliate relations?

Communication is key in this industry. Don’t treat this industry as a 9 to 5. If would you would like to treat it as a 9 to 5 job, you can go get a normal job. Everyone in this industry from advertisers to publishers is able to send traffic 24/7, so  If you would like to treat it as a 9 to 5 job, you can go get a normal job. That means there is 16 hours per day that traffic is being sent that there is no one available to monitor it or contact publishers or advertisers. I know a lot of network owners and advertisers take the weekends off, that’s everyone personal choice, but I’m sure that when you first got in to internet marketing, you didn’t think “I’ll only do this from 9am to 5pm and take weekends off” – you more than likely thought “I’m going to do this day and night till I have more money than I can count”. More people should get back to that mentality and we would all see more money than we could imagine.

 

I would like to thank Stephen Stepanik  for taking time out of his busy schedule and sharing his time with us , those of you who are interested to join CPA Infinity click here ~ KJ

Shoe In the money Review

jeremy schoemakerHey there guys! Some of you may have received a mail recently about  Shoe In the money System …I have been receiving very positive response, So I thought I would elaborate and share a bit about him on my blog too . As you all may know, I don’t review any tom, dick and harry… but only well known, real and people I personally know and have dealt with over a long period of time (Well long enough to get to know their ins and outs). Jeremy is one of those I admire and have learnt a lot from I am one of his loyal fans.

So let’s start with some down to earth facts about his background and projects. Shoemaker kicked off his career from Sears (As a sales man), this lead to a job that was only $1 more, but it was the start of something bright….. He worked for a Internet Service Provider (ISP).  As time went on he built his empire and blog.

Moving on, let’s take a look at a few of his achievements so far,

 

He is famous for his Google cheque
Shoe Money

 

  • Featured on many publications;
  • New York post , Forbes.com, Chicago tribune, Bloomberg business week.
  • A blog with with over 30,000 visitors a day
  • Named the most influential person on the internet by Chuck Salter
  • Taking the stage at high ticket seminars and public conferences
  • 11th on power 150s ranking up marketting blogs
  • Schoemaker self-published his autobiography, Nothing’s Changed But My Change: The ShoeMoney Story, in January 2013
  • Been the Top Grossing Affiliate for 5 different networks (Commission Junction, NeverBlue, AzoogleAds, Ads4dough, CPA Empire).
  • Built his own digital advertising network that grew to over 25,000 active publishers and grossing over 2 million a month in revenue by its 3rd month. The company sold after 4 months after launch.
  • Nominated for a Presidential Award for Technology by eBay in 2008.
  • Operated his own Affiliate Network (ShoeMoneyoffers.com) which has done over 10 million in gross revenue to date.
  • Created, produced, launched, marketed, and sold over 15 million dollars of products over the internet.

Now talking about Shoe in the money system, How about if i tell you Jeremy a person to whom Google themselves call and ask to join google ad sense and he kills it in very first month (above cheque screenshot) , About an affiliate marketer who has made millions of dollars in CPA  (not talking about those guys who only make millions of dollars only on sales pages) i am talking about real hardcore cash and he shows proper 100% legit proofs .

And how if he is willing to train you ?  teach you affiliate marketing ?

Seems good ?

Join Shoe In The Money System

 

David Siegel`s email and Online Monies

recently i was reading a news about David Siegel founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, a huge national timeshare company and one of the largest resort developers in the world.  . Here is part of his email which he sent to his employees  i want you to read ,

I started this company over 42 years ago. At that time, I lived in a very modest home. I converted my garage into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you. We didn’t eat in fancy restaurants or take expensive vacations because every dollar I made went back into this company. I drove an old used car, and often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business — hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. Meanwhile, many of my friends got regular jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a nice income, and they spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into this business —-with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford to buy whatever I wanted. Even to this day, every dime I earn goes back into this company. Over the past four years I have had to stop building my dream house, cut back on all of my expenses, and take my kids out of private schools simply to keep this company strong and to keep you employed.

Just think about this – most of you arrive at work in the morning and leave that afternoon and the rest of your time is yours to do as you please. But not me- there is no “off” button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have that freedom. I eat, live, and breathe this company every minute of the day, every day of the week. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. I know many of you work hard and do a great job, but I’m the one who has to sign every check, pay every expense, and make sure that this company continues to succeed. Unfortunately, what most people see is the nice house and the lavish lifestyle. What the press certainly does not want you to see, is the true story of the hard work and sacrifices I’ve made.

 

Ok that was a snippet from his email which he sent out to his employees . Now what this email has to do with Affiliate or CPA marketing, Basically we need to understand all affiliates in this industry are here to make money , to make wealth and unfortunately some people think like making money with CPA or making money online is just about clicking a few buttons and BOOM money will fall from sky , Which is always wrong and specially newbies who are need a few bucks urgently think affiliate marketing is the only way using which they can make a few quick bucks or in more simple words its most easiest job , You wont have to go anywhere you can do it from home and so on . Yes that is true but just like a real business you will have to work really hard , Personally i myself person you know as KJ ,It took me literally two years to reach this point , Where i can make as much as i want , When i started out i was literally broke i had not enough money to pay my next months internet bills, I was a call center agent and to be honest i left that job because i even didn't had enough money to pay for bus.  It was a do and die situation for me and i spent countless days and nights in front of my monitor looking for freelance jobs and driving free traffic to my offers , till today i work 24/7 and when my friends are partying i am working on campaigns ,tweaking them and working on new promoting angel ideas and new promotion methods , Here purpose of mentioning is not to show how hardworking i am or to brag or compare myself to David Siegel lol .The purpose is to understand the  secret to success , If you ask me there is no difference between doing a offline real life   or doing online business , In both cases you will have to use all your energy and use all your efforts , I always say there is no shortcut to success Like it or not , If you are looking to run a long term business then you will have to forget everything and focus only on what you do , on your job. You will have to love what you call a hassle , Yes you may point out my grammatical mistakes on my blog  but you cant disagree with that .People do love to ask bloggers and Successful affiliates how you are making money but they never bother to ask how much time you spend on your business and how much effort you make , How much time you dedicate to your work .

I sometime receive emails where people do ask me to suggest them a campaign and a traffic source which is most easiest and profitable from day one and for that i receive incentives like i will pay you 50% of my earnings etc etc . My reply is always same get a job bro ! Seriously if you cant afford budget for testing your campaigns, Investing on must have tools Simply forget everything and build up your budget first and then start off testing offers .

Making money in CPA or i would like to say  any field of life  does require patience , Hard work ,time and more importantly tons of testing , Even black hatters who use short term strategies to make money do have to work really hard ,   If you cant love what you do i feel sorry for you bro .