CPA Monetization of free downloadable PC games?

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Which CPA offers would you use to monetize free downloadable PC games? I don't mean big company games, I mean independent developed casual games that are not sold, but offered for free; think retro 1990s era graphics, 2d games for free. I imagine I would use the free game sign ups like Gaia Online and others. Can any of you steer me in the right direction here? I am not currently a member of any CPA networks but I have been reading quite a lot about it lately.

Thanks in advance for all who kindly reply
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    Its glad you have made a good post on this subject there are many ways and a few Wso's that have been on this subject the best one i got was by a warrior well respected around here called Imran Nassem were he shown a few tools to make up a facebook application,Could not remember what it was called but yeah i would advise staying away from Gaia Gold because the site is very dogey they ban people for stupid reasons, There was a wso using Gaia gold and marketing with cpa recently and a lot of people from the forum were getting slapped by the site for bizarre reasons.

    I would use games such as ruinscape and world of warcraft however they charge 5 to 20 dollars a month i beleive to implement a membership but you can design a page and use a widget for cpa networks such as cpalead whch is the easy cpa network to get into. My friend james and myself have been using the ruinscape method and it works great so im hoping to bring a wso with this infomation once we do the initial tests.

    hope that helps
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    • Profile picture of the author charlesartist
      l23bc,

      Thanks, that's definitely helpful. So am I clear, you drive traffic to a website with a Runescape or WOW cpa widget and then the monetization is when the lead signs up for a $5 to $20/month membership? Correct?

      The kinds of game I'm thinking about would definitely be of similar genre to Runescape/WOW. Do you know of any info or someone with direct experience on if the freebie game download to this kind of a site works?

      Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    HI again

    Well i just seen your comment back and its not that simple.I have 3 ways so the first one is a script i purchased from a CPAlead Marketplace seller and use it on Facebook

    To see the script working please follow the link(No affilate program in link)
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/dfdf/108639412501279

    Thats for a offer for a xbox360 game points. But with the script i can use it for games or online games such as mafia wars,wow or Ruinscape since the traffic is already there on facebook

    Note if you just sign up to ruinscape,spam people to get to your game then offer them cpa you just get blacklisted or reported to the cpa networks for black hat actions

    Hope that helps
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    • Profile picture of the author charlesartist
      Originally Posted by l23bc View Post

      HI again

      Well i just seen your comment back and its not that simple.I have 3 ways so the first one is a script i purchased from a CPAlead Marketplace seller and use it on Facebook

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      Thats for a offer for a xbox360 game points. But with the script i can use it for games or online games such as mafia wars,wow or Ruinscape since the traffic is already there on facebook

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      Andrew,

      you are promoting it on facebook when you enter groups and discussions about WOW, Runescape, and Mafia Wars? Much like a promo script sig file on your posts and comments?
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      • Profile picture of the author l23bc
        Originally Posted by charlesartist View Post

        Andrew,

        you are promoting it on facebook when you enter groups and discussions about WOW, Runescape, and Mafia Wars? Much like a promo script sig file on your posts and comments?
        Not really the script on facebook is viral so its on auto pilot(I hate that term but neverless)

        I simply add my link to sites in the link section on fanpages which, fanpages ask and approve doing so instead of many marketers who come on facebook and just leave ramdom "make money online or lose weight fast" links in some fanpages which leaves the facebook fanpage creators get Highly annoyed of the sites.

        If you go to the make money online secton fanpages of facebook you see what i mean. So many people come on with ptc,matrix Mlm marketing plans systems such as bux.to or spiderwebsystem or GDI domains to get people intrested thats why alot of fans decline from joining up after a short while.

        It just boils down to how you use the script because i have seen a few"Ex Girlfriends cheated on me-So want to see the naughty pictures" posts on facebook which attracts male attension or niches like mma fighting or UFC fights.Facebook is normally what i use it for is to comment with user users and just swap infomation in a non marketer way then just have the fanpage up for people to see such as the free xbox360 points one above in last post.

        As for the sig links if you mean on the warrior forum One is my website.the others are Just my Favorate CPA networks of all time (Im with 5 CPA networks but cpalead and peerfly are my favorate and very easy for the newbie CPA beginner to get into,

        thats why in this internet marketing forum i show this infomation to other's who are struggling to get into CPA networks. There is no reward for me showing what i like or whom i like on the CPA network. Its not affilate links so i gain no profit from it but a big smile on my face when people get accepted and do well using CPAnetworks.





        Im not exactly Promoting it on Facebook and apoligise for using that term in my explaination. What i merley do is create fanpages using fbml(Facebook markup language) on fanpages and using a script i purchased form Cpalead Marketplace.

        Asd for my sig files There my own domains and own sites which show what CPAnetworks I mostly use and enjoy workin with

        One last thing also i only added my favorate network sites in my sig last week after this post so apoligise for showing that in the message also.
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesartist
    Again, helpful.

    Yeah, to be clear, Im not interesed in any black hat tactics and that's not what I was referring to. Better the long term white hat, build a brand methods than the short term, quick and dirty and temporary cash methods for me, thanks.

    Andrew (hope im not being a pest with all the questions), or anybody that knows,

    Without spamming methods, but just with normal promo like sig files, tweets, etc to drive traffic to the free download game, what if I put a link in the game (intro screen, etc.). That link is to a cpa landing page (wordpress probably) and I refresh that page with the best most relevant offer of the month regularly? For example, it doesn't make sense to me to put an ingame link to an offer that will not be there a few months from now, or even a couple years from now. Is this workable? Or would you link it to your facebook page and put it there?
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    • Profile picture of the author l23bc
      I would put it to facebook or twitter my self then direct linking, I only do direct linking in ppc traffic so i could not answer that one sorry, The reason i would use facebook or twitter is because the traffic is already there its more of a question of finding out the offer you have is going to be profitable in promoting.


      hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    One last one for you

    There are many methods for earning money on Facebook, most of which involve obtaining a Fan Page/Group with as many members as possible. If used correctly, you can bring in a few thousand per day until the Facebook Page/Group gets banned.

    To start I will explain the two methods I use:

    #1 - Providing Mafia Wars Strategy Guides to users who play the game on Facebook. This game is huge and has millions of users and thousands of fan pages. What you will do is find a few strategy guides for Mafia Wars online (easily found via Google) and create a website for it using CPALead Widget. Its best to use the easy converting surveys for this method.

    Once you have created the page it's time to create a few fake friend accounts and start adding friends that play Mafia Wars. The easiest way to get these friends is to become a fan of the Official Mafia Wars Page and go into the discussion board for this fan page. On the discussion board you will find email lists containing hundreds of emails for you to invite along with dozens of posts for you to post "add me" in. Also do a Facebook search for other Mafia Wars Fan pages and join them all, once you join repeat the same process in their discussion boards. It should only take you one day to reach 1000 Mafia Wars friends, you want to limit your friends list to 1000 per account so you don't get the account locked.

    The next thing you do is create a fan page just like all the ones you just joined! Its easiest to replicate one of the larger fan pages you have already seen with 500,000+ friends. Once you create the fan page you need to use the friend accounts you made to join this page and suggest the page to all of your friends on those accounts. Before you know it there will be thousands of fans on your page.

    The longer you let each fan page grow the more beneficial it will be for you (20K+Fans is best). From here, all you need to do is send a mass email or wall post to all your fans! Title the email something like, "Free Mafia Wars Strategy Guide." Send it out to everyone and the money will roll in like you have never seen before.

    Be sure to never make posts on your friend accounts as you will need these to create more fan pages once your old ones get locked!

    Don't stop with Mafia Wars! There are dozens of other applications you can do this with that have millions of users. This is one of my biggest earners and can be duplicated incredibly fast once you get the hang of it.

    #2 - Create/Buy general Fan Pages and use them to promote a general niche. Using the same friend accounts you made earlier you can create even larger fan pages that attract more general users. These types of Fan Pages can get millions of users much easier than Mafia Wars and can make a ridiculous amount of money. What you need to do is spend the day creating tons of general Fan Pages that all users can relate with or that they may find funny. Things like "I <3 Sleep" "I had to blow on video games when I was a kid" "Texting during awkward situations" etc.

    Now use your friends accounts to spread all of your Fan Pages and watch them grow. Once they are large enough use them to promote things that are very general such as Movies, TV, Shows, Games, and perhaps some software.

    It's also very easy to spend the day searching for Fan Pages that are large and asking the owner if they would like to sell the page. It's not hard to find someone who will sell an amazing Fan page for a few hundred dollars or less.

    If you want to get away from Mafia Wars friends, you can use the program Facebook Blaster Pro from any warez forum and use it to add friends from any Niche you want! You can use this to target any audience you want and receive much higher conversions.

    You can also and buy pre-made Facebook accounts containing 1000 friends for a low price between 5-10$.

    This same concept on Facebook can also be applied using Twitter, however I've learned it's not nearly as effective but still can bring in thousands if done properly. If you want twitter friends you can find many sites on Google that will help you add followers or you can download the bot named "TweetAdder"

    YouTube


    YouTube is an amazing way to promote any site if done correctly, most people simply do it wrong. YouTube commenting is great, however the secret to doing it good is by using the video filter to only show the most recently added videos! The reason this is best is because you will be one of the first few comments that all users will be able to see and within a few weeks many of the videos you commented on will reach thousands of views while you are still the only commenter. After a while you will get lucky enough to be the first comment on a video that shoots up to a million views. I've noticed this works 10X better than posting on random popular videos.

    You can find people who will do thousands of comments for you on many forums such as Digitalpoint or here at warrior forum.

    Another method is creating Videos. You will notice that pretty much every niche for Videos appears saturated but I will teach you the trick into beating them. This works best with TVShows and Movies but can be applied to many niches. All you need to do is create Videos in advance to give you an edge of the people who create their videos last minute. For example, if you know a movie is coming out next month create a video for it today. By the time movie actually comes out you will already have thousands of views which will rank you above all the people who make their videos last minute. Just don't forget to put the link to your site in the video or description.

    There are many types of Videos you can make on YouTube that will bring you tons of money if you link them to a CPALead Widget.

    Examples:

    1. Game Key Generators: Young kids don't have the money to spend on buying tons of keys for games, they will fill out surveys like CRAZY!

    2. How to get a FREE IPhone: People search on YouTube all the time for hints on how to get free stuff! Not just phones either.

    Just think about what I've told you here and browse around YouTube, you will find dozens more Videos to make!

    Get Massive Traffic!

    1. Digg and StumbleUpon - What you do here is submit your website and get people to blast your submissions with diggs and stumbles. All you need to do is search BlueFartworld/Digitalpoint and find people who offer these services. It's very cheap to hire someone with thousands of accounts to boost your submissions. Doing this every few days can earn a boost anywhere from 1-20K traffic per day for many days in a row.

    2. Google Trends - http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends?sa=X

    Google Trends lists all the hot searches and topics for the day. The way to take advantage of this is by finding/writing an article about a few of the hot trends and adding them to your CPALead site. Once that is done submit your page to Digg and other social bookmarking sites. This should get your page indexed very fast since it's such a popular search for the day. This can also earn you anywhere from 1-20K traffic per day for many days in a row.

    3. Buy links! - Using buysellads.com can be an amazing way to get thousands of users per day to the site. You can buy banner spots on many top Alexa websites for an incredibly cheap price. You will earn your money back with ease.
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesartist
    This last post is what the warrior forum is all about.

    SOMEBODY THANK THIS GUY BESIDES JUST ME!

    Seriously, I have paid money for less valuable information just yesterday. Good material for a WSO or a War Room report. Here I was thinking inside the box of just using free downloadable games and you just opened it up for me on a whole other level.

    Thank YOU!
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  • Profile picture of the author BillyA
    That may have been the best, most informative couple of posts I have seen on here. Thank you so much I23bc!
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    NOt a problem

    If you need any more help please pm me and thanks for reading up i love helping people out on this great forum
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    if anyone wants to learn more tips and tricks with cpa and facebook then watch out for my wso next week its going to have videos and a excellent infomation package all for 10 bucks also, im just working on the wso at the minuite.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Chase
      Originally Posted by l23bc View Post

      if anyone wants to learn more tips and tricks with cpa and facebook then watch out for my wso next week its going to have videos and a excellent infomation package all for 10 bucks also, im just working on the wso at the minuite.
      Have you completed your WSO yet? I'm really interested if you have... That post earlier (#9) was one of the most helpful I've ever seen!
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    works with anything the thing is with CPA is thinking out of the box and just using your own imagination as long as you stick to your terms of services with your network.
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    • Profile picture of the author zorus
      how do you "suggest the page to all of your friends" since select one by one is kinda slow?
      thanks


      Originally Posted by l23bc View Post

      works with anything the thing is with CPA is thinking out of the box and just using your own imagination as long as you stick to your terms of services with your network.
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      • Profile picture of the author l23bc
        Normally i wont do that i'll just use a simple fbml script to do all that which i have purchased from cpalead market place. The thing is to make it go viral (Meaning people will invite people for you)


        here how it works on one of my scripts on fb.

        -How it works-
        1. User visits site on facebook.

        2. Their ip is automatically logged and inserted into the database.
        3. User copies referral link and pastes it to all of their friends (if your content is good on facebook).
        4. Friends of the original user do the same thing as him/her.
        5. By this time, the user should already have enough referrals to access your content, and they click, "Redeem".
        6. User is redirected to a verificaion page that checks their referrals to see if they can afford the item, otherwise they are redirected to the main page.
        7. If the user can afford it, it displays a button that has CPALead widget attached to it.
        8. User does a survey and a download link is displayed on your widget (must be a file download widget).
        9. User clicks the link and is sent to the redeem page that once again checks their referrals to see if they can afford the item. If they can, it displays the prize of your choice (that is in the database - I usually provide a link to the prize)
        10. You get a lead and all of their friends and their friends friends are doing it, too.
        11. In time you will be a few dollars richer.

        Hope that explains everything a lot clearer.


        Originally Posted by zorus View Post

        how do you "suggest the page to all of your friends" since select one by one is kinda slow?
        thanks
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