POF drained my pocket

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Yesterday I created an ads in POF to test out. I'm quite sure that I insert daily budget to be $10 and Funded my account with $25.

This morning when I woke up, my account was approve. Great.
But ..my account balance is -$1.47!! Only couple of clicks..=(

I just don't understand it burns my money faster than any other network i had joined so far.

I got confused...:s
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    Depending on your bid and demographics POF can give you a lot of impressions and burn your wallet (they charge per impressions, not clicks).

    However, if you set your daily budget to $10 and chose "Distribute ASAP" I think that the maximum that you could have spent is $20, $10 yesterday and $10 today.


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  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    maybe i didnt do research well enough...
    i need to narrow down to the minimum level huh...
    i'll try again later..
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  • Profile picture of the author AylaPress
    Silly question... but what is POF?
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  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    plenty of fish
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  • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
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    I dropped over $750 before I got a winner on there. But it didn't last long, it fizzled out. POF is getting really really saturated.
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  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    i just wanna test, and i just get started with pof...and it now scares me away..=(
    lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde
    I have a different problem, I can't seem to be able to max out my spending limit.
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  • ^^^ unlimited, most people are in your situation. They find a winning campaign, but cant scale it up to get enough traffic to get it going hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    POF is not a monster, it's just different. I Have now 2 campaigns going well with them. One of them took me a while to turn a profit, but now my ROI is pretty good (about 100%).

    However, POF is different than Google, Yahoo!, Bing or even Facebook. People's mindset is very different and they work with CPM instead of CPC. Maybe some marketers may think that it doesn't make a big difference, but it does.

    I'm not sharing too much information on this forum about POF because I'm still "testing" their platform and I don't want to mislead anyone. However, I don't think it's saturated or very hard to work with. It's just different than most traffic sources out there, so the learning curve can be a bit longer.


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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliatebuddy
    1. POF .. hard to monetize
    2. $25 is quite less to learn and get success in ppc

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  • Profile picture of the author dmayne
    When I check POF you had to deposit more than $25 has that changed?
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  • Profile picture of the author KC-Coop
    Since PoF is on a CPM based model you can burn through money pretty quickly if you don't target things properly.

    You won't be able to test an offer with $25 though - so you may want to re-evaluate your budgeting strategy.

    Make sure you use as many of the targeting options as possible to narrow down the demographics based on your offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterwrecker
    If $25 drained your pocket stay away from POF or any other paid traffic source.
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    • Profile picture of the author Clyde
      Originally Posted by RyanEagle View Post

      Bidding was probably too high - have you tried any of their international inventory?
      BIRDMAN, I'm trying to push that specific offer that recently became hot and I'm having trouble scaling up man. Uhm.. I'll try something from Mr.Green and see what's up.

      My bidding is high I think.
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      • Profile picture of the author Obelisk
        POF marketing is not JUST dating....it's simple demographic targeting and then tweaking...If you are doing dating like 99.99999% of the other knuckleheads out there then be prepared to make minimal margins (though it is doable, but you will need to be patient and SMARTER).

        If you step outside of the proverbial 'Dating Box' it's a friggin goldmine!

        some dumbass course came out a couple months ago pushing it and showed all dating examples...may have worked back in the day but now you must be smarter...

        Think Demographics!!!

        come to think of it, Marketing is pretty much being able to identify your target demopgraphic, figuring out what pushes their buttons, then providing them a viable solution...so it's really no mystery.

        My best guess would be you went broad and got punched in the jaw....now how will you react?

        Think of it this way, you didn't lose money, you just lost a little skin in a life-long lesson (can your credit card company Repo experience?).

        If you go back and evaluate your campaign(s) I am sure you will see huge pockets that you missed out on the first run. target with laser beam accuracy!

        Happens to me all the time, make note of what went wrong then don't repeat it.

        Hope that helps, but you're on the right track.

        Chris
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        • Profile picture of the author rvrabel2002
          Originally Posted by smithsts View Post

          POF marketing is not JUST dating....it's simple demographic targeting and then tweaking...If you are doing dating like 99.99999% of the other knuckleheads out there then be prepared to make minimal margins (though it is doable, but you will need to be patient and SMARTER).

          If you step outside of the proverbial 'Dating Box' it's a friggin goldmine!

          some dumbass course came out a couple months ago pushing it and showed all dating examples...may have worked back in the day but now you must be smarter...

          Think Demographics!!!

          come to think of it, Marketing is pretty much being able to identify your target demopgraphic, figuring out what pushes their buttons, then providing them a viable solution...so it's really no mystery.

          My best guess would be you went broad and got punched in the jaw....now how will you react?

          Think of it this way, you didn't lose money, you just lost a little skin in a life-long lesson (can your credit card company Repo experience?).

          If you go back and evaluate your campaign(s) I am sure you will see huge pockets that you missed out on the first run. target with laser beam accuracy!

          Happens to me all the time, make note of what went wrong then don't repeat it.

          Hope that helps, but you're on the right track.

          Chris
          Very Good Point Chris. Too many people (guides) preach promoting dating offers and such. Step outside the box and think about what a 38 year old mom would be interested in and sell to her.

          I also agree with Ryans post, hit up the international market, because alot of newbies dont even think about that. The only problem with international is if your not from that country you better get the comminication barriers down.

          I may give the finger to you and you know what that means, but in Brasil it means "hi", in china it means "im hungry, lets get something to eat", and in India it means "whoa what was that?"

          My point is, if you write an ad that says "Looking to Pick Up Chicks?", is some guy in Australia gonna be like "yeah, i wanna pick up chicks", or is he gonna look at that message and be like "What's a Chick?"

          Think about it
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  • Profile picture of the author jordanberg2311
    yea, my CPM was around 0.50
    I talked to them about my daily budget was $5 (i thought of getting only 10k views to test)
    they decided to compensate me the till my account is $20
    That's very generous of them..=)
    made my day

    now my CPM is at minimum level...and getting around 300 views a day..hmmm
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    Only person winning on POF Ads is Markus
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