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I'm making this post after thinking about some of what was in my mind when I first got bitten with the CPA marketing bug.
CPA isn't for everyone and definitely not for newbies that know NOTHING of internet marketing. that's not to discourage you, you can do well you just need a good foundation to begin with and you will need some technical skills. Here's what I think you need to know before tackling cpa

1. How to run a website. a hosting account is key as you will be uploading docs to your hosting account, modifying web pages and creating landing pages.

2. how google and other search engines work. start with google then branch out to yahoo and msn. why? yahoo will drain your pockets. they were taking money out of my account 2-3 times per week.

3. familiarity with html, and basic php. you at least need to know how to create a php redirect

4. familiarity with keyword tools and how to use them

5. persistence & patience - this is not an overnight process. it took me 3 months to figure out how to make a buck. (Luke and the ppc coach shortened that timeframe tremendously) and i'm still learning everyday.

6. Brass Balls. it takes brass balls to implement a system without knowing ALL the steps involved. just keep moving forward

7. affiliate networks- cpa isn't the only game in town. you can make piles of cash prmoting physical products from commission junction. get familiar with the cpa networks, commission junction, shareasale, linkshare and clickbank

after you get your feet wet and do some studying then you may decide to pick up a course or get a mentor.

Courses I recommend-

* Pay Per Click Formula- top notch info.
* PPC Classroom - when they open this back up, join ASAP! 1 technique I learned last week was worth the entire fee I paid.
* ppc-coach.com - monthly membership site focusing on ppc > cpa offers, but these techniques can be used elsewhere. i'll be using what i learned there to promote my own products as well as any product i can get rights to that has good keywords.
*ppcscaretactics.com/cash.php - once you learn ppc you need to learn how to write ads that literally grab the reader by the eyeballs and forces them to click your ads and buy what you're selling. these videos do just that. they mix copywriting with google ad words using 2 of the oldest most effective tricks in the book for doing that- Fear, and Scarcity.

I've heard good things about steve holdaway's stuff as well as adwordsmentor.com and Chris Carpenter's Google Material generally gets good reviews from what I've seen. I haven't read any of it so I can't speak on it directly.
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  • Profile picture of the author falconflier19
    brendan-

    I know you are probably busy, but did you get my PM?

    Regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author tanya7zhou
      There is a cool tool where people can just do their keyword research and analyze the niche of coz. All they do is to copy the html code from cpa company and paste it into this tool.....and voila it works the magic to pass quality scores. Advanced users can even create a silo site using this tool. This is where you can read more info.....cbonlineshopper.com/ppc

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      • Profile picture of the author papeter
        Originally Posted by tanya7zhou View Post

        There is a cool tool where people can just do their keyword research and analyze the niche of coz. All they do is to copy the html code from cpa company and paste it into this tool.....and voila it works the magic to pass quality scores. Advanced users can even create a silo site using this tool. This is where you can read more info.....cbonlineshopper.com/ppc

        Cheerz
        I tried URL (cbonlineshopper.com/ppc) and all I got was an airline booking site, can you advise the correct URL please.

        Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author PatricKrost
    Great tips brendan
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  • Profile picture of the author browie
    Good tips. There are a lot of people trying to get into the game.
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  • Profile picture of the author brendan301
    thanks. just passing on the knowledge i've gotten from others. and, bad info early in the game can sabotage you and i don't like seeing people misled.
    with that being said, i've got 3 campaigns to build, gotta run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonno
    excellent information, great if your starting out. Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author netmarketer1
      Thanks Brendan

      Great Info. Priceless. Thanks ALOT
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      • Profile picture of the author netbiz5555
        When applying to CPA networks, how important is it to have a fully functional and professional looking website?

        Any tips on getting guaranteed acceptance?
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        • Profile picture of the author brendan301
          Originally Posted by netbiz5555 View Post

          When applying to CPA networks, how important is it to have a fully functional and professional looking website?

          Any tips on getting guaranteed acceptance?
          it really depends on the network. at the minimum you should have a blog. I got accepted to a couple networks with a free blogger blog.
          however I let them know that I'd be doing most of my promotions via ppc.

          tips on guaranteed acceptance? first there's no such thing. but the closest thing to guaranteed acceptance is a referral and or a phone call to the network to speak with the affiliate mgr.
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  • Profile picture of the author infomillionaire
    A Great Post with valuable information Mate..
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    • Profile picture of the author bekkinz
      nice info, very helpful stuff. thank you for the share
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  • Profile picture of the author JOhnny Depth
    Before you think of cpa offers or anything on how would you monetize your site. First you got to drive lots of traffic to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeontaWalker
    Hey Brendan,

    DeontaWalker here, I wanted to thank you for the information above, I am starting out with CPA and every bit of information helps. I do believe that studying what you are about to get into is the key. I am taking your advice on everything, but I did want to thank you out loud for this great information.

    Deonta Walker
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    • Profile picture of the author brendan301
      Originally Posted by DeontaWalker View Post

      Hey Brendan,

      DeontaWalker here, I wanted to thank you for the information above, I am starting out with CPA and every bit of information helps. I do believe that studying what you are about to get into is the key. I am taking your advice on everything, but I did want to thank you out loud for this great information.

      Deonta Walker
      you're welcome. always glad to share what i've learned if it can help someone else. i've learned TONS thanks to the generous sharing of info from others. alot of warriors have products for sale yet they still share info freely. that's what i love about the WF
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