$1200 Every Month With CPA - This is how I do it!

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Just wanted to tell my story as a motivation to people who are new to CPA.

I have some background in html design, and some history with playing with affiliate marketing. A friend of mine does PPC and he's been helping me with some tips. I started out about a month and a half ago.

I'm currently averaging about $150/day (some days are crap, like today, others can go as high as $300+) doing PPC to landing page to offer using CPA free trials. I've had some ups and downs, but I have to say this was amazingly 'easy' relatively speaking, considering the short amount of time that took to reach what basically could replace a full time job's salary!

I'm still not feeling very secure in it, as I'm running only 3 offers, but looks very promising! Here's the formula, and it's not rocket science:

1) talk to your affiliate managers as far as what offers are hot and converting. You do not want to start with an offer that you have no idea if it sells. Establishing a good relationship with them never hurts. I'm signed up with a bunch of networks, but I'm currently working with Lidango.com. Their payouts are pretty impressive compared to some of the bigger players.

2) once you have an offer, go to google/yahoo/msn and search for keywords that are related to the niche. See the landing pages and ad types that are showing up on the results. Build something along the same lines.

3) keywords - this is where I think people will have the hardest time. You need to be willing to spend some money to test out keywords. Use tools like the adwords keyword tool, and words that come to your mind as starting points. Let those run to about 1.5 times the value of the revenue of the CPA. So for instance if you earn $30 per CPA, you have to be willing to run a keyword up to $45 or so. You can see how if you have 50 keywords, this could amount to 50*$45=$2250! so you *have* to have some budget to go with at first otherwise you're not going anywhere. Hopefully you will see some sales generated by some of those keywords sooner than later.

4) So now you have offers that you know are converting for someone else. You have ads and landing pages formats that other people are using (a tool like PPC Bully or Google Cash Detective can help you with this, but I haven't used them personally). Once you have some sales, test everything. Bump up bid prices for the keywords you're getting success with. If the network allows for pixel tracking, that is also helpful, as you'll be able to see the revenue and costs right on your adwords/yahoo/msn interface. Using a tool like tracking202 also can achieve this.

Hope this helps. This is the exact process that has worked so far for me. I'm feeling pretty confident that I can boost this to $1k/day, but we'll see, I'll keep you guys updated.
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  • Profile picture of the author baanakmuaythai
    can i join you ?
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  • Profile picture of the author mydream247
    Great post, thanks for the information, and continued success with your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author puneet
    Congrats mate and thanks a lot for sharing this

    I am also looking to try to get into this CPA thing soon so it is good to hear all these success stories. Keep it going!

    Question - How difficult you think is getting into Lidango network and do they accept international affiliates. Any tips would be appreciated..
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
    Nice share . Very practical Advice .

    I am sure this post would inspire lots of other warriors.

    What I like the most about your strategy is that you are starting with what is proven to work . This makes your system less susceptible to failure . But , just like any other PPC advertisement platforms , it is always important to test and track all of your keywords . Then based on your tests , ditch the losers and scale the winners .

    Just to complement your ideas ...

    When I build and run any PPC campaign , I focus mostly on these critical components :

    1. Finding the Most Profitable Keywords;

    2. Writing a Powerful and Compelling Ad Copy;

    3. Bidding for Optimum Spot which brings Optimum ROI;

    4. Targeting your ad so as to reach the right audiences for your products or services ;

    5. Testing and Tracking

    6. Developing and optimizing highly powerful landing page ;

    7. Organizing ads and campaigns properly ;

    8. How to boost Quality Score ( for Adwords Ads ).
    Hope it helps,
    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author the_icon
    What traffic source do you use?
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  • Profile picture of the author Taruru
    wish i could understand what you guys are saying...having a serious challenge monetizing my website..been blogging for just about 4months.
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  • Profile picture of the author the_icon
    What ppc platforms do you find works best?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Steve
      Originally Posted by the_icon View Post

      What ppc platforms do you find works best?
      The best platform is Facebook social PPC ads. Just make sure you get loads of Likes on your ad!
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      • Profile picture of the author mannabo
        Hi Steve,

        May i ask you question.
        how to get lead from Facebook PPC ads?

        Originally Posted by Mr Steve View Post

        The best platform is Facebook social PPC ads. Just make sure you get loads of Likes on your ad!
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  • Profile picture of the author Omid
    Mike's advice is pretty helpful when you have found the winner and want to optimize your campaign and scale up the profit.

    ~ Omid
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  • Profile picture of the author Delarox
    Great info Steve, thanks for sharing your experience. You make it look easy
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  • Profile picture of the author hzwill
    very impressive post。

    I am learn ppc to cpa too. I think I have some advantage from your post.

    Thanks , and hope more info .
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  • Profile picture of the author design2convert
    Yes definitely a very helpful post. I too want to share my way of getting CPA leads I created 1 page landing page for some IRS attorney and created 50 us state site and promote them on yellow pages, and others like google map etc and you know I am getting $100+ every day
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  • Profile picture of the author manadong
    what you build site per cpa produck or just 1 site and write artikel cpa produck with url cpa link inside?
    what you used adword
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  • Profile picture of the author Sham Cristie
    Grate Info .... Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author supersonic
    I didn't understand the logic of using a keyword 1.5 times of CPA revenue. One more thing, did you spend $2200 at once in PPC? What is your daily PPC budget?

    Please also tell, what is your conversion rate?
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    • Profile picture of the author MOVIDAS
      Originally Posted by supersonic View Post

      I didn't understand the logic of using a keyword 1.5 times of CPA revenue. One more thing, did you spend $2200 at once in PPC? What is your daily PPC budget?

      Please also tell, what is your conversion rate?
      Maybe he use ppc multiple coupon like adwords coupon and create multiple
      account to reduce the cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author JJAlan
    this was really informative and motivational. Wish you continued success towards your journey to $1k/day
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  • Profile picture of the author borg246
    Hey Steve,

    Thanks for your informative post. I was just wondering if you can tell me what Ad Network you use and perhaps show me an example of your landing page?

    You see I'm very new to this and I'm not quite sure how to do certain things. So if you can give me an example of a landing page, that would be nice
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  • Profile picture of the author echaz
    wow, there are some pretty solid tips mate!

    Good job and thank you very much!
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  • Profile picture of the author try_hard_samurai
    wow, thanks for sharing! Now you've given me another reason to look into CPA again!
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  • Profile picture of the author projectrobot
    great post.. am new to cpa so this helps me a lot. thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author nagendrabandi1980
    Hi Steve,
    Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

    Thanks,
    Nagendra Bandi
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  • Profile picture of the author Bwick
    Great info ! Thanks for sharing this!
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  • Profile picture of the author buffbh
    $1200/month is a fairly large income then. I also wish that peaked
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Kelly
    Hi All,

    This is actually quite useful. I have made an Ok amount with CPA, yet this is truly inspiring.

    Thank you!

    cheers, Patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author dimazgyba
    thanks dude, i bookmarked your tips
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  • Profile picture of the author linjogi
    How much are you spending to get this return? Have you ramped this up since this was first posted -I'm curious as to how this going?
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  • Profile picture of the author ekfaysal
    very basic guide
    thanks for sharing anyways
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  • Profile picture of the author nicnac03
    Great information!

    I haven't had a chance to test PPC with the search engines but I've found free trial offers work pretty well with Facebook also. Instead of doing a test of 1.5 times the offer amount, I usually run mine for about 100 clicks then discard it if it doesn't get any conversions. I don't want conversion rates lower than 5%.
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  • Profile picture of the author cinereus
    Have you got any more specific tips in relation to:

    1. More details about picking out exactly which offers you will promote?
    2. How close do you run the margins on the ad bids? For example, if you have an offer converting at 10% that pays $100 CPA, how much do you bid per click? $5? $7.50? $9???

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author mac101
    Thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author MrOfferz
    Sometimes you simply have to be promoting the right offer. Those who are currently not doing so well promoting certain offers, its possible to be doing all the right things and be getting substandard results. I know of some if anybody is interested.
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    • Profile picture of the author im1217
      Where are these offers from?


      Originally Posted by MrOfferz View Post

      Sometimes you simply have to be promoting the right offer. Those who are currently not doing so well promoting certain offers, its possible to be doing all the right things and be getting substandard results. I know of some if anybody is interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author sadek
    What is your traffic source?
    I am interested but I don't have too much, as CPA requires lots of time and attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author tokaff
    Thank you, Good share, Following..
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  • Profile picture of the author serredy
    thanks interesting post
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  • Profile picture of the author nora1
    Thanks for sharing, carry on with your success in your campaigns
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  • Profile picture of the author fbfan
    Thanks for sharing us your story
    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    That's good but risky. Any way to limit or eliminate most of the risk? Alot of new IMers don't have a lot of money up front to get started.
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    • Profile picture of the author CindyRoosen
      Originally Posted by perfectlovehere View Post

      That's good but risky. Any way to limit or eliminate most of the risk? Alot of new IMers don't have a lot of money up front to get started.
      I agree that it is risky too. I too don't have that much money to start my CPA..
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    • Profile picture of the author Joey Tribbiani
      Originally Posted by perfectlovehere View Post

      That's good but risky. Any way to limit or eliminate most of the risk? Alot of new IMers don't have a lot of money up front to get started.
      Well, I have few methods to get 1st starting budget for like $10-$50. It can be higher if you work more but it isn't an easy job.
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      • Profile picture of the author skyacme
        Originally Posted by Joey Tribbiani View Post

        Well, I have few methods to get 1st starting budget for like $10-$50. It can be higher if you work more but it isn't an easy job.
        what's your method? I am very much interested to learn.Could u pls pm me your method.?
        i will be grateful to u.
        thnx.
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  • Profile picture of the author golf69
    great share...this post proves that things dont need to be complicated to make us money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Zapp
    Very informative, and yes... It does help to have a good relationship with your affiliate manager.
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    Thanks for this tutorial!
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  • Profile picture of the author MN786
    nice information
    thanks for sharing it....
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  • Profile picture of the author CindyRoosen
    Wow! $1200 a month is CPA!! Thank you for sharing your steps how you accomplished to earn that amount per month.. Hope I can earn that too soon..
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  • Profile picture of the author seogameviet
    thanks!
    3) keywords - this is where I think people will have the hardest time. You need to be willing to spend some money to test out keywords. Use tools like the adwords keyword tool, and words that come to your mind as starting points. Let those run to about 1.5 times the value of the revenue of the CPA. So for instance if you earn $30 per CPA, you have to be willing to run a keyword up to $45 or so. You can see how if you have 50 keywords, this could amount to 50*$45=$2250! so you *have* to have some budget to go with at first otherwise you're not going anywhere. Hopefully you will see some sales generated by some of those keywords sooner than later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Light
    Funny a friend of mine told me to do this just yesterday.

    Built my first ad campaign today then saw this...

    Bookmarked!
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  • Profile picture of the author boyobv1
    I admire you, I wish I was like you
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  • Profile picture of the author darrensreviews
    Hey Steve, Great Post. Very inspiring for us in the cpa market.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizafini
    thumbs up. very inspiring.thanks for sharing
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    Nice job, very motivational
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  • thanks for this report
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholas08
    Great Post! The way to make money might be simple than what many people think. I also work with PPC and gain some money from it. The method is similar to yours. Need to have some budget and testing on the keywords. After you find the profitable keywords, the money will start coming.
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    • Profile picture of the author lovethus
      I just added your site to my favorites. I really enjoy reading your posts. Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author svetod
      Originally Posted by nicholas08 View Post

      Great Post! The way to make money might be simple than what many people think. I also work with PPC and gain some money from it. The method is similar to yours. Need to have some budget and testing on the keywords. After you find the profitable keywords, the money will start coming.
      I will just add that optimising the campaigns plays a crucial role when trying to improve your ROI. Many people fail, because they don't spend enough time optimising.
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    Nice post which give some hints.Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    Originally Posted by Mr Steve View Post

    Hope this helps. This is the exact process that has worked so far for me. I'm feeling pretty confident that I can boost this to $1k/day, but we'll see, I'll keep you guys updated.
    Great guide, love it how you actually share this with the community ... especially the keyword strategy part which I believe is exactly what most people struggle with as well.

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    LOVE success stories like this. Also appreciate the share since some people think it increases competition for them which I absolutely don't understand.

    Good man! Best of luck on scaling the business
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    Great info, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author adams26
    Thanks for useful info. I think the most difficult part as said is Keyword analysis and split testings.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisWJohnson
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    Very nice share man. So I thanked you.
    I can say following that plan could bring success for others as well.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author EleonoreLuna
    Great post, nowadays of course you can use some competitive analysis tools as well to ease up the process by 10 folds!
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  • Profile picture of the author achizie
    Thanks so much for this info.
    I am new in this cpa stuff, I have sent two ads from a popular cpa network and had them both disapproved by facebook and yahoo ads.

    Please, I want to find out, is there anything wrong with cpa offers on sociamedia, if there is, what is the way to go about?
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    • Profile picture of the author BlackFox
      If you get disapproved try creating your own landing pages instead of direct linking campaigns.

      Originally Posted by achizie View Post

      Thanks so much for this info.
      I am new in this cpa stuff, I have sent two ads from a popular cpa network and had them both disapproved by facebook and yahoo ads.

      Please, I want to find out, is there anything wrong with cpa offers on sociamedia, if there is, what is the way to go about?
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  • Profile picture of the author MasNuri
    Great post,
    thanks a lot for sharing this information
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