The Truth of Making Money on CPA/CPL

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Hey Warriors,

Today I am going to share you about what I know about CPA/CPL.

If you want to make money as a CPA/CPL affiliate, there are 2 methods.

1. Promote directing link via CPC/CPM

2. Building your email list

There is no "best" method. Different methods require different skills.

For method 1, you need to know how to redirect your directing link to your own domain. And also you need to stay focused on one paid traffic source.

For Example,
When you start advertising on Facebook, you need to know:

- What is CTR (Click through Rate)?
- What is a Bid?
- What is frequency/reach?
- Where can I find the impressions?
- How to claculate the CR (conversion rate)?
- What is the relationship between CTR and the bid?
......
You will have lots of questions once you join. But I want you to know there is not shortcut. You have to take action and learn from your mistakes (both money & time).

I personally think this method is one kind of investment. The more money you can invest, the more money you can make. But it doesn't take you lots of time, you just need to know, you have to test, test and test until you find a winning campaign. And you can increase the budget to $100/day easily.

Another bad news is, the winning campaign can be dead tomorrow. However, you can create another campaign to test again.

For method 2, it will take a lot more time to develop your email list which involves

- creating your landing page/squeeze page,
- setting up your auto-responder,
- drawing traffic from forum, blog, article, fans page, paid traffic...
- writing your email campaign

After a few months’ preparation, you may see the results.

So this method may take you a lot of time and energy but if you have your email list, you can make solid money for the long term.

One more thing I want to remind on: you should choose different offers.

For Method 1, you better select some offers that have the following features:

- Free Sign Up
- Easy to finish
- No Email Confirmation Required
- No Credit Card Number Required

For Method 2, you can choose high price CPAs, because if you build a good relationship with your subscribers, they are willing to buy something from you again and again.

Again, there is no “The Best". Each Method can make you a lot of money but you have to put your time and energy to learn until you become another Expert!

Bests,
Marcus

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http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...ree-part2.html
http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...-love-ask.html
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  • Profile picture of the author jaggyjay
    Very nice Marcus. Well put together.
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  • Profile picture of the author B2BEcharger
    Does it matter what the content is? I planned on locking up ebooks that show how to make more horsepower. I tried to sign up with Maxbounty but got rejected. Is there a CPA that works with ebooks with pretty decent pay out?
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    Originally Posted by B2BEcharger View Post

    Does it matter what the content is? I planned on locking up ebooks that show how to make more horsepower. I tried to sign up with Maxbounty but got rejected. Is there a CPA that works with ebooks with pretty decent pay out?
    Hello. B2BEcharger, If you want to share the eBooks,
    you can sign up on Clickbank and became vendors.
    You can set any price you want.

    And then start promoting it via some traffic source.
    For more detail,
    Analyzing Free Traffic and Paid Traffic

    Hope this help.

    Marcus
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  • Profile picture of the author shkhanal
    Great information. Needs to start learning. I wonder if I ever find offers with features: -
    - No Email Confirmation Required
    - No Credit Card Number Required
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    • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
      Originally Posted by shkhanal View Post

      Great information. Needs to start learning. I wonder if I ever find offers with features: -
      - No Email Confirmation Required
      - No Credit Card Number Required
      Yes, there are many offer have these features.
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    • Profile picture of the author ndr_net
      Originally Posted by shkhanal View Post

      Great information. Needs to start learning. I wonder if I ever find offers with features: -
      - No Email Confirmation Required
      - No Credit Card Number Required
      He Said "Confirmation" that's mean email submit offers.

      Thank you for great informations !
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Lim
    Lol, you didn't add up the, "beware of advertiser scrubbing".
    Everyone knows that email submit are simple than anything else but hey while you should have 50% Conversion Rate, you might end up having 5%.

    Anyway, it's good to share your thought at least, I'm now working on free trial offers, headache of the hard scrub.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Interesting stuff. I wish CPA was not so hard to get into and be successful at.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by Michael55555 View Post

      Interesting stuff. I wish CPA was not so hard to get into and be successful at.
      Haven't you read the WSO section? CPA is easy $100/day's with only 1 hr/day work and is newbie friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    Originally Posted by Mr Lim View Post

    Lol, you didn't add up the, "beware of advertiser scrubbing".
    Everyone knows that email submit are simple than anything else but hey while you should have 50% Conversion Rate, you might end up having 5%.

    Anyway, it's good to share your thought at least, I'm now working on free trial offers, headache of the hard scrub.
    Email Submit Offers pay more money. But the CR maybe lower.
    Of course, you can test. Some of marketer make a lots of money
    to email submit.

    Good or Bad, it all about ROI.
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    • Profile picture of the author Al amin
      Originally Posted by MilkerFocus View Post

      Thanks all.
      Good point. I am doing some research about CPA network and I can see you are hyper active to help people.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    Originally Posted by Al amin View Post

    Good point. I am doing some research about CPA network and I can see you are hyper active to help people.

    Thanks
    You are so welcome, Al amin.
    If I can success, you can too.

    Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
    yeah this post is really good...and the part that I like the most ..is about taking action and trying stuff...failing...and testing..and trying some more....

    ...in the cpa game ...this is a must....you've gotta try a bunch of things to test offers to see what is converting....this is by far the hardest part about the cpa game..

    ..once you find a winner though....it is like magic ...and you will see conversions and make money...
    ...I've found that email submits are the easiest to convert...as they only ask for the persons email...so in the ADD world of internet surfers...if they land on a cpa offer that they want..they won't hesitate to put their email in...

    ...one of the best campaigns that has always worked...and still does..is the walmart free $1000 gift card....most cpa networks have these...

    ...and you can market to just about anyone....because who doesn't know who walmart is...and if they can get a gift card for that much...they will fill out the offer....

    ....another offer that worked well for me...was the credit reports....equifax...etc...

    ....these usually pay more...like $30..because the form to fill out is longer....

    ...but the key is positioning your offer...and not just spam the internet looking for people...

    ....so for example...people looking to buy...a house..or a car...well they need to know what their credit is prior to purchasing....so if you have a blog talking about
    ...how to boost your credit score by 80 points..and then give some killer advise...

    .,..and then have call to action at end of post...like a P.S....telling them to check their credit for free...well this works like crazy...yeah takes a little more effort ...but worth it.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffCrusher
      Originally Posted by tylerjaysen View Post


      ...in the cpa game ...this is a must....you've gotta try a bunch of things to test offers to see what is converting....this is by far the hardest part about the cpa game..
      While I agree almost 100% I think it is important for a newbie to try one traffic source to start and master it. That is how you should do it. Trying a bunch of things will only distract you from the real goal of making it work.

      Keep to one traffic source until you make some money with it.

      Ok but...here is the kicker...if you are using PPC say for 6 months and you make no money then yeah I would say try something different and maybe work on PPC a little more.

      I like to encourage people to learn as much as possible. I know others say stop reading and take action...I say keep reading and take action...learn all you can...find a great resource and read it more than once. Read it over and over until you get it perfect.

      Thanks for the post OP was a great post.
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  • Profile picture of the author PuppyFridayYall
    This advice is chillingly stellar. Wow. Just wow. I'm drooling with advice lust.

    Jake
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  • Profile picture of the author newking32
    thank you marcus ! you provide very useful information

    as a newbie in CPA it is good information for me :-)

    i would like to ask another question !
    what are the best cpc companies
    suggest me , best and good ROI companies that have quality traffic

    i know that 7seacrch is good one to promote CPA offers but never tried it !

    thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
      Originally Posted by newking32 View Post

      thank you marcus ! you provide very useful information

      as a newbie in CPA it is good information for me :-)

      i would like to ask another question !
      what are the best cpc companies
      suggest me , best and good ROI companies that have quality traffic

      i know that 7seacrch is good one to promote CPA offers but never tried it !

      thank you
      Peerfly, Maxbounty. they are very good. and they are newbie friendly as well.
      There are not "the best", each company have their advantages.

      Check out this thread too,
      5 Most Common CPA Questions Newbies Love To Ask

      you may have similar questions.

      Good luck,
      Marcus
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    • Profile picture of the author iRocketEli
      Originally Posted by newking32 View Post

      thank you marcus ! you provide very useful information

      as a newbie in CPA it is good information for me :-)

      i would like to ask another question !
      what are the best cpc companies
      suggest me , best and good ROI companies that have quality traffic

      i know that 7seacrch is good one to promote CPA offers but never tried it !

      thank you
      Stop wasting your time with 2-3rd tier ppc platforms and take the initiative to learn adwords, or facebook. Your going to have to anyway specially if you plan on scaling a profitable campaign. Not only that it will put you ahead of everyone one else that's wasting money on those other networks. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure there is a little money to be made on the smaller ad networks, but nothing like what can be achieved on the one's I've listed. If ya need some help, I'm always around.
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  • Profile picture of the author samsogee
    Originally Posted by MilkerFocus View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    Today I am going to share you about what I know about CPA/CPL.

    If you want to make money as a CPA/CPL affiliate, there are 2 methods.

    1. Promote directing link via CPC/CPM

    2. Building your email list

    There is no "best" method. Different methods require different skills.

    For method 1, you need to know how to redirect your directing link to your own domain. And also you need to stay focused on one paid traffic source.

    For Example,
    When you start advertising on Facebook, you need to know:

    - What is CTR (Click through Rate)?
    - What is a Bid?
    - What is frequency/reach?
    - Where can I find the impressions?
    - How to claculate the CR (conversion rate)?
    - What is the relationship between CTR and the bid?
    ......
    You will have lots of questions once you join. But I want you to know there is not shortcut. You have to take action and learn from your mistakes (both money & time).

    I personally think this method is one kind of investment. The more money you can invest, the more money you can make. But it doesn't take you lots of time, you just need to know, you have to test, test and test until you find a winning campaign. And you can increase the budget to $100/day easily.

    Another bad news is, the winning campaign can be dead tomorrow. However, you can create another campaign to test again.

    For method 2, it will take a lot more time to develop your email list which involves

    - creating your landing page/squeeze page,
    - setting up your auto-responder,
    - drawing traffic from forum, blog, article, fans page, paid traffic...
    - writing your email campaign

    After a few months' preparation, you may see the results.

    So this method may take you a lot of time and energy but if you have your email list, you can make solid money for the long term.

    One more thing I want to remind on: you should choose different offers.

    For Method 1, you better select some offers that have the following features:

    - Free Sign Up
    - Easy to finish
    - No Email Confirmation Required
    - No Credit Card Number Required

    For Method 2, you can choose high price CPAs, because if you build a good relationship with your subscribers, they are willing to buy something from you again and again.

    Again, there is no "The Best". Each Method can make you a lot of money but you have to put your time and energy to learn until you become another Expert!

    Good Luck!

    Marcus
    Short post that is full of useful information. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author PiAlpha
    Appreciate your point. You are right.
    In my opinion, things are exactly as stated on our services website, so I will just paste it:
    "Nothing will work if you don't do it the right way. Think of more methods you can use to promote your links, come up with new ideas and be imaginative. Don't let people suspect you are trying to mislead them. Remember: People who make the most have unique content and use unique promoting methods."
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    Thanks for support.

    Another useful thread,
    5 Most Common CPA Questions Newbies Love To Ask

    Keep it up, Warriors!
    Marcus
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  • Profile picture of the author baliboy
    Hi Marcus,
    Thanks for your share..that great info..
    Btw, many people said.. if we use direct linking for cpa offer.. it's not too good result..
    so we should use landing page to get good convertion.. is it true?
    What do you think?
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    • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
      Originally Posted by baliboy View Post

      Hi Marcus,
      Thanks for your share..that great info..
      Btw, many people said.. if we use direct linking for cpa offer.. it's not too good result..
      so we should use landing page to get good convertion.. is it true?
      What do you think?
      Both required different skills.
      Both have their advantage and disadvantage.

      The advantage of using landing page is that
      you can make a constant income once you build a good relationship with your subscriber.

      Marcus
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbrown12
    Perfect,you are in the right direction my friend but more focus on the list building
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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    It's always great to see people are sharing and willing to help others!
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    • Profile picture of the author JRinc
      As a newbie this is golden. Thanx...

      I am learning so much in the past few days. Got accepted at MaxBounty yesterday and am working on my first campaign.
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