I've tried a lot of different methods but I'm still struggling to make any $$, so I'm going to post what I'm doing here and hopefully I'll be able to get some advice plus point others in the right direction to make some cash online too. If you are a more experienced CPA marketer, feel free to chime in at any point along the way. Maybe I'm choosing the wrong kind of offer, maybe my ad copy is awful (both are likely), if you have the inclination - please steer me back on the proper course.
I'm choosing Adcenter simply because I'm able to run a test campaign with a voucher. In my limited experience, Adcenter is also much easier as far as account creation, the types of offers you can promote, competition, etc.
Finding an offer to promote, getting keywords, uploading campaign.
Greg Davis recently had a free webinar about getting cheap clicks and lots of traffic with Adcenter which basically entailed using massive keyword lists among other things. I've implemented this strategy and was able to get my CPC down to .10-.15 and around 800 clicks per day. HOWEVER, absolutely no conversions.
My thoughts on 0 conversions are
- Broad match was giving me completely irrelevant visitors.
- My ad copy interesting enough to get people to click but wasn't specific enough to the offer? Something like "54 year old mom looks 25 again with this 1 weird tip"
- Using syndicated search partners was giving me crap traffic
To start, I will be direct linking because I'm still not quite proficient with landers. I've swiped some advertorial LPs in the past, but CTR from LP to offer was low. I would like to direct link just to see if the offer converts, period.
Selecting an Offer
I'm going to test a weight loss trial. The weight loss niche is huge and also competitive, I know. But sub-markets and infinite keyword possibilities should allow me to reach my goal for # of less competitive keywords.
Copywriting is something that I've yet to master, but I've read several ebooks on the basics.
Here are some variations I would like to test:
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Any input, advice, criticism is more than welcome. Thanks guys.