I want to share with you what I consider to be a highly overlooked way to easily make money with CPA marketing. I've done all kinds of stuff with CPA in the past... PPC, SEO, Banner ads and even direct mail. I've gotten them all to work but it wasn't necessarily easy or fun.
So just last week I decided to try running a small newspaper classified ad promoting a health offer. I live in a town with a lot of retirement age people and they tend to want to remain healthy so I figured it was a good bet. I picked an offer that paid out a $32 commission for getting people to sign up for a $3.95 trial.
I built a tiny landing page that direct linked to the main offer page. I kept it simple because I didn't know how the ad would pull. Then I went online to my local newspaper's website and whipped up this small ad:
"How to look 5 years younger without drugs or surgery. New scientific breakthrough clinically proven to reduce signs of aging. All natural. Go to (website url) for more information now."
I ran this ad in the health and beauty section and it cost only $36! So it didn't really matter if it bombed or not. I submitted the ad and waited for it to run not really expecting much out of it. I would have been happy to break even because then I could build my list for free.
But what do you know! That tiny, cheap little ad wound up producing 19 conversions at $32 commission each! That comes out to $608 in revenue with a cost of only $36 to create it! Needless to say I was very pleased...
And the great thing is that there are thousands of newspapers all over and all of them are cutting their ad rates due to competition from the internet. I didn't even try to get a reduced price which I probably could have done.
So there you go!
You might want to give it a try yourself and see what happens. And with the sheer number of newspapers to choose from and all the different niches you can target this will never get saturated. Especially with nearly everyone but us overlooking it.
That's it... just wanted to add some value to the people and forum who have been so good to me over the years. And if you have any questions please post them in this thread instead of PM'ing me because then everyone can see the responses.