Newbie with $1000 To Spend on PPC and CPA

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Hi guys,

Have just gotten started with my PPC-CPA project a couple of weeks ago, and it would be great of I get can some pointers and tips if I am going about this the right way.

I have a $1000 test budget and I hope I can find a couple of a profitable campaigns during the tests. Am currently using 7search together with offers from Neverblue and Peerfly and am currently direct linking the ads straight to the offers.

Here is my campaign testing strategy:
  1. Select a good offer and the demographics that I can promote to.
  2. Send 500 visitors to the offer to see if they can convert and be profitable
  3. If they are profitable or close to profitable, tweak keywords and ads to improve performance.
  4. If all is well, scale it to the max.
Is this the right way to do it? Is there a better way to do it so I can spend my test budget wisely?


Would really really appreciate any feedback on this. Looking forward to hear from you guys
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  • Profile picture of the author thisisraz65
    i am new, i think i can give you my input.
    Never put your all money at time, unless you are master of it.
    Once , You lost money in ppc, no way to get it back. Take calculative risk.
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    • Profile picture of the author asciscopecunia
      Originally Posted by thisisraz65 View Post

      i am new, i think i can give you my input.
      Never put your all money at time, unless you are master of it.
      Once , You lost money in ppc, no way to get it back. Take calculative risk.
      Thanks for the input. So far I am going for cheap clicks maybe $0.07 or lesser so that I can have more test opportunities.
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      • Profile picture of the author thisisraz65
        Originally Posted by asciscopecunia View Post

        Thanks for the input. So far I am going for cheap clicks maybe $0.07 or lesser so that I can have more test opportunities.
        i am good fan of 7search, use bing or others. Let see what other warriors are saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gordon P
    For point 2: Spend around 2-3x Offer payout.
    And don't jump from one traffic source to another. Focus on one and master it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by asciscopecunia View Post

    Hi guys,

    Have just gotten started with my PPC-CPA project a couple of weeks ago, and it would be great of I get can some pointers and tips if I am going about this the right way.

    I have a $1000 test budget and I hope I can find a couple of a profitable campaigns during the tests. Am currently using 7search together with offers from Neverblue and Peerfly and am currently direct linking the ads straight to the offers.

    Here is my campaign testing strategy:
    1. Select a good offer and the demographics that I can promote to.
    2. Send 500 visitors to the offer to see if they can convert and be profitable
    3. If they are profitable or close to profitable, tweak keywords and ads to improve performance.
    4. If all is well, scale it to the max.
    Is this the right way to do it? Is there a better way to do it so I can spend my test budget wisely?


    Would really really appreciate any feedback on this. Looking forward to hear from you guys
    It sounds good, except maybe modify the 500 visitors to a fixed dollar amount
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  • Profile picture of the author Silentkiller1
    Sounds good. You should check adwords and bingads as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author zeroaffiliate
    Sounds good.

    No. 2. set a daily spending budget instead of limit the amount of visitors. In CPA, the more visitors, the better as you will have a better stats for you to optimise properly. Spend a spending Budget of 1x - 2x the payout for a start.

    You may want to look at bing as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    yeah, if you budget is that big, I would consider looking into Bing as well.

    Good luck, keep use posted!
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  • Profile picture of the author asciscopecunia
    Hey guys, thanks a lot for all the advice.

    Was wondering how far do we test to see if a campaign is viable?

    For instance, I tested a couple of campaigns where I got a $1.20 return for every $4 spent. Should I continue testing by narrowing down the keywords? Or is it a clear no-go?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gordon P
    It would depend on how many data you gathered. If your budget allows it you could send 100 visitors to each keyword and from there on optimize it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Was wondering how far do we test to see if a campaign is viable?
    If CPC 1x-2x the offers payout in clicks. If CPM 7k-10k impressions, but depends on the network.

    For instance, I tested a couple of campaigns where I got a $1.20 return for every $4 spent. Should I continue testing by narrowing down the keywords? Or is it a clear no-go?
    The biggest thing I look for off the bat is... Is anything converting?

    So in your case you have some conversions flowing in, so I would keep trying to tweak things. For example, keywords, landing pages, investigate your tracking ect...
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