First Success!!! My Story As a New Affiliate Marketer!

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In the last day I have had my 2nd and 3rd sale of my Affliate marketing career (all 3 sale from LeadImpact) . My first sale was $3 into my $200 deposit at LI, and i direct linked to a clickbank product that hit, and made me $21. It was my first day in the game so i thought i was a genious and found the golden goose. I now realize its going to take a little more time and effort before i get the real golden egg. It wasnt until 10 days later which is today that i got my 2nd and 3rd sale. The last 10 days i spent building new campaigns, expanding keywords on existing campagins, and creating LP's and multiple LPs for diffrent offers .

After posting yesterday that i had a landing page on LeadImpact for a stock trading offer, that was giving me a 20% CTR, i got a sale on that offer today today. I spent total of $15 on LI (took me a week to spend this much, casue i used very targeted keywords), but the offer paid out $65 for a $50 profit on that campagin so far. I will also start implementing an opt-in for this LP as well.

I was also fortunate enough to get another Clickbank sale today (completly unrelated offer) that had a payout $45 dollars (and potential rebills ) . The cool thing about this offer is that I was direct linking to it almost all week, and yesterday i decided to add a few landing pages. It really proved the point that LP's will almost always out preform direct linking with LeadImpact. I have about 35 campagins ive created in the last 10 days, they vary drastically in offers and affliate networks.

So for my Stats:
LeadImpact Depost=$200
LeadImpact spent so far= $77
LeadImpact Conversions= $133 (3 sales)
LeadImpact Profits = $56

MediaTraffic (Decided to learn a differnet/ simlar to LeadImpact)
Mediatraffic Deposit= $100
Mediatraffic Spend = $16

Total Profit from Paid Traffic so far= $40 (this is great considering i told myself Im willing to spend $1000 to learn a few diffrent paid traffic sources)

Im still getting used to MediaTraffic, they have a lot of other options that LeadImpact doest and i made a very stupid mistake. I had a random keyword slip into one of my campaigns that i copied over from LeadImpact. That one word alone ate up about $12 over night. good thing i had CPVlap which helped me find that. Although i should have caought it sooner than i did.

I have already setup and funded accounts at 7search, BingAds, and plan on running some PPC campagins in the coming weeks as well.

Also I'll give a shout out to "Greedy". Ive been doing a lot of studies on the paid traffic game, and the Greed reports, have been the basis of my education thus far. Also thanks to all the warriors for your input and support.

Onward and Upward!
-Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author vask
    Congrats Test and keep scaling!
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    • Profile picture of the author papuanac1971
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      Thank you very much!

      Glad Greed Reports could help get making money!
      I mastered dating niche and I get good income from that but I always love to see what others do, test their methods and that's why I register on Greed Report.
      I highly recommend to register, spend $10 miserable bucks and get valuable info from that site that can multiply your earnings.

      What I love to read is case study because it gives you some valuable data you can test by yourself on your campaign.

      When it comes to dating niche I use LeadImpact PPV, Facebook CPM and 7 search PPC.

      Most of the success I have with Facebook CPM and also from my special cross fire technique that I mastered few years ago, learned from Ryan Moran and his program "Spacebankers" that was my first touch with social media.
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      • Profile picture of the author Greedy
        Originally Posted by papuanac1971 View Post

        I mastered dating niche and I get good income from that but I always love to see what others do, test their methods and that's why I register on Greed Report.
        I highly recommend to register, spend $10 miserable bucks and get valuable info from that site that can multiply your earnings.

        What I love to read is case study because it gives you some valuable data you can test by yourself on your campaign.

        When it comes to dating niche I use LeadImpact PPV, Facebook CPM and 7 search PPC.

        Most of the success I have with Facebook CPM and also from my special cross fire technique that I mastered few years ago, learned from Ryan Moran and his program "Spacebankers" that was my first touch with social media.
        Thank you that was a very kind thing to read.

        It inspires to me to work harder. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Awesome work. With stats like this you are way ahead of the curve, keep going and keep experimenting.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by viasq View Post

      Congrats Test and keep scaling!
      Thanks Viasq! Thats the plan, Test --> Tighten --> Expand! Also im born and raised in Cali, so Cali luv!

      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      Thank you very much!

      And personally I could never get MediaTraffic to convert to well, but have had lots of success with LeadImpact.

      Glad I could help!
      Yah, Mediatraffic is a little tricky thus far, i had no action so i decided to test, and blew $20 on very stupid, amatuer mistakes on my part. Going to try and make a habit of double checking all my keyword submits from now on. I also dont like how mediatraffic only allows 40 characters for urls or keywords. Feels kinda limiting. Anyways ill play around with MT and see if I can make it work with my remaining $80. Again thanks for your support.

      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      Awesome work. With stats like this you are way ahead of the curve, keep going and keep experimenting.
      Thanks Chris. Hopefully i can continue to improve on my stats, cut out weak campaigns and roll out profitable ones.

      One thing that makes me confident in my success is that I enjoy this business and its fun for me thus far. Also i really do beleive that with the right game plan its possible to make $500, $1000, and even $10,000 in a day espically in the paid traffic areana. Again thank you all for your support and I intend to post my small victories while they still feel amazing!

      Onward and Upward!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author mohamednasif
    nice success story ! keep it up , and scale it more
    wish you the best
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    • Profile picture of the author Berkxz
      Originally Posted by mohamednasif View Post

      nice success story ! keep it up , and scale it more
      wish you the best
      i'm not a member of greedreports maybe i should try but affbeast explained really well! I'll try affbeast first before greedreports. it depends on the money that i can save. I have $400 on my pocket but i want to have $1500 as a start.

      Why?

      Because if i find a golden room, i'll deposit my remaining money to scale that campaign! So that i can earn as much as possible.

      If my idea is wrong, please tell me.

      Btw, who's the owner of affbeast? It really rocks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    So other ideas...

    - If the offer keeps converting, try building an email list. Email list building can work amazing with PPV, also email lists are one of the best ways to promote ClickBank offers. So it is a very powerful combination. Check out my 5 guides on "Building Email Lists" for more details.

    - "this is great considering i told myself Im willing to spend $1000 to learn a few diffrent paid traffic sources" I would suggest just keep going with LeadImpact if your success proves to be stable. I always spend well over $1,000 testing a new traffic source.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Eli Junior
    Great job Ben! Keep it up. I would suggest to be very methodical in how you add new traffic source since they all require a certain learning curve before you can make them profitable. Take your PPV profits to the max and then add. Good luck.

    Eli
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by mohamednasif View Post

      nice success story ! keep it up , and scale it more
      wish you the best
      Thank Mohamed! Appretiate the support.

      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      So other ideas...

      - If the offer keeps converting, try building an email list. Email list building can work amazing with PPV, also email lists are one of the best ways to promote ClickBank offers. So it is a very powerful combination. Check out my 5 guides on "Building Email Lists" for more details.

      - "this is great considering i told myself Im willing to spend $1000 to learn a few diffrent paid traffic sources" I would suggest just keep going with LeadImpact if your success proves to be stable. I always spend well over $1,000 testing a new traffic source.

      Good Luck
      I agree completly about building a list. It seems like everybody who i have observed to be succeful as as IM'er (on a big scale) has some type of list building strategy in place. With my stock offer that getting me 20 CTR, i will put a optin email LP into my rotation.

      I have lots of greed reports to study now. 7search, bing ads, and email lists are all in the currculum in the next few weeks.

      Originally Posted by Eli Junior View Post

      Great job Ben! Keep it up. I would suggest to be very methodical in how you add new traffic source since they all require a certain learning curve before you can make them profitable. Take your PPV profits to the max and then add. Good luck.

      Eli
      Thanks for the support Eli. I agree completly. Like you said i feel its important to be methodical about expansion. I purchased a WSO that was about PPV (LeadImpact in specific). One of the authors most valuable points was: "Its not about getting millions of impressions to your landing page, it better to just get high quality traffic and slowly expand your campaigns with quaity".

      Thanks everyone for your support. I'll try and give updates of my progress again later this week.

      Onward and Upward
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Scholak
    I Find Hope in all the talk with Media Traffic, Does anyone know how long it takes to get approved. I paid the initial $100 bucks through paypal on the 2nd of august and my campaign is still not confirmed. Should I be asking for a refund? This is my first time trying the PPV.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by Scholak View Post

      I Find Hope in all the talk with Media Traffic, Does anyone know how long it takes to get approved. I paid the initial $100 bucks through paypal on the 2nd of august and my campaign is still not confirmed. Should I be asking for a refund? This is my first time trying the PPV.
      It took them a day or two to approve me. I also made sure to call them on the phone to expiedite the process. Also i think leadimpact is a little bit more newbie friendly, and higher quality traffic. (Im still testing MT but i think will only use to trasfer over campaign i think are worthwile that im running on LeadImpact).

      A few tips from my very limited PPV career.
      1) At first only use Urls for your keywords
      2) You must have good tracking. Its not worth running a campaign if you dont track
      3) Use landing pages almost always and remember to keep them with in the pop up window size (775 by 400 is leadimpact pop size) If you want to direct link. Split test direct linking and an LP page. Another negative about direct linking is there isnt much room for optimization.

      I feel that if you want to give yourself a shot in anytype of business and especially the Internet marketing world you have to give yourself the competitive edge. For PPV i would consider the compentive edge to be:
      1) Having tracking software
      2) Useing landing pages
      3) Adding features to landing pages that increase CTR (this would include: sound, geo-targeting, coudown timer etc..)
      4) Proper keyword research.

      If you dont have/do the above i think you put yourself at a big disadvantage from the get go. Its better to start any business with as much of an advantage as possible. Hope this helped.

      Onward and Upward
      -Ben
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      • Profile picture of the author Clickthroo
        Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

        I feel that if you want to give yourself a shot in any type of business and especially the Internet marketing world you have to give yourself the competitive edge. For PPV i would consider the compentive edge to be:
        1) Having tracking software
        2) Useing landing pages
        3) Adding features to landing pages that increase CTR (this would include: sound, geo-targeting, countdown timer etc..)
        Can't agree more!
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      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      How is your ROIs doing right now?
      Yeah, I was curious to know about that too.
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  • Profile picture of the author doriono
    Congrats!! It's always fun to see people succeed. It makes me remember the first day I started generating some leads. It was one of the most satisfying day of my life.

    Enjoy and best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author ishuvonet
    Congrats on your success. Its always a good and inspiring feeling when you have your first sale.Now all you need is to get more targeted traffic,so you can acquire more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author velvetadvert
    Good job, mate. Your story was very inspiring Keep scaling, best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author RafayBlogger
    Great! Let us know if BingAds generate some leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author sree94
    I hear people say Media Traffic doesn't convert, but I disagree. I have made thousands each month with it. I know this is contrary to popular opinion, but I find the quality of their traffic to be about the same as Lead Impact, maybe slightly worse

    One thing that is nice about MT is that you won't get as much traffic, but you won't pay as much per click either. For instance, I just got a $45 commission off a campaign where I have only spent .75 cents. And I have a few of these commissions this month already
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    • Profile picture of the author luane
      Yes, I would also like to know if Bing ads pay off as well. Congrats on your well-deserved success in the trenches of testing and testing some more! Kristie from Georgia
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by doriono View Post

        Congrats!! It's always fun to see people succeed. It makes me remember the first day I started generating some leads. It was one of the most satisfying day of my life.
        I know the feeling of excitiment a sale gives me right now wont last forver, so im trying to enjoy / celebrate the small success. Also so far i have only converted sales, i have only 1 campagin running that is a lead submit and pays $13, but that one hasnt hit just yet, and i need to make some adjustments to campaign.

        Originally Posted by Bibin View Post

        Congrats
        Thanks, much appreciated!


        Originally Posted by ishuvonet View Post

        Congrats on your success. Its always a good and inspiring feeling when you have your first sale.Now all you need is to get more targeted traffic,so you can acquire more sales.
        Thanks for the support. Thats the plan, to keep building this gravy train : )

        Originally Posted by velvetadvert View Post

        Good job, mate. Your story was very inspiring Keep scaling, best of luck!
        Thanks for the suppot!

        Originally Posted by RafayBlogger View Post

        Great! Let us know if BingAds generate some leads.
        I will keep you guys updated on my Bing tests this week. Thanks!

        Originally Posted by sree94 View Post

        I hear people say Media Traffic doesn't convert, but I disagree. I have made thousands each month with it. I know this is contrary to popular opinion, but I find the quality of their traffic to be about the same as Lead Impact, maybe slightly worse

        One thing that is nice about MT is that you won't get as much traffic, but you won't pay as much per click either. For instance, I just got a $45 commission off a campaign where I have only spent .75 cents. And I have a few of these commissions this month already
        I agree with you completely. Truthfully for me to say they have less quality traffic that L.I. means nothing, because i haven't done even close to enough testing to evaluate if thats the case. I also think i can make MT potentially . Just gotta finesse my campaigns a bit.

        Originally Posted by luane View Post

        Yes, I would also like to know if Bing ads pay off as well. Congrats on your well-deserved success in the trenches of testing and testing some more! Kristie from Georgia
        Hey Kristie, thanks for the support.

        Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

        Any updates? Sorry just eager to hear.
        Hey Greedy! So today was forunate enough to provide me with sale #4 in my young career. It was also a clickbank product, and paid out $21. It also was the 2nd one which made a sale off a direct link. This particular offer wansnt getting much traffic so i didnt get a chance to make an LP. I will split test with an LP this coming week.

        With that sale, and my current spending here are my stats:
        Money spent on LI= $125
        Moeny made from LI= $155
        My ROI for LI as a whole= 25% ROI

        If you look at my ROIs for the individual campaign where i sold the products they would be as follows (payout/spent)
        Sale#1= $21/ $6 = ROI = 250%
        Sale#2= $45/ $10 = ROI = 350%
        Sale#3= $65/ $18 = ROI = 262%
        Sale#4= $21/ $2.50 = ROI = 740%

        For Mediatraffic Ive spent $20 so far. That money was not put to good use. It was wasted because of a mistake I made when adding the keywords. Within about an hour or 2 i was down the $20, but at least i stopped the bleeding when i did. I now have only 2 campagins running with minmal keywords on MT, so im barley spending any money there at the moment.

        Goals for the week:
        1) Add 10 new campaigns to LI. Each campaign will probably take me about an hour, because i need to choose offer (10min), keyword research (20min), create LP(20min), Load campagin into CPVlab and LeadImpact(10 min)

        2) Move 10 existing campaigns into MediaTraffic (optimize keywords forMT). This will probably take me about 20 min per campaign. I also intend to put in a call, becuase i have a few questions i would like to ask them about some of the features and there interface. (They give you more options than LI, and just want to familirize myself with them.

        3) Create some LPs for some of the campaigns with no LPs or very low coverting ones.

        4) Run 1-3 ads on bing. I pretty much know exactly how i want to run my ads. Just want to brush up on my education a bit, to give my campaigns the best chance for sucess. This will probably be a Thursday / Friday project.

        5) Add an opt-in LP to my Stock program that paid out $65. Its my most successful LP thus far at a 20% CTR, so i want to capitilze on that. Dont really have content to send this people but might as well start building a list.

        6) I have $75 already funded in my 7search account, so maybe to one very small tight campaign to get myself familiar with the interface.

        If i can accomplish the above this week, Ill be very happy with myself. Part of my weekly routine is reading and learning a lot because im still a so called "Green Horn" / newbie. One website that i been frequenting the last few weeks which i like a lot is affbuzz.com. I read a least one case study / article a day that give me multiple nuggets of gold.


        Anyways, thank you everybody for reading, and I appretiate all the support.

        Onward and Upward
        -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Deucalion
    Congrats on that
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    I would just stick with LeadImpact for now.

    Adding Bing Ads, 7Search and 10 new campaign to the mix is going to be way too much in my opinion.

    Do a few campaigns and do the right That is how I do things.

    I master 1 ad network then move to the next.

    Side note, are you removing non-converting URLs?
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuru
    Congrats by the way! I thought I had posted, for sure I did...but anyways....please keep us updated.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greedy
      Originally Posted by Sandakelum View Post

      Congrats man, but watch out for refunds
      This is a good tip.
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by Deucalion View Post

        Congrats on that
        Thanks Deucalion!

        Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

        I would just stick with LeadImpact for now.

        Adding Bing Ads, 7Search and 10 new campaign to the mix is going to be way too much in my opinion.

        Do a few campaigns and do the right That is how I do things.

        I master 1 ad network then move to the next.

        Side note, are you removing non-converting URLs?
        I agree, that i prolly should focus a little more on one thing at a time. If i do run any campaigns with either ppc source ill probably do one very tight campaign that gets almost no action and then expand from there.

        As a far as removing non-converting urls. I have taken out maybe 2-3 total in all my campaigns. Most of my urls are pretty specific and get minimal action.

        Originally Posted by Samuru View Post

        Congrats by the way! I thought I had posted, for sure I did...but anyways....please keep us updated.
        Thanks Samuru!!!

        Originally Posted by Sandakelum View Post

        Congrats man, but watch out for refunds
        I was thinking about this too. Especially that clickbank even says that theres is a 11% someone refunds. I assume that mean that 10% of clickbank purchases are refunded? Not quite sure.

        Anyway for a quick update:

        So i have no new sales since Monday, but i have been hard at work setuping up campaigns.

        - I have figured out 10 more niches/products that i would like to promote. I created an excell with all relevant info so i can create campaigns in a timley manner.

        - Today i created 3 campaigns that i posted to both LI an MT (6 total campaigns in cpvlab) that are all email submits. I read an article that gave me an idea that i felt i could test quick and easy, and i was motivated to give it a shot. About an 45 min to setup all 3

        - I signed up for affexpert 1 week free trial. So far ive really liked it. The url scraping posablities of someone in PPV are amazing. I am going to try and use my one week trial to add more keywords to my existing campaigns, and also use to gather keywords for my 10 new ones i plan to have up by the end of the week. So far the tool is amazing and saves tons of time. After this free trial is up i intend to use affportal 1 week free trial and compare the two. I have multiple free scrapers that i got from purchsing some WSO's but this one is way cooler.

        -Talked to almost all my affliate managers today, to pick there brain and ask them a few questions about things i was unclear about.

        - Tried calling up both LI and MT to ask questions, but it seems like traffics sources are much more difficult to reach someone by phone. I have talked to someone at both MT and LI once, but ive probably called each 5 + times.

        - Ive added landing pages to 3 of my campaigns that didnt have them before.

        - Signed up for my free month with Aweber going to try and implement an optin this week, and hopefully i can justify continuing my membership because Im completely green when it comes to list building right now.


        One of my favorite things about this business is that every single day i find golden nuggets. It seems like any day now I have a good chance of reading an article/ watching a youtube/ reading a forum post that will give me an idea that i can easily test; ill test that idea and ill have myself a campaign that makes me $20-$100+ profit with a single campaign. Than i can just start tripling and doubling, and create a WSO of how i implemented a simple idea haha

        Anyways till than ill continue throwing as much on the board as possible and see what sticks (in a systematic way of course).

        Onward and Upward!
        -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author dubster
    keep up the good work, it feels great getting that first conversion
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    As a far as removing non-converting urls. I have taken out maybe 2-3 total in all my campaigns. Most of my urls are pretty specific and get minimal action.
    That is pretty common.

    I would try to find some more big volume ones that are similar to your converting ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yekx
      I would like to ask something if you don't mind. When you get a campaign profitable, for how long you usually run it? Days, Months ? In the cpa world the campaigns run for months or it is something with a short duration.
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by dubster View Post

        keep up the good work, it feels great getting that first conversion
        Yep, conversions do feel amazing. It defintley gives a nice high!

        Originally Posted by Yekx View Post

        I would like to ask something if you don't mind. When you get a campaign profitable, for how long you usually run it? Days, Months ? In the cpa world the campaigns run for months or it is something with a short duration.
        I have only just begun my marketing journeys, but have close to 50 campaigns running now. I think every campaign will have a different shelf life. It all depends on the type of offers you promote and networks you work with.
        I would think some campaign you can keep running for over a year once optimized.

        Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

        That is pretty common.

        I would try to find some more big volume ones that are similar to your converting ones.
        Hey Greedy, so today one of the campaigns i added got very fast traffic. Its the first time i got to see what its like to play this game in real time. For this offer i decided to make 7 LPs, all similar for the most part with maybe different borders and buttons. Within the first hour i saw some landing pages where out performing other significantly. I immediately started sending more traffic to the LPs that where performing far superior.

        I have to say its a different game when you wait 1 hour for decent data vs a week or two. Defintley makes things more interesting I intend to create maybe 2-3 more campaigns this week and focus the rest of my time expanding and sharpening current campaigns.

        I also still want to get one PPC campaign going this week. Ill keep you guys posted.

        Onward and Upward
        -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Droopy Dawg
    Good job on your conversions!

    As for the traffic networks I use them both, and the quality is pretty much the same, but the one thing that makes me use LeadImpact over MediaTraffic is you can't use audio/video on your lander with MT as you can with LI.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Hey Greedy, so today one of the campaigns i added got very fast traffic. Its the first time i got to see what its like to play this game in real time. For this offer i decided to make 7 LPs, all similar for the most part with maybe different borders and buttons. Within the first hour i saw some landing pages where out performing other significantly. I immediately started sending more traffic to the LPs that where performing far superior.
    I know the feeling.

    I alway suggest one of the biggest keys in CPA is "Go to the volume!"

    Volume = Traffic

    Your first campaign may cost exactly the same amount of money to test the offer, and getting it converting as the second.

    But if your second campaign converts you could hit $500 a day vs. $500 a week. (Just an example estimate.)

    This is the difference of having $X,XXX days vs $XX.

    It is finding big traffic sources (in your case URLs), and getting them converting.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by Droopy Dawg View Post

      Good job on your conversions!

      As for the traffic networks I use them both, and the quality is pretty much the same, but the one thing that makes me use LeadImpact over MediaTraffic is you can't use audio/video on your lander with MT as you can with LI.
      Hey Droopy Dawg, I agree that MT can also work when used properly. I only have a few landers that i have volume for. In the next week i want to make sure to get some sound, geo targeting, and a few other things to my LP to increase CTR.

      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      I know the feeling.

      I alway suggest one of the biggest keys in CPA is "Go to the volume!"

      Volume = Traffic

      Your first campaign may cost exactly the same amount of money to test the offer, and getting it converting as the second.

      But if your second campaign converts you could hit $500 a day vs. $500 a week. (Just an example estimate.)

      This is the difference of having ,XXX days vs .

      It is finding big traffic sources (in your case URLs), and getting them converting.
      I agree completely! Its seems with a little more time and experience the possibility for $xxx and $x,xxx are quickly approaching

      Daily Update:

      - Success #5!!! Got my first lead conversion! It was $1.50 payout! The best part about this:
      1) First conversion outside of clickbank, it was Max Bounty!!!
      2) First lead conversion of my Affiliate Marketing Career!
      3) Only spent $1.50, of which $1.25 got eaten up with a keyword that was a little to general. So pretty much got my first conversion off .25 cents of targeting more specific keywords.

      - Instead of making more campaigns today i concentrated on expanding and polishing up current campaigns. That is one of the reason I got my lead conversion.

      Today was very exciting for me, getting my first lead conversion. I am making a diligent effort to explore all areas of Affiliate marketing traffic sources, aff networks, offers. I read in an article in the last week someone saying that pretty much every offer you see on every affiliate network there is someone making a killing with it. It really just comes down to if you have the correct marketing formula for that offer. I look forward to finding as many of these winning combinations as possible!

      Last night i came home after going out parting with some friends, and in my tipsy motivated mind frame, deposited another $250 in my LeadImpact account. It was a commitment to myself, that I am going to do whatever it takes to make affiliate marketing work for me. I am playing to win not just play!

      Onward and Upward
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    I agree completely! Its seems with a little more time and experience the possibility for and ,xxx are quickly approaching
    Good luck, never feel like you need to wait.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Weekend Update:
      Got conversions 6,7, and 8 since my last post.

      #6- $1.50 email submit
      #7 $21 clickbank
      #8 $65 clickbank

      Stats:
      Total Spent LeadImpact: $220
      Total Earning from campaigns:$246
      Total Profit: $26

      I am very happy with my results thus far. I haven't been forcing my offer into a bigger window up until now, and i think i probably lost a lot of conversions . Im still trying to get it set up properly with my tracking, but think i have already noticed a difference by forcing the offer to be in a full sized window.

      I also used this weekend to absorb everything i could on 7 search and plan to start running a few campaigns there to start. Ill probably play with 7 search for the next few weeks before tackling another traffic source for now. The combination of learning the new traffic source, and getting tracking setup for the new traffic source requires a decent amount of learning for me

      Anyways hope everyone had a good weekend.

      Onward and Upward
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    I also used this weekend to absorb everything i could on 7 search and plan to start running a few campaigns there to start. Ill probably play with 7 search for the next few weeks before tackling another traffic source for now. The combination of learning the new traffic source, and getting tracking setup for the new traffic source requires a decent amount of learning for me
    I would stick with PPV, since it is already making progress for you.

    Resist the urge to jump around I would stick with 2 campaigns max.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      I would stick with PPV, since it is already making progress for you.

      Resist the urge to jump around I would stick with 2 campaigns max.
      I have about 50 campaigns running right now, of which only a few campaigns get okay traffic. My campaign that has the most traffic, eats about $7 of budget a day. Of these campaigns i still have a lot of waiting and data collecting to do. I don't see how i can continue to expand my business by only focusing on 2 campaigns while keeping them tight and hyper-focused.

      The few times i have tried high traffic keywords that i thought would work for a campaign, the keyword performed terribly.

      Daily Update:
      Got my first campaign up and running in 7search. I have used all i have learned to increase my chances of success in this platform. My plan is to start very tight and hyperfocused and then slowly expand. From what i have learned of 7search its like PPC and PPV had a baby and 7search was born

      Onward and Upward
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    I have about 50 campaigns running right now, of which only a few campaigns get okay traffic. My campaign that has the most traffic, eats about $7 of budget a day. Of these campaigns i still have a lot of waiting and data collecting to do. I don't see how i can continue to expand my business by only focusing on 2 campaigns while keeping them tight and hyper-focused.
    Sounds like a plan.

    From what i have learned of 7search its like PPC and PPV had a baby and 7search was born
    LOL yes that is one way to look at it.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Daily Update:

      - As of yesterday, it was the third day in a row that i got a sale via Lead Impact! Sat-$23, Sun-$65, Mon-$33.

      -Started my first few campaigns with 7 search. Both campaigns have about 10 targeted keywords. I made sure my adds pre-sell hard so if anybody does click on the link they are defintley a quality lead, unless they are a bot that is. In the last 24hours, ive gotten only 2 clicks with 10,000 impressions.

      - The one thing i wish was easier with 7search is split testing. I have prolly 10 different variations of the same ad i would like to test but so far cant find any easy way to test. According to 7 search you can split test by having your different variations running at different times of the day, or different days. If anybody has any insight on this issue it would be greatly appreciated.

      Im having fun playing around with a new traffic source and look forward to learning a lot in the next few weeks. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

      Onward and Upward
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author piegrande47
    Hi Ben, can you explain me more about the LP creations?, do you use domains or sub-domains?

    Best Regards

    Jonathan
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    • Profile picture of the author Greedy
      Originally Posted by piegrande47 View Post

      Hi Ben, can you explain me more about the LP creations?, do you use domains or sub-domains?

      Best Regards

      Jonathan
      It doesn't matter if you use regular domains or sub-domains, it won't effect conversion much.
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    • Profile picture of the author svetod
      Originally Posted by piegrande47 View Post

      Hi Ben, can you explain me more about the LP creations?, do you use domains or sub-domains?

      Best Regards

      Jonathan
      If you will be using Adwords and want to have the keyword in front of your URL like keywords.domain.com, then you should have it as a subdomain. This is a must requirement in order to stay google compliant.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by piegrande47 View Post

      Hi Ben, can you explain me more about the LP creations?, do you use domains or sub-domains?
      For LP creations i just use Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I place them in a directory usually in my root domain (I am sure my setup and organization could be better) ex. mydomain.com/product1, and just name my multiple different LP's index1.html, index2.html etc....

      Originally Posted by williamrs View Post

      Congratulations!

      Keep up the good work!
      Hey William,
      Thanks for your support. I enjoy your post on the forum.

      Originally Posted by PPC-Coach View Post

      Good stuff keep it going.

      Hey PPC Coach, Thanks for the support and i also enjoy your post in the forum!

      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      How has things been going?

      Still in the green?
      Hey Greedy!

      I unfortuntley have run into a small dry spell. After i had 3 days in a row with sales, the last 8 days have been completely dry. I will admit that the dryness sucked up some of my swagger last week, but im back in full swing this week. The only conversions where for email submits, where I spent much more than i earned.

      Notes:

      1) I am having trouble getting email submits to pan out via lead impact. Ive tried cutting keywords that dont seem to perform, optimizing LP's, and optimizing the campagin. These are $1.40 payouts, and after spending about $80 on 3 different but similar offers, dont see any hope. I have one Survey offer that is name and email submit that pays $4, which i am testing now, so far not looking that promising.


      2) I have spent the last week optimizing all my campaigns. That means, making new LP's for offers that i didn't like. Switching up offers for some of the campaigns. Adding keywords to some campaigns, Cutting keywords from others. etc...

      3) This week i plan to do a roll out of 7 search campaigns. I currently have 3 campaigns running, but all are spending about $1 a day because they are very tight, and pre-sell hard.

      4) I think there is a 5% chance that something i did with my optimizing LP's have messed something up(Created a redirect page, so i could resize the window, and made sure all clicks open in new window via _blank). The reason i say this is because ever since making these changes i havent got a sale. Ive tested to see if eveything works, and it seems to be fine on my end, so thats why i say 5% something internal is jacked.

      Stats:
      LeadImpact Spent: $500
      LeadImpact Rev: $300
      Current position: -$200 (This could be higher if i get a refund for a clickbank product)

      Conclusion: Its crazy how i thought after having 3 days in a row with sales that i figured something out. Now i go for 8 days dry, and it feels kinda like im back to square one, but with more knowledge. I am going to go ahead and deposit another $300 in LI, and hopefully get my swag back.

      As always i am focused on sticking to the process and not focusing to much on the results at this point. I am confident i can make this work, and not to concerned with my $200 loss so far, just got keep truckin. Anyway, thank you all for your support.

      Onward and Upward
      -Ben

      P.S. Its also much more fun and easy writing daily updates when something good happens rather than sharing of one's dry spell.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Conclusion: Its crazy how i thought after having 3 days in a row with sales that i figured something out. Now i go for 8 days dry, and it feels kinda like im back to square one, but with more knowledge. I am going to go ahead and deposit another $300 in LI, and hopefully get my swag back.
    yeah, I always look as it as paying for knowledge, when I am testing a new ad network for the first few months.

    As always i am focused on sticking to the process and not focusing to much on the results at this point. I am confident i can make this work, and not to concerned with my $200 loss so far, just got keep truckin. Anyway, thank you all for your support.
    Great attitude.

    What I would suggest... is skip doing 7Search for now, and stick to LeadImpact since it is working for me. On LeadImpact I would launch a new campaign that targets bigger URLs so you can get faster money coming in, also build this new campaign around a lower payout CPA offer $4-$10.

    With a cheaper offer, you will spend a lot less money on testing. Since testing 1-2x the cost of the offer will be a lot less.

    When starting out low payout offers are a great way to learn and save money.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeFerguson
    Nice my work my friend! Keep it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by JoeFerguson View Post

      Nice my work my friend! Keep it up!
      Thanks for the support!

      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post


      What I would suggest... is skip doing 7Search for now, and stick to LeadImpact since it is working for me. On LeadImpact I would launch a new campaign that targets bigger URLs so you can get faster money coming in, also build this new campaign around a lower payout CPA offer $4-$10.
      I have taken your advice, and will hold on 7search until i have put a good 5-10 more campaigns up in the $4-$10 for leadimpact. I have already gone through all offers in that price range for a few networks and have chosen about 10 offers i can see potentially working.

      Ill try and have these 10 campaigns all up by the end of the weekend. Next week ill start adding LP's and split test direct vs LP. Ill keep you guys posted.

      Onward and Upward
      -Ben
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      • Profile picture of the author Greedy
        Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

        Thanks for the support!



        I have taken your advice, and will hold on 7search until i have put a good 5-10 more campaigns up in the $4-$10 for leadimpact. I have already gone through all offers in that price range for a few networks and have chosen about 10 offers i can see potentially working.

        Ill try and have these 10 campaigns all up by the end of the weekend. Next week ill start adding LP's and split test direct vs LP. Ill keep you guys posted.

        Onward and Upward
        -Ben
        Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hrkjds
    Great to know about your success story. Keep posting...
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by papuanac1971 View Post

      I mastered dating niche and I get good income from that but I always love to see what others do, test their methods and that's why I register on Greed Report.
      I highly recommend to register, spend $10 miserable bucks and get valuable info from that site that can multiply your earnings.
      Hey papauanac.
      Thanks for the support. I would also like to get into the dating niche, but have yet to put up some dating campaigns. Because of your post i plan on putting a few campaigns up this week.

      Originally Posted by Hrkjds View Post

      Great to know about your success story. Keep posting...
      Hey Hrkjds,
      Thanks for reading and showing support!

      Labor Day Update:

      - So I have put up 7 campaigns in lead impact, all of which are in $5-$10 / lead range. I started running all campaigns for a day direct linking, but have paused all of them until, I can put together a landing page. I am excited for the day that i can have a profitable campaign by simply direct linking, till than i have come to the conclusion with lead-impact in specific, it is necessarily for a landing page.

      - For one of the campaigns I have i put together a LP ($7 payout), and have already got 2 conversions , so that particular campaign looks like it has great potential.

      - I have used this weekend to really polish up my email marketing knowledge. (Actually purchased 3 different WSO's on the subject. One of which where email swipes) I have come to realize how important it is for me to put together an email list, and i am wasting time and money not capturing emails, and putting them thru a sales funnel.

      Quick Stats:
      LeadImpact Spent: $500
      Clickbank Commisions: $300
      Max Bount Commisions: $30
      Net Loss: $170

      I am currently at a loss, but am very happy with the knowledge ive gained. Im excited to start promoting products in the $5-$10 range and think i can find something that i can make work. Also i think i can start improving some CTR, here and there.


      Goals for the week:

      1) Create Landing Pages for my new campaigns
      2) Create 3 more campaigns in the dating niche
      3) Create an email opt-in page LP for my stock campaign (business opportunity/ IM niche)
      4) Create Free Gift for for email opt-in
      5) Create my email swipes that are half valuable content, and the other half promote affiliate products. This i imagine may take a little while, but i would like to have a year worth of swipes available. (Load how ever far i get into Aweber)

      So for this week, my main focus is on my 10 new $5-$10/lead campaigns via leadimpact, and getting my email game up and running.

      Onwards and Upwards
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author DrwQ45
    I have also been experiencing a dry spell but I believe its because of the holiday and people going away before schools starts. I am going to try LI because of your post. I am converting via Bing but I want another source. I tried 7 and received a few conversions but about time I got done with all the blocking I was just breaking even. Please keep up your updates and God willing the conversions will start flowing again.
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  • Profile picture of the author foxrun
    Smart way of testing. LeadImpact looks like it will start to pay off for you with it's up's and down's
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by DrwQ45 View Post

      Please keep up your updates and God willing the conversions will start flowing again.
      Hey DrwQ45,
      Thanks for the support. Determined to make IM work, so this dryspell is just part of the learning curve. I feel its only a matter of time before i find / cultivate some winning campaigns.

      Originally Posted by foxrun View Post

      Smart way of testing. LeadImpact looks like it will start to pay off for you with it's up's and down's
      Thats the intention. Im getting great practice in the process of learning. I have now created over 50 campaigns and over 100+ landing pages. I can confidently say that my skills have defintely improved in the last month.

      Daily Update:

      - Have gotten all my 10 new $5-$10 campaigns up. Only have Landing Pages for 2 of them thus far. My goal is to create LP's for all my new campaigns by the end of the week.

      - I Have been spending a lot of time trying to get my email game up and running. I logistically know what to do, but there is a learning curve and a lot of things that must be done:
      1) Getting used to Aweber
      2) Creating a squeez page
      3) Setting up tracking through CPVLab
      4) Create a Free Giveaway for email submit (i have multiple ideas, on how to do this which is going to require me to make 2 different Reports/ Ebooks. One will prolly end up being a free WSO - coming soon to a warrior forum near you)
      5) Putting together email swipes, so i can put my list on autopilot, and subscribers have sales funnel to go through
      6) Choosing offers to promote, and creating email swipe for product

      All the above i could probably do in a day if i had someone showing me exactly what to do, but like you all know teaching yourself usually takes a bit longer. On a positive note im confident teaching myself is giving me a better overall understanding of everything that i learn.

      Anyways I have no conversions to report of today, but am slowly building up my IM business.

      Onward and Upwards
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author kinyash
    Awsome men, keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author liquide43
    Keep going and trying.Congratilations man.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by kinyash View Post

      Awsome men, keep up the good work.
      Thanks Kinyash!

      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      Glad to hear!!
      Thanks Greedy!

      Originally Posted by liquide43 View Post

      Keep going and trying.Congratilations man.
      Thanks Liquide!


      Daily Update:

      - I have a few clickbank products ive been promoting on L.I. that have payouts close to $100+ (rebills included). I have already spent about $50 each on 2 different campaigns that haven't converted yet (My CTR has also been steadily falling). I decided to pause these campaigns until i have a squeez page in place. Im finding that promoting clickbank products has been like rolling dice thus far. I cant confidently say if any campaign will survive, although all the ones with a sale are profitable for now (I promoting probably 35 clickbank products) It seems like every conversion is random.

      - Im more confident than ever that if I set up a list building system in all these different niches Im currently targeting, it could be responsible for big paydays down the line, and also make this business a little bit more stable. Also I will be first concentrating on the IM niche for listing building, this is because it is laid out the best in every WSO, and you can literally see what the the top dawgs in the IM game are doing by signing up for there list. I also really do enjoy the IM niche as well. (When it comes to WSO's, i love the shiny objects )

      Onward and Upwards
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
    Two days in a row! Right after writing my post i checked my CPVLab again today to find that I have my biggest sale yet!!! Payout of $67! I have been promoting two different products in this niche and have been split testing and have sold one of each. So this particular campaign has a riduclous ROI.
    Total Spent this campaign: $8
    Total Commissions this campaign: $90 ($67 + $23)
    ROI is over 1000%!

    Current Stats:
    LeadImpact Spend: $560
    Total Commisions: $400
    Net: -$160

    Anyways, just thought i'd share.

    Onward and Upwards
    -Ben
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    • Profile picture of the author Greedy
      Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

      Total Spent this campaign: $8
      Total Commissions this campaign: $90 ($67 + $23)
      ROI is over 1000%!
      How much potential volume does each of these campaigns have?

      Anyone hit targeting big keywords yet?
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by natebunger View Post

        Congratulations! You deserve all the blessings that you are getting right now. I can see the efforts that you are making to get the extra money. You are even willing to spend more just to learn techniques. Truly, those who are persevering enough can make it big in this line of business.
        Thanks for the kind words Nate. Much appreciated!

        Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

        How much potential volume does each of these campaigns have?

        Anyone hit targeting big keywords yet?
        This campaign doesn't really have any super active URLS. A good comparable would be a product on curing "Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS" (Actually i did sell one CB product on IBS thus far). There is only so many people that need a cure for IBS, whom also happen to be part of LeadImpact network.

        Daily Update:

        -I have one dating campaign that im promoting from a different country that i. direct linking to for now, that has been getting conversions. I have probably spent $12 on LI and have had 3 conversions that amount to $15. So this campaign looks like it can potentially become profitable. It also has good volume traffic potential.

        - Im also working on getting my email optin and campaign finished. Hopefully i will report my first email subscriber shortly.

        Onward and Upwards
        -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author mediamarket
    Sounds like a solid plan, when your learning your going to lose money, only think of it as data.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by mediamarket View Post

      Sounds like a solid plan, when your learning your going to lose money, only think of it as data.
      Thanks for the support MediaMarket!

      Daily Update:
      -Today i woke up and checked my CPVlab to see that i had 6 new conversions over night! Today is already going down as most conversions in a day for me. Most of them where from a dating offer, one of them was also my highest paying lead conversion to date at $15. For that $15 conversion, i have been running this campaign for the last month, and i was $12 into my spend until in finally hit for me last night.

      - Today I will continue to work on sharpening up my 5-$15 campaigns, along with continuing to work on my email campaign.

      Onward and Upwards
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkgorilla
    Well done!

    The hardest part of affiliate marketing is probably making that first sale. Once you've got that, it's a lot easier to get the other sales flowing in. Sales will be inconsistent, that's natural. Some days you might get dozens of sales, other days even none.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    The hardest part of affiliate marketing is probably making that first sale. Once you've got that, it's a lot easier to get the other sales flowing in
    Because it gives you a reason to believe.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by pinkgorilla View Post

      Well done!

      The hardest part of affiliate marketing is probably making that first sale..
      Hey PinkGorilla, thanks for the support. I agree that breaking the ice initially is hardest part.

      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      Because it gives you a reason to believe.
      Hey Greedy! I agree that belief is probably the biggest part of the equation. I came to the conclusion when i got into the IM word that there are a lot of people that are very successful, and making a lot of money in the industry. That being said, if they could be successful than i know i could to. I have been successful in other industries which has allowed me the time, money, and belief to treat IM like a real business.

      Weekly Update:
      - My dating offer is my first campaign that is converting regularly. I am averaging about 5 conversion a day. The campaigns ROI is currently at 30%. I hope to improve this as more keywords continue to get cut. This campaigns has profited about $5 a day currently. This exact campaign i tried to transfer to MediaTraffic with no luck. MT is one tough nut to crack.

      - Still working on setting up my email campaign. I am also working on creating my free report / guide for people who OPT-in. I will probably make a mini-guide /report about PPV, cause that is what i feel i can put together the highest quality content. Will also probably create signature this week, and give away my guide to warriors who want to opt-in to my list.

      - I put up a 3 different 7search campagins this weekend, cause i read an article that motivated me. They only took me about 7 min each, and there all very tight and will not require much monitoring. (Im trying not to jump around to much from traffic sources, but these where to easy for me to create, not to try)

      - I have about 7 campaigns on hold in the $5-$15 payout range, which I intend to create an LP and reactivate by the end of the week.


      Hope everyone has a successful and productive week.

      Onward and Upwards
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    - My dating offer is my first campaign that is converting regularly. I am averaging about 5 conversion a day. The campaigns ROI is currently at 30%. I hope to improve this as more keywords continue to get cut. This campaigns has profited about $5 a day currently. This exact campaign i tried to transfer to MediaTraffic with no luck. MT is one tough nut to crack.
    I would save up money for TrafficVance.

    - I put up a 3 different 7search campagins this weekend, cause i read an article that motivated me. They only took me about 7 min each, and there all very tight and will not require much monitoring. (Im trying not to jump around to much from traffic sources, but these where to easy for me to create, not to try)
    How are they doing?
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  • Profile picture of the author paulhung
    Congratulate! I wish I can do as you can
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by paulhung View Post

      Congratulate! I wish I can do as you can
      Hey Paul Thanks for the support!
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      I would save up money for TrafficVance.
      How are they doing?
      I have the funds ready for TrafficVance, I will probably do it in the next week or two. I have been lagging a little with my new LI campaigns. No conversions for the 7search. I think one reason for this is 8 of the 9 campagins I have on 7search are CPS type offers. Ill try to get more lead type offers going in the next week.

      Updates:

      Lead Impact Stats: (Just deposited another $350)
      Lead Impact Spent: $750
      Total Commissions: $600
      Net: -$150

      7 Search Stats:
      Spent: $40 with 0 commision thus far. (I attribute this to having almost exclusivley sale type offers)
      Net: -$40

      Media Traffic: (Will not deposit more money)
      Spent $80 with 0 commissions: Media Traffic is very hard to crack. I've tried all type of offers, and nothing has hit or even showed any type of promise.
      Net: -$80


      - I have been hard at work getting my mini-guide together for my opt-in for the IM niche. Putting together all the content and making sure to add affiliate links/offers for products i trust and believe in.

      Thats the Update!

      Onward and Upwards
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    No conversions for the 7search. I think one reason for this is 8 of the 9 campagins I have on 7search are CPS type offers.
    Try focusing on less campaigns. Since you need test each 1-2x the offer's payout, for every change.

    Most campaign don't work out the gate, you will have to make multiple tweaks with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Daily Update:

      - Today has been a great day of conversions. My dating offer converted 6 times already, and is now at a 40% ROI. I hope to continue to improve my ROI by cutting more garbage keywords once they have had enough impressions.

      - My clickbank stock campaign also converted today. Its the 3rd time since I started with leadimpact it has converted. Payout is $65. For this campaign my ROI is right at 100%.

      - I'm currently at $93 revenue for the day. With a few more conversions this can be my first $100 day!

      Things are starting to get more interesting

      Onward and Upwards
      -Ben
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      • Profile picture of the author Vizkii
        Hey there bigbenre, Congratulations on all your vast knowledge you've learned in a small amount of time. Also on your recent success today.

        Are you only using Clickbank for your offers? I'd say you should stick too LeadImpact and try out Peerfly now that you've condensed the amount of campaigns your Running.

        One tip you should check out next time your researching, find a campaign that's really working for someone else and Reverse Engineer it. Cheers!
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      • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
        Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

        Daily Update:

        - Today has been a great day of conversions. My dating offer converted 6 times already, and is now at a 40% ROI. I hope to continue to improve my ROI by cutting more garbage keywords once they have had enough impressions.

        - My clickbank stock campaign also converted today. Its the 3rd time since I started with leadimpact it has converted. Payout is $65. For this campaign my ROI is right at 100%.

        - I'm currently at $93 revenue for the day. With a few more conversions this can be my first $100 day!

        Things are starting to get more interesting

        Onward and Upwards
        -Ben
        Nice work. Did you ever get any conversions with 7Search?
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        • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
          Originally Posted by Vizkii View Post

          Hey there bigbenre, Congratulations on all your vast knowledge you've learned in a small amount of time. Also on your recent success today.
          Are you only using Clickbank for your offers? I'd say you should stick too LeadImpact and try out Peerfly now that you've condensed the amount of campaigns your Running.
          Hey Vzkii, thanks for the support. Im useing clickbank, Maxbounty, and Peerfly (no conversion with peerfly yet)

          Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post

          Nice work. Did you ever get any conversions with 7Search?
          Hey Mr.Man, thanks for the support. I have not got any 7search conversions yet. I attribute this to the fact that majority of my campagins are sale type offers rather than lead generation, which are much easier to convert.

          - Im am currently 1 conversion away from my first $100 day.

          - I have put another niche specific dating site campaign up. Ill test it out with direct linking and let you know how it goes.

          Onward and Upwards
          -Ben
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          • Profile picture of the author DrwQ45
            Like Greedy continues to say you just can't give up. I just had a casino offer convert on normal 7search yesterday that paid $45 and previously many sweepstakes leads convert. With 7search search you need to get the Blocked RID form and once you do your testing filter out the non-converting seemingly paid to click your ad ID's. Then your ROI is be much better.of course depending on your landing page. I have not seen any conversions yet on 7search Display network but I am working on that currently switching around banners and landing pages. I'm glad to hear that you keep on keeping on. The 7search Display seems almost worse then Bing for detecting false positives via McAfee then removing your campaign without letting your make changes. Also if you are promoting a UK only offer they just test it in the US so if you have a re-direct to a different offer because of US traffic then they remove your campaign. So the 7search Display network in not a forgiving as the normal 7search. Take care and may the leads and sales be with you !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    If I was in your shoes, I would halt creating new campaigns, forget about 7Search, and focus on scaling and growing your campaigns that are already working.

    It is MUCH MUCH easier to make something that is converting to make more money, than starting something new.

    I believe you have 2 profitable campaigns, here is what I would focus all my efforts on.

    CLICKBANK CAMPAIGN:
    - Test 5 Landing Pages (Test Audio, Video, Scarcity, Exit Pops, Geo-Call Out, Ect.)
    - A Squeeze Page & Email Promotion
    - Test 3 Other Offers
    - Keep digging and testing new URLs. (Get creative. Test big URL swinging for the fences.)


    DATING CAMPAIGN:
    - Test 5 Landing Pages (Test a "Rules" Landing Page. Make it look like the offer. Check POF for some good LP ideas.)
    - Test 10 Other Offers
    - Keep digging and testing new URLs. (Get creative. Test big URL swinging for the fences.)

    If you aren't getting enough traffic to do split tests, really focus on getting those bigger URLs. Or tweaking the campaign, so it fits a more larger demographic.

    If you can boost your LP's CTR 50% for any of those with typically isn't to hard if the campaign is new, you will be well over $100 a day.

    As soon as I get a converting campaign my focus is on maximizing it in every way. This is the last time I would start playing around with a new traffic source, or build new campaigns. That is just my option.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vizkii
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      - Keep digging and testing new URLs. (Get creative. Test big URL swinging for the fences.)
      What do you mean when you say test new URLs and test Big URLs? I've seen and heard this many times before but never understood it.
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by Moneymaker2012 View Post

        Great work, keep it up. Don't forget there is a long way to go.
        Thanks MoneyMaker! Lifes about the journey not the destination Just trying to enjoy the process

        Originally Posted by Vizkii View Post

        What do you mean when you say test new URLs and test Big URLs? I've seen and heard this many times before but never understood it.
        I think Greedy is referring to keywords/urls(in ppv your keywords are urls) that generate a high volume of traffic. If you can learn to convert a high traffic keyword you have potential to make lots of money.

        Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

        If I was in your shoes, I would halt creating new campaigns, forget about 7Search, and focus on scaling and growing your campaigns that are already working.

        It is MUCH MUCH easier to make something that is converting to make more money, than starting something new.

        I believe you have 2 profitable campaigns, here is what I would focus all my efforts on.

        CLICKBANK CAMPAIGN:
        - Test 5 Landing Pages (Test Audio, Video, Scarcity, Exit Pops, Geo-Call Out, Ect.)
        - A Squeeze Page & Email Promotion
        - Test 3 Other Offers
        - Keep digging and testing new URLs. (Get creative. Test big URL swinging for the fences.)


        DATING CAMPAIGN:
        - Test 5 Landing Pages (Test a "Rules" Landing Page. Make it look like the offer. Check POF for some good LP ideas.)
        - Test 10 Other Offers
        - Keep digging and testing new URLs. (Get creative. Test big URL swinging for the fences.)

        If you aren't getting enough traffic to do split tests, really focus on getting those bigger URLs. Or tweaking the campaign, so it fits a more larger demographic.

        If you can boost your LP's CTR 50% for any of those with typically isn't to hard if the campaign is new, you will be well over $100 a day.

        As soon as I get a converting campaign my focus is on maximizing it in every way. This is the last time I would start playing around with a new traffic source, or build new campaigns. That is just my option.
        Wow Greedy, thanks for the in depth reply. I will try to focus a little more, but achieving a 50%CTR seems crazy. My best CTR is for my Stock Offer that gets around 15% over the last month and a half. My average CTR for a LP is usually under 5%. I will try and implement some techniques you suggested above. The payout is $65, so it means i would be spending about $100 on each high traffic keyword as long as it getting decent CTR.

        As far as the dating offer goes. This one will be hard to scale because im direct linking to a dating offer in a different country.I don't speak the language so creating LP will be difficult.

        Onward and Upwards
        -Ben
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        • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
          Daily Update:

          - Yesterday was my best day to date. I missed my $100 day by less the .50 cents. Spent around $30 for the day in advertising.

          - Today has been a little slower but have converted twice on my dating offer.

          - I am about half way through creating my e-book/WSO , that I will be giving out when somebody opts-in to my email list. Creating this is taking longer than i thought but its going to be a quality product. Its looking like its going to be around 20-25 page PDF. I was even thinking about eventually adding some video and making it a paid WSO. Expect to see this in my signature in the next week or 2. I have already created the image that will be in my signature.

          Near Future Goals:

          - Release my E-book / WSO.
          - Change my avatar from a smiley face to a picture of me (gotta start branding)
          - Create a video of myself and post onto forum. This will start the branding process, and also getting myself more comfortable and natural in front of the camera.
          - Sign up for TrafficVance ( I have already talked to my AM for referral)
          - Take coaching from some higher profile coaches. I want to do this for 2 reasons. First i want to improve everything Im doing. I know if i had a pro look through what i am doing right now, they could make a few specific suggestions that would surely skyrocket my profitable. Second, i think eventually i would set up my own coaching program, and would love to have first hand experience what the best out there have to offer.

          Anyways, thanks for reading!

          Onward and Upwards!
          -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Great work, keep it up. Don't forget there is a long way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author jsmiz
    Not sure i understand why you would want to start selling an ebook/wso already when you're at 100$ in revenue(not that it's not good)...If that's one of your goals, i'd wait til you actually got 500$ days to be at a more credible level and then start branding yourself. Take no offense, just looks like you wanna move a bit too fast
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by jsmiz View Post

      Not sure i understand why you would want to start selling an ebook/wso already when you're at 100$ in revenue(not that it's not good)...If that's one of your goals, i'd wait til you actually got 500$ days to be at a more credible level and then start branding yourself. Take no offense, just looks like you wanna move a bit too fast
      No offense taken at all. I would feel the same way if i read another user with a similar post to mine. I am actually not planning on selling it, but rather releasing it as a Free WSO. I am confident I will do my credibility justice when people see the quality of the information i present.

      Daily Update:

      - Babysitting my current campaigns. Making little changes here and there to improve what I currently have going.

      - Continuing to work on my WSO, I am very happy with it so far, and should be done by early next week.

      - Today has been a decent day for conversion 5 so far of my dating offer and 1 for MyPCBackup. Although I am having trouble cracking how to get MyPCBackup profitable for US traffic. I have one country where its is in the green for now.

      Anyways back to work.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    I will try to focus a little more, but achieving a 50%CTR seems crazy. My best CTR is for my Stock Offer that gets around 15% over the last month and a half.
    What I was saying is you can easily get 50% increase to you current CTR. Doubling your conversions.

    Are you using a landing page / quick pre-sell page with your ClickBank offers, if not your are missing out.

    Also did you test targeting some keywords as well?
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      What I was saying is you can easily get 50% increase to you current CTR. Doubling your conversions.

      Are you using a landing page / quick pre-sell page with your ClickBank offers, if not your are missing out.

      Also did you test targeting some keywords as well?
      Hey Greedy!

      I am using a landing page for my Clickbank offer. However im not sure if my LP would be considered a pre-sell page? I have not tested out actual keywords. The few times I have it seemed to burn through money at crazy speeds (Or maybe what i thought was crazy speeds at the time). Anyways I will try and play around with these suggestions. Like always thanks for your help.

      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author yoamro
    Any new updates Ben?! This thread is really interesting.
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    • Profile picture of the author NeshSab
      Hey Ben, I'm really enjoying your process. You are doing very good!

      Although I am having trouble cracking how to get MyPCBackup profitable for US traffic
      I had this problem, too. I didn't have luck with this offer.
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by yoamro View Post

        Any new updates Ben?! This thread is really interesting.
        Hey Yoamro, thanks for the support. I do have a few updates today!

        Originally Posted by NeshSab View Post

        Hey Ben, I'm really enjoying your process. You are doing very good!

        I had this problem, too. I didn't have luck with this offer.
        Hey NeshSab, thanks for support and reading. There is one country where i run MyPCBackup where it is currently profitable. That being said, that country gets almost no traffic, so I'm up $5 which means nothing.

        Daily Update:

        - So on Sunday almost hit $100 again, but was $4 dollars shy. I still have yet to hit my first $100 revenue day. Today is very slow with only one $5 conversion.

        - Today I submitted my application to TrafficVance, and should be approved by tomorrow morning. Once approved ill deposit the $1000, and move a few of my profitable campaigns over. I got my referral from my Affiliate Manager.

        - I have been hard at work on my PPV Guide. Its currently at 22 pages and about 5,000 word count. It is way more detailed than i thought i would ever make it. This is the first time, since i attended High School that i have been writing as much as a do. The combination of this E-Book and posting in this forum is improving my writing skills.

        - I have been working on becoming more productive by breaking up my day into 25 minute work sessions. Than documenting every 30minute period in the day. For those 25 minutes i don't allow myself to be distracted by anything. Today was very productive, but i can still improve greatly. I feel productivity is a muscle that needs to be built, and consistently worked on.

        - On Sunday I finally got back to the breakeven point, rather than in the red.

        LeadImpact Stats:
        LeadImact Spent: $900
        Commissions Paid: $900

        7 Serach; Spent $75, 0 Conversions
        - I have spent everything in my 7 Search account right now. I probably wont deposit more right away, and just focus more on TrafficVance. That being said I still think 7Search can be a great traffic source.

        MediaTraffic $100, 0 Conversions (Will Not Re-Deposit)
        - Stupid MediaTraffic. I am sure there are some people out there making money with MediaTraffic, but I am not one of the chosen ones.

        Thats the update, hope you enjoyed.

        Onward and Upwards!
        -Ben
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        • Profile picture of the author morg2k2
          Hello,

          I also started a few month with CPA, i think a great way to get some income, with high risks.

          So i have some questions athat maybe you can clarify me if you donĀ“t mind:

          1) Do you use only paid traffic or cannot use free traffic (like SEO to the LP or redirecting traffic from relevant blogs that you have , etc) , or you are not allowed to use free traffic.

          2) What kind of offer are better the ones with higher payout like $50-100 per action or really low payout offers like email submits for exemple?

          I would like enlighten your courage to went ahead against all the odds of CPA.

          Keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author marksdcqh
    I would suggest to be very methodical in how you add new traffic source since they all require a certain learning curve before you can make them profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thego12
    That's awesome Bigbenre, keep on your success ways
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by morg2k2 View Post

      Hello,
      1) Do you use only paid traffic or cannot use free traffic (like SEO to the LP or redirecting traffic from relevant blogs that you have , etc) , or you are not allowed to use free traffic.

      2) What kind of offer are better the ones with higher payout like $50-100 per action or really low payout offers like email submits for example?

      Keep up the good work.
      Hey Morg thanks for the support. 1) Right now I am only using paid traffic, that being said i feel having some free traffic methods in your business model can only help. Ill probably do some Youtube marketing in the next few months, but am way to busy right now. 2) For PPV i suggest starting in the $3-$15 payout for lead range. Any payout lower is hard to make profitable, any higher payout are much more difficult to convert.


      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      Keep up the hard work! Motivating to see.
      Thanks Greedy!

      Originally Posted by Thego12 View Post

      That's awesome Bigbenre, keep on your success ways
      Thanks Thego, appretiate the support!

      Daily Update:

      - I got approved by TrafficVance today. Now i am just waiting for my account to fund. You have to send in ID, cc info, and signed sheets, so there is going to be some processing time. Hopefully if i am lucky by the end of today i can run my first campaign. One thing i thought was interesting is that you need a separate account for US traffic vs. International. Meaning that you must deposit a $1000 into each account if you want to do both US and International traffic. Im only going to start with US for now, and move on from here.

      - I have 2 conversions today for the dating offer Im promoting. My ROI for that campaign has dropped from 40% to 30%.

      - I am continuing to work hard to get my PPV guide finished. Even getting Affiliate links to put into guide is a time consuming process in it of itself.

      Anyways, hope everyone's having a good day.

      Onward and Upwards
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    - I got approved by TrafficVance today. Now i am just waiting for my account to fund. You have to send in ID, cc info, and signed sheets, so there is going to be some processing time. Hopefully if i am lucky by the end of today i can run my first campaign. One thing i thought was interesting is that you need a separate account for US traffic vs. International. Meaning that you must deposit a $1000 into each account if you want to do both US and International traffic. Im only going to start with US for now, and move on from here.
    Congrats! TrafficVance is awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author momo1984
    any updates? I would like to see more results :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Greedy
      Originally Posted by momo1984 View Post

      any updates? I would like to see more results :-)
      Yes, how have things been going? Interested to hear as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Hey Greedy and Momo, thanks for the support and interest in my progress!

        Weekly Update:

        - So i have TrafficVance, finally up, running, and funded. I have went ahead and transferred about half of my successful campaigns over , and plan to transfer the rest today. No conversions yet, but i am only $1 into my $1000 deposit .

        - For my PPV camapigns I have been more in a maintenance mode, than expansion mode. This is because i really want to get my Email funnel up and running.

        - I have finished all the content of my PPV guide, and now i am just adding affiliate links. In some cases this requires me to send my guide to certain companies for them to review before i can promote there product or service.

        - I am focusing a lot on the email aspect of IM, because I feel its probably the most stable aspect of IM. I have always believed in having a diverse portfolio, and having listing building in your gameplan is what i would compare to a long term hold in real estate or the stock market. Paid advertising is the day to day hustle, while list building is the investment in the future. Both of which are important to a well balanced portfolio.

        - Something really interesting happened this week. I ran out of funds from 7search about a week ago, but i got a conversion this weekend for my stock product im promoting. This was a pleasant surprise, given this is a $65 payout. I probably wont deposit more money into 7 search just yet, unless they honor a 50% bonus.

        TIP: For those interested in testing 7Search, if you are part of MaxBounty, and goto there resources page they have a bonus. You can deposit upto $200 and get a 50% bonus. So if you deposit $200, youll get an additional $100 in your account. This is only for first time depositors.

        - I think I may change my avatar this week from my amazing happy face to a picture of myself, so i can start branding my image.

        Anyways, I have a monster To-do list for this week so its time for me to get back to work (Posting on the warrior forum is part of my daily To-Do's) Hope you enjoyed, and lets all have a successful productive week.

        Onward and Upwards
        -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
    Congrats on your success so far Ben. Keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    - So i have TrafficVance, finally up, running, and funded. I have went ahead and transferred about half of my successful campaigns over , and plan to transfer the rest today. No conversions yet, but i am only $1 into my $1000 deposit .
    TrafficVance is great! Glad you were approved.

    TIP: For those interested in testing 7Search, if you are part of MaxBounty, and goto there resources page they have a bonus. You can deposit upto $200 and get a 50% bonus. So if you deposit $200, youll get an additional $100 in your account. This is only for first time depositors.
    Thanks for this tip, I am going to share this with some others. Didn't know that, great for newbies.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by LukePeerFly View Post

      Congrats on your success so far Ben. Keep it up!
      The Legend LukePeerFly! Thanks for the support! Feel like I found a 4 leaf clover!Today is a good day!

      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      Thanks for this tip, I am going to share this with some others. Didn't know that, great for newbies.
      Hey Greedy! Finally I am able to give you a little nugget back in return! (I have my own treasure chest of nuggets from you) Today is a great day!

      Update:

      Stats:
      LeadImpact Spent: $1000
      LeadImpact Commisions: $1000
      ROI: 0%

      TrafficVance: Only $3 into budget.

      - So for the last week i have profited a little. My dating camapign is paying for it self and for my other marketing. Than every few days a clickbank sale would go down, and take me into profits for the week. This has been the case for the last few weeks. I will start expanding again once i get my email campaign up and running.

      - Today was the first time one of my Clickbank sales got refunded. Ive been warned about this, and it finally happened. This continues to reinforce that i need to get my email game up and running so income becomes more reliable.

      - For those who have not noticed, I have changed my avatar from a picture of a happyface to my own picture. (I did this to start the branding process). Video coming soon to a warrior forum near you

      - I have finished my E-book, and just need to format a little better. I will also have a buddy do a re-read for spelling and grammar mistakes. Ive' already created an Ebook cover image, and also an image for my signature.

      Anyways hope everybody is having a productive successful week.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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    - I have finished my E-book, and just need to format a little better. I will also have a buddy do a re-read for spelling and grammar mistakes. Ive' already created an Ebook cover image, and also an image for my signature.
    Make eBooks is hard work.

    I always feel like I am going to get it done in 2 days and it takes 2 weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author wardkfyh
    Congratulations!
    Keep up the good work!
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    Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    stick to it, and keep going.

    Do not give up, always get your control test, and then test again.

    I usually spend a few hundred with lead impact before I see ok conversions and killer converions, then i ramp them up. Just be patient and well done.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greedy
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      stick to it, and keep going.

      Do not give up, always get your control test, and then test again.

      I usually spend a few hundred with lead impact before I see ok conversions and killer converions, then i ramp them up. Just be patient and well done.
      Yup, I agree. Test, test, and test some more. Stay focused on.
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by wardkfyh View Post

        Congratulations!
        Keep up the good work!
        Hey Wardkfyh! Thanks for the Support!

        Originally Posted by th3seriousmind View Post

        Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
        Hey Serious Mind! Thanks for the support. I am happy your enjoying reading through it!

        Originally Posted by coderichard View Post

        Good Day!!!This article is so interesting!!Thank you that you share your experience with us!!!
        Hey CodeRichard! Thanks for the support. I am happy you are enjoying reading about my journey.

        Originally Posted by celente View Post

        stick to it, and keep going.

        Do not give up, always get your control test, and then test again.

        I usually spend a few hundred with lead impact before I see ok conversions and killer converions, then i ramp them up. Just be patient and well done.
        Hey Celente! Thanks for the support. I agree that if you are on a very limited budget and don't do the proper testing and tweaking its very hard to create a successful campaign. Persistence is one of the key factors to success!

        Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

        Make eBooks is hard work.

        I always feel like I am going to get it done in 2 days and it takes 2 weeks.
        Yep, this Ebook has taken much longer than expected, but on a positive note it is so much more, and higher quality than i anticipated. It started off being a quick report with some tips and tricks, and ended up turning into a comprehensive guide.

        I will post later today with a weekly update. Thank you everybody for your continued support.

        Onward and Upwards!
        -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author rizy
    Ben you are doing awesome, great courage and hard work.

    I came across your post because I am just now trying to get my foot into PPV, more specifically LeadImpact. But one thing I don't understand is why you feel the need to promote multiple different products and create 50 campaigns at a single time, oh hell no, I couldn't do this, and Greedy has tried to remind you over and over again that you gotta stick to only a couple that convert well for you and then just keep at it.

    I plan on picking only 1 product, that is an extremely broad category, and testing that accurately and super narrow down, with great URL research.

    The reason I am ready to jump on PPV is because it offers something crazy, URL targeting, wow, when you have that you don't need anything more. Use them and use them effectively, and see which work and stay with them, that is what I plan to do.

    -Rizzy
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by rizy View Post

      Ben you are doing awesome, great courage and hard work.

      I came across your post because I am just now trying to get my foot into PPV, more specifically LeadImpact. But one thing I don't understand is why you feel the need to promote multiple different products and create 50 campaigns at a single time, oh hell no, I couldn't do this, and Greedy has tried to remind you over and over again that you gotta stick to only a couple that convert well for you and then just keep at it.

      I plan on picking only 1 product, that is an extremely broad category, and testing that accurately and super narrow down, with great URL research.

      The reason I am ready to jump on PPV is because it offers something crazy, URL targeting, wow, when you have that you don't need anything more. Use them and use them effectively, and see which work and stay with them, that is what I plan to do.

      -Rizzy
      Hey Rizzy,

      Thanks for the support. I created as many campaigns as i did because a lot of the very specific niches i chose generated very little traffic. I was promting clickbank products at first and as you know they have a product for everything. For example i created campaigns for anything animal related I could find. Examples: Building a Chicken Coup, Raising Mini Pigs, Raising Goats, Raising Chickens, Raising Turkeys, Raising Rabbits. As you can see each one of these where a different campaign and none of them generated that much traffic. After all my testing of clickbank products/niches I was able to weed out 4 campaigns that are profitable. If it was not for my expansive testing i would have never known about these niches. That being said, how i approached PPV i would not necessarily recommend for someone new, and on a budget.

      I do agree with Greedy, and with your plan of action. I think if you stick to what you outlined above you are on a very good track to become a successful PPV Marketer. I would also like to add that you never know whats going to happen until your campaign goes live. You may think something will generate great traffic, but than be sadly mistaken.

      Like with everything else in life, make sure to keep taking action, test, tweak, rinse, repeat.

      Onward and Upwards
      -Ben
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      • Profile picture of the author rizy
        Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

        Hey Rizzy,

        Thanks for the support. I created as many campaigns as i did because a lot of the very specific niches i chose generated very little traffic. I was promting clickbank products at first and as you know they have a product for everything. For example i created campaigns for anything animal related I could find. Examples: Building a Chicken Coup, Raising Mini Pigs, Raising Goats, Raising Chickens, Raising Turkeys, Raising Rabbits. As you can see each one of these where a different campaign and none of them generated that much traffic. After all my testing of clickbank products/niches I was able to weed out 4 campaigns that are profitable. If it was not for my expansive testing i would have never known about these niches. That being said, how i approached PPV i would not necessarily recommend for someone new, and on a budget.

        I do agree with Greedy, and with your plan of action. I think if you stick to what you outlined above you are on a very good track to become a successful PPV Marketer. I would also like to add that you never know whats going to happen until your campaign goes live. You may think something will generate great traffic, but than be sadly mistaken.

        Like with everything else in life, make sure to keep taking action, test, tweak, rinse, repeat.

        Onward and Upwards
        -Ben
        Good stuff ben, and just saw that you are in SoCal, hopefully when we both are making profit ROI, we can meet.

        And keep this thread going, lots of knowledge for me...
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  • Profile picture of the author HeadStartSEO
    LOVE this thread. Keep up the hard work OP and don't stop!
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    Hey sweet results and congrats, welcome to the club!

    Remember: markets are never smooth and if you hit a bump at some point don't panic and ALWAYS look at the overall picture. I personally never look at daily figures anymore and make sure I crunch my numbers on a 3-day rule before making changes to my campaign.

    This is really key. Analyze your campaign over a bigger timespan, as bumps are very common. Then change one thing at a time until you figure out what the issue is. Just don't forget to always try and improve your campaign ... the competition never sleeps.

    Any questions just let me know
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    This is really key. Analyze your campaign over a bigger timespan, as bumps are very common. Then change one thing at a time until you figure out what the issue is. Just don't forget to always try and improve your campaign ... the competition never sleeps.
    Yes, great advice. Don't get caught up in the day to day gambler's mindset.
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  • Profile picture of the author takiki
    Any new updates ?! Very interesting thread, Thank you for sharing Ben
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by takiki View Post

      Any new updates ?! Very interesting thread, Thank you for sharing Ben
      Hey Takiki, thanks for the support.

      Originally Posted by johnnydio View Post

      That's great news...keep it up.
      Johnny, thanks for reading, and the support!

      Update:
      PPV Update:


      - So i just recently started setting up new campaigns in LeadImpact . I have been focusing mostly on dating offers, and have found a few new ones that i think have slight potential.

      - My clickbank products i have been promoting with success have not been converting as well as they did before. They are still in the profit, but if another sale doesn't come in, in the next week or 2 it will probably be back to breakeven.

      - Right now i am probably making about $10-$15 a day profit on PPV. The reason it is as low as it is right now, is because i am testing a lot of new campagins and the majority never end up making any money. Also I have narrowed my campagins down to about 4 profitable ones.

      - I still have plenty of budget in my TrafficVance account, but havent really started creating new campaigns in there yet. A lot of the dating offers i am promoting are adult dating sites which trafficvance does not allow. I will definitely use this budget soon enough, just need to figure how exactly i would like to do it.

      - I will probably purchase a 1 hour consulting session with 1 or 2 different experts/gurus to take a look at what im doing. I am sure there are little things i can tweak here and there to heavily increase my profits from PPV marketing.

      E-mailing Marketing Update

      - I have finished my E-Book on PPV Marketing a few weeks ago. I have not released it yet because I have been consulting with some people as the best way to release it for maximum exposure. My reasons for writing this E-Book are; start building my email list, provide high quality information, brand myself as a person whom over delivers with quality of conent.

      - I hope to finally release this E-Book in the next few weeks. In order to do this i still have to set-up my funnel: Squeez page, thank you page, thank you email, download page, download thank you page, follow-up emails, *maybe an OTO,. I plan on building multiple lists in the IM space. One that i will provide high quality content and i will push my own offers, and another that i build thru buying solo ads and monetize thru selling solo ads.

      Final Thoughts:

      - This last month has been a good one. Although my income has not improved that much, I have put in a lot of working on building a solid foundation to my business. I continue to love this business, and am amazed how everyday i continue to find golden nuggets. Thank you all for reading.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
    Sorry man I'm with Greedy. What you're doing sounds great but you have so many campaigns running. Now clearly they were profitable but why not find ones that are profitable and get those set up and optimized before making another 20 and moving into PPC, etc. Get a profitable campaign set up and THEN make another campaign and build out from there. No matter how tightly targeted they are it's still better to be in the green ;P just my thoughts!
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by sonixkid3000 View Post

      Sorry man I'm with Greedy. What you're doing sounds great but you have so many campaigns running. Now clearly they were profitable but why not find ones that are profitable and get those set up and optimized before making another 20 and moving into PPC, etc. Get a profitable campaign set up and THEN make another campaign and build out from there. No matter how tightly targeted they are it's still better to be in the green ;P just my thoughts!
      Hey Sonix,

      From your post its seems like you just read a part of the thread and commented. I also agree with everything Greedy has commented in this thread as well. Anyways thanks for commenting.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
    My apologies I just noticed that! Lol. Anyways sounds like you're doing good! Happy to hear of your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Good to see you are still moving forward, stick to the grind, good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author eures
    Hi Ben,

    Well done very interesting reading.

    I agree with Greedy, focus on a few campaigns ditch the poor ones build the good ones.

    Also think it is the wrong time of year for chicken coupes in the northern hemisphere. As I live in the UK I have finished all my outdoor projects until spring.

    Keep up the good work.

    kind regards Eures
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Also think it is the wrong time of year for chicken coupes in the northern hemisphere. As I live in the UK I have finished all my outdoor projects until spring.
    Ha real time demographic insights :p
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    • Profile picture of the author sree94
      Good job!

      Have you tried 50onRed? I just started buying traffic from them, and it is going well so far
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by eures View Post

        Also think it is the wrong time of year for chicken coupes in the northern hemisphere. As I live in the UK I have finished all my outdoor projects until spring.
        Keep up the good work.
        kind regards Eures
        Hey Eures,
        Thanks for the support! As far a chicken coops go, i still run the campaign. It generates nearly no traffic, but that traffic it does it highly targeted.

        Originally Posted by sree94 View Post

        Good job!

        Have you tried 50onRed? I just started buying traffic from them, and it is going well so far
        Hey Sree,
        Thanks for the support. I haven't tried them yet, but they where next on my list to test.

        Ill try and post another update later today!

        Onward and Upwards!
        -Ben
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        • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
          Update:

          - Got into Neverblue, and had a good conversation with my new Affiliate Manger. Neverblue is a good compliment, to my MaxBounty, and Peerfly, W4 accounts.

          - Since i have started expanding my dating campaigns, i have been converting more offers per day on a specific CPA Network. This network emailed me and switched up my Affiliate Manager on me. They said ive been upgraded to a more senior AM. I was a little disappointed because I had a great relation with that AM. My new AM called me shortly after and we had a great conversation. It make's this business a lot more fun, and profitable being really cool with your AM's. Also when you start converting offers from their network, the AM's will have much more love for you.

          Tip: When talking to an Affiliate Manager for the first time on the phone from a new network its good to get them to have the same expectations as you. For example: When i talked to my Neverblue AM for the first time last week I let her know that the current network i work with will always give me a pay-bump after i can convert an offer 2-3 times. Pay-bumps are an industry standard, and they will be more than happy to, knowing that you are promoting there offers over a competitors. Also i never ask for a pay-bump until an offer has converted 2-3 times for me.

          This post should probably be called "Be Kind to Your Affiliate Manager, and Your Affiliate Manger shall be Kind To You". Anyways, good luck to everybody this week.

          Onward and Upwards!
          -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author junkdna
    1) On average, what is your budget for a brand new campaign?

    2) When do you decide to dump a campaign.

    3) How important it is to have the highest bid in order to get more clicks?

    4) Are you full time or part time?
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by junkdna View Post

      1) On average, what is your budget for a brand new campaign?

      2) When do you decide to dump a campaign.

      3) How important it is to have the highest bid in order to get more clicks?

      4) Are you full time or part time?
      Hey JunkDNA, thanks for the support and interest.

      1) The dating offers payouts are between $3-$6, so I will usually spend $10. At first my targeting is very tight, so if doesn't convert within first $10 ill probably move to the next. For me about 1/3 will convert in the initial trial. If it does convert, i will work on expanding my keyword list. I am running a few payday loan offers (havent converted on any yet) which have much higher payouts, so my initial budget for these campaigns are much higher than that of the dating offers.

      2) If i cant make it convert with super tight targeting with in the first 1.5x-2x of the offers payout ill dump.

      3) This all depends on the volume of traffic a specific keyword is getting. You can be in 10th position for a keyword like amazon.com, and still flood yourself with traffic. Most of the time ill will start in the minimum bid position. Once the campagin is running, and i see no traffic is coming in Ill slowly increase my bid.

      4) I am fortunate enough to be doing this full time!

      Thanks for your questions and for reading.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    - Got into Neverblue, and had a good conversation with my new Affiliate Manger. Neverblue is a good compliment, to my MaxBounty, and Peerfly, W4 accounts.
    Nice, they are great. Lately a little hard to get approved on, but not too crazy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    3) How important it is to have the highest bid in order to get more clicks?
    One warning about not being the number 1 bid is... it can defiantly hurt the traffic quality you get.

    With that being said, I have profitable campaigns in the #2 and #3 spots, but just a little tip to everyone.
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    • Profile picture of the author junkdna
      @bigbenre Thanks for the reply. Very conservative strategy. Possibly that's why it works.

      @Greedy: So, bidding wars rule, most of the time!

      Just one more, is it at all possible to pull out large profits, like $1,000+ per day from one single aff. offer with PPV or is that just a pipe dream? To achieve $1,000 pr day goal should one rather focus on building up a portofolio of 100s of small profitable campaigns, each making around $50-100 per month?
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      • Profile picture of the author Drazz
        Originally Posted by junkdna View Post

        @bigbenre Thanks for the reply. Very conservative strategy. Possibly that's why it works.

        @Greedy: So, bidding wars rule, most of the time!

        Just one more, is it at all possible to pull out large profits, like $1,000+ per day from one single aff. offer with PPV or is that just a pipe dream? To achieve $1,000 pr day goal should one rather focus on building up a portofolio of 100s of small profitable campaigns, each making around $50-100 per month?
        I think a lot smaller ones are better than a few big ones. The variance will be a lot higher with a few big ones. What if the offer ends? You lose everything you build so far if you focus on just one.
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        • Profile picture of the author Greedy
          Originally Posted by Drazz View Post

          I think a lot smaller ones are better than a few big ones. The variance will be a lot higher with a few big ones. What if the offer ends? You lose everything you build so far if you focus on just one.
          Use niches that always have offers in them, and are popular on CPA Networks.

          That is your best bet.

          I like to go after bigger URLs, and if there is bidding war. I just pass, until I get the campaign profitable then come back.
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          • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
            Originally Posted by Drazz View Post

            I think a lot smaller ones are better than a few big ones. The variance will be a lot higher with a few big ones. What if the offer ends? You lose everything you build so far if you focus on just one.
            Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

            Use niches that always have offers in them, and are popular on CPA Networks.

            That is your best bet.

            I like to go after bigger URLs, and if there is bidding war. I just pass, until I get the campaign profitable then come back.
            I think Greedy advice here is very good. The reason dating is a good niche is that it has tons of offers, on tons of networks. Also if a offer ever goes down there is usually a comparable one you can replace it with.

            I also agree that if you can learn how to convert on URL's that get a lot of traffic, you can make much more money, much easier. I am slowly trying to get a few of these larger URL keywords to convert. In the end i believe i will have a good mix of both very targeted campaigns, and ones that i go after larger keywords.

            Anyways, Ill try and make another update post later today.

            Onward and Upwards!
            -Ben
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            • Profile picture of the author junkdna
              Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

              . . .

              I also agree that if you can learn how to convert on URL's that get a lot of traffic, you can make much more money, much easier. I am slowly trying to get a few of these larger URL keywords to convert. In the end i believe i will have a good mix of both very targeted campaigns, and ones that i go after larger keywords.
              . . .
              Onward and Upwards!
              -Ben
              Unless Greedy has an undisclosed angle, it is a mystery why would one would want to pay, on big traffic URL, around $10.0 for 1,000 impressions through PPV, when one can get these same impression numbers for maybe $2.00-$5.00 via media buying and banner ads on Real Time Bidding platforms. Or if he/she goes direct to site can he/she can get them for $1.0-$3.0 CPM. Or, on CPM basis, PPV is at least 2-3 times more expensive than media buying and click arrives from choice, not from interruption.
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              • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
                Originally Posted by junkdna View Post

                Unless Greedy has an undisclosed angle, it is a mystery why would one would want to pay, on big traffic URL, around $10.0 for 1,000 impressions through PPV, when one can get these same impression numbers for maybe $2.00-$5.00 via media buying and banner ads on Real Time Bidding platforms. Or if he/she goes direct to site can he/she can get them for $1.0-$3.0 CPM. Or, on CPM basis, PPV is at least 2-3 times more expensive than media buying and click arrives from choice, not from interruption.
                Hey JunkDna,

                I cannot comment intelligently on media buying, because i have not yet introduced it to my marketing regimen. As far as PPV goes, you would want to target high traffic URL's cause, if you can get them to start converting, you can make a lot more money with much fewer campaigns. I think you may be comparing apples and oranges a bit. I would assume Greedy does both PPV and Media Buying, and probably has got both converting successfully. If this is the case, why not do both, instead of limiting yourself to only one traffic source. Hope this helps.

                Onward and Upwards!
                -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    @Greedy: So, bidding wars rule, most of the time!
    Not necessarily, I tend to avoid bidding wars or keywords that evoke them.

    I am only going into a bidding war if I know the campaign is already profitable.

    I won't ever get into a bidding war just to test something.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnydio
    Awesome news, I can never get enough of theses success stories
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  • Profile picture of the author prebenrocks
    Quite nice, keep on the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    I would assume Greedy does both PPV and Media Buying, and probably has got both converting successfully.
    I do some media buying, but nothing as large as most media buying advertisers.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by PPC-Coach View Post

      Good Job man, any updates?
      Hey PPC Coach, thanks for the support!

      Monday Update:

      - My rep for TrafficVance called me today, to let me know he wanted me to start pushing more traffic. I only have 3 campaigns running that spend pennies a day. We had a good conversation, and I promised him I would get a few campaigns up by weeks end. He also gave me some valuable nuggets on whats hot this time of year, and also what he thinks will be hot in the near future. His suggestions of niches hot this time of year: Payday Loans, Christmas related offers, and weight loss right after new years.

      - I had my "PPV Guide" I created finally proof read. I now am going to higher someone on Fiverr or Odesk to format and make look more visually pleasing. One of the purposes of creating this E-Book was to start building my own list. So this week I am dedicating some time to getting my sales funnel created. (opt in page, thank you page, thank you email, download page, follow up emails). I'm hoping to release it before the end of the month.

      I am committed to finishing off the year strong. I have a lot of exciting projects in the pipeline, and grow more fond of this industry by the day. Anyways thanks for reading.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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      • Profile picture of the author Drazz
        Looking forward to your report. Just started last month with paid traffic and so far I love it! Keep up the hard work. We'll get there.
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    • Profile picture of the author gordoqbean
      Hi Ben, I am thinking of getting a trafficvance account now. Just wanted to know among Leadimpact and Trafficvance which one do you like more?
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    weight loss right after new years.
    The only season offer, I always make time to promote.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Tuesday Update:

      - I had a one hour consulting session with a guru in the industry to look over everything i was doing. He was very knowledgeable and listened well, but I everything he told I already knew. The call cost me nearly $200, but it was a business expense. I knew there was a 50/50 chance i get a super golden nugget, but didn't get it this time around.

      - I found someone on Fivver to Format my E-book to have nice Headers, and layout. I am also having him create an E-book cover. This is all costing me $15. I am excited to finally get this done so I can start building my email list.

      - I plan on expanding a few of my successful campaigns to TrafficVance this week. I want to take some time to get used to their interface.

      That's all for today.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    - I plan on expanding a few of my successful campaigns to TrafficVance this week. I want to take some time to get used to their interface.
    Glad you are about to start using TrafficVance. You will find it really powerful!
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Wednesday Update:

      - I signed up to JVZoo, Clicksure, and Warrior Plus so i have a handful of offers i can fill my sales funnel with for my mailing list. In regards to list building i plan to create multiple lists. One thats very high quality and one thats more meant for eventually being for solo-ads sales.

      - Today i intend to get a handful of my dating campaigns moved over to TrafficVance.

      On a side not, Im feeling really good today. I have a lot of interesting things in my pipeline, that I am excited to go live. At least a few times a week, i learn something that i feel could add lots of money to my bottom line. My favorite part about this business, is that it is limitless!

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author adamnassar
    Congrats! Keep going man! Those first sales are always the memorable ones. It only goes upward from here buddy! Rock on!
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Thursday Update:

      - First I would like to say how much I love Fiver. I paid a guy $15 to format my E-Book and also make a cover, and he did a fantastic job. My E-Book actually look semi-professional, which is amazing for a Free E-Book.

      - As the release of my E-Book approaches, I feel more motivated to post my progress in this thread which is a great thing. I plan on implementing differnet levels of aggresiveness, depending on how you found my Ebook. For example my funnel will be more aggressive with Solo-Ads Opt-ins, vs people who sign up through my signature.

      Ways I plan on promoting My Free E-Book and Building My List

      1) In my signature. I am going to buy the signature image which cost $60 for the year. I intend to start making more quality posts through out the warrior forums. (5-10 posts in the morning and 5-10 posts in the evening).

      2) I will release it as a Free WSO on the warrior forum. I think this will cost me $37 to join the war room, and another $40 to create a thread in the WSO section.

      3) I plan on purchasing solo-ads. I have purchased many Email-Marketing WSOs that have included a great Rolodex of legit solo-ad sellers.

      - I am still plugging away with all my PPV stuff, and also have a few other internet marketing projects in the works. I feel like I am repeating myself but have to say that I feel so grateful for the passion I feel for Internet Marketing! There is no limit to what can be done!

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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      • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
        Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

        Thursday Update:

        - First I would like to say how much I love Fiver. I paid a guy $15 to format my E-Book and also make a cover, and he did a fantastic job. My E-Book actually look semi-professional, which is amazing for Free E-Book.
        Lol, I did the same thing, some fantastic gigs on fiverr!

        Glad to hear you're still at it!
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    Thank you for this great post
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Friday Update:

      - So in the last day I have been working a lot on setting up my funnel for my email list. I have been working primarily on my squeeze pages which I am creating 3 different ones for the 3 types of lists i plan to build. Types of lists i intend on creating:

      List #1) Link in my signature to promote my E-Book. For warriors on my list I will send high quality content, and once in a while promote an offer that i personally like.

      List #2) Free WSO Release: I intend to do an official FREE WSO release. The list i gather from this I will provide high quality content as well, and promote offers slightly more frequently than List #1

      List #3) This List will be created through solo-ads. This list I intend to be the the most aggressive with. I will probably end up having multiple type of lists within the realm of solo-ads.

      - From what started off as a small project of making a report, has turned into something much bigger. It has got me stoked on the list building and product creation tip.

      - I am excited to start combining the power of paid traffic, CPA and list building within all niches. The possibilities are truly endless.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Jericho
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    IMO, Low Paid offers [$1 - $5] Are a No go for Low Budget Paid Advertisement Campaigns. Id suggest going ultra targetted to Paid offers at $50 - $1k Per sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbrown12
    Keep it up man and best of luck
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    goood luck
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Monday Update:

      - Today I hit my first $100+ profit day!!! This is great cause Ive been working to break this benchmark for a little while!

      - Today was the first time I converted a Payday Loan offer which was part of the reason I broke my first $100+ profit day!

      - I spent a lot of today working on expanding my current successful campaigns to other countries and to TrafficVance. For TrafficVance i have only created campaigns in the US to start.

      - Due to the fact that LeadImpact has changed their minimum deposit to $1000, i will have to go back to my E-Book and make necessary changes. I will also have to re-send it to get formatted so it looks professional.

      - I am hoping to finally release my E-book in my signature by the end of the week. I am hard at work setting up 3 different funnels, depending how you get my E-Book.

      Overall, today gave me some great momentum. As my PPV efforts continue to improve I am excited to introduce other forms of Internet Marketing and hopefully continue to increase my bottom line.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Drazz
    Great man! Looking forward to you guide. I started last month and already making money. Looking forward to my first $100 day. Got a $65 day already
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    • Profile picture of the author Drazz
      He already joined.

      Yeah, more 100+ days are coming I guess . At the moment I am averaging $20/day for this month which is a great start.

      At the moment, I put all my effort in building a great lead magnet which I will use to build a list in my niche. I will send traffic to this and hope people like it. Will cost time and money upfront, but I heard good things about this approach so we'll see what it will bring in the end.
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by Drazz View Post

        He already joined.

        Yeah, more 100+ days are coming I guess . At the moment I am averaging $20/day for this month which is a great start.

        At the moment, I put all my effort in building a great lead magnet which I will use to build a list in my niche. I will send traffic to this and hope people like it. Will cost time and money upfront, but I heard good things about this approach so we'll see what it will bring in the end.
        Hey Drazz,

        Thanks for the comment. You seem to be on a very similar path as myself. I also feel the combination of paid traffic and list building will be a lucrative investment in the long haul.

        -Ben
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        • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
          Thursday Update:

          - So i reached my first payment threshold with Peerfly today. I don't promote that many offers from them so it took a little while to hit. They do something very interesting, where they allow you to claim your money early, and will charge you an interest fee. If you want it next day they will charge 25% of your payout. I am in no rush to get my money, but i thought it was a very smart idea of Peerfly. I am sure a handful of people use that feature, which ads tons of money to Peerfly's bottom line.

          - I got optimizepress to help me build my funnel. It took me nearly a full day to get used to the interface. I am still learning and getting used to it, but i can already say i like a lot of the features.

          - My goal for the rest of the week and weekend, is to have my funnel complete for all people that get my E-Book through my signature. After this i will work on my funnel for my "Free WSO" release. Last i will finish the funnel for my solo-ads.

          - I expanded a lot of my PPV campaigns in the last week. For all of them i kept all bids at the minimum. I intend to go into all my new campaigns today, and adjust the bid prices, so that i can start generating more traffic.

          - I also have a few other projects in the works, that i will begin to share with the community in the coming weeks.

          Anyways, thank you for taking the time to follow my journey.

          Onward and Upwards!
          -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author gn3man
    Hey, Ben!
    I've been reading your story for a while, seeing success and losses.
    And maybe I'm missing something, but why you've started building a list in IM niche?
    Are you already making at least 4 figures /mon with IM to give/teach/sell your list something really valuable?
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by gn3man View Post

      Hey, Ben!
      I've been reading your story for a while, seeing success and losses.
      And maybe I'm missing something, but why you've started building a list in IM niche?
      Are you already making at least 4 figures /mon with IM to give/teach/sell your list something really valuable?
      Hey Gn3man,

      Thanks for following my thread! I would like to start off and say, that if i was reading my thread i would also have the same concerns that you have voiced. Fortunately, i know my track record, and have been very successful in other businesses. This has given me the confidence and capital to grow my IM business at a fast pace. Now to answer your questions:

      - Im a building a list in the IM niche for a few reasons.

      1) I am very passionate about internet marketing!
      2) IM is the easiest niche to build a list.
      3) When buying solo-ads majority of the sellers have lists in the IM niche
      4) Warrior forum is a great way to help build a list. (This is the only forum that i am actually active on)


      - For your second question: I am fortunate enough to be making the 4 figures a month, but this alone does not make me eligible to be selling information. One of the reasons i am releasing my first E-Book/WSO for free, is that i want to build a reputation of only creating and promoting super high quality content. As far as monetizing my list goes, this will be unique for every list i create.
      1) The List i build through my signature i will only present high quality content and only promote offers i personally believe in.
      2) List I build through my Free WSO, will be similar to the above, except promote offers slightly more frequently.
      3) Lists i build through solo-ads
      A) I will create one list that i build with no intention of selling solo-ads in the future, and just promote offers.
      B) I will create a list for the purpose of selling solo-ads in the future.

      Anyways, I hope this helps clarify my vision a bit to others.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author HasanAR
    Great Ben,

    You are a true inspirational story .... One thing I learned from you is the power of taking action.

    I am on Greedy's email list and she informed about this thread. I have been following it since then.

    You have motivated me ... and now I am also making money with PPV.
    Anyway, I just made $45.20 but unfortunately I am still operating at loss ... maybe cause its new to me + I did mostly Email Submit offers. I think I will move to better offers.

    Once you release your book and I will be the first to get into your list ...

    Keep up the good work.
    I will update you when I make more money

    Hasan
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    You are a true inspirational story .... One thing I learned from you is the power of taking action.
    Yes, the first few steps are the hardest then it can get addicting.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by HasanAR View Post

      Great Ben,

      You are a true inspirational story .... One thing I learned from you is the power of taking action.
      Hey Hasan,

      Thank you for the very kind words, and for following my journey. I am very happy to see you are also taking action. I also tried email submits but personally was never able to get them to profit for me. I have always believed it is impossible to not be successful if you continue to take the proper action in the right direction.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      Yes, the first few steps are the hardest then it can get addicting.
      Hey Greedy!

      Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being one of the most helpful, high quality content givers on this forum!

      Happy Thanksgiving!
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Thanksgiving Update:

        I would like to start this post and Thank everybody on the warrior forum for all their continued help and support. It was less than a year ago i found these forums, and it has been an amazing journey. These forums introduced me to people, products, ideas, support that has enabled me to make such a quick improvement in the Internet Marketing field.

        As a way to say Thank You to everybody, and the warrior forum as a whole I am releasing my E-Book today. Thank You Warriors!

        Happy Thanksgiving!

        -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author wayneh
    What an inspiring story. I've really enjoyed reading it. It's amazing what happens when you take action. I've downloaded your book too. It looks lile a great guide to ppv. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jute
    Hi Ben,

    I just joined your list and got your PPV Guide, quick look and I really like what I've seen so far.

    Thanks for the info in this thread and for the Guide.

    Cheers!

    Jute
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by wayneh View Post

      What an inspiring story. I've really enjoyed reading it. It's amazing what happens when you take action. I've downloaded your book too. It looks lile a great guide to ppv. Thanks.
      Originally Posted by Jute View Post

      Hi Ben,

      I just joined your list and got your PPV Guide, quick look and I really like what I've seen so far.

      Thanks for the info in this thread and for the Guide.

      Cheers!

      Jute
      Thanks guys for the kind words and the support. Enjoy the guide and hope your learn a few new tricks.

      To Your Success!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
    Friday Update:

    - So I have launched my E-Book in my signature and already have close to 20 subscribers. This is pretty exciting. I have only created content for a few emails, so in the next week i need to put together my follow up series of high quality content.

    - I made my first mistake in Aweber by accidentally sending a random generic email to my new list when trying to change the order of emails. Good lesson to learn i guess when my list is still small.

    - I plan to also get my funnel prepared for releasing the E-Book as a Free WSO this week . With this list i will probably email daily, with mostly content and maybe 1 in 5 emails or 1 in 7 emails with an offer. I am very curious how many subscribers i can potentially acquire with this method.

    - This week i also plan to set up a few PPV landing pages that have opt-in forms. Want to start building a list in stocks niche because i have a successful campaign running.

    Onward and Upwards
    -Ben
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    • Profile picture of the author MartynM
      Hey Ben,

      First off congratulations. You have come a long way in a short time! I myself am on my PPV journey and things are going well

      In your ebook you state:

      For product category, I always do Category = "Life Style", Sub Category =
      "Other". I always do this because I know it will result in the minimum $.015
      cent bid amount on the next page. If something is wrong, LeadImpact will
      contact you. If you are promoting adult material, I advise you to choose
      the proper categories.

      So you always choose these categories no matter what niche you are in? Surely you need to pick the relevant category for your niche, so the right eyeballs see it? Also are you saying that you get guaranteed minimum bids using the above category. Surely the target bid price is the same across the board?

      Cheers Martyn
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by MartynM View Post

        Hey Ben,

        First off congratulations. You have come a long way in a short time! I myself am on my PPV journey and things are going well

        In your ebook you state:

        For product category, I always do Category = “Life Style”, Sub Category =
        “Other”. I always do this because I know it will result in the minimum $.015
        cent bid amount on the next page. If something is wrong, LeadImpact will
        contact you. If you are promoting adult material, I advise you to choose
        the proper categories.

        So you always choose these categories no matter what niche you are in? Surely you need to pick the relevant category for your niche, so the right eyeballs see it? Also are you saying that you get guaranteed minimum bids using the above category. Surely the target bid price is the same across the board?

        Cheers Martyn
        Hey Martyn,

        Thank you for following my thread and downloading my E-Book. To answer your questions:

        The category doesn't really have anything to do with exposure. The category from what i can tell is just a way for LeadImpact to better monetize their traffic. Your keywords and actual bid prices are what counts when getting impressions (your pop-up to pop).

        The category and subcategory listed above will get you the 1.5 cent bid, which is the minimum bid for the US for Lead Impact. The target (keyword) minimum bid price is not the same if you test it in different categories. Test a few different categories with the same targets (keywords), and notice that the minimum bid prices has nothing to do with your target, just your category. Hope this helps clear some things.

        To Your Success!
        -Ben
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        • Profile picture of the author mithya
          Hi Ben,

          I downloaded your e-book on ppv and liked it a lot as it is an easy read and gave me some golden nuggets (as you like to call it. ) even when I have been doing ppv for some time and have 2 profitable campaigns on Leadimpact.

          I also have a few doubts in my mind-

          i) As you say that we should choose, lifestyle- other category, will normal dating landing pages (not adult) get approved in this category by LI ?

          ii) If we bid in the category "lifestyle-other" and I am being shown as the top bidder in that category for that particular target and some other people choose some other category for that target and bid higher than me, will I still get traffic for that target? (i hope this question made sense)

          Also wanted to let you know that your journey has been very inspiring and I have been reading it all through my own journey in PPV.
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          • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
            Originally Posted by mithya View Post

            Hi Ben,

            I downloaded your e-book on ppv and liked it a lot as it is an easy read and gave me some golden nuggets (as you like to call it. ) even when I have been doing ppv for some time and have 2 profitable campaigns on Leadimpact.

            I also have a few doubts in my mind-

            i) As you say that we should choose, lifestyle- other category, will normal dating landing pages (not adult) get approved in this category by LI ?

            ii) If we bid in the category "lifestyle-other" and I am being shown as the top bidder in that category for that particular target and some other people choose some other category for that target and bid higher than me, will I still get traffic for that target? (i hope this question made sense)

            Also wanted to let you know that your journey has been very inspiring and I have been reading it all through my own journey in PPV.
            Hey Mithya,

            Thank you for your kind words! I know that you have also been taking consistent action, and i commend you for it. 2 profitable campaigns is a great start, now its it time to double and triple that number To answer your questions:

            i) In most cases i have had regular dating offers approved in that category, but it is not always the case. I recommend testing, and if they feel that you are in the wrong category they will just let you know. You will not get in-trouble, and dating can kind of fall under lifestyle-->other.

            ii) If they bid in a different category that has a higher minimum bid higher than you, than you will no longer be in first position. Whom ever has the highest bid price for the target will get the most volume of impressions. Depending on how much traffic the target gets, will determine if you get any traffic in 2nd or 3rd position. If a target you choose barley gets any traffic than 1st position will most likely get all of it. Hope this helps, and keep up the good work. I know you have been taking action for the last few months so keep it up.

            To Your Success!
            -Ben
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        • Profile picture of the author MartynM
          Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

          Hey Martyn,

          Thank you for following my thread and downloading my E-Book. To answer your questions:

          The category doesn't really have anything to do with exposure. The category from what i can tell is just a way for LeadImpact to better monetize their traffic. Your keywords and actual bid prices are what counts when getting impressions (your pop-up to pop).

          The category and subcategory listed above will get you the 1.5 cent bid, which is the minimum bid for the US for Lead Impact. The target (keyword) minimum bid price is not the same if you test it in different categories. Test a few different categories with the same targets (keywords), and notice that the minimum bid prices has nothing to do with your target, just your category. Hope this helps clear some things.

          To Your Success!
          -Ben

          Ok nice one will try it out. I'm all for lower bid prices
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  • Profile picture of the author mithya
    I was waiting for your reply so impatiently. Thanks for the help and showing your support.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
    Sunday Night Update:

    - I hit 30 subscribers to my list. I will start the week by organizing my quality content and filling up my funnel.

    - Today I have listed all the campaigns i would like to start with PPV this week. 50% will be expanding successful campaigns to different traffic sources and different countries. The other half will be creating new campaigns for some different offers.

    Will give more updates tomorrow...

    Onward and Upwards!
    -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
    Monday Morning Update:

    - I have already hit $100+ in profit today from my PPV campagins. This is exciting because this is the second time in the last 3 days that I'm in the $100+ profit range.

    - I am at 35 subscribers to my list. I am aiming to hit 100 by weeks end. I intend to do this by posting about 10 times a day to the forum.

    Onward and Upwards!
    -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
    Monday Afternoon Update:

    - Today i have officially hit my first $200 profit day with PPV traffic. A payday loan offer i have converted twice, which helped a lot. Now its about making this number larger and more consistent.

    Good Times!

    Onward and Upwards!
    -Ben
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    • Profile picture of the author jayaes
      Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

      Monday Afternoon Update:

      - Today i have officially hit my first $200 profit day with PPV traffic. A payday loan offer i have converted twice, which helped a lot. Now its about making this number larger and more consistent.

      Good Times!

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
      How many campaigns are you running ?
      Is it from a few big conversions or many small ones ?

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author defeasible
    How did you only have to deposit only $200? Their dashboard requires a minimum $1000 deposit using either PayPal or credit card. Is there another way to do this?
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    • Profile picture of the author mithya
      Hi Ben,

      I am thinking of getting a trafficvance account now. Just wanted to know among Leadimpact and Trafficvance which one do you like more?
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by defeasible View Post

        How did you only have to deposit only $200? Their dashboard requires a minimum $1000 deposit using either PayPal or credit card. Is there another way to do this?
        Hey Defeasible,

        LeadImpact only raised their minimum deposit to $1000 about a month ago, before that point it was at $200. So when i started about 6 months ago i only had to put $200 down.

        Originally Posted by jayaes View Post

        How many campaigns are you running ?
        Is it from a few big conversions or many small ones ?
        Hey Jayaes,

        1) I am running campaigns on on about 20 different offers. I probably have close to 100+ different campaigns. For example MyPCBackup would have a US, UK, CA, AUS, NZ campaign, which are 5 different campaigns in leadImpact alone. If i transfer campaign to TrafficVance that would be another 5 different campaigns just for MyPcBackup. I hope this answers your question.

        2) I have a very nice mix of offers that converted today ranging from $4-$90. Today i had 2 big conversions (paydayloan offer), one medium conversion (stock program from clickbank), and about 5 different dating offer conversions.


        Originally Posted by mithya View Post

        Hi Ben,

        I am thinking of getting a trafficvance account now. Just wanted to know among Leadimpact and Trafficvance which one do you like more?
        Hey Mithya,

        I actually dont prefer one over the other just yet. I am able to make both convert so they are both pretty great right now. I think the interface of Trafficvance is a little better cause its not as slow as LeadImpact. Also i haven't really explored Traffic-Vance to deeply yet. I have mainly used TrafficVance to transfer my profitable campaigns over from LeadImpact.

        I will probably go ahead and get an account on 50onRed this week. Ill post an update later on how i feel about it.

        Hope this Helps!
        -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
    Ben,

    Had the chance to go through your PPV guide today. Can't thank you enough. it gave me tons of great information to help improve my PPV campaigns CTR and traffic. I know you've said you've been working a lot on delivering quality content and building an image as credible source on said topics - Well you've done it in my book. I was actually going to write a post encouraging PPV newbies to download it but I wasn't sure if that's allowed. regardless, I just wanted to shoot over here and say that there's some great content in your ebook, and the formatting came out great!
    I was honestly a little surprised with how much you gave - including the LP template that you provided by your email list, and coupons with nearly every company needed to get started in PPV.

    Thanks again!
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by sonixkid3000 View Post

      Ben,

      Had the chance to go through your PPV guide today. Can't thank you enough. it gave me tons of great information to help improve my PPV campaigns CTR and traffic. I know you've said you've been working a lot on delivering quality content and building an image as credible source on said topics - Well you've done it in my book. I was actually going to write a post encouraging PPV newbies to download it but I wasn't sure if that's allowed. regardless, I just wanted to shoot over here and say that there's some great content in your ebook, and the formatting came out great!
      I was honestly a little surprised with how much you gave - including the LP template that you provided by your email list, and coupons with nearly every company needed to get started in PPV.

      Thanks again!
      Hey Sonix!

      Thank you so much for the very kind words. It took a lot of time and effort to create it, and I very much appreciate you liking it. I know you have been getting your feet wet and taking action with PPV too, which i commend you for. The only way to be successful with PPV is to be consistant, persistent, and to always keep taking action. As you know PPV traffic is not necessarily the easiest, but with practice it can become more and more profitable.

      I was talking to my Rep at TrafficVance and he was telling me how they have multiple people spending $5000+ a day on pop-up traffic. That leads me to believe that some people are making million + a year just useing PPV traffic. That means still lots of growing to do

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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      • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
        Originally Posted by bigbenre View Post

        Hey Sonix!

        Thank you so much for the very kind words. It took a lot of time and effort to create it, and I very much appreciate you liking it. I know you have been getting your feet wet and taking action with PPV too, which i commend you for. The only way to be successful with PPV is to be consistant, persistent, and to always keep taking action. As you know PPV traffic is not necessarily the easiest, but with practice it can become more and more profitable.

        I was talking to my Rep at TrafficVance and he was telling me how they have multiple people spending $5000+ a day on pop-up traffic. That leads me to believe that some people are making million + a year just useing PPV traffic. That means still lots of growing to do

        Onward and Upwards!
        -Ben
        Well the more the merrier! This is some quality content and I appreciate you sharing it!
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        • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
          Originally Posted by sonixkid3000 View Post

          Well the more the merrier! This is some quality content and I appreciate you sharing it!
          With Pleasure Sonix!
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          • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
            Tuesday Update:

            - I have signed up for 50onRed, and so far i like the interface a lot. It is much faster than LeadImpact, and very simple and easy to use. I have set up a phone call tommarow to talk with my Rep at 50onRed. I have a short list of questions i would like to ask about how there traffic works. As far a quality goes, i am not yet able to comment but will once i have an indication. If this happens to be a good traffic source, it will probably the best place for beginners to start with the $500 minimum deposit.

            - I have been nice and diligent the last few days creating multiple campaigns that are higher paying out lead generation offers with PPV.

            - I have been also working on getting all the content for my email list set up.

            - Up-to 45 subscribers to my email list from my ebook! Lets see if I can hit 100 by weeks end!

            I am making a strong effort to really push in December so i can start the New Year off with some great momentum. I have a long list of things to do that, I am slowly checking them off and continuing to add to the list. I know if I keep checking off boxes on my To-Do list, its not a matter of if Ill be a so called Super Affiliate, just a matter of when

            Onward and Upwards!
            -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author jayaes
    Hi Ben,
    I've been following your thread for quite some time now and I visit it atleast once a day to gain some more PPV wisdom.

    Since I am just starting out your experience has been guiding me a lot. I am now trying out a loan offer on LI and I see most URLs have high bids, 0.45/v etc. Obviously lot of competition means some are getting good conversions and positive ROI on these bids.

    So what do you do, at what price point do you test your conversions before bidding for the top, or do you bid top and see the conversions before taking a call ?

    Thanks,
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    • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
      Just my 2 cents, but I did a payday loan offer and ran into this. - Try to use subdomains... I found that most of those loan offers, people are bidding 40-50 cents on the root domain, yet the subdomain, which may be a little more relevant to your offer in some cases, was still around 3 cents
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      • Profile picture of the author mithya
        Originally Posted by sonixkid3000 View Post

        Just my 2 cents, but I did a payday loan offer and ran into this. - Try to use subdomains... I found that most of those loan offers, people are bidding 40-50 cents on the root domain, yet the subdomain, which may be a little more relevant to your offer in some cases, was still around 3 cents
        Hi Sonixkid3000,

        Did you get considerable traffic targeting the subdomains?
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        • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
          Originally Posted by jayaes View Post

          Hi Ben,
          I've been following your thread for quite some time now and I visit it atleast once a day to gain some more PPV wisdom.

          Since I am just starting out your experience has been guiding me a lot. I am now trying out a loan offer on LI and I see most URLs have high bids, 0.45/v etc. Obviously lot of competition means some are getting good conversions and positive ROI on these bids.

          So what do you do, at what price point do you test your conversions before bidding for the top, or do you bid top and see the conversions before taking a call ?
          Hey Jayaes,

          I usually start a minimum bid, and slowly increase until i get desired traffic. $0.47 is very expensive for a single impression, but as you have said it must be converting for someone. I think my highest bid is at about $0.10 for a payday offer, and I am that high because this offer has converted for me. Also to properly test a payday loan offer you must spend a lot more money testing. In my testing i like to spend 1-1.5x of offers payout.

          If you are just starting out, i would suggest you also work on $4-$15 payout offers because they convert much easier.

          Originally Posted by sonixkid3000 View Post

          Just my 2 cents, but I did a payday loan offer and ran into this. - Try to use subdomains... I found that most of those loan offers, people are bidding 40-50 cents on the root domain, yet the subdomain, which may be a little more relevant to your offer in some cases, was still around 3 cents
          Hey Sonix,

          Sub-domains are a must, but often generate little to no traffic. People bidding 40-50 cents is crazy, but someone is probably profitable at this level.

          Originally Posted by mithya View Post

          Hi Sonixkid3000,

          Did you get considerable traffic targeting the subdomains?
          Some subdomains generate solid traffic, but from all my subdomains in this niche, i only have traffic slowly trickle in.

          Also one way to get root domains for cheaper is to play with misspellings:

          ww.example.com
          ww.example.co
          ww.example.c
          ww.example.
          ww.example
          w.example.com
          w.example.co
          w.example.c
          w.example.
          w.example
          etc...

          To Your Success!
          -Ben
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          • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
            Well yeah I wasn't getting as much traffic as the guys on the root domain were but I was getting traffic from a relevant source Particularly because they had loan sites, but I had a payday loan offer, so I targeted site.com/paydayloans etc, etc

            Got my bid down so I'm not complaining. And thanks for the tip Ben!
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            • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
              Wednesday Update:

              So i just got off the phone with my 50OnRed Representative and here are a few things Ive learned:

              - The tool bar that someone downloads in order to get pop-ups, is a coupon based toolbar. This means people whom wanted a tool bar that shows them all the latest coupons for different websites.

              - The main demographic are women between the ages 18-44. She said 55% women are there users.

              - The highest volume of traffic comes from the US, but she said UK, CA, Brazil and Spain all get solid traffic.

              - Offers that she said do well on there network are anything coupon related, including: Surveys, Coupon Sites, Penny Auctions, BizOpp, Dating. She also mentioned travel is hot right now (Not sure what travel offer are even out there)

              - There is a "smart bid" feature when bidding, that she explained is the number you should bid if you want to be in first position.

              - She said if you are in first position than you should get about 70% of the traffic for that keyword.

              - I asked some questions about targeting keywords, but nothing really insightful there.

              Hope this helps some people get a better feel of what the 50onRed platform is all about. I will do testing in the next few weeks, and let you guys know how i feel about the quality of the traffic.

              Onward and Upwards!
              -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
    Wednesday Mid-Day Update:

    - I have pretty much expanded all my successful campaigns to both TrafficVance and 50onREd. I have found that 50onRed starting bid on all lot of payday loan keywords ridiculously high. I have seen a handful already at $1+ per pop.

    - I have hit 55 subscribers to my list through my E-Book.

    - I have put together an excell list where i list all quality content i plan to send to my mail list. Some of my content will be links to other websites or youtube videos, so i wanted a place to have all links and information in one place.

    - I find that staying organized is becoming more and more important. I have also noticed the days that i am least productive is when i haven't broken down my To-Do list into baby tasks. I am working hard at becoming more productive. I feel im doing well, yet still have below average days here and there. I plan on continuing to grow my productivity skills!

    Onward and Upwards!
    -Ben
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    • Profile picture of the author uncharted88
      This is very inspiring. Thank you for keeping us updated!
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  • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
    Wednesday Night Update:

    - I had another $100+ profit day today. This is exciting as it is the 3rd time in the last week breaking the $100 profit mark.

    - Had a car loan offer that converted today so i went ahead and moved that campaign to both Trafficvance and 50onRed

    - Im ending the day with just under 60 subscribers from my Ebook.

    Pretty Good Day Overall!

    Onward and Upwards!
    -Ben
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    • Profile picture of the author AndyL
      Hi Ben,

      I've been following this thread from the very beginning, pleased to see you've kept it going, loads of great information you're giving out.

      good luck with your new venture into 50onred.



      Thanks
      Andy
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Originally Posted by AndyL View Post

        I've been following this thread from the very beginning, pleased to see you've kept it going, loads of great information you're giving out.

        good luck with your new venture into 50onred.
        Hey Andy,

        Thanks for following my journey, and your kind words. So far 50onRed traffic has been very slow. A lot of the words that seem to get traffic are very expensive per pop. I am still figuring out their network. I am confident after a few weeks of playing around with it Ill figure out better ways to utilize their traffic.

        Onward and Upwards!
        -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author adamnassar
    Nice Work! Keep it up
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Thursday Night Update:

      - On my new round of PPV campaigns for insurance offers I'm promoting, one just converted tonight. Now its time to expand keywords and raise bids on a few keywords to get into first position and increase traffic.

      - Creating my email funnel is taking much longer than i initially thought it would. Like everything in life, the first time around is the slowest, but after this time i should be able to do it at a much quicker pace. Similar to the creation of the E-Book its been a long but necessary process.

      Goals Before New Years:

      1) Create funnel for and release my E-Book as a Free WSO

      2) Create funnel, create alternative opt-in page , and send out 1-3 solo ads. For each buy Ill get 100 per seller for about $40.

      3) Set up multiple PPV landing pages with email opt-ins. Start lists in a few different niches!


      Onward and Upwards!

      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author rmiller420
    Hey Ben,
    Firstly I congratulate you on your success. I was watching your story
    Took you as Inspiration, Started up PPV from yesterday. I got impressions but 0 clickthrus.
    May be I am doing wrong at tracking ?
    Stats: Analyze Your Keywords | Awesome Screenshot
    What do you suggest?
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by rmiller420 View Post

      Hey Ben,
      Firstly I congratulate you on your success. I was watching your story
      Took you as Inspiration, Started up PPV from yesterday. I got impressions but 0 clickthrus.
      May be I am doing wrong at tracking ?
      Stats: Analyze Your Keywords | Awesome Screenshot
      What do you suggest?
      Hey Rmiller,

      Thank You for your kind words, and congratulations on starting up your PPV adventures. From the screenshot you provided i really can't tell much except that you spent some money. You havent even spent the payout amount on all keywords combined, so you have much more testing to do. If you havent already, i suggest downloading my E-Book in my signature. It is full of all the knowledge i have acquired since i started PPV. Also if you do have specific questions about your campaign, i suggest you post it as a new thread. There are others that are more experienced than myself, and it will get much more exposure than posting in my thread. Anyways thanks for your support and good luck with your journeys.

      Onward and Upwards!

      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    Great stuff. This is what inspires other that there is money that can be made online. Keep up the great work and keep sharing your success. Regards
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

      Great stuff. This is what inspires other that there is money that can be made online. Keep up the great work and keep sharing your success. Regards
      Hey Ricardo

      Thanks for the kind words and support!


      Friday Update:

      - Just had a nice long conversation with my Rep at TrafficVance, he told me some very interesting things. He said that right now Neveda just legalized online poker again. He said New Jersey is next in line, and predicted by the end of 2014 Online Poker should be legal through out all of the US. I thought this was very cool, cause there is huge money to be made in that industry if you know how to prepare for it.

      - Ive spent a lot of today adjusting bids so i can get more traffic to some of my campaigns. Will update later with any news.


      Onward and Upwards!

      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author vikram2009
    Hi Ben,
    Thank you for posting your progress. Thank you for your 2013 PPV guide, really a good source of information. I went through all you posts (today is third time) from August 8th to now. It gives me lot of inspiration.
    I use Photoshop elements and Dreamweaver ($20/month) to make my landing pages.
    I have yet to see a good video tutorial on creating landing pages using Dreamweaver, from scratch. I saw this video: PPV Traffic Assault - The #1 PPV Traffic Training Course on the Internet!! , but it takes me through using slicing Tool from Photoshop, which ultimately puts your lander using HTML tables, instead of CSS3. It will be nice if some one can make a good tutorial making a lander from scratch using Dreamweaver. I know there are several methods that are less complicate, but that is not the path I want to take. I understand that ugly banners get clicks. I am also a member of Greed Report (Hi Greedy).

    Ben, keep up the good work, and good luck. Thanks again for the e-book on PPV.
    Ganti Murty
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  • Profile picture of the author Jute
    Hi Ben,

    Great to read your updates and to see that thing are going well for you.

    I do have one question that I thought you might be able to answer....

    I want to track my site (lets call it domain1.com) and I want to install prosper202 or cpvlab and I wonder, is it better to install the tracking to a different domain that is only used for tracking or is it better to install it on a subfolder to domain1.com?

    Also I have a domain that is my last name that I only use for emails is it ok to install tracking software on that one or will the visitor be able to see that url somehow?

    Thankfull for any thoughts that you might have?

    Regards

    Jute
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by vikram2009 View Post

      Ben, keep up the good work, and good luck. Thanks again for the e-book on PPV.
      Ganti Murty
      Hey Ganti,

      Thank you for following my thread and your kind words. I agree that it would be nice to have a tutorial for landing pages. I still have tons of room for improvement in this area of my Internet Marketing Game. Eventually, i would like to get an assistant that has good web design and ad copy skills . Hopefully soon

      Originally Posted by Jute View Post

      I want to track my site (lets call it domain1.com) and I want to install prosper202 or cpvlab and I wonder, is it better to install the tracking to a different domain that is only used for tracking or is it better to install it on a subfolder to domain1.com?

      Also I have a domain that is my last name that I only use for emails is it ok to install tracking software on that one or will the visitor be able to see that url somehow?
      Hey Jute,

      Thanks for continuing to follow my journey. As for your questions.

      1) I personally have my tracking on the same domain that i use to host some of my landing pages. This being said i have read that it is good to have your tracking on a completely different server than your website if you can. This is recommended to increase both speed of tracking and load speeds of your landing pages. Also it is highly recommend that you use a VPS Linux server with SSD drive. Having slow hosting can hurt your conversions.

      2) I use CPVLab and the user would be able to see your domain. I would suggest not using a domain with your last name for tracking. Also i would suggest also getting a privacy option on your domains so that no one can look you up on whois. Hope this helps answer your questions.

      To Your Success!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author Jute
    Thanks for your reply Ben!

    Cheers

    Jute
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  • Profile picture of the author Ripster
    Congrats on your success, OP! Keep on going!
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Sunday Update:

      - I have been spending most of this weekend getting up my PPV campaign for an Insurance product. I have decided to go right ahead and put up this campaign on all 3 PPV networks (LeadImpact, TrafficVance, 50onRed). Its much faster to add campaigns to all 3 networks in one shot, rather than coming back later and trying to transfer it over.

      - My subscriber list from my E-Book is up to 70 subscribers. I believe by this week i should have my funnel in place, and my list will start getting regular high quality content.

      - While going through all the example landing pages i have archived on my computer, to decide what to send to my list i got some great ideas of some landing pages i would like to try and implement this week on some of my campaigns. In particular i would like to get some video landing pages up.

      Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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  • Profile picture of the author vikram2009
    Hi Ben,

    looking forward to receiving your great content. I am 1 of 70 on your list.
    When are you planning to release your WSO.
    Thank you
    Ganti
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
      Originally Posted by vikram2009 View Post

      looking forward to receiving your great content. I am 1 of 70 on your list.
      When are you planning to release your WSO.
      Hey Ganti,

      Thanks for Downloading the E-Book. I hope to get the WSO out by the end of this week. The thing that is taking me the longest is setting up funnels. Its a time intensive process. Luckily after i do it once ill have some type of template in place. Also i have been focusing a lot of my time expanding my PPV campaigns as well. Hope you had a good weekend.

      Onward and Upwards!
      -Ben
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      • Profile picture of the author bigbenre
        Monday Morning Update:

        - I had my first offer that converted using 50onRed Traffic. Due to this conversion my ROI on money spent at 50onRed is very high. This is exciting to confirm that this traffic source looks like it shows some promise. I need to fix something with tracking with CPVlan and 50onRed cause it didnt track properly. Luckily i know the IP of converting keyword so ill be able to figure it out.

        - I have a lot off PPV campagins that i am waiting for LeadImpact to approve keywords so they can live. LeadImpact is by far the slowest with approving keywords. TrafficVance and 50onRed both approve keywords and creatives much faster.

        Hope everybody had a great weekend, and wishing everybody a productive week to come!

        Onward and Upwards!
        -Ben
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        • Profile picture of the author Drazz
          Yeah LeadImpact is very slow

          Do you use both direct linking and landingpages?

          What CTR are you aiming for. For some reason I have a lot of trouble getting good CTR in other country's then my own. Not sure why the style is almost the same.

          But maybe different country's different people Have to test some more stuff.

          USA Offer I got CTR of :
          1.69%
          0.72%
          2.96%
          1.02%

          UK Offer
          2.78%
          3.57%

          I am aiming for 10%. But I have offers with 25%+ not sure why it's not working out so far in other country's. Well keep on trying.

          Edit: I have some thoughts obviously, I will post it later.
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