How much money did you invest before earning?

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I have about 2 years Affiliate Marketing experience, I'm usually using free traffic from facebook pages, SEO and youtube marketing and recently discovered paid traffic, I have a decent amount of money to invest, but since I never did huge investments into earning more my question is the following:

How much money did you invest before starting to earn? (This refers to CPM ,PPC, PoF, CPC campaigns )

And also, could you please specify the type of campaign you first ran and the network (for paid traffic) you used.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author inflameous
    Thanks for the reply, but I just wanted to know for myself how much I have to invest in order to get something back.
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  • Profile picture of the author sladex
    Everyone is saying you'll need around 1000$ For A good start, you may loose big part of them. But you're already working with marketing, so you should know how the things work.
    So expect not so big loss.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    I can't recall how much i wasted on honing my skills but it was damn worth the experience.

    Maybe close to $2000 on different ventures.

    Took me 2yrs to recover the money and move to profitability.
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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    When I started with affiliate marketing, I only had around £250-£300 to invest. After I felt more confident and saw my first profits, I opened a credit card and started investing much more.
    Nowadays I spend £1,000+ per day on PPC.

    Any questions - let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyt
    you can do Solo ads
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by inflameous View Post

    I have about 2 years Affiliate Marketing experience, I'm usually using free traffic from facebook pages, SEO and youtube marketing and recently discovered paid traffic, I have a decent amount of money to invest, but since I never did huge investments into earning more my question is the following:

    How much money did you invest before starting to earn? (This refers to CPM ,PPC, PoF, CPC campaigns )

    And also, could you please specify the type of campaign you first ran and the network (for paid traffic) you used.

    Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
    I'm not going to give amounts, but I can tell you this - if you have experience in free traffic, IMO it will make using paid traffic easier

    Do you know which paid traffic source you're interested in?
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    • Profile picture of the author inflameous
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      I'm not going to give amounts, but I can tell you this - if you have experience in free traffic, IMO it will make using paid traffic easier

      Do you know which paid traffic source you're interested in?
      Well I thought of starting 5 campaigns, 7search PPC, Facebook CPC, Facebook CPM, Bing ads and Adsense PPC and there from see what converts better and invest more, after that optimize my traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Solag
    I'm learning right now. Invested about 700 on fb ads and got about 400 back so far...
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    I had around $600-$700 when I started more than a year ago, as far as I can remember. It is not that easy to get your money back (it took me around seven months) but the experience will be worth it. Studying the whereabouts of Internet marketing before you begin can help you go through it easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    Originally Posted by inflameous View Post

    How much money did you invest before starting to earn? (This refers to CPM ,PPC, PoF, CPC campaigns )
    I spent THOUSANDS for years while making a small loss or just about breaking even. Now its all profit but on average the ROI is about 40-65% on top of what I spend. I do however spend big to make big returns too, which - unfortunately - is the only way to become successful at this. You need to spend money to make money, and the more risk averse you are the more you will be rewarded in this game in the long run.

    Any questions just let me know,
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    • Profile picture of the author avylil
      Originally Posted by badboy_Nick View Post

      I spent THOUSANDS for years while making a small loss or just about breaking even. Now its all profit but on average the ROI is about 40-65% on top of what I spend. I do however spend big to make big returns too, which - unfortunately - is the only way to become successful at this. You need to spend money to make money, and the more risk averse you are the more you will be rewarded in this game in the long run.

      Any questions just let me know,
      Nick
      I have discovered that the online marketing venture needs one to be a risk taker. Any money i throw into marketing, whether i break-even or loose, i never really count it as a loss because i have come to learn that, the money you feel like you are loosing, you have to loose it to acquire that knowledge that you get after loosing. So i'd consider it investment. Haha i hope that makes sense...
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    • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
      Originally Posted by badboy_Nick View Post

      I spent THOUSANDS for years while making a small loss or just about breaking even. Now its all profit but on average the ROI is about 40-65% on top of what I spend. I do however spend big to make big returns too, which - unfortunately - is the only way to become successful at this. You need to spend money to make money, and the more risk averse you are the more you will be rewarded in this game in the long run.

      Any questions just let me know,
      Nick
      This is just how every other business naturally works. Investments are a must, indeed. Also, you can never expect to make money if you did not actually spend something to earn it. If you are not brave enough to risk what you have, you will never get the success that you have been targeting to grab.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpv4ever
    It depends how much risk you want to take. Initial investment usually doesn't equate to quick results, but rather it's a process. If you're looking for big money, you must heavily invest on advertisements. This includes website exposure through social media, SEO services, and word - of - mouth, and placing ads on your site. I like to start placing ads to earn a bit more money to cover some of my expenses (when there's traffic, there will be money!). Low quality traffic isn't really accepted by much ad networks, but with some that I deal with, specifically CPV, will normally accept lower quality traffic. These ad networks include PopAds.com, PoponClick, and InfinityAds.com. InfinityAds accept $5 payout, so I find that to be a lower risk. Never stop generating revenue when you get the opportunity to.

    But do keep working hard to make money Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
    Ya know it's like everyone said. I don't have an exact figure but did I lose more than I earned? Yes. In fact the first few months I didn't earn anything, I was just spending money.

    The experience you get from this is worth sooooo much more than you can make. Because it gives you the experience that you need to learn to create a great campaign, and then do it over and over again.

    Things aren't going to take off and just suddenly have your business booming, I'm sure you know that, but I would expect 3 - 12 months before you have a hold on what you're doing and really know what it takes to create something that's profitable.

    In regards to 7search, I think that's a fantastic idea. I wish somebody had told me about 7 search when i was starting. It's one of the lowest deposits required, they're have transparent bidding (something i've grown to love), and very low CPC. I think it's a great place for beginners in PPC. Just my opinion, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    In the end, you can believe in all online money-making formulas that you may encounter, but they do not really do the work for you. Just like in typical businesses, you still need to come up with your own set of strategies – one that will match your resources and your capabilities.
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  • Profile picture of the author ViralMediaBoost
    Zero aswell but that was only for my forums i tend to put money into my proper websites in order to make them better, the site i currently own i have invested a lot to make it the best it can be.
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