Looking for some advice from more experienced Affiliate Marketers

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Ok. So I'm a relatively new into affiliate marketing (I actually run more of a blog) but I'm looking to get into more PPC and PPV advertising. I've done a little bit of messing around with Bing ads (to no avail really) and I joined Peerfly (no success) and Lead Impact (but their initial deposit is crazy high).

But here's where I need your help...

I'm trying to start slow, and go for earning $10 per day until I can gradually increase my goal.

If you were 100% starting as a brand new affiliate marketer how would you go about earning $10 a day?

I feel like $10 a day is something that should be relatively easy, but you just have to be doing the right things.

If you don't mind sharing, what ad sites would you use and what types of products would you promote?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I think the biggest question I would have is what type of traffic are you interested in? Paid or Free?

    I think to start to make $10 a month i'd recommend starting with 7search, it's relatively cheap and very forgiving.
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    • Profile picture of the author defeasible
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      I think the biggest question I would have is what type of traffic are you interested in? Paid or Free?
      I'm honestly open to whatever. Free traffic definitely takes time though, and while I'm working towards building traffic in several places, I'd like to do a little bit of paid traffic to make side money also. And I'm also looking for consistency...

      And I actually meant $10 a day not $10 a month...so is this possible with 7search? and any recommendations on what I should promote?

      Do leads or products generally work better to make money?
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  • Are you looking to make $10 a day or average $10 a day. There is a difference and would require a different approach.
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    • Profile picture of the author defeasible
      Originally Posted by Makemoneyonlinegirl View Post

      Are you looking to make $10 a day or average $10 a day. There is a difference and would require a different approach.
      I guess averaging $10 a day would be the same thing to me...
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    I'm honestly open to whatever. Free traffic definitely takes time though, and while I'm working towards building traffic in several places, I'd like to do a little bit of paid traffic to make side money also. And I'm also looking for consistency...
    What kind of budget do you have to work with? This should be your starting point before deciding between paid or free traffic.

    And I actually meant $10 a day not $10 a month...so is this possible with 7search? and any recommendations on what I should promote?
    You can hit a day on 7Search. That is a very do able goal for 7Search and someone that is new.
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    • Profile picture of the author defeasible
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      What kind of budget do you have to work with?
      As far as a budget goes, I realistically have a couple hundred dollars to deal with, so not a huge amount .

      But if $10/day is realistic with 7search maybe I will go ahead and start there.

      Any recommendations on how to go about promoting? Is it smarter to just to directly promote the actual site or do I need to make a landing page for every product or lead i'm promoting?

      I guess I just really want to make sure I try to do what is working for everyone that already finds regular success with affiliate marketing.
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      • Profile picture of the author GodOfCPA
        Originally Posted by defeasible View Post

        As far as a budget goes, I realistically have a couple hundred dollars to deal with, so not a huge amount .

        But if $10/day is realistic with 7search maybe I will go ahead and start there.

        Any recommendations on how to go about promoting? Is it smarter to just to directly promote the actual site or do I need to make a landing page for every product or lead i'm promoting?

        I guess I just really want to make sure I try to do what is working for everyone that already finds regular success with affiliate marketing.

        7search is very hard - it's cheap traffic for a reason, and you have a big risk of getting blacklisted from any type of offer you send 7search traffic to as it tends to not back out well for advertisers. Of course, if you're experienced that isn't the case, but newbies have trouble getting any kind of quality traffic from that source.

        My best advice to you is to think of micro-angles within an angle and promote from there (for simplistic example: targeting search terms like "how to DIY fix car muffler" on Bing and advertising some sort of debt consolidation/loan offer to them from the angle of getting money to fix car etc.).

        But I'd suggest CPL dating offers as they are easy to come up with angles for and they payout okay. Best place for (non-sexual) dating offers is Facebook as you can target interests and extrapolate angles from that.

        For example: you got a 30+ Mate1 CPL offer and you think that maybe single women between 30-40 who like #foodie would be interested in finding dates with people who are also foodies.

        So you make an ad that's a picture of some exotic food and says "meet other foodies tonight" and link to a landing page that preps them to click through and sign up with Mate1 because that's where the foodies are all hiding these days. Bonus points if you make it a fake news report using the Daily Mail template.

        You see how taking that approach let's you unearth small amounts of targeted traffic, and makes it highly likely you'll get ROI. Like if it's costing you 0.28 CPC for the above Facebook ad (should be a round there if you get your targeting and ad design right) and you are getting 50% click through on landing page and the 20% conversion on offer page, and the offer pays out $5.

        Every 100 clicks then costs you $28, and you make $50 (10% final conversion)off that, or $22 in profit. You can quickly get good at doing these micro-angle ads, and rarely ever lose money (no significant money due to low volume on each one).

        ^That's how you make your $10 a day, after investing a couple of $hundred in getting used to the traffic source.

        P.S. If you don't make landing pages to bridge the ad's angle with the offer page you will fail for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulBaker
    I would shift your focus. If you're only focusing on earning $10 a day you're likely to end up jumping around from offer to offer, traffic source to traffic source because you don't have a real plan. $10 doesn't sound like much but to start earning that consistently is the first big milestone.

    Instead, I would focus on picking a niche/vertical with the intention of mastering it. Pick something that resonates with you and that you can see yourself building a business out of. When you know what your 'market' is, choosing traffic sources to reach that market is pretty straight forward. Dating to POF for example.

    As far as 7 search goes, you would probably be better off going back to Bing. You said you've 'done a little bit of messing around' with it so take what you've learned and go and master it. Bing is good quality traffic and it's a great place to hit those $10 days.

    Any recommendations on how to go about promoting? Is it smarter to just to directly promote the actual site or do I need to make a landing page for every product or lead i'm promoting?
    Yes, landing pages. Pick your offer, study your competition and then beat them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    As far as a budget goes, I realistically have a couple hundred dollars to deal with, so not a huge amount .
    You could try 7Search but honestly that probably isn't a big enough budget for paid traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author defeasible
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      You could try 7Search but honestly that probably isn't a big enough budget for paid traffic.
      What's the recommended budget to have in your opinion? And why do you have to have such a large budget?
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      • Profile picture of the author Greedy
        Originally Posted by defeasible View Post

        What's the recommended budget to have in your opinion? And why do you have to have such a large budget?
        $800+ is what I recommend, well you need to spend a lot of money testing and learning from your tests and mistakes.
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        • Profile picture of the author sonixkid3000
          Like everyone said, you need a bigger budget. Not just for testing like others have said but also because any time you go to a new network, no matter how experience you are, there is always a learning curve, you have to learn the angles that get the network converting. Things they do and don't like. You might see conversions trickle in but you'll spend hundreds to get accustomed to the network.

          Furthermore, please take note of what GodofCPA said, you need to use landing pages. ESPECIALLY when you're using unique angles. It's going to be frustrating at first but I don't want to see anybody else make the mistakes I made.
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        • Profile picture of the author defeasible
          I see, I'm messing around a little bit with bingads currently, but we'll so how that goes...I may try and use a larger budget in the near future, I just want to try and experiment a bit before I put any more money down.

          With PPC is their a specific CTR I should be shooting for? Some of my keywords have super low CTR's and a ton of impressions and I wonder if they're even worth keeping on there in your opinion.

          I appreciate all of the help guys
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          • Profile picture of the author PaulBaker
            Originally Posted by defeasible View Post

            I see, I'm messing around a little bit with bingads currently, but we'll so how that goes...I may try and use a larger budget in the near future, I just want to try and experiment a bit before I put any more money down.

            With PPC is their a specific CTR I should be shooting for? Some of my keywords have super low CTR's and a ton of impressions and I wonder if they're even worth keeping on there in your opinion.

            I appreciate all of the help guys
            I'm no PPC expert but while waiting for one to arrive...

            Low CTRs may mean your bids are too low and your ads are showing too far down the page or it could mean that your keywords aren't relevant enough to your ads.

            If it looks like there's a lot of volume for specific keywords, you could try breaking them out into their own ad groups with tightly targeted/relevant ads to see if that improves CTRs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    With PPC is their a specific CTR I should be shooting for? Some of my keywords have super low CTR's and a ton of impressions and I wonder if they're even worth keeping on there in your opinion.
    You should read some guides and blogs on PPC.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    Hottest thing right now is FB pages and buying likes through FB ad campaigns.

    You can easily get somewhere on $10 per day doing that alone.

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