Recommended Traffic Sources

by jmxhd7
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Hi guys, my first post here.

I've been running ecommerce in my country (Nigeria) for the past 2 years and it's been going pretty fine. Recently, I started learning CPA and I thought that with my experience in marketing my own physical products, I would be able to do just fine in CPA.

But I guess not..

I started out with adult cpa (CrakRevenue), spent over $400 and earned only $10 in conversions. Pretty awful, right?

I then decided to leave adult cpa (as they said it was already saturated), to try other general niches. I've run ads on Bing, Adwords, PopAds & PopCash so far, without ANY conversion at all - the niches being (Pets, MMO & Diet/Fitness).

From the look of things, it appears CPA is a totally different ball game and I would appreciate any pointers, please. Like, what traffic source you would recommend and any other useful info.

#recommended #sources #traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    Try to create a lead magnet first and promote your affiliate or CPA inside your giveaway. Just try to pre-sell and educate your traffic or visitors to make them sure to buy or take action for your main offers.
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    • Profile picture of the author jmxhd7
      Thanks for your suggestion. Will implement and see how it goes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    When you were running ads on Bing and Google Ads, how were you doing your targeting? How much was your cost per click, and what was your daily budget set at? Also, where you doing broad, phrase, or exact match keyword targeting?
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    • Profile picture of the author jmxhd7
      Hi Magwood,

      I was targeting USA (Desktop & Mobile). My average cost per click was 0.5$ and daily budget around $50/campaign.

      I was also doing phrase keyword targeting. I tested broad targeting before that, but it was getting clicks from non-related keyword...
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offer for a little over 18 years. However, I do things differently than most.

    I heavily promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them, as they have overall worked the best. They also tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience), so the potential exists to produce high volume and they are fairly easy to cross promote on the back-end.

    Some of the verticals (niches) I have done extremely well with are: education, insurance, loans, debt, credit, mortgage, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the PPL offers that I promote pay $20-$40 per lead, but I also promote offers that pay more and less. You don't want to get too caught up on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same or possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    I have also done just as good with dating website sign-ups and pretty good with free trial + S/H offers. I also promote a very limited number of offers that are straight sales. For them, mass appeal is still the number one thing I look for and I also look for one of the following...

    1) The product is new and/or novel-unique and you can't purchase it locally or even something similar. I don't waste my time with it once something similar shows up in Walmart.

    2) The buyer can truly get what is being offered at a decent discount.

    3) Solves a house is on fire type problem.

    However, I mainly promote non-PPL offers on the backend.

    Bottom line, it's far easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    I drive traffic and build responsive email lists by acquiring different forms of email data.

    Fresh / targeted 3rd party data, which is email leads of users that have shown an interest in a specific PPL niche or offer and have given permission to receive messages from third parties. You get the opt-in record of each user and it's 100% can-spam compliant.

    Generate real-time Co-reg, which works by placing an ad for a specific PPL offer on a co-registration network and their publishers display it and users that view the ad can request more info about the offer. When a user requests more info, their contact info is automatically imported into your ESP account / campaign and they are sent a message regarding the offer. You pay on a per lead basis.

    There is also rev-share data, which is basically 3rd party data (typically fresh / targeted) that you get for $0 upfront costs and you split the revenue generated from sending it with the data provider. Those that provide rev-share are typically just aggregating the data and aren't marketers and provide it to those that know how to monetize.

    So with the above, I am getting fresh / targeted leads specifically for the PPL offers I'm promoting. However, they are not typically as responsive as a high-quality opt-in list that you build yourself. So to compensate for this you need to work with higher volume. This is not a big deal since the cost is much cheaper and highly scalable compared to traditional list building methods.

    When mailing, you want to skim off the top any fast-track conversions and then for long-term success, you want to always be collecting your opens / clickers, segmenting and removing unresponsive users...converting the leads from quantity to quality and into responsive lists. Which you can then also cross-promote other offers on the back-end.

    So basically the real reason I promote PPL offers because they provide the path of least resistance to generating conversions / $$$ and converting the data into cash producing assets.

    There's actually more to it than it sounds, but done right it can be extremely profitable. Everyone that I know that is in the business and knows what they are doing, for the most part, does 6-7 figures. While that's a huge range, much comes down to one's ability to scale and effectively build / manage the infrastructure needed to scale.

    Couple things I didn't mention because it is beyond anyone doing when they first start out.

    You can get aged 3rd party data but it is more involved and requires special tools to do successfully.

    Once you have experience, you can find companies that have opt-in / buyer lists that do little with them or nothing at all via email marketing...mainly they call all the users and or don't know anything about promoting affiliate / CPA offers to fully monetize their data. This requires more work because you have to find the companies, where the other options above it's easy to get access to the data. This is what would be considered 2nd party data, as you manage the companies data and monetize it for a percentage of the net profits generated.

    Something to think about.
    How to Build LARGE EMAIL LISTS on a Budget and MONETIZE Like a PRO
    18 Years Exp . . . . . . . . . . . . Email - CPA - PPL
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    • Profile picture of the author jmxhd7
      This is really deep and insightful, Diablo.

      I have just finished reading through and I am wowed by your level of expertise. I'll start with the PPL offers and then build up from there, see how it goes.

      Many thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author bardia089
      Hey Diablo,

      very nice short summary there! Thank you so much for your input!
      I was wondering if you could answer me some questions:

      - What are your typical traffic sources to generate leads? What about Display ads?

      - Do you recommend working with redirects? (promoting the products/form/ whatever directly?)

      Hope hearing from you soon!
      Thank you so much.
      Best Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author kristen2540
    -Social book marking[reddit, tumblr, pinterest, plurk, soundcloud,mix etc].
    -Directory Submission.
    -Social media[facebook, instagram, twitter and mores].
    -Blog commenting.
    -Gust posting.
    -Article submission.
    -Free blog create and also create backlinks. etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    Hey there! It's not only about traffic, or targeted traffic

    You can try all traffic sources at the beginning, but in order to see the results

    YOU MUST GO DEEP into one traffic source first. Here should be one free and one paid traffic source.

    Study and go deep to master that. Only the Masters could see the results

    Also it's about your funnel. You have to check and tweak everytime

    a lot of times. After people the join into your list, they tend not to buy anything

    be patience and practice more my friend. Everything take time

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    • Profile picture of the author jmxhd7
      Thank you LingKing! Appreciate the directives.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    You gotta start building an email list.

    Then you have traffic whenever you want it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightcaster
    I would recommend using all of the above methods:
    Social media (facebook, instagram, twitter)
    Blog commenting.
    Just post.
    Article Article.
    Free blog to create and create backlinks, and at the same time be sure to protect your network using the virtual private network VeePN, this gives the best opportunity to advertise your product with articles, posts and links, saving data.
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  • Profile picture of the author bugzy
    If you want targeted and fast traffic, social media is the way to go.

    Facebook and instagram ads is a very good source of traffic or you can also collaborate with some social media influencers to promote your business/product. Would require to spend a little more though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pablo Visconti
    Definitely recommend social media. Paid traffic can be a real pain in the butt to try to make a good ROI.

    Free traffic, however, can be super warm and targeted.

    It does take more time, but if you can build it up, it's great! Doesn't have to be that huge of a deal either. You can make a blog and a youtube channel, or a blog and a facebook group, and have one piece of content link back to each channel.

    Once again, a bit more work...but works great
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