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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Finch
Re: Ever been told "That looks kinda scammy.."?

People use the word 'scam' for just about anything associated to direct marketing. They fail to disassociate the genuine scams from the legal programs that prey on their own naivety.

Consumers...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 3rd October 2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,578
Posted By Finch
Re: Any WSO for POF?

Cheers for the recco!

The POF volume was discounted just recently, and there's plenty of POF tips in the other volumes for anybody who's looking to master the platform:

Premium Posts « Finch...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By Finch
How to Rock at Guest Posting (And How to Get it Badly Wrong)

Are you looking to rebuild your search engine rankings after Penguin? Are you trying to expand your site's readership?

Guest posting is a brilliant method to rapidly expand your reach. It's also...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 26th August 2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Finch
Re: Help with FB landingpages and media buys

My advice is to stick to the same traffic source while you're learning the ropes.

Affiliates who bounce from one traffic source to another spend a lot of money to end up no better than they...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 25th August 2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By Finch
Re: Landing Pages

Not for me, personally.

I nearly always run dating offers with a landing page.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th August 2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By Finch
Re: NEWBIE to CPA

Yeah, it's not a good idea to get in to the habit of chasing top offers.

The biggest earners in the CPA space are focused on a small selection of offers that they understand and know how to...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th August 2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By Finch
Re: Landing Pages

The reason most of us run with landing pages is to pre-sell the offer.

Think of it this way... do you bust out your credit card without doing research about a product first? It's been proven that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,923
Posted By Finch
Re: How do I find my "passion"?? I don't like Anything?? I am stumped!

Funny the poster above me should mention MJ DeMarco. I actually just reviewed Millionaire Fastlane: The Millionaire Fastlane Review « Random Crap For Affiliates « Finch Sells – Affiliate Marketing...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 23rd January 2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,578
Posted By Finch
Re: Any WSO for POF?

I appreciate the Premium Posts lovin'. Good to hear of so many affiliates enjoyed them!

If you're a dating affiliate, you might enjoy Volume 3 too.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 17th October 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,156
Posted By Finch
Re: POF advertising - have you already used it?

I've been making a killing on POF pretty much non-stop for the last two years.

It's more competitive these days, but I'd say it's still the easiest traffic source for an affiliate to get...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th August 2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Finch
Re: 10 Best Countries For An Internet Marketer To Live

I have indeed read 4HWW, and thought it was an inspiring book, if a little niche for most small business owners.

It definitely pushed me to look closer at outsourcing my business, and that's...
Forum: Mind Warriors 26th August 2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Finch
Re: 10 Best Countries For An Internet Marketer To Live

It definitely helps to have good Internet connections. Where I lived in Bangkok, the Internet was patchy - especially at the start of the monsoon season! I can imagine it's even worse in the smaller...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th August 2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Finch
Re: 10 Best Countries For An Internet Marketer To Live

What does web traffic have to do with your personal location in the world?

I receive exactly the same traffic whether I'm living in England or anywhere else. The factors just have no relation at...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th August 2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Finch
Re: 10 Best Countries For An Internet Marketer To Live

My target clients are based in over ten different countries. The whole point of the Internet is that it makes business possible on a global scale. Why do I need to be in any of the countries you...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th August 2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Finch
Re: 10 Best Countries For An Internet Marketer To Live

Err, why does your location affect your ability to work at full capacity? I lived in Thailand for 8 months and made a lot more money than '3-5 grand'.
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th August 2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Finch
10 Best Countries For An Internet Marketer To Live

I've always found one of the best rewards of being a full-time online marketer to be the ability to travel. I hate being rooted to one spot.

Lifestyle arbitrage is something I think all marketers...
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd June 2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Finch
How To Quit Your Day Job... And Not Regret It

Internet Marketing seems to be a hot spot recluse for people who want to quit their day jobs, and I know various friends of mine who have practically begged for help so they could follow the same...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th May 2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By Finch
Re: How White Noise Supercharges My Productivity

I think the power of binaural beats is dependent on the individual. But, from my experience, I've noticed positive effects. They work for me and that's all I care about.

I've written a second post...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th May 2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By Finch
Re: How White Noise Supercharges My Productivity

Yep, very similar. I've been experimenting with binaural beats for a while too.

It's an interesting area to study. I think most people settle for performing tasks at a fraction of their true...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th May 2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By Finch
How White Noise Supercharges My Productivity

I recently blogged about how white noise has helped me rid procrastination and lack of focus from my working day.

I've had a lot of feedback from other entrepreneurs who've claimed the same...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 28th April 2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,259
Posted By Finch
Re: Guide To Promoting Dating Facebook App Installs

The problem with the Facebook apps is the payout. You have to go international to stand a chance of getting profitable on big volume, because the click prices are simply rising too high. There are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th March 2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Finch
Re: How to monetize this website?

Maybe instead of selling ad placements, you should be looking to jump on the affiliate side of things by promoting the biggest events yourself?

I know there are several paid conferences in the UK...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,897
Posted By Finch
Re: Can you really make 'a ton of money' with CPA Marketing?

CPA is a more volatile industry to work in, but it's much more rewarding. I've done hundreds of thousands of dollars with CPA networks, and I know several guys on a personal level who do mid...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Finch
Re: Is this good or bad business, what do you think?

Good luck building relationships in any industry with that attitude.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By Finch
Re: How to market to a list of 2k students?

The key to email marketing is not to simply bombard your list with offers, but to build a relationship.

I'm not for a second suggesting that he could be successful dropping a new dating offer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By Finch
Re: How to market to a list of 2k students?

How is it unsolicited if they've opted-in? I'm assuming the OP has built this list himself, and hasn't simply bought it.

As somebody who makes thousands of dollars through dating email drops...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By Finch
Re: How to market to a list of 2k students?

Maybe if you're a bad marketer.

Why do you think those ads still exist? It's because they still make money.

The types you're referring to however, sound like the trashy unsolicited emails that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th February 2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By Finch
Re: How to market to a list of 2k students?

Business and economics students (especially those at University) are likely to be bright sparks, skeptical at heart, who probably won't respond too well if you try to sling them an email submit to...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th August 2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By Finch
Re: Best method to make money - START NOW

What? What does any of this mean?

The best way to make money online, if you're a beginner is to take a step back and stop thinking about making money.

Choose a topic, something you're...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 16th August 2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By Finch
Re: Advertising On Facebook

You're wrong, a good CTR will nearly always make advertising cheaper on Facebook.

If you're using CPC, Facebook makes more money with your high CTR (more clicks, more money) so they'll allow you...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 4th August 2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,886
Posted By Finch
Re: Whats Your Day Job?

I've been a full time affiliate marketer since May 2009. Fifteen months is a long time in this industry. It feels like forever. I was 21 when I setup my own business, and it's grown from there....
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 4th August 2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Finch
Re: New to Facebook Ads - Help!

Don't be afraid to resubmit the same ad over and over again. The guys reviewing Facebook Ads are renowned for having the predictability of monkeys on crack.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 15th June 2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Finch
Re: Caffiene Motivaton

Before I quit my day job, I used to be the guy who strolled in to the office at 8:59am with a pint of coffee. It helped me through the day, but I'd still consider it an unhealthy fix. Not good for...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th June 2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,332
Posted By Finch
Re: Having the right mindset to succeed is the key - utter crap and b.s

Going from $10 to $1000/day is the easy part, certainly if you're working in CPA with paid traffic.

The real struggle is taking the next leap from $1000/day to $10000/day as this is generally...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 5th June 2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By Finch
Re: Landing Page for CPA Offers

Every niche is different, every offer is different. And there's no guarantee that using a blog will be effective, if it's executed poorly. And the same for any landing page class.

I think you...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 5th June 2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Finch
Re: Newbie To CPA marketing

I'm dropping a guide for free at some point next month. I have plenty of info on my blog that you might want to check out.

The best way to get started with CPA is to limit the number of variables...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 2nd April 2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By Finch
Re: Best CPA Offer Types For Article Marketing

Article marketing is for the long term, and many CPA offers are for the short term.

If you're going to go with a free trial offer, or basic lead gen, make sure it's from an established advertiser...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 31st March 2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,110
Posted By Finch
Re: Any CPA Networks That Don't Require Phone Interviews?

Most networks that are worth joining will require some sort of phone call as a precaution. It's to protect existing affiliates, and themselves, from getting hit by an increasingly sophisticated...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 31st March 2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,560
Posted By Finch
Re: EWA Private Network

EWA are excellent at what they do. One of my favourite networks and a pleasure to work with.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 31st March 2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Finch
Re: do you hate this about cpa companies

Offervault and Offerbuzz are good for searching a specific offer.

Affbuzz.com: Offerbuzz - Affiliate Marketing Offer Aggregator (http://affbuzz.com/offerbuzz/)

But no, it doesn't bother me...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th March 2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,547
Posted By Finch
Re: What you do if you are tired?

If I'm not feeling productive, I'll just take the day off.

No point in struggling against the tide and my good days afford me the luxury of not having to work if the spark isn't there.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th March 2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By Finch
Re: Azoogle - Facebook Spam

Creating a fan page should be fine. Spamming a fan page would cross the line, I assume.

I've seen a lot of CPA offers leveraging Facebook fan pages.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 24th March 2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Finch
Re: For Testing - Direct Link - Or Landing Page

If the offer requires a credit card, or several fields, you're probably going to want to build a landing page.

If the offer is a simple zip or small field submit, you may be able to get away with...
Forum: Mind Warriors 23rd March 2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By Finch
Re: SEO is hard work, do you have the time?

Outsourcing is one method.

Automation is the best method.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 23rd March 2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,669
Posted By Finch
Re: PPV Marketing - The latest hot trend!

A couple of my blog posts on PPV that some of you more experienced marketers may find interesting or helpful:

1. Shock Marketing Tactics For PPV Profits - Shock Marketing Tactics For PPV Profits ...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th November 2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,750
Posted By Finch
Re: Where am I going wrong with PPV?

Left align your content for a start...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th November 2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,707
Posted By Finch
Re: Why There's No Real Comprehensive CPA Course For Starters?

You don't need a CPA course to get started.

Just a good affiliate manager and some initiative.
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 9th November 2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,574
Posted By Finch
Re: Does Clickbank Allow CPV Traffic?

It doesn't really matter. Any network is going to accept your CPV traffic if you're feeding it through a landing page first. And that's something you absolutely want to be doing if you're promoting a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,998
Posted By Finch
Re: Excellent WF answer but no "THANKS"? That Sucks!

This is one of the most cringeworthy threads I've read in a very long time.

I don't give people advice to boost my thank count or to feel loved.

I offer occasional advice as a way of giving...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,490
Posted By Finch
Re: I can't believe these websites...

Shocking - how far behind in Internet Marketing are [most of] you people? Even if you don't practice the technique, you should still know about it.

Geo-targeting has been around, forever. The...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 8th June 2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,098
Posted By Finch
Re: Offline CPA advertising?

There's a ton of untapped potential as soon as you step foot offline and start promoting your offers away from the Net.

The problem comes with tracking. You've gotta be organized to the point...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 4th June 2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,661
Posted By Finch
Re: PPC Traffic Sources - The List

Remember to start tracking tracking tracking as soon as you dive in to the third tier of PPC programs (you should be doing it anyway). You've gotta be working with a pixel to make any third tier...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By Finch
Re: Adwords - not hitting daily budget

Have you placed all your keywords in one big list with one ad for the whole group?

If that's the case, your campaign will never get close to fulfilling it's potential.

Take every keyword and...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 2nd June 2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By Finch
Re: Is **** Berry Offer Dead now?

It's not what you're promoting, but the angle that you take to promote it.

If you're thinking of going on to AdWords and launching a PPC campaign with terms like "**** berry diet", you're going to...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 29th May 2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By Finch
Re: Neverblue payout?

I would suggest setting your minimum payout to the lowest number initially. That way you can bank your first cheque as soon as possible - which is necessary for them to perform basic verification...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th May 2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 10,102
Posted By Finch
Re: Is coffee good or bad for you?

It would be pretty hypocritical of me to judge anybody for drinking coffee when I spend most nights pubbing or clubbing with my liver taking a battering.

I think people overreact to all these...
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