1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

About to give up...

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Currency, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Currency

    Currency Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    6
    Thanks to all of you that helped.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  2. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,019
    Likes Received:
    1,496
    Occupation:
    Product marketing
    Location:
    USA
    Home Page:
    Two weeks and you're not a millionaire? What happened?

    There are very few overnight successes in IM. Two weeks is not enough time and I suggest you recalibrate your expectations.
     
  3. Currency

    Currency Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    6
    As I've said, I expected hardly anything. Although with two weeks worth of time and effort I expected at least one lead, or something.
     
  4. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,019
    Likes Received:
    1,496
    Occupation:
    Product marketing
    Location:
    USA
    Home Page:
    Is the offer the problem or is it a lack of traffic altogether? Are people looking but not buying?
     
  5. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    107
    Are you getting clicks to your links ? If not then your shit probably looks spammy and unlegit.

    If you are getting clicks, how many are you getting ? You need quite a bit of traffic (in the hundreds at least) before you'll start making any kind of money from CPA (especially from random leads).
     
  6. ilanru

    ilanru BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    114
    Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
     
  7. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    94
    hahahahahahaha, this thread is a joke right??

    (Im not laughing cause you had zero success. Im laughing cause your about to give up after 2 weeks)
     
  8. dannyduberstein

    dannyduberstein Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    105
    the price of success is failure.

    you haven't failed enough to succeed yet.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Currency

    Currency Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    6
    I believe it's a traffic problem. For example on a very small scale I attempted a facebook page with a link to an offer. I promoted the page with an ad. I spent a mere $15 on ads so far. (CPM) However as I've said I have had absolutely NO clicks on my link (resulting in no leads).

    Essentially same problem for youtube. Traffic issues I presume.
     
  10. cooltoad

    cooltoad Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    549
    Occupation:
    None of your business
    Location:
    On Vacation
    I am actually quite surprised that you started promoting CPA offer in 2 weeks. It is commendable IMO. Another thing is that you don't mind taking action. Try out one of the many methods on BHW and you will soon find the one that works for you.

    2 weeks and giving up LMAO!
     
  11. Currency

    Currency Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    6
    I'm sure it sounds pathetic. I'm sure all of you may know, failure blows. Especially when you're new. I've seen so many people say "the problem is you don't take action". So with this, I tried doing as much as I could, and failed.
     
  12. matthewajumper

    matthewajumper Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    OP, I've been at IM for about 3 months now and I've only experienced minor success. You have to put in some time. You have to test, see what works and tweek. The only money I've made has come from posting housing offers on CL and asking them to bring a credit report from wherever you're promoting because they have a detailed renter's history. Keep at it.
     
  13. dabeast

    dabeast Power Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    in the heart of my loved ones
    it took me around 2-3 months to see my first adsense click back this year :D
     
  14. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    107
    Yes traffic issues. You need to practice creating content that will get people to click on your links. You will also find that you need to approach it differently depending on where your traffic is coming from, as different types of people will require different types of encouragement to click on things.

    Personally I'd start with trying to get people to click on links to legitimate places that they could find interesting (like blog or website articles), just until you get a feel for how to do it.

    No point sending blaggy traffic through to your CPA company that will never convert, it will just encourage them to shave the shit out of you later on when you finally do start sending through good traffic.
     
  15. chipmunk951

    chipmunk951 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    443
    Occupation:
    IM
    Location:
    Zimbabwe
    If you aren't familiar with PPC, why on earth would you start your campaign on CPM. You should make multiple ad copies and do CPC to start and if you have an add that gets a decent CTR then you copy it over and turn it into a CPM.

    Also I recall replying one of your posts when you first started, was it really two weeks ago? Seems shorter. Anyways, it takes a while to get anything started. If you're giving up after two weeks, then IM really isn't for you tbh.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  16. ThatBotProgrammer

    ThatBotProgrammer Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    138
    Location:
    Tribeca
    IM is perseverance game. You can't expect to learn everything in 2 weeks. Refine your skills, and see how you can improve.

    Are you reaching the right audience with what you're promoting? Targeting a niche market is key.
     
  17. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    2,223
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Pantie Thief
    Location:
    Native America
    a newbie giving up? :D

    took me 2 fuckin years to make my first penny, and when it started it wont stop even if i want it to. Never Give Up
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  18. TNphoneman

    TNphoneman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    695
    The law of nature weeds out the weak. Now you have to decide if you are going to be strong or weak. Not everyone is cut out for this.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  19. destiny0awaits

    destiny0awaits Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    4
    2 weeks is really too early to give up, it took me like 5 months to start earning regularly.
     
  20. Nexusx2

    Nexusx2 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    54
    Home Page:
    By far the best post I read today. I have been failing for oh... since for ever. I have been thinking of quieting too but when ever I do I make a few bucks here and there. Not on CPA though, I havent made shit on CPA. The best advice I can give you is to focus on one niche, create a site and create content that will get you traffic. I don't know how much traffic is needed but usually 1% is safe to say will convert. So 10,000 hits per day will convert into 100. This is just what people have told me from bhw.