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Automated Affiliate Marketing

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by humanAI, May 3, 2017.

  1. humanAI

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    Hi,
    I have been working on this idea during the last couple of weeks. A little recap:
    -Learned some Python
    -Learned to use Scrapy library to write web crawlers
    -Developed a product crawler for a selected niche and affiliate
    -Set up a simple database to store the data
    -Made some tinkering with automated link posting

    The main idea is to scrape a section of few websites and collect their products (the price), then select the url, add my referral use Google API to obtain a shortlink, automatically post to various niche channels.

    I would be able to select true deals, i.e. products that have their price lower than usual (in % or absolute number) above a certain threshold.

    That's a lot of work but I think that can be useful and totally automated. Of course websites change and updates will be needed.

    Problems I have encountered are:
    -Avoid getting banned from websites. I am using my ip but it isn't the best choice I know. Services for random IP requests are around 10$/mo
    -Storing data. This is on my pc too for now. automating the scraping job would require an online database so my pc can't provide that.

    I just created my channels to push deals but I didn't advertise them for now since I didn't start delivering content.

    What do you think? Any suggestion?
     
  2. humanAI

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    No one? Might as well delete the post then
     
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    Automated affiliate marketing is risky though you may make some money in a short while but not sustainable in the long run.
     
  4. humanAI

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    Why you say so? I developed a python script that crawl for prices on a website with IP rotation, deployed it on a raspi and set up a database to track everything. I stopped because of exams now but I plan to add automatic referral and url shortener.
    I already tried to push notifications and it works, just need to implement a scheduler to do that on specific times, without flooding users.

    the main issue here is, I think, creating/reaching people and earning their trust.
     
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    good ida, go on brother
     
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    PM me, there's much better way to make money on autopilot with what you are doing.
     
  7. DEFINE

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    Your links will be ghosted/removed often - that's the problem, not the bot. Posting your own links on other people websites/channels is the problem. But you posted this thread more than a month ago. Did you try it yet?
     
  8. humanAI

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    But I am going to post my own links on my personal channels, not spam on others.
    Anyway I didn't try it yet, not on a full automated scale at least
     
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    the problems you encounter are more expenses on ip rotation & data storing, how do you plan to solve this?

    also, does the script work?
     
  10. humanAI

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    I use Tor net for ip rotation, and a relational database to store the data.
    The script worked and I collected some data, I tryed again yesterday and it has some problem now, have to look through all dependecies maybe something has been updated or something because last time I tryed it was working.