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I have only made 50p so far, What am i doing wrong. Affiliate marketing

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by walsh259, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. walsh259

    walsh259 Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I have tried making websites for a few years now and have always looked at affiliate marketing and adsense.
    There was one time that i created a search engine that looked like google using their site search feature. I then went into a changed the google text logo to the company's name and set the page as the computers default home page. after day one my adsense started making £50 per day and i thought i was on to a winner.
    However after 4-5 days my account was closed and all the money removed from the account. :( Google didn't like it.

    So since then i tried to launch websites without trying to break any rules yet i have only managed to make 50p from both business4airports and nearthepin (both (com))
    I get about 40-80 hits a day and i post content regularly but i seem stuck on how to take it to the next level.

    If anyone could give any pointers that would be great.

    For those who are new and are looking for help themselves here are some of the processes i have been through.

    Business4airports.com - Airport directory, The plan was to have the companies pay to advertise on the website for a company profile and ads.
    The problem is without alot of traffic you can't charge a decent amount of money, if you charge too cheap people don't think you are of value.
    So this website is currently ageing with new news content being added often. I hope that in a few months time the website will look more established and valuable to the potential customer.
    An issue i found is that the topic is not one that i could post on social media and none of my direct contacts are in the industry and would not find the news interesting and share the information.
    This made me build nearthepin - golf entertainment website, This site is still new however it is on a topic where i can post socially and get likes and shares.
    although golf is a crowded topic and not a niche i am hoping that with the hot golf women section nearthepin ( )/hot-female-golfer-paula-creamer2/ ect this will be good to post on Facebook to get the initial traffic.
    I have been using googles keyword planner to find keywords with high volumes of searches with low competition, however i am unsure how you can track the performance of this. Anyone with tips on this i would be great full.

    Now im not trying to make all the money in the world with these sites however a few pounds for the effort would be good.


    I have avoided clickbank as all the products seem like Scams but i am using adsense, and Darwin Affiliates.
    Darwin Affiliates i would recommend to anyone in the uk as they provide offers form well know high street business's and sites like expedia which are trusted.

    Anyway this is my first real post so i hope it will come up with some answers.

    Thanks
    Walsh259
     
  2. iamsuen

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    Hi Walsh259,

    I am an Affiliate Manager for a network that focuses on Travels that targets in on the Asia Pacific Area and let me share some tips I found successful Affiliates doing.

    3 Key campaign Elements: Traffic Source, Offer and Angle

    Traffic Source

    1. Once you have chosen a traffic source, you should spy on it extensively - see What Software, Hardware, and Memberships Do I Need? - to get a good idea of what offers are working on that traffic source.
    2. You should mostly stick to the type of offer that you've seen working on your chosen traffic source whilst spying.
    3. The best approach is to test a lot of offers, and to alternate between testing recommended offers and offers that you've found in your networks' offer selection which don't have much data.
    4. You can ask for recommendations, but any offer that your Affiliate Manager recommends or that shows up in Affiliate Network newsletters is likely to have a lot of other affiliates running it too.
    5. The same offer running on two different networks can vary in conversion rate by 50% or more: testing the same offer from multiple networks is one of the big keys to success.
     
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    Offer

    1. The best approach is to test a lot of offers, and to alternate between testing recommended offers and offers that you've found in your networks' offer selection which don't have much data.
    2. The same offer running on two different networks can vary in conversion rate by 50% or more: testing the same offer from multiple networks is one of the big keys to success.
    3. You can ask for recommendations, but any offer that your Affiliate Manager recommends or that shows up in Affiliate Network newsletters is likely to have a lot of other affiliates running it too.
    4. It is also very important to split-test offers amongst all the networks that run that offer.
     
  4. iamsuen

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    Angle

    1. A less obvious angle may work better - for example, choosing a specific situation where a battery running down is bad.
    2. For example, an obvious angle for a battery saver mobile app is to ask users if they're tired of their battery running down.
    3. However, you can run multiple offers in a campaign, and pick the best, if they all work with the same angle.
     
  5. sellingpaypal

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    Well, at least you've learnt from your mistakes.