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Making money with CPA

Discussion in 'CPA' started by WROMERO, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. WROMERO

    WROMERO Junior Member

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    I am new to all this. I just want to get a better Idea on how the money is made with CPA networks. I began reading about making money through adsense. Setting up a niche site, marketing it and hoping that the traffic clicks on your adsense links. Is this how it works with cpa offers too? instead of adsense you set up a cpa offer and hope people sign up to it?

    I know these are newbie questions, but i would rather ask than not know. Hope someone can help.
     
  2. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    Yes that is pretty much how it works. You might also search Landing Pages (LP) for another way of doing this.

    Use the search function of this forum for threads related to your area of interest.
     
  3. eniviD

    eniviD Junior Member

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    It's not as simple as you put it.
    You want targeted traffic & to get targeted traffic you have to invest $,
    also you have to learn so you know what you're doing & don't waste your money
    If your just getting started, I recommend applying to a few networks & asking your AM(Affiliate Manager) for help, some networks even have training areas.
     
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  4. WROMERO

    WROMERO Junior Member

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    Yeah, I try to search as much as possible. Sometimes the search function does not work properly for me. I know this is not as easy as it seems. If it was, everyone would be making money haha. I am just trying to get an idea of how it works and you guys have helped me.

    I am willing to invest money. I have more questions, are you guys using special software for this? I am looking to buy software like xrumer and niche finding software. Would this be a good start? any other software recommendations?
     
  5. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It depends on whether you're looking for short term gains or a long term business model. For me, the short term methods that typically (typically, but now always) involve software for CPA just don't last. The majority of the big players in this game are running whitehat campaigns with PPC or the like, and are constantly turning over their bankroll to invest in new campaigns, rather than relying on forms of BH software.

    Results will vary but that's been my experience.
     
  6. razevsky

    razevsky Newbie

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    thanks!
     
  7. yoyoyhs

    yoyoyhs Newbie

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    For a newbie, we do not have much money to invest. And according to many members here, PPC and PPV need a lot of trial and error and it burns a lot of money before you see the profit.
    So, what should we do if we want to use the PPC and PPV method?
     
  8. isag1992

    isag1992 Newbie

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    Just try one method at a time. Some methods work for some and more or less for others. You cant really go wrong with it but you have to think you plan out thoroughly first. If you where the person that landed on your site and click on one of the offers would you fill out the offer? Think about it
     
  9. chakthat

    chakthat Newbie

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    don't inderstand ??
     
  10. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    For CPA you have to really pay attention and stay on top of it.

    You should already know that PPV means that you are paying for people to view a landing page or a display ad, whether they click on the page or not. If it is displayed, it counts as an "Impression" and you get charged.''

    PPC is different, it means you only pay if they click on your ad, it does not matter how many times the ad is displayed.

    Either way with CPA you are going to pay for people to see your ad (or landing page).

    You can certainly just add a cpa offer to an existing web page and hope someone clicks on it. I do, but it doesn't amount to much.

    You have to find an "offer" to promote that pays you well enough to be worth the trouble. Then you have to find a traffic source that will convert in the offer.

    These are two distinct separate things and you must keep this clear. You have to create an ad or landing page (which is called a "creative") to attract your customer. When someone sees your creative, it must spur some of them to click it.

    When someone clicks on your creative they will go to your landing page. This is where the "sale" takes place. This page must convert the visitor into a buyer.

    Sometimes the ad network will actually display the landing page directly eliminating one step in the process.

    So you must make 2 conversions to get a sale, the ad must convert a visitor into lead, and the landing page must convert the lead into a sale.

    You go to a source for traffic, (direct CPV, traffic Vance, Media traffic, there are tons of them and many are too small and have crap traffic. Ad Brite does not convert.), and you set up a campaign to drive traffic to your landing page by displaying your creative to their audience.

    They will display the ads in whatever form you chose and charge you either for the view (PPV) or click (PPC)

    The trick is that is takes time to test the traffic sure and see what they respond to. You must look at the demographics and find an offer that fits the traffic. If the traffic is older homeowners over 54 with small businesses, they probably will not respond to a victorias secret offer. AARP might be a better choice.

    You must test, and keep the things that work, and continue tweaking things until to maximize your CTR's and make the most money.

    You must also pay attention. Suppose you have a campaign running and making money with traffic source a, and traffic source "a" is selling a lot of traffic. Traffic source "a"decides to buy some extra traffic from traffic source "B" and throw it into the mix to have more available for their customers.

    This new mix of traffic may well throw a perfectly good campaign off the rails, and it might not be making money any more. The longer it runs without being fixed, the more money you will lose.

    You cannot do this and check everything each week to see how it is going. If you have a daily limit of $100 and do not find out about the glitch for 5 days that glitch will have cost you $500. Don't take many days like that to eat up your profit.

    Golden rule: Test and track everything, never take your eyes off a running campaign.

    And as everyone knows, never get bogged down in a land war in Europe.

    Hope this helped
     
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