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[METHOD] $200+ minimum a week with video game keys (Free/zero cost method)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by FeroXs, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. FeroXs

    FeroXs Regular Member

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    Disclaimer:This method works best if you're into video games and have a decent understanding on what's 'hot' at the moment.

    Ref: https://www.g2a.com/r/new-affiliate
    Non-ref: hhttps://www.g2a.com/goldmine (appologies, honestly wasn't aware)

    What will we be doing?
    Theoretically, affiliate marketing.
    Who are we targeting?
    PC gamers. Since we're targeting millions of people, this method can not get saturated, as we have an infinite crowd we can earn money from.
    How are we doing it?
    By using heavily gamer-populated sites so we get the attention of many PC gamers.


    Learning the basics


    Basically, you want as many people clicking on your affiliate link. According to the people clicking the link, I will divide the people into 3 groups:


    1) The Big Fish (TBF)


    2) The Inner Cirlce (TIC)


    3) The Small Fish (TSF)


    We will be using G2A's "goldmine" affiliate page https://www.g2a.com/goldmine - G2A is a website that sells cheap video games, and offers many great deals, sometimes reducing the prices over 70%. Except that you can earn money from it, you can also get really cheap PC games. It's popular, but I'd say 95% of PC gamers still haven't heard about it, and still buy retail games on Steam, Origin, Battlenet etc.


    The site is absolutely legit and is extremely high quality. I've been using it for over a year for my own purchases, and only recently decided to start earning money from it. Clicking on the affiliate link makes people save your affiliate link in their Cookies. So if they click on it, and don't decide to buy a game straight away, but in 2-3 days, you'll still get the same profit as long as you're saved in their cookies. Awesome right?


    Register on the website, and then go to the Goldmine. The Goldmine is the affiliate program, and it'll be your home for some time. When you make your first purchase on g2a (you can invest like $3 and make
    a purchase) you'll get some demo affiliates under your name, so you can check out how it all works if you wish.


    The hierarchy


    Not all people who you're targeting should be people who buy PC games. According to that, I've made up 3 groups of people which you can target, and each group is unique. The hierarchy system is something that you always must have in mind. Not all of the gamers who click on your link have to purchase something. You can form your own affiliate team and make them spread your link around the Internet, and you'll still be gaining money. The hierarchy system is explained by this illustration on g2a: You're on top, and your level 1 gamers make you 100% of the income. Level 1 gamers refer level 2 gamers, from which you get
    60% (and your level 1 gamer gets 100% from the earning). The level 2 gamers refer level 3 gamers, from which you earn 40% (your level 1 gamers earn 60%, and your level 2 gamers earn 100%). The more you earn, the bigger percentage you get from every sale. You start with around 10% from each sale.


    The 3 Groups


    The Big Fish
    TBF are popular people in the world of gaming. They're streamers, Youtubers, community managers, or any well-known person that gamers know of. The income they can bring you is not direct, and they're only used to attract more people from which you earn your money, but they earn as well. Most streamers and Youtubers are in the business for the money, so introducing them to a new way of income with no effort at all can be pretty interesting for them. I, personally, currently have 4 popular streamers under my affiliate. Most of them don't know that they're under my affiliate, and they're generating at least 50% of my total income. The streamers are streaming on a site called twitch.tv. The streamers only have to share their link on their livestream and try to promote it every hour or two, and you'll be getting money in no time. I've got an extremely popular streamer under my link. He gets around 10k people watching on average and he generates
    around 2,000 clicks daily. Take into consideration that I've got 14 live streamers under my name, which makes me get at least 10,000 cookies daily. Most of them don't buy straight away, but at least 50% of them do buy at least 1 game. Do the math yourself and please think... Do you see the potential? There's thousands of streamers, hundred thousands of people watching, and an infinite crowd where you can share your link.

    Q: Why would they be interested?
    A: Why would they buy a game for $60 if they can buy it for $30? Approaching twitch.tv streamers and how to catch their attention

    - Don't: spam their chat, spam their PMs, use accounts named like 'g2aAnakin' 'buysellkeys' etc.
    - Do: approach them like a regular viewer with a great idea of earning extra income. PM them, act like you're watching them for months.

    Another part of the TBF group are Youtubers. The only difference between them and Twitch.tv streamers is that they can't advertise directly on Youtube, but they do have their Facebook fan pages, Twitters and other means of social media contacts. Approach is the same: PM them, talk to them, tell them they can earn money from it. Most of the Youtubers are more open minded to this idea than streamers. Streamers are really hard to get under your affiliate and you will most likely get rejected in 99% of the cases. The 1% will generate crazy income, so the main focus should be: never give up. Try several times, try different games, try all kinds of different things, but never get disappointed. It'll help you.


    The Inner Circle
    TIC is a group of people, friends, who you know play PC games. You share the website with them, and then talk them into spreading the word about the website. It'll generate an income both for you and them. The point of TIC is to share methods, share work efforts and generate an income for both of you and your TIC members. Managing your TIC is something of significant importancy, and it's up to you whether you'll work 1 on 1 with each member of your TIC or you'll form a group of people working together to accomplish goals. My personal TIC is managed in a way that people don't know about each other and I mostly support and work with 1 person in private.


    The Small Fish
    TSF are gamers who actually do purchase games. They're not people you target by-person, but people who get attracted in the terms of massive advertisement either by your, your TBF or your TIC. They're the people who spend, and the people who make your income. Other than letting your TBF or TIC do the work of gathering TSF, I will list my own personal methods of how I have collected the majority of my TSF.

    Facebook
    Facebook is all about spamming. Create a new account (or hack a used one, which is great as well) and simply start spamming the link. Join gaming groups, join gaming pages and share your link on every single thing that you can find. Example: you want to link your affiliate link to the new Call of Duty. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is a FPS gaming which will be released in a couple of days. Join the fan pages of shooting games, Call of Duty or any PC games related game page (e.g Mass Effect, Battlefield, SWTOR) and post it there as well at least once per day. Another thing you can do is contact Facebook page owners and tell them about the method of earning, making them become your TBF and auto-piloting the earning on that page as well. Just search for random gaming pages, and basically anything above 10k members will result in at least $5 daily.


    Reddit
    Making posts on reddit can get you a lot of cookies as well. Let's take for example Call of Duty again, which will be extremely popular in 2-3 days. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare retail is €60 on Steam at the moment. G2a is offering it for €27-32ish. The players who're hyped about the new CoD would surely love to get this information, as they'll be saving such a great amount of money. You can head over to reddit.com/r/CallofDuty for example, and you'll see some of my posts there. In 2 weeks of the link being up, I've made around $1600 just from advertising this one game on reddit. G2a offers links to certain products as affiliate links, so you won't have to link people directly to the site, but rather link them to the product. Take my link for example: https://www.g2a.com/r/advanced_warfare Most of the people who click it don't even know they're registering under my affiliate link, and some are so delighted with the prices that they've already bought several games, all under my cookies. Browse the subreddits a bit and share your link on every post/page you think it'd be worth.
    You can also use other social media, but I've used only Youtube, Reddit and Facebook. The audience is extremely populated here and I'm quite sure there are infinite possibilities and pages you can advertise on.
     
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  2. migleezy

    migleezy Regular Member

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    Great share . One question , you choose youtubers with how many subscribers ? I think that if I try to contact a very known one he will just ignore my message or email.
     
  3. 49erfan

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    Can this be done in the USA?
     
  4. HoNeYBiRD

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    what makes you think that it can't be done in the US? i can't see any reason which would restrict people from the US to be able do this
     
  5. singingsleep

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    Thanks for the method, I think the real gem here is the actual affiliate itself, if you can give folks a link to a legit great site without it looking spammy and it's cookie based, that's a goldmine on it's own. Cookie based stuff rocks, for many reasons. Getting a system going where you get people to sign up in your downline is an awesome way to make money too.

    I have some questions though (I'd like to ask before I sign up, I could probably get the answers inside but I want to make sure I sign up under you first).

    First I'd like to know what their percentage payout is. I saw their list of top earners and if you filter by month, the top guys aren't really making that much imo, I don't know if this is because not that many ppl are using this affiliate yet or what but if you've got to have MASSIVE traffic to earn anything then this probably isn't for me personally, I can do other things with 50k clicks. Also, how long do they take to pay? TIA. :)
     
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    Convincing a "big fish" to first purchase a game under you seems kind of hard right?
     
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  7. HeadLikeAFnOrange

    HeadLikeAFnOrange Newbie

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    The language/country selector doesn't have a US option. Since it's through paypal (i think, saw a paypal logo), I'm thinking it should work, but I'd like to know, too, before signing up.
     
  8. hajro

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    This "new-affiliate" is your ref link too ? :p
     
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  9. HeadLikeAFnOrange

    HeadLikeAFnOrange Newbie

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    Just confirmed with Chat support, while the currency is listed in euros, you can join and earn from the program if you're in the US (Globally, according to the guy).

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  10. sturose

    sturose Power Member

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    I think so!

    The actual affiliate sign up page is:

    https://www.g2a.com/goldmine

    I signed up without using the OPs link and my affiliate link starts with https://www.g2a.com/r/ and my user name after the final forward slash.

    Sneaky OP. You know that's against the rules.
     
  11. migleezy

    migleezy Regular Member

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    Yep and Im so stupid I only saw that when Im already in , this sneaky guy just got 1 more referral
     
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    Not stupid, OP is using sly tactics by using the user name "new-affiliate" to make it look like a genuine affiliate sign up page.

    OP has been reported now anyway.
     
  13. hajro

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    And one from me, but meanwhile I also got one ref :D and 40 cookies
     
  14. singingsleep

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    It's not sneaky guys, you're supposed to do stuff like that, and you SHOULD sign up under the guy, he gave you the tips, and it does not take anything away from you to sign up under him. If you plan on promoting this site you should register with a similar name, I mean duh, it makes it easier to spam. Make your username something like "cheap_games" or something. Thought that was obvious.

    Although I do concede, you're supposed to post on BHW with both a non-affiliate and affiliate link, that is the rules, and this thread will be taken down if ppl complain or he does not change it. Not that I would care much, because if it gets canned then that's more $ for the rest of us lol.
     
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    It is sneaky because it's against the forum rules. He should be open about affiliate links and also post a non ref link as well.
     
  16. FeroXs

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    Yeah cookie stuff is great, and unlike Amazon the cookies last a long time. You roughly earn 10% but it does depend on the product (things that cost £1-£2 might only generate £0.05) - the more sales you generate the higher it becomes. Targeting games that have big hype or are soon to be released will increase your buy rate per click massively and there's honestly no reason NOT to target the big games. It takes 5 business days to be sent to your PayPal, but I haven't tried the other payment options but I think they have Skrill and bank transfer.

    Why limit yourself? Send messages to as many YouTubers as you can, who have a legitimate following. Remember, most YouTube gamers mainly stream on Twitch as well. Don't target the 'famous' ones as they probably don't even read their mails.

    Similar to my above post, don't think of the 'famous' YouTubers/streamers but try and find the new and up and coming guys who are building an audience fast.
     
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  17. adarshbio4

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    Try re-registering xD
     
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    Apologies for the ref - I honestly wasn't aware. I've edited my post.
     
  19. migleezy

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    And I totally agree with you , its just wrong because its against the forum rules and if everyone did that this forum would look like sales page. Im totally ok being under him as he got me knowing this awesome program I didnt know about.

    OP yes I agree but im afraid if I send a message to too many guys it will go straight to their spam box .
     
  20. 49erfan

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    Daily pay pretty cool