Feedback is always appreciated As marketers it's extremely easy to get tunnel vision and not realize most people don't think like us/have the same information on marketing and monetizing traffic online. The general idea is "Oh I know what CPA marketing is, every other webmaster must too!"â€” fortunately this is not the case. There are still tons of website owners online who have no idea how to make money with their site other than with Google Adsense. Here's a good example: recently I pursued a cooking related niche website that gets over 20k visitors a day. They are monetizing with Google Adsense and judging by my own experience with Adsense placements on these kinds of sites I can almost guarantee they aren't making much (based on their ad placements, the lack of advertisers who are bidding low on the ad placements, etc.) These types of situations are great and PERFECT for this method you're about to learn. In most cases the person who owns the site started it as a hobby and it wound up doing wellâ€”and they have no idea how to earn money from it OR they started it to make money but never thought they could earn more than $10 in Adsense revenue a day from it. This is where someone like you or myself come in. The general idea is here to find a website, check their traffic and demographics and then make them an offer where we only pay themâ€”IF we get paid. How do we manage all that? It's extremely easy. First thing is firstâ€”you need to find a website and you need to join a CPA network if you aren't already on one. In any report I publish regarding CPA I never cover getting accepted into networks. Why..? It's been done too many times and honestly it's pretty easy to get accepted. For the sake of keeping this simple I'll assume you are already on SOME network. Hydranetwork, CJ and Maxbounty are some big ones but there are literally hundreds and more popping up everydayâ€”just make sure you're on a solid network with good payoutsâ€”those are the only qualifiers! You can start by either choosing an offer (and finding a site that fits the niche) or by picking a site (and choosing an offer that fits the traffic there). For beginners I'd recommend finding the site first but for more experienced people it may be easier to find an offer first THEN find a site that fits. To keep this simple I'll be assuming you want to find a site first then choose your offer to promote afterward. Step 1. - Finding a site to make money with. The trick to this step is that there is no trick at all. There are no tools to use, no keywords to type into Google, no nothing... It takes good old fashion research and patience to find a good site to do this with but I ASSURE you it gets easier and easier each time you do it. You get a nose for it pretty darn fast. The criteria for finding a site is extremely basicâ€”find a site that is established, is getting good traffic and whose audience data can be gathered. The site I recommend using to gauge traffic/audiences is Quantcast. It can be a blog, a forum, a standard website or anything at all. You're merely looking for a site that gets traffic and isn't monetizing it to the fullest (i.e. Google Adsense ads on their pages in low-visibility areas). It's a good idea to think about the types of people who also may have these kinds of sites and might start them up as hobbiesâ€”and not necessarily know how to monetize them. i.e. cooking related sites, hobbies, sports, fitness, etc. Step 2. - Find an offer that fits your audience. This is one of the easiest steps. All you need to do is logon to whatever CPA network you're on and find an offer that would fit the demographic of your site. If you have trouble with this you can contact your affiliate manager on your network (most assign you one) and ask them what offers they think would work best with your demographic that you researched on Quantcast.com Here's an example: let's say I find a small Christmas related site and want to find a suitable offer that might do well with a banner placement on the top of the site. A good offer might a PayDay Loan Offer at $50.50 per action This offer pays out high and people who are on a Christmas site at that time of the year are more likely to be interested in getting some extra cash for shoppingâ€”targeted users = better conversions = easier money. Step 3. - Contact the website owner. Here's the "meat" of this method that makes it so sweet. We are going to email the website owner and tell them we can make them more money. The secret here is to email them and tell them you are willing to pay them on a CPA basis. For the above example with the eHolidayCash offer lets say I email a Christmas website owner and tell them I will give them $20 for every person that signs up for the offer through a banner placed on the top of their site. To the average webmaster who has never dealt with CPA before this is a huge amount of cash and they'll be more than willing to try it out (more often than not at least). If you pay them $20 per person you still make a profit of $30.50 on each action. You are GUARANTEED to make money with this methodâ€”or the website owner doesn't get paid either and you assume NO risk and lose NO money. Essentially you're just re-brokering the offer to novice website owners who wouldn't even know how to Google search for a CPA network let alone pick an appropriate offer or get it profitable. You make money, the website owner does all the work (and earns money!) and it's a win-win-win. Step 4. - Pay them after you receive payment. This is pretty straightforward. Pay the website owner for their number of actions they got. Let's say their site didn't do so well and conservatively only made 20 successful actions for the eHolidayCash offer. 20 x $50.50 = $1,010 (revenue) 20 x $20 = $400 (paid to website owner) Profit = $610 Cut them a check, send them a Paypal payment or wire them moneyâ€”whatever you set up in your agreement when you originally emailed them. The website owner will be ecstatic about their $400 for a month's "work" over their measly Adsense clicks and you'll pocket $610 by doing virtually nothing. Tip 1: Keep trying the offer on the site on a month to month or week to week basis. If it converts poorly or does worse than the previous month consider swapping out to a different offer. Especially true for forums or where there are high user loyalty rates! Tip 2: Agree to track clicks and actions through some tracking software, i.e. Budurl.com, bit.ly or through your own hosted tracking software. You can also redirect a normal domain to a budurl.com to "clean" the link up. Step 5. - Scale to new sites. Like I said before, once you've done this a few times you start to easily sniff out new sites that are RIPE for this type of thing. It happens pretty quickly. Scale out to new sites within your niche where you know the offers convert and also try out new niches to diversify your income and minimize any risk (i.e. protect against offers getting pulled, sites getting Google slapped and losing their rankingsâ€”etc!) You will also want to consider optimizing for higher payouts with your networkâ€”or go to a different network with a higher payout.