Hey BHW! I'm Mike and I'm here to make some money. I'm a friend of a programmer on this forum. He's been getting into CPA more himself so we had started discussing it. I asked him where he learned what he has and well, here we are I also happen to be a programmer like the friend that told me about this place so I make good money that way. Right now I'm at about $40 a day with my new CPA endeavor - without much effort. When I speak about things here, it's mostly focusing on Max Bounty and Clickbank. I know the saying "don't put all of your eggs in one basket" is a good one to follow but, Max Bounty has been good to me. I see a lot of ban stories but I feel like if I communicate with my AM and get permission for everything I do, I won't have anything to worry about. I have income streams from CPA networks other than MB. I'm simply not happy with them though. Some are just junk/bad period. Others just don't have the sort of offers that I can turn a profit on as easily. I will say, Peerfly seems pretty good. I'm just not getting the same sort of conversion though. After I get MB rolling hardcore, I'll switch my focus to them. MB and PF are in definitely my two favorites though. If you want a network where the AM actually communicates with you, go with one of them. In the past I've had experience ranking Youtube videos. My best earner pulled in about $400/month via Adsense. I also used the same concept to rank a couple videos in the past to totalk about another $300/month. I wasn't exactly focused on internet marketing at the time so they sort of just dropped away through time. So, from $40 a day to $1,000 ... Seems like a big leap right? Naaa. I've been reading various methods on here and man do people go out of their way to do insane things to rake in $10/day. I'm guilty of the same. I used to sit there jumping through hoops like a madman just trying to make a few bucks. Finally I made the best choice I ever have regarding IM - I took a break. I decided I was getting too burnt out and went into freelancing on freelancer for about 1/2 a year. While I was freelancing, I gained a lot of knowledge simply from the projects clients had me making. The jobs I performed gave me a good idea of what and how they were successfully selling. So with my new knowledge, I decided I'm going to get back at this with a multi-pronged approach. Just to be clear - I will not share most of my niches ... They are surprisingly unsaturated and since I'm counting on this money to survive, I cannot share my niches at this time. Here's today's start though: View attachment 62512 I've blanked out my publisher information as well as the names of the offers. I'm sorry BHW I promise I will share - once I'm making enough to live off of what I'm doing. Method #1: The top offer is from a website of mine. It targets a very specific adult niche. On this website, I share banner space with someone else. I have however purchased multiple domains and have plans for creating 4 (as of now) similar sites over the next couple weeks. Yes, 4 sites in a couple weeks. I can write code to fill them with unique information so I really just have to spend the time to setup the sites' framework then to code the bot to fill them with information. These sites will all be related and therefore, interlinked. 2 of the sites target keywords that I'm gambling on growing big. I say gambling because I expect that the target niche is going to grow exponentially this year. They have a combined total of about 9000 monthly searches currently. The other two sites target somewhat longer (but not exactly "long-tail") keywords. They are not a gamble. They have a combined total of about 90,000 monthly searches. Once setup and created, I will perform only on-site SEO on these sites. People talk about backlinks and this and that which sure, have their places. Reality is though that with a NO competition niche, I've simply made pages that shot right up in the SERPs in days. My best one was a product I was selling. There was only 600 monthly searches but no competition. The rest of the site was already indexed. After making this page and WordPress pinging Google, I was in position 6 in two days. I'd never seen a site rank so fast then I realized that maybe I was onto something .. Anyway, those 4 sites will be monetized with banner ads from CPA networks. Max Bounty has been awesome so I'm probably going to give the space to them. Being adult sites, I won't be using Adsense on these. I expect (but could very well be wrong) for those 4 sites combined to pull in at least $100-200 a day once completed and ranked. They will be massive sites targeting once again a very specific adult niche and in this niche via the shared banner space on the one site I mentioned, I get about a 10% CTR. From that 10%, I get an average of a 6% conversion. So let's say roughly 100,000 monthly searches... Let's say I only get 10% of that traffic, we're at 10,000. Let's say 10% of those people click ads, we're at 1000. Now say only 6% of those clicks convert, we're at 60 conversions. Now let's say I'm using a cheap paying offer - only $3 then we're at $180. Mind you, these are figures I come up with from my experience. If I'm wrong ... If I only get 10% of that - $18/day - I still look at it as success and a step forward. Honestly though considering that I'm making more than $18 just from one similar site with way less searches and sharing ad space, I expect to do better than that. Method #2 is Clickbank. My plan with CB is not any specific niche. What I'm going to do is look for semi-hot products. Once I find a good potential product I will perform keyword research. So long as I find a keyword with at least 500 monthly searches I will then go to Google and Youtube and see if there's similar videos ranking. I will be especially interested to see if there's a similar YT video ranking in G's SERPS. If these conditions are met, I will create a video or pay someone to make a review video from Fiverr. Which way I go will just depend on the product and how much I know about it's niche. From this method, I expect to make exactly $0 right off the bat. In my experience with CB, you cannot get your hopes too high. It's a matter of doing the appropriate research, doing the work and hoping it pays off. I intend to do at least 3 videos a week. I'd like to do one a day but I'm not sure that's realistic. Method #3 ... My instant money generator (like the PP money generator - ha!). Seriously though, it will be. I'm using a specific PPC network which I will share at a later date. The reason I do not wish to share right now is because I'm getting clicks at $0.01-0.05 for my keywords. I'm promoting CPA. I thought Peerfly would have been the better route here but Max Bounty seems to be working better for me. I'm targeting offers with at least a $0.15 EPC. Beyond the EPC, I'm looking to see that they have a good landing page. If those conditions are met, I create a webpage on one of my sites for them. Since most of the offers already have a landing page, this page is simply for applying a meta-refresh. The page simply is named relevant to the offer, with a title relevant to the offer. A meta-refresh is performed, forwarding the user to the offer. Aside from the meta-refresh, I insert a simple line of text and a link like "You're being forward to get the money you need now! Please click here if you are not automatically transferred." Right now I have 5 campaigns going with 9 different ads total. The other hits you saw in my screenshot are from this. The lowest paying offer I promote this way is $25. Some payout up to $180 and they average about $50. In the screenshot you see 6 clicks not from my banner ad offer. For all of those clicks, I've paid $0.19 today. I pretty much look at it this way.. If I take the time to research the product and keywords properly and target ONLY long-tails and keep my CPC below $0.05, I cannot lose. The lowest offer I'm promoting is $25 when it converts. I'm paying exactly $0.01/click. So essentially, if it takes 2500 clicks to convert, I'm still breaking even. That number is far-fetched though. Really, I'd expect each offer to convert within a maximum of 100-200 clicks. If they are not converting by 200, I will be pulling them down. Now this method is GREAT. The thing is, each campaign is targeting only 10-500 people a day. What this means is one campaign is not going to make me rich by any means so here's my simple solution - make a CRAPLOAD of campaigns. By the end of next week, I expect to have at least 50 campaigns going now that I know for sure I can get the CPC I want. The next week, I'll have 100 and so on. This will be something I build progressively that over time I know will pull in bank. Some of my offers are pay-per-call. For these, I'm making a landing page myself. The landing pages are simple and to the point. I then promote those pages with the ads. Method #4 This one I'll share ... I'm promoting various Disability offers. I have yet to pull the trigger but the plan is to hire a VA to go around Facebook and find me relevant groups and pages. The VA will then message the owner/admin of the page/group and ask if they'd be willing to promote a post for me in exchange for a fee. Method #5 PPD ... There's certain sites where a bunch of horny guys and girls hang out. I have a VA go through these sites and make a post on all of the female profiles - "Want to see more pics of me nude? Click here!" The link goes to a zip file hosted on Cleanfiles. Once they complete the offer, they get real nudies. Not the ones they were expecting but still ... This method is not pulling me in much and may soon be dropped. Method #6 Most CPA companies/offers aren't really setup for "offline" promotion. I'm going to share this one with you too. The niches are drug addiction and loans. In this area drugs are rampant and those two things go together. I can get an ad in one of our most popular papers for $4/week. So ... Some offers are Pay Per Call and some are online. I have yet to move forward but the plan is this, "Struggling with addiction and want to quit? Call XXX-XXX-XXXX" ... If I'm not allowed to promote the number directly (still waiting for confirmation) I will then create a landing page and promote it which would then look like (in the paper): "Struggling with addiction and want to quit? Visit WEBSITEADDRESS now." Simple and to the point. Okay so, that's where I am. I truly wish I could share more. The fact of the matter is that I am straight up dropping other income streams. I do not have the time to keep them going AND move forward with this Journey. I need to make sure I'm living off of what I pull in before I share all of the details of my methods. The local paper concept though - depending on where you live - could make many of you good money with minimal investment so I hope I at least helped someone with that. Once I get more ads done and/or the websites (likely the ads first) I will update this thread with my earnings daily and hopefully inspire someone else to move forward with their goals. Wish me luck folks and, best of luck to you!