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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Connor Burfeind, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Connor Burfeind

    Connor Burfeind Affiliate affiliate

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    Hey everyone, finally making the leap into affiliate marketing! I am looking to grow my business by posting ads and offers, and registered here to get some great advice from those more experienced than I. I am very interested in the creating of marketing materials and putting it together, but not sure the best method of getting it out there!
     
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  2. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Welcome to AffiliateFix @Connor Burfeind , it's great to have you join us.

    What areas of affiliate marketing interest you?

    You'll meet a lot of great folks here and all of them helping one another daily. I'm sure you'll find your way around and hook up with some interesting members.

    Looking forward to your posts and threads.

    Myself, and any seasoned marketer, will tell you to use this forum as a mentor because it is full of members at every level of experience which makes for many balanced perspectives for a Newbie to learn from. Take the time to read through the forums here and see for yourself that the Newbies achieving success have actually dedicated themselves to success in this industry and reaping the rewards by following the advice of fellow AffiliateFix members, being dedicated to success, putting the time in, and making the necessary investments. You cannot shortcut the learning curve. It goes slower for some and it goes faster for others. Everyone has their own intellectual absorption rates, skill development pace, commitment level, and budgets.

    You are a FIX'er now and that means you have the world at your feet with IM. Here are a few suggestions:

    Learn through extensive reading in this community. Select one vertical. one tracker, and one traffic source. Learn from your fellow members here to master each one of them (a couple of months). Then you can expand and replicate your successes.

    As a Newbie, you need to read, study, invest, and implement. Perseverance, dedication, and taking action are the cornerstones of the success you will obtain.

    Read
    Read through the various areas of the forum to learn about the types of marketing available for your new business. Make a list of all the types of marketing and take some notes along the way. Then determine which area of marketing with which you will start your journey.

    Do this to select an area of marketing to start, as well, do this to select a tracker, a traffic source, and to select a vertical.

    Then read up on the affiliate networks and select two to begin with that will serve your needs and the types of offers you would like to promote. Put your application in and they will call you for an interview. Be professional and be prepared to answer some questions about how you will promote offers, do you have a website, are you a Newbie, etc. Please note, if you join the Dojo, we have a thread there that can offer assistance in getting accepted to some of the networks.

    Study
    Now that you have selected a basis to begin, read all of the threads in this forum that relate to your initial selections so that you have a rudimentary understanding of their features and benefits.

    Invest
    You will require some investment. A VPS server, domains, traffic, landing pages, etc. You will need a budget for daily, weekly, and monthly expenses. This will change over time and you will need to update it often so that you know exactly what your costs and earnings are.

    Implement
    This is where it all starts to earn. You must now begin to implement what you have established as your foundation for your business.

    Here is some advice and guidance that will help you establish your initial goals:

    Make sure you complete the following first.

    Every business needs:

    1. a plan
    2. a schedule for research, learning, and execution
    3. a budget.

    Remember to read through our WIKI and get to know the basics as well as some of the buzz words in the industry.

    I also recommend reading the following thread:

    As a Newbie, What Stops You From Getting Started

    Here is a set of immediate goals:

    1. Get a VPS
    2. Select a vertical
    3. Select a tracker
    4. Select a couple of networks and get your approval
    5. Select a traffic source
    6. Create a schedule for researching, learning (training), and working. This is a business, treat it as such!
    7. Create a budget for every expense (daily, weekly, monthly)
    8. Be very active in this forum by researching, asking questions, helping others when you are able.

    Remember This! : Nothing has to be perfect before you start. Read & study, but invest and implement at the same time. You cannot learn all of it from reading and studying. A great deal of your learning comes from implementing!

    See you around the forums.

    Check out the DOJO as it is full of great tools and contributions for successful marketers. Click the banner below to learn more.

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    Good Luck!

    T J
     
  3. IndeXer

    IndeXer Affiliate affiliate

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    Good luck and welcome to AffiliateFix buddy, enjoy your stay.

    Regards
    IndeXer
     
  4. ogads

    ogads Affiliate affiliate

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    Welcome to AffiliateFix. Alot of great info here and great members willing to help out. wish you luck
     
  5. Dispply

    Dispply Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Hi, Connor!

    Hope this place will become your AM home, where you're always welcome.
    We are here to help you increase your knowledge and wisdom.


    Tell us bit more about you, your experience etc
    Please feel free to ask any question.


    And if you're searching for trustful CPI network, just ping me!
    P.S. we have launched PINs as well. Join our at your journey!
     
  6. Connor Burfeind

    Connor Burfeind Affiliate affiliate

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    Thanks so much everyone! Really helpful information. I have been reading around different forums on the site trying to absorb as much information as I can. I am solely interested in promoting offers, which I guess places me in the advertiser or merchant I think. Where is best to go on the site to research best practices for someone in my shoes. I am interested in either CPA or CPI, as my offer will involve the downloading of an internet extension.
     
  7. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    With your traffic sources you will be an advertiser.

    With your affiliate networks you will be a publisher.

    As a promoter of affiliate offers, there are hundreds of choices to make, perhaps more.

    First of all, have you selected a tracker, a vertical, ad your initial traffic source? Have you selected mobile, desktop, or both?

    CPA can be done on any platform. CPI (cost per install) is pretty much mobile.

    I have no clue what you mean by "downloading of an internet extension". Are you talking about a browser extension?
     
  8. Connor Burfeind

    Connor Burfeind Affiliate affiliate

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    Thanks TJ, all very helpful and sorry for being a bit confusing in spots. By tracker, are you referring to CPA, CPI, etc.?

    If so, yes we've selected CPA as our tracker, as I've read it is the most efficient because you are only paying when the customer performs the desirable action (in this case downloading a browser extension).

    Yes I was talking about a browser extension. And we aiming to just go with desktop right now.
     
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  9. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    CPA is not a tracker. CPA is Cost Per Action.

    A tracker is for tracking your traffic, clicks, conversions, and so very much more. Voluum, AdsBridge, Thrive, Tracking Desk, Funnel Flux, etc., are all trackers.

    So, what you are saying is you are interested in promoting your own product. This is not what I understood at the beginning.
     
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  10. Dispply

    Dispply Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Hey Connor, CPI is Cost-Per-Install
    mostly about mobile apps. This niche is pretty simple to start with.
    Ping me if interested, I'll share some advice.
     
  11. HelenVendo

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    If you're interested in the creating of marketing materials, you can definitely get the success. Here you'll find a lot of advices on how to use them efficiently. So you have a great base and skills, the only thing left is to learn how to better you them.

    Good luck!
     
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  12. Connor Burfeind

    Connor Burfeind Affiliate affiliate

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    Yes, sorry to be unclear. Looking to promote my own product. Is it necessary to use a tracker? I have seen on here some people keeping track themselves on an Excel spreadsheet.
     
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  13. Connor Burfeind

    Connor Burfeind Affiliate affiliate

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    Also, what would you suggest as the best tracking service?
     
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  14. Alex_O99

    Alex_O99 Service Manager Service Manager affiliate

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    Hey, @Connor Burfeind

    I cannot image affiliate marketer, or media buyer who won't test his campaigns, analize and update them all the time. Tracker make all your work simplier, it basically automates all the processes.

    AdsBridge is a mobile and web-tracker, with a variety of features you may find intersting. It's a cloud-based solution that enables the setting of multi-channel marketing campaigns. What’s more, it has a truckload of options to help you create landing pages, track conversions, improve campaign performance, and split test at a moment’s notice.

    Try it for free, set up your first camoaigns in a matter of minutes with our support team.

    Regards
     
  15. Connor Burfeind

    Connor Burfeind Affiliate affiliate

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    Thank you! I have read a lot of good reviews on your site and want to get started. To be clear, I would need to create an account and manage my campaigns on an affiliate network, and use you guys separately to track them? Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't there affiliate networks that also offer tracking features right on their site?
     
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  16. Alex_O99

    Alex_O99 Service Manager Service Manager affiliate

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    Hi, @Connor Burfeind some aff networks, like Cake or Hasoffers provide tracking services, but you can't compare it with advanced separate tracking tool with accurate TDS, powerful tracker, real-time stats, automatic campaign optimization, fast redirects, in-build LP builder, as well as support team will assist you during your work on our platform. Btw, AdsBridge integrates with lots of aff networks, so you only need to choose from affiliate network templates and all setting will be filled in for you.

    You can still think, what is the difference, like you still want to use only a tracker and make it easier for you to run your campaigns and automate all the processes.

    Best regards.
     

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