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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Gadi, May 22, 2015.

Have you made 1000$/day during the last year?

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  1. Gadi

    Gadi Affiliate affiliate

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    My name is Gadi.

    And I want to learn the mastery of affiliate marketing.

    I already have 15 years of experience as web developer,
    and even have built an ad server from scratch by myself.

    But I have a feeling with all these stories that are running here, that there is a whole
    world that I yet have to discover.

    I hope you can help me in this journey

    My first question: where do you find a good Guru/Coach/Master that can guide you
    on your first steps?

    Thank you

    Gadi
     
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  3. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Hi @Gadi and welcome to the AffilateFix! great to have you join us..

    Hold on to that, post it over your desk as your daily mantra!

    Sounds as though you have some technology chops that can serve you well in this biz.

    YES! You are correct. Even the most seasoned of marketers have plenty of new stuff to learn everyday. It's never ending. Remember that in this business that it is changing and growing so fast that it's impossible to learn it all. Pick out a well defined initial game plan and stick with it and master it before moving on to new adventures.

    You don't require a Guru/Master/Coach at this time. In fact, you may never need that. You first need to master a few basics (couple of months at most). Everything you require to get your business to a mastery level with your first efforts is right here in this community.

    You need to follow a simple path at first and then you will be in position to start cracking the whip in other areas.

    Perhaps this will help you get some answers and develop a plan for your beginnings:

    Perseverance, dedication, and taking action are the cornerstones of the success you will obtain.

    As a Newbie, you need to read, study, invest, and implement.

    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.

    Stick with one vertical, one tracker, and one traffic source in your first efforts until you master them (a couple months). Then you will be properly prepared to move on to additional tools and offers.

    As well, I highly recommend you join 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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    T J
     
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    Hi TJ,

    I already beginning to see that it was worth joining this forum :)

    You wrote a word SELECT several times.

    Is there an organized directory of these, to select from.

    I mean list of trackers, list of networks, list of traffic sources

    Thank you

    Gadi
     
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  5. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Yes, in the top menu you will see Resources. Everything is there.
     
  6. Gadi

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    That's great!

    Thank you for pointing me to it :)

    Now let's say, I've chosen my vertical.
    How do I know which affiliate network to chose?
    How do I know which traffic source is better for this vertical?
     
  7. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    If you look close when viewing the networks page, you will see a reviews and a discussions tab. Not all have reviews, and not all have discussions, but many do. Read through them.

    Also, do forum searches for the names of the networks that may interest you and see what members are saying about them in the other areas of the community.

    Unless you have a really big budget (hundreds or thousands per day), then what you want are second tier and third tier traffic. Because they are cheap. You see, the object of your initial attempts is to learn to master a traffic source, a tracker, and a vertical. You're initial foray into them will generally result as an expense, rather than an earning. We call it buying data in this industry and everyone must go through this. It is an investment in learning to earn. I can tell you that every time I try a new traffic source, and combine it with a new offer, I spend hundreds on average just to get the initial data. You see, even a seasoned marketers has to figure out the formula for each new matrix. We call it "buying data" and the data will tell us where the profitable refinements are to turn the test into a profitable campaign. Now, as a Newbie, unless you have a huge significant budget, spend a bit of time with cheap second tier traffic sources before you start building campaigns for tier 1 traffic sources.

    Now, all of that said, if you are going into mobile, you will find it may be cheaper traffic and this allows for loads more testing of campaigns. Look through the mobile traffic sources and you will see plenty of decent ones.

    For more pricey mobile adventures, try Pay Per Call with Adwords. Google does not like affiliates, however, they are big on Pay Per Call and have even redesigned their Adwords interfaces and campaign interfaces specifically to accommodate marketers in Pay Per Call. Pay Per Call is hot right now.

    Most all of us always spend money to get data that tells us where the profit is. You need to become an expert reading the data from your tracker that will tell you if there is a profitable way to make your campaigns work.
     
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  8. Gadi

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    Thank you T J.

    I already see the first plan of action that I should test.

    Cheap Mobile traffic (Adwords?) --> Pay Per Call offers
     
  9. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    @Gadi
    The cheap mobile traffic is not on Adwords. Some how I must have accidentally cut part of my post. I just edited it for you.
     
  10. InterGMediaGreg

    InterGMediaGreg Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    If you want to start with pay per call, you can try Bing's traffic first as it costs less than Adwords. Once you have a profitable campaign there you can copy it at Adwords and potentially scale your earnings.
     
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  11. Gadi

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    Hi Greg,

    thanks for valuable advice.

    Will try it and let you know, how it was ;)
     
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  13. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    I don't know him, but I have read some of his materials in the past. He may have some good intel. If you search the forum, you will find that RingPartner and others have put up many guides and videos along with some awesome guidance on Pay Per Call campaigns. Most everything you need to know.
     
  14. Gadi

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    Greg or T J,

    what pay per call tracker would work with Bing?
     
  15. Gadi

    Gadi Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi Greg,
    I applied to your network. Hope to be approved fast and begin to run offers :)
     
  16. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Thrive, AdsBridge, Voluum, are al good. @ringpartner can give you more insight as to Pay Per Call tracking. I am just getting ready to jump into Pay Per Call and AdWords does some good conversion tracking for this as well.
     
  17. ringpartner

    ringpartner Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Hey, thanks for mentioning RingPartner.

    Most pay per call networks use Invoca, so you don't really need to worry about tracking providers. However, if you're looking for something more advanced you can try CallFire, Dialogtech or CallPixels. But, ideally you won't need them.

    All Invoca networks can enable Call Promos and allow you to create your own IVR's, or RingPools to track conversions.

    But, if you're running with Google Adwords you'll only need one phone number and then you can track with Google forwarding numbers.

    Check out our Blog - Pay Per Call Marketing Blog | RingPartner or our YouTube channel - Ring Partner - YouTube for more info.

    Cheers,
    -Mike
     
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  18. InterGMediaGreg

    InterGMediaGreg Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Gadi - not sure I see your application. PM me if you wish to check. thanks.
     
  19. Gadi

    Gadi Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi,

    after running several campaigns I noticed 2 things
    1) Google AdWords is VERY expansive
    2) Many (if not all) offers require the call to last 1 minute and 30 seconds.
    However, I noticed that part of my calls ended on 1:23 or 1:25.
    Can it be that companies are ending the calls before that time on purpose, if they see that the caller
    not likely to be a valuable lead?
     
  20. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    It's possible, I've wondered this myself at times. It's in their best interest to make the most of the calls though.
     

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