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Mobile Affiliate Journey ► Flying To $1000/day ◄ Rags To Riches

Discussion in 'Follow Alongs and Online Journeys' started by drluisbarrios, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    Hello Fixers,

    Has been a hard decision to make this thread, because first of all my first language isn't english, i'm from COLOMBIA, and the public compromise sometimes scary, but f*ck i have selected all excuses and press delete.

    How i started?
    After being jumping from side to side (shiny object syndrome) i decided to stick with just one and only method until this sh*t works and all that inspiration comes after start readind The Mobile Manifesto (V1 - V2), Charles Ngo's Blog and Malandarra'sBlog (Thanks buddies and sorry because i can't post links here).

    Now this is my plan A, i quit my job (i'm physician)... Yes, yes pretty crazy but I am passionate about technology, please don't ask why i didn't study engineering and i knew as a physician i couldn't make millions (in my case). i have years learning about all (PPC, PPV, SEO, name them), but without any focus and now is time to take thi serious because life is ending.

    I have acquired...
    VPS in LiquidWeb to host my landing pages
    SSD server in Digital Ocean (Beyonce's hosting) for redirect
    Tracking software in Voluum
    Spy tool in Whatrunswhere to stay a step away of competition
    Landing page templates in Elance for change wherever i want
    Affiliate network several, for promoting offers and have a big portafolio
    Adult network several, for promoting offers and have a big portafolio, i like the niche
    Ad network several, for buy traffic and start master mobile traffic around the world

    What been i've doing?
    I started to running an offer but i was lack of knowledge so i stopped and learn more about using Voluum, It is a bit tricky by lack of tutorials. Losses $100

    in present..
    I started to running 2 offers, let's called general offers and adult offers, because i want to study the behavior of both traffic source.
    Charles and Malan say to focus in one traffic source but i think i have the time to learn more and I want it fast.

    A little more details...
    - Offers: both downloadable
    - Payout: general 2.85 - Adult 3.0
    - Traffic: general banner - adult redirect
    - Method: general landing page - adult direct link
    - Bid: (CPC) general around 0.03 - adult around 0.01

    i will give you updates of what happens, i hope to receive some advice and inspire other rookies
    PD: Questions are welcome (no traffic, no landings, no offers)

    The journey and the offers started today...

    Wish me Success because i will have by God

    Regards
     
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  2. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    ► Day 01

    General offer (ePC 0.20)
    Cost: 9.50
    CPC: 0.10
    Impressions: 20.337
    Clicks: 95
    CTR: 0.467
    Conversions: 0

    Some doubts here...
    Ad networl report: 95 clicks
    Tracking software report: 80 visit / 17 clicks
    Af network report: 10 clicks

    All the times zones are configured iqual, i pause the offer 2 hrs and then generate this report

    Some doubts here
    it is normal this discrepancy?
    At this time is good to pause the offer if i invested 3 times what it pay?
    i must continue testing?


    PD: this is my 10th post, later i will come with pictures

    Regards
     
  3. cashmoneyaffiliate

    cashmoneyaffiliate Moderator moderator Service Manager affiliate

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    Congratulations for taking the leap into mobile drluisbarrios

    I would strongly suggest you focus on 1 traffic source 1 country and 1 "type" of offer for example if your goner focus on adult offers stick to that 1 as with mobile you are going to have to get data on a LOT of different variables such us ISPs, OS Versions and more, in order to find out what you need to cut.

    Most affiliate networks send weekly offer reports with the top offers based on EPC and volume, i would stick to only picking offers to run from that list as you know they convert and that someone is making money from them.

    By the way yes you will always get click discrepancy when running mobile (especially in high volume country's :(), if your running landing page ads it can be any where from 10% to 30% and banner ads from 10% to 15%

    However if the discrepancy is really high contact the ad network and try to negotiate a refund on the lost clicks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
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  4. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    Hello Fixers,

    These days have been hard when it comes to campaign set up.
    I chose for the adult traffic a network that has little to no traffic to the offer that i want to promote, so i lost 50.

    Why I took this decision of go with not as well known traffic network?
    Because the support is very, very good. i'm not telling that the traffic is bad, but the next time i have to talk clearly to my ad manager about numbers.
    I chose the offer because i read in the sources i mentioned that in the third world countries there is a lot of traffic, cheap and less competition, so my desicion now is to move to another traffic network because i think the offer will convert very well if i hook with a good traffic (i believe a lot in the offer).

    About the general offer
    I stop the campaing and move to another ad network because i read here that
    and
    Are promoting offers investing 5-6 more of the offer payout. i'm right?

    Now im configuring several ad networks in Voluum but i'm stucked with InMobi

    Can somebody tell me if this it is ok according his experience?
    This is the reference article i found



    I still remain strong because i know this will work for me.

     
  5. cashmoneyaffiliate

    cashmoneyaffiliate Moderator moderator Service Manager affiliate

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    Yeah thats right spending 5 to 6 times the offer payout from my experience is good enough to let you know if the offer has potential.

    Your inmobi set up looks good to me.
     
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  6. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    Hello Fixers,

    8 days have passed from my last post but all this time the only thing I've done is learn from tracking.
    this was the part that i was more jammed, but persistent and looking information, I finally could master the issue.

    Now i set more campaigns and the conversions began arriving, i'm in negative ROI but my work now is optimize

    [​IMG]

    I will be posting more updates

    Regards
     
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  7. cashmoneyaffiliate

    cashmoneyaffiliate Moderator moderator Service Manager affiliate

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    ^^^ Looks like your on the right track from what i can see, you just need to to start collecting more data and analyzing it accordingly
     
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  8. xeniel

    xeniel Affiliate affiliate

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    Can I check where you got your InMobi macros from?
    This is the one my rep sent me, there are some tokens not in that list that is found on yours

    imgur.com[SLASH]O3nQ9Fn

    Can't post links just yet but you can get it above.
     
  9. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi Xeniel

    I talked directly with a representative and all you have to do to make it works is configured it like this



    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2014
  10. xeniel

    xeniel Affiliate affiliate

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    Thanks so those macros you shared in the previous screenshots do not really apply then?
     
  11. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    Yes, they apply to them but i think is for app developers
     
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    Last edited: May 16, 2014
  13. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    Did you already tested?
     
  14. Tyler1

    Tyler1 Affiliate affiliate

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    Any new stats? How's this coming?
     
  15. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    Hello Fixers,

    i'm still gathering data, because i'm having conversions but i think i have to improve my banners because clicks are coming slow.

    [​IMG]

    My plan is invest 10X of the payout in the places that has conversions, make better banners and open new offers because i want to accelerate this learning courve.


     
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  16. servandosilva

    servandosilva Moderator moderator affiliate

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    Hello Luis.
    i'm starting my mobile journey too.
    I hit $60 a day (profit) last week, but the campaign has wore off after 7 days. Made me around $350 total.

    I have a question. Do you use landing pages to get your creatives approved?
    Many offers have misleading banners which are rejected by my traffic sources.

    Thanks in advance for your reply!
     
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  17. fernandoch

    fernandoch Affiliate affiliate

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    Sorry I missed that post. I got it from a friend who tested them.
     
  18. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    Hello Servando,

    I think It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission :ninja:
    So the most of the time i use the banner of the publisher and my own, but always try to take care the publisher's brand and i follow the rules

    What rules?
    - I check the banners and if all have logo in the creative, i use the logo in the banner too (for e.g OLX)
    - I check the banners and if none have the logo on the creative, i go more aggressive and make my own banners

    I hope i have been clear.
    You're welcome
     
  19. servandosilva

    servandosilva Moderator moderator affiliate

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    Hello Luis. Thanks for your answer.
    I think you got my question wrong. I understand that you use your own banners (for CPA offers) instead of the ones provided from your affiliate network and try to follow the rules to make them more attractive. That's fine. I do it sometimes too.

    But I mean, how do you get those banners approved on your traffic sources (e.g. inmobi, tapit, buzzcity, etc)?
    For example, if the banner says: "Whatsapp wallpapers" but it leads to a weekly subscription to receive tones and apps, most traffic sources don't approve it because they categorize them as "misleading ads".

    Do you use a landing page in this case?
    Hope it makes sense now :)

    Thanks in advance for your answer.
     
  20. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Affiliate affiliate

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    Yes Servando,
    Is a Misleading Ad...

    If you are promoting download offers you have to tell in the banner what to expect on the other site or create a false need...
    If the offer is for download wallpapers, the banner must say download wallpaper or something related

    Or you can mixed if the offers is for wallpapers and is an app you can say
    "Download new WhatsApp Wallpapers - Install App"
    "Download World Cup Wallpapers - Install App"
    "Old fashioned WhatsApp Wallpapers? - Install Latest Update"

    [​IMG]

    This banner was supplied by the publisher and is very clear, so i can take it and makes some tweaks.
    But remember that message must be clear or use correct words if you want to create false need.

    Use this for headlines
    - Scarcity
    - False need
    - Numbers
    - Questions
    - How to
    - Curiosity
    - Secret
    - Tip

    Hope this help
     
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