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Where should I spend my next $100? Newbie

Discussion in 'Newbie Helpdesk' started by gnr5, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. gnr5

    gnr5 Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi everyone,

    So I'm new to all this, I've only ran a few campaigns and only one made conversions but at a lost. Spent about 150 to earn 133, that's optimizing it, using BingAds.

    Now, I have a PPV provider, SelfAdvertiser, and I'm looking to LEARN. I subscribe to BoxOfAds since I forgot to cancel the 3 day trial and I haven't been able to get anything out of it since I'm new to all this. So next month instead of renewing BoxOfAds I want to spend the money somewhere else that will TEACH me something.

    I'm looking at PPVGuru or MobileImmersion or The Dojo, any suggestions on any other I should look into.

    I'm not here to trash talk about BoxOfAds, its a great service for anyone who knows how to use. I'm just looking for honest reviews, I know The Dojo is owned by this forum as well.
     
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  2. rmkl666

    rmkl666 Affiliate affiliate

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    My personal opinion put that $100 Bucks into becoming a dojo member its a great investment.
     
  3. Tim King

    Tim King Moderator moderator affiliate

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    Spending 150 to earn 133 is a very good start!

    I've not checked out PPVGuru, was close to doing MobileImmersion but I went for The Dojo a few months back and can't fault it. Still not go through all the information on offer there.
     
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  4. tom804

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    If you were profitable with Bing. Why not pump that money back into Bing and continue to focus on that source until you master it. Looks like your onto something so why not repeat the process with possibly another offer or even with Google. Why change horses mid stream?
     
  5. echau

    echau Affiliate affiliate

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    Sounds like you were awful close to breaking-even or hitting profitability. You should keep it going on BingAds and test more offers.
     
  6. azgold

    azgold Moderator moderator affiliate

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    That's damn good for being a newbie! Congrats!

    I love The Dojo - lots of case studies, tutorials, free landers and tools. It would further your education in the industry but it is, of course, up to you. As @tom804 said, there's no reason why you couldn't pump it back into Bing again, too. Sounds though, that you'd like to have a better idea of what you're doing first.
     
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  7. gnr5

    gnr5 Affiliate affiliate

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    Thanks for all the replies. BingAds have been great and I will continue to use it. But I want to expand into PPV.
     
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  8. echau

    echau Affiliate affiliate

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    You'll have more success if you stick to one traffic source and vertical. Once you've learned them well then you should expand to other types of traffic. Just my 2cents.
     
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  9. azgold

    azgold Moderator moderator affiliate

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    That's the best advice.
     
  10. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    So, I didn't see an introductions thread from you, therefore:

    Welcome to AffiliateFix @gnr5 ! Great to have you with us.

    What tracker are you using?

    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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    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.

    This is a formula that WILL result in your success!

    T J
     
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  11. Babs

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    Good one TJ
     
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