Interview with Luke Kling + Luke PeerFly Affiliate Manager.
Interview with Luke Kling + Luke PeerFly Affiliate Manager.
Im super excited to bring you the latest CPAFix interview with a very good colleague of mine and CPAFix's own moderator Luke Kling. "LukePeerFly" is possibly the most well known affiliate manager in the industry and is a very good person to know. Not only is he the face of Peerfly but he successfully runs and launches many start up projects of his own. If you are still wondering, who is Luke Kling? or what exactly Peerfly offers then this interview will fill in all the gaps of the most successful "affiliate manager at Peerfly" ever!
Welcome mate why not start by telling the users a little bit about yourself?
First off, thanks for taking the time to interview me K. I know you’re a busy guy too! That’s one of the great things about this industry, if you’re in it and making an effort to make some money, you’re always busy (if you’re not busy I bet you’re not making much money)
As you mentioned, my name is Luke Kling, but I am becoming widely known simply as LukePeerFly. Next month will be my 3 year anniversary with PeerFly, but as of about a month ago I was the only person to really hold the title Affiliate Manager. PeerFly has grown to be one of the top affiliate networks during my time as Affiliate Manager and because of that I’ve gotten the popular vote among the affiliates in the industry. I’m very proud of our growth at PeerFly and everything it has given me thus far and I am really excited for what the future holds.
Ok so everyone is by now aware you have pretty much adopted the surname Peerfly lol! However i don't think everyone knows just exactly how being an affiliate manager works. We want to know the ins and outs, how do you get paid? how is the company ran? do you own any of Peerfly yourself?
Being an Affiliate Manager is a pretty sweet gig. I’ve told Chad (the founder and CEO of PeerFly) many times that even if I start generating $1,000/day through my own campaigns, I’ll probably still stick around and do affiliate management simply because I enjoy working with my publishers. Basically, as an AM, it’s my job to help lead my publishers in the right direction with their affiliate marketing efforts to make the most money possible. I work with hundreds of publishers at pretty much every different experience level, so I really need to be able to adapt and help them grow as an affiliate.
The cool thing about working at PeerFly over the past 3 years and us being the “newbie friendly” network is that over the years I’ve watched publishers go from making $1/day to $1,000+/day. Affiliate marketing in theory is simple: find something that works, scale it, and find a way to do it again and again. Obviously, that’s just theory, but it’s been proven over and over again that if you find that something the amount of money you can make from it is unfathomable.
Speaking of an unfathomable amount of money, I get paid in leads. So, each week Chad adds a couple thousand new leads to my publisher account on PeerFly and then we bill our clients for it. JUST KIDDING! I work out of our PeerFly office in Alachau, Florida and I’m paid a salary. Starting in January of next year our entire team at PeerFly will be working out of our office, which should be pretty cool. I'm proud to say I am part owner and a shareholder of PeerFly, Inc.
I like to ask controversial questions but this has been on my mind and other I'm sure before, why not just start your own network? Lets face it you have the experience and connections?
There is A LOT of work that goes into building a successful affiliate network. Everyone sees the glitz and glamour on the outside, but it takes a team to build a successful company and a very dedicated team to build a very successful company. I’ve been with PeerFly basically since the beginning so I’ve seen the good days and the bad. I see no reason to go back to the bad and I love our team at PeerFly. We’re a family.
So whats is like to work at Peerfly, we see you get a lot of leeway to run your own projects and blog etc! Is this something they encourage?
Working at PeerFly is awesome. I’ve got a nice big office with big ol’ iMac where I can multitask my way through my daily responsibilities. We’re also pet friendly so my dog Hazel gets to come to work and hang out with me all day.
I actually do not work on my blog or my side projects while I am at the PeerFly office. I keep everything that is not owned by PeerFly separate and work on it at home. Once in awhile if I have something that needs fixed real quick or I have a good idea I’ll work on it during a break, but overall I’m just working on all that stuff from 5:01pm to midnight or whenever my wife tells me I need to stop
What benefits do you get for working with someone like Peerfly?
Working for a small company has a ton of benefits. I have health insurance, a 401k (just in case I don't find my billion dollar campaign), quite a few personal days, and a great group of people I get to bounce ideas around with all day. Plus, no one gets mad when Hazel and I play fetch in the middle of our office.
Tell us about the updates going on atm and what we can look forward to in the near and distant future?
We are constantly working to improve PeerFly. We recently launched a new design on the site’s “outer shell” and should be launching the new Publisher Dashboard in the next few weeks. The new dashboard will have some new features including, of all things, a forum. Watch out CPAFix! (jk)
I'll also be launching a brand new design on my blog by October 1st! PeerFly Affiliate Manager
So we here Peerfly are launching there own inceptive network Incent.ly? Another incentive network? Whats gonna set this one out from all the others available?
Without going into too much detail and giving away all the secrets, Incent.ly will be an incentive based CPA affiliate network. We do not allow incentive traffic at PeerFly and starting a new network to keep the traffic separate seemed like a good idea. There are a lot of good, legitimate ways to promote offers using incentive traffic and we are building a custom platform to make it as easy as possible to use those ways effectively.
What do you see in your future Luke? Do you see yourself at Peerfly forever or would you like to move on one day and have something of your own?
I’ll always be a part of PeerFly. As I mentioned earlier, our team has worked VERY hard for us to get this stage in the game and I’m nothing but optimistic about the future. I will always be working on my side projects, but PeerFly is my main focus and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
It seems all you do is work Luke, but outside of work what does mr Peerfly himself enjoy doing?
I really enjoy going out to eat and to the movies. I also like playing basketball and play every night for about an hour after I get home from the office. My wife and I live about 2 hours from the beach so we go there whenever we have a free weekend. I really enjoy training my dog Hazel and if this whole affiliate management thing doesn't work out I might become a full time dog trainer (I'm past my NBA dream days).
If any of our members wanted to get into the affiliate managing career how would you advice they do this?
If you’re new to the industry and thirsty to make it work, I suggest learning web development (HTML, CSS, PHP, etc) and learn affiliate marketing from experience. You have to spend money to make money and you’re much better off spending it setting up some campaigns than a million guides on how you can make money. There’s a lot of free advice out there (CPAFix & LukePeerFly.com are two AMAZING examples ), but really the only way you are going to learn is by going out into the battlefield yourself.
Ok so you get a new sign up to Peerfly, they contact you and ask for one guide, and one method to make at least $50 a day - where do you send them?
Making $50/day is a great, but when you’re first getting started you need to focus on
finding something profitable, not daily profit. If you want to make $50/day, get a job at McDonald’s. Once you find something profitable and learn how you can scale it, then you can start thinking about numbers. If you’re too focused on $50/day then you’ll lose your focus when your first campaign nets you -$50. You are going to lose money, but you are going to gain data and experience. Those are the tools you need to be successful. Where should you get them from? Well, if you’re brand new, I usually suggest 7Search. If you have some experience, I suggest taking POF for a spin or trying out some PPV traffic. Once you build up some capital push towards doing some media buys. SiteScout is a great place to start.
Thank you so much for sparing us the time to interview you mate, and thanks for your constant hard work on CPAFix. You are a true member of the team!
No problem K! Happy to contribute LukePeerFly.com! <3
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