5 Awesome Business Apps

The smartphone comes in handy if you need to do some work when travelling, staying at the park, drinking a cup of coffee. Why not check your Google Analytics stats when taking the subway or the bus? But it can also be time consuming if you do not schedule your day.

We present to you 5 awesome business related apps that we use in NAMoffers.

Google
Google has released a lot of useful apps for your smartphone. If you’re already using Google on your computer then don’t hesitate installing the apps you need from Google. If you have your own website(s) you can follow your traffic via Google Analytics and your income with Google Adsense.
Google Apps for iPhone
Google Apps for Android

Evernote
If you’re the kind of person taking a lot of notes or even record your ideas now and then. You must install Evernote it will sync perfectly with your computer. You can invite other users via email making it a perfect tool for sharing notes, audio or your daily routines.
Evernote for iPhone
Evernote for Android

Dropbox
If you’re not using dropbox you are missing out on free hosting in the cloud. This is also available for your computer and gives you the opportunity to backup things in the cloud. Sharing Dropbox files is easy and making backup of your work is not a stupid thing to do.
Dropbox for iPhone
Dropbox for Android

DU Speed Booster
Fantastic for freeing up space and memory on your phone. No matter how smart you think you are there will always be apps taking up memory or a cache that needs to be cleaned and this is exactly what DU Speed Booster does for you. Only available for Android.
DU Speed Booster for Android

Pixlr
If you love taking photos or being creative creating visual content. This app does it all and it’s easy to use even if you’re not a skilled graphic artist. Pixlr is made by Autodesk who is also behind one of the most used 3D programs available today (3DS Max).
Pixlr for iPhone
Pixlr for Android

Install these business apps if you use your phone for work. Especially the Google apps all come in handy for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

There are more business apps out there which can make your daily work life a bit easier, why not enjoy a cup of coffee at a café and get so me work done. You don’t have to spend all of your time at home or at the office. Going out can even inspire you to see things a bit differenty and get some good ideas.

Keep in mind that if you do use your smartphone for work stay away from your dating apps, games and other time consuming things you can do with your smartphone. Use social media apps only when you need to. Save the fun for later, when you’ve finished your work.

PS. This article was partly written on a smartphone (using a Bluetooth keyboard) and Evernote.

What Does It Cost To Start An Online Business: Affiliate Marketing 101

Search it on Google yourself, and discover numerous perspectives. You have the “Ancient,” “American Engineers,” and the “New” Seven Wonders of the World.

Like WTF, which of these perspectives is accurate.

Now comes the kicker. The world is beautiful, and the truth is up to you. There will always be people who segment beauty into buckets, and force you to choose.

The same is true when building an Online Business.

Accept people tell you about The 500 Tools (Wonders) of the Online World.

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Truth is, you can build a strong, long lasting business w/ less than 10 TOOLS.

Sure, you can buy 25 tools, and feel super confident knowing you have invested additional money into 25+ tools that may distract you, hold you back, or you never use.

You may even introduce these “time saving,” “ninja hacks” to your community in the hopes of helping them build a business. Time will tell how that goes….

Look back at the tools you have bought, and highlight those you use daily/weekly.

By this point, you may be wondering what tools NAMoffers recommends.

If you’re running affiliate campaigns, these tools may appear obvious to you.

If you’re brand new, these are the tools our team of Experts @ NAMoffers recommend you start with. Invest your money, and time into the right places.

You may have some of these tools, and may be using different providers. More importantly is you know what tools is needed to start an online business.

You can use this for yourself, or share with people you know looking to start an online business.

Again, you may be using different providers, and that is cool. These are the tools our team is currently using, and have proven to be our top resources for our online business.

If you’re wondering about any other tools comment on the post, and NAM will provide insights.

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To further develop your campaigns – see below for additional advanced tools – these tools are not required; however, highly recommended once you start building momentum.

  • 7. Box of Ads: Ideas for ad copies, banners, keywords, landing pages, and URL’s.
  • 8. Landing Page Genius: Split A/B test 1000x more effectively.
  • 9. Qwaya: FB automation – save time, money, and leverage FB on a whole new level.

You could call this “The 6 Wonders Of The Online World,” or perhaps even “The 9 Wonders Of The Online World” if you include both the basic, and advanced tools.

Over time, you’re going to come across hundreds of other tools. Some may save you a bit of time, money, who knows you may be commenting with a tool you think is needed.

The question you want to ask yourself is… is this tool NEEDED for your online business?

Every tool listed in this article saved our team countless hours, put us in the driving seat w/ our business, helped us reach new levels more quickly, and made our life EASIER.

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When you save time, feel confident, and level up quicker, you naturally create more money for yourself, and have the ability to duplicate your success over and over.

To bring everything to life in this post, its time you learn the costs (investments) required to purchase each tool. You may already know some of these costs… lets see.

The costs (investments) below for each tool is based on purchasing for 1 year (12 months).

  • Domain: $10
  • Hosting: $500
  • Email Service Provider: $200 (GR)
  • AEAtools: $297
  • LeadPages: $477
  • CPVLab: $297

Total Investment For 1 Year: $1781.00

$148.42 / month to build a business *minus traffic investments*

That is $4.95 / day for the tools to build your online business. Pretty good deal.

Additional investments – highly recommended tools for exploding your online business.

  • Box of Ads: $3000
  • Landing Page Genius: $179
  • Qwaya: $1800

Total Investment For 1 Year: $6760.00

$563.33 / month *minus traffic investments*

Feel free to share this post with anyone looking to start an online business, or may be wondering what tools are needed to start an online business.

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15 Super Tips for New Bloggers

These 15 tips are of course optional, but if you can recognize yourself as a blogger in 10 out of these 15 blogging tips the chances of you becoming a successful blogger is really good. You can start earning money online doing what you like the most… writing with passion.

Before we give you these 15 blogger tips, please read this golden rule:

Never blog for the sake of SEO or Search Engines. If you have nothing to say/write then don’t. Writing and blogging is about passion and wanting to tell people a story.

Now, sit on the edge of your chair and realize how close you are to becoming a super blogger:

1. Write content that matches your target audience.
2. Google Analytics & Google Webmaster Tools can tell you what content works.
3. Google Adwords keywords planner – essential for keyword research.
4. Subscribe and read other blogs – engage with fellow bloggers.
5. Share your posts on all social networks you are a part of.
6. Include either video or pictures (or maybe both) if possible.
7. Collaborate with other bloggers.
8. Set up Google Alerts.
9. Consistency when it comes to blog posts, articles, interviews and videos.
10. Add your domain to your signatures (e.g., email, forums, Skype).
11. Keep up-to-date with blogging techniques.
12. Be visual. Get people to know your face, logo, slogan or name.
13. Create an editorial schedule. Post when your target audience is online.
14. Write notes on every subject that can be a part of your blog.
15. Go for it! Learn, think and take action.

If you can include all 15 tips above in your blogging adventure you’re off to a good start, but remember there’s so much more to blogging than Social media, SEO and these tips. All in good time, no need to run…learn to walk first.

If you aren’t doing all of the 15 bogging tips, now is the best time to start! If you are, then keep consistent, improve your blog and stay tuned for our next article about blogging.

Let us know how much more traffic our tips got you and if you feel we missed any important tips below you can comment and give us your special tips for new blogger. Keep in mind that some SEO strategies can take up to 30 days to take effect.

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Taste of Success – Affiliate Marketer Alec Torelli

Frederik Drejfald (of nam/offers):
Hi Alec, first of all tell us a bit about yourself. How old you are, where do you come from and where are you going regarding online marketing?

Alec Torelli:
I’m 27 years old from Orange County, California, but I travel the world with my wife playing professional poker and running our online business. What we love the most about it is that it’s portable; we fold up our laptops and our work comes with us. It has allowed us to create the lifestyle we want, traveling and working from anywhere there’s an internet connection

Frederik:
For how long have you been in the industry?

Alec:
I started 7 years ago as an affiliate for PartyPoker, signing people up to play online poker. When I turned pro and dedicated myself full time to poker I gave marketing a break for a few years. It wasn’t until 2009 that I started taking things more seriously and my business has grown ever since.

Frederik:
What do you think it takes to become a good affiliate marketer?

Alec:
Probably the same thing that it takes to become successful at anything: discipline, hard work, patience and a lot of self confidence.

Frederik:
Do you read any affiliate marketing blogs?

Alec:
No, although I talk with people in the industry and share ideas and knowledge. I believe that’s a huge part of learning; be it blogs, people or whatever.

Frederik:
Do you have any affiliate marketing tips that you would like to share with our readers?

Alec:
Find a very specific niche, something that you do well and focus all your attention on that. Don’t try to be the best at everything, just specialize and be the best at the ONE thing that you do.

Frederik:
What affiliate networks do you work with and why?

Alec:
Well of course I love working with NAMoffers. Frederik is great and we’ve been working together for years. He runs his own company and it’s so refreshing to be in touch with the owner who actually has the power to make things happen. He’s one of my biggest clients. Other companies that share his principles are Cpa Infinity, Mundo Media and Get Ads.

Frederik:
If you should give an advice to newbies within Affiliate Marketing what would that be?

Alec:
Don’t give up if you lose a few dollars in the beginning. Think about money as a tool that is needed to make investments. Every time you spend a dollar use it as an opportunity to learn. Think about why and how you can improve your campaigns, and share your experiences with others. You’d be surprised at how much people are willing to help, especially your AM’s

Frederik:
What is your goal for the rest of 2014?

Alec:
Spend every day being grateful for what I have.

Frederik:
We’ve reached the end of this little interview. Anything you want to say before we call it a day?

Alec:
If you want more advice on building your business and creating the life you want check out www.alectorelli.com or follow me at twitter.com/alectorelli

Interesting character he is – Alec Torelli – living the life he wants and together with his loved one.

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Taste of Success – Affiliate Marketer Jerry Ling

Jerry is what some would consider a newbie within affiliate marketing, but what sets him apart is what most newbies crave, real results. Let’s listen to what has made Jerry so successful, having just started in the industry such a short time ago…

Kaare (of nam/offers):
Hey Jerry, welcome to the segment, are you ready for the interview?

Jerry Ling:
Hey Kaare, yes, many thanks for your interview. It’s a great pleasure for me to be the first on your list. Sorry for the late reply, I am busy with my personal stuff and work lately. Now it’s time to answer all the interview questions.

Kaare:
So Jerry, first of all, tell us a bit about yourself. How old you are, where do you come from and where are you going in regards to online marketing?

Jerry:
I am currently 24. I come from China, but live in Malaysia. I currently work in Singapore as an Engineer. I stumbled upon Internet Marketing in 2013 on Facebook. I then found a course about Pay Per View marketing, which cost me $2,000.00 (USD). After going through the course, I realized it was not good, honestly, it’s sucked because it only touched the surface of PPV. But that’s okay, what I believed would make me a success with PPV was my hard work and I was right, my hard work paid off! Nevertheless, I moved forward, as I am a positive thinker and this is still the beginning of my Internet Marketing Journey. Currently, I am focusing on PPV campaigns. When I have good results, I keep testing and might scale it to other type of traffic sources and countries.

Kaare:
That’s awesome Jerry! So, how long have you been in the industry altogether?

Jerry:
I have been in this industry for a total of 8 months. I do a lot of self studying and I’ve learned a lot, I am just building a bigger budget to try everything I am learning. Therefore, I am focusing on one type of paid traffic first before moving on to another. It’s very important to laser focus on one type on Internet Marketing first.

Kaare:
Very true, so, what do you think it takes to become a good affiliate marketer?

Jerry:
Well, there is nothing free in this world. The most important thing to achieve success as an affiliate marketer is hard work. I believe in the hard work pays off model. Besides that, you must be hungry enough to succeed. On-going motivation is another important criteria to be successful in this industry. For example, when you see other people’s successes, you will be motivated and thirst for more. For the motivation part, I think AEA and Namoffers has done an excellent job. Mike and Fred will always post their successful results on Facebook to motivate us. When seeing their success, you must take it as a good case study and learn from there. Finally, and the utmost important thing, YOU MUST TAKE ACTION! THE DOER WILL SUCCEED, THE LISTENER WILL ONLY ENVY THE SUCCESSOR.

Kaare:
Well said Jerry. Do you read any affiliate marketing blogs?

Jerry:
Yeah, definitely. There are tons of good affiliate marketing blogs around on Internet. I gain limitless knowledge from these blogs. To name a few, charlesngo.com, jayknowscash.com, mrgreen.am, addictprofiction.com. Besides these blogs, try to join forums and gain knowledge from there. In June, IMGrind was opened to public but shut down in July. Nevertheless, I save a lot of useful information for my usage in the future. This is what it takes to be successful in Internet Marketing.

TAKING MASSIVE ACTIONS AND GAINING KNOWLEDGE SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Kaare:
Do you have any affiliate marketing tips that you would like to share with our readers?

Jerry:
For tips, nothing much more than, you really need to have determination to success and prepare to pour in a lot of your hard earn money. Don’t feel disappointed when you fail, you are just spending money to buy data. THE DATA YOU BUY IS GOLD.

TEST, TEST and TEST to the max until you get it to a successful campaign.
Applying the 80/20 rule, 20 percent of the successful campaign will be able to cover the money you spent and gain profit from there.

Kaare:
What affiliate networks do you work with and why?

Jerry:
I am working with Namoffers, W4 and currently applying to Neverblue. The reason for working with different networks is because different networks have different offers and payout. Some networks have better payouts due to better relation with the advertiser. Besides, the same offers from different networks might convert differently due to offer scrubbing, network algorithm and offer loading speed.

Kaare:
What affiliate marketing tools do you use to improve your promotion methods?

Jerry:
For tools, I have signed up for AEAtools (from Affiliate Expert Academy) Free Trial before. But due to the monthly fee, I had to cancel the subscription for the time being. I am manually scraping targets for PPV on my own. There are lots of ways to research if you know the methods.

Besides that, I use CPVlab as my tracker and a virtual private server (VPS) for my hosting. In paid traffic, speed is everything, therefore VPS is a must. The monthly fee is high, but this is a basic cost you have to bear. I also use Photoshop to create simple landers.

For uploading landers to my server, I use Filezilla – It’s free.

For competition research, I use Google Trends, Alexa and SimilarSites.

The best free URL scraper I have found is: magicurlscraper,I scrape URL’s from there and manually insert into Google if the sites are laser targeted.

Kaare:
If you were to give advice to newbies in Affiliate Marketing, what would that be?

Jerry:
Don’t be Afraid to fail. You will achieve what you want, with strong will and determination.

Kaare:
What is your goal for the rest of 2014?

Jerry:
My goal for 2014 in Internet Marketing is to generate $1,000.00 (USD) in monthly revenue through PPV. But, I definitely hope for more. This is my minimum requirement.

Kaare:
That’s definitely a great goal Jerry! So, we’ve reached the end of this interview. Is there anything you want to say before we call it a day?

Jerry:
NAMoffers is a good Affiliate Network, please join them if you are a newbie or you have experience in Internet Marketing. Michael and Fred are the go to guys in Internet Marketing.

It’s an honor to be selected in this interview. Thanks.

Kaare:
It’s been an honor to have you on Jerry, thank you for sharing your story.

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The Myth Behind Affiliate Network Payment Terms…

TRAFFIC converted to LEADS (potential customers) and/or SALES (customers).

It’s the advertisers job to do the rest, right?

The advertisers who know what they are doing have a integrated backend that supports large volumes of leads/sales, and processes in place to do most the leg work automatically.

Its called OPERATIONS AKA setting your business up for success.

You can automate your follow up emails with services such as GetResponse, AWeber, Constant Contact, Ontraport, InfusionSoft, among many other quality email service providers.

Advertisers have the same ability.

RESULT = NO MORE COLD CALLING!

You can automate your customer service with call centres.

Advertisers have the same ability.

RESULT = HAPPY CUSTOMERS! …without you being there….

The two above processes are basic automation strategies.

The automation list is unlimited….

Some advertisers outsource everything – including the traffic (affiliates/affiliate networks).

They collect the money, pay the team, and live life on the beach.

With automation, and logistics, its clear advertisers can pay quicker, right?

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You’re RIGHT!!

However… do you know how payments work behind the scenes?

You may have heard the terms – Net 30, Net 15, Net 7, Bi-Monthly, and Weekly payments.

If these terms appear foreign, you may be brand new to Affiliate Marketing.

Or you may be working with an affiliate network for the first time.

Either way, the purpose of this next section is to educate you on exactly how payment terms work.

No more wondering if an affiliate network can pay you quicker.

You’re going to be educated, and will possess a full understanding of how things work.

If a network says otherwise, have them refer to this article.

What you’re about to learn is the “SECRET” process of how payment terms work.

For whatever reason, this topic has yet to be explained to affiliates.

People who read this next section are those who want to know how things actually work between affiliates, affiliate networks, and advertisers. No fluff. No BS.

Many of you are looking for a group of forward thinkers to follow who demand more transparency in Affiliate Marketing, and strive for win/win outcomes across the board.

You may feel under-appreciated by other affiliate networks. Like you’re doing all the work, and affiliate networks are just providing you with offers.

Now you have some extra ammo (knowledge) when speaking with Affiliate Networks.

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Below is a review of the current payment terms offered by Affiliate Networks,

Monthly Net XX

Bi-Monthly Net XX

Weekly Net XX

The first part – Monthly, Bi-Monthly, Weekly – determines the frequency of how often the affiliate network can invoice the advertiser, or the affiliate can invoice the affiliate network.

Monthly = 30 Days

Bi-Monthly = 15 Days

Weekly = 7 Days

The “Net XX” determines the MAXIMUM amount of time the advertiser has to pay the affiliate network, and/or affiliate. Generally, interest is added to outstanding balances.

For example, Monthly Net 30 – the affiliate network can technically invoice the advertiser every 30 days, and the advertiser has a maximum of 30 days to pay the balance.

Lets say, $1,000 is generated in April. If the payment terms are Monthly Net 30, the payment is due at a maximum date of May 30th – which is 30 days after the end of April.

If the payment terms are Bi-Monthly Net 7, the payment is made 7 days after the 15th and 30th of the month. All business from April 1st – April 15th is paid on April 22nd.

If the payment terms are Weekly Net 5, the payment is made 5 days after the end of each week – meaning all business from Sunday to Sunday is due each Friday.

If you have any further questions on payment terms, drop them in the comments.

Mickey Mouse Questions

Time to put the nail in the coffin for this post.

Late payments are unacceptable; however, its become a trend for some affiliate networks to pay late.

Some say its due to greed, and others say its a lack of understanding of how a business works.

What do you think? This post is an opportunity for you to speak your opinion.

If you’re getting paid on time, you may be getting paid less than the amount owed.

Do you know why many affiliate networks are paying late?

How about …

Why are affiliate networks paying less than the original amount owed?

4 words….

ADVERTISERS RUN THE SHOW!

Advertisers make the world go round for affiliates, and affiliate networks.

This post would lack accountability if it didn’t also point out the obvious…

When an advertiser screams wolf, the affiliate network often accepts the advertisers word for it, and never investigates further. Pure lazy, and have no idea what they’re doing.

Advertisers in fact have been screaming wolf more frequently on quality data.

WHY?

A small group of affiliates have been leveraging ‘known’ affiliate networks to send misleading advertisements – resulting in million of dollars of consumers being scammed.

Some of these networks knowingly accepted the traffic to GET RICH.

You know who you are….

Many advertisers lost MILLIONS of dollars due to a small group of lazy ‘innovators.’

You could almost say advertisers have taken on the personality of the ‘known’ affiliate networks, and affiliates, and are playing them at their own game.

Its the responsibility of affiliate & affiliate networks to gain trust from advertisers.

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Now to end this post with a couple questions.

Is it the affiliate network taking their sweet time to pay you? 

OR

Is the advertiser taking their sweet time paying the affiliate network? and therefore YOU.

How do you truly know?

YOU MUST KNOW THE ADVERTISERS LOGISTICS, AND METRICS.

Stay tuned for a follow-up post giving you a full review on the logistics, and metrics required to receive payment for lead generation, trial, and sale based campaigns.

You GOT the POWER!

Painting Your Picture In Affiliate Marketing: Implementing the BIG Picture

This post is a follow up on the second blog post, “The Big Picture Of Affiliate Marketing,” and provides you with step by step instructions on “Painting Your Picture In Affiliate Marketing.”

After reading this post, you will have the ability to set up your own capture page & email series in any niche of your choosing – including all the bells & whistles to get started online today!

Setting up your capture page and email series is the first step in owning your niche!

Before you get started, do you remember watching the TV show, Star Trek, and thinking how cool, and useful the future technologies would be in your life today?

How about the replicator where you could create anything you wanted out of thin air.

Feeling hungry? Create some food! Want to read a book? Create a book!

Do you believe some of these technologies will come into existence during your lifetime?

If you didn’t watch Star Trek, how about The Jetsons, or Futurama?

If you don’t watch TV, there are countless books that take your mind on a vivid journey into the distant future of flying cars, robotics, space hotels, and teleporters.

You’re part of a major shift from the industrial age to the information age.

The information age is not an easy transition for those with traditional approaches to life, and business, where you work for someone else to generate a living for you, and your family.

The simple ‘quiet’ life is available; however, it will never be like the ‘old days.’

Those born into the information age are consuming more information than any generation previously, and only know the way of the Internet. Social Media is the only way.

Many youth laugh at your ‘old school’ ways, as you had done with your parents.

You can now bank, book your vacation, communicate with your family/friends, order your groceries, educate yourself on any topic, and earn a full time living online.

The above things you can do are a small introduction to the convenience available. 10-20 years ago you had to manually visit businesses in person, call, and often you’re put on hold.

Now you can quickly visit the website, or use the mobile app, and mission accomplished.

Quality of life continues to increase as technology replaces the tedious, meaningless, mindless tasks many of you do today. The tasks that hold you back from growing!

Many of you are unsure of what is to come in the next 5-10 years; however, the mass media continues to remind you what you don’t want to happen to you in the next 5-10 years.

This mass media hypnosis, and lack of understand creates fear for many of you.

In the next section of this post, you’re going to be presented with a step by step solution to remove this fear. You’re going to learn exactly what the new economy looks like.

If you already know what the new economy looks like, and are looking for guidance on how to Paint Your Picture in Affiliate Marketing, you’re in the right place!

Before I present the step by step solution, I want to show you how abundant, bright, and prosperous the future is. You can live a healthy & wealthy life, all from home.

The Next Internet Boom approaches….

2.5 billion have access to the Internet today. 3 billion more people are gaining access to the Internet in the next 5 years, and that is what this blog post is preparing you for.

Affiliate Expert Academy shows you step by step on how to capitalize on the upcoming Internet boom. Sign-up for your membership, and join our online family today!

OK, In the next section of this post, you gain access to a specific sales funnel that our team uses for the ‘make money business opportunity’ niche/vertical.

This funnel is called “The Million Dollar Formula.”

You can easily duplicate “The Million Dollar Formula,” and show others how to duplicate this system as well. Its an automated system, and you can do it yourself, FAST!

Its estimated computers are doubling in processing power every 18 months, and by the year 2020, computers will have 3X the processing power of the human brain.

This is where the previously referenced Star Trek, Jetsons, and Futurama age begins.

Now that you know more about what the abundant, bright, prosperous future looks like, let me show you how you to set up “The Magic Dollar Formula”!

Below are the 6 steps to owning your niche – if these 6 steps are new to you, you want to read the 2nd blog post titled, The Big Picture Of Affiliate Marketing: Owning The Customer.

Again, this sales funnel is used for the ‘make money business opportunity’ niche/vertical.

You want to create a storyboard type set up when following “The Magic Dollar Formula.”

1. Choose a niche you want to own

a) Primary
b) Secondary

You want to include a secondary niche, as you may change your mind. When first starting online, its not always easy to choose which niche you want to start in.

Its like when you first start university, and are feeling the classes out.

Why did you choose these niches?

On a scale of 1-10, 1 being you know nothing, and 10 being you know a lot – how much knowledge, and experience do you have within your primary niche?

2. Market Research

We covered the basics of Market Research in the 2nd post, “The Big Picture Of Affiliate Marketing.” Click the link to review the 2nd post, and learn the basics.

You want to write down everything you know about the customers who currently buy the product/service you’re looking to promote online. Get laser focused.

The next post focuses entirely on Market Research, and will get more in depth.

3. Create a capture page/landing page

Your landing page, or as we call it in Affiliate Marketing, a capture page provides a solution to the customer. Its called a capture page because you collect, or “capture” data.

Primarily email addresses, names, and phone numbers are collected.

The objective of your capture page is to grab the customers attention in a way that makes them want, almost need to sign-up to your capture page. Why should they sign-up to your page?

What kind of desire does your capture page fulfill for the subscriber? Its suggested you focus on providing information that can be quickly consumed, and provides instant gratification.

You may get signups by offering a specific solution, a free ebook, tool, etc.

If you’re giving the subscriber a free ebook, make it so they can read it within 5 minutes.

The same is true when you’re giving away a tool. Set up a video tutorial that explains how the subscriber can use the tool within just a few minutes. Focus on providing instant value.

Since you have done your Market Research, you know how your customers think, feel, act, and why they think, feel, and act the way they do. You stepped into your customers shoes!

In order to get the results you’re looking for, you have to think about your target markets when creating your capture pages. You want to personalize your message to each target market.

Why do they want to buy the product’s you’re sharing? What benefits do these products provide to your customers? These are the solution you want to answer on your capture pages.

To give you an example, lets keep it with the business opportunity niche.

NAMoffers is an affiliate network, and your way IN to making money online. With NAMoffers, you earn commissions for promoting affiliate offers around the world.

You can also refer people to NAMoffers, and earn 10% commissions for all affiliate referrals you provide. If your referral earns $1000, you earn a $100 commission.

Affiliate Expert Academy offers training for you to learn the basic foundations of Affiliate Marketing – including step-by-step guides, and expert advice. LEARN MORE!

When you combine NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy, you have a risk free business opportunity that you can offer to anyone in the entire world who wants to make money.

We call this the “The Million Dollar Formula!”.

What benefit does NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy offer to your customers?

When starting to learn how to make money online, you need products/services/tools to promote to get commissions, and you need training to learn how the online world works.

Specifically you want products/service/tools you believe in, and you want training from experts that are going to save you money, time, and overall hardships experienced online.

NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy offer both these solutions.

The benefit of NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy is you no longer have to search the Internet for free information, hoping to find the solution, and only find shiny objects.

You can get all the products/service/tools & training in one place. You gain access to NAMoffers, and Affiliate Expert Academy for free. This is risk free!

Once you have learned the foundations, and are at this stage – learning how to set up your capture page, email series, and driving traffic – there are a few required investments to get started.

You need to buy four basic tools to set up your capture page, and email series.

1. Domain
2. Hosting
3. Email Service Provider
4. Affiliate Marketing Tools

You can earn commissions in Affiliate Marketing by directly referring people to products/tools.

NAMoffers works with many products & tools, and have affiliate programs set up for the products and tools you need to get started online.

We have strategically partnered with the best tool providers from around the world.

Refer people to the below preferred tools, and you earn the commissions included.

1. Domain: GoDaddy = $20.00 affiliate commission
2. Hosting: Media Temple = $60.00 affiliate commission
3. Email Service Provider: GetResponse = $95.00 affiliate commission
4. Affiliate Marketing Tools: AEAtools = $18.50

Total affiliate commissions = $193.50

NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy call these tools “Business In A Box.”

Now that you know which basic tools are needed to get started online, lets take another look at your capture page. You know the benefits of both, NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy.

You have done market research, and know how your customers think, feel, and act.

You’re capture page is like the front door to your business.

When setting up a capture page, you want to consider the below five things. I have put them in order of importance. When optimizing start from the top, and work your way to the bottom.

1. Headline – MUST STICK OUT. GRAB ATTENTION.
2. Sub Headline – related to your headline, keep the thought going.
3. Image/Video – background image, 1-2 minute video.
4. Call to action – sign up below. Get access now.
5. Opt-in – collect email.

Its suggested you start with a simple capture page to start. Once you know the product inside/out, and studied copywriting, you can begin to create longer capture/sales pages.

When optimizing your capture page, change one thing at a time. If you’re changing multiple things, it’s challenging to know which changes increased or decreased results.

Split a/b test different landing pages to see which converts best.

4. Create a Thank you page

Now that you have captured your subscriber, its important you thank your new subscribers for joining your list. As well, you want to remind your subscribers to confirm their email.

You may want to set up your email list as a double opt-in, meaning that when someone subscribes to your email list, they must confirm their email to begin receiving future emails.

If they do not confirm your email, the subscriber is put onto your single opt-in list.

The objective of your single opt-in list is to get your subscribers to double-in.

As well, its suggested you send CPA affiliate offers to monetize your list.

If someone is genuinely interested in your list, they will confirm their email. Its important you separate those who are immediately interested, and those who are ‘maybe’ interested.

If you want training on building your email list, sign up to Affiliate Expert Academy.

Your double opt-in list is your primary list, and in the next section I’m going to share a step by step email sales funnel you want to copy and paste into your double opt-in list

Alright, lets take a look at an example page. Click here for an example.

5. Create an email autoresponder series

Email 1 Objective: WHO:

The first email you want to tell your subscribers why they signed up.

Repeat the same messaging you had on your capture page, and include a clear indication that your subscriber will find the solution to achieve the desired outcome they are looking for.

For example, if you’re subscriber is signing up to receive a free PDF, tool, or internet market related resource, you want to reference this tool, and the solution this tool provides.

The secondary desired outcome for the subscriber is to gain access to the free training (Affiliate Expert Academy), and NAMoffers (affiliate products/services/tools).

The primary desired outcome for the subscriber is to make money online.

You want to educate your subscriber step by step on what is needed to make money online, and then show them step by step how to achieve the desired outcome of making money online.

In this case, you want to show them how to make money with Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate Expert Academy is a free resource that provides step by step guides on getting started.

By showing your subscriber how to achieve the desired outcome, you build the necessary trust to have your subscriber continue following you, and telling others about you!

Once you have outlined how you’re subscriber is going to make money, you want to introduce YOUR STORY. This is a very important part in the process of building a list.

Your story is what connects you with your subscriber. When your subscriber is reading your email, they are thinking about their personal experience that is similar to your story.

If you want to learn how to build the perfect story sign up to AEA to receive your guide!

Sharing the small details about your challenges, and success is very important. Tell your subscribers how it felt to overcome these challenges, and what it took to create success.

If you’re in debt, and struggling to pay your bills – you can mention that affiliate marketing is allowing you to catch up on your bills, and even providing you with shopping money.

If you bought every shiny object online, and had very little success until you found Affiliate Expert Academy, and NAMoffers, let your subscribers know you found the solution.

You want to share what you went through to get where you are today!

Not what you are going through today.

People that struggle want to hear about other peoples struggles. They want to follow people who can take them out of their current situation, and faster than they can do themselves.

You may have plenty of money, and are leveraging affiliate marketing to leave your 9-5 job, and begin experiencing the freedom of entrepreneurship, and working from home.

Some may have student loans. Others may have money to invest. You may be a stay at home parent working at midnight, or a teenager getting up early before school to put your hours in.

This is your experience online, how you originally got introduced, your successes, your challenges, and most importantly… IT’S YOUR STORY!

Be personal with your story, as this is what people connect with when reading your email series.

Why should they sign-up to your list???

Each of you have an amazing story, and endless experiences you can leverage to make money online. Consider linking to your Facebook profile to show you’re a real person.

Email 2 Objective: WHAT:

In the second email you want to introduce people to WHAT you did to make money online, and that is Affiliate Marketing. In Affiliate Marketing, you need affiliate offers to promote.

NAMoffers is your preferred affiliate network, and your #1 source for getting affiliate products from around the world to promote. Anyone can join NAMoffers for FREE.

NAMoffers is a risk free business, and pays you a 10% commissions for affiliate referrals.

Many people who have heard about CPA Marketing, or better known as Affiliate marketing have heard its not easy to get started, and only the top experts make good money.

Affiliate Marketing is the foundation to making money online, and you can earn 10% for referring others to NAMoffers make money online. You earn money for saying, “try this.”

So how are you going to refer people to something that isn’t easy to get started in, and ever hope of making any money with this risk free opportunity. We wondered the same thing….

In April, 2012 in the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco Frederik Drejfald, and Michael Rich made a pact to revolutionize Affiliate Marketing, and create their own business opportunity.

This business opportunity originally started as a way to create a process to train newbie affiliates, without having to invest countless hours in training the foundation steps.

Fred and I found ourselves working 16 hour days, and investing 80% of our time with affiliates who would generate $100 a month, and left with no time for ourselves.

Its a vicious cycle that the majority of affiliate networks experience.

Do you know what makes NAMoffers #RealDifferent?

As of today, February 21st, 2014, NAMoffers is the only affiliate network in the world that offers their affiliates an exclusive Affiliate Expert Academy to learn Affiliate Marketing for free.

Most affiliate networks do not accept newbies because its very time consuming to educate, and assist people learning the foundations. NAMoffers accepts, and trains newbies.

If you’re an intermediate or advanced affiliates, our team is skilled in creating information products, product launches, and managing six figure advertising budgets.

When you look back at history, there are many companies that are extremely successful.

WHY?

These companies created their own space. When you look at Apple, and think about the momentum gained when the iPod was released. It changed the way you live your life!

Think about the combination of Affiliate Expert Academy & NAMoffers. You make money from thin air using CPA affiliate marketing offers, and you get free training to get started.

Making money online through CPA Affiliate Marketing is changing the way you live your life, and is changing the lives of millions around the world.

Think about the people in developing countries that are just now getting access to the Internet, who are now making more money with one CPA sale, then their monthly salary.

You’re going to see the gap between the rich and poor decrease because of CPA Affiliate Marketing. AEA/NAMoffers is the next iPod – you want to be part of that, right?

You have now educated the subscriber on WHAT is included in getting started in CPA Affiliate Marketing, and have provided them with a private invitation to join NAMoffers.

Now that you’re affiliate application is in process, you want the subscriber to contact you to help get them approved quicker, and to start personal contact with each other.

Having personal contact will increase open rates on future emails, and you speed up the process of creating trust with your subscribers. Its genius.

You may want to end this email by mentioning you’re going to be introducing the subscriber to Affiliate Expert Academy, and will provide you with the private invitation.

Its top secret training, and you need an invitation from a current member to GET IN.

Email 3 Objective: WHY NAM:

In the first email, you introduced to your subscriber how you’re going to show them how to reach the desired outcome. You introduced your story, which includes how you got to where you are today, and explains how you used Affiliate Marketing to reach the desired outcome.

In the second email, you introduced NAMoffers – which is the affiliate network that originally introduced you to CPA Affiliate Marketing, and how to make money online.

You explained WHAT the benefits of NAMoffers are – you get access to unlimited CPA offers, and you can get access to NAMoffers exclusive Affiliate Expert Academy.

NAMoffers is the only affiliate network that offers a FREE expert academy for affiliates to learn how to get started with CPA affiliate offers, and how to become an expert in your niche!

In the third email, you explain to the subscriber WHY you joined NAMoffers, and WHY Affiliate Expert Academy is the training program you joined to learn CPA Affiliate Marketing.

When you’re looking to start working with an affiliate network, you want to ask the below questions to yourself. You want to have your team think about these questions too.

#1: What is your experience with CPA Affiliate Marketing?

Are you affiliates yourself? Are your affiliate managers affiliates?

Affiliate Networks specialize in CPA Affiliate Marketing. If you’re investing in a company, you want to make sure they are specializing in what they say they are.

How can you be confident in your affiliate manager if they’re not affiliates themselves?

When your affiliate manager is an affiliate, you get advice from someone who is testing campaigns today, and you can ask specifics on what is and isn’t working.

#2: How long have you been in business?

When you’re starting business with a new affiliate network, its important you do a background check to make sure they pay affiliates, are trustworthy, and add value.

Over the past few years, many affiliate networks have been forced out of business, or gone bankrupt, leaving thousands of affiliate with unpaid affiliate commissions.

There are practical business reasons why these companies are no longer in business, and I encourage you to do your research. Look out for a future blog post from me on this topic.

Affiliate networks tend to ask the majority of questions. As an affiliate, you want to do your own research, and make sure the affiliate networks business model makes sense for you.

You can contact affiliate networks directly using the ‘contact us,’ or you can sign up as an affiliate and ask your questions on your affiliate application screening call.

When you sign-up to affiliate networks, you receive a call to confirm you are who you say you are, and the affiliate network needs to learn more about your online experience, and traffic methods.

Affiliate Paying is an affiliate network review site, and is a great resource for learning more about affiliate networks, and reviewing testimonials from affiliates.

You can visit Affiliate Paying here -> http://www.affpaying.com/

#3: What does your affiliate network offer that no other affiliate network offers?

If you’re new to affiliate marketing, you may be wondering what type of services, and tools affiliate networks offer to you as a new, and experienced affiliate.

Traditionally, affiliate networks served the primary purpose of providing affiliates with offers, and thats really it. Most affiliate managers are not affiliates themselves.

Affiliate managers serve the purpose of building a relationship with you, learning your experience, traffic methods, and providing you with the offers you’re looking for.

Does you find it odd that the majority of affiliate managers are not affiliates? This is #1 when it comes to knowing if the affiliate network is offering you something very few offer.

If the affiliate network mentions they have the best payment terms, and top exclusives, you may want to look elsewhere. Most affiliate networks say the same thing, and fish off the same hook.

Payment terms are important. Exclusive offers, and direct advertisers are needed; however, these are primary things required for an affiliate network to be competitive.

To bring this to life, I have included example answers from the above questions for NAMoffers below – you want to review this area until you understand why you chose NAMoffers.

#1: What is your experience with CPA Affiliate Marketing?

Are you affiliates yourself? Are your affiliate managers affiliates?

NAMoffers launched in September 2010. 4 years flies by when you’re making money, and helping others reach success. NAM is a preferred network, and ranked in the top 20 worldwide.

The owners of NAMoffers have a combined 20 years in Affiliate Marketing, and work with many of the top brands around the world. You get to work with these brands through NAMoffers.

Our backgrounds are in business, coaching, innovation, marketing, and sales motivation. You can feel secure, knowing you’re working with Internet Marketing Experts. People Experts!

In the past 2 years, the owners of NAMoffers have generated over $1.5 Million dollars in affiliate commissions. Our current goal in 2015 is to reach $1M in sales per month.

Our team can show you how to buy paid traffic. We have experience with display banners,  email, facebook, list building, mobile, ppc, retargeting, and other social sites.

We also teach you how to target your ads to specific target markets, demographics, and psychographics, allowing you to laser target your online advertising campaigns.

All NAMoffers affiliate managers are required to be affiliates. Based on our experience, we have found affiliates achieve 10X increased results when affiliate managers are affiliates.

 TO BE CONTINUED….

PPV (Pay Per View) traffic and how to get started.

For those of you that do not know about PPV here is a short blurb
The people behind PPV networks offer free software, web tools and other online applications for online users. In other words this can be referred to Spyware..  I know you probably think, “SPYWARE! I don’t want to be involved in anything illegal or shady like that”…  but keep reading.

The users have agreed to receive targeted advertising in exchange for using the free software or toolbar they downloaded.  They can opt out and delete the tools at any time, they are not getting anything unexpected.  They know exactly what they are getting into.

Of course there will always be companies who take advantages of things like this and create toolbars with only one intention; to take away traffic from people that are using SEM and SEO keyword bidding. But for the most part companies we see are doing things the right way and that’s why PPV is still so successful.

With that being said, imagine you are selling your favorite product. In this example let’s say you promote your own weight loss system or promoting someone else weight loss product..

When promoting a weight loss product you want to target people that are looking to lose weight, no surprise in that.  You run an ad on the PPV network you selected and target relevant websites/keywords.

Let’s imagine the product you are promoting has the solution to lose 20 pounds.

A user (one that already downloaded the PPV networks software/toolbar) starts surfing the internet and types ‘lose 20 pounds’ in the browser or search engine. Remember the user needs to use their toolbar to do the search. It’s important to understand if a user needs to see your ad they have to use the installed toolbar to see it.

The result they are met with, based on their search, are highly targeted to what they are looking for and highly targeted to your offer, wouldn’t you say?

What if your ad or landing page could show up, when the user clicks on the first organic link or even the Google ads you see on the image below?

Well, that’s what PPV traffic is all about.. You bid on websites or keywords which are related to the product you are promoting and, best of all, you only pay 2-3 cents every time the user sees your ad. Pretty awesome stuff and a very unique way of promoting your product.  It’s been around for quite some time now, but still undiscovered for many… So do it right and you will see the benefits of this method…

Finding the offer 
In today’s online world you can promote almost any product you can imagine. The market is endless and new things keep popping up.
I suggest picking an offer you have an interest in or maybe know some facts about.  When interest or passion are in play, it tends to be easier to succeed with any task.  Same thing applies to affiliate marketing.  Find an offer that you would use yourself… Heck! Go buy it yourself even!  See what it is.. Sign up, talk to your AM about the offer… You will only make the process much easier for yourself.

We already see too much junk out there, so just do your diligence and chose something that is valuable for the end user. Go legit!  That is really what I’m trying to say here.

One final and crucial thing I would like to add: be sure to pick a niche where there is high competition. If other marketers spend alot of money in that category, you can bet your ass there is money to be made!

If you are new to our affiliate network, ask your affiliate manager for advice and which campaigns would do well for PPV.  They can give you some useful tips that can lead to the right offer.

Picking something people know about, even something that runs offline is always a good start. Remember when talking about PPV you only have a matter of split seconds to grab the users attention,  so what they see needs to be something recognizable  or something that “shocks” them immediately so action is taken right away.

Again, think of something that would work for you. Of course you can’t always count on yourself, but it’s a good starting point. Maybe even ask your friend, girlfriend or wife what they think about the offer. Listen to what they have to say and use those elements when promoting the offer.

Remember this: People want information, they want something to enhance their life with. Give them exactly what they are looking for and they will opt-in.

When you know what offer to promote make sure it allows PPV traffic and the advertiser is open to use a landing- or squeeze page as you also call it. It’s crucial for your success that the page the user see, have the right CALL-TO-ACTION and your ad fits the screen.**

**When talking about PPV you can either have your ad served as a pop up or pop under. Meaning the user will see your ad pop up in front of another website OR it will shows up behind it. Since we are dealing with pops the dimensions various. Let’s pretend its 800×600, but your ad shows 1050×750.. What do you think happens when your call-to-action is cut of with 30%? You think the user that sees it will opt-in to your product? Make sure your ad or landing pages you promote fits to the right dimensions to get the full extend of your campaign.

All the magic happens in the moment the user sees your ad or landing-page. You only have 2-3 seconds to make an impact.  Think about it.. What needs to be shown to grab their immediate attention? This is one of the key points to succeed with PPV.

Setting up the campaign
There are a few ways to set it up. Some will target specific keywords and others will go directly after the websites to target. I have found that using websites for PPV campaign gives you the best and quickest results.  There are plenty of success stories related to both sides, but if you try and take a look at the people that actual are making money on PPV, you will find that they focus on the websites and not the keywords.

NOTE: Most PPV networks refer in most cases websites to keywords on their platform, just be aware of that.

Okay so now you have your product and landing page setup (building a landing page will come in another blog post), it’s time to find your websites.
Oh yes, also make sure you have an account with either Leadimpact or MediaTraffic. There is also Trafficvance, but requires a larger investment, so if you don’t have that start with LeadImpact of the two I just mentioned. There’s a few others, but  these here are a great place to start.

Next it’s time to use one of my favorite tools, Google Keyword tool. A great place to find most of the information you need.
Let’s use the same example as before, weight loss.  Think of the product you are going to promote and the company behind it.  What are their promises to the user?  That promise (or let’s just call it the “hook”) needs to be promoted since that’s the essence of the product.  Let’s pretend in this case its – lose 9 to 30 pounds in your first 30 days. Pretty clear hook they use. Use it and make that your main objection.  Now find people that want to lose 9 to 30 pounds. Those are the people we want to get HOOKED…

The next step is go to the Google Keyword tool and start your research.  Let the brain lose and write down 10 words that come to mind about your product.  In this case it could be words or sentences like:

Lose weight
How to lose 10 pounds
Want to lose weight fast

Take the keyword(s) and copy it into the search area as you see below, pick your language, country and region.  Make sure you search for the exact term. You need to click on [EXACT] as shown..  When you do that you will see the exact search for that keyword.

As we can see the keyword  ‘How to lose 10 pounds’ has 9,900 exact searches every month. Not bad.

You will also see that Google comes up with other keyword suggestions you can pick and choose from. What I suggest is to go after keywords, keeping them as laser targeted to the users you are trying to reach, but go after keywords that have a minimum of 3-4k exact monthly searches. I would even say keep it to a min of 5000 for max benefit. We only want websites with high volume.

Next step. Take the keyword and search on Google.  Remember to use the brackets so the search going to be exact on that keyword -> example:  [Insert your keyword here] -> [How to lose 10 pounds].

As you see here, Google shows your results directly related to your keyword, aka the product you are going to promote.

These websites are the ones you want to collect and start bidding on.  We want your message in front of all these users because these users are in a state of mind and on a mission to find the right INFORMATION that can cover their needs.

Paying 2-3 cent to have a targeted user see your product is one of the cheapest ways to promote today. It’s cheap and you can get MASSIVE traffic… but to succeed it’s important you understand the foundation of your offer and your ad copies.

Finding websites with the above process can be very time consuming, so I suggest you find a link scraper which is a brilliant software that grabs websites from search engines, based on your keywords and can in a matter of short time collect 5,000 sites and more.

As I suggested before, use only keywords that have over 3,000 monthly searches. I also suggest a min. of 2,000 targeted websites, even closer to 5,000. You want that much volume so you can keep building and optimizing.

Once all those steps are done, you are ready to upload your websites (keywords) to your selected PPV network, get approved and you are live!

The final suggestion for max results: You need to be on top of your campaign! Everyday you login and see how it performs, remove the sites that don’t convert, add new ones, but keep doing it for at least 10-15 days and you should do just fine. Same goes with your ad and/or landing page . Test test test and test some more!

What I just walked you through was a quick guide… of few simple steps to set up your campaign. These are steps that most people forget to do and therefore have a hard time succeeding.

Do your preparation, take your time and build the foundation before you start  wasting too much money online. It’s easy to get traffic.  The “hard” part (which really isn’t that hard) is your preparation. DO THAT AND YOU WILL SUCCEED!

That was all for this round. Hope you enjoyed and learned a few things. Cheers to our joint success!

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Affiliate Marketing – Offer Types 101

Below, I have showcased the majority of offer types available to online marketers,

CPA – Cost Per Acquisition
In CPA campaigns, the advertiser typically pays for a completed sale involving a credit card transaction.

Using the term “Cost Per Acquisition” instead of “Cost Per Action” is not incorrect; however, its important to note most “Cost Per Action” campaigns are in fact CPL campaigns these days.

A lead is an action.  A sale is an acquisition.

CPA – Converts Upon Credit Card Submission. **
CPA – Converts Upon Credit Card Submission – Free Trial. *

CPD – Cost Per Download
In CPD campaigns, advertisers pay for individual downloads.  For example, a consumer downloads something related to entertainment (gaming, toolbar, etc.) on their computer.

Popular toolbars include – maps, recipe, and weather.

CPD – Converts Upon Game Download. **
CPD – Converts Upon Toolbar Download. **

CPI – Cost Per Install
In CPI campaigns, advertisers pay for individual installs.  For example, a consumer installs a new mobile application on their Smartphone – Dating, Gaming, Mobile Content, and Travel.

CPI – Converts Upon App Install – iPhone. **
CPI – Converts Upon App Install – Android. **
CPI – Converts Upon App Install – iPad. **
CPI – Converts Upon App Install – Tablet. **

CPL – Cost Per Lead
In CPL campaigns, advertisers pay for an interested lead – the contact information of a person potentially interested in an advertiser’s product or service.

CPL – Converts Upon 1st Page Submission. **
CPL – Converts Upon 2nd Page Submission. **
CPL – Converts Upon 3rd Page Submission. **
CPL – Converts Upon Completion of Survey. **
CPL – Converts Upon Email Submission SOI. **
CPL – Converts Upon Email Submission DOI. *
CPL – Converts Upon Mobile PIN Submission. *
CPL – Converts Upon ZIP Submission. **

CPS – Cost Per Sale
In CPS campaigns, the advertiser pays for a completed sale involving a credit card transaction.

Basically, the same thing as a CPA but in this instance the affiliate collects a percentage of the sale, rather then a flat rate. For example, an affiliates collects 5% on all purchases for 60 days.

CPS – Converts Upon Credit Card Submission. *

PPC – Pay Per Call
In PPC campaigns, the advertiser pays for any calls that meet the required call duration.

Affiliates are given unique 1-800 numbers to track calls.  Calls are recorded.

Pay Per Call – Converts Upon 60 Second Call Duration. *
Pay Per Call – Converts Upon 90 Second Call Duration. *

** = NAMoffers primary offer type
*  = NAMoffers secondary offer type

Many affiliates have preferred to traditionally start with simple download or lead based campaigns.
These days, mobile app installs are becoming very popular as well.

This is primarily due to the ease of conversion.  The consumer simply needs to download/install something and/or potentially be interesting in a product/service.

Key point, no purchases required.

CPA campaigns require another level of targeting.

As an affiliate you have to begin studying consumer behavior.

First, find a product you want to promote.  For example, Credit Reports, Work from Home and Diet offers have been popular the past couple years.

Once you have found a product, begin to research which demographics – age, gender, household income, etc – would be relevant matches for Credit Reports.

I would suggest even considering psychographics.  As a marketer, you NEED to communicate specifically to each of your target markets.  Get creative!

This means, unique creative’s, keywords, landing pages for each target market.

New to CPA offers?
If you are new to CPA offers, ask the advertiser/network for advice.  Asking question is always a great starting point, which I am sure will turn into new unique individual ideas!

Once you have found the offer type you want to promote, done your due diligence researching the demographics you want to reach, its now time to layout your traffic strategy….

Stayed tuned for a post in the near future regarding traffic strategies!

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Understanding the Basics of Retargeting

Picture this; you visit a local bakery where you specially order a ham & cheese croissant (preferably warm) along with a medium coffee, EVERYTIME!

NOW, lets add a little tidbit. ….

You are known to the staff as a ‘regular and have been visiting almost every Sunday morning for 2 years.

Of course, some Sunday’s you are unable to make it BUT your business is missed by the staff!  Upon your next visit, you will likely be greeted with a big SMILE, curiosity regarding your absence, and LASTLY you will receive the traditional ham & cheese croissant along with a medium coffee. ….

PSSSSSSTTTT (enter whisper) – without even asking!

The key part here is, you receive the ham & cheese croissant and medium coffee without asking the staff; the staff serves you based on YOUR previous preferences and THEIR previous observations.

This is retargeting in a nutshell; ads suggested to you based on your previous ‘observed’ preferences and/or behavior.

Now let’s translate this into an online experience!

Picture this; you visit NetFlix – a streaming Movie/TV service – to learn more about their current offering. Side note, you may be interested in setting up NetFlix in a couple months, potentially sooner depending on the weather.  Winter is approaching.

A few days later you login to YouTube for a little comedy relief.

While watching the 2nd video you notice an advertisement on the side for NetFlix, SUMMER ENDING SPECIAL, 45 day free trial, act now! Comedy continues, 3rd & 4th video ads are also for Netflix.  Just so happens the rain is pattering outside. …

Ends up, you can ACT on the retargeted NetFlix ad and then continue on with the comedy relief!

Lets remember people, when retargeting is done correctly you are simply a NUMBER, not a name nor a face!  Can consumers appreciate retargeting when implemented correctly?

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Affiliate Marketing – Promotional Methods 101

Below, I have showcased the majority of the promotional methods available to online marketers,

1: Contextual: In-line text ads contained within relevant content based on spider scans of content. *
2: CPV / PPV: Contextual Pop-ups – based on keywords searched by user through adware toolbar.
3: Display: Blog, Content Websites, Media Buy(Exchanges, Networks, RTB, Site Specific). **
4: Email: SOI, DOI, CanSPAM Rules & Regulations. **
5: Host & Post: Coreg on backend of sign-up paths, Tickbox, iFrame. *
6: Incent: Content Locking, Loyalty(Points), Virtual Currency. **
7: Mobile WAP: Display, Icon Ads, Push Notifications, Search. **
8: Pay Per Call: Inbound/Outbound. *
9: Search (SEM/PPC): 7Search, Bing, Google, LookSmart. **
10. Social: Facebook, LinkedIn, Plenty of Fish, Tumbler, Twitter. **

To help give you as the reader a better understanding of NAMoffers, I have went ahead and included asterix’s beside each promotional method that NAMoffers currently work’s within.

** = NAMoffers primary promotional method
*  = NAMoffers secondary promotional method

SOOOOO, which promotional method most suits your skill-set?

I encourage you to set aside some time and learn more about each promotional method!

With that said, NAMoffers will begin releasing a more in depth overview of each promotional method starting in the next couple weeks.  Stay tuned!  NAMoffers, REAL, DIFFERENT!

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