Affiliate Marketing: More Money In 2015

More Money Affiliate Marketing

More Money Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing should receive 35% more spending in 2015

according to reports by the CMOSurvey.org . This represents opportunity for Affiliates who are working with a CPA network for their affiliate marketing? Typically, in years when we see an increase in global spending, we tend to see payouts increase for CPA offers. The amount by which there is an increase from one advertising campaign to another but there is a general increase in payouts. More importantly, the abundance of online advertisements almost certainly increases with additional spending. More often than anything else, the increased budget means higher volume tolerance. In other words, a CPA offer that may have been capped to 1,000 leads will increase to allow perhaps 1,350 leads (using 35% as the exact example).

Does This Impact Everyone?

In general yes. Not only are budgets increased for specific ads, but larger budgets allow for tests in additional markets. This bodes well for affiliates since it is common to have traffic around the world and some areas can be difficult to monetize. As new offers and ad campaigns are made available for more areas, the monetization process becomes easier.

Will I Make More Money?

There is no guarantee that any one specific individual will generate more or less money when spending increases. However, there is 35% more money to be made and that means each and every person has a great opportunity to generate revenue from their affiliate marketing efforts. There’s never been a better time to put forward your best effort with a pro active CPA Network and we invite you to work with CPAlead this coming year. Our staff monitor the market place and are constantly working to ensure that you have bigger and better opportunities to grow your earnings.

Winning In Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing Winning

Affiliate Marketing Winning

Winning In Affiliate Marketing comes from playing to your strengths

Do you know what your strong suits are? Have you experimented with different methods of affiliate marketing? Do you have access to a CPA Network or affiliate marketing platform that provides you with multiple avenues for which to pursue success in affiliate marketing? Or do you, as is often the case, have but one option in front of you where a network offers you a commission for selling something and nothing else.
What I’m really asking is whether you have options to succeed as an affiliate marketer. There are, in fact, many sub-divisions within the world of affiliate marketing but not every affiliate network provides you with access to the various tools and offers that allow you  to test these different sub-divisions out. Let’s take a look at a few of these options and describe how they appeal to different skill sets. Who knows, when you’re done reading, you may end up re-thinking your strategy.

PPC marketing

Pay per click, or PPC, marketing requires that a user click on an advertisement in order for that ad to generate revenue. This form of marketing is primarily used as a
promotional method for those working with an affiliate network (Cost Per Click would be the equivalence for an advertiser). With PPC, the affiliate would promote a CPA offer (cost per action – pays a set amount when a user takes an action such as a purchase, completing a survey etc) offer by purchasing traffic on a pay per click basis. The primary idea here is to generate more revenue from the offer you promote than you spend promoting it. This can also be viewed as arbitrage. Having a strong understanding of marketplace data is important as it will allow you to select the appropriate offer and pair it with a vertical where there is a positive value equation. An ability to track, manage and analyze financial or statistical data is critical here.

Content Locking

Content Locking is a type of affiliate marketing that is performed by barring access to specific content and requiring that a user interact with an advertisement before moving forward. Content Locking is often referred to as pay per download (PPD), file locking or link locking. Conceptually, they are all the same. In any case, a good CPA network should provide you with a variety of options that range from a landing page creator to control over how your content locker behaves. As a marketer, you would benefit from understanding trends within the market place and being creative. If you can understand what is in high demand and deliver it, users are likely to complete offers on your content locker in exchange for access to the restricted content. If you are creative, you can create high quality content that entices users to complete an offer.

Lead Generation

An affiliate marketing paltform should also have the ability to provide you with access to lead generation offers. Although the term “lead” can apply to a vast majority of things, it is narrowed to describe specific verticals when we associate it with lead generation. Lead generation refers to offers that cover spaces like auto insurance, home insurance, mortgages, loans and all other financial instruments. While many skills can help in the world of lead generation, many successful marketers tend to be skilled at search engine optimization (SEO) and are able to create a portal site that leads to specific offers. If this sounds like something you’re good at, you may want to look deeper within your affiliate marketing platform to find lead generation offers.

CPA Marketing

Traditional CPA Marketing tends to cover CPA offers and promotional methods that are not in any one specific sub category. CPA marketing is rather inclusive and is generally understood to imply that incentivizing users to interact with the ad is not allowed (that is reserved for Content Locking and associated methods). If you’re working with a CPA network then you’re already engaged in this type of marketing.
The above list is by no means an inclusive of all affiliate marketing sub categories or the skill sets that you require in order to succeed. However, the idea here is to stimulate thought and encourage you to explore whether the different categories within affiliate marketing. An affiliate network with options is one that allows you to grow as a marketer. At CPAlead, we’re very proud to be recognized as a leading affiliate marketing platform that delivers multiple options and opportunities to our users. Remember, you can’t find the right fit if you aren’t willing to explore different options!

Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

Affiliate Marketing mistakes can be costly

Are you making affiliate marketing mistakes that are costly? While mistakes help us learn and improve, we thought it would be helpful to review a short list of practices that you can correct in order to start generating better results today.

1. Fooled by Words

Far too often new affiliates visit industry “review” sites. Unfortunately, the credibility of review sites in the world of affiliate tends to be extremely low. More often than not, it’s the company that pays the most in “sponsorship” dollars that receives the best reviews. Think about the sites you’ve looked at. Have you noticed that the same companies running banner ads are also near the top of the review list? Have you noticed that those same companies “never” receive a single bad review? Don’t be fooled by the words.

2. Fooled by Numbers

Another common practice, or malpractice, in affiliate marketing is the manipulation of statistics. When dealing with affiliates, I often suggest that they look at their overall earnings and disregard the rest when comparing networks. An Affiliate Network may constantly adjust the amount of clicks they display to inflate the earnings per click that an affiliate is able to generate. Rather than racking your brain and trying to understand who is telling the truth, simply follow the money. At CPAlead, we’ll always cut to the chase and talk dollars and cents like any good CPA Network should. This is a practice that a good CPA network will take and it tends to clear things up quickly. Sure, you can find a page full of manipulated statistics aimed at giving you a false impression, but the idea is that stats are simply a tool to help you analyze your efforts. If you want to know what solution is best for monetizing your traffic, keep an eye on your paycheck. After all, what would you rather see? Some numbers on a screen that tell you you’re doing well or some numbers in your bank account that prove you are? As the old saying goes “Money talks…”

3. Go BIG or Go Home!

A lot of newcomers entering the affiliate marketing space learn about it through online forums. They see screenshots of other people who make $1,000 per day, they read about how others in the marketplace were able to quit their jobs and they feel a fire start burning. An Affiliate will sign up and put in 10 hours a day for two weeks then suddenly quit. The reality is that there is nothing magical about internet marketing. If you’re hoping to hit it big in your first month, you should use your marketing budget towards lottery tickets and keep your fingers crossed tightly. You should be able to start generating revenue in your first month and the wise affiliate will look at the time spent as an investment towards their future. Keep your head down and work hard for 6 months. Don’t focus on how much you’ve earned, focus on learning more and improving your practices. The money will follow.

4. Over Spending on Affiliate Marketing

In the same way that you don’t need to wear a $10,000 suit when applying for your first job at the local grocery store, you don’t need a $10,000 budget to get your start in affiliate marketing. Whether you’re doing Content Locking, Display CPA, PPC or anything else, the barrier of entry is low. Too many beginners dream up a big idea then put a budget behind it and feel extremely discouraged when things don’t pan out. Affiliate Marketing with a CPA Network is like anything else in life in that you need to learn and fail. Failures are learning experiences and help you understand what works. If you throw your budget into an idea when you have no experience and can’t understand what will work, how can you expect to be successful? You’re, in essence, buying another lottery ticket. Don’t fall in love with an idea until you’ve done your homework and learned about what works or doesn’t. Scale up slowly, make small investments and watch to see how things unfold. When you start getting the hang of it, you’ll naturally increase the scope of your projects.

5. Play to Your Strengths

Don’t worry about what seems to be on trend within the marketplace. All too often, newcomers in Affiliate marketing hear the buzz about a new method and want to get on board. Chances are, if everyone is talking about it then you’re too late. There are a lot of different ways to engage in online marketing; Content Locking, display CPA, Lead generation, Pay per click and more. Let’s take PPC (pay per click), being successful for most affiliates requires a strong grasp on mathematics so that you can calculate where and how to spend then forecast your results. Don’t feel pressured into doing it because some guy with a blog took a picture of a Ferrari that probably isn’t his. Focus on where you feel strongest. It might be that you prefer to create videos or software and want to market them with a Content Locker. You may have a very good understanding of the car insurance marketing and want to drive leads through lead generation campaigns. Whatever the case, you’ll enjoy far more success if you play to your strengths than you will following a trend.

If you’re new to affiliate marketing you should read this list then re-read starting at point one. When you’re done, read another dozen articles from industry professionals then begin crafting out a plan. Its better to take an extra day performing research if it means that you’ll save yourself months of heartache.

Authored by Peter Tarr, CEO of CPAlead.

Ten Reasons To Attend Affiliate Summit West

Ten Reasons To Attend Affiliate Summit West

Ten Reasons To Attend Affiliate Summit West

Ten Reasons To Attend Affiliate Summit West that might just convince you to make a great decision.

Understanding the advantages and benefits associated with attending an Affiliate Summit West show could make all the difference in your decision making process. While it is true that businesses tend to make up the majority of exhibitions, like ASW Affiliate Summit West, that is even more reason why affiliates themselves should try to attend. With that said, here is our list of ten reasons to attend Affiliate Summit West‎, regardless of whether you’re an affiliate, a network or anyone else.

1. Targeting

There are a lot of tech shows out there and they all tend to cover a very wide focus. Going to a “tech show” isn’t the same as going to an internet marketing show. Affiliate Summit is laser focused on Affiliate marketing, a sub category of internet marketing and that makes it one of our top ten reasons to attend Affiliate Summit West.

2. Less is More

if you’re an Affiliate you’ll be the center of attention. Yes, there are far more networks and businesses in attendance than there are Affiliates. That alone is a top reason to attend Affiliate Summit since you’ll be the center of attention to everyone you speak with.

3. Seeing is Believing

The Affiliate space has a lot of nameless, faceless and deceptive people lurking about. Each year a handful of networks go bankrupt and swallow the earnings of their Affiliates who never saw it coming. One thing those networks often have in common is that they made up fake identities. Sure you’ve seen an online photo and a bio but have you ever met the person? At Affiliate Summit you can put eyes on the people you’re trusting your fortunes to.

4. Learn More

There’s only so much you can learn from reading up online or going to someone’s website. Whether you’re in a speaking session or having a conversation with someone live, you’re going to have a great opportunity to learn more about whatever it is you’re discussing. Live conversations are fluid, rapidly evolving and often spark new ideas that can be exchanged between two individuals. Plus, you never know who might join into your conversation. When we’re online in a chat, we are chatting with one person. When we’re live, people listen, chime in, add ideas, discuss experiences etc

5. Discover

In the same way that you can only read so much, you can only find so much online as well. Sometimes you don’t get the full story or fully understand what a business has to offer. Forums can be biased, review sites are often “sponsored” by the companies who receive favorable reviews. When you meet with someone or give someone the opportunity to fully explain what they do, you have a clear, unfiltered message delivered to you straight from that company. You would also be surprised at what you can negotiate in person vs online.

6. Promote

Whether you’re promoting yourself or your business, Affiliate Summit sets the stage for you. Having a hard time connecting with someone via e-mail? Unable to get the attention of a higher ranking member of staff? At Affiliate Summit its common to see CEO’s, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors and all sorts of other members of upper management. Plus, you, in person, can’t get lost in a SPAM filter unlike your e-mail can. CPAlead will have multiple members of staff, CEO Peter Tarr included, on hand looking to meet Affiliates and advertising partners alike!

7. Cheap

Everything you do costs money in the world of internet marketing. Every campaign you purchase, every website you build, every opportunity lost due to improper strategy. Affiliate Summit is cheap. The tickets will cost you some money but in the worst case scenario, you needn’t even buy a ticket to get on the floor. Walk around at the show, in the hotel, in the lobby. Its not hard to find people since everyone has a name tag on that includes who they are representing (if anyone).

8. Fun In Vegas

It’s Winter. Its slightly after New Year’s and there isn’t a lot to do otherwise. This year at Affiliate Summit, CPAlead is teaming with Affiliate Ball to present the biggest and best party yet. Grammy award winner and international superstar Sean Paul be performing live and all the stops are being pulled out to make it a night you won’t forget. Why not visit Las Vegas and enjoy some warmer weather while improving your chances of being successful in internet marketing. You’re not just attending Affiliate Summit West, you’re taking a small vacation.

9. Promos

Not to be confused with promoting yourself, promos are common at Affiliate Summit. A large number of companies in attendance will be having show specific promotions which range from months of free service, to bonus earnings, right down to prizes. CPAlead, for example, are presenting Affiliate Ball featuring Sean Paul and will be giving away a trip to Miami! Everyone loves promos and the abundance thereof is a top ten reason to attend Affiliate Summit West.

10. No Regrets

Affiliate marketing is a highly competitive industry. Whether you’re in business for yourself or working for a different company, you’re guaranteed to regret missing an opportunity this year. Think back at 2014, did you miss any opportunities that you wish you had seized? I can’t think of a single person who can say no to that. Affiliate Summit is an opportunity treasure trove for this industry. It’s better to attend, explore opportunities and seize those which make sense then to lose time throughout the year regretting what you missed.

To learn more about attending Affiliate Summit West or to make accommodations, please visit Affiliate Summit For those of you interested in meeting with CPAlead or attending the Affiliate Ball, hosted by CPAlead, featuring Sean Paul live. Please contact us! Finally, for those of you who are still unsure, take another read through our ten reasons to attend Affiliate Summit West starting at point one.

Affiliate Summit West Party With CPAlead & Sean Paul

Affiliate Summit West Party With CPAlead & Sean Paul – you’re invited!

Its been a while since CPAlead threw a big party and we want everyone to know that the upcoming Affiliate Summit West Party With CPAlead & Sean Paul which is happening on January 19th. This year at Affiliate Summit West, CPAlead is taking the lead in bringing you the Affiliate Ball party where Sean Paul will be performing LIVE. If you’re interested in attending, we’ve got free tickets for all of our affiliates that are part of our CPA network (either of them) whether you do Content Locking, Non incentive CPA.

You may also be interested to know that we will be raffling off prizes which will include a Trip To Miami, Florida where the winner will be able to relax on the beach and enjoy one of the most vibrant, fun cities in the country. For those interested, simply show up to Affiliate Ball and get your raffle from CPAlead who will provide details.

Consider this an end of the year gift to all of our Affiliates. We love all of you and are lucky to have you as part of our network. Everyone is welcome to attend the party and tickets are free for our Affiliates so get in touch with us today and we’ll be sure to accommodate!

* Sean Paul is a Raggae and Hip Hop Superstar as well as one of the most popular artists on the planet right now. His current song “Bailando” became the #1 song in the world in 2014 and broke several records along the way. Sean Paul won multiple awards, including a Grammy Award for best Raggae Album and has been nominated for multiple others.

Las Vegas, Affiliate Summit West Party With CPAlead & Sean Paul…don’t miss it!

For those interested in learning more about attending the summit, please visit Affiliate Summit’s website

Affiliate Summit West Party With CPAlead & Sean Paul

Affiliate Summit West Party With CPAlead & Sean Paul

CPA Network Social Marketing

 

CPA Network Marketing
CPA Network Marketing

 

CPA Network Social Marketing Strategies

Those working within affiliate marketing, particularly those using a CPA Network, who are looking to generate traffic often look to Social Media. Is Social Media a strong traffic driver? Of course it is! Most Affiliates understand that but where they run into problems is in figuring out “how” to drive social media traffic and more importantly, how to optimize their efforts so that each visitor has value. After all, having a lot of traffic that isn’t properly optimized will only lead to frustration and confusion “I have traffic but aren’t making money!”. CPA network marketing doesn’t need to be so difficult.

So where do you start?

First off, you can forget about trying to market to a friends list in hopes that they will visit the URL you suggest and earn you money. The only thing that will do is generate low quality traffic (low quality = low money) and have you lose friends along the way. Instead, you should start a fan page or account that is focused on a specific topic. Think about something that you could blog about, only imagine that your Social Media account is your blog. You’ll want to target a specific vertical with any of your CPA network marketing efforts, whether they’re traditional CPA, ledgen, content locking, ppc or otherwise.

Need an example?

Let’s say that you want to focus on generating revenue from mobile games. You could start a fan page discussing mobile games and include all sorts of great content such as reviews, photos, tips, links to different games etc. Once you establish a following, you could then start including some CPA offers that are focused on mobile games. Your initial efforts will generate credibility for you and build trust with your followers who, in turn, will be more likely to look at the campaign you send them over to. This is where optimization comes into play as well. Having blogged about mobile games then included an ad that’s about mobile games, you will have targeted the right audience and can be sure that each individual who visits the campaign will have a much higher value vs someone who isn’t interested in games.

The same principles apply for any vertical. Let’s say that you’re interested in promoting beauty products. You would want to generate fans that are interested in beauty first, then introduce your CPA network or Content Locking campaigns, which are focused on beauty, to them. The better you target someone based on their interests, the more valuable they will be.

The method described above works perfectly for normal CPA network marketing but what about Content Locking? Are the strategies any different? Yes and no. With Content Locking, the methods described above are still ideal but you do have some flexibility. If you are delivering high quality content to your users and decide that you want to “Content Lock” something special like a PDF Guide, a special video tutorial, a piece of software etc, you don’t necessarily need to match the topic to the CPA campaigns as closely since that user is “incentivized” to complete an offer.

Which is best? That depends on your users, your target and how strong your quality of content is. We suggest experimenting with both and finding multiple channels to drive traffic. There’s no rule saying that you can only build one group of followers within the Social Media world and most successful Affiliates manage multiple pages, lists and accounts that allow them to generate heavy volume for any type of cpa network marketing . If you’re struggling to get started, try the basics we’ve outlined here first.

CPA Networks For Charity #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday December 2nd, 2014

CPA Affiliate Marketing is a fascinating space. It provides us all with the opportunity to do exciting work, comfortably, while earning a good living. This year, CPAlead is grateful for a lot of things business wise. We were able to develop and launch a new CPA Network division that is non-incentive based and grow it to be what we feel is the best in the business. We were able to revolutionize our invention of Content Locking and add so many great, exclusive to CPAlead, features that put our network even further ahead of the competition. We’re truly grateful to our Affiliates and colleagues for supporting us and helping make this happen. Today’s article is about #givingtuesday

As we think about our successes and good fortune, we’re also reminded about those who are less fortunate. Not everyone has an opportunity to work in a great space like CPA marketing. Not everyone has an opportunity to work at all. We exist in a space where the number one concern is “how much” when there are others who’s biggest issue remains “how little”. As we get closer and closer to the holidays, we’re encouraging CPA Affiliates to ask that their networks get involved and make a difference in the lives of those who are in need. Whether its through individual efforts or as a corporation, many of us can spare something to help someone in need.

At CPAlead we want to spread the word and support #GivingTuesday . This Tuesday, December 4th 2014, is giving Tuesday. #GivingTuesday is a simply an effort to give more. A day where families, communities, businesses and individuals come together in celebration of generosity and find a way to give a little bit more.

If you happen to read this short post, please do take a minute to pass it along to a friend, family member or colleague.

Visit #GivingTuesday to learn more.

Thank you

Content Locking

Content Locking

Content Locking

Content Locking

as many already know, CPAlead invented Content Locking in 2009 after creating the incentive CPA market back in 2006. Through the years, Content Locking and incentive CPA marketing has proliferated and now serves as the backbone for dozens of online businesses. However, Content Locking and Incentive CPA platforms have by and large remained the exact same over time.

Having innovated and created the space to begin with, the team at CPAlead spent a considerable amount of time developing a platform that could introduce fresh new ideas, useful features and an overall value proposal that would allow Affiliates to receive a new and improved experience that they would not be able to find elsewhere.

CPAlead accomplished that goal and over the next few weeks, we’ll look at the new, exciting, world of Content locking and Incent CPA marketing as delivered by CPAlead.

Until then, we’ll briefly preview what is to come by detailing some exciting new features, tools and developments which you can you expect to read about soon.

The CPAlead Offer Engine:

A proprietary, cutting edge, algorithm built by CPAlead that aligns an Affiliate’s individual performance with the exact campaigns that will deliver the best return on investment.

The CPAlead Landing Page Pro:

A powerful piece of software, built by CPAlead, that allows Affiliates to develop professional quality landing pages within the CPAlead dashboard. The Landing Page Pro was designed with Affiliates of all skill levels in mind. Whether you’re a complete beginner looking to click a few buttons and generate a professional page or an advanced user who wants to input HTML code and modify the page CSS, the Pro Landing Page tool was built for you.

The CPAlead Loyalty Program:

Every Affiliate who joins CPAlead is automatically enrolled in the loyalty rewards program (aka the achievement program). For every dollar generated, you earn points and unlock achievements. You quickly and easily earn achievements which come with prizes like iPad minis, PS4’s, Xbox One’s and more. You’ll also, constantly, receive bonuses to your earnings of 3%, 5%, 7%, 8%, 10% and more!

Want to experience Content Locking and Incentive CPA marketing revolutionized? Sign up with CPAlead today and experience all of our advantages for yourself!

CPA Network Lead Generation

CPA network lead generation

CPA network lead generation

Looking for a CPA Network with Lead Generation offers?

At CPAlead, we know that some of the best performing offers that a CPA network can provides its affiliates are lead generation offers. As a result, we at CPAlead spent the last year developing relationships with some of the bests online lead generation buyers, sellers and networks.

Today, CPAlead will be inputting dozens of ,additional, high quality Lead Generation offers that range from auto insurance to finance, health & beauty, fitness, health insurance and more.
Not only are we delivering our offers through one of the most cutting edge CPA dashboards on the marketplace, we’re also providing you with the absolute best payouts possible.

Join CPAlead today and we’ll help you generate more revenue from your traffic than ever before.

*Don’t forget about our rewards program! For every dollar you generate with CPAlead, you earn valuable points towards reward like
the iPad, Xbox One / PS4, Macbook Air, Trips to Las Vegas for two and more!

Our CPA Network has 7,500+ CPA offers

CPA network cpa offers

Our CPA Network = MORE CPA offers

We wanted to update all of you and let you know that at CPAlead, our CPA Network has had a lot of success in securing a large inventory of CPA offers. CPAlead is proud to say that, with over 7,500 offers in our system, we deliver more offers, more creatives and bigger payouts than competing CPA networks.

Our CPA Network Covers The Globe

Do you have global traffic? Specific countries that you cater to? Do you operate in the mobile space or focus on mobile traffic? Do you have any specific niches that you operate in? No matter what you’re looking for, we promise that we’ll deliver the right offer to you. As an Affiliate marketing network that specializes in the CPA space, we have an abundance of experience and know how to cater to the needs of our affiliate base. In fact, CPAlead has generated over $100 million dollars for affiliates on our CPA Network and we want everyone to enjoy that same level of success, Please join today and let us show you why we’re one of the longest running CPA companies in the world and why we’re the absolute best CPA network there is!