When you want to start your affiliate marketing jorney you should choose an offer and traffic source. Of cource you could say about tracer, pre-landings, creatives, etc., but in my opinion if you have bad offer or super saturated traffic source your chanses to find your first profit extrwmly decreses. So let’s speak about traffic sources, that I’m using for now and I’m planning to use in 2020.
This is the first and biggest push ads network. Good thing is that owners and team always work on improvement of traffic quality, for example, they’ve added a “free-click” feature. If they determine that from some of the feed sources you’re getting bot traffic – you will not pay.
Minimum deposit – 100 USD
Minimum bid – 0,001 USD (0,1 US cent)– CPC
100 different feeds (but if your balance below 500 USD you could create ad campaigns only for main feed)
Vertical auction (you could buy traffic from MP creatives for one of available countries and verticals)
Loyalty system (when you fill your balance for 500 USD or more you will get “MP”, 1 MP = 15$. The minimum value for exchange is 10 MP)
I love this push ads network. First of all, they always have some promotions for new or existing advertisers. For now, you could get 1000₽ (~15 USD) to test their traffic. Second – they have the lowest minimum CPM on the market 0,01₽ (~0,00016 USD). Third – very fast support in Telegram.
Another one push ads network with HQ cheap traffic. I think there are best split test options in ProppellerAds. When you create your campaign you could create several ad copies, and then in dashboard open your campaign – creatives, and see how it works.
Minimum deposit – 100 USD
Minimum bid – 0,01 USD – CPM
Target by user activity (higher activity – higher CTR)
I love to buy traffic in the CPM model because it gives me the opportunity to buy more cheap traffic. Of course, I could buy Trending.Bid and PropellerAds traffic through Megapush, but when I buy it directly I could buy more for less price.
Hi, there! Today I want to show you not exactly the case study. It’s more like an example of short time opportunity.
It was August 2018 and I have some extra money to invest in some internet traffic sources. I’ve decided to buy a site. I have something like 400 USD on this, so I was looking for a niche-specified underestimated site (for example something in short term loans niche) or site with auto-generated content.
I thought like this – I have not so much time or money so it should work as is, or with an small amount of work on it (rewrite some content or re-design, etc.). I have almost 0 experience in SEO and all of this, because of that I’ve preferred a site with proven traffic but weak monetization.
When you buy a site – its price usually estimates buy investment retention. For good strong projects, it’s about 35 X site monthly profit, for autogenerated sites it could be 3-6 months. Great thing was that not all of the webmasters were using push subscriptions as monetization. I don’t exactly know why. Some of them were afraid about behavioral factors to decrease maybe, somebody just didn’t know.
This one factor creates a window of opportunities – I have some data from the traffic that I was buying from pop ad networks (to collect push subs) and I understand average profit that each push sub could give me. Ok, enough words let’s have a look at 1 of the sites that I’ve bought in that period.
I’ve bought джастклик.рф for 85 USD in September 2018 there are 400 visitors in a day (average). And it gives something around 30-60 USD per month. That’s not a huge amount of money, but all that I’ve done – spend 1-2 hours to choose a site, 2 hours to move it on my VDS, 1 hour to add push subscription monetization. And after all, it has made ~550 USD out of 85USD + 2USD in the domain name.
This site still getting views from Google, so that’s not the end of the story. There are always some great opportunities to invest money or create a side income. We just shouldn’t afraid to try something new.
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Hi, guys, today I’m gonna show you one of the easiest way (in my opinion) to start affiliate marketing. So let’s talk about evergreen vertical – adult dating. I think that this is the best vertical to start, because even without any experience you could create good creatives, and if you find a good traffic source you would be profitable. Also, there are a lot of CPA (cost per action) offers with free registration – so it’s easier to get conversions and make optimization.
Ok, I want to show you push ads network (Trending.Bid) with lowest CPM bid I’ve ever seen. For now, it is 0,01₽ (0,00016 USD) of course you couldn’t buy tier 1 geo for this price. But for all countries, there is not so saturated auction like in other networks, for example, I have bought Poland mobile traffic with an average CPC of ~0,2 US cents. Current volume and bid for each country you could see on the “news” page.
As you see you could but traffic from Turkey with 0,00032 USD – 3k push ads views for 0,1 US cent. That’s really crazy.
When you work with push ads you should use pre-landers with age verifying (if you want to send visitors to adult offers). Here are some examples of age verification pre-landings.
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I recommend placing your pre-landers on the hosting or VDS that has a low time delay for most of the countries. There is an easy way or right way. If you want to make it easy choose simple hosting (cheaper is better), for example Zomro – starts from 1.25 EUR per month (10 day free trial). If you want to do it in the right way I recommend to use Digital Ocean (if you use my refferal link you’ll get $50 free bonus), choose VDS in Amsterdam or Frankfurt. Droplet for 10-15 USD in a month would be enough for beginning. Another advantage of this hosting is that you could easily scale your VDS when you need – increase SSD or CPU. You should install control panel on it – I recommend Vesta CP – it’s completely free, easy to install and you could create SSL certificates in 2 clicks.
Ok. So how to set-up your pre-landing properly. I use one button pre-landings like “Yes, I am 18+” etc. I save my pre-landings in *.php files to send sub ids through pre-landing to an affiliate program. Example of code, that solves this problem:
I recommend to set up postback links in affiliate ad networks. Like this – edit SmartLink – S2S postback URL 1 – Copy value from your trending bid ads campaign and paste it in this field.
Almost the same operation for CPAmatica – go to mainstream SmartLink and paste the value from trending bid ad company.
Campaign and creative settings. If you’re a newbie and want to make your first profit I recommend starting from not saturated geos, low bids and all subscription age (including push subs that 90+ days on). You could start from Poland, Italy, Germany, Hungary with a bid of 0,6₽-3₽ – Mobile OS – All languages (and duplicate campaigns for desktop OS’s). Also, you could start from all geo except India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan with bid 0,1₽ it also would be profitable.
For campaign I choose 1 impression per user in a day, for creative 1 impression per user in 14 days. So User would see only 1 of my creatives in a day and would see the same creative after 14 days.
About creatives. 1) Be creative – yes you shouldn’t do the same things that all your colleagues do. Spy services could give you some examples but you should change them as much as possible. 2) Create at least 5-7 creatives for each geo. In my experience one of them would be the winner – profitable from the start. If there are no conversions with ad spent that equals to your CPA – stop it. 3) Add new creatives every 1-2 weeks for each of you working geos.
The main idea isn’t new – buy cheap traffic from not restricted sources (pop-up traffic and adult are restricted) to your Adsense site. Is it restricted by Adsense rules? No.
But when we speak about AdSense arbitrage we should track the quality of buying traffic. And of course, if something would be wrong with this traffic google could terminate your account. But Google could do it anyway, so… ))
This post is result of my test in Megapu.Sh. I’m a greedy person, so I really like to buy cheap traffic and try to monetize it, also it gives me an opportunity to make more tests.
Desktop push ads – better for tests (just my theory)
Most of all push ads case studies about mobile traffic. That’s because of CR on mobile traffic always higher than on desktop (of course there are some exceptions but whatever). The second reason is that amount of mobile subscriptions higher in 5-200 times. But to make some tests (choose an offer for ex.) desktop would be more comfortable.
So I have made first of all desktop campaigns. If I have positive ROI I create a copy on mobile.
Countries to start
Main idea – buy cheap traffic (CPC 0,1-0,2$) . After that I was looking for countries with rather big desktop audience in MP – 20 mln+ (exception if some of offers goes really well – then OK I could try to make creatives on each and every geo of this offer).
And in your affiliate netowrks should be offers for this geo (for example it’s really difficult to find offers for Afghanistan).
Creatives, countries and offers, that have worked for me
Man’s nutra (ACE)
PC game (World Of Tanks)
I’m making creatives by myself for CIS regions or English speaking countries. When it comes to other regions I cut text from landing page, paste it in google translate, find parts that would be good for heading and main message.
How I had start to work with push-subscriptions offers
I had start full time work with paid traffic in august 2018. I’ve used pop-ad networks with push subcription offers. I had chosen revenue-share model (because long-time ROI higher). I was working with BadBoys.network – best push subscription affiliate program in my opinion. In November they’ve stopped work with affiliates (start use only their own media buying department to collect push-subscriptions).
This is simple example of small, but profitable affiliate marketing campaign. So, I had some balance (near 220 usd) on push ads network – MegaPush. I hadn’t spent it for a 2 or 3 month, so I decide to make tests.