Beginners Guide To Making Money With Affiliate Marketing

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by kyrash, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. kyrash

    kyrash New Member

    Having been a member of this forum for some time now, i like the positive energy in here and want to use this opportunity to give back in some way. So even if just one member benefits from the information i will be providing in the following days/weeks/months thats fine.

    The method/methods i will be discussing here are to help those who wish to start making money online from home.

    The first thing i will be talking about is CPA Marketing (Cost Per Action)
    in CPA marketing, majority of commission comes from the user simply performing certain required task on the advertisers site. This required action could be in the form of user simply supplying his/her email address to the advertiser for further information, and you get paid once this action is fulfilled.

    Another example could be user simply taking out a free trial and you get your commission. That is CPA marketing in a nutshell.

    So the first thing to you need to do is to register with affiliate networks. You will be required to supply your site/blog that will be used in promoting the affiliate program.

    Wow...bear with me people, writing is not one of my hobbies so i better keep this short before we all get lost in this mumbo jumbo lol

    Step 1: Sign up for an affiliate account using your site or blog (there are many affiliate companies but i recommend neverblueads,clickbooth and hydra)
    Note: There are many affiliate networks you can join but i just stuck to those 3 above cos i dont like to stretch myself too thin.

    Step 2: I advice you not to wait for them to call you regarding your application. Instead call them as soon as you have finished the application.

    Step 3: You get approved and we move on to the kind of offers you need to be continued
  2. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    kyrash: Step 2: I advice you not to wait for them to call you regarding your application. Instead call them as soon as you have finished the application.
    I have never had to call anyone about affiliate marketing applications... but then there are several companies that never did accept my app on Commission Junction either so are you saying it is better to call them??

    I just usually go find something that IS available or google for stuff that not everyone else is using already.

    Thanks for the post - great job.[​IMG]
  3. FreeCashMan

    FreeCashMan Well-Known Member

    As one who is part of several affiliate networks, I'm not sure that calling first has any true bearing on acceptance. I've never called any that I've gotten approved with, and heck some of the big ones you can't even get on the phone with the right decision maker.

    If you want to get approved for affiliate site; you best chance of doing so is to create blog or two, geared towards a niche and submit that with you application. That is what affiliate networks are looking for. One of the places to easily create a blog is to go to then go to any of the countless article directories and copy several articles. A good 10 post, would help, and could be all you need to get going any probably most affiliate networks.

    Then promote your site.
  4. csparker

    csparker New Member

    I agree with FreeCashMan - Start up a few blogs closely related to the niche you are working in. Make sure your content has value and when you get established you should have no problems.
  5. TJamMoneyMan

    TJamMoneyMan Well-Known Member

    Yes, CPA is a good way to make money online.
    Some of those CPA's pay quite a bit.
    Even hundreds of dollars, for medical/legal ads!
    But many pay you up to $20 and more, for the 'clicker' giving up only an email address (you get more for those that require more on the 'clicker's part).

    I too don't think you need to call, unless there's a problem.
    It can help.
    Sometimes it's a requirement!
    But I wouldn't call unless it was necessary.

    You should have good website.
    And often the Affiliate will deny you, but wants to wait awhile before approving you, just to be sure you are for real and have an active website.

    I have joined over 50 of these myself - which is another story!

    Just be careful you are getting clicks from folx who are genuinely interested in the ad.

    Getting folx to click on your website ads can get your account terminated.
    You can also NOT get paid if they think the clicks are bogus!
    'False leads' they call them.

    Just a warning if anyone comes across such an scheme, as I did.
  6. JayePause

    JayePause New Member

    Somewhat informative, however the one thing that puzzles me, is
    why did you have to call the affiliate company?

    Usually, in most cases, although there are some rarities, affiliate
    program signups are automatic.

    However there are some cases where your account in a particular program would have to be manually verified, as that is just the way that they run their business.

    Although, your post lacks some things. You should never end your post with to be continued. There are tons of ways that you could have added to that last statement to close, and at least leave your viewers with some kind of an answer, instead of to be continued.
  7. ambitious48

    ambitious48 New Member

    Yes, I agree........please continue......
    I am a newbie here but have been working from home on and off for app. 4 years. As we all know good jobs of all sorts are "slim pickins"[​IMG] everywhere. In my case, especially for older (40+) Moms, rentering the work force after years of raising children.

    Please don't leave us hanging ......please continue.
  8. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    what are some of the better paying CPA places?
  9. FreeCashMan

    FreeCashMan Well-Known Member

    I just emailed you a couple of sites that I use and that are very good in my view.

    There are many out there to chose from but of course all are not the same. Some are more user friendly than others, amongst other things.

  10. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Thanks a heap! I will go take a look...[​IMG]
  11. kyrash: Step 3: You get approved and we move on to the kind of offers you need to be continued
    This is not always work as easy as that.
    Hydra , for example, is not an easy get affiliate network so you need to prepare yourself with a very good visited site, 1000 unique visitor a month.
    Second option is to use your friends, foe example, I am a member in maxbounty and my friend tried to accept there and was rejected. I contacted my manager there (every one has manager assigned to him) and asked her to approve him, and she did.

    Same is with copeac, I tried to be accepted and was rejected, my friend helped me out with that.

    Use your contacts.


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