When I first started affiliate marketing I thought the only difference between me and successful affiliates was that I didn’t have the right traffic source. The reason why I wasn’t making money wasn’t due to my strategy it was due to my channel. I had this mentality for a long time, but as I grew into a successful affiliate I grew out of that thought process. Now, recently, one of the affiliates on my . . . course spent several minutes explain to me how they weren’t successful due to them having the wrong traffic source, and it reminded me: that’s exactly how I used to think.
You can’t always blame your traffic source, sometimes you’re the one that’s making the error.
There are several traffic sources out there, Propeller ads, Zeropark, Adcash and Avazu DSP to name a few. If you’re using one or several of them and you’re not doing as well as you think you should don’t fall into the trap of thinking it’s the source. If other affiliates are making tens of thousands or more, through the traffic sources I listed then the traffic sources can’t be the problem.
Evaluate what you’re doing, evaluate your campaign, because traffic source is less than half the battle. Yes, they’re important, but it takes a lot more to make a campaign successful and profitable.
• Are you using the right landing page scripts and technology such as good hosting to maximize conversion rates?
• Is the campaign targeted correctly? For example, are you hitting the right demographic or is you site placement in the best bid position possible
• When is your campaign doing best? Pull stats and see what times and days you campaign is most effective.
• How good are you landing page?
• Have you worked with each offer available in your vertical or GEO
• Are your angles tried and tested?
• What do your campaign and strategies have that puts you a step above other affiliates?
• Are your ads effective? If not, why?
• Have you split tested the same offer or similar offers across several networks
There must be over one hundred points that I evaluate when looking at a campaign. I’m not saying you have to do the same, but the more you analyse the better. The best affiliates will be able to make a profit from almost any traffic source, whether they’re the best traffic sources or not.
The most vital thing to have in affiliate marketing is the correct approach and an open mindset, so you don’t limit your poor performances to one element. More than likely there’s one thing you need to adjust in order to improve your performances. Repetition is the key to success, keep launching campaigns, keep split testing offers and keep spying on what your competition is running.
Don’t soak in information from various affiliate platforms and do nothing with it. Put what you learn into action.
Remember: affiliate marketing is an industry where you’re constantly learning. I’ve been in this industry for longer than I can remember, and I’m still learning. If you want to use everything I have learned and guarantee success, and I mean guarantee, then you can join the mobile immersion area today.
Affiliate marketing has always been a difficult industry and of recent it is becoming even harder to become successful within it, but this is only if you’re choosing to operate by yourself.
As with anything, it’s easier to achieve goals if you function in a group who share the same interests and have similar drives. Today, there are even more applications that can block your landing pages and reveal your best-converting campaigns to competitors.
This is where the benefit of learning affiliate techniques with others come in: you can share ideas with people who are different, who think differently and can provide different angles that you can all benefit from.
In this industry you spend many hours working by yourself, especially if you’re just starting out, but as you progress the benefits of groups and networking should become clear, and if it isn’t already then hopefully this post will make you realise it is.
In the affiliate industry, groups of affiliates getting together and learning together is called masterminding. The benefit of these is everything I said above, and it also makes it easier for everyone involved as you can collectively cut through all the useless information there is regarding affiliate marketing out there.
Still, when a large group of people get together it’s very easy to lose track and control on the topic(s) you’re all meant to be discussing. To make sure your get together, gatherings or mastermind is successful you should
• Give as much as you take. That means contribute. Don’t be afraid that any piece of information share means it’ll damage your chances of making money. If anything, it will inspire others to contribute more. Affiliates are competitive about anything.
• Don’t share information outside of the group. That defeats the whole purpose of the Mastermind.
• Although it’s alright to discuss other things that might not be related to the mastermind try to always stay on point. I advise making your group about one particular thing as Affiliate marketing is a big industry, so narrowing it down will make your mastermind more successful.
• Smaller groups are easier to maintain. You can learn more and they last longer. As well as this, with less people you’ll connect with each other more
• There’s nothing wrong with being part of more than one Mastermind. Different groups will be about different things, so learn as much as you can.
• If you have the opportunity to meet any of them in person take it. This could be at a conference. Get together in person and work.
• Don’t be afraid to call out anyone who isn’t bringing any knowledge to the group. If you feel like someone’s slacking. Let them know. If they continue, then they need to leave.
• If you feel like the group isn’t benefiting you then move on.
• Make sure just not anyone can join your group: screen them so that the members are more or less all on the same level. This will make things work faster if you’re all on the same level of expertise. Another way of screening is to make sure you only have members who are absolutely 110% serious about succeeding by adding a barrier to entry, similar to what I have done with the Mobile Immersion Mastermind Group by only letting Gold Mobile Immersion Members join.
It’s also important to set dates and times that you can all meet, and make sure everyone sticks to them.
There are plenty of affiliates out there, but you don’t let everyone in your group. Find people in forums, conferences (which is the whole point in conferences: networking). If there are any affiliates meeting up in your area or near it then make sure you attend and network. If you have an affiliate manger be sure if they anyone that would like to create a mastermind group with you, if so then be sure to ask to be introduced.
There are certain types of people you just need to avoid in your life. Those types of people can be very poisonous to you and will always have a negative effect on your forwardness in life. It’s very important for Entrepreneurs to always stay focused and the diversions and pressure that poisonous individuals bring into your life is quite unnecessary barriers, so it’s better to avoid them.
You most likely knew several individuals that are poisonous – they might work for you, you might be friends with some or perhaps you even stay with one or two of such people. The sooner you start avoiding them and make effort to remove them from your life, the better. They are just pure poison. Here are 8 poisonous kinds of people you need to steer clear of.
The envious type
Being an entrepreneur could be an extremely bumpy journey full of many ups and downs. Life is not always what we want it to be. While it’s paramount to have people that will be there for you during your down times, it’s important as well to have those who will rejoice with you during your achievements. Envious individuals won’t ever be happy for you, no matter what. They only believe that good things should come to them and nobody else. You want to do away with these types of people.
The judgemental type
Judgmental individuals will forever be looking for ways to criticize everything and anything they come in contact with. You can take time to clarify something to them in great detail, but they always fail to understand. They are quick to draw conclusions without any hard facts or details. They are terrible at conveying and do not listen well. Asking for comments or guidance from a judgmental person is a total waste of time. Just avoid such a person.
The pompous/arrogant type
Never mistake arrogance for confidence. Confident Individuals tend to inspire others while pompous/arrogant individuals annoy and intimidate. The arrogant type of person believes they are better than any person around them. This type of person is not comfortable to deal with in a business environment and can be very annoying if you have them as friends.
The know-it-all type
This group of people do not ever listen to anything from someone else. They do not have to, they believe they know the best method to do everything and because according to them they understand everything. They’re a total nightmare to cope with in a business environment and can be quite a pain in your personal life. For a business to be successful, it requires groups of individuals that will listen to each other and work as a team. For those who have the “know-it-all” type in your team, it can create a lot of confusion and cause delays in getting things done.
The negative type
A person who’s constantly negative will empty your positive energy instantly – they thrive on bringing down everyone around them. You’ll never receive any words of encouragement from a Negative person. They are going to discredit every thought you’ve got and instead of being encouraging they’re going to go out of their way to point out every possible way you can fail, rather than focus on possibility and possibilities. They are number one energy suckers, so make sure to get rid of them from your life.
The constant victim
This type of person always blames others for their mistakes and actions. The “constant victim” type of person is very poisonous to have in a workplace, as they will always point accusing fingers for things they did. Flush them out of your organization and life if possible and remove that problem.
The unceasing gossiper
Anyone who gossips ceaselessly is very insecure. They just don’t know how to separate rumours from facts. Having a gossiper in your company may be quite damaging – they may easily produce a negative environment and are cancers to the growth of your business growth.
The perpetual liars
To be successful you must surround yourself with other people that are successful and that you can trust and count on to be there for you. Liars can’t be trusted and it is tough to count on them because you never know if they’re lying or telling the truth. That sort of doubt will wear you out immediately. Remove them from your life immediately. That way, you don’t have to keep wondering if you’re being told lies.
If any of the above sounds familiar, then there’s the chance you’re being exposed to poisonous people. You need to think about removing them from the equation, letting you stay constantly focused on achieving your goals without unnecessary diversions.
Hope your doing well and had a great Christmas, I want to celebrate the coming of the new year by offering you 55% off every Mobile Immersion Package.
However you’ll need to hurry if you want to take advantage of this once in an lifetime discount as it will only be available from 28th of December till the 3rd of January.
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I guarantee that I will never offer this type of discount again so get it while it’s here.
Anyway am of out now to go by some food, alcohol and party poppers for a massive new years party I’m organizing. Have a great new year and I hope that 2016 is an amazing year for you.
About nine months ago, I started a follow along thread on the AffiliateFix Forum titled Diary of a Rookie Affiliate, which documented my journey to success in the world of mobile CPA marketing.
6 months after starting that thread I had hit my first $4,000 day (I have since surpassed that and hit many $xx,xxx days)
Before I started that journey I had already lost $xxxx trying to learn affiliate marketing, and I was on the edge of giving up on it completely. My house was close to being repossessed and I was out of a job, but I stuck with it. You’re probably wondering what kept me in the game, and I’m about to explain why.
Someone on another forum posted a success story about how they had fallen off, become a fruitless and began working for someone else, but they were able to pull themselves out of the gutter and make over one million dollars in revenue in under ten months a large part of it being profit, by promoting sweepstakes offers.
This reminded me that it was possible, and I started to think of the money I was losing as a tuition fee paying for what I didn’t know but had to learn.
The experience led me to believe that there are three types of people in this business:
- Those who have not discovered how to win
For a long time I was in the last category, but after adjusting my strategy and committing to working on one vertical and traffic source things have gotten better and better.
I still remember all the ups-and-downs I went through, like learning how to find good offers, what types of landing pages converted best for what vertical and the different types of mobile subscription flows. It took thousands of hours, working seven days a week with sleepless nights included to figure it out.
I documented my whole journey on the AffiliateFix Forum and over 12,000 people have read it so far. I am humbled by this.
If you want a good idea of what the journey to being successful in this business is like, then my Diary of a Rookie Affiliate is definitely worth a read.
This is the reason why I created the Mobile Immersion Area, so that anybody wanting to make money promoting mobile CPA offers could learn everything they needed to know to start profiting from this huge vertical using a fraction of the time and cost it took me to become successful.
You can sign up to the Mobile Immersion Area by Clicking Here.
I can almost feel their disappointment when they read my reply to their email:
My buddy K over at Affiliatfix has just done a mad update of the forum and it looks f**king amazing . If you haven’t already make sure to pop over and check it out. I’m really active on the board so if you have any quick fire questions about mobile CPA affiliate marketing make sure to drop a post.
P.S Dont forget to check out the “resources” section aswell it looks crazy HOT!