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Archive for November, 2007

Nov 27,2007

You may or may not be wondering how I have been able to ramp up my affiliate marketing campaigns in such a short period of time and make them extremely successful. I had debated whether or not I wanted to publicize my resource as it has been so successful for me thus far that I wanted to keep it my little secret. Well that is silly and foolish of me! There really is no competition in this game when you consider the billions of combinations of keywords and campaigns that can be run.

So here it is:

What is PPC Coach? It is what it implies. PPC-Coach is run by an expert affiliate marketer who is there to teach you everything you need to become successful. Coach has been doing this full time for 2 years now and as he says “I make more than a doctor, working form home in my underwear”.

The site is subscription based and costs $49.99/month. Sounds like a lot? Well, if you are serious about doing this it is a drop in the bucket. As you may have seen in my previous posts, I have made MUCH more than that in profits using Coach’s advice. This is the only fee-based site I have ever joined, and I can’t recommend it enough.

What do you get for your monthly membership? This is the first question you will most likely have and it’s the best one. You get a multitude of things with your membership including:

  • access to the PPC-Coach to answer any and all ppc related or affiliate marketing questions you have
  • access to the PPC Coach Members Forum, where other members can post questions and post answers for you to see [there are loads of experienced and newbie members as well Affiliate Managers from various affiliate networks on board]
  • access to specific merchants to promote, (yes we will tell you what to promote if you don’t want to use your own stuff).
  • access to a growing number of tutorials and guides
  • access to how to videos online (these are absolute GOLD!)
  • access to like minded individuals who want to succeed just as much as you do.

Check out the site and read over the FAQ’s etc. and post here if you have any questions. I don’t know if I am doing a good enough job of selling this to you or not. I guess the bottom line I can say is that I joined on November 6th and as of yesterday (21 days in) I have earned $754.00 in profit!

Please check out the site and post any questions you might have here and I will answer them as best as I can. If you do join, send me an email and tell me your username so we can hook up in the forums!

Edit 1/17/2008 – I am now averaging $50/day profit using these techniques!

Edit 1/31/2008 – I am now averaging $75/day profit using these techniques!

Edit 9/22/2008 – I had a $1700 profit day this month using these techniques!

Nov 19,2007

I know I haven’t been posting here much lately and I have good reason. Besides the fact my 2 kids keep me busy at every free moment (which I wouldn’t trade for anything), I have been diligently learning the affiliate marketing game. In the coming days I will share with you the single greatest resource you can have if you are serious about making money with PPC online. It is simply the best and has helped me in motivating me to set my goals.

I feel that goal setting is as effective as it gets, if you don’t set goals your will never achieve them. And even more so, if you post your goals for others to see you have made a commitment even greater than to yourself to achieve them! With that said, here are my PPC goals for upcoming 6 months:

I think they might be a bit modest considering what I am currently learning, but I want to start realistically. Hopefully in a month or two I will update this post and completely revise my goals upwards

Working backwards to forwards, my goal is to reach $5000 per month net profit. I want to do this at the end of 6 months. So if I set a start date of December 1st for this goal, I want to make a $5000 profit for the month of May 2008. I also am going to assume a modest 50% ROI to begin and get that up to 75% by May 2008. While this sounds insane in the normal investing world, 100% ROI is extremely likely. This is based on my current knowledge which should increase as I learn more. Again, hopefully I can revise these goals upwards in a month or two.

Using my newfound knowledge for 14 days now these are the numbers I have been able to attain.

Total Conversions: $481.85
Total Cost: $288.32
Total Profit: $193.53 (a 67% ROI!)

At this pace without doing anything else (starting more campaigns, learning more, etc.), I should profit ~$340 this month. Of course, I plan on increasing this as much as possible!

So here are my goals broken down by month. Hopefully by May 2008 I will have reached my goal!

I would love to hear your goals too.  Please feel free to post in the comments!

Nov 12,2007

Following up on my previous post about creating profitable PPC campaigns using zip submits, I figured I would update you as to where I stand as of today. Here are my stats through 7 days (including today which just started):

Conversions: $177.10
Advertising Cost: $112.51
Profit: $64.59 (57.41% return!)

Now we’re talking! I have been able to get my ROI up pretty good in the past few days as I continually learn new tips and tricks. At this rate I would be profiting about $275 per month. But I feel this is just the beginning 🙂 . I have put together some PPC goals that I will be posting either today or tomorrow. By posting my goals, I will be committed to making them happen.

Nov 8,2007

I have been burying myself into intense research the last few days to try and figure out how to make some money with Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising. There are plenty of ways to do this that I have discussed before such as promoting affiliate products. Up until this point, I only considered trying to promote offers that pay very highly, like $20.00 per sale or lead. I have now learned that my thinking was flawed and I should be thinking outside of the box. There is great money to be made one penny at a time with easier offers to convert.

This leads me to tell you about zip submit campaigns. Much like making money from email lists, you can make money from these campaigns as well.

What does “zip submit” mean? It means that you drive traffic to an offer for some sort of giveaway and get the user to simply submit their zip code. Once they submit their zip code, you get paid! It doesn’t matter if they complete the whole offer or not. These have such a high conversion rate since there is little fear in giving away your zip code (as opposed to your email address), but of course, they pay out low.

I have been running a campaign for the last 3 days on an offer to get a free digital camera. This is another great offer from Hydra Networks, my affiliate network of choice for these things. The offer only pays $1.15 for each zip code submission, so you have to be creative on how to promote it.

Here are my results for the first 3 days:

Conversions: $33.35
Advertising Cost: $27.86
Profit: $5.49 (19.71% return!)

So, I am pretty happy with this so far. I know $5.00 isn’t a lot of money, but a 20% return isn’t too shabby. This is without really refining my efforts yet (as I learn more). My goal is to get my return up to 50%. Meanwhile I will start more new campaigns every day to increase my volume and return.

Nov 2,2007

Anyone who is starting a business, or simply runs a small business, needs business cards. If you are on a tight budget, spending that extra cash for 1000 business cards might be too much. Well, how about some free business cards from VistaPrint?

VistaPrint offers some great prices on business cards, postcards, promotional materials, etc. But they are best know for their free business card offer.

I myself have business cards made from VistaPrint, although I paid for them as I wanted to make a custom design. I have to say I am happy with the quality and the price I paid.

After you have printed up your free cards, ask me how you can earn good money telling people about free business cards! 😉

Nov 1,2007

In the spirit of John chow reporting his monthly blog earnings, I too have decided to share with the world my income. If you recall my September earnings report, you will remember that I earned a whopping $0.00 from! So, my headline is not at deceiving as if I earned anything it would be a 100% increase, right? 😉

For the month of October I earned $.65! Here is the breakdown of my record breaking month!

Adsense Earnings: $.22
WidgetBucks Earnings : $.43

In actuality, this total number really doesn’t matter. I plan on writing a post soon as to why I don’t care if I earn 65 cents a month or 65 dollars a month from this blog.

Of course, this blog is not my real earner. I have a bunch of sites that I manage which I have detailed in the past. A couple of those I have highlighted with a few experiments. I would like to keep you up to date on how they are all panning out so you see if I am successful or not.

The first of the two is my Tiger Army Experiment. In my first month of running the site (September), it earned me $1.67, for October it earned me $2.56.  The positive thing is that it is increasing.  I need to do some promotion to get this higher.

I also wrote a post on how to quickly increase your Adsense earnings which detailed that I added a search box to one of my sites.   It performed quite well for me adding $23.81 to my pocket.  Not bad for 5 minutes worth of work!

How are your sites doing?  Are you making any money yet?