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Archive for April, 2008

Apr 28,2008

My friend, and fellow affiliate marketer, browie is holding a contest to win a free iPod Nano! This is really a great deal because as of now there are only a couple of entries. browie is a senior member of PPC-Coach as well and is an all around swell guy.

So, hop on over to his blog and enter his contest today! This is a legit contest, not another simple marketing ploy to get your email address! But, I hope that I win . . . 🙂

Apr 18,2008

I sure think so! Let’s analyze this just a little bit. Pay Per Click (PPC) Affiliate Marketing is the process of brokering traffic to an affiliate offer to make a sale of a product or produce a lead. In other words, you are advertising other people’s products and getting a commission of the total sale or lead.

Why would you want to advertise other people’s products and not your own? Well for starters, you may not be in a position to start a traditional business in the sense of inventory, receivables, overhead, etc.

Here are the main reasons PPC Affiliate Marketing is the perfect business model:

* You can start with absolutely no money
* Your “inventory” in unlimited
* You can test new ideas in days
* You can routinely earn a 100% ROI
* The sky is the limit!

Let’s look at these in a bit more detail:

You can start with absolutely no money – The beauty of PPC is that you need ZERO dollars and a credit card to get started. I know there are some other businesses like this, but what sets this apart is that you can control your budget to the penny and know exactly when your money should be received. Here is an example of how I do it: Lets say in April I spend $1000 on advertising and I have earned (but not yet received) $2000 from sales. In my world, my credit card statement comes on April 23rd. So now I have a balance of $1000 that is due on May 18th. I am on NET 15 days with my networks so I will get $2000 on May 15th and am able to cover my credit card and pocket the rest without floating any money! Even if I did have to float it for a month, what significance is a $10 interest expense (or whatever it is) when you are making 100% return on your money.

Your “inventory” in unlimited – How many businesses can you start that allow to sell everything under one roof? One week I could be selling flowers for Mother’s Day, the next week I could be generating leads for mortgages. It doesn’t matter as these are other peoples products you are promoting.

You can test new ideas in days
– Once you choose a new offer or niche to attack, you can easily find out if it is going to be profitable within a few days. The key to being successful in PPC is testing, testing again, and then testing again! It may take 20 tries to find a winner, but when you do it can be addictive and exhilarating (and very profitable)!

You can routinely earn a 100% ROI – Yes, 100% ROI! This has got to be my favorite part of this business. I used to think how outstanding it was if you got a 20% return on your investment in something like the stock market. In this business, a 20% return campaign may get nixed because it isn’t making enough money! This month I am running at a 96% ROI. That is really hard to comprehend sometimes even for me. For every one dollar I spend, I make two dollars! Show me another business where this is achievable on a consistent basis.

The sky is the limit! – Scaling your PPC business is up to you. There is no “cap”. I know guys that have goals to top 1 million in profit per year (I hope to be there someday!). It is possible. It is happening every day. You don’t hear about these people because they have their systems and don’t want to expose them . . . and I can’t blame them. With this business it is just a matter of how bad you want it. Are you will to put in the work? Are you not afraid to lose to learn? If you have the right attitude the sky is the limit!

Now go and make some money 🙂

Apr 13,2008

This is a common question I get asked by people. As you can see, the posts on this blog have dwindled and you may wonder why. Well, the honest truth is I am too busy making money that I don’t find the time to post enough. With the little free time I have, I have to prioritize between my affiliate marketing projects and my family.

So, you want to know how much money I am making now? I am not going to tell you! That might not have been the answer you thought you were going to hear 😉

I have a reason though as to why I don’t want to tell you. Because I find it quite pretentious. I mean, do you really think anyone is impressed when they go to site and see a picture of a big check? Or some dweeb standing beside his brand new car? To me those are just ego strokes. And misleading.

The truth of the matter is that you CAN make a #$%load of money online. Do you want to know how? HARD WORK!

So from now on, I will not post any numbers as to my successes. I am doing well, but there is always room for improvement. As soon as I think I am successful, I meet another comrade at PPC-Coach that just blows me away.

So stop reading this post and get back to making some money!