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What bank accounts does Stripe support?

Stripe,  the best solution to accept credit cards on your Shopify store.   Only problem,  they only support a limited number of countries.     For internet marketers based in the countries of support, it’s smooth sailing, but if you are not in these countries your 2nd bets for a merchant account are bleak.    They often charge more fees (which right away give you a disadvantage) or they take visitors of the site, or interrupt the user flow with verification screens.

So what can you do to open a Stripe account then?   For many,  opening a UK company or a company in the countries that stripe supports is the solution.

But which bank accounts, in what countries/currencies does stripe work with?

Here’s the list you’ve been looking for:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

 

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Quick Tip: Why Negative Ad Comments can Help You Make More Money

Facebook Ad Comments,  they can be a nightmare.   Especially if you are selling items for 10x the cost of the item on Aliexpress.    I know; we’ve been there done that.  If you can identify with this ‘problem’ you know how much it can quickly ruin your super sweet low CPAs and drive the costs up, and sales down.

This is a classic glass full vs glass empty scenario – you can either get depressed from all the negative comments, or use them to your advantage, turn them around to make more money.

How?

Well,  many times people that leave negative comments want to report you,  bring awareness to the ‘scam’,  ‘expose you’ and other things a good, ethical Samaritan would do right?     After a few negative comments agree,  it’s like unleashing a can of whoop @$$ on your facebook ad.     Of course you will want to reply where you can,  hide what you need to; and ban people that have a lot of time on their hands from littering your newsfeed ad with more of their negative comments.

One great thing is we can actually take all their negative comments, and write ANGLES from it!      This really works, because you can address these potential negative comments by putting a positive spin for it.

For example:   You can get this on ALIexpress for 20$ cheaper!!! RIP OFF!!

A new angle that comes to mind from this could be “YES! You can order from China and save big, or you can order from our AMERICAN store and get the high level of customer service you are used to! Your choice!”

in the above angle, you are addressing potential negs by calling it out, followed by positive benefits that come if they order from you vs china.

You can put a lot of awesome twists to a lot of negatives,  sadly there’s more negative than positive in our world so endless ideas of inspiration will manifest themselves as more and more comments come in!

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iAmAttila’s Top 7 Tips on How to Setup your FB campaign for Success

I’ve been ‘doing’ Facebook ads for 2 years now or so, and over time had the chance to test way more things than most people. I attribute this to my nerdy side, which loves to take things apart and learn how they work. In the process, I discovered and repeated, then confirmed a lot of hypothesis’ which helps my team greatly in their daily work of launching successful campaigns.

You probably heard often that Facebook is one of the best traffic sources, but as usual, people don’t explain why… they just say its the best. So let me help you understand:

-Very little bot traffic
-Highly accurate targeting options
-HUGE chance for scale

Even though Facebook makes it easy to target your perfect audience, you can STILL blow thousands of dollars $$$ and end up with 0 conversions if you don’t launch a campaign with the right ‘elements of success’.

I don’t have time to write a lot of blah blah text, instead let me cut to the chase why you clicked through to read this blog post of mine. The top tips on how to setup your FB campaign for success in no particular order:

1. Make sure you use unpublished PAGE POSTS for all newsfeed ads. DO NOT create ads from the power editor/ad manager. This has two benefits, a) it will help ensure that when people like/share/comment on your ad and b) it will make it way easier to manage, especially when you have to moderate and/or respond to comments.

2. Create one adset per element being tested. So if you have one angle, and one image – do not throw multiple angles/images into the same adset. The algo works in strange ways, and unlike Google you don’t have the option to rotate ads evenly.

3. Set the tone for your ads – a lot of the time, the attack of the negative people is imminent. What does that mean? You publish an ad, and right away you will have the ‘good simaratins’ throwing words like it sucks, it doesn’t work, you can buy it on ebay for 1/3rd the cost, etc etc. That’s why it’s important to be proactive. Once you create an ad, go to it, like the post, and ask friends to reply, like, and post some positive comments.

4. Build highly passionate audiences to target, always start with a broad audience (you will know this by typing the most broad related keyword to your product/service/offer and it will have the most people in it) then click NARROW audience, and start adding in relevant interests, ie magazine names, club names, tv shows, tv channels, organizations. How this works is, if a person likes lets say Body Building, and they like FLEX magazine, they are more likely to engage with your ad, vs someone who just is in the broad bodybuilding interest group. The reason is they might have liked a post or video related to body building but thats it; vs the guy who liked a post and also liked stuff from flex magazine.

5. Make sure your audience size is at least 1 million; if it’s too small that means you will burn out your ad too fast, which can cause all sorts of problems (audience burn out, spam complaints, CPA rising rapidly)

6. Include a call to action link in your ad text – use a link shortener like bit.ly or goo.gl or something similar. People are not the smartest, and unless you show/tell them where to click/tap they will post comments like HOW DO I GET THIS? Even though the ad might have a button to learn more, or buy now, or whatever. This is definately an ROI Boosting practice.

7. Be the first to reply and comment on your ad with a link to your offer. This goes hand in hand with what I said above, people aren’t the smartest…

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Win a Ferrari, Rolex Watch, MacBookPro, iPad – The biggest contest of 2017 is here!

Adcombo one of my favorite CPA networks has just recently launched a contest where You can win a Ferrari, Rolex Watch, MacBookPro, or iPad. This is by far the biggest prize pool of any recent affiliate marketing contest I’ve ever seen. If you are not yet part of this awesome CPA network with exclusive offers, then you should join up right now [click here] All you have to do is start running traffic and promoting one of their many awesome and high converting offers. If you don’t know how but you want to get a piece of the action and have a go at winning the ferrari, be sure to read this post of mine -> A sure way to earn $xxxx per day on Facebook.

SEE YOU AT THE FINISH LINE! Until then here’s the promo video, I know you’ll enjoy it!

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Free Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions Generator

Part of running things white hat requires having Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions on every single webpage you send traffic to.   There are a ton of tools out there, that will ask for your email address then spam the crap out of you afterwards trying to sell you things.     Many of them are sneaky and they will only tell you, that you need to enter your email address right after you created the privacy policy;  just to waste your time.

I experienced this a few times, that’s why I asked my coder to create this awesome and lightning fast free privacy & terms generator;  all you have to do is enter your details, press download and that’s it.    No BS,  just what you need in a few seconds.   Enjoy!

>> Click here to use the FREE privacy & terms generator now!

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How to find & hire your first virtual assistant (and why)!

It’s no secret to be successful at internet marketing, You will need to build a team.    Otherwise, you are limiting your own success.  The last thing you want is to be the bottle neck of your operations. I meet and talk to a lot of affiliate marketers every day and they always ask me about my team; and how I hired my very first employee.

When it comes to hiring your first VA, people always think, oh jump on UPWORK or another freelance site and go nuts. Sure this is a great idea; however a lot of the freelancers I’ve encountered on these sites are careless; don’t take work seriously. They see work as a means to an end, and not like a professional business relationship – which for us internet marketers is bad, because we need reliable staff.   I wrote about this before, and it attracted a lot of ‘bad press’ from upwork freelancers; but – the facts still remain most freelancers think they are free so they work whenever they feel like it only; often leaving internet marketers in the grind stuck waiting and waiting and waiting.

There’s actually a way to solve this, because one thing I do agree with from all my hate comments on that upwork post is that not all of freelancers are unprofessional. So how do you find the good ones?

The trick is proper test procedures in place; that makes an applicant go through multiple tests in order to test their knowledge, and also their speed, and their work ethic (yea some of those tests get sent on weekends). And you know what, this systematized way of evaluating freelancers workers.

So why hire virtual assistants?

To remove the bottleneck and increase productivity. Say you are about to launch a campaign; that’s made up of a lot of moving parts (lets call em puzzle pieces). If you have a skilled VA; you can give them many of these moving parts while you focus your time on the $100-1000/h activities. Like talking to AMs to get the hottest new offers; or seeking out the advertiser to cut out the middle men – the cpa network.

Don’t you want to get more shit done in the same amount of time you already spend working? I bet you do!

Where to find virtual assistants?

There’s the obvious choices, upWork, eLance, Freelancer but there’s also other great resources where you can truly hire superstars – for the Philippines the following are very popular: Onlinejobs.ph, Craigslist Manila, Jobstreet. These are all sites where you need to post an ad for your virtual assistant job, and then review applicants, interview them, and go through that manual process.

How to find the perfect virtual assistant for you?

First of all, make a list of tasks you want a virtual assistant for. Let’s say you are a typical affiliate marketing – then these tasks might be;

-editing landing pages and making changes (for example swapping a product image on a skin care lander), changing the angle, etc.
-doing spying (looking for ads that relate to the offer you are running to get ideas for angles)
-entering data into voluum like offers, landing pages, traffic sources + their tokens.
-keeping tabs on expenses per traffic source, and revenue generated

these are just a few that come to my mind on the fly, but from the list you know you will need more than a pretty face that can say yes sir every other sentence.

You need someone with some basic skills HTML, CSS, research, data entry, book keeping (someone that’s organized)

In your ad you’d explain these; and then wait for applicants.

GREAT, I have my applicants, now what?

Next, you’d want to test them on all these things related to what you need a VA for. Keeping to the above example, here’s a sample of a 4 part test we’d send our applicants. We’d monitor a lot during this process; how long it takes an applicant to do a test from the moment they received it until deliver; and if they are available on weekends while we’re doing this process (if yes, that’s a good sign because it shows they are very interested in the job) and also if they pay attention to the instructions, or they just rush through it.

Test 1 – For HTML/CSS – I’d send them a page we prepared, and ask them to goto google images, and find a product named WHATEVER, then i’d tell them yuo need to swap out the current product on lander, and replace it everywhere with this product in both text + images.

Test 2 – I’d ask them to find me 10 CPA networks that are the biggest based on alexa rank. This would be the test on how they can research, and also how they can problem solve (we are looking to see what they will do with the alexa rank part, will they simply google what is Alexa, and how to find the rank, and what it means, or will they ask a question, or simply abandon the project because they don’t know)

Test 3 – Data entry, we’d ask them to create a spreadsheet on google drive, and find the top 10 highest density cities in the usa, and enter it into the excel and nicely format it.

Test 4 – We’d give them a challenging question like, our offer was paying out $40, and we were getting an EPC of 0.06, if we invested $1000 dollars, after 10000 clicks, what was our final outcome? — again you can prepare any challenging math question, it might even be missing something – you are looking for their ability to solve problems by asking questions or providing you with an answer that outlines the missing part.

And last but not least, why is a man hole cover round? :D Just kidding.

So there you have it; a test to vet your VA to make sure they can do what you need. Of course, VA’s need to be trained, and for that we usually write internal procedures (much like this guide) but very detailed which unfortunately I cannot post online.
I’ve got multiple awesome applicant’s which one to hire?

I highly recommend hiring multiple ‘winners’ if you will and giving each a ‘trial period’. Some people are masters of faking their way through an interview process, only to disappoint afterwards. That’s why we utilize a trial period with all new hires and we observe how they communicate, their availability, and the overall experience working with them.

We first ease into the work process slowly, and as we build up rapport with the employee and trust and know they are superstars, we delegate more and more tasks to it.

In conclusion, hiring your first VA can be a life changer, if you do it right. Please do not make the mistake of hiring the first one that applies, make sure you vet them properly by taking them through a series of tests. This will help get rid of the lazy ones who feel entitled; those people will not do your tests; or they will only do them if you pay them for it – this is not good attitude, and it’s an automatic NO from our end.

The more custom tailored the tests are to the actual tasks you need done; the higher the success rate will be when it comes to finding your superstar VA.

Good systems like this are the secrets of super affiliates; so use em and you will increase your profits!

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