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Promoting the Ultimate Guide to Crypto using Facebook Ads

As you might have heard (and in case you haven’t yet) I wrote an EPIC step by step guide on how to run the exclusive crypto offers from Grabads on Native traffic sources – you can read it here.       Sadly the FB gods didn’t allow me to simply promote this guide to all of ya’ll aff marketers out there…

So, I had to come up with a work around because the pricks at Facebook wouldn’t allow me to promote/boost post the case study guide I created simply from the page saying it violates policy about cryptography lalala… even tho it’s an educational piece on how to run a native campaign.

I first tried various ways like leaving out the trigger words in the ads, and using semi-related imagery – but since I had to link it everytime to my actual guide, it kept getting disapproved because Facebook reviews whats on your landing page whilst doing approvals.

So, I signed up for lead pages and created whats called an opt in page,   (you can see the actual page here) – then when people opted in, they receive the link to the guide on the thank you page which also allows me to gain more followers on social media, because I ask them to follow me if they don’t yet, and It also enables me to plug my design company Banners&Landers as well.

The GOOD NEWS is this method works, at the time of this writing already spent $312.11 – What the BAD NEWS is though, that the cost to acquire 1 opt in to the list to grab the guide is super high.

As you can see, I have a Website Conversions campaign, and one is being optimized for the VIEW OPT IN PAGE pixel event, the other is optimized for the THANK YOU PAGE LEAD/VIEW event (this fires when someone actually types their email and presses the button and they get taken to TY page).

My lowest price right now is $3.34 per person that signs up to the list, which is astronomical.  My goal would be maximum $1 per person.

From my experience I know the following methods to lower CPA.

  1. Try new ads – video ad & controversial ad that engages the users.  – That means I gotta test 2 new ads.
  2. Run a PPE campaign to my best performing ad in current adset – I was running a dynamic ad, so I gotta swift through and pick my best performing ad that got me the most conversions and run PPE just to that one!
  3. Generate a lookalike audience from my viewed the opt in page and then run an adset using the best converting creative I am running PPE too.
  4. Try new audience

So this is what we’re going to be setting up today and then run for a day or two and see what happens.

I picked the best ad using the Dynamic -> Combinations option from the dropdown menu FB offers.  Now, I am a bit skeptical if this is really the best ad to focus on, because the ammount of reach it has is only around ~500 yet the other images/headlines have 2000-3000.  But,  I am going to take FB’s suggestion and run with it to see what happens..    
SIDENOTE: Dynamic creative is good, but one of the cons about it, is it won’t evenly rotate the ads which you can manually setup if you do 1 adset for each ad.     Which takes a ton of time but the data can be more consistent.  

 

Sadly when I went to Business Manager > Page Posts and looked for the above ad there, I couldn’t find it. And when I clicked view post with comments using the Preview button that ad didn’t show. So I went with another ad, and grabbed the PostID from the actual address bar of Chrome Browser and created the PPE to run to this ad ID.

Now I am very curious if our CPA will decrease thanks to the PPE ad overall if we look at lifetime for our Opt In objective WC campaign using dynamic ads.   My thoughts are dynamic ads suck and it’s better to do everything separate, but since time is of the essence and I needed to get this up fast – I didn’t break down the ads into separate adset combinations, etc.

36 hours later update:   Ended up setting up #2 and #4 from above.   The results are far from spectacular but the new audiences did better, PPE didn’t help it seems the original adset because if we look at lifetime, the value actually went up by 10 cents for each conversion and if we look at yesterday’s stats only then it jumped by almost a 70 cents.

So it seems the best way is to test new audiences,  running PPE doesn’t help lower the overall CPA quickly (36 hours time).

I am going to end this case study here,  because as always I confirmed yet again that doing dynamic ads when cost really really matters isn’t the way to go as you cannot control things as good as if you split things up into one ad per adset and separate adsets.

In my experience, dynamic ads are only good if you are working with bigger cpa goals and a few bucks here and there don’t matter; but when every dollar counts it’s way better to run separate adsets with the same ad in the adset (you can duplicate the same ad multiple times since fb’s algo is random it will give better CTR that way) .

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Running Crypto on Native Traffic Sources with GrabAds

Today I Turned 35 Years Old,  Yup, I was born Sept 3rd, 1983.   To celebrate, I am publishing this case study that will make a many of you that take action a LOT of money.     Enjoy!

How to run an affiliate marketing campaign (FREE Step by Step GUIDE)

If you want to learn how to run a campaign, you are in luck because this lucrative step-by-step guide is going to take you through the steps my team follows when we launch a new campaign.

I tried to be as detailed as possible, explaining everything so you get the AHA moment and understand why its done that way.

Should you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below and I will try to answer them for you!

Wishing you good luck and big profits!

-iAmAttila

 

Preparation and Planning

First things first, we need to plan and sign up for all the services we need to make things happen. ACTION TIME!!!

These things will only take a short time, so get them done quickly so we can move on to the next step.

1) Sign up at GRABADS, they are the top CPA Network for crypto offers, and since we will be running crypto offers, you should
run with the best. Make sure you mention while signing up that iAmAttila sent you to get approved fast!!!

2) Sign up at a native traffic source (they are way more open to crypto than the other big guys), of course Facebook and Google will work amazing but you might have to cloak, which I am not going to teach in this case study.

3) Go Grab Yourself an Account at Voluum.com, this will be the tracker we are using. The $299/month plan is perfect if you are
just starting out!! It was created by an awesome company spearheaded by an ex-super affiliate by the name Robert Gryn, he is
the most successful young entrepreneur in Poland and was even featured in FORBES, so you better believe it that voluum is kick
ass, and a must have tool for every internet marketer!! I was fortune enough to do an interview with him in 2016, you can read here.

4) Grab yourself a custom domain name, we will be using this for your tracker – I use namecheap because they don’t increase
their rates randomly like that ripoff Godaddy.  Yea godaddy SUCKS!!! 

5) Get yourself an Adplexity Native account; this is my spytool of choice so we will be using that to learn what landers and
angles others are using. Claim the $50 discount code here

Once you have all of the above, we’re ready to proceed to the next step.

We are going to do the following things next:

A) Talk to our rep at GRABADS and review the offers they suggest, and pick 2-3 to test.
B) Use AdPlexity to spy and see how other affiliates are running these offers and similar crypto offers.
C) Order our landing pages from Banners&Landers for our campaign
D) Configure Campaign on our Tracker (Voluum)
E) Setup our campaign on your traffic source, and run some initial tests.
F) Look at our initial data and do first stage of optimizing (excluding shit zones)
G) Optimizing further, and testing more creative variants
H) Ideas on Scaling your winners to make more money

 

Here we go…

A) Talking to our rep at Grabads.

If you are new to affiliate marketing, and you don’t speak the ‘lingo’ this might sound daunting.   I know, I know,  you are probably thinking talk to my rep? And say what!?  I am scared to say anything because they will think I am a newbie who doesn’t know a damn thing about running campaigns and they won’t let me run because they want to work with the super affiliates only.  Sure they want to work with super affiliates, but they also know that all super affiliates were once newbies – so they are super friendly and helpful.

When talking to the Grabads reps,  you want to ask them to give you offer reports by revenue in the vertical we’re doing so crypto.  You want to ask them,  what geos are doing good?   Where is the conversion ratio high?

They are going to give you a list, and you will then decide which geos you will work with.

I recommend one tier one geo, one tier two and one tier three for initial testing.

That’s what we will be running in this case study.   AU (Australia),   ZA (South Africa) and AR (Argentina)

When I talked to my rep, she recommended me three different crypto offers.

1. iAmAttila – SecureTrade Bitcoin Trader – CPS
2. iAmAttila – Bitcoin Formula
3. iAmAttila – Bitcoin Revolution

and added “Start out with Bitcoin Revolution and Secure Bitcoin Trader. Let me know what else I can do to help you get started!”

so that is what we will do,follow the advice of our rep, because they truly have our mutual interest at heart – if we make money, they make money – so that’s a great foundation for trust.

When you picked the offers,  ask the rep if they have any prelanders?

 

> Click here to get your account at Grabads if you haven’t yet!! Feel free to use my name to get approved faster!

B) Becoming a SPY!

What is spying and why SPY?  Isn’t that ILLEGAL?  The answer is no it’s not illegal,   while the process might sound like its illegal all spying is, is doing due diligence. Lawyers perform due diligence,  police offers ‘spy’ when they pull someone over.    We as internet marketers use tools like AdPlexity to look up how other marketers are running campaigns to give us an idea which way to go.

My team and I personally do a lot of spying to stay on top of new offers that come out as well as angles, angles we write based on what we see while spying and sometimes from scratch like I did for my crazy COD campaigns promoting a skin cream.  I wrote a guide here how to come up with angles and we have a company that can come up with angles for you called Anglesaurus.

So now that you understand about why becoming a spy is so vital; let’s do some spying using AdPlexity and learn how others run crypto offers on native traffic sources!

You will receive a list of links from your AM – these are the offer links, they look like this https://gadstrax.com/?a=XXX&c=YYYY&s1=

What you want to do is open these links in the browser and arrive at the final destination, aka the URL of the actual landing page people will see once they click on your ad.

When I clicked the link I arrived at https://the-bitcoin-revolution.org/EN/BR/

We want to visit the link and write down keywords that are mentioned the most on the landing page,  doing it by hand is a lot of work so a great tip is to use a chrome extension like SEOQuake that lets you check keyword density (Other keyword density checkers will do too, but I’ve been using this one for 8 years).

To check the KW density with SEO Quake all you gotta do is click on the SEOQuake icon in the toolbar menu of your chrome browser, and then click DENSITY from the top menu bar.

For the page above,  the following relevant keywords jumped out for me (I say relevant because you want keywords you think people would type in to find these kind of offers, after all we are after intent)

1) Bitcoin
2) Profit
3) Cryptocurrency
4) Retire
5) Dream
6) Lifestyle
7) Formula
8) Bitcoin Formula

What we are going to do next is hit up AdPlexity Native first by going to native.adplexity.com and logging in, then we need to type in each of the keywords, then collect intel on the angles / landers people are running for these keywords.  On the left menu bar we want everything left default, only thing we want to do is select the days running and put it to a minimum of 10 days running.

On the top right corner,  we want to sort by the total number of hits received by selecting Received Most Traffic from the drop down menu.

 

TIP: When searching check the Translate ad descriptions into English to make it easier for you to understand what you are looking at.

Here are some of the ads I’ve found interesting from adplexity native:

Next, I went to adplexity native ( i looked for landers that did well again applying the minimum 10 day running time, and sorted by the received most traffic option….I performed the same search using the keyword bitcoin and picked these lander ads:

The above ads & landing pages have done really well for crypto offers.   How do we know this?  The answer is simple really, if they would’ve made no money the affiliates running these angles/ads/landers wouldn’t have kept  them running for days and spent tons of money on traffic.    So how does this help us?

Well we have a few choices, we can Rip N Run like 99% of affiliates do and see which one sticks, or we can use the above as inspiration.

Since I know from experience you need to tailor your ads/angles/landers to the type of traffic you are running on, we want to edit these a bit and come up with our own angles.

Therefore we want to use the above angles, and come up with catchy messages people will click on for crypto.      If you are not creative, and have problems coming up with angles, be sure to check out www.Anglesaurus.com,  they can come up with 10 angles for $100 bucks.

I came up with these using the spied ads as an inspiration,  keeping in mind that i want them to click them as much as possible (aka high CTR) to get to my landing page!

 

BREAKING NEWS: The secret to making huge profit with Bitcoin exposed!

RED ALERT:  Family in %country% earning $27,000 a month. Find out how! 

NEW: (1) Weird Trick To Make $2732 per week! 

Did you claim your $2983 check?  Only 21 hours left!

Received $723.54 from TRUST Investor
Only 2 hours left to claim!

 

 

C) Landing Pages and You

Spying was awesome wasn’t it?   It’s pretty cool how you can learn so much so fast thanks to AdPlexity that just goes out there and sucks in the internet and all campaigns with it.   In the process we saved a ton of landing pages;  and hopefully organized it well on your computer or cloud storage like dropbox or google drive.

The next step is to take a few of these landers, and ‘clean them up’.  What is cleaning?    Cleaning is the process of removing malicious scripts from the landers placed in there by the affiliates that were running traffic to these landers.

BUT WHY WOULD THEY PUT VIRUSES AND MALICIOUS CODE IN THERE ATTILA?

This is also an affiliate marketing trick; marketers know there are spy tools, they also know there are a ton of lazy affiliates ripping and running stuff.  So the smart affiliates out there place clickjackers and other malicious scripts hidden in the code so the untrained eye can’t find it, and this way they will get FREE traffic from someone elses campaign.

Just imagine getting traffic for free, making money and doing nothing.  This is possible if you do a lot of volume and your landing pages get spied and stolen by hundreds of affiliates 🙂   We had it happen in EU geos where we made 100% unique landers from scratch but that’s another story.

Anyways,

The ripped landing pages need to be cleaned, and all this click stealer and other ‘smart scripts’ removed so we don’t get our traffic stolen and visitors redirected to someone elses money page.    You can do this yourself, if you got mad ass coding skills or simply hire Banners&Landers and they will do it for you for $40.  (skype: miro.netmarketing)

I decided to take two landing pages from our AdPlexity spying, and also use one my rep suggested at Grabads.

Updated the angles to reflect the ones in my ads so there’s no disconnect.   What disconnect means is when you have an ad that says BLUEBERRIES FOR SALE! and then they click, and there’s a web store with motorbikes.  If you promise blueberries or something along the line,  you have to deliver fruit… while it doesn’t always have to be blueberries, it could be rasberries, the person that clicked is expecting fruit – same thing with crypto – you promise wealth and to make money, so don’t show em an angle where a housewife lost weight with garcinia!

Once the landers came back from the designers, it was time to upload them via FTP to our server, and check the links to make sure they work as they should.

I asked my assistant to add PingDom monitoring to the landers using check for string monitoring to make sure we get alerted in case the site goes down.   You don’t need to do this per say, but it’s not a bad idea.

I saved the links to the landing pages, and proceeded to setup the campaigns on Voluum

 

PS: The above process can be applied to any vertical, not just crypto.  Grabads has a LOT of awesome offers spanning various niches; be sure to talk to your rep.    If you decide to take the lessons in this guide and apply it to something else (not just copy everything like most people) the chances are you will see bigger success faster! And that is the truth my friends 😉

This sponsored guide was made possible thanks to Grabads.      If you want your company featured where I take tons of time copy writing, sharing actual information that works and creating a very comprehensive guide like this that has the most amazing ROI for any CPA network looking for new affiliates, contact me via Facebook, Instagram, Email or skype: attilaodri

D) Configure Campaign on our Tracker (Voluum)

Hit up www.voluum.com and click on SIGN IN on the top right hand corner.

Enter your user pass and press login.

Once u logged in you should see the voluum panel.

Adding your Traffic Source and their Tokens to Voluum

Click on Traffic Sources on top menu

Click on Add New Traffic Source button

Under Trusted Traffic Source templates, look for your traffic source and click the LOAD TEMPLATE button on the lower right hand corner of the box.   (It should auto populate all the tracking codes)

Press Save to confirm.

*If your traffic source is not there, you will have to enter the dynamic tracking tokens.  Ask support @ the traffic source, or simply Google for Traffic Source Name tokens to get the tokens you need; these with help you with tracking so you know the adid, campaign id, and other variables needed to optimize.

Adding Affiliate Network Grabads

On the top menu click on Affiliate Networks, and then click Add New Affiliate network, and add Grabads like this:

 

Press the SAVE button to continue.

 

Adding The Offers from Grabads

On the top menu bar again click on OFFERS, and then click NEW OFFER.  We are going to be adding in all the offers from Grabads that we’re going to run/test.

When adding an offer,  for offer name just put the exact same thing that’s on GrabAds,  for Offer URL put the URL you were provided by your rep, we want to pass the dynamic click token using the s2 variable since they use cake, and cpa networks hate if tons of random data comes on the s1.

From affiliate network select Grabads, for payout put in the ammount your AM gave you, and copy the postback URL to your notepad/notes/trello.   You will need to give this to your AM to place so all the clickids are sent back to Voluum so you can see where the conversions are coming from.

From country tag select the geo you are running, and when its all done it should look like this:

 

Press SAVE When You Are Done!

Adding the Landing Pages Banners&Landers made for us

We’re on the top menu bar yet again (you’re noticing a pattern by now, they made it super simple and you access all the important stuff through here…)  Click on LANDERS then click the NEW LANDER button.

For lander name we want to put something that describes the lander well.  For example  Received $723.54 from TRUST Investor  

for Lander URL, we must copy the link as is from our notes (remember I asked you to save the links once u uploaded the LPs to the server via FTP? you need em now!)

Number of offers,  we have just 1 offer on the landing page so leave this at 1.

For country tag, put the country the offer is in; so if its South Africa, select south africa – basically the same country as you’ve selected when creating/adding the offers.

Press SAVE and we’re almost ready.

Creating the Campaign in Voluum

Now that we’ve added our Affiliate Network (GrabAds), we’ve got our Offers saved and the Landers are in the database we’re ready to create a new campaign in Voluum!

Click NEW Campaign on the top menu

For Campaign name, we are going to use this format Traffic Source – Country – CPA Network – Offer – Angle #

so TRAFFICSOURCE – ZA – GrabAds – Bitcoin Code Angle 01

we’re going to be testing 3 angles, so we will create our first campaign, then edit them and change the name of the campaign.

Advanced Trick: You can create a custom tracking variable called angles, and just run everything to one campaign but for simplicity’s sake we’re just going to do 3 different campaign URLs – one per campaign.

 

E) Setup our campaign on TRAFFIC SOURCE, and run some initial tests.

The next step is to setup our campaign in the traffic source.  I won’t get into how to setup a campaign as all the traffic sources have HELP sections where they guide you step by step.

For native I recommend Taboola, Outbrain, RevContent, Content.AD, AdNow, Yahoo Gemini .

Here’s our ads for NATIVE campaign I will be testing:

NEWS ALERT: How to make lots of money with Bitcoin? 1 hr left

NEW: $27308 per week – Family reveals how they did it!

(1) WEIRD TRICK To Earn $2738 Per day! 17 minutes left to claim!

Did you claim your $2983 check? Hurry, only 2 left!

NEW DEPOSIT – Received $7239 from bitcoin fund. Claim now!


Setup the campaigns, and break them down into 3 different pieces.  Basically one for mobile phones,  one for tablets, and one for desktop.

Throwing them all into one campaign is an ultra bad idea because mobile, tablet and desktop users behave differently, screen sizes are different, the experience is different so that’s why its just best to split them all up.

Name the campaigns something like this, changing the country accordingly (we are doing CA, ZA, UK) but here’s the one i did for ZA – South Africa:

ZA – Crypto – GrabAds- Native – Desktop
ZA – Crypto – GrabAds- Native – Tablet
ZA – Crypto – GrabAds- Native – Mobile

You can run them all into the same campaign on Voluum, as it can easily be sorted by device type there.

For the budget allocate $25 dollars per campaign, some traffic sources will let you set a daily budget of $25 while others will allow you to limit based on the total numbers of clicks maximum you want per day.

To get an idea of what price to bid, use the available tools that give you traffic insight on your network or talk to your account manager at the traffic source -or- email their support team and ask what is a competitive bid to start at that will get you spending all of your budgets.

If there is an option to break up the traffic to deliver it spread out over 24 hours make sure that option is checked.

Once you created your campaign and uploaded all the ads; then you gotta wait for approval.  Once that happens, observe the traffic, so if things are working OK.

You can do this best by use a proxy server like HideMyAss to get an IP in South Africa, then visit the voluum link and follow the process flow.

Important Note:  Native traffic sources are super, duper finicky when it comes to approval.   They employ humans to review ads/landing pages aka entire campaigns.    This is prone to problems because every human reviewer interprets the policies differently, so even though you spy and find stuff running on that traffic source, and then you try and run that, they might disapprove it.         

Here’s a very useful Tip we started using due to this reality;  when spying on Adplexity, you will see ads that are running for crypto.    When you rip these ads,  make sure you save the landing pages using Chrome or FireFox’s save complete website function, and upload them to your web host without touching it.     DO NOT waste your time getting the landers edited by B&L and click jackers removed, and your own links added.   Get a bunch of them up, and see which ones get approved.    Then talk to BannersLanders and get the ones that were approved cleaned up and your links added in, and simply upload them to the same path as the unedited landers.       I know it’s sad you gotta do this, but its the solution vs banging your head against the wall wondering why the same landers that others are running get approved and for you they get rejected.

Also,  having a point of contact at the native networks who you can hit up on skype or phone can go a long way to get things going smoothly.    Don’t say I didn’t advise you properly 🙂

 

F) Look at our initial data and do first stage of optimizing (picking the best creative)

By this stage,  you have found ads/landers that get approved on your traffic sources and you’ve let them run to collect data (hopefully) – If you didn’t get any traffic, it’s most likely because you are bidding too low, make sure to increase your bids by 20-30% then wait a few hours and see if traffic starts rolling or not, if not then repeat until you start  getting a good flow of visitors.

There are a million and one ways you can run a campaign, native sources have tons of bot traffic through shitty ass placement so it was important for me to not test a ton of variables from the gate; rather find my best creative first based on CTR and that is what we are doing in this first step.

  1. Login to your traffic source and get to the main screen where you can see your campaigns.
  2. Here look for your campaigns, and click to see the stats/reports – you want to bring up the screen where you can see the CTR for each ad.
  3. We want to have at least 100 clicks per ad, and see which has the highest CTR.
  4. We are going to leave our highest CTR ad running, and pause the others.  This will cause the adverse effect that we are going to get more visitors to our offer page.  Which will increase our chances of a conversion and that is what we want.
  5. If you start receiving conversions by now, then your offer is truly bad ass.  Be sure to split test different crypto offers as Grabads has many, they work with the top advertisers exclusively.  In the next step we’re going to add prelanders, and that will help increase the conversions.

G) Optimizing further, and playing with zones!

Zones, zones, and zones.  Oh the secret sauce of native success!

There are good zones, and bad zones, sort of how there are good and bad placements on Google Ads.      We find them by buying data, and looking at the data to see which zones are giving us real visitors, which ones are just draining our money with fake bot traffic.

Everyone has different criteria to judge which is a good zone or a bad zone. The ones we use is realistic numbers,   what is a good landing page CTR for the traffic source?   Which zone is giving outrageously high LP CTR’s?  – It might be a bot infested zone.   Which one is giving next to no landing page CTR’s? Again, could be a bot infested zone.

Forget about asking for people for Block Lists or Whitelists,   people are selfish they won’t likely share -or- they might share the wrong placement IDs with you that are actually bots to fuck with you.    Affiliates don’t want competition.  Lucky for us there are spy tools to get this info!!! Adplexity Native to the rescue baby!!

Check this super neat trick out to FIRE UP your camps for SUCCESS!!

Login to native.adplexity.com and type crypto in the search box, then select sort by received more traffic.  Now you’ll see a buncha crypto ads on here.  What you wanna do is click on the ads and open them up in a new tab…

 

After clicking an add and scrolling down, stop where you see placement IDS.  This is the ‘whitelist’ you want to build out, so just copy and paste the placement IDs and then build your own whitelist.

You use this whitelists by editing your campaign, and pasting the list of zone IDs and only targeting them.   The theory behind whitelists based on spy tools is that the ads of your competitors ran here the longest, so they must be good / converting else they would’ve blocked them!

 

 

Now, the above is one way – building a whitelist by using a spytool like native adplexity.

There’s also the RON method, which is not for the faint hearted.  It requires way more testing budget initially to build your own white lists and block lists,  because you are going to do RUN OF NETWORK, aka show your ads on every single site the ad network has traffic for in that geo.  This is where shitty zones with tons of bots could milk your budget and take your money FAST if you are not careful.   BUT,  lucky for you, there’s a secret tool super affiliates use to automate the blocking of shitty ass zones, and creating the white lists.

Oh they are going to hate me for telling you, because this is truly what the big 7 figure guys use out there in the USA…  but the tool is called Drive Ads!!     I am not going to write a step by stepper here on how to use it with your native camps,  they already done that in their help section, but it is awesome!!

 

H) Ideas on Scaling your winners to make more money

Sadly, a lot of the paid masterminds out there for $5000,$10000,$15000 NEVER-EVER TELL YOU what I just told you about.  HOW TO START, HOW TO FIND WORKING CAMPAIGNS, AND HOW TO GO FROM MAKING ZERO TO MAKING AT LEAST A FEW HUNDRED BUCKS A DAY!!! You can thank me for writing this super awesome, and detailed guide that teaches you all that for FREE!! 😉

Anyways,   ofc we don’t start building a house at the roof, and scaling is all about the roof.  But if you followed the guide from A till now, you should be onto something anyhow — but when you hit the winners HOW do you scale it!?

First of all, the very best way we scaled in all my past winning campaigns was staying at the same traffic source, and taking our winners into every single geo/country we could get the offer in!! So if you start crypto in South Africa,  Australia,   talk to your rep at Grabads, ask them what other English speaking geos do they got?? Give me the list!!!

Now setup campaigns using the 3 split method (Desktop, Mobile, Tablet) i’ve thought u above, and set it up for every single geo,   grab the placement IDs using native adplexity and launch on whitelist method if you are limited by your financials, or just go all out on RON and use a tool like DriveAds!

This method works amazing,  but here’s my secret,  I always go a step farther, I am not a ‘lazy affiliate’ so rather than focusing in on ENGLISH language,  I will goto wikipedia and research in the countries available for the offers, what other languages do they speak!?  Do they have the offer pages in these languages? YES?! === GOLD MINE!!!

So while others are launching say CRYPTO in Canada using English, I will launch Crypto in Canada in FRENCH!!!    Cha Ching!!!!!

Okay, so now I gave away a real working secret!  We’ve been using this for years with our mobile app camps, our trial camps, our casino and now our crypto campaigns!!  BTW: Grabads has all those kind of kick ass offers, so talk to your rep!

NEXT SCALING TIP!!

Scaling winners to other traffic sources – this can get tricky because policies differ,  ad sizes/wording restriction differ, so you really should take your winners and set those up, see which one gets approved first and also look into your spy tool and learn what other camps are doing good there, and test those out as well.

All my success in the past was a direct result of taking action, if you just read this guide and don’t actually take action you will never make a cent.      When I was running the crazy trial campaigns a few years back, we were consistently launching and re-launching and that is how you get to five figures a day!

How To Target Better and Increase Conversions with the Help of Big G!

I’ve been an adwords guy for many years, in fact I made my first million dollars in profit running diet and skin care products in EU geos many years ago.

Then Google went nuts, and I switched to Facebook taking all the adwords experience with me.

One of the areas where FB excelled in the past was being able to take your existing customers, then generate lookalike audiences from this and then target people that look like’ your customers, and have better conversions this way thanks to this advanced targeting method.

Now, what no one really says is that the success of your lookalike audiences is based on how good your customer data is; aka the source.

If this customer list is full of spam email addresses, or people who just sent emails to learn more about your biz but never bought – then generating a  lookalike from it won’t be as effective as if you hand pick your top customers one by one.

Ecom Tip: generate custom audience from your store’s pixel by using the criteria where conversions/sales were more than $100, then generate a lookalike  1%,2%…10% and test each of them out.

I know what you are thinking, BUT WHAT IF I AM GETTING INTO A NEW NICHE, AND I DON’T HAVE CUSTOMER LIST?

Smart asses will tell you “GO OUT AND BUY DATA aka mailing lists, customer lists” — sure that’s easy but again, it will not be very good because you
don’t know which one of these customers is fake, which one is just looking for info, which one is an actual buyer, etc – so your source audience will not be the highest quality it can vs if you build it yourself so you truly know the truth who is who.

So here’s what I know from running Adwords for so long; Adwords aka Google Ads unlike Facebook, especially their SEARCH network is very high quality traffic, and people search with intent for the most part.

By using high intent keywords (read more about what intent keywords are here on Wordstream, as I am too lazy to write another post about that atm), you can build insanely high quality source audiences to build lookalikes from.

Let’s say you are wanting to do lead gen on FB, which seems to be a more and more popular thing for affiliates to switch to since drop shipping from AliExpress is dead (unless u are doing POD or drop shipping from same country your customers are in but that’s a whole different story i could write about, and should i know)

In lead gen you have the popular verticals like

mortgage
solar
refinance
auto insurance
debt

let’s take solar for example, as keywords aren’t that insanely expensive as they are for auto insurance for example on google ads..

You’d make a landing page to collect leads of peeps that wan’t solar on their roof, it’d be a simple lander, with like a survey to ask em a buncha shit to qualify the leads, and then get their email & phone number, you’d then get a va to call em to verify if they wanna buy right now and u should set an
appointment to go on sight to discuss, or not… (bannerslanders.com can help u with the lander for this)

You’d then organize the peeps that actually want an appointment set into a list, and generate a lookalike audience from that list and run solar ads on facebook…

I’ve done this in the past with great success.. it will work pretty much for any niche, the only thing to keep in mind when picking your vertical is the cost of the keywords on google… shit like auto insurance or mortgage have insane CPC prices on google.

Try it, this stuff works right away and will help increase your conversions on FB.

Until next time,  wish you many successful campaigns!

-iAmAttila

WTAFF – The #1 Affiliate Marketing Newsletter Interviewed Me Recently…

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WHAT THE AFF interviews – where we bring you short and sweet interviews with the top online marketers on this side of the Milky Way.

Today’s guest is Attila O’Dree, aka iAmAttila. He’s a veteran in the industry, a past speaker at Affiliate World Europe, a well-known figure on the STM Forum. He’s basically been through it all in the past 20 years and we’re happy to bring you a glimpse from it!

WTAFF Crew: Describe yourself in 20 words or less (focus on personality, not affiliate experience).

iAmAttila: Serial entrepreneur, married with 2 kids. Loves technology, 70% introverted, 30% extroverted, not a fan of sports, world traveller, car lover, BBQ fan, avid non-fiction reader and documentary watcher. 

WTAFF Crew: How long have you been in the industry for, what’s your beginner story?

iAmAttila: I first touched affiliate marketing without knowing it was affiliate marketing in 1996 by promoting Cyberthrillcasino on my warez sites I made and hosted on Geocities and Fortunecity. 

I owned a web design company pre-dotcom bubble and did super well designing logos for many startups and getting paid huge money for it; then I got bored of the Internet and after finishing high school started organizing dance events and raves. 

Did that for a few years, then moved to Serbia and since these EDM events lose money, I had a choice – move back to Canada or stay in Serbia and do something online. Then got into SEO, then paid media buys and here we are today.  

WTAFF Crew: Creative wizard vs numbers geek – where do you find yourself between the 2 extremes and why?

iAmAttila: I am definitely a creative wizard that sees opportunity. I have huge problems with organization and logical thinking.

I have a really easy time explaining things and writing instructions that’s why I love to blog. Creativity is a major asset in online marketing because it allows you to think of a lot of new ideas and come up with super unique angles.

I’m also a tech nerd, and really enjoy technology – this actually is not a good thing because since I know so much about tech, I overcomplicate a lot of things and later learn from huge 7 figure affiliates on how they made so much (after that offer or vertical dies of course) and usually its SO SIMPLE.

Why? Because they don’t have the tech background and think really simple and just do it simple.   

WTAFF Crew: What are you focusing now, in 2018? Why?

iAmAttila: In 2018 my focus has been on lead generation and branding. I took a break from blackhat as I was building a house and it took the life out of me to micromanage all aspects of it.    

I feel lead generation is something that Facebook and Adwords will never ban because every business needs it.

Branding is very powerful, if you sell generic you compete on price – if you establish a Brand then you don’t have competition; you sell an image and you can price your product however you want it established. 

WTAFF Crew: What’s the biggest challenge you are facing in AM/your campaigns/your business right now?

iAmAttila: The biggest challenge hands down is FACEBOOK’s crazy ban crazy attitude. They banned our wholesale WordPress sites company – www.wholesalewpsites.com saying they don’t support the business model.

When asked, the rep was puzzled too but said he couldn’t do anything. Can’t really run a sustainable business when instead of worrying about marketing, you have to worry whether your account dies right away.    

WTAFF Crew: We’ve seen you post both on FB and on the STM Forum about not being dependant on a traffic source. Could you explain to everyone what you mean and more importantly, how can that be achieved? Give us some steps we can share with everyone.

iAmAttila: Luckily I listened to people when I started blogging so I created a mailing list right from the start.  A highly engaged mailing list with a great open rate that has grown to over 11,000 affiliate subscribers to date.

A mailing list allows me to email my subscribers anytime I want, and I can say whatever I want.  No policy worries. 

Since email has been such an asset for my brand iAmAttila; I’ve started 2 years ago creating mailing lists in the nutra vertical by giving away lead magnets, to get people to optin to my lists.

These lists are nurtured with free-useful content, and we promote a lot of offers direct to the lists. Price is almost free, aside from copywriting costs, and it’s stable and I don’t have to worry about frequent bans like on FB.

WTAFF Crew: You’re one of the people in the industry that also setup services for affiliates. Can you walk us through what business you started and why?

iAmAttila: As I said earlier, I have an eye for opportunities. Early on I read a book called The Lean Startup; and I followed the advice in this book as well. (I like listening and following advice from smart people).

So when I got into affiliate marketing, and started hiring a designer, programmer, assistant to help me with campaigns, I created Banners&Landers to ensure I run a lean operation.

Two reasons why I created Banners&Landers – #1, to keep my employees busy since I didn’t have full time work for them 8 hours per day, and #2 to ensure if I am making zero money from campaigns because we didn’t hit a winner, their salaries will always be paid.   

I never in the world expected Banners&Landers to be so successful that we’ve had over 4700 satisfied customers to date.   

Aside Banners&Landers I realized not many people are creative, so I hired some super creative writers for myself to write us ads angles and landers – again, to ensure I run lean I created a new company called Anglesaurus where we come up with angles for affiliates. It became pretty famous for our 10 angles for $100 bucks offer. 

WTAFF Crew: What events do you find most useful, where can people find you usually?

iAmAttila: I am a huge fan of anything STM organized; I know these guys forever and they are truly the pinnacle of affiliate marketing online.

I have attended every single Affiliate World Europe to date and will in the future as well; so you can definitely meet me there! 

WTAFF Crew: To wrap it up… Affiliates and online marketers like to show off sometimes. We want to switch it around so we ask what’s the purchase you are least proud of?

iAmAttila: I honestly don’t spend a ton of money, that’s why I was able to build 3 houses for cash in the last 4 years – the last one costing me 1,200,000 Euros. 

But one of the purchases I regret is buying the house of Miro’s grandfather (Miro’s my right hand man in charge of managing orders @ bannerslanders.com).

I bought this house for x and ended up selling it for way less. I jumped into it, thought it was a great idea but then life got in the way and we moved to Budapest, and the idea never materialized.

I wanted to renovate the house and open a car wash, a Fornetti franchise and a cafe as it was at a busy intersection. Wish I would’ve listened to my wife Dora not to buy it!!

WTAFF Crew: Thanks Attila! It’s cool to see how some affiliates like you put their money to work in so many other areas! ‘Til next time!

 

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Uncover Top SEO Keywords people use to find your competitors! – Awesome KW Research Trick!

There’s countless tool out there to spy on your competitors and find their top seo as well as paid keywords.    

This won’t be about those paid (but very useful) tools.

Instead, I am going to share a quick tip that I personally LOVE and use every single time me and my team build adwords campaigns on search.

Sidenote: This trick is exactly the one that has allowed us to find keywords no one is really bidding on; keywords that cost next to nothing yet are highly effective yielding 400% ROI.   

Here we go…

  1. Head over to www.google.com 
  2. Type in a keyword, let’s say affiliate marketing

    This is what I see when I type in affiliate marketing;  depending where you live it most likely will be a bit different but that’s OK.    The good news is, this trick works on organic search results as well as the ads that show up for websites on search results. 

 

3. Click on any of the results, visit the page, wait a few seconds then click back on your web browser.

You should now see something like this (people also search for):

As you can see, this wealthyaffiliate.com website’s related keywords are:

-affiliate marketing definition
-affiliate marketing for beginners
-how to start affiliate marketing
-affiliate marketing programs
-affiliate marketing amazon
-what is affiliate marketing and how does it work
-affiliate marketing jobs
-affiliate marketing companies

If you go through the first 1-100 results for your main keyword on google search, you will uncover a lot of amazing additional keywords you can throw into your campaign and test.   

That’s it, not rocket science just a free trick worth its price in gold!!  

Good luck!

-iAmAttila

Are you following the advice in this quote?

iAmAttila’s Success Quote Of The Day

I was talking to a guy and he asked me, does it really take a huge team to be successful in affiliate marketing? My answer was an honest HELL NO. One of my most epic campaigns it was just me, my assistant, and two designers working on it, yet it did seven figures over 5 months.

The reason? We were focused; highly focused on ACTION. I’d write down on a white piece of paper the geos I wanted to launch in the morning, and we’d all work together.

I was coming up with angles for each geo, designers were editing the video ads/banner creatives to localize them, assistant was putting everything into folders on G Drive and saving all the campaign links, and other campaign related stuff in trello.

I then went in and like a mad man was launching one geo per FB account, rinse n repeat. All the materials at my finger tips, as they came in, It was going live. I was able to launch 23 geos like this in one day – many failed of course, but the winners did really well.

This quote is super true; action == success!!! So take action and reap the rewards!!

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