Are you one of those people who make things overcomplicated when it comes to making money online? There are tons of ebooks out there and courses teaching many different techniques, but at the end it all comes down to getting traffic and putting a high converting offer in front of that traffic. That’s all there is to it.
It’s easier said than done of course, but I am going to give you some tips on how to find these hot offers and how to drive traffic to them.
First of all, you need to realize that buying traffic is the fastest way to make money on the internet. It’s also the quickest way to scale your income. Sure, you could concentrate on free methods like article marketing, SEO (not really free anymore), Youtube etc. But most of us do not have the time to wait around hoping that these methods will eventually kick in after a few months (or years in many cases).
Some of you might think that blogging is the Holy Grail, but what you don’t realize is that blogging is a long and bumpy road. You might not make any money from your blog for years. Many well-known bloggers admit that they haven’t made a dime for a long time. Don’t get me wrong, blogging can be highly lucrative but it is NOT the fastest way to make money online.
The quickest way to milk the internet for cash is to identify offers that convert and then drive targeted traffic to them.
Here is a simple step by step plan on how to do this.
Step #1 – Identify high converting offers by spying on successful affiliates
Why try to reinvent the wheel when you can simply copy an already successful business model? If you check out some of the most visited websites in the world you can quickly spot affiliates who have already tapped into the money. You can check out the offers they promote and if you see an ad that keeps showing over and over for couple of weeks, you know it must be making money right? The guy is not sitting there blowing his money away by paying for traffic that is not converting.
What I suggest you do is spy on affiliates who have already figured it out. Visit a few high traffic sites for a week and take screenshots. Download their banners, note which sites they advertise on, analyze their sales funnel etc.
Pay attention to how they are promoting these offers. Are they direct linking? Are they using a landing page? Or maybe they are building a list and monetizing the traffic on the backend? It’s all very important.
Become a member of multiple CPA networks. Visit sites like FindAffiliateOffers.com, Odigger.com, AffBuzz.com/offerbuzz, and OfferVault.com to search for offers.
By doing some quick scanning you can quickly find out which CPA network has the offer you want to promote and what the payout is.
Step #2 – Find traffic sources
You need to figure out how to get your ads to appear on all these high traffic sites. Believe it or not this is actually the easy part.
There are tons of ad networks out there just waiting to take your money and stream your ads while you enjoy the sales.
When you are spying on other affiliates pay attention to outgoing links. Hover your mouse over the link and look in the status bar of your browser how it’s being redirected. Some of the biggest ad networks are Advertising.com, Zedo.com, SiteScout.com, Adshuffle.com, Adsonar.com
They have more traffic than you could ever need.
The key is to find an offer that has mass appeal and converts well. The offer should also have a high payout. Some free trial offers can produce EPCs as high as $3 or even $4. EPC stands for “Earned Per Click”. The higher the EPC the more money you can afford to spend on traffic, which at the end also translate into more money for you.
Step #3 – Launch, Track, Scale
Biggest mistake you can make is to not do anything. Once you do all your research it’s time to launch your own campaign. If you are not willing to take the risk then maybe this whole making money online thing is not for you.
You already know what kind of banners get clicks and how to structure your funnel. Get to work and create multiple banners so that you can test out CTR for each one. Create your landing pages based on what you have discovered by spying on other successful affiliates.
Create your account with an Ad Network and start the campaign.
You want to track your clicks and pay attention to your CTR. The higher the CTR the less money you pay for traffic.
After running the campaign for a few days you can clearly see which traffic source is not converting and which one is getting a good ROI. Dump the bad ones and crank up the good ones.
This business model might not be for everyone but I believe that this is still the fastest way to make money online.
So the question is “do you have the money to fund the campaign?”
It takes money to make money 😉