I'm working in online advertising since 1998 and finally decided to start my own blog.

What are Carrier billing / PIN submit offers and how to promote them.

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There are 2 main offer types (or verticals) that are recommended to newbie affiliate marketers, one of them is SWEEPS and the other one are PIN submits. I already wrote an article about Sweeps here, so let me take a look at PINs now.

PIN submit offers are also called “Carrier Billing” or “Mobile Content” offers, the most accurate name for the would actually be Carrie Billing offers, since that’s their core principle – users get billed for something (some content) by their mobile carrier (operator). The charge will either appear on their invoice or it will be deducted from their prepaid credit.

You can see quite a wide range of products that utilize carrier billing, for example antivirus, wallpapers, ringtones, videos, games, astrology, lotteries adult photos and videos … I would say antivirus, wallpapers and adult content are the most popular ones right

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How much should you bid for traffic? HIGH or LOW? What’s the difference?

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Pretty much all traffic networks are using the auction model, when selling their traffic. Of course, you can also make FLAT deals with them, especially when going for BIG volume, but that’s not an option for new affiliates at all.

On top of that, with offers going down anytime, caps getting filled at random times of the day and a lot of other factors you cannot influence … I’m not such a big fan of Flat deals anymore, because you can’t stop them at will. These days, I buy bulk of my traffic via bidding auctions.

HOW TO APPROACH BIDDING?

There is a ton of different days you can approach bidding, everyone will develop their own strategy at some point. Some people love to mess with bids all the time, some set a low one and wait for the outcome, some love to sit in the middle, some at the top … but I don’t want to write a summary of all the possible bidding models here.

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How important are domain names in Affiliate Marketing.

Domain name importance

Domain names are something that the internet, as we know it, couldn’t exist without. But how important are they, when it comes to affiliate marketing? Do you have to worry about choosing the most appropriate domain or can you just register whatever is available?

As always, the answer is not an easy one, and we have to analyze this a bit deeper. The determining factor here is, what are we actually trying to achieve. Are we going to build something, some site or some product … or are we just looking for something to put our promo material on?

The more long-term our goal is, the more important the domain name becomes. Let’s take a look at the possible options :

SIMPLE AFFILIATE CAMPAIGNS – USING PAID TRAFFIC

This is what I’m personally doing the most now : I buy visitors from traffic networks and send them to affiliate offers. To increase my conversions, I’m using Landing Pages pretty

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How much money is needed to start in Affiliate Marketing, is low budget a problem?

How much money

Affiliate Marketing (AM) is a business, and as with any other business, you need to invest some money at the beginning. People keep on asking how much money is actually needed to start in AM and whether it’s even possible with a small budget. So let me take a closer look at this topic, to help you understand what it takes to become an affiliate marketer in terms of funding.

First of all, we need to set one thing straight – in order to sell anything at all, you need the visitors (traffic) and there are two possible approaches to obtain it – PAID and FREE (organic). The simple logic behind these two approaches determines how much $ you will actually need to start. If you decide to work with PAID traffic, your costs will be higher of course.

This is very obvious and easy to understand. But to really decide what approach would be better for you, we need to dive into this a little bit deeper. Both approaches have their pros and cons, so let me try to compare them.

Let’s start with the PROS of each approach :

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What is native advertising and how you can benefit from it?

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Banner blindness is a serious issue, for both the site owners (publishers) and advertisers, as well as for affiliates who serve as the middle men between these two. The more the users ignore the ads, the harder it is to sell them something. In order to fight this, the internet marketers have to come up with new ad formats all the time.

HOW TO MAKE BANNER BLIND SURFERS CLICK AN AD?

There are basically two ways of getting the “banner blind” users to click on your Ads :

– Distract them with intrusive AD formats like POPs, Interstitials, Self-Maximizing video banners … the problem with these is that they are annoying. They do produce results for sure, but the latest trends are not favoring such intrusive ADs. Google announced

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How to improve the quality of your leads?

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Anyone who is working with Lead Generation offers, surely knows how important lead quality really is. Good quality means higher payouts, low quality means … well, a kick from the offer. Trust me, there are not many things that can ruin your day more, than getting kicked from an offer that you just optimized into profit and planned to scale.

Lead quality is an important factor even in case you are collecting leads for yourself or your own business. Nobody is gonna tell you to stop promoting your own product of course, but quality of the leads you collect, will have a direct impact on the $$$ you make.

WHAT IS LEAD QUALITY?

First of all, we need to define what Lead Generation actually means.

The Lead Generation model is based on finding users who EITHER show interest in a particular product or service, OR fall for a LEAD magnet and agree to receive promotional messages later on. These two approaches can also

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Matuloo.Com – 1st Moth in a nutshell – What happened so far?

Blog-summary

About 1 month ago, I decided to start my own blog, finally. I was playing with that idea for a few years already, but never really believed that anyone would be interested in what I had to say. But based on the feedback I got from you guys so far, it wasn’t all that bad idea at all.

In one of the emails, that I sent to the subscribers of my email list, I asked for suggestions on topics to cover on this blog. To my surprise, large % of those who replied, asked me to document the process of building this very own blog and to write about why I’m actually working on it, what I expect from it, how much time and $ I spend on it …

I’m building this blog for you, people who read it … so if you want that stuff, I shall deliver 🙂 And since a month has passed already, now would be a good time to look back and sum up what I’ve done with the blog so far.

WHY DID I START THIS BLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE?

There were 3 main reasons behind this decision:

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Small niche sites project with 500% ROI – how I did it?

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WHY BUILD NICHE SITES AT ALL?

I was talking with one aspiring affiliate the other day, he wanted to start making money online, but didn’t like the instability of affiliate campaigns, especially when utilizing paid traffic. We all know, that campaigns come and go and what worked yesterday, doesn’t have to work tomorrow. This can get pretty annoying after a while and not everyone is able to cope with it.

When talking about alternatives he could take advantage of, we ended up talking about small niche sites that are easy to build and even easier to manage, since it’s all about the build and forget approach 🙂 You all know that I have tried a lot of stuff during my affiliate career, and

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The All mighty Angles – what they really are and how to utilize them properly?

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ANGLES HERE ANGLES THERE …

Everybody talks about angles … you need a strong angle to make money with your ADs, this angle is not working, try another angle, use aggressive angles … but what the hell is an angle actually? Let me copy&paste a definition for you :

“An angle is the space within two lines or three or more planes diverging from a common point, or within two planes diverging from a common line…” Ok sorry, not this ANGLE, fuck geometry 🙂

We are talking about the angles used in advertising

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How I lost almost $500 in a few hours, because of a bidding mistake on a big traffic source.

Expensive Mistake

One would think, that after multiple years of buying traffic, I would know how to prevent stupid mistakes from happening… but I’m far from being perfect so it seems 🙂 Let me tell you what happened to me a while ago and learn from it, that’s what the failures of others are good for!

I was running a campaign on ExoClick, which is one of the largest traffic

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