The good ol’ credit report. Lots of affiliates have been banking off these offers for a long time. And while you might think you are too late to bring anything new to the game, you really aren’t. Take a look at dating, beaten to hell with 1000 sticks, but there is still so much money to make in it. So pick up your sticks and get ready to take a whack at credit reports because I’m going to be showing you how you can start making money being a credit report slingin’ affiliate marketer.
I’m not going to sit down and pick out any one offer here. We will indefinitely be using landing pages, so don’t be worried with the size of the offer page or anything. One thing we won’t be doing is trying to throw credit reports at people who are already looking for them. Most call centers and credit report lead genners have these keywords and targets on lock down, so you’ll literally be spending $20 per click on search or $1+ on PPV per view just to get someone to see your stuff. You won’t be able to compete.
Be sure the credit report offers you choose allow the traffic sources you affiliate market on, and read any special terms they have. Some of these guys can be strict on your traffic and not getting paid isn’t a good way to start your affiliate career.
The above offer is CreditReport.com and is a top ranked offer on multiple networks, so it’s a good place to start off when picking your credit report CPA offers.
I always go through a few similar domains to compare the statistics Quantcast gives me. The above stats on CreditReport.com were very consistent over the several other domains I checked. It was a lot of lower income, lower educated women viewing these sites. Also, African Americans and Hispanics topped the charts here, as well. Look down at the Audience Also Likes section and you’ll see some high affinity sites that paint a good picture. It is a lot of people trying to save as much money as they can, so we’ll want to play this into our landing page angles.
When you can start using this data creatively, that is when you are going to start being an awesome affiliate marketer.
I’m going to suggest you guys get an account at TrafficVance and start running credit reports on PPV. It is 10x cheaper that search, and it is extremely difficult to push credit reports on social media. Later down the line this shouldn’t limit you, but if you’re an affiliate newbie, any other traffic source will just get extremely difficult to target.
So the name of the game with credit reports is to get creative with your angles and try out as many as you can. Some will stick, some won’t so don’t get discouraged if you try something here and it doesn’t work.
Okay, so lets look at some of the data we had before in the research phase. One angle we will want to target is people looking to go back to school. You will need to use a landing page to get your angles across and inform the viewer why it is absolutely essential that they get a credit report. In this case, your landing page could list some of the benefits of knowing your credit score and those can be:
Etc, so forth and so on. You cannot just go out there and test 1 sales copy on your landing page. Design can come second, but your sales copy always needs to be split tested. In PPV a 1-2% increase in conversion rates can mean doubling your income in some cases, and landing page copy is the number 1 benefactor towards conversion rates.
Looking for more angles? Look back at the research again. Look into people buying houses, cars, and boats and other things people will probably need a loan to purchase and own. Remind them that with their credit report they can buy a bigger, better car, borrow more money, get more furnishings for that new house, get better terms on that new apartment lease. Also, look into the demographics a bit. Split test the images on your landing page, as a picture of a black or Hispanic woman on it may help improve landing page CTR.
I’m going to rate this one pretty high because you need to think creatively to get your piece of the pie. This isn’t something you can just go out, direct link, and copy. You need to split test a lot of things, but once you do, you will find your angle and you will be able to scale out things quickly with a formula for success down.
Try a lot of different offers and angles out here guys. Again, direct linking and thinking inside the box here is a big no-no.
If you need any help getting on your feet with credit reports – or anything else affiliate marketing – check out my 1-on-1 affiliate marketing consultation/coaching services! It is a true fast track to becoming a performance marketing god!