I’m gonna keep this post short and sweet, and give you guys some insight into one of the best ways you can start a new affiliate marketing campaign with minimal risk with the potential to earn thousands in revenue a day.
So we all know about the email submit. I, previously, would never recommend these offers as they are usually very unstable. However, I want to take all the bad things I used to say about them and throw them back in the mix. While they still are not a great long term suggestion, they do have a excellent use in many of my new campaigns these days – testing traffic sources, keywords and targets, especially with PPV traffic.
We start from the very bottom of the barrel with email submits, and work our way up to lead gen campaigns, and move on to trial or sale offers for higher payouts. Let me show you what I mean.
Rather than going head first into a difficult sale offer to promote – which usually have great payouts – I’ll start off testing with email submit affiliate offers. Email submit offers convert high and convert with very little presell. This effectively allows me to test my traffic source, targeting and ads if applicable. If things aren’t converting on a simple email submit, do you think they’ll convert when you have to spend more testing a higher payout offer? It could happen, but I would reexamine your targeting/traffic until you can get the email submit converting.
So instead of testing out my traffic on a $30 payout offer which might take me a couple hundred dollars to effectively test, I can take an offer with a $1.50 payout, spend $20, and get a good idea on whether or not the traffic will back out in the long run. I just saved myself a lot of time, effort and money in case it doesn’t work.
Next, I’ll move onto short lead gens. These can payout anywhere from $2 – 10 in most cases. It’s during this stage that I’ll start testing landing pages and put more emphasis on targeting and sales copy. If things don’t back out here, I still have a campaign I can possibly fallback onto with the email submit offer I was testing before. If things do backout, and I can get better data, optimize my landing page and know exactly what I have to say to a visitor to get them to convert, I then try pushing a sale offer or higher payout/tougher to convert offer. If the sale offer doesn’t work, I always have the lead gen and email submit offer to fall back on!
So, if you are an affiliate marketer struggling to get those higher paying, tougher to convert offer to make you money, try backing off and going a simpler, less risky route like this. What I would suggest is once you have one step of this process working and completed, split test the traffic to the next step. In CPVLab, you can set an option to send 80% of your traffic to the email submit, then 20% to the next step in the chain. This allows you to keep your revenue stream up on whats working and test further until you are ready and optimized to open the floodgates!