Archive for the 'Monetization' Category

Choosing A New CPA Affiliate Part I

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Currently, I employ Maxbounty, Azoogle and CJ as my affiliates but decided that I should try to expand a little bit and see what else is out there. Instead of going by what everyone else says is good, I’ll take a look see for myself.

Last night I applied to Primary Ads, and after I applied I was sent an email from them that I’ll be approved within 24 hours, and that I should try out their sister affiliate, Kolimbo. I did. I applied to Kolimbo, and after I was automatically approved, (felt a little wierd) I started browsing through the merchants.

One of the first things I noticed with Kolimbo, what that every merchant that I browsed had a low payout limit of about $25. Does this mean that I have to generate $25 from that merchant in order to get paid anything? I think it does. Screw that. Oh-by the way – After I came back later I got an email from them, stating:

Welcome to the Kolimbo ‘I Need Help!’ email series. This is a series of 30
short emails which you’ll receive everyday. Each one contains a small
nugget of information to help you succeed in becoming an effective
affiliate and earn revenue from your web properties.

I’m not much for spam either, so I probably won’t mess with this one.

Pay for Blog Posting Schemes.

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Quite often, I find myself reading the Links for Sale forums in DigitalPoint for a good deal and to keep up on market link pricing. Lately, I’ve been noticing more and more blog owners selling blog posts. These range from $5 to $25, and the shocking part of it is you write the post yourself.

Please don’t get me wrong, I have written reviews for websites and software for hire, but I always write them myself. It just doesn’t seem right to do otherwise.

For a webmaster, two things rule – Money and content. In this case, the blog owner is getting both with no work on his/her own.

Affiliate Marketing and Search Arbitrage

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

For those that know me well, I made a small fortune last year with Search Arbitrage. Perhaps I’ll go into details in another post, but for now I’ll share this video with you.

Pepperjam CEO Kris Jones discusses how Google Adwords and others are adjusting to the market. I have noticed these changes, and as a result I have suffered tremendous financial hardship because of it.

Wierd Symbols Showing Up On YPN Ads

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

I was checking out one of my sites, and noticed these strange symbols being displayed on a couple of the YPN ads. Anyone see anything like this?
YPN ads

Affiliate Summit – Maybe Next Year

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Affiliate Summit ImageI’ve been seeing to ads for the Affiliate Summit West while logging on to my Azoogle account, and now my Maxbounty account manager Jessica Dagg announced that she is going. It seems as though everyone who is somebody with affiliate marketing will be there. Unfortunately, I will not be on the guest list this time around.

Not only is this short notice for me, but I find it hard to justify a trip to Las Vegas, plus the cost of getting in since I haven’t really even earned enough to get a paycheck from an affiliate.

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