Answers Round 2

Yep, I didn’t forget about them!

Dragos asks…

Do you know any self hosted analytics package that can track outgoing links and outgoing ppc links like adsense and other ?

Something that tracks Adsense too? Nope not really sure, sorry mate.


Vlad asks…

How much does your blog make you a month?

Personally I have no clue. All the ad sales just go automatically to my Paypal, and I haven’t logged in for a few months. I make $1-3k/month on average from my referrals, and then I’d say a few hundred a month from ad sales.


Phillip Andrews asks…

-Do you use fake blogs?

-When deciding how much to bid for keywords, do u use the formula of taking the offer’s payout multiplied by its expected conversion rate to determine the breakeven max CPC?

-How many campaigns have you failed at before you finally got your first successful campaign?

-Do you think PPC-CPA marketing is largely a numbers game? (Finding the needle in the haystack)

-I need to scale a keyword list from 1,000 to 100,000. What keyword tool would u recommend?

1) Yeah, I used to. I currently don’t have any running.

2) Nope, I just bid high and get some traffic to see if the niche has potential. Once I see conversion rate ad lose some money, I calculate my CPC based on the return I’m trying to get.

3) Zero. Started with ringtones and ran that successfully for about a year.

4) Well I guess. It’s all about numbers…CPC, EPC, ROI, CPA, etc.

5) Wordze was always pretty solid at generating massive keyword lists.


Al asks…

What type/category of landing page that is not a flog or fake review are you having good results with lately?

None. I’m not running anything at this precise moment.


joe asks…

You think 5k is enough to start out with in am for advertising costs as well as software? If not how much cash you think is needed to get started?

For sure. I started with around $3k and did fine, but this was 3 years ago. As long as you approach things properly and don’t blow too much money initially testing, you should be able to profit after spending a few thousand dollars.


Xohiab asks…

How do you think CPA offers go with viral marketing? Will it screw up the conversions?

I’m guessing conversions will be lower because it will most likely be free (and therefore unpredictable) traffic.


Joe asks…

What’s the best way to get credit to build your affiliate business? How did you build your credit card limits and/or get more credit for Google?

I am NOT the person to ask that question haha, my credit score is horrible. Don’t have too many open accounts, pay your bills on time, and make sure you don’t have any small accounts that you’ve owed a couple bucks on for a long time. My credit score crashed and I almost didn’t get approved for my Audi because I had a Chase CC that I opened a year ago that had like $1.12 due on it that I had no clue about. Killed my score.


Jon asks…

What advice would you give to someone who is new to CPA marketing? I have done some affiliate marketing with limited success. I know how to ftp, set up a web page and do basic keyword research. However, converting traffic has been my challenge.

With this background, how would you approach CPA marketing if you were in my shoes?

My advice would be to make as many friends as possible in this industry, and just talk to them. That means other affiliates via places like blogs, forums, Twitter, etc. As well as affiliate managers, they can be great friends and a great help/start to your business. Once you become good friends, you can start talking about what’s working in this industry. Even if you don’t know any specific examples, your friend can name a niche and you can chime in and say “Oh, have you ever thought about promoting it with this type of page…”

Make friends, ask your affiliate managers what to run and ask for example pages that they’ve seen.


  1. May 21, 2009

    so you don’t have anything running at all right now?You have no campaigns running on Google???

  2. May 21, 2009

    Thanks for the info. I actually follow alot of Grizzly’s info.

  3. May 21, 2009

    Well.. it sounded more like he was saying “no landing pages”… could still mean he was running straight-to-sponsor-lander campaigns?

  4. May 24, 2009

    This blog is dead.

  5. May 25, 2009

    yep, he doesn’t answer comments anymore, boo hoo.

  6. May 29, 2009

    Why would you even have to get a loan on a 30K car? I thought you were ballin’ like 6 figs a month?

  7. June 2, 2009

    needmoney is probably right – I’m sure he has adwords campaigns running right now.

  8. June 11, 2009

    are you operating your business under llc, corp, or sole prop? what do you recommend for someone doing this part time?

  9. July 22, 2009

    I’m debating on whether or not to add adsense ads to our site which features links to sites we are affiliated with. We currently receive all visitors via PPC, and push the traffic to the sites we are affiliated with.
    I’d like to know the experience of others who have this type of site and use (or have used) adsense. Do you lose affiliate revenue by displaying adsense banners, or do you see an increase in overall revenue?

  10. September 21, 2009

    @ Dragos,

    Google Analytics’ been testing a combo of Adsense and Analytics lately. I think its still in beta, but you should still be able to sang a peek. Works great for me.

  11. May 1, 2010

    It is nice if you’re able to just leave your money in your PayPal and not check it for several months! I was trawling the archives, and noticed this post and couldn’t help to comment, LOL!

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