Ask Me Anything

Ask me questions about anything: affiliate marketing, blogging, making money online, my life…anything.

Q&A posts are the easiest for a blogger to write (because your topics are predetermined), and sometimes the best for readers (because real common questions get answered. I’ll start by answering a bunch with text, and then if there’s too many questions to type, I’ll do some with video also.

Fire away!


  1. March 20, 2008

    How many times do you…masticate before swallowing? :D

    In all seriousness…how many campaigns do you have running at any given time, what percentage of them produce a ROI, and what percentage of what you make from those that produce ROI do you lose on those that don’t?


  2. Brady
    March 20, 2008

    How does the ppc landscape change in terms of video in the next 18 months?

    Also Paul PM’d you no response what gives?

  3. Jhon
    March 20, 2008

    Which industry is producing most of your money in the past months for affiliate marketing?

  4. March 20, 2008

    Next car purchase?
    Going back to college?
    Other sources of income aside from AM?


  5. Joe
    March 20, 2008

    How much more difficult do you think PPC based affiliate marketing has gotten since you got started a year ago?

  6. airbball23
    March 20, 2008

    you still do facebook ppc? any tips/suggestions on this?

  7. March 20, 2008

    How do you hide the affiliate links?

    Do you have skype?

  8. March 20, 2008

    Hey Mr. Uber Affiliate,

    I would like to know “your’ process from start to finish on creating a profitable ppc campaign. From keyword research to getting paid. :) All done with video!

    Actually my question would be, what is your process for doing keyword research for creating ppc campains? what tools do you use…etc.


  9. March 20, 2008

    What software is crucial to success in your business? Particular in PPC …


  10. Ruzvelt
    March 20, 2008

    How do you create initial cash for yourself? I mean, I would refer to your low budget guide, but $50-100 is all I could spare a month.

  11. March 20, 2008

    Do you use software like SpeedPPC or Xtreme conversions or do you have your own exclusive systems?

    What is the ROI per campaign you’re targeting?

  12. March 20, 2008

    why do you always brag about your “earnings” but refuse to ever post how much of it is actually profit.

  13. Do you ever use the content network? If so, any tips on how to get better CTR and/or conversions?

  14. Norman
    March 20, 2008

    How many keywords do you typically have in a campaign? How many keywords are in your largest campaign?

  15. March 20, 2008

    Sweet :) – Same question

  16. March 20, 2008


    I just put a lot of aff links using openads(openx) on a site I help maintain. The site is at What should be our next steps and what do you think of our implementation? Any other pointers?

  17. Michael
    March 20, 2008

    Almost all the affiliate sites you recommend to join ask for my website, but I don’t have a website yet, what am I supposed to do?

  18. March 20, 2008

    At your age and ability to obviously network with some damn smart people, what other business models outside of pay per click have you thought about pursuing or are pursuing? Obviously specifics will be omitted but in what areas have you thought about going into or scaling to secure other business ventures?

  19. Joost Westra
    March 20, 2008

    How do you deal with the unknown factor of what percentage of your leads of sales is going to be rejected? I find it very frustrating to wait for a month to see the approval percentage and by this the actual eCPC.

  20. Joe
    March 20, 2008

    Do you think affiliate marketing is a long term, sustainable business model?

  21. March 20, 2008

    I’m liking the questions so far…keep em coming I’ll probably answer a bunch of them tonight/tomorrow morning.

  22. March 20, 2008

    Have you ever used offline marketing tactics to market online offers? Such as, classified ads, commercials, magazine ads, etc.
    Have you ever bought pop up or pop under traffic?

  23. March 20, 2008

    How much does this blog make you?

    How much a month do you save up in your bank account?

    Do you have any long term investments such as stocks, CD’s, etc? Care to share?


  24. March 20, 2008

    Do you do anything apart from PPC? Do any of your sites rank organically? Can you program in a lang like PHP and SQL and do you use this for your campaigns, so are you technical basically? Do you use the adwords API much?

    If all the answers to these questions is no…. kudos :-)

  25. Roger
    March 20, 2008


    I’m about to launch an affiliate at my company and I’m responsible for us not getting sued. What’s the best advice you can give me to avoid the end all?


  26. March 20, 2008

    Does the Google Adwords keyword tool give you search volume for US only or entire world? Is there a tool that shows what people in other countries are searching that doesn’t mix in results from North America?

  27. March 20, 2008

    Do you play Smash Bros? Who’s your main?

    On a more serious note, what would you recommend to someone who has read every guide he can find on PPC and landing pages, and still can’t do much more than breaking even?

  28. March 20, 2008

    Asked these in the last post on Aweber, hoping you answer ’em now..

    How do you measure the value of a subscriber?
    And what’s an acceptable CPA to you for getting a new subscriber?
    Also, do you start pitching subscribers right away?

  29. Triz Niz
    March 20, 2008

    Two Part Question :

    1. Your girlfriend is pretty hot…. How did you meet such a hot chick if you are always busy working on your campaigns in your basement?

    2. Does your girlfriend know the extent of your revenue from your online businesses?

  30. March 20, 2008

    Is Aweber really worth it?

  31. Wayne
    March 20, 2008

    How many different verticals are you in right now?
    What percentage of your revenue does your top vertical bring in?

    March 20, 2008

    What’s best for you, landing page or actual website?
    I’ve read articles where google is taking down (slapping down) affiliate sites. I’ve always been more on the website side anyways, I like to do it right but the time and work that goes into it is no joke.

  33. Chris C.
    March 20, 2008

    You mention that you create your own landing pages. I notice most networks that run search offers have their own LP that you need to hit (via jumplink) to get the cookie set.

    Do you set your LP to go to the affiliate one (essentially 2 LPs before signup) or do you set the cookie yourself and figure out a way straight to the signup/action page? How do you bypass the affiliate page?

  34. Wayne
    March 20, 2008

    Also, what changes do you expect to see in the future as a result of the increasing popularity of mobile devices used to access the internet? How is that going to effect affiliate marketers in your opinion?

  35. al
    March 20, 2008

    you mentioned the one of the best things that you’ve done growthwise is attend conferences. What’s the next conference you’re going to so I can book a tix ….

  36. March 20, 2008

    What came first, the chicken or the egg?

  37. Tim
    March 20, 2008

    Describe a perfect mini-site landing page to get a good QS. Privacy policy, About us etc. is understandable, but what kind of content and how much content would you put on the site? I am not sure how you can incorporate a LP with a content site.

  38. March 20, 2008

    Ever ask yourself — why such a big suit?

  39. March 20, 2008

    Saw this topic, KNEW there would be something about the girlfriend. hahaha

  40. March 20, 2008

    He has posted his profit. In one post he said of the $120,000 revenue in one campaign, $50,000 of that was profit.

  41. March 20, 2008

    I also run a 7 figure affiliate business. I am a one man show. I think I had read that you have affiliate managers. How do you trust your campaigns/keywords/methods, etc to them without thinking they will just take them for themselves?

  42. March 20, 2008

    We can make money from adsense with low budget ($10).
    Do you have a case studies make money with $10 selling affiliate product using adwords?
    I wonder you make an experiment in this blog and share with your readers.

  43. Match
    March 20, 2008

    How much do you bench press?

  44. Kevin
    March 20, 2008

    What do you consider the most important above the fold factor for a landing page?

  45. SomeGuy
    March 20, 2008

    Hi Paul,
    I have this little questions:
    1. What is a SuperAffiliate? How do you define it? When do you know that you are one?
    2. What Networks do you use? Do you go only for Leads? Sales? Do you do ClickBank?


  46. March 20, 2008

    What computer setup do you run?

    Looking at buying a new PC, looking for some insight as to what you think the minimum specs should be.


  47. March 20, 2008

    Are you as concerned as I am with the new Yahoo pricing?

  48. March 20, 2008

    Is it better to have a blog where you blog about the market as your full name or as another name? Along with that, is one’s name a good thing to brand?

  49. Kris10
    March 20, 2008

    When you initially put out money to start your own affiliate site, did you worry about losing your money? or were you sure that you would be successful and were confident in putting your money on the line? In other words, do you think affiliates have to be natural risk takers?

  50. ronin
    March 20, 2008

    Who in this industry impressed you the most in the last 3 months?