A bit, yes. So I’ve postponed the CPA game again for a bit since our main product showed some promise in the last batch of affiliate emailing. Currently I’m working on upsells and some other stuff to get the monthly earnings to solid figures.
I’ll be posting a tutorial on how-to track upsells with Google Analytics once I see it’s working correctly.
Yep, looks just like another abandoned affiliate marketing blog. But I haven’t yet abandoned the idea. It was that my main project took full last few months of preparing for a not-according-to-plan launch. Since that’s been “taken care of” (ie. running on autopilot and
spamming emailing potential affiliates), I can continue with the CPA game.
Since it’s been that long, I needed to refresh my memory so I re-read my old posts and I must say they are very helpful!
I’ll be testing new campaigns soon and report the results here.
Aweber sucks ass. In the global 21st century it still doesn’t support UTF-8 character encoding in email titles, making it useless for most European countries (no, we still don’t speak English). The confirmation email can include the confirmation link and explanation in English only. It doesn’t support any other languages and you cannot modify it, making you look incompetent and lazy since you couldn’t even translate a few sentences (in the customer’s mind).
GetResponse is, surprisingly, even worse. They don’t allow removing “you are subscribing to a mailing list managed by GetResponse” (like anybody gives a fck) from the confirmation email and since I even helped them with a translation and they didn’t mention it, I now have “you’re subscribing to a newsletter” in every confirmation email. Making it useless for my latest lead gen project. Oh, and not to mention they do not allow new subscriber notifications to be sent to more than one email. Making it useless for my lead gen project, again.
I mean seriously, WTF? I know it isn’t that hard to make something usable but they sure make it look like rocket science.
I then went to try MailChimp and it’s really promising. UTF-8 support – check, full translation of emails and forms – check, notifications of new subscribers to multiple emails – check. Disable double optin for lead-gen campaigns? Emm … *tries live chat*: “Only on your own forms but not with our embeded ones”. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Fck that. I need to start advertising and quit fcking around. Back to Aweber with disabled double optin. *facepalm*
Facebook ads approved (no problems there) and running. No clicks yet, but there’s still time.
I’ll report back as soon as I have some results.
… my tags, I’m:
but I assure you I am not. We’ve only exchanged a few emails.
It’s week four and I should be making $5 per day but I’m not there yet. I should be searching for pictures of fucking men on iStock and Google. Not really fun work.
In any case, I watched Shoemoney’s ASW (hoping to get to it next year) keynote and it’s worth a watch. A bit of motivational stuff (yawn!).
I’m the cofounder of a tech company somewhere in Europe. We’ve just finished a long-term project with a start-up for which we lost 4 years but are still waiting for millions to come. Fortunately we’ve been doing some other side projects, one of which is a subscription website in the Internet Marketing niche which is now bringing low 4 figures every month (guru income, I know). While we’re expanding the service and slowly developing the 2.0 version, I have some time of my own to start other projects since my tech colleagues are all very busy with projects for clients.
I’ve been reading a lot about Internet Marketing in the last few years, maybe even too much. Consequently I have a pretty good theoretical knowledge and some experience in AdWords which we’ve been running in the last year and are just into a 5 figure yearly spend.
After some thought I’ll probably venture into CPA marketing and paid advertising since experimenting with SEO in the last few months showed that results come very slowly and maybe never. With paid traffic sources you quickly know where you stand.
I’ve created the blog mostly for journaling and tracking my goals. One day maybe even a visitor stumbles upon it …