One of the biggest methods I’ve used in the past to earn money online is Affiliate Marketing. I’ve been involved since my first offer I applied for in 2009. I’ve been asked many times before how to get approved for affiliate marketing, and how to actually make money on the internet using this technique. So lets’ get started and find out how to apply for CPa offers and how to use them to make money on the internet.
So how do you get approved for Afiiliate Marketing?
It’s pretty easy in fact. Let me walk you through a couple of steps that you might already know, or it might hopefully be some useful information for you.
This is a step that marketers often forget. But I think it is important: What subject matter do you know well? It’s no good me trying to market the latest Green Tea diet if I have no knowledge of the subject, but if I for example know a lot about webhosting, then I would choose this subject to promote.
Ok, good, we’ve now established that we need to know the subject matter. Now where do we find these offers if there are any available?
I always look at the following website OfferVault it has a great selection of offers and all you do is type in your niche that you are wanting to promote, so for example, I’m looking for offers in web hosting, so I would type in web hosting in the search bar. The results come in and it gives me the network name that is running CPA offers for web hosting, as well as payout type, amount etc.
Great, we’ve now established what network we want to join to run our promotion. (if you are really stuck I will provide some links of some great CPA networks to join at the end of this page)
So now what? I would say depending on your niche, the next best thing would be to get a site up and running, and get some content on this website. Why? Because very often CPA networks will ask you for a website address where you are planning to promote your offers. Don’t worry, this is easy to do, and I’ll give you some recommended hosting as well.
OK, use this link to get $10 free hosting. Once you have signed up, they will apply $10 free credit to your account, which means you can use this for your first month’s free hosting. install cPanel and wordpress. wordpress is great in getting your site in front of search engines. I also recommend using a VPS instead of shared hosting, as you can always scale up a bit more if you wanted to offer ebooks, etc and wanted to do some email marketing from your VPS as well. I’ll cover Email Marketing later on this page.
Now we need a domain. I would always recommend Namecheap, as I find they are cheap, and their dns propogates very quickly normally. Signup here
I would recommend looking for a .com, .net or .org domain, but of course that choice is entirely up to you. I would also recommend trying to find a domain that can be used easily with your niche as well.
Once you’ve added your domain name to the VPS, and have installed wordpress, look for a nice free wordpress theme. There are literally thousands to chose from. I know I have skipped many steps inbetween, but I was not planning on writing a how-to install cpanel or wordpress, there are many other websites that specialise in that.
Do some research on your chosen niche. Now try and write some articles for your new website. I would recommend putting some content down on a piece of paper first, plan how your site is going to look, create the menus, make sure the site flows nicely. If your first language is not English, and you plan on an English site, try and get someone to proofread your English for you. You can perhaps find a friend who speaks English well, or hire a freelancer on one of the many freelancer sites available for a small fee, or look on Fiverr.
I would recommend at least 5-10 articles, about 500 words each, on various aspects of your chosen niche.
Once you’re happy with that, publish your wordpress site.
Remember in step 2 we found the network you want to join? Great, let’s join that network now. Go ahead, it will be easy! OK, so we’ve gone ahead and started the application process. Add all your correct details, as sometimes they will check if you are who you say you are. Add your phone number, as sometimes they will call you to speak to you. They will ask your experience, be honest, if you’re new at this, tell them you are new and want the Afiiliate Manager to show you some good converting offers to start. If they phone you and want to discuss traffic methods, tell them things like “Organic traffic” ,”Social Media”, “Adwords”, “FacebookAds”, etc. Some people also recommend that if 24 hours has passed and you have not heard from them, give them a call if it’s possible.
You will need to convince them that you will get traffic, so let them know you’ll be setting up a specific Twitter account for your domain, Facebook page, etc. Maybe you’ll be buying some Ads as well on Google or Facebook Ads. Always remember to tell them “if the offer allows it”.
You see, some offers will say you may NOT use social media, and some will allow it, so if your chosen niche allows Facebook, then say I’ve looked at the offer and it’s allowing me to promote Facebook Ads, so I will also be using this. Or perhaps they provide banners as well.
I found it’s also useful to tell the Afiiliate Manager if they phone you, I want to run this niche, can you recommend any other offers, and what types of traffic convert the best. They are there to help you earn money, because they will earn money as well.
So, by now you should have done all the steps and have been approved for the network(s) you wanted to join. Remember, if you’re not approved the first time, ask the person who you spoke to for advice in getting approved next time. Maybe they want you to improve your website or something.
So what CPA networks do I work with?
I have worked with a variety of networks previously, some have been good, some have been aweful. Be very careful of who you decide to work with, as some of them are not good at all. I used to work with Afilliaxe, and made some good money with them, to suddenly one day get an email from them saying my account was closed. I had not run any of their offers for 6 months, and then started running a few offers and placed a few of their banners on my website. They refused to answer any of my emails, banned me from their Facebook page, etc. So I can confidently say my review of Affiliaxe would be to avoid them at all costs. Do not run any of their offers, as they have a habit of banning people with no explanation. Avoid Affiliaxe CPA network.
Apart from them, I would recommend GlobalWide Media (they bought the NeverBlue network).
If you are running any Adult traffic offers, I can 100% recommend CrakRevenue. Signup here for priority approval. They have great Adult niche offers that convert very quickly, and you earn a lot of money with them. They have great Adult niche CPA, as well as offers getting people to download things. Great way to make money.
If you want to do things like content lockers, etc I would also recommend using CPALead. Signup here for priority approval. They have great mobile app install offers as well, so be sure to look at this.