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February 18, 2020
Affiliate marketing. How To Start Profitable Affiliate Marketing In 2020. The super success guide
Affiliate marketing. How To Start Profitable Affiliate Marketing In 2020. The super success guide
Affiliate Marketing

The Super Affiliate Guide: How To Start Profitable Affiliate Marketing in 2020

How To Start Profitable Affiliate Marketing In 2020? The Super Affiliate Guide.

Affiliate Marketing

This post about how to start affiliate marketing the right way. You can start earning without quitting your day job.

Note: Take action on this if you truly want to make money online.

There a lot of blog post which teaches you how to promote your affiliate offer I guarantee you none of it as detailed as this.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Works?

Affiliate marketing is an online business model where you are paid a commission for promoting other peoples’ products and services. An affiliate marketer is an online salesperson who promotes products in exchange for a commission.

In affiliate marketing, you are an affiliate if you promote peoples’ products to earn a commission. You are a Seller, vendor or creator if you have a product affiliate can promote to earn a commission. The people who buy the products are customers or buyers.

I assume you already understand how it works now.

In this tutorial, you will learn 3 Levels of affiliate marketing I am very sure you have not seen this before.

  1. Promoting affiliate product as a beginner
  2. Promoting Affiliate Product as a professional
  3. Promoting affiliate Product advanced level

How Much Is Possible To Earn With Affiliate Marketing And How Does Affiliate Earning Works

How much is it possible to earn from affiliate marketing?”
“If I quit my job, how long will it take me to earn X amount/day?”

Both answers depend on your competence, but I realize there’s an insatiable hunger for concrete figures. So, here’s my take on the matter…

There are five earning brackets in this industry.

  • Affiliate Apprentice – Losing money.
  • Low-Level Affiliate – Anywhere from $0/month up to $500/month.
  • Intermediate Affiliate – Anywhere from $1000/day up to $3,000/month.
  • High-Level Affiliate – Anything above $3,000+/month.
  • The ‘Bag of Dicks’ Affiliate – Making $10,000+/month

Bear in mind that we’re talking about profit here, not revenue.

Technically, a guy earning $30,000/month in revenue could be worse off than the guy making a steady $100/day with no outgoings. Admittedly he would have to be blind, dumb, deaf, drunk and stupid to continue swallowing such a skinny margin, but it highlights one of the rare laws of affiliate marketing:

Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity.

A unique characteristic of our industry is how the mighty can fall overnight, often in spectacular fashion.

You can go from earning $2,000/month to sod all in the space of a lunch break. And vice versa.

This can always happen to those who use a one-off offer affiliate program and build customers only instead of team and customers. We will learn about this later. The majority of affiliate marketers are Soloprenuer and we will learn how to fix this also to make the income more stable.

The Bag of Dicks Affiliate may continue to prosper, or complacency may bite him in the arse, but he’ll always be a bag of dicks as long as he judges others for how happy they should be with their income.

$300/Day vs. $300/Today

Many affiliates can’t seem to tell their daily income from today’s income.

The volatile nature of the business makes it mindless fantasy to calculate your annual salary on the back of one day’s profits.

If this is your first day of affiliate marketing and you earn $100, don’t assume that you’ll bank $3000 in the next 30 days.

Your current earnings, about a salary, are $3.3/day.

Repeat your success tomorrow, then the day after, and so on into the foreseeable future. Only then can you start throwing out whimsical multipliers on an income that isn’t yet yours.

Now let’s talk about strategies for each level and step by step guide

How To Promote Affiliate Product As A Complete Beginner

In this step, you will learn how to promote your affiliate link without a website.

Building a website is the most common way affiliates launch themselves into the affiliate marketing world, and if you’re interested in creating a long-term business you’ll inevitably need to put together a website. You will learn this next step by step

However, if you’re still learning about web design or you’re simply not interested in building a website, there are other ways to get your affiliate links out there, so this lesson will teach you Affiliate Marketing Without a Website.

Remember: the key with affiliate marketing is get your affiliate link in front of an interested audience – how you choose to do that is completely up to you! With that in mind, here are a few methods you could try:

#1: Post on blogs, forums, comments on youtube. twitter, facebook.

This is a really simple way of getting a taste for affiliate marketing – all you have to do is find a product you’d like to promote, then start posting on blogs and forums with your affiliate link in your signature.

Here’s an example from a forum post: you can see that this member has an affiliate link in their signature. He’s also made himself an active and respected member of the forum.

 

Of course, you should only post on blogs and forums where people would be interested in the product – you’re not going to get many bites for a dog training affiliate product when you’re posting on a classic car enthusiast forum.

Similarly, you’ll find that you have a lot more success if you’re making useful and interesting posts and if you become a regular on the site. Once you have established yourself people will begin to respect your opinion and will be more inclined to click on your link. If you simply spam a blog or forum with useless posts you’re likely to be banned and your posts deleted.

Watch this video on youtube 

 

You will Lean how to market your affiliate link through youtube commenting, use this same tactic for blog and forum commenting and posts.

Only add the link after 24 hours and your posts are approved, but if you are on a website where your comment can not be edited, make your comment as to quality as possible that’s the only way you will get people to take action on your link.

#2: Write a viral eBook or some other “viral” product

A “viral” product is one that is designed to spread (often quickly) to a great many people – this can be a great way of getting your affiliate links out there without ever having to create a website. You can produce a short 30-page eBook or a “special report” on a particular subject, insert links to affiliate products into it, then distribute your book through whatever means you like – you could tell people that they’re welcome to give it away, sell it or put it on their websites. You can kick it off yourself by selling the eBook on eBay for a small amount.

If your book is informative and useful, rather than simply laden with affiliate ads, you might find that it spreads quite well.

The E-book was so easy to create if you use this software  There is step by step on how to use it on the dashboard of the website.

#3: Create a YouTube series

YouTube has taken the world by storm with one billion unique visitors per month. You can use this to your advantage. It doesn’t take much more than a webcam and some quirky or informative ideas to get a channel going. That way you can add affiliate links into your description, or over your video, and convert some of that fan base into affiliate profits.

YouTube

Just pick a niche and create a video series related to that topic, with a related affiliate promotion. That way, the viewers you get will be a lot more likely to be interested in the affiliate product, as they already have some interest to be watching the video in the first place.

There are two main rules for doing this, however, that you MUST abide by:

  1. The content has to be full of value for viewers. Financial gain has to be secondary to this. 
    If your video is just there for you to make money from a link, you will get listed as spam, and your efforts will become useless. Producing something worthwhile is a lot more successful, and you get the attention and respect of potential customers that way.
  2. Don’t be misleading! 
    If your video is unrelated to your link, or your title or description claims something that isn’t in the video, you are violating YouTube’s policies. This is also something to avoid.

Video marketing on YouTube can be a risk because affiliate links can get listed as spam, but the best way to avoid this is just to be upfront, honest, and useful. Avoid spammy behaviors. Some quality content options could include:

  • Honest, informative product reviews
  • Instructional videos (e.g., if your niche was food and nutrition, you could do cooking demos)
  • Topical discussions (e.g., tips for keeping food fresh, or interesting nutritional facts)

Just have one link in the description, and possibly one over the video if it’s extremely relevant (such as a product review video). If you want to be especially careful, note somewhere that you’re an affiliate or that the link is an affiliate link, and contact YouTube to check that you’ll be in the clear. If your videos have value for the viewer, and that stands out more than your money making efforts, this shouldn’t be a problem.

#4: Write ads or reviews for classifieds websites

You’re probably already familiar with using sites like Craigslist to look for old furniture or car parts, but you can also use classifieds sites to promote affiliate products. Consider writing ads or reviews for affiliate products and posting them with your affiliate link.

#5: Build a “Hub”

Building a “Hub” is a great way of getting started as an affiliate without needing to build your website from scratch. A Hub is like a 1-page mini website where you can talk about a subject you’re passionate about (eg, your affiliate market and associated products!). It’s hosted on the HubPages site, and you don’t need to know anything about web design to make it look fairly professional.

A Hub allows you to build a page on a topic, insert ads, reviews and other content as you please, all without having to write any HTML.

The best part, though, is that HubPages is also the part social-networking site, so simply by being on HubPages, you will begin to attract traffic interested in your topic and looking for recommendations. HubPages is especially easy to monetize, and Hubs have tended in the past to do pretty well in the search engines.

To sign up and start creating your Hub, visit HubPages.

#6 Promoting Affiliate products on Medium

You can make huge money with affiliate programs on medium as most of the bloggers are making already.

How to make money on medium as an affiliate marketer?

There are millions of products you can share online, and you can promote online. There are thousands of marketers who want to publish their products online by approaching the quality and top bloggers or marketers online.

Nowadays even a low-level business is targeting online, because of the actionable conversions. If you have good writing skills then it is easy to make money on medium with affiliate marketing. You can easily influence people to purchase a product with your guided content in the medium platform.

#7 Promoting on facebook

Facebook has more than 2 billion monthly active users (MAUs), so it makes sense for affiliate marketers to have a presence there. It has many channels to promote goods and services and more paths than other social media platforms including YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. On the flip side, Facebook has been around for years so getting noticed is challenging. First-mover advantages are still available, but harder to find and maintain. Regardless of how and where you advertise on Facebook, you’ll need to attract thousands of clicks as you would anywhere else.

Many publishers post affiliate links on Facebook, which is legit and not against Facebook’s guidelines (although it prohibits links from specific sites). When adding affiliate links to posts, you should add the appropriate disclosures as per FTC guidelines, for example, #Ad or #Affiliatelink.

Direct Vs. Indirect Approaches 

The direct affiliate marketing approach aims to promote products and services in posts. For example, you create a Facebook post about a book that you read and include an affiliate link from Amazon.com. Whoever clicks on the link will go straight to Amazon. By contrast, the indirect approach aims to direct traffic offsite where affiliate links are present. For instance, you create a Facebook post about the best marketing tools and add a link to your blog.

Strategy & Tracking { Only if you have a website or ready to build one }

What is your plan? What will you promote, where, and how often? If I only promote items from my profile, I won’t achieve my goals. Also, I might appear like a desperate spammer who doesn’t care about building trust and relationships. (Success in affiliate marketing depends on trust and loyalty.) Alternatively, marketing in a Facebook group makes perfect sense because posts mimic ads and ads are common on Facebook and other networks. Posting frequency is unique to each person and what makes him or her comfortable. One post daily or every other day had worked for me.

How will you track and assess your activities? I use Google Analytics to monitor traffic from Facebook to my site. It gives me an understanding of how I’m doing and enables me to compare my Facebook traffic to other sources like social media, organic search, and email marketing. Facebook provides social media analytics/insights to page and group owners. Also, there are many third-party Facebook marketing tools.

My affiliate marketing activities are extensive, so my goal isn’t to understand how much of my affiliate revenue comes from Facebook. Moreover, creating links specifically for Facebook and attempting to pinpoint income would be inefficient and time-consuming.

Marketing Automation

Marketing automation adds another wrinkle to the conversation. Some affiliates automate their posts with third-party software, but I don’t. I’ve tried automating on Facebook and was unimpressed with my results. I prefer to post natively and schedule content to meet my objectives. Still, using a third-party automation application could work for you.

Hashtags

Hashtags never became the “it” thing to do on Facebook compared to Twitter and Instagram. However, studies have shown that adding hashtags can increase impressions, click-through rates, and engagement. Therefore, adding one to five hashtags can increase your organic reach. By contrast, using too many hashtags may hinder reach, appear spammy, and distract from your main message. To find trending and popular hashtags, try RiteTag.

How to Promote Affiliate Links on Facebook

Facebook Profile

Creating a profile is a requirement to be on Facebook. A profile is where you can express who you are and what’s going on in your life. Completing your profile will work in your favor to build your brand, relationships, trust, loyalty, and credibility.

Affiliate marketing activities will work on your profile if you have many engaged followers. However, you won’t have onsite analytics like you would with Facebook pages and groups. You can use a URL shortener service like Ow.ly or Bitly to track clicks and other data.

Affiliates use direct and indirect marketing methods on their profiles. Your posts could reflect your work, experiences, interests, and hobbies.

Facebook Pages

Facebook Pages enable individuals, public figures, businesses, organizations, and other entities to create an authentic and public presence on Facebook. A Facebook page can be handy for affiliate marketing because it’s more dynamic than a profile. Page owners get many settings and can access Facebook Page Insights to understand how their pages are performing. The Facebook Page Insights tab focuses on three core areas: page likes, post reach, and engagement. Also, you can track followers, page views, and video statistics.

One way to use Facebook Pages is to focus on a theme or topic and promote related products and services. For instance, a travel and leisure page would feature content about travel, vacation, lifestyle, adventure, relaxation, and so on. The affiliate could post flash sales for discounted airfares, accommodations, and car rentals. If the affiliate has a travel blog, she can post content from her site. If you create a page about you, your posts can relate to your work, experiences, interests, and hobbies.

Facebook Groups

Facebook Groups allow people to unite around a common cause, discuss issues, and share related content. As the previous owner of a large Facebook group, 40,000+ members, I got tremendous value from it. For starters, I controlled group activities and announcements, which were critical to my affiliate marketing strategies. While a Facebook page can be an asset, a Facebook group can be just as valuable and easier to grow. Additionally, there are many ways to make money with Facebook groups.

My Facebook group focused on providing free access to online courses. Given the group’s objective, I promoted free courses and trial programs from e-learning sites such as Xprexity Courses. I occasionally promoted items that members may have found interesting like Grammarly, a free online grammar checker, and TubeBuddy, a free YouTube channel building tool.

Where some marketers go wrong is by promoting items that have minimal relation or no relation to a group’s objective. For instance, it doesn’t make sense to post travel deals in a group about app development. Secondly, I saw many publishers spam Facebook groups with affiliate links, which is a low-probability way to generate commissions. In highly active groups, posts and affiliate links are buried within minutes by newer posts. Instead, I pinned posts that contained affiliate links so that they remained highly visible.

Facebook Messenger

Messenger is Facebook’s messaging app and is used to communicate with others on its platform. Messenger has more than a billion users, and millions of people use it every day.

Messaging random people or your contacts with affiliate links is impractical, inefficient, low probability, and a good reason for Facebook to ban you. An efficient approach would be to implement a chatbot to automate some of your activities, for example, MobileMonkey helps businesses do marketing, sales, and support. Some affiliates create bot funnels to replicate their sales funnels and email autoresponders.

Bots work in concert with pages, so you must have a Facebook page to enable. Facebook has policies and usage guidelines for Messenger and will shut down spammy and abusive bots. I haven’t taken the bot approach, but many publishers cover bot affiliate marketing on their blogs and YouTube.

Facebook Ads

Facebook Ads allow individuals and businesses to run paid ads on Facebook. To run ads, you need a Facebook page. Before using ads, you’ll want to understand Facebook’s policies. Affiliate links, redirects, and suspicious sites/landing pages get many people suspended and banned from using ads and even Facebook. Facebook will review an advertisement before approving or declining it.

Ads can be beneficial if you’re well-versed in advertising techniques and best practices. For instance, you would use an attention-grabbing headline, an eye-catching image or thumbnail, a clear call-to-action, and so forth. You’ll want to understand how to set up an ad to optimize conversions and return on investment. Ads cost money, so start with a small budget and experiment until you understand what works. Study the ads of others for ideas and insights.

The direct marketing approach isn’t the way to go. Instead, I recommend directing traffic to your website or landing page as part of a marketing/sales funnel strategy. Also, sending people to your site is less likely to attract Facebook police. Many affiliates use ads to build their email lists, which trigger autoresponse sequences containing affiliate links and products for sale. [ You will Learn How To Build Website Later In This Tutorial ]

#8. Promoting Affiliate Link On Twitter 

Looking to succeed at Twitter affiliate marketing? Here’s a brief guide to set you on the right path.

Since its inception in 2006, users have posted billions of tweets on Twitter. It has a large user base with 326 million monthly active users. From hosting celebrity banter to swaying elections, Twitter has been a very powerful digital entity on a global scale.

You, as an affiliate marketer can leverage Twitter. Although it’s not as big as Facebook, Twitter does offer you an opportunity to reach larger audiences and make an impact. Having said that, Twitter affiliate marketing is a different ball game altogether. Winning on Twitter requires understanding the platform, its audience’s needs, and etiquette.

Twitter – A Microblogging Platform that Matters

Before you dive into Twitter affiliate marketing, you need to get the hang of things on Twitter.

Twitter is a news and social networking platform that allows people to write short messages called ‘Tweets’. Tweeting, or posting a message with a character limit of 280, is the ultimate masterstroke of this unique platform. The size cap is not only good for readability but also encourages clever use of language. For users, it might be hard to convey their thoughts, but they need to be smart about it.

Affiliate Marketing on Twitter

“If you do it right, the little blue bird can take you places”.

Before you begin affiliate marketing on Twitter, you need to define your goals. Here are some of the goals you might have that Twitter affiliate marketing can help you achieve:

  • Increasing brand awareness
  • Getting leads and eventually converting them into customers
  • Building long-lasting relationships with the audience
  • Increasing loyalty for the products or services you promote

You might also want to look at some of the competitors’ profiles. What are they doing? What’s working for them? Can you do it better?

To find out about other Twitter users, you can use Followerwonk. From realtors to digital marketers, you can learn about Twitter users from all kinds of industries. You can then follow or reach out to them depending on your purpose.

Here are some Twitter affiliate marketing tips to help you get started:

Work on Your Twitter Bio

Your Twitter bio is the first thing that your visitors see when they check your profile. Within these 160 precious characters, you must make a positive impression and convey who you are, as genuinely as possible. It should not sound like you are selling something. Although, you should add the link to your website or landing page to guide the viewer(s).

It is important to note that your bio should align with the rest of the content you post. If you post funny stuff, your bio should be quirky; if you plan to keep the profile formal, make your bio professional. Just make sure to have a voice, a personality.

Here’s a Twitter bio of Neil Patel, the digital marketing rockstar we all know:

Engage With Other People

Twitter is a platform that places you in the same space as your audience and potential customers. You can interact with them on a personal level and make strong connections. You can find out relevant Twitter threads and jump into conversations. Contribute to them.

You can also join Twitter chats relevant to your niche. Twitter chats not only help you voice your opinions, but also allow you to communicate with like-minded people.

Look for influencers in your niche to partner with. Building relationships with influencers takes time, but once you become friends with them, the rewards can be amazing.

Increase the Number of Followers

After you have set up your profile, and have started engaging with fellow Twitter users, it is now time to increase your following. To gain somebody’s attention, this is the number you need to focus on. Twitter users pay a lot of attention to the number of followers on your profile. You will need to have a decent number to make a good impression.

Here are some ways you can increase followers:

  • Have an interesting Twitter bio
  • Post pictures and videos
  • Follow relevant people
  • Participate in Twitter chats
  • Retweet content from trustworthy profiles
  • Run a paid campaign to acquire new followers. (More on how you can increase your followers on Twitter by spending a few bucks later on).

Tweet Regularly

Now that you have built up a profile on Twitter, and have a decent number of followers, it is time to focus on the content you put out. You must tweet regularly. Be creative and do not be afraid to go out of the box. The better your content, the easier it will be able to engage your audience. Find out the best times to post on Twitter and post accordingly.

A good practice is to schedule your posts. This will allow you to develop posts in advance and let you focus on other more important tasks. Here are five social media management tools to help you schedule your tweets:

  • Sprout Social
  • Later
  • CoSchedule
  • Feedly
  • Tweetdeck

Take Advantage of Insights from Twitter Analytics

If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. These words hold for any affiliate marketer who wants to succeed. You need to know which of your marketing efforts are bringing about what kinds of results. You can then tweak your strategies and become more effective.

Luckily, Twitter has an Analytics feature for every account. You can learn how your tweets did, how many profiles visit you had, your mentions and so on. These insights come in very handy when evaluating performance.

If you are looking for advanced reports and even deeper insights, you might want to opt for social media monitoring tools. Here are some Twitter analytics tools you might want to explore:

  • SproutSocial
  • Quantity
  • Native Twitter Analytics
  • Keyhole
  • Simply Measured

Utilize the Power of Hashtag

Twitter is the undisputed king of all hashtagging social media platforms. Hashtags are a great way for users to organize their tweets. They tell what content is relevant to a particular topic, and helps get tweets in front of an interested audience, thereby increasing its engagement.

As an affiliate marketer, you must take advantage of hashtags. Find relevant hashtags in your industry. It might be a phrase or even something related to the place you reside in. Make sure that you are using them sparingly. Too many hashtags and you will kill the purpose!

Employ Twitter Ads

Twitter affiliate marketing also involves direct advertising. By spending a few bucks, you can develop incredible campaigns to derive results. You will need to set up a budget by entering a required daily maximum amount and an optional overall budget. These figures allow Twitter to understand how much you are willing to spend and optimize your campaign accordingly.

Here are some ways to directly advertise on Twitter:

  • Paid New Follower Campaign

Not every paid campaign can bring your estimated sales or traffic. Twitter allows its users to run the ‘New Follower’ campaign. You pay for promoted tweets and Twitter shows it in the feeds of interested people. It works great to raise your brand awareness.

You can set it up through the Twitter Ads page. The key part is to define the target audience. You can drill down to aspects such as gender, language, location, device, interests, preferences, etc.

After you have set up the campaign, create a message that resonates with that target audience. The call-to-action should not be directed to your website, it should simply ask them to follow you. Make sure you are tracking the performance of your efforts. This way, you will know what worked and why.

  • Driving Traffic and Conversions

As an affiliate marketer, you surely want to convert your audience into paying customers. This type of campaign sends the person off from Twitter to your website. You can set up conversion tracking to check email subscriptions, page views, and product orders.

Conversion tracking also allows you to measure ROI depending on the actions that users took after viewing or engaging with your ad. On Twitter, you can attribute conversions beyond the last click, that is, you can include different actions such as link clicks, retweets, likes, etc.

Generate the website tag through Twitter’s Universal Website Tag and place the code throughout your website. This will help the analytics track where the conversions came from.

  • Affiliate Offer Promotion

Twitter allows affiliate marketers to promote their offers. These tweets will be labeled as ‘Promoted’ and will show up on people’s news feeds, just like a boosted post on Facebook.

The idea is to strike a balance between offers and good content. If you are just promoting offers and not adding value for Twitter users, they are less likely to buy from you, and might even unfollow you. A good approach to increase engagement is to include pictures in your posts.

Make sure you are tracking your post’s performance.

To Sum Up

Twitter has become a massive platform with immense reach. To leverage this platform, affiliate marketers need to be very smart. It’s a tricky world for marketers. One mistake and you have lost the trust of many potential customers.

Twitter affiliate marketing involves working hard to build your profile. It is only after you have developed trust that you can promote products. Be genuine and authentic, and always try to help out. You will do great!

#9. Promoting on Instagram

Instagram (IG) is many things. It has over a billion users, and Instagrammers have deep pockets. For example, among adult users, 31 percent make over $75,000 annually. IG users “like” over 4.2 billion and share 95 million posts daily. Zuckerberg and the company got the IG acquisition correct along with WhatsApp (the jury is still out on Oculus VR).
IG is moving in the right direction and stomping on its competitors like Snap. Storylines like these make affiliate marketers drool except for one problem, IG is link-unfriendly.To succeed in affiliate marketing, a publisher needs to deploy thousands of links in multiple places to increase the number of clicks and conversions.
On IG, the only place to put a hyperlink is in one’s bio. Links anywhere else are not clickable, for example, links in posts. Many affiliates include links in the hopes that people will copy and paste them into their browsers, but that’s a terrible strategy. So, what is an affiliate marketer to do?
First, you must recognize that there are much better social media networks than Instagram for affiliate marketing, for example, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Therefore, you might abandon IG altogether. Secondly, if you want to play on IG, you must accept its limitations and focus on what is available (the bio section). Four strategies accompany the all-important bio link.

Instagram Affiliate Marketing Strategies

Link to an Affiliate Product or Service

I promote many products and services, so I wouldn’t want to use my link to market only one. On the other hand, you might be focused and very passionate about promoting one item. You could add your affiliate link—shortened, cloaked, or branded—to your profile or create an account specifically for that item. For instance, you’re passionate about writing and want to promote Xprexity Affiliate Program, a free grammar checker. You create an account called @becomeapro and posts selling tips and motivational quotes. Your bio reads, “Improve your marketing with this website. Click below to learn more. #Ad.”

Link to a Website or Blog

A practical way to generate affiliate commissions on Instagram is to add a link to your website or blog. Many affiliate marketers use IG as a traffic source. As traffic flows to your site, visitors will discover your content and stumble upon affiliate links. You might even create a unique URL and welcome page for your IG traffic. For example, digitalfodder.com/instagram. Your welcome page could acknowledge your presence on IG and provide a brief intro about you and your offerings. For example,

Thanks for visiting my IG profile. I’m an online marketer, author, and advisor. Check out my content for marketing, self-publishing, money, WordPress, and working online tips.

Cheers,

Chad, Instagram Fanatic

Link to a Landing Page

Many affiliate marketers direct traffic to a landing page, i.e., a one-page website for e-commerce, event/webinar registration, and list building. I use a landing page to grow my email list. I offer a list of top and profitable WordPress affiliate programs. When someone subscribes, he or she enters my marketing funnel. A marketing funnel is a process of turning leads into buyers, customers, and clients as illustrated below. Search for “marketing funnel” to explore variations.

Many marketers use automated email and drip sequences to introduce affiliate products and services to their subscribers. I use an auto-response sequence through MailerLite, a top-rated email marketing service and a fantastic alternative to MailChimp. You could send new subscribers three to five automated emails over weeks/months and include affiliate links where applicable. Additionally, many marketers using landing page builders like Leadpages to get subscribers and sales.

Link to a Page Containing Multiple Links

A landing page is often used to collect email addresses and sell products, but you could create a landing page containing numerous links to direct your IG traffic. Alternatively, you can use IG-centric services that provide templates to feature multiple links, for example, LinkTreeLnk.Bio, and SHORBY. Their goals are to solve the one-link IG dilemma. LinkTree states, “You only get one chance to link on Instagram. Make it do more.” Lnk.Bio reads, “Multiple links for your Instagram bio, the new way to improve your Instagram experience.” Those tools are easy to set up. You connect your IG account, pick a template, add links, and you’re ready.

LinkTree Chad Tennant

Considerations

Analytics & Reporting

Earnings are what matter to most affiliates. Our commissions indicate how we are performing, which is why affiliate marketing is also called performance and commissioned-based marketing. To learn more about your audience, measure reach, and track engagement, review Google AnalyticsInstagram Insights (for business profiles), Hootsuite Analytics, and Iconosquare.

Followers, Views, & Clicks

Like other social media platforms, increasing followers, views, engagement, and CTRs are a function of user activity. Posting at least once daily should be your goal. Using hashtags makes your content more discoverable. You should add five to ten hashtags to every post without appearing spammy. I have my hashtags ready to copy and paste in a memo on my phone.

Check out your competition to understand what hashtags they use and discover the most popular hashtags with a tool like RiteTag. You might also read Hootsuite’s The Dos and Don’ts of How to Use Hashtags and The Complete Instagram Hashtag GuideLastly, you might want to buy followers or use marketing automation and bots to attract people to your profile. For differing opinions on those topics, search for “buying IG followers, “IG bots,” and “IG automation.”

URL Shorteners

The link that you add to your bio should convey trust and safety. If it doesn’t, you’ll decrease your click-through rate (CTR). For example, chadtennant.com conveys trust because it’s ordinary and matches my Insta profile address. Alternatively, using bit.ly/sf3h2 could look suspicious.

Many Instagrammers use shortened link services such as Hootsuite (Ow.ly) and Bitly (Bit.ly). While shortened links are practical to use in posts and on other networks, I don’t recommend using one in your bio unless it’s consistent with everything else. Also, it helps if the link is customized or branded. For instance, an account for women’s shoes uses bit.ly/sixinchheels, which would be acceptable.

How Do You Promote Affiliate Products Like A Professional

Build a niche website

Following the following steps to build a website step by step

  1. Buy a domain
  2. Buy a WordPress hosting
  3. Install theme
  4. install plugins
  5. customize
  6. design logo and some graphics
  7. use auto the right way
  8. Adding an affiliate link to all your post

How To Promote Affiliate Marketing As A Super Affiliate

This is a combination of promoting as a beginner along with a pro

and using paid Ads

Use These Ads Platform To Find Cheap Quality Traffic

I don’t know about you, but I have an obsession with finding cheap website traffic that can convert well. I mean, I also run ads on Adwords where I pay at least $1 per click… and they are giving me a positive ROI, but sometimes I like to create a campaign and promote it with clicks that cost anywhere between $0.001 and $0.05 and see if I can make an offer convert with that kind of traffic.

cheap website traffic

There is a weird satisfaction that I get when I see that I can make money even if I don’t pay a fortune for clicks or don’t have to spend time doing SEO.

When I started many years ago, my main concern was finding good quality traffic, and I failed many times. I could’ve created and designed a killer landing page, have an amazing logo or great copywriting, but it was all pointless because I had no good quality traffic that came to my websites.

Of course, I’ve tried AdWords because so many people talked about it, but as a noob, that was a mistake to join AdWords and pay such a high CPC even at that time, the lowest I could get was like $0.30 – $0.50 targeting US and search engine only.

So I’ve said, to hell with that it’s too expensive and hard for a beginner to make a profit from AdWords and I started my quest to find good advertising networks that could give me quality traffic but at a fraction of AdWord’s cost.

Anyway, before we go any further, you might consider having your website ready to send traffic first, because that will help you out when doing traffic campaigns with some of these traffic sources.

Because some of them might not like you direct linking to an offer, instead it’s recommended to have your website or landing page where you could send your traffic first, and then from there redirect them to your offers.

Why Low-Cost Traffic

You Don’t Have a High Budget

no money for ads

If you’re reading this article you’re interested in increasing the traffic to your website or your affiliate campaigns. You can achieve that through many methods, free or paid. But let’s say you have no idea how to do SEO or have no time to wait until it takes effect, and also you can’t afford to pay $1 or more per click on Adwords.

So the next best thing is to find traffic that is cheaper than Adwords that can also convert well and is way faster than waiting for SEO. Sure you might still have to spend money on it, but in the end, if you find a good network that you can work with, your cost will be much lower than AdWords.

No Time To Wait For SEO

no time for seo

Like I’ve mentioned above, if waiting for SEO is not your thing, and all the other free traffic methods have failed you (such as social media, forum posting, youtube marketing, etc).. then you should try paying for traffic.

Yes, it will not always convert as good as a visitor coming directly from Google if you do proper SEO, but it can still work and you will be able to at least test your website or offer before starting to do heavy SEO on the website.

Almost all the paid traffic sources I mention below will start sending you traffic in about 24 hours since you submit your campaign (you will have to wait for your ads to be reviewed so that’s why it will take a bit longer).

Isn’t All Cheap Traffic Bad?

Yes and No…

I’ve tried and tested many many paid advertising networks over the years and most of them where indeed crap, and I only lost my money in trying them out, but there are some traffic sources that I found to have good traffic with low CPC (cost per click) that worked for me and I was able to get sales and leads from them.

So I’ve figured that maybe you guys will be interested in knowing some of these low-cost traffic sources that I use, so if you’re looking to promote affiliate offers or your websites and you’re on a budget, you should try out the following sources.

But first…

bot traffic
Always be on the lookout for bot traffic.

Here are some tips on how to prevent paying for bad traffic:

  • In general, stay away from websites that will promise to send you 100000 visitors for $10.
  • Don’t buy traffic from Fiverr gigs, 99% of the time they are fake bot traffic
  • Don’t pay for an email blasting service (You pay $100 a month to be able to spam thousands of emails)
  • Always read reviews about the company or service you want to buy your traffic from
  • Stay away from PTC and traffic exchange websites.

These are some good tips that you should follow if you want to minimize the chances of buying bad or fake traffic.

In general, even the legit traffic sources have bad traffic (you’ll read about that in a minute), but the key to that is to do proper tracking and block the bad websites/id’s.

Ok, enough about the bad stuff, let’s see my go-to places to get quality traffic at a low price.

10 Recommended Cheap Website Traffic Sources

1. Microsoft Advertising (formerly known as Bing Ads)

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UPDATE: I just partnered with Bing Ads and you can get a $100 bonus in advertising if you spend $25 with them. To take advantage of this offer Sign up with Bing Ads Here. 

By the way, Bing Ads has now become Microsoft Advertising.

No idea why that happened, but since Microsoft owns Bing and a bunch of other services and websites, I guess they chose to rename Bing Ads to Microsoft Advertising because they wanted to include more options for advertisers to advertise on.

Similar to Google and Adwords, Bing also has its advertising platform for their search engine listings. They work the same, but Bing Ads are in general much cheaper. You can go ahead and create an account here.

They don’t have the same volume as Google, so they can’t send you thousands a click a day for every industry, but they still have some good numbers especially if you chose to run your ads on their search partners too Yahoo and AOL.

The Windows operating system is still the most used one in the world, and it comes with its own browser Internet Explorer (or the newest version: Edge) preinstalled. And they have their MSN and Bing Search pre-configured as the homepage and as the default search engine. So if you’re worried that nobody is using Bing search, well think again.

Another good thing about Bing Ads is that their user base is a bit older than Google’s, and they have a higher conversion rate than Google but at a lower cost.

One of my campaigns that I ran on BingAds, managed to get an average CPC of $0.04 targeting: US, CA, UK, AU, Singapore

The average CPC can range between $0.05 and $1, depends on all the different categories. But you can also get lucky and pay about $0.01 per click. It’s a bit trickier these days but it can still be done.

So if you want to get clicks as low as $0.01 you should:

  • Target other countries than the US (think about Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, France, Spain, etc..)
  • Create an awesome landing page that has a good quality score. Aim to get at least an 8/10 quality score. This helps to lower your CPC.
  • Go to SemRush and spy on your competitors and see what keywords and ads they are running and copy them all.
  • Do split tests between different ads and try to change the ad titles and text description
  • You can also use Neil Patel’s Ubersuggest and Google Keyword tool to add more keywords to your campaign

Now keep in mind this is not something that’s an exact science and of course you might have different results, but in general, if you follow some of these steps you should be able to lower your CPC enough, maybe not exactly $0.01 per click but you can easily achieve something like $0.03 – $0.06.

I’ve put BingAds in the first place because it’s a high-quality ad network with very little bad traffic (if any at all) and they also have good CPC prices.

My craziest record with Bing Ads was 1 sale from just 2 clicks (I paid $0.10 for 2 clicks, ended up selling a product for $40, not that bad, but I did my set up correctly and I was targeting France instead of the US, where there isn’t that much of a competition).

Of course, I got a little lucky with 1 sale from 2 paid clicks, but still, that only proves that Bing is on par or even better than Google Adwords sometimes and that their traffic converts well.

Bing Ads Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: No minimum deposit for Bing Ads, you pay after 30 days, but you can also prepay your account with $50 for example.
  • Minimum CPC: $0.01

 

2. RevContent

RevContent is a native content recommendation network, where your ads can be placed on some of the top websites in the world such as Forbes.com, PCWorld, NewsWeek, Metro, Inquisitr, Heavy.com, etc.

The traffic you can buy on RevContent can be cheap $0.01 per click or can be a bit on the expensive side: $0.10 – $0.30 CPC. It all depends on what your targeting is, such as GEO, placements, category, device, etc.

Here are some examples of volume and cost for some campaigns that I ran in the past on RevContent:

As you can see, I had a test campaign running for just $0.05 per click, and that’s US traffic on Desktop, (the most expensive combination).

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Another campaign that I had running for a longer period, the average CPC was a bit higher at $0.08 but it was still worth it for me because I had a great return on investment and I wanted to bid a bit higher to buy more traffic. This is also a US traffic desktop only.

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Did a mobile campaign test in a European country and was able to get a CPC of $0.02. It was only a 1-day test campaign which didn’t bring me too many conversions so I had to cut it, but nevertheless, the traffic volume and the cost was good.

So as you can see you can get a lot of traffic from RevContent at reasonable prices, it all depends on what country you’re targeting, what device, what category or website placements you chose, etc.

Note: Revcontent has a bit of a problem with bot traffic especially if you target the US. Many publishers are using some sort of software to automate clicks on their ads to increase their revenue. Of course, this is bad and it can chew a large part of your budget if you’re not careful. So make sure that you do proper tracking by using good tracking software like RedTrack.

You need to track from what websites and widgets the clicks are coming from, and block them immediately if you think they are bot traffic for example if you see a 100% bounce rate or less than 1 second spent on site.

Yes, it sucks, and I have no idea when Revcontent will fix this and get rid of all the bad publishers, it’s been like this for 2 years or so since I’m testing this platform. But once you create a list of bad website IDs or a whitelist (a list that has only the good IDs that you want to target) then Revcontent is a great way to get cheap website traffic that converts.

Revcontent Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: $100
  • Recommended Minimum CPC: $0.03 (depending on the device and country targeted)

3. Reddit

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Reddit is a big social network website (currently the 25th most visited website in the world and 6th social network).

But before you get too happy about Reddit, you should know that’s one of the most “Brutal” social networks in existence.

Why is that?

Well, the users also known as “Redditors” are a bit too much to handle for some people, they are either trolling, judgemental, talk crap or are brutally honest about you or your service and this can make your marketing campaign on Reddit worthless.

Of course, not every Redditor is like that, most of them are nice. But you should always be careful about how you try and advertise your website because they can smell the bullshit quick and the whole campaign could backfire on you if they start leaving you nasty comments. So it’s probably best to advertise something interesting and helpful to the subreddit that you chose to subscribe to.

Ok, I didn’t mean to scare you…

Let’s look at the good points:

Reddit is the 3rd most visited site in the US, it has over 330 million average monthly active users and more than 140k active communities (also known as subreddits).

Also, Reddit is a great place to hold awesome and productive conversations with people that have the same interests as you. This makes Reddit traffic that much better since most of its users are super interested and very targeted in all niches. For example, if you want to talk with entrepreneurs and other online marketers you could join subreddits like r/Entrepreneur or r/DigitalMarketing.

You can get traffic from Reddit for free too, but first, you need to build up your profile with a positive karma score and join conversations post helpful guides, articles, etc, since most subreddits require you to have a certain karma score to post links.

So the next best thing is to pay for it, Reddit Ads are very cheap, and not that many marketers are using them. Which is weird since they have such a good price for super laser targeted traffic.

To start advertising simply go to Reddit Ads and log-in (if you already have a Reddit account) or register if you don’t have an account, and then just click on create a campaign and the whole thing is pretty self-explanatory.

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The price for your ads depend on what country and subreddit you chose to advertise to, as you can see from the following image, if I wanted to promote a NetHustler article on some internet marketing related subreddits in the US, I will only have to pay something like $0.5 – $1 CPM (cost per 1000 impressions).

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After that, you submit your campaign it will have to be reviewed and approved first, so you will need to wait up to 24hours for your promotion to go live.

Reddit is an amazing way of getting quality cheap traffic, but you must be careful of what things you’re promoting as again, Reddit users can smell through the bullsh*t and if they sense something is tricky or a scam, they will let you and other Redditors know about it.

Reddit Ads Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: $5 (last time I checked…)
  • Minimum CPM: $0.50

4. Content.ad

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Content.ad is another content recommendation network, where you can buy native ads that appear on some of the biggest websites on the internet.

Just like Revcontent, Content.ad also has a huge volume of traffic that can be bought for pennies. There is a trick, however, Content.ad will give you a different pricing range for your campaign depending on what type of website or landing page you’re promoting.

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CPC prices for promoting Noncommercial content (such as an article, guide, tutorial, etc)

As you can see, depending on what type of content you want to promote you will have a different CPC bid.

So if you were to create a campaign for a blog article or a guide on something, that doesn’t promote a product or service inside the article, then you can use the Noncommercial content type inside content.ad and get clicks for as low as $0.01 on mobile, up to a minimum $0.05 on desktop.

You can have banners around your article, just nothing inside the article that specifically promotes something. (Adsense ads etc are ok).

Now if you wanted to promote an affiliate product, your service or if you wanted to build an email list and gather subscribers via a squeeze page, you will have to choose the “Advertorials or Advertisements” content type, depending on what you’re promoting.

CPC for promoting Advertorials or Advertisement Content. (Landing pages to affiliate products, services, email signup, etc)

 

These are more expensive to advertise, and you will have to pay at least $0.06 per click on mobile, and it can go up to $0.30 on desktop.

You should also keep in mind that with these native ad networks (content.ad, revcontent, etc), to get a lower CPC you need to have a good CTR (click-through rate) on your ads. The higher the CTR the lower the CPC will go. So you need to test many ad titles and images to find the best-performing ones.

As you can see from some of my campaigns that I did in the past on Content.ad, I was able to reach a $0.01 CPC on some of them but usually, I had something between $0.02-$0.05 because I was mainly advertising on the desktop OS.

Note: If you target non-commercial, mobile-only and other countries than the US, then you will get a lot of quality cheap clicks at a $0.01 CPC. This traffic is very good and it converts.

When you have those lists, it will be much easier to profit from Content. Ad (and also Revcontent), simply by blocking the bad IDs that are bots or not converting, or by only running traffic on a select group of websites that you know they convert.

You will get all these IDs and data if you use tracking software. Tracking is very important when buying traffic (any kind of traffic not only Content.ad). Otherwise,e without any tracking, you will spend money on ads without knowing what converts and what doesn’t and you will lose a lot of time and money by not doing it properly.

Get a tracking software like RedTrack (yes, this is an affiliate link, and no you won’t be charged extra, yes I get a commission if you get it through my link, and yes you get a 14-day free trial first) that will register all the data about your visitors in order to know what converts and what doesn’t. This way you will be ahead of the game.

Content.ad Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: $250
  •  Minimum CPC: $0.015 on mobile / $0.05 on Desktop

5. PopAds

PopAds Traffic

Popads is a pop-under and pop-up traffic source where you will have to pay on a CPM basis, so, for example, you can pay $5 for 1000 impressions that will be $0.005 per view. Most of the times though, you will pay much less than that, as you will see from one of my campaigns below.

Yes, popunders and popups are annoying to users, and yes there is a lot of bot traffic involved (well not a lot, but a good amount), so you will have to do proper tracking again, but it could be all worth it since the traffic is so cheap and contrary to what many people believe popups and popunders still work and they do convert, some people even have 4-5% conversion rate which is double than the average 2% conversion rate most advertisers get on Google Adwords.

To advertise on PopAds is simple, you need to go and open an account with them here, You don’t need a high budget to get started, and you can fund your account even with $10.

After you have your account all set up and funded, you can go ahead and create a campaign. I will have to write a more in-depth guide on Popads in the future since there are so many features that you can play with, but for now, here’s what you need to know:

PopAds Settings

URL: Create a good looking pop-up landing page, you could use just a simple image or a nicely designed LP, and add the URL here.

Quality: you should leave it on “All websites”. You will get more traffic and quicker, to faster optimize the campaign. Plus most of the time is not really worth it to pay extra just for the top 10% of websites.

Max Bid: here you need to use the “Smart Bid” option and enter the maximum bid you’re willing to pay for a view, so for example if you enter $0.005 here, you will pay $5 per 1000 impressions. You can go lower or higher depending on your campaign settings (GEO, Device, Categories, how fast you want the traffic, etc)

popads bidding
Popads bidding example: $0.002 cost per view will come out as $2 CPM ($2 per 1000 impressions) pretty good…

Throttling: Disabled

Categories: Choose Adult only if you promote an adult offer, otherwise go with the General option.

Website Targeting: Disabled (for now)
After your campaign is live, and you get some visitors to your link, provided that you’re using a tracking tool like RedTrack, you will be able to see the IDs of the websites that are sending you the traffic.

Popads campaign summary

When you are finished with setting up all the things for the campaign, click on the Summary tab, here you will see how many impressions you will be able to receive per day with the settings and the bid that you chose. So if you want a higher impression count you will have to bid a bit more, but if you have a lower budget you can lower your bid and get fewer impressions per day.

Play around with the bid and the campaign settings until you are happy with the summary outcome, and then click on the Create Campaign button and wait for the review. For me, I like to go big and have more impressions and I bid slightly higher to be able to optimize my campaigns faster.

After the campaign is approved you will start receiving traffic to your link. After you get a good amount of visits (at least 5k) you could then start optimizing your campaign by excluding the bad website IDs or targeting only the websites that make you money or have good quality traffic with low bounce rate etc.

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One of my tests campaign that I ran on Spain, as you can see I was able to get a $0.0014 cost per view, which was pretty good…for a tier 1 country. But this was after I optimized the campaign and removed the bot traffic, so that’s why I have fewer impressions count.

So if there is an ID that does not convert you can then go ahead and use the “Exclude Websites” option and add the IDs you want to block. You’ve probably realized by now that I’m talking about RedTrack a lot in this article, and you might think that I’m doing all of this just for a quick buck.

Yes, I will get paid a commission if you sign-up via my affiliate link (They have a 14-day free trial though), but tracking is essential when it comes to buying traffic. And I simply recommend RedTrack because it’s very easy to use for beginners and also much cheaper compared to the other tracking tools around.

I could very easily recommend you Voluum or FunnelFlux which are also very good tracking solutions, but they are a bit more complicated to use and also more expensive (all of them start with a basic plan of $99 per month). But you can use whichever tracker you want.

For beginners, I think RedTrack is awesome and also cheaper, so that’s why I keep on recommending it (if it was crap, it wouldn’t be mentioned on my blog) Ok enough about this, but seriously tracking is important, doesn’t matter what you use to do it, but do it or else you will lose money and get no data in return, data is important in order to optimize your campaigns and cut down your costs.

So that’s the thing with PopAds, you need to test campaigns, track and optimize to get it to be profitable and get quality cheap website traffic. It can be hard at first and you might need to spend a couple of bucks, but it can be worth it.

Popads Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: $10
  •  Minimum CPV (cost per view): $0.00015 (yes that’s 4 zeros, but of course depends on the GEO)

6. YouTube

Youtube Advertising

Youtube is the 3rd biggest website in the world and the 2nd search engine. It gets a ton of traffic every day, and yet there aren’t that many advertisers on it.

Youtube in numbers: There are 400 hours of video uploaded every minute or 25 hours of video every 5 seconds. It has a user base of over 1.5 billion and there are about 5 billion videos watched every day.

The CPC can be as low as $0.02 for US traffic and maybe even lower in other countries. Comparing that to Adwords where you can find clicks upwards of $150 for certain industries, and you can see why advertising on Youtube makes cents (a stupid pun on sense and cents, I know, but I couldn’t help myself).

Advertising on YouTube is as easy as it is on AdWords, but it comes at a lower price. It all depends on what type of ad you create, some can be cheaper then other more expensive.

So if you’re looking for some quality traffic at cheap prices you should try and give Youtube advertising a try. You don’t even need to have a video ad, you can simply use a banner as you would use on Adwords.

YouTube Advertising Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: No minimum deposit for YouTube ads, you pay after 30 days
  •  Minimum CPV (cost per view): $0.01 (it depends on the ad format that you chose)

7. Facebook Ads

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Ok, I’ll be honest with you, I have a love and hate relationship with Facebook Ads, and I don’t really like advertising on Facebook that much, simply because I think other sources convert better, I mean Facebook is a social network, people hang on it to watch videos of cats and some pictures of their friend’s newborn baby, they aren’t in the mood to buy or subscribe to things.

That doesn’t mean I don’t use it from time to time…or that it doesn’t work… Facebook is still great if you want to start and you don’t have a big budget since you can get started without even depositing any funds and just create a campaign with $5 per day or so.

Anyway…

A few years ago it wasn’t that difficult to get $0.01 clicks from Facebook ads in the US.

Nowadays things are different. There are way more marketers and advertisers using FB ads and also Facebook has done many changes to their ads platform, so it isn’t as easy or as common anymore to get $0.01 clicks.

But not impossible…

If you want to get penny clicks from Facebook you need to have engaging and captivating ads that users will share, like and comment and also a high CTR (click-through rate).

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The type of ad you chose to set up is also important. For example, a boosted post on your facebook page will have a much lower CPC then if you were to do a “Website Traffic” ad.

That’s because Facebook will want its users to remain on their website instead of going to an external one. So clicks to your website will almost always be more expensive than something like a post share or page like.

Video ads are another beast altogether. In general (for me at least) I find way easier to get video ad views for just $0.01/view.

Of course, video ads don’t have the same CTR as the other type of ads, but the benefit is that you can get that post to go viral much easier since a video is more engaging than a normal ad and you will get free traffic after a while if enough people share it.

In addition to the different ad types, the target audience that you will have to set up during the ad creation process also plays an important role in lowering or raising your CPC.

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If you do retarget and you have a custom audience based on your website traffic, the CPC will usually be much lower.

So as you can see, there are still some ways to get cheap traffic from Facebook ads. Now I don’t know if it will convert well for you (for me it’s hit or miss), somedays you might have great results and some days not so much.

Regardless Facebook Ads is still a good platform to try out and their great advantage is the insane targeting possibilities and also the fact that you can start with $5.

Facebook Ads Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: No minimum deposit, you pay after your account reaches the threshold amount.
  • Minimum CPC: Can get as low as $0.01 if you optimize your ads correctly and you’re not in a competitive GEO

8. MGID

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Mgid is another native advertising network, similar to RevContent and Content.ad. The best part about them is that the minimum deposit is low: $100 and that they are more lenient towards what campaigns you can run and what you have on your landing pages or in your ad settings.

For example, you can run a bit more “riskier” ads on MGID, that you wouldn’t be allowed on other native ad networks like Revcontent. You could also run offers in some categories that some ad networks won’t allow you to advertise, such as ED, Hair Loss Pills, Adult Games, Dating, etc.

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Of course they have rules too, so don’t expect that you could run some crazy offer or landing page, but in general, they approve campaigns riskier than the other networks.

You might be wondering if they have good traffic and if they can provide results… well as you could already see in this article I’ve only talked about companies that I tested and worked with, so yes Mgid has good traffic and they convert well (highly recommended you use a tracker to track the bad websites / ID’s that send you traffic that doesn’t convert.You could try: FunnelFlux tracker)

As you could see from the image above, I’ve spent $2350 with Mgid on this account, which of course means that I had some great results, otherwise I would’ve stopped at like $200 – $300.

I tested some random health products that I never promoted before in 2 random countries (France & Romania) and I had no idea what to expect. To my surprise, they’ve both made me money and they were both very profitable. The first campaign in France made 105 sales and the second one for Romania, I got 56 sales. Not that bad considering that they both paid almost double the conversion costs.

I  had to optimize the campaigns a bit and block some bad website ID’s and test a couple of different ads, but all in all, it was a smooth process and managed to get both campaigns on a positive ROI.

The other campaigns that you see with 0 conversions, were used to promote some content on my blogs, so no conversions to be shown there since I had nothing to sell. I just wanted to increase my social media and boost my number of shares on some blog articles and that worked out nicely.

In the end, Mgid is another company that I recommend.

Mgid Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: $100
  • Minimum CPC: $0.01 (depending on the country, it can go up)

Their minimum accepted CPC varies depending on the country you are targeting. For example, if you want USA and Canada traffic you need to bid a least $0.035 for UK and Australia at least $0.045. For Europe between $0.015 and $0.2 and other GEO’s around the world, the minimum bid is $0.01.

9. MegaPush


Megapu.sh is a new ad network that is based on push notification advertising. Push notifications are those messages that you receive on your phone from various apps and websites that you are using. For example, you receive push notifications every time you receive a message on Facebook or from your bank account informing you about a recent transaction, etc.

Even though it’s a new Ad format, push notification advertising is growing at an incredible speed, and more and more companies are now using this traffic model to bring clients and leads to their services and websites.

Advantages of Push Traffic: It’s almost always bot-free, depending on the network that you chose to work with. Being a very new ad format, there aren’t any bots out there that can simulate a user subscribing for a website’s notifications.

So advertisers are taking advantage of this since that means there are fewer ways to lose money.

Another great advantage of push traffic is that your message will appear directly and instantly on the user’s device, which means maximum visibility and a very high CTR (click-through rate) when compared to the more traditional banner ads.

Ok, so now where do you go to find good quality push notification traffic?

Simple answer: MegaPu.sh

1.2 means: $0.012 not $1.2 and 0.3 Means $0.003 etc. It’s confusing at first, but don’t worry you will get the hang of it eventually.

They have a very good and large inventory and at very affordable prices. They use a CPC pricing model (meaning you pay each time someone clicks on your push ad). Their lowest CPC is $0.001. Yes, that’s right a tenth of a cent. Can you imagine the possibilities of such cheap traffic?

The only “issue” is the weird way in how they are displaying the cost. they just display everything in cents, so 0.1 becomes a tenth of a cent which is $0.001.  So make sure you won’t get fooled by that high number when you see it. For example, if you see something like Germany – 5.9 it doesn’t mean you will pay $5.9 per click it means you will pay $0.059. So 2.1 becomes $0.021, 0.6 becomes $0.006, and 0.1 becomes $0.001.

Some countries have a CPC as low as $0.001

The CPC in Megapu.sh depends on the country you’re targeting. Some countries have a minimum of 2 ($0.02) per click, while others have a minimum of 0.1 ($0.001) per click. Usually even the high tier countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, UK, etc.. only have a minimum bid of $0.02 which is still extra cheap.

But if you have offers that convert well in other countries then you will be able to get a ton of cheap traffic. For example, India starts at $0.003, Brazil starts at $0.002, Panama and a few others at $0.001, etc. so there are plenty of opportunities to make a nice profit.

Mexico Minimum CPC: $0.002 but if you bid $0.003 you get access to more traffic

I’ve had multiple successful campaigns on MegaPu.sh and I’m still using it to this day… here’s an example of some of my campaigns from a few days ago:

Now obviously I can’t show you exactly what offers and campaigns I’m running, (I will create a separate blog post for that in the future), but as you can see I’m getting clicks as low as $0.002, sure I could’ve bid $0.001 on some of them but I wanted access to more traffic and faster. In other more competitive countries as you can see I bid anywhere between $0.01 to $0.03.

And yeah like I’ve said I made money with them, and I still run traffic every day through them for various CPA and affiliate offers as well as some of my other blogs. So I recommend you give them a try. Check out my latest blog post for my MegaPush Review.

MegaPush Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: $100
  • Minimum CPC: $0.001 (for selected countries)

10. PropellerAds

PropellerAds is another great advertising company. Although I only use it for their Push Notification traffic, they also have a few other options such as CPM, Banners, Interstitials, etc. However like I said I only play with their Push traffic.

It works the same way MegaPu.sh works, the only thing different is that they have a slightly higher minimum CPC for push notification traffic which is $0.005, and in some countries, you need to bid a bit higher like at least $0.01.

I don’t care about their other ad formats, I only tried their interstitial banner a few times, it worked ok but I only broke even, and I had to block too many bad zones to bring in a bit of money. Their push traffic, however, is very good.

How To Start Profitable Affiliate Marketing In 2020 The super success guide
How To Start Profitable Affiliate Marketing In 2020 The super success guide

As you can see I bought 623,418 clicks in a little under 4 months and I paid a total of $2,250 (the actual cost was $1,875, but since I’m a European citizen, PropellerAds charges me a VAT tax).

That’s on average $0.003 CPC. However keep in mind that I tested many campaigns in many countries, for example in Sweden and Switzerland I was paying a minimum of $0.08 CPC or more, and in countries like the Philippines, I could go with $0.005.

They also had a promotion a while back when their minimum CPC was $0.001, but I only got to take part for like 2-3 weeks, but then they made their minimum CPC $0.005 so I was paying at least $0.005 – $0.007 CPC for countries like India, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, etc.

Here are some Average CPC prices and also the minimum CPC for some of the countries for Push Notification (this is based on a screenshot I took on 29 December 2018, so it changes daily):

How To Start Profitable Affiliate Marketing In 2020 The super success guide
How To Start Profitable Affiliate Marketing In 2020 The super success guide

So what could I say more about PropellerAds…well if they didn’t have good traffic, I wouldn’t have bought so much of it.

I’ve tried a bunch of things with Propeller, from dating CPA offers, to content arbitrage, affiliate product sales in different niches like health, finance, casino, etc. Some failed, some made me some nice money.

I always figure out how to make a profit with all the companies that I’m working with, so I was able to get my money back plus some nice profit. But to figure out what works and what doesn’t, you will have to test a lot. It all depends on what you’re trying to promote, te to be honest, and how quickly you can scale things up.

PropellerAds Extra Info:

  • Minimum Deposit: $100
  • Minimum CPC: $0.001 for banner/native ads and $0.005 for push ads.

Conclusion

So there you have it…

10 very good and cheap website traffic platforms that you can use to promote your websites, blogs, affiliate offers, gather email signups, etc. Sure some of them are a bit harder to master for example Youtube and Facebook Ads, but they are still worth a try, as the quality of traffic you can get from them is amazing.

I recommend all of these networks, otherwise, I wouldn’t have written about them. They all have their differences and of course, they all vary in traffic quality and price. However, they are all tested and I’ve personally made money with them and I still use at least half of these networks daily to buy traffic for my websites and campaigns.

My favorites right now:

Bing Ads (Now Called Microsoft Advertising) – For promoting more serious services and software.

PropellerAds – For arbitrage and CPA offers.

RevContent – For Adsense Arbitrage.

Watch out for the bot traffic and invalid clicks from Revcontent and PopAds, and make sure you track everything (even on Bing/Facebook ads you need to track your campaigns and see what keywords convert, etc…).

I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but trust me you can ask any serious marketer and he/she will tell you that tracking is one of the most important things to do when you pay for traffic.

So yeah, get yourself a tracking software like RedTrack or FunnelFlux (a bit more advanced and easier to use) and have fun setting up your campaigns.

If you want you can share in the comments your favorite cheap website traffic network and also the costs associated with it. I’m sure others will find it very helpful. Also, like and share this article if it helped you out.

Please keep this in mind though:

The information you see here can always change, these networks can always increase their prices or minimum deposit, I will try to update this article every time I hear news about some of these changes.

Also, please understand that the results I had here with some of these companies, can be very different from the results you might get. I spent a lot of time and money learning how these networks work and what kind of offers are converting well, so I generally have an idea on how to at least break even and get my money back.

You can make some nice sales too using these companies, but I don’t guarantee it 🙂 Ok? Why I don’t guarantee it? Well because not even these ad networks can guarantee that you will make sales or your money back, so it would be insane for me to promise you that you will be able to do it and make a profit.

This doesn’t mean that you would not be successful if you try them… it’s all about your product/service that you’re promoting and of course the country and your landing page.  So, it’s indeed possible to make money using all of these traffic sources, but these things are not an exact science.

In general, though, it’s not that hard…you just need to learn a few things, burn some money on tests, and pick up it from there 🙂

I hope this article helped you out, if you have any questions let me know down in the comments, I’ll try my best to reply to every one of them. Thanks a bunch.

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