Friday, 30 March 2012

New Money-Making Techniques: CPA+Incent

How often do you hear the phrases like "if you want to make money online you must..." and then goes a huge list of requirements: create a website, build a list, join MLM (multi-level marketing) business, invest in HYIPs (high-yield investment programs), complete surveys or these vague ones like start with Google Adsense or engage in affiliate marketing? The fact is that you can be making lots of money online working at the comfort of your home by using any of above-mentioned money-making methods or by using none of them. Actually the problem lies in two simple points...

And the first aspect is nothing more than your mindset. You just get to realize that you need to make more money, you start searching on the topic of how you can do it and finally you come across some distant ways. Few words constantly cycling in your head all the time: "I want money!" :)

And so you begin to follow the information you've found with the hope to make money fast and easy. Indeed all the money-making gurus claim that it's so simple, you only need for the ultimate cash-generating plus fully-automated software with the help of which you will be able to make lots of money online on autopilot? :)

But very soon you realize that all these claims were fake and you have to bust your ass to get at least some cents out. The whole "working online from home" thing turns out to be unreachable and all those people stating otherwise logically become scammers :)

I'm saying this because I myself have gone through such a stituation and know better than anyone else the bitter taste of self-frustration. You see the truth is you don't need to know all that affiliate marketing stuff, website building with its HTML etc, different courses on how to get reach in one month and all the other useless rubbish which only aims at one thing - to give you a pile of shit and try to muddle your brain!

What you wanna receive is just a piece of useful information containing exact step-by-step technique of how to make money with this or that program, website, software etc. And this is the second aspect I was talking about. That's why I decided to start a series of articles related to "New Money-Making Techniques". And it's not quite the techniques that are new (there's no sense to reinvent the wheel), but the approach in implementing the same techniques and methods, how to put them to use and make them work for you.

Do you want to become a ninja money maker? Then let's start with the first cash-generating secret money-sucking method, which I called "Incentivize the Goose" - lol :) With this simple technique you will be able to earn hundreds of dollars daily!

The whole concept is easy to death. What we will be doing is combining CPA (cost per action) offers with "Incent Cash" jobs. Now if you don't know what CPA offer is and what the heck I'm talking about, below I'm clarifying everything. Remember, this is a step-by-step guide!

As determined by Wikipedia "Cost Per Action or CPA (sometimes known as Pay Per Action or PPA) is an online advertising pricing model, where the advertiser pays for each specified action (a purchase, a form submission, and so on) linked to the advertisement.

Direct response advertisers consider CPA the optimal way to buy online advertising, as an advertiser only pays for the ad when the desired action has occurred. An action can be a product being purchased, a form being filled, etc. The desired action to be performed is determined by the advertiser."

Where can you find CPA offers to promote? For this purpose there exist various CPA networks which connect advertisers with promoters (affiliates). And what I'm suggesting you here is exactly to become an affiliate of a CPA network first. And then to use one "ruse"...

First you should know that promoting CPA offers is quite hard if you're not familiar with the questions of how to drive traffic, meaning how to find people and make them visit your CPA offer plus complete it as required. This is a whole science I should remark :)

You have to learn different types of marketing (contextual, social, video, forum, articles and other kinds of marketing), you should know search engine optimization techniques if you want to drive organic traffic from search engines or learn how to create PPC (pay-per-click) campaigns with Google Adwords or Facebook platform, you should have a blog/website where you can run banners or other sort of advertising, different PPV/CPV (pay-per-view and cost-per-view) campaigns, as well as build a list and use email marketing etc.

All this is not so easy plus very time-consuming (however I do encourage you to gradually start learning about this aspects of Internet Marketing, it will help you to boost your affiliate earnings to inconceivable levels). That is why I mentioned "Incent Cash" jobs earlier. These are like paid sign-ups in other words, when you pay interested people to do a little job: fill out a form or submit an email or subscribe to a free trial or download something etc. The best part about it is that you pay just a few cents for such jobs being done. Usually the price is $0.10-$0.20 per job. While most CPA offers will give you something between $2-$20 for being completed! Isn't that a good profit? :)

But the problem is that there are just few CPA networks which are really easy to join(without any skype interviews, any questionnaires and proof submission of past earnings and experience) and, most importantly, which allow "incentive" kind of traffic (above-mentioned paid sign-ups)...

So now we are ready to proceed to the very "approach" (concrete sites, exact steps, accurate methods) of this ingenious money-making technique. Introducing "Incentivize the Goose" - the first cash generating technique for fast and easy money! muhaha

Let me indicate 3 precise steps to follow:

STEP 1: Sign up with the right CPA network

As I've already mentioned we need such a CPA affiliate network which is first - easy to enterand second - permits "Incent Cash". The best network that meets both requirements has appeared recently. It's not flooded with affiliates yet, thus there will be no obstacles to step into and be accepted at once. Click on the banner below to sign-up with it, but firstly, take a moment to read further how to do this "properly".

Incentivize CPA affiliate network

Registration is quite simple. On the first step you will be asked to provide your basic information (fist name, last name, email, address, city, state, zip code, county, tax id/SNN and telephone). If you are not a resident of United States, then type "NA" in the Tax ID/SSN field or just leave it blank (see the screenshot below). Please, do not provide fake information as this will result in your further account termination!

Sign up with Incentivize: step 1
On the next and the last step you would be asked to fill in a few fields. "Name of Incentivize Contact" - which is your desired nickname. "Payment Method" - you can choose between Paypal, Bank Wire or Check (I recommend the first one). And the MOST IMPORTANT field which sounds like "Describe how you plan to promote with Incentivize" (see screenshot as well).

Sign up with Incentivize: step 2
Here is the exact snippet that you must copy-paste in that field to be accepted at once: "I will use various promotional techniques including article and contextual marketing, banners advertising, social media (mostly Facebook and twitter) and video marketing (mostly Youtube), forum marketing and email marketing. I'm planning to run some PPC campaigns using Google Adwords and Facebook ads as well. However my major part of traffic comes from social platforms."

Sign up with Incentivize: step 3

Congratulations! You're done! Now wait 3-5 business days for the email from your affiliate manager including your login information details.

STEP 2: Choose the CPA offer you like

After approval in Incentivize affiliate network you need to choose the offer which is worth promoting. It should be something not cheaper than $2 at least. Go to "Campaigns", choose "Incent Cash" in "Traffic Types" dropdown menu and click search. Now select from over 500 different offers!

Let's say we stopped on "Dating/Social Networking" section and the offer we chose is №630 - "Elitemate- Where Singles Meet!". It pays out $5.50 per simple first page submit (you can preview the campaign to see exactly what is required to fill out). Notice also what the "allowed countries" of the chosen offer are (see screenshot below). We will need this information later. As for Elitemate they are: UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND. It's very good, because quite often there is only one county available. The more the better, of course. Pay attention to the requirement section. It contains important information. In our example it is stated there that "User must be 18+ years of age". We'll need this info later too.

Sign up with Incentivize: step 4

STEP 3: Combining CPA offer with paid sign ups

After you decide on the CPA offer to deal with, you have to find workers to complete this offer ("Incent Cash" jobs). The best place to look for them is Microworkers. Now go there and create a free account.

Now it's time to submit our CPA offer to Microworkers. What you need to do first is deposit little money. Click on "Deposit" and choose one of the variants available. You can invest from as low as $10 to $500 using Alertpay, Moneybookers or your Credit Card (I suggest using the first option).

Let's quickly do the math in our example for $15,26 deposit. Why $15,26? Simple. To follow me first go to "My Campaigns" => "Basis Campaigns" => "Start a new Basic Campaign" (sreenshot below). You see the offer we are submitting requires specific countries which fall into "USA - Western" group, choose it. And the category for your campaign will be "signup" => "signup for a dating site". After you select these options you will notice that the system itself determines the minimum amount "the worker will earn" at the level of $0,45. Now let's multiple it by the minimum number of workers required (30) - 0,45x30=$13,5. Another $1,76 is a campaign approval fee and a rating fee. That's why the final number the system will show you is exactly $15,26.

Sign up with Microworkers: step 1
So we have 30 workers to do the job which pays out $5,50 each time the 1st page is being submitted. Thus we get 30x5,50=$165 as a result. And our net profit compounds 165-15,26=$149,74! As you see the ROI (return on investment) is hyper- super- mega- high (981%)! And this is just on $15,26  investment, but what if you invested $100...or $500? I guess you can count up yourself :)

Concerning other fields...Leave the "Speed" field at the level of 1000. It will make your campaign faster. Make the "Title" field clear and simple, something like " fast sign up". "What is needed to be done" section should be dead simple! Like: "1) Go to this site: [the URL of your CPA offer]; 2) Submit a short form". Here you can state some restrictions as well. For our campaign it will be: "Restrictions: User must be 18+ years old". And the last but not the least - "Required proof " section. Here you should ask for anything that will prove the fact of the job being done. This can be the exact URL of the page after signing up or their IP address proof from or, for example, ZIP code they registered with etc. Just make sure the proof will help you to identify whether the job has been done or you have been fooled by a scammer (yes, fraudsters are all around us).

Later on when the job is done, you will get two options: either accept a job (if the proof is valid and you get commission in your CPA network) or deny it (if the proof is fake or just no proof submitted). Be careful though, some workers can submit true information as a proof, but still they have never done the job and thus you haven't been paid for it. This can be due to transmission of data to third parties I think. Always verify the proof submitted with real stats (you will have all the tools in the backoffice of your CPA network)!

There is another similar site to Microworkers, called Minuteworkers. The advantage of it is that you can submit any work there for as low as $0,1 per job. The main disadvantage is that it's not geo-targeted, meaning that the work is always submitted for the whole army of worldwide workers. And you have to state in the very description of work that it is only for US, UK, CA etc residents. Many would ignore this and continue with your job. so there would be many employees to eliminate and deny their submitted "proof".

You can try also "Incent Virtual currency" along with "Incent Cash" in your CPA network. It's when you reward people with not real cash, but with some points or virtual currency. Though the conversion rate will obviously be not so high as it is with real money :), you can still make a few hundred extra bucks for sure. For this purpose you can try Virtapay - a large community built around virtual currency which claims to become acceptable one day. Here's[how you can place your item for sale there], just replace it with your CPA offer and use your imagination and creativity.

So that is practically all about this new money-making technique. You can increase your earnings by using Incentivize affiliate network to the fullest and take advantage of its addition income streams, such as Content Locking. That's why let me tell you a few more words about the very network. Such a brief Incentivize CPA affiliate network review.

Incentivize was initially introduced to affiliates as a way to non-stop revenue stream. Here you can incent an offer with just anything you can think of - a survey or offer that rewards a visitor with cash, virtual currency or a download - the ways are almost unlimited. When it comes to maximizing both site content and traffic, Content Locking is the simplest solution. This technology requires no coding skills and setup takes but a few moments. Turning your current visitor traffic into more than just a click has become so easy! Basically this has become the simplest formula to making money online.

As usual if you have any questions, feel free to ask as well as leave your comments, Like and share the article and subscribe to my newsletter below! A lot of new money-making and cash-generating techniques are coming soon...

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

[IZEA] SocialSpark Review - Make Money Blogging

There exist numerous ways to earn money online from Blogging. This can be some PPC (pay per click) campaigns, like Google Adsense (btw my Adsense account was banned a few days ago...I will write a post about my "fatal mistakes" soon) or some of its alternatives, this can be direct advertising or affiliate sales, it can be CPA (cost per action) offers or some CPM (cost per 1,000 impressions) banners etc. All this reflects the topics of  "how to make money online blogging""blogging for profit" or"how to monetize your blog".

Bear in mind, that you can create and write your blog on different platforms. The variety simply stumbles at first:
  1. You can create a [Squidoo Lens], for example. Establish a [Hub Page]. (each of this two can be easily monetized by Adsense and other ad blocks). 
  2. Use free blog platforms, like Wordpess or Blogger. I love blogger most of all – it is really simple, nice and easy to use, with in-built ability to monetize your blog with Adsense block widgets. You can see that this blog is built precisely on Blogger platform.
  3. Use some blogging networks which allow you to post your articles plus participate in Adsense "share revenue" programs, meaning that you will split the profit and earn 50-100% of total Adsense income from your blog posts. They slightly differ from squidoo lens and hub pages. Examples of such websites where you can get paid to write or as they say "blog for cash" are: 
  • WikiNut - here you can be writing about anything you like. You will get 50% of the revenue generated by ads on your article pages. You can make money as a moderator reviewing other articles as well.
  • Bukisa - write about your favorite subject and get paid for it.
  • SheToldMe - on SheToldMe network you don't even need to write and post articles or make any reviews etc. Here you can be making money by merely bookmarking your favorite content - articles, images, videos etc! And the best part is that you keep 100% of Adsense revenue generated by your bookmarked pages.
  • Helium - one of the best revenue sharing and paid to write sites! You can blog about whatever you want. Your income depends on the quantity as well as on the quality of your posts.
  • Xomba - this network allows you to write about anything but a few topics connected with violence or adult. Here you can be earning two different ways: through adsense share revenue (targeted ads will be displayed on the pages you post and when anybody clicks on them you get paid) and through bookmarking pages.
  • - quite popular network, where you can make very good money. You can blog on whatever you like. Your income in this case is determined by the number of page views your articles get.
  • Meshplex - here you will be writing tutorials on any topic you'd like to choose. You get paid through Adsense ads and it's worth mentioning that you get 100% of the generated profit!
Another great opportunity to make money blogging that I'm going to expose in this article is called "sponsored posts" or "pay-per-post" campaigns. If you don't know what a sponsored blog post is and the difference between normal posts and sponsored posts, do not worry, I'm going to explain it to you too right now.

The point is that in sponsored posts you have to write about the advertiser's or company's product or service using all the required data and their affiliate links. In other words you are promoting a third party's product for his benefit only. As a result advertisers (companies) will get good amount of promotion (traffic) from the sponsored posts you publish and you will get paid just for the fact of submitting a sponsored post to your blog :) It's as simple as that.

Concerning examples...You may have already noticed two posts on my blog with the statement "This post brought to you by ____. All opinions are 100% mine" at the very beginning of each of them. If not, here they are, just check them out:
They are these so-called sponsored posts which I had already been paid for (see screenshot below).

You see that I've been paid almost $30 just for publishing two sponsored posts on my blog. Easy money, isn't it? :) I could have earned much more (some posts cost up to $100 for being published!), but this was not the aim. I just wanted to show you how you can make money blogging and some prove of this fact. Besides I decided not to post “irrelevant” to my blog topic articles as well as those ones that I simply didn't like for some reason. I always want my content to be good with no trash.

How and where to get/find the sponsored posts? 

Here are a few options as well.
  • You can be looking for advertisers manually. Search using search engines and contact advertisers/companies directly. Or wait for advertisers and companies to find you as a blogger and a publisher. But this happens, lets say, not too often, so we need to find a better way to get sponsored posts.
  • Use a "middleman" who would supply you with a number of sponsored posts.
One of such "go-betweens" is called SocialSpark

SocialSpark is a branch company of IZEA, Inc and belongs to the latter. In general SocialSpark positions itself as a marketplace for advertisers and publishers (e.g. bloggers). SocialSpark makes it easier for advertisers to search for those who wish to publish sponsored posts. As a publisher you will have to open SocialSpark account and add your blog there.

To be ahead of other publishers and get more advertisers' offers, be sure to create Google analytics account and connect it to your blog. Choose the autopost option (advertisers like when your articles are posted automatically through Socialspark publishing tool) and select your preferred companies (I recommend choosing all of them despite of your blog topic). All this will help you to get a lot of offers from different advertisers.

After you set up your account and it has been approved, you'll have to wait for a few days for advertisers to find your blog. If an advertiser likes your blog, then he will show his interest by sending you a "Lead", which will contain all the details about the sponsored post and the amount of money you will get for its publishing. Then you have two options: either accept the lead as is or negotiate the price (or just specify some other details).

After accepting the lead the advertiser sends you an "Offer", which you have to accept as well. Later on you get 3 days to complete the offer, in other words to write the very post. And it should be remarked that you don't have to write the post yourself, as you are being provided with all the necessary information to post. Al l that is left to do is to structure the info. When you are done with "writing", your post is submitted for a final review. After it your post will be automatically published on your blog shortly.

You will get paid for the post after 30 days upon it is being published. The payment can be sent via check, bankwire or Paypal. I recommend using the last variant, it's easy and fast.

So if you are looking for a way to earn money from blogging, sponsored posts would be one of the best choices. SocialSpark helps you to get sponsored posts easily. Believe me, with such a golden opportunity you don't want to miss the boat on this one.