Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Some Do’s and Don’ts

dos and dontsStarting out in this business can be a scary thought Here are some quick tips for you to remember as your start out. And for you experienced marketers… Here are some things you want to make sure you are doing… or not doing…

DO

Invest in a domain name and hosting. You can’t run your offers if you have no place to host them! If this is your first domain name get a general name. Don’t get too specific. Pick something like… VoteToday.com, TakeMyPoll.com, CastYourVote.com. Don’t pick something like… iPhonePolls.com, WinAGiftCard.com. You get my point. Invest in something that you can expand on.

DON’T

Don’t waste your money on get rich quick ebooks. That is not to say that every ebook out there is bad. Some are very good and unique. I wrote an ebook a while back and I know for a fact that it’s one of a kind. However, these ebooks that you can find online about “HOW TO GET RICH ONLINE” are all the same… Don’t waste your money.

DO

Learn all you can about this business. Join forums like the CashTactics Forum. Many online communities can be full of information. Read up and learn all you can. But remember… Don’t get caught up in the information. In other words… Don’t read forums and blogs for hours on end. You will only end up …. in the same spot… That is not making any money. Set a time limit and stick too it.

DON’T

Don’t be afraid… People message me everyday and ask me questions about this business. 99% of the time they struggle because they are afraid to invest the money. Yes this does take money. You are starting a business and unfortunately that does take money. There are certain things that don’t have to take money to start. In fact I made my first $700 online with ZERO investment… But you cannot be afraid to make the jump in putting your money into a campaign.

DO

Take the time to make your page look professional. If you don’t know how to go about that there are many templates that you can purchase online. I happen to be fond of the templates at “Clean Templates”. A professional look builds confidence in the eyes of your sites visitors. Now, that being said… I have seen some pretty ugly pages convert. Just look as professional as you can.

DON’T

Don’t forget to utilize free stuff… Whether its traffic sources or adwords vouchers… USE THEM! Infact… If you don’t have a hosting account. Join the hosting companies affiliate program before you buy their service… I know I will take some guff for saying that… But do it… It will save you money as you start out and money when your starting… is important…

DO

Optimize your page from the beginning for SEO! You never know… Your site can get some freakishly crazy traffic for a keyword or phrase that is on your page. And you would never have known it if you didn’t at least try to perform some sort of on page optimization. Don’t leave this step out. Don’t overlook the power of SEO.

DON’T

Don’t start something that is will either cost you too much money or be too competitive. That will only discourage you. Want to go for Ringtones right off the bat? DON’T… Go for a niche that isn’t saturated with marketers. And don’t forget to go for other countries. A niche that is saturated in the US might be great to run with in Australia.

DO

Work hard… and never give up. This is hard work. This isn’t a get rich quick type of business. Not when you start out at least. Until you get your portfolio built up… you should be working ALL the time!


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15 Responses

July 25, 2008

Great advice. I haven’t promoted any offers outside the US. I will start a campaign today and see what happens from their.


July 26, 2008

You know, I’m just getting started in CPA offers, and your advice on domain names will come in handy.

I think I can learn quite a bit about CPA promo from here. I found you on Josh Spaulding’s blogroll.


July 27, 2008

Nice tips Kris. Although, I’ve started visiting your blog since last week, but it seems worth to stop here and read your post.

I don’t know about your Forum, but today I’ll join that too.


July 27, 2008
sulli

Hey Kris,

1st time on your blog and read through several pages. Thank you for sharing all the info! You’ll probably be my favorite rss feed! Good Karma to you…

Sulli


October 6, 2008
Nic

Hello Kris! Thank you ever so much 4 this blog and the cpa-marketing info. With love from Russia. Best regards)


October 17, 2008

Nice tips for started. I was wondering on the Domain issue. Thanks god i did a good decision in selection a generic one. Subscribed!.


November 23, 2008

I do work hard but I’m tired now

Affiliate marketing is not easy :(


November 26, 2008
SkyWatcher

Just do it!

When I just did – I saw success! And of course, tips from Ruck proved to be worth gold…I am making a consistent $20+/day from my efforts and I’ve just got started.


November 30, 2008

Great Tips For Beginners! Thanks Kris!


March 7, 2009

I have nothing original to add except to say like another commenter that your site is going to be a definite rss feed. thanks.


April 21, 2009

Sound advice… hopefully the human nature of greed doesn’t minimize your very sage words: As you wrote “Don’t waste your money on get rich quick ebooks.” Look at what happened to those seduced by the promises of 10% to 12% returns on their money. Again you said, “that is not to say that every ebook out there is bad. Some are very good and unique.” At the very least people should produce a bit of sweat to do some research before jumping in blindly into any endeavor or program that promises quick riches.


June 15, 2009

Good post. I like the recommendation of Do and don’t that you explained in further details. Well thanks for useful advices. I appreciated your post.


July 20, 2009
Niko

I found this post extremely useful.

Thanks.