If you weren’t observant, you probably wouldn’t notice Kyle Irwin, who does by the nickname “xkyleirwinx” on the WickedFire affiliate marketing forum.
As a programmer, Kyle’s approach to affiliate marketing involves a great degree of automation and he’s been able to roll out a successful campaign on MySpace’s MyAds network promoting CPA offers. The project involved the mass creation of advertiser accounts about half a year ago.
During his time on the Friday Podcast, we talked about:
How he got started in affiliate marketing
Tips on PPC strategies and how to incorporate automation in your affiliate campaigns
Campaign organization and an example of demographic targeting in a live campaign
How to manage your time effectively, especially if you’re married and have kids and how to stay in shape
Kyle gives his uncensored, in-your-face take on starting and building your affiliate business.
One of the questions that came up recently has been the long running nature of the Friday Podcast (which started in mid 2007) and elements that help keep it growing in terms of it’s brand and readership. I distill it to a couple of simple components.
#1: I Enjoy What I’m Doing
Let’s face it, even if you are doing well (refering to income) from something you do, but find it a chore, repetitive, boring, etc, you’d bound to (more…)
CashTactics.net’s head blogger and an experienced affiliate Kris Trujillo stopped by the Friday Podcast to give his opinion and insights into issues that affiliates might face as they work on their campaigns.
Some of the issues we discussed included:
Kris’ affiliate wishlist for CPA (cost-per-action/cost-per-acquisition) networks
Jim Lillig is a colorful character – in the best possible way imaginable.
Having been involved in brick-and-mortar businesses, operating mature entertainment website MrSkin.com, speaking multiple times at Yanik Silver’s highly rated Underground workshop series, operating seafood retailer Lobster Gram, and finally launching his own affiliate network, Offeratti.
It’s hard to imagine Jim as someone able to sit still. He rarely does, and just like the last time he came on the Friday Podcast in January this year, Jim was chatty and gave a number of great tips to both affiliate marketers as well as lessons from launching his own affiliate network.
Here’re some of the topics we talked about:
6 months on – lessons learned from launching the Offerati affiliate network
Combat affiliate fraud – how to work towards “zero fraud” on your affiliate network
How international affiliates, especially from Asia and Europe can increase their chances of getting accepted by affiliate networks and CPA networks
How Offerati’s MONKS system improves conversion rates for affiliates and how it works
Tips for new affiliates launching their first campaigns
Why and how you can incorporate predictive keywords and demographic targeting into your campaigns
Brandon Adcock, better known by his online moniker MajorBTA came on the Friday Podcast to share his insights on starting out and becoming a successful affiliate.
Like successful affiliate Dr Ngo (AKA Charles Ngo), Brandon got his start managing the SEM (search engine marketing) operations for a major retailer and had insight into the workings of traffic and lead generation.
He’s had more than his share of challenges and obstacles along the way to his current level of success and during the Friday Podcast, he talked about:
How he started promoting credit card affiliate offers and how he dealt with challenges when the programs started imploding
How he encountered a series of failures when he started promoting weight loss CPA offers and the platform where he managed to hit his first $1,000 day.
What you should do to research an affiliate/CPA offer before you start promoting it to increase your chances of success
Advice for new affiliates starting out
There’re quite a few nuggets of information for new and experienced affiliates which you can check out at the link below:
Market Leverage Social Media Manager Dina Riccobono, came on the Friday Podcast to talk about the network’s social branding intiatives. Specifically, industry observers will note that Market Leverage has often taken the lead in reaching out to affiliate via the social media channel – Market Leverage TV, Greenlink affiliate video tutorials, and engagement on blogs and forums.
I invited Dina on the Friday Podcast to give her insight into intiatives like:
What social media marketing means to Market Leverage
Some of the past social campaigns that the network has led
How the online social media projects tie in with real-world tradeshows and events
Market Leverage’s new mobile application for affiliates