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
- His top picks of CPA networks (including the top 2 – Convert2Media and Market Leverage)
- CPA offer databases (including CashTactic’s new branded offer database in conjunction with Offers202)
- How to get the most out of your relationship with your affiliate manager
- His recommendations for affiliate campaign management software (Tracking202 and Prosper202)
- CashTactics’ plans for Affiliate Summit East
- A teaser for his upcoming project with Ian Fernando
Check out the podcast below:
If you missed it, here are “Affiliate Summit West 2009 in Pics and Words” – Part 1 and Part 2.
Meeting people in person at tradeshows and seminars and more importantly, talking to them face-to-face has yielded some of the greatest dividends in getting ideas to grow my business, find partners to work on projects and connect with others.
Here’re more folks:
Yes his name really is B Knoblach AKA BillyKay.
Besides his successful Mail Order Shoppe, BK is friendly and always has a smile on his face.
BK’s twitter account.
Deb Carney AKA Loxly always gives highly welcome Loxly hugs.
Besides being the boss at outsourced program manager TeamLoxly, actively running Loxly Gallery and producing a number of new podcast at (more…)
One of the best aspects of having a regular podcast like the Friday Podcast is being able to tap the brains and get ideas and inspiration for some of the brightest lights in blogging, affiliate marketing, PPC and search engine optimization.
And the inertia of business and projects has kept my intended blogroll update moving forward for a couple of months (yes, months).
If you’re headed to the Affiliate Summit next month, do drop a note in the comments below and be sure to say “hi” especially if we meet up at one of the parties or at the booths.
Here’re some of my old friends and new friends I’ve made in the last year (and recently added to the blogroll).
Miles Baker: A work-at-home dad who’s tried just about everything on the internet, Miles is a successful affiliate who’s built a healthy number of profitable sites. He’s one of the panelists at the affiliate panel on the first day of the Affiliate Summit.
Check out Miles’ appearance on my Friday Podcast.
Miles’ Twitter account
NickyCakes: Nick calls himself a “reformed blackhat” whose main focus is on pay per click-based affiliate marketing. He’s posted a number of innovative affiliate strategies on his blog (in between pointing out perceived pretentiousness among certain affiliates). Nick will also be one of the panelists on the affiliate panel at 1230pm on the first day of the summit.
Nick’s previous appearance on the Friday Podcast.
Nick’s Twitter account
Geordie Carswell: Geordie’s the 3rd and final member of the affiliate panel. Though he doesn’t actively blog, he’s focused on building his new outfit, Diversion Marketing. Although he’s quite accomplished at PPC, he’s since started work on a couple of different projects and I might have him on a future episode of the Friday Podcast.
In the meantime, you can check out his previous appearance on the Friday Podcast where he talked about affiliate success strategies.
Geordie’s twitter account
Chad Frederiksen: Better known as “CDF Networks”, Chad has the distinction of being one of the top 10 (more…)
I first got to meet Ralph “Ruck” Ruckman (right) on the internet marketing forums more than a year ago. He got some attention as an active poster on the Rich Jerk forum, and for blog posts on his CashTactics blog, such as the one where he mentioned making more thant $159,000 from one of his sites. (From about 17 hours of work).
Since then, he’s published more posts related to PPC traffic generation and CPA affiliate marketing. If you’ll read some of his posts like his Questions and Answers post:
His reply to the question about what he should have known as an internet marketer starting out is frank and uncensored: “That 99% of marketers writing ebooks to sell to other marketers are nothing but forum slime who copy other peopleâ€™s ideas and steal the glory to make a penny. Had I known that when I started I would not have wasted a shitload of money”
Instead, the foundation of how he determines what works and what doesn’t isn’t by reading an ebook, but by testing it out. And it’s not just posts about how he made big money either. In an update to his testing, he removed the entrecard and scratchback blog widgets because they weren’t performing.
One major lessons that internet marketers wanting to be successful from their efforts is to continually research, test, analyze new campaigns and products and services. “Failing” once does not put you out of the game.
The other point is that blogging about the experience (good or bad), helps you (more…)
I first got to know Kris when he took over the mantles of the Cash Tactics blog from it’s fonder Ralph “Ruck” Ruckman earlier this year. (Ruck went on to focus on his Convert2Media affiliate network).
From the Cash Tactics site, Kris describes himself as a “PPC and CPA Marketer but I also deal in retail affiliate marketing and Iâ€™m a product owner with my own affiliate program. I own a PPC search engine, several smaller search engines, a couple drop shipping stores, and a few other random sites.”
During our Friday Podcast discussion, we talked about:
- How Kris got started in internet marketing
- Changes and development in search engine optimization for your website
- How to optimize your website structure
- How to get started with a directory or search engine-based business
- The difference between a “thick” directory and “thin” directory
Listen to the Friday Podcast: