Many of today's sophisticated traffic sources don't require tracking tools the artificial intelligence of today's pixels make it easier than ever to make a profit with minimal optimization. if you want to really master this section get good at spying and spend a ton of time researching before you launch this will increase your chances of success -Brian
When it comes to any profession just about every master has tools.
A surgeon can’t operate without knives and stitching tools.
Affiliate marketing is no different. There are certain tools that'll make life easier and are essential for success.
Since I use these tools on a regular basis, I've made it easy for you and will vouch for you on all of the following tools.
1. Affiliate Networks – You will need them
Think of an Affiliate Network Marketplace for offers.
Without a marketplace you don’t have offers to promote.
It's free to join and you never actually pay them anything, they make a percentage from what you generate conversion wise.
There are hundreds, possibly thousands of affiliate networks out there, most are not newbie-friendly.
Generally, if you have no experience most of the top networks will not even consider you.
You end up wasting a lot of time filling out forms, and never get accepted.
Another problem we've run into is, some affiliate networks have kind of a bad reputation in the industry. This has become less and less of an issue over time.
A lot of people will recommend voluum or potentially Thrive those are the most popular trackers.
Click tool is significantly less expensive and does just as good a job.
Remember the story earlier when I mentioned my affiliate buddy Carlos Cruz that worked for a mentor for free, well turns out Carlos invented Click Tool and designed if specifically for affiliates like himself.
3. Purchasing Hosting Another Must Have
We went over hosting earlier, you'll need this do you have your landing pages on the internet without hosting you don't have landing pages.
Most campaigns will need landing pages to be successful. They are your 24/7 online salesmen.
You can almost always count on higher conversions when you have landing pages, your salesman - they don’t sleep, call in sick, or complain.
Your two options as a newbie I would say are going for Facebook do your research on Facebook and find the info and add section of the affiliates you're looking to spy on.
Check your news feed for ads, you can save the ads I have 100s saved. (See me You Tube for my hacks)
If you're running a demographic for example women that are 50 years old try to track down a person that is 50 and is female and that hangs out on Facebook, like your mom for example, and check out the ads that are getting shown to her. Fire the purchase pixel on Facebook, (See My You Tube)
If you want good working copy angles get Anstrex.
And if you're running mobile spy with at Adplexity.
Pro Tip: Last piece of advice on spying is this is where the money is made I mentioned it earlier, my media buyers and myself typically spend one to two weeks straight researching an offer before we even think about running traffic.
VPN stands for virtual private Network.
Have you ever been to another country and noticed that things on the internet look a little different?
That's because the internet recognizes you are in that country.
If you'd like the Spy on ads in another country you need to make sure your browser or IP address is showing up in that country.
This is why I would use a VPN as an affiliate.
We can check offer pages.
Before we run an offer especially in another country you're going to want to login VPN, put yourself in that country browser wise and make sure your offer is showing up properly.
Be more secure with a VPN.
When it comes to security your ISP or internet service provider, the government, and hackers won't be able to see any of the data of your transmitting via VPN.
Plus you VPN Will mask your IP address so the website can't tell which country you're in. This is great for advanced spying.
If you want to advertise on a certain website combine a VPN with a incognito window and you're free to see what the internet looks like from other any other countries point of view.
My recommendation Express VPN or Hidemyass Pro
Most of these have free trials or free versions, typically if you sign up you can get like 30 days for free.
Then cancel and potentially sign up with a different email when you're needing a VPN or it's fairly inexpensive just to pay for a yearly plan.
If you're running International we going to need a translation service.
I've used Google Translate for a lot of stuff and it works pretty well but it's not perfect.
You're going to want to get somebody with the native tongue to at least proofread your copy to see if Google Translate was correct.