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$250/day -> $500/day Ex Newbie Popping Dem Pops @ 71% ROI

January 22, 2020

$250/day -> $500/day Ex Newbie Popping Dem Pops @ 71% ROI Basically, this thread was posted, like, last month 12-17-2019 (by our resident ex-newbie @jaybot), and it turns out it was $500/day, not $250/day in revenue. That’s about $15,000 in spinning around each month. Chump change? I think not. His latest $500/day update got posted on 18-01-2020, here’s the same screenshot: Mind you _this is pops_. After the doom and gloom and scary Chrome updates and the slow decline, it seems pops are still alive and kicking. They are for the ones who put in the work. Simple as that. P.S. One more “ex newbie” reported snagging $1k/days with Sweeps on FB too. Go ye here and see how it’s done...then go straight back to yer campaigns Step-by-Step FB Strategy for Gambling Apps - Revealed Gambling apps are very lucrative - if you know how to promote them successfully! At Leadbit we got you covered. Here’s a simple, tried and tested, step-by-step Facebook strategy for you to use to rake in those conversions! Step 1 – Perform initial testing, targeting broad: a) Men, Age 22-60 b) All placements c) Autobid Step 2 – Collect and analyze data to identify the following: a) Age ranges with best cost per download b) Placements with best cost per download c) Cities with best cost per download Step 3 - Exclude people that downloaded the app, but didn’t do anything else (such as making their first deposit, or even open the app).. Now that you have a game plan, here’s the best-converting gambling app to apply it to! Introducing... PLAYAMO CASINO (CPA) Geos: DE, CZ, SK, CA, AU, CH, NL Payout: Up to 120$ Another really hot offer we have, which is a private offer, is this one: RED DOG CASINO (Private Offer) Geos: AU, US Payout: $170 on First Deposit Conversion Rate: 15-30% If you’re a beginner wanting to run offers with lower payouts and sky-rocketing conversion rates, this would be perfect for you! GRATORAMA (CPL) Geos: CZ, HR, SK, SI, LT Payout: $4 per lead You can’t afford NOT to run with Leadbit - here are some reasons: ● Our own gambling apps ● High payouts ● Weekly payments ● CPA tools (e.g. tracking systems, spy-services) ● Leadbit Store with cool prizes Join Leadbit right now: https://bit.ly/2TWEqAj Got questions? Get in touch! Telegram:@leadbit_manager Skype: live:account17.leadbit Yoda Unpaused the Camps and Storming Towards $500,000 Revenue Month Lemme refresh yer memories real quick. This is_ @cassshy_, our fellow Sith turned Jedai STM-dwelling affiliate with his (slightly ironic) Yoda avatar. From the darkest corners of the force, he went over to running clean, whitehat lead gen stuff on FB last year. He’s killing it, of course. Duh. The meat of this thread is in regards to end-of-year hair-raising CPMs. Quote: “My CPM went up to $50-$70. Which is insane. Some STM members showed me their CPM stats of >$100. So I had to decrease my volumes to hundreds of dollars. I was frustrated cause it was my first year running WH leadgen and I didn’t know whether it would back to normal from Jan 2020. “ This normal. It’s not OK but it’s normal. STM end-of-year pro tip to dodge high CPMs: Decrease campaign budgets or pause altogether. Book flight to an exotic island (recommending El Nido in PH) Chillax during November & December. Problem _solved_. Quote 2: “I re-activated my campaigns on Jan, 2nd. CPM became $10-$17, max $23, CPC $0,30-$0,80 as before.“ And all is well again. See @cassshy’s original approach/thread here – $303,000/month revenue He says not much has changed with his approach so far, _minus the following_: New angles with narrow audiences Optimization changes (FB handles optimization way better nowadays) The old scaling ways don’t chug along any longer. Duplicating gets you 2x the CPAs. @cassshy does it differently, see the thread. Plus one cute trick / additional tip that solves every FB affiliate’s biggest nightmares...rather painlessly. See how the big boys hit big numbers + bonus lessons along the way, go here! How to (Gently) Slap your Unresponsive AM’s Wrists (Without Him Even Noticing) One of our boys doing $5k-$7k/week with a big network stumbled upon an _unresponsive AM_. The previous one, he says, felt a sudden urge to leave it all behind _and travel the world. So he got a new AM. (One not to keen on replying quickly.) It’s not like our guy’s super pushy or anything: “Id say requests wise Im probably average/below average in inquiries, it's not like Im constantly bothering this AM for stuff. “ And yet it takes his new AM days to respond. Days in the affiliate world are like months. Days mean the difference between a winning and a losing campaign. How do you deal with unresponsive AMs, then? The advice in this thread is unanimous. In a nutshell: A) It’s super common to stumble upon nothing but crickets with a new AM. B) You should _not be scared to ask for a new AM_, this is OK. However, while all this is a common occurrence, you ought to do it the right way. Mess this up and you risk losing access to a great network, great offers and possibly great profits. And a broken relationship. Key takeaway? You should always be polite, professional and upfront. Main key takeaway? I.e. the actual process? Take a look inside and take yer steps carefully. It’s all about that gentle, unnoticed wrist-slap that always gets things moving. See here exactly how to approach your network when you want to get rid of your current AM (pay attention)...go ye here

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Fearless Newbie’s First $363 Revenue Day in 18 Days

January 15, 2020

Fearless Newbie’s First $363 Revenue Day in 18 Days You know, fellas, finding success in affiliate marketing is not about having stellar guides so meticulously laid out that even a trained monkey can follow. It’s not about having caring & loving mods holding you by the hand, guiding you along the way and telling you you’re good boy/girl. It’s not about having supportive family members (i.e. other STMers). Nay! What’s it about then? It’s about you. You decide to join STM. You decide to start a follow-along. To keep launching campaigns & to keep failing. And to persist. To have the discipline to post regular updates and to hold yourself accountable. This is precisely what @offshore did as a newbie. In 18 short days he reached $363.00 in revenue @ -21.41% ROI with push traffic. Mind you he got his feet dipped in affiliate marketing just 30 days ago: @offshore - “I am still learning and have in total like 30 days of affiliate marketing experience, 2 weeks pops 2 weeks push.“ Other responses? “Holy #$%^! You're ramping up fast!” - @jaybot “You've picked quickly and scaled up…” - @omarjr “Speed of your progress is impressive congrats!” - @carvaggio Key takeaway? Look at what our newbie said: “I'm slowly but surely conquering my fear of spending more and more each day.“ Fear of spending green ones on traffic is one of the greatest newbie killers. STM and your own grit is how you conquer that fear. I’d subscribe to @offshore’s follow-along, it’s about to hit profits, go ye here [SPONSORED] Push Traffic Analysis - FREE REPORT FOR DOWNLOAD! At last, 2020 is here and everyone is trying to predict the future trends in order to set their business for future growth. Probably the most discussed topic of the past few weeks is the current situation of the PUSH format … will it die, will it flourish? The predictions vary, but what is a “PUSH network’s” take on this? We reached out to one of them (PushGround), because who else should know more about the current situation than a network selling this type of traffic? Special gift incoming, read on! Here’s what they had to say: “At Pushground, we think the best way to predict the future is by looking at the past and analyzing the ever-changing affiliate environment. So we did just that and are now offering it all in a free PDF.” Get your FREE copy of the PDF now! What’s in the PDF you might ask? What verticals experienced the biggest growth in the last 3 months Which factors that have the biggest effect on conversion rates GEOs with the highest profit potential right NOW Cold hard data to help you make the right decisions The importance of user “freshness” Fraud analysis of the PUSH ecosystem Upcoming formats and regulations Expert advice to battle the upcoming challenges in 2020 The report is packed with actionable data that’s as fresh as it gets! Afraid of the Google regulations to come? This topic has been addressed too. Discover how the affiliate industry is evolving to overcome these hurdles. Get your FREE copy of the PDF now! Oh and… PushGround offers a free bonus to all STM users upon signup. Now is the right time to try their premium traffic… auto optimization features and advanced “freshness” targeting available! P.S. Did you know PushGround had 14 different user freshness groups? Yes 14 :) So now you know, go check them out :) ‘Bontest’ Ends on 01/02/2020 - 16 Days to Put $1000 in Yer Pockets It seems like not many people want: A) Free money And B) A full year’s subscription to Binom We talked about this in previous issues. Binom’s piece of cake contest is still open. Conditions? Basically write anything related to affiliate marketing or tracking. Working methods Life hacks Anything that proves useful to an affiliate marketer This is literally free money if you’ve ever so far as touched affiliate marketing with your pinky. Ideas from yours truly: Ever launched a push campaign? Write a detailed, step by step guide. Tracking basics? Explain and maybe even illustrate (even a goofy drawing in paint) how tracking tokens work. Click loss? Why does it happen? How to fix up ripped landers? Basic AM concepts? If your mind is blank, just open up STM forum and...borrow ideas. It’s that simple. Prizes: “A guaranteed prize will be given for each article that respond to the requirements - 2 months of using the tracker (as for current clients, as for new ones). 1 place: Annual license for the tracker + 1000$ 2 place: A six-month license for the tracker + 500$ 3 place: A three-month license for the tracker + 300$” You’ve got until February 1st to jump in. Contest ends in 16 days go ye here for free money & a free tracker How to (almost) NEVER Get Your Ad Account Shut Down We recently got a nice little 30 minute tutorial posted on how to keep yer accounts safe from Zucc’s prying eyes. Key takeaways from the video: Positive UX No discrimination No flashy, weird or sensational content (also should avoid certain words at all costs) Promote happiness/positivity (more on that in the video) One golden rule to follow One question you can still use that’s acceptable and dodges the banhammer Plus 4 ways The Zucc enforces his rules & regulations Plus a lot more do’s and don’ts Stay under Zucc’s radar with these juicy tips...go here

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🦡 FB in 2020 Has Affiliate Savages Scratching Their Heads

January 09, 2020

🦡 FB in 2020 Has Affiliate Savages Scratching Their Heads How’s your average affiliate savage supposed to survive 2020’s Facebook ad policies? How do ye survive account bans? Most importantly, how do you survive an angry reptilian (The Zucc), ever-present, lurking behind your chair, gently rubbing your shoulders and gazing at your FB account at night? It has been said by the great Friedrich Nietzsche that in order to adapt to change you have to change your mindset: “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” Or in more STMian terms: To cloaketh or not to cloaketh? That is the question. The bulk of affiliate savages in this thread say you shouldn’t even bother cloaking in 2020. “Cloaking bh on fb is definitely a dying art and has been on the decline for a while now. That said there are always going to be some diehard savages out there that make it work but the barrier to entry for a beginner starting from scratch is extremely high." One guy (@jaybot) says we shouldn’t listen to him: “My opinion sucks, don't listen to me. But. _I wouldn't bother cloaking_. Even the biggest BH players on FB are going WH now.” Are the affiliate sands _shifting_? Even the mods jumped in and said you should focus on any of the following instead of trying to wrestle The Zucc: WH offers - accounts last, waaay, way longer, you can even appeal flagged ones and often get them back) Your own offer/product - have you been keeping track of ‘The Funnel King’? Open stmforum.com in a tab, go to the search field and type in ‘funnel king’ or ‘@taormina’. You’re welcome. Leadgen - ...you know the drill here. Anywhomz_, all of the above seems to be a unanimous STM opinion (minus your diehard affiliate savage still running the blackest of blackhat campaigns, refusing to surrender_) The key (and juicy) details on how to do WH are all in the thread. Time to shed yer skinz? >> Whitehat. This is the way...clickie here << [SPONSORED] LOOKING FOR AN EVERGREEN VERTICAL TO PROMOTE? DATING IT IS! Been in the Affiliate Marketing game for a while? You know the industry shifts rapidly - what worked yesterday may not work today. But some verticals just last forever, they’re called "EVERGREENS" and DATING is one of them! People can spare a new iPhone, they can live without a solar installation or the new best app for their phone… but who doesn’t want someone by their side? But this doesn’t mean it’s easy to profit with dating offers! Let’s hear it from STM’s dating expert Matuloo: "Trying to make it in dating, using the same offers that every affiliate network rebrokers? Good luck! You may as well start throwing money out the window. Dating is one of those verticals where offer means everything, find them or you’re toast. Working directly with the advertiser is the only way at times." The good news: there are some solid direct advertisers in dating, that have been around since like... forever. VIPOffers for example are in the TOP league. Founded in 1996 (was there even internet back then?) $2 billion in commissions paid to affiliates (yes, billion) 1000s of offer variations available (goodbye saturation) Street payouts start at $3 per SOI lead even on mobile (bumps possible) New Landing pages added all the time! Check a sample HERE :) Are you a baller who can drive volume? They’ll even make banners or LPs for you and if that’s not enough, ask for a custom offer and you shall be served. EN markets can be tough, but to be honest, that’s where the party is at. Master US and UK and you can play Santa next Christmas! VIPOffers can help you along the way, cause they know these markets the best. And a special bonus: Tired of PPL dating offers? VIPOffers is one of the few dating advertisers that also offer the "CC submit option" ... in more than 100 GEOs! Conquer the world in 2020 with VIPOffers! Innocent High-Risk Ecom Merchant Processors Thread Turns Wild This is one of those threads. Feels like the “butterfly effect” mention is in order. One innocent question asking for recommendations on high-risk ecom merchant processors sparks a _wild, priceless discussion_. Another golden thread for STM’s archives. This very thread has been mentioned in a previous newsletter, ‘member? It just got even bigger and even better. To sum up so far: 1) Stripe sucks 2) Stripe sucks badly 3) 2% chargeback rate fuels controversial thread replies 4) Chargeback monitoring services (good and bad ones mentioned in the thread) 5) In-depth, hush-hush understanding of chargeback services you won’t see anywhere else, explained by people who have made and are making millions ...And this is where it gets interesting. But also, I can’t reveal anything. Why? Because people pay for this info to remain private, hidden and exclusive only to STM eyeballs. Lemme give you a quick hint: One specifically epic reply (among many others) by @mindfume contains 8,746 characters of e_ye-opening, mouth-watering, gold_en wisdom, lessons and insider insights on what’s actually happening behind the scenes when it comes to chargebacks and how to actually deal with them. So much so that the Funnel King himself has this to say in a quoted reply just below: “Finally, someone that knows what the $%^& they are talking about_. You all need to read and reread this_.” @taormina a.k.a. The Funnel King (has processed over $17M with just Stripe and also explains why Stripe sucks, badly) This is one thread where you wanna hit ‘Subscribe’ and keep it in yer profile forever. >> Chargeback mysteries deconstructed, go ye here for gold << Goodbye Push? Google Rolling Out Update in February 2020 Fellas, perhaps the time has come for push traffic. (...Or has it, really?) Milk those sub lists while you still can. It was all expected and a matter of time before this happened. We warned you. @erikgyepes just dropped this piece of unfortunate news: “Looks like they have finally come up with a way to eliminate push notification prompts (spam) and the update is coming next month in February 2020.” From Uncle Google: “To protect notifications as a useful service for users, Chrome 80 will show, under certain conditions, a new, quieter notification permission UI that reduces the interruptiveness of notification permission requests.” “Immediately after the Chrome 80 release, users will be able to opt-in to the new UI manually in Settings. “ What exactly is the “Quiet UI” update and how is it going to affect us, affiliates? You’d think it’s all* doom and gloom,* as expected, but..._is it really_? Some posts state otherwise. In fact, one member says he’s gonna be having a field day after this update. Huh? >> You might wanna check here before panicking, see what the “Quiet UI” is all about...and whether it’s really all about to go belly up, clickie here <<

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The Push Traffic Money Printing Machine Delivers...Again - $1k/month Newbie

December 18, 2019

The Push Traffic Money Printing Machine Delivers - $1k/month Newbie > Go ye here and get yerself one of them push machines << [SPONSORED] Propeller Ads: The Advanced Guide to Sweepstakes Spin the Wheel: The Advanced Guide to Sweepstakes Sweepstakes offers are so popular that almost every affiliate is either making bank with them, or has run them in the past. Sweepstakes are also one of the best verticals for beginners. With so many affiliates running these offers, how can you rise above the competition to take a bigger slice of the pie? Be the first to download the free “Advertiser’s Guide to Sweepstakes Campaigns” by PropellerAds and discover: Real examples and secret stats Budget-saving tips Top converting ad formats Targeting tips from our sweepstakes experts GET THE GUIDE Should a Newbie Pop or Should a Newbie Push? That is Ze Question Do ye start with pop or do ye start with push? This thread shall be sorted by “controversial” at best. Take a lookie at the first reply: “Obviously push traffic. pop traffic has a lot of bot traffic” Nice, interesting. But then look at this: “Both are fine. But. I say Pops to learn the basics. Push has too many moving parts for a beginner. I say graduate to push after you get a good handle on pops.” Shortly after, the plot thickens further: “Yes, I know this is the pop/push forum, but a newbie should start with ECOM. “ It then spirals into what you’d least expect. @vortex, @erik (obviously biased with push) & @matuloo jump in to try and clear these murky waters. Conclusion? See with yer own affiliate eyes. >> Shakespearian dramas are nothing compared to this STM thread, clickie here << STM’s Ecom Mystery Man (@pekadis) Drops More Gold This one man shrouded in mystery keeps delivering gold bars to STMers. He didn’t become a mod by pure chance - this guy knows what he’s doing. He’s running a successful ecommerce business with an actual team, warehouses, logistics and everything in between. This is his “big update and what’s next” thread. Intro: “In 2019, we almost doubled our turnover, with the same amount of staff and made big improvements on our bookkeeping system.” Plus: “Oh, and we bought a competitor (small one)” Listen, the way to spot a good CEO is that they never stop learning. @pekadis says he reads 20 books a year. (There are some lovely book recommendation in the thread, your newsletter writer confirms they’re legit picks) He’s signed up for an online program from the Growth Institute. There’s his unmissable wisdom on scaling a business, being careful, networking and so on. The best part? He might just show up to the next AW conference. The bestest part? Juiciest bits are in the thread. >> Chests of gold by STM’s mystery ecom man - go here << STMers Get Cash & Eternal Glory from Legendary Copywriter John Alanis’ contest is over and 3 winners have been announced: (+ bonus) “First Prize- $500 and eternal glory: jack01 Second Prize $300 and eternal glory: sushiparlour Third Prize- $200 and eternal glory: hawaiimon BONUS Prize- $100 Ksenia from Vortex Ads. I am awarding this to her not just for contributing to the ideas, but for being a good affiliate manager, very patient while I get my complex money-making system set up. And also for having excellent taste in music.” Not only did John drop incredible knowledge bombs but you got to look inside his entire funnels. The inner workings of his bread and butter. How he makes it rain. He asked STMers for help. To improve page RPMs, page designs, plus any weird and quirky monetization ideas an STMer’s mind can muster up. In yours truly’s humblest opinion, the biggest winners are us - the lazy lurkers. Because: A: We get ideas, insights and gold from John B: We get ideas, insights and gold from all the contest entires. And C: We get one of the main takeaways of this entire contest, which John reveals in the thread. It’s perhaps even more valuable than seeing how an expert copywriter shapes his entire funnels, how he monetizes them and how he’s about to improve them thanks to STMers. This marketing lesson you should see for yerself, ASAP. >> Do yourself a favour and read every single reply in this thread, go here << Speaking of Cash & Contests - Grab $1800 from Binom One contest ends, another one begins. Binom’s contest should be ez money if ye have the slightest bit of experience: “We value knowledge and we are ready to pay for it. The conditions of the contest The content must be about affiliate marketing or tracking. We accept cases, guides, analytical material, description of working methods, life hacks, tutorials and everything that you might consider useful for the audience. The content must be absolutely unique, original and must not be published anywhere else earlier. The text size has to be no less than 5000 symbols that’s about two pages of printed text. Explain an idea, do not be shy. The article will be published on the official channels and Binom’s blog. The dates of the contest is two months: 01/12/2019 - 01/02/2020 The winner will be announced at 10/02/2020 Binom’s team decides on the winners. We consider voting is not a good idea because of cheating attempts. Prizes A guaranteed prize will be given for each article that respond to the requirements - 2 months of using the tracker (as for current clients, as for new ones). 1 place: Annual license for the tracker + 1000$ 2 place: A six-month license for the tracker + 500$ 3 place: A three-month license for the tracker + 300$ >> For easy money from Binom - click here <<

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Case Study: Lazy STM Neo Gets Triggered – Makes $4.5k Profit in 3 Days

December 13, 2019

Lazy STM Neo Gets Triggered – Makes $4.5k Profit in 3 Days You should know who lazy STM Neo is by now, no? A.k.a. @twinaxe A.k.a. Joined the STM mod crew (yes you read right, also he’s killing it) How much do ye think it takes to trigger a lazy Neo? Very little, lemme tell you. So little all it takes is 2 words, literally - “$50 EPC”. Picture this: A gorgeous Thai girl gently feeding our very own lazy Neo the finest selection of grapes when a seemingly innocent notification pops up on his phone. Somewhere between the lines he locks onto the following: “$50 EPC” “Too good to be true?” - He thinks. He feels an irresistible urge burning inside. He’s triggered beyond all reason. Neo swiftly hops out of his hammock leaving the gorgeous Thai girl bewildered and in shock - she has never seen him make such sudden movements beforehand. Conclusion? Quick push crypto campaign that netted $4.5k in 3 short days. Turns out it’s not too good to be true. And the rest is history. Or as they say, an STM case study. Juicy screenshot-ridden details inside as is customary. (ad copy, banners, landers etc. the full shebang) >> Go ye here for the full case study << [SPONSORED] Free Push/Pop Traffic Up For Grabs! For a very limited time (09/12 – 24/12), we at AdMaven are offering two bonuses you won’t want to miss out on! $100 on First Deposit - If you have NEVER worked with AdMaven, Register your advertiser account and we’ll add $100 to your balance! (Minimum deposit = $50.) $75 on First-In-a-Long-Time Deposit - If you’ve worked with AdMaven in the past, but haven’t in the last 3 months, simply make a deposit of $50 or more to get an additional $75 added to your account! Grab Your Free Traffic Now! Wondering what to do with your bonus? We got your back! Here are some the top performing verticals on our push traffic, and tips on how to run them: Sweepstakes - Stable and newbie-friendly. Give Tier 1 GEOs a try. PC Cleaner / Antivirus - To get ads approved, avoid aggressive angles such as "You have (13) Viruses". Sports Betting - Promote a day or two before the respective game. Highlight stuff like "Free bonus" or "Make your first deposit, get 10% on the house". Use images that represent the event you’re promoting. Dating - Run SOI/DOI offers to achieve positive ROI without a big budget. Want to know more about AdMaven’s Top Push Verticals? Click here! And Here are some the top performing verticals on our Pop traffic, and tips on how to run them: Extensions - Try to run extensions that provide the user with some sort of functionality or added value. Mobile content - Try to focus on: GCC, IT, Tier 3 GEOs, ZA, FR. Mobile applications – Since there are so many apps out there and so many more are popping on a daily basis, make sure to put a prelander and focus on Utility apps, VPN apps, streaming oriented apps Push Subscription offers – Open your campaigns on all GEO’s to increase your user database. Want to know more about AdMaven’s Top Pop Verticals? Click here! Grab Your Free Traffic Now! The Return of the Don - $4000+ Days & Scaling Hard This guy just came back after several years all of a sudden. New shiny nickname and all. “Hey guys, I am the OP and I am back. After several f#$%*g years lol. I had to leave STM because of several reasons, not sure if i should write them all here. Thanks for the help Matuloo, it really helped back in the days. I did not give up Adult and I am now doing constant $4000+ days and $500+ average daily profits. My max profit per day is $3000 and revenue was $6000+. It was a rough ride, but worth it. I also do BH, SaaS and a bunch of other things Maybe I will do a follow along in the future on my road to $10,000 daily revenue. Perhaps starting of next year or after I am back from AWA. Peace!” Main takeaway? He did not give up. Persisted. Took the plunge. Launched dem camps, saw dem stats, optimized, and did it all over again, and again, and again. I’m feeling generous today so here’s another snippet: “Making so much profit is all about learning how to scale quickly I think once you have something working. Of course banner blindness kicked in pretty quickly and competitors started bidding higher as I took so much of their impressions, and the performance dropped day by day. Since I scaled so aggressively two of my biggest geos had to be paused shortly by Aff network (Italy, Spain I think). So I saw profit dropping down from $3000 -> $2500 -> $2000 -> .... $1000 or so which lasted for one more week.“ This thread is dripping in gold. P.S.: You’ll also see how many campaigns our lazy Neo has in his tracker; it’s way more than you think. No, it’s not hundreds. >> Post-AWA success stories are the best - grab em here << STMers Brutally Slap Crying Newbie This one newbie’s stuck in neck-deep mud right now. Campaigns are failing. Money’s being lost. No job, no extra income, nothing else to do. Wrong decisions being made. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt start to set in. It seems there’s no way out. “Quick what do I do?” Then out of the blue you hear this: SLAP And then another one. And another one. STMers jumping in and slapping the living hell out of a crying, frustrated and confused newbie. Lemme just paste this in so you can get a feel for this thread: “Now quit your bitching, and get the f#$% back to work, and report back when you have every click accounted for and you have discerned a pattern in the data.” >> Treat yourself to some newbie tears & fine STM wisdom here <<

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[CASE STUDY] How to Cash In $XXX/day From Push List Bounties – Mandalorian Style

November 20, 2019

[CASE STUDY] How to Cash In $XXX/day From Push List Bounties – Mandalorian Style What’s the one common denominator for The Mandalorian and typical greedy affiliates like us? We collect all the bounties. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Forget the 80/20 rule – that doesn’t apply to passive stuff. If it’s ROI-positive it goes into our bank accounts. We add anything we can to our bottom line. On that note: @sushiparlor slammed open the doors to a monstrous (and lucrative) case study encompassing a story, screenshots, numbers and $XXX/day (passive) bounties. Having push campaigns is only part of the equation. But how else can you tightly squeeze out precious profits out of your already slightly profitable or breakeven campaigns? The answer’s super simple - you build a push list, passively. How do you build a push list passively? That one’s simple too and we’ve mentioned it not-so-long-ago – Monetizer. More specifically, Monetizer lets you collect AND monetize push subs automatically. Want proof? @sushiparlor had this to say: “...What it offers is the ability to make money off of owning a push list without managing it. They provide 80% revshare for any money they make on your push subscribers which, at the time of writing, is the best public deal I’m aware of.” ... Set up a new monetizer account to keep my stats separate and clean. Pay and run traffic through it over the course of 2 weeks and afterwards let it sit for a further 2 weeks to see how much passive income it generated. Share all my results (and hope it is good results). This I thought would prove that this method works even if I started from scratch. ”_ _ Sushiparlor started from scratch just to prove his point. This stuff works and it’s working right now as you’re reading this. Anywhom, I’ll let the numbers speak: “31.9% ROI over 28 days probably isn’t an amazing results in the affiliate space but personally as an ex-finance guy I am happy with it especially when we keep in mind that this method was:” But given this is: A) Extremely low maintenance (he says he spent a lot more time writing out the case than he did working on the campaigns). B) Consistent returns (this is a passive-level style income, you build the list -> Monetizer monetizes is and that’s it). “And if you keep at it you can definitely reach $xxx per day and reach the top of Monetizer's push revenue leaderboard (I'm currently within top 5, sorry humble brag P.S.: The nitty gritty details, as usual, are all laid out bare naked in the thread: Opening a Monetizer account (plus one tip to speed things up if you’re tech-disabled) Finding or having an existing affiliate campaign (you’d be surprised at what you need, and no, you don’t need a profitable one) Settings up the push collection funnel (there are 2 ways and the best part is @sushiparlour uses them at once) >>Go ye here before everybody else jumps in on this...people are already angry it’s out< [SPONSORED] How to Get Top Dollar for Your Remnant Traffic How to Get Top Dollar for Your Remnant Traffic Are you: -An intermediate-advanced level media buyer with remnant / back-button traffic? -A Network/Company with cheap remnant traffic? Send your remnant traffic to our smartlink to be monetized! No optimization is necessary on your part. Why Choose Our Smartlink? -The Push Notification offers are converting extremely well - even on the cheapest pop traffic that doesn’t convert with other offers -Coverage in a big list of countries (50 and counting) -Offers are 100% in-house -10+ different LPs for every geo, with auto-optimization based on performance -New LPs being added all the time, according to the current trends (Champions League, Joker, etc.) -NO CAPS Why Run with Mobipium? -Solid company with 10 years in the industry -All partners have dedicated Account Managers -Flexible payment terms (weekly payments, paying via wire, Paypal, ePayments and Paxum) Average EPMs for Recommended Geos and Carriers: By the way: Affiliates are also banking hard with our Mobile Content and Dating offers (direct and in-house). Ask your Mobipium AM for details! >> Click here to join Mobipium now! << How Lazy STM Neo Got his Push Beginnings Underway Guess what? Lazy STM Neo is now an STM mod. Halley-looyah! He can now infect us all with his laziness day in and day out. You think laziness is your ally? You merely adopted the laziness. STM Neo was born in it, molded by it. Now, he teaches us his ways. Are we glad he’s aboard the STM ship. Let’s call his first thread as a mod... the beginning of a lazy new era. “In some areas we all are beginners and this is why I thought that I just tell about my Push story and how I started as Push newbie ... “I spent maybe $8k on Push for about $6k revenue and with the knowledge I have now I could easily have saved a good part of the money.” “Then I wanted to scale some offers that I ran on Pops and because I had so many Pop campaigns running for it already I wanted to see if I can scale a bit with Push. And boy was I surprised, yes I could scale it pretty good on Push. I decided to test more on Push and it didn't take long to have the first $XXX day and not much later I had the first $1k+ revenue day and my best revenue day was about $2k and best profit day was about $900.” I suggest you keep your eyes glued and that “Subscribe” button pressed down hard. For what’s to come is about to surprise you. “Right now I write a Push Traffic 101 about these things, a small guide with some tips and tricks about how to start with Push Traffic without losing too much money aka without making some of the stupid mistakes I did Upcoming key takeaways? “- What trafficsource to use and when to use it (some are better for testing, others are better for scaling) How to work with creatives (I like it simple and effective) How to target and to bid What to run and how to run it How to scale” The juicy stuff’s inside, as per usual. >> Valuable lazy lessons in here << The Scaleship Arrives to Day 100 of 100 - One of STM’s Best Follow Alongs...Ever You know Tim (@wakeboarder) by now, if you don’t then shame on you, sir. Unfortunately I bear both good and bad news. Bad news first: One of STM’s best follow alongs ever has just reached its promised end. What an incredible journey this was. Tim has kept a neatly packed, extremely organized journal of his and his team’s professional and personal journeys @ The Scaleship - a top secret location somewhere in Slovenia that they rented for 100 days in order to scale their business all over Europe. And learn. And grow. And hire male erotic dancers for photoshoots. And test 11 checkout versions. And read 22 books in 100 days. And, the best news: Revenue: 142,730.96€ Orders: 3747 Spend: 34,390.33€ Profit: 41,732.56€ Oh yes. Next goals? Hitting 5000 orders per day. There’s no doubt they’ll do that. The question is, WHEN is the new follow along being posted? Just do yourself a favour and go in and read Tim’s ENTIRE follow along, like, right now. Some of the seemingly quick tips are literally game changing. >> Follow The Scaleship’s Full Journey Right Here << Newbie Digs “to Infinity & Beyond”...Only to Find Profits Another day another profitable newbie follow along. Nothing beats the feeling of hard work paying off after putting in everything you’ve got and seeing the fruits of your labour. This guy persisted big time. We’re talking detailed, painstaking updates. Being able to keep your nerves in check when all you have in front of you are red, negative ROI rows. Persistence pays off and it’s gonna keep paying off. You only need one more key element before you reach success: @vortex Amy guiding you along the way with invaluable advice. Following Amy’s advice closely is your shortcut to a profitable follow-along. But the thing is, it’s not just Amy on the forums – we’ve an entire army of expert moderators teaching you their mysterious ways. >> Follow The Scaleship’s Full Journey Right Here <<

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How to Buy a Click Once and Resell It 1000 Times (and win $1k)

November 18, 2019

How to Buy a Click Once and Resell It 1000 Times (and win $1k) “Q: How many copywriters does it take to change a lightbulb? A: I’m not changing a f!@#$(ng thing!” I’m not even touching that subject line because it’s written by someone with a LOT more experience than me. Master copywriter and old-school (since 1996, btw) direct response master, John Alanis, started spilling gold on STM recently. His knowledge-bomb threads drip with copy gold. Just the way they’re written is fascinating, not to mention the meaty and useful bits. This guy’s the real deal – inside this thread yer gonna learn how he got to join STM in 2014 and how he got to speak at STM London 2015 shortly after. An email master and legend is about to teach you his sacred ways and I suggest you listen. Closely. “I joined up, started reading the posts, and began contributing on the topic I know most about- opt in email marketing. There are many ways to make money in affiliate marketing, but I always loved list building and opt in email marketing because it’s one of the best ways to buy a click once, and resell it over and over, even thousands of times over days, weeks, months, even years.” The funny part is this is going to be just a tiny part of a series leading up to a contest. “...I’m going to share with everyone what is working for me now and how you too can buy a click once and resell it thousands and thousands of times. They say the more you give, the more you get, and since I want to get a lot, I’m going to give a lot over the next few days.” Spilling the beans on what’s working for him in 2019 is putting it mildly. Finally, in return John would want you to join a contest where he (yes!) needs help & advice fixing his internal pages (“on-page design, finding more offers to promote, people to buy traffic from me on a wholesale basis”). So you get to not only learn but make cash doing so at the same time. But let’s not skimp on the most important part – our beloved Hugh Hancock (caurmen), the legacy he left behind and the lives he touched and changed. Even after his passing he is still our (by far) most thanked STM member and for good reason. 15,770 thanks, unsurpassed by anyone. John tells his story of how he met Hugh in his next series, which you must read ASAP. (more on that in the following piece) >> Go ye here to learn more about the contest << ⚡RUNNING NATIVES, PUSH OR POP? THIS TOOL WILL SAVE YOUR A$$ ( 70% OFF ) The difference between a profitable and unprofitable campaign most of the times is just bad placements. If you can cut out those quickly, your ROI will turn from red to green. TheOptimizer is the #1 rated tool by super affiliates to automate their campaigns and cut money draining placements quickly. What does it do exactly? Block bad publishers or bots automatically based on conditions you set. Change bids based on your ROI and stop campaigns automatically if losing too much money. It’s like having a 24/7 assistant watching your campaigns and making sure your money is never wasted. Combine your spend and revenue under one dashboard. See exactly how much each ad has spent and earned in one place. You won’t have to go back and forth between your tracker and traffic sources. Get email, slack and telegram alerts 24/7 if your campaigns start suddenly losing money or other conditions set by you are met. Bulk create campaigns into many traffic sources at once with one click. Many many more to list here... P.S For the newsletter readers you can try all the above at **70% OFF the first month. Just use the links below and the coupon: STMNEWS NATIVE: https://membership.theoptimizer.io/signup/native-promo-70?coupon=STMNEWS POP/PUSH: https://membership.theoptimizer.io/signup/mobile-promo-70?coupon=STMNEWS Remembering Caurmen (Hugh Hancock) (That above is Hugh at an AW conference) In Hugh’s memory this won’t have any of my cheesy writing in it because even this short line itself is painful enough to wrap up. (Although, I’m pretty sure he would 100% appreciate and laugh off a crazy email if he’s still out there somewhere.) Hugh has touched and changed so many people’s lives that you owe it to yourself to go and read this. As promised above, please jump in and see John’s touching story of how he met Hugh. I’ll leave you with the story’s end so you can start from the beginning: “When I heard Hugh passed away last year I took it hard. Really hard. It felt like an old, long time friend had died, and he had. Hugh and I only met once, only drank whisky together once, only told stories in person once. But it felt like I’d known him a lifetime, and perhaps St. Paul’s Cathedral looming over us in the dark that night was an omen. Not a bad one, but an omen that Hugh would always be with us, looming over us, sure and steady, a good, evil peated Scotch in hand.” >> We miss you, Hugh, rest in peace << Newbie: “Where can I use (specific) logos on push” > For safe push traffic sources clicky here <<

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[$200k Profitable Native F-Along] $50k This Month - The Flying STM Dutchman

November 07, 2019

[$200k Profitable Native F-Along] $50k This Month - The Flying STM Dutchman Hear ye, hear ye! STM newbie blooms & turns STM pro. $200k total this year and $50k just last month. The Dutch sure know their native traffic, man. You can see it in his eyez, and you can sense it in the airz and in between countless greedy affiliate rows of content on STM – success. Mr @tey165, a.k.a. TeyTey a.k.a. The Flying Dutchman’s quick rundown is over ‘ere: “I started out on pop around november 2018, then did some push and since February 2019 almost exclusively native. Done around $200k revenue total so far. My biggest campaign is slowing down but I've done $50k this month. Only running white hat ecom offers at the moment. Average roi is between 10% - 20%. Low but steady. $xxxx/day profit has been hit a few times. Trying to get there consistently.“ His weapons of choice? Taboola & Outbrain. Also, 4 key learnings you want your eyes glued to, ASAP. In particular, there this one game-changer of a gold-dripping tip in point 2. P.S.: Actually, forget all that, let me take you on a quick trip down memory lane, this is what I wrote in an email this March. Quotes: “ “Quote: “I'll keep on grinding, hopefully I'll look back to this thread in a year from now and laugh at my current numbers (Your truly): “We all know what’s going to happen in a year from now…” Well whaddya know... [BONUS INSIDE] 450 Million Real Push Users Are Waiting For Your Offer We’ve just celebrated Halloween, and a bunch of important events are quickly approaching: -Black Friday -World Cups -Christmas Work these holidays and events into your ad angles, and clean up in Q4! Here Are 8 Ways PropellerAds Can Help You Hit the Jackpot: -You won’t find faster ad delivery than with our Push Notifications traffic. (And what could be more important to time sensitivity than speed?) . -PropellerAds has just reached 450 MILLION Push Subscribers! (The secret to big profits is scalability and reach - which we can provide!) -Lowest CPM and CPC bids on the market + smart optimization tools = Maximized Profits For You! -The “Smart Rotator Creatives Testing Tool” will automatically rotate up to 8 creatives in an ad set and pause the worst, leaving the best ones running to maximize your conversion rate! -Our “Target CPA” feature allows you to set a price you’re willing to pay per conversion, and the algo will automatically blacklist traffic segments that don’t convert at that price. -You can use our “User Activity Targeting” to target the most active users! (No other network has this feature!) -Our platform is so easy to use, even your grandma can run push campaigns! -And if she’s ever lost, our friendliest and most-helpful support team will be on standby to answer questions! To celebrate the reaching of our 450 Million Real Push-Users milestone, we’re giving out $50 BONUSES! To claim yours: Register by clicking here Send message “STM newsletter” to m.yash@propellerads.com The first 10 people will get promo codes with a $50 bonus! Ready, set, GO! *bonus can be applied on the next $300 deposit How to Throw $5k in the Wind (or Taboola, in This Case) This guy’s offer converted at 1 in 30 everywhere else but native. “Few things to keep in mind: Offer works very well (on FB, IG, Liveintent, Google, Linkedin, and even managed to break even on Quora with small $450/day budget). It's an Ecom offer Here's the funnel: AD 》 advert 》 offer page》 Checkout” Did he figure it all out? Go ye here and see From Untangling a Small Push Scaling Problem to Epic Wisdom From ‘96 This thread took a sudden turn. Basically “I’m running a profitable campaign, HALP how do I scale?!!?” In turn, the guy got super-sharp recommendations. But that’s when this thread got really juicy. @jaybot jumped in and basically laid the chips on the table with which push networks have “good quality” to “pretty close to gambling”. But then it got steak-dripping-in-juice-level, juicy. An old-school direct response guy called John Alanis, who goes by the nickname of @johna5150 dropped his 25+ years of knowledge on how to scale carefully. Just look at this and tell me if it doesn’t make you want to hug his entire 8134 character post: “Processes lead to riches, excitement leads to bankruptcy. Or even worse, having to go get a job.” Don’t miss the golden river, go here AWAsia 2019 in a Nutshell: You're in for a treat Lemme quote Chaz ‘cuz his stuff is always spot-on: “It’s been 4 years now since Affiliate World Asia's 2015 consummation. SNAPSHOT: -It’s grown from 1300 to 3300 attendees. -Booths more than tripling from 57 to 190. -We trailblazed Tactical Flashlights, Dropshipping, Cash on Delivery and Push Ads. -There's been speakers from Facebook, Google and Snapchat, and almost every Moderator from STM grace the stage. -We’ve hosted some of the biggest parties in Affiliate Marketing history - Roboteka, STM Island, Affiliate After Hours and let’s not forget about when we rented a private jet to Ibiza. Remember this, with Affiliate World, things only get better.” -- Insert run down of what your days at AWA 2019 are going to look like -- Also: “That’s what’s about to go down! STM has been a crucial part of Affiliate World over the years, and we plan to keep growing in directions that interest you. As always, let us know if you have suggestions, or feedback, we’re all ears to the STM fam.” Damn straight! Also: There’s Sellers World Conference if you like to gently hug Bezos (or Bezos to hug you...and rub your shoulders). Just don’t overdrink and bring a notebook, go here for AWA Dubai & Affiliate Marketing – what’s the connection? What comes to your mind when you hear about ‘Dubai’? Sandpit… World’s largest airport… World’s tallest building… A melting pot of global cultures… Expo 2020… Sandy beaches… A ‘hot’ tourist destination… Well, yes all of this, but there’s also something more, which might be of interest to you affiliate marketers who face a substantial tax bill every year! That’s correct – Dubai is a place which could bring your tax bill down to ZERO! But why just Dubai? Do you want your business to operate in a less-regulated environment so you could focus your energies on the real ‘job’ at hand? Drowning in tax and accounting paperwork and trying to juggle between doing the actual work that matters? 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