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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? Are you tired of catching up with financial and legal jargons to stay on the right side of the tax man? Do you want to keep your personal and corporate identities confidential? Do you wish you never have to fill another tax return ever again? … how about all this, and paying ZERO taxes! Welcome to Digitas Finance - an iStack family member specialising in providing tax optimised solutions to global affiliate marketers. So how does this work? The solution comprises of setting up a tax-free corporate structure for your business in one of the world’s leading tax-free zones where you not only enjoy tax-free business profits but depending upon your personal tax residency situation, you also enjoy tax-free salary and dividends withdrawal. Tax-free has a nice ring to it, no? Digitas Finance specialise in the affiliate sphere and helped save over $25 million in taxes for tons of leading companies in the sector. There are 3 packages to choose from and there’s no hidden charges or surprises. 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$303,000/mo Rev on FB - BH Vader turns to WH light side

November 01, 2019

landing combos on AdСombo, to save you money on split-testing!) #1 - [15821] Black Latte Type: Diet drink Where to Run: FB, Native (MGID, AdNow, Outbrain), Push (DaoPush, PropellerAds, RichPush, AdsTerra, MegaPush) Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [42036] -> [41753] Why It's Great: Thai food is tasty and beach season there lasts forever! #2 - [19766] Black Latte Zero Category: Diet drink Where to Run: FB, Native (MGID, AdNow, Outbrain), Push (DaoPush, PropellerAds, RichPush, AdsTerra, MegaPush) Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [61436] -> [61438] Why It's Great: [same as above] #3 - [6466] Intoxic Type: Bad breath treatment Where to Run: FB, Native (MGID, AdNow, Adskeeper), Push (MGID, PropellerAds, DatsPush, DaoPush) Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [22477] -> [11607] Why It's Great: As high as 65% of Thai people may have bad breath (according to NIH.gov)! Help them get rid of it! #4 - [17783] Detoyic Type: Parasite-removal Where to Run: FB, Native, Push Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [49078] -> [49077] Why It's Great: Bad breath can be the first sign that a person may have parasites! So run Intoxic to build an audience, then retarget and sell Detoyic - match made in heaven! #5 - [11243] Smoke Out Type: Stop smoking spray Where to Run: FB, Push (AdsTerra), Native (Outbrain, Taboola, AdNow, RevContent) Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [26056 -> 25496] Why It's Great: Did you know that 35.8% of the Thai population smokes (according to tobaccoatlas.org)? It's bad for health, and smoking where it's prohibited can result in hefty fines and even jail terms! #6 - [11924] Night Comfort Type: Stop snoring spray Where to Run: FB, Native (Outbrain, Taboola, MGID, AdNow, Content.ad) Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [31044 -> 27087] Why It's Great: More than 1/4 of the Thai population are habitual snorers (according to NIH.gov)! (Tip: Overweight and smoking can both contribute to snoring, so retarget those custom audiences from your weight loss and smoke-cessation campaigns!) #7 - [17544] PUELLA Cup Type: Menstrual cup Where to Run: FB Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [49496 -> 51013] Why It's Great: White-hat ecommerce product that doesn't require cloaking to run! (Tip: Target women under 50 y/o, before menopause begins) This cup lasts 5 years and more than pays for itself in the amount of tampons/pads saved. #8 - [1303] Goji Cream Type: Revitalizing cream Where to Run: FB, Native (MGID, Taboola, AdNow) Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [47593 -> 42643] Why It's Great: Removes wrinkles and moisturizes skin at the same time - the answer to all women's prayers! #9 - [18311] Tiny Mask Type: Face mask Where to Run: FB, Native (Taboola) Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [51075 -> 51080] Why It's Great: Helps women look younger, and who wouldn't want that? There's half of the entire population for you to scale to! #10 - [6146] Atlant Gel Type: Male enhancement gel Where to Run: Native (Adskeeper), Adult (Exoclick) Best Prelander -> Lander Combo: [38058 -> 19071] Why It's Great: The average size of Thai men is only 4 inches (according to bangkokpost.com)! Think of the scalability! Sign up here to access these offers now! Show Me the Money! Salivating yet? If not, these juicy payouts may just get you there - and we've increased them further to help you scale more easily! Still not convinced? These stats may help: -Approval rates are 50-60%! -100% of the leads you send are processed promptly. We now have one more call centre to handle the call volumes, which means better approval rates for you! Before you go - Download Our Gift! As promised, we’ve downloaded some ads and landers from Adplexity to help you run these offers! Here’s the download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ocedgsaxozp0myl/Adplexity-Gems-Adcombo-TH.zip?dl=0 (Disclaimer: Creatives we show may not be accepted by all traffic sources - please find out what each traffic source will and won't allow!) In addition, AdCombo provides landers that are hosted on our servers, ready to handle your traffic. You can access them in your affiliate interface after signing up to AdCombo (by clicking here). Big shoutout to Adplexity for sponsoring the landers! That’s all we have for you today! Soon there will be even more special offers for Thailand and other Asian destinations - so Stay Tuned! $303,000/mo Rev on FB - BH Vader turns to WH light side What’s the sound Darth Vader makes when he’s breathing? KHOOOOH PUUUHRR (Unironically, @casshy’s avatar on STM is Yoda. @casshy = OP in question going to the light side of the force) But anywhomz, @cassshy’s making $303,000/mo revenue on Facebook running whitehat, clean Jedi-level lead-gen stuff after being all nice and affectionate towards BH stuff. How about dem apples? “I would like to tell you about my journey and how I managed to jump from BH Facebook traffic to WH leadgen. I used to run BH traffic a lot since the beginning of 2017 and run it on pretty big volumes.” You know the game, it’s rough but ROIs are high - 200-600%. You run stuff, the Zucc slaps you across the face. You step to the side...and so on. … “Then Facebook started to sweep all the farmed accounts, I know this for sure cause I used to lost hundreds of them on a weekly basis.” “So I decided to try WH.” “... leadgen offers for EN speaking GEOs. I am working exclusively and only with direct advertisers. So, networks, do not even try to beat my current payouts.“ Here are a few glorious Vader screenshots: August (meh) September (oh yeah, now we’re talkin’. $140k rev) October (the good stuff) Oh btw, @cassshy said he’s getting a “Poor Ad Experience” - issue promptly solved by a quick link out from our very own @stickupkid explaining how to fix these. If anything you might wanna jump in there just for that one tip. Also this thread’s turning into a morphling - OP decided to post regular updates...in his success story. Talk about gold. Darth Vader’s whitehat journey’s over ‘ere - Subscribe [Continued] @sushiparlor’s unicorn riding skills net $XXX/day Deep breath. If you remember Mr. @sushiparlor’s struggles (e.g. $30,000 revenue and $0 profit/breakeven), frustration with trackers, white hairs, et cetera. Hold your chair’s handles tightly with your greedy affiliate hands for this is the shortest STM news piece ever: “Have managed to "push my way out of breakeven" and making low $xxx/day at this point (have done it for most of this month now so doesn't seem like a fluke).” Slow. Clap. Well done mate. What led to this? Primarily having a teammate, but not only. For one, he didn’t give up. For two, ye’ll have to see for yerself inside the thread. He even crafted the read more link, what a top guy this lad: >>“PS. I'll probably share tips/case study at a later date of how I managed to be profitable, am just waiting for stats to come in.”<< Voluum DSP Review Done 100% Honestly

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$XX,XXX/day native follow-along wakes up

October 23, 2019

[Q3 Update] $XX,XXX/day native follow-along wakes up @jack_l a.k.a. Serial Entrepreneur a.k.a. Probably has the longest-running follow along. Ever. He just hit the res button with 5-figure/day numbers. (For the un-gamers in here, a “res button” or “rez button” = resurrect button, shortcut, et cetera. The spell that revives your dead newbie friend so you can keep fighting together until you see the sunrise.) Anywho, Jack’s most definitely back. What a consistent bastard this guy. (can you taste the envy in my words?) In other words, he keeps posting those mega-detailed, value-ridden updates and he hasn’t stopped as of yet. Got profitable quite a while ago but still religiously updates his follow-along. Mad respect. His last major update happened on 02-03-2019 (“Top gross in a single day is $2000”) + further updates on 03-09-2019 (major insights on listicles, like a 700-word checklist/bullet point heaven) This time? 3062 words or 16,754 characters of an update. Quick summary: “-Running Revcontent, Outbrain, and Taboola. -Testing probably 2 offers/angles a week on average, usually on Revcontent on my favourite widgets, or on Taboola SmartBid. -VSL's, ecom, lead-gen, listicles. “ Probably one of the biggest takeaways from that novel of a post is to never spend 90% of your energy on the lp’s like he did int he beginning, but on stuff that has a much higher impact instead, as TheDudeAbides has been preaching for a while. Aside from keeping that daily P&L spreadsheet, focusing your energy on the highest impact part of your campaigns (revealed inside), Revcontent tips + this one big strategic advantage – it’s all in there. For Jack’s religious updates, go ye here [Sponsored] Get the Latest Winning Campaigns For $1 ONLY Our second SNEAKPEEK REPORT is available now, with even more crucial insights on the hottest trends and successful marketing techniques. The October SneakPeek features 57 CAMPAIGNS, up from 45 in our previous report. We’ve also collected feedback from YOU, the affiliate marketers, letting us provide you with the best, most relevant data possible. We give you COMPLETE INFO ON THE LATEST SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGNS, run by your competitors - AND ALL FOR JUST ONE DOLLAR. Split across MOBILE, DESKTOP, NATIVE and PUSH, SneakPeek covers all the most important verticals. Access the most crucial info available, including: creatives ready-to-use landers GEO traffic sources affiliate networks offer name payout offer vertical. _This comprehensive report is available for $1 ONLY!_ GET IT NOW SneakPeek Report is the ideal way for you to STAY ON TOP OF CHANGES in affiliate marketing. The industry is constantly moving forward, and what worked yesterday may not work today or tomorrow. Pick up SneakPeek and TRACK THE LATEST TRENDS AND MOST SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGNS AROUND. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Download it today. Once purchased, you’ll get the link to entire report sent straight to your email address. Using razor-sharp AM ninja skills to crush MLM/Network Marketing Affiliate marketing lets you build an unstoppable skillset. SEO, SEM, AD buying, landers, lead gen, copywriting, UX, statistics, analytics, behavioural psychology, storytelling, A/B testing, funnels, all sorts of traffic sources mastered...and the list goes on and on. Said skillset is being used by Raj Patel to completely crush MLM/Network marketing. “WHY IT WORKS? Cause 90% of the people in this business are still doing it the old way of conference calls, in-person meeting etc.“ How about dem apples, eh? It’s like walking into a room, closing the door behind you and then suddenly noticing it’s full of innocent lambs, bewildered and staring at you. You can smell their fear. Your pupils dilate. The heart starts pounding. You know you’re about to get an easy meal. Lights out, end of story. “IT BLOWS MY MIND! --- IMAGINE BEING THE FIRST GUYS USING GOOGLE ADS BACK IN DAY - ITS LIKE THAT HERE!” He’s not even focusing on the multi-level part. He’s simply using his sharp AM ninja skills to move product. Everything else just falls into place. High re-occurring payouts, high retention rate, fast payments, products in high demand. “I have been earning high $xxx,xxx since I made the change. I just wish MORE affiliates were more open-minded..” Go here for an open playing field with practically no competition A Sneaky Way to Craft Angles from TED Talks “So...we looked at the data and what we found was surprising” Or, how the majority of TED talks start nowadays. In any case, what do you see when you watch a TED talk? Think. You see a person who has spent a TON of time researching or working on a super-specific topic. Perhaps even a lifetime. Do you get where I’m going with this? Hell yeah – angles, baby. Our very own @wakeboarder, a.k.a. Tim strikes again with a golden nugget. This is so surprisingly simple yet mega-powerful. Tim says he’s already got 2 super profitable angles doing this. Coincidence? I think not. Basically, couple TED talks with “social signals” and you’ve got yourself a tasty angle. Where else but on STM would you find this sort of creativity? As usual, go here for the main juice to be revealed 3 Other Proven Ways To Create High Converting Angles - Stop Spying & Ripping! I directly ripped this guy’s thread headline because he’s a master copywriter. Despite his thread being (somewhat) anti-RIP. You fellas get 3 more ways to craft angles today. He wants to make the internet great again. The best part? The thread’s written supremely well and I’ll just shamelessly copy-paste some bits in here, don’t judge: “Affiliates want to make money yesterday. And it seems the easiest way to achieve this is by spying and ripping. Now, don't get me wrong it can be a GREAT place to start... But what is this doing to your brain? Veteran copywriter here... with a bit of a hack for everyone! SMALL BACK STORY A while ago, I noticed that on BH copy deliverables my brain after a few weeks started forgetting how to come up with truly creative solutions to advertising problems... When I got back to my doing my preferred WH deliverables, I would literally have to read through my old copy or copy it all by hand to get my brain thinking in that pattern/level of creativity again... So can you imagine what rip and run are doing to your creative problem-solving? How do you expect to be able to crack those untapped niches that are a napping goldmine? Gonna wait till someone else gets the jump on that and makes all the monies before you jump on yet another trend? To help, here are some solutions... *It's honestly just pretty annoying to see the same angles all the time esp on native, so I hope this pushes us all to come up with some new angles and headlines Let's make the internet great again, please” The 3 ways? a) The RIP. (yes) b) Desired outcomes c) Emotional story The juiciest bit? Imagine getting your eyelids stretched out and your face shoved against the monitor. That’s how eye-opening these 3 ways are. Wanted and unwanted outcomes. The seven deadly sins. How to rip properly. Plus examples. Powerful stuff. Disclaimer: “P.S: All these examples were made on the fly, compliance and verity not accounted for. Test at your own risk lol” Go here and make the internet great again

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“Not Great, Not Terrible” - Mid 40s Guy Made $6MM Revenue But His Story’s Heartbreaking

October 11, 2019

“Not Great, Not Terrible” - Mid 40s Guy Made $6MM Revenue But His Story’s Heartbreaking

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[2019 Contest] Snag $500 For Free From Megapu.sh

October 03, 2019

[STM-Exclusive Contest] Snag $500 For Free From Megapu.sh This just in! Tighten those shoelaces. Pull them pants up. (or put them on...affiliates being “professional” in their underwear is not an uncommon sight) Take a deep breath. Suck that belly in. ...Sit down, open your laptop, login to Megapu.sh pop open a cold one and start a push campaign. Might as well grab some nachos because the moment you launch that camp you’re gonna get $500 for free / back. Megapush just announced their marathon contest. Total budget: $10,000 Terms: Each participant will pick an affiliate program and an offer of their choice. After the participant has tested the offer thoroughly, s/he is to make a post in the forum section "Megapush Contest 2019" to document the process and results. Piece of cake. (In short you just have to describe your entire lazy affiliate thought process behind your campaign and why you think it worked or didn’t. Doesn’t matter if your ROI’s negative or positive). Starting date: 01/10/2019 Easy money if ye ask me. It’s a minty-fresh of a thread this one and there haven’t yet been any posts so Megapush’s budget is still intact...but not for long. According to my calculations there should be about 20 spots total if you all spend $500 each. Better go in and check the thread for a few extra (but crucial) details ASAP and then go and launch your campaign. (And no, this is not a collaboration between STM and Megapush, they just like throwing free money at STMers. But who doesn’t? You’re welcome.) >> Free $500 in here << Grab Your Tissues - A Newbie Just Hit Rock-Bottom Right in the feels this one. If you’re not me you might even shed a tear. This guy has had it rough. 2 years of failed ventures: I got leads from Google ads for family business Promoting products on warrior plus Build 2 ecom stores Build an online agency Build a mentoring business He then went to the US to try his luck. He’s been there for 4 months and in his hands he’s holding a ticket back to Israel he bought with his last dollars. “I feel so lost, I've never been so broke.” “No business in my hand to work with.” “I see people that are successful here in this forum, Lately I'm just thinking, maybe I don't have what it takes…” Do you sense it? The tear running down your cheek. Those are tough words to swallow. But. A glimpse of hope. And then another one. And another one. @pekadis, @vortex plus other members jumped in with some massive posts that are not only going to tear you up but you’re gonna be crying louder than a teenage girl going through a breakup with “the love of her life”. Double up on those tissues because you’re in for a treat. (I honestly really don’t wanna spoil this, you have to see all the replies for yourself). Here’s one of OP’s responses to spice up your interest: “Wow! I never expected to see so much support! Thank you guys ! you are amazing, You've lifted my spirit! I've read every answer you posted, like 3-4 time! Lol :]” >> 😭😭😭 << [Case Study] CBO vs Non-CBO or Mr. White vs Jesse @FaceOnAsia, our latest great facebook expert mod addition has decided to generously share a CBO experiment / case study. All for the sake of gently pleasing your greedy STM eyeballs. Casually spending $1000/day for this test, because why not? “Idea/Hypothesis: I want to test out how ad delivery pattern of a campaign under CBO is different from non-CBO” CBO vs ABO (campaign budget optimization vs ad set budget optimization, for the newbies) The experiment? “A.$1000 daily budget CBO campaign with 4 ad sets each has similar size of audience B. 4 single ad set campaigns with $250 daily budget each and contain identical ad sets like in A. Basically separate A's 4 ad sets into 4 campaigns. Other settings are identical and I also use 2 brand new pages and 2 accounts to minimize the bias. I am running an offer in finance.” The results based on 1 month performance? Surprising. Unexpected. Intriguing. To say the least. CBO’s more stable but it actually didn’t bring as much profit as non-CBO. The ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ and juicy details are inside as usual. >> Witness the results here << A Wise Man Once Said...Your Ecom Biz is Living on Borrowed Time The wise man in question is @pekadis, our resident ecom expert. He’s on a spree with these posts he promised us. Deliver he does and he does it so quickly and effectively. “As I mentioned in my last post, you need to make small bets to find a winner. And when you find one, you maximise the returns on your bet by really going for it. What sometimes happens is that when people gain some traction, or find a succesful way of doing things, they all of a sudden think they have a moat. Which makes them think no one can pass. That they are safe. You can have a competitive advantage of course, but the question is how long can it be sustainable.“ “Example: buying in China and selling in Europe / US This is still common and is still a successful way of doing business. But it is getting harder. Because being able to access a market by putting up a website is no longer enough in the era of marketplaces” “So what can you do? You need to take a wide approach. Which is looking at: your direct business - the site your overall business - the structure of your companies your life - the financial structure for yourself“ You can fill in the details in your mind by jumping in. This is a must-read for most ecom people nowadays. >> Juicy details in here <<

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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: STM Just Threw $2784 In Your Face For Free (Hint: iStack Training)

September 25, 2019

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: STM Just Threw $2784 In Your Face For Free (Hint: iStack Training) Listen up, fellas. Keeping this one 100% short, sweet and straight to the point. Imagine a stack of cash worth exactly $2784 flying towards your face, about to slap you, courtesy of STM. As of right this instance, you as an STMer get iStack Training Mastery Events Replays 100% Free. You know ‘em – they go by the names of ECML/FBML and the likes. Learning from the biggest industry leaders and rockstars for no cost whatsoever is one sweet baby jesus of a deal. Basically, let me quote @matuloo who dropped the news for our prying eyes: “As you know, STM Forum is all about providing value for it’s members. We pride ourselves on bringing the best content for our members, day after day, month after month … for 9 years straight already!” Of course we’re all about value – have ye not heard of our win-win-win approach to everything? “I’m sure you’ve heard about iStack Training, which is a sister company of the STM Forum that focuses on high level training in the Affiliate and eCommerce business. Since 2017, iStack Training organized live events that would take place right after Affiliate World Europe and Asia. Each of them had 100s of attendees and each of these events was recorded on video. These replays used to be sold on iStackTraining to those who couldn’t attend, but that’s over now Since we have very close ties with these folks, we were able to make a special with them. To put it short: All the “Facebook Mastery Live” and “Ecommerce Mastery Live” events replays will be posted on STM in the coming weeks and all of you can watch them at no extra charge.” We’re talking 100+ videos and 50+ hours of content worth $2784 are currently yours for free. (That’s the price tag while these babies are on sale, mind you) Here are a few names, but keep that napkin under your chin: “Ezra Firestone Tim Burd Gretta Van Riel Steve and Evan Tan (Tan brothers) Nick Peroni Ben Malol Mohamed Ali Aguel Nick Shackelford Van Oakes Nicholas Kusmich Jason Kryski Depesh Mandalia ...” ...The list goes on and on. The next best thing to attending live is watching replays. The NEXT best thing is being an STMer and getting them free of charge. But be warned – those bad boys are exclusively meant for STM members who are logged in – public viewing, downloading and sharing have been disabled. Oh and by the way, the next batch of videos are to be released shortly, hop inside ASAP. >> Thank me later, just jump in << You’re Cheap And That’s Why Your Campaigns Suck Quote: “Random post here so forgive me if its been discussed 500x already here and this will be a generalized statement that may not apply to everyone and every situation. “ Let me make that 501 times. Quote: “I see people when setting bids for traffic sources (Native, POP, Push...etc) always worried about the cheapest bid they can place to maximize the clicks they receive and thus increase their chances of a conversion. Only problem is, in my experience that's why your campaigns suck. Your getting zero traffic from the high quality sources. “ That’s the gist of it. Main point is if you’re cheap with yer bids you’re gonna get cheap eyeballs. We all know cheap eyeballs are worse than a decade old McDonalds Cheeseburger. Just no. You’d be scraping the bottom of the barrel. ‘Tis a filthy bottom that one – those eyeballs have been sprinkled with a bajillion ads before your final sorry excuse of a farticle. High quality eyeballs can go for “4-20x the price of the minimum bid”. As @proxyguys put it: “If your finances allow, increase those test budgets and increase those bids... Ive had tremendous great results and ran many 50-100K+ campaigns using this logic. Every campaign I try to be cheap on, turns out to be a bitter failure for us.” There’s another sneaky trick in the thread that lets you in on a big advantage and gives you a headstart right off the bat so you don’t have to guesstimate your bids. (Hint: involves whitelist campaigns). >> Gold here, it’s not cheap << Ecommerce/Business Survival Skills From STM’s Bear Grylls (@pekadis) @pekadis has released another bag of gold for you, as promised. This guy runs a multi-million dollar Ecommerce business. He’s our Bear Grylls in the form of an STM mod. He knows how to survive in the jungle or the arctic without breaking a sweat. Some say drinking his own pee is as normal as breathing. As a business owner you’re gonna have to resort to drinking your own pee quite often in order to survive. Pekadis says business is about endurance. About survival. “Business is about survival. And ecommerce is no different from any other business in that respect. Because you know shit is coming, you just don't know when, what it will be and how big the pile will be.” People refer to opportunities as if they’re equal for everyone, but @pekadis gave us 5 lessons to show us what it really looks like. Don’t rely on 1 supplier Generate profit and keep it in cash Don’t think that you know (basically, you can always be wrong) Everything is fleeting Your role is to solve problems As usual, the juicy details are inside. Let’s see if you get to see another day after this. >> Bear Grylls survival skills here << Ecommerce With a Polish Politician This STMer’s got a sweet deal on their hands, lemme tell you. He’s doing ecom with a well-known polish politician. He’s got a shop with shirts and gadgets and whatnot and those slogans support said politician’s libertarian views. The store opened on July 28, 2019 and has an ROAS of 3.52. “I spent PLN 4471 ($1137.58) on Facebook advertising, which generated 135 sales and an average ROAS of 3.52.” ^ That’s in the very first post in the thread btw. Oh boy this is gonna be one interesting follow along. The entire thread is M-A-S-S-I-V-E. This guy’s doing FB, IG, Uncle Google, Taboola, SEO, talks about newsletters, retargeting tactics, LALs and everything in between. Hell you even get to see most of his ads and campaigns as-is, his store and everything else. Then there’s stuff on improving their site. Then there’s stuff on scaling. He’s also asking for some help, so give the guy a hand and you might land yourself a seat next to a powerful Polish politician, aye? There are problems to be solved and we’re gonna do this together, of course. Since we can’t reveal the politician publicly, you’re gonna have to see for your own affiliate eyes who dis iz. >> I’ll send you those $5 if you’ve done this before << One Signal But One Too Many Coins - Monetizer’s Free One Signal? More like No Signal. Remember Erik Gyepes` secret money printing machine and drive-by that stunned the US treasury? Yeah that was Monetizer and basically here’s their official thread: “We've had quite a lot of requests for External Collection with Push recently as One Signal can be expensive for affiliates, i know quite a lot of affiliates who're paying over $500 a month for their One Signal accounts due to ever growing subscriptions. What makes this harder to swallow is it orginally started off free, so you end up finding your self locked-in, in order to get the value from your previous efforts collecting subscribers. Another issue with One Signal is knowing how often to send notifications to your lists and what campaigns to send them, especially in Tier 2 and 3 GEOs. We've recently released an alternative which is completely free, and we monetize WW lists automatically, every day for you.” You don’t even have to do anything. Monetizer builds the lists for you and then monetizes them. Also two questions from the thread tell us that A: You’ll be able to import your own lists to Monetizer B: You’ll also be able to monetize your own list any way you please, aside from Monetizer’s fancy super-smart algorithms. C: It feels good to be an STMer. Oh yeah, there’s a detailed 5-step instruction on how all of this works plus an upcoming update you’ll want to sink your teeth in...everything’s in the thread, jump in now. >> Monetize Naw <<

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The $XXX/day Push Traffic Money Printing Machine

September 19, 2019

THE $XXX/DAY PUSH TRAFFIC MONEY PRINTING MACHINE The US Treasury’s jaws dropped yesterday, did ye not hear? It was a quiet September afternoon. A tired lady pushing a cart of freshly-printed US treasury-smelling benjamins takes a quick glance out the window. What she sees suddenly stops her in her tracks and a few stacks of cash fly out of the cart. It’s our boy, veteran moderator Erik Gyepes (@erikgyepes) – known for his wild and lustful relationships with profitable push traffic campaigns – holding a laptop out the window of a bright red 60s Cadillac Eldorado, slowly driving by. On the laptop’s screen you see this: Yeah, baby!! YEAH! 100% passive push profits. Erik’s digital push traffic money printing machine’s purring like a kitten. Who needs paper anyways? The Amazon’s burning down. Digital’s gonna do. A bit picturesque, but that’s what you imagine when you usually hear the word “passive”. Or “squeezing”. Point in case – this is about Monetizer. We can’t give all the details to the hungry public but just know it has to do with Monetizer making it almost as easy as you-have-to-do-nothing to earn passively. Something, something push traffic + money. Another epic feature on a first come first serve basis. If you’ve noticed with Monetizer, it’s the ones who get in first that tend to reap the biggest rewards. The blueprint on how to build your own money printing machine is inside Erik’s thread. I recommend you don’t skip this one. >> Build your own moolah printing machine here << SPONSORED: YOU'RE INVITED TO THE AMAZON SELLERS EVENT OF THE YEAR Asia's premiere conference for Amazon Sellers is coming to Bangkok! Come and experience alternative learning with 400+ of the most successful brand founders, CEOs, and high-level Amazon marketers in the industry. This is your opportunity to network with leading companies that 8 to 9-figure ecommerce giants don't want you to know about. Curious about selling on Amazon? Looking to diversify your online business into Amazon? What about scaling within and outside of Amazon? You need to be here. >> Book your tickets now << WHAT IS SELLERS WORLD CONFERENCE? INTENSIVE AMAZON WORKSHOP Engage in an intimate beginners workshop taught by experts that will help you master the basics. Bring your laptop and be guided through store setup, product selection, the basics of manufacturing, shipping, launching & much more. AMAZON ADS SECRETS SPEECHES Time to step it up a notch. Find out how to squash your competition with Amazon ads and hack the Amazon algorithm to rank products on premium placements. ADVANCED STRATEGY SPEECHES For the established Amazon seller. Find out strategies to scale through international expansion, or create a world-class brand built for an IPO or eight to nine-figure exits. NETWORKING EVENT Meet 400+ Amazon sellers at the unique SWC Networking Event. It will be overflowing with opportunities to push you to the next level, and give you inspiration like nowhere else. More details available soon! EXPERIENCE SWC Check out Sellers World Conference trailer on our Facebook Page to see what's in store for you in Bangkok. >> Book your tickets now << WHAT’S THE FASTEST TRAIN TO $10,000/MONTH PROFIT? This guy has the skills and the cash ($20,000) but he has no time. And he wants to find the fastest bullet train to bringing in $300-worth of lambo parts & gas every day. Or about $10k month in profit. Pros (quoted): I have full-time availability, and (I think) plenty of money to invest (let's just say $20k). I'm not a newbie to internet marketing; I've run a couple of successful online-based businesses in the past, but no paid ads Technical aspects of tracking, landers, pixels, etc, aren't a roadblock (I'm a web developer) I have a decent understanding of the testing and optimization process (having seen a number of examples, but no direct experience) Check, check, check and check. Cons? Time. Also, he doesn’t want to give The Zucc any hugs because of his rapidly shifting moods leading up to sudden account bans. Which left him with 2 options: Native Push As @matuloo and @stickupkid put it, things seem to be leaning towards native traffic: Part of @matuloo’s reply: “Push and native are similar in the way the ads are created, you don't need to create banners, it's all about picking an image and then writing a short copy. But that's about it, I would say. Push is an intrusive format, native blends with the content. Push offers no targeting pretty much, native has categories. Native has generally higher quality than push. And I could go on ” @stickupkid’s reply: “If you have 20k start some low/mid cpl/cpa campaigns on native! I think, next to FB and Google, on long term most stable and scalable! ” Further down the page you’ll a lot more detailed replies as to why to choose native when you have a decent budget. You can do this with push too, but how long is push going to be around for? Nobody knows. Maybe except uncle Google. Oh and by the way, there’s this one tip in there (courtesy of @maynzie) for those who like to take action immediately. Follow this tip and you may just be on the right track for a life-changing Q4, as others have done before you. >> All aboard the bullet train here << @PEKADIS SCARED THE BEZOS OUT OF US – 5 REASONS TO SELL ON AMAZON Do you notice how ripped Bezos is nowadays? Same with Amazon, accounting for 50% of US sales last year. Not to be taken lightly this(selling on Amazon). @pekadis exploded with a massive golden thread and gave us 5 reasons we should sell on Amazon. Summary? Potential volume Sales can scale really quickly The margins aren’t that bad You will be selling different products You learn about the competition and the level of your own prices and terms But if you think it stops here you’re dead wrong my greedy affiliate friend. @pekadis` replies is what puts the cherry on top of this golden cake. They’re so valuable he even recommends a few books in one of them: “Some interesting reading: Alchemy by Rory Sutherland (marketing) How emotions are made by Lisa Barrett Feldmann (psychology)- The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results - by Stephen Bungay (military / business )”. I’m sorry but we can’t let this one out to the public either. Get the juicy details inside. P.S. In particular, you might wanna read @pekadis` reply to @elisha on the differences between building a long term business and just finding a winning product: “There's a difference between building a long term business compared to finding a winner, of which you don't know the longevity for you. “ >> Bezos + You = BFF << $5 BUCKS SAYS YOU DON’T KNOW THIS SNEAKY WILD-BOAR-POWERED RETARGETING TRICK We just received a message from the Scaleship Project. One of the wild boars residing there has discovered an ingenious way to retarget your warm audiences. Seriously, it’s so simple and yet I’m betting you those $5 bucks that you have not seen or done it before. Deal? Deal. Just lookie here at Tim’s returns: >> I’ll send you those $5 if you’ve done this before << HOW TO KEEP THE ZUCC HAPPY WITH WELL MAINTAINED FB PAGES This is for all of you white-hat boys out there. It’s how to keep The Zucc happy and pleased with your FB pages. It takes some daily persistence but it pays off in the long run. You can outsource this to a VA if you want to. Here’s a quick taste with 2 of 5 key points: Run only 1 fan page per ad account. (rumoured, but may be true, check the thread for details) Run engagement campaigns actively (see why in the thread) And get the rest of the even better points in the thread ASAP. >> Happy Zucc vibes in here << TABOOLA, OUTBRAIN, REVCONTENT, or MGID? Oh boy. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! We’re gonna have to get your hopes up high and then back down to ground level real quick, because we’ve got another strong thread we can’t let out to any freebie-seeking eyes out there. It’s just too valuable. Speaking of golden threads, this one’s a golden jacuzzi. Let me sprinkle some gold on your face before I let you take the plunge. The question that triggered it is from a native newbie: “If you were just starting out with native, which network would you choose (and why) between Taboola, Outbrain, Revcontent, or MGID?” Now, if you remember @jack_l from our previous newsletters you know he’s a newbie turned master in basically no time. You also know his posts are extremely revealing and they make other members grumpy at times, even. This one’s no exception. @jack_l -> “Great question I started with MGID, then went to Revc, then to Outbrain, then to Taboola, and currently run on the latter 3 of those.“ You’ll wanna know that MGID and Revcontent are the most newbie-affiliate friendly of the bunch. Outbrain and Taboola are a lot stricter. (check inside to see what you can run) There’s the simplest, least-stressful, 'purest' form of buying natives on Revcontent that is ideal for newbies. Revcontent is WAY smaller than Outbrain/Taboola Find out which offers you can start with on each of those bad boys It’s going to be super difficult and frustrating (but there’s a way to go through this with relatively little pain) Plus further questions answered in this thread: Budgeting (i.e. how much to set aside to test each offer) Is Clickbank OK to grab offers from? Whitehat vs Blackhat A lot more stuff, I’m just too lazy to write it out. Then there’s @thedudeabides` replies which add even more gold. More specifically there’s one reply of his where he talks about a new traffic source that’s super easy to work with and get profitable on with high quality traffic (but it’s a rather small traffic source in general) which you can then take and scale BIG on Taboola. I mean, we could easily package this entire thread into a “gooroo” course and ship it over to you for just $3999.99. >> Pick one here << FUNNELFLUX vs VOLUUM vs THRIVE – PIKACHU I CHOOSE YOU “I'm trying to decide on a tracker. To start with, I will be tracking for Push and Native ads. I am already paying for a dedicated server (a cloud server) with very good specs, so self-hosted is an option. I'm currently leaning toward self-hosted because I already have the sunk cost of the server, plus I'd have control over my data. (The only drawback I can see there is that maybe a hosted tracker might perform better due to more worldwide server availability... but maybe for a redirect it doesn't matter as much as with content delivery?) And for self-hosted, I'm liking what I see with FunnelFlux. Any experience or opinions on the route to take? Thanks.” You’ll be surprised of what follows. That’s all I’m gonna say. >> Go ye here and choose your pokemon <<

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