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Where to Next with Ecommerce?

By Administrator • September 26, 2018

Where to Next with Ecommerce? If you're still doing dropshipping from aliexpress, you'd know this model isn't working half as well as it did last year. This thread contains lots of practical advice on how you can revive your business by transitioning away from that declining business model. Weekly News From the Online Advertising and Tech World - 20th Sept. Moderator Matuloo has gathered the best, latest, and most-relevant news in the online advertising and tech world, and condensed it into a post for our reading pleasure. Not to be missed! Click that "THANKS" button if you're wanting this to turn into a regular publication! How Many Campaigns Are You Running? Member jabong82 has asked the question "what's the difference between a $100/day affiliate vs $1000/day affiliate?" The gold tips in the ensuing replies can help YOU add another zero to your current daily revenue! Want a Sneak Peek of STM Forum Content? The Preview Page has been completely revamped! For those of you that aren't STM members yet, you can now check out snippets from the latest and best threads on the forums. Want to read the entire threads? You know what to do!

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Simple But Highly-Effective Search-Engine Ranking Tutorial

By Administrator • September 12, 2018

Greg's SEO Ranking Tutorial Greg Morrison, one of the few no-BS SEO experts who has taught thousands of students to succeed with SEO, has posted a very detailed tutorial on how you can profit from ranking pages in the search engines! With paid traffic becoming more expensive, it may be wise to diversify into free organic traffic. And if you heed Greg's advice on how to pick less-competitive keywords, ranking on the first page may not take as much time as you may currently believe. The Ultimate Facebook Newbie Tutorial 2018 - Part 6 - Images Images can make or break your Facebook ads. In this lesson, Stickupkid gives valuable insight into what you should look for when choosing images for ads, as well as provides examples of good and bad images. Voluum Importer for FunnelFlux Increase in Voluum pricing got you down? Thinking of switching? Funnelflux has come out with a new feature that will make the transferring of your data quick and painless! Is It Possible to Still Profit with Pops With rising costs and competition on pop networks, this has got to be one of the most frequently-asked-questions in recent months. The community provides feedback that accurately describes the current state of pop traffic, as well as advice on other traffic types that can serve as a good next-step-up from pop. Remote Senior Media Buyer Wanted! Want to build a media buying powerhouse? DirectAffiliate.com is a leading direct advertiser in evergreen verticals such as nutra and beauty. They're looking for a Facebook & Adwords Master who can work independently and have the chance to be their Head of Performance. Apply Now!

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FB ShowPages For $xxx,xxx Shopify

By Administrator • September 05, 2018

FB ShowPages (Watch) For $xxx,xxx Shopify Up to $300k on some days, 100 million video views, CVR of 2-3% - all from FREE traffic on Facebook! Interested yet? Read how new member flexmaster was able to achieve all this using Facebook Showpages, In-Stream Ads, and Shopify. Adplexity to FunnelFlux: Live Landers in Under 30 Seconds Sick and tired of spending time fixing up ripped landing pages? Watch how this new tool rips a lander from Adplexity and puts it on FunnelFlux in under a minute! Landing Page Script For Getting Free Traffic Tired of having other affiliates rip your lander? Use the script suggested in this thread to get a percentage of their traffic back to your offers! HUGE Lists of Shopify Store URLs For Spying Member platinum shares a website where you can access a huge number of shopify store urls for spying - and it's free! Best Frequency? What's the best Frequency Capping on banner campaigns? The community shares great insights on this topic.

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Why Offshore Business Setup

By Administrator • August 29, 2018

Why Offshore Business Setup! Are taxes eating into your profits? Enjoy the benefits of TAX FREE profits by operating via an offshore entity! STM Member Digitas, ACCA and ACA qualified financial expert (which, quoting cmdeal, is "like having 2 Ph.D.s"), lists pros and cons of incorporating your business in two famous offshore jurisdictions, UAE and Hong Kong. Greg Morrison Here to Help With SEO The legendary Greg Morrison from the OneManGang has joined our forums! He seems to always be able to figure out how to beat the next algo change Google throw at us, and has taught countless students to do exactly that over the past few years. Be prepared to see some major knowledge bombs from Greg, including a mini-tutorial he has in the works! How To Target Better and Make More Money on Facebook with the Help of Big G! If you run traffic on Facebook, you must know how well lookalike audiences can convert when you generate them based on a list of customers. But what if you don't yet have such a list of customers for your target niche? Sure you can just buy one, but quality may not be guaranteed. In this thread, iAmAttila shares a little-known, ingenius method for generating a super-targeted LAL audience - which can give you a boost if you're entering a new niche. Chartered Accountant with Masters and 5 Years in Performance Marketing Member Digitas has generously started an AMA to answer any questions you may have on financial management of your affiliate marketing business! "I have worked in performance industry for 5 years and have setup/managed structures in UK, Dubai, Hong Kong, India and Philippines. I have in depth expertise around accounting, financial management, financial reporting, multi jurisdictional audits, VAT, GST, corporation tax, payroll taxes, company incorporation, tax efficient structure, banking and other corporate matters across multiple jurisdictions. Whether you are looking for information on complex matters including taxes/audits or something as simple as raising or recording a sales invoice, happy to share my experiences with you." Revcontent Boost Types Running on Revcontent and wondering which boost type to go with? Native veterans discuss pros and cons of each, as well as recommend best practices. Deceptive Attack - Wait Don't Drop Your Current Domain Yet! Having domains banned by google is a problem shared by many. In this thread, several members chime in to offer solutions to that problem. Best Telegram Groups A question from Moderator tijn has sparked the idea for Moderator erikgyepes to start a telegram group for affiliates! Find the join link in the thread and join now! Why Offers Got Paused Out? Member rajivwalia has received quite a few notifications from the affiliate network that the lead quality was not good enough to continue traffic. Veteran members were unanimous in what they suggest.

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NEW Traffic Source - Only Pay If You Make Money

By Administrator • August 22, 2018

NEW Traffic Source - Only Pay If You Make Money Discover this new network that will only charge you when you make a conversion. Some of the first advertisers are already spending over $5k/day on this network. Too good to be true? Experience for yourself to find out. You literally can't lose! AM is Not Just Pops & Sweeps ... Watch Me Build a Network of Crypto Sites Follow along as our senior moderator matuloo builds a more long-term online asset than CPA campaigns. His first cypto niche site is already live - go check it out! Perhaps that will provide the inspiration you've been needing to start your own niche site! AFFILIATE WORLD & STM CHINA TOUR - SEPT: Shenzhen, Shanghai + Beijing! STM is coming to China again this year! This time we're joining forces with Affiliate World Conferences to organize something bigger and better than the previous meetups. These are free to attend, but registration is required. We'll be hosting a prize draw at each meetup where you could win thousands of dollars worth of prizes (one of which is a free 12-month STM membership!) You'll also be receiving a flyer with discounts on STM, Adplexity, Funnelflux, iStack Training, and Affjobs. See you there! New Tool: Lets You Apply to Lots of Aff Networks By Pushing 1 Button Update: More networks have been added to the tool, and we're actively continuing to add more! If you're looking to sign up to more networks, but don't want to fill out tedious application after tedious application, be sure to check out this STM-exclusive tool.

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The Ultimate Facebook Newbie Tutorial 2018 - Part 3

By Administrator • August 15, 2018

The Ultimate Facebook Newbie Tutorial 2018 - Part 3 - In Search of Campaigns In this much-anticipated update of our FB Newbie Tutorial, stickupkid explains the pros and cons of blackhat vs. whitehat campaigns, lists popular offer verticals to run, and describes how to find the best offers. Alternative Way to Ecommerce - 6 Year Old Shows the Way Ecom expert pekadis reveals how he has tapped into a source of low-competition traffic - the same one a 6 year-old kid made millions from last year. AdPlexity Ecommerce Is Finally Open To The Public! Get your STM-exclusive discount here! At $149/month instead of the regular $199/month for non-members, the savings are nothing to sniff at! Opening Store or Promoting Ecomm Through Network? Member silvertongue wants to know whether it'd be better to run an ecom store or to promote ecom offers through affiliate networks. Moderator Vortex drops gold on how to use affiliate network ecom offers as a research tool, for selecting products to run on your own ecom store. I Have Almost 3000 USD on MGID A member discovered $3k that was left in an MGID account from 3 years ago, and asked the community for advice on how best to spend it. Recommendations on verticals, offers and geos ensued.

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Will Facebook Ban Your Ad Account Even If You Go White Hat?

By Administrator • August 08, 2018

Will Facebook Ban Your Ad Account Even If You Go White Hat? A discussion on how to maximize profits from FB traffic, and how to avoid account bans. Pay special attention to stickupkid's advice in post #4. Crossed $40K in July 2018 - Struggle of Digital Marketer in Affiliate Marketing Member thealimoon posted some motivating numbers! Revealed are: Traffic source, verticals, and affiliate networks that were used to achieve this revenue. Something for General Stores: Fortnite STM resident ecom expert pekadis reveals what can turn out to be an extremely lucrative niche for anyone willing to do some testing to find out! FunnelFlux - Discount for STM Users Thinking of switching trackers? Grab this discount on what's probably the most-versatile tracking solution available on the market. STM-exclusive deal. Parasite SEO in 2018 A method which, if executed correctly, can quickly get you to the first page of Google for some pretty competitive keywords! Ecommerce Copywriter & Designer Wanted! Logan are seeking a Copywriter and a Designer for a growing Ecommerce business. You will be responsible for creating marketing material such as banners, product descriptions, ad copy's, aggressive landing and landers, etc. Perfect opportunity to put those affiliate copywriting skills to good use.

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Case Study: $28,385.71 In 2 Months On Autopilot

By Administrator • August 01, 2018

Case Study: $28,385.71 In 2 Months On Autopilot Member bumbarda shares insight into a recent Facebook campaign, where a credit card submit voucher offer in Nordic geos was promoted. Ads, landers, and targeting details were generously shared. Not to be missed! Wakeboarder Trying to Get Some POP Working Yes, this thread had already been included in a past newsletter, but member wakeboarder has reached $500/day in profits and lays out some of the knowledge that has led to his success. These new updates makes the thread worthy of being included in this newsletter a 2nd time! How Much To Start With Native? Member jeremiahandor was wondering whether 3.5-5k would be enough to learn native traffic. Advice from other members was mixed, but jeremiahandor decided to give it a shot anyway! Check out the interesting discussion, and then check out this member's new follow-along thread on his first native campaign! Did Voluum Just Jack Up Their Pricing? The recent increase in Voluum's pricing has sparked massive reaction on the STM forum. Read about opinions from both Voluum customers and Voluum reps. What is your take on this matter? Wanted: Native Acquisition Expert in Tallinn or Barcelona Want a taste of Adcash's vibrant community of advertising gurus, IT geniuses, nerds and unicorns? They are looking for a Native Acquisition Expert who will actively recruit and onboard new customers and ensure a smooth hand-over to account managers. This position can be located in our Tallinn headquarters or in our Barcelona office. Interested? Check out the link for more details!

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