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How to Make Money with CRYPTO CURRENCIES

By Administrator • May 23, 2018

How to Make Money with/from CRYPTO CURRENCIES Been wanting to explore bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Check out the ultimate beginner's guide on how to make money from crypto - from buying and HODL'ing, to trading, to mining, and more! What Copywriting Book Impacted Me the Most? A list of copywriting books recommended by Mr. Drew Whitman, the author of Ca$hvertising. This is the 2nd post on STM by the copywriting legend after his intro post. A must-read. 10 GB of FB Election Ads & Data Released Images of Facebook ads the Russians purchased in attempt to alter the 2016 U.S. Election, released by Congress in PDF format. Info revealed includes ad spend. Just, wow! When Do I Have To Be Worried About CR Drops? Experiencing mysterious drops in CR you can't explain? One possibility may be that the advertiser is scrubbing. Get valuable tips on how to fix this issue. How to Deal With Having to Restart From Zero All the Time? Sick and tired of dealing with campaigns and even verticals dying on you all the time? The community chimes in with some good suggestions on how you can sleep better at night. Complying with GDPR With GDPR coming into effect in a couple of days, find advice in this thread on how to make your sites compliant. Announcing: Affjobs Gigs! Affjobs are taking it to the next level and introducing Affjobs Gigs! A super efficient way to hire experienced affiliates for one-off tasks, at a minuscule price! Rumour has it Upwork’s shares just plummeted. List your Gig! for only $10. Explore Affjobs Gigs! Put your unique affiliate skillset to the test - earn cash for one-off tasks! From helping with a funnel build on FunnelFlux, to solving a Voluum tracking issue, there's a range of marketers that need your help...Now! Wanted: Ad Buyer to Manage Global Campaigns Epic opportunity! ConvertingAds are after a FB/Google/Native Ads Media Buyer to launch and optimize worldwide marketing campaigns from their modern office in Prague. There's a base salary and rack up the commission with on-target earnings. Plus travel to global conferences included.

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FB Disapproval Reasons Full List

By Administrator • May 16, 2018

FB Disapproval Reasons Full List "While doing some digging into the Page history feature that Facebook is testing, I came across this in their code...a full & current list of current ad disapproval reasons." (POP campaigns) What Hour Do You Usually Launch Campaigns to Test? "Should you never launch a pop campaign for testing during your geo's night time and early waking hours?" See the informative answers that ensued. Popads Dead for Traffic? Only Ever Trickles, Never Volume A member is frustrated about the low traffic levels they're getting from PopAds. The community shares their insights on the topic. Balancing "Statistical Significance" and "Banner Burnout"? Lots of good tips from the veterans. WeQ are hiring in Japan & Russia! Experts in mobile ad tech, WeQ are looking to hire for two roles in Japan and Russian to help drive user acquisition and engagement at a global scale. Wide Markets are seeking an eCom Advertising Manager Wide Markets ltd are after an Advertising Manager (m/f) for their new offices in NY and CA, USA. The role entails executing and managing user acquisition partnerships with leading Apparel & Fashion eCommerce stores. Ending Soon: Digital Remedy are seeking an Affiliate Account Manager Digital Remedy need a Affiliate Account Manager in NYC to run diverse Direct Response accounts and affiliate networks which deliver cross-channel performance marketing strategies across a myriad of DSP, social media and digital platforms.

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REPORT: 50+ Super Affiliates Reveal What’s Working in 2018

By Administrator • May 09, 2018

REPORT: What's Working in Affiliate Marketing in 2018 SUPER HOT! The report everyone's been eagerly waiting for is finally here! This is a MUST-READ for every affiliate marketer. 50+ super-affiliates and other industry experts sharing their thoughts on the best offer verticals, traffic sources, etc. Download the report NOW if you haven't already: What's Working in 2018 Facebook's In-House Spy Tool AKA "View Ads" Did you know Facebook has a new tool that allows you to see most of the ads run by ANY Facebook page? This post will teach you how you can access it. Facebook + Voluum = Banned Account Will using Voluum for Facebook campaigns lead to an account ban? Lots of affiliates have gathered to reply to this question, with Voluum joining in the discussion. Hiring: Digital Marketing Manager for leading Security Tech company AnchorFree, the team behind the #1 VPN Hotspot Shield, are seeking a highly motivated, experienced Digital Marketing Manager with experience in planning and managing campaigns to join its fast-growing Marketing team. Ending Soon - PropellerAds are seeking a FB Media Buyer! Have over 2 years of experience with Google AdWords and Facebook ads? Want to join one of the most innovative global digital advertising platforms in the affiliate industry? PropellerAds in Cyprus are expanding their marketing team and offering you a unique opportunity for a Facebook Media Buyer that can’t be missed! Ending Soon - ClickDealer need boss Affiliate Managers! Attention Affiliate Managers in Toronto, Shanghai and Madrid - Clickdealer are hiring! Come work for an award winning performance marketing company at the very pinnacle of the affiliate industry. This is how you’ll land six-figure earnings and gain huge exposure within the industry.

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What Verticals And Traffic Sources Are Working In 2018?

By Administrator • May 02, 2018

What Verticals And Traffic Sources Are Working In 2018? Member arjunkaul asked this question, not knowing that the STM Team has been secretly preparing a comprehensive guide to answer that exact question! Secret sneak peeks inside this thread! Struggling with Analysis Paralysis? Here are some tips... Another mega-post by vortex that couldn't fit into one post, with an entire methodology on how to overcome one of the most prevalent problems experienced by affiliates. AWE 2018…BERLLLLLL….Psyc. BARCELONA! Affiliate World Europe 2018 is coming up in 3 months! See the impressive line-up of speakers revealed. How to Make Camps Profitable on RevContent? Member grasson78 can't seem to make RevContent traffic perform. 3 veteran members contributed on-point advice that anyone new to RevContent must read. Wanted: Facebook Media Buyer Superstar - Remote The Hero Company, based in the States, are after a remote Media Buyer with Facebook experience. Join a highly skilled team, responsible for $50,000,000+ of online sales. Apply Now! Hiring: Digital Remedy are seeking an Affiliate Account Manager Live the high life in NYC and join a leading marketing company that will deliver incredible networking and growth opportunities in the performance marketing industry. Apply Now! Hot AM Jobs: Trending this week Turn up the heat in Palma de Mallorca. IMOCash are seeking Affiliate Manager on the exotic mediterranean island. Clickdealer are after Affiliate Managers around the globe, especially in Toronto, Shanghai. Converting Team need a German speaking Affiliate Manager in Prague. Green8Group in Haarlem, plus many more elite roles. View Now!

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Making Afflow/Monetizer Rain - Using 1 Optimization Tool

By Administrator • April 18, 2018

Making Afflow/Monetizer Rain - Using 1 Optimization Tool Pick a geo and mobile carrier, set up an Afflow campaign, and let this optimization tool do 90% of the optimization for you! BONUS: The post reveals all details about this currently-live-and-green campaign, for you to clone in the next few minutes! How to Work with PUSH-Notifications in Propellerads Another excellent step-by-step tutorial from moderator mrbraun where ALL is revealed! According to mrbraun, push traffic converts WAY better than pop. How much better you ask? Read the post to find out! Beating The 4PM Blues - 5 Unique Ways To Stay On Your Grind Member moneytrain shares tips on staying productive after 4PM. "After 4PM, we reach an inflection point. 99.9% of the world's population pretty much calls it quits after their main obligations are fulfilled. That's why I wanted to share the 5 ways I keep grinding through the mid-game to eventually come out on top." What The Aff… - A Daily Newsletter For Affiliates Manu_adefy celebrates his birthday by starting a free daily newsletter for affiliates! It’s a short, carefully curated newsletter (5 mins read time) with affiliate marketing news, cool tech and actionable advice. Find out where to get it now! How to Know the Top Mobile Pop Traffic Sources One of the most-frequently-asked questions on STM, and one of the most comprehensive replies. AffJobs Affiliate Program Announcement : Unique way to make $$$ After a unique way to make some cash in the affiliate industry AND help the STM family out at the same time? Do you have personal industry connections, strong Linkedin network or operate an affiliate blog? Affjobs, powered by STM, have delivered an Affiliate Program to help spread the word. And make you more moolah! The not-so-secret $100k offer Where’s the first place an affiliate marketer finds out what’s hot right now? They ask their Affiliate Manager. They’re well connected, understand what’s working and have one primary goal - to help affiliates make more money. Oh. They can make well over six-figures a year too. Some of the industry’s best networks, including Clickdealer are looking to fill Affiliate Manager positions around the globe. Plus having affiliate marketing experience is a major advantage! Hiring: Ad Campaign Manager Are you one of the best campaign managers in SoCal? Want to get paid like it? Have you managed over 150k a month budgets on Facebook, Google or Native? Crimson Lake is growing its internal team and are looking to hire only the best campaign managers in California.

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Dropship on Facebook Will End Soon

By Administrator • April 11, 2018

Dropship on Facebook Will End Soon A clickbaity title perhaps, but there are 2 gems in the thread that anyone doing dropshipping on FB would NOT want to miss: They are found in posts #7 and #12. AVERAGES in Affiliate Marketing, do they exist at all and how to figure them out? "A typical newbie tries to figure out one thing : the AVERAGE figures for pretty much everything. I know we have dozens of threads here on STM, that try to find the average for one thing or the next … what's the average CTR, what's the average CVR to aim for, what's the average price for traffic … OR even more unrealistic … what's the average income in AM after 3 months." Having Trouble with International Audience Targeting Member mitchell points out a problem with using the same audience targeting across multiple geos on Facebook. Moderator stickupkid gives good suggestions in his reply. Redirect Based on Offer's Page Content Many of us have encountered this problem: An offer reaches cap, and the affiliate network automatically redirects your traffic to another offer - one you don't want to run. Is there a way to have your tracker AUTOMATICALLY detect this switch, and direct the traffic to an offer you've chosen beforehand? The answer is yes - and FunnelFlux is the solution. Looking for Remote Position for Marketing Work! A member is looking to find employment in the affiliate industry, to learn the ropes while earning an income, but don't know how to approach it. The community helps out with good advice. Your Affiliate Marketing Skills Are In High Demand! What you have are a very particular set of skills. Skills acquired through rigorous split-testing. Skills that make you a nightmare for other marketers. There's a host of big Affiliate companies seeking your unique skillset for Media Buyer roles to play with their big budgets and level up their business. Check out the range of positions now on Affjobs. Affiliate Manager / Prague, Czech Want to earn over $120k+ a year as an Affiliate Manager? Travel around the world to the top Affiliate conferences? Do you know German? ConvertingTeam are after a candidate to join their slick office in Prague. Apply now! Affiliate Account Manager / Haarlem, Netherlands Work hard, Play hard is Ratus’ motto. Join their fast-growing Affiliate Network in Haarlem, Netherlands. They’re seeking exciting talent with experience in eCommerce that speak Dutch well. English is an advantage. Apply now!

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How to Spy on your Ecommerce Competition

By Administrator • April 04, 2018

How to Spy on your Ecommerce Competition Moderator Zack lists 10 advanced tactics for getting the dirt on your ecommerce competition! Post some encouraging feedback and he may just post part 2! How to run Sweepstakes on WEB traffic With everyone targeting mobile nowadays, desktop traffic has become cheaper and competition has decreased. Moderator MrBraun reveals all on how he runs sweepstakes offers on desktop traffic! You'll get the best-performing landing pages and recommended traffic sources - just add offers! FB Winning Images - Sweepstakes "This topic will be packed with winning images I run/ran during my fashion & supermarket voucher campaigns on FB last month(s). So these could still be relevant! Learn, copy and find inspiration, whatever makes you happy!" - stickupkid, STM Moderator Does anyone else think it's weird that shopify stores don't use landing pages on FB? See how this question from member mitchell has sparked an interesting discussion on how to combat rising FB costs, through the use of product-branding and maximizing the life-time value of each customer on the backend. Pay particular attention to tips by veteran member iAmAttila and Moderator pekadis! Looking for more Taiwan traffic Some tips by Moderator vortex on how to find more traffic for any geo. HELP - Facebook Pixel Zeno provides a clear and simple, yet detailed explanation on how FB pixels work.

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Success In AM In 2018 - A Newbie Follow Along Adventure

By Administrator • March 28, 2018

Success In AM In 2018 - A Newbie Follow Along Adventure Having followed the 40-day pop newbie tutorial, member captain calypso is starting to see some green in his sweeps camps! How to Get Maximum Profit from Your Traffic Moderator mrbraun has laid out a more thorough approach to finding profits in any particular geo. Gold tip on how to get crazy-low CPMs that surprised even vortex! Follow-Along: Taking my Facebook+Sweeps virginity 1st sweeps camp run on Facebook, GREEN with 361% ROI! Achieved by member lyhras with valuable guidance from moderator stickupkid. Basic Queries for My First Step Moderator matuloo patiently replies to a new member's list of 14(!) questions! Hiring - DSP/SSP Manager (AMS/Berlin) - Avazu Are you a master of Real Time Bidding and love to problem solve? Want to work at an industry-leading business on the cutting edge of affiliate technology? Avazu are looking for a DSP/SSP Manager in Amsterdam or Berlin. Apply Now!

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