Yes, this course is much more in depth than the chapter in EBA, and will teach you much more about affiliate marketing as this is what the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course is all about 🙂 EBA is a great course, don’t get me wrong, but it’s more of an overall blogging course, whereas Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing just has one focus, so, of course, it will have a lot more information 🙂


Thanks for the awesome update. More infor would be great and just keep up the great work. I like how you break it down, I have also been in this field for a while now but its so hard to make money when you are marketing something that requires a person to give out his hard cold cash to some nerd he knows not! it is a goldmine to give stuff that is valuable for free and make money!!!! May the force be with you!!!!!
The third option entails a user clicking on your ad and signing up for a free trial of a product, registering for a free download, or buying your product. Signups and registrations generate company leads, while sales generate immediate cash in your pocket. With this type of advertising you pay the host an agreed-upon fee for each specified type of action. For leads that can mean a set amount, while for sales that can mean a set percentage of the sale amount. This method of online advertising is called “cost per action” (CPA). It can also be referred to as cost per acquisition, “pay per action” (PPA) or performance-based advertising. How can cost per action advertising benefit advertisers? Cost per action advertising generally involves less risk for advertisers than other advertising techniques. Since you only pay when you get a lead or a sale, you are protecting yourself from potential eyeballs that won’t convert, as well as click fraud. Those possibilities can put a dent in your pocketbook fast. At the same time, you are ensuring that you only pay when you have money coming in, or when the prospect for money coming in is relatively great. How can cost per action hurt advertisers? You can actually lose money from a cost per action campaign if you have a low leads to sales ratio. This is because you may be paying publishers more for leads than you are generating from sales revenue. That may be worth your while if you have a plan for converting more leads to sales or believe that the advertising exposure outweighs any current loss in revenue. If you are losing money, you can try negotiating a lower cost per action fee from the publishers hosting your ads. Or you can switch over to a CPA campaign based on sales. Either way, know that your success at conversions can impact your ability to find a publisher willing to run your ad on a cost per action basis. Why might publishers not want to run my ad on a cost per action basis? If you don’t have a strong track record for the specified type of action, publishers may determine they’re better off hosting ads with more potential for bringing them revenue. Google offers a cost per action advertising program where ads are placed on Google’s affiliate websites. But to qualify for the program, advertisers must prove they manage a site that attracts a desirable audience, has enough conversions, and makes enough money. The exact criteria may differ from advertiser to advertiser. Other affiliate networks may also pass you by due to your track record or finances. Affiliate networks like LinkShare, PeerFly, and Affiliate.com ask about such topics as online revenues, monthly marketing budgets, and cost per action offers in their online advertising applications. You may find that individual companies have more lenient criteria for doing business. You can also build your own affiliate network by handpicking company websites you are interested in advertising on, and reaching out to the sites about potential cost per action opportunities. How much should I pay per action? While it is ultimately up to a publisher to accept or reject your offer, you should go into cost per action negotiations with a figure in mind. It's important to do some homework when determining how much you are willing to spend per action. For example, if you are already involved with a cost per click or cost per impression campaign, you should figure out how much you are paying for each conversion, whether it is a lead or sale. You can determine this amount by using an online cost per action calculator, like the one offered by ClickZ. To get your cost per action you must enter either your cost per 1,000 impressions or cost per click, your conversion rate, and, if it’s a cost per impression campaign, your click through rate. You can get this information from within your pay per click account or a web analytics tool. Once you have your current cost per action, you should try using a lower cost per action for a cost per action campaign. Then what should I do? Over time, evaluate how return on investment (ROI) from your CPA campaign compares with the ROI on your cost per impression or cost per click campaigns. If you have a much better return on investment for the cost per action campaign, you should consider scrapping the cost per impression or CPC campaign. But if you have a much better return on investment for the cost per impression or cost per click campaign, you should probably negotiate a different cost per action amount or reconsider the CPA campaign. If some of your products or services do better with one campaign type and others with another type, you can diversify your advertising methods.
(Note: We are hiring from the entire state, not just one city or region.)Your future is calling….Answer Now.We’re Convergys, a leader in customer management.  We make our clients’ (Fortune 500 companies) interactions with their customers smarter, more effective, and more profitable.  We’d like to have the exact same effect on your career.Exactly what do we do?  We provide excellent customer service on behalf of our clients.  Instead of working in a traditional call center environment, our Convergys Anywhere program hires sales & service agents who work from home.  For example, when you call the customer service department for your cell phone or cable provider, you just might be talking to a Convergys home based customer service & sales agent – answering that call on behalf of one of our clients.  These calls might involve billing questions, changes or cancellation of services, inquiries on the status of an order, troubleshooting services etc.  Why Convergys Anywhere?We offer paid training and employee benefits too!  You can save a lot of money and time, and often times have less stress, when you work from home.  There is no gas to purchase, windshields to scrape in the winter and bad weather to drive through, clothes to purchase or dry clean, and no lunches, coffee or snacks to purchase daily.Where Are We Hiring? We are currently hiring in 35 states (see full list of locations on our website).This particular job requisition is only for (Tennessee residents).  If you are not physically residing in Tennessee, please do not apply to this requisition.  Please visit our website and apply to the appropriate state requisition. We have three types of work at home positions that we hire for regularly:  Sales & Service, Customer service and Technical Support Representatives.  Every position we have is centered around providing excellent Customer Service and some positions are more sales or technically focused.  Your answers to the questions during the application process, your qualifications and your experience will all be reviewed as part of the evaluation process to determine which one is the best fit for you.Minimum Requirements/Additional Info:High School Diploma or GED and at least one year of customer service experience (One year of sales experience required if you want to be considered for a Sales position). We need you to have your own PC (less than six years old) and high speed Internet service, both of which will be tested as part of the application process.  You can work from a laptop, but will need to be hard-wired while working. Your monitor will need to be 17” – minimum (capable of 1024 x 768).  A flat panel display is highly recommended, televisions cannot be used as monitors. (External monitors are permitted for laptops with less than 17” screen) A quiet, distraction-free, location in your home to work. A telephone (landline or cell) is required for part of your training and team calls.  This phone is not used receive your incoming work calls; your Internet connection is used for that. An approved headset and flash drive will be required before you start working with us.  They are not required as part of the application process, so please do not purchase them before we extend a job offer to you. A strong candidate will be computer/Internet savvy, comfortable operating in several applications simultaneously. We need you to be a “people person” who enjoys talking and assisting others.  Think about how much you enjoy receiving excellent customer service yourself?  Well, we need you to take pride in providing that same great service to others.We require 7 days/week availability, as customer service is something that is provided by most companies every day of the week. Schedules vary and will be discussed during the interview. Great benefit options include: medical, dental & vision benefits, and 401K.  We also offer attendance based wage increases, performance bonuses, and some programs include sales incentives.     Career Framework Role  Has program required basic skill set to perform routine tasks within simple processes but lacking program/product specific knowledge.  Works with close supervision and clearly defined procedures.  Starting to demonstrate familiarity with client terminology, operating standards and procedures.  Starter without sustained metric performance levels.        Disclaimer   The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel working within this job title. Convergys is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.
BUT, once I read through the material, as we got deeper into the course and the other modules, I began having little lightbulb moments. The material of course got more advanced as we went, and I began to learn new strategies. Even with info that wasn’t necessarily “new”, the course framed it in a way that got me to think about it differently, and for once, I actually felt like I was finding the missing pieces to my affiliate marketing puzzle. As I worked through the course (completing the worksheets), I began to put together an action plan and no joke, for the few weeks after, I kept getting genius ideas (in the shower, mostly) on how to implement affiliate marketing on my blog. Best feeling ever.

This domain can work for people in two ways. One is to get sudden bursts of income by selling a certain product. The second part is selling a service that gives you recurring fees. This course on Affiliate Marketing Strategy for Stable and Recurring Income can be very helpful if your objective is the latter. At 5.5 hours and 56 lectures, this is very extensive and useful for those looking at mastering this subject. This training program is developed by iMarket XL and Max Stryker.
How to Get It: Begin with sites like UserTesting.com, YouEye.com and Userlytics.com. Register with multiple companies for opportunities to test as many websites as possible. Once you're in the system, you'll be emailed when testers are needed, and if you're one of the first to respond, expect to spend 15 to 20 minutes completing the test. Many sites require a microphone and/or webcam, which are built into most laptops—but if you need to buy one, they aren't expensive. The tester sites typically pay within a week or two via PayPal.
Cost per action allows advertisers to control advertising costs for specific marketing objectives, as it is designed to only charge for the ad when a chosen action is completed. With the payment for the ads being based on completed actions, it also gives the advertiser better control of tracking and maximizing the return on investment across different marketing channels. Tracking CPA ensures that you’re investing in the most cost-effective channels as well as helping to gauge the success of various marketing efforts.
There are many differing ways to promote CPA campaigns, some of which involve having your own website, some that don't. The truth is that CPA marketing is really not all that different than other types of marketing. At it's most basic you just have to take some time to consider the product that you are promoting and where you will actually find a market that is interested in either learning more or purchasing a product.

The CPA model is friendly to advertisers because they only pay when a specific action is taken. In most cases, that means that they will only make a payment to merchants after a profitable transaction is completed. In the example above, the $80 payment that Media Temple makes is a large outflow. But if they earn $200 in revenue for every sale, they are guaranteed to see a profit as the net result of any payment.
While most of these companies advertise that you can earn upwards of $18 or so an hour, the reality is that you're not going to make that much once you figure in your gas expenses and wear and tear on your car. Also, work may not always come in consistently. I would recommend doing more than one of these if you really want to make it worth your while.
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