It looks like making money from PPV is a bit more difficult right now. Many people have been saying to me recently that they think that the quality of LeadImpact seems to be getting worse, and I completely agree with. Not only has the quality been bad, but it’s also getting more difficult to get your campaigns approved. I created 10 campaigns a few days ago and all of them got disapproved because my target list included keyword variations.
We had been getting traffic from variations like keyword, keyword.c, keyword.co, and so on, but they don’t accept these variations anymore. They claim that these combinations don’t hold any value and don’t generate traffic. I don’t understand why they don’t just disapprove those keywords they don’t want and accept the rest, as my time is just wasted on submitting campaigns again. If you don’t know what and why these variations are important, read my previous post here.
These were mainly what I made money from for a long time. Because most people usually bid on only the main domain like keyword.com, this makes the bid price for the main target higher than it should be, while the variations are usually much lower. I mostly bid on my variations at the lowest price with no competitors.
But now we can’t do that anymore in LeadImpact.
There are many PPV traffic networks we can make money from. My favorite ones are TrafficVance and 50onRed. From my statistics, the traffic quality from these two sources are better than what we get from LeadImpact, although the traffic volume from LeadImpact is much better.
The minimum deposits for TrafficVance and 50onRed are $1,000 and $500 respectively. Furthermore, it seems like TrafficVance is easier to get in for international players. You might need to deposit more ($5000) than US citizens, but it’s worth the money.
We can still make money from LeadImpact as well, but not the same as we did before. I usually test my campaigns on LeadImpact first and use other traffic sources to scale up, but the game has changed. Since I can’t get traffic from the keyword combinations in LeadImpact, there is nothing different to other traffic sources. So why should I test my traffic there if the other two sources have better quality? It just becomes a source I use for scaling. I’ve now started buying traffic from TrafficVance when I test a new market, with 50onRed second and LeadImpact last.
More good news is that the variations are still in TrafficVance and 50onRed.
Yup! We can avoid the crazy bid price of the main domain by getting traffic from the variations in these two awesome sources. And although the number of variations may be less than what we did in LeadImpact, it still works!
Actually, this is the same method I have been using with PPV for a long time – I just change the order of traffic sources when I test my campaigns. Offers and traffic sources may come and go, but the system is still the same. If you know the fundamentals, you can make money from any means. It’s like fishing. If people give you a fish, you can eat it once. But if you know how to catch a fish, you can catch and eat one any time.
Although I can’t bid on keyword variations in LeadImpact, it’s surprising to see that my overall profit is still increasing. It doesn’t matter how difficult it’s getting. There are so many other opportunities that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily a disaster.
Moreover, there are new upcoming PPV traffic networks we should try. There are not only the major three traffic networks that work; there are also other sources we can make money from. I’m currently testing the traffic from RevenueHits and Rapsio but haven’t seen many results yet. I’ll test more and let you guys know soon.
To sum up, PPV still works but it’s getting a bit more difficult than before. If the LeadImpact approval process is annoying you, then try other traffic sources like TrafficVance and 50onRed. Remember that the real super affiliate will never fail simply because they have one or two problems. Keep going pals!
Bank has been working in the affiliate marketing industry since he was an undergrad in 2008. His favorite traffic source is PPV (Pay-Per-View). In 2013, he started sharing his journey on this blog AlcheBank.com and developed AffLanders.com to help people create PPV landing pages.