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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.

Double Profit for Your PPV Campaign with Keyword Variations!

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.

 

Anyway, the good news is that we are still able to make money from PPV!

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!

Here is how I currently make money from PPV.

  • Research trends and find out what offers are doing great at the moment. Similarweb always helps me do this.
  • Choose 2-3 offers you would like to make money from. You can ask your affiliate manager about this as well. Ask him or her which ones are hot at the moment.
  • Spy more to see how people are promoting those offers. Similarweb and BoxOfAds are good spy tools, especially for PPV campaigns.
  • Clone their campaigns and tweak them to yours. You may adapt others’ landing pages and split test with yours to see which one performs better. Split testing is very important even though you can clone others’ campaigns and make money. Tweaking can help you get better results and stand out from your competitors.
  • Create campaigns on TrafficVance. I will start with a few traffic sources and expand it to other networks when I see that it works.
  • Add 10-20 interested targets (I usually use medium to high traffic volume targets). Don’t waste your money on very well-known websites. They rarely work because visitors who access those sites know what they are looking for and are also rarely interested in popups.
  • Sit back and let those campaigns run.
  • Analyze the data you get.
  • Cut losses and scale up winners using keyword variations. If you have a landing page, check the click-through rate first. If it’s very low, then check whether it’s because of the landing page itself or the target. Sometimes, the CTR is bad because you got too much traffic from bad targets. Remove the losers and let the campaigns run again.
  • Clone your winning campaigns to other traffic sources.

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!

About the Author Bank

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.

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15 comments
Boom says October 6, 2014

Thank you very much Krup P Bank for taking the time to write this article.

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    Bank says October 6, 2014

    Thanks for visiting krub 🙂

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Milan says October 13, 2014

“You might need to deposit more ($5000) than US citizens, but it’s worth the money.” Is this a valid info?
Do we still need a referral to register in TV?

Thanks

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    Bank says October 13, 2014

    Yes it is. I deposit $5,000 when I applied TV 6-7 months ago. I was referred by my AM at A4D.

    Anyway, me friends who just applied TV few week ago can simply register and deposit only $1,000. You gotta try and contact sale rep.

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      Milan says February 23, 2015

      Just got my TV account several days ago 🙂

      Then the problem is coming.. I used LeadImpact in the past, so I can run outside US offers.. But with TV, I just can run US offer (I just have TV US account).

      My I know what big vertical that use ppv traffic right now?
      Because I see everything is mobile currently..

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        Bank says February 23, 2015

        There are many lead generation offers for web traffic you can start with.

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Methos says October 14, 2014

Thanks for that article but i wanna say something maybe help ,,

I just made TV account yesterday and they did’t asked for referral ,and i signed up successfully,

Thanks

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    Bank says October 14, 2014

    Wow congrats man! It’s time to make money! 🙂

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ngolim says October 21, 2014

Hi Bank,

How do you fund your trafficvance account. It seems like do not accepting CC from Malaysia. Do they accept Thai ones?

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    Bank says October 21, 2014

    I do wire transfer.

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Peter from Boxofads.com says October 22, 2014

Hi Bank, thanks for mention about us ( BoxOfads.com) 😉

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    Bank says October 22, 2014

    You’re welcome 🙂

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Peter from Boxofads.com says October 29, 2014

Bank, did you hear about last upgrade for PPV in BoxOfAds :)?

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    Bank says October 29, 2014

    Hmm what’s news?

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Bas says November 13, 2014

You better read how 50onred bidding works because you can add variations but it will only increase your OWN bids up. So read it carefully.

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