Everyone has their own set of tools. I’ve been asked quite a bit recently to share my favorite tools.
I will warn you that this is just scratching the surface with what I use on a weekly basis.
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It’s still amazing to me how many performance marketers still don’t use spy tools. Seriously if you take nothing else from this page it’s get a spy tool. A good spy tool will save you countless amounts of money and time by allowing you to see what the entire industry is currently doing.
Got a specific country and carrier combo that you would like to see people running? No problem, just fire up your spy tool and instantly see what is currently happening in the market.
Over the years there have been several spy tools come out on the market, but currently I only recommend one.
Why do I suggest Adplexity above all else? Quite simple it allows you to break down landing pages and offers by: Geo, Carrier, Tracker, Affiliate Network and how long it’s been running. With just these filters a lone you can be brand new to a particular Geo and with the help of Adpleixty be up and running within minutes. It gets even better, if you find a landing page that you like or think is converting well, Adplexity will even allow you to download all the source code and files allowing you to easily clone someone else funnel!
These days if you are not part of a private forum you are missing out on a large portion of cutting edge tips and tricks. Inside private forums people share much more than they do publicly, which is the very reason they are private in the first place.
Inside forums, you’ll find case studies, follow alongs, and advice that can help you get up and running to launch your very first campaign.
The only private forum I am part of at the moment is the AffiliateMediaBuys mastermind. If you are serious about making it in Affiliate Marketing, you need to join a private forum, networking is key.
I’ve had my fair share of dealing with shitty hosting. Many of you are using GoDaddy, Host Gator & other complete garbage shared hosting companies. Yes the hosting is cheap, but everything comes at a price… In this case it comes with slow speeds, utterly useless support & hours of frustration. I personally no longer deal with shared hosting and use dedicated servers or Cloud SSDs.
NameHero is my personal favorite. I run everything from my tracking tools to most of my websites sites on their VPS servers and haven’t had any headache. If you’re looking for a reliable host, with the support that actually understands hosting I would HIGHLY suggest you use NameHero rather than these “$1 hosts”. If you are on a budget and just getting started, I suggest started with either their normal web hosting package or reseller package as they are cheap and reliable. Once you start to generate serious volume then you can swap over to their VPS server.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock… Or work at 90% of large corporations. You’ve heard how important tracking your campaigns is. Most tracking tools just don’t give you all the metrics you need, to make actual optimization decisions. The best part is the majority of companies use only Google Analytics to track and optimize their campaigns….. Great news for us, we can optimize our campaigns 5x what they can.
If you plan on running any web campaign Mobile or Desktop – you better have iMobiTrax. iMobiTrax allows you to track your campaigns with over 40+ KPI’s all in real-time. This allows you to analyze & optimize your campaigns to achieve an ROI others simply dream about. Now as a disclaimer I’m good friends with the owners of iMobiTrax so I may be a little bias. But the best thing about iMobiTrax is YOU own the data. This mean it won’t be shared with your competitors or sold in the future. I may have some trust issues but using a tracker built by the same company you’re buying the traffic from is just idiotic. Shit happens and you need to be protected, to do this I use iMobiTrax.
I recommend these networks to get started with. I’ve ran quite a bit of volume with each of them, and can personally vouch for them.
This is a network that I’ve only recently started testing campaigns on. What I like about it is the fact that they have a awesome interface, that makes it easy to get up and running. There is no waiting on approvals, you can instantly sign up, get approved and have your offer links within minutes. After you generate $50 only then will you have to do paperwork. The other thing that I love about Mobidea is the fact that they have both “normal offers” + a very good smart link, which rotates offers to find the highest EPC for your traffic.
yep Ads is another great network. I’ve been running with them for about 2 years now and they always have quite a few high converting offers. One great thing is they only have a $500 minimum to get paid out, which is great for cash flow.
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