Make Money with Omaha Steaks Affiliate Program

Affiliate Program Review:

Back when I used to send out newsletters from my sites and do permission based email marketing, running an ad offer that was a well known brand, the offer always performed well. The same holds true for search marketing, banners and text. One of the hottest and most consistent offers in the affiliate marketing space is Omaha Steaks. Not only does the offer perform well, but the steaks and their food selection is amazing. I’ve ordered from Omaha Steaks several times, and when you are promoting an offer that you actually use and believe in, it makes the marketing that much easier.

After searching across a bunch of networks, I found Omaha Steaks on HydraMedia and Copeac. During the year I usually come across a couple promotions from Omaha Steaks, depending on the holiday. Right now the landing pages for Omaha Steaks have the current promotions of 61% Off + 6 Free Burgers ($8 cpa) or  59% Off + Free Cheesecake ($11.25-$12.50 cpa). It’s always nice to promote an offer with a discount or added bonus, this one has both.

Lastly, Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away. Would you rather have some nice juicy steaks… or roses and chocolates?! There is an amazing opportunity available for you to promote this offer in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. A purchase from Omaha Steaks for Valentine’s Day is not out of the ordinary… especially when they throw in some free cheesecake. If you visit their landing page below, click to their main page or gift center and you will see they have some Valentine’s Day specials.

Landing Page Screenshot:

Participating Networks:

– HydraMedia (CPA) & COPEAC (CPA)

Commission Rates:

$8.00-$12.50 per Lead

Traffic Allowed: Search, Banners, Text

Related PPC Keywords:

omaha steaks, steaks, steaks online, grilling steak, meat gifts, gourmet steak, filet mignons

(Refer to my Super Affiliate Guide section for pay per click marketing tips. Test this search campaign with Yahoo and receive a $25 credit and/or Start a new campaign with MSN AdCenter & receive a $50 credit.)

Relevant Categories:

Shopping > Food > Meat

This affiliate program review post is part of a new series on this called “CPA Spotlight“. A new affiliate based offer will be reviewed and featured daily. Along with a full offer review, you will receive information on where you can promote the offer, along with payout ranges, traffic promotions and keywords to target your ppc campaigns.

Make Money with Mesothelioma Legal Leads

Affiliate Program Review:
While searching for an exciting campaign to “spotlight” today, I came across a brand new one that you may be able to cash in on! There is a great new Mesothelioma legal lead gen campaign on HydraMedia that collects info from people who have been exposed to asbestos causing mesothelioma or Lung cancer. Why the thought of cancer and being exposed to mesothelioma is horrid, the competition and business for lawyers in this area is tremendous. Whenever someone is effected with mesothelioma, someone is in a lot of trouble and quite often it happens at a work location and they will then need serious medical help. The cover all the medical expenses and seek damages, people will mesothelioma seek out a lawyer quickly to take all necessary actions. These lawsuits can get up into the several millions of dollars.

This new offer on HydraMedia is very straight to the point, with a form submission right on the landing page. This offer can also be promoted through email, banners and search marketing. To top it off, it pays a very high $100 per lead. You can try and promote this offer on ppc using mesothelioma terms, but you will soon find out that you may be paying upwards of $50 PER CLICK. If you did not already know, “mesothelioma” search terms are one of the highest paying around.

ZAC’s GOLDEN TIP: Instead of setting up a ppc campaign and promoting this campaign directly, if you have the time and dedication, I would recommend making a new blog or web site full of mesothelioma information. You can load it up with everything from what the disease is about, how it’s caused, treatments and more. Try to make it relevant and useful, as your visitors are probably ones effected with the disease. Once you have created the content and infrastructure to your site, you can then add Google Adsense and this same CPA offer to your site. Adding a text link with something as simple as “Click here to Contact an Attorney to Discuss Your Claim“, then redirecting to this offer, will greatly increase your conversions. While providing a service, you will earn a commission on every click/lead. In addition, you will soon start receiving free traffic from search engine indexing and others linking to your site.

Landing Page Screenshot:

Participating Networks:
HydraMedia (CPA)

Commission Rates:
$100.00 per Lead

Traffic Allowed: Email, Search, Banners, Text

Related PPC Keywords:
mesothelioma treatment, mesothelioma clinical trial, mesothelioma diagnosis, peritoneal mesothelioma, mesothelioma symptoms, symptoms of mesothelioma, mesothelioma cure
(Refer to my Super Affiliate Guide section for pay per click marketing tips. Test this search campaign with Yahoo and receive a $25 credit and/or Start a new campaign with MSN AdCenter & receive a $50 credit.)

Relevant Categories:
Society > Law > Legal Information > Product Liability > Occupational > Asbestos

This affiliate program review post is part of a new series on this called “CPA Spotlight“. A new affiliate based offer will be reviewed and featured daily. Along with a full offer review, you will receive information on where you can promote the offer, along with payout ranges, traffic promotions and keywords to target your ppc campaigns.

Make Money with Nutrisystem Affiliate Program

Affiliate Program Review:
The new year has still just started, and many are still trying to stick to their new year’s resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions of course, is to lose weight. I don’t think I have ever seen more commercials for Nutrisystem, then I have lately. Luckily for you, Nutrisystem has an affiliate program, which you can earn $65 on each referral. Since this is such a well known company already, all you need is to get some traffic and eyes to see this offer. The Nutrisystem offer is available through RocketProfit and can only be promoted through Email, Banners and Text Links… no search marketing on this one! To further increase your conversions, consumers that join the Nutrisystem Advanced weight loss program receive 2 free weeks of food with paid membership to any 28 day auto-delivery order. Any referred users will also receive a free diet analysis! This offer promotion would do extremely well on a dedicated blog posting if you have experience with Nutrisystem or targeted traffic.

Landing Page Screenshot:

Participating Networks:
RocketProfit (CPA)

Commission Rates:
$65.00 per Sale

Traffic Allowed: Email, Banners, Text (No Search)

Related PPC Keywords:
diet programs, weight loss system, how to lose weight fast, low carb diet, diet plans, low calorie diets, diet plans for men
(Refer to my Super Affiliate Guide section for pay per click marketing tips. Test a search campaign with Yahoo and receive a $25 credit and/or Start a new campaign with MSN AdCenter & receive a $50 credit.)

Relevant Categories:
Shopping > Health > Weight Loss > Programs

This affiliate program review post is part of a new series on this called “CPA Spotlight“. A new affiliate based offer will be reviewed and featured daily. Along with a full offer review, you will receive information on where you can promote the offer, along with payout ranges, traffic promotions and keywords to target your ppc campaigns.

Make Money with QuickBooks

Affiliate Program Review:
Soon it will be crunch time and everyone will need start working on their taxes for the end of the year. April 15th is less than two months away. If you’ve been watching any TV lately, I’m sure you’ve seen the onslaught of tax software commercials and how easy it is for you to do your own taxes. One of the most popular programs out there for doing your taxes, is QuickBooks. HydraMedia has an exclusive offer for you to promote QuickBooks. Earn a $26 commission for every visitor that converts on a free trial sign up that requires a small S&H credit card charge per unique user. Every year millions of people spend money to save their money on taxes, will you be ready this year to provide that service to them?

Landing Page Screenshot:

Participating Networks:
HydraMedia (CPA)

Commission Rates:
$26.00 per Lead

Traffic Allowed: Email, Web, Search, Banners

Related PPC Keywords:
quickbooks, quickbooks pro, business taxes, tax write offs, free quickbooks, quickbooks trial, quickbooks online
(Refer to my Super Affiliate Guide section for pay per click marketing tips. Test this campaign with Yahoo and receive a $25 credit and/or Start a new campaign with MSN AdCenter & receive a $50 credit.)

Relevant Categories:
Business > Business Solutions > Taxes

The Super Affiliate’s Guide to PPC Marketing on Bing AdCenter

In my first “Super Affiliate’s Guide to PPC Marketing“, I went through the process of setting up your ppc campaign using Google Adwords. Today I will show you how to do the same, using Microsoft AdCenter. If you are already advertising on Google Adwords and just relying on them for your traffic, you shouldn’t be. In addition to Google, you should be adding Yahoo and/or MSN to your arsenal. The fact of the matter is, Yahoo and MSN traffic almost always performs better with ppc campaigns… and I’ve heard this from many of the biggest ppc marketers in the industry. Not only will you see better results, but your ppc and acquisition price will probably be much lower, as you are competing against less advertisers than on Google. So Let’s get started!

Step 1: Signup to Microsoft AdCenter
If you are not currently an advertiser with Microsoft Adcenter, simply click here for their quick signup. You will also receive $50 in FREE CLICKS by signing up through this blog. Once you are signed up, we can walk through the process below on how to setup you campaign and have it running.

Step 2: Find Your Offer and Setup a URL Redirect
Your ppc campaign will only be a strong as the actual offer you promote. For this super affiliate guide, I will setup a ppc campaign for the 123InkJets campaign which is currently on NeverBlueAds and pays around $15 per sale. This offer is one of the most consistent performers on many networks and has a brand name for itself as it’s been around for many years now, not to mention everyone needs ink. When choosing an offer to promote, make sure it’s one that performs well with general audiences, then move into niche areas as you gain more experience. (Click here for my step by step process on how to setup your own url redirect)

Now that you have selected an offer, you can make your own landing page to promote the offer, use your affiliate tracking url… or better yet, setup a url redirect. When starting my own campaigns to test performance, I like to setup url redirect. To do this, I simply register a cheap .com address through GoDaddy, then go into my domain settings have the the domain name auto forward to my affiliate url. For this campaign, I purchased SuperCheapInkJets.com, which now redirects to my NeverBlueAds affiliate url. I went through the MSN AdCenter process below as if I was setting up a real campaign for pushing the 123InkJets offer.

Step 3: Setting up Your PPC Campaign
A: Create Campaign:
Once you are logged into your Microsoft AdCenter account, you’ll see a been green button that says “Create Campaign”, click it.

B: Campaign & Ad Group
On the next page you will be asked to fill in a few fields on your campaign you’d like to setup. The main fields are Name and Time Zones. You can set these up accordingly, as they reflect your time and the type of campaign you will be promoting. The campaign name should be the offer name, then the Ad Group name should be named after the landing page or keywords you will use to promote the offer.

C: Creating Your Ads
After setting up your campaign name, you’ll need to create the actual ad copy that will be used to promote your offer. The Ad title is the most important field, as it’s what users will see first. Your Ad Text description should be short, targetted and to the point, while keeping the customer interested. The Display URL is what the customer will see your we site address as, and Destination URL is your actual web site url.

As you fill in your campaign information, to the right of the form fields it will show you what your campaign ad will actually look like. From the information filled in above, this actual ad would look like the following.

GOLDEN TIP: Display & Destination URL
Take a look at the two ad previews below. If you were a customer searching to buy ink jets somewhere, which would you choose. The majority of people would much prefer to click the first as it has a much more appealing web site url, not to mention it says what the actual product is. The ad on the right is simply displaying the affiliate url from NeverBlueAds. You will see MUCH better click amounts and conversions if you play around with the Display URL and use redirects through GoDaddy. (Click here and use coupon code OYH3, to Save $3 off any $6.95 any .com) The small few dollars you spend on a redirect url are nothing compared to the swing in conversions you may see.

D: Choosing Keywords
The next part in setting up your campaign, is to select your keywords. When you first access the keywords page, they show you the form area to the left to enter your own keywords. If you look to the right and click the down arrow button next to “Keyword research tools”, this will open up a new area to help you select more keywords. Using this tool, you can pull keywords based on words or phrases, by searching web sites or by destination urls. After you selected your method for research, click “Find Keywords”, then your suggested keywords will be shown below, which includes estimated impressions by month. Select your desired keywords, then add them to your list using the “Actions” tabs.

E: Set Pricing
The last process of setting up your ad campaign, is to determine your pricing and budget. Based on your keywords selected, MSN AdCenter will give you a “Estimated Spend” number, which is how much you would expect to spend promoting your campaign for a month. This number is usually very high and based on getting your campaign in the top listings. First set your campaign budget amount. More than anything else, this is to make sure you don’t blow your spending dollars if the campaign doesn’t convert as well as you expected, you can also change this figure at any time. The most important field in this area is the “Default bid”, which is the maximum amount you are willing to pay per click. The great feature about this is that every time you put in a different amount, the monthly estimates below will update with new figures. The minimum bid is .05 per click, but I would start a little higher (depending on the offer) when testing a new campaign, then gradually move up or down if it does not convert for you.

F: Review Your Campaign
The final page in the process is simply reviewing everything you have setup. Simply click “Submit” once you have verified all of your campaign settings and landing pages/urls are working. Your campaign will then go live.

GOLDEN TIP: Track Your Campaign!
Now that your campaign is live, you should be tracking it’s performance. MSN AdCenter does not include tracking pixels in your campaign setup, but here is how to set it up. First, when you are at the main MSN AdCenter admin page, click on your campaign name and it will send your to campaign adgroups and settings. Near the top of the page it will show the campaign information section (shown below), click the [Edit] button.

After clicking the edit button you should be sent to the “Change Campaign Setting” page. The second area of this page will say “Track Conversion”, click the boxed area and it will then open up a new area, which will provide you with your tracking pixel. (shown below) Once you have this information, you can go back to your NeverBlueAds contact and have them place the pixel for you. You will then be able to track leads based on keywords and see which ones are costing you money vs. making money.

You should now be setup to run your own ppc campaign through MSN AdCenter. Replicate the process with several different offers and see which work, then focus on them and continually repeat the process. Find just 10 campaigns that make only $10 a day profit, you’d be surprised how fast you can be earning up to $3000 a month profit using this system. For more “Golden Tips” and how to start your own ppc campaign on Google Adwords, please refer to my “Super Affiliate Guide to PPC Marketing“.

If you haven’t already, sign up now to Microsoft AdCenter and get $50 in Free clicks. You can open an account for as little as $5. (Use coupon code shown on signup page)


DISCLAIMER: As much as I would like for everyone who reads this to make money, I’m sure it isn’t possible. This is a disclaimer to state that I have no affiliation with Google Adsense, Yahoo, MSN AdCenter, NeverBlueAds, AffiliateFuel or AzoogleAds, beyond the aspect of being an affiliate and or advertiser. Zac Johnson and ZacJohnson.com are in no way responsible for your actions, gains or losses from ppc marketing after reading this guide. Please feel free to ask or comment with any questions or comments you may have.

One Thing I Learned at Affiliate Summit

I was just recently tagged by Shawn to take part in this “One Thing I Learned at Affiliate Summit” tag post which has been going around for the past week. As an official “Blogger” for the Affiliate Summit East event, this time around I was more motivated to attend as many presentations as possible and meet up with a lot of new people. In addition to speaking in the “Elevator Networking” sessions, I also got to voice my thoughts and opinions on the event a few other times in open mic sessions. Coming back from Affiliate Summit, I am always full of new ideas and motivation, but this time around I would have to say I am most motivated about “blogging” and “ppc marketing“. And here’s why:

BLOGGING:

Even though my blog is only a few months old and gets a decent amount of comments here and there, you really don’t know who some of your visitors are. The Bumpzee widget is super amazing, and shows you an icons of members that logged in and updates when they visit your blog, but not everyone is a member of Bumpzee. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world when I met up with some old friends and they told me they were reading the blog. What was even cooler was hearing this from new people that I was just meeting for the first time, like Jon from WickedFire and Scott Jangro of Bumpzee. Knowing that my blog was being read by so many people within the affiliate marketing community was really great to know, and inspires me to make the blog even bigger and more helpful to others just starting out.

PPC MARKETING:

From past events, I feel that I didn’t get much out of the presentations and speakers. They are usually good topics and the speakers know what they are talking about, but I have been around a while and attended every Affiliate Summit since they started… so it was only so often I heard something new. This time around it was different, and I happen to attend some great presentations and got to meet with some really cool speakers, mainly the guys in the PPC Market. The first speaker that really got me excited was Amit Mehta, and his story on how he is making big bucks in PPC marketing and within such a short period of time. I was also fortunate enough to attend Kris Jones’ presentation, which also went into some great detail on PPC. It’s knowledgeable and giving speakers like these that matter in the industry. After both of their presentations were done, they gladly took time to speak with everyone that stayed after to ask a question or just want to listen in for some good tips.

Since returning back from Affiliate Summit, I have been testing the water of PPC marketing, while working on some new ideas for blog sites and keeping in touch with my new friends. If you weren’t able to attend Affiliate Summit this time around, I stress that you find a way to get there next year!

ZacJohnson.com in Revenue Magazine

Yesterday, I received a package in the mail, and it was five copies of the latest Revenue Magazine. While attending Affiliate Summit last year I entered a contest to win a free classified ad from Revenue Magazine, a $1000 retail value. For almost a year I was thinking what could I possibly advertise in the magazine that would make it worth while. When I was told I won the contest I was thrilled, but ZacJohnson.com wouldn’t come around for another 9 months. I had a year to get my ad copy to Revenue Magazine and I waited just til the end… ZacJohnson.com wasn’t even live yet when I had sent it to them, but I knew it would be by the time the ad went live. (Revenue is an awesome magazine that is growing in circulation very fast and focuses on making money online, mainly through affiliate programs. You can also check my “My Pics” section to see one of my previous interviews with Revenue Magazine)


Here is the actual ad copy that is shown in the latest Revenue Magazine.