The world of internet marketing is incredibly competitive these days. There are a lot of ways to make money out there, that a lot of people are absolutely have no idea when it comes to deciding what is the best route to take. If you want to get into internet marketing and you’re still not sure what is it that you want to do, CPA marketing is definitely something you should consider and CPA marketing is exactly what we will be focusing on in this article.
How To Make Money With CPA Marketing?
Before we get any further into this, let’s first explain what CPA marketing is, as some of you reading this are probably not too sure about that. CPA stands for Cost Per Action and, to put it simply, as an affiliate or a CPA marketer, you get paid when someone clicks on your affiliate link and completes an action. The term “action” is used to describe a wide variety of things, but most commonly it refers to: filling out a survey, signing up for a free trial, signing up for a website and a few other similar things. Once the user completes that action – you get paid. Seems pretty simple, right?
Well, in essence, CPA marketing is pretty simple but there is one ultimate question that every up and coming marketer is asking themselves: How to make money with CPA marketing? While this question requires a somewhat multidimensional answer, in the end, in CPA marketing, just like with any other type of internet marketing everything starts with traffic – getting people to visit your website or blog and click on your affiliate link. CPA marketing is, in many ways, a numbers game, no matter what self proclaimed internet marketing “experts” say – the more people visit your website the more people will click on your link and the more people click on your link, the more conversions there will be. Obtaining and utilizing traffic is what we will be talking about in the next part of this article.
How To Get Traffic To Your Affiliate Links and Make Money?
A steady, solid influx of traffic is the foundation of every successful online business. Where there is no traffic there is no money. Getting people to come to your website and click on your affiliate link is the name of the game – if you are not able to do that, everything else becomes irrelevant. You can have a perfectly designed website, with original high quality content on it, but none of that matters if no one is actually visiting your website. While there are many ways to generate traffic and attract visitors to your website and, in the end, your affiliate link, we will focus on those that are proven, tested, safe and pay off in the long run.
• Keyword Selection and SEO
As you probably already know SEO stands for search engine optimization (the process of getting your website to rank highly in search engines). Before you even start thinking about SEO you first need to pick your niche carefully, explore it, explore your target demographic and after that do keyword research. This means you need to find what is your target demographic looking for. Once you do that you can build your website around those search items – keywords. Your website should have original, high quality articles that attract the visitor to click on your affiliate link – this will hopefully lead to conversions and money.
• Social Media
Everyone talks about using social media to generate traffic these days, but not a lot of people are aware of how powerful it can actually be. Websites like Facebook and Twitter have literally millions of users that are all grouped together. This is what makes it so easy to find your target demographic. Once you do find it, however, you need to be careful about not coming across as a spammer and make sure to add value to these micro communities. Building a powerful social media page and gaining followers and fans is another way to go. If you have a Facebook group with thousands of fans, imagine how much people would visit your website if you shared your link there? All of this is what leads to conversions and money in the CPA business.
YouTube and other video streaming websites can be a powerful source of traffic too. In fact, most people who are into CPA marketing have started out with YouTube. High quality videos focused on micro niches that are properly optimized for YouTube’s search engine are absolutely crucial. For example, you make a video about a certain fix or update for a video game that has a lot of fans, you put a link (obviously, your affiliate link) to a file of that fix so people can download it. Of course, once they click on the link they need to complete an offer to unlock the download. If your video is good enough and if that file is something people desperately need – you can expect conversions and conversions are money.
Final Words Of Motivation
If you want to make money with CPA marketing working hard is a must, but working hard is useless unless you work smart. Focusing on generating traffic and getting people to click on your affiliate link and complete offers means working smart. SEO, keywords, social media, YouTube are just one piece of the puzzle. Experiment, focus, work and learn from your mistakes. That is the only way your business will grow. If you stick to that and start working right now there is no limit to what you can accomplish. If you have questions or comments feel free to ask.