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Interview with a Pro Affiliate: Servando Silva

Tonny

Super Contributor
I hired some people who wanted to learn and get a proper salary for their first job. Once trained locally they started working in their home and we just talk via Skype/FB to arrange things.
Lol I joined late here! Anyway I am I've sign-up in your learning program, I've been learning a lot since I join. TY Man, and if you need a tech-guy in the future to partner with, lmk!

Cheers!.
 

meannn

Super Contributor
Hi Servando, what kind of offers you promote thesedays and see best success ? Have you ever tried mobile subscriptions ?
 

servandosilva

Grand Guru
Community Leader
Hi Servando, what kind of offers you promote thesedays and see best success ? Have you ever tried mobile subscriptions ?
I got started with mobile content several years ago. It's one of the first verticals I made money with.

Nowadays we're focused on lead gen offers mostly, within different verticals like sweeps, finance, gambling, etc.
 

Caco

Super Contributor
Hello Servando,

Good to have you here. I have some questions.
  1. Where do you build your landers ? Do you use any software to build them fast and easy (like drag drop landing page builder)? Or do you rip and change things at your own will?
  2. Do you run only mobile offers, or also desktop offers?
  3. Do you host your landing pages in a CDN ? When you have PHP code in your landers, what is the alternative?
  4. Are you also into app promotion? Is the approach very different, comparing it to a lead gen offer for example?
Thanks
 

servandosilva

Grand Guru
Community Leader
Hello Servando,

Good to have you here. I have some questions.
  1. Where do you build your landers ? Do you use any software to build them fast and easy (like drag drop landing page builder)? Or do you rip and change things at your own will?
  2. Do you run only mobile offers, or also desktop offers?
  3. Do you host your landing pages in a CDN ? When you have PHP code in your landers, what is the alternative?
  4. Are you also into app promotion? Is the approach very different, comparing it to a lead gen offer for example?
Thanks

Hi man.

1. I normally rip them and modify them with an HTML editor (someone helps me sometimes).
2. Both
3. No, I host them in vPS close to the location where I'm buying traffic using the guide linked in my signature. This has proven to perform better for me than CDNs, plus I can use SSLs easily.
4. Not much anymore. The approach was similar, it's just there aren't as many apps as it used to a few years ago. Most apps have KPIs now so you need to work on your angles or promote things like games, etc.
 

ajisan

Contributor
What a rare opportunity to ask an expert like you, @servandosilva

My question is, if you have to start over ...
  1. What verticals will you work on?
  2. Which affiliate network will you work with?
  3. What tracker will you use?
  4. On which ad networks will you buy traffic?
  5. And what type of ads will you buy?
 

servandosilva

Grand Guru
Community Leader
What a rare opportunity to ask an expert like you, @servandosilva

My question is, if you have to start over ...
  1. What verticals will you work on?
  2. Which affiliate network will you work with?
  3. What tracker will you use?
  4. On which ad networks will you buy traffic?
  5. And what type of ads will you buy?
Hey!
The questions are definitely interesting and I'm not sure how I'd answer some of them. Assuming I got the knowledge I have now but just starting with a few thousand bucks under my belt.

1. Sweeps, Downloads, Gambling, Mobile Content, Dating
2. Depending on the vertical I'd sign up with 2-3 networks to have a wide variety of offers
3. I'd try to use Voluum as I prefer cloud hosted solutions. If budget was too tight I'd start with Bemob's free plan and then switch.
4. First I'd decide which type of traffic I'd want to run according to my budget. Then I'd ask for the top 2 recommended networks and sign up there not to spread my money into many networks.
5. Starting with pops is the best way to learn, but I'm not sure what I'd choose at this point TBH.
 

Luke

Admin
Staff member
What a rare opportunity to ask an expert like you, @servandosilva

My question is, if you have to start over ...
  1. What verticals will you work on?
  2. Which affiliate network will you work with?
  3. What tracker will you use?
  4. On which ad networks will you buy traffic?
  5. And what type of ads will you buy?
Thanks for bumping this old thread. Definitely worth a read for new members! :D
 

ajisan

Contributor
Hey!
The questions are definitely interesting and I'm not sure how I'd answer some of them. Assuming I got the knowledge I have now but just starting with a few thousand bucks under my belt.

1. Sweeps, Downloads, Gambling, Mobile Content, Dating
2. Depending on the vertical I'd sign up with 2-3 networks to have a wide variety of offers
3. I'd try to use Voluum as I prefer cloud hosted solutions. If budget was too tight I'd start with Bemob's free plan and then switch.
4. First I'd decide which type of traffic I'd want to run according to my budget. Then I'd ask for the top 2 recommended networks and sign up there not to spread my money into many networks.
5. Starting with pops is the best way to learn, but I'm not sure what I'd choose at this point TBH.
For answer number 2.
If i join more than one network, won't it make separate results, so it will take longer to earn money?

I mean like this.
I signed up to affiliate network 1st; they have a minimum payout of $ 100.

Kemuadian affiliate network 2nd; they have a minimum payout of $ 500.

Wouldn't it be easier to focus on one network if my monthly budget was only $ 1000?
 

servandosilva

Grand Guru
Community Leader
For answer number 2.
If i join more than one network, won't it make separate results, so it will take longer to earn money?

I mean like this.
I signed up to affiliate network 1st; they have a minimum payout of $ 100.

Kemuadian affiliate network 2nd; they have a minimum payout of $ 500.

Wouldn't it be easier to focus on one network if my monthly budget was only $ 1000?
True. That's why I think 2 networks is the ideal max.
More than that and you split too thin. If your network has everything you need in terms of offers and vertical, 1 alone could work for sure.

Either that or you start working with networks that offer low payout limits such as $100-200 max.
 

ajisan

Contributor
True. That's why I think 2 networks is the ideal max.
More than that and you split too thin. If your network has everything you need in terms of offers and vertical, 1 alone could work for sure.

Either that or you start working with networks that offer low payout limits such as $100-200 max.
Now it's clear ...
Your answers really helped me.
Thank you @servandosilva 🙏 🙏 (y) (y) (y)
 

servandosilva

Grand Guru
Community Leader
Hi @servandosilva , you said an affiliate should test at least one offer per day. I was wondering if you have a daily routine. What's your typical workday like? How do you prioritize your work?

I appreciate your contributions to the forum, and I'm really enjoying this thread. Thanks!
Yes, at least when you're testing campaigns and haven't found a winner... an offer a day keeps the doctor away? LOL

I dedicate around 60 minutes per day to get a list of good offers, spy, and see if it's being run in the types of traffic I'm running, and then setup a campaign and launch it.

My typical schedule is different every day because I'm not just running CPA offers but also have a ton more online projects I'm working on.

However, I use Toggl track to keep an eye on what I'm working on and also use it as a Pomodoro timer somehow.
 
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