I am 24 years old. I went to school at Illinois State University. Now, I live in Florida.
2. How long have you been in affiliate marketing and how did you get involved?
I started after my freshman year of High School. I was looking for way to make money off websites I was developing. I ended up selling my website to the owner of XY7.com and started working for him. He had me managing that site and portfolios of sites he owns. I did affiliate managing remotely through my sophomore year of High School. I quit when I started college until I realized I needed the money back. Thankfully, I was welcomed back with open arms. Then, I met Chad with PeerFly and I saw a better opportunity.
3. Tell us a little bit about your company and what you do over there?
Peerfly is built on a custom platform, and has been since day one. We are very unique in that. No one had the look and feel that Peerfly had. We have features other networks don’t have. We work in every vertical and handle a wide spread of everything. Our philosophy since day one was that we want to bring everyone in and work with everyone on managed level. Now, we have over 1,200 affiliate offers active; over 20 main verticals; and about to pass 100,000 people to apply to our network. That is a sweet milestone.
4. What are the criteria for a marketer to be accepted at your network? How does your company prevent and handle fraud?
To be a part of Peerfly from a publisher’s stand point, you must be interested in affiliate marketing and possess some strategy to promote our offers. It is also very important to remain honest in your application.
To prevent fraud we require people to upload a copy of their ID to prove they are who they say you are. Hard to sign up and use someones complete infomation and be approved..we don’t let it happen.
5. In your opinion, what are the best places for a new affiliate to learn affiliate marketing? What advice would you give for them?
There are a ton of great resources out there. However, none, in particular, is going to teach you everything you need to know about affiliate marketing. I am still learning, even. Do your research.
www.Warriorforum.com is a good place to start. It provides good information from people who genuinely want to help get others started on their path to success.
www.Google.com is your best friend. There is a ton of information, blogs, and articles to learn from. I also have a bunch of information on my affiliate manager blog as well: http://www.LukePeerFly.com
6. In your experience, what are the three most critical elements of run a successful campaign?
- Tracking- If you’re not tracking all the data you can possibly from the campaign, there is not much you can do. You need to be able to optimize the campaign as much as possible. This starts with tracking.
- Optimization- After you get the data from the campaign you need to be able to use it to improve on your campaign’s results. When it comes to split testing multiple landing pages, you need to track and properly monitor the results of test
- Finding a good traffic source- You cannot properly analyze statistics without good traffic.
To sign up to become part of PeerFly, or learn more about how they can work for you please visit http://www.PeerFly.com.