Using Bing Ads to Make 1K Per Day As A Complete Newbie in Internet Marketing

I remember many years ago when I first started my journey as an internet marketer. At the beginning It was exciting to know that I was taking complete control of my life and chasing a dream to be financially independent. But little had I known how difficult it would be to generate a consistent income on the internet, especially with so much hype and misguidance out there.

I never had a clear pathway on the direction to follow so I tried to self-educate myself on several marketing strategies, as clear as daylight it all started with Affiliate Marketing and promoting CPA offers with Pay Per View Traffic Methods.  Because I had absolutely no clue on how to utilize this traffic method properly, it wasn’t long until my first deposit of $1000 into Direct CPV was used up, without making a CPA sale from the budget.

This was only the start of my mistakes because after feeling bad for losing a lot of money to begin with, my frustration carried over to the next method where the same mistakes occurred, except this time at least I did some research first. Youtube videos taught me how I could use 7Search traffic which is a Pay Per Click method and receive very cheap clicks to my Clickbank offers. Since I had no idea on the ideology of intelligent marketing, I believed that getting a ton of cheap clicks would be the key to getting interested people in front of my offers.  Of course I also learnt the hard way that this was a recipe for disaster and it was only burning away money.

A complete year went past and I still hadn’t made a CPA sale. I couldn’t understand why I kept failing at every method. Logically I had it mapped out that in order to get conversions, I needed a good offer and a large volume of traffic to them.  But as I continued to research on different areas it become clear that there was a lot more to it. 

I needed to analyse my competition and see what offers are currently working. Traffic is useless unless it’s super targeted and in order to cook up a successful campaign, I needed to learn how to track everything. I combined all these elements together and it started to make perfect sense.

This time I needed to carry out a strategy and I found a mentor who was making 3K per day using Bing Ads.  Because at this point I had sent myself in a lot of debt from my previous failed attempts, I needed to take up temporary work so I could pay this guy to teach me his strategy.

I become part of a small mastermind where I learnt new skills that helped me rise above the average marketer, and after taking action with my coaching lessons, I eventually made my first Clickbank sale. It was an amazing feeling to finally make money on the internet after so many failed attempts, although I still had much to learn.

Bing Ads traffic is search traffic which is very targeted, meaning that people are searching for specific things or a solution to their problem. The trick was to create three very different style ads and split test them with both search and syndicated traffic from Bing to see which Ad performed the best. Next was to have a tight keyword list of around one thousand niche keywords that people would likely search for in relation to your niche. Following this it would then be a matter of running these ads to see which one would perform best in terms of click through rate as well as the one which provided the best return on investment. Each time the ad is clicked, you are paying for each click so it is essential to use tools for spying on what’s currently working for your competitors so you can take advantage of their winning campaigns. 

All of these actions above would hurt your overall results if other essential methods were left out, including the most important thing which is tracking the results of your campaign. Of course I learned this the hard way when I first started because no one taught me what tracking was and how to do it. As a result my ad spend was significantly high and I could not break down exactly which ad or campaign was giving me sales. However once I learned how to use CPV Lab and Voluum (two tracking platforms) I could break down each campaign to pinpoint the exact ad, keyword that was searched, device used, time of the day and location of where the sale come from. 

Understanding these crucial elements that gel together a successful campaign was what allowed me to go from making a sale here and there to making a consistent 1K per day, which I then easily scaled up to make 2K and all the way up to 3K+ per day just with Bing Ads alone.  Yes I admit that it took time to achieve it, but the main thing was that I was determined to make it work and would always find a way around each dead end. Achieving a consistent income stream online using Bing Ads, whether you’re promoting Affiliate offers or doing CPA is in my opinion one of the most straightforward ways of making money for a newbie as the scaling process involves duplicating a winning campaign into a new Bing Account to maximize return on investment. This is how 1K is turned into 3K+ by utilizing simple strategies to stay ahead of the competition. 

Here’s what solo ad vendors don’t want you to know

If you’ve had any experience with internet marketing, at one point or another you most likely have stumbled on solo ads as a recommended traffic source.

There’s hundreds of sites, forums and Facebook groups with solo ad sellers who offer what seems to be like a decent deal for easy traffic.

However the reality is that solo ads make more money for the sellers than the buyers.

I know this will probably anger a lot of people, but it is the truth.

If you’re serious about your internet marketing business, you cannot rely on solo ads to grow.

Here are the biggest reasons on why you should avoid solo ads as a traffic source:

#1 Low quality leads

The biggest issue of using solo ads as a traffic source is that the quality of the leads is unreliable. When you’re buying solo ads from a vendor, you’re taking on a bit of a gamble.

The reason for this is that you don’t know how the vendor built his list in the first place. Are these people who opted in to get a freebie or are they people who have actually bought something in the first place?

More often than not these are free lists who get slammed with affiliate offers constantly.

Look: it’s no secret that most solo ad sellers have to do regular swaps with other solo ad sellers in order to get new leads as the old ones have been burnt out from all the promotions they’ve been sent.

So before you pay someone to send clicks to your landing page, consider this:

If this vendor’s list was that valuable, why doesn’t he/she keep the list private and make money only from sending people to other offers with his affiliate link?

Now does this mean that all solo ad vendors have low quality leads? Not necessarily. Arguably there are some vendors who offer quality traffic.

However, don’t be mistaken. Such folks are the exception, not the rule. Most solo ad sellers follow the churn-and-burn model of list building which means that they care more about making a quick buck rather than building a relationship with that list.

#2 Limited targeting options

There aren’t that many variables that you can track and test with solo ads. As far as targeting options go, you’re pretty much stuck with choosing a vendor and choosing what the copy on your solo ad is going to be… and that’s it.

Not a whole lot of options, right?

But you don’t have to stick with solo ads. There are traffic sources out there which give you much more flexibility as far as targeting goes.

For example, there is one traffic source in particular which allows you to target prospects by things such as which websites they visit and which search keywords they use on a daily basis. Having these options at your disposal, you can make your offer much more targeted than you could ever do with solo ads. And as we know, the better the targeting, the higher the conversions.

#3 Expensive

Solo ads might seem like a cheap traffic option with prices ranging anywhere from $20 to $70 and more for 100 clicks.

However, once you start testing things, you will soon find out that you’ve spent more money weeding out the bad vendors rather than getting clicks to your page.

Another downside is that not all vendors follow the 100 minimum clicks standard. Some will do business with you only if you buy 200, 500 or 1000 clicks from them, which means that you’ll have to pay more to just test things out.

You know how shoe manufacturers make cheap shoes that you have to replace every year instead of making a more expensive pair that lasts for a long time? That’s the same trick with solo ads.

It might seem cheap to go with solo ads in the beginning but you will soon find out that you could have seen better ROI if you stuck with a more reliable traffic source from the get-go.

#4 Not scalable

Let’s assume for a second that you’ve somehow found one or two reliable solo ad sellers.

You buy a couple hundred clicks, you tweak your funnel and perhaps you even make a sale or two.

“What’s the next step?” You might wonder.

Sadly, there isn’t one.

While you could buy more clicks from these vendors, your growth is pretty much capped by their list size and whether they’ve sent another offer to their list the same day.

Put simply, there is no way to scale your business quickly with solo ads only.

Sure you can bring in some leads. But you’ll never be able to scale it up to the point where you’ve got 1000 new leads coming in consistently each day. The volume simply isn’t there.

Because of this, solo ads aren’t a guaranteed way to grow your internet marketing business.

Are solo ads categorically bad? Well, I still use solo ads sometimes to split test a landing page with cold traffic.

But for growing an internet marketing business fast, you better start looking at other sources of traffic.

If solo ads suck, what else is there?

Look, I know how you must be feeling right now.

You were told that “solo ads are the way to go” and now you’ve seen evidence that points to the contrary.

I felt the same way when I discovered how unreliable solo ads were.

It took me a couple thousand dollars before I realized that perhaps solos weren’t as trumped up as they were made to be.

Of course the real breakthrough was when I started looking at other traffic sources, Facebook being one of them.

Make no mistake, I still had to spend money and time learning each platform, its quirks, what was allowed, what worked best and so on.

But after I had spent over $40,000 testing this kind of traffic, I had finally cracked the Facebook code. Not only did I learn how to make this source of traffic work, I also had the perfect landers, the best targeting and the perfect sales pages and email autoresponders which I paid a top-notch copywriter close to $6000 to write them for me.

In a nutshell, I had knowledge based on real data + an entire battle-tested funnel that I could deploy any time and see a return on my investment.

If you have been struggling trying to make your business work with solo ads, you now know why your attempts haven’t been as successful as they should have been.

Like I said in the beginning of this article, solo ads on average make more money for those who sell them than those who buy them.

OK, but the real question still stands: what traffic source should you use?

And even if you knew, have you got the time, money and patience to go through the steep learning curve that most traffic platforms have?

If you’re truly committed to success, I would like to give you something that I would have killed for when I was just getting started.

I’m offering a free 45 minute strategy session for those who know that the fastest way to accelerate your growth, in any area of life, is by following a proven model.

That’s exactly what I’ll be revealing in this call: my best traffic sources, my stats, my landers, winning campaigns, sales copy and every part of a winning funnel which you can simply just copy instead of going the route of expensive trial-and-error.

Lastly, I promise you that you won’t hear the same rehashed info that everybody and his dog is parroting on “insider” forums and chatrooms. Unlike others, my methods are a bit unconventional and I actually do what I preach – which is also how I managed to get myself on the Top 10 Affiliates Leaderboard for Digital Altitude.

If you’re sick and tired of wasting money on ads and traffic that doesn’t convert then schedule your free 45 minute strategy session with me and I will show you how much easier (and fun!) internet marketing can be if you follow a proven blueprint.

6 Important Reasons You Aren’t Converting on Your Affiliate Offers

In my beginning stages of online marketing I first started as an affiliate marketer and have been successfully promoting them since 2012. I’ve done a lot of testing on what does and doesn’t work,  in fact, I have won several different affiliate contests not because I’ve promoted affiliate links but because I actually took time to implement the 6 steps that I am going to share with you today.

If you’re also promoting affiliate offers and you want to make more sales or just make your very first sale, then this article is meant for you! So please be sure to read this!

I see affiliate marketers all over Facebook & Social Media who are just promoting their affiliate links and from the outside looking in, those links just don’t move the needle for me.  Therefore, if you are in the same boat and you can’t successfully answer these 5 questions below then that’s probably the reason why you aren’t having success promoting your affiliate offers. 

Generally speaking, most people will want to know the following items before they make a buying decision:

  1. Do you actually own the product?
  2. Have you actually gone through the entire training of the product you are promoting?
  3. What exactly am I getting when I buy this product?  Meaning, what’s behind the door?
  4. Can I see the results you have gotten?
  5. How exactly will his help me in my own business?

Most affiliate marketers are leaving money on the table if they can’t answer the questions above and this is the majority of the reason as to why they aren’t getting any sales. 

In fact, I see marketers everyday promoting on Facebook their offers and they honestly have no clue what they are really promoting.

All they are looking for is a quick buck.

In This Article I’ll Share With You The 6 Most Profitable Steps To Converting Your Affiliate Offers That I Have Used For My Business. 

1. Buy The Product:  Before you venture out to promote any affiliate offer, actually buy the product yourself. This will make more sense as we go through the additional steps, but owning the actual product is a MUST when it comes to promoting to an audience.

2. Go Through The Product Tutorials: Nothing worse than promoting a product to an audience, especially one that knows who you are through the brand you have built, and the product be crap. That all goes back on you. So it’s important to actually go through it yourself and make sure it’s something you want to tie your name too.

Trust me on this…..I have bought products in the past from people I knew and they were horrible. So much so I would go back to the person who promoted it and ask, “did you actually look at this product you were promoting because it’s horrible!” 9 times out of 10 they would tell me know…..they just “heard” it was good.

Don’t do that! Buy the dang product and actually go through it.

3. Review The Product: Okay this step and the next few are the steps that are going to help you make more sales. I see most affiliates just promote their affiliate links with no additional effort.

They take their link, slap it up on Social Media and hope for the best or take their link, promote to their list and hope for the best.

Doesn’t work anymore. People today are bombarded with offers all day long via Social Media and their email inbox.

So one of the things that I do when promoting affiliate offers is we give our audience a tour via a screen sharing video on exactly what they will get when they purchase XYZ product.

For example: If I were an affiliate of a product which I recommend for example, Social Media Branding Academy, I would start a screen share video via Screenflow and take the viewer on a tour of the back office of Social Media Branding Academy, module by module.

If I was promoting an affiliate offer that was a software program, like Ad Espresso (which btw…is amazing!) I would start a screen share video via Screenflow and show the viewer how to use the program and show the power of the program when it comes to creating Facebook Ads.

Heck, I’d have actually done that and I showed the audience how to actually use Ad Espresso and the benefits.

This is a powerful step that if most affiliates would just take the time to do, they would absolutely see an increase in their conversions.

4. Share Your Results: Okay now that you have bought the product, you are using it, you should definitely share your results or your experience with the product. This will build trust with your audience and again I would use screen shots or a screen share video to share those results.

Take time to show the power of what you are promoting and if you don’t get results with the affiliate product….well I wouldn’t take the time to promote it.

As I said before your name is going to be tied to the recommendation and you don’t want to promote something that’s not quality.

That’s a quick way to ruin your brand.

5. Share Why Your Audience Should Buy: Your audience up until now has seen what you think of the product and they hopefully have seen your results or what it has done for your business.

Now it’s time to share why they should also get the product.

An example would be: If you are struggling to create Facebook Ads that convert or you are struggling with the optimization process of Facebook Ads, then this program is a must. Ad Espresso takes all the guess work out of optimization because it automatically optimizes for you. It also saves you time by creating multiple ad variations from just one ad, that will only take you 5 minutes to set up. Finally if you are tired of losing money on Facebook then this program is a must have as it will actually save you a ton of money that you now won’t be wasting on an audience that clearly is not converting for you. Now you will know exactly who that audience is because of Ad Espresso.

Talk to your audience here and identify what their pain is and why they would need your affiliate offer as this will be the solution to no more pain.

6. Promote. All these steps are great and if you want more conversions on your affiliate offers then definitely implement these steps, but without an audience to promote too you won’t get many sales.

So in your final step make sure you promote to your list your screen share video, if you have a list.

Other options would be to do paid advertising to promote the screen share video you created.

For example I would go to my Fan Page and create a status update like this:

“Hey there! I just put a quick video together on a really helpful tool called Ad Espresso. Inside this video I will walk you through exactly what you will get and how it can help you put your Facebook ads on steroids. Which means more conversions, less time and less money out of your pocket, yet more as I said earlier more conversions which means more sales!

I started using Ad Espresso over a year ago and I have to tell you it has saved us a ton of time and money. I now have all of my ads optimized automatically and no longer waste money on audiences that don’t convert because of Ad Espresso as I now know who that audience is.

Check out my video here.”

Then I would upload the video or send them to a blog post where the video is. Have a call to action in the video to get more information or buy at the end.

Once that’s all done I would promote that status update via paid Facebook advertising.

Simple as that!  I hope this helps!