With so many different options for website monetization and affiliate revenue in the world today, it’s always important to expand your reach and look at any new opportunities that may become available. This is especially true when working with affiliate networks and staying up to date on the latest offers within your industry and also making sure you are getting the highest payouts at all times. At the same time, it’s not just about finding the right offers and payouts, it’s also about finding a network that you can trust and has a reputation and long standing history.
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Adsterra is one such advertising network that continues to make a name for itself in the online marketing and lead generation space. With already a few years of success under their belts, they’ve been able to generate millions of dollars for both affiliate marketers, bloggers, site owners and of course their valued clients and advertisers.
To learn more about Adsterra and how you can start generating more revenue with their network, let’s take a deeper look in their marketplace and business opportunity.
Adsterra Offers Premium International Advertising Opportunities
Years ago, if you were in the affiliate marketing and lead generation space, it was ok if you were only focusing your efforts on local audiences within your own country. Now, it’s all about global reach and scaling out campaigns as much as possible. This is where Adsterra brings real value to both advertisers and publishers on their network.
As the online world of lead generation and online marketing continues to change, so do the way affiliate network work with different traffic sources, partners and advertisers. Instead of just focusing on ‘affiliate marketing’, Adsterra likes to consider themselves a “leading digital advertising company,” as they are now focused on performance-based marketing on many different levels. By working with partners throughout the world, Adsterra has over 190 geographic audiences and site partners delivering over 10 billion impressions and more than six million leads per month — this is collectively from their 20,000 successful campaigns run across all verticals.
Whether you join Adsterra as a publisher or as an affiliate, you will be assigned an account manager to help with any development, support or growth issues you might have. This type of support is free and provided by Adsterra to offer an extra added bonus to their site partners when other networks and platforms might be lacking in these areas.
In addition to the personal support each publisher and advertisers gets, they will also have access to optimized conversion tracking and real-time stats from right within their members account area.
Finding the Right Ad Format for Your Site
When it comes to on-site monetization or creating an effective ad campaign for your business, it’s important to make sure you always have the right ad placement sizes and formats available. It’s not just about the size of your creative and ad copy, it’s also about when, where and how they are displayed as well.
Once again, this is an area where Adsterra exceeds over the competition as they have a variety of ad formats to choose from, both available on desktop and mobile devices.
When creating a campaign for your account or looking to monetize ad space on your site, it’s important to go with traditional sizes like the 468×60, 728×90 and 320×50’s, as these are the classic Google Adsense alternative sizes. However, Adsterra also offers much larger sizes as well, such as 880×400 rectangles or even half-height 160×300 skyscraper banner ads. As seen in the screenshot above, site partners will also have access to popunders, interstitials, direct links and video banners. To maximize results, it’s recommended to test as many different ad sizes as possible.
As mobile usage continues to rise around the world, it would be a huge mistake to not take advantage of the mobile reach and advertising options that Adsterra also has in place. Mobile-friendly advertising options include a range of banners, popunders, and interstitials, as well as more mobile-specific formats like the sticky footer and push-up ads. Your audience is already using their mobile device to access your site and see ads across the internet, why aren’t you?
One of the most complicated parts of making money with a website or blog is trying to find the right advertisements to place on your site. This is easily solved when using Adsterra as your monetization partner, as they will look at the content on your site and match it along with some of the best performing ads within their network. This allows for the best optimization on all sides of the equation.
To start serving ads from the network, all you need to do is log into your account, select your site and placement size, then place the ad code right onto your site. Adsterra will start serving ads and provide you with real-time stats in the process.
At the same time, Adsterra is also fully dedicated to their site partners and advertisers by making sure on the highest of quality in each are available on the network. All domains and website submit to Adsterra are manually approved by the admin team, which is also then followed up with a welcome email and introduction to their account manager. Everything is in place to make the monetization and setup process as seamless and profitable as possible.
When working with any ad network, it’s always good to know a few clients who they are also working with. Notable partners who work with AdsTerra include AliExpress, StarGames, and Matomy Media Group.
Adsterra Shares their Expertise and Monetization Tips
When trying to improve your business and move past the competition, it’s always recommended to try and learn as much as you possibly can. In addition to having access to your own account manager, Adsterra also has some great information, resources, and guides available on their blog as well.
No matter if you are completely new to the world of online marketing, or a veteran who is still looking to stay up to date on the latest trends — the Adsterra blog has a wide range of topics to help grow your business, reach and exposure in the process. Some of the most recent content on their site include:
- Why are backlinks so important for your traffic?
- How to promote your browser extension via SSP
- What to choose? Popunders vs. banners
- What is fake traffic?
- 6 digital advertising mistakes to avoid in 2017
Be sure to check out all of the content on their site to see how some of the top marketers and brands are using Adsterra and advanced traffic methods to increase revenue and sales for their sites.
AdsTerra… Coming to a Conference Near You!
It’s one thing to work with an ad network and be able to connect with them via the internet, email, and chat — it’s another to actually get to meet with them in person. This is something Adsterra puts a big priority on, as they want to be a familiar face in the world of online marketing. Adsterra will be at PostBack in Seattle, Washington during July, and of course, will be attending Affiliate Summit East in New York City at the end of July.
In addition to the many events coming up in just the next few weeks and months, Adsterra will also be making the rounds to Ad:Tech in New Delhi, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas, Affiliate World Asia in Bangkok, The European Summit in Prague, and Webmaster Access in Amsterdam.
With so many different events and conferences taking place around the world today, this leaves for the perfect opportunity for you and your team to connect with Adsterra in person.
Get Started with Adsterra Today
Now that you’ve seen what’s possible by working alongside Adsterra, it’s time to put everything into motion.
The first thing you need to do is apply to their site and get your account approved. Once this is done, you can start running campaigns across your network of sites and run their best CPM, CPA, CPC, CPL, and CPI campaigns they have to offer. Don’t forget, not matter what type of ads you are running on their site, their platform will make sure your earnings are optimized as much as possible.
Payments are sent out to affiliates on a Net-15 basis and through a wide range of methods — including Bitcoin, Paxum, PayPal and WebMoney. Adsterra also offers a 5% commission from all the revenue generated by any publishers you refer to the network.
Long Term Blogging Success: Co-Creation Not Manipulation
Every blogger who succeeds over the long haul did so through co-creation.
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Two blogger met. Two people make friends. Both friends help each other out, for a co-creation, and see greater success due to the co-creation.
I have seen this happen so much in my blogging life over the past 10 years. I befriended Zac many years ago. He invited me to guest post on Blogging Tips. Years later, all the co-creating I did through 800 plus guest posts helped:
- increase my blog traffic
- increase my blogging profits
- increase my DA
- increase my brand exposure
Think about it guys; all top bloggers make friends with other bloggers, both parties help each other, and we all win. You win, I win, and our fellow bloggers win.
You will never create long-term blogging success by trying to manipulate people through fear, smoke, mirrors and other silly tactics, because doing so is like building your blogging business on a house of cards. Even the smallest breeze of resistance knocks down the cards, and your blogging business with it. Bad idea.
What do I mean by manipulation? Imagine you write a blog post filled with bold promises of how to make 6 figures a year, telling bloggers you know the way. You share no specific strategies for making 6 figures. Nope. But you do make big, hyped up claims, filling the 1000 word post with some hefty, silly promises. What are you trying to do? Manipulate humans into following your blog, buying your stuff and giving you money. Your intent is to use fear, greed and desperation to GET money from people. Using fear manipulates people into doing what they do not want to do, for a temporary income boost, for you. But again, imagine a house of cards. A barely detectable breeze knocks down the house, and a seemingly tiny detail knocks down and destroys your blogging business.
When I was a new blogger a LONG time ago, one blogger who claimed to be a 6 figure earner admitted he was lying. He disappeared instantly. His blogging business died because he lied about making 6 figures, because he wanted to manipulate people into giving him money.
Co-Creating Benefits All over the Long Haul
If you guest post on other blogs, you and fellow bloggers create helpful content that promotes lasting success. Imagine building a house on a rock solid foundation, on a granite mountain. Wow! That is a serious foundation. Nothing moves that home. Even a decent earthquake barely makes the house shake. This is what it’s like to co-create content with fellow bloggers.
You both create something together – through a shared post and shared domain name – that is good, and leads to something good and beneficial. Fear and manipulation? No involvement in this process. Love and abundance and service, this is it, and this is why you become successful in building a rock solid foundation, and, in becoming a pro blogger.
How Can You Co-Create?
A few ideas:
- guest post on your blog
- guest post on other blogs
- create joint videos
- create joint podcasts
- create joint business ventures
Ultimately, you can co-create with fellow bloggers in countless ways. Being creative is your only requirement.
Think of how the co-creating benefits all of humanity. Think of all the people you can help through your co-creation. Put people ahead of your immediate needs and also, bring other bloggers on board to see the greatest impact over the long haul.
Be generous, help people, make friends and gain exposure. Build a viable, long term, meaningful blogging business. Observe manipulative, flash in the pan bloggers come and go. I have seen thousands of these types die a quick death, like moths flying too close to the flame-temptation of quick, easy riches.
Co-create to out last virtually everybody else in your blogging niche.
Do You Need to Make a Huge Blogging Shift?
Sometimes, you get bogged down with your blogging routine. Routines feel comfortable, right?
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But blogging is a feeling game like life is a feeling game. All flows based on your emotions. If you feel really good – first – then you take good feeling blogging actions and over time, with patience and trust, see good feeling blogging results.
Unfortunately, most humans give almost zero thought to their emotions before diving in to a blogging routine. Bloggers believe you need to do something or follow a set routine to succeed, to drive traffic, and to make money. Day after day, year after year, most bloggers follow a routine without giving zero thought to how they are feeling, if they enjoy blogging, if they have fun following the routine, and if they feel detached, patient and trusting in the process.
This is the only reason why as of about 7 years ago, 80% of bloggers never made more than $100 during their blogging careers. If 8 out of 10 humans can not make $100 through blogging over 1, 2, 5 or 10 years, 8 out of 10 bloggers clearly give zero thought to their feelings BEFORE blogging. Feel bad, and you see no money. But those 2 out of 10 bloggers who feel really good make lots of money over the long haul.
Maybe it is time to make a shift, guys.
2-3 months ago I made one shift. 1 month ago I made an even bigger shift; quite huge, for me. But what I did differently made almost zero difference. How I chose to feel marked the big shift, then, I moved into different blogging actions.
For example, I faced some deep fears, felt the fears, and instantly, after feeling pretty crappy for a short time, I felt better and better. Choosing to face fear, clear it, and feel better, helped me see things clearly. I tired of my blogging schedule, my social sharing groups, blog commenting and heavy cross promotion. In truth, I hated it. I did have some fun with each for a while but the passion long left me. Since how you feel before and while you blog means everything, my mindset-feeling shift told me I’d have so much fun guest posting. So as of about 3-4 weeks ago – maybe less – all I do is guest posting because I have fun guest posting and guest posting comes easily to me.
Making the shift involved facing deep fears of failure, loss and struggle. I had to feel the fear of letting go lifeless activities for me – at the time – to clear out the fear, and properly release these strategies, and to move forward so I could feel good, then, decide what blogging actions would feel fun and easy and enjoyable to me.
All shifts happen emotionally first, by your choice. After feeling some muck and then feeling better, you clearly and intuitively feel through the next fun-feeling, enjoyable step.
What About You?
Do you need to make any shifts with your blogging campaign? Or do you need to make one big, sweeping, all-encompassing shift?
Getting caught up in blogging routines feels comfortable, familiar and safe, sometimes. But do you feel good before you begin the routine? Do you feel good working the routine? Do you feel detached, relaxed, trusting and like you are cared for, and prospering, while following your blogging routine?
Be honest to make a necessary shift. If you love following your routine, cool. Proceed. But most humans are taught – me included – to follow some routine (no matter how you feel) to get something, specifically money, so you can avoid failure, struggle, poverty, going hungry, illness, and embarrassment. This is exactly why most humans work jobs. Follow a routine to get money even if you feel really bad or terrible following the work-routine; aka, even if you hate your job and it feels lifeless, or soul-less.
May be time for a big shift guys.
Why Comedians Teach You a Powerful Blogging Lesson
Last night I saw a funny comedian perform in Atlantic City.
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Chris Delia charmed the audience with his silly, somewhat absurd, level of humor.
He also explained how comedians need thick skin to become successful. Humor is a very personal, subjective topic. Some people find some comedians hysterical but never laugh at other comedians. As you imagine, bombing feels terrible to most comedians. At least until they develop a thick skin.
I once read how Kevin Hart often waited until 1 AM to work an open mic. Sometimes he waited until 1 AM and the place closed down so he never got the chance to do his set. Imagine how thick-skinned you need to be to not let that bother you? Is it any wonder why he is now worth $150 million? He became immune to criticism, failure and rejection. As a matter of fact, after developing a thick skin, he likely did not see criticism, failure or rejection.
All those evenings of 1 AM sets in front of 1-2 lifeless people or all those nights of being told to go home at 1 AM after waiting for hours to do his act purged the fear of criticism, failure and rejection from his being. Void of these fears, he rose up to being one of the most famous, wealthy and powerful comedians on earth.
Bloggers Need Thick Skin
I once promoted a course to the tune of 8000 page views before I sold one copy. Did I quit promoting the course? No. I developed a thick skin during the process. I did not see 8000 rejections. I only saw meeting and helping more human beings through my blog. Even during moments when I felt like giving up I trusted in myself and believed in the blogging process. Quitting and failure were no options for me. But in the same vein, I needed to be thick skinned to see through criticism, rejection and failure.
I needed to be aware of opportunity amid the appearance of nobody reading my blog. Toss in being patient and persistent in helping folks during my most trying times and you have a pretty thick-skinned individual.
Do Not Care What People Think
Chris Delia shared how he could care less what people thought about him. He dressed down a few hecklers during the show.
Comedians succeed because they care less about what people think of their acts; being heckled, ignored or criticized had nothing to do with their belief in self and their belief in their comedic style.
As a blogger, give no thought to what people think of you. Guess what? You cannot control your reputation. No matter how long and hard you work in life to maintain a positive reputation, you can never physically control what people think of you. I am largely a nice guy 99.99% of the time yet some people genuinely hate me. I cannot control their demons. Plus I know we see the world as we see ourselves so if someone hates themselves I cannot do anything about that self-loathing.
Focus on yourself. Focus on what you think about yourself because this is the only thing that matters. Being comfortable in your own skin aligns you with loving, loyal followers who appreciate you for who you are. Let go everybody else. Critics form an energetic yoke if you care about their thoughts but dissolve into thin air when you could care less about what they think of you.
Bloggers become successful because these few folks who have thick skins shine brightly in a world of thin-skinned bloggers who fear criticism, judgment and rejection. The few who step it up do wonders because we all want a piece of free spirits who march to the beat of their own drum without caring what people think, say or do, in response or reaction to them simply being themselves.
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