Question – Hi Amit its great to read your blog, its even great to read atleast someone in India using cj and making money. Iam having a problem if you could help me please.Its been six months i have been using Commission Junction -CJ but have not make a cent. Would you please help me how do i enable keyword link? What are these SEM policies and if CJ management has expired keyword link then which link do i promote. I don’t own a website and i have even heard by so many people who says that they have wasted lot of money using Adwords. Would u some idea how do make profit with Google Adwords? please reply i been tired of watching this Online Jobs – Diya Wadhvani.
Answer – The questions you have asked are quite simple to answer but needs to be understood carefully because this is what Commission Junction is all about. People have a perception that Making Money Online is a very easy job and try to buy those quick Google money kind of CD’s or Packages with a target to make large amount of money in a short span of time without any hard work and dedication. Let me give you the answers to your questions in a detailed manner within different sets so that you don’t get confused with the answers.
Next you will be shown with a page which has additional details on the Link which you can select and customize. You need to select the Website URL in order to track down the sale from which website or which campaign you are running. Also Check YES for all the following three options.
Encrypt link? Yes
Set link to open a new browser window? Yes
Hide tracking code in link? Yes
Once you do this, you will get the following code in the last box as shown below.
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In the above code, you can find that the original code in the form of – <a href=”Affiliate URL”>Link Title</a>
From the given code you need to find the Affiliate Link which is the first link in the whole code. You can directly start promoting this link and all the sales commissions are tracked because the link has the whole commission information.
Adwords Promotion : Now since you have already found how to find out the correct keyword link for promoting, you need to check out different ways to promote it and get sales. Majorly there are two ways – Free Promotion through Websites/Blogs & Paid Promotion through Pay Per Click Advertisements. From all the different PPC Companies Adwords is known to be the best way because it offers you with the best cost-effective campaigns with the minimum per click cost of 1cent. You need to setup Adwords Advertisement Campaigns by setting up a new account with Google and linking your Credit Card for Payments to the company.
Also make sure that you calculate the costs and make sure that the advertisements are catchy, so that the ad visitors would not only click on your ads but also purchase the products through your links. Here is a small example on how to calculate everything.
If a advertiser is offering you 50$ commission for selling a product of 100$ cost, you need to make sure that you get atleast 1 sale for every 50$ of advertisement money spent. Now if you are setting up the per click cost at 5cents, you can expect 0.05 * 1000 = 50$, ie atleast 1000 visitors to your link. Now if you get atleast 1 sale in every 1000 visitors, you are still in break even point and not getting into any losses, any sale above 1 within these 1000 visitors would mean neat profit for your campaign. If you do the right calculations, setup catchy ad titles and implement correctly there is a lot of money to be made through PPC + Affiliate Marketing.
SEM Policies : The Search Campaign Marketing Policies offers a way to specify the Publishers instructions regarding usage of different keywords in SEM[Search Engine Marketing] Campaigns. In additions to the features of the keyword link, Search Campaign marketing policies give you the ability to reference specific sections of the special terms & conditions. In short this means that certain advertisers would not allow you to advertise a few keywords or key-phrases in your Search Campaigns, hence you need to setup ad titles with different relevant or related content.