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How I Went From -$2000 To $26,424.42 In 2 Months

First off, I want to make it clear that this post is NOT to show off, but to impress you on what’s possible with internet marketing. It’s basically a review on how I went from a really messed up year, to my first pot of gold in affiliate marketing. This is a post on How I Went From -$2000 To $26,424.42 in 2 Months!

How I made $26,424.42 in 2 months

I started my affiliate marketing career from PPV. Back at that time I was really new and I had no idea which PPV network to run with. There were 5 major PPV networks and each of them would require at least $200 initial deposit before I can run campaigns with them. On and off I had invested in about $2000 (that’s Rm6000+) with -80% ROI… I tried almost every verticals – Insurance, Email submits, Business opportunity, lead capturing… all of them failed miserably.

I was really frustrated at that time and my bank account was left with only 3 figures for me to run paid advertising. I knew I have to do something really “different” or else I would need to look for a 9-5 job. So I started out doing research on dating, and I knew Facebook is the traffic source that can give me the quality and demographic I want.

I’ve always been a guy who emphasizes on doing things differently – blue ocean strategy. Therefore instead of the top dating offers out there, I went ahead to contact my affiliate manager from Adsimilis – Eleah, and asked for dating offers that are less competitive. This time, I’ve done my own due diligence, prepared an angle, and launched my campaigns on Facebook – direct linking!

I know many of you wouldn’t believe that but from just a simple direct linking offer, I started to see money rolling in. I then duplicated the exact campaign into different countries, allowing them to run on auto pilot. I finally realized that even when I party outside, I can still make money online. It’s something that everyone dreams about!

Two months later, the offers were being pulled from the network and my campaigns died out just like that. I did, however, rake in a total sum of $26,424.42 (Rm80,000) in just a period of 2 months with net profit of $10,000. Ever since, I know that affiliate marketing does work and it will be my career for the next couple of years.

Make Money OnlineEveryone in this business does make the same mistake that when they hit their first profitable campaign, they tend to be too comfortable and did not milk it while it lasted. This is a mistake that I made and I urge you not to do the same because I could have made more than $20k by rolling in landing pages, and scaling this campaign.

Again, I do not mean to show off to you because there are even more people who could make 6 figures monthly. I am trying to let you know that making money online is not a dream and it is not scam. This shit works! By knowing how the system works and how to market a product online, you too can be the next online millionaire.

The purpose of my blog is to educate we Malaysians that internet marketing is lucrative and you should jump into it if you are looking for ways to succeed just like I do. So visit my blog more often and I am sure you’ll learn a lot from it. ;)

 

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  • Eric

    Hi Benjamin,

    Good stuff here. Congrats :)

    So you focus on facebook and never touch PPV anymore? Did you manage to earn money with PPV? I hardly able to make money though.

    And facebook allow dating offers and direct linking? i thought they ban most dating offers there. Or do you use cloaking to make things worked?

    Any help? Thanks.

    • Benjamin Yong

      @Eric

      I stopped PPV and focus fully on Facebook until today. As stated in the post, I lost money on PPV. Just couldn’t make it to work but I am going to start tackling it again. I would say that I’m more advanced and I can play a better game on PPV now.

      Yes Facebook does allow direct linking to dating offers. However not all are allowed though.

      The only way to see if Facebook allows a particular dating offer would be going to http://mywot.com and check the site rating. Those that are being flagged as red are definitely a big no no to run.

      And yes I do cloak on some of my campaigns.

  • Eric

    Thanks for sharing :) I lost a lot of money on PPV, then switch to Mobile (which i earn more money than PPV, but always can’t break even), now i back with PPV still lose money.

    Probably I should consider FB. Others also recommended me that last time. Aiks!

    Do you use Dan’s cloaking? It’s a bit expensive,do you have a cheaper option that works with facebook? Thanks.

    • Benjamin Yong

      Hit me up on email on the cloaking. I have much cheaper alternative for you and I have been using that since last year.

      It works like a charm until today. :)

  • Eric

    Just sent you an email via contact us page :)

  • Yap Kian Hong

    interested to learn from you. pls drop me an email. btw how much do u charge?

  • yoges

    Nice sharing benjamin….

    I also would like know regarding cheaper alternative cloaking that you recommended.

    regards
    yoges

  • jack

    Please teach us how to make money facebook

  • Jamie

    What is a cheaper alternative for cloaking??

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  • Des

    Top post Benjamin, glad I came across your site today, i am just starting out and am creating a site to track my progress to show people that with hard work and dedication you can make this work. Am i late to the industry? depends on how you look at it, i could whinge and say I should have got in in ’08 or i can start now, plus technology is always changing. Will be using this to help me in my career. Des