Check Sold Domain Prices

Thinking of selling your domain name? Do you want to know what similar domains have sold for? I just found out about the site

This website lets you type in a keyword and you can see what some similar domains have sold for. This is a great tool to help you analyze what you should be selling your domain for.

There is a lot of money to be made buying and selling domains. You can use a place like flippa to quickly and easily sell or even buy domain names.

This blog post was posted so that I could easily refer back to it. You may see a bunch of small blog posts like this with tiny facts on it. I am just posting them to keep track for myself and to possibly help out others who are just starting out in the internet marketing business on the side.

Diving into PPC & CPA Marketing

PPC-imageOK so today I read a post on Reddit about a guy who has been making a killing with PPC and CPA marketing. He said in the last few years he has had a few months where he has made 6 figures. 6 figures in a month!!! This got me really excited and interested to dive deep into it. He also said he was making more than his 9-5 job within 3 months and quit his job to focus strictly on internet marketing.

Previously I have tried PPC with about a $50 budget and just stopped. I really didn’t know what I was doing. I just got my Adwords credit and had a go. Obviously it did not work out too well or I would be still doing it.

Now this article I read has got my juices flowing and ideas rolling. I want to succeed and I will succeed. I will try to document my journey here at some point so that I can teach others who are doing Internet Marketing on the Side.


PPC Tips and Tricks

I am mainly just writing these all down as notes as I find them and read about them. They may be hard to follow so just ask questions in the comments if you need me to explain them better.

  1. Register for free trial accounts at keywordspy, whatrunswhere and/or adbeat – You can use those to spy on landing pages and see what other affiliates are doing and what is currently working. This will not guarantee you success but at least it will get you started and thinking in the right direction.
  2. Retargeting campaigns usually convert 2-5x better than first touch ads so focus on those where possible.
  3. Sign up with premium affiliate programs like W4, MaxBounty, NeverBlue, MundoMedia
  4. Use to find offers available.
  5. When you find a new offer that looks interesting, consider the type of buyer that’s most likely to respond to it. You can use tools like Alexa or Quantcast to view the offer’s biggest traffic sources.
  6. Visit and/or to see what the competition is using for ads and landing pages.
  7. buy paid traffic from ad networks like facebook, adwords, admob, sitescout, custom audience, etc and send them to the offers. There’s a lot of lead gen offers out there and I mainly focused on insurance lead and EDU lead gen.

Optimizing Your ads

  • Test age range with both male and female. Once you see something that converts go and optimize something else like the day of the week. You can simplify it by testing weekdays vs weekend. Then look at your days and isolate the best days going forward.
  • Major testing factors include: Offer, Ad Copy (Creative), sites/placements
  • minor testing factors include: demographic, psychographic, geo targeting, day of the week, time of day, Ad format (size)

Content Guidelines for Article Writers

pen and paper free imageWhen contacting and hiring freelancers for articles I make them follow specific guidelines so that the articles are well formatted for SEO purposes. After they have submitted the article I proofread it and manually make changes so that they are optimized and formatted correctly.

Here are the guidelines I present to them. These are using 500 word articles that I pay $5 – $10 for:

Title: Best weed wacker to buy online –  should be formatted with H1 tag
I then tell the copywriter that they need to write about the topics listed below and that they should be formatted with H2 tags

  • Best battery powered weed wacker priced from $75 – $200
  • Best electric weed wacker
    • list the features and differences from other versions
  • Best weed wacker for home use
    • list features and difference from other versions.

Typically I like all of my articles to be around 400-500 words. When creating guides I usually shoot for 2500 – 3500 words. I then structure those and break them down as follows. 300 words for the introduction, 300 words for each item (Typically 7-10 items to review). For these larger guides you may need to pay around $50 -$75. I like to find students that are knowledgeable and willing to write high quality content and hire them from a freelance website like odesk.

Set a Goal and Stick to it!

lamborghini aventador

The key to success in Online Marketing is to never give up. In order to push yourself and stay busy you need to set goals with reasonable time frames and try to meet them at all costs. The best way to do this is to think of a large purchase that you would love to have. For me, it is owning a fancy car.

My dream car is an all black Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. I have been doing some research on what I need to accomplish in order to obtain this goal. Surprisingly owning a Lamborghini is not that difficult. If you are lucky you can find a very nice Lamborghini for under $100,000.00. At first this may seem like a lot of money, but once you achieve some sort of success, this is easily obtainable.

Lets start of with the financing part. Say I put 20% down. I would have to finance the other $80,000.00. As long as I have perfect credit, which I currently do, monthly payments would cost around $1,000. per month. That is just $30 per day to own your dream car. Now in order to make that happen I will have to have near perfect credit and make around $100,000.00 per year.

Some of the other expenses with purchasing a Lamborghini include insurance, fuel, and general maintenance. Insurance will run you around $150, oil changes will run around $300 every 5,000 miles, and gas prices will depend on how much you drive it.

Overall I think this is a very obtainable goal if you are a successful Internet Marketeer on the side. Take a look at a single product for Internet Marketing that you recently purchased. You probably paid around $47 for it. If the owner sent 10,000 users to their website and just 1000 of those people purchased their product, they would have made $47,000 on a single product. Just some food for thought that got me more excited about one day owning my dream car.