Hi, my name is Servando and I’ve been doing Affiliate Marketing for the last 5 years.
I’ve started many projects and failed many of them too. However, all that matters is to achieve success in 1 of all your projects to compensate for all the failures. I started blogging back in 2006 and finally focused on Affiliate Marketing in 2011.
As many of us (Affiliates) I started doing SEO and ranking websites. In fact, I still do it and I have a blog where I write about it but my main focus now is on paid traffic and that’s why you’re here too.
I started running paid traffic from Facebook back in 2013 because the organic reach from my Fan Pages was constantly going down and I wanted to learn how to monetize my traffic with CPA/CPS offers and stop using Ad networks like Adsense and similar ones. I have learned from several affiliates and made friends in the journey, many of which I speak constantly via Skype/FB, etc.
Fast forward to 2016, I’ve decided to open this blog to talk about my CPA journey. I’ve tried several niches including gaming, Coupons and Sweepstakes, App Installs and Utilities, Dating, T shirts and even sports. I’ve also tried Desktop and mobile traffic in the form of banner ads, pop ups, redirects and Media Buys, but 1 year ago I decided to focus on mobile traffic and that’s what I’ve been doing 80% of my time for the last 24 months.
I’m no super affiliate or a guru. In fact, as Finch says, I’m basically an intermediate affiliate doing 4 figures per day, and of course, sometimes buying data while losing similar quantities. That’s how this game is, and you’ve got to learn the importance of buying data and stop suffering when you see red campaigns in your tracker.
I’m here to document my journey and help others in the process. This pushes me forward and helps me keep track of my findings and experiences. I’ve done this several times before with different websites and I know that having a blog helps me get to know more people in the same niche, doing exactly what I do, and the connections are worth its number in gold.
So I hope to see you here and if possible, get to know you and put a face behind your nickname in an event in the future!
I’ll be sharing a lot of interesting content, case studies, traffic sources and more for my subscribers, so if you’re into mobile traffic, no matter if you’re just starting or if you’re already running some campaigns, subscribe to my email list (check the sidebar) and let’s talk some business!
Vishal Dhali says
Hello Servando I am new in Affiliate Marketing and I want to know how to use AdsBridge tracking but the problem is that I don’t know how to use that I saw your Article in your Blog and that was awesome but I am totally new and I don’t know where to start can you create some video tutorial in YouTube previous videos are not enough, Please Help
Love from India
Adsbridge has videos and documentation on its website. I recommend you try another tracker, though. There are many tutorials and case studies on afflift.com
Pedro Surita says
Hello Mr Silva. How are you? Hope you are very well.
Could tell me please how possible make advertising integration?
We do ulud.com is performance marketing software for building own CPA networks and think it will be interesting your audience.
What do you mean by integration?
Melanie Ngo says
Hi sir, I’m a member of a CPA Network – DYNU IN MEDIA which is based on Vietnam. We provides various offers from top tier 1 GEOs. I’ve known you as an super affiliate. So we can co-operate and you write an article about our network include introduction of offer, geos,etc. Pls let me know asap. Tks
Alice Jin says
We are a leading fintech company in the financial industry for over 20 years, we generate about 400k leads per month from WW and looking to extend our budget and activities in the Latin America market, Europe, GCC and ZA on CPA model.
do you know any good affiliates that can drive large scale of traffic in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia?
JOSE LUIS says
Hola, soy empresa de nueva constitución y necesito saber dónde construir mis ofertas CPA para que los afiliados me las promocionen. Es decir, en qué lugares puedo subir mis proposiciones.
Jose, lamentablemente no puedo ayudarte ya que yo no me dedico a ser anunciante ni dueño de ofertas.
Deberías de hablar con algunas redes de afiliación para que veas cuales son los requisitos.
Mi experiencia personal es la siguiente:
Ser anunciante CPA no es fácil, debes enviar 50 emails para que te respondan 5. Si, asi como lo leiste, es como buscar un trabajo regular, no todos estan interesados en tu oferta asi que debes demostrar que sabes y tambien debes ofrecer un buen payout.
Generalmente el deposito suele ser de 5k$, si no, no podrás anunciarte.
I’m Eugenia and I represent 2 projects – Tacolo.co and LosPollos.com
I saw that you tried push traffic, so I guess Tacolo.co will be very good choice for you as we sell our own push traffic there. And LosPollos is the best way to monetize any mix of traffic and remnant, geo-redirect, or exit traffic.
Hi Servando – do you mind if i ask why you only focus on mobile traffic right now? Any tips or insight?
I don’t focus on mobile traffic only anymore. We run both mobile and desktop, however there’s more traffic available on mobile especially in some sources, so we tend to focus on that first.
do you do coaching
No, I don’t do private coaching.
You can always learn a lot from forums like Afflift or STM though.
Do you believe that blogging is the best and easiest way to earn money online for a starter online?
No, I don’t believe that.
Blogging is difficult, it takes a ton of patience and a learning curve of a few months.
It doesn’t take much to get started though, so it’s a non-expensive way to start making money online.
How can I learn media buying for CPA offers.Do you provide step by step training,tutorials,guide?
No, but you can learn a lot in these forums.
timothy casey says
Hi, I need a Zeropark advertising account with approval for further details email me.
If you need a Zeropark account apply for it.
Buying or selling accounts is not allowed.
Gordon Goodfellow says
I’ve been in affiliate marketing for over 20 years as an SEO, and paid traffic is an entirely new discipline for me. Therefore I’m looking forward to using your documentation as a guide to best practice, as you seem to be highly clued up in what you do.
I am therefore very disappointed that Vultr seem to have changed their setup procedures so that they no longer resemble the clean, logical steps that you have illustrated at https://servandosilva.com/upload-landing-pages-vultr/
Why tech companies do this I don’t know!
Do you have any more recent documentation on how to set up a Vultr server?
The documentation still works. Several readers followed it recently without problems.
The interface might be a bit new or cleaner but the steps and buttons are still the same.
Where are you getting stuck? I can help.
What an awe-inspiring journey!
My name is Tony and I’m representing dr.cash – CPA network specialising on Nutra vertical: https://dr.cash
We’ve checked your site and find it very useful for the Internet audience that represents advertising specialists.
We would like very much to make an advertising collaboration with you to share cases and knowledge with your readers, and of course to spread the word about our network)
Please let me know if you are interested
Best wishes 🙂
I wanted to connect with you for a speaking opportunity in 1 of our flagship conferences – India Affiliate Summit
Website link – http://www.indiaaffiliatesummit.in
Can you share your email id so that I can send across more details?
I am available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day 🙂
Hello. You can find me at: email@example.com
Un placer haber encontrado tu blog.
Me estoy iniciando en este negocio y me gustaría saber si ofreces algún curso o haces mentoría.
Si estás subscrito a mi newsletter respóndeme cualquier correo y te ayudo por ese medio.
Hey, it’s Sem , I’m developing online projects, web-sites and so on. I’m wondering what kind of add formats do you have and how much it cost?
P.s. do you have Skype, Facebook, LinkedIn … or other messengers to speed up the conversation?
Thank you in advance!
I don’t offer advertising space in this website.
As you can see, there are no banners or anything like that. I prefer to keep it clean.
My name is Valentina and I am representing Clickadu – advertising network (https://www.clickadu.com/). I came across your blog and I found it efficient recommendation tool for the affiliate marketing players.
We have relationships with direct advertisers and publishers WW in various verticals and formats. Looking for cooperation with you.
Will be waiting for your reply,
I’ll send you an email.
Looking for cooperation, talk in detail
Thank you very much for all this valuable information you have on your website.
Did I want to ask you, the offers of payment loans how is best to run them, with a landing page or direct link?
Thanks in advance..
Pretty much all of the offers generate better profits and quality with Landing Pages.
This applies 99% of the time.
Hello, can you please contact me on my mail ? i have couple of questions if you can help me . thank you!
If you’re subscribed to my list just answer any of my emails and we can talk over there 🙂
Edouard Ducray says
Congrat for you Blog !
We are a French Web Push Ad Network
We are looking for Free Lance Media Buyers to help us increasing
Feel free to ping us
Your journey is quite impressive, well done. 4 figures a day, not bad…
Julie Wong says
How do you think about the business of COD in South-east Asia? What kind of traffics are the best for them?
FB, Adwords, Native and even adult seem to work well for COD depending on the vertical in that area.
Hi Servando, we’re a business with an amazing product. We’d love you to write about how to attract the best & most relevant affiliates to help promote our product please. Thanks!!
Thanks but I don’t accept guest posts.
Hello Servando, I would like to know if you have any guide that teaches me step by step how to mount a VPS in Vultr with LEMP and configure it to upload my landing page and also to link it with a CDN that you recommend me. I really like your blog and thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us. 🙂
Hi Servando, Alana from Affiliate World Conferences. Please kindly get in touch. Thank you.
I just sent you an email.
Nzube Onwughalu says
HI SERVANDO SILVA
Please i need your help on my website. I need us to talk,, here is my email firstname.lastname@example.org
I din’t provide private coaching or consulting like that. Thanks.
I am newbie in Cpa affiliate, i want to start with CPA Mobile offers and I am confused between a lot of network (top traffic source mobile propellerads, adcash, popcash, zeropark..).
What is the best ?
There’s no best network out there, but if you want to get started I think PopAds and Propeller are good choices.
Could you please send me an email to support professionaltradingsystems.com I could not find any contact form on your website.
Hello. How can I help you?
My name is James, Business Director of Newbidder, we are an SaaS platform for affiliate marketer.
Newbidder have integrated upstream and downstream,which allow you one-stop promote and optimize your offer. Competitive price, user friendly and one-stop operation,all make us better than other SaaS platform.
I have a proposal want to discuss with you. Please feel free to contact me.
Looking forward to hear from you.
It’s Moris Katzobashvili – we met few times 🙂
Please add me to Skype so we can talk – moris.katzobashvili
Where do I know you from?
Te conocí por unos video en un curso.
Me pregunto si das aun coaching grupal o personal.
Ya genero algunos ingresos con CPA pero quiero dar el paso.
Me encantaría saber si puede ser.
Hola. No doy coaching por el momento Beatriz.
I’m co-founder of NativeAdBuzz, we are a spy tool for native ads on both mobile and desktop.
NativeAdBuzz was created for individuals and small teams and is very user friendly for newbies to the industry. It is also better priced than the other spy tools, making it more accessible.
I’d like figure out an offer for you and your lists.
Let me know how interested you are.
I’ll send you an email and we can talk more about this there.
I came across your blog and I found it an extremely efficient recommendation tool for the online marketing industry players. Congratulations for the good work you have done.
My name is Anna and I’m representing PeakAdx (https://www.peakadx.com/), A Pop Ad Exchange maximizing ad revenue for Pops and Redirect publishers for mobile & desktop.
We have strong relationships with direct advertisers WW in various verticals, managing a pool of more than 20,000 active campaigns making our solution the most competitive in our niche.
Device: Desktop & Mobile platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS & Android, iPhone.)
Campaign types: CPM, CPA, CPI, CPL.
Ad formats: Pop (Pop- up & Pop- under)
Targeting: All verticals.
Markets: All Geo’s. (WW)
Both publishers and advertiser will find best monetization solutions with us which will allow them growing their business.
We would like to join your blog, what’s the next step? If you need further information let me know.
Looking forward for your reply,
Just to add to this, Servando we would love for you to come out and try our platform.
In addition to everything that Anna mention, we are one of the few header bidding pop platforms. Where, thanks to this, we try to maximize your adrevenue on each impression.
Hola servando quisiera saber si tienes algun mail para contactarte. Quisiera enviarte un mail con mis agradecimientos por una guia que leí por allí. Y unas dudas que quisiera que me pudieras aclarar.
Servando Silva says
Hola. Te puedo contactar a este correo que usas para Disqus?
Claro que si amigo.
Hola servando mucho gusto, empece mi primera campana gracias a tu blog. lo leo continuamente, me parece muy buen blog me gustaria saber algo cuando empiezas a recoger Data en que data me baso para sacar la conclusion general en la DATA reciente o en el la DATA que obtengo desde que lance la campana gracias.
Servando Silva says
Hola. Cuando haces cambios los datos cambian, así que si vas a analizar de nuevo tus campañas después de haber modificado parámetros, lo mejor sería que solo busques la información en los datos recientes desde que hiciste el cambio.
Hi Servando muchas gracias por la aclaracion, digamos que toda accion que uno realice en una campana puede ser considerado un parametro?, por ejemplo, – (persona A quiere probar una oferta lanza la campana, despues de un dia la pausa, por cualquiera que sea la razon.) este simple accion puede corromper los datos que estaba adquiriendo antes de pausarla?. digamos que la persona reactiva la campana, los datos que empieza a recibir son los datos en que tiene que buscar la informacion para optimizar la campana, no los datos viejos.
Muchas Gracias por tu tiempo Servando.
PS. he estado recomando tu blog a muchos amigos interesados en este modelo de negocios. hay un mercado amplio en la comunidad de habla hispana que queiren saber sobre este tema pero desafortunadamente la mayoria de blogs son en ingles y los que hay en espanol solo hablan de SEO muy pocos van a hablar de Arbitrage, si los encuentras la calidad de la informacion no es muy amplia. solo te lo digo a manera de sugerencia.
Servando Silva says
Si no realizaste ningún cambio y solo se pausó la campaña entonces lo único que podría cambiar es el rendimiento por día, por lo cual no habría problema y no corrompe los datos.
Muchas gracias por la recomendación, pero por el momento no estoy interesado en cubrir el mercado hispano. Saludos!
Enhorabuena por el blog 😉
¿Tienes algún email de contacto?
Servando Silva says
En que te puedo ayudar?
¿ofreces formación personalizada sobre Affiliate Marketing, CPA, etc?
Servando Silva says
No por el momento. Saludos.
gracias por hacer este blog enfocado a redes cpa