June 26, 2011

CPA Networks - The Best CPA Networks of 2011 - Part 1

CPA Networks - The Best CPA Networks of 2011 - Part 1

Like most website owners, blog owners and affiliate marketers, you're probably looking for the best CPA (Cost Per Action) networks out there. And like most, you've probably searched high and low in order to find them.

The good news? There are really only a few CPA networks worth their salt...and I know exactly which ones they are. Through trial and error, I've been able to distinguish between the CPA networks that will help you make money online and the CPA networks that won't help you make money online.

Truth be told, there are only a few CPA networks worth their salt when it comes to making money online. And by that, I mean, there are only a few CPA networks that actually fulfill all the needs of affiliate marketers, website owners and bloggers. Those needs? See below...

Essential CPA Network Qualities To Look For

• Recognition within the CPA/Affiliate Marketing Industry
• The number of CPA affiliates who are actually active
• The number of CPA offers that are available
• Offer payout levels - look for high CPA offer payouts
• Multiple payouts methods - check, PayPal, direct deposit, etc.
• Does the CPA network pay on time?
• Great user interface and tracking systems
• Great AM support (Great Affiliate Manager support)
• The number of countries for which they have CPA offers available
• Minimum payout thresholds - Look for $100 or less
• CPA offer landing pages - look for pages that will convert well

Best CPA Networks of 2011 - Part 1

So with that all covered, now it's time to actually reveal the best CPA networks of 2011...

Please note that this list may change as time goes on. That's because I'm constantly monitoring my earnings each and every day  across various CPA networks. And that's the way it should be! :)

1. Neverblue.com - Neverblue is always a top contender when it comes to the best CPA networks. With their great tracking system, programs and offers you couldn't get anywhere else, Neverblue tops this list for now. In addition, they take their top affiliates somewhere around the world (twice a year) for a great vacation and get them really drunk. Yeah, so what else do you need to know about Neverblue? :P
2. MaxBounty.com - Again, one of the very best you could work with when it comes to CPA marketing. MaxBounty has many, many unique offers that pay out very, very well! Additionally, their "Search Campaigns" tool is superb. It allows you to easily search for and view available campaigns, be they incentive offers, or not.
3. Affiliate.com - Affiliate.com is also pretty killer when it comes to CPA marketing. With detailed campaign offers and high payouts, Affiliate.com is definitely topnotch when it comes to CPA networks.

The Best CPA Networks Bottomline

Bottom line, you can't go wrong with any of these CPA networks. They each rock and pay out very well when it comes to making money online with CPA offers.

NOTE: I do suggest that you sign up with all three of them and play around with their CPA campaign search mechanisms to see which offers you can work with the best. Personally, I use all three of them, all the time. I simply select the CPA offers I want to advertise, and then I cash in. :)

June 20, 2011

Mother Mother "Problems" - A Killer New Song

Mother Mother "Problems" - A Killer New Song

So I'm just sitting here, updating my blog and listening to iTunes (as usual), when I hear this really cool, catchy and upbeat song. And I really really like it! But having never heard it before, nor recognizing any of the artists performing it, I'm obviously very curious.

So I maximize my iTunes window to see the song title and the artist. And then I Google it (naturally) in order to find out more about the song and the band performing it.

The song? Well, it's performed by a five-piece Canadian indie rock band that's originally from Quadra Island (an island off the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada), and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The band's name is Mother Mother, and the song is called "Problems." It's from their third album, Eureka, which was released on March 15, 2011. Personally, I've never heard of them before, but this song is definitely a nice intro to their musical craft.

Take a listen here on YouTube.. It's pretty damn catchy, if you ask me...

YouTube Video: Mother Mother - Problems

Song Lyrics: Mother Mother "Problems"

Here are some of the lyrics to the Mother Mother "Problems" song.

You and me, we're not the same.
I am a sinner; you are a saint.
When we get to the pearly gate,
You'll get the green light,
I'll get the old door in the face.

I'm a loser, a disgrace.
I found love in the strangest place,
Tied up and branded, locked in a cage.
I say I'm gonna stage a great escape.
Let loose and love all, thank god we're vaguely out of place (this line is unintelligible, so that's my best guess).
I'm a loser, a disgrace.
You're a beauty, a luminary, in my face.

I've got a lot, but not a lot, I gotta a lot less than a lot.
I've got problems,
Not just ones that are little.
It's those people problems,
It's something to consider,
When you come for dinner at my place.


I seem to find myself with the craziest of dames.
They get the ball on me,
I do forget the chains.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Some say strange be a stranger's game,
Some go to baseball,
Some go to base, a base they can't seem to save (again, unintelligible, so I'm adding my personal, poetic license to it).

I'm a loser' a disgrace,
You're a beauty, a luminary, in my face.

So yeah, I like this song. It's pretty killer all around...except that I DO wish that they kept with the meter/pace throughout the entire song. For example, in the "I've got problems, not just" and "it's those people problems" lines (at the 1:04 and 1:14 marks, respectively), the chorus and words slow down drastically, suddenly interrupting and disrupting the awesome meter/rhythm that rest of the song has.

If I were a producer, I'd omit/redo those parts for sure. Nonetheless, this song is pretty awesome, IMHO.

The Mother Mother Official Band Page and Website

To check out the band Mother Mother, just go to their official band page Mother Mother

Ron Paul Wins the RLC Straw Poll by a Landslide

Ron Paul Wins the RLC Straw Poll by a Landslide

Dr. Ron Paul, the Republican (and more importantly, Libertarian!) Congressman from Texas, won the Republican Leadership Conference (RLC) straw poll in New Orleans on Saturday. And he won it by a landslide.

Here are the full straw poll results: Ron Paul (612 votes), Jon Huntsman (382 votes), Michele Bachmann (191 votes), Herman Cain (104 votes), Mitt Romney (74 votes), Newt Gingrich (69 votes), Sarah Palin (41 votes), Rick Santorum (30 votes), Tim Pawlenty (18 votes), Gary Johnson (10 votes), Buddy Roemer (9 votes), and Thaddeus McCotter (2 votes).

Straw poll votes by percentage: Ron Paul (39.69%), Jon Huntsman (24.77%), Michele Bachmann (12.39%), Herman Cain (6.74%), Mitt Romney (4.80%), Newt Gingrich (4.47%), Sarah Palin (2.66%), Rick Santorum (1.95%, Tim Pawlenty (1.17%), Gary Johnson (0.65%, Buddy Roemer (0.58%), and Thaddeus McCotter (0.13%).

And for those who prefer to watch as well, here's a YouTube video in which the straw poll results are read off at the conference...

Ron Paul Video - Straw Poll Results

Jon Huntsman came in second place, but that may be due to the his campaign apparently buying tickets for his young backers and bussing in a large group of college students. According to various news reports, Huntsman's campaign people did not deny spending money in order to boost his performance in the straw poll.

You can learn more about Congressman Ron Paul and his 2012 presidential campaign on his website Ron Paul 2012.