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Introducing Premium Posts Volume X
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Premium Posts 2016 Edition is Available Now

Premium Posts 2016 Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Affiliate Marketing in 2016

I’m giving birth to a monster.

The brand new volume of Premium Posts is completed, signed, sealed, delivered and ready for you to download.

It is a vast 381-page dossier of the latest affiliate marketing tips, tricks and strategies.

I’m willing to bank my balls on this:

You will not find a more comprehensive dissection of the affiliate industry as it stands in 2016; and how to make money from it.

Topics inside include:

The Cloaking Economy: Let’s Talk Reality

Why most advice handed out to affiliates is complete and utter bullshit. This is affiliate marketing’s dirty little secret. If you don’t understand the cloaking economy, nobody can help you.

A Breakdown of Popular Verticals and Traffic Types in 2016

Every popular traffic type and vertical assessed and rated for the year ahead. What are the best opportunities for affiliates in 2016? What verticals and traffic sources are endangered?

Tips to Conquer Native Advertising in 2016

The industry is pissing its pants with excitement at the prospect of ‘going native’. This post explains what you need to know about native advertising. It’s packed with tips for getting profitable, creative ‘hacks’, and insights in to all of the top Native platforms.

Tips to Conquer Pop Advertising in 2016

Are you trying and failing to get profitable on pop traffic sources? Here we look at the quirks of each major traffic source, strategies for conquering them, and thoughts on dealing with lead quality issues.

The Blitzkrieg Approach to Finding Big Money Campaigns

How to make money from affiliate marketing without knowing a damn thing about affiliate marketing — with a little help from low bids, redirect networks, and some reverse engineering.

Stock Creatives: How to Assemble a Library of Moneymaking Assets

How much time do you waste building landing pages and banners that disappear in to a folder marked ‘To Sort’ never to be seen or heard from again? This philosophy will change how you think about your business ‘assets’.

How to Get Maximum Value From Paid Traffic with Flow Management

You pay for traffic, so why are you wasting it? Flow Management is the principle of squeaking every last dollar from every single campaign you launch. This post explains why you need to look beyond basic optimisation to get ahead.

Landing Page 101: The White Hat, Grey Hat, Black Hat, Ass Hat

A dumping ground of landing page ‘hacks’ that have added extra ROI to my campaigns over the years. These tricks range from the white hat to the ass hat. Their mastery is the essence of what it means to be an affiliate marketer. Read this with a bar of soap at hand.

The Publisher Perspective: Building Assets and Monetising Any Niche

My thoughts on life after affiliate marketing, how to build assets and monetise any niche, publisher placement tips that will increase revenue on any site you own, the explosion of native arbitrage and why our skill set is perfectly set to make a lot of money if we make a few smart investments.

The Gamification of Affiliate Marketing: Tips For Staying Motivated

How to break the cycle of euphoric highs and crashing lows. This post turns your long-term income targets in to a daily game with clear direction, visible progress and well-defined rewards.

Affiliate Team Building: Hiring, Firing and The Foundations of Success

How can I build an affiliate marketing team without having to teach some sucker everything I know? This post shows how you can create a functional team by breaking the affiliate skillset in to various easily learnable steps.

Advanced Competitive Strategy in Affiliate Marketing

A monster post — my final affiliate marketing post — takes a sweeping view of the industry and how you can plot a path through it. We analyse the various philosophies that can lead to success, their traits, their challenges, and what you can do to build a long-term affiliate business.

Finch’s Updated List of Affiliate Marketing Resources For 2016

Well, it was already a beast. My Ultimate List of Affiliate Marketing Resources is now updated with a bunch of new networks, traffic sources and various tools I’ve picked up over the last couple of years. This list alone will keep you busy for weeks.

That’s 381 pages, 64,599 words of the most up-to-date, cutting edge affiliate marketing insights anybody is going to publish anytime soon.

Trust me.

Sponsored by Adsimilis


Premium Posts Volume 2016 is once again sponsored by Adsimilis, one of the world’s leading CPA networks.

They have been sponsoring these releases for many years, for which I am very grateful.

Some of the first breaks I had in this industry were thanks to recommendations and exclusive offers provided by Adsims.

They are a fantastic network, and if you get the chance to work with them, you should take it.

Note: They are strict on approving new sign-ups. If you can prove that you’re not a total bumberclart, feel free to email me for a referral.

Thanks For Reading

As I alluded to recently, today’s post marks the end of this blog.

The volume I’m releasing was originally scheduled for last December.

Time constraints have forced delay after delay after delay.

It takes an immense investment of coffee beans to write the material that I like to write, to a standard that I am willing to publish, and to a standard that an audience as cynical as this one demands.

I’m proud of the end result, but the experience has confirmed that I’ve reached the end of writing about affiliate marketing.

My priorities have shifted.

There are only so many hours in the day.

Thank you to everybody who has bothered to read my shit over the last seven years.

It has been… a filthy pleasure.


Introducing Premium Posts Volume X

It’s now 8 months since I released The Empire Strategy, a blueprint that was supposed to be the final volume in my Premium Posts series.

Well, surprise surprise.

It wasn’t.

Say hello to my latest ginormous affiliate marketing brainfart, Volume X.

Volume X Available Now

If you hadn’t guessed by the cover, we’re going to be tackling an industry that is fiercely popular with affiliates in 2013:

The casual dating vertical.

In four years of running this blog, I’ve never once posted about the adult industry. To do so would cause headaches for a number of reasons…

1. Some of the content in Volume X is… highly inflammatory. It would take a) great bravery or b) great stupidity, for a blogger like myself (so noble) to post such sensitive – and potentially offensive – guides to making money from casual dating. I’d need a new pen name.

2. The content is potentially very lucrative. You need only attend an affiliate meetup to grasp just how many of us are operating in the adult niche (about 90% of the affiliates I spoke to in Amsterdam!)

Why? Adult is an affiliate marketer’s paradise; one of the few that remains profitable in our ransacked playground. High volume campaigns with the potential of bedwetting ROI are at your sweet mercy.

3. I’ve had to showcase a lot of titties. Yes, it’s true. As I’ve grown older and unwiser, I’ve started to think twice, thrice and many times over about the type of content published under my name. I don’t want this blog to descend in to me talking shop on the workings of PornHub, but I also know exactly who I’m talking to (a combination of affiliates, friends and family, which makes this quite awkward).

If you’re an affiliate, let’s face it, you’re probably working on a casual dating campaign. Filthy little reprobate. I can smell it on you.

The solution?

Volume X.

Over the course of 143 ball-stacked pages, it’s just me and you. We’ll blow a lid off the adult dating industry, we’ll look at how you can make money from it, and we’ll dabble in some seriously effective tips that can push your campaigns in to hot-doggy-on-sauce-profit-$$$.

I can’t talk about this shit in public, and you can’t read about it in public.

That’s not to say we’re only going to look at adult dating.

If Volume 7’s Empire Strategy was a blueprint for building a stable long-term online business, Volume X is a back-to-basics interrogation of CPA in all its defiant glory.

You can use this information to make an absolute fortune, or you can use it to fail miserably and stumble further in to debt.

That’s the catch with CPA.

It’s full of risk, but it’s rich with reward.

What’s Included in Volume X?

Inside, you will find:

  • Introduction: X-Rated Profits
  • Launching a Successful Campaign: Where to Start
  • How to Master Direct Buys for Mega Low CPCs
  • Hugely Profitable Adult Niches and How to Work Them
  • How to Improve Lead Quality and Profit for the Long Haul
  • August 2013 in the Affiliasphere
  • Rules Psychology: How to Make it Pay in Every Niche
  • Adult Campaign Tracking, Optimization and Common Mistakes
  • Disgustingly Effective Tips For High CTR Banners
  • Kindle And Dating Ads? Tapping Amazon’s Insane Leadgen Potential
  • In Closing: Wash Hands With Soap

That’s 143 pages and 24323 words in PDF format. Available as an instant download for $34.95.

Full details and ordering information are available here.

Warning: These posts are not for beginners. You should have at least some basic understanding of running affiliate campaigns. I’m not going to waste my time explaining the basics.

Volume X is sponsored by Adsimilis


If you are an affiliate looking to make money from the dating and adult verticals, you would be committing the hairiest of cardinal sins by not signing up with Adsims.

They are dating specialists in the CPA space. Ton of exclusives, industry-leading conversion rates and massive international coverage.

I’ve been recommending Adsimilis for the last 3 years now, so this should hardly come as a surprise. I’m very happy to have them onboard as Volume X’s sponsor. Much of the content discussed in this volume can make you a megabuck with the vast collection of offers that Adsims bring to the table.

Register an account today or forever hold your peace.

Note: Once you’re registered, be sure to check out their 2013 Meetup. It’s going to be held in Ibiza, the Mecca of Par-tay. I’ve never been so I’m looking forward to it. Will see you all for a fancy pink cocktail massive beer in September.

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Okay, finally…

Now that I’m done scribbling away in the darkness with only my balls for company, you can expect a new post sometime next week.

We’ll be talking about kittens, Greenpeace, and why porn is bad for the soul.

Stay classless, affiliate marketing.

Premium Posts Volume 7: The Empire Strategy

After much scribbling away in the darkness, I’m happy to announce that Premium Posts Volume 7 is now available to download.

It is called ‘The Empire Strategy‘, and it is the culmination of all I have learnt from living, breathing and sleeping the affiliate industry over the last 5 years.

More than that, it is my blueprint for success in the next 5 years.

The Empire Strategy: Volume 7

Note: Yes, I care about this volume so much, I even got somebody else to design the cover art. No more of Finch’s homebaked Photoshop butchery.

The Empire Strategy is a sweeping mindset/philosophy that will give you the tools and knowledge to run a successful online business now, and in the future.

You will see how the industry has changed, why it has changed, and what we can do to thrive rather than survive in a fiercely competitive space.

The affiliate ‘boom’ of 2009 has come and gone. Many view this industry in a state of irreparable decline. They are wrong. The game has simply changed. And if you want to succeed as an affiliate, you must too.

Included in this volume:

  • How to setup your business plan, and why it’s essential to affiliate marketing
  • How to develop lucrative assets that stand the test of time
  • How to build an unstoppable affiliate brand (many times over)
  • How to acquire a portfolio of high-profit websites
  • How to gain a reputation that has opportunity knocking on your door
  • An overview of every major traffic source I work with, with notes on getting started
  • How to hold yourself accountable for success
  • How to nail the endless cycles of harmful procrastination
  • How to dominate international markets using the local lingo
  • How to build a landing page worth $467 Million, with a little help from Jesse Willms
  • How to find happiness in this madness we call a day job
  • Plus all the latest developments from the affiliasphere as we head in to 2013

The Empire Strategy condenses my business plan for the future in to 150 pages of relentless insights, work-lifestyle tips and marketing nuggets.

If Volumes 1-6 of Premium Posts dissected the many ways to make money online, this final volume is the glue that holds it all together.

At over 30,000 words, spread across 7 ‘posts’, The Empire Strategy is the most comprehensive addition to the series yet. It is also by far the most important.

The posts inside are designed to slap you to your senses. They are everything I am basing my business on now and in the future.

Complete contents:

  • Introduction: The Empire Strategy
  • How to Grow Your Affiliate Marketing Empire, Step by Step
    • Online Empire Pillar 1: Promoting products
    • Online Empire Pillar 2: Owning Products
    • Online Empire Pillar 3: Buying Assets
    • Online Empire Pillar 4: Building Assets
    • Online Empire Pillar 5: Establishing Reputation
  • Pulling The Empire Strategy Together: The Vital Ingredients
  • December 2012 in the Affiliasphere
  • How ‘Dual-Selling’ Can Supercharge Your ROI
  • A Guide to Local Slang (and Super High CTRs)
  • Jesse Willms and the $467 Million Dollar Landing Page
  • Happiness for Affiliates: Doing it Right vs. Doing it Wrong
  • In Closing: Thanks for Reading

That’s 155 pages, 31,940 words in PDF format, available to download now for $34.95

Click here for ordering information!

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