Case Study: How I Made $3k Teaching Travel Bloggers How To Monetize Their Blogs

Make Money Travel Blog

In August 2013 I launched my first ever online course called How To Make Money On Your Travel Blog (this course is no longer being offered), and recruited 17 sign ups for around $3k in profit.

This might not be “big” time, but for many people an additional $3k would be a nice addition to their savings account. Additionally, as a result of the course I ended up undertaking a venture with one of the students that then led to another $9k in profit – but that’s another story.

I’d like to bring this case study to the readers of LukePeerfly.com where I know it will be appreciated and while it is still fresh.

Topics I will be covering are:

How I came up with my course idea How I developed the course materials How I priced my course How I marketed my course Advanced strategies I used to make it a success The results of the course (# of sign ups, total time invested, total money earned) What lessons I learned and what I would have done differently Why I stopped marketing the course even though it was making me money How I Came Up With My Course Idea → Continue Reading

Learn From Your Competitors with BoxOfAds

BoxOfAds Featured

One of the benefits of growing this blog over the past few years is that I have had the opportunity to play with a lot of the awesome affiliate marketing tools available. Once or twice a week I’ll get an email from a tool developer asking me to test out their tool and let them know what I think. This is how I was first introduced to Lukasz Jasiak from BoxOfAds years ago. Lukasz and I have been in touch for awhile now and I was thrilled when he messaged me on Skype last month and asked if I would be interested in doing a review of BoxOfAds.

BoxOfAds is an awesome service used by most of my top publishers. It allows you to easily search through millions of ads they’ve scraped from the top PPV and display ad networks.

You can then use the ads you find to help you create and improve on your own campaigns. First, let’s take a look at what’s being ran on my favorite PPV network, LeadImpact.

Looking for Campaigns

The screenshot above, which you can click to enlarge, are the most recent pop up (PPV) ads found from LeadImpact on BoxOfAds.

This list is useful and I like to → Continue Reading

Why I now listen to what “The Rock says…”

The Rock Says

I still remember laying on a mattress on the floor of our living room at my moms when I was growing up and watching WCW and WWF wrestling with my brothers. Like most boys during the 90s, I was a wrestling fanatic. My brothers and I were more WCW fans, but we watched WWF and were huge fans of all the great wrestlers at the time including Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Andre the Giant, Goldberg, and of course, The Undertaker, just to name a few.

Well, one wrestler that I never really did like was The Rock. Everyone loved The Rock, but there was something about him that I just never liked and no matter who he was wrestling, I was always rooting against him.

As I grew up I continued to disregard The Rock every chance that I got. His movies sucked and he was a tool. Well, about a year ago, out of nowhere one of The Rock’s posts from his Facebook Page showed up on my News Feed and my opinion of him has been changed ever since.

The Rock is an Inspiration

Once I “Liked” Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Facebook Page and → Continue Reading

Happy Belated Birthday, LPF

LPF is Three

How is it even possible that this blog has been around for over 3 years already? It’s amazing how quickly time flies and how quickly things change. Even though I have not been blogging as much lately, LukePeerFly.com is alive and as strong as ever.

April 4th was this blog’s 3rd “birthday” and looking back, it is incredible how much it’s grown! On LPF’s first birthday, the top post that year had 9,770 views. Just two months ago I published an article about my presentation at Affiliate Summit and that’s already had nearly 10,400 views.

That’s just one example of how this blog has grown and changed, but first let’s take a look at a few changes that have happened in my life over the past year.

PeerFly Director of Marketing

Last year I was promoted and officially put in charge of the department I had been leading since joining PeerFly in October of 2009. When I joined PeerFly in 2009 I was the only Affiliate Manager and I managed our publisher base myself until mid 2012. Now, I’m the Director of Marketing at PeerFly and manage a growing department with 3 other people. I am planning to hire at least → Continue Reading