Adult media buying can be very expensive and bring in zero money, but if you choose the right traffic sources and strategy you could become a millionaire very fast.
There are a few questions you should ask yourself before starting dropping some cash for paid traffic.
- do you understand the market?
- are you tracking everything?
- your affiliate network is reliable?
- is it possible for you to understand the traffic source?
- do you host your site on adult-friendly hosting like tmdhosting?
In this article, I am going to show you how to make cash with the adult niche instantly. Be aware that the same way you can make a lot of cash you can also lose a lot of cash.
We will talk about the best adult traffic sources for adult media buying and how to make them profitable.
Adult Media Buying The Basics
Media Buying is all about placing ads all over the internet in places that can be profitable to make more cash.
These places can be websites, a search engine results page a social network profile etc..
- To make money with the adult niche you will need to have to work for some reliable adult networks like the one listed below.
These networks will give you a lot of offers you can promote via your affiliate links and you can then make money when people take action.
These affiliate networks are called CPA (cost per action), and they will pay you regularly on your bank or other methods, you can read this article to see all the systems are usually using to pay the affiliates.
- Then, unless you have famous websites with a lot of traffic you will need to pay for traffic, and you will need a traffic source. In the list below there are the top adult traffic sources available on the market.
Once you have your CPA affiliate network setup, your payment methods ready to make cash, and a few traffic sources, you will need to test your campaigns.
- Another tool you will need is a tracker, the most famous one is Voluum but I suggest you start with redtrack.io because is free. You can read my review on redtrack.io here.
- Get some affiliate networks account.
- setup some payment systems.
- open some accounts with the best traffic sources.
- track everything free with redtrack.io.
Top Adult Affiliate Networks
Is one of the top adult affiliate networks available, they have over 1200 offers and of any kind and niche.
They are offering any kind of payout the only bad thing is that they don’t have a lot of solutions for the payments.
Adverten is the top choice when it comes to adult dating smartlinks! They will give you one link only that will rotate to the best converting offer for any country.
Most of the offers are SOI and DOI and they will pay you up to $14 per lead based on the GEOS. Weekly payments and many payment choices! You can read my guide on how to get approved with adverten.
AWempire is a well-known adult affiliate network and there are many offers you can promote your adult media buying campaign. Live Jasmin, for instance, comes from here.
The only thing that is not good is that they only have paxum for the payout.
PaySale is very similar to adverten, but on top of the high converting smartlink and weekly payments, there are also a lot of awesome offers for any country.
They have dating and cam offers even for less known countries like Eritrea, Namibia etc…
You will get nice payouts and they will pay you PPS or Revshare. Fuckbook is one of the best dating sites you can promote and if you start to have some experience you can run profitable adult media buying campaigns for this offer.
ogAds is a cutting-edge affiliate network that is more focused on mobile and content lockers.
Prelinker is another adult cpa network that has high payouts and dating offers mainly in Europe. They are very focused on Switzerland, France, and Italy.
There are many other networks to work for but if you get overwhelmed you will not make money. Start making an account with each of these adult affiliate networks above and once you are approved fill in your data and payout method so we can pass to the spicy part where you will buy traffic.
Top Adult Media Buying Traffic Sources
Of course, this is one of the best traffic sources to do some adult media buying but it also expensive and with a lot of competition.
It works only on a CPC model.
JuicyAds is cheaper compared to traffic junky, you will be able to run campaigns on famous websites and place ads for weeks or months on many websites.
I really like traffic junky because with 30$ a week sometimes you can place an ad with no click limits and you can potentially make a lot of money.
With plugrush, you will be able to buy and sell traffic. The adult affiliate platform is very nice and you can place ads all over the internet with a nice ROI.
I really like plugrush and recommend anyone to use it.
You will be able to place your ads on websites that have so much traffic that you can not even think about.
TrafficStars have one of the coolest platforms and they have great support and according to me they are selling less known traffic but in my experience, it converts a lot as well.
I would A/B test trafficstars and trafficjunky.
They are also very strict with the ads dimensions and they don’t even have many dimensions available. But still, they are running too big sites.
Double Pimp is less advertised and not a lot of people know them since they don’t even have a website.
These guys are running traffic basically on any porn site on the internet. This is the most complete and powerful adult media buying network on the internet.
The minimum amount you can spend is $500 and this makes a lot of people scared. This is the network that everyone who wants to make serious money is using, but it is last on my list because it is very expensive and you need a big budget to see the big money.
A/B Split Test | Track | Optimize
Now that you have your adult affiliate network setup and your traffic sources accounts you need to create banners and landing pages.
The cheapest way to create awesome banners is with photoshop or Canva. Of course, you need to be a bit skilled with photoshop but you can make the best banners ever with it.
In your traffic sources account you will be able to find all the banner sizes accepted for each network. In the picture below we can see the ones available for Pornhub with trafficjunky.
Once your banners are all nice looking and attractive you need to place them via your traffic sources.
You need to have many banners and track all the clicks with a tracker like redtrack.io.
You will also need landing pages to collect people’s email or to redirect them to a page where you can warm them up.
The best way to create a landing page is via clickfunnels or leadpages, these services are not free, but with a cheap monthly membership, you will have access to features that will pay back pretty soon.
How to A/B Test properly
The cheatsheet of a profitable campaign is to optimize your creatives depending on the traffic source and offers.
To make a lot of money you will need to spend a lot of money! For instance, I know about people spending on average $5000 a day on adult media buying and making $10.000 a day or more with it so $5000 of profit a day.
Of course, you don’t want just to create the best creatives in the world and blow $5000 a day on a single offer on a single traffic source with one single creative.
The smart media buyer is usually doing this:
- find a cool offer.
- trying to figure who’s the one who can buy or is interested in that offer.
- create banners matching the persona mindset discovered before.
- start off with $50-$100 budget and A/b test many creatives, and offers on many traffic sources.
- track everything with redtrack.io.
You will need to identify who’s gonna buy or put their email for that offer. If you are trying to promote BBW girls in Norway, you don’t want to create an ad with a hot Norwegian chick.
Also, you will need to have many creatives and rotate them to see which one gets more clicks and conversions.
Once you have figured out which one gets more conversion you want to create more banners similar to that one and always try to be innovative and aim to become viral.
TIER ⇒ If you run offers with traffic from TIER1 countries your payout will be higher compared to TIER2 countries. TIER1 countries in the adult space are usually Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Australia, USA. Of course the highest the payout is the higher the competition it is as well. I suggest you start with TIER2-3 countries because paid traffic is usually cheaper there and you can start experimenting.
PAYOUTS ⇒ SOI – DOI – PPS – RevShare | Respectively means SOI ( single opt int – no email verification needed to get cash) , DOI (double opt-in – email verification needed), PPS (pay per sign up – they have to pay something to get cash), Revshare ( you will get paid a percentage of the total sale for a lifetime).
AM ⇒ Abbreviation for an affiliate manager.
DIRECT LINKING ⇒ is when you put the CPA offer with no landing page.
TRACKER ⇒ is the tool that will help you optimize your campaigns, redtrack.io is a free one.
CTR ⇒ Click Through Rate is the percentage of people who click on a link related to the impressions.
CPA ⇒(Cost Per Action) The amount of cost for a conversion.
CPC ⇒ Cost Per Click) Cost of an individual click.
CPM ⇒ (Cost Per Thousand) The cost of 1000 impressions.
ROI ⇒ Return Of Investment is the money you actually make ROI = PROFIT – EXPENSES.
POST BACK URL ⇒ is a special URL your network will give you to add to your tracker to track the conversions.
CREATIVES ⇒ synonyms of banners.
CONVERSION ⇒ when you make cash.
GEOS ⇒ the country and region you are running an offer.
Adult media buying can be profitable but also very expensive and not profitable.
The advantages of adult media buying compared to mainstream media buying are that you will have an infinite amount of traffic available and this niche is probably one of the only evergreen niches where people will never lose their interests.
The cheatsheet of a profitable campaign in a few steps is here:
- good offer.
- good traffic source.
- awesome creatives.
- Split Tests on a low budget.
- optimize you banners and traffic.
- running a high budget campaign.
- make a profit.
This is just the tip of the iceberg! I will write more about this soon, but for now, all you have to do is to make an account with each of the networks above and with redtrack.io which is a free tracker.
Do it right now so you will be able to experiment with affiliate marketing tomorrow and leave your 9-5 job soon.