Top Ten Ways To Make Passive CPA Income

toptenOver the last decade, my company has spent millions of dollars on paid advertising to send traffic to CPA offers.

Below is a list of ways that we made free passive income from CPA offers without having to spend any money.

1. Display Banners

At one point we had dozens of sites built in a variety of different niches that we were operating in. We used a free banner script downloaded from to rotate different size banners on these web sites.

Some of these web sites were solely created to please Google Adwords.  Although we never drove any paid traffic to the main page of the web sites, they did end up get free SEO traffic (it is amazing what can happen when you try to please Adwords).

We monetized this free traffic by rotating 728×90, 300×250 and 160×600 banners provided by the CPA network for different offers.

2. Thank You Page

I am a big proponent of creating big email lists and I believe the fastest way to do it is to buy traffic.

But this can get expensive quickly and if you don’t have a good one-time offer to help pay for these front-end costs, you might give up sooner then you should.

We use CPA offers to help pay for these paid costs by placing CPA offers on the confirmation page right after the prospect gives their email address.

If you place a banner for a very targeted CPA offer, this works extremely well.

3. Forum Signature Footers

There are literally thousands of different forums online on almost every conceivable topic.

Most forums allow you to create a forum signature with your own information and outgoing links.

Some of these outgoing links can easily be a link to a related CPA offer. For example, if you were posting in a gardening forum, you could link out to a good quality gardening CPA offer.

4. Email Footers

In my many years of creating email lists in dozens of markets, I always took advantage of using the postscript section of each email to do a promotion.

If we found a CPA offer that fit the topic of the email list, we didn’t hesitate to place a promo for it in a P.S. of one of the autoresponder messages.

5. Squidoo Lenses

I used to have my staff create Squidoo lenses on certain niches so that I could show good quality outgoing links on web sites created to please Google Adwords (…man the things we had to do for Adwords).

These Squidoo lenses ended up getting ranked quite high in Bing and Yahoo and received a lot of free traffic.

We used to place outgoing links on these Squidoo lenses to related CPA offers.

6. Domain Names

This is not quite a free method, but you can register a domain on some domain registrars for as little as $0.99.

We still occasionally register misspellings of popular domain names and redirect the traffic to a related CPA offer.

Once you register the domain and redirect it through a good converting CPA offer link, this truly is passive income.

7. Online Classified Ads

There are hundreds of reputable online classified sites. You can easily post CPA offers on a lot of these sites in a related category.

I would speak with your affiliate manager first if this is allowed because most CPA networks will not allow you to post CPA offers on big classified sites like Craigslist or Kijiji.

Unfortunately a lot of affiliates abused places like Craigslist with misleading ads for CPA offers and that is why a lot of CPA network don’t allow this type of promotion anymore.


Do you have an old popular blog post or article sitting around?

Turn it into a powerpoint presentation and upload it to

Make sure you include a link out to a related CPA offer at the beginning or end of your powerpoint presentation. 😉

9. Blog Comments

There are many blogs online that get thousands of visitors per day.

You can easily find a blog on any topic and start commenting on the blog posts.

I highly recommend that your comments add value to the discussion and if you do that, placing a related CPA offer link will not seem so obtrusive.

10. YouTube

YouTube is the second largest search engine online and a highly ranked video can get you a lot of traffic.

I know a lot of affiliates who made a lot of money posting popular videos that ended up going viral.

By including a link to a CPA offer at the beginning of the video description and in the video itself, a lot of these affiliates crushed it.

That is my top ten list of passive CPA promotions.

What other methods can you think of to get free passive income from CPA offers?

Comment below.


CPA Marketing In 2013

Earlier today I recorded a webinar for hundreds of attendees who wanted to know how to get started and profitable with CPA marketing in 2013.  I actually started two live campaigns on the webinar and within 30 minutes of the webinar ending I started to get clicks and conversions on one of the offers. See the screen shot below:



This campaign was set up with 7search traffic with an average bid of $0.05 CPC and it is already getting a $0.13 EPC meaning that I am making an $0.08 profit on every single click.  I have already added more traffic sources to this campaign and hope to hit 100 leads before the end of the day for this campaign.  This just goes to show that nothing happens until you take action and make things happen.

Watch the webinar below by clicking on the video.

If you enjoyed the webinar, please retweet or Like this blog post. If you have any questions about CPA marketing, feel free to leave it in the comments section below and I will answer it.  You can order CPA Quantum at by clicking here.

Best wishes,

Gauher Chaudhry

Making Money Sending Traffic To A Co-Registration Path

About a year ago I got involved with sending traffic to companies who have built co-registration paths that automatically optimize the advertisements shown to the audience.  For example, if you have job traffic, some of these companies have a job co-reg path that displays job related offers that convert best based on your audience.  Some of these companies will even go the extra step and build an entire co-reg path based on the type of audience that you have.

I know of some affiliates who were doing as much as $5,000-$10,000 a day sending traffic to a co-reg path.  Basically it work as a revenue share between you and the co-reg network.

Below is a full presentation on co-registration that was given at my Traffic-Leads-Conversions seminar last year, which explains this opportunity.  I have also included Powepoint slides of the entire presentation. Enjoy and I look forward to your comments.

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CPA Slice And Dice

Last November, I held an event in Toronto and one of the speakers was Jonathan van Clute who talked on the topic of “Coding for Marketers.” He touched upon beginner and advanced coding strategies and he also talked about black hat coding strategies. Below is a small portion of his presentation where he talks about slicing and dicing a CPA offer and placing it on your own landing page. Although he doesn’t provide the exact code on how to do this, I am pretty sure you can find it if you search hard on the Internet or look for it in the forums. Some CPA advertisers will allow you to do this while others may not, so use at your own discretion. Please give the video some time to load as it is a large file. (If you can’t see a video screen at all below, you may need to deactivate your anti-virus software that may be blocking it.)

Comments? Feel free to leave them.


How To Make Money With Content Gateways

I have just recently started experimenting with “Content Gateways” to see if I can make any sizable income with this fairly new CPA model.

This caught my attention when I started to hear some affiliates making as much as $5,000+ a day by placing content gateways on their web sites.

A content gateway is basically a window that pops up to protect content on your web site until the user completes a survey or CPA offer. Once the user has completed the survey or CPA offer, the content gateway is unlocked for the user to access whether is a video or ebook.

You as the web site owner get credited for lead that can pay as much as $3.00 every time a user fills out a short survey.

Below is an example of what a content gateway looks like when it protects the content on a web site.

You will notice that the web site is greyed out and the user can’t see or access anything unless they choose one of the offers to complete.  Once an offer is completed, the content is unlocked for the user to access.

Incentivized CPA offers are nothing new as they used to be plentiful a few years ago when they were at their peak. But sometime after 2007, incentivized CPA offers started to disappear. I suspect because advertisers were getting leads from people who really didn’t care and they couldn’t make any money with these leads.

I am intrigued about the technology that these content gateways use and I think this could be a serious money maker for someone who was to do this full-time.  For example, content gateways will display offers based on the country the user is from and you also have the ability to control what CPA offers are displayed.

Now, I have been digging around and speaking with other underground affiliates and the vast majority of affiliates who are making a lot of money with content gateways are generally doing it will illegal or copyrighted content such as movies and TV shows.

Content gateway networks are now cracking down on these rogue affiliates, but I am sure they will still find away to beat the system.

The questions is – how can you make money with content gateways legitimately?

Do you have any valuable ebooks or reports lying around that you think some people will fill out a survey to get?

Maybe you could offer virtual currency, digital files or downloads?

There are a lot of possibilities, but they key thing to remember is that the content has got to be worthwhile for the user to want to fill out a survey to access it.

I have just set up an account with the biggest content gateway network called CPALead.  I will let you know how my experimenting goes with future blog posts. If this is something that you want to get into, you can also join:

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What are your thoughts on this CPA model and do you think it will survive.  What different ways would you use content gateways? Please comment below.

Best wishes,

Gauher Chaudhry