Category Archives: Videos

Should You Increase Or Decrease Your Marketing Budget During A Recession?

I found this video over at the MediaTrust Blog and thought it was good enough to share. It’s a short video with some good content that is pretty valuable, I especially liked the part about sometimes the competitors lose belief in what they are doing and don’t do it as well when they should be doing the opposite. Of course that is true, but sometimes it takes someone to put it out there, to sit back and realize we all do that to ourselves sometimes and undervalue what we have, and that we are solving problems.

Interview with Dr Ngo ( Charles Ngo ) On Media Buys

Meet Charles Ngo, better known as Dr Ngo. Dr Ngo is an active member of the WickedFire community and is known for his Media Buy expertise. A fast rising super affiliate, he has some very insightful tips to share with those looking to get into Media Buys as well as explaining what Media Buys are for those who are unfamiliar with the term.

We had a chance to interview Dr Ngo during the Affiliate Summit Event in Las Vegas earlier this year among several other interviews we did. With the major rise of niches such as Acai and Facial products, Media Buys were one of the major outlets for running such offers. Here Dr Ngo shares some tips that has made him successful. Check out the interview below.

 

 

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

  • Ryan Pamplin ( Ryactive ) – Affiliate Operations & Affiliate Deals

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series through TV202:

If you enjoyed this interview, please subscribe to our blog, follow us on twitter and join our newsletter.

If you are interested in being interviewed and have something worth sharing with the 202 community at a future event, please contact Steven at [email protected] for further details.

Interview With Ralph Ruckman From Convert2Media

Your about to meet Ruck, one of the co-founders of Convert2Media. Ruck is an active member of the WickedFire community and is known for creating the affiliate marketing blog CashTactics whom we interviewed earlier, that is now run by Kris and Andrew Payne.

We had a chance to interview Ruck during the Affiliate Summit Event in Las Vegas earlier this year. Convert2Media is an up and coming network in the affiliate marketing industry, you can signup for their network here. They are also building a full service internet marketing agency that can help every aspect of launching a new affiliate program. Check out the interview below.

After watching the video interview, if you like to signup for Convert2Media, please use our referral link here to help support 202.

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

  • Charles Ngo ( Dr. Ngo ) – Media Buys
  • Ryan Pamplin ( Ryactive ) – Affiliate Operations & Affiliate Deals

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series through TV202:

If you enjoyed this interview, please subscribe to our blog, follow us on twitter and join our newsletter.

If you are interested in being interviewed and have something worth sharing with the 202 community at a future event, please contact Steven at [email protected] for further details.

Meet Jason Akatiff aka Smaxor from Ads4Dough in our Video Interview

If you’ve ever heard of the network Ads4Dough, you are about to meet Jason Akatiff aka Smaxor, the owner. Jason is sporting his signature blue baseball cap even in our TV202 interview! The Ads4Dough network is one of the rising star networks in our affiliate marketing community and here, Jason talks about being an affiliate and running his network.

Jason has a personal blog over at oooff.com which he talks about affiliate marketing and coding. We had a great time interviewing Jason and you can join his network by going here. I had the opportunity to meet all of the Ads4Dough affiliate managers during the last summit; John Yu, Roger Edwards, and Brandon are all great guys to work with. Without further ado, here is the video we did with Jason.

After watching the video interview, if you like to signup for Ads4Dough, please use our referral link here to help support 202.

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

  • Ralph Ruckman ( Ruck ) – Network Owner ( Convert2Media )
  • Ryan Pamplin ( Ryactive ) – Affiliate Operations & Affiliate Deals
  • Charles Ngo ( Dr. Ngo ) – Media Buys

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series through TV202:

If you enjoyed this interview, please subscribe to our blog, follow us on twitter and join our newsletter.

If you are interested in being interviewed and have something worth sharing with the 202 community at a future event, please contact Steven at [email protected] for further details.

A look inside our Meetup202 Culture ( Video )

We had a pretty ridiculous Meetup202 SF event this saturday. There were over 65+ attendees and the place was overbooked. There we SEM professionals, high volume emailes, affiliate networks, facebook, advertisers, and of course affiliates. And if Meetup202 Bay Area wasn’t big enough, at the same time we had our event, the one and only Jasper and the Meetup202 LA group were having their event with, and held over 30 people!

Aaron Glinski the master-mind behind all of our new video series shot this one, and added in some effects. Although this video doesn’t do it absolute justice because at the time we shot it many people had already left. Most of the group after the meetup got something to eat, and then we went to a lounge and talked till almost 3AM in the morning. Prosper202 isn’t just a product, Prosper202 is a community of like-minded people getting together and helping eachother succeed. This is what Meetups are all about, and in this video you’ll get a glimpse inside of our culture.

And if you’ll be heading over to the Ad:Tech SF event coming this April, make sure to register on our group to check out the Meetup202 event we’ll be hosting while everyone is in SF.

About Meetup202

MeetUp202 is a place for affiliate marketers to meet with other like-minded marketers locally. Get together with super affiliates in your area, grow your personal network of contacts and share tips and tricks with fellow marketers. Each MeetUp202 event is different, headed by different organizers, they are generally causal networking events at placing that sell food and provide WiFi access.

If you are interested in starting a meetup, please contact us.

If you’re interested in organizing a MeetUp202 in your local area and wish to help us spread the 202 name while networking and meeting with other affiliates, contact [email protected] for more details on how to start your own MeetUp202 locally.

NickyCakes Video Interview At Affiliate Summit West 2009

This is the fourth video of our up and coming Affiliate Summit West 2009 interview series featured on the new TV202. This interview is with Nick from NickyCakes.com. Nick talks about how he got into marketing and his strategies on launching a new campaign. He talks about not specializing but trying everything, and unlike most people–he starts most of his campaigns on MSN scales from there. Nick was speaking on Affiliate Marketing on one of the panels during the event.

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

  • Jason Akatiff ( Smaxor ) – Network Owner ( Ads4Dough )
  • Ryan Pamplin ( Ryactive ) – Affiliate Operations & Affiliate Deals
  • Ralph Ruckman ( Ruck ) – Network Owner ( Convert2Media )
  • Charles Ngo ( Dr. Ngo ) – Media Buys

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series here:

If you are interested in being interviewed and have something worth sharing with the 202 community at a future event, please contact Steven at [email protected] for further details.

Kris Trujillo and Andrew Payne Video Interview on CashTactics

This is the third video of our up and coming Affiliate Summit West 2009 interview series featured on the new TV202. This interview is with Andrew Payne and Kris Trujillo from CashTactics. Andrew focuses mostly on paid search with the big 3 ppc networks and spends alot of time with the content network. Kris specializes in search engine optimization and tries to rank offers organically once they find the converting keywords.

CashTactics is an internet marketing blog, once formerly ran by Ruck of Convert2Media. They have created several case studies that have been widely popular, you can find all their posts on their blog at CashTactics.net.

Unfortunately we had an issue with the sound quality during Julian’s interview and we had to scrap the video. We will try to catch up with Julian at one of the later up and coming events.

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

  • Jason Akatiff ( Smaxor ) – Network Owner ( Ads4Dough )
  • Ryan Pamplin ( Ryactive ) – Affiliate Operations & Affiliate Deals
  • Ralph Ruckman ( Ruck ) – Network Owner ( Convert2Media )
  • Charles Ngo ( Dr. Ngo ) – Media Buys
  • NickyCakes – General Affiliate Marketing

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series here:

If you are interested in being interviewed and have something worth sharing with the 202 community at a future event, please contact Steven at [email protected] for further details.

Neil Turner Interview on Facebook Marketing

This is the second video of our up and coming Affiliate Summit West 2009 interview series featured on the new TV202. This interview is with Neil Turner from NeilsWeb. Neil is an internet marketer who focuses his time on Facebook marketing almost exclusively. Naturally we made the topic of this interview about marketing on Facebook.

If you want to learn more about Facebook marketing, feel free to visit NeilsWeb for more info, or you can follow Neil on his Twitter page. You can find all of Neil’s facebook posts here. We have also included some of the most popular items below.

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series here:

Meet Ad Hustler and Ian Fernando – Interviews from Affiliate Summit West 2009

Like last year, we put together some interviews for the 202 community.  This year, we’ve refined our processes slightly and have a much more solid video production run.  Before I just had one camcorder; now we use three camcorders to get 3 different angled views.  Our video guy Aaron Glinski is helping put the videos together, it has been a pleasure working him  this far.  We shot almost ten interviews during this year’s Affiliate Summit West 2009 convention.  The first interview we did was with Ad Hustler and Ian Fernando, which I’ll be showing below.  You’ll notice the new TV202 website, this will be our future video storing house for anything we produce in the future.

Should I Program Myself, Or Pay Someone Else?

Have you asked yourself this question before? “Should I program myself, or pay someone else?” It is a question asked every day by internet entrepreneurs, and it is a good question. I too had to figure out what direction I would take years ago. In this video I will share some of my thoughts on which direction is best to take, depending on certain your situations.

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To sum it up though, learning how to code can never really be a bad thing for your business. In that knowing an extra skill like PHP and MYSQL for instance will only be benefical to you in the future, and is probably not a bad thing to take a step back and learn some time.

Really if you have a small project, it is general ok to pay a freelancer. But if you want to build a web 2.0 company with some really innovative software unless you plan on doing it right, don’t do it at all.  And if your going to pay and fund a large web 2.0 startup you need to invest alot of money, and hire a team of programmers, and potentially an IT consultant, and vest ownership over several years.  See if you really want to build sometime long-term you’re going to need long-term people, you can just pay someone in another country for $500 to build you something that is going to be bought out for millions of dollars.  Sorry its just not going to work, and I have seen people try to outsource big ideas to cheap freelancers and it almost fails every, single, time…

Trust me a $500 freelancer can’t just build a Tracking202.com and I can’t scale and keep making a better tracking system by paying some rent-a-coder online whenever I need them.  You need long-term employees who will build it, or you need to build it yourself.  If it is a big project, either do it right, hire a team of full-time employees to do it, or build it yourself so you are the system artitect, and later on hire other coders to build off your existing platform.