Pokemon Go launched just over 3 weeks ago and has taken the world by storm with hundreds of millions playing the game. Whenever something like Pokemon Go comes along, so does an influx of internet marketers trying to make a quick buck and cash in on the latest craze. Pokemon Go is no exception with marketers making money 24/7, here is how they are doing it.
Pokémon Go is a game that uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect where and when you are in the game and make Pokémon “appear” around you (on your phone screen) so you can go and catch them. As you move around, different types of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is. The idea is to encourage you to travel around the real world to catch Pokémon in the game which helps internet marketers make money.
Like many iOS and Android games out there, players must purchase in-game credit which they can use to speed up the game or achieve more by doing less. A small minority actually end up buying such addons such as Poke coins in the game but most don’t. Many people will head online and search for things such as, “How to get free poke coins’ or ‘Pokemon Go hacks’ and that’s how internet marketers make money from Pokemon.
This is the process they are using. You’ll create a video called, Pokemon Go Hacks or Pokemon Go Free Poke Coins and then include a link to a CPA offer in the description with a promise of free coins or points and then should they complete the offer you redirect them to way to get said service for free. Many internet marketers will simply redirect the visitor to a non-existent offer which is unethical in my opinion.
The offer you’ll put in front of your visitors is a basic sales page with an offer that appears when they try and do anything for example a one page email submit, mobile pin submit or survey from an incentive CPA network such as CPA Lead, MGCash, MaxBounty, AdcendMedia or CPA Grip. Depending on the offer you could potentially make between $0.50 – $35 per visitor that completes an offer. Right now, mobile pin submit offers in France, Switzerland and Austria are paying $30 – $35 each.
Over at CPA Lead they have a feature called niches which are pre-made offers with their content lockers attached. You’ll have to share 15% revenue with the designer of the offer but the rest is yours. You can get started once you login to your account and apply for a niche.
Another option many marketers are resorting too is called Youtube comment liking spam. They’ll find a popular video that receives millions of views and add a comment promoting their CPA offer. Then using software and proxies will spam that comment with hundreds of upvotes so their comment appears at the top of the video comments section. This topic is definitely blackhat and you’d need to explore those sort of forums for further information on this topic. Here’s one on a video with over 13 million views appearing at the top.
And how much are people making? Well hundreds if not thousands of dollars per day. Here’s some screenshots of CPA Lead’s chat box, they allow internet marketers to brag about how much they are making on a daily basis. Now it’s not guaranteed all these users are making money from pokemon go but it’s highly likely given the chat among users over there. Those making over a thousand dollars know not to shout their earnings as it attracts the attention of CPA Lead staff.
So How Can You Make Money With Pokemon Go?
Step 1: Sign up for an incentive CPA network.
Rule of thumb here, make sure the network your using is one that specializes in incentive offers or the offer you plan on promoting allows that type of traffic. If you want to annoy your account manager and get your account banned without getting paid then don’t listen to me. You must choose an offer and or network that specialises in incentive friendly traffic. To give you a helping hand deciding I’ve worked with all these networks and can vouch for them and their incentive offers.
- CPA Lead
- CPA Grip
- MG Cash
You’ll likely need to submit an application at all the networks above so having a website already setup will likely help get approved quicker. If there’s a box to add info to support your application, write lots and tell them exactly what your planning too do to make money with them. Fraud is prolific in this business so if they have any doubts about your or your business your likely to get rejected.
For this help guide I’ll be using CPA Lead.
Step 2: Create a Youtube Video
I’m not going to show you the comment method I mentioned above so I recommend you create a Youtube video. It doesn’t have to be too flash and it definitely doesn’t have to be too long. You could simply copy someone else’s and add your own flare to it. If you don’t feel like adding your own face or audio then checkout Fiverr and have someone create something for $5.
Pick something that many people are going to search for to find a solution to something. For example the videos I’ve seen the most views on include Pokemon Go Hacks.
Here’s an example of some other videos people are creating to give you an idea.
Step 3: Include Link To CPA Offer
The best way of doing this without creating your own offer, hosting it and then setting up a locker is to make use of the niche offers provided by CPA Lead. You’ll be able to get started instantly, just select a type of link and start promoting. Find an offer and hit promote to get started.
Most marketers will then cloak that link as it will almost certainly be banned on Youtube. There are many cloaking url shorteners out there such as goo.gl and bit.ly. Once you’ve cloacked your offer link you can add this to your Youtube video. Below you can pick one of the 5 links and then clock it using a url shortener.
Step 4: Drive Traffic To Your Video
There are many different ways to help get visitors to your Youtube video’s and once they start arriving, they will get ranked higher in search results leading to more traffic. The best way of doing this is by buying Youtube views from sellers on Fiverr. Start by buying small numbers, as sending tens of thousands will likely result in your videos being removed from the site. Gone are the days where you could buy software and send millions of views overnight.
Step 5: Watch The Money Roll In
There really isn’t much more you can do with this method other than wait for traffic to start hitting your offer.
Step 6: Use Alternative Traffic Sources
If Youtube isn’t your thing then be sure to checkout a wide range of other traffic sources. I personally know affiliate marketers that are banking huge leads every day by using Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Bing Ads, Bidvertizer, Instagram, Snapchat and 7Search. The good thing about using paid traffic sources is that you can target specific countries. For example you could target France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany where offers are regularly paying over $35 per lead.
There you have it, a great way to make money with Pokemon Go. Let me know in the comments section if there is anything you’d like further clarification on or adding to the article.