I normally look out for sites on Clickbank that are moderately priced and interesting too. Well, Arbicash caught me by surprise. It’s moderately priced and then some…Continue reading to see what I mean.
Product: The ArbiCash System
Owners: Eric Holmlund, Jeff Hunt and Paul Courts
Price: $17 – ArbiCash System
1st Upsell: $97 – ArbiCash Intensive Pro Upgrade
2nd Upsell: $197 – Website Investor
ArbiCash System Overview
This product, which was hiding away in the Internet section of Clickbank marketplace, had a sales page that was so interesting, I purchased it at the introductory price and also the first upsell! The system draws traffic to any site with the arbitration method. This means that you buy ads, at a low price, which draw traffic to your site(s). This ads could be contextual, that is in relation to site content, or ‘interest ads’ based on what is trending in the news, TV, radio and the internet. You can then monetize the ads.
The ads are different from classified ads as they are meant to look like articles that are on yours or other people’s sites. Big companies, like the Daily Mail and Washington Post, use native ads to drive traffic and create more news. Anyway, the ArbiCash System really interested me as I have already been clicking on a lot of these ads – simply because I love reading!
On downloading, I found easy to follow instructions and explanations about;
- What a Native Ad Is
- Setting Up Your Arb (arbitration) site
- Content Research
- Article Creation
- Monetizing Your Arb
- Setting up Traffic Accounts
- Uploading Your Ads
- Managing Campaigns
- Improving Profitability
- Scaling Up Your Business
Arbitration simply means buying something for one price and almost instantly selling it at a higher price. Instead of just being reserved for Forex traders, Mums and online entrepreneurs can use the same principles – find a profit and scale it up. In the digital world, if you earn ‘A’ dollars, there are many ways to scale to ‘A’ x 10 dollars.
Native Ads Are…
Ads that have been all over the internet for years. You can find them below articles of every kind of blog, info and news site. Big sites like Huffington Post, Time Magazine, Sport Illustrated, Daily Mail, to name a few. They look like related posts going by such headlines like;
Around The Web
What’s Popular Now
They are also images with a controversial headline such as;
10 Money Saving Tricks For Insurance
Lose 10 Pounds Avoiding These 10 foods
The interesting thing is that they are like articles but are NOT! They are paid advertising. Contently conducted a study and found that in some tests as much as 80% of readers identified native ads as articles rather than paid advertisements. This is exactly why large brands use them. People ave become banner blind and just ignore banner ads. Pop-up blockers have also been invented to prevent ads disturbing your viewing experience.
Native ads, on the other and, look more like articles and also have informational content.
- Write good content
- put it on their website
- buy online advertising which points at the content
- build trust and autenticity
Native Ads have 2 attractive traits;
- They are cheap
Prices vary depending on device type, topic, geography, providers and other strategies.
The arbitrageur (yes, quite a fancy name) can often get premium clicks for USA desktop traffic for 6-20 cents. 3-10 cents for mobile.
- They are easy
Anyone like myself, who as ever tried Adwords, Facebook or other advertising platforms knows that it takes some real expertise to create profitable ad campaigns. This is much easier with native ads because there are not nearly as many moving parts. Most ad campaigns only have a handful of parameters, so the steps of setting up a campaign are quite simple and easy.
Yes, you need finesse and expertise to achieve profitability, however this is a lot simpler than learning Adwords – believe you me.
How Does Native Ad Arbitration Work?
- You simply create a website with interesting articles, usually newspaper gallery style (pic)
- You buy traffic from a native ad provider then send it to your site
- When you earn more from clicks on your website than it cost to buy the native ads traffic, you buy as much as you can afford and rake in the profit.
- If you lose money, you tweak and optimize your ad campaigns If you are still losing money you try again with a different article and ad campaign.
You will Need;
- A theme
- A pagination plug in to page through galleries of images
- gallery style articles or…
- content articles with an affiliate link (if you choose not to monetize the ads)
A Traffic Account
- Tambola or both
- A different native ad account from your traffic account like Content.ad or Revcontent
- A spreadsheet
I did notice that it was better suited to WordPress users with at least intermediate experience though. The download skimmed over domain naming, theme selection and adding specific plug-ins.
Training and Resources
This is more of a how-to-guide than a training course guide. For $17 you get the Arbicash ebook in PDF version with the following bonuses:
- Video Module for Non-Arbi Sites
- 6 Bonuses including Content Creation Templates, Google Trends Video, Campaign Tracking Spreadsheet and Revenue Tracking Spreadsheet
Also included for your introductory $17, if you choose to be an affiliate of the Arbicash System, you also get The Newbie Accelerator pack – Parts A-D
There is also bonus training about website investing rather than building which is a hidden further upsell of $197.
I found the ebook to be really interesting and even created a mini site to practice how to set up a Native Ads niche site. It is still in draft and under construction.
The $97 Arbicash Intensive Pro Upgrade is the next upsell that is the video version of the Arbicash System, including examples and full explanations. I bought this as I was so intrigued by the arbitration concept. I needed to see how it worked and why. I was not disappointed.
My overall view of Arbicash is that it definitely beats banner advertising. It is subtle and if done correctly could earn you quite a good passive income. The owners are all Fathers with families and come across as decent people who walk the talk. They are very experienced in their field and know the art of upselling! I did not think twice before I got the first upsell like I’ve already mentioned.
There are more upsells including a private coaching package which has an introductory offer of $4.95 for the first month, then….! It was because of this quiet but steady stream of upsells that I give Arbicash System an
Overall Rank of 8/10
Arbicash is a different way of earning cash online. You do not need to know much besides wordpress site creation which you can learn at Wealthy Affiliate. Everything else you need is in your download.
As I have already mentioned, there are upsells but only a few. You can go up to the first upsell and put Arbicash System to work for you.
Let me know how you get on by leaving a comment below.