Here’s How Affiliate Marketing Veteran Tim Burd Reached the Pinnacle of Success.

Here’s How Affiliate Marketing Veteran Tim Burd Reached the Pinnacle of Success.

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Meet Tim Burd Co-Founder of AdLeaks & Agency Y – a serial entrepreneur with multiple 7-figure exits over the last decade. He’s been in the spotlight by Forbes, Bloomberg, and continues to grow in the media.

Tim now lives in California and runs the largest Facebook advertising community in existence and owns a digital ad agency called Agency Y. He does high-end advertising, CRO consulting, and hosts popular shows with other experts in the industry.

Cloudways: Hi Tim, let’s start with a traditional question. How did it all start? What’s your story? 

Tim Burd: I started in affiliate marketing back when I was 19 years old. I had been a mortgage broker prior to that and was desperate to get out of the corporate world and learn to make money online. After finding quick success as an affiliate, I got a call from the affiliate program owner and he asked me to be an affiliate manager and help teach other people affiliate marketing. From there I started my own affiliate network, my own offers, my own agency and so on and here I am!

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Cloudways: You have sold many online businesses? Is it pure luck or a well-executed growth strategy? 

Tim Burd: Yes I have sold many now and I would say its a mix of preparation and luck like much in life. I haven’t made a business plan for any of my businesses funny enough but always have strategies in my head I implement as well as a vision for what the company could be and then typically after just 12-24months I sell it.

Cloudways: To what extent are Facebook Ads essential for affiliate marketing? 

Tim Burd: I wouldn’t necessarily say they are essential as many affiliates run traffic on sources other than Facebook Ads but obviously Facebook is a huge source of traffic and has so much scale so it is definitely a great platform to learn and implement as most of the largest affiliates do utilize Facebook Ads.

Cloudways: What are the key elements for a successful lead generation campaign? What’s the role of well-optimized content, effective distribution strategy, and paid ads? 

Tim Burd: Successful angle to your ad copy, great creatives (copy, image & video) as well as a super-fast loading simple landing page with a desirable offer. Many verticals within lead generation also can definitely benefit from content creation, blog posts, short videos on youtube, IG, etc with a mix of direct response style ads for retargeting.

Cloudways: While running Facebook advertisements, what key aspects an affiliate marketer should focus on to maximize campaign ROI? 

Tim Burd: For affiliate marketing, the most important things are your angle, creative and pre-sell/squeeze page. The make it or break it though seems to



This article was written by Usman Dar and originally published on The Official Cloudways Blog.

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