A Brief Interview with The Behemoth

January 23, 2009 Posted by Tyler Cruz

Some of you may know him as CD8470, others as the moniker The Behemoth, or simply as his name Scott, but most of you will identify him as the undefeated winner of all 6 of my Affiliate Marketing Competitions that were at that time all hosted by MarketLeverage.

Whatever you call him, there is no doubt that he has seen absolute success with affiliate marketing. With MarketLeverage alone (he uses a couple other networks as well) he generated a total of $251,031.60 during the second half of 2008, with another $46,949.80 being generated this month so far, giving him a total of $297,981.40.

What’s even more impressive is that the majority of that $46,949.80 was generated in the past few days. That right, during the past few days The Behemoth has recently been doing just over $10,000 a day.

I actually interviewed Scott back in July of last year after he won the first the very first Affiliate Marketing Challenge, so this is a follow-up interview since his numbers have exploded during the past 6 months.

Tyler:
You’ve come a very long way since you competed in the very first Affiliate Marketing Challenge which was held back in June/July of 2008 in which you generated a total of $3,328.20. Only four months later, won the 5th Affiliate Marketing Challenge with an amazing $91,079.80. What would you attribute this tremendous growth to?

Scott:
It really is just a matter of plugging away and (1) continuing to split-test and fine tune the offers that do work and (2) trying out new offers with new traffic sources to find new winners. There is tremendous money to be made out there but it takes genuine effort to find those nuggets. The successful affiliate marketer needs to continually research, test and innovate to find the winners.

Tyler:
In our first interview, held shortly after you won the first challenge, you stated in one of your answers that you did a bit of a mixture for traffic methods including "banner advertising, SEO and PPC with PPC probably being the lion’s share overall right now." Has this changed since then, and if so, do you think that is what helped you push your numbers so high?

Scott:
No, although my overall traffic volume has increased the mixture really has not changed that much from the initial interview. Some things that looked promising at the time did not scale they way that I thought they might, but I still continue to try and test new traffic sources frequently.

Tyler:
Seen below is a photo of your LG – Scarlet 52″ 1080p LCD HDTV you won in the 5th Affiliate Marketing Challenge with $91,079.80. Your setup looks sweet and you did a good job wall-mounting the TV. How are you enjoying it?

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Scott:
I actually ended up getting MarketLeverage to replace it with the Samsung LN52A860 which I liked better after comparing it side-by-side with the LG. The clarity of the picture on the Samsung is just out of this world. I thought my old HDTV was nice but the Samsung absolutely blows it out of the water. Thanks a lot to Dina and ML!!

Tyler: 
You have generated close to $300,000 with MarketLeverage since you registered last summer. During the past few days I’ve noticed you’ve been hitting $10,000 per day from MarketLeverage alone, not counting your campaigns running on other networks. Is this a new milestone for you and something you ever thought you’d achieve?

Scott:
Yes, there have been a few very nice days recently and they are among the highest grossing days that I have had. I have never set a goal for myself of earning X amount of dollars by a particular date, but rather I just continue to learn as much as I can and to push myself as hard as I can. 

Tyler: 
Many true super affiliates say that "the sky is the limit" in terms of how much you can make with PPC affiliate marketing. Now that you are doing $10,000 per day, can you see yourself one day doing $50,000 per day? I know there are some super affiliates out there doing $50,000-$100,000 per day.

Scott:
Things can change so quickly in affiliate marketing that I might be just as close to a $50 day as a $50k day – you just really never know and you certainly can never take anything for granted. However, making $50k in one day is absolutely 100% possible though and I certainly wouldn’t mind reaching that level.

Tyler: 
A number of my readers have left comments requesting that you start a blog. Is this something that you would consider doing?

Scott:
Well, I am flattered by their requests, but unless I come up with a unique means to really provide value to readers I probably will not be creating a blog anytime soon. How about if people post questions in the comment section here for the next 24 hours though and I’ll take a quick crack at them?

Ask Scott a Question

You heard him folks. Here’s your chance to ask a true super affiliate who is currently doing 5-figures a day a question.

Just leave your question in the comments below and Scott will try to respond to them.

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Posted: January 23rd, 2009 under Affiliate Marketing  

36 Responses to “A Brief Interview with The Behemoth”

  1. Barry says:

    Scott,

    Congrats on the great improvement over the last few months! In 4 days you will have made as much as I make in a whole year working at 8:30 to 5:00 job. I am pretty new to affiliate markating and have only made about $17.00. What do you think the best thing for me to do to try and make more money at it?

    How long ago did you start affiliate marketing?

  2. David says:

    Scott,

    Considering the fact that you’ve made quite a lot of money with affiliate marketing, have you ever considered putting together a coaching/mentoring program with a select group of people that you can teach your methods to and see if they can earn a living like you? If you were to do that and your “students” performed well think of how many people would join your program. You’d have another set of income rolling in daily.

  3. affiliatizer says:

    Wow… That’s huge ‘Income’ :)

  4. Chris M says:

    Well done Scott! I would love to know what kind of website or multiple sites you’re running! :)

  5. Larry says:

    Very well done Scott. With all that money rolling had you set yourself up under some type of business structure LLC, corp. at the start or some point during your venture? How many sites do you run?

  6. PPC Noob says:

    Question For Scott
    ———————

    Scott,

    Well, I guess this is two questions really. You mentioned in the interview that your techniques involved a combination of SEO / PCC and direct click through / banner advertising. I am particularly interested in the SEO element. Are you building (and promoted) highly optimised sites for specific offers, or do you have several, large / SEO’d sites you simply place various offers on?

    I guess my second question is the inevitable how to get started in PPC. I do fairly well online via other methods, very well in fact and would be willing to throw $10 / $20K into PPC to just give it a try. My question is, is it better to go all in with a fairly large budget – the shotgun approach if you like and see what works and what doesn’t, or simply start off with a few hundred dollars like most and learn the game that way?

    I think that’s it, if you could answer the above I’d appreciate it.

    Good work!

    Paul

  7. Simon says:

    Scott,

    What do you do about google slaps and the quailty score?

    Just one landing page won’t cut it as it looks like a bridge page? Or do you get away with it somehow ;)

    Do you build mini sites around a particular offer? Have you any hints and tips regarding getting a high quality score with the site itself?

    Thanks and well done :)

  8. Paul B says:

    Those are some really impressive gross figures but I’m more interested in what you’re netting on a daily basis?

    What sort of costs are you seeing to generate that $10,000?

    Keep up the good work.

    Paul

  9. Congrats on your success, got a quick question about the PPC side of things of your business.

    Do you focus on both the search and content network or do you find yourself focussing on one of them. Also what type of ROI do you run at (or aim for) :)?

    Richard

  10. David Crowther says:

    Questions for Scott
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Thanks for answering these questions Scott!

    1. How do you pick offers for your campaigns? Do you do research? Gut instinct? Or do you play the numbers game to find the winners?

    2. At what point do you decide an offer will not make you a profit and stop the campaign?

    3. Do you run direct linking campaigns? If so, are you more successful with with direct linking or creating landing sites?

    Many thanks Scott.

    ~David

  11. MLDina says:

    Great feedback, Scott! Looks like you’re growing quite the fan base. Glad you’re enjoying the TV as well- hopefully we can send out a few more of those to some aspiring affiliates out there.

    If anyone has questions they’d like to cover on GreenLinks, in addition to hearing from Scott, please DM us on Twitter (@MarketLeverage), or email us at MLTV@MarketLeverage.com. We’ll see if we can get your questions answered via video.

  12. Jay says:

    Nice follow-up interview. I do have a question:

    Mr. Behemoth,

    Out of that total amount Tyler quoted you making, how much of it was actually profit?

    Thanks!

    Jay

  13. Tom says:

    Great revenue numbers!

    But – what are your costs? I don’t expect you to give your exact numbers – but I personally would not want to be spending $275K on PPC or other sources for a 10% return. That is a lot of risk.

    I would hope your returns are in a high percentage range.

    I guess my question is: Does your return on the total revenue outweigh the risk you are laying out?

  14. Tip Jar says:

    Congrats on your success!

    I do have a few questions, something that others have already asked but:

    How much of that is profit?

    What search engine is your favorite to work with?

    Do you do any social advertising?

    Any secrets to success?

  15. Keith says:

    How long have you been in affiliate marketing?

    Do you suggest starting small with email/zip or obscure niches or going where you know there is money and take your piece (financial, weight loss, dating)?

    What’s the quickest/most efficient way to test an offer without putting too much time into building a page/site?

    Whenever I look at offers I think a lot are junk or spammy. I’m willing to test them though because it doesn’t matter what I think to be honest.

    Thanks Scott and Tyler.

  16. Greg Ellison says:

    Very cool setup you have there. Greg Ellison

  17. mike says:

    congrats on the success, scott

    no offense but why does someone making 10 grand a day care about contests

    • Who wouldn’t want a free TV and other free stuff while still making thousands daily? lol

    • @Mike,

      I’m not speaking for Scott, but in general, many like the push a competition gives them and/or simply receiving a reward.

      In A.L. Wiliams book “All You Can Do…” he talks about having sales reps who were making millions per year busting their butts to earn a trophy or special company t-shirt or mugs. Recognition is also another powerful motivator. It’s human nature, and theres nothing wrong with it.

      Also, no matter how much you are making daily, who wouldn’t want a free $3K HDTV or Laptop, etc.?

      Tim

  18. Funny Quotes says:

    Damn, that’s incredibly impressive earnings. Too bad he doesn’t make a blog though, I’d be interested in reading about all his ideas and how he is doing with the making money online business.

  19. first of all, great setup it looks fantastic! and great interview, reading about scott who makes “megabucks” online is inspiring for anyone. :D

  20. About $10,000 a day from affiliate marketing and probably a least half of that as profit is quite impressive. Scott, you don’t even need to create a blog and you are already inspiring many of us :D

    -Mike

  21. Becky says:

    Scott, Are you single? And Can I have $30,000??? Hey, you make that in 3 days, why the hell not give that to me?

    Anyways… Tell me everything you know. EVERYTHING!

    And great interview guys.

    Becky :)

  22. Mike says:

    I’m curious, is the 10,000/day net profit or gross sales?

  23. Great achievements, I was just wondering to get US$10,000 per day, how many blogs/sites he used?if doing campaign using PPC, what kind of amount budget to spend, and as we all know no guarantee we can win over PPC Google, I know many people bankrupt using this kind of campaign, would be interesting to know in this forums to reveal everything and not just some story with lot’s of numbers”?? great tips though.

  24. Dustin says:

    Very inspirational post, definitely like the setup. How much would I have to pay you to do that same setup for me :D

  25. Tyler Cruz says:

    I’m just letting you know that Scott just sent me his responses to your questions and I’ll have them up in a post scheduled for the 29th.

  26. Luke says:

    I just have two questions for you Scott.

    1) Are you already an affiliate at XY7.com?
    2) If you are, why aren’t you my affiliate? :)

    Awesome earnings. Congrats on your success!

  27. Greg Ellison says:

    Nice interview, want to read more.

    thanks

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  29. Typhoon says:

    Is their any interesting game being played ion that TV..What’s the name of that game??

  30. Classifieds says:

    Wow those are some great figures you are making, what do you do with all the things you win? Do you have room for all of them

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