1. Name, Title, Location.
Todd Rambilas, Founder of BlackFox Network, New York City.
2. How long have you been in affiliate marketing and how did you get involved?
Since 2008. Been involved in online based businesses since 2008. Owned and sold ecommerce stores, lead generation funnels and even apps. First money I ever made was through SEO to my ecommerce store. After I realized the full potential and how much MORE I could earn I sold the ecommerce business and jumped head into affiliate marketing. I also have other startups in different industries some VC backed and others bootstrapped. More than willing to make connections.
3. Give us a little glimpse into what a typical day in your life looks like.
I’m up by 4:30am every day. First thing I get done, is my morning prayer then off to reading. I spend at minimum 30 minutes to an hour a day educating myself and finding new ways of how I can make my business better. Then I head to work and begin discussions with my team to see where are downfalls are, where we can do better and to how we can create a more personalized relationship with our affiliates. Then I spend another hour launching and monitoring campaigns optimizing till I receive the highest ROI. I then attend to my email which takes about an hour over 1K+ per day. Usually I would leave work at 10pm and found dead asleep by 11pm. On a daily basis I deal with over 500 people through email, skype, meetings or conference calls.
4. What are your hobbies/interests/passions?
Since I was a child I always loved cars. Still do aside from helping people I like to educate.
I find that through education you can change a person. It’s what literally separates the rich from the poor. Once you know the “know how” it’s all about execution.
5. There are already so many affiliate marketer and bloggers out there. What makes You different?
Simple, we help affiliates optimize campaigns. If we see your sending a bunch of clicks and no conversions we’ll reach out and help you milk your campaign dry. Unlike other networks its not all about the money. It’s about the relationships. Through my years running this business I find that the best affiliate marketers are those willing to make changes, willing to learn and most of all willing to take action we just guide you in the right direction. I remember The first affiliate network I ever signed up with never offered me support. When I asked for target demographics to optimize my campaign there response was “ You’re an affiliate marketer your suppose to know these things.”
6. What kinds of traffic generation methods do you focus most of your on? (PPC, SEO, SMO). Do you use any tools that you can recommend?
A lot. SEO I haven’t touched in a while. I personally just don’t like the fact that by a flip of a switch your earnings we’ll decrease to $0 overnight. Majority of the tools I use are in house and made by my developers.
7. Are you currently looking to work with other marketers? if so what are the criteria for other marketers to be considered to work with you?
Most definitely. For other marketers to work with us first thing we need is to verify if there real.
W9 is needed for domestic applications for international applicants we’ll be reaching out to you via email/skype or phone call. We do not work with any marketers who send fraudulent traffic in the form of fake CC info, proxies or duplicate entries. Try to game the system and we’ll issue a permanent ban.
8. For those who are interested in working with you – What’s the best way/time to reach you?
Best way to get to me is Todd@Blackfox.io. For an immediate response reach out to my affiliate manager Jay@Blackfox.io
9. What are the keys to building successful relationships between Affiliates?
The key in my opinion is to give them winning campaigns so they can profit right off the bat.
Too many times I have seen affiliate networks give affiliates offers to push just because they need traffic. We do not practice that at all. If we have something that works we give it to you and help you capitalize on it. Blackfox Performance Network is more than just an ordinary network. We are a family here and that’s how we treat you. We don’t shave leads, give you BS excuses on late payments or make up stories about traffic quality.
10. What do you think about where the industry is going? Where you and your company may be going? What advice would you give to affiliates to keep up the pace.
This is the million dollar question. The key to understand here is that in the affiliate marketing industry it heads wherever you have buyers. Everyone we’ll tell you it’s going mobile which is true. But why? The reason why is because of convenience. Mobile utilities and games will always be booming because of the various angles that can be taken. Other evergreen industries include weight loss, biz opp, and dating.
For advertisers to survive they need to program their websites to adapt to users browsers/phone dimensions. Customers are moving away from desktops and purchasing through tablets and smartphones. You’d be surprise at how much sales is lost just because an advertiser chose not to have his site responsive.