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Can anyone explain what a CPA network is in laymen terms for me?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Findx, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Findx

    Findx Newbie

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    Or just direct me to a thread to do so, I tried the search but was met with only "whats the best cpa network" type threads.
    I'm guessing its a website that has a database of affiliate offers from company's?

    I also found someone talking about affiliate managers, can you sign up for one when you sign up for a network?

    Also, does me not being in the US make any difference to the CPA network I join? Do they have to be country specific?

    Thanks guys

    Basically I could have typed this stuff into google, but I'm really looking for an answer to whats a nice starting network to sign up for, and do you have to pay for them?
     
  2. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    The quote to this section of the forum says this:

    You normally don't pay to sign up with a CPA company. You are there to make money, not spend it.
    CPA companies may have restrictions on where they accept publishers from.

    A good solid network depends on what you are looking for. There are some CPA companies owned by BHW members though.

    That should answer your questions. Good luck. :)
     
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  3. Findx

    Findx Newbie

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    Ah okay thanks for the info.
    Anything about Affiliate managers?
     
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  4. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    Be nice to them: they are the ones paying you.

    So before launching a campaign you think might be tricky just ask them if its allowed. If not don't do it but depending on your relationship with your AM you may find that not all rules are written in stone.

    Good luck. :)
     
  5. skyflier

    skyflier Newbie

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    You will be assigned an AM who will look after all your activity, leads, payouts etc. Piss them off and you will not get paid. It's essential that you maintain an amicable relationship with your AM. ANy queries or complaints you have will be directed to them first.
     
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  6. zero-day

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    To quote what SkyFlier said "Piss them off and you will not get paid". That is not true in the slightest bit - unless you are working with a shady network of course.
     
  7. skyflier

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    Yes, I'll have to partially agree with this. Might have been a bit harsh there. In generaly, AMs are nice and if your leads are not questionable, then you will get paid. The relationship aspect comes into play ocassionaly. You don't even need to know your AM for that matter.

    That being said, there have been instances when I've personally not been paid, cuz the AM was being a hardass. This won't be a problem with most reputable networks though.