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Chaturbate is scam, avoid it at all costs

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Galaxian, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Galaxian

    Galaxian Junior Member

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    Hey, this is just a warning that Chaturbate is a big fat scam. I have been using their affiliate system a few months ago and was getting people to sign up by individually talking to each and every one of them (bot was doing that) which gave a huge signup rate (50+ tier1/day) and apparently that is not acceptable by them. So what did they do? Well, they simply banned my account with close to 400USD (if I remember correctly) due to "generating fake account signups and attempting to collect the associated referral commissions" even though none of the signups was fake and I didn't even try to collect the commission.

    400USD isn't a big deal but what annoys me is how unfair they are and the fact that it took week to get reply from them regarding this: https://i.gyazo.com/95594a0b146e19017c1aa5a52fa889eb.png

    Use their affiliate program at your own risk but be prepared that they can simply ban you for no reason, waste your time and tell you to "speak to your attorney". I will be moving over to Crakrevenue over the following days and hope that they offer better service.
     
  2. FA925

    FA925 Power Member

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    I think you just got unlucky. I've always sent them ewhore-bot traffic and they've paid me thousands.
     
  3. iPinner

    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    So you are sending them chats traffic which does not convert to sales, then start bitching around?
    You will get the same result with Crakrevenue, it is your traffic quality, not the network issue.
    I suggest you to move to PPS model.
     
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  4. Galaxian

    Galaxian Junior Member

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    Could be, I was sending ewhore traffic aswell.

    Does it say somewhere that traffic needs to convert into sales? All it says is that they pay 1-0.1USD/real signup which is what I delivered. It doesn't state that signups are required to spend money in order for you to earn the commission?
     
  5. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If your free regs don't spend money, CB doesn't make money and you won't make any either, because they will either ban you or you'll be only allowed to use the revshare program. No network includes this in their TOS (i think), it's common sense.

    It won't help if you switch networks. If you send garbage traffic to PPL, you won't get paid, it's simple as that.

    Try revshare or PPS, if you feel, that your traffic is not complete garbage.

    Also i remember reading multiple threads here where OP claims that they accept chat traffic, maybe try those.
     
  6. Neverex

    Neverex Newbie

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    From Crakrevenue blogpost that I JUST read. Please read this with thought.
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    For the affiliates: they get paid for each lead, which allows them to cash their earnings quickly. No need to wait for conversions or rebills. It’s paid upfront in full trust that leads will convert according to a predetermined ratio. WIN.

    For the sponsor: if a cost per acquisition target has been properly set, the leads convert at the expected ratio and, unlike revshare, future rebill revenues are kept as a bonus for the risk assumed by fronting the money in the first place. WIN.

    Everybody wins.

    But unfortunately, It’s not that easy. As we said earlier, successfully promoting PPL programs requires an understanding of the delicate balance on which “the Deal” relies.

    One of the common misconceptions about PPL offers is that it is the easiest and most lucrative way of making money with online advertising these days, since you can send in about any type of traffic and get paid for your leads.

    WRONG.

    Sponsors agree to pay for the leads but are expecting conversions in return.

    Obvious?

    Yes. But you would be surprised to know how many affiliates seem to forget it.

    In fact, it is such a big stake in this game, it can’t afford to be forgotten. This is also the main reason why an affiliate might get kicked out of a PPL program"

    Of course they expect the traffic to convert
     
  7. masush300

    masush300 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    thats unlucky..
    Better switch to other network (send good quality traffic)
    may be most of them were kids LOL

    p.s: I was thinking to join their affilliate program now is that a bad idea?
     
  8. FA925

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    No its not a bad idea to join chaturbate. They pay $1 per unverified email signup for christ sakes.
     
  9. PVAgmail

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    try 20% rev share.. and you will see the difference..
    i have made $100++ with just 3 high quality sign up.. lol
     
  10. Rasputin78

    Rasputin78 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Which offer? Chaturbate or .....?


     
  11. L7788

    L7788 Registered Member

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    if you send them bot traffic and they ban you for fraud, that's pretty normal imho
     
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    Chaturbate
     
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    Yeah just choose Revshare next time, this way you won't get banned, even with low quality traffic like you sent, but of coarse you already knew that this traffic wouldn't convert anyway...
     
  14. UptonGoodwin

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    There is not a single PPL affiliate program that is going to let you send traffic that doesn't convert to sales. It's not a scam, it's commonsense.
     
  15. monetizetrash

    monetizetrash Junior Member

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    I also send trash traffic, as you guess from my user name and avatar picture, to PPL and CPA cam offers, including bots, and I was never banned in 6 or more years by no any network. I used chaturbate, crakrevenue, tubecamgirl, bongacams, and some others that are now closed (but most these paid before to close anyway).
    Of course my sign ups was real people. If you create fake signups yourself, you waste time only.
    But real people signups is not enough. As the other guys said in the thread, if your signups never convert into sales, the network will stop paying or switch you to rev share.
    Come on, if you owned the network, you would do the same, you are not santa claus?

    Then how to be paid for trash traffic for long time? If you know your method is chat traffic, bots or something that do not convert in rev share or PPS, then my suggestion is to contact the affiliate network before to start, instead to earn $100's and wait the network write you first, saying your traffic is bad or even banning you.
    The OP earned $400 before that Chaturbate could check his signups quality. When found it was low quality and no sales, maybe decided, better to not pay $400.
    What if the OP contacted Chaturbate before to start, presenting himself, asking if that's ok to use his method and bots. If Chaturbate replied positively, then, it would be more difficult for Chaturbate to ban him after. The OP could have made just $50 payable worth of signups, pause, and again contact Chaturbate, asking what they think of these few signups. Only when Chaturbate replies, you restart doing more signups.

    The same advice is for when you start with every new CPA network, better to contact first, make them friends, tell them if it is ok what you want to do, send first $50 maximum test of signups, ask what they think. Never start in silence, and earn $400 on surprise, this is a risk if you're not making sales.

    Some networks write such common sense in their affiliate instructions page. For example look what is written at the top of tubecamgirl affiliate page:

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    NOTE ON CHAT TRAFFIC (OMEGLE / CHATROULETTE / KIK / FB / ...): if your method is skype/yahoo etc. chat traffic direct sales via human agents and/or bots in chatrooms, needs pre-approval (contact us before to start!). Do not use microworkers, rapidworkers, mturk or similar, it brings only fake signups with proxy/vpn that will not be payable. Even if accepted, for chat traffic we pay CPA $1 or max $2 per signup (depends on results), not $3 as clicked banners or other methods. If incentivized (promise off-site prize, such as free messenger show if he register etc.), we do not accept at all. And if chat traffic, ask the age to guys first! Send only who is 25+ years old or older, we don't want younger, they just offense and troll girls and never pay.
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    This is reasonable, so $3 CPA for who convert in sales, otherwise you discuss in advance for lower pay if you send trash. If not all CPA traffic is same good, is common sense is not all paid same. Better than not paid at all, you guys email the network before to start, and make small test and ask to check the signups, before to work weeks and collect $500 payable, then get nothing!