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Cutting out CPA Networks?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by alih97, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. alih97

    alih97 Junior Member

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    if you were promoting offers from networks like Maxbounty, peerfly, etc. And if you were making a substantial amount of income from those offers (talking like 10-20K a month). Could you cut out CPA networks and contact the advertiser/publishers directly and try to work out a deal or contract with them so you could make more money and you wouldn't have to go through CPA networks. If so, how would you contact these publishers without your CPA network knowing and how would you approach those advertisers?

    This is hypothetical of course, just curious if anyone has done this before.
     
  2. EPC

    EPC Junior Member Premium Member

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    Absolutely, sometimes. Much of the time network volume allows for networks to pay you what the advertiser would as networks have preexisting volume specific contracts

    This means that while 10k a month might seem like a big deal to you, the advertiser might not actually want to deal with you. This is subjective, of course as some don't mind at all
     
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    I have already done this few times and am still in contact with some advertisers as we speak.
     
  4. alih97

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    How did you get in touch with them? Also how did you approach tgem, and are they paying you more than the offers you used to promote?
     
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    I found a few of them through Linkedin. Yes they pay more because they are AOR and exclusive to them only.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with going direct to sponsor after establishing yourself in the CPA business. Most networks have affiliate managers that you can get on solid ground with who can go and get you higher commissions. If it's just about the money, the easiest first step is to talk to an affiliate manager and specifically ask for the bumps you want. All they can say is no if they can't make it happen, and honestly on that level of volume they SHOULD be able to get you some bumps.

    Of course in the end it can often be much more profitable to go to the sponsor directly and seek a more direct and transparent relationship. If you have metrics, and are comfortable talking to business-minded people this is no problem at all to get in the good graces of these folks. After all everybody just wants to make more money. If you are doing this level of volume in any under-handed way at all ... I'd strongly encourage you to stick to your model AS IS as going direct to sponsor will almost certainly be the end of your enterprise if everything is not on the up and up.
     
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