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How are affiliate managers compensated?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by TipTop, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. TipTop

    TipTop Registered Member

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    I was hoping someone could share, in some detail, how CPA affiliate managers get paid. Are they salary + commission or 100% commission? Also, how would their bonus structures work? I realize that it might vary somewhat from network to network but I would imagine they are all similar. I know there are a couple former affiliate managers on the forum so maybe one of you might have some good insight.

    By the way, the reason I ask is because I'm interested to know how much my business means to each of my affiliate managers.
     
  2. CSalt2

    CSalt2 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    From speaking with a few AM's at major networks,
    It seems like they're getting commision and salaries.
    But i have no idea the specifics.
     
  3. oxonbeef

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    Shaving!
     
  4. TermsB

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    The only people to complain of shaving seem to be those bringing bad leads anyways. You get what you give.
     
  5. yellowbus

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    From what I know (usually) AM's receive a base salary and a % commission (I would assume would vary between networks, nothing close to 100% commission.)

    If you think about it, it makes sense why AM's are always pushing you to create more campaigns.
     
  6. character

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    He meant 100% commission as in, their paycheck involves 0% salary, and 100% comission

    not that the actual commission was 100%
     
  7. yellowbus

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    Ahh I see, I misread it.
    I seem to remember it's approx 5% commission, can't remember where I heard to this or if it's a number I made up in my head.
     
  8. crisis23

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    yea i noticed that..

    and 5% is a big commision.. so maybe if you have big earnings those AM doesnt want you to be terminated..
     
  9. cupid_stunt

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    It varies depending on the network, but most on on a salary + commission.

    From the AM's I've talked to, commission seems to be 3 - 10% of the networks earnings.

    (And networks earnings vary, but tend to be around 20% of the offer payout).

    So they don't make a tonne from publisher commissions, but no doubt it would add up if you manage hundreds of accounts.

    Cheers
     
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  10. seojumper

    seojumper Regular Member

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    Just 20%? Are you sure?

    I saw that at Kolimbo, they are offering CPA 100$ for gambling. I guess that with numbers they roll in, they get at least 200$ CPA or even more.
     
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    I just did a little math and here is what I got. 5% commission by 100 people earning 100 dollars a day is 500 dollars. Not too bad being that there is still salary involved.
     
  12. KHMNTCPR8

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    not always, i dont do bad leads but ill get shaved everynow and then when i get huge traffic. its almost like they normalize my earnings
     
  13. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    Most of the AMs I've worked with seem to be compensated by blows to the head causing retardation.

    But they usually have a decent salary and commission.

    And for the person who put up stats about 100 people making $100 a day... that's probably an AMs wet dream.

    I can't remember where, but there was a blog at one of the networks by a new AM. he put down the earnings of his entire stable in a chart. His top earner was doing like $12k a month. #2 was like $1100 and the other 50 or so averaged about $20 a month in earnings.

    I think they took the chart down after a while, but it really blew my mind how little most affiliates make.

    Now he was new, so I'm sure he helped the serious ones up their earnings as best he could, but still. The HUGE majority of our "competition" actually isn't if that chart was accurate.

    More experienced AMs have a few race horses that make shitloads. But the vast majority of affiliates are basically dead weight.

    I wouldn't be an AM. Couldn't pay me enough to deal with guys like me. :)
     
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  14. OldMadHatter

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    I would like to know the numbers as well.... I think cupid_stunt @9 has a realistic picture, taking into account what it costs to run a network.
    From the cost perspective, I would say most networks are smaller than you'd think. A certain 3-letter acronym network is actually a 4 people operation using different signatures when talking to advertisers or publishers :)
     
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  15. TheInternetHustler

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    Number two was just $1100????? Lol, if the AM on the network I am working with now has stats like that, then it looks like I'd be number two for july(I know the month just started, but I know I am gonna make $,$$$).. Damn, I feel L337 now..