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How to protect yourself and track conversions right?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Mike9587, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Mike9587

    Mike9587 Junior Member

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    Hello everyone. i am new in the forum but i have been around for sometime reading and observing. i was wondering what should affiliates do to track earnings, i mean the real earnings. we don't control the pixels which put us all in a great risk. see, networks offer a rev share program, mostly 60/40 or so they say. but we all know most merchants and networks skim us. so for example if you brought a targeted 100,000 clicks with only 100 or less conversion you will feel that you have been robbed. and it is true. you get the idea. so, how mega affiliates protect their earnings?
     
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  2. Enryu

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    Well, the only way to be 100% sure is to simply create your own products and promote those exclusively, so you control every aspect of the funnel.

    Interestingly enough, it tends to be the IM newbies who are most concerned about being cheated, when it behooves them to simply focus on getting something off the ground and consistently earning.

    Once you're more experienced and earning consistently, you'll see that your fears of being robbed are largely unwarranted as long as you're working with an established network and not violating their TOS. I'm not saying some shady things don't happen in the IM world, but you shouldn't be worrying yourself over it if you're working with an established, reputable network and just starting out.

    Then, once you're a "mega affiliate" you'll probably want to be creating your own offers anyways. Either that, or you'll have networks bending over backwards to keep you with them.