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How would you go about making & operating a new CPA network?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by krzysiekz, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    Not that it is in my current plans to even try this, I just thought I would ask because it is something that I am very interested in, but have been unable t find almost anything that will help me out. I'm hoping some of you here may have some insight.

    I just see so many bad reviews about CPA networks, about them shaving like crazy, not paying out on time, not replying to emails (which I have experienced myself with a CPA) and I just feel like if I had one of these networks that I was running, I could do all of those things properly.

    Anyway, does anyone have an idea on how you would go about setting it up? How would you get the back end of the site set up?
    How would you be able to tell if someone is screwing the system?
    How would you get the offers?

    Any ideas? I'm just interested but i'm deep into some other ventures at the moment.
     
  2. mapleleafz

    mapleleafz Junior Member

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    I'm interested too. If you need a small investor or partner give me a shout. (I have no idea where to start though)
     
  3. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Glad to see you're interested, too! I think it would be a good idea, although I would not plan to be a huge network (at least not right away) but one of those smaller networks (so there is better communication) but like you, no idea where to start.

    Let's hope some replies come in and we can have a good discussion :)
     
  4. yamahafzr

    yamahafzr Regular Member Premium Member

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    The problem is, a lot of these networks just broker from the bigger networks, who broker from even bigger networks. So the affiliates balls are held by the networks, whos balls are held by a higher network, whos balls are held by an even higher network. One thing goes wrong in that chain and the affiliate is ********ed. Dont forget every networks minor shaving. It all adds up. If you want to start a network, it will be hard. HasOffer's is easy to use. The hard part is getting reliable offers, and then getting affiliates who can push traffic, and dont do any fraud

    basically, what makes you better then the proven and reliable big name?
     
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  5. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Thanks yamaha for your reply. I can understand your point about what makes me better or stand out - but I believe, like with a lot of things, some people may join slowly, and eventually post some good reviews and you grow like that. Not expecting some magic to happen overnight, but I think word of mouth + internet will be enough to make a network grow (of course, assuming the service/payments/etc is good).

    I can see what you mean about even if I as a network would not shave, that shaving would still occur. So, is it hard to go to the companies actually offering the offers directly, or is it almost impossible?

    Any way to determine when someone is being fraudulent?
     
  6. yamahafzr

    yamahafzr Regular Member Premium Member

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    Advertisers wont want to go directly with you unless you can push xxx a day, which there is no way that would happen until you were well established. Even then it is hard. You have to interview affiliates, and look for fishy traffic. It is hard to tell unless the advertiser tells you
     
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  7. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    I've just had a look at hasoffers and it seems it's not all too hard to get one of these 'networks' up and running. Actually, it seems quite easy (I feel quite silly now thinking it was hard) but I guess the hard part is going directly with the advertisers, but hasoffers is good for someone starting out (not big enough).

    I guess the hard part is making sure that I will be paid for the traffic, so that ultimately I can pay the affiliates.
     
  8. Jeremy_AM

    Jeremy_AM Regular Member

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    If you have good traffic you shouldn't have issues being paid. The problem is that so many 'networks' that use HasOffers aim for the lowest hanging fruit and simply say that they'll accept everyone, and they have no real idea of what they're doing, so they get a ton of frauders and everyone gets screwed in the end.

    The truth of the matter is though, that yes there are a lot of complaints about networks not paying, not responding, and being generally shady, but most complaints are about the sort of one-man-show hasoffers networks that everyone starts up. There are tons of solid, reputable networks out there, so when you start a network on your own, with hasoffers, just kinda on a whim, you mainly are only going to get publishers that prey on these kinds of networks.

    Not trying to discourage you, but it would be very hard to go that route and expect much more. IMO hasoffers is like the hardware store selling picks and shovels to all the gold prospectors. They're the only ones that are benefiting (except the few cases of the well-organized professional companies that also choose to use it).
     
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  9. amberlamps

    amberlamps BANNED BANNED

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    i think you should become a advertiser first and then you will have a way better insight in what is needed to start a network
     
  10. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

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    I would start a network with a tool that no other network uses, stand out and be different.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  11. yamahafzr

    yamahafzr Regular Member Premium Member

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    Do you have $xxx,xxx dollars to invest?
     
  12. Jeremy_AM

    Jeremy_AM Regular Member

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    lol, wait - i just realized that i said "If you have good traffic you shouldn't have issues being paid". what was i thinking? haha. if you were to open a network you'll get stiffed quite a bit. you can't ever avoid that 100%. you just have to roll with the punches and foot the bill out of pocket.