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If a CPA Payment passes the 30 day mark, are you guaranteed to get paid?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by blackhatcatz, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. blackhatcatz

    blackhatcatz Power Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Quick question, if you get past the 30 days of the previous month, and are just waiting for the wire transfer, are you guaranteed to get the payment? Is this the usual case or can they change their mind, whenever they like?

    All the best,

    Catz
     
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    ximscreamingx Power Member

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    Nothing is ever a guarantee until the money is in the bank.
     
  3. Rambo

    Rambo BANNED BANNED

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    Exactly what I was going to say.

    Until the money has been cleared in your bank account, nothing is guaranteed.

    Good luck in getting paid. Were you expecting much?
     
  4. Rein1418

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    I agree. You shouldn't be worried unless you're doing something fishy :)
     
  5. toph421

    toph421 Newbie

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    Just work with Good affiliate Network , and you will be able to get paid after a year too.
     
  6. BlackSmack

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    Nothing is guaranteed, BUT...

    I'm on the advertiser and publisher side of CPA so I know a little thing or 2. It really depends on the contract the advertiser signs with a CPA network AND it depends on when they do their scrubs/checks (meaning they might let things slide for a month until they run he numbers and then just request a list of affiliates be removed from their offer, which doesn't mean they won't pay really)

    What I mean is this. Most of the time CPA networks make advertisers sign contracts that say 3-14 days after a lead/sale is generated they can not dispute the lead/sale and must pay on them (of course there's always the case where they could just not pay the network, but that's a different story).

    Now lets say in a week from now the advertiser decides to scrub/check. You will PROBABLY get paid unless all your leads are bogus (then that's a legal thing which goes beyond the scope of a contract). But you may lose the money you made between the pay cut off and when they do their checking.

    That's why you should, if you are doing anything questionable (I'm not saying fraud I'm saying pushing the envelope a little) then spread it across a few networks and make sure you're spread across different advertisers (there are the same advertisers on many networks running multiple offers so double check you are not using the same one on another network.
     
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  7. blackhatcatz

    blackhatcatz Power Member

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    THanks for the advice guys, golden advice from Blacksmack, nope not really a ton of money to answer rambo. It's more like just asking if what i'm doing is cool with the advertiser in terms of payment and since I passed the one month mark.

    i'm just doing this more of an experiment and a bit of side income and yes, i do agree of spreading it across the networks. That's what I do. I just tried to push the envelope on this particular advertiser a bit.

    I think i'm going to get paid and yeah its no guarantee but I just wanted to know the usual case on these things. They have nothing on me and I am not doing fraud so i'm not that concerned.

    Plus if this experiment passes, It could be a good stream of income for me, at least till the advertisers stop me from peddling their products.


    I appreciate all the advice! Thanks!


    Catz
     
  8. theadultsplayground

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    No, its not a guaranteed payments. Hell I've had over $500 in offers scrubbed at the last minute. Don't count the money until its in your bank account.
     
  9. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    It's definitely not guaranteed till it's in the bank. Maxbounty actually cancelled a check on me once before I could cash it.

    Moral of the story:

    Get your ass to the bank.
     
  10. blackhatcatz

    blackhatcatz Power Member

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    Is it cool to ask why they canceled, is it more to the fact that you were doing something shady the next month and got your account canned or they just recalled your leads?
     
  11. mattstrike

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    I'm still brand spanking new, but I have been reading as much as I can, and it seems to me that the bottom line is that the network is in it for the same reason we are: to make money.

    So, any affiliate, regardless of method, that has a large payout headed their way, is going to be reviewed by the network very closely.

    Something that people should also keep in mind, right now, is that many companies (specifically US, but the liquidity crunch is world wide right now) that were chugging along just fine a month ago, have suddenly found their lines of credit drying up. These revolving lines of credit allow companies to pay their bills on a regular basis while getting paid on a less regular basis, as long as the total amount coming in is greater than what is going out.

    Many traditional (brick and mortar) businesses are having trouble meeting payroll, not because they are fundamentally unsound, but because they can't get the short term liquidity they need. Now think about how an affiliate network functions, and ask yourself if such a network might ever need short term credit, even if the fundamentals are sound.

    I guess what I am saying, that if ever there was a time to blend into the crowd as much as possible, this is it. A nervous network is even more likely to look for reasons to scrub people than a greedy one.
     
  12. tmd4183

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    I don't know if even getting to the bank good now a days - who pays in CASH????:confused:
     
  13. Sacrilege

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    Actually it was neither. I was running an incentive site with them and at some point last summer they decided to drop all of the incentive sites at once. They decided to hold all the payments on them for an extra month before sending them out, so that they could process chargebacks and scrubs and whatnot. With everyone else, I guess they just held the payments for a month, but I was on weekly pay so had already received a check, so they pulled a stop payment on me and the check bounced.

    They still ended up paying the balance the next month, and I didn't have any scrubs or chargebacks, so I did collect the money in the end but ever since then I've been more proactive about getting to the bank.

    The short of it is that in this case, I wasn't doing anything against network rules, and I still got a check cancelled. Therefore I can only assume they would do the same for someone who was actually breaking the terms.
     
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