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I'm Creating a CPA Network - What Features Do YOU Want?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by watley, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. watley

    watley Power Member

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    I'm creating a CPA network and I'm looking for ideas from you. This CPA network is going to be based on doing things the way affiliates want it, which means the perspective I need is your perspective. I'm sure we're all tired of unfair networks, the wrong sort of things, or whatever. Anyway, I'm sure you have at least one problem, even with your favorite network.

    If you could join the perfect network, in what way would it be different than other networks? Where do these other networks lack? What is the idealistic CPA network for you? What features do you want that most CPA networks don't have? What would make you join my network in a heartbeat?
     
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    ChEcKeD Senior Member

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  3. sapo

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    Pay on time.

    can care less about features.
     
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    Paying whether the advertiser has sent you the money or not.

    I think that is one of the biggest fuck ups in aff networks. CJ has been the only one whos been able to do so.
    Of course, in order to do this you'll need a big investment to cover risks and so on.

    Do you have the money to run a proper aff network or is this another project where a person creates an aff network with the hopes of getting great publishers (playing lottery)
     
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    Zero shaving and pay by PayPal / Bitcoins / VCC
     
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    Zero shaving and pay on time, all the rest is just so not important
     
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    wasted Jr. Executive VIP

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    I think we all can agree that we want an HONEST cpa network.

    When I say honest, I mean to the points other have made here, but we all understand the need for shaving and/or low quality traffic. You should be upfront with your affiliates, don't wait for the pay day to look into the quality of traffic... do it on the upfront and let your affiliates know if their traffic could potentially be flagged or if you don't think it is good. This way we stop producing that traffic and save our money.

    Being upfront with your affiliates will save to money and time down the line.

    GL!
     
  9. watley

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    That would certainly be a feature that would put us apart from most CPA networks. Right now I'm not sure what financial impact that would have on the network, but I'll look into the possibility.

    That does seem to be a resounding issue around many CPA networks. Really, our main edge over the competition is going to be:

    • Full transparency
    • Honesty & Integrity
    • Accessibility & Availability - as long as we know you can bring in legit traffic, the network is available to you
    • On time payments - the traffic you're sending us costs you money and it's our responsibility to pay you on time so you can continue to bring in traffic (and pay the bills). Think of it as a long term model - paying you is the best part of the "cycle," because that's when you can afford to bring in traffic again.

    This isn't some sort of fly-by-night, one man show. There are real investors who are ready to invest five-digit amounts and maybe even some larger investors. I (and the other people involved in this business endeavor) are not playing a lottery with this type of money. If we can't put together a "real" CPA network that is the best in the business at the four talking points I've listed in an above response, the CPA network isn't going to happen.

    That is actually a great suggestion. We will definitely look into incorporating alternative forms of payment that are suitable for everyone. Look below for my response to shaving.
    Right now, before I've had time to work out the financials (which isn't possible until everything is finalized, anyway - things are still in a very early stage of development), I can't make any conclusive statements on that. However, I'm aiming for this to be the "dream network," so if zero shaving is what is important to publishers, we're going to focus on making that possible.

    There is one thing I can be entirely confident in saying right now: what we do isn't going to be a closely guarded secret. There will be full transparency coming from us. We intend to shape the network in a way which allows us to avoid shaving and take a lower profit margin on the idea that as a result, the network will grow. Furthermore, we understand that keeping old publishers is more important than acquiring new ones. If you've been bringing in revenue for us, we'll do everything we can to make sure you want to stay.

    That appears to be the most prominent factor people consider when choosing a CPA network and staying at one. As I said, our main goal is to gain popularity simply because we're better than other networks when it comes to issues such as honesty, integrity, and transparency. If we can't build a network like that, we simply won't build a network.

    Yes, yes, yes. This resonates with everything that has been said today. We're looking to make this network as profitable as possible for everyone long term, which means saving your money is just as important as saving our's. We understand the need many networks have for shaving and we're looking for a way around it that everyone is happy with. If we do decide to take measures against low quality traffic, we'll make sure to hire staff who constantly monitor this so that in the worst case scenario, publishers/the network lose only a small amount of money.

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. The biggest thing I take away from this is that everyone's looking for an honest network that has a business plan which allows them to sustain that veracity for the long term. Every single suggestion has been taken into account and we look forward to making our network work for everyone. This thread is still open to discussion, so if anyone/other people have more to add, please feel free to chime in.
     
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    Ringtone offferssssssss
     
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    Please, do as many direct with advertiser offers as possible. Only broker from the top, most trusted networks.
     
  12. SenzuBean

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    Sorry but a perfect CPA Network already exists, AWM. :)
     
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    I will not add any more words... Simple as that :D
    If you don't pay on time, no one cares about the features...

     
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    Offer weekly payments but never pay, send out emails bragging about payout bumps but just list all your offers with the same prices, publish awesome pdf guides via your facebook group ripped directly from paid forums, hire and then fire basically everybody in your family, and have your accounts payable manager be a fictional woman, like Manti Te'o's girlfriend, and your success is assured.
     
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  15. maestropanda

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    Dream CPA network?
    - Actual case studies not theories
    - Weekly payment
    - Private forum... that is not dead and actually has some sort of activity (achievable if you're able to provide quality content)
    - Well-rounded in offers selection, maintain good EPC
    - AMs that actually respond... hopefully they're active as in constantly online
    - REDUCE SHAVING... reducing it to zero is impossible, but too many networks are being greedy and stealing commission for legit traffic

    Also, it's near impossible to create a "dream" network that is not extremely exclusive, considering that there are way too much fraudsters and whatnot.
     
  16. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    no scrubbing:cool:
     
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    Pay on time.
     
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    For me:

    *Pay on time.
    *Weekly payment via paypal or payoneer.
    *Zero shaving
     
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    We dont want that CRAP hasoffers tracking :)
     
  20. cashcrateaddict

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    What I'd like to see from your network.

    1. Is NOT on HasOffers
    2. Has offers that CONVERT
    3. Pays on time. I want weekly payments, but as long as I KNOW IM GETTING PAID I'll be fine.
    4. AM's who don't respond to you 5 hours after you message them...
    5. An active FB group/Forum so us affiliates can talk nd help eachother out (look at the EWA group or Neverblue group)
    6. Weekly emails talking about the best offers, new offers, etc. It's good to stay up to date on stuff
    7. You actually go to events and network (Leadscon, ASE, ASW, etc) so you can get some direct offers and make a new for yourself.
    8. Be honest with us. Let us know what's going on. If you for some reason can't pay on time, just let us know ahead of time and why you can't.
    9. Don't accept Affs from Affpaying (FRAUD).
    10. None of that "wannabe" arrogant Ryan Eagle propaganda bullshit. You're not 14 years old ;)